Seductive, sublime and, most of all, surprising: with the region’s dark political past now firmly behind it, these three countries have come shining through as previously hidden gems. And with so much history, culture and natural beauty to offer, it’s no surprise that their popularity has soared in the last 10 years.


Flight Information

Vietnam – Direct services to Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines with onward connections where required
Cambodia – Daily services to Phnom Penh via Bangkok with British Airways, Bangkok Airways & Thai Airways International or to Siem Reap via Bangkok with British Airways & Bangkok Airways
Laos – Regular services to Luang Prabang via Hanoi with Vietnam Airlines, plus daily services via Bangkok with British Airways & Bangkok Airways

Flying Time

Vietnam – 11 hours, 35 minutes to Hanoi & 12 hours, 15 minutes to Ho Chi Minh City
Cambodia – 12 hours, 30 minutes to Phnom Penh via Bangkok
Laos – 13 hours, 45 minutes via Hanoi

Best Time To Visit

Vietnam – Feb-Aug
Cambodia & Laos – Nov-Apr

Time Difference

GMT +7 hours


Vietnam – Vietnamese Dong
Cambodia – Cambodian Riel (US$ widely accepted)
Laos – Lao Kip (US$, Euros & Thai Baht are also accepted in many places)

Visa & Vaccinations

Visas: British passport holders do require a visa. All other nationals please check visa requirements with the embassy.

Health Requirements: Please check with your GP surgery or the National Travel Health Network and Centre for the most up-to-date requirements.

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