Far East Discovery 22 Days
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Itinerary

Showcase the bests of all the bests in Indochina travel, this trip will bring you to the lands of myths, warm-hearted people, long preserved cultures and the best fuses of Asian food have to offer. It varies from the magnificent temples in Cambodia then to explore the beauty and dynamic Vietnam before unveiling the charms of Laos. No doubt, this 3 weeks trip to Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, with its good pacing and highlights captured, will always be the best picked Indochina tours.

  • Get lost in the legendary of Angkor world with many awesome ancient temples and sculptures
  • Venture the killing filed and to recall the hard days at the dark history of Khmer people
  • A glimpse of Ho Chi Minh city – the pearl of the Far East and surprised with the complicated tunnel networks at Cu Chi during the Vietnam War
  • Explore the local life and people of Mekong in style with many hands-on experiences
  • Indulge yourself and relax on the pristine beach of Phu Quoc island
  • Feel the charm in the amazing but reminiscent Hoi An town has to offer.
  • Admire the history and ancient construction of Hue aged old capital, dating back by the 18th century.
  • Immerse yourself with the charm but hustle atmosphere of Hanoi.
  • See the magnificent Halong Bay, together with an overnight experience on board a cruise
  • Explore the hidden beauty of Laos in the most charming city of Asia called Luang Prabang

Day 01: SIEMREAP ARRIVAL

Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Free time at leisure or get a tuk tuk orientation ride around the town. Dinner at local restaurant & accommodation at your hotel in Siem Reap.

Meal: Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

tuktuk_breakfast in siem reap

Day 02: SIEMREAP

The sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with colums, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Beng-Mealea-&-Monks

Day 03: SIEMREAP

Breakfast at hotel, then visit the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm which is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. Afternoon, drive to Choueng Kneas village, where you will take the boat to visit the way of life Cambodian poor people along with schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more floating on the great lake of Tonle sap. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Visit-Angkor-Wat

Day 04: SIEMREAP - PHNOM PENH

Breakfast at hotel, heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. This afternoon, you will be transfer to Phnom Penh via a short flight. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel check in. The same afternoon in Phnom Penh, we will visit Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh’s name sake and we will take one hour cruise before the sunset. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

well preserved temple of Banteay Srei

Day 05: PHNOM PENH - HO CHI MINH CITY

Breakfast at the hotel – we will start our visit to the Royal Palace. The Palace was opened in 1870 under King Norodom, and now contains the Royal Residence, the Throne Hall, the Silver Pagoda, and other buildings. The Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) is one of the city’s most visited sites and offers a display of priceless Buddhist and historical objects. The Pagoda draws its name with more than 5,000 silver tiles, which cover a floor in the temple. The building serves less as a functioning shrine, no monks currently reside here, than a repository of cultural treasures such as the famous Emerald Buddha and many other valuable statues. We will then visit to Toul Sleng museum (S-21) and the killing field of Choueng Ek, which is about 35kim away from the city. Transfer out to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. You are welcome and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Phnom-Penh-tour

Day 06: HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNELS

Morning explore the complicated network of underground tunnels in Cu Chi, which were used by the V.C and guerilla fighters during Vietnam war. Back to city centre and enjoy half-day orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City including The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Hall, War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in HCMC.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

explore-Cu-Chi-tunnel

Day 07: HO CHI MINH CITY / MEKONG DELTA

Discover the lush beauty of the Mekong Delta as you wind your way down the narrow canals on a sampan that glides along fruit orchards, paddy fields and sleepy villages; visit a floating market, where vendors display the delta’s bounty of fruits and vegetables on their boats. However, busy selling and buying, they will never forget to throw you happy smiles and wave at you. Overnight in Can Tho.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Floating market in Mekong Delta

Day 08: MEKONG DELTA - PHU QUOC ISLAND

Early bird today to the boat quay and get a 40 minute boat ride to welcome the sunrise, and to get to the most famous floating market of Cairang. This is an incredible chance to experience the life and daily business of Mekong merchants on the water. Every kinds of fruits, vegetable are all available for sales. Transfer to Can Tho Airport for a short flight to Phu Quoc Island. Shuttle bus of hotel will pick you up at airport, check in and overnight in Phu Quoc.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Mekong-Delta

Day 09: PHU QUOC ISLAND

Free for your own leisure to explore the emerald beach. End of services

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

PhuQuoc-island

Day 10: PHU QUOC ISLAND

Free for your own leisure.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

Enjoy Seafood in Phu Quoc

Day 11: PHU QUOC – HCMC – DANANG – HOI AN

Today we transfer to airport for flight to HCMC, then connecting flight to Danang. You are welcome by our driver and transfer to Hoi An – the old port town with rich culture. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

best-of-hoi-an-vietnam

Day 12: HOI AN

A half day wandering through the picturesque streets of this 16th century trading port, where the buildings remind us of its Chinese, Japanese, French and Vietnamese architectural styles; visit the Chinese Embassy Halls, Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, ancient Tan Ky House and a walk into the central Hoian market. The afternoon will be free time for shopping or relax. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

hoi-an-river-at-night

Day 13: HOI AN – HUE

After a rewarding drive through the scenic Ocean Clouds Mountain Pass (Hai Van pass) with a stop in Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Danang, you will arrive to Hue – the ancient city. Check in hotel and leisure time. Afternoon visit to the famous Citadel followed by a royal style dinner to show off the nice and sophisticated cuisine of Hue. Overnight at your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Travel-to-Hue-from-Hanoi

Day 14: HUE CITY

Morning to embark the cruise on the Huong River, stop at Dong Ba Market and buy necessary food for a cooking class with our chef. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda – the symbol of Hue City and back to the boat for a scenic cruise to Thuy Bieu village. Arrive on Thuy Bieu and visit the garden house, ancient ancestral temples, an incense making family to discover the daily life of local people. Come back to Thuy Bieu restaurant for a cooking class where you will prepare lunch by yourself. After lunch, relax with a short herbal foot bath and massage. The rest of the day visit Tu Duc tomb and stop for photo shooting at the incense making village. Back to hotel and overnight in Hue.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking Guide

Descover Hue

Day 15: HUE – HANOI

After breakfast and check out hotel, say goodbye to Hue and take a flight to Hanoi. Welcome by local driver take you to your hotel. Have restful night in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: None

Hanoi-day-tour

Day 16: HANOI CITY

The full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century; learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda. the Visit the famous Ethnology Museum. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, The guild streets were named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays; and then join in an unique water puppet show that features the Viet folklores and culture. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking Guide

One-pillar-pagoda-hanoi-vietnam

Day 17: HANOI - HALONG

At 0800, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay and board a boat, enjoying lunch while cruise through the bay. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you will enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner onshore. Afterwards, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the night.

Meal: Meals Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide onboard

Halong Bay Cruise

Day 18: HALONG / HANOI

You will start the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. You will then have free time to enjoy the Hanoi from the late afternoon till the nightlife and staying overnight in your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide onboard

Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay

Day 19: HANOI - LUANG PRABANG

Enjoy the morning in Hanoi before transfer to airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Pick up and transfer to hotel. You will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai; then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we visit the Night Market, where you can browse through a lovely selection of handmade textiles. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Shopping-in-Hanoi

Day 20: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU – KHOUANGSI WATERFALL

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving to saffron-clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in colored glass. You will then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside to Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. The cruise also includes stops at a few villages during the day, including Ban Xanghai where local rice wine is made. After lunch, continue our excursion towards Khouangsi Waterfall, once at the falls you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. Return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xang Khong, a village well known for silk hand weaving and making traditional Saa Paper. Enjoy sunset at Wat Phabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking Guide


Day 21: LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT RIDING AND EASY TREKKING

Elephant and easy hiking tour to Khmu village (Walking time total 3 hours, in dry season Tad Sae waterfall is not watering) After arriving at the Lao Spirit Resort you will get to see the protected elephants at the “Elephant Park Project” along the Nam Khan riverbanks. Enjoy a 1 hr. elephant ride and then take a short and easy hiking tour in the Fair Trek project area where villages profit directly from your visit. Depending on available time, your Lao style lunch will be served at Ban Houay Fai and return to the Tad Sae waterfall, taking a boat ride back to the Resort. Return to Luang Prabang by car. Overnight in Luang Prabang .

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Travel-to-laos
Travel to Laos

Day 22: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE

Start our last day with a visit to The National Museum (closed Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. You also will see the Central Market. After visiting these sights in the morning, there will be free time to venture into town and stroll around the shopping areas. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure. End of service.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Flash-pic-monks

Pricing

 

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2018 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $3,409 $3,169 $2,929 $2,839 $850
Deluxe $3,839 $3,589 $3,355 $3,279 $1,290
Luxury $4,820 $4,579 $4,350 $4,269 $2,295

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities Hotel Category
Superior (3*) Deluxe (4*) Luxury (5*)
Hanoi Essence Hanoi
Deluxe room
The Lapis
Deluxe room
Pan Pacific
Deluxe room
Halong Bay Swan Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Huong Hai Sealife Cruise
Suite cabin
Dragon Legend
Deluxe cabin
Hue Alba Spa Boutique
Superior room
Eldora
Panoramic room
Indochine Palace
Deluxe room
Hoi An Vinh Hung Emerald
Deluxe Pool View room
Vinh Hung Riverside
Superior room
Palm Garden
Deluxe Garden View room
Ho Chi Minh Sanouva Saigon
Deluxe room
Liberty City Point
Deluxe room
Rex
Suite room
Can Tho Anh Dao
Deluxe room
Vinpearl Can Tho
Deluxe City View room
Victoria Can Tho
Superior room
Phu Quoc Daisy Resort
Superior Garden room
Novotel Resort
Deluxe Garden room
The Shell Resort
Deluxe room
Phnom Penh King Grand
Deluxe room
La Rose Boutique
Deluxe room
Sofitel
Superior room
Siemreap Saem Siem Reap
Deluxe room
Tara Angkor
Superior room
Victoria
Superior room
Luang Prabang Le Sen Boutique
Deluxe room
Villa Santi
Deluxe room
Maison Souvannaphoum
Garden Room

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English speaking guide (we do not use tour guide on airport transfers)
  • Flights Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia as per itinerary
  • Boat trips as itinerary
  • Meals as indicated including Royal dinner in Hue
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa (Single entry)
  • Services charges and government tax

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • International flights to Vietnam and From Luang Prabang
  • Departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Surcharge for Peak Season
  • Vietnam visa stamping fees, Laos & Cambodia visa
  • Others not mentioned above

Note:
* Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm

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