Indochina Holiday: 22 Days of Highlights

ID:IOT-0503 (Update Time: 2012-07-13)

Vietnam:Ho Chi Minh City, Can Tho, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay
Laos:Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Vang Vieng
Cambodia:Siem Reap


Got 3 weeks for an Indochina holiday? Want to experience the highlights of any Indochina tours? Come and join Indochina Odyssey Tours in this Indochina tour package. Covering Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Mekong Delta for a wholesome Vietnam tour, plus Luang Prabang, Vientiane and Vang Vieng for a Laos vacation and Siem Reap for a Cambodia getaway, this Indochina tour package makes it possible to touch 3 countries for your Indochina fantasy.

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History, Religion and Culture Tours / Relaxation&Romance Tours / Nature&Wildlife Tours / Leisure activities&Adventure Tours / Luxury Tours / Classic Tours

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Art,Culture / Nightlife / History / Religion / Local Life Experience / Minority / Local Show and Performance / Shopping / Cooking, Culinary, Gourmet / Sightseeing / Walking, Hiking, Trekking / Photography / Camping / Cycling / Climbing / Kayaking / Spa, Massage / Honeymoon / Cruise / Nature,Wildlife

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  • Day - 1
  • - Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City Upon your arrival at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport, Indochina Odyssey Tours will meet you with IOT (short for Indochina Odyssey Tours) welcome signboard and then drive you to your hotel. Check in and have some free time on your own. Ho Chi Minh City, living its old name as Saigon, presents some amorous feelings and countless magnificence in every thronging street and every street side vendor, making it the major gateway for all the Vietnam tour makers. Enjoy your first night for your Indochina holiday! Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Day - 2
  • - Ho Chi Minh City
Ho  Chi Minh City

Lit up much by the war-related yesterdays, Ho Chi Minh City holds many a historian sites. Today, you will be picked up by our English-speaking guide to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. This tunnel system was established and used by the Vietcong during the war of independence. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for Vietnam tours visitors. This gigantic underground network connects villages around, making it a wonderful destination for all kinds of Vietnam tours. Have lunch and we will be back to Ho Chi Minh City.
In the afternoon, explore the city at your own pace. Shopping is another hot keyword when people google Vietnam tours or words alike, why don't you get some great deals in this spectacular metropolis?
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Day - 3
  • - Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City

Today, your Vietnam holiday starts with a nice colonial center with broad promenades, squares, French colonial-era style buildings, temples and pagodas. Our stops are inclusive of Reunification Palace, Jade Emperor Pagoda, Notre Dame Cathedral and Thien Hau Pagoda. Living in its good old days with the name of Saigon, what this riverside metropolis reveals to all the Vietnam tours makers is the seamless blend of yesterdays and todays, as well as western and eastern cultures. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will be free in the city.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Day - 4
  • - Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho
Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho

Mekong Delta, how mighty your glory is! As a must-visit on the list of all Vietnam tours, Mekong Delta welcomes you with its charming smile. Today, we will go driving through the green rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon; arrive at Cai Be Floating Market. Get on a private boat to visit Cai Be floating market where sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from their boats. And then ride on the maze of shady canals to visit the An Binh Islands, enjoy the local tropical fruits and see how local people cultivate their orchards. Making their livings from ceramics, popcorn and rice paper, those river dwellers might share their smiles in your Vietnam vacation photo album. Have chance of roaming through the village and looking at the local handicraft shops. Have lunch with the local people.
In the afternoon, when we arrive in Can Tho, a pearl shinning over the Mekong Delta, you will be free to explore this lovely town.
Stay overnight at Can Tho.

  • Day - 5
  • - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Hue
Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Hue

Morning will be well spent cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat to Cai Rang - Phong Dien floating market. Enjoy the beautiful scenery and take part in the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals. Later, we will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Have lunch and then we will be back to Ho Chi Minh City.
In the afternoon, we will take a flight to Hue. Upon arrival, IOT will pick you up and drive you to the hotel for check-in.
Stay overnight in Hue.

  • Day - 6
  • - Hue

Have breakfast in your hotel and then we follow the cobbled paths through the grounds of the Imperial Citadel and tour the Forbidden Purple City. Following the design of the Forbidden City in China yet with distinctive inspiration, Hue proudly holds this site as its major attractions luring world-wide Vietnam tours fans. Later, you can get some great deals done at the local Dong Ba Market. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will sail the Perfume River by royal dragon boat to serene Thien Mu Pagoda and drive to visit the majestic Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang. Back to Hue before sunset.
Stay overnight in Hue.

  • Day - 7
  • - Hue - Danang - Hoi An
Hue - Danang - Hoi An

We drive our way to Hoi An in the morning, the view of the coast and Danang from the top of the Hai Van Pass makes your Vietnam holiday journey very interesting and you are in for an excellent photo shooting. We will also visit the famous Marble Mountain, which stands for the five essential elements that establish nature. Sure the folktale will be quite an amusement for your Vietnam tours! Have lunch en route.
We will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in upon arrival and have some free time on your own.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.

  • Day - 8
  • - Hoi An
Hoi An

How about becoming a great Vietnamese cook after one Vietnam holiday? The experience starts with a walk accompanied by the best chef in town of a local restaurant to the local market, where you get a chance to learn all about Vietnamese ingredients. Chop chop chop, sit back and enjoy your cooking, make it a lifetime memory from the Vietnam tours!
Be back to your hotel in the afternoon and enjoy your relaxing free time.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.

  • Day - 9
  • - Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi
Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi

My Son Holy Land, once a capital and religious center of Cham people, one the World Heritage of Vietnam. For a Vietnam tour into the heart of the ancient Vietnam, you might need My Son to guide you. This morning, we will drive away from Hoi An to this fairy land. Have lunch in a nearby restaurant and then we will be back to Hoi An.
After lunch, take a light excursion to go around tiny town of Hoi An and visit 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, 300-year-old Chinese temple, 200-year-old Vietnamese former merchants' house. Numbers don't mean anything, history thickness behind does. After the short tour, we will drive to Da Nang for the flight to Hanoi.
In Hanoi, you will encounter IOT's private guide with his/her warmest smile. Check in upon arrival. Free night walking in Hanoi.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.

  • Day - 10
  • - Hanoi

After breakfast, we will visit the Mausoleum of President Ho Chi Minh and his humble house on stilts. Continue the trip to the famous One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature (Vietnam's first University). Later we go shopping at Craftlink Center, a famous place for traditional handicraft. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will be free cycling in the 36 streets of the Old Quarter to vibrant Dong Xuan Market.  Make a stop at Ngoc Son Temple, and then attend the water puppet show, an absolute highlight for your Vietnam holiday.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.

  • Day - 11
  • - Hanoi - Halong Bay
Hanoi - Halong Bay

Wake up just to catch the early sun for another Vietnam holiday morning! Sip the coffee at breakfast buffet,then IOT's private van will drive you to Halong Bayone of the most popular sites for all Vietnam tours.
Itineraries differ in different cruise junks, nevertheless, you will likely see Bai Tu Long Bay, Coc Island, Cap De Island, Bo Cau Island, Vong Vieng fishing village,Trong Cave,Ho Dong Tien Cave, which are all the golden nuggets for your Vietnam holiday. In IOT's cruise junk list, you will certainly find a favorite one to enlighten your Vietnam holiday.
Stay overnight on the junk.

  • Day - 12
  • - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Luang Prabang
Halong Bay - Hanoi - Luang Prabang

The bay is like a dream for your Vietnam holiday, isn't it? This morning, you will have breakfast with the marvelous view. Later, a boat will take you back to the shore, from where IOT's private van will drive you back to Hanoi.
In the afternoon, we will catch a flight to Luang Prabang.Check in upon arrival and enjoy a relaxing night in this lovely town.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

  • Day - 13
  • - Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang

First thing for every Laos tours maker to do in the morning is to visit the morning Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter 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 Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. IOT's private van takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will be back to the town and have some free time on your own.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

  • Day - 14
  • - Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang

Your full day city tour begins with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum; we then 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 represents classical Laotian architecture. Today, we will also visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
This afternoon, we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, seeking for the hidden gems for your Laos tours. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we disembark the boat to visit traditional villages, and continue taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving. We will be driving back to Luang Prabang before sunset.
Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.

  • Day - 15
  • - Luang Prabang - Vientiane
Luang Prabang - Vientiane

Free at leisure until transferred to the airport for your flight to Vientiane.
Upon arrival, a half day city tour enables us to see the major temples of Vientiane including the oldest, Wat Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha statues,; and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, housing the famous Emerald Buddha Image, amazes its Indochina tours makers. We also visit Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa, getting an idea why it attracts so many people. And we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.

  • Day - 16
  • - Vientiane - Vang Vieng
Vientiane - Vang Vieng

Laos' beauty never ends, satisfying answer to all the Indochina vacation spenders. Today, we make our way by route No. 10 North to Vang Vieng, via Nam Ngum Lake, (90 km N), with hundreds of small islands. En route, we stop to visit Ban Bor, a village where natural salt is produced. Arrive in Nam Ngum Lake and we will enjoy our lunch at local restaurant overlooking panoramic view of the lake.
After lunch, we will have a half day tubing there. Then, we will depart to Vang vieng and catch the sunset over the mountains.
Stay overnight in Vang Vieng.

  • Day - 17
  • - Vang Vieng - Vientiane
Vang Vieng - Vientiane

As part of our half day Laos tour of Vang Vieng, we explore the famous caves of Tham Jang, which was once used by the local people as a hideout during the Lao-China war time, leaving the Laos holiday makers some unsolved mysteries. We will cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different lifestyles of the locals. Have lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, free at your own pace to explore the area. And then we will be back to Vientiane.
Stay overnight in Vientiane.

  • Day - 18
  • - Vientiane - Siem Reap
Vientiane - Siem Reap

Connecting to Laos, Cambodia shares something in common with Laos, that is, ancient charms and humble people. Travelling beyond the frontiers, our Indochina holiday reaches out to Siem Reap. Check in hotel upon arrival.
This afternoon, you will be free in Siem Reap.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

  • Day - 19
  • - Siem Reap
Siem Reap

After breakfast, we will visit the world famous Angkor Wat ruins, which is one of the major reasons so many Indochina travel fans go all the way to this laid-back country. Ta Prohm, one of the area's most beautiful temples. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool, Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan Temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls) and Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century. Have lunch in a nearby restaurant and then we will go back to Siem Reap.
In the afternoon, enjoy your free time in the twon.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

  • Day - 20
  • - Siem Reap
Siem Reap

One day in Angkor Wat is not enough for your Indochina tour fun, is it? Today, we will visit Angkor Thom South Gate, Bayon, Baphoun, Elephant Terrace, Basei Chamkrong, Leper King Terrace, Royal Enclosure, etc. have lunch in a nearby restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat, then contemplate the glorious sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hill. Drive back to Siem Reap.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

  • Day - 21
  • - Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City
Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, enjoy visiting the floating village of Chong Khneas. One of the most famous floating villages it has existed since the 12th century of Angkorian period. As well as continue to see the floating forest at Kampong Phhluk floating village. Have lunch in a local restaurant and then go back to Siem Reap.
Later in the afternoon, we will fly to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.Check in upon arrival.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Day - 22
  • - Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City Today we will say goodbye to you at the airport. Bon voyage home and welcome back for your furture Indochina tours!
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