19 DAYS OF VIETNAM, CAMBODIA AND LAOS TOURS

  • Duration:19 days
  • Destinations: Sai Gon-Mekong-Cu Chi tunnels-Pnompenh-Siem Reap-Hoian-Hanoi-Halong bay-Vientiene-Vang Vieng-Luang Prabang
3.850 USD

Discover the beauty and the magic of Southeast Asia through the splendor of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. You’ll learn the art of regional cuisine, the basics of Tai Chi, and also traverse the Cambodian countryside. Our tour of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos offers a unique experience in a very special part of the world.

19 DAYS

DAY 1: HCMC ARRIVAL - PICK UP - CHECK IN HOTEL IN HCMC (MEAL: NO)

Ben Thanh Market

Pickup from the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer the hotel. stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 2: HCMC - MEKONG DELTA - CAI BE FLOATING MARKET - VINH LONG TOUR (MEAL: B / L)

Cai be floating market

8:00 Picking up from hotel/stay.

08:15 Starting drive to Cai Be. Short time to take photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields.

10:30 Start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be Floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some handmade family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn.

Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature.

Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden, in Vinh Long. Head home to Ho Chi Minh City.

18:30 Arrive in your hotel.

DAY 3: HCMC - CU CHI TUNNEL TOUR (MEAL: B / L)

Cu Chi Tunnel

08:30 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.

12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant

13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City

14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 4: HCMC - BUS TO PHNOM PENH - CAMBODIA - CHECK IN HOTEL (MEAL: B)

Phnom Penh

Bus start at 7.00 am and drive to Moc Bai border gate to enter Cambodia (bus time 6 – 7 hours). You will get visa on arrival with the help of bus crew (on request) for you to pass Cambodia. Bus station pick up and check in hotel in Phnom Penh - King Grand Boutique Hotel.

DAY 5: PHNOM PENH - KILLING FIELDS CHOEUNG EK - RUSSIAN MARKET (MEAL: B / L)

Killing Field

Private tour: Visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious 'Killing Fields' of Choeung Ek, which will give us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant. We will have time this afternoon to explore Psar Toul Tom Pong, also called the “Russian Market", where anything and everything is for sales. Later this afternoon, we will take one hour boat cruise on the Mekong river. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

DAY 6: PHNOM PENH - FLIGHT TO SEAM REAP - CHECK IN HOTEL (MEAL: B)

Siem Reap

Airport transfer by private car to take a short flight to Siem Reap. Private Airport pick up and chick in hotel in Siem Reap - Motherhome Inn Hotel or Prum Bayon Hotel.

DAY 7: SIEAM REAP - ANGKOR THOM - ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE (MEAL: B / L)

Angkor Wat

Private tour: After breakfast, proceed to Angkor Thom Area (Angkor Thom Temple South Gate, Bayon Temple, Baphuon Temple, Phimean Akas Temple, Elephants Terrace & Leper King Terrace, Royal Palace, Woman and Man Pond) Proceed to visit Ta-Prom Temple, After lunch, continue your journey to Angkor Wat Temple - one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, built in between the 9th - 13th century, Before you end the tour, make a visit to Bakheng Hill for its beautiful sunset.

Overnight at Motherhome Inn Hotel or Prum Bayon Hotel

DAY 8: SIEAM REAP -  TONLE SAP BOAT TRIP - ANGKOR SILK FARM (MEAL: B / L)

Tonle Sap Life

Private tour: After breakfast, proceed to the Tonle Sap Boat Trip (Floating Village) and Les Artisan D' Angkor (Art School), a full-service crafts organization with an ambitious program which includes Les Chantiers Ecoles, an educational centre that trains rural young people in the traditional skills of stone carving, woodcarving, lacquer and silk weaving, After lunch, proceed to Angkor Silk Farm, Enjoy a traditional Khmer massage for 1 hour and proceed for a tour to the local market.

Overnight at Motherhome Inn Hotel or Prum Bayon Hotel

DAY 9: FLIGHT TO DA NANG - CHECK IN HOTEL IN HOI AN TOWN (MEAL: B)

Hoi An

Free time till airport transfer for a flight to Da Nang (Vietnam).

We will pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Check in hotel in the ancient town and relaxing.

DAY 10: HOI AN -  MY SON TOUR (MEAL: B / L)

My Son

08:00 Our guide will come to meet you at your hotel and then drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 40 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Have lunch in the local restaurant. Finish tour at your hotel.

DAY 11: HOI AN FREE AND EASY (MEAL: B)

Hoi An Walking

This day you are free to visit Hoi An town with a tea on the old house or discover the daily life of the farmers (on the vegatable farm or fishing village along the River….) around the area. If you do not want, you can move to the beach for totally relaxing.

DAY 12: FLIGHT TO HANOI - AIRPORT PICK UP - CHECK IN HOTEL IN HANOI (MEAL: B)

Hoan Kiem Lake

Fly from Da nang Airport to Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi).

Pick up the airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.

Note: Check in time is 13:00 P.M.

Our people will greet and brief all informationa round the trip.

DAY 13: HANOI - HA LONG BAY - ALOVA GOLD CRUISES (MEAL: B / L / D)

Halong Bay

Ready for this unique experience then board Alova Gold Cruise, for 2 days & 1 night exploring the breathtaking and peaceful view of Halong bay. Start cruising and enjoy our special feast of Vietnamese dishes while the cruise slowly slide on the romantic waves of Halong Bay. Relax on the sundeck or take part in our activities as kayaking, swimming, visiting Sung Sot cave and Ti Top Island, cooking class. With Alova Gold Cruises excellent service in hospitality you will feel home

08:00: Picking up guests from hotel/stay

08:30 Starting to drive to Ha Long Bay

10:30 Stopping over to stretch the legs on the way

12:30 Arriving in Ha Long Bay harbor

12:45 Boarding Alova Gold Cruise & welcome drink

13:00 Safety briefing & check in cabin

13:30 Lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine

15:00 Kayaking or relaxing

16:30 Visit Titop Island or swimming

18:00 Cooking class

19:30 Dinner with Vietnamese Cuisine. Enjoying a romantic night at bar or doing squid fishing.

DAY 14: HALONG BAY - HANOI - CHECK IN HOTEL IN HANOI (MEAL: B / L)

Kayaking Halong Bay

07:00 Wake up call

07:30 Captain Breakfast

08:15 Visiting Sung Sot cave (Surprising Cave)

09:30 Check out cabin

10:30 Flower Carving Class

11:00 Time to say good bye to our crew

11:30 Lunch with Vietnamese Cuisine at the restaurant in the harbor.

12:30 Let’s get on shuttle bus to go back to Hanoi

14:00 Short stop to stretch the legs

16:30 Back to hotel in Hanoi. Recheckin hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 15: FLIGHT TO VIENTIANE (LAOS) - CHECK IN HOTEL IN VIENTIANE (MEAL: B)

Vientiane

Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. On arrival, you will be transferred to the centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is your free time at leisure.

Overnight in Vientiane

DAY 16: VIENTIANE CITY TOUR - VANG VIENG (MEAL: B / L)

Vang Vieng

Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. Today, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Enroute to Lao’s national icon, the precious and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.

In the afternoon, we leave the capital early for our journey northbound to Vang Vieng; we will see some breathtaking scenery enroute as we pass through spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region. We reach our final destination Vang Vieng, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery with limestone outcrops remains unspoiled, despite recent developments with the advent of tourism. After checking into your hotel you are at your own leisure.

Overnight in Vang Vieng

DAY 17: VANG VIENG -  LUANG PRABANG (MEAL: B / L)

Monk in Luang Prabang

In the morning, we cross Nam Song River to visit the most famous tourist spot in Vang Vieng, the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different local lifestyles. We then start our expedition up route 13 north to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang that is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The roads are well paved along the way for a smooth journey; we pass some stunning landscape scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill villages, we take a few photo stops at some small hill tribe village enroute. Each hill tribe village in Laos has a different feel, some are more prosperous than others but all have plenty of life. The Muang Xieng Nguen village is our next stop and we spend a short amount of time observing the local lifestyle prior to reaching Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 18: LUANG PRABANG - ELEPHANT RIDING (B / L)

Elephant Riding

ABF, your car and guide will take you to Elephant Village. On arrival, you will be welcome and greeting by the Camp Manager and participate in short briefing. After enjoying the impressive experience of approx. 30 minute elephant ride on the Howdah (Elephant seat).; you will then take a return boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall and spend some time in the clear water. Your lunch will be provided at the Elephant Village Restaurant (Buffet lunch served with Coffee or Tea and drinking water). You will be returned to your hotel at 1 or 2 PM. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 19: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE (MEAL: B)

After breakfast, Check out hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight home. tour ends.

Note:

B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner

19 DAYS

Public Price: 3850 USD/person in twin sharing room

- Single supplement: 1450 USD/person

Include:

17 nights hotel accommodation 3 star

1 night on Halong bay Cruise

Flight ticket from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Flight ticket from Siem Reap to Da Nang

Flight ticket from Da Nang to Hanoi

Flight ticket from Hanoi to Vientiane

Bus tickets from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

Private airport transfers in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

Private Car from Vientiane to Luang Prabang

Mekong delta Cai Be floating market tour (Group tour)

Cu Chi Tunnel tour (Group tour)

The Killing field tour – Russian market (Private tour)

Angkor Temples tour (Private tour)

Ton le sap Lake tour (Private tour)

My son Sanctuary tour (Group tour)

Halong bay overnight on junk (Group tour)

Vientian - Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang tour (Private tour)

Luang Prabang Elephant ride (Group tour)

Entrance fee to the sites mentioned

Kayaking in Halong bay

Boat trip in Mekong Delta and Ton Le Sap Lake

Cooking class in Halong bay

Meals as mentioned

Tax

Hotel list (the first priority):

Hotel in Hanoi (02 nights)

Name Noble Boutique Hotel or similar hotel

Add No 98, Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hoan Kiem District - Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

Room type Deluxe room

Hotel in Ha Long(1 night)

Name Alova Gold Cruises

Add Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, Halong / Bai Chay, Halong, Vietnam

Room type Deluxe room

Hotel in Hoi An (03 nights)

Name Vinh Hung 3 hotel or similar hotel

Add 96 Ba Trieu St., Hoi An Ancient Town, Quang Nam

Room type Superior room

Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (03 nights)

Name Silverland Central Hotel or similar hotel

Add 14-16 Le Lai St, Ben Thanh Ward, Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam

Room type Superior room

Hotel in Phnom Penh (2 nights)

Name King Grand Boutique Hotel or similar hotel

Add #No 18, Street 258, Sangkat Chat Tomuk, Khan Daun Penh, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Room type Superior room

Hotel in Siem Reap (3 nights)

Name Claremont Angkor Boutique Hotel or similar hotel

Add 0017 Phum Wat Bo, Sala Kamreuok,, Siem Reap Central Area, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Room type Superior room

Hotel in Vientiane (1 night)

Name Beau Rivage Mekong or similar hotel

Add Fa Ngum Road, Ban Sythane Neua, P.O. Box 9015, Riverfront, Vientiane, Laos

Room type Superior room

Hotel in Vang Vieng (1 night)

Name Inthira Vang Vieng or similar hotel

Add Savang Village, Vang Vieng City Center, Vang Vieng, Laos

Room type Deluxe room

Hotel in Luang Prabang (2 nights)

Name My Dream Resort or similar hotel

Add Ban Mougga village, Mougaga Street, Nam Khan River, Luang Prabang, Laos

Room type Classic room

NOTES:

- Price is for 1 person in twin or double sharing.

- All flight tickets are with 20 kg luggages.

- Itinerary is subject to change depending on bad weather conditions.

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