Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia Highlights Tour – 16Days/ 15Nights

Tour Code: IGT-IND-PKG-01

Duration: 16Days/ 15Nights

Price: US$ 1,472-1,883/ Pax

Brief:

  • Day 1 : Ho chi Minh city arrival (L,D)
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong river – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hoi An (B,L,D)
  • Day 4: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (B,L,D)
  • Day 5: Hue (B,L)
  • Day 6: Hue – Hanoi (B, L,D)
  • Day 7: Hanoi – Halong bay / overnight on boat (B,L,D)
  • Day 8: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)
  • Day 9: Hanoi flight to Luangpra Bang (B,L,D)
  • Day 10: Luangpra Bang (B,L)
  • Day 11: Luangpra Bang (B,L)
  • Day 12: Luangpra Bang – Siem Reap (B,L,D)
  • Day 13: Siem Reap (B,L)
  • Day 14: Siem Reap (B,L)
  • Day 15: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B,L,D)
  • Day 16: Phnom Penh flight to Ho Chi Minh, and flight home (B,L)

Land price per person in USD:

Group 2-3 pax 4-7 pax 8-10 pax 11-15 pax >15 pax Single sup
Cost $ 1,883 $ 1,712 $ 1,598 $ 1,550 $ 1,518 $ 667

Supplement flight: price net per person included fuel, tax and services charge

  • Internal flight tickets one way: Hanoi to Luangpra Bang – Luangpra Bang to Siem Reap – Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh city by Vietnam Airline: According to publish of Vietnam airline or other airline at the time request
  • Domestic flight tickets one way: Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang – Hue to Hanoi – Siem Reap to Phnom Penh by Vietnam Airline: According to publish of Vietnam airline at the time request

Land price included:

  • Accommodation in TWN or DBL standard sharing room
  • Check in time: 14:00 / Check out time: 12:00 noon
  • Private vehicle as itinerary
  • Local guide each destination, English speaking guide
  • Adjoining tour to Halong Bay
  • Meals as mentioned: B – breakfast; L – lunch; D – Dinner
  • Entrance fee as itinerary first time entrance
  • Boat trip as itinerary
  • A bottle water daily on vehicle
  • Elephant ride in Luangpra Bang
  • Puppet show in Hanoi
  • Traditional gift

Price excluded

  • Visa all country
  • All international, domestic flight tickets
  • Single room supplement
  • Travel insurance
  • Payment fee
  • Drinks, tips, and personal expenses
  • Others not mentioned above

Day 1: Ho chi Minh arrival (L,D)

Take a flight to Sai Gon. Welcome at the airport and check-in at the hotel. Have lunch then start your city tour in Sai Gon: Colonial French quarter, the Reunification Palace, Cho Lon market in China Town.

Overnight in Sai Gon. Hoang Hai Long Hotel or similar

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong river – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)

Leave Saigon for My Tho in the morning to have a boat trip around the Mekong River with lunched included.

Overnight in Sai Gon. Hoang Hai Long Hotel or similar

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hoi An (B,L,D)

After breakfast, transfer to Sai Gon airport to take a flight to Da Nang then proceed to Hoi An by car. After lunch, , have a walking-tour to visit Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese houses, pagodas, assembly halls, Japanese covered bridge as well as traditional handicraft workshop.

Dinner and Overnight in Hoi An. Lotus Hotel Hoi An or similar

Day 4: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (B,L,D)

Morning free and Have lunch in Hoi An.

In the afternoon, Leave Hue for Hoi An via the scenic Hai Van Pass with a stop to view the spectacular panorama of the central coastline. Check-in at the hotel and relax afterwards.

Dinner and Overnight in Hue. Asia Hotel Hue or similar

Day 5: Hue (B,L)

In the morning, get on board to have a boat ride on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, the Citadel. Have lunch and continue to see Minh Mang and Khai Dinh royal tomb.

Overnight in Hue. Asia Hotel Hue or similar

Day 6: Hue – Hanoi (B, L, D)

After breakfast, transfer to Hue airport for your flight to Ha Noi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to the city

Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho”s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi . Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple ( Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty ) and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake ( One of the oldest in Vietnam ). Lunch.

PM : After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070, its gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam”s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, and visit Ngoc Son temple. For the end of the tour journey visit by cyclo trip along the Hanoi Old Quarter. Water puppet show

Dinner and Overnight in Hanoi. Angle Palace hotel deluxe room or similar

Day 7: Hanoi – Halong bay / overnight on boat (B,L,D)

Am: Be picked up at your hotel from 8h00 for 3.5 hour bus ride through the country side of the Red River Delta to Ha Long City. Upon arrival, aboard Halong Phoenix Cruiser, fresh seafood lunch (vegetable menu available) would be served while the boat is gliding out.

Pm: A short tender ride from the middle of the bay to an island for the famous Sung Sot Cave, followed by visiting Ti Top island, relax on its beach or walk up to the top for the panoramic view of the anchorage area. As the sun sets over the bay, just relax on sundeck with your favorite drink. Dinner is served with typically local seafood. Overnight on board

Overnight in Phoenix Cruise, deluxe room

Day 8: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)

Am: Rise up for a breathtaking on sundeck then be ready with fun kayaking around the area for a stunning vista in the serene bay. Back to boat, you learn recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food just before lunch time. Lunch would be served when cruising back to the harbor.

Pm: Our bus is waiting on the harbor to take you back to Hanoi. Trip ends at your hotel around 16h00.

Overnight in Hanoi. Angle Palace hotel, deluxe room or similar

Day 9: Hanoi flight to Luangpra Bang (B,L,D)

Breakfast at hotel, free time until transfer to the airport to take flight to Luang Prabang

Arrive in Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to hotel for check in.

Afternoon visit Wat Mai then your guide will lead you up the steps to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as viewing a beautiful and panoramic sunset over the ancient city and the Mekong River. In the evening you may wish to visit the Night Market, which is great for local textiles and local art.

Overnight in Luangprabang. Villa Saykham or similar

Day 10: Luangpra Bang (B,L)

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. Following breakfast, we visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture. Visit Wat Aham, Wat Mai, Wat Sene, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Visoun.

Afternoon, excursion by car to visit to H’mong ang K’hmu villages, a weaving village and the Khouang Si Falls. Back to the town.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. Villa Saykham or similar

Day 11: Luangpra Bang (B,L)

Breakfast. Transfer to local boat pier. Travel up the Mekong by motor boat to the Pak Ou Caves, a mystical pilgrimage site above the river.
Over the past five centuries, kings, princes, merchants, and peasants have come to the caves to worship, leaving behind more than 3,000 statues of the Buddha. Visit en route Ban Xang Hai – a hand weaving of Lao traditional textiles and Lao rice whiskey distillation village. Lunch at Pak Ou village. Back to the town. And visit Wat Long Khoune and Xieng Mene village.

Overnight in Luang Prabang. Villa Saykham or similar

Day 12: Luangpra Bang – Siem Reap (B,L,D)

After breakfast, Then and excursion to Ban Phanom, a Lao Lu village of hand weaving of Lao traditional textiles and then Ban Xang Khong – a village of hand making of mulberry papers before transfer transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap.

On arrival Siem Reap, our car and guide will pick up you at airport then transfer to have lunch at local restaurant. Hotel for checking in (if room available)

Afternoon: leisure time at hotel.

Dinner at local restaurant and Overnight in Siem Riep. Majestic Angkor or similar

Day 13: Siem Reap – ANGKOR HISTORICAL PARK (B,L)

A.M: We commence with a visit to the infamous and treasured legacy of Angkor Wat. The masterpiece and holy grail of the temples of Angkor, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious building and an insurmountable legacy left by Suryavarman II. Believed to be the world’s largest religious building, there is almost one kilometer of exquisitely detailed carvings depicting the intricacies of the Khmer empire through dramatic and humorous stories of love, life, war, religion and mythology. Marvel at the quincunx of towers, and the powerful energy that this sublime temple inspires, and admire the carvings and architectural symmetry and perfection of the complex as a whole.
We shall continue our visit to Ta Prohm. Of Tombraider fame, Ta Prohm is an Angkorian treasure, and it’s going to stay that way. A fascinating aspect to Ta Prohm (except for its size, beauty and pleasantly eerie atmosphere) is that it can be appreciated perfectly as it would have been a mere 900 years ago, as it has been ‘left as it was found’ by the French explorers who discovered it in the 19th century. Ta Prohm is a sight to behold, a veritable maze with exquisite carvings and gigantic golden trees strangling the stone foundations at every juncture.

Lunch in Siem Reap town.

P.M: After lunch we commence our exploration of Angkor Thom. Known as the ‘Great City’, Angkor Thom was Jayavarman VII’s ultimate creation, his true expression of design excellence. Angkor Thom was an entire city housing 150,000 people across nine square kilometers which thrived upon a complex system of agriculture and waterways. 5 magnificent gates 23 metres high spiritually guard the complex – we will enter through the Victory Gate, complete with a causeway with two emanating rows of Devas and Asuras wrestling a powerful Naga. From here we will converge upon the centre of this extraordinary city, and begin to explore, starting with the Elephant Terrace, a royal platform used as a viewing gallery for grandiose royal spectacles, decorated wonderfully with statues of elephants. Adjacent is the Terrace of the Leper King, unique for possessing the statue of Yama (the Leper King), god of Death. From here we will proceed through the forest to Preah Palilay. Guarded by a large Buddha this is a small but beautiful temple from the 13th century. Afterwards we will proceed to Phimeanakas, a 10th century largely uncarved but beautifully constructed pyramid temple affording terrific views, before Baphuon, an imposing 50 metre tall temple dedicated to Shiva which houses one of the world’s largest reclining Buddhas. And finally to Bayon, arguably the most stunning of all the Temples of Angkor, adorned with 37 towers decorated with wonderful giant faces and immaculate descriptive carvings throughout.

Free leisure in the evening in Siem Reap.

Overnight in Siemreap. Majestic Angkor Hotel or similar

Day 14: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei (B,L)

AM: Breakfast at the hotel, then travel 45km to Kbal Spean, or valley of the 1000 lingas; a remarkable place where natural meets man-made phenomenon – 1000 hand carved lingas lie on the bed of the Kbal Spean River downstream from the stunning waterfall, placed there to fertilize the river during ancient times. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Local lunch

PM: After lunch we will continue to Banteay Srei; 30km from Siem Reap, Banteay Srei is a unique and exquisite temple, glowing red and in perfect symmetrical detail, which possesses a truly unrivalled beauty all of its own. The carvings here are undoubtedly the most detailed of any of those in Angkor, and the perfection and attention to detail are remarkable. Then on to Banteay Samre, or ‘Citadel of the Samre’, a smaller temple located in the jungle in the style of Angkor Wat. On our return we will also stop at Srah Srang – a vast and beautiful man-made lake where the Royals of Angkor would bathe, relax and unwind, before returning to
Siem Reap. Sunset view at Srasrang.

Overnight in Siem Reap. Majestic Angkor hotel or similar

Day 15: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B,L,D)

AM: After breakfast, transfer to the airport departure to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in if room available.

Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: Visit Royal Palace. On the banks of the Mekong River, the Royal Palace was constructed in the 19th century when the capital moved from Oudong to Phnom Penh, and has been the home for the Kings of Cambodia since 1866. The palace is a testament to Khmer architectural and aesthetic proficiency so prevalent in their royal and religious monuments. Within the royal palace is the Silver Pagoda, where Wat Preah Ko Royal Temple is located, housing Cambodia’s most revered national treasures such as gold Buddhas, a baccarat emerald Buddha, and even one Buddha statue decorated with a modest 9,584 diamonds. Then on to Tuol Sleng, or S21, was initially a school in the centre of Phnom Penh which was later used by Pol Pot’s Khmer Rouge to enslave, torture and kill all those suspected of treason or non-conformity to their ideology. Now it’s a museum which depicts this distressing period of history, where the cells, beds, torture equipment and photos that were used are still present today. We will finish the day at the Russian Market, named after the Russian influence over this market in the 1980s, there is a fine selection of traditional and modern goods on sale.

Overnight in Phnom Penh. Cardamom hotel or similar.

Day 16: Phnom Penh flight Ho Chi Minh – flight home (B)

AM: After breakfast, Visit National Museum and Wat Phnom.

Lunch at local restaurant. Do shopping at local market until transfer to take flight to Ho Chi Minh and connect flight home.

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Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Highlights Tour - 16Days/ 15Nights

Hoi An ancient town

Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Highlights Tour - 16Days/ 15Nights

Hanoi

Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Highlights Tour - 16Days/ 15Nights

Hue imperial city

Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Highlights Tour - 16Days/ 15Nights

Halong bay

Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Highlights Tour - 16Days/ 15Nights

Luang Phrabang

Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia Highlights Tour - 16Days/ 15Nights

Banyon Temple - Angkor Thom

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