Discover Indochina - 16 Days
A Private Tour visiting Hanoi, Halong, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Saigon & Cu Chi
This trip takes us to discover the best of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in just 16 days.
Our journey starts from the colonial Hanoi, Vietnam, we fly to Vientiane , the capital of Laos, Luang Prabang with it famous temples and King Palace on the bank of Mekong River. We fly from Vientiane to Phnom Penh the colonial of the Kingdom of Cambodia where you will discover the Silver Pagoda and the majestic Royal Palace, Khmer art Museum. We take high speed boat to join the ancient capital Seam Reap with the huge Angkor Wat complex of temples, pagodas, ancient walls .that reflect a glory of former Khmer Empire. Saigon, Vietnam is our final destination of this Indochina Tour.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Our guide will pick you up at airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Free at leisure in town. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Ha Noi (B, L)
Today sightseeing tours start to visit the city's landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoon), One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, “Hanoi Hilton” Museum. Continue the city tour to visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son temples surrounded by water and shaded by trees, it’s a delightfully quiet place to rest. Visit Hanoi's Ethnology Museum and its fascinating exhibitions about the diverse hill tribes in Vietnam. Enjoy 1 hour cyclo tours around the Hanoi City's old quarters and Water Pupet Show at Thang Long theatre. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay (B, L)
One day trip to one of the Seven Wonder - Ha Long Bay. We will go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Cruising in the crystalline emerald water of Ha Long Bay, giving us the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site. Followed by swimming and the opportunity to explore some of the limestone caves in the area. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Ha Noi Handicraft Village (B, L)
This excursion from the center of Ha Noi to some of the fascinating handicraft villages dotted the lush countryside surrounding the capital. We leave Hanoi for Van Phuc village which is famous for its silk products; for Bat Trang where we can see firsthand the ancient art of ceramic making at a workshop. Many of the families producing these fine works of art have been doing so for at least 400 year. Continue to visit Dong Ky, the wood carpentry village. The wood carving here is also famous for its meticulously inlaid mother of pearl. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi - Luang Prabang (B)
In the morning, you take flight to Luang Prabang where you will be taken on a brief orientation tour of the spiritual capital of Laos. Climb the 328 steps that lead to the top of Mount Phousi where you will be rewarded with marvelous views of the Mekong and Nam Khan Rivers, the neighboring mountain ranges and the city building. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 6: Luang Prabang - City Tour (B)
Your city tour begins with a visit to the former Royal Palace where you will explore the history of Laos. Continue on foot to Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-reliefs, and Wat Sensoukarahm, which features a beautiful dazzling golden façade. End this morning's tour a Wat Xieng Thong built in 1560 by King Setthathirat.
This afternoon, visit Wat Visoun, the holiest temple of the city, the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Centre, a museum dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of Laos' ethnic minorities. Climb to Wat Chompet for a different view of the city for sunset. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 7: Luang Prabang- Vientiane (B)
Today we fly on Laos Airlines to the capital Vientiane. A short visit Patuxay monument, where you can climb the stairs to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the city. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 8: Vientiane - City Tour (B)
Enjoy a guided tour of Vientiane and discover the hidden charms of the capital. Your tour begins at the serene Wat Sisaket, continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art, the Presidential Palace. Stop at Wat Simuang, the most popular and venerated temple in Vientiane, as it is considered the guardian of the spirit of the city. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 9: Vientiane - Phnom Penh (B)
Today you take flight to Phnom Penh - the Capital of Cambodia. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 10: Phnom Penh Haft day (B)
Morning tour starts to visit Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and the adjacent Silver Pagoda, National Museum. Continue to Tuol Sleng Museum known as security prison 21. Finally, explore the modern day city, visiting one of Phnom Penh’s two great markets, the central market or sprawling Russian Market. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 11: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap & Angkor Wat (B)
Catch a flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Once in Seem Reap, we visit the fascinating ruins of Ta Prohm shrouded undergrowth and the roots of Banyan trees. From here we head for Banteay kdau and the nearby lake of Sras Srang - "the King's bath" In the afternoon start exploring Angkor Thom the South Gate , Bayon with 4 enigmatic giant faces, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Angkor Wat (B)
Following breakfast at hotel, we drive a 45 km from Seam Reap to Pre Rup and The East Mebon, visit Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei. In the afternoon we visit The World Seventh Wonder Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 13: Tonle Sap Lake - Seam Reap - Sai Gon (B)
We enjoy a new day in this ancient land. We have 2 hour boat cruise on Tonle Sap Lake. Afternoon free at your leisure until transfer for departure flight to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon
Day 14: Sai Gon (B, L)
Full day city tour Saigon including the post office and the Cathedral of Notre Dame and pass by the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville) and old Opera House. Visit The Reunification Palace which formerly was Independence palace of the South Vietnamese President. Keep visiting War Remnants Museum, the Thien Hau Pagoda which was built by The Cantonese Congregation. Finally, end up at the centre Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 15: Sai Gon - Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Half day visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnel system stretched over 250km.The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 16: Departure Sai Gon (B)
Tour ends after breakfast; you will be transferred to airport for your onward flight.
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