Indochina tour of world heritages 14  days 13 nights

Tour code: MCY103 | Tour Style: Multi-Country Tours

Summary:

The Indochina tour of heritages is the great combination among the heritage highlights of Vietnam, Lao and Cambodia. From the peaceful Hanoi Capital and the Hoi An ancient town to the hustle and bustle Ho Chi Minh City; from the charming and legendary Halong Bay to the lush green Mekong Delta; together with the majestic and magnificent Angkor Complex and the world heritage city of Luang Phrabang, all surely bring you unforgettable Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam tour of history, culture, relaxation and joyfulness.
 

Destination:

Laos > Cambodia > Hanoi & Vicinity > Ho Chi Minh City & Vicinity

Activities: Cruising, Kayaking, Walking, Cooking, Sightseeing
  • Highlights:
    • Visiting Hanoi capital of Vietnam and stopping at Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethonology and Vietnam Fine Art Museum
    • Enjoying Vietnam traditional art performance of water puppet
    • Exploring the World Natural Heritage of Halong Bay by kayaking and cruising
    • Visiting Luang Phrabang, a World Cultural Heritage, dotted with lots of famous Buddhism temples
    • Visiting Vientiane, the capital and largest city of Laos
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Day 1: Luang Phrabang Arrive (-/-/D)

Local guide and driver will welcome you at Luang Phrabang International Airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Luang Phrabang.

We spend rest of the first day relaxing and freely exploring the best-preserved traditional city of Luang Phrabang in Laos, a World Cutural Heritage famous for the variety of temples and pagodas. The tranquility and charm of this city with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights may capture your heart at the very first sight.

Overnight in Luang Phrabang.

Day 2: Luang Phrabang Tour (B/L/-)

Local guide will pick you up at your hotel to start your Luang Phrabang discovery tour.

The first stop-off is the Royal Palace in the past - National Museum, where you can learn about the history of Laos. Next, we will walk to Wat Mai, a pagoda famous for its golden sculptural relief and then Wat Sensoukarahm (Temple)with golden facade. Finally, we reach Wat Xieng Thong, one of the outstanding temples in Luang Prabang. Located in a beautiful garden on the bank of the Mekong River and built in 1560 by King Setthathirat, the temple is decorated with meticulous carvings.

After lunch, we continue visiting the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun - the most sacred of the city with the famous Watermelon Stupa - and the shrine of Wat Aham.  Then we can explore the diversification of Laos’ ethnic mimority groups at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday).

We climb up to Phousi Mountain for enjoying the city scenery and the spectacular sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Experience the amazing upland fairs and buy some souvernirs for beloved.

Our car will transfer you back to the hotel for relaxation. End of the second day tour.

Day 3: Luang Phrabang - Pak Ou Cave (B/L/-)

Breakfast at hotel, start your day trip by cruising upstream on the Mekong River to the well-known and mysterious of Pak Ou Cave. While cruising on boat, you have chance to admire the beautiful view of the tranquil countryside, experience the daily activities of locals living on the two banks of Mekong River and watch them throwing and dragging the fishing nets.

After two hour boat trip, you will reach Pak Ou Cave, crammed with  thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha statutes of various shapes and sizes, ranging from some centimeters to approximately two meters. All the statutes are arranged in the holes of limestone caves, which make Pak Ou Cave become the frequent destination for Buddhists. Leave the cave, the boat will take you back to Luang Phrabang. On the way transfer, stop at Bang Xang Hay, a traditional craft village of making local rice wine.

Lunch will be served at the restaurant in Luang Phrabang Center. Following the lunch, we will visit a huge and beautiful waterfall of Kuang Si, 32km to the Southwest far from Luang Phrabang. You can enjoy swimming in the fresh cool water or climb up to the top of the waterfall for stunning panoramic view.

Come back to the hotel for relaxation. Night-sleep at hotel in Luang Phrabang.

Day 4: Luang Phrabang – Vientiane (B/L/-)

After an exiciting day with lots of discovering and experiencing activites, the morning of the forth day tour will be set free for you to relax and take rest before taking a noon flight to Vientiane.       

When the flight land at Vientiane, our tour guide will welcome and help you to check-in your hotel. Lunch is served. Afterwards, we will visit the oldest monastery Wat Siasaket,  which has been still kept intact since Laos was invaded by Siamese (Thailand) in 1828. This is the most beautiful temple in the capital with thousands of small statues inside. Next, we stop at Wat Phra Keo, a religious museum in Laos, where most of featured art works of Laos and Khmer ethnics are exhibited, and then visit some ancient French architectures in the surrounding including Presedential Palace and Patuxay Monuments.

The next stop-off  of the discovery tour in Vientiane Capital is That Luang Stupa with its golden color reaching for the skies. It is the most scared in the country of Lao and built by King Setthethirat in 16th century. From faraway, the top of the temple is radiant as the sun.

Return to your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 5: Vientiane – Hanoi (B/-/-)

We will spend the next day of Indochina Tour of Heritages experiencing the cultural values along with the peaceful life of Hanoi Capital, a city of peace.

In the morning of the fifthday tour, before departuring from Vientian to Hanoi, you can take a rest at your hotel or continue visiting Vientaine.

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, our guide and private car will pick you up at Noi Bai International Airport and then transfer you to your hotel for check-in. It depends on your flight time so that we will arrange a suitable half-day Hanoi city tour for you. Surely, you will have fascinating moments on a peaceful city with rich history and unique culture.

Relax at your hotel in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Depart from your hotel at 8.00am. After a four-hour-drive, we will reach Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1993, dotted with 1969 spectacular limestone islands. A welcome drink and wet tissue are waiting for you after you board the boat. You are relaxed to start an amazing Halong tour. 

While the boat is cruising, you will enjoy a delicious lunch meal. From the boat, you can see many of limestone islands.

In the afternoon, you will get ashore to visit one of the most beautiful and largest Sung Sot Grotto and then explore Titov Island or climb up to the top of Titov Island to get the panoramic view of Halong Bay.

Return to the boat in the late afternoon. Dinner will be served on boat.

Overnight on boat.

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)

Wake up early to welcome the first sunlight shining on every islands on the bay, make sure your camera is ready to get the charming moments on the bay. Practice Taichi on the sundeck before enjoying breakfast on board.

On that day, you have chance to join kayaking activity on Halong Bay. Don’t worry if it will be your first time you try kayaking because our guide will carefully instruct you some tips to ensure you safe kayaking tour. During the tour, you can get Halong Bay closer to feel and touch the limestone islands and caves as well as experience floating through thousands of limestone islands.

Return to the boat and we do a leisurely cruise through thousands of seemingly everlasting islands before cruising back to the pier.

We hit the road back to Hanoi.

Spend night at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An  (B/L/-)

Take a morning flight from Hanoi to Danang City. Our guide will pick you up at your airport. We will transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town – a World Cultural Heritage, which reflects a mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Arabian and Indian cultural and architectural influences.
 
Enjoy lunch meal and  then start a walking tour through the ancient town. Here we can see the ancient houses, the Assembly Halss of Chinese merchants, Hoi An Market and a 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You may want to stop off at a tailor shop where you can have Vietnamese traditional long dress (Áo Dài) made specifically for you in only one day or even half a day.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/-)

On the second morning in Hoi An, you are free to relax or go shopping at the ancient town before coming back to Da Nang International Airport to take one-hour-flight to Ho Chi Minh City for participating in exciting activities in this bustle dynamic city and its vicinity.

Our tour guide will meet you at Tan Son Nhat International Airport. After check-in your hotel, you will join a half-day city tour to the city’s famous attractions including War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and Saigon Central Post Office. Ben Thanh Market is the final stop of your city tour, which offers you chance to purchase and have social conversation with locals.

Transfer back to your hotel and spend overnight there.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (Floating Market) – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/-)

On the tenth day of the tour, we will depart from hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for Vinh Long to start a Mekong Delta Tour.

Arrive in Vinh Long, we will board a sampan to start a trip through many tributaries of the Mekong Delta. Our first stop is at the small but quaint Cai Be Floating Market, followed by a visit to a Coconut Farm and listen to the "Tai Tu Music" (Đờn Ca Tài Tử).

Lunch will be served in Tan Phong Island. You will then spend one hour rowing boats to observe and sight-see the beautiful island of Tan Phong as well as to visit fruit orchards. After short rest, we will drive back to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap (B/-/D)

You have free time to relax until our guide will pick you up at your hotel. We transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport to take a flight to Siem Reap.
A tour guide will meet you at Siem Reap Airport and lead you to the hotel for relaxtion.

A welcome dinner is waiting for you at a famous Oriental Apsara. You also have chance to enjoy the traditional unique dance performances of Cambodian.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
 
Day 12: Angkor (B/L/-)
 
Our tour continues with a day trip to Angkor Thom including: Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
 
After lunch, we keep on visiting the most famous and magnificent Angkor Wat. Constructed in the 12th century, this architectural masterpiece covers an area of about 210 hectares. You will be allured by many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story along with the day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction.
 
Overnight in Siem Reap.
 
Day 13: Angkor (B/L/-)
 
On that day, our guide will spend the whole day to introduce you some featured values of the power Khmer Empire’s culture from 9th to 14th century. You are offered to visit famous temples including the Royal City of Preah Khan with the stone lanterns and impressive sculptures, Neak Pean built on a small circular island, Ta Som and East Mebon.
 
We will spend the afternoon visiting Thommanon Temple; Takeo Temple - one of the Angkor’s great temple mountains; Ta Prohm; Srah Srang; Prasat Kravan and Bakheng – a temple mountain where you can get the panoramic view of Angkor Wat in the sunset.
 
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
 
Day 14: Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport departure (B/-/-)
 
You will be set free to explore Siem Reap on the last day of the tour. In the morning, you can rest at your hotel or visit other temples and pagodas around Angkor area; cruise on Great Tonle Sap Lake or enjoy a cup of coffee at Siem Reap Center. Upon your request, our tour guide will help to arrange a suitable itinerary for you on the night before. If you need further information, our tour guide will serve you promptly.
 
Our car and tour guide will lead you to the airport. Tour ends here.
 
 
Vietnam visa approval letter (for visa on arrival only)
Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room in selected hotel and Boat Cabin
Meals as mentioned
English speaking guide (for other languages, a supplement applies)
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
Daily drinking water and cold towel
Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, USD20/pax, please bring 1 passport photo)
Visa for Laos (Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, from USD20 to USD40/pax depend on your nationality, please bring 1 passport photo)
Other meals not mentioned
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Camera/video entrance fees
Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, gratuities etc)
Travel insurance including recommended helicopter evacuation for Cambodia
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Guide speaking other languages is subject to availability.
This trip includes temples and pagoda, please DO NOT wear shorts or mini-skirts to show your respect.
Tour program is subject to change due to weather and operating conditions.
 
Tour Price: Exchange rate: 1 USD = 22,605 VND (19, Jan 2017)
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