Day 1: Luang Prabang arrival (L)
You will be welcomed to Luang Prabang airport by your guide.
Once the heart and soul of the ancient kingdom of Laos, Luang Prabang is now a designated World Heritage-listed site. The city is filled with ornate temples, French colonial architecture and has a truly magical feel about it.
You will visit major sites including the National Museum, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun, the shrine of Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong.
You will then climb up to the top of Phousi Mountain for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa, as well as see a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, you will go to explore the Night Market, where you can find lovely crafts and handmade textiles sold by local and hill tribe people from the surrounding area.
Lunch at local restaurant.Dinner on your own.Overnight in Luangprabang.
Day 2: Luang Prabang –Pak Ou Cave (B;L)
Breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple.
We then board a boat embarking 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.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.
On return, we overland local villages at Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan continue seeing the royal temple at Wat Longkhoun, which once belongs to royal family patronage and near by Sackarine Caves.
We cross to city and take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its hand weaving.
Dinner on your own.Overnight in hotel in Luang Prabang.
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Flight to Hanoi (B)
Suggest flight : LPQ –HAN (08:50 -09:50) charge from $168/pax/ticket
Breakfast, transfer to the airport for Hanoi.
Arrive at Hanoi and welcomed by our guide then transfer to the hotel.
Free time in Hanoi old quarter.
Meals on your own.Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi – city tour (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, spend your day taking a tour around the capital and visiting such sites as
the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside),a large memorial in Hanoi, located in the centre of Ba Dinh Square, which is the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence on September 2, 1945.
his former residence,stilt house of Ho Chi Minh, the founder of modern Vietnam, fondly known as “Uncle Ho”.
One Pillar Pagoda, the emperor Lý Thái Tông constructed the temple in gratitude for this in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond, similar to the one he saw in the dream that he met the bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, who handed him a baby son while seated on a lotus flower
Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in the city.
Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first national university.
Lunch in a restaurant.
In the afternoon, continue to the Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam
Discover Hoan Kiem Lake, meaning "Lake of the Returned Sword" , where emperor Lê Lợi was boating on the lake when his magic sword, Heaven’s Will, was grabbed by a turtle who quickly disappeared into the depths
Ngoc Son Temple, being built on the Jade Islet and dedicated to Confucian and Taoist philosophers and the national hero, Trần Hưng Đạo
and enjoy a rickshaw tour in the Ancient Quarter with its antique shops.
Dinner on your own.Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi –Halong (B/L/D) (160km -3h30) –Joining tour
08.00 – 8:30: The Swan shutter bus will pick you up from your hotel and heading to Northeast of Vietnam
12.30: Arrive at Swan office, transferred by tender to Swan Cruise.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink, be briefing about safety on boat and activities included then check in cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu while leisurely cruising to the core of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive to Cap La Island the beautiful area in Bai Tu Long bay. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner onboard.
20.30: Free time for joining Games, you may also try your luck with squid fishing.
Overnight onboard with Swan Cruise.
Day 6: Halong- Hanoi (B/L) ( 160km-3h30)-Joining tour
06.30: Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food
08.00: Explore the Thien Canh Son. Guide will explain the history of Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay and this Cave, made by Mother Nature
09.30: Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
Please remove all of your belongings from your cabin, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabin (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10.30: Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12.00: Disembark in Hon Gai pier
12.30: Farewell Halong Bay then returns to Hanoi
17.30: Drop off your hotlelOvernight in Hanoi.
Attention: The itinerary Halong bay is subject to change due to the weather, tide level and operating conditions without prior notice.
Day 7: Hanoi – Danang –Hoian (B/L) ( 750km-1h10 :by plane)
Suggest flight: HAN-DAD (09:30 -10:50 ) by VN airline –Charge from $85/pax/ticket
After breakfast in the hotel, transfer to Noi Bai Airport for a short flight to Danang located in the centre of Vietnam.
Guests are welcomed by our guides when arriving in Danang and transferred directly to the Cham Museum.
The luggage is taken care of by porters and delivered separately to the hotel.
After visiting the Cham Museum, which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world, transfer to the charming historic town and the former trading port of Hoi An.
Lunch is served in a typical local restaurant, Tam Tam restaurant.
In the afternoon, taking a walking tour around Hoi An ancient town and exploring its treasures: the Japanese Bridge, PhucKien Assembly Hall, PhungHung Old Merchant House.
Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoian – Danang –Hue (B/L) (100km-2h30)
After breakfast in the hotel, free time until the transfer by air-conditioned coach over the spectacular Pass of Ocean Clouds to Hue. Hue is the former imperial capital of Vietnam from which the Nguyen Dynasty of emperors ruled from 1802 till 1945.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel, City of the Nguyen Dynasty (1804-1945), Visit some of the most highly revered site in this World Heritage area; The Flag Tower, South Door, Edict Pavilion, Supreme Harmony Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 9: Hue- Thien Mu pagoda –Thuy Bieu Village –Emperor Minh Mang’s Tomb (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, pick up at your hotel, take a boat for a cruise on the gentle Huong River.
Visit Thien Mu pagoda, built in 1601 on the order of the first Nguyen lords, Nguyen Hoang, who at that time was the governor of Hue.
Continue to a quiet Thuy Bieu village – 6.5 km from the city centre – a laidback village famous for growing the Thanh Tra fruit (a kind of small pomelo), visit many garden houses, a unique feature of Hue countryside, and enjoy a nice walking and biking around the village.
Visit an old communal house, pass by several ancient ancestral temples and communicate with local people.
Visit an incense making family and discover the daily life of local people while they are working strenuously with joy and enthusiasm. You may also join their activities: gardening, talking and drinking tea with them.
Back to Thuy Bieu restaurant, relax by steeping your foot in medicinal herb water – a traditional therapeutic practice and enjoy excellent massage by blind people.
Lunch at Thuy Bieu restaurant.
In the afternoon, discovery of Emperor Minh Mang’s tomb, ponds and gardens is known for its perfect harmony between architecture and its natural environment. It began to be built during his reign (1820-1841) and was completed only in 1843, two years after his death by his successor Thieu Tri.
Dinner on your own.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 10: Hue –Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) (B/L) (1150km-1h30:by plane)
Suggest flight: HUI-SGN (07:45 -09:10 ) By VN airline –Charge from $85/pax/ticket
After breakfast, transfer to Hue Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Enjoy a tour to Cho Lon and stop at Binh Tay Market and a lacquer ware factory.
Lunch in a restaurant.
In the afternoon, enjoy a tour in the Old Colonial Residential Quarter and discover the old Hotel de Ville, the Opera House, Notre-Dame Cathedral built in the 19th century, the dazzling French-style post office and the Reunification Palace (outside).
End the day with a free walk around your hotel.
Dinner on your own.Overnight in Saigon
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Flight to Siem reap (B)
Suggest flight: SGN –REP (08:10 -09:20) by Cambodia Angkor Air-Charge from $206/pax/ticket
Breakfast at hotel, transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap
Arrive at Siem Reap airport and transfer to hotel for check in.
Siem Reap Orientation visit local main shrine of Preah Ang Chheck/Chhom temple, drive to southern party of Siem Reap to embark on a short cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia’s biggest natural water body. The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen at work.
Meals on your own.
Overnight in hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Siem Reap – Angkor Temple Tour (B/L)
Early morning, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene.
The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat – one of the world’s most impressive ruins.
The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.. At 09am come back to hotel for breakfast and rest in the noon to avoid of the heats of the day until 15:00 continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. City & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight.
At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple.
Lunch at local family house. Dinner on your own.
Overnight in hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 13: Siem Reap –Angkor Temples Tour (B/D)
Get up in early morning, ride Tuk-Tuk to visit sunrise in front of Angkor Wat temple and then come back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, we continue with our vehicle to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom City and then exploring the mysterious Royal City Angkor Thom. Bayon, its 50-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphoun, Elephant Terraces, Leper King Terrace and Royal Enclosure area.
Lunch at local restaurant on your own account
Afternoon, we continue to visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. Late afternoon, visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat – one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. This evening, you will enjoy dinner with Apsara Dance Show and overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 14: Siem Reap- Tonle Sap Lake- – Depature (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Kampong Phluk Village.Kampong Phluk is a permanent floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake. You will board a local boat and cruise the waterways observing the authentic and diverse lifestyle of the local floating community. Admire the simple,yet fascination lifestyle and interact with your host to learn more about living on the water. The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, stilt houses,flooded forest,and fishermen at work. Then,come bank to visit Artisans D’Angkor and Old Market before transfer to airport to catch your flight departure to Bangkok. End of services !