Classic Indochina, 18 days in Vietnam, Camboya and Laos

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Summary of the itinerary

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL TO HO CHI MINH (-/-/-)

    Upon your arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Hochiminh, our guide will welcome you. Once you leave the airport our guide will escort you to your hotel.

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    Overnight in Hochiminh City. SIGNATURE HOTEL 3***

  • Day 2: HO CHI MINH-MEKONG-CAI BE-VINH LONG-CAN THO (B/L/-)

    After breakfast, you will visit life and scenery beside riversides. The first destination is a small island where there is a handicraft village.
    Then, they take a walk about 400 meters in the village to see the life around and arrive another village where make coconut candy, rice cake, rice wine…
    Have lunch at Ba Kiet ancient house. After that you will have a bicycle tour around village in 30 minutes and come back Ba Kiet house to have lunch there. Customers also have change to visit fruit garden and Ba Kiet family’s graves. Continue the tour, we will transfer toTan Phong Island to visit fruit garden and listen traditional music (Đờn ca tài tử). Then, the boat will go along Tien river to arrive Vinh Long, transfer back to Saigon.
    Continue moving to Cantho.

    Overnight in Cantho. SAIGON CAN THO HOTEL 3***

  • Day 3: CAN THO-CHAU DOC-TRA SU SANCTUARY (D/A/-)

    Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating markets (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.
    Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. On the way back stop by to visit Sam Mountain, the Cave pagoda (if time permitted).
    Back to the Town, hotel check in.

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    Overnight in Chau Doc. CHAU PHO HOTEL 3***

  • Day 4: CHAU DOC - SPEED BOAT TO PHNOM PENH (B/L/-)

    After breakfast, transfer to the pier to take a boat trip to Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital. After the processing of visa, reception and transfer to hotel. Free afternoon.

    Overnight in Phnom Penh. LUX RIVERSIDE HOTEL 3***

  • Day 5: PHNOM PENH - CITY TOUR - FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP (B/-/D)

    Breakfast at the hotel and begin visits to the city: the Silver Pagoda and the Royal Palace. You will have the opportunity to visit the genocide museum.
    Free time for lunch and transfer to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap. On arrival in Cambodia, our driver will be waiting for trasladaros hotel.

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    Overnight in Siem Reap. ANGKOR HOME 3***

  • Day 6: SIEM REAP - BANTEAY SREI - P KULEN - BENG MALEA (B/L/-)

    After breakfast at hotel we travel by road to Banteay Srei touring ancient dams and charming villages surrounded by rice fields, to see the inscriptions and elaborate stone carvings of Angkor era, before continuing to Phnom Kulen, with Lingas carved on the bottom of the river, waterfalls and altars. If you can swim in the waterfall – do not forget to bring a towel. Lunch at local food; continue by road to Beng Mealea, a great temple in ruins of the jungle. Beng Mealea in Cambodia is one of the largest temples of Angkor and is built to the scale of Angkor Wat. It is a temple that is located 40Km east of the main group of temples at Angkor. Beng Mealea has the appeal of a lost temple in the jungle. It is also an example of Khmer power at the same time it has been a fairly devastated by the recent wars in Cambodia.

    Overnight in Siem Reap. ANGKOR HOME 3***

  • Day 7: ANGKOR TEMPLES (B/L/-)

    After breakfast our guide and transport will pick them up at the hotel to begin a long day of Temples. Our itinerary is designed to avoid the biggest crowds of tourists, thus adjusting the route and visiting hours. This morning we started visiting the temple of Ta Prohm, also known as the temple of the jungle, and were popularized by being part of the scenes of the movie Tom Raider. We will go to Angkor Thom complex by accessing it through the Victory Gate. This set contains, among others, the Bayon and Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. After lunch we visit the majestic temple of Angkor Wat, billed as the largest religious monument in the world and considered by many one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. Moving us to culminate the visit to Pre Rup Temple, from there, watch the sunset

    Overnight in Siem Reap. ANGKOR HOME 3***

  • Day 8: SIEM REAP - FLIGHT TO LUANG PRABANG (B/-/-)

    After breakfast, free at leisure until time to transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to hotel.
    We started with a visit “Half day city tour”, the city is listed on the World Heritage list of UNESCO. The beautiful town located on the banks of the Mekong River and is surrounded by forested mountains. Here it seems that time has stopped and the visitor is immersed in this ancient Asia. visit majestic temples like Wat Visoun, Wat May, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Praphoutahbat. It will take up 238 steps to reach the top of the hill Phousi, where in addition to a temple, the best view is obtained Luangprabang.

    Overnight in Luang Prabang. VILLA SAYKHAM 3***

  • Day 9: LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVES (D/-/-)

    A boat trip will take you to Mekong river upstream. This river is considered one of the most beautiful and picturesque in Asia. We will visit the village of Ban Shangai, famous for the production of rice wine and then continue sailing to Tamting Buddhist caves, that are sacred to the local population. I also and then return by the same boat and vehicle to Luangprabang visit to Ban Sangkong (weaving village & Mulberry paper pressing village).

    Overnight in Luang Prabang. VILLA SAYKHAM 3***

  • Day 10: LUANG PRABANG - KUANGSI WATERFALLS (D/-/-)

    Very early (5:45am) transfer by car to Ban Vat Sean to discreetly observe long lines of monks collecting alms’s ceremony then back to your hotel for breakfast. We then leave the hotel by car for the 29 km drive to Kuangsi Waterfalls through lush unspoilt countryside well know as the most beautyful falls in the whole region and on the way stop at Ban Naouan (ethnic minority Hmong village). After enjoying a refreshing swim or two in the natural turquoise pools of Kuangsi, drive back to town late afternoon.

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    Overnight in Luang Prabang. VILLA SAYKHAM 3***

  • Day 11: LUANG PRABANG - FLIGHT TO HANOI (B/-/-)

    Started at 5:45 am by car to visit Ban Vat Sean to see long rows of monks collectando gifts by the people. one of the most picturesque in the morning ceremony. then back to the hotel for breakfast .After check out Hotel In time transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, reception and transfer to hotel.

    Overnight in Hanoi. HOTEL MEDALLION 3***

  • Day 12: HANOI - CITY TOUR (B/L/-)

    Our tour guide and driver pick you up from your hotel, we take you to visit Ho Chi Minh complex. The next destination is Temple of Literature, which is the first univerity of Viet Nam, dedicated to Confucian.
    Have lunch at local restaurant.
    After lunch, we drive to visit the Museum of Ethnology, the Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake), Ngoc Son Temple and a trip on xiclo around the heart of Hanoi, the Old Quarter. It’s filled with businesses, narrow streets and motorbikes, a quarter that will show us the more picturesque Vietnam.

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    Overnight in Hanoi. HOTEL MEDALLION 3***

  • Day 13: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

    We pick you up from your hotel between 8:00 am and 8:30 am. for a 3.5 hour drive North East of Hanoi taking you to reach Halong Bay. You will arrive at Tuan Chau International Marina on the harbor of Halong’s biggest island. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.
    As you settle into your cabin, our boat sets sail to the centre of this World Heritage site. Lunch is served in the restaurant while you enjoy the amazing scenery and delicious lunch of fresh local seafood. Cruise among the hundreds of islands and gorgeous natural settings, limestone bedrocks and sheer cliffs of tiny islets. You will pass by Duck and Thumb islets, and then Coconut Island.
    At Luom Bo area, the boat stops and you will kayak in the turquoise waters here. Swimming at the secluded sandy beach is an option for people who are not interested in kayaking.
    As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. The boat will continue to cruise to the Fairy Lake (Ho Dong Tien) area and anchor for the night.
    Dinner is served with local seafood and then you may choose to enjoy a drink from the bar or experience squid fishing, before retiring.

    Overnight on board. PHOENIX CRUISES 3***

  • Day 14: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE (B/L/-)

    After breakfast, you will visit Surprising (Sung Sot) Cave. Return to the Halong Phoenix Luxury cruiser to begin your return journey to the harbor and experience viewing other areas and islands of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks (symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs islands.
    A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese spring rolls. Lunch is served on the boat as you near the harbor.
    Back Hanoi at 17.00.
    Transfer directly to Noibai International Airport to take the flight to Hue city. On arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel.

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    Overnight in Hue. ASIA HUE HOTEL 3***

  • Day 15: HUE - CITY TOUR (B/L/-)

    Selected capital of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), Hue takes us back to the old, the origin Vietnam.
    We pick you up at your hotel around 7:30 am. We will begin with a visit to the tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh, Tu Duc. On this tour we’ve also included a visit to see and appreciate the Van An, a Vietnamese martial art. We pass through a small village where they specialized in the development of classic items like conical hats and incense made.
    After you have rested, the bus will take you to the Imperial Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City. You will visit Thien Mu pagoda, and to complete the tour of Hue awaits a boat ride on the Perfume River.
    You will be back at the hotel for 17.00.

    Overnight in Hue. ASIA HUE HOTEL 3***

  • Day 16: HUE - HOIAN (B/L/-)

    Heading down to Hoi an, we stop at the Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach and the Marble Mountains.
    In the afternoon, we will have time to stroll through the charming Hoi An. The architecture of Hoi An has no equal, with its low houses and wooden painted facades. Visit the Japanese Bridge, Pottery Museum, the amazing Tan Ky house (which was the first monument of historic interest) and the cantons temple.

    Overnight in Hoian. LONGLIFE RIVERSIDE 3***

  • Day 17: HOIAN - FREE DAY (B/-/-)

    Hoian Free Day to relax and enjoy the city.

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    Overnight in Hoian. LONGLIFE RIVERSIDE 3***

  • Day 18: HOIAN - FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH - DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

    Free time until the right time.
    Transfer to the airport for a domestic flight to Hochiminh and connect with your international flight back home.

    ****End of our services****

Service include:

  • Bed and breakfast in the hotels listed or similar
  • Excursions indicated privately with Spanish-speaking guide throughout the trip except Sapa and Halong Bay where the guide will be in English
  • Shared boat in the Bay of Halong Bay.
  • Entrance fees to places visited, other entries that may be necessary
  • Meals as indicated in the program B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner
  • Government rates and other service charges.
  • Domestic flight Phnom Penh- Siem Reap, Siem Reap-Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang-Hanoi, Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Saigon
  • Letter of invitation to issue visa upon your arrival at the airport in Vietnam.

Service exclude:

  • Beverage & other meals are not mentioned
  • Supplement for special meal requests.
  • Entrance fees and guide services during free time.
  • Travel insurance. We can put you in direct contact with our agent in Spain to report to you with no obligation.
  • International flight to / from Vietnam
  • Visa service fees, visa stamp tax in Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos.

Trip data

Price:

2.709 $/pax

Duraton:

18 Days

What to visit:

Multicountry, Banteay Srei , Beng Mealea , Angkor Temples, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong, Luang Prabang, Pak Ou, Kuangsi waterfalls

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