Day 1: Arrive to Luang Prabang
Arrive to Luang Prabang international Airport by flight .Pick up, transfer to your hotel . Overnight in your proposed hotel in Luang Prabang .
Day 2: Luang Prabang – city tour ( B / L )
Breakfast at the hotel , visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. Today, we also visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. Following lunch, we visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures before we head out of town to see the weaving villages of Ban Xiengkhong and Ban Xienglek. We then return to the city for a visit to Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Note: the Royal Palace Museum is closed on Tuesdays.Dinner on Guest’s account Overnight in Deluxe room at villa Santi hotel.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Khuang Si Waterfall (B / L)
Breakfast at the hotel .Take a short guided tour to see the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Aham and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping towards to the ground in the classical architectural style of Luang Prabang temples. Then take a boat trip up the Mekong River to enjoy beautiful views of the tranquil countryside and visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. En route, stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is distilled. Then drive to the magical Khuangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or explore the forest paths.Dinner on Guest’s account . .Overnight in Deluxe room at villa Santi hotel.
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Nong Khiaw and Muang Ngoi ( B / L )
Breakfast at the hotel .Today after breakfast, we drive to Nong Kiow and explore Nong Kiow. Along the way we stop to visit at Thai Lu village at Ban Pak Jak and the weaving villages of Ban Nongkham and Ban Muang Souen before arriving in Nong Khiow by the late afternoon. Nong Khiow is a remote village situated by the banks of the river, across a dramatic valley. The surrounding mountainous scenery is stunning. Then cruise up to Muang Ngoi for Overnight at Ning Ning Guesthouse.
Day 5: Muang Ngoi – Luang Prabang – Ha Noi (B /L)
After breakfast, we drive back to luang prabang enjoying the lush green forests and landscape. We will be able to stop off at a few villages and admire the breathtaking limestone karst scenery. Arrive to luang prabang and transfer to the Airport for flight to Ha Noi VN2904 4(17.10pm -18.10pm) .Pick up, transfer to your hotel .Dinner on Guest’s account .Overnight in your proposed hotel.
Day 6: Hanoi city tour ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel . Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Continue on to the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple and enjoy riding in a rickshaw for 1 hour in the old quater of Hanoi and its teeming streets filled with fascinating shops. Puppet water show .Dinner on guests account.Overnight in your propsoed hotel
Day 7: Hanoi – Halong – Paloma cruise ( B /L / D )
Breakfast at the hotel ,8.00am , pick up at your hotel by the Paloma shuttle bus bus .
12.15 Arrive at Paloma office,Halong City. Tranfer by tender to the Paloma Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing and check in to cabins and begin cruise.
13.15 – 13.30 Lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu( Massage service is available beginning after lunch and thoughout the cruise)
Heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
15.30 Visit the fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure or join one of the following optional activities:
Kayak into the village or swim near the boat;
Optional onboard activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, etc.;
Trip by tender to an isolated pristine beach for swimming, etc.
17.00 Paloma cruises through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Hang Trong.
Happy Hour (sunset party)& Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the boat.
19.30 Sumptuous Seafood Set-dinner onboard.
21.00 Retire to your cabin or join the squid fishing, watching movie, game …
Overnight aboard Paloma Cruise
Day 8: Paloma cruise ( B /L / D )
06.15 Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 Paloma weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc. Early breakfast in the Dinning Room.
08.30 Tranfer to Small boat to Lan Ha Bay excursion.
10.00 Guided kayaking and swimming at three peach beach, a pristine natural beach lapped by the turquoise water.
12.00 BBQ lunch is served on beach (depend on the weather)
13.30 Continue on to discover Ho Ba Ham islet, the most remote point in Lan Ha Bay and bordering the Gulf of Tonkin. Visit its quaint fishing village and lagoon. Possibility of kayaking through an amazing tunnel under a karst mountain (time permitting)
16.00 Return to Paloma Cruise
17.00 The vessel cruises back through the bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. Happy hour (Sunset party)
19.00 Sumptuous Seafood Set – dinner onboard.
21.00 Retire in your cabin or beauty spa, join the fishing program
Day 9: Paloma crusie – Halong – Hanoi – Dong Hoi (B/L)
06.15 Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 Paloma weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.
08.30 Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).
10.30 Return to Paloma cruise.
Check out the cabin.Western menu is served onboard. The Paloma’s staff say farewell.
The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor.
12.00 Disembark at Paloma office, Halong City. Tea & coffee will be served.
16.00 – 16.30 Back to Hanoi. End of services!.
16h00: Arrive in Hanoi. Free your time .Dinner on Guest’s account. Transfer to the train station for board on the train to Hue SE19(19.30pm – 6.35am). Overnight on the train (A/C sotf sleeper 4pax/ cabin)
Day 10: Phong Nha Paradise cave – Hue ( B/L)
Arrive to Dong hoi at 6.35am ,meet the tour guide and driver.after breakfast ,drive to visit the Paradise cave ( The pavilivion on the earth ), the especially stalagmites, stalactites system with sparkling, mysterious beauty, beyond of Human beings imagination. Its spectacular and magical beauty is welcomed visitors come and enjoy. Depart for Hue , hotel check in. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight in your proposed hotel in Hue.
Day 11: Hue ( B / L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a morning cruise on the Perfume River to visit the royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon, visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between1802 and 1945, and the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Dinner on Guest’s account .Enjoy a night boat trip on the Perfume River enlivened by a performance of Hue folk songs. Overnight at your proposed hotel
Day 12: Hue – Danang – Hoi An ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Hoi An, stop for photos and sightseeing at the Hai Van pass, Lang Co beach, the Marble mountain. In the afternoon, stroll around the town, visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, and the Chinese-style temples and pagodas. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hoi an.
Day 13: Hoi an( B)
Breakfast at the hotel, free your leaisure time. Lunch & Dinner on Guest’s account. Overnight in your propsoed hotel
Day 14: Hoi An – Danang – Hochiminh city ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Danang airport for flight to Hochiminh city VN 1307 (7.50am – 09.00am) .Pick up and transfer to hotel. Take a sightseeing tour of the city, including the Reunification Palace, which was the residence of the President of South Vietnam until the end of the war in April 1975, and some beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau and Quan Am pagodas. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum, we end the city tour at Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hochiminh city
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City – Tay Ninh – Cu chi tunnels ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive west to Tay Ninh, headquarters of Cao Dai region. On arrival, attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. On the way back, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground network of tunnels constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong during the American war. Return to HCMC. Dinner on guest’s account. Overnight at your proposed hotel.
Day 16: HCMC – Cai Be – Vinh Long ( B / L / _ )
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Cai Be
by the highway, stopping to take photos at Tan An town amid the flat rice fields.
Arrive at Cai Be and go by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the vendors trading fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Then Visit some small family-run businesses to see how products such as coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made, walk through the small villages to visit the orchards and fruit plantations.Enjoy the traditional folk music Experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta as you cruise through a series of small canals.
Boat to Tan Phong island,Join to the cooking class which you can learn how to make the special Vietnamese food. Enjoy Lunch with you have cooked.Take your rest on the hammock
We continue the tour with cycling around the village to know more how is the local daily life in the mekong delta
Boat back to Cai be ,meet your bus for the trip back to Hochiminh city. Dinner on guests account. Overnight in your proposed hotel
Day 17: Ho Chi Minh City – Phnompenh ( B )
Breakfast at the hotel ,Free your time until transfer to the Tan Son Nhat airport for flight to Phnompenh VN 920(16.10pm -16.50pm) .Pick up, transfer to your hotel .Dinner on Guest’s account. Overnight in your proposed hotel in Phnompenh.
Day 18: PhnomPenh city tour ( B/L/_ )
Breakfast at the hotel l. Start your tour in the same morning to Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum of Khmer Arts. In the afternoon, Free your time .Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 19: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B )
Breakfast at hotel. Take the 7:00 a.m. speed-boat trip to Siem Reap which takes about 5 hours ride. While on board, you will see the scenic scenery of the Cambodian rural life-style along the riverbank Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.Free your time. Lunch & Dinner on guest’s account .Overnight at your proposed hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 20: Angkor Wat – Bayon (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will continue with your tour to see the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Bapuon, Elephant Terrace, and Leper King Terrace. Lunchat the local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit the fabulous Angkor Wat complex and sunset from the top of Phnom Ba Kheng hill. Enjoy your dinner with the traditional Khmer Dance Show. Overnight at your proposed hotel
Day 21: Siem Reap Ta Prohm + Boat trip (B /L)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning visit to Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda, Ta Keo and Ta Prohm temples .After noon Excursion to floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake where they will enjoy the boat ride to see the floating houses, schools, hospitals, churches and restaurant. Dinner on guest’s account .Overnight at your proposed hotel
Day 22: Siem riep – Kbal Spean – Bansteay Srei (B/L)
After breakfast .Full day excursion to Kbal Spean or “ River of Thousand Lingas ”. Then continue trip to Banteay Srey built by a Brahman in the 10th Century and Banteay Samre temple, this one constructed late 9th century by King Surayavarman II, many of the carvings are in excellent condition. Back to Siem riep .Dinner on guest’s account .Overnight at your proposed hotel.
Day 23: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
After breakfast at hotel, free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure flight .End of services. Finish your Tour of Indochina heritages
Tour price includes:
- A/c private car for pick up, transfer & sightseeing as per program
- English speaking tour guide
- International flight : Luang Prabang – Ha noi ; HCMC – Phnompenh ( Economy class)
- Domestic flight : Danang – HCMC ( Economy class)
- Train Ticket : Ha Noi – Hue ( A/C soft sleeper – 4pax/ cabin)
- Shuttle bus Ha Noi – Halong – Ha Noi
- Shared cruise in Ha Long Bay
- Private boat trip in the Mekong Delta , Hue
- All the entrance fees,cyclo, Mineral water
- Meals as indicated in the program (B = Breakfast; L=Lunch; D = Dinner)
- Hotel accommodation based on 2people share Twin/Double room
- Approve the invitation letter for Viet Nam visa
Tour price excludes:
- International flight to /from Viet nam
- Viet Nam ( USD$ 45) , Cambodia (USD$ 20),Laos (USD$ 35) entry visa
- Travel insurance
- Drinks & other meals not mentioned in the program
- Personal expenses