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A Glance of Indochina Tour – 9 Days

This trip combinate between the highlights of Indochina. From the charm of Vietnam capital ( Hanoi), the world heritage site of Ha Long Bay, the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia( Luang Prabang) and the majestic temples of Angkor temples. This will be a memorable journey of history, culture, relax and funs.

Tour Duration: 9 Days / 8 Nights
Tour Route: Hanoi Arrival - Hanoi city tour - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap - Angkor Tour - Siem Reap Departure
Starts/Ends: Hanoi (Vietnam) / Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Halong Bay Cruise Holidays, Angkor Temple and Folk Arts
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, Moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Arrival Hanoi – Vietnam (D)
Day 02: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 04: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi – Luang Prabang by flight (B, L) / Brunch
Day 05: Luang Prabang (B, L)
Day 06: Luang Prabang (B)
Day 07: Luang Prabang - Siem Reap by flight (B, D)
Day 08: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B)
Day 09: Siem Reap – Departure (B)

Day 01: Arrival Hanoi - Vietnam (D)
Upon arrival, welcome by our tour guide and transfer to your hotel.
In the evening, enjoy the welcome dinner in the finest local restaurant in town.

Day 02: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
Having breakfast at the hotel and enjoy a full day City Tour. The visit includes most of the city's outstanding historical and cultural sites.
- The complex of Ho Chi Minh historical sites, also called the political center of Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda.
- Hanoi Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake.
- Temple of Literature, built in 11th Century and the country’s first University
- We then visit one of the museum in Hanoi, you can choose one of them (Museum of History, Museum of Ethnology, Museum of Fine Art, Hoa Lo prison which is also known as the “Hanoi Hilton”).
- Later we will do one hour cyclo and enjoy Water Puppet Show - the traditional performance dated 11th century before back to your hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi

Hanoi old quarter
Hanoi old quarter
One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda - HaNoi Vietnam

Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
After breakfast, you will have over 3 hours drive along the country side of the Red River Delta to the UNESCO world’s heritage site of Halong Bay.
A traditional style Vietnamese Junk Cruise is waiting your arrival and will set sail at noon today. Lunch will be served on board amidst spectacular views of the bay.
Today you will visit one of the largest caves in Halong Bay and a beach stop where perhaps you may want to take a swim or dip in the water of the East Sea (Bien Dong).
Tonight enjoy a fresh seafood dinner on board your junk.

Day 04: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi - Luang Prabang by flight (B, L) / Brunch
Participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply watch the sunrise over the magnificent bay. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or juice before setting out to the near- by cave on row boat.
Return back to the Cruise, where breakfast is served, while sailing around Bay Tu Long bay where the film “Indochine” was made. Your cruise will end at noontime and back to the pier. You depart for Bac Ninh Province to have more knowledge of Vietnamese’s history and culture. You are welcome at Do temple for visiting. This temple was building during the Le Dynasty and has been altered several times since. The major reconstruction took place under the reign of Le Trung Hung in the 17th century.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang.
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, 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 beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the hill tribe and local people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Day 05: Luang Prabang (B, L)
Breakfast, we visit the National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. The National Museum and the Central Market are not to be missed.
We continue seeing Luang Prabang with the temple of Wat Xieng Thong, a magnificent piece of architecture, which nestles at the meeting of the Mekong and the Nam Khan River. The temple structures are decorated in various ways with gilded stuccoes as well as doorways and the main sim has a marvelous 'tree life' mosaic pattern on an outer wall. We embark on a boat for a leisurely trip on the Mekong River, stopping en route at Ban Xang Hai to see the production of and to sample the local rice wine. Upon leaving this village we pass through stunning mountain landscape to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These two linked caves are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes, all brought there by devout villagers. After the river trip we drive toward Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 06: Luang Prabang (B)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there you will visit the morning Phosi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon, we continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. We return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Kuang Si Waterfall Laos
Luang Prabang Laos

Day 07: Luang Prabang - Siem Reap by flight (B, D)
Arrive Siem Reap by flight, Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia, special welcome all warmly to everybody, a moment of courtesy meeting then self-introduce with our Cambodian tour guide in the meeting point's Siem Reap. We are met our guide and transfer to hotel for check in.
Welcome dinner with Apsara Dance show at local restaurant.
For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, No visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as 'Apsara Dance' after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance better described as 'dance-drama' in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message.

Day 08: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B)
After breakfast, we begin to visit:
- The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century)
- See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara
- Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru
- We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for our king in the past time.
- Then Elephant terrace is platform for king and officer viewed show and people meeting.
- Preah Palilay was is older than Angkor Thom was nearby, deeply in forest and on path back You see monk sprinkle water to people.
We continue to visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology.
Enjoy foot massage 1hour and walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.

Day 09: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
After breakfast depart Siem Reap for the Tonlé Sap, driving down the eastern side of the lake. Arrive at Kompong Klaing, a remarkable village built entirely on stilts, where there is time to explore the various houses, school and shops before boarding your private boat. Cruise along a short tributary, passing fishermen and children playing in the shallow waters before arriving at a typical floating village where you may either disembark or cruise amongst the waterways.
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination

Cambodia, Vietnam
Angkor Temple complex
Cambodia, Vietnam
Angkor Temple complex

What is included?

  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air-conditioning
  • Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing
  • 01 night on the cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • English speaking tour guide or ( other on request)
  •  Meals as stated in the itinerary (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Boat trip in Ha Long Bay
  • Entrance fees and water

What is excluded?

  • Visa to Laos and Cambodia
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Transfer and guide on free time
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Other optional and activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expense
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