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Vietnam,Laos and Cambodia is the one of most popular route in Southeast Asia with the greatest cultural heritage,amazimg nature,friendly people with their lifestyle and traditions. See the program below.

Day 1: Hanoi (-): Meet and greet your guide upon arrival and transfer to your hotel, Soon after, start the half day city tour in Hanoi. With a millennium-long history, Hanoi is a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and public parks dotted with French-style buildings and historical monuments. The city center is an architectural museum piece, retaining the air of a quaint and peaceful provincial town, contrary to the fast-paced atmosphere of Saigon. During the half-day city tour, you’ll see cultural and historical highlights, comprising the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Mausoleum from the outside only), One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and the Old Quarter. The tour gives you time for shopping and socializing with local people. In the afternoon you’ll enjoy the water puppet show, created during the Ly Dynasty (1009-1224), in which the artists controlling the puppets stand in water behind the stage door. This becomes a uniquely Vietnamese artistic endeavor. Performances can be seen throughout Vietnam, but Hanoi is the best place to see one. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong (B/L/D) After Breakfast start your transfer to magnificent Halong Bay. Transfer to Ha Long Bay in the morning. HaLong Bay is one of the most magnificent scenic spots in all of Vietnam and was recognized as a world natural heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Halong is a picturesque bay with almost 2,000 islets rising from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Cruise for 2 days in the tranquility of Halong Bay. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B or Brunch) Continue cruising and disembark in the late morning. Afterwards return to Hanoi by vehicle. Overnight in Hanoi. Afterwards return to Hanoi by vehicle. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi – Luang Prabang(B) After breakfast transfer to the airport and flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival at the airport transfer with guide to your hotel. In the afternoon, free time to visit the famous evening market in Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 5: Luang Prabang: Fullday city Tour (B) We will visit the vegetable market and the former King's Palace in the world heritage town of Luang Prabang, perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The tranquility and charm of this town with its splendid natural scenery and cultural sights, like the Wat Xieng Thong, make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Laos. Later we’ll visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. In the evening, climb up to the top of Phu Si Mountain for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa. From this awe-inspiring vista, take in the beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. At the Night Market, you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles crafted by local and hill-tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Phrabang.

Day 6: Luang Prapang : Pak Ou – Kuang Si (B) We board a cruise up the Mekong River, which gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as a fascinating visit deep within the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they distill local rice wine. Then we take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its handmade paper. This afternoon we take a drive to visit to the Kuang Si waterfall, one of the most famous and beautiful waterfalls in Laos. On the way we’ll make some stops to visit local villages at the waterfalls you can splash around in the pools or walk along forest paths. Before returning to Luang Prabang will stop at Ock Pop Tok weaving center. Overnight in Luang Phrabang.

Day 7: Luang Phrapang – Siem Reap (B): After breakfast transfer to airport and flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, transfer with guide to hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 8: Siem Reap (B,D): Full day Angkor excursion: Around 8:00 am we begin the day with a visit to one of the jewels of Cambodia: the awe-inspiring Angkor Thom or ‘Great City’. This will include many of the finest Temples of King Jayavarman VII, who ruled from 1181 to 1220. At the southern gate of Angkor Thom, you will marvel at the imposing 23m (75-foot) high stone faces of Avalokiteshvara, featured in the Tomb Raider movie. These astonishing carvings inspire awe and wonder in all who view them. At the centre of this citadel lies the state temple of Bayon, which we will also visit. This temple-mountain, built at the end of the 12th century, is adorned with hundreds of gigantic stone faces. This tour also includes the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and the 12 identical towers of Prasat Suor Prat. Later in the day you will discover the most famous temples from the 11th century: Baphuon, Phimeanakas... In the afternoon we begin our exploration of magnificent Angkor Wat, built under Suryavarman II. We’ll have time to photograph the famously eerie silk-cotton tree roots as they slowly envelope the Ta Prohm temple from Jayavarman VII’s reign. The day concludes with panoramic views of the sunset and Angkor Wat from the temple mountain of Phnom Bakhaeng (900 AD) or alternative Pre Rup temple. From here we have a fantastic view of the main Angkor area, the Tonle Sap lake and the huge artificial lake WesternBaray (4 x 8km or 2.5 by 5 miles), representing the Hindu sea of creation with the Western Mebon temple surrounded by water. NOTE: Phnom Bakhaeng is limited 300 visitors per day. In the evening visit Apsara Theater with dinner. Dancers, singers and musicians will bring ancient Khmer culture to life in spectacular surroundings while you enjoy the tasteful cuisine in Cambodia. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 9: Siem Reap (B): KULEN AND BANTEY SREI + BANTEY SAMRE On 8:00 am departure from hotel. On the way (after 40 min) stop at Banteay Srei temple. Continue to Kulen. Visit remains of small 9th-century laterite temple of near a waterfall; visit big sleeping Buddha statue (16th century) and take a walk into the forest to the riverbed with lingas. Return to Siem Reap. On the way visit Banteay Samre (Suryavarman II, 1113-1150), Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Prasat Kravan (10th century). Return at hotel at about 5:30pm. Note: The Kulen mountain street is a one-way street until noon and a one-way street down after noon. First you stop at Banteay Srei, a temple that dates back to 967 AD. The temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva and is famed for the intricate friezes carved into its red sandstone walls. Then continue to Phnom Kulen, which is a sacred hilltop site 30km (18 miles) from Angkor Wat in Cambodia and is widely regarded as the birthplace of the ancient Khmer Empire. Of special religious meaning to Hindus and Buddhists, it was at Phnom Kulen that King Jayavarman II proclaimed independence from Java in 802 A.D. The site is known for its carvings representing fertility and its waters which hold special significance to Hindus. Just 5cm (2 inches) under the water's surface, more than 1000 small carvings are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy, given that Jayavarman II chose to bathe in the river, and had the river diverted so that the stone bed could be carved. Carvings include a stone representation of the Hindu god Vishnu laying on his serpent Ananta, with his wife Lakshmi at his feet. A lotus flower protrudes from his navel bearing the god Brahma. The river then ends with a waterfall and a pool. Buddhists co-opted Phnom Kulen as a holy site of their own after the Hindu heyday. Ang Tho is a 16th-century Buddhist monastery notable for the giant reclining Buddha carved into the top of a 20m (65-foot) boulder. Climb the rickety wooden staircase to a landing that surrounds the 17m-long (55 feet) Buddha, where monks and believers bow, burn incense and leave fruit. On the return we will visit Banteay Samre, built during Suryavarman II’s rule in the middle of the 12th century. Also on the itinerary are impressive temples from the 10th century: Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Prasat Kravan. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 10: Siem Reap- Saigon – Phan Thiet (B): Transfer from hotel to airport Siem Reap after breakfast to take flights to Saigon. Upon arrival at Saigon transfer from airport to hotel in Phan Thiet with guide. Overnight in Phan Thiet.

Day 11-12-13: Phan Thiet (B): Leisure in Phan Thiet. Phan Thiet’s most popular attractions incorporate its fishery economics with its gorgeous, tropical climate. Visitors experience the modernities of life in Phan Thiet now amongst the relics and beauty of its history. Because Phan Thiet remains untouched by urban development, its natural attractions, like the Red and White Sand Dunes, remain relatively intact for visitors of all backgrounds to enjoy. Overnight in Phan Thiet.

Day 14: Phan Thiet – Saigon (B) After breakfast start transfer to Saigon. Upon arrival at Saigon airport join a half day city tour after breakfast: Ho Chi Minh City also known as Saigon is Vietnam's largest city with a growing population of around 8 million. This is a city on-the-go 24 hours a day, where everybody seems to be busy either buying, selling, studying, working or just enjoying themselves. Despite the fact that modern high-rise buildings have begun to dominate the skyline in recent years there are still many fine examples of French colonial architecture in Ho Chi Minh City. The city tour will give you a general view of a developing city. You will get to know its history and culture with stops at the War Remnants Museum and at the Reunification Palace. See other places of interest such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Opera House and the City Hall. Take the rest of the time for shopping activities around Dong Khoi Street and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 15: Departure from Saigon (B) Breakfast and transfer to the airport.

TOUR PRICE per person.

2 persons: EUR 2200 or USD 2485

3-6 persons: EUR 1950 or USD 2200

7-8 persons: EUR 1770 or USD 2000

Single supp: EUR 420 or USD 475

Rates mentioned above are based on sharing Twin or Double and per person. Please add Single Supplement for any odd number of pax. All rates are in EURO and valid for this request only with indicated period above.

Accommodation

Hanoi-Nesta Hotel,ROH Room

Halong-Bai Tho Cruise,Deluxe Junks

Luang Prabang-Sunway Hotel,Standart Room

Siem Reap-Khemara Angkor Hotel,Deluxe Room

Phan Thiet-Moine De Century Beach Resort and SPA,Superrior Room

Saigon-Elios Hotel Saigon,Senior Superrior Room

Included Services

-All described sightseeing as in program above

- Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle

- Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast

- English-speaking local guides

- Admission fees to indicated sights

- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary

- Domestic gov’t tax and service charge

- International air tickets HAN-LPQ, LPQ-REP, REP-SGN (Economy class)

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