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 21 Days / 20 Nights

21 Days Best of Vietnam - Cambodia - LaosThis 21-day tour takes you to all the top highlights of Indochina, begins in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, continues to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital, and concludes in Luang Prabang, Laos’ heart. This trip combines all the best of the nature, culture, people, and cuisine of three countries Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos.

 

Special Features

  • Enjoy highlights of Hanoi – the old town, street food, natural lakes, ancient pagodas, and top museums
  • Travel to Ninh Binh, which is still referred to as “Halong Bay on Land”
  • Discover Sapa with mountain trekking opportunities, ethnic homestays, and beautiful views
  • Visit the Bac Ha Ethnic Market which still maintains many of the locals’ traditional habits and customs
  • Experience Ha Long Bay, UNESCO listed site with thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea
  • Explore Hue, UNESCO listed site with the Imperial City and 19th-century Citadel, and take a riverboat trip
  • Tour Hoi An, UNESCO listed site with an old town and the beautiful beaches
  • Discover Ho Chi Minh City, the largest and most bustling city in Vietnam
  • Boat throughout My Tho, Ben Tre, Can Tho, Chau Doc of Mekong River Delta to learn about the water-river life of the region’s locals
  • Touring Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital and bustling city of Cambodia
  • Travel to Siem Reap, home to UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat, the amazing Angkor Complex, and the natural Tonle Sap Lake “Great Lake”
  • Visit the unique capital city of Vientiane, which still maintains a vintage beauty with its French colonial architecture and special ethnic minorities
  • Take a trip to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO-listed site, very-known for its ancient capital, a less hurried pace of travel, and a traditional way of life

 

The itinerary is flexible to change anything to suit your needs

Day 1 / Hanoi: Hanoi arrival – Pick up – Meet your tour manager at hotel to go over any your questions – Welcome dinner (D)

Day 2 / Hanoi: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B)

Day 3 / Night Train: Hanoi City Tour – Catch the night train to Sapa (B)

Day 4 / Sapa: Sapa – Trek to Lao Chai – Ta Van Ethnic Village (B, L)

Day 5 / Night Train: Sapa – Bac Ha or Coc Ly Market – Catch night train back Sapa (B, L)

Day 6 / Halong Bay: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship (B, L, D)

Day 7 / Hanoi: Halong Cruise – Hanoi (B, L)

Day 8 / Hue: Hanoi – Free Time – Fly to Hue (a 1hr flight) (B)

Day 9 / Hue: Hue City Tour & Boat Trip (B)

Day 10 / Hoi An: Hue – Hoi An Walking Tour (B)

Day 11 / Hoi An: Hoi An Local Tour by Bike, Boat, Fishing & Cooking Class – Half Day Free to Explore the Old Town & Beach (B, L)

Day 12 / Saigon: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) (a 1hr flight) – City Tour (B)

Day 13 / Chau Doc: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Chau Doc (B)

Day 14 / Phnom Penh: Chau Doc – Speedboat to Phnom Penh – Tour (B)

Day 15 / Siem Reap : Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap (a 1hr flight) – Angkor Wat Tour (B, D)

Day 16 / Siem Reap : Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Temple Complex Tour (B)

Day 17 / Vientiane: Siem Reap – Fly to Vientiane (a 2hrs flight) (B)

Day 18 / Vientiane: Vientiane Tour (B)

Day 19 / Luang Prabang: Vientiane – Fly to Luang Prabang (a 1hr flight) – Tour (B)

Day 20 / Luang Prabang : Luang Prabang Tour (B)

Day 21 / Departure: Luang Prabang – Departure (B)

Trip Package Includes

•  A/C private transfers indicated in the program
•  All intra-flights (all airline taxes & service charges included)
     ∗  HANOI (HAN) – HUE (HUI): a 1hr flight
     ∗  DANANG (DAD) – HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON (SGN): a 1hr flight

     ∗  PHNOM PENH (PNH) – SIEM REAP (REP): a 1hr flight

     ∗  SIEM REAP (REP) – VIENTIANE (VTE): a 2hrs flight

     ∗  VIENTIANE (VTE) – LUANG PRABANG (LPQ): a 1hr flight
•  20 nights of accommodations in memorable, centrally located hotels
    ∗  3 nights Hanoi

    ∗  2 nights on Return Train (Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi)
    ∗  1 night Sapa
    ∗  1 night Halong Bay on the cruise ship
    ∗  2 nights Hue
    ∗  2 nights Hoi An
    ∗  1 night Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

    ∗  1 night Chau Doc

    ∗  1 night Phnom Penh
    ∗  2 nights Siem Reap

    ∗  2 nights Vientiane
    ∗  2 nights Luang Prabang

•  Meal as indicated in the program: B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner
•  Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay (A/C private cabin for 02 persons on the cruise ship)
•  Speedboat and private boat to cruise at all places as indicated in the program
•  All admission costs at places mentioned in the itinerary
•  English-speaking tour guide
•  All entrance fees
•  All taxes & service charges
•  Local sim card for cell phone

 

Trip Package Excludes

•  Other meals and personal expenses that are not noted in the program

•  Trip insurance

Day 1:

Hanoi arrival - Pick up & Check in Hotel - Meet Your Tour Manager - Welcome dinner

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Welcome Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Highlights:

Hanoi

Activities:

Upon your arrival at the airport in Hanoi, look for a greeting board with your name, and our tour guide will escort and transfer you to your hotel in the city center. Today, if time permits, you will have a welcome meeting with the salesperson who contacted you directly via email to go over any questions or changes to your itinerary…and IF YOU HAVE ANY CONCERNS, PLEASE ASK HIM/HER THAT DAY…, followed by dinner at a traditional local restaurant in the heart of Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi

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Day 2:

Hanoi – Ninh Binh - Hanoi

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Boat · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Highlights:

Hoa Lu Tam Coc Bich Dong

Activities:

Breakfast at the hotel, then we travel to Hoa Lu, also known as “Ha Long Bay in Land,” which has a landscape similar to Halong Bay (without the sea but in the rice fields). Depart for Ninh Binh at 8:00 a.m., taking in the rural scenery along the way. Visit the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. Have lunch at a restaurant before taking a rowing boat through the rice fields to Tam Coc (Three Grottoes) and biking to Bich Dong on a country road. Then transfer back to Ha Noi.
Overnight in Hanoi

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Day 3:

Hanoi City Tour – Catch night train to Lao Cai/ Sapa

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Overnight on train

Activities:

This morning we visit the Ho Chi Minh complex and the Temple of Literature then we stop for our lunch in a local fine restaurant. This afternoon, we visit the Ethnology Museum, the West Lake area (Quan Thanh Temple and Tran Quoc Pagoda), Ngoc Son Temple, and Hoan Kiem Lake. We have one hour to travel around the Ancient city to see the daily Life of Hanoi. Enjoy our dinner at the fine restaurant before escorting you to Hanoi Railway Station to catch a night train to Lao Cai/ Sapa.
Overnight on the train.

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Day 4:

Arrival Sapa – Bac Ha Sunday Market

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Lunch · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Sapa

Highlights:

Bac Ha Market

Activities:

The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to pick you up and you will enjoy breakfast at a fine restaurant near Lao Cai Railway Station before driving for 3 hours. This is the largest market in the region, a place where many ethnic groups gather to buy and sell, eat and drink together. There are 10 minority groups in the Bac Ha region. You can buy homemade handicrafts and clothes. In the afternoon you will have a 2-hour trek to Ban Pho village (Flower H’Mong people). In the village, you can have a look at the local houses and understand a little more about their lifestyle and traditional customs. You will have the opportunity to homemade wine from corn. Then transfer you to Sapa to check in the hotel and discover the Sapa night market nearby your hotel.
Trekking distance: 5km
Overnight in Sapa

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Day 5:

Sapa - Trek to Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village – Catch night train back Hanoi

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Overnight on train

Activities:

Breakfast in the hotel and then embark on a lovely trek that will take you along buffalo paths and trails and through several hills tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black Hmong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the valley floor, you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice-terraced fields and scattered villages. Transfer you back to Lao Cai Railway Station for dinner before catching a night train back to Hanoi.
Trekking distance: 10 km
Overnight on train

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Day 6:

Arrival Hanoi – Halong Bay – Cruise & Overnight on a 5-star Cruise Ship

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Lunch · Dinner · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Overnight on a 5-star cruise in Halong Bay

Activities:

At around 5 AM, the train arrives at Hanoi Railway Station. The tour guide will escort you to the hotel to relax until having breakfast.
Around 7:15 am – 7:30 am, our driver will pick you up from the lobby of your hotel to move to Halong Bay.
12:00 Receptionists welcome guests at the Hạ Long International Harbour.
12:30 Captain welcomes guests to cruises by tender. Check-in cruise, whilst enjoying a welcome drink, safety briefing, and check-in cabin.
12:45 Leaving Hạ Long International harbor, discover the Halong Bay – natural wonders of
the world. Have lunch with special foods while cruising through famous sights by
limestone karsts…
14:45 Cruises stops at Bo Nau cave, the core area of the world’s natural heritage. Transfer by
tender to Suprise cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
15:45 Leaving Suprise cave, transfer by tender to the Ti Top island was named by Uncle Ho,
after Gherman Stepanovich Ti Top – the Soviet astronaut who visited in 1962 Enjoy
swimming, relaxing on the beach, or climbing the steps of the Rock to the top of the island.
On the top of the mountain, you can see the corner of magical Halong Bay …
17:00 Back to the cruise. Relax and enjoy the sunset on the sun deck.
Go to the overnight place – Titop 587.
18:00-19:00 HAPPY HOUR – Buy 1 drink get 1 free (wine excluded)
18:30 Enjoy the Vietnamese cooking demonstration
19:00 Have set menu dinner
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment, mini-games (in the dining room), squid
fishing, massage (contact with Cruise manager for service price).
Overnight on a 5-star cruise ship in Halong Bay

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Day 7:

Halong - Hanoi

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Lunch · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hanoi

Highlights:

Luon Cave by kayak

Activities:

06:00 Morning call (if you request).
06:30 Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to Luon cave.
07:00 Enjoy a light breakfast in the restaurant.
08:00 Visit Luon cave by kayak, one of the caves open to the form of beautiful endemic vegetation of Halong Bay. Visit Luon cave by a traditionally woven (bamboo) boat
rowed by a local boatman (public ticket 50.000đ/person).
09:00 Then come back to Athena cruise, relax and check out of the cabin. Please put your luggage outside the door. Our porters will collect and get them ready on the Pier for you. Finally, the cruise disembarks from Hạ Long International harbor.
09:30 Check out the cabin. Enjoy the brunch buffet menu served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after brunch (if you have one).
10:45 Transfer by tender back to Hạ Long International Harbour and disembarkation, then transfer you back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi

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Day 8:

Hanoi - Free Time - Fly to Hue

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · Internal airfare Hanoi-Hue · Hotel in Hue

Highlights:

Hue

Activities:

Today it is free time for you to explore Hanoi until catching a short flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, pick up and check into the hotel. Overnight in Hue

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Day 9:

Hue City Tour & Boat Trip

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Boat · Hotel in Hue

Activities:

This morning you will make your way down to the Perfume River to embark on a riverboat journey. You will visit the Thien Mu pagoda (the Pagoda of the Heavenly Lady). After that, you can continue to the elaborate Tu Duc tombs of the Nguyen emperors. On return, you will visit Dong Ba market.
Overnight in Hue

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Day 10:

Hue – Hoi An Walking Tour

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hoi An

Activities:

You will travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Hoi An. On the way, you will also visit the Cham museum, My Khe Beach, and the marble village. In the afternoon you will enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town with its narrow, winding streets, visiting the Fukien Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tan Ky house, the Japanese covered bridge, the Hoi An Museum, and the handicraft workshops. After that, you will have free time to go shopping, to the nearby beach, or even have some clothes made which can be picked up the very next day.
Overnight in Hoi An

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Day 11:

Hoi An Local Tour by Biking, Boat, Fishing & Cooking Class – Half Day is Free

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Lunch · Boat · Boat · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Hoi An

Activities:

After breakfast, a short bicycle competency test will be given. For those uncomfortable with a pushbike, then other methods of transport can be arranged. The tour starts by cycling along level ground to the Thu Bon River to visit a local fishing village.

Ride along country lanes viewing local life and pause to see farmers toiling in their rice fields. Peddle your way through palm forests, across bridges and fields of water buffalo…Take a short break with a local family at Cam Thanh Village before enjoying a 30-45 minutes ride on a Traditional Basket Boat (round boat) in the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Learn how to sail the basket boat and spend your time catching fish and “purple crabs” in the canal. Continue biking to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village where a large variety of vegetables are produced for the local community. At the village, you will be shown environmentally sustainable practices which the local villagers have used for centuries.  Have lunch with a local family.
Overnight in Hoi An

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Day 12:

Hoi An – Fly to Saigon – Saigon Tour

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Internal air ticket Danang-Saigon · Hotel in Saigon

Activities:

After our breakfast at the hotel, we catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh City/ Saigon, upon arrival in Saigon, pick up and transfer you to the hotel. Then, we take sightseeing in Saigon City. The sightseeing tour acquaints us with the city’s major sights as the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Old Saigon Post Office. After seeing the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale.
Ovenright in Saigon

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Day 13:

Saigon – Mekong Delta – My Tho – Chau Doc

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Boat · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Chau Doc

Activities:

8 AM Pick up in hotel lobby. Mekong Delta boat trip to My Tho and Ben Tre, famous for small wooden boats, sweet candy, and local folk songs. Then we head to Chau Doc.
Overnight in Chau Doc

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Day 14:

Chau Doc – Speedboat to Phnom Penh - Tour

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Speed boat · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Phnom Penh

Activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, we board a speed boat to Phnom Penh, departing Vietnam at 7:00 a.m. When you arrive in Phnom Penh, you will be met and transferred to our hotel to check in and relax. In the afternoon, we begin the tour with the Silver Pagoda, which is located in the Royal Palace Enclosure and the Royal Garden. Following that, we go to the National Museum, which was built in the Khmer style in the 1920s and houses a large collection of Khmer art. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

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Day 15:

Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Tour

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Internal airfare Phnom Penh-Siem Reap · Hotel in Siem Reap

Highlights:

Angkor Wat

Activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, our driver will pick you up and take you to the airport to catch our short flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, our driver will pick you up and take you to the hotel. This afternoon, we’ll go to Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is about six kilometers north of Siem Reap and six kilometers south of Angkor Thom. Angkor Wat was constructed during the first half of the 12th century (113 – 5BC). It is the largest and best preserved Angkor Group monument, as well as an architectural masterpiece. It is one of the world’s finest monuments due to its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, reliefs, and sculpture. We will watch the sunset from the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng at the end of the afternoon. Buffet Dinner and enjoy Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant.
Overnight in Siem Reap

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Day 16:

Siem Reap – Angkor Thom - Angkor Temple Complex Tour

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in Siem Reap

Activities:

Today, we take our trip to visit the amazing temples complex of Angkor, including Angkor Thom and Angkor Temple Complex. Overnight in Siem Reap

 

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Day 17:

Siem Reap – Fly to Vientiane

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · Internal airfare Siem Reap-Vientiane · Hotel in Vientiane

Highlights:

Vientiane

Activities:

Today we leave Siem Reap for Vientiane, Laos on a short flight. Upon arrival to Vientiane, you are met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. The rest time is free.
Overnight in Vientiane

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Day 18:

Vientiane Tour

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fee · Hotel in Vientiane

Activities:

This easygoing city and temple tour begins at Vat Sisaket, one of the oldest temples in Vientiane, featuring over 6,840 remarkable Buddha images. Next up is the stunning Ho Phra Keo, the famous That Luang Stupa and Anousavari, or the Victory Gate inspired by L’ Arc de Triomphe in France. Our last stop is at the Talaat Sao (Morning Market), where you can find hundreds of shops selling superior silk weaving, metalwork, and woodcarving pieces. After lunch, visit the surroundings of Vientiane including Buddha Park, and Ban Nong Bouathong weaving village, and enjoy a stroll along the Mekong River at sunset.
Overnight in Vientiane

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Day 19:

Vientiane – Fly to Luang Prabang – Elephant Camp Tour

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · Internal airfare Siem Reap-Luang Prabang · Hotel in Luang Prabang

Highlights:

Laos Elephant Camp

Activities:

Today, we leave Siem Reap for Luang Prabang by a short flight. Upon arrival at Luang Prabang, you are met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. Then, if time permits, we enjoy all of Laos Elephant Camp.
Ovenright in Luang Prabang

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Day 20:

Luang Prabang Tour

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · Boat · All entrance fees · Hotel in Luang Prabang

Activities:

In the morning: Local market, National Museum (formerly the Royal Palace), the temple of Wat Mai and Wat Visoun, Wat Aham, Wat Xieng Thong In the afternoon: Boat trip on the Mekong River.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

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Day 21:

Luang Prabang – Departure

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast

Highlights:

Airport transfer

Activities:

You have free time to explore Luang Prabang until it is time for our driver to pick up and transfer you to the airport to catch your flight back home or your next destination.