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Discover Laos, Vietnam & Cambodia

  • Duration: 16 Days
  • Highlights: Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
  • Indochina countries ( Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia ) share a common cultural heritage yet possess their own unique personalities and histories as well. The French ruled this area, collectively known as Indochine, from the late 1800’s through the mid-20th century. The French influence still remains in some areas

    Type of tour: Group tour (Private tour upon request)
    Standard: 
    3star 
    Departure: 
    Daily, upon your request
    Start City: Luang Prabang Finish City:  Siem Reap and vice versa upon your request
    Special Offer: Free Visa Letter

    Note: The Tet holiday in Vietnam falls on Feb 14th-20th next year 2018. This period of time, the services are limited and price may increase by 2 times so please well note to consider the time to travel. 

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Brief itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang arrival (D)
Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - KuangSi Waterfall (B/L)
Day 3: Luang Prabang: Alms giving - Hanoi (B)
Day 4: Hanoi (B)
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi (Brunch)
Day 7: Hanoi - Hue (B)
Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (B)
Day 9: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city (B)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi tunnels (B)
Day 11: Ho CHi Minh city - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B/L)
Day 12: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Chau Doc (B/L)
Day 13: Chau Doc - speed to Phnom Penh (B/L)
Day 14: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/L)
Day 15: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex (B/L)
Day 16: Siem Reap departure (B)

 

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Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival (D)

Upon arrival at the airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.
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Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Kuangsi Water Fall (B/L)

After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. 
In the afternoon, drive to the beautiful Khuangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village. 
Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.
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Day 3: Luang Prabang: Alms-giving - Hanoi (B)

This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people.
Free time for relax for relax until time for transferring to airport for flight to Hanoi. Our guide will meet and bring you to your hotel in Hanoi city for overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
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Day 4: Hanoi (B)

In the morning, you will visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (Mondays & Fridays closed), his House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda on the West lake.
In the afternoon, more discover Hanoi with the visit to Van Mieu Temple & Quoc Tu Giam (our first national university) & enjoy one hour cyclo ride around Old Quarter. Relax at a local Coffee shop or “Bia hoi” corner for deeply explore local life before Water Puppets show at Thang Long theatre.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
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Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

After breakfast, take 3.5 hours drive to Halong bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting a beautiful case, if not today, you will do tomorrow according to each boat/junk’s itinerary. Again your dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board.

Accommodation: Halong Cruise
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Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (Brunch)

In the morning, take further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Enjoy brunch on board before disembarking.
On the return to Hanoi, we stop on the way in Bac Ninh, for visiting a special place and the cradle of Vietnamese folklore music in the Red River Delta. We take a horse-drawn cart through country lanes to visit Dinh Bang Communal house & Do Temple, the temple worships 8 (eight) kings of Ly Dynasty (1010-1225). After that you will be invited to enjoy Quan Ho folk songs (duo of love songs) performed by local artists and singers. Overnight in Hanoi.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
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Day 7: Hanoi - Hue (B)

Free time in the morning before transferring to the airport of Hanoi for a flight to Hue. Transfer to a the city check in your hotel. In the afternoon we pay a visit to the Imperial Citadel, constituted from the Real Fortress and the Forbidden City, and the market of Dong Ba. Overnight in Hue.

 Accommodation
: Hotel in Hue
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Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (B)

In morning we embark on a dragon boat sail along the Huong River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tomb of Ming Mang King.
In the afternoon transfer to Hoi An through the famous of Hai Van Pass. The car will stop for the visit to Cham Museum where display an open air collection of Cham sculpture.

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
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Day 9: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Discovery Hoian truly life by walking tour around this enchanting port town. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market… Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like.
The next tour is coming to the home of a craftsman in the old streets. Here you will have a brief introduction to the history, shape, and colour of the lanterns as well as the many stages of making them. After that you can make your own lantern, decorate, pack and keep it as a souvenir during the time in Hoian.
In the afternoon, we transfer to Danang Airport for late flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodation: Hotel in HCMC.

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Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi (B)

In the morning drive to Cu Chi, one incredible city basement constituted from one series of tightened tunnel, used from the Vietcong during the war with the Americans. In the afternoon pause to the colonial buildings of Saigon like the Independent Palace, Post Office and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Ben Thanh market.

Accommodation: 
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
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Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B/L)

Our car will pick up at your hotel in early morning. Upon arrival at Cai Be, embark a private boat to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market to see local people being selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process... After lunch taking a cruise along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 3 pm, the boat will arrive at Vinh Long, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. Then transfer to Can Tho City for overnight.

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho City

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Day 12: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Chau Doc (B/L)

Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Then continue going to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen. Check in on arrival. Visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the breath-taking view on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border with flat rice fields and nice canals, visit caved pagoda. Over night in Chau Doc.
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Day 13: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B/L)

After breakfast, get on speed boat to Phnom Penh, going back one of the arms of the Mekong. Our guide and coach will pick up at Phnom Penh International Airport or Phnom Penh Boat Port, then transfer to hotel for check in. Then transfer to visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Preahkeo Morokot, National Museum & Central Market or Toul Sleng Museum. Enjoy welcome dinner at the local restaurant & overnight in Phnom Penh.

Accommodation
: Hotel in Phnom Penh
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Day 14: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/L)

After breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Phnom Penh International airport for flight to Siem Reap or Port for Express Boat to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Banteay Srei – The place just 30 kim from city center with the unique temple to worship the maiden of Kings, back to Siem Reap city for dinner with Apsara show and overnight. 

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
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Day 15: Siem Reap - Angkor Complexes (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, then visit the Angkor Thom: South Gate, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of Leper King and Phimean Akas temple. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, transfer to visit the famous temple of Cambodia, Angkor Wat to visit the huge World Heritage and in late afternoon take a romantic view sunset from the top of Bakheng Hill

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
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Day 16: Siem Reap - Departure (B)

 

Morning
breakfast at hotel then transfer to visit Tonle Sap Great Lake for Cruising, visiting fisherman’s life, floating fishing village dot the semi-submerged forest that lines the flood plant rim of the lake, back to visit Chantier Ecole-Artisan d’Angkor, the place are in the Ministry of Education was constructed in 1992 and this place renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome training center and workshops. Free tour of the classes and workshops offer a glimpse into the unique skills training program, teaching young artists in the techniques and styles of classic Cambodian artistry before transfer for departure lunch at local restaurant in the town. After lunch, visit old market for shopping until transfer to the airport for flight off.

INCLUSIVE:

  • Hotel accommodation as specific or similar with breakfast
  • Private car/mini van with A/C
  • Junk/boat in Mekong - Lao, Ha Long, Hue, Mekong - Vietnam, Mekong - Cambodia
  • All entrance fees
  • English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
  • Meals as per program ( L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • Vietnam domestic flight (Hanoi - Hue & Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Indochina flight (Luang Prabang-Hanoi, Phnom Penh - Siem Reap)
  • Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Visa
EXCLUSIVE:
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses & Tips
  • Drinks, and other meals not clearly mentioned