A Glimpse of Indochina Tour: Starting from Hanoi through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in 9 days discover the highlights of Indochina countries: the French-colonial heritage, wonderful Halong bay in Vietnam to Luang Prabang and Angkor Wat - claimed as the most remarkable and impressive sights in all of Asia.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B)
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay (B, L, D)
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi (B)
Day 5: Hanoi - fly to Luang Prabang (B)
Day 6: Luang Prabang - Kuang Si water fall (B, L)
Day 7: Luang Prabang - fly to Siem Reap (B)
Day 8: Siem Reap - Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Banteay Srei
Day 9: Siem Reap departure (B)
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by tour guide and driver of S Vietnam Travel. Tour briefing and transfer to your hotel. Enjoy walking tour around Hoan Kiem lake and the Old Quarter of Hanoi. In the evening, have a welcome dinner at the local restaurant hosted by S Vietnam Travel.
Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B)Having breakfast at hotel then start a guided city tour of Hanoi. Having celebrated its 1000- year anniversary in 2010, the city has a rich and fascinating history. Your city tour will take you to the main attractions of Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh complex (Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and stilt house); the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, West lake, Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple and of the city’s museum (History Museum or Ethnology Museum). Late afternoon, enjoy Water puppet show - one of Vietnamese traditional performance.
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong bay (B, L, D)At around 8 am, your driver will pick you up for the journey to Halong Bay and arrive at around midday to board a traditional junk for an overnight cruise. Halong Bay is widely considered to be one of the natural wonders of the world. Thousands of towering pillars of sea and wind-carved limestone karst make the bay an unforgettable sight. After lunch, explore some of the huge limestone caves dotted around the bay and visit a floating fishing village. Then the captain will find a secluded spot where you can swim, soak up the sun on the top deck, or try your hand at kayaking. In the evening enjoy a seafood feast for dinner.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - (B)Enjoy an early morning swim (during the summer), followed by breakfast as you cruise through more spectacular scenery. The cruise arrives at the harbor by noon. The driver will pick you up and then transfer back Hanoi. Check in hotel and free time.
Day 5: Hanoi - fly to Luang Prabang (B)Today you will catch morning flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, pick up and then transfer to the centre for half day city tour. Luang Prabang was the royal capital of the former Lane Xang Kingdom, with its gleaming temple roofs, colonial architecture and stunning mountain backdrop retains a unique charm rarely found in all Asia. Here is plenty to see, some of which are the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham and Wat Mai with five tiered roofs. You include these sights in a half day guided tour, which ends with a climb to Phousi Hill to enjoy a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. There are 329 steps leading you on zigzag way past various temples to the sacred, gilded stupa of Wat Phousi at the summit.
Day 6: Luang Prabang - Kuang Si water fall (B, L)This morning, you continue to explore Luang Prabang with the temple of Wat Xieng Thong, a magnificent piece of architecture, which nestles at the meeting of the Mekong and the Nam Khan River. The temple structures are decorated in various ways with gilded stuccoes as well as doorways and the main sim has a marvelous 'tree life' mosaic pattern on an outer wall.
After that, you take a drive 30km to visit Tad Kuang Sii waterfall. The falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. The water here has a clear blue-green tint due to the high mineral content. You can climb the stairs and look down from various high viewpoints on the way to the top! Enjoy a picnic lunch and later in the afternoon return to the hotel to relax or explore on your own. Luang Prabang is a wonderful walking town, and you can find dinner on your own at any number of fine international restaurants.
Day 7: Luang Prabang - fly to Siem Reap (B)After breakfast, you will catch flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap you will be transferred by our local guide to hotel for check in. Siem Reap orientation, walking along the Siem Reap Riverside, and visit the fruit-bat in front of the Residence of King, late afternoon we drive to visit the biggest religious temple in the world - the magnificent Angkor Wat. Built by Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat is considered a masterpiece of Khmer architecture. Then visit to floating village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Sunset on the foot of Phnom Krom Mountain.
Day 8: Siem Reap - Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Banteay SreiEarly morning, you enjoy the Tuk Tuk to the jungle-covered temple of Ta Phrom and come back to hotel for breakfast at 07:30. One hour later, begin your temple exploration today at Angkor Thom City by west gate. From the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple to the intricate bas reliefs of the Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom is filled with fabulous monuments. Lunch will be provided in the house of villager. After lunch you drive to Banteay Srei, it is also one of the most beautiful. Built in 967 AD by Jayavarman V's guru, it showcases the most exquisite, deep and complex carvings in all Khmer architecture.
Day 9: Siem Reap departure (B)Free in your own until your departure time. Driver will transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
* B (Breakfast), L (Lunch), D (Dinner)
- Accommodation based on twin/double sharing with daily breakfast (3* hotel category).
- Vietnam visa approval letter.
- Experienced English-speaking guides as indicated in the itinerary.
- Private transportation with AC.
- Flight tickets Hanoi - Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang - Siem Reap.
- All sightseeing tickets.
- Lunches and dinners as indicated in the itienrary.
- Taxes and services charges.
- International flight tickets and airport tax.
- Visa stamping fee.
- Early check in and late check out.
- Drinks, gratuities and personal expenses.
Siem Reap Finish
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