DAY 01 : LUANG PRABANG ARRIVAL (L)
Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to our hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty temples still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana - Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
DAY 02 : LUANG PRABANG (B/L)
Following breakfast, we depart hotel to the boat landing, and take an excursion (a few hours) by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away.
Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant. We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue to drive outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 03: LUANG PRABANG -VIENTIANE (B/L)
After breakfast , we visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which 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, and the Central Market are not to be missed. we visit these sights , this morning before we catch a flight back to Vientiane . Upon arrival , we see the major temples including the oldest Wat Sisaket , a temple of thusands of miniature Budha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image . On the way to the famous , sacred structure of That Luang Stupa , we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument , which is Vientianes own Arc de Triumph, sunset by Mekong riverside and late evening , overnight in Vientiane .
DAY 04: VIENTIANE HANOI (B/L)
After breakfast , we visit the Morning Market and the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong ( if time permits) The tour ends after your transfer to Wattay airport for the flight to Hanoi. Pick up and transfer to hotel check in. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 05: HANOI HALONG (B/L/D)
In the morning, transfer to Ha Long Bay. Arrive around 12:30 and board the Junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Ha Long Bay. Be lighted by seafood on board and spend your day admiring one of the natural marvels of Vietnam: visit Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, visit Sung Sot Cave and a swim at Ti Top Beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching sunset. Fishing, drinking Vietnamese wine. Dinner and overnight on the Junk.
DAY 06 : HALONG HANOI (B/L)
After breakfast, brunch on boat and discover Mans head Island, Tortoise Island, Luon Cave, Bai Tu Long Bay, Ton Island and Bai Tho Mountain. End of the cruise at 11:00, then drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 07 : HANOI DANANG HOIAN (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, its former residence, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a rickshaw tour the Old Quarter with its antique shops. Transfer to airport for flight to Danang in the early afternoon. From the port town of Danang we drive the short distance south past famous China Beach onto the enchanting town of Hoi An. Hotel check in and overnight in Hoian.
DAY 08 : HOIAN DANANG HUE (B/L)
We take a walking tour to discover Hoi An, the UNESCO World Heritage listed Ancient town, visiting 300 year old Tan Ky and Phuc Kien houses, the Japanese Covered Bridge. Departure from Hoi An, via the Marble Mountains, over the most spectacular Hai Van Pass and onto Vietnams former imperial capital and charming town of Hue, set on the banks of the Perfume River. Overnight in Hue.
DAY 09: HUE SAIGON (B/L)
Drive to visit the Imperial Citadel and the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. Check out of the hotel, and follow by a lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit the local Dong Ba market in Hue where the famous conical hats are made. Transfer to the airport to flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel to check in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 10 : SAIGON CITY CU CHI TUNNEL (B/L)
In the morning drive to Cu Chi district (75 km from HCMC) to visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels at Cu Chi. There are more than 200 km of underground tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels before returning to Saigon for Lunch. Afternoon orientation on foot from the Saigon River past the Opera House, Town Hall & Notre Dame Cathedral. Visit Reunification Palace (museum) and the famous Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 11 : SAIGON PHNOMPENH (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for the flight to PhnomPenh. Meet upon arrival at Phnom Penh International airport and transfer to hotel. Phnom Penh city tour: Visit the Victory Monument and the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures - throughout the ages. Visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 12 : PHNOMPENH SIEMREAP (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer from hotel to Phnom Penh International airport for the morning flight to SiemReap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, meet and transfer to hotel. Visit Victory Gate, the twin temples of Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Continue your tour at Banteay Kdei, surrounded by four concentric walls, Srah Srang, undoubtedly used in the past for ritual bathing and Prasat Kravan temple with its unique brick sculptures. Afternoon, visit the North Gate of Angkor Thom. Continue your tour at Preah Khan temple, built by the King Jayavarman VII and, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Visit Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake. Overnight in SiemReap.
DAY 13 : SIEMREAP (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, visit the most famous of all temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodia flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture.
In the afternoon, visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century) the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy the sunset at Angkor Wat.
Overnight in SiemReap.
DAY 14 : SIEMREAP DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to your next destination