• CAMBODIA - LAOS - VIETNAM

Tour Highlights

14 nights stay in Elegant hotels with modern facilities

Three lunches and a dinner and daily Lavish Buffet Breakfast at hotels

Cruise at Ha Long bay

Visit to Khouangsi Waterfalls

City tour with having an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit

3 km elephant ride

Ride in traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap

Enjoy the horse-cart trip

Itinerary Cambodia - Laos - Vietnam

Day 01 - Siem Reap Arrival By Afternoon Flight

Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, our airport representative will welcome and meet you and later you will be transferred to visit West Baray Big Pond, which is a water reservoir built by the ancient Khmer people. Then turn to Wat Thmei (Killing Field) which 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
Meals: Dinner

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

Day 02 - Angkor Exploration

After breakfast at hotel, start tour with South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km 2 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. Later you will visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty.

Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, founded by 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

Day 03 - Tonle Sap - Luang Prabang

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

After breakfast at hotel, check out and 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 which contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are said to be of 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. Later transfer to Siem Reap airport for your flight to Luang Prabang.

On arrival, meet and greet by our representative and later transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore the city or simply relax.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 - Luang Prabang - Halfday City Tour - Kuang Si Waterfall

Breakfast at hotel. Later 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

Day 5 - Luang Prabang - Elephant Ride - Hanoi

After early breakfast, guide will take you to Elephant Village Camp, where camp manager will welcome and greet you and give a short briefing about elephants. Later enjoy the impressive experience of a 3 km elephant ride on the howdah (elephant seat) or on your elephant’s neck! 2 per elephant. Ahead on tour, ride in a traditional Lao long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax or swim in the clear water (swim suit recommended!). Dine at our Elephant Camp restaurant where buffet lunch is served with coffee / tea and drinking water (vegetarian options are available). Later transfer back to 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.

Upon arrival, meet and greet at Noi Bai international airport. Later it takes us 35 minutes driving to the center of Hanoi to check-in at hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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.

Day 6 - Hanoi City Tour

Breakfast at hotel. It is your day to visit the Capital of Vietnam today. Start your tour 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

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

Day 7 - Hanoi - Halong

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, head to Halong Bay, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO since 1994 and 2006, and check-in at 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: Boat
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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

Day 8 - Halong - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An

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

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, meet and greet and later transfer to your hotel in Hoi An.

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 - Hoi An Ancient Town - Thanh Ha Pottery Village

Breakfast at hotel. Full day sightseeing of town, Hoi An. 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

Day 10 - Hoi An - Hue City Tour

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 through 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

Day 11 - Hue City Tour - Flight To Saigon

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

Breakfast at hotel. Hue is being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, it 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.

Transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, meet and greet and later transfer to hotel. The rest of day is at leisure.

Overnight: Saigon
Meals: Breakfast

Day 12 - Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Saigon City Tour

After breakfast at hotel, 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, walk 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

Day 13 - Saigon - My Tho - Can Tho

After breakfast at hotel, 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 cannels 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

Day 14 - Can Tho - Floating Market - Ho Chi Minh

Start from Ninh Kieu boat quay, where we cruise along the small and picturesque 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

Day 15 - Saigon Departure

After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

Please note: Hotel check-out time is around 12.00.

Where you'll Stay

City

Nights

Hotels

Siem Reap 2 Cheathata Suites
Luang Prabang 2 Santi Resort & Spa
Hanoi 2 La Casa Hotel
Halong 1 Gray Line Cruise
Hue 1 Eldora Hotel
Hoian 2 Hoian Silk Village Hotel
Can Tho 1 Ninh Kieu Can Tho Hotel
Saigon 3 Aristo Hotel

Dates & Rates

2018 - Dates & Rates


(All prices are per person in USD.)

Month
Dates
Twin/Double/ Sharing
Single Supplement
June 2018 23 $2847 $1053
July 2018 28 $2847 $1053
August 2018 25 $2847 $1053
September 2018 22 $2847 $1053
October 2018 27 $2847 $1053
November 2018 24 $2847 $1053
December 2018 22 $2847 $1053

2019 - Dates & Rates


(All prices are per person in USD.)

Month
Dates
Twin/Double/Triple Sharing
Single Supplement
January 2019 26 $2847 $1053
February 2019 23 $2847 $1053
March 2019 23 $2847 $1053
April 2019 27 $2847 $1053
May 2019 25 $2703 $886
June 2019 22 $2703 $886
July 2019 27 $2703 $886
August 2019 24 $2703 $886
September 2019 28 $2703 $886

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