Indochina Muslim holidays 14 days / 13 nights

  • Destination: Indochina Tours
  • Duration: 14 days
  • Price: $2465

TRIP CODE: MINDO 01
Highlights Indochina Muslim Holiday Tour.
HCM City – Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) – Luang Prabang (Laos) – Halong Bay (North Vietnam)
Individual Tour – starting and End in Ho Chi Minh City, or vice versa
Program including price of International flights : SGN – REP, REP – LPQ, LPQ – HAN & HAN – SGN
Discover Indochina is one of our most popular tours. This epic journey takes you through 3 very different countries, cultures and landscapes.

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Day 1

Arrival HCM City (D)

Arrival at Tan Son Nhat International airport, meet Tour guide and driver transfer to hotel for check-in, then take city tour a half day. Include: Dong Do Muslim Mosque. War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, nice pictures at City Hall and Opera House, Dinner at Muslim restaurant. Overnight in HCM City.

Day 2

Mekong River boat trip (B/L)

Departure to My Tho city. Situated on the Mekong River, 70 kilometers southwest of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta since 1849, visit Unicorn island one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms, take rowing boat in small canal, Lunch at halal restaurant. Return to Ho Chi Minh City for overnight.

Day 3

Cu Chi tunnels flight Siem Reap (B/D)

Check out the hotel in the morning, we drive to visit the Cu Chi tunnels, venture into ” Iron Triangle ” riddled with an extensive system of the tunnels inhabited during the recent war, along with fascinating traps and surprises . Take flight to Siem Reap in Northern Cambodia for visiting the fabulous ancient sites of Angkor, one of the wonders of world. The grandeur of this bygone civilization is truly astounding. Visit Angkor Thom, or ” Great City ,” which is in some ways even more spectacular than colossal Angkor Wat, as it had nearly disappeared into the jungle. Warmly welcome at Siem Reap International airport, you are met and transfer to your comfortable hotel for check in (if room available). The tour start with the visiting 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. After that, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 4

Angkor Wat (B/D)

After breakfast at 8:30am, 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. Dinner and enjoy watching Khmer Folk of charming Apsara dance show at local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 5

Angkor Thom (B/L)

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. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 6

Siem Reap flight Luang Prabang (B)

Visit Banteay Srei temple 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, visit Banteay Samre. We board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals, visit the school of the “Les Artisans d’Angkor”.Transfer to Siem Reap International airport departure flight to Luang Prabang. Meet upon arrival transfer to hotel in Luang Prabang city for check in. Leisure and overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 7

Luang-Prabang (B/L)

Luang Prabang the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. 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 16 th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham , the early 19 th 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 16 th 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.

Day 8

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 at a riverside restaurant. We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, and continue by car to outskirt of town to visit Ban Xangkhong, a well-known village for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings with natural dyes.

  
Day 9

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.

Day 10

Luang Prabang flight Hanoi (B/D)

After breakfast, we depart hotel to 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, if time permits, the rest of the day is spent free for own experience in this charming town, till transfer to Luang Prabang airport for departure to next destination. Hanoi. Meet upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check in. Leisure and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 11

Ha Noi City tour (B/L)

Full day City Tour and shopping in Ha Noi. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his Stilt house. the One Pillar Pagoda, the fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature, Muslim Mosque, after lunch shopping in Old Quarter and its over hundreds of specialty selling silk clothing lacquer ware, Embroider, Furniture, bamboo etc.. Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 12

Ha noi – Ha Long bay Overnight on Junk (B/L/D)

Leave Hanoi for Halong by private vehicle at 8:30 am arriving at the jetty around 12:30 pm. Our crew welcome you on board the Deluxe Cruise. Enjoy a welcome drink, check-in your cabin. A fresh seafood lunch will be served. At that time, we will begin our 3.5 hours cruise through mystic Halong Bay to see the amazing karsts with different formations: Mat Qui (Monster’s face) islet, But Moc islet, Cap De islet, Trong (Drum) cave, Trinh Nu cave, floating fishing village, with its unique way of life. Then head to Luon cave, enjoy swimming, sun bathing. Enjoy another seafood feast for dinner and for the night owls, there is an option of night fishing. Overnight on Cruise

Day 13

Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave (8 am to 9 am), swim and relax at Soi Sim beach. At 9:30 am, our boat cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served from 10:30 am to 11:30 am We continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cabin check-out is at 11:45 am. Our boat arrives at the harbor by noon. Then transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 14

Ha Noi flight HCM City Departure (B)

Free and leisure for until time transfer to Noi Bai International airport flight to Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh city for departure home. End of service

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Tour Cost includes:
- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
- Half board meals as indicated in the itinerary (Halal foods)
- International flight : HCM – Siem Riep, Siem Reap – Luang Prabang, Luang Prabang – Ha Noi.
- 1 domestic flights with airport taxes : Hanoi – HCM.
- English speaking guide
- Full Entrance fees.
- Private Boat trip in Halong Bay, Mekong river in My Tho
- Private Boat in MeKong in Laos and Tonlesap in Cambodia. – Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast (AC room) -

Tour Cost excludes:
- International Airport taxes (Vietnam 14USD, Laos 12 USD, Cambodia 25USD)
- Visas to Vietnam
- Visa to Laos (30 $ for Visa on arrival)
- Visa Cambodia (25 $ for Visa on arrival)
- Travel insurance, tips personal expenses, emergency transfers

Additional information:

Price in $US         Valid until 30 December 2014

Group size 2pax 3–5p 6–9p 10–15p 16p-up Single Supplement
Superior 2,715 2,585 2,515 2,485 2,465 415
First Class 3,005 2,885 2,815 2,785 2,765 705
Deluxe 4,165 4,035 3,965 3,935 3,915 1,315

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