15 Day Indochina Odyssey with Flights

$2,999
Per Person

Typically $4,999
Visit 3 amazing countries in this one spectacular package and experience all the jewels Indochina has to offer. See the very best of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with added inclusions such as cooking classes, temple tours, cruises, bike tours, waterfalls and much more!

the tour

Visit 3 countries in this one spectacular package and experience all the jewels Indochina has to offer. Travel with ease and comfort as you take short flights in between each destination instead of lengthy bus journeys; giving you more time to explore each city to soak up the eclectic mix of cultures. Experience the very best of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with added inclusions such as cooking classes, temple tours, cruises, bike tours, waterfalls and much more!

The tour begins in the modern city of Ho Chi Minh City where you will explore the tranquil Mekong Delta, cruising through floating markets and local villages and a trip to see the impressive Cu Chi Tunnels; an underground system built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnamese War. Fly up the coast to spend a couple of nights in quaint Hoi An. Learn to cook some Vietnamese classics in an included cooking class and cycling tour. Finish your time  in Vietnam with an overnight cruise on Halong Bay before flying to Luang Prabang in Laos.

Experience more of the Mekong River and the sacred Pak Ou Caves, enjoy panoramic views of the city at sunset with a trip up Mount Phousi and explore the breathtaking Kuangsi Waterfalls. If you can get up early enough you can observe the rituals of the saffron clad monks as they collect their daily alms. The tour ends in Cambodia with a couple of days in Siem Reap, exploring the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, Ta Phrom, Bayon Temple and more and a day trip on Tonlé Sap Lake with a visit to the extraordinary ‘Floating Village’.

This package includes return international airfares, all sightseeing, tours, lots of meals and we have many departures until Dec 2021. Our group sizes are capped at a maximum of 10 for intimate touring.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Depart Australia, Arrive Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam –

Today depart Australia for your flight to Vietnam! Your fantastic holiday begins in bustling Ho Chi Minh City. You will be picked up at the airport by a tour representative and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day you are free to enjoy at your own leisure. Note: Some flights may depart on Day 0 depending on flight schedule

MEALS: In-flight

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 2: Ho Chi Minh City ~ Mekong Delta Tour

You will be picked up from your hotel at 8:00am and sit back with a relaxing 2-hour drive to My Tho, passing through lush scenery and green rice paddy fields. On arrival at My Tho, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, and have lunch in the orchard garden. Then take a boat ride to An Khanh, which is a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre. Enjoy cruising under the shadow of the coconut trees along the canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Don ca Tai Tu” (Southern Vietnamese folk music), performed by local people. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City and spend the evening at your leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 3: Ho Chi Minh City ~ Cu Chi Tunnels ~ Da Nang ~ Hoi An

You will be picked up from your hotel in the morning to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.. These tunnels are stretched over 200 km and were very important to the Viet Cong during the American War. This underground network, dug by hand, connected command posts, hospitals, shelters and weapon factories. After the tunnels, transfer back to Saigon for a short flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival in Da Nang, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An for the night. The evening is free at your own leisure to take a nice evening stroll along the riverside and find a delicious restaurant for dinner

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hoi An

DAY 4: Hoi An bike tour ~ Cooking Class

In the morning, start the tour by cycling to Tra Que Vegetable Village. Here, you will enjoy glasses of E (seeds from mint) herbal tea, whilst listening to the history of the foundation and development of the vegetable village. After, the local farmers will take you to see several kinds of vegetables and fennel, whilst sharing the processes of planting and looking after the crops. You will then practice vegetable farming with hoeing soil, planting, watering and harvesting vegetables. You will then proceed back to the local farmer’s house and your legs will be soaked and massaged in warm basins with medicinal herbs for treatment of rheumatism and muscle pain. A perfect relaxant. Next, you will be taught how to cook specialties of the village by skilled and professional cooks. Lunch will follow and you will then enjoy the afternoon in Hoi An at your leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hoi An

DAY 5: Hoi An ~ Hanoi

Enjoy the day free at leisure until you are transferred to the airport for your domestic flight to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, you will be transferred to your hotel. You are free at your own leisure to enjoy the sights of this exciting city, or just relax in your hotel

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hanoi

DAY 6: Hanoi ~ Ha Long Bay

Pickup at 8:00am to journey through lush Vietnamese countryside to stunning Halong Bay, scattered with hundreds of limestone islets as far as the eye can see. Once on board our traditional junk boat, we tuck in to a delicious seafood lunch while we cruise the emerald waters. In the afternoon we will stop for some water based activities such as swimming, kayaking or taking a rowing boat into smaller islets looking for the local cheeky monkeys that live on the rocks. In the evening you can try your hand at some squid fishing, star gazing or making new friends over some nice cold beers. Spend the night onboard in your comfortable cabin and enjoy the peacefulness of the Bay.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Traditional Junk Boat, Halong Bay

DAY 7: Ha Long Bay ~ Hanoi

This morning we continue to sail through the majestic landscape of Halong Bay. Then we enjoy another buffet lunch on board as we sail back to the harbour. Drive back to Hanoi. Have the evening free at your leisure in Hanoi. We suggest you visit the Old Town and markets, enjoy some street food and soak up the exciting culture of the Vietnamese capital city.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Hanoi

DAY 8: Hanoi ~ Luang Prabang

Free at own leisure to explore Hanoi city. You will then be transferred to the airport to take the internal flight to Luang Prabang – Laos. The evening is free at your own leisure Welcome to Laos, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Luang Prabang

DAY 9: Luang Prabang ~ Temples ~ Mekong river cruise ~ Pakou Caves

You have the option to start the day early and participate in the daily rituals to saffron clad monks. This tradition is unique to Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the tradition. After breakfast, you will visit the city’s oldest temple, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xieng Thong where you can see the impressive “tree of life” mosaic set in coloured glass. You will then board an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which gives a panoramic view of the tranquil countryside. You will stop at the Pak Ou Caves which are repositories for thousands of Buddha images. You will also stop at a few villages during the day, including Ban Muangkeo where the local rice wine is produced. Once back to the city, you will climb up to the top of Mount Phousi for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as a panoramic view of the city at sunset. From there, you will explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textiles.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Luang Prabang

DAY 10: Luang Prabang ~ Kuangsi Waterfalls

After breakfast, you will visit The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of artefacts reflecting the richness of Laos culture throughout the ages. You will then follow to visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrines of Wat Aham and Wat Mai. You will also have a short visit to Wat Phonphao, which is on top of a small hill and provides a great view of the city. You then continue to the beautiful Kuangsi Waterfalls where you can swim in the turquoise pools or walk along forest paths. Return to the city by late evening to observe the sunset at Wat Phabath.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Luang Prabang

DAY 11: Luang Prabang ~ Siem Reap

After breakfast, you are free to explore at your own leisure. After, you will check out and be transferred to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap. Welcome to Cambodia! Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Siem Reap.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Siem Reap

DAY 12: Angkor Wat Tour

Breakfast at hotel and then pick up at 8:00am for a full day tour of Angkor Wat; meaning “City of Temples”. Visit south gate of Angkor Thom with two rows of its huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, Bayon Temple, a forest of giant heads built in the late 12th century by King Jayarvarman VI as a Buddhist temple. You also visit the Terrace of Elephant and Terrace of Leper King as well as Ta Prohm; the famous temple with trees growing out of the ruins in its jungle surroundings, and the setting for the film Tomb Raider. After lunch we visit the breathtaking Angkor Wat, famous for its beauty and splendour and the largest of all the temples, a World Heritage Site since 1992. If time and energy permits we will also visit some nearby temples. Return back to Siem Reap for the evening free at leisure. Take a stroll down “Pub Street” to eat at the many restaurants and enjoy a relaxing beer.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Siem Reap

DAY 13: Tonlé Sap Lake Tour

After breakfast, you will be picked up from your hotel for an excursion to Tonlé Sap Lake. Enjoy a boat ride on the Lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonlé Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We sail to a fishermen’s “Floating Village”, complete with a floating school and floating police station. The villages moves from place to place following water levels and current. You are then driven to the Pouk district where you will visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing of food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional dying pattern creation and looming. You are then free to enjoy your last afternoon in Cambodia at your own leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Siem Reap

DAY 14: End of Tour ~ Departure

Your holiday has unfortunately come to an end. After breakfast and check out you will be transferred to Siem Reap International airport in time for your return flight home.

MEALS: Breakfast, In-Flight

OVERNIGHT: In-Flight

DAY 15: Arrive Australia

Today arrive home to Australia. We thank you for travelling to Indochina with MyHoliday2 and hope to see you again next time. Note: Some flights may arrive back to Australia on Day 16 depending on flight schedule

MEALS: In-Flight

Description

Visit 3 countries in this one spectacular package and experience all the jewels Indochina has to offer. Travel with ease and comfort as you take short flights in between each destination instead of lengthy bus journeys; giving you more time to explore each city to soak up the eclectic mix of cultures. Experience the very best of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with added inclusions such as cooking classes, temple tours, cruises, bike tours, waterfalls and much more!

The tour begins in the modern city of Ho Chi Minh City where you will explore the tranquil Mekong Delta, cruising through floating markets and local villages and a trip to see the impressive Cu Chi Tunnels; an underground system built by the Viet Cong during the Vietnamese War. Fly up the coast to spend a couple of nights in quaint Hoi An. Learn to cook some Vietnamese classics in an included cooking class and cycling tour. Finish your time  in Vietnam with an overnight cruise on Halong Bay before flying to Luang Prabang in Laos.

Experience more of the Mekong River and the sacred Pak Ou Caves, enjoy panoramic views of the city at sunset with a trip up Mount Phousi and explore the breathtaking Kuangsi Waterfalls. If you can get up early enough you can observe the rituals of the saffron clad monks as they collect their daily alms. The tour ends in Cambodia with a couple of days in Siem Reap, exploring the ancient temples of Angkor Wat, Ta Phrom, Bayon Temple and more and a day trip on Tonlé Sap Lake with a visit to the extraordinary ‘Floating Village’.

This package includes return international airfares, all sightseeing, tours, lots of meals and we have many departures until Dec 2021. Our group sizes are capped at a maximum of 10 for intimate touring.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

January: *12

February: *23

March: *9, *^23

April: *^6, *20

May: 4, 11, 18, 25

June: 1, 8, ^22

July: ^6, 20, 27

August: 3, 10, 17

September: 7, ^21

October: *12, *26

November: *2, *26

December: *7

 

Dates marked with * or ^ incur the following surcharges:

*3 Star Package $200 per person

*4 Star Package $250 per person

^Flight surcharge $200 per person

INCLUSIONS

 

International Flights ex SYD/MEL/PER/*BNE

13 Nights accommodation in 3 or 4 star hotels

Daily breakfast and other meals per itinerary

Private airport transfers

All transport throughout

Entrance Fees for Mentioned Visits

English speaking and knowledgeable local guides

Visa approval letter for Vietnam

4 x Internal flights (Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang, Da Nang – Ha Noi,

Ha Noi – Luang Prabang and Luang Prabang – Siem Reap)

Mekong Delta Tour

Boat rides as mentioned

Cu Chi Tunnels tour

Bike tour and cooking class in Hoi An

Cruise on Halong Bay

Mekong River Cruise

Visit the Pakou Caves

Visit Kuangsi Waterfalls

Day tour around Angkor Wat

Tonle Sap Tour

Complimentary mineral water per person/per day

Small Group Max 10!

 

*Flights ex Brisbane incur a surcharge fo $200 per person

EXCLUSIONS

 

Visa fees for all countries

Travel insurance

Beverages for all meals

Tips for guides and drivers

Visa fees for all countries

Personal expenses

Upgrades

Optional Tours

Other meals not included in itinerary

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Ho Chi Minh City: Hoang Ngan Hotel or Ambassador Hotel

Hoi An: Venus Hotel or Uptown Hoi An Hotel

Hanoi: La Dolce Vita Hotel

Halong Bay: Oasis Bay Cruise (13 cabin)

Luang Prabang: Villa Oasis or Villa Chitdara

Siem Reap: Mekong Angkor Palace

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Ho Chi Minh City: A&E Signature Saigon Hotel or Cicila Saigon Hotel

Hoi An: Royal Riverside Hotel or La Pavillion Hoi An Boutique Hotel & Spa

Hanoi: Lenid Hotel or The Q Hotel

Halong Bay: Oasis Bay Cruise (18 cabin)

Luang Prabang: Luang Prabang View

Siem Reap: Tara Angkor Hotel

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels for $400 per person

 

EXTEND YOUR TRIP:

Extend your time in Indochina to extending your outbound or return flight:

$100 per person [plus any difference in airfare if applicable]

Note: Extensions cannot be made once flights are ticketed

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Add extra nights pre or post tour:

 

PRE-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Ho Chi Minh City – $90

4 Star Hotel Ho Chi Minh City – $120

 

POST-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Siem Reap – $80

4 Star Hotel Siem Reap – $120

 

Prices are per room per night and include breakfast and airport transfer

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid until 7 December 2021

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 60 days prior to travel

 

RATES:

15 Day Indochina Odyssey 3 Star Package ex SYD/MEL/PER –  $2999 per person

15 Day Indochina Odyssey 3 Star Package ex BNE – $3199 per person

15 Day Indochina Odyssey 4 Star Package ex SYD/MEL/PER –  $3399 per person

15 Day Indochina Odyssey 4 Star Package ex BNE – $3599 per person

 

SINGLE SUPPLEMENT:

A single traveller surcharge applies for solo travellers

3 Star Hotels – $650 per person

4 Star Hotels – $850 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum of 2 people

Maximum 10 people

 

CHILDREN POLICY:

Children under the age of 2 travel free of charge

Children aged 2-8 require a child voucher:

3 Star SYD/MEL/PER – $2399

3 Star BNE – $2599

4 Star SYD/MEL/PER – $2599

4 Star BNE – $2799

 

Contact MyHoliday2 to purchase

Children aged 9+ require an adult voucher

Child vouchers only apply if in addition to two full paying adults

Maximum room capacity is 2 adults and 2 children (1 in existing bedding, 1 in extra bed)

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

This package is available with flights from Melbourne, Perth, Brisbane or Sydney and are subject to availability.

Flights ex BNE incur a surcharge, see rates above.

Airlines used include and are not limited to, Malaysian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, China Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, Malindo Airlines, Qantas, China Southern, Cathay Pacific and other airlines and their codeshare partners.

Flight portion of this package is non-refundable and 21 Day Money Guarantee does not apply

All travel documents are non-transferrable / non-changeable

Any required extensions to flights must be made prior to tickets being issued. If customer requests to change their outbound/return date after tickets are issued, request shall be denied.

Name changes are not permitted. Should a name change be required a full new ticket shall be issued and customers will be required to purchase a new ticket at market rate.

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

Although some airlines no longer require reconfirmation of flights, Reconfirm the ticket 3 days prior to each journey.

For frequent flyer eligibility, baggage allowance and special requirement (Special meals, seating request, medical requirements), please contact your travel consultant.

Please note maximum 2 pieces of checked luggage allowed per person / Not exceeding 158 cm (62 inch).

Please note, flights may require a stopover of more than 5 hours.

Some departure dates may require you to depart Australia on Day 0 or return to Australia on Day 16

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