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A Moment Of Vietnam & Cambodia

Day 1: ARRIVAL – HO CHI MINH CITY (-/-/-) Saigon city
Upon arrival, you will be welcome by our guide & driver at airport then driven to your hotel for the check-in.
The rest of time, you will be free on your own to refresh after a long flight.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: HALF-DAY OF SIGHTSEEING + CU CHI TUNNELS (B/-/-)
In the morning, after having breakfast you will be picked up at hotel then take a half-day of city tour around Ho Chi Minh City with visits of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, a lacquer-ware factory, and the bustling Chinatown with Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda is not be missed as well.
Cu Chi tunnelIn the afternoon, you will be transferred about 30km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi town. Cu Chi tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels, the tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to crawl along.
Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: FULL-DAY TO MY THO + BEN TRE (B/L/-) Mekong
In the morning, you will be transferred to My Tho, take a boat trip downstream to Ben Tre through floating market, where you have the opportunities to meet the locals there to learn about their daily life in Mekong Delta then take an outlook of natural sceneries along banks of river with coconut candy mill, fruit gardens followed by fruit tasting, rice paper mill… Biking or sitting on horse carriage to weave around the zigzag village roads. Later on, we will enjoy a lunch served at a local restaurant on island with local specialty of “Deep fried Elephant – Eared fish”. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 4: HO CHI MINH CITY – PHNOM PENH (B/-/-)
At leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight to Phnom Penh.
PhnomPhenhUpon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport by morning flight, you will be welcome by our friendly tour guide then accompany you to the hotel. The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. This morning start visit Wat Phnom (rebuild in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926), a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Then visit Yeay Penh’s statue (grand mother Penh) at southwest of the hills, who found four statues of the Buddha and she was build a hill or Phnom in AD 1372 for placed a shrine on top to the house the precious artifacts. The Victory Monument, build in 1955, it is the symbolize Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. Then visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.

PM: In the afternoon, visit National Museum, it was build in 1917and designed in Khmer style by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts. The museum has a good collection of Khmer sculptures dating from the pre-Angkor period (4th centuries) to post-Angkor period (14th centuries). Then visit Royal Palace; built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, Silver Pagoda, Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. When you exit from the Royal Palaces, Then continue your visit to the riverfront, it is the most popular place for the tourist. The view of the confluence of Mekong and Tonle Sap River is the geographically unique.
O/N at hotel.

Day 5: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the notorious Killing Fields ” Choeung Ek” 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979). Then return back on the way drop and visit to the handicraft shop, spa and vocational training restaurant. This place was created in 1996 by Pour un Sourire d’ Enfant (PSE) http://www.pse.asso.fr. Is the NGO that aims to rescue Cambodian children who are forced to scavenge through the rubbish dumps to survive, especially around Steung Mean Chey garbage dump in Phnom Penh. Today we prefer you to have your own lunch over there.

Angkor WattPM: Visit Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmei), the distinctive art-deco styling of this market makes it stand out among the architecture of Phnom Penh, where you can shop for souvenirs, clothes, jewelry, silver products, then transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for short flight to Siem Reap. On arrival met and transfer to hotel for check in. The town of Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which is home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire dating from 802 AD to 1350 AD. This stunning and extensive site sprawls through the dense jungle, over an area of 60 square miles
O/N at Siem Reap

Day 6: SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
(Optional tour to view sunrise at early morning will be paid by yourself)
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.

PM: Visit Angkor National Museum & to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a 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, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng Hills. Dinner and enjoy with Aspara Dance Show at local restaurant, O/N at Siem Reap.
(Optional tour with either elephant or balloon riding will be paid by yourself)
O/N at hotel.

Day 7: SIEM REAP – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast hotel
AM: Visit Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.

PM: Visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang (“The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century C.E, the first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone. Then transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure to next destination by evening flight.

INCLUDING:
– Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
– Domestic air-ticket: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap.
– Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
– Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch or D = Dinner
– English or French speaking guide
– Entrance fee to indicated sights
– Boat trip in Mekong

EXCLUDING: International flight (Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh), Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance…

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid     30 Sep’12)

A MOMENT OF VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

Standard

First

Superior

2 pax

    653     702     891

3 – 6 pax

    597     646     831

7 -10 pax

    492     540     736

11 – 14 pax

    458     501     692

15 – 19 Paxs

    445     495     696

20 – Upwards

    429     478     671

Single supplement

    125     170     352

Full board supplement

    150     150     150

NOTES:
– FOC means Free Of Charge applied to the tour leader escorting the group of 15 people & onwards.
– Standard Class is applied to 2-star hotels
– First Class is applied to 3-star hotels
– Superior Class is applied to 4-star hotels
– Deluxe Class is applied to 5-star hotels

NOTE: The supplement for the current airfare (Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh) is US$ 175/person (This airfare could be changed at the time of booking or issuance without prior notices)

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Echo From The Legends


Day 1: ARRIVAL – HANOI (-/-/-)

On arrival at Noi Bai Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel for a check-in.
The rest of time, you will be free on your own to refresh after a long flight.
O/N in Ha Noi.

Ha Noi - Vietnam Travel Packages Day 2: HANOI – FULL DAY OF CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
Today we commence our sightseeing of Hanoi with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. We follow this with a visit to the Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university, and the Ethnology Museum which displays an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnam’s ethnic minorities with their own traditions, cultures & life-styles. The peaceful lake of Hoan Kiem with its sacred temple and the bustling Dong Xuan Market are also visited before taking 1-hour cyclo around the old quarters.
Lastly, you will have a chance to enjoy a very unique traditional art performance named Water Puppet Show.
O/N in Ha Noi.

Day 3: HANOI – HA LONG BAY (B/-/-)
At 08:30: you will be driven to Ha Long bay.
12.30 We are welcome on the traditional junk and have welcome drink. Start the boat trip to visit Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. This picturesque “Dragon descending to the sea” Bay has 1,969 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Visit of a grotto then seafood lunch on board.
The excursion includes the visit to Con Cho Island, Dinh Huong Island, Canh Buom Island, Ga Choi Island. Swimming on Titop or Hoa Cuong beach. Watching sunset. Fishing with seine and owing bamboo boat (on request).
Dinner and overnight on board.

Ha Long - Vietnam Travel Packages Day 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI – COOKING CLASS (B/-/-)
Breakfast on board or getting the breakfast box.
Continue to visit other corners of Halong Bay. Brunch is served on board.
11h30: Transfer back to Hanoi with stopover at Dong Trieu ceramic village.
16h00: Arrive in Hanoi.

* Optional Cooking Class: (Upon your request)
At around 18:00, you will have a chance to take a Cooking class at Anh Tuyet Restaurant to learn 3 traditional dishes of Hanoi. ( Ms Pham Anh Tuyet, owner of the restaurant at 25 Ma May Street, still keeps original characteristics of traditional dishes:
+ Nem (Spring- rolls).
+ Ca Hap ( Steamed Fish with dill).
+ Nom (Mixed Salad).
This restaurant is a rare destination that keeps specific characteristics of old Hanoi, therefore many foreign tourists come there.
Apart from introducing Hanoi’s dishes, over the past years, Ms Tuyet has taught foreigners how to cook traditional dishes. Profits are not all the things that count to her. What she likes is to help foreigners have comprehensive understanding of a close, noble but luxury Hanoi.)
O/N in Hanoi

Day 5: HANOI – SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
After having breakfast, you will be at leisure until transferred to Noi Bai airport for a departure flight to Siem Reap.
Upon arrival, you will be met & escorted to your hotel for a check-in
O/N in Siem Reap.

Siem Reap - Cambodia Tours Day 6: SIEM REAP (-/-/-)
In this morning, we will start visiting the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple(unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex cover 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five tower symbolize Meru’s five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond
Sunset from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat.
O/N at hotel.

Day 7: SIEM REAP – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, you will continue your temple visits. Included are Prasat Kravan (with its unique brick sculptures), Srah Srang (“The Royal Boths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the “Mountain Temple” of Pre Rup until sunset.
In the afternoon, transfer to the archaeological site and continue to the temple tour. Visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery, then, visit Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temples. Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination.

INCLUDING:
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
• Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch or D = Dinner
• English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
* Cooking class
• Boat trip in Halong

EXCLUDING: International flights (Hanoi – Siem Reap), Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance…

* Notes:
+ FOC means Free Of Charge applied to the tour leader escorting the group of 15 people & onwards.
+ Standard Class is applied to 2-star hotels
+ First Class is applied to 3-star hotels
+ Superior Class is applied to 4-star hotels
+ Deluxe Class is applied to 5-star hotels

Cost in US$ per person in the party (Valid until 30 Sep’09 )

ECHO FROM THE LEGENDS

Standard

First

Superior

2 pax

591

671

852

3 – 6 pax

548

616

797

7 -10 pax

461

530

700

11 – 14 pax

423

491

681

15 – 19 pax

419

490

670

20 pax & plus

394

453

642

Single supplement

142

221

402

Full board supplement

150

150

150

* Note: The supplement for the current airfare (Ha Noi – Siem Reap) is US$ 241/person (This airfare could be changed at the time of booking or issuance without prior notices)

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Cambodia Explorer

DAY 1: Arrival – PHNOM PENH (-/-/-)
On arrival at Po Chen Tong Airport , you are met and transferred to hotel. The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom, which provides an interesting view over the surroundings. O/N in Phnom Penh.

DAY 2 : PHNOM PENH (B/-/-)
The sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh continues with the Royal University of Fine Arts, where the young Cambodians learn the ancient arts of their ancestors. A view of numerous children practicing the graceful movements of the beautiful national dances is impressive. The next stop of our trip is the National Museum, exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th centuries, but some date from as early as the 4th century. Heading out of town we visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious ‘Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek, which will give us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. We have time this afternoon, exploring Psar Toul Tom Pong, also called the “ Russian Market”, where anything and everything is for sales. O/N in Phnom Penh.

DAY 3: PHNOM PENH – RATTANAKIRI (B/L/-)
Today we board a short flight to Banlung, the capital city of Rattanakiri Province. After checking into hotel we drive to Wat Phnom Soui to catch our first view over the plateau and Banlung Town. We follow this with a trip to Cha Oug Waterfalls and Yeak Laom Park, a protected area, which is looked after and managed by the regional authority .The main attraction of this area is Yeak Laom Lake, a volcanic crater lake believed to have been created about 700,000 years ago. Surrounded by forest up to the crater rim, the spectacular lake is a beautiful oasis and a great place for a refreshing swim! We will walk along the lake-side and visit the simple visitor center, which exhibits different tools from the various tribes. O/N in Banlung.

DAY 4: BANLUNG – TAMPOUM TOTEMS – BANLUNG (B/L/-)
Heading out of the town , we make our way to Voeune Say which is one of the main villages by the Se San River. The road conditions are rough in this region and the travel is somewhat arduous. We arrives at Voeune Say and are sure to attract attention since this part of the country receive very few tourists. After a short walk through this village, we will embark on a traditional wooden long boat navigating on the scenic Se San River which gives us a taste of adventure and an enjoyable visit to the Tampoun, Kroeng and Brou minority people. They are very poor but have rich and interesting culture. O/N in Banlung.

DAY 5: BANLUNG – KROEUNG TERRITORI – BANLUNG (B/L/-)
The journey northwards begins as we depart the town and pass various scenic landscape changing from the volcanic lava field of Veyrum Plang to the village of Kroeung. The Kroeung people have the curious custom of erecting bachelor houses standing on long bamboo poles. These houses will remain so till the young man finds a wife. After a short walk around this seldom visited village we continue driving to the Bai Srog , an impressive waterfall with seven levels in the middle of the forest. A swim in the clean and refreshing mountain water is highly recommended. O/N in Banlung.

DAY 6 : BANLUNG – STUNGTRENG (B/-/-)
The morning market of Balung also attracts a wide array of hill tribe people who converge from the surrounding the mountainsides to trade their goods. After an enjoyable walk around this congregation we set off on a rough but scenic drive to Stungtreng. These back roads are a great way to explore the real Cambodia. We see very few other travellers, mostly rural dwellers who are just as interested in finding out about our lives as we are of theirs. On arrival in Stungtreng we have time to stroll around this outpost town. There is not many thing to see Stungtreng apart from the countryside and few temples. O/N in Stungtreng.

DAY 7 : STUNGTRENG – KRATIE (B/-/-)
Upon leaving Stungtreng, we board a local boat navigating down stream on the Mekong River to Kratie, a lovely riverside town. The pace is very relaxed, a perfect way to observe the rural life close up. After checking into hotel in Kratie we transfer out to explore a complex of temple, containing Phnom Sambok and Kampi, which boast the major sights in this region. A view over the surrounding area from the temple is impressive. The next stop of our trip is Phnom Srey and Phnom Pros. A part of the pleasure of travelling in Kratie is the simple joy of catching a glimpse of the endangered Irrawaddy Dolphin and seeing the dramatic sunset over the river. O/N in Kratie.

Kompong ChamDAY 8 : KRATIE – KOMPONG CHAM (B/-/-)
The river dolphins and the many old architectural structures are a highlight of Kratie although conditions are very basic. We explore this charming town when we walk along the roads spotted with many charming Khmer houses and make fun with waving kids. Afterwards we embark again on a local boat for a tranquil paced trip to Kompong Cham. This town has plenty of interesting sights, some of which are old colonial buildings and Wat Nokhor, containing the ancient temple and modern style pagoda. We then spend the rest of today on our own. There are few little bars by the riverside, all ideal places for visitors to sample local foods and explore the local life. O/N in Kompong Cham.

DAY 9: KOMPONG CHAM – KOMPONG THOM (B/-/-)
The following destination of our trip is Kompong Thom. We drive past Cambodia ‘s biggest growing rubber area. The deep contrast of lush vegetation and red surface of basaltic soil is incredible. Along the way we make stop over at Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei, two hills whose names were translated as the ‘man hill’ and the ‘woman hill’. On arrival in Kompong Thom, we visit some nearby villages and climb 980 steps to the top of Phnom Santuk for an impressive sunset view over the surrounding areas. O/N in Kompong Thom.

DAY 10: KOMPONG THOM – SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
An early morning departure to the archeological sight of Sambor Prei Kuk , which is dotted with hundred pre-angkor styled temples. The road conditions are very poor, but the spectacular scenery of this ancient ruins, with a mixture of temples and forest makes the hardship all worthwhile. We then continue our journey to Siem Reap. This town is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire , which is dated from 802 AD to 1350 AD. This stunning and extensive site sprawls through the dense jungle, over an area of 60 square miles. O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 11: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TEMPLES (B/-/-)
Today we 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. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 12: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TEMPLES (B/-/-)
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. We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. The grand circuit with Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup Temples, is also visited this afternoon before we walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill for a view of the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments. O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 13: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
There is free time for you own exploration of the town and strolling around the shopping areas. The trip ends after your transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure.

Cost in US$ per person in the party (Valid until 30 Sep’09 ) CAMBODIA EXPLORER TOUR
Standard Class First Class Superior Class
2 pax
3 – 6 pax
7 -10 pax
11 – 14pax
15 – 19pax
20 pax up
Single supplement
Full board supplement

INCLUDING:
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation in hotels ( twin shared room)
• Domestic flight Phnom Penh – Banlun
• Boat trip Stungtreng – Kompong Cham
• English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Daily breakfast ( B)

EXCLUDING: Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance…

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Mekong Soft Adventure Tour

Day 1: Arrival – HO CHI MINH CITY (-/-/-)Vietnam Travel Packages
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel for check in.
The afternoon we stroll around Saigon’s downtown.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: CITY TOUR + CU CHI TUNNELS (B/-/-)
A half-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City takes in the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, and a lacquerware factory. Then transfer to Chinatown to visit Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market.
Afternoon: Transfer about 30km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi town. Cu Chi tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels, the tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to crawl along.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: HO CHI MINH CITY – MY THO – BEN TRE – CAN THO (B/L/-)
In the morning, transfer to My Tho, take a boat trip downstream to Ben Tre, where you have the opportunity to discover the local people life in Mekong Delta with coconut candy mill, fruit gardens followed by fruit tasting, rice paper mill… Biking or transfer by horse carriage on village road. Lunch at a local restaurant on island with local specialty of “Deep fried Elephant – Eared fish”. End then proceed to Can Tho.
Arrive in Can Tho, the city located on Mekong Delta bank.
O/N in Can Tho.

Day 4: CAN THO – CHAU DOC (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Ninh Kieu wharf for a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market. Time for taking part to the local activities and photo shoot. Then continue by boat through small canals to see more local daily life. Walk to visit small boat building local village before returning to the wharf. The car picks up and proceed to Chau Doc. Arrive in Chau Doc, visit of Sam Mountain and Chua Su Temple.
O/N in Chau Doc.

Vietnam Travel PackagesDay 5: CHAU DOC – PHNOM PENH by boat (B/-/-)
Morning boat trip to visit fisher villages. Then board on high-speed boat to Phnom Penh. Arrive in Phnom Penh in the afternoon. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh wharf, meets and transfers to hotel.
PM: At leisure.
O/N in Phnom Penh.

Day 6: PHNOM PENH (B/-/-)
The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom before continuing to the National Museum, dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th Century), but some date from as early as the 4th Century. The Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious ‘Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek are not to be missed. A visit to these sights provides us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge.
O/N in Phnom Penh.

Day 7: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP by boat (B/-/-)
After breakfast, board on high-speed boat for an excursion on TonleSap Lake to Siem Reap. Arrive in Siem Reap in the early afternoon.
PM: In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex cover 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five tower symbolize Meru’s five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond
Sunset from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat
O/N in Siem Reap.

Day 8: SIEM REAP (B/-/-)Cambodia Tours
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple(unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
PM: Visit the floating village of the Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia and the largest in Asia
In the afternoon, visit “Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap and time at leisure at the local market.
O/N in Siem Reap.

Day 9: SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, you will continue your temple visits. Included are Prasat Kravan (with its unique brick sculptures), Srah Srang (“The Royal Boths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the “Mountain Temple” of Pre Rup.
In the afternoon, transfer to the archaeological site and continue to the temple tour. Visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery
Then, visit Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temples.
O/N in Siem Reap.

Day 10: SIEM REAP – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel. Ai leisure until transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to the next destination.

Cost in US$ per person in the party (valid 30 Dec’09) MEKONG SOFT ADVENTURE TOUR
Standard First Superior
2 pax On request On request On request
3 – 6 pax
7 -10 pax
11 – 14 pax
15 – 19 pax
20 pax & plus
Single supplement
Full board supplement

INCLUDING:
• Accommodations at hotel
• Transfers by private A/C vehicles as per the program
• Boat ticket Chau Doc – Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
• English or French speaking guides
• Meals: L = Lunch, D = Dinner
• All entrance fees, boat fees where mentioned
• Cold mineral water & towel during the trips

EXCLUDING:
• Visa fee to Vietnam & Cambodia
• Travel insurance against any personal injury of illness and damage of the property incurred during the course of this trip.
• International air tickets to Saigon (Vietnam) and from Siem Reap (Cambodia).
• Departure airport tax.
• Personal expenses such as: drinks, phone calls, laundry, tip…etc.

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Grand Indochina Tour

Day 1: Arrival – HO CHI MINH City (-/-/-)Vietnam Travel Packages
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you are met and transferred to hotel for check in.
An afternoon city tour of Ho Chi Minh City includes the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, a lacquerware factory, and the Chinatown with Binh Tay Market and Thien Hau Pagoda.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: CU CHI – TAY NINH (B/-/-)
Depart for Cu Chi and visit an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Proceed to Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai region founded on 1926. On arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day mass when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism, Christianity and Buddhism.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: MY THO & BEN TRE (B/L/-)
In the morning, transfer to My Tho, take a boat trip downstream to Ben Tre, where you have the opportunity to discover the local people life in Mekong Delta with coconut candy mill, fruit gardens followed by fruit tasting, rice paper mill… Biking or transfer by horse carriage on village road. Lunch at a local restaurant on island with local specialty of “Deep fried Elephant – Eared fish”.
Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 4: HO CHI MINH CITY – DANANG – HOIAN (B/-/-)
At leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for flight to Da Nang.
On arrival at Da Nang Airport, you are met and transferred to Hoi An, which was originally one of major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Visit of Hoi An Town with its low tiled houses of Chinese appearance, Japanese covered bridge, brightly painted temples and pagodas make it one of Vietnam’s most delightful places.
O/N in Hoi An.

Vietnam Travel PackagesDay 5: HOIAN – HUE (B/-/-)
Transfer to visit Marble Mountains with its beautiful grottoes and temples. Then continue to visit Cham Museum and proceed to Hue. The scenic 4-hour drive via Hai Van Pass offers spectacular views of mountains, the sea, idyllic beaches and villages.
O/N in Hue.

Day 6: HUE CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
Morning boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda and Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Then continue by car to visit the Royal Mausoleum of Tu Duc. Afternoon, time to visit Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 and experience the local people life in Dong Da market.
O/N in Hue.

Day 7: HUE – HANOI (B/-/-)
A short morning flight to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. On arrival, we enjoy a half-day city tour with the Temple of Literature well known as Vietnam’s first university, and the Ethnology Museum then Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quanh Thanh Temple. Lastly, we have a cyclo ride around the old quarter streets to discover the local people life.
O/N in Hanoi.

Day 8: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/-/-)
We continue visiting Ha Noi with Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the One Pillar Pagoda, House on Stilts. After having lunch at local restaurant, we drive to Ha Long Bay with stopover in Hai Phong, the biggest port town of northern Vietnam.
O/N in Ha Long.

Day 9: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/-/-)
A 5-hour boat trip to visit Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. This picturesque “Dragon descending to the sea” Bay has 1,969 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Visit of a grotto then seafood lunch on board. Drive back to Hanoi. Evening: Water puppets show, the unique Vietnam traditional art.
O/N in Hanoi.

Day 10: HANOI – HOALU – TAMCOC – HANOI (B/-/-)Vietnam Travel Packages
Transfer to Hoa Lu, the sight of Vietnam’s capital during 10th and 11th century. Visit of Dinh and Le Temples, and then continue to Tam Coc, a boat trip on a river through “Ha Long inland” – the quiet and peaceful landscape of rice fields surrounded by limestone formations to visit three grottoes of Tam Coc. Drive back to Ha Noi.
O/N in Ha Noi.

Day 11: HANOI – LUANG PRABANG (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to our hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty temples still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang.
O/N in Luang Prabang.

Day 12: LUANG PRABANG & PAK OU Cave (B/L/-)
Following breakfast, we depart hotel to the boat landing, and take an excursion (a few hours) by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height.
En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away. Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant.
We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue to drive outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
O/N in Luang Prabang.

Laos ToursDay 13: LUANG PRABANG – KUANGSI WATERFALL (B/L/-)
An morning breakfast, before we take a drive (30 km South) to visit Kuangsi Waterfall, which, though not very high, is spectacular and really beautiful with its green surroundings as the preserved National park. We stop en-route, stop to visit a fresh produced market namely Talad Phosy, and also visit Ban Na Oune, a small village of a hill-tribe group “Hmong”, probably the best-known minority group in Laos. Just before arriving at Kuangsi waterfall, there is another village of Khmu minority group, namely Ban Tha Pane that we will visit.
Our picnic lunch is served at the shady park nearby Kuangsi waterfall. There is plenty of time for relaxing and a swim in cool water, before we head back to Luang Prabang in the late afternoon. The rest of the day is spent by visiting various craft-shops, including silver smiths’ and also Hmong market in town, where some skilled embroidery-works of Hmong ladies can be seen.
O/N in Luang Prabang.

Day 14: LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE (B/-/-)
In the morning, visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc. Transfer to Luang Prabang airport for flight Vientiane.
Meet on arrival and you are welcome to Vientiane, the city of the moon – an ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong as the largest city and the capital of Laos. Transfer to hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of Vientiane, to visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land-mark of Vientiane.
O/N in Vientiane.

Day 15: VIENTIANE – PHNOM PENH (B/-/-)
After breakfast, a short flight to Phnom Penh.
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport, meets and transfers to hotel
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport, meets and transfers to hotel
Visit the Victory Monument and the National Museum, the Royal Palace, built by the French in 1866 on the site of the old town, and Silver Pagoda, which located within the Royal Palace ground.
You will then end your tour with a visit to Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree lined avenues of the city during sunset
O/N at hotel.

Day 16: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Phnom Penh airport for departure to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, meets and transfers to hotel
Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple(unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex cover 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five tower symbolize Meru’s five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond
Sunset from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat
O/N at hotel.

Day 17: SIEM REAP (B/-/-)Cambodia Tours
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, you will continue your temple visits. Included are Prasat Kravan (with its unique brick sculptures), Srah Srang (“The Royal Boths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the “Mountain Temple” of Pre Rup.
In the afternoon, transfer to the archaeological site and continue to the temple tour. Visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery
Then, visit Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temples
O/N at hotel.

Day 18: SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
Morning, drive to Kbal Spean. Walk 45 minutes through the forest to the top of the hill to reach Kbal Spean, the “Thousand Linga River.” Discover the 10th-12th century sculptures chiseled into the rocky riverbed, the Royal Bath and the waterfall
Then, continue to the enchanting temple of the Banteay Srei, nearly everyone’s favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carvings
In the afternoon, visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to the “anastylosis” restoration method being used. The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of mountain people that inhabited the region at the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably related to the Khmers. No inscriptions have been found at this temple, but the style of most of the architecture is of the classic art of the middle period, similar to Angkor Wat. The proportions of Banteay Samre are splendid. A unique feature is an interior moat with laterite paving, which when filled with water must have given an ethereal atmosphere to the temple
Return to Siem Reap at the end of the afternoon
O/N at hotel.

Day 19: SIEM REAP – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
Visit the floating village of the Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a traditional wooden boat for a ride on the Tonle Sap, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia and the largest in Asia
In the afternoon, visit “Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecoles” of Siem Reap and time at leisure at the local market (if time permits)
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to the next destination.

Cost in US$ per person in the party of (valid 31 Dec’07) GRAND INDOCHINA TOUR
Standard First Superior
2 pax 2,207 2,242 2,586
3 – 6 pax 1,964 2,033 2,388
7 -10 pax 1,721 1,840 2,172
11 – 14 pax 1,617 1,750 2,118
15 – 19 pax 1,604 1,744 2,107
20 pax & plus 1,546 1,692 2,051
Single supplement 332 516 829
Full board supplement 306 340 510

INCLUDING:
• Accommodation in hotels (twin shared room)
• Air tickets: Saigon – Danang, Hue – Hanoi, Hanoi – Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang – Vientiane, Vientiane – Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh – Siem Reap.
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = lunch
• English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Boat trips
• Cool waters & towels on the car/van/coach

EXCLUDING:
• Visa fee to Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia
• Travel insurance against any personal injury of illness and damage of the property incurred during the course of this trip.
• International air tickets to Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) and from Siem Reap (Cambodia).
• Departure airport tax.
• Personal expenses such as: drinks, phone calls, laundry, tip…etc.

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14 Days Trekking Cambodia Angkor and Mondokiri Mountain

Day 1 :        Arrival at Siem Reap. You meet your guide at the airport. Transfer to the Hotel. Rest of the day, free to visit the town. Dinner at your leisure. Night at the Hotel in Siem Reap. (-)

Day 2:         Trekking in the countryside and on the Old Royal Route, to discover the lost temple Chao Srei Vibol. Visit of the temple and the pagoda. We carry on to the Roluos temples across the villages – visit of the Bakong mountain temple. We sleep in a typical Khmer house in the village. (3-4 hours trekking). (B,L,D)

Day 3:         Departure to the lost temple Beng Melea, still caught in the deep jungle. Visit of the temple. Transfer to the Phnom Kulen Mountain. Trekking along the pilgrim path up to the summit of the Phnom Kulen, the sacred mountain of the Khmer. Lunch and bath at the waterfall. In the afternoon, we are trekking across the forest and the villages. Bivouac in a village with the inhabitants or in the pagoda at the summit of the mountain (4 h trekking, level + 350m). (B,L,D)

Day 4:         Trekking across the jungle, the plain of limestone and high grasses to discover deep in the jungle the exceptional site Srah Dumrei, imposing monoliths (elephant and tiger) of 6 m height made of sandstone, dating 10th century.

We leave the mountain to head on to Kbal Spean, the sculptured river of the “Thousand Lingas”, discover by foot the site and have a picnic. Then visit of the temple Bantey Srei and the village at sunset. We return to Siem Reap to spend the night at the Hotel. (4 h trekking, level -350/+150 m). (B,L,D)

Day 5:         You leave the Hotel on the bikes to head on to the South Gate of Angkor Thom to discover the ramparts (6 km long) of this old city, still covered by the jungle to get to the tower of the 4 faces, the Bayon temple. We take lunch. Visit of Angkor Thom, the great royal city. Visit of Ta Phrom and trekking along the Baray, to get to Ta Nei and the famous Preah Khan and 1h massage at Frangipani APA. Night at the Hotel in Siem Reap (4 h, 3 h spent in the temples and 1 cycling day). (B,L,D)

Day 6:         The morning is dedicated to Angkor Wat. We take lunch there. Transfer to the isolated temple Bantey Samré, trekking along the dike of the Baray to discover the villages. We arrive at the Royal Basin of Srah Sang for sunset. Night spent in Siem Reap. (4 – 5 h trekking). (B,L,D)

Day 7:         We walk along the Siem Reap river up to the lake, to discover the multicoloured villagers life. Every year, the water level of the Tonle Sap, the Big Lake of Cambodia, varies from 4 to 8 m, inundating land and forest of this region from August to January. The wooden dugout canoes will allow us to get inside the forests. If the water level is low, we will discover the floating villages and cruise up the Sangker River, along the bird sanctuary of Prek Toal. Visit of other floating villages to observe the fishing technique, fishpond and crocodile breeding. We bivouac in a village. (B,L,D)

                   The program of this journey can be modified according to the hydrological conditions.

Day 8:         We return by boat and depart for Kompong Thom and  Kompong Cham. (B,L,D)

Day 9:         Departure with a van to Sen Monorom (province of Mondolkiri). In case of bad road conditions, we might use a pick-up (4×4). At evening, visit of the village and it’s surrounding. Night spent in a guesthouse in Sen Monorom. (B,L,D)

Day 10:       Journey of trekking and on elephant back in this wild region to admire it’s many waterfalls.  We cross the jungle covered hills to meet the Phnong, a minority ethnic population. We watch the way they grow their rice on the dry ground and how they are weaving. Lunch is taken near a waterfall lost in the jungle. We continue trekking and on elephant back and spend the night with the villagers or bivouacking in the jungle if the conditions allow it. (journey of trekking and elephant riding). (B,L,D)

Day 11:       Trekking starts early in the morning in this wild animal region. We cross forests and hills, stop and relax at a waterfall. In the afternoon, we climb up the hill of Sen Monorom to visit the pagoda and enjoy the panoramic view. Return to Sen Monorom. Night spent in the guesthouse of Sen Monorom (4 h walking). (B,L,D)

Day 12:       Departure by minibus or pick-up (4×4) for Kratie, old colonial town of the Mekong. Visit of the waterfalls of Kampi. By canoe we cruise on the Mekong to watch the dolphins. Night spent in Kratie. (B,L,D)

Day 13:       Early morning visit of the old colonial town Kratie (2 h walking). We take a bus to Phnom Penh. Cruise the Mekong at PHN for the sunset and spend the night in a Hotel in Phnom Penh. (B,L)

Day 14:       Visit of the National Museum, Silver Pagoda and “Russian” market for last shopping opportunity (2 h walking). Night spent in the Hotel. Transfer to the airport for your international return flight. (B)

 

During your stay in Siem Reap, you will have, of course, the opportunity to visit the main temples of Angkor through the “small” and “big” circuits of the archaeological park: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Terraces of Lepper King and Elephants etc…

NET PRICE IN USD

per person in sharing double room :


  3 pax 4 pax 5 pax 6-8 pax 9-15 pax
 High Season 1600 1365 1230 1150 1125
Low season (MAY/JUNE/SEP 2010) 1550 1310 1150 1065 1055

SINGLE : 190 USD

Inclusive:

  • bed & Breakfast except meal on D1 and in Phnom Penh
  • nights spent in the villages (mattresses, cushions and mosquito-nets are supplied, bed sheet not provided)
  • transportation
  • meal mentioned in the program
  • local English/French speaking guide
  • 1h massage Aromatherapy at Frangipani SPA (www.frangipanisiemreap.com)

Not Inclusive:

  • entrance fees in the temples and sites
  • meal on D1 and in Phnom Penh
  • international flight
  • airport taxes
  • drinks
  • personal expenses
  • personal insurances
  • tips
  • banking fees for money transfer

PLEASE PROVIDE A PERSONAL WATER BOTTLE IN ORDER TO REDUCE PLASTIC RUBBISH AND YOUR OWN BED SHEET FOR THE OVERNIGHTS IN THE VILLAGES.

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Unique Indochina Tour

Day 1: Arrival – HANOI (-/-/-)
Ha Long BayYou are met on arrival at Noi Bai Airport & transferred to hotel for check in.
In the afternoon, you will be driven to visit the Temple of Literature known as Vietnam’s first university & Museum of Ethnology. And lastly, you will have a chance to take a tour by cyclo around the old quarter streets to discover the local people life. O/N in Ha Noi.

Day 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/-/-)

In this morning, we will take a sightseeing tour to Ho Chi Minh Complex including the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this complex is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. After having lunch at restaurant, we will keep going ahead to Ha Long Bay.
O/N in Halong

Day 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/L/-)
Take a 5-hour boat trip to visit Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. This picturesque “Dragon descending to the sea” Bay has 1,969 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes. Visit of a grotto then seafood lunch on board. Drive back to Hanoi.
Evening: Water puppets show, the unique Vietnam traditional art.
O/N in Ha Noi.

Day 4: HANOI – LUANG PRABANG (B/-/-)
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. Arrive in Luang Prabang and transfer to our hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of the sacred city of temples, of which nearly fifty temples still remain in the town and surrounding areas. Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang.
O/N in Luang Prabang.

Pakou caveDay 5: LUANG PRABANG & PAK OU Cave (B/L/-)
Following breakfast, we depart hotel to the boat landing, and take an excursion (a few hours) by boat, upstream on the Mekong to visit Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height.
En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away. Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant.
We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue to drive outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.
O/N in Luang Prabang.

Day 6: LUANG PRABANG – VIENTIANE (B/-/-)
In the morning, visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc. Transfer to Luang Prabang airport for flight Vientiane.
Meet on arrival and you are welcome to Vientiane, the city of the moon – an ancient city, situated on the bend on the left bank of the Mekong as the largest city and the capital of Laos. Transfer to hotel for check-in.
In the afternoon, we take a sightseeing tour of Vientiane, to visit religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple to have been survived from the Siamese war of 1828 and its cloister contains more than 8000 Buddha statues; Wat Ho Prakeo, the former home-temple of the Emerald Buddha statue or Pra Keo, but today it contains a collection of Buddha statues, antiques and all artifacts found in around Vientiane; That Luang Stupa, the single most important monument in Laos, which was built to cover the original small stupa containing a piece of the chest bone of Buddha; Patouxay (Arch de Triumph), built quite recently in commemoration of those who died during the wars in the past and it is today as the land-mark of Vientiane.
O/N in Vientiane.

Day 7: VIENTIANE – PHNOM PENH (B/-/-)
After breakfast, a short flight to Phnom Penh.
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport, meets and transfers to hotel
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport by morning flight, you will be welcome by our friendly tour guide then accompany you to the hotel. The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. This morning start visit Wat Phnom (rebuild in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926), a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Then visit Yeay Penh’s statue (grand mother Penh) at southwest of the hills, who found four statues of the Buddha and she was build a hill or Phnom in AD 1372 for placed a shrine on top to the house the precious artifacts. The Victory Monument, build in 1955, it is the symbolize Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. Then visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.
PM: In the afternoon, visit National Museum, it was build in 1917and designed in Khmer style by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts. The museum has a good collection of Khmer sculptures dating from the pre-Angkor period (4th centuries) to post-Angkor period (14th centuries). Then visit Royal Palace; built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, Silver Pagoda, Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. When you exit from the Royal Palaces, Then continue your visit to the riverfront, it is the most popular place for the tourist. The view of the confluence of Mekong and Tonle Sap River is the geographically unique.
O/N at hotel.

Day 8: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the notorious Killing Fields ” Choeung Ek” 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975—1979). Then return back on the way drop and visit to the handicraft shop, spa and vocational training restaurant. This place was created in 1996 by Pour un Sourire d’ Enfant (PSE) www.pse.asso.fr. Is the NGO that aims to rescue Cambodian children who are forced to scavenge through the rubbish dumps to survive, especially around Steung Mean Chey garbage dump in Phnom Penh. Today we prefer you to have your own lunch over there.
PM: Visit Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmei), the distinctive art-deco styling of this market makes it stand out among the architecture of Phnom Penh, where you can shop for souvenirs, clothes, jewelry, silver products, then transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for short flight to Siem Reap. On arrival met and transfer to hotel for check in. The town of Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which is home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire dating from 802 AD to 1350 AD. This stunning and extensive site sprawls through the dense jungle, over an area of 60 square miles
O/N at Siem Reap

Siem ReapDay 9: SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
(Optional tour to view sunrise at early morning will be paid by yourself)
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant on your own

PM: Visit Angkor National Museum & to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a 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, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng Hills. Dinner and enjoy with Aspara Dance Show at local restaurant, O/N at Siem Reap.
(Optional tour with either elephant or balloon riding will be paid by yourself)
O/N at hotel.

Day 10: SIEM REAP – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast hotel
AM: Visit Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Lunch at local restaurant on your own
PM: Visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang (“The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century C.E, the first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone. Then transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure to next destination by evening flight.

Cost in US$ per person in the party (Valid 30 Sep’09 ) UNIQUE INDOCHINA TOUR
Standard First Superior
2 pax 1,134 1,206 1,404
3 – 6 pax 1,020 1,103 1,299
7 -10 pax 881 940 1,158
11 – 14 pax 806 871 1,084
15 – 19 pax 767 851 1,071
20 pax & plus 737 808 1,034
Single supplement 198 250 447
Full board supplement 210 210 210

* Note: The supplement for the current airfare (Hanoi — Luang Prabang) is US$ 175/person & (Vientiane – Phnom Penh) is US$ 176/person (This airfare could be changed at the time of booking or issuance without prior notices)

INCLUDING:
• Accommodation in hotels (twin shared room)
• Air tickets: Luang Prabang – Vientiane, Phnom Penh – Siem Reap.
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = lunch
• English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Boat trips
• Cool waters & towels on the car/van/coach

EXCLUDING:
• Visa fee to Vietnam, Laos & Cambodia
• Travel insurance against any personal injury of illness and damage of the property incurred during the course of this trip.
• International air tickets to Hanoi (Vietnam) and from Siem Reap (Cambodia).
• Departure airport tax.
• Personal expenses such as: drinks, phone calls, laundry, tip…etc.

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16 days cycling cambodia Angkor, river and mountains

ITINERARY

D1- Phnom Penh
Arrival in Phnom Penh. Meeting of our staff at the airport and transfer to the city. First discovery of the Cambodian capital. Night at Hotel.

D2 – Visit of the National Museum and Silver Pagoda. Ride on a rickshaw through the town. At sunset excursion with the boat on the Mekong river. Night at Hotel.

D3 – The coast of the Gulf of Siam
Departure by bus for the province of Takeo, known for its countless ricefields scattered with palmtrees. Discover a temple of the XI century. Cross the province of Kampot and visit the very old site of Kampong Tralach, with its pagoda craved in a topografic karst.
By bike we cross the ricefields to join the sea at Kep, old colonial town. Night in a guesthouse in Kep. 40 to 60 km cycling.

D4– Boattrip to a lonely island with white sand. Swimming and lunch. Return to Kep and get on the bikes to discover the regions of Kep and Kampot. Night at the guesthouse in Kep. 30 km cycling.

D5– Morning free at your leisure then heading back by public bus to Phnom Penh (250 km). Night at the Hotel.

D6 –Battambang
Departure with Public bus through the provinces of Kampong Chhnang and Pursat to join the city of Battambang (300 km). After lunch we cross the country side on cycling and visit Phnom Banon, temple of the XI century, situated on top of the hill. Enjoy a panoramique view of the rice fields of Battambang. We are heading now to the Phnom Sampeaou (mountain of the Sampan), to visit a pagoda and cave on the top. Night in Battambang. 40 km cycling 

D7– We cycle to the temple of Vat Ek of the XI century situated in a bucolic landscape. On the way, visit of the traditional villages along the river. Afternoon, we take a small train across the ricefields to visit a village cultivating rice. Night at Hotel in Battambang. 30 km cycling.

D8 –Lake of Tonle Sap
Departure on the boat to cruise down the Sangker river until the Tonle Sap lake. Visit of the floating villages of Prek Toal and Chong Khnea. Night in a houseboat.

D9 –Every year, the level of the Tonle Sap varies between 4 to 8 m and inundates land end forest of this region (from July to January). According to the season, we can penetrate with canoes in to the inundated forests of the Tonle Sap. If the water level i slow, we discover with canoes the bird sanctuary of Prek Toal, labeled by the UNESCO. We leave behind us the lake and take again our bikes to ride along the river across traditional fishing villages to get to Siem Reap, capital on the border of Angkor Wat. Cycling around town. Night at the Hotel in Siem Reap. 20 km cycling.

D10– Temples of Angkor
With the bikes, first discovery of the main temples of Angkor Wat, across small trails and forest. Sunset at Pre Rup temple. Night at Hotel in Siem Reap. 40 km cycling.

D11– Visit of the royal city of Angkor Thom with the famous Bayon, temple situated in the center on each side 3 km distance to the wall. Walking and cycling further to smaller temples, isolated in the forest.
Dinner show with the traditional khmer Apsara dancers. Night at Hotel in Siem Reap. 40 km cycling.

D12 –   Cycling in the countryside and on the Old Royal Route, to discover the lost temple Chao Srei Vibol. Visit of the temple and the pagoda. We carry on to the Roluos temples across the villages – visit of the Bakong mountain temple. We sleep in a typical Khmer house in the village. (50km cycling)

D13–    Departure to the lost temple Beng Melea, still caught in the deep jungle. Visit of the temple. Transfer to the Phnom Kulen Mountain. Cycling up the Holly Mountain of Phnom Kulen to the summit, the sacred mountain of the Khmer. Lunch and bath at the waterfall. In the afternoon, we are cycling across the forest and the villages. Bivouac in a village with the inhabitants or in the pagoda at the summit of the mountain (40-60km cycling, level + 350m)

D14     Cycling or trekking across the jungle, the plain of limestone and high grasses to discover deep in the jungle the exceptional site Srah Dumrei, imposing monoliths (elephant and tiger) of 6 m height made of sandstone, dating 10th century.
We leave the mountain to head on to Kbal Spean, the sculptured river of the “Thousand Lingas”, discover by foot the site. Then visit of the temple Bantey Srei and the village at sunset. We return to Siem Reap to spend the night at the Hotel. (60km cycling, level -350/trekking+150 m)

D15 – Return to Siem Reap.
Visit Siem Reap town. Cycling to Pouk to visit the Silk National Center. Ride along the villages. 1h massage at Frangipani SPA http://www.frangipanisiemreap.com. Hotel in Siem Reap

D16–  Departure
Transfer to international Siem Reap airport.

During your stay in Siem Reap, you will have, of course, the opportunity to visit the main temples of Angkor through the “small” and “big” circuits of the archaeological park: Angkor Wat, Bayon, Terraces of Lepper King and Elephants etc.

Possibility to reverse the program. 

NET PRICE IN USD

per pax in sharing double room

 

 

5 pax

6-8 pax

9-15 pax

High season

1435

1345

1310

Low season MAY/JUN/SEP

1380

1285

1250

Single room 220 USD

Included in the price:
Full board service except meals in PHN
English/french speaking guide
Transportation including MB TREK4300, helmet, spare parts, tools, support vehicle.
1h massage at Frangipani SPA www,frangipanisiemreap.com

Not included in the price:
Temples/sites entrance fees
Meals in PHN
International flight
Drink
Tips
Individual insurance cover
Bank fees transfer

PLEASE PROVIDE A PERSONAL WATER BOTTLE IN ORDER TO REDUCE PLASTIC RUBBISH AND YOUR OWN BED SHEET FOR THE OVERNIGHTS IN THE VILLAGES.

Equipment and Health Notice

Please bring: clothes you can be active in (trainers, long-sleeve shirt, swimmers, hat, sunglasses), sunscreen, mosquito repellant, head torch, towel, personal toiletries including towel.

Please note that some destinations are some areas where malaria is present. Please consult your GP should you require information on malaria risk avoidance and treatment.

OPTIONS
5 days extension to the sea in Kampot and Sihanoukville province
5 days extension to Mondulkiri province for hill tribe and elephant trek
7 days extension from Lao/Vietnam/Thailand

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A Moment Of Vietnam & Campodia

Day 1: ARRIVAL – HO CHI MINH CITY (-/-/-) Sai-Gon
Upon arrival, you will be welcome by our guide & driver at airport then driven to your hotel for the check-in.
The rest of time, you will be free on your own to refresh after a long flight.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 2: HALF-DAY OF SIGHTSEEING + CU CHI TUNNELS (B/-/-)
In the morning, after having breakfast you will be picked up at hotel then take a half-day of city tour around Ho Chi Minh City with visits of the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, a lacquer-ware factory, and the bustling Chinatown with Binh Tay Market, Thien Hau Pagoda is not be missed as well.
Cu -Chi-TunnelIn the afternoon, you will be transferred about 30km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi town. Cu Chi tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The Cu Chi Tunnels consist of more than 200km of underground tunnels. This main axis system has many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters, and entrances to other tunnels, the tunnels are between 0.5 to 1m wide, just enough for a person to crawl along.
Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 3: FULL-DAY TO MY THO + BEN TRE (B/L/-) Me-Kong
In the morning, you will be transferred to My Tho, take a boat trip downstream to Ben Tre through floating market, where you have the opportunities to meet the locals there to learn about their daily life in Mekong Delta then take an outlook of natural sceneries along banks of river with coconut candy mill, fruit gardens followed by fruit tasting, rice paper mill… Biking or sitting on horse carriage to weave around the zigzag village roads. Later on, we will enjoy a lunch served at a local restaurant on island with local specialty of “Deep fried Elephant – Eared fish”. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 4: HO CHI MINH CITY – PHNOM PENH (B/-/-)
At leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for departure flight to Phnom Penh.
Phnom-PenhUpon arrival at Phnom Penh Airport by morning flight, you will be welcome by our friendly tour guide then accompany you to the hotel. The capital city of Phnom Penh was once considered the loveliest city of Indochina. Despite its recent turbulent history, it still maintains considerable charm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. This morning start visit Wat Phnom (rebuild in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926), a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Then visit Yeay Penh’s statue (grand mother Penh) at southwest of the hills, who found four statues of the Buddha and she was build a hill or Phnom in AD 1372 for placed a shrine on top to the house the precious artifacts. The Victory Monument, build in 1955, it is the symbolize Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. Then visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.

PM: In the afternoon, visit National Museum, it was build in 1917and designed in Khmer style by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts. The museum has a good collection of Khmer sculptures dating from the pre-Angkor period (4th centuries) to post-Angkor period (14th centuries). Then visit Royal Palace; built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, Silver Pagoda, Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. When you exit from the Royal Palaces, Then continue your visit to the riverfront, it is the most popular place for the tourist. The view of the confluence of Mekong and Tonle Sap River is the geographically unique.
O/N at hotel.

Day 5: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the notorious Killing Fields ” Choeung Ek” 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979). Then return back on the way drop and visit to the handicraft shop, spa and vocational training restaurant. This place was created in 1996 by Pour un Sourire d’ Enfant (PSE) . Is the NGO that aims to rescue Cambodian children who are forced to scavenge through the rubbish dumps to survive, especially around Steung Mean Chey garbage dump in Phnom Penh. Today we prefer you to have your own lunch over there.

Angkor WattPM: Visit Central Market (Phsar Thom Thmei), the distinctive art-deco styling of this market makes it stand out among the architecture of Phnom Penh, where you can shop for souvenirs, clothes, jewelry, silver products, then transfer to Phnom Penh Airport for short flight to Siem Reap. On arrival met and transfer to hotel for check in. The town of Siem Reap is our base for visiting the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which is home for the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire dating from 802 AD to 1350 AD. This stunning and extensive site sprawls through the dense jungle, over an area of 60 square miles
O/N at Siem Reap

Day 6: SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
(Optional tour to view sunrise at early morning will be paid by yourself)
Breakfast at hotel
AM: Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.

PM: Visit Angkor National Museum & to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a 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, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng Hills. Dinner and enjoy with Aspara Dance Show at local restaurant, O/N at Siem Reap.
(Optional tour with either elephant or balloon riding will be paid by yourself)
O/N at hotel.

Day 7: SIEM REAP – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast hotel
AM: Visit Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Lunch at local restaurant on your own.

PM: Visit the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang (“The Royal Baths” was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Keo, constructed in late 10th early 11th century C.E, the first temple to be constructed wholly of sandstone. Then transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure to next destination by evening flight.

INCLUDING:
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Domestic air-ticket: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap.
• Accommodation in hotels (shared twin room)
• Meals as indicated: B = breakfast, L = lunch or D = Dinner
• English or French speaking guide
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Boat trip in Mekong

EXCLUDING: International flight (Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh), Other meals, tip, drinks, airport tax, single room, personal expenses, insurance…

Cost in US$ per person in the party (Valid until 30 Sep’09 )

A MOMENT OF VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

Standard

First

Superior

2 pax

653

702

891

3 – 6 pax

597

646

831

7 -10 pax

492

540

736

11 – 14 pax

458

501

692

15 – 19 pax

445

495

696

20 pax & plus

429

478

671

Single supplement

125

170

352

Full board supplement

150

150

150

* Notes:
+ FOC means Free Of Charge applied to the tour leader escorting the group of 15 people & onwards.
+ Standard Class is applied to 2-star hotels
+ First Class is applied to 3-star hotels
+ Superior Class is applied to 4-star hotels
+ Deluxe Class is applied to 5-star hotels

* Note: The supplement for the current airfare (Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh) is US$ 175/person (This airfare could be changed at the time of booking or issuance without prior notices)

 

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