Comprehensive Indochina Holiday

Travel Highlight Indochina Tours

Duration: 20 days

From $1,507pp

from $1507 pp

Overviews

This tour provides you an insight into three countries: Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
You will travel to all main tourist areas of the Indochina region. Start from and be seduced by the charms Saigon, explore mysterious Vietnam from the bustle of the Mekong Delta to the history of Hue – the Royal City, the charm of Hoian, swim in the sultry South China Sea to the Natural Wonder in Halong Bay, stroll over 50 streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter. You will be also attracted by Laos – the Land of a Million Elephants – with her sleepy capital Vientiane and Luang Prabang where time goes by slowlier than usual. And the thriving Cambodia with its magical temples of Angkor in Siem Reap. Another highlight is the 5 World’s Heritages in Halong, Hue, Hoian, Luang Prabang, Siem Reap.

Why you'll love this trip

  • An overnight cruise in Halong Bay in a wooden junk with visits to one of its amazing caves
  • Discover the breath of life along the Mekong Delta and savor every moment among the lushly green vegetation and mighty waterways
  • Discover the complex of Angkor where the vast collection of temples is not just inspiring but breathtaking
  • Tour of the Kampong Phluk, a cluster of three floating villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap lake
  • Venture outside of the metropolis to the fabulous city of Ayutthaya, the once storied capital of Siam
  • Discover Laos from the northern hills and the glittering temples of Luang Prabang, you can explore the diverse local cultures and the spectacular landscapes that have shaped this fascinating country and to the south, you will savor the charming capital of Vientiane.

Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1. Saigon arrival ( no Meal)

    Welcome at the airport and transfer to check-in hotel and free. O/n in Saigon.

  2. Day 2. Cu Chi tunnel & Saigon city tour (B; L )

    Breakfast at hotel then morning trip Visit to Cu Chi’s amazing tunnel system built by Communist guerillas during the Vietnam War. Upon arrival, watch a documentary film. Learn more about the handmade weapon an traps. Discover an underground city. Taste streamed tapioca and hot tea. Visit rice paper workshop. Try shooting AK47, M16, M60, M30. Back to Saigon for lunch. Continue to visit Afternoon taking ½ day city tour to discover the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City. Start with a visit to the Reunification Palace, the former political office of the President of South Vietnam. Learn about the power struggle between Vietnam’s North and South regions and see a collection of antiques, relics, and replicas from the Vietnam War. Continue to the picturesque French Quarter and view ancient buildings influenced by French architectural design. While you’re there, marvel at the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the 18th century, as well as the Old Central Post Office. Then walk up to the majestic City Hall building, situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, before continuing to the lively Bình Tay Market. You have time to stroll around and wonder at the selection of local products available before returning to hotel. O/n in Saigon

  3. Day 3. Saigon – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho( L )

    Breakfast at hotel then we departure to My Tho and cruise boat on the Mekong River with visits to a fishing village, where we pass the 4 islands (Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix). Cross the Mekong River to walk through a small canal, called Vam Xep where we can observe the daily life of the inhabitants of the province of Ben Tre, visit the An Quoi tourist area for a bee farm and craft workshop, We enjoy a cup of tea with honey and see how coconut wood work. Lunch and horse-drawn carriage to visit the orchards, where we will enjoy the tropical fruit in season and listen to traditional music by the townspeople. Later, we climb to a sampan and sail through the canals to return to the ship, we continue by boat to Ben Tre. Then transfer to Can Thơ. Arrival Can Thơ in early evening. Free and O/n in Can Tho city.

  4. Day 4. Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating market -Saigon- Fly to Hue ( B , L )

    This morning, very early, a boat-ride visit to the extraordinary river market of Cai Rang. Famous as one of the largest on the complex of water-ways that comprise the Mekong Delta, this market provides exotic fruits and vegetables for a vast market. The boat tour will be capped off with a visit to My Khanh Village, a genuine, working Delta village that is typical of the region. In the afternoon, we return to Saigon, utilizing one of the remaining Danish Ferries to cross the Delta’s river system. Lunch then back to Saigon airport for flight to Hue. Pick up and transfer to hotel. O/n in Hue .

  5. Day 5. Hue city tour ( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel. Today we will enjoy the city tour of Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Start by doing A boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious sites, Thien Mu Pagoda. Then continue to discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen sDynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Lunch at local restaurant.  The afternoon continues with a visit to the elaborate tombs of emperors Tu Duc & Khai Dinh. This guided tour gives you a deep understanding about King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life. Back to hotel at around 5h pm.  O/n in Hue

  6. Day 6. Hue – My Son – Hoi An ( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel then it will be time to begin our transfer southward to Hoi An (about 3.5 hours). There is fabulous sightseeing en route and we may make stops at: Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass, Cham Museum, and maybe the Marble Mountains Lunch on the way. Then drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Return to Hoi An Town in evening to check in hotel and O/n in Hoi An

  7. Day 7. Hoi An – Cu Lao Cham island group tour (B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel and at 8.30: Transfer bus from hotel to Cua Dai quay

    – 9.00 – 9.25: Relax in fresh cool wind & enjoy the beautiful landscape on the speed boat to Cham Island

    – 9.25 – 10.10: Visit Bai Lang, including Au Thuyen, Tay Tang pagoda and Bai Lang fishing village

    – 10.10-11.10: Transfer to Bai Xep for snorkeling

    – 11.10-14.00: Go to Bai chong to relax, swim, sunbath and enjoy a special lunch with fresh seafood

    – 14.00: Return to the mainland back to town.

    O/n  in Hoi An

  8. Day 8. Hoi An free ( B )

    Breakfast at hotel then enjoy free day at leisure on beach or your own shopping time.
    O/n in Hoi An .

  9. Day 9. Hoi An – Da Nang fly to Hanoi ( B )

    Breakfast at hotel then take the morning flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival Hanoi, pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. Free till 14h30 to join the Cooking class. O/n in Hanoi

  10. Day 10. Hanoi – Halong Bay (L,D)

    Breakfast at hotel and got pick up to take a journey east for about 3.5hours to Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay. Arrival at around 12:00 we’ll board a nice junk and set sails. From the comfort of our very own 100–foot private sampan, we’ll spend the day exploring this incredible setting and discovering the many islands and inlets found in the bay made famous in the film Indochine. You can challenge yourself with kayaking and swimming. Vietnamese seafood lunch and dinner included. O/n on Cruise.

  11. Day 11. Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)

    Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even further…! After brunch on board disembark and return to Hanoi. O/n in Hanoi

  12. Day 12. Hanoi City Tour ( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel today we enjoy a full Hanoi day tour to historical sites such as:  Ho Chi Minh Complex: (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, Ho Chi Minh Museum. Temple of Literature. Lunch then visit Museum of Ethnology, Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. 1hour on Cyclo through the Old Quarter. Joining water puppet show O/n in Hanoi

  13. Day 13. Hoa Lu - Trang An – Hanoi ( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel. Taking two hours driving to Ninh Binh, visit Hoa Lu Temples and continue to Trang An for sampan trip in the area so-called “Ha Long Bay in land”. Late lunch and back to Hanoi. O/n in Hanoi.

  14. Day 14. Hanoi – Siemreap( B )

    Breakfast at hotel then free until transfer to airport to take flight to Siem Riep. Pick up upon arrival and transfer to hotel in Siemreap.  O/n in Siemreap.

  15. Day 15. Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel then take whole day to Explore Angkor Thom ( Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terraces and the Leper King Terrace). lunch at local restaurant. Then visit to Angkor Wat and Phnom Bakheng. O/n in Siem Reap

  16. Day 16. BanteaySrei& Grand Circuit ( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel and today we visit BanteaySrei, BanteaySamre and BanteyKdei, the Lake of SrahSrang,  Lunch at local restaurant then continue to Ta Prohm Temple, Ta Keo, Chau Say Tevada and Thommanon temples. O/n in Siem Reap

  17. Day 17. Siemreap –LuangPrabang-city tour (B, D)

    Breakfast at hotel then take the morning flight to Luang Prabang.  Pick up and transfer to hotel then visit National museum, WatVisoun, WatAham, Wat Mai; visit WatXieng Thong, climbing up to Phousi Mount to enjoy the beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. Evening visit to Street Night Market. O/n in LuangPrabang.

  18. Day 8. LuangPrabang-Pak Ou Cave (B, L)

    Breakfast at hotel then take morning cruise on the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou Caves; drop in village of Ban Xanghai. Short drive to Ban XangKhong on return. O/n in LuangPrabang.

  19. Day 19. LuangPrabang-Vientiane-City Tours (B, L)

    Breakfast at hotel then take morning flight to Vientiane. Pick up and transfer to hotel then tour to WatSisaket, WatPrakeo That LuangStupa, Patuxay Monument O/n in Vientiane.

  20. Day 20. Vientiane-Departure (B)

    Breakfast at hotel and whole morning is free till got pick up and transfer to airport for departure flight. End of services.

Price & Inclusion

Price with accommodation

Group Size Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
2 $2087 pp $2337 pp $3616 pp
3-7 $1574 pp $1859 pp $3350 pp
8 $ 1507 pp $1844 pp $3057 pp
Single supplement $518 pp $751 pp $1724 pp

All prices are quoted per Person in US Dollars

Hotel listing

Location Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
Sai Gon Asian Ruby Select Edenstar The Myst Dong Khoi
Can Thơ West Hotel Muong Thanh Luxury Victoria Can Tho Resort
Hue Romance Hue Eldora Hotel Indochine Palace
Hội An Atlas Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa Palm Garden Resort
Ha Noi Super Hotel Hanoi Old Quarter Thang Long Opera Apricot Hotel
Halong OrientalSail Cruiser Calypso Cruise Starlight Cruise
Luangprabang Villa Chitdara Kiridara The Grand Luang Prabang
Vientiane Vientiane Plaza Ansara Boutique Settha Palace
Siem Reap The Clay D’angkor Resort Empress Angkor Hotel Angkor Palace Resort

In case the above-mentioned hotels are not available, hotels of similar standards shall be provided.

Price without accommodation

Group Size Price
2 $1325 pp
3-7 $812 pp
>=8 $745 pp

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned transportation by private vehicle
  • Accommodation based on twin share at mentioned hotel category or similar
  • Sight-seeing & Entrance fees, Boat trip
  • Domestic Flights Indicated in Itinerary
  • English speaking guide/ Meals as specified
  • Note B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Exclusions

  • Any international air tickets and Hanoi- Siem Reap- Luangprabang
  • Visa arrangement
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks  and Personal expenses

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Hi Thor. Just to let you know that we had really great 20days of our holiday in Indochina and already returned home, a bit tired but having thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The hotels, food and itinerary were all excellent and the guides was knowledgeable and polite. We particularly enjoyed our time in Luang Prabang and Hoi An and our trips to My Son, Cu Lao Cham, Angkor Temples, Halong Bay, the Pak Ou Caves river trip along the Mekong and the morning alms giving at Luang Prabang. The restaurants we have had meals during the trip were very tasty….thank you!!!… Read more »

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The trip we took was very ambitious for travelers our ages (71-78 years), but the guides and the drivers we were with were so understanding and took care of all of our wants and needs. If we were younger and didn’t have such a long list of places in the world we have yet to see, we would most certainly return to Vietnam Cambodia and Laos once again but more relaxing times…
Thank you Mr Thor from Atravelmate for providing the most special and memorable trip for us.
Charley Sants Wesley from USA

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Mr Tuan, Just a quick note to say thank you for an amazing experience! Our participants commented on how wonderfully it was organized and we received lots of positive feedback (along with a few suggestions but it was overwhelmingly positive and surely i would put those details on my next email ). Poll and I are just getting back on campus and have to catch up on some work here but we hope to be in touch with you soon. We can’t wait to plan our next adventure on Vietnam and Cambodia (perhaps summer 2021). We are thinking Nha Trang… Read more »

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