This 19 day Indochina tour combining Laos, Vietnam and
Cambodia is a great tour to do as it will include all the highlights of
the three countries. This is an individual tour with a flexible
schedule. There is no other traveler on the tour. You will have a
private English speaking tour guide and a private air-conditioned
vehicle at each destination.
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Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival / Meals: None / + Guide
Luang Prabang, the first stop for your Indochina tours is
Unesco Heritage listed city.
your arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel. Today, depends on
your flight, we will arrange a suitable itinerary for you to visit Luong
Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
Luang Prabang is the perfect break during your Indochina tours. If
you wish, get an early start (6:00am or so) and go watch or participate
in the traditional Lao rite of Almsgiving to the monks. In the city,
some 300+ monks file through silently collecting alms. This is an
amazing sight and your guide will be on hand to demonstrate and explain
this important ritual.
This morning, we visit Wat Xieng Thong (Golden City Temple), the
city’s most magnificent temple by the Mekong. From here, we catch a
traditional long boat trip up the Mekong river to visit the famous Pak
Ou cave. The upper section of the cave is part of a limestone cave
staffed with Buddha images of all styles and sizes. En route, we will
also visit Ban Phanom, a traditional weaving village.
Overnight at hotel in Luangprabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Flight to Hanoi / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
Free at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday
to Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the
dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city
with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum
piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing
through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination
becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi City Tour – Train to Lao Cai / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
Hanoi without a doubt is an exotic city for your Vietnam Tours.
Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city
including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on
Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house
on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the
impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu
Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the
bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once
offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour
with a fantastic traditional water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
At 20h00, we transfer you to the train station for overnight train to Lao Cai.
Day 5: Lao Cai – Sapa Tour / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short
transfer to Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the
monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colours of
its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands stained with
colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately
embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps,
purses and leggings.
Take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to the busy market
where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority
people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their
silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Afterwards, we will
do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours with
the drive to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and
the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the
imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice
fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and
life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car, free at
leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 6: Sapa – Market Tour & Train to Hanoi / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours
experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their
products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking
away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one
of the areas weekly markets;
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you
back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you
have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere
thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming
Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours.
Overnight on the train.
Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / + Guide
Pick up from the train station, this morning, we have already arranged a
room in a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast before
driving to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized
World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Indochina tours.
Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on
board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while
cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes
and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant
swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun
deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh
Overnight on board.
Day 8: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Danang - Hoi An / Meals: Breakfast, Lunch / + Guide
People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and
imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that
is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the
emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of
breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of
unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature and it is said that
your Indochina tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise.
This morning, let get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing
Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the
boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All makes your Indochina
Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where
Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back
to Hanoi airport for the flight to Danang with Vietnam airlines. Pick up
by our guide and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An free day / Meals: Breakfast / + No Guide
Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that noVietnam Toursmaker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Danang Beach. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 10: Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
After breakfast, we invite you an interesting visit to My Son Holy
land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South
East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central
parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in
history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and
sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.
Drive back to Hoi An, end of your today's beautiful Indochina tour
with the visit to the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old
Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside
market. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An
will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour
guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh,
the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with
a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public
buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Toursand cities to visit in Vietnam.
In the afternoon, we will do the city tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, visiting to Reunification Palace, Vietnam War Museum and the environment of Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en route to
visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we
visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200
kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long
struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War
, a must see Vietnam Tour
for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be floating market – CanTho / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice
producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine
deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast
network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes
plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and
no double one of the most favorite destinations for Indochina tours
will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and
meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh
Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in the afternoon.
Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on
your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Can Tho.
Day 14: Can Tho (Cai Rang floating market) – Chau Doc / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating
market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of
any Indochina tours
where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities
of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam
through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making
shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese
people in Mekong Delta. Continue going to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen. Check
in on arrival. Visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the a breath-taking view
on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border with flat rice fields and nice
canals, visit caved pagoda. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 15: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
After breakfast, get on speed boat to Phnom Penh, once the ‘Pearl of
Asia’, Phnom Penh’s shine was tarnished by the impact of war and
revolution. But that’s history, and Phnom Penh has risen from the ashes
to take its place among the cool capitals of the region. Upon your
arrival in the afternoon, visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Raung
Damrie and National Musuem. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 16: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
After breakfast, our private Indochina tour guide and driver in Phnom
Penh will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap with
Vietnam airlines. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure
for the rest of the day.
Day 17: Siem Reap / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tours.
Morning visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace
of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King and Pimean Akas. Lunch at local
Afternoon visit to the famous temple of Cambodia, Angkor Wat then
continue to visit the Bakheng Hill temple with Sun Set included from the
top of this hill. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsaras show &
overnight in Siem Reap
Day 18: Siem Reap / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
This morning, we take a wonderful cruise on Tonle Sap Lake for 1hour,
visit floating village and fisherman life, then back to visit Chantie
Ecole-Artisan D’Angkor and Old Market. Lunch at local restaurant.
This afternoon, transfer to visit the base of Silk Village Phauk,
it’s the village of Marble work, silk weaving and silk sewing and back
to visit West Baray. Back hotel. Free at leisure and overnight in Siem
Day 19: Siem Reap Departure / Meals: Breakfast / + Guide
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina tours until Vivutravel's
private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks
for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Indochina tours with us and look forward to your next Indochina tours. Vivutravel says goodbye and see you again!!!
END OF INDOCHINA TOUR OF TRADITIONAL HIGHLIGHTS!
TOUR PRICES FOR GROUP
FROM 02 – 04 PERSONS:
FOR LAND TOUR & HOTELS
USD PER PERSON FOR FLIGHT TICKETS
The tour prices are valid until 31st Oct
The tour prices are not included surcharges for peak
season on 24th Dec 2013, 31st Dec 2013, 30th
Jan 2014 to 08th Feb 2014 (Lunar New Year)
- Private transportation as program
- Return train tickets Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi (Sharing cabins of 4 berths)
- Speed boat Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by Hang Chau Speed Boat
- All entrance fees & boat trips to indicated sights
- English speaking guides (Except for free days)
- Meals as mentioned
- Visa on arrival to Vietnam (Except for $45 usd per person as stamping fee at the airport)
- International & domestic flight tickets
- Personal expenses