mekong delta vietnam

Around Indochina 21 days 20 nights - from $ 1698 US

Indochina, Southeast Asia was known for being one of the most dangerous zones in the past due to intensive war. Nowadays, first impression visitors would perceive is how peaceful Indochina and Thailand has become. By traveling through tropical countries such as Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos on a Multi- Countries tour, you will admire the gorgeous nature along with their friendly people, no one would be able to forget memories of this land once has been here. Promotion offer until 30 Sep 2013
  • Halong Bay Cruise
  • Halong Bay Cruise
  • Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi
  • Hanoi
  • Laos photo gallery
  • Laos Cruise
  • Laos Photo Gallery
  • Hotel in Vietnam
  • Mekong Cruise
  • Vegetable for cooking class
  • Hon Tam Resort Nha Trang
  • Angkor Temples Cambodia
  • Cambodia photo gallery
  • Angkor Temples
  • Mekong delta tour

Outlined Itinerary
Day 1 : Hanoi Vietnam arrival
Day 2 : Hanoi city tour around
Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 4 : Halong Bay - Hanoi
Day 5 : Hanoi- Hue ( flight ) 
Day 6 : Hue tour 
Day 7 : Hue- Danang/Hoian ( Car ) 
Day 8 : Hoian tour 
Day 9 : Hoian/Danang- Hochiminh city ( Saigon ) Flight  
Day 10 : Saigon City tour - Cuchi Tunnels
Day 11 : Saigon - Mekong delta day trip
Day 12 : Saigon - Phnompenh ( Flight ) 
Day 13 : Phnompenh - Siem Reap ( speed boat ) 
Day 14 : Angkor Wat + Angkor Thom Temples 
Day 15 : Angkor Temples
Day 16 : Siem Reap - Vientaine
Day 17 : Vientaine tour - Luangprabang
Day 18 : Luang Prabang
Day 19 : Luang Prabang
Day 20 : Luang Prabang - Hanoi Vietnam for departure
Day 21 : Hanoi Departure

Detailed itinerary

DAY 01 HANOI ARRIVAL
On your arrival at Hanoi airport by flight…. , met by our friendly tour guide and transfered to your hotel
The rest of day is at your leisure ,enjoying hotel facilities and getting over the jet lag. O/N in Hanoi

DAY 02 HANOI CITYTOUR (B,L,D)
After breakfast at your hotel, 08.30 departure. For the start of the tour journey to Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of ‘ Uncle Ho’s’ final resting-place.
Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s ‘house on stilts’, his home from 1954 till 1969 the wooden ethnic minority style house is surrounded by quiet and peaceful gardens. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
Journey to The Temple Of Literature. Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070, it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. For lunch, enjoy traditional Vietnamese food in a local restaurant 
Following lunch, visit the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West Lake (one of the oldest in Vietnam) and Quan Thanh Temple (Taoist, dating form the Ly Dynasty). Visit Ethnology Museum for a closer view of Vietnam people.  Journey back to the centre of town for a Cyclo ride around Hanoi’s old streets.
Relax as you weave through the narrow alleys of Hanoi s ancient Old Quarter, glimpsing Hanoi s everyday life. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, at the northern end stop and visit Ngoc Son Temple, perfect for photo opportunities!
Finish the day with Vietnam’s most famous and charming art form, Water Puppetry.

Have dinner at local restaurant

O/N In Hanoi

DAY 03 HANOI-HALONG (B,L,D)
2 DAYS CRUISE ON EMERALDE WATERS OF HALONG BAY
The mystical scenery of Halong Bay where thousands of limestone islands jut out of the emerald sea, sculpted into bizarre shapes and surrounded by colourful floating villages is a truly wonderful destination. The perfect way to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site is spend one or 2 nights aboard a charming junk..
Leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk. Whilst cruising the exquisite waters, enjoy lunch with fresh seafood. Visit the recently discovered Surprise Grotto with its great views, and on the next island see the yawning mouth of Bo Nau Cave. Alternatively journey to Dau Go Cave and nearby see the famous stalagmites and stalactites of Thien Cung Cave. Enjoy a swim in the emerald waters of Halong Bay at any spot if you wish. Watch the sun set over the bay whilst enjoying a delicious dinner. Overnight on board junk.
Dinner will be served on board. Overnight on the junk.

DAY 04 HALONG–HAIDUONG-DAU PAGODA-HANOI (B,L)
Following breakfast the boat will depart for Man's Head Island, Tortoise Island and Bai Tho Mountain. After visit Hang Luon, a beautiful crater like lagoon encircled by towering cliffs which is only accessed via a half submerged 30m tunnel cave.  Before noon start to cruise back to Halong City, en route enjoy another tasty brunch
Met by our guide at the boat pier then transfer to Hanoi, stop for lunch in Hai Duong, en-route back to Hanoi, stop to visit Dau pagoda which is one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Vietnam, located in Thuan Thanh district, Bac Ninh province.
Arrival at Hanoi at late afternoon, check in at your hotel and free at leisure . O/N at your hotel

Note: This itinerary on boat may be subject to change depending on weather conditions and visiting places may vary up to the boat company you choose.

DAY 05 HANOI-DANANG-HUE (B,D)
After breakfast, transferred to Hanoi airport for your flight to Hue. On arrival at Hue airport, welcomed by our friendly guide in Hue and transfered to hotel for check in. (Note : Hue airport is closed for renovation till Nov 2013 so you will fly to Danang in stead)
Then visit the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Today, on top of this 27-meter large wall, the locals have created vegetable gardens where you may meet someone who will reveal to you some of the ingredients that make Hue cuisine so famous. In the premises of the citadel fortification, bunkers dating back from the Vietnam War time contrast with the peacefulness of the local houses sheltered away from the bustling city.
In the evening, enjoy the dinner at a local restaurant with Hue royal court music or enjoy dinner with former royal style of Nguyen dysnasty (royal cuisine, custumes, music, royall decorated dining room) – recommended for group of more than 5)

O/N in Hue

DAY 06 HUE FULLDAY VISITS (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel.
The morning involves a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River for visits to Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, and then visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Minh mang, Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made.  Lunch at local restaurant in Hue. Free at leisure for the rest of day

Overnight in Hue

DAY 07 HUE-DANANG-HOIAN (B,L)
After breakfast, transferred to Danang via the Hai Van Pass (Pass of cloudy ocean, the most spectacular pass in Vietnam) or tunnel and through the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co
On arrival at Danang city, visit the Cham Museum- a collection of Cham sculptures then visit Marble mountain – a cluster of 5 marbles & limestone hills, famous for stone sculpture making & stone cutting crafts then charming Eastern sea of Vietnam before being transferred to Hoian.
On arrival at Hoian, check in at your hotel and free at leisure for the rest of day. Overnight in Hoian.

DAY 08 HOIAN WALKING TOUR (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Take a walking tour to discover the Hoi An, the Ancient town, Known to early Western merchants, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs Ancient town, we will visit Tan Ky and Phuc Kien houses, Japanese Covered Bridge in side the Hoi An town and also visit Hoi An market.

Lunch at a local restaurant

After lunch, you are free at leisure for the rest of day. Overnight in Hoian

DAY 09 HOIAN-DANANG-HOCHIMINH CITY (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure till transferred to Danang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
On arrival, transfer to your selected hotel. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Saigon

DAY 10 SAIGON-CITYTOUR-CUCHI TUNNELS (B,L)
08:30 departure to visit the centre of Ho Chi Minh which offers some of the finest colonial buildings in South East Asia.
Behold the 1899 French Opera House, and gaze across the square to the Continental Hotel, where author Graham Green and other wartime press were once inspired to write some of recent history's literary classics.
The Notre Dame Cathedral will be visited next. See the General Post Office which has remained unchanged since its completion in the 1880's. The tour continues with a stop at the City Hall. This landmark building is perhaps the most ornate of all the colonial structures in the city.
Next is The Reunification Palace, left much the same as it was when it was overrun by advancing North Vietnamese forces in April 1975, a truly fascinating place to visit.
Visit the War Museum or the History Museum. On to Cholon, nestled only a few kilometres from the centre but distinguished from the rest of the city by its impressive Chinese influence. Discover the markets and shops of the area, and also the many pagodas and temples of Cholon. One of the most important temples for the locals is the Cantonese built Thien Hau Pagoda, dedicated to the goddess of the Sea; it attracts visitors from all over Asia.

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in Saigon

After lunch, depart Ho Chi Minh City for the drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Leaving the bustling city behind the scenery turns semi rural, along way see the lush rice paddys, rubber plantations, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and everyday Vietnamese life.
On arrival start the visit by going to Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections. Here you can imagine what it was like to be a guerrilla complete with Russian Carbine rifles and AK-47's. See the kitchens, sleeping quarters, school rooms, field hospitals and a mini-cinema and if you wish, have your photograph taken holding an M-16. On display in the visitor's section you can see a map of the tunnel system, this really gives a feel of the complexity and the ingenious design of the tunnels.
In the late afternoon, journey back to Ho Chi Minh City, arrival time at late afternoon

Overnight in Saigon

DAY 11 SAIGON-CAIBE-SAIGON (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. 08:00, our guide will meet you in the lobby of hotel and drive to Cai Be, the heart of the Mekong delta, famous for its vast rice fields and most beautiful landscapes.
On arrival, board the junk boat and start the tour with the visit of the colourful Cai Be floating market. Follow with a visit of some local home factories that produce rice paste, rice pop corn and coconut candies. Cruise then to evergreen islands among the Mekong River through large networks of meandering rivers, crisscrossed with countless arroyos.
Lunch at a fruit orchard then cruise back to Cai Be pier where our vehicle is ready to transfer you back to Hcmc.

Arrival at Saigon at mid-afternoon, free at leisure
Overnight in Saigon

DAY 12 SAIGON-PHNOMPENH (B)
Breakfast at your hotel, free at leisure until transfered to Tan San Nhat airport to take a short flight to Phnompenh
Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, warmly welcome by your local guide and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, visit the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom hill, founding place of the city. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 13 PHNOMPENH-SIEMRIEP (B)
After breakfast at hotel, depart to Siem Reap by private transfer without guide. Upon arrival, welcome by your guide and transfer to the hotel.
Take rive to Tonle Sap Lake where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonle Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season. During the dry season it is roughly 2,500 km2, swelling to about 4 times it size in during the wet season: 10,000 km2! We will board a boat and visit the Chong Kneah village where we’ll see floating houses, farms and even a floating hospital.

Overnight in Siem Riep.

DAY 14 SIEMRIEP (B)
After breakfast, visit Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Chau Say Tevoda, Tommanon and the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers.
In the afternoon, continue to visit "Big Circuit" comprising the temples of Pre Rup, East Mebon, Neak Poan and Preah Khan.

Overnight in Siem Riep.

DAY 15 SIEMRIEP (B)
After breakfast, explore the South Gate of the Great City of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon temple, the Baphoun, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.
In the afternoon, we concentrate our attention on the great magnificent 12th century Angkor Wat temple. The day ends with a spectacular sunset at Phnom Bakheng.

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 16 SIEMRIEP-VIENTIANE (B)
Breakfast at your hotel, free at leisure till being transfered to the airport for your short flight to Vientiane
Upon arrival at Wattay Airport, met and transferred to your hotel. After a short rest, we begin our orientation walking tour of the Lao capital, and finishing with a relaxing drink overlooking a Mekong River sunset.

Overnight in Vientiane

DAY 17 VIENTIANE-LUANG PRABANG (B)
After breakfast, we embark upon a tour of the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket which contains thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, and you will have the opportunity to take pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. From there, we visit the ‘Morning Market’, where one can find an array of antiquities, handmade textiles and gifts. The rest of the afternoon will be spent visiting the National Museum (closed Tuesdays), which boasts a collection of antique items and tells the history of Laos’s fighters and leaders from the Ancienttimes through to the new revolution period then board a short flight to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best - preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia.

On arrival, met and transfered to your hotel.

After a short rest, we will stroll around the Night Market, where you will find a lovely selection of local handmade textiles. We then hike to the top of Mount Phousi for an exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa and beautiful panoramic views of the sun setting over the city and the Mekong River.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 18 LUANG PRABANG (B)

After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple, Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai and Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low, representing the classical architecture of Luang Prabang. We then embark on a boat journey upstream along the Mekong River, which gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. En route, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where local rice wine is produced. On our return, we stop at the local villages of Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan then continue to see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun. Once back in Luang Prabang city we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, famous for its hand weaving.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

DAY 19 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 (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. You can also visit the morning Phosi Market where you canl 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 have the opportunity to visit the local village of the Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Ban Ou, and Ban Thapene villages. After visiting the villages, we then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls where you may to wish cool in the inviting pools or walk along the forest paths. We return to Luang Prabang by the late evening in time for the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.

Overnight in Luang Prabang (B)

DAY 20 LUANG PRABANG-HANOI (B)

After breakfast, we visit the National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace. It displays a collection of artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. There will also be time for us to look around the Central Market then transferred to the airport for your flight to Hanoi

On arrival at Noi Bai airport, met and transferred to your hotel

Check in and free at leisure for the rest of day

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 21 HANOI DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at your hotel. Free at leisure for last minute shopping until transferred to Noi Bai Intl airport for your flight home.

Tour Price: FULLY INCLUSIVE LAND CONTENT IN INDOCHINA, valid from 01 Oct to 31 Mar, 2013

- 2444 USD per person ( applied for group of 2 people ) - Standard Hotel Option
- 2799 USD per person ( applied for group of 2 people ) - Superior Hotel Option
- 2999 USD per person ( applied for group of 2 people ) - Deluxe Hotel Option


Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period and specific touring needs.

INCLUSIVE

• Accommodations on Twin share basis with daily breakfast at selected hotels
• Meals as mentioned in the program B= Breakfast, Br=Brunch, L=lunch & D = dinner
• English-speaking local guides during the whole trip
• Private air-conditioned vehicles during the whole trip
• Entrance fees for all mentioned visits
• Private boat trip in Hue, Mekong delta, Siemriep and Luang Prabang
• Internal air tickets Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Saigon, Vientaine-Luang Prabang on economy class
• One night cruise on a non-private boat in Halong bay, Vietnam
• Water puppet show and cyclo ride in Hanoi
• Vietnam visa approval letter (COMPLIMENTARY, Values upto 25 USD/person)

EXCLUSIVE

• International air tickets to and from Vietnam
• International air tickets Saigon-Cambodia-Laos-Hanoi as mentioned below
• Vietnam visa stamping fee (45 USD/perso/Single entry and 65 USD/person/multiple entries
• Cambodia visa (Can be obtained on arrival, 20 USD/person, pls bring one passport photo)
• Laos visa (Can be obtained on arrival, 20 USD/person, pls bring one passport photo)
• Airport taxes if yes
• Kayaking fee in Halong bay
• Meals other than mentioned
• Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
• Gratuity to guides, drivers, boat paddlers, crews, hotel porters…
• Any services other than mentioned

 

HOTELS – STANDARD OPTION : 3 STAR STANDARD HOTELS

CITY

HOTEL

HOTEL CATEGORY

ROOM TYPE

 

 

HANOI

 

Medallion hotel

 

Standard

 

Superior/Deluxe

 

HALONG 

 

Image Halong

 

Standard

 

Deluxe

 

 

HUE

 

New Star hotel

 

Standard  

 

Superior

 

HOIAN

 

 

Hoian Lotus hotel

 

 

Standard

 

Superior/Deluxe

 

SAIGON

 

Elios hotel

www.elioshotel.vn  

 

Standard

 

 

Standard/Superior

 

PHNOMPENH

 

Cardamom hotel

www.cardamomhotel.com

 

Standard

 

Superior

 

SIEMRIEP

 

Angkor Paradise resort

www.angkorparadise.net

 

Standard

 

Superior

 

VIENTIANE

 

D’ Rose hotel Vientiane

www.drosevientianehotel.com

 

Standard

 

Standard

 

LUANG PRABANG

 

Ancient Phoneheuang

www.ancientluangprabang.com

 

Standard

 

Standard

 

 

HOTELS – SUPERIOR OPTION :  4 STAR STANDARD HOTELS

CITY

HOTEL

HOTEL CATEGORY

ROOM TYPE

 

 

HANOI

 

 

Lan Vien hotel

www.lanvienhotel.com.vn  

 

Superior

 

Superior

 

HALONG

 

 

Pelican cruise

www.pelicancruise.com

 

Superior

 

Superior/Dlx

 

 

HUE

 

 

Romance hotel Hue

www.romancehotel.com.vn

 

Superior

 

Superior/Deluxe

 

HOIAN

 

 

Hoian Historic hotel

www.hoianhotel.com.vn

 

Superior

 

Superior/Deluxe

 

SAIGON

 

Eden Saigon hotel

www.edensaigonhotel.com

 

Superior

 

 

Junior Dlx/Deluxe

 

PHNOMPENH

 

Sunway hotel Phnompenh

www.sunwayhotels.com

 

Superior

 

Deluxe

 

SIEMRIEP

 

Tara Angkor hotel

www.taranagkorhotel.com

 

Superior

 

Superior

 

VIENTIANE

 

Vientiane Plaza

www.vientianeplazalao.com

 

Superior

 

Superior

 

LUANG PRABANG

 

Villa Santi resort

www.villasantihotel.com

 

Superior

 

Deluxe

 

HOTELS – DELUXE OPTION : 5 STAR STANDARD HOTELS

CITY

HOTEL

HOTEL CATEGORY

ROOM TYPE

 

 

HANOI

 

 

Melia hotel

www.meliahanoi.com

 

Deluxe

 

Deluxe

 

HALONG

 

 

Indochina Sails

www.indochinasails.com

 

Deluxe

 

Superior/Dlx

 

 

HUE

 

 

Imperial Hue hotel

www.imperial-hotel.com.vn

 

Deluxe  

 

Deluxe

 

HOIAN

 

 

Hoi An Sunrise resort

www.sunrisehoian.vn

 

Deluxe

 

Superior/Deluxe

 

SAIGON

 

Pullman hotel Saigon

www.pullmanhotels.com

 

Deluxe

 

 

Deluxe

 

PHNOMPENH

 

Intercontinental Phnompenh

www.intercontinental.com

 

Deluxe

 

Deluxe

 

SIEMRIEP

 

Victoria Angkor resort

www.victoriahotels.asia

 

Deluxe

 

Superior

 

VIENTIANE

 

Lao Plaza hotel

www.laoplazahotel.com

 

Deluxe

 

Superior

 

LUANG PRABANG

 

Kiridara hotel

www.kiridara.com

 

Deluxe

 

Superior

 

 

ADDITIONAL AIRFARES :

ROUTE

AIRLINE

PRICE PER PERSON IN US$

 

 

Saigon-Phnompenh

 

Vietnam airline (VN)

 

185/ADULT (Incl tax)

 

Siemriep-Vientiane

 

Cambodia Air or Laos Air

 

169 or 209/ADULT (Incl tax)

 

Luang Prabang-Hanoi

 

Laos Air or Vietnam Airlines

 

165 USD/ADULT (Incl tax)

IMPORTANT: All airfares are subject to change without prior notice until ticket issuance.

 

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