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13 Day Indochina Treasure Tour 2014

This 13 day Indochina tour encompasses the three countries that once made up French Indochina and  covers some major World Heritages of Indochina, which enables you to experience and understand the diversity of the culture, people, geography and history of the three countries. Explored together, these countries create a tour rich in experience and memories from visiting sites like Angkor Wat, the unspoilt Luang Prabang and beautiful Halong Bay.


Day 01: AUSTRALIA – SAIGON - SIEM REAP  

Depart Australia in the morning on Vietnam Airlines to Siem Reap, Cambodia via Saigonm Vietnam and arrive in the evening. Upon arrival, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Accommodation: Angkor Holiday Hotel**** - SUP.

 

Day 02: SIEM REAP (B/L/D)

Breakfast. Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at a local restaurant. Visit Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat and view lovely sunset from Phnom Bakeng. Dinner and overnight.

Accommodation: Angkor Holiday Hotel**** - SUP.

 

Day 03: SIEM REAP – LUANG PRABANG (B/L/D)

Breakfast. Visit Floating Village of Chong Khneans and take a boat trip to Tonle Sap. Then transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure to Luang Prabang, Laos. Upon arrival, visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrift Wat Mai, Wat Xieng Thong with its roof sweeping low to the ground and King Palace. Climb up to the top of Phousi Hill for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner and Overnight.

Accommodation: Villa Santi Resort**** - DLX.

 

Day 04: LUANG PRABANG (B/L/D)

Breakfast. Visit the city’s oldest temple and the magnificent which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang house. Then embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, stop at the village of Ban Xang Hai, where they make the local rice wine. On return, a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving. Overnight in Luang Prabang. 

Accommodation: Villa Santi Resort**** - DLX.

 

Day 05: LUANG PRABANG – HANOI (B/L/D)

Breakfast. Transfer to Ban Long Lao, the H’ Mong village to visit the Kuangsi waterfall and the village surrounding. In the afternoon transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Upon arrival, you are met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Accommodation: Vista Hotel**** - DLX.

 

Day 06: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Breakfast. Travel through the Red River Delta to the beautiful Ha Long Bay. The scenic drive will pass through beautiful rural landscape before arriving in the afternoon at the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay - a bay with more than 3000 islands, which time, wind and waves have sculptured into fantastic shapes. Upon arrival, check into the junk at noon. Enjoy a fantastic cruise on Ha Long Bay to visit Thien Cung Cave and Dau Go Cave. Sail around Tuan Chau Island, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island and a chance to swim at Titov Beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching the sunset and enjoy fishing, drinking Vietnamese wine and spending a night on the junk.

Accommodation: An Nam Junk - DLX.

 

Day 07: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L/D)

Breakfast. A morning cruise to visit Man's Head Island, Tortoise Island, Luon Cave, Bai Tu Long Bay, Toad Island and Bai Tho Mountain. Return to Halong City before lunch on board. Drive back to Hanoi. Visit the old quarter and enjoy a water puppet show in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Accommodation: Vista Hotel**** - DLX.

 

Day 08: HANOI – DANANG - HOI AN (B/L/D)

Breakfast. Today city tour includes such sights as Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Art Museum, the Temple of Literature and Lake of Restored Sword. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Danang. On arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to visit Marble Mountain and Cham Museum. Then drive to Hoi An. Overnight.

Accommodation: Hoi An Pacific Hotel**** - DLX.

 

Day 09: HOI AN – MY SON – HOI AN (B/L/D)

Breakfast. Visit Hoi An Town with its Japanese Bridge, Old House, Chinese Temple and Hoi An Cultural Museum. In the afternoon visit My Son, Vietnam's most important Cham ruins site and Bang An which is one of Vietnam's best preserved Cham towers. Overnight in Hoi An.

Accommodation: Hoi An Pacific Hotel**** - DLX.

 

Day 10: HOI AN – DANANG – SAIGON (B/L/D)

Breakfast. Take the morning flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to visit the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office and History Museum. This evening enjoy your dinner on Saigon River. Overnight in Saigon.

Accommodation: Eden Hotel**** - Junior DLX.

 

Day 11: SAIGON – CU CHI – TAY NINH - SAIGON (B/L/D)

Breakfast. . Drive to Cu Chi guerrilla's area and visit the underground tunnels. There are more than 200km of tunnels that were built by the Communist guerrillas during the war. Visit the Caodai Holly See temple in Tay Ninh, a place of pilgrimage of Caodaism, the unique religious cult in Southern Vietnam. Back to Saigon. Overnight.

Accommodation: Eden Hotel**** - Junior DLX.

 

Day 12: SAIGON – AUSTRALIA (B)

Breakfast. You are at leisure today for shopping until transferred to the airport for your flight homeward to Australia.

 

Day 13: AUSTRALIA

Arrive in Australia in the morning. Your unforgettable Indochina tour ends.

 

Departure Dates: 14/03, 18/04, 16/05, 13/06, 11/07, 08/08, 12/09, 10/10, 07/11/14.

 

Tour price:
Departing on 18/04, 11/07, 10/10 & 11/07/14: $3,290 per person, twin or double share.
Departing on 14/03, 22/05, 13/06, 08/08, 12/09/14: $3,190 per person, twin or double share.
Single supplement: $530.

 

PS: If you want to fly Singapore Airlines, extra cost of $450 is required.

Inclusions:
1. Vietnam Airlines air-ticket: Sydney or Melbourne – Saigon – Siem Reap – Luang Prabang – Hanoi//Saigon – Sydney or Melbourne.
2. Vietnam domestic flights and airport taxes.
3. International airport tax and fuel surcharge ($620 currently, subject to change).
4. 4 star hotel accommodation as indicated or similar on twin-shared basis.
5. One night on a 4 star Junk Boat in Halong Bay.
6. Transfers and transport by air-conditioned vehicle.
7. Cruises as stated in the itinerary.
8. Meals and sightseeing with entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary.
9. English-speaking guide.


Exclusions:
1. Vietnam visa fee (current $90 for single entry) for Australia passport holders. 
2. Cambodia visa fee (current $70 for single entry) for Australia passport holders. 
3. Laos visa fee (current $70 for single entry) for Australia passport holders. 
3. Travel insurance.
4. Tip to guide and driver.
5. Any meals and services not mentioned in the itinerary.
6. Personal expenses.



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