Indochina Adventure 13 Days

Indochina Adventure 13 Days

13 Days

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Ha Noi Arrival – Airport Pickup

Hanoi, a city that seamlessly blends modern vitality with a deep-rooted connection to tradition, welcomes you. Its bustling streets, where scooters weave through the cacophony of honking horns, bear witness to a rich history shaped by French and Chinese influences. Explore the resilience and pride of Hanoians as you dine on exotic culinary delights, peruse vibrant markets, and immerse yourself in a burgeoning arts scene. Then, for a surprisingly modest cost, retreat to the lap of luxury for a restful night's sleep. Engage with the locals, delve into the city's storied past, and witness the vibrant pulse of a dynamic Hanoi on the move.

Upon your arrival, our dedicated guide will warmly welcome you and accompany you to your waiting vehicle. During your transfer to downtown, enjoy a brief introduction to this captivating city. Look for your guide, who will be holding a welcoming signboard adorned with the ASIA TOUR ADVISOR LOGO and your name. Once you arrive at your hotel, settle in and unwind.

Highlights Of Hanoi

Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, a city that celebrated its 1,000-year history in 2010, boasts an array of captivating cultural and historical landmarks. Join our day tour to explore its most iconic attractions.

Marvel at the grandeur of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (exterior view; closed on Mondays and Fridays and during October-November), admire the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, explore the exquisite Temple of Literature, visit Tran Quoc Temple on West Lake, and discover the serenity of Quan Thanh Pagoda. Stroll through the lively Old Quarter, and, as the day comes to a close, savor the unique experience of a water puppet performance. Enjoy your evening at leisure.

Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay

Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a wonderland of over 2,000 karstic rock islands. Legend has it that these floating islands were formed by dragons summoned by the Emperor to protect Vietnam from Chinese invaders. These dragons scattered jewels and jade that magically transformed into these scattered islands, creating a protective barrier that still enchants visitors today.

Around 9:00 am, we will pick you up from your hotel for an enchanting journey through the lush Red River Delta to the renowned UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay. Board a luxurious junk ship for an overnight cruise that promises breathtaking views of limestone karsts rising from the emerald waters. As you relax onboard, be captivated by the thousands of jungle-covered islands seemingly suspended on the sea's surface. The turquoise waters of the Gulf of Tonkin embrace hidden grottoes and ancient caves, crafting an enchanting, timeless panorama.

Savor a delectable seafood lunch while you relish the stunning scenery with a refreshing drink in hand. Visit a traditional fishing village where the locals have ingeniously transformed their boats into a floating town. Explore Tien Ong Cave and return to the cruise for an evening of cocktails, canapés, and a mesmerizing sunset. Conclude your day with a romantic candlelit dinner.

Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi – Flight To Hoi An via Da Nang Airport

As the morning sun bathes Halong Bay in its glow, the karsts glisten with an ethereal light. Start your day by embracing this natural beauty from the deck of your ship while participating in a serene Tai Chi session. These slow, deliberate movements soothe both body and mind.

Following this tranquil interlude, your cruise will continue to explore the bay before disembarking later in the morning. Upon disembarkation, your driver will be there to meet you and transport you to Noi Bai Airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Da Nang Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your downtown Hoi An hotel.

Hoi An Day Excursion

Hoi An, an ancient town situated 30 km south of Da Nang, resides gracefully on the banks of the Thu Bon River. This town proudly preserves its extraordinary heritage of Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples, and ancient tea warehouses. While residents and rice fields have gradually given way to tourist enterprises, lounge bars, boutique hotels, and tailor shops, they have become integral to the town's vibrant atmosphere.

Choose from the following itineraries to craft your own exploration of Hoi An:

Option 1: Cooking Class

Embark on a culinary adventure starting with a visit to a bustling local market to select the freshest ingredients. Return to a culinary haven, where your skilled chef will demonstrate the art of crafting typical Vietnamese cuisine. You'll have the opportunity to cook your own meal and savor the fruits of your labor.

In the afternoon, embark on a guided walking tour of enchanting Old Hoi An. This town, once a bustling Asian seaport, has preserved a unique blend of architectural styles and cultures. Wander through traditional Chinese shops, elegant French residences, and the iconic Japanese Bridge. The town also boasts silk markets, Vietnamese street food stalls, and talented street performers sure to enchant you.

Option 2: Tra Que Village Discovery

Begin your day with breakfast at your hotel and a refreshing bike ride to Tra Que Village, where you will explore a local farm. Engage in the daily activities of vegetable cultivation, learning about the historical significance of these crops in traditional Vietnamese medicine.

Participate in farming tasks such as collecting seaweed fertilizer, sowing, raking, watering, and harvesting. You will also savor local specialties like Tam Huu (spring rolls) and Banh Xeo (pancakes). Immerse yourself in the authentic village life, complete with a post-lunch nap, before returning to the field to learn the art of harvesting and packaging the produce. In the late afternoon, bid farewell to your newfound friends and return to Hoi An for a visit to the Hoi An Old Quarter. Relax at your hotel.

Option 3: Bike or Motorbike Adventure in the Countryside

Our guide will pick you up at the hotel by motorbike, and you will ride to Tra Que Village before taking a local ferry to Kim Bong Village. In addition to its famous wood carving, this village is known for weaving sleeping mats, and you'll have the opportunity to witness this traditional craft. Stop by a local family to observe the production of the region's renowned local noodles, Mi Quang, and even make and taste the perfect Banh Dap (rice cracker).

Continuing on to a small village, prepare for an exhilarating 300-meter bamboo bridge river crossing to reach the sea-side landscape of Duy Hai Market and Harbor. A local ferry will transport you to Cam Thanh Village, where water coconut palms fringe the landscape. Enjoy a homestay lunch in Cam Thanh before returning to your hotel, either by motorbike or bicycle, depending on your preference and ability.

Hoi An – Car Transfer To Hue

Today offers a leisurely start to your day. After breakfast, you can choose to extend your stay in Hoi An or depart for Hue. At the appropriate time, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Hue.

En route to Hue, enjoy a stopover at the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co Beach, visit the Cham Museum, and ascend the Pass of Ocean Clouds to savor panoramic vistas of the surrounding landscapes. Upon your arrival in Hue, check in at your hotel and savor your free time.

Hue Exploration

Hue, once the imperial capital and now a UNESCO World Heritage site, stands on the banks of the enchanting Perfume River. It boasts magnificent citadels, opulent palaces, and regal tombs. Many of these sites can be explored by river, providing a delightful perspective of the city.

Embark on a journey starting with a visit to the Imperial Citadel, where the Nguyen Dynasty reigned from 1802 to 1945. Explore the ruins of this remarkable monument before proceeding to the 'Old City' and Tinh Tam Lake, historically frequented by Emperors seeking relaxation. In the afternoon, visit Mu Pagoda, which overlooks the Perfume River, and conclude your day at Khai Dinh's Tomb. This tomb, with its fusion of traditional Vietnamese design and European influences, stands out from others in Hue. Enjoy some leisure time in the evening.

Hue – Flight to Ho Chi Minh – Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City, the once-southern capital of Vietnam. The city's vibrant streets are filled with enticing scents, from chili to garlic, ginger to coriander. As you arrive at the airport, your private transfer will greet you and escort you to your centrally located hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's commercial hub, embraces the Saigon River, gracing the tranquil waterway with a lively skyline. This city, a blend of tradition, modernity, colonial history, and reunification, introduces the marvels of Vietnam.

Enjoy a leisurely morning for breakfast before departing for your flight to Saigon/Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be met and transported to downtown for sightseeing. Depending on your preferences, we recommend exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, a significant site from the Vietnam-American War, for an intriguing day trip. Explore these mysterious tunnels, uncover hidden doors, and navigate once-lethal traps.

Alternatively, consider a visit to the War Remnants Museum or the Presidential Palace, based on your interests. In the evening, wander through the city's colonial streets and discover iconic landmarks such as the Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street, Continental Hotel, Opera House, and City Hall.

Ho Chi Minh – Mekong – Ben Tre

Bid farewell to Saigon in the morning as you embark on a journey to the Mekong Delta. Upon your arrival at Hàm Luông Pier, commence a picturesque cruise along the Bến Tre River. Witness the vibrant activities that unfold along the riverbanks, including fishing, water transportation, and traditional brick-making. Visit one of the numerous coconut processing workshops nestled along the canal.

Navigate through natural scissors creeks, where the channels gradually narrow, providing insight into local village life. Take a leisurely walk to a family-run workshop dedicated to crafting sleeping mats, and savor some fresh fruits and tea.

Experience the local way of life as you embark on a motor cart (xe lôi) or bike ride along shady paths, passing through lush rice fields and vegetable plains. Engage with the villagers and gain insights into their tropical culture. Enjoy a lunch at Hai Hồ House.

In the afternoon, embark on a sampan ride along the canal before returning to Hàm Luông Pier. Conclude your excursion and return to your hotel for relaxation.

Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap

Siem Reap has always been destined for greatness. While the temples are the primary draw, there is much more to explore in and around the city when you've had your fill of temple exploration. Siem Reap has reinvented itself as the epitome of chic Cambodia, offering everything from nightlife, world-class dining across various cuisines, luxurious spas, excellent shopping, and local tours catering to foodies and adventurers alike. Additionally, the city boasts a thriving cultural scene, including Cambodia's premier contemporary circus.

Begin your day with a leisurely breakfast at the hotel. We will then arrange your transportation to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon your arrival at the airport, you will be met and transferred directly to your hotel. Enjoy the remainder of the day at your own pace.

Outlying Temples Explore

The temples of Angkor serve as a source of inspiration and national pride for all Khmers as they strive to rebuild their lives following years of turmoil. Today, the temples are a point of pilgrimage for all Cambodians, and no traveler to the region should miss their breathtaking beauty. Angkor ranks among the world's most impressive ancient sites, blending the grandeur of the Great Wall of China, the intricacy of the Taj Mahal, and the symbolism of the pyramids into a single extraordinary destination.

Following breakfast at your hotel, your guide will pick you up to visit the ancient Khmer civilization site of Hariharalaya, which thrived in the late 9th and early 10th centuries. These are the earliest temples in the Angkor area, collectively known as the Rolous group (Lo Lei, Preah Koh, and Bakhong Temples). Enjoy lunch with a local family before embarking on a journey to the rural outskirts, 35 km from the Angkor area, to explore the magnificent Banteay Srei. This 10th-century temple, dedicated to Shiva, is renowned as the birthplace of Khmer classical architecture. It features exquisite pink sandstone structures adorned with striking and intricate sculptures, lintels, pediments, and friezes. Khmer lore suggests that the temple's level of detail is too fine to have been carved by men, leading to the belief that women must have been responsible for its creation.

On your return to Siem Reap, visit the Banteay Samre Temple, featuring impressive reliefs depicting Vishnu and Krishna legends. Conclude your day's adventures with a return to your hotel.

Siem Reap – Angkor Highlighted Temples

Start your day with an early breakfast at the hotel. At 7:30 am, depart for a visit to the enchanting Ta Prohm Temple, nearly swallowed by the encroaching jungle, creating a haunting and exotic spectacle. The captivating sight of tree roots intertwining with temple stones makes this a memory that will last a lifetime.

Continue your exploration with a visit to the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat, one of the world's most impressive archaeological sites. This temple, still adorned with fine Apsara carvings, showcases the art of the Angkorian era. Dive deeper into the mysteries of the Royal City of Angkor Thom, featuring the awe-inspiring Bayon Temple with its 54-tower structure. At first glance, it appears as a mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals faces, each captivating with a mysterious and distant gaze, evoking a primitive and ancient time. Explore the surrounding complex, including Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lipper King Terrace, and Royal Palace. Conclude your temple tour with a visit to Preah Khan Temple, constructed in the 12th century by King Jayavarman VII, showcasing a similar architectural style to Ta Prohm.

Siem Reap Departure

Your remaining time in Siem Reap is at your leisure until your private car and driver arrive to transport you to the airport for your onward flight. This concludes your unforgettable Vietnam Tour with Farewell, and we look forward to welcoming you again in the future! is ready to arrange additional customized trips to meet your expectations.

Accommodation: Latest hotel check-out time: 12:00 p.m.

These itineraries designed to give you a flavor of what is possible. We can tailor each trip to suit your specific needs and expectations. Any aspect of the itinerary can be altered, from light/heavy excursions to clean/luxury accommodation, equivalent to cost differences. Your inputs will really help to make it a perfect journey


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Nothing But Thrills and Wonder
Reviewed On: Sep 01, 2023MichaelGermany

The Indochina Adventure 13 Days tour was an absolute whirlwind of thrills and wonder! From the vibrant streets of Bangkok to the mystical temples of Angkor Wat, every day brought new excitement. We hiked through lush jungles, cruised on emerald waters, and cycled through picturesque landscapes. The tour allowed us to experience the best of Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia, all in just 13 days. The guides were super cool, sharing fascinating stories and local insights that made the journey even more enriching. And the best part? The friendships we made along the way. 

An Epic Journey
Reviewed On: Aug 30, 2023AbigailUnited Kingdom

The Indochina Adventure 13 Days tour was an epic journey that exceeded all expectations! From the bustling markets of Chiang Mai to the serene landscapes of Luang Prabang and the cultural wonders of Siem Reap, every destination had its own charm. We wandered through ancient temples, tasted mouthwatering street food, and witnessed breathtaking sunrises. The tour allowed us to delve into the heart of each country's culture and traditions, making it a truly immersive experience. The guides were fantastic, providing historical context and fun anecdotes that brought each place to life. 

Beautiful work
Reviewed On: Jan 16, 2023TushardipIndia

We had a great experience right from the time we landed in Hanoi till we ended our tour at Seim Reap. Hong had helped us plan our trip, customize it to suit our needs. He was very knowledgable and helpful.

All that I want
Reviewed On: Dec 13, 2019SamAustralia

Thank you ATA for making our holiday everything that you want a holiday to be. Didn’t have to worry about anything once we started, all the tour guides used were very friendly and very knowledgeable on the history of the sites we we’re seeing. The meals that were part of the tour were absolutely delicious. Any went above and beyond to make sure our holiday was memorable. Thanks Tam and Tran. Will be recommending your service
Sam -Australian

Very enjoyable
Reviewed On: Dec 12, 2019PaigeUnited States

Our time up in Halong Bay was amazing. In hindsight I wish we had done this part at the end of our tour as it was more relaxing up there and we loved the slower pace. Our whole trip was handled very well along the way. We did all the things on our bucket list. Thanks Tran for his help.

Well organisation
Reviewed On: Dec 12, 2019BobBelgium

A fabulous, well organised holiday, each day as exciting as the last. It was shared with our fellow travellers who soon became our friends to enjoy a holiday of a lifetime together! Thank you ATA.

Pleasant trip
Reviewed On: Dec 12, 2019DebahutyIndia

Thank Xuan, with ATA Agent, worked out a 13-day tour of Indochina with many stops in Vietnam and Cambodia. Details were worked out over time and Thanh Xuan followed through on all of them. All aspects were well arranged, from picking up at the airport to transfering over many places. Meals were great and accommodation was at high standard. Activities were exciting. Guides were friendly and we had very good car/driver combo’s. This was a pleasant trip.
Debahuty -India

So much fun
Reviewed On: Dec 12, 2019JoshuaCanada

The trip gave me an excellent overview of Cambodia and Vietnam – culture, history, spirituality, way of life, food. I joined the tour mainly to see Angkor Wat and Halong Bay – learned so much more and had fun along the way. Terrific tour leaders, wonderful mix of people. Thanks, ATA Travel!
Joshua -Canada

Good even for elder
Reviewed On: Dec 06, 2019AnnaSweden

ATA is great because of value for money, amazing places, interesting itinerary in Cambodia and Vietnam. All suitable for me at 62 yrs old. Reasonable price for single supplement. Recommendation.

A lot of fun
Reviewed On: Dec 06, 2019BjoernDenmark

Excellent arrangements. Regular updates. Friendly staff. Ms. Linh was very much helpful girl with all suggestions. Food was good, hotels were nice. Highly recommended ATA to choose. Our family enjoyed a lot during this trip.

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What's Included

  • Hotel accommodation in shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • Tours and transfers by private air-conditioned vehicles.
  • English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary.
  • Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
  • 04 Domestic flights: Ha Noi – Da Nang; Da Nang –Saigon; Saigon – Siem Reap
  • Cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • Cold water and towel during tours

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  • Peak season surcharge on Christmas, New Year Festival

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