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22 Days Far East Discovery Package

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22 Days Far East Discovery Package

Showcase the best of the bests in South East Asia. The trip will bring you to the lands of myths, magnificent temples – Cambodia then exploring the beauty and diverse colors of Vietnam before leaving to the charming Laos.

DAY 1

SIEMREAP ARRIVAL (D)

Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Free time at leisure or get a tuk tuk orientation ride around the town. Dinner at local restaurant & accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap, 3 nights.
DAY 2

SIEMREAP (B, L, D)

The sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Overnight in Siem Reap. Read more

Siem Reap, 3 nights.
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DAY 3

SIEMREAP (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel, then visit the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm which is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including BanteayKdei, SraSrong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. Afternoon, drive to ChouengKneas village, where you will take the boat to visit the way of life Cambodian poor people along with schools, restaurants, hospitals and much more floating on the great lake of Tonle sap. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap. Read more

Siem Reap, 3nights.
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DAY 4

SIEMREAP / PHNOM PENH (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel, heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of BanteaySrei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the BanteaySamre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. This afternoon, you will be transfer to Phnom Penh via a short flight. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel check in. The same afternoon in Phnom Penh, we will visit Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh’s name sake and we will take one hour cruise before the sunset. Dinner at local restaurant.Overnight in Phnom Penh. Read more

Phnom Penh, 1 night.
DAY 5

PHNOM PENH / HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Breakfast at the hotel – we will start our visit to the Royal Palace. The Palace was opened in 1870 under King Norodom, and now contains the Royal Residence, the Throne Hall, the Silver Pagoda, and other buildings. The Silver Pagoda (WatPreahKeoMorokat) is one of the city’s most visited sites and offers a display of priceless Buddhist and historical objects. The Pagoda draws its name with more than 5,000 silver tiles, which cover a floor in the temple. The building serves less as a functioning shrine, no monks currently reside here, than a repository of cultural treasures such as the famous Emerald Buddha and many other valuable statues. We will then visit to ToulSleng museum (S-21) and the killing field of ChouengEk, which is about 35kim away from the city. Transfer out to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. You are welcome and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. Read more

Ho Chi Minh, 2 nights.
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DAY 6

HCMC / CU CHI TUNNELS (B, L)

Morning explore the complicated network of underground tunnels in Cu Chi, which were used by the V.C and guerilla fighters during Vietnam war. Back to city centre and enjoy half-day orientation tour of Ho Chi Minh City including The Old Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Independence Hall, War Remnants Museum and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in HCMC. Read more

Ho Chi Minh, 2 nights.
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DAY 7

HCMC / MEKONG DELTA (B, L)

Discover the lush beauty of the Mekong Delta as you wind your way down the narrow canals on a sampan that glides along fruit orchards, paddy fields and sleepy villages; visit a floating market, where vendors display the delta’s bounty of fruits and vegetables on their boats. However, busy selling and buying, they will never forget to throw you happy smiles and wave at you. Overnight in Can Tho. Read more

Mekong, 1 night.
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DAY 8

MEKONG DELTA / PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)

Early bird today to the boat quay and get a 40 minute boat ride to welcome the sunrise, and to get to the most famous floating market of Cairang. This is an incredible chance to experience the life and daily business of Mekong merchants on the water. Every kinds of fruits, vegetable are all available for sales. Transfer to Can Tho Airport for a short flight to PhuQuoc Island. Shuttle bus of hotel will pick you up at airport, check in and overnight in PhuQuoc. Read more

Phu Quoc, 3 nights.
DAY 9

PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)

Free for your own leisure to explore the emerald beach.

Phu Quoc, 3 Nights.
DAY 10

PHU QUOC ISLAND (B)

Free for your own leisure.

Phu Quoc, 3 nights.
DAY 11

PHU QUOC / HCMC/ DANANG / HOI AN (B)

Today we transfer to airport for flight to HCMC, then connecting flight to Danang. You are welcome by our driver and transfer to Hoi An – the old port town with rich culture. Overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An
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DAY 12

HOI AN (B)

A half day wandering through the picturesque streets of this 16th century trading port, where the buildings remind us of its Chinese, Japanese, French and Vietnamese architectural styles; visit the Chinese Embassy Halls, Japanese Covered Bridge, PhucKien Pagoda, ancient Tan Ky House and a walk into the central Hoian market. Afternoon will be free time for shopping or relax. Overnight in Hoi An. Read more

Hoi An, 2 nights.
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DAY 13

HOI AN – HUE (B, L, D)

After a rewarding drive through the scenic Ocean Clouds Mountain Pass (Hai Van pass) with a stop in Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Danang, you will arrive to Hue – the ancient city. Check in hotel and leisure time. Afternoon visit to the famous Citadel followed by a royal style dinner to show off the nice and sophisticated cuisine of Hue. Overnight at your hotel. Read more

Hue, 2 nights.
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DAY 14

HUE CITY (B, L)

Morning to embark the cruise on the Huong River, stop at Dong Ba Market and buy necessary food for a cooking class with our chef. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda – the symbol of Hue City and back to the boat for a scenic cruise to ThuyBieu village. Arrive on ThuyBieu and visit the garden house, ancient ancestral temples, an incense making family to discover the daily life of local people. Come back to ThuyBieu restaurant for a cooking class where you will prepare lunch by yourself. After lunch, relax with a short herbal foot bath and massage. The rest of the day visit TuDuc tomb and stop for photo shooting at the incense making village. Back to hotel and overnight in Hue. Read more

Hue, 2 nights.
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DAY 15

HUE – HANOI (B)

After breakfast and check out hotel, say goodbye to Hue and take a flight to Hanoi. Welcome by local driver take you to your hotel. Have restful night in Hanoi.

Ha Noi, 2 nights.
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DAY 16

HANOI CITY (B, L)

The full day tour takes you around Hanoi’s highlights sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda. You also have chance to visit historic University – The Temple of Literature, that dates back to the 11th century; learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda. the Visit the famous Ethnology Museum. Back to the Old Quarter to walk through the narrow streets that were famous for its specialized craft making guilds, The guild streets were named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays; and then join in an unique water puppet show that features the Viet folklores and culture. Overnight in Hanoi. Read more

Ha Noi, 2 nights.
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DAY 17

HANOI / HALONG (B, L, D)

At 08:00, you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay and board a boat, enjoying lunch while cruise through the bay. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you will enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner onshore. Afterwards, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the night. Read more

Ha Long Bay, 1 night.
DAY 18

HALONG / HANOI (B, L)

You will start the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise and an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will be taken to a beautiful limestone grotto before returning to the junk for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. You will then have free time to enjoy the Hanoi from the late afternoon till the nightlife and staying overnight in your hotel. Read more

Ha Noi, 1 night.
DAY 19

HANOI / LUANG PRABANG (B, D)

Enjoy the morning in Hanoi before transfer to airport for flight to LuangPrabang. Pick up and transfer to hotel. You will be met by our staff and transferred to your hotel. This afternoon you will visit the impressive stupa of WatVisoun and the shrines of WatAham and Wat Mai; then climb up to the top of Mount Phousi to explore the sacred, gilded stupa as well as capture a beautiful view of the city and the Mekong River at sunset. From there, we visit the Night Market, where you can browse through a lovely selection of handmade textiles. Overnight in LuangPrabang. Read more

Luang Prabang, 3 nights.
DAY 20

LUANG PRABANG / PAK OU – KHOUANGSI WATER

An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning alms giving to saffron-clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving this procession. After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour of the city’s oldest temple, WatSene and the magnificent WatXieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in colored glass. You will then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside to Pak Ou Caves, sanctuaries consisting of two large caverns, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images. The cruise also includes stops at a few villages during the day, including Ban Xanghai where local rice wine is made. After lunch, continue our excursion towards Khouangsi Waterfall, once at the falls you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. Return to LuangPrabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban XangKhong, a village well known for silk hand weaving and making traditional Saa Paper. Enjoy sunset at WatPhabath. Overnight in LuangPrabang. Read more

Luang Prabang, 3 nights.
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DAY 21

LUANG PRABANG – ELEPHANT RIDING (B, L)

Elephant and easy hiking tour to Khmu village (Walking time total 3 hours, in dry season Tad Sae waterfall is not watering). After arriving at the Lao Spirit Resort you will get to see the protected elephants at the “Elephant Park Project” along the Nam Khan riverbanks. Enjoy a 1 hr. elephant ride and then take a short and easy hiking tour in the Fair Trek project area where villages profit directly from your visit. Depending on available time, your Lao style lunch will be served at Ban Houay Fai and return to the Tad Sae waterfall, taking a boat ride back to the Resort. Return to LuangPrabang by car. Overnight in LuangPrabang. Read more

Luang Prabang, 3 nights.
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DAY 22

LUANG PRABANG – DEPARTURE (B)

Start our last day with a visit to The National Museum (closed Tuesday) at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture throughout the ages. You also will see the Central Market. After visiting these sights in the morning, there will be free time to venture into town and stroll around the shopping areas. The tour ends after your transfer to the airport for departure. Read more

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Siem Reap, 3 ngihts.
Day 4
Location Phnom Penh, 2 night
Day 5
Location Ho Chi Minh City, 2 nights.
Day 7
Location Can Tho
Day 8
Location Phu Quoc, 3 nights.
Day 11
Location Hoi An, 2 nights.
Day 13
Location Hue, 2 nights
Day 15
Location Ha Noi, 2 nights
Day 17
Location Ha Long Bay
Day 18
Location Ha Noi, 1 night.
Day 19
Location Luang Prabang
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Siem Reap, 3 nights
Day 4
Location Phnom Penh, 1 night.
Day 13
Location Ha Noi, 2 nights.
Day 7
Location Can Tho, 1 night.
Day 8
Location Phu Quoc, 3 nights.
Day 11
Location Hoi An, 2 nights.
Day 13
Location Hue, 2 nights.
Day 15
Location Ha Long Bay
Day 16
Location Ha Noi, 1 nights.
Day 17
Location Luang Prabang
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Siem Reap, 3 nights
Day 4
Location Phnom Penh, 1 night.
Day 5
Location Ho Chi Minh City, 2 nights.
Day 7
Location Can Tho, 1 night.
Day 8
Location Phu Quoc, 3 nights.
Day 11
Location Hoi An, 2 nights.
Day 1
Location Hue, 2 nights.
Day 1
Location Ha Noi, 2 nights.
Day 1
Location Ha Long Bay, 1 night.
Day 1
Location Ha Noi, 1 night.
Day 1
Location Luang Prabang

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Transportation in private air-conditional vehicle with experienced local English speaking guide; otherwise it is clearly stated,
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast,
  • Meals as stated in itinerary (21 breakfasts, 12 lunches, 7 dinners – food only),
  • Boat trips as itinerary,
  • All sightseeing admission fees,
  • Water and tissues on coach,
  • Services charges and government tax.

Package excludes

  • International, domestic flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fee on arrival at airport
  • Others not mentioned above
  • Compulsory dinner and peak season surcharges at hotel

More information

  • Supplement for Internal & Domestic flights:
  • • REP-PNH & tax: US$128.00 per person (subject to change)
  • • PNH-SGN & tax: US$156.00 per person (subject to change)
  • • VCA-PQC & tax: US$95.00 per person (subject to change)
  • • PQC-SGN & tax: US$95.00 per person (subject to change)
  • • SGN-DAD & tax: US$128.00 per person (subject to change)
  • • HUI-HAN & tax: US$128.00 per person (subject to change)
  • • HAN-LPQ & tax: US$239.00 per person (subject to change)
  • Single supplement for high season (1 Nov’17 – 30 Apr’18 & 1 Oct – 31 Oct’18); Standard 3*: $585, Comfort 4*: $1058, Luxury 5*: $2057
  • Single supplement for low season (1 May – 30 Sep’18); Standard 3*: $520, Comfort 4*: $875, Luxury 5*: $1635
  • Supplement for travelling on X’mas & New Year (from 22 Dec’17 – 5 Jan’18) or Lunar New Year (15 Feb – 20 Feb’18) may apply and to be advised.

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Donald Wright, United States

This was a wonderful experience traveling with Destination Services Vietnam, you are amazing! I felt extremely safe whilst travelling, being fully supported from office and your onsite tour guide that I can ask everything on the tour and about Vietnam, Cambodia where were on my trip. Will surely contact you for my return next year! Read more

Alicia Feraula, Spain

Thank you for arranging our best trip to East side this year! This is an excellent overview of the REAL Vietnam - its short enough to leave you wanting more but long enough to grow attached! I can't wait to go back!

Peggy GUILLEMET, France

Coucou Luca, Tu trouveras en pièce jointe le retour des participants au dernier voyage au Vietnam. Encore bravo pour ce beau résultat ! J’espère très vite pouvoir collaborer à nouveau avec toi un prochain dossier

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