Tour Details

GRAND INDOCHINA

Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (16D15N)

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival  (D)     

Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Kuangsi Water Fall (B/L)

Day 3: Luang Prabang: Alms-giving - Hanoi (B)

Day 4: Hanoi (B)  

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (Brunch)

Day 7: Hanoi - Hue (B)

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (B)

Day 9: Hoi An  - Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi (B)

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long  - Can Tho (B/L)

Day 12: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Chau Doc (B/L)

Day 13: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B/L)

Day 14: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/L)

Day 15: Siem Reap - Angkor Complexes (B/L)

Day 16: Siem Reap - Departure (B)

 

Type of tour: Private tour. (This is the sample tour, you may go with all details above or we can modify to fix your way of travel)

Departure: Any day

Feature of tour: Travel along the Mekong River, an relax way to discover the beatiful of Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos

Domestic airfare cost per person: ??? US$ for Vietnam domestic flights (Hanoi - Hue & Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City); ??? US$ for Indochina flights (Luang Prabang-Hanoi, Phnom Penh - Siem Reap)

 

 Land tour cost per person (in USD)

2 pax 3 - 4 pax 5 - 6 pax 7 - 9 pax 10 - 14 pax Single Supp.

01 May 2015 - 31 Dec 2016

3*      1633 1383 1134 1068 1014 377
4*      1959 1707 1458 1393 1337 760
5*      2504 2251 2000 1932 1877 1190
5*+    3209 2952 2700 2631 2574 1843

01 Jan 2016 - 30 Sep 2017

3*       1607 1357 1108 1042 987 355
4*       1884 1632 1383 1318 1261 677
5*       2363 2108 1857 1789 1734 1053
5*+     2956 2699 2446 2378 2322 1532


Accommodation

Standard Superior Deluxe Premium
Villa Chitdara The Grand Hotel Maison Souvannaphoum (5*) La Residence Phouvao (5*+)
May De Ville Old Quarter (3*) Sunway (4*) Intercontinental (5*) Sofitel Metropole (5*+)
Bai Tho deluxe junk Victory cruise Bhaya cruise Jasmine/Ginger cruise
Mondial   Gebera Imperial  (5*) La Residence  (del room)  (4*)
Vinh Hung 2 Hoi An Historic Hotel Life Hoi An Victoria Hoi An (del room)  (4*)
Sapphire (3*) Kim Do Majestic (5*) Intercontinental Asiana (5*)
Cardamom Hotel - SUP Phnom Penh Hotel - SUP Inter-Continental Hotel - DLX Inter-Continental Hotel - DLX
Royal Empire (3*) Angkor Miracle Hotel Borei Angkor Resort & Spa Le Meredien (5*)
 

 Inclusive: Hotel accommodation as specific or similar with breakfast
 
Private car/mini van with A/C
 
Junk/boat in Mekong - Lao, Ha Long, Hue, Mekong - Vietnam, Mekong - Cambodia
 
All entrance fees 
 
English/ French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
 
Meals as per program ( L = lunch, D = dinner)

 Exclusive: Domestic & International flight and all airport taxes 
 
Insurance
 
Personal expenses & Tips
 
Drinks, and other meals not clearly mentioned
 
Public Holidays surcharges
 
Lao Visa - apply and issue at airport with cost 35$/pax
 
Vietnam Visa - this can be done with our VISA SERVICE
 
Cambodia Visa - apply and issue at airport with cost 25$/pax

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival  (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightfl places to visit in Laos . After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham,Wat Mai; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and theMekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang. 

Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Kuangsi Water Fall (B/L)
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. 
In the afternoon, drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang: Alms-giving - Hanoi (B)
This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people. 
Free time for relax for relax until time for transferring to airport for flight to Hanoi. Our guide will meet and bring  you to your hotel in Hanoi city for overnight.

Day 4: Hanoi (B)
In the morning, you will visit Hochiminh’s Mausoleum (Mondays & Fridays closed), His House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda on the Westlake.

In the afternoon, more discover Hanoi with the visit to Van Mieu Temple & Quoc Tu Giam (our first national university) & enjoy one hour cyclo ride around Old Quarter. Relax at a local Coffee shop or “Bia hoi” corner for deeply explore local life before Water Puppets show at Thang Long theatre. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, take 3.5 hours drive to Halong bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting a beautiful case, if not today, you will do tomorrow according to each boat/junk’s itinerary. Again your dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board.

Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (Brunch)
In the morning, take further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Enjoy brunch on board before disembarking. 
On the return to Hanoi, we stop on the way in Bac Ninh, for visiting a special place and the cradle of Vietnamese folklore music in the Red River Delta. We take a horse-drawn cart through country lanes to visit Dinh Bang Communal house & Do Temple, the temple worships 8 (eight) kings of Ly Dynasty (1010-1225). After that you will be invited to enjoyQuan Ho folk songs (duo of love songs) performed by local artists and singers. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi - Hue (B)
Free time in the morning before transferring to the airport of Hanoi for noon flight to Hue. Transfer to a the city check in your hotel. In the afternoon we pay a visit to the Imperial Citadel, constituted from the Real Fortress and theForbidden City, and the market of Dong Ba. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (B)
In morning we embark on a dragon boat sail along the Huong River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tomb ofMing Mang King.

In the afternoon transfer to Hoi An through the famous of Hai Van Pass. The car will stop for the visit to Cham Museumwhere display an open air collection of Cham sculpture. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An  - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Discovery Hoian truly life by walking tour around this enchanting port town. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market… Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like.

The next tour is coming to the home of a craftsman in the old streets. Here you will have a brief introduction to the history, shape, and colour of the lanterns as well as the many stages of making them. After that you can make your own lantern, decorate, pack and keep it as a souvenir during the time in Hoian.

In the afternoon, we transfer to Danang Airport for late flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in HCMC.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi (B)
In the morning drive to Cu Chi, one incredible city basement constituted from one series of tightened tunnel, used from the Vietcong during the war with the Americans. In the afternoon pause to the colonial buildings of Saigon like theIndependent PalacePost Office and the Cathedral of Notre Dame,  Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long  - Can Tho (B/L)
Our car will pick up at your hotel in early morning. Upon arrival at Cai Be, embark a private boat to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market to see local people being selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process... After lunch taking a cruise along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 3 pm, the boat will arrive at Vinh Long, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. Then transfer to Can Tho City for overnight.

Day 12: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Chau Doc (B/L)
Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Then continue going to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen. Check in on arrival. Visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the breath-taking view on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border with flat rice fields and nice canals, visit caved pagoda. Over night in Chau Doc.

Day 13: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B/L)
After breakfast, get on speed boat to Phnom Penh, going back one of the arms of the Mekong. Our guide and coach will pick up at Phnom Penh International Airport or Phnom Penh Boat Port, then transfer to hotel for check in. Then transfer to visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Preahkeo Morokot, National Museum & Central Market or Toul Sleng Museum. Enjoy welcome dinner at the local restaurant & overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 14: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/L)

After breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Phnom Penh International airport for flight to Siem Reap or Port for Express Boat to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Lunch at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to visit Banteay Srei – The place just 30 kim from city center with the unique temple to worship the maiden of Kings, back to Siem Reap city for dinner with Apsara show and overnight. 

Day 15: Siem Reap - Angkor Complexes (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel, then visit the Angkor Thom: South Gate, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of Leper King and Phimean Akas temple. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, transfer to visit the famous temple of Cambodia, Angkor Wat to visit the huge World Heritag and in late afternoon take a romantic view sunset from the top of Bakheng Hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 16: Siem Reap - Departure (B)

Morning breakfast at hotel then transfer to visit Tonle Sap Great Lake for Cruising, visiting fisherman’s life, floating fishing village dot the semi-submerged forest that lines the flood plant rim of the lake, back to visit Chantier Ecole-Artisan d’Angkor, the place are in the Ministry of Education was constructed in 1992 and this place renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome training center and workshops. Free tour of the classes and workshops offer a glimpse into the unique skills training program, teaching young artists in the techniques and styles of classic Cambodian artistry before transfer for departure lunch at local restaurant in the town. After lunch, visit old market for shopping until transfer to the airport for homeward flight.

End of service

Hanoi - Sword Lake

 

Halong Bay

 

Sword Lake

 

Royal Palace

 

Sword Lake - Hanoi

 

Apsara

 

Trip map

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

INDOCHINA EXPERIENCE

INDOCHINA EXPERIENCE

Destinations: Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Duration: 16 Days - 15Nights

Hotels: 3-5 Stars

Price: 1.125 USD

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

Destinations: Vietnam & Cambodia

Duration: 14 Days -13 Nights

Hotels: 3-5 Stars

Price: 1.225 USD

JEWELS OF INDOCHINA

JEWELS OF INDOCHINA

Destinations: Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Duration: 10 Days - 9 Nights

Hotels: 3-5 Stars

Price: 566 USD

ASIAN HERITAGES

ASIAN HERITAGES

Destinations: Asia

Duration: 21 Days - 20 Nights

Hotels: 3-5 Stars

Price: 2.410 USD