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19 Days Indochina Tour

Enjoy your life's journey on glorious 19-day trip through the beautiful South East Asian nations of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. Start from Hanoi, travel south to Ho Chi Minh City and then through Cambodia which is well-known with the magnificient Angkor Wat complex. The journey ends in the magical Laos with the comfortable stays in Vientiane and especially Luang Prabang - the spiritual capital of this former French colony. 

Full itinerary

Day 1 Hanoi arrival

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, met and picked up by our representative. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi city tour (B/L/D)

Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday & Friday) and House-on-stilts, Hochiminh Museum, One Pillar pagoda. Go to see Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) which is the first university of Vietnam from 11 century. In the afternoon, Take a cyclo tour through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sales at these places. Stop to visit Hoan Kiem Lake – Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy Water Puppet show – the most famous Vietnamese cultural show with folk songs. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong /overnight on cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel, proceed to Ha Long. Welcome on board for a junk cruise and set sail in the bay while lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth. After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Late afternoon, visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with anglers who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset, kayak is good option to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and later unwind at restaurant on cruise. Overnight on cruise.

Day 4 Halong - Hanoi - Hue /by flight(B/Br)

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, you have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emeraude water of the bay. After breakfast, you explore Sung Sot cave – one of the bigget caves of Halong Bay. Then, the boat cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served. Your boat arrives at the harbor by noon. Transfer back to Ha Noi and go directly to airport to take domestic flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Day 5 Hue (B/L)

In the morning, take the boat trip along Perfume river to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit Imperial Citadel of the King Nguyen Dynasty. Visit the tombs of former emperor Khai Dinh and Minh Mang constructed as the king himself planned and chose the location in the middle of a pine foreset. Then, as the biggest attraction of the day, visit the magnificient Imperial Citadel. Visit Dong Ba market to see the daily life of local people. Stay overnight in Hue.

Day 6 Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B/L/D)

In the morning, leave Hue for Danang. The picturesque route passes Lang Co, a fishing village, which is strikingly charming for any photographer. Arriving in Danang, visit Cham Museum – the biggest collection on the history and cultre of the Cham Pa Kingdom which ended at the 16th century. On the way to Hoi An, you will drop in the Marble mountain, a large garden mount complex, a precious gift of Mother Nature acknowledged as a national heritage. Visit a stone carving village at the foot of Marble Mountain. Check in hotel at Hoi An. Dinner. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 Hoi An (B)

We spend the morning for a walking tour around this enchanting port town a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese and Arab traders. 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. After lunch in local restaurant, enjoy a short boat ride to a nearby village specializing in ceramics and crafts-including boat building. Today, Hoi An is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailors shops, and numerous cafes. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. We enjoy a half day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tam Ky Ancestral House. Following the tour there will be free time to shop or relax.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh (B/L/D)

Stay free in the morning to spend the last minutes in Hoi An. After lunch, transfer to Danang airport to take flight to Hochiminh city. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Dinner on floating restaurant to go along Saigon river.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 9 Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi (B/L)

Today, have excursion to Cu Chi Underground Tunnel, the famous battle field in Vietnam war. Now it is a favourite tourist site with its 200 km - long tunnels and its’ brave guerrillas. These tunnels and underground villages were built to provide a safe haven for the people of Cu Chi in the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch. In the afternoon, take a city tour to visit famous French buildings in the city center: City Hall, North Dame Cathedral, Post Office. Visit War Museum, Reunification Palace.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong delta (B/L/D)

After breakfast, drive to My Tho. Upon arrival, take the boat trip along Mekong River with islet stop at Thoi Son to taste seasonal fruits, enjoy traditional folk songs. Then, visit the authentic life of the local and challenge your bargaining power at cottage handicraft shops. Lunch to be served with the Mekong Delta specialty. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon. Free time at Ben Thanh Market. Dinner will be served on Saigon River Cruise with show entertainment along the Saigon River.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh - Phnom Penh by flight (B)

Transfer to airport to take flight to Phnom Penh. Arrival in Phnom Penh and transfer to the hotel for check in, after check in, we will to visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. We also visit Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 12 Phnom Penh - Siem Reap/by flight (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the airport for flight departure to Siem Reap, arrival in Siem Reap and transfer to the visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of time visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. We will drive to the Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 13 Siem Reap (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 14 Siem Reap (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, Heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Afternoon we visit the Roluos Group.The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. Preah KO erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 15 Siem Reap - Vientiane by flight (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Then, transfer to airport to take flight to Vientiane. Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. On arrival, you will be transferred to the centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is your free time at leisure.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 16 Vientiane city tour - Buddha Park - Luang Prabang by flight (B/L)

In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. We then transfer out to see the Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, near the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe. We then come back to the town to visit the city in the afternoon, including the oldest Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument. You then come back hotel relax before we transfer taking to Luang Prabang flight.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 17 Luang Prabang - Pak Ou cave (B/L)

Today, you will first visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.  We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.
On arrival back in the city, we also have time to visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts; before ascending the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 18 Luang Prabang - Khuang Si waterfall (B/L)

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.
After breakfast at the hotel, we will take a stroll around the city to visit Big Brother Mouse, which is the most famous bookshop in Laos. The next stop is Ock Pop Tock, meaning East Meets West, where you can learn about the traditional weaving in Laos. Laos is also known for its traditional handicrafts, and today you will visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene. We then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest paths. Before returning to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, one of the must-visit spots, newly opened on January 2014. Arriving in Luang Prabang, we transfer to Wat Siphouthabath to admire the sunset. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 19 Luang Prabang departure (B)

Today, transfer to airport for your departure flight. Tour ends!

Price and Condition

Service included:

  • English speaking guide during the tour
  • Accommodation – as hotel in the list or similar – based on TWN/DBL/TRP sharing room with breakfast
  • Lunch and dinner that are indicated along the program
  • Shows and sightseeing in schedule
  • Transportation by air-conditioner
  • 02 bottle of drinking water and wet tissue for each pax per day

Service excluded:

  • International / Domestic flight ticket & airport tax (if have)
  • Visa to Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos
  • Personal expenses; Tel, Fax, Mini Bar, Laundry
  • Meals: lunch & dinner that are not indicated in the program
  • Tip for local guide and driver (3 USD/pax/day)
  • Hotel surcharge in Peak Season or holidays (TBA)

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