Treasure of Mekong

Treasure of Mekong

16 days -15 nights: Luang Prabang – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Day 1: Luang Prabang – Arrival  (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos . After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; 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. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Kuangsi Water Fall (B/L)
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. We then 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.
In the afternoon, drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village, return to the city by late evening, for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Hanoi (B/L)
Free time for relax until time for transfering to airport for flight to Hanoi. Once again our guide will meet you and transfer you to Hanoi city. Lunch at local restaurant before check-in at hotel. After two or more hours relax, our cyclo tour do not make you more tired but more relax. After one hour ride around the trading area in Hanoi Old Quarter, the cyclo will stop you at Ngoc Son Temple for a short visit, then take one minute walk to Thang Long theatre for Water Puppet show. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple, Army Museum and Hanoi Flag Tower. Time for lunch and check-out. In the afternoon, visit Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (The First National University established in 1076). The next visiting place should be the Museum of Vietnam Ethnology in Cau Giay District or just go shopping around Silk shops and Art shops in Hang Gai street. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Today we leave Hanoi to Halong Bay, “Dragon Descending to the Sea”. Upon arrival,  we will embark to a junk /boat for a cruise around Ha Long Bay.  While the junk cruising caves, grottoes, floating villages and beaches on Ha Long bay, having fresh seafood lunch on boat. Stop for a while for an excursing to Surprise Caves, (Grotto of Surprises) and Swimming, Kayaking (kayak cost is not include in this package) if weather permitted. Have dinner on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (if weather permitted). Overnight on board.

Day 6: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning, cruising more in the Halong bay before return to the Halong pier. Having lunch in Halong before return back Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi – Hue (B/L)
Free time in the morning before transfer to the airport of Hanoi for noon flight to  Hue. Transfer to a local restaurant in the city for lunch before check in. In the afternoon we pay a visit to the Imperial Citadel, constituted from the Real Fortress and the Forbidden City, and the market of Dong Ba. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue – Hoi An (B/L)
In morning we embark on a dragon boat sail along the Huong River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tomb of Khai Dinh Kinh. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon transfer to Hoi An through the famous of Hai Van Pass. Passing Danang, the car will stop for the visit to Cham Museum. Cham Museum is the open air collection of Cham sculpture. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An  – Ho Chi Minh City B/L)
In the morning, you will walk to visit ancient tiny town Hoi An. The visit will includes Japanese covered bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and some typical Vietnamese houses of 18 century. In the afternoon, transfer to Danang Airport for evening flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi (B/L)
In the morning drive to Cu Chi, one incredible city basement constituted from one series of tightened tunnel, used from the Vietcong during the war with the Americans. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon pause to the colonial buildings of Saigon like the Independent Palace, Post Office and the Cathedral of Notre Dame,  Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Vinh Long  – Can Tho (L)
Our car will pick up at your hotel in early morning. Upon arrival at Cai Be, embark a private boat to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market to see local people being selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process, .. After lunch taking a cruise along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 3 pm, the boat will arrival at Vinh Long, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. Then transfer to Can Tho City. Over night in Can Tho.

Day 12: Can Tho – Cai Rang – Chau Doc (B/L)
Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Then continue going to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen. Check in on arrival. Visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the a breath-taking view on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border with flat rice fields and nice canals, visit caved pagoda. Over night in Chau Doc.

Day 13: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B/L)
In morning departure in boat to Phnom Penh going back one of the arms of the Mekong. Arrival and lunch. In the afternoon, visits of the city, in particular of the National Museum, rich art of Khmer, of the Silver Pagoda, inserted in the fencing of the Royal Palace, Preahkeo Morokot & Central Market. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 14: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B/L)
In morning departure by flight to Siem Reap and transfer your hotel in the city. Angkor, luminous understood them of the great reign Khmer, is one of more important testimonies that the human genius knew to create in the field of the limbs, the architecture and the urban planning. Lunch at local restaurant. Then start tour to visit famous temple Angkor Wat with enjoying sunset from top of Bakheng Hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 15: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, then visit the Angkor Thom: South Gate, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of Leper King and Phimean Akas temple. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, transfer to visit Angkor Ruins: Thommanom, chao Say Tevoda, Takeo, Ta Prom, Banteay Kdey and Sras Srang until Sunset. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsaras show & overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 16: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
After breakfast, transfer to take the Tonlé Sap for a cruise on the lake with the visiting to floating village to explore the fish man life. Then visit Chantier Ecole-Artisant d’Angkor. Free time for shopping before departure home.

Type of tour:  -   Private tour. (This is the sample tour, you may go with all details above or we can modify to fix your way of travel)
-  Easy tour
Departure:  Any day
Feature of tour: This Indochina vacation tour organize for travelers, who want to know the charmng of Angkor – Siem Reap and charming of Vietnam. You will understand Cambodia and Vietnam with:
- Our history
- Our literature
- Our religious

Tour cost per person (in USD):

Size of Group

2 pax

3 – 4 pax

5 – 9 pax

10 – 14 pax

Single Supp.

Low Season (5th May – 31st August)

Mid-range (3+*)  1,420 1,235 1,040 1,025  370
Superior (4*)  1,760 1,560 1,390 1,273  578
Deluxe (5*)  2,180 1,950 1,728 1,707  998
Premium (5+*)  2,850  2,600 2,400  2,300 1,600

 

Size of Group

2 pax

3 – 4 pax

5 – 9 pax

10 – 14 pax

Single Supp.

Low Season (5th May – 31st August)

Mid-range (3+*) 1,562 1,358 1,144 1,127  407
Superior (4*) 1,936 1,716 1,529 1,400  635
Deluxe (5*) 2,398 2,145 1,900 1,877 1,097
Premium (5+*) 3,135 2,860 2,640 2,530 1,760

Accommodation:

  Mid-range (3*) Superior (4*) Deluxe (5*) Premium (5*+)
Luang Pra bang hotels Manoluck Muengluang 3 Nagas La Residence Phouvao
Vientiane hotels Vansana Novotel Laos Plaza Donchan Palace
Hue Hotels Heritage Hue Huong Giang, Pilgrimate Saigon Morin La Residence
Hanoi Hotels Hoa Binh, Majestic Sunway, Guoman Melia, Horison Sofitel Metropole
Hoi An Hotels Hoi An Hotel Hoi An Beach Life Resort,  Golden Sand Victoria Hoi An
Ho Chi Minh City Hotels Palace, Liberty 2 Majestic, Rex, Omni New World Caravelle
Can Tho Hotels Saigon Can Tho Golf Can Tho Ninh Kieu 2 Victoria Can Tho
Chau Doc Hotels Ben Da Nui Sam Chau Pho Chau Pho Victoria Chau Doc
Phnom Penh hotels Princess, Star Royal Sunway, Cambodiana Inter-
Continental
Inter-
Continental
Siem Reap hotels Angkor Star Empress, Apsara Angkor Victoria Angkor Victoria Angkor

Includes: 

- Hotel accommodation as specified or similar
- Private car/mini van
- Boat in Mekong – Lao, Ha Long, Hue, Mekong – Vietnam, Mekong – Cambodia
- All entrance fees
- English/ French speaking guides.
- Meals as per program

Excludes:  

- Flights and international airport tax on departure
- Insurance
- Personal expenses & Tips
- Drinks, except otherwise mentioned
- Lao Visa – apply and issue at airport with cost 30$/pax
- Vietnam Visa – this can be done with our Visa service
- Cambodia Visa – apply and issue at the border with cost 27$/pax


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