Day 1 Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Welcome to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia and a place once called the Pearl of Asia. The Mekong River is alive with fishermen. They cast their nets out in long strides in search of their daily catch.
Independence Monument stands like a tower in the city center and was constructed in the late 1950’s. The tower rises over 60 feet tall and is modeled after the country’s best-known monument, Angkor Wat. When night begins to sweep across the city the fountain is lit with blue, red, and white floodlights. Settle into the luxury hotel in Phnom Penh for an overnight stay
Day 2 Phnom Penh city tour (B)
After breakfast Cambodian tour guide meets you at your hotel. Phnom Penh tour begins with a visit to the National Museum of Arts contains the largest cultural collection in the country. Some of the artifacts date as far back as the fourth century.
There are over 14,000 artifacts in the museum’s care, including a bronze statue of a reclining Vishnu. The garden is a virtual outdoor exhibition filled with bas-reliefs and stone work that date between the 6th and 11th centuries. Your tour through the history of Phnom Penh continues and the tremendous images of the country’s empirical grandeur will follow you. Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 3 Siem Reap (B-L)
Your private transfer meets you at your hotel and escorts you northward to Siem Reap, the city known as the “Gateway to Angkor.”
Angkor Wat is the best preserved example of Khmer architecture in the country. The famous temple was constructed in the 12th century as a symbol of the king’s connection to Vishnu. Overnight stay in luxury resort in Siem Reap
Day 4 Explore Majestic Angkor Wat (B)
Your tour guide meets you at your hotel and escorts you to Angkor Wat complex, this time taking you to the grand city of Angkor Thom. The entire complex is over a mile long and surrounded by five gigantic gates that stand 60 feet tall.
Bayon Temple is the most famous sanctuary in the complex. It was built in the 12th century and blends Buddhist and Hindu imagery. It is located at the center of the walled city and is meant to represent the intersection of heaven and earth. Overnight Siem Reap
Day 5 Tonle Sap lake (B)
Today you will step away from the Angkor temples and make your way to the mythological shores of Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Join aboard a traditional sampan and venture into the lake’s center.
At the center of the lake you find a village that stands above the water’s surface. Some boats look to carry fishermen while other boats ferry children to and from shore.
Day 6 Flight to Saigon, Vietnam (B-D)
Say goodbye to enigmatic Angkor Wat and take a short flight to Saigon in Vientam, arrive and check in at your luxury hotel in district 1.
Spend the day exploring the exhilarating neighborhoods or enjoy some time relaxing in the comforts of your luxury hotel. For tonight, we have optional tour arranged to visit Saigon on the back of motorbike while sampling local foods, overnight stay in Saigon
Day 7 Sightseeing Saigon (B0
You awaken to the aroma of rich Vietnamese coffee before you visit the city’s sites on a walking tour. The Saigon Central Post Office is an example of elegance. The famous architect Gustav Eiffel designed the building in the late 19th century. If it wasn’t for the large painting of Ho Chi Minh that hangs at the far end of the building you might forget that you were in Vietnam all together. Latter, we visit nearby Notre Dame cathedral as well as War Remnant Museum and renowned Benh Thanh market
Day 8 Mekong River Delta (B-L)
The Mekong River Delta rushes along the southwestern edges of the countryside. Your tour guide escorts you to the riverbanks and you board a boat to discover the sensational culture of the waterway’s endless canals. Over the riverbanks the landscape is awash with paddy fields as far as the eye can see.
Come to Turtle Island where you will board a small sampan and traverse the immense snaking canals. Large palms dangle overhead. The warm afternoon light reflects off of the water. In the afternoon you will come to Cao Dai Temple to meet the colorful people involved in the creative synthesis of world religions. Overnight stay in luxury hotel in Saigon
Day 9 Flight to Hoi An (B)
Today we will take a flight to charismatic town of Hoi An located in central Vietnam. Hoi An’s narrow lanes are lined with cheerful paper lanterns. The Japanese Bridge was built in the 18th century and continues to act as an iconic image of the city’s past and present. A Taoist temple is located on the bridge’s north side and continues to be used as a place of worship.
Stand on the bridge and watch the Thu Bon River flow gently beneath you. Check in at the luxury resort and spa in Hoi An for a free afternoon and get ready for the rest of the trip
Day 10 Falvors of Hoi An (B-L)
Experience the city like a local by tasting the unique flavors of Hoi An on a tour of Central Vietnam’s popular cuisine. Your tour guide meets you at your hotel to take you through the city’s diverse tastes. You come to the local market with your guide through the zigzagging alleyways of the local market where luscious produce lines the walkways.
You are trying the city’s quintessential dish of Cao Lau. The noodles fill the bowl and are topped with shrimp. The components of the dish are layered and delicious. Each added flavor gives you a deeper understanding of the food, the culture of Hoi An, and the connective elements of Vietnam. Overnight Hoi An
Day 11 Imperial citadel of Hue (B)
After breakfast your private transfer meets you at your hotel and is ready to escort you to the imperial city of Hue. Your drive takes you over the magnificent Hai Van Pass and through the stunning mountains that rise up to 1,620 feet.
The South China Sea brushes against the base of the range. It catches the sunlight and looks sapphire. Arrive in Hue and check in to a beautiful luxury hotel for an overnight stay in historic Hue
Day 12 Hue at a glance (B-L)
After breakfast your tour guide meets you at your hotel. Fortified walls wrap one and a half miles around the grounds to protect the ancient citadel. Each wall is over six feet thick. The Imperial Enclosure is where what was once the emperor’s residence stands. It sits at the center of the citadel surrounded by stone walls 12 feet high.
The atmosphere is both reminiscent of a gloried past and steeped in the remains of the Vietnam War. Out of 148 buildings that once graced the center of the bastion only 20 remain.
Day 13 Charm of Hanoi, Capital of Vietnam (B)
Flight to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and the city is filled with modern energetic neighborhoods while also maintaining a connection to its traditions. Hoan Kiem Lake is an example of the strong connection that the city has to its culture.
The city’s bustle seems to disappear behind the quiet lush trees that surround the lake. Arrive and meet with your tour guide to transfer to your colonial style hotel
Day 14 A day in Hanoi (B-L)
The French architecture stands behind the tree-lined boulevards. The leaves add a brush of greenery to the buildings’ tawny hues. The Temple of Literature is situated near Hoan Kiem Lake. It houses the oldest university in the country which dates back to the 11th century.
The temple is dedicated to Confucius and contains a statue of the teacher atop a small altar. The scent of sandalwood fills the gallery. The red and gold painted robes stand out against the sanctuary’s wooden frame. When you walk through the first courtyard you will come to the Dai Trung Gate, known as the Great Middle Gate, edged by smaller entryways. Overnight Hanoi
Day 15 Halong Bay luxury cruise (B-L-D)
Travel by car to world renowned Halong Bay. You can see the water glowing a faded emerald in the early light. Climb aboard your traditional luxury wooden junk and venture out onto the bay. The Limestone islets are famous around the world and number up to 1,600. You can’t miss the incredible karsts that protrude from the water.
Some of the limestone is covered with lush greenery, other times you can see the dark gray boulders peeking into the sky. Later you will come to Tien Ong Cave. The colors of the limestone shift in the light from blue to gold and back again. It adds to the unparalleled natural luster of the day. Overnight on board the luxury wooden junk
Day 16 Flight to Luang Prabang in Laos (B)
The morning passes you by as you make your way from Hanoi to Luang Prabang in Laos. The city is considered to be the best representation of ancient Southeast Asian architecture. There is inherent charm in the streets that stem from the 33 temples spread throughout the city, along with the exceptional greenery that makes the urban expanse feel like a rural town.
Wat Wisunarat is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and dates back to the 16th century. Its stupa is uniquely shaped and designed to resemble a lotus flower. The temple’s interior contains a small selection of ancient stones and gilded Buddha statues. The surrounding trees are calm and the courtyard is serene.
The temple is still in use, which accounts for the low hum that sometimes emanates from the main gallery. In the evening you will find comfort in the lushness of your luxury resort and spa in Luang Prabang, Laos
Day 17 Kuang Si waterfall (B)
Luang Prabang is surrounded by mountains, which make the sun rise just a little bit more before it casts its light over the expanse of temples and trees. South of the city is the serene Kuang Si Waterfall. The water pools at the top of the three tiers and eventually leads to the main cascade of over 200 feet.
You follow the trail that takes you beneath the lush emerald canopy. On the smaller tiers you can see the water drape over the rocks like beaded curtains. You can see locals jumping off of the rocks and into the lower pools. The laughter is contagious and the images are unforgettable.
Day 18 Mekong River Delta (B)
After breakfast you are taken to the riverbanks where you will step aboard a long-tail boat leading you to the mystical Pak Ou Caves. The mountains are overrun with tremendous jungle and brush against the riverbanks. Local homes are built on stilts to account for the water’s sporadic undulations.
The caves rise over 50 feet above the river and are carved deep into the cliff. The lower cave is known as Tham Ting. The interior is filled with over 200 images of Buddha and made of mostly carved wood. Once inside the cave you feel the cool draft that comes when the earthen walls are hidden from the sun. Look out over the river and see Buddha’s innumerable silhouettes blending into the fabulous artistic landscape of Laos
Day 19 Luang Prabang free & easy (B)
A free day at your own exploration, you can relax at your luxury resort or opt for some of the optional tour we offer includes an elephant ride through the lush countryside before taking a night stroll through the Luang Prabang’s renowned night market
Day 20 Luang Prabang departure (B)
No activity for the last day of Grand Indochina Luxury Travel Cambodia Laos Vietnam Tour . Our driver will pick you up for a transfer to airport well in a head of time, departure and bon voyage
Prices for Grand Indochina luxury travel
|Price tag per person||High seasons||Low seasons|
|2 Persons||US$ 4420||US$ 4208|
|3-4 Persons||US$ 3984||US$ 3775|
|5-6 Persons||US$ 3793||US$ 3605|
Prices are valid throughout 2017 except during Vietnam Lunar New Year, around Feb.
High season month: 1,2,3,4,10,11,12
Low season month: 5,6,7,8,9