INDOCHINA VOYAGE

Day 1. (Linner - soup pho)

Arrival to Hanoi. Meeting with an Englsih-speaking guide.
After a short rest, a sightseeing tour of Hanoi with a visit to the Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam, a visit to One Pillar Pagoda, Ba Dinh Square, Trang Vo temple, the West Lake, an hour rickshaw ride through the ancient quarters of Hanoi. In the evening, visit the water puppet theater.
Return to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2. (Breakfast, Lunch)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Meeting with the guide at the hotel, transfer to Halong Bay. Halong, with its more than 3,000 islands, is one of Vietnam’s natural wonders, recognized by UNESCO in 1994 as a world heritage site. The journey to the Bay takes  3.5 hours with a stop at a ceramic factory. Boat trip with a visit to the cave "Palace of Heaven", a floating fishing village. Lunch with dihes made of fresh seafood. You can admire the magnificent scenery of Halong. Sea bathing and return to Hanoi in the evening.

Day 3. (Breakfast)

Transfer with guide to the airport of Hanoi. Departure from Hanoi to Luang Prabang.
Luang Prabang is probably the best-preserved city in Southeast Asia. UNESCO recognized Luang Prabang as a city of world cultural heritage in 1995. The tranquility and charm of this city with its magnificent natural landscapes and cultural attractions make it one of the most amazing places to visit in Asia. On arrival transfer to the hotel. After a short rest, we will climb to the top of Mountain Fousi to explore the sacred gilded stupa and see a beautiful panoramic view of the sunset over the city and the Mekong River. Then we take a stroll through the night market, where you will find the wonderful local handmade textile. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4. (Breakfast)

Early awakening provides a fantastic opportunity to participate in a daily morning ritual "feeding  the monks", in which the monks lined up in procession and collect alms (sticky rice) from local residents. Laos is the only country where this ancient tradition has been preserved.  You will visit the morning market, where you will find dried buffalo skin, local tea, vegetables. After breakfast, we will visit the oldest temples of the city Wat Wisun and Wat Aham, Wat Mai, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Cientong with its low roof, which is the example of theclassic architecture of Luang Prabang. On the boat we will travel upstream, the Mekong River, we will have a beautiful view of the tranquil rural life. Then we will visit the mysterious caves of Pak U. On the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Hangai, where rice wine is produced. Upon return, we will visit villages such as Ban Sienglek and Ban Hang Khong, famous for producing handmade paper. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 4. (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we will visit the National Museum (closed on Tuesdays), the former royal palace, reflecting the wealth of Lao culture. Free time till the transfer with a guide to the airport. Flight to Siem Reap.
Arrival to Siem Reap. Upon arrival meeting the guide, transfer to the hotel.

Day 5. (Breakfast)

After breakfast, we will visit the National Museum (closed on Tuesdays), the former royal palace, reflecting the wealth of Lao culture. Free time till the transfer with a guide to the airport. Flight to Siem Reap.
Arrival to Siem Reap. Upon arrival meeting the guide, transfer to the hotel.

Day 6. (Breakfast, Dinner)

After breakfast at the hotel visit to Angkor Thom - the ancient capital of Khmer Empire (XII century),
- The southern gate: Bayon temple is unique for its 54 towers, decorated with more than 200 sculptures of smiling faces of Avolokitesvara,
- The Temple of Baphuon is located directly to the north of Bayon the pyramidal reproduction of the mythical mountain Meru,
- Royal Residence Pimeanakas,
- The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King,
- Fairy Ta Prohm temple frozen in the arms of the rhizomes of gigantic fig-trees.
The tour will continue by visiting the famous Angkor Wat, which is a World Heritage site since 1992, it is widely known for its magnificence. The temple is famous for the world's longest bas-reliefs on the walls of the outer gallery with scenes of Hindu mythology.
Then visit the temple of Backeng and watch the romantic sunset from the mountain of the same name.
Welcome dinner with Apsara show in the restaurant.

Day 7. (Breakfast, Dinner)

After breakfast at the hotel a trip on a traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake - the biggest lake in Indochina. There you will visit the floating village. Rest in local markets or visit the Artisan d'Angkor workshop to see wood and stone carving. Transfer with guide to Siem Reap Airport. Flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Meeting the guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Ho Chi Minh City  - "Paris of the East" - "The southern capital of Vietnam" is the largest city in Vietnam, the largest economic and cultural center. In the evening, a walk with a dinner in the floating restaurant on the boat "Saigon", cruise on the river (additional fee). Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8. (Breakfast)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Free time.
Transfer with a guide to Phan Thiet.

Day 9-12. (Breakfast)

Free time in Phan Thiet.

Day 13. (Breakfast)

Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer with guide to HCMC Airport. The end of the tour.

Included:

Accomodation in the hotels according to the program, individual transfers with an English-speaking guide according to the program (car with air conditioning), excursions with an English-speaking guide according to the program, entrance tickets to the sights according to the programm, meals occording to the program, drinking water during the excursions.

Not included:

International and domestic flights, accommodation in Phan Thiet, visa upon arrival in Vietnam (for Russian citizens - first entry free, second entry - 15usd / pax; for other CIS countries (double) - 30usd / pax), visa upon arrival in Laos - 30usd / pax, visa upon arrival in Cambodia - 30usd / pax, insurance, drinks, mini-bar at the hotel, all expenses not specified in the program.