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21 Day Cambodia Laos Vietnam: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Hanoi - Halong - Nha Trang - Mui Ne - Saigon - Mekong

This 21 Day tour will take you through wonders of Cambodia with Angkor Wat Temples, daily life on Tonle Sap Lake, Royal places in Phnom Penh and The highlights of Laos, be it Luang Prabang UNESCO town with its ancient pagodas, the caves, the water fall, Vientian with its own historic charm. The tour finish off in Vietnam with its beautiful sandy beaches along the coast lines as well as wealth of cultural and historical values of Hanoi, Saigon and Mekong delta..

HIGHLIGHTS

21 days exploring Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam
19 Comfortable stays at well-selected 3 and 4  star hotels, 1 cruise overnight
4 flights: Phnom Penh to Vientiane, Vientian to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang to Hanoi, Hanoi to Nha Trang
Impressive Angkor Wat in Cambodia
Tranquil UNESCO heritage town of Luang Prabang on Mekong riverside
Sunny and white sandy beaches of Vietnam
Historic and charming cities of Phonom Penh, Vientaine, Hanoi, Saigon
Stunning Mekong delta waterways, floating markets
Cruising and one night on 3 star cruise ship in magnificent Halong Bay
Meals as mentioned 
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All private transportation
Experienced English guide
All sightseeing tickets
Services charges and government tax
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OVERVIEW


Day
Destination
Activity
Meal
Day 1
Siem Reap
Siem Reap arrival. Visit Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap
D
Day 2
Siem Reap
Siem Reap tours. Visit Ta Prohm and Angkor Thom. Overnight in Siem Reap
B, L
Day 3
Siem Reap
Siem Reap tours. Visit Banteay Srei and Tonle Sap Lake. Overnight in Siem Reap
B, L
Day 4
Phnom Penh
Transfer to Phnom Penh by bus. Phnom Penh city tour half day. Overnight in Phnom Penh
B, D
Day 5
Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh city tour full day. Overnight in Phnom Penh
B, L
Day 6
Vientiane
Fly to Vientiane in morning. Visit Vientiane city in afternoon. Overnight in Vientiane
B
Day 7
Luang Prabang
Fly to Luang Prabang. Visit The Royal Palace and of Phou Si Mountain. Overnight in Luang Prabang
B
Day 8
Luang Prabang
Cruising along a Mekong River to visit Pak Ou Caves. Overnight in Luang Prabang
B
Day 9
Luang Prabang
Visit Phosi Market and Kuang si Waterfall. Overnight in Luang Prabang
B
Day 10
Hanoi
Fly to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
B
Day 11
Halong
Visit Halong Bay. Overnight on cruise
B, L, D
Day 12
Halong
Continue visiting Halong bay. Back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
B, L
Day 13
Nha Trang
Fly to Nha Trang. Overnight in Nha Trang
B
Day 14
Nha Trang
Nha Trang bay tour. Overnight in Nha Trang
B, L
Day 15
Nha Trang
Free and easy day. Overnight in Nha Trang
B
Day 16
Mui Ne
Transfer to Mui Ne by private car. Overnight in Mui Ne
B
Day 17
Mui Ne
Mui Ne sunrise half day tour. Overnight in Mui Ne
B
Day 18
Mui Ne
Free and easy day. Overnight in Mui Ne
B
Day 19
Ho Chi Minh city
Transfer to Ho Chi Minh city by private car. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
B
Day 20
Mekong
Visit Mekong Delta full day. Back to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
B, L
Day 21
Ho Chi Minh city
Ho Chi Minh city departure. Transfer to airport to catch flight back home
B
Day 1 – Siem Reap arrival (D)
21-Day-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Discovery-Angkor-wat-Oriental-Colours-Travel.jpgSiem Reap arrival. This afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex, cover 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean. Tonight enjoy buffet dinner with Apsara Dance Show at Somadevi restaurant, overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2 – Siem Reap tour (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel - Continue your visit to the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century); See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3 – Siem Reap tour (B, L)
21-Day-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Discovery-Siem-Reap-Temples-Oriental-Colours-Travel.jpgAn early morning – we drive 35 km out of town to visit the famous Banteay Srei (Citadel of Women), we drive back to the sought by visit to Bakong Temple one of among Rolous Group before continue your last trip to Kompong Phluk, one of natural tourisms and a mangroves for hundreds species of fresh water fishes and birds and decorated with ethnic stilted houses line over the water surface up to the air. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them, most of who live in stilted houses. The people depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes. We embark on the traditional wooden boat through the flooded forests of the Great Tonle Sap Lake, habitat of many bird species it will bring you to Kampong Phluk. This amazing floating village is built on 8 to 10 m high stilts. We visit an island pagoda, a school and traditional stilt houses to interact with the local families. Return to Siem Reap for refreshment. This evening explore Artisan D’ Angkor, home of handicrafts or Old Market for buy souvenirs gifts. Overnight in Sieam Reap.

Day 4 – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B, D)
21-Day-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Discovery-Luang-Prabang-Oriental-Colours-Travel.jpgBreakfast at hotel – transfer to Mekong Bus for departure to Phnom Penh (07.30am – 13.30pm), on arrival your will be met and then transferred direct to hotel for refreshment. This afternoon, discover the Phnom Penh City, visit Wat Phnom, an ancient pagoda stand up on the hill, Independence Monument commemorates the end of Cambodia's ruled by France in 1953, Wat Unalom, the oldest Buddhist foundation in the city, probably predating the abandonment of the capital at Angkor in the 15th century. The founding date is variously cited as 1422 and 1443. This wat is the home to the Buddhist patriarch and then we walk along the riverfront, the confluence of the Tonle Sap, Mekong and Bassac Rivers for taking fresh air. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 5 – Phnom Penh tour (B, L)
royal_palace_cambodia_city-tours-Oriental-Colours.jpgAfter breakfast – Continue your city tour: visit the National Museum built in 1917-18 is exclusively dedicated to Khmer arts. Royal Palace built in 1866 and Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace compound this morning end your visit to Central Market (Phsar Thmei), this distinctive building is a city landmark & the busiest market in the city with a unique art deco version of a traditional market and the market constructed in 1935-37, during the French colonial period, Phsar Thmey is currently just completed its renovation and become the central section of the main market building displays an amazing collection of gems, jewelry and souvenirs. Then visit the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek, better known as the Killing Fields, where large numbers of people were killed and buried in mass graves. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 6 – Phnom Penh – Vientiane (B)
21-Day-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Discovery-Vientiane-temples-Oriental-Colours-Travel.jpgBreakfast leisure till airport transfer to Phnom Penh Int’s Airport for departure to Laos. Welcome to Laos, our guide and driver will greet you and accompany you to hotel in town. After checking into your hotel have a short rest then we will start our tour. Our visit will take you to the key sites: National Museum, Wat Sisaket the city ‘s oldest surviving temple with thousands of silver and porcelain images in the gloriously authentic temple compound that offers you a glimpse into the Vientiane of the past, the next stop is Haw Phra Kaeo. This large temple is beautiful both interior and exterior, it was built to house the famed Emerald Buddha in courtyards filled with frangipani trees.

Day 7 – Vientiane – Luang Prabang (B)
21-Day-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Discovery-Vientiane-Oriental-Colours-Travel.jpgHave breakfast in the hotel, we will transfer you to the airport for the flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at the airport, you are welcomed and transferred to hotel in town for check in. The rest of the day we will visit The Royal Palace (official name "Haw Kham") which was built in 1904 during the French colonial era for King Sisavang Vong and his family
Before sunset, ascend the 328 steps to the top of Phou Si Mountain that offers a stunning panoramic view of the surrounding rivers and cityscape before wandering through the bustling Hilltribe Market for traditional textiles and handicrafts made by the hill tribes. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 8 – Luang Prabang – Pak Ou caves (B)
21-Day-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Discovery-Pak-Ou-Caves-Oriental-Colours-Travel.jpgAfter breakfast, you will take the cruise along a Mekong River to Pak Ou Caves, where you will discover gold-lacquered Buddha statues of all shapes and sizes nestled deep in the limestone caverns. Embark on a cultural tour of Luang Prabang in the afternoon, we will explore the gilded temples Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong and visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. In the evening, ready for sunset.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 9 – Luang Prabang – Kuang Si waterfall (B)
21-Day-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Discovery-Kuang-Si-Waterfall-Oriental-Colours-Travel.jpgThis morning you may want to wake up early and participate in the daily early morning ritual of saffron-clad monks with their black Alms-giving bowls being given offerings from the local people, including the ubiquitous sticky rice. (Recommend, not in the services waking up at 5.30 to see the Monk)
Breakfast, and at 8.30 our tour guide and driver will come to your hotel, you will visit the morning Phosi Market where you will see such diverse offerings as dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, and today you will visit the Ban Ouay, Hmong Hill tribe, Ban Ou, Lowland Lao and Ban Thapene of Khmu village. Continue driving to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths, return to Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 10 – Luang Prabang – Hanoi (B)
hanoi-old-street-vietnam-homestay-oriental-colours.jpgHave breakfast in the hotel and enjoy your free time then transfer to Luang Prabang airport for your onward flight to Hanoi. You will be picked up from the airport and transfer to Golden Cyclo hotel in Hanoi. Check in hotel and the rest of day is at your leisure to discover the city on your own. Suggested activities including a calm walk along Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake for cool breeze as well taking good photos of colorful lightings in the city, water puppet show at Thang Long Theatre at your walking distance or shopping around at plenty of boutiques stores and small shops nearby. Overnight in Hanoi. 

Day 11 – Hanoi – Halong (B, L, D)
halong-bay-vietnam-homestay-oriental-colours.jpgPick up at your hotel at 8.00 am then we will depart for Halong Bay. On the way we stop at a handicraft workshop for a short break. Enjoy the journey through Red River Delta with lush rice fields, water buffalos and everyday Vietnamese rural life. After we arrive in Halong, check-in on cruise and relax for a while. Then we lift anchor and sail to visit Sung Sot caves where we have one hour for kayaking. We will be cruising between the many lime stones and set anchor at beautiful spot. As the sun sets over the bay, dinner is served on board with fresh seafood, salads, and fruits. There will also be a cooking class on board, where you can learn to cook some basic Vietnamese dishes. Overnight in Ha Long Bay on the cruise ship.

Day 12 – Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
halong-bay-4-vietnam-homestay-oriental-colours.jpgBreakfast will be served on the boat around 7.30 am then you will have more time to enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through the magnificent rock formations on your return towards Halong City. Upon disembarkation your driver will meet you for the transfer back to Hanoi.
Drop off at your hotel. The rest of day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi

Day 13 – Hanoi – Nha Trang (B)
nha-trang-bay-tour-vietnam-holiday-oriental-colours.jpgAfter breakfast, we will pick you up for flight to beach city of Nha Trang. On arrival to Nha Trang, we will pick you up and transfer to Hanoi Golden 1 hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to freely discover the city on your own. We recommend you to check out some local seafood restaurants, they are selling good seafood at a very reasonable prices. Also visit the night market on Tran Phu Street, there you can enjoy some local tasty street food and desserts as well as the Nha Trang night life atmosphere with some shopping. Overnight in Nha Trang.


Day 14 – Nha Trang bay tour (B, L)
nha-trang-tour-vietnam-holiday-oriental-colours.jpgPick up at hotel around 8.00 am, am then transfer by bus to Cau Da port. There we take boat trip to visit Nha Trang Bay with more than 19 islands one of the best places in Vietnam for diving, Hon Mun Conserve Sea Creatures Zone, where you have an option to learn how to dive or maintain your skills at your own expense. We then visit Mot Island where we have lunch and enjoy music, fruits and wine with many people come from many countries. After that, we will cruise to visit Tranh Island, where you have chance to play many water games of your choice at your own expense. We then move on visiting Tri Nguyen Aquarium, where you see huge humpback whale skeleton and other marine creatures at close view. After that we visit a floating fish farm. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 15 – Nha Trang free and easy (B)
mui_ne_beach-vietnam-holiday-oriental-colours.jpgA day at leisure for you to enjoy the beach, go swimming in the ocean, relax by the pool, have a good massage, trying new seafood dishes or if you are keen on water games, you could also try jet skiing, parasailing, snorkeling or diving, there are some diving clubs for your choices. You may also spend the whole day at Entertainment Park on Vinpearl Island, experience the cable car running over the bay could offer you a spectacular view. Overnight in Nha Trang



Day 16 – Nha Trang – Mui Ne (B)
After breakfast, the car will come and pick you at 9 am for around 5 hour drive to Mui Ne, including 30 minutes lunch break at around 11.30 am.
You will reach Mui Ne at around 2 pm. After checking in Ananda resort, you have the remainder of the day for relaxing. Overnight in Mui Ne.

Day 17 – Mui Ne sunrise half day tour (B)
21-Day-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Discovery-Mui-Ne-sunrise-Oriental-Colours-Travel.jpg05:00: The tour guide will meet you at your hotel, taking a wheel Jeep to visit Mui Ne Beach. You will be fulfilled by the beautiful white sand dune. It is more fantastic time for seeing the sunrise, slip on the sand. Moreover, in the middle of the white sand dune there is a lotus lake – lotus is one of the famous flowers in Viet Nam. Not only visiting white sand dune, customer will have a chance to visit Yellow sand dune. From the top of the Yellow one, you can see all of the scenery of Mui Ne when you can discover the daily activities of the fishing farm. Then, we stop at Fairy stream where you cannot miss in Mui Ne because of the really nice place.
After that, we will transfer you to hotel around 10am. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Overnight in Mui Ne.

Day 18 – Mui Ne free and easy (B)
21-Day-Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam-Discovery-Mui-Ne-Oriental-Colours-Travel.jpgA day at leisure for you to enjoy the beach, go swimming in the ocean, relax by the pool, have a good foot massage, trying new seafood dishes or if you are keen on sports, you could also try wind surfing or kite surfing, Mui Ne is famous for that with many surf schools along the beach. Overnight in Mui Ne.





Day 19 – Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh city (B)
After breakfast, you will be picked up at 9 am for 5 hour driving to Saigon, including one lunch break at 11.30.
You will reach Saigon center at around 2 pm. After checking in Moonlight Hotel, you have the remainder of the day for relaxing. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 20 – Mekong full day tour (B, L)
mekong-delta-7-vietnam-homestay-oriental-colours.jpg6.30 AM: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. 
9.30 AM: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
11.30 AM: Keep cruising to a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong Island, join to a cooking class. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.
14.00 PM: Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.
15:00 PM: Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, meet the car/van for the trip back to Hochiminh city.

Day 21 – Ho Chi Minh city departure (B)
After breakfast, you will have leisure time until hotel check out and airport transfer for your onward flight. End of services.
 
Price
Tour price: $2,557/pax
Single Supplement: $868
Tour duration: 21 days 20 nights (18 nights in 3 and 4 star hotel, 1 night on cruise)
Tour route: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Vientiane - Luang Prabang - Hanoi – Halong – Nha Trang – Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta

Terms and Conditions

Booking must be made at least 2 weeks prior to departure
Tour starts every day in the mentioned periods (subject to availability)
Children at ages between 0 and 2 are free of charge for tour and accommodation (sharing beds with parents). 
Children aged 2 to 4 require 20% of tour payment (sharing beds with parents, maximum 2 children per booking) 
Children aged 4 to 9 require 50% of tour payment (sharing beds with parents, maximum 2 children per booking) 
Children above 9 require full booking

Tour includes

Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
English speaking guide
Tours and transfers as mentioned
Entrance fees for mentioned visits
Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary

Tour excludes

Other meals than mentioned
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