The World Heritages of Indochina 19 days

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The World Heritages of Indochina 19 days

  • Destinations: Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia
  • Trip type: Culture
  • Duration: 19 days 18 nights
  • Sightseeings: HCMC-Cu Chi-Mekong Delta-Hue-Hoian-Hanoi-Halong Bay-Luang Prabang-Siem Reap
  • Trip starting: From HCMC to Siem Reap or vice versa on request.
  • Accommodation: 4-star hotel / 5-star hotel
  • Departure: Daily departure at clients’ date

As its name, the trip is to introduce you  all the World Heritage Sites in the Indochina. From the dynamic Saigon city, you will have an opportunity to learn about the living of local people inhabiting along the banks of the Mekong river.  You then start your world heritage exploration with the first stops is the Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town and the My Son Ruins in the Central Vietnam. The North of Vietnam offer you the one-thousand-year-old Hanoi capital and the Natural World Heritage Halong Bay with one night  on a deluxe junk. Your trip is continue with the Luang Prabang, Laos’s religious centre with an exquisite temple on every corner, saffron-clad monks silently collect alms every early morning. In Cambodia you will be astounded by temples in the Angkor complex, their sheer grandeur, exquisite carvings and the way they appear to rise up from the jungle. 

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From 1 May – 30 Sep 2017
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Day 1: Welcome to HCMC | Meal: D | Overnight: HCMC

Warm welcome upon your arrival in HCMC. Your guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the downtown.  After check in you will have free time to relax, then your guide see you again for a welcome dinner at the river cruises on the Saigon river.

Day 2: HCMC & Cu Chi tunnels | Meal: B-L | Overnight: HCMC

In the morning you visit some famous attractions such as Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum then having a walk through the city downtown and end up at the Ben Thanh market, the city’s biggest market. Afternoon you drive to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels.  This underground complex is a must-see when you are in HCMC.  You are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system or try a shooting range where you can fire a number of assault rifles, such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60.

Day 3: HCMC – My Tho – Can Tho | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Can Tho

Today you have am excursion to the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet. Following a village path passing local houses to visit some family-run coconut candy mills then you take a horse-cart from village to village. Enjoy lunch with local special dishes followed by the “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, a very common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people.  Rejoin your car for a drive to Can Tho.

Day 4: Floating market – Villages biking – HCMC | Meal: B-L | Overnight: HCMC

Early wake up today to join in the Cai Rang floating market, one of the most exciting activities you should do when you are in this area. Take a motorized boat to join the market and experience how people exchange goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. You also find floating restaurants, floating bars, floating gas stations, and many other floating shops. Back to the shore and take a bike cycling from village to village on path, over monkey bridges, get in touch with local people. Lunch is at local restaurant before driving back to HCMC.

Day 5: Fly to Hue | Meal: B-D | Overnight: Hue

Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Located in central Vietnam, the World Cultural Heritage Site Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945. Your local guide meets  you at the airport for a transfer to hotel.  Free. At leisure. Evening meeting with your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.

Day 6: Hue full-day tour | Meal: B-D | Overnight: Hue

In the morning you  have a Dragon boat cruising on the Perfume river to visit the Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. From there you rejoin your car to visit the king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb.  In the afternoon you explore the Hue Citadel.  End of the day you visit the local Dong Ba market located on a bank of the Perfume river – a paradise for snapshots of daily activities. Back to hotel for short break then taste Hue cuisines at local restaurant.

Day 7: Hue – Hoi An | Meal: B-D | Overnight: Hoi An

Today you leave Hue for Hoi An, another World Heritage site in the Central Vietnam. Journey to Hoi An is travelling over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the east area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port during the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland stopped over to exchange and purchase commodities. At leisure then you enjoy dinner at local restaurant.

Day 8: My Son Ruins & Hoi An | Meal : B -D | Overnight: Hoi An

In the morning you take a trip to discover the World Heritage My Son Ruins, comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the 2nd century.  My Son was the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century and a must-see for those people who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations. Afternoon you have a  walking tour to explore the Hoi An Ancient town with old houses, narrow streets, moss-grown walls, lantern makers and visit Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop and enjoy traditional arts performance. Dinner with some famous dishes of the town.

Day 9: Hoi An - Free & Easy | Meal: B | Overnight: Hoi An

Today you have a full day free to enjoy the beach with sun and sea, trying some water sports or come to the town for shopping of the Vietnamese handicraft souvenirs, especially you can visit and try one of the most famous services of Hoi An, a fast-services tailoring. You can order of silk clothes and receive it a few hours later with the best quality and very reasonable price.

Day 10: Fly to Hanoi | Meal: B-D | Overnight: Hanoi

Again you take a one-hour flight to Hanoi, the one-thousand-year old city and the capital of Vietnam. Your guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the  downtown.  Free time to relax, then your guide  see you again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your first day in Hanoi is completed by a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam.

Day 11: Hanoi city-tour | Meal: B-L | Overnight: Hanoi

This full day tour offers you  Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda followed by  QuanThanh Temple and  Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda originally constructed in the sixth century.  For lunch you enjoy a Hanoi special dish “Cha Ca” at one of the most unique restaurants located in the Hanoi Old Quarter.  Afternoon you visit the Temple of Literature then having a walk around the Sword Lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub.

Day 12: Hanoi – Halong Bay | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Traditional Junk

In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Enjoy welcome drink onboard then start cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay while lunch is served. Stop to visit and explore Vung Vieng fishing village by bamboo boat or you can have a kayak around Vung Vieng area. Time to relax, sunbath or swimming at Ban Chan Beach. Back to the junk to enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Do area docking for overnight.  BBQ dinner followed by some activities of board games or squid fishing.

Day 13: Fly to Luang Prabang | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Luang Prabang

Early bird with exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area. Stop to exploring  Thien Canh Son Cave, located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay. Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration or enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat is cruising back to shore. Rejoin your car for transfer  to Hanoi airport for flight to Luang Prabang.  After short break your guide see you again for dinner at a local restaurant with some Khmer cuisines.

Day 14: Luang Prabang full-day tour | Meal: B-D | Overnight: Luang Prabang

Early start will give you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique to Laos, it being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.

Today you take a boat trip upstream the Mekong River to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrim with a stop at the village of Ban Xanghai to taste Laos wiskey. In the afternoon you visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai before climbing up to the top of Mount Phousi to enjoy a panorama view of Luang Prabang and the sunset on the Mekong river. Dinner at a local restaurant and join in night market.

Day 15: Khouangsi Water-fall | Meal: B | Overnight: Luang Prabang

Today you drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. Return  to the town by late afternoon, you  continue to visit the Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking.  Back to the city to enjoy the sunset at the Wat Siphouthabath famous for the footprints of the Buddha.

Day 16: Fly to Siem Reap | Meal: B-D | Overnight: Sieam Reap

Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap, one of the major tourist hub in Cambodia and the gateway to the world famous temples of Angkor Wat. Warm welcome by your local guide for transfer to hotel.  Today your visit the  South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. It is time to visit one of the great wonders of the world, symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, Angkor Wat  then enjoy the wonderful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hills followed by a dinner with Khmer Apsara dance show.

Day 17: Angkor Wat Sunrise & Angkor Complex | Meal: B -L | Overnight: Sieam Reap

Early wake up in the morning  to enjoy the sunrise over the Angkor Temple then you discover the Angkor Wat, a temple complex built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city.  You then continue to visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Preah Khan temple.  In the afternoon you explore the fabulous Ta Prohm temple which embraced by fig and silk-cotton trees puncture the roofs of Ta Prohm’s towers and enjoy the sunset at the Preah Rup temple to end the day.

Day 18: Angkor Complex | Meal : B -L | Overnight: Sieam Reap

Today you continue your Angkor Comlex discovery with a visit to the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Next stop is the Pre Rup and the East Mebon, the two first temples built after the Khmer capital was returned to Angkor from Koh Ker.  In the afternoon you  visit the Krovan, an  unique in Khmer architecture, the Royal Bath of Srah Srang and the Banteay Kdei temples, functioned as a Buddhist monastery under Jayavarman VII.

Day 19: Departure Siem Reap | Meal: B

In the morning you have a drive to the Phnom Kulen Mountain. Climb up the hill to visit the Srah Damrey, Damreay Krab and Ang Prochiev temple followed by a nice trail of Kulen mountain to reach a special stream with thousands lingas in the water.  Short break before transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure. Have a nice journey and thanks for joining us.

NAM BO BOUTIQUE HOTEL      

Nam Bộ Boutique Hotel is an all-suite hotel located right in the center of the Ninh Kiều pier, in Cần Thơ, at a stone’s throw of every river transport, and which affords a panoramic view of the Mekong river. The Nam Bộ is your ideal port of call in the Mekong delta, for a stay or simply for a cocktail or a fine meal.

GRAND SILVERLAND HOTEL & SPA

This brand new 4 star is preferred place of busy business travelers as it is just within walking minutes from Ben Thanh Market and close to the Opera House,  Metropolitan Building, Saigon Centre. The hotel offers rooms with high class branded amenities and entertainment facilities, especially the Rooftop Swimming Pool.

HUE RIVERSIDE BOUTIQUE REOSRT & SPA

Ideally located on the bank of the Perfume River with a unique view of the Van Thanh Temple just opposite  the river and best place for those who would like to experience a rich local Vietnamese village culture, surrounded by stunning organic rice fields, traditional garden houses from the very moment of your arrival.

LA RESIDENCIA HOTEL & SPA

“La Residencia” is created to provide world travelers with a luxurious and romantic place away from home. La Residencia hotel & spa is the luxury boutique hotel with suites of panoramic views over Hoai River or Ancient Town of Hoian, for added tranquility, the courtyard.

SUNWAY HOTEL HANOI              

Sunway Hotel Hanoi is an award winning international 4-star hotel, with easy access to Hanoi’s commercial and business districts. Located at the quiet end of the French Old Quarter,away from the hustle of the busy city and yet only 28km away from the airport, Sunway Hotel Hanoi is also an excellent choice to explore this beautiful city.

GARDEN BAY CRUISES

From the ship ambiance, the wooden oriental design, the food served onboard to exotic isles, dramatic caves and untouched beaches, you will surely savour the great cultural, historical and natural diversity of the ancient Bay and its local life that we passion to share. Our medium sized wooden junks give easy access to secluded areas within the bay and its surrounding.

SAEM HOTEL SIEM REAP

Equipped with premium room amenities and facilities and services, its’s elegant and unique Khmer architecture is boosted with cool and fresh air, flower fragrance and a salt-water pool at the center. Hotel is just 5 minutes from the national museum, night market and pub streets and about 7 km drive from the airport and the Angkor UNESCO Heritage Site.

SANTI RESORT & SPA 

Mountains in the horizon with never ending rice fields at your doorstep and canals of lotus flowers, creeks and waterfalls stretch through the sprawling serene landscape of Santi Resort& Spa. The resort offers elegant designed rooms, bungalows and Suites – all with its own private balcony. The resort offers a free swimming pool, spa, steam sauna and gym-truly a place to unwind, rejuvenate.

VICTORIA CANTHO RESORT 

The only luxury hotel in the centre of the Mekong Delta, the four star Victoria Can Tho Resort blends colonial-style architecture with the natural beauty of the river. Close to Can Tho town, this quiet retreat lies on the banks of the Hau River, set amidst gardens with a plethora of exotic plants.

CARAVELLE HOTEL SAIGON

Features stylish French and Vietnamese architecture, an outdoor pool and non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi. the eco-friendly hotel also has a rooftop bar with live music performances.Only 160 metres from the famous Opera House and a 9-minute walk from Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and an 11-minute walk from Ben Thanh market.

IMPERIAL HOTEL HUE

One of the best hotel in Hue, a 16-storey building combined with the modern & classic elements, blends historically architectural details and earthy décor. The hotel is designed to offer an atmosphere of royalty and luxury, traditional and unique style with excellent facilities for all travelers on leisure and business.

PALM GARDEN BEACH RESORT & SPA 

Overlooking the Cua Dai Beach, Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa is the best charming upscale beachfront retreat in Hoi An. The resort offers a touch of Hoi An’s traditional architectural design combined with a taste of modern luxury.  It is a 5 minute to the center of the World Heritage Hoi An Ancient Town & 30-minute to Danang International Airport by car from the resort.

SHERATON HANOI HOTEL

Surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience. Complimentary shuttle bus with just a quick drive to historical Hanoi Old Quarter or dynamic shopping centers.

ROYAL WINGS CRUISES                        

This vessel combining traditional oriental value and completely different styles of luxury is the best choice to serve the upcoming travelers with the expectation of high-end facilities, professional services in Halong Bay, Vietnam. The cruise will bring you the most comfortable with a luxury cabin, restaurant, bars to give the passengers the best relaxing and enjoy all the interesting time onboard.

LUANG PRABANGVIEW HOTEL 

It boasts breathtaking with panoramic views of the countryside valley.  This truly magnificent hotel was restored to its original splendor and is easily among the best one can expect in this world Heritage City. Each category of the rooms represents a myriad of cultures and eras, an inner detailing in draperies, ceilings, teak wood floors and murals.

VICTORIA ANGKOR

Its design is inspired by the 1930’s colonial architecture. Located in the city center, in front of the “Royal Park” and completely immerged into its natural environment, our resort is few minutes away from the Old Market, 7km from the Siem Reap International Airport and 6km from the Angkor Temples.

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