THE BEST OF INDOCHINA

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16 days / 15 nights
This 4-country trip through some of Asia’s iconic destinations is a once in a lifetime experience.

Custom itineraries & departures are available upon request.

Costs for a party of 3 or more available upon request.

Costs based on a minimum of 2 persons traveling together, excluding international airfare.

Bangkok – Luang Prabang – Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Hoi An – My Son – Danang – Hanoi – Haiphong – Hanoi – Bangkok

Day 1: Arrival Bangkok

Welcome to Bangkok, Thailand. Arrive at Suvarnabhumi – arrival flight is not included, after customs & immigration formalities; you will be transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day and dinner is at leisure.
Riva Surya Bangkok (no meals today)

Day 2: Bangkok – Luang Prabang

After breakfast, depart for your flight to Luang Prabang (Laos). Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Surrounded by thickly forested mountains and situated at the confluence of the Khan and Mekong Rivers, Luang Prabang has a tranquil, old world charm rarely found in Asia today. The colonial legacy of the European presence here – well preserved French architecture and careful street planning – has blended delightfully with more than 30 gilded Buddhist temples to create a town rich in atmosphere and history. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in South East Asia. In 1995 UNESCO voted Luang Prabang as a World Heritage City.
Avani Luang Prabang (B)

Day 3: Luang Prabang

Early morning tour of Luang Prabang. Witness the Tak Bat where at dawn hundreds of saffron robed monks move silently through the streets to collect offerings of food and disburse their blessings. Take a stroll with your local guide through the colorful, open-air fresh early morning market. Return to the hotel to rest. It’s early but well worth the wake- up call! Later, meet local guide and transferred for half day discover some of the priceless monuments around the old city, now under UNESCO protection as a World Heritage Site. The tour also includes a stop at Luang Prabang’s National Museum and Pak Ou Buddha caves. Take a private Mekong Riverboat down the stream to Luang Prabang passing through stunning mountains scenery and traditional villages dotting long the riverbank if time and energy.
Avani Luang Prabang (B,L)

Day 4: Luang Prabang

Today’s journey is designed for people who love outdoor activities, nature and have an interest in different cultures. The tour includes a visit to the Hmong hill-tribe village. Also do a moderate trek to Kuangsi Waterfall through jungle and panoramic mountain scenery. (*A backup vehicle is close at hand, you can choose to transfer in by vehicle to Kuangsi waterfall instead if you can’t trek/walk.)
Avani Luang Prabang (B,L)

Day 5 : Luang Prabang – Siem Reap

Breakfast at your hotel. Morning at leisure to explore on your own. Depart to Siem Reap (Cambodia) in the early afternoon. Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Montra Navesha Hotel (B)

Day 6 : Siem Reap

Visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. The tour also visits the Bayon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King all of which are must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs. Afternoon visit to Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. Enjoy an evening at a traditional Cambodian Phare Circus. More than just a circus, Phare performers use theater, music, dance and modern circus arts to tell uniquely Cambodian stories; historical, folk and modern.
Montra Navesha Hotel (B)

Day 7: Siem Reap

Visit to Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world, with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. It is unlike all the other Khmer temples in that it faces west, and is inspired by 12th Century Hinduism. Afternoon visit to Kompong Khleang where is one of the largest communities on the great Tonle Sap Lake whose homes have been built on stilts and aptly nicknamed as “bamboo skyscrapers” due to its ebb and flow of the flood plains. Witness first hand their living style and heritage.
Montra Navesha Hotel (B)

Day 8 : Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

Depart to Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam). Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. Enjoy an evening tour of the city on board a Vespa scooter.
Majestic Hotel (B)

Day 9 : Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is a rich fertile region of farmland interlaced with countless waterways crisscrossed by low-lying rice paddies and today you will explore one of the country’s most enchanting landscapes.
Majestic Hotel (B,L)

Day 10: Ho Chi Min – Hoi An

After lunch, depart on a guided tour of the city which includes stops at the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, French Colonial architecture and the Museum of Vietnamese History. Later, depart for your flight to Danang. Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Little Boutique Hotel & Spa (B)

Day 11: Hoi An

Morning cooking lesson. After a morning breakfast, depart for Hoi An’s marketplace where you will have the chance to interact with the locals and purchase the ingredients needed for your cooking class. This morning’s cooking class begins with an introduction to some of the region’s best-known dishes including a tour of their own vegetable and herb garden. After lunch, enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An’s Ancient Town which is devoid of most forms of motorized transport. Discover beautifully preserved old merchant houses, atmospheric temples and lively markets, the 400-year old Japanese Bridge and the busy waterfront.
Little Boutique Hotel & Spa (B,L)

Day 12: Full Day Ancient Ruins of My Son and Danang City Tour

Depart for the ancient ruins at My Son, a UNESCO World Heritage site and home to the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia.
Little Boutique Hotel & Spa (B,L)

Day 13: Hoi An – Danang – Hanoi

Depart for Hanoi. Met on arrival and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon depart for a orientation tour of Hanoi experiencing the French colonial architecture, the recently restored Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake. The best way to experience Hanoi’s Old Quarter is on foot. Here street traders jostle for space on the sidewalks and crumbling houses are crammed into narrow alleyways that are still named after the goods that were traded there.
La Siesta (B)

Day 14: Hanoi

Breakfast at hotel. The morning will begin with a visit to a typical Vietnamese market to take in the sights and sounds of street vendors and get an introduction of the Vietnamese cuisine. You will have an opportunity to sample some of the food and it’s ingredients as directed by your guide. Enjoy an evening at the Hanoi Opera House to see the most currently scheduled performance.
La Siesta (B,L)

Day 15: Hanoi – Haiphong

Depart for Hai Phong. There will be opportunities to stop at some of the numerous grottoes and caves on the islands. One of the most beautiful places on earth, this magnificent feat of nature rarely fails to impress. Embark on your cruise boat.
On-board the Perla Dawn (B,L,D)

Day 16 : Haiphong – Hanoi

Disembark. Your will be transferred to the Hanoi airport for your onward flight.