Indochina Essence

15 Days
14 Nights
Saigon | Mekong Delta & River | Hoi An | Hanoi | Ha Long Bay | Luang Prabang | Siem Reap
From $5959 Per Person
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As the name suggests, this Indochina tour is truly the essence of the region. Visit the historically and culturally significant sites of the three countries Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia to understand their people, their way of life, as well as the natural wonders that these countries hold dear. Start off exploring Southern Vietnam featuring busy Saigon and the mighty Mekong Delta. Go northwards through the ancient town Hoi An and Hanoi - the capital of Vietnam with its unique architecture and cuisine. Spend 1 night on a luxury cruise along Halong Bay - one of the World Wonder. Then, explore Laos with the amazing province of Luang Prabang and finish with Cambodia's city of heritage, Siem Reap.

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Brief Itinerary

Day 1 -2: Saigon. Energetic city and diverse culture.

Day 3: Mekong Delta. The "Green Venice" of Vietnam.

Day 4-6: Hoi An. The charm of the Old Town.

Day 7-8: Hanoi. City of rich history and culture.

Day 9: Halong Bay. Cruise the astonishing karst islands.

Day 10-12: Luang Prabang. Indulge in the poetic vibe of the city.

Day 13-15: Siem Riep. Discover the magnificent Angkor Wat and ancient temples.


Vietnam is an incredible mixture of cultural diversity and natural highlights. The scenery on offer ranges from lush green paddy fields to winding mountain passes.

Capital: Hanoi Population: 97.47 million (2021) Currency: Vietnamese dong (VND)

Home to a vibrant culture apart from its religious traditions, where your heart feels peace by the genuine natural landscapes and heartwarming people, Laos is still a timeless place in Southeast Asia.

Capital: Vientiane Population: 7.53 million (2022) Currency: Lao kip (LAK)

Talking about Cambodia is talking about a land of rich history, mighty Khmer empire, cultural splendor, artistic craftsmen, and mind-blowing temples. A land that your curiosity is never satisfied until you see it.

Capital: Phnom Penh Population: 17.27 million (2022) Currency: Cambodia riel (KHR)




DAY 1 Saigon

Upon arrival, your private guide will meet you and take you to the hotel. Spend the rest of the day relaxing at the hotel after your flight or taking a stroll along the busy streets of the city.

DAY 2 Saigon

Today's highlightsCu Chi Tunnel and Saigon Landmarks

Meals: Breakfast

Visit the tunnel network of Cu Chi which was sheltered to over 16,000 Vietcong guerrillas during the Vietnam War. In the afternoon, set out on a tour of the former capital of French Indochina with historic landmarks like the Old Saigon post office and Notre Dame Cathedral (under construction until 2027). Visit Reunification Palace, once the headquarters of the Saigon Government in the 60s, and the War Remnants Museum to learn some more about the Vietnam War's history.

DAY 3 Mekong Delta & River

Today's highlightsFollow the waterway to discover Ben Tre's local businesses

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

In the morning, depart from Saigon to Ben Tre, the “Green Venice” of Vietnam. Follow the waterway to discover different local family-owned businesses including a brick factory. Stop at a small village, where you get to know the locals specializing in carpet weaving. Visit traditional farms, rice fields and vegetable plants, before stopping at a small local restaurant to taste a delicious lunch made of regional specialties. Check-in at the hotel. Later, hop on the bike and get around the village. Dinner at the hotel.

DAY 4 Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, get on a boat and see the commercial life on the water with loaded boats transporting goods. Visit the beautiful Cao Dai temple as well as the busy local market. Head back to Saigon and stop by the Ancient House Cai Be, and listen to the host about the history of this land. Have lunch in the lush garden. Then, transfer directly back to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for a short flight to Danang. Meet your driver, head to Hoi An, and check in at the hotel.

DAY 5 Hoi An

Today's highlightsGet refreshed by a visit to Tra Que herb village

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore the beautiful countryside of Hoi An today. Breathe in the fresh aroma of many kinds of herbs when you come close to Tra Que herb village. Here, ride a bike through the village and help the local farmers with their garden. After lunch at a local house, drive back to the Old Town. Take a leisure stroll to see Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples, and an ancient bridge.

DAY 6 Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast

Explore Hoi An at your own leisure, seeing what interests you. Along with the historic buildings, this UNESCO World Heritage town captivates millions of visitors with its charming vibe and mouthwatering food. Banh mi, Com ga, Cao lau,... you make your own list.

DAY 7 Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Hanoi and transfer to your next hotel. After spending time for yourself, meet your guide to get acquainted with Hanoi. Visit the Temple of Literature and the Museum of Ethnology - two of the best attractions in the city. Later, a cyclo will take you around the Old Quarter to listen to the music of Hanoi that comes from its architecture, small pagodas nestled in crowded streets, and lively sounds from sidewalk restaurants and cafes.

DAY 8 Hanoi

Today's highlightsA hanoi's morning tour on a scooter

Meals: Breakfast

Depart at around 5.30 and discover the charming city from dawn on a scooter tour. Explore the wholesale flower market, the 100-year-old Long Bien Bridge, and other typical morning sites, and witness the local life at the early stage. Enjoy a steaming bowl of Pho for breakfast and then an Egg Coffee or Cafe Sua Da, just as the way the locals start their day. In the afternoon, return to your hotel to rest at your leisure.

DAY 9 Ha Long Bay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive from Hanoi to the emerald waters and thousands of limestone islands of Halong Bay. You will board the luxury cruise for your overnight cruise through the bay. Enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site from your cabin then followed by a fresh seafood meal as you watch the amazing sunset over the dramatic seascapes.

DAY 10 Luang Prabang

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Cruise among the islands to discover more about the bay. Return to the dry land after a hearty lunch and drive to the airport. Fly to Luang Prabang and transfer to Sofitel Luang Prabng. This poetic city is your next destination.

DAY 11 Luang Prabang

Today's highlightsPicnic lunch at Kuang Sy Waterfall

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After breakfast, drive to discover some treasures of Luang Prabang. You will visit the Royal Palace and gorgeous Kuang Sy Waterfall where you have a picnic lunch. Return to Luang Prabang and start exploring the old city on the left bank of the Mekong River by visiting some of the most beautiful temples like Vat Xieng Thong, Vat Visoun, Vat Phou, Vat Aham, and a Hmong Night Market.

DAY 12 Luang Prabang

Today's highlightsDiscover Pak Ou cave by boat

Meals: Breakfast

Wake up early for the Buddhist ritual of 'Tak Bat' at Vat Nong temple. Next stop is a local market where your senses are awakened. Sample some tasty snacks before breakfast at a local restaurant. Relax by the Mekong with a cup of coffee. Embark a traditional boat to cruise along the Mekong River to visit the sacred cave of Pak Ou which is home to hundreds of Buddha statuettes. After lunch, visit Ban Xang Hai to discover how Lao people make their traditional rice wine.

DAY 13 Siem Reap

Today's highlightsCycle to learn about the most ancient temple sites in the region

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Cambodia. Arrive at the airport and meet your local guide who will drive you to your hotel. After a short rest, explore by bicycle one of the most ancient temple sites in the region: the Roluos Group. You will visit a 9th-century Bakong temple, impressive Preah Ko, and Lolei which today houses a small monastery. Continue your ride to a local house where you will try Khmer pastries and talk with the locals.          

DAY 14 Siem Reap

Today's highlightsPrivate lunch at a secret temple

Angkor Wat is one of the most important archaeological sites in the world. It's famed for extraordinary ruins and bas-reliefs that feature the great architectures of the Khmer Empire. Meet your guide this morning to explore the marvelous temple of Angkor Wat by tuk-tuk. Your visit includes the famous Ta Prohm, Angkor Thom, Bayon temple, and the raised terrace of Leper King. A private lunch at a secret temple will make your day unforgettable.

DAY 15 Siem Reap

Enjoy a leisurely morning in the magic city before transferring to the airport for your flight home.


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