Tour Code: IGT-IND-LUX-07
Duration: 14Days/ 13Nights
Price: US$ 1,354 – 2,492/ Pax
* Please find detailed information about tour by click on the tabs: “Brief & Price” – “Detail Itinerary” – “Accomodation”
- Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival (D)
- Day 2: Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hoi An (B,L)
- Day 3: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (B,L)
- Day 4: Hue (B,L)
- Day 5: Hue – Hanoi (B, L)
- Day 6: Hanoi – Halong bay / overnight at hotel on land (B,L,D)
- Day 7: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)
- Day 8: Hanoi flight to Vientiane (B,L)
- Day 9: Vientiane flight to Luang Prabang (B,L)
- Day 10: Luangpra Bang (B,L)
- Day 11: Luangpra Bang – Siem Reap (B,L)
- Day 12: Siem Reap – Angkor Historical Park (B,L)
- Day 13: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei (B,L)
- Day 14: Siem Reap Departure (B)
Land price per person for private tour (in USD):
|Group||2-3 pax||4-7 pax||8-10 pax||11-15 pax||>15 pax||Single sup|
Flight tickets one way: Ho Chi Minh – Danang, Hue – Hanoi, Hanoi – Vientiane, Vientiane – Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang – Siem Reap: According to publish of Airline at the time request
Land price included:
- Accommodation in TWN or DBL standard sharing room
- Check in time: 14:00 / Check out time: 12:00 noon
- Private vehicle as itinerary
- Local guide each destination, English speaking guide
- Adjoining tour to Halong Bay
- Meals as mentioned: B – breakfast; L – lunch; D – Dinner
- Entrance fee as itinerary first time entrance
- Boat trip as itinerary
- A bottle water daily on vehicle
- Elephant ride in Luangpra Bang
- Puppet show in Hanoi
- Services charges and government tax.
- No extra charge after confirmation
- Traditional gift
- All international, domestic flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos visa fee.
- Single room supplement
- Payment fee
- Drinks, tips, and personal expenses
- Others not mentioned above
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh arrival (D)
Upon your arrival in Tan Son Nhat international airport (Ho Chi Minh city airport), your guide and driver welcome and transfer you to hotel for check in.
After breakfast, transfer to Sai Gon airport to take a flight to Da Nang then proceed to Hoi An by car. After lunch at local restaurant , have a walking-tour to visit Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese houses, pagodas, assembly halls, Japanese covered bridge as well as traditional handicraft workshop.
Overnight in Hoi An
Day 3: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (B,L)
Morning free and have lunch in Hoi An. In the afternoon, Leave Hue for Hoi An via the scenic Hai Van Pass with a stop to view the spectacular panorama of the central coastline. Check-in at the hotel and relax afterwards.
Overnight in Hue.
In the morning, enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda or Heavenly Lady pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Situated 4 km upstream on the banks of the Perfume River, it is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. After the boat trip visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue with the Purple Forbidden City. Visit the local Dong Ba market, have lunch at a local restaurant and continue to Tu Duc Royal Tomb. Each ruler of the Imperial City built his own tomb during his reign and today you will visit one of the most beautiful mausoleums.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue – Hanoi (B, L)
After breakfast, transfer to Hue airport for your flight to Ha Noi. Welcome at the airport and transfer to the city. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho”s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi . Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple ( Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty ) and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake ( One of the oldest in Vietnam ). Lunch.
PM : After lunch proceed to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070, its gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam”s past. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, and visit Ngoc Son temple. For the end of the tour journey visit by cyclo trip along the Hanoi Old Quarter. Water puppet show
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong bay / overnight at hotel on land (B,L,D)
12:00 Upon arrival at Ha Long Bay, transfer to cruise ship and Welcome drinks (coffee or tea). After relaxing, special buffet lunch served onboard when cruising to visit Halong Bay.
And then, explore Thien Cung cave, Dau Go Cave, one of the most famous grottoes in the entire Halong Bay (Subject to change without prior notice). And kayaking about 30 minutes. Transfer to boat. Banana Cruise back to harbour as the sun goes down passing floating villages, mythical rock formation such as the incent burner.
Disembark at Bai Chay harbor and back to your hotel in Halong city
Day 7: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel and free at leisure until time transfer to Hanoi city
Day 8: Hanoi flight to Vientiane (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Hanoi airport for a morning flight to Vientiane. Welcome to Vientiane! With a population of almost 1 milion this is the biggest city in Laos. After arrival in Vientiane airport, and completion of customs & immigration formalities, transfer with your guide to your hotel. Enjoy a city tour to Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then visit Wat Simuang and Wat Prakeo, which was the original home of the famous Emerald Buddha, which today resides in Bangkok. Admire the huge, golden That Luang monument, which all Lao citizens respect as holy pagoda. Visit Vientiane’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.
There are many excellent restaurants in Vientiane and you will easily find something to suit your taste. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 9: Vientiane flight to Luang Prabang (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Welcome to Luang Prabang! Upon arrival your guide will meet you at the airport and bring you to your hotel. Then enjoy a half -day spin around Luang Prabang…and you will understand why it deserves the World Heritage title! Visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically 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.
Phou Si 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 Phou Si sits atop the mountain, along side the skeletons of Indochina war anti-aircraft guns! Shopping night market, where hundred of Hmong vendors display their handmade handicraft. Diner tonight on your own but our guide can recommend the nice restaurants in town for you. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 10: Luangpra Bang (B,L)
An early morning starting tour gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.
Begin a Mekong River boat 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. Lunch local restaurant, return to the town late after noon visit Por Sa Paper Handicraft & textile area at Ban Xang Khong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 11: Luangpra Bang – Siem Reap (B,L)
After breakfast, relax before you transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap.On arrival Siem Reap, our car and guide will pick up you at airport then transfer to hotel for checking in (if room available)
Afternoon: leisure time at hotel.
Overnight in Siem Riep.
Day 12: Siem Reap – Angkor Historical Park (B,L)
A.M: We commence with a visit to the infamous and treasured legacy of Angkor Wat. The masterpiece and holy grail of the temples of Angkor, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious building and an insurmountable legacy left by Suryavarman II. Believed to be the world’s largest religious building, there is almost one kilometer of exquisitely detailed carvings depicting the intricacies of the Khmer empire through dramatic and humorous stories of love, life, war, religion and mythology. Marvel at the quincunx of towers, and the powerful energy that this sublime temple inspires, and admire the carvings and architectural symmetry and perfection of the complex as a whole. We shall continue our visit to Ta Prohm. Of Tombraider fame, Ta Prohm is an Angkorian treasure, and it’s going to stay that way. A fascinating aspect to Ta Prohm (except for its size, beauty and pleasantly eerie atmosphere) is that it can be appreciated perfectly as it would have been a mere 900 years ago, as it has been ‘left as it was found’ by the French explorers who discovered it in the 19th century. Ta Prohm is a sight to behold, a veritable maze with exquisite carvings and gigantic golden trees strangling the stone foundations at every juncture.
Lunch in Siem Reap town.
P.M: After lunch we commence our exploration of Angkor Thom. Known as the ‘Great City’, Angkor Thom was Jayavarman VII’s ultimate creation, his true expression of design excellence. Angkor Thom was an entire city housing 150,000 people across nine square kilometers which thrived upon a complex system of agriculture and waterways. 5 magnificent gates 23 metres high spiritually guard the complex – we will enter through the Victory Gate, complete with a causeway with two emanating rows of Devas and Asuras wrestling a powerful Naga. From here we will converge upon the centre of this extraordinary city, and begin to explore, starting with the Elephant Terrace, a royal platform used as a viewing gallery for grandiose royal spectacles, decorated wonderfully with statues of elephants. Adjacent is the Terrace of the Leper King, unique for possessing the statue of Yama (the Leper King), god of Death. From here we will proceed through the forest to Preah Palilay. Guarded by a large Buddha this is a small but beautiful temple from the 13th century. Afterwards we will proceed to Phimeanakas, a 10th century largely uncarved but beautifully constructed pyramid temple affording terrific views, before Baphuon, an imposing 50 metre tall temple dedicated to Shiva which houses one of the world’s largest reclining Buddhas. And finally to Bayon, arguably the most stunning of all the Temples of Angkor, adorned with 37 towers decorated with wonderful giant faces and immaculate descriptive carvings throughout.
Free leisure in the evening in Siem Reap.
Day 13: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei (B,L)
AM: Breakfast at the hotel, then travel 45km to Kbal Spean, or valley of the 1000 lingas; a remarkable place where natural meets man-made phenomenon – 1000 hand carved lingas lie on the bed of the Kbal Spean River downstream from the stunning waterfall, placed there to fertilize the river during ancient times. Lunch at a local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we will continue to Banteay Srei; 30km from Siem Reap, Banteay Srei is a unique and exquisite temple, glowing red and in perfect symmetrical detail, which possesses a truly unrivalled beauty all of its own. The carvings here are undoubtedly the most detailed of any of those in Angkor, and the perfection and attention to detail are remarkable. Then on to Banteay Samre, or ‘Citadel of the Samre’, a smaller temple located in the jungle in the style of Angkor Wat. On our return we will also stop at Srah Srang – a vast and beautiful man-made lake where the Royals of Angkor would bathe, relax and unwind, before returning to Siem Reap. Sunset view at Srasrang.
Day 14: Siem Reap departure (B)
AM: After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your departure
End of services.
Overnight at hotel as below or similar:
|Destinations||Hotel 4*||Hotel 5*|
|Hanoi||Conifer Boutique Hotel||Sofitel Plaza Hotel Hanoi|
|Halong||Royal Lotus||Novotel Halong|
||Muong Thanh Hotel Hue||La Residence Hotel & Spa|
|Hoi An||Hoi An Historic Hotel||Palm Garden Resort|
|Ho Chi Minh||Grand Silverland Hotel||Sofitel Plaza Hotel Saigon|
|Phnom Penh||Hotel Cambodiana||Sofitel Phnom Penh|
|Siem Reap||Tara Angkor Hotel||Sofitel Royal Angkor Resort|
|Vientiane||Lao plaza Hotel||Settha hotel|
|Luang Prabang||Villa Santi Resort & Spa||Villa Maly Hotel|