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13-day Indochina Passage

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V'explore Travel

V’Explore Travel is an established company specializing in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.

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13-day Indochina Passage

This in-depth journey captures the very essence of Indochina. Buddhist cultures, colonial architecture, UNESCO World Heritage sites, traditional performance art, river cruises, and friendly people. Visit the most famous cities such as Siem Reap, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Saigon, as well as many lesser known – but no less fascinating – Ha Long Bay. Enjoy all cultural experience includes Apsara show…

DAY 1

Arrive in Siem Reap

Upon arrival-meeting with guide and transfer to hotel Siem Reap is the nearest town to the incomparable Khmer temple complex of Angkor. From the 9th to 15th Century, Angkor was both the power base of a mighty military and political force, and the heart of a rich and sophisticated civilization. We will see massive stone monuments, wide majestic causeways, imposing gateways and towers – all in a wonderful jungle setting. Most of our afternoon is dedicated to a visit of the most famous temple - magnificent Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We will enjoy exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Intricately carved bas-reliefs extend the length of the outer walls and corridors, depicting mythological scenes and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction. Late afternoon, climb up to Bakheng Temple perched on top of a natural hill with spectacular views over Angkor Wat. Please note that the steep climb is richly rewarded by the views – sometimes elephants can be hired to carry you up Accommodation Siem Reap. Read more

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DAY 2

Siem Reap city tour

American breakfast. This morning we will visit the "Great City" of Angkor Thom (South Gate , Bayon , Elephant Terrace , Terrace of liper King)Temple which was probably more opulent than most European cities in the late 12th Century. Ta Prohm - a favourite amongst visitors because it has become part of the jungle. Lunch at Local Restaurant. visit including the Royal City of Preah Khan which features fabulous carved stone lanterns and impressive sculptures, Neak Pean – a shrine built on a small circular island, Back to town. Read more

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DAY 3

Siem Reap – Luang Prabang

Enjoy a leisurely morning before transferring to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang, UNESCO World Heritage town, with beautifully preserved Buddhist temples and French fusion architecture. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang
DAY 4

Pak Ou cave

Early risers will have a chance to engage in a moving ritual: As long lines of barefoot monks walking silently along the streets on their morning alms round. After breakfast we will enjoy a full day boat trip on the Mekong River to holy Pak Ou Caves, full of Buddha images of all styles and sizes. Stop over at the nearby villages of Xang Hai, Thin Hong. Take a boat to return Luang Prabang and overland to the traditional hand-weaving village of Phanom. This evening we will recommend you option for local restaurants like 3 Nagas, Toum-Toum Cheng Read more

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DAY 5

Luang Prabang – Ha Noi

Visit the Luang Prang Bang market (Check out at noon) Transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival Ha Noi – Driver picks up and transfers to hotel. Overnight in Ha Noi.

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DAY 6

Ha Noi city tour

8:30 Guide will pick up at hotel for city tour - Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, boasts tree-lined streets and centuries-old temples. The sightseeing day winds up with a water puppet show, a theatrical genre reflecting the agricultural civilization of thousands of years ago. A sightseeing tour features both cultural and historical highlights, comprising Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnology Museum, the old quarters and a downtown pedicab ride (1 hour). This evening we will recommend you option for Hanoi high-end restaurants like Wild Rice, Emperor, Green Tangerine Read more

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DAY 7

Ha Noi - Ninh Binh

After breakfast, drive to Ninh Binh (100km south of Ha Noi) through countryside with rice paddies & rural villages. We will take a Sampan ride over small stream runs in the middle on rice fields with very beautifull landscape which also known as “Ha Long Bay on Land of Viet Nam” to visit the three Cave. Lunch will be arranged at local restaurant there. In the afternoon, visiting the Temple of Dinh & Le King located inside the Hoa Lu ancient Capital of “Dai Viet” in the 10th century. Drive back Ha Noi. Read more

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DAY 8

Ha Noi – Ha Long

08:00 Driver will pick up at hotel. Drive to Ha Long City. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side. Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 30 minutes 12:00 Arrive at Tuan Chau island – Take break and welcome drink at Glory Legend Cruise Lounge Transfer to Glory Legend Cruise Welcome drink - receive cruise briefing, safety instructions and check in. Start cruising and explore Halong Bay - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. Enjoy a lunch with Vietnamese dishes served while cruising through the bay, passing the most beautiful and quiet areas, such as Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, Soi Sim beach, Coconut Three Island Visiting Luon cave, the perfect combination of lime-stone mountains and jade-green sea by bamboo boat with local people or kayaking based on your preference. Enjoy quiet space and pure air, you will feel relaxed truly. If you are lucky, you will see monkeys on islands. Visiting the beautiful Ti Top beach for swimming (if the weather permits), Ti Top Beach is especially famous for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand that create a great ambiance for tourists to relax or passengers can take steps to reach on the top of Ti Top beach to have a whole panorama view of Halong Bay. Back to the boat and free time while sailing to Luon Bo area, and anchor overnight. Option: Massage service available. Please book with Cruise Manager directly (please see massage menu) Attend the Cooking class on sundeck – How to make Vietnamese spring rolls - traditional Vietnamese food. Then enjoy Happy Hour (Buy one drink-get one free). It is time for chit chat and relaxing. Watch the magnificent sunset over Halong Bay. 19.30 – 23.00Dinner – Deluxe Vietnamese and International BBQ Set Menu Dinner Evening activities include: Leisure time to enjoy a chat around the bar, watching movies and many sort of Vietnam cultural films, relaxing and spending a romantic night on Glory Legend Cruise’s music, playing cards, chess are available, reading magazines in room and dining room. You may also try your luck at squid fishing & fishing from the boat.23:00 End of Program for Day One (Please notice, the itinerary could be changed due to bad weather and tidal condition) Read more

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DAY 9

Ha Long – Ha Noi – Saigon

06:00 – 08:00 The day starts early onboard with Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape. 08:00- 11:30 Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes for cave visiting. Visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended. Back to Glory Legend Cruises. Check out and settle your bill at reception. Have a lunch while cruising back to the Tuan Chau Wharf. Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery while approaching the wharf. Disembark to Tuan Chau Wharf. Say good bye to the crew. 12:00 – Transfer back to Ha Noi airport for evening flight to flight to HCMC via VN – departs 18:00/20:00. Upon arrival in Sai Gon – Driver picks up and transfers to hotel. Overnight in Sai Gon, Read more

Saigon
DAY 10

Cu Chi Tunnels - City tour

8:00am Guide will pick up at hotel, take a drive to Cu Chi Tunnel, the stronghold of Viet Cong up to 200 kilometers. It is one of the fierce fighting during the Vietnam War. The rest of the day we will tour around Saigon city, Old colonial buildings, and War Remnants museum. Drop by Ben Thanh Market to feature at local people doing transactions at their busy time. Overnight in Sai Gon. Read more

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DAY 11

Saigon – Vinh Long – Can Tho

Breakfast at hotel - At 08:00 AM our tour guide will pick up at hotel and drive to Cai Be (about 2 hours). Our day will start with a visit of Cai Be colorful floating market cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then we can make a stop at some local workshops and handicrafts villages, where you can see how people make rice paste, coconut candy, rice-paper for spring-rolls, A smaller dug out boat will take us deeper into the delta through small canals to enjoy the tranquil beauty. It is so interesting to see local farmers catch fish or pick up fruits by ancestral ways in Mekong Delta. A great lunch will be served at local house. We will then cycle on village paths to see the local farms, houses.Proceed to Can Tho (boat trip around 3,5 hours then 01 hour more to drive to Can Tho). Check in hotel & relax. Overnight in Cantho. Read more

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DAY 12

Can Tho - Saigon

8:00 After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Cai Rang floating market the biggest one in the Mekong delta in Viet Nam for Viewing the busiest of transactions of local people over the river. Have a short city tour in Cantho to visit Binh Thuy Ancient House, where the film L’amant was shot. Drive back to Sai Gon with lunch en route. Overnight in Sai Gon. Read more

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DAY 13

Saigon – Departure

Downtown shopping (embroideries, lacquer ware, wood-carvings...) or at leisure before check-out. Transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Have a safe trip!

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Siem Reap
Day 3
Location Luang Prabang
Day 5
Location Ha Noi
Day 8
Location Ha Long
Day 9
Location Saigon
Day 11
Location Can Tho
Day 12
Location Saigon

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Private transportation in good condition
  • Local English speaking guide as in program
  • Meals as described (without drinks)
  • Accommodation on Double/twin room with breakfast
  • Pedal cab fee & Water Puppet show ticket in Hanoi
  • Entrance fees and boat fee as in program
  • Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour

Package excludes

  • All airfares
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Beverages
  • Additional journeys and transfers
  • Entry visa to Cambodia – Laos & Viet Nam
  • The air-tickets for flight Siem Reap - Luang Prabang; Luang Prabang-Hanoi; Hanoi - Saigon (Please advise us if you want us to book these flights for you. We then would inform you the airfares of these flights).
  • Other services not mentioned in the Package Includes

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Ross, Australia

V'Explore made all the travel arrangements for myself and my wife for Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. Personal drivers, guides, accommodation and tours. All done with professionalism, friendly service and to a good standard.

Ray, Canada

We have used V'explore for two different tours in Laos Cambodia VietnamThailand and Myanmar. Their attention to detail and extremely well organized tours made it a pleasure to work with them. I would highly recommend this tour Company and particularly because of their competitive rates.

Danica, Australia

I travelled with a friend and V'explore looked after us so well the entire time! All the tour guides were knowledgable and friendly. No better way to organise a trip to Vietnam than through V'explore. Highly recommended!

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