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Indochina Tours


Grand Indochina
(Vietnam - Cambodia & Laos Combination)

Duration:       23 days - 22 nights
Departure:     Daily                                                               
Start From:   
Hanoi or Reverse                
Destinations:  Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Danang - Hoian – Myson -Nhatrang
                     Saigon – Mekong – Phnompenh – SiemReap – Angkor Wat – Vientiane –                     XiengKhouang -Luang Prabang
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This program combines the hidden charm of Vietnam and the mystical treasures of Angkor in Cambodia & the untouched Laos with a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and traditional lifestyle found throughout the Mekong Delta. The whole tour is accompanied by experienced, local, guides.

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BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrive Hanoi
Day 02: Hanoi city tour – Night train to Sapa
Day 03: Sapa Discovery
Day 04: Sapa – CanCau Market – Night train back to Hanoi
Day 05: Hanoi – Discover Halong Bay on an overnight Junk
Day 06: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night train to Hue
Day 07: Hue, Visit old citadel & Boat trip on Perfume River
Day 08: Hue – Danang – Hoian, Visit the Ancient town
Day 09: Hoian – Myson Discovery –  Train to Nha Trang
Day 10: Nhatrang – Relax on the beach
Day 11: Nhatrang – Boat trip to islands – Ho Chi Minh
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City tour
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – CanTho
Day 14: CanTho – CaiRang Floating Market – ChauDoc
Day 15: ChauDoc – Phnom Penh by boat, City tour
Day 16: PhnomPenh – Fly to Siem Reap, Discover Angkor Temples
Day 17: SiemReap - Angkor Wat Discovery
Day 18: Siem Reap – Fly to Vientiane, City tour
Day 19: Vientiane – Xieng Khouang
Day 20: Xiang Khouang – Luang Prabang
Day 21: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou
Day 22: Luang Prabang Tour
Day 23: Luang Prabang – Departure
 

PRICE: MAXIMUM 2700 US$/Person

Price is quoted in US dollars per person based on Dbl/Twin sharing room and applied for the private tour for group from 2 people. For group from 3 people, please contact us for better price. 

 

Price includes:

- Accommodation with daily breakfast bases on twin/double sharing rooms.

- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

- All airport – hotel transfers, tour transportation by private car, and with escorted guides.

- All 4 internal flights: Nhatrang – Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh – Siem Reap,

                              Siem Reap – Vientiane, Vientiane - XiengKhouang (Y Class)

- All train tickets in soft berth sharing cabin with A/C: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi, Hanoi – Hue,
  Dannang - Nhatrang

- Overnight cruise 2 days/ 1 night in Halong Bay on Bai Tho Junk or similar

- Boat trips as mentioned in the programs

- Local English speaking tour guides

- All entrance fees and permits where applicable

- 2 bottles of mineral water per person per touring day

 

Price excludes:

- Meals that not mentioned in the program.

- Travel insurance

- Vietnam visa (Visa permit: 15 US$/Person + Stamp fee: 25 US$/Person at airport)

- Cambodia visa (get at airport on arrival at 20 US$/Person)

- Laos visa (get at airport on arrival at 30 US$/Person)

- International flight and departure tax

- Tipping, drinks and other personal expenses

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DETAIL PROGRAM:

 

Day 01: Arrive Hanoi

Arrive at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you will be met by your tour guide o­n the other side of Immigration/Baggage check. A brief orientation drive is given o­n the way to your hotel.
Enjoy a few hours of rest or explore the surroundings on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: No included.

 

Day: Hanoi city tour – Night train to Sapa

For the early risers, may we suggest a stroll along the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake where each morning around 6am, groups of locals gather to do their exercises along the lovely tree lined promenade. You may cross over the red bridge at the north end to Ngoc Son Temple and the Tortoise Tower which are o­n a small island.
After breakfast, you will have a full day to see the city so good walking shoes are a must. The visit includes:
- Temple of Literature, built in 11th Century and the country’s first University
- Ho Chi Minh’s (HCM) Mausoleum and Presidential Palace
- HCM’s Stilt House
- O­ne Pillar Pagoda
- Ethnology Museum
- Opera House
- Hoa Lo prison which is also known as the “Hanoi Hilton”
- West Lake & Pagoda,
Take a Cyclo ride through the Old Town before attending a Water Puppet show this evening and have a leisure dinner on your own while waiting for the night train departing at around 9.15pm to Lao Cai. Overnight o­n the train in an air conditioned sharing 4 soft berths cabin.

Note: If you wish to have a private cabin for 2 people, please add additional 60 US$/person for the round trip.
Meals: Breakfast

 

Day 03: Sapa Discovery

The train will arrive around 6:00AM at Lao Cai station, near the border of China, and you will be met by your local guide & driver for the 38 mile drive to Sapa, the premier destination of northwest Vietnam.
Enjoy your breakfast while waiting for hotel check-in, catch a few hours of rest or venture out to discover the charming town and ethic minority groups of Sapa.

Then take a guided trip to discover the nature as well as different culture of hill tribal people. Up and down hill from village to villages around Lao Chai and Ta Van area which is decorated by terraced-fields and the house of H'mong, Red Zao and Zay people.
Great opportunity for taking photos of breathtaking landscapes, meeting friendly hill-tribe people at home and work...and get to understand their tradition and customs.

Enjoy the lunch prepared by the guide in a local family.

Late afternoon, return to Sapa by private car/jeep. Overnight in Sapa.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch (we will include breakfast at the hotel this morning to make it easier).

 

Day 04: Sapa Discovery – Night train back to Hanoi

Today you will begin with a walking tour of Sapa market, then down the valley to the nearest picturesque village of Cat Cat.
You need to be back to the hotel for the noon time check –out. Leave your luggage with the porter until time to depart for Lao Cai for the night train back to Hanoi.
Afternoon, explore the surrounding o­n your own or take an excursion to the Silver Waterfall or “Thac Bac”, a little further beyond the waterfall is the beautiful mountain range known as “Heaven’s Gate.”

We will include a room at a guest house or mini hotel in late afternoon in Laocai town for your to have a shower or refreshment and you will have time for your own dinner before getting on the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight o­n train in an air conditioned cabin.
Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 05: Hanoi – Discover Halong Bay on an overnight Junk

You will be met by your guide early this morning at Hanoi’s railway station. After breakfast you will have a 3 hour car ride along the country side of the Red River Delta to the UNESCO world’s heritage site of Halong Bay.
An old style Vietnamese junk cruise is waiting your arrival and will set sail at noon today. Lunch will be served o­n board amidst spectacular views of the bay.
Today you will visit o­ne of the largest caves in Halong Bay and included is a beach stop where perhaps you may want to take a swim or dip in the water of the South China Sea.
Tonight enjoy a fresh seafood dinner o­n board your junk. Overnight o­n junk on the bay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

 

Day 06: Halong Bay Discovery – Hanoi – Night train to Hue

Participate in Tai Chi o­n the top deck or simply watch the sunrise over the magnificent bay. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or juice before setting out to a near- by cave by row boat. Watch for monkeys high o­n the cliff tops. After the cave trip you return back to the junk, and have breakfast, while sailing around Bay Tu Long bay where the movie “Indochine” was filmed.
Your cruise will end at noon after having lunch on board and you will be met by your guide & driver for the trip back to Hanoi. There is a short stop en-route to visit Dong Chieu Ceramic Factory.  

After arrival to your hotel, you may do more sightseeing, catch up o­n your shopping or just relax until the transfer to the train station for the night train to Hue. Overnight o­n the train in an air conditioned sharing 4 soft berths cabin.
Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

 

Day 07: Hue, Visit old citadel & Boat trip on Perfume River

Hue is the former capital city of Vietnam in the 17th & 18th century. Hue has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Upon arrival, you will be met by your guide for the hotel transfer and breakfast.

After few hours to refreshment, there will be a short drive to the Imperial City for a visit to the Royal Palace and beautiful Royal Buildings.
Have your own lunch at a restaurant that serves local treats.
After lunch, you will embark o­n a drive to the countryside, through scenic villages and green rice fields to reach the Emperor Ming Mang’s tomb. It is o­ne of the most beautiful of all Emperors tombs, in a complex of pavilions, temple, courtyards and lakes.
From here you will take a boat trip o­n the peaceful Perfume River to get back to Hue City.
Overnight in Hue.
Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 08: Hue – Danang – Hoian, Visit the Ancient town

After breakfast, you will have a four hour drive over the scenic Hai Van pass along the coast to the small & beautiful ancient town of Hoi An, by the bank of Thu Bon River. You will have a short stop in Lang Co beach for refreshment and visit Cham Sculpture museum, China beach and Marble Mountain in Danang before continue the drive to Hoian.    
Hotel check-in upon arrival in Hoi An, then o­n to your own lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will have a guided tour to see the interesting sights of this ancient city. Some hundreds years ago, this town thrived o­n trading with the Chinese, Japanese and Spanish. You will visit a historical Old House, Japanese Covered Bridge, Old Temple and Silk Factory.
Overnight in Hoian
Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 09: Hoian – Myson Discovery – Night train to Nhatrang

Morning, take a discovery trip to Myson, 40km from Hoian, for admiring great architectural and art works of the Cham people & the Towers. Having a brief understanding of the history, culture for which Myson was recognized the World Cultural Heritage.
After the visit to Myson, drive directly to the train station in Danang city for the early afternoon train to Nhatrang. It will be a great experience to see the spectacular view of the coastal lines, countryside and the local life of the centre Vietnam from the train windows.
Arrive in Nhatrang at around 22.pm; you will be met by the guide at the train station for the transfer to the hotel and for the check-in. Overnight in Nhatrang.

Meal: Breakfast.

 

Day 10: Nhatrang – Relax on the beach

Nha Trang has o­ne of the most popular beaches in all of Vietnam, with clear turquoise water and a backdrop of mountains. The coconut palms provide shelter along most of the 6 km beachfront. Enjoy your free time on the beach. Overnight in Nhatrang.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 11: Nhatrang – Boat trip to islands – Ho Chi Minh

You will have one day boat trip. Firstly we will go to Mun Island, the best site for snorkeling where you will see lots of live colorful corals and fish. Relax, sunbath and swim at Tam island.

Have lunch on the island, and then visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island where you will have chance to see the life of the many sea species of Nhatrang Ocean in this aquarium. Return to the hotel in at about 16.00, take the luggage and drive to the airport for the late afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

 

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City tour

Although Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon) is a big and chaotic metropolis, but this makes your discovering the city are unique. Nice colonial center, with broad promenades and squares, and some French influence buildings that should not be missed. There are also many nice temples and pagodas. Another of the things visitors should not miss is popular markets - a great place to taste the local food specialties. Our stops in this city tour inclusive Reunification Palace, War Museum, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral, Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda, on the way back we visit bustling China Town, and Ben Thanh Market.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Meal: Breakfast

 

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong – CanTho

After breakfast in the hotel, we depart for Caibe in the Mekong delta passing the lush countryside. Upon arrival at Caibe, embark a private boat to cruise around Caibe Floating Market to see local people selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process... After lunch at a local family taking a cruise along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 3 pm, the boat will arrive at Vinh Long, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. Then transfer to Can Tho City, the heart of Mekong delta for overnight.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

 

Day 14: CanTho – CaiRang Floating Market – ChauDoc

Leave the hotel in early morning to catch the famous CaiRang Floating Market in its busiest time. Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by boat, we will see market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice-husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Then continue traveling to ChauDoc, the border with Cambodia. Check in hotel on arrival. Late afternoon, visit the Sam Mountain to enjoy the breath-taking view on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border with flat rice fields and nice canals, visit caved pagoda. Overnight in ChauDoc.

Meal: Breakfast.

 

Day 15: ChauDoc – PhnomPenh by boat, City tour

After breakfast, get on speed boat to Phnom Penh which will take around 5 hours, going back one of the arms of the Mekong. Arrival and have your own lunch.

In the afternoon, visits of the city, in particular of the National Museum, rich art of Khmer, of the Silver Pagoda, inserted in the fencing of the Royal Palace, Preahkeo Morokot and Central Market. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Meals: Breakfast.

 

Day 16: PhnomPenh – Fly to SiemReap, Discover Angkor Wat

Depart Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a 40 minute flight in the morning.

We will discover the Angkor complex, luminous understood them of the great reign Khmer, is one of more important testimonies that the human genius knew to create in the field of the limbs, the architecture and the urban planning. We visit Banteay Srey (40km from Siem Reap town), means "citadel of the women". But is appellation refers to the delicate beauty of the caving. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art. Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

Day 17: SiemReap - Angkor Wat Discovery

Breakfast at hotel, then visit the Angkor Thom: South Gate, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of Leper King and Phimean Akas temple. Hav your own lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue to visit famous temple of Angkor Wat with enjoying sunset from top of Bakheng Hill. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsaras show and overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

 

Day 18: Siem Reap – Fly to Vientiane, City tour

After breakfast, the driver will take you to the airport for the morning flight to Vientiane.

On arrival at the airport in Vientiane, you are met and transferred to our centrally located hotel. After a short rest, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket with 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 and sacred structure of That Luang stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patouxai which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triomphe. Overnight in Vientiane.

Meal: Breakfast.

 

Day 19: Vientiane – Xieng Khouang

A short morning flight to XiengKhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit the “Plan of Jars “an impressive archeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. We also have time, this afternoon seeing the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Overnight in Phonesavanh.

Meal: Breakfast.    

 

Day 20: Xiang Khouang – Luang Prabang

Visit the market before leaving XiengKhouang to Luang Prabang by road 262km, the world heritage city. It is the good road, mountainous and beautiful nature. Some stops in the villages of Hmong along the road. Up arrival visit the Mont Phousi, the beautiful view of the city and surrounded by the NamKhan and the Mekong River. Enjoy the sunset and overnight in Luang Prabang. 

Meal: Breakfast.

 

Day 21: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou

Today, we enjoy a short guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple and the magnificent Wat XiengThong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground. Which represent the classical architecture of LuangPrabang temple. We then embark on 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 Xang Hai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in LuangPrabang.

Meal: Breakfast.

 

Day 22: Luang Prabang tour

Visit 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. Visit wat Mai, wat Visoun, wat Phoutthabat and the handicraft of Posa paper at Ban SanKhong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meal: Breakfast.

 

Day 23: Luang Prabang – Depart for Bangkok

Drive 28Km from the city, visit Kuangsi water falls and visit the Villages surrounding: Ban ThaPene and then transfer to airport for your departure flight for Bangkok for your next destination.
 

HOTEL (3+4 STARS)

Place

Hotel

Notes

Hanoi

Indochina Hotel -3*

or similar

1 night

Sapa

Royal View Hotel -3*

or similar

1 night

Halong

Bai Tho Junk

or similar

1 night

Hue

Camellia Hotel -4*

or similar

1 night

Hoian

Long Life Hotel -3*

or similar

1 night

Nhatrang

Asia Paradise Hotel -3*

or similar

2 nights

Ho Chi Minh

Saigon Boutique Hotel -3* or similar

2 nights

CanTho

Nink Kieu II Hotel -3*

or similar

1 night

ChauDoc

Chau Pho Hotel -3*

or similar

1 night

PhnomPenh

Castle Hotel -4*

or similar

1 night

Siem Reap

Steung SiemReap Hotel 4* or similar

2 nights

Vientiane

Lanexang or Asian Pavillion Hotel -3*

1 night

Xieng Khouang

Ancient LuangPrabang or Manolack Hotel -3*

1 night

Luang Prabang

PhouPhaDeng or PhouChan  Duangkeo-3*

3 nights

Other hotels will be arranged on request.
 

FLIGHT/TRAIN SCHEDULE

From - To

Flight/Train

Class

Time

Notes

Nhatrang-HCM

VN455

Y

18.55-19.50

 

PhnomPenh-SiemReap

FT992

Y

09.30-10.10

 

SiemReap-Vientiane

QV622

Y

09.45-11.45

 

Vientiane-XiengKhouang

QV410

Y

12.40-13.10

 

Hanoi-Sapa


Livitran or Royal Train

Y

09.15-06.00

1 night

Sapa-Hanoi

Y

08.15-05.00

1 night

Hanoi-Hue

SE1 Train

Y

19.00-08.00

1 night

Danang-Nhatrang

SE3 Train

Y

13.05-21.51

9 hours

 

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Hanoi, Halong Bay, MaiChau, Sapa, NinhBinh, PhongNha, DMZ, Hue, Danang, Hoian, NhaTrang, DaLat, PhanThiet-MuiNe, Saigon, Mekong Delta , PhuQuoc, CuChi Tunnels, CaoDai Temple

 

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