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16 Days Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Classic Tour

Hanoi-Halong Bay-Ho Chi Minh-Phnom Penh-Siem Reap-Luang Prabang

Tour Code: TAT-Laos-04

Tour Type: Private Tour

Price from: US$2245 Free Inquiry

Tour Feature

  • Best of Indo-china tour with local English-speaking guide service
  • Interact with local people of 3 SE Asian countries in one tour
  • Combine the highlights of each country in one package, making your tour worry free.
  • Enjoy the classic experience and activities in each country

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Day 1Arrival Hanoi

Transfer service to hotel

Meal: No meal
Accommodation: Tirant Hotel or similar ★★★★

Upon arriving in Hanoi, local tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. You can mooch through the streets of the city by yourself.

Hanoi City View
Hanoi City View

Day 2Hanoi

Group tour: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Stilt House, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, West Lake, Sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Water Puppet Performance

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tirant Hotel or similar ★★★★

Breakfast at hotel, you will be met at lobby of hotel at 08:00AM, join in a group to explore Vietnam’s charming capital for a day. Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone, with wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. You will visit Hanoi’s key sites: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, West Lake, Sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Besides, visit one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). You can enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance at the end of the tour. After tour, you will be drop off at your hotel.

Water Puppet Performance
Water Puppet Performance

Day 3Hanoi-Halong Bay

Halong Bay Cruise

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: V' Spirit Premier Cruise or similar ★★★★

This morning, you will be picked up at lobby of hotel around 7:30 and start your trip to Halong Bay. En route, we will drive through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where you can see Vietnamese village life. Upon arriving at Halong Bay, board a beautiful traditional junk, spending a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, you will enjoy a wonderful seafood meal. You will also have an opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Day 4Halong Bay-Hanoi

Cave of Surprises

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tirant Hotel or similar ★★★★

If you get up early, you can enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on board. Enjoy a hearty breakfate before the boat making its way back and stop at the Cave of Surprises, which is full of stalagmites and stalactites. The cruise boat sails back to the main harbour and the return Hanoi around 4.30 pm. You will be dropped at hotel in Hanoi and enjoy your free and leisure time on your own.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Day 5Hanoi-Ho Chi Minh

Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Alagon Zen Hotel or similar ★★★★

Have breakfast at the hotel, leisure time until there will be a private driver transfer you to the airport, and ready for the next flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Free at leisure for the rest of the day.

This city has amazing bustling streets, fantastic restaurants and thriving trees making it perfect for days of sightseeing, afternoon shopping and evening interaction enjoying a sunset drink at a rooftop bar or on a cruise over Saigon River.

Some activities suggested :

-Visit the famous landmarks of the city: Bitexco financial towers, French colonial architectural buildings (post office - the Notre Dame), War Remnants, Chinese Market (Cho Lon)

-Ben Thanh Market in walking distance

Ho Chi Minh City View
Ho Chi Minh City View

Day 6Ho Chi Minh-Can Tho

Group tour:My Tho local market visit, Mekong River Boat Riding

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Iris Can Tho Hotel or similar ★★★★

Pick up from hotel and set off for My Tho, which is located on the northern banks of the Mekong River, where you will visit a large food market. Around the My Tho area you will find a maze of small canals that can be explored on one of the many organized boat tours. We will take a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island before lunch en route. A visit to a snake farm is arranged on the way to Can Tho.

Can Tho
Can Tho

Day 7Can Tho-Ho Chi Minh

Group tour: Floating Market, Dong Tam Snakes Farm

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Alagon Zen Hotel or similar ★★★★

With an early breakfast this morning, you will enjoy an exciting day. Take a boat trip to the Floating Market and watch the locals selling and exchanging goods in their small boats. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit Dong Tam Snakes Farm – the largest snake farm in Vietnam. A delicious lunch is arranged at the Mekong Rest Stop.

Floating Market Can Tho
Floating Market Can Tho

Day 8Ho Chi Minh

Group tour: Cu Chi Tunnels, Free at leisure

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Alagon Zen Hotel or similar ★★★★

After breakfast, depart for Cu Chi Tunnels at 8:00 am. It takes about 1.5 hours bus driving. Before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction by video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then you will spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems which includes the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. You will find many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh at 14:00. Have free time in the afternoon for sightseeing or shopping by yourself.

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 9Ho Chi Minh-Phnom Penh

Fly to Phnom Penh, Free time

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar ★★★★

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for the flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at airport of Phnom Penh, our tour guide will meet and transfer you to hotel for check-in. You will have free time before dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

Royal Palace
Royal Palace

Day 10Phnom Penh

Royal Palace& Silver Pagoda, Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide, Wat Phnom, National Art Museum

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar ★★★★

We will take a city tour of Phnom Penh, including the Silver Pagoda, on the south side of the Royal Palace, known as Wat Preah Keo. Then go to visit the Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide. The last stop is Wat Phnom, which is the tallest religious structure in the city. Then discover to the Khmer traditonal culture at National fine-art Museum. You will be dropped off at hotel after the visit. Free at leisure for the rest of the day

Silver Pagoda
Silver Pagoda

Day 11Phnom Penh-Siem Reap

Fly to Siem Reap, Angkor Thom Temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Watch sunset over Angkor Wat

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar ★★★★

In the Morning, take the flight to Siem Reap and transfer to Visit Angkor Thom Temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Lunch served at a local restaurant and then transfer to hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng.

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat

Day 12Siem Reap

Petit Circuit: Prasat Kravan, the Royal bothing Pond of Sras Srang, Banteay Kdei, Takeo, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, grand circuit: Neak Poan, Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Preah Khan, Dancing Show

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar ★★★★

Visit the highlights of the petit circuit, including Prasat Kravan, the royal bathing pond of Sras Srang, Banteay Kdei, Takeo and the jungle-clad Ta Prohm. After lunch, continue to visit magnificent Angkor Wat to see its architecture and bas relief.  Visit the highlights of the grand circuit, including Neak Poan, Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Preah Khan. Dinner with traditional dance show. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple

Day 13Siem Reap-Luang Prabang

Tonle Sap Great Lake, Fly to Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Villa Santi Hotel or similar ★★★★

After breakfast, have a boat excursion to view wonderful landscape of Tonle Sap Great Lake and explore local fishermen’s floating villages. Return to the town for lunch and at leisure in the afternoon for shopping until transfer to the airport for your own departure flight for Luang Prabang. If time is enough when you arrive, you can explore the local Night Market, where you can find lovely textiles made by the local hill tribe people from areas surrounding Luang Prabang. 

Tonle Sap Great Lake
Tonle Sap Great Lake

Day 14Luang Prabang

Morning Alms, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham, Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace, Wat Mai

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Santi Hotel or similar ★★★★

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. Stop and visit fresh local markets and back to hotel for breakfast.

This morning, depart to visit Wat Visoun, the site of impressive Thad Makmo stupa. The rounded dome is stylistically more Sinhalese than Lao.  Continue to visit Wat Aham. Then, visit to the most photographed temple, Wat Xiengthong. Located at the end of peninsular closed to the confluence of Mekong and Khan River.

This afternoon, continue to former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the Prabang normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum is brought and put on public display in this temple.

Morning Alms
Morning Alms

Day 15Luang Prabang

Mekong River Cruise, Pak Ou, Ban Xangkhong, Kuang Si Waterfall

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Villa Santi Hotel or similar ★★★★

This morning transfer to the pier where you board a traditional long trail boat, for a relaxing cruise upstream on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and witness the simple rural lifestyles. You will reach 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. Cruise back Luang Prabang. Stop and visit Ban Xangkhong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with local expert for practical and experience.

This afternoon, driving through green rice paddies and farms. On your arrival at the Kuang Si Waterfall, enjoy your short walking on trails of falls to visit the bear rescued centre. Enjoy 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. Return to Luang Prabang.

Kuang Si Waterfall
WKuang Si Waterfall

Day 16Departure Luang Prabang

Free time, transfer service to airport

Meal: Breakfast

After breakfast, you will enjoy a free time before transfer to airport for your departure.

Service Ends

Price Includes

  • Transportation between&within countries as specified (on economy class)
  • Private transfer between the airport or railway station, attractions, and hotels
  • Private licensed English speaking guide and driver service
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast on sharing basis
  • All attraction entrance fees as specified
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary

Price Excludes

  • International transportation to the first country and off the last one
  • Gratuities to your tour guide and driver on your own discretion
  • Visa Fees
  • Personal expenses
  • Optional tours, meals, activities and services
  • Comprehensive travel insurance

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