Trip coce: VNIN-INAD22
Chiangrai - Parbeng
Pick up at the hotel or airport in Chiangrai and transfer to
Hueysay. After immigration, take a scenic boat trip along
the Mekong River to Pakbeng and overnight in Pakbeng Lodge
Day 2 Pakbeng - Luang Prabang (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel (optional walk to Pakbeng market, where
people from the surrounding villages of minorities
exchange their goods). Continue our wonderful cruise along
the river to Luang Prabang. Stop at a fishing village for
picnic lunch and observe traditional process to obtain
local rice alcohol. Continue to Pak Ou Village at the mouth
of the Nam Ou river, visit Tamting caves of a 1000
Buddha statues. Arrive Luang Prabang before sunset. Transfer
to the hotel.
Day 3 Luang Prabang (B)
Breakfast at hotel, visit to Kuangsi waterfall, picnic lunch
at local village. Return to Luang Prabang for
sightseeing around the city to famous temples and palaces.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 4 Luang Prabang.
At leisure to enjoy charming Luangprabang townor shopping
Overnight in hotel.
Day 5 Luang Prabang - Hanoi (B)
Luang Prabang: free leissure
Luang Prabang - Hanoi QV at 16h45 17h45
Greetings in Hanoi
Day 6 Hanoi - Halong bay (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel. Depart to Halong Bay. Arrive Halong bay
You will check into the boat to cruise around Halong bay ( a
private cabin ) and soak in the misty atmosphere of this
world heritage site. Halong bay is a breathtaking secluded
bay with over 3,000 limestone islands rising from the clear
emerald waters of the Bac Bo gulf. It is one of the most
magnificent scenic regions in Vietnam and has been referred
to as the 8th Wonder of the World. The area of about 1500sq
km is dotted with innumerable beaches and grottoes, created
over thousands of year by the waves and wind. You will have
the opportunity to swim from your boat and explore some
caves. You will enjoy a seafood feast for lunch on board. We
will continue our excursion around this stunning bay until
the sun comes down. Overnight on boat.
Day 7 Hanoi - Sapa (B)
Further exploration of Halong bay. Return to Hanoi in the
afternoon. En route visit to a traditional village in Red
Evening train to Sapa.
Day 8 Sapa Hikking (B,D)
Arrive Laocai station around 6am there will be a transfer to
Sapa, situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters and 33 km from
Lao Cai. It's a beautiful, scenic drive as we wind our way
towards Sapa. After we have checked into our hotel and had
breakfast we will embark on a soft walk to visit
Catcat village to take in stunning scenery that this region
has to offer. As we walk to the village nestled in the
valley below Sapa, we will meet some of the local minority
people on their way to and from Sapa. These minority people
walk to Sapa to trade at the markets. Sapa market is always
an exciting place as several different ethnic minorities
Day 9 Sapa Hikking (B,L,D)
Breakfast at the hotel. We then embark on a lovely
trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and
through several hill tribe villages of Lao Chai and Tavan,
home to H'mong, and Dzay people. This is a absolutely
spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some
of the friendliest people you can meet. Once on the
valley floor you can really appreciate the wonderful scenery
that surrounds you. The walls of the valley are covered with
multi-layered rice terraces and
We walk uphill toward Supan, red Dzao villages. As we
walk to the village nestled in the valley below Sapa, we
will meet some of the local minority people on their way to
and from Sapa. These minority people walk to Sapa to trade
at the markets. Sapa market is always an exciting place as
several, different ethnic minorities congregate here. As
well as the H’mong you will also see the Dao (pronounced
Zao). Dao women are particularly striking as they wear a
large red turban often covered with old coins or jewelry. We
meet our awaiting jeep for the drive to Sapa, transfer to
Laocai station for scenic day train back to Hanoi.
Day 11 Hanoi - Hue(B,L)
Greetings at station. Breakfast at Cinnamon hotel and
transfer to the airport for the flight to Hue. Arrival
transfer to our hotel in Hue.
Arrival transfer to our hotel in Hue.Today we will set out
for the exploration of Hue's famous highlights, including
the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Built in the
19th century by the Nguyen dynasty, the City was home to the
former Emperors of Vietnam from 1802 until 1945. In the
surrounding countryside there is the picturesque Thiem Mu,
or Heavenly Lady Pagoda. We visit also
tomb of Emperor Tuduc.
Day 12 Hue - Hoian (B)
As we bid Hue farewell this morning we continue our
south bound journey, we visit the Cham Museum, the
famed China Beach, and the Marble Mountains. Arriving in Hoi
An we spend the rest of the afternoon exploring and
Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 13 Hoian (B,L)
Visit local market to buy all necessary
materials for the dishes to be cooked. Take 25 min. Attend
the cookery classed followed by lunch.
Explore Hoi An Ancient Town with a short boat trip across
the river brings you to the boat builder’s yard and
woodcarvers as well as a pottery and brick-making village.
Return to the town and during a leisurely discovery tour on
foot you will visit some of the historic merchant and
community houses, places of worship and famous bridges. Back
to hotel.Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 14 Hoian ...and the evening fly to NhaTrang(B)
Transfer to airport for the flight to Nhatrang. Arrival
transfer to our hotel in Nhatrang. Our time in Nha Trang is
free for relaxing and soaking up the sun on the beautiful
white sandy beaches and swimming in the crystal clear warm
waters. Overnight at hotel in Nhatrang
Day 15 NhaTrang drive to Dalat. (B)
Visit the Long Son Pogoda and the Ponagar Cham Tower, a
sacred Hindu site daring back to the 2rd century AD. The
town was built between the 7th and 12th centuries and is
still used today as a place of pilgrimage for the Cham and
Vietnamese Buddhists.Depart for Dalat ( 250km) , a cool
mountain resort. Its lakes, waterfall, evergreen forest and
gardens make Dalat one of the most enjoyable places in
Vietnam. On the way, visit Po Klang Garai Cham Tower & Prenn
waterfall . Arrive in Dalat and transfer to the hotel for
check – in. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
Day 16 Dalat.. afternoon drive Saigon (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing Dalat including train to
Trai Mat, the Lover’s lane, Xuan Huong Lake . Flower Garden
and Linh Son Pagoda. Afternoon drive to HCM city.
Day 17 Drive Mekong delta -cruise Mekong river(B,L)
e set off this morning for a drive through the Mekong Delta
to Cai Be floating market. Here we will board our private
boat for a cruise along the maze of waterways and canals to
Vinh Long. We will stop at the home of a Bonsai gardener for
a sumptuous Delta lunch, before continuing our exploration
of the tributaries and canals of the delta. Following these
visits we will once again board our vehicle for the drive to
Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 18 CuChi tunnels,city tour afternoon, evening fly
Drive to visit the Cuchi Tunnels. At the height of the
Vietnam war, the tunnel system stretched from the outskirts
of Saigon all the way to the Cambodian border of over
250 kilometers of tunnels. The tunnel system, built over 25
years starting in the 1940s, let the Viet Minh
and, later, the Viet Cong, control a huge rural area.
It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens,
storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, command
centers. In places, it was several stories deep
and housed up to 10,000 people who virtually
lived underground for years.... getting married, giving
birth, going to school. The ground here is hard clay, which
made this whole thing possible. But even so, the
planning and construction was incredible. People dug
all this with hand tools, filling reed baskets and dumping
the dirt into bomb craters. They installed large vents
so they could hear approaching helicopters, smaller vents
for air and baffled vents to dissipate cooking smoke.
There were also hidden trap doors and gruesomely effective
bamboo-stake booby traps. Today the trees and bushes have
grown back. And since 1988, two sections of
tunnels have been open for visitors. Transfer to airport for
the flight to Phnompenh. Arrival transfer to our hotel in
Phnompenh.Overnight in Phnompenh
Day 19 Phnom Penh - Siemreap (B)
the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. A visit to Phnom Penh is
a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an
interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste
of Asia. We will visi the Wats Phnom, National
museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. Shopping at
Phnompenh market and the Russian Market. Afternoon transfer
to airport for the flight to Siemreap. Arrival transfer to
our hotel. At leisure.
. Overnight at hotel in Siemreap.
Day 20 Visit Angkor Wat(B)
Following breakfast you will visit Angkor Wat temple,
Angkor Thom, the South Gate, Bayon, the Royal Enclosure,
Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the
Leper King. From here you will then make your way to visit
Ta Prohm before an afternoon visit to Preah Khan, Neak Pean,
East Mebon and Pre Rup temples.
. Overnight at
hotel in Siemreap.
Day 21 Angkor
Our drive this morning will take us to Prasat Kravan,
Bantaey Srei and Bantaey Kdei. This afternoon will find us
at the Roulous Group of Temples - Preah Ko, Bakong Lole
Temples until sunset. Overnight at Angkor hotel
.Overnight at hotel in Siemreap.
Day 22 Explore all day starting in evening by fly to
Morning drive to Tonle Sap Lake for a lovely boat
cruise to observe life on the water. The trip for
today will bring a slight change of pace as we visit the
silk farm of Pok, the Artisan D’ Angkor . Transfer to
airport for the flight to Bangkok.
All accommodation on double/twin basis with daily breakfast
Meals as indicated (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Diner).
Special requirements (vegetarian, diet etc.) could be arranged
All transfers/ transport
Tours with entrance fees, boat cruise, transfers and English
speaking during guided time
Flight tickets from:
Luangprabang - Vientiane
- Hanoi - Hue ; Danang - Saigon - Phnompenh
Halong junk cruise &
Dragon boat in Hue, boat trip in Mekong
International airfares & airport taxes
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa and visa arrangement
Meals not indicated
Other personal expenses
Trip cost : in US$ and per person
Hotels - Superior
Villa Santi ****
Huong Giang hotel****