Indochina Emotion 15 Days / 14 Nights
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Indochina Emotion 15 Days / 14 Nights


Duration:   15 Days / 14 Nights
Prices: 2020
Start Date: Upon Request
Depart From: Phnom Penh
Destination(s) to visit: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh city - Cai be- Vinh Long
Tour Code: ATI297
Tour description: Unlock the mysteries of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos with journeys that open the door to lost civilizations that left behind centuries-old temples like Angkor Wat for today’s modern travelers to enjoy. Enjoy the comfortsof modern hotels, visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites and enjoy some of the best restaurants inVietnam and Cambodia.

15 days Indochina Tour - Indochina Tour from Phnom Penh Cambodia


Phnom Penh

Ho Chi Minh

Hue

Angkor Wat

Mekong Delta

Hue

Siem Reap

Hanoi

Da Nang

Luang Prabang

Halong
Tour Program:

Tour Highlights:

 

 

  • Travelling  by  cycle  through  the  old  quarter  of  Hanoi  -  absorbing  the  endless bustle  of activity.
  • Cruising  aboard a traditional  junk  amidst  the majestic  limestone cliffs and emerald  green waters of magnificent Ha long Bay
  • Touring the former imperial capital Hue, home to successions of imperial dynasties
  • Wandering the charming streets of Hoi An town -lined with centuries old houses and quiet boutiques
  • Exploring vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, the dynamic heart of Vietnam
  • The  colorful  floating  markets,  emerald  rice  fields,  lush  back  waterways;  these are  the things that make the Mekong so interesting
  • Travelling by cycle through the old quarter of Hanoi - absorbing the endless bustle of activity.
  • The incomparable temples of Angkor 

Itinerary’s brief:

 

Day 1: Arrival Phnom Penh  
Day 2: Phnom Penh departure  
Day 3: Siem Reap  
Day 4: Siem Reap - Luang Prabang   
Day 5: Luang Prabang  
Day 6: Luang Prabang  
Day 7: Luang Prabang - Hanoi  
Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 9: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An 
Day 11: Hoi An - Hue
Day 12: Hue city tour
Day 13: Hue flight to Ho Chi Minh city  
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city - Cai be- Vinh Long - Ho Chi Minh city
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh departure

 

Full Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Phnom Penh  ( D )

In the morning, visit Phnom Penh including the Royal Palace complex. This palace dates from 1866 and was the last one built during the French colonial period.   The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 silver tiles that cover its floors. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning Temple of the Emerald Buddha. In this temple you will view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze.  Continue on to the National Museum, built in 1917. Housed  there  are  over  5000  statues,  lingas  and  others  artifacts  arranged  according  to  pre- Angkor and post -Angkor periods of Cambodia history and visit Wat Phnom.

In the afternoon, visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes.  The museum is housed in a former school which was taken over by the Khmer Rouge and used as a detention and torture center.  You will also visit Cheung Ek, better known as the Killing Fields, located 15 kilometres outside of the city. Late afternoon boat cruise on Mekong River. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Phnom Penh departure  ( B, L )  

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Sieamreap. Upon  arrival,  check  in  at  the  hotel.  After check in at the hotel,  start your  tour with a visit
to the   Khmer   ruins of Angkor Wat,   one of the world’s   most   impressive   historic   sites.   The magnificent   temple   dedicated   to   the   Hindu   god Vishnu   by  King   Suryavarman   II.   It   was constructed  over  a  period  of  30  years  and  features  the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories  from  Hindu  mythology.  In 1992  the  UNESCO  declared  the  monument  and  the  whole  city of Angkor a World Heritage Site. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Siem Reap  ( B , L )  

After   breakfast,   continue   your   exploration   with   a   visit   to   the   South   Gate   of   Angkor Thom,   the Baphou,  Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace and the Royal Place area. Also visit the picturesque Ta Prohm ruin that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown. Other  visits  include Ta  Keo,  Chay  Say  Tevoda,  Thammanon,  Bantey Kdei  and  Srah  Srang.  These exquisite  temples  depict  Khmer  history  and  myths.  Tonight, enjoy  a  traditional  Cambodian dinner and dance. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 4: Siem Reap - Luang Prabang  ( B, L )  

Transfer  to  the  airport  for  your  flight  to  Luang  Prabang.  Upon  arrival  in  Luang  Prabang, an enchanting  town  filled  with  historic  temples  and  colonial  style  buildings,  you  will  be met   and transferred to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day exploring Luang Prabang at your leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 5: Luang Prabang  ( B, L )  

Start  the  day  with  a  tour  of  Luang  Prabang.  The  entire  town  was  declared  a  UNESCO World Heritage  Site  in  1995.  Visit  the  National  Museum,  also  called  the  Royal  Palace,  a modest  but graceful  building  that  combines  traditional  Lao  and  French  beaux-arts  motifs. Afterwards   visit Wat   Mai   and   Wat   Visoun,   the   oldest   living   temple   in   Luang   Prabag containing a collection of  antique  wooden  Buddhas.  Visit  the  nearby  Wat  Aham  before continuing to Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. From there, stroll down the main street of Luang Prabang, stopping at some of the many temples that line its sides, including Wat Sibounheuang, Wat Si Moungkhoun, Wat Sop and Wat Sene, Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 6: Luang Prabang  ( B , L )  

Travel  by  boat  to  the  Pak  Ou  Caves,  a  magnificent  group  of  caves  that  are  noted  for  their impressive  Lao  style  Buddha  sculptures  assembled  over  the  centuries  by  local  people  and pilgrims. There are two caves, Tham Thing the lower cave and Tham Phum. Also visit Ban Xang Hai village, once a Jar-Maker Village. The community fills the jars with Lao Lao, the local rice whisky. Return back to Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 7: Luang Prabang - Hanoi  ( B , L )  

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight. Arrive in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital, where you will be welcomed by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

After check-in the hotel. Start the day city tour with the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Your  next  stop  will  be  the  Temple  of  Literature,  Vietnam’s  first  university. Constructed  in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Continue   to  West   Lake  and   one   of  the   oldest  Buddhist   pagodas  in  Hanoi,  Tran   Quoc, and  the nearby Toaist temple of Quan Thanh which dates from the Ly Dynasty. Have   lunch   in   one   of   the   cities   finest   restaurants   before   taking   a   tour   by   cyclo,   a chauffeur- pedalled tricycle, through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, also known as the ‘36 streets’. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's  a  great  place  to  explore,  especially  by  cyclo,  with  plenty  of  photo  opportunities  all around you. In   the   afternoon   the   Ethnology,   Army   or   National   Fine   Arts   Museum,   will   be   visited next,  time will only allow for one to be visited so decide which one you would most like to see. According  to  availability:  Finish  the  day  with  a  Water  Puppet  show.  This is  a  uniquely northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi - Halong Bay ( B, L)  

0800 depart for the 3.5-hour drive to Halong Bay.  Journey  there  through  the  rich  farmlands of the Red  River  Delta,  observe everyday  life of Vietnamese villagers as  they work  the  rice fields, take  pigs  to the  market  on  motorbikes  and plough  the  fields  with their  water buffaloes. Arrive in Halong and   board your   day   junk   for   the cruise on the emerald   green   waters of Halong Bay,  among  the  3,000  spectacular  limestone  islands.  A fresh  seafood  lunch  will  be served  on board.

In  the  afternoon  your  boat  will  start  the  cruise  back  to  Halong  City  where  your  vehicle will  be waiting for you to take you back to Hanoi; arrival time will be in the early evening. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An ( B )

After  an  early  breakfast  at  the  hotel,  transfer  to  the  airport  for  your  flight  to  Danang. Upon arrival   in   Danang,   drive   past   the   Marble   Mountains   to   Hoi  An,   a  charming   small town  with  an eccentric  mix  of  western  and  eastern-influenced  architecture.  Upon  arrival, check-in  to  the hotel
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10: Hoi An  ( B , L )

Enjoy a walking tour on Hoi An’s narrow cobblestone streets and visit the Phuc Kien Pagoda, the 400   year   old   Japanese   Covered   Bridge,   the   colourful   bazaar,   and   the   local   market. Later  on, enjoy a boat trip down the Thu Bon River to Kim Bong Village on Cam Kim Island. The residents of this village are woodworkers and boat building families. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi An - Hue ( B, L )

Breakfast at hotel. Your tour guide & driver pick up at hotel for transfer to Hue. Along the way, stop in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum, , which houses the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. The museum, which is a replica of Cham architecture, displays about 300 original sandstone and terra cotta artefacts, dating back to between the fifth and the sixteenth century.Arrive in Hue in the afternoon. Overnight in Hue.

Day 12: Hue city tour ( B,L )

Breakfast at hotel. Start visit to the former imperial capital of Vietnam, begins with a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River. From here you will visit Hue's Thien Mu Pagoda and the Imperial Citadel, from  which  the  Nguyen  Dynasty  ruled  between  1802  and  1945.  In  the  afternoon,  visit  the
mausoleums of two of Hue's former emperors. The mausoleum of Tu Duc features tranquil gardens and lakes, whilst Emperor Khai Dinh's is designed in an elaborate European-influenced style. Overnight in Hue.

Day 13: Hue flight to Ho Chi Minh city ( B, L )  

After breakfast, be transfer to airport for short flight to Ho Chi Minh city
This  afternoon,  visit  the  War  Remnants  or  the  History  Museum  and  the  former  Presidential Palace.  Finish  the  day with  a  stroll  around  the  colonial  sights  of  the  city  including  the  Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Saigon Post Office amongst others. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh city - Cai be- Vinh Long - Ho Chi Minh city ( B,L)  

The  colourful  floating  markets,  emerald  rice  fields,  lush  back  waterways;  these  are  the things  that make  the  Mekong  so  interesting.  Journey  to  Cai  Be  and  Vinh  Long  to  cruise the  many  tributaries  of the  Mekong,  walk  along  the  famous  ‘Monkey  Bridges’  that  link the  villages  together  and  wander amongst vibrant tropical fruit gardens.

At 0730 depart for the 3-hour drive to Cai Be, deep in the Mekong Delta. The tour begins with a visit  of  the  colourful  Cai  Be  floating  market,  followed  by  a  visit  to  some  locale  home factories that  produce  rice  paste,  rice  popcorn  and  coconut  candy.  Proceed  to  evergreen islands  among the Mekong River through a large network of meandering tributaries, crisscrossed with  countless  arroyos.  Lunch  is  eaten  before  the  cruise  to  Vinh  Long  to  discover  beautiful landscapes along the river  and  observe  the  typical  Mekong  Delta  rural  life.  Following  head back  to  Ho  Chi  Minh  City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh departure ( B )

The day is at your leisure for last minute sight-seeing or shopping until your transfer to Tan Son Nhat  Airport  for  your  onward  flight  to  Siem  Reap.

CATEGORY

Price per person in USD in the party  of  01 Jun 2009 - 30 Jun 2010

2p 3-4 5-6 7-8 9 -10

Superior  3*

2450

2250

2120

2020 1900

First Class  4*

2850

2750

2600

2500 2350
Deluxe 5* 3550 3450 3320 3150 300

Indochina Tour from Phnom Penh Cambodia - 15 days Indochina Tour
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Tour Prices(Price per person and in US$)

Indochina Emotion 15 Days / 14 Nights

Includes:
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a driver and Private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
  • Services of an English speaking guide during all tours and transfers.
  • Entrance fees for all sights visited.
  • Meals : B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Domestic airport taxes for any domestic flights
  • Normal visa processing fees
  • Entrance fees for visiting Angkor visits (pleases bring one passport photo for Angkor Pass)
  • International flights to and from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang to Hanoi
Excludes:
  • Vietnamese visa stamping fees at the Vietnam Embassy abroad
  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....
  • Personal insurance
  • Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival: USD20/person, please bring 1 passport photo)

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