BEST OF INDOCHINA 12N/13D


Itinerary -


DAY 1 : ARRIVE LUANG PRABANG

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved

traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and

cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. You can visit the impressive stupa of Wat

Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. We then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable

exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From

there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the hilltribe

and local people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight at thehotel in Luang Prabang. Note: Standard check in time

is 14:00


DAY 2 : LUANG PRABANG - CITY TOUR (B)

Today proceed to visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a collection of artefacts

reflecting the richness of Laos culture dating from the days of the early kings right through to the last sovereign.

Today we explore some of the major sights in this faboulous city, including the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene, the

magnificent Wat Xiengthong, its exterior architecture is remarkable with decorated guilded stuccoes and doorways,

a "tree of life" mosaic  pattern set in coloured glass on the back wall and its three tiered roofs sweeping low to the 

ground representing classical Laotian architecture. Visit Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center where you will learn

more about local hill tribes in Laos Ock PopTock weaving centre, an organization that is offering the weavers in

 the area the chance to earn a decent income through their weaving skills.Overnight at the hotel in Luang Prabang.


DAY 3 : LUANG PRABANG - KUANG SI WATER FALL AND PAK OU CAVES (B)

Today visit to Phousi Market, where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter

among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you

will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and

Ban Thapene, a Khmu village. This then takes us to the beautiful Khuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a

refreshing swim in the poolsor walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang. This afternoon, we

embark on a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil

countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold

 lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, you visit at the village of Ban

Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.On return, you will disembark the boat to visit traditional villages, and

continue taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving. Overnight at the hotel in Luang

Prabang.


DAY 4 : LUANG PRABANG - KUANGSI WATER FALL - HANOI (B)

On arrival at Noi Bai airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel by our local representative.

Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.


DAY 5 : HANOI FULL DAY CITY (B)

This Morning transfer to Ba Dinh Square - the biggest square in Hanoi where all the biggest cultural, political events

of the cities, especially demonstrations, take place. Start visit at the Complex of Ho Chi Minh including Ho Chi Minh

 Mausoleum,Ho Chi Minh's house-on-stilts, his fish pond and the One-Pillar  Pagoda. Then, visit to Hoa Lo prison,

also known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton". In Afternoon continue the trip to the Temple of

Literature first which is considered as the first university of Vietnam. Later, you have an overall view of the capital

by a cycle visit, which will be start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop to visit Ngoc Son Temple located on the

Hoan Kiem Lake (the "Sword" Lake). Evening highlight will be the Water Puppet Show. Overnight at

 the hotel in Hanoi.


DAY 6 : HANOI - HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Today you will drive to Halong via Dong Trieu ceramic town with stopover to enjoy paddy landscape and visit the

ovens making ceramics in Dong Trieu. Proceed to Halong, one of the earliest World Heritages Sited designated by

 UNESCO for Vietnam in 1994. Check-in to boat and enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood while the boat goes about

unusual seascape with thousands picturesque rocks and islets, beaches and hollow islands. You can visit to some

karsts grottoes or just go swimming, or stop at a beach and enjoy the sunset on the sea. (Lunch  and dinner with

local food on board). Overnight on the boat in Halong Bay. Please note: Cruise program may vary depending on the

cruise. You will have station English speaking guide on board!


DAY 7 : HALONG - HANOI - SAIGON (B/L) - EVENING FLIGHT

This morning enjoy the dawn on the sea. The Vietnamese call the "East Sea" by apoint-oriented name "Eastern

Sea". After you will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet has its own name, adopting its

shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman's head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Transferred to the

Hanoi airport for your flight to Saigon.On arrival at airport you will be met and transferred to the hotel by our local

representative.Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.


DAY 8 : SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA - SAIGON (B)

Today you will proceed to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories  with local products like coconut

candy, rice paper On arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local

people live along thebanks. You will visit at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits

served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After

that you will  embark on thesmall boats rowed the local people through the small cannels with  water coconut tree

to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy

milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. After that you

 enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the

vast area. In Afternoon, drive to Saigon with visit to Vinh Trangpagoda, a famous pogoda in the area that its

architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.


DAY 9 : SAIGON HALF CITY - CU CHI TUNNELS (B)

This Morning you will start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in

1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled

Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city's major

landmarks. You can enjoy a walking tour on Nguyen Hue street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho

Chi Minh Committee (outside). Walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to

 experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods there. In Afternoon visit to Cu Chi

Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath theground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug

by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet

Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. Today, it remains one ofthe most

impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. Rest of the day is at leisure.Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.


DAY 10 : SAIGON - SIEM REAP (B)

Today you will transfer to the airport for the departure flight back to Siem Reap. On arrival at Siem Reap airport you

will be met and transferred to the hotel by our local representative. Then visit West Baray Big Pond, a "baray" is a

water reservoir built by the ancient Khmer people. It is time to visit Pre Rup temple for a romantic sunset view.

Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.


DAY 11 : SIEM REAP - FULL DAY ANGKOR TOUR (B)

Today you will explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and

was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part

because it was constructed in asomewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an

impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that

spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal

 Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of  the Leper King is at the north

end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nagas, demons and other mythological

beings. Last you will visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty!

Giant trees have grown here for centuries.In Afternoon visit Angkor to Wat temple, the founder of the temple was

 Suryavarman II who reined Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate

to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches

is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. Have fun time at bars and pubs at Angkor night

market. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.


DAY 12 : SIEM REAP - VISIT (B)

This morning visit to Wat Thmei (Killing Field) contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims

of the Khmer Rouge. Some of the bones were recovered from a nearby well while others are the remains of soldiers

who died on a nearby battlefield. Come back to visit the "Les Artisans d'Angkor - Chantiers Ecole" the Finest

Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts.In Afternoon you will visit to Floating Villages, located 10 kilometers south of Siem

Reap! Take a ride in a traditionalwooden boat on the Tonle Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and the largest in

Asia. Here you'll see plenty of examples of the Khmer way of life on the Tonle Sap. Then visit Wat Bo founded in the

18th century, a highly respected pagoda contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are

said to be late 19th century and Local Market. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.


DAY 13 : DEPART SIEM REAP (B)

Today you will be transfer to airport for your flight back home or your next destination. On the way if there is time

you will visit Puok, the real and original place of the Artisans d'Angkor silk, where you will see the full process of silk

 producing, from the silk worms munch on the Mulberry leaves to spin their cocoons which used to make silk warp.

You of course will see the weaving work and purchase the high quality silk products as a beautiful Cambodia

souvenir.


                                               Trip Ends With Sweet Memories !!!


Seasons :-


  There are two main seasons in Indochina

  •   Summer - May to October 

  •   Winter - November to April


Currency: –


  •  Piastre


Language: –


  •  French / Khmer / Lao / English

Payment Policy

  • Booking Fee

  • 30 or more days before departure: 50%

  • Between 29 to 20 days before departure: 100%


Cancellation Policy

  • Cancellation charges per person

  • 30 or more days before departure: 50%

  • Between 29 to 1 days before departure: 100%


Terms & Conditions

  • Per person rates (in Rs) - applicable on two persons staying together sharing the same room

  • Entrance charges anywhere are not included

  • Package rates are subject to change without prior notice

  • Meal plan: EP - Accommodation only, CP - Accommodation with breakfast, MAP - Accommodation with breakfast, lunch or dinner, AP -Accommodation with breakfast, lunch & dinner

  • The above package is not valid during national holidays, festivals & long weekends (Independece Day and Janmashtami)

  • Namoh Retails (Pvt) Ltd reserves the right to change/modify or terminate the offer any time at its discretion and without any prior notice

  • In case of unavailability in mentioned hotels, alternate accommodation will be arranged in a similar category hotel

Things to carry -


For Adults - Photo identification in the form of Pan Card /Passport / Voter ID / Driving License
For students
 - Carry original as well as 2 photocopies of school or college Photo Identity card
For Infants - Carry 2 passport sized photographs

Things to carry along -


Mobile phone with appropriate sim card
Along with your necessary clothing and toiletries carry sun screen lotion, hand sanitizer, sun glasses, cap, sports shoes, umbrella / windcheater, camera etc. and woollens if needed
If you are on any medication, carry sufficient stock of the medicines with prescription


For Departure Dates just call 7350530009 / 7350540009 / 7350550009

 Inclusions -


  • Breakfast

  • Parking and Toll tax

  • Pick and Drop at time of arrival/departure

  • Driver's allowance, Road tax and Fuel charges

  • Sightseeing by private car

  • Transfer & sightseeing by A/c Vehicle Depending on number of pax.

  • Accommodation at the mentioned hotels or similar on twin sharing basis   

  • (depending on the availability )  


Exclusions -

  • Camera fee

  • Alcoholic / Non- Alcoholic beverages

  • Travel insurance

  • 9% GST (includes 0.15% Swachh Bharat Cess)

  • Any Airfare / Train fare

  • Expenses caused by factors beyond our control like rail and flight delays, roadblocks, vehicle mal-functions, political disturbances etc.

  • Tips, laundry & phone call

  • Entrance charges anywhere are not included

  • All personal expenses

  • Anything not included in the inclusions is excluded.


About The Place:


Mainland Southeast Asia, also known as the Indochinese Peninsula and previously Indochina, is the continental portion of Southeast Asia lying east of India and south of China, bounded by the Indian

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