- All tours and transfers in private
- bamboo raft
- Bike Cycle
- Boat Tip
- Bottle of drinking water
- Cyclo ride
- Entrance fees
- Food and drinks
- Hotel accommodation
- Hotel pickup and drop-off
- Meals as per Itinerary
- Speaking tour guide
DAY 1 : ARRIVAL – HANOI
Warmest welcome at Noi Bai International Airport asian, pick up and transfer to your selected hotel. You will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple, making it a memorable day for your Vietnam tours! Have lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, get a deeper reading into Hanoi with the visit to Van Mieu Temple. followed by the Water Puppet show – a uniquely Northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history.Stay overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI – HA LONG BAY
After breakfast at hotel, we will take a 3-hour scenic drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay, a doubtless highlight for your Vietnam tours. One of the great things IOT offers you is, no matter which junk you choose from our long list, you will enjoy the world-known bay in a spectacular way in your Vietnam holiday! The selection of your junks are all well equipped with facilities to meet your needs. Itineraries are different, however, you won’t miss Bai Tu Long Bay, Coc Island, Cap De Island, Bo Cau Island, Vong Vieng fishing village, Trong Cave, Ho Dong Tien Cave, which are all the golden nuggets for your Vietnam holiday. You will certainly find a favorite one to enlighten your Vietnam holiday. Stay overnight on the junk.
DAY 3: HA LONG BAY – HANOI
Breakfast is served while the junk cruises around Ha Long Bay, passes by many islets named by their shapes such as Dog, Incense Urn, Fighting Cock, Finger, etc. Stop for a while to explore Surprise Cave- one of the most beautiful ones of the bay. The junk then continues cruising towards the wharf. Ready to disembark at about 10.30AM. Your vehicle is ready to take you to restaurant in Ha Long City for a delicious seafood lunch before returning to Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI – LUANG PRABANG
Morning transfer to airport for departure to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Luang Prabang is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. After a short rest, we visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai. We then ascent up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. From there, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 5: LUANG PRABANG
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession.
AM: After breakfast, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. We then board a cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious of 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 small village of Ban Xanghai, where the local rice wine is distilled. We return to Luang Prabang in the afternoon.
PM: We continue our excursion toward Khouangsi Waterfall, en route, we visit local villages of Lao ethnic minority groups at Ban Ouay, Hmong Village, Ban Ou, Laoloum Village and Ban Thapene, Khmu Village, then drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. The Khouangsi Waterfall setting really illustrates paradise. We return to Luang Prabang by late afternoon and continue to Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for silk hand weaving and for traditional Saa Paper making. We return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath. Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 6: LUANG PRABANG
Elephant and soft hiking tour to Khmu village (Walking time total 3 hours) (Easy), in dry season Tad Sae waterfall is dry) After arriving at the Lao Spirit Resort you will experience the protected Elephants at the “Elephant Park Project” along the Nam Khan riverbanks. You can enjoy the 1 hr. Elephant ride on the back of a protected Asian Elephant. A short and easy hiking tour will lead you out into the Fair Trek project area where villages profit directly from your visit. A small Khmu community lives below a high rising mountain range. Depending on the time available your Lao style Lunch will be served at Ban Houay Fai and return to Tad Sae waterfall, boat ride back to Lao Spirit Resort. Your car will bring you back to Luang Prabang. Stay overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 7: LUANG PRABANG – SIEM REAP
After breakfast we transfer to airport for departure to Siem Reap.
Arrive Siem Reap by morning flight, Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia, special welcome all warmly to everybody, a moment of courtesy meeting then self-introduce with our Cambodian tour guide in the meeting point’s Siem Reap airport.
Thommanon and Chaosay Tevorda temple
We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers
Prasat Kravan – With its unique brick sculptures
Srah Srang – The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing
Banteay Kdei – Surrounded by four concentric walls
Welcome dinner with Apsara Dance show at local restaurant.
For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, No visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as ‘Apsara Dance’ after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance better described as ‘dance-drama’ in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 8: SIEM REAP
Early morning we start witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area. We walk to nearby Pagoda and offering food to monks. Spend your own time talk to the monk and nuns to exchange the culture or relieve.
Banteay Srei: nearly everyone’s favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving
Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
Enjoy walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 9: SIEM REAP
We will experience the wind-swept transfers particularly by motor-cycles (Tuk Tuk) from the hotel to the Angkor temples, there are 2 peoples per motor-cycle, enjoy an exciting morning in the ancient Angkor environment and the most popular transfer locally of Cambodia.
The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century)
See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara
Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru
The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas
The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology.
Enjoy foot massage 1 hour before transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 10: SIEM REAP – YANGON
We depart for Kompong Khleang and it is about 35km from Siem Reap we turn on to a dirt road that leads to the edge of the lake. Board a local boat to Kampong Khleang, meaning the village of the stilts, a lively commercial fishing village located south on the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake. All houses are stilted and some are up to four & five meters tall. Enter the stilted village, now flooded and travel through this large town through to a more separate Vietnamese village on to the edge of the Tonle Sap.
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to Yangon. Upon arrive at airport you are met and transfer to your hotel. Stay overnight in Yangon.
DAY 11: YANGON
After breakfast drive to Mawtin Jetty and take a rickshaws for a short trip along the Yangon River. Visit Bothataung Pagoda, where sacred hair relic of Lord Buddha is enshrined in it. Afterwards explore traditional and modern Burmese art with a specially-guided tour of Yangon’s art scene at Art Galleries in Windermere in Yangon. Windermere is a high end residential area with old colonial buildings as well as modern buildings. Afternoon Sightseeing starts with Chaukhtatkyi Pagoda (a huge reclining Buddha) and you have enough time to wander around the sprawling Bogyoke Market through fascinating local neighborhoods. In the evening visit China Town which lies in the centre of downtown Yangon. You walk west along the Sule Pagoda Road, the 24th, 23rd, 22nd, 20th, 19th and 18th Streets and Bo Ywe, Latha and Sint Oh Dan Roads steaming with traffic are the busiest quarters of the city! A variety of restaurants, gold and jewelery stores, network game centers, cyber café, clothing shops and mini-markets display their wares while roadside food stalls dispense steaming dishes and snacks. Fruit vendors offer fruit in season which include mangoes, durians, mangos teens, pomelos, apples, tangerines, grapes, pears, avocados, lichees, pineapples, rambutan, plums and all kinds of banana, all the year round.
In the later afternoon visit, the Shwedagon Pagoda described by Somerset Maugham: “The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Wander through this magnificent structure and its courtyards, stupas, bells, Temples, and Buddha images, and see religious and secular visitors from all parts of the globe. Shwedagon has become the symbol of Myanmar and enjoy sunset at Pagoda. Stay overnight in Yangon.
DAY 12: YANGON – BAGAN
Morning take a flight to Bagan. Full day sightseeing tour of Bagan with a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples, such as Shwezigon Pagoda, built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th century as a religious shrine; the Gu Byauk Gyi Temple (Wetkyi-in), a temple with exquisite murals of Jataka scenes; the Ananda Temple, with four huge standing Buddha images and numerous seated figures in niches around the galleried interior and the Shwe Gu Gyi Temple, noted for its fine stucco carvings and panoramic views of the area’s many monuments. In the afternoon visit to Mya Thitsa Workshop to see the various stages of the technique-s of lacquer production. It’s amazing to watch 50 artists using many processes and this tradition of producing lacquer ware is recorded 170 years ago… and continue sightseeing of Bagan including Manuha Temple built in Mon style from 1059; Nanphaya Temple, said to have once been the residence of King Manuha and Gu Byauk Gyi Temple (Myinkabar), which has very nice frescoes inside. Enjoy sunset over terraces of the Shwesandaw Pagoda.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
DAY 13: BAGAN
After breakfast drive to Mt.Popa and visit the great extinct volcano. Rising out of the shimmering heat, the solitary volcanic crag of Mt. Popa is home to Myanmar’s most powerful “nats”. Visit the Nat Museum with its life-sized statues of the 37 Nat Gods. Walk up the steps to the stupas and shrines that top the hill above the museum, seeing many pilgrims along the way. In the afternoon, drive back to Bagan (appr. 1 hr). On the way visit some villages and watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion into palm sugar. Drive back to Bagan. One the way, enjoy sunset over terraces of the Dhama Yar Saka Pagoda.
Stay overnight in Bagan.
DAY 14: BAGAN – YANGON – BANGKOK
After breakfast we transfer to airport for departure to Yangon for connecting flight to Bangkok. Upon your arrival in Bangkok, our private guide will pick you up and drive you to the hotel for check in. Have yourself some free time saving up energy for the upcoming Thailand holiday.Stay overnight in Bangkok.
DAY 15: BANGKOK – GRAND PALACE
Breakfast in your hotel and then take we will take a sightseeing tour to visit: Wat Traimit, the Temple of Golden Buddha, famous for its 900-years old five-and-a-half-ton solid gold Buddha image; and then continue to visit Wat Arun, perhaps better known as the Temple of the Dawn, the major landmarks and hottest Thailand postcard image, also a top must-visit site for the Thailand tours. Wat Po follows up, the largest and oldest temple in Bangkok, noted for its reclining Buddha (Phra Buddhasaiyas). Have lunch in a local restaurant. After lunch, we continue to visit the most famous tourist place in Bangkok: Royal Grand Palace and Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace adjoins Wat Phra Kaew. Despite the proximity of the two, there’s a distinct difference in style between the Thai-styled Wat Phra Kaew and the more European-styled designs of the Grand Palace. After this place we go back to the hotel and free at leisure. In the evening, enjoy some spectacular nightlife Bangkok presents. You can either shop with Bangkok’s hip and wealthy at the Emporium Shopping Center or party till dawn in VW bars. Stay overnight in Bangkok.
DAY 16: BANGKOK – AUATHAYA – BANGKOK
After breakfast, our tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and drive to Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya is the former capital city of Thailand, and now a must-stop Thailand tour destination of Bangkok. The first place you visit is Bang Pa-In Summer Palace, one of the most beautiful summer palaces of Thailand. And then we will check out Wat Yai Chaimongkhol where you have a chance to get a close-up at the biggest Reclining Buddha Image. Later, the ruins of the old Royal Grand Palace & Temples will put a perfect anding to our morning tour.
At afternoon, transfer to the pier for a boat trip downstream the Chao Phraya River to Bangkok. Lunch will be served in the boat. The scenic 4-hour boat trip rolls out the painting of Bangkok’s countryside, which becomes a part of your Indochina holiday memory. We will be back in Bangkok at the evening. The night belongs to you. Stay overnight in Bangkok.
DAY 17 : BANGKOK – DEPARTURE
Transfer to the airport for departure back home, we will say goodbye and welcome you back for the coming Asia tours! End of our services.
- airport near Hanoi, Vietnam