15 day grand indochina classic (first class)
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15 day grand indochina classic (first class)

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Creado: viernes, 7 de octubre de 2022
Precio total Desde US$4,915
Creado: viernes, 7 de octubre de 2022
Destinos: Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh (Saigón), Siem Reap

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15 day grand indochina classic (first class)

Itinerario:

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival

Meet upon arrival at Luang Prabang airport, your selected and licensed Lao tour guide will pick you up and bring you to your hotel. Transfer and check-in at the hotel. Accommodation at hotel in Luang Prabang


Day 2: Luang Prabang City Tour

This morning scroll through the morning market before returning to the hotel for breakfast. Then visit Vat Visoun, the site of an impressive stupa, That Makmo, stylistically more Srilankalese than Lao. Then walk to the nearby Vat Aham, which is one of the city’s major tutelary shrines. Climb Vat Phousi hill for an outstanding view over the city. Then Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre/ TAEC (Closed every Monday), it is a museum dedicated to the ethnic cultures of Laos. The Centre is housed in a heritage building, and exhibits ethnic clothing, household objects, religious artefacts, and handicrafts, with information in English and Lao languages. The objective is to help locals and foreigners learn about the different ethnic groups of northern Laos. In the afternoon visit the National Museum (former King’s Palace) displaying a collection of personal artefacts of the Royal Family. Then visit Ock Pop Tock weaving centre, which is a Laos based social enterprise working primarily in the field of textiles, handicrafts and design. Meaning “east meets west”, Ock Pop Tok brings the fascinating world of traditional Lao handicrafts alive for visitors. Their beautiful Living Crafts Centre overlooking the Mekong is the heart of Ock Pop Tok. Set in a tropical Mekong garden it serves as a resource center for learning about textiles, crafts and culture. Sunset at Vat Phrabat Tai located along the Mekong River. Accommodation at hotel in Luang Prabang


Day 3: Luang Prabang To Pak Ou And Back By Nava Mekong Cruise

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Nava Mekong boat pier. Cruise leaving Luang Prabang at 10:00 hrs on Mekong River upstream to the Pak Ou caves. Visit Ban Xang Hai Village, the village is famous for the distillation of traditional rice alcohol. It used to be more famous for the big jars it is stored in, which they've been making there for over 2000 years. Visit of the Pak Ou Caves, housing thousands of statues representing Lord Buddha. Lunch on board in front of Pha Enn Cliff. Return to Luang Prabang at around 14:30 hrs. Transfer from Nava Mekong boat pier to the hotel Then in the evening scroll through the night bazaar running along Sisavangvong Road to the town centre. Accommodation at hotel in Luang Prabang


Day 4: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls – Hanoi

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure by road to the Kuang Si Waterfalls (30 km, approx. 1-hour drive). The waterfalls tumble over multi – tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing. On the way to the waterfalls, visit the Khmu minority village of Ban Thapaene for a glimpse into their lifestyle. Picnic lunch near-by the waterfalls. After some time relaxing and exploring the area by foot, return by road (approximately one hrs drive) to Luang Prabang, on the way visit Lao Buffalo Diary Farm. Then continue to visit Ban Phanom weaving village, then transfer to the airport for departure flight. Take the flight to Hanoi by QV313 (17:10 hrs. - 18:30.), subject to airline flight schedule Meet your tour guide on arrival at Hanoi international airport and join your fellow travellers in a coach transfer to the city centre for hotel check-in. Located in the centre of the Northern Delta with a population of 6.2 million people and an area of 3,398 square km Hanoi is an ancient city which had been established and developed for over 1,000 years since 1010. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike. Historians liken the life-giving Red River with its banks crowded with green rice paddies and farms to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers; a cradle of civilization. Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi


Day 5: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

Enjoy breakfast at leisure and then check out. Pick up at hotel lobby and transfer to Ha Long City. Upon arrival, embark on an overnight cruise and set sail on a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, taking in the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch is served as you cruise by impressive rock formations with unusual names and shapes. In the afternoon you will start to discover Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea”. You may visit a beautiful cave, have some swimming. When the sun sets, your boat will drop anchor for the night. You may attend a cooking demonstration before having dinner. After dinner, you may choose to enjoy fresh air on the sundeck or playing board games or retiring to your cabin for a comfortable night in the bay Accommodation on-board the overnight cruise in Ha Long Bay Note: Our tour guide will not accompany you on-board


Day 6: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi/Hue

Early riser may join a Tai Chi session on the sundeck (depending on each cruise’s programme) and enjoy watching the sunrise in the Bay. Afterward your boat will weave its way back to the pier. Disembarkation at around 10:45 hrs. Pick up at Tuan Chau pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Enjoy an orientation tour including a one-hour cyclo ride navigating Hanoi’s charming, colorful and lively Old Quarter, which is known as the city’s historical centre, Have dinner at restaurant before transferring to Hanoi railway station. Overnight in shared 4-berth compartment (02 upper and 02 lower berths) with air-conditioning. Notes: • Distance Halong City – Ha Noi:130 km Driving time: approx. 2.5 hrs • Our tour guide will not accompany on the train. • Train schedule is subject to change (ETD: 22:20 hrs). • Private compartments on request at surcharge. • Train journeys are part of a great local experience. Cabins are shared with other passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for - with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages complete the local experience.


Day 7: Hue

Arrive at Hue railway station at around 10:50 hrs. Pick up to join the group and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the morning is at leisure. Have lunch at restaurant and then enjoy a half-day Hue city tour: Located in Central Vietnam, Hue is the only place in the country where many historic, cultural, architectural as well as artistic values have been recognized internationally and listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritages. Hue is also the site where the northern and southern ecosystems meet. You will visit the Imperial Citadel. Situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River, the citadel covers an area of 500 ha and has a system of three circles of ramparts: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Continue by car to visit Thien Mu Pagoda or Heavenly Lady pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Situated 4 km upstream on the banks of the Perfume River, it is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. Afterward take a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to the city pier. Accommodation at hotel in Hue


Day 8: Hue – Danang – Hoi An

In the morning, visit Tu Duc Royal Tomb. Each ruler of the Imperial City built his own tomb during his reign and today you will visit one of the most beautiful mausoleums. Construction of the tomb was meticulously carried out starting whilst the king was still alive in order to ensure his comfort in the next life. Your journey continues with a 3-hour drive southbound to Danang over the famous Hai Van Pass. Enjoy a green view of the stretch of Truong Son mountain range on one side and a spectacular view of the East Sea on the other. Have lunch at restaurant. Visit Cham Museum and the Marble Mountains before driving the short distance south past the famous Non Nuoc Beach onto the enchanting town of listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage and was once a well-known trading centre in Southeast Asia from the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Upon arrival in, check in the hotel and rest of the day will be at leisure Accommodation at hotel in Hoi An


Day 9: Hoi An

Explore the Ancient Town of Hoi An and its surroundings. Known to early Western merchants, Hoi An was one of the major trading centres of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An has a mixed Chinese-Vietnamese atmosphere with low, tiled-roof houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets is still virtually intact. Many of the houses are constructed of rare timbers and decorated with lacquer panels engraved with Chinese characters and pillars carved with ornamental designs. Take a short boat ride across the river to a boat builder’s yard and woodcarvers. You will also visit a pottery and brick-making village. Return to the town for a discovery tour on foot through Hoi An Ancient Town which has been enlisted as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage since 1999. You will visit some of the historic merchant and community houses, places of worship and the famous Japanese covered bridge. In the afternoon, have free time for relaxation or for further discovery of the ancient town on your own. Accommodation at hotel in Hoi An


Day 10: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City

Check out of the hotel and transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Flight VN 117 10:00 hrs.– 11:25 hrs) subject to airline flight schedule. Formerly known as Saigon, todays Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling and vibrating economic centre of the South. Over the past few centuries, Saigon was called the “Pearl of the Far East” and was an important trading centre for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who travelled along the Saigon River. Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City airport, pick up and transfer the city centre for lunch at restaurant. After lunch, take an orientation tour in the city centre. You will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, both being the landmarks of the City’s colonial past. Continue with visit to the photo gallery Couleurs d’Asie by Rehahn – the famous French photographer. On the show are two different sides of the artist’s works: images of Vietnam and his works from other countries as well as fine art photography. Accommodation at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City


Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels Siem Reap

Today morning you will drive 55 km out of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi District famous for the amazing complex of underground tunnels. There are more than 200 km of 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 Ho Chi Minh City for lunch. Back to the city. Have lunch at restaurant After lunch, have some free time before transfer to Ho Chi Minh City airport Flight to Siem Reap (VN 815 19:35 hrs. – 20:15 hrs.), subject to airline flight schedule Upon arrival at Siem Reap international airport, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Have dinner and then check in the hotel. Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap


Day 12: Siem Reap

Hotel pick-up and drive off towards the Angkor Archeological Parc. Start by visiting the last capital of the Khmer Empire: Angkor Thom, built in the 12th century and deserted most likely during the 16th century. Inside its walls, visit: - The South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk - Bayon temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara - Baphuon, a pyramidal representation of Mount Meru - The Terrace of the Elephants, used by Jayavarman VII to watch his victorious army return - The Terrace of the Leper King, which’s statue was formerly thought to represent a legendary “leper king”, but is now considered to represent Yama – the Lord of the Dead and believed the terrace itself might have functioned as a royal cremation platform. Continue towards famous Ta Prohm, beautiful jungle temple which nature seems to have taken over, has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Stop and relax for a nice lunch at Sala Russey, local restaurant facing Sra Srang Visit the most famous of all temples: Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument named UNESCO World Heritage site in 1992. The 12th century temple complex spreads over 81 hectares. It’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. Take part in a sacred Buddhist ritual when you travel to Cambodia and receive a spiritual cleansing ceremony performed by the monks. The ceremony begins with the monks chanting harmoniously as they wish you good luck, safe travel, and a long life. It is accompanied by a light sprinkling of water. At the end of the blessing, your wrist is adorned with special red ties that signify the blessing performed. Transfer back to your hotel. Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap


Day 13: Siem Reap

You will be driven to Soutr Nikum District (pronounced So Nikum) which occupies a long stretch of shore on the Tonle Sap Lake and is home to one of the largest communities on the water, Kompong Khleang. Once you have finished exploring Kompong Khleang, drive towards Beng Mealea Enjoy a homemade lunch at a local family house located behind Beng Mealea After lunch, take a digestive walk on the red dirt road to a small atmospheric satellite temple of Beng Mealea, named Prasat Chhrey, before exploring the long-abandoned ruins of Beng Mealea (11th century), still strangled by the overgrown jungle. Return to the hotel after visiting Beng Mealea Accommodation at chosen hotel in Siem Reap


Day 14: Siem Reap

This morning, see the real Siem Reap by scooter-like Honda motorbikes. Go easy on your breakfast as you are in for a little local treat. Siem Reap town center is known for pub street, night markets and restaurants, but Siem Reap’s real market center is Phsar Leu, easily twice the size of Old Market (Siem Reap’s largest tourist market). Visit the real local market and learn how the locals trade their clothes, toys, electronics, gold, dishware, fish, meats, vegetables... until it is time for your local breakfast! Your guide will help you to select available food in the market for you to taste and discover what Cambodians eat for breakfast. Then, time to ride through the back streets of Siem Reap, down to the countryside where you can closely view the daily activities of farmers such as vegetable gardens, rice paddies, lotus farms and fishing. We will be meeting local farm animals such as cow, water buffalo, ducks and chickens. During this part of the ride you may have as many stops as desired to interact with locals. You will also learn how to throw fishing nets in the pond. Return back to Siem Reap for lunch and enjoy creative Khmer dishes by Chef Mengly, at his Pou Kitchen & Restaurant Walk next door to visit “Les Artisans d’Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles”. This centre is working with young artisans; the team creates, produce and market a unique collection of ornamental sculpture, lacquer ware, silk weaving and silk painting. The company promotes fair, sustainable development in order to provide benefits to the rural communities. Continue to visit Rehash Trash, a daily workshop that turns dirty roadside rubbish into incredible stylish stuff. Sadly, raw material is in abundance… discarded plastic bags which are collected each day. Rehash Trash is not only making great products and cleaning up the environment, it is changing and empowering the lives of our mothers and their families. Take part in a 2 hours’ workshop to learn how they really work with these plastic bags and try yourself at making your own creation. After that, walk over to visit Sombai Liqueur. Discover the local taste of Siem Reap through a wide range of home-made and artisan products by trying 11 different flavours of liqueur (or as many as you can handle!). It will be a pleasure for the eyes and taste buds. Return to the hotel Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap


Day 15: Siem Reap Departure

Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport and fly to the next destination.

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Destinos 7
Alojamientos 8
Circuitos 1
Resumen del tour
Operador
DIETHELM TRAVEL VIETNAM
Nombre del contacto
Jeff Redl
Teléfono de contacto
84 2439344844
Correo electrónico de contacto
jeff.r@vn.diethelmtravel.com
Idiomas de la guía
English
Incluido
Accommodation in shared Twin/Double room with air-conditioning and private bathroom. Join-in transportation by air-conditioned vehicle. Complimentary Wi-Fi on board. Join-in transfers & tours with local English speaking guide. One-way train ticket Hanoi – Hue on Reunification Express in shared 4-berth compartment. Meals as specified in the itinerary B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = dinner. Entrance fees for the places as mentioned in the program. Service charges; room tax and baggage handling. Branded refill bottle. 24-hour Emergency Line
Excluido
Laotian & Vietnamese & Cambodia visa fees. International & Domestic air ticket (quoted separately). Surcharge for private 4-berth cabin for twin-use on the train Hanoi – Hue. Surcharge for night-time services; especially applied for transfers with arrivals after 23:00 hrs and arrivals or departures before 06:00 hrs. Surcharge for other language tour guides (quoted separately). Our tour guide on-board the cruise in Ha Long Bay & train Hanoi to Hue. Beauty/ Spa/ Kayaking service on-board the cruises in Ha Long Bay. Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme. Personal travel insurance mandatory while travelling in Indochina. Compulsory gala dinner during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at time of booking. Early check in & late check out. Expenditure of a personal nature such as drinks; souvenirs; laundry and gratuity etc
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Luang Prabang Santi Resort & Spa 4*

Hue Overnight on train Hanoi to HueMoonlight Hotel Hue 4*

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Northern Charm Hotel 4*

Hanoi Babylon Grand Hotel & Spa 4*

Ha Long Bay Bhaya Classic Cruise 4*

Siem Reap Sakmut Boutique Hotel 4*

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