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Full Name: Nguyen Phuong Ngoc
Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival
Luang Prabang, the first stop for your Indochina tours is Unesco Heritage listed city. Upon
your arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel. Today, depends on
your flight, we will arrange a suitable itinerary for you to visit
Luong Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang tour
Meals: B, L
Luang Prabang is the perfect break during your Indochina tours. If
you wish, get an early start (6:00am or so) and go watch or
participate in the traditional Lao rite of Almsgiving to the monks. In
the city, some 300+ monks file through silently collecting alms. This
is an amazing sight and your guide will be on hand to demonstrate
and explain this important ritual.
This morning, we visit Wat Xieng Thong (Golden City Temple), the
city’s most magnificent temple by the Mekong. From here, we catch a
traditional long boat trip up the Mekong river to visit the famous Pak
Ou cave. The upper section of the cave is part of a limestone cave
staffed with Buddha images of all styles and sizes. En route, we will
also visit Ban Phanom, a traditional weaving village.
Overnight at hotel in Luangprabang
Day 3: Luong Prabang – Hanoi
Free at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday
to Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the
dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city
with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum
piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing
through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination
becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi City Tour – Train to Lao Cai
Meals: B, L
Hanoi without a doubt is an exotic city for your Vietnam Tours.
Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital
city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close
on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's
house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the
impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu
Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the
bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once
offered for sale at these places.End Hanoi city tour
with a fantastic traditional water puppet show. Free for dinner.
At 20h00, we transfer you to the train station for overnight train to Lao Cai.
Day 5: Lao Cai – Sapa Tour
Meals: B, L
in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short
transfer to Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area,
the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the
colours of its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands
stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green
intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants,
skirts, caps, purses and leggings.
Take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to the busy market
where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority
people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their
silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Afterwards, we will
do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours with
the drive to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and
the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the
imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice
fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and
life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car, free at
leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.
Day 6: Sapa – Market Tour & Train to Hanoi
Meals: B, L
The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours
experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their
products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip,
drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to
visit one of the areas weekly markets;
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you
back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that
you have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us.
Overnight on the train.
Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Meals: B, L, D
Pick up from the train station, this morning, we have already arranged a
room in a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast before
driving to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized
World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Indochina tours.
Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on
board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while
cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes
and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant
swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun
deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh
Overnight on board.
Day 8: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Hue
describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and
imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that
is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the
emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of
breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of
unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature and it is said that
your Indochina tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise.
This morning, let get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing
Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the
boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All makes your Indochina
Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where
Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer
back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Hue with Vietnam airlines.
Pick up by our guide in Hue and transfer to your hotel.Overnight in Hue.
Day 9: Hue – Hoi An
breakfast, we drive to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th
and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has
changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful
destination and choice for all kinds of Indochina tours
This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before
climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang
to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham
sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking
tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An - Faming & Fishing Life Tour
Meals: B, L
Our Farming & Fishing Life
Tour provides you with a close-up and intimate exposure to both the
local farming and fishing communities. Accompanied by your tour guide,
you commence the day leisurely cycling along country roads witnessing
local Vietnamese rural life first hand, discovering all manner of photo
opportunities - coming and visiting a beautiful organic vegetable
village, watering and planting vegetable, hoeing a soil with local
farmer, riding a water buffalo in a rice paddy field; seeing ducks
swimming along the rice farm or farmers tending their crops. The photo
opportunities are endless. As well you will experience the friendliness
of the local people greeting you along the way. Later you will board for a river cruise to meet and engage with local
fishermen and enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing.
You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket
boat while the waterways of coconut palm paradise. This tour provides
you with a cultural window into the ways of life of both our farming and
Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide
and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for the morning
flight with Vietnam airlines to Ho Chi Minh (VN). Arrive at Tan Son
Nhat airport, transfer to the hotel in Saigon, the most exciting
city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered
history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings,
parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful places to
visit in Vietnam. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel.
After lunch by your own, visit the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace. From there, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B, L
breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese
countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh
visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could
have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major
faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail. In
the afternoon visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel
network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long
struggle for independence. Overnight in Saigon
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be floating market – CanTho
Meals: B, L
we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice
producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine
deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast
network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes
plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere
and no double one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours. On arrival, we
will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages
and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to
An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and take a rowing boat in
the afternoon. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in
Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in a Can Tho hotel.
Day 14: Can Tho (Cai Rang floating market) – Chau Doc
the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating
market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of
any Indochina tours
where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities
of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will
roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles
making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of
Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Continue going to Chau Doc via Long
Xuyen. Check in on arrival. Visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the a
breath-taking view on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border with flat rice
fields and nice canals, visit caved pagoda. Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 15: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
breakfast, get on speed boat to Phnom Penh, once the ‘Pearl of Asia’,
Phnom Penh’s shine was tarnished by the impact of war and revolution.
But that’s history, and Phnom Penh has risen from the ashes to take its
place among the cool capitals of the region. Upon your arrival in
the afternoon, visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrie and
National Musuem. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 16: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
After breakfast, our private Indochina tour guide and driver in Phnom
Penh will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap.
Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of
the day. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 17: Siem Reap (Angkor tour)
Meals: B, D
Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tours.
Morning visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun,
Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King and Pimean Akas. Lunch at
Afternoon visit to the famous temple of Cambodia, Angkor Wat then
continue to visit the Bakheng Hill temple with Sun Set included from the
top of this hill. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsaras show &
overnight in Siem Reap
Day 18: Siem Reap
Meals: B, L
morning, we take a wonderful cruise on Tonle Sap Lake for 1hour,
visit floating village and fisherman life, then back to visit Chantie
Ecole-Artisan D’Angkor and Old Market. Lunch at local restaurant.
This afternoon, transfer to visit the base of Silk Village Phauk,
it’s the village of Marble work, silk weaving and silk sewing and back
to visit West Baray. Back hotel. Free at leisure and overnight in Siem
Day 19: Siem Reap Departunre
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina tours until Vivutravel's
private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere
thanks for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed
your Indochina tours with us and look forward to your next Indochina tours. Vivutravel says goodbye and see you again!!!
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rate is quoted in USD per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy. Applied for
the - Private Tours- Depart Daily
From US$ per person
Land tour / pp
Domestic flights /
Total / pp
Flight tickets: Luang Prabang – Hanoi, Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (Economy class)
Return train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi
All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia
Hotel accommodation in twin/ double sharing room, 1 night on board the junk in Ha Long
Meals as indicated in the itinerary in Viet Nam, Laos, Cambodia
English speaking guide on tour in Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia (except free days)
Entrance fees to indicated sights
Boat trips in Hue, Can Tho, Boat Chau Doc
Water puppet show, cyclo ride in Hanoi
Bottled mineral water during touring days
Visa approval letter on arrival Vietnam (Except stamp fee at the airport)
Visa to Laos, Cambodia
Expenses for any optional tours or activities during free time
Other not mentioned in the itinerary