Treasures of Indochina Diwali Tour 12 days
The trip has many highlights and you will explore the historical sites of Hanoi and HCMC in Vietnam, Luang Prabang in Laos and Angkor Wat in Cambodia
A fantastic journey through three Southeast Asian nations, Indochina Revealed is an adventure encompassing the ancient cultures of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. The trip has many highlights and you will explore the historical sites of Hanoi and HCMC in Vietnam, Luang Prabang in Laos and Angkor Wat in Cambodia, which is the world’s largest ceremonial structure. Get ready to enjoy the trip of a lifetime with us during this Diwali festival!! !!
- You choose the date of departure
- Starting in Hanoi & ending in Luang Prabang
- Experienced local English speaking guides
- Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
- Internal flights, economy standard class with departure tax: Hanoi-HCMC-Siem Reap-Luang Prabang (incl. 20 kg checked luggage + 07 kg cabin luggage)
- All private roundtrip transportation
- Accommodations shared in Twin/Double rooms
- Meals as stated in the itinerary excluded drinks
- Ha Long Bay private 4-hour cruise program with lunch on board
- All sightseeing tickets & boat trips as mentioned
- Tissues and water on van
- 24/7 hotline support guaranteed
- International flights & departure taxes (if any)
- Surcharge for overweight luggage if any
- Early check-in & late check-out charges if any
- Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
- Travel insurance
- Beverage & Meals not mentioned
- Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
- Vietnam pre-approval letter for Indian passport holders: US$ 12 per person
- Vietnam visa stamp US$ 25 & 02 passport photos per person
- Cambodia visa on arrival US$30 & 01 passport photos per person
- Lao visa on arrival US$30 & 02 passport photos per person
- Tipping & Other services not mentioned above.
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
You will be warmly welcomed at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel for check-in. On this afternoon, you will take a 20 minute drive from your hotel to the very impressive Museum of Ethnology, among the finest of Vietnam's museums. You will see many exhibits, photographs and actual houses inhabited by some of the 54 ethnic people in Vietnam. It will offer a truly colorful introduction to these ethnic tribes. From here, you will enjoy a one hour cyclo tour of Hanoi's vibrant Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, the focal point of the city. Lastly, in the late afternoon, you will be enchanted by the legends and stories told at the Water Puppet Show that no one should miss while visiting Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L)
You will be met at your hotel at 7:30am, then you will enjoy a 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Once at Halong City, Cruise through the most beautiful place of the bay with the famous islets such as Cock Fighting, Dinh Huong islets …while enjoying a sumptuous local seafood lunch on boat. Cruise through the emerald waters between the limestone outcrops and long corridors, visit Thien Cung Cave. After a 4 hour navigation, you will go back to the harbor for a drive back to your hotel in Hanoi. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
In the morning you will visit the Reunification Palace, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville. If desired, you can also visit the moving War Remnants Museum.You’ll also be able to explore Dong Khoi Street, the city's main shopping boulevard with shops selling clothes and accessories by new Vietnamese designers, hill tribe crafts, high quality linens and housewares. In the afternoon you will take a drive to visit Cu Chi tunnels - At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km. from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam American must have been like. Back to HCMC. At leisure. Overnight in HCMC.
Day 5: Mekong Delta Exploring (B/L)
You will leave HCMC to lush My Tho - The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three crops of rice per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City – Flight to Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, you’ll have free time until transferring to the airport for your onward flight to Siem Reap.
Day 7: World Heritage Sites (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Start your visit to the World Heritage Site; visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to seeing the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.
Day 8: Small Circuit – Citadel of Women (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Day 9: Siem Reap – Flight to Luang Prabang (B)
Day 10: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves (B)
ABF, you will first visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 11: Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfalls (B)
ABF, we visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang.
Day 12: Luang Prabang Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel & check-out. Transfer to airport for boarding flight to the next destination. End of services!
|Cities||Hotels List||Room Type|
|Ha Noi||Golden Lotus Hotel Hanoi||Superior With Window|
|Ho Chi Minh||Hoang Phu Gia Hotel Saigon||Superior|
|Siem Reap||Somadevi Angkor Resort||Superior|
|Luang Prabang||My Dream Boutique Resort||Deluxe|
|Ha Noi||Tirant Hotel Hanoi|
|Ho Chi Minh||Royal Hotel Saigon|
|Siem Reap||Tara Angkor Hotel|
|Ha Noi||Apricot Hotel||Sketch room|
|Ho Chi Minh||New World Hotel Saigon||Superior|