Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival (D)
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 delightful places to visit in Laos .
After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine
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. 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
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
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)
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 enjoy Quan Ho folk
songs (duo of love songs) performed by local artists and singers. Overnight
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 the
Forbidden 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 of Ming 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 Museum where display an open air collection of Cham
sculpture. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
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
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 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)
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)
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 flight off.
Private tour. (This is the sample tour, you may go with all details above
or we can modify to fix your way of travel)
Travel along the Mekong River, an relax way to discover the beatiful of
Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos
cost per person:
210 US$ for Vietnam domestic flight (Hanoi - Hue & Da Nang - Ho Chi
275 US$ for Indochina flight (Luang Prabang-Hanoi, Phnom Penh - Siem
cost per person (in USD):
|Size of Group
||3 - 4 pax
||5 - 6 pax
||7 - 9 pax
||10 - 14 pax
01 Jan - 30 Apr & 01 Oct - 31
01 May 2012 - 30 Sep 2012
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|Luang Prabang hotels
Maison Souvannaphoum (5*)
La Residence Phouvao
|| May De Ville Old Quarter (3*)
|| Intercontinental (5*)
|| Sofitel Metropole (5*+)
|| Bai Tho deluxe junk
|| Bhaya cruise
|| Jasmine/Ginger cruise
|| La Residence (del room) (4*)
|Hoi An Hotels
Vinh Hung 2
Life Hoi An
|| Victoria Hoi An (del room) (4*)
|Ho Chi Minh
|| Sapphire (3*)
|| Majestic (5*)
|| Intercontinental Asiana (5*)
Phnom Penh Hotel - SUP
Inter-Continental Hotel - DLX
Inter-Continental Hotel - DLX
|| Royal Empire (3*)
Angkor Miracle Hotel
Resort & Spa
|| Le Meredien (5*)
accommodation as specific or similar with breakfast
car/mini van with A/C
in Mekong - Lao, Ha Long, Hue, Mekong - Vietnam, Mekong - Cambodia
French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
per program ( L = lunch, D = dinner)
International flight and all airport taxes
expenses & Tips
Drinks, and other meals not clearly mentioned
Public Holidays surcharges
Lao Visa -
apply and issue at airport with cost 35$/pax
Visa - this can be done with our Visa service
Visa - apply and issue at airport with cost 20$/pax