9D8N Cambodia, Laos & Vietnam Tour Packages
Day 1: Siem Reap – Arrival
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by our escort guide and driver then transfer directly to hotel for check in. Simply enjoy your own time or make your first own walking tour around central area; old market, pup-street or even night market. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Full Day Angkor Discovery
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off at 8.00am for full day guided Angkor exploration, start with the south gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces, stroll to explore Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king, terrace of elephant & Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning tree roots where Lara Croft Tomb Raider was filmed. Enjoy delicious set lunch at Triple K air conditioning restaurant. After lunch, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest monument in the world. Unlock the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia. Next, enjoy the hiking up to Phnom Bakheng to watch the spectacular sunset or alternatively go to Pre Rup temple as if Phnom Bakheng is always touristy. Evening, transfer to have set dinner followed by Apsara traditional dance performance at our selected local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Kompong Phluk Stilt Houses, Mangrove & Flight to Luang Prabang
Breakfast is at hotel. We set off at 8.00am to Kompong Phluk; one of the stilt house village located at the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. On the way, we stop to stroll around Rolous market with interesting of local trades then we drive and process to embark a private sheltered boat, enjoy sightseeing along the canal before the excursion reaches the stilt houses. The boat slides slowly through high stilted houses, come across the highlight of fishing activities. Witness how life works on the water and how people make the lake as home. Resume by canoe to explore the mangroves with pleasant surroundings, we may see the water-birds and monkeys before we dock to our regular boat to see the great lake of Tonle Sap, unlock Tonle Sap’s eco-system and its rich biosphere. Disembark and return to hotel for the rest of your free time in Siem Reap before transferring to airport for flight (17:05 –18:35) to Luang Prabang, Laos. Upon your arrival in Luang Prabang, our tour guide and driver will meet you at arrival gate then transfer to hotel for check in. Have free time in the evening. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Note: We alternatively go to visit floating village at Chong Kneas instead of Kompong Phluk if the water level is still low. At Chong Kneas, it doesn’t have mangrove so canoe is not available. It’s a bit difficult to predict on the weather (Generally, it begins to rain from July).
Day 4: Pak Ou Caves & Luang Prabang Tour
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. We depart to explore the mystery of Pak Ou Caves where you will see hundreds of sacred Buddha statues, lacquered in gold in different shapes. Embark the boat cruising along the great Mekong River, passing the stunning nature, from the distance, you will see the limestone cliffs where we disembark to discover the hidden Pak Ou Caves. Learn from your guide about religious story and wander to capture photos of the impressive Buddha images. Return and admired by Lao rice wine, paper wood handicraft & observe silk weaving. Have lunch at a selected local restaurant. Afternoon, visit the notable Royal Palace Museum which dates from the early 20th century and it’s a good chance for you to learn more about Lao culture and history. Next, wander around Wat Xieng Thong with its important history& its characteristic Luang Prabang style. Near the end of the day, we climb to the top of Mount Phousi to watch spectacular sunset (if weather is good) over Luang Prabang & the Mekong. Evening, enjoy set dinner at a selected local restaurant before we go to idyllic Luang Prabang night market for shopping. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Alms Ceremony, Kuang Si Waterfall & Flight to Hanoi, Vietnam
Breakfast is at hotel. Today we rise a bit early to see alms giving ceremony, it is good chance to learn about local culture when monks are in saffron robes from Luang Prabang’s temples walking in long silent processions searching for offerings left to them by the faithful. Return hotel for breakfast before strolling around Phousi Market for interesting trading activities, drive & en-route at some ethnic villages to unlock the culture & local life. Continue to the most beautiful Kuang Sy waterfall in Laos, enjoy swimming and cooling down for a few hours or you may want to trek down the jungle trails to visit black bear sanctuary (included) and witness how it’s being protected. Our guide and driver transfer you to airport for flight (19:10 – 20:10) to Hanoi, Vietnam. Upon your arrival in Hanoi, you will be greeted by our escort guide and driver then transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Hanoi.
Note: There isn’t daily direct flight from Luang Prabang to Hanoi. We will notify you if the flight has 1 stop or it is direct flight to Hanoi. Package rates should be varied depending on direct/indirect flight.
Day 6: Hanoi City Tour & Water Puppet Show
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is at hotel. The city tour begins with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh and the nation’s founder, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and through October - November), the colonial Presidential Palace which was originally the French Governor Office and the rural style of Ho Chi Minh’s house. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, visit the One Pillar Pagoda – built in the 11th Century. Continue to the Temple of Literature known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070. Have lunch at a selected local restaurant. Afternoon, resume visit one of remarkable Hanoi’s museums including Fine Arts museum or Museum of Military History. Next, we’re heading to Hoan Kiem Lake – is the center point of Hanoi whose name is “The Return Sword Lake” that leads to Ngoc Son Temple. Your discovery is inspired by an hour cycle orientation of the Old Quarter with its ancient streets representing traditional trades from the past. Finish the tour at the Thang Long Opera Theatre admired by a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi to Halong Bay & Halong Bay Cruise
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Breakfast is at hotel. Prepare with light pack up then be ready by 8.00am at hotel’s lobby for being picked up by shuttle bus for the journey (3.5 hrs) to Halong Bay. Get on board and enjoy welcome drink. Lunch is served on board while the cruise slides slowly along the fascinating Halong Bay for sightseeing. Immerse into fabulous scenery of this world heritage site, enjoy the natural beauty, caves, and limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters. We explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Continue to Titov Island where we go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay before enjoying sunset party on the sundeck. Dinner is served on board and overnight in the cruise for 1 night.
Note: Cruise itinerary will be varied according to weather conditions and each cruise
company has slightly different itineraries. However, we will provide cruise itinerary detail once you confirmed which cruise you’d like to book.
Day 8: Halong Bay Cruise & Halong to Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Breakfast is served on board. Experience Tai Chi on the sundeck followed by hot tea and coffee. After breakfast, the cruise slides slowly through picturesque scenery within the peaceful morning. You can do kayaking around the hidden area then we watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the cooking class while we’re heading back to the harbor. Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch before reaching the harbor at noon then catch awaiting shuttle bus back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi - Free Time & Departure
Breakfast is at hotel. Enjoy the rest of your time in Hanoi then meet our car driver (no tour guide) at your hotel’s lobby, transfers directly Hanoi internal airport for flight departure back home. Say Goodbye to Vietnam.
- Accommodation in double/twin room share
- Check out time: 12.00pm
- 1 night in the cruise at Halong Bay
- Breakfast is provided by hotels/cruise
- All taxes are included
- Experienced local English speaking tour guide as programmed
- Round trip airport transfers
- Travel in a private air conditioning vehicle
- Round trip by shuttle bus to/from Halong Bay
- 2 bottled water + 2 wet tissue/day
- Meals are mentioned in program
- Internal flight tickets Flight fare subject to change (Siem Reap to Luang Prabang & Luang Prabang to Hanoi)
- All entrance fees
- All sightseeing & activities as programmed
- Private boat excursion/canoe as programmed
- Vietnam approval visa letter
- Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam entry visa
- All stamping fees
- International/domestic flight tickets
- Cancellation, travel insurance, repatriation & baggage
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Tipping and services are not mentioned
- Luggage handling
- Single supplement surcharge
- Lunch and dinner are not mentioned
- Peak Season surcharge from 22 Dec to 10 Jan & Chinese New Year & public holidays (TBA)
- Compulsory gala dinners on 24th & 31st Dec if required
REMARKS: MIN 4 ADULTS TO GO / PRICE PER ADULT
: LOW SEASON GOING