Day 1: HCMC arrival- Pick up- check in Hotel in HCMC (Meal: No )
Pickup from the Tan Son Nhat airport and transfer the hotel. stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 2: HCMC – Mekong delta – Cai Be Floating Market – Vinh Long tour (Meal: B, L )
8: 00 Picking up from hotel/stay.
08:15 Starting drive to Cai Be. Short time to take photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields.
10:30 Start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be Floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some handmade family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn.
Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature.
Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden, in Vinh Long. Head home to Ho Chi Minh City.
18:30 Arrive in your hotel.
Day 3: HCMC – Cu Chi tunnel tour (Meal: B, L )
08:30 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and then start drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was” A Free Target Zone “. The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant
13:00 Back to Ho Chi Minh City
14:00 Arrive in your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: HCMC – Bus to Phnom Penh –Cambodia – Check in hotel (Meal: B )
Bus start at 7.00 am and drive to Moc Bai border gate to enter Cambodia (bus time 6 – 7 hours). You will get visa on arrival with the help of bus crew (on request) for you to pass Cambodia. Bus station pick up and check in hotel in Phnom Penh – King Grand Boutique Hotel.
Day 5: Phnom Penh – Killing Fields Choeung Ek – Russian Market (meal: B, L)
Private tour: Visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious ‘Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek, which will give us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant. We will have time this afternoon to explore Psar Toul Tom Pong, also called the “Russian Market”, where anything and everything is for sales. Later this afternoon, we will take one hour boat cruise on the Mekong river. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 6: Phnom Penh–Flight to Seam Reap – Check in hotel (Meal: B )
Airport transfer by private car to take a short flight to Siem Reap. Private Airport pick up and chick in hotel in Siem Reap – Motherhome Inn Hotel or Prum Bayon Hotel.
Day 7: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat Temple (Meal : B/L)
Private tour: After breakfast, proceed to Angkor Thom Area (Angkor Thom Temple South Gate, Bayon Temple, Baphuon Temple, Phimean Akas Temple, Elephants Terrace & Leper King Terrace, Royal Palace, Woman and Man Pond) Proceed to visit Ta-Prom Temple, After lunch, continue your journey to Angkor Wat Temple – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, built in between the 9th – 13th century, Before you end the tour, make a visit to Bakheng Hill for its beautiful sunset.
Overnight at Motherhome Inn Hotel or Prum Bayon Hotel
Day 8: Siem Reap- Tonle Sap Boat Trip- Angkor Silk Farm (Meal : B/L)
Private tour: After breakfast, proceed to the Tonle Sap Boat Trip (Floating Village) and Les Artisan D’ Angkor (Art School), a full-service crafts organization with an ambitious program which includes Les Chantiers Ecoles, an educational centre that trains rural young people in the traditional skills of stone carving, woodcarving, lacquer and silk weaving, After lunch, proceed to Angkor Silk Farm, Enjoy a traditional Khmer massage for 1 hour and proceed for a tour to the local market.
Overnight at Motherhome Inn Hotel or Prum Bayon Hotel
Day 9: Flight to Da Nang – Check in hotel in Hoi An town (Meal: B)
Free time till airport transfer for a flight to Da Nang (Vietnam).
We will pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Check in hotel in the ancient town and relaxing.
Day 10 Hoi An – My Son tour (Meal: B,L)
08:00 Our guide will come to meet you at your hotel and then drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 40 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Have lunch in the local restaurant. Finish tour at your hotel.
Day 11: Hoi An Free and Easy (Meal: B )
This day you are free to visit Hoi An town with a tea on the old house or discover the daily life of the farmers (on the vegatable farm or fishing village along the River….) around the area. If you do not want, you can move to the beach for totally relaxing.
Day 12: Flight to Hanoi- airport pick up – Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B)
Fly from Da nang Airport to Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi).
Pick up the airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.
Note: Check in time is 13:00 P.M.
Our people will greet and brief all informationa round the trip.
Day 13 Hanoi – Halong Bay – V’Spirit Classic Cruises (Meal: B, L, D )
08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00: Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30: Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
15h00 – 16h00: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16h00 – 17h00: Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17h00 – 17h30: Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00: Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.
Overnight on board.
Day 14 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B, L )
06h30 – 07h15: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h30 – 08h30: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
09h00 – 10h00: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area.
10h15: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
10h15 – 11h00: Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
11h00 – 12h15: While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12h15 – 12h30: Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12h30 – 13h00: Transfer back to Hanoi.
Day 15: Flight to Vientiane (Laos) – check in hotel in Vientiane (Meal: B, )
Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. On arrival, you will be transferred to the centrally located hotel. The rest of the day is your free time at leisure.
Overnight in Vientiane
Day 16: Vientiane city tour – Vang Vieng (meal: B, L)
Vientiane is a charming and fascinating capital, with an interesting mix of Lao, Thai, Chinese, Vietnamese, French, and American influences. Today, we start visiting the major sights of the capital; including Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues, and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. Enroute to Lao’s national icon, the precious and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, you will have the opportunity to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph.
In the afternoon, we leave the capital early for our journey northbound to Vang Vieng; we will see some breathtaking scenery enroute as we pass through spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region. We reach our final destination Vang Vieng, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery with limestone outcrops remains unspoiled, despite recent developments with the advent of tourism. After checking into your hotel you are at your own leisure.
Overnight in Vang Vieng
Day 17: Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (Meal: B, L)
In the morning, we cross Nam Song River to visit the most famous tourist spot in Vang Vieng, the cave of Tham Jang, which was used in the early 19th century in defense against the Chinese invaders. We also cross the river to Ban Huai Ngai, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different local lifestyles. We then start our expedition up route 13 north to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang that is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The roads are well paved along the way for a smooth journey; we pass some stunning landscape scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill villages, we take a few photo stops at some small hill tribe village enroute. Each hill tribe village in Laos has a different feel, some are more prosperous than others but all have plenty of life. The Muang Xieng Nguen village is our next stop and we spend a short amount of time observing the local lifestyle prior to reaching Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 18: Luang Prabang – Elephant Riding (B, L)
ABF, your car and guide will take you to Elephant Village. On arrival, you will be welcome and greeting by the Camp Manager and participate in short briefing. After enjoying the impressive experience of approx. 30 minute elephant ride on the Howdah (Elephant seat).; you will then take a return boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall and spend some time in the clear water. Your lunch will be provided at the Elephant Village Restaurant (Buffet lunch served with Coffee or Tea and drinking water). You will be returned to your hotel at 1 or 2 PM. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.