16 days / A glance to Indochina (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos)

From $1,999
Group size Private
Depart Daily
Tour ID ASA16
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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

Arrival in Hanoi. Our driver meets you at airport and transfers you to your hotel.

After a refreshment, take a city tour, visit the most famous places in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum & Ngoc Son Temple. Watch video

Overnight in Hanoi. (L)

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. (B,L,D)

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.

(B,L)

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, we drive 60km to Cu Chi. Take in the peaceful rural scenery as we drive between rice paddies, look out for ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road.

Arrival in Cu Chi. At first glance there is scant evidence today of the fighting and bombing that convulsed Cu Chi during the war. To see what went on, you have to dig deeper – underground.

We drive back to the city.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. (B,L)

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. (B,L)

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. (B,L)

CAMBODIA

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.

(B,L)

Day 8: Phnom Penh → 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. (B,L)

Day 9: Siem Reap

Morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. “Angkor” means “city” and “Thom” means big – so the clue is in the name: Angkor Thom refers to what once was a great Khmer city and includes a whole host of temples and sites of historical interest. 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 and is the Cambodia’s most iconic temple. We continue our visit at Banteay srei. Located away from the main monuments is the Banteay Srei temple, one of Angkor’s highlights. This temple contains the finest, most intricate carvings to be found in Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 10: Siem Reap → Luang Prabang

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
(B,L)

LAOS

Day 11: Luang Prabang

Morning, visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Then visit Wat Xieng Thong, the royal city’s most important temple.

Embark and cruise upstream on the Mekong River, visit the famous and mysterious Pak Ou Caves. Back to the city. Stop at the village of Ban Xanghai where they make the local rice wine. Lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, visit some major places: National Museum (Royal Palace), Wat Mai, UXO Visitor’s Centre and Wat Visoun famous for its enormous stupa and its collection of old gilded Buddhas.

Finally, we reach the Mount Phousi to enjoy a panoramic sunset view of Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

Day 12: Luang Prabang → Vang Vieng

Morning, we drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. Before coming back to Luang Prabang, we still have time to visit Kuang Si Falls Butterflies Park, newly opened January 2014, it is now one of the must-see spots in Luang Prabang.

After that, we make a the journey to Vang Vieng. Arrival in Vang Vieng, check into your hotel.

Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B,L)

Add-On: 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 13: Vang Vieng

In the morning, we will first stroll around the town to visit the local market to catch a gimpse of everyday life in a typical Lao rural area. We then visit Organic Farm Vang Vieng.

After that, we visit the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngae, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different local lifestyles.

Afternoon, start cycling to Blue Lagoon (7Km from the town center), of which the waters are an aqua-blue, and are always cool. Visit the nearby Tham Phoukham Cave.

We go back to the city and board on a leisurely long-tail boat along the Nam Song River to admire the sunset.

Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B,L)

Day 14: Vang Vieng → Vientiane

Morning, your leisure time in Vang Vieng. After early lunch, we leave Vang Vieng and head to Vientiane.

We visit Ban Houy Mo, a fishing village, along the way. Continue our journey and stop to visit an archaeological site of Vang Xang, where you can admire one of the country’s oldest Buddha statues, dating back to the 11th century. Arrival in Vientiane, check-in at hotel.

Overnight in Vientiane. (B,L)

Day 15: Vientiane

We begin our tour by visiting the serene Wat Sisaket, one of the most beautiful temples in the capital. Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Next, we visit COPE, an association working to help landmine victims. Lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, we stop at the Patuxay monument, Laos’ version of the Arc de Triomphe. Continue out visit at Pha That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. We drive out of the city to visit the Buddha Park which contains numerous religious images. Back to the city.

Overnight in Vientiane. (B,L)

Day 16: Vientiane / Departure

Breakfast at hotel.

Your leisure time to explore the city on your own until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

End of the tour! (B)


PRICE IN USD

Option Basic
3 star
Deluxe
4 star  
Luxury
5 star  
Price 1999 2590 3190

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Flights in the tour.
  • Hotels & accommodations.
  • Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
  • Transfer and transport.
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees.

EXCLUDES:

  • Drinks.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.

Note: The tour price based on two persons onwards.

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