Project Description

Indochina Passage

19 days and 18 nights

Siem Reap • Luang Prabang • Hanoi • Halong Bay • Hue • Danang • Hoi An • Ho Chi Minh City

Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
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Indochina Passage



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DAY 1 Arrive Siem Reap

Arrive in Siem Reap, gateway to the ruins of Asia.

Hotel: 4★ + Sakmut Boutique Resort & Spa or similar (3 nights)

DAY 2-3 Siem Reap           B

Spend 2 full days exploring this vast temple complex at Angkor. Tour highlights include Angkor Wat, the Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei, “The Citadel of Women”, Angkor Thom, Baphoun, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas, Bayon Temple, the Terraces of Elephant and Leper King. Optional: Climb to Bakheng Temple perched on top of a natural hill with spectacular views over Angkor Wat & evening Apsara

Show with dinner.

DAY 4 Siem Reap – Luang Prabang                B

Fly to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage town, with beautifully preserved Buddhist temples and French fusion architecture.

Hotel: 4★ Villa Maly Boutique Hotel or similar (3 nights)

DAY 5 Luang Prabang                B

Your full-day tour highlights visits to National Museum; Wat Visoun, the oldest temple in Luang Prabang; Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all monasteries and other temples of interest in the city. Late afternoon, climb up Mt. Phousi and discover the several wats on its slopes with a 24-metre high stupa on its peak.

DAY 6 Luang Prabang                    B

Participate in the daily morning ritual of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings from faithful local residents. Travel down the Mekong River to Tham Pak Ou Caves where you can visit thousands of images of buddha inside the caves. Return to Luang Prabang in the afternoon with a visit to Ban Xang Hai Village, famous for production of local rice wine whisky.

DAY 7 Luang Prabang – Hanoi                 B

Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital.

Hotel: 4★+ Hotel De L’ Opera Hanoi or similar (2 nights)

DAY 8 Hanoi                                B, L

Today’s tour highlights visits to the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature and the Ethnology Museum. Wind up your day with an exhilarating street-level cycle ride through Hanoi’s bustling lanes and alleys at the Old Quarters.

DAY 9 Hanoi – Halong Bay               B, L, D

Depart early morning for Halong City traveling through the Red River Delta. Discover the mysterious Tien Ong Cave which is not only a beauty spot but also an archaeological site. Covering an area of 1,000 m2 with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, the cave is one of the finest caves in Halong Bay. Join a Cooking/Fruit Carving demonstration on board and enjoy Happy Hour with “Buy One Get One Free” drinks. After dinner, enjoy squid fishing on the main deck.

Overnight: 4★ Bhaya Classic or similar (2 nights)

Day 10 Halong Bay                    B, L, D

Awake early and join the Tai Chi session on the sundeck. After breakfast on board, sail to Hang Trai Island; pass by Ang Du area, Hang Du, Kong Skull Island filming area to reach Coc Cheo Islet area. There will be time for Kayaking and swimming in Coc Cheo Islet area. Visit a floating Pearl Farm and learn about pearl cultivating and handicraft process. Discover the local life of people in Halong Bay while having a special local lunch experience

DAY 11 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue           B

Enjoy Tai Chi session on the sundeck.  Sail to Cua Van floating fishing village, one of the most beautiful and the biggest floating village on Halong Bay.

Disembark at Tuan Chau Port and  transfer to Hanoi Airport and fly to Hue, the imperial capital city.

Hotel: 4★+ Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa or similar (2 nights)

DAY 12 Hue             B, L

This morning enjoy a tour on a Vespa motorbike cycled by ladies in Ao Dai (Vietnamese long dress) visiting Quoc Hoc High School, Vong Canh Hill, Ho Quyen Arena (Tiger Fighting Arena), Mr. Hè Café, and Cemtery for Nguyen Dynasty’s eunuchs. Enjoy vegetarian lunch at Thien Tam Restaurant. Visit the

Imperial Citadel (Forbidden Purple City) and the Emperor’s private residence.

DAY 13 Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An              B, L

Drive to Da Nang (110km) and enjoy the beautiful landscape along the way through the Hai Van Pass. Visit the Cham Sculpture Musuem. Proceed to Hoi An, a historic trading post of seafaring Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese merchants.

Hotel: 4★+ Anantara  Hoi An or similar (3 nights)

DAY 14 Hoi An                                    B, L

Enjoy a full-day tour and discover the attractions of this charming colonial town on a walking tour.Visit Hoi An markets and walk along the high streets and back streets to meet the vendors selling a variety of exotic foods. Explore the historic riverside town with stops at the Quang Cong Temple, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Japanese Covered Bridge and Quang Dung Pagoda. Conclude your tour with a visit to the Silk Village and see how they make silk lanterns.

DAY 15 Hoi An                                                B, L

Experience rural and fishing life on the waterways in Hoi An with a halfday tour. Highlights include a cyclo ride along country roads, a visit to an organic farm with opportunity to ride on a water buffalo on the rice paddies; paddle a Vietnamese basket boat and gain hands-on experience fishing the traditional way. Lunch is at a local home.

DAY 16 Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City             B, L

Fly to Ho Chi Minh, a historic city with well-preserved colonial landmarks. Afternoon tour highlights include visits to Thien Hau Temple, Notre Dame Cathedral, Binh Tay Market, Municipal Post Office and the History Museum.

Hotel: 4★ Hotel Majestic or similar (3 nights)

DAY 17 Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City                B, L

Depart for Ben Tre, referred locally as land of coconut. Visit seeding cultivation in Cai Mon and Nam Cong Bonsai Garden. Cruise along the river and watch the daily life of the delta’s residents along the river banks. Enjoy cycling in the village, passing by rice fields and fruit orchards. Lunch is served with local specialties at a riverside restaurant.

DAY 18 Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Ho Chi Minh City   B, L

Spend the day exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, a 200 km network of tunnels used by the Vietcong in the Vietnam War.

DAY 19 Ho Chi Minh City Departure  B

Transfer to the airport


Day 2 Angkor Wat


Day 5  Wat Visounnarath


Day 9 Halong Bay


Day 13  Hoi An


Day 16 Notre Dame cathedral

Sapa Extension

4 Days / 3 Nights

DAY 1 Hanoi – Lao Cai

Board your overnight train to Lao Cai. Train departs at 9:35pm.

Overnight: Victoria Express Train (Superior 4 berth cabin -1 night)

DAY 2 Lao Cai – Sapa                 B, L

Arrive early morning in Lao Cai (approx. 5:30 am) and proceed to Sapa for check in at your hotel. After breakfast, visit Lao Chai and San Chai minority villages. Late afternoon, climb up the steps of Ham Rong Mountain and enjoy a panoramic view of Sapa Town with gothic villas, gardens and paddy fields.

Hotel: 4★ Victoria Sapa Resort or similar (1 night)

DAY 3 Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi                 B, L

This morning, set out on a light trek to discover Sapa’s lesser known areas. Visit Cat Cat village, home to H’mong hill tribe minority peoples. Proceed to the spectacular 100 meter high Thac Bac Waterfalls (18 kms from Sapa), and enjoy the views of Mt. Fansipan, Vietnam’s highest mountain. Late afternoon, head back to Lao Cai for your overnight train journey to Hanoi. Train departs at 9:00 pm.

Overnight: Victoria Express Train (superior 4 berths in 1 cabin- 1 night)

DAY 4 Hanoi Departure

Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to the airport.


Day 2 – Sapa