Treasures of Indochina

Treasures of Indochina

ITINERARY

11 Days: Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Luang Prabang, Vientiane, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

Tour Overview:

This 11-day adventure gives you the best of two of Southeast Asia’s most intriguing countries. All in one itinerary you’ll experience the misty mountains and beautiful French colonial towns of Laos and discover the enchantment of Vietnam by sailing through ethereal landscapes of Halong Bay and exploring two historical and modern metropolises.

Day 1 (Wed) - Arrive Beijing

Arrive in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. You are welcomed and escorted to your hotel.


Day 2 (Thu) - Tiananmen Square, Forbidden City & Hutong Tour

Start your day off by exploring Hanoi’s illustrious history. In the morning, visit the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mondays & Fridays) before moving onto his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. You will then explore the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple. A one-hour cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter allows you to catch a glimpse of ancient Hanoi, learn about traditional Vietnamese architecture and take a stop at an ancient Vietnamese “long house.” In the evening, take delight in watching a traditional water puppet performance. (B)


Day 3 (Fri) - Great Wall Excursion & Summer Palace

Drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. You will board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea. (BLD)


Day 4 (Sat) - Temple of Heaven & Lama Temple / Xian

Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before returning to the wharf. Return to Hanoi and transfer to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)


Day 5 (Sun) - Terra Cotta Warriors

After breakfast, take a city tour to Wat Sen and Wat Visun. In the late afternoon you will be driven to Khuang Si Falls, where the waters tumble over multi-tiered limestone formations into a series of turquoise pools. Return to town to enjoy sunset on top of Mount Phou Si. Afterwards, enjoy visiting the Street Night Market. (B)


Day 6 (Mon) - Xian / Chongqing

Take a full-day boat trip on the mighty Mekong River. Our tour begins with a visit to Wat Xiengthong, a royal temple. Then we will cross the Mekong River to explore the villages at Ban Xiengmene and Ban Chan. Continue cruising on the river before reaching the Pak Ou Caves. Explore the caves and cross the Mekong River at Ban Ou for lunch at a local restaurant. Return by road to Luang Prabang, stopping en route at Ban Xang Hai,  where a unique rice wine called lao lao is made. On the way back, also stop at the villages of Ban Xangkhong and Ban Xienglek, well known for their hand weaving and handmade Jute Sar paper. (B)


Day 7 (Tue) - Chongqing / Cruise

You will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel. You will embark on an afternoon city tour including Wat Simuang and the religious museum at Wat Sisaket. The tour includes a stop at Wat Pra Keo, the 16th century That Luang Golden Stupa and the Patuxai Victory Gate. The day ends with watching the sunset on the banks of the Mekong River. (B)


Day 8 (Wed) - Shibaozhai

You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport for your flight into Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. (B)


Day 9 (Thu) - Qutang Gorge / Wu Gorge / Shennong Stream

In the morning you will visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon for a half-day city tour. Highlights include the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Chinatown, the Binh Tay Market and either the Thien Hau Temple or the Quan Am Pagoda. (B)


Day 10 (Fri) - Xiling Gorge / Yichang / Shanghai

Depart for the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in My Tho, enjoy a boat cruise along the river. Experience an exciting horse-drawn cart ride to visit a local house where you will enjoy tea and taste home grown fruits. Board a sampan and drift along the narrow, tree-lined canals for further exploration of the Mekong Delta. After lunch, visit a family-run business making coconut candy before returning to My Tho. On the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City, visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda if time permits. Return to Ho Chi Minh City by the late afternoon. (BL)


Day 11 (Sat) - Shanghai Sightseeing

You will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight home, taking along with you memories of a most enchanting trip. (B)

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DATES / PRICING / ACCOMMODATIONS

2024 (First class hotels)
Daily Departure Sgl Occ Dbl Occ Trp Occ
Jan 11 - Jan 21 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jan 17 - Jan 28 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jan 24 - Feb 04 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jan 31 - Feb 11 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Feb 07 - Feb 18 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Feb 14 - Feb 25 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Feb 21 - Mar 03 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Feb 28 - Mar 10 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Mar 06 - Mar 17 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Mar 13 - Mar 27 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Mar 20 - Mar 31 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Mar 27 - Apr 07 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Apr 03 - Apr 14 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Apr 10 - Apr 21 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Apr 17 - Apr 28 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Apr 24 - May 05 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
May 01 - May 12 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
May 08 -May 19 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
May 15 - May 26 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
May 22 - Jun 02 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
May 29 - Jun 09 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jun 05 - Jun 16 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jun 12 - Jun 23 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jun 19 - Jun 30 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jun 26 - Jul 07 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jul 03 - Jul 14 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jul 10 - Jul 21 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jul 17 - Jul 28 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jul 24 - Aug 04 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Jul 31 - Aug 11 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Aug 07 - Aug 18 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Aug 14 -Aug 25 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Aug 21 - Sep 01 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Aug 28 - Sep 08 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Sep 04 - Sep 15 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Sep 11 - Sep 22 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Sep 18 - Sep 29 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Sep 25 - Oct 06 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Oct 02 - Oct 13 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Oct 09 - Oct 20 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Oct 16 - Oct 27 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Oct 23 - Nov 03 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Oct 30 - Nov 10 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Nov 06 - Nov 17 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Nov 13 - Nov 24 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Nov 20 - Dec 01 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Nov 27 - Dec 08 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Dec 04 - Dec 15 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Dec 11 - Dec 22 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
Dec 18 - Dec 29 CAD 8,813 CAD 5,263 CAD 4,688
2024 (Deluxe hotels)
Daily Departure Sgl Occ Dbl Occ Trp Occ
Jan 11 - Jan 21 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jan 17 - Jan 28 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jan 24 - Feb 04 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jan 31 - Feb 11 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Feb 07 - Feb 18 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Feb 14 - Feb 25 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Feb 21 - Mar 03 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Feb 28 - Mar 10 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Mar 06 - Mar 17 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Mar 13 - Mar 27 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Mar 20 - Mar 31 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Mar 27 - Apr 07 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Apr 03 - Apr 14 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Apr 10 - Apr 21 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Apr 17 - Apr 28 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Apr 24 - May 05 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
May 01 - May 12 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
May 08 -May 19 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
May 15 - May 26 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
May 22 - Jun 02 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
May 29 - Jun 09 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jun 05 - Jun 16 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jun 12 - Jun 23 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jun 19 - Jun 30 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jun 26 - Jul 07 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jul 03 - Jul 14 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jul 10 - Jul 21 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jul 17 - Jul 28 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jul 24 - Aug 04 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Jul 31 - Aug 11 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Aug 07 - Aug 18 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Aug 14 -Aug 25 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Aug 21 - Sep 01 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Aug 28 - Sep 08 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Sep 04 - Sep 15 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Sep 11 - Sep 22 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Sep 18 - Sep 29 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Sep 25 - Oct 06 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Oct 02 - Oct 13 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Oct 09 - Oct 20 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Oct 16 - Oct 27 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Oct 23 - Nov 03 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Oct 30 - Nov 10 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Nov 06 - Nov 17 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Nov 13 - Nov 24 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Nov 20 - Dec 01 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Nov 27 - Dec 08 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Dec 04 - Dec 15 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Dec 11 - Dec 22 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594
Dec 18 - Dec 29 CAD 10,525 CAD 6,163 CAD 5,594

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INCLUSIONS

SITA Exclusive:
As a guest of SITA, you will receive a cookbook on Vietnamese food as a souvenir of your unforgettable journey to Indochina.

Inclusions & Highlights

  • Accommodation with private facilities
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner as listed in the program
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • All sightseeing as per the itinerary
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Entrance fees to monuments and cultural events
  • Internal flights – Hanoi / Luang Prabang / Vientiane / Ho Chi
  • Minh City
  • Baggage handling
  • Cyclo ride & water puppet show in Hanoi
  • Ha Long Bay excursion
  • Khuang Si Falls excursion
  • Visit to night market in Luang Prabang
  • Cu Chi Tunnel excursion
  • Boat ride on Mekong Delta
  • Trishaw ride

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