Indochina World Heritage Sites
18 Days

EXPLORE INDOCHINA- a destination known for its strength, grace and unlimited potential. Together, the nations of Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos, Myanmar represent Asia's most fascinating emerging destinations for leisure, luxury and incentive travel. A generation of local and colonial elegance has infused this region with many of the worlds most ancient, natural, cultural and historical heritage sites. With its long history, rich culture and beautiful nature, Indochina is one of the most attractive destinations for travellers all over the world who are looking for a pleasant vacation to Asia...

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WORLD HERITAGE SITE IN INDOCHINA is the cultural explored journey for people who keen to experience the diversity of Indochina, but with limited time to spare, we're going to escort you to discover the very best that Indochina has offer in eighteen days. Be enchanted by historical heritage/natural world heritage sites/oral and intangible cultural heritage of humanity in one trip in 4 countries that is known to few.  From the bustles and hustle Saigon to legendary Cu Chi tunnel, from the colorful temple of Dadaism to the lush green of the Mekong delta, travel throughout the majestic Angkor complex and the World Heritage City of Luang Prabang to capital of First Myanmar Empire - Bagan. This is a memorable journey of history, culture, relax and funs.
 
The trip has been carefully crafted by our in-country experts of culinary & art who live and work in Indochina and we understand that every travel experience should be as unique and individual as each traveler - Over 13 days experience guided trip through the very best Indochina has to offer. This holiday has a maximum of 6 passengers and suitable for all ages and is even a great honeymoon with a difference, expert local guides and uses boutique 3-5* hotels throughout. This holiday can be customized for couples and family or single traveler. If you wish to travel with large group, we may need to customize the itinerary, depending on your party size, please contact us for details.
 
EXPERIENCES & ATTRACTIONS
Ø  Cruise amongst thousands of limestone islands on World Heritage listed Halong Bay.
Ø  Take time to explore Hoi An’s ancient streets and historic buildings, filled with wonderful boutiques, famous tailors and delectable cuisine.
Ø  Watch the suns first rays hitting the incredible temples of Angkor.
Ø  Receive a water blessing from a Buddhist monk at the beautiful Tep Pranamm pagoda inside Angkor Thom City.
Ø  Witness hundreds of monks collecting alms at dawn in Luang Prabang.
Ø  Chat with local monks at a temple, an enlightening experience.
Ø  Watch the sun set behind the thousands of intricate stupas dotting the Bagan Plains.
Ø  Explore the floating villages and gardens of Inle Lake by local riverboat or spend a few days relaxing on the pristine white sands of Ngapali Beach amidst turquoise waters and swaying palm trees.
Ø  Visit local villages and markets for an insight into the daily lives of the Burmese people.

  • Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
    Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
    Your Indochina adventure begins with a warm welcome and private transfer to the hotel for your first night under Hanoi sky
  • Day 2: Hanoi
    Day 2: Hanoi
    Today is spent exploring Hanoi, relishing the alluring amalgamation of East and West on the serene tree-lined boulevards, tranquil lakes and colonial villas.  An exhilarating day is punctuated with stops at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Ethology Museum and shopping in the Old Quarter, where colorful streets and shops bustle with activity.  The evening wraps up with either a Tuong/Ca Tru performance (traditional form of entertainment in northern Vietnam) or a traditional water puppet performance. 
  • Day 3+4: Halong Bay
    Day 3+4: Halong Bay
    Your day begins as you embark on Deluxe Junk for a river cruise to Halong Bay. A celebrated local chef prepares lunch while the boat glides lazily across glassy waters, with thousands of precipitous limestone peaks jutting dramatically out of the water.  With options to kayak on your own or ride along with a guide, this is an experience you'll not forget. More fun awaits at the nearby fishing village, complete with a floating seafood market where you can interact with fishermen whose families have been making their lives in the bay for generations. More opportunities for unique experiences are offered at night, with nighttime squid fishing, kayaking and/or a midnight swim
  • Day 5: Quang Binh - Phong Nha (Must be in Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)
    Day 5: Quang Binh - Phong Nha (Must be in Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday)
    In the morning, a stop to visit a female artist famous for her unique lacquer painting near West Lake in Hanoi precedes a noon flight to Dong Hoi to visit Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), where you will experience one of Vietnam's most awe-inspiring natural wonders.  Your senses will be filled with exciting landscapes bursting with spectacular geomorphic formations, including huge caves and underground rivers. The drive to Hue brings you through the Vinh Moc Tunnel in the legendary former DMZ site, where you will experience how the Vietnamese warriors lived and fought in underground tunnels. At the close of an exciting day, it's time to relax and savor imperial Hue cuisine in a beautiful outdoor setting back in the city.
  • Day 6: Hue City
    Day 6: Hue City
    A deeper delve into Hue tells the story of Vietnam's royal past under the Nguyen Dynasty. I cruise on a private, traditional Dragon Boat brings you to the famous pagoda Thien Mu and Minh Mang King 's tomb, followed by a drive through small villages in the countryside.  You'll be welcomed by local families before participating in a hands-on Vietnamese hat workshop. In the evening you'll be free to explore the bustling Dong Ba Market, where most of Hue locals buy and sell the ingredients for the fresh and delicious food of the region.
  • Day 7: Hue - Hoi An
    Day 7: Hue - Hoi An
    An exploration of the Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc begins the day, followed by a drive along the scenic coast, passing through spectacular Hai Van Pass (aka "the pass in the clouds") and delightful Lang Co Beach.  A stop at the famous Cham museum provides a glimpse of the remaining masterpieces of Champa Kingdom, an Indianite culture that flourished from the 2nd to the 15th centuries AD. Following lunch, the group continues on to the ancient town of Hoi An and the famous 17th century trading port of Fai Fo, with its fascinating mix of Chinese, Japanese and French architecture. 
  • Day 8: Hoi An
    Day 8: Hoi An
    The morning begins with a walking trip through Hoi An, with pauses at the impressive highlights that illustrate why this charming town is in the top of Heritage Site list.  In the mid-morning you will embark on an eco river tour beginning at the mouth of the Han River mouth.  Riding in a local basket boat, you will experience this beautiful river delta through the eyes of local fishermen.  Lunch consists of homemade cooking traditional Vietnam cuisine on board the boat.   In the afternoon, try your hand at catching fish or take a spin in a bamboo round boat.
  • DAY 9 + 10 + 11: Siem Reap
    DAY 9 + 10 + 11: Siem Reap
    A morning flight from Danang International Airport to the lovely village of Siem Riep starts this two day adventure. After checking in at your hotel, you will head to Phnom Bakheng to catch the sunset over Angkor Wat. 
    The next day begins with a trip through open market to experience how the local live and eat.  Work up an appetite for lunch with a tour of the extensive temple complex of soaring towers, elaborate carved murals, Khmer art architecture, especially the epic Angkor Wat complex which magnificent remains of the different capitals of Khmer. In the afternoon, the group will catch a flight to Luang Prabang - the former capital of Laos - to take in the golden-roofed temples and other vestiges of the French colonialists that influence the art and architecture of the area 
  • DAY 12 + 13: Luang Prabang
    DAY 12 + 13: Luang Prabang
    Next comes a visit to Luang Prabang's oldest temples of Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong, with dramatic roofs sweeping to the ground - a beautiful representation of classical Laotian architecture. A trip up famous Mount Phousi brings you to a beautiful sunset view of the city and the Mekong River. You may also want to go the night market to peruse the lovely selection of handmade textiles made by the hill tribe and local people surrounding Luang Prabang. 
    If you've not tired of river tours, don't miss a chance to cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which offers a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside.  A stop at the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which are filled with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues in many varieties of shapes and sizes, precedes a lunch of local cuisine in a small village famous for their local rice wine. Following lunch on the second day, the group boards a flight to Yangon, arriving in time for dinner before boarding the JJ Express for an evening bus ride to Bagan, the former capital of the First Myanmar Empirethe

     
  • Day 14+15: Bagan
    Day 14+15: Bagan
    Pagoda after pagoda of every size rise up from the green delta plain and are among the defining highlights of the Old Bagan and New Bagan.  The great deserted royal city of Old Bagan is home to the famous Shweizigon pagoda, the whitewashed masterpiece Annada Temple, Thatbinnyu (the temples of omniscience); New Bagan presents one of Myanmar's most treasured handicrafts: the lacquer ware home industry. The second day brings more glorious scenery traveling through Mount Popa by car, an extinct volcano with spectacular views, and a lovely experience finishes with a river sunset at Ayearwarddy.
  • Day 16 + 17: Inle Lake
    Day 16 + 17: Inle Lake
    Option 1: Inle Lake
    A morning flight to Heho is followed by a drive through the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of the Inle Lake in the heart of the Shan Plateau, famous for the beauty of this highland lake and its unique leg rower. A leisurely boat ride brings the group to the middle of Inle Lake, filled with pagodas and a unique floating market, and through gardens and villages where traditional handicrafts, including silk weaving and a blacksmith shop, await.  The second day brings more explorations through local markets and a deeper delve into the ordinary life of local the people.  Another boat trip to the Western Shore of Inle Lake lands ad the entrance to a stair path leading to the hidden Inn Dein Pagoda complex. 
    Option 2: Ngapali Beach (October to May is the best season)
    For those who want a peaceful excursion to the relaxing sand, sun and waters of Ngapali Beach, we offer the opportunity to check into a lovely resort and choose a boat to explore offshore islands, surf the waves, ride bicycles into nearby fishing villages and visit the colorful local market in Thandwe (Sandoway). 
  • Day 18: Myanmar Departure
    Day 18: Myanmar Departure
    Wing back to Yangon, free and leisure around city. "Farewell" and fly to Yangon international airport for your departure flight.
For budget from $4,840 per person...
The price is generally based on group of 6 people for 18 days touring in 4 countries staying in deluxe 4 star hotels (sharing room) including excursions and private guiding from low season (30 April to 1 Sept)

Suggested Accommodation:
Hanoi Maison Hanova
Halong Bay Prince Junk 
Hue Saigon Morin Hotel 
Hoi An Hoi An Riverside Resort 
Siem Reap Angkor Paradise Hotel 
Luang Prabang Villa Santil Hotel & Resort 
Bagan Crown Prince Hotel 
Inle Lake Shwe Inn Thar Resort 

Included

*        Accommodations as per the itinerary: Shared Triple room with daily breakfast
*        Meals:  B = Breakfast,  L=Lunch,  D=Dinner, as mentioned in the itinerary.
*       Transportation during the trip: Private air-conditioned van with complimentary water and best driver.
*        Boat as per the itinerary.
*        Domestic flights: Yangon - Bagan (economy class).
*        International flights: Hanoi - Siem Reap - Luang Prabang – Yangon (economy class). (Airfare is subject to change without prior notice)
*        Guide:  Most experienced, knowledgeable local English-speaking guides.
*        Admission/Entrance fees as per the itinerary 
*        Airport transfers.

 
Excluded

*        Meals that not mentioned in the itinerary.
*        Bank fees in paying by Credit cards and bank transferring.
*        All flights not mentioned above
*        Drinks
*        Travel Insurance (cover all cancellation costs, medical expenses, including repatriation in the event of accident or illness)
*        Visa to Vietnam/Lao/Cambodia 
*        Personal expenses and services not mentioned above.


Please contact us at  24hrs number: 877 - 315 - 9164, via info@sisterstoursvn.com or via our Contact Page for a complimentary consultuation.

For travelers who have little more time, there are so many options of pre and post travel options that can be added to any itineraries in Vietnam or lager, in Indochina. Here you will find some of the most popular options. Bring forward your requests; let us plan your unforgettable Vietnam trip.

  • Visit one of Vietnam's southern beaches such as Phu Quoc or Con Dao for some relaxation time. The Six Senses properties in particular have great RT credentials.
  • Fly to Siem Reap to shot the sun’s first rays hitting the incredible temples of Angkor.
  • Fly to Myanmar to marvel at the glittering, golden Shwedagon Pagoda, one of the world’s most breath- taking religious monuments.
 


  • We had a great time in Vietnam
    4/17/2013
    “Jamie and I are safely home.  It took 34 hours of travel to get us back to Oregon, and we are still exhausted.  But we’re here, and we have very special memories of our time in Vietnam to keep us happy.  Thank you for all your help and for the lovely presents.  We had a wonderful adventure!!”
    Heather and Jamie, USA
  • We had an excellent vacation
    1/14/2013
    “We had an excellent vacation. A great trip! Thanks for your help in arranging everything. I will focus on the things that can help you and so there will be more negatives than positives in this email, but don't let that fool you. We really loved the trip.

    Hanoi: A great guide :) Diep was the best of the trip. We were appreciative of all she did, especially lunch with her parents. The Metropole hotel was very nice. There are two parts to the hotel: colonial and modern. We stayed in modern, but next time would stay in colonial as it had a better "feel" but we understand it was our choice (and motivated by a cheaper price than the colonial side so not a criticism). We loved walking through the old part of the town. Biking in Tam Coc was great as was the boat ride. The restaurant in the countryside was an excellent start. Glad Diep made us eat adventurously. In retrospect, we think we probably should have gone to Halong Bay and maybe cut 1 day in Ho Chi Minh city/Mekong. Driver was excellent. 

    Hue/Hoian: our guide was very knowledgeable, though our personalities didn't click. He was very focused on our enjoyment, which we appreciated. We really enjoyed the motorbike ride in Hue. We had two different automobile drivers. One had a nice van (to/from airport). Hoian was beautiful. Yaly was a great tailor recommendation. Overall, enjoyed Hue and Hoian a lot. Glad we didn't stay in Danang. Our guide was OK...better than the one in Siem Reap; think our personalities just didn't mesh.

    Phnom Penh. Great guide. Great driver. 1 night was all that was needed. Hotel was very nice. No issues. 

    Siem Reap. We flew to Siem Reap. In retrospect we should have driven. We got to the airport very early and the time difference wouldn't have been different, but we would have been able to see the countryside. The La Residence hotel was excellent. Great pool. really enjoyed. Lastly, we are glad we went to Tonle Sap Lake. Would recommend, especially if others don't go to the Mekong.

    Ho Chi Minh/Mekong. Moon was an excellent guide! A great way to end the trip, especially after our bad Siem Reap guide. She was courteous, very personable, and always willing to do what we wanted and willing to adjust the itinerary. Our driver was very new. he was very nice and a good driver, though he got lost a few times. it was not a big deal and we liked him. With experience, he will be good. the Intercontinental was excellent. BEAUTIFUL rooms. Brand new. Great breakfast. Highly recommend, especially since most people do not know about it yet.  Great location. The hotel in the Mekong was OK, but probably the best in town. 1 night was right in Can Tho. We liked the Cai Rang floating market, though in hindsight a day trip without the hotel probably would have been fine. It was a lot of driving for moderately interesting location. We liked the boat rides immensely.
    Hope this information is helpful. Thanks so much for everything you did - we had a wonderful trip and have fabulous memories!”
    Robert and Suzanne, USA
  • Everything was perfect
    10/15/2012
    “We want to thank you very much for the gift you left for us at the hotel.  We appreciate it very much and we appreciate all the attentions you have with us. We have a fabulous trip with your company. Everything was perfect. I would recommend your company to my friends who is going to Vietnam.”
    Claude Bourque and Pierre Poulin, Canada