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Indochina Discovery

Tour code: IND-01

Duration: 18 days/ 17 nights

Route: Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Prices: 2323 $

Tour Itinerary

Day 1:Vientiane - Arrival  (D)

On arrival in Vientiane Capital, you are met and transferred to our centrally located hotel. After a short rest, we start to visit the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket 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, sunset by the Mekong Riverside and late evening. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 2: Vientiane - Xieng Khoang (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel , free at leisure until your short afternoon flight to Xiengkhouang, which was devastated by American bombing between 1964 and 1973. Upon arrival, we transfer 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 3: Xieng Khoang - Luang prabang by road (B/L)

Early morning, we visit Central Market of Phonsavanh to watch different Hill Tribes to barter and exchange merchandises. Then heading out the this small town to Luang Prabang, on the way, we drop off and see a site more than 200 years old Buddha images in Thampra and varied Hmong and varied hill tribe minority villages along the road. They are nice, friendly and welcome you to visit. After a photo stop, we continue driving up hill, enjoying mountain splendid natural scenery, forest and landscape. After a tea or coffee break at Sala Phoukhoun, where the T-junction of bordering meets Vientiane-Xiengkhouang-Luang Prabang. The journey will take us over mountainous region to Luang Prabang. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After checking into hotel, [if time permits] we start seeing the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, 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 Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.  Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 4: Luang prabang - Pak Ou Cave (B/L)

Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on 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 local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 5: Luang prabang - Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast, visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed. We visit these sights in the morning before flying to Hanoi. You are warmly welcomed by our Tour guide at Noibai Airport and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi capital. Be free and relax after long journey. In the evening, attend Water Puppet Show and enjoy welcome dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi city tour - Lao Cai by train (B/L)

Take a city tour to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda. After lunch, visit to Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, Army museum (or Art museum, History museum, Women museum is at your choice). Hanoi Flag Tower. Wonder around Hoan Kiem lake, visit NgocsonTemple. Overnight on train.

Day 7: Lao cai - Sapa - Cat Cat Village (B/L)

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at about 6.30. Take a transfer to Sapa. Check in at the hotel and freshen up after a long trip with breakfast in the good weather of Sapa, then, visit Sapa town. In the afternoon, take a 2km short trek to Cat Cat Village, the home of H’mong minority, have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Sapa town.

Day 8: Sapa - Laocai - Hanoi (B/L)

Short drive to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages, home of H’mong and Day ethnic. Enjoy slope rice field, bamboo valley, rustic villages and villager's daily work along the way. Return to Sapa and take a transfer back to Lao Cai station for night train to Hanoi. Overnight on train

Day 9: Hanoi – Halong bay - Hanoi (B/L)

Arrival in Hanoi at 6.00, the tour guide will pick up you, have brakfast at restaurant, then leave Hanoi at 8:00 for Halong Bay, on arrival at Halong city at about 11.30am, get on a private boat. Have seafood lunch on boat while the boat cruising caves, grottoes, floating villages and beaches. Stop to visit Surprise Caves, one of the biggest, nicest cave in Halong Bay. Finish cruise about 15.30pm. Drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 10: Hanoi - Hue (B/L/D)

On the early morning, we will transfer to airport, take the flight to Hue city, start the tour with a visit to Imperial Citadel and King Minh Mang tomb, King Tu Duc Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda. Then we will embark a boat cruise along Perfume river to admire sunset and enjoy Vietnamese traditional folk song on boat. Overnight in Hue

Day 11: Hue - Hoi An (B/L)

Morning drive to Hoi An through Hai Van pass, Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Visit Cham museum on the way, Cham museum is the open air collection of Cham sculpture with many of the sandstone carvings. After check-in, visit the Ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 12: Hoi An - Myson - Hoian (B/L)

In the morning, take a private car from Hoi An town to My Son Holy Land – one of the world heritage site of Vietnam. Back to Hoi An for lunch. Leisure time in the afternoon for beach activities or relax on the bank of Thu Bon river or go shopping around. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 13: Hoian - Hochiminh (B)

Free time until taking early afternoon flight to Hochiminh. Overnight in Hochiminh

Day 14: Hochiminh city tour - Cu Chi tunnel (B/L)

Drive a long way on the country side of Vietnam to Cu Chi, the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Return to Saigon. Have lunch at restaurant. Then we go to city tour. The tour begins with a visit to Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral. On the way back, stop at Chinatown which should not be missed. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 15: Hochiminh - Mekong delta - Hochiminh (B/L)

Leave at 8:00 from your hotel for My Tho, on arrival, get on a private boat cruising Floating Fish Market and along small creek to Mekong River estuary, to Phoenix Island and stop at a garden restaurant for Vietnamese lunch. The motorized boat cruises more along natural creeks and quiet village in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee - keeping farm, taste natural honey and honey wine, enjoy tropical fruit, traditional music, wonder around a distillery, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. On the way back to Hochiminh, stop at a bonsai garden in My Tho. End tour in the late evening

Day 16: Hochiminh city - Phnom penh (B)

After breakfast at hotel, we will transfer to airport, take the flight to Phnompenh
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Visit to Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Independence Monument, National Museum and Wat Phnom. O/N at hotel in PNH

Day 17: Phnom penh - Siem reap (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, then transfer to Phnom Penh Ferry for departure to Siem Reap (0730 – 1330). Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be met and transfer to hotel. It is time to visit the world wonder of Angkor Wat and sunset from Phnom Bakheng Hill. Dinner show at local restaurant. O/N at hotel in REP

Day 18: Siem reap – Departure (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, We continue to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Neak Poan. Transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure. End of services

Tour Price
Group 1 pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6-9 pax 10-15 pax 16 pax up Single supplement
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Rates vary frequently depending on group size, travel time, accommodation level, transportation and special touring requirements! Please contact us at info@handetour.com to get the best possible price.

Accommodation

HOTELS USED IN TOURS

 

 

City/ Hotels

Standard (3star)

Superior (3 star+)

Hanoi

Moonview hotel/ Superior room

http://moonviewhotel.com/

OR

Luxor hotel/ Deluxe room

www.hanoiluxorhotel.com

Meddalion hotel/ Superior room

www.medallion-hanoi.com

OR

Quoc Hoa hotel/ Superior room

http://quochoahotel.com/

Ninh Binh

Thuy Anh hotel/ Superior room

www.thuyanhhotel.com/

Thuy Anh hotel/ Superior room

www.thuyanhhotel.com/

Halong

Van hai hotel/ Superior room

www.vanhaihalonghotel.com

Saigon halong hotel/ Superior room

http://www.saigonhalonghotel.com/

Halong boat

Hai long boat

 

Hai long junk/ Standard cabin

www.hailongjunk.com/

Bai tho boat

Bai tho junk/ Deluxe cabin

www.halongsails.com

Sapa

Bamboo hotel/ Standard room

www.bamboosapahotel.com.vn

Royal view hotel/ Deluxe room

www.royalviewsapa.vn

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Ratraco train

Quang binh

Nhat le hotel

Saigon quang binh hotel/ Superior room

www.sgquangbinhtourist.com.vn/EN/info.htm

Hue

Heritage hotel/ ROH room

http://www.hueheritagehotel.com.vn

Huong giang hotel/ Deluxe room

http://www.huonggianghotel.com.vn

Hoi An

Indochine hotel/ Superior room

www.hoianindochine.com

Hoian trail resort/ Superior room

www.hoiantrailsresort.com.vn

Nha Trang

Nha trang lodge/ Standard room

http://www.nhatranglodge.com/

Yasaka hotel/ Deluxe room

http://yasanhatrang.com/

Phan Thiet

Dynasty reosrt/ ROH room

http://dynastyresorts.com/

Ocean star resort/ Superior room

http://oceanstarresort.com/

Dalat

Hoang Anh dalat resort/ Standard room

www.hagl.com.vn

Ngoc lan hotel/ Superior room

www.ngoclanhotel.vn

Ho Chi Minh

Elios hotel/ Standard room

http://elioshotel.vn/

OR

Lavender hotel/ ROH room

http://lavenderhotel.com.vn/

Bong sen hotel/ Superior room

http://bongsencorporation.com/

OR

Liberty 4/ Premium deluxe

www.liberty4hotel.com

Can Tho

Ninh Kieu hotel/ Standard room

http://www.ninhkieuhotel.vn/home/

Saigon cantho hotel/ Superior room

http://www.saigoncantho.com.vn/

Phu Quoc

Sea Star resort/ Garden view room

www.seastarresort.com

Sasco blue resort/ Standard room

http://sasco-bluelagoon-resort.com

City/ Hotels

Deluxe (4,5 star)

Premium (5 star)

Hanoi

Flower garden hotel/ Superior room

http://flowergardenhotel.com.vn/

OR

Maison D’Hanoi Hanova hotel/ Classic room

http://www.hanovahotel.com/

Sofitel plaza hotel/ Classic room

http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-3553-sofitel-plaza-hanoi/index.shtml?gclid=CKOl_5z49JkCFRxregodrRC_SQ

OR

Sheraton hotel/ Executive room

http://www.starwoodhotels.com/sheraton/index.html

Ninh Binh

Thuy Anh hotel/ Deluxe room

www.thuyanhhotel.com/

Thuy Anh hotel/ Deluxe room

www.thuyanhhotel.com/

Halong

Halong plaza hotel/ Superior room

www.halongplaza.com

Novotel hotel/ Standard room

www.novotelhalong.com.vn

Halong boat

Huong hai boat

 

Huong Hai junk/ Superior cabin

www.halongdiscovery.com

Huong hai boat

 

Paradise junk/ Superior cabin

http://www.paradisecruises.org

Sapa

Chau long hotel/ Superior room

www.chaulonghotel.com.vn

Victoria resort/ Superior room

www.victoriahotels.asia

Sapa train

Ratraco train

Victoria train

Quang Binh

Saigon quang binh hotel/ Superior room

www.sgquangbinhtourist.com.vn/EN/info.htm

Sun spa resort/ Superior garden view room

http://www.sunsparesortvietnam.com

Hue

Saigon morin hotel/ Superior room

http://www.morinhotel.com.vn/

Celadon hotel/ Palace deluxe room

http://www.celadon-international.com/place.php?id=1

Hoi An

Hoian beach resort/ Garden view room

www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn

Golden sand resort/ Superior garden view room

www.swiss-belhotelgoldensandresort.com

Nha  Trang

Sunrise hotel/ Standard room

http://sunrisehotelvietnam.com/

Ana mandara resort/ Garden view villa

http://www.sixsenses.com/Evason/

Phan Thiet

Sea horse resort/ Deluxe garden view

http://www.seahorseresortvn.com/

Victoria resort/ Garden view bungalow

http://www.victoriahotels-asia.com/

Dalat

Novotel hotel/ Standard room

www.dalatresorts.com.vn

Sofitel palace hotel/ Superior room

http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-1744-sofitel-dalat-palace/index.shtml

Ho Chi Minh

Grand hotel/ Superior room

http://grandhotel.vn/

OR

Liberty Centre/ Premier Deluxe

www.libertycentralhotel.com

Renaissance hotel/ Deluxe city view

www.renaissance-saigon.com

OR

Majestic hotel/ Colonial City Deluxe

http://majesticsaigon.com.vn/

Can Tho

Golf cantho/ Superior city view room

http://vinagolf.vn/index.php?cid=1&l=2&tplid=1

Victoria cantho hotel/ Superior room

http://victoriahotels-asia.com/

Phu Quoc

Saigon phuquoc resort/ Panorama room

http://www.sgphuquocresort.com.vn/special.htm

Grand marcure la veranda resort/ Deluxe room

http://laverandaresort.com/

City/ Hotels Laos

Standard (3 star)

Superior (3,4 star)

Luang Prabang

Manoluck hotel

http://www.manoluckhotel.com/

Muengluang hotel

www.manoluckhotel.com

Vientiane

Vansana hotel

http://www.vansanahotel-group.com/

Novotel hotel

http://www.novotel.com/gb/hotel-1828-novotel-vientiane/index.shtml

Xieng Khouang

Mali hotel

Vasana hotel

http://www.vansanahotel-group.com/

City/ Hotels Laos

Deluxe (4star+)

Premium (5 star)

Luang Prabang

The Grand Hotel

http://www.grandluangprabang.com/

Souvannaphoum hotel

www.coloursofangsana.com

Vientiane

Laos Plaza hotel

http://www.laoplazahotel.com/

Donchan Palace hotel

http://www.donchanpalacelaopdr.com/

Xieng Khouang

Vasana hotel

http://www.vansanahotel-group.com/

Vasana hotel

http://www.vansanahotel-group.com/

City/ Hotels Cambodia

Superior (3star)

Deluxe (4star)

Siem Reap

Angkor holiday hotel

http://www.angkorholidayhotel.com/

Empress Angkor hotel

http://www.empressangkor.com/

Phnom Penh

Juliana hotel

http://julianahotels.com/phnompenh/

Sun Way hotel

http://phnompenh.sunwayhotels.com/

City/ Hotels Cambodia

Deluxe (4star)

Premium (5star)

Siem Reap

Empress Angkor hotel

http://www.empressangkor.com/

Victoria Angkor hotel

http://www.victoriahotels-asia.com/eng/hotel-in-cambodia/angkor-resort-spa/overview

Phnom Penh

Sun Way hotel

http://phnompenh.sunwayhotels.com/

Inter-Continental hotel

http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/intercontinental/en/gb/locations/phnompenh

Inclusion & Exclusion
Tour Included
  • Private car
  • Private boat
  • Accommodation
  • Domestic flight ticket within Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia
  • Tour guide
  • Meal as indicated
  • All entrance fees
  • Daily bottle of mineral water
  • Special offer

Tour Excluded
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drink
  • Tip
  • International flight
  • Others not mentioned