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

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 – Danang – Flight to Hanoi
Day 8: Hanoi City Tour
Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise
Day 10: Halong – Hanoi – Flight to Luang Prabang
Day 11: Luang Prabang
Day 12: Luang Prabang
Day 13: Luang Prabang – Phnom Penh
Day 14: Phnom Penh
Day 15: Phnom Penh – Flight to Siem Reap
Day 16: Siem Reap – Free Day
Day 17: Siem Reap – Visit The Most Famous Temples
Day 18: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei Temple, Tonle Sap Lake
Day 19: Siem Reap – Trip ends.

 
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (B)
Arrival at Ho Chi Minh City in 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 of the city: 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 Dental (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. Afterwards, hire a boat discovering 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 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 relax before embarking into a Hoian strolling tour. This ancient town is well-known for its classic Chinese architectures as well as the significant buildings in the colonialism period. Top most famous sites are come over, including Japanese Covered Bridge, Sa Huynh Museum, Tran Family Chapel, and Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall. In the rest of time, bath and relax at the beach side 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 centre of politics, culture and economy of Vietnam. After check-into the hotel, the guide will accompany you in 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 entertaining time to watch a 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. Afterwards, 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 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 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 catch 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 into 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 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 – Phnom Penh (B)
Depart to Phnom Penh, the capital of the Angkor land. First, head to National Museum with its precious Khmer art treasure. Besides, we don’t forget to see the hell on the earth – Tuol Sleng Prison, where Khmer Rouge tortured and killed thousands of innocent people, the traces of blood still imprint clearly in every corner.

Brick prison cells inside Tuol Sleng Prison

Day 15: Phnom Penh – Flight to Siem Reap
This morning’s included a visit to Royal Palace and Wat Preah Kaew (also called Silver Pagoda). Then prepare quickly your luggage going to the airport to take the flight to Siem Reap.

Moonlight Pavilion in the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda complex

Day 16: Siem Reap – Free Day (B)
The whole day is free for you to explore Siem Reap.

Road in Siem Reap lead to the Angkor Complex

Day 17: Siem Reap (B)
Lying not far from the center of Siem Reap, Angkor ruled a vast area for nearly six centuries. And Siem Reap was the capital at that flourish time. The huge number of temples that have still existed so far reflect the prosper Siem Reap used to be. First, head to Angkor Wat – the most far-famed construction of Cambodia, an excellent symbol of the country.

Majestic Angkor Wat

The half day is for touring the royal city – Angkor Thom which was built by King Jayavarman VII. Of course, the renowned Bayon Temple where there are a lot of vivid reliefs, giant towers, carved stone faces, is not missed. Then, bump into Preah Khan – the not-less -famous temple.

Bayon Temple Reflection at Sunrise

Day 18: Siem Reap (B)
Morning time is to detect one of the earliest architectures of Angkor Era – Banteay Srei which contains the most beautiful carvings preserved till today.
In the afternoon, we will take an excursion on Tonle Sap Lake enjoy the scenery over the lake as well as watch the residents in floating villages to make their daily lives.

Tonle Sap Lake

Day 19: Siem Reap – Trip ends.(B)
Enjoy the last day ị Siem Reap prior to take an evening flight back to your home.

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
 
 

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