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Indochina SIC Tour with Ha Long Bay (15 days)

  • Tour Code: SICIN15
  • Tour route: Vientiane Vientiane Vang Vieng Luang Prabang Siem Reap Phnom Penh Mekong Delta Hochiminh City Ha Noi Ha Long Bay Ha Noi
DEPARTURE OCT.2018 NOV.2018 DEC.2018 JAN.2019 FEB.2019 MAR.2019
01-Oct-18 12-Nov-18 10-Dec-18 07-Jan-19 18-Feb-19 04-Mar-19
15-Oct-18 26-Nov-18 21-Jan-19 18-Mar-19
29-Oct-18      

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Tour Itinerary

Day 1 ARRIVAL – VIENTIANE

Arrive in Vientiane, meet our guide and transfer to hotel for check in. Relax at hotel or walk around the riverside street to admire the city at night. Overnight in Vientiane.

Meals included: Lunch

Day 2 VIENTIANE – VANG VIENG

After a breakfast, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple 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. Afternoon visit Morning Market, then transfer  to Vang Vieng (154 km, 3 hours), a peaceful city on the riverside of Nam Song River. Stop on the way to admire the tranquil beauty of Nam Ngum Lake. Upon arrival check in hotel and free time. Overnight in Vang Vieng

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 VANG VIENG – LUANG PRABANG

In the morning we’ll visit Tham Chang caves and explore loval market before transfer to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia (185 km, 7 hours). The road condition in some parts is poor, however the unequalled scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill tribe villages make our trip an interesting journey. After check in hotel we relax then we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.  Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4 LUANG PRABANG & PAK OU CAVES

This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice.  On the way back to hotel you have a chance to visit Phousi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts.

After breakfast, 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. Then you will visit Wat Visoun, and National museum.

In the afternoon we board 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 distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand-made of Jute Sar paper.

Late afternoon 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. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 LUANG PRABANG – KUANGSI WATERFALL – SIEM REAP

Morning driving to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang with a stopover at Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village. Take an afternoon flight to Siem Reap VN 931 at 14:45 – 16:10. Pick up to hotel.  Overnight in Siem Reap.

Optional: Dinner with Apsara Dance show at Apsara Restaurant Theater

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM & ANGKOR WAT

Breakfast will be at hotel. Then visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk) the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) and visit Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), Baphun temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King and visit the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees. Lunch will be at local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the 7th world heritage, Angkor Wat a unique and stunning blend of spirituality and symmetry, an enduring example of man’s devotion to his Gods. It is the largest and undoubtedly the most breath taking of the monuments of Angkor and it is widely believed that it is the largest religious structure in the world. Then way take a trip a trip to Bakheng Mountain to experience an unforgettable sunset over the ruins of Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 7 SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH

Morning we take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels and current.

Then transfer to Phnom Penh by overland and have chance to see the countryside. The journey will take 6 hours to covered 314 km distance. Arrive in Phnom Penh transfer to hotel. Evening explore the Central Market. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 PHNOM PENH – CHAU DOC

Breakfast will be at hotel. Today we will visit Royal Place, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. The Palace building and Silver Pagoda are located with in the same walled ground. Then visit to Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum and Independence Monument was inaugurated in November 9, 1962 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from foreign rule. Transfer to boat poier for speed boat to Chau Doc (Vietnam) at 14:00. Complete formality at Vinh Xuong Gate to enter Vietnam. Arrive in Chau Doc around 18:30. Pick up to hotel and Overnight in Chau Doc

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9 CHAU DOC – CAN THO

Morning transfer 25 km to Tra Su Cajuput Forest and from there we take a boat trip to visit Tra Su ecological forest in the area of over 800 ha. There are so many of bird kinds here above the evergreen Cajuput trees living almost around the year in water. We can take rowing boat to travel deeper inside the forest to study about the rich fauna and flora here. Return to the dry land to visit Tay An ancient Pagoda and Sam Mountain. Then transfer to Can Tho (140 km). Overnight in Can Tho

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10 CAN THO – MY THO – HOCHIMINH CITY

Early morning we take a boat trip on Lower Branch of Mekong River to visit authentic Cai Rang floating market, the biggest fruit and vegetable market in the delta. Then we leave Can Tho for My Tho. Take a boat trip on the upper branch of Mekong River to see local fish farms. Continue through Xep canal in Ben Tre to see coconut collection set and how the locals make handicrafts from coconut trunk and shell. Enjoy seasonal fruits and listening to traditional music. Take the horse-cart on village path and stop at orchard to see bees-breeding in wooden boxes under longans tree and taste honey with tea. Take rowing-boat along water palm creek and see local people make coconut candy (special products of Ben Tre  province).  Overnight in Hochiminh City.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 HOCHIMINH CITY & CU CHI TUNNELS

We visit the most typical places in the city: Notre Dame Cathedral, Central post office, the City Hall, Jade Emperor Pagoda. Afternoon visit Cu Chi underground tunnels network in the suburb of Hochiminh City – the most famous battle-fields during Vietnam war with over 200 km long tunnels. Overnight in HCMC

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12 HOCHIMINH CITY – HANOI

Morning visit the Ben Thanh Market where you can see the fresh local products being sold as well as browse the souvenir stalls. Transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. In the afternoon we visit Ho Chi Minh’s Quarter including Hochiminh Museum and House-on-stilts, One-pillar pagoda. Visit Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) – the first university in Vietnam. View the Gothic stlye of Central Catholic Church and Hanoi Opera under shadow trees. The image of new and old buildings interposing with high shadow trees is a feature easiest to recognize in Hanoi and in many cities of Vietnam. Enjoy Water Puppet Show – Vietnamese traditional art evening. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 HANOI – HALONG – JUNK CRUISE

Transfer group to Halong city to visit one of Wonder of the world: Ha Long Bay. 12:00 Get on a Junk cruise to take a Ha Long Bay cruise over 2,000 islands that just our of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. Boarding the Junk, a welcome drink is served before sitting down to a sumptuous seafood lunch in the dining room. We cruise through the magnificent bay of Ha Long that’s declared a World Heritage Site in 1994. There is opportunity to explore some of the beautiful and awesome grottoes with our guide on board. In the evening, dinner will be served on boat, before settling into our comfortable cabins for the night.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 14 HALONG – HANOI

Enjoy our last morning on board to admire the spectacular view of the bay. A brunch is served on board as we cruise slowly back to the harbor, where we will check out and transferred back to Hanoi. We get on a cyclo to petrol round the exciting Old Quarter of Hanoi and Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart of the city. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15 HANOI – DEPARTURE

Free time for shopping until transferred to Hanoi airport for your departure flight. End of the tour.

Meals included: Breakfast

Tour Price

TOUR PRICES (valid until 30 April 2019)

(Except for Christmas and New Year period 20 Dec – 10 Jan)

Tour price

Group tour (USD / Person)

Single room surcharge

Tourland

2,247

585

Air ticket

350

Total price

2,597

585

HOTEL LIST

City

Superior (4 Stars)

Vientiane

Vansana Riverside Hotel   (Standard)  www.vansanahotel-group.com

Vang Vieng

Vansana Vang Vieng Hotel (standard) www.vansanahotel-group.com

Luang Prabang

Chitchareune Muangluang Hotel (Standard) www.cm-hotel.com

Siem Reap

Tara Angkor Hotel (Superior) www.taraangkorhotel.com

Phnom Penh

Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel  (Deluxe) www.frangipanipalacehotel.com

Chau Doc

Victoria Nui Sam Lodge (Superior) www.victoriahotels.asia.com

Can Tho

Can Tho West Hotel (Deluxe) www.canthowesthotel.com

Hochiminh City

Eden Star Saigon hotel (Premier Deluxe) www.edensaigonhotel.com.vn

Hanoi

Flower Garden hotel (Deluxe) www.flowergardenhotel.com.vn

Halong

La Vela Classic Cruise (Deluxe) www.lavelacruisehalong.com

Inclusion & Exclusion

The above prices include

  • Hotel accommodations in twin or double sharing
  • All ground transfers in air-conditioned deluxe coach
  • Speedboat ticket Phnom Penh – Chau Doc (charter boat when posible)
  • Meals half board (breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner) with Asian cuisines
  • English-speaking local guides.
  • Entrance fees.
  • Boat fees.
  • Mineral water and cool facial towels during visits.
  • Air ticket and airport tax Luang Prabang – Siem Reap (referable rate as indicated above)
  • Travel Insurance

 The above prices exclude

  • Any meals not mentioned above
  • All visa fees
  • Drinks and personal expenses.
  • International airtickets

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Monday to Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM (GMT +7 – Hanoi time).

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