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HILIGHT OF SOUTH EAST ASIA TOUR

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Tour Code: MLC-25
Tour Route: Bangkok arrival - Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong bay - Lao Cai - Sapa - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap
Tour Duration: 23 days / 22 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Bangkok / Siem Reap
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Bangkok arrival
Day 02: Bangkok temples tour
Day 03: Bangkok - Luang Prabang
Day 04: Luang Prabang tour
Day 05: Luang Prabang
Day 06: Luang Prabang - Hanoi
Day 07: Hanoi city tour
Day 08: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 09: Halong bay
Day 10: Halong bay - Hanoi - Lao Cai
Day 11: Lao Cai - Sapa
Day 12: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi
Day 13: Hanoi - Hoi An
Day 14: Hoi An city tour
Day 15: Hoi An at leisure
Day 16: Hoi An - Hue
Day 17: Hue city tour
Day 18: Hue - Ho Chi Minh city
Day 19: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi tunnels
Day 20: Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap
Day 21: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat tours
Day 22: Siem Reap tours
Day 23: Siem Reap departure
 
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: BANGKOK ARRIVAL
Pick up upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi International Airport and transfer to the hotel in the city. Welcome to Thailand, the land of smiles. Bangkok is the financial, political and cultural capital of Thailand, located in the centre-south of the country, in the heart of a fertile rice-growing region. Bisected by the Chao Phraya River, which is overlooked by all the major palaces, Buddhist temples and luxury hotels, Bangkok is seventh heaven for those who love their food and their shopping. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.
Meals included: None
 
DAY 02: BANGKOK TEMPLE TOURS
This half-day sightseeing tour in Bangkok will allow you the opportunity to explore the Grand Palace complex, which houses a number of attractions including Wat Phra Keow (Temple of the Emerald Buddha) and then we will proceed to see Wat Traimit, Wat Pho and Wat Benchamabophit. A Wat is a Buddhist building where both men and women can be ordained as monks or nuns. Wat Traimit is also known as the temple of the Golden Buddha. The 3 meter tall statue is made from solid gold and weighs 5.5 tons and is a fine example of Sukhothai style art. You will then pass through Chinatown on your way to Wat Pho, the temple of the reclining Buddha. At 46 meters in length and 15 meters high the Buddha is the largest in Bangkok and illustrates the passing of the Buddha into nirvana. Your last stop is at Wat Benchamabophit, or the marble temple. This magnificent monastery was built out of white Italian marble from Carrara in the late 19th century. Transfer back to hotel and stay Overnight at hotel in Bangkok. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 03: BANGKOK - LUANG PRABANG
Transfer to the airport to catch a short flight to Luang Prabang in Laos. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang has been claimed by UNESCO to be ‘the best preserved city in South East Asia’. During our time here, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai, we then climb up to the top of mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 04: LUANG PRABANG TOURS
Today, we 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. We then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well time to explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims.  Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, we take a short drive to Ban Phanom, a small village known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 05: LUANG PRABANG - KHOUANG SI WATERFALLS 
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual. From there you will 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, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, all Khmu villages. This then takes us to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. After returning to Luang Prabang by late afternoon, we continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. We return to the city by late evening to admire the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath. Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 06: LUANG PRABANG - HANOI
Today we visit the National Museum (closed Tuesdays) at the former Royal Palace. It displays a collection of artefacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign. There will also be time for us to look around the Central Market. After visiting these sights in the morning, there may be free time (depending on your flight) to venture into town and stroll around the shopping area. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure to Hanoi. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Hanoi City. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 07: HANOI CITY TOUR
AM: After breakfast at hotel, get on bus and drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnams Independence on 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One Pillar Pagoda, the must-see monument in Hanoi - It is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century in the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a Buddhist lotus. Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple. Visit Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature - The first Imperal school in Vietnam) built in 1070 during the dynasty of King Ly.
PM: Visit a complex of the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple (Jade mountain Temple), But Tower (Pen - shaped tower), Dai Nghien (Ink Stand), the Red - painted wooden The Huc bridge…. Have a cyclo (pedicab) trip around with 36 streets of Hanoi old quarter. Enjoy the special Vietnam traditional Water Puppet show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 08: HANOI - HALONG BAY
Morning depart for Halong bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 09: HALONG BAY CRUISE
After breakfast, transfer to a day trip boat with private crew and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Enjoy swimming on quiet beaches, visiting water tunnels, fishing villages or kayaking. Lunch served on board by your private chef. Return to the mother boat for the night. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
DAY 10: HALONG BAY - HANOI - OVERNIGHT TRAIN TO LAO CAI
Waking up and enjoy the sun rising over the bay. After breakfast, visit beautiful limestone grotto then back to the boat for a final glimpse of the Halong bay while cruising back to the dock. Transfer back to Hanoi. At 21h00, we go to Hanoi train station to board overnight train to Lao Cai. Overnight on the train.  
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 11: LAO CAI - SAPA VILLAGE TREK
The train arrives in Lao Cai at 05h00 am. Drive uphill to Sapa. At an elevation of 1,500 meters, Sapa is the former hill retreat for French administrators when the heat in plain became unbearable. The remoteness and simple lifestyle of ethnic minorities are a highlight of Sapa although conditions are very basic. After checking into hotel we can soak up the fresh climate as much as we want by spending time to wander around. The ethnic people are frequently seen in this hill town and small vendors along the street sell local textiles and handicraft. In the afternoon, we trek to Cat Cat village (2 km from Sapa town) where you will visit the village of Black H’mong hill tribes. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of Sapa Valley. Back to hotel for overnight. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 12: SAPA - LAO CAI - HANOI
This morning, trekking to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van villages inhabited by Black H’mong and Dzay ethnic minorities. Enjoy amazing and breath-taking landscapes of terraced paddies, green valleys and meet with friendly local people. Back to the hotel and free at leisure. In the afternoon, we transfer you back to Lao Cai station to take night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 13: HANOI - DA NANG - HOI AN
Arrive early at Hanoi railway station, guide will pick you up and transfer for breakfast at local restaurant. This morning we will take 1 hour flight to Da Nang City. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Overnight in Hoi An. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 14: HOI AN TOUR
Known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarters to see the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple and then we take a river trip and you will enjoy the scenery along the Thu Bon River and the general view of Hoi An Ancient Town. Visit ceramic village of Thanh Ha, carpentry village of Kim Bong and Dai Chiem Estuary. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Overnight in Hoi An. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 15: HOI AN FREE & EASY
Free at leisure for whole day in Hoi An. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An. 
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 16: HOI AN - HUE
This morning we drive to Hue, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the East Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have break. This quiet city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty. At leisure for the rest of day in Hue. Overnight at hotel in Hue. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 17: HUE CITY TOUR 
Morning take a dragon boat downstream to visit Con Hen island, where we have chance to describe the life of boat people on the sampans by photo. Continue upstream toward the Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s most reserved religious monument standing on the riverbank with its seven-floored tower. Drive to visit the Imperial Citadel. Afternoon continue by vehicle to visit the elaborate Royal tombs of Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Before returning to the hotel, we come up to the Vong Canh hill for a photo opportunity of the spectacular upper part of the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue City.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 18: HUE - HO CHI MINH (SAI GON) CITY
Transfer to the airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City - formerly Sai Gon, the city located on the right bank of the Sai Gon River, a tributary of the Dong Nai, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city, the greatest port, and the commercial and industrial center of Vietnam. It has an airport and is the focus of the country's highways, railroads, and Mekong Delta waterways. On the way from the airport to the city, the tour guide will overview of the city and the sightseeing programme for next days. Check-in hotel and the rest of time you will be at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon city. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 19: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNELS
In the morning, the tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and today you will visit all interesting sites and landmarks in Sai Gon city. First stop is Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral and short visit to French built Post Office nearby, and then we will proceed to see the Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace governed by the US-pro government of Republic of Vietnam. Touring the building and then we will visit the War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Break time for lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Cu Chi district, 50 km to the Northwest of Sai Gon city, The tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Cu Chi tunnels 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. Touring the areas and then you will be transferred back to Sai Gon. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market nearby.Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 20: HO CHI MINH - SIEM REAP
Transfer to Tan Son Nhat International airport for departure to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, meets and transfers to hotel. Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. The distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five tower symbolize Meru's five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond sunset from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 21: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT TOUR
In the morning, you will continue your temple visits. Included are Prasat Kravan (with its unique brick sculptures), Srah Srang ("The Royal Boths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of the harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the "Mountain Temple" of Pre Rup. In the afternoon, transfer to the archaeological site and continue to the temple tour. Visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Then, visit Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temples. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 22: SIEM REAP - TONLE SAP LAKE
Visit the floating village of the Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and the largest in Asia and see the daily life of local people in the floating village. In the afternoon, visit "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles" of Siem Reap and time at leisure at the local market. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap. 
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 23: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure until we transfer to the airport for departure flight to your home. End of service. 
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation on twin or double sharing rooms with daily breakfast
  • Private transfers and transportation on tours
  • Flight tickets (economy class): Bangkok - Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Da Nang, Hue - Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap and airport taxes
  • Entrance fees on tour
  • Boat cruise on Tonle Sap lake (floating) village
  • Meals as indicated
  • English speaking tour guides
  • Mineral water and cold towel on car/van/bus
  • International flights to Bangkok and from Siem Reap and airport taxes
  • Visa arrangement to Thailand, Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
  • Drinks & other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Tipping for tour guides and drivers
  • Others not mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

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