Inside Indochina 21 days 20 nights

  • Duration: 21 days

Destinations: Vientiane (Laos) icon-16  Ban Tha Heua  icon-16 Vang Vieng icon-16 Luang Prabang icon-16 Hanoi (Vietnam) icon-16 Ha Long icon-16 Da Nang icon-16 Hoi An icon-16 Hue icon-16 Ho Chi Minh icon-16 Ben Tre icon-16 Can Tho icon-16 Phnom Penh (Cambodia) icon-16 Siem Reap

If you are seeking for a closer look into the mysterious and charming land of Indochina, this is the package born for you. It covers a variety of must-visit destinations in the area, from breathtaking nature land like Ha Long Bay to culture-rich one like Siem Reap or Vientiane. With just one trip, a true Indochina comes to you at all senses

Highlights of Indochina Heritage tour trip:

  • Spectacular natural beauty:
      • Pha Tad Ke Botanical garden visit
      • One of the world’s 7 natural wonders – Ha Long Bay
      • The tranquility of Mekong Delta with endless paddy fields
  • Culture-oriented experience:
      • Accompanied by our tour guide who is an expert in history and culture.
      • Participation in traditional customs, especially religious ones.
      • Deepening historical knowledge by stories of each destination.
  • Proactive activities for self-exploration.

Why travel with us:

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 100% tailor-made tour, flexible in organizing the trip to give you more freedom even changing in last minute.

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The mark of Indochina tourism map:

  • A land of staggering natural beauty and cultural complexities, of dynamic megacities and hill-tribe villages, Vietnam is both exotic and compelling.” – Lonelyplanet
  • “You don’t need a PHD in ancient civilisations to be wowed by Cambodia’s archaeological treasures. Siem Reap’s Angkor Wat — the sprawling temple complex dating back to the 12th century — draws the biggest crowds.”- Wanderlust UK
  • “Whether it’s over the Mekong, from a vantage point over Luang Prabang or across the rice fields or a rooftop bar in Vientiane – the lack of light and industrial pollution in Laos makes for clear, crisp and spectacular sunsets.” – Intrepidtravel
Brief and Route map

Brief

Day 1: Vientiane arrival  

Day 2: Vientiane – Ban Tha Heua 

Day 3: Ban Tha Heua – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang 

Day 4: Luang Prabang Culture Experience

Day 5: Luang Prabang Nature Exploration

Day 6: Morning Alms Giving – fly to Hanoi 

Day 7: Hanoi city and countryside tour

Day 8: Hanoi – Ha Long bay 

Day 9: Ha Long bay – Hanoi – fly to Danang – Drive to Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An walking tour – Tra Que village

Day 11: Hoi An – Drive to Hue 

Day 12: Hue city tour – countryside village

Day 13: Hue – fly to Ho Chi Minh – city tour 

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre 

Day 15: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh 

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – fly to Phnom Penh 

Day 17: Phnom Penh city tour 

Day 18: Phnom Penh – fly to Siem Reap

Day19: Siem Reap Angkor tour 

Day 20: Banteay Srei – Neak Pean

Day 21: Tonle Sap Lake – Siem Reap departure

Itinerary

DAY 1: VIENTIANE ARRIVAL 

Welcome to Laos: after a long time on the airplane, you will reach Laos – the Country of Elephants.

In the afternoon

  • On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.
  • After a soft rest, you will visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.
  • On the way to Lao’s national icon, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

vientian-laos

In the evening

  • Dinner will be served at the local restaurant with the traditional dance and folk song, the best chance to experience the local culture

Meals included: __/__/Dinner

Overnight in Vientiane

DAY 2: VIENTIANE – BAN THA HEUA: THE MARVEL OF RAW NATURE

In the morning

  • After breakfast at the hotel, you will leave the capital early for our journey northbound; you will see some breathtaking scenery enroute as you pass through spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region.
  • Along the way, you will visit the busy and colorful market of KM52 where various hill tribes come to trade goods and buy provisions. You may also make a short photo stop at Hin Heup bridge, and the fish market in Ban Tha Heua.
  • From there, you will transfer to your hotel, which is located on the north side of Nam Ngum lake, offering the excellent escape from daily busy life.

vientiane-laos

In the afternoon

  • The afternoon is dedicated to plenty of activities on sites such as kayaking, water-jet skiing, paddle boat, cycling, or trekking to visit the nearby villages. Discuss with our guide for the activities that you wish to enjoy. These are based on your own extra expense
  • You can either choose to relax by the floating swimming pool of the resort

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Ban Tha Heua  

DAY 3: TRANSFER TO LUANG PRABANG VIA VAN VIENG: A CITY OF THE PAST

In the morning

  • Wake up early today, you never want to miss the serene sunrise over the peaceful lake. Our guide will escort you to the nearby area to watch the local villagers preparing for their busy day.
  • After having breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to Vang Vieng, and visit the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders.

vang vieng laos

In the afternoon

  • You then start the expedition on the new road to Luang Prabang that is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The roads are well paved along the way for a smooth journey; we pass some stunning landscape scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill villages, you will take a few photo stops at some small hill tribe village enroute. Each hill tribe village in Laos has a different feel, some are more prosperous than others but all have plenty of life.
  • You will also have a chance to admire the panoramic view over the surrounding area at the peak of more than 2000m.
  • Before reaching Luang Prabang, you will make a short stop to visit the local school at Ban Huay Sala.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG CULTURE EXPERIENCE: AN AESTHETIC TRIP

In the morning

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, you will transfer to the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Center (TAEC), the collection of diverse Lao ethnic groups.
  • You will stroll around to visit the center to understand more about the Lao diverse ethnic culture.
  • After that, you will join the seminars of “Ethnic Diversity and Cultural Change in Laos”. This fascinating 60-minute presentation and question-and-answer session gives background on Laos’ ethnic communities, their history, and their cultural practices, including livelihoods and crafts. Guests have an opportunity to learn about lifestyles in ethnic villages, and are shown unique artefacts from TAEC’s collection that are not accessible to the general public.
  • The seminars are led by one of the two TAEC Founder/Directors, either Thongkhoun Soutthivilay, a Luang Prabang-native who worked at the Luang Prabang National Museum for 10 years, and who has attended trainings and conferences in the US, Thailand, Netherlands, Japan, and Brunei; or Tara Gujadhur, an American who has worked in Luang Prabang for over 10 years, with a background in anthropology and sustainable tourism development
  • The ethnic Khmu lunch will be served at TAEC Café.

luang prabang laos

In the afternoon

  • After lunch time, you will visit Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where you will walk around to have a short visit before joining one of the below classes:
    • Dyeing Class: An introduction to silkworms and silk types, students have a hands-on experience with natural dye preparation and create 3 natural dyes using plants directly from our home-grown garden (just like the Lao have done for hundreds of years!). At the end of class, you will take home 2 dyed silk skeins or 2 cotton napkins and 1 Silk scarf you dyed yourself.
    • Weaving Class: Start with an introduction to silks, dyeing and weaving techniques. Each student is assigned a loom — a guide and a weaver will help you learn the art of weaving.
    • Bamboo Weaving Class: Join the master bamboo weaver and learn about the many uses of bamboo in Laos. Half day class students will weave a placemat or traditional fan.
    • Village Weaver Class: The Village Weaver Projects are a series of initiatives that create economic opportunities for artisans in rural locations. With this class, you can learn about Laos and some of its ethnic groups through their artisan traditions. More specifically about 3 distinct ethnic groups who participate in our Village Weaver Projects as you create 3 small crafts to take home.
  • Then you will spend the rest of the afternoon to enjoy a cold drink at Silk Road Café overlooking Mekong river whilst admiring the sun setting behind the mountain.
  • And you will transfer back to your hotel

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight at Luang Prabang

DAY 5: LUANG PRABANG NATURE EXPLORATION: GO GREEN

In the morning

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, you will take the cruise to Pha Tad Ke Botanical garden.
  • Upon arrival, you will be given a short presentation about the gardens. After that walk through the Ginger Garden and the Ethno-botanic Garden, which is the centrepiece of the garden. Follow the path through the Limestone Walk and take in the amazing mountainous Mekong landscape. Learn how to make a bamboo stick animal at the site of the hunting lodge of the former royal family. Then continue your tour of Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden walking through the Arboretum, Palm Garden and Bamboo.
  • Garden to our viewpoint that overlooks the rice fields. Stop by the Mist House where you will learn more about the importance of biodiversity conservation. Finish your excursion with an optional orchid talk at Pha Tad Ke Nursery.
  • All of the gardens will have introductory panels and labels. You can always ask our expert staff should you have any questions or require more information.
  • Lunch will be served at the Pha Tad Ke café.

luang prabang laos

In the afternoon

  • After lunch time, you will continue the cruise downstream the Mekong river further to Ban Sing, enjoying the peaceful scenery of the countryside.
  • You then transfer by local tuk tuk to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails.
  • You can also see up close Asiatic bears at the Bear Rescue Centre along the jungle walk to the waterfall.
  • Then you will take the boat upstream the Mekong river back to Luang Prabang whilst the sun is setting behind the mountain.
  • After a hard day, you will transfer back to your hotel by tuk tuk.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 6: LUANG PRABANG – FLY TO HANOI: DIG DEEP INTO THE LOCAL CUSTOMS

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 temples 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 vegetableS, fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the flavor of local life.
  • After breakfast, we ascend to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.
  • From there, you will visit Royal Palace Museum, which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family.
  • Your city tour continues with a visit to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall.
  • If time permits, we visit UXO Visitor Center (closed on Saturday, and Sunday), where you can find the documentation about the secret war in Laos.

luang prabang laos

 

In the afternoon

  • Free on your own before leaving for the airport for your connecting flight to Hanoi.
  • On your arrival in Hanoi airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guide then transferred to your hotel in the city center for relaxing.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Overnight in Hanoi 

DAY 7: HANOI – COUNTRYSIDE VILLAGE: A COUNTRYSIDE’S LIFE

In the morning

  • At 08:30, you will start your day trip to Song Phuong village after having breakfast at the hotel.
  • Firstly, you will visit a local market since Le King Dynasty 1428. It is the most famous market in the region where there are many traditional items for sales. If on Market Day (two or three times per week), people from all the surrounding villages would come to trade. People bring dogs, cats, pigs, chickens, ducks, and bamboo baskets to sell.
  • If not on market days, you still visit the nice market with local product for selling as: Fish, vegetables, fruits, meat shops and chickens and chatting with local people at the market.
  • Right next to the market place, there are nice vegetable farms. We go around and visit vegetable fields growing a variety of produce including: bitter melon, cauliflower, cabbage, tomatoes, green peas, Chinese peas and corn, as well as fruit gardens with oranges, pomelos, papaya and more., and you may have chance to join a farmer working in his field on the way and ask experienced for local farmers about cultivation techniques and lifestyle.
  • After that, we go to the local house to cook delicious and traditional dishes. You will be taught how to cook some special Vietnamese dishes with simple and traditional recipes. Enjoy local fresh vegetables, fruit, make traditional cake and talk about Vietnamese family’s custom together.

thay-pagoda

In the afternoon

  • After lunch in the local house, you will get back to the city center to visit 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 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 to your hotel.

hanoi-vietnam

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Hanoi – Song Phuong: 35 km/Driving: 35 minutes

Overnight in Hanoi 

DAY 8: HANOI – HA LONG: A NIGHT ON A PEACEFUL BAY

In the morning

  • At 09:00, you will be transferred to the harbour in Hai Phong with 2.5 hour driving. Reaching Peony Cruise’s lounge you have a short time for tea break before boarding your cruise
  • 12:30: Transfer by tender to the PEONY CRUISE.

In the afternoon

  • 13:00: We welcome our guests onboard the PEONY CRUISE and then check in, and enjoy the Welcome Drink, receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
  • 13:15: PEONY CRUISE proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Have International Buffet Lunch while passing via the islets of Con Vit area. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Gia Luan area where is belong to Cat Ba National Park.
  • 15h30 Explore the bay in the area where Ao Ech is situated. You enjoy on your own for kayaking at Ao Ech area to discover the hidden charm of Lan Ha Bay with its quieter.
  • 16h30: Peony Cruise gets in the less populated area at Tra Bau where is located in Lan Ha Bay. You will enjoy the green emerald and cool water by swimming.
  • 17:30: Returning PEONY CRUISE, you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class. Our chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnam dishes. In the early evening the boat has its Happy Hour deal

halong-vietnam

In the evening

  • 19:30: Sumptuous Candlelight Deluxe Dinner Set Menu is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting
  • 21:30: Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Hanoi – Got Ferry Terminal: 140km/Driving: 2 hours

Overnight on cruise 

DAY 9: LAN HA BAY – HANOI – FLY TO DA NANG – HOI AN: FLAVOURS OF THE BAY

In the morning

  • 06:15: why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out to explore the bay.
  • We progress to Trung Trang cave by our bus on Cat Ba island which is located in the middle of Cat Ba National Park with Kim Giao forest around the cave.
  • 09:45: Peony Cruise welcomes you back on board and it is time for fixing the bill and checking out
  • 10:00: Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
  • 10:30: Tea Ceremony is served at the restaurant. You will learn how to enjoy Vietnamese tea and Vietnamese cultural at this ceremony. Joining Tea Ceremony with our crew team and have great fun with us!
  • 12:00: We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.

cat ba island

In the afternoon

  • Around 15:00, you will reach the airport and take your connecting flight to Danang.
  • On your arrival in Danang, you will be welcomed by our local guide then transferred to your hotel in Hoi An for your own free time.

Meals included: Breakfast/Brunch/__

Parameter: Got Ferry Terminal – Hanoi: 140km/Driving: 2.5 hours

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 10: HOI AN WALKING TOUR – TRA QUE VILLAGE: FARMING AS THE LOCALS

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-honored way.
  • After finishing all the activities, you will take a break and prepare lunch with a local family.
  • You will have lunch in a local house with many local delicacies including Tam Huu spring roll, Banh xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region.

hoian-vietnam

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 with 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

hoian-vietnam

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 11: HOI AN – HUE: INCREDIBLE COASTAL LINES

In the morning

  • At 08:30 after breakfast, our guide and driver will meet you up again and start your journey to Hue.
  • On the way, you firstly make a stop at 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 (elevator is available if you don’t prefer climbing)
  • Keep moving to Danang city and you will visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of open air sandstone carvings.
  • At noon time, you will have time for lunch in a local restaurant with special local food.

da nang-vietnam

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will depart for Son Tra Peninsula, named as Monkey Mountain – the screen of Da Nang City.
  • Here you will visit Linh Ung Pagoda, where exists the highest Goddess of Mercy Statue of Viet Nam. The pagoda offers stunning views of Danang beach and Cham Islands in the distance.
  • Continue your way, you will 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 around 16:00, you will reach your hotel in Hue, check in hotel and have free time on your own.

da nang-vietnam

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hue

DAY 12: HUE CITY TOUR – LOCAL VILLAGE: HISTORY AND PRESENT

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.
  • You will walk or cycle to Toa Kham pier and experience on board along Huong river to watch Bao Vinh old town from the board, reaching Sinh Village.
  • In Sinh Village, you have chance to study the painting material and techniques of Sinh Village where existed for over 300 years of this traditional handicraft.
  • After that, you can take a bicycle to see the peaceful landscape of Sing village, meeting and having conversations with local people.
  • During the tour, you will stop at local house in Thanh Tien village to know about the way to do paper flowers in Thanh Tien village.
  • By this route, you also have a real look on local people’s life, the houses architecture, visit some pagodas and small garden.
  • At noon time, you will have time for lunch with local food.

hue-vietnam

In the afternoon

  • At 14:00, you will understand apart of Vietnam history by visiting 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.
  • The next activity is visiting Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, created in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.
  • You can’t skip a romantic experience is having the boat trip on Huong river to Thien Mu pagoda.
  • Around 17:00, tour comes to an end and you have your own free time later.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hue

DAY 13: HUE – FLY TO HO CHI MINH – CITY TOUR: THE DEPTHS OF THE CITY

In the morning

  • After breakfast time, you will leave for the airport to take a connecting flight to Ho Chi Minh city
  • On your arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guide then transferred to the city center
  • Lunch will be served in a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will pay a visit to the War Remnants Museum, which 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.
  • 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.
  • Later, you will move to Saigon port where you board on a cruise to have a nice dinner while enjoying the sunset.

ho chi minh city - vietnam

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Tan Son Nhat airport – Ho Chi Minh city center: 10 km/Driving: 30 minutes

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh 

DAY 14: HO CHI MINH CITY – BEN TRE – CAN THO: TASTE OF MEKONG RIVER

In the morning

  • At 08:00, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel you will be met up with our guide and river then depart from Saigon for Ben Tre.
  • On arriving board a small boat to visit typical workplaces including small brick factories, a coconut processing workshop and a local mat-weaving house.
  • Stop at a quiet village, take a short walk to witness local life and hop on a xe-lôi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) to reach a nice riverside restaurant for a local lunch.
  • At noon time, you will have lunch with delicious and unique local food.

mekong delta

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, take a short cycling tour to explore the surrounding fields before boarding a sampan for a tranquil trip along the picturesque canals.
  • Come back to the port and continue to visit Ben Tre Local Market before heading back to Saigon and move to Can Tho to check in your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – Ben Tre: 90 km/Driving: 2 hours

Overnight in Can Tho

DAY 15: CAN THO – CAI RANG MARKET – HO CHI MINH CITY: A “FLOATING” CULTURE EXPLORATION

In the morning

  • At 06:30: In the early morning, you will start from Ninh Kieu boat quay, where you cruise along the small and picturesque canals 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 live 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.
  • At noon time, you will have lunch with local food.

mekong delta

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, you will have some free time before leaving back to Ho Chi Minh at 15:00.
  • At around 18:00, the tour ends when you are dropped off in you hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh: 170 km/Driving: 3.5 hours

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh 

DAY 16: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNELS – FLY TO PHNOM PENH: BACK TO THE WAR TIME

In the morning 

  • At 08:00, you will be met up with our guide at the lobby of the hotel after you have breakfast, then transferred to Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Cu Chi tunnels are famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war. By visiting this site, you will have a chance to look back to the War time of Vietnam and see how we fight the invaders.
  • After spending time visiting these long tunnels, you will go to the local restaurant for lunch.

cu chi tunnel

In the afternoon

  • After saving with lunch of local foods, you will depart to Ho Chi Minh airport for your connecting flight to Phnom Penh
  • On your arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guide then transferred to your hotel for check in.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

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

­­Overnight in Phnom Penh  

DAY 17: PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR: HISTORY OF THE CAPITAL

In the morning

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, you will visit Tuol Sleng Museum (also known as S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed.
  • Then, you will visit the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek (15 km south of Phnom Penh). Between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners) were detained and tortured at the S-21 prison and transported to extermination camp of Choeng Ek
  • Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Tuol Sleng Museum Cambodia

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, you will visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), the Market has gained its reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and wood carvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument
  • Finally, you will enjoy Sunset Cruise on the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers in Phnom Penh, it bursts into 4 branches.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Phnom Penh

DAY 18: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP – WAR MEMORIAL MONUMENT: TRAVEL BACK IN TIME

In the morning

  • After having breakfast at the hotel, you will take a connecting flight to Siem Reap
  • Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel in Siem Reap to check in

phnom-penh-cambodia

In the afternoon

  • After all procedures you have to do, you will visit Wat Thmey, which contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge.
  • To be continued, you will visit War Memorial Monument in Siem Reap, a memorial honor of the Vietnamese soldiers who died while freeing Cambodia from the Khmer Rouge in 1979.

In the evening

  • You will have time for dinner with Apsara show.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/Dinner

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 19: ANGKOR THOM – ANGKOR WAT: HISTORY OF A KINGDOM

In the morning

  • After having breakfast, you will visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle.
  • Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

angkor-cambodia

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in the world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by moats and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters.
  • Early this evening, you will take the Tuk Tuk (the most common taxi in Cambodia) to cruise around the Siem Reap and town and and for a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety for your journey.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap 

DAY 20: BANTEAY SREI – NEAK PEAN: SEEKING SPIRITUAL VALUES

In the morning

  • After having breakfast in the hotel, you will visit Banteay Srei, constructed at the late 10th century by a Brahmin counselor under a power king Rajendarvarman. It was loosely translated to citadel of the woman, but it is a modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings.
  • After that, you will visit Pre Rub (turn the body), was constructed in late 10th century dedicated to Hindu gods. This reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple.
  • Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Preah Khan temple cambodia

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, you will visit Preah Khan temple, built by King Jayavarman VII dedicated to his father. It is a huge, highly exportable monastic complex, and served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks.
  • Finally, you will continue to Neak Pean, a small island temple located in the middle of the last Baray, constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap 

DAY 21: CHONG KNEAS – SIEM REAP DEPARTURE: LAST GLANCE OF THE COUNTRY

In the morning

  • After having breakfast in the hotel, you will move to Chong Kneas to visit the fishing village by a private boat. Cruise through the fishing villages of the Tonle Sap Lake to discover the natural splendor and old lifestyle of the country.
  • Lunch will be served in a local restaurant.

Tonle Sap Lake cambodia

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, you will be free at leisure till transfer to Siem Reap International airport for flight to the next destination.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

 

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
  • 03 Domestic Flights: Hanoi – Hue; Danang – Ho Chi Minh; Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

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:

  • Check in is 14.00 and check out is 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.
  • Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at airport on arrival
  • Itinerary can be run in reserve
  • The detailed itinerary of Halong Cruises might be different depends on your junk choice.

If, at the time of booking, any hotels or rooms in the list above are fully booked, we will endeavour to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately.

* We suggest central location hotels and highly recommended on Tripadvisor in our list.

Price

Price: 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
Policy for flight tickets will be issued by the Airlines

*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

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Useful information for travel in Vietnam and Cambodia

What’s the difference between 3, 4, and 5 -star hotels?

We usually arrange centrally-located and Western-standard hotels. Five-star hotels are usually palatial with huge lobbies and comfortable rooms, their standards not quite matching the best of Paris or New York, but very close. Four-star hotels have quality facilities, but not as luxurious as five-star hotels. Three-star hotels meet the needs of most Westerners, but breakfasts have less choice. We also recommend some courtyard hotels or Vietnamese-style hotels with local features and architecture. These hotels have a good ranking, or positive feedback from our customers, and TripAdvisor. Usually, hotels in big cities, small cities, and rural areas are a bit different, even if they have the same star level. We try to use the best available hotel in each place.

Passport & Visa Requirements

You may be required for visa to Vietnam and Cambodia. Please check the list of countries which need visa to Vietnam and Cambodia in this links: Who need visa to Vietnam? Vietnam Visa is issued by Vietnam Embassy in your country or “Visa on arrival”. Travel Sense Asia will offer free visa to Vietnam for you (except some difficult countries). Cambodia visa can be issued upon arrival at the airport or border gate. You will need one clear page (per visa) in a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your departure from Vietnam or Cambodia.

Currency Exchange

Vietnam – The Vietnamese Dong is the local currency.

As currency exchange rates in Vietnam fluctuate, we suggest you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com or www.vietcombank.com In 2015 the USD & VND has been around 22.500VND per USD. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Master card, but these are limited to cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but they may charge a 2–4% transaction fee.

Cambodia – The Cambodian Riel is the local currency.

In tourist areas U.S. currency in widely accepted in cities. It is best to carry both Cambodian and U.S. currency in small denominations. Credit cards can generally be used at hotels, but smaller business may not accept them or may charge a service fee for their use. It is recommended to carry cash in small denominations in local currency or in US $1 bills to make tipping and minor expenses easier. It is recommended to carry new or like new banknotes as older, torn or poor condition notes may not be accepted locally.

Tipping

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service. In additionally, you will sometimes use rolling boat, cyclo riding, porter which you should give a small tip to these local people.

Food

Eating is an important part of your Vietnam experience. Generally, breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. Travel Sense Asia recommend local Vietnam restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities. If you are vegetarian or you are looking for e.g. halal food, please feel free to inform your travel advisor, who can arrange a restaurant to fit your needs.

While it is generally safe to eat fully cooked meats and vegetables, care should be taken to avoid undercooked meat and uncooked fruits and vegetables. Because tap water is not potable, visitors should only drink bottled water or water that has been boiled and filtered. Avoid ice, as it is usually made from tap water.

Vehicle

We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles. Our car and van are always available space for a comfortable trip. Luggage – All clients are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7kg. It is essential that your luggage is lockable. Please note that authorities will only allow bottles onto the aircraft if they have been checked in as main baggage. Bottles in hand luggage may be confiscated.

Electric

In Vietnam the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / C / G. In Cambodia – The voltage used is 230 volts. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.

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Climate – You will find a complete packing list and a helpful climate chart in the ‘Suggested Packing List’, which is included in the pre-departure information link sent within your deposit documentation. Seasonal weather patterns can be quite unpredictable. Up to the minute information on worldwide weather can be found on www.weather.com.

  •  Vietnam – Southern Vietnam has two seasons, the wet season from May to November and the dry season from December to April. Northern regions also have two seasons with cool and damp conditions from November to April and generally hot, dry conditions from May through October. Bring appropriate clothing depending on the season during which you are traveling. Comfortable walking shoes, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket are recommended. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).
  • Cambodia – Cambodia has three seasons. The dry season is from November to March. The hot season is from March to June. The wet season is from July to October. Comfortable walking shoes, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket are recommended. A hat and sunscreen lotion are especially recommended during the hot season. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).

If you’re looking to travel to Vietnam or any country in South-east Asia but don’t know where to start, I’d be happy to use my experiences to determine your perfect destinations. My motto in work is bringing my passion for travel combined with dedication, providing suitable packages and exceptional service to our clients. You will definitely have memorable times when traveling with us, Travel Sense Asia. Don’t delay, speak to us today!

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