Grand Indochina

Every Wednesday Departure.
Validity: until 24 October 2018
Duration: 19 days / 16 nights


Day 1: Canada – Hong Kong
Depart Canada to Bangkok via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific Airways.
Day 2: Hong Kong – Bangkok
Upon arrival in Bangkok, meet and transfer to the hotel.  Rest of the day free for leisure.
Day 3: Bangkok                         [Breakfast]
Bangkok City and Temples Tour in the morning, free for leisure in the afternoon.
Day 4: Bangkok – Luang Prabang                 [Breakfast/Lunch]
Morning flight to Luang Prabang and start the city tour – In 1995 UNESCO voted Luang Prabang as a World Heritage City.  After lunch visit the National Museum, climb Vat Phousi Hill for an outstanding view over the city.  Continue to visit Vat Visoun, That Makmo, Vat Aham.  Sunset at Vat Prabaht Tai located along the Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 5: Luang Prabang – City Tour - Kuangai Waterfall         [Breakfast/Lunch]
In the morning, you will be picked up for a visit of Luang Prabang. Places of interest include the temples, the National Museum, Vat Xieng Thong, considered as the most beautiful temple, Phousy Mountain and the TAEC museum. Lunch will be served at Ock Pop Toc followed by a visit to the weaving centre.Afterward transfer to visit Kuangsi Waterfalls (30 km or approx. 45min drive). The waterfalls tumble over multi – tiered limestone formations into cool, clear pools ideal for swimming and relaxing. Spend time relaxing and exploring the area and then return to Luang Prabang.
Day 6: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves - Kamu Village         [Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner]
This morning, you will embark on a traditional long riverboat at Kamu L    odge pier at 08:30 hrs and take a leisurely cruise upstream while enjoying the refreshments served on the boat. Marvel at the thousands of gold Buddha statues placed in sacred Pak Ou caves by devotees. Enjoy the view from the top of Pak Ou and explore its dark caves. After lunch, visit the traditional Kamu Village in the Mekong. Participating activites rice planting, gold panning, traditional fishing techniques and more. Overnight at Kamu Lodge.
Day 7: Kamu Village - Luang Prabang                 [Breakfast/Lunch]
Have breakfast and at leisure until boarding around 14:00 hrs for the cruise back to Luang Prabang. Savour the landscape along the mighty Mekong on the downstream ride back to Luang Prabang where you arrive around 15:30 hrs. Upon arrival at the pier, pick up and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, you may want to visit the Night Market on your own or just to retire to your comfortable room to unwind. Accommodation at hotel in Luang Prabang.   
Day 8: Luang Prabang - Hanoi                    [Breakfast]
Breakfast at hotel and have time at leisure until the pick-up time for your transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. Meet your tour guide on arrival at Hanoi international airport and join your fellow travellers in a coach transfer to the city centre for hotel check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure. Subject to your arrival time, you may want to venture out to explore the city on your own or join one of our wonderful optional excursions in and around Hanoi, such as a walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter for you first impression of Vietnam’s capital city. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on the boat)        [Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner]
Check out from the hotel and drive to Halong City. Pick-up at your hotel in Hanoi and have a 4-hour road transfer to Halong City. Upon arrival, embark on an overnight cruise and set sail on a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, taking in the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch serve onboard. Afternoon you will start to discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. Depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you may visit a beautiful cave, have some swimming. Overnight onboard.
Day 10: Halong Bay – Hanoi                     [Breakfast/Lunch]
Pick up at Tuan Chau pier and on the way back to Hanoi and will enjoy an orientation tour visiting the old quarter, which is known as the city’s historical centre. Time at leisure for more discovery of Hanoi on their own and overnight in Hanoi.
Day 11: Hanoi - Hue                         [Breakfast/Lunch]
Breakfast at the hotel, then check out and transfer to Hanoi airport for the morning flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Hue airport, pick up and have joint transfer to the hotel. Half- day tour to visit Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afterward take a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to the city pier. Overnight in Hue.
Day 12: Hue – Danang – Hoi An                 [Breakfast/Lunch]
In the morning, visit Tu Duc Royal Tomb. Each ruler of the Imperial City built his own tomb during his reign and today you will visit one of the most beautiful mausoleums. Continues southbound to Danang over the famous Hai Van Pass with a green view of the stretch of Truong Son mountain range on one side and a spectacular view of the East Sea on the other. After lunch, visit Cham Museum and have a photo stop at the Marble Mountains before driving to Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 13: Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh City             [Breakfast/Lunch]
Morning, your guide will take you on a stroll through the ancient town with visit to the old houses, Chinese community house and Japanese covered bridge. Lunch at Hoi An Silk Village. Afterwards drive to Danang airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh         [Breakfast/Lunch]
Morning drive to Cu Chi district (75 km from HCMC) and visit the complex of underground tunnels at Cu Chi.  There are more than 200 kilometres of underground tunnels. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch. Afternoon orientation by foot from the Saigon River past the Opera House, Town Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral and the old Post Office (all magnificent sights from the French colonial period). Afterwards, enjoy a 360 degrees view of Ho Chi Minh City atop the city’s newest landmark, the 262m high Bitexco Financial Tower which has the shape of a lotus, Vietnam’s national flower. Finish the tour at the famous Ben Thanh Market to shop for souvenirs. Wrap up your day with a foot massage and enjoy the evening at your own leisure. Optional: dinner cruise on Saigon River.
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh             [Breakfast/Dinner]
Breakfast at hotel.  Transfer to the airport and fly to Phnom Penh.  Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon Phnom Penh city tour including Victory Monument Free for leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel. Lunch on own account. Afternoon city tour visiting the Independence Monument and the National Museum, the Royal Palace, and the Siliver Pagoda. Visit the Wat Phnom Temple. Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 16: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap                 [Breakfast/Lunch]
After breakfast transfer to the airport and fly to Siem Reap.  Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Tour the city, visit temples of Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda, Takeo and Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm is one o fthe most beautiful temples in the area, relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery as it displays the awesome image of being swallowed by the jungle with trees growing over the ruins. Continue tour to banteay Kdei, Srah Srang (“the Pool of ablutions”), and Prasat Kravan temple. Lunch at hotel. Afternoon, visit the most famous of all temples in Cambodia - Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers 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. Enjoy the amazing sunset at Angkor Wat.
Day 17: Siem Reap                          [Breakfast/Lunch]
For early birds: Optional early bird’s tour – Sunrise from Phnom Bakheng or Angkor Wat. (Bringing a torch is recommended) Return to the hotel for breakfast.After breakfast visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.  Enjoy a relaxing 1 hour Reflexology Massage by Body Tune.  After Lunch, visit Preah Khan temple, Neak Pean, Ta Som, Mebon Oriental.  Visit the “Mountain Temple” of Pre Rup until sunset.
Day 18 - 19: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh – Hong Kong – Canada     [Breakfast]
Fly to Phnom Penh in the early morning then connect your homeward flight via Hong Kong.

Departure from Vancouver

DateHotelTwin share*Single supplement
until 23 October 2018$6424$1149
Majestic Grande (Grande Superior Room)Bangkok
Maison Dalabua (Deluxe Room)Luang Prabang
Tien Thai Hotel (Run of the House) Hanoi
Emeraude Classic Cruise (Superior Cabin)Halong Bay
Hoi An Trails Resort (Superior Room)Hoi An
Moonlight Hotel (Run of the House)Hue
Bay Hotel (Deluxe Room)Ho Chi Minh City
Sunway Hotel (Deluxe Room)Phnom Penh
Tara Angkor Hotel (Superior Room)Siem Reap

Package Price Includes:
•  Return economy class air ticket from Canada to Bangkok and Phnom Penh via Hong Kong on Cathay Pacific Airways (V)
•  Intra-Asia economy class air ticket:
    Bangkok – Luang Prabang – Vientiane – Hanoi – Hue //
    Danang – Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
•   Accommodations based on twin share at local 4* hotels
•    Daily breakfast at hotel and meals as indicated
•    Airport – hotel – airport transfers on coach service
•    Sightseeing tours with English speaking guide

• Taxes & fuel surcharge $475-$665 (subject to change)

Package Price Excludes:

• Insurance and all other personal expenses
• Gratuities for local guides, drivers, porters cruise crew. Suggested at USD10 per tour member per day
• Cambodia Visa (USD35 + 1 photo per person upon arrival)
• Laos Visa (USD42 + 2 photos per person upon arrival)
• Vietnam Visa (CAD$135 per person)
• Hotel surcharges and compulsory meals

Price is based on per person twin share from Vancouver or Toronto, plus tax and fuel surcharges. Package prices exclude TAXES, are based on minimum TWO people traveling.  Prices and schedules are subject to change without prior notice.  Deviation/amendment Fee and restrictions will be applied.  Please contact Silk Holidays for details.

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Additional Seasonal Surcharges may be applicable.
*Single supplement is based on minimum 2 people traveling together.
**Direct flight to Vancouver for the international connection.
^Overnight in Vancouver on the return may be required (at your own expense) due to connection flight schedule.
†Departing from Toronto gateway.  Overnight in Hong Kong on the return may be required (at own expense) due to connection flight schedule.

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