This long tour will give you an overview of the life, the people and the nature in Indochina. You will be escorted to the most well-known destinations in 3 countries: Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Tourists will be certainly surprised the beautiful landscape, rich and diverse culture, abundant and unique cuisine of the region. A gentle and graceful Vietnam, peaceful and humble Laos, a holy and ancient Cambodia will absolutely fascinate your desire of exploring.
|Day 1||Phnom Penh Arrival – Welcome Dinner||Welcome at the airport, transfer to hotel for check in, visit Royal...||D|
|Day 2||Mekong & Koh Dach Islands – Boat...||Explore Mekong and Koh Dach islands, take a cyclo ride along Sihanouk...||B & L|
|Day 3||Phnom Penh – Siem Reap||Transfer to airport, fly to Siem Reap, visit Preah Ang Check and...||B|
|Day 4||Siem Reap – Remote Temple of Beng...||Visit temple of Beng Mealea, explore floating villages, return to...||B|
|Day 5||Siem Reap – Angkor Temples||Visit Rolous Group, experience Banteay Srey Temple||B & L|
|Day 6||Siem Reap – Temples of Angkor||Visit Ta Prohm temple, explore Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon...||B|
|Day 7||Siem Reap – Kulen Mountain –...||Drive to Kulen Mountain, discover the pagoda on the top of the...||B|
|Day 8||Siem Reap – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City||Flight to Ho Chi Minh City||B|
|Day 9||Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel||Visit Cu Chi Tunnel, Explore Ben Thanh Market, visit War Remnants...||B|
|Day 10||Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta –...||Explore the Mekong Delta||B & L|
|Day 11||Ho Chi Minh – Danang – Hoi An||Transfer to Danang, explore Hoi An.||B|
|Day 12||Hoi An - Hue||Visit Cham Museum in Danang, explore the Imperial Citadel of Hue||B|
|Day 13||Hue – Hanoi||Explore Dong Ba Market, visit Emperor Tomb of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh||B|
|Day 14||Hanoi City Tour||Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, explore the Temple of Literature, visit...||B|
|Day 15||Hanoi – Halong Bay||Discover Halong Bay, enjoy a overnight cruise in Halong Bay||B, L & D|
|Day 16||Halong Bay – Hanoi||Explore some sites in Halong, return to Hanoi||Br|
|Day 17||Hanoi – Luang Prabang||Transferred to the airport, welcomed in Luang Prabang, conquer Mount...||B|
|Day 18||Luang Prabang – Pak Ou||Explore Pak Ou Cave, explore Luang Prabang||B & L|
|Day 19||Luang Prabang – Vientiane||Discover Ban Xang Khok, fly to Vientiane, visit Wat Sisaket of That...||B|
|Day 20||Vientiane – Depart||Enjoy free time||B|
Welcome at the airport, transfer to hotel for check in, visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, explore Toul Sleng Museum
On arrival at the airport, tourists will be greeted and transferred to the hotel for check in. After that, we will start a city tour to explore Phnom Penh – capital of Cambodia Kingdom. First, tourists will enjoy beautiful architectural complex of Royal Palace. Being the combination of traditional Cambodia architecture and Napoleon architecture, Royal Palace is a majestic complex of magnificent buildings: Throne Hall, Moonlight Pavilion, Phochani Pavilion, Khemarin Palace. Not far from Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda which own the most precious treasure of the country. Floor made from silver, statue made from gold and encrusted with diamonds. At last, we will stop at Toul Sleng Genocide museum to understand more about brutal sins of Khmer Rouge Regime. Enjoy welcome dinner hosted by Indochina Private Tour. Tourists will stay overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast & Lunch
Explore Mekong and Koh Dach islands, take a cyclo ride along Sihanouk Boulevard, visit Independence Monument
To change the atmosphere, after breakfast, we will travel to Mekong and Koh Dach islands to explore weaving and vegetable farming there. Tourists will have half of a day to learn about local’s life, their traditional ways of weaving and farming. After that, we will return to Phnom Penh for lunch. In the afternoon, we will drive about 16 kilometer to the south-west from Phnom Penh for exploring Cheong Ek. This place is widely known as “The Killing Field” where Khmer Rouge executed over one million people from 1975 to 1979. After that, we will return to Phnom Penh for enjoying a cyclo ride along busy and sparkling Sihanouk Boulevard. Tourists will stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Transfer to airport, fly to Siem Reap, visit Preah Ang Check and Preah Ang Chom Pagoda, discover Angkor National Museum
Having finished breakfast, tourists will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Siem Reap. After checking in the hotel, we will visit Preah Ang Check and Preah Ang Chom Pagoda. These two pagodas are dedicated to Buddha and they are a sacred religious center of local people. In the afternoon, we will visit Angkor National Museum which is now exhibiting art works of different periods of Cambodia history. Tourists will stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Visit temple of Beng Mealea, explore floating villages, return to Siem Reap
After breakfast at the hotel, we will go on discovering one of the earliest Angkor temple in Beng Mealea. This temple was built by King Suryavarman II in the early of 12th century. Made from sandstone and have similar architectural style with Angkor Wat but smaller, Beng Mealea was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on September 1, 1992. Leaving Beng Mealea, tourists will continue exploring floating villages in Kampong Khleang. Being there, tourists will have deeper look and better understand about local’s floating lives, their earns of living and their ways of living by giving a glimpse at floating schools, floating markets, floating police station. We will return to Siem Reap for overnight at the hotel in the late afternoon (17:00)
Breakfast & Lunch
Visit Rolous Group, experience Banteay Srey Temple
After breakfast, we will start joyful journey to Hariharalaya for exploring Rolous Group. This place is famous for three temples built in the late 9th century and early 10th century which are Lo Lei, Preah Koh and Bakhong). Rolous Group represents Angkor Architecture with elaborate towers made from bricks or sandstone. After having lunch with local family, we will drive abut 35 kilometer to visit Banteay Srey temple. Built in 10th century and dedicated to Shiva, Banteay Srey is the representative for Khmer classical style in the first period. Also known as “Citadel of Women”, this temple owns various amazingly delicate and elaborate carved motifs and statues, among which women dancing Apsara carved on pillar or wall will surprise and fascinate tourists most. At the end of the day, tourists will relax at hotel in Siem Reap.
Visit Ta Prohm temple, explore Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and Bayon Temple.
In the early morning, we will visit Ta Prohm – a Angkor temple with spectacular sight: tree growing from ruined structures. Departure from Ta Prohm, tourists will continue exploring Angkor Wat – the most famous attraction in Cambodia. Built in 12th century, Angkor Wat is a majestic architectural complex with hundred-meter-long hall and high towers all elaborately carved. At about 9 a.m, we will turn back to the hotel for breakfast. Tourists will have relaxing time until 3p.m before going on discovering Angkor Thom. Angkor Thom together with Bayon Temple represent Angkorian architecture in which Bayon Temple put strong impression on tourists by huge four-faced statues carved on stone. Besides, tourists will have a glimpse at Baphoun, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place. In the late afternoon, we will turn back to Siem Reap for overnight.
Drive to Kulen Mountain, discover the pagoda on the top of the mountain, explore the River of 1000 Lingas
After breakfast, tourists will join in an exciting journey to Kulen Mountain. At the height of 487 meters, Kulen Mountain is the highest point of Siem Reap. By climbing to the top of this mountain, tourist can view the whole majestic Angkor complex. Interestingly, on the top of the mountain, there is a modern style pagoda dedicated to Buddha. Tourists will be keen on to exploring eight-meter tall Buddha statue and washing your hand at the Linga statue. The journey continues with River of 1000 Lingas – one of the most sacred religious sites of Cambodia. Hundred of Lingas elaborately carved on stone combining with fresh waterfall, the River of 1000 Lingas will bring tourists feel of peace. You will have time to enjoy bathing in a fresh waterfall and a picnic lunch served in a natural setting. In the late afternoon, we will return to Siem Reap for overnight.
Flight to Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will enjoy the morning at leisure. You may choose to visit some another Angkor Temples or wander around this beautiful town of Siem Reap for shopping. Giving a glimpse at Angkor D’Artisans will be also a great choice. Being there you can witness the traditional process of making handicrafts in Cambodia as well as buy nice souvenirs for your family and friends. In the late afternoon, you will fly to Ho Chi Minh City – The busiest and the most frenetic metropolitan of Vietnam. On arrival, you will check-in the hotel and stay overnight there.
Visit Cu Chi Tunnel, Explore Ben Thanh Market, visit War Remnants Museum; and discover President Palace
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will enjoy a short drive to Cu Chi Tunnel. Being there, tourists will get surprised by a complex system of underground tunnels. This tunnel used to be the hiding place of Viet Cong during Vietnam War. It played important role in providing supply routes, hospitals, food, weapon and living quarters for many battles. After lunch, tourists will go on exploring Ben Thanh Market – one of the earliest structures in Ho Chi Minh City. It has become the symbol of Ho Chi Minh City due to its variety of handicrafts, textiles, souvenirs, and cuisine also. At last, we will visit War Remnants Museum and President Palace – the most famous historical site of the city. Being there, you can witness brutal and painful remain of the war: Prison, guillotine, the images of napalm and phosphorus bomb, the pictures of victims of Agent Orange, etc. You will stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Breakfast & Lunch
Explore the Mekong Delta
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will go on exploring the Mekong Delta. Being the most wealthy and fertile land in Vietnam, tourists will get overwhelmed by the rich and abundance of this land. You will have a joyful boat journey on some channels in a complex system of channels in Mekong Delta. En route, you will have chance to observe green gardens, pretty houses and meet friendly locals. You will also get fascinated by lively floating markets with hundred of boats carrying numerous kinds of fruits, vegetables, and other tropical products. You will have lunch with a local family. In the afternoon, tourists will enjoy horse riding through quiet and peaceful countryside before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for staying overnight.
Transfer to Danang, explore Hoi An.
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Danang – The beautiful city at the central of Vietnam. From Da Nang, we will drive to Hoi An for visiting this a charming old town. Located at the estuary of the Thu Bon River, Hoi An is an important harbor in Vietnam as well as Southeast Asia for centuries. During 16th and 17th centuries, foreign merchants from Japan, Dutch, Chinese, Indians, etc came to Hoi An, making it become the busiest and biggest commercial center in Indochina. Tour guide of Holidays Cambodia will introduce you about the old-aged structures in Hoi An. Thanks to that, you will better understand about the history, the architecture and the culture of a special town in Vietnam – The meeting point of Western and Eastern. You will stay overnight in Hoi An. Especially, in the 14th day of Lunar Month, the whole town will turn off the light and lightened by candlelight for instead. On this day, the town will become extremely charming and romantic.
Visit Cham Museum in Danang, explore the Imperial Citadel of Hue
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be transferred to Hue across Hai Van Pass. Going on this pass, you can enjoy stunning view of spectacular mountain range on one side and immense blue sea on the other side. En route, we will stop at Cham Museum in Danang where you can observe ancient artifacts of Cham Culture in Vietnam. On arriving Hue, tour guide will take you to the Imperial Citadel. Set up by Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945, the Imperial Citadel was recognized as UNESCO World Cultural Heritage with palatial and unique architecture. Thanks to this journey, you will get knowledge about the last feudal dynasty in history of Vietnam. Later, you will enjoy a cyclo tour around the charming city of Hue for visiting old quarters, Trang Tien Bridge. Besides, tourists may get unforgettable memories of watching Hue’s girls in Ao Dai with panels flying in the wind. You will stay overnight at hotel in Hue.
Explore Dong Ba Market, visit Emperor Tomb of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will go on a fascinating tour with the first destination of Dong Ba Market. Being there, tourists will get overwhelmed by the abundance of products from sesame sweetmeat, conical poem hats, and souvenir items and characterized Hue’s spices. Then, we will visit Emperor Tomb of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. While Tomb of King Khai Dinh is the combination of Vietnamese traditional architecture and French architecture with delicate ceramic carvings, Minh Mang Emperor Tomb represents the traditional and characterized architecture of Vietnam. At last, tourists will be transferred to Hue airport for a short flight to Hanoi. You will stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Visit Ho Chi Minh Complex, explore the Temple of Literature, visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hoa Lo prison and experience the Old Quarter with cyclo.
After breakfast at hotel, tourists will go on city tour to explore the heart of Vietnam. Being the political, economic, cultural and educational centre of Vietnam, Hanoi owns many historical sites. Firstly, we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex where you can express gratitude toward the greatest man in every Vietnamese’s heart. You will have a look at living and working place of President Ho Chi Minh. Next, tourists will visit the Temple of Literature – Considered as the first university of Vietnam. Then, we will proceed to an old-aged pagoda on the West Lake. Get back to our car and transfer to Hoa Lo Prison which used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners. During the anti American war it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the “ Hanoi Hilton”. At last, tourists will have a walking tour to experience the Old Quarter of 36 ancient streets with cyclo. Being there, tourists will have chance to taste a variety of yummy junk food as well as give a glance at Hanoi culture and people. You will stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Discover Halong Bay, enjoy a overnight cruise in Halong Bay
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will have a journey on private car to travel from Hanoi to Halong Bay. You will enjoy watching immense green fields and coastal villages. Located at Quang Ninh province in the western bank of Northern Gulf, Halong Bay spreads around 1,552 square kilometers which covered by the immense jade green of water. Halong is favored by nature with amazingly picturesque and unique scenery. It is a complex of nearly 2,000 limestone islets in various sizes and shapes on the sea. On arrival there, tourists will enjoy an overnight cruise on this stunning bay. En route, you will explore some unbelievable limestone caves of Sung Sot, Luon, etc. After that, tourists may choose to take part in catching seafood, swimming, or kayaking. You will stay overnight onboard in Halong Bay.
Explore some sites in Halong, return to Hanoi
On this day, tourists will enjoy brunch on board and go on exploring some other beautiful sites of Halong Bay or take part in exciting activities such as: swimming, relaxing on the beach, go kayaking. At noon, tourists will get on the car for transferring back to Hanoi. You will stay overnight in Hanoi.
Transferred to the airport, welcomed in Luang Prabang, conquer Mount Phousi
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will be transferred to the hotel for a short flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival there, tourists will be welcomed by tour guide of Holidays Cambodia. After checking in the hotel, tourists will go on exploring this UNESCO World Heritage City. Owning many ancient and beautiful temples and pagodas as well as modern buildings, Luang Prabang is the harmonious combination of ancient beauty and modern beauty. In the evening, you can choose to relax in the hotel or conquer the Mount Phousi to enjoy great view to the whole sparkling city at night.
Breakfast & Lunch
Explore Pak Ou Cave, explore Luang Prabang
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will get on private car for travelling to Pak Ou cave located 25 km far from Luang Prabang. Pak Ou Cave is famous for miniature Buddha sculptures. There are hundreds of tiny and mostly damaged wooded Buddhist figures are carved on the wall shelves. You will also have chance to take great view of Standing Buddhas over Mekong River in Pak Ou. You will have very impressive lunch on the moor in the middle of Mekong River and enjoy delicious dishes of Laos. You will have joyful time of exploring the beautiful town of Luang Prabang by visiting some solemn temples and Royal Palace as well as talking to friendly and humorous locals. At last, you will return to Luang Prabang for staying overnight.
Discover Ban Xang Khok, fly to Vientiane, visit Wat Sisaket of That Luang, the Arc de Triomphe, Wat Ho Phra Keo
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will go on exploring the traditional process of making silk in Ban Xang Khok before transferring to the airport for a short flight to Vientiane. On arrival the charming capital of Laos, tourists will visit the glamorous structure of Wat Sisaket – a temple covered with gold. Being the symbol of Laos, Wat Sisaket will lure your eyes by its giant size and luxury. Then, we will go on exploring Arc de Triompe – a monument in the center of Vientiane. Built between 1962 and 1968, Ard de Triompe is dedicated to those who fought in the struggle for independence of Laos. In spite of imitating the structure of Arc de Triompe in Paris, it still owns some features of Lao architecture as decorated with many kinnari figures. The monument is located on Lan Xang Boulevard and attracts thousands of tourists every year. After that, tourists will give a glimpse at Wat Ho Prakeo. Also known as Emerald Buddha Hall, this 250-year-old house owns many bronze Buddha images representing Laos and Khmer Art. Tourists will stay overnight at hotel in Vientiane.
Enjoy free time
After breakfast at the hotel, tourists will enjoy free time before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.
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