Indochina Uncovered in 19 Days

  • Duration: 19 DAYS
  • Location: VIETNAM, LAOS, CAMBODIA
  • Places: 15 Seats
  • Prix: 2521 USD PER PERSON
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Hardly did you have such an ideal option to effortlessly enjoy the highlights of three countries. First comes a free-spirited Vietnam. After one-day experience as a localite in Ba Vi, a cruise journey to an infinite Ha Long bay with diverse activities, go straight to the poetic center region. An ancient but not old beauty of Hue and Hoi An will never cease to amaze you how mother nature gave them suchthose gifts of beauty. Cai Rang floating market and flooded forests cannot be missed before your arrival to a mysterious Cambodia. Phnom Penh, the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers and Siem Reap owning a mass of must-see temples, pagodas and visit the Royal Palace and Angkor area - the most tempting destination in this capital. Upon your arrival to Laos, explore the biggest waterfall in southeast Asian, Khon Phapheng. Then, taste one of the most expensive coffees in Bolaven Plateau and cool off in a three levelled waterfall, Kuang Si Falls. Biggest farewells from the peaceful former capital, Luang Prabang.

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and have a rest after the flight. Remaining part of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 02: HANOI – BAVI ECO TOUR - HANOI (B/L/-)

Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.

Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family. Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is not only a veteran who lives during those hard times but also a green tea expert. You will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

After that, you will wander around the village and mingling with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the top. Stop at another host family for foot bathing following the recipes of Muong ethnic group and relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river. Later, enjoy a transfer from Ba Vi to your accommodation in Hanoi 

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 03: EXCURSION TO THE NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLDS (B/L/D) – SHARING CRUISE

Breakfast at the hotel. Get pick-up by the Cruise team around 7:30 am. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.

After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.

Overnight on cruise.

DAY 04: HALONG BAY – HANOI – NIGHT TRAIN TO HUE (B/L)

Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and transferred back to Hanoi. In the evening our driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the train station for a night train to Hue.

Overnight at A/C 4-seat sleeper cabin on the train from Hanoi to Hue

DAY 05: HUE CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

In the morning you will arrive in Hue. Your guide and driver will meet you at the station and you will start your Hue exploration.

Start your trip with the exploring Imperial Citadel, the residence of the Nguyen Dynasty, which was Vietnam’s last royal dynasty. There you will visit The Royal Antiques Museum, one of the first museums in Vietnam. Many collections of ancient Hue and Royal antiques are displayed here: bronze wares, china, music instruments, royal attires and personal belongings of the Emperor family of Nguyen Dynasty. Then continue to Dong Ba market – the best place for cultural gifts and souvenirs.

In the afternoon you will visit the Emperors Tombs such as Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) Tomb, famous for its beauty and unique architecture style, and Emperor Minh Mang (1791-1841) Tomb. On the way back to Hue you will have a stopover at the Conical Hat village to see how famous Vietnamese traditional hats Non-La are produced, and the Incense stick making village to observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incenses. Then head to your hotel in Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

DAY 06: HUE – TRANSFER TO HOI AN (B/-/-)

Have breakfast at hotel and get ready for the 3 hours trip from Hue to Hoi An by private vehicle.

Upon arrival you will have free time. You could spend time at the beach or to explore this romantic and charming town. We recommend you to have a walk around the Hoi An in the evening, when the Old Town in Hoi An transforms into a mystical row of lights and lanterns.

Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 07: HOI AN LEISURE (B/-/-)

Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon River.

Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 08: HOI AN – DANANG FLIGHT TO CAN THO (B/-/-)

Have breakfast at the hotel and relaxing time before boarding a flight from Da Nang to Can Tho. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred by only driver from the airport to your hotel in Can Tho.

Overnight in Can Tho.

DAY 09: CAN THO - MARKET FLOATING CAI RANG – TRA SU CAJUPUT FOREST - CHAU DOC (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel – Boat riding on Mekong River – Visit Cai Rang floating market – cruise in a small cannels to visit local family, orchard, tropical fruit, green tea – Move to Chau Doc – Visit Tra Su flooded forest, also referred as Tra Su cajuput forest, Tra Su mangrove forest, Tra Su Melaleuca forest or Tra Su bird sanctuary, is located at Tinh Bien district, An Giang province, 10 km from Vietnam – Cambodia border and 60 km from Long Xuyen city. This is a flooded forest that features the typical ecosystem of the Mekong Delta, which can be seen clearly during flooded season, from September, October to November. The forest is dressed up with the appealing look of the green carpet of duckweed covering the whole large area.

Overnight in Chau Doc.

DAY 10: CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH BY SPEED BOAT (B/-/-)

After breakfast. Change to the speed boat to board to PhnomPenh.

Pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. The same afternoon, sit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed. Then Visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), the Market has gained reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument. Overnight in Phnom Penh

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 11: PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR – SIEM REAP BY BUS (B/)

Breakfast at the hotel - Visit Royal Palace is a royal residence now where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live. it is like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda, serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. Transfer to the bus station for your journey to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel check in. Overnight in Siem Reap

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 12: ANGKOR TOUR (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 13: TONLE SAP LAKE TOUR (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel: drive to Chrieve village to admire the local life of people - Taking oxcart riding tour is a great way to see authentic Cambodia, meet a lot of encounters and interact local people by visiting their home gardens. Learn their ways of life, Cambodia culture, help them with vegetable gardening, take as many as photos you like and enjoy seasonal fruits at a village houses. Afternoon, we will visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of day visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 14: SIEM REAP – PAKSE BY FLIGHT (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for th flight to Pakse.

Arrival at Pakse airport, you will be picked up and transfer to the hotel. After checked in, the rest of time free at your leisure.

Overnight in Pakse.

DAY 15: PAKSE – KHONE PHALENG – DON KHONE – PAKSE (B/-/-)

After breakfast, today we drive further south to visit Khone Phapheng on the journey. Khone Phapheng is considered the largest waterfall by volume in the South East Asia; this is really an impressive sight with marvellous nature near the Lao-Cambodian border, which is teeming with wildlife making this area one of the most breathtaking destinations in Laos. If time permit, we can visit the Don Khone area, which takes you to visit the remains of the French period, Liphi Waterfall or "the Corridor of the Devil". Then, we drive back to Pakse.

Overnight in Pakse.

DAY 16: PAKSE – BOLAVEN PLATEAU – LUANG PRABANG (B/-/-)

We leave Pakse around 08:00am and drive to a village known for its knife making, before going to visit some coffee and tea plantations where we see the production process. We continue to Tad Fan waterfall, a 120 meters high twin waterfall and visit the area, house of many coffee plantations. We head on to Tad Yuang where we have lunch, relax, and take a swim if you want. In the afternoon, we back to Pakse for catching flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your 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. Today is free at your leisure.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 17: LUANG PRABANG – KHUOANG SI WATERFALL (B/-/-)

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.

From there you will visit the morning 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. We back to hotel for breakfast and then continue to visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. During our time here, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turqoise pools or walk along the forest trails.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 18: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU – LUANG PRABANG (B/-/-)

Today, 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 represents classical Laotian architecture. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well as explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon, we continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. After that, we climb up to the top of mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

DAY 19: LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

After breakfast, free at your leisure until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight out.

HOTEL LIST

3-STAR ACCOMMODATION

DestinationHotelWebsite
HanoiGolden Lotus Boutique Hotel or similarhttp://www.hanoierahotel.com/
Halong BayMaya Cruises or similarhttp://mayacruises.vn/
HueCherish hue hotel or similarhttp://cherishhotel.com/
Hoi AnLe Pavillon Boutique or similarhttp://www.kimanhoianhotel.com/
Phnom PenhSamnang Laor or similarhttp://www.samnanglaorhotel.com/
Siem ReapHari Residence or similarhttps://www.hariresidence.com/
PaksePakse Hotel or similarhttp://www.hotelpakse.com/
Luang PrabangVilla Chitdara or similarhttp://www.villachitdara.com/

UPGRADE TO 4 STAR HOTEL: PAY EXTRA 367.00 USD/PERSON

4-STAR ACCOMMODATION

DestinationHotelWebsite
HanoiTirant Hotel or similarhttp://www.tiranthotel.com/
Halong BayV’Spirit Premier Cruise or similarhttps://www.vspiritpremiercruises.com/
HueEldora Hotel or similarhttp://www.eldorahotel.com/
Hoi AnHoi An Rosemary Boutique Hotel & Spa or similarhttp://www.hoianrosemary.com/
Phnom PenhGreen Palace Hotel or similarhttps://www.somadeviangkor.com/
Siem ReapSomadevi Angkor Hotel or similaarhttps://www.greenpalacehotel.com/
PakseChampasak Grand Hotel or similarhttps://www.mosaic-collection.com/champasak-grand-pakse/
Luang PrabangSanti Resort & Spa or similarhttps://villasantihotel.com/santi-resort-spa/

UPGRADE TO 5 STAR HOTEL: PAY EXTRA 766.00 USD/PERSON

5-STAR ACCOMMODATION

DestinationHotelWebsite
HanoiHotel De L’opera Hanoi or similarhttps://all.accor.com/hotel/
Halong BayEra Cruises or similarhttps://eracruises.com/en/
HueIndochine Palace Hotel or similarhttp://www.indochinepalace.com/
Hoi AnLa Siesta Resort & Spa or similarhttps://lasiestaresorts.com/#modal-rebrand
Phnom PenhPalace Gate Hotel or similarhttps://palacegatepp.com/
Siem ReapHotel Somadevi Ankgor Boutique & Resort or similarhttp://www.somadeviangkorboutique.com/
PakseChampasak Grand Hotel or similarhttps://www.mosaic-collection.com/
Luang PrabangLuang Prabang View Hotel or similarhttp://www.luangprabangview.com/
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***Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge 578 USD***

INCLUSIVE

√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

√All transportation mentioned above

√Domestic flight from from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax

√Overnight train to Hanoi to Hue

√Public bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

√Speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh

√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)

√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)

√Experienced English speaking guide

√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)

√All sightseeing tickets according itinerary

√Tissues and water on coach

√Service charges and government tax

√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service

√24/7 hotline support guaranteed

√Vietnam Visa letter approval

√No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSIVE

X International flights and departure taxes

X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities

X Travel insurance

X Public holiday surcharge (if any)

X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec

X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)

X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Vietnam: $25;Cambodia: $30, Laos:$35)

X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am

X Other services not mentioned above

BOOKING PROCESS

Don't be shy to drop us an inquiry email at sales@realisticasia.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.   

  • Step 1Double-check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip. 
  • Step 2Click "Book Now" on the date you want to go and fill in the form with your requirements (if any), then to confirm the booking can click on "Pay Now" and make 500 USD deposit to secure your place via the link payment by credit card (Payment fee 3%)
  • Step 3: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 -48 hours after receiving the deposit.
  • Step 4Send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; All the information will be kept confidentially. Pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us

If you would like to make any adjustments or have any concerns about the tour, click on "Enquiry Now" and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note down your phone number in the email or any contact details that you prefer us to reach you, this will enable us to have efficient communication with you. Several email exchange to confirm your final tour program.

PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT

  1. Payment Process
  • Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount of 100% internal-flight tickets and 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method.

After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.

  • Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted. 
  1. Payment Type 
  • Online payment by Credit Card with ONEPAY: We accept Visa card, MasterCard and JCB card since Realistic Asia is a verified member of OnePay System. Your card information will be protected during the transaction by using the security system with OnePay. Your invoice will be created when you confirmed the booking and send you the guideline to deposit your spot. 
  • By Bank Transfers: If you prefer to do the bank transfer, please contact us so we can send you the bank detail information. However, all the bank fee and foreign currency exchange have to be taken care at your end.

CANCELLATION

Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:

  • 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
  • 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
  • No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

CONDITION OF INSURANCE

  • Realistic Asia demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Realistic Asia reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
  • Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by signing and returning to Realistic Asia a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.

OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
  • Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
  • Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
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