Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Trip

12 NIGHTS / 13 DAYS
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INCLUDES
02 Night Accommodation in Hanoi
02 Night Accommodation in Hue
02 Night Accommodation in Hoian
02 Night Accommodation in Siam Reap
03 Night Accommodation in Luang Prabang
01 Night Cruise
All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
Transportation by vehicle with A/C
Cruise on Non-private junk in Ha Long bay
Waters during tour days
Local English speaking guide(s) in each region.
Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner.
DOES NOT INCLUDE
Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Visa arrangement (if any) and stamp fee
Domestic and international flight
Travel insurance
Early check-in and late check-out, Hotel/Room upgrade (Upon request)
Festivity surcharge & festivity compulsory service by hotel(s) if any
Detour(s)
Tips, drinks, personal expenses and others
Service not mentioned above.

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Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL – HALF DAY CITY TOUR

Welcome to Vietnam! Picked up from Noi Bai international airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the center of Hanoi to check-in hotel. 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 and Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Overnight in Hanoi.

Please note: Standard check in time is 14:00. Early check in is subject to availability with surcharge from the hotel

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

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Day 2: HANOI CITY TOUR – DUONG LAM ANCIENT VILLAGE (B/-/-)

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 take time to visit Duong Lam Ancient village - about 65 km from Hanoi, “the hometown of two kings”. The Village has a history of about 1,200 years and is well-known for its surviving laterite brick houses, built three to four centuries ago. Visit Mia Pagoda (built in 15th century) and admire 287 statues of all sizes. Then take a walk on the village path to visit Mong Phu Temple (dedicated to national heroes) King Ngo Quyen Temple and King Phung Hung Temple. Visit the ancient houses producing local specialties, such as soft green-lentil cake and rice cake filled with brown onion (depending on the season). Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Please note: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum closed on Monday and Friday, from September to December for annual maintenance.

  • Overnight: Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: HANOI – HALONG – OVERNIGHT CRUISE (B/L/D)

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 onboard.

Please note: the program may be little varied upon the cruise you choose. Kayak inclusion is subjected to each cruise program.

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

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Day 4: HALONG – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (B/L/-)

Flight from Hanoi to Hue via VN 1547 at 19.25-20.35
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 Hue.

Upon arrival, transferred to your hotel in Hue to check in and overnight.

  • Overnight: Hue
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 5: HUE CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

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 and Dong Ba bustling market. 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. Overnight in Hue.

  • Overnight: Hue
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 6: HUE – HOIAN – ANCIENT TOWN (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, on the way from Hue to Hoi An 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 Hoi An. In the afternoon, 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.

  • Overnight: Hoian
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 7: HOIAN – TRA QUE VILLAGE – COOKING CLASS – AT LEISURE (B/L/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Depart from your hotel and ride bicycle in 30 minutes to Tra Que herb village. Take a short stroll around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. Then join gardening activities in preparing the land, fertilizing with seaweed, raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables... Enjoy foot soak before getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Join cooking with ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, ‘Banh xeo’ - a local pancake of people in Viet Nam middle region ... After your morning excursions and lunch, you learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Bid farewell to your host family before riding back to your hotel. The rest of day, at leisure for your self-exploration of the town.

  • Overnight: Hoian
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 8: HOIAN – DA NANG – SIEM REAP (B/-/-)

Flight from Da Nang to Siem Reap via at VN 825 18:00 - 19:20
After breakfast, at leisure till heading straight to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, welcome by tour guide in Siem Reap, transfer to check in hotel, free leisure on own arrangement. Overnight in Siem Reap.

  • Overnight: Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 9: ANGKOR EXPLORATION (B/-/D)

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. 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 in Siem Reap!

  • Overnight: Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

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Day 10: 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 city’s 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 in Luang Prabang

  • Overnight: Luang Prabang
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 11: LUANG PRABANG – CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

It is worth a visit to the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a collection of artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. Today we explore some of the major sights in this faboulous city, including the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and Wat Mai. We also visit these sights as well as the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, its exterior architecture is remarkable with decorated guilded stuccoes and doorways, a “tree of life” mosaic pattern set in coloured glass on the back wall and its three tiered roofs sweeping low to the ground representing classical Laotian architecture. A visit to Luang Prabang would be incomplete without ascending 329 steps to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa and to enjoy a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

  • Overnight: Luang Prabang
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 12: LUANG PRABANG – KUANGSI WATER FALL– FREE (B/-/-)

Today we visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si 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. Free at leisure

  • Overnight: Luang Prabang
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 13: LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel, Free time until transfer out to the airport.

Please note: Standard check out time is 12:00.

  • Meals: Breakfast
HOTELS
La Casa Hotel - Hanoi
Gray Line Cruise - Halong
Eldora Hotel - Hue
Hoian Silk Village Hotel - Hoian
Cheathata Suites - Siem Reap
Santi Resort & Spa - Luang Prabang
HOTELS
Sheraton Hotel - Hanoi
Pelican Cruise Hotel - Halong
Indochine Place Hotel - Hue
Palm Garden Resort - Hoian
Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa - Siem Reap
Luang Prabang View Hotel - Luang Prabang
Cost Per Person
From Jul 1st, 2017 to April 30th, 2018
(Except for 24th December 2017 – 4th January 2018 & 15th – 22nd February 2018)
HOTELS USD 2199 (Twin)
USD 878 (Single)
HOTELS USD 2699 (Twin)
USD 1326 (Single)

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