Tastes of Indochina
Halong Bay Vietnam

Tastes of Indochina

Overview


The Tastes of Indochina is designed for the travelers to sample different tourist highlights of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos in 12 days/11 nights.

The trip starts in Siem Reap home to the Temples of Angkor and finishes in Luang Phabang, the Royal Capital City of Laos. The tour covers 05 World Heritage Sites including: the Temples of Angkor, Hoi An Old Town, Hue Imperial Citadel, Ha Long Bay and Luang Phabang.

The pace of travel is easy. There is a lot of free time for the traveler to discover the place at their own pace.

Accommodation for the tour can range from adventure hotels to luxurious 5-star hotels and resorts depending on individual requests. On the tour, we’ll use airplanes, private tourist boat, A/C car/bus.

“Taste more of Indochina in less time!”


Day1    Arrive in Siem Reap (no meal)
Day2    Siem Reap (B)
Day3    Siem Reap – Sai Gon (VN828:1820-1920) (B)
Day4    Sai Gon City Tour (½ day)/Free afternoon (B)
Day5    Sai Gon – Da Nang – Hoi An (VN324:1120-1230)/Free at leisure (B)
Day6    Hoi An - Hue  (B)
Day7    Hue – Ha Noi (VN244:1440-1550) (B)
Day8    Ha Noi City Tour (1/2 Day)/Free afternoon  (B)
Day9    Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi  (B/L)
Day10    Ha Noi - Vientiane (VN841:0825-0930)/Vientiane - Luang Phabang (QV103: 1700-1740) (B)
Day11    Luang Phabang (B)
Day12    Depart Luang Prabang (B)

Inclusions
  • English speaking guide as in the program
  • Transportation with air-conditioned vehicles as in the program
  • Airlines tickets for Siem Reap- Sai Gon – Da Nang/ Hue – Ha Noi – Vientiane – Luang Phabang
  • Tourist boat the Perfume  River in Hue, Ha Long Bay and for the Mekong River in Luang Phabang
  • Twin-sharing accommodations as in the program
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary: (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • All entrance fees & permits during the guided times as in the program
 
Exclusions
  • Airfares except for those mentioned in the inclusions above and all airport taxes
  • Early check-ins and late check-outs at each hotel
  • Visa fees (Please note that for Cambodia, Laos you can obtain visa upon arrival on the border or airport without any need for prior arrangements.)
  • Personal travel insurance (Compulsory)
  • Personal expenses such as bar, telephone & laundry bills.

Itinerary


Day1    Arrive in Siem Reap (no meal)
Arriving at Siem Reap, welcomed at the airport by our tour guide and transferred to the hotel.

Day2    Siem Reap (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning tour of Angkor Thom – the South Gate and the enigmatic Bayon Temple in the center of Angkor Thom.
Walking tour further to the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King, Royal Enclosure and the Phimeanakas.
Travel back to Siem Reap for refreshment.

Afternoon tour of the celebrated Angkor Wat. Have 2 to 3 hours for a guided tour, including free time to explore the upper levels of the Angkor Wat Temple.

Late afternoon, travel to Phnom Bakheng to climb to the hilltop temple for the stunning sunset view over the countryside and Angkor Temples.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day3    Siem Reap – Sai Gon (VN828:1820-1920) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Take a long morning tour through the countryside to visit Banteay Srey with some of the most impressive deep sculptures, continue onto Banteay Samre.

In the afternoon, take a trip to visit Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm (embraced by roots and creepers) and Takeo, then travel back to Siem Reap Airport for the flight to Saigon. Meet the tour guide in Saigon and travel to the hotel.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day4    Sai Gon City Tour (½ day)/Free afternoon (B)

Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit the War Remnants Museum, Binh Tay market (located in the heart of China town) and Thien Hau pagoda. The Reunification Palace reminds us some historical memories of the past. We'll drive around to the Emperor of Jade Temple, the Cathedral, the General Post Office, the Municipal Theater - the former Parliament Building, then travel back to the hotel.

Have the afternoon relaxing at our own pace.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day5    Sai Gon – Da Nang – Hoi An (VN324:1120-1230)/Free at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Free at leisure until having a transfer back to the airport for the flight to Da Nang. Meet the tour guide in Da Nang and travel to Hoi An Ancient Town. After checking into the hotel, we’ll have relaxing free time. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day6    Hoi An - Hue  (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Travel through the countryside to Hue Imperial City.
Arriving in Hue, check into the hotel and have time for refreshment. In the afternoon, have a cruise on the scenic Perfume River to visit the heavenly Thien Mu Pagoda and King Tu Duc’s Tomb.
Travel back to the hotel.
Overnight in Hue.

Day7    Hue – Ha Noi (VN244:1440-1550) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have a tour of Hue Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba Market. Then have time for refreshment.
In the afternoon, we’ll transfer you back to Phu Bai Airport for your flight to Hanoi-The Capital City of Peace.

Meet our tour guide at Noi Bai Airport and travel to the hotel.
Free time at leisure.
Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day8    Ha Noi City Tour (1/2 Day)/Free afternoon  (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Our morning tour starts with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace; this whole area reminds you some parts of the Vietnamese history and the most revered man of the nation.
Then we’ll visit the Temple of Literature - 1st University of Vietnam and the Ngoc Son temple. We’ll have a walking tour of the Old Quarter and free time for shopping in the narrow hustling bustling streets of the Old Town which dated back from the 11th century.

In the afternoon, enjoy free time at leisure.
Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day9    Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi  (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive 170 km(3.5 hours) from Ha Noi through the heart of the Red River Delta where you'll see many farmers tilling their green fields to Ha Long City.

Upon arrival, we board our private boat for 5 hour cruise on the pristine emerald water of Ha Long Bay. The cruise brings us through many green limestone islands which offer hidden caves.
We enjoy the local fresh seafood for lunch on board the boat, then join our car for the trip back to Ha Noi.
Enjoy free time at leisure. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day10    Ha Noi - Vientiane (VN841:0825-0930)/Vientiane - Luang Phabang (QV103: 1700-1740) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Arriving at Vientiane Airport, you’ll be welcomed by our tour guide and transferred to the city of Vientiane. Starting the tour of Vientiane with Vat Sisaket, with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues, Vat Prakeo, Vat Simuang, the That Luang Monument and Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe, the Patouxai Monument. And then we’ll visit a state-owned workshop producing ceramics, woodcarving, bronze and copper work as well as traditional Lao musical instruments.

In the afternoon, transfer back to the airport for the flight to the Royal Capital of Luang Phabang, a World Heritage Site.
Overnight in Luang Phabang.

Day11    Luang Phabang full day at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day free at leisure.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day12    Depart Luang Prabang (B)
Have free time at leisure until having a transfer back to the airport for your departure. We trust you enjoyed your holiday in Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos with Private Tour Vietnam.