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Exclusive 14-Day Indulgence Tour: Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos

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Duration

14 days 13 days

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

Unlimited

Languages

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Overview

Embark on a 14-day journey tailored for first-time explorers of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Traverse the length of Vietnam, discovering the wonders of Halong Bay, charming ancient towns, historic cities, and the enchanting Mekong Delta. Dive into the mystique of Angkor Wat and embrace the laid-back lifestyle of Laos, often referred to as a “lost paradise.”

Highlights

  • Destinations: Vietnam - Cambodia - Laos
  • Duration: 14 days 13 nights
  • Sight-seeing: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Hanoi Old Quarter, Halong Bay,Hoi An Ancient Town, Sai Gon Post Office, Mekong Delta, ANGKOR THOM - ANGKOR WAT, Elephant Village
  • Hotel : 3-star hotel / 4-star hotel / 5-star hotel

Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Arrive in the capital city of Vietnam.

Transfer to your hotel and relax.

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR DAY
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR DAY

7:30 Breakfast at the hotel.

9:00 We visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, inclusive of Ba Dinh Square, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, as well as his private residence from 1954 until 1969. The wooden ethnic minority style house, which was built on stilts, is surrounded by lovely peaceful gardens. In the same complex you will see the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
10:30 Continue visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, locates on a small peninsula on the East side of the dazzling West Lake, this is the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. 12:00 Transfer for Lunch at an Indian restaurant (set menu).
14:00 This afternoon, we visit Hoa Lo Prison Museum, originally used to detain political prisoners, the Americans called it “Hanoi Hilton” during the Second Indochina War. Here we can see the original cells, complete with leg-irons, along with a selection of displays illustrating the horrors of life in the prison during the French colonial period.
15:00 Rest time of the day is for shopping at the local markets and malls.
Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG NIGHT ON CRUISE
DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG NIGHT ON CRUISE

7:00 Breakfast at the hotel
7:45 Shuttle bus will take you from the hotel to Ha Long Bay
12:30 Receptionists welcome guests at the International Tuan Chau harbour.
12:45 Captain welcomes guests to Syrena cruises by tender. Check in cruise, whilst enjoy a welcome drink, safety briefing and check in cabin.
13:00 Leaving International Tuan Chau harbour, discover the Halong Bay - natural wonders of the world. Have lunch with special foods while cruising through famous sights Ba Hang fishing village, Đỉnh Hương island, Chó Đá islet, Gà Chọi islet...
14:30 Cruises stops at Bồ Nâu cave, the core area of the world natural heritage. Transfer by tender to Surprise cave - one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay.
15:45 Leaving Surprise cave, transfer by tender to the Titov island was named by Uncle Ho, after Gherman Stepanovich Titov - the Soviet astronaut who visited in 1962 Enjoy swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps of the Rock to the top of the island. On the top of the mountain, you can see corner of magical Halong Bay ...
16:45 Back to the cruise. Relax and enjoy sunset on the sun deck. Go to the overnight place.
18:00 – 19:00 HAPPY HOUR - Buy 1 drink get 1 free (wine excluded).
18:30 Enjoy Vietnamese cooking demonstration.
19:00 Acquaint yourseft with the set menu dinner.
20:30 Evening activities include: film entertainment (in the dining room); squid fishing; massage (contact with cruise manager for service price).…
Overnight on the cruise.

DAY 4: HALONG - HANOI - DANANG - HOI AN
DAY 4: HALONG - HANOI - DANANG - HOI AN

06:00 Morning call (if you request).
06:30 Enjoy Tai Chi instructions on the sundeck in 30 minutes whilst cruising to Luồn cave.
07:00 Enjoy a light breakfast in the restaurant (coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, pastries, bread, egg, fresh fruit, and cereals will be served in the dining room).
08:00 After breakfast, take a guided tour to visit Luồn cave - one of the caves open to the form beautiful endemic the vegetation of the Halong Bay. Visit Luồn cave by a traditionally woven (bamboo) boat rowed by a local boatman.
08:30 Then come back to Pelican glory 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 in International Tuan Chau harbor.
09:15 Enjoy the brunch buffet menu served in the dining room. Settle bills in the dining room after brunch (if you have).
10:45 Transfer by tender back to Tuan Chau harbor and disembarkation. Farewell to guests
Transfer you to the airport for a flight to Danang then drive to the pretty and peaceful Hoi An.

DAY 5: HOI AN - TRA QUE VEGETABLE
DAY 5: HOI AN - TRA QUE VEGETABLE

Embark on a captivating journey to Tra Que Vegetable Village, where you'll immerse yourself in the authentic agricultural practices of local farmers tending to their organic fields using time-honored methods. Engage in the hands-on experience of harvesting fresh sawtooth coriander and Vietnamese mint, handpicked for your upcoming culinary lesson.

Later in the day, delve into the rich tapestry of Vietnamese culinary traditions as you discover the intricate and traditional methods of preparing and cooking Vietnamese cuisine from scratch. This immersive experience promises a deep understanding of the cultural heritage surrounding the art of Vietnamese cooking, making it a truly enriching and memorable adventure.

 
 
 
 
 

DAY 6: HOI AN - HO CHI MINH
DAY 6: HOI AN - HO CHI MINH

 8:00 Breakfast at the hotel.
Visit Hoi An ancient town (30km, 45 minutes driving).
Walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge; visit taciturn Chinese Assembly halls and enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses or listen to the folk music of Central Vietnam at old clubhouses.
Enjoy shopping in Hoi An.
Hoi An’s shopping scene is legendary for its plethora of affordable yet quality tailoring services. The streets of Hoi An Ancient Town are also lined with shophouses and makeshift stalls selling handicrafts, jewelry, traditional apparel, and shoes while its central marketplace is filled with locals bargaining for fresh produce and foodstuffs.

Transfer to Danang airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City.

 

DAY 7: HO CHI MINH HALF DAY CITY TOUR
DAY 7: HO CHI MINH HALF DAY CITY TOUR

Have breakfast at the hotel and free at your leisure.

In the afternoon we will start the city tour. 

Visit :

-        Independence Palace, also publicly known as Reunification Convention Hall, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

-        Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral (pass by). Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon is a cathedral located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Established by French colonists who initially named it the Church of Saigon (French: l'Eglise de Saïgon), the cathedral was constructed between 1863 and 1880.

-        Saigon Central Post Office is a post office in the downtown Ho Chi Minh City, near Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, the city's cathedral. It counts with Gothic, Renaissance and French influences. It was constructed between 1886 and 1891 and is now a tourist attraction.

-        Thien Hau Pagoda in Cho Lon - a Chinese-style temple located on Nguyen Trai Street in Cho Lon (China Town) - District 5, dedicated to Thien Hau, the Lady of the Sea, also known as “Mazu” (“Tian Hou” in Chinese).

-        17:00 Back to hotel

Enjoy dinner at a restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

 

 

DAY 8: HO CHI MINH - BOAT RIDE IN MEKONG - SIEM REAP
DAY 8: HO CHI MINH - BOAT RIDE IN MEKONG - SIEM REAP

Embark on a scenic road journey from the vibrant metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City to the charming town of Cai Be, nestled in the heart of the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, set sail on a motor boat, allowing yourself to be captivated by the enchanting landscapes of the Delta. Explore a once-bustling floating market, now exuding a more intimate charm, providing a glimpse into the region's unique trading culture.

Indulge in a leisurely sampan ride along the picturesque canals, where the tranquility of the surroundings offers a serene escape. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Mekong Delta's waterways, adorned with lush greenery and traditional river life.

After a day of exploration, return to the bustling energy of Ho Chi Minh City, where you'll catch a flight to Siem Reap. This journey promises a seamless transition from the serene waterways of the Mekong Delta to the awe-inspiring temples and cultural wonders awaiting you in Siem Reap.

 
 
 
 

DAY 9: SIEM REAP
DAY 9: SIEM REAP

Breakfast at the hotel. The transfer to visit:

  1. Angkor Thom:

    • Begin your day by stepping into the grandeur of Angkor Thom, the ancient Khmer capital.
    • Marvel at the intricately carved South Gate and its imposing stone faces.
  2. Bayon Temple:

    • Explore the enigmatic Bayon Temple, known for its iconic smiling faces carved into massive stone towers.
    • Your guide will share captivating insights into the historical significance and symbolism of this architectural masterpiece.

Afternoon: 3. Ta Prohm:

  • Immerse yourself in the ethereal atmosphere of Ta Prohm, where ancient ruins are embraced by the roots of towering trees.
  • Discover the unique blend of nature and history as your guide unveils tales of this atmospheric jungle temple.

    4. Angkor Wat:

    • Witness the breathtaking beauty of Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument globally, during the afternoon.
    • Delve into the intricate carvings and galleries as your guide shares intriguing secrets about Apsara carvings and their celestial significance.

      5. Sunset at Angkor Wat (Optional):

      • If time permits, conclude your day with a mesmerizing sunset view at Angkor Wat, capturing the temple's splendor in the changing hues of the evening sky.
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Overnight at your hotel

DAY 10: SIEM REAP - BANTEY SREI
DAY 10: SIEM REAP - BANTEY SREI

Morning:

  1. Banteay Srei:

    • Dive into the lush jungle to uncover Banteay Srei, a stunning temple made of pink sandstone, showcasing the essence of Angkorian artistry.
    • Marvel at the intricate carvings that tell the story of ancient Khmer craftsmanship.
  2. Banteay Samre:

    • Take a pause at Banteay Samre, a hidden gem among ruins.
    • Explore the quiet beauty and historical charm of this lesser-known site away from the usual crowds.

Afternoon: 3. Cambodia Landmine Museum:

  • Visit the Cambodia Landmine Museum to learn about Aki Ra's lifelong mission to clear landmines.
  • Gain insights into the impact of landmines on Cambodia's history and the ongoing efforts to create a safer environment.
  1. Education Session:
    • Engage in an informative session to deepen your understanding of landmine-related issues and humanitarian work, contributing to awareness and support for affected communities.

Overnight at your hotel. 

DAY 11: SIEM REAP - LUANG PRABANG

Breakfast at hotel then pick up and transfer to the flight to Luang Prabang, Laos.

Free at your leisure. 

DAY 12: LUANG PRABANG
DAY 12: LUANG PRABANG

Experience the morning alms giving ritual by offering sticky rice to barefoot Buddhist monks. Explore Luang Prabang's morning market, Xieng Thong Temple, Traditional Art Exhibition Center, and Royal Palace Museum. Cruise the Mekong River on a traditional boat, savoring a refreshing drink while enjoying the beautiful sunset.

DAY 13: LUANG PRABANG - ELEPHANT VILLAGE
DAY 13: LUANG PRABANG - ELEPHANT VILLAGE

  • Visit Elephant Village, an elephant sanctuary operated by dedicated individuals who prioritize the protection and rehabilitation of elephants in Laos through responsible tourism.
  • Engage with these gentle giants, offering them treats and learning about their fascinating behaviors and habits.
  • Delve into the world of elephants by visiting the elephant hospital, museum, gallery, and dung paper making facility. 
  • Venture into the heart of the jungle on a 2-kilometer trek along the Trail of Falls
  • Savor a  picnic lunch at the camp restaurant, nestled amidst the tranquil forest surroundings.

DAY 14: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for departure to next destination.

It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again.

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Included/Excluded

  • -Hotel with breakfast
  • -Meals as mentioned in the program (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • -Land transportation
  • -Mineral water in the bus on tour 1 day/1 bottle
  • -Entry fees mentioned in the program.
  • - English speaking guides
  • - Boat as mentioned in the programme.
  • - Approval letter for Vietnam Visa.
  • -International & domestic Air ticket
  • - Visa stamp 35$ ( or e-visa supplement)
  • -International departure tax
  • -Personal expenditures such as: Drink, Telephone, and Camera & photo fees, Tips….that not mentioned "
  • -Insurance of all kinds
  • - Services not mentioned in the program
  • - Tip for tourguide, drivers, restaurants, hotel...- Recomended: 3$/Day/person

Tour style

Adventure and exploring culture

Tour's Location

from $840,00

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