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16 days from £2899 pp Including flight from LHR
This holiday, encompassing ,Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Thailand takes you on a sweeping journey through South East Asia showcasing the similarities and contrast these destinations have to offer. This once in a lifetime experience can be overwhelming for many, but for those who decide to take it, it will undoubtedly be one experience that will leave you a changed person.Travel through colorful cities like Ho Chi Minh, Hanoi, Bangkok, and experience Angkor Wat, Ha-long Bay cruise, Park Ou Caves, and Damnoen Saduak Floating Market.
Lets go and experience the highlights of South East Asia!
Day 01: Departure London Heathrow
Day 02: Hanoi Arrival
Day 03: Hanoi – Full Day City Tour [Group Tour] (B/L)
Day 04: Hanoi – Halong [Group Tour] (B/L/D)
Day 05: Halong – Hanoi – Flight To Ho Chi Minh (B/BR)
Day 06: Ho Chi Minh – Full Day City Tour And Cu Chi Tunnels [Group Tour] (B/L)
Day 07: Ho Chi Minh City – Full Day Mekong Delta [Group Tour] (B/L)
Day 08: Ho Chi Minh – Flight To Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (B)
Day 09: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Angkor Thom (B)
Day 10: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Flight To Luang Prabang (B)
Day 11: Luang Prabang – Alms Giving & Pak Ou Cave (B)
Day 12: Luang Prabang – City Tour – Khouangsi Waterfall (B)
Day 13: Luang Prabang – Flight To Bangkok (B)
Day 14: Bangkok – Full Day Combined Temple City, Grand Palace And Klong Tour (B)
Day 15: Bangkok – Half Day Damnoen Saduak Floating Market (B)
Day 16: Bangkok Departure
Upon arrival at Noibai Airport, you’ll be met by our tour guide & transferred to your hotel in Hanoi for a Check-in. The rest of the time, you’ll be free on your own.Overnight at hotel.
8.00- 8.30: Get picked up by our friendly guide and start to explore Hanoi City
08.45: Arrive at Tran Quoc Pagoda located on Golden Fish IsLand in West Lake It is the oldest pagoda in Ha Noi built in the 6th century.
09.30: Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, you have a chance to see the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh then walk around the garden to see 2 houses where he lived & worked from 1954 to 1969. Then visit One Pillar Pagoda where worships the Godess of Mercy – It is the most unique padoga in the world.Please note:
11.15: Visit Vietnam Ethnology Museum to learn about the culture of 54 ethnic groups living in the whole country of Vietnam Special Note : we will visit Women Museum instead of Ethnology Museum closed on Mondays
12.45: Have lunch at our restaurant. You have an opportunity to enjoy Vietnamese cuisine with 8 delicious dishes.14.00-14.15: Continue to visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam, established in the 11 century.
15.15: Leave for Hoa Lo Prison Museum which originally used by the French colonists in Indochina for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for U.S. prisoners of war during the Vietnam War. During this later period, it was known to American POWs as the "Hanoi Hilton
16.15 -16.30: you get impressed with 1-hour tour on the trishaw to visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi´s fascinating Old Quarter for some great fun. This is your chance to be part of typical Hanoian style and its traditional Vietnamese culture.You finish your relaxing but informative day by attending a Water Puppet Show, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam. Overnight in Hanoi.
After having breakfast at the hotel you will be picked up at the hotel by our shuttle bus for Halong Bay. Morning departure to one of the most magnificent places in the world, Halong Bay. The trip takes about 3 hours 30 minutes. Halong covers 577 square kilometres and this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone peaks or karsts that jut from the deep blue waters as far as the eye can see. We will spend a day and a half, including an evening with dinner and breakfast on board, exploring this amazing seascape from the deck of a Vietnamese traditional boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat has wooden interior handmade, including a dining room and pleasantly air-conditioned cabins with private bathrooms. Since we are on the water at night, we can explore the most beautiful places in Ha Long Bay with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Asia.Overnight on the boat. Please note: Please note the program may be little varied upon the cruise you choose.
In this morning, we will keep on our journey by junk-boat to explore more islands & natural beauties of Halong Bay. 10:30 Hrs: you will have a brunch served on the cruise before reaching to Halong Harbour at around 1200 Hrs. Right here our car will be at disposal to pick you up to transfer back to the airport in Ho Chi Minh. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh, pick up and transfer to hotel.Overnight at hotel.
Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars.Have lunch at local restaurant.
Depart for Cu Chi tunnel, the trip will take approximately one and a half hours bus driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun (your own cost). Return to Ho Chi Minh.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
07:30 AM: Depart for Cai Be by van/bus via Trung Luong Expressway. Upon arrival in Cai Be, have a boat ride to the remaining site of a renowned wholesale floating market on the Tien River many years ago. This site entitles you to know something about the local trading habit that has changed due to the age of the modern society when more terrestrial transportation and high technique of agriculture have dominated everywhere. There, you can realize how diverse the area is and how rich orchard gardens are, which makes it the basket of fruit in the lower part of the Mekong River. Ramble in small villages where you will uncover the beauty of an ancient house and learn about the indigenous culture. Make a short visit to a small family business where the locals make coconut fudges and crispy rice popcorn. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel the slow rhythms of Southern Vietnamese folk music – a kind of music entwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people. Paddle through small canals – an exciting experience since you can look around, unwind, and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the Upper Mekong Delta. Additionally, after arrival on Tan Phong Island, immerse yourself in nature's tranquility. At lunch time, you not only enjoy luscious food but also get closer to the locals as it is a chance to learn how to prepare Vietnamese specialties. The meal is cooked on your own and served in the heart of the local garden. Cycle on the village path through orchards. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Visit Ba Kiệt’s ancient house. Take a boat ride back to Cai Be and meet your bus for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Breakfast at hotel, free time and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Siem Reap.
Welcome to Siem Reap, the centre of Angkor! Siem Reap is a small colonial town, charming and pleasant enough to roam around with some fine examples of French colonial architecture. Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, warmly greeted by our friendly English Speaking guide, Afterwards, it’s the time for a visit to Angkor Wat – one of the sevengreatest architectural wonders of the world, built in between the 9th – 13th century, its general view are five ancients towers’ figure that embroidered or printed to the Kingdom of Cambodia’s Flag now, next on, your guide will take you to an excellent spot for watching a mesmerizing Angkor Wat sunset.Overnight in Siem Reap.
Breakfast at the hotel. This morning, This morning you head 30km north to visit the captivating and beautiful temple of Banteay Srei or ‘Fortress of the Women’. The journey allows you to experience the beautiful Cambodian countryside as you pass through small typical villages, on-route you will visit Banteay Samre. Banteay Samre is an elaborately decorated temple, embellished with floral motifs and scenes from the Ramayana, all carved from pink sandstone. It is said the carvings must have been done by women as the detail is too fine for the hands of a man. Afternoon, you will explore the Small Circuit. This tour includes the huge pyramid of Takeo, and the jungle-clad Ta Prohm, made famous by the Hollywood blockbuster ‘Tomb Raider’. You continue to explore the impressive Royal City of Angkor Thom, where you will find the Bayon, a temple famed for its many gigantic carved faces smiling beguilingly down at you. You will also visit other important sites in this immense walled city, including the pyramid of Baphuon, Phimeanakas, and the royal viewing stands known as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.Overnight in Siem Reap.
After breakfast at the hotel. You take a short 15km drive to Phnom Krom the large hill that looms closer and enjoy a relaxing cruise on the on the Tonle Sap lake, the largest lake in South East Asia. You will see the traditional floating village of Chong Kneas and witness the residents going about their daily life – it is quite a sight seeing a whole bamboo village complete with homes, gas stations, schools, hairdressers, and even karaoke bars floating on a lake. On the way back to Siem Reap you will call in at Artisans d’Angkor, an interesting boutique workshop where you can observe young Cambodians learning traditional Khmer handicraft techniques, such as stone & wood carving, and lacquering & gilding – a great opportunity for last-minute quality souvenirs. Transfer to airport for your departure flight to Luang Prabang.Greeting at Luang Prabang airport, transfer to hotel with the guide and listen to Guide’s briefing for whole tour itinerary. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquillity 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. Pick up and transfer to hotel.Overnight in Luang Prabang.
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms-giving ritual to saffron-clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in coloured glass. We then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. We’ll make sure to stop at the Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. We will also stop at a few villages during the day, including Ban Xanghai where the local rice wine is produced. On our way back, we pass by a few more local villages and see the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun.Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Start your day with a visit to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre where you are able to observe valuable artefacts and traditional clothing and implements from each of the 20 ethnic minority groups which inhabit the Luang Prabang area. Later in the morning, we go to the Phosi Market, which has an eclectic selection of foodstuffs and souvenirs. Afterwards, we head out to visit some ethnic minority villages and see how these colourful people live. We then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfalls where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. We continue to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xieng Lek – small villages well known for silk weavings and Saa (jute) Papermaking, and return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath.Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Breakfast, we visit the National Museum (close Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. The National Museum and the Central Market are not to be missed. After visiting these sights in the morning, there will be free time to venture into town and stroll around the shopping area. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure flight to Siem Reap. Greeting at Bangkok airport, transfer to hotel.Overnight in Bangkok.
After breakfast at hotel, pick up at your hotel and depart from Bangkok to Ratchaburi province for Damnoen Saduak Floating Market. On the way visit the coconut sugar house. You will experience how they made sugar from coconut and try fresh young coconut juice. Talking friendly with house's owner and see around the old style Thai house. After that continue to the jetty pier and board a long-tailed boat ride for about 30 minutes, passing through remote plantations and Thai villages along the river and winding canal. At the floating market of Damnoen Saduak, it is amazing to see a lively market scene of local vendors selling local foods, tropical fruits, and numerous handicraft products on their boats.Overnight in Bangkok.
Your Hotels [03 star or similar]
Hanoi: Hanoi Golden Holiday Hotel or similar
Halong: Victory Cruise 4-star or similar
Ho Chi Minh: Prague Hotel or similar
Siem Reap: Kouprey Hotel or similar
Luang Prabang: Villa Chitdara Hotel or similar
Bangkok: I-Residence Hotel Silom or similar
Single Room Supplement: £650
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