Indochina Tour in depth

Indochina Tour in Depth – 26 days – From $1,643

Indochina Tour in depth offers you to deeply explore Indochina peninsular including Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos is the best way for travelers who have much time and love discovery this Indochinese Peninsula. Start in Siem Reap, Cambodia and end in Luang Prabang, Laos is also the greatest way to travel with crossing border by boat from Cambodia to Vietnam on Mekong river delta.

26 days/ 25 nights: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Mui Ne – Nha Trang – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

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Tour name: Indochina Tour in depth
Type of trip: Private trip
Trip Duration: 26 Days
Starting: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Finishing: Luang Prabang, Laos
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Destinations: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Mui Ne – Nha Trang – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

Flexibility: Indochina Tour in depth itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.

Brief Itinerary:

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat

Day 3: Siem Reap Tonle Sap Lake, Birds & Villages

Day 4: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Sunset Cruise

Day 5: Phnom Penh – Full Day City Tour – Killing Field

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville

Day 7: Sihanoukville

Day 8: Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh City

Day 9: Mekong Delta day cruise

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels & city tour – full day

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Mui Ne

Day 12: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh City – Flight to Nha Trang

Day 13: Nha Trang full day city tour

Day 14: Nha Trang – Fly to Danang – Hoi An Walking tour

Day 15: Hoi An cooking class at Red Bridge

Day 16: Hoi An – Hue

Day 17: Hue full day tour

Day 18: Hue – flight to Hanoi

Day 19: Hanoi Full Day City Tour

Day 20: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Day 21: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Day 22: Hanoi – Flight to Vientiane – City tour

Day 23: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Tham Chang cave

Day 24: Drive Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang

Day 25: Luang Prabang cycling City tour – Kuangsi water fall

Day 26: Luang Prabang departure

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Flexibility: Indochina Tour in depth itinerary can be modified to suit your interests, budget as well as your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.

Tailor-Made Journey: This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of the trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.

Commitment to Excellence: We enjoys excellent relationships with all of the highly regarded hotels and finest properties in our destinations as well as with service suppliers so that we are able to negotiate the most attractive prices for our clients, which enables us to provide exclusive holidays and affordable special offers. We create one-of-a-kind vacations for groups and individuals. We love our destinations and do our best to make sure that our customers feel the same way. Our job is to make sure that everyone gets the right balance of comfort and excitement to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival

Welcome to Cambodia! Welcome to join Indochina Tour in depth.

You are met by your guide and transferred from the airport to your hotel.

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B, L)

Today, Indochina Tour in depth offers you to experience Angkor Complex.

After breakfast, you’ll be driven to the South Gate of Angkor Thom to begin your exploration of the centerpiece of this ancient city, the Bayon. The Bayon encloses 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatic, smiling stone faces. The morning tour also visits the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings, as well as the famous Ta Prohm Temple.
Afterwards, enjoy a relaxed lunch in Siem Reap before heading to the famous Angkor Wat-best preserved of all the Angkor temples. Explore this huge architectural wonder at your leisure before visiting either Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup temple to watch the sunset.

Day 3: Siem Reap Tonle Sap Lake, Birds & Villages (B, L)
Today, Indochina Tour in depth offers you to experience Tonle Sap Lake and local people life. The day begins with an early drive to the Tonle Sap Lake (pick up at 05:30am). Breakfast is served onboard during a 1 ½ hour expedition across the lake and its mangrove forest. The guide will describe the ecosystem and habitats of the local flora and fauna. After registration at the environmental station, climb aboard a local boat to glide through the waterways into the bird sanctuary. The rest of the morning is dedicated to bird watching along the waterways, the lakeshore, and from the top of the watching towers, where local rangers guard the colonies.
A local lunch of fresh fish will be cooked for you by the villagers. Depending on the season, you will dine in either the village or the mangrove forest.
After lunch, visit Tonle Sap’s famous floating villages by community paddle boat. Discover distinctive aspects of village life – crocodile farming, fish farming, traditional medicine, shopping, spirit houses and schools. Learn about the local Osmose project, raising environmental awareness through the environmental education school, floating gardens and water hyacinth handicraft workshop.

The tour returns to the hotel in Siem Reap at 17:00pm or 18:00pm, depending on season.

Note: The paddleboat visit of the village is not available at certain times of the year, when the water level is too low and/or the weather is too hot.

Day 4: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B)
Free time at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh, upon arrival in Phnom Penh, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy a quiet sunset overlooking the Royal Palace and Phnom Penh.

Day 5: Phnom Penh – Full Day City Tour – Killing Field (B, L)
Today, Indochina Tour in depth offers you to experience Phnom Penh and well-known Killing Fields. Our guide will show you all the highlights of this bustling, vibrant city, including the fascinating Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum. You can climb the hill to Wat Phnom, the city’s main temple, where you’ll find throngs of worshippers and troops of monkeys. In the afternoon, you can visit the sobering and poignant Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, which documents the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge against the Cambodian people. Tour ends with a visit to Choeung Ek or the “Killing Fields”, where over 17,000 people were murdered and buried in mass graves by the Khmer Rouge.

Day 6: Phnom Penh – Sihanoukville (B)
Indochina Tour in depth let you to escape from bustling city and touristic sites to drive to Sihanouk Ville on the south coast (4-5 hours by car). The rest of the day is free. Relax on the beach or explore the town and local markets. Sihanoukville is a popular beach spot for tourists and Phnom Penh locals alike. Diving and sailing are available, or you can venture further afield on day trips to Koh Tang island, Kampot and Kep. In the evenings, there are beach parties and bars in town. Delicious local seafood dishes are sure to make a holiday here memorable.

Day 7: Sihanoukville (B)
Day at leisure for own arrangements

Day 8: Sihanoukville – Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh City (B)
This day is free for you to enjoy the beach, until transferring to the Phnom Penh airport. You are met by your guide and transferred from the airport to your hotel.

Day 9: Mekong Delta day cruise (B, L)
Today, Indochina Tour in depth offers you to experience Mekong Delta life style. You will be picked up from your hotel at about 8am and travel by road (approx. 2 hours) from Ho Chi Minh City to embark a local boat at Ben Tre, from where the cruise visits a local coconut processing enterprise where this vital fruit is treated in the age-old way to separate oil, flesh and husk to be used variously in coconut oil, coconut matting and coconut candy.

After a further short journey through winding arroyos by local boat, take a short walking tour in the relaxing creek side setting of a local village and see traditional mat weaving by hand in a friendly local farmer’s house. Then hop on a ‘xe loi’, a local motor cart, and drive through the beautiful rice paddies of the Mekong countryside to a local pagoda and learn about the role of traditional communal temples in Vietnamese village culture.

Embark and cruise along winding arroyos in the shadow of water-coconut palms. Enjoy a demonstration of traditional Vietnamese cooking before a sumptuous three course lunch including Mekong specialties on board.
Relax while cruising the pleasant waterways on the way back to Ben Tre and return to Ho Chi Minh City by road (approx. 2 hours). You will be dropped off at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City at about 4:30pm and the rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels & city tour – full day (B, L)
Today, Indochina Tour in depth offers you to discover Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) – the biggest city in Vietnam and Cu Chi tunnels. Depart at 08:00am from the hotel. Upon arrival at the tunnels, watch a short introductory video on the construction of the tunnels. The next hour is spent exploring the maze of tunnels, accompanied by the guide.
Also on display are various man traps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500-pound bombs from B52 bombers. Return to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving around 14:00pm.
Following lunch, visit some of the city’s major attractions including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum.
Please note: Some of the images on display at the War Remnants Museum can be confronting and may not be suitable for small children.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Mui Ne (B)
Today, Indochina Tour in depth offers you to escape from bustling Saigon to Mui Ne beach – one of the best beach in Vietnam. Depart for Mui Ne in the morning. Heading to Highway 1 via towns and villages along the way, stop for photography and visiting local people. After 3 hours we arrive in Mui Ne town.

Day 12: Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh City – Flight to Nha Trang (B)
At leisure, until you are transferred back to Ho Chi Minh airport for flight to Nha Trang. In late afternoon upon arrival Cam Ranh airport, you are met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

Day 13: Nha Trang full day city tour (B, L)
Depart at 08:30am from the hotel. With 7km of white sandy beach, Nha Trang is Vietnam’s favourite coastal destination. Its long coastline, diverse coral species and numerous islands make it ideal for scuba diving and snorkelling. Numerous restaurants, hotels, nightlife and relaxing mud baths also help while away the holiday hours.
This excursion visits a selection of the numerous attractions in Nha Trang city, including the Vietnam Oceanographic Institute, Long Son Pagoda, Chong Promontory Rocks and the Po Nagar Temples. The tour ends with a visit to the local Dam Market.

Day 14: Nha Trang – Fly to Danang – Hoi An Walking tour (B)
Transfer from Nha Trang City to the airport and take the short flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you met by your guide and transferred to the hotel. Enjoy a half day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Assembly Hall, 200-year-old Tam Ky house and the Japanese Covered Bridge

Day 15: Hoi An cooking class at Red Bridge (B, L)
Depart at 08:00am from the hotel (Depending on location of the hotel or resort). Hoi An food is markedly different to that of the north and south and has a number of very popular specialties. Interact with local sellers at the outdoor markets and purchase ingredients for the cooking class, before cruising down the Thu Bon River to the cooking school for an engaging hands-on lesson with the chef. At the completion of the class sit and enjoy a delicious lunch, including what you have just prepared. Balance of the day in leisure

Day 16: Hoi An – Hue (B, L)
This morning continue north to Royal Hue. The five hour trip hugs the coastline along the South China Sea with breathtaking views particularly as the road winds its way up Hai Van Pass (“Pass of the Clouds”).Upon arrival into Hue, check in to the hotel. Afternoon at leisure, for your own arrangements

Day 17: Hue full day tour (B, L)
You are picked up at your centrally located hotel in Hue between 08:00-08:30am for a morning walking tour of Dong Ba to visit the colourful local market of Hue.
Our adventure continues to Hue citadel for exploration of the Imperial Capital. After visiting Hue citadel, you visit the nunnery for lunch. Besides enjoying a fantastic traditional lunch, you will have chance to interact with the nuns to learn more about Buddhism in general, and also their daily life.
After lunch, we continue to visit the rural surrounds of Hue with some fascinating stops enroute, such as the incense stick village, visit on the impressive Emperor Tombs, Thien Mu Pagoda and Tiger Arena before finishing with a relaxing boat ride on Perfume River. Overnight Hue

Day 18: Hue – flight to Hanoi (B)
Transfer to the airport in Hue. Take a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Balance of the day at leisure, for own arrangements

Day 19: Hanoi Full Day City Tour (B, L)
This city tour takes in Hanoi’s essential sites. There is a morning and afternoon schedule, as well as an organised lunch. You are met at 08:30am in the hotel lobby.
Morning:
• Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975 the complex contains Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum.
• The Temple of Literature.
Afternoon:
• Museum of Ethnology.
• Tran Quoc Pagoda
• One hour cyclo tour through the Old Quarter

Please note: the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed all day on Monday and Fridays, as well as from 1st October to 30th November (approx.) for annual conservation.

Day 20: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Free time until check out your accommodation then transfer by electric car to the dock. Board your cruise and after lunch has been served, we take a short trek to a nearby summit to enjoy the panorama view of the bay. As the day wanes, slip into a kayak or swim in the cool waters before enjoying a sumptuous dinner under the moonlit sky. (Note: Program may differ slightly base on cruise ships).

Day 21: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Awake to morning tai chi and a buffet breakfast and cruise to Ti Top – one of the most beautiful beaches of the bay. Climb 400 steps up to the top of the island and capture a breathtaking panoramic view of the bay before cruising back to Tuan Chau Island, arriving at 10.30am. Meet up with the vehicle for the drive back to Hanoi, arriving at 14:30pm.

Day 22: Hanoi – Flight to Vientiane – City tour (B)
Today, Indochina Tour in depth let you to say goodbye Hanoi to leave for Vientiane – capital of Laos. Transfer to the airport in Hanoi. Take a flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, transfers are provided to the hotel; today enjoy a city tour of Vientiane, the quietest Asian capital. Visit the historical sites of Wat Sisaket and Hor Pha Keo, which houses a fine collection of Lao art. Continue on to Patouxai, the Victory Monument, with panoramic views of town. Finally end up at That Luang, the holiest site in Laos and its national symbol.

Day 23: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Tham Chang cave (B)
After breakfast, check out and drive to Vang Vieng (about 3 hours). On arrival, relax and cross the Song River Bridge to visit Tham Chang cave before return to your hotel and free at leisure

Day 24: Drive Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (B, L)
After breakfast, check out and drive to Luang Prabang (about 6 hours). Stop along the way for lunch and to stretch your legs and check out panoramic views. On arrival, check in to your hotel and relax.

Day 25: Luang Prabang cycling City tour – Kuangsi water fall (B, L)
Today, Indochina Tour in depth offers you to experience the world heritage – Luang Prabang. Enjoy your cycling a tour around the atmospheric town of Luang Prabang. Visit Wat Xieng Thong, the finest example of Luang Prabang architecture, as well as the gilded carved façade of Wat Mai, also visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace, where relics from Laos’ royalist past remain. It is said that those who do not climb the 328 steps up Phousi Mountain have not really made it to the city. Venture up the hill and be rewarded with remarkable views of the area.
Travel south of town to the Kuang Si Waterfall. Stop along the way to visit the Living Crafts Centre, a place where you can meet weavers and learn about textiles, while helping keep these traditions alive. At the falls, crystal water cascades into idyllic turquoise pools. Bring a bathing suit if you would like to swim and the rest of your day is leisure.

Day 26: Luang Prabang departure (B)
Day at leisure until to transfer to the airport to take the flight to the next destinations.

End of Indochina Tour in depth.

Indochina Tour in depth is a private tour and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The prices quoted are in US dollars and are charged on a per person basis. The final price quoted will be based upon the total number of travelers in your private group, the dates chosen, the total days of travel and the grade of hotel rooms chosen, together with any other detailed services.

Please click on the “Customized” button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

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Category Price per person in USD accordding to number of people in your party
From 01st January – 30st April, 1st October – 31st December (high season)
2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Room Surcharge
First Class (3 Star) 2,494 2,025 1,799 1,721 682
Superior (4 Star) 2,667 2,258 1,990 1,925 1005
Deluxe (5 Star) 3,276 2,932 2,648 2,630 1,709
Category Price per person in USD accordding to number of people in your party
From 01st May – 30th Sep (summer promotion)
2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Room Surcharge
First Class (3 Star) 2,408 1,944 1,722 1,643 607
Superior (4 Star) 2,477 2,052 1,830 1,761 769
Deluxe (5 Star) 3,152  2,729 2,459 2,390 1,424

Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us an enquiry for availability and the most updated price. Our travel consultants will contact you shortly.

Tour includes:

  •  Full transportation by private car or minibus as tour program indicated.
  •  Full meals as indicated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  •  English- speaking guide except airport transfer and leisure time
  •  Entrance fees
  •  Boat or cruise trip
  •  Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast
  •  Government tax and fee

Tour excludes:

  •  Travel insurance
  •  All domestic or international flight tickets
  •  Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, drinks,
  •  Emergency transfers.
  • Others not mentioned in the program

The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on Indochina Tour in depth. However, Vietnam Great Tours offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different “star ratings”, allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget. Please contact us for with your questions and requests.

LIST OF HOTELS

Locations

First Class Category

3-star hotel

Superior Category

4-star hotel

Deluxe Category

5-star hotel

Hanoi

Silk Queen Hanoi

Quoc Hoa

May de Ville

Golden Silk Boutique

Hanoi Pearl

Silk path

Apricot

Hotel L’Opera

Movenpick

Halong bay

Marguerite Junk

V’Spirit Cruise

Sealife Cruise

Emotion Cruise

Indochina Sail

Paradise

Sapa

Bamboo Sapa

Royal View Sapa

U Sapa

Chau Long Sapa

Victoria Sapa

Hue

New Star Hue

Festival Hue

Park View Hue

Cherish Hue

Imperial Hue

Best Western Indochine

Hoian

Kim An Hoian

Phuthinh

Essence Hoian

Hoi An Historic

Palm Garden Hoian

Sunrise Hoian

Dalat

River Prince Dalat

Maivang Dalat

Dalat Plaza

Ngoclan Dalat

Duparc Dalat

Saigon Dalat

HCM City

Blue Diamond Saigon

Family Inn

Paragon Saigon

Grand Silver Land

Majestic Saigon

Pullman Saigon

Cantho

Ninh Kieu 1 Cantho

Kim Tho Cantho

Ninh Kieu 2

Holiday One Can Tho

Victoria Can Tho

Special note:
List of hotels is recommended by Vietnam Great Tours™. Please feel free to advise hotels you prefer in each category or combine hotels category at your wish (tour price will be changed accordingly)

Please note that all of our trip are privately designed. So that price includes the above-mentioned hotels, activities, and transport, and visits to attractions are by private car and guide unless otherwise stated. Your guide will pick you up from lobby of your hotel in the morning. The guide will confirm the pick-up time the day before. If you prefer to start next day’s trip earlier or a little later, please feel free to tell your guide

 

Indochina Tour in Depth – 26 days – From $1,643
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norm warren
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this tour interests me but could you advise the cost including the domestic air travel

    Billy
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    Domestic airfare cost will vary day to day according to travel date, please inform me travel date to update.

Estra Correia
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My husband and I are interested in this tour. Very happy to accompany a group. Interested in doing tour any time in November 2017. Please include all airfare costs needed for this tour.

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