16 DAYS DISCOVER PACKAGE TOUR VIET NAM, CAMBODIA AND LAOS

On this 16 day tour you will follow the flow of the Mekong Delta through Laos, Vietnam, and into Cambodia. Half of your time will be spent across Vietnam and the other half split between the surrounding area of Luang Prabang, Laos and the area surrounding Siem Reap, Cambodia.

What's Included?

• Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast
• Meals at local restaurant as indicated
• English-speaking local guide in each destination
• Tour activity as mentioned
• Land transfers by air-con vehicle including airports pick up & drop off
• Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
• Cruise in Halong bay
• Boat trip in Mekong delta & Pak Ou cave
• A bottle of water for guided day tour.

Duration

16 days

Destination Covered

Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Hạ Long, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap

Best Suited

All
Day 1 : LUANG PRABANG – ARRIVAL – CITY TOUR
On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.

After a soft rest, your city tour begins with a visit to the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall. If time permits, we will take a short walk around the small streets of city center, watching the life of local people, and visiting the traditional house of Heuan Chan, the Chantal wooden house dating back to 100 years old. After that, you will visit Royal Palace Museum, which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. Late afternoon, we climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic sunset view of the city and the Mekong River.

The welcome dinner will be served at the local restaurant with traditional dance & folk song, the best chance to experience Lao culture

The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meal: Dinner

Day 2: CRUISING THE MIGHTY MEKONG TO PAK OU CAVES
Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14thcentury. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.

From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best way to experience the taste of local life

Breakfast at the hotel, we will first visit the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene. After that, we embark on the Nava Mekong cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching 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. The authentic Lao lunch will be served on the leisurely cruise back to Luang Prabang
On arrival back in the city, we visit Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas. From there we stroll around to visit Wat Aham, which was once the residence of Sangkharat, the supreme head of Lao Buddhism. Our last stop today is the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 3: KUANG SI WATERFALL
Begin today’s close-up look at daily Laotian life by heading out for a morning at a community-based living rice farm in the idyllic countryside outside Luang Prabang. Surrounded by mountains and rice paddies, you’ll have an opportunity to experience rural life as a Laotian farmer would, trying your hand at various farm activities – or observing them from a traditional Lao rice house balcony, set amidst rice terraces and an organic vegetable farm. You’ll have time to check out nearby workshops where local bamboo weavers, blacksmiths and sugar cane processors practice their crafts. Then take a tour of the organic garden to learn how natural herbs are used in traditional medicine.

Lunch will be served at the terrace overlooking the rice field

Later on, we drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals
We will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.
On the way back to the town, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour.

Overnight in Luang Prabang
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 4: LUANG PRABANG – FLY TO HANOI
You are free to stroll around the town before taking the flight to Hanoi.

Arriving at Noi Bai airport, we will greet you at airport with Welcome signboard and then you will be transfered to hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart.

Overnight in Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast

Day 5: HANOI – HALONG WORLD HERITAGE - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE
With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s “Bay of Descending Dragons” is a must-see destination for every traveller to Southeast Asia. Stay for 1 night in the bay aboard a Halong Bay cruise to experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.

Wake early to meet your driver at your hotel for transfer to the ports of Halong Bay. Relax on the 3.5 hour journey, ready for 2 days 1 night of exploring ahead. At the port, board your traditional junk boat and set sail through the emerald green waters of Halong Bay. Admire the endless islands and jungle-clad limestone karsts of this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site and sit down to a delicious lunch on the sundeck of the boat.

In the afternoon, head off of the boat to visit vast caves and white sand beaches, hidden among the towering rock formations, and take to the water for a swim or a kayak. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam

In the evening, there is plenty of time to relax on the junk's sundeck, before a sumptuous dinner with your fellow guests.

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 6: HALONG – HANOI
Take advantage of the cool morning breeze to start your day. Enjoy breakfast while you sail through the majestic peaks.

Then we will hike to visit cave or panoramic sea views

Back on your boat, enjoy lunch then head back to the marina. Spend your last few hours soaking up the scenery before the journey back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at late afternoon,

Overnight in Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 7: HANOI FREE AT LEISURE – NIGHT TRAIN TO DANANG
You are free at leisure to explore Hanoi by your own expense then we will transfer to Hanoi railway station for night train to Danang.

Overnight on train ( 4 berth shared cabin)
Meal: Breakfast

Day 8 : DANANG – HOIAN
Arrival in Danang railway station, we will pick up and transfer to Hoian for free at leisure

Overnight in Hoian

Day 9 : HOIAN – MY SON SANCTUARY
In the morning, our bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel ( in Hoi An ancient town area) depart for My Son Holy land. We will spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Acient buidings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide. My Son is the Holy Land surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.

12:00 -14:00 : Leaving My Son for Cau Lau boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river .You will visit a village to see the lifestlye of the local people here. You will have soft lunch on the boat before the boat stop at Kim Bong Carpentry Village – The traditional job of the villagers you will be visiting.

The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station and you will be walked back to your hotel.

Overnight in Hoian
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 10 : HOIAN – DANANG - FLY TO HO CHI MINH
You are free a leisure until be transferred to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Our driver will hold welcome signboard with your name on then transfer to hotel in Ho Chi Minh for check in.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Meal: Breakfast

Day 11: EXPLORE FULLDAY MEKONG DELTA
Over 60 million people depend on the Mekong Delta for their primary source of income or sustenance and it connect 6 different countries. We will pick you up from your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city then transfer to My Tho by 2,5 hour drive.

On arrival at My Tho, after visiting Vinh Trang pagoda, take a motor boat to enter My Tho city through Bao Dinh natural canal. Take a leisurely cruise on the Tien River to view the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.Visit the coconut candy mill and take a boat trip along the small canal on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals.

Enjoy lunch at the local restaurant, then visit the coconut candy mill and take an amazing rowing boat trip along the small canal on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals.

Meet at the bus and return to Ho Chi Minh City. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 12 : CU CHI TUNNEL TOUR
Pick up from your hotel to transfer to the Cu Chi tunnels. The trip to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours by bus. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions during times of war. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. You will also see and learn about the many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla fighters food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try their aim on the shooting range, firing the same model guns that were used in the war. Return to Saigon.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 13: HO CHI MINH – FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP
You are free at leisure until we will transfer to airport for international flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival Siem Reap airport, you will be transfered to your selected hotel. Relax at the hotel for freshen up and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at own leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast

Day 14 : FULLDAY ANGKOR TEMPLE – DINNER WITH APSARA SHOW
After breakfast, we begin to visit Angkor Wat the “7th Wonders’ of the World” and the world largest temple with excellent masterpiece of carvings, sculptures and perfect structure. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, we visit the impressive South Gate of Angkor Thom. Then, we visit Bayon, the second main temple of Cambodia after Angkor Wat. After that, we visit Baphoun which is an enormous Hindu mountain temple constructed in early 11th century. Next, we walk along the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. After that, we explore Ta Prom, another Buddhist temple covered by dense tropical forest where Tomb Raider Movie was filmed. Visit Banteay Kdei, a grand Buddhist temple built inlate 12th century. Sras Srong, 1000 year old man-made lake, We could either visit sunset Pre Rup Temple. Back to town, Buffet dinner with Khmer traditional show at local restaurant and overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner

Day 15 : KULEN MOUNTAIN – 1000 LINGAS
After breakfast at the hotel, excursion to Phnom Kulen or the "Lychee Mountain" now is declared as a National Park. It is an isolated mountain massif located in Svay Leu District approximately 48km from Siem Reap. Its highest point is 487 meters. The site includes a pagoda with a Reclining Buddha, it is known for its carvings representing fertility and its waters hold special significance to the people of Cambodia. Just a few inches under the surface of the water, over 1000 carvings of Lingas are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy, given the sacred carvings which also include a stone representation of the Hindu god Vishnu lying on his serpent Ananta, with his wife Lakshmi at his feet. A lotus flower protrudes from Vishnu’s navel bearing the god Brahma. The river then ends with a beautiful waterfall. Picnic lunch on the mountain. Back to town, enjoy duty free shopping international brand products at the T Gallery by DFS, you will be transfer to your hotel for relax and enjoy own program. Dinner on own account and overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast,Lunch

Day 16 : SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.
Meal: Breakfast
End of services!
Excluded
• Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos visa
• Domestic & International flight
• Night train Hanoi - Danang
• Compulsory dinner for New Year & Christmas
• Travel insurance
• Late checkout, early check-in
• Drinks, laundry, tips
• Other not stated above.

• Remark
Hotels and Cruises may be changed due to availability at booking time, it should be change to another similar hotel category
The local flight can be modified by Carriers without prior notice
Compulsory gala dinner at hotel or resort in 24 Dec and New Year’s Eve
Tour rate is subject to surcharge during public holidays in Vietnam: 1 Jan, lunar new year, 30 Apr, 1 May, 2 Sep and 24 Dec

• Child Policy
Children under 3: Free of charge
Children from 3 to 10-year-old (sharing bed with parent): 50% of adult rate
Children older than 10-year-old: 100% of adult rate

• Payment
Deposit 10% to make booking
Full payment 15 days before arrival

• Cancellation
Cancellation fee before 60 days: no charge, we refund all payment
Cancellation fee before 30 days: 10% of the tour price
Cancellation fee before 20 days: 20% of the tour price
Cancellation fee before 15 days: 30% of the tour price
Cancellation fee before 07 days: 40% of the tour price
Cancellation fee before 03 days: 75% of the tour price
Cancellation fee less than 03 days: 100% of the tour price

• Contact us to know detail
Name: Ms. Hai Ha
Email: evelyn@vilandtravel.com
Hotline: +84 982 474 996.
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