Behold the essence of Indochina via a journey through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia to capture the most fascinating moments in these mesmerizing places. This tour is a great chance for you to step back the old time to encounter architectural masterpieces of the magnificent temples, enjoy a series of dreamy natural sights and soak in cultural features of local people. No see no believe, so embark the tour right now!
 

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Duration: 19 Days/18 Nights
Start/End: Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap
Highlights: Discovering Cu Chi Tunnels, visiting Imperial Tombs in Hue, cruising around Halong Bay, coming over Pak Ou Caves in Luang Prabang– the sacred place of pilgrims, imagining the atrocities of Rough Khmer at Tuol Sleng Prison, watching Angkor Temples in Siem Reap.
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages upon Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges
Tour Category: Indochina tours

Brief Itinerary
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – Flight to Hue
Day 5: Hue City Tour
Day 6: Hue – Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An Leisure Time
Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi City Tour
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
Day 11: Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Luang Prabang
Day 12: Luang Prabang
Day 13: Luang Prabang
Day 14: Luang Prabang – Fly to Siemreap
Day 15: Siem Reap – Visit The Most Famous Temples
Day 16: Banteay Srei Temple, Tonle Sap Lake
Day 17: Siemreap – Fly to Pnompenh
Day 18: Pnompenh Visit
Day 19: Pnompenh – Depart

 
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (B)
Arrival at Ho Chi Minh City in the late evening.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Street vendors in Saigon

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B, L, D)
The day starts with a visit to two popular destinations in the city: the Presidential Palace and History Museum. After that, walk along Dong Khoi St, pass the European-styled as the lavish City Hall, the old Opera House, then drop by Notre Dame Cathedral and the baroque-styled Saigon Central Post Office, a vestige of the years of French colonialism. Subsequently, turn to nearby famous sites such as Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, the Emperor of Jade Pagoda, Cho Lon Chinatown, Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda, and Ben Thanh Market. This evening is for voyaging on the peaceful water surface of Saigon River and relishing a tasty dinner at Lady Hau Cruise Restaurant.

Saigon Central Post Office

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B, L)
Today’s included a trip towards the suburb of Ho Chi Minh City throughout Mekong Delta. Stop at My Tho, a crowded town of the delta to visit the quiet Vinh Trang Pagoda. Afterward, hire a boat discovering the Mekong River Islands. We may come over a tropical fruit orchard and Thoi Son Islet. Back to Ho Chi Minh City for relaxing.

Visit the fruit orchards in Mekong Delta

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – Flight to Hue (B, L)
This morning will drive you excited to explore Cu Chi Tunnels which was built by Viet Cong soldiers in Indochina War. It’s been famous for the extremely complicated network of underground tunnels. In the afternoon, catch a short flight to Hue – the capital of the kings of Nguyen Dynasty in the early 19th century.

Discover the tunnels of Cu Chi

Day 5: Hue City Tour (B, L)
Today you will have the opportunity to taste the feeling of sitting on a dragon boat, cherishing the beauty of the poetic Perfume River prior to digging the following interesting sites. First, let’s catch a glimpse of Thien Mu Pagoda – an outstanding symbol of Hue City as well as Buddhism in Vietnam. From this point, we visit in turn Tu Duc’s Tomb, Minh Mang’s Tomb, Khai Dinh’s Tomb. Your Hue itinerary will definitely not perfect without seeing these most beautiful imperial tombs.

Imperial tomb of Khai Dinh

The half-day is time to observe the awesome architectures in Hue Imperial Citadel where the kings of the Nguyen Dynasty had reigned for more than one century. Then, dwell at Hue Royal Fine Art Museum (Long An Palace before) before going to Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of Hue people.

Day 6: Hue – Hoian (B)
This morning, transfer to Hoian. Upon arrival, we check into and take a short time for relaxing before embarking on a Hoian strolling tour. This ancient town is well-known for its classic Chinese architectures as well as the significant buildings of the colonialist period. The topmost famous sites are come over, including Japanese Covered Bridge, Sa Huynh Museum, Tran Family Chapel, and Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall. In the rest of the time, bath and relax at the beachside hotel.

Ancient town of Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Hanoi (B)
Today, depart to Danang International Airport to fly to Hanoi. For over a thousand years, this city by Red River’s bank has been the center of politics, culture, and economy of Vietnam. After check-into the hotel, the guide will accompany you on a cyclo tour around every small narrow corner of Guild District (36 streets). Tourists can have a try on a handmade craft somewhere. The evening is an entertaining time to watch water puppets show – an art form of performing that only Vietnam owns.

Cyclo tour around the old quarters of Hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Today, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh claimed Vietnam’s independence from France in 1945, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where his dead body is placed, then come over his private house and One Pillar Pagoda nearby. Afterward, let’s go to the first university of Vietnam – Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, see the customs and lifestyles of Vietnam’s hill tribes at Museum of Ethnology. The rest of the day when it gets cooler is the ideal time for us to stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake, visit lovely small stores in Hanoi Old Quarters then imagine yourselves in the years of the fierce war when immersing in the atmosphere of History Museum.

One Pillar Pagoda

Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on the cruise (B, L, D)
Leave Hanoi, this morning we spend three hours to drive to World Natural Heritage – Ha Long Bay. Cruise on a vessel from afternoon till evening, floating amidst majestic limestone islets of the bay. Then, sail to Cua Van Fishing Village before discovering Tien Ong Cave.
Finally, go back to the ship and stay overnight on it to enjoy the fresh atmosphere of Ha Long Bay night.

Cruise along the majestic karst mountains in Halong Bay

Day 10: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
Welcome the new day with a Tai Chi Class on the deck while catching the very first sunshine of the dawn. After that, in turn, drop into Bai Tu Long Bay, a pearl farm, Phao Dai islet, Tam Cung Cave, Hon Xep Islet and Dau Moi Temple. Then witness a skilled chef to perform his best cooking techniques and know more about Vietnamese culinary in advance of chewing a tasty buffet and reaching the pier.
Farewell, the vessel to go back Hanoi for overnight.

Morning Tai Chi in Halong Bay

Day 11: Hanoi – Flight to Luang Prabang (B)
Chill out yourselves until our driver comes to take you to Noi Bai International Airport to catch a flight to Laos. We first approach Luang Prabang – Laos’s ancient capital that surrounded by rolling mountains. We will have a brief boat tour along Mekong River, which presents us a glance on the daily life of Laotians.

Morning alms giving ceremony in Luang Prabang

Day 12: Luang Prabang (B, L)
Wake up early to see monks do Alms-giving Ceremony on streets in the town. Next, let’s go to one of the icons of Laos – Wat Xieng Thong. After that, sit on a canoe up Mekong River to visit Pak Ou Caves – the meaningful religious site for local residents. Perhaps we will stop to come by a village en route. Tonight is time to embark on baci – a Lao special traditional ceremony.

Pak Ou Caves

Day 13: Luang Prabang (B, L)
Today will be full of excitement to take a tour around the ex-Royal Palace of Lan Xang Kingdom. The structure shows a harmonious fusion between French and Lao traditional styles. The rest of the time is free for you to discover Luang Prabang. We recommend Night Market on Sisavangvong Road for handmade crafts and try several local dishes.Royal Palace Museum, Luang Prabang

Day 14: Luang Prabang – Siem Reap (B)
The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for your flight to Siemreap.
Upon your arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, welcome by our local guide and driver who will transfer you to hotel for check in and overnight. Overnight in Siem ReapRoad in Siem Reap lead to the Angkor ComplexDay 15: Siem Reap – Visit The Most Famous Temples (B)

Today, we start in the morning driving among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. We’ll start at the South Gate and explore the centerpiece of the ancient city, The Bayon. The Bayon has fifty-four towers decorated with more than two hundred enigmatic smiling faces. The tour also includes the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, and the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings.

Bayon Temple Reflection at Sunrise In the afternoon we are entering Angkor Wat and to view its amazing architecture and history. Angkor Wat possesses some of the longest and most intricate stone carvings. This complex is four times the size of the Vatican City making it the largest religious site in the world. Spend the morning exploring through the many passages, levels, and chambers that once housed many treasures of the ancient world. After spending the afternoon here, we will go to Pre Rup to see the sunset. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Majestic Angkor Wat

Day 16: Banteay Srei Temple, Tonle Sap Lake (B)
Breakfast at hotel, you will drive out of town to the exquisite Banteay Srei (“Citadel of the women”), the jewel of Khmer art, and set deep in the jungle. Banteay Srei was carved from red sandstone, with elaborate decorative wall carvings which are well preserved to this day. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Banteay Srei TempleAfternoon you will move in tune with the rhythm of the great annual flood of Tonle Sap, we take a boat ride to the village of Kampung Phlukk on stilts. Explore this great ecosystem by way of canoeing and hear the calls of the macaque monkeys while observing the forest beneath the lake’s surface. We will see the Buddhist temple is standing on the island with some beautiful Buddhist life painting on the ceiling. Overnight in Siem Reap.Tonle Sap LakeDay 17: Siemreap – Fly to Pnom Penh (B)
Breakfast at hotel, today your next destination will be Phnom Penh. Today we take the domestic flight to Phnom Penh. The capital of Cambodia, Phnom Penh lies near the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers. This riverside town still maintains considerable charm despite its recent turbulent history. We start city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred temple in the country. Then we continue seeing the delightful Phnom Penh City with the National Museum. This mansion is exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from the 9th to 15th century, but some date from as early as the 4th century. And continue to follow it with a walk up to a small hill for an interesting visit to the legendary Wat Phnom and a fantastic view over the surrounding areas. Overnight in Phnom Penh.Moonlight Pavilion in the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda complexDay 18: Pnompenh Visit (B)
Breakfast at hotel, today we deal with a dark chapter of Cambodian history as we visit sites related to the Khmer regime. Visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum & Choeung Ek Killing Field. This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. We will also have some time to explore the Russian Market. Brick prison cells inside Tuol Sleng PrisonThe conclusion of the visit is Independence Monument, it is an Angkorian Style Towel, the inimitable place in the whole city, located in the heart of the capital. It was built in 1958 to Sybilles Cambodian Independence Day after winning back their independence from the French Protectorate on the 9th of November 1953 and Preah Norodom Sihanouk Ville Monument. Later in the afternoon, we enjoy the sunset boat cruise on the Mekong River. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 19: Pnompenh – Depart (B)
After having breakfast we will free at our leisure till transfer to airport for departure flight. Trip End!!!

What’s Included?

  • Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver
  • English speaking tour guide will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Entrance fees & permits (if have)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. Western food is available (up on request) (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • Boat excursions
  • Bottle of drinking water

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Surcharge and Compulsory dinners (if any)
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porter, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary