Indochina Odyssey 18 days

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Price from: $1,721 USD

These are the North Vietnam – impressive destination for you to explore the beautiful landscapes with Hanoi capital which is the heart of Vietnamese. That’s amazing when you cruising around Halong Bay that was called one of the nature wonder heritage of the world. After that, visiting Hue citadel to know more about Nguyen Dynasty- the last feudal in Vietnam. You are immersed in a quiet romantic atmosphere and feeling a bit nostalgic. Say goodbye to Hue, moving to Hoi an ancient town and enjoy the colorful street when darkness was encroached by lantern’s light. After that, visiting to Cao dai holy that is the third largest religion in Vietnam and visiting Cu Chi tunnels which is the longest Tunnels was recognized by Asian record and was a Viet Cong base, you will see the Vietnam’s brave during the war. Then, keep moving to Ho Chi Minh city and immersed in the bustle of Saigon, you can feel perfect in the time in Vietnam. Say goodbye to Vietnam, moving to Cambodia and Laos…

Highlights of

Highlights of Indochina Heritage Tour Package:

  • Visit historic and cultural landmarks in Hanoi Capital and learn about local daily life.
  • Cast away on a cruise and set sail through hundreds of limestone karsts that rise dramatically from the emerald waters of Halong Bay
  • Enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River in Hue and visit the ancient charms in Hoi An, be famer in a day with farming activities in Tra Que Village.
  • Discover historic sites besides a bustling life in Ho Chi Minh City and learn about fierce war in Vietnam with Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Visit a typical local house, tasting homemade honey-tea, fresh seasonal fruits and enjoying traditional music performed by local artists by your trip in Ben Tre.
  • Visit the world heritage Angkor Wat and temple of Ta Prohm in Siem Reap. Enjoy a brief cruise to see floating villages with schools, restaurants, and hospitals.
  • Discover hidden of life in Luang Prabang with the city’s most beautiful structures.

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Itinerary

Itinerary

Route map

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

North Vietnam Tour

Hanoi welcome: after long time on airplane, you will reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabited. You will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city center of Hanoi.

Free on your own afterward.

Meals included: __/__/__

Parameter: Driving: 30 km/45 minutes

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2 : Hanoi city tour/The past in the present

In the morning

At 08:00 a.m, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel then you start your day to discover Hanoi city.

  • Firstly, you will pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, is a building to commemorate the merits of Ho Chi Minh Uncle – a great leader of Vietnam, and the surrounding sites of One Pillar Pagoda and his ancient house.
  • After 2 hours, you will go to the next site of the Temple of Literature, which is the first University of Vietnam and dedicated to Confucius (Khong Tu).

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Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

After saving your energy with lunch, let’s get ready for upcoming sightseeing this afternoon

  • You will 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 Temple of Jade Mountain sitting on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake and dedicated to the King Tran Hung Dao
  • After that, at 05:00 p.m, you will spend around 45 minutes in the theater enjoying the Water Puppet show – a traditional show of Vietnamese people.
  • Getting out of the theater, you will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the old quarter and experience the local life in 30 minutes. The cyclo tour will take you back to your hotel and the day tour finishes at around 06:00 p.m

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3 :Hanoi – Halong/A night on peaceful bay

In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m, the private car will pick you up and transfer you to Halong bay, which takes you around 0 hours through small villages with beautiful fields of rice and vegetable
  • Arriving in Halong at around 12:00 p.m and you will board your cruise

Lunch time: 01:00 p.m on cruise while cruising into the magnificent Halong Bay

In the afternoon

  • 03:30 – 05:00 p.m: 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.
  • 05:00 – 07:00 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

  • 07:00 p.m: 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: Hanoi – Halong: 180km/Driving: 4 hours

Overnight on cruise

Day 4 : Ha Long Bay – Hanoi

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:Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
  • 08:00 – 09:00 a.m: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:Pack your luggage and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the harbor.

Lunch time: 10:15 – 11:45 a.m: Join a cooking demonstration before enjoying an exceptional Buffet lunch..

In the afternoon

  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m:Disembark the LaFairy Sails & Farewell
  • 12:30: you will be transferred to Hanoi airport for the connecting flight to Hue
  • On your arrival in Hue, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver then transferred to your hotel for your own time

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

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

Today useful note(s):

  • Check your personal belongings carefully before leaving your cabin/cruise

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 5: Hue/ The city of history and culture

In the morning

  • 00 a.m, 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, it is a chance to take a short drive into a lush valley of the river where seven tombs were built for seven Nguyen Emperors. We will visit two of the tombs: Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb to help you understand more Royal’s Life and their architecture.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

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In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will continue our 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
  • If time permits you can pass by “the Quốc Học of Huế” the famous school in Hue and see female student in Ao dai traditional dress and hear the guide talk about this famous school.
  • At aroun 05:00 p.m, the tour will come to the end and you will be transferred back to your hotel for your own free time at night

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hue

 

Day 6 : Hue – Hoi An

In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m after breakfast, 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 10:15 a.m, you will reach Danang and visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of openair sandstone carvings.
  • The next site wil 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

Lunch time: 01:00 – 02:00 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, 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 moutain, visit Thuy Son – the biggest and the most beautiful moutain in Da Nang
  • At around 03:00 p.m, you will finish all activities and be transferred to your hotel in Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Hue – Hoi An: 130 km/Driving: 3 hours

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 7: Tra Que village – Hoi An walking/ To be a Local Farmer

In the morning

  • At 09:00 a.m, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel then you start riding your bicycle to Tra Que village
  • 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.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m 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

After your lunch and the exertions of the morning, you will take an even more traditional Vietnamese post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables.

  • At around 03:00 p.m, 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 05:00 p.m, the tour will come to the end and you will ride back to your hotel for your own free time afterward.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing suitable clothes to join some farming activities
  • If you cannot ride a bike, private car will be used

Overnight in Hoi An

 

Day 8 : Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city tour / The history of the city

Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon, is Vietnam in high gear. To travel to Ho Chi Minh City is to be introduced to a dramatic meeting of old and new culture, a dynamic metropolis of skyscrapers and traffic juxtaposed with a wealth of ancient temples and traditional markets.

In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m, you will be transferred to Danang airport for your connecting flight to Ho Chi Minh
  • On your arrival in Ho Chi Minh city, our guide will warmly welcome you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel and check in and have a rest.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

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In the afternoon

  • 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’.
  • The central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations.
  • The next site is Notre Dame Cathedral, which is considered the symbol of this dynamic city, is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh and reaches a height of up to 60 meters.
  • The last destination is Ben Thanh Local market, which is a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Airport – city center: 10 km/Driving: 30 minutes

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

 

Day 9: Cu Chi tunnels/ The Remains of The War

In the morning 

  • At 08:00 a.m, 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.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • Back to Saigon in the afternoon and starting visit The War Remnants Museum is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.
  • After 2 hours in this historical site, you will be transferred back to your hotel and have free time on your own.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi: 90km/Driving: 1.5 hour

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day 10 :Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Can Tho/ Taste of Mekong river

In the morning

At 08:30 a.m, 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.
  • After that, you continue to the boat quay, enjoying a scenic cruise, crossing Tien River to Thoi Son 5 Island. Here, you will visit fruit orchards, listen to the traditional music performance, “cai luong” by local people & and enjoy fruits.
  • Then you will get in horse cart on nice road the next Thao Nguyen orchid flower gardens and have a great chance to while tasting tea – honey bees.
  • Leaving Thoi Son, you continue your boat trip to fishing villages around the Phoenix Island. You can visit houseboats and learn how the locals feed Red Tilapias fish.
  • Ankhanh Canal & Mrs. Ut Phím’s house in Ben Tre is our next destination where you can communicate with the locals-taste the coconut candy- special products of Ben Tre province.
  • After a walk on a village path, we take a wooden rowing boat along narrow channels under the shadow of water coconut trees for deep look into the Mekong river life.

Lunch time: 01:00 – 02:00 p.m in southern style at Mien Tay riverside restaurant (or Vuondau- depend on time), which is famous for Elephant Fish as well as other delicious local specialties

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will get back to the mainland where your private car is waiting and go to your hotel in Can Tho.
  • At around 05:00 p.m, you will reach your hotel in Can Tho and have your own free time afterwards.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter:

  • Ho Chi Minh – My Tho: 70 km/Driving: 1.5 hour
  • My Tho – Can Tho: 100 km/ Driving: 2 hours

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing clothes covering your shoulder and knees to visit the pagoda but comfortable to do the boat trip and walking
  • Sun cream must be prepared to protect your skin from sun

Overnight in Can Tho

Day 11 : Cai Rang market – Chau Doc/Experience Floating Market

In the morning

  • At 07:00 a.m in the early morning, you will start from Ninh Kieu boat quay, where you cruise along the small and picturesque canels and stop to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats).
  • You then make a stop to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals. You continue walking through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice/noodle shop, where we observe how it is made.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, you will have some free time before leaving for Chau Doc
  • Arriving in Chau Doc, you check in your hotel and have free time on your own afterward.

Meals included: Breakfast/Chau Doc: 122 km/Driving: 3 hours

Overnight in Chau Doc

Day 12 : Chau Doc – Phnom Penh

In the morning

  • You will be transferred to Victoria Chau Doc hotel to take high speed boat to Phnom Penh. The boat will disembark at 07:00 a.m and reach Phnom Penh at 12:00 p.m after 5 hours

In the afternoon

  • Arriving in Phnom Penh, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 13 :  Phnom Penh Explore

In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m, after breakfast, your tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace. The Palace was opened in 1870 under King Norodom, and now contains the Royal Residence, the Throne Hall, the Silver Pagoda, and other buildings.
  • Then, you visit The Silver Pagoda (WatPreahKeoMorokat) which is one of the city’s most visited sites and offers a display of priceless Buddhist and historical objects. The Pagoda draws its name from the more than 5,000 silver tiles, which cover a floor in the temple. The building serves less as a functioning shrine, no monks currently reside here, and more as depository of cultural treasures such as the famous Emerald Buddha and many other valuable statues.

Lunch time: 12:00 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • You will also visit Toul Sleng Prison Museum. It used to be the high school S-21 and then, the Khmer Rouge renamed and turned it into a torture, interrogation and execution center
  • Don’t miss the “Killing Fields” of ChouengEk, a mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge was killed.
  • Complete your tour of Phnom Penh with a visit to the Russian market.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 14: Phnom Penh – Flight to Siem Reap

In the morning

  • You are free time until being transferred to the airport and take flight to Siem Reap.
  • Arrive in Siem Reap, our guide will meet you up and transfer to your hotel

Lunch time: 12:00 – 01:00 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • You explore the well-known Ta Prohm and some nearby temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado

In the evening

  • You will enjoy dinner with Khmer Apsara Dance show before you return to your hotel

Included meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight in Siem Reap

 

Day 15 : Temples of Angkor/ Treasure of Asia

In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m, after breakfast at hotel, you start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area by 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
  • Then, you 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.

Lunch time: 12:00 – 01:00 p.m in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, 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.
  • End of the day you will enjoy the sunset at the Preah Rup temple before coming back hotel at around 06:00 p.m

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 16 : Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Flight to Luang Prabang

In the morning

  • At 08:00 a.m, our guide and driver take you to Tonle Sap lake where you enjoy a boat ride. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh.
  • You will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels.
  • Transfer to Siem Reap Airport for your flight to Luang Prabang.
  • Upon the airport, you will be transferred to hotel and free time afterward.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 17 : Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves

In the morning

  • 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.
  • From there, we will take a short visit to the morning local market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground, this is what the locals do every day. This is really the chance for you to get a real flavor of the local culture.
  • Today, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts.
  • We then embark on a leisure 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.

Lunch time: 12:00 – 01:00 p.m

In the afternoon

  • On arrival back in the city, we will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.
  • Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures.
  • From there, we will transfer to visit Wat Siphouthabaht to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day.
  • 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.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 18 : Luang Prabang – Departure

You will have free time until our driver comes to transfer you to the airport for your departure flight

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Today useful note(s): Remember to check your luggage carefully before checking out your room

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What's Included & Excluded

Included:

  • Twin/double sharing rooms in the best recommended hotel/cruise Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Experienced English speaking guide Any unclarified flight tickets
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets Personal travel insurance
  • Delicious included meals as being clarified Any personal expenses
  • Door-to-door transportation as being clarified above Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
  • 2 bottles of water each day Bank fee
  • Service charges
  • High Speed Boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • 2 Domestic flight tickets: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh
  • 1 International flight tickets: Siem Reap – Luang Prabang,

Excluded:

  • Twin/double sharing rooms in the best recommended hotel/cruise Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Experienced English speaking guide Any unclarified flight tickets
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets Personal travel insurance
  • Delicious included meals as being clarified Any personal expenses
  • Door-to-door transportation as being clarified above Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide
  • 2 bottles of water each day Bank fee

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
  • Stated 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 La Fairy Sails

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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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Route map

Day 1: Luang Prabang – Arrival

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Luang Prabang welcomes: 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 and transferred to check in the hotel. The rest of the day is your own time at leisure.

Meals included: __/__/__

Parameter: Drive: 6 km/ 15 minutes

Free time idea(s):

  • Dine out on Traditional Lao Cuisine such as the buffalo noodles at Lao Lao Garden, Pizza Phan Luang– located across the Bamboo Bridge or try some of tasting platters at Tamarind Restaurant
  • Enjoy a Friendly Barter at the Night Market

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 2 : Luang Prabang – Pak ou caves

In the morning

  • At 08:30 a.m, after breakfast, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts.
  • At 09:30 a.m, we 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 a.m, 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.

In the afternoon

  • 03:00 p.m, On arrival back in the city, we will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture.  16:00 Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures.
  • 05:00 p.m, we will transfer to visit Wat Prabath to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day.
  • 07:00 p.m 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.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Luang Prabang

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Day 3 : Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfall

In the morning

  • In the summer: 5:30 a.m / In the winter: 6:00 – 6:30 a.m, 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.
  • 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.
  • At 8:30 a.m, after breakfast at the hotel, we 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.
  • At 9:30 a.m, 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
  • At 11:00 a.m, 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.

In the afternoon

  • 02:00 p.m, before returning to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (closed from 15 APR – 30 JUN; 01-14 SEP, & 01 JAN every year), whose mission is to create a research centre studying and publishing about Laos butterflies, host plants and preservation.
  • 04:00 – 04:30, the tour ends.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Today useful note(s):

  • wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites
  • bring along sun cream/spray, umbrella, hat to protect your skin

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Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 4 : Hanoi city tour

In the morning

We then transfer out to the airport to take the flight to Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi: On your arrival in Noi Bai international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide with pick-up sign board then immediately transferred to your hotel for check in. It is estimated to be 45-minute driving through beautiful rice filed to reach Hanoi center.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

After saving your energy with lunch, start your haft day tour to discover Hanoi city.

  • You will 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 Temple of Jade Mountain sitting on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake and dedicated to the King Tran Hung Dao
  • At 05:00 p.m, you will spend around 45 minutes in the theater enjoying the Water Puppet show – a traditional show of Vietnamese people.
  • Getting out of the theater, you will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the old quarter and experience the local life in 30 minutes. The cyclo tour will take you back to your hotel and the day tour finishes at around 6:00 p.m.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s):

  • wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites
  • bringing along sun cream, umbrella and hat

Overnight in Hanoi

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Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay

In the morning

  • 08:00 – 08:30 a.m: you will be transferred from your hotel in the Old Quarter in Hanoi to Halong by shuttle bus.
  • 12:00 – 12:30 a.m: You will embark the LaFairy Sails at Tuan Chau International harbor. Enjoy welcome drink, cruise briefing & start cruising.

In the afternoon

  • 01:00 – 03:30 p.m: enjoy your sumptuous lunch while cruising into the magnificent Halong Bay with its thousands of extraordinarily shaped limestone islands, considered by the heaven on the Earth.
  • 03:30 – 05:00 p.m: You have a chance to explore Lờm Bò area and are charmed by this outstanding masterpiece of Mother Nature. Your next destination is 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.
  • 05:00 – 07:00 p.m: You are transferred return to the LaFairy Sails for a Sunset party to admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. Let’s enjoy everyday promotion HAPPY HOUR – BUY 2 GET 1 FREE all beverages from 5 to 6pm.
  • 07:00 p.m: 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: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Overnight on Lafairy Sails

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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.

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  

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Day 7: Hue city tour/The city of History and Culture

Hue welcome: Hue is a city in central Vietnam that has a long interesting history as an imperial city. For approximately 400 years, Hue was the political and cultural center of the Feudal State of Viet Nam.

In the morning:

  • 00 a.m, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel to start the exciting day tour by exploring Hue’s beauties:
  • Taking a leisure boat trip along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.
  • We then take a short drive into a lush valley of the river where seven tombs were built for seven Nguyen Emperors. We will visit two of the tombs: Minh Mang Tomb and Khai Dinh Tomb to help you understand more Royal’s Life and their architecture.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • Continue our trip by visiting Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, created in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty
  • Explore the local life by visiting Dong Ba market
  • If time permits, we can pass by “the Quốc Học of Huế” the famous school in Hue and see girls student in Ao dai traditional dress and hear the guide talk about this famous school.
  • Tour finishes around 17.00 at your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Free time idea(s): Gastronomy in Hue is famous for diversity and cheap price. The best idea for this first night is to enjoy some of the best dishes such as “Bun Bo Hue”, “Bánh Bèo”, “Chè Huế” etc.

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Hue

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Day 8 : Hue – Hoi An

Hoi An Welcome: Hoi An, a UNESCO-designated World Heritage site and river town, crammed with historic homes, tiny museums, cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets.

In the morning

At 8:00a.m, you will leave Hue for Hoi An and visit wonderful scenery on the way of Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Marble mountain etc.

  • Lang Co beach: the beautiful beach that you can see on the way.
  • Hai Van pass: is called the road “a deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coast roads in the world.”
  • Cham Museum: This fine museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham artefacts, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham element.
  • Marble mountain: is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. The five ‘mountains’ are named after the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth.

Lunch time: 12:00 – 1:00p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon:

After a break with delicious local food, you will start discovering Hoi An town – the World Heritage site.

  • The Japanese Covered Bridge is an invaluable property and has officially been established as the symbol of Hoi An. No trip to Hoi An would be completely without visiting Japanese Covered bridge.
  • The Fukian Assembly Hall, which is a great example of the Chinese architecture, is believed to be built by Chinese merchants of the Fukian Province.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Hue – Hoi An: 130 km/3 hours/way

Free-time Idea(s):

  • Walking around Hoi An town to feel peaceful local life.
  • Enjoying local food on street or tasting local coffee.
  • If it is the first day or the 14th day of month, you will have a chance to see and join colored lantern festival
  • Suites and dresses are very famous and cheap in Hoi An. The tailors can make them in one day for you.

Overnight in Hoi An

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Day 9: Hoi An Cooking Class/To be a Master Chief

In the morning

  • At 8:00 a.m, you take a walk to the meeting point in the town and enjoy the welcome drink.
  • At 8:30 a.m, you start visiting Hoi An’s colourful market and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. You have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
  • You then board the boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
  • On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the chefs first demonstrate each dish before you prepare the same dish yourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
  • After the lesson, you sit down and eat what you have cooked

Lunch time: 12:30 – 1:00 p.m in the class with your own prepared food

In the afternoon

After lunch, you will be transferred to your hotel and free time on your own afterward.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hoi An

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Day 10 :Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh

Ho Chi Minh Welcome: Ho Chi Minh has been commonly known as Saigon. It is located in southern Vietnam. It’s also known for its French colonial landmarks.

In the morning

  • On your arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, our guide and driver will welcome and take you to your hotel in the city center.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 1:30 p.m in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • Start our trip by visiting the Reunification Palace. It has stayed in the mind of many generations, not only Vietnamese but also foreigners. It is known as the famous historical witness which passed through the two fierce wars against the French and American colonials.
  • You will also visit the Central Post Office which is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. It fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features from exterior to interior decorations.
  • Your trip is continued by visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral, which is considered the symbol of this dynamic city.
  • Ben Thanh Local market: Being a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset, Ben Thanh Market is absolutely a must-see attraction of the most dynamic city of Vietnam.
  • Tour finishes around 17.00 at your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Flight information:

Parameter: Airplane: 1.15 hour

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

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Day 11 : HCMC – My Tho – HCMC/Taste of Mekong River

In the morning

At 8.30 a.m, 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.
  • After that, you continue to the boat quay, enjoying a scenic cruise, crossing Tien River to Thoi Son 5 Island. Here, you will visit fruit orchards, listen to the traditional music performance, “cai luong” by local people & and enjoy fruits.
  • Then you will get in horse cart on nice road the next Thao Nguyen orchid flower gardens and have a great chance to while tasting tea – honey bees.
  • Leaving Thoi Son, you continue your boat trip to fishing villages around the Phoenix Island. You can visit houseboats and learn how the locals feed Red Tilapias fish.
  • Ankhanh Canal & Mrs. Ut Phím’s house in Ben Tre is our next destination where you can communicate with the locals-taste the coconut candy- special products of Ben Tre province.
  • After a walk on a village path, we take a wooden rowing boat along narrow channels under the shadow of water coconut trees for deep look into the Mekong river life.

Lunch time: 13:00 – 14:30 in southern style at Mien Tay riverside restaurant (or Vuondau- depend on time), which is famous for Elephant Fish as well as other delicious local specialties

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will get back to the mainland where your priavte 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

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing clothes covering your shoulder and knees to visit the pagoda but comfortable to do the boat trip and walking
  • Sun cream must be prepared to avoid the sun

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh 

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

In the morning 

  • At 8:00 a.m, 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.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 13:30 in a local restaurant

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

Parameter: Driving: 7 km/25 minutes

Today useful note(s): Check all your luggage and belongs before checking out and make sure you miss nothing.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 13 :  Temples of Angkor/ Treasure of Asia

In the morning

  • 08:00 – 08:30 a.m: enjoy your breakfast at hotel.
  • 08:30 – 10:30 a.m: 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.
  • 10:30 a.m – 12:00 a.m: 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.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m at local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • 01:30 – 03:00 p.m: you will 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.
  • 05:00 – 06:30 p.m: let’s watch the sunset over Angkor Wat.
  • 07:00 p.m: Enjoy dinner with Apsara Dance Performance

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap 

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Day 14: Siem Reap

In the morning

  • 08:00 a.m: 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.

Lunch time: 12:30 – 01:30 p.m: at local restaurant

In the afternoon

This afternoon, you will continue your trip to explore Siem Reap

  • 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.
  • 06:30 p.m Dinner at local restaurant

The rest of the day is spent at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap

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Day 15 : Siem Reap departure

Siem Reap goodbye: your 15-day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia is coming to the end. You have free time on your own to walk down the street and pick up any great images to bring back to your country before being transferred to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

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Included:

  • English speaking tour guide.
  • Door to door to private car
  • Accommodation based on twin sharing with breakfast included.
  • Food as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary.

Excluded:

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Any flight tickets
  • Stamping fee for visa
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips & gratuity

Notes:

  • Check in is 14.00 and check out is 12.00.
  • Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at airport on arrival.
  • Itinerary can be run in reserve.
  • Check in time is normally at 14.00, check out time is normally at 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.
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Hanoi La Dolce Vita Hotel Sky Lark De L’Opera hotel
Luang Prabang My Dream resort Maison Dalabua Luang Prabang View Resort
Halong Oriental Sails La Fairy Sails Dragon Legend Cruise
Hue Romance Hotel Eldora Hue Hotel Indochine Palace
Hoi An Vinh hung library hotel Ancient House Village resort Palm Garden
Ho Chi Minh Silverland Central Hotel & Spa Grand Silverland Hotel & Spa Pullman
Siem Reap Saem Siem Reap Victoria Hotel Park Hyatt

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Deluxe 3,189 1,733 1,533 1,409 1,309 Contact 833
Luxury 3,189 1,738 1,533 1,409 1,309 Contact 1492

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