Embark on an exceptional journey through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. Indochina Revealed guarantees an adventure that explores the rich tapestry of ancient cultures. Highlights include uncovering the historical treasures of Hue and Hoi An in Vietnam, Luang Prabang in Laos, and the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat in Cambodia – the world’s largest ceremonial structure.
Our itinerary guides you through Hanoi, Phnom Penh, and Vientiane, where the influence of French colonialism is evident in broad tree-lined boulevards and classical 19th-century French architecture. Experience Saigon’s vibrancy, Halong Bay’s tranquility, and Tay Ninh’s kaleidoscope of colors, providing a captivating glimpse into this enchanting part of the world.
Beyond iconic landmarks, our aim is to immerse you in local cultural traditions. Wander through vibrant markets, explore tranquil Mekong villages, and gain insights into a rural landscape retaining authenticity into the 21st century. Brace yourself for an unforgettable journey on this once-in-a-lifetime tour!
Day 1: SAIGON ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Warmly welcome on arrival at Tan Son Nhat International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in town (check in time 14:00)
Day 2: SAI GON – TAY NINH – CU CHI – SAI GON (B/L/-)
This morning you drive to Tay Ninh – Cao Dai Holysee Temple is the cathedral of the Cao Daism religion with the Divine Eye – official symbol of Cao daism. Cao Dai followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha. Here you can observe the midday service. Continue to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War.
Day 3: SAI GON – BEN TRE – SAIGON (B/L/-)
In the morning, travel from Saigon to Mekong delta. Upon arrival in Ben Tre, take a boat on river. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional method – soil brick is molded from clay, arranged inside kiln and became brown after baking. Visit coconut processing workshops located along the canal. Go on natural scissors creeks where they look narrower to the village. Take a short walk to family workshop run by women making sleep mats and enjoying some fruits and tea and chatting with local people to know about their rural life. Take a motor cart (xe lôi) or biking on shady road, pass by rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants.
Day 4: SAIGON – DANANG BY FLIGHT – TRANSFER TO HOIAN (B/-/-)
Free at leisure till time transfer to Airport to take flight to Danang (check out time: 12:00 noon)
Upon arrival, meet our guide and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An.
Suggestion Flight: VN7136 SGN DAD 12:30 13:50 (Airfare excluded on our price)
Day 5: HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B/L/-)
You enjoy a half day orientation tour of Hoi An including the Chinese Assembly Halls, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and Tan Ky House. Then we take a river trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit ceramic village of Thanh Ha, carpentry village of Kim Bong.
Day 6: HOIAN – HUE (B/L/-)
Leave the World Heritage Hoi An Ancient town to another World Heritage Hue. You will stop in Da Nang city to visit Cham Museum, Marble Mountain and handicraft villages before going through Hai Van pass.
Day 7: HUE CITY TOUR (B/L/-)
We board on a boat for cruising romantic Perfume River surrounding with ancient tombs of emperors past and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary for today. Thien Mu Pagoda which is considered the unofficial symbol of Hue, and Buddhism Centre in Centre Vietnam. Visit King Minh Mang’s tomb and King Tu Duc’s tomb.
In the afternoon you embark on a tour to visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the Dong Ba market.
Day 8: HUE – FLIGHT TO HA NOI – CITY TOUR – WATER PUPPET SHOW (B/L/-)
Following breakfast is your free time in Hue World Heritage site until transfer to airport for flight to colonial Hanoi.
Ha Noi with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples date back thousand years ago. Upon arrival, you will take a tour around Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex (outside) the Old Quarter, Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple.
In the evening, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
Suggestion Flight: VN1542 HUI HAN 10:20 14:40 (Airfare excluded on our price)
Day 9: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY ON CRUISE (B/L/D)
Today, you leave Ha Noi for Ha Long Bay via Red river Delta. Passage into the magical bay where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Enjoy watching the peaceful sunset and cooking demonstration.
Note: the itinerary of Halong will be changed based on which cruise you choose and depending on the weather without prior notice.
Day 10: HA LONG BAY CRUISE – HANOI (BRUNCH/-)
Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and bird welcoming the new day. You will have an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. Visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay.
Note: the itinerary of Halong will be changed based on which cruise you choose and depending on the weather without prior notice.
Day 11: HANOI – FLIGHT TO VIENTIANE (B/-/-)
Free in the morning until transfer to airport and fly to Vientiane – Laos. Meet up at the airport with our guide in Vientiane to be transferred to your hotel.
Suggestion Flight: VN921 HAN VTE 09:25 10:45 (Airfare excluded on our price)
Day 12: : VIENTIANE – LUANG PRABANG BY SPEED TRAIN (B/-/-)
Although it is a capital city, Vientiane has the feel of a small provincial town; the wide boulevards are almost devoid of traffic and with its many temples. The tour includes visits to the major temples of Wat Sisaket, Wat Phrakeo and the impressive That Luang Stupa, the country’s most important monument. You will also see the Arch of Triumph, the National Museum and shop at the Morning market before transfer to Luang Prabang by speed train. (take 2nd class of speed train)
Day 13: LUANG PRABANG (B/L/-)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms. Whole day visit Luang Prabang including Wat Xieng Thong, the most beautiful temple, then take the traditional boat trip upstream on the Mekong River to visit the famous caves of Pak-Ou, located at the side of the steep cliff on the bank of the Mekong River housing hundreds of Buddha statues. En route you visit local rice-wine distillery and Ban Phanom weaving village.
Day 14: LUANG PRABANG (B/L/-)
Today you visit Morning market and climb up the Phousi hill for overlooking the city. Then, transfer to Nahm Dong park, which locates in Ban Xiengmouk, 10Km from city center. Arriving at the park, we will have a short welcome by the park manager before joining the morning activities here. We will first start with the Zipline flying over the jungle and the waterfalls admiring the amazing evergreen scenery. The zipline will take about 1 hour.
Then we will walk back via the jungle trail crossing some flying bridges, small streams, and clear natural pools, where you can take a refresh splash if you wish so. The picnic lunch will be served at the viewpoint where you can spread your view over the region, including the view of mount Phousi in the city center.
You can either spend the rest of the afternoon stroll around the park, relax by one of the huts at the camp, or enjoy the fresh cool clear natural pools.
Note: Zipline in 1 hour, trekking min 1 hour – max 3 hours depending on the route that you choose
Day 15: LUANG PRABANG – FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
Take a flight to Siemreap, upon arrival, visit the fascinating ruins of Ta Prohm shrouded undergrowth and the roots of Banyan trees. Exploring Angkor Thom the South Gate, Bayon with 4 enigmatic giant faces, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Suggestion Flight QV513 LPQ REP: 08:30 11:50 (Airfare excluded on our price)
Day 16: ANGKOR WAT (B/L/-)
During the morning you will visit the temple of Banteay Srei where one of the most extraordinary jewels of Khmer art is kept. Built in the 10th century, this small pink sandstone temple, whose name means “The Citadel of Women, contains sculpture masterpieces still in good state of conservation. André Malraux made him famous at the beginning of the 20th century thanks to the meeting of some heads of “apsara” that were returned to the community in 1923.
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction and we visit Small Circuit including: visit Banteay Kdei was built in sandstone, which has deteriorated quite badly. However, there remain some very beautiful lintels and pediments. East Mebon was built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman; this temple was situated on a small island in the middle of the Oriental, or Eastern, Baray. Last visit Pre Rup was built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman and view lovely sunset there. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Lunch at Bong Thom Homestay Restaurant
Note: During the visit of the Bakan Tower of Angkor Wat Temple
– Visitors are required to wear proper attire, covering shoulders and knees (no short, miniskirt or short trousers).
– Visitors have to be in the queue and waiting to climb up the Bakan Tower of Angkor Wat
– Children under twelve years old are not allowed to climb up this tower.
– It will be closed on the Buddhist Sabath Days, the Buddhist religious days (four days a month).
Day 17: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH BY PRIVATE CAR (B/-/-)
During the morning you will visit the Tonle Sap Lake by boat, where a boat will transport you across the Great Lake of Tonle Sap to visit a fascinating floating village where you will see the daily life of the lake-dwelling Cambodian people. Transfer to Phnom Penh by private car. Up on arrival in Phnom Penh transfer to hotel check in. free at tour own leisure.
Day 18: PHNOM PENH (B/L/-)
In the morning you visit National Museum, Royal Palace, and Silver Pagoda. Then continue your visit to the riverfront. The view of the confluence of Mekong and Tonle Sap River is the geographically unique, visit Wat Phnom, Yeay Penh’s statue at southwest of the hills. The Victory Monument, it is the symbolize Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. Then visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison) and Cheung Ek Killing Field.
Day 19: PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Enjoy your free time for souvenir shopping until transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
|Paragon/Northen Charm (ROH)
|New Word (Deluxe)
|Silkotel/Le Pavillion Luxury (Deluxe)
|Palm Garden/ Allegro (Superior Garden View)
|Imperial Hue/Indochine Palace (ROH)
|The Ann/ The Q (Deluxe)/ROH)
|Pan Pacific (Deluxe)
|Amanda Cruise/ Syrena Cruise
|Victory Star Cruise/ La Casta Cruise
|Eastin Hotel (Superior Balcony)
|Crowne Plaza (Standard)
|Le Bel Air Resort (Garnier)
|Satri House (Deluxe)
|Hari Residence & Spa (Deluxe)
|Memoire Palace Resort (Junior Garden)
|Sensory Park Urban Hotel (Standard)
|Palace Gate Hotel & Resort (Apsara Deluxe)
• Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)
• Meals as mentioned in the program. B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner
• All local boat rental as mentioned in the program.
• Cruise 01 nigh on non-private junk in Ha Long Bay.
• Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
• Train ticket Vientiane-Luangprabang (2nd class of speed train
• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
• Local English speaking guide(s) as mentioned
(In house sharing English speaking guide on cruise in Halong Bay. If you need our private guide, please let us know, we will advise you any surcharge on cruise)
• Mineral water with 2 bottles of 500ml/ tour day/ pax.
• International flight tickets and airport taxes.
• Flight ticket Saigon-Danang//Hue-Hanoi//Hanoi-Vientiane//Luangprabang-Siemreap
• Meals and drinks which are not mentioned in the program
• Drink & Beverage in meals
• Optional tours
• Travel insurance (Please make sure that you buy insurance for your clients before they travel oversea)
• Visa arrangement & Visa stamp at international gate
• TIPPING for local guide and van driver
*Suggested TIPPING for bellboy, boat crew, sampan driver: depend your budget.
• Any services not clearly mentioned in the program