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Destination: Luang Prabang – Khoungsi waterfalls – Hanoi – Halong – Hoian – My Son Holly Land – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta – Cu Chi Tunnels – Siem Reap – Angkor Wat – Tonle Sap Lake

Trip at a glance

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival ( Meals: No)
Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pakou (B)
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Khoungsi Waterfall (B)
Day 4: Luang Prabang Departure – fly to Hanoi (B)
Day 5: Hanoi free and easy (B)
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Cruise (B/L/D)
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
Day 8: Hanoi – Night train to Danang (B)
Day 9: Hoi An arrival – Free and easy (Meals: No)
Day 10: Hoi An - My Son Holy Land – Boat trip on Thu Bon River (B/Light Lunch)
Day 11: Hoi An – Free and easy day (B)
Day 12: Hoi An - Airport transfer – Flight to HCMC (B)
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Deluxe Full Day Tour(B/L)
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh- Cu Chi tunnel half day tour (B/Light Lunch)
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh departure – Siem Reap Arrival (B)
Day 16: Angkor Discovery (B/L)
Day 17: Haft Day Tonle Sap Lake (B/L)
Day 18: Siem Reap – Free & Leisure Day (B)
Day 19: Siem Reap - Departure (B)

FULL ITINERARY

 

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival ( Meals: No)

Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel.
 
Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pakou  (B)

Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Visoun with the impressive stupa and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking and Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving.
We return to the city by late afternoon and climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang
 

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Khoungsi Waterfall (B)

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. 
Then you will visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. During our time here, we visit Wat Sene – literally known as “Temple of 1,000 treasures” and The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. Continue to Huean Chan Heritage Luang Prabang for a chance to learn about Laos culture and many more.
Our guided tour for afternoon starting with visiting to local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Naoune, Hmong Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. We will also visit the Asian bear rescue center at the enter gate. Come back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon.
Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang
 

Day 4: Luang Prabang Departure – fly to Hanoi (B)

Having breakfast at the hotel in Luang Prabang till our driver pick you up to the airport. Today you have a flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Arrival Hanoi and check in Hotel located in the center of the Hanoi Old Quarter. Get welcome drink when check- in. The rest of the day is free to either explore or relax and recover from your flight.
Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
 

Day 5: Hanoi free and easy (B)

You have breakfast at the hotel then have the whole day free in Hanoi to relax, go shopping and explore this city by yourself. Check out your reflection in beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, wander along shaded. Museum-wise, why not visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, drop into the serene Temple of Literature or get arty at the city's Fine Arts Museum.
 
Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 6:  Hanoi – Halong Cruise (B,L,D)

7.45-8.15:  Pick-up at the hotel.
10.00: Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.30: Embark on Lavender Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing and enjoy welcome-drink. Check in the cabin.
13.15: Enjoy lunch with sampling regional fresh seafood while cruising on exquisite water, passing Incense Burner island, Fighting Cock islet, Stone Dog… Lavender Cruise will bring you to explore Ha Long Bay on the most wonderful route where just a few cruises go through.
15.00-16.30 Do kayaking through the magnificent landscape with Limestone Mountains & swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at Hoa Cuong floating fishing village.
Join our Cooking Class on the floating house. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near Surprising cave.
Enjoy sunset party and relax on the sun-deck for fantastic views.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, our set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities:
Join squid fishing on boat with our crews, karaoke, playing cards...
Overnight on Halong cruise.
 

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)

06:15: Morning exercises on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the Surprising Cave (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay's scenery.
10:15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Check out cruise. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
 

Day 8:  Hanoi – Night train to Danang (B)

You will have a breakfast at the hotel then free and easy in the day time till leave for night train to Danang, Hoi An.
Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us or upgrade to the flight from Hanoi to Danang.
Overnight on the train
 

Day 9: Hoi An arrival – Free and easy (Meals: No)

Arrive in Hoi An. Pick up from train station to the hotel in Hoi An. Check in at the hotel. You will have free time to look around Hoian ancient town.
Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.
 

Day 10: Hoi An - My Son Holy Land – Boat trip on Thu Bon River (B,Light Lunch)

8:00 – 8:30: We will pick  you  up  at  your  hotel 

8:30: Leaving Hoi An crossing the Cua Dai bridge with its spectacular views of the Hoi An river system, mountains and Cham islands, we arrive at the fishing village  alive with activity as the market traders sell their evenings catch, providing some great photo opportunities.

9:45: Arriving at My Son, this "Valley of Kings" as described by French historians was once the capital of the Chăm Pa Kingdom from the 4th to 15th century.

Following a traditional dance performance, your walking tour to the Cham ruins begins with a short ascent along a jungle bordered track. While you explore the area  your guide will explain the history of the religious site which served as a burial place for the Cham monarchs centuries ago.

12:00: Commence the drive back to Hoi An to start our boat trip on Thu Bon river.  Departing from Nguyen Hoang dock, your boat journey of approximately two hours will take you past Duy Hai fishing village, Tra Nhieu - weaving village, Kim Bong carpentry village and Cam Thanh coconut jungle village. You will have a soft lunch (Quang-style noodle with pork and shrimp) served on boat.

15:30: The boat trip will finish at Nguyen Hoang dock in the old town and back to your hotel.

Note: If you choose 5-star accommodation option, we will arrange private day tour of My Son Holy Land for you without surcharge
Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 11: Hoi An – Free and easy day (B)

You will have breakfast at the hotel. Today you have a free day to relax, go shopping or take a free bicycle to look around Hoian ancient town and the surrounding countryside. Many people like to just wander around and soak up the ambience of the town, perhaps visiting a couple of the old traditional Chinese mansions. Others shop till they drop, spend time at the tailors or head out to the beach outside town, which has glorious white sand. Please contact us if you want to join any daily tours with us.
Overnight at the hotel in Hoian
 

Day 12:  Hoi An - Airport transfer – Flight to HCMC (B)

 
After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till get pick up to the airport. Today you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
 
Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
 

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Deluxe Full Day Tour(B,L)

A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit.
7:30 - 8:30: Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then  boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.
Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. 
17:30: Drop off at your hotel. Trip ends.

Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
 

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh- Cu Chi tunnel half day tour (B,Light Lunch)

7:45-8:30: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start driving to Cu Chi which located 70 km from the Ho Chi Minh City Center to the Northwest.  Cu Chi was known as the “area of steel” in the war time, and the tunnel systems were over 200km, which was considered the unbreakable underground village in the Vietnam-American war. It is legendary for its network of tunnels and is a popular destination for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The trip to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving.
Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.
Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun.
13:00: Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Have lunch at the restaurant
14:30: Get transferred back to your hotel. Trip ends.
Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
 

Day 15:  Ho Chi Minh departure – Siem Reap Arrival (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy until our driver come and pick you to the airport to ly to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, our driver will transfer you to the hotel in Siem Reap. Then free and easy time for you.
Overnight at Siem Reap Hotel

 

Day 16: Angkor Discovery (B,L)

08:30am, you’ll be picked up by our professional English speaking tour guide & driver, then we head to purchase Angkor Pass before straight to interning to Angkor Archeological Park for visit; the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue your visit Thommanan, ChaosayTevoda, Takeo and the fabulous Ta Prohm.
 
Spend your last afternoon, visit to the World Heritage Site; the Heart & Soul of Cambodia, Angkor Wat, the biggest Buddhist temple on the World. seeing the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat and stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. If time permitted, we’ll visit sunset from where possible before back to hotel.
 
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap
 

Day 17: Haft Day Tonle Sap Lake (B,L)

After breakfast, we drive to Chhong Khneas village, the floating village located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia’s biggest natural water body and, one of the largest in Asia. The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen. Back to city and continue your visit to "Les Artisans D`Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles", this center works with young artisans; the team creates, produce and market a unique collection of ornamental sculpture, lacquer, silk weaving and silk painting. The company promotes fair and sustainable development in order to provide benefits to rural communities.
Have lunch at local restaurant before drop off at hotel
 
Remain of the day is free or explore at your own.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap 
 

Day 18: Siem Reap – Free & Leisure Day (B)

Full day free at leisure or explore at your own.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap
 

Day 19:  Siem Reap - Departure (B)

Depend on your flight, free in morning or our driver pick up and transfer straight to Siem Reap International Airport to connect flight home sweet home or next destination. End of Service!
 

PACKAGE INCLUDED

•    International flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap (Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar, Bamboo airway or Vietjet, Laos Airlines - max 20kg baggage+7 Kg hand luggage per person)
•    Domestic flight from Danang to HCM (Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar or Vietjet, Bamboo Airways - max 20kg baggage+7 Kg hand luggage per person)
•    Train ticket Hanoi - Danang (4-soft berth per cabin with A/C). You may share with other passengers.
•    Airport transfer private car in Hanoi, Hoi An/Danang, Ho Chi Minh, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap
•    Transportation with A/C during tour
•    Train station transfer in Hanoi and Danang
•    Accommodation in twin/double shared 
•    English speaking guide during tour
•    Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
•    All entrance fees during the tour
•    Deluxe accommodation with A/C.
•    Kayaking in Halong Bay
•    Sunrise Tai Chi demonstration.
•    Insurance on-board.
•    Cooking class on cruise
•    All boat trip as mentioned 
•    Tax and service charge.
 
 

PACKAGE EXCLUDED

•    Beverages, International Insurance
•    Airfares from your country to Laos and Cambodia to your country.
•    No early check in or late check-out (except as indicated)
•    Beverages and other meals do not indicate in the program
•    Single room (quoted separately)
•    Visa stamping fee to Vietnam/Laos/Cambodia, if any
•    Optional excursions and entrance fees and permits during free time
•    Additional transportation required due to any emergency situation
•    Excess luggage charges
•    Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
•    Tips (not compulsory), Personal Expenses & Others not clearly mentioned above
 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

•    Price is not applied for Christmas, New Year, Vietnamese New Year, Laos New Year, Cambodia New Year as peak periods. Please contact us if you are travelling in this period.
•    Single supplement and high season surcharge are required. 

•    High season surcharge of $95USD for the 3 star package, $110USD for 4 star package, $145USD for 5 star package applies p/p for bookings from 1 Oct 2018 to 1 May 2019 and 1 Oct 2019 to 1 May 2020
•    Daily departure except block out dates from 22 Jan 2020 to 30 Jan 2020 ( Tet holiday in Vietnam)
•   Single travelers can travel for an extra $800USD per person (3-star option), $1150USD per person (4-star option) or $1730USD per person (5-star option)
 

NOTE

• Itinerary may be changed due to unexpected weather conditions
• Hotel and cruise will be replaced by similar standard option only in case of full booking.
• Daily small group tours from 2pax to 15pax & Halong bay group is from 10 to 25pax ( 5 star cruise group size is from 20 to 40pax)
• Daily tours in Laos/Cambodia are private tours.
 

3 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Ho Chi Minh Cititel central hotel/Elios Hotel/Bel Ami Hotel Deluxe room/Senior Superior/Suite City View
Hoi An Kim An Hotel & Spa/Pearl River Hoi An Hotel & Spa/Venus Hotel Superior/Superior Garden View/Standard room
Hanoi - Danang On the train Soft berth cabin with A/C
Hanoi Viet View Hotel/HM Boutique Hotel/La Santé Hotel & Spa Classic Room/Deluxe room/Deluxe room  
Halong Lavender cruise/Majestic Cruise Deluxe room
Luang Prabang Chitchareune Mualuang Standard
Siem Reap Cheathata Angkor Hotel Deluxe
 

4 star

Place Accommodation Room Type
Ho Chi Minh Millennium Boutique Hotel/Northern Hotel SaiGon Junior Deluxe/ Premium Deluxe
Hoi An Atlas Hotel/Thanh Binh Riverside/Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort and Spa Superior  city/Deluxe room/Deluxe Balcony
Hanoi - Danang On the train Soft berth cabin with A/C
Hanoi Golden Silk Boutique/Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel /Silk Queen Grand Hotel                 Deluxe Room/Lotus Deluxe/Deluxe Room
Halong Flamingo cruise/Renea Cruise/Lavender Elegance Cruise Deluxe room
Luang Prabang Santi Resort & Spa Deluxe
Siem Reap Saem Siem Reap Hotel Deluxe
 
 

5 star

 
Place Accommodation Room Type
Ho Chi Minh Majestic Saigon hotel Colonial deluxe room
Hoi An Allegro Hoian/ Koi Resort & Spa Hoi An Junior Suite/Superior Garden View
Hanoi - Danang On the train Soft berth cabin with A/C
Hanoi Apricot Hanoi hotel   Sketch King room
Halong Athena Cruise/ Ancora/ Margaret Cruise Suite Ocean View/Deluxe Balcony Room/Deluxe Room With Ocean View
Luang Prabang Luang Prabang View Hotel Superior
Siem Reap Angkor Palace Resort Deluxe
 


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