SIEM REAP – LUANG PRABANG – HANOI – HA LONG – HA LONG
Duration: 09 days
Departure: Siem Reap
Day 01: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (CAMBODIA) (L/D)
Arrive Siem Reap. Meet and transfer to hotel. Lunch will serve at local restaurant. Afternoon visit of the Angkor Museum, presenting one of the most immense and prestigious collection of Buddha statues and relics ever assembled just in one gallery. In the evening enjoy walking to the top of the hill “Phnom Bakheng” to view the sunset over the Angkor Wat. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 02:TEMPLE TOUR (B/L/D)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Visit the Southern Gate of Angkor Thom, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara. Also you will see Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terraces and the Terrace of the Leper King. Visit the Ta Prohm temple embraced by roots of enormous fig trees. Afternoon visit the Prasat and Preah Khan, then proceed to Angkor Wat, a World Heritage Site. Dinner at a local restaurant while watching the traditional Apsara Performance. Spend the night here.
Day 03: SIEM REAP/LUANG PRABANG (LAOS) (B/L/D) (NOT included air fare)
Buffet breakfast. Free time until departure to airport for flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival at Luang Prabang International Airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel. After you have had time to rest and freshen up we will head off to see some of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. Cycling on we are seeing the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham.
From there we will climb to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River.
Decenting the mountain your will find yourself in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang Night Market, where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts locally made by both ethnic Lao and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Your evening is free to explore the city or relax at the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 04: LUANG PRABANG/PAK OU CAVE (B/L/D)
This morning we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years.
Returning to Luang Prabang we disembark our boat and have the option of taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving or returning to the hotel for free time to relax.
Your evening is free to explore on foot or by bicycle, treat yourself to a spa treatment or massage or just enjoy a few drinks by the riverside. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Pak Ou Cave
Day 05: LUANG PRABANG/HANOI (B/L/D) (NOT included air fare)
Depending on your flight time this morning we will visit to the Arts & Ethnology Centre and take a stroll through the Morning Market before transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi. Meet on arrival Hanoi. Lunch at the local restaurant. Visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, enjoy the beauty of Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son Temple, wander around the Old Quarter. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 06: HANOI/ HALONG (B/L/D)
Buffet breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Halong Bay- a World Heritage site with the 3,000 beautiful limestone islands. Take the fantastic cruise in Halong Bay by Cruise, the Bai Tu Long area has the wild beauty with the panoramic natural views, making it unforgettable to tourists. Visiting the VungVieng village – the famous pearl-growing village and the fishing tanks of the local people. In the evening, gala elegant set dinner served onboard. You can enjoy the charm of Bai Tu Long Bay at night. Overnight in cruise.
Ha Long Bay
Day 07: HALONG/ HANOI/ SAIGON (B/L/D) (NOT included domestic air fare)
Trying the taichi session on the sundeck. Enjoying the breakfast with cookies and tea, coffee at the restaurant of the cruise. Explore the area of Hon Co Island and Co Cave (Grass Cave, also known as Thien Canh Son). Disembarkation where your driver waits to take you directly to Noi Bai Airport, you will take the fight to Saigon. Arrive Saigon. Meet and transfer to hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant. Enjoy the Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Saigon.
Water Puppet Show
Day 08: CU CHI TUNNEL – MY THO (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit Cuchi Tunnel- located 65 km in the northwest of Saigon. This network of tunnels became famous around the world during the Vietnam War. Afternoon visit the My Tho Tour – 70 km in the South of Saigon and have a boat cruise on the Mekong River. Meet local people and see their daily activities. Enjoy the tropical fruit and music show by the local band. Taste honey tea and coconut milk. See how people make coconut sweets. Overnight in Saigon.
My Tho tour
Day 09: SAIGON DEPARTURE (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the War Museum, City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, the impressive Central Post Office, shopping at Sai gon Square, Ben Thanh Market.
Transfer to airport for your flight back home
Notre Dame Cathedral