Indochina Heritage Line 15 Days 14 Nights

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Price from: $1,073 USD

Destinations: Luang Prabang icon-16 Pak Ou Caves icon-16 Kuang Si Waterfall icon-16 Hanoiicon-16 Halong Bay icon-16 Hue icon-16 Hoi An icon-16 Ho Chi Minh city icon-16 Cu Chi tunnel icon-16 Sieam Reap

Put your first steps in Luang Prabang which owns the city’s old-world romance of 33 gilded wats, saffron-clad monks, exquisite Gallic cuisine and faded Indochinese villas. Then you will cross over borders to be Hanoi-called by Paris of asia, admire what nature created in Halong Bay, immerse yourself in the outstanding palaces in Hue and the peacefull atmosphere of Hoi An. Take in to Ho Chi Minh to recharge your energy before exploring the foot steps of Vietnam war in Cu chi tunnels. Finish your Indochina tour packages discovery in Siem Reap- the doorsteps to immemorial civilization.



Highlights of Indochina Heritage Tour Package:

  • Contemplating an outstanding example of the fusion of traditional architecture and Lao urban structures with those built by the European colonial authorities in the 19th and 20th centuries
  • Visiting the most unique historical and cultural vestiges in Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
  • Experiencing local life of residents living along Mekong river.
  • Enjoying quite atmosphere and breathtaking beauty of Halong called by “Rock wonder in sky”.
  • Joining daily life of Cambodian.
  • Learning about the exclusive feature of Angkor complex.



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Full Indochina Heritage Travel Itinerary

Itinerary

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Indochina Heritage Line 15 day

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival/Into the Ancients

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Welcome to Laos: Luang Prabang means “city of the Golden Buddha Phra Bang”. It is one of the most popular destinations in Laos has most travelers use it as the first or last stop in the country.

On arrival at the airport, you will be met by our tour guide and driver, then transferred to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is your own time at leisure.

Meals included: __/__/__

Parameter: Airport – hotel: 6 km/Driving: 15 minutes

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 2: Pak Ou Caves/Over the River, Inside the Mountain

In the morning

  • At 08:30, being followed by our guide and driver, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts
  • At 09:30, you then embark on a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside
  • At 11:00, 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.
  • You will have lunch at a local restaurant at noontime

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In the afternoon

  • At 15:00, on arrival back in the city, you will visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.
  • Then you will make a stop at Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures
  • At 17:00, you will continue your day to visit Wat Prabath to admire the sunset; this is a peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day.
  • At 19:00, 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 hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast/ Lunch/__

Overnight in Luang Prabang

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Day 3: Kuang Si Waterfall/The Allure of Water Falling

In the morning

  • Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.
  • From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the flavor of local life
  • After breakfast at the hotel, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. We then visit Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas.
  • If time permits, we will visit UXO Visitor Center (closed on Saturday, and Sunday), where you can find the documentation about the secret war in Laos.
  • Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour.

In the afternoon

  • We then transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals.
  • You have the rest of the afternoon to refresh at the cool clear water, or hiking to the top of the waterfalls.
  • There is also the chance to walk to the nearby village of Ban Thapene, and explore the hidden waterfalls, which is rarely visited by other tourists
  • If you wish, we will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.
  • Transfer back to your hotel late afternoon.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Luang Prabang

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Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Fly to Hanoi/The Present in the Past

shutterstock_598694753 (1)Welcome to Vietnam: After flight, you will reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabited.

In the morning

  • After breakfast, we transfer out to the airport to take the morning flight to Hanoi

In the afternoon

  • Upon your arrival in Noi Bai airport, you will be picked up by our tour guide and driver, then, firstly leave for The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
  • It is estimated to be 2 hours at the museum then you will be transferred back to the Old Quarter and visit the Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Finally, you will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the Old Quarter and experience the local life in 45 minutes before coming back your hotel

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Airport – hotel: 30 km/Driving: 45 minutes

Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong/A Night on the Peaceful Bay

In the morning

  • At 08:00 after breakfast, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Halong bay, which takes you around 4.0 hours through small villages with beautiful fields of rice and vegetable.
  • Ariving in the habour, board the cruise and have lunch in the restaurant

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In the afternoon

  • 13:00 – 15:00: A sumptuous lunch is served while cruising into the magnificent Halong Bay with its thousands of extraordinarily shaped limestone islands, considered as the heaven on the Earth.
  • 15:30 – 17:00: Explore the Lờm Bò area and be charmed by this outstanding masterpiece of Mother Nature. Visit Mê Cung Cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay and climb up to see the panoramic view of the bay from above.
  • 17:00 – 19:00 p.m: Return to the LaFairy Sails for a Sunset party to admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. Take pleasure in a fruit carving demonstration.

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In the evening

  • 19:00: Savor a sparkling and dreamlike dinner on top deck under the light of a thousand stars in middle of the tranquil Bay with extremely delicious food and be awed by a fascinating fruit and vegetable carving show. Delight in traditional music performances. Afterwards, socialize with the artist, new friends and crew members, join squid fishing.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Driving: Hanoi – Halong: 180 km/4 hours/way

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Day 6 : Halong Bay – Hue

In the morning

  • 06:30 – 07:00 a.m: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
  • 07:15 – 07:45 a.m: it’s time for you to have breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
  • 08:00 – 09:00 a.m: you will visit Titov Island for swimming in the emerald water. Then hike up to the top of the island to take the breathtaking panoramic view of the Bay.
  • 09:00 – 09:45 a.m: Enjoy kayaking through the hidden beauty of the bay.
  • 09:45 – 10:15 a.m: you pack your luggage and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the harbor.
  • 10:15 – 11:45 a.m: you will join a cooking demonstration before having an exceptional Buffet lunch.

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In the afternoon

  • 12:30: After disembark the LaFairy Sails & Farewell, you will be transferred back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue city.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Flight information: VN 1547 Vietnam Airlines 19:00   20:10

Parameter:  Driving: Halong – Hanoi: 180km/ 4 hours
Airplane: 1.10 hours

Overnight in Hue  

Day 7: Hue City Tour/Where the Emperors Stay

In the morning

  • At 08:30 after breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel to start the exciting day tour by exploring Hue’s beauties
  • First, you will get the romantic experience by taking a leisure boat trip along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.
  • After that you will pay a visit to Tu Duc tomb, which is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque and largest works of architecture of Nguyen Dynasty’s royal palaces and tombs
  • Then lunch will be served in a local restaurant at noon time

thien mu pagoda

In the afternoon

  • At 14:00, you will continue your day trip by visiting Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, created in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty
  • The next experience is exploring the local life by visiting Dong Ba market to experience the local life and learn how the locals operate their market
  • At around 17:00, the tour will come to the end and you have free time on your own later

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Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful notes: Wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Hue

 

Day 8: Hue – Danang – Hoi An/Incredible Coastal Line

In the morning

  • At 08:30, our guide and driver will meet you up again and start your journey to Hoi An town
  • You will firstly pass the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South-East Sea, with spectacular views along the way
  • At 10:30, you will reach Danang and visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of open air sandstone carvings.
  • The next site will be Son Tra Peninsula, which is a typical Vietnam tourism magnet along the coastline: fantastic, untouched natural scene with transparent sea, white sand, and mysterious primitive jungle with a vast diversity of plants and animals.
  • At noon time, you will have time for lunch in a local restaurant

Lang Co beach

In the afternoon

  • At 14:00, you will depart for Marble mountain, visit Non Nuoc stone carving village, one of the four ancient villages in Quang Nam – Da Nang
  • To be continued, you will climb up to mountain, visit Thuy Son – the biggest and the most beautiful mountain in Da Nang
  • At around 16:00, you will reach your hotel in Hoi an and have free time on your own

Marble mountains

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Driving: Hue – Hoi An: 130 km/ 2.5 hours/way

Overnight in Hoi An

 

Day 9: Hoi An Waking Tour – Tra Que Village/Be a Farmer

In the morning

  • At 08:30, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you start riding your bicycle to Tra Que village (private car will be used if you cannot ride a bike)
  • You firstly will be introduced about the history of the village, the cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering about the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine.
  • Then you will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake.
  • Continue doing activities such as raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities before spending the rest of the morning working the land in the time honoured way
  • After finishing all the activities, you will take a break and prepare lunch with a local family.
  • You will have lunch in local house with many local delicacies including Tam Huu spring roll, Banh xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region

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In the afternoon

  • At around 15:00, riding back to Hoi An town and you will start discovering this World Heritage site.
  • You will be introduced about many delights of Hoi An. From expert dressmakers and tailors, who will craft a complete outfit for you in a couple of days, to a dawn photo trip along the river or from a fun visit to Hoi An Local Market then following small alleys to see the Chinese Assembly Hall, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge and Tan Ky Ancient House and the China Town in the other side of the canal, you’ll find yourself miss that one-of-a-kind port town in every single road of your ahead travel.
  • At around 17:00, the tour will come to the end ad you have free time on your own later

Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City Tour

In the morning

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh
  • On your arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guide then transferred to the city center. Then you will have lunch at a local restaurant

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In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will start the tour of dynamic City, you will visit The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’.
  • Then, we will visit War Museum, one of the most interesting museums to learn about Vietnam War.
  • The last destination is Ben Thanh Local market (if time allows), which is a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho/Taste of Mekong River

In the morning

At 08:00, you will be met up by our guide and driver at your hotel and leave the hustle Saigon heading to My Tho, the closet delta town to Ho Chi Minh city. It will be a 90-minute driving through the small villages in the western region.

  • You will start your delta trip with a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda, the most beautiful and ancient pagoda in Mekong Delta.
  • Then take a boat trip on the great Mekong River (Tien River) to visit fish farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river and see 4 islets: Long (Dragon) islet, Lan (Unicorn) islet, Quy (Turtle) Islet and Phung (Phoenix) islet.
  • Proceed to Thoi Son Islet, visit farmers’ houses and gardens. Enjoy fruits and honey tea served by local people while listening to Tai Tu music – Traditional music of the Mekong people. Discover small canals of Mekong delta by hand rowing boat
  • Leaving Thoi Son, move by boat to visit Coconut – candy workshop and taste a hot coconut candy, Coconut handicrafts as souvenir.
  • Then you can walk and enjoy riding a horse-drawn carriage on country lanes to see some activities of the local farmers.
  • You will have lunch in a local restaurant at noontime

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  • After lunch, you will get back to the mainland where your private car is waiting and go back to Ho Chi Minh city.
  • At around 17:00, you will reach your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and the tour will come to the end with your own free time afterwards.

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho: 70 km/Driving: 1.5 hour

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Siem Reap/Remains of the War

In the morning 

  • At 08:00, you will be met up by our guide then transferred to Cu Chi tunnels, famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war.

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In the afternoon

  • Our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for flight to Siem Reap
  • Arrival Siem Reap Airport, our tour guide and driver will pick you up then transfer you to hotel for check in. Free at your own leisure and overnight at hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 13:  Temples of Angkor/Treasure of Asia

In the morning

  • At 08:30, our tour guide and driver pick you up at your hotel and start to explore Angkor and visit 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.
  • Your next destination is the fortified city of Angkor Thom. Start at the Southern Gate, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side, followed by the Bayon and its beautifully crafted central towers. From here you visit Baphoun, Phimeanakas and the Elephant Terrace, used as a giant viewing stand for public ceremonies and the Terrace of the Leper King.

angkor thom

In the afternoon

  • You continue to see Ta Prohm, undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor. Unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it has been left to be swallowed by the jungle.
  • Enjoy the sunset before transferring to your hotel

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap 

 

Day 14: Siem Reap Tour/The Majesty of Temples

In the morning

  • At 08:00: After an early breakfast, you will continue onto Main Shrine, where the local people usually worship, with its statue of Yeay Teap, Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm.
  • Buying jasmine and lotus flowers to worship is very important for the Cambodians. We continue to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale!
  • Then continue to Wat Bo, a large, highly respected pagoda, founded in the 18th Century. Like the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, the vihear of Wat Bo contains unique wall paintings of the Reamker that are said to be late 19th Century. Look for the daily-life market scenes such as an opium smoking Chinese merchant, the colonial era French officer at the market and the French soldiers attending a traditional dance performance.
  • Also of interest is the large collection of Buddha statues located behind the main Buddha.

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In the afternoon

  • The next destination is the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Tonlé Sap, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the river.
  • You will take a local boat and visit charming village of Chong Khneas located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap.
  • You will have a chance to take part in the trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 15: Siem Reap departure

Depending on your flight time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Today useful note(s):

Check all your luggage and belongs before checking out and make sure you miss nothing.

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What's Included & Excluded

Included:

  • The accommodation in twin/double basis with breakfast (central location, highly recommended on Trip Advisor)
  • Experienced English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets as listed
  • Delicious meals with local food and tastes as listed (others are upon your request)
  • Air-conditioned transfer during the whole tour
  • Complimentary 1 bottle of water each day
  • Service charges and government tax
  • 2 international flights:
    – Luang Prabang – Hanoi
    – Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap
  • 2 domestic flights:
    – Hanoi – Hue
    – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh

Excluded:

  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any unclarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide ($3-5/person/day for both guide and driver)
  • Bank fee
  • Any surcharge for holiday

Notes:

  • All services are ensured to be available at this checking time only
  • Activities are subject to change without priority notice due to the weather condition
  • tated timetable for meals/activities will not strictly fixed, be flexible due to the real situation.
  • Different cruises in Halong bay follow different itineraries and the program in this proposal is conducted by Lafairy Sails

Price is different in different period of time so please contact us for the best price for your travel time

Children Policy:

AGE RANGE ROOM SHARING BED REQUEST CHARGE
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Existing bed FOC
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Extra bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Existing bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Extra bed 75 % tour price
Kid =< 12 years old 1 adult Existing bed 95% tour price
Kid >= 12 years old Any Existing bed 100% tour price
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*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
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