11 Days Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Highlights Tour

INT-VLC-VLCHT11 11 Days Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Highlights Tour

11 days private tours of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia allows you to travel all the three countries in limited days, offering you an chance to explore the most popular destinations on Southeast Asia in a very carefully designed and planned tour.

Witness the busy city life in Saigon and enjoy a full day unique Mekong River Cruise; then transfer to Hoian to discover the quaint streets, ancient shrines and hospitable ambiance of this old town; then fly to Hanoi and take a luxury Halong Bay cruise to explore the many lime karsts jutting out of the green waters.Then fly to Luang Prabang. A tour to Kuang Si Waterfall to soak up the beauty of the Kuang Si Waterfalls and swim in the crystal-clear waters. Then fly to Siem Reap, and take two days to explore the splendid temples in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom from the small circuit to the large circuit.

TOUR CODEINT-VLC-VLCHT11

PLACES VISITED Saigon - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong Bay - Luang Prabang - Siem Reap - Angkor Thom

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Vietnam: Cruise on Halong Bay, visit Hoian Ancient Town, relax on the sandy beach, explore the colonial Saigon (Ho Chi Minh), and boat cruise to Mekong Delta
  • Cambodia: Discover the splendid temples of Angkor
  • Laos: Experience the Kuangsi Waterfall swimming and excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls

At a Glance

Saigon(2 nights)

Hoian(2 nights)

Cruise on Halong Bay(1 night)

Luang Prabang(2 night)

Siem Reap(3 night)

Itinerary Day by Day

11 Days Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia Highlights Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request.
Meals: D

Welcome to Vietnam. Upon arrival Saigon, you will meet your local guide in Saigon and escorts you to the hotel.
In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner on the cruise ship sails along the Saigon river where you will enjoy the beautiful night scenery of Saigon. 

Overnight in Saigon

Day 2 My Tho (Bentre)—Discover Mekong Delta!

Meals: B / L

Enjoy a full day tour from Saigon to My Tho to discover the Mekong River Delta, which is famed as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam. You will take a private boat tour through the water coconut forest to center of Mekong Delta, enjoy a biking tour (about 1 hour) to discover the villages and a sampan trip through the narrow canals.Transfer back to Saigon in the afternoon.

In the evening, you will enjoy your free time wander around the city center of Saigon and the nigh market. 

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 3 Saigon - Hoi An Full day city tour, Cu Chi Tunnel

Flight: Domestic flight on your own arrangement or upon request.
Meals: B / L / D

In the morning, you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels to see the complicate tunnel system the Vietnamese built in the war time. In the afternoon, drive back to the city and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Pot Office, the Chinatown of the city with the Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai).

Fly to Danang and check in hotel in Hoian.

Overnight in Hoian.

Day 4 Full Day My Son Heritage, Hoian Ancient Town

Meals: B / L

In the morning, you'll transfer to the My Son Holy Land. Tucked in the mountains up winding roads with serene views, lay the 4th century My Son Holy Land ruins. The surrounding mountains are strictly forbidden from living or development. The ruins lay in a beautiful surrounding mountainous landscape. You'll enter the temples while your tour guide gives you the history and stories of the Cham and the site. Afterward, you'll watch an Apsara show nearby the site, passed through the Cham tradition. The show features live music and colorful costumes.

In the afternoon, visi the you'll continue to visit Hoi An Ancient Town. This town features the 16th century Hoi An port town in its preserved state. You'll start the day visiting the Museum of Trade Ceramics. This museum houses art and pottery dating from the 1,500s to the 1,700s. Then you'll briefly visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, a temple from the 17th century which features China's influence in the region. You'll continue through the Ancient Town as the streets take on a magic of their own with old lanterns, French-style houses, intricately carved wooden doors and more. You'll take a stroll through the Old Tam Ky House to see it's imperial styles meshed with French overtures. Continue on to stroll along the river and see traditional boats and locals on bicycles passing by. You'll then approach the Japanese Covered Bridge. This bridge has connected the Chinese and Japanese sides of town over the waterway for centuries. The old wooden structure has shown amazing resilience for more than 400 years. At dusk, enjoy walking along the riverside as colorful lanterns light up the town. Finish today with a Cooking Class to learn to cook some Vietnamese cuisine, dinner will be what you cooked by yourselves, good luck and bon appétit!

Overnight in Hoian.

Day 5 Hoi An - Hanoi, Transfer to Halong Bay

Flight: Domestic flight on your own arrangement or upon request.
Meals: B / L / D

In the afternoon, you'll go on to see the museum of ethnology to learn about the different ethnicities in Vietnam. Next, you'll take a stroll around the Hoan Kiem Lake where you can see the Tortoise Tower sitting on the water. You'll also be able to visit the Ngoc Son Temple, which rests on the lake with a narrow bridge for access.

Then you'll enjoy a half hour cyclo tour through the Old Quarter in Hanoi. The cyclo is a historic mode of transportation in the cities of Vietnam where a cyclist escorts you while you sit in a seat affixed to the front with a canopy over top. In the Hanoi Old Quarter, you'll enjoy streets full of life with genuine shops and cafes frequented by locals. After that transfer to Halong Bay to discover the world's natural wander. Once at Halong Bay check in hotel.

Overnight in Halong Bay.

Day 6 Half Day Halong Bay Cruise, Fly to Luang Prabang

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request.
Meals: B / L / D

This morning you will be welcomed on board for a four-hour cruise on the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch. After 4 hours, you will sail back to the harbor, rejoin car, and head back to Hanoi airport onward flight to Luang Prabang. Once arrival, the guide will meet you and escort to hotel for checking in.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 7 Half Day Kuang Si Waterfalls and half day Pak Ou Caves

Meals: B / L

Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, a Hmong village, Ban Ou a Laoloum village and Ban Thapene, Khmu villages. This then takes us to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. We then return to Luang Prabang.

We then embark on a 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 return, we disembark the boat to visit traditional villages, and continue taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8 Half Day city tour, Fly to Siem Reap

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request.
Meals: B / L / D

We start our city tour with a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period in Luang Prabang. We continue to visit the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing classical Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. The Art and Ethnology Centre to learn about the culture and history of some of the diverse ethnic groups those make up the rich tapestry of the population of Laos.

In the afternoon, fly to Siem Reap, the city where the famous world wonder Angkor Wat Temple locates. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will meet your local guide then escort to hotel. In the evening, enjoy a dinner with traditional Cambodian Apsara Dancing show.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 9 Full Day Angkor Thom Tour

Meals: B / L

After breakfast, you'll begin your explorations of the remains of an ancient civilization that once ruled much of Southeast Asia. Today, you'll be visiting the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom. On your way to Angkor Thom, you’ll catch a glimpse of the front of Angkor Wat as you pass by, which will leave you with a tingling feeling on the back of your neck as you take your first glance of the enormity and wonder of the largest religious complex to ever exist.

However, we’ll be saving the best for last as you go on today to see some other equally impressive structures of Ta Prohm Temple, Bayon Temple, Banteay Kdei, Baphoun, Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, and the Royal Palace.

First on the agenda is Ta Prohm. Worn by time, rain, and overpowered by the jungle, this immaculate structure hidden under canopy will leave you feeling like you’ve stepped into the movie set of a treasure hunt adventure. Your private tour guide will give you the history and stories passed through oral tradition.

After you’ve had lunch, your exploits will continue as you visit Banteay Kdei ("Citadel of Chambers”). You’ll also visit Victory Gate, Terrace of the Leper King, the Royal Palace, Baphuon and Bayon. Bayon sets itself apart with its almost 200 smiling faces, sure to make you feel welcomed on your second day to the Kingdom of Wonders. With its winding tunnels, chambers, and daring climbs, Bayon will give you many picturesque moments to keep your camera busy. As the sun approaches the horizon, you'll enjoy a sunset from the top of the pyramid-shaped temple of Pre Rup.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 10 Banteay Srey, Angkor Wat

Meals: B / L

Today, you’ll experience the temple relics in a way that will really let you feel like you’ve escaped the 20th century and traveled a thousand years back to a time when life was simple and nature was surreal.

After breakfast, you will visit the Banteay Srey Temple which is famed as pink stone temple, it is famous for its beautiful stone statues. Finally, be prepared today to enjoy one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Angkor Wat. At this point, you most probably have gotten glimpses of the towers over treetops and the gates in front in passing. But now you’ll finally get to satiate that curiosity that’s grown in the last few days.

Enter Angkor Wat and learn about the stories and amazing architecture that has stunned archeologists leavingmore questions than answers. Angkor Wat possesses some of the most intricate and longest stone carvings in the world. This complex is four times the size of the Vatican City making it the largest religious site in the world. Spend the morning adventuring through the many passages, levels, and exploring chambers that once housed one many treasures of the ancient world. It will be an experience you won’t forget.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 11 Siem Reap Departure

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement.
Meals: B

Enjoy your free time in Siem Reap. Then transfer to airport for your homeward flight to your sweet home. 

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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