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An 16 day journey of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos, featuring Halong Bay * Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi * Imperial Citadel, Hue * Cham Museum, Danang * Boat trip on the Perfume River * Cu Chi tunnels, Ho Chi Minh City *Royal Palace, Phnom Penh * Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom * Morning market, Vientiane * Pak Ou Caves, Luang Prabang


Day 1. Bangkok
Arrive at Bangkok, Thailand by air. Upon arrival in Bangkok check into your hotel for an overnight stay.
Novotel Bangkok International Airport (superior room)

Day 2. Bangkok-Phnom Penh
Today we board our flight to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. After lunch, we have a guided city tour, including the National Museum with its beautiful collection of Khmer artworks, the Royal Palace with its combination of Asian and French architecture, the Silver Pagoda boasting a floor of solid silver and a visit to market filled with local delicate handicrafts and silverwork.
Raffles Hotel Le Royal (state room)

Day 3. Phnom Penh–Siem Reap
Early this morning, we take a short flight to Siem Reap, where we begin our explorations of Angkor Temple complex, considered to be the most spectacular sights in all of Asia.

The Khmer Temples of Angkor Wat , which was built in the 12th century , are one of the world wonders. Khmer culture, which held its greatest power from the 8th through the 12th century, had its greatest flowering in Angkor. Initially Hindu and later Buddhist, the exquisite sculpture and bas-relief work that adorn the temples and buildings of the complex recount the myth and mysticism of the once great culture. Social decline, brought on by war, and the encroachment of the surrounding rain forest cloaked Angkor in the a veil of mystery that kept Angkor a secret until the early 20th century when a French adventurer discovered the ruins beneath the dense undergrowth of the forest during a lighting storm.
Victoria Angkor Hotel ( superior)

Day 4. Angkor Wat
We continue our explorations of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and the Bayon Temple.
Bayon, situated in the center of the town of Ankor Thom, is the Buddhist shrine with its 49 towers and huge portraits of meditating Buddha facing the four geographical directions. In the afternoon, we will also visit the magnificent Ta Prohm, Anteay Kdei, Srah Srang and Kravan Temples and Preah Khan.
Victoria Angkor Hotel ( superior)

Day 5. Siem Reap- Saigon
Today we fly to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon),Vietnam. The city still retains its old charm. A city orientation tour bring us to the cavernous General Post Office, the City hall and the beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral, the former Presidential Palace, Tien Hau Pagoda and the bustling Chinatown of Cholon.
Caravelle Hotel (deluxe)

Day 6. Saigon
Today we drive to Cu Chi and visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels. There are more than 200 km of underground tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. We continue to Tay Ninh, centre of the Cao-Dai religion founded in 1926, a combination of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. The Temple draws its architectural influence from both Europe and the Orient and the style is quite extraordinary. You will have the opportunity to watch the worshippers in their white long tunics during noon mass. Return to the city, we will visit the Ben Thank Market where we are able to shop for souvenirs.
Caravelle Hotel (Deluxe)

Day 7. Saigon- Danang
We take a morning flight to Danang, a beautiful port city situated in the center of a horseshoe bay. In Danang, we visit the Cham Museum, which offers a glimpse of the ancient and artistic kingdom of Champa that ruled Vietnam for a thousand years. Then enjoy an excursion to the Marble Mountains, a range of five mountain peaks representing the elements of the universe- Water, Fire, Earth, Metal and Wood. We climb up the Water Mountain to visit the Buddhist sanctuaries and pagodas and get a glimpse of the nearby China Beach, a favorite R&R retreat during the Vietnam War.
Furama Resort ( largoon view room)

Day 8. Danang-Hue
We set off this morning to the charming historic town of Hoi Ann, a relic of bygone days. Hoi Ann was one of the major ports of Southeast Asia from 17th to 19th centuries. Chinese Japanese and Portuguese traders had small communities here, and old wooden houses, bridges and temples are reminiscent of a Vietnam centuries past. We enjoy a walking tour and lunch here before our journey to ancient royal capital of Hue via the beautiful Pass of the Clouds.
Arrive Hue in the afternoon,we visit royal tomb of Tu Duc, the Citadel modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing and browse the exotic wares in the colorful local market.
La Residence Hue

Day 9. Hue- Hanoi
In the morning we take a boat trip on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, whose 70-foot tower is one of the most famous structures in all Vietnam. Afterwards we continue to the tomb of the Emperor Minh Mang, set in a beautiful countryside. After lunch, we leave by air to Hanoi. Upon arrival transfer to the renowned colonial style hotel, the Metropole, in the heart of the city.
Sofitel Metropole ( Premium)

Day 10. Hanoi
Hanoi, the capital and political center of modern Vietnam, still retains a vivid charm, with its wide shady tree-lined boulevards and French architecture. Today’s sightseeing will include the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, the One Pillar Pagoda, and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument made of huge amounts of marble and granite.
Also visit the Temple of Literature, and see the fascinating historical and archeological Museum, which houses a collection of ancient bronze objects. After lunch we set off for Halong Bay, passing by the paddy fields and small towns of Red River Delta.
Halong Plaza Hotel ( superior)

Day 11. Halong Bay
Discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding nature beauty.
"Dragon descending to the sea" as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 1,000 limestone islets from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Enjoy a relaxing boat cruise among the cave-dotted islands and small fishing boats. We return Hanoi in the late afternoon.
Sofitel Metropole (premium)

Day 12. Hanoi-Vientiane
Depart Hanoi by air for Vientiane this morning. Arrive at Watty Airport and transfer to your hotel. Serene, timeless Laos is one of Asia’s most unvisited, unchanged countries.
Afternoon sightseeing tour of Vientiane includes visits to Hophrakeo, Vat Si Saket, Patousay (the Arc of Triumph) and That Luang Stupa.
Settha Palace ( deluxe)

Day 13. Vientiane- Luang Prabang
We visit a morning market before transfer to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang, second city of Laos and former imperial capital. After lunch Visit Vat Phousy on the top of the hill overlooking the Mekong River, Vat May, Vat Visoun and the beautiful Vat Xieng Thong.
Villa Santi Hotel (deluxe)

Day 14. Luang Prabang
A river boat excursion takes us upstream on the Mekong River to visit the famous caves of Pak-Ou, located at the side of the steep cliff on the bank of the Mekong River housing hundreds of Buddha statues. Picnic lunch at the bamboo cottage at the bank of the river. En route, visit a local rice-wine distillery and Ban Phanom weaving village
Return to hotel in the late afternoon.
Villa Santi Hotel (deluxe)

Day 15. Luang Prabang- Bangkok
Visit the National museum (the former king' palace) and transfer to the airport for your flight back Bangkok. On arrival, met by your guide and transfer to the your hotel on the banks of Chao Phraya River. Free at leisure rest of the day.
Shangri-La Bangkok( deluxe room)

Day 16. Bangkok
Transfer to the airport for your homeward flight or extend your journey to another destination of the Orient.

*(Each departure is limited to 12 person; day one are arrival dates in Bangkok)

Land package price:

$3890 per person double occupancy;
Single hotel room supplement: $1280

Land package price includes:

  • Intra city flights coach class
  • Deluxe hotel accomodation double occupancy
  • Daily western breakfast at hotel (total 15)
  • Comprehensive private guided tours, visits and all admissions
  • Private English speaking guide in each destination
  • Daily lunch on the tour ( total 14 lunches)
  • Applicable hotel taxes

Not included in the package price:

  • International transpacific airfare
  • Visa processing fee
  • Other costs not stated as included



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