For wanderlusts, there will be a very big mistake if never step foot on Indochina, one of the famous tourist lands in the world. Everything here, from the scenery, the food or the culture, are just great. Come to join our Indochina tour to achieve the best experience!
 

Tour Code:
Duration: 26 Days/25 Nights
Start/End: Saigon ( Ho Chi Minh City) – Saigon/Bangkok
Highlights:
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guides: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide, Other Languages upon Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges

Full itinerary
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Day 2: Saigon City tour (B, L)
Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple (B, L)
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Can Tho (B, L)
Day 5: Can Tho – Market visits – Saigon – Fly to Da Nang/ Hoi An (B, L)
Day 6: Hoi An – A Vietnamese Day (B, L)
Day 7: Hoi An – Day trip to My Son Holy Land (B)
Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang – HUE (B, L)
Day 9: Hue Imperial City Tour – Fly to Hanoi (B, L)
Day 10: Hanoi City Tour – Street food discovery – Night train to Sapa (B, L)
Day 11: Arrival Sapa – Visit Hill Tribe villages (B, L, D)
Day 12: Sapa – Market tours – Overnight train to Hanoi B, L)
Day 13: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
Day 14: Halong – Hanoi – Fly to Luang Prabang (B, L)
Day 15: Luang Prabang City Tour – Khuangsi Waterfall (B, D)
Day 16: Luang Prabang – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Cave (B, D)
Day 17: Elephant and soft hiking tour to Khmu village (B, L)
Day 18: Luang Prabang – Drive to Vang Vieng (B, L)
Day 19: Vang Vieng – Tham Phoutham – Kayaking B, L)
Day 20: Vanvieng – Vientiane – City Tours (B, L)
Day 21: Vientiane –– Siem Reap (B, L)
Day 22: Angkor Thom Wonder (B, L)
Day 23: Cambodia Village – Tonle Sap Lake (B, L)
Day 24: Siem Reap – Kampong Thom –Phnom Penh (B, L)
Day 25: Phnom Penh City Tour – Killing Fields (B, L)
Day 26: Phnom Penh Departure – Saigon/Bangkok (B, L)

 
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Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Check into the hotel. The rest of day is to chill out.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market

Day 2: Saigon City tour (B, L)
The journey today will go on a motorbike. Very first places are Central Post Office and the Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, two famous historical sites of the city. The old Saigon people often say that they can see a moment of old Saigon in these structures.
Next stop is War Remnants Museum. This place exhibits the proofs of the unjust war in the past. Then, we come over the National Heritage – Reunification Palace, was built in French colonial period. It used to be the accommodation of the President of the Republic of Vietnam It has been considered the strong history witness when the country was liberated in April 30th 1975, a tank of Vietnamese Army broke the entrance, coming inside.

American aircraft on exhibition in War Remnants Museum

American aircraft on exhibition in War Remnants Museum

The afternoon’s included a sightseeing Cho Lon (Binh Tay Market), a crowed Chinatown lying between Saigon. After that, drop by Thien Hau Pagoda nearby, one of the most famous pagodas in Vietnam. Finally, back to the hotel room and take a rest.

Food vendors outside Cho Lon (Binh Tay Market)

Food vendors outside Cho Lon (Binh Tay Market)

Day 3: Cu Chi Tunnels & Cao Dai Temple (B, L)
First, come over Cao Dai Temple (Holy Temple) in Tay Ninh with the style of structure featuring for the Theravada Buddhism. The lunch is served at a local restaurant. Next, drive to another famous destination, Cu Chi Tunnels, where was used to be the place to hide Viet soldiers in the war. This interlaced and complicated system with various traps used to be fear of Colonial.
After the visit, return the hotel and relax.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh

Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Vinh Long – Sa Dec – Can Tho (B, L)
The new day begins by a trip to the hicks in Mekong Delta. Float on one of the largest feeders of Mekong River- Co Chien, we will have the opportunity to watch My Thuan Bridge and the views on the two banks. Especially, hit in Dinh Tan Hoa, a old 150-year house. After that, let’s upstream the Tien River to see how the locals manufacture bricks.
Depart Sa Dec we wind our way to Can Tho. Arrive and check into your hotel. The rest of the day is free at leisure.
Later, we depart to Sa Dec. On the boat, you may catch the image of the locals are revolting water with a water-hyacinth on the banks. This is the familiar item with the people who live depend on the river. The Hollywood movie The lover filmed here.
Afterwards, drop by Sa Dec Market to do some shopping. Along the way dotted many lovely old houses that were built about 100 years ago and ancient Chinese temples.
Leave Sa Dec behind, we continue the trip to Can Tho. First, check into the hotel and then spend the remainder to relax.
Overnight in Can Tho Homestay.

Charming colonial town of Sa Dec

Charming colonial town of Sa Dec

Day 5: Can Tho – Market visits – Saigon – Fly to Da Nang/ Hoi An (B, L)
Start the day with a boat trip to look around Cai Rang Floating Market and Phong Dien Floating Market. After see how the locals sell and buy on the boat and purchase a few local specialties, we come to several villages to watch the process of making rice paper mill and rice noodle. Also, tourists can experience passing Cau Khi (Monkey Bridge), a typical type of bridge in the southwest, that is very difficult to pass because of its structure. Besides, riding around to see the peaceful view is not a bad choice. Have lunch at a Vietnamese restaurant.
Goodbye Can Tho, we move on Tan Son Nhat airport to take a flight to Da Nang. When arriving the airport, you will be picked up and taken to the hotel in Hoi An to check in and relax.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Phong Dien Floating Market

Phong Dien Floating Market

Day 6: Hoi An – A Vietnamese Day (B, L)
This morning’s included a bike tour around the most famous destinations in Hoi An: Japanese Covered Bridge, Old Merchant House, China Assembly Halls. There are so many things to explore: the old houses with wooden roofs, sinuous small narrow streets, local fashion stores, garish handmade lanterns and so on. You can come over any store on the way and buy some traditional souvenirs. One more important thing is tasting food here. Hoi An cuisine has still been renowned throughout the country and popular with a lot of foreigners.

China Assembly Hall in Hoi An

China Assembly Hall in Hoi An

In the half day, tourists will have the chance to experience a very exciting activity: Basket Boat. You will have wonderful and entertaining minutes when sitting on the basket boat and emerging on the sea. After that, you are brought the land on a full-fish boat and enjoy the sunset on the sea directly.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Japanese Covered Bridge at Night, Hoi An Ancient Town

Japanese Covered Bridge at Night, Hoi An Ancient Town

Day 7: Hoi An – Day trip to My Son Holy Land (B)
Today, we will spin the famous My Son Holy Land, an outstanding and unique structure of the ancient Cham civilization. This existed under a very prosperous period. After visit every corner and taking photos, we come back to Hoi An. You can relax in the room or discover more about this lovely town. Coming by the night local market is recommended.
Overnight in Hoi An.

My son Holly Land

My son Holly Land

Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang – Hue (B, L)
We leave Hoi An and go to see Hue today. Hit in Cham Museum where display a large number of Cham sculptures. See many different patterns carved into the stone. Then, have a glimpse at marble mountain and China Beach in which we can take some photos.
Crossing Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach – an amazing beach of the Central Vietnam on the way to Hue. Check into the hotel. Have lunch and take a trip to explore Imperial Citadel. Finally, voyage along Huong River (Perfume River), contemplate Thien Mu Pagoda and enjoy the marvelous owl-light right on the boat.
Overnight in Hue.

Thien Mu Pagoda - view from the Perfume River, Hue

Thien Mu Pagoda – view from the Perfume River, Hue

Day 9: Hue Imperial City Tour – Fly to Hanoi (B, L)
Today, we will discover more about Hue. Keep eyes open into the most famous royal tombs of Vietnam feudal kings such as Khai Dinh, Tu Duc. Drop into Vong Canh Hill for enjoy the spectacular view over the city. Besides, come over some local stores to learn the way they create conical hats.
The frugal lunch is prepared at a Buddhist monastery. Next, go to the airport to fly to Hanoi. Check into the hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.

The tomb of King Khai Dinh

The tomb of King Khai Dinh

Day 10: Hanoi City Tour – Street food discovery – Night train to Sapa (B, L)
Early morning, tourists get up and jog around Hoan Kiem Lake. Coming here at this moment you can see the image of many Hanoians do morning exercises. It doesn’t matter if you take part in.
After that, eating Pho for breakfast at a Hanoi restaurant nearby. It can be said to be the most popular food in Vietnam, famous worldwide. You will listen to the guide talking to the ingredients, the way to do a good  bowl of Pho while enjoying your meal.
Then, let’s taste a Vietnamese cup of coffee at a famous traditional café. Also, you can learn about Viet coffee culture that definitely has its features.
Afterwards, do some shopping at Hom Market. We can freely have a try on a diversity of delicious food here as well as have the chance to choose some tropical plants.

The Old Quarter of Hanoi

The Old Quarter of Hanoi

Soviet-style Ba Dinh Square is the next stop in the morning. This is a meaningful historical site of Vietnam because this is the place President Ho Chi Minh addressed the Independence Declaration. Then we come to Ho Chi Minh Museum and his Mausoleum and his private house nearby where contains the memorabilia about a simply life of Ho Chi Minh.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ba Dinh Square

Leave to visit other historical places. One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature are well-known structures that were built in the feudalism of feudalism of Vietnam. After that, we will have a tasty lunch at a Hanoi restaurant.
The half day left’s included the seeing Hoa Lo Prison – was considered as the hell on the earth in the war period. Also, wander at the small corners of Hanoi Old Quarter and purchase several lovely souvenirs as well as try delicious street food  like Pho, Bun Cha, Nem Cuon…
Besides, late afternoon, we will visit some famous places nearly, including St Josephs, the Old Well at Nha Tho Street and the Bach Ma Temple.
At the end of the day, we move on Hanoi Railway Station to take the train to Lao Cai – a beautiful mountainous town in the north.
Stay overnight on train – 4 berth cabin – Soft sleeper with A/C.

Scenic view inside Temple of Literature

Scenic view inside Temple of Literature

Day 11: Arrival Sapa – Visit Hill Tribe villages (B, L, D)
Morning arrive at Lao Cai, we take a short transfer on a private van ascending to the former hill-station town of Sapa. At an elevation of 1,500 meters, Sapa was once a hill resort of French administrators when the summer heat became unbearable. The remoteness and the simple lifestyle of ethnic minority people are a highlight of Sapa although conditions are basic.
Upon arrival Lao Cai in the early morning, let’s the very famous town lying on the high mountain, Sapa. Have breakfast and walk around to see the morning activities of the locals. Later, come over Lao ChaiTa Van villages, communicate with ethnic people and discover their routine as well as enjoy the stunning view from the height. For lunch, back to Sa Pa to have a delicious meal and relax. Overnight in Sapa.

Ta Van Village, Sapa

Ta Van Village, Sapa

Day 12: Sapa – Market tours – Overnight train to Hanoi B, L)
Having breakfast and then embark into one of the interesting activities here – visiting famous local markets: Cao Son – Wednesday Market, Bac Ha – Sunday Market, Can Cau Market – Saturday market, Coc Ly Market – Tuesday market( optional). At the markets display a variety of special products. Also, we can watch the locals exchange goods and more exiting things. The tasty lunch is served in a local restaurant.
Later, we come back to Lao Cai station and maybe have dinner at a restaurant around the station, then take the train back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight on train – 4 berth cabin – Soft sleeper with A/C.

Hmong women in Bac Ha Ethnic Market

Hmong women in Bac Ha Ethnic Market

Day 13: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
Firstly, relax, wash up and have breakfast at a local restaurant before a tiring trip. After that, leave Hanoi to go to see Halong Bay – in top new worldwide wonders. The breathtaking scenery will not disappoint you.
Tourists will have opportunity to voyage on a boat, seeing marvelous limestone islets, the clear emerald water and enjoy the seafood lunch right on the boat. For water lovers, jump into the fresh water and swim or dive and then have dinner watching the moonlight is a great idea.

Majestic Halong Bay

Majestic Halong Bay

Day 14: Halong – Hanoi – Fly to Luang Prabang (B, L)
The morning’s included a tasty breakfast and then having the last glimpse on the gorgeous scenery here. Afterwards, leave here and go to the airport to catch the flight to Luang Prabang.
Check into the hotel and have the chill time.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Panoramic view of Halong Bay

Panoramic view of Halong Bay

Day 15: Luang Prabang City Tour – Khuangsi Waterfall (B, D)
Wake up early in the morning to get the chance to see lines of monks carrying out their activity: Alms Giving Ceremony( beg for rice). This is a very distinctive custom in Laos. Then, we visit Phousi Market where we can freely purchase Lao specialties like buffalo meat, tea or local weaving products.

Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang

Alms Giving Ceremony in Luang Prabang

Later, have breakfast in the hotel. Keep exploring the city by go to see Royal Palace Museum, where display a lot of antiquities describing the ancient culture. Additionally, come over rustic architectures of Laos like Wat Xiengthong, Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai.
Besides, we also have the chance to drop by several of Lao ethnic minority villages like Ban Ouay, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, to learn how to the locals create traditional crafts. After that, enjoy yourself in Khuang Si Waterfall, swimming or dipping into the cool water before back to Luang Prabang.

Day 16: Luang Prabang – Ban Khia Luang – Pak Ou Cave (B, D)
Begin the morning with a drive to Ban Khia Luang village. This is a traditional weaving village in Laos. After seeing the way the local people make weaving, we will have a delicious home-cooked meal in a local family.
After lunch we say good bye to the village and drive to Ban Khoklin, which takes us through some beautiful scenery of mountains and paddy fields. At Ban Khoklin we then board a private boat down the Nam Ou River for 30 minutes to Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims and continue down the Mekong River back to Luang Prabang. Arrive back into town in the late afternoon.

Local children in Ban Kia Luang Village

Local children in Ban Kia Luang Village

Leave the lovely village, we depart to Ban Khoklin, where we can enjoy the gorgeous mountainous view from. Also, we will have a boat trip along Nam Ou River to reach Pak Ou Caves where remains a huge amount of golden Buddha statues in many forms. After that, continue down Mekong River to return Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 17: Elephant and soft hiking tour to Khmu village (B, L)
Today we will visit Spirit Resort and witness the protected Elephants at the “Elephant Park Project” along the sides of Nam Khan River. We also have the chance to sit on the elephant’s back and enjoy exciting moments.
Later, go hiking to the Fair Trek project area and then have lunch at Ban Houay Fai. Drop into Tad Sae waterfall, and return Lao Spirit Resort to come again Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang

Elephant riding experience in Elephant Park

Elephant riding experience in Elephant Park

Day 18: Luang Prabang – Drive to Vang Vieng (B, L)
The very first places today are The National Museum and the Central market. It’s followed with a walk to Vang Vieng, a lovely and quite town on the Nam Song River bank. The trip may be hard because the road is not very smooth. Check in the hotel and then we hire a boat to have a wonderful journey along the river. The sight here is so spectacular that we cannot stop to explore.
Overnight in Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

Vang Vieng

Day 19: Vang Vieng – Tham Phoutham – Kayaking B, L)
Today’s included a trip to Tham Phoukham caves. Tourists may be overwhelmed by the stunning beauty of limestone cavern, placed in the natural forest. On the way, we can stop to meet and communicate with the locals. Besides enjoying the wonderful view, if want, you can jump into the cool water pool next to the cave and forget the nasty weather.
After that, we’re back to Vang Vieng town, visit around by the local transportation and talk to people here.
The day continue with a boat trip on Song River, dropping by ancient temples and wonderful caves and then back to the hotel.
Overnight in Vang Vieng

Kayaking in Song River of Vang Vieng

Kayaking in Song River of Vang Vieng

Day 20: Van Vieng – Vientiane – City Tours (B, L)
Today we depart to the enchanting capital, Vientiane. We might drop into Vang Xang, a famous archaeological site built in 11th century on the way. We will explore famous places in Vientiane like Buddha Park, That Luang, Patuxai Victory Monument or Wat Ho Phra Keo during the day.
Back to the room and chill out.

Iconic That Luong Stupa of Laos

Iconic That Luong Stupa of Laos

Day 21: Vientiane – Siem Reap (B, L)
Leave Vientiane, next interesting stop is Siem Reap. After check into the hotel and relax, we will visit one of the most famous temples in Siem Reap, Ta Prohm, where was the place for filming the movie Tom Raider. At night, you can step foot on small alleys in the city and taste some food, sip a little drink as well as do shopping.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Bayan tree root on the temple of Ta Prohm

Bayan tree root on the temple of Ta Prohm

Day 22: Angkor Thom Wonder (B, L)
Today, let’s discover Angkor complex, the ancient capital, Angkor Thom, where gathers a numerous amount of stunning structures. All of the most beautiful sites in Angkor are waiting us to explore: the West Gate, Bayon Temple, Baphuon temple, the Royal Enclosure and more.
The highlight today is the visit to Angkor Wat, the most famous temple and is the symbol of Cambodia at the same time. This place remains unique architectures of the great Khmer civilization with carvings, bas-reliefs describing Hindu epic.
Finally, we will come by Bakheng Temple and watch the stunning gloaming.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Sunset over Bakheng Temple

Sunset over Bakheng Temple

Day 23: Cambodia Village (B, L)
Early morning at around 5:30am, we start our day with a sunrise watch over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area. We walk to nearby Pagoda and offering food to monks. Spend your own time talk to the monk and nuns to exchange the culture or relieve. We return to hotel for breakfast.
Enjoy the dawn on the top of Angkor Wat. After that, go to a pagoda nearby and give food to monks, converse with them as well as learn more about the culture. Later, back to the hotel and have breakfast.

Panoramic view of Angkor Wat

Panoramic view of Angkor Wat

It’s followed with a boat tour visiting the village of Kompong Phhluk. This is the chance for tourists to immerse into the nature which you can see cute monkeys perching on trees, watch fresh water, enjoy the pleasant atmosphere.
The rest of the day is free. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Kompong Phhluk floating village

Kompong Phhluk floating village

Day 24: Siem Reap – Kampong Thom –Phnom Penh (B, L)
We continue the journey to the capital Phnom Penh. On the way, we drop into Kampong Thom, visiting famous antiquarian place, Sambor Prei Kuk. This used to be the capital of Chenla in the sixth century, also called Isanapura. Besides, we may come over the site “Naga Bridge” at Kompong Kdei.
Approach Phnom Penh in the late afternoon. Check into the hotel and enjoy the chill time. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Hidden Temple Sambor Prei Kuk

Hidden Temple Sambor Prei Kuk

Day 25: Phnom Penh City Tour – Killing Fields (B, L)
This morning, we will go to see Choeung Ek Museum, where stores the powerful evidence about the darkest period of Cambodia. There were approximately 17,000 lives including both women and little children were arrested and beaten to die here.
Afterwards, we come to see in turn National Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Independence Monument, Russian Market, & Wat Phnom.
Return the room, take a rest or discover more the city.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Royal Palace of Phnom Penh

Royal Palace of Phnom Penh

Day 26: Phnom Penh Departure – Saigon/Bangkok (B, L)
Have breakfast in the hotel. The morning is your free time. Then, you will be taken to Phnom Penh airport to catch the flight back home. The tour ends!

Phnom Penh Central Market

Phnom Penh Central Market

What’s Included?

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels
  • Private Vehicles and Drivers
  • Private English Speaking Guides (Other languages if available, upon request)
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • All domestic flights
  • Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
  • Service Charge & Government Taxes

What’s Excluded?

  • Your International Flights
  • Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia entry Visa Fees (contact us for further information)
  • Personal Expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
  • Any bank fees or charges at your end
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal Travel Insurance
  • Tips for guides and drivers

Other Notes

  • Our rate is quoted in US dollars per adults based on twin/double room and applied for private tour for private own group.
  • Availability: Please note that if a certain hotel is not available at the time of booking, then we will gladly make alternative suggestions in the same category. We will advise you accordingly with the surcharge if any. As a result, we would highly appreciate it if you could advise us to block rooms soonest possible to guarantee the rooms and rates in a period of high and peak season.
  • All the above points of interest are open for a visit based on current updates. In case of closure for construction or any other reason, we will replace with a similar point of interest.
  • The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, road condition, flight, type of class and operating conditions.

Recommended Hotel List:

Location Boutique Option 3* Standard 4* Standard 5* Standard
Ho Chi Minh City Sanouva Hotel Signature Sagon Hotel Eden Saigon Hotel Lotte Legend Hotel
Can Tho Nguyen Shark Homestay Kim Tho Hotel Boutique Nam Bo Hotel Victoria Can Tho Resort
Hoi An Essence Hoi An Hotel & Spa Vinh Hung 3 Hotel Vinh Hung Riverside Resort Palm Garden Resort
Hue Serene Hotel Asia Hotel Muong Thanh Hue Hotel Best Western Indochina Palace
Hanoi Hanoi Moment Hotel Skylark Hotel Golden Silk Hotel Hanoi Sheraton Hotel
On overnight Train Sapaly Train King Express Train Sapaly Train Victoria Train
Sapa Chapa Garden Hotel Sapa Elegance Hotel Topas Ecolodge Victoria Sapa Resort
Halong Dragon Pearl Junk Image Cruise Bhaya Cruise Ginger Cruise
Luang Prabang La Sen Air Boutique Hotel Ancient Luang Prabang Hotel Villa Santi Hotel Victoria Xiengthong Place
Vang Vieng Riverside Boutique Resort Vansana Vang Vieng Resort Riverside Boutique Hotel Riverside Boutique Hotel
Vientiane Salana Botique Hotel Sengtawan Hotel Lao Plaza Hotel Green Park Hotel
Phnom Penh Frangipani Villa Hotel Anise Hotel Sunway Hotel Intercontinental Phnom Penh Hotel
Siem Reap Anise Villa Steung Hotel Tara Angkor Hotel Borei Angkor Hotel
  • Room type is based on Double bed or Twin-shared rooms by 2 people
  • Inclusive of Daily breakfast & taxes