Tour Code: VN19-0010
Tour Duration: 19 Days 18 Nights.
Tour Route: PhnomPenh– Siem Reap-Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi tunnels – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Danang – Hoi An – My Son – Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay – Ninh Binh - Vientiane - Luang Prabang
19 Days Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos IndoChina TourYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 19 Days Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos IndoChina TourTour Code: IC191 Departure Date: You Choice! Custom Days: 14..22..30..40.. Days Tour Route: (Cambodia)PhnomPenh – Siem Reap - (Vietnam)Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi tunnels – Vinh Long – Can Tho – Danang – Hoi An – My Son – Hue - Hanoi - Halong Bay – Ninh Binh - Hanoi - (Laos)Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Vientiane(Could Customize)You can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day 01:Arrival – PhnomPenh(D)Meet on arrival at Phnom Penh International airport by....... (please advise the flight details) and welcome with the tour guide then make a city tour including visit the monument Independence and Wat Phnom.Afternoon visit the Royal Palace and Silver pagoda, the National Museum and one hour boat cruise on Chak Tomuk River to see sunset and floating and fishing village. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.Day 02:PhnomPenh – Siem Reap (B/L/D)Breakfast at the hotel.Transfer to airport for domestic flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, welcome with the guide and then transfer to hotel for check-in. Visit to South gate of Angkor Thom, sites include the famous Bayon, Bapuon, Royal Enclosure, Phimean Akas, Elephants & Leper King Terraces. Lunch at local restaurant followed by a visit to the world wonder Angor Wat temple and sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hill. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.Day 03:Siem Reap(B/L/D)Breakfast at the hotel.In the morning visit to Banteay Srei and back to visit Taprom jungle temple. Lunch own arrangement. Continue to visit Angkor Wat temple. Lunch. Back to visit les artisans d'angkor to see the stone & wood carving and polychromie. Dinner. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.Day 04:Sieam Reap – Saigon (B/L)Breakfast at the hotel.In the morning visit Preak Khan, Neak Pean and Tasom temples. Transfer to visit Chony Khneas village and enjoy a cruise on Tonle Sap river. Transfer to airport and fly to Saigon. Visa clearance at Saigon airport. Meet on arrival at Tan Son Nhat / International airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Lunch at local restaurantPm: Sightseeing around the city including Reunification Hall (Former Presidential Palace), History Museum, Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, Ben Thanh market. Photo stops at famous tourist sites such as City Hall, Grand Theatre, Notre Dame Cathedral and Center Post Office. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation.Day 05:Saigon - Cu Chi - Saigon (B/L)Breakfast at hotel.Drive to Cu Chi and visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the American war. Lunch at local restaurant. Pm: Drive back to Saigon with a short city tour at China Town & Thien Hau Temple. Dinner on boat along Saigon river. Overnight in Saigon.Day 06:Saigon - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B/L)Pick up at hotel. Drive to Vinh Long and we will get on a sampan then visit a brick kiln, floating marketing and the famous Mr. Sau Giao's bonsai garden. Lunch in this garden. Enjoy a bike ride for short sightseeing tour of Vinh Long including visit to Ngoc Vien Pagoda, local people's houses, and Vinh Long church... Proceeding to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.Day 07:Can Tho - Cai Rang - Saigon (B/L)Breakfast at hotel.Boat trip on Mekong River to visit Cai Rang floating market then drive back to Saigon via Sadec. Visit Rose Garden of Mr. Tu Ton. Lunch at local restaurant. Drop off at your hotel in Saigon. Dinner on boat along Saigon river. Overnight in Saigon.Day 08:Saigon - Danang - Hoi An (B/L)Breakfast at hotel.In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Danang City. Meet on arrival at Danang / International airport and visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountains and China Beach before proceed to Hoi An old town. Lunch at local restaurant - Discover the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. You will have a walking tour in Hoi An to Chinese Assembly Hall & Temples, old houses & Japanese Covered Bridge. Dinner and overnight in Hoi An.Day 09:Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An (B/L)Breakfast at hotel.Begin the day with an excursion to My Son, Vietnam’s most evocative Cham site recently named by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. The Cham people considered this area, in the shadow of Cat’s Tooth Peak, the domain of the gods, and it served as the religious and intellectual center of the culture. They inhabited the area continuously from the late fourth century A.D. until the 13th century. Excavations reveal kings’ tombs that date back to the fourth century. The towers we see are more than 1,300 years old and were built with bricks that were carved as a final step. Lunch at local restaurant.This afternoon at 4:00pm you will have an eco-sunset cruise on the Hoai River - A new day is dawning when the sun is coming up with its brightening smile from the eastern horizon. Another special moment of the day is watching the sun setting slowly in the western sky... Enjoy the magic beauty of the sunset atthe natural and well preserved water coconut palm paradise of the river delta. Ride in a local basket boat and refresh yourself on Vietnamese snacks, cold soft drinks or cold beer.Overnight in Hoi An.Day 10:Hoi An - Danang - Hue (B/L)In the morning drive to Hue via Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean & Clouds), passing through many pretty red-tiled villages with fruit orchards, enjoying spectacular views of sky and sea. Enjoy seafood lunch at Lang Co fishing village. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in. Lunch at local restaurant. P.m: Visit Imperial Citadel, Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation in Hue.Day 11:Hue (B/L)Breakfast at hotel.Boat trip on Perfume River to Linh Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda) and Minh Mang tomb. Lunch at local restaurant followed by visit to Tu Duc & Khai Dinh tombs. Dinner at local restaurant. In the evening: Enjoy traditional folk music on boat. Accommodation.Day 12:Hue - Hanoi (B/L)Breakfast at hotel.In the morning transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. Meet on arrival at Hanoi / Noi Bai International airport and transfer to the hotel for check in.Hanoi city tour: Ngoc Son & Quan Thanh Temples, the old quarter of Hanoi, temple of Literature built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university, Fine-Art Museum and Dong Xuan market. Dinner at local restaurant. Evening : Enjoy water puppet show, the unique Vietnamese traditional art. Accommodation.Day 13:Hanoi - HaLong Bay (B/L)Breakfast at hotel.Half-day city tour: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and the whole October-November) and Residence, One-Pillar Pagoda, Army Museum. Lunch at local restaurant. P.m: Drive to Halong, 180 km east of Hanoi. Transfer to hotel. Dinner and accommodation.Day 14:HaLong Bay - Hanoi (B/L)Breakfast at hotel.Discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. "Dragon descending to the sea" as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. A 5-hour boat trip will visit one grotto, then continue to explore more of these wonders of creation. Seafood lunch on board. P.m: Drive back to Hanoi. Dinner and accommodation.Day 15:Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hanoi (B/L)Breakfast at hotel.Drive to Ninh Binh called as "Halong Bay on land" - the same limestone rocks as in Halong Bay but seen from a winding stream through paddy fields instead of the sea. Enjoy spectacular scenery during the boat trip to Tam Coc caves with visit of the Bich Dong Pagoda. Lunch at local restaurant. Pm: Drive back to Hanoi. Dinner and accommodation.Day 16:Hanoi - Vientiane - Luang Prabang (B/L/D)Breakfast at hotel.Transfer to Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport for the flight to Vientiane. Welcome with the tour guide at the International Wattai airport and then transfer to the domestic Wattai airport for the flight to Luang Prapang.Meet on arrival at LPQ (Luang Prabang) and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Lunch at local restaurant followed by city tour including some famous and ancient temples Wat Mai, Wat Visou, Wat Xiengthong and Wat Saen followed by a short walk to see the way of LuangPrabang residents continue to climb up Phousi hill for over looking the view of town and enjoy the sunset or the sunset at the temple nearly the Mekong riverside... Dinner at local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.Day 17:Luang Prabang (B/L/D)Early morning see alms giving hundred of monks.After breakfast at the hotel, take the long tailed boat trip up stream on the Mekong River to enjoy the panoramic view of ever green mountain along both side of the Mekong river and visit the authentic Lao village where guest will see the way people make the sticky rice wine. The continue to visit the Pak OU caves packed with thousands of Buddha images and short boat ride on the Num Ou River to admire the beautiful karst cliff. Pinic lunch at Santi Rest house standing on the bank of the Num Ou river. Return back to LPQ by boat then have a visit to paper making and textile weaving village by bus. At leisure time for rest of the day.Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in LPQ.(The clients can walk around and do shopping on their own at the night market on the main road until 10:00pm).Day 18:Luang Prabang - Vientiane (B/L/D)Breakfast at hotel.Visit the former King's Palace, food market and silver Smith, shopping along the main road's selling handicrafts and antiquities until transfer to the LPQ airport for the returned flight to Vientiane. Meet on arrival at Vientiane airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Lunch at local restaurant.City tour: Visit the Wat Hoprakeo was built in 1566 by the king Setthathirat, the house of Emeral Buddha and Wat Sisaket the Buddha museum where has more than ten thousands buddha statues in the minor niches on the wall (may be see only one temple in Vientiane was built in 1828), Wat Simuang, Wat ThatLuang Stupa Museum shrine (great Sacred Stupa) is the most important national Momument in Vientiane with golden stupa believed to contain a relic of Lord Buddha. Pratuxay Monument is situated in the center of Vientiane Prefecture, its architecture is inspired the Arc de Triomphe in Paris. Dinner at SalongXay Restaurant with Lao traditional music show. Overnight at Lane Xang hotel.Day 19:Vientiane - Departure (B/-/-)Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for the departure flight to your country. End of services!
Tour Code: TH40-016
Tour Duration: 40 Days 39 Nights.
Tour Route: Bangkok-Phuket-Chiang Mai-Chiang Rai-Pakbeng- Luang Prabang-Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Vientiane-Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Halong Bay-Hue-Danang-Hoi An-Ho Chi Minh City -Tay Ninh-My Tho-Can Tho Ho-Phnom Penh - Siem Reap-Beng Mealea
40 Days IndoChina Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia TourYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 40 Days IndoChina Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia TourTour Code: IC401 Departure Date: You Choice! Custom Days: 30..40..50.. Days Tour Route: (Thailand:) Bangkok - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - (Laos:)Pakbeng - Luang Prabang - Vientiane - Vang Vieng - Vientiane - (Vietnam:) Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh - My Tho - Can Tho Ho - Chi Minh City - (Cambodia:) Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Beng Mealea - Siem Reap - (Thailand:) Bangkok - Phuket - Bangkok (Could Customize)You can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day - 1 - BangkokNot a filthy third world capital anymore, Bangkok has adopted the chic that makes it as a top-tier Indochina tour destination. Today, you will make the first-time encounter with the City of Angles.At the airport, our Thailand tour guide will greet you with a friendly Sawadeka. Check in upon arrival and have some free time in this amazing city.Stay overnight in Bangkok.Day - 2 - Bangkok - Chiang MaiPutting up its 21st-century facade for Thailand tour makers, however, Bangkok still keeps its old-school religious pride of holding so many temples and shrines that make the city appealing to Buddhists and Indochina tour makers alike. Today you will have a city tour visiting Bangkok's most famed temples.Wat Traimit, the Temple of Golden Buddha, famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold Buddha image; and then continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, the major landmarks and hottest Thailand postcard image, also a top must-visit site for the Thailand tours. Wat Po follows up, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, noted for its reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas). Have lunch in a local restaurant.After lunch, we continue to visit the most famous tourist place in Bangkok: Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there's a distinct difference in style between the Thai-styled Wat Phra Kaew and the more European-styled designs of the Grand Palace. After this place we go back to the hotel and free at leisure.In the evening, our Thailand tour guide will escort you to the airport for the flight to Chiang Mai. Arriving in Chiang Mai at around 9pm, check in and have a relaxing night rejuvenating yourself for tomorrow's Thailand holiday!Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.Day - 3 - Chiang MaiIn the morning, you will break into the mist on a motorcycle all the way to Wat Umong, an amazingly unique temple favored by a great number of Thailand tour makers. Right inside the forest, the temple demonstrates essenence of harmony as you walk in. Monks feed deer in the early morning and every Thailand holiday spender can give food to the turtles and fish in the pond surrounded by big trees. Signs with Buddha's words of wisdom are fluttering between tree branches, composing a noteless symphony with leaves rustling. One of the most mentioned features of Wat Umong of Thailand travel guidebooks is the underground temple and tunnels filled with miniture Buddha images are worthy a look-see. You will enjoy some hours of stay in this temple out of the norm. Later, we will be back to Chiang Mai main town and take a tour in the oldest temple of Chiang Mai, Wat Chiang Man before a yummy lunch in a nice local restuarant.In the afternoon, we will take the local transfer, Song Taew or Double Bench, to climb up the mountain to visit Chiang Mai's most famous temple:Wat Doi Suthep Temple. With the white elephant legend, the temple has become one of the most visited sites in Thailand for all Thailand tours. Later, you will be taken back to hotel for a relaxing afternoon.When the night falls, Chiang Mai is putting up her best dress to present you a spectacular dinner show. As an overview into Thai culture, Kantoke Show impresses Thailand tour fans not only by its outstanding performance but also the cultural soul.Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.Day - 4 - Chiang MaiDon't miss a Chiang Mai cooking class in your Thailand tours!Today, you will spend a couple of unforgettable hours at the cooking school learning about the authenic Nothern Thai cuisine.In the late afternoon, you will be transferred back to hotel. Have some leisure free time wandering in town. Why not check out Chiang Mai Walking Street?Stay overnight in Chiang Mai.Day - 5 - Chiang Mai - Chiang RaiElephant ride seems to be always a perfect photo to awe your friends back home for your Thailand holiday. Today, we are going to ride these sweet creatures another way: bareback! Sounds scary? Well you won't be after a show-how given by professional mahouts at Ran Tong Elephant Training Camp. Ride your own elephant, give it the order by hands, you don't need a mahout to whip your giant friend. On elephant's back, you will go through the jungle and reach Mae Sa Waterfall, where you and your giant friends would have so much fun bathing together in the water! Special memory, yes, that is what it is all about for your Thailand holiday!We will be back to Chiang Mai before lunch. After a quick lunch, you can stretch out legs while we are boating up to Chiang Rai along Mae Kok River. While other Thailand tour makers consider an overland drive to Chiang Rai is the right way to go, you, luckily enough, have an out-of-ordinary experience with our, which including the riverfront villagers waving hello to you from distance. The boat trip will take us about 4 hours and we will get to Chiang Rai at evening. Check in upon arrival and have a free night in Chiang Rai.Stay overnight in Chiang Rai.Day - 6 - Chiang RaiChiang Rai, a border town sitting in peace by Mae Kok River, what brings you so much attention from oversea Thailand tour makers? Today is time to find out!In the morning, we will take a lovely short boat trip to Chiang Sean. History has blessed with this old little town with rich and vivid tints, and the town itself is noted for an overview of 3 countries, Thailand, Myanmar and Laos, at Golden Triangle. Regardless a somewhat bland stand at Golden Triangle, today we will visit the less-known yet richfully informative museum, House of Opium. Opium has been the major economic support of the region before tourism finally took over and yesterdays deserve our attention and learning. We will take a free stroll in town before lunch.After lunch, we will drive back to Chiang Rai, and take a tour in the famous Wat Rong Khun. 'You haven't seen all the temples till you see this!' as some Thailand tour fans claim, the white exterior is overcasted with tiny mirrors that shine out the entire temple shimmering right in front of you. Path leads you to the inside passing by the fire-burning hell where thousands of hands reaching out for mercy, which might get you thinking the real meaning of life and where the true faith lies. This is not the only reason why Wat Rong Khum becomes a must in Thailand tours in Chiang Rai, more awaits for your visit.Stay overnight in Chiang Rai.Day - 7 - Chiang Rai - Houi Xay - PakbengEarly in the morning, our Thailand tour guide will escort you to the pier of Houi Xay for Luang Say Cruise to Luang Prabang, Laos. As the boat slowly leaving shore, those happy moment spent with your Thailand tour guide would stuck in memory as you can still see him/her waving goodbye. Here hoves your new Indochina holiday passion: Laos!One stop will be at a minority village for your free stroll. At dusk, we will get to Pakbeng, a modest town by the Mighty Mekong. Your Laos tour guide waits for your arrival and takes you to check-in. Later, you will be invited to a nice dinner in a local restaurant.Stay overnight in Pakbeng.Day - 8 - Pakbeng - Luang PrabangToday your cruise will take you to a humble village by the Nam Ou River, where you can get encounter with local folks and talk about their daily events. Later, the Laos tour guide will lead you to the famous site of Pak Ou Caves, where Buddha figures of all sizes are stilling inside darkness witnessing sunrise and sunset over the Mighty Mekong for God-knows how many years. As a must-do for all Laos tours in Luang Prabang, Pak Ou Caves always reward the international Laos tour makers with unique yet somehow surreal feeling. Get out of the caves, you will have lunch on board.In the afternoon, you will see the outline hoving up in woods as your cruise boat slowly approaching to Luang Prabang. Finally, here you are! our private Laos tour guide will give you the warmest welcome and take you to hotel for check-in.After refreshing, you will be invited for a Lao dinner with traditional Lao dance, making a perfect introduction for your Laos holiday in Luang Prabang.Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.Day - 9 - Luang PrabangEarly in the morning, little birds will wake you up.You might be feeling drowsy from the warmth of sleep.However, no sooner has a line of walking monks emerged than you get clear-headed. Morning alms collecting supports most of the monks in Luang Prabang, and this ritual also enjoys great prestige over other Laos tour attractions. After giving alms to monks with respect and best hope for them, you will visit Luang Prabang's most famed attractions: the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping towards to the ground in the classical architectural style of Luang Prabang temples.Have lunch in a local restaurant.In the afternoon, we will visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham are two of the major seats of Buddhism in town. At dusk, we will climb up Mountain Phousii for a peaceful sunset.Dinner cruise over the Mekong River with a traditional Lao dance show will engrave your memory for this Laos holiday.Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.Day - 10 - Luang PrabangGet tired of the Buddhism images or temples? Plunge yourself into nature!This morning, as driving to Kuangsi Waterfall, we will stop at Asian Bear Rescue Center, where kinds of endangered Asian bears are being taken good care of. Later, we will travel to the famous Kuangsi Waterfall for a cool-off. Have picnic lunch in this stunning natural setting.In the afternoon, we will drive back to Luang Prabang. Enjoy a free kick-back in the cafe.Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.Day - 11 - Luang Prabang - VientianeEnjoy a free morning in Luang Prabang. Have lunch on your own and we will fly to Vientiane, a thriving capital speaking for today's Asia.Upon arrival, you will meet our Vientiane Laos tour guide, who will share a brief introduction about the city as driving to hotel for check-in.How to spend your first afternoon in Vientiane? How about an encounter with traditional Lao weaving and dyeing? our private Laos tour guide will take you to Phaeng Mai Gallery (option: Huoey Hong Vocational Textile Training Center)The ancient art of silk weaving was lost for years under the Comunist regime. Nowadays, with the inbrusting foreign influence and interest from the likes American weaver Carol Cassidy who started Lao Textiles in 1990, the once elaborate and endangered art form is experiencing a renaissance. Weaving up the textlies in a traditional loom and dyeing them with natural pigments should be a perfectly momorable piece for your Laos holiday.In the evening, your dinner will be served in Phatoke Laoderm restaurant with a splendid traditional Lao dance.Stay overnight in Vientiane.Day - 12 - VientianeVientiane, being the capital of such an ancient country means it has all the reason to lure numbers of Indochina tours diggers to discover its mejesty. Today, a city tour enables us to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues,; and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, housing the famous Emerald Buddha Image, amazes its Indochina tours makers. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, getting an idea why it attracts so many people. And we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph.The rest of the day is free.Stay overnight in Vientiane.Day - 13 - Vientiane - Vang ViengAs the most accessible eco-getaway Laos tour destination near Vientiane, Vang Vieng reputes for its picturesque river basin landscape and harmonic pastoral. Making your own Laos holiday apart from the norm, our Laos tour guide will help you make today as a memorable adventure.In the early morning, you will take a drive to Hin Heup, where we will start a kayakking adventure on the River Nam Lik. Water is gushing out unbelievable vitality as you paddle downstream for an hour or so. After getting out of water and dry yourself up, we will trek into the forest for a nice setting to lunch.In the afternoon, get ready for some zing in the zip-line setting. Woooooow!After a full day of excitement, please relax yourself as your Laos tour guide escorts you to Vang Vieng. Arriving at evening, check in hotel and have a free night in this peaceful laid-back town.Stay overnight in Vang Vieng.Day - 14 - Vang ViengAfter a breakfast, your trekking trip starts from the village of Phathao some 12 km north of Vang Vieng. After reaching the mountain range, a climb leads to heights with spectacular panoramic views. Near the top of the ridge lies the Tham Hok Cave. It contains some of the most impressive stalactites and stalagmites to be found in Vang Vieng. Have picinic lunch in the forest.After the descent down the far side of the mountain, we will go swimming in cool pools nearby rapids.We will be back to Vang Vieng before dusk.Stay overnight in Vang Vieng.Day - 15 - Vang Vieng - Vientiane - HanoiAs part of our half day Laos tour of Vang Vieng, we explore the famous caves of Tham Jang, which was once used by the local people as a hideout during the Lao-China war time, leaving the Laos holiday makers some unsolved mysteries. We will cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different lifestyles of the locals. Have lunch in a local restaurant.In the afternoon, free at your own pace to explore the area. And then we will be back to Vientiane, just in time to catch the flight to Hanoi.We will arrive to embrace Hanoi's passionate night. Check in upon arrival and have yourself a sweet dream.Stay overnight in Hanoi.Day - 16 - HanoiToday, we begin your Vietnam holiday with a cycle tour of the fascinating Old Quarter - 36 streets in old-schooled French colonial style would present you the past days. Cycling ends in the Old Citadel, from where we will walk along the beautiful tree-lined boulevards until we get to Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. We visit the humble House on Stilts, in which Uncle Ho lived and painted a brighter day for Vietnam. Then continue on to visit the Presidential Palace.Have lunch in a nice restaurant.Afterwards, we visit the infamous 'Hanoi Hilton' - Hanoi's former central prison made famous first for the incarceration of the leaders of Vietnam's national liberation movement and later US Air force pilots shot down over North Vietnamese airspace.Afternoon is free at your leisure.At night, you will get some awesome experience from a wonderful water puppet show.Stay overnight in Hanoi.Day - 17 - Hanoi - Lao CaiLeaving Hanoi at approximately 8.00am, we will drive to our boat on the banks of the Red River, starting today's Vietnam holiday along Hanoi's necklace with this Red River cruise. We will begin our cruise through the countryside and have plenty of time to relax before making our first stop at Chi Phuong Dock, where bikes will replace cars and we will go cycling (or taking a motor tricycle at your request) along the country road in the lush Red River Delta. En route, we will visit But Thap Pagoda and people in the village. From here we continue cycling to Dong Ho Handicraft Village, renowned for its unique wood prints. Each family runs their own workshop and we have the opportunity to observe how the printing process works. Have lunch in the village.In the afternoon, you will be back on the cruise boat after a short cycle ride. After dinner on your own, our private Vietnam tour guide will take you to the train station for the overnight train to Lao Cai.Stay overnight on the train.Day - 18 - Lao Cai - SapaThe sunlight breaks into different colors through your window as the train finally arrives at Lao Cai trains station. After a short break, we will start our Vietnam tours in Sapa.Leave no luggage behind, are you ready for a special Vietnam holiday adventure in Sapa? Hold your answer untill we go walk down the mountain in haze and get to Ham Rong Orchird Garden for a beautiful sunrise. Another day of hope begins with the first sunlight over Sapa's mountain range as the local market is putting the fair on a high tide. Later, we will visit the most famous minority village of Cat Cat Village, where you will get some close-up experience about the traditional weaving and dyeing. Try to weave, that won't be easy! Have lunch in the village.In the afternoon, relax your body and soul in Silver Waterfall before we go back to Sapa. Some hours are free for shopping and photos before bed-time. Now back to our question: are you ready? Yes, now we know you are more than ready!Stay overnight in Sapa..(*Note: As you arrive in Sapa very early, we will arrange an early check-in for you to take a nap, refresh and have breakfast, which is one special feature we boast for our private Vietnam tour service.)Day - 19 - Sapa - Lao CaiEarly in the morning, we will check out Bac Ha Market (*Note:open only on Sundays. Other options will be offered subject to your travel date.)in Bac Ha Village, where Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen people are haggling over prices. The nomens of these minorities might not mean a squat to you, but the colors colliding in their costums is without a doubt a feast for your Vietnam holiday in Sapa.Later, we will take a free ramble through this bustling market before lunch in a simple yet clean restaurant. After lunch, we will go to Trang Do Village where villagers will help you get onto a water bufflo cart to saunter around.Later, you will take a boat trip down the Chay River, taking in the stunning landscape all for your Vietnam holiday memory. Today's fun ends with a cup of warm herb tea upon arrival in Sapa. Check in hotel and soak yourself in dreams.Stay overnight on the train.Day - 20 - Lao Cai - Hanoi - Halong BayArrive in Hanoi just to catch the early sun for another Vietnam holiday morning! Take a break from the long journey and then our private van will drive you to Halong Bay one of the most popular sites for all Vietnam tours.Itineraries differ in different cruise junks, nevertheless, you will likely see Bai Tu Long Bay, Coc Island, Cap De Island, Bo Cau Island, Vong Vieng fishing village,Trong Cave,Ho Dong Tien Cave, which are all the golden nuggets for your Vietnam holiday. In our cruise junk list, you will certainly find a favorite one to enlighten your Vietnam holiday.Stay overnight on the junk.Day - 21 - Halong Bay - HanoiHalong Bay engraves your Vietnam holiday with its stunning beauty and awe of how wonderful God's work can be! Today, our cruise goes on. Kick back on the sundeck, savor every minute of this precious Vietnam holiday.After a seafood lunch, the junk slowly approaches to the shore, where our Vietnam tour guide is waiting for you. Back to Hanoi in the early afternoon, and the rest of your day is at your own pace.Stay overnight in Hanoi.Day - 22 - Hanoi - HueHave breakfast and some free time in Hanoi. Later, your Vietnam tour guide will take you to the airport and say goodbye. The flight to Hue will take about 2 hours, arrive in the late morning, you will be warmly greeted by our Vietnam tour guide in Hue. Check in upon arrival and our Vietnam tour guide will walk with you along Hue's mossy streets to a nice local restaurant for lunch whilst walking you through a brief history of Hue.After a corking good lunch in town, you will use a soft walking trip to know about Hue. Imperial Citadel and tour the Forbidden Purple City. Following the design of the Forbidden City in China yet with distinctive inspiration, Hue proudly holds this site as its major attractions luring world-wide Vietnam tours fans. Later, you can get some great deals done at the local Dong Ba Market.Transfer back to hotel, please get some good rest because you have a big day of extra fun tomorrow!Stay overnight in Hue.Day - 23 - HueBreaking out of the textbook, our prompts for your special Vietnam holiday in Hue.Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda and drive to visit the majestic Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang are all on top of Vietnam travel list, but today you will see them all in a different way.Early in the morning, after breakfast in your hotel, you will take a sunrise cruise down the Perfume River all the way to Thanh Hoa Village. Along the boat trip, we will make stops to visit the old Thien Mu Pagoda. As we arrive, a nice mountain bike will be loaded up for you to adventure through Thanh Hoa's narrow and bump country road, passing by lush rice peddies and fruit gardens, have lunch in a nice and clean local restaurant and then we will go all the way back to the pier where we started the cruise (about 2 hours). Strecth your legs on deck with Perfume River's vigorous daylight scenery.In the afternoon, we will visit Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang before getting back to hotel. Free time at your own pace exploring this elegant old town.Stay overnight in Hue.Day - 24 - Hue - Danang - Hoi AnNever stop, your Vietnam tours are always on the move! We drive our way to Hoi An in the morning, the view of the coast and Danang from the top of the Hai Van Pass makes your Vietnam holiday journey very interesting and you are in for an excellent photo shooting. We will also visit the famous Marble Mountain, which stands for the five essential elements that establish nature. Sure the folktale will be quite an amusement for your Vietnam tours! Have lunch en route.We will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in upon arrival and have some free time on your own.Stay overnight in Hoi An.Day - 25 - Hoi AnAs much of Vietnam tour interest, Hoi An's Chinese-style architecture is an attractive bonus for your Vietnam holiday.Today, we will take a cycling trip to visit Hoi An's hottest attractions: Japanese Bridge, Old Merchant House, China Assembly Halls and some other interesting shops. Later, we will walk deep into a narrow alley in search for a special lunch in a secret garden-like restaurant.In the afternoon, a boat trip accross Hoi An River will take us to Thanh Ha Village, where you can witness generations keep the old ship-building, brick-baking and potting process alive.As dark falls, a dinner cruise will roll out a picture of Hoi An at a night background as you are enjoying a fancy dinner on deck. Your private Vietnam tour guide will take you back to hotel after dinner.Stay overnight in Hoi An.Day - 26 - Hoi AnIf you want to blend yourself into a real Hoi An moment for a special Vietnam holiday, today is your day!To some point, Hoi An Ancient town's charm, has eclipsed its original pastoral beauty. This time, in your Vietnam holiday, you have the chance to see what it is like being a farmer.In the early morning, your private Vietnam tour guide will pick you up and take you to Tra Que, a remote village distant from the hassle and dazzle of Hoi An touristy spots.Put on the farming outfit, you will be taught by a real farmer, who speaks no English but the language of smile and friendliness, about how to hoe, sow and water. Fertile soil, morning mist, lush veggies and sweating you, all brings you back to the age of innocent. Have lunch in the farmer's house.In the afternoon, we will boat back from Tra Que to Hoi An town. Today's special experience will stay topic for quite a while after this Vietnam holiday, don't you think?The rest of your day will include some beach activities, go have fun!Stay overnight in Hoi An.Day - 27 - Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh CityKick back and relax, have yourself a free day in Hoi An's amazing beach!In the late afternoon, our private Vietnam tour guide will escort you to Danang airport for the ongoing flight to Ho Chi Minh City.Check in upon arrival, have dinner and free time on your own.Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.Day - 28 - Ho Chi Minh CityNo matter where you come from, a step in Ho Chi Minh City of your Vietnam holiday always rears in glamorous form. Paradox of modern and vintage, encounter of east and west, Ho Chi Minh City paints your dream for today's Asia.In the morning, our private Vietnam tour guide will take you on a city tour visiting: Notre Dame Cathedral, with all the materials imported from France, this Catholic Church served for French colonialists and in someway became a major channel to preach God's gospel to local folks; quite worthy a sidetrip, that is the Post Office, which is just a few steps from Notre Dame Cathedral and a great place to mail your Vietnam holiday postcards; Chinese culture has the Jade Emperor Pagoda as its best speaker, the Taoist Jade Emperor is sitting sublimely and flanked by guardians, overlooking people who are seeking for wealth, health and immortality. Have lunch in a nice local restaurant.In the afternoon, have some free time strolling in the city, delving into the old alleyways and quirky boutiques.In the evening (around 5pm), our private Vietnam tour guide will take you to the pier for a boat trip on the Saigon River. Boating down to Binh Quoi Village where you will enjoy an excellent cultural show presenting the wedding with a bridal procession on water and dance. Have dinner at the riverside.After dinner, we will escort you back to hotel with twinkling stars in the sky.Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.Day - 29 - Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh - Ho Chi Minh CityJust outside the city, a reminder of wartime evocates history buffs' passions, that is the Cu Chi Tunnel System.In the morning, you will take an interesting tour here. Later, we will get a taste of Vietnam's most intriguing and tricky indigenous religions: Cao Daism in the Cao Dai Great Temple, a somewhat eerie rococo extravaganza jamming the conflicting architectural idiosyncrasies of a French church, a Chinese pagoda, Hong Kong's Tiger Palm Garden and Madame Tussaud's Wax Museum. Regardless of the quizzical jaw-dropping, this place is a good rest spot after a Cu Chi Tunnel System trip. Have lunch in a nearby restaruant.In the afternoon, we will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and you will have a great deal of fun while exploring the city at your own pace.Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.Day - 30 - Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can ThoHeading out of the bustling city, we ride along rice field to My Tho, a famous stop for any Vietnam tours in Mekong region. Upon arrival, we embark on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region, which passing My Tho fruit market. Joining in with daily activities of local people and enjoy the atmosphere of water world along the canal and along the Tien River. The exciting cruise continues to Unicorn Island, here you can taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy the local traditional music, performed by the islanders. Have lunch at a typical country garden house.Passing through Tan Thach natural cannals in Ben Tre after lunch, we will reach Thoi Son Island, where we will trek through the fruit plantation.Along the boat ride, you will get to know why people claim that My Tho is a beautiful peice of memory for your Vietnam tours.We will go to Can Tho by car. Check in upon arrival and have some free time afterwards.Stay overnight in Can Tho.Day - 31 - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom PenhThe early morning fair over the Cai Be Floating Market is considered as a showcase of Mekong Delta life for all Vietnam tours. This morning, we will get up early and take a private boat to this bustling overwater market. Later, we will visit a small island, where seasonal fruit is served and you can chat with the local folks. Have lunch in an orchard.In the afternoon, you will be back to Ho Chi Minh City, go shopping before the evening flight to Phnom Penh.At night, we will arrive in Phnom Penh, the upgoing capital of Cambodia, a base for your Indochina holiday during the following days. Our professional Cambodia tour guide will escort you to hotel for check-in.Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.Day - 32 - Phnom PenhOpening up to outsiders, Phnom Penh has triggered a tourism boom for world-wide Cambodia tour fans, keeping up with the conventional and still the hottest Cambodia tours destination of Siem Reap. Today, Phnom Penh welcomes you with her most enthralling smile.After breakfast, we will start a city tour visting Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrei Museum and Independence Monument.Have lunch in a local restaruant.Want to try a new way to tour Phnom Penh around? our special quad bike arrangement meets your zest for adventure!Get on your quad bike (motorcycle at request), and our professional Cambodia tour guide will take you to roar off the bumpy road in the capital's countryside. We will pass by green rice paddies, banana and mango plantations as well as remote villages along the Prek Thnot River. En route, we will make a stop at Kampong Kdol Pagoda, which is widely known for its statue representing the Buddha's life.After about 2 hours, our quad bike trip goes on to the mind-provoking site of Killing Fields. Despite the horrors of the past, it is a peaceful place to go and a tranquil spot to reflect on the tragic events that engulfed Cambodia and its people. At dusk, we will drive back to Phnom Penh for a relaxing night.Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.Day - 33 - Phnom Penh - Siem ReapHave breakfast in your hotel and some free time to walk around in Phnom Penh. Later, we will take a flight to Siem Reap, one of the main bouts of your Indochina tours.Check in upon arrival. Later, we will take a boat trip over the grand lake of Tonle Sap to visit the floating village of Chong Khneas. What an amazing picture of life! People make it work over the water, which is a marvelous landscape for your Cambodia holiday yet real life for them. We will be back to the city along with a peaceful sunset.Stay overnight in Siem Reap.Day - 34 - Siem ReapUp in the northwest of Cambodia, Siem Reap is a modest little town with magnificent Cambodia tour value that is the stunning Angkor Wat Ruins. Everybody gets a taste of the glory of the long-gone Khmer kingdom in their Cambodia tours.Today, early in the morning, our comfortable private van will drive you 45min to the entrance of Angkor Wat Complex, embarking your mysterious Cambodia holiday first in Angkor Wat.Angkor Wat, literally means City of Temples, has witnessed sacrifices at important ceremonies by king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Time lost its track and after re-discovery about 150years ago; it has soon become one of the most visited archaeological and artistic sites to all Cambodia tours. Today, under our professional Cambodia tour guide's lead, you will touch every inch and every detail of Angkor Wat. We will finish the tour in Angkor Wat before noon and drive back to Siem Reap downtown for lunch.After lunch, we will take some free hours in one of Siem Reap's relaxing cafés. When the sky starts to turn orange, our private Cambodia tour guide will take you to Bakheng Hill for a stunningly beautiful sunset over the whole town. As the sun is slowly and gracefully setting down the horizon, your light-menu dinner will be served by the lakeshore of the Lotus Lake, a perfect place for gourmet after a whole day Cambodia tour, isn't it? Activities including fishing, boating and fish-feeding will be at your choice for some after-dinner fun.Stay overnight in Siem Reap.Day - 35 - Siem ReapHave breakfast in your hotel with traditional Khmer instrument playing. Later, we will drive to Angkor Thom, literally meaning Great City, another famous Cambodia tours' spotlight.Tuktuks and private transfers are both used to tour Angkor Thom, but in your special Cambodia holiday, you will trek through the marvelous Angkor Thom. Numerous huge pillars are engraved stories about Cambodia's history and culture, as well as some folktales, which greatly amuses us Cambodia tour makers with its vivid lifelikeness and remarkable perseverance. In Angkor Thom, we will visit its attached attractions including the grand South Gate, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of Leper King. Angkor Thom will give us a joyful and plentiful morning and we will have lunch in a nearby restaurant.In the afternoon, we will try to beat the heat under the lush trees in Ta Prohm. Hiding itself deep among the canopying trees, Ta Prohm secretly reveals its majesty for those savvy Cambodia tour makers. Ta Prohm, in fact is a brilliant complex of Angkorian architecture and sculpture, including: Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool; Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan Temple, built by the King Jayavarman VII. We will also visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls) and Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century. We will finish today's Cambodia tour and drive back to hotel.Stay overnight in Siem Reap.Day - 36 - Siem Reap - Beng Mealea - Siem Reap - Bangkok - PhuketAlmost as the same size, construction and history as Angkor Wat, Beng Mealea (77km from Siem Reap)is like a mecca forgotten by time and people due to its remote location. Scattered bricks and collapsed stone walls have lost its glory yet the unpaired ruins are the best speaker for original Angkorian-era Hinduism culture.Today, after a vegetarian breakfast with the monks from Wat Arun, we will pack up and drive to Beng Mealea. Step carefully upon the wooden walkways; try your best to imagine what has happened in this Lotus Pond that is the literal meaning of Beng Mealea. How is the glory to be recaptured once it is lost? Kids will be happy to offer a hand as you climb, candy is always a good way to say Thank you in return for their adorable smile. Have picnic lunch in the ruin complex.In the afternoon, our cozy private van will take you back to Siem Reap. Refreshing up before we catch the international flight to Bangkok. Transmiting in Bangkok, your Indochina holiday is coming to the last chapter: Phuket holiday!We will arrive in Phuket with countless stars in the sky, check in and sweet dreams!Stay overnight in Phuket.Day - 37 - PhuketEnjoy your Indochina holiday in Phuket!Stay overnight in Phuket.Day - 38 - PhuketEnjoy your Indochina holiday in Phuket!Stay overnight in Phuket.Day - 39 - Phuket - BangkokEnjoy your free day in Phuket!In the late afternoon, you will fly back to Bangkok. Check in upon arrival and have some free time in town.Stay overnight in Bangkok.Day - 40 - BangkokYour Indochina holiday is coming to an end today, feeling kinda hangover?Your professional Thailand tour guide will escort you to the airport and say goodbye, wishing you all the best!Bon Voyage!
Tour Code: VN30-0012
Tour Duration: 30 Days 29 Nights.
Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Lao Cai - Sapa - Dien Bien Phu - Muong Khua - Muong Ngoi - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane - Na Hin - Pakse - King Fisher Lodge - Don Khong - Kratie - Phnom Penh - Battambang - Angkor Wat - Siem Reap
30 Days Vietnam Laos Cambodia TourYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 30 Days Vietnam Laos Cambodia TourTour Code: IC301 Departure Date: You Choice! Custom Days: ..20..30.. Days Tour Route: (Vietnam:) Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Lao Cai - Sapa - Dien Bien Phu - (Laos:) Muong Khua - Muong Ngoi - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane - Na Hin - Pakse - King Fisher Lodge - Don Khong - Kratie - (Cambodia:) Phnom Penh - Battambang - Angkor Wat - Siem Reap(Could Customize)You can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Pack your bags! A full month starts in southern Vietnam winds up the country to the unspoiled beauty of Ha Long Bay and the mountains along the Chinese border then into picturesque northern Laos.Highlights of Laos are followed by Cambodia’s charm and ancient history.River trips and World Heritage locations combined with natural beauty set a month of discovery. All remote land border crossings make the trips more adventure!Brief ItineraryDay 1: Ho Chi Minh ArrivalDay 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi Tunnels - HCMCDay 3: Ho Chi Minh City –Night Train to Da Nang – Hoi AnDay 4: Hoi An – My Son – Da Nang – HueDay 5: Hue – Royal Tombs – Imperial Citadel – Night Train to HanoiDay 6: Hanoi ArrivalDay 7: Hanoi City TourDay 8: Hanoi - Ha Long BayDay 9: Ha Long - Hanoi - Night Train to Lao CaiDay 10: Lao Cai – Sapa – Muong Hoa Valley trekDay 11: Sapa – Pa So - Dien Bien PhuDay 12: Dien Bien Phu - Dien Bien Phu Relic – Muong Khua/ LaosDay 13: Boat trip Muong Khua – Muong NgoiDay 14: Boat trip Muong Ngoi – Pak Ou Cave – Luang PrabangDay 15: Luang Prabang temples and VillagesDay 16: Luang Prabang – Vang ViengDay 17: Vang Vieng- Exploration – VientianeDay 18: Vientiane City Tour and Buddha ParkDay 19: Vientiane – Na Hin – Kong Klor CaveDay 20: Na Hin – Seno - PakseDay 21: Pakse - Wat Phou - Ou Moung - Kiet Ngong Elephant Riding - King Fisher LodgeDay 22: King Fisher Lodge - Don Det - Don Khone - Don KhongDay 23: 4000 Islands – Stung Treng/ Cambodia – Kratie – Boat to see dolphinDay 24:Kratie – Phnom PenhDay 25:Phnom Penh City TourDay 26: Phnom Penh – Kompong Chhnang – BattambangDay 27: Wat Kor Cultural and Agricultural Village - Wat Ek Phnom - Crocodile FarmDay 28: Boat trip Battambang – Tole Sap Lake - Siem ReapDay 29: Sunrise at Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat - Sunser at Angkor WatDay 30: “Grand Circuit” - Rolous Group – Siem Reap DepartureDay to Day ItineraryDay 1: Ho Chi Minh City ArrivalThose arriving internationally will need a day to adjust to the time and get used to the climate of the region.A half day tour is available here if you arrival is the previous day, if not, Day One is at your leisure.Those arriving today will be met at the airport and transfer with to the hotel.In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner with your Vietnamese Guide.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : airport transferMeal plan:DDay 2: Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh CityAfter breakfast, we transfer to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American War.Cu Chi has become legendary and a place of pilgrimage for Vietnamese school children and communist party cadres. We return to Ho Chi Minh City for lunchIn the afternoon, we continue on to History Museum to see an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the evolution of Vietnam’s culture. Our next visit is Cho Lon or China Town – a jewel box of interesting Chinese-style temples such as Thien Hau Pagoda (the Protector of Mothers and Newborns) and then Binh Tay Market – China Town’s main market with Chinese-style architecture. By the end of day, we pay a visit to a lacquer water workshop.In the evening, you take the Reunification Express Train to Da NangAccommodation: 4 berth cabin, soft sleeperTransit: 4 hours by carWalking time: 2 - 3 hoursWalking difficulty: Easy, tunnels are slightly challengingMeal plan:B/LDay 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Da Nang – Hoi AnYou arrive in Da Nang by noon. Along the way, we enjoy costal scenery and pass alongside many towns.Upon your arrival in Da Nang, you have lunch and then drive to Hoi An. We check into hotel and stroll around the town visiting the Japanese Covered Bridge which was constructed in 1590 by the Japanese community. We continue to the Museum of Trading Ceramics where a collection of white and blue ceramics of the Dai Viet period and a great ceramic mosaic are worthwhile.Our next destinations are a sampling of beautiful architecture styles including Tan Ky House - a private home that features Japanese and Chinese influence, the Assembly Hall of the Cantonese Chinese Congregation - the temples and pagodas of molded on Chinese style. We end our day by walking along Silk Street of Hoi An. You may have your silk clothing made in just a few hours!Accommodation: Hotel selection from our listTransit : 3 - 4 hours by car/busMean plan: B, L, DDay 4: Hoi An – My Son – Da Nang – HueFollowing breakfast, we depart for My Son, a World Heritage site, 40 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a verdant valley; My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people. My Son is considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar and Ayutthaya in Thailand.The towers and sanctuaries were built from the 7 to 13 centuries and have survived war and time itself with care from Vietnam.Vietnam’s dedication to My Son is to honor the distinct heritage of the Cham People.In the afternoon, we depart for Hue, another World Heritage Site, via Da Nang.In Da Nang, we’ll stop to visit the Marble Mountains. The mountains consist of five sizeable formations which are said to present a natural element Water, Wood, Fire, Metal or Gold and Earth. Our next stop in Da Nang is the Museum of Cham Sculpture where you can see the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world.Stops at the Hai Van Pass - an incredibly mountainous stretch with spectacular view and Lang Co Beach - a crystal clear turquoise lagoon beaches is certainly included. The picturesque view of sea and mountain is truly amazing!In the evening, we’ll enjoy dinner on a Perfume River boat cruise.The boat cruise and Hue folk’s songs performance mark the end of the day.Accommodation: Your choice of hotel from our listTransit : 3 - 4 hours car, boat cruiseWalking time: 1 - 2 hoursMeal plan: B/L/DDay 5: Hue – Royal Tombs – Imperial Citadel – Night Train to HanoiIn the morning, we take another cruise on the Perfume River to visit the extravagant mausoleums that were constructed along this water’s edge. We first visit the Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc who had the longest reign and lived a life of ultimate imperial luxury and then the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, the most majestic of the royal tombs.Our river journey includes a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, an icon of Vietnam and has become an unofficial symbol of Hue. During 1960s and 1980s, it became a flashpoint of anti-government demonstration.Afternoon, we continue to the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled the country between 1802 and 1945 and the Ruins of the Purple Forbidden City which was constructed for personal use of the emperor and was entirely destroyed during Tet Offensive 1969. We then take a walk through Dong Ba Market, Hue’s hectic market where anything and everything can be bought.In the evening, you take the night train to HanoiAccommodation: 4 berth cabin, soft sleeperTransit : 4 hours by carWalking time: 2 - 3 hoursWalking difficulty: EasyMeal plan:B/LDay 6: Hanoi ArrivalYou arrive in Hanoi by noon. On the way, we enjoy beautiful country side landscape, villages and rice paddies passing by.The train journey takes you through some of the least visited and poorest areas of the country.On your arrival in Hanoi, you check into your hotel and enjoy lunch. The rest of the afternoon is fee at your leisure. You can stroll about the old quarter or just simply relax at your hotel.Accommodation: Your choice of hotel from our listTransit : transfer Hanoi Main Station to hotelWalking time: at your leisureMeal plan: B/L/DDay 7: Ha Noi City TourToday we spend a full day exploring the capital city and our first visit is to the Ho Chi Minh Complex.We first visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - the number one place of pilgrimage of Vietnam to pay respect to Uncle Ho. We continue to the Residential Palace - a beautifully restored colonial building constructed as the residence of the Governor General Indochina and now used for official receptions that is not open to public yet.We then spend time at Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969.The house is built in the style of Vietnam’s ethnic minorities, sitting in a well-tended garden next to carp-filled pond.We then continue to One Pillar Pagoda, Hanoi’s most famous pagoda is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, symbol of purity, rising out of a sea of sorrow.Our last visit before lunch is the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. It is an excellent example of well-preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture.We break for lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, we continue to the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. The museum features a fascinating collection of art and everyday objects gathered from Vietnam and its diverse tribal people. This wonderful museum is quite away from central Hanoi, but it shouldn’t be missed. On the way back to town, we’ll visit Tran Quoc Pagoda which is one of the oldest temple of Vietnam and Quan Thanh Temple, one of the four important temples, each located at North, South, East and West of Hanoi and dedicated to the Gods who are the guardians of the old capital Thang Long.At the end of the day, an optional cyclo ride around the old quarter streets from Hang Dau to Hang Gai.Accommodation: Your choice of hotel from our ListTransit : short journeys around Hanoi by carWalking time: 2 - 3 hoursWalking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B/LDay 8: Ha Noi - Ha Long BayWe depart Hanoi very early in the morning, transfer to hotel to refresh and have breakfast. We then leave for Ha Long through the Red River Delta with its scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday life in the villages. Upon arrival, you will get aboard a Traditional Style Junk and enjoying a well-prepared lunch of local fresh seafood while the junk cruises among thousand of odd shaped limestone islands. You will have opportunity to visit Surprise Grotto and have a swim at the Titop beach or follow the steps all the way up to the top for a view over the Bay below. You will then have dinner on board while watching sunset.Should you feel like taking another swim, there will plenty of time. (Additional Option: Kayaking).Accommodation: Your choice of Junk from our listTransit : 3 hours by carMeal plan: B/L/DDay 9: Ha Long – Hanoi – Lao CaiWhile enjoy breakfast in the fresh morning air and serenity of the bay and the junk will continue its way among thousands of islets. You cruise past several beautiful views of Teapot Island, Chopstick Island, Horse Saddle and Charles De Gaulle Island.You may wish for a swim before your lunch is served. The Junk will disembark Halong wharf at noon, where your bus is waiting to transfer you back to Hanoi. You will arrive in Hanoi about 16.00.In Hanoi, you have time for shopping and enjoy dinner before taking the night train to Lao Cai.Accommodation: 4 berth cabin, soft sleeperTransit : 3 hours by carMeal plan: B/LDay 10: Lao Cai – Sapa – Muong Hoa Valley trekYou arrive in Lao Cai in the early morning and we drive up into the mountains to Sapa.You will have an hour drive along mountainside past rice paddy terraces and enjoy sunrise.On your arrival in Sapa, we’ll have breakfast and if the check into the hotel (upon availability). The rest of the morning is at your leisure.You can stroll about town or visit the market or simply relax at a viewpoint and enjoy the stunning mountain scenery.In the afternoon, you take a short drive toward Muong Hoa valley. You then take a pleasant walk through Lao Chai village of Hmong minority and then continue on to Tavan village of Giay minority. The villages locate in the valley at the base of Hoang Lien Son mountain range. The valley is surrounded by mountain with picturesque rice fields.You will learn about the culture and daily life of the villagers.Your car will pick you up at Ta Van and transfer you back to Sapa. Stops for pictures are on request.Accommodation: Your choice of hotel from our listTransit : 2 hours by carWalking time: 2hoursWalking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B/LDay 11: Sapa – Pa So - Dien Bien PhuDeparting Sapa and our ascent up to the highest road pass in Vietnam, Tram Ton Pass/Heaven Gate. We stop at the pass for pictures.The beauty of the mountains will force us to take more stops for photos and depending on the time of year, there will be a fine layer of fog at the pass. We start descending the mountain and continue to Paso to have lunch in a local restaurant.This drive is the most picturesque in all of Vietnam!After lunch, we drive to Muong Lay (Old name Lai Chau) and have a vantage point of the valley soon to be flooded by the Son La Dam Project that will provide green energy to Vietnam. We then continue on to Dien Bien Phu. On arrival in Dien Bien Phu, we check into hotel and take a walk to the centre market for stretching the legs.Accommodation: Your choice of hotel from our listTransit : 5 – 6 hoursWalking time: lightMeal plan: B/LDay 12: Dien Bien Phu - Dien Bien Phu Relic – Muong Khua/ LaosIn the morning, we visit the site of the battle. Our first stop at Dien Bien Phu Museum is very informative. We then continue to the bunker headquarters of the French commander Colonel de Castries. On the other side of the bunkers is A1 Hill, where bitter fighting took place. If time permits, you can visit Dien Bien Phu Cemetery that commemorates Vietnamese soldiersFollowing lunch, we drive to the Lao - Vietnamese border through some of the most remote areas of the two countries.In the rainy season, there will be several river crossings along the bumpy ride after crossing the border!Our Lao guide from will pick you up at border and transfer you to Muong Khua.On your arrival, you check into your hotel and take a walk to the central market for a look.Accommodation: Your choice of hotel from our listTransit : 3 - 5 hours by carWalking time: 2 hourWalking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B/LDay 13: Boat trip Muong Khua – Muong NgoiAfter breakfast we embark to start our journey down the Nam Ou River past picturesque scenery. Nam Ou is the longest inland river in Laos and cruising along it, we enjoy what is widely thought of as the most beautiful river journeys through a stunning mountain setting.Our lunch is simple local food and the cruise takes about 4 hours.We arrive in Muong Ngoi by mid afternoon. After checking into your hotel, you take a walk to Tham Pa Thok, a limestone cave where villagers lived during the Second Indochina War as well as to a nearby waterfall.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 4 hours by boatMeal plan: B, LDay 14: Boat trip Muong Ngoi – Pak Ou Cave – Luang PrabangIt is worth an early wake up to watch a beautiful sunrise over limestone mountains and wander around the Ngoi village.After breakfast we embark to continue our journey down the Nam Ou River.At the confluence of Nam Ou and the Mekong River, we stop to visit Pak Ou Cave (1000 Buddha Cave). Only a short distance away from the aves, lies the village of Ban Xang Hai where we spend sometime to learn about lau lao (Lao whisky) and lau hai (Lao wine).From here, the boat cruises down the Mekong Rive. We arrive in Luang Prabang by late afternoonIn the evening, you should not miss the night market where ethnic minority people gather to sell and buy. You may find an exotic souvenir for your trip.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 6 hours by boatTrekking time: 2 hoursTrekking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 15: Luang Prabang Temples and VillagesWe sleep in today. After a late breakfast, you stroll around and have lunch in one of many fine restaurants in town.Following lunch, we’ll visit old Royal Palace which was built in 1904 during the early French colonial era as a residence for King Sisavang Vong and his family. The building features a blend of Lao motifs and French beaux-arts styles. We continue to Wat Visoun which was built by Visounnarat in 1513. It is the oldest operating temple in Luang Prabang. We finish the city tour at Wat Xieng Thong which was built by King Setthathirat in 1560. It is Luang Prabang’s most magnificent temple. We then drive east to Thai Lu village of Ban Phanom, which is well known for cotton and silk hand – weaving. We finish our half day tour at Ban Xang Khong, Sa paper making village and back to town.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 1 - 2 hours by mini bus or carTrekking time : 2 - 3 hoursTrekking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 16: Luang Prabang – Vang ViengDeparting from Luang Prabang, we follow the highway 13 to Vang Vieng. The road offers some of the most dynamic viewpoints of Laos and along the way, you can stop to visit local villages and take pictures. As we descend, we stop at Kasi for lunch and we will arrive in Vang Vieng mid afternoon.Vang Vieng is a small town nestled beside the Nam Song River amid stunningly beautiful limestone karts terrain.Vang Vieng is known as a ‘chill out’ town and for good reason; the setting lends itself to relaxing along the river, possibly going for a swim if you feel like.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 7 hour by mini bus or carTrekking time : limitedTrekking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 17: Vang ViengExploration – VientianeAfter breakfast, we’ll visit the nearby Tham Chang (Freezing Cave), the biggest cave in of Vang Vieng with very nice setting of the surrounding. We then drive north of Vang Vieng to visit the Tham Xang (Elephant Cave), an important Buddhist temple and owes its name to a remarkable limestone formation. The nearby Tham Hoi (Snail Cave) winds its way deep into the mountain. One hour of exploration through numerous corridors ends at a crystal clear spring. Here, swimming in the stream - in a cave lit up by candles - is possible all the year round. Another cool pool of spring water lies at the mouth of Tham Nam (Water Cave), also a good place for a swim. We return to Vang Vieng for lunch.After lunch, we continue our way to Vientiane. On the way to Vientiane via the road No 10, we’ll visit a traditional salt abstraction site at Ban Keun and continue to Dong Ma Khai Market where local people gather to sale wild animals and large selection of insects. We arrive to Vientiane in the late afternoon, check into the hotel and find a place on the Mekong for a drink while enjoying sunset.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 4 hours by mini bus or car/Trekking time : 2 hourTrekking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 18: Vientiane City Tour and Buddha ParkIn the morning time, we take a sightseeing tour of Vientiane and our first visit is Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828.We then continue to Ho Prakeo that contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane.Before lunch time, we go to That Luang Stupa, Laos’s most important monument built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha andthen Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today a landmark of Vientiane. We make a lunch stop at a riverside restaurant.In the afternoon, we continue the sigthseeing tour to Carol Cassidy House, a Gallery of Lao Textiles.The house contains active weaving and the natural dye process from A – Z.We then transfer to Buddha Park on the Mekong River slightly out of town.The park has Buddha statues in various shapes and sizes; one of them is the largest reclining Buddha in Laos. We return to Vientiane in the afternoon.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 2 hours by mini bus or carTrekking time : 4 hoursTrekking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 19: Vientiane – Na Hin – Kong Klor CaveWe depart early to day for Na Hin. On our arrival, we have lunch at a local restaurant and continue take a boat cruise in Konglor Cave, one of the natural wonders of Laos.This will be an unforgettable boat trip on an underground river through the 7km long Konglor Cave. After exploring the cave, we return to Na Hin for the night. Ban Na Hin sits in lush valley surrounded by tall karst peaks. The town is small and not much to do.Most people retire early here, this is a sleepy little town in Laos.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 4 - 5 hour by mini bus or car, boat cruiseActivity difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 20: Na Hin – Seno - PakseAfter breakfast, we depart for Pakse. The drive is flat and comfortable along the highway 13. We stop halfway at Seno for a simple lunch. Seno is a small crossroads town becoming bigger all the time as it is a mid point for transit between Thailand and Vietnam on highway 13 in Laos.We then continue on to Pakse. Our arrival in Pakse is late afternoon. We check into the hotel and refresh.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 7 hour by mini bus or carMeal plan: B, LDay 21: Pakse - Wat Phou - Ou Moung - Kiet Ngong Elephant Riding - King Fisher LodgeIn the morning, we’ll visit Wat Phou, occupying a dramatic mountainside site over looking the Mekong valley. The wat is divided into lower and upper parts and is joined by a steep stairway .After visiting Wat Phou, we stop for lunch at the boat restaurant.We’ll head south via Ou Moung where all rocks to build Wat Phou had to go by. We arrive at Kingfisher Resort. After check in, there is time for a short rest. We’ll enjoy elephant riding from Ban Kiet Ngong up to the archeological site of Phou Asa which overlooks the Pha Pho wetland, rich with bird life.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 2 hour by mini bus or carActivity time : 2 hours waking/ 2 hours elephant rideActivity difficulty: Easy and Fun!Meal plan: B, LDay 22: King Fisher Lodge - Don Det - Don Khone - Don KhongAfter breakfast at the lodge, we travel to Ban Nakasang. From here, we’ll take a short boat ride to Don Det. We then drive by truck thru Don Det and cross the railway bridge (the only line the French ever laid in Laos) to Don Khone, and continue to the dramatic Somphamit Waterfall, a well worth visiting place. We’ll enjoy lunch at Don Khone before driving to Done Khong for the night.4000 Island (Si Phan Don) is another of Laos’ natural wonders.Here the Mekong suddenly fans out, forming an intricate, beautiful network of channels separated rocks, sandbars and islands pushing the width of the Mekong over 14 kilometers wide.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 3 hour by mini bus or carActivity time : 2 hours waking/boat journeysActivity difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 23: 4000 Islands – Stung Treng/ Cambodia – Kratie – Boat to see dolphinWe leave the 4000 Islands and head south spending some time visiting Khone Phapheng Waterfall.You then enter Cambodia at the Veun Kham Border and continue on to Stoeng Treng for lunch.We have lunch at Mekong Blue, an NGO set up to help vulnerable people, especially women in northeastern Cambodia.We continue on to Kratie and before arriving we take a Mekong River boat trip to view the endangered Irrawaddy fresh water dolphins.We continue to Kratie and after checking in to the hotel, you can take a short tour of the local market.Accommodation: Hotel or Guesthouse from our listTransit : 5 hours by car, 30 – 45 minute boat tripTrekking time: limitedRoad difficulty: Moderate, challenging in rainy seasonMeal plan: B, LDay 24:Kratie – Phnom PenhAfter breakfast, you take a short visit to Cambodian Rural Development Team to see some of demonstration activities and lean about what is being done to support dolphin conservation efforts. Today is our last drive of the trip and we’ll take a road less traveled.We depart out of Kratie and keep to the Mekong River.Along the way we will pass through villages lost in time.Most of the villages have a mixture of Khmer and a heavy Islamic population.The scent of incense from the local Wat drifts past the Mosque, a truly unique and magical area of Cambodia.We’ll stop along the way for a local lunch and continue on to Phnom Penh.We should arrive in Phnom Penh by sunset and a farewell dinner at a Khmer style restaurant ends our journey.Accommodation: Hotel or guesthouse from our listTransit : 6 - 7 hours by carTrekking time: limitedMeal plan: B, L, DDay 25:Phnom Penh City TourIn the morning your guide will meet you at your hotel and we head to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum where your guide will explain the history of the Khmer Rouge and walk you through the different museum displays. After watching the movie they show every day, we drive out to the Killing Fields, where a memorial stupa and shallow pits remind visitors of the thousands killed under the Pol Pot Regime. We enjoy lunch at Friends, a restaurant benefiting at-risk street children.In the afternoon, we take a short ride to the National Museum where pre-Angkorean pieces, as well as special pieces from the temples are housed. We walk over to Silver Pagoda, located within Royal Palace compound. It is so named because of the floor made up of over 5000 silver tiles. We then visit the Royal Palace to see the amazing royal collection and the beautiful architecture, just north of the Royal Palace. It was built by King Norodom and still is home to the royalty.Accommodation: Hotel or guesthouse from our listTransit : 4 – 5 hours by carWalking time: 2 hoursWalking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 26: Phnom Penh – Kompong Chhnang – BattambangWe leave Phnom Penh early and head towards Battambang. The roads are relatively good and the countryside is a mix of small villages and rice fields.On the way, we’ll stop at a silversmith village, see the pottery workshops in Kompong Chhnang and visit a fish market.Our lunch is at local restaurant along the way and upon our arrival in Battambang,we check into the hotel.We then take a walk through the town to discover its beautiful colonial architecture.Accommodation: Hotel or guesthouse from our listTransit : 4 - 5 hoursWalking time: at your discretionWalking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 27: Wat Kor Cultural and Agricultural Village - Wat Ek Phnom - Crocodile FarmIn the morning, we come to visit Wat Kor Cultural and Agricultural Village. The village is known for its ancient wooden houses. The owners and families will be happy to to take you around telling history of their home and sharing their life stories. You will travel from village to village by ox cart and sample the variety of unusual fruits available. We return to town for lunch.After lunch head to Wat Ek Phnom, an 11th Century temple ruin set along the Stung Sangker River, surrounded by lush green fields in an agrarian community. Some say was the example for Angkor Wat. Along the way, we’ll visit a fascinating crocodile farm, which sees few tourists and is totally authentic.Accommodation: Hotel or guesthouse from our listTransit : 2.5 hours carWalking time: at your discretionWalking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 28: Boat trip Battambang – Tole Sap Lake - Siem ReapFollowing breakfast at hotel, we travel by boat to Siem Reap along the Sangkar River enjoying unspoiled landscapes and traditional daily-life scenes.Along the ride, we stop at Cheur Khmao Pagoda, “Black Wood Pagoda” and Bak Prier floating village.We then cross the Biosphere Reserve and the floating villages of Prek Tuol.Our picnic lunch is served on board.We continue by boat across the Tonle Sap Lake to Chhoeung Kneas floating village.On arrival at Siem Reap port, we transfer to the town for check inNote - Best period of the year to do this tour is from August to February. In the remaining months the water level of the river will be too low, which will extend the navigation time or even make the tour impossible.Accommodation: Hotel or guesthouse from our listTransit : BoatWalking time: at your discretionWalking difficulty: EasyMeal plan: B, LDay 29: Sunrise at Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat - Sunser at Angkor WatBefore breakfast we drive to Angkor Wat to witness sunrise over the plain of Angkor.We’ll return to the hotel for breakfast and then begin exploring the temples of Angkor.We start with South Gate of Angkor Thom and then enter.We then proceed with a full tour of this complex seeing Bayon, Angkor Thom, Phimeanakas, Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.Lunch at a nearby restaurant and in the afternoon we’ll continue on to Ta Prohm and then spend the rest of the afternoon at Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, renowned for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Angkor Wat was a temple dedicated to the Hindu God - Vishnu. It was constructed over a period of 30 years by King Suryavarman II, who reigned between 1131 and 1151.Depending on your choice, we can view sunset from Angkor Wat or Bakheng.Accommodation: Hotel or guesthouse from our listTransit : 2.5 hours by carWalking time: at your discretionWalking difficulty: Easy, temple areas are uneven surfaces and some steep stairsMeal plan: B, LDay 30: “Grand Circuit” - Rolous Group – Siem Reap DepartureToday we continue our tour of the temples of Angkor Wat and continue what is called the “Grand Circuit”.Our first stop is Preah Kahn followed by Neak Pean, Ta Som and Pre Rub or Prasat Kravan.Lunch today is back in Siem Reap and following our break, we drive a little east of town for a visit to the Rolous Group of ruins, Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei.We return to town and take evening flight to Bangkok.Transit: 3 hours by car, 1 hour flightWalking time: 2 - 4 hoursWalking difficulty: Easy, temple areas are uneven surfaces and some steep stairsMeal plan: B/L
Tour Code: LA5-001
Tour Duration: 5 Days 4 Nights.
5 Days Classic Laos Tour Vientiane, Luang PrabangYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 5 Days Classic Laos Tour Vientiane, Luang PrabangTour Code: VL051Tour Route: Vientiane-Luang Prabang (Could Customize)Departure Date: You Choice!Custom Days: 5,6~10.. DaysYou can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day 1: Arrive in Vientiane (Dinner)Welcome to Vientiane. Upon arrival, meet your guide transfer to your hotel.After a break, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Over night in Vientiane.Day 2: Vientiane-Laung Prabang-City Tours (Breakfast/Lunch) (QV101@ 1150-1230)After breakfast, take a short flight to Luang prabang. Upon arrival meet your guide, transfer to your hotel. After a short break visit National museum,we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Day 3: Luang Prabang-Kuang Sii Fall (Breakfast/Lunch)After breakfast drive out of town 30KM to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-made handicraft as souvenirs for visitors pass by. Arrive in the town, transfer to your hotel. Overnight at same hotel.Day 4: Luang Prabang-Pak Ou Cave (Breakfast/Lunch)After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.Day 5: Luang prabang-Depart (Breakfast)After breakfast relax until your flight time to transfer you to airport for your departure. End of trip.
Tour Code: LA6-002
Tour Duration: 6 Days 5 Nights.
Tour Route: Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang
6 Days Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang Laos TourYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 6 Days Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang Laos TourTour Code: VL061Tour Route: Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang (Could Customize)Departure Date: You Choice!Custom Days: 5,6~10..14.. DaysYou can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day 1: Arrive in Vientiane (Dinner)Welcome to Vientiane, Arrive at Vientiane airport, and after customs & immigration formalities, transfer with your guide to your hotel. After a short break, Enjoy a city tour to Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Visit Wat Simuang and Wat Prakeo, which was the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which today lives in Bangkok.There are many excellent restaurants in Vientiane, and you will easily find something to suit your taste.Visitthe huge golden That Luang monument, where all Lao citizen respect as holy pagoda. VisitVientiane's own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumphe.This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumoured to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway.Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway!Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument. Overnight in Vientiane.Day 2: Vientiane – Vang Vieng (Breakfast/Lunch)After breakfast, We drive ahead to Vang Vieng, about 3-4hours from the capital. Once a key military airfield during the Indochina wars, the town’s central feature is the long-abandoned runway along the eastern side of town.On the west side, a small river separates the town from the nearby caves & mountains, which can easily be visited from town. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant en route. After lunch, Visit Jang Cave, visit Mulberry Organic farm.Taking nice photos at Song River. Overnight in Vang Vieng.Day 3: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (Breakfast/Lunch)After breakfastl, We Drive to Luang Prabang, drive passes through splendid scenery and past many panoramic lookout points on the winding mountaintop road.There are several stops en route to take in the scenery. Arrive in Luang Prabang, check into the hotel, and enjoy an exploring the former royal capital & crown jewel of the ancient Lane Xang Empire (pronounced ‘lan sang’) – the Land of a Million Elephants. Shopping Night Market. Overnight in Luang Prabang.Day 4: Luang Prabang – World Heritage Sites in Luang Prabang (Breakfast/Lunch)After Breakfast, Visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa.The rounded dome is 1stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao. Continue to visit Wat Mai.Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) epitomizes the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style. Visit Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground.See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here.The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana. Climb upPhou Sii hill stands right in the center of this small city.Climb its 350 steps to enjoy commanding views for many miles in each direction.Wat Phu Sii sits atop the mountain, along side the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns! Shopping Hmong market, where hundred of Hmong vendors display their handmade handicraft. Overnight in Luang Prabang.Day 5: Luang Prabang – Local Style Mekong Riverboat Experience – Pak Ou Buddha Caves (Breakfast/Lunch)After Breakfast Visit the National Museum, once a king's palace.Displayed inside is a lovely collection of personal artifacts of the royal family, including photos, musical instruments, and many gifts received from the dignitaries of foreign countries. Begin a Mekong Riverboat trip with your guide on the mighty Mekong River to visit the famous & sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves.These caves, overlooking the confluence of the Mekong & Ou Rivers from on high, have been home to many thousands of Buddha images that were placed here by local people since 16th century, when King Setthathirat found the caves and declared them a holy spot. On return Visit Por Sa Paper Handicraft & textile area at Ban Xang Khong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.Day6: Luang Prabang - Next destination (Breakfast)After Breakfast, relax until your flight time to transfer you to the airport.
Tour Code: LA10-003
Tour Duration: 10 Days 9 Nights.
Tour Route: Luang Prabang-Plain of Jars-Vientiane-Island
10 Days Luang Prabang-Plain of Jars-Vientiane-Island Laos TourYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 10 Days Luang Prabang-Plain of Jars-Vientiane-Island Laos TourTour Code: LV101Tour Route: Luang Prabang-Plain of Jars-Vientiane-Island (Could Customize)Departure Date: You Choice!Custom Days: 5,6~10..14.. DaysYou can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day 1: Arrive in Luang prabang (Dinner)Welcome to Luang prabang. Upon arrival in Luangsay pier, meet your guide transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang prabang. Aftera short break we start visit the majors sites included National museum,we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine ofWat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.Day 2: Luang Prabang-Kuang Sii Fall (Breakfast/Lunch)Today You may want to get up early to participate Arm-Ging, hundreds of monks walking along side walk to collect rice and food from laymen. From there visit Fresh Morning market at Prakham village.After breakfast drive out of town 30KM to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-made handicraft as souveniors for visitors pass by. Arrive in the town, transfer to your hotel. Overnight at same hotel.Day 3: Luang Prabang-Pak Ou Cave (Breakfast/Lunch)After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.Day 4:Luang Pranbang-Xieng Khuang (Breakfast/Lunch) (By land)Today we are driving about 6-7hpurs to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival,we drive out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. We also have time, this afternoon seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun Province and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Overnight in Phonsavanh.Day 5: Xieng Khuang-Vientiane(Breakfast/Lunch) (QV 402 @ 1440-1510)After breakfast visit central market before take a short flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival in Vientiane Capital,transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane.Day 6: Vientiane-City Tours (Breakfast/Lunch)After breakfast we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Visit Ban Nong Buathong, known as Textiel village. Over night in Vientiane.Day 7: Vientiane-Pakse-Boliven Plateua-Pakse (Breakfast/Lunch) (QV 512 @ 0630-0745, Daily)Early morning transfer you to Wattay Airport to t a flight to Pakse. Upon arrival, you are met and drive ahead to Saravanh province via Tateng. The stumbling water and lush vegetation around Tad Fan waterfall of today’s Atacular. We make a stop en route observing the traditional local making tea and coffee, a cup its can be tasted prior exploring the local cultures and its way of life along the way to Boloven Plateau area, the cultivation of rich coffee, tea, cardamom, bananas, and other crops are being seen along both side of our way. This is allowed time for visitors to venture off the beaten path and explore some of the lesser-known areas of Laos pointing for full exploration of the wild beauty of this southern region, Upon arrival at Tad Lo waterfall, we visit villages of Alak, Nge, Katu, the ethnic group of minority. Retrun to town later afternoon. Overnight in Pakse.Day 8: Pakse – Wat Phou – Don Khong (Breakfast/Lunch)After breakfast, we are heading out toward Khong Island, keep our way, crossing Mekong ferry to visit the pre-angkorian, ruins of Wat Phu, one of Southeast Asia 's most dramatically situated temples. Explore these Khmer ruins, perched atop a nearby hill, which is one of Lao World Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 2001, this wonderful archeological site of Khmer civilization dated back to the 9-12th centuries. We continue our way to 4000 islands region by land and catch a ferry motor boat to Don Khong. Overnight in Don Khong.Day 9:Don Khong – Khone Island –Pakse(Breakfast/Lunch)After Breakfast, we enjoy a visit of the surrounding countryside, and board on a long trail boat touring to Don Khone area, taking you to visit the remainsof French period, Liphi Waterfall or "the Corridor of the Devil". We return to the mainland at Ban Nakasang, a fishery village and drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng on the journey, the biggest waterfall in the South East Asia, it is really the impressive sight then a lush vegetation near the Lao-Cambodian border, which is teeming with wildlife and it is one of the loveliest destinations in Laos. Return to Pakse later afternoon.Overnight in Pakse.Day 10:Pakse-Depart (Breakfast)After breakfast transfer to you to Pakse Airport for your safety flight back to fly back home. End of trip.
Tour Code: LA12-004
Tour Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights.
Tour Route: Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Xieng Khuang-Luang Prabang
12 Days South to North Laos Tour Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Xieng Khuang-Luang PrabangYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 12 Days South to North Laos Tour Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Xieng Khuang-Luang PrabangTour Code: VL121 Departure Date: You Choice! Custom Days: 10..14.. DaysTour Route: Vientiane-Vang Vieng-Xieng Khuang-Luang Prabang (Could Customize)You can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day 1: Arrival Pakse – Tadlo (Dinner)On arrival at Pakse airport, you will be met and transferred to Tadlo, passing many charming villages and rolling hills. The deep contrast between the lush, green vegetation and the red surface of basaltic soil is an incredible thing to see as you pass along. You’ll have a stopover at the scenic Phasoume Waterfall and a nearby Katu village. You’ll then arrive at Tadlo by mid or late afternoon and spend time relaxing at the Tadlo Waterfalls or simply stroll around a nearby charming village before retiring for the evening. Day 2: Tadlo – Boloven Plateau – Done Khong – Khong Island (Breakfast)The views of stumbling water and lush vegetation around the waterfall is nothing short of spectacular. You will depart Tadlo village and travel overland across the Boloven Plateau toward Khong Island. This back road gives you a chance to discover the real essence of southern Laos as you drive past lush plantations, rolling hills and peaceful villages. You’ll make a stop to observe the traditional making of coffee and possibly get a taste! Upon arrival in Khong Island, you will board a boat and begin venturing into the widest reaches of the Mekong River, from which thousands of islets become empty in dry season, giving this area a lovely name “Si Phan Done”. The longtail boat will pass Done Ket and Done Som before it races across the water towards the peaceful island of Done Khone. You will stroll through Ban Khone village to explore different local lifestyles close up and view relics of the French colonial period. Upon leaving this area, you will cruise upstream and admire the impressive sunset over the mighty Mekong River before an overnight stay on Khong Island. Day 3: Khong Islan – Done Phapheng – Watphou – Pakse (Breakfast)Upon leaving Khong Island, you will make your way south to visit Khone Phapheng Waterfall, which is one of the largest in Southeast Asia. The scenic drive delivers you to the former royal capital of Champasak, a gateway to the pre-angkorian temple of Wat Phu. The hillside edifice was once an important sanctuary of the Khmer Empire. The temple structure was partly destroyed during the areas turbulent history, however, it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. You will follow the walkway from the lower to the upper section, which features various iconic forms including Vishnu, Shiva and Kala. The temple upper ground also affords a spectacular view from the surrounding valley to the mighty Mekong River. You will visit Wat Phou Museum and Oum Moung temple before you travel by roads to Pakse, through the scenic countryside before retiring for the nigh in Pakse Day 4: Pakse – Vientiane (Breakfast) (QV522 @ 1140-1300)After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to Vientiane. Upon arrival in Vientiane you will be transferred to your hotel. This afternoon there will be a tour of Vientiane . Although Vientiane is the capital city, it has the feel of a small provincial town. The wide boulevards are almost devoid of traffic and with its many temples; the city retains the feel of another age. Our tour includes visits to the major temples of Vat Sisaket, Vat Phrakeo and the impressive That Luang Stupa, the country's most important monument. We will also see the Arch of Triumph, the National Museum and the main market. In the evening, following the welcome dinner you can enjoy an evening stroll along the banks of the Mekong River. Overnight in Vientiane.Day 5: Vientiane – Vang Viengby road (Breakfast)After breakfast you will visit Morning Market - the first market in Vientiane before leaving Vientiane for Vang Vieng - It takes around 3 hours drive from the capital. Vang Vieng was once a key military airfield during the Indochina wars, the town's central feature is the long-abandoned runway along the eastern side of town. On the west side, a small river separates the town from the nearby caves & mountains, which can easily be visited from town. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant en route. Free at leisure. Overnight in Riverside Boutique Resort Vang Vieng.Day 6: Around Vang Vieng(Breakfast)Vang Vieng is located mid-way between Luang Prabang and Vientiane, Vang Vieng is both an ideal stop-over for tourists travelling between the two cities and an attractive weekend getaway for city residents. At an altitude of about 300 meters, the temperature there is a bit cooler than in Vientiane, warm in the day to cool at night in winter (Dec-Feb). While many visitors to Laos are initially attracted by the UNESCO heritage city of Luang Prabang, Vang Vieng captures best the natural beauty of the country. With its breath-taking views of rock and limestone mountains, caves and rock outcrops overhanging the Nam Song River, its offers unique sceneries and a range of outdoor activities. With tour guide you explore Vang Vieng and visit hill tribes villages or participate in outdoor activities here. You have an option of doing absolutely nothing, just relax in your newly built resort and recharge your battery for the road trip ahead. Overnight in Riverside Boutique ResortVang Vieng. Day 7: Vang Vieng –Xieng Khuang - The Plain of Jars (Breakfast)Drive from Vang Vieng to Xieng Khoang on the stunning landscape. You reach Xieng Khoang at lunch time. After you have checked into your hotel there will be a tour to the mysterious Plain of Jars. The Plain of Jars is a extensive area around Phonsavan, surrounded by mountains, where massive stone urns of mysterious origin are scattered about in a least a dozen major groupings. Site 1, or Thoung Hai Hin (Stone Jar Plain), is 15 km southwest of Phonsavan, and the largest of the sites, featuring 250 jars, mostly weighing from 600kg to one ton each; the biggest of them weighing as much as six tons! Continue to visit some nearby hilltribe villages to experience their fascinating culture and a colorful history before back to hotel. Overnight in Xieng Khoang. Day 8: Xieng Khoang - Luang Prabang (Breakfast)Leave Xieng Khoang, the plain of Jars, you drive to Luang Prabang - the old capital of the Lane Xang Kingdom with more than 30 gilded Buddhist temples to create a town rich in atmosphere and history.In the afternoon there is a tour to discover the World Heritage site with visits to Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang Day 9: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave (Breakfast)An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos , being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.Following breakfast, you depart from hotel to the boat landing for an excursion by boat upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height.En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. First stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away. Lunch is at a riverside restaurant. You drive back to Luang Prabang in late afternoon and continue by car to outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Day 10: Luang Prabang - KuangSi Waterfall (Breakfast)Today you take a drive (30 km South) to visit Kuangsi Waterfall, which, though not very high, is spectacular and really beautiful with its green surroundings as the preserved National park. En-route, you stop to visit a fresh produced market namely Talad Phosy, and also visit Ban Na Oune , a small village of a hill-tribe group “Hmong”, probably the best-known minority group in Laos . Just before arriving at Kuangsi waterfall, there is another village of Khmu minority group, namely Ban Tha Pane that we will visit. Picnic lunch is served at the shady park nearby Kuangsi waterfall. There is plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in cool water, before you head back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. The rest of the day is spent by visiting various craft-shops, including silver smiths' and also Hmong market in town, where some skilled embroidery-works of Hmong ladies can be seen. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Day 11: Luang Prabang-Elephant Trek(Breakfast)Breakfast at hotel and today takes you to discover the stunning landscape, tranquility and lush nature of Luang Prabang and experience riding elephant. You will proceed to the fun excursion to the elephant camp about 20km out of town and in the middle of green, natural surroundings just on the banks of the Nam Khan river. Enjoy the new perspective and the wonderful nature on this 1hr ride. On the ride you make your way through forests and along the Nam Khan River.Overnight in Luang Prabang. Day 12: Departure (Breakfast)There are no activities planned for today. You may enjoy your free time until transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Tour Code: LA7-005
Tour Duration: 7 Days 6 Nights.
Tour Route: Luang Prabang-Plain of Jars-Vientiane
7 Days Luang Prabang-Plain of Jars-Vientiane Laos TourYou can tailor-make the tour duration, route, themes, and cultural experiences, etc. 7 Days Luang Prabang-Plain of Jars-Vientiane Laos TourTour Code: LV071Tour Route: Luang Prabang-Plain of Jars-Vientiane (Could Customize)Departure Date: You Choice!Custom Days: 5,6~10..14.. DaysYou can always customize a similar tour based on this itinerary. Day 1: Arrive in Luang prabang (Dinner)Welcome to Luang prabang. Upon arrival, meet your guide transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang prabang. Aftera short break we start visit the majors sites included National museum,we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine ofWat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong, we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Day 2: Luang Prabang-Kuang Sii Fall (Breakfast/Lunch)After breakfast drive out of town 30KM to the beautiful Kuang Sii Fall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-made handicraft as souvenirs for visitors pass by. Arrive in the town, transfer to your hotel. Overnight at same hotel.Day 3: Luang Prabang-Pak Ou Cave (Breakfast/Lunch)After breakfast, we enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang.Day 4:Luang Pranbang-Xieng Khuang (Breakfast/Lunch) (By land)Today we are driving about 6-7hpurs to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival,we drive out to visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are littered all over the plateau. We also have time, this afternoon seeing the old capital of Muang Khoun Province and the nearby villages, home to the Hmong hill tribe and Tai Dam people. They have an interesting local culture and a colorful history. Overnight in Phonsavanh.Day 5: Xieng Khuang-Vientiane(Breakfast/Lunch) (QV 402 @ 1440-1510)After breakfast visit central market before take a short flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival in Vientiane Capital, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane.Day 6: Vientiane-City Tours (Breakfast/Lunch)After a breakfast, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing PatuxayMonument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Over night in Vientiane.Day 7: Vientiane-Depart (Breakfast)After breakfast transfer to you to Wattay Airport for your safety flight back to fly back home. End of trip.
Tour Code: LA11-006
Tour Duration: 11 Days 10 Nights.
Tour Route: Vientiane-Luang Nam Tha-Muang Sing-Xiengkor-Oudomxay-Luang Prabang