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CLASSIC INDOCHINA EXPERIENCE TOUR

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Tour Code: MLC-06
Tour Route: Bangkok arrival - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Chau Doc - Vinh Long - Ho Chi Minh city - Dalat - Nha Trang - Quy Nhon - Hoi An - Hue - Hanoi departure
Tour Duration: 24 days / 23 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Bangkok / Hanoi
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
Day 03: Bangkok - Siem Reap
Day 04: Siem Reap
Day 05: Siem Reap
Day 06: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Day 07: Phnom Penh
Day 08: Phnom Penh - Chau Doc
Day 09: Chau Doc - Vinh Long
Day 10: Vinh Long - Ho Chi Minh city
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi tunnels
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh city tours
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh - Dalat
Day 14: Dalat
Day 15: Dalat - Nha Trang
Day 16: Nha Trang
Day 17: Nha Trag - Quy Nhon
Day 18: Quy Nhon - Hoi An
Day 19: Hoi An
Day 20: Hoi An - Hue
Day 21: Hue - Hanoi
Day 22: Hanoi
Day 23: Hanoi
Day 24: Hanoi departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: BANGKOK ARRIVAL
Arrive in Bangkok where you are transferred to our centrally located hotel. A pre-trip briefing is held in the evening, to meet the other members of your group and discuss the trip itinerary. Please check for a Welcome Notice on the Asiana Travel notice-board located near the hotel lifts which will provide your Tour Leaders name, the exact time and location of your welcome meeting. Until your meeting we encourage you to get out and discover the delights that Bangkok has to offer, including Thailand’s famous cuisine. After the Group Meeting in the evening we may adjourn to a nearby restaurant and enjoy a meal together (optional). The rest of the evening is free - perhaps a quiet drink or a visit to the bustling night markets of Bangkok.
Meals included: None

DAY 02: BANGKOK CITY TOUR
Today is a full day to enjoy the sights of Bangkok. This city tour is all done on the different forms of public transport available to the citizens of Bangkok (Skytrain, canal boat, ferry and bus), to give you a true taste of life in this busy and varied city. First up it’s a stop at Jim Thompson’s House, a collection of unique antique Thai houses situated by a klong (canal). Here we get to appreciate its amazing Asian art collection. Jim Thompson was an American who arrived in Thailand during World War II and worked with the predecessor to the CIA, the OSS. When the war ended he changed professions and remained in Thailand. He is credited with reviving the Thai silk industry before mysteriously disappearing in the Cameron Highlands, in Malaysia, in 1967. We then visit the Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew (Temple of the Emerald Buddha), a must for first-time travelers to Bangkok. We also visit Wat Po, home of the famous Reclining Buddha. (When visiting temples and palaces in Thailand, please dress conservatively in order to respect the local culture). At the end of a busy day we also have a chance to discover the city’s shopping opportunities. For dinner we head down to the Chao Praya River to enjoy an optional Thai feast at a riverside restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Bangkok.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 03: BANGKOK - SIEM REAP
After saying goodbye to our Thai guide we catch a flight to Cambodia, which takes us to one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world. (Please note that you are likely to be unescorted for the duration of this flight and will be met on arrival in Siem Reap by your Cambodian tour leader). Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world-famous temples of the ancient city of Angkor, home of the powerful Khmer Empire, which dated from 802 AD to 1350 AD. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 04: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT TOUR
We spend a full day visiting the amazing temples of Angkor on a guided tour. Angkor Thom, the 'Great Royal City', is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. The impressive Bayon temple is the centerpiece of all this. Angkor Wat is the largest and most complete structure. It is the only one of Angkor's temples with its entrance facing to the west (the others face east), the reason being that it was constructed as a funerary temple for King Suryavarman II and a westerly countenance was seen to represent a sunset. Ta Prohm temple is an incredible sight, with large trees embedding themselves in the stone foundations of the structure, giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We can end the day with a sunset view of Angkor Wat from Phnom Bakheng. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 05: SIEM REAP - BANTEAY SREI
Our ticket for the Angkor ruins enables us to spend more time exploring this memorable archaeological area. It is an early morning start as we travel out to Banteay Srei, famous for its detailed and intricate stone carvings. It is not a big temple, but has been sometimes referred to as ‘the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art’. Back at the main temple complex, Preah Khan contains a maze of vaulted corridors and is another complex that has been largely reclaimed by the jungle. Stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 06: SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH
You have a free morning before leaving Siem Reap. If you wish to stay in town, you can relax outside one of the cafes or visit the market in town, which sells some interesting artifacts and handicrafts. Another option would be to relax by the hotel pool or enjoy a massage by one of the famous blind masseuses of Siem Reap. Flying to Phnom Penh you notice a change of pace, as you arrive in Cambodia’s capital. A relaxing drink at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club is a great way to start your evening. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 07: PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR
A full city tour introduces you to the sights of Phnom Penh, a city that lies near the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap Rivers. The private quarters of the Royal Palace is home to King Sihamoni and is therefore closed to the public; however, we are able to visit the Silver Pagoda that lies in the palace complex, which is the most sacred temple in the country and was previously spared from destruction by the Khmer Rouge. Wat Phnom is the temple, which gave rise to the foundation of the city in the 15th Century. The bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge is a painful, but unavoidable, part of Cambodia's recent history and visits to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek tell the story of this tragic legacy. (Note: These sites are a major part of sightseeing in Phnom Penh; however, if you do not wish to visit either of them, please inform your tour leader.) An ideal way to spend your last evening in Cambodia is to relax in a cafe by the riverfront. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 08: PHNOM PENH - CHAU DOC
The morning we drive south along National Road 2 through the town of Takeo and on to the Cambodian-Vietnamese border point at Tinh Bien. Please note that a Vietnamese visa must be obtained prior to joining this tour as it is impossible to obtain one at the border. At the border crossing, we say goodbye to our Cambodian tour leader and meet our Vietnamese tour leader. We then continue by road around the base of Sam Mountain and on to our final destination, Chau Doc, an active trading town due to its proximity with the border. The market area runs along the riverfront and sells black-market goods smuggled in from Cambodia. Being on the water allows us to see the interesting lifestyle of many of the local people. Homes are built over metal netting and their inhabitants are kept busy producing enormous amounts of food to feed the thousands of fish being bred here. This afternoon we enjoy a boat cruise on the Bassac River, a tributary of the Mekong, where we visit a Cham Village, a Mosque, a Floating Fish Farm & see the local handicraft of silk weaving. Overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 09: CHAU DOC - VINH LONG
We continue our journey in the Mekong Delta towards Vinh Long, where we stay overnight on an island in a local homestay, situated on the waterways and filled with fruit gardens. The house is basic with all beds set up in a large communal room, but the experience is unique and offers us an insight into the way that the local people live. Overnight home stay in Vinh Long.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10: VINH - HO CHI MINH (SAI GON) CITY
There is an early start to visit the bustling morning floating markets and then a cruise back to Cai Be, before we embark on the drive to Sai Gon. Along the way we stop to see the fascinating local industries. Upon arrival, we have an evening to enjoy the exciting nightlife of Vietnam’s largest city. Overnight at hotel in Sai Gon.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11: HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS - TAY NINH
We head out of town today to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi is actually the name of the district that covers an extensive underground network (approximately 200 kilometers) of tunnels dug initially by the Viet Minh and later expanded by the Viet Cong. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used extensively for refuge and storage and also utilized as a military base for the Viet Cong close to Sai Gon. The 1968 Tet Offensive was launched from Cu Chi with surprising effect. A section of the tunnels has been widened to allow tourists to get a feel for what the life underground must have been like. We will also visit Tay Ninh, which is the headquarters of the Cao Dai religion. We will attempt to arrive for the mid-day church service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the religions of Confucianism, Taoism, and Buddhism. (Please note that the church service does not operate during Tet.) Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR
Today is a free day to explore this vibrant and captivating city. Most places of interest are located close to the center of town - the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market. You may choose to get around by cyclo, which is the local version of a rickshaw. The going rate is approximately 50,000 VND per hour but make sure you negotiate a price before setting out. Take time out to relax in one of the cafes on the tree-lined boulevards or enjoy a drink in the Continental Hotel, the meeting place for journalists during the Vietnam War. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 13: HO CHI MINH - DALAT
We start our northbound journey today with the first stop being Dalat, one of Vietnam's most charming towns. The drive offers fantastic views. The influence of the French is prevalent as Dalat was founded as a hill station to enable the colonials to escape the heat and chaos of Saigon. The city is set around a lake and surrounded by forests, waterfalls and rolling countryside. Overnight at hotel in Dalat.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14: DALAT
We have a free day to enjoy the sights in and around Dalat. A pleasant way to get around is by bicycle. This is also a great place for sitting in cafes, relaxing and soaking up the atmosphere. Close to Dalat are local Lat and Chill tribal villages, which we sometimes have the option to visit (this depends on the government restrictions at the time). However, we must purchase special permits, which our tour leader can help us to obtain. Overnight at hotel in Dalat city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 15: DALAT - NHA TRANG
We make our way to the coast today for some 'R & R' on the beaches of Nha Trang. Along the way we pass the stunning Bidoup-Nui Ba National Park - the national park is home to the oldest primordial forest in the Central Highlands. On arrival in Nha Trang we check into our hotel, which is close to the beach. Free at your leisure at the beach. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 16: NHA TRANG
A highlight of a visit to Nha Trang is a day trip out on a boat exploring the islands of the South China Sea. We spend a day on the water enjoying swimming, snorkeling, lazing on a beach and feasting on a seafood lunch. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 17: NHA TRANG - QUY NHON
This is a very long traveling day. Departing Nha Trang, we drive past the colorful fishing port before making our way north, traveling along the coast. The drive is long, but the views are fantastic and we can make stops as we please, including a stop at the impressive Po Nagar Cham tower. Part of the pleasure of traveling in Vietnam is the simple joy of seeing green rice fields dotted with conical hats and the smiling faces of the people. We arrive in Quy Nhon in the evening for an overnight stop to break our long journey in what is basically a town that sees very few tourists.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 18: QUY NHON - HOI AN
We depart for Quang Ngai early and make a stop around lunchtime at the site of the My Lai Massacre. The area and the people are now at peace and, along the old road to the memorial and museum site, we can stop to take a walk through the colorful country roadside markets. We arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon and settle in for our two-night stay in this historical ‘oasis’. Hoi An was originally a Cham port town, but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There is a distinctly Chinese appearance with pagodas and assembly halls scattered along the small streets. Hoi An was once a bustling port in centuries gone by, before the river silted up. Today it is a delightful backwater town with an air of liveliness about it. The tranquility and charm of Hoi An, coupled with its low tiled houses, makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam. It is a constant favorite of our travelers and staff. A walking tour takes us to see a historic house (formerly home to a prominent trader), the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese assembly hall and a museum. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 19: HOI AN
Today is a free day to explore Hoi An and its surrounding areas. The market is a good place to buy silk, which can be made up into fine garments, all within a day. Close to town there is a nice beach, which can be reached easily by bicycle. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 20: HOI AN - HUE
Leaving Hoi An, we continue north for further sightseeing. China Beach, enjoyed as an 'R & R' spot during the Vietnam War, lies against a backdrop of the sensational Marble Mountains. The five peaks, which are actually limestone with marble outcrops, are also seen to epitomize the five elements: fire, water, earth, wood and metal. The history of the mountains is a rich one. They were once used by the Chams for religious purposes, but in more recent times became a haven for the Viet Cong, with their clear view of the Danang air base - at one time the busiest airport in the world. Good footwear is essential, as the path between the rocks is sometimes slippery. The road to Hue takes us through the city of Danang, before a climb over the hills. The scene from the top of the Hai Van Pass is one of the most impressive panoramic scenes in Vietnam, with views over Lang Co Beach. Upon arrival in Hue we visit the Citadel and the Purple Forbidden City. This royal residence was all but destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive, however it is still fascinating to walk among the ruins. Overnight at hotel in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 21: HUE - HANOI
Hue was once the capital of Vietnam. The royal mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda are not to be missed. We include these in a guided cruise on the Perfume River, which also gives us a taste of the tranquil countryside. In the evening we have an early dinner before boarding the train for our overnight journey to Hanoi. The train is very basic; we travel in 'soft sleeper' class which is a compartment for up to four people; a communal environment. The beds on board come with a pillow and sheets, although some people may wish to bring their own sleeping sheet (purely optional and not a necessity). Also, breakfast tomorrow is not the best food you will find in Vietnam, so it is recommended that you purchase some snacks before boarding in Hue. This journey is in keeping with the adventurous nature of our trips and allows you to experience a taste of the 'real’ Vietnam. Overnight on train.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 22: HANOI
Hanoi is one of Asia's most enchanting cities. This northern capital is a quiet, contradiction of its southern counterpart. Its relaxed ambiance is a joy, with exploration best on foot or bicycle. The shopping is fun and the many lakes and parks provide enjoyable escapes. We have enough time this afternoon to explore the Old Quarter streets named after the goods once offered for sale there, including Silk Street, Rice Street and Jewelery Street. In the evening there is an option to enjoy a performance of the unique Water Puppets. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 23: 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 24: HANOI DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel, free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for departure flight to your home. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion
Exclusion
  • Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast Private transfers and transportation with A/C on tour
  • Sightseeing and Entrance fees
  • English speaking guides
  • All meals list in the itinerary
  • Overnight train ticket (4 soft berths with A/C cabin) Hue - Ha Noi
  • Air tickets Bangkok - Siem Reap, Siem Reap - Phnom Penh with economic class
  • Mineral water per pax per day
  • Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals and drinks not mentioned
  • All international flights to Bangkok and from Hanoi and airport taxes
  • Excess or overweight baggage
  • Other personal expenses
  • Tipping/gratuities for local guides
  • Single room supplement
  • All optional programs
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
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