21 Day Best of Indochina Tour

Tour Code: WBI21

Duration
21 days
Price From
$3,999
Valued up to $6,539

Deposit only $500 per person today to secure your trip

Discover the glamour of Indochina with our inclusive Indochina travel packages. Start your Indochina tour with Phnom Penh city tour and Angkor temples discovery. Visit quaint Luang Prabang city before heading to some of the most famous Buddhist temples. Journey to Vietnam from the north to the south with many must-visit attractions including superb Halong Bay, intriguing Hue, wondrous Hoi An town and bustling Saigon.

Route

Phnom Penh(2N) – Siem Reap(3N) – Luang Prabang(3N) – Hanoi(3N) – Halong Bay(1N) – Hoi An(4N) – Saigon(3N)

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Highlights

  • Discover symbols of Phnom Penh capital: Royal Place, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum, Wat Ounalom, Tuol Sleng Museum.
  • Uncover the beauty of Angkor Thom complex and Angkor Wat with many famous relics.
  • Explore the crowning jewel of all the monasteries in Luang Prabang.
  • Wander ancient pagodas, French colonial buildings, experience traditional street life of Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Enjoy lantern-lit streets and age-old architecture in majestic Hoi An.
  • Be astounded at the hustle and bustle of Saigon.
  • Travel into an underground world of guerrilla warfare, Cu Chi Tunnels.

Itinerary

Day 1: New Zealand – Siem Reap

Today you will take a flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this vibrant city.
Meal: In-flight.

Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Spend a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples. Your day starts with a visit to Angkor Wat, then we will visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery.

In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries. Then, journey to the Elephant Terrace and the raised Leper King Terrace, built in the 12th century and which features many beautifully sculptured Apsara.

At dinner, we honour our guests with an “Apsara Dance”.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Siem Reap – Angkor National Museum

After breakfast, visit Angkor National Museum – where the history revealed.

Angkor National Museum – The Legend Revealed During the Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom, one of the ancient civilizations of this world was being created. It was the origin of Khmer art, culture, and architecture. These great inventions became one of the few wonders of the world that still amaze people throughout generations that still hold a great impact in present Cambodia society. Angkor National Museum takes pride in revealing the royal historical path of this Golden Era of the Khmer Kingdom through state of the art multimedia technology to provide visitors a full pictorial story of the legend for easy comprehension. Angkor National Museum will take its visitors through the journey back in time from the creation to the highest point of Khmer civilization. Through the use of interactive exhibits, visitors will develop a deeper understanding of customs, traditions and different beliefs of the ancient empire.

Free afternoon or buy your optional.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 5: Siem Reap – Luang Prabang

After breakfast, we transfer to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival, you will be taken to check in your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 6: Luang Prabang city Tour

Today you will have the chance to visit some of the Buddhist temples that the region is so famous for. Start the trip with a visit to the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses a collection of valuables, including the famous Prabang Buddha statue and gifts received from foreign dignitaries. Then, continue to Wat Visoun, considered the oldest operating temple in Luang Prabang. Later, visit Wat Aham and Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all the monasteries in the region.

Next, we will visit TAEC Cafe, located inside the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (TAE), and take a tour of TAEC, a museum dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of Laos ethnic minorities. Traditional costumes, tools, and artifacts are on display alongside in-depth descriptions and written histories. It is a great opportunity to gain insight into the Lao people.

In the afternoon climb Mount Phousi, rising 150 metres above the centre of town, from the summit you can enjoy a spectacular 360-degree outlook across the city and its many temples. Admire sunset before heading back down to the hotel where you will be on your own for the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 7: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Kuang Si Waterfall

This morning embark on an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves.

These two linked caves are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make local rice wine. Relax and enjoy the leisurely cruise back to Luang Prabang.

Upon arrival in the city, we will go directly to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. On our way back to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, a must-visit spot where you can have an optional 15-minute tour to learn about butterflies and local flora

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 8: Luang Prabang – Flight to Hanoi

Enjoy some free time in Luang Prabang before transferring to the airport for your flight to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. On arrival at Noi Bai airport and transfer to your new hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is yours to relax and settle into your new surrounds.

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Today, you will take a 3.5-hour transfer by bus from Hanoi to Halong Bay, “a spectacular seascape sculpted by nature” by UNESCO due to its breathtaking caves and limestone pillars sitting on the water. Upon arrival, you will board a ship to explore the stunning scenery with a myriad of mysterious caves of all shapes and sizes.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 10: Halong Bay - Hanoi

The Halong Bay tour continues today with a morning spent cruising on to the Man’s HeadTortoise Islands and then Luon Cave by small bamboo boat. After brunch, continue to travel through Bai Tu Long to Bai Chay before disembarking.

Transfer to hotel Hanoi, free at your leisure.

Meal: Brunch.

Day 11: Hanoi Free Day

Spend a day at your leisure.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 12: Hanoi City Tour – Flight to Danang – Hoi An

This morning, you will take a half day Hanoi City Tour to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (photo spot only, a monumental edifice built to commemorate the Vietnamese Revolutionary leader), One Pillar Pagoda (one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples), Temple of Literature (known as the first university of Vietnam) and Tran Quoc Pagoda (one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam). In the afternoon, get ready for a flight to Da Nang, then, a transfer to Hoi An Old Town.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 13: Hoi An walking tour

Explore Hoi An’s bustling local market and other attractions with unique architecture such as Old Merchants’ House, a local Chinese Temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Enjoy a stroll along the peaceful Thu Bon River, one of the world’s famous trading port in the past. It will be an ideal day for you to learn about the fascinating stories and history of these ancient architectures.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 14: Hoi An Free Day

Explore the delights of this wonderful Hoi An town at your own pace.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 15: Hoi An Free Day

Spend a day to explore the delights of this wonderful town at your own pace.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 16: Hoi An Free Day

Spend the day free at your leisure.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 17: Hoi An - Da Nang – Flight to Saigon

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Hoi An before transferring to the airport for your scheduled flight to Saigon. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 18: Saigon City Tour

After breakfast, spend your half day for a Saigon City tour to many highlights such as Notre Dame CathedralPost Office (photo spot only), War Remnant Museum and have fun shopping at Ben Thanh Market. In the afternoon, free at your leisure.

Meals: Breakfast.

Day 20: Saigon Free Day - Optional Mekong River Cruise

Enjoy the day at your leisure and get ready for a flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

Day 21: Home Arrival

You will arrive home today.

Meal: N/A.
Accommodation: N/A.

Inclusions

  • International & domestic flights.
  • Accommodation and meals as in itinerary (subject to availability).
  • All local boat rentals as in itinerary.
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
  • All entrance fees and Sightseeing as in itinerary.
  • Water bottles during tours.
  • Local English-speaking tour guides.

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.


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Dates & Prices

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Thursday
04 Jun 2020

Wednesday
24 Jun 2020

$3,999

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Thursday
09 Jul 2020

Wednesday
29 Jul 2020

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Thursday
06 Aug 2020

Wednesday
26 Aug 2020

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Thursday
03 Sep 2020

Wednesday
23 Sep 2020

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Thursday
08 Oct 2020

Wednesday
28 Oct 2020

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Thursday
05 Nov 2020

Wednesday
25 Nov 2020

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Thursday
03 Dec 2020

Wednesday
23 Dec 2020

$4,879

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Fine Print

Deposit & Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2nd installment of $2,999 per person within 30 days after deposit.
  • You will then be invoiced for final payment 90 days prior to departure.

Booking Process

Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

Noted: In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: https://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/

Step 2: Complete the Booking Form

Step 3: One of our Reservation team will contact you within 12 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

How to extend your stay
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:

  1. Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Anything else we need to know?” field
  2. Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
  3. After finalizing your purchase and submitting your booking form, a member of our Reservation team will be in contact with you via email to verify your request.

Please note, a supplement of NZ$220 per person (plus any applicable fare and tax differences) applies to deviate from the standard itinerary. We will contact you via email with a quote and proposed flight itinerary, and then proceed with collecting the additional payment required to confirm your request.

The additional cost for these land arrangements will be added to your final payment invoice, due 90 days prior to departure, and is strictly subject to availability.

Important Information

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Please be advised that tipping for tour guides, drivers and bellmen are required and will be collected by your travel consultant 7 days before you depart. A gratuity of 10NZD per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is $1,095 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveller
Not available.

Group size: 6-30 pax

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required to protect yourself against the unexpected.

We have partnered with SureSave to offer you competitive rates for your travel insurance. You can book comprehensive or budget cover simply to arrange your policy.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

Australian passport holder is required to have a visa for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation group and just need to pay NZD180 for Vietnam visa single entry.

Once approved, please ensure that you travel with the following documentation as they are required to present to customs upon arrival into the country.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

For Cambodia, you will obtain your visa when crossing the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. The cost of the Cambodian Visa is USD$25 per person.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

Tour Exclusions:

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fees
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide & personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

Asia Vacation Group shall not deliver a refund for any delay or change in program or expenses incurred or injury and damage due to airlines, accident, breakdown of transport and sickness.

In some cases, your chosen extra tours may be canceled by Asia Vacation Group due to force majeure you may choose to change to other alternative tour OR receive a coupon equal to the amount you paid for it. The difference in cost of the alternative tour will be paid by you or transferred to a coupon as applicable. This coupon is issued after the tour and is valid for two years. It is valid for any tour by Asia Vacation Group and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Flight Information

Airline

  • Return international airfares ex Auckland/Christchurch/Wellington
  • Domestic flights
  • Customers must send us the electrical copy of passport by scanning or taking the first page of your passport. By this way, we could secure the accuracy of your personal information to make proper reservation for you.
  • The airfare is non-refundable at all times.

Flights

  • Flight itineraries will be provided only 30 days prior to departure. If you book our tour packages within 30 days, your flight itinerary will be provided within 7 days.
  • Airline schedule may change or cancel before the itinerary and it is beyond our control. We will try utmost to assist our customers, however, the customers are also responsible for reviewing your flight schedule prior to the departure. Moreover, you can contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: NZD220 per person for trip extension or early arrivals. If you wish to extend your trip, please note in your Booking Form then we will provide quotations for you. The fee above is just administrative only, no service included.

Business Class Upgrade:

Subject to on request only. Availability and pricing will be confirmed once your booking form is made.

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