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22-Day Explore Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos & Thailand

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

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  • Tour code: IOT-0560
  • Price inclusions: Private guides & drivers, all service charges & taxes.
  • Travel date: individual tour with flexible travel date
  • Highlights:
    This 22-day tour to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand perfectly blends all the essence and magic you wish to see in the Southeast Asia area. Explore the original stretch of the Cu Chi Tunnel, chill and relax on the Ha Long Bay cruiser, catch one of the most beautiful sunset at Ankor Wat, pay tribute to ancient temples in Luang Prabang and get a close-up to lovely elephants in Chiang Mai, etc.. Don't miss it!
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Day 1 International Arrival, Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival at Hanoi airport, our tour guide will greet you with a welcome sign and transfer to hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax or head out into the city for a little adventure on your own. 

Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2 Hanoi Sightseeing

After breakfast, begin our visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday and Friday, Oct. and Nov.). Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first royal university built in 12 century.
In the late afternoon, there are options to visit the Museum of Ethnology, which has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples (or Hanoi Hilton prison, Amy Museum, History Museum, Fine Art Museum). Later on we will transfer to the town to take a pedicab trip around Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter for some great fun. Add brilliance to our trip by attending a Water Puppet Show in the afternoon, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay

The next one day and a half will be a rich Halong Bay cruise. It starts with a 3-hour’s scenic drive from Hanoi to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay, where you can see nearly 2,000 limestone islands dot the sea and traditional sampans and junks sail the glinting water, grottos, thick forests, and hidden coves. It will be a real ocean adventure! A variety of optional activities on board like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip. 

Overnight: Onboard
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise until brunch is finished and then disembark the cruiser. Our guide and driver will meet you at the pier then drive to Hanoi Airport (around 4 hours’ drive) to fly for the Imperial City - Hue. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the hotel and free at leisure in the evening. 

Overnight: Hue
Meals: brunch

Day 5 Hue Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will first visit the majestic Tomb of King Ming Mang erected in 1840. Then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the serene Thien Mu Pagoda, which has seven storeys and is the tallest one in Vietnam. Transfer to visit Imperial Citadel with cobbled paths 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
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 6 Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

After a relaxing breakfast we head for Hoi An while enjoying the view of the coast and Da Nang from the top of Hai Van Pass on the way. On arrival in Da Nang, visit Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum which has a fascinating collection of rare works of art, and last, the famous Marble Mountain.
We will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, check in upon arrival and have some free time on your own. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 7 Hoi An Sightseeing

After breakfast at hotel, we take a light excursion to 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.
This afternoon you will be taken on a boat ride in the Hoai River to Thanh Ha Pottery Village. At every turn you can see local people working on their crafts that have been handed down through generations. Enjoy the mix of peace and alive nightlight in Hoi An in the evening on your own. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 8 Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City

Catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City at Da Nang airport after breakfast. Upon arrival, our guide will meet you and escort you to the hotel for check-in. Then we’ll tour the former Presidential Palace (Reunification Palace). From there, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll. The last place we will visit today is Binh Tay Market - shop till you drop because you can find anything there. 

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing

Early morning, head for Hoc Mon District to visit the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnel constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. This place surely will give you a comprehensive insight into amazing feat of engineering. Then the tour with the ornate temple of Cao Dai religion will be another highlight, where you will attend the fantastic mid-day service together with the followers. After lunch, drive back to the hotel and relax the rest of the day.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho

Check out and depart for My Tho to take a boat trip on Tien River, visit My Tho Fish Market and four islands. Continue to across Mekong River to visit the coconut candy and rice paper factory in Ben Tre. And then, have a horse cart ride along one of the most beautiful villages to Mr. Muoi Hai’s house to enjoy honey tea and some seasonal fruits while listening to the traditional melody ‘Tai Tu’.
Row on a sampan in Mekong River. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant. Then start driving to Can Tho, stopover for visiting the ancient pagoda Vinh Trang - one of the oldest pagodas in the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in Can Tho, check in to the hotel. Free at leisure until enjoy optional dinner at a charming restaurant located on Hau river branch. 

Overnight: Can Tho
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 11 Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

Rise and shine! Start our tour today with a boat cruise along the endless waterway of mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang floating markets, where there are hundreds of boats loaded with fruits, vegetables and fish jostling for trade. After that, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and catch your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, check in to the hotel and take your leisure time for the evening. 

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 12 Siem Reap Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the famous Angkor Thom Complex and be wowed by its South Gate, Bayon Temple and Elephant Terrace, etc..Have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, get ready for an incredible afternoon with a visit to the jaw-dropping beautiful Ankor Wat. Then continue to Bakheng Temple by an elephant ride, meanwhile we can enjoy a sunset view of the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle.
In the evening, enjoy Apsara Dinner Show at Angkor village Resort.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13 Siem Reap Sightseeing

If you like, take an early morning trip to Angkor Wat to enjoy stunning sunrise and brisk bird songs. You can also have a friendly talk with the monks and nuns at a nearby pagoda. After breakfast, we’ll drive to visit Bantey Srei Temple, which is renowned for its intricate decoration carved in pinkish sandstone. See some local villages on the way. Have lunch at a local restaurant then continue to visit Ta Prohm Temple bound by massive roots of huge trees and Takeo Temple, a pyramid of five levels reaching a total height of 40m. After the tour, have some leisure time on your own.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 14 Siem Reap - Luang Prabang

Transfer to the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake through the countryside to board a local long tail boat to reach Kompong Phluk, an isolated community of three villages built on stilts. You will take a small boat through the flooded mangrove forests and observe rare wildlife.
After lunch at a local restaurant, proceed to the airport for your afternoon flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, meet your guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in, the rest of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 15 Luang Prabang Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel, today's half-day city tour will bring you to the Royal Palace Museum, the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong said to be the religious emblem of Luang Prabang and the impressive stupas of Wat Visoun.
After Lunch, we will drive to the paradise-like Kuang Si Falls. En route, pay a visit to the Lao ethnic minority groups in Na Ouan Village and Hmong Village. Later, chill at Kuang Si Falls - splash, swim, or simply walk the lush trails. Transfer back to the city before dusk.
If you like, you may also climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. Also, you will have a chance to venture the night market and observe local life there.

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 16 Luang Prabang Sightseeing

After breakfast, enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside and an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which is crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes.
Along the way, stop off at the village of Ban Xang Hai, where they make the distillation of local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong well known for its hand weaving. Drive back to Luang Prabang for overnight. 

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 17 Luang Prabang - Chiang Mai

If you wish, observe the alms-giving procession in the early morning at 5:40am, from which you’ll have an understanding of local people’s piety towards their religion. Start this morning with Phousi Market, where people from the surrounding village of minorities have exotic goods on sale. After that we go back to the hotel for breakfast. The morning is at your leisure till our guide escorts you to airport for your flight to Chiang Mai.
Upon arrival, you’ll be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Discover Chiang Mai on your own then. 

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 18 Chiang Mai Trekking

Breakfast at hotel. Catch your breath to Maetaman Elephant Camp, which gives you a joyous close-up with these talented animals - watch them perform little ‘tricks’, have an exciting elephant ride along the trails, followed by an ox-cart ride back to the camp.
In the afternoon, enjoy a brilliant white-water rafting along Mae Taeng River. On return to Chiang Mai, we’ll stop off at Orchid Nursery to learn how the locals grow orchids.

Overnight: Chiang Mai
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 19 Chiang Mai - Bangkok

After breakfast, we’ll drive to Doi Suthep with a stopover to visit Wat Umong, a 700-year-old Buddhist temple that is calm for meditation and finding life's purposes. Later, ride up the well paved, winding road till you reach the magical staircase leading to the Wat Phra That Doi Suthep, a highly revered temple that sits on the top of Mount Doi Suthep overlooking Chiang Mai. Remember your wonderful time in this city because you’ll fly to Bangkok next. Upon your arrival, our guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 20 Bangkok Sightseeing

Breakfast at hotel and then start to tour: at first, a visit to Wat Traimit famous for its 900-year-old, five-and-a-half-ton solid gold image. Next stop is Wat Arun, one of the best known landmarks and the most published images of Bangkok. After that, we’ll see Wat Po, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok housing the largest Reclining Buddha.
Have lunch at a local restaurant before we continue to visit the most famous site in this city, Grand Palace, which adjoins Wat Phra Kaew, the most important Buddhist temple in Thailand. Close this day with free leisure time on your own. 

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 21 Bangkok Sightseeing

This morning, drive to Ayutthaya, the former capital of Thailand. The first place you’ll visit is Bang Pa-In Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful Summer Palaces in Thailand. Followed by a tour to Wat Yai Chaimongkhol, in which you can observe one of the biggest Reclining Buddha Images as well as the ruins of the old Grand Palace & temples.
At noon, transfer to the pier for a cruise down Chao Phraya River back to Bangkok, during which you will be impressed by the Thai rural life along the river. Lunch is served on board. At around 4pm, you will be transferred to hotel for leisure time.

Overnight: Bangkok
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 22 Bangkok, Departure

Today, you will have free time before transferring 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.

 

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.

Can’t get enough of your Indochina tours? Try this 4-Day Phuket extension, which gives you a chance to get out of the endless temple-hopping and taste Thailand’s original flavor of tailor-made fun in the sun. 

Day 1: Arrival, Phuket

On arrival at Phuket airport, we will take you to the hotel for check-in. Relax poolside or head to the beach.

Overnight: Phuket
Meals: breakfast

Day 2: Phuket Holiday

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
Meals: breakfast

Day 3: Phuket Holiday

Continue your free holiday today. 

Overnight: Phuket
Meals: breakfast

Day 4: Phuket, Departure

After breakfast at hotel, you will have some free time before to be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. 

Meals: breakfast

*Alternatively, Samui Island extension is also a nice choice to make. Please contact us & tailor-made your tour now.

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.

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Clients: Debbschills

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Alick Peng
My husband I have just returned from a holiday in HCMC, Cambodia and Penang. The HCMC part of the trip was organised by email through Alick Peng at IOT. We could not fault the experience. All correspondence was timely, the organisation of our days was perfect and every request was answered with a smile. While in HCMC, Alick phoned to check on our wellbeing, great personalised service! Our guide, Lucky (Le Ky Mui) could not be faulted. He was friendly, knowledgable and flexible.His english was fluent and his knowledge of his country is comprehensive. Lucky made sure our visit to HCMC was memorable and went out of his way to secure some "Cu Chi Rubber Sandals" for us the day following our visit there. Thank you Alick, Lucky and Mr Bay (our super driver who got us everywhere safely in hectic, crazy traffic) for a fabulous holiday. IOT is definitely a very wise choice when holidaying in Asia. We will be back!
Rating: October 1st, 2014

Clients: Lynne T

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Wanda Tang
We had our tour organised by IOT and it did not miss a beat. Everything was extremely well organised from tours, internal flights and transfers. We had very well informed tour guides who were flexible and friendly. Hotel Majestic in Ho Chi Minh, sheer opulence. Highly recommend. Our tour guide Mr An, alias Mr President was a character with extreme knowledge of all the attractions, from the city tour, to CuChi tunnels and the the journey up and through the Mekong River. Thank you. With IOT organising our tour the only all breakfast and lunches were provided. Tasting the local cuisine in very good standard restaurants. All attraction entry fees were also sorted. Dinner was your only expense and any other items you choose to purchase.
Rating: September 28th, 2014

Clients: Lynne T

From: Australia

Travel Consultant:
Wanda Tang
Whilst in Hanoi we visited the mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lays but it was unfortunate at that time his body was having a physical. We visited his home where he lived as an everyday person , no different from the rest. Also the Museum of Literutary. The gem was Halong Bay, we only had 1 night on board, all the staff were very friendly and obliging, ensuring at all times our safety was paramount out on the Bay which was very serene and beautiful. Extra night would have been ideal. Our tour guide Thoa and driver Taun were also great. Once again thanks IOT and your very well organisation
Rating: September 28th, 2014

Clients: Ana M

Travel Consultant:
Eric Kong
I've just returned from a 17 Princess Sapphire Cruise to Grand Asia.
Our group of 8 passengers have booked a private 1 day shore Excursion of Bangkok, Thailand with Eric from OdysseyTours.
eric@indochinaodysseytours.com

Our group was very happy with the tour guide Mike in Thailand.
Mike who speaks fluent English is a seasoned tour guide.
He makes the tour to Bangkok a breeze, maneuvering a 1 1/2 hrs drive from
port of Laem Chabang to Bangkok.
We saw all the highlight of Emerald Buddha, Golden Buddha, Palace.
I would recommend anyone who wants a Thailand private shore excursion to book with IndoChinaodysseytours.
Rating: September 24th, 2014

Clients: Dave644

Travel Consultant:
Allison Jiang
We just returned from a 15 day tour of Vietnam and Cambodia that was arranged by Indochina Odyssey Tours (IOT). This was the first private tour that my wife and I have ever been on and let me say IOT handled every aspect of the tour in a professional manner. I have to say I was a little apprehensive about doing everything through email from someone that was half away around the world, but my fears were quickly put to rest. My first contact with IOT was with Allison Chiang and she was outstanding. She had to put up with my constant changing of the itinerary, but she got everything arranged without any problems. She checked up on us while we were on the tour making sure that everything was going well, thank you Allison. The itinerary was exactly as published which included 4 flights and 7 hotels and not to mention all the meals. Everything went so smooth with the help of all the guides and drivers along the way. Our first stop was Phnom Penh, what a busy city, and our guide was Ms. Sopheak. She was so helpful and her knowledge of the city and surrounding areas made it a great stop. Up next was Siem Reap and Mr. Joe Top was our guide he took us all around Angkor. While at Angkor he made sure that we made it to all the important photo spots. He and the driver never let us go anywhere without water. Stop number 3 was Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) and the most interesting guide of all Ms. Tran. She was extremely knowledgeable about the city and surrounding area and her English was excellent. We really learned a lot about everyday life in Vietnam thanks again Ms. Tran. You really prepared us for our time in Vietnam. Stop number 4 was Hue and Hoi An and our guide Ms. Dinh Thi Lien. She was very patient with us, which was the perfect thing after living out of suit cases for the past 4 weeks. When we asked to change the tour she suggested that we go to the My Son Sanctuary and what a great suggestion. This is exactly what we wanted to see, thank you Ms. Lien. The resort that we stayed in Hoi An was outstanding, right on the beach with awesome sunsets. Stop number 5 Hanoi and our guide was Mr. Hai. He was very accommodating, especially when we wanted to change our itinerary during the city tour. He made sure we saw what we wanted to see and provided excellent commentary. Thanks to all the drivers for getting us from point A to point B safely and on time no matter what the conditions were like. We really felt like the motto, “You are not alone with Odyssey.”
Rating: September 23rd, 2014
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Grafton, Australia
exciting china tour

Reviewed October 9, 2014

just returned from a rather fast but enjoyable 10 day tour around china. after our excellent odyssey private tour though Vietnam,odyssey once again arranged a safe and satisfying tour that fulfilled our expectations. many thanks to their selection of entertaining and knowledgeable guides, jack in s...

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