On The Go Tours Inside Indochina - 21 days

21 Day Tour

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Details
Length 21 Days
Code ININD
Group Size 24
Age Group
Category Signature

Overview

Spend 21 days exploring Indochina, from Vientiane and Luang Prabang in Laos down through Vietnam to Cambodia, ending with a visit to Angkor Wat and the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake.

Highlights

  • Angkor Temple Complex – marvel at legendary Angkor Wat and see the many stone faces of the Bayon Temple in Angkor Thom
  • Halong Bay – sail in the UNESCO listed bay which is dotted with beautiful limestone peaks and spend the night aboard a deluxe junk boat
  • Hanoi – ride on a cyclo rickshaw through the capital of Vietnam to highlights including the Opera House and Ly Thai To Park
  • Phnom Penh – visit highlights of the city including the Silver Pagoda and learn about the horrors of the Pol Pot regime at Toul Sleng
  • Cu Chi Tunnels – discover the incredible network of tunnels which were used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War
  • Vientiane – see the highlights of Laos’ capital including Wat Si Saket and the iconic Patuxay Monument
  • Ho Chi Minh City – explore highlights of the ‘Pearl of the Orient' on a walking tour and visit the sobering War Remnants Museum
  • Khouangsi Waterfall – swim in the crystal pools beneath the waterfall and visit fascinating ethnic minority villages en route
  • Hoi An – travel on the famous Hai Van Pass and explore the quaint city including the Chua Ong Pagoda and Japanese Bridge
  • Hue – discover the famous seven storey Thien Mu Pagoda and visit the Imperial Purple Palace in the ancient walled Citadel
  • Tra Que village – cycle through lush countryside, learn how to farm the land and enjoy a fun and hands-on cooking lesson
  • Mekong Delta – cruise along the maze of waterways on a traditional sampan and enjoy lunch in a local home on Dong Hoa Hiep Island
  • Luang Prabang – enjoy a tuk-tuk tour of the old quarter including the Morning Market and Wat Xiengthong
  • Living the Land Farm Experience – experience the life of a rice farmer and plough the rice paddy with a water buffalo

Itinerary

  • Day 1 Vientiane

    Sunday. Arrival in Laos. Included transfer from airport to hotel, and overnight stay in Vientiane.

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  • Day 2 Vientiane city tour

    Tour of Vientiane, includeing the Wat Si Saket and Haw Pha Kaeo temples, Pha That Luang and Patuxay monuments, Buddha Park, and COPE Centre. Sunset dinner by the Mekong River.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Dinner

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  • Day 3 Vang Vieng

    Vientiane - Vang Vieng. Early departure north to Vang Vieng, stopping at the Ban Keun salt plant, a local Lao village and Thalat market. Free time to explore Vang Vieng.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Dinner

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  • Day 4 Tham Jang Caves, Ban Huai Ngai village

    Vang Vieng - Luang Prabang. We explore the famous Tham Jang caves and Ban Huai Ngai village before travelling further north to Luang Prabang.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 5 Luang Prabang

    Rise early to view the daily ritual of monks collecting alms, then enjoy a sightseeing tour of Luang Prabang. In the afternoon we stop at ethnic minority villages before arriving at the beautiful Khouangsi waterfall.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 6-7 Living Land Farm Experience

    Luang Prabang - Hanoi. On day 6 we head into the idyllic countryside to visit the Living Land Farm for a fun and hands on half day farming experience before an afternoon at leisure in Luang Prabang. Evening flight to Hanoi. Day 7 is free for you to explore Vietnam's capital city.

    Meals: 2 Breakfast 1 Lunch

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  • Day 8 Halong Bay cruise

    Hanoi – Halong Bay. This morning drive to beautiful Halong Bay. Boarding a deluxe junk boat we cruise the emerald waters and visit spectacular Trinh Nu Cave. There's also the opportunity to swim and kayak. Tonight, there's a Vietnamese cooking demonstration on board, followed by a tasty seafood dinner.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch 1 Dinner

    Accommodation: Halong Bay, Deluxe Junk Boat

  • Day 9 Floating villages and cyclo rides

    Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue. Start the day with a Tai Chi class on the sundeck before exploring the beautiful Sung Sot Cave. On arrival to Hanoi embark on a guided cyclo tour of the French Quarter, followed by a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Later, board overnight sleeper train to Hue. An option to fly from Hanoi to Hue is also available.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

    Accommodation: Sleeper train

  • Day 10 Imperial Hue

    Breakfast onboard the train. After arrival and hotel check in at Hue, we tour the city's Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial Purple Palace, and the countryside Royal Tombs. As the sun sets, cruise along the Perfume River, or enjoy some retail therapy at the Dong Ba Market.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch

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  • Day 11 Road of the Ocean Clouds

    Hue - Road of the Ocean Clouds - Hoi An. We take the scenic Hai Van Pass (Road of the Ocean Clouds) to the port of Hoi An, stopping at China Beach, the Marble Mountain, and the Mountain of Water. Enjoy a short walking tour of historic old Hoi An.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 12 Tra Que village

    We take a scenic bicycle ride to the rural village of Tra Que this morning where we’ll assist with tending the fields and cooking lunch.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch

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  • Day 13 Hoi An - your way

    Free day in Hoi An. Optional excursions to My Son and the My Lai memorial are available.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 14 Cruising the Mekong Delta

    Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho. Early morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City and drive to the Mekong Delta. Taking our sampan from Cai Be we cruise through the maze of waterways, watching the hubbub of daily life on the river and enjoying short stops at some of the local cottage industries.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch

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  • Day 15 Mekong & Ho Chi Minh City

    Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City. Early today, we visit the lively Cai Rang floating market before travelling to Ho Chi Minh City. On a walking tour of the city we will see the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, before visiting the sobering War Remnants Museum. Free evening.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 16 Cu Chi Tunnels & Phnom Penh

    After a morning tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels, we cross the Cambodian border and arrive at our hotel in Phnom Penh.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Dinner

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  • Day 17 Royal Palace, Toul Sleng

    Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh, including the National Museum of Fine Arts, Royal Palace, and Silver Pagoda. We then visit Toul Sleng and the Killing Fields, coming face to face with the horrors of the Pol Pot regime.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 18 Angkor National Museum & Angkor Wat

    Phnom Penh – Siem Reap. Morning hotel check-out and airport transfer for an included flight to Siem Reap. We then visit the Angkor National Museum, and the famous Angkor Wat itself. Free evening.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 19 Angkor Thom & NGO circus project

    Explore Angkor, with a morning visit to the temples of Banteay Srei and butterfly sanctuary. In the afternoon we return to the Angkor Temple Complex to explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom and Tra Prohm Temple. We cap off the evening with a show at the Phare NGO Cambodian Circus, which trains street kids to become circus artists.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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  • Day 20 Tonle Sap Lake

    Morning drive to Kampong Phluk, a cluster of three stilt villages built within the floodplain of Tonle Sap Lake. After a boat trip on the lake we return to Siem Reap for free time.

    *Note: Between Feb - July, the water levels at Kampong Phluk may be too low for boating; if so, we will visit Chong Kneas floating village instead.*

    Meals: 1 Breakfast 1 Lunch

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  • Day 21 Siem Reap

    Saturday. Today marks the end of our holiday. Included departure transfer to the airport.

    Meals: 1 Breakfast

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Inclusions

  • 20 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
  • 19 nights 4 star and special class hotels, 1 night deluxe junk boat and 1 overnight sleeper train (Junk boat: private cabin, Sleeper train: basic, 4 berth cabin)
  • 3 economy class flights from Luang Prabang - Hanoi, Danang - Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
  • Guided sightseeing - Vientiane, Vang Vieng, Luang Prabang, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap and the temples of Angkor
  • Living Land Farm Experience
  • Halong Bay Junk boat cruise - opt to swim, kayak and explore caves
  • Bicycle ride to Tra Que village and cooking demonstration
  • Sampan boat trips in the Mekong Delta
  • Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
  • Airport arrival transfer day 1 and departure transfer day 21
  • Escorted by an English speaking Laotian, Vietnamese and Cambodian tour guides
  • All relevant transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation

4 star

  • Mercure Hotel, Vientiane - 4 Star Hotel
  • Elephant Crossing Hotel, Vang Vieng - 3 Star Hotel
  • Santi Resort and Spa, Luang Prabang - 4 Star Hotel
  • Sunway Hotel, Hanoi - 4 Star Hotel
  • The Ann Hotel, Hanoi - 4 Star Hotel
  • Bhaya Classic I Junk Boat, Halong Bay - Mid Range Junk
  • Syrena Junk Boat, Halong Bay - Mid Range Junk
  • Mondial Hotel, Hue - 4 Star Hotel
  • ÊMM Hotel, Hue - 4 Star Hotel
  • Vinh Hung Riverside Resort, Hoi An - 4 Star Hotel
  • Thanh Binh Riverside hotel , Hoi An - 4 Star Hotel
  • Victoria Hotel Can Tho, Can Tho - 4 Star Hotel
  • Iris Hotel, Can Tho - 4 Star Hotel
  • Northern Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City - 3 Star Hotel
  • Muong Thanh Centre, Ho Chi Minh City - 4 Star Hotel
  • Harmony Phnom Penh Hotel, Phnom Penh - 4 Star Hotel
  • Kravan Hotel, Phnom Penh - 4 Star Hotel
  • Angkor Paradise Hotel , Siem Reap - 4 Star Hotel

Exclusions

  • International flights and visas
  • Tip for your tour guides. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guides is an entirely personal gesture
  • Entrance Fees: USD$165-175pp, paid in USD

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Notes

Age Policy

18yrs or 16yrs accompanied by an adult

Pricing Information

"Guaranteed" refers to departures that are confirmed for departure. Pricing is Per Person.

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.