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Indochina Intensive

Code CMLAVNSIC001E
Destination Phnom Penh
Duration 14 days 13 nights
Depart time 16:15
 Indochina Intensive   Cambodia– Laos - Vietnam Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Luang Prabang – Hanoi – Halong Bucht – Hue – Hoi An - Saigon   Duration: 14 ...

 Indochina Intensive

 

Cambodia– Laos - Vietnam

Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Luang Prabang – Hanoi – Halong Bucht – Hue – Hoi An - Saigon

 

Duration: 14 days / 13 nights

Tour Type: Join in tour

 

Highlights

This 14-day intensive Indochina Trip is absolute classic. In a short time you will explore all the important sights; it is a journey across stunning landscapes, fascinating cultures, and exhilarating cities; all among friendly peoples

Recommendable to all who’d like to experience Indochina in a group and in a short time

You will travel throughout Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam and see important spots like Angkor Wat, Luang Prabang, Halong Bay, Hue and much more

 

 Indochina Map 1

 

Cambodia

Cambodia boasts a rich culture with its many ancient temples and impressive natural scenery. These include, empty beaches, mighty rivers and remote forests. Nevertheless, the temples of Angkor literally rise out of the jungle and are a magnet for visitors to Cambodia.

Angkor Wat is the largest and most famous of the temples, visitors can quite easily spend a week exploring the hundreds of other exquisite structures. Phnom Penh is a bustling city, often overshadowed by glamorous Angkor. It is a city of contrasts with fine colonial architecture side by side with ramshackle street

Laos

If you’re looking for an authentic destination to visit then experience Laos in all its majestic beauty. Natural in almost every aspect, Laos is one of Southeast Asia’s least developed nations offering the adventurous tourist a land of many surprises. It is still a relatively undiscovered country that has escaped the dramatic industrial development of its neighboring countries.

Laos, also known as the Land of a Million Elephants, is a culturally rich, land-locked country with a population of just over 6 million. The Laotians are predominantly Buddhist and are very friendly and hospitable people. The official language is Lao, but English is widely spoken. The capital city, Vientiane, skirts the Mekong River, which forms the border between Laos and Thailand.

Vietnam

Vietnam, has finally won its last battle, to capture the imagination of the travelling public. Elegant Hanoi now vies with its dynamic sister, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) for the attention of visitors drawn by the eclectic mix of old and new.

More modern than other Vietnamese cities, Ho Chi Minh City has also retained its French colonial influences. Its vibrancy is maintained by the ever-entrepreneurial Saigonese and the streets are jam-packed with mopeds and scooters, often carrying whole families. The markets are chaotically busy

Elsewhere, the scenes are timeless. Early morning on the Mekong Delta brings the daily floating markets where fruit and vegetables are peddled.

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Day 1: Phnom Penh - Arrival

 

• Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel

(Arrival before midday required – early check in is not included – if needed please book a pre-night)

• Start your Indochina experience with a half-day city tour through Phnom Penh.

• Start by visiting the National Museum where you will see many wonderful antiquities from the Khmer civilization. This will be followed by trips to the remarkable Silver Pagoda, as well as a tour of the Royal Palace with its ornate grandeur and colourful, steeply sloping roof.

• We visit Wat Phnom pagoda, followed by shopping at the Art Deco-era Central Market and/or the Russian Market.

• Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 2: Phnom Pehn – Siem Reap

 

• Breakfast at hotel

Today you travel into a dark chapter in Cambodian history.

Visit Tuol Sleng, the notorious prison where thousands were tortured opponents of the regime of the Khmer Rouge and the "Killing Fields" of Choeng Ek.

Approximately 17km outside of Phnom Penh is Choeung Ek, which has gained 1975-1979 notoriety as one of 400 Killing Fields in Cambodia. The original Chinese cemetery was used as a place of execution of thousands of Cambodians and foreigners also by the Khmer Rouge.

Many of the executed were here before, in Toul Sleng torture, which is also known as S21. Before 1975 this place was a school and today houses the Genocide Museum.

Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon Arrival in Siem reap Transfer to the hotel and

• Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3: Siem Reap

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• We begin the day with a visit to one of the jewels of Cambodia: the awe-inspiring Angkor Thom or ‘Great City’.

→ This will include many of the finest Temples of King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181 to 1220. At the southern gate of Angkor Thom, you will marvel at the imposing 23m (75-foot) high stone faces of Avalokiteshvara, featured in the Tomb Raider movie. These astonishing carvings inspire awe and wonder in all who view them. At the centre of this citadel lies the state temple of Bayon, which we will also visit. This temple-mountain, built at the end of the 12th century, is adorned with hundreds of gigantic stone faces.

→ This tour also includes the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and the 12 identical towers of Prasat Suor Prat. Later in the day you will discover the most famous temples from the 11th century: Baphuon, Phimeanakas, North Khleang and South Khleang.

• In the afternoon you finally explore the highlight of your trip – Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat today is the largest sacred edifice on earth and of high importance for the Khmer itself. Constructed in 12th century by King Suyavarman II, Angkor Wat is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu. Surrounded by a giant moat, the temple itself can be reached via a beautiful naga balustrade only. Hundreds of ornaments and reliefs cover the walls of this huge and ancient construction. Once you climb up the steep steps to the top you can enjoy a beautiful view of the surrounding jungle.

• Continue to the Ta Prohm temple, which was built in the late 12th century; it is unforgettable due to the massive trees with thick roots that entangle the walls. They were left here intentionally by the archeologists working on the site. While clearing back the forest it was decided to leave them in place to serve as a reminder of how the original discovers found it and other temples.

• Conclude your day by watching the sun go down over the Angkor area.

• Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4: Siem Reap – Luang Prabang

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• Today we enjoy an excursion to Banteay Srei, a temple that dates back to 967 AD. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and is famed for its intricate friezes carved into its red sandstone walls.

• On the return we will visit Banteay Samre, built during Suryavarman II’s rule in the middle of the 12th century.

• Next on the itinerary are impressive temples from the 10th century: Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup, Prasat Kravan and Takeo (1004 AD).

• From here you will drive direct to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang

• After arrival transfer to hotel

• Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5: Luang Prabang

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• We will visit the vegetable market and the former King's Palace in the world heritage town of Luang Prabang, perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquillity and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights, like the Wat Xieng Thong, make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos.

• Later we’ll visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. In the evening, climb up to the top of Phu Si Mountain for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa. From this awe-inspiring vista, take in the beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.

• At the Night Market, you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles crafted by local and hill-tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

• Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6: Luang Prabang

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• Today we board a cruise up the Mekong River, which gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as a fascinating visit deep within the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues.

• Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai , where they distil local rice wine (Lao Lao). Then we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its handmade paper (Mulberry paper)

• Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7: Luang Prabang - Hanoi

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• Join us to visit to the Kuang Si waterfall, one of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls in Laos. On the way we’ll make some stops to visit local villages.

• At the waterfalls you can splash around in the pools or walk along forest paths, before returning to Luang Prabang in the afternoon direct to the airport for the flight to Hanoi.

• Flight to Hanoi and upon arrival Hanoi transfer to the hotel

• Overnight in Hanoi

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8: Hanoi

 

• Breakfast at hotel

→ With a millennium-long history, Hanoi is a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks dotted with French-style buildings and historical monuments. The city center is an architectural museum piece, retaining the air of a quaint and peaceful provincial town, contrary to the fast-paced atmosphere of Saigon.

• During the city tour, you’ll see cultural and historical highlights, comprising the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Mausoleum from the outside only), One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and the Old Quarter with Hoan Kiem Lake. The tour gives you time for shopping and socializing with local people.

• Overnight in Hanoi

Meals : Breakfast
Day 9: Hanoi - Halong

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• Transfer to Halong Bay in the morning.

→ Halong Bay is one of the most magnificent scenic spots in all of Vietnam and was recognized as a world natural heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Halong is a picturesque bay with almost 2,000 islets rising from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin.

→ Cruise for 2 days in the tranquillity of Halong Bay.

• Overnight on board

Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 10: Halong Bucht – Hanoi

 

• Breakfast on board

• Continue cruising and disembark in the late morning. Afterwards return to Hanoi Airport. On route you will stop at But Thap Pagode. Around evening you will fly from Hanoi to Hue.

• Transfer to Hotel

• Overnight in Hue

Meals : Brunch
Day 11: Hue

 

• Breakfast or Brunch

→ Hue was Vietnam’s feudal capital from 1802 to 1945 under the Nguyen dynasty. It is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples set in a poetic background of greenery on the banks of the Perfume River. All were laid out in harmony with nature and in accordance with the principles of Geomancy or Feng Shui. In 1993 Hue was declared by UNESCO as World Heritage Site.

→ The Tomb of Tu Duc is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. In a sprawling lush pine forest 8 km (5 miles) from Hue, this tomb is the final resting place of Emperor Tu Duc (1848-83) who enjoyed the longest reign of any monarch of the Nguyen dynasty. The construction of the tomb started in December 1864 and was completed in 1867.

• Visit the Old Imperial Citadel, which construction begun in 1805 on the northern bank of the Perfume River.
Within the Imperial Enclosure is the Forbidden Purple City, which used to be the living quarters of the King. With more than 100 buildings such as palaces, temples and fortresses, the Citadel is one of the most interesting place to visit in Hue.

• During this tour you will see all the important sights of Hue.

• Overnight in Hue

Meals : Breakfast
Day 12: Hue – Danang - Hoi An

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• In the early morning you will start with a relaxing boat ride on the perfume river to the Thien Mu Pagoda and then continue to the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang. The Thien Mu Pagoda was created in 1601 and is one of the most famous architectural structures in Vietnam. The most striking feature is the 21m-high octagonal tower, the 7-storeyed Phuoc Duyen Tower. The tower has become the unofficial symbol of Hue.
The Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang is perhaps the most majestic of the Royal Tombs, built for Minh Mang who ruled from 1820-1840.

• On the way to Hoi An you’ll pass the Hai Van Pass. Hai Van pass means in Vietnamese the pass of ocean clouds. It is located on Highway 1 between Danang and Hue. One can see a spectacular stretch of scenery where mountains seem to fall into the sea. In the past, Hai Van Pass was the site of the historic struggle between several nations in the region (Kingdoms of Champa, Vietnam, Laos, etc.).

• Stop en route for a visit of Danang’s Cham Museum. The museum houses probably the best collection of Cham art in the world. More than 300 artifacts, many dating to the 4th century are waiting to be explored.

• After arriving in Hoi An you will join a city tour: Hoi An is an ancient trading post of seafaring Chinese, Japanese and European merchants. This picturesque town with colorful shops and temples was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Walk along the main street to the Chinese Assembly Hall of Fujien Chinese community. The hall, built in 1697, was used as the worship place dedicated to Thien Hau (the Goddess of the Sea or Holy Mother) and also the meeting place for the Fujien Chinese community.

• Continue to the riverbank along narrow streets - on both sides are old houses transformed into beautifully decorated shops with colorful lanterns in different shapes.

• Next stop is to see the Japanese Covered Bridge built in the early 17th century by Japanese traders who settled eventually in the town. The special pagoda-shaped bridge is now the official symbol of Hoi An.

• Overnight in Hoi An

Meals : Breakfast
Day 13: Hoi An – Danang - Saigon

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• In the morning transfer to Danang Airport and fight to Saigon.

Here join a city tour: Ho Chi Minh City also known as Saigon is Vietnam's largest city with a growing population of around 8 million. This is a city on-the-go 24 hours a day, where everybody seems to be busy either buying, selling, studying, working or just enjoying themselves. Despite the fact that modern high-rise buildings have begun to dominate the skyline in recent years there are still many fine examples of French colonial architecture in Ho Chi Minh City.

• The city tour will give you a general view of a developing city. You will get to know its history and culture with stops at the War Remnants Museum and at the Reunification Palace. See other places of interest such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Opera House and the City Hall. Take the rest of the time for shopping activities around Dong Khoi Street and Ben Thanh Market.

• Overnight in Saigon

Meals : Breakfast
Day 14: Saigon - Departure

 

• Breakfast at hotel

• Free day at leisure (late check out is not included)

There are no activities planned for today so you are free until transfer to Saigon Airport for your departure to Bangkok or next destination

Meals : Breakfast
Hotel List:
Deluxe Class

Hotel: Landscape Hotel

Room Type: Deluxe

1 Deluxe Phnom Penh Landscape Hotel

Premium Class

Hotel: InterContinental Phnom Penh Hotel

Room Type: Premium

1 Premium Phnom Penh Intercontinental

Deluxe Class

Hotel: Khemara Angkor Hotel & Spa

Room Type: Deluxe

2 Deluxe Siem Reap Khemara Hotel

Premium Class

Hotel: Royal Angkor Resort & SPA

Room Type: Premium

2 Premium Halong Aphrodite Cruises

Deluxe Class

Hotel: The Sanctuary Hotel Luang Prabang

Room Type: Deluxe

3 Deluxe Luang Prabang The Sanctuary Hotel

Premium Class

Hotel: Villa Maly

Room Type: Premium

3 Premium Luang Prabang Villa Maly

Deluxe Class

Hotel: Medallion Hanoi Hotel

Room Type: Deluxe

4 Deluxe Hanoi Medallion Hotel

Premium Class

Hotel: 

Room Type: 

 

Deluxe Class

Hotel: Bai Tho Day Cruises

Room Type: Deluxe

5 Deluxe Halong Bai Tho Cruise

Premium Class

Hotel: Aphrodite Cruises Halong

Room Type: Premium

5 Premium Halong Aphrodite Cruises 2

Deluxe Class

Hotel: Eldora Hotel

Room Type: Deluxe

6 Deluxe Hue Eldora Hotel

Premium Class

Hotel: Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa

Room Type: Premium

6 Premium Hue Pilgrimage Village

Deluxe Class

Hotel: Hoi An Ancient House Resort & Spa

Room Type: Deluxe

7 Deluxe Hoi An Ancient House

Premium Class

Hotel: Sunrise Hoi An Resort

Room Type: Premium

7 Premium Hoi An Sunrise Hoi An

Deluxe Class

Hotel: Sonnet Saigon Hotel

Room Type: Deluxe

8 Deluxe Saigon Sonnet Hotel

Premium Class

Hotel: Hotel Equatorial Ho Chi Minh City

Room Type: Premium

8 Premium Saigon Equatorial Hotel

 

Hotel List:

Deluxe Class: (Phnom Penh) Landscape Hotel / Standard Room
(Siem Reap) Khemara Hotel / Deluxe Room
(Luang Prabang) The Sanctuary Hotel / Superior Room
(Hanoi) Medallion Hotel / Superior
(Halong) Bai Tho Cruise / Deluxe Junk 2D1N
(Hue) Eldora Hotel Hue / Deluxe City View
(Hoi An) Ancient House Resort / Garden View
(Saigon) Sonnet Hotel / Deluxe

Premium Class: (Phnom Penh) Intercontinental Phnom Penh Hotel / Deluxe Room
(Siem Reap) Royal Angkor Resort & Spa / Superior Room
(Luang Prabang) Villa Maly / Superior Room
(Hanoi) Pullman Hanoi / Standard Room
(Halong) Aphrodite Cruises / Luxury Balcony 2D1N
(Hue) Pilgrimage Village / Deluxe
(Hoi An) Sunrise Hoi An Resort / Garden Deluxe
(Saigon) Equatorial Hotel / Deluxe Room

 

Remark:

• All rates are per person
• Accommodation in hotels is subject to availability. If the listed hotel is fully booked, alternate accommodation will be booked within the same hotel category without surcharge/reduction.
• If no hotel in same category available, we preserve the right to apply a surcharge for any higher category or a reduction for any lower category.
• Compulsory surcharges and meal options apply during peak holiday period such as Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve and Chinese New Year. These will be advised at the time of booking or at any time should the hotel apply on a hotel basis.
• All hotel ratings are according to the local accreditation authority

Service included:

• 12 night accommodation which base on twin sharing with daily breakfast
• 1 night on board Halong Bay Cruise base on twin sharing with breakfast
• Admission fee to all places indicated in the program
• English-speaking guide
• Joined transportation as mention in the program
• Meals as mention in the program

Service Does Not include:

• Visa fee
• Travel Insurance in all kinds
• Early Check In and Late Check Out
• Optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the program
• Other meals not mentioned in the program
• Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks and tips
• Hotel's early check-in and late check-out charge
• Personal expenses such as drinks, snacks and tips

Note:

• Small deviations of the tours program or time given in the program may sometimes necessary, depending on any uncontrollable circumstances.
• Any rejection of meals or tour program is non-refundable

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