19 Days Indochina Tour

Enjoy your life's journey on glorious 19-day trip through the beautiful Southeast 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 for the magnificient Angkor Wat complex. The journey ends in magical Laos, with 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, you will be 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 and Friday) and House-on-Stilts, Hochiminh Museum, and One Pillar Pagoda. Go to see Van Mieu (the Temple of Literature), which was the first university in Vietnam in the 11th century. In the afternoon, take a cyclo tour through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Stop to visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy the 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)

After breakfast at the hotel, proceed to Ha Long. Come 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, go swimming on a quiet beach, or sunbathe on the sundeck. Later in the 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, kayaking is a 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 unwinding at the onboard restaurant.

Overnight on a cruise

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

As you rise 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 emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, you explore Sung Sot cave, one of the biggest caves in 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 the airport to take a domestic flight to Hue.

Overnight in Hue

Day 5 Hue (B/L)

In the morning, take the boat trip along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Visit the Imperial Citadel of the King Nguyen Dynasty. Visit the tombs of former emperors Khai Dinh and Minh Mang, constructed as the king himself planned and chose the location in the middle of a pine forest. Then, as the biggest attraction of the day, visit the magnificent 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 the Cham Museum, which houses the biggest collection on the history and culture of the Cham Pa Kingdom, which ended in the 16th century. On the way to Hoi An, you will stop at Marble Mountain, a large mountain complex and a precious gift of Mother Nature acknowledged as a national heritage. Visit a stone carving village at the foot of Marble Mountain. Check into the hotel in Hoi An. Dinner.

Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 Hoi An (B)

We spend the morning on 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 numerous art galleries and tailor shops. Get some made-to-order clothes if you like. After lunch at a 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, tailor 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 the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, and 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 a flight to Hochiminh City. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner on a floating restaurant to go along the Saigon River

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

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

Today, we have an excursion to the Cu Chi Underground Tunnel, the famous battle field in the Vietnam War. Now it is a favorite tourist site with its 200-kilometer-long tunnels and its brave guerrillas. These tunnels and underground villages were built to provide a safe haven for the people of Cu Chi during 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, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Post Office. Visit the War Museum and 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 the Mekong River with an island stop at Thoi Son to taste seasonal fruits and enjoy traditional folk songs. Then, visit the authentic life of the locals and challenge your bargaining power at cottage handicraft shops. Lunch is to be served with a Mekong Delta specialty. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon. Free time at Ben Thanh Market Dinner will be served on the Saigon River Cruise with show entertainment along the Saigon River.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

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

Transfer to the airport to take a flight to Phnom Penh. Arrival in Phnom Penh and transfer to the hotel for check-in. After check-in, we will 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 with diamonds and weighing 90 kilograms, as well as 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 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 and one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of our 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 west of Siem Reap town, to 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, and traditional kit dye 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. The jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers that 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 the hotel Then, transfer to the airport to take a 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 that were created by a mysterious monk who spread his philosophy on life and revealed his ideas about the universe. We then come back to the town to visit the city in the afternoon, including the oldest temple, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple, Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We also visit Laos' national icon, That Luang Stupa, and we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument. You then come back to the hotel to relax before we transfer you to your 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. Then, you embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River. The journey will give you a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside. At the end of the trip, you will reach the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These are two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, you will stop at the Ban Xanghai village, where they make the local rice wine.

On our arrival back in the city, you will visit the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. Then, climb 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset city view 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 to Laos, the only Buddhist nation still preserving it.

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 the local villages 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 in January 2014. Arriving in Luang Prabang, we transferred to Wat Siphouthabath to admire the sunset.

Overnight in Luang Prabang 

Day 19 Luang Prabang departure (B)

Today, transfer to the 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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