UNESCO Heritages of Indochina

Duration: 15 days 14 night

Destination: Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Ha Long - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap

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Explore fascinating, historic UNESCO sites across Indochina, taking in the best these countries have to offer along the way. From the peaceful UNESCO town of Luang Prabang, glittering with golden temples, to World Heritage listed Halong Bay, the ancient UNESCO monuments of Hue, the picturesque UNESCO fishing village of Hoi An, and UNESCO temples of Angkor, this is a historic tour that is both relaxing and educational.

 

Tour brief

  • Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival
  • Day 2: Luang Prabang (UNESCO Town)
  • Day 3: Luang Prabang – Fly to Hanoi
  • Day 4: Hanoi City excursion
  • Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay
  • Day 6 : Halong Bay – Night train to Hue
  • Day 7: Hue City excursion
  • Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (UNESCO Town)
  • Day 9: Hoi An
  • Day 10: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 11: Mekong Delta excursion
  • Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
  • Day 13: Siem Reap - UNESCO Angkor Temples
  • Day 14: Siem Reap
  • Day 15: Siem Reap - Departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival
You are welcome at the airport and then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Balance of the day is free time. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang (UNESCO Town)

View morning Alms Ritual at a golden temple then embark on a day tour including the Wat Sieng Thong (the Golden Monastery) and Wat Visumalat. Take a trip to Pac Ou caves, filled with thousands of Buddha images. On the way visit Ban Xang Hai to learn about the traditional process of making local sticky rice alcohol (called Lao Lao). Enjoy a picnic lunch before returning to Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Fly to Hanoi

Day trip visiting the local market, Royal Palace and Wat Mai. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi City excursion

This comprehensive day tour takes in all of Hanoi's essential sites. In the morning we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and historical presidential relics and then the Temple of Literature nearby. Afterwards we head to Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. The lake itself is a picturesque focal point of Hanoi, frequented by tourists and locals alike. In the afternoon, we will visit Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best in the country which houses a display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic minority peoples. Then we will take 1 hour by cyclo ride through Hanoi's Old Quarters to experience daily life of people who are living in the oldest parts of the city. Enjoying the famous traditional water puppetry show where you will have chance to get a general picture of the daily activities typical to Vietnam's rural areas.

Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive to UNESCO World Heritage listed Halong Bay and board a traditional junk for an overnight cruise in crystalline emerald waters. Feast on sumptuous fresh, local seafood, swim, explore limestone caves and kayak in secluded lagoons.

Day 6 : Halong Bay – Night train to Hue

Spend the morning cruising through Halong Bay and transfer back to Hanoi after lunch.
Arrive in Hanoi around 04.00 PM. Free time until boarding on the night train to Hue at 19.00. Overnight on train with A/C, soft sleeper cabin for 4 people.

Day 7: Hue City excursion

Begin a city tour of UNESCO monuments including the Imperial Citadel and Imperial Tombs of the Emperors. Relax on a boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda.

Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (UNESCO Town)
Drive along the beautiful coastal road to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass, Danang and China Beach to the UNESCO Town of Hoi An, visiting the Cham Museum along the way.

Day 9: Hoi An
The day is free at your leisure.

Day 10: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive in HCMC and enjoy a half day city tour including the War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace, the Old Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral.

Day 11: Mekong Delta excursion
Leave Ho Chi Minh to lush My Tho where we cruise on a private boat through the green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch in a local restaurant in the heart of the Mekong , complete with tropical fruits. We also visit the snake farm Dong Tam that breeds snakes for, among other things, snake wine before heading back to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

Free time until fly to Siem Reap in the afternoon. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 13: Siem Reap - UNESCO Angkor Temples
A morning tour of the temples starts at the South Gate of Angkor Thom City. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Khmer empire and its massive 8 meter high walls surround an area filled with temples. Set in the center of this area is Bayon, whose massive towers are carved with enigmatic faces. After a rest at the hotel the day ends with a tuk-tuk tour of the Small Circuit temples, the most well known being the atmospheric Ta Prohm, which sit's engulfed by the power of the jungle.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 14: Siem Reap

This morning, head out to Banteay Srei, a petite pink sandstone temple, before continuing on to Kbal Spean. Here, the water rushes over a riverbed that is carved with Hindu symbols, giving it the name 'River of 1000 Lingas'. Return to the heart of the Angkor complex this afternoon as you visit the temples along the 'Grand Circuit', including the evocative Preah Khan. End your day at Angkor Wat and explore the intricate carvings and passageways of this 12th century temple. Watch the sun set over Angkor Wat's five towers and marvel at its wonder.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 15: Siem Reap - 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

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