This journey is inspired by the many sights, sounds and flavours of Indochina. It takes us through the 3 countries, not only visiting the fantastic sights and attractions, but also getting to know each country and its amazing people. We want to offer you a real slice of Indochina life.
Itinerary at glance:
Just some of the highlights are the World Heritage Sites of Ha Long Bay and old town of Hoi An in Vietnam; the majestic Angkor Temples complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia and the ancient town of Luang Prabang in Laos.
DAY 01: Hanoi Arrival (-/-/-)
Arrival in Hanoi, one of Asia’s most enchanting cities, full of culture and history.Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 02: Hanoi City Tour – Lunch at famous local restaurant (B/L/-)
Today we take a city tour in Hanoi with its interesting sites including HCM Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, House On Stilts and One Pillar Pagoda; the Ethnology Museum. We drive back to city centre for lunch. This is special meal at restaurant of Hanoi famous Chef. In the afternoon we visit to Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam dates back 1070. We then take an E- cap to visit the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Hoan Kiem Lake for photos and enjoy Water Puppet Show before transfering back to hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 03: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel we head out to Halong Bay, on our way there, we visit a typical Northern Vietnamese village. In Halong we board one of our luxury Vietnamese sampans for an overnight boat cruise. Buffet lunch made up of freshly caught fish and seafood. In the afternoon we visit the small floating fishing village of Vung Vieng and end the day with a spectacular set-menu gastronomic dinner.
Overnight on board.
DAY 04: Halong – Hoian (B/Brunch/-)
We start our day with calming Tai Chi or an optional massage on the sundeck. We pass beautiful spots such as Trong, Trinh Nu and the Me Cung Caves, and get a chance to explore the Surprise Cave ourselves before our buffet brunch on board. We arrive back at harbour around noon where our transfer awaits. We continue on to Noi Bai Airport for a short flight to Danang then transfer to Hoian.
Overnight in Hoian.
DAY 05: Hoian Walking Tour – Boat trip (B/-/-)
In the morning we explore Hoian Ancient Town by walking, stops at Chinese traders’ homes, a beautiful 16th century Japanese Bridge and wooden houses now reincarnated as restaurants, cafés, bars and trading places for local artists, craftsmen and tailors. After visiting the town, we will take a boat trip on Hoian waterways. We go through green canals on Thu Bon River.
Overnight in Hoian.
DAY 06: Riding around Hoian countryside (B/-/-)
Head to Cam Nam Island by bike. This small island is formed by Thu Bon River. We then enter a village, on the way we will pass by corn and peanut fields, stop at a shipyard for photos. Take a bridge to visit Thanh Ha- a famous pottery village. The riding is continued with palm forest and a fishing village. Our last stop of the trip is Cua Dai Beach. Enjoy some cold drinks on the beach before riding back to our hotel.
Overnight in Hoian.
DAY 07: Hoian – Saigon – Saigon City Tour (B/-/-)
After an early breakfast at the hotel, we drive to Danang for our short flight to Saigon. In the afternoon we visit its main attractions: Reunification Palace, the HCMC Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Metropole Hotel andThe Caravelle. For dinner we can recommend one of Saigon’s many fine restaurants or can you book you a dinner cruise on one of the luxurious imperial dragon boats of the Bonsai Cruise Company.
Overnight at your hotel in Saigon.
DAY 08: Saigon – Mekong (B/L/D)
Depart from Ho chi Minh city and arrive at Cai Be Town around noon, welcomed at Cai Be harbor and aboard Mekong Emotion or Le Cochinchine Cruise transferred to Mekong Lodge after a scenic boat trip. We check-in our private bungalows. Lunch in a nice River View Restaurant with the special day menu with local specialities. In the afternoon, we will walk to visit a coconut candy home manufactory and handicraft families in near by village. In the late afternoon, we will participate in cooking class and dinner with what you’ve cooked.
Overnight at Mekong Lodge.
DAY 09: Mekong – Saigon – Siem Riep (B/-/-)
Buffet breakfast at the restaurant. Early morning boat trip to visit Cai Be floating Market. Walking or cycling around the island. Visit a fruit orchard, boat transfer to Cai Be Harbor and catch our drive back to Saigon. Transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Riep.
Overnight in Siem Riep.
DAY 10: Angkor Tour (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel, enter the South Gate of Angkor Thom Temple, the Terrace of Elephants and terrace of Leper King. In the afternoon, we visit the famous Angkor Wat. Enjoy watching the superb view of sunset then back to hotel.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 11: Angkor Tour (B/-/-)
Transfer to visit Kbal Spean and reach Banteay Srey, one of the most unusual temples of Angkor, Cambodia. En route, visit Banteay Samre, Ta Prohm Temple and Banteay Kdei.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 12: Siem Riep – Luang Prabang (B/-/-)
Fly to Luang Prabang. Late afternoon, go up to Phousi Mountain for nice view of town and river. Later that evening we explore the Luang Prabang Night Market.
Overnight at Luang Prabang hotel.
DAY 13: Luang Prabang – City Tour & Home – hosted Lunch (B/L/-)
Today we explore Luang Prabang by bicycle, a fun and eco-friendly way of exploring the town. We visit Wat Visun, Wat Aham, beautiful Wat Xieng Thong, and the Luang Prabang Ethnology Centre. Then head out to Phone Say Village by car.
After a short visit to workshop we enjoy a home-hosted lunch cooked by her younger sister Mrs. Bounkhong who teaches cooking at a college in Luang Prabang. Lunch on a hand-made bamboo terrace by the Mekong River, another memorable experience and a taste of real Lao traditions. After lunch, we take a boat trip to visit Pak Ou Cave and enjoy sunset on river.
Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
DAY 14: Luang Prabang Departure (-/-/D)
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- 13 Nights’ Shared Accommodation in double/ twin room with daily breakfast (check in and check out around noontime)
- All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on group size)
- Local English speaking guide
- All entrance fees as program
- Meals: (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program
- Drinking water (02 bottles per person per day on bus)
- Airfares (international and domestic)
- Airport taxes
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
- Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
- Visa to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos
- Travel insurance in all kinds
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping…)
- Optional excursions and activities
- Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation