World Heritage Sites of Indochina - 16 Days
A Private Tour visiting Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Hanoi, Halong, Hue, My Son, Hoi An, Saigon, Mytho & Siem Reap
A fantastic journey through three Southeast Asian nations, discover the best of best, explore the treasures of 6 world heritages sites and many intangible heritages. The cuisine, culture and World heritages Discovery of Indochina, a groundbreaking journey featuring superb food and cultural immersion coupled with LV travel.
This Indochina loop is an cultural and heritage adventure encompassing the ancient cultures of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. You will land to Luang Prabang, Laos then fly to Vietnam and end your journey in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival
Welcome to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage City. Situated along the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, this charming city is the spiritual and cultural capital of Laos. Filled with dozens of elaborate temples, French colonial architecture, and friendly locals, this magical town is enjoyed by all. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou (B, L)
>Soak-in the beautiful scenery as you travel aboard the elegant Nava Mekong boat up to the Pak Ou Caves where thousands of golden Buddha are crammed in to limestone caves. Travel back down river to Luang Prabang where you have time to explore more of this quaint town including its famed Royal Palace and majestic temples.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang - Vientiane (B, D)
This morning, head to Ban Xang Khong, where the local villagers specialize in the weaving of silk and cotton and the making natural paper products. Then fly to the country's capital, Vientiane. A city tour will take you from the peaceful Wat Sisaket to the golden stupa of That Luang, Arc de Triomphe, Wat Ho Phra Keo ,the blend of French architecture, tree lined boulevards, and Buddhist temples make Vientiane and unique capital city.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 4: Vientiane - Ha Noi (B)
Start this morning with a visit to Buddha Park, a tranquil park near the Thai border filled with bizarre Hindu and Buddhist sculptures. Continue to COPE, a center working to rid the country of landmines. This afternoon, fly to Vietnam's capital city of Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Ha Noi City tour (B, L)
>This full day tour takes you around Ha Noi 's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilt House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda ,Tran Quoc Pagoda .Continue your trip with the Temple of Literature,Ngoc Son Temple, and one of the city's museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. Also visit the Old Quarter known for its 36 streets and former craft guilds.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Ha Noi - Ha Long (B, L, D)
Today you leave Ha Noi for Ha Long Bay through the Red River Delta. Start cruising on Ha Long Bay, stop at Titop Island for enjoy swimming or relaxing on the beach and climbing to the top of the mountain on the island for fantastic views and photo.
Overnight on cruise.
Day 7: Ha Long - Ha Noi (B, L, D)
We enjoy sunrise and Tai Chi on the sundeck, sailing to the Surprise Cave. Time for relax on the sundeck to enjoy the bay scenery. Cruise back to the pier where our vehicle waiting for transfer to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Note: Cruise itinerary may be changed without prior notice
Day 8: Ha Noi - Flight to Hue (B)
Take a short flight to Hue, you will be transferred to Hue for a tour including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba Market.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 9: Hue City Tour (B, L)
>We board on a private boat for cruising on the romantic Perfume River stop to visit at Thien Mu Pagoda. From here we will cruise further to the ornate Minh Mang's Tomb. We will continue our day by a drive to visit King Khai Dinh's Tomb and King Tu Duc's Tomb who ruled Hue more than 100 years ago, built his tomb when he was still alive and used it for meditation, reading and theater performances.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 10: Hue - My Son - Hoi An (B, L)
>Today you will travel over the Hai Van pass and visit Ruins at My Son Holy Land. My Son is considered to be one of the best-preserved Cham structures in Vietnam. This site is a must-see for those people who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations and is now one of six UNESCO World Heritage sites in Vietnam. Heading to Hoi An for overnight.
Day 11: Hoi An (B, L)
>From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. We enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 12: Hoi An -Sai Gon (B)
Transfer to Da Nang airport for flight to Sai Gon.Visit the Reunification Palace,the Opera House and Hotel de Ville. End of the day with a visit the War Remnants Museum.
Overnight in Sai Gon.
Day 13: Sai Gon - Mekong Delta (B, L)
>Mekong Delta Gateway trip start with with a drive to My Tho, take a boat trip to visit 4 beautiful islets: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. You will discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life.
Overnight in Sai Gon.
Day 14; Sai Gon - Siem Reap (B/-/D)
Today you say goodbye to Vietnam and take flight to Siem Reap for Angkor Wat - another World Heritage site of the trip. Start your visit to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. It is time to visit one of the great wonders of the world, symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, Angkor Wat. Then view wonderful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hills. Tonight you will enjoy dinner with Khmer Apsara Dance Show.
Overnight in Siemreap.
Day 15: Siem Reap - Angkor (B, L)
>We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon , and Neak Poan. Visit Krovan, Royal Bath of Srah Srang and Banteay Kdei Temples.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 16: Siem Reap Departure (B)
Morning you will board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake, the largest fresh water lake in Asia .Enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. Free at your leisure until transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure.
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