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Indochina Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos

Code: Tauck-LV2018

A 16-Day Tauck Tours tour starting from $6,240.00

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09/16/2018 10/01/2018 7,690.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
10/14/2018 10/29/2018 8,990.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
10/21/2018 11/05/2018 8,990.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
10/31/2018 11/15/2018 8,190.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
11/07/2018 11/22/2018 8,190.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
11/25/2018 12/10/2018 8,190.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
12/12/2018 12/27/2018 8,190.00 Get A Quote Best Value  
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All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 888.942.3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

Escorted Tour Highlights

Countries Visited:

Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam

Cities Visited:

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Sightseeing Highlights

Overnight "junk" cruise on Ha Long Bay, sampan cruise in Mekong Delta, cyclo ride in Hoi An, optional "Killing Fields" visit, buggy ride & water puppet performance in Hanoi, alms-giving & well-wishing ceremony in Luang Prabang, village visits in the Laotian countryside

Overview

Stories by Ken Burns This comprehensive tour through Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam explores Vietnam's countryside and gleaming new cities... Mekong villages bustling with floating markets and artisans' workshops... the mystical islets of Ha Long Bay... ancient Khmer temples defying time... wartime tunnels and "killing fields"... the prayers of pious Laotian monks...

Stories by Ken Burns A kaleidoscope of traditions... A wondrous rebirth of once war-torn lands - a peaceful countryside dotted with tropical orchards and rice paddies, gleaming new buildings reflecting now-thriving economies... Mekong villages bustling with floating markets and artisans' workshops... mystical islets of Ha Long Bay on a cruise aboard an authentic "junk"... ancient Khmer temples defying time and the Cambodian jungle... underground tunnels and "killing fields" chronicling past turbulent times... hearftfelt prayers of Laotian monks receiving daily alms... and an inspiring new perspective of life in Indochina.


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Indochina Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi
Tour begins: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi at 6:30 PM. Transfers are included from Hanoi Int'l Airport to Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi. Join us for a welcome reception and dinner.
Overnight: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Meals Included: D

Day 2: Highlights of Hanoi, Old and New
Leave your preconceived images behind as you become acquainted with gracious Hanoi, ranking among the world's most attractive and interesting cities. Walk and take a buggy ride through Colonial Hanoi, seeing the Opera House and other local sights. Go inside infamous Hoa Lo Prison ("Hanoi Hilton"), where Senator John McCain and Douglas "Pete" Wilson were once imprisoned, and continue on to Da Ba Dinh Square to view Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Attend a traditional water puppet performance this evening before dinner on your own. Please note: the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex is closed each year for annual renovations from September to December; Ho Chi Minh's stilt house and the One-Pillar Pagoda are still open for viewing.
Overnight: Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi
Meals Included: B, L

Day 3: An overnight Cruise on Ha Long Bay
Head north to Ha Long Bay for an extraordinary glimpse of rural life by land and sea. See villagers working in rice paddies, water buffaloes grazing in the open and ancient temples standing as testaments to history. Limestone islets, some 3,000 of them, line Ha Long Bay on the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and lead the way to our "junk" for an overnight cruise aboard Bhaya III, designed to replicate an ancient Chinese sailboat. After lunch onboard ship, board a bamboo boat for a cruise along a floating fishing village. Return to Bhaya III for some free time to go swimming or kayaking, followed by a cooking demonstration before dinner onboard this evening.
Overnight: Aboard Bhaya III
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 4: From the bay to Hoi An via Da Nang
After spending part of the morning cruising on Ha Long Bay, disembark Bhaya III and return to Hanoi to catch your flight to the city of Da Nang on the South China Sea. From there, you'll travel a short distance to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An, where you'll spend the next two nights in Grand Deluxe rooms in your newly built MGallery Collection hotel, the Hotel Royal Hoi An.
Overnight: Hotel Royal Hoi An
Meals Included: B, D

Day 5: Exploring Hoi An, a World Heritage Site
A busy international trading port from the 15th to 19th centuries on the banks of the Thu Bon River, Hoi An is known for having preserved the traditional streets, temples and housing that reflect its multicultural heritage. Highlights include an 18th-century Japanese-style bridge with its own pagoda, the Phung Hung House and a riverside street market. After touring Hoi An's historic highlights via cyclo, spend the rest of the day and evening exploring this living museum as you wish, or simply relaxing at your hotel.
Overnight: Hotel Royal Hoi An
Meals Included: B

Day 6: To Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City this morning; upon arrival, head to the Cu Chi Tunnels in Ben Duoc for a close-up look at the Vietnam War. Stretching out in a 120-mile underground network of meeting rooms, triage centers and kitchens, Cu Chi offers a unique look at the wartime life of Viet Cong guerillas and peasant soldiers. Enjoy dinner tonight at an elegant French restaurant in the garden courtyard of a restored villa.
Overnight: InterContinental Asiana Saigon
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 7: Discovering Ho Chi Minh City
You may remember this former French colonial city as Saigon; today, Ho Chi Minh City bustles with forward-looking energy in glittering skyscapes, street vendors and open-air cafés. See vestiges of its past on a sightseeing tour that includes Reunification Hall, formerly the presidential palace of South Vietnam, the Post Office and the Cathedral. After lunch, spend the rest of the afternoon and evening exploring as you please in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight: InterContinental Asiana Saigon
Meals Included: B, L

Day 8: Life in the Mekong Delta
From Ho Chi Minh City, drive to the Mekong River town of Cai Be and board a motorized sampan to cruise through small villages along the banks and floating markets for an authentic look at daily life along the river and the Mekong Delta. Stop at a local rice paper workshop and a fish sauce factory to sample their wares. Lunch at a local farmer's home provides a look at daily life before you return by land to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight: InterContinental Asiana Saigon
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 9: Fly to Phnom Penh
Take a morning flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh, arriving in time for lunch. This afternoon, visit the Apsara Arts Association, dedicated to the preservation of traditional Cambodian dance and culture. Dine in style this evening at one of the city's top restaurants for fine French cuisine. Your home for the next two nights is the landmark Raffles Hotel Le Royal, where French colonial ambiance has been welcoming royalty, celebrities and jetsetters for over eighty years.
Overnight: Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 10: The Many Faces of Phnom Penh
Explore Phnom Penh's Royal Palace complex this morning, where you'll find solid silver tiles on the floor of the Silver Pagoda, which today serves as a repository for religious and cultural treasures; the architecture of the various buildings in the complex is extraordinary. Visit the National Museum, housing the world's premier collection of Khmer art, including bronzes, ceramics and sculpture, and chronicling Cambodia's history and culture. After lunch, join us for a poignant, optional trip to the infamous "Killing Fields" of Choeung Ek and the Tuol Sleng Museum, memorializing the victims of the infamous "S-21" prison operated at the site.
Overnight: Raffles Hotel Le Royal
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 11: Fly to Siem Reap & visit Angkor Wat
Drive today from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor. More than 1,000 archeological sites have been identified at what were the ancient Khmer metropolitan areas. Begin exploring some of them today on a guided visit to Angkor Wat, said to be the largest temple ruins in the world; the bas-reliefs that adorn the massive temple are among the finest examples of 12th-century Khmer art. Dine à la carte at your hotel, Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor, this evening.
Overnight: Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 12: Ancient Temples of Angkor
View amazing sculpted monuments celebrating the ancient Khmer Empire on a guided tour that takes you to the root-shrouded Temple of Ta Prohm, imperial Angkor Thom, elaborate Elephant Terrace and the incomparable Bayon Temple. After lunch at a popular local restaurant, the rest of the day is free to spend as you please.
Overnight: Raffles Grand Hotel d'Angkor
Meals Included: B, L

Day 13: Fly to Colorful Luang Prabang in Laos
The beguiling Laotian city of Luang Prabang captivates with gold-leafed monasteries, French architecture, fragrant flowers and flavorful spices. Enjoy dinner at your luxurious hotel after settling in for a three-night stay.
Overnight: The Luang Say Residence
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 14: Alms in Luang Prabang & local rural life
Shortly after dawn in Luang Prabang, a gong announces the end of morning prayers and the beginning of a procession of monks emerging from the temples to seek alms; rise early this morning to experience this extraordinary ritual. After breakfast, explore the National Museum, preserved from its days as a royal residence at the turn of the 20th century and depicting day-to-day life for the rich and royal; visit the Wat Mai temple; and take an orientation tour of the city. Then, a scenic drive through the countryside leads to the multi-tiered cascades of the Tad Kouang Si waterfalls, tumbling over limestone formations to create turquoise-colored pools; the wildlife-rich jungle surrounding the falls entices with natural footpaths perfect for hiking. Return to your hotel in Luang Prabang for an evening spent at as you please.
Overnight: The Luang Say Residence
Meals Included: B, L

Day 15: Waterfalls, visit to a special village and a traditional Lao Baci ceremony
Morning sightseeing takes you to picture-perfect Tad Kouang Si waterfalls. Have lunch at a local restaurant in Luang Prabang, then join us this afternoon for a visit to an elephant village for an educational opportunity - and time spent interacting with the elephants - before returning to your hotel for lunch and an afternoon at leisure; join us for a farewell reception and dinner that is highlighted by a special Lao welcome and a traditional Lao Baci well-wishing ceremony, complete with music and dance.
Overnight: The Luang Say Residence
Meals Included: B, L, D

Day 16: Life in the Laotian countryside & Journey Home
Spend the morning on a community based living rice farm in the countryside, surrounded by mountains and rice paddies. You'll have an opportunity to experience the life of local rice farmers and try your hand at some of their daily activities, or view them from the comfort of a traditional Lao rice house balcony, surrounded by rice terraces and an organic vegetable farm. There will also be time to visit local handicraft workshops featuring crafts including bamboo weaving, blacksmithing, and sugar cane processing, and a tour of an organic garden offers insights on how natural herbs are used in traditional medicine. Return to your hotel for lunch, then a late-day flight brings you back to Hanoi. Your tour ends in Hanoi. Fly to Hanoi International Airport to connect with your flight home, arriving early evening; international flights should depart no earlier than 9 PM. Allow three hours for flight check-in at the airport.
Overnight:
Meals Included: B, L

All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 888.942.3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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•   Overnight "junk" sailboat cruise aboard Bhaya III on the emerald waters of beautiful Ha Long Bay lined with naturally sculpted limestone islets - an extraordinary cultural experience


All prices are per person, double occupancy, subject to availability and are quoted in U.S. Dollars. These pages are not endorsed or supported by the tour operator in any way. All information presented is based on promotional material provided by the tour operator. All prices, itineraries, accommodations and dates are subject to change without notice and at any time by the tour operators. Availability is limited and must be reconfirmed at time of booking. The prices on this website are not guaranteed. We are not responsible for errors, omissions, or changes in pricing. Please call us toll free at 888.942.3301 to confirm availability and pricing.

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