18-Day Vietnam with Angkor Wat & Luang Prabang

Tour Route: Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho, Cambodia: Siem Reap, Laos: Luang Prabang, Vietnam: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

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  • Tour Code: ODY-SE-556
  • Tour Style: Private Tour (No Join-in Group Tour)
  • Travel Date: Private tour with flexible travel date
  • Price Inclusions: All transportation mentioned in the itinerary (flight, train, ship, private car, etc.); private guides & drivers, hotels, meals (based on your meal plan), and all service charges & taxes.
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Day 1: International Arrival, Ho Chi Minh City

Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival at Ho Chi Minh City airport, your tour guide will greet you and help have everything. Meet the driver outside, be transferred to the hotel for check-in. 

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho

Head for My Tho to take a boat trip on Tien River, visit My Tho fish market and four islands. Then ride a cart along one of the most beautiful villages to Mr. Muoi Hai's house to enjoy honey tea. You'll also have the opportunity to row on a sampan along the canals of Mekong River.

Afternoon, get in a private vehicle to Can Tho. Later enjoy some leisure time on your own.

Overnight: Can Tho
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

Today you'll have a boat cruise on glittering streams along the endless waterway of the mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang floating market before heading back for Ho Chi Minh City for your flight to Siem Reap. After landing, your tour guide will escort you to the hotel and check-in. Have a good leisure time on your own. 

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4: Siem Reap Sightseeing

After breakfast at your hotel, transfer to the famous Angkor Thom Complex and be wowed by its South Gate, Bayon Temple an Elephant Terrace, etc.

Have lunch at a local restaurant. Get ready for an incredible afternoon with a visit to the jaw-dropping beautiful Angkor Wat. At the neighboring Bakheng Temple, you will enjoy a beautiful sunset view of the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle, which is listed as 'Top20 Most Beautiful Sunset View in the World' by CNN.

In the evening, enjoy Apsara Dinner Show at Angkor Village Resort.

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Siem Reap Sightseeing

If you like, take an early morning trip to Angkor Wat to enjoy the stunning sunrise, you also have the chance for a friendly talk with the monks and nuns at a nearby pagoda. Start the day by visiting some local villages on the way to Banteay Srei Temple. Have lunch at a local restaurant for exotic cuisine. Ta Prohm Temple and Takeo Temple are your next stops before some leisure time in the late afternoon. 

Overnight: Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6: Siem Reap - Luang Prabang

This morning it's on to the Khmer Village and you can enjoy the view of the rice field and lots of palm trees with great fresh air. Take a boat trip and get lost in the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia.

Then take a short flight to Luang Prabang. After checking in to the hotel, you will go climbing up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa as well as catch a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset.

The evening is free for your own exploration. Local night market would be a good choice. 

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7: Luang Prabang Sightseeing

As you wish, observe the alms-giving procession in the early morning (5:40), from which you'll have an understanding of local people's piety towards their religion. This morning set for the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Visoun. Tour the Royal Palace Museum (which will be rescheduled if it happens to be Tuesday, the close day) before continue driving to the beautiful Khouang Si Waterfall where you can chill with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or a walk along the forest trails.

Have picnic lunch near the waterfall and enjoy the pleasant air there before driving back to Luang Prabang. 

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8: Luang Prabang Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will enjoy a cruise upstream on the Mekong River with a fun visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, en route you'll stop at the villages of Ban Xanghai and Ban Xang Khong, which are well known for hand weaving. Return to Luang Prabang for overnight. 

Overnight: Luang Prabang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9: Luang Prabang - Hanoi

Wake up in chilled-out Luang Prabang, have a half-day elephant village tour to feed and get close to these colossal and gentle animals before you are escorted to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. On arrival, you will be met and driven to the hotel for check-in and settle in for the night. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10: Hanoi Sightseeing

Today your full day tour of this charming Hanoi Cit includes Ho Chi Minh Complex (closed on Monday and Friday), Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple.

In the afternoon you will visit the interesting Museum of Ethnology and then cycle or rickshaw along the narrow streets of the diverse Old Quarter. Stop at the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake, in front of which is the famous water puppet show at the theatre where you will watch a fantastic performance.

In the evening, have a typical Vietnamese dinner at a local restaurant in the Old Quarter. Transfer back to your hotel and enjoy your leisure moment. 

Overnight: Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Today you will enjoy your stunning Halong Bay cruise. It starts with about a 3.5 hours' 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 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise. And you will enjoy your brunch before disembarking the cruiser at around 10 am today. When the cruise finished, your guide and driver will meet you at the pier then drive to Hanoi Airport to fly to the Imperial City - Hue. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel and free at leisure in the evening. 

Overnight: Hue
Meal: Brunch

Day 13: Hue Sightseeing

After breakfast, you will first visit the majestic Tomb of King Ming Mang, then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the serene Thien Mu Pagoda and transfer to visit cobbled paths through the grounds of the Imperial Citadel 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 14: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An

After a relaxing breakfast, you will 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 arriving in Da Nang, visit Non Nuoc Beach, Cham Museum and the famous Marble Mountain. Afternoon, proceed to Hoi An, rest of the day at your leisure. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 15: Hoi An Tour

Today starts with an eco-tour - drive to the fishing village, board a join-in Hoi An eco-tour boat cruising on the Cua Dai River, learn the hands-on experience of casting fishing net from local fishermen, then paddle the private Vietnamese bamboo basket boat to have unprecedented fun. Return to the join-in boat for refreshment and a rest.

In the afternoon, you'll get a real feel for this tiny town by taking a light excursion to the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, the renowned Chinese Temple, and former Vietnamese merchants' houses. Your guide will tell you all the stories behind these historical relics. 

Overnight: Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 16: Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City

Catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City at Da Nang airport after breakfast. Upon arrival, you will be picked up to check into the hotel and then visit Binh Tay Market and War Remnants. Tan Dinh Church, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall, all within walking distance, are absolutely nice choices for a free stroll. The rest day is yours to walk around on your own or go back to your hotel for rest. 

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 17: Cu Chi Tunnels Tour

Start the tour with the ornate Cao Dai Temple, which is a combination of Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism, and Confucianism. Then attend the fantastic mid-day service together with the followers. After lunch, drive back and stop to visit Cu Chi Tunnels system, the incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 18: Ho Chi Minh City, Departure

Today, you will have some free time until your guide meets you and escorts you to the airport for your flight back home. 

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 the properties we selected are either located in the 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 in accommodating English speaking customers, and excellent feedback from our previous clients as well.

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

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Normally Indochina Odyssey Tours includes two meals each day during the 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 the 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

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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 the 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.

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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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