Indochina Classic Tour

Multi Country Tour - 15 Days

  • Indochina Classic Tour

    Day 1 - Vientiane

    Arrival in Vientiane
    Sightseeing in Vientiane
    The capital city of Laos, Vientiane still feels like a sleepy city with relaxed charm, tree-lined boulevards, interesting wats and colorful markets. Tour the different highlights of the city, including Pha That Lung, a gleaming golden stupa which is perhaps most important national monument in Laos; Ho Pha Keo, the formal royal temple, now a museum with beautiful examples of Buddhist sculpture; Wat Si Saket; and Patuxai, a monumental arch inspired by the Arc de Triomphe, but executed with Lao motifs.
    Overnight in Vientiane

    Day 2 - Luang Prabang

    Flight from Vientiane to Luang Prabang
    Sightseeing in Luang Prabang
    Set between the Nam Khan and Nam Ou rivers, Luang Prabang is an enchanting town filled with historic temples and colonial style buildings. The entire town was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1995. Begin your tour with Wat Visoun (Wat Wisunalat). The oldest living temple in Luang Prabang, Wat Visoun dates back to 1513 and contains a collection of antique wooden Buddhas. Visit the nearby Wat Aham before continuing to Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all the monasteries and temples in the city. Its many ornate buildings feature exquisite mosaic and gold-stenciled murals. From there, stroll down the main street (Wat Street) of Luang Prabang. Time permitting, stop at some of the many temples that line its sides, including Wat Sibounheuang, Wat Si Moung, Wat Sop and Wat Sene.
    Visit Mount Phousi for sunset
    Climb the hillside stairs to the small temples atop PHOU SI, the 100m high hill which sits in the middle of the town, offering beautiful views over the temples and river.
    Overnight in Luang Prabang

    Day 3 - Luang Prabang

    Sightseeing in Luang Prabang
    In the morning, visit a Local Market to see the bustle and activity of the early morning. Continue to the National Museum (Royal Palace), a modest but graceful building which combines traditional Lao and French beaux-arts motifs. This turn-of-the century royal residence has been preserved as it was when the royal family last lived here and provides unique insights into the history of Laos. (Closed on Tuesdays). Afterwards, visit Wat Mai.
    Excursion by boat to Pak Ou Caves
    Travel down the Mekong River to the steep limestone cliffs overlooking the Mekong and Nam Ou rivers, home to the Pal Ou Caves. These extraordinary caves are filled with Buddha images, of every style and material imaginable. On the return journey, stop at Ban Xang Hai, a local village famous for the production of lao lao, the local rice wine whisky.
    Visit the weaving village of Ban Xang Khong
    A village near Luang Prabang well known for its traditional handwoven cotton and silk, as well as production of the local sa (mulberry) paper.
    Overnight in Luang Prabang

    Day 4 - Luang Prabang

    Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls
    From Luang Prabang to Kuang Si Waterfall, travel by vehicle to visit minorities village of Ban Muang Khai Continue by car to Kuang Si Waterfall, located in a perfect natural setting near Luang Prabang, this multi-tiered waterfall tumbles over limestone formations into a series of turquoise pools. Enjoy swimming in the clear water or just relaxing in the natural environment. Continue to Ban Tha Pene, a nearby Khmu village, before returning to Luang Prabang by vehicle.
    Afternoon at leisure
    Overnight in Luang Prabang

    Day 5 - Halong

    Flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi
    Arrival in Hanoi
    By vehicle from Hanoi Airport to Halong
    Overnight in Halong

    Day 6 - Hanoi

    Excursion by boat through Halong Bay including lunch (4 hours)
    Cruise on a traditional wooden boat among the emerald waters and craggy limestone cliffs of Halong Bay, stopping to explore one of the many caves in this area. Sail past picturesque islands, floating villages, fishermen casting their nets and pearl fisheries and observe the rhythms of daily life on the bay. Return to Halong pier.
    By vehicle from Halong to Hanoi
    Overnight in Hanoi

    Day 7 - Hoi An

    Sightseeing in Hanoi with a visit by cyclo to the Old Quarter
    Although it is the modern-day capital of Vietnam, HANOI still retains the mystery and charm of past centuries. Narrow lanes and traditional shophouses invite exploration by cyclo, while its many beautiful public spaces lakes, parks, tree-lined boulevards and monuments give the city an air of elegance and harmony with nature unique among Asian capitals. Begin your day visiting the Temple of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways, and one of the best surving examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture. Founded in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, this was also the site of Vietnam's first university. Continue to the miniature One Pillar Pagoda. Also dating from the 11th century, this monument was rebuilt after being destroyed by the French in 1954. Today it stands near the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial, a lovely park setting which is home to Ho Chi Minh's final resting place, as well as a museum and other memorials. Stroll past the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed to visitors on Mondays and Fridays), where visitors can pay respects to the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh. Continue through the park to Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House, the simple two-room dwelling where Ho Chi Minh lived from 1948 until his final days. Preserved in the same condition as during his life, it may be viewed through the windows. Finally, discover the Old Quarter of Hanoi by cyclo. This fascinating network of narrow alleys and shophouses is also known as 'The 36 Streets,' each street being named after the merchandise traditionally sold there, ranging from fabrics to crafts to medicines to tombstones. A handicraft-lover's paradise and a endlessly interesting place to explore local life.
    Flight from Hanoi to Danang
    By vehicle from Danang to Hoi An
    Journey south past the Marble Mountains and small villages.
    Overnight in Hoi An

    Day 8 - Hoi An

    Sightseeing in Hoi An
    The exquisitely preserved merchant town of HOI AN was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999. Its colorful shophouses and temples reflect a diverse heritage, dating back to the 16th and 17th century, when it was a major port for Western, Chinese and Japanese traders. Today it is a thriving center of traditional crafts and a shoppers’ paradise, best explored on foot. Wander through the cobbled streets, past low tile-roofed buildings, the bustling Central Market and the small Harbour where colorfully painted boats are moored. The walking tour will include visits to a Private House, where members of the same family have lived continuously for centuries in a traditional setting; to one of the Family Chapels built by prominent merchant or official families as centers for ancestor worship; and to a typical Chinese-Style Pagoda or Assembly Hall. Finally, continue to the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, first constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese quarters across the stream.
    Overnight in Hoi An

    Day 9 - Hue

    By vehicle from Hoi An to Hue with sightseeing in Danang
    From Hoi An begin driving north, stopping just outside Danang to visit the Marble Mountains, five stone hillocks, once islands, that now rise sharply from the surrounding ricefields. Riddled with caves and shrines, they are said to each represent one of the five elements of the universe. Continue to the city of Danang, briefly passing China Beach, a famous R&R spot for American soldiers during the Vietnam-American War, and touring the Cham Museum an elegant colonial building which now houses the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. From Danang, journey north past Lang Co, a lovely stretch of beach curving outwards between a clear blue lagoon and the South China Sea, before arriving at Danang. Continue along steep mountainous roads with spectacular views of the coastline, crossing the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of north and south Vietnam.
    Sightseeing in Hue
    Hue served as the capital of Vietnam for more than 140 years. It houses ancient temples, imperial buildings and French-style edifices. It was established in the 17th century.
    Excursion to Thien Mu Pagoda with a boat trip on the Huong Giang river
    Embark on a local boat and cruise down the Perfume River to the iconic Thien Mu Pagoda, an elegant seven-tiered octagonal tower which has become Hue's most widely recognizable monument. During the early 1960s, this became a center of anti-government protest, and the site of the famous self-immolation of the monk Thich Quang Duc.
    Overnight in Hue

    Day 10 - Saigon

    Sightseeing in Hue
    Hue served as the capital of Vietnam for more than 140 years. It houses ancient temples, imperial buildings and French-style edifices. It was established in the 17th century.
    Visit the Old Imperial City
    Located in the heart of Hue is the Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the early 19th century and modelled after the Forbidden City of Peking. The original walls stretched for 10 km and were surrounded by a wide moat. Today, most of the buildings have been destroyed due to bombing during the Vietnam-American War, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Approach the city past the striking Flag Tower, where a giant Vietnamese flag waves proudly overhead, to the imposing Ngo Mon Gate, the main entrance to the Imperial Enclosure. Enter into an area of spacious courtyards and serene lotus ponds, and visit Dien Tho Residence ( Dien Tho palace) is where the Queen mother lived, visit Thai Hoa Palace, the magnificently decorated reception hall, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the original Nine Dynastic Urns, among other sites.
    • Visit Dong Ba Market
    A local market near the Imperial City
    Flight from Hue to Saigon
    Overnight in Saigon

    Day 11 - Saigon

    Sightseeing in Saigon and Cholon (Chinatown)
    A vibrant metropolis, SAIGON teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the meeting of traditional and modern life. The emerging modern skyline stands cheek by jowl with colonial buildings and traditional temples. Outside on the streets, young professionals zip by on motorcyles, chatting on cellphones; inside the quiet temple courtyards, worshippers pray amidst clouds of incense. Begin your tour of this exciting city with a tour of the historic center, strolling along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as the Rue Catinat, the main shopping thoroughfare and heart of old colonial Saigon. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville, the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Afterwards dive into modern history with a tour of the Reunification Palace. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style uwas famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. Continue to the harrowing War Remnants Museum, which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam- American War. Inside are detailed photographic exhibitions; outside is a collection of tanks, planes and weapons. A powerful experience, this museum is guaranteed to provoke strong emotions. In the afternoon, head out to Cholon (China Town), stopping to visit two of Saigon's most interesting pagodas, the Jade Emporer Pagoda and Giac Lam Pagoda, the oldest in the city. The sprawling, densely packed Cholon retains a traditional Asian feeling, unlike the more modern Saigon city center. Explore the highlights of this fascinating area, beginning with a brief visit to Binh Tay Market, the vast wholesale market selling every kind of good from dried foods to T shirts to electronics. Continue to Thien Hau Pagoda, build by the Cantonese congregation and dedicated to the heavenly goddess. End your tour at the central Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste
    Overnight in Saigon

    Day 12 - Phnom Penh

    Flight from Saigon to Phnom Penh
    Arrival in Phnom Penh
    Sightseeing in Phnom Penh
    Explore Pnom Penh, a chaotic, energetic and always fascinating city. Graceful tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades are reminders of bygone eras; today they teem with life and activity, as motorcycles weave in and out of traffic, vendor hawk their wares, and pedestrians go about their business. Start your tour at Wat Phnom, the birthplace of the capital; according to legend the city began here when a woman named Penh found four Buddha statues and built the temple to house them. Afterwards, see the splendor of Cambodia's royal heritage by visiting the Royal Palace, still the official residence of King Norodom Sihamoi, the adjacent Silver Pagoda, also known as the Pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, and the elegant National Museum, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer art. In the afternoon, learn about a chapter from Cambodia's more recent, tragic, past at the Tuol Sleng Museum (Museum of Genocide). Formerly the Tuol Svay Prey High School, in 1975, this became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge regime - at that time known as Security Prison 21, or simply S-21. Kept largely unchanged, this prison now showcases photographs and exhibits about the thousands of victims that passed through these doors - only seven of whom came out alive. Finally, explore the modern-day city, visiting one of Phnom Penh's two great markets, the Central Market, located in a distinctive domed Art Deco building, and the sprawling Russian Market, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts, jewelry and more.
    Overnight in Phnom Penh

    Day 13 - Siem Reap

    Flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
    Sightseeing in Angkor
    Visit Angkor Thom
    The fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor's most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, former spaces for public cermonies, both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined Baphuon Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle.
    Visit a temple for sunset
    Watch the sun set over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple.
    Overnight in Siem Reap

    Day 14 - Siem Reap

    Sightseeing in Angkor
    Visit Angkor Wat
    The crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, Ankor Wat is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stonecarvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.
    Visit Ta Prohm
    One of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them.
    Visit Banteay Srei Temple
    Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, BANTEAY SREI is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite with visitors.
    Overnight in Siem Reap

    Day 15 - Siem Reap

    Transfer to the airport for departure flight to onward destination 

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    Note: All prices are per person in USD, based on twin-sharing in double rooms in the default hotel for the listed category. Single supplement will be charged starting from 2 pax up for each pax occupying a single room.

    * Meal plan: included in itinerary

    Var. A
    Vientiane Avalon Hotel
    Standard Twin (TWN) (No Extra Bed)
    Avalon Hotel
    Standard Double (DBL) (No Extra Bed)
    Sengtawan Riverside
    Standard (DBL) (No Extra Bed)
    Phasouk Residence
    Deluxe Standard
    Vansana Riverside Hotel
    City Inn Vientiane
    Sabaidee@Lao Hotel Vientiane
    Superior Double (DBL)(No Extra Bed)
    Lao Plaze Hotel
    Superior/Regular Floor
    Luang Prabang Treasure Hotel Laos
    Studio Courtyard(TWN)
    Villa Saykham
    Superior (No Extra Bed)
    Villa Pumalin
    Ban Lao Hotel
    Deluxe/New Building (TWN)
    My Dream Boutique Resort and Spa
    Classic Courtyard
    Maison Dalabua
    Classic [TWN] (No Extra Bed)Courtyard
    Le Palais Juliana Luang Prabang
    Halong Saigon Halong Hotel
    Superior Mountain New (No Extra Bed)
    Heritage Halong Hotel
    Superior [EUR/USA/JAP/AUS/Africa Mkts] )
    Ha Long Palace Hotel
    Halong Dream Hotel
    Halong Plaze
    Royal Lotus Hotel Halong
    Deluxe (No Extra Bed)
    Novotel Ha Long Bay
    Standard (No Extra Bed)
    Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter Hotel
    Premium (No Extra Bed)
    Anise Hotel
    Superior (No Extra Bed)
    Galaxy Hotel
    Royal Gate Hotel
    Deluxe (No Extra Bed)
    Boss Hotel
    La Dolce Vita Hotel
    Hotel Nikko Hanoi
    ROH [Deluxe City/Park View/Non JAP]
    Horison Hanoi Hotel
    Standard (F. Superior) (No Extra bed)
    Hoi An Phuoc An River Hotel
    Deluxe River
    Van Loi Hotel
    Standard Garden (No Extra Bed)
    Hoian Pacific Hotel & Spa
    Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa
    Hotel booked separately by client
    Hue Hue Queen 1 Hotel
    Standard [EU Mkt]
    Festive Hue Hotel
    ROH [Superior and Deluxe]
    Mondial Hue Hotel
    ROH [Standard/Superior with City/Pool View]
    Romance Hotel
    ROH [Deluxe Mountain & Stadium View/Deluxe City View]
    Camellia Hue Hotel
    ROH (Deluxe City View/Deluxe Sky View) (No Extra Bed)
    Imperial Hotel Hue
    Deluxe City View
    Best Western Premier Indochine Palace
    Palace Deluxe
    Saigon Liberty 3 Hotel
    Deluxe [f. Superior]
    Sapphire Hotel
    Elios Hotel
    Liberty 4 Hotel
    Ramana Saigon Hotel
    Superior (No Extra Bed)
    Kingston Hotel
    Premium Superior
    Vien Dong Hotel
    Moevenpick Hotel Saigon
    Equatorial Hotel
    Deluxe (Worldwide except JAP /AUS/New Zealand)
    Phnom Penh Pacific Hotel Phnom Penh
    Princess Hotel Phnom Penh
    Superior [F.Standard]
    New York Hotel
    The Juliana Hotel
    Ohana Hotel
    Deluxe with Balcony
    Nagaworld Hotel
    Deluxe (Worldwide except Asian Market)
    Siem Reap Royal Empire Hotel
    Angkor Holiday Hotel
    Casa Angkor Hotel
    Khemara Angkor Hotel
    Angkor Riviera Hotel
    Superior (No Extra Bed)
    Pacific Hotel
    Borei Angkor Resort & Spa
    ROH [Deluxe/Landmark/Special Rate]

    - Accommodation and meals as described (please note that some hotels provide only continental breakfast).
    - All transfers within the journey, including pick-up at airport.
    - Domestic airfares as states in the itinerary in economy class.
    - All entrance fees.
    - English, French or German-speaking guides (other languages available upon request).


    - Visa fees.
    - Airport taxes.
    - Personal expenses such as drinks, laundry, souvenirs.


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