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HIDDEN TRAILS OF LAOS


Hotel Taj Chandela, Khajuraho

Day 1: Pakse - Champasak
Your journey begins in Pakse, at the confluence of the Mekong and Don Rivers. On arrival you will transfer directly to your riverside boutique hotel outside Champasak, to spend the rest of the afternoon relaxing and enjoying the picturesque surroundings.

Day 2: Champasak
An early morning excursion to the fabulous UNESCO World Heritage Site of Wat Phou, an ancient Khmer religious complex that dates back to the 5th Century. A centre of Theravada Buddhist worship, these dramatically sited 11th-13th century ruins are one of the highlights of any trip to Laos. Following the visit the rest of the day is then free to relax and enjoy the facilities of your wonderful riverside hotel. Alternatively, you might like to take an optional excursion out to nearby Don Daeng, to enjoy a bicycle ride around this picturesque island. (B)

Day 3: Don Khone Island
Boarding a local private boat this morning, you'll take a tour through some of the spectacular 4,000 Islands that make up the breathtaking Si Pan Don Archipelago, arriving on the picturesque island of Don Khone around lunchtime. This afternoon you will have a chance to explore the island by bicycle, retracing the route of the old abandoned colonial railway and taking in the old French buildings and the captivating cascades of the Li Phi Falls, before heading out by boat to visit one of the few places left in the world where it is possible to see freshwater dolphins. (B)

Day 4: Don Khone - Xe Pian National Park
Returning by boat to the mainland, you then drive the short distance to the spectacular Khone Phapheng Falls, one of the largest and most powerful waterfalls in Southeast Asia. A short journey north then brings you to the remote Xe Pian National Park, arriving at Kingfisher Eco lodge in time for lunch and an afternoon at leisure. Stretching from the Mekong plain to the border with neighbouring Cambodia, Xe Pian is home to a number of tribal villages, as well as an abundance of wildlife including Asiatic bears, Asian elephants and pangolins. (B)

Day 5: Xe Pian National Park
Spend the day trekking in Xe Pian National Park with your local guide. Your trek starts from Ban Khiet Ngong village, where you'll head through paddy fields and wetlands into the surrounding jungle. (B, L)

Day 6: Xe Pian National Park - Savannakhet - Thakek
A long scenic journey north today takes you towards Thakek. Stopping off along the way you'll pay a visit to the village of Don Khor, which specialises in creating temple Buddha carvings, before taking lunch in Savannakhet. There will be time to enjoy the grandeur of Savannakhet's old French Quarter, as well as pay a visit to the sacred That Inhang stupa, before heading out to the Soundra Salt Factory, where you'll enjoy a fascinating tour. The plan is to arrive in Thakek late this afternoon, in time to enjoy a sunset stroll along the river before dinner. (B)

Day 7: Thakek
An early departure this morning begins with a drive to the village of Ban Nakhang Xang. After a quick tour of the village you will begin your trek, following your guide through a section of secondary forest and along a trail that passes beneath towering cliffs and around the shores of Nong Thao Lake to Tham Nong Paseum Cave. If you are feeling adventurous you can take to the waters and swim amongst the stalactites and stalagmites, before continuing on to Khammouane's famous Buddha cave for lunch. After visiting the Buddha statues you then return to the village and drive back to Thakek. (B, L)

Day 8: Thakek - Kong Lor Cave - Hin Boun
A three hour scenic drive this morning bring you to the small settlement of Hin Boun, were you'll board a small boat to explore the famous Kong Lor Cave. This remarkable cave, another of Laos' hidden gems, is over seven kilometres long and includes within it a spectacular cavern over 100 metres high. There will be a chance to explore the stunning stalagmite gallery on foot, before returning to your lodge in Hin Boun later this afternoon. The rest of the day is free to relax and enjoy at your leisure. (B)

Day 9: Hin Boun - Muang Khoun - Phonsavan
Another long but highly rewarding day, your journey this morning takes you north, travelling through Cental Laos and across a landscape rarely visited by tourists. As the journey progresses the scenery changes, from gentle rolling countryside dotted with small villages, to the more dramatic mountain landscapes around Muang Khoun. A former provincial capital, Muang Khoun once lay at the heart of a kingdom renowned for its temples and stupas and there will be a chance to stop and explore some of its ancient pagodas before continuing on to Phonsavan. The plan is to arrive in Phonsavan by early evening. (B)

Day 10: Phonsavan
In the company of your guide, today provides an opportunity to unravel a little something of the extraordinary mystery of the 'Plain of Jars'. Covering a thousand square kilometres, this remarkable World Heritage Site is home to hundreds of huge stone jars, which litter the barren landscapes around Phonsavan. Their origins are still cause for conjecture, with some suggesting that they are ancient funeral urns, whilst other surmise that they were used to carry vast quantities of fermented rice. Whatever their purpose, they are without doubt one of Laos' most remarkable archaeological sites. (B)

Day 11: Phonsavan - Luang Prabang
A breathtaking drive though the highlands today ends amongst the gracious charms of Luang Prabang, one of the most captivating cities anywhere in Southeast Asia. The country's former capital and a UNESCO World Heritage site, Luang Prabang is a delightful fusion of French colonial and Laotian styles that can boast an impressive historical pedigree and a wonderful riverside location. The day's journey is filled with a number of interesting diversions including minority Hmong and Khmu villages and an old Russian tank and you should arrive in the city by early this evening. (B)

Day 12: Luang Prabang
A bicycle tour of Luang Prabang offers a chance to stretch your legs today. The laid back charm of the city makes it perfect for exploring by bike and key sights you'll visit include the King's Palace, the National Museum and the temples of Wat Visunnarat, Wat Xieng Thong and Wat Mai. This afternoon you'll then leave the city behind and cycle out to explore the outlying villages including Ban Hat Hien, Ban Don Kao and Ban Xangkhong. A visit to Wat Xienglek then precedes a climb up Wat Phonphao, to enjoy the beautiful views over the surrounding countryside before returning to the hotel. (B)

Day 13: Luang Prabang
A private boat journey this morning follows the Mekong upstream, to visit the famed limestone caves of Pak Ou. A major pilgrimage site that is believed to be occupied by guardian spirits, the caves are home to a remarkable collection of some 4,000 statues of the Buddha in all shapes and sizes. Returning to Luang Prabang in time for lunch, the rest of the day is then your own. One option for this afternoon is to pay a visit to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfalls, located just to the south of the city. Another is to join a local cookery class. (B)

Day 14: Luang Prabang
Transfer to the airport today, where your tour ends. (B)



ESSENSE OF VIETNAM IN 8 DAYS

Hotel Taj Chandela, Khajuraho

OUTLINED ITINERARY
Day 1 – Hanoi Ho Chi Minh
Day 2 – Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hoi An (B/D)
Day 4: Hoi An (B)
Day 5 – Hoi An – Da Nang – Hanoi (B/D)
Day 6 – Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
Day 7 – Halong Bay Day Trip B/L)
Day 8 – Departure (B)

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1 – Hanoi Ho Chi Minh
You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival at airport in Ho Chi Minh and transferred to your hotel. You will have free time. In the afternoon, under the guidance of your local guide in Saigon, we set out on a city tour of the former capital of French Indochina, once known as Saigon. Historic landmarks include the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Dong Khoi Street and famous Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Saigon.

Day 2 – Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
Departure for My Tho for a visit to the Mekong Delta. Take a boat cruise on the fabled Mekong River (Ben Tre). Enjoy the quiet byways, and then stop for a visit at a local orchard to taste exotic seasonal fruit and view a coconut candy workshop. Continue with a riding on a horse-cart and continue with a sampan cruise along My Tho canals to a stilt restaurant on Turtle Island. Enjoy lunch and back to Saigon late in the afternoon. Free time. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hoi An (B/D)
Transfer to the airport for the flight from Ho Chi Minh to Da Nang. Welcome and transfer to the Cham Museum, where many sculptures form the ancient Champa Kingdom are displayed. Continue to Hoi An town, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site because of its unusually well-preserved ancient streets and homes. Transfer and check in to your hotel in late afternoon. Dinner a local restaurant and overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Hoi An (B)
In morning, you visit the Hoi An town, recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site because of its unusually well-preserved ancient streets and homes. Sites include the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple, and the Tan Ky Chinese-style trading house. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, cruise on the Thu Bon River Free dinner. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 5 – Hoi An – Da Nang – Hanoi (B/D)
You will next head to the colonial capital city Hanoi, a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. You will have free time before an optional cyclo ride around the old quarter before dinner at a super restaurant in the French Quarter. Later, you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show before an overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 6 – Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
In the morning, you will visit Ho chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, President Palance. Continue your day at Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam. Then visiting the Tran Quoc pagoda dated back to early 10th century and is considered as the most ancient pagodas in Hanoi. After lunch at a local or Indian restaurant we keep driving to Hoa Lo prison museum – also known as the “the Hanoi Hilton”. Finish your day with a water puppet show - an unique Vietnam traditional art. Transfer back to your for relaxation. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 – Halong Bay Day Trip B/L)
In the morning you will drive to Halong Bay City, approximately 3 hours away from Hanoi. Once at Halong Bay City, you will be welcomed on board for a four-hour cruise on the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch. After 4 hours, you will sail back to the harbor, rejoin car, and head back to your hotel for another night's stay in Hanoi.

Day 8 – Departure (B)
You will have free time in the morning. Then our guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer to airport for your onward flight. Tour ends.

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CAMBODIA AND LAOS IN 10 DAYS

Day 1: Siem Riep Arrival (D)
Hotel Taj Chandela, Khajuraho Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel check in. The same afternoon, visit to Floating Village, take a ride by traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake to experience the human occupations at the edges of the lake is similarly distinctive – floating villages, towering stilled houses, huge fish traps, and an economy and way of life deeply intertwined with the lake, the fish, the wildlife and the cycles of rising and falling waters. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsara Dance Show. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap

Day 2: Siem Riep (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit to The South Gate of Angkor Thom: Bayob Temple, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanaka, Elephant and Leper King Terrace. Continue visit to Ta Promh and the World Heritage of Angkor Wat – the “Seven Wonders of the world”. It is the most well-preserved temples among the Angkor monuments, well-known for its magnificent and detailed relief of the construction, also is the world’s largest temples. After lunch, visit to Thommanan, Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo: small, attractive temple in very good condition, built all the same time as Angkor Wat. Continue to Angkor Wat: The “7th Wonders’of the World”. World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Continue visit to Bakheng Hill: Sunset viewing on the top of the hill. Bakheng is the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area; this temple-mountain offers extraordinary views of the Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat. At night, enjoy buffet dinner with Traditional Show. After dinner, visit to Night & Pub Street.

Day 3: Siem Riep – Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel – Transfer overland to Phnom Penh. En route, we will stop for a quick visit at the spider market. Then continue to Phnom Penh. Lunch at local restaurant in Phnom Penh. Afternoon, Visit to Royal Palace is a royal residence now where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live. it is like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda, serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. Finally visit Wat Phnom Temple is one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh. Built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh. After dinner, transfer back to hotel (Continue proceed to Naga Casino get free Match & Play Coupon US$10 cash chips with purchase and try your best luck). After dinner, transfer for check in hotel. After dinner, transfer back

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Day 4: Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed. Then drive to visit the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek (15 km south of Phnom Penh). Between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners) were detained and tortured at the S-21 prison and transported to extermination camp of Choeng Ek. Visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), the Market has gained reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument. Enjoy Sunset Cruise on the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers in Phnom Penh, it bursts into 4 branches. Accommodation at hotel

Day 5: Phnom Penh - Vientiane (B)
Breakfast at the hotel - Visit the souvenir shop and local market. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Vientiane. On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. You are then free to stroll around the town. Overnight in Vientiane

Day 6 – Vientiane (B)
In the morning, we will first visit Wat Si Muang, which is very famous for its supernatural power. After that drive to Buddha Park which takes around 45 minutes away. On the way, stop and take photos of the Friendship Bridge which was built by the Australian government in 1994 and links Laos and Thailand.

Arrive at Buddha Park and enjoy a stroll around the park. Also known as Xieng Khuan, this unusual park is filled with over 200 Buddhist and Hindu statues. The quiet and tranquil setting along the Mekong River is a contrast to the slightly eccentric sculptures which were built in 1958 by a Laos’s shaman. The concrete sculptures are bizarre but intriguing, sitting majestically in the peaceful park.

After visiting Buddha Park, start the drive back to Vientiane. En route, stop at Mai Savanh to explore the traditional textiles of the Lao people. This shop specializes in high quality silk products and involves several families in their process, from the northern province of Luang Nam Tha Province and the southern provinces of Attapeu and Sekong. (Note: Mai Savanh is closed on Saturday & Sunday)

Start the afternoon with a visit to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos. Constructed by King Setthethirat in the 16th century, the temple is resplendent as the sun is shines upon its towering golden spire.

Then, enjoy a panoramic view over the city as you climb the stairs to the top of Patuxai, Vientiane’s own “Arc de Triomphe”.

Continue down Lane Xang Avenue the serene Wat Sisaket, the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. It is one of the most beautiful temples in the capital, and its breezy teak covered hallways are filled with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art.

Overnight in Vientiane

Day 7 – Vientiane – Vang Vieng (B)
We leave this wonderful town after breakfast for our journey northbound on route no. 13. We will see some breathtaking scenery enroute as we pass through spectacular countryside towards the mountainous region. We reach our final destination in the afternoon, the small town of Vang Vieng, which is nestled on a bend of the Nam Song River. Its stunning scenery with its limestone outcrops remains unspoiled, despite recent developments with the advent of tourism. On arrival at Vang Vieng, we cross the Nam Song River to Tham Jang caves. We then visit Organic Farm Vang Vieng (OFVV), promoting the use of natural materials & traditional methods for growing its crops & raising its animals, without using chemicals or artificial fertilizers, which are harmful to both our health & the environment. Today ends with a superb panorama of the sunset reflecting over the Nam Song River. Overnight in Vang Vieng

Day 8 – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang (B)
In the morning, we start our expedition up route 13 north to Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang that is perhaps the best-preserved traditional city in Southeast Asia. The roads are well paved along the way for a smooth journey; we pass some stunning landscape scenery with a mixture of steep terraced fields and hill villages, we take a few photo stops at some small hill tribe village enroute. Each hill tribe village in Laos has a different feel, some are more prosperous than others but all have plenty of life. Along the way, we still have time to stop at the peak of Phouphiengpha to admire the panoramic view over the mountainous area. The Muang Xieng Nguen village is our next stop and we spend a short amount of time observing the local lifestyle prior to reaching Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 9 – Luang Prabang (B)
Today, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then embark on the a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.

On arrival back in the city, we will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. From there, we will transfer to visit Wat Siphouthabaht to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Option: if time permits, you may wish to visit the Kopnoi Promotion Center, and enjoy the Tea tasting Ceremony, where you can also have a small lecture about Lao culture.

Day 10 – Luang Prabang – Kuang Si waterfalls (B)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there, we will take a short visit to the morning local market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground, this is what the locals do every day. This is really the chance for you to get a real flavor of the local culture.

After breakfast at the hotel, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. We then visit Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas.

We then transfer 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.

Before returning to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (closed on Tuesday), one of the must-visit spots, where you can have an optional 15 minute tour to learn about butterflies and local flora.

Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where you will have a short tour so you get information about Silk, about weaver, about the Women that work in the Centre.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

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AMAZING HANOI AND HO CHI MINH IN 7 DAYS

Hotel Taj Chandela, Khajuraho

OUTLINED ITINERARY
Day 1 – Hanoi Arrival
Day 2 – Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
Day 3 – Halong Bay Day Trip (B/L)
Day 4 – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
Day 5 – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L)
Day 6 – Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
Day 7 – Departure (B)

DETAILED ITINERARY
Day 1 – Hanoi Arrival
You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival at airport in Hanoi and transferred to your hotel. You will have free time. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 – Hanoi City Tour (B/L)
In the morning, you will visit Ho chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, President Palace. Continue your day at Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam. Then visiting the Tran Quoc pagoda dated back to early 10th century and is considered as the most ancient pagodas in Hanoi. After lunch at a local or Indian restaurant we keep driving to Hoa Lo prison museum – also known as the “the Hanoi Hilton”. Finish your day with a water puppet show - an unique Vietnam traditional art. Transfer back to your for relaxation. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 – Halong Bay Day Trip (B/L)
In the morning you will drive to Halong Bay City, approximately 3 hours away from Hanoi. Once at Halong Bay City, you will be welcomed on board for a four-hour cruise on the stunning bay, stopping along the way to visit one of the limestone caves in the area. As you are cruising, the boat crew will

serve you a sumptuous local seafood lunch. After 4 hours, you will sail back to the harbor, rejoin car, and head back to your hotel for another night's stay in Hanoi.

Day 4 – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels (B)
Today you will leave Hanoi and take a flight to HCMC. In the afternoon, there will be a private tour of galleries, studios and boutiques, or a half day visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels and has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like during the U.S.-Vietnam War. You will stay overnight in HCMC.

Day 5 – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L)
Under the guidance of your local guide in Saigon, we set out on a city tour of the former capital of French Indochina, once known as Saigon. Historic landmarks include the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Dong Khoi Street and famous Ben Thanh market. Sample lunch at a nice restaurant. By the afternoon, you will visit China Town, The Thien Hau Pagoda. Round of your day with a visiting at Ben Thanh market. The evening is free at leisure. Dinner on your own.

Day 6 – Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
Departure for My Tho for a visit to the Mekong Delta. Take a boat cruise on the fabled Mekong River (Ben Tre). Enjoy the quiet byways, and then stop for a visit at a local orchard to taste exotic seasonal fruit and view a coconut candy workshop. Continue with a riding on a horse-cart and continue with a sampan cruise along My Tho canals to a stilt restaurant on Turtle Island. Enjoy lunch and back to Saigon late in the afternoon. Free time. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 – Departure (B)
You will have free time in the morning. Then our guide will pick you up at the hotel and transfer to airport for your onward flight. Tour ends!

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CAMBODIA AND LAOS IN 7 DAYS

Hotel Taj Chandela, Khajuraho

Day 1 – Siem Riep Arrival (L/D)
Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel check in. Afternoon, we continue to visit to Artisan D’Angkor, a handicraft center the Handicraft for the wood and stone carving processes. Continue visit to Wat Thmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of cictims of the Khmer Rouge. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsara Dance Show. Overnight a the hotel in Siem Reap

Day 2 – Siem Riep (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit to The South Gate of Angkor Thom: Bayon Temple, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanaka, Elephant and Leper King Terrace. Continue visit to Ta Promh and the World Heritage of Angkor Wat- the “Seven Wonders of the world”. It is the most well-preserved temples among the Angkor monuments, well-known for its magnificent and detailed relief of the construction, also is the world’s largest temples. After lunch, visit to Thommanan, Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo: small, attractive temple in very good condition, build at the same time as Angkor Wat. Continue to Angkor Wat: The “7th Wonders’ of the World”. World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Continue visit to Bakheng Hill: Sunset viewing on the top of the hill. Bakheng is the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area; this temple-mountain offers extraordinary views of the Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat. At night, enjoy buffet dinner with Traditional Show. After dinner, visit to Night & Pub Street.

Day 3 – Siem Riep (B/L/D)
After breakfast, visit to Floating Village, take a ride by traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake to experience the human occupations at the edges of the lake is similarly distinctive – floating villages, towering stilled houses, huge fish traps, and an economy and way of life deeply intertwined with the lake, the fish, the wildlife and the cycles of rising and falling waters. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. Afternoon, By car to the Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can 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 (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor.

Day 4 – Siem Riep – Luang Prabang (B)
This morning, Visit the local market and Artisan Dangkor workshop. Free at own leisure until assemble time transfer to Airport for your flight to Luang Prabang.

On arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred to check in the hotel. You are then free to stroll around the town. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 5: Luang Prabang (B)
Today, you will first visit Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts. We then embark on the a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside, before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine.

On arrival back in the city, we will visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture. Afterwards, we will visit the Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. From there, we will transfer to visit Wat Siphouthabaht to admire the sunset; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day. The tour ends after a visit to the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang

Option: if time permits, you may wish to visit the Kopnoi Promotion Center, and enjoy the Tea tasting Ceremony, where you can also have a small lecture about Lao culture.

Day 6 – Luang Prabang (B)
An optional early start gives you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. From there, we will take a short visit to the morning local market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, just set up on the ground, this is what the locals do every day. This is really the chance for you to get a real flavor of the local culture.

After breakfast at the hotel, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. We then visit Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), this is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas.

We then transfer 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.

Before returning to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (closed on Tuesday), one of the must-visit spots, where you can have an optional 15 minute tour to learn about butterflies and local flora.

Laos is also known for its traditional crafts, we will take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where you will have a short tour so you get information about Silk, about weaver, about the Women that work in the Centre.

Overnight in Luang Prabang

Day 7 – Luang Prabang (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, your car and guide will take you to Elephant Village. On arrival, you will be welcome and greeting by the Camp Manager and participate in short briefing. After enjoying the impressive experience of approx. 30 minute elephant ride on the Howdah (Elephant seat).; you will then take a return boat trip to the Tad Sae Waterfall and spend some time in the clear water. Your lunch will be provided at the Elephant Village Restaurant (Buffet lunch served with Coffee or Tea and drinking water).

We are free to stroll around before transferring back to the center. Along the way, we take a short visit to the tomb of the 19th century French explorer Henri Mouhot; the first European to rediscover Angkor Wat and the Royal Kingdom of Luang Prabang.

We then transfer out to the airport to take the departure flight (after 04:00PM)

Double / Twin Occupancy + Single Surcharge

3 stars 1 Jan – 30 Sep 17 1151 990 934 905 986 229
4 stars 1 Jan – 30 Sep 17 1228 1058 1006 976 960 300
5 stars 1 Jan – 30 Sep 17 1279 1213 1058 1027 1014 432

3*** Siem Riep Monoreach Hotel Standard
Luang Prabang Vansana Hotel Luang Prabang Standard
4**** Siem Riep Smilling Hotel Superior
Luang Prabang Villa Santi Resort Deluxe
5***** Siem Riep Smilling Hotel Superior
Luang Prabang Kiridara Hotel Deluxe

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COFFEE – PEPPER PLANTATION TOUR (VIETNAM + CAMBODIA)

07 NIGHTS / 08 DAYS

DETAILED ITINERARY

Hotel Taj Chandela, Khajuraho

Day 1 – Arrival
Upon arrival, you will take the flight to Buon Ma Thuot. Upon arrival in Buon Me Thuot we visit Ethnographic Museum, Visit to Ede village Tua, Dray Sap Falls which is about 27 km from Buon Me Thuot, in the middle of a hardwood rainforest. Stay overnight at hotel in Buon Me Thuot Day 2 –Buon Me Thuot – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
We warmly welcome you to DakLak to visit beauty spot and learn more about DakLak coffee. We will introduce origin, development history of coffee here. And tourists are taken to go to visit coffee plantations, coffee groves and talk to farms to have more knowledge of planting, cultivating, manufacturing process of this worldwide famous product. It’s so interesting to find out how to produce weasel coffee. After eating coffee fruits, weasels will give coffee seeds with very special taste to make top – ranking coffee. Before leaving Buon Ma Thuot, don’t miss opportunity to buy some coffee here for your dears and friends. Then you will take the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in HCMC. (1200 – 1310)

Day 3 – Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B/L)
Under the guidance of your local guide in Saigon, we set out on a city tour of the former capital of French Indochina, once known as Saigon. Historic landmarks include the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Dong Khoi Street and famous Ben Thanh market. Sample lunch at a nice restaurant. By the afternoon, you will visit China Town, The ThienHau Pagoda. Round of your day with a visiting at Ben Thanh market. The evening is free at leisure. Dinner on your own.

Day 4 –Mekong Delta Excursion (B/L)
Departure for My Tho for a visit to the Mekong Delta. Take a boat cruise on the fabled Mekong River (Ben Tre). Enjoy the quiet byways, then stop for a visit at a local orchard to taste exotic seasonal fruit and view a coconut candy workshop. Continue with a riding on a horse-cart and continue with a sampan cruise along My Tho canals to a stilt restaurant on Turtle Island. Enjoy lunch and back to Saigon late in the afternoon. Free time. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 –Fly Sigon to Phnom Penh, 0830 morning flight, proceed to Kampot area, evening return to Phnom Penh (L)
Pick up from the airport and transfer to Kampot area. Kampot Pepper takes its name from the province of Kampot, in south-west Cambodia, some 140 kilometres from the capital of Phnom Penh. The pepper growing area of Kampot covers six districts located in the province of Kampot and that of Kep (which was recently separated from Kampot). This region is renowned for the beauty of its agricultural landscapes, with palm trees reflecting in the rice fields at sunset, fruit trees (mangos, durian) heavy with fruit and majestic pepper trees rising towards the sun. It is also renowned for its quality of life and the smiling welcome of its inhabitants. Return to Phno Penh. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 6– Phnom Penh – Battambang (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel. Pick up at your hotel and depart for Battambang by overland transfer (290 km. 4-5 hrs drive). Stop at the Silversmith village, see the pottery manufactories in KompongChhnang and visit also a fish market. Arrive in Battambang, and check-in at the hotel. Walk through the town to discover its beautiful colonial architecture. Later this aferroon, Drive to Phnom Banon, with its five sandstone towers on top of a hill and enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding plains until sunset. The same afternoon, we are also enjoying bamboo train village with a great experiences of sliding on this funny train. Overnight at hotel in Battambang

Day 7– Battambang – Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast, Proceed to Siem Reap, enroute visit planation, overnight stay in Siem Reap (No Sightseeing required)

Day 8 –Departure (B)
After breakfast at your hotel, free time at your own leisure. Transfer to airport for your flights. Tour ends!

Package price Includes:
+ Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
+ Accommodation shared in Twin with daily breakfast.
+ Visa On Arrival guaranteed letter

+ Internal Flights : Ho Chi Minh – Buon Ma Thuot – Ho chi Minh – Phnom
+ All sightseeing tickets
+ Tissues and water on coach
+ Services charges and government tax
+ Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
+ No extra charge after services confirmation
+ 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Services Excluded:
+ International flights & departure taxes
+ Service TAX
+ Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
+ Travel insurance
+ Beverage
+ Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
+ Other services not mentioned above

Cities Hotel Name Room Type
First Class Category - 4 star hotel
Buon Ma Thuot Dakruco Hotel or Saigon Buon Me Hotel Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh Saigon Prince Superior
SiemRiep Somadevi Superior
Phnom Penh Kravan Hotel Deluxe
Battambang Classy Hotel Deluxe

Tour Category Special Offer base on group of 4pax
(Valid from Feb 2017)
Price per person in USD
Double Shared Single Supplement
First Class USD 1250 N/A



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