Luxurious Cambodia & Laos & Vietnam Honeymoon – 15 Days
Starts : Hanoi City , ends : Da Nang City
Trip code: LCLVH15D
Accommodation: Hotel 4 & 5 stars
Transport: Boat, Private Van /Car, Plane
Tour Type: Private (min 2 persons)
Day 1-2 : Hanoi Capital Vietnam
Explore Hanoi’s busy Old Quarter and classic colonial French Quarter.
Arrive into Hanoi international airport where you will be met by your private driver and English-speaking guide, who will accompany you to your centrally located city hotel. Depending on your arrival time, you might like to spend the afternoon exploring the classically beautiful French Quarter on foot, with its colonial buildings and manicured parks.
On day two you will head out with your guide to explore the historical part of the city. You’ll visit locally important buildings such as the Temple of Literature, (Vietnam’s first university) and one of the oldest Buddhist pagodas in Hanoi, Tran Quoc, which is situated on the banks of the West Lake. You’ll explore the streets of the Old Quarter as the sun goes down on your time in Hanoi and discover weird and wonderful things for sale in each of the area’s themed "36 streets".
Day 3-4: Halong Bay cruise ovenight on Boat
Relax onboard a private boat as you cruise through Halong Bay.
This morning, your driver will escort you down to Halong Bay to board your private luxury boat by lunchtime, or for a real treat why not opt for the luxury seaplane across from Hanoi.
Modelled on the traditional Chinese junks that used to sail on the bay, the handcrafted teak and oak Bhaya Legend is an intimate and elegant option for a Halong Bay cruise. This private cruise offers the chance to escape the crowds and absorb the atmosphere of this beautiful region in peace and privacy.
The small size of the vessel also permits it to take a different route through Bai Tu Long Bay, visiting hidden corners off the usual tourist trail. On board you will have your own captain, boat mechanic, chef, waiter, and tour guide who will all be on hand to make sure you have a fantastic experience and discover all the bay has to offer, while the captain will tailor your route with you in mind. This is a private chartered vessel, so your Hanoi tour guide will await your return onshore.
Day 5-7 : Luang Prabang
Immerse yourself in the spiritual town of Luang Prabang.
Disembark your cruise this morning and drive to Hanoi airport for your short flight to Luang Prabang. On arrival, you will be met by another private guide and driver who will conduct you to your hotel. Here you will have a chance to refresh before visiting the hillside temple of Wat Phou Kouey, on the outskirts of Luang Prabang.
You will arrive as the sun is setting to find the temple illuminated by candles and enjoy a private baci ceremony to bless your journey and your marriage. In Laos, the baci is performed in celebration of any important event such as a wedding, birth, or for welcoming guests, and is a means of expressing goodwill and good luck to others.
Wake up early on the morning of day six to watch the saffron-robed monks collecting alms in the streets. This dignified and meditative ritual demonstrates the monks’ vows of austerity and humility while the locals gain merit through their generosity. Be sure to preserve the dignity of the ceremony by keeping a respectful distance.
After observing the morning ritual, head back to your hotel for breakfast before heading out to explore the city with the help of your guide. You’ll visit the former Royal Palace (which has now been converted into a museum); Wat Mai with its unusual five-tiered roof and golden bas-reliefs; and Wat Xieng Thong, the most revered temple in Luang Prabang.
Spend the afternoon exploring the town at your leisure. We recommend a walk along the banks of the Mekong River or climbing the 328 steps to Mount Phousi, which boasts spectacular scenes of the surrounding countryside and is a great spot to watch the sun go down.
On Day seven you will board a traditional riverboat for a leisurely cruise up the Mekong River and into the countryside around Luang Prabang. The boat will reach the Pak Ou caves at the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Ou River, where there are caves containing hundreds of sacred, centuries-old Buddha images. You’ll stop to moor for lunch in view of the stunning limestone cliffs, where you will enjoy typical Lao dishes before returning to Luang Prabang in the early afternoon.
From here, drive to Kuangsi Waterfalls, which cascade down a multi-level limestone formation creating a series of turquoise blue pools perfect for swimming in on a hot day. The jungle and dense woods surrounding the falls are filled with wildlife and pleasant walks can be taken along the natural footpaths.
Day 8-10: Angkor Wat
Explore the largest religious monument in the world and Cambodia’s national symbol: Angkor temple complex.
Head to Luang Prabang Airport this morning for your short flight into Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon arrival you’ll be met by your Cambodian guide and driver, who will accompany you to visit the temple of Banteay Srei, a wonderful sight in the warm evening light.
Banteay Srei, also called the "Citadel of Women", remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia. It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art, and is noted for its truly remarkably fine bas-reliefs. Banteay Srei is unusual in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor.
On the morning of day nine you’ll visit the Bayon Temple in the exact centre of the city of Angkor, a 12th-century masterpiece and a study in grandeur. Continue on to Ta Prohm temple, unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground.
Following your visits to these lesser-known temples, continue on to visit the world-famous Angkor Wat. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, it was constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Meru, home of the gods.
After a wonderful tour of the temples, take an Angkor Gondola paddle boat across the moat of the Angkor Thom compound and watch a spectacular sunset at Prasat Chroung temple. A range of cocktails, champagne, canapés, and soft drinks will be available on the boat, as you paddle slowly along the ancient moat.
Spend your final day in Cambodia at leisure in Siem Reap. Explore the craft markets in the town or head out to discover more temples. Alternatively you might choose to relax by the beautiful pool at your hotel or indulge in the award-winning spa services on offer in town. For the ultimate view of the Angkor temples you might also consider splashing out on a helicopter tour over the vast complex out to the remote Beng Mealea temple.
Day 11-15: Hoi An old town
Conclude your luxury honeymoon with a few days of pure relaxation on the beautiful beaches at Danang.
For the final leg of your journey, head to the airport to return to Vietnam. On arrival, you’ll be met once more by a guide and driver who will whisk you through beautiful coastal scenery to reach the InterContinental, an award-winning resort with a private access beach. Over the next few days, if you can bear to tear yourself away from this secluded beach and jungle clad hills, take a 30-minute drive into the old trading town of Hoi An.
Hoi An is a UNESCO-listed trading port and was the largest port in Southeast Asia during the first century. Enjoy a walking tour of the pedestrianised area along the river while your guide explains the history and rich culture of the area. Visit one of the many famed tailors here to add to your wardrobe, then spend some time with a private chef learning to cook Vietnamese classics with a fusion twist.
On day fifteen you will make your way back to Danang Airport in time for your flight home, relaxed and rejuvenated by your luxurious Indochina honeymoon.
All accommodations (with Twin/Double rooms) while on tour
The tour price includes all hotel accommodations with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available accommodations without sacrificing value. Although the quality may vary slightly from one hotel to another, our commitment to your comfort is unwavering. Two-bedded rooms and One-beded with Queen size rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are accommodated in two-bedded rooms plus a rollaway cot where available, and are not recommended for comfort.
All transfers and road transport in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
– For a private smaller groups (2pax -10pax), modern sedan cars and minibuses are used.
– For tour groups of 11pax or more travelers, air-conditioned Hyundai with 19- 25-35 seats are used on all road journeys. These vehicles are designed with excellent viewing windows and a high roof. All our vehicles are modern, spacious, comfortable, well-maintained, and safe
•Complimentary airport transfer on arrival and on departure days
All Breakfasts & Lunches on tour
• Breakfast – Is always included on all Vietnam Royal Tourism – European Continental breakfasts are supplied at the hotels where you stay. The Continental style usually consists of rolls, butter, jams, tea or coffee and juices.
• Lunch – Your Lunch meals are included and generally served at a local restaurant
• Dinner – is not included and is always up to you – allows you the freedom to eat what you want and enjoy the local flavors.
Please note: If you have special dietary requirements (eg Vegetarian), let us know so we can notify restaurants and prepare appropriate food for you.
Experienced, friendly and knowledgeable guides.
Your tour guide is a professional, fully trained employee of Vietnam Royal Tourism
All sightseeing as specified including entrance fees
Airfare While on Tour
– All on-tour flights must be purchased through Vietnam Royal Tourism as part of your tour package . From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us.
– The cost of international flights from your country to Asia (starting city) is not included in our prices. We believe we are giving all our customers, wherever you live, the flexibility to travel from regional airports, in any class of travel and include a stopover en route if you so wish. It also allows you the opportunity to use your frequent flyer points if you so wish
Visa Approval Code or Visa on Arrival
– After approval, we will fax or email you a copy of the Approval letter as an attachment
– Our Service do not include the Stamping Fee of about US$25-165/ 1pax to be submitted directly to the Embassy or Consulate (the stamping fee vary from Embassy to Embassy) or pay at Airport for Stamping Fee with Visa on Arrival
+ International airfare& airport taxes
+ Travel insurance
+ Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges (which will be advised at time of booking) ,
+ Personal expenses
+ Tips & gratuities
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