SIC Indochina Tour
SIC Indochina Tour
Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Mekong Delta – Hochiminh City – Hanoi – Halong Bay
15 DAYS 14 NIGHTS
DAY 1: ARRIVAL - VIENTIANE (L)
Arrive in Vientiane, meet our guide and transfer to hotel for check in. Relax at hotel or walk around the riverside street to admire the city at night. Overnight in Vientiane.
After a breakfast, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. Afternoon visit Morning Market, then transfer to Vang Vieng (154 km, 3 hours), a peaceful city on the riverside of Nam Song River. Stop on the way to admire the tranquil beauty of Nam Ngum Lake. Upon arrival check in hotel and free time. Overnight in Vang Vieng.
DAY 3: VANG VIENG – LUANG PRABANG (B, L)
In the morning we’ll visit Tham Chang caves and explore loval market before transfer to Luang Prabang, which is perhaps the best preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia (185 km, 7 hours). The road condition in some parts is poor, however the unequalled scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill tribe villages make our trip an interesting journey. AFter check in hotel we relax then we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG & PAK OU CAVES (B, L)
This morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. On the way back to hotel you have a chance to visit Phousi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts.
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. Then you will visit Wat Visoun, and National museum.
In the afternoon we board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong, well known for its hand-made of Jute Sar paper.
Late afternoon we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 5: LUANG PRABANG – KUANGSI WATERFALL – SIEM REAP (B, L)
Morning driving to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang with a stopover at Ban Phanom, a well-known weaving village. Take an afternoon flight to Siem Reap VN 931 at 14:45 – 16:10. Pick up to hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Optional: Dinner with Apsara Dance show at Apsara Restaurant Theater
DAY 6: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM & ANGKOR WAT (B, D)
DAY 7: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH (B, L)
Then transfer to Phnom Penh by overland and have chance to see the countryside. The journey will take 6 hours to covered 314 km distance. Arrive in Phnom Penh transfer to hotel. Evening explore theCentral Market. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 8: PHNOM PENH – CHAU DOC (B, L)
DAY 9: CHAU DOC – CAN THO (B, L)
DAY 10: CAN THO – MY THO - HOCHIMINH CITY (B, L)
DAY 11: HOCHIMINH CITY & CU CHI (B, L)
We visit the most typical places in the city: Notre Dame Cathedral, Central post office, the City Hall, Jade Emperor Pagoda.
Afternoon visit Cu Chi underground tunnels network in the suburb of Hochiminh City - the most famous battle-fields during Vietnam war with over 200 km long tunnels. Overnight in HCMC.
DAY 12: HOCHIMINH CITY – HANOI (B, L)
Morning visit the Ben Thanh Market where you can see the fresh local products being sold as well as browse the souvenir stalls.
Transfer to airport for flight to Hanoi. In the afternoon we visit Ho Chi Minh's Quarter including Hochiminh Museum and House-on-stilts, One-pillar pagoda. Visit Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) - the first university in Vietnam. View the Gothic stlye of Central Catholic Church and Hanoi Opera under shadow trees. The image of new and old buildings interposing with high shadow trees is a feature easiest to recognize in Hanoi and in many cities of Vietnam. Enjoy Water Puppet Show - Vietnamese traditional art evening. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 13: HANOI - HALONG – JUNK CRUISE (B, L, D)
Transfer group to Halong city to visit one of Wonder of the world: Ha Long Bay. 12:00 Get on a Junk cruise to take a Ha Long Bay cruise over 2,000 islands that just our of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. Boarding the Junk, a welcome drink is served before sitting down to a sumptuous seafood lunch in the dining room. We cruise through the magnificent bay of Ha Long that's declared a World Heritage Site in 1994. There is opportunity to explore some of the beautiful and awesome grottoes with our guide on board. In the evening, dinner will be served on boat, before settling into our comfortable cabins for the night.
DAY 14: HALONG – HANOI (B, L)
Enjoy our last morning on board to admire the spectacular view of the bay. A brunch is served on board as we cruise slowly back to the harbor, where we will check out and transferred back to Hanoi. We get on a cyclo to petrol round the exciting Old Quarter of Hanoi and Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart of the city. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 15: HANOI – DEPARTURE (B)
Free time for shopping until transferred to Hanoiairport for your departure flight. End of the tour.
Tour prices (Valid until 30 April 2019) :
(Except for Christmas, New Year period 20 Dec – 10 Jan and Lunar New Year period 05 – 09 Feb)
Group tour USD / Person
Single room surcharge
The above prices include:
- -Hotel accommodations in twin or double sharing
- -All ground transfers in air-conditioned deluxe coach
- -Speedboat ticket Phnom Penh – Chau Doc (charter boat when posible)
- -Meals half board (breakfast and lunch or breakfast and dinner) with Asian cuisines
- -English-speaking local guides.
- -Entrance fees.
- -Boat fees.
- -Mineral water and cool facial towels during visits.
- -Air ticket and airport tax Luang Prabang – Siem Reap // HCMC – Ha Noi (referable rate as indicated above)
- -Travel Insurance
The above prices exclude:
- -Any meals not mentioned above
- -All visa fees
- -Drinks and personal expenses.
- -International airtickets
Superior (4 stars)
Vansana Riverside Hotel (Standard) www.vansanahotels-group.com
Vansana Vang Vieng Hotel (standard) www.vansanahotel-group.com
Chitchareune Muangluang Hotel (Standard) http://cm-hotel.com
Tara Angkor Hotel (Superior) www.taraangkorhotel.com
Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel (Deluxe) www.frangipanipalacehotel.com
Victoria Nui Sam Lodge (Superior) www.victoriahotels-asia.com
Can Tho West Hotel (Deluxe) www.canthowesthotel.com
Eden Star Saigon hotel (Premier Deluxe) www.edensaigonhotel.com.vn
Flower Garden hotel (Deluxe) www.flowergardenhotel.com.vn
La Vela Classic Cruise (Deluxe) www.lavelacruisehalong.com
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