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The Best Heritages Of Indochina

18/Days  Flexible & Private Tour
 Siem ReapLuang PrabangHanoiHalong BayHueHoi AnHo Chi MinhMekongHo Chi Minh
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If you are looking for a tour itinerary that gives you an overview of the best heritages in the Indochina, this 18-day tour throughout Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam is the perfect option. During the journey, you will have various chances to visit beautiful natural landscapes, splendid cultural heritage, and rustic countryside lifestyle in these countries. Starting from Cambodia where you discover the splendid temples of the Angkor complex and the eye-catching views of Tonle Sap Lake. Then in Laos, you will visit around the charming town of Luang Prabang, to the impressive Pak Ou Caves and the poetic Kuang Si Waterfalls. Finally, in Vietnam, you will explore the capital Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, and the Mekong Delta region. Join our journey and let us show you the best of Indochina.

Highlights

  Get to know more about the beauty of nature and culture in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam

  Take a city tour around Hanoi’s highlights: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Literature temple, Cyclo ride around the Old Quarter...

  Admire the dreamlike landscape of Halong Bay on a fantastic overnight cruising trip

  Walk around the romantic lantern-lit streets of Hoi An and visit the ancient My Son sanctuary

  Enjoy a day in Hoi An’s countryside with eco biking tour to Tra Que vegetable village & mini cooking class

  Experience the floating local life of Vietnam when boating in Bay Mau water coconut forest of Hoi An & in Mekong Delta

  Explore the impressive underground city in Cu Chi tunnels

  Marvel at the incredible beauty of Angkor complex and its outlying temples: Kor Ker & Beng Mealea

  Board a local boat around Tonle Sap Lake and learn about the floating life of local communities

  Visit charming Luang Prabang and the surrounding area

  Cool down in the azure blue pools of Kuang Si waterfalls

  Cruise along the Mekong River and explore Pak Ou Caves with thousands of Buddha statues inside

  Have many chances tasting cuisines of these 03 Indochine countries

Tour Summary

By Day Transfer Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Siem Reap Welcome to Siem Reap, check in hotel, have dinner with Apsara Dance D
Day 2 Siem Reap Explore the Angkor Templex B, L
Day 3 Siem Reap Explore the ancient Koh Ker & Beng Mealea Temples B, L
Day 4 Siem Reap, Luang Prabang Visit Tonle Sap Lake and its floating community. Fly from Siem Reap... B, L
Day 5 Luang Prabang Join the Luang prabang city tour, visit Kuangsi Waterfall & Phousi... B, L
Day 6 Luang Prabang Visit Pak Ou caves by boat B, L
Day 7 Luang Prabang, Hanoi Fly from Luang Prabang to Hanoi, watch Water Puppet Show B
Day 8 Hanoi Join city tour around Hanoi, have a cyclo trip to epxlore local life B, L
Day 9 Hanoi, Halong Bay Transfer to Halong Bay, Explore the World Natural Heritage, Stay... B, L, D
Day 10 Halong Bay, Hanoi, Hue Enjoy the sightseeing in Halong Bay, Fly from Hanoi to Hue, Free time... B, Br
Day 11 Hue Enjoy a boat trip on romantic Perfume River, visit Hue with Lady... B, L
Day 12 Hue, Hoi An Visit Thanh Tien Paper Lotus Village and drive to Hoi An B
Day 13 Hoi An Visit My Son Sanctuary, Join Hoi An Walking Tour B
Day 14 Hoi An Cycle from Hoi An to Tra Que Herb Village, Van lang fisherman village... B, L
Day 15 Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City B
Day 16 Ho Chi Minh Visit Cu Chi Tunnels in the countryside and the highlights in the... B, L
Day 17 Ho Chi Minh, Mekong, Ho Chi Minh Explore Mekong Delta B, L
Day 18 Ho Chi Minh Transfer to airport for your flight back home B
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    Welcome to Siem Reap, check in hotel, have dinner with Apsara Dance

Welcome to Siem Reap - the charming relics of South East Asia

Arriving at the airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide outside the terminal and transferred to the hotel for check-in or luggage drop off if the room is yet to be ready for you. During the transfer, our guide will give you the introduction of Siem Reap City and general information about traffic, currency, shopping area and more. We will drive you around the city through Sivutha Street, Old Market/Pub Street and Wat Damnak bridge before going to your hotel so that you will have a good idea on where to spend at your own leisure time.

In the evening, you cannot afford to miss the chance to enjoy dinner with the traditional beautiful Apsara Dance. Starting by the movements with deftness and deliberation, the beautiful artists in the sophisticated silk-made tunic will get you amazed by the exquisiteness and enthusiasm with warm smiles

Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Immersing yourself in a traditional dinner with Apsara Dance

When in Cambodia, don’t forget to give yourself at least an hour to immerse through the traditional dinner with ancient art of Apsara Dance. Starting by the movements with deftness and deliberation, the beautiful artists in the sophisticated silk-made tunic will get you amazed by the exquisiteness and enthusiasm with warm smiles. 

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    Explore the Angkor Templex

Beat the crowd early morning by 7.00 am, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins.  The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city Angkor ThomCity & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area. 

Transfer back to your hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Splendor Trip to Religious Angkor Wat

Regarded as the largest religious structure in the world, Angkor Wat (Siem Reap, Cambodia) steals travelers’ heart by the astonishing vast and amazing landscape. A wonderful experience to watch the mesmerizing sunrise and to explore the site needs tackling whilst you visit Siem Reap. Don’t forget to take water, hat, sunscreen and proper attire to maintain your energetic exploration.

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    Explore the ancient Koh Ker & Beng Mealea Temples

Depart for a full day trip to Koh Ker and Beng Mealea both located in the beautiful rural hinterlands of Siem Reap. Travel off-the-beaten track for 2.5 hours before arriving at Koh Ker, the former capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 and 944 A.D. The style of the Koh Ker temple is different from any other temple in Cambodia and has more of a resemblance to the ancient pyramids of Egypt. Partially overgrown by the forest and inhabited only by birds, this temple and its surroundings are an exceptional experience. 

Enjoy lunch near the temple and continue to visit other ancient structures in the peaceful area. As you head back to Siem Reap, visit the spectacular ruins of Beng Mealea, which was constructed by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150). It preceded and may have served as a prototype of sorts for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. After your visit, drive 1.5 hours back to your hotel. 

Overnight in Siem Reap.


Fantastic jungle experience at Beng Mealea Temple

Beng Mealea or Bung Mealea is a temple from the Angkor Wat period. It is located 40 km east from the main group of temples at Angkor, Siem Reap, on the ancient royal highway to Preah Khan Kompong Svay. Beng Mealea was built as a Hindu temple, but some carvings depict Buddhist motifs. Its primary material is sandstone and it is largely unrestored, with trees and thick brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards and many of its stones lying in great heaps. The history of the temple is unknown and it can be dated only by its architectural style, identical to Angkor Wat, so scholars assumed it was built during the reign of king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century. This site was added to the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List on September 1, 1992 in the Cultural category.Beng Mealea is largely unrestored and off the beaten path, with trees and brush thriving amidst its towers and courtyards. You can wander around a huge maze, looking at stones and columns lying in great heaps, and explored semi-collapsed tunnels. It is definitely not as many tourists as Angkor Wat!If you are a bit tired of Angkor & looking for an extraordinary place without tons of people, just head to Beng Mealea.

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Amazing Pyramid Temple of Koh Ker

Located in Preah Vihear province, Koh Ker temple is an amazing pyramid temple you should visit and you will learn more about it when you go with your guide. It is a spectacular area of ​​temples other than Angkor (120 km / 2 hours drive from Siem rep), less touristy for now and in the process of being applied to be considered a UNESCO heritage site. Koh Ker was once a thriving city with over 10.000 inhabitants and was even the capital of the Khmer Empire between 928 AD and 944AD during the reigns of Jayavarman IV and Harshavarman II. Today what is left are dozens of temples in the area which are mostly covered by dense jungle. The most important remaining structure is the complex of the double sanctuary Prasat Thom / Prang.The one of the great pyramid (very similar to that of Chichen Itza in the Mayan Riviera) and which can be climbed on wooden stairs through one side (36 meters). The coolest part is that you get to go on top of it, how many ancient pyramids can you do that on? From top of the temple you can see the east jungle surrounding the complex and it still has many engulfed temples. The view from there is awesome: no buiding, no village, no car or no man, just tree and jungle.

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    Visit Tonle Sap Lake and its floating community. Fly from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang

It is your time to enjoy your last wonderful moments in Siem Reap.

After breakfast at hotel, we drive for about 1 hour to Kampong Phluk Floating Village. Kampong Phluk is a permanent settlement on the Tonle Sap Lake with a small land based village attached to it. Its remarkable mangrove forest which is unique in the Siem Reap area. You will board a local boat and cruise the waterways observing the authentic and diverse lifestyle of the local floating community. Disembark at a traditional house on stilts where a catered lunch is set up for you. Admire the simple, yet fascinating lifestyle and interact with your host to learn more about living on the water. Transfer back your hotel with remainder of day free at your leisure. 

03 hours prior to your flight time, our driver will come and pick you up for airport transfer. After your flight to Luang Prabang, a former capital city and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, you will be welcomed by our tour guide and driver.
Located in northern Laos, at the confluence of the Mekong and Nam Khan rivers, this sacred city boasts golden-roofed wats, saffron robed monks and remnants of French colonial architecture. Free to relax.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Relaxing in the floating experience in Tonle Sap lake

Siem Reap – one of the most popular destination of Cambodia has no shortage of unique charms — from Khmer classical ruins temples to a UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat— and it has been luring curious travelers more by the unique floating life in Tonle Sap Lake. Besides the quaint local boat experience, you will be welcomed by warming smiles from the humble Cambodian people and have a chance to see the real-life of local people and see how they make for a living in this fantastic lake

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    Join the Luang prabang city tour, visit Kuangsi Waterfall & Phousi Mount

Start your city tour at the former Royal Palace, now the National Museum, where you will explore the history of Laos. Continue on foot to Wat Mai temple, a temple renowned for its golden bas-relief, next we visit Wat Xieng Thong temple, the most revered temple in Luang  Prabang. Located at the end of the peninsula, close to the Mekong, this temple was built in 1560 by King Setthathirat and is decorated with ornate carvings and mosaics.

PM: We continue our excursion towards Khouangsi Waterfall, stopping to visit some ethnic minority villages and see how these colorful people live. Once at the falls you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to climb up to the top of Phousi Mount 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 wide collection of handmade textile by local and hill tribe people in the surrounding towns before transfer to the hotel for relaxing. 

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Spectacular and stunning Kuang Si WaterFalls

No words can describe the stunning of Kuang Si Waterfalls and the emerald water: you must witness in person, the experience will surely exceeds your expectations!Located outside the city of Luang Prabang, Kuang Si Waterfalls are absolutely breathtaking and definitely worth the visit.  You can climb up to the falls and take a dip, or walk through the beautiful area and got in the water a bit more downstream, swim or simply put my feet in for a relaxation.Truly, a joyous feast for eyes and ears, for mind and soul !

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Impressive city tour around Luang Prabang - the blend of cultural diversity

Luang Prabang – located in the north of Laos is considered as the heart of Laos culture. The city will amaze you, definitely, by “the successful fusion of the traditional architectural and urban structures and those of the European colonial rulers of the 19th and 20th centuries. Its unique townscape is remarkably well preserved, illustrating a key stage in the blending of two distinct cultural traditions” said the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).Don’t miss a tour around the city to immerse in the blending cultural values of tradition and colony in Luang Prabang !

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