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INDOCHINA EXPERIENCE
INDOCHINA EXPERIENCE 
16 Days - 15 Nights
 
Luang Phrabang - Ha Noi - Sapa  - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival (D)

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall (B/L)

Day 3: Luang Prabang/Hanoi (B)

Day 4: Hanoi – train to Lao Cai (B/L)

Day 5: Lao Cai/Sapa/Cat Cat & Tafin villages (B)

Day 6: Sapa/Lao Chai/Ta Van villages (B/D)

Day 7: Hanoi/Ha Long (B/L/D)

Day 8: Ha Long/Hanoi – Hue (Brunch)

Day 9: Hue cooking class & city tour (B/L)

Day 10: Hue/Hoi An (B/L)

Day 11: Hoi An free (B) 

Day 12: Hoi An/Danang/Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City/Cu Chi Tunnels/Wildlife at risk (B)

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City/My Tho/Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap (B/L/D)

Day 15: Siem Reap/Angkor complex (B/L)

Day 16: Siem Reap/Departure (B/L)

 

Type of tour:    Private & easy tour. (This is the sample tour, you may go with all details above or we can modify to fix your date of travel).
Departure:  Any day
Feature of tour:

 Indochina (Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia) is an perfect destination for family experience, those desires the true essence of Southeast Asia.  

Airfare cost per person:  567 US$ for domestic flights (Luang Phrabang - Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap)
 

 

 

 

 

Land tour cost per person (in USD):

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

01 Oct 2018 - 30 April  2019

Option 1 1643 1432 1251 1176 1123 431
Option 2 2010 1797 1614 1540 1481 555

01 May 2019 - 30 Dec 2019

Option 1 1603 1392 1212 1138 1084 417
Option 2 1937 1724 1542 1467 1409 506
     

 

Children policy (land service only):  Child from 1- 4 yrs: Free of charge if sharing bed with parents 
 Child from 5 – 6 yrs: 30% of adult price if sharing existing bed(s) with parents
 Child from 5 – 6 yrs: 50% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
 Child from 7 – 11 yrs: 75% of adult price if using extra bed/mattress in parents’ room
 Child from 12 yrs up: pay as adult rate
 

 

 

 

 

Accommodation:

  Option 1 Option 2
Luang Phrabang Villa Chitdara (3*)  The Grand Hotel (4*) 
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter (3*) Sunway Hanoi Hotel (4*)
Sapa Sapa Hotel Bamboo Sapa (3*)  Chau Long Hotel (4*)
Halong Deluxe Bai Tho Junk

Victory Cruise Junk

Hoi An Vinh Hung 2 Hotel (3*) Historic Hotel (4*)
Ho Chi Minh Sapphire Hotel (3*)  Palace Hotel (4*)
Siem Reap Empire Angkor  (3*) Angkor Miracle Hotel (4*)

 

Inclusions:
 Hotel accommodation as specific or similar
 Private car/mini van
 Join boat in Halong
 All entrance fees 
 English/ French speaking guide as per program. Other languages can be arranged upon request 
 All meals as per program
Exclusions:   Domestic & International flight and all airport taxes  Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
 International flight and international airport tax on departure
 Phnom Penh - Siem Reap flight air ticket: 95$/pax
 Insurance, Personal expenses & Tips
 Cambodia Visa - apply and issue at airport with cost 20$/pax
 Vietnam Visa - this can be done with our visa service
 Elephant ride to Bakheng Temple: 15$/pax
 Elephant ride around Bayond: 10$/pax for morning  & 15$/pax for afternoon
 Elephant ride from South Gate of Angkor to Angkor Thom: 10$/pax
 Baloon Ride for overview of Angkor for 10 minus:' 15$/pax
EXPERIENCE INDOCHINA
16 Days - 15 Nights
 
Luang Phrabang - Ha Noi - Sapa  - Ha Long Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival (D)

Our guide will welcome you at the airport, then transfer to hotel for check-in. 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 delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we visit the impressiveStupa 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 the Mekong 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 – Kuangsi Waterfall (B/L)

After breakfast, you will be free for relaxing.  

Tour suggestion: Half-day Elephant Ride

08:30 – 09:00 am.  Depart from your hotel in Luang Prabang town. Pick up by our English speaking tour guide.

Arrival at the Elephant Village. Welcome and greeting by our Camp Manager and participate in short briefing. Ride the Elephant. Enjoy the impressive experience of a 1 hour elephant ride on the Howdah (Elephant seat)

Boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall. Take a return boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall and spend some time in the clear water

Lunch will be provided at the Elephant Village Restaurant

Depart back to the Luang Prabang town and drop off at your hotel between 01:00 and 02:00 pm. 

In the afternoon, drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths and visit Bear rescues centre on the way leading to the waterfall. Overnight in Luang Prabang. 

Day 3: Luang Prabang/Hanoi (B)

The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed. After visiting these sights in the morning, you will have free time for your own exploration of the town and strolling around the shopping area. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for an afternoon flight to Hanoi. Arriving in Hanoi, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to the city centre for hotel check-in. Overnight in Hanoi.  

Day 4: Hanoi – train to Lao Cai (B/L)

The full day tour commences with visit to Ho Chi Minh’s MausoleumHis House on StiltOne Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda followed by Van Mieu – Temple of Literature. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, discover more of Hanoi with the visit to Ethnology Museum of Vietnam. Return to the Old Quarter of Hanoi for walking around the old streets and stop to visit Ngoc Son temple then enjoy a Traditional Water Puppet shows at Thang Long Theater. In the evening, you will take a night train to Sapa. 

Day 5: Lao Cai/Sapa/Cat Cat & Tafin villages (B)

Arrive at Lao Cai Train station at about 6.30, welcome by our local guide and take a ride to Sapa. Have breakfast and relax before exploring Sapa Town. In the afternoon, take a 2km trek to Cat Cat Village, home of H’mong Ethnics. Meet & talk with locals to learn more about their daily life. Then continue the ride to Tafin village (12km from Sapa) home to the Red Dzao minority. Visit Tafin Cave, Tafin handicraft shops and explore the daily life of Red Dzao. Here you have good choice to buy woven and textile brocades, which are hand made by ethnic people. Visit a small hamlet of Black H'mong people here too. Overnight at your hotel in Sapa. 

Day 6: Sapa/Lao Chai/Ta Van villages (B/D)

Breakfast at hotel and check out at around 9:00-10:00am. You’ll use a private car to visit Lao Chai village of Black H’mong people. Then trek a little to visit Ta Van village of Dzay ethnic people. Drive back to Sa Pa for lunch at your own arrangement. A short shopping in town before moving to Lao Cai station. Dinner at Lao Cai. Have a train trip back to Hanoi. Overnight on an AC 4 berth soft sleeper train to Hanoi. 

Day 7: Hanoi/Ha Long (B/L/D)

Arrive early morning (around 05:30-06:00) in Hanoi). You will be transferred to a local restaurant for breakfast. 08:30am leave Hanoi for Ha Long bay. After 03 hours and a half drive we arrive in Ha Long 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. Again your dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board.  

Day 8: Ha Long/Hanoi – Hue (Brunch)

In the morning, your breakfast or brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Disembark around 10:30-11.00am. On return, before heading to Noibai airport we take a short stop at Dong Trieu Ceramic Village. Arriving in Phu Bai airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to Hue for overnight. 

Day 9: Hue cooking class & city tour (B/L)

In the morning, join a half day cooking class, we follow Mrs. Cuc, the owner of Y Thao Garden House to Dong Ba central market, where she gives an instruction on how to choose food for our cooking lesson at 9:30 a.m. at Y Thao Garden House.

Afternoon take a cyclo rise to visit the Imperial Citadel and time then on is free for relaxing. Overnight in Hue.  

Day 10: Hue/Hoi An (B/L)

Today we will heading to Hoi An through Hai Van pass, and Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beach of Vietnam. Upon arrival, check in hotel then discover Hoian truly life. 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. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Overnight in Hoi An. 

Day 11: Hoi An free (B)

A free day in Hoi An for beach relaxing! Overnight in Hoi An.  

Day 12: Hoi An/Danang/Ho Chi Minh City (B)

After breakfast at your hotel, you will be free until being transferred to the airport for an afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.  

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City/Cu Chi Tunnels/Wildlife at risk (B)

Go visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which are 70 kilometers North West of Ho Chi Minh City, created since 1948 to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French. This is an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals, command centers. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a fire free zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of the tunnels have been open for visitors. 

You will then drive to Wildlife At Risk (WAR) which is dedicated to protecting the biodiversity of Vietnam by combating the illegal wildlife trade, raising environmental awareness and promoting the conservation of endangered species and their habitats - an sustainable tourism center. Child would love this center. Return to Ho Chi Minh and free in the afternoon. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.  

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City/My Tho/Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap (B/L/D)

Depart early in the morning. Upon arrival at My Tho, take a boat to Con Phung (Phoenix Island) at a Mekong River estuary. Stop at a garden restaurant for lunch. Then cruise along natural creeks and quiet villages in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee farms, taste natural honey, honey wine and tropical fruits, listen to local music, visit a distillery and a local coconut candy maker. You will drive straight to Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City for a flight to Siem Reap. Our car and guide will pick you up at the airport then transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsaras Dance show. Overnight in Siem Reap. 

Day 15: Siem Reap/Angkor complex (B/L)

Visit the Angkor Thom (big Angkor) - 3km2 walled, of which South Gate of Angkor ThomBayon - the giant stone faces with 37 standing tower 4 carved faces, Baphoun - huge temple - mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom,Terrace of Elephants - 2.5m tall wall, the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphoun and Phimean Akas, carved elephants and giant graduals, Terrace of Leper King - a double terrace at the north end of Terrace of Elephants with deeply carved, demons and other mythological being and Phimean Akas temple. Lunch at local restaurant. 

Follow is the tour visit the famous Temple of Cambodia, Angkor Wat, and it's visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It's massive three tired pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level and this temple is the centerpiece of any visit to the temple of Angkor. Enjoy the Sunset from top of Bakheng Hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 16: Siem Reap/Departure (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, you will be free for relaxing or shopping until transfer to the airport for onward flight.

End of trip.

 

 

 

Luang Prabang Laos

 

Angkor Wat

 

Royal Palace

 

Sword Lake

 

Halong Bay

 

Kissing chickens

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