Trip name: Image of Indochina
Trip code: VLI-07
Trip duration: 12days/11nights
Trip Operates: Year Round / On Demand
Trip price: Available upon Request
Trip route: Hanoi –Halong-Hanoi –Luang Prabang-Vientaine-Siemareap-Phnom Penh
Starts/Ends trip: Hanoi/Phnom Penh
Trip type: Nature , landscape & cruising
Day 1: Hanoi arrival
Day 2; Hanoi city tour
Day 3: Hanoi –Halong bay
Day 4: Halong bay –Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi –Luang Prabang
Day 6: Luang Prabang –Pak Ou Cave
Day 7: Luang Prabang –Vientaine
Day 8: Vientiane-Seam Reap
Day 9: Siem Reap sightseeing tour
Day 10: Siem Reap sightseeing tour
Day 11: Siem Reap –Phnom Penh sightseeing tour
Day 12: sightseeing tour /Phnom Penh departure
Day 1 ARRIVAL IN HANOI. (D)
Arrive in Ha Noi, meet your guide of Viet legend Travel and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
Day 2 HA NOI .(B/L/D)
After breakfast, a full day city tour of Viet Nam's capital. Ha Noi is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. The city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum, the Temple of Literature, the Museum of Ethnology, the Lake of the Restored Sword and the Old Quarter by cyclo.
In the evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
Day 3 HANOI –HALONG- NIGHT IN JUNK.(B/L/D)
After having breakfast, leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay. Enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life.Arrive in Halong and board the traditional sailing junk with a fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave. Titov beach to Luon Cave. Enjoy dinner on board & spending a night on board
Day 4 HA LONG - HA NOI (BRUNCH/D)
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome supper meal before cruising back to Halong City. En route, the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose! Arrange luggage and check-out Arrive Halong wharf & back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 5 HANOI –LUANG PRABANG (B/L/D) Flight
After breakfast, at leisure until transfer to Noi Bai Airport for onward flight to Luang prabang
Arrive in Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to our hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty temples still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana - Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang.
Day 6 LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVE (B/L/D)
Following breakfast, we depart hotel to the boat landing, and take an excursion (a few hours) by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away. Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant. We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue to drive outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
Day 7 LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE (B/L/D) flight
After breakfast , we visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, and the Central Market are not to be missed. we visit these sights , this morning before we catch a flight back to Vientiane . Upon arrival , we see the major temples including the oldest Wat Sisaket , a temple of thusands of miniature Budha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image . On the way to the famous , sacred structure of That Luang Stupa , we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument , which is Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph, sunset by Mekong riverside and late evening ,
overnight in Vientiane
Day 8 VIENTIANE – SIEM REAP (B/L/D) flight
After breakfast , we visit the Morning Market and the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong ( if time permits) The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay airport for departure to Seam Reap.
Upon arrival Siem Reap airport welcome and transfer to Hotel for check in.
In the afternoon visit Rolous Group as Bakong and Preah Ko temple, free time leisure and shopping with city tour in Siem Reap,
stay overnight at the hotel.
Day 9 SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING TOUR(B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel, transfer to sightseeing visit South gate of Angkor Thom (is offen the first on a tour of the Angkor Thom temple); visit Bayon Temple, Elephant terrace (Impressive, two and a half – meter tall wall spanning the heart of Angkor Thom temple).
In the afternoon visit Ankgor Wat Temple the heritage of the world, after continue to Bakheng Temple (this temple at the Bakheng Hill, the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor Area, it was build in late 09th century and dedicated to Hindu religion) at this time we can enjoy sunset view of the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle.
Stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 10 SIGHTSEEING TOUR(B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, Visit Bantey Srey temple, Kravan temple, Banteay Kdey temple, Sras Srang (was build in Md 10th century that dedicated to Buddhist religion, the very sparse remains of an island temple can be seen in the middle of the lake during dry season when the water is low), Ta Prohm temple, Takeo temple, in the afternoon visit Prerup temple, Mebon temple, Neak Pean temple, Preah Khan temple.
Stay overnight at hotel.
Day 11SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH(B/L/D)flight
Have breakfast at Hotel; transfer Hotel for departure to Phnom Penh.
Upon arrival welcome and transfer to sightseeing visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, and Wat Phnom (the small hill crowned by an active pagoda marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh).
In the afternoon continues to visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (in 1975 Toul Sleng was a high school, when Khmer Rouge came to power it was converted into the S-21 prison and interrogation facility) after then transfer to visit Choeung Ek Memorial (the Killing fields, 16 km from southwest of Phnom Penh is the place that Khmer Rouge killed the Cambodia’s people over million people).
Stay overnight at Hotel.
Day 12 PHNOM PENH – DEPARTURE (B)
Have breakfast at Hotel, transfer to airport for departure flight.
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