Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Price from: $789
Indochina Discovery Tour leads you to its affordable highlights: ancient colonial city of Hanoi, amazing cruise in Halong Bay, Hoian ancient town, Hue the Imperial capital. Taste the fresh tropical fruits at lush and green orchards in Mekong Delta or wonder of Angkor Wat.
Itinerary in brief:
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue
Day 5: Hue Discovery
Day 6: Hue - Hoian
Day 7: Hoian Walking Tour
Day 8: Hoian - Saigon
Day 9: Saigon - Mekong Delta
Day 10: Saigon - Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake
Day 11: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat temples
Day 12: Siem Reap - Departure
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival (-/-/-)
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam !
Meet upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, then transfer to the hotel for check in. Time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. Check in time at 2:00pm.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L/-)
We discover Hanoi - the charming capital of Vietnam today:
Tran Quoc pagoda, French colonial quarter, Temple of Literature, Hanoi Opera, One pillar pagoda. Museum of Ethnology, Hoa Lo, famed as Hanoi Hilton where John Mc Cain was captured during the Vietnam War.
Then explore Hoan Kiem lake and a short walk in the Hanoi Old quarter to observe the daily life of local people.
Attend a performance of water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
08:00 AM depart for Halong bay, 160 km east of Hanoi, listed as World Heritage Area for its Outstanding beauty by Unesco in 1994.
12:00 we board a traditional junk to discover the 8th World Wonder where the movie "Indochine" was realized with Catherine Deneuve, French star in the 1990's. Lunch on boat with fresh seafood. It is time to relax on the deck through the most beautiful landscapes with more than 2,000 islands and limestone, rising from the emerald water. Visit a natural cave, the most picturesque grotto in the bay. Swimming if possible and relaxing on the deck. Dinner & Overnight aboard.
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hue (B/L/-)
Continue our excursion throughout the Bay
10:00 Enjoy a delicious brunch on boat whilst coming back to the pier.
11:00 Disembark at Halong wharf.
11:10 Drive to Hanoi Airport for flight to Hue. Visit a workshop of potteries en route and a typical village of the Red River delta.
Check in for the flight to Hue
Meet our guide at Hue Airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Leisure time. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue Discovery (B/L/-)
Full day to explore Hue, the former Royal city of the 13 ruling Nguyen dynasties:
To start our discovery in Hue, enjoy a boat trip on the Perfume River to discover Thien Mu pagoda, the wonderful architectural structures for religious worship in Hue, then head to Tu Duc King' mausoleum. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afterwards, visit the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden city and Dong Ba market. Continue our journey to the village producing conical hats to watch the artisan’s daily works. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue - Danang - Hoian (B/L/-)
Depart for Hoian via Danang.
The scenic 3 hours and half drive via Hai Van pass offers spectacular views of mountains, the sea, idyllic beaches and villages. Visit Cham museum on the way.
We continue further south to the charming historic city of Hoian. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 7: Hoian - Walking Tour (B/-/-)
After breakfast, discover Hoian ancient town, known to early Western merchants, the city was one of the major trading centers of South East Asia in the 16th century. Hoian has a distinctive Chinese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets. Many of the houses were constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs. Visit historic merchants and community houses, places of worship and Japanese covered bridge, Hoian central market .
PM: Free time for your own discovery or shopping. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 8: Hoian - Saigon (B/L/-)
Transfer to Danang Airport for flight to Saigon.
Meet on arrival at Saigon Airport, transfer to the hotel for check in. Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: Discover Hochiminh city (formerly Saigon), the biggest economic center in the country: visit Opera house, cathedral Notre Dame, Post Office, China town, Thien Hau pagoda, a lacquer workshop. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 9: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon (B/L/-)
Drive to My Tho and Ben Tre to explore the Mekong Delta. My Tho is famous for its extensive orchards and immense rice fields. Enjoy a boat trip on the Mekong river and visit an orchard on an island. Lunch at local restaurant.
Back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 10: Saigon – Siem Reap – Tonle Sap lake (B/-/D Show)
Today we fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Meet on arrival to Siem Reap International Airport. Transfer to the hotel for check in.
Enjoy 01hour cruise with traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake to visit the daily life of floating villages. Dinner with Apsara dance show at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 11: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (B/L/-)
We discover the delights of Siem Reap: South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King and Phimean Akas. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit the World Heritage "Angkor Wat" then continue to Bakheng Hill temple with sunset included from the top of the hill. Back to hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 12: Siem Reap – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel,
Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for flight to go home. End of services. Check out time: before 12:00.
1, Price: from US$789 per person. Please contact our Tour Managers for more details.
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A great journey features the must-see highlights in Vietnam & Cambodia: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Saigon, Mekong Delta and Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap. You will discover the jewels of Indochina famed under French colonialists in late 19th et early 20th centuries. Meeting and interacting with local people makes your holiday more exciting and lasting forever.
Please contact our Tour Manager to book Indochina Discovery Tour today.
Our clients Micheal & group came back very happy from their trip to Vietnam: all was perfect and they enjoyed the tour very much: thanks for your good organisation,- Valerie ,CA, USA
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