Tour route: Thailand: Bangkok - Ayutthaya - Chiang Mai - Chiang Rai - Phuket, Laos: Pakbeng - Luang Prabang - Vang Vieng - Vientiane , Vietnam: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Sapa - Hue - Danang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Can Tho, Cambodia: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Welcome to colorful Southeast Asia! Upon arriving in Bangkok, be welcomed by your tour guide from Indochina Odyssey Tours at the airport, transfer to hotel and check in. Rest of the day at leisure to better recover from the jet lag.
Though with a 21st-century facade, Bangkok retains its old-school religious pride of holding so many temples and shrines. Today get introduced to some of the most important temples here: the Grand Palace, Wat Phra Kaew and Wat Traimit. Later is a boat trip along the Chao Phraya River with an up-close view of the temples and historic sites along the river, then a flavorful visit to the vivid China Town.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Breakfast at hotel then transfer to Ayutthaya, an ancient city as former Thai capital for 400 years with past glory and beauty retains traceable. Visit Bang Pa-In Summer Palace and Wat Yai Chai Mongkol before a comfortable boat cruising down the Chao Phraya River to Bangkok and discovering a rural Thailand along the river. Late afternoon return to Bangkok and relax.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
After breakfast then fly to Chiang Mai. Upon arrival, check in and a short rest at noon. In the afternoon, climb up to the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, the temple itself and the splendid panoramic view of Chiang Mai are quite worth the climbing. Evening, feast on the authentic flavor and culture of Northern Thailand while enjoying a Khantoke Dinner & Cultural Show.Overnight: Chiang Mai
Enjoy a full day visit to Elephant Nature Park (Join-in Group Tour) today. It’s a natural home and sanctuary for elephants, buffalos, dogs, cats, birds and many other rescued animals. Observe free roaming elephants, and other rescued animals enjoying the natural surroundings.
Today, first join a cooking class instructed by an experienced chef; by taking part in every step from selecting ingredients on the local market to preparing the materials, you can easily figure out the secret behind the delicious Thai food. Enjoy your lunch made by yourself, later is a Tiger Kingdom tour, a perfect place to get up close with fully grown tigers and cute tiger babies.Overnight: Chiang Mai
Today take a scenic ride through paddy fields and mountains to Chinag Rai. Visit the Wat Phra Singh, a fine example of Lanna style architecture in Chiang Rai. Then drive to visit the Mae Sai Border between Thailand and Myanmar, followed by a stop at the Golden Triangle in Chiang Sean, where the three borders of Myanmar-Laos-Thailand are met. Later check in to your hotel in Chiang Rai.Overnight: Chiang Rai
Early in the morning, our Thailand tour guide will escort you to the pier of Houi Xay for Luang Say Cruise down the Mekong River to Pakbeng. One stop will be made to observe a rural life along the Mekong River at a Kamu village. Buffet lunch on board. Arrive at Pakbeng before sunset and enjoy your dinner while overlooking the Mekong River.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
If you can get up earlier, today we will observe the Alms-Giving procession in the early morning and then visit the Morning Market or Phousi Market where people from the surrounding villages have exotic goods on sale, such as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens and hill-tribe weavings. After that visit the Royal Palace Museum, then the stunning Wat Xieng Thong which represents classical Laotian architectural style. Afternoon, appreciate the impressive stupas of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, two of the major seats of Buddhism in town. Enjoy a peaceful sunset on Mt. Phousi. If you want, also visit the night market and explore the authentic local life.
Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch
Today you will drive to Khouang Si Waterfall where you can enjoy a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or a walk along the forest trails. On the way, stop by the Lao ethnic minority groups in Ban Na Ouan Village and Hmong Village, where hill tribe maintain their original life style.Overnight：Luang Prabang
Today we drive along one of the most scenic maintain road and head toward Vang Vieng. Lunch at local restaurant on the way with stunning mountain view. Upon arrival in Vang Vieng, you’ll embark on a boat for a well-paced trip along the Nam Song River, which famous for its breathtaking mountain landscape.Overnight: Vang Vieng
After breakfast, visit the Tham Jang Cave, one of the most popular caves in town and was used as a bunker in defense against invaders. Then walk to the Tai Deang Village and Souay Village where the hill tribe people are unfailingly friendly with waving hands and smiling faces. Rest of the day is free for your own exploration n and relaxation.Overnight: Vang Vieng
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the capital city of Vientiane. Along the way you will visit Vang Xang, a famous archeological site dating back to 11th century also known as "pond of elephants". Hotel check-in upon arrival, and free at leisure for the rest of the day on your own.Overnight: Vientiane
Today, a city tour leads us to the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, housing the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Followed is the Lao national icon, That Luang Stupa and Buddha Park; also stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, Vientiane's own Arc de Triumph. Rest of the day is free.Overnight: Vientiane
After breakfast at hotel, you will have some free time until get escorted the airport for afternoon flight to Hanoi. On arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, you will be escorted to your hotel for check-in and free at leisure in the evening.Overnight: Hanoi
Today starts with Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday & Friday), Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Afternoon is impressive Ethnologic Museum, dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic groups. Later a rickshaw tour will take you along narrow streets of the diverse Old Quarter. Last stop is Hoan Kiem Lake, where the famous Water Puppet Show will have perfect performance for you.Overnight: Hanoi
Morning check out. After a 3-hour scenic ride get to Halong Bay, check in to your private cabin then start a fantastic cruise around the beautiful Ha Long Bay. Besides enthralling scenery, the cruise also brings you to several local fishing villages where you can have a closer peek at local life. If weather allows, enjoy a variety of optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving etc. before having dinner on board. Evening have fun with night fishing or just lay back to relax under the starry sky.Overnight: Onboard
Today get up earlier to learn ancient art of Tai Chi on the sundeck. Then your junk will arrive in the Surprise Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long bay. Later enjoy a big brunch before check out at late morning. Then drive back to Hanoi.Overnight: Hanoi
After breakfast, you will drive to Sapa from Hanoi with a 5 hours drive, stop for a break or take photos en route. After check in hotel and take a rest at Sapa, we will visit the Silver Waterfall - the most beautiful waterfall in Sapa then enjoy the great view and feeling at the "Heaven Gate" of Sapa - the highest point of Hoang Lien Son mountain range where you can see majestic Lai Chau Valley and imposing Fanxipan mount.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Today you will take a morning walking tour to a busy market where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Afterwards, you will do a trekking tour (about 3 hours hike) to Lao Chai and Ta Van Village of the Black H'mong and the Day people, you will enjoy the fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Drive back to Sapa for overnight.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
This morning, you will visit Ma Tra Village first and then trek through the rice terraces to Ta Phin Village of the Red Dao minority (about 3 hours trekking). After lunch in the village, drive back to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Today you will be escorted to the airport for flight to the imperial city of Hue. Upon arrival, check-in and relax the rest of the day.
After breakfast, first visit the majestic Ming Mang Tomb erected in 1840. Then sail the Perfume River to the serene Thien Mu Pagoda, the tallest of its kind in Vietnam. Later visit the Imperial Citadel and tour the Forbidden Purple City, a walled fortress and palace in the former capital. Later on, absorb the energy, sounds and odors of the bustling Dong Ba Market.Overnight: Hue
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 the Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum, which has a fascinating collection of rare works of art, and last, the famous Marble Mountain. After in Hoi An in late afternoon, relax the rest of the day.Overnight: Hoi An
Afternoon go around the tiny town of Hoi An and visit the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, renowned Chinese Temple and former Vietnamese merchants' houses. Our guide will tell you all the stories behind these historical relics.Overnight: Hoi An
Today head back to Da Nang for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, be escorted the hotel for check-in. Then we’ll tour the former Presidential Palace (Reunification Palace). From there, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance making for a perfect free stroll. Today’s last stop is Binh Tay Market, where is a perfect place to get close to local life and souvenir shopping.Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Early morning, head to the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Then the tour with the ornate temple of Cao Dai will be another highlight where you will attend the fantastic mid-day service together with the followers. After a simple lunch, drive back to the hotel and relax with Saigon sunshine.Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Morning depart for My Tho to embark on a boat navigating around the small canals in the Mekong Delta region, get closer to daily activities of local people at My Tho Fish Market and the four islands. Continue to Ben Tre and observe the original craftsmanship to produce coconut candy and rice paper there. Later ride a horse cart toward Mr. Muoi Hai’s house, famous for the authentic honey tea and traditional music “Tai Tu” - the lovely and romantic melody. After an interesting sampan cruise, return to pier in the afternoon and transfer to Can Tho. Relax at hotel upon arrival.Overnight: Can Tho
Today take a boat cruise on sparkling streams along the endless waterway of mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang Floating Market where gathers together hundreds of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, take your flight ongoing to Siem Reap, transfer to hotel, check in and relax.Overnight: Siem Reap
Breakfast then head for the “Great City” of Angkor Thom, home to the famous Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace and other exquisite relics. Afternoon proceed to the Angkor Wat, this UNESCO World Heritage Site from 12th century remains the world’s largest religious monument. Later take a short yet exciting elephant-ride towards Phnom Bakheng Temple, which is the best place to view an Angkor Wat in the sunset.Overnight: Siem Reap
If you want, today take an early morning trip to Angkor Wat for its stunning sunrise and a close communication with the monks & nuns at nearby pagoda; breakfast at hotel or takeout breakfast all available, then visit the Banteay Srei Temple, en route stop by some local villages to discover the joy of village life from villagers themselves. After lunch, savor the exquisite architecture and trace Khmer myths and legends at Ta Prohm Temple and Takeo Temple. You’ll also have time for a leisure walk at the end of sightseeing.
Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Morning visit a Khmer village and enjoy view of the rice field and a lots of palm trees with great fresh air. Then board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia. Explore the Artisans D'Angkor and Old Market before you are transferred to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, check in and enjoy some free time.
Overnight: Phnom Penh
Today starts with the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town. Then a visit to Silver Pagoda, so named because of its floor made up of 5000 silver tiles, National Museum and Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh’s namesake, where boast a gorges city view over the tree-lined avenues.
Afternoon, head to Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields of Choeung EK. Evening is free at leisure on your own.Overnight: Phnom Penh
After breakfast, you will be escorted to the airport for morning flight to Bangkok to connect you domestic flight to Phuket Island in south of Thailand. On arrival, we will take you to the hotel for check-in. Relax poolside or head to the beach.Overnight: Phuket
You will have two free days in Phuket. Enjoy the beach, crystal-like seawater, exotic foods and more. Have a good time!Overnight: Phuket
Continue your free holiday today.Overnight: Phuket
Free day at leisure then depart for Bangkok by flight. On arrival, our guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel. Make the most of your last Bangkok stay on your own.Overnight: Bangkok
After breakfast at hotel, you will have some free time before to be transfer to the airport for your departure flight.Meals: 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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