Duration: 14 Days Departure: You choose Type: Private Car, Driver & Guide
Destinations: Hanoi Halong Bay- Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Siem Reap – Luang Prabang
Description: Indochina is one of the most wonderful plains of historic and religious heritages in Asia. With our Indochina Heritages Stopover Tour Package, we will bring you the best of Indochina, from the French colonial and solemn buildings in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, beautiful views in Halong Bay to the greatest Angkor Complex, and the ancient city Angkor Thom as well as the …
Local market – Luang Prabang, Laos
> Visiting Hanoi with solemnest buildings like Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
> Enjoying the beauty of Halong Bay, one of Seven Wonder of the World.
> Experience the Nguyen architectural style in Hue with Imperial Citadel and the Emperor Tombs.
> Lying on the long sandy beach of Hoi An and enjoy the cool of the sea.
> Walking around the old streets of Hoi An Town with poetic Perfume River.
> Exploring the most wonderful Hindu Complex, the Angkor with numerous unique Hindu monuments.
> Visiting Luang Prabang, the most famous tourist attraction in Laos with Buddhist temples of special styles.
Day 1: Hanoi
Activities: Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature and the Ethnology
Meal: Lunch, Dinner
Itinerary: You will be welcome at Noi Bai Airport and transferred to the Hanoi center. After a briefing, you will enjoy a city tour of Hanoi with the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which stores the body of the greatest leader of Vietnam and also the nation founder, then proceed to the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam where you can see recording of doctoral laureates of the Le and Mac Dynasties. If time permits, we can visit the Ethnology Museum where exhibits a huge collection of 54 ethnic minorities of Vietnam. This place is everything, from customs, traditional clothes, cultures, languages. In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner in a traditional local restaurant.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Activities: Visit Halong Bay with limestone caves and ethereal beauty.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Itinerary: In the morning, a car will take us to Halong Bay – one of world’s seven wonders, by passing the countryside of Vietnam. When arrive, you will join in an overnight cruise on a traditional junk. Enjoy the cool wind, the emerald water and the beauty of about 2,000 limestone caves and grottoes while seafood meals are being served. Taking part in interesting activities like swimming, kayaking, caves exploring or just lying on the sundeck and enjoys the light of the sun blending with wonderful views of Halong Bay.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hue
Activities: Continue enjoying the beauty of Halong Bay before back to Hanoi and transfer to Hue.
Itinerary: Continue exploring Halong Bay on your cruise. Travel through islets and islands with funny names and strange shapes. After brunch, we will come back to Hanoi for an onward flight to Hue.
Day 4: Hue Sightseeing Tour
Activities: Visit the Hue Citadel with the Imperial Citadel, Emperor Tombs and Perfume River.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Itinerary: Hue is the ancient capital of Vietnam under the reign of Nguyen’s dynasty which was the last feudal regime of Vietnam. A city tour of the Imperial Citadel will open your new day in Hue. The Imperial Citadel, built in 1805 and accomplished in 1832, is the main part of Hue Citadel with a thick surrounding wall and three- entrance gates. Inside the Citadel, you can see many buildings with the Chinese name plates and all of them were built to serve the king and his families. Then proceed to the Emperors Tombs of Nguyen Lords such as Khai Dinh and Tu Duc Tombs. End the day in the sunset on the Perfume River.
Day 5: Hue – Hoi An Sightseeing Tour
Activities: Visiting the Cham Museum then heading to Hoi An, stop at China Beach for relaxing, walking around the Old Town of Hoi An.
Walking around Hoi An Old Quarter
Itinerary: A morning drive will take you to Hoi An by passing the beautiful coastal road and Hai Van Pass. On the way, stop at Danang and China Beach. Enjoy the beach with coconut ranges, cool wind, and blue sea. Then visit the Cham Museum and experience the Cham custom, life and traditional festivals. In the afternoon, we will proceed to Hoi An which was once the busiest commercial port of Vietnam.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 6: Hoi An
Activities: Free at leisure
Itinerary: The day is free at your leisure.
Day 7: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing
Activities: Visit War Remnants Museum, the Reunification Palace, the Old Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral…
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Itinerary: After breakfast at hotel, you will be transferred to Danang Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Begin a half-day city tour of Ho Chi Minh City with the War Remnants Museum – a real and huge collection of the war evidences, the Reunification Palace – a historic place which witnessed the victorious moments of Vietnam forces, the Old Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral – the religious symbol of the Christian in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels Sightseeing
Activities: Explore Cu Chi Tunnels
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Itinerary: Cu Chi Tunnels was a masterpiece of the Vietnamese people during the Vietnam War. This tunnel is the hiding place for Vietnamese soldiers, help them escape the chase of the enemies and protect from bombs. Inside the tunnel, there are many traps made from bamboo and trap-doors which makes this place dangerous. Walk up the top of the tunnel, there is a place for military discussion and a practicing yard for soldiers. In late afternoon, we will back to the hotel and stay overnight.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta Sightseeing
Activities: Explore the Mekong River Delta with Tortoise Island in My Tho; Tan Thanh canal in Ben Tre. Experience the life of the local, learn many interesting and new things such as bee-keeping and coconut candy…
Itinerary: Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City and depart for My Tho, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields, stopping to see how the rice is cultivated and taking pictures of the rice farms in the Mekong River Delta. On arrival at My Tho, take a leisurely boat trip to Tortoise Island. Then disembark and go for a gentle stroll through the picturesque orchards and fruit garden. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch on the island, followed by a traditional cock fighting display. Then proceed to Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, return to the water for a relaxing rowing boat ride along a small canal, cruising in the shade of the water coconut trees. Learn about bee-keeping in the delta and sip a refreshing cup of honey tea to the accompaniment of traditional Vietnamese folk music. Afterward, travel the narrow rural road by horse and cart to visit the coconut candy mill to find out how this delicious confectionery is made and sample the finished product. In late afternoon, return by boat to My Tho and drive back to Saigon. The tour ends at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap Sightseeing
Activities: Arrive in Siem Reap, visit the Angkor Complex with Baphoun, the Terraces and Phnom Bakheng…
Itinerary: Morning flight will take you to Siem Reap. After check-in and freshen up, you will have a tour through the greatest Angkor Complex. Begin the journey in the Ancient City Angkor Thom. Visit Baphoun, the Terraces of the Elephants, the Terraces of the Leper King and other prominent sites. In the afternoon, visit Phnom Bakheng, a temple mountain dedicated to Shiva God in the 9th century and also is the perfect place for enjoying the sunset of Angkor. In late afternoon, we will leave Phnom Bakheng, back to hotel and stay overnight.
Day 11: Siem Reap Sightseeing
Activities: Visit Roluos Group
Itinerary: After breakfast, we will continue exploring the sites of Angkor with the Roluos Group. Just located 13 km east of Siem Reap, this site was once the capital of Hariharalaya, first capital of Khmer Empire in the north Tonle Sap. This group consists of four major temples: Bakong, Lolei, Preah Ko and Prasat Pre Monti. While Bakong is the first sandstone temple under the rule of Khmer Empire, Lolei is the last temple built as a part of Haruharalaya. Preah Ko, the first temple of Hariharalaya, was built in 9th century and dedicated to Shiva. And if time permits, you can visit Prasat Pre Monti, a ruin with three destroyed temples. Afternoon free at leisure.
Day 12: Siem Reap – Luang Prabang
Activities: Luang Prabang Sightseeing around
Itinerary: Depart for your flight to Luang Prabang, one of the three nations of Laos in the past after the collapsing of Lan Xang in the early 18th century. Nowadays, Luang Prabang is one of the tourist attractions in Laos with the combination of wooden Laotian style house and the European architectural style which was born after the French colonial days. Compare with other plains of temples in Southeastern Asia, the religious monuments in Luang Prabang have many differences. The temples and pagodas in Luang Prabang have its own special, with golden-roofed, decorated with mosaics and murals which describe the life of Buddha. The color of the temples is not too “gold” like Golden Pagoda in Yangon but also not dark like the temples of Angkor, just a harmonious color between yellow and orange. Beside, when you arrive in Luang Prabang, the cleanness and tidiness of this city will make you amazed.
Day 13: Luang Prabang Sightseeing
Activities: Explore Luang Prabang with Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Wisunalat, Pac Ou Caves and Ban Xang Hai…
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Itinerary: View morning Alms Ritual at a golden temple then embark on a day tour of Wat Xieng Thong, also known as the Temple of the Golden City – a Buddhist temple located in the north of the peninsula of Luang Prabang and its construction time lasts 400 years, the proceed to Wat Wisunalat, built in 1513, was one of the presence of the earliest architectural style in Laos (Lao Style 1). Afterward, take a trip to Pac Ou caves, filled with thousands of Buddha images. On the way visit Ban Xang Hai to learn about the traditional process of making local sticky rice alcohol. Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to Luang Prabang.
Day 14: Luang Prabang – Depart
Activities: Visit local market, the Royal Palace and Wat Mai before leaving
Itinerary: The last day in Luang Prabang, we will visit a local market where you can buy interesting things that only appear in Laos. Then proceed to Royal Palace, also known as Haw Kham, was built in 1904 during the French colonial days. It was the residence for the King Sisavang Vong. After his death, this palace has been turned into a museum. Leave Haw Kham, we will peek into Wat Mai, or Wat Mai Suwannaphumaham, a Buddhist template in Luang Prabang, is the largest and most richly decorated of the temples in Luang Prabang. In the afternoon, we will say good bye to Luang Prabang as well as Laos and Indochina. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight.
Price Inclusions (No Hidden Costs): Vietnam Visa Approval Letter Accommodations with daily breakfast Meals as mentioned in the itinerary Transport by private car with AC English speaking guides All indicated internal flights Water & tissues Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions
Price Exclusions: International flights Travel insurance Visa stamp fees Early check-in, late check-out surcharge Personal expenses Meals not mentioned Drinks not mentioned Tips & Gratitues