Catch a glimpse of the diversity of Indochina with our iconic itinerary through Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos. Watch the sunset over Angkor Wat, feel the charm of Hoi An and Hanoi, cruise through the incredible scenery of Halong Bay, and rejuvenate in the spirituality and tranquil surroundings of Laos.

 

Language spoken on tour

English

Places visited

Siem Reap Ho Chi Minh City Da Nang Hue Hanoi Halong Bay Luang Prabang
Days

12

Type of tour

Hotel

Tour highlights

Itinerary

Day 1 : Welcome to Siem Reap

Chum Reap Suor and welcome to the Kingdom of Wonder, Cambodia. Upon arrival to Siem Reap Airport, our representative will greet you and transfer you to your beautiful boutique hotel in the city.

Enjoy the day free at leisure to explore this quaint town’s markets, spas, boutique shops, and museums before attending the classic performance and national dance of the country, the Apsara, during a dinner buffet.

Meals: Dinner

Visited: Siem Reap

Accomodation: Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa

Day 2 : Have a day tour of the Angkor Archaeological Park

Meet Cambodia’s epic past with a tour of the Angkor Archaeological Park. One of the most important historical sites in the entire region of Southeast Asia, the City of Temples will surely amaze and astound even the most experienced traveller.

Built between the 9th-15th centuries, each complex was at one point the capital of the Khmer empire.  Your tour will begin at sunrise at Angkor Wat, the masterpiece of Angkor Park, often considered one of the best preserved ancient monuments in the world. Carry on to Angkor Thom, famous for its carved faces pointing out in either direction on top of massive, 75 ft. (23 m) towers. Within is the mysterious Bayon Temple, the Mona Lisa of Southeast Asia, located at the exact center of Angkor Thom, with a total of 216 carved faces.

Stops will also include the Elephant Terrace, the Leper Terrace, before moving on to the popular Ta Prohm, recognizable from the film Tomb Raider.

After a local lunch, return to the magnificent Angkor Wat. In the afternoon sun, it seems as if the entire complex is sparkling. Depart from the park in the early afternoon or stay to see the beautiful sunset and return to your hotel in the early evening.  

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Siem Reap

Accomodation: Lynnaya Urban River Resort & Spa

Day 3 : Take a walking tour around the modern and cosmopolitan city of Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy your last morning in Cambodia at leisure. A flight jets you across the border to Vietnam and its modern, cosmopolitan city of Ho Chi Minh City, fondly known by its more evocative name, Saigon.

Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of the city with visits to the iconic Ben Thanh Market and other pretty sights of colonial Saigon such as the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly known as Rue Catinat), the Continental House, City Hall, and Opera House.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City

Accomodation: Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint Hotel

Day 4 : Squeeze through the extensive network of Cu Chi Tunnels

After breakfast, drive 1.5 hours north of Ho Chi Minh City to experience one of the most powerful symbols of the city and its recent history, the Cu Chi Tunnels. Squeeze through this extensive network of underground tunnels built by the Viet Cong to combat the better-supplied American and South Vietnamese forces, remembering the recent tragedy of war in Vietnam and the hardships many locals faced in this time period.

A late afternoon flight from Ho Chi Minh City will land in the famous beachside destination of Da Nang in the early evening. Transfer to the charming town of Hoi An and enjoy your evening at leisure to explore Hoi An independently.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hoi An

Accomodation: Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoi An

Day 5 : Wander around the ancient town of Hoi An

After breakfast, explore the UNESCO World Heritage site of Hoi An Ancient Town. Hoi An is a very cute and well-preserved town, known for its importance in Vietnam’s history as a major port city from the 15th to 19th century. Take a walking tour through the ancient town, admiring the diverse architecture styles, ranging from wooden Chinese shops to grand French colonial houses, traditional Vietnamese “tube” houses and the iconic Japanese covered bridge. The city is also famous for its many brightly colored and delicately painted lanterns which hang in droves on many different shop walls and doors.

The afternoon is free for you to explore. Check out the wide variety of tailors available throughout the city, shop for ready-made clothing, shoes, bags, quilts, accessories and souvenirs, or sip tea in charming tea houses. Beach lovers can check out My Khe or An Bang beach and history enthusiasts can explore the ruins at My Son.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Hoi An

Accomodation: Lasenta Boutique Hotel Hoi An

Day 6 : Dive into the history of Vietnam by visiting the ancient citadel in Hue

Drive up the sun-drenched coastline of Vietnam along one of the country’s most famous roads, the Hải Vân – Ocean Cloud Pass to the ancient imperial capital of Hue,

Delve further into the history of the country by visiting the ancient citadel and the tombs of Emperor Minh Mang, Emperor Tu Duc and Emperor Khai Dinh of the Nguyen Dynasty, the last family to rule Vietnam before the French colonial takeover.

Once the visit is finished, leave sleepy Hue and fly to the traditional and cultural heart of the country, Hanoi, in the evening. Transfer to your boutique hotel and catch up on some much needed rest.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Da Nang, Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi

Accomodation: Silk Path Hotel Hanoi

Day 7 : Attend a cooking class at Koto Training Restaurant

Start your morning by diving into the history of Hanoi by visiting Vietnam’s first university, Quoc Tu Giam, otherwise known as the Temple of Literature. Afterwards, visit the iconic one pillar pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, a monument and tribute to Ho Chi Minh, the “uncle” of modern Vietnam, as well as his preserved stilt house and a small museum dedicated to his life. The mausoleum is closed every October and November, as well as every Monday and Friday throughout the year.

Join a cooking class at Koto Training Restaurant, a social enterprise dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty faced by many youths in the city, empowering them by training them in the culinary arts and hospitality training.

Then, explore around Hoan Kiem Lake by visiting Ngọc Sơn Temple and viewing the “Turtle Tower”.

Finish the tour in the labyrinth of streets dubbed the “Old Quarter”, famous to international guests and locals alike due to its propensity for its chaotic but photogenic and charming nature.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Hanoi

Accomodation: Silk Path Hotel Hanoi

Day 8 : Enjoy the cocktail while contemplating the beauty of Halong Bay from your cruise

Following breakfast, head 2.5 hours east to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise to experience the bay in all her glory. Activities include cooking demonstrations, a visit to a floating fishing village, kayaking and swimming, depending on the boat’s itinerary and weather.

At the end of the day, the boat will anchor while guests enjoy the cocktail happy hour and fresh seafood dinner. Watch a film or stargaze before retiring to your cabin for a restful sleep.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visited: Ha Long Bay

Accomodation: Bhaya Premium Cruises

Day 9 : Experience the gentle boat through the incredible rock formations in Halong Bay

What better way to spend your last day in Vietnam than by waking up in the middle of Halong Bay? Start the morning with some tai chi on the sundeck as the sun rises, and munch on a light breakfast before participating in a cave visit.

Brunch will be served after the cave tour, which gives you time to savor the views as the boat gently glides through the incredible rock formations towards the dock.

Return to Hanoi for a visit to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. All displays are clearly labeled in English, French, and Vietnamese, with guides available at the main entrance for those who want to hear more in-depth information.  (Closed on Mondays)

After the museum visit, transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for an evening flight to the charming Luang Prabang, located in the land of a million elephants, Laos. Transfer to your gorgeous boutique hotel in the city center and have your evening free for leisure.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Luang Prabang

Accomodation: Mekong Riverview Hotel

Day 10 : Swim in the turquoise waters of Kuang Si Waterfalls

Start the morning with a visit to some of the most important temples in Luang Prabang, most notably Wat Xieng Thong, a black and red temple with lavish gold stenciling dating back to the 16th century, Wat Visoun, the Melon Stupa and Wat Aham.

After the temple visits, take a scenic 1-hour drive south through dense forest to visit the magical Kuang Si Waterfalls and the Kuang Si Bear Sanctuary. Have a swim in the turquoise waters and snack on a delicious packed picnic lunch before returning to Luang Prabang.

Enroute, stop at a colourful ethnic Hmong Village to learn about one of the 49 recognized ethnic groups in the area.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Luang Prabang

Accomodation: Mekong Riverview Hotel

Day 11 : Play with elephants in Luang Prabang

Learn why Laos is called the land of a million elephants with a trip to the Mandalao Elephant Conservation Center just outside of Luang Prabang. Throughout the day, get up close with the elephants as you feed, bathe, and play with them after a short training course from a Mahout. Enjoy a lunch at the camp before visiting Pak Ou Caves, a spiritual site with over 1000 Buddha images are kept.

Return to Luang Prabang by slow boat, stopping along the way to visit the Lao Whisky Village to see the process of how villagers make the potent Lau Lao, a special type of whiskey made from rice.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visited: Luang Prabang

Accomodation: Mekong Riverview Hotel

Day 12 : Time to say good-bye

Rise before the sun and take part in the iconic tradition of Luang Prabang, offering alms to a long line of monks in dusky saffron robes at Ban Vat Sean. After the ceremony, return to the hotel to have your own breakfast before checking out of the hotel.

Stop by the Royal Palace, nowadays a museum, with a wonderful collection of crown jewels, antique cars, royal objects and weapons, artwork and more. Enjoy the well-tended gardens before transferring to the Luang Prabang airport for your onward booked travel.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited: Luang Prabang

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Tour information

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Services Included

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights (economy class) as mentioned
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Services Excluded

  • Airfares (international) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”

 

General information

Services Included

  • Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast
  • Domestic flights (economy class) as mentioned
  • Tours as per itinerary with local English speaking guide
  • All transfers and transportation with air-conditioned vehicles
  • All boat trips as program
  • All entrance fees as program
  • Meals as indicated in the program

Services Excluded

  • Airfares (international) and airport taxes
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Personal expenses & tips
  • Meals other than mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees, travel insurances
  • Additional transfer required due to emergency situation
  • All services which are not mentioned in “services included”

 

Hotel
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About this tour

  • This is a fairly fast paced itinerary, covering major highlights of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam in just under 2 weeks. Be sure to book extra time in Siem Reap or Luang Prabang if you want more time to explore these cities
  • An airport arrival and departure transfer is included. Please provide your flight details at the time of booking, or at a minimum of 15 days prior to travel
  • This package requires a visa to Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam
  • Your tour guide may change at the Vietnam/Cambodia and Vietnam/Laos borders
  • This trip involves many cultural experiences which take place often barefoot. You’ll be visiting many religious sites where you must remove all footwear before entering
  • Take care to pack loose, lightweight, long clothing which covers your shoulders and knees to be respectful in religious areas as well as to keep cool in the predominantly hot climate

 

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