Joyful Indochina Holiday for Family

Duration: 17 days 16 night

Destination: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap - Phnom Krom - Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Ha Long - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh

From US $1,346 Tour Enquiry
Worm yourselves into the vibrant passion of Ho Chi Minh City, play peek-a-boo in Angkor Wat complex of Siem Reap, bath your elephant friend in the cold water river near Luang Prabang, cooking class, rafting in riptide and more to expect for your family Indochina holiday.

Tour brief

  • Day 1: Ho Chi Minh – Arrival
  • Day 2: Ho Chi Minh Gourmet excursion
  • Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Siem Reap
  • Day 4: Angkor Temples
  • Day 5: Siem Reap - Phnom Krom
  • Day 6: Phnom Krom - Siem Reap
  • Day 7: Siem Reap – Fly to Luang Prabang
  • Day 8: Luang Prabang
  • Day 9: Luang Prabang
  • Day 10: Luang Prabang – Fly to Hanoi
  • Day 11: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay cruise
  • Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi – Fly to Nha Trang
  • Day 13 – 15: Nha Trang Free time
  • Day 16: Nha Trang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh
  • Day 17: Ho Chi Minh – Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh – Arrival
Ho Chi Minh City's vibrant passion gushes up your flight fatigue as your family arrives in the airport. Check in upon arrival and have the rest of the day free at leisure.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh Gourmet excursion

Today, you will begin your culinary discovery with a fun cooking class in Ho Chi Minh. Enjoy being taught how to prepare some traditional Vietnamese dishes at the Mai Home Cooking Centre. The experience begins with a fascinating visit to the market, where you are sure to marvel at the foodstuffs on display. Here the expert chefs will introduce you to some of the ingredients and ways of substituting them those more commonly found in western countries. Then, it is back to the cooking centre for a fun ‘hands on’ cooking lesson. Here, you will be taught how to prepare a variety of dishes. After the class, it is time to enjoy your delicious creations.
In the afternoon, we have a half day for Ho Chi Minh city tour. Your sightseeing tour includes visiting bustling Cho lon (Chinatown), Thien Hau pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas of the Chinese in the area and colourful Ben Than Market. Photo stop at the former Presidential Palace then transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Siem Reap

Nobody could miss a Mekong Delta visit in their Vietnam tours.
In the morning, you'll leave Ho Chi Minh City for the Mekong Delta town of My Tho, where you will board a boat to visit one of the wild islands.
On the island, we will visit an orchard and take the chance at those exotic fruits. How to make a snake drinkable? The locals wow you with a cup of snake wine, don't be scared and give it a try! A few years mellow the wine and it will definitely become a precious part of your Vietnam holiday collection!(*Note: no wine for kids under 18.)
In the household, we will also witness the old procession of rice paper, coconut candy, rice candy and salt making. Walking into one of their ordinary days will help you understand what life is like in Vietnam and it will stuck in your memory for quite a long time. Have freshly-cooked Mekong style lunch in the orchard with the householder.
In the afternoon, we will drive back to Ho Chi Minh City. Reward yourself some free time sauntering about.
At the evening, an international flight will take you to Siem Reap. Check in upon arrival and have a free night in Siem Reap.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 4: Angkor Temples

Angkor Wat, literally means City of Temples, was used to hold sacrifices at important ceremonies by king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. Time lost its track in here and after re-discovery about 150years ago; it has soon become one of the most visited archaeological and artistic sites to all Cambodia tours. Today, you will touch every inch and every detail of Angkor Wat. We will finish the tour in Angkor Wat before noon and drive back to Siem Reap downtown for lunch.
After lunch, we will take some free hours in one of Siem Reap's relaxing cafes. When the sky starts to turn orange, our tour guide will take you to Bakheng Hill for a stunningly beautiful sunset over the whole town.
As the sun is slowly and gracefully setting down the horizon, your light-menu dinner will be served by the lakeshore of the Lotus Lake, a perfect place for gourmet after a whole day Cambodia tour, isn't it? Activities including fishing, boating and fish-feeding will be at your choice for some after-dinner fun.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 5: Siem Reap - Phnom Krom

In the morning, we will drive to Angkor Thom, literally meaning Great City, another famous Cambodia tours' spotlight. Numerous huge pillars are engraved stories about Cambodia's history and culture, as well as some folktales, which greatly amuses us Cambodia tour makers with its vivid lifelikeness and remarkable perseverance.
In the afternoon, we will try to beat the heat under the lush trees in Ta Prohm. Hiding itself deep among the canopying trees, Ta Prohm secretly reveals its majesty for those savvy Cambodia tour makers.
We will finish today's Cambodia tour with a peaceful sunset drive to our camping spot near Wat Arun Temple in Wat Arun Village, Phnom Krom Community. Get an overnight with those humble monks as neighbors.
Stay overnight in Phnom Krom.

Day 6: Phnom Krom - Siem Reap

In the early morning, you will enjoy the breakfast served by monks from Wat Arun.
After breakfast, you will be escorted to Siem Reap.
The rest of your day will be wandering in town or lounging in bar. However you want to laze about, Siem Reap always has the best suggestion for your Cambodia holiday.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 7: Siem Reap – Fly to Luang Prabang

Have a free morning in Siem Reap.
At noon, an international flight will take your family to Luang Prabang, a charming yet peaceful little town up by the Mighty Mekong.
Check in upon arrival and have a free stroll in town.
At night, go check out the famous Luang Prabang Night Market.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8: Luang Prabang

Early in the morning, little birds will wake you up. You might be feeling drowsy from the warmth of sleep. However, no sooner has a line of walking monks emerged than you get clear-headed. Morning alms collecting supports most of the monks in Luang Prabang, and this ritual also enjoys great prestige over other Laos tour attractions. After giving alms to monks with respect and best hope for them, you will visit Luang Prabang's most famed attractions: the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping towards to the ground in the classical architectural style of Luang Prabang temples. Later, we will visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
Although steeped in cultural and religous attractions, one of Luang Prabang's powerful draws for kids is the chance to get close to the elephants. Those giant creatures, which your kids have seen in TV, books or internet, now walk right up to you. We specially arrange this great opportunity for your kids to learn about nature, sharpening up a memorable and valuable Indochina holiday for the young fellows. The whole afternoon will be spent in the elephant camp. Have fun, kids!
When back to Luang Prabang, you will be invited to a dinner show where traditional Lao cuisine and Lao dance treat your appetite and eyes.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 9: Luang Prabang
In the early morning, we will drive to the Nam Ming River for an exciting rafting day!
Hopefully everybody of your family enjoys this special arrangement and gains much more than an adventure!
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 10: Luang Prabang – Fly to Hanoi

After breakfast, you will have some free time on your own before the afternoon flight to Hanoi.
Check in upon arrival and have yourself a free stroll in the city.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 11: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay cruise

Morning depart for Halong Bay with 4 hours travelling, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Check-in at 12:00 at noon and embark on a junk boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.

Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi – Fly to Nha Trang
Enjoy fresh air & gentle breeze of the bay in morning. Have breakfast on board and continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Check-out. Our driver will be waiting and drive you to the airport for a flight to Nha Trang. With seven kilometers of golden beaches, Nha Trang is often referred to as Vietnam’s Mediterranean Coast. Around the islands you can enjoy snorkeling and scuba diving, whilst in the afternoon you can chill out at the beachfront ‘Sailing Club’ with a cool drink and watch the sunset.
Arriving in Nha Trang at night, you will check in and wrap your Indochina holiday dream in tender ocean wind.

Day 13 – 15: Nha Trang Free time
Enjoy your family's precious Vietnam holiday on Nha Trang beach!
Stay overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 16: Nha Trang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh
Have free time with your family before afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh City. You will have the rest of the day all to your own after check-in.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 17: Ho Chi Minh – Departure

Free time until get transferred to the airport for your flight departure. End of our services.

 

Inclusions

    • Accommodation based on double/twin share
    • All daily breakfast served in hotels
    • All private vehicles with chauffeurs
    • All domestic on-tour flights specified in the tour
    • Private local tour guides (on-spot)
    • Other meals included in the tour
    • Entrance and visiting fees
    • Boat trip if specified in the tour
    • Bottled drinking water during the tour
    • All taxes and service charges

Exclusions

    • Visa to Vietnam, Lao, Cambodia
    • International flights
    • Airport departure tax if required
    • Travel insurance (trip, medical and personal)
    • Daily personal expenses, shopping and laundry
    • Early check-in or late check-out at hotels
    • Gratuity for local tour guides and drivers during the tour

Hotels

3 Star Hotels :
Saigon                 : Elios Hotel
Siem Reap         :  Somadevi Hotel
Phnom Krom     : Camping
Luang Prabang : Manoluck Hotel
Hanoi                   : Golden Silk Boutique Hotel
Halong                 :  Swan Cruise
Nha Trang           :  The Light Hotel

4 Star Hotels :
Saigon                  : Eden Saigon Star Hotel
Siem Reap          :  Somadevi Hotel
Phnom Krom      : Camping
Luang Prabang  : Mueng Luang Hotel
Hanoi                   :  Silk Path Hotel
Halong                 :  Sealife Halong Hotel
Nha Trang          :  Michelia Hotel

5 Star Hotels :

Saigon                : Rex Hotel
Siem Reap         : Sokha Ankor Hotel
Phnom Krom     : Camping
Luang Prabang :  La Residence Phouvao Hotel
Hanoi                  :  Apricot Hotel
Halong                :  Indochina Sails
Nha Trang         : Intercontinental Hotel
 

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