17 DAYS PACKAGE TOUR INDOCHINA PANORAMA
- Tour code: IP-P15
- Duration: 17 DAYS 16 NIGHTS
- Discover Mekong delta where connect 6 different countries, enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea, Southern Vietnamese folk music, view the four beautiful islands,
- Explore Cu Chi tunnel, it has tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas.
- Travel to Hoi an - My Son- the Champa's Kingdom.
- Discover Ha Long Bay (UNESCO World Heritage)
- Travel to Cambodia countries, explore some famous temple
- Explore Angkor Wat the “7th Wonders’,
- Discover Siem reap in Cambodia
- Travel to Laos Countries: visit the city's oldest temple
Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, we will greet you at airport with Welcome signboard and then you will be transfered to hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HANOI – HALONG WORLD HERITAGE - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE
With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s “Bay of Descending Dragons” is a must-see destination for every traveller to Southeast Asia. Stay for 1 night in the bay aboard a Halong Bay cruise to experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.
Wake early to meet your driver at your hotel for transfer to the ports of Halong Bay. Relax on the 3.5 hour journey, ready for 2 days 1 night of exploring ahead. At the port, board your traditional junk boat and set sail through the emerald green waters of Halong Bay. Admire the endless islands and jungle-clad limestone karsts of this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site and sit down to a delicious lunch on the sundeck of the boat.
In the afternoon, head off of the boat to visit vast caves and white sand beaches, hidden among the towering rock formations, and take to the water for a swim or a kayak. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam
In the evening, there is plenty of time to relax on the junk's sundeck, before a sumptuous dinner with your fellow guests.
Day 3: HALONG – HANOI
Take advantage of the cool morning breeze to start your day. Enjoy breakfast while you sail through the majestic peaks.
Then we will hike to visit cave or panoramic sea views
Back on your boat, enjoy lunch then head back to the marina. Spend your last few hours soaking up the scenery before the journey back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at late afternoon,
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: HANOI FREE AT LEISURE – NIGHT TRAIN TO DANANG
You are free at leisure to explore Hanoi by your own expense then we will transfer to Hanoi railway station for night train to Danang.
Overnight on train ( 4 berth shared cabin)
Day 5: DANANG – HOIAN
Arrival in Danang railway station, we will pick up and transfer to Hoian for free at leisure
Overnight in Hoian
Day 6: HOIAN – MY SON SANCTUARY
In the morning, our bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel (in Hoi An ancient town area) depart for My Son Holy land. We will spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Acient buidings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide. My Son is the Holy Land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An.
My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.
12:00 -14:00 : Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river .You will visit a village to see the lifestlye of the local people here. You will have soft lunch on the boat before the boat stop at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional job of the villagers you will be visiting.
The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station and you will be walked back to your hotel.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 7: HOIAN – DANANG - FLY TO HO CHI MINH
You are free a leisure until be transferred to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Our driver will hold welcome signboard with your name on then transfer to hotel in Ho Chi Minh for check in.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 8: CU CHI TUNNEL TOUR
Pick up from your hotel to transfer to the Cu Chi tunnels. The trip to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours by bus. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions during times of war.
Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. You will also see and learn about the many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war.
Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla fighters food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try their aim on the shooting range, firing the same model guns that were used in the war. Return to Saigon
Day 9: FREE AT LEISURE
You are free at leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 10: HO CHI MINH – BUS TO PHNOM PENH
You are free at leisure until we transfer to bus station for day bus to Phnom Penh. Arrival in Phnom Penh, You will be transfer to your selected hotel. (Hotel check in time 2pm.) Relax at the hotel for freshen up. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 11: PHNOM PENH – S21 – RUSSIAN MARKET – BUS TO SIEM REAP
Next, visit Toul Sleng, the Genocide Museum (S 21). We stop at Russian Market for souvenir shopping and lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon transfer to Siem Reap by express bus or van (no tour guide). Arrival Siem Reap pick up by our driver and transfer to your selected hotel. Dinner on own account and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12: FULLDAY ANGKOR COMPLEX – DINNER WITH APSARA SHOW
After breakfast, we begin to visit Angkor Wat the “7th Wonders’ of the World” and the world largest temple with excellent masterpiece of carvings, sculptures and perfect structure. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we visit the impressive South Gate of Angkor Thom.
Then, we visit Bayon, the second main temple of Cambodia after Angkor Wat. After that, we visit Baphoun which is an enormous Hindu mountain temple constructed in early 11th century. Next, we walk along the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.
After that, we explore Ta Prom, another Buddhist temple covered by dense tropical forest where Tomb Raider Movie was filmed. Visit Banteay Kdei, a grand Buddhist temple built inlate 12th century. Sras Srong, 1000 year old man-made lake. We could either visit sunset Pre Rup Temple. Back to town, Buffet dinner with Khmer traditional show at local restaurant and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 13: FLOATING VILLAGE AT TOLE SAP LAKE
After breakfast hotel excursion to Chong Kneas Floating Village, take a ride by traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake to experience the fishermen life. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. Back to town, enjoy duty free shopping international brand products at the T Gallery by DFS. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon free on own leisure. Dinner on own account and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 14: SIEM REAP - LUANG PRABANG CITY TOUR
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang.
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.
After a soft rest, your city tour begins with a visit to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall. If time permits, we will take a short walk around the small streets of city center, watching the life of local people, and visiting the traditional house of Heuan Chan, the Chantal wooden house dating back to 100 years old.
After that, you will visit Royal Palace Museum,which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. Late afternoon, we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.
The welcome dinner will be served at the local restaurant with traditional dance & folk song, the best chance to experience Laos culture
The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 15: CRUISING THE MIGHTY MEKONG TO PAK OU CAVES
Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14thcentury. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.
From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best way to experience the taste of local life
Breakfast at the hotel, we will first visit the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene. After that, we embark on the Nava Mekong cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. The authentic Lao lunch will be served on the leisurely cruise back to Luang Prabang
On arrival back in the city, we visit Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas. From there we stroll around to visit Wat Aham, which was once the residence of Sangkharat, the supreme head of Lao Buddhism. Our last stop today is the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 16: KUANG SI WATERFALL
Begin today’s close-up look at daily Laotian life by heading out for a morning at a community-based living rice farm in the idyllic countryside outside Luang Prabang. Surrounded by mountains and rice paddies, you’ll have an opportunity to experience rural life as a Laotian farmer would, trying your hand at various farm activities – or observing them from a traditional Lao rice house balcony, set amidst rice terraces and an organic vegetable farm. You’ll have time to check out nearby workshops where local bamboo weavers, blacksmiths and sugar cane processors practice their crafts. Then take a tour of the organic garden to learn how natural herbs are used in traditional medicine.
Lunch will be served at the terrace overlooking the rice field
Later on, we drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals
We will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.
On the way back to the town, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 17: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE
You are free to stroll around the town before taking the flight back home.
End of services!
- Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast
- Meals at local restaurant as indicated
- English-speaking local guide in each destination
- Tour activity as mentioned
- Land transfers by air-con vehicle including airports pick up & drop off
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Cruise in Halong bay
- Boat trip in Pak Ou cave & Tolesap
- A bottle of water for guided day tour
- Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia visa
- Night train ticket: Hanoi - Danang
- Domestic flight: Danang – Ho Chi Minh
- International flight
- Express bus: Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
- Compulsory dinner for New Year & Christmas
- Travel insurance
- Late checkout, early check-in
- Drinks, laundry, tips, person
- Other not stated above
|Hotel 3*||1421.25 USD||487.5 USD|
|Hotel 4*||1712.5 USD||775 USD|