Day 1: Luang Prabang - Arrival (D)
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 2: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave - Kuangsi Water Fall (B/L)
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. 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.
In the afternoon, 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. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang: Alms-giving - Hanoi (B/D)
This morning you may want to wake up 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.
Free time for relax for relax until time for transferring to airport for flight to Hanoi. Once again our guide will meet you and transfer you to Hanoi city. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant & overnight in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
In the morning, you will visit Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple, One Pillar Pagoda & Hochiminh’s Mausoleum, His House on Stilt. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, more discover Hanoi with the visit to Van Mieu Temple & Quoc Tu Giam & enjoy one hour cyclo ride around Old Quarter. Relax at a local Coffee shop or “Bia hoi” corner for deeply explore local life before Water Puppet show at Thang Long theater. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Today we leave Hanoi to Halong Bay, "Dragon Descending to the Sea". Upon arrival, we will embark to a junk /boat for a cruise around Ha Long Bay. While the junk cruising caves, grottoes, floating villages and beaches on Ha Long bay, having fresh seafood lunch on boat. Stop for a while for an excursing to Surprise Caves, (Grotto of Surprises) and Swimming, Kayaking (kayak cost is not include in this package) if weather permitted. Have dinner on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (if weather permitted). Overnight on board.
Day 6: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
In the morning, cruising more in the Halong bay before return to the Halong pier. Have lunch on boat and arrive at Ha Long wharf about 12.00 noon.
Car pick up and drive you toward Hanoi, stop on the way for 2 hours visit a special place in Bac Ninh, the cradle of Vietnamese folklore music in Red River Delta. We take a horse-drawn cart through country lanes to visit Dinh Bang Communal house & Do Temple which worship place of 8 (eight) kings of Ly Dynasty. After that you will be invited to enjoy Quan Ho folk songs (duo of love songs) performed by local artists and singers. Drive back to Hanoi for overnight.
Day 7: Hanoi - Hue (B/D)
Free time in the morning before transfer to the airport of Hanoi for noon flight to Hue. Transfer to a local restaurant in the city for lunch before check in. In the afternoon we pay a visit to the Imperial Citadel, constituted from the Real Fortress and the Forbidden City, and the market of Dong Ba. Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue - Hoi An (B/L)
In morning we embark on a dragon boat sail along the Huong River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, and the tomb of Khai Dinh Kinh. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon transfer to Hoi An through the famous of Hai Van Pass. Passing Danang, the car will stop for the visit to Cham Museum where display an open air collection of Cham sculpture. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City B/L)
Discovery Hoian truly life by walking tour around this enchanting port town. Follow the narrow lanes lined with centuries-old houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures and visit its numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, the local fish market… Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like.
The next tour is coming to the home of a craftsman in the old streets. Here you will have a brief introduction to the history, shape, and colour of the lanterns as well as the many stages of making them. After that you can make your own lantern, decorate, pack and keep it as a souvenir during the time in Hoian. Have lunch at the local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we transfer to Danang Airport for late flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/)
In the morning drive to Cu Chi, one incredible city basement constituted from one series of tightened tunnel, used from the Vietcong during the war with the Americans. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon pause to the colonial buildings of Saigon like the Independent Palace, Post Office and the Cathedral of Notre Dame, Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Can Tho (B/L/)
Our car will pick up at your hotel in early morning. Upon arrival at Cai Be, embark a private boat to cruise around Cai Be Floating Market to see local people being selling, buying, exchanging goods from their boats. Visit local garden and house to see orchard, rice crisped producing process... After lunch taking a cruise along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 3 pm, the boat will arrive at Vinh Long, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. Then transfer to Can Tho City for overnight.
Day 12: Can Tho - Cai Rang - Chau Doc (B/L/)
Cruising along the small and picturesque tributaries by boat, we will see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals and you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Then continue going to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen. Check in on arrival. Visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the breath-taking view on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border with flat rice fields and nice canals, visit caved pagoda. Over night in Chau Doc.
Day 13: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B/L/)
After breakfast, get on speed boat to Phnom Penh, going back one of the arms of the Mekong. Arrival and lunch. In the afternoon, visits of the city, in particular of the National Museum, rich art of Khmer, of the Silver Pagoda, inserted in the fencing of the Royal Palace, Preahkeo Morokot & Central Market. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 14: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/L/)
We today take flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap port or airport, you are met and transfer for Angkor complex exploration.
Banteay Srei: 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: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers
Prasat Kravan - with its unique brick sculptures
Srah Srang - The Royal Baths" was once used for ritual bathing
Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls).
Evening is your free time for walking at busy pub street, dinner in one of many typical local food restaurants, pop up a bar for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.
Day 15: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex (B/L/D)
We start on our bike and cycle (45 minutes for cycling) or drive to world heritage areas on the roads less traveled. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.
The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century)
See the South Gate, Bayon Temple- unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara
The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas
The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill.
Enjoy 1 hour foot massage before transfer to your hotel.
Day 16: Siem Reap - Departure (B/)
Early morning we start witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area. About 6:45 am we walk to nearby Pagoda and offering food to monks. After monks finished breakfast we start enjoy our breakfast on the ground floor of pagoda, jasmine tea will be served in the peaceful of pagoda.
Then transfer to visit Tonle Sap Great Lake for cruising, visiting fisherman’s life, floating fishing village dot the semi-submerged forest that lines the flood plant rim of the lake, back to visit Chantier Ecole-Artisan d’Angkor, the place are in the Ministry of Education was constructed in 1992 and this place renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome training center and workshops. Then visit old market for shopping until transfer to the airport for flight off.