INBOUND TOURS 2022 – VIET STYLE TRAVEL/ PHONG CÁCH VIỆT TRAVEL
INDOCHINA ADVENTURE TOUR VIETNAM – LAOS – CAMBODIA
Tour Information Viet Style Travel:
Length: 23 days 22 nights
Tour Type: VIETNAM ADVENTURE TOURS – Inbound Tours
DAY 1: VIETNAM ARRIVAL – SAIGON (-/B/D)
Landing at Tan Son Nhat international airport of Ho Chi Minh City, tour guide and driver pick up and transfer you to the hotel after a long flight. Warm welcome you to Vietnam, start a beautiful journey.
Have lunch in Vietnamese restaurant.
In the afternoon, take a city tour around Saigon. Visit the Independence Palace, War Remnant Museum to know more about Vietnam history. Keep going to the Nortre Dame Cathedral and Saigon Central Post Office – the two beautiful French architecture well-known as the symbol of Saigon which were built by French during colonial time.
Have dinner in Tandoor Saigon Restaurant.
DAY 2: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – FLOATING MARKET – HOMESTAY EXPERIENCE (B/L/D)
After having breakfast at the hotel, take a 2 hour drive to the South-West of Saigon – Mekong Delta. Visit beautiful landscaped homestay in Sa-dec. Check-in your bungalow then enjoy lotus tea with home-owner, one of my best friend – Son Le, talk to Son and get to know more about culture and loads of information about his hometown Mekong Delta.
Have lunch with Son Le family.
In the afternoon, take a short bicycle tour through the fruit plantation then row a boat on a peaceful canal shaded fill with beautiful water coconut on the sides.
Enjoy local dinner at the homestay.
Overnight in the bungalow.
DAY 3: FLOATING MARKET – SAIGON (B/L/D)
Get up a bit early and enjoy breakfast on the motorboat on the way to floating market, beautiful sunrise view. Mr Son Le with tons of knowledge about his hometown will make you a wonderful day while cruising along the river to floating marketing – where people gathering goods on boats and trading there this way even nowsaday there are more modern supermarkets, centers. It is still a unique culture of Mekong Delta.
Finish the boat tour, go back to the homestay. Checkout and say goodbye to Mr Son Le and family. Drive back to Saigon and have lunch on the way in My Tho City.
Arrive Saigon, free to explore Saigon by night.
DAY 4: SAIGON – DANANG – HOI AN (B/L/D)
Check-out hotel and say goodbye Saigon, guide and driver take you to the airport for the flight to Da Nang city – the capital of Central Vietnam.
Arrived Danang, tourguide and driver pick up and transfer you to restaurant for lunch. Check-in by taking photos with the Dragon bridge – the symbol of Da Nang city. Visit the Cham Museum nearby. Keep going to visit Marble Moutain.
Visit ancient town Hoi An – the beautiful town famous for lanterns and old houses. Wandering through the town, taste Hoi An specialties – Cao Lau as dinner.
Back to Hotel in Da Nang. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 5: DA NANG – HUE (B/L/D)
Morning time, drive 2 hours up north of Da Nang to Hue imperial city. Stop at the Hai Van pass – the legendary pass which has the victory defending bunker of Viet Minh in the French colonial time. Take photos and have a short rest.
Arrive Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel_Royal Palace of 13 Nguyen Kings with Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden City, The Mieu, Hien Lam Cac, and Cuu Dinh – This is also one of the heritages of Vietnam recognized by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritage.
Have lunch in the restaurant.
Afternoon, car takes you to visit:
– Tu Duc Tomb – with delicate architecture, surrounded by a smooth green space of mountains and forests, Tu Duc Tomb was built in accordance with a poetic soul, romantic, dreamy but equally erudite.
– Thien Mu Pagoda – the oldest temple in Dang Trong is located on Ha Khe hill, on the left bank of the Perfume River, this is a temple built in 1601 and witnessed many events in the history of the country.
Have dinner and overnight in the hotel Park View Hue.
DAY 6: HUE – QUANG BINH – PHONG NHA CAVES (B/L/-)
Have breakfast and checkout hotel.
- 8h00: Driving about 2 hours to Quang Binh Province, visit Phong Nha Caves Complex.
Phong Nha Cave – a magnificent water cave that is exploited for tourism in the heart of the Heritage. With the longest mysterious underground river in the world, visitors will be able to take a boat to visit 1.2km out of a total length of 8km that has been surveyed. Tourists walk to visit Cung Dinh and Tien caves.
- 11:30: Have lunch at the restaurant. Have lunch at the restaurant.
Finish lunch then head to the train station for night train to Ha Noi.
DAY 7: HANOI – HA LONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON HERITAGE 5 STARS CRUISE (-/L/D)
8h00 morning, guide and driver pick you up on limousine luxury car to Ha Long Bay. Arrive Ha Long Bay Heritage Discover cruise expedition in a two-day/one-night program Cat Ba Archipelago is an exotic destination with pristine beaches, secluded lagoons, caves, tropical forest and lakes. On this program, find the best places for kayaking, biking and discovery. This boutique cruise starts at Halong Bay, which can be reached from Hanoi by the limousine bus. At noon, the boat’s team welcomes you on board to check in to your cabins.
A few minutes into the cruise, you are invited to savor Vietnamese dishes at the restaurant. The next highlight is Lan Ha floating village with its pearl-farming plots, visited via small boats. After returning to the cruise boat, you are offered such activities as a massage, kayaking or afternoon tea.
In the evening, a chef will demonstrate the art of preparing traditional Vietnamese spring rolls. An a la carte dinner menu is also offered. Evening activities can include a movie night, board games and squid fishing. At sunrise on the second day, guests have the opportunity to experience Vovinam, a Vietnamese martial art. This is followed by an exploration of the area including swimming in crystal-clear waters or sunbathing on a beach. After checkout, brunch is served on board during the cruise back to Tuan Chau International Marina in Ha Long City.
- Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay
- Tuan Chau Marina
- Da Chong Islet
- Ba Trai Dao Beach or Tra Bau
- Dark and Bright Cave
- Cave exploration
- Kayaking or bamboo-boat ride
- Massages (extra charge)
- Cookery class
- Musical entertainment
- Squid fishing
- Vovinam Exercise
DAY 8: HA LONG BAY – NINH BINH (B/L/D)
- 11h00 finish cruise tour and get back to Tuan Chau Dock, tourguide and driver take you to Ninh Binh after 3 hours driving. Have lunch in the restaurant on the way to Ninh Binh.
Arrive Ninh Binh, visit Hang Mua – trekking up about 1000 steps to reach the peak, best view of North-east Moutain area of Vietnam.
Check-in hotel in Ninh Binh.
DAY 9: NINH BINH – TRANG AN – HA NOI (B/L/-)
8h00: visit Trang An, you take a boat tour around Trang An scenic spot, check in Vu Lam palace, through series of caves in this landscapes – which was the film scenery of King Kong – skull island movies.Enjoy lunch with specialties goat meat meal in the Ninh Binh restaurant.Drive back to Hanoi. Check-in hotel. Free to explore Ha Noi nightlife.
DAY 10: HA NOI – VIENTIANE, LAOS (B/-/-)
Check out hotel, say goodbye to Vietnam, heading to Laos on flight from Noi Bai Airport.
On arrival at the Vientiane airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel.
You are free to stroll around the city for your own first impression of this ancient city. Overnight in Vientiane.
DAY 11: VIENTIANE – BUDDHA PARK (B/L/D)
In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. We then transfer out to see Buddha Park, an enchanting collection of Buddhist and Hindu sculptures on the Mekong Riverside meadow, close to the Friendship Bridge. There are approximately 200 religious images dating back over 500 years, which were created by a mysterious monk spreading his philosophy on life and revealing his ideas about the universe.
In the afternoon, we see the major sights of the capital; including the oldest Wat Sisaket, the temple with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to Lao’s national icon, the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop enroute to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph. A spectacular view over the Mekong River at sunset is a perfect way to finish the day. Overnight in Vientiane
DAY 12: VIENTIANE – NAM NGUM (B/L/-)
We leave Vientiane on the road No 13 for an excursion by car or minivan to the Nam Ngum Reservoir, 100 Km from Vientiane. On the way, you stop at the Hmong village to visit the Market and meet the people. We arrive at Nam Ngum Reservoir at lunch time. Our lunch will be served at the boat restaurant on the lake. Then we embark on a long tail boat enjoying a leisurely cruise on the lake and explore one or two small fishing islets.
You are free for the rest of the day to visit Nam Ngum power plant (organized by yourself) Overnight in Nam Ngum.
DAY 13: NAM NGUM – VANG VIENG – TOUR (B/L/D)
After breakfast, transfer by rod to Vang Vieng. On the way to Vang Vieng, we may make a photo stop at Hin Heup bridge, and the fish market in Ban Tha Hua. 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 in Vientiane, we start our board through paddy field areas heading to Tham Phoukham caves, where your breath will be taken away seeing the most beautiful and famous limestone cavern, surrounded by natural forests. Along the way, you have chance to explore the local cultures by greeting the local villagers and learning about their daily lifestyle. There is a small natural pool in front of the caves where you can take a swim to refresh yourself from the hot climate or you could explore the nearby area.
We then transfer to visit 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 Phathau, a very pleasant village where we can explore the different local lifestyles. Overnight in Vang Vieng.
DAY 14: VANG VIENG – LUANG PRABANG (B/L/D)
In the morning, we will first stroll around the town to visit the local market to catch a glimpse of everyday life in a typical Lao rural area.
After breakfast, we start our expedition on the new road to 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.
Our first stop today is at the Khmu village of Ban Phouhin Lekphay to see the daily life of local people.
Along the way, the panoramic view at the mountain peak of 2000 meter cannot be missed. Before reaching Luang Prabang, we will make a short stop to visit the local school at Ban Huay Sala.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 15: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES (B/L/-)
After breakfast, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family. We then embark on a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.
On arrival back in the city, we will visit the magnificent Wat Xiengthong a superb piece of Lao temple architecture, which presents a sweeping two-tiered roof and ornate mosaics including a beautiful ‘tree of life ‘glass montage on the rear temple wall. Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center (closed on Monday) to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. From there, we will transfer to visit Wat Prabath to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 16: LUANG PRABANG – KUANG SI WATEFALLS (B/L/-)
Wake up as the sun rises, we will prepare to join the most sacred tradition of Laos, the daily morning alms giving, which dates to the 14th century. More than 200 Buddhist monks depart from various temple to gather their daily meal from the faithful residents sitting quietly on the streets.
From there, we will visit the temporary morning market near the former Royal Palace. Just set on the ground, the local people come here to barter their day’s catch from rice, to vegetable, to fish, or chicken. This is the best chance to experience the flavor of local life
After breakfast at the hotel, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River.
We then visit the Buffalo Dairy Farm, which is the first of its kind in Laos. The farm helps Lao farmer have benefits from the dairy products from their buffaloes, that they cannot imagine before.
This then takes us to the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls which is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. The pools also make great swimming holes and are very popular with both tourists and locals.
You have the rest of the afternoon to refresh with the cool clear water, or hiking to the top of the waterfalls.
There is also the chance to walk to the nearby village of Ban Thapene, and explore the hidden waterfalls, which is rarely visited by other tourists
If you wish, we will also take a short visit to the Bear Rescue Center, which houses a couple of dozen animals rescued from the hands of poachers and traffickers.
On the way back to Luang Prabang, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, set serenely close to the Mekong, this beautiful, traditionally styled workshop, where weavers, spinners and batik makers produce top-quality fabrics, offers free tours every half-hour. This is also one of the best spots to admire the sunset in Luang Prabang
Transfer to Airport for evening flight for your next destination.
DAY 17: PHNOM PENH (CAMBODIA) ARRIVAL (B/-/-)
Welcome you at Phnom Penh International airport and transfer you to hotel for check in and free your own leisure.
** Check in policy: 14:00 PM.
DAY 18: PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR (B/L/-)
After breakfast at hotel, we go to Independent Monument and garden where we stop to capture some beautiful photos. Then, move to the Royal Palace, which serves as the royal residence for the King of Cambodia. You will visit a complex of buildings such as Silver Pagoda with over 5000 solid silver tiles, and more. Next, move to visit National Museum. See the world’s most important collection of Cambodian antique sculptures and carvings, and learn from your tour guide the rich history of Khmer civilization during the Angkor period.
Afternoon, move out of the city about 16 kilometers to visit Chhoeung Ek Genocidal Center (Killing Fields) that is the site of a former orchard and a mass grave of victims of the Khmer Rouge (killed between 1975 and 1979). After, move to the city for visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum that is a museum chronicling the Cambodian genocide. The site is a former secondary school which was used as Security Prison 21 by the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 until its fall in 1979. Next, move to Russian Market (Tuol Tompoung Market). And transfer back to hotel and free your own leisure.
DAY 19: PHNOM PENH – PHNOM TAMAO ZOO (B/L/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Phnom Tamao zoo. Phnom Tamao is an area rich in mountain temples, forests and wildlife rescue centers with more than 1,200 animals. Of the 2,300 hectares of protected forest, 1,200 hectares are dedicated to tree plantations and 100 hectares for rehabilitation and maintenance. Animals.
Afternoon, we move back to Phnom Penh Capital. Then, go to local market for shopping and free your own leisure at hotel.
DAY 20: PHNOM PENH – SIEM RIEP (B/L/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Siem Reap City. On the way, visit Spider and insect market and continue to Kampong Phluk Village of Tonle Sap Lake.
Kompong Phluk village is famed for its pleasant mangroves where you can enjoy the rowing boat going closer to the lines of stilt houses arising from the water about 10m high.
Then, the canoe goes through the mangroves where you can catch beautiful photos and enjoy the serenity. Continue the boat trip to Tonle Sap, where you will learn about the ecosystem, see how people live on the water, and explore the surroundings. And go through to hotel for check in. Have dinner in a local restaurant then free your own leisure.
DAY 21: ANGKOR THOM – ANGKOR WAT (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom atop four giant faces that religiously represent compassion, sympathy, equanimity, and charity. Next, move to visit Bayon temple, consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, the terrace of the leper king and the terrace of elephants. And visit Ta Prohm temple, adorned with the stunning, amazing tree roots where Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was filmed.
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Have lunch in the restaurant.
Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat Temple, the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest unrivaled monument in the world, built in the 12th century. From your tour guide, you will learn that the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces, and the finest carvings date back to the Khmer Empire when it dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia. Then, move to Bakheng Hill. You will walk to the top of the hill about 70 meters (around 20 minutes).
**We recommend arriving at the top of the hill by 4 p.m. Only 300 people are allowed to climb to the top of Bakheng Hill.**
DAY 22: PHNOM KULEN NATIONAL PARK
After breakfast at hotel, we move out of the city about 50 kilometers to Phnom Kulen national Park (Kulen Mountain) that was birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. You will see the Rover of thousand Lingas with its myriad symbols carved a long a riverbed and pay respect to the reclining Buddha on the top of the mountain. Then, continue to the waterfalls of Kulen where you can swim.
Afternoon, we move back to Siem Reap city. On the way, visit The Cambodian Landmine Museum. Then, move to hotel and free your own leisure.
DAY 23: SIEM RIEP DEPARTURE
After breakfast at hotel, free your own leisure till transfer to Siem Reap International airport.
|The tour inclusive/ Inbound tours||The tour exclusive/ Inbound tours|
|Accommodation: 3-star hotels, homestays, bungalows on trip, 5-star cruise in HaLong Bay Vietnam, night train.|
Meals: daily breakfast,Lunch,Dinner noted on itineraries.
Airtickets on tour.
Tour Guide: English speaking
| Personal expense & travel insurance Vietnam, Laos and Cambodian visa fee Tip for guide & driver|
Early check in & late check out Not mention on itinerary