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Indochina 18 days customized tour indochina treks travel

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Indochina 18 days customized tour indochina treks travel, You visit Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hue, Hoi An , Sai Gon, Mekong delta.....

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Indochina 18 days customized tour indochina treks travel

  1. 1. BOOKING INFORMATION Customers’ Rep : Mrs. Mina Podbereski No of participants : 2 pax Nationality : Australian Booking Ref : 010217 Tel : Tour name : Indochina 18 days customized Tour Travel consultant : Kelvin Do Mobile : 84 – 986759655 Day 1/1 Feb: Hanoi arrival (….) Arrive Hanoi in the evening. Pickup and transfer to the hotel Sleept at the hotel in Hanoi. Day 2/2 Feb: Hanoi – City – Night street food (B/L/D) Hanoi city tour (group) You are picked at the hotel for a guided full day tour of Hanoi, visiting the major sights, including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and paying a homage to Vietnam's most famous revolutionary, Ho Chi Minh. After lunch, we visit Ethnology Museum, the miniature of Vietnam with 54 ethnic groups. Here carry out scientific research, collection, documentation, conservation, exhibition and preserving the cultural and historic patrimony of the nation’s ethnic groups. The museum also serves to guide research, conservation, and technology that are specific to the work of an ethnographic museum. The day ends with dropoff at the hotel. Hanoi foodie tour (from 5pm – private) Enjoy walking tour through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi is Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!. At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel. Sleept at the hotel in Hanoi. Day 3/3 Feb: Hanoi – Halong bay (B/L/D) Tour Type: Group Halong Bay has twice been recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Area for its exceptional scenic beauty and outstanding geological and geomorphic values. Thousands of Indochina Treks Travel Co.,Ltd Tel: (84) 4 66821230; Fax (84) 4 33769113 Website: www.indochinatreks.com Email: info@indochinatreks.com
  2. 2. islands emerging uneven in the fanciful waves look strong and magnificent but also mild and vivid. Amidst these islands, we feel as if we were astray in a petrified legendary world. 8:00: You are picked up at the hotel by bus. You can leave your luggage behind at the hotel in Hanoi and pack an overnight bag. 12.15 pm: Arrive in Halong city, board our traditional wooden junk boat for an overnight journey. Sip on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin the cruise through the bay. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover untouched pockets of Halong Bay and visit Sung Sot cave, which is situated in the centre of the UNESCO-declared World Heritage area and is one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. You will then have chance to explore Halong bay on your own by kayaking from the Soi Sim beach to Luon Cave to enjoy the quite atmosphere of the bay. We will have dinner with fresh seafood on board then free time for relaxing and chatting with your partner, friends, family. Sleept on board. Day 4/4 Feb: Halong bay – Hanoi – Danang - Hoian (B/L) 7.00am: For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. Enjoy Sunrise on the Bay or practize Tai Chi lesson with our professional (this is not included with standard and superior options). Continue to explore the Bay. 8.00am: Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Halong city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am. Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. 11.45am: Arrive back at Halong city for disembarkation for bus back to your Hanoi, transfer to the airport for late flight to Danang by private car. Transfer to the hotel in Hoian upon arrival. Sleept at the hotel in Hoian Day 5/5 Feb: Hoian city tour (B) Tour Type: Private Hoi An was originally a Cham port town, but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There is a distinctly Chinese appearance with pagodas and assembly halls scattered along the small streets. Hoi An was once a bustling port in centuries gone by, before the river silted up. In the morning, we have a half day tour to see a historic house, the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese assembly hall. We enjoy a free afternoon to make the most of delightful Hoi An and its surrounding areas. The market is a good place to buy silk that can be made up into fine garments, all within a day. Close to town is the Cua Dai beach, which can be reached easily by bicycle, is an ideal place to swim and relax. Sleept at the hotel in Hoian Day 6/6 Feb: Hoian – free day (B) Free day to enjoy your stay in Hoian. Sleept at the hotel in Hoian Day 7/7 Feb: Hoian – Hue (B)
  3. 3. Tour Type: Private Hue is located in Thua Thien prefecture and is in the central part of Vietnam, 660 km from Ha Noi and 1080 km from Saigon. Hue became the name of Vietnam's most well known ancient capital because of the local mispronunciation of the word Hoá in Thuân Hoá. Here remains many historical buildings as a capital of the Nguyen dynasty (1802-1945). Inside the city are the Royal Citadel, Flag Tower, Royal Palace, and Royal Tombs. Hue’s Forbidden Purple City was once reserved for the royal family; it was severely damaged during the War. Outside the city is the religious site known as Nam Giao Hill, or Heaven’s Altar. In the morning, we travel by private vehicle from Hoian to Hue, Journey south along Highway 1. Upon arrival, we will spend full day to visit Hue city. Our visiting sites includes Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda, Royal Tomb of Khai Dinh. Sleept at the hotel in Hue Day 8/8 Feb: Hue – Saigon (B) Tour Type: Private Saigon was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1954 to 1975. Since then, the city merged with the surrounding province of Gia ??nh and was officially renamed H? Chí Minh City. This is the largest city in Vietnam and the nation's economic capital. The metropolitan area Saigon and surrounding towns, is populated by more than 9 million. Airport transfer for flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, we do a short city to visit the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and Notre Dame Cathedral. You will also admire the many beautiful French colonial buildings such as the main post office and the former Hotel de Ville (city hall). If time permits, we will visit the bustling Ben Thanh. Sleep at hotel in Saigon Day 9/9 Feb: Saigon – Mekong – Can Tho (B/L/D) Tour Type: Group for cruise + private transfer by car from Saigon. Pickup at the hotel in Saigon in the morning and transfer to Can Tho or Cai Be. You board your wooden Dragon Eyes Cruise vessel around noon. After a refreshing welcome drink we show you our on-board facilities and your cosy cabin. As lunch is served, the boat starts cruising. Sit back and watch the fantastic scenery and the daily life of the Mekong people. In the afternoon you can disembark for a guided leisurely stroll through a village and the surrounding fruit orchards or rice fields. Meet the friendly locals and taste the local produce and fruits. Get back on Dragon Eyes Cruise and enjoy a drink at the bar or relax on deck as the sun sets over the magnificent water landscape of the Mekong river. The cruise boat will anchor for the night. The day ends with a delicious on-board dinner. You stay overnight on board your floating hotel in the Mekong Delta. Sleep on board Day 10/10 Feb: Can Tho – Chau Doc (B) Wake up well rested to the sound of the Mekong river and get ready for another exciting day of sightseeing in the Mekong Delta. At 6.30h the cruise vessel sets off for a sunrise cruise. Watch
  4. 4. the locals go about their daily work drying exotic fruits and building ships on the wooden yards while enjoying an early breakfast. After breakfast, we will board a sampan boat to the Cai Rang floating market, the region’s busiest and most lively market. On even dates, you will explore the small channels of the mekong delta around Cai Be with a small sampan or by foot. Marvel at the sheer abundance of exotic fruits, vegetables and skilfully handcrafted regional products. We will pull up to the boats for talking and bargaining with the merchants. We will also visit some of the local candy and cake making factories or boat through the green water landscape to see local houses, verdant orchards and ship-building yards. The floating markets in the Mekong Delta are no tourist markets but wholesale markets where produce of the Mekong Delta like fruits and vegetables are traded. For this reason the number of boats on the market fluctuates depending on harvesting seasons and market demand. Furthermore, modern wholesale markets are becoming more popular in Vietnam. This can result in decreasing numbers of boats being present on the markets. Disembark the boat at around 11.00 — 11.30h on the pier. Transfer to the hotel in Chau Doc by private car. Sleep at hotel in Chau Doc. Day 11/11 Feb: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B) We transfer to the pier where you embark the speed boat for an exciting ride to Phnom Penh. Arrive Phnom Penh at around 1pm. Firstly, visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Travelers will proceed to visit Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony, continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was build since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others. Sleep at hotel in Phnom Penh Day 12/12 Feb: Phnom Penh – Killing Field – Siem Reap (B) In the morning, half day tour to visit the Killing field (private) In the afternoon, bus transfer to Siem Reap – surcharge $70/person if taking flight. Sleep at hotel in Siem Reap Day 13/13 Feb: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat (B) Tour type: Private Pickup from the hotel. Today, you will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.The visiting sites include: • 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
  5. 5. • We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for our king in the past time. • Then Elephant terrace is platform for king and officer viewed show and people meeting. • Preah Palilay was is older than Angkor Thom was nearby, deeply in forest and on path back You see monk sprinkle water to people. We will visit KILT “KILT is the only project in Siem Reap that seeks to afford disabled Khmers who are in most instances landmine victims opportunities to become independent by their own efforts by making jewellery, growing organic vegetables, hand milling rice, playing music, and other activities” We continue 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 sunset at Angkor before getting back to your hotel. Note*: at night time, you can walk to the busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market. Sleep at hotel in Siem Reap. Day 14/14 Feb: Siem Reap – free day (B) Free and easy for personal activities in Siem Reap. Sleep at hotel in Siem Reap. Day 15/15 Feb: Siem Reap – Luang Prabang (B) We will visit Tonle Sap floating village as school, crocodile and fish farm. You will find out about daily life of people on lake. The Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997. The Tonlé Sap is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year, and the portion that forms the lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia’s dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year’s heavy rains begin in June, the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake. Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to Luang Prabang. Sleep at hotel in Luang Prabang. Day 16/16 Feb: Luang Prabang - Pak Ou Cave (B) Tour type: Private After breakfast, visit Vat Xieng Thong, considered as the most beautiful temple of Luang Prabang with roofs that sweep low to the ground. Then take a traditional riverboat for a 2-hour cruise upstream the Mekong River towards Pak Ou, at the confluence of the Nam Ou and Mekong Rivers, to visit the sacred caves of Tham Ting and Tham Phum, home to hundreds of Buddha statues. On the way, stop at Ban Xang Hai village where sticky rice wine distillation can be seen. Return to Luang Prabang and visit Vat Visoun temple with its Singhalese-style stupa, That Makmo, and Vat Aham, one of the city’s major tutelary shrines housing the puppets of the Lao ancestors. Sleep at hotel in Luang Prabang. Day 17/17 Feb: Luang Prabang - Vientiane (B)
  6. 6. Tour type: Private After breakfast, time at leisure until your transfer to the airport to take your flight to Vientiane. Meet upon arrival, transfer and check-in at your hotel. In the afternoon, visit Vat Sisaket, the only original temple in Vientiane (built in 1818 - it is the sole survivor of a Thai invasion in 1828), the Ho Phrakeo, the former Royal Chapel where an Emerald Buddha at the early time of the Lane Xang Kingdom was enshrined, the Patouxai and That Luang stupa. Sleep at hotel in Luang Prabang. Day 18/18 Feb: Vientiane (B) After breakfast, time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Quotation: US$2850/person List of hotel: Location 3* - 4* Hanoi Noble Boutique hotel Halong Stellar Cruise (4*) Hoian Hoian Sincerity Hue Serene Hotel Saigon Majestic Hotel Chau Doc Victoria Resort Mekong Cruise Dragon Eyes Cruise Phnom Penh Teav Boutique Hotel Siem Reap Cheathata Angkor Hotel Luang Prabang Maison Dalabua Vientiane Davara Hotel Inclusion • Services charges and government tax. • All inclusive domestic/international flights as per itinerary. • Vietnam visa on arrival - pre-approved letter. • Experienced English or French speaking guide. • Private pick-up & drop-off services and transfer • No additional charge/surcharge after confirmation • All entrance fees and sightseeing tickets as per itinerary. • Personalized customer service with 24/7 hotline support • Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  7. 7. • Accommodation at selected hotels (twin/double sharing) daily breakfast • 4 flights : Hanoi – Danang, Hue – Saigon, Siem Reap – Luang Prabang - Vientiane Exclusion • Travel insurance • International flights (arrival/departure) • Drinks and beverage • Vietnam visa stamp fee • Other services not mentioned above. • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas or New Year if any

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