12 Days 11 Nights discovering Indochina is a wonderful experience for travellers, who loves exploring historical and ancient sites as well as untouched natural landscapes. You will be overwhelmed by spectacular nature and keen on disocvering centuries-old historical and cutural values in each country.

Overview
Day 1 Ho Chi Minh City arrival
Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City – full day Mekong Delta
Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City – free day at leisure
Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City – fly to Hanoi
Day 5 Hanoi full day city tour – water puppet show
Day 6 Hanoi – Ha long overnight on cruise
Day 7 Ha Long Bay on cruise
Day 8 Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
Day 9 Luang Prabang – Khuang Si water fall
Day 10 Luang Prabang – free day – fly to Siem Reap
Day 11 Siem Reap – Angkor Wat
Day 12 Siem Reap – Departure
Itinerary
Day 1
Day 1 : Ho Chi Minh – Arrival 

Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, meet our local English-Speaking tour guide and get transferred to hotel for check-in

The remainder of the day is free at leisure

Meal: None

Accommodation at hotel selected in Sai Gon

Day 2
Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta (B/L)

08:00hrs pick up at hotel and drive to Can Gio. Situated in the suburbs of Ho Chi Minh City, Can Gio Mangrove Forest is still an primitive land offering a wonderful biodiversity. Off the beating track, Can Gio is a good destination for one day trip to leave behind the bustling city and relax where the mangrove forest, beach & monkeys awaits you. There, you will find 80.000 hectares of mangroves and water coconut and hundreds of flora and fauna amazing species.

Upon arrival, you visit first the Museum of Vam Sat Swamps and explore the flora and fauna of mangrove swamps. You can observe monkeys swinging through the trees, storks and other typical local animals. You can also go for a ride in a sampan through the mangrove channels and enjoy fishing. It promises you to be an outstanding family trip. The trip finishes at around 17:00hrs at your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel, lunch at restaurant

Accommodation at selected hotel in Sai Gon

Day 3
Day 3 : Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Breakfast at hotel

Full day free at leisure

Optional Tours 1:  Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City 

Meet our tour guide at your hotel and start our visit by vehicle to Cu Chi Tunnels, a must-see destination in Southern Vietnam. These Underground tunnels in Cu Chi have been known during the Vietnamese – American war. Visiting to the tunnel system is stretching over 200km and consists of three levels in depth (from 8 to 12 meters) will give you an introduction about a period of Vietnamese history and what materials that the Vietnamese people used to dig such a long tunnel system and how the local people use these tunnels during the war. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels. To have more “thrilling” experience, you can even test your shooting skills on original AK47s and other types of gun from past war times (subject to a surcharge).

Drive back to city for a lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, we spend time to discover Saigon city including the bustling Cholon (Chinatown), where we can visit to Thien Hau pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas of the Chinese in the area. Next stop would be Sai Gon Square and Vincom Center. Round up our day with exciting shopping experience in colourful Ben Thanh market, the largest market of Saigon

 

Optional Tours 2:  Full day shopping 

Meet our tour guide at your hotel and start our visit by vehicle to Saigon Square Centre– is one of the biggest indoor markets in Saigon where you can find a wide range of products for very affordable price. This market is popular among both locals and tourists as it shelters a variety of shopping corners with not only needed, but also desirable products. Then you will take time to visit Crescent Mall, one of the most modern shopping mall of Singapore.

In the afternoon, you will go to Vincom Center,  which sells from fresh produce to seafood, poultry, dairy, frozen/ canned/ processed food, bakery, toiletries, household items, and even toys, clothes and stationeries. Then move to Russian Market or Ben Thanh Market to shopping.

 Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Sai Gon

Day 4
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Day 5
Day 5 : Hanoi - Full Day City Tour - Water Puppet Show (B/L)

Hanoi is a charming and fascinating capital. It is also a very attractive city with French-style architecture.  Spending one day to wander around the charming Hanoi city, exploring its perfect blend of western and oriental charms

Morning, visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mondays and Fridays), his personal residence, the One Pillar Pagoda. Then, visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, you will be also introduced the art of wood carving and bronze casting in Vietnam in the 19th century.

In the afternoon, we continue with Ethnology Museum, where we can find a wide range of displayed items belong to 54 ethnic minorities of Vietnam. Almost the most outstanding characteristics as well as cultural patterns of Vietnamese minorities are shown there

Leaving behind the museum and you will take time to visit and shop in the Old Quarter.

Then you will watch Water Puppet Show – a Vietnamese traditional art, dating back from 11th century

Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant

Accommodation at selected hotel in Hanoi

Day 6
Day 6: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Overnight on cruise (B/L/D)

12:00                 Arrival in Tuan Chau Island

12:45                 Transfer to La Vela Pontoon

13:00                 Welcome drinks, cruise information and check-in

13:15 – 14:45     Lunch is served at the restaurant

15:00                 Visit Sung Sot Cave (1 hour)

16:00 – 17:00     Afternoon tea on the sundeck, you can enjoy Spa Treatment (on your account)

Kayaking option in Luon cave

17:10                 Cooking demonstration on the sundeck

17:45 – 18:45     Happy Hour on the sundeck *

19:15                 Dinner is served at the restaurant

21:00                 Relax and enjoy Squid fishing

Meals: Lunch onboard, dinner onboard

Accommodation at onboard of a selected cruise

Day 7
Day 7: Ha Long Bay - Overnight on cruise (B/L/D)

06:30                 Tai Chi on the sundeck

07:00 – 08:30      Coffee & tea with freshly baked pastries

Breakfast at the restaurant

08:45                 Transfer to day boat

09:00                 Ti Top Island (1 hour)

10:15                 Explore Tung Sau Pearl Farm with kayaking option

12:00                 Lunch at the restaurant

14:00                 Cua Van Fishing Village

15:30                  Return to La Vela Cruise

17:15                 cooking demonstration on the sundeck

17:45 – 18:45      Happy Hour on the sundeck *

19:15                 Dinner is served at the restaurant

21:00 Happy Hour on the sundeck/ Enjoy a spa treatment (on your account)

Board games & darts/ Squid fishing

Meals: Breakfast onboard, Lunch onboard, dinner onboard

Accommodation at onboard of a selected cruise 

Day 8
Day 8 : Ha Long Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Luang Prabang (B/Brunch)

06:30                   Tai Chi on the sundeck

07:00                   Coffee & tea with freshly baked pastries

08:45 – 09:15        Bill settlement and check out

09:00                    Breakfast at the restaurant

10:10                   Traditional Vietnamese Tea Ceremony

10:45                  Return to Tuan Chau Marina and return to Hanoi and take the flight to Luang Prabang at 6:30 PM, up on arrival you will be transferred to hotel for check in. The rest of time is free time at leisure

Meal: Breakfast on board,

Accommodation at selected hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 9
Day 9: Luang Prabang - Khouang Si Waterfall (B/L)

After breakfast we begin our journey to Khouangsi Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning Phousi Market, this where all the locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping.  You will see a variety of local foodstuffs and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos.

On arrival at the Khouangsi Waterfall you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary.

Returning to Luang Prabang your afternoon and then you will climb to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and enjoy the panoramic view of city as well as the sunset over the Mekong River.

The rest of time is your free time at leisure.

Meal: Breakfast on board, lunch at restaurant

Accommodation at selected hotel in Luang Prabang

Day 10
Day 10: Luang Prabang - Free Day - Flight to Siem Reap (B)

Breakfast at hotel

You are free until departure flight to Siem Reap. Up on arrival in Siem Reap you will be picked up and transferred hotel. The rest of time is your free time at leisure.

Optional tours 1: Luang Prabang – half day Elephant riding 

This morning, Pick up by our English speaking guide from your hotel lobby

Arrival at the Elephant Village Camp. Welcome greeting by your guide and participate in a short briefing about elephants. Enjoy the impressive experience of a 1 km bareback elephant ride! 1person per elephant. Boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall: Ride in a traditional Lao long boat to the Tad Sae Waterfall and relax or swim in the clear water (swim suit recommended!)

Lunch: Dine at our Elephant Camp restaurant.  Buffet lunch served with coffee / tea and drinking water (vegetarian options are available). Tour finish around 13:00 PM

Optional tours 2: Luang Prabang –Pak Ou Caves 

This morning, we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years.

Returning to Luang Prabang we disembark our boat and have the option of taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving or returning to the hotel for free time to relax.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Siem Reap

Day 11
Day 11: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Ta Prohm - Angkor Wat (B/L/D)

In the morning after having breakfast we will exploration of the temples. Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate where giant carvings of gods and demons flank each side of the entrance. Inside this great city, explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity that exudes from the stone face carvings of the Bayon and temple walls covered in emerald-green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all, Ta Prohm. Lunch will serve at local restaurant

Afternoon you will take time to explore to Angkor Wat, an architectural and artistic masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire. Sunset at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup paints the temple in an orange hue. We having dinner tonight will be accompanied with classical Apsara dancers depicting scenes from Khmer mythology.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant

Accommodation at selected hotel in Siem Reap

Day 12
Day 12: Siem Reap - Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel

Free until transfer to Siem Reap International airport for departure.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

End of services

Price & Bookings

HOTEL LIST 4*

Destination Hotel name Room category No of night
Sai Gon Bay City Hotel or similar Superior room 03
Hanoi Lacasa hotel or similar Superior room 02
Ha Long Bay Lave la Classic or similar Deluxe room 01
Siem Reap Saem Siem Reap Hotel or similar Deluxe room 02
Luang Prabang Villa Santi resort or similar Riverside  room 02

 

HOTEL LIST 5*

Destination Hotel name Room category No of night
Sai Gon Sheraton Sai Gon similar Deluxe room 03
Hanoi Sheraton Hanoi or similar Superior room 02
Ha Long Bay Alisa Cruise or similar Deluxe room 01
Siem Reap Saem Siem Reap Hotel or similar Deluxe room 02
Luang Prabang Villa Santi resort or similar Riverside  room 02
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