24 Days Panorama of Indochina Tour

INT-IT-IT24  24 Days Panorama of Indochina Tour

Indochina is a magical place that attracts thousands of foreign tourists to come to her year by year. It boasts the most splendid culture and spectacular landscapes that you are unable to find in other places. This is her enchantment. Although 24 days are not enough to appreciate all the best she offers to others, at least you will have a light touch to her.

This tour will take you to the most typical countries in Indochina, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand and Myanmar. Each county has its unique culture and views, but all the experiences will be the most shining memories in your mind that keep reminding you how wonderful this journey is.

TOUR CODEINT-IT-IT24

PLACES VISITEDHanoi-Halong Bay-Hoi An-Saigon-Mytho-Siem Reap -Vientiane-Luang Prabang-Chiang Rai-Golden Triangle-Chiang Mai-Yangon

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 and visit the floating village at Tonle Lake.
  • Laos: Excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, Mekong cruise from Laos to Thailand.
  • Thailand: Explore the mysterious golden triangle areas of South Asia, and visit the Long Neck Karen Village.
  • Myanmar: Visit the awesome pagodas and the colorful reclining buddha in Yangon.

At a Glance

Hanoi(2 nights)

Halong Bay(1 night)

Hoi An(3 nights)

Saigon(3 nights)

Siem Reap(3 nights)

Vientiane(2 nights)

Luang Prabang(2 nights)

Pakbeng(1 night)

Chiang Rai(3 nights)

Chiang Mai(1 night)

Yangon(2 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

24 Days Panorama of Indochina Tour

Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: D

Welcome to Vietnam! The land of unique culture and stunning natural view.Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel with private car. Check in hotel and relax.

A welcome dinner with traditional Vietnamese music will give you a first taste of Vietnamese cuisine and their culture.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi City Tour – Discover the capital city of Vietnam

Meals: B / L

Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, oriental style old buildings, luxuriant trees along street, local market, motor-bikes, etc, A city tour in Hanoi will give you the first impression of oriental.

In the city tour, you will visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum and his former, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Vietnam useum of Ethnology or Vietnam History Museum, HoanKiem Lake and a Cyclo tour to the old quarter of Hanoi.

Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. 

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 Hanoi/Cruise along Halong Bay

Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, travel to Halong Bay, one of the Wonders of the Orient (3 hr. drive). Your cruise across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder.As the boat sets sails, you will be greeted by the Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard.   

During the afternoon, discover some of the treasures spread across the Bay of the Descending Dragon:    fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water. While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of the Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you can attend the chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.

One of the highlights of your stay on board is the innovative and varied cuisine offered at Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.

Overnight in Halong Bay.

Day 4 Halong Bay/Return to Hanoi/ flight to Danang

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B / L

Wake up to Tai Chi exercises on the sun deck and continue cruising the bays. Breakfast buffet will be served in the restaurant, followed by a visit the limestone grotto. Disembark in Halong City around noon and transfer back to Hanoi airport for your onward flight to Danang, upon arrive , you will escort to Hoi An for hotel check in. 

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5 Century Cham Ruins and Hoi An Ancient Port Town

Meals: B / L

In the morning, travel to the My Son Holy Land. Tucked in the mountains up winding roads with serene views, the 4th century My Son Holy Land ruins. The surrounding mountains are strictly forbidden for living or development. The ruins lie in a beautiful mountainous landscape. Enter the temples to hear all about the history and stories of the Cham people and this holy site. 

In the afternoon, continue on to the Ancient Capital of Hoi An, which features the 16th century port town in its preserved state. Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics which houses art and pottery dating from the 1,500’s to the 1,700’s. Continue on a brief visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, a temple from the 17th century featuring China's influence in the region. Enter 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 Take a walk 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 which for centuries connected the Chinese and Japanese sides of town over the waterway. 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. Then return to your hotel for an evening of relaxation.  

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6 Hoi An - Relax on the Beach

Meals: B

Hoian is also famous for its beautiful sandy beach. Today you will relax to just enjoy sun shine and the beach.

If you want some fun activities today, we highly recommend you to join a fishing tour to experience being a local fishman, or go diving in Cham Island.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 Flight to Saigon – Half Day City Tour

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B / L

Enjoy free time in the morning until transfer to Danang airport for onward flight to Saigon. Upon arrival Saigon, you will meet your local guide in Saigon and escorts you to the hotel.

In the afternoon, explore Saigon with Thien Hao Pagoda, the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum.  

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 8 Full Day My Tho( Bentre) – Discover Mekong Delta

Meals: B / L

Discover the Mekong River, essential to Vietnamese life.

This morning, transfer to remote My Tho. This burgeoning capital rests in the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by beautiful countryside known as the "rice basket of Vietnam". First visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, decorated with mosaics made from broken pottery. Overlooked by a tall white Buddha, it is set amongst lovely gardens overflowing with flowers, shrubs, lotus pools and tombs and ornate gates which provide entry. Continue on a boat ride along the river to view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. 

After lunch, visit An Khanh, a small village that specializes in fruit orchards and coconut sweets. If time permits, you can take a short cycling trip through the island or explore the island on foot (the island is flat and relatively small). Return to Saigon. 

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 9 Cu Chi Tunnels & Cooking Class

Meals: B / L / D

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels in the morning. On the way back to Saigon, you will stop by an organic farm where you can pick up organic vegetables and join a cooking class to learn to cook some famous Vietnamese food. Lunch will be arranged there with your own cooking food. When drive back to Saigon, enjoy some relaxing time by yourself. In the evening, a cruise dinner to enjoy the beautiful night scenery of Saigon on the Mekong River would be a farewell to this beautiful oriental city.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 10 Flight to Siem Reap – Apsara Dinner show

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B / D

Enjoy your free morning today until transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap, upon arrive your local guide will be waiting for you at the airport and ready to transfer you to hotel for check in.

In the evening enjoy dinner with Apsara dancing show.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 11 Angkor Thom Ancient Capital

Meals: B / L

After breakfast, begin your explorations of the remains of an ancient civilization that once ruled much of Southeast Asia. Today, visit the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom. First on the agenda is Ta Prohm. Worn by time, rain, and overpowered by the jungle, this immaculate structure hidden under a canopy will leave you feeling as if you’d stepped into an adventure movie set.

Then visit Banteay Kdei ("Citadel of Chambers”). Continue on to the Victory Gate, the Terrace of the Leper King, the Royal Palace, and 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 offers many picturesque moments to keep your camera busy.

In the afternoon,be prepared today for one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Angkor Wat.

Enter Angkor Wat and to view it's amazing architecture and history. Angkor Wat possesses some of the longest and most intricate stone carving. This complex is four times the size of the Vatican City making it the largest religious site in the world. Spend the morning exploring through the many passages, levels, and chambers that once housed many treasures of the ancient world.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 12 Tonle Sap Lake, KompongPhluk, Ox cart ride – Cambodia Phare Circus

Meals: B / L

In the morning, a half day excursion to the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake—Tonle Sap Lake. You’ll take a fun ox cart ride through the countryside, Continue on a boat trip to enjoy the beautiful lake views and mangrove forests. Spend rest of the morning at KompongPhluk, the largest village on the lake , to discover the fascinating daily lifestyle of the local people who live on the water.

For a unique experience this evening our driver will take you to see a performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus from the best VIP seats in the house.  Theater, story, dance, high-energy music and circus acts tell uniquely Cambodian stories.  These circus artists will astonish you with their energy, emotion, enthusiasm and talent.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 13 Flight to Vientianevia Bangkok

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for departure to Vientiane.Upon arrival in Vientiane airport, your private local guide from IndochinaTour.com will welcome you at the airport then escorts you to your hotel in Vientiane City.

Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to relax, you can have a relaxing walk around the hotel to discover the city or stroll along the river bank to enjoy sunset.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 14 Vientiane City Highlights

Meals: B / L

Vientiane, the charming capital city of Laos with rich heritage of Buddhist culture, is waiting for you to discover.

You full day city tour will take you to visit the highlights of Vientiane. Your will firstly get to know some more history of Laos by visiting the temple Wat Sisaket which is the oldest surviving temple with thousands of Buddhist images. The temple Wat Prakeo which housing the famous Emerald Buddha image really amazed the Indochina tour makers. Your full day Vientiane city tour will also visit the symbolic site That Luang Stupa and Patuxay Monument.

In the afternoon Buddha Park and enjoy a stroll around the park. Also known as XiengKhuan, this unusual park is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. The quiet and tranquil setting along the Mekong River is a contrast to the slightly eccentric sculptures which were built in 1958 by a Laos shaman. The concrete sculptures are unique and intriguing, sitting majestically in the peaceful park. After Buddha Park start driving back to Vientiane. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.

Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 15 Flight to Luang Prabang

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B

Today you will continue your amazing Indochina Tour in Laos from Vientiane to Luang Prabang.

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer you to the airport for onward flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival in Luang Prabang, you will meet your private local guide from Indochinatour.com and escort you to hotel.

Rest of the day is at leisure. In the evening, you can wander around the city and the night market to discover local life of Luang Prabang.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 16 Kuang Si Waterfalls, Half Day City Tour

Meals: B / L

Luang Prabang, the city surrounded by Mekong River and well known for its golden city is well known for its beautiful decorated Buddhist temples, it is a place that you will keep appearing in your mind for long time after your Indochina tour.

Your memorable trip will starts from partaking in an alms ritual in the morning, you will accepts the blessing by monks who you give the alms. Have breakfast in the hotel and then start the half day excursion to Kuang Si Waterfalls, where you will enjoy beautiful natural scenery, have fun in waterfalls and relax.

Drive back to the town for lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Wat Xiengthong which is symbolic temple of the classic Laotian architecture, visit the Royal Palace Musem to learn some history of Laos. Then visit the Wat Aham Temple which means “Monastery of the Opened Heart” and the Stupa of Wat Visoun.

Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 17 Mekong River Cruise & Pak Ou Cave

Meals: B / L / D

Today, you will embark on the Luang Say boat for a 2 days cruise to HuayXai, the small town locates at the border of Laos and Thailand, you will proceed to Chiang Rai in Thailand from the border pass there.

The boat will start at 7:00am, you will enjoy a continental breakfast while cruising to the Pak Ou Village which locates at the mouth of the Nam Ou River. You will have a shore excursion to visit the Tam Thing Caves of Thousand Buddhas.

Lunch will be a buffet on board and the boat will keep cruising upstream the Mekong River to a hill tribe village where ou can watch the traditional process of Lao wishkeyproduction. Our boat will stop at Pak Beng around sunset and check in Luang Say Lodge for overnight. Dinner will be arrange on the Luang Say Lodge’s terrace restaurant with a view of the Mekong River.

Overnight in Pakbeng.

Day 18 Full Day Cruising to Chiang Rai

Meals: B / L

Enjoy breakfast at the Luang Say Lodge, then board the boat at 7:00am and keep cruising toward upper stream of the Mekong River. En route, you will stop to visit a local village to witness the rural life along the Mekong River and visit the Minority ethnic people. Lunch will be buffet served on board, and you will arrive at HuayXai around 5:00pm. Go through the board and you will be welcomed by your local guide on the Thailand side of the border, then escorts you to your hotel in Chiang Rai.

Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 19 Half Day Chiang Rai City Tour

Meals: B / L

After breakfast and check out from hotel, we will drive to visit Opium House at bent of the mighty Maekhong River and see the scenery view of three countries (Thailand, Myanmar and Laos).  Visit ancient city of Chiang Saen, where ruins of numerous, temples, stupas, Buddha images are still to be seen artifacts and archaeological finds exhibited at the National Museum. Lunch at a local restaurant and transfer back to hotel in Chiang Rai.

Overnight in Chiang Rai.

Day 20 Doi Mae Salong - Discover Golden Striangle

Meals: B / L

The golden triangle is a mysterious region for most of Indochina tour makes, today you will enjoy a full day excursion to the heart of golden triangle region.

Your fascinating day will start from morning by firstly visit the Long Neck Karen village to see the long neck hill tribe people who relocated from the Thai and Myanmar border. If it is possible, you will also able to visit a Cock Fighting near the hill tribe village. Keep driving to Mt. Doi Mae Salong and visit the Chinese village on the top of the mountain. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue the trip to the highest peak on the Thai-Myanmar border. Doi Tung, provides an opportunity to view enrooted many different Lahu and Akha village as well as terraced farming areas and see from distance the Princess Mother's frigid flower Garden.  Doi Tung temple, built in A.D.1493, is located at the peak. Its scenery reminds one of Switzerland, features many unique images and temple architecture over looking the entire northern rice field plain.  Return to the hotel and rest of the day free at leisure. 

Overnight in Chiang Rai.


Day 21 Chiang Rai | Chiang Mai

Meals: B / L

After breakfast, visit the White Temple, is an unusual Thai temple designed by artist ChalermchaiKositpipat, who mixes traditional Buddhist temple architecture with pop culture references.Keep driving to Chiang Mai, visit the Meow Hill Tribe Village where locates on the Mountain Doi Pui and it was once famous for opium cultivation. Continue to visit the Temple Wat Doi Suthep where you will enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Chiang Mai City. If you like, here is also one of the best places to enjoy sunset.

Overnight in Chiang Mai.

Day 22 Flight to Yangon | Royal Style Dinne

Flight: Internal flight include in quotation and will be on INT's arrangement

Meals: B/ D                                                                                                   

In the morning, transfer by flight to Yangon. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel, The Strand Yangon for check in.

In the evening, enjoy a Cultural Dinner Showon the Karaweik Palace, which is a floating marble boat. The show features the traditional instruments, attire, and dances of Burma conveying the ten national arts. After the show, return to your hotel for the evening.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 23 Yangon Capital Highlights

Meals: B / L

After breakfast, visit the downtown area to see the Old City Hall, and Maharbandoola Park. Then stroll along the old street ending at the old Strand Hotel. Next, drive to Botahtaung Pagoda which features golden decorations inside. Continue to Bogyoke Market which sells many Burmese traditional handicrafts including stone, wood and bronze carvings, and much more. .In the afternoon, visit Kandawgyi Park near Chaukhtetgyi Reclining Buddha Image – one of the largest in Yangon. Continue to the highlight of Yangon: the golden Shwedagon Pagoda, which has been described as one of the wonders of the world. Shwedagon plays a very important role in the Old Burmese History and also is an important Buddhist icon. Enjoy the sunset over the pagoda.

Overnight in Yangon.

Day 24 Farewell from Yangon!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement

Meals: B

Enjoy relaxing time in the morning until transfer to airport for onward flight to your sweet home.

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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.

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  • 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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