Uniquely Culture of Indochina

Uniquely Culture of Indochina

During the trip, tourists will have a chance to visit beautiful and stunning landscapes in Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong, Luang Prabang. These are destinations with many famous and attractive landscapes and historical... Read More
Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Tour Code : ID12DS
  • All accommodation basing on double/twin room with daily breakfast
  • Private transportation as specified in itinerary
  • English speaking guide for day tour
  • All entrance fee for sightseeing
  • All boat trips IS specified in itinerary
  • Meals as specified in itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch and D = Dinner)
  • Drinking water on coach

  • International air ticket to/from Vietnam
  • Visa fee to Vietnam
  • Domestic air tickets
  • Personal expense

Tour price: Available on your request

Please contact our consultants for the best offer basing your specific travel need. Our consultants are waiting and willing to customize and design the tour to Vietnam for your unique travel style.

Maps Itinerary

Itinerary

Day 1 : Siem Reap

On your arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are met local guide and driver who will take you to hotel for check in. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 2 : Siem Reap (B)

Breakfast at hotel, and then star tour visit South Gate of Angkor Thorn known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bay on Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. Lunch local restaurant! Afternoon visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty! Giant trees have grown here for centuries and Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who ruled Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. Buffet dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant.

Day 3 : Siem Reap (B)

Breakfast at hotel Visit Floating Villages, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a ride in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonie Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and the largest in Asia. Here you'll see plenty of examples of the Khmer way of life on the Tonie Sap. Continue to visit Wat Bo founded in the 18th century, a highly respected pagoda contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are said to be late 19th century. Then back to Lunch at local restaurant! Visit Local Market & "Les Artisan d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecole" the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 4 : Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh (B)

Today we take our flight to HCM, the largest city in Vietnam. Its former name was Saigon which was well known as the "Pearl of Far East" during the French colony and today Ho Chi Minh has become an official name of this dynamic, bustle and hustle city since 1976. There are so many interesting thing to see in this city from very early in the morning until midnight. After having our breakfast at hotel, we check out then take a short drive to Siem Reap Airport for our flight. On our arrival, we take an orientation tour around the town and visit to some typical colonial buildings over hundreds of year; Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, the Opera House and City hall.

Day 5 : Ho Chi Minh (B)

Today we will enjoy the beautiful scenery in Mekong Delta, hundreds of Canal and River system and the most productive farm in Vietnam. We just take 2 hour drive to My Tho City, which is located on the bank of Mekong River, one of the longest rivers in the world then take the boat cruise to Thai Son Island for visiting fruit farm, bee farm and local handicraft. We not only enjoy the fruits and honey tea at the farm but also entertain the traditional music show, "Don Ca Tai Tu" which has been selected as the World Intangible Heritage of Humanity. Just enjoy a peaceful moment on our rowing sampan under a shady water coconut palm on both sides of canal, a fantastic view of the river, a cheerful smile and the hospitality of the local people, we are awarded to have them all. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh, we will have lunch at Mekong Rest Stop restaurant and enjoy local speciality.

Seat back and relax on our comfortable bus back to the hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure.

Day 6 : Ho Chi Minh - Hoi An (B)

A new exciting day for us to discover the World Cultural Heritage site, Hoi An ancient city, we just take a short flight from HCM to Danang then proceed to our destination. Hoi An, a lovely ancient seaport city located on the bank of Thu Bon River is not only famous for its architecture, temples, pagodas, ancient trading houses, tailor shops but also the hospitality and friendly people of this place. We just spend our day to stroll along the streets, talking to local people, visiting some local attraction sites; Thien Hau Temple, Japanese Bridge and Tan Ky House. This pleasant city is really a great experience for us and it will last for lifetime. Late afternoon we take an hour boat ride on Thu Bon River and this is a time for us just relaxing and enjoying the scenery. Rest of the day is free at leisure. If we are lucky enough to be in Hoi An on the full noon night, there will a lantern festival which is very interesting to take part in. We also have a chance to join "Sai Choi" game, it is a kind of traditional folk game accompanying with singers, drummer and game conductors on the streets. You may find it similar to the game of bingo in some stages.

Day 7 : Hoian - Hanoi (B)

Morning we take a short flight to Hanoi Capital, a raddle of Vietnamese culture and the heart of all Vietnamese. This thousand year old city is definitely a great place for us to stroll around 36 ancient commercial streets in which each street is named basing on the produce that is sold as Hang Sac (Silver Street), Hang Giay (Shoes street), Hang Dieu (Tobacco street), Hang Dao (Silkstreet) .. and countless culture and historic sites for us to discover. On our arrival we will take an hour cyclo (pedicab) to the ancient quarter of Hanoi. It is an incredible way to discover this city and there are hundreds of photo opportunity; every corner of the street, shop keepers, vendors, street foods, a bustle and hustle of Dong Xuan Market and so on for us to take. We finish our ride at Thang Long theatre and walk around Hoan Kiem then visit to Ngoc Son temple. Check in hotel then free at leisure. Evening we will entertain the water puppet show, a unique northern Vietnamese art performance that we cannot be missed on our schedule for today. We will have a chance to learn more about the rural life of Vietnamese peasants and national heroes via series of history story which were beautifully demonstrated by the artists who play with the water puppets.

Day 8 : Hanoi - Halong (B/L/D)

A new exciting day waiting us to discover, we depart for Ha Long - UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1.553 km2, including 1,960-2,000 islets. most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 with a high density of 775 islands and islets in all sides reflecting on turquoise water. The Iimestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environment. There are" lot of photo opportunity on our way to Ha Long as we drive through the rural area, street markets, paddy fields, vegetable farms, poultry farms and lotus farms. We take a rest stop Hong Ngoc shop after 2 hour drive for a coffee break then continue to Ha Long Bay. At midday we board the overnight junk for the cruise. A welcome drink is well prepared for us as we get on board then check in and enjoy a pleasant cruise on the bay. Seafood lunch is served on board while the junk is slowly going among the islands and islets. There are some activities for us to join in in this afternoon; visiting to the cave, swimming at Ti Top beach, climbing up the top of Ti Top Island for panoramic view of the bay, kayaking in late afternoon or joining squids finishing lit night. The junk is anchored in a quiet bay for overnight. Dinner and overnight on board.

Day 9 : Halong - Hanoi (B)

Morning just join the Tai Chi Class on sundeck for haIf an hour and then we will have breakfast. We keep on our excursion and visit to Sung Sot cave, fantastic stalactites and stalagmites in all different sides with beautiful natural color. Return to our junk and check out. 

Day 10 : Hanoi - Luang Prabang (B)

Morning enjoy our breakfast at hotel then drive to Noi Bai Airport to fly to Luang Prabang, Laos. On our arrival Luang Prabang, we meet the guide and driver who will take us around this World heritage Site. After you have h"d time to rest and freshen up we will head off on bicycles to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum. Which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang.. Cycling on, we are seeing the city's oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. Your evening to free to explore the town and night market or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 11 : Luang Prabang (B)

After breakfast back at the hotel we begin our journey to Kuang Sii Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning Phousi Market. This is where all locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping. You will see a variety of local  foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and salt peter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos. On arrival at the Kuang Sii Falls you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk aIong the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary. You will also enjoy a picnic lunch below the falls. Upon return to Luang Prabang we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold Iacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years. Returning to luang Prabang we disembark our boat and have the option of taking I shott drive to Ban.

Day 12 : Luang Prabang - Departure

There is no activity until your departure flight.

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