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Far Eastern Discovery (22 days,21 nights)

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Angkor Wat 4 days tourDay 1: SIEMREAP ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Free. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap. Dinner at local restaurant & accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap.
Tour guide: English Speaking guide
Meals: Dinner

Angkor Wat 4 days tourDay 2: SIEMREAP
The sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with colums, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Tour guide: English Speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Angkor Wat 4 days tourDay 3: SIEMREAP
Breakfast at hotel. The jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. Afternoon, drive to Choueng Kneas village, where you will take the boat to visit the way of life Cambodian poor people along with schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more floating on the great lake of Tonle sap. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Tour guide: English Speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Angkor Wat 4 days tourDay 4: SIEMREAP / PHNOM PENH
Breakfast at hotel, Heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. This afternoon, you will be transfer to Phnom Penh via a short flight. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel check in. The same afternoon in Phnom Penh, we will visit Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh’s name sake and we will take one hour cruise before the sunset. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Tour guide: English Speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: PHNOM PENH / HO CHI MINH CITY
Breakfast at the hotel – we will start our visit to the Royal Palace. The Palace was opened in 1870 under King Norodom, and now contains the Royal Residence, the Throne Hall, the Silver Pagoda, and other buildings. The Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) is one of the city’s most visited sites and offers a display of priceless Buddhist and historical objects. The Pagoda draws its name with more than 5,000 silver tiles, which cover a floor in the temple. The building serves less as a functioning shrine, no monks currently reside here, than a repository of cultural treasures such as the famous Emerald Buddha and many other valuable statues. We will then visit to Toul Sleng museum (S-21) and the killing field of Choueng Ek, which is about 35kim away from the city. Transfer out to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. You are welcome and transfer to hotel. Overnight in HCMC.
Tour guide: English Speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast

Ho Chi Minh City Tour Day 6: HCMC / CU CHI TUNNELS
Morning explore the complicated network of underground tunnels in Cu Chi, which were used by the V.C and guerilla fighters during Vietnam war. Back to city centre and enjoy half-day orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City including The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Hall, War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in HCMC.
Tour guide: English Speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Floating Market Mekong Delta VietnamDay 7: HCMC / MEKONG DELTA
Discover the lush beauty of the Mekong Delta as you wind your way down narrow canals on a sampan that glides along fruit orchards, paddy fields and sleepy villages; visit a floating market, where vendors display the delta’s bounty of fruits and vegetables on their boats. However, busy selling and buying, they will never forget to throw you happy smiles and wave at you. Overnight in Can Tho.
Tour guide: English Speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Phu Quoc Island beachDay 8: MEKONG DELTA / PHU QUOC ISLAND
Transfer to Can Tho airport for a short flight to Phu Quoc Island. Shuttle bus of hotel will pick you up at airport, check in and overnight in Phu Quoc.
Tour guide: None
Meals: Breakfast

Phu Quoc Island beachDay 9: PHU QUOC ISLAND
Free for your own leisure to explore the emerald beach.
Tour guide: None
Meals: Breakfast

Phu Quoc Island beachDay 10: PHU QUOC ISLAND
Free for your own leisure.
Tour guide: None
Meals: Breakfast

Hoi An Walking tourDay 11: PHU QUOC / HCMC/ DANANG / HOI AN
Today transfer to airport for flight to HCMC, then connecting flight to DaNang. You are welcome by our driver and transfer to Hoi An – the old port town with rich culture. Overnight in Hoi An.
Tour guide: None
Meals: Breakfast

Hoi An Walking tourDay 12: HOI AN
A half day wandering through the picturesque streets of this 16th century trading port, where the buildings remind us of its Chinese, Japanese, French and Vietnamese architectural styles; Visit the Chinese Embassy Halls, Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda & Tan Ky House. Afternoon will be free time to for shopping or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.
Tour guide: English Speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast

Cruise on Perfume River HueDay 13: HOI AN – HUE
After a rewarding drive through the scenic Ocean Clouds Mountain Pass (Hai Van pass) with a stop in Cham Museum and Marble in Danang, you will arrive to Hue – the ancient city. Check in hotel and leisure time. Afternoon visit the Citadel. Royal dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Hue.
Tour guide: English Speaking guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Cruise on Perfume River HueDay 14: HUE CITY
Embark the cruise on the Huong River, stop at Dong Ba Market and buy necessary food for a cooking class with our chef. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda – the symbol of Hue City and back to the boat for a scenic cruise to Thuy Bieu village. Arrive on Thuy Bieu and visit the garden house, ancient ancestral temples, an incense making family to discover the daily life of local people. Come back to Thuy Bieu restaurant for a cooking class where you will prepare lunch by yourself. After lunch, relax with a short herbal foot bath and massage. The rest of the day visit Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Tombs. Back to hotel and overnight in Hue.
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15: HUE – HANOI
Goodbye to Hue and take a flight to Hanoi. Welcome by local driver take you to your hotel. Have restful night in Hanoi.
Tour guide: None
Meals: Breakfast

Day 16: HANOI CITY
The full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century; learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda. the Visit the famous Ethnology Museum. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, The guild streets were named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays; and then join in a unique water puppet show that features the Viet folklores and culture. Overnight in Hanoi.
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17: HANOI / HALONG
At 08:00, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay and board a boat, enjoying lunch as sail through bay. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you will enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner onshore. Afterwards, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the evening.
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 18: HALONG / HANOI
You will the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. You will then have free time to enjoy the Hanoi nightlife and staying overnight. Overnight in Hanoi.
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Morning Alms Tour Luang PrabangDay 19: HANOI / LUANG PRABANG
Enjoy the morning in Hanoi before transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Pick up and transfer to hotel. You will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai; then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we visit the Night Market, where you can browse through a lovely selection of handmade textiles. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 20: LUANG PRABANG / PAK OU – KHOUANGSI WATERFALL
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving to saffron-clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in colored glass. You will then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside to Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. The cruise also includes stops at a few villages during the day, including Ban Xanghai where local rice wine is made.
After lunch, continue our excursion towards Khouangsi Waterfall, once at the falls you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. Return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xang Khong, a village well known for silk hand weaving and making traditional Saa Paper. Enjoy sunset at Wat Phabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 21: LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT RIDING AND EASY TREKKING
Elephant and easy hiking tour to Khmu village
(Walking time total 3 hours, in dry season Tad Sae waterfall is not flowing)
After arriving at the Lao Spirit Resort you will get to see the protected elephants at the “Elephant Park Project” along the Nam Khan riverbanks. Enjoy a 1 hr. elephant ride and then take a short and easy hiking tour in the Fair Trek project area where villages profit directly from your visit. Depending on available time, your Lao style lunch will be served at Ban Houay Fai and return to the Tad Sae waterfall, taking a boat ride back to the Resort. Return to Luang Prabang by car. Overnight in Luang Prabang .
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 22: Luang Prabang Departure
Start our last day with a visit to The National Museum (closed Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. You also will see the Central Market. After visiting these sights in the morning, there will be free time to venture into town and stroll around the shopping areas. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure.
Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast

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*Notes: From March 2013, Hue airport closes for renovation for 6-8 months so  taking airplane there is not available, instead you can go by night train. Or if you want another alternative plan, please contact us.

Cities Hotel Category
Superior (3*) Deluxe (4*) Luxury (5*)
Hanoi Celia Hanoi Pearl Hotel De L’Opera
Halong Bay Image Dragon Pearl Indochina Sails
Sapa Bamboo Sapa Chau Long Victoria Sapa Resort
Hue Moonlight Saigon Morin Imperial
Hoi An Vinh Hung Emerald Vinh Hung Resort Palm Garden
Ho Chi Minh Sannouva Grand Silverland Rex
Can Tho Kim Tho Nam Bo Boutique Victoria Can Tho
Phu Quoc Seastar Resort Eden Resort La Veranda
Phnom Penh King Grand Sunway Sofitel
Siemreap Casa Angkor Prince Angkor Victoria
Luang Prabang My Dream Resort Villa Santi Maison Souvannaphoum

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Tour price includes:
• All private transfer and transportation
• Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
• Experienced local English speaking guide (we do not use tour guide on airport transfers)
• Flights Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia as per itinerary
• Boat trips as itinerary
• Meals as indicated
• All sightseeing tickets
• Water and tissues on coach
• Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa.
• Services charges and government tax
Tour price excludes:
• International flights to Vietnam and From Luang Prabang
• Departures taxes
• Beverage
• Travel insurance
• Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
• Vietnam visa stamping fees, Laos & Cambodia visa
• Others not mentioned above

Note:
Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm
There is no reservation made yet. This is a quotation only.
Our sales staff will reconfirm all reserved booking after you agree on the final itinerary.

Category Price per preson/ valid from 1 Jan, 2014  – 31 Dec, 2014
2 3-4 5-6 7-8 SRS
Superior  $3,235  $2,998  $2,852  $2,709  $665
Deluxe  $3,789  $3,552  $3,405  $3,263  $1,208
Luxury  $4,814  $4,579  $4,365  $4,293  $2,228

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