Classic Indochina Vacation

Highlights:

Travel across Indochina to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand in 20 days. This tour includes the best of Indochina, the breathtaking Halong bay, fertile Mekong delta, mysterious Angkor, ancient Luang Prabang and vibrant Bangkok. Tour concludes on the beach of Koh Samui.

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Travel Seasons:

Most countries in Asia can be visited throughout the year. Taking all factors into account, such as weather, traffic, cost..., there are always good places worthy visiting whenever you travel Asia. According to your personal schedule, we will arrange the proper and suitable itinerary of your targeted countries.

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Cambodia
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Laos
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Thailand
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Vietnam
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Route:

Hanoi - Ha Long - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel - My Tho - Can Tho - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang - Bangkok - Koh Samui

Itinerary

Day1:

Hanoi

Upon your arrival at the Hanoi International Airport, your tour guide will meet you with BAT (short for Bravo Asia Tours) welcoming Board and then escort you to your hotel. The rest time of today is free. Overnight in Hanoi

Day2:

Hanoi

After leisurely breakfast, you will take a 20 minute drive from your hotel to the very impressive Museum of Ethnology, among the finest of Vietnam's museums. You will see many exhibits, photographs and actual houses inhabited by some of the 54 ethnic people in Vietnam. Enjoy a one hour cycle tour of Hanoi's vibrant Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake, the focal point of the city. Take a break for lunch then get back to hotel for rest. At around 16:00, your private tour guide will escort you to visit one of the local markets in the city to see all different kinds of food that used for a Vietnamese breakfast, lunch, dinner and understand more about life of Vietnamese. Finally, enjoy one of the most famous dishes in Hanoi named Pho – “Rice noodle soup with beef/chicken” at a local restaurant. Lastly, in the late afternoon, you will be enchanted by the legends and stories told at the Thang Long Water Puppet Show that no one should miss while visiting Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Day3:

Hanoi

After breakfast, pick up at your hotel in Hanoi and transfer to Halong Wharf for boarding your cruise. 08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way. 12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. 13h30 – 14h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands. 14h30 – 15h30 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. 15h30 – 16h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave area. 16h30 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way. 17h30 – 19h00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. 19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Day4:

Ha Long - Hanoi - Da Nang

06h30 – 07h00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt. 07h30 – 08h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay. 08h30 – 09h30 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay. 09h30 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin. 09h30 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more. 10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. 12h00 Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruises. Pick up at Halong Wharf after disembarking your cruise and transfer directly to Hanoi Airport, where you will take a flight to Danang (Vietnam Airlines VN179, 19:55-21:15 ). Meet and greet with your guide upon arrvial at Danang Airport, transfer to Hoi An and check in hotel.

Day5:

Hoi An

After breakfast, visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colorful riverside market. After this short visit, you will be free to explore Hoi An. Tailor make some clothes or stroll around the small ancient town or just relax and enjoy the beach. Overnight in Hoi An

Day6:

Hoi An

Enjoy a free day in Hoi An ancient town. Overnight in Hoi An

Day7:

Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel

After breakfast, transfer to Danang Airport for a morning flight (Vietnam Airlines VN109, 9:35-11:05 ) to HCMC (Short for Ho Chi Minh City). Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in HCMC, be met and drive to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, you will enjoy a scenic drive through idyllic paddy flatlands and countryside. Arrive to Cu Chi tunnels for a fascinating guided tour of this amazing three-floor labyrinth of underground passages stretching a staggering 250kilometres from HCMC to the Cambodian border. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in war was like. Return to HCMC. Overnight in HCMC

Day8:

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon

Today, we will have a half day city tour of HCMC. Start a Ho Chi Minh City tour visiting the War Remnants 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. After lunch, you are free to explore HCMC. Overnight in HCMC

Day9:

Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon - My Tho - Can Tho

At 8.30 am, our guide will meet you at hotel and leave the hustle Saigon heading to My Tho, the closet delta town to HCMC. Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda. After that, we continue to the boat quay, enjoying a scenic cruise, crossing Tien River to Thoi Son3 Island. After visit fruit orchards, Thao Nguyen orchid flower gardens and have a great chance to while tasting tea – honey bees.Leaving Thoi Son, we continue our boat trip to fishing villages around the Phoenix Island. You can visit houseboats and learn how the locals feed Red Tilapias fish. Ankhanh Canal, Coconut Candy house in Ben Tre is our next destination. Take a wooden rowing boat along narrow channels under the shadow of water coconut trees for deep look into the Mekong river life & enjoy the coconut candy - special products of Ben Tre province. Have lunch in southern style at Vuondau restaurant. Back to land, where our car waiting for us to Cantho. Check-in the hotel upon arrival.

Day10:

Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon - Siem Reap

After breakfast at hotel, rising to the sounds of the Delta coming to life for another day, we start our trip with a boat cruise on sparking streams along the endless waterway of Mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang floating markets. Enjoy seeing the real Mekong life style in market, visit to orchard garden & noodle house before back to land visit Chinese temple. After then, we drive to Ho Chi Minh Airport for flight to Siem Reap (Vietnam Airlines VN3821; 16:00-17:05). A delicious lunch will be served at charming restaurant Mekong Rest Stop. Meet your Siem Reap tour guide at the airport; you will be escorted to hotel for check-in. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day11:

Siem Reap

South Grate of Angkor Thom: is the best preserved. It is approached from outside via a causeway that extends about fifty meters across a moat. On each side of the causeway are railings fashioned with 54 stone figures engaged in the performance of a famous Hindu story: the myth of the Churning of the Ocean. Angkor Thom Temple Complex (BAYON): The temple is best known today for the gigantic face sculptures that adorn its thirty-seven surviving towers. Facing in four directions on each tower, the faces are thought to represent Lokeshvara, a Buddhist deity that projected benevolence outward to the four directions. We will pick up about 16:00 for visit Angkor Wat Temple, is a spectacular temple in central Cambodia, built by the vanished Khmer empire. It was constructed during the reign of king Suryavarman II, who ruled from 1113 to at least 1145. In those days, it was customary for the Khmer Empire to maintain a state temple at the heart of the city. Admire the sunset in Angkor Wat.

Day12:

Siem Reap

After breakfast at Hotel, we transfer by private car to visit:  Banteay Srei temple: nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving  Banteay Samre temple: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.  Pre Rup temple: The temple’s name is a comparatively modern one meaning "turn the body". This reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple, with the ashes of the body being ritually rotated in different directions as the service progressed. After lunch, we visit Ta Prohm temple and Prasat Kravan. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day13:

Siem Reap - Luang Prabang

Enjoy a free day in Siem Reap until you are escorted to airport to catch flight to Luang Prabang. Be greeted by your guide and chauffeur in Bangkok then transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day14:

Luang Prabang

After breakfast, we start visit the majors sites included National museum, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Mai; visit Wat Xieng Thong. Afternoon, we drive out of town 30KM to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfall, where you can swim, relax, soft trek to the top of the fall. On return short stop at Black Hmong Village, where hill tribe hand-made handicrafts as souvenirs for visitors pass by. Arrive in the town; we then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day15:

Luang Prabang - Bangkok

Enjoy a free day in Luang Prabang until you are escorted to airport to catch flight to Bangkok. 13:00 Meet your tour guide at your hotel lobby, depart from Hotel to The Grand Palace & wat Phra Keio.Visit the first at Wat Phra Keio ,temple for king only no monk live to see beautiful decoration of Gloden Stupa ,The Library and The Emerald Buddha Image.Visit the Throne Hall for king is still use for the King Ceremony ,The Funeral house and The king & Queen.Are not use to live nowadays. Overnight in Bangkok

Day16:

Bangkok

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Bangkok. 13:00 Meet your tour guide at hotel lobby then proceed to River City pier. 14:30 Leave the pier in a longtailboat and pass through the smaller canals of Thonburi, the sister-town of Bangkok. 15:15 Change from longtailboat to the rice barge Wan Fah and cruise along the bigger canals and the Chaophaya river. 16:00 Back to River City pier and continue in the van to your hotel. 19:00 Arrive at your hotel. Overnight in Bangkok

Day17:

Bangkok

Meet your tour guide then transfer to Bangkok Airport for flight to Koh Samui. (Bangkok Airways PG125, 10:15 – 11:45) Meet your chauffeur holding greeting board at Samui Airport then transfer to your hotel at Koh Samui. Overnight in Samui

Day18:

Koh Samui

Samui free time.

Day19:

Koh Samui

Samui free time.

Day20:

Koh Samui

Pick up at your hotel of Koh Samui then transfer to Airport for your flight home.

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This tour is ready to be booked or tailored to fit your personal requirements,please contact us for quotation and custom details.
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