Indochina tour of world heritages, 14 days [SQMCY103]

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Day 1: Luang Phrabang Arrive (-/-/D)

At Luang Phrabang International Airport, transfer to the hotel in Luang Phrabang. Relaxing time in Luang Phrabang in Laos, a World Cutural Heritage famous for the variety of temples and pagodas. Overnight in Luang Phrabang.

Day 2: Luang Phrabang Tour (B/L/-)

Pick up for tour:  Royal Palace in the past – National Museum + Wat Mai pagoda – a famous pagoda for its golden sculptural relief and then Wat Sensoukarahm (Temple) with golden facade + Wat Xieng Thong, one of the outstanding temples in Luang Prabang. After lunch, continue visiting the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun – the most sacred of the city with the famous Watermelon Stupa – and the shrine of Wat Aham. Then explore the diversification of Laos’ ethnic mimority groups at Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday). Climb up to Phousi Mountain for enjoying the city scenery and the spectacular sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Experience the amazing upland fairs and buy some souvernirs for beloved. back to the hotel for relaxation. 

Day 3: Luang Phrabang – Pak Ou Cave (B/L/-)

Breakfast at hotel. Cruise upstream on the Mekong River to the well-known and mysterious of Pak Ou Cave. While cruising on boat,  chance to admire the beautiful view of the tranquil countryside, experience the daily activities of locals living on the two banks of Mekong River and watch them throwing and dragging the fishing nets. After two hour boat trip, reach Pak Ou Cave, crammed with thousands of gold-lacquered Buddha statutes of various shapes and sizes, ranging from some centimeters to approximately two meters. All the statutes are arranged in the holes of limestone caves, which make Pak Ou Cave become the frequent destination for Buddhists. Leave the cave by boat to back to Luang Phrabang. Stop at Bang Xang Hay, a traditional craft village of making local rice wine. Lunch will be served at the restaurant in Luang Phrabang Center. Following the lunch,  visit a huge and beautiful waterfall of Kuang Si, 32km to the Southwest far from Luang Phrabang. Enjoy swimming in the fresh cool water or climb up to the top of the waterfall for stunning panoramic view. Come back to the hotel for relaxation. 

Day 4: Luang Phrabang – Vientiane (B/L/-)

Take rest before taking a noon flight to Vientiane. At Vientiane,  welcome and pick up service to check-in your hotel. Lunch. Afterwards,  visit the oldest monastery Wat Siasaket, which has been still kept intact since Laos was invaded by Siamese (Thailand) in 1828. This is the most beautiful temple in the capital with thousands of small statues inside.  Stop at Wat Phra Keo, a religious museum in Laos, where most of featured art works of Laos and Khmer ethnics are exhibited, and then visit some ancient French architectures in the surrounding including Presedential Palace and Patuxay Monuments. Cintinue with That Luang Stupa with its golden color reaching for the skies. It is the most scared in the country of Lao and built by King Setthethirat in 16th century. From faraway, the top of the temple is radiant as the sun. Return to your hotel. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 5: Vientiane – Hanoi (B/-/-)

Free till flight to Hanoi. Upon  arrival in Hanoi, pick  up at Noi Bai International Airport and  transfer  to  hotel for check-in. It depends on  flight time so that  half-day Hanoi city will be arranged accordingly.  Relax at your hotel in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)

Depart from  hotel at 8.00am. After a four-hour-drive, reach Halong Bay, a World Natural Heritage recognized by UNESCO in 1993, dotted with 1969 spectacular limestone islands. A welcome drink and wet tissue are waiting for you after you board the boat. You are relaxed to start an amazing Halong tour. While the boat is cruising, you will enjoy a delicious lunch meal. From the boat, you can see many of limestone islands. In the afternoon, you will get ashore to visit one of the most beautiful and largest Sung Sot Grotto and then explore Titov Island or climb up to the top of Titov Island to get the panoramic view of Halong Bay. Return to the boat in the late afternoon. Dinner will be served on boat. Overnight on boat.

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L/-)

Enjoying breakfast on board.   Having chance to join kayaking activity on Halong Bay with instruction in advance. During the tour, you can get Halong Bay closer to feel and touch the limestone islands and caves as well as experience floating through thousands of limestone islands. Return to the boat for cruising back to the pier. Hit the road back to Hanoi. Spend night at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An (B/L/-)

Morning flight from Hanoi to Danang City. Pick you service. Transfer to Hoi An Ancient Town – a World Cultural Heritage, which reflects a mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese, Arabian and Indian cultural and architectural influences. Lunch. Start a walking tour through the ancient town. Here we can see the ancient houses, the Assembly Halss of Chinese merchants, Hoi An Market and a 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Oppotunity to stop off at a tailor shop where you can have Vietnamese traditional long dress (Áo Dài) made specifically for you in only one day or even half a day. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/-)

Relax or go shopping at the ancient town before coming back to Da Nang International Airport to take one-hour-flight to Ho Chi Minh City for participating in exciting activities in this bustle dynamic city and its vicinity. Pick up and check-in your hotel. Join a half-day city tour to the city’s famous attractions including War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and Saigon Central Post Office. Ben Thanh Market is the final stop of your city tour, which offers you chance to purchase and have social conversation with locals. Transfer back to hotel and spend overnight there.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (Floating Market) – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/-)

Mekong Delta Tour. Arrive in Vinh Long,  board a sampan to start a trip through many tributaries of the Mekong Delta.  First stop is at the small but quaint Cai Be Floating Market, followed by a visit to a Coconut Farm and listen to the “Tai Tu Music” (Đờn Ca Tài Tử).  Lunch will be served in Tan Phong Island. Spend one hour rowing boats to observe and sight-see the beautiful island of Tan Phong as well as to visit fruit orchards. After short rest, drive back to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap (B/-/D)

Relax until  picked up and transferred to Tan Son Nhat International Airport to take a flight to Siem Reap. Pick up at Siem Reap Airport and check in hotel for relaxtion. A welcome dinner is served. Chance to enjoy the traditional unique dance performances of Cambodian. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 12: Angkor (B/L/-)

Continue with a day trip to Angkor Thom including: Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.  After lunch,  keep on visiting the most famous and magnificent Angkor Wat. Constructed in the 12th century, this architectural masterpiece covers an area of about 210 hectares. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 13: Angkor (B/L/-)

Visit famous temples including the Royal City of Preah Khan with the stone lanterns and impressive sculptures, Neak Pean built on a small circular island, Ta Som and East Mebon. Spend the afternoon visiting Thommanon Temple; Takeo Temple – one of the Angkor’s great temple mountains; Ta Prohm; Srah Srang; Prasat Kravan and Bakheng – a temple mountain where you can get the panoramic view of Angkor Wat in the sunset. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 14: Siem Reap – Angkor International Airport departure (B/-/-)

Free to explore Siem Reap till time to be picked up and arsnfer to airoirt. End of service.

1 Pax: 3151 USD/Adult

2 Pax: 1819 USD/Adult

3 Pax: 1948 USD/Adult

4 Pax: 1948 USD/Adult

5 - 6Pax: 1593 USD/Adult

7 -8 Pax: 1381 USD/Adult

Included: 

  • Vietnam visa approval letter (for visa on arrival only)
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room in selected hotel and Boat Cabin
  • Meals as mentioned
  • English speaking guide (for other languages, a supplement applies)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Daily drinking water and cold towel

Excluded: 

  • Visa for Cambodia [Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, USD 20/pax, please bring 1 passport photo]
  • Visa for Laos [Visa issued on arrival for most nationalities, from USD 20 to USD 40/pax depend on your nationality, please bring 1 passport photo]
  • Other meals not mentioned
  • International and Domestic Flights (quoted separately)
  • Camera/video entrance fees
  • Personal expenses (drinks, laundry, telephone, gratuities etc)
  • Travel insurance including recommended helicopter evacuation for Cambodia
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusions above. 
  • The number of pax includes adults, children (5-10 years old) and infants (under 5 years old).
  • Tour prices for children are applied based on the number of pax.
  • Total number of children and infants must be lesser than the number of adults.
  • The quotation above is only applicable at present and might change at different time of service.
  • Please use the booking form and choose your desired departure date to get the exact price for the tour
3.151 USD
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