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INDOCHINA TOUR 3: VIETNAM - LAOS - CAMBODIA

Program 3: VIETNAM - LAOS - CAMBODIA

Route:HANOI - HA LONG - VIENTAINE - LUANG PRABANG - PHNOMPENH - SIEM REAP - SAIGON- MEKONG DELTA - HUE - HOI AN - DANANG - BANGKOK 
Duration: 15 days - 14 nights

Information on Laos : 

Known as a country of million of Elephants, Laos is one of the least commercialized destinations. Its way of living has been largely unchanged for several generations. People are friendly. Almost 50 percent of the landscape is dominated by primary forests and highlands, which are also the homes to 68 different ethnic minorities. Population: around 5.5 million. Land: about 190,000 square kilometers. Laos has an ancient civilization. Many of its old areas have been voted as world cultural heritage locations. We can foresee combined tours among the thee countries of Indochina: Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

 

Information on Cambodia:
The complex of Angkor Wats and temples in Siem Reap is one of the seven wonders of the world. The architecture, with the influences from the old civilizations and religions of neighbored countries, especially from India, are the most breathtaking masterpieces of the ancient Khmer people. Like the Pyramids of Egypt, the complex of Angkor Wats and its temples will certainly fascinate you, and open you to new art, religions, and age old cultures. Meanwhile, Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, is also an old city. But deciding whether Siem Reap or Phnom Penh should have been the capital of the country caused much bloodshed. Phnom Penh has been the capital of this kingdom in recent centuries. It is the largest city with 2.5 million residents. Tourist highlights to Phnom Penh include the Royal Palace, National museum, Silver and Gold pagodas, and war crime memorial, which examines the extermination practices of the Khmer Rouge regime (1975-1978). 

Notes: This is a special itinerary. It is designed for you to enjoy the most important highlights in cultures, histories, religions, and landscapes of nature in the whole Indochina region. Most of the places included in this are the world cultural and natural heritages, such as:

-Hanoi: ranged the 6th among the nicest cities in Asia.
- Halong bay: voted a world natural wonder.
- Hue: a world cultural heritage imperial city.
- Hoi An: a world cultural heritage.
- Luang Prabang: a world cultural heritage city and among the nicest cities in Asia.
- Siem Reap: with Angkor Wats, a world wonder.
Meanwhile, Saigon is a most curious and bustling city and Mekong delta provides eco-tours

The below are suggestions and can be changed to meet the needs of any traveler. Of course, in a few cases, those changes may result in some more or less modest charges

 

Day 1:ARRIVE IN HANOI (D)
Arrive in Hanoi. Our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Free for leisure or city tour, as time permits. O/N in Hanoi. 

Day 2:HANOI (B,L,D)

Full day Hanoi city tour: History museum, Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son temple, Old Quarter of Hanoi with busy trade streets, Literature temple, (part temple, part university, paying tribute to the scholars of Vietnam), Ethnological museum... At night enjoy water puppet show. O/N in Hanoi. 

Day 3:HANOI - HA LONG BAY (B,L,D). 165km
Morning visits to One-pillar pagoda, Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum if interested...then drive to Ha Long bay, voted a world natural wonder. O/N in Ha Long. Note: you can also choose to overnight on a charming wooden boat which promises more romantic and extraordinary experiences

Day 4:HA LONG - HANOI (B,L,D). 165km
Morning boat cruise in Ha Long bay, running through pretty numerous islands. Stop to see grottos and caves. Lunch on the boat. Afternoon drive back to Hanoi for O/N in Hanoi. 

Day 5:HANOI - VIENTAINE (LAOS) (B,L,D). 1 hour flight
Fly to Vientiane. Visits to Vat Sisaket, Vat Hor Phrakeo, the former house of emerald Buddha and Thatluang Stupa (great sacked stupa). O/N in Vientiane. 

Day 6:VIENTAINE - LUANG PRABANG (B,L,D). 375km
Drive to Luang Prabang, ancient capital of Laos. Stopover in Vangvieng to visit Thamchang and Patang and some hill tribe hamlets as time permits. O/N in Luang Prabang. Note: Daily flights are available for your option 

Day 7:LUANG PRABANG (B,L,D)
Boat cruise to visit Pak Ou caves and Ban Phanom weaving and wine making village. O/N in Luang Prabang. 

Day 8:LUANG PRABANG - PHNOMPENH ( CAMBODIA ) (B,L,D). 1 hour flight

Fly to Phnom Penh. Visits to Royal Grand Palace, Silver & Gold pagodas O/N in Phnom Penh.

Day 9:PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP (B,L,D). 45’ flight
Morning visits to National museum, Wat Phnom pagoda. Then fly to Siem Reap. O/N in Siem Reap.


 Day 10:SIEM REAP (B,L,D)

Full day tour of Siem Reap: Angkor Wat at sunrise, Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King, Phimean Akas, Ta Phrom, Ta Keo, Thommanon, Chao Say, Tevoda... O/N in Siem Reap.

Day 11:SIEM REAP - SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS (VIETNAM) (B,L,D). 50’ flight 

Fly to Saigon. Visit to Cu Chi underground tunnels, constructed and used by the Viet Minh and Viet cong during the former wars. O/N in Saigon. 

Day 12:SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B,L,D). 80km one way
Day trip to Mekong delta. Boat cruise on Tien river (a branch of Mekong river) to visit Thoi Son and Phung islands. You have the opportunity to row boats through small canals and visit orchards and gardens of bonsai and tropical fruits. Enjoy tea, honey wine and fruits with a local farmer family. O/N in Saigon.

Day 13:SAIGON - HUE (B,L,D). 1.15 hour flight
Fly to Hue, the last emperor city of Vietnam ended in 1945, a world cultural heritage. Visits to Imperial citadel, Thien Mu pagoda, boat cruise on Perfume river. Visit to mausoleum of former king Tu Duc. Dinner with royal music show is available at your option. O/N in Hue.

Day 14:HUE - HOI AN (B,L,D). 140km
Drive to Hoi An, the ancient town voted a world culture heritage. Visits the architectures of old Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, European... O/N in Hoi An. 

Day 15:DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer to Danang airport for departure (or transit in Saigon).
Note: If the flights between Siem Reap and Danang are more regular, we'll re-arrange the itinerary for you to take this routing (...SIEM REAP - DANANG - HOI AN - HUE - SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA) – it is really convenient and you do not need to transit in Saigon. At present, the flights between Siem Reap and Danang are not very often

 

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