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27-Day Indochina Odyssey Tour

Tour route: Thailand: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai - Phuket, Cambodia: Siem Reap, Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh - Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay, Laos: Luang Prabang

  • Tour code: IOT-0318
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Price inclusions: All transportation mentioned in itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: private tour with flexible travel date
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Day 1: International Arrival, Bangkok

Welcome to Southeast Asia! Upon arrival in Bangkok - the capital of Thailand, you’ll be met and escorted to your hotel for check-in. Rest of the day at leisure to recover from the jet lag. 

Overnight: Bangkok

Day 2: Bangkok Sightseeing

Start the day with a morning visit to the famous Grand Palace, the spiritual and religious heart of the city, and the Wat Phra Kaew home to the legendary Emerald Buddha.
After lunch take a boat trip on the Chao Phraya River with an up-close view of the temples and historic sites along the river. Later head to the Chinatown to explore the bustling markets, try tantalizing Thai food, and visit the Wat Traimit with the world’s largest golden seated Buddha statue.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 3: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Bangkok

After breakfast then transfer to Ayutthaya, once the capital of Thailand. Visit the beautiful Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and the magnificent ancient royal monastery of Wat Yai Chaimongkhol for a glimpse of the old time. Later take a pleasant boat trip on the Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok (a buffet lunch included) to see rural scenery and life of Thailand. After going back to Bangkok, enjoy the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 4: Bangkok-Siem Reap

After breakfast, drive to the airport for a morning flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, be met and escorted to check in the hotel. This afternoon, head to the Tonle Sap Lake to board a rowing boat to reach the Kompong Phluk, discover how Cambodians built a life around the Eco system of the lake with fish and crocodile farming, floating markets, schools and restaurants, even floating hospitals.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Angkor Thom Sightseeing

In the morning, drive to South Gate of Angkor Thom, visit Bayon Temple and Elephants Terrace. Have lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon visit Angkor Wat Temple, the heritage of the world, then continue to climb up to Bakheng Hill (Bakheng Temple), at this time enjoy sunset view of the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle. In the evening, enjoy the Apsara Dinner Show (Optional) if you want.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Angkor Wat & Temples

Take a early morning trip to enjoy stunning sunrise of Angkor Wat if you like. Today’s tour will take you to visit some local villages on the way to Banteay Srei Temples, continue on to the Ta Prohm Temple and Ta Keo Temple in the afternoon. 

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Siem Reap-Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, be met and escorted to visit Ben Thanh Market before heading for your hotel for check-in and have a short break at noon. After lunch, enjoy a city tour to visit the War Remnants and Reunification Palace, and then the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office and Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat).

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels Day Tour

In the morning, you will drive to visit the Cao Dai Temple, a colorful place to experience the followers’ mid-day service. After lunch, continue to drive to Cu Chi Tunnels, the underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the Vietnam War. After the tour, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and take a relax.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City-My Tho-Can Tho

Check out after breakfast, and head for Mekong Delta to take a boat trip on Tien River and visit My Tho Fish Market and four islands. Later, ride a cart through a beautiful village to the Mr. Muoi Hai’s House to enjoy honey tea. After a sampan cruise along the canals of Mekong River we return to My Tho pier and drive to Can Tho. Check in to hotel and enjoy some leisure time on your own.

Overnight: Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Can Tho-Ho Chi Minh City-Hue

Today starts with a boat cruise along the endless waterway of mighty Mekong River. Visit the Cai Rang Floating Market where hundreds of boats are loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostling for trade, and the Bun Tau Noodle Factory. Afternoon go back to Ho Chi Minh airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival, be met and escorted to your hotel to enjoy your leisure time. 

Overnight: Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Hue City Tour

After breakfast, you will first visit the Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang. Then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda. Transfer to visit Imperial Citadel with cobbled paths and tour the Forbidden Purple City. Later on, absorb the energy, sounds and odors of the bustling Dong Ba Market. 

Overnight: Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12: Hue-Danang-Hoi An

Morning head for Hoi An, en route stop by the Hai Van Pass for a stunning view of the coast and Da Nang City from the top. Upon arrival in Da Nang, visit shimmering Non Nuoc Beach, the Cham Museum housing the world's largest collection of Cham sculptures, and last, the famous Marble Mountain composed of five hills. Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13: Hoi An Ancient Town

After breakfast, we go around the tiny town of Hoi An to visit the Japanese Bridge, the famous Chinese Temple, and Vietnamese former merchants house. Afternoon is a boat ride on the Hoai River to Thanh Ha Pottery village to see the local traditional way of making potteries. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 14: Hoi An-Hanoi, Street Food Tour

Free time to go around Hoi An ancient town before drive to Danang airport for onward flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you and escort you to hotel check-in. After a short rest, you will take an eye-opening street food tour (4pm-8pm) to enjoy a ton of amazing food and explore more of the culture. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 15: Hanoi Sightseeing

This morning spends some leisure time on Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later, visit Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam. After lunch, proceed to Hanoi Hilton (also called Hoa Lo Prison), followed by the Museum of Ethnology. In the evening, enjoy an interesting Water Puppet Show.

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16: Hanoi-Halong Bay

Today you will enjoy a rich Halong Bay cruise. After a 3-hour scenic drive to Halong Bay, check into your private cabin and start a relaxing cruise. Besides the stunning scenery, you will also visit the Surprise Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong bay and enjoy optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving. Relax and spend a romantic night on the boat.

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 17: Halong Bay-Hanoi-Luang Prabang

Today continues to enjoy your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise before noon. After disembark the ship, you will drive back to Hanoi airport (around 4 hours driving) for a flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, be met and escorted to your hotel for check-in and leisure in the evening. 

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Brunch

Day 18: Luang Prabang Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Cave, stop at the Ban Xanghai Village and Ban Xangkhong Village en route. Then it comes the time to climb up the Mount Phousi to enjoy the sunset and the panoramic view of the city. Walk along the Phousi Night Market this evening as you like.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 19: Morning Alms-giving Ritual

If you like, we will observe the morning alms-giving ritual and get a better understanding of local people's piety towards their religion. After that visit Royal Palace Museum, Wat Siphouthabath, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Visoun, Wat Aham and Wat Mai. After lunch at local restaurant, we drive to the famous Khouang Si Waterfall for a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or a walk along the forest trails. 

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 20: Luang Prabang-Chiang Mai

After breakfast, take flight to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, check in to hotel and take a short rest. Later in the afternoon, you will enjoy a city tour to visit Wat Chedi Luang, Wat Phra Singh. In the evening, if you want, enjoy an optional night show: Traditional Khantoke Dinner Show to taste the authentic flavor and culture of Northern Thailand. 

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 21: Chiang Mai, Baan Chang Elephant Park

After breakfast at hotel, today we join-in Baan Chang Elephant Park.Your visit starts a Full day Baan Chang Elephant Park (Join-in Group) Tour. You will hear the personal stories of rescued and orphaned elephants. See how they became a proud herd and free from abuse for the first time in their lives. Many find their visit to this park rewarding and very relaxing. Observe free roaming elephants, and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings of our sanctuary. Your visit helps support our regional projects and offers an invaluable opportunity of helping elephant conservation.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 22: Chiang Mai Cooking Class

Today first attend a half-day Thai Cooking Class instructed by an experienced chef. Take part in every step from selecting ingredients on the local market to preparing the materials. Afternoon, you will drive to Wat Phrathat Doi Suthep with a stopover to visit Wat Umong. Continue to visit Meow Hill tribe village before transfer back to your hotel for rest. 

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 23: Chiang Mai-Phuket

This morning enjoy some leisure time before taking flight to Phuket. Upon arrival, you'll be met and escorted to the hotel.

Overnight: Phuket
Meal: Breakfast

Day 24: Phuket, Free Day

You will have two free days next. Get into all that this nice place has to offer, from vast beach to crystal-like seawater to exotic foods. Have a good time!

Overnight: Phuket
Meal: Breakfast

Day 25: Phuket, Free Day

Breakfast at the hotel, enjoy a full free day to relax & unwind at the island.

Overnight: Phuket
Meal: breakfast

Day 26: Phuket - Bangkok

Enjoy your leisure time before flying back to Bangkok. Upon your arrival in Bangkok, our guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel in Bangkok. The rest of the day is on your own to go around.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meal: Breakfast

Day 27: Bangkok, Departure

Enjoy time of leisure in Bangkok before drive to the airport for your onward flight.

Meal: Breakfast

Recommended Accommodation for Your Journey

It is no doubt your journey enjoyment will be increased by a good choice of accommodation. Our well-established network with key hotel chains around Indochina area will bring you more benefits of competitive rates and guaranteed hotel quality with availability.

We pick hotels for you based on:

Location: most of properties we selected are either located in downtown area with main city attractions or close by main transportations. These conveniences will certainly improve your holiday experience.

Facility & Service Quality: all hotels are inspected strictly and regularly, must be with great performance on accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedbacks from our pervious clients as well.

Variety in Choice: many styles and grades of hotels are available for different budgets, tastes and culture backgrounds.

 

Hotel Standards

3-Star Class It will meet the basic requirements for a comfortable stay, good size and clean guest rooms with AC, TV, hot water, shower and private bathrooms. On-site restaurants with breakfast included and lunch or dinner at your own pick up. A small fitness center or spa can be expected.

4-Star Class Across Indochina, a wide range of comfortable boutique hotels are available with shopping, dining and entertainment facilities nearby. Featuring quality service, fully furnished rooms, restaurants, fitness center with spa (and swimming pool in most cases), the hotels are expected to offer an above-average accommodation experience.

5-Star Class Top-notch services and an extensive range of facilities for an excellent accommodation experience. Multiple restaurants on site and a wide range of choice for buffet breakfast, good size of swimming pool, fitness center and concierge service round out the experience.

Meals

Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during tour: Breakfast and Lunch. You will have the freedom to make your own dinner choice.

Breakfast

It is normally served at the hotel where you stay. Depending on the hotel, the breakfast would be in western style, local style, or a combination.

Lunch

Lunches are usually set menu at handpicked local restaurant with comfortable dining environment where you can rest assure to taste the local flavor. All restaurants arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours selected carefully and evaluated constantly based on customer feedback and our on-site inspection.

Dinner

Dinners will not be included in your meal plan unless you have that requirement. Enjoying the local food could be one of your best experiences in “tasty” Indochina area. This is why we provide you this flexibility of food choice. Your private guide will always give you good suggestions based on your preferences.

If you have certain food allergies or special requirements such as vegetarian food, let us know. We will do our best to accommodate your needs.

Private Guide & Transfer

You will have a private tour guide, private driver, and an air-conditioned vehicle escorting you at every destination you travel across Southeast Asia. This will provide you with maximized personal care, security, and flexibility

All tour guides of Indochina Odyssey Tours are qualified professionals and registered English Speaking Tourist Guides who are reassessed annually. All of our tour vehicles are clean and in excellent condition, manned with licensed & experienced drivers.

Private Tour Guide

You will always be greeted punctually on arrival at each destination airport. At every departure, you’ll be escorted & assisted until you have checked in and passed through the security checkpoint.

All of our tour guides in every destination are locals. Knowing the area well, they are good at guiding you around and telling background stories of the tour sites, as well as showing you the secret spots for best photos.

If any change of itinerary is needed for unexpected reasons, your private tour guides will be more than accommodating in suggesting alternatives to ensure that you always have a wonderful experience.

Private Vehicle & Licensed Driver

With our comfortable and safe private transportation, your tour will be more relaxing and less tiresome, keeping you in the best spirits to make the most out of your journey across Southeast Asia.

Your vehicle in each destination is air conditioned, insured, clean, and regularly maintained. Your private driver is licensed and always put your safety first.

Reviews on: Indochina Odyssey Tour

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Clients: Jeff Burrows

Travel Consultant:
Tina Yi
My wife and I recently returned from a 10 day tour of Vietnam, starting at Hanoi with our guide Mr Hai, moving to central Vietnam and staying in Hoi An with our resort guide Ms Nguyen Thi Hong Thuy, and finally travelling south to Ho Chi Minh City meeting our tour guide there, Mr Truc. I must say that this is the first time we have used Odyssey Tours. What a wonderful experience, with all the accommodation, tours and travel sorted for us, by the efficient friendly and very knowledgeable local guides. We were completely at ease with all the arrangements sorted for us, being amusingly guided by the local representatives, leaving us to absorb the atmosphere and pleasures of our Vietnam tour. Definitely highly recommended, and if and when we return it would be good to catch up with the same local guides. Thanks You all.. Jeff & Val
Rating: January 16th, 2017

Clients: Luke M

Travel Consultant:
Christal Yao
Indochina Odyssey Tours did another great job here. They provided us with our guide, Dieu Tran, She is a cute and charming young woman. Always energetic, she is highly organized and we loved her binder. She has everything in plastic sheets and draws a lot on them with a dry erase marker. She has a very funny sense of humor, she is a practical joker, which we loved. She likes to poke fun at herself and her guests. She educated us and felt like she was part of the group too. We really liked her a lot. She doesn't take herself seriously but she takes her job VERY seriously. We were here a short time, saw the Cu Chi Tunnels, The Mekong Delta and some sites around HCMC. We are definitely coming back here soon. The food is to die for, the people are friendly, the history is rich, the city is electric, just be careful crossing the street. Never take a step back, always move forward, do not blink and keep eye contact.
Rating: December 13th, 2016

Clients: Luke M

Travel Consultant:
Christal Yao
Our tour guide Joe, was amazing. He had great knowledge of Siem Reap, gives great recommendations. And it was obvious he loved his job. He is an excellent teacher, and obviously knows his stuff. His English is excellent and has a great warm welcoming smile. You felt comfortable and safe in his presence. He is also a good businessman. Siem Reap, is a quaint town, yet they call it a city. It is very safe, they rely on tourism and do not mess with tourists. The residents are friendly and accommodating. The food is excellent, lots of curries and jasmine rice. Everywhere seems to smell of lemon grass, jasmine or something else pleasant. Every time you get back into the IOT car, the driver provides you with a cold, wet, menthol, eucalyptus, and jasmine scented washcloth. It is refreshing.
Rating: December 13th, 2016

Clients: Polly L

From: Canada

Travel Consultant:
Thomas Tang
Odyssey Tours arranged a private tour for my husband and I to visit Indochina with two days added to Kuala Lumpur at the end. The tour was customized to fit our interests and was very organized, Thomas Tang, our travel consultant, was very responsive. We were able to change some activities during the trip by sending email to Thomas. The accommodations were well chosen, clean, good showers, fine breakfasts and convenient locations. Private tour is the way to go for us. Thomas will be arranging our future tours to the Philippines and Bhutan
Rating: December 12th, 2016

Clients: haugan2016

Travel Consultant:
Eason Wong
What a wonderful trip to Hanoi and Halong Bay! A huge thanks to our most knowledgeable, intelligent and kind guide, Mr Quang, who ferried us around from site to site whilst providing us with a deep insight into the local history and culture of Northern Vietnam in really perfect English. Thank you Mr Quang.
Rating: December 12th, 2016
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