ST- IN 02 : Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia
( 14days/13 nights ) starting from Vientiane - Laos
or vice versa

 

Discover Indochina is one of our most popular tours. This epic journey takes you through 3 very different countries and cultures.

Temple in Luangprabang - Laos


Day 1 : Arrival - Luang Prabang ( D )

Arrival at the airport, you are 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 Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pakou cave – KhouangSi water fall ( B, L )

This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice.

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 represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving.

PM: 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. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local village 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 pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village, return to the city by late evening, for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

 

Day 3: Luang Prabang - Vientiane ( B, L ) Flight

The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market Then transfer to the airpoprt for flight  to Vientiane. Upon arrival, we see the major temples including the oldest Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous, sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph, sunset by Mekong Riverside and late evening. Overnight in Vientiane.

 

Day 4: Vientiane – Hanoi - Halong ( B, D ) Flight

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 the flight to Hanoi.  Pick up at the airport and transfer to Halong bay.Diner at the restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 5 : Halong Bay – Hanoi ( B, L )

Breakfast at the hotel. 7 hours boat trip give you a chance to enjoy the breath-taking beauty of Halong Bay - the World's Natural Wonder. Visit SungSot Cave and Tiptop beach. Boat cruise to see many other small islands in the bay. Lunch on board.  Afternoon back Hanoi. Diner is your choice. Overnight in Hanoi.

 

Day 6 : Hanoi city tour ( B , L )

AM : 8h00  Taking the cyclo for an hour along the Hanoi Old Quarters, pass by Dong Xuan market then continue to the Old Citadel to  Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Then by car to visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda. Lunch at the local restaurant.
PM : After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. Evening is reserved for Water Puppet Show. Free for diner. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 7 : Hanoi – Hue ( B, L )  Flight

Am : Transfer from your hotel in Hanoi to the airport. Flight VN 245  to Hue ( 12h20 -13h30 ). Pick up then transfer to your hotel in Hue. Bus trip to visit Hue City and King's tombs (KhaiDinh). Dinner in Hue with Hue specialty ( Com CungDinh). Overnight in Hue

 

Day 8 : Hue – Hoian ( B, L )

Am : breakfast at hotel. 8h00 Boat trip to visit ThienMu Pagoda and Minh Mang tomb. Visit Imperial Citadel . Lunch at the garden restaurant.

Pm : Transfer to Hoian. Stop over at Langco beach, Cham museum in Danang, sculptures on stone village at Mabre mountain. Arrive Hoian. Check in hotel.

 

Day 9 : Hoian  ( B, L )

Visit Hoian - an old trading town, some 30km from Danang. Visit Hoian: Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall Chinese. PhucKien Pagoda – an old and famous chinese Pagoda in Hoian, Then have a look at Hoian Museum, see the real life of Vietnamese peoples at the Market on the river side. Lunch at restaurant. Diner is your choice.  Overnight in Hoian

 

Day 10: Hoian – Danang -  Hochiminh city ( B, L )  Flight

Am : Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Hochiminh city. The biggest city and consider as  the economic capital of Vietnam.

Pick up at TanSan Nhat hotel and transfer to hotel in the central of Hochiminh city. Short city tour to City Hall, Cathedral , Post office and BenThanh Market. Return to hotel. Free time for diner. Overnight at hotel.

 

Day 11: Mytho - Mekong Delta ( B, L ) 

Am : Breakfast at the hotel. 8h00 Drive southward to Mekong delta. Boat trip in MyTho through tiny canals and quiet villages. Lunch in nice restaurant inside garden. Afternoon transfer back Saigon with stop over in VinhTrang pagoda for visiting. Dinner and overnight in Saigon.

 

Day 12: Hochiminh – Siemreap ( B, L  ) Flight

Am : Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Siemreap. Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple(unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King

In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex cover 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its  distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five tower symbolize Meru's five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond

Sunset from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat.  Accommodation at hotel

 

Day 13 : Visit Angkor wat ( B, L ) 

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, you will continue your temple visits. Included are Prasat Kravan (with its unique brick sculptures), Srah Srang ("The Royal Boths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the "Mountain Temple" of Pre Rup until sunset.  In the afternoon, transfer to the archaeological site and continue to the temple tour. Visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched  since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery.  Visit Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temples. Accommodation at hotel

 

Day 14 : Siemreap Depart ( B )

Breakfast at hotel

Visit the floating village of the Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and the largest in Asia

In the afternoon, visit "Les Artisans d'Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap and time at leisure at the local market (if time permits)

Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to the next destination

 

 

Rate in USD per person - Validity Until 31 Dec 2009

( Except Christmas & New Year)

Currency Converter

 - Number of Persons -

Class

 2 - 3pax

 4-5

7-8

9-10

Single Supplement
2 stars 1969 1559 1355 1315 225
3 stars 2030 1635 1480 1398

300

4 stars 2290 1848 1705 1650 530
5-4 stars 3058 2480 2346 2280 1180
 

Accommodation offering in this trip: ( click to see hotel )

Cities
2 stars
3 stars
4 stars
5 stars

Hanoi

Halong

Suoi Mo

Hue

Hoian

Saigon

Xuan Loc

Saigon hotel

Rex

Legend

Siemreap

La Resident Angkor

Vientiane

Lao Orchid Hotel

Lao Orchid Hotel

Novotel

Settha Palace Hotel

LuangPrabang

Manoluck

Manoluck

Villa Santi

La Residence Phouvao

Tour Cost includes:

- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
- Half board  meals as indicated in the itinerary ( B= Breakfast, L = lunch )
- International flight :
Vientiane – Hanoi  , Hochiminh city - Siemreap

- 2 domestic flights with airport taxes : Hanoi - Hue , Danang - Hochiminh

- Laos domestic flights with airport taxes :  LuangPrabang - Vientiane

- English or French - speaking guide
- Full Entrance fees.

- Private Boat trip in Halong Bay, Perfume River in Hue, Tiengiang river in Mytho

- Private Boat in MeKong in Laos and Tonlesap in Cambodia.

- Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; ( AC room)

 

Tour Cost excludes:
- International Airport taxes ( Vietnam 14USD, Laos 12 USD, Cambodia 25USD )

- Visas to Vietnam

- Visa to Laos ( 30 $ for Visa on arrival )

- Visa Cambodia (25 $ for Visa on arrival )

- Travel insurance; tips; personal expenses, emergency transfers

Trip Summary :

Where:

Trip starts in Laos and ends in Vietnam

When:

All year round;

Grade:

Moderate to Strenous;

Accommodation:

Tourist-class hotels (Standard and clean hotel),

Transport:

Private car or bus, boat, public ferry,

Meals:

As indicated;
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

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