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Short Itinerary

 

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival  ( Meals: No)
Day 2: Siem Reap Free and Easy Day (B)
Day 3: Angkor Discovery Private Full Day Tour (B,L)
Day 4: Haft Day Tonle Sap Lake Private Half Day Tour (B,L)
Day 5:  Siem Reap – fly to Hanoi – Hanoi Arrival (B)
Day 6: Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Tour (B,L)
Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Cruise (B,L,D)
Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)
Day 9: Hanoi free and easy day (B)
Day 10: Bus to Sapa - Sapa Trekking Tour (B,L,D)
Day 11: Sapa Trekking Tour (B,L)
Day 12: Sapa free day – Optional with surcharge: Fansipan Peak / O quy ho pass – bus to Hanoi(B)
Day 13: Hanoi free and easy (B)
Day 14: Hanoi departure – fly to Luang Prabang (B)
Day 15: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Caves (B)
Day 16: Luang Prabang – Khoungsi Water Fall (B)
Day 17: Luang Prabang departure (B)
 


 
 FULL ITINERARY

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (Meals: No)

Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, meet our driver and then you’ll transfer straight to hotel (room may ready at noon). Remain of the day is free. Overnight at hotel
 

Day 2: Siem Reap Free and Easy Day (B)

Breakfast at hotel.
Full day free at leisure or explore at your own. Overnight at hotel
 

Day 3: Angkor Discovery Private Full Day Tour (B,L)

Breakfast at hotel.
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 hotel
 

Day 4: Haft Day Tonle Sap Lake Private Half Day Tour (B,L)

Breakfast at hotel
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.
Lunch at local restaurant before drop off at hotel & free. Overnight at hotel.
 
 

Day 5:  Siem Reap Departure – Hanoi Arrival (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy until our driver comes and transfers you to the airport. You will catch the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, get picked up and transferred to hotel for check in. Free at your own.
Night 11: Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
 
Night 1: Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 6: Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc Day Tour (B,L)

 
 

Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Cruise (B,L,D)

7.45-8.30:  Pick-up at the hotel.
10.00:  Having short break at stopover in Hai Duong Province.
12.00 – 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, visit Titop Island and swimming or just relaxing on the sun-deck for fantastic views at The Bay
Back to Lavender Cruises and join sunset party
Pass by Soi Sim Beach, “Rang Dua” Island to sleeping area near The Surprising cave.
Join our Cooking Class in the restaurant. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
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, playing card, karaoke or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
 

Day 8: 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.
10h15: 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.
16:30: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
Have free of your own to explore Hanoi night! Please contact us if you want to join our Hanoi Food Walking Tour
 

Day 9: Hanoi free and easy day (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.

Day 10: Bus to Sapa - Sapa Trekking Tour (B,L,D)

6:30 – 7:00: We will pick you up at your hotel then leave for Sapa. You will go with the sleeping bus. Traveling on new Highway Noi Bai, it takes around 5 hours. We will have a short break around 20 minutes on the way.
Around 13:00 Arrival in Sapa town. Have lunch at the restaurant.
After lunch and short time to relax, trekking from hotel to Cat Cat village of H’mong – It is named Cat Cat Village, you have a chance to visit a waterfall and the hydroelectric power station built by the French, learning about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, carved silver, hand forged agricultural tools.
We will go back to Sapa Town. Spend your time for fresh up then have dinner at the hotel.
You will have your own leisure time to explore Sapa Town’s night life.

Day 11: Sapa Trekking Tour (B,L)

7:00: Have breakfast at hotel.
After breakfast, we leave the hotel and start trekking. After 4km on the main road, we start going down to the valley by the small trails through the terrace rice fields to get to Y Linh Ho hamlet, and from here to the Black H'mong village - Lao Chai village (Black H'mong is one of the biggest minority groups in the Sapa). After that, you will continue your trekking along Muong Hoa stream, paddy field to Ta Van village, visit and understand about "Zay" ethnic people. You will see houses of The Zay people which are built of wood and bamboo with a clay floor.
12:30: Enjoy lunch at the restaurant or picnic lunch at the village or
Be picked up by car at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa. Then you have free of your own to explore Sapa by night.
 

Day 12: Sapa free day – Optional with surcharge: Fansipan Peak / O quy ho pass – bus to Hanoi (B)

Today you have free of your own to explore Sapa town by yourself. Or join the below tours with us.
Option 1: Fansipan Peak - The roof of Indochina
8.00: After breakfast at the hotel, you will get to the Mountain Railway and start the 2-km line departs from MGallery Hotel in Sapa and arrives at the Mount Fansipan cable car station and is the longest mountain-climbing railway line in the country.
(Or our driver will pick you up to the Cable Car Station)
9.00: Reach the altitude of 2800 meters, you have a good time to see the view and take photos, visit pagoda the spiritual destinations and trek up to 600 steps you will reach the peak of Fansipan - the Roof of Indochina. (Spend about 1,5 hours for hiking and taking photos).
 
11.00: Come back to the hotel.
 
Option 2: O Quy Ho pass- Silver waterfall and Golden stream and love waterfall
 
9:00: After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will take you to Silver waterfall and Golden stream and love waterfall. We will go through O Quy Ho pass on the way. We visit Silver waterfall first. The moderate climate and majestic natural scenery have turned Silver Waterfall Sapa into one of the most attractive tourist attractions alluring tourists. Then we leave for Golden stream and love waterfall.  This is a lovely little walk on a stone path through some woodlands and along a stream to a bridge and viewpoint for the Love Waterfall.
12:30: Enjoy lunch at the restaurant.
15:00: We will transfer you to the bus station to catch the sleeper bus back to Hanoi.
21:00: Drop you off at the hotel. Trip ends.
 

Day 13: 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.
 

Day 14: Hanoi departure – fly to Luang Prabang (B)

Have breakfast at the hotel then free and easy until our driver comes and transfers you to the airport. You will catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to hotel.
 

Day 15: Luang Prabang – Pakou – Luang Prabang (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 in Luang Prabang
 

Day 16: Luang Prabang – Khoungsi Water Fall (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 in Luang Prabang
 
 

Day 17: Luang phrabang – Departure (B )

Breakfast at hotel.
Depending on your flight, free in morning till our driver pick up and transfer directly to Luang Prabang Airport. End of Service!



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