Tour code: VCT – I01
THE WORLD HERITAGES OF INDOCHINA
(12 days / 11 nights)
Day 1: Arrival Vientiane
Arrive in Vientiane, transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, take a city tour to visit Wat Simuang, Vientianes most sacred site, and the religious museum at Wat Sisaket, Wat Pra Keo, That Luang Golden Stupa, and the Ratuxai Victory Gate, viewing the sunset along the bank of the Mekong River. Overnight in Vientiane.
Day2: Vientiane – Luang Prabang
Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Luang Prabang. Hotel check-in, visit Khuang Si Fall. In the afternoon, City tour with the Former Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Sen, Wat Visum. Enjoying the sunset from the top of Mt. Phou Si. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pak Uo - Luang Prabang
Take a full–day boat trip on the mighty Mekong River. En route, visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, Continue down river to Bank Xang Hai village. Return to Luang Prabang for a short visit to the typical Lao village at Ban Xang Khong. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4: Luang Prabang – Ha Noi
After breakfast, visit Luang Prabang Market and a number of shops selling antiques and silver jewelry made by mountain tribes. Transfer to airport for the morning flight to Vientiane, then get the connecting flight to Hanoi, transfer to hotel, Rest of the day free to relax or to explore the ancient streets of Ha Noi. In the evening, enjoy a water puppet show. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 5: Ha Noi – Ha Long
Drive to visit Ha Noi city - The colonial capital city Ha Noi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. It takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby, The Temple of Literature. In the noon continue to visit one of the city's museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. Proceed to Ha Long. Arrive Ha long, check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Ha Long – Ha Noi
Boat trip Halong Bay - 4 hours trip in Halong Bay past the islands of Fighting cocks, Turtle islet, Stone Dog…. Stop to visit: Dau go grotto: Huge grotto consisting of three chambers, which are reached via 90 steps. The cave derives its Vietnamese name from the third of the chambers, which is said to use by Tran Hung Dao during the 13th century to store bamboo stakes, used against the Mongol invaders. Thien cung cave "Heaven Palace". Disembark and transfer to Ha Noi, on the way stop for visit Dong Trieu pottery and ceramic village. Arrive Ha Noi visit Hoan Kiem lake - Restored Sword Lake, Ngoc Son temple and Old Quarter also known as the 36 streets and guilds. In the evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 7: Ha Noi - Hue
Transfer to airport and fly to the ancient Capital Hue. Meet and greet at Phu Bai airport and transfer to hotel in town. The afternoon we embark on a tour of Hue City including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Tu Duc's Tomb and the Dong Ba market
Day 8: Hue – Da Nang – My Son – Hoi An
Rising up in the ancient land, breakfast in hotel, we board on a private boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River. This time we head out for the countryside. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit some of these tombs which will be on the itinerary for today. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Set in converge of rivers, and give you a great view on the Perfume River and surrounding area. The Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue. From here we will cruise further to the Minh Mang's tomb. Leave the world Heritage Hue to Hoi An, We will travel over the Hai Van pass, stop in Da Nang for a visit Cham Museum. Transfer to My Son to see the Cham structures before arriving in Hoian. Once in Hoi An we will check into our hotel and free at leisure
Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Sai Gon
After breakfast in hotel, a walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 year old Tam Ky ancestral house, the Japanese Bridge and Market. Transfer to Da Nang airport, fly to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon). Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap
Breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap, Pick- up transfer to hotel. Visit Preah Khan, Neak Poan, Tasom, Preah palilay, Preah pithu. 5:30 PM, enjoy the wonder of Anglorwat, Sunset from Bakheng temple Mountain. Overnight in SiemReap.
Day 11: Siem Reap
Breakfast, Visit south gate of Angkor thom, Bayon temple, Thommoanon, Chausay Tevada, Takeo, Elephant terrace, Terrace of the Leper King. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Departure from Siem Reap
Breakfast. Free at leisure until transfer to the airport for departure. End the tour.