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Tour Route

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

Over 21-days, AVG will take you on the adventure of a lifetime across Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam where you will experience a tasting platter of culturally diverse experiences.
Relax in the countryside of Laos, feel a rush of city-life excitement in Saigon, and cycle through rice fields on your own personal bike.

Not only will you experience authentic cultural cuisine, but you will also experience how the other half live when you float down the Mekong River on a cruise ship. One thing is for certain, this tour will give you stories and memories that will last a lifetime.

  • Discover symbols of Phnom Penh capital: Royal Place, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum, Wat Ounalom, Tuol Sleng Museum
  • 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

 

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Itineraries

Day 1

Phnom Penh Arrival

Depart for Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, transiting in Saigon. On arrival in Cambodia, you will be taken to your hotel for check-in. Meal: In-flight. Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 2

Phnom Penh City Tour

Today, you will visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former high school which was used as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime before heading to Royal Palace to learn about the atrocities that took place here. Afterwards, continue to visit the National Museum, Cambodia’s largest museum of cultural history. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 3

Phnom Penh – Express Car to Siem Reap

Take a 6-hour drive through the rice fields to Phnom Penh. The journey offers an excellent opportunity to observe rural Cambodia up-close. Stop along the way and visit a market, where every assortment of street food is available, including a Khmer favourite, fried spiders! Once you arrive in Siem Reap, you will check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. Note: The ride is not less than 6 hours at least. In case you want a better self- comfort you can pay the surcharge to replace it with a domestic flight. Please contact our reservation team for more details. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 4

Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Spend a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples. The world heritage site with soaring towers and extraordinary bas-reliefs. It is one of the most amazing man-made monuments in the world. Visit Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm Monastery, Angkor Thom, Bayon and the Elephant Terrace. At dinner, we honour our guests with an “Apsara Dance”. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 5

Siem Reap Free Day

Spend a day at your leisure. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap. Optional Tonle Sap Lake Tour Hop on a private boat to Tonle Sap Lake and visit unique villages with gardens, market, and restaurants all floating on water. Optional Phare Circus in Siem Reap Tour Siem Reap’s most unique, authentic, top-rated evening entertainment. You’ll feast your senses on a 90-minute spectacle that blends a riveting theatre with folk music and distinctly Cambodian stories. Optional Sunset Quad Bike Adventure Tour

Day 6

Siem Reap – Flight to 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. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 7

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. Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 8

Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Khuang 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. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Luang Prabang.

Day 9

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. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 10

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. Accommodation: Overnight Cruise in Halong Bay.

Day 11

Halong Bay - Hanoi

The Halong Bay tour continues today with a morning spent cruising on to the Man’s Head, Tortoise Islands and then Luon Cave by small bamboo boat. After brunch, continue to travel through Bai Tu Long to Bai Chay before disembarking. Meal: Breakfast, Lunch. Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. Optional Hanoi Street Food Tour Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as stuffed pancake, Banh My, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

Day 12

Hanoi Free Day

Spend a day at your leisure. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi. Optional Hoa Lu & Tam Coc Tour In the morning, arrive in Hoa Lu and start exploring the ancient kingdom with thousand-year-old buildings. Visit the famous temples worshipping the kings of Dinh & Le Dynasties before proceeding to Tam Coc. Upon arrival, enjoy your lunch before embarking on a boat trip to witness the exquisiteness of the karst formations and caves. We will travel back to Hanoi in the late afternoon.

Day 13

Hanoi City Tour - Flight to Da Nang - 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. Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 14

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. Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An. Optional Teh Dar Show Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Day 15

Hoi An Free Day

Explore the delights of this wonderful Hoi An town at your own pace. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An. Optional Golden Bridge Tour Admire the astounding bridge lifted by two “hands of the Gods” in Ba Na Hill. From this amazing man-made wonders, you can enjoy the marvellous scenery of natures from above. Take this tour and walk among your fairy tales. Optional Hoi An Cooking Class Tour A chance for you to experience all the typical features of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and master your cooking skills with unique recipes.

Day 16

Hoi An Free Day

Spend a day to explore the delights of this wonderful town at your own pace. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An. Optional My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour My Son sanctuary, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in the southern region of Vietnam. Stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in a tropical jungle. Optional Tra Que Vegetable Village Tour Observe and try the local farming activities. Learn the process of planting vegetable such as raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many others. A light meal will be served during the tour.

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. Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon. Optional A O Show A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

Day 18

Saigon City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels

After breakfast, spend your half day for a Saigon City tour to many highlights such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office (photo spot only), War Remnant Museum and have fun shopping at Ben Thanh Market. In the afternoon, continue to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life. Meals: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 19

Saigon Free Day - Optional Mekong River Cruise

Spend a day at your leisure. Meal: Breakfast. Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon. Optional Mekong River Cruise Tour Embark on a cruise to Ben Tre river and visit brickwork, coconut processing workshop, a local village making sleep mattresses. Continue taking a motor cart (xe lôi) or cycling through the green rice fields and vegetable plains. Lunch is served at the restaurant riverside. In the afternoon, sail through water palm creek by rowboat and get back to Hung Vuong Pier for departing to Saigon. Optional Dinner on Saigon River Cruise Tour Dinner on Saigon river cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. Enjoy the river breeze gently caressing your skin, together with renowned Vietnamese delicacies which guarantee to make your evening unforgettable.

Day 20

Saigon – Depart

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.
  • International and domestic flights.
  • Accommodation and meals in the itinerary.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Water bottles during tours.
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
  • Local English-speaking tour guides.

Deposit & Payments

  • Secure your package with a deposit of $500 per person.
  • Pay a 2nd installment of $2,499 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 AU$200 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. Tipping is not compulsory on your trip, but they can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. If you feel that your guide and driver have done an impeccable job, you can choose to give a gratuity, but this is entirely your decision.

For the services of your guide, it is suggested that you budget for AUD$10-20 per person, per day. Tipping of your driver is also appreciated and we would suggest AUD$5 per person, per day.

As this particular tour does not collect a ‘kitty’, it is entirely up to the individual whether or not you would like to tip locals for the services of things like taxis or when dining at restaurants. In these cases, we suggest you allow 10-20% of the value of the service as a tip. Again, it is not compulsory and entirely up to the individual.

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 $950 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 6 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 AUD160 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/Laos, you will obtain your visa when crossing the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. The cost of the Cambodian/Laos Visa is around USD$37 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

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  • Surcharge of AUD200 for departures in September, AUD400 for departures in April and July and AUD800 for departures in January , February, December.