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Wonders of Indochina

A trip idea by Tonkin Travel
Trip cost ex. international flights
from £2,570 per person
Duration
20 days

The three countries of Indochina - Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia - combine beautifully into a wonderfully rich, diverse itinerary. Start with a gentle introduction to the region in Laos's charming, sleepy Luang Prabang, before taking in the highlights of Vietnam and finishing with the temples of Angkor, in Cambodia, one of the real highlights of SE Asia, if not the world.

A trip idea created by Tonkin Travel

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Day 1
Luang Prabang
  • Transfer from Luang Prabang airport to your hotel
  • At leisure in Luang Prabang
Day 2
Luang Prabang
  • Visit Wat Visoun
  • Explore Wat Aham Temple
  • Visit Wat Xieng Thong temple
  • Explore the National Museum in Luang Prabang
  • Walk up Phousi hill for spectacular views
Day 3
Luang Prabang
  • Join the Alms Giving Ceremony
  • Take a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Pak Ou cave
  • Visit Ban Muangkeo
  • Visit Ban Xangkhong
  • Cooking class at Tamarind Cooking School
Day 4
Luang Prabang, Vientiane
  • Transfer from Luang Prabang to the airport
  • Flight from Luang Prabang to Vientiane
  • Transfer from Vientiane airport to your hotel
  • Visit Wat Sisaket
  • Visit Wat Ho Prakeo
  • Stop at Patuxai (Victory Gate) in Vientiane
  • Visit That Luang (The Great Sacred Stupa)
  • Watch sunset over the Mekong River in Vientiane
Day 5
Vientiane, Hanoi
  • Transfer from Vientiane to the airport
  • Flight from Vientiane to Hanoi
  • Transfer from Hanoi airport to your hotel
  • At leisure in Hanoi
Day 6
Hanoi
  • Discover Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum
  • Visit Tran Quoc Pagoda
  • Visit the Temple of Literature
  • Street Food Tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Watch a show at the Water Puppet Theatre
Day 7
Hanoi, Ninh Binh
  • Transfer from Hanoi to Ninh Binh
  • Explore Tam Coc, Ninh Binh
  • Visit Hoa Lu - the former Vietnamese capital
Day 8
Ninh Binh, Halong Bay
  • Transfer from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - First day
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Choose your first activity
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Happy Hour, cooking class and evening activities
Day 9
Halong Bay, Hanoi, Danang, Hoi An
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Second Day
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Tai Chi on the sundeck
  • Cruise of Halong Bay - Visit Thien Canh Son cave
  • Transfer from Halong Bay to Hanoi Airport
  • Flight from Hanoi to Danang Airport
  • Transfer from Danang Airport to your hotel in Hoi An
Day 10
Hoi An
  • Take a boat trip on Thu Bon river
  • Cross Hoi An's Japanese Covered Bridge
  • Visit Quan Cong Temple (Ong Pagoda)
  • Visit Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, a Fujian temple
Day 11
Hoi An
  • Cooking class in Hoi An
Day 12
Hoi An, Danang, Saigon
  • Transfer from Hoi An to Danang Airport
  • Flight from Danang to Saigon
  • Transfer from Saigon airport to the city centre
  • Visit Saigon Central Post Office
  • Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Experience the War Remnants Museum
  • Explore Saigon's Chinatown
  • Visit Thien Hau Temple
Day 13
Saigon, Cu Chi
  • Transfer from Saigon to Cu Chi
  • Explore Cu Chi tunnels
  • Transfer from Cu Chi tunnels to Saigon
  • Foodie Night Tour in Saigon - by Vespa
Day 14
Saigon, Cai Be, Can Tho
  • Transfer from Saigon to Cai Be
  • Biking on Tan Phong Island
  • Visit Mr. Hai's house on Tan Phong Island
  • Cooking class, relaxation time and Monkey Bridge
  • Learn how to knit water hyacinth
  • Transfer from Cai Be to Can Tho
Day 15
Can Tho, Chau Doc
  • Experience Cai Rang floating market
  • Transfer from Can Tho to Chau Doc
  • Explore Tra Su Cajuput Forest
Day 16
Chau Doc, Phnom Penh
  • Transfer from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh by speedboat
  • Transfer from Phnom Penh pier into the city
  • At leisure in Phnom Penh
Day 17
Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
  • Explore the Royal Palace
  • Discover the Silver Pagoda
  • Visit Phnom Penh's National Museum
  • Explore Wat Phnom
  • Transfer from Phnom Penh to the airport
  • Flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
  • Transfer from Siem Reap airport to your hotel
Day 18
Siem Reap
  • Discover Angkor Thom
  • Explore the Grand Circuit near Siem Reap
  • Experience the sunset at Pre Rup
Day 19
Siem Reap
  • Experience Ta Prohm
  • Explore Angkor Wat
Day 20
Siem Reap
  • Transfer from Siem Reap to the airport
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