Indochina Expedition of Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia 16 Days 15 Nights

Indochina Expedition of Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia

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Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia - 3 countries are also located on Mekong Delta River with lifestyle similarities but definitely different festivals and wonderful sceneries. So, 16 days tour will be short to each country but not short to study more about the daily life along the Mekong Delta Countries. Where we will take you to discover the beautiful landscapes and captivating cities of Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and bring to you many different experiences to enjoy gorgeous scenery, breath-taking nature, many historic and cultural sites.

Departure: Daily start

Tour type: Private Tour

Special tips:

  • All entrance fees included
  • All taxes & service charges included
  • Gifted Vietnam visa invitation letter
  • Only 30% of grand total is deposit requested
  • Customer care 24/24
  • Exploration of Luang Phrabang - the most attractive city in the Northern Part of Laos, with caves, waterfalls, and typical hilltribe people
  • Visit Hanoi Capital -Vietnam, always be the top must - visit city in South East Asia because of its ancient and modern mix
  • Visit  Elephant Village Camp in Luang Phrabang to enjoy the impressive experience of Elephant communication 
  • Halong Bay Overnight on Cruise is also a must experince which you should try for for your vacation 
  • Have a relaxing time in the Central of Vietnam, along the coastal line from Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An 
  • Visit the most busy city in Indochina is Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) to compare the difference betweet an economic city of South East Asia with yours 
  • Take an incredible visit of Angkor Wat Temples - It is also recognized as a great works of Khmer in thousand years ago 

 

Arrival Luang Prabang - one of the most beautiful places in Southeast Asia, which was the capital of Laos, and now is a mixture of preserved French colonial architecture and ancient Buddhist temples. After arriving at the hotel, you are free to stroll around the town for your own exploration.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there, we will take a short visit to the morning local market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground, this is what the locals do every day. This is really the chance for you to get a real flavor of the local culture.
Today, you will first visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Afterwards, we will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on the a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.
On arrival back in the city, we visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. From there, we will transfer to visit Wat Siphouthabaht to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; entrance fees, boat trip

After breakfast, we will transfer directly to the Elephant Village. On arrival at the Elephant Village Camp, welcome and greeting by our camp manager and participate in short briefing about elephants. After that we will enjoy the impressive experience of a 30 minute elephant ride on the howdah (elephant seat) or on your elephant’s neck. We then receive basic mahout training on how to control an elephant.
Lunch at the Elephant Restaurant
Bathe Your Elephant: Take your own elephant down to the Nam Khan River for an exhilarating bathing experience!
Boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall: Take a traditional Laos long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax in the clear water.
We are free to stroll around the Elephant Village before transferring back to city center.
Take a rest and overnight in Luang Prabang.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; entrance fees, boat trip

After breakfast at the hotel, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we will take a stroll around the city to visit Big Brother Mouse, which is the most famous bookshop in Laos. The next stop is Ock Pop Tock, meaning East Meets West, where you can learn about the traditional weaving in Laos. We then visit Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddha.
Laos is also known for its traditional handicrafts, and today you will visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene. We then drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest paths. Before returning to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (closed on Tuesday), one of the must-visit spots, newly opened since January 2014.
Then, transfer to the airport for late flight to Hanoi. Upon the arrival, guide and car picks up and transfer to hotel for check in. 
Free at leisure and overnight in Hanoi.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees, boat trip

This morning, we start our journey to visit famous Ho Chi Minh Complex comprising his Mausoleum, former residence, the impressive house on stilts and view the One Pillar Pagoda. Learn more about the historical and cultural events at the peaceful Temple of Literature, known as the Vietnam’s first university since the 11th century. In the afternoon, we visit Ethnographic Museum. To finish the day off, we take an hour by cycle around the old quarter or attend the performance of the unique water puppetry. This is a must and will provide the first not to be forgotten insight into Vietnam.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; entrance fees include cyclo tour 1hour 

08.00 – 08.30: Halong Cruise's English speaking tour guide and  shuttle bus pick up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter for Ha Long Bay

Passing through the rich farmland of the Red River Delta, we enjoy the lush scenery and photo opportunities. We arrive at Halong Pier, board a traditional wooden junk and cruise through the spectacular sights of islands rising from the tranquil emerald sea. Enjoy a sumptuous on-board lunch of special seafood and explore Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in the bay. Witness a splendid sunset.
Dinner and overnight on boat.

Includes: Cabin on cruise; Cruise's shuttle bus, In-house English speaking guide; meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner; all entrance fees,

Early morning coffee and tea will be served on the sundeck followed by a Tai Chi Class. We continue exploring the magnificent Ha Long Bay. Change to a small motor or rowing boat to discover the Luon Cave and pass through a pretty entrance which leads to a tranquil round lake, surrounded by luxuriant trees and high stone walls. Upon return to the junk, a sumptuous combining Vietnamese and Western cuisine will be served. After we leave the cruise, take shuttle bus of cruise back to Hanoi. From Hanoi City, drive to the airport for domestic flight to Hue. Check in and overnight in Hue

Note: As we set up Halong tour with cruise's shuttle bus for dovetailing services. If you wish to arrange a private car with tour guide, please let us know. The extra charge can be applied

Includes: Hotel; Cruise's shuttle bus, airport transfer; In-house English speaking guide; meals: breakfast & lunch; all entrance fees

We visit the impressive tombs of King Minh Mang and King Tu Duc together with Tu Hieu Pagoda, and then cruise on the Perfume River to see the Old Thien Mu Pagoda. In the afternoon, we visit the Forbidden Citadel and the crowded Dong Ba Market, where we can bargain for anything from souvenirs and bronze goods, to Hue sesame sweetmeat and conical poem hats.
Overnight in Hue.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees, boat trip

We will drive south to the famous My Khe Beach, crossing the spectacular Hai Van Pass to reach Hue. On the way, we will stop to see the Cham Museum and Marble Mountain. Continuing on, we will arrive Hoi An, check in the hotel and free time. Overnight in Hoi An.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

This morning, at 09.00 we will start our Hoi An Discovery tour. Hoi An Ancient Town seems to appeal to everyone. This charming town still retains a variety of heritage houses making a stroll around the streets a fabulous option. Guided tour of Hoi An sites includes the Quan Cong Temple, the Quang Dong Pagoda, The Phuoc Kien Pagoda, the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Tran Family Chapel, Sa Huynh Museum, and Phung Hung House. Back to the hotel and free at leisure in the afternoon.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for fight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, meet then transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast

Today we have the opportunity to visit the controversial War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office. In the afternoon, we will see Thien Hau Pagoda, Chinatown and its busy market of Cho Lon. This busy modern city on the Saigon River boasts some of the most ornate Pagodas in the country. Don’t miss Ho Chi Minh City’s atmosphere by night. This city lives up to its exciting and often mischievous reputation.
Ovenight in Ho Chi Minh.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

In the morning, we drive west to explore the underground tunnels in Cu Chi Tunnels which were used by Vietnamese guerrillas during the war against the US and French forces then transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap.
Upon arrival at airport, welcome by tour guide and transfer to hotel for check in.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

Visit to Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Preah Khan Temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Lunch at local restaurant
Visit to Banteay Srey Temple, located 35 kms from Siem Reap, known as Citadel of Woman and Banteay Samre Temples.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; all entrance fees

We drive to Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
It is time to visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Enjoy wonderful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hills.

We will have farewell dinner after 15 days travel together. Get back to the hotel and overnight in Siem reap 
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner; all entrance fees

This morning we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current.
Transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of services.

Includes: Hotel; transport; English speaking guide; meals: breakfast and lunch; entrance fees, boat trip

Price from (USD):

Category

LAOS -VIETNAM - CAMDODIA EXPEDITION 16 DAYS PRIVATE TOUR

Accommodation

No of pax  02 pax  04 pax 06 pax 08 pax  Single Sup
3 STAR          
4 STAR          
Note: Price is in USD per passenger in Twin shared room
 Season promotion can be applied with further contact

 

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation as mentioned in hotel & cruise in twin shared room
  • Professional English speaking guide escort you to Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia Tour 16 Days 
  • Transfers by A/C tourist vehicle as per itinerary 
  • All entrance fee as mentioned in the program 
  • Kayaking, Biking, Boat trip  as mentioned above 
  • Vietnam Visa Invitation Letter for tour bookers 
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (B - Breakfast; L - Lunch; D - Dinner)
  • Government Tax (VAT) &  service charges

Exclusion:

  • All International (LPQ - HAN; SGN-REP) & domestic airfare (HAN-HUI// DAD - SGN)
  • Laos, Cambodia & Vietnam visa stamping fee
  • Other meals, beverages, tips, gratuities and other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • All other services which is mentioned above

What to bring?

  • Print out your Laos - Vietnam - Cambodia Tour Package 16 Days Booking Confirmation.
  • Bring your passport during the trip.
  • Take walking shoes, raincoat, jacket, extra clothes, torch, insect repellent and sunscreen...etc
  • Prepare cash for personal expenses

What to know?

  • Do not wear short clothes when visiting pagodas, temples, churches and mausoleum
  • Special food's request (diet or vegetarian, food allergy …) should be informed before your departure date.
  • Beside the essential items such as long sleeve clothes, hat, trekking shoes, sunscreen, mosquito repelent, you can carry some extra things as camera, flash light, water etc
  • At the weekend (every Fri, Sat, Sun) Hanoi Old Quarter area does not allow vehicles, so we will inform you in advance to pick up/drop you off at nearby streets
  • The period from April to October will good to pack a wide-brimmed hat, sunscreen (~SPF30) and from November to March, more warm clothing is advised.
  • After using services of rowing boat trip, local tuktuk (cyclo); bellman or waiter always expect some tippings for their hard work besides of their fixed salary.
  • Every hotel/homestay have free luggage storage rooms for their clients. You can consider to re-pack again for each tour while the other can be left at hotel 
  • Tour cost & availability can be changed in X'Mas, Easter Season, Western New Year, Vietnamese New Year & Khmer New Year - Please contact for more information

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