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Discover Laos Vietnam Cambodia 33 days tour from New Zealand

Discover Laos Vietnam Cambodia 33 days tour from New Zealand

 

 

 

Vietnam Cambodia Laos

 

 

  • TOUR IN BRIEF:

 

  • The route of Indochina: Laos Vietnam Cambodia 33 daysDAY 1 -15th Dec 2019: VIENTIANE ARRIVAL (LAOS)
  • DAY 2-16th Dec 2019: VIENTIANE – CITY TOUR - DRIVE TO VANG VIENG
  • DAY 3-17th Dec 2019: VANG VIENG - LUANG PRABANG
  • DAY 4-18th Dec 2019: LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT VILLAGE - LUANG SI WATERFALL
  • DAY 5-19th Dec 2019: LUANG PRABANG – CITY TOUR - NONG KHIEW
  • DAY 6 - 20th Dec 2019: NONG KHIEW MUANG NGOY - NONG KHIEU
  • DAY 7 - 21st Dec 2019: NONG KHIEU - PAK OU - LUANG PRABANG
  • DAY 8-22nd Dec 2019: LUANG PRABANG -FLIGHT TO HANOI
  • DAY 9-23rd Dec 2019: HANOI - CITY TOUR - SIGHTSEEING
  • DAY 10-24th Dec 2019: HANOI - NINH BINH (HOA LU - TAM COC) - HANOI - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA
  • DAY 11-25th Dec 2019: SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE TREKKING - SAPA
  • DAY 12-26th Dec 2019: SAPA - LAO CHAI - TA VAN TREKKING VILLAGE - BUS TO HANOI
  • DAY 13-27th Dec 2019: HANOI TO HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT CRUISE
  • DAY 14-28th Dec 2019: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE
  • DAY 15-29th Dec 2019: HUE - IMPERIAL HUE - CRUISE TO DISCOVERY
  • DAY 16-30th Dec 2019: HUE - DA NANG - HOI AN
  • DAY 17-31st Dec 2019: HOI AN – COUNTRYSIDE TOUR - FISHING - BIKING - COOKING- FARMING
  • DAY 18-1st Jan 2020: HOI AN - WALKING TOUR - FLIGHT TO NHA TRANG
  • DAY 19-2nd Jan 2020: NHA TRANG - FREE AND EASY DAY ON BEACH
  • DAY 20 - 3rd Jan 2020: NHA TRANG - FREE AND EASY DAY ON BEACH - FLIGHT TO HO CHO MINH IN THE LATE AFTERNOON
  • DAY 21-4th Jan 2020: HO CHI MINH - CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR
  • DAY 22 -5th Jan 2020: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA - CAI BE FLOATING MARKET - CAN THO
  • DAY 23 -6th Jan 2020: CAN THO - FLOATING MARKET - CHAU DOC
  • DAY 24 - 7th Jan 2020: CHAU DOC - SPEEDBOAT TO PHNOM PENH
  • DAY 25 - 8th Jan 2020: PHNOM PENH - CITY TOUR
  • DAY 26 - 9th Jan 2020: PHNOM PENH - BATTAMBANG
  • DAY 27 - 10th Jan 2020: BATTAMBANG
  • DAY 28 - 11th Jan 2020: BATTAMBANG – BANTEAY CHMAR TEMPLE – SIEM REAP
  • DAY 29 - 12th Jan 2020: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR HIGHLIGHTED TEMPLES
  • DAY 30 - 13th Jan 2020: SIEM REAP – VILLAGE WALK & FLOATING COMMUNITY
  • DAY 31 - 14th Jan 2020: ANGKOR OUTLYING TEMPLES
  • DAY 32 - 15th Jan 2020: SIEM REAP - FREE AND EASY DAY
  • DAY 33 - 16th Jan 2020: SIEM REAP -DEPARTURE

 

 

  • TOUR IN DETAILED

 

 

Discover Laos Vietnam Cambodia 33 days tour from New Zealand - Laos

 

 

DAY 1 -15th Dec 2019: VIENTIANE ARRIVAL (LAOS)

 

  • Arrival at Wattay international airport then transfer with our guide to your hotel for checking in.
  • After a short rest, join us for welcome dinner at a local restaurant where you will enjoy your welcome dinner with delicious Laotian food and special traditional music and dancing show.
  • Lunch on your own. Overnight at your hotel.

 

INCLUSION: transfer, English tour guide, hotel in Vientiane, dinner

 

 

DAY 2-16th Dec 2019: VIENTIANE – CITY TOUR - DRIVE TO VANG VIENG

 

  • After breakfast at the hotel, we start our city tour by visiting the Talat Sao Market.  Then continue to visit the oldest Wat Sisaket which houses thousands of tiny Buddha images and row after row of seated Buddhas. Our next destination is Haw Phra Kaew, the royal temple that once enshrined the Emerald Buddha. Today it is a museum where there resides a tremendous collection of religious art. We will end the day at the svelte and golden Pha That Luang, the most important national monument in Laos - a symbol of Buddhist religion and Lao sovereignty. The stupa of this temple is 40m high and covered with gold that can be seen from kilometres away.
  • After that, we depart for Vang Vieng - a riverside town located in Central Laos. Surrounded by the karst landscape, Vang Vieng overflows many interesting activities like caving and tubing down the river.
  • After a short rest, we transfer by boat down the poetic Nam Song River providing amazing scenery of karst rock. This is also a popular tourist destination with the landscape of authentic Lao countryside. Following an exploration of the river, we will transfer to your hotel by private vehicle for checking in.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant. Dinner on your own. Overnight in hotel.

 

INCLUSION: transfer, English tour guide, hotel, hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee, boat trip

 

 

DAY 3-17th Dec 2019: VANG VIENG - LUANG PRABANG

 

  • After breakfast at the hotel, we spend time visiting the local market and discover Tham Chang Cave - one of the most important sites in Vang Vieng. Located on the Southern side of Vang Vieng, Tham Chang Cave used to be home for migrating people due to its ideal climate. From here, visitors can see the amazing view of the villages and rice fields. Then visit Ban Huai Ngai village.
  • We then depart for Luang Prabang with an opportunity to enjoy the magnificent scenery of the road between Vang Vieng and Luang Prabang. You can see the mountain contrasted with the plains and rice fields. We reach World Heritage of UNESCO, Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. Luang Prabang is the former royal capital of Laos and considered by Lao people to be a national treasure.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant. Dinner on your own. Overnight in hotel

 

INCLUSION: transfer, English tour guide, hotel, hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee

 

 

DAY 4-18th Dec 2019: LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT VILLAGE - LUANG SI WATERFALL

 

  • An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Enjoy your UNESCO morning walk to understand insight of this charming town then stop and visit fresh local market and back to hotel for breakfast.
  • After breakfast at the hotel, our guide and driver will meet and escort for a 30min drive south of Luang Prabang to the elephant village. Here, you will visit the elephants and then go for a hike (25 mins, one person per elephant, howdah free).
  • In the afternoon, travelling outskirt of Luang Prabang, driving through green rice paddies and farms. Stop for visit few villages of H’mong and Lao Loum people, your guide can introduce you to local people and its great opportunity for you to involving with their daily activities such as wooden cotton spinning, weaving, rice harvesting and green vegetable farms.
  • On your arrival at the Kuang Si falls, enjoy main waterfalls with spectacular views and surrounding of orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools where you can cool off with a swim. End of your day, transfer back to Luang Prabang.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant. Dinner on your own. Overnight in hotel.

 

INCLUSION: transfer, English tour guide, hotel, hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee

 

 

DAY 5-19th Dec 2019: LUANG PRABANG – CITY TOUR - NONG KHIEW

 

  • This morning, transfer to the Phousi market. This market is infinitely populous and hectic with several edible products and local goods. By visiting it, you will have the opportunity to observe the activity of buying and selling of local people. These activities happen simply and quickly in an Asian style.
  • Then visit Wat Xieng Thong further emphasizes the uniqueness of Luang Prabang, its several roofs sweeping low to the ground. See also the impressive "tree of life" mosaic here. The gilt panel on the exterior of the chapel depicts semi-erotic episodes from the Ramayana.
  • Then visit the National Museum, explore the city’s fascinating array of shimmering temples and French colonial buildings.
  • Then drive to Nong Khiew. Stop to visit Ban Nayang village and Nam park market. Arrival in Nong Khiew and check in your hotel.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant. Dinner on your own. Overnight in hotel.

 

INCLUSION: transfer, English tour guide, hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee

 

 

DAY 6 - 20th Dec 2019: NONG KHIEW MUANG NGOY - NONG KHIEU

 

  • After breakfast, visit Pathok cave before embarking on boat to Muang Ngoy. Arrival and walking to visit the local villages. Walking back to Muong Ngoy and embarking on boat to cruise back Nong Khiew.
  • Lunch in a local restaurant. Dinner on your own. Overnight in hotel.

INCLUSION: transfer, English tour guide, hotel, hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee

 

 

DAY 7 - 21st Dec 2019: NONG KHIEU - PAK OU - LUANG PRABANG

 

  • After breakfast, drive from Nong Khiew to Luang Prabang. Visit Pak Ou caves at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. In these 2 caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. Then ferry back to the mainland and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant located in front of Pak Ou cave.
  • After that, heading to Luang Prabang and stop at Ban Xang Khong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with a local expert for practice and experience. Transfer back from Ban Xang Khong to your hotel for rest.
  • Dinner on your own. Overnight in hotel.

 

INCLUSION: transfer, English tour guide, hotel, hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee

 

 

DAY 8-22nd Dec 2019: LUANG PRABANG -FLIGHT TO HANOI (VIETNAM)

 

  • After breakfast, free time until transfer with our guide to the airport for your departure flight to Hanoi (Vietnam)
  • On your arrival in Hanoi, our driver and tour guide will pick you up and will transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi.
  • You will have free and easy time after 7 days trip in Laos and flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi.

 

INCLUSION: transfer, English tour guide, hotel in Hanoi, hotel breakfast

 

OPTIONAL TOUR: STREET FOOD TOUR FOR YOUR GROUP: PAY MORE 25 USD PER PERSON

 

  • We start our excellent street food walking tour in old quarter of Hanoi. Along the perimeter of the market, dozens of street hawkers sell a staggering variety of produce from live seafood to exotic fruits and spices. Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. We eat as we go, trying different street food's dishes and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart and local street food restaurants.
  • Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi street food dishes such as Bun Cha (The 44th president of the United States from 2009 to 2017- Obama's dish in Hanoi), Nom Bo Kho,Banh Cuon,Viet Fried Spring Rolls "Spring roll is one of Viet Nam’s best-loved dishes. These traditional Vietnamese spring rolls were originally made from shrimp, pork, carrot, crab, veggies within a roll".., at a local eatery ( Small restaurants, some outside, some inside ). Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.
  • Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialities that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. It’s the time for dessert as we venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed ice and condensed milk – this speciality is one not to be missed! Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi is Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!. At the end of the trip, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel

 

 

Vietnam tours

 

 

DAY 9-23rd Dec 2019: HANOI - CITY TOUR - SIGHT SEEING

 

Impress Travel Team will come to your hotel and pick you up for getting started from your hotel at 800 AM then getting starting for an amazing city tour as following most of the attractive visiting places in Hanoi:

 

  • HO CHI MINH PRESIDENT COMPLEX: Leaving hotel then transfer to visit this outstanding place. It is including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the Vietnamese great father or uncle Ho,  President Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House – where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969
  • ONE PILLAR PAGODA: This pagoda is a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave One Pillar Pagoda 
  • WEST LAKE & TRAN QUOC PAGODA: It is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, located beside West Lake.
  • LUNCH is served by Vietnamese cuisine and Asian style food, if you don’t like Vietnamese food or have a special request on the food you please let travel consultant know we will arrange a suitable food for you.
  • TEMPLE OF LITERATURE: As you know a Temple of Confucius in Hanoi, northern Vietnam. The temple hosts the "Imperial Academy", Vietnam's first national university. The temple was built in 1070 at the time of Emperor Ly Thanh Tong.
  • VIETNAM MUSEUM OF ETHNOLOGY: This museum is very particular & most interesting one in Hanoi with many different things relating to the 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.
  • HOAN KIEM LAKE AND NGOC SON TEMPLE: Here are the last places to visit for the city tour, we will walk around the lake and visit Ngoc Son temple before have a Cyclo Tour.
  • TAKE A HOUR ON CYCLO: To ride around the old quarter, it is great and experienced watching the busy & narrow streets in the old quarter from CYCLO.
  • WATCHING WATER PUPPET SHOW: This show offers the “unique” water puppet program which is the extremely attractive spiritual “speciality”.
  • Overnight in Hanoi

 

INCLUSION: transfer, English tour guide, hotel, hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee

 

 

DAY 10-24th Dec 2019: HANOI - NINH BINH (HOA LU - TAM COC) - HANOI - NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA

 

  • 7.30 – 8.00 AM: Pick up at your hotel in the Old Quarter between 7.30 – 8.00 AM then we leave the bustling Hanoi to the south by our Luxury and comfortable Van.
  •  8.00 – 10.00 AM: Duration of 2 hour transferring, our tour guide will give you the information of Vietnam such as history, culture, people… Especially, we will have a mini-game show to teach you how to say and write some Vietnamese simple words such as Xin Chào, Tạm Biệt, Tôi yêu Ninh Bình… on the conical hat which we will give you like a little souvenir and you can wear it during all the trip. 
  • 10 AM: Arrive in Tam Coc, we will prepare for a boat trip to visit the beautiful Tam Coc, it takes 1.30 hours rowing along Ngo Dong river through the three mysterious caves while enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks.
  • 11.30 AM: We will get on Thanh pier for a short walk to visit Thai Vi Temple which is one of the well-known temples in Ninh Binh and Vietnam. Continuing 10 minutes walking along the valley with rice fields, rivers and lotus ponds for Tam Coc Nature Lodge, where we will spend the interesting time for relaxing & having set menu lunch - Vietnamese food.
  • 13.30 PM: you have a chance to be a fisherman and learn how to catch the fish in the pond or river.
  • 14:00 – 15:00 PM: We ride a bike to Thung Nang where we ride along the river among of the rice field, lotus ponds and Limestone Mountains. Then continue to ride a bike to discover Dam Khe Trong village where the real picture of the rural countryside in the north of Vietnam.
  • 15: 00: Get in Limousine Bus, drive to visit Hoa Lu Ancient citadel which was built in the 10th century, we will visit the two temples were dedicated to King Dinh & King Le.
  • 16:00 PM: Leave Hoa Lu, Ninh Binh province and head back to Hanoi Capital.
  • 18:30 PM: Arrive in Hanoi & we will drop you at your hotel in the Old Quarter. Trip end!
  • Have dinner before transferring to the train Station for your train trip to Sapa
  • Night train to Sapa, overnight on the train (about 300km, 8 hours

 

Day inclusion: transfer with carefully chosen experienced driver outstanding English speaking guideAll entrance feesLunch – Vietnamese Cuisine at Tam Coc Nature Eco LodgeAll sightseeing tickets.Good bike with gears 02 bottles of Mineral water services charges and government tax.Rowing boat to visit Tam Coc One conical hat as souvenirDemonstration of teaching to learn how to write, speak Vietnamese, and catch fish, night train to Sapa

 

 

DAY 11-25th Dec 2019: SAPA - CAT CAT TREKKING VILLAGE - SAPA

 

  • The night train arrives in Lao Cai station at 6 AM
  • Take driving up from Lao Cai station to Sapa town ( 40km, 1-hour drive by land transfer ), Located at an elevation of 1600 meters, Sapa is a delightful former French hill station situated in the mountainous region of Vietnam’s northwest, close to the Chinese border. The region is home to many ethnic minority groups and each group appear with their own traditional customs and habits with their own lifestyle, with differences in the architecture of houses, different costumes, and different with their own cultures which have been being preserved since from generations to generations,
  • Arrival in Sapa, put off your luggage, get change and breakfast ( notice: A quick shower can be arranged on your request; hotel check-in time is from 14:00, early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability and upon hotel regulation
  • In the morning: the van will bring you to the Black Hmong’s village where start a sightseeing tour beginning with a minority village named Cat Cat to observe minority villagers colourfully dressed indigo tunics, leggings, elaborately pleated skirts, and silver-studded jackets. Interact with these minorities and learn about their unique lifestyle, which has not much changed despite the long passage of time. You will also enjoy a mountain minority traditional dance show here and trekking around the village then van will bring you back to Sapa.
  • Have a lunch at local restaurant
  • After lunch, in the afternoon, free and easy time
  • Get back to Sapa town and spend the rest of the day at leisure.
  • Have a dinner then free time to explore Sapa town at night and overnight in Sapa.

 

Day Inclusions: A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, Hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee (s), accommodation (hotel) in Sapa, complimentary water on bus.

 

 

DAY 12-26th Dec 2019: SAPA - CAT CAT VILLAGE TREKKING - BUS TO HANOI

 

  • Good morning Sapa, enjoy the buffet breakfast and café then check out the hotel before getting started the trip to explore the minority village along Muong Hoa River such as Lao Chai’s Black Hmong Village and Ta Van’s Giay village.
  • The van will bring you to Lao Chai village where you will start trekking via the rice terraces and Black Hmong houses and suspension bridges, or to see rice water mills and being in touch-friendly communication with ethnic people ( the trekking way is not hard – easy trekking; trekking, taking photographs and going sightseeing by the most beautiful landscapes such as rice terraces, valleys, streams and to study the local daily life’s experiences)
  • After 3 hour trekking to explore the hill tribe villages belongs to Muong Hoa River, we arrive in Ta Van village where we will have lunch and break here during lunch time we can enjoy the ethnic minority people’s traditional music and dance performances.
  • After lovely time here, we will get on the Bus for 5 hour journey to return Hanoi, we arrive in Hanoi at 20.30 PM Overnight in Hanoi

 

Day Inclusions: A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, Hotel breakfast, lunch, entrance fee (s), accommodation (hotel) in Hanoi, complimentary water on bus.

 

 

DAY 13-27th Dec 2019: HANOI TO HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT CRUISE

 

  • 08:00 am -8:30 AM, pick up from your hotel to travel to Halong Bay ( notice: pickup time can be a bit flexible depends on each different Cruise, distance Hanoi – Halong bay is 160km, a stop for break time on halfway for a refreshment ).
  • You enjoy the drive and sightseeing the peaceful countryside scenery during the bus trip ( 4 hours ), we arrive at the at Ha Long bay seaport at around noon time
  • At 12.00 noon, you aboard the cruise, check in & enjoy a welcome drink while your cabin will be assigned.
  • Check in your cabin and put your luggage in, relax and may do a short inspection tour by moving around the cruise to discover about the cruise’s architecture & design
  • Relax, sightseeing and taking photographs before lunch is served.
  • A sumptuous lunch with fresh seafood meal will be served while cruise slowly gliding out into the Halong Bay.
  • It’s a wonderful opportunity to admire thousands of islands and islets with magnificent caves and grottoes at the inside the islands, admiring sparkling stalactites and stalagmites like germs and listening to the legends of the Dragons and the land and sea scape in the area,
  • You may enjoy extra activities organized on board ( depends on each cruise’ program, such as visiting a floating village, going for kayaking ( notice: extra activities subject to availability, kayaking fee is on own expense, can be available on request at Cruise’s reception )
  • Relax on the cruise during the happy hours or may join in a cooking demonstration, watching the sunset on Cruise.
  • Dinner is served on the cruise
  • After dinner, free at leisure time to relax on Cruise and socialize with other guests or can join in some other evening activities such as squid fishing…,
  • Overnight in your cabin on the Cruise.

 

Day Inclusions: Hotel breakfast, shuttle bus A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide on CRUISE only, entrance fee, full board, joint Cruise in Halong bay with private cabin (  2 persons share 1 cabin )

 

 

DAY 14-28th Dec 2019: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE

 

  • Early bird risers may be awarded a great chance to enjoy the sunrise and enjoy the amazingly peaceful breath-taking beauties of Ha Long Bay’s seascape in the early morning.
  • Refresh your body & soul with a Tai-chi martial art lesson on the sundeck
  • Breakfast will be served
  • You continue to enjoy the sightseeing tour on the cruise until noontime, sightseeing, taking photographs & relax on board
  • At about 09:30 – 10:00, pack up your luggage and check out your cabin while cruising returning to the boat pier.
  • Lunch will be served on Cruise ( or in a restaurant in land in Halong city, depends on different cruise’s program)
  • 11:30 am – Return to prier, and disembark the Cruise & say fare well to all crew member,
  • Meet again the driver and the bus for another 4 driving back to Hanoi,
  • About 16:00 – Arrival back to Hanoi central city. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue.
  • On your arrival in Hue, our driver and tour guide will pick you up at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel in Hue.
  • Stay overnight in Hue.

 

Day Inclusions: Breakfast & lunch on Cruise, local English speaking tour guide on Cruise, entrance fee, and Halong cruise – disembark at noon time, A/C land transfer with the shuttle bus, hotel in Hue

 

 

DAY 15-29th Dec 2019: HUE IMPERIAL CITY TOUR (B, L)

 

  • Arriving to Hue around 0900AM, having breakfast then we take a boat for a cruise on the gentle Huong River :
  • Visit to a quiet Thuy Bieu village – 6.5 km from the city centre – a laidback village famous for growing the Thanh Tra fruit (a kind of small pomelo), visit many garden houses, a unique feature of Hue countryside, and enjoy a nice walking and biking around the village.
  • Visit an old communal house, pass by several ancient ancestral temples and communicate with local people.
  • Visit an incense making family and discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm. You may also join their activities: gardening, talking and drinking tea with them.
  • Back to Thuy Bieu restaurant, relax by steeping your foot in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice and enjoy excellent massage by blind people.
  • Lunch at Thuy Bieu restaurant.
  • In the afternoon, discovery of Emperor Minh Mang’s tomb, ponds and gardens is known for its perfect harmony between architecture and its natural environment. It began to be built during his reign (1820-1841) and was completed only in 1843, two years after his death by his successor Thieu Tri.
  • Dinner on your own.
  • Overnight in Hue.

 

Day Inclusions: Breakfast & lunch, tour guide, entrance fee, boat trip, hotel in Hue

 

 

DAY 16-30th Dec 2019: HUE - DA NANG - HOI AN

 

  • After breakfast at your hotel.
  • You enjoy your free time at leisure or visit the Dong Ba Market & check out the hotel
  • Leaving Hue, we depart to Hoian, stopover on the summit of the Hai Van Mountain Pass ( of 30 km length ) for a sightseeing tour and taking photographs from the top of the mountain.. ( it is from the top of the Hai Van Mount Pass, where you may see a breathtaking scenery of the panoramic view of the Eastern Sea especially the white sandy Lang Co Beach all in your vision )
  • On arrival Danang city, lunch is served
  • In the afternoon, we take a visit to the Cham Museum to learn about the Cham people’s history, culture, and especially architecture and sculpture with stones, temples and towers, these are truly magnificent & unique artworks of a people who once found and developed a very brilliantly Empire and civilization from about the 4th until the 13th centuries and in the land where present day is the central part of Vietnam
  • Lunch is served at the Vietnamese restaurant
  • In the afternoon, we a visit the Marble mountain which is a cluster of five hills made from limestone and marble, and named after the 5 essential elements including metal, wood, water, fire and earth, , Marble Mountains are a well-known pilgrimage site with peaks, caves, tunnels and temples all just waiting to be discovered.
  • On arrival in Hoi An, check in the hotel and overnight at the hotel in Hoi An
  • Drive to Hoi An, check in your hotel, this is a very good chance for you to get some clothes tailored by your own fashions and style.
  •  Free time & Overnight in Hoi An

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, hotel accommodation, water

 

 

DAY 17-31st Dec 2019: HOI AN – COUNTRYSIDE TOUR - FISHING - BIKING - COOKING- FARMING

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Am: Pick up from the hotel in Hoi An and takes you to Cam Nam fishing village to learn fishing for more experience under the instruction of the local people, especially, you will practice how to catch fish, how to cast a fish net into the river… next, proceed to the green Bay Mau water coconut forest, where you will get a chance to row a basket boat and using a fishing tool to catch field crabs while admiring the tranquil atmosphere of the real peaceful countryside area once the revolutionary base of Hoi An in the past, Leaving the coconut forest, you will be transferred and to ride a bicycle for visiting Tra Que Vegetable Village, You will ride through peaceful villages and enjoy the beauties of the countryside of surrounding area in Hoi An.
  • On arrival Tra Que, you are welcomed with the friendly smiles and special drink; “E” water or local tea.
  • It is here that you will have a chance to do a cooking class with the family, under the instruction of the house owner, you will practice how to prepare ingredients, and cook the Hoi An special authentic dishes.
  • Have lunch at the local family.
  • Pm: You will dress in farming clothes, take a short walk around to visit the garden where local farmers work and use the traditional methods without having electrical machines support. After that you are under the instruction of household; he will show you how to prepare and make the land, you fertilize green manure before growing vegetables. Watering the vegetables, which you have just grown, is the last activity in the procedure of planting them. After that, you come back the house to relax by soaking your feet in Vietnamese herbs. This is one of the ways to refresh ourselves after the hard time in garden of Vietnamese.  Then you be transferred back your hotel in Hoi An.
  • Free time and overnight in Hoian

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, local boat, basket boat and fishing tools, bicycle & helmet, English Speaking guide, entrance fees, cooking class, lunch, hotel accommodation, water

 

 

DAY 18-1st Jan 2020: HOI AN - WALKING TOUR - FLIGHT TO NHA TRANG BEACH

 

  • Have breakfast at the hotel.
  • This morning you will take a tour to wander around the old streets to visit Hoi An ancient town including the Japanese Covered Bridge, the beautiful Chinese Assembly Halls, the Phuoc Kien Pagoda, and the local market…
  • Lunch is served at the restaurant
  • You are free & easy before being transferred to Danang airport to take the flight to Nha Trang
  • Free and easy day on each in Nha Trang beach - one of nicest beaches in Vietnam.

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, hotel accommodation, water

 

 

DAY 19-2nd Jan 2020: NHA TRANG - FREE AND EASY DAY ON BEACH

 

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Free and easy ay on beach

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, hotel accommodation

 

 

DAY 20 - 3rd Jan 2020: NHA TRANG - FREE AND EASY DAY ON BEACH - FLIGHT TO HO CHO MINH IN THE LATE AFTERNOON

 

  • Hotel breakfast
  • Free and easy ay on beach
  • Transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh.
  • On your arrival in Ho Chi Minh, our driver and tour guide will pick you up at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
  • Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, hotel accommodation, transfer, tour guide

 

 

DAY 21-4th Jan 2020: HO CHI MINH - CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • 08:00 am, the sightseeing tour begins with a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office
  • The Reunification Palace
  • The War Remnants Museum
  • Lunch is served at a restaurant
  • Cu Chi tunnels: Watching a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters made by 500-pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. For those interested, there’s even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide, entrance fee, lunch, hotel accommodation, water

 

 

DAY 22 -5th Jan 2020: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA - CAI BE FLOATING MARKET - CAN THO

 

  • Breakfast at the hotel
  • Pick up from the hotel, and transfer you to Mekong River Delta to Cai Be.
  • On arrival, start your tour with a visit to Cai Be floating market place ( the market is most busy in very early morning only, which is a very typical floating market in the Mekong delta region ).
  • Our boat will stop for a visit to some local factories making Coconut candies, rice crispy cakes, rice papers making workshop, you will have chance to visit some Ancient houses typical of local landlords in the early 20th century, with the blend of Oriental and Western architectural styles
  • A delicious lunch will be served at a local house in the cool shade of An Binh Island’s orchards.
  • In the afternoon, take a traditional rowboat and venture deeper into the countryside, floating through narrow canals to enjoy the peaceful surroundings. Stop at a nursery garden to discover how farmers along the delta produce their world famous fruits and vegetables.
  • The cruise ends around 3:30 PM in Vinh Long, meet again our driver for a drive further to Can Tho city
  • On arrival in Can Tho, check in the hotel, free & easy
  • Free time & overnight at hotel in Can Tho city

 

Inclusion: hotel breakfast, private A/C transfer, English speaking tour guide entrance fee, lunch, hotel accommodation, water

 

 

DAY 23 -6th Jan 2020: CAN THO - FLOATING MARKET - CHAU DOC

 

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Let’s make an early bird  then have breakfast before taking a motor-boat along the river to visit the Cai Rang floating Market, perhaps one of the most colorful and unique of all kind of local markets in Vietnam, hundreds of boats with full of stuffs of all kinds have flocked to the Market for exchanging their products ( notice: The Market is most busy in very early morning )
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  • We continue the cruise and walk on a quite country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the residents as they go about their daily routines. Visit a noodle factory, and tropical fruit gardens like papaya, mango, pineapple…
  • Spend a short time for cycling around the village will give you a fantastic way to experience local life. We say goodbye your host and drive back to Hồ Chí Minh City.
  • Lunch will be served at a local restaurant
  • Transfer you to Chau Doc.
  • Stay overnight in Chau Doc

 

Day inclusions: Hotel Breakfast, A/C transfer with group, English speaking tour guide, lunch, boat trip to floating Market of Cai Rang, Entrance fee, water, Hotel in Chau Doc

 

 

DAY 24 - 7th Jan 2020: CHAU DOC - SPEEDBOAT TO PHNOM PENH

 

  • Leaving Chau Doc Vietnam by speed boat on Mekong River. This unique mean of transportation gives you an amazing chance to explore one of the most mysterious rivers of the world, the Great Mekong, and admire the natural beauty of its timeless scenery. Phnom Penh arrival then visiting a charming city.
  • MORNING TIME: Breakfast at the hotel, check out the leaving Chau Doc, transfer to boat pier for the express boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh ( you join the cruise with other passengers ). The Boat arrival in Phnom Penh around 12.00 mid-noon.
  • LUNCHTIME: Meet and greet by our guide and transfer to hotel in Phnom Penh.  After check-in, we have lunch in a local restaurant.
  • Upon arrival, meet and transfer to hotel for check-in or dropping off your luggage (Early check-in is NOT included & subject to hotel’s availability).

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED TODAY: Hotel Breakfast, Private A/C transfer, English-speaking tour guide, lunch, speedboat, water, Hotel in Phnom Penh.

 

 

DAY 25 - 8th Jan 2020: PHNOM PENH - CITY TOUR

 

  • Set out on a city tour to visit the Royal Place built in 1866 by King Norodom; Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles and located within the Royal Palace compound, and visit Tuol Sleng Museum, a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime.
  • The peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Situated 17km from Phnom Penh town, Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. The remnants inside the memorial and the mass graves that dot the area remind you of the suffering of the victims. This journey into Cambodia’s past will provide you with a background on the cruelty of the Khmer Rouge regime. It will also give you an appreciation of the struggle that Cambodian people have faced and their tremendous courage to move on and rebuild their nation.
  • Continue to visit the Russian market and end the trip with a visit of the Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.

 

Meals included:

Accommodation: Phnom Penh

***Service includes: Vehicle, English speaking guide, Water, and Tissue.

 

 

Cambodia tours

 

 

DAY 26 - 9th Jan 2020: PHNOM PENH - BATTAMBANG

 

  • Today we have nearly five-hour drive to Battambang. Leave the hustle and bustle of Phnom Penh behind as you head north to Kampong Luong which is a silversmith village. Observe silversmiths creating ornate and fashionable silver objects. Learn how the community makes pottery in the traditional way and observe how sugar is collected from the sugar palm trees. Let your guide assist you with translating if you are interested to learn more about village life.
  • Transfer onwards to Battambang and check into your hotel upon arrival late afternoon. Lunch is at the hotel (own account).
  • Visit to the well preserved 11th century Angkorian temple of Prasat Phnom Banan, located atop a hill bearing the same name. After climbing the 350+ steps you are treated to a peaceful setting with superb views across the surrounding countryside.
  • Taken to experience the best element of Battambang, enjoy the bamboo train ride viewing the real countryside landscape and observe the daily activities of the indigenous people.

 

Meals included:

Accommodation: Battambang

Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, A/C vehicle, cold water/towel, and entrance fees

 

 

DAY 27 - 10th Jan 2020: BATTAMBANG

 

  • Spend your day exploring the countryside around Battambang opt on a bicycle visiting Cambodian families who produce traditional products (such as fermented fish paste, rice paper, dried bananas, bamboo sticky rice, and rice wine), made in the same way they have been for generations. You will learn first-hand about everyday life in rural communities which make up over 70% of Cambodia’s population.
  • Lunch is in town (own arrangement).
  • End of the day with a visit to Phnom Sampeau, which is a massive limestone outcrop that is dissected by a number of caves some of which are more accessible than others. Some caves contain unexpected reminders of Cambodia’s turbulent history. Every evening at nightfall, thousands of bats make their way out of caves in the hillside to feed before returning at dawn. This natural phenomenon really is a "must see" for the visitor.
  • Tonight you are recommended to visit Lotus Bar and Gallery or Bric a Brac for a glass of wine following by the dinner at Jaan Bai restaurant (own account). The menu was created by a Michelin Star chef who resides in Bangkok, Thailand.

 

Meals included:

Accommodation: Battambang

***Service includes: Vehicle, English speaking guide, Entrance fees, cold water, tissue.

 

 

DAY 28 - 11th Jan 2020: BATTAMBANG – BANTEAY CHMAR TEMPLE – SIEM REAP

 

  • Bid farewell to Battambang and drive 2.5 hours further northwest to the seldom visited province of Banteay Meanchey. This province is home to the ancient temple of Banteay Chhmar, which is also referred to as the “Fortress of the Cat”. This large temple is rarely visited by tourists due to its remoteness, thus it makes a refreshing change from the crowds at Angkor Wat. Severe looting has prevented archaeologists from understanding the temple and its function in detail, leaving its use to speculation. A low key community tourism project has recently been established in the village to help the poor people taking care of the temple to supplement their incomes.
  • Upon arrival, the local community will welcome you and members will join us to visit the temple explaining its history. Continue your transfer to Siem Reap arriving midafternoon.

 

Meals included:

Accommodation: Siem Reap

*** Inclusive of: English Speaking Guide, A/C vehicle, cold water/towel, entrance fees

 

 

DAY 29 - 12th Jan 2020: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR HIGHLIGHTED TEMPLES

 

  • Beat the crowd early morning by 7 am; visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins.  The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.
  • Lunch is on own account.
  • Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom & Bayon. Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another one, until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit the surroundings of the complex including the Baphuon, Elephant Terrace, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area.

 

Meals included:

Accommodation: Siem Reap

***Service includes: Vehicle, English speaking guide, Temple entrance fee, Water, and Tissue.

 

 

DAY 30 - 13th Jan 2020: SIEM REAP – VILLAGE WALK & FLOATING COMMUNITY

 

  • Morning transfer out of the Siem Reap town to a beautiful village in the countryside, you will start to walk through the village houses, witnessing very nice and different activities from the locals for their daily life. Just as some examples: how the locals wash vehicles, selling gasoline in whiskey bottles or the small shops where the locals sell food on the side of small streets.
  • Enjoy a view of this wonderful area and interact with very kindly people in the village. Leisurely walk through the rice paddies and see how this family doing daily work such as making rice wine, handicraft works meanwhile a member of the family will offer you a fresh coconut and some homemade rice wine to taste.
  • Hop in your van for driving onward to the next destination, a floating community, arrive at the quay for embarking on a motorized boat to visit floating houses village offering an incredible natural phenomenon of making their lives from the lake in a respectful and meaningful way. This is a great chance to witness one of Cambodia and the world’s most amazing natural wonders. Drive back to Siem Reap. (Note***floating community is recommended from September to February)
  • At your choice, Kayaking is available on request on Tonle Sap Lake at additional cost.

 

Meals included:

Accommodation: Siem Reap

***Service includes: Vehicle, English speaking guide, Private boat, Water and Tissue.

 

 

DAY 31 - 14th Jan 2020: ANGKOR OUTLYING TEMPLES

 

  • 7am, drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent, Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century and dedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears a series of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels, pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man. Drive on to Chau Srei Vibol which is a small charming temple on top of a hill which hardly sees any visitors - very few non-locals have heard of it, and it is set just far enough away from the main tourist routes.
  • Lunch is hosted at the local family, a great chance to chat with the survivor former village chief during Khmer Rouge regime.
  • Continue to the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya which flourished in the late 9th and earlier 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area and are referred to the Rolous group we visit the main one called Bakhong temple.

 

Meals included: Lunch

Accommodation: hotel in Siem Reap

***Service includes: Vehicle, English speaking guide, Temple fee, Water and Tissue

 

 

DAY 32 - 15th Jan 2020: SIEM REAP - FREE AND EASY DAY

 

  • Hotel breakfast
  • You will have one free and an easy day before departure flight on 16h Jan 2020. You can make shopping or relax in the hotel.
  • Stay overnight in Siem Reap

 

Meals included: Breakfast

Accommodation: hotel in Siem Reap

***Service includes:

 

 

DAY 33 - 16th Jan 2020: SIEM REAP -DEPARTURE

 

  • Breakfast at hotel, meet the driver and transfer to airport (without guide) for your departure flight.

 

Meals included:

***Service includes: Vehicle, Water and Tissue.

 

 

 

GROUP SIZE OF 2 ADULTS

 

 

PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON 3* HOTEL: 3730 USD

 

 

PRICE PER PERSON BASED ON 4* HOTEL: 4405 USD

 

 

 

EXTRA COST FOR FLIGHT TICKET

 

  • HANOI - HUE: 105 USD FOR ONE WAY TICKET
  • DA NANG -NHA TRANG: 85 USD FOR ONE WAY TICKET
  • NHA TRANG - HO CHI MINH: 85 USD FOR ONE WAY TICKET
  • LUANG PRABANG - HANOI: 185 USD FOR ONE WAY TICKET
  • PHNOM PENH  - SIEM REAP: 115 USD FOR ONE WAY TICKET


 

 

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