Day 1: Bangkok-Arrival. Arrival in Bangkok. Transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free at leisure. Overnight in Bangkok. Transport: Car.
Day 2: Bangkok-Luang Prabang. Transfer to the airport. Fly Bangkok to Luang Prabang. Meet upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Transport: Car and airplane. Includes: (B).
Day 3: Luang Prabang. Free day. Overnight: Villa Ban Lao. Includes: (B).
Day 4: Luang Prabang. Free day. Overnight in Luang Prabang. Includes: (B).
Day 5: Luang Prabang-Vientiane. Transfer to the airport. Fly Luang Prabang to Vientiane. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Vientiane. Transport: Car and airplane. Includes: (B).
Day 6: Vientiane. Free day to explore the capital of Laos on foot or by bicycle. Overnight in Vientiane. Includes: (B).
Day 7: Vientiane-Lak Sao. This morning your private guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel. You destination today will be the small town Lak Sao. We drive south, following the Mekong River. Lak Sao is 320 km. far from Vientiane, this will take approximately 6-8 hours for driving. We will pass through some of the most dramatic and breathtaking limestone scenery in Southeast Asia. The Khammouan Limestone NBCA (National Biodiversity Conservation Area) is one of the most stunning landscapes of Laos. You can ask your guide to stop anywhere else along the way to make pictures or for any other purposes. The landscape is simply spectacular.Afternoon arrival in Lak Sao. Overnight in Lak Sao. Transport: Car. Includes: (B).
Day 8: Lak Sao-Dong Hoi. Transfer the border (Cau Treo). The meeting time at the border is at 09.00 am. Say goodbye to your Lao guide. Cross the border to Vietnam (you should have a Vietnam visa before entering Vietnam as the visa is not available upon arrival). Meet your Vietnamese guide upon arrival and transfer to Dong Hoi. Dong Hoi was for largely destroyed during the Vietnam War. Many new buildings have been constructed since then giving this town a distinct atmosphere. Overnight in Dong Hoi. Transport: Car. Includes: (B).
Day 9: Dong Hoi-Hue. Morning visit of Phong Nga Caves. The Phong Nga cave system, designated a World Heritage Site in 2000, is a natural wonder and stretches way underground.The main cavern is almost 8 km long with uncharted kilometers of passageways and river caves adjoining. The remains of an ancient Cham temple also lie inside the cave which is accessed by boat. After this visit drive to Hue. Overnight in Hue. Transport: Car and boat. Includes: (B).
Day 10: Hue. Free day to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site. Overnight in Hue. Transport: Boat and car. Includes: (B).
Day 11: Hue-Hoi An. Today at 08:30 you will picked up by your driver for the transfer from Hue to Hoi An. Your driver is responsible for safely transferring you to Hoi An. This drive will take approximately 4 hours including stops along the way. There are no scheduled stops along the way. The driver will stop for the occasional toilet stop and for lunch. It's not guaranteed that your driver speaks English. Drop off at the hotel. Overnight in Hoi An. Transport: Car. Includes: (B).
Day 12: Hoi An. Free day in Hoi An. Hoi An is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Hoi An is another UNESCO World Heritage on your journey. Overnight in Hoi An. Includes: (B).
Day 13: Hoi An-Danang-Saigon. Transfer to Danang for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Fly Danang-Ho Chi Minh City. Meet upon arrival and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Saigon. Transport: Car and airplane. Includes: (B).
Day 14: Saigon. Free day. Overnight in Saigon. Includes: (B).
Day 15: Saigon-Chau Doc. Pickup from the hotel at 08:30. Drive to Chau Doc. This journey will take up most of the day. Visit the Cai Be floating market on the way. Continue to Chau Doc. You can ask your guide to stop along the way for taking pictures or for any other purpose. Drop off at the Thuan Loi Hotel. The Thuan Loi is a simple, centrally located hotel. The restaurant has a nice terrace along the river. Overnight in Chau Doc. Transport: Car and boat. Includes: (B).
Day 16: Chau Doc-Phnom Penh. The public boat will depart from the pier of the Thuan Loi Hotel at 08:30. It will take approximately one hour to the Cambodian-Vietnamese border. Border crossing formalities will take approximately one to one and a half hours. Continue to Phnom Penh which will take another three hours. Meet upon arrival and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Transport: Boat and car.
Day 17: Phnom Penh. Free day. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Includes: (B).
Day 18: Phnom Penh-Siem Reap. Transfer to boat landing. Public boat to Siem Reap. Departure of this boat is at 7 am. Public boat over Tonle Sap Lake to Siem Reap. The Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. It forms a natural floodplain reservoir in the depression of the Cambodian plain and is drained by the Tonle Sap River into the Mekong River near Phnom Penh. When the level of the Mekong River is high the flow of the Tonle Sap River reverses: water is pushed into the lake, raising its level by up to 10 meters and increasing its area from 2,500-3,000 square kilometers in the dry season to 10,000-16,000 square kilometers in the rainy season. Transfer from pier in Chong Kneas to your hotel in Siem Reap. Overnight: in Siem Reap. Transport: Car and boat. Includes: (B).
Day 19: Siem Reap. Free day to explore the ruins of Angkor on your own. Overnight in Siem Reap. Includes: (B).
Day 20: Siem Reap. Free day to explore the ruins of Angkor on your own. Overnight in Siem Reap. Includes: (B).
Day 21: Siem Reap-Deparure. Free day. Check out at noon. Transfer to the airport (driver only). End of services. Transport: Car. Includes: (B).
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