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Cultural and Beach Tour Indochina

16 Days | 15 Nights
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Laos Vietnam Cambodia
Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Sihanoukville

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Upon arrival at the Luang Prabang International Airport, your local guide will pick you up then transfer you to the hotel in for check in.

After checking in, enjoy the remainder of the day free at leisure. In the early evening, you may consider having the first dinner in Laos at the incredible Blue Lagoon Restaurant, one of the best fine dining restaurants in town, offering traditional Laos cuisine in a lush contemporary setting.

It is also worth exploring on your own the Luang Prabang’s bustling night market, which is open daily from dusk until about 10:00 PM. Taste local street food, drink the famous Laos Beer and buy souvenirs for your family and friends.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.


ACCOMMODATIONS
Wake up early for a pre-dawn experience of Luang Prabang. Begin by climbing the 328 steps to the top of Mount Phousi, before the sun comes up. Enjoy panoramic views of the city, surrounding countryside and witness the breathtaking sunrise, one of the most unforgettable sights on this tour. Then we return hotel for breakfast.

Continue with an interactive tour of Luang Prabang, a delightful mix of exquisite temples and French colonial. Discover what makes this UNESCO city so unique. First, we will take a visit to the former Royal Palace (now the National Museum) which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. The museum hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang.

Followed by Wat Mai, one of the largest and most richly decorated temples in Luang Prabang and Wat Sene. Next stop is the Wat Xieng Thong, one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant where it is possible to sample Laos traditional dishes.

After lunch, continue tour to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun (Wat Wisunarat), oldest operating temple in Luang Prabang. It was built in 1513 under King Wisunarat’s order.

Take visit to Wat Aham which means “Monastery of the Opened Heart” and Wat That means "the Stupa temple" one of the most symbolic religious relics in Luang Prabang.

We finish our today’s tour with the Traditional Arts & Ethnology Center, a private and non-profit museum which is dedicated to the preservation and celebration of the many ethnic minorities existing in Laos.

Note: The center/museum closed on Monday.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
The Chang Inn Luang Prabang
Villa Chitdara
Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel
In the early morning, wake up early to the sound of the temple gong and observe the Morning Alms-giving Ritual procession. You would get a better understanding of local people's piety towards their religion and belief. Return to the hotel for breakfast.

After breakfast, your driver will transfer you to a boat jetty on edge of the Mekong River. Start a Mekong River Cruise trip on the mighty Mekong River to visit the famous & sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves. These caves, overlooking the confluence of the Mekong & Ou Rivers from on high, have been home to many thousands of Buddha images that were placed here by local people since 16th century. On the way back, make a short stop along the way to visit a local village where they make a living from weaving on ancient wooden looms.

After that, broad back Luang Prabang for lunch.

In afternoon, we continue to visit Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you can enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax. On the way back to your hotel in Luang Prabang, stop to visit a Black Hmong Village. There is a chance to see and chat with villagers who make handicraft as souvenirs and sell them for visitors.

Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
The Chang Inn Luang Prabang
Villa Chitdara
Lotus Villa Boutique Hotel
After breakfast, spend some free time at leisure. You can see the glinting stupas at the summit of Mount Phousi, the hill that stands over 300 feet tall at the city center or stroll along the ancient streets or indulging in the sweet, buttery pastries.

Soon your private transfer will ferry you to the airport for the flight to Hanoi, Vietnam’s vibrant capital. Be met by your local guide and transported to hotel for check in.

Overnight in Hanoi.
After a refreshing night’s sleep, begin your journey this morning encompassing some of the highlights and hidden gems of Hanoi. The city showcases superb French architecture from its colonial days, with large tree-lined boulevards and low-built mansions and houses.

Depart the hotel for a visit to the Temple of Literature, founded by fatherless King Ly Thai Tong in 1076 and was Vietnam’s first university. Built in 1076. The compound was established to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700 years. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer fascinating glimpses into Vietnam’s past.

Nearby, pay a visit to Hanoi’s UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Thang Long Imperial Citadel. The Citadel was built on a Chinese fortress dating back from the 7th century and re-built in the 11th century by the Ly Dynasty. The historical site and its remains represent a unique fusion of traits, with influences from the ancient Kingdom of Champa in the south and China in the north.

Head to the One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples, founded by fatherless King Ly Thai Tong in 1049.

Close by is the monumental Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which houses the embalmed body of the communist leader in a glass coffin then the wooden stilt house where the president Ho Chi Minh resided in his later years. Ho Chi Minh himself, a spartan-living and scholarly man, chose not to live in the Presidential Palace; he preferred instead a simple teak stilt-house specially built for him in the grounds.

Notes: Sites are viewed from outside; closed on Mon and Fri and from Oct-Nov.

After lunch, follow your guide to Hanoi’s picturesque West Lake area and the sixth century Tran Quoc Pagoda, Hanoi’s oldest Buddhist temple, originally built in the sixth century, and the Taoist Quan Thanh Temple.

Return to visit Hanoi Old Quarter, with a walking tour through the charming Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake before finishing the day with a water puppet show. This is a uniquely North Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Skylark Hotel Hanoi
Essence Palace Hotel
Church Boutique Hotel Lan Ong
Following an early breakfast, leave Hanoi for a 4-hour (approximately) drive to Halong Bay, Vietnam’s most popular UNESCO World Heritage Site!

Upon arrival around noontime to Halong City’s pier, proceed with check in formalities and board a Halong Bay cruise for a five-hour journey on the emerald green waters of beautiful Halong Bay, dotted with more than 2,000 towering karst islands topped with dense jungle foliage.

Lunch (with fresh seafood) will be served on board while cruising into the bay.

In the afternoon, enjoy sightseeing, on-board activities or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.

Overnight in Halong Bay.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
ACCOMMODATIONS
The scent of fresh brewed coffee rouses you from sleep. Wake up early to enjoy a memorable sunrise over the karst formations of Halong Bay. Watch the mist disappearing over the cool air of the sea where the karsts become suddenly visible and the water’s bejeweled color begins to shine again. After that, enjoy the delicious breakfast while the junk cruises back towards the port through more limestone formations.

Upon arrival to port, disembark and being transported back to Noi Bai Airport for the domestic flight south to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City.

Note: If time and practical conditions permit, en route to the Hanoi airport, we stop to visit unique so-called Thanh Chuong Palace, the home and studio of painter Thanh Chuong, one of the most celebrated painters in Vietnam. More a living space than a museum, the palace is an architectural gem featuring Vietnamese traditional cultural objects, exquisite antiques and remarkable structures.

Reaching HCMC in the evening, you will be met and transported to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure at your hotel.

Overnight in HCMC.
This morning, you guide and driver will pick up you then provide you with a 2-hour drive to the Cai Be, a region in the Mekong Delta Region, often referred to as ‘the rice bowl of Vietnam’. Cai Be is famous for its colorful floating market, vast emerald rice fields and lush back waterways.

Upon arrival, board a local motorized vessel for the a day cruise in the delta’s waterways. First we stop to visit a small handicraft factory on Turtle Island and to visit a tropical fruit orchard.

There is also a chance to visit a cottage factory where ‘pop-rice’, rice paper and coconut candies are made. Later we will take a horse-drawn cart ride along country roads, admiring the scenery and the daily life of the local villagers and enjoy a taste of the locally-produced honey, and explore the Xep Canal by boat.

Lunch will be served in the local Mekong style with specialties of the area. After lunch we pay a visit to the Vinh Trang Pagoda, surrounded by beautiful gardens, in My Tho Town, before driving in the late afternoon to Can Tho and spend the night.

Overnight in Can Tho.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Today is an exciting and busy day, as you rise early to visit the Cai Rang Floating Market in Can Tho.

You then will retrace your steps back to HCMC, en route stop to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the remarkable underground tunnel network where Vietcong guerrillas hid out during the Vietnam War. Containing over 170 miles of networks and just 20 miles away from HCMC, the tunnels continue to burrow through the countryside, constructed deep enough below ground to not have been affected by rumbling tanks or aircraft. You’ll see secret trap doors, living areas, meeting rooms and underground kitchens while you can also view excavated areas if you prefer to remain above ground.

Have lunch at a local restaurant near Cu Chi Tunnels. Late in the afternoon, return to HCMC, the city once known as Saigon, continuing its whirling energy, filled with vitality that carries you along for the ride.

Overnight at hotel in HCMC (Saigon).
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Silverland Central Hotel and Spa
Sanouva Saigon Hotel
Aquari Hotel Saigon
Begin our city tour in HCMC this morning with a visit to the Reunification Palace (formerly known as the Presidential Palace). This place was also where the Vietnam War concluded in 1975, when a Communist tank of the North Vietnam crashed through its gates.

From the palace, stroll to the other major sights of colonial city of Saigon: the elegant 19th century Old Saigon Post Office, elegant artistry of the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Saigon Opera House.

Continue to the War Remnants Museum (or History Museum) where exhibition halls display imagery of both the French and ‘American’ wars.

Note: History Museum is closed on Mondays.

After the museum visit, pay a visit to the Jade Emperor Pagoda located on the fringes of District 1. The visit will gain you very good insight into local culture and belief. Return to your hotel for refreshment.

Optional: After having experienced the frenzy of Saigon by day, discover the lively local streets by night. Join the locals then have chance to sample authentic Vietnamese food. Start the tour around 1830 and try “banh xeo” which is a large rice pancake filled with vegetables, shrimps and pork. The second stop will be made at the Tan Dinh Market for street food with a delicious local soup inspired by Chinese recipes. Next, it is time for a tasty “com suon non nuong muoi ot”, a local dish with rice and pork ribs. Cross a busy intersection, indulge yourself with a delicious dessert and a Vietnamese coffee. Wrap up the experience at a live music café playing traditional Vietnamese songs. Tour concludes around 10.00 PM.

Overnight at hotel in HCMC (Saigon).
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
Silverland Central Hotel and Spa
Sanouva Saigon Hotel
Aquari Hotel Saigon
This morning, fly to Phnom Penh, the city located at the confluence of three rivers, the mighty Mekong River, Bassac River and Tonle Sap River. For a long time, it has been a vital trading hub for whole Cambodia and region. On arrival in Phnom Penh Airport, you will be welcomed by your local Cambodia travel guide and transferred to the hotel for check in.

After that, take an orientation tour with your guide. Despite its recent turbulent and tragic history, the city still retains much of its former colonial charm with wide, verdant tree-lined boulevards and classic colonial architecture buildings. Firstly, head to the Khmer-style National Museum which is house of the world’s finest collection (over 5,000 pieces) of ancient Khmer artistic, archaeological, and religious artifacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries.

Travel along the lively riverfront to the impressive French built Royal Palace, whose spectacular pagoda style structure is without doubt one of Phnom Penh's most impressive sights. A replica of King Norodom's old wooden palace, the building presents an ostentatious display of elaborate Khmer architecture, with golden nagas, orange, sapphire and green tiles and scenes from the Ramayana painted on the ceiling. The Palace also houses the Silver Pagoda, named for the over 5000 heavy silver tiles that cover its floors. In this temple, view a collection of Buddhas in gold, silver, crystal, and bronze.

Continue to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, which provide gruesome testaments to life under the Khmer Rouge and Pol Pot, the skull filled glass tower a vivid memorial to the 17,000 men, women and children who were murdered there between 1975-1978.

Note: You should be aware that by their very nature Tuol Sleng and the 'Killing Fields' can be a distressing experience for some people.

Late in the afternoon we will take a sunset river cruise along the Mekong river, observe daily life of local, enjoy the sunset view on the river. Then return to your hotel for relaxation.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Fly to Siem Reap in the morning. Soon you will find yourself within reach of Siem Reap, the charming gateway to the famed Temples of Angkor. Upon arrival, be met then transported by your local guide to the hotel for check in.

After settling into your accommodation, you will be on the verge of bursting with anticipation, so close to the cultural majesty of the 12th century temple. Siem Reap is a city that feels like a sleepy traditional town with pockets of modern luxury along the main streets near the Siem Reap River.

This afternoon we begin our exploration at the South Gate of the colossal fortified city of Angkor Thom. Surrounded by an 8-metre-tall wall, the entrance to the Angkor Thom Complex is through an impressive stone gate carved with elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path there’s a row of 54 gods or demons holding a sacred Naga snake.

Continue to the Bayon Temple in the exact heart of the city. This 12th century masterpiece is a study in grandeur and is well-known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire.

Late in the afternoon, drift a relaxing cruise in a gondola paddle boat at the moat of Angkor Thom Complex while enjoying a beautiful sunset at Prasat Chroung Temple.

Overnight in Siem Reap.
Instead of joining visitors hoping to watch the sunrise over Angkor Wat, start the day with a tour to the temples of the Small Circuit in Angkor by local tuk tuk then make your way to the illustrious Ta Prohm Temple, built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries. This temple is recognizable for its feature in the movie Tomb Raider with Angelina Jolie, but is also a true treasure due to the surrounding nature that has attempted to overtake the stone. It 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 having crumbled to the ground.

The visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. Then we come to the hotel for refreshment.

After relaxing at your hotel to escape the heat of the midday, enjoy a 20-minute drive from Siem Reap to Kompheim Village then embark on a two-hour walking tour which provides insight into village life in Cambodia. Visit local homes for a firsthand look at how the local villagers live. Get to learn about rice farming and see ox and buffalo while strolling through rice paddies, and interacting with locals.

Note: By participating the village tour, half the proceeds go directly to a village enrichment fund managed by HUSK, a non-profit NGO that works with communities to improve the lives of Cambodians.

Over night at hotel in Siem Reap.
MEALS
Breakfast, Lunch
ACCOMMODATIONS
Siddharta Boutique Hotel
Hotel Montra Nivesha
Maison Polanka Hotel
Lay back in the morning until your guide comes to transfer you to the airport for a flight south to Sihanoukvile. Located on the Gulf of Thailand, Sihanoukville is one of the relaxation paradises in southern Cambodia.

Overnight in Sihanoukville.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
Spend another day relaxing by one of the best beaches in South East Asia.

Overnight in Sihanoukville.
MEALS
Breakfast
ACCOMMODATIONS
The Secret Garden
Tamu Hotel
Sol Beach Resort
Wrap up your Culture and Beach Tour of Indochina today. You have visited all the best highlights of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, from picturesque landscape, tranquil villages, ancient capitals, tasty food and cuisine to iconic museums within a culture that was once foreign but is now familiar and endlessly friendly.

Laid back until your private transfer ferries you to the Phnom Penh Airport where you will catch your onward flight.
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Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
20ºC
17mm

Hanoi
20ºC
16mm

Halong Bay
21ºC
18mm

Ho Chi Minh City
31ºC
13mm

Cai Be
30ºC
8mm

Can Tho
30ºC
8mm

Phnom Penh
31ºC
6mm

Siem Reap
30ºC
0mm

Sihanoukville
30ºC
28mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
23ºC
19mm

Hanoi
21ºC
30mm

Halong Bay
20ºC
36mm

Ho Chi Minh City
32ºC
2mm

Cai Be
31ºC
2mm

Can Tho
31ºC
2mm

Phnom Penh
32ºC
8mm

Siem Reap
32ºC
8mm

Sihanoukville
31ºC
26mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
25ºC
32mm

Hanoi
23ºC
38mm

Halong Bay
23ºC
39mm

Ho Chi Minh City
33ºC
10mm

Cai Be
32ºC
6mm

Can Tho
32ºC
6mm

Phnom Penh
33ºC
32mm

Siem Reap
34ºC
20mm

Sihanoukville
32ºC
111mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
27ºC
99mm

Hanoi
28ºC
87mm

Halong Bay
27ºC
71mm

Ho Chi Minh City
34ºC
50mm

Cai Be
33ºC
37mm

Can Tho
33ºC
37mm

Phnom Penh
34ºC
70mm

Siem Reap
34ºC
52mm

Sihanoukville
32ºC
118mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
28ºC
156mm

Hanoi
32ºC
196mm

Halong Bay
31ºC
159mm

Ho Chi Minh City
33ºC
212mm

Cai Be
32ºC
153mm

Can Tho
32ºC
153mm

Phnom Penh
33ºC
151mm

Siem Reap
33ºC
134mm

Sihanoukville
32ºC
300mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
28ºC
171mm

Hanoi
33ºC
241mm

Halong Bay
32ºC
203mm

Ho Chi Minh City
31ºC
298mm

Cai Be
31ºC
186mm

Can Tho
31ºC
186mm

Phnom Penh
32ºC
150mm

Siem Reap
32ºC
163mm

Sihanoukville
31ºC
472mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
27ºC
234mm

Hanoi
33ºC
309mm

Halong Bay
32ºC
292mm

Ho Chi Minh City
31ºC
289mm

Cai Be
31ºC
187mm

Can Tho
31ºC
187mm

Phnom Penh
31ºC
155mm

Siem Reap
31ºC
179mm

Sihanoukville
30ºC
647mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
27ºC
295mm

Hanoi
32ºC
334mm

Halong Bay
32ºC
323mm

Ho Chi Minh City
31ºC
266mm

Cai Be
31ºC
186mm

Can Tho
31ºC
186mm

Phnom Penh
31ºC
158mm

Siem Reap
31ºC
211mm

Sihanoukville
30ºC
697mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
27ºC
171mm

Hanoi
31ºC
253mm

Halong Bay
30ºC
320mm

Ho Chi Minh City
30ºC
318mm

Cai Be
31ºC
222mm

Can Tho
31ºC
222mm

Phnom Penh
31ºC
228mm

Siem Reap
31ºC
247mm

Sihanoukville
30ºC
609mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
26ºC
79mm

Hanoi
29ºC
117mm

Halong Bay
29ºC
90mm

Ho Chi Minh City
30ºC
259mm

Cai Be
31ºC
244mm

Can Tho
31ºC
244mm

Phnom Penh
30ºC
261mm

Siem Reap
30ºC
210mm

Sihanoukville
30ºC
328mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
23ºC
28mm

Hanoi
26ºC
40mm

Halong Bay
26ºC
39mm

Ho Chi Minh City
30ºC
109mm

Cai Be
31ºC
131mm

Can Tho
31ºC
131mm

Phnom Penh
30ºC
121mm

Siem Reap
30ºC
77mm

Sihanoukville
31ºC
130mm
Place
Place
Daily Max Temperature
Monthly Rainfall

Luang Prabang
21ºC
14mm

Hanoi
22ºC
20mm

Halong Bay
22ºC
18mm

Ho Chi Minh City
30ºC
42mm

Cai Be
30ºC
41mm

Can Tho
30ºC
41mm

Phnom Penh
30ºC
31mm

Siem Reap
30ºC
11mm

Sihanoukville
30ºC
32mm

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