18 – Day Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday
Tour Route: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Cu Chi Tunnels - Siemreap - Vientiane - Luang Prabang63 Views
DAY 1: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : ARRIVAL HANOI
Upon arrival at Noibai Airport, you’ll be met by our tour guide & transferred to your hotel in Hanoi for a Check-in.
The rest of time, you’ll be free on your own.
O/N in Hanoi.
DAY 2: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : HANOI – HALONG BAY ON FLAMINGO CRUISE (B/L/D)
7:30 – 08:30: Our SHUTTLE BUS with tour guide will pick you up at your hotels (Note: This pick-up is just applied for those who use our shuttle bus service)
10h30: Stopover in Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products.
12h30: Arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Followed by activities:
+ Boarding FLAMINGO CRUISEs for departure.
+ Welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager.
+ Great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets, through Hoa Cuong floating village.
+ Exploration of Halong Bay passing by Soi Sim Beach, Coconut Three Island. Then arrive in the area of Surprising Cave.
+ Kayaking & swimming or climbing up to the mountain and getting a complete view of Halong Bay at Titov Beach
+ Joining our COOKING CLASS on the sun-deck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
+ Enjoy sunset party with fruits and wine.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, Our luxury set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities include:
+ Join the SQUID FISHING on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.
+ Or Laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
Overnight on Flamingo Cruise.
DAY 3: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L)
06:15: Tai Chi class on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the SURPRISING CAVE (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10h15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Pier. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.
16:00: Arrive in Hanoi. End of the trip!
O/N in Hanoi.
DAY 4: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days – HANOI HALF DAY CITY WALKING TOUR – FLIGHT TO DANANG – HOIAN (B)
Breakfast at hotel
From your hotel, we take you to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, walking around Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house – where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969…
The next place is One Pillar Pagoda a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature the first college of Viet Nam dedicated to Confucian. Back to Hoan Kiem Lake and have a stopover with Ngoc Son Temple
Afternoon: Free time by your own for leisure & shopping. After that, you are transferred to Noibai airport for a flight to Danang on VN 187L HANDAD 2045 2205
On arrival at Danang airport, you will be greeted by our guide and driven to Hoian Hotel for checking in.
O/N in Hoian.
Day 5 : Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : HOIAN – LEARNING FISHING – FARMING & COOKING CLASS TOUR FULL DAY
Am: In this early morning, our guide welcomes you at the hotel in Hoi An and takes you to Cam Nam fishing village to learn fishing for more experience under the instruction of the local people. Especially, you will practice by yourselves how to catch fish, how to catch the net into the river…Then you will visit green Bay Mau water coconut forest. Coming here, you have chance to row the basket boat to enjoy the tranquil atmosphere admire the revolutionary base of Hoi An in the past and use fishing tools to fish the field crab.
Leaving this beautiful land with heroic traditions, you will be transferred to continue to ride bicycle for visiting Tra Que Vegetable Village far from Hoi An Ancient Town 3km. You ride through peaceful villages and enjoy the beauty of countryside surrounding Hoi An. On arrival, you are welcomed with the friendly smiles and special drink; “E” water or local tea. Here is the chance for you to have a cooking class with the family. Under the instruction how to prepare ingredients, you will cook Hoi An special foods. Have lunch at the family.
Pm: You will dress in farming clothes, take a short walk around to visit the garden where local farmers work and use the traditional methods without having electrical machines support.
Next, you will enjoy cooking class with family. After that you are under the instruction of household; he will show you how to prepare and make the land, you fertilize green manure before growing vegetables. Watering the vegetables, which you have just grown, is the last activity in the procedure of planting them.
After that, you come back the house to relax by soaking your feet in Vietnamese herbs. This is one of the ways to refresh ourselves after the hard time in garden of Vietnamese. Then you be transferred back your hotel in Hoi An.
Inclusion: Transport, Local Boat, Basket boat and fishing tools, Bicycle & helmet, English Speaking guide, Entrance fees, Cooking clas, Lunch & Mineral water.
O/N in Hoian
DAY 6: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : HOI AN – FREE (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be free on your own to discover the hidden charms of Hoi An or laze on the beach (No Car & guide)
O/N in Hoian.
Day 7: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : HOIAN – DANANG – flight to Ho Chi Minh city (B)
After breakfast at hotel, you’ll be transferred to airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city on VN 125R DADSGN SS1 1400 1525
On arrival at Saigon, you are met and transferred to hotel for check in.
The bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafes. (If time permits) we stroll around the down town to explore the different local ways of life.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA FULLDAY TOUR IN GROUP (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be heading out of town to join group tour; we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta. This plain region boasts the largest rice bowl of Vietnam.
On arrival in My Tho we board a boat navigating around the intricate small canals, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands.
The exciting river trip will pass by the lush green vegetation towards the famous Unicorn Island where we have a chance to stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and see farmers at work. We navigate some narrower canals using small rowing boats to Ben Tre Province for an interesting visit to some local industries.
The extra enjoyment is a lunch at one of the famous local eating spots. We drive back to Ho Chi Minh, stopping off en route to see the beautiful Vinh Trang Pagoda and the Saigon’s Chinatown, locally named Cho Lon. This bustling area is crammed with sacred temples and mysterious, narrow lanes.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 9: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : SAIGON HALF-DAY CITY TOUR + CU CHI TUNNELS – CRUISE DINNER (B/-/-)
Today we spend a half day exploring the captivating Ho Chi Minh City. The most places of interest are located near the town center. We pass by the now-demolished wartime American Embassy on our way to the Reunification Palace. This famous edifice was a former residence of the President of Southern Vietnam until end of Maril 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office.
We follow these with a visit to the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum with a wealth of images from the notorious conflicts. The sightseeing ends up with a walk around the retail Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale!
Afternoon: Transfer about 30km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi town. Cu Chi tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The incredible underground network in Cu Chi stretched over 200 kilometres and became legendary during the American war.
The extensive tunnels have been specially constructed with living areas, weapon factories, filed hospitals, command centres, plus accommodation. Today we have an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels to visit an exposition hall and a widened section of the tunnels to get a feel of the underground life. There are also possibilities to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
In the evening, a cruise dinner to enjoy the beautiful night scenery of Saigon on the Mekong River would be a farewell to this beautiful oriental city.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : Ho chi minh city – FLIGHT TO SIEMREAP (b)
After breakfast, you are free till transfer to Tan San Nhat airport for a flight to SIEMREAP on VN813Q SGNREP 1625 1730
On arrival, you will be welcomed by local guide and will escort you to the hotel for checking in.
Free time by yourself to explore around.
O/N in Siemreap.
DAY 11: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TOUR in group (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be at leisure a bit and then:
08:00 hrs : Our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to South Gate of Angkor Thom.
Walk through the South Gate of Angkor Thom via the Naga Bridge, taking some photos.
Walk from South Gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon temple via the big trees, play with monkeys (be careful with your things as monkey might try to take it away from you)
Visit to Bayon Temple and walk to Baphuon, Elephant Terrance, Leper King Terrace and the Royal Enclosure
13:00 hrs: You’ll be driven to ANGKOR WAT Temple area
Visit to Angkor Wat Temple until sunset
17:30 hrs: Our shuttle bus with guide will bring you back to hotel for the night
O/N in Siem Reap.
DAY 12: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : SIEMREAP – TONLE SAP TOUR (B)
Breakfast at hotel
This morning we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels and current.
Lunch not included
O/N in Siem Reap.
DAY 13: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : SIEMREAP – FLIGHT TO VIENTIANE (B)
After having breakfast at hotel, you will be at leisure till the time of a transfer to Siemreap airport for a flight to Vientiane on QV512B REPVTE 1045 1355
O/N in Vientiane.
DAY 14: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : VIENTIANE CITY TOUR (B)
In this morning, you will spend time to explore the capital city of Laos. In your Vientiane tour, you will visit:
Vat Sisaket- which is famous for not only its cloister wall storing thousands of tiny Buddha images but also its beautiful architecture and layout with history dated back to 1818.
Vat PhraKeo- which was built in 1565 is one of the most impressive and interesting temples in Vientiane. It previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha image.
Pha That Louang (built 1566, reconstructed 1930). It is the most important Laotian religious and national monument. The temple has an unique architecture reflecting Lao culture and identity, becoming a symbol of Lao nationalism.
Patuxay-the memorial monument –was built in 1957 and is the most prominent landmark in the city. The architecture of the monument was inspired by the architecture of Triomphe in Paris and combined with typical Lao motifs. From the top of the monument, you can see an excellent panoramic view of the city.
At the end of the morning, we visit COPE centre. With the adage “Helping people move on”, the organization always makes effort to find and help the invalid victims of the Indochina war. They will also help the victims understand deeply about the UXOs (unexploded ordnance) situations in Laos. About 25% of villages in Laos have to suffer from the damages of UXO.
In the afternoon, enjoy a stroll to Talat Sao Maket.
O/N in Vientiane.
DAY 15: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : VIENTIANE – FLIGHT TO LUANG PRABANG (B)
You are free until transfer to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang on QV101 (11:30 – 12:15)
Welcome on arrival at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check in.
O/N in Luangprabang.
DAY 16: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : KUANG SI WATERFALL – LUANG PRABANG TEMPLES (B)
From the hotel, you will visit the morning Phosi Market is by far the biggest market in Luang Prabang. Three quarters of it is covered, there are several hundred merchants of all kinds proposing a large variety of products.
You can find there vegetable gardeners as well as small stalls selling clothes (always in the Chinese style), merchants for health products, dried buffalo skin, local tea, school materials, hardware, etc.
Then we drive to Khuang Sy waterfall on a return journey of around 70km. The road is bordered by villages and rice fields. You will stop in some of these villages and can swim in the waterfall which scatters into many basins.
Return to Luang Prabang and continue exploring the old city on the left bank of the Mekong River. Previously a religious capital, Luang Prabang showcases more than 100 temples, considered amongst the most beautiful in Laos. Highlights include:
Vat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City- one of the most important of Lao monasteries and remains a significant monument to the spirit of religion, royalty and traditional art.
Vat Senna – literally means “Temple of a 100 000 treasures” also one of the most beautiful temples of Luang Prabang
In the late afternoon, it’s time for sunset moment on the Phousi Mountain where you also can have a nice panorama of the city. Leaving here, one the way back to hotel, we will stop to visit the H’mong Night Market where you can find a lot of souvenirs in traditional style of Laos. Transfer back to hotel. O/N in Luangprabang.
DAY 17: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days : PAK OU CAVES – LUANG PRABANG SIGHTSEEING (B)
Today set off your exploration with a visit to the Royal Palace also known as the National Museum to learn more about the long-lasting history and culture of the region.
Afterwards, transfer to the pier and take a long-tailed boat for an upstream cruise. During the cruise, you will be treated a stunning of nature along the river. From the distance you can see limestone cliffs where the hidden Pak Ou Caves are located. The cave is home to thousands of Buddha statues which make the region a revered one. Take your time to explore numerous images hidden in the cave.
Then, make your way back to the city. En-route, stop to visit Ban Xang Hai village to learn more about the making process of the traditional Lao rice whisky. It is a great chance to taste its unique flavor. Move onto Ban Xang Khong village- famous for its wood paper and Lao silk weaving.
Afterwards, we transfer back to hotel.
O/N in Luang prabang.
DAY 18: Vietnam Cambodia Laos Family Holiday For 18 Days: LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B)
You are free at leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until 12:00 noon only.
“End of service!”
- Accommodation on half-twin room basis with daily breakfast
- Regional English speaking guide
- Domestic flight tickets (Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Saigon, Vientiane – Luang Prabang)
- Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
- Boat trip in Mekong delta & Halong bay
- Water Puppet tickets in Hanoi.
- Entrance fee at indicated sights
- Luggage handling and drinking water
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