Glimpse Of Indochina In 15 Days
This Glimpse of Indochina in 15 days tour is the perfect adventure for all travellers who wants to explore every piece of South East Asia in 16 Days. Head to Vietnam, the land of the blue dragon where it landed in Halong Bay and made this place a Wonder of Nature’s World. Boat the sampan through the mighty Mekong Delta and see Vietnam’s countryside. Then explore the magnificent and jaw-dropping temples of Angkor Wat. Cut loose in Bangkok, a frenetic wonderland of tuk-tuks and delicious food. Finally, have a pinch of Luang Prabang in Laos, the most chilled-out country, where time stops.
Experience the highlights of every country you visit, be friends with local people along the way you go, and reward yourself with all the memories collected.
- Enjoy an overnight cruise in the stunning Halong Bay
- Cycle around the villages of Vietnam and attend a cooking class
- Explore the biggest temples complex in the world, Angkor Wat
- See cascades of waterfalls right in the middle of lush jungles
Departure/Return LocationHanoi/ Luang Prahang
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Day 1: Welcome To Vietnam - Hanoi Arrival
Your Vietnam adventure begins with your arrival in Hanoi. Your private driver will meet you at the airport, holding a signboard with your name. He will escort you to your accommodation right in the heart of the city, with the fascinating Old Quarter at your fingertips. You can easily explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel after the flight.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Experience Vietnamese Lifestyle In The Countryside (B/L)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel then our experienced English-speaking guide escorts you on the trip to Ba Vi, a countryside located on the outskirt of Hanoi.
Arrive at Ri village, enjoy the welcome drink and snacks and meet your first host - Mr. Duoc, who is a Vietnam War veteran and tea-farm owner. Listen to the stories of Mr. Duoc's life during the war while enjoying the drink and then visit his tea plantation. You will learn how to pick the best tea leaves to make the most wonderful beverage in Vietnam. Carry on with the tea production at his small workshop, where most of the work is manual.
Then have a short drive to Moc village, where you will meet your next host Mrs. Chin, who will teach you how to cook local Vietnamese dishes. Later have the meals you made for lunch in a beautiful tropical garden.
Have a short break after lunch, and join Mrs. Chin for a walk around the village. You will visit some local families to understand the rural lifestyle and learn how tofu, conical hats, and other local products are made. Then have a cycling trip through beautiful paddy fields. Wrap up your countryside tour with traditional feet soak in warm water with herbs, and followed the traditional recipes of the Muong ethnic minority. It will relax you (and your feet) after cycling around the village. Later, enjoy a transfer from Ba Vi back to your accommodation.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Cruising To The Natural Wonder Of The World (B/L/D)
In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, the Cruise team will pick you up. 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 to Halong, you will enjoy a cruise on the Bay and 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 there will be 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 optionally attend the activities taking part on the boat or just relax.
Overnight on cruise.
Day 4: Morning Rise With The Dragon In The Bay (B/L) - Flight To Ho Chi Minh
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 the return to Hanoi. Have some free time there until our driver will meet you and take you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh, you will be transferred to the hotel in the city center.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 5: A Trip To The Fertile Mekong Delta (B/L) - group tour
Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast, and a trip to Mekong Delta follows. The guide will meet you at the hotel lobby around 7:15-7:30 am, and you will head to My Tho, which lies on the left side of the Mekong River.
Upon arrival, board the sampan and cruise down the river around the four beautiful islands, known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise islands. Stop at Unicorn Island, walk around the country lanes and see the orchards. Visit fruit plantations and enjoy tropical fruits and folk song music performed by the local people.
Then take a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside. Visit family workshops and honey-bee farm, and taste some honey tea and coconut candies.
Refuel yourself with a traditional Vietnamese lunch, and later cycle around the Tan Thach village, and meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. If you are not keen on a cycling trip, enjoy a cool breeze and a relaxing time in a hammock. Afterward, you will get back to your accommodation.
Day 6: Explore the Maze of Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and depart for Cu Chi tunnels. The trip will take approximately one and a half hours drive. Upon arrival, you will have a short introduction followed by an introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed, and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of wartime.
Then, spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems, which included the living areas, kitchens, and bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. All this was to help people living inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purposes during the war. Afterwards, special tea and cassava (guerilla food during the war) will be served.
Then you will return to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 7: Travel From Ho Chi Minh To Siem Reap (B)
Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel and have a relaxing time before your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap our driver will meet you at the airport holding the signboard with your name and will take you to your hotel.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Explore The Ancient Temples Of Khmer (B)
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 9: Visit the Floating Villages of Tonle Sap Lake (B)
After breakfast, visit to Floating Village, take a ride by traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake to experience the human occupations at the edges of the lake is similarly distinctive – floating villages, towering stilled houses, huge fish traps, and an economy and way of life deeply intertwined with the lake, the fish, the wildlife and the cycles of rising and falling waters. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. Afternoon, We will drive to the Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap
Day 10: Travel from Siem Reap to Bangkok (B)
Relish the remaining moment in Siem Reap before your private driver escorts you to the airport to take the flight to Bangkok. When you arrive in Thailand, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation in the heart ofthecity. The rest of the time is free at leisure.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 11: Explore the Amazing Temples of Bangkok (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for today's sightseeing. We will take you through the hustle and bustle of Bangkok to visit Wat Traimit, a visually stunning temple in China Town. Here you will see one of the largest solid gold Buddha statue (5.5 tones of the precious metal). Continue to visit Wat Po, the home of the famous 45-meter reclining Buddha. This temple also used to be the original school of traditional Thai massage.
The afternoon is free at your leisure.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 12: Free As A Bird In Bangkok (B)
Free at your leisure to discover Bangkok at your own pace, the city which combines old and new and where everyone could find something interesting.
You could visit China Town and try the delicious street food there. The shopping lovers could spend the entire day at Siam Paragon. If you are visiting Bangkok during the weekend, don't miss don't of the largest outdoor market in the world Chatuchak. For sports lovers, we advise seeing the kickboxing fights, which is the signature sport for this country. For cultural immersion, you could see the puppet show or visit Warehouse 30 for modern art exhibitions.
And of course, wrap up your day with a traditional Thai massage.
Overnight in Bangkok.
Day 13: Bangkok - Flight To Luang Prabang (B)
Breakfast at Hotel. Free day at leisure.
There are no activities planned for today. Enjoy your free time until transfer to the airport for your next flight to Laos. Upon arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport, our driver will meet you and transfer you to your accommodation in the city centre. Have rest after the flight and explore the city at your own pace.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 14: Visit Local Villages and Khuangsi 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 and local tea among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouray, 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 15: Time to Say Goodbye - Luang Prabang Departure (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip to Indochina. Complete the hotel check-out formalities, after which you can visit the local markets to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later your private driver will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back home.