16 days / A glance to Indochina – Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos
This 16 day tour takes you to visit the best of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Discover the greatest landscapes: Hanoi city, Halong bay, Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong floating market. Visit the historical places in Cambodia including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm and the lovely Laos.
START THE TOUR FROM VIETNAM
Day 1: Hanoi / Arrival
Hanoi city tour. Visit some famous places in Hanoi that includes The Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
Take a cyclo tour for sightseeing around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Watch video
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Halong bay
Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming… Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay.
Overnight on boat in Halong bay.
Day 3: Halong bay
Early morning, join a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Enjoy delicous breakfast onboard.
Cruise back to the pier. Pass by Halong Pearl Farm. Relax and have lunch on boat and say goodbye to the crew. Back to Hanoi. Transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh
Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. After that, take a city tour. Places to visit: The Re-Unification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral & the War Remnants Museum.
Afternoon, leave the city for Cu Chi. Explore the Cu Chi Tunnel. Return the city.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 5: Mekong Delta
After breakfast at hotel, leave Ho Chi Minh for Ben Tre. Take a boat trip on Mekong river to a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, walking through the fruit plantation village.
Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 6: Mekong Delta
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue our visit at Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary.
Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 7: Phnom Penh
Early morning, take a rowing boat trip to visit a fish farm and floating houses. Visit the Cham minority in their traditional weaving village.
After that, take a speed boat from Chau Doc, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Arrive at Sisowath tourist quay in Phnom Penh around 2.00pm.
After a refrestment, enjoy a lunch at a nice restaurant in Phnom Penh.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 8: Siem Reap
Morning, start the tour by visitng Royal Palace and its Silver Pagoda. After that, you will be taken to the Khmer Rouge Killing Field and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (or Wat Phnom instead, as per your preference).
Afternoon, transfer to Siem Reap.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 9: Siem Reap
Morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. Continue your visit at Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Lunch at a local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor.
Evening, enjoy buffet dinner and watch Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Siem Reap
Morning, visit the National Museum at 7.30am. After that, you will have a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake for sightseeing.
Afternoon, transfer you to airport for flight to Luang Prabang (16:55-18:55).
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 11: Luang Prabang
Morning, Visit the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, sightseeing and relaxation. Afternoon, back to the city and visit National museum and famous pagodas. Climb Phu Si-hill and enjoy stunning scenery in sunset.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 12: Luang Prabang
After breakfast, cruise upstream on the Mekong River, visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. After then, visit Ban Xanghai village.
Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)
Day 13: Xieng Khouang
Drive to Xieng Khouang. Visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. Visit some villages of hill tribal people.
Overnight in Phonsavanh. (B,L)
Day 14: Vang Vieng
Drive to Vang Vieng. Upona rrival, check in at your hotel. Enjoy a short tubing along Somg river. You can see the stunning view of the town. (Other option: Walk to enjoy the great mountain scenery and visit surrounding caves).
Overnight at Vang Vieng.
Day 15: Vientiane
Drive to Vientiane. Visit the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Visit That Luang Stupa and the imposing Patuxay Monument.
Overnight in the Vientiane.
Day 16: Vientiane
After breakfast, visit Buddha Park which is 30km far from the city center. (Alternative: Riding Elephant for sightseeing) Then transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
End of the tour!
PRICE IN USD
*Half-private tour: You will join group tours in Vietnam, you will travel and sightseeing with other passengers. Rest of the tour, in Cambodia and Laos, is private tour.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- Domestic flights.
- Cookery demonstrations in Halong Bay.
- Kayak in Halong bay: Safe, clean and nice.
- Room on boat with AirConditioner in Halong bay.
- Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- Transfer as per tour program.
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance fees.
- Other personal expenses.
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