The trip lasts 18 days which will offer the authentic Indochina with a long culture, cuisines, landscapes, and religions in three countries. Participating in Cambodia Vietnam and Laos Tour, you will explore the essence of these iconic Indochina destinations. Next, you discover Vietnam’s bustling streets in Hanoi and Saigon before cruising through the Mekong on board a cruise boat. Continuously, traveling the most popular destinations in both countries Cambodia, Laos, you will get more understanding the particular culture. Of course, the journey will create memories to last a lifetime.
- Staying on a traditional style wooden junk boat in stunning Halong Bay, and set out in kayaks to explore secluded lagoons and beaches.
- Traveling the bustle cities in both of three countries
- Joining hot local family to have dinner of local specialties.
- Seeing Angkor’s spectacular temples by bicycle, and enjoy a picnic lunch among the ruins.
- Enjoying the traditional foods in almost the destinations in three countries
- Trekking the hill tribe villages for a glimpse into the daily lives of local farmers.
Day 1: Hanoi capital
Your introduction to Vietnam begins today, with a full day sightseeing tour of Hanoi. Firstly, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum includes the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, and one-pillar pagoda. Later, continue to the One-Pillar Pagoda, where Ho Chi Minh once resided. Next, you shouldn’t miss the Ethnology Museum which is a museum that focuses on the 54 officially recognized. Another place is Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi Old Quarter. Nearly, the night market is displayed shopping-wise, the fashion items. Therefore, you feel free to buy souvenirs with low price. Finally, Ta Hien street where foreigners should not miss the trip in Northern Vietnam.
Day 2 – 3: Halong Bay
Today begins with a scenic 3.5-hour drive from Hanoi City to Halong. This is a journey with spectacular scenery; seemingly endless green paddy fields with women in conical hats working in the rice fields with their water buffalo. We pass through farmland, local villages, and busy markets and you will have plenty of opportunities to observe how Vietnamese people go about their daily lives.
Halong Bay, or ‘The Bay of the Descending Dragon’ in Vietnamese, is a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site. Observing the limestone rocks rising up from the sea and the red-sailed junk boats is a truly memorable experience. We will be welcomed aboard and set sail through the bay whilst lunch is served. After lunch, there will be opportunities to take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, to swim or stroll on a quiet beach or for sunbathing on the sundeck. Enjoy evening cocktails on board while watching the sunset and unwind in time for dinner. On the second day, you freely play in Sun World Halong.
Day 4: Hue
Thien Mu Pagoda which is the oldest monastery in Hue, dating back to the 17th century. Then we visit the Royal Citadel & the Imperial City, the glory of Hue. Emperor Gia Long modeled this Royal Citadel on the Forbidden City in Beijing, China. First is the Imperial City, housing the palaces, pavilions, and religious ceremonies. Then we visit Forbidden Purple City suffered the extensive damage during the Vietnam War and little remains of the original structure -these ruins are currently being restored by UNESCO as it is a World Heritage Site.
In the afternoon, we visit Khai Dinh’s Tomb; the spectacular entryway with its dragon pillars is the highlight of the Tomb. The architecture is in a modern style with a blend of European and Eastern design. Inside the main hall are colorful glass mosaic frescoes and a life-size bronze statue of Khai Dinh. The tomb was more of a pleasure garden than a tomb: the emperor used it as a second residence, where he indulged in extravagant 50-course meals of incredible delicacies. The mausoleum was constructed between 1864 and 1867 by a force of 3,000 laborers.
Day 5: Hoian town
Hoian is very impressed with the town interesting lines of the lamp. Especially, almost houses are turned on with colorful lamps at night and you grace a lot of floating candles appeared on the river. One of the most highlights of Cambodia Vietnam and Laos tour is the Japanese Covered Bridge. The Fujian Assembly Hall, which bears all the fundamental features in the structure of a Chinese Assembly Hall, is believed to be built by Chinese merchants of the Fujian Province.
Day 6: Danang city
Danang is one of the cultural destinations and tourists in Vietnam itinerary 10 days. Bana Hills is one of the most attractive destinations in the trip. Sitting on Carbin, you can see all places like the mountains, streams… which are very impressive. And My Khe is worldwide known as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world which always welcome you with all harmonious facilities supplied for tourism, convenient transportation, free entrance for tourists. The weather in this beach is very suitable for swimming. Not only that, tourists can play the water sports like diving, water-skiing, diving, and a yacht race. Besides, you should try many special kinds of seafood like shrimp, crab, squid, and abalone.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh city
Ho Chi Minh City owns modern office, style pagodas, and traditional food and it creates a dynamic urban area in a very special sense. You will spend the full day discovering the most attractive sites in Ho Chi Minh, which will help you to learn about the history and also the culture of this land.
Notre Dame Cathedral is considered the symbol of this dynamic city in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh. For long years, Duc Ba church is a famous age-long cathedral in the Southern region. The Central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Saigon in Vietnam. It offers all types of the postal services such as selling postcards, stamps with cheaper prices and mailing. Especially, foreigners completely use the money exchange service in there.
The Reunification Palace is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture. Independence Palace was built for a long time. The war command room will be set up maps on its walls and equipment. And the War Remnants Museum is well-known as the exhibition relating to the American phase, which is the house for Displaying War Crimes of American Imperialism. Ben Thanh market is the best place offering the local handicrafts, branded goods, and other souvenirs. However, you should bargain the price of goods you want. Here, you can get a taste of traditional foods and drinks. Ben Thanh market is the place has a lot of delicious foods like spices, nuts, meat and local fruits.
Day 8-9: Mekong Delta
You should come to the tropical gardens to know the history of the regions and steers. The tropical fruit is the place you know how to make the coconut candy. You should visit the farm by motorboat after traveling the canals and backwaters of the main Mekong. Not only that, you can enjoy the typical folk music in Southern Vietnam.
Day 10: Phnom Penh
Vietnam and Cambodia are two near neighbors so it is easy to transfer between. Phnom Penh is famous for Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. You can climb the hill to Wat Phnom, the city’s main temple. Let’s experience with a Tuk Tuk for 20$ for the entire day, you will get a strange feeling. Next, Silver Pagoda is located in the southern portion of the Royal Palace complex, Wat Preah Keo Morakot. The pagoda was formerly known as Wat Ubosot Rotannaram. Why? One of the most reasons is this pagoda is where the King worshiped, prayed and practiced every Buddhist Silas Day. The National Museum of Arts is the country’s largest archeological and cultural history museum. It helps you to have a sight on the cultural side of Cambodian history dating back to the 4th century.
Day 11-12: Siem Reap
Siem Reap is an ideal base to explore Cambodia’s Angkor Temple complex. One of another place in Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary is Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. It is known as the gods of the good and evil line the entrance. Angkor Thom is famous for 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Terrace of the Leper King, the Royal Enclosure, and the Elephants Terrace. Begin tour to the antique capital of Angkor Thom, start from the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple.
Another destination which you must visit when joining the Cambodia package tour is Angkor Wat. Coming here, you admire many temples near the modern city of Siem Reap so the way is convenient. For distance, these temples include Angkor Thom, Bayon Temples and Ta Prohm, Phimeanakas, and the Terrace of Elephants. Especially, one of the famous temples is Ta Prohm which is instantly recognizable which was a key setting in the hit movie, Tomb Raider, chosen for its exotic. Additionally, the temple structure is quite smaller than others, but its detailed carvings, which depict famous Hindu tales. Continuously, you visit the temple of Banteay Srei or ‘Citadel of the Women’.
Day 13-14: Tonle Sap Lake and come to Luang Prabang
Tonle Sap Lake is the largest lake in South East Asia and is providing more than half of the fish consumed in Cambodia. In the village, you will witness the fascinating daily lives of the local people who live on the water. The men fishers are lived in the floating villages, mobile-houses. The famous floating village at the edge of the lake is Chong Khneas. You will explore several ethnic groups. In there, you will enjoy stunning foods such as fresh fruits, sticky rice, and consist of a soup, a salad, a fish dish, vegetables.
Day 15: Luang Prabang
We pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to Airport to catch a flight to Luang Prabang. Flight ticket information will be delivered to you in advance. We will base on it to arrange the car. Luang Prabang, the cultural capital of Laos, lures travelers with its charming downtown streets and glittering pagodas. Go beyond this and discover a kaleidoscope of colorful hill tribes, stunning natural landscapes, and mystical caves. Be immersed in a land deeply tied to tradition and enchanted by the gentle Laos people.
Day 16: Mekong River – Pak Ou Caves
You visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong which represents classical Laotian architecture. We ensure that the landscape will offer you a breathtaking view before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves as its various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.
Continuously, you will stop at Ban Muang Keo, a well-known village for its traditional Lao rice whiskey distilling. You will visit Ban Xangkhong, a village well-known for Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
Day 17: Elephant Riding – Vientiane
Welcome greeting by our camp manager and participate in a short briefing about elephants in the highlights of Cambodia Vietnam and Laos Tour. From the Elephant Camp, you will cross the Nam Khan River. After that, you will ride along local village gardens.
After crossing the trail of Falls, you will have sight of a natural, crystal clear stream flowing down from the mountains which feed the Tad Sae Waterfall. Continuously, you walk down and visit the detailed background of the Tad Sae Waterfall. The perfect place for relaxing, before heading back to the Elephant Camp.
Day 18: Vientiane and depart to your home
Vientiane is a charming capital as it is accumulated the interesting culture of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American. You will have the major sights of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo. These places are known as the housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. You will have a chance to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument.