Tours : Indochina

4 DAYS LAOS - 11 DAYS VIETNAM - 6 DAYS CAMBODIA ( Code: VSE.IND-05)

4 DAYS LAOS - 11 DAYS VIETNAM - 6 DAYS CAMBODIA ( Code: VSE.IND-05)

Only with19 days tour you have chance to enjoy the most interested places in Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia. Exploring the cultures, histories, religions, and landscapes of nature in the whole Indochina region.

DAY 1: LUANG PRABANG-LAO[ DINNER]

Arrive in Luang Prabang by plane (the former Royal capital the crown jewel of the ancient Lane Xang Empire (pronounced lane sang) – the Land of a Million Elephants on arrival transfer to hotel for check in & lunch.
PM afternoon take a spin around Luang Prabang with your guide…and you can understand why it deserves the World Heritage title! Visit, National Museum(which was 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.Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa.  The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao.   Phou 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!  Then continue to visit Wat Mai.  Built in 1796, the five-tiered roof of the wooden Sim (chapel) emphasize the graceful Luang Prabang architectural style.  Wat Xieng Thong is considered to emphasize & characterize the uniqueness of Luang Prabang local style: its several roofs sweep 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, then return to your hotel.  This town is wonderful for walking, spend the rest of the day exploring or relaxing on your own.  Dinner at local restaurant.

DAY 2 : LUANGPRABANG – PAK OU CAVE & BACI CEREMONY [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Early morning see the monks begging for alms then return to hotel for breakfast , after breakfast excursion by private boat to visit Pak Ou Cave , on the way go , stopover at Ban Shang Hai Village ( Traditional Rice wine Making & hand weaving Village ) to observe & study how Lao people in remote areas make their wine.
Then go on traveling to Pak Ou cave with their lacquered Buddha statues & picnic lunch on boat on the way back.when get to hotel short relax before our BACI CEREMONY held about 3 PM & last for 3 hours & dinner at hotel.

DAY 3: LUANGPRABANG-VIENTIANE BY FLIGHT/ CITY TOUR VIENTIANE [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Breakfast at hotel then short relax on your own activities till the time transfer to airport for flight to Vientiane (Capital of Laos PDR).On arrival transfer to hotel for check in & lunch at best restaurant , after lunch visit visit Hoprakeo was built in 1566 by king Setthathirat to house the Emerald Buddha, Sisaket only temple in Vientiane that has survived the destruction of the city by the Siamese (Thai) in 1828, ThatLuang Stupa Museum shrin (great Sacred Stupa) is the most important national monument 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 and incorporates typical Lao motifs, See the Sunset on the Mekong Riverside. Dinner with cultural dance show at best restaurant in city.

DAY 4: VIENTIANE - HANOI BY FLIGHT [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Early morning transfer to hotel for check in and fly to Hanoi for departure.

On arrival, transfer to Hotel. Have lunch and at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 5: A FULL DAY CITY TOUR HA NOI [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

A full day city tour around Vietnams capital, known as the city of lakes, green trees, old architectures…of Vietnam. The tour includes the most highlight sights such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ethnology Museum where is worth observing the depth of cultural diversity of Vietnams 54 minority groups. Also, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and 1 hour by cyclo visit Old Quarter. Enjoy a water puppet show in the evening.

Note: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum will closed on Monday and Friday and from Sep to Nov for maintenance

DAY 6: HA NOI – HA LONG [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

8:00 transfer to Halong begin program 2D1N visit Halong Bay. Lunch,dinner and overnight on board.

DAY 7: HA LONG - HA NOI – HUE [BRUNCH/DINNER]

11:00 after finish tour in Ha Long transfer to Noi Bai  airport for the flight to Hue. When clients come to Hue, pick up and transfer to hotel at leisure.

 DAY 8 : CITY TOUR HUE [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Take a boat trip on the romantic Perfume River, visit the best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda. Keep on cruising up stream to the most majestic of royal tombs, the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang. By car visit mausoleum of Emperor  Khai Dinh. Afternoon visit Imperial Citadel and Dong Ba market.

DAY 9: HUE - SAI GON [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Transfer to the airport for the flight to Sai Gon. When arriving in Sai Gon, pick up and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Saigon.

 DAY 10: SAI GON CITY TOUR [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Take a City tour highlighting Presidential Palace, Notre Dame, Post Office,  War Remnant Museum, Chinatown, Thien Hau Temple, Cho Lon, Phuong Nam lacquer ware factory, and. Dinner on Sai Gon River Cruise.

DAY 11: SAI GON – TAY NINH – CU CHI - SAI GON [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh province in the northwest of Sai Gon. At Tay Ninh visit the Ba Den Mt, looking the whole beautiful sightseeing of Tay Ninh from the cable. The colorful Holly See Temple, the heart of the unique religion in Vietnam called Cao Dai, is worth visiting. Enjoy lunch at local Restaurant. Then, visit Cu Chi famous for its 200-km-long underground tunnels constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. After enjoying dinner at local Restaurant, O/N in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 12: SAI GON – CAI BE – VINH LONG - CAN THO [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Leave Ho Chi Minh for Cai Be, then take a boat trip to Vinh Long. Wholesale big boats at Cai Be floating market will be seen in the trip, and recognized what they sell through  its wooden poles hanging samples of their products. Cruise up to Vinh Long, visit the Bonsai. Transfer to Can Tho, check-in  Hotel. Overnight in Can Tho.

DAY 13: CAN THO - CHAU DOC [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Morning take a boat trip visit Cai Rang floating market and Ba Cong fruit garden. After that leave for Chau Doc. Arrive in Chau doc take boat trip to the catfish farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the Mekong River. Continuing by boat to visit a Muslim Cham minority village where colorful textiles are woven traditionally on wooden looms. Overnight in Chau Doc.

DAY 14: CHAU DOC - PHNOM PENH [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Leave Chau Doc for Phnom Penh by a speed boat. On arrival, welcome at the pier and pick up to Phnom Penh hotel. Lunch at the city restaurant. Discovery Phnom Penh City, capital of Cambodia situated at the conjunction of four branches of Mekong River “Chaktomuk” , visit Independence  Monument  commemorates the end of Cambodia as ruled by France in 1953, Wat Phnom : Legend has it that, after a particularly high flood, a wealthy Khmer woman named Penh found a tree on the banks of the Mekong River with four statues of Buddha hidden inside. She built a temple in 1434 to house the sacred relics. Today Wat Phnom remains the highest artificial hill in Phnom Penh and the center of many forms of the leisure activities.
Dinner at the city restaurant . Overnight in PNH

DAY 15: PHNOM PENH [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Breakfast, visit the Royal Palace was built in 1866. Within the palace compound are the coronation hall; the entrance, which houses an open-air theater for the Royal Dance Troupe, and a balcony for Royal appearances; an open-air pavilion often used for entertaining and viewing of the Kings movies; and Kings private residence, which houses a collection of Cambodian artwork from artists around the world. The architecturally incongruous Napoleon III pavilion-shipped and reassembled in Cambodian- was a gift of the French Empress Eugenie in the early 20th century, Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace compound. Besides this name, the Vihear(temple) is better known to Cambodian as Wat Preah Keo Morokot ( the Emerald Buddha Temple).The majority of treasures on display have been supplied by the King of Cambodia such as gift from various other countries. Among the treasures are a solid gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds and weighing 90 kilos and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha, National Museum located just north of the Royal Palace, this truly fabulous museum set inside a beautiful traditional red pavilion built in 1917-18 is exclusively dedicated to Khmer arts. There are many artifacts from the Pre-Angkor as well as Angkor Period on display. They are made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood, ceramic and other materials andCentral Market
Lunch at the city restaurant. VisitTuol Sleng Genocide Museum, former high school and under the Khmer Rouge regime it was converted into a prison and interrogation facility and you continue to visit Choeng Ek Memorial ( The Killing Fields) the site of the executions pf more than 17,000 individuals. Choeng Ek is now a group of mass graves and a memorial stupa containing thousands of skulls.  Dinner at the local restaurant.
Overnight in PNH.

DAY 16: PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Breakfast at hotel. Depart by bus to Siem Reap through the villages, the markets, stop on the way for visiting Kuha Nokor temple (12th century) and Phum Prasat, then continue to Siem Reap via Kompong Thom and stop at Kompong Kdei for visiting the Naga bridge of anghorian period. Arrival at Siem around 14:00 - Lunch at the local restaurant - Check-in to  hotel. Free at leisure. Dinner at the city restaurant. Overnight at Siem Reap

DAY 17: SIEM REAP [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Breakfast at hotel in the morning, start to visit to  Angkor Thom (the Great City) including the Sough Gate, famous Bayon temple (12th century in the center of city remains one the most enigmatic temples of the Angkor group, composed of 54 gothic towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara;  Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon, a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru; Terrace of Elephants used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the kings grand audience hall ; Terrace of the Leper King , a plateform 7m high, on the top stands a nude, though sexless statue;  Phimean Akas temple means “Celestial Palace”, dedicated to Hinduism. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, discovery  the wonderful Angkor Wat temple, a part of world heritage, built in the first half of the 12th century dedicated to Vishnu, the largest and undoubtedly the most breathtaking monuments of Angkor group and also the best preserved is an architectural masterpiece;  Phnom Bakheng(mountain temple) a natural stone mountain,  then watching the sunset view on Angkor Wat  and on the other sites. Dinner at local  restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 18: SIEM REAP [BREAKFAST/LUNCH/DINNER]

Breakfast at hotel in the morning visit to Ta Prohm invaded by the roots of giant banyan,  Banteay kdei( Citadel of the Cells) used to be a religious monastery, Pre Rup , located northeast of Sras Srang, was built in 961 dedicated to Shiva. The name Pre Rup recalls one of the rituals of cremation in wich the silhouette of the body of the deceased, outlined with its ashes is successively represented according to different orientations…,Neak Pean  was built in the late 12th century Buddhist temple of  Preah Neak Poan ( Inter-twin Naga), is a large square man-made pond 70m each side bordered by steps and surrounded by four smaller square ponds. Although Neak Pean is small and a collection of five ponds, it is worth a visit for its unique features and Preah Khan another masterpiece by king Jayavarman VII, dedicated to his father. Lunch at the local restaurant. Excursion on Tonle Sap lake, one of the largest freshwater lakes in the world; visit the magnificent floating villages, the floating market and the fresh water fish exhibition. Dinner show at the theatre of Angkor Village. Overnight at Siem Reap.

DAY 19: SIEM REAP – BANGKOK [ BREAKFAST/LUNCH]

Breakfast at hotel visit to Artisan d'Angkor a unique opportunity to witness the craft techniques that build Angkor. Stone, sculpture, woodcarving, polychrome. Then continue to Puork district, visit the breeding process and life cycle of the silk worm, collection of cocoons, separation& spinning the silk and other activities made by hand.  Lunch at the local restaurant. Transfer for departure to BKK in the evening