We Love —
- Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia are breathtaking countries offering a wealth of historical sites, stunning scenery, ancient temples and beautiful beaches.
- This 12 night private tour's highlights include Hanoi’s French Quarter, sacred Angkor Wat and the beautiful, tranquil city of Luang Prabang.
- Choose our business class flights to start your trip in style.
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Our Offer —
12 night private tour:
2 nights La Belle Vie Hotel, Hanoi
1 night on Indochina Sails Cruise, Ha Long Bay
3 nights at Santi Resort, Luang Prabang
3 nights at Lotus Blanc Hotel, Siem Reap
3 nights at Bay Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City
Your Destinations —
Year on year Vietnam is becoming a more popular holiday destination as people start to discover all that this beautiful and fascinating country has to offer. The attraction of a holiday to Vietnam is evident when you consider its unique cultural and historical heritage set in an unspoilt, diverse and engaging landscape. Whilst Vietnam is an extraordinary country to explore, an increasing number of tourists are going simply to relax; with over 3,000km of coastline, stunning white sand beaches and a number of deluxe 5-star resorts.
There has never been a better time to go on a Vietnam holiday than now, as the country with a fascinating past warmly embraces its future as a major player among international tourist destinations. When visiting Vietnam you will discover a country that offers something for every holidaymaker. From the pristine beaches of Phan Thiet to the bustling city life found in Ho-Chi-Minh City (Saigon), a Vietnam holiday offers something for everyone, making it a truly unequalled travel experience.
Often overlooked in favour of its better-known neighbours, landlocked Laos remains one of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling destinations. Caught in the middle of the two Indochina wars and long isolated from the rest of the world, the country retains a slow, rather old-fashioned charm, and its people – incredibly laidback and friendly.
The Mekong is a must for every visit to Laos, supplying fish for dinner, a stunning array of sunsets and a fascinating route to travel along- bring your camera as the views are breathtaking!
Cambodia has remained hidden from the outside world for much of the last century, but now emerging from years of isolation and becoming increasingly popular on the traveller's trail. The fascinating country offers a true taste of Southeast Asia before the arrival of tourism and modernisation. It has a diverse landscape from dusty hot cities and mountainous jungles to beautifully calm bays and pristine beaches.
At the turn of the millennium Siem Reap was a Cambodian provincial town with few facilities, minor surfaced roads and little in the way of nightlife. Now it is a major tourist hub due to its proximity to the world famous temples of Angkor (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
Your Itinerary —
B= Breakfast; L= Lunch & D = Dinner: pre-arranged at local restaurants based on local food with set menu.
Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival
Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, welcomed by guide and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in. Relax after a long journey.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Note: Hotel check-in time: 14:00. Early check-in is not included.
Day 2: Hanoi – Orientation (B)
After breakfast, the day starts with visit to the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh - the nation’s founder, containing Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (viewed from outside on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoons due to closure), and the house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda. Next up visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - Hanoi’s oldest pagoda on the bank of West Lake.
In the afternoon, visit Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university which was constructed in 11th century. Later on, we walk around the Old Streets which were named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about legend of the lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple, followed by the Water Puppet show - a uniquely Northern Vietnamese Art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D/Local guide on boat)
After breakfast, you will depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Travel through the rich farmlands of the Delta of Red river and the landscape of rice fields, water buffalo, the daily life of the Vietnamese village. Arrive in Halong and board to board a traditional junk. Lunch on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting a cave. Later on, the junk moves to docking area for overnight.
Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Luang Prabang (Brunch)
In the morning, your brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. The junk continues cruising toward Ha Long port. Ready for disembarking. Our car is ready to pick you up toward Hanoi. You will drive straight to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang.
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. Landing in Luang Prabang, you will be met by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave by boat (B)
For early risers, there is a very special dawn visit to watch the monks collecting the alms. As the sun begins to rise, long lines of orange-robed monks leave their pagodas and walk barefoot down the streets collecting offerings from Luang Prabang residents. It is a beautiful, serene ceremony that highlights the spiritualism of the Laos people. Visit the Central Market where sells most of Laos food ingredients.
After breakfast, we board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Back to the town at the noon time and have lunch at your own expense.
In the afternoon, we visit the National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign. Continue our city tour with the impressive stupa of Wat Mai, the city's oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple, we then 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 Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 6: Luang Prabang – free (B)
A free day in Luang Prabang to explore the town more by yourself or enjoy its peaceful atmosphere.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 7: Luang Prabang – Siem Reap (B)
Breakfast at your hotel and be free at leisure until board a flight to Siem Reap town in Cambodia. Upon arrival at the airport in Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 8: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex (B)
We start a very special and busy day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist. The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate, Bayon Temple- unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara Baphuon Temple: lying just to the north of Bayon, a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
In the afternoon, you will visit the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Ta Prohm was built in the 12th century. It’s a Buddhist temple dedicated to the mother of King Jayavarman VII. Observe Sunset over Pre Rup temple which was built in the 10th century during the reign of King Rajendravarman II.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 9: Siem Reap – free (B)
A free day in Siem Reap to explore more temples by yourself! You can take a local vehicle named tuk tuk to the Angkok complex and see more temples.
If you are going to see more temple today, please contact us in advance to buy 2 day entrance ticket for Angkor complex with 25USD/person extra).
Day 10: Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
You will be free in Siem Reap today for shopping at Old Market or foot massage until check-out time at 12:00. Have lunch at your own expense and meet our driver for transfer to the airport for an evening flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arriving at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be met by our guide and driven to your hotel.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
After breakfast, enjoy a half day tour of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City. Visit the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace it was this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. Continue to the War Museum, the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market.
In the afternoon, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, 70km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, created since 1948 to assist the Viet Minh to combat the French. This is an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, weapon shops, field hospitals and command centers. During the Vietnam War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a fire free zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of the tunnels have been opened for visitors.
Back to your hotel after 4 hour tour & overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
After breakfast, it takes only 2 hours pleasant drive to Ben Tre province crossing Rach Mieu bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorized boat on Ben Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river while sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring. Our first stop is at brickwork to see how to make bricks traditionally by printing and baking. Continue to visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits.
Take a motorized cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about local culture.
Lunch at a Local restaurant
After lunch, we take a rowing-boat along beautiful water palm creek before meeting up the motorized boat and transfer you back to the pier and drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Departure (B)
You will be free today until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight.
Please note: the following visa charges apply (prices subject to change without prior notification)
Vietnam visa charge upon arrival : US$50 per person
Laos visa charge upon arrival : US $30-40 per person
Cambodia visa charge upon arrival : US $30 per person
Your Hotels —
All hotels are of a 4* Standard. Meals as per itinerary above.
All rooms sleep up to
La Belle Vie Hotel in Hanoi enjoys panoramic views over the city and the Hoan Kiem Lake. Featuring elegant rooms and free wifi, here you will enjoy a bar and cafe with open-dining option where you can enjoy drinks and light snacks while soaking up the atmosphere of the picturesque Hanoi Streets.
Mountains in the horizon with never ending rice fields at your doorstep and canals of lotus flowers, creeks and waterfalls stretch through the sprawling serene landscape of Santi Resort& Spa.
The 12 hectare resort offers 67 elegantly designed rooms, Bungalows and Suites – all with its own private balcony. Deluxe Rooms are decorated with beautiful wooden furnishings featuring a king or twin beds, private balcony and an inviting bathroom with a shower and bathtub.
Located approximately 15 minute drive from town centre of Luang Prabang, the resort offers a free form swimming pool, spa, steam sauna and gym.
Indochina Sails operate a fleet of luxury cruise vessels. It has four boats in its fleet: one with 14 cabins, two with 15 cabins and one with 23 cabins.
All of Indochina Sails’ boats are built to the highest standards and designed to incorporate traditional style and modern facilities. They are built entirely of aged wood, providing a rich and warn ambience.
Each cabin has excellent amenities including luxurious bed linen, in-house telephone, and separate bathrooms with a massage shower, a mini fridge, air-conditioning, and wardrobe.
This fabulous hotel in Siem Reap offers a refreshing outdoor pool and on-site restaurant. Your comfortable Superior Room boasts chic design, a private balcony and a wide range of modern comforts.
Opened in 2016, the Bay Hotel is a stylish, boutique style hotel in the urban jungle. Offering sleek, minimalist decor and fantastic facilities, it exudes a fashionable atmosphere.
The 16 story hotel features 250 guest rooms, a stylish restaurant and rooftop pool & gym facing the Saigon River.
Please note: If the hotels above are not available you will be accommodated in one of a similar standard.
Your Journey —
Flights: You may choose from economy or business class flights
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers are included as per itinerary.