- Discover Luang Prabang, Join the most sacred tradition of Laos, experience a taste of the local life, visit the city's oldest
- Discover Ha Long World Heritage, visit cave, cruise to experience all that this magical landscape, take to the water for a swim or a kayak.
- Explore Hoi An ancient town, visit My Son sanctuary - the Champa's kingdom, taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river, visit a village to see the lifestyle of the local people here
- Discover Mekong Delta - connect six different countries
- Explore Cu Chi tunnel, explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas
- Traveling to Cambodia, explore visit Angkor Wat the “7th Wonder of the World & the impressive South Gate of Angkor Thom
Day 1: LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR
On arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by one of our staff with a ‘Welcome” signboard 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 the city center, watching the life of local people, and visiting the traditional house of Heuan Chan, the Chantal wooden house dating back 100 years. After that, you will visit the 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 Lao 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, from the surrounding areas of Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 2: 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, fish, or chicken. This is the best way to experience a taste of the local life.
First, enjoy breakfast at the hotel, then we will 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 Laos 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 3: KUANG SI WATERFALL
Begin today’s close-up look at daily Laotian life by heading out for a morning at a community-based 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 on the terrace, overlooking the rice fields.
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, and also offer free tours every half-hour.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: LUANG PRABANG – FLY TO HANOI
You are free to stroll around the town before taking the flight to Hanoi.
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, where we will greet you at airport with a ‘Welcome’ signboard, and then you will be transferred 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 5: 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 4 hour journey, with one short toilet and snack break along the way. 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 in the dining room 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 boat's sundeck, before a sumptuous dinner with your fellow guests.
Day 6: HALONG – HANOI
Take advantage of the cool morning breeze to start your day with an organized Tai Chi class. Enjoy a light breakfast, while you sail through the majestic island peaks.
Then we will hike to visit cave with panoramic sea views
Back on your boat, enjoy a brunch buffet, then head back to the marina. Spend your last few hours soaking up the scenery before the journey back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi late afternoon
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 7: HANOI FREE AT LEISURE – NIGHT TRAIN TO DANANG
Will have the early evening to get some food and regather all your belongings, then we will transfer to Hanoi railway station for night train to Da Nang.
Overnight on train ( 4 berth shared cabin)
Day 8: DA NANG – HOI AN
Arrival in Da Nang railway station, we will pick up and transfer to Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: HOI AN – 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 the Acient buidings 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 lifestyle of the local people here. You will have a light 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 Hoi An
Day 10: HOI AN – DA NANG - FLY TO HO CHI MINH
You are free a leisure until be transferred to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Our driver will be waiting for your arrival with a ‘Welcome’ signboard, with your name on, then they will transfer to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh for check in.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 11: EXPLORE FULLDAY MEKONG DELTA
Over 60 million people depend on the Mekong Delta as their primary source of income or sustenance and it connects 6 different countries. We will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city then transfer to My Tho which is 2.5 hours away by car.
On arrival at My Tho, after visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal. Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to view the four beautiful islands known as the Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.Visit the coconut candy mill, and take a boat trip along the small canal on a hand-rowed sampan boat, under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals.
Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant and afterwards enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.
Meet at the bus and return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 12: CU CHI TUNNEL TOUR
Pick up from your hotel for 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 a 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, you may buy bullets, and get to fire the same model guns that were used in the war. Return to Saigon.
Day 13: HO CHI MINH – FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP
You are free at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your international flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at the Siem Reap airport, you will be transferred to your selected hotel. Relax at the hotelto freshen up and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at your own leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 14: FULLDAY ANGKOR TEMPLE – DINNER WITH APSARA SHOW
After breakfast, we begin to visit Angkor Wat the “7th Wonder of the World” and the world largest religious complex with excellent masterpiece 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 temple, another Buddhist temple covered by dense tropical forest where the Tomb Raider Movie was filmed. Visit Banteay Kdei , a grand Buddhist temple built in late 12th century. Sras Srong, 1000 year old man-made lake. We can also visit sunset at Pre Rup Temple. Back in town after the sun has set, there will be a buffet dinner awaiting, with Khmer traditional Aspara show at local restaurant.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 15: KULEN MOUNTAIN – 1000 LINGAS
After breakfast at the hotel, we start our excursion to Phnom Kulen or the "Lychee Mountain", now is declared as a National Park. It is an isolated mountain massif, located in Svay Leu District, approximately 48km from Siem Reap.
Its highest point is 487 meters. The site includes a pagoda with a Reclining Buddha, it is known for its carvings representing fertility, and its waters hold special significance to the people of Cambodia. Just a few inches under the surface of the water, over 1000 carvings of Lingas are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy, given the sacred carvings which also include a stone representation of the Hindu god Vishnu, lying on his serpent Ananta, with his wife Lakshmi at his feet.
A lotus flower protrudes from Vishnu’s navel, bearing the god Brahma. The river then ends with a beautiful waterfall. Picnic lunch will be provided on the mountain. Back in town, enjoy duty free shopping for international brand products at the T Gallery by DFS, you will be transfer to your hotel for some relaxation and enjoy own program. Dinner on your own account and overnight in Siem Reap
Day 16: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight 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 Mekong delta & Pak Ou cave
- A bottle of water for guided day tour
- Vietnam & Cambodia & Laos visa
- Domestic & International flight
- Night train Hanoi - Danang
- Compulsory dinner for New Year & Christmas
- Travel insurance
- Late checkout, early check-in
- Drinks, laundry, tips
- Other not stated above