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Day 01: Arrival Siem Reap (D)
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be met and welcome by our friendly guide then transferred direct to your hotel. Start your visit to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. It is time to visit one of the great wonders of the world, symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, Angkor Wat. Tonight you will enjoy dinner with Khmer Apsara Dance Show. Overnight at hotel
Day 02: Siem Reap Tour (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel, We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon, and Neak Poan. Visit Krovan, Royal Bath of Srah Srang and Banteay Kdei temples. Overnight at hotel
Day 03: Siem Reap – Fly to Luang Phrabang, Laos (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel – visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia, and Les Artisan D’ Angkor. Free & leisure at your own time for rolling at local markets or shopping until transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure. Upon arrival Luang Phrabang you will be met by the local guide and driver and transferred to your hotel for check in. You are free to explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the hill tribe and local people surrounding Luang Prabang
Day 04: Luang Phrabang – Pak OU Cave – Khouangsi Waterfall (B/L)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.
After breakfast, 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 board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of 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 small village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is distilled. We return to Luang Prabang at noon.
We continue our excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall, en route, we visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. The Khouangsi Waterfall setting really illustrates paradise. We return to the city by late afternoon to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 05: Luang Phrabang – Fly to Hanoi (B)
Breakfast, we visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, there will be free time to venture into town and stroll around the shopping area. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure to Hanoi. Upon arrival at the arrival halls, you will be met by your local guide and taken to the hotel for check in. The rest of the afternoon is free to relax. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 06: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel, our tour guide and driver will meet you at lobby of hotel at 08:00AM for full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house); the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake; the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). End of the day you can enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 07: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see everyday Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on our luxurious boat.
Day 08: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbour and the return Hanoi around 4.30pm
Day 09: Hanoi – Fly to Dong Hoi, Phong Nha (B/L)
Today we will transfer to the airport to take a short flight to Dong Hoi to visit Phong Nha national park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Quảng Bình Province in the North Central Coast region, about 500 km south of Hanoi.
Upon arrival we will be met by the local guide and transferrd to the hotel to check in. The whole day is free to relax and chill out. Hire a bike to ride around on your own.
Day 10: Thien Duong Cave & Phong Nha Cave (the 6th World Heritage site) (B)
After breakfast your tour guide and driver will meet you again at the hootel and transfer you to the wharf where you will embark on a boat trip upstream to discover the Phong Nha Cave recognized as a World Heritage in 2003. The first British Vietnamese Caving Expeditions took place in 1990 and 1992 and Phong Nha was explored to its conclusion at 7729 meters. The cave then opened for tourists in 1994. Today most of tourists are allowed to explore a distance of 600 meters inside the cave.
Arriving at the entrance of the cave we take a sampan boat through the cave to discover the amazing stalactite and stalagmite formations.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant before continuing on to visit the famed Thien Duong Cave or so-called Paradise Cave. Here we will see many stalactite groups, each 30-50 centimeters tall, resembling Buddha statues, some of them with diameters of more than 1 meter. One even resembles the communal house of the Central Highlands people! After returning to the hotel the rest of the day is yours at leisure.
Day 11: Phong Nha, DMZ, Hue by private vehicle (B)
After breakfast we depart Phong Nha heading south to Hue, another World Heritage site and the former capital of Imperial Vietnam from 1802 to 1945. En route we stop at the Hien Lung Bridge in the former DMZ (Demilitarized Zone) between north and South Vietnam before reunification. We also visit the Legendary Vinh Moc Tunnels and Quang Tri Citadel museum.
We arrive at Hue in the afternoon and check into the hotel room. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax or explore the city. You can explore the city central Dong Ba market or walk along the Perfume River to watch sunset.
Day 12: Hue Imperial City Tour (B/L)
Enjoy an entire day touring the Vietnam’s former ancient capital. Start the day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel, home to the Imperial City and Forbidden Purple City – once the Emperor’s private residence. The Imperial City was created in the 19th century and modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing. The Imperial Enclosure houses many palaces and temples within its walls. In the afternoon, continue on your tour stopping at the Imperial Museum, Tu Hieu Pagoda and vibrant Dong Ba riverside market. Overnight in Hue.
Day 13: Hue – Transfer to Hoi An (The 8th World Heritage site) via Hai Van Pass and Da Nang (B)
In the morning we depart for Hoi An, driving the stunning route via Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass) and the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before reaching Da Nang. We will visit the beautiful Non Nuoc Beach and the Cham Museum containing the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. You will also stop at the sacred hills known as the Marble Mountain, which contains dozens of Buddhist shrines.
After checking into your hotel, we head out for lunch at a local restaurant. It is then followed by a walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting the Tan Ky house, the 400 year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation and the markets.
We also take a short boat trip to a nearby island to visit the villages of Thanh Ha and Kim Bong to see hand crafted ceramics and a boat building business. The remainder of the day is yours at leisure.
Day 14: Hoi An – My Son Holy land (The final World Heritage site)(B/L)
After breakfast we travel about 50km from Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary. My Son is a cluster of abandoned and partially ruined Hindu Temples constructed between the 4th and the 14th century AD by the kings of Champa. The temples are dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva, known under various local names, the most important of which is “Bhadresvara”. The temples are in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremonies for the Kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in South East Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Though much of the complex has been destroyed over time, there are still many majestic ancient temples to see in this area. Return to Hoi An around mid-day. The remainder of the day is free for you to relax.
Day 15: Hoi An, Da Nang Departure (B)
The morning is free until you are driven to the Airport to take the short flight to Danang for your onward departure flight. Since there are not many international flights leave from Da Nang, we can arrange an internal flight for you to get to Saigon or back to Hanoi. These two main hubs are where you can easily get the outbound flights home.
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