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Indochina Spectacular Tour Package by Explorient

A Private Tour of Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia & Thailand | HCM City – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Luang Prabang – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Bangkok

19 Days / 17 Nights – Tour Code (SIC)

Departs Daily

Angkor Wat, Luxury Tour Cambodia & Vietnam


Designed to capture the true essence of Indochina – Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, our Spectacular Indochina journey will take you on an epic adventure through the lands of unspoiled hidden treasures. Each destination offers a window into Southeast Asia’s timeless past as it tastefully maintains its ancient traditions while graciously races to catch up with the outside world.

Your journey begins in Vietnam, where its tasteful blend of colonial architectures, ancient traditions, and warm hospitality never cease to delight the visitor. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage sites of My Son and the Old Imperial City of Hue; enjoy a walk through Hanoi’s shaded boulevards and narrow alleyways of its Old Quarter; and experience tantalizing cuisine of cosmopolitan Saigon.

Journey back in time to the land of Laos. Visit Luang Prabang, the best preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia, and arguably as culturally pure a place as you can find anywhere on our planet. With its golden temple spires, diverse hill tribes, splendid natural scenery and atmosphere of timelessness, this quiet little city is a perfect sanctuary for visitors to simply find peace or to get away from it all.

Next, we embark on an inspiring expedition to Cambodia, where you will enjoy the nation’s must-see attractions in Phnom Penh and Siem Riep, including the magnificent Angkor Wat and other revered treasures in the region. Conclude your journey in Bangkok, one of the most vibrant, exotic and exhilarating destinations in all of Southeast Asia where its spectacular landmarks, warm friendly people and boundless array of entertainment options that will make any visitor fall in love with this magical kingdom.

Exotic culture, timeless traditions, ancient world wonders, modern comfort, — this journey encapsulates the essence of all there is to Southeast Asia – Get ready for the memories of a lifetime!


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Air via Cathay Pacific Airways from USA
  • All Intra-Asia airfares per itinerary
  • 17 nights deluxe and luxury hotel accommodations of your choice
  • Hotel American Breakfasts daily. Other lunches as specified per itinerary
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and professional guides

HO CHI MINH CITY (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Hotel Nikko Saigon (Deluxe) OR InterContinental Asiana (Premium)
  • Full Day City & Cu Chi Tunnels Tour
  • Full Day excursion to the Mekong Delta at Ben Tre

HOI AN (2 nights)

  • 2 night at Anantara Hoi An | Sunrise Beach Resort (Deluxe) OR Royal Hotel Hoi An* | Victoria Hoi An Resort* (Premium)
  • Private Sightseeing of UNESCO Hoi An Town by cyclo

HUE (1 night)

  • 1 night at La Residence Hotel & Spa*
  • Tour of Old Imperial City and Tomb of Tu Duc

HANOI (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Hilton Opera Hotel | Hotel de L’Opera (Deluxe) OR Sofitel Metropole (Premium)
  • Full day Hanoi City Tour

HALONG BAY (1 night)

  • 1 night at Novotel Halong Bay*
  • Boat cruise of UNESCO Halong Bay by privately-chartered traditional “Junk”

LUANG PRABANG (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Luang Prabang View Hotel | The Kiradara (Deluxe) OR Luang Say Residence (Premium)
  • Half day city tour of UNECO Luang Prabang
  • Private full day boat excursion to Pak Ou Caves

SIEM REAP (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at Victoria Angkor Resort (Deluxe) OR Raffles Grand D’Angkor | The Park Hyatt (Premium)
  • Extensive sightseeing of Angkor Temples
  • Private boat excursion of Tonle Sap Lake at Kempong Kleang

PHNOM PENH (1 night)

  • 1 night at The InterContinental (Deluxe) OR Raffles Le Royal (Premium)
  • Full day tour of Phnom Penh city and Killing Fields

BANGKOK (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Bangkok Shangri-la (Deluxe) OR The Peninsula Bangkok (Premium)
  • Half day private Bangkok City Tour

Remarks:
1 Premium package features Beachfront Jr. Suite at Victoria Resort / Royal Deluxe Room at Hotel Royal Hoi An
2 Premium package features Deluxe Riverview Room at La Residence Resort in Hue
3Premium package features Executive Room at Novotel Halong Bay


Hoi An, Vietnam Luxury Travel

Hoi An Harbor, Vietnam


Luang Prabang, Laos Vacation

Angkor Thom, Cambodia

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Depart North American
Depart USA for Ho Chi Minh City via Cathay Pacific Airways, connecting in Hong Kong

Day 2 Ho Chi Minh City
Upon arrival in HCM City, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Day 3 Ho Chi Minh City (Cu Chi Tunnels)
Today’s tour includes Notre Dame Cathedral, Ben Thanh market, City Hall, the Reunification Palace and an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels. (B,L).

Day 4 Ho Chi Minh City (Mekong Delta)
Today, journey outside the hustle and bustle of Saigon to the upper Mekong Delta at Ben Tre. Here, take a boat trip on the Mekong River to Vam Xep canal where local handicrafts and coconut sweets are produced. Enjoy fresh seasonal fruits, a performance of traditional songs, and observe the local life. Take a short ride on motor cart to a typical local house to taste some homemade honey-tea. Proceed by sampan through the small canals to observe the daily life of local people along the riverbanks with some stops for a leisurely stroll. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Return to HCM City in the afternoon. (B,L)

Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City/ Hoi An
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Danang. Transfer to Hoi An by road. Upon arrival, commence sightseeing via Cyclo (rickshaw) through the cobbled streets of Old Town passing the Japanese Covered Bridge, the bustling central Market and Hoi An Harbor where colourfully painted boats are docked. Visit a Private House, where members of the same family have lived continuously for centuries in a traditional setting; a typical Assembly Hall, a local museum and temple. Overnight in Hoi An. (B)

Day 6 Hoi An
Full day free at leisure to relax and explore beautiful Hoi An on your own. Optional tours (cooking lesson, Thu Bon River Cruise, My Son Ruins, tour countryside by bicycle, etc.) are available upon request. (B)

Day 7 Hoi An / Hue
This morning, journey north along Highway 1 past Lang Co and the Hai Van Pass to Hue. Visit the Old Imperial Palace and the Tomb of Tu Duc before transferring to your hotel. (B)

Day 8 Hue / Halong Bay
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, journey east along Highway 5 across Hai Hung Province for Halong Bay. Overnight in Halong. (B)

Day 9 Halong Bay / Hanoi
This morning, enjoy a cruise by traditional “Junk ” (wooden boat) around the emerald waters and craggy limestone cliffs of Halong Bay, an UNESCO World Heritage Site, stopping at different islands to explore the many caves in this area. Sail past floating villages, fishermen casting their nets and pearl fisheries and observe the rhythms of daily life on the bay. A seafood lunch as served on board your cruise. Proceed by road to Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. (B,L)

Day 10 Hanoi
Today, tour the city of Hanoi with visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum*, his House on Stilt where he lived and ruled the country, One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, the Opera House, Hanoi’s Old Quarters and “Hanoi Hilton” Prison. (B) ****NOTE: *Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed Mondays & Fridays and in October thru November.****

Day 11 Hanoi / Luang Prabang
Transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, be met and commence sightseeing. Enjoy a half-day tour around the UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang. Visit the Wat Visoun, Wat Phu Sii, Wat Mai, and the National Museum. (B)

Day 12 Luang Prabang
Today, you will take the Mekong Riverboat trip to visit the Pak Ou Buddha Caves, located in the steep rock cliff at the confluence of the Mekong River and Ou River, filled with Buddha images of varying styles, ages and sizes. Enjoy a picnic lunch en route followed by several cultural and scenic visits before returning to the hotel. (B,L)

Day 13 Luang Prabang / Siem Reap
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Time permitting (depending on flight schedule), enjoy a tour of Tonle Sap Lake by boat. Tonle Sap, or Great Lake is Located in the heart of Cambodia, this extraordinary lake swells up to seven times its original size during the monsoon season. Its ecosystem is one of the richest and most diverse in the region. This boat trip will explore the floating fishing villages that live at the edges of the lake, passing submerged forests and fishing farms. Transfer to your hotel. (B)

Day 14 Siem Reap
Sightseeing of Angkor. Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas, Former Royal Palace, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King and Ta Prohm. Visit Phnom Bakheng for the sunset over Angkor. (B,L)

Day 15 Siem Reap / Phnom Penh
This morning, visit Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Ta Keo and Eastern Mebon. Fly to Phnom Penh in the afternoon. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 16 Phnom Penh / Bangkok
This morning, enjoy sightseeing of Phnom Penh, a chaotic, energetic and always fascinating city. Graceful tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades are reminders of bygone eras; today they teem with life and activity, as motorcycles weave in and out of traffic, vendor hawk their wares, and pedestrians go about their business. Visits include the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Central Market & Russian Market. Next, proceed to the KILLING FIELDS which provide a stark reminder of the atrocities under the Pol Pot regime. Fly to Bangkok in the late afternoon. Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)

Day 17 Bangkok
This morning, enjoy a visit to the Royal Palace to see Dusit Hall (Funeral Hall) and the holy Wat Phra Kaew (Emerald Buddha), followed by the capital’s most revered temples including Wat Pho (Reclining Buddha) and Wat Trimit (Golden Buddha). Afternoon free at leisure. (B)

Day 18 Bangkok
Day at leisure to shop and further explore the vibrant city of Bangkok on your own. (B)

Day 19 Bangkok / Home
Transfer to the airport for your departure flight home. (B)

PRICE CHART

2017/18 Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31, 2018)
Daily Departure Land Only SFO / LAX NYC / CHI / BOS Single Supplement
January – March ’17 D 5,635 6,725 6,825 2,175
P 7,385 8,525 8,625 3,985
April D 5,675 6,725 6,825 2,175
P 7,225 8,325 8,425 3,885
May* D 5,195 6,295 6,395 1,895
P 6,495 7,595 7,695 3,015
June – August D 5,195 6,795 6,995 1,895
P 6,495 8,095 8,295 3,015
September D 5,195 6,295 6,395 1,895
P 6,495 7,595 7,695 3,015
October D 5,675 6,775 6,875 2,295
P 7,075 8,175 8,275 3,785
November D 5,775 6,875 6,975 2,295
P 7,395 8,495 8,595 3,925
December* – March ’18 D 5,775 6,875 6,975 2,295
P 7,395 8,495 8,595 3,925
Tour requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate
D = Deluxe | P = Premium


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Prices includes all entrance fees, domestic air taxes, hotels taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes personal expenses, beverages and gratuities to guides and drivers.
  • Holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners at hotels apply between Dec. 20 – Jan. 05
  • For Air & Land Option:
    • When Trans-Pacific travel takes place on a weekend (Friday-Sunday), add $50 per person each direction.
    • *Jun-Aug rates apply for departures between May 24-31 due to peak season airfares
    • **Airfare supplement of $400 (SFO/LAX) | $500 (JFK) applies for departures between December 10 – 31
    • U.S. & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (Approx. $200 – subject to change).
    • For add-on fares from eligible connecting U.S. domestic cities, please contat us for special add-on fares
  • Land only cost includes intra-Asia flights per itinerary
  • Visas are required for Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos. Not included in package.
  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation

ACCOMMODATIONS

Nikko Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam Tour

HCM City – Hotel Nikko Saigon

Saigon Intercontinental Asiana Hotel

Saigon Intercontinental Asiana Hotel

Hoi An - Anantara Resort

Hoi An – Anantara Resort

Hoi An - Sunrise Beach Resort

Hoi An – Sunrise Beach Resort

Hoi An - Hotel Royal M-Gallery Collection

Hoi An – Hotel Royal M-Gallery Collection

Hoi An - Victoria Resort & Spa

Hoi An – Victoria Resort & Spa

Hue - La Residence Hotel & Spa

Hue – La Residence Hotel & Spa

Hanoi - Hilton Hotel

Hanoi – Hilton Hotel

Hanoi - Hotel De L'Opera

Hanoi – Hotel De L’Opera

Hanoi - Sofitel Metropole

Hanoi – Sofitel Metropole

Novotel Hotel, Halong Bay Vietnam

Halong Bay – Novotel Hotel

Siem Reap - Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Siem Reap – Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Siem Reap - Raffles Grand D'Angkor Hotel

Siem Reap – Raffles Grand D’Angkor Hotel

Siem Reap - Park Hyatt Hotel

Siem Reap – Park Hyatt Hotel

Phnom Penh - Raffles Le Royal Hotel

Phnom Penh – Raffles Le Royal Hotel

Phnom Penh - Intercontinental Hotel

Phnom Penh – Intercontinental Hotel

Luang Prabang View Hotel

Luang Prabang View Hotel

Luang Prabang Kiradara Hotel

Luang Prabang Kiradara Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel, Bangkok Tour Package

Bangkok – Shangri-La Hotel

Bangkok – The Peninsula

 


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private Ho Chi Minh City Tour including an excursion of the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Boat trip of the Upper Mekong Delta at My Tho
  • Halong Bay Cruise on a privately Junk with Seafood lunch
  • Private Hanoi City Tour including visits to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum*, “Hanoi Hilton” Prison and Old Quarters
  • Private sightseeing of Luang Prabang town & excursion to Pak Ou Caves
  • Extensive sightseeing of Angkor Temples including Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm
  • Culturally inspiring boat trip of Tonle Sap Lake to observe its primitive floating villages
  • Private Phnom Penh Tour including visits of Tuol Sleng & Killing Fields
  • Elephant Safari with Elephant Trekking & Bamboo Rafting in Chiang Mai
  • Private Bangkok city tour with visits to the Royal Grand Palace, Wat Pho & Wat Trimit

Price Starting From: $6,295


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TESTIMONIALS

“I want to thank you so much for helping me create the perfect itinerary that is perfect for me…Everything was perfect – the hotels, private junk, guides, drivers and all the little details. If I ever book a trip anywhere in Asia again, you can be sure I will give you a call”

Aileen & Ethel Ong - Ontario, Canada

November 2009 (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand)