Indo China Tour 10Days/9Nights Departing Jan 21, Mar 4, and Apr 8
January 21, 2014-January 31, 2014
March 4, 2014-March 14, 2014
April 8, 2014-April 18, 2014
May 6, 2014-May 16, 2014
July 8, 2014-July 18, 2014
September 2, 2014-September 12, 2014
October 7, 2014-October 17, 2014
- USD 5842 Per Person based on Double Occupancy
- USD 6878 Per Person based on Single Occupancy
- Full payment is needed to secure the price as airfare may fluctuate until ticket is issued
- Prices and availability subject to change without notice
- Price is based on payment by check or by wire. We accept American Express. If paid by AE, a 3% service charge will apply.
- Prices include international economy airfare (L Class) on Cathay Pacific Airways from New York JFK International Airport. Additional airfare will be quoted if Economy L Class seats are not available at time of booking.
- Business Class airfare supplement available upon request
- Please contact us for pricing flying from other cities
- Option to purchase own international air separately is available
- Additional travel venues can be added pre- and post-tour
- Extended stay in Hong Kong also available
- Click here to see the cancellation policy
Nestled between rice paddies and stretched along the Siem Reap River, the provincial capital of Siem Reap serves as the gateway to the millennium-old ruins of the Angkorian-era Khmer Empire. Designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, the Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses dozens of temple ruins including Bayon, Ta Prohm and the legendary Angkor Wat whose artistic and archaeological significance and visual impact put it in a class with the Pyramids, Machu Pichu and the Taj Mahal. Although the major temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park receive many visitors these days, it is still possible to get away from the crowds and explore the ancient temples of Angkor. Siem Reap Town has been receiving foreign visitors to the temples for over 100 years. The town is actually a cluster of old villages, which originally developed around individual pagodas, and was later overlain with a French colonial-era center. Take note of the colonial-style architecture and modified “Chinese shop-houses” in the Old French Quarter and around the Old Market.
Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is the largest city in Vietnam. It was once known as Prey Nokor, an important Khmer sea port prior to annexation by the Vietnamese in the 17th century. Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of the French colony of Cochinchina and later of the independent state of South Vietnam from 1955 to 1975. In 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Dinh Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after Ho Chi Minh. The city center is situated on the banks of the Saigon River, 60 kilometers (37 mi) from the South China Sea and 1,760 kilometers (1,094 mi) south of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.
Hanoi, with an estimated population nearly 6.5 million in 2009, is the capital and second-largest city of Vietnam. From 1010 until 1802, it was the most important political center of Vietnam. It was eclipsed by Hue during the Nguyen Dynasty as the capital of Vietnam, but Hanoi served as the capital of French Indochina from 1902 to 1954. From 1954 to 1976, it was the capital of North Vietnam. The city is located on the right bank of the Red River. Hanoi is located at 1,760 km (1,090 mi) north of Ho Chi Minh City. October 2010 officially marked 1000 years since the establishment of the city.
Halong Bay covers an area of 1,553 square km with over 3000 limestone islands that rise from the clear, emerald waters of the gulf of Tonkin near the Chinese border. Ha long Bay is one of the natural marvels of Vietnam. Due to its typical terrain of sea depression dotted with limestone islands, 300 square km, it was recognized as the world natural heritage by UNESCO in 1994. It is a truly remarkable destination, fondly known as “the descending dragon” by the local Vietnamese.
Hong Kong, the Pearl of the Orient, is a city whose vibrancy and cultural richness has long since attracted visitors from across the world to partake of its unique flavor. One minute, it’s a city with incredible structures of steel and glass cutting a figure of hip sophistication. The next minute, a nearby traditional Chinese temple with its coils of burning incense reminds us that people here are tied to deeply rooted traditions that still play a vital part in their lives. This city’s vibrant living culture contains an exciting duality – a modern city’s vitality enhanced by a traditional society’s historical richness and color.
|1||Arrive in Siem Reap
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, transfer to Prince D’Angkor Hotel for a 3 nights’ stay. If time permits, visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia and one of the largest in Asia. Next, visit the “Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor” which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.
|2||Angkor Tour [B]
In the Angkor area, spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King, and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. Stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. If time permitted, we also walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill for a view of the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments.
|3||Angkor Tour [B]
Travel on a newly-paved road to the intricately carved and well-preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way, stopover at the Preah Dark village and the Banteay Samre Temple, which is adorned with impressive reliefs depicting scenes of Vishunu and Krishna legends. Afternoon, transfer to the Pouk district to visit the silk farm. At this fascinating farm and workshop, you will be able to see the entire silk creation process, including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray, which provides water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor.
|4||Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City [B]
Transfer to airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon. Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you will be picked up by our guide to get a quick orientation tour of the city, driving by Reunification Palace, Notra Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall, Jade emperor pagoda and Ben Thanh market. In the evening, enjoy a water puppet show in Saigon. Transfer to Duxton Hotel for a 2 nights’ stay.
|5||Mekong Delta [B, L]
Depart for Cai Be for a one-day cruise excursion on a luxury wooden boat, the Mekong Queen, including a visit to a local factory to learn how pop rice, pop corn, rice paper and coconut candies are made. Return to the boat for a 50 minute excursion to Dong Hoa Hiep Island and discover the beautiful and peaceful sceneries together with the typical life of the region along the Mekong River. You will also have the chance to stop at a local family-scaled Longan process factory, where you have another opportunity to interact with the friendly and hardworking local people before coming to a hundred-year-old Mandarin house, where at least four generations of the family have been living. A Vietnamese lunch will be served by the owner, Mrs. Kiet. Returning to the Mekong Queen by walking or taking a small rowing sampan for another one hour and a half cruise through Dong Phu canal, Binh Hoa Phuoc, An Binh to Vinh Long, the capital town of Cuu Long (nine Dragon) province, then visit Mr. Muoi Huong or Mr. Tam Ho (No 8 Tiger), where you have a short walk through his nursery garden and enjoy several kinds of tropical fruit while listening to traditional music (subject to availability) called Tai Tu and performed by the local people. Return to the boat to cross the Co Chien River, one of the 2 branches of the Mekong. The excursion will end at the Vinh Long pier.
|6||Cu Chi Tunnel & Arrive in Hanoi [B]
Located 60 km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220 km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors. Before entering the tunnels, visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. After exploring the tunnels, you may find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone.” Transfer to the airport for the short flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to the Silk Path Hotel for a 2 nights’ stay.
|7||Halong Bay [B, L]
Enjoy a boat cruise on Halong Bay, where you have a chance to visit famous Surpising cave, Titop beach and we take a look at the Floating Village of the fisherman and the fighting cocks. Clients will also have the option to Kayak around to explore the islet.
|8||Hanoi Half-Day Tour & Arrive in Hong Kong [B]
If time allows, visit the Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969. Take a look into Ho Chi Minh’s museum and One Pillar Pagoda—a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature, the first college of Vietnam dedicated to Confucius. Next, visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, which is on the shore of West Lake. The last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake) with Ngoc Son Temple. Afterwards, fly to Hong Kong and transfer to Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel for a 2 nights’ stay.
|9||Hong Kong Half-Day Tour [B]
Enjoy a half-day tour of Hong Kong and its many sites, including Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Harbor, and Stanley Market.
|10||Return to U.S. [B]
Transfer to the airport for your return flight home.
The price includes:
- Prince D'Angkor Hotel Siem Reap standard room for 3 nights stay, with ABF daily
- Duxton Hotel Saigon standard room for 2 nights stay, with ABF daily
- Silk Path Hotel Hanoi standard room for 2 nights stay, with ABF daily
- Marco Polo Hong Kong Hotel standard room for 2 nights' stay, with ABF daily
All entrance fees to all sightseeing
Boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake
Cruise excursion on the Mekong Queen
Boat trip on Halong Bay
All meals as stated in the above
- B = Breakfast in hotel
- L = Lunch outside of hotel at designated local restaurant
English-speaking tour guide and driver
Round-trip international airfare on Cathay Pacific Airways (Economy "L" Class) and Vietnam Air via Hong Kong and Ho Chi Minh City
Airfare within Asia (Economy Class)
- Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City
- Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi
- Hanoi to Hong Kong
This price excludes:
- Gratuities for the Guides and Drivers
- Incidentals in hotel such as dry cleaning, phone, mini bar
- Travel insurance
- Hotels used may be changed prior to tour but will be replaced with similar category of hotels
- Price and availability subject to change without notice until deposit is received
- Departure is contingent on a minimum of 16 persons signing up for the tour.
- Click here to see the cancellation policy