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Indochina Explorer

                                               (Sample tour)

Day 1 – Bangkok
Arrival at Bangkok airport.
Check-in at selected hotel in Bangkok.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Bangkok.
Overnight in Bangkok.

Day 2 – Bangkok – Train to Chiang Mai
Transfer to Chiang Mai.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The city of Bangkok.
The Royal Palace.
The Emerald Buddha Temple.
The canals and Bangkok’s main artery.
The Chao Praya River on a typical Thai boat.
The landmark Dawn Temple.
The Royal Barge.
Some of the major hotels.
The maze of backwater canals.
Time at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Board a train to Chiang Mai.
Overnight on a train to Chiang Mai.

Day 3 – Chiang Mai
Excursion day.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The city of Chiang Mai.
The mountain-side Buddhist temple of Wat Prathat.
The tallest mountain overlooking the city.
The stunning Wat Phra That temple.
The Chiang Mai’s old quarter surrounded by a moat and ancient walls.
Check-in at selected hotel in Chiang Mai.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Chiang Mai.
Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 4 – Chiang Mai – Chiang Rai
Transfer to Chiang Rai.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
A landscape of rice paddies to Chiang Rai.
The city of Chiang Rai.
Check-in at selected hotel in Chiang Rai.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Recommended activities:
Find out about the Akha, Yao, Lanu and Karen (long-neck peoples) and their culture.
Nightlife enjoyment in Chiang Rai.
Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 5 – Chiang Rai, (Thailand) – Pakbeng, (Laos)
Transfer to Pakbeng.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The border into Laos.
The famous Mekong River on a boat
The wild beauty of the countryside.
Remote villages.
Hillside crop farms,
Bamboo fish traps.
Locals enjoying a swim.
Check-in at selected hotel in the riverside rural village of Pakbeng.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Pakbeng.
Overnight in Pakbeng.

Day 6 – Pakbeng – Luang Prabang
Transfer to Luang Prabang.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The Mekong
Thick forests and mountains.
The Pak Ou caves.
The Tam Ting Cave ("Cave of a thousand Buddha.") set into a limestone cliff.
The Nam Ou River.
The stunning town of Luang Prabang.
Gold decorated temples.
Beautiful Royal buildings.
Saffron-robed monks.
The Visit Wat Xiang Thong historic monastery.
The Phu Si Lung mountain.
A sunset over the town and temples.
Check-in at selected hotel in Luang Prabang.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 7 – Luang Prabang
Excursion day.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
Rain forests on an elephant.
Thick, green jungle, along the Nam Khan River.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Recommended activities & sightseeing of:
Trip to the nearby Kuang Si Falls for a swim and a bit of nature.
Meet the bears of the Kuang Si Bear Rescue Centre.
Pay a visit to the French-built Royal Palace museum for a taste of local history.
See Pha Bang, one of Laos’ most sacred images of Buddha.
Discover colored murals, religious art and royal relics.
Nightlife enjoyment in Luang Prabang.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8 – Luang Prabang – Vang Vieng
Transfer to Vang Vieng.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The Vang Vieng riverside.
Cliffs, tunnels, caves, caverns and a river.
Check-in at selected hotel in Vang Vieng.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Vang Vieng.
Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 9 – Vang Vieng
Full day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Recommended activities:
Discover the caves, swimming holes, tunnels and bunkers once used against invaders.
Nightlife enjoyment in Vang Vieng.
Overnight in Vang Vieng.

Day 10 – Vang Vieng – Venitianne
Transfer to Vientiane.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The city of Vientiane.
A charity project called COPE, helping victims of UXO (unexploded ordinance).
The Pha That Luang, Vientiane’s main stupa and Laos’ most important religious symbol.
The 45 meter spire rising above the massive lotus petals.
The Patuxai, a Paris like Arc de Triomphe.
Check-in at selected hotel in Vientiane.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Vientiane.
Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 11 – Venitianne, (Laos) – Phnom Penh, (Cambodia)
Transfer to Phnom Penh by plain.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The city of Phnom Penh.
The Khmer Rouge ‘Killing Fields’ mass graves.
The Toul Sleng Museum.
The prisoners’ former living quarters.
Check-in at selected hotel in Phnom Penh.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Phnom Penh.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 12 – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Transfer to Siem Reap by plain.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
Cafes, bars and restaurants that spill out of French style chophouses.
Floating communities on Tonle Sap Lake.
The Tonlé Sap, combined lake and river system by boat.
Floating villages.
A crocodile farm in the middle of the lake.
Check-in at selected hotel in Siem Reap.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Recommended activities:
Explore more of Siem Reap at your own pace.
Visit the Psar Chas (old market) for handicrafts and exotic fresh produce.
Attendance to a traditional Aspara dance performance.
Nightlife enjoyment in Siem Reap.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 13 – Siem Reap
Day of excursion.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The Ankor Wat Temples, the largest religious monument in the world.
The “Great City” Angkor Thom.
The four massive faces carved out of rock on Prasat Bayon.
The Ta Prohm temple made famous in the movie “Tomb Raider”.
The Prasat Kravan Temple.
The Banteay Kdei Temple.
The Sras Srang Temple.
The Ta Prohm Temple.
The Ta Keo Temple.
The Thommanon Temple.
The Chau Say Tevoda Temple.
The Tonle Sap (Great Lake).
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Siem Reap.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 14 – Siem Reap, (Cambodia) – Ho Chi Minh City, (Vietnam)
Morning at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Transfer to Chi Minh City by plain.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The central Ben Thanh Market.
A handicrafts & Lacquer wares workshop.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 15 – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Transfer to the Mekong Delta.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The Mekong Delta on a traditional boat.
Local fruit farms.
Floating markets and everyday life on Vietnam’s waterways.
A rice paper factory.
A tea house.
Check-in at selected local guesthouse.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in the Mekong Delta
Overnight in the Mekong Delta

Day 16 – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The town of Tay Ninh, the birthplace of the unique Cao Dai religion.
The Cu Chi Tunnels, strategic Vietcong base during the American War.
Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 17 – Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang
Transfer to Nha Trang.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace.
The War Remnants Museum.
The Presidential Palace.
The Notre Dame Cathedral.
The sweeping, golden beach & turquoise waters of Nha Trang.
Check-in at selected hotel in Nha Trang.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Nha Trang.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 18 – Nha Trang
Full day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Recommended activities:
Visit the gorgeous offshore islands.
A massage and soak up the sun or cool off in the South China Sea.
Swimming and snorkeling off the island of Hon Mun, as a fun way to explore the area.
Have a mineral mud bath warmed by hot springs.
Relax on the beach or at a waterfront bar.
Cruise to offshore islands to swim and snorkel.
Nightlife enjoyment in Nha Trang.
Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 19 – Nha Trang – Hoi An
Transfer to Hoi An.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The outskirts of Danang.
Scenic drive through the Marble Mountains and small villages.
The city of Hoi An by bicycle.
The Fujian sanctuary.
The Phuc Thanh pagoda.
A silkworms breeding place.
The central Market.
The small Harbour.
Colorfully painted boats.
A Private House in a traditional setting.
The Japanese Covered Bridge to the Chinese quarters.
The ruins of My Son, ancient capital of the Cham kingdom.
Check-in at selected hotel in Hoi An.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Recommended activities:
Vietnamese cooking class.
Countryside bike ride
Nightlife enjoyment in Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 20 – Hoi An
Full day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Recommended activities& sightseeing of:
The untouched Cham Island on an
The city of Hoi An by bicycle.
The Fujian sanctuary.
The Phuc Thanh pagoda.
A silkworms breeding place.
The central Market.
The small Harbour.
Colorfully painted boats.
A Private House in a traditional setting.
The Japanese Covered Bridge to the Chinese quarters.
The ruins of My Son, ancient capital of the Cham kingdom.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 21 – Hoi An – Hue
Transfer to Huế.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The outskirts of Danang.
The Marble Mountains, five stone hillocks, once islands.
The city of Lang Co.
A lovely stretch of beach to the city of Danang,
The Non Nuoc beach.
The Cham Museum.
The mountainous roads, crossing the dramatic Hai Van pass.
The countryside around Huế.
The Imperial Tomb of Tự Đức.
The Imperial Tomb of Khai Dinh.
Check-in at selected hotel in Huế.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Huế.
Overnight in Huế.

Day 22 – Hue – Hanoi
Transfer to Hanoi by plain.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The city of Hanoi.
The Temple of Literature.
The miniature One Pillar Pagoda.
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
The Ho Chi Minh Stilt House.
The Old Quarters of Hanoi.
The history Museum.
The Tran Quoc pagoda.
The shores of the Hoan Kiem Lake.
The Ngoc Son Temple.
The Tran Quoc pagoda on the West Lake.
A water puppetry show at the Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Nightlife enjoyment in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 23 – Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Transfer to Ha Long Bay.
Glimpses & sightseeing of:
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
The Ha Long Bay from a traditional wooden junk-hotel cruiser.
The Gulf of Tonkin, whose nearly 2,000 limestone islands dot the sea.
The many grottos.
The limestone Sung Sot Caves.
The many lagoons.
The Dao Titop pier.
Floating villages.
Recommended activities:
Swim, snorkel and explore the lagoon and coral.
Overnight on board.

Day 24 – Ha Long Bay – Hanoi
Cruising and Docked in the Ha Long Bay.
Disembarkation.
Transfer to Hanoi.
Rest of the day at leisure for relaxing and / or personal discovering.
Recommended activities & sightseeing of:
The city of Hanoi.
The Temple of Literature.
The miniature One Pillar Pagoda.
The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum.
The Ho Chi Minh Stilt House.
The Old Quarters of Hanoi.
The Tran Quoc pagoda on the West Lake.
A water puppetry show at the Thăng Long Water Puppet Theatre.
Nightlife enjoyment in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 25 – Hanoi
Transfer to Hanoi airport.
Flight back home.