Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos (Flights Included)

20 Day Small Group Tour from Hanoi to Luang Prabang with Bunnik

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Small Group Tour Starts In
Starts In
Hanoi
Small Group Tour Ends In
Ends In
Luang Prabang
Accomodation
Accomodation
3.5 - 4 Star
20
Max Group Size
20
Small Group
Trip Style
Small Group
Scenic / Cultural
Trip Style
Scenic / Cultural
Included
Flights
Included
Countries Explored:
Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos
Trip Operated By:
Bunnik
Bunnik
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Trip Code:
BUN61252

Itinerary

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1 Depart Australia
2 Arrive Hanoi
Welcome to Vietnam and bustling Hanoi! Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before this evening's group welcome dinner. (D) Special Experiences: A tradition dating back to the 11th century in northern Vietnam, we'll enjoy a water puppetry performance by a local renowned puppet master where we will go behind the scenes.
3 Hanoi
An early start this morning to discover Hanoi as the city awakens. We'll visit the flower market, the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and finish our tour with a Vietnamese breakfast and coffee.  Special Experiences: Walk along the ‘Rail Tracks of Hanoi' and explore a rarely seen side of Vietnam's capital. We meet the locals and see how they have adapted to daily life just metres from the trains. This afternoon our sightseeing highlights include the Presidential Palace, the beautiful Temple of Literature and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. (B/L)
4 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Today we travel to breathtaking Halong Bay, to board our overnight cruise. After a decadent Vietnamese lunch, we'll sail past amazing limestone rock formations and have the opportunity to discover hidden caves by boat or kayak. Relax with a sundowner this evening and enjoy the incredible views as the sun sets. (B/L/D)
5 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An
This morning you might like to take part in a tai chi lesson on the sundeck or just sit back and relax as we cruise. We'll explore Surprise Cave after breakfast. Return to Hanoi after brunch to fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An. (B/Brunch)
6 Hoi An
We begin the day with a walking tour of charming Hoi An. Highlights include the Culture & History Museum, the famous Japanese covered bridge and a historic, UNESCO Heritage-listed house. (B/D) Special Experiences: Visit the colourful local market before taking a short cruise along the Hoi An River to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School for an aromatic and informative cooking class (cruise subject to prevailing water levels).
7 Hoi An
The day is at leisure for you to enjoy this picturesque town at your own pace. (B)
8 Hoi An - Saigon
This morning we fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). In the afternoon we'll take a walking tour of the bustling metropolis. Highlights include the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and Opera House. We'll also visit the Presidential Palace and the moving War Remnants Museum. (B)
9 Saigon
Today we travel by boat to tour the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels with a veteran guide. (B/L) Special Experiences: Go off the beaten track to discover Saigon's a-little-out-of-the-ordinary sights. We'll visit the peculiar Dan Sinh Market, the Beaux-Arts Museum, Antique Street and the traditional French-style Fanny's Ice Cream Parlour, Vietnam's leading ice cream producer.
10 Saigon - Mekong Delta
We make our way to the Mekong Delta to board our traditional-style cruise boat. We'll observe life along the banks of the delta and hop on and off smaller boats on shore excursions, passing villages and rice paddies. Relax on board this evening with an aperitif as the sun sets. (B/L/D)
11 Mekong Delta - Saigon
This morning we travel to Cai Rang by traditional sampan boat to experience all the action of the floating market - the liveliest market in the Mekong Delta. We'll also witness rice-paper and coconut candy making, and visit a local farm and tropical fruit orchard. Tonight we'll enjoy a group dinner back in Saigon. (B/D)
12 Saigon - Siem Reap
Enjoy the morning at leisure before our flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia, gateway to the incredible temples of Angkor. Tonight we'll travel by remork to dinner at a local restaurant serving typical Khmer dishes. (B/D)
13 Angkor Excursion
Our day is spent in Angkor, visiting the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom. This afternoon we'll explore the amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple of Angkor Wat. Enjoy a group dinner this evening accompanied by an Apsara dance performance. (B/D)
14 Siem Reap
Special Experiences: Discover life, customs and culture in rural Cambodia this morning. We'll take an ox cart ride through a typical village and meet a local family who will prepare lunch for us. After lunch we'll visit a community school and workshop and learn about their ‘Bottle Building Project'. Special Experiences: We'll travel by remork to a nearby pagoda, where we'll hear more about Buddhism and local spiritual beliefs, and experience a monk's blessing. Tonight we'll enjoy a group dinner at a local restaurant. (B/L/D)
15 Siem Reap - Luang Prabang
This morning we'll cruise Tonlé Sap, the largest freshwater lake in southeast Asia. We'll observe life and see the colourful floating villages. This afternoon we fly to the charming town of Luang Prabang. (B/L)
16 Luang Prabang
We board a tuk tuk to explore Luang Prabang this morning. Later we'll discover beautiful Wat Xieng Thong and visit a local handicraft village. (B/D) Special Experiences: This evening we join the locals to experience the tastes and traditions of Laos during a game of pétanque and a typical Laotian dinner.
17 Luang Prabang
Today we'll explore the National Museum, housed in the former Royal Palace, Haw Kham. We'll then take a leisurely cruise along the Mekong. Enjoy the typical Laotian cuisine for lunch on board. The boat will also stop so we can explore the Pak Ou Caves. (B/L)
18 Luang Prabang
Special Experiences: Learn about rice harvesting, the tools that are used and meet the local farming guide this morning at Living Lands Organic Farm. We'll then enjoy a tasting of some typical food made from the rice. This afternoon we'll explore the beautiful Kuang Si waterfalls and visit ‘Free the Bears', a rescue centre for Asiatic Black Bears. Tonight we'll enjoy a group farewell dinner. (B/D)
19 Depart Luang Prabang
Today we begin our journey home. (B)
20 Arrive Australia
Level of fitness: This tour features 2+ hours of walking, often across uneven ground and in areas of high altitude or heat and humidity on 1 or more days.

Bunnik Inclusions

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Journey Highlights
  • Go Behind-The-Scenes at a traditional water puppet show in Hanoi.
  • Discover the city of Hanoi as it awakens, visiting the flower market, old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake before a Vietnamese breakfast and coffee.
  • Tour stately Hanoi including the Ho Chi Min Memorial, Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter on foot.
  • Walk the Rail Tracks of Hanoi and explore a rarely seen side of Vietnam's capital city!  Meet the locals and see how they have adapted to daily life along the rail tracks.
  • Spend the night on beautiful Halong Bay on a Vietnamese Cruiseboat.
  • Spend 3 nights in World Heritage-listed Hoi An and explore the town on foot, including the Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda, Culture & History Museum, the Chinese Assembly Hall of Fujien Chinese Community and an old historic house (UNESCO Site).
  • Cruise down Hoi An River to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School and learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes.
  • Tour bustling Saigon including the French-style Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the very moving War Remnants Museum.
  • Visit the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnel complex north of Saigon. This elaborate 200km-long tunnel complex was built by the Viet Cong and never discovered during the Vietnam War.
  • Enjoy an "A Little out of the Ordinary" tour of Saigon - a unique look at Saigon visiting the peculiar Dan Sinh Market, Beaux-Arts Museum, Antique Street (Le Cong Kieu), Fanny's Ice Cream Parlour, the trendy boutiques and shops of Ton That Thiep Street. 
  • Spend one night on the Mekong River, exploring the tributaries and canals while observing daily life along the river.
  • Visit the Cai Be Floating markets before a walk along the canals and the palm-shaded creek witnessing local houses, green orchards, shipbuilding yards, rural and water activities.
  • Spend an incredible day exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat. One of the world's must-see attractions, Angkor Wat was recently named a finalist in an international vote for the new Seven Wonders of the World.
  • Meet a local family in the countryside for a home cooked lunch and learn about their food customs and culture. Learn about Buddhism and spiritual beliefs before experiencing a monk's blessing.
  • Join a local school and learn about the "Bottle Building Project".
  • Explore Tonle Sap Lake and cruise past the floating villages.
  • Explore Luang Prabang by Tuk Tuk, visiting an open-air market and the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre.
  • Experience the tastes and traditions of Laos  and enjoy dinner and a game of petanque with the locals in Luang Prabang.
  • Enjoy a leisurely lunch cruise along the Mekong, stopping to explore the fascinating Pak Ou Caves.
  • Witness the the turquoise blue water and cascading Kuang Si Waterfalls.
  • Stop at Living Lands Organic Farm and meet the local farming guide to learn about rice harvesting and the tools used, and taste some dishes made from the rice.
Trip Inclusions
  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Asia. Taxes included
  • 4 economy-class flights within Asia
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles (excluding water based activities, remork & tuk tuk)
  • Tipping Made Easy, $225pp pre-paid
  • Porterage included where available
Accommodation & Meals
  • 15 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 1 night on board a Vietnamese cruise boat on Halong Bay
  • 1 night on board a river cruise vessel on the Mekong Delta
  • 17 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 7 lunches and 10 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners
Your Tour Guides
  • English-speaking locally based guides 
  • English-speaking locally based national guides throughout (Vietnam & Laos)
  • English-speaking local guide on board Mekong Delta
Trip Notes
  • Accommodation, itinerary and inclusions subject to change.
  • Disruptions to itinerary may occur.

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