The journey to discover the mysteries of Indochina in 22 days

The journey to discover the mysteries of Indochina in 22 days

Tour code: INDO22DMYS

Tour duration: 22 days

Destinations: Vientiane-Luang Prabang-Siem Reap-Phnom Penh-Chaudoc-Ho Chi Minh City-Danang-Hue-Hanoi-Halong Bay

From (USD/pax): 2,059 $

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Internal and regional flight ticket in economy class (Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap, Siem Reap - Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City - Danang, Hue - Hanoi)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary (Non-private boat of Halong Bay cruise)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: Breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees

Exclusion:

  • International flights
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Cambodia Visa
  • Laos visa
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Payment policy

Deposit 25% of the total amount after confirmation of the tour packages.
The total payment should be made 25 days before the tour start.

Cancellation policy

- more than 45 days before arrival: the deposit is refunded 100%, no fee charge
- between 30 and 45 days before arrival: 5% cancellation charge.
- between 15 and 30 days before arrival: 10%.
- between 8 and 14 days before arrival: 40%.
- 7 days before arrival: 100%.
- No show: 100%.

Children Policies:

  • Maximum 1 child can share the parent's existing bedding.
    - Child under 2 years old is free of charge and share the parent's existing bedding.
    - Child from 2 - under 6 years old: 50% of adult price and share the parent's existing bedding.
    - Child from 7 - under 12 years old: 75% of adult price and share the parent's existing bedding.

PRICE: The price of this tour varies according to group size and time of year. Contact us for the best offer

Hotel

Please let us know your hotel requirements or select from Hotel

For your booking and payment:

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Fill in your requirements in the form Contact us or send an email directly to us: info@cocovietnamtravel.com

We will contact you within 12-24 hours and work closely with you for your itinerary.

Indochina is always an attractive tourism destination for visitors. Taking the tour, you will have a chance to discover many famous monuments in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam as well as discover the daily life of inhabitants. Surely you will have a memorable trip to explore the religious values in these countries.


DAY 1: VIENTIANE ARRIVAL

See you at the Vientiane Airport, welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. After a short break to recover from a jet lag. Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 2: VIENTIANE CITY - BUDDHA PARK (B)
Enjoying breakfast with a cup of coffee before walking around surely will be an interesting experience for visitors to discover this city. Drive out of the city, we will visit Buddha Park (located 25km from the city). 
Created in the 1950s by Luang PuBunleua Sulilat, the park is home for over 200 statues of Buddha and characters of Hindu made by concrete, especially the enormous Buddhist statue which is 40m in length propping its arm. Furthermore, there are many other statues in the shapes of humans, Godheads, animals, and Lucifer. Visitors can get inside the enormous monuments in the shape of a pumpkin through a monster’s mount which is 3 meters high. You can also visit all floors symbolizing for Hell, Underworld, and Heaven.
In the afternoon, our local guide will guide you to visit Patuxay Victory Monument, (means Triumphal Arch) particular in Lane Xang Boulevard. 
It used to be called Anou Savary. Patuxay was built in 1958 with the subsection and exterior simulating the Arc de Triomphe in Paris but the above section and interior including the Lao architecture and embossment. Visitors standing on the highest stair here can see the panorama of Vientiane.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 3: VIENTIANE - LUANG PRABANG (B)
Following your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in.
After that, we will visit Luang Prabang city located on the left bank of the Mekong River. Luang Prabang used to be a religious capital of Laos, thus it is the concentration of more than 100 temples.
At the end of the afternoon, let’s climb Mount Phousi to contemplate the fantastic picture of the sunset. It’s an ideal time to take some nice photos. On the way back to the hotel, we will visit the H’mong Night Market for exploration and buy some lovely souvenirs. 
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 4: LUANG PRABANG CITY TOUR (B)
In the early morning, the local guide will take you to Vat Nong Temple to witness the Tak Bat ceremony of monks. During the ceremony, devoted locals will stand on the sidewalk and there are bearing food in their arm. When a procession of monks wearing orange robes passes, the locals will offer the foods to them. If you concentrate to witness, you will easily realize that the ceremony occurs in a quiet and respectful ambiance and there is no word between monks and locals. As a tourist, we should not wear revealing clothes and we should pose photos from a suitable distance to show respect. 
Particularly, after breakfast, visitors will discover Vat Xieng Thong (means “The Golden City”) or Temple of the Royal city, the oldest, most important and most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang. It was built under the reign of the King Setthathirat (1559-1560). The temple is splendidly decorated with carving and mosaics within a picturesque scenery surrounding.
Next, we will come to the Vat Mai Temple. Erected at the end of the 18th century, the temple is a capped sanctuary featuring a five-sided roof surmounted by three parasols. Another temple we will visit is Vat Visoun which is particular with its wooden windows designed according to the architecture of the Khmer Temple of Vat Phou. We will also visit Vat Aham temple, which is next to Vat Visoun. Transferring to Vat Senna, the first monastery of which roof was covered with yellow and red tile that made it colorful.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 5: LUANG PRABANG - SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT (B)
Saying goodbye to Laos, we will transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. 
The route will lead us to Angkor Wat Temple, the largest and most beautiful Temple in Angkor Archaeological Site. Constructed in the 12th century (1112-1152) under the reign of Suryavarman II in honor of Vishnu, Angkor Wat is currently the soul and symbol of the Cambodian Nation and appears on the flag of the country. UNESCO recognized Angkor Wat as a World Heritage, which needs preserving.
With many embossments surrounding this religious monument, it describes the legend of Hindu divinities and immortal life. Visitors will easily notice a disproportionate scenery of squares, stairs, towers and imagine the magnificent age of the Khmer Empire. Different from other temples in Angkor, Angkor Wat is still an important Buddhist work and home for numerous Buddha statues although it used to be left fallow in the 15th century.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 6: TA PROHM (B)
We will continue to visit the ancient monastery Ta Prohm. The Ta Prohm Temple, which was built in 1186 particularly for the mother of King Jayavarman VII, used to be home of more than 12.500 people, including 18 priests and 80.000 Khmer people. However, the collapse of the Khmer Empire led to the current situation of Temple: left fallow and covered by tropical forests. 
This excursion will make you feel as you are the first adventurer who explores the ancient temple. The visitor will find a unique chance to see splendidly carved vestige and breathe an atmosphere truly fresh. 
Transfer back to the hotel. Free time at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 7: SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH (B)
After enjoying your breakfast, you will be guided to the airport for flight to Phnom Penh. This city used to be called “The Pearl of Asia” which attracts numerous tourists from all over the world. The city contains many buildings influenced by French architecture with many other particular Khmer monuments. Phnom Penh deserves to be proud of Cambodia.
Next, we will come to the Royal Palace built in 1866 and Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace compound. They are considered as the gift for the King of Cambodia from many other countries. Particularly, two of the most valuable treasure among them are the solid gold Buddha encrusted with 9,584 diamonds and weighing 90 kilos and a crystal Buddha dated back to the 17th century.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 8: PHNOM PENH - CHAU DOC (B, L)
Finishing the breakfast, you will board a ferry boat that will take you along the river, over the Vietnam border to Chaudoc. Along the waterway, you will see a panorama of river life: the angler's daily cast nets, the children float up to the river to school. En route, we can stop at a local house for lunch and exchange with them to understand more about the locals’ life through their funny stories.
Saying goodbye the host and we will reaching Chaudoc in the afternoon, welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in. Free time at your leisure to excurse around Chaudoc which is located on the banks of the river and filled with the mixture of Chinese, Cham, and Khmer cultures by the communities around.
Transfer back to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 9: CHAU DOC SIGHTSEEING (B)
After breakfast, we will pass the immense verdant paddy fields and see Sam Mountain which is the highest peak in the province (690 feet tall) and the Mubarak mosque on another side of Chaudoc.
Visiting the mosque, you will see a unique riverside community at this monument dated to the mid 18th century with the hard bamboo pillars. Transfer to the base of Sam Mountain, we will visit Tay An pagoda dated back from the mid 19th century to admire the fantastic gallery. Before getting inside, you will be greeted by two elephant statues standing at the entrance. Entering the pagoda, you will see the home of over 200 statues, many of which are Buddha. Especially, sitting on a varnished table in the back chamber is a particular statue of an honored monk.
Transfer to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 10: CHAU DOC - HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
The astonishing morning of a market in Chaudoc will wake you up for your breakfast. Sitting alongside the river and breeze flows through your hair, you will see the noise of many boats floating by the city. Boats of merchants sell numerous kinds of local fruits that make the scenery look colorful. Free time at your leisure in the morning.
In the afternoon, we will depart by private car to Ho Chi Minh City and arrive in the early evening. Transfer to hotel for check-in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 11: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNELS (B)
After breakfast, we will walk around Ho Chi Minh City and visit this dynamic metropolis.
Let’s visit some historic sites of the city such as the Old Post Office of Saigon, the Notre Dame cathedral, Dong Khoi Street and the Chinese District of Cho Lon as well as astonishing Ben Thanh Market, an astonishing place which is considered as a symbol of every other market in Vietnam. Visiting around, shopping and exploring Ben Thanh have been an indispensable experience to all visitors in Ho Chi Minh City and also opportunity to confirm that “Discovering an Asian market is never boring”. Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau pagoda are also interesting destinations for peaceful feeling that you should not miss.
In the afternoon, we will pay a visit to Cu Chi Tunnel, the historic shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the war. We will pay a visit to the traps, the mysterious way-in, the network of bunkers and the underground hermitage. 
Furthermore, there gives you a unique and wonderful chance to use real guns and bullets at riffle range as well as even creep into the Cu Chi Tunnels to understand the historic harsh life of Vietcong guerrillas. Covering almost 250km, the tunnels system helped over 16.000 communist guerillas alive during the war.
Relaxing with green tea and tapioca as Vietcong in wartime, you will understand more about their former life.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY FREE (B)
Enjoy a free day at leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 13: HO CHI MINH CITY - DANANG - HOIAN - WALKING TOUR (B)
Following your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for flight to Danang. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel in Hoian for check-in. 
We will start a walking tour with our tour guide around the attractive Hoian port town. In the 16th century, Hoian used to be the national trading center for East-West commercial itinerary. It seems to be the assembly point for the diversity of ancient streets and homes. Particularly, the quaint cobblestone streets with more than two-century-old Chinese houses are indispensable subjects to visit and explore. You will see the ancient houses built following the Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures along the narrow lanes. The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge built by Japanese merchants in the 16th century, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, and the local fish market are some indispensable places that you should visit in Hoi An. Let’s stop off at a tailor-made shop to get yourself a favorite clothes/suits/dresses done in just a few hours.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 14: MY SON RELICS (B)
We will head to My Son, a concentration of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. In this period, the valley at My Son was a site of religious ceremony for kings of the ruling dynasties of Champa, as well as a burial place for Cham royalty and national heroes.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 15: HOIAN - DANANG - HUE (B)
Following your breakfast, we will transfer to Hue with many chances on the way for some amazing photos. Reaching Danang city, we will visit Marble Mountain, a cluster of five marble mountains near the sea and also transfer to enjoy the beautiful white sandy beach in Son Tra. You also can visit the tallest standing Buddha statue in Vietnam. Standing on the top of the mountain, you can contemplate the nice view of Danang City, Marble Mountain, and Ba Na Mountain.
Afterward, we will transfer to Hue via the scenic Hai Van Pass. Here gives you a unique time to contemplate one in many fantastic picturesque sceneries of Vietnam as you look out over the central coastline. Arriving Hue City, transfer to the hotel for check-in. 
Free time at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 16: HUE CITY TOUR (B)
After your breakfast, we will catch a cyclo to the Royal Citadel – the World Heritage Site known as a not-to-be-missed destination for anyone in Hue.
The route will lead us to the Purple City known as Forbidden City in the heart of the Imperial Citadel. Having built-in 1804 under the reign of King Gia Long III, the citadel continued to be built more until it was renamed in 1822 under the reign of King Minh Mang III. Inside the citadel, there are over 50 architectural monuments with different functions. 
Being the accommodation of the King with family, Forbidden Citadel was strictly protected from not only the civilians but also the unauthorized officials. Thus, the life inside the citadel has been a secret. The wall architecture is decorated with nature patterns that make it once the grand center of the ancient capital.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 17: HUE - HANOI - WALKING TOUR (B)
Leaving Hue City, we will transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. Welcome on arrival and transfer to hotel for check-in. 
Afterward, we will enjoy a walking tour around Hanoi. You will be surprised with a variety of architectural works in our capital and its well-known 36 streets of the Old Quarter. Visit around Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple as well as the Opera House built in the early 1900s.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
 
DAY 18: HANOI CITY TOUR (B)
In the morning, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday) where the great President Ho Chi Minh rests in peace. We will visit the traditional stilt house and the respected One-Pillar Pagoda, the special pagoda with a particular structure. Leaving here, we will transfer to the thousand-year-old Temple of Literature, the famous first university in Vietnam. You will recognize that this is a popular place for Vietnamese students to take commemorative photographs when graduating.
We will also visit the Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday). Here, you can deeply explore the diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic groups before enjoying a traditional water puppet show performed after the sunset.
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own and take a sound sleep for the following day!
 
DAY 19: HANOI - HALONG BAY - SHUTTLE BUS (B, L, D)
After breakfast, we will leave Hanoi for a 180-km journey to Ha Long Bay, one of UNESCO World Heritage site with its 3000 islands located in a background of limestone in Gulf of Tonkin. Coming to Halong, visitors will be impressed with the beauty of natural achievement and many wonderful types of scenery. 
You will enjoy an overnight cruise on a wonderful boat floating on Ha Long Bay and savoring a special menu of fresh seafood will bring you the best moment you have ever had.
You will be served with lunch and dinner on the boat. Overnight onboard.
 
DAY 20: HALONG BAY - HANOI - SHUTTLE BUS (B)
You are recommended to wake up early in the morning on this day because that is the most wonderful time for you to contemplate aquamarine water of the bay at its best. Once satisfied with the tea break, you will continue the onboard excursion through impressive limestone surrounding the bay. 
Returning to the Harbour, we will transfer back to Hanoi by private vehicle. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 21: HANOI FREE DAY (B)
Free time at your leisure. Meals on your own.  Overnight at the hotel. 
 
DAY 22: HANOI - DEPARTURE (B)
Wake up in the morning, you will enjoy your breakfast before we transfer you to the airport your departure flight. Goodbye!
 

For your booking and payment:

PRICE Note: The price of this tour varies according to group size and time of year.

Contact us for the best offer (+84-967-299-095)

Click here: Booking & payment guide (refer to our Booking& Payment guide)

Fill in your requirements in the form Contact us or send an email directly to us: info@cocovietnamtravel.com

We will contact you within 12-24 hours and work closely with you for your itinerary.

 

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Internal and regional flight ticket in economy class (Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap, Siem Reap - Phnom Penh, Ho Chi Minh City - Danang, Hue - Hanoi)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary (Non-private boat of Halong Bay cruise)
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Meals where mentioned (B: Breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
  • Entrance fees

Exclusion:

  • International flights
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee
  • Cambodia Visa
  • Laos visa
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Drinks, other than water on activity days
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Payment policy

Deposit 25% of the total amount after confirmation of the tour packages.
The total payment should be made 25 days before the tour start.

Cancellation policy

- more than 45 days before arrival: the deposit is refunded 100%, no fee charge
- between 30 and 45 days before arrival: 5% cancellation charge.
- between 15 and 30 days before arrival: 10%.
- between 8 and 14 days before arrival: 40%.
- 7 days before arrival: 100%.
- No show: 100%.

Children Policies:

  • Maximum 1 child can share the parent's existing bedding.
    - Child under 2 years old is free of charge and share the parent's existing bedding.
    - Child from 2 - under 6 years old: 50% of adult price and share the parent's existing bedding.
    - Child from 7 - under 12 years old: 75% of adult price and share the parent's existing bedding.

PRICE: The price of this tour varies according to group size and time of year. Contact us for the best offer

Hotel

Please let us know your hotel requirements or select from Hotel

For your booking and payment:

PRICE: The price of this tour varies according to group size and time of year. Contact us for the best offer

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Fill in your requirements in the form Contact us or send an email directly to us: info@cocovietnamtravel.com

We will contact you within 12-24 hours and work closely with you for your itinerary.


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