24 days / Vietnam – Cambodia – Laos

From $3,300
Group size Private
Depart Daily
Tour ID ASA24
culture
history
cruise
hiking
mountain
wonder
discovery

This 24 day tour takes you to visit the best of: VIETNAM, CAMBODIA and LAOS. Exploring the hidden charm of Vietnam, the greatest history of Cambodia and the lovely Laos.

			

Overview:


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. (B,L)

Day 2: Sapa

Early morning, pick up from the hotel depart for Sapa. Arrive Sapa Town around 1.00pm. You will see the town full of color with traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People. Check-in hotel and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Around 14.30, have a short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village. See the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station. Stop at a bridge to see waterfall then you will walk uphill for to go back to Sapa Town. Have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant,

Overnight at hotel in Sapa town. (B,L)

Day 3: Sapa

Breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking. At 9.30, trekking from Sapa town to Muong Hoa valley, admire the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain and rice terrace. Around 12.30, picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village. After lunch, heading to Ta Van village, home of Dzay ethnic people to see the local daily life. At 14.30, we picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa to go back to Sapa town.

15.00, have a shower at hotel before going back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at around 21.00.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 4: 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 5: Halong bayHue

Morning, breakfast on boat. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many island and islet to explore the hidden charm of the bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi airport and take a flight to Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

(B,L)

Day 6: Hue

Hue city tour. Get a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda. We then continue our visit at the CitadelHue Royal Antiques museum. Visit Dong Ba Market and have lunch at a nearby restaurant.

After lunch, visit tomb of King “Minh Mang” and Tomb of King “Khai Dinh”. Proceed our tour at a nearby village where people making incense stick and conical hat. After that, we transfer you to Hoi An.

Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L)

Day 7: Hoi An

Morning, visit My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site. This tour is a must-see for those who are interested in architecture and ancientcivilizations. My Son sanctuary was an imperial city during the Champa civilization,between the 4th and the 12th.

Afternoon, your leisure time.

You can discover the old town on foot by yourself easily. Some famous places to visit: Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market, Tan Ky Old House, Fu Jian Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.

Overnight in Hoi An. (B,L)

Day 8: Hoi AnHo Chi Minh

Breakfast at hotel. Spend a little leisure time then our driver transfers you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.

Arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh, you will be taken to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is your own time to explore the city yourselves.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. (B)

Day 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: Phnom PenhSiem 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 14: 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.

(B,L,D)

Day 15: Siem Reap

At 8.00am, we drive out of the city to go to Koh Ker. Abandoned to the forests of the north, Koh Ker, capital of the Angkorian empire from AD 928 to AD 944. It takes about 1.5 hour to reach Koh Ker. On arrival, we start to explore the complex.

10.30am, we drive back to Siem Reap. On the way back, we stop at two famous temples: Prasat Neang Khmaw & Prasat Pram. Lunch at a local restaurant near Beng Mealea temple.

1.30pm, we visit Beng Mealea temple. Enjoy a short walk through the dense jungle and discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries. We proceed to the last one that we visit today, Banteay Srey, the “gem” of the Angkor area.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 16: Siem Reap

Morning, visit the National Museum at 7.30am. After that, you will have a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake for sightseeing. Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest lakes in Asia.

Leave the lake and head to downtown to visit Artisan’s D’angkor, the caving art school. Continue your visit to Wat Thmei.

Free Add-On: Visit Preah Khan Temple.

Rest of the day is your leisure time in Siem Reap. Explore the town on your own.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

LAOS

Day 17: Siem ReapLuang Prabang

Breakfast at hotel. We transfer you to airport for flight to Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

Day 18: Luang Prabang

Morning, Take boat trip on Mekong river, visit very famous Pak Ou Buddha Caves which sit amongst the limestone cliffs where the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers meet.

Afternoon, visit village of Ban Xang Hai which has for centuries made the clay jars which are used to ferment Lao wine.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

(B,L)

Day 19: Luang Prabang

Morning, we drive to Living Land Lao Organic Farm at Phoung Van village. Learn and experience the real activities and life of a Lao farmer.

Afternoon, 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. We return to the city.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. (B,L)

Day 20: Luang Prabang

Morning, breakfast at hotel. Spend your leisure time to explore the city on your own.

Afternoon, we make our way to Vang Vieng, a small town, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River.

Overnight in Vang Vieng. (B)

Day 21: 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 22: Vang ViengVientiane

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 23: 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 24: 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)


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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