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 10 Days / 9 Nights

10 Days Best of Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos

The trip will take you to the best of UNESCO-listed sites and beaches as well as enjoy the most unique local & street food specialties of Indochina

 

Special Features

•  Visit all highlights of Hanoi, including street food, old towns, natural lakes, ancient pagodas, top museums

•  Experience Ha Long Bay, UNESCO listed site with thousands of limestone islands rising out of the sea

•  Tour Hoi An, UNESCO listed site with an old town and the beautiful beaches

•  Explore Hue, UNESCO listed site with the Imperial City and 19th-century Citadel, and take a riverboat trip

•  Discover Ho Chi Minh City, the largest and most bustling city in Vietnam

•  Travel to Siem Reap, home to UNESCO-listed Angkor Wat, the amazing Angkor Complex, and the natural Tonle Sap Lake “Great Lake”

•  Take a trip to Laos, a less hurried pace of travel, a traditional way of life, and a haven for eco-tours

 

The itinerary is flexible to change anything to suit your needs

  • Day 1 / Hanoi: Hanoi Arrival – Pick up & Check in hotel – Hanoi City Tour
  • Day 2 / Hue: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Boat Trip – Fly to Hue (a 1hr flight) (B, L)
  • Day 3 / Hoi An: Hue City Tour & Boat Trip – Transfer to Hoi An (B)
  • Day 4 / Ho Chi Minh City/ Saigon: Hoi An Bike – Boat – Fishing – Cooking Class & Walking Tour – Fly to Saigon (a 1hr flight) (B)
  • Day 5 / Saigon: Saigon – Mekong Delta – My Tho – Ben Tre Boat Trip – Saigon (B)
  • Day 6 / Siem Reap: Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Siem Reap (a 1hr 20min flight)- Tour (B, D)
  • Day 7 / Siem Reap: Angkor Temples Tour (B)
  • Day 8 / Luang Prabang: Tonle Sap Lake Floating Village Tour – Fly to Luang Prabang (a 1hr 55min flight) (B)
  • Day 9 / Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang Full Day Tour (B)
  • Day 10 / Departure: Luang Prabang – Fly back Home(B)

Trip Package Includes

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

     ∗  HO CHI MINH CITY/SAIGON (SGN) – SIEM REAP (REP): a 1hr 20min flight

     ∗  SIEM REAP (REP) – LUANG PRABANG (LPQ): a 1hr 55min flight
•  9 nights of accommodations
    ∗  1 night Hanoi

    ∗  1 night Hoi An

    ∗  1 night Hue

    ∗  2 night Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
    ∗  2 nights Siem Reap
    ∗  2 nights Luang Prabang
•  Meal as indicated in the program: B- Breakfast, L- Lunch, D- Dinner
•  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 - Hanoi City Tour 

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Hotel in 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 lunch at a traditional local restaurant in the heart of Hanoi.
This afternoon, we take a half-city tour of Hanoi – drive to Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hours visiting: Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and one pillar pagoda. Next, see the Temple of Literature, originally built as a temple to Confucius. It is the site of Vietnam’s first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education.
Then enjoy a memorable one-hour cyclo ride around the Old Quarter, known as the 36 streets. Have your cameras ready! This bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, the 36 street names were related to the products being sold there.
Before we go back to the hotel, we will have a chance to enjoy the unique Water Puppet show. Hear the Vietnamese traditional instruments and songs from the live musicians who play throughout the show. Then transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi

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Day 2:

Ha Noi - Halong Boat Trip – Fly to Hue

Included:

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

Activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, pick up and transfer you to Halong Bay, which takes approximately four hours from Hanoi. We arrive by wooden boat and have a seafood lunch on the boat. During your lunch on the boat, you will pass by many of the bay’s beautiful islands and islets. Then, our boat will cruise to Thien Cung and Dau Go grottoes, two of the most famous caves to visit in Halong Bay. After ending our boat trip in Halong Bay, you will be transferred to the airport to catch a short flight to Hue, where you will be met and escorted to your hotel.
Overnight in Hue

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Day 3:

Hue City Tour & Boat Trip - Hoi An

Included:

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

Activities:

Hue is an ancient historical capital city. There are more than 100 architectural works reflecting the life of emperors and mandarins under Nguyen’s reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the southern bank of the Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings.
Pickup at 08:00 AM in the lobby of the hotel. Transfer to the wharf to cruise along the Perfume River to visit:
– Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady pagoda) with a good view of Perfume River and its surroundings.
– Tu Duc King’s tomb, one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty
Transfer back to the city to lunch at a fine local restaurant.
This afternoon, visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, Tinh Gia Vien Garden house, and Dong Ba market. Then transfer you to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach.
Overnight in Hoi An

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Day 4:

Hoi An Bike - Boat - Fishing - Cooking Class & Walking Tour – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast · Boat · Bike · Tour guide · All entrance fees · Internal airfare Danang/HoiAn-Saigon · Hotel in Saigon

Activities:

After breakfast, we take a short walking tour of Hoi An’s old town and visit the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda, and the vibrant market. On the walking tour, you will see many low-tiled houses scattered along the small streets.
After that, the tour is continued 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 minute 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.
Then transfer you to the airport to catch a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City or still call Saigon. Arrival, pick up and transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

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Day 5:

Saigon – Mekong Delta Boat Trip – Saigon

Included:

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

Highlights:

Mekong Delta  My Tho  Ben Tre

Activities:

8 AM Pick up in hotel lobby. We leave for the Mekong River Delta to take a boat trip in My Tho and Ben Tre, famous for small wooden boats, sweet candy, and local folk songs. Then transfer back to Saigon.
Overnight in Saigon

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Day 6:

Saigon – Fly to Siem Reap - Angkor Wat & Angkor Complex Tour

Included:

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

Highlights:

Ta Prohm  Angkor Wat

Activities:

After breakfast, you will be met and transferred to the airport for a short flight to Siem Reap. Cambodia, upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are met and escorted to your hotel to check in and have lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of Siem Reap. We went to Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat this afternoon. Ta Prohm is one of the most well-known and beautiful temples in the Angkor Temple Complex. Ta Prohm has remained relatively untouched since its discovery, retaining much of its enigma. Continue on to the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex is 81 hectares in size, comparable to Beijing’s Imperial Palace. Its distinctive five towers are depicted on the Cambodian flag, and art historians regard the 12th-century masterpiece as the pinnacle of classical Khmer art and architecture. This evening, we went to a local restaurant for a buffet dinner with a Khmer traditional dance show.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 7:

Angkor Temple Complex Tour

Included:

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

Activities:

This early morning, at your request, our tour guide and driver will pick you up at around 8 a.m. to begin our journey, or very early at around 5 a.m. to take you to see the sunrise on Angkor Wat hill (the hotelier could take the breakfast box). Following that, we begin our tour of the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12th century): the South Gate with its massive statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, which is notable for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King. Have lunch at a local restaurant in Siem Reap before visiting the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang (“The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls), and Ta Keo, the first temple to be built entirely of sandstone. Return to your hotel to unwind.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

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Day 8:

Tonle Sap Lake Boat Trip – Fly to Luang Prabang

Included:

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

Highlights:

Tonle Sap Lake  Luang Prabang

Activities:

Exploring the Angkor Temple Complex is only one of our activities in Siem Reap; we also take a boat ride out to the famous Tonle Sap Lake. This shallow lake is one of Southeast Asia’s largest natural freshwater bodies. The traditional boat travels along a small river towards the massive lake, allowing us to see the floating village, local lifestyle, friendly children in small boats, and fishermen pulling in their morning catch up close. After our lunch in a fine restaurant in Siem Reap, you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel to relax until our welcome dinner at the center restaurant in Luang Prabang. Return to your hotel.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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Day 9:

Luang Prabang Full Day Tour

Included:

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

Activities:

After breakfast at the hotel, we begin our full-day city tour at 8 a.m., visiting Wat Visoun, Wat Aham, the beautiful Wat Xieng Thong, and walking along the street to Wat Mai. Then we have a traditional Lao lunch in the center of Luang Prabang before climbing up Phu Si-hill/ Mount Phousi to enjoy the view of the city and the amazing sunset. We can see the magical Mekong and the small Nam Khan rivers from here. Then we go to Street Night Bazaar, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles by local and hill tribe people in the Luang Prabang area. This evening, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

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Day 10:

Departure - Luang Prabang

Included:

Private A/C transfers · Breakfast 

Highlights:

Airport transfer

Activities:

You will have free time to relax and explore Laos on your own until our tour guide and driver pick you up and take you to the airport to catch your flight back home or to your next destination.