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World Heritages Of Indochina

Luang Prabang – Hanoi – Halong Bay –Da Nang – Hoi An – Myson – Hue – Sai Gon – Siem Reap
From: $1076
  • Royal Palace Museum in Luang Prabang
  • Pak Ou Cave, there are many small Buddha statue inside
  • Halong Bay view from Sung Sot cave
  • My Son Heritage of Champa people
  • A Japanese style covered bridge in Hoi An World Heritage
  • Hue Imperial Citadel World Heritage
  • Angkor Wat, World Heritage of Cambodia

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Overview
Tour Code: BTID11
This tour is the connecting in three astounding country Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia and 6 world heritages sites. The first impression is violet sunsets and golden Buddhas, gentle elephants and peaceful rural life of Laos. Explore Unesco World Heritage on foot or by bicyle to see colonial buildings and the Golden Stupa which is believed to contain a relic of Lord Buddha.

Experience the contrast of the ancient beauty of Angkor, Enjoy a traditional overnight cruise while it glides through the limestone karsts and its 2000 idyllic islets, deep caves, fishermens at work and beautiful beaches of Halong Bay. The quaint French colonial styles of Indochina the next and the intricate Hindu and Buddhist architecture will be included in this tour.
Itinerary Day by Day

Upon arrival in Luang Prapang airport, you will be metand transferred to your hotel.
Rest of the day Free

Meals: No

Accommodation: Villa Chitdara hotel (3*)

Morning, meet our guide and take a half day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then head to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We also have time to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, continue to visit former royal temples, Wat Visun where one can see the Biggest statue and the Museum (former king’s palace). You’ll also stop at the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. End of day climb up to Phousi Hill to take a sunset over the city and Mekong River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Villa Chitdara hotel (3*)

Morning, transfer to visit National Museum and then take a traditional riverboat for a 2-hour cruise upstream the Mekong River towards Pak Ou, to visit the sacred caves of Tham Ting and Tham Phum. Lunch at a quiet restaurant beside the River. After that you make a move to Ban Xang Hai village where you will find sticky rice wine distillation. The majority of people here distill rice wine and do weaving. Lunch will be served at the restaurant facing to the Nam U River.

In the afternoon continue to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls, located 30km south of Luang Prabang, where you can swim in a refreshing pools or just walk along the forest trails. On the way stop over to visit Ban Tha Pen the Hmong village.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Villa Chitdara hotel (3*)

Morning, free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi by ….
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will meet our guide and transfer to hotel for check in.
Late afternoon, transfer to visit Vietnam Historical Museum - was founded in September 1958 and it contains a great deal of valuable objects, which reflect all the periods of Vietnamese history, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and take a Cyclo tour through Hanoi’s downtown to sightsee the Old Quarter of 36 ancient streets.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Larosa Hanoi hotel (3*)

Morning pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel for transfer to Halong Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. On the way, you will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields. Stop half way to visit a handicraft workshop of fine clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Halong City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the mighty bay view. Halong Bay meaning Descending Dragon Bay in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. The bay cruise will continue with up close sighting of Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, a visit to Sung Sot Cave and swimming stop at Titov Beach. Relax to enjoy the bay view at sunset, have dinner after, go fishing at 09:00 PM and spend a night on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Glory Cruise in Halong Bay (3*)

Wake up at 06:30 AM and refresh your body and mind with a Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. Tai Chi is an ancient internal martial art often practiced in soft and gracefully slow moves to enhance internal harmony and vitality. Have tea and coffee onboard before proceeding to Titov Islet or Soi Sim Island to trek and swim. Check out at 09:30, have a buffet brunch while cruising back to shore. Disembark at 11:00 AM to transfer back Hanoi.

Arrival Hanoi, check in and free at leisure for sightseeing or shopping in Hanoi Old Quarter

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Larosa Hanoi hotel (3*)

Morning, you’re transferred to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder, and his rural style residence with a house on stilts and the Presidential Palace. Also part of this complex is the unique One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. Continue on to visit the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars.

Then transfer to airport for flight to Da Nang. The flight from Hanoi to Da Nang is approximately 1hour. Arrival Da Nang, meet our guide and stop en route in Da Nang City to visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture, built in 1915 and housing the most extensive collection of Cham ethnic sculpture artworks worldwide before arriving in Hoi An. Once a bustling maritime commercial port of Asia between 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site, is now a peaceful town of exceptionally well-preserved architecture, lifestyles and traditions. The town exemplifies a fascinating fusion of cultures between Vietnam and the outside world including China, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Check in hotel and free at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Kiman Hoi An hotel (3*)

Morning, transfer about 40 km West of Hoi An to visit My Son Sanctuary, another UNESCO-recognized world heritage which was once a religious center of Cham people where royal ceremonies and burials were performed. The site now is a colony of partially ruined Hindu temples from the total of 70 constructed by Cham Kings between the 4th and the 14th Centuries in dedication to god Shiva. It is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is often compared with other temple heritages of Southeast Asia such as Angkor in Cambodia, Ayuthaya in Thailand or Borobudur in Java.  Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, continue to Hoi An ancient tow to see its beauty up close. Included for your sightseeing will be the town’s iconic 400-year-old Covered Bridge with a small temple attached to one side as a prominent example of Japanese architecture, the Museum of Trade Ceramics which is an elegant Vietnamese style wooden house built in 1858 showcasing antique ceramic artifacts, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House typifying an ancient Chinese merchant residence, the Ong Temple built in 1653 by Chinese settlers to worship Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general whose character stands for loyalty, bravery and justice. Enjoy strolling the small streets of antique low tile-roofed houses, which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Kiman Hoi An hotel (3*)

Full day free at leisure for sightseeing

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Lantern Hoi An hotel (3*)

Morning, transfer to Hue in your private vehicle. Enjoy a stunning headland-and-bay panoramic view from the pass, which for miles hugs the mountainside along the shoreline and overlooking the Pacific. Stop at the military bunker up in the clouds for some incredible photo opportunities, before taking the car onwards to Lang Co beach for lunch.

Arrival Hue, start a sightseeing tour of Hue City beginning with Hue Citadel, a well-known UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site which is a 520 ha fortress-like grand complex built in the early 1800s and featuring three enclosures separated by heavy ramparts namely Kinh Thanh Hue (Civic City) as the outer, Hoang Thanh (Royal City) as the middle and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City) as the inner. Move on to Khai Dinh Tomb, the burial site of Khai Dinh, Vietnam’s second-to-last king, and the most elaborate compared to other kings’ tombs. The tomb shows a vivid European influence in architecture despite its Asian style. Stop by Dong Ba market, the city’s traditional commercial center, for shopping.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Thanh Lich Hotel (3*)

Morning, we cruise along the Perfume River for sightseeing and visiting two prominent historical landmarks namely Minh Mang Tomb, where Minh Mang, the 2nd Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty was buried, and Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery still in use with its origin dating back to 1601.

Afternoon, transfer to airport for flight from Hue to Sai Gon by ….


Arrival Sai Gon, meet our guide and transfer to visit Sai Gon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles, Sai Gon Central Post Office, former US Embassy, City Hall, China Town and the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built in 1909. End the day tour with a stroll through the Ben Thanh Market, which was built by the French in 1870 and originally named Les Halles Centrales. The market whose main entrance clock tower is a city’s symbol, features one-way aisles lined with vendor stands offering cheap goods for sale such as postcards, t-shirts, silk, bamboo and lacquer ware.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Elios hotel (3*)

Morning, start a full city tour beginning with a visit to the Reunification Palace which was formerly the South Vietnam President’s residence and symbol of the Southern Administration’s reign until end of April 1975. Proceed to the War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits including weaponry, photos and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans.

After lunch, transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap

Arrival Siem Reap, meet our local guide and transfer to hotel for check in.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Angkor Holiday hotel (3*)

Mornong begin to visit Prasat Kravan with its unique brick sculptures and Ta Prohm.  One of the area's most remarkable temples, Ta Prohm had been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. It reveals the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, similar the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Walk around to visit as well Takeo, Chau SayTevoda and Thommanon.

Lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon, continue to visit  Preah Khan temple, built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulders-hanging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. You’ll also visit Neak Pean, Ta Som, Eastern Mebon before take a relaxing stopover at Prasat Chrung visiting Tadev Hole and temple with the best Sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Angkor Holiday hotel (3*)

Today you'll visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: The temple complex covers 81 hectares and as wide as the size of the Imperial Palce in Beijing. You'll explore its distinctive five towers considered to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and surrounding moat and the ocean beyond.

Afternoon you will visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century masterpices), you'll encounter the South Gate with its huge statues, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the LeperKingandBayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara). Afterwards, drive back to Prasat BeyTemple located in the north of Phnom Bakheng south gate of Angkor Thom in TONLE OUM behind Prasat Bey temple, you'll depart from ports visits south gate of Angkor Thom and the wall along the Tonle Oum while listening romantic traditional music and histories of the Khmer. Then, back to the hotel. Enjoy feet massage in the city.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Angkor Holiday hotel (3*)

After your final breakfast in Siem Reap, you are free to do some last minute shopping and exploring before transferring to the airport for your flight departure.

Meals: Breakfast
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Hotel Accommodation with breakfast and based on twin or triple sharing 
  • Private English speaking guide 
  • 2D1N program in Halong
  • Entrance fees & Sightseeing as indicated
  • Meals at local restaurant as mentioned 
  • Visa approval letter (free)
  • Mineral water for every day
What's excluded
  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Dinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals. 
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any)
  • All other service not stated in the program
Our Recommended Add-on Programs & Trips
Hotels Used in This Tour
Villa Chitdara Luang PrabangLuang Prabang: Villa Chitdara or similar

Address: Khounsua Road, Ban Vat Nong, Luang Prabang Old Town, Luang Prabang, Laos

Description: Located in the charming old district of Luang Prabang, this beautiful guesthouse offers a secluded and relaxing retreat in the heart of a historic city. Situated on the peaceful Khounsua Road, Villa Chitdara offers 15 quiet and tranquil guest rooms, all tastefully decorated with wooden furniture and with private balconies. Guests can expect to have air-conditioner, cable / satellite TV, mini bar, hair dryer and complementary bottled waters provided as standard in their rooms. Just steps outside the hotel, many of the city's principal attractions such as Wat Xiang Thong, Wat Mai, and the Museum can be reached easily. In the morning, waking up to enjoy the complementary buffet breakfast in the garden before heading out to explore the city. For those who wants to keep in touch and stay up-to-date, Villa Chitdara offers wireless Internet access, free of charge. Villa Chitdara is an ideal place for an unforgettable stay in Luang Prabang.



Larosa hotel Hanoi tours Hanoi: Larosa Hanoi hotel or similar

Address: 34-36 Nguyen Khuyen Str., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
 
Description: The recently-built Larosa Hotel is located in the heart of the Old Quarter in close proximity to some of the most popular attractions including Hoan Kiem Lake and the nearby Thang Long Theatre, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh complex, Hanoi railway station as well as restaurants and shopping center within a few meters. Designed with European Classical style, the hotel gives a wide selection of 72 rooms with essential amenities, an elegant spa and a fitness center of latest equipment. Larosa is an ideal place for both leisure and business tourists.



Glory Halong CruiseHalong: Halong Glory Cruise or similar

Address: Tuan Chau Port, Tuan Chau Island, Halong, Vietnam

Description: Featured in each room, among other amenities, are desk, television, in room safe. Tours, room service, laundry service/dry cleaning are some of the extra comforts you'll find at this Halong cruise.

Facilities for recreation and leisure available include jacuzzi. Everything the cruise does is centered around the guest' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation.



Thanh Lich Hue HotelHue: Thanh Lich Hotel or similar

Address: 33 Hai Ba Trung Street, Hue City Central, Hue, Vietnam

Description: Well-positioned in Hue City Central, Thanh Lich Hotel Hue is the ideal point of departure for your excursions in Hue. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. This modern hotel is in the vicinity of popular city attractions such as Central Hospital, Notre Dame Cathedral, Perfume River.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Thanh Lich Hotel Hue is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Guests of the hotel can enjoy on-site features like Wi-Fi in public areas, express check-in/check-out, dry cleaning, 24-hour room service, laundry service.

The ambiance of Thanh Lich Hotel Hue is reflected in every guestroom. blackout curtains, shower, toiletries, bathrobes, clothes dryer are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. Throughout the day you can enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of the fitness center, garden, massage, indoor pool. Thanh Lich Hotel Hue is an ideal place of stay for travelers seeking charm, comfort and convenience in Hue.



Kiman Hoi An Hotel in tourHoi An: Kiman Hoi An Hotel or similar 

Address
461-463 Hai Ba Trung, Hoi An City, Quang Nam Province, Viet Nam

DescriptionKiman Hoi An Hotel & Spa is discreetly located in the centre of the world Heritage town of hoi an ancient town. This central location offers visitors the opportunity to experience the grace and elegance of Hoi An while staying in luxury hoi an accommodation. Kiman Hotel in Hoi An is the ideal accommodation choice for a weekend break, mid-week indulgence, business trip to Hoi An or an overnight stopover.






Elios Hotel Saigon Ho Chi MinhHo Chi Minh city: Elios Hotel or similar

Address: 233 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist 1 Saigon, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Description: Elios Hotel has 81 elegant designed rooms with a panoramic park-view rooftop restaurant.
In addition to a uniquely Saigon night life experience with bars, restaurants, music and a variety of shops, Elios Hotel are within walking distance from the famous Ben Thanh Market and other places of interest in the city.



Angkor Holiday Hotel Siem ReapSiem Reap: Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar

Address: Corner of Sivutha Blvd and National Road No.6, Siem Reap Angkor

Description: Nearly 10 years of experience, Angkor Holiday achieves high service quality on attending to every customer’s need. Owning a convenient position along the national road which is only 10 minute drive to the temple complex of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap International airport while the Royal Palace is two minutes away, every room is equipped with air-conditioner, satellite TV, IDD phone, and coffee-making facilities.  For business, two meeting rooms are available with other modern facilities.
Service Details During the Trip
Surcharge: Domestic airfare with taxes for flights by Vietnam Airlines (Subject to be changed)
•    Luang Prabang (LPQ) – Hanoi (HAN):     US$ 185/ pax/ way
•    Hanoi (HAN) – Danang (DAN):                 US$ 108/ pax/ way
•    Hue (HUI) – Saigon (SGN):                      US$ 108/ pax/ way
•    Saigon (SGN) – Siem Reap (REF):          US$ 190/ pax/ way


IMPORTANT NOTE:

• All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
• Supplement for standard menu meals: US$ 12 for lunch & US$ 18 for dinner
• Private services & daily departure
• Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve

SPECIAL OFFER
• [Free] Mineral water is available during transfers
• [Free] Myanmar visa approval letter on arrival
• [Free] Traditional Gifts

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