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Indochina Overland Tour 18 Days/17 Nights

Duration: 18 Days/17 Nights
Hanoi - Hai Phong - Halong - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Quy Nhon - Nha Trang - Saigon - Moc Bai - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Price: from $1715
Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival - Hanoi (L or D)

Arrival in Hanoi. Transfer to the hotel. Free time and relax. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Perfume Pagoda (B, L)

08:00 am Our driver and guide will pick you up at your hotel. Then we will have a two hour drive through the picturesque countryside and back roads to the village of Duc, where we get on a small boat for a one hour trip up Yen Vy stream to Thien Tru Quay. You may trek up (or take cable car) to the mountain to Perfume pagoda. Lunch will be ready after that. Going down and then get to Thien Tru Quay to visit more beautiful and precious sculptures, taking photos, worshipping, getting on boat again back to Duc Wharf. Drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Hai Phong (B, L)

By vehicle from Hanoi via But Thap Pagoda to Hai Phong. Journey northeast from Hanoi in Bac Ninh Province. We visit: Van Phuc, But Thap Pagoda, Ninh Phuc Pagoda, Dinh Hang Kenh, Du Hang Pagoda. Overnight in Hai Phong.

Day 4: Hai Phong - Halong - Hanoi (B, L)

Halong - Vietnam Excursion by boat from Hai Phong through the Halong Bay. This boat trip around Halong Bay and past the islands of Trong, Mai, Am, Chen and Cong Troi (Heaven Gates) will include a stop at one of the following islands and we visit: Ba Trai Dao, Hang Dau Go, Bo Nau, Thien Cung, Hanh Cave. By vehicle from Halong to Hanoi. Journey around Halong Bay to Hai Phong and west along Highway 5, across Hai Hung Province. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (B, L)

The Huc Bridge - Hoan Kiem Lake - Hanoi - Vietnam You are met at 08:30 in the hotel lobby. There is a morning and afternoon schedule, as well as an organised lunch. Morning: We visit Ho Chi Minh Complex including the Mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh Museum; The Temple of Literature; local Vietnamese lunch. In the afternoon, we visit: Hanoi Hilton museum (Hoa Lo prison); Museum of Ethnology; Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake, Opera House, St Joseph Cathedral, Bao Tang Lich Su. A one-hour cyclo tour through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter - a must for any visitor to Hanoi! Tranfer to Noi Bai airport and flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Hue city tour (B, L)

Imperial Citadel - Hue - Vietnam Transfer to the hotel and sightseeing of the Old Imperial City located in the Citadel. There are numerous palaces and temples within these walls, as well as towers, a library and a museum. We visit: Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace,Halls Of The Mandarins, Nine Dynastic Urns, Forbidden Purple City, Tu Duc Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb. It sits magnificently on the slopes of Chau E Mountain in Chau Chau Village. It has a long staircase flanked by dragons. There are ceiling murals and ceramic frescoes. Overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)

Thien Mu Pagoda - Hue - Vietnam Excursion on Huong Giang River to the Thien Mu Pagoda with boat trip. By vehicle from Hue to Danang. Journey south along Highway 1 past the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co. Sightseeing in Da Nang,Cham Museum, East Sea and the Marble Mountains. By vehicle from Da Nang to Hoi An. Journey south past the Marble Mountains and small villages. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An city tour (B, L)

Hoi An Ancient Town - Vietnam Sightseeing Hoi An and boat trip on the Thu Bon River. It is best to visit some of the following sites of Hoi An by walking around and/or by cyclo. We will visit: Quan Cong Temple, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Japanese Covered Bridge, Tran Family Chapel, Sa Huynh Museum, Phung Hung House, Quang Dong Pagoda, Boat Trip on the Thu Bon River to Kim Dong Village on Cam Kim Island. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An - Qui Nhon (B, L)

By vehicle from Hoi An to Qui Nhon. Journey south along the coast and Highway 1 past Tam Ky and Quang Ngai. This region is one of the most arid in Vietnam. The nearby plains are dominated by rocky, roundish mountains and support some marginal irrigated rice agriculture. Overnight in Qui Nhon.

Day 10: Qui Nhon - Nha Trang (B, L)

Ponagar Cham Towers- Nha Trang - Vietnam By vehicle from Qui Nhon to Nha Trang. Journey south along the coast and Highway 1 past Tuy Hoa and Ninh Hoa. This region is one of the most arid with nearby plains dominated by rocky, roundish mountains, supporting some marginal irrigated rice agriculture. Sightseeing in Nha Trang, the capital of Khanh Hoa Province with one of the most beautiful municipal beaches in Vietnam. We visit: Po Nagar Cham Towers, Chong Rocks, Pasteur Institut, Oceanographic institute, Lang Son Pagoda, Nha Trang Cathedral. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 11: Nha Trang - Saigon (B, L)

By vehicle from Nha Trang to Saigon. Journey south along the coast and Highway 1 past Dien Khanh, Lam, Phan Rang, Phan Tiet, Xuan Loc and Bien Hoa. Ninh Tuan Province, where Phan Rang is located, is home to tens of thousands of descendents of the Cham people. We will visit Po Klong Garai Cham Tower. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon city tour (B, L)

Notre Dame Cathedral - Saigon - Vietnam Today we spend a full exploring Ho Chi Minh City. We pass the now-demolished wartime American Embassy before we visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the Palace, there are some beautiful French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip to Cho Lon, Saigon's Chinatown, which is crammed with fascinating temples and mysterious, narrow lanes. We end our city tour with a visit to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 13: Saigon - Mekong Delta (B, L)

Excursion to My Tho with boat trip on the Mekong Delta. We visit: Dragon Island, Phoenix Island, Vinh Trang Pagoda. Tranfer to Mekong Delta ­with boat trip to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 14: Saigon - Moc Bai - Phnom Penh (B, L)

By vehicle from Saigon via Cu Chi Tunnels, an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. Dug out of hard laterite by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was never discovered, to Moc Bai (border Vietnam / Cambodia) By vehicle from Moc Bai to Phnom Penh. Travel through south-eastern Cambodia passing through the towns of Svay Rieng, Kampong Tabek and Neak Loeang (ferry crossing on the Mekong River). Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 15: Phnom Penh city tour (B, L)

Silver Pagoda - Phnom Penh 08:30 am With our professional guide and privated car, we start to visit Phnom Penh. Situated at the confluence of the Mekong and Tonle Sap Rivers, the Cambodia's capital city look like a big village- town where French colonial influences can still be seen in old buildings restored. We will first go to see Wat Phnom Temple. Then we will visit the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda . The Palace is a magnificent example of Khmer architecture, it was built in 1866. You will see the Throne Hall and the Napoleon III Pavilion. Silver Pagoda is one of the richest shrines in the world. The floor is made of 5.000 silver tiles. Afternoon, visit of the National Museum, a Khmer red pavilion, which is dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th century), and some from the 4th century. If you would like to see, you will visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and we will enjoy a boat cruise on the Mekong River to see Phnom Penh from the river, and watching the sunset. Overnight Phnom Penh.

Day 16: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B, L)

Phnom Bakheng - Siem Reap After breakfat, early morning transfer to pier for departure to Siem Reap by boat. Simple lunch on boat. Transfer to hotel for short relax. Afternoon, visit to Barray Lake then view sunset at Phnom Bakheng. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 17: Siem Reap city tour (B, L)

Bayon Temple - Siem Reap Early morning, view sunrise at Angkor Wat. Transfer to hotel for breakfast. The same morning visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant, short relax at hotel. Afternoon, visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan, Baksei Chamkrong and South Gate of Angkor Thom. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 18: Siem Reap - Depart

After breakfast, tour to small Circuit including Prasat Ravan, Banteay Dei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, check out hotel, visit to the World Seventh Wonder of the Magical temple city of Angkor Wat until Sunset. Transfer to airport for flight back home. End of services. Our staff will give you the warmest goodbye and hope to see you again.
Prices
Class Number of Person in Group/Pax
Tour cost per Person (in $US)
2 pax 3 pax 4 pax 5 pax
3 star 2530 2160 1900 1715
4 star 2855 2454 2225 2020
5 star 3585 3090 2954 2695
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Included:

  • Accommodation and meals as described (please note that some hotels provide only CBF)
  • All transfers within the journey, including pick-up at airport
  • All entrance fees
  • Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner
  • English, French or German speaking guides (other languages available upon request)
  • Visa-approval letter for Vietnam

Not Included:

  • Visa fees and airport taxes
  • Tips and expenditure of a personal nature, such as drinks, souvenirs and laundry etc.
  • Other tours & meals not mentioned in the program

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