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WORLD HERITAGE SITES  OF INDOCHINA 15 DAYS

WORLD HERITAGE SITES OF INDOCHINA 15 DAYS

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DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL 
 
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, you are welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi’s central district. Leave luggage at hotel and visit Hanoi Old Quarter with tour guide, then transfer to hotel for check in. Free your leisure in the afternoon.
 
Meal:  Not Included
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
 
DAY  2: HANOI CITY TOUR 




 Morning, our guide will meet you at hotel and start to visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex with your private guide. Visit Ba Dinh Square, where silent sentries guard the marble and granite mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state. See the simple cottage where Uncle Ho lived and worked and visit the nearby Ho Chi Minh Museum – an extraordinary tribute to the life of the “father of the country”. Carry on to the Governor’s Residence, a fine example of Hanoi’s French architecture, followed by a stop at the One Pillar Pagoda to hear the legend of its construction. Continue to the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and dedicated to Confucius, for a quick escape from the busy streets. Enjoy lunch at restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit Thang Long Royal Citadel (NEW) – recognized recently as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO. Continue the tour with Museum of Ethnology containing more than 10,000 objects, 15,000 black and white photos and hundreds of video tapes and cassettes which depict all aspects of life, activities, customs, and habits of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Then, stop Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Visit Hanoi Old Quarter by cyclo . Drop you at hotel. Free at your leisure in the evening.
 
Meal:  Breakfast, 
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
 
 DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY/ OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE




Morning pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel for transfer to Halong Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. The transfer is approximately 3 hours. You will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields and you may stop on the way to admire the local scenery. 
Arrive in Halong City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served. Start cruising while having lunch on board and enjoy the mighty bay view.
Arrive in Halong City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk when your journey across Halong Bay starts. Halong Bay meaning Descending Dragon Bay in Vietnamese as legend has it that it was where a holly dragon landed down from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2.
After lunch, take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbath on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with an opportunity to interact with local people who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. An optional kayaking trip is available weather permitting. Back onboard enjoy a lavish dinner and enjoy the bay view at sunset. Spend a night on board.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 
Accommodation: Overnight on cruise   

  
DAY 4:  HALONG BAY - HANOI - FLY TO HUE

Wake up with Tai Chi exercises on the sundeck and continue cruising the Bay. Enjoy breakfast buffet in the restaurant, then visit the limestone grotto. Enjoy lunch on board and disembark in Halong City around 12.00 noon and private transfer to Hanoi airport. Say goodbye to the crew then transfer to Hanoi. Arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.
11:00: Transfer back Hanoi by private vehicle. Arrive in Hanoi around 17.00, you are transfered to Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, local guide welcome you and takes you to hotel for check in. 

Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation:  Overnight at hotel in Hue.  

DAY 5:HUE CITY TOUR 



Morning, meet our guide at your hotel and take a full day tour of Hue City, the former Imperial Capital of Vietnam for the 1802-1945 period and the last refuge of Vietnamese feudalism. The city’s beauty is characterized by a natural scenic landscape and an extensive variety of historical relics. Begin with Hue Citadel, a well-known UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site which is a 520 ha fortress-like grand complex built in the early 1800s and featuring three enclosures separated by heavy ramparts namely Kinh Thanh Hue (Civic City) as the outer, Hoang Thanh (Royal City) as the middle and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City) as the inner. Continue to Khai Dinh Tomb, the burial site of Vietnam’s second-to-last king, and the most elaborate compared to other kings’ tombs. The tomb shows a vivid European influence in architecture despite its Asian style. Next, visit Tu Duc Tomb, one of the Nguyen Dynasty’s finest architectural works nested in a pine forest where the 4th emperor of the Nguyen family was laid to rest.


Afternoon, a boat cruise along the Perfume River will be made to enjoy the open view of the river and its surroundings. Stop along the way and land on shore to visit two prominent historical landmarks namely the Minh Mang Tomb, where the 2nd Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty was buried, and Thien Mu Pagoda, an active Buddhist monastery overlooking the river from a vantage point with its origin dating back to 1601. End of day, stop for shopping at Dong Ba market, which is the city’s traditional commercial center. 

 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hue.

  
DAY 6: HUE - QUANG BINH - PHONG NHA CAVE - HUE 



Have breakfast at hotel. Drive about 200km from Hue to the Son River in Quang Binh province, where we embark on boat trip to the famed caves at Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park. The Park is one of the world's two largest limestone regions. Comparing with 41 other world heritage sites which have karsts, Phong Nha has dissimilar geomorphic, geologic and biotic conditions. The karsts of Phong Nha can be traced back to Palaeozoic 400 million years ago. This makes Phong Nha the oldest major karst in Asia. The area has numerous grottoes and caves. Vietnamese and British scientists have so far surveyed a total of 20 caves with a total length of 70 km. Of these surveyed caves, 17 were in the Phong Nha area and three in the Ke Bang area. Following the narrow underground river, you enter the most impressive Phong Nha cave. The Cave is famous for it’s rock formation which have been given names such as the "Lion", the "Fairy Caves", the "Royal Court", and the "Buddha". Afterwards, you return to Dong Hoi for lunch before driving back to Hue.
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hue.
 
DAY 7: HUE - HOI AN HALF DAY CITY TOUR 




Morning, transfer to Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass (Ocean Cloud Pass). Enjoy a stunning headland-and-bay panoramic view from the pass, which for miles hugs the mountainside along the shoreline and overlooking the Pacific Ocean.  Stop on the way to visit Marble Mountain & Lang Co Beach. Lunch at a downtown restaurant
Afternoon, visit half day city tour to discover the charm of Hoi An as a renowned World Heritage Site. Once a bustling maritime commercial port of Asia between 15th and 19th centuries, Hoi An is now a peaceful town of exceptionally well-preserved architecture, lifestyles and traditions. The town exemplifies a fascinating fusion of cultures between Vietnam and the outside world including China, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines. Highlights for sightseeing include the town’s iconic 400-year-old Covered Bridge with a small temple attached to one side as a prominent example of Japanese architecture, the Museum of Trade Ceramics which is an elegant Vietnamese style wooden house built in 1858 showcasing antique ceramic artifacts, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House typifying an ancient Chinese merchant residence, the Ong Temple built in 1653 by Chinese settlers to worship Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general whose character stands for loyalty, bravery and justice and the local market vibrant with colors and activities. 
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.  
 
 
DAY 8: HOI AN - MY SON HOLYLAND - DA NANG - SIEM REAP/ FLIGHT ( 17.30 - 19.30)


Today, transfer about 40 km West of Hoi An to visit My Son Sanctuary, another UNESCO-recognized world heritage which was once a religious center of Cham people where royal ceremonies and burials were performed. The site now is a colony of partially ruined Hindu temples from the total of 70 constructed by Cham Kings between the 4th and the 14th Centuries in dedication to god Shiva. It is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is often compared with other temple heritages of Southeast Asia such as Angkor in Cambodia, Ayuthaya in Thailand or Borobudur in Java.  You will be transferred to Da Nang Airport for flight to Siem Reap.
 
Meal:  Breakfast,  
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.   

DAY 9 : SIEM REAP - TEMPLE WITH TA PROHM - PREAH KHAN



After breakfast, your guide will pick you up and transfer to visit the unique brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Ta Prohm. One of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking like very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when Europea n explorers first stumbled upon them. A visit will also be made to Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda afterwards.

Afternoon, continue to visit Preah Khan temple. It was built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Continue your visit to Neak Pean, a fountain (built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, Eastern Mebon, guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation, and Pre Rup, the mountain-temple until sunset. Then, back to the hotel. 
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap 
 
 
DAY 10: ANGKOR COMPLEX FULL DAY 




Today, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom, built in the 12th century: the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique f or 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.

After a short your rest, you will visit the most famous of all the 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 Cambodian flag. This masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. End of day take a relaxing stopover at Prasat Chrung visiting Tadev Hole and temple with the best Sunset. Return to your hotel and end of the tour
 
Meal:  Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap 
 
DAY 11: SIEM REAP -  LUANG PRABANG/ FLIGHT 


Have breakfast at hotel, then you will be transferred to airport for International flight to Luang Prabang. 
Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, local guide will welcome you and take you to hotel for check in.
 
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang.  
 
DAY 12: LUANG PRABANG - FULL DAY CITY TOUR 




Enjoy breakfast at hotel. Your full day city tour begins after breakfast, with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s old est temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then visit Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas. From there we stroll around to visit Wat Aham, which was once the residence of Sangkharat, the supreme head of Lao Buddhism. Have lunch at restaurant.
We continue our visit town of Luang Prabang, the ancient capital of the old Kingdom of Laos, Luang Prabang is a town that gathers traditional Lao architecture and French colonial buildings from the 19th and 20th century in a remarkably well-preserved blend of European and Asian cultures.
 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang. 
 

 DAY 13: LUANG PRABANG - PAK OU CAVE - XIENGMENE



Today we embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, firstly stopping at Xiengmene Village, where we visit Wat Long Khun temple and the limestone cave Tham Sakkarin, and a tour around Ban Xiengmene village. We then continue by boat up the Mekong which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside as well time to explore the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. After lunch, we return by road back to town. Along the way, we visit the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine and continue to typical Lao villages at Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its handmade Jute Sar paper.
 
Meal: Breakfast, 
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang. 


DAY 14: LUANG PRABANG - RICE EXPERIENCE - KHOUANG SI WATERFALL



After breakfast, we drive to Living Land Lao Organic Farm at Phoung Van village. Upon arrival, your guide and the representative of the farm will brief about the historical and activity of the farm. 
After that it is your chance to experience the real activities and life of a Lao far mer. You will really have your hand on all the activities including ploughing, seeding, manuring, until reaping the harvest.  For sure you will know how hard to grow the rice. Last but not least, we will have a short visit to the vegetable garden and the guide will teach you how to realize many type of vegetable. It is really exciting to learn all those things for the first time.  Lunch is served at restaurant
Later on, we drive to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths. Before coming back to Luang Prabang, we still have time to visit Kuang Si Falls Butterflies Park, newly opened January 2014; it is now one of the must-see spots in Luang Prabang. We return to the city by late evening, for observing the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath.
 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch 
Accommodation: Overnight at hotel in Luang Prabang. 

DAY 15: LUANG PRABANG DEPARTURE 

You are free at leisure until transfer to the airport for flight departure


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Tour prices shown are “  per person”, based on a traveling party at least 2 adults. If you intend to travel alone, the cost is might be much higher.
                        
NOTE: Amendments CAN be made to this tour to suite your requirement, but may incur price changes
 

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  • Transportation by private car with air condition  as itinerary
  • 1 night accommodation on cruise 3* - joining group tour
  • Accommodation at hotel 4* with daily breakfast. 
  • Group tours joining with other tourists in Halong bay 
  • Tours, sightseeing, and boat rides according to itinerary with local English speaking guides
  • Meals according to itinerary: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch ; D = Dinner
  • Private boat trip in  Hue , Tonle Sap Lake 
  • Sharing boat trip to Pak Ou Caves
  • Water during the trip: 02 mineral water bottle/ day/ person.

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  • Meals not mentioned in itinerary ;
  • Drinks, gratuities and expenses of a personal nature
  • Tipping for tour guides and drivers (recommended at least US$ 5/day for guide and US$ 3/ day for driver)
  • International & domestic flights.
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Put your first steps in Vietnam which own a lot of beautiful places, stop in Hanoi with a thousand -year - old of culture and history , then admire what nature created in Halong bay, immerse yourself in the oustanding palaces in Hue, you are supprised by the dramatic limestone and karsts in Phong Nha Cave in Quang Binh,  enjoy peaceful atmosphere of Hoi An. Take flight to Siem Reap and explore all major valuable history relics as Angkor wat, Ta Prohm, Preah Khan.  Finish your Indochina tour packages discovery in Luang Prabang – the city’s old world  romance of  33 gilded wats, saffron-clad monks, exquisite Gallic cuisine and faded Indochinese villas.
 
Service Details During The Trip

It is said that the experience of living starts when you find the pleasure of enjoying, those little things around us creating unforgettable moments which lasts a lifetime. For us, each detail counts to satisfy our clients, therefore we handle client’s requests with full attention from the time we receive the enquiries until after the end of your trips to our beautiful country. Our ultimate goal is to bring the beauty of our country, our people and our culture to friends all over the world. So join us to become our next happy customers and also our friends.  You can  customize your dream vacation with the things you have always wanted to do.

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You will have legally International licensed local tour guide in each destination, from welcome until farewell you at the airport. Your guide will be a person who guide, help, assist and taking care of you in order to make your tour worry-free. He/ she will provide you the useful information ralate to tourist site.  Our tour guide  can help you discover its unique and amazing qualities, with great passion, discipline and knowledge not only to show you the best of Vietnam, but to allow you to feel it with all your senses.


Private Drivers & Vehicle    

Safety is first priority for transportation. Our driver is well trained and always drive clamly and safety, they are polite and helpful  with customers.  A well maintained good condition car with legal business licensed and an experienced driver to make sure you are in safe hands. To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service. Besides, we always provide the latest model vehicle for transportation, give you the most comfortable on the road. The (cold) drinking water are provided in the car.

Local Flavor Meals   

Discover traditional food and cuisine will be excellent tourist attraction in each destinations and also claimed that eating local cuisine might be an integral part of the travel experience because food serves ad both entertainment and a cultural activity. Come with us, you not only see beautiful sightseeing, attractive tourist sites, served high quality services but also enjoy traditional food and cuisine in each country you will arrive. Because  we select both restaurants and menus for you. Indochina Vibes will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us to ensure you try different food every meal in the your trip. Besides local good, we are well serve Western, Asia, Vegetarian menu for different request.  We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of your local guide.

Well-Selected Hotels   
 

We carefully select accomodation for our customers, you are always received the best choice for your stay in each destination. Hotel must be central located, good breakfast, comfortable stay, high quality services, and morden facilities, joyful decoration style.
 
Travel Visa

Most countries in South East Asia require you to obtain a visa. Please check carefully with your travel specialist regarding specific visa requirements for each country you plan to visit as the legislation does change frequently. Thailand offers a free visa on arrival to most nationalities. Other countries including Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar offer a “visa-on-arrival” service which requires you to pay a fee at the airport, or you may prefer to obtain this in advance through the relevant embassy or a visa agent. For visa-on-arrival in Vietnam, you must submit some paperwork before you arrive.

This is an option to get your visa for Vietnam instead of getting visa at the Vietnam consulate in your country.  

VISA TO VIETNAM 


Step 1: Provide us your application details

·         Your full name (as exactly seen on your passport)
·         Your gender
·         Your date of birth
·         Your nationality
·         Your passport number
·         Your passport expiration dates ( valid for at least 6 months)
·         Date of arrival ( dd/mm/yy)
·         Date of exit (dd/mm/yy)
·         Arrival airport
 
Step 2: Process your visa information into a visa application 
  

We will contact you for reviewing your visa information and then submit your application on your behalf to Vietnam Immigration department and follow other procedures pursuant to the regulations of Immigration department to get Visa approval letter granted by Immigration department.

Step 3: Send the visa approval letter via email to you after 5 - 7 working days  
 

After we obtain the visa approval letter from the Immigration department for you, we will forward you a scanned copy of it by email (Your visa information then have been recorded to the Visa system of the Vietnam Immigration department).

Step 4: Get your visa stamp on your arrival   

Just print the approval letter out, prepare 2 passport sized photos and an amount of USD ( cash) for stamping fee ($25 for single entry visa; $50 for 1 month multiple entry visa and $50 for 3 multiple entry visa). Put all above mentioned things along with your passport in a package, then show them to Immigration officer at Vietnam arrival airports.       

Upon arrival at Vietnam’s airport, expect a simple form to fill in (or contact us to require an arrival form)

VISA TO CAMBODIA

-          Visa on Arrival can be obtained at the Visa Counter upon arrival at Cambodia International Airports in Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and Preah Sihanouk. Please note that not all foreign passport holders can apply for a visa on arrival, therefore. You don’t need Visa approval letter to Cambodia, you will get Visa at airport with fees  $35/ person. The documents need to prepared as following
 
  •  A completed visa application form ( provide at airport)
  •  A Passport with at least 6 months validity
  •  One recent photograph ( 4x6 cm)
  •  Appropriate visa fee (US$35)


VISA TO LAOS
 
You can easily get Laos visa on arrival in most border crossings and all Lao International airports. 

Here are simple steps to help you get Laos visa on arrival.

1. Filling up Application form for arrival visa. You can get the form on your arrival or if you want to save waiting time then you can download the form and fill it before your arrival time, to download the Lao Application form for arrival visa click picture below.

2. You need 2 passport size photos.
3. Valid passport ( at least 6 months)
4. You need to pay fee of about USD 20-45 (Remark: the fee is varied, depending on your nationality)

There are 4 Airports in Laos that you can obtain Lao visa on arrival.

1.    Wattay International Airport in Vientiane Capital.
2.    Luang Prabang International Airport in Luang Prabang Province.
3.    Pakse International Airport in Pakse.
4.    Savannakhet International Airport in Savannakhet Province.
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