21 day Best of Indochina

21 day Best of Indochina including return international flights, superior accommodation, breakfast daily, all transfers, overnight Halong Bay cruise, professional tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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Highlights

 

Escape the every day and embark on a 21 day Best of Indochina tour, full of culture, history, stunning sights and endless beauty

Discover ancient Phnom Penh and learn of its turbulent past, explore rural Cambodia in Siem Reap, admire stunning Angkor temples, wander Luang Prabang and enjoy the local markets of Hanoi.

Cruise the majestic Halong Bay, meet the locals in Hoi An, see Ho Chi Minh City‘s most famous sights and so much more. 

Your package includes return international flights, superior accommodation, breakfast daily, all transfers, overnight Halong Bay cruise, professional tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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Day 1: Australia –airplane-takeoff – Siem Reap

Today, depart Australia for Phnom Penh!

Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure to explore this vibrant city.

Day 2: Phnom Penh (B,L)

Today, learn about the Cambodia’s turbulent history as you visit the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, the infamous site of Pol Pot’s bloody Khmer Rouge regime.

Later we will make our way to the Royal Palace. Although closed to visitors, the beautiful building and palatial gardens are still visible from the exterior and are a sight to behold. A trip to the National Museum, Cambodia’s largest museum of cultural history, rounds off the day.

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B)

This morning we depart Phnom Penh for a 5 – 6 hour drive to Siem Reap, the gateway to the Angkor region. The journey offers an excellent opportunity to observe rural Cambodia up-close. Stop along the way and visit a market, where every assortment of street food is available, including a Khmer favourite, fried spiders!

Once you arrive in Siem Reap, you will check in to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure. 

Day 4: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (B,L,D)

Today is the day many travellers have been waiting for! Early this morning, you will visit the breathtaking Angkor Wat. Surrounded by a wide moat and spanning 162.6 hectares, Angkor Wat is the largest and arguably most astonishing religious monument in the world.

In the afternoon we continue to make our way around the temples of Angkor, and visit the monumental magnificence of Angkor Thom, the last capital city of the Khmers, home to the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King, the Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm. Watch a beautiful sunset from the Pre Rup temple before enjoying dinner with “Apsara Dance”.

Day 5: Siem Reap (B)

Take this opportunity to explore Siem Reap at your own pace. Be sure to check out some local restaurants for a taste of world famous Cambodian cuisine.

Optional Tour: Choose to visit Tonle Sap Lake. Start your trip with Kampong Kleang, a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake, and as yet bypassed by mass tourism. All the houses are on stilts offering an exceptional natural environment with breathtaking views of floodplains, rice fields and water vistas as far as the eye can see. Walk through the village meeting the locals and a family who raises crocodiles. Afterward, we will return to your hotel for free time swimming or shopping in the town.

Day 6: Siem Reap –airplane-takeoff – Luang Prabang (B)

After breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang, Laos. On arrival, you will be met by your driver and tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

In the afternoon climb Mount Phousi, rising 150 metres above the centre of town, from the summit you can enjoy a spectacular 360 degree outlook across the city and its many temples. Admire sunset before heading back down the mountain to discover the H’mong Night Market on your way back to the hotel.

Day 7: Luang Prabang (B,L)

Today, you have a full day visiting the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses a collection of valuables, including the famous Prabang Buddha statue and gifts received from foreign dignitaries. Previously a religious capital, Luang Prabang showcases more than 100 temples, considered amongst the most beautiful in Laos. In particular, you will discover, Vat Xieng Thong or Temple of the Royal City – a vast collection of sacred buildings and the most beautiful temple in the city. Vat May – built at the end of the 18th century, a capped sanctuary featuring a five sided roof surmounted by three parasols. Vat Visoun – the oldest temple in the city with its wooden windows inspired by the Khmer Temple of Vat Phou. Vat Aham – framed by two large Banyan trees. Vat Senna – the first monastery whose roof was to be covered with yellow and red tiles.

After we will visit TAEC Cafe, located inside the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center (TAE), and take a tour of TAEC, a museum dedicated to exploring the rich diversity of Laos ethnic minorities. Traditional costumes, tools, and artifacts are on display alongside in depth descriptions and written histories. It is a great opportunity to gain insight in to the Lao people.

Day 8: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Khuang Si Waterfall (B,L)

This morning embark on an upstream cruise on the Mekong River, which also gives us a breathtaking view of the tranquil countryside before reaching the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These two linked caves are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims. Along the way, we will stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make local rice wine. Relax and enjoy the leisurely cruise back to Luang Prabang.

Upon arrival in the city we will go directly to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. On our way back to Luang Prabang, we stop to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park, a must-visit spot where you can have an optional 15-minute tour to learn about butterflies and local flora.

Day 9: Luang Prabang –airplane-takeoff – Hanoi (B)

An early start gives a fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique in Laos, being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the procession. We will take a short visit to the local morning market near the Royal Palace. At the market, you can find anything from rice, to fresh vegetables, to steamed fish, frogs, and anything else that might be the day’s catch, set up on the ground this is what the locals do every day. This is a great chance for you to get a real flavor of the local culture.

In the afternoon we will check out of our hotel and take a flight to Hanoi – Vietnam’s capital. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours for you to relax and settle into your new surrounds.

Day 10: Hanoi (B)

Today is yours to spend as you please, you may choose to join an optional tour to get the most out of your time in Hanoi.

Optional Tour: Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (Kong skull) Visit Ninh Binh, the ancient capital of Vietnam from 968 AD to 1010 AD during the Dinh and early Le Dynasties. You will visit two small temples of the Kings, each of which is nearly a thousand years old. From there you will cycle through the quiet countryside roads to the spectacular limestone peaks of Tam Coc, passing colourful rice paddies and through the rural villages. Later, take a traditional boat trip to visit Tam Coc.

Day 11: Hanoi (B)

Beautiful Hanoi has enough to keep any traveller entertained for a lifetime. You will have all day today to explore the vibrant city streets, stunning natural landscapes and hidden local gems as you wish.

Optional Tour: Hanoi Street food (Dinner included) Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and appreciate the local lifestyles as you wind through Hanoi’s streets. You will have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as: stuffed pancake, banh my, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

Day 12: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B,L,D)  cruise-icon

This morning we drive to the ‘Jewel in the Crown of Vietnam’, Halong Bay. Arriving just before lunch, you will embark on a traditional Vietnamese junk boat. Have lunch on board and enjoy the afternoon and overnight cruise as it provides you with a fantastic view of the fabulous scenery and some 3,000 limestone islands which rise magically from the emerald waters. The limestone formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves, some of which you’ll get to visit. Enjoy a wonderful dinner on board.

Day 13: Halong Bay Cruise – Hanoi –airplane-takeoff – Hoi An (Danang) (B,L)

The Halong Bay tour continues today with a morning spent cruising on to the Man’s Head, Tortoise Islands and then Luon Cave by small bamboo boat. After brunch, continue to travel through Bai Tu Long to Bai Chay before disembarking. Your driver and guide will transfer you back to Hanoi to take a flight to Danang.

Upon arrival in Danang you will be transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. 

Day 14: Hoi An (B,L)

Today you will explore Hoi An on foot, visiting an old merchant’s home, the Japanese Covered Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese temple. Lunch will be at a local restaurant. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure, wander through the town or relax at one of the many cafés along the picturesque Thu Bon River.

Day 15: Hoi An (B)

Take the day to explore the delights of this wonderful city at your own pace or enjoy an optional tour.

Optional: My Son Sanctuary & Thanh Ha village Depart from your hotel and journey 40km outside of Hoi An. Arrive in My Son santuacry, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in southern region of Vietnam. Stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in tropical jungle. There will be a traditional music show you can choose to enjoy. Around late morning, we will return to Hoi An.

Day 16: Hoi An (B)

Take the day to explore the delights of this wonderful city at your own pace.

Day 17: Hoi An – Danang – airplane-takeoff– Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Enjoy a leisurely morning in Hoi An before being transferred to the airport for your scheduled flight to Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon). On arrival you will be by met by our tour guide and transferred to your hotel.

Day 18: Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Today spend the day at leisure or choose to go on an optional tour.

Optional Tour: Mekong Delta – Travel to Ben Tre to discover the unique lifestyle of inhabitants living along the Mekong Delta. Visit fruit and bonsai gardens, a coconut candy workshop and a rice paper mill. Bike ride or travel by horse carriage along the village road and enjoy local delicacies and tropical fruits, before you head back to Saigon this afternoon. Lunch will be included on your Mekong Delta tour.

Day 19: Ho Chi Minh City—Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)

After breakfast, you will have a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with highlights such as, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.

In the afternoon we continue on to Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam War, guerrilla fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide in during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving visitors a unique understanding of what life was like during the Vietnam War.

Day 20: Ho Chi Minh City –airplane-takeoff – Australia (B)

This morning you will have some free time for any last minute sightseeing or souvenir shopping before your transfer to the airport for your flight home to Australia.

Day 21: Australia

Arrive home today. 

 
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What You Get

 

Your package includes return international flights, superior accommodation, breakfast daily, all transfers, overnight Halong Bay cruise, professional tour guides, in-depth sightseeing and more…

  • Return international airfares with Vietnam Airlines, a full service airline including 23kgs checked luggage per person
  • All internal airfares with Vietnam Airlines & Laos Airlines
  • All transfers 
  • 19 nights’ accommodation on a twin share basis including breakfast daily 
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise including all meals while on-board your cruise
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • The services of professional English speaking tour guides throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

Highlights:

  • Discover symbols of Phnom Penh capital: Royal Place, Silver Pagoda, and National Museum, Wat Ounalom, Tuol Sleng Museum
  • Uncover the beauty of Angkor Thom complex and Angkor Wat with many famous relics
  • Explore the crowning jewel of all the monasteries in Luang Prabang
  • Wander ancient pagodas, French colonial buildings, experience traditional street life of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Enjoy lantern-lit streets and age-old architecture in majestic Hoi An
  • Be astounded at the hustle and bustle of Saigon
  • Travel into an underground world of guerrilla warfare, Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Relax on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk while cruising the UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay in an overnight cruise
 
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Fine Print

 

To book your 21 Day Best of Indochina Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have purchased your voucher, please complete the following request form: https://exclusives.webjet.com.au/bookings
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Once booked and confirmed, no cancellations permitted
  • Must book 65 days prior to departure
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Tour Excludes:

  • Visa – this will need to be applied and paid for by the recipient
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Optional insurance coverage is available for baggage, accident and trip cancellation/interruption
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tipping (not compulsory)

 Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Vietnam Airlines a full service carrier
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 23kg per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

 Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
  • Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.

 Single Supplement:  

$950 per person in addition to the twin share price

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to pay this single supplement. 

Optional Tours:

  • Mekong Delta Full Day Private Tour $130 per person 
  • Hanoi Street Food Tour – $75 per person
  • Halong Seaplane Tour (25 mins) – $155 per person
  • Tonle Sap Lake tour: $75 per person 
  • Ninh Binh – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (Kong skull): $69 per person 
  • My Son Sanctuary & Thanh Ha village: $69 per person

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. 

Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park: Please note this is closed on Tuesdays, and from 3rd May to 19th June every year

Child: Same as adult prices.

Triple Share: Not available.

Group Size: 2-30 people 

Business Class Upgrade: From $1,899 per person (international flights only). You will be contacted after submitting your booking form if you wish to upgrade.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: $150 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided.

Accommodation:

Phnom Penh: Memoire Siem Reap Hotel or similar
Siem Reap: Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar
Luang Prabang: Villa Chitdara Hotel or similar 
Hanoi – Flower Garden Hotel or similar
Halong Bay Cruise – Oriental Sails or similar
Hoi An – Coco River Resort & Spa or similar
Ho Chi Minh City – Silverland Central Hotels & Spa or similar

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person plus any applicable surcharges are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date. 
  • 2nd Instalment: $1,000 per person is due at 210 days prior to your travel date. Once this payment is made, no cancellations or amendments are permitted and all prior payments become strictly non-refundable. If you book within 210 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days.
  • 3rd Instalment: Final payment is due 120 days prior to your travel date. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent a final invoice within 7 days.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable

If our Trade Partner has not made contact with you within 48 hours of making your booking, please email customerexperience@webjetexclusives.com.au to follow up the status of your booking

Travel Insurance: Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

Visas: Visas are not included. It is the traveller’s responsibility to ensure they meet the visa requirements for the country they are visiting. Webjet Exclusives is unable to provide visa advice.

For Visa assistance, please visit Webjet’s Travel Visa Service page

Note: If you have not yet selected your dates of travel or submitted your booking form, our 21 Day Money Back Guarantee allows you to claim a full refund within 21 days of your purchase. However, if you have selected your dates and submitted your booking form, your purchase becomes strictly non-refundable even within 21 days of purchase. See our Terms & Conditions for further details.

 
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Travel Dates

 

Departure Dates:

2017

4 June
8 July
14 August
9 September
18 September
4 October*
11 November*

2018

15 January** 
19 March*
1 April*
16 April*
7 May
4 June
24 June
16 July
30 July
14 August 
3 September
24 September
8 October*
29 October*
19 November*

*A $200 per person surcharge applies 

**A $400 per person surcharge applies 

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. True availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 
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Package Inclusions
  • Only $199 deposit! 
  • Return international airfares
  • All internal airfares 
  • All transfers
  • 19 nights’ twin share accommodation
  • Breakfast daily
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise including all meals
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary
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