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Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Angkor Wat, Cambodia

Jewels of Indochina - 13 Days

A Private Tour visiting Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi & Halong Bay

Enjoy a tour 13 day Jewels of Indochina.Travel south through Vietnam experience the lifestyle in the Mekong Delta, before you continue your tour to Siem Reap with its unique temple Angkor Wat Visiting Phnom Penh the capital of Cambdia then short fight to Vientiane and Luang Prabang - the spiritual capital of Lao.

Back to the North of Viet Nam discover Hanoi with its beautiful boulevards. You are heading to the World Heritage Site of the Halong Bay to end up your memoriable trip in Indochina.

Day 1: Saigon Arrival

Your plane gets in to Saigon this morning, perhaps better known to most as Sai Gon. Just walking a few minutes along one street will take you past busy ancient markets, quaint pagodas and French colonial mansions. You’ll enjoy an included tour of the city, visiting sights such as the Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum and the shopping street of Dong Khoi, known as Rue Catinat during the days of French rule. Then discover downtown Saigon on a short walking tour which takes you past Notre Dame Cathedral, the imposing Central Post Office and the Opera House.

Overnight in Saigon

Day 2: Saigon - Mekong Delta - Saigon (B, L)

Enjoy a full-day excursion to Cai Be, exploring scenic rice fields, waterways and colorful markets of the Mekong Delta. Cruise along the Mekong tributaries to Cai Be floating market. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta where you can immerse yourself in nature. Discover the rural lifestyles and daily activities of the delta inhabitants.

Overnight in Saigon

Day 3: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnel - Flight to Phnom Penh (B, L)

In the morning, we drive to Cu Chi which never been discovered by American forces, the tunnels were an important Viet Cong base during the American War. Stretching over 200 km, this incredible underground network, which were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam's base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968.

Afternoon you will be transferred back to Saigon airport for your flight to Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in

Overnight in Phnompenh

Day 4: Phnom Penh - Flight to Siem Reap (B, L)

A guided tour of Phnom Penh this morning will introduce you some of the city’s main sights ,visit Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and the adjacent Silver Pagoda,National Museum. Continue to Tuol Sleng Museum. Finally, explore the modern day city,visiting one of Phnom penh’s two great markets, the central market or sprawling Russian Market.

This afternoon, you’ll fly to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in

Overnight in Siemreap

Day 5: Angkor Wat (B, L)

The majestic towers and intricate bas reliefs of the sprawling Angkor complex are a sight to behold, and today you’ll embark on a comprehensive exploration, starting at the most famous temple, Angkor Wat, and then continuing at the walled city of Angkor Thom. There’s a magical end to the day planned, as you climb to the top of the Pre Rup temple in order to watch the sun set over the jungle.

Overnight in Siemreap

Day 6: Angkor Complex (B, L)

Discover some of the Angkor complex’s lesser-known gems today, visiting Ta Keo, Chan Sey Tevoda, Thommanon, Preah Kahm and Preah Neak Pean. You’ll also visit Ta Phrom, beautifully overgrown by jungle. The sight of giant trees growing through the walls of the temple buildings is quite incredible, and makes for a truly atmospheric experience.

Overnight in Siemreap

Day 7: Siem Reap - Flight to Luang Prabang (B)

After breakfast this morning, you’ll travel to Tonle Sap Lake, where you’ll board a boat for a tour of the floating villages. You’ll return to Siem Reap for flying to Luang Prabang in neighbouring Laos in the afternoon. Upon arrival, transfer to Luang Prabang for check in

Overnight in Luangprabang

Note: as per local regulations, only vehicles of 16seaters are allowed in the city

Day 8: Luang Prabang (B, L)

With its idyllic mountain setting, mystical Luang Prabang has been proclaimed the best-preserved city in South East Asia. A guided sightseeing tour offers the best introduction to visit Wat Xieng Thong, the most beautiful temple, we then take the traditional boat trip upstream on the Mekong River to visit the famous caves of Pak-Ou. We visit en route local rice-wine distillery and Ban Phanom weaving village. We then proceed to Wat Phousy on the top of the hill overlooking the Mekong River.

Overnight in Luangprabang

Day 9: Luang Phrabang - Flight to Ha Noi (B)

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.

Today you enjoy a free day at leisure until time to transfer to airport fly to Hanoi this evening.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day10: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay Cruise (B, L, D)

Following breakfast, you’ll journey to Ha Long Bay, where you’ll board the Cruise in Ha Long Bay and enjoy a cruise amidst the stunning limestone karsts that punctuate the waters of the bay, carved over millions of years by the action of the wind and sea. You’ll also visit a floating village and take a short ride on a rowing boat as you view the breathtaking scenery of huge rock formations. Later, you might want to go kayaking or swimming.

Overnight on cruise

Note: Cruise Itinerary could be changed without prior notice

Day 11: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi (Brunch)

There can be no more relaxing way to start the day than with a spot of tai chi before breakfast on board your boat. You’ll head back to Hanoi in the afternoon with rickshaw ride around the old quarter has to be the best way to see this historic part of Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 12: Ha Noi Full Day City Tour (B, L)

Enjoy sightseeing tours to the city's landmarks such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, The Temple of Literature, visit Hanoi's Ethnology Museum and its fascinating exhibitions about the diverse hill tribes in Viet Nam and Hanoi Hilton Museum .You’ll also have the chance to join our optional Water Puppets Show this evening, a fantastic art from originating in the Northern Vietnam, best seen in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 13: Hanoi Departure (B)

Your explorations of Indochina come to a close today as you head to the airport for your onward flight.

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Price for Private Tour: From $1325 per person + Internal Flights - low season (based on 2 adults sharing 3 Star accommodation).

For a precise quote please let us have your dates of travel, number in party, and desired standard of accommodation.

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