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    - Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnel, Mekong Delta, Hoian, Myson, Hue, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Phnom Penh, Seam Riep, Angkor Temples, Luang Phrabang, Vientiane
    - Customized upon requested
    - Starting either from Vietnam, Laos or Cambodia

    - Year round organized/ on demand


    BRIEFT ITINERARY:
    Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City. Airport Pick Up.
    Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Cu Chi Tunnels. (B, L)
    Day 3: Mekong Delta – Cai Be Floating Villages. (B,L)
    Day 4: Flight Ho Chi Minh City - Danang. (B)
    Day 5: Hoian Ancient Town and My Son Holyland. (B,L)
    Day 6: Land Transfer Danang - Hue. (B)
    Day 7: Hue City Tour Full Day. Flight Hue – Hanoi. (B, L)
    Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise (B, L, D)
    Day 9: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi. (B, L)
    Day 10: Airport transfer. Flight Hanoi – Phnom Penh (B,L)
    Day 11: Phnom Penh City tour (B,D)
    Day 12: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B,L)
    Day 13: Angkor Temples (B,D)
    Day 14: Departure Seam Riep. Flight Seam Riep – Luang Phrabang. (B,L)
    Day 15. Luang Prabang – Pak Ou cave – Khouangsi Waterfall (B)
    Day 16. Luang Prabang – Vientiane (B)
    Day 17. Vientiane – Departure (B)


    DETAILED ITINERARY:

     

    Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh City. Airport Pick Up.
    Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh City, welcomed by our Tour Guide & Car Driver at the airport then transferred to your hotel in city centre. Check in and stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

     

    Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City Tour - Cu Chi Tunnels. (B, L)
    In the morning, we pick you up at your hotel at 8.00 AM. we have an excursion to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. This network of tunnels, which stretched for over 200km, became legendary during the 1960s. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the U.S.-Vietnam War in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30 to 40 km from Saigon . At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several levels deep, included innumerable trap doors, specifically constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life during the war must have been like. The tunnels have been widened for our benefit (otherwise we would not be able to enter them!) For those interested there s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
    In the afternoon, we visit Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest and busiest city in Vietnam with a population of 7 million people. Much of the daily life takes place on the streets, which are lined with shops, stalls and vendors with their wares spread out on the footpath. Don t miss the bustling Ben Thanh Market - a fantastic place for bargains of every kind! There are several interesting sights in HCMC. The War Remnants Museum has a wealth of images from the wars, the most moving being a gallery entitled Requiem which is dedicated to Vietnamese and foreign journalists and photographers who perished during the French and American conflicts. The Reunification Palace was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until April 30, 1975 when the North Vietnamese tanks came crashing through the front gates, bringing the U.S.-Vietnam War to a dramatic end. Close to the palace some of the best examples of French colonial architecture are represented in the forms of Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Notre Dame Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883 and the stone used to create it was exported in its entirety from France . Next to the cathedral stands the Central Post Office , finished in 1891. It is another fine example of French architecture and is Vietnam s largest post office. For all its French colonial history though, Ho Chi Minh City is by far and away Vietnam s most modern city. It has numerous shopping malls, cinemas, discotheques and a bewildering number of bars. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

     

    Day 3: Mekong Delta – Cai Be Floating Villages. (B,L)
    Pick up at your hotel in HCMC at 7.30 AM . Depart for Cai Be, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, take a motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the driver again in Vinh Long. Return to HCMC. Arrive back your hotel at around 5.00 pm.

     

    Day 4: Flight Ho Chi Minh City - Danang. (B)
    Free time until we transfer you to the airport for the flight to Danang then transferred to Hoian. There is no tour activity today but your own free time. Overnight in Hoian.

     

    Day 5: Hoian Ancient Town and My Son Holyland. (B,L)
    Drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries.

    Back to Hoi An for lunch. After the relax, it is light excursion to go around tiny town of Hoi An for city tour: 400 years old Japanese Bridge, 300 years old Chinese temple, 200 years old Vietnamese former merchants house. Tour finishes at your hotel at 4:30pm. Overnight stay in Hoian.

     

    Day 6: Land Transfer Danang - Hue. (B)
    Free time until 2.00pm, we take the journey south past the Hai Van Pass and Land Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the Vietnam’s East Sea, with spectacular views along the way to get to Hue. Check in hotel & overnight in Hue.

     

    Day 7: Hue City Tour Full Day. Flight Hue – Hanoi. (B, L)
    8.00am Our guide pick up you at the hotel’s lobby and start the trip. We visit the Ancient Citadel before taking a boat to the beautiful Thien Mu pagoda. Have lunch in a local restaurant. Visit the royal tombs of Khai Dinh or Tu Duc. these are two among the 13 kings of the Nguyen Dynasty which lasted from 1802 until 1945. On the returning trip to your hotel, stop at Dong Ba market, where you can buy local products for souvenir. Finish the day trip at Hue Airport, take the short flight to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

     

    Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay Overnight Cruise (B, L, D)
    08.0am you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay (the World Natural Heritage site) via the Red River Delta. After 3.5 hours driving, arrival at Halong Pier, you check out the junk cruise while lunch is served. You will cruise passing through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons teeth. After lunch, you take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay, swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. In the late afternoon, you visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. At sunset, you do kayaking or simply take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnel with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Back on board, enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and later unwind at a restaurant. You will stay overnight onboard.

     

    Day 9: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi. (B, L)
    This early morning, after waken up by the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day, you will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto. You will have one more time take a walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Check out the junk and get on car to return to Hanoi. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.

     

    Day 10: Airport transfer. Flight Hanoi – Phnom Penh (B,L)
    Upon your arrival in Phnompenh. Welcomed by our tour guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Lunch and afternoon visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, Friendship monument, Independence monument and National garden park. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

     

    Day 11: Phnom Penh City tour (B,D)
    Morning visit Wat Phnom, the historical cradle of Phnompenh Capital, then discover to the Khmer traditional culture at National fine-art Museum. After lunch depart to visit Toulsleng S21, the witness of Pol Pot genocidal regime and Cheuong Ek Killing fields. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight Phnompenh.

     

    Day 12: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B,L)
    Take the flight to Siemreap and transfer to Visit Angkor Thom temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace and Leper King Terrace, Takeo and TaProhm. Lunch served at local restaurant and hotel check-in. Afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng. Overnight in Seam Riep.

     

    Day 13: Angkor Temples (B,D)
    Enjoy Angkor Wat Sunrise and spend the whole morning to explore the greatest fine-art of Angkor Empire at Banteay-Srey temple. Lunch at local Restaurant. Afternoon visit the grand circuit of temples: Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Sras Srong, Neak Poan, Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Preah Khan. Dinner enjoying Apsara Traditional Performance. Overnight in Siemreap.

     

    Day 14: Departure Seam Riep. Flight Seam Riep – Luang Phrabang. (B,L)
    After breakfast at the Hotel have a boat excursion to view wonderful landscape of Tonle Sap Great Lake and explore local fishermen’s floating villages. Return to the town for lunch and at leisure in the afternoon for shopping until transfer to the airport for departure to Luang Phrabang. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; we 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 a lovely selection of handmade textiles, made by the local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

     

    Day 15. Luang Prabang – Pak Ou cave – Khouangsi Waterfall (B)
    An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. You will visit the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings.

    AM: After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a panaromic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the small village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is distilled. We return to Luang Prabang in the afternoon, on the way we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a small village well known for its hand weaving.

    PM: We continue our excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall, en route, we visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for silk handweaving and for traditional Saa Paper making. We return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

     

    Day 16. Luang Prabang – Vientiane (B)
    The National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. The National Museum and the Central Market are not to be missed. We visit these sights in the morning before catching our flight back to Vientiane.

    Upon arrival in Vientiane, we see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to Lao’s national precious heritage, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. We watch the sunset by Mekong Riverside and spend the evening here absorbing the city’s nightlife. Overnight in Vientiane.

     

    Day 17. Vientiane – Departure (B)
    After breakfast, we visit the Morning Market and the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong (if time permits). The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay airport for departure. Good bye and See you again!

     

    TOUR PRICE: Available upon Request
    Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs

    PLEASE NOTE: All the touring itineraries on this website have been carefully crafted by our in-country management teams and represent a series of experiences we can certainly recommend. However, we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler. Our consultants are waiting to hear from you so that we can tailor or custom design a tour to your individual specifications


    TOUR PRICE INCLUDED:

    + All accommodation within the tour base on double room or twin room
    + Meals as indicated in the itinerary at local restaurant with local foods (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
    + All landed transfers within the tour.
    + Halong Bay Cruise overnight program and shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong – Hanoi, English Speaking Guide on board.
    + Experienced English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages (French, Chinese, Spain, Russian, German…) are available and upon requested.
    + Boat trip where indicated
    + All entrance and sightseeing fees
    + Complimentary Approval letter for landing visa to Vietnam: single entry, one month valid (Except special nationalities)
    + Government tax
    + Service charge

     

    TOUR PRICE EXCLUDED:
    + Air tickets
    + Beverages and other meals do not clearly indicate in the program
    + Visa stamp fees to Vietnam (at 45 USD per person at the airport)
    + Visa to Cambodia, Laos
    + Surcharge on Christmas, New Year and our Lunar New Year
    + Early check-in (before 2.00pm) and late check-out (after 12.00pm) at all hotels
    + Kayak in Halong Bay
    + Service not mentioned
    + Travel insurance
    + Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
    + Tipping for drivers and tour guides
    + Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.



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