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Indochina Cultural Highlights 15 Days

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang

Overview

This 15-day trip covers all treasures of the “Indochinese Peninsula”. From The Northern Vietnam with Hanoi Capital of Vietnam with enthralling history and New Seven World Wonder – Halong, travel south to famous City of Citadel – Hue and Ancient Town – Hoi An; and then flying onto Siem Reap to witness the overwhelming collection of temples in Angkor Complex before finishing your 02 weeks travel by an adventure-filled trek to a waterfall in the jungle, easy cycling and boat trip in Luang Prabang. 

Hightlights

  • Charming Hanoi capital with 1,000 years history
  • Stunning Halong with a luxury overnight cruise
  • Experience the daily life of the citizens living in the rural area in Northern Vietnam
  • Visiting Hue – City of Ancient Citadel with Imperial Purple City, Royal Tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda and monastery
  • Immerse yourself with charms and lures of UNESCO towns – Luang Prabang and Hoi An
  • Discover magnificent and enigmatic Angkor Complex, and many sculptured stone temples.
  • Enjoy mind-blowingly beautiful Kuang Sy waterfall and take a dip in tiered pools of turquoise blue water
  • Cycling off the beaten tracks to see local daily life and the small alleys in Ancient Town of Luang Prabang
  • Cruise on Mekong River slowly to immerse into nature and water. 

Itinerary

Please check the full itinerary and photograph of this Indochina tour for your reference. If you have any query, please do not hesitate to contact us.

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Vietnam! You will be greeted by our tour guide upon arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, which celebrated its 1000 year anniversary in 2010. With its emphasis on the arts and learning, local law stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature.

Check-in your hotel then you’ll have a restful overnight in Hanoi.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: NA

Day 1 Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG BAY

After breakfast, you will leave Hanoi for Halong Bay and board a boat, enjoying lunch while cruising through the 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. Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the night.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide on board

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Halong bay

DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air, and a breeze to welcoming the new day. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. The boat arrives at the harbor by 11.30 am and your driver is waiting to take you back to Hanoi. Over-night in Hanoi 

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide on board

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

HALONG BAY

DAY 4: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR – AIRPORT – FLIGHT TO HUE

After your breakfast at hotel, you do check-out and meet our tour-guide for a full day 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 a 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. 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 are named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays.

After the tour, get to the airport for your late flight to Hue. You are welcome by our local driver in Hue and transfer to hotel. Check-in hotel and some leisure time

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


DAY 5: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR

Breakfast in hotel and meet up with our local guide again to start a day exploring the charms of the Citadel in this former Imperial City with many well-preserved royal monuments in Hue. Board a dragon boat to cruise along the Huong River. Stop at Thien Mu Pagoda to pay your tribute to the most ancient Buddhist symbol of Hue. After lunch in a local restaurant, we continue to visit the famous Tu Duc’s tomb and the bustling but charming Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

hue - tu duc tomb

DAY 6: HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN

Follow by the ancient citadel is an ancient town – Hoi An. After a rewarding drive through the scenic Ocean Clouds Mountain Pass (Hai Van pass) with a stop in Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Da Nang, you will arrive at the well-known Hoi An ancient town. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant then check in hotel and leisure time. In the afternoon, we take a walking tour into the Old Quarter to visit the Chinese Embassy Halls, Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda & Tan Ky House. Early evening will be free time for shopping or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Hoi an ancient town
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DAY 7: HOI AN FULL FREE DAY

Today is your free leisure day in Hoi An.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast


DAY 8: HOI AN HALF FREE DAY – DA NANG AIRPORT – FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP

After a late breakfast, you are free for last-minute shopping or wait until transfer time to airport for your departure flight from Danang Airport to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be picked up by our local driver and tour guide. Then, we head to the central town for your hotel. The rest of the day is your free time. Over-night in Siem Reap

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meals: Breakfast

siem reap - angkor wat

DAY 9: SIEM REAP – ROLOUS – TA PROHM – DINNER WITH APSARA DANCING SHOW

This morning after breakfast, get your first close glimpse of Angkor today at the early temples of the Roluos Group – dated from 8th and 9th centuries and consists of three main temples Bakong, Lolei and PreahKo. Here you will also experience the local tradition Blessing ceremony for health and peace. In the afternoon, visit Ta Prohm, built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm has made Cambodia more famous after the movie Tomb Raider with huge trees grow over the temples creating an incredible scene. Continue to visit Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, and Pre Rup. In the evening, you will have a chance to enjoy an Apsara dancing dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Show

apsara

DAY 10: SIEM REAP – BENG MEALEA – TONLE SAP LAKE

Visit the quiet temple Beng Mealea – 65 km from Siem Reap. Feel like an explorer when you discover the completely overgrown temple. Picnic lunch on the way. In the afternoon, embark the boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake – the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, covering 250,000 hectares in the dry season. In the monsoon season, Mekong river force the Tonle Sap River reverse its flow northwards back to the lake, spreading over the surrounding flood plain. You will visit Kompong Phluck, passing floating houses and impressive flooded forests and have a glimpse of local’s lives on the water. (From March to June, this route will be replaced by visiting the Chnong Kneas floating village due to dry season). Overnight in Siem Reap.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Tonle Sap lake

DAY 11: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM – ANGKOR WAT – SIEM REAP

Today you will visit to 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. Have lunch at Selantra Restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple – built during the 12th century and the symbol of Cambodia. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch


DAY 12: SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SREI – FLIGHT TO LUANG PRABANG

This morning, you will visit the beautiful temple of Banteay Srei. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” remains the best-preserved temple in Cambodia. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art as this small. Back to your hotel for check-out and then drive to Airport for your afternoon flight to Luang Prabang. 

Arrive in Luang Prabang, welcome by our driver, transfer to the hotel. Free time at your own leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide

Meal: Breakfast

Banteay Srei

DAY 13: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVE – KUANG SI WATERFALL

After breakfast, you will embark on a cruise up the Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves. Locally referred to as Tam Ting, these two caves are carved out of towering limestone cliffs and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. Lunch is served in a local restaurant. Afternoon, you will be driven through Luang Prabang countryside to Kuang Si Waterfalls (32km southwest of the city). Upon reaching Kuang Si Waterfall, relax and enjoy the beautiful natural surroundings. Visit the bear sanctuary which is next to the falls, run by Free The Bears Fund Inc. Back in town, climb up to the top of Mount Phousi and enjoy the sunset over the town. Overnight is in Luang Prabang.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Luang Prabang

DAY 14: LUANG PRABANG CYCLING TRIP

You will be picked up at your hotel in  Luang Prabang at 9:00 am by your guide and then proceed to the local morning Phosy Market where you can see the locals getting their daily supplies. Then bike to visit the National Museum, the important Wat Mai from 1796 which emphasizes the graceful Luang Prabang architecture, and the glamorous Wat Xieng Thong on the end of the peninsula. Learn more about the interesting Lao history and the kingdoms which inherited this place in former times. Later continue your ride to the Ock Pop Tock, a non-profit organization that seeks to preserve traditional weaving techniques. We will spend some time learning about the process of silk weaving from the initial stages of creating the dyes to the final process of loom weaving. From here take a short ride to the Elephant Village, an outdoor facility focused on elephant preservation. You will have some times to try elephant riding – those are natural well-trained elephants with a calm personality. Around noon enjoy some free time for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will proceed to visit the ancient Wat Visoun dated back to the 16th century. Another highlight of this tour is the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center where you learn many things about today’s ethnic diversity in Laos. Overnight is in Luang Prabang.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

elephant village

DAY 15: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel – Free at own leisure or last minute shopping for souvenirs until check out time and transfer to the airport for your flight home. End of services.

Tour guide: None

Meal: Breakfast

Luang Prabang

Pricing

 

Category

Price valid from 01st January –  31st December 2020 (per person in US dollar)

2 people 3-4 people 5-6 people 7-8 people

Single

supplement

Superior $2,511 $2,252 $2,045 $1,988 $538
Deluxe $2,760 $2,499 $2,303 $2,237 $787
Luxury $3,660 $3,400 $3,184 $3,081 $1,589

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities

Hotel Category

Superior

Deluxe

Luxury

Hanoi

Essence Palace

Deluxe Window

The Lapis Hotel

Deluxe City

Oriental Jade Hotel

Oriental Emerald

Ha Long

Garden Bay

Premium Deluxe

Paloma Cruise

Deluxe

Indochine Cruise

Junior Suite

Hue

Alba Spa

Deluxe

Eldora Deluxe

City View

Indochine Palace

Palace Deluxe

Hoi An

Vinh Hung Emerada

Deluxe Pool View Room

Hoi An Central Boutique

Deluxe Room

Almanity

My Spirit Superior

Siem Reap

Saem Siemreap Hotel

Deluxe

Somadevi Angkor Boutique

Excutive Deluxe

Shinta Mani Angkor

Superior Garden

Luang Prabang

Villa Chitdara

Superior

Le Sen Boutique

Deluxe

Luang Say Residence

Pioneer Suite

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • Accommodations base on twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer with air-conditioner
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off services
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottle of water and cold towel daily on the private van
  • Regional and experienced English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees.
  • 2D1N trip in Ha Long Bay
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Domestic flight from Hanoi – Hue
  • International flight from Danang – Siem Reap, Siem Reap – Luang Prabang
  • Dragon Boat Trip on Perfume River
  • Local boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
  • Dinner with Apsara Dancing Show in Siem Reap
  • Cycling tour in Luang Prabang

 

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • Travel insurances
  • Drink and meals not mention in Inclusive column
  • Personal tipping and gratuities
  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam Visa

 

Note:

* Check-in time: 02.00pm – Check-out time: 12.00pm

* Special offer in Low Season from May 1st – Sept 30th is applied. Please contact us for more details.

* Price is based on a minimum of 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. A single supplement is surcharged when one person occupies one room.

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