Destinations: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoian – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Phnom Penh – (Angkor Complex) Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Luang Prabang – Vientiane

Day 1: Hanoi (Vietnam) Arrival

Upon arrival, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L) 

Take full day city tour to visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, his House on stilt and One Pillar pagoda. Next, visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam and the Museum of Ethnology where you can learn different life aspects of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. After lunch, enjoy a cyclo tour to visit the Old Quarter & Ho Guom lake then watch a performance of a traditional Water Puppet Theatre. 

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

After breakfast, leave Hanoi for Halong Bay. Enjoying the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields. Upon arrival, board a overnight cruise to discover the legendary Halong Bay. Enjoy full board meals and many indoor & outdoor activities. Overnight on the cruise. 

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B, L)

Join a Tai Chi session then enjoy an international breakfast while the cruise cruises among hundreds of islets before coming back to the pier. Drive back to the airport for a flight to Hue. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hue. 

Day 5: Hue Tour (B, L)

Enjoy a full day tour in the former imperial capital of Hue. A boat trip on Perfume river to visit Thien Mu pagoda then visit to the Imperial Citadel. After lunch, visit the elaborate tombs of King Khai Dinh & King Tu Duc. This guided tour gives you a deep understanding about King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life. 

Day 6: Hue – Hoian & Sunset Cruise (B)

Leave Hue for Hoian, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries. After check in and short rest at hotel, take a boat trip to a local fishing village. Here, you will enjoy the river culture, bird life, local farming and the other daily activities of the local people. During cruising, you will also try some local foods & drinks on the boat. Overnight in Hoian. 

Day 7: Hoian Old Town Tour – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Enjoy a walking tour through the ancient town to visit the former merchants’ homes, the old Japanese Covered Bridge & the colorful market then visit to home of a craftsman where you will discover the daily life of local people and see how they make a lantern. Later, take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L) 

Driver to Cu Chi district to visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels at Cu Chi. After lunch, transfer back to the city to visit the main sights including the Opera House, Town Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace, War Remnants museum and the famous Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. 

Day 9: Mekong Delta Tour (B, L)

Transfer to Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, take a boat trip to discover Cai Be floating market. Next, transfer to a village where you can see how the locals make rice paper, coconut candy, pop rice and enjoy Vietnamese traditional music then take a small sampan to feel the real Mekong river. After lunch, visit to a local brick kiln before taking another boat to Vinh Long, the center of tropical fruits and stopping for a short visit at local market then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. 

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) (B)

After breakfast, transfer to Bus station for an express bus to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 11: Phnom Penh Tour – Siem Reap (B, L) 

Transfer to visit the main sights including Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Friendship Monument, Independence Monument, National Museum and Wat Phnom. After lunch, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the site is a former high school which was used as a prison by the communist Khmer Rouge. Finally, visit to the Killing Fields where large numbers of people were killed and buried by the communist Khmer Rouge during the late 1970s. In the evening, take a flight to Siem Reap. 

Day 12: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B, L, D)

Transfer to visit Angkor Thom including Elephant terrace, Leper King terrace, Baphuon, Royal enclosure, Phimeanakas and Bayon temple. Next, visit to Ta Prohm temple, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. After lunch, visit to the Angkor Wat where is the largest & most impressive of all the temples and its one of the 7 wonders of the world. In the evening, enjoy a dinner in front of a traditional dancing show at the Apsara Theatre.

Day 13: Banteay Srey & Big Circuit (B, L)

In the early Morning, you will enjoy the sunrise at Angkor Wat (Optional) and spend the whole morning to explore the greatest fine-art of Angkor Empire at Banteay-Srey temple. After lunch, visit the Grand Circuit of temples: Preah Khan, Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Neak Poan and Ta Som. Late afternoon, you will enjoy sunset at Pre Rup temple. 

Day 14: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Luang Prabang (Laos) (B)

Enjoy a boat trip on the Tonle Sap lake. This is a great opportunity to learn about the life of the people in this village. Get back to the town for free until transfer to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, pick up & transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 15: Luang Prabang & Pak Ou Caves (B, L)

An Optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving to saffron-clad monks. 

Transfer to visit the city’s temples including Wat Sene, Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong then take boat trip to visit Pak Ou Caves. On the way, you will also enjoy a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. After lunch, visit the Ban Xang Hai village where the local rice wine is produced. Afterward, climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa and capture a beautiful view of the city & river at sunset. From there, visit to the Night market, where you can browse the handmade textile products.

Day 16: Luang Prabang & Kuang Si Waterfall & Elephant Riding (B, L)

Transfer to visit the stupa of Wat Visoun, shrines of Wat Aham and National museum. Next, enjoy a Asian elephants tour which you will venture on a 35 mins scenic journey through forests, plantations & fields. Afterwards, you head out to visit some ethnic minority villages and see how these colorful people live. Later, drive to Kuang Si waterfalls where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. Return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath. 

Day 17: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (B, G)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Vientiane. On arrival, we transfer out to see Buddha Park, a scattered and enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures near the Friendship bridge. Observing the spectacular sunset view over the Mekong River is a perfect way to finish the day. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 18: Vientiane City Tour – Departure (B) 

Transfer to explore the capital by visiting the major sights including Wat Sisaket, which contains more than 8000 Buddha statues, Wat Ho Prakeo the former home of the Emerald Buddha statue and That Luang stupa, the single most important monument in Laos. You also see the Patuxay (Lao Arc de Triomphe), which was built recently in commemoration of those who died during past wars and today it is the city’s main landmark. Finally, transfer to the airport for your own departure flight home.

Price per person (US$/Pax) & Validity until April 30, 2018 

Number of Group 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Sing-Sup
Superior Category 3748 2284 1962 1819 1716 1649 1605 1556 389
Deluxe Category 4517 2666 2348 2190 2080 2009 1973 1919 767
Luxury Category 5826 3331 2975 2783 2673 2604 2561 2512 1318

Accommodation

Destination Hotel/Resort/Cruise Room Type
Superior Category
Hanoi Maison Boutique Hotel – www.maisondhanoi.com Deluxe
Halong Bay Oriental Sails – www.orientalsails.com Deluxe
Hue Rosaleen Boutique Hotel – www.rosaleenhotel.com Superior
Hoian Aurora Riverside Hotel – www.aurorahoian.com Superior
Ho Chi Minh City Queen Ann Hotel – www.queenannhotelvn.com Deluxe
Phnom Penh Cardamom Hotel – www.cardamomhotel.com Superior
Siem Reap Angkor Holiday Hotel – www.angkorholidayhotel.com Superior
Vientiane Laos Orchid – www.lao-orchid.com Deluxe
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara – www.villachitdara.com Standard
Deluxe Category
Hanoi Hanoi Pearl Hotel – www.hanoipearlhotel.com C.Deluxe
Halong Bay La Vela Classic Cruises – www.lavelacruisehalong.com Deluxe
Hue Cherish Hotel – www.cherishhotel.com C.Deluxe
Hoian Hoian Beach Resort – www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn Superior
Ho Chi Minh City Royal Hotel – www.royalhotelsaigon.com S.Deluxe
Phnom Penh

Okay Boutique Hotel – www.okayboutiquehotel.com

Superior
Siem Reap Somadevia Angkor Hotel – www.somadeviangkor.com Superior
Vientiane Ansara Hotel – www.ansarahotel.com Savvy
Luang Prabang Villa Santi – www.villasantihotel.com Deluxe
Luxury Category
Hanoi Apricot Hotel – www.apricothotels.com Sketch
Halong Bay Paradise Luxury Cruise – www.paradisecruises.vn Deluxe
Hue Indochine Palace Hotel – www.bwp-indochinepalace.com P.Deluxe
Hoian Palm Garden Resort – www.palmgardenresort.com.vn S.Garden
Ho Chi Minh City Majestic Hotel – www.majesticsaigon.com C.C.Deluxe
Phnom Penh Intercontinental Hotel – www.intercontinental.com Deluxe
Siem Reap Victoria Angkor Hotel – www.victoriahotels.asia Superior
Vientiane Green Park Boutique – www.greenparkvientiane.com Deluxe
Luang Prabang Villa Maly – www.villa-maly.com Superior

Inclusions: Hotel accommodation as mentioned; Overnight Cruise in Halong Bay; Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner; All transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle; English speaking guide (Other languages on request); Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh – Siem Reap, Luang Prabang – Vientiane; Express Bus: Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh; Mineral water and wet towel; All entrance and sightseeing fees; Boat trips; All taxes and service charges.
Exclusions: International flight: Siem Reap – Luang Prabang; Visa fees; Early check-in & Late check-out at all hotels; Other drinks; Insurance; Personal expenses; Tipping / Gratuities; Surcharge on special days; Any other services not clearly mentioned above.

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