Heritage Trails of Indochina

Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Hue - Saigon - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap

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Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be transferred to the hotel for check in. Room is at your disposal at 1.30pm. Afterwards, head out to Phou Si Mount to enjoy the fabulous views of the surroundings. Do not miss out the chance to stroll around the colorful night market. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today, enjoy a boat trip along the mighty Mekong River to visit to mysterious Pak Ou Caves located near the confluence of the Mekong and Ou Rivers. This stunning cave is well known for its hundreds of Buddha images with different size and shapes. Lunch will be served on board on the way back to Luang Prabang.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

You are recommended to get up early this morning to witness first- hand the special alms giving ceremony taking place from break of dawn. Later, proceed to the impressive Wat Xieng Thong - the most important and most beautiful temple of LuangPrabang. It was built under the reign of the King Setthathirat (1559-1560) with a picturesque scenery surrounding. In the afternoon, transfer without guide to the airport to take a flight to Hanoi. On arrival Hanoi Airport, meet your local guide and be transferred to your hotel in city center for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

Spend half day in the morning to explore this beautiful city with some of the impressive highlights including Ho Chi Minh complex, the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature, the famous first university in Vietnam and a walking tour around the boisterous streets of Old Quarter. Our local guide will introduce you the 36 ancient streets and tell you some funny story. You will have plenty chances for shopping and do not forget to ask our guides for some shopping tips in Hanoi.

Back to your hotel around noon and free at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

In this morning, say goodbye to the bustling city and depart for another dreamy land – Halong Bay – a great natural wonder in Asia. It is also one of the most popular trips from Hanoi. The thousands islands combine together make the place an exciting site to explore in any visit to Northern Vietnam.

You will embark on a beautiful boat for an overnight cruise on the magical bay. The cruise is also a great chance to savor special menu of fresh seafood in the endless charm of limestone formations. Lunch and dinner are served on boat. Overnight on boat.

♣ Please check our selected cruises on Halong Bay for your reference

Take the last chance this morning to delve into the tranquility of the stunning island over the bay as the ship cruises back to harbor. Then, transfer to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Danang. Take a short drive to Hoian – the fascinating ancient port town. Dinner on your own and overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hoi An for your reference.

Enjoy a morning walking tour around the fascinating port town. The leisurely trip offers you a great chance to see the ancient houses built in Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures. You will explore the must see attractions including former merchant’s houses and the hundred- year – old Japanese Bridge. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today, take a drive to Danang with a stop at the Cham Museum en-route. The drive will take you through the fantastic views of coastline as passing through the beautiful Hai Van Pass. Later, you will arrive your hotel in Hue – the ancient capital of Vietnam. Check in your hotel and free at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hue for your reference.

This day, you will be introduced to some of the impressive sites of the city. Take some time to visit Thien Mu Pagoda This is good chance for you to rescue your mind from the daily pressure and breath the fresh air as well as find a peaceful feeling for your spirit. Afterwards, proceed to the Imperial Citadel – the World Heritage Site followed by a cyclo tour around the ancient city. Continue onto some of the extravagant royal tombs before heading back to your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning, take a flight to Ho Chi Minh city. On arrival, meet your local guide at Ho Chi Minh Airport and then be transferred to your hotel in city center for check in. In the afternoon, set out the half day city tour to visit some beautiful museums and impressive colonial buildings. 

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, leave this vibrant city and depart for Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta. After arriving at the pier, embark the boat and travel along the Chat Say River passing through various local working areas. You have time to witness first-hand the local economy and culture through some visits to the brick kilns. You could also taste fresh coconut and see the exciting way to turn coconut into daily products and foods.

Continue your boat trip through the small canal to observe the daily local life. Make a stop at a tranquil village where you enjoy a walk to get a real insight into the life of the delta region. You also visit a mat weaving house where the locals still use hand loom to weave straw mats. 

Your excursion will be continued with a xeloi ride or a bike ride to another village to explore the picturesque views of farms, rice fields and vegetation. There is a stop at a local house where a delicious lunch with regional specialties is served such as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp. After lunch, take a short rest.

In the afternoon, take a sampan boat to relax and float along narrow canals to return to the pier. Transfer back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh for check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning, take a flight to Siem Reap – one of the important centers of Cambodia. The city features colonial and Chinese-style architecture in the Old French Quarter, and around the Old Market. On arrival Siem Reap Airport, you will be welcomed by our local guide and then drive to your hotel for check in. Free at your leisure at the rest of the day. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

In the morning, start your temple exploration from the south gate of Angkor Thom which is no doubt the expression of highest genius. Continue onto the well known temple of Bayon – the spectacular central temple of the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Wrap your discovery with a visit to the Angkor Wat - a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. Built in the first half of the 12th century, Angkor Wat is the best preserved- an architectural masterpiece. Take your time to enjoy the sunset over the region.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning, depending on the water levels, there is a boat trip to the great Tonle Sap Lake for a great view of floating villages or a visit to the temple of Beng Mealea. After a great experience, you will be transferred back to your hotel around noon. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Free at your leisure until be transferred without guide to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noon time. Meals on your own. END OF SERVICES.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise V'Spirit Cruise Glory Cruise Pelican Cruise
Hue Alba Hotel Alba Spa Hotel Eldora Hotel Indochine Hue
Hoi An Kim An Hoian Silk Boutique Thanh Binh Riverside Sunrise Hoian
Saigon Le Duy Grand Ruby River Muong Thanh Centre Majestic Saigon

In Cambodia

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Siem Reap Mother Home Inn Claremont Tara Angkor Angkor Palace Resort

In Laos

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Luang Prabang My Laos Home Villa Chitdara Maison Dalabua Satri House

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Hue Alba Hotel
Hoi An Kim An
Saigon Le Duy Grand
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Hue Alba Spa Hotel
Hoi An Hoian Silk Boutique
Saigon Ruby River
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Halong Bay Glory Cruise
Hue Eldora Hotel
Hoi An Thanh Binh Riverside
Saigon Muong Thanh Centre
Hanoi Apricot
Halong Bay Pelican Cruise
Hue Indochine Hue
Hoi An Sunrise Hoian
Saigon Majestic Saigon

In Cambodia

Siem Reap Mother Home Inn
Siem Reap Claremont
Siem Reap Tara Angkor
Siem Reap Angkor Palace Resort

In Laos

Luang Prabang My Laos Home
Luang Prabang Villa Chitdara
Luang Prabang Maison Dalabua
Luang Prabang Satri House

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Easter Holidays - from 11.Apr.2018 - 19.Apr.2018 – some 5-star hotels in Hoian will have surcharge for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Inclusions

  • 15 day tour from Luang Prabang to Siem Reap.
  • 14 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese, Cambodian and Laos cuisine with 19 meals included.
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
  • All slow local boats as mentioned
  • 4 x domestic/ regional flights: Luang Prabang - Hanoi/ Hanoi - Danang/ Hue - Ho Chi Minh/ Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam/ Laos/ Cambodia are approximately $700-$1400 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person for single entry
  • Cambodia Visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Laos Visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

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