Cambodia - Laos - Vietnam Trip

14 NIGHTS / 15 DAYS
Holidays in World
INCLUDES
02 Nights Accommodation in Siem Reap
02 Nights Accommodation in LUANG PRABANG
02 Nights Accommodation in Hanoi
01 Nights Accommodation in Halong
02 Nights Accommodation in Hoian
01 Nights Accommodation in Hue
03 Nights Accommodation in Saigon
01 Nights Accommodation in Can Tho
Accommodation with double sharing room
Meals as mentioned in the program
All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
Private transportation by vehicle with A/C
Boat trip as mentioned in the program
Cruise on non-private junk in Halong Bay
Round trip overnight train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi: Private cabin
Bottles of mineral water on tour (02 bottle/pax/day)
Local English speaking guide(s) in each place
(different guide in different places). Station guide on cruise in Halong Bay
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Airfare
Visa Approval Letter to Vietnam and Visa stamping fee at the airport upon arrival
Meals not mentioned (lunches and dinners) in the program
Domestic and international flights and airport tax
Travel insurance
Early check-in and late check-out. Hotel/Room upgrade
Holiday and festive surcharge
Tip, drinks, personal expenses and any services not clearly mentioned in the program

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Day 1: SIEM REAP ARRIVAL @ AFTERNOON FLIGHT

Upon arrival, welcome by tour guide in Siem Reap, transfer to visit West Baray Big Pond, a “baray” is a water reservoir built by the ancient Khmer people. Then turn to Wat Thmei (Killing Field) contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Some of the bones were recovered from a nearby well while others are the remains of soldiers who died on a nearby battlefield. It is time to visit Pre Rup temple for a romantic sunset view. After the short rest we would have welcome dinner with Apsara, the traditional Khmer dance - drama performance, which are not merely dance but also telling a story.

  • Overnight: Siem Reap

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Day 2: ANGKOR EXPLORATION (B)

Breakfast at hotel, explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. Last you will visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty. Giant trees have grown here for centuries. Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. Have funny time at bars and pubs at Angkor night market.

  • Overnight: Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: TONLE SAP – LUANG PRABANG (B)

Flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang via VN 930 at 16.55-18.20

Breakfast at hotel, morning visit Floating Villages, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a ride in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and the largest in Asia. Here you’ll see plenty of examples of the Khmer way of life on the Tonle Sap. Then visit Wat Bo founded in the 18th century, a highly respected pagoda contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are said to be late 19th century. We continue to one of the cities lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale. Last we will visit Puok, the real and original place of the Artisans d’Angkor silk, where you will see the full process of silk producing, from the silk worms munch on the Mulberry leaves to spin their cocoons which used to make silk warp. You of course will see the weaving work and purchase the high quality silk products as a beautiful Cambodia souvenir. Straight to Siemreap airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city or simply relax.

  • Overnight: Luang Prabang
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 4: LUANG PRABANG – HALFDAY CITY TOUR – KUANG SI WATERFALL (B)

Breakfast at the hotel Your half day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. In the afternoon we will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang by early evening.

  • Overnight: Luang Prabang
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 5: LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT RIDE – HANOI (B/L/-) – PRIVATE

Breakfast at the hotel , Today around 8:00 am – 8:30 am: you will be Picked up by our English speaking guide from your hotel lobby. Arrival at the Elephant Village Camp: Welcome greeting by our camp manager and participate in a short briefing about elephants, Ride the Elephant: Enjoy the impressive experience of a 3 km elephant ride on the howdah (elephant seat) or on your elephant’s neck! 2 per elephant. Boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall: Ride in a traditional Lao long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax or swim in the clear water (swim suit recommended!). Lunch: Dine at our Elephant Camp restaurant. Buffet lunch served with coffee / tea and drinking water (vegetarian options are available) Depart: Transfer back to your Hotel in Luang Prabang around 1:00pm. Please note: Elephant ride without How Dah (elephant’s seat) Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Picked up from Noi Bai international airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the center of Hanoi to check-in hotel. At leisure in the rest of the day to get rid of jet lag. Overnight in Hanoi. Night activities suggestion: enjoy local beer at Ta Hien Streets, experience the ambience of sleepless street with life music, the young people of Hanoi and also foreign tourists. Hundred of bars and pubs in the Old Quarter are also at your disposal. Or just simple spend your time at shopping malls or various boutique Shops.

  • Overnight: Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 6: HANOI CITY TOUR (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, Today get ready to explore city, It is your day to visit the Capital of Vietnam today. Let's start from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his simple house-on-stilts and the One-Pillar pagoda near Ba Dinh Square, where the most solumn ceremonies of Hanoi take place. Go on to the Temple of Literature, the very first high school of Vietnam Scholars. In the afternoon, we will have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake), and at Quan Thanh Taoist Temple. Late afternoon we will enjoy a unique fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam.

  • Overnight: Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 7: HANOI – HALONG (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel If you wish to see how the Hanoi people rise and shine in the morning, wake up early and run to a lake close by your hotel, you can join an exciting scene of hundreds of locals, passionately attentive in their morning exercises of Tai Chi quan, jogging, martial arts, classical dance and so on. After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Halong Bay, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO since 1994 and 2006, and check-in our overnight boat. Enjoy a trip on Halong with stops to visit caves or to swim and enjoy the sunset on the sea. Dinner with fresh seafood.

  • Overnight: Cruise
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 8: HALONG – HANOI – DA NANG – HOI AN (B/L)

Flight from Hanoi to Da Nang via VN 175 at 19.10-20.30

Breakfast at the hotel, Today Morning wake up with a taichi-quan or yoga exercises guided by the crew before having breakfast whilst your boat goes on between Halong islets. Return to the Wharf to be back to Noi Bai airport at midday. for your late flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, transferred to your hotel in Hoi An to check in the hotel. Rest of the free at leisure

  • Overnight: Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch

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Day 9: HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN – THANH HA POTTERY VILLAGE (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, Get ready to experience Thanh Ha Pottery Village - Let’s spend our full day visiting the town of Hoi An today. Together with our guide in Hoian, we’ll walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, visit ancient houses and Trading Houses, pagodas and stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where we may find out the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. Continue to visit Thanh Ha pottery village.

  • Overnight: Hoian
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 10: HOI AN – HUE CITY TOUR (B)

After breakfast, on the way from Hoi An to Hue via the magnificent “Ocean Cloudy” Pass today, we can stop to visit the Lang Co Beach and Marble Mt., and contemplate wonderful seascape from the mountaintop halfway thru the Pass. Arrive at our hotel in Hue.
Afternoon, go on to Thien Mu pagoda and visit the Tombs of King Minh Mang – the best-reserved monuments of the Nguyen Emperors since early 19th and early 20th centuries. And then visit Dong Ba bustling market.

  • Overnight: Hue
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 11: HUE CITY TOUR – FLIGHT SAIGON (B)

Flight from Hue to Saigon via VN 1375 at 17.20-18.45

After Breakfast, Proceed to Hue City tour. Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. We will discover the charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum.
Heading straight to the airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel to check in. The rest of day is at leisure.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 12: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS - SAIGON CITY TOUR (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, proceed for the city tour, Morning visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience. Return to Saigon.
Afternoon, we start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Have a walking tour on Nguyen Hue street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). From here, walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods there.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 13: SAIGON – MY THO – CAN THO (B)

After breakfast at the hotel. After that you will be picked up from the hotel and drive heading to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice papered. Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 islands in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the local people through the small canals with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. After that enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area.

  • Overnight: Can Tho
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 14: CAN THO – FLOATING MARKET – HO CHI MINH (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, after that start from Ninh Kieu boat quay, where we cruise along the small and pictures queue canels and stop to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). We stop to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals. Walking through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice/noodle shop, where we observe how it is made. Then transfer back Saigon.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 15: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B)

After breakfast at the hotel, transferred to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight. End of service.
Please note: Hotel check-out time is around 12.00.

  • Meals: Breakfast
HOTELS
Cheathata Suites - Siem Reap
Santi Resort & Spa - Luang Prabang
La Casa Hotel - Hanoi
Gray Line Cruise - Halong
Eldora Hotel - Hue
Hoian Silk Village Hotel - Hoian
Ninh Kieu Can Tho Hotel - Can Tho
Aristo Hotel - Saigon
HOTELS
Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa - Siem Reap
Luang Prabang View Hotel - Luang Prabang
Sheraton Hotel - Hanoi
Pelican Cruise Halong - Halong
Imperial Hotel - Hue
Palm Garden Resort - Hoian
Victoria Can Tho Hotel - Can Tho
Eastin Grand Hotel Saigon - Saigon
Cost Per Person
From 15th July to 31st October 2017
HOTELS USD 2891 (Twin)
USD 806 (Single Supp)
HOTELS USD 3513 (Twin)
USD 1191 (Single)

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