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 a

 point-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.


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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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