- Stand astounded by Angkor Temple Complex in Siem Reap
- 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
21 Day Best of Indochina Tour
Tour Code: WBI21
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
As flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel can be subject to availability and modifications beyond our control, if cancellations or delays should occur, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement.
Siem Reap(4N) – Luang Prabang(3N) – Hanoi(3N) – Halong Bay(1N) – Hoi An(5N) – Saigon(3N)
Day 1: Australia 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.
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.
Day 4: Siem Reap
Free at your own leisure.
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.
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.
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.
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
Day 8: Luang Prabang 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.
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 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.
Transfer to hotel Hanoi, free at your leisure.
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 11: Hanoi Free Day
Spend a day at your leisure.
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 12: Hanoi City Tour 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.
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.
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 14: Hoi An Free Day
Explore the delights of this wonderful Hoi An town at your own pace.
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 15: Hoi An Free Day
Spend a day to explore the delights of this wonderful town at your own pace.
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 – Lunch
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 16: Hoi An Free Day
Spend the day free at your leisure.
Day 17: Hoi An Da Nang 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.
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
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, free at your leisure.
Day 19: Saigon Free Day Optional Mekong River Cruise
Spend a day at your leisure.
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
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 Australia
Enjoy the day at your leisure and get ready for a flight back home.
Day 21: Home Arrival
You will arrive home today.
- International from Australia and domestic flights
- Accommodation in the category chosen.
- Daily breakfast and Meals as mentioned in the program.
- Transfer by private vehicle with A/C.
- All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
- Local English speaking guide.
- Bottle water during your trip.
- Drinks are not mentioned in the program.
- Personal expenses (soft drink/alcohol drinks each meal).
- Personal Travel insurance (Highly recommended).
- Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.
- Tipping for drivers & tour guides.
*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.
Dates & Prices
Please select your desired travel date below and submit.
Deposit & Payment
How to Extend Your Stay
Some customers like to enhance their holiday by extending their stay before/behind and/or post-tour. $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals.
If you wish to do so, please follow these steps:
- Follow the “Book Now” prompts, until you reach the “Special Requests” field
- Here, please specify your preferred flight arrangements and if you require additional accommodation, with the number of nights needed.
- After finalising 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.
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.
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 10AUD 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.
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 is $950 per person in addition to the twin share price.
Paired Solo Traveller
Upon your request except for cruises
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.
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.
6 – 30 people
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.
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.
- Airline: Thai Airways or similar (20kg for checked baggage per passenger and 7kg hand luggage per passenger, 01-piece check-in baggage each person only
- Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
- All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
- Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
- Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules and change fees.
- Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required.
- Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control.
- Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)
Premium Economy or Business Class upgrades
- Business Class upgrade available from an additional $3,000 per person (subject to availability).
Please specify this as a “Special Request” when completing your booking and you will be quoted for the additional fare. In the event your selection is unavailable, or that you are dissatisfied with the quote, you will be provided with a full refund.
Arriving early/Extending your trip: From $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). 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.
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