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Treasures of Indochina Tour 16 Days

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

Pak Ou Cave Luang Prabang - Laos Hanoi Halong Bay Saigon Siem Reap

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival (D)

Upon arrival at the airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel. 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 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 - 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, return to the city by late evening, for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang - Hanoi (B, L)

Free time for relax until time for transfering to airport for flight to Hanoi. Once again our guide will meet you and transfer you to Hanoi city. Lunch at local restaurant before check-in at hotel. After two or more hours relax, our cyclo tour do not make you more tired but more relax. After one hour ride around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter, the cyclo will stop you at Ngoc Son Temple for a short visit, then take one minute walk to Thang Long theatre for Water Puppet show. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi city tour (B, L)

In the morning to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple, Army Museum and Hanoi Flag Tower. Time for lunch and check-out. In the afternoon, visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (The First National University established in 1076). The next visiting place should be the Museum of Vietnam Ethnology in Cau Giay District or just go shopping around Silk shops and Art shops in Hang Gai street. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

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

08: 00 - 08: 30 Our bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel. On the way to Halong city, enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.
12: 15 Embark on cruise for welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing and safety instructions. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while our cruiser heads to the bay passing the beautiful limestone seascape.
15: 15 Visiting Sung Sot cave, one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay. The two chambers that form this amazing grotto are decorated with thousands of spectacular stalactite and stalagmite forms.
16: 25 Enjoy kayaking (weather permitted) with guideline around the fishing village then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure. Fresh fruit platter will be served on the sundeck.
17: 45 cruise through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Luon Cave.
18: 00 Cooking demonstration and discover the mystic recipes of the Vietnamese cuisine.
19: 00 Seafood set-dinner on board.
21: 00 Enjoy evening activities - Movie Night, Board Games, Fishing or karaoke program. Overnight on board.

Day 6: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B, L)

A new day has come with beautiful sunrise view from your cabin
07: 30 Have breakfast while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
08: 00 Trip by tender to Ti Top island for swimming or climb up to the top to see the outstanding scenery of the bay.
09: 00 Return to cruise. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor
09: 30 Check out and settle the bill.
11: 00 Set menu lunch is served on board.
12: 00 Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi.
16: 00 Arrive in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi - Hue (B, L)

Free time in the morning before transfer to the airport of Hanoi for noon flight to Hue. Transfer to a local restaurant in the city for lunch before check in. In the afternoon we pay a visit to the Imperial Citadel, constituted from the Real Fortress and the Forbidden City, and the market of Dong Ba. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (B, L)

In morning, 08: 00 we embark on a dragon boat sail along the Huong River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tomb of Khai Dinh Kinh. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon transfer to Hoi An through the famous of Hai Van Pass. Passing Da Nang, the car will stop for the visit to Cham Museum. Cham Museum is the open air collection of Cham sculpture. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

In the morning, you will walk to visit ancient tiny town Hoi An. The visit will includes Japanese covered bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century. In the afternoon, transfer to Da Nang Airport for evening flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

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

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. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon pause to the colonial buildings of Saigon like the Independent Palace, Post 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)

Viet Bamboo Travel's 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 natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 15: 00, the boat will arrival at Vinh Long, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. Then transfer to Can Tho City. Overnight in Can Tho.

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 a breath-taking view on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border with flat rice fields and nice canals, visit caved pagoda. Overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 13: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B)

In morning departure in boat to Phnom Penh going back one of the arms of the Mekong. In the afternoon, visits of the city, in particular of the National Museum, rich art of Khmer, of the Silver Pagoda, inserted in the fencing of the Royal Palace, Preahkeo Morokot & Central Market. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

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

In morning departure by flight to Siem Reap and transfer your hotel in the city. Angkor, luminous understood them of the great reign Khmer, is one of more important testimonies that the human genius knew to create in the field of the limbs, the architecture and the urban planning. Lunch at local restaurant. Then start tour to visit famous temple Angkor Wat with enjoying sunset from top of Bakheng Hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 15: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex (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 Angkor Ruins: Thommanom, chao Say Tevoda, Takeo, Ta Prom, Banteay Kdey and Sras Srang until Sunset. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 16: Siem Reap Departure (B)

After breakfast, transfer to take the Tonle Sap for a cruise on the lake with the visiting to floating village to explore the fish man life. Then visit Chantier Ecole-Artisant d’Angkor. Free time for shopping before departure homes. End of service!
Price per person in $US
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3 - 5 Pax
6 - 9 Pax
10 - 12 Pax
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Trip includes:

  • Private tour (Except joining boat in Halong Bay)
  • Accommodation at specified or similar hotels with daily breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B - breakfast, L - lunch, D - dinner)
  • All transfers and transportation as indicated in program
  • All guided sightseeing fees and entrance fees as per itinerary
  • English or French speaking tour guide at places as indicated in program
  • Boat trip as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class: Luang Prabang - Hanoi; Hanoi - Hue; Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh city; Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
  • Speed boat: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

Trip excludes:

  • Surcharge on Chirstmas Eve and New Year Eve
  • VISA to Vietnam (Please make sure you have 6 months passport validity. We can help for visa on arrival if request)
  • VISA to Laos and Cambodia
  • Personal expenses such as shopping, telephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Other meals and drinks Late check out or early check in at all places (Normally check in at 14: 00 and check out at 12: 00/ surcharge if request)
  • Insurance travel
  • Tips & gratuities
  • All other services are not made on the written form

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