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21 Days Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Private Tour

Highlights

  • A luxury Halong Bay Cruise to enjoy the gorgeous view of lime karsts jutting our the green waters.
  • Discover the quaint streets, ancient shrines and hospitable ambiance of the old town in Hoi An..
  • Explore the splendor of the famous Angkor Wat temple.
  • Visit Luang Prabang, a Shangri-La of golden temples and pampered refinement.
  • Enjoy the interesting entertainment and amazing seaside in Pattaya.

Overview

 

 

Time

Destination

Activity

Meal

Day 1

Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi

 

Day 2

Hanoi

Leisure Day in Hanoi

B

Day 3

Hanoi

Full day tour to Hanoi Highlights

B/L

Day 4

Halong Bay

Halong Bay Cruise 

B/L/D

Day 5

Hoi An

Ha long Bay - Ha Noi - Fly to Danang

B/L

Day 6

Hoi An

Myson Sanctuary and Hoi An Ancient Town

B/L

Day 7

Hoi An

Hoi An – Cooking Class

B/L

Day 8

Hue

Hoi An - Marble Mountain - Hue 

B/L

Day 9

Ho Chi Minh 

Hue - Flight to Ho Chi Minh 

B/L

Day 10

Ho Chi Minh 

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi - City Tour

B/L

Day 11

Mekong 

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Cruise 

B/L/D

Day 12

Ho Chi Minh

Mekong Cruise - Ho Chi Minh 

B/L

Day 13

Siem Reap

Ho Chi Minh - Flight to Siem Reap 

B

Day 14

Siem Reap 

Sunrise at Angkor Wat and Explore Angkor Wat

B/L

Day 15

Siem Reap

Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake 

B/L

Day 16

Siem Reap

Siem Reap – Relaxing Day

B

Day 17

Luang Prabang

Siem Reap - Flight to Luang Prabang

B/L

Day 18

Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang - Kuang Si Falls - City Tour 

B/L

Day 19

Luang Prabang

Visit Pak Ou Caves

B/L

Day 20

 Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang – Relaxing Day

B

Day 21

Departure Day

Luang Prabang – Departure

B

 

 


Itinerary

 

Day 1 -  Arrival - Ha Noi

 

Our driver will meet you in Ha Noi and transfer you to your hotel in the old quarter of Hanoi. After check in you will have free time to take a rest or start exploring the area around the hotel and take a walk around the famous Hoan Kiem Lake.

 

Overnight in Hanoi.

 Day 2 – Ha Noi – Relaxing Day ( B)

 Relaxing day and overnight in Ha Noi .

 Day 3 -  Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

 0800h – Our English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel & together you will depart to discover Hanoi.

 First stop will be to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex which was completed in 1975. The complex contains Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum.

 Next stop is the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first university which dates back to 1070

 1200h - A delicious set menu lunch will be provided for you in a local restaurant.

 1300h - Your tour recommences with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology which is widely acknowledged as the best in Vietnam and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples.

 Then it is on to the Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on Hoan Kiem Lake and was erected in 18th century. The temple is reached by crossing the Huc Bridge which literally means “Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams”.

 The Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, is a bustling area of narrow streets home to literally thousands of small businesses and street vendors, selling a wide variety of goods. Originally each of the 36 streets names’ were related to the products being sold there. Hence you can walk from Fish Street to Tin Street to Bamboo Street and you will enjoy exploring the area while riding in a traditional cyclo.

 1700h - Back to your hotel

 Overnight In Hanoi

 Day 4 - Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

 0800h - 0830h: Your transport will pick you up at your hotel and you will depart for |Ha Long Bay. You will stop for a short break at the Humanity center situated approximately half way on to the bay and enjoy local specialties.

 1200h: Arrive Ha Long Bay and transfer by tender to your luxury Junk where the captain will welcome you on board the boat.

 A delicious lunch will be served for you as the boat passes through many of the thousands of islands and islets within Ha Long Bay.

 1530h: You will have the opportunity to explore what is commonly thought to be the biggest and most amazing cave in Halong Bay, the Surprise Cave.

 1700h: Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and observe the daily life of the local community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party.

 1930h: Enjoy a dinner of local or western food and spend a romantic night on board the Junk.

 Day 5 - Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An (B/L)

 Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations.

 Cruise check-out and transfer to Hanoi

 1700h: Arrive Hanoi and transfer to Hanoi airport to board flight to Da Nang

 Arrive Da Nang airport and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An .

 Overnight in Hoi An .

 Day 6 – Hoi An – My Son – City Tour (B /L )

 0800h-Start from your hotel and travel 50km from Hoi An to My Son holy land in a private air conditioned vehicle with your English speaking guide.

 The Champa King lived in the political capital of Tra Kieu (whose commercial capital was the port of Hoi An) and so the My Son complex became the most important temples of the Champa Kingdom. Bricks were used to build the temples without the aid of mortar and sculptures of gods, priests, animals, and scenes of mythical battles adorned the walls. The temples were places of worship to the Hindu God Vishnu.

 My Son was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

 After exploring the ruins and history of My Son and viewing a short traditional Champa Peoples music concert, you will start your journey back to Hoi An .

 Lunch in town .

 After lunch Your English speaking guide will take you on a two hour walking tour of Hoi An Old Town. Famous for its quant mixture of Chinese, Japanese and European architecture, the old town was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999. You will visit, the Japanese bridge built in the 16th century and famous for being the only covered bridge known to incorporate a Buddhist pagoda, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, museum of trade ceramics and several other historical sites.

 Overnight in Hoi An

 Day 7 -  Hoi An – Cooking Class ( B/L)

 0830h - Your guide will meet you at your hotel ready for you to start your tour.

 You will walk to the local market to see and select the fresh produce.

 Next you will take a covered boat to Cam Thanh Village where you will arrive to a local house in Cam Thanh.

 After arriving to the coconut groves you will transfer to the cooking class by a cart drawn by water buffalo.

 On arriving to the cooking class you will receive a relaxing foot massage and complimentary drink prior to the cooking class.

 At the cooking class you will prepare and make dishes selected from the menu. After the class we sit down and enjoy all the dishes you cooked.

 Afterwards you will have free time to participate in some fun activities such as sailing the basket boats around the pond, learn how to make rice paper and decoration vegetable and fruit flowers.

 1430h- Back to your hotel.

 Overnight in Hoi An.

 Day 8 -  Hoi An  - Marble Mountains – Hai Van Pass – Hue  (B/L)

 0830h: Your guide will meet you at the hotel and travel with you in an air conditioned private vehicle from Hue to Hoi An driving over Hai Van pass. The scenery from the top of Hai Van pass is spectacular and offers some great photo opportunities.

 The pass, which once formed the boundary between the kingdoms of Dai Viet and Champa, also forms a boundary between the climates of northern and southern Vietnam, sheltering the city of Da Nang from the winds that blow in from the northwest.

 You will arrive in Da Nang at approximately 1130h and after having lunch at a local restaurant you will visit the Cham Sculpture Museum. Next stop will be at the Marble Mountains and Non Nuoc village where you will ride the new twin glass elevators to the main area for a visit before continuing onto Hoi An.

 1600h: After checking into your hotel and Overnight in Hoi An.

 Day 9 -  Hue City  (B/L)

 0800h - Your day of discovering the wonders of Hue will begin when your English speaking meets you at the Hotel.

 As part of your Hue city tour you will visit the impressive complex of the Imperial Citadel. Built in the 19th Century and surrounded by high stone walls and moat, the Citadel was once the exclusive home of the Nguyen Imperial Family. It is similar to the famous Forbidden City in Beijing and is not to be missed.

 1200h: A delicious set menu lunch will be served at a local restaurant and after lunch you will take a cruise on the famous Perfume River and visit Tu Duc and Minh Mang tombs.

 Tu Duc Tomb is one of the most beautifully designed tombs of the Nguyen dynasty. Embedded in a lush pine forest, the tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc (1848-83) who had the longest reign of all emperors of the Nguyen dynasty.

 Return to your hotel at approximately 1500h.

 Relax Time untill the  driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to the airport ready to board your  flight to Ho Chi Minh .

 Arrive to Ho Chi Minh where our driver will be waiting to meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

 Overnight in Ho Chi Minh .

 Day 10 -  Cu Chi Tunnels – HCM City Tour (B/L)

 0800h: Pick up at your hotel and depart for Cu Chi and the famous system of tunnels. Hidden deep underground, the 3 floors of tunnels is a intricate labyrinth of winding ways with a total length of approximately 250 kms.

 On arrival you will watch a presentation video and get to see the tunnels. It is very interesting to discover how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived.

 For the adventurous, you can have the opportunity to try firing an AK-47 assault rifle which was the weapon of choice for the North Vietnamese Army during the American war. (fees not included)

 On arriving back in HCMC, your city tour takes you to the major attraction sites including the Re-Unification Palace, Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the War Remnants Museum.

 Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

 Day 11 – Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be – Tra On (B/L/D)

 0800h - The driver we pick you up at your hotel in Saigon and take you to Cai Be

 1100h – Arrive to Cai Be to board the cruise boat and enjoy a welcome drink while you check into your cabin. While you are settling in, the boat will slow cruise toward Cho Lach and Tra On.

 Along the way the boat will stop so you can disembark and take a pleasant walk or bicycle ride on the footpaths through the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and observe the local people going about their daily lives.

 Back on the boat you will continue cruising to Tra On and enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river.

 After a wonderful day on the Mekong River, dinner will be served on board in Tra On.

 Overnight on the boat

 Day 12 - Cruise Tra On – Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)

 Wake up well rested to the sound of the Mekong River and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast.

 Arrive to Can Tho and board a smaller boat that will take you to explore the Cai Rang floating market which is one of the busiest markets in the Mekong Delta. You will be amazed at the number of small boats barging and jostling for space as the owners attempt to sell their goods.

 After your visit to the market, you will also travel along the palm-shaded creek to see local houses, green orchards and enjoy the scenery.

 1000h - Disembark and transfer by road from Can Tho To Ho Chi Minh .

1700h – Arrive to Ho Chi Minh and overnight in Ho  Chi Minh .

 

Day 13 – Ho Chi Minh - Fly to Siem Reap (B)

 Today, you'll transfer by flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel for check in.

Overnight in Siem Reap

 

Day 14 - Sunrise at Angkor Wat and Discover Ancient Angkor Thom ( B/L)

 In the morning before sunrise, you'll wake up early and be transferred to Angkor Wat Temple where you'll witness one of the best sunrises in the world.

 The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians, to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks and the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world. The surrounding moat is to represent the ocean beyond.

 Lunch at local restaurant and in the afternoon visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara).

 Overnight in Siem Reap

 Day 15  - Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake (B/L)

 0830h – After meeting your guide at the hotel you will depart to visit the Khmer Village and enjoy the views of rice fields & palm trees while you take in the fresh air.

 Next you will take a ride in a boat on Tonle Sap Lake, Known as the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and one of the largest in Asia. During the short cruise you be able to observe life on the water as you pass by floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals.

 1300h – Return to your hotel.

 Overnight in Siem Reap

 Day 16 - Siem Reap – Relaxing Day  (B)

 Enjoy a day relaxing in Siem Reap or hire a Tuk Tuk driver to take you to revisit some of your new favourite places.

 Overnight in Siem Reap

 Day 17 -  Siem Reap – Luang Prabang (B)

 Enjoy a relaxing morning at the hotel or hire a Tuk Tuk to take you into the Pub Street & market area to explore the area and unique shops.

 1400h – Our driver will arrive to transfer you top the airport where you can prepare to board your 1710h flight to Luang Prabang

 1910h – Arrive to Luang Prabang where our driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel.

 Rest of the afternoon is free time to relax or start exploring the area around your hotel.

 Overnight in Luang Prabang

 

Day 18 -  Kuang Si Falls and Luang Prabang City (B /L)

 First, we 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. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang.

 

In the afternoon, your half-day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. A visit to Luang Prabang would be incomplete without ascending the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a beautiful sunset view of the city and its glowing reflection on the Mekong River. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

 Day 19 -  Visit Pak Ou Caves (B /L)

 In the morning, we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make Laos rice wine and rice whiskey. You'll be able to try some and see the process they use to make it. Then we'll reach the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.

 Lunch will be served nearby the caves. During lunch, you'll have the opportunity to try a local dish called "Orlam" which is a soup with vegetables and features a spicy wood that is partially edible. On return, we disembark the boat to visit a traditional weaving village of Ban Phanom, which is famous for its hand weaving.

 Day 20 - Luang Prabang – Relaxing Day ( B)

 Today is at your leisure and Overnight in Luang Prabang

 Day 21 -  Luang Prabang - Departure (B)

 After checking out from your hotel, your driver will meet you at the hotel's lobby and assist you with your things into the car. He will then drive you to Bangkok airport for your next flight destination.

 

“We Wish You An Enjoyable Journey”

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