Indochina Delights Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us. Venture deep into the heart of Indochina, traversing the Southeast Asian peninsula through the vastly contrasting landscapes and fascinating heritage of three magnificent countries – vivacious Vietnam, enchanting Laos, and captivating Cambodia.
Day 1:Ho Chi Minh Arrival ( D )
On arrival, you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Welcome dinner.
Day 2: Discover Ho Chi Minh City Tour ( B, L )
Sightseeing today includes a visit to the Central Post Office, Reunification Palace, and the War Remnants Museum. Later, visit the Cholon and the Thien Hau Pagoda.
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh To Mekong Delta ( B, L )
Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. This area is called the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables, and tropical fruits. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life in the Mekong Delta.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels Fly To Hoian ( B, L )
Explore the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels, where you’ll see the legendary maze of tunnels used by the Viet Cong to infiltrate South Vietnam during the war. Later, fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO-listed city of Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An Walking Tour ( B, L )
Take a morning walking tour of charming Hoi An, a wonderfully laidback, graceful, and wilfully traditional town. Visit one of the oldest homes, still occupied by descendants of merchants that built it over 200 years ago. Also, visit the elaborate Japanese Bridge, Hoi An Market, and a local Chinese Temple with a stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work. The afternoon is at leisure to relax at the beach or in a riverside café.
Day 6: Hoian - Tra Que Village Fly To Hanoi ( B, L )
Drive out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community where you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later, take a flight to Hanoi, a charming and richly historic city of lakes, parks, shaded boulevards, and Vietnam’s capital. In the evening, watch a performance of the famous water puppets.
Days 7-8: Halong Bay Cruise ( 2B, 2L, D )
Spend the day aboard your comfortable cruise ship sailing amongst the spectacular seascapes, fringed by jagged karst formations jutting from emerald waters. Halong Bay, with its 1,600 islands and islets, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is a vision of awe-inspiring beauty. Enjoy fresh meals onboard and spend the night anchored on the tranquil waters. Return to Hanoi the next day. This evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.
Day 9 : Hanoi City Tour Fly To Luang Prabang ( B , L )
Spend the morning exploring Hanoi’s Ho Chi Minh complex, the Temple of Literature, and Ngoc Son Temple – you’ll also take a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Fly to the enchanting city of Luang Prabang.
Day 10 :Takbat Alms Giving Ceremony - City Tour ( B ,L)
Luang Prabang is the quintessential image of Laos – a place of vivid colors, extremely rich heritage, and an enduring French legacy. Today, rise early to watch a Takbat alms giving ceremony. Ascend Phousi Hill for city vistas, visit Wat Xieng Thong, then cruise along the Mekong River to see the Pak Ou Caves. Return to Luang Prabang and visit Thin Hong and Ban Xang Khong Village en route.
Day 11: Visit Kuang Si Waterfalls ( B, L )
Visit the National Museum before continuing to the cascading turquoise waters of the Kuang Si Waterfalls. Return to Luang Prabang via Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre. This evening witness a traditional Baci Ceremony.
Day 12 : Luang Prabang Fly To Siem Reap ( B , L )
Fly to Siem Reap and visit Artisan D'Angkor, an organization working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts.
Day 13: Explore Angkor Wat ( B ,L)
The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses over a thousand temples, all the remains of different capitals of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries. Enter the walled city of Angkor Thom and head to its heart to see the enigmatic Bayon, followed by the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle. This afternoon is dedicated to the magnificence of Angkor Wat and the intricate beauty of the Banteay Srei temple. Take a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems.
Day 14: Tonle Sap Lake ( B , L, D )
High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Enjoy a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visit the floating village of Kampong Khleang, and observe the way of life of these lake communities. This evening sits down to dinner and an Apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle and the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening sit down to dinner and an Apsara dance show
Days 15: Siem Reap - Departure ( B )
Enjoy the morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your flight.
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