Pearl Of Indochina - 15 days / 14 nights
Few regions on earth can match the natural and cultural wonders of old Indochina. Discover it on this unique itinerary, a National Geographic Adventure Trip of the Year award winner that brings together our favorite Southeast Asia paddling destinations into a single diverse trip. We begin in the lagoons, caves and islets of Vietnam's Ha Long Bay. Moving on to Laos, explore entrancing Luang Prabang. The finale? One of the world's most stunning cultural treasures, the fabulous temples and ruins of Angkor Wat
After breakfast, transfer to ariport flight to Luangprabang QV 101# (10:40 – 11:20). Upon arrival, transfer to a hotel. Afternoon explore beautiful town, visiting Wat Visounalat, known as “the Watermelon Stupa”; the ornate Wat Mai; and Wat Xieng Thong, an exquisite 400 – year – old royal monastery complex. Late afternoon, climb Phousi Hill, with its derelict anti – aircraft gun and revered shrine, to view the sunset over the Mekong and mountains beyond. Overnight in Luangprabang.
Early morning see long lines of barefoot monk in procession through the streets of Luang Prabang. Afterwards travel up the Mekong by motor boat to the Pak Ou Caves, a mystical pigrimage site above the river. Over the past five centuries, kings, princes, merchants, and peasants have come to the caves to worship, leaving behind more than 3,000 statues of the Buddha. Picnic lunch. Late afternoon, return to Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
|Day 1: BANGKOK - LUANGPRABANG
Morning visit the Royal Palace, now the National Museum, continue visit to H’mong ang K’hmu villages, a weaving village and the Khouang Si Falls. Late Morning, return to the town and Lunch in restaurant. Then transfer to the airport for your flight to Vientaine. Fly Luang Prabang to Vientaine on QV #106 (17:00 – 17:30). Overnight in Vientiane.
Morning city tour including the Great Sacred Stupa – That Luang, Wat Phra Keow, Wat Sisaket and the Arc de triomphe and the Morning Market Transfer to the airport for departure flight to Ha Noi. On arrival, meet and transfer to hotel. Evening enjoy water puppet show. All puppets are made of woods, moving on the water following the rhythm of live folk music. Fire crackers, smoke, fire and lights make it more picturesque. Overnight in Hanoi.
Morning city tour of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his house, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Temple of Literature. Afternoon transfer to Ha Long Bay (170km-4 hours). Check in hotel. Overnight in Halong
Morning boat cruise on Ha Long Bay, World Heritage Site. Visit Wooden Head Cave, Heaven Palace Cave, and the thousands of grottoes rising on the sea in different shapes. Afternoon drive back to Hanoi.
Morning roaming around Hanoi Old street to explore Hanoi by your own (suggest to take a cyclo) Transfer to airport for flight to HUE VN247 @12:20-13:00. Afternoon visit the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, boat ride along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. Overnight in Hue.
| Day 3: LUANGPRABANG – VIENTIANE
Morning drive to Danang via beautiful Hai Van Pass, stop at Lang Co Beach for sightseeing. On arrival Danang, visit to Cham Museum, Marble Mountains, stone carving village on the foot of the mountains. Continue to Hoi An. Check in hotel in Hoi An.
Morning walking tour Hoian Ancient Town, most famous World Culture Heritage in Vietnam, visit an ancient town dated back from 16th century. Visit Japanese Bridge, Phuoc Kien Temple, the Old Houses, Hoi An Museum and Hoi An market. Afternoon free at leisure at the beach or shopping in town. Overnight in Hoi An.
| Day 8: HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN
Transfer to airport for Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival HCMC, meet and transfer to hotel. Afternoon city tour of Saigon includes Reunification Hall, War Remnants Museum and the Ben Thanh Market and China Town & Thien Hau Temple. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
| Day10: HOIAN - DANANG - HO CHI MINH
Full day excursion to visit Cu Chi underground tunnels, which is legendary during American – Vietnam War. You will discover how Vietnamese guerillar lived and fought underground. Before noon continue to Cao Dai Great Temple in Tay Ninh province to see the main ceremony of the day with colorful dressed monks
| Day11: HO CHI MINH CITY: Cu Chi tunnels & Cao Dai Great Temple
Excursion to Mekong Delta: morning drive to My Tho, the upper town of the Mekong Delta. Boat cruises to orchid garden, visit the farmer’s house, enjoy southern traditional music show, learn how the local produce “coconut candy”, experienced the small boat along the narrow cannels.
| Day12: HO CHI MINH: Mekong Delta
Last minute shopping before transfer to airport for departure flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, Arrive Siem Reap – meet with guide for transfer to hotel. The same afternoon, tour to Small Circuit including Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda.. Overnight Siem Reap. Overnight Siem Reap.
Early morning, view sunrise at Angkor Wat. Transfer to hotel for breakfast. The same morning visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon visit to the World Seventh Wonder of the Magical temple City of Angkor Wat until view sunset at Phnom Bakheng. Overnight Siem Reap.
| Day13: HO CHI MINH DEPARTURE
Morning visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan, Baksei Chamkrong and South Gate of Angkor Thom. free at leisure or additional Siem Reap sightseeing until transfer for departure flight to Bangkok and connect with your flight home
| Day15: SIEM REAP – BANGKOK
TOUR NAME: Pearl Of Indochina - 15 days / 14 nights
TOUR CODE: AAINDO-07
TOUR DURATION: 15 Days / 14 Nights
TOUR PRICE: 0
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Tour Price Include:
. Hotel accommodations with breakfasts
. Domestic flights: LPQ-VTE & HAN/HUI & DAD-SGN
. Ground transportation on tour with English / French speaking guide
. All transfers: airport-hotel-airport and excursion transfers.
. Boat rental fee for tour per applicable program
. Admission fees to tour sites throughout
. Visa assistance
Tour Price Exclude:
. Visa fee (Cambodia and Laos visa available on arrival, Cambodia: US$20 & Laos: US$30)
. Meals and drinks.
. International air tickets VTE-HAN//SGN-REP ($250)
. Airport tax departure (US$14 in Hanoi, US$10 in Vientiane and US$15 in Siem Reap) and domestic airport tax in Siem Reap (US$ 5)
. Personal expenses such as meals, camera fee to tour sites
. All other accounts are not mentioned in the above inclusion.
. All kinds of tips.