Grand Indochina with Thailand Stopover
 

(Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia)
Private tour, daily departure
English speaking guide
Meals B&B
Trip code: VI-2304
 

 

 
 



Day 1: Arrive Bangkok (no meals)   
Transfer by air-conditioned coach to hotel in the city. Rest of the day is free for leisure and relaxation.   

Day 2: Departure Bangkok - Luang Prabang Arrival (B)
Transfer to the International Airport, for the flight to Vientiane then connect flight to Luang Prabang by PG flight.  
Upon arrival at the airport, you are met and transferred to the hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai; 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 Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou - Luang Prabang (B)
After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. 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, We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the potent local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand made of Jute Sar paper. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Khouangsi Waterfalls - Vientiane (B)
Breakfast; this morning you may want to rise early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. From there you will visit the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local village of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay and Ban Thapene drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Phanom, a well known weaving village, return to the city to transfer to airport for your late afternoon flight to Vientiane by flight. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 5: Vientiane- Hanoi (B)
Breakfast at hotel, take city tour to see the major temples including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha 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, and shopping at Morning Market to buy souvenir from Laos before transfer to airport for your flight to Hanoi.  
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 6: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D) 
08.00: pick up at your hotel, drive to Halong Bay in abt 3,5 hours

PROGRAM WITH BAI THO TRADITIONAL WOODEN JUNK 
12:00 – 12:30: Welcome on board with welcome drink then check in deluxe cabin
13:00: Experience our fresh sea food set lunch while cruising
Heading to Bai Tu Long Bay
15:00: Visiting Vung Vieng floating fishing village
Unique trip by traditional rowing boat to visit one destination with two great sites as Vung Vieng – floating fishing village and Thung Cave (Cao Cave)
16:00: Free to swim at blue and clear sea water 
Heading to Ho Đong Tien (Fairy Lake) area to anchorage.
17:30: Enjoy trim class of flowers from fruits and roots  
18:30: Relax and enjoy sunset with cocktails.
19:15: Enjoy set fresh sea food dinner
20:30: Film collections.
Overnight on boat

PROGRAM WITH BHAYA CLASSIC CRUISE
12.00 - 12.30 Check-in at Bhaya Café, Halong City. Embark on Bhaya Classic for a Welcome Cocktail followed by a cruise briefing.
13.00 - 15.30 Savor a delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch as Bhaya Classic heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
15.30 - 17.00 Visit the fishing village by tender (30 minutes each) then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Discover the fishing village by local rowing boat 
Kayak into the village or swim near the boat 
Optional onboard activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, etc.;
Trip by tender to an isolated pristine beach for swimming, snorkeling, etc. 
17.00 Bhaya Classic cruises through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. 
Happy Hour & Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck.
19.30 Sumptious Seafood Set-dinner onboard.
21.00 Retire to your cabin or join the fishing program.
Overnight aboard Bhaya Classic

Day 7: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi - citytour
PROGRAM WITH BAI THO TRADITIONAL WOODEN JUNK (B/L) 
06:00: Sunrise time
07:30: Breakfast.
08:30: Visit Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprise) with English speaking guide
Book and magazines collections
10:30: Transfer to Cua Vang restaurant for set asian lunch
11:00: Enjoy lunch

PROGRAM WITH BHAYA CLASSIC CRUISE (Brunch) 
06.15 Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 Bhaya Classic weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.
08.30 Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).
09.30 Return to Bhaya Classic. Buffet brunch is served onboard. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor.
11.00 Disembark at Bhaya Café

Return to Hanoi abt 16.00
Visit Temple of Literature (Den Van Mieu, circa 1070), Vietnam’s first national university. Extensive walking tour of the Old Quarter (Pho Ba Muoi Sau or the Thirty-Six Streets) followed by a cyclo ride to return to your hotel. Evening Waterpuppet Performance, an art-form performed only in Vietnam.  
Overnight at hotel
 
Day 8: Hanoi Continue citytour – flight to Hue (B)
Visit St. Joseph’s Cathedral 1886), Ba Dinh Square: One-Pillar Pagoda (Chua Mot Cot, circa 1049, an architectural masterpiece), Dien Huu Pagoda then transfer to Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport to connect flight departing for Hue. Arrive Hue, meet driver and transfer to hotel. Afternoon tour of the area around the Citadel and the neighborhoods surrounding the ancient Citadel which date to the 17th century. Return to hotel, free evening.  
Overnight at hotel
 
Day 9: Hue city visit (B) 
Morning tour of the Forbidden Purple City, a smaller replica of China’s Forbidden City and a UNESCO site. Enter the complex via the Ngo Mon (Noontime Gate) and enter the magnificently restored Thai Hoa Palace. Visit the Royal Library and the recently completely restored Hien Lam Pavilion. Afternoon boat trip to the tomb of Ming Mang, the Nguyen Dynasty’s second-emperor (1820-1849), in the foothills of the Central Highlands. The tomb is the most harmoniously blended tomb with its natural en vironment of all of the royal tombs. Return to Hue via boat, stopping at the Thien Mu (Heavenly Mother) Pagoda, symbol of the City of Hue. Return to hotel, free evening.  
Overnight at hotel
 
Day 10: Hue – Danang – Hoian by land (B)
Morning check out and departure from Danang via vehicle for Hue. Stop at the towering Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds) enroute. Arrive Danang and proceed on a brief Danang city tour followed by a visit to the Cham Museum, formerly the Ecole Francaise d’Extreme Orient. The museum contains exquisite limestone carvings from the vanquished Kingdom of Champa [4th century to 18th century], a Hindu kingdom which inhabited the central coastal littoral prior to the march of the Vietnamese nation south. The carvings contain examples of Hindu altars, lingas, garudas, ganeshas and representations of Shiva, Brahma and Vishnu. Continue on to the Furama Resort at China Beach for an optional lunch and a stroll on the famous beach. Afternoon visit to Marble Mountain which contains numerous temples and pagodas and the marble cutters village nearby the mountain. Transfer to Hoi An, just south of Danang, and a proposed World UNESCO Heritage Site. Transfer to hotel. Free evening.  
Overnight at hotel
 
Day 11: Half day explore the Ancient town (B)
Hoi An is an ancient town which Marco Polo noted in his 13th-Century journals on his visit to China. All day walking tour of this ancient city which contains over 800-structures of historical interest including Japanese covered bridges, ancient temples for various parts of China and Chinese merchant houses. Free evening. 
Overnight at hotel
 
Day 12: Hoian – Danang- Saigon – Siem Reap by flights (B)
Free time 
Transfer to the Danang airport to connect with flight for Saigon. Meet guide and exit customs and immigration, meet guide and transfer to the international terminal to connect with flight for Siem Reap. Clear customs and immigration, meet driver and transfer to hotel. Free evening. 
Overnight at hotel

Day 13: Angkor Thom and Angkor Ruins (B)
All day tour of the ruins of Angkor Wat: Angkor Thom and the Southern Gate of Bayon, the temples of Ta Prohm, Ta Keo, Chau Saytevada, Thommnoun, Bontey Kdei, Preh Khan, Neak Poan, Sras Srang and Kravann. Return to hotel, free evening.
Overnight at hotel

Day 14: Great Lake (Tonle Sap) and Aspara Show (B/-/D)
Morning boat trip on Tonle lake visiting floating village of Chong Kneas. Afternoon visit to the grandest of all ruins, Angkor Wat, a world UNESCO site Evening. Evening Khmer performance with tasting of Khmer food.  
Overnight at hotel

Day 15: Siem Reap - Departure (B)
Morning check out and transfer to the airport to connect flight to your home country.

   

 

 


 

Valid from 01-Oct-2014 to 30-Sep-2015

All prices are per person

 

Single

Twin

 

Standard (2 star)

$3280

$1980

 

Superior (3 star)

$3850

$2230

 

First (4 star)

$4910

$2765

 

Supplement for airfare Bangkok to Luang Prabang at $275 per person (price is subject to change)
Supplement for airfare Luang Prabang to Vientiane at $120 per person (price is subject to change)

Supplement for airfare Vientiane to Hanoi at $210 per person (price is subject to change) 

Supplement for airfare Saigon to SiemReap at $240 per person (price is subject to change) 

Price inclusive

  • Breakfast and accommodation sharing a double room.
  • All airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned ground transportation
  • All boat, ferry and train transportation as noted
  • Admissions to all noted attractions (Angkor Wat 2 day visitor´s pass)
  • Intra-Vietnam airfares: Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Saigon by Vietnam Airlines (airport tax included).
  • Service of an English speaking local stationed guide
Price exclusive
  • Flight Bangkok – Luang Prabang (departure tax: $14), flight Vientaine – Hanoi (departure tax: $11), and flight Siem Reap-Bangkok (departure tax: $28) 
  • Immigration fees to Thailand, Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Meals other than noted
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
Hotels used for Standard class
City Hotel & room type Website
Luang Prabang Ancient Luang Prabang hotel www.ancientluangprabanghotel.com
Vientiane B&P hotel, standard room with windows www.bp-hotel.com
Hanoi Duc Thai (superior) or
Hanoi Holiday (superior room)
http://www.holidayhanoihotel.com
www.ducthaihotel.com
Halong Bay Bai Tho Traditional Junk
Hai Long Junk
http://www.halongsails.com
http://www.hailongjunk.com
Hue Hue Holiday hotel (superior room) www.hueholidayhotel.com
Hoian Vinh Hung 2 http://www.vinhhunghotels.com.vn/hoi-an-vinh-hung-2-hotel.htm
Saigon An An 2 hotel www.anan2hotel.vn
Siem Reap Angkor Way hotel http://www.angkorwayhotel.com/
Bangkok Democ hotel www.hoteldemoc.com

Hotels used for Superior class
City Hotel & room type Website
Luang Prabang Villa Maydou hotel http://www.villamaydou.com/
Vientiane Beau Rivage Mekong hotel www.hbrm.com
Hanoi Medallion (superior)
Boss (superior)
http://www.medallion-hanoi.com
http://www.bosshanoihotel.com
Halong Bay Bai Tho Traditional Junk
Hai Long Junk
http://www.halongsails.com
http://www.hailongjunk.com
Hue Asia (deluxe room) or Orchid hotel (superior) http://www.asiahotel.com.vn
http://www.orchidhotel.com.vn
Hoian Angkor Holiday, superior www.hoiantourist.com/hoianhotel/english/index.html
Saigon Elios or Sapphire (superior room) http://www.sapphirehotel.com.vn
http://www.elioshotel.vn
Siem Reap Angkor Holiday hotel www.angkorholidayhotel.com
Bangkok The Montien hotel www.montien.com/bangkok

Hotels used for First class
City Hotel & room type Website
Luang Prabang Villa Maly hotel www.villa-maly.com
Vientiane Green Park Boutique hotel www.greenparkvientiane.com
Hanoi Silk Path Hanoi (silk deluxe room) http://www.silkpathhotel.com/en/Home.html
Halong Bay Bhaya Cruise or Emotion Cruise http://www.bhayacruises.com/
www.halong-emotion.com
Hue Saigon Morin, superior room www.morinhotel.com.vn
Hoian Golden Sand, superior garden view www.swiss-belhotel.com/properties/hoian/sbgs_home.html
Saigon Grand hotel, superior room www.grandhotel.vn
Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor hotel, standard www.somadeviangkor.com
Phnompenh Sunway hotel, standard room www.sunwayhotels.com
Bangkok Ariyasom Boutique Hotel http://www.ariyasom.com/
A:Available - This tour is available for booking.
R:On Request - This tour is on request only
All prices are per person.
If you are interested, please contact your local agent to make the booking or alternatively email us at reservations@toursite.com.au