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Tour Overview

Have some of southeast Asia's best exotic experiences through Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos. From spectacular natural scenery to diverse minority cultures, to be specific, you’re allowed to try their local specialty dishes; travel by foot and enjoy the wide expanse of rice terraces in Sapa; lost in the gentle breeze of Ha Long Bay; touch the delicate reliefs of Angkor Wat temples; witness the Morning Alms Giving Ritual in Luang Prabang; dabble in the cascading Kuangsi Waterfall with turquoise water...

Highlights of this tour:

  • Be greeted by a panoramic view ofterraced fields while trekking in Sapa’s villages at your own pace.
  • Learn about the preserved cultures of H'mong & Red Dao minorities through their colorful handicrafts and clothes.
  • Hop on a local rickshaw through the Old Quarter of Hanoi, with visits to some of the famous historic sites.
  • Appreciatethe glory of World Natural Heritage Halong Bay by a romantic cruise trip.
  • Uncover the turbulent history of Ho Chi Minh City by visiting colonial-era buildings.
  • Catch a glimpse of the busiest moments of the floating market on Mekong Delta.
  • Wander in thelargest temple complex in the world Angkor Wat and enjoy the Apsara Dinner Show.
  • Observe the Morning Alms Giving Ritualin Luang Prabang.
  • Dabble in the cascadingKuangsi Waterfall with crystal-clear water and have an enjoyable picnic nearby.

Day-by-day Itinerary

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  1. Welcome to Vietnam on your 22-day tour of Southeast Asia! After landing in Hanoi, exit the airport to meet your private driver who will transfer you to the hotel for check-in. Get some rest to recover from the jet lag.

    Meal: N/A

    Accommodation: Hanoi

  2. Start this incredible journey by visiting some historic sites in Hanoi, an ancient city with a history of more than 1,000 years. First, you will be guided to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House to learn the story of the Father of Vietnam's Independence. Then you can find the smallest and most unique temple - One Pillar Pagoda, supported only by a single pillar. After that, go to admire the Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple.

    Hanoi Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
    Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

    In the afternoon, the knowledgeable guide will accompany you to discover the cultural history and customs of the Vietnamese people at the Museum of Ethnology. Spend 1 hour exploring the Old Quarter of Hanoi by rickshaw. And then move forward to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Finally, have an enjoyable time on Water Puppet Show, Vietnam's most distinctive traditional folk stage drama.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Hanoi

  3. After breakfast, you’ll be driven 5 hours to Sapa. On the way, we will have some stops for a break or take landscape pictures. After arrival, take a short rest in the hotel and then pay a visit to the Silver Waterfall, Sapa’s one of the 10 most beautiful waterfalls with a height of 200 meter (656 feet). Afterwards, get a superb panorama of green terraced fields and imposing Lai Chau Valley at the Heaven Gate.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Sapa

    Silver Waterfall Sapa
    Silver Waterfall

  4. Take a morning stroll through a local busy market where you can find a lot of exquisite handicrafts from ethnic minority people. After that, you'll take a 3-hour hike to Lao Chai and Ta Van Villages for fresh air and magnificent views of the mountains.

    Sapa Ta Van Village
    Hike to Ta Van Village

    Trek down the terraced rice fields, pay a visit to a local family and have a brief understanding of the unique culture and daily life of ethnic minorities. In the end, drive back to Sapa.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Sapa

  5. After a bumper breakfast, you will be led to Ma Tra Village, where you can enjoy panoramic views of the valley stretching for about 12km. Continue a 3-hour trek to the serene Ta Phin Village, the home of H'mong and Red Dao minorities. Feel their warm hospitality and have lunch with the stunning scenery of vast terraced fields. After all visits, drive you back to Hanoi for the night.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Hanoi

  6. Take a 3.5-hour ride to the pier for a wonderful Halong Bay cruise. Enjoy sun-lit voyages on shimmering seas to explore mysterious caves, hidden creeks, and the interesting Vong Vieng Fishing Village. A variety of optional water activities such as swimming and diving are sure to highlight your Halong Bay trip.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: On Board

    Halong Bay Cruise
    Halong Bay Cruise

  7. Wake up for a hearty brunch with breathtaking scenery and disembark at around 10:00 am when you will meet your driver and guide waiting at the pier. Then drive you 3.5 hours to Hanoi airport to catch a flight to Hue. After arrival, a local driver will escort you to the hotel.

    Meal: Brunch

    Accommodation: Hue

  8. Start your Hue city tour with the visit to Tomb of Minh Mang, a grand funeral complex with bright colors and elaborate decorations. Then take a boat on the Perfume River to see the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda, followed by visits to the Imperial Citadel & the Forbidden Purple City, which are the largest existing ancient architectural complex in Vietnam. Next, continue the tour to the bustling Dong Ba Market to discover exquisite crafts and delicious snacks.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Hue

    Hue Dong Ba Market
    Dong Ba Market

  9. Stop at the Hai Van Pass on the way to Hoi An for beautiful coastal scenery and a panoramic view of Da Nang city. Enjoy yourself at the Non Nuoc Beach and explore the world's largest collection of Cham sculpture and art - Cham Museum.

    Da Nang Non Nuoc Beach
    Non Nuoc Beach

    Then take a nature adventure at Marble Mountains, a great place to feed your sight on amazing pictures of natural caves, unique pagodas, and rocky coastline. We will arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon and the rest of the day is your leisure time.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Hoi An

  10. Spend the whole morning learning traditional fishing skills from local fishermen. Try to stand firmly on the circular basket boat to cast the net, experiencing the fun of fishermen's life.

    Take an afternoon walk in the yellow-dominated ancient town to visit Hoi An's most recognizable landmark Japanese Covered Bridge, well-preserved Chinese god's temples, and former houses of Vietnamese traders. Learn the absorbing stories behind them from your erudite guide. Don't miss the night scene of Hoi An town with colorful paper lanterns.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Hoi An

    Vietnam Hoi An Japanese Covered Bridge
    Japanese Covered Bridge

  11. Drive to Da Nang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. After landing, the guide and the driver will pick you up to check in. Take a break and head out for Binh Tay Market and War Remnants Museum.

    After finishing the visits, you will move forward to resplendent architecture - Tan Dinh Church and Old Saigon Post Office. The following ones are Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House and Ho Chi Minh City Hall, all of which, within walking distance, feature French architectural style.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Ho Chi Minh City

    Ho Chi Minh Old Post Office
    Old Post Office

  12. Immerse yourself on the boat trip on Mekong Delta at My Tho. A canoe will take you to four small islands on Tien River. En route, make a stop at the My Tho Fish Market, where you can find fish of all shapes and sizes and almost every kind of tropical fruit you can imagine.

    Then, have a carriage ride to the Mr. Muoi Hai House for honey tea savor. Continue sailing along the Mekong River back to the dock, and then drive to Can Tho, which is famous for the floating markets. Check into the hotel and have a good rest.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Can Tho

  13. Take a boat cruise on the intricate waterways of Mekong River to Cai Rang Floating Market. It accommodates hundreds of boats filled with many kinds of fresh fruit like papaya, pineapple and mango. You will be surprised at the crowds and bustle of this market.

    Vietnam Cai Rang Floating Market
    Cai Rang Floating Market

    Afterwards, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City to catch the flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s largest city served as the capital. Upon arrival, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to the well-selected Hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Phnom Penh

  14. Viewing the dazzling Royal Palace marks a great beginning to your classic Phnom Penh tour. The Silver Pagoda, inlaid with 5,000 silver tiles on the south side of the palace complex, is the most popular spot, which is a royal temple that houses a large collection of national treasures like Buddha statues. Then proceed to the National Museum and Wat Phnom.

    Cambodia Royal Palace
    Royal Palace

    In the afternoon, our tour continues to Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields of Choeung EK where you could learn about the brutal history of the Khmer Rouge. In the evening, you are free to explore the surroundings of your hotel.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Phnom Penh

  15. Today you will be taken to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap after breakfast. When landing, meet your driver and guide at the airport exit and they will escort you to the hotel for a good rest.

    After lunch, spend the afternoon visiting the largest temple monument in the world, Angkor Wat. At dusk, walk up the Phnom Bakheng Temple to enjoy an awesome sunset view of Angkor Wat and its surrounding areas.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  16. Step into the south gate of Angkor Thom to admire the majestic religious complex, including Bayon Temple and Elephant Terrace. The whole afternoon is free for you to arrange your activities.

    Angkor Wat Bayon Temple
    Bayon Temple

    In the evening, you can enjoy the Apsara Dinner Show with traditional Khmer music and dance performances as well as authentic Cambodian cuisine.

    Meal: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

  17. Wake up early for a sunrise view at Angkor Wat and then move forward to Banteay Srei Temple to admire the exquisite reliefs. En route, we will pass by some local villages where you could get in touch with the life of the locals.

    After lunch, marvel at the sight of jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm, huge vines winding around the foundations of buildings. Today's tour ends at Takeo Temple, the first temple built entirely of sandstone in Khmer history.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Siem Reap

    Angkor Wat Ta Prohm Temple
    Ta Prohm Temple

  18. After breakfast, you’re going to be transferred to a Khmer village first and then take a boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake, where you could take colorful photos of floating wooden houses.

    Afterwards, catch a flight to Luang Prabang (Laos' famous ancient capital and Buddhist center). Your private guide and driver will wait for you at the airport exit and transfer you to your hotel for check-in.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Luang Prabang

  19. Get up early to witness the Alms Giving Ritual - faithful locals wait quietly by the roadside to give prepared food to the monks. Then have a visit to Phosy Market, the biggest market in Luang Prabang by far with several hundred kinds of merchants selling a large variety of products, such as vegetables, clothes, hardware, and school supplies. After that, go back to your hotel for breakfast.

    Laos Alms Giving Ceremony
    Alms-Giving Ceremony

    In the afternoon, you will be led to the Royal Palace Museum, a residence for the Laos Royal Family built from 1904 to 1909 during the French colonial period. Then visit Wat Xieng Thong (the grandest Buddhist temple of Luang Prabang), Wat Visoun (Luang Prabang’s oldest temple), Wat Aham (a holy place for meditation ) and Wat Mai (meaning "new temple"). Later, walk up the Mountain Phousi to enjoy a sunset view. Phousi Night Market, the last stop of today’s tour, offers a crazy collection of foods, like baguettes, and Laos coffee.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Luang Prabang

  20. Today enjoy a leisure cruise on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which is home to a great number of small wooden Buddha statues. On the way, we will have a stop at the Ban Xanghai Village to taste local rice wine and see the extraction process. After returning to Luang Prabang, you will be driven to Ban Xangkhong, where the people are good at making traditional Saa paper made from mulberry trees.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Luang Prabang

  21. Dabble in the cascading Kuang Si Waterfall, where you can go swimming in the bluish-green pools. Take a trekking trip along the mysterious forest paths near the waterfall and have an enjoyable picnic with a deep breath of fresh air. Afterwards, drive back to Luang Prabang for the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, take a comfortable drive to your hotel and enjoy your leisure time.

    Meal: Breakfast & Lunch

    Accommodation: Hanoi

    Laos Kuang Si Waterfall
    Kuang Si Waterfall

  22. After enjoying breakfast at your own pace, this 22 days Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos tours have a happy ending. Your guide will pick you up and escort you to the airport for your flight. Wish you a pleasant journey home!

    Meal: Breakfast

    Accommodation: N/A

Price Includes

  • Private vehicles with good air conditions;
  • Excellent English-speaking guides & experienced drivers;
  • Flights from Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh - Siem Reap, Siem Reap - Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang - Hanoi;
  • Hotels & meals mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Entrance tickets to the scenic spots, performances, boat trips as mentioned;
  • 1 bottle of mineral water for each person per day;

Price Excludes

  • Flights to or off Hanoi;
  • Meals not mentioned throughout the itinerary;
  • Any optional activities & any items not mentioned in the itinerary;
  • Travel insurance;
  • Personal expenses (such as telephone, drinks);
  • All kinds of gratuities for guides, drivers & others.

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