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24 day indochina tour

“24 day indochina tour”
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We arranged our tour through VIVU TRAVEL with the help of NGOC, she planned our trip down to the last detail, changing it to suit our needs.we found every tour guides & drivers to be at our destination on time & every time, they were knowledgeable & all ways open to itinerary changes,our overall experience with VIVU was wonderful & would have no hesitation in recommending them.

Visited January 2016
Mick p
Wauchope, Australia


TOUR NAME: EXPLORING INDOCHINA TOUR 24 DAYS FROM HO CHI MINH

DESTINATIONS: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG – CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP – LUANG PRABANG – HANOI – SAPA – TAM COC – HALONG – HOIAN – HO CHI MINH – PHU QUOC ISLAND

CLIENT’S NAME:  MICHAEL AND DEBBIE (02 PERSONS)

TRAVEL PERIOD: JAN & FEB 2016
ACCOMMODATION: 3 STAR SERVICE

DETAILED ITINERARY


Day 1: 12 Jan 2016 Sydney – flight to Ho Chi Minh
Meals: B
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Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam. Free at leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodation: Sunland hotel / Deluxe
http://sunlandhotel.vn/home/index/lang/en


Day 2:13 Jan 2016 Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be Floating Market – Can Tho
Meals: B, L
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Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no double one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours. On arrival,we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and take a rowing boat trip in the afternoon. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Can Tho.

Accommodation: Kim Tho / Superior
http://www.kimtho.com/


Day 3: 14 Jan 2016 Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc
Meals: B, L
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In the early morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market abut 1.5 hours (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of any Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, and continue drive to Chau Doc. Check in and overnight in Chau Doc.

Accommodation: Chau Pho Hotel / Deluxe
http://www.chauphohotel.com/trang-chu.aspx


Day 4: 15 Jan 2016 Chau Doc - take speed boat to Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Meals: B
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After breakfast we will get Hang Chau speed boat on Mekong river to Phnom Penh (Cambodia) Arrival Phnom Penh around 13h00 where our private tour guide and driver are waiting for you and transfer you to hotel in Phnom Penh for check in. Free time at leisure and overnight in Phnom Penh.

Accommodation: Cardamom Hotel / Superior room
www.cardamomhotel.com  
 

Day 5:16 Jan 2016 Phnom Penh City Tour
Meals: B, L
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After breakfast, we start our Indochina tours with the visit to Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrei and National Museum. In the afternoon, visit Toul Sleng (S21) and Cheung Ek of Killing Filed. Rest time for visiting Central Market. Overnight in Phnom Penh

Accommodation: Cardamom Hotel / Superior Room
www.cardamomhotel.com


Day 6: 17 Jan 2016 Phnom Penh – Flight to Siem Reap K6 107 K6 02:10 PM    02:55 PM
Meals: B
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After breakfast, our Indochina tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for a short flight to Siem Reap, upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Accommodation: City River Hotel – Deluxe Room  
http://www.cityriverhotel.com/
     

Day 7: 18 Jan 2016 Siem Reap Tour
Meals: B
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Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tours. This morning, Tuk Tuk Tour to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Terrace of Elephant and Leper King, Phimean Akas. Afternoon continue your Tuk Tuk tour to visit Angkor Wat Temple complex and evening sunset from the Bakheng Hill.. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Accommodation: City River Hotel – Deluxe Room  
http://www.cityriverhotel.com/


Day 8: 19 Jan 2016 Siem Reap Tour
Meals: B
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Ta PhromEarly morning get up to view the magnificent and wonderful sunrise from the Angkor Wat temple. And then back to hotel for breakfast. Temple tour with our driver and guide to visit Banteay Srey Temple which known as Pink Temple and on way back visit Banteay Samre. Afternoon visit Petit Circuit: Thommanon, Chau Say Teveda, Ta Keo, Ta Promh, Banteay Kdei & Sras Srang. Overnight in Siem Reap.
 
Accommodation: City River Hotel – Deluxe Room  
http://www.cityriverhotel.com/


Day 9: 20 Jan 2016 Siem Reap – Flight to Luang Prabang VN 930 16:55    18:20
Meals: B
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After breakfast, our Indochina tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport for a short flight to Luang Prabang with Laos airlines. Meet upon your arrival by our guide and driver who will transfer you to the hotel, after check-in free time at leisure. Overnight Luang Prabang in Luang Prabang.

Accommodation: Sada hotel / Deluxe room
http://sada-hotel.com/


Day 10: 21 Jan 2016 Luang Prabang day free
Meals: B

Day free at leisure and discover Luang Prabang by your own

Accommodation: Sada hotel / Deluxe room
http://sada-hotel.com/


Day 11: 22 Jan Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave
Meals: B, L
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Today we will do one of the most interesting Luang Prabang tours,  embark a boat for a cruise up the Mekong past scenes of rural riverside life until reaching the famous Pak Ou Caves at the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong rivers. The two caves in a limestone face are filled with hundreds of Buddha images, brought here over centuries by worshippers including former kings. “Pak Ou” remains a popular pilgrimage site for local people. During Lao New Year in April, the caves are crowded with devotees who gain merits by ceremonially washing the Buddha statues. The upper and lower caves are explored. return to Luang Prabang for lunch. Afternoon is free time on your leisure. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Accommodation:  Sada hotel / Deluxe room
http://sada-hotel.com/


Day 12: 23 Jan 2016  Luang Prabang – Flight to Hanoi VN 930 19:10    20:10
Meals: B
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Free day at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for the flight to Hanoi with Vietnam airlines. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Indochina Holiday to Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Accommodation: Medallion hotel / Superior
http://www.medallionhanoi.com/


Day 13:24 Jan 2016  Hanoi – Train to Sapa
Meals: B, L
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Today, we enjoy a full day city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum (or Museum of Fine Arts, Army Museum, History Museum, Woman Museum, Hoa Lo Prison), the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
 
Afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places before enjoy a fantastic traditional water puppet show. This evening, we will transfer you to the train station to experience a Vietnam train ride to Lao Cai.
Overnight on Train.

Accommodation: TSC Express / Soft sleeper wooden cabin A/ C (4 people sharing)


Day 14: 25 Jan 2016 Sapa Tour
Meals: B, L
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Arrival in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short transfer to Sapa. Our private local tour guide and driver will welcome you to Sapa – the queen of mountain.
After breakfast at a local restaurant, take a morning walking tour of Sapa for a visit to the busy market where Red Dao, Black & Flower H'Mong, Tay and other ethnic minority people converge from the surrounding countryside to sell their silverware and handicrafts, and to buy provisions. Afterwards, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours with the drive to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car, free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.

Accommodation: Hmong Hotel / Deluxe
http://www.hmongsapahotel.com/  

 
Day 15: 26 Jan 2016 Sapa Market – Train to Hanoi
Meals: B, L
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The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Indochina tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets;
 
Market days:
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Bac Ha MarketLung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours.
Overnight on the train.

Accommodation: TSC Express / Soft sleeper wooden cabin A/ C (4 people sharing)


Day 16: 27 Jan 2016  Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc
Meals: B, L
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Pick up from the train station, we are going to driving to visit Hoa Lu and Tam Coc which are two most beautiful sceneries of Ninh Binh province, just 100 km southeast of Ha Noi.(Have breakfast on the way) Hoa Lu is the Ancient Royal Capital under Dinh Dynasty and pre-Le Dynasty, which lasted 41 years (968-1009). In comparison with Hoa Lu, Tam Coc is considered Ha Long Bay on land because of its beauty and charm. Sitting on boat en route Tam Coc, you have a good chance of viewing the scenic beauty of huge rocks standing along river and scattered green rice fields, which are all combined to form a poetic painting of the countryside. Overnight in Tam Coc.

Accommodation: Yen Nhi hotel / Superior
http://yennhihotel.com.vn/en/home.aspx


Day 17: 28 Jan 2016 Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Meals: B, L, D
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08.00: Pick up at your hotel in Tam Coc to Halong bay
12.00 – 12.30 : Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.
12.30 – 13.00 : Check-in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.
13.30 – 15.00 : Have lunch while cruising to magnificent BaiTu Long Bay; admire the fascinating formations on the way.        
15.15 – 15.40 : Explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.
15.45 – 18:00 : Enjoy relaxing on a white sandy beach at Hon Coi sland, swimming or kayaking.
18:00 – 19.00 : Back to junk for refreshing before having dinner on board.
20.00 – 21.00 : Relax, enjoy fresh air & overnight on board.

Accommodation: Dragon’s Pearl Junk  
http://www.indochina-junk.com/?page_id=2058


Day 18: 29 Jan 2016 Halong Bay –Hanoi – Danang - Hoi An VN 175 18:10    19:30    
Meals: B
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7.30 – 08.00 : Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08.30 – 09.30 : Visit VungVieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms.
10.00 : Check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served.
11.45 – 12.00 : Disembark. Where our tour guide and driver transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival Danang we will transfer you to Hoian. Check in and overnight in Hoian.

Accommodation: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort/ Deluxe Pool View
http://www.vinhhungemeraldresort.com/


Day 19: 30 Jan 2016 Hoi An – Tra Que tour
Meals: B, L
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08:30 Local guide pick up guests and drive to An Bang village. (3 km from Hoi An) .
09’30 Here you will have a brief introduction to the history , daily life of fisherman here such at casting net , mending net..
11:00  Join in the fishing activities  at Co Co River such at casting net,, catch fish with fisher man here ( 02 people/01 small wooden boat + life vest )
12:00 Continue to Tra Que village by bicycle.      12:15  Gather at  Tra Que Vegetable village, there you can enjoy local welcome drink ( mixed of basil, honey, ginger...)
12:30 Local farmer take you around the garden with more than 20 kinds of herbs- most of them have various special smell. Once there, you can get to know each of herds as well as its usefulness for disease treatment.
Experience once day living and working with the local people at Tra Que vegetable village where you can have a chance to discover the daily life of farmers.
13:30 Take a short rest and enjoy foot soaking with lacal herb before getting to enjoy the cooking show with “ Tam Huu “ spring roll, Banh Xeo and luch with Vietnamese local food.

Accommodation: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort/ Deluxe Pool View
http://www.vinhhungemeraldresort.com/


Day 20: 31 Jan 2016 Hoi An – Danang - flight to Ho Chi Minh VN 129 19:55    21:15
Meals: B
Free time at leisure until our private tour guide and driver come to hotel and see you off airport for short flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh, our tour guide will pick you again and check in hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Accommodation: Sunland hotel / Superior
http://sunlandhotel.vn/home/index/lang/en


Day 21: 1 Feb 2016 Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – flight to Phu Quoc VN 1825 16:10    17:15
Meals: B, L
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Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi tunnels. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh airport to take the flight to Phu Quoc island.
Note: We will arrange private car pick you up Phu Quoc airport (Without guide)

Accommodation: Eco beach resort / Deluxe sea view bungalow
http://www.phuquocecobeachresort.com/


Day 22 & 23: 2 -3 Feb 2016  Phu Quoc island Free Days
Meals: B
Phu Quoc - One of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forested Phu Quoc is a splendid tropical getaway set with soft secluded beaches, the water a thousand different shades of turquoise. Stunning sunsets, thunderclouds heaped on the horizon. Palm trees protruding perpendicular over the gentle waves. That's Phu Quoc island and paradise for Vietnam beach lovers and great place to end your amazing Indochina Holiday. Days free at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc.

Accommodation: Eco beach resort / Deluxe sea view bungalow
http://www.phuquocecobeachresort.com/


Day 24: 4 Feb 2016 Phu Quoc – Flight to Ho Chi Minh VN 1820 14:40    15:40
Meals: B
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina Holiday until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh and connect with your international flight home with the sincere thanks for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Indochina Tours with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Indochina Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!
Note: We will arrange private car see you off Phu Quoc airport (Without guide)

END OF BEAUTIFUL TOUR !

Inclusion:
•    05 domestic flights: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap,Hanoi – Danang, Dannang – Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh – Phu Quoc, Phu Quoc – Ho Chi Minh (Economy class)
•    02 International flights: Siem Reap- Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang – Hanoi
•    Return train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai - Hanoi
•    All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
•    Hotel accommodation in twin / double share room
•    1 night on cruise in Halong bay
•    Meals as indicated in the itinerary
•    English speaking guide (except free days)
•    Entrance fees to indicated sights
•    Boat trips
•    Bottled mineral water during touring days

Exclusion:
•    International FLIGHTS in / out Vietnam
•    Visa to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
•    Meals in the itinerary: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
•    Drinks
•    Other meals
•    Insurance
•    Personal expenses
•    Tip for guide and driver
•    Expenses for any optional tours or activities during free time
•   Others not mentioned in the itinerary