16 Days Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Classic Tour

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Ho Chi Minh, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Vientiane

Tour Code: TCT-Laos-04

Tour Type: Private Tour

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Tour Feature

Best of Indo-china tour with local English-speaking guide service
Interact with local people of 3 SE Asian countries in one tour
Combine the highlights of each country in one package, making your tour worry free.
Enjoy the classic experience and activities in each country

What to Expect

Day Destination Highlights
01 Arrival Hanoi Airport pick up service
02 Hanoi Group tour: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and Stilt House, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, West Lake, Sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Water Puppet Performance
03 Hanoi Halong Bay Halong Bay Cruise
04 Halong Bay Hanoi Cave of Surprises
05 HanoiHo Chi Minh Fly to Ho Chi Minh
06 Ho Chi Minh Can Tho Group tour:My Tho local market visit, Mekong River Boat Riding
07 Can Tho Ho Chi Minh Group tour: Floating Market, Dong Tam Snakes Farm
08 Ho Chi Minh Group tour: Cu Chi Tunnels
09 Ho Chi Minh Phnom Penh Fly to Phnom Penh, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Friendaship Monument, Independence Monument, National Garden Park
10 Phnom Penh Wat Phnom, National Fine-art Museum, Cheuong Ek Killing Fields
11 Phnom Penh Siem Reap Fly to Siem Reap, Angkor Thom Temples(Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm ), Angkor Wat
12 Siem Reap Angkor Thom (Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm), Apsara Traditional Performance
13 Siem Reap Luang Prabang Tonle Sap Great Lake, Fly to Luang Prabang
14 Luang Prabang Pak Ou Caves, Ban Xangkhong Village, Kuang Si Waterfall
15 Luang Prabang Vientiane Wat Xiengthong, Royal Palace Museum, Wat Mai, Fly to Vientiane
16 Departure Vientiane Wat Sisaket, Victory Monument, Golden Luang Monument, transfer service to airport

Tour Itinerary

Day 1Arrival Hanoi

Meal: No meal
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

Upon arriving in Hanoi, local tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. You can mooch through the streets of the city by yourself.

Hanoi City View
Hanoi City View
 

Day 2Hanoi (Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

Breakfast at hotel, you will be met at lobby of hotel at 08:00AM, join in a group to explore Vietnam’s charming capital for a day. Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone, with wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. You will visit Hanoi’s key sites: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, West Lake, Sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Besides, visit one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). You can enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance at the end of the tour. After tour, you will be drop off at your hotel.

Water Puppet Performance
Water Puppet Performance
 

Day 3Hanoi Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Legend White Dolphin cruise or similar

This morning, you will be picked up at lobby of hotel around 7:30 and start your trip to Halong Bay. En route, we will drive through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where you can see Vietnamese village life. Upon arriving at Halong Bay, board a beautiful traditional junk, spending 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, you will enjoy a wonderful seafood meal. You will also have an opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay
 

Day 4Halong Bay Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

If you get up early, you can enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on board. Enjoy a hearty breakfate before the boat making its way back and stop at the Cave of Surprises, which is full of stalagmites and stalactites. The cruise boat sails back to the main harbour and the return Hanoi around 4.30 pm. You will be dropped at hotel in Hanoi and enjoy your free and leisure time on your own.

Sunrise at Halong Bay
Halong Bay
 

Day 5Hanoi Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. You will have leisure time on your own arrangement.

Ho Chi Minh City View
Ho Chi Minh City View
 

Day 6Ho Chi Minh My Tho Can Tho(Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Can Tho Home stay
 

Pick up from hotel and set off for My Tho, which is located on the northern banks of the Mekong River, where you will visit a large food market. Around the My Tho area you will find a maze of small canals that can be explored on one of the many organized boat tours. We will take a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island before lunch en route. A visit to a snake farm is arranged on the way to Can Tho.

Can Tho
Can Tho
 

Day 7Can Tho Ho Chi Minh(Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

With an early breakfast this morning, you will enjoy an exciting day. Take a boat trip to the Floating Market and watch the locals selling and exchanging goods in their small boats. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit Dong Tam Snakes Farm – the largest snake farm in Vietnam. A delicious lunch is arranged at the Mekong Rest Stop.

Floating Market Can Tho

Floating Market Can Tho
 

Day 8Ho Chi Minh (Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

After breakfast, depart for Cu Chi Tunnels at 8:00 am. It takes about 1.5 hours bus driving. Before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction by video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then you will spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems which includes the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. You will find many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh at 14:00. Have free time in the afternoon for sightseeing or shopping by yourself.

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
 

Day 9Ho Chi Minh Phnom penh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for the flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at airport of Phnom Penh, our tour guide will meet and transfer you to hotel for check-in. After Lunch, you will visit the highlights site of Phnom Penh: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Friendship Monument, Independence Monument and National Garden Park.

Royal Palace
Royal Palace
 

Day 10Phnom Penh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar

Today you will have a classic city tour of Phnom Penh. In the Morning, visit Wat Phnom, the historical cradle of Phnom Penh Capital, then discover to the Khmer traditional culture at National fine-art Museum. After lunch depart to visit Toulsleng S21, the witness of Pol Pot genocidal regime and Cheuong Ek Killing Fields.

Silver Pagoda
Silver Pagoda
 

Day 11Phnom Penh Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar

In the Morning, take the flight to Siem Reap and transfer to Visit Angkor Thom Temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Lunch served at a local restaurant and then transfer to hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng.

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
 

Day 12Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar

Enjoy Angkor Wat Sunrise and Visit Angkor Thom temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Lunch served at local restaurant and hotel check-in. Afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng. Dinner enjoying Apsara Traditional Performance. Overnight Siem Reap.

Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple
 

Day 13Siem Reap Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: In Villa Santi Hotel or similar

After breakfast, have a boat excursion to view wonderful landscape of Tonle Sap Great Lake and explore local fishermen’s floating villages. Return to the town for lunch and at leisure in the afternoon for shopping until transfer to the airport for your own departure flight for Luang Prabang, where the local guide will also pick you up from hotel and transfer to check in hotel.

Tonle Sap Great Lake
Tonle Sap Great Lake
 

Day 14Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Villa Santi Hotel or similar

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Stop and visit fresh local markets and back to hotel for breakfast.

This morning transfer to the pier where you board a traditional long trail boat, for a relaxing cruise upstream on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and witness the simple rural lifestyles. You will reach Pak Ou Caves at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. In these 2 caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. Cruise back Luang Prabang. Stop and visit Ban Xangkhong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with local expert for practical and experience.

In the afternoon, driving through green rice paddies and farms. On your arrival at the Kuang Si Waterfall, enjoy your short walking on trails of falls to visit the bear rescued center. Enjoy spectacular views and surrounding of orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. Return to Luang Prabang.

Morning Alms
Morning Alms
 

Day 15Luang Prabang Vientiane

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Sabaidee at Laos or similar
 

Visit to the most photographed temple, Wat Xiengthong. Located at the end of peninsular closed to the confluence of Mekong and Khan River.Continue to former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the Prabang normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum is brought and put on public display in this temple.

Then take afternoon flight to Vientiane. Wandering in night market (open every day) on the bank of Mekong River.

Wat Xiengthong
Wat Xiengthong
 

Day 16Departure Vientiane

Meal: Breakfast

This morning, visit Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then, visit the huge golden That Luang monument, where all Lao citizen respect as holy pagoda. Vientiane’s own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumph. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway. Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument.

Transfer to airport to catch your flight for departure.

Arc de Triumph Vientiane
Arc de Triumph Vientiane

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Day 1Arrival Hanoi

Meal: No meal
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

Upon arriving in Hanoi, local tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to check in hotel. Free at leisure for the rest of the day. You can mooch through the streets of the city by yourself.

Hanoi City View
Hanoi City View
 

Day 2Hanoi (Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

Breakfast at hotel, you will be met at lobby of hotel at 08:00AM, join in a group to explore Vietnam’s charming capital for a day. Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone, with wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. You will visit Hanoi’s key sites: Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house, the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, West Lake, Sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Besides, visit one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). You can enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance at the end of the tour. After tour, you will be drop off at your hotel.

Water Puppet Performance
Water Puppet Performance
 

Day 3Hanoi Halong Bay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Legend White Dolphin cruise or similar

This morning, you will be picked up at lobby of hotel around 7:30 and start your trip to Halong Bay. En route, we will drive through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where you can see Vietnamese village life. Upon arriving at Halong Bay, board a beautiful traditional junk, spending 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, you will enjoy a wonderful seafood meal. You will also have an opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat.

Halong Bay
Halong Bay
 

Day 4Halong Bay Hanoi

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Hanoi Tu Linh legend hotel or similar

If you get up early, you can enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on board. Enjoy a hearty breakfate before the boat making its way back and stop at the Cave of Surprises, which is full of stalagmites and stalactites. The cruise boat sails back to the main harbour and the return Hanoi around 4.30 pm. You will be dropped at hotel in Hanoi and enjoy your free and leisure time on your own.

Sunrise at Halong Bay
Halong Bay
 

Day 5Hanoi Ho Chi Minh

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

After breakfast, our driver will pick you up at the hotel lobby and transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. You will have leisure time on your own arrangement.

Ho Chi Minh City View
Ho Chi Minh City View
 

Day 6Ho Chi Minh My Tho Can Tho(Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Can Tho Home stay
 

Pick up from hotel and set off for My Tho, which is located on the northern banks of the Mekong River, where you will visit a large food market. Around the My Tho area you will find a maze of small canals that can be explored on one of the many organized boat tours. We will take a boat ride on the Mekong River and visit an orchard on an island before lunch en route. A visit to a snake farm is arranged on the way to Can Tho.

Can Tho
Can Tho
 

Day 7Can Tho Ho Chi Minh(Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

With an early breakfast this morning, you will enjoy an exciting day. Take a boat trip to the Floating Market and watch the locals selling and exchanging goods in their small boats. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit Dong Tam Snakes Farm – the largest snake farm in Vietnam. A delicious lunch is arranged at the Mekong Rest Stop.

Floating Market Can Tho

Floating Market Can Tho
 

Day 8Ho Chi Minh (Group tour)

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar

After breakfast, depart for Cu Chi Tunnels at 8:00 am. It takes about 1.5 hours bus driving. Before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction by video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions of the war time. Then you will spend your time exploring the remaining area and tunnel systems which includes the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers. You will find many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla’s food during the war) will be served.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh at 14:00. Have free time in the afternoon for sightseeing or shopping by yourself.

Cu Chi Tunnels
Cu Chi Tunnels
 

Day 9Ho Chi Minh Phnom penh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar

Free at leisure before transfer to airport for the flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at airport of Phnom Penh, our tour guide will meet and transfer you to hotel for check-in. After Lunch, you will visit the highlights site of Phnom Penh: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Friendship Monument, Independence Monument and National Garden Park.

Royal Palace
Royal Palace
 

Day 10Phnom Penh

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In OKAY Boutique Hotel or similar

Today you will have a classic city tour of Phnom Penh. In the Morning, visit Wat Phnom, the historical cradle of Phnom Penh Capital, then discover to the Khmer traditional culture at National fine-art Museum. After lunch depart to visit Toulsleng S21, the witness of Pol Pot genocidal regime and Cheuong Ek Killing Fields.

Silver Pagoda
Silver Pagoda
 

Day 11Phnom Penh Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: In Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar

In the Morning, take the flight to Siem Reap and transfer to Visit Angkor Thom Temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Lunch served at a local restaurant and then transfer to hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng.

Angkor Wat
Angkor Wat
 

Day 12Siem Reap

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: In Somadevi Angkor Hotel or similar
 

Enjoy Angkor Wat Sunrise and Visit Angkor Thom temples: Victory Gate, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Lunch served at local restaurant and hotel check-in. Afternoon enjoy the spectacular architecture and sculpture of the World Heritage at Angkor Wat and view the sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng. Dinner enjoying Apsara Traditional Performance. Overnight Siem Reap.

Bayon Temple
Bayon Temple
 

Day 13Siem Reap Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: In Villa Santi Hotel or similar

After breakfast, have a boat excursion to view wonderful landscape of Tonle Sap Great Lake and explore local fishermen’s floating villages. Return to the town for lunch and at leisure in the afternoon for shopping until transfer to the airport for your own departure flight for Luang Prabang, where the local guide will also pick you up from hotel and transfer to check in hotel.

Tonle Sap Great Lake
Tonle Sap Great Lake
 

Day 14Luang Prabang

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Villa Santi Hotel or similar

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving ritual to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. Stop and visit fresh local markets and back to hotel for breakfast.

This morning transfer to the pier where you board a traditional long trail boat, for a relaxing cruise upstream on the mighty Mekong River. Enjoy stunning mountain scenery and witness the simple rural lifestyles. You will reach Pak Ou Caves at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Ou Rivers. In these 2 caves are displayed hundreds of sacred centuries-old Buddha images which are the object of pilgrimages during the Lao New Year festivities around mid-April. Cruise back Luang Prabang. Stop and visit Ban Xangkhong, a weaving village, where you can jump into wooden looms with local expert for practical and experience.

In the afternoon, driving through green rice paddies and farms. On your arrival at the Kuang Si Waterfall, enjoy your short walking on trails of falls to visit the bear rescued center. Enjoy spectacular views and surrounding of orchids inside the park and falls cascade over many calcified tiers and down several hundred feet into a series of cool, turquoise pools. Return to Luang Prabang.

Morning Alms
Morning Alms
 

Day 15Luang Prabang Vientiane

Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: In Sabaidee at Laos or similar
 

Visit to the most photographed temple, Wat Xiengthong. Located at the end of peninsular closed to the confluence of Mekong and Khan River.Continue to former Royal Palace, now the National Museum. Visit Wat Mai, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief. During Pimai, the Lao New Year, the Prabang normally housed in the Royal Palace Museum is brought and put on public display in this temple.

Then take afternoon flight to Vientiane. Wandering in night market (open every day) on the bank of Mekong River.

Wat Xiengthong
Wat Xiengthong
 

Day 16Departure Vientiane

Meal: Breakfast

This morning, visit Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Then, visit the huge golden That Luang monument, where all Lao citizen respect as holy pagoda. Vientiane’s own Victory Monument, which looks like the Arc de Triumph. This was built at the end of the Indochina wars with money rumored to be American, and earmarked for the airport’s new runway. Thus the departing Americans dubbed this monument the vertical runway! Have a look at the lovely arches inside the monument.

Transfer to airport to catch your flight for departure.

Arc de Triumph Vientiane
Arc de Triumph Vientiane

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Due to the uncertainties of this tour, such as special local conditions , the changes of accommodation rate, etc, the tour has to be tailor-made and its price is on request. Please tell us in advance your group information inclusive of departure date, number of pax, and other individual needs, which will be helpful to work out a fit program and the right price.

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