Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Vietnam Holiday from Malaysia - 7 days / 6 nights



Hanoi – Halong Cruise
– Hoi An – Cu Chi Tunnels –Mekong Delta

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (L/D) (G)

Hanoi Vietnam
Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Indochinavalue, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Upon arrival, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, then take a walk to visit the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple then enjoy the fantastic traditional water puppet show. Dinner and Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

Halong Cruise, Halong Tours, Vietnam Tours
This morning, drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on board.

(If you do not want to stay overnight on boat, we can arrange the overnight stay in a hotel in Halong city. This option is less expensive than the overnight boat. However, overnight stay on board is a unique experience!


Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise Hanoi – Flight to Danang - Hoi An (Brunch/ D) (G)

It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious Halong Bay Tourand words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Hue with Vietnam airlines. Pick up and transfer to Hanoi airport for the short flight to Danang. Pick up on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 4: Hoi An Free Day (B)

Hoi AnThere is no better place for break during your Vietnam holidays and Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no Vietnam Tours maker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Danang Beach. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

Day 5: Da Nang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/D) (G)

Cu Chi TunnelsAfter breakfast, our private Vietnam tour guide in Hoi An will pick you up for the drive to Danang airport for the flight with Vietnam airlines to Ho Chi Minh, a nice stop of your travel in Vietnam. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam. On arrival, we drive to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Dinner annd overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B/L/D) (G)

Mekogn TourToday, we continue our Vietnam travel with the interesting visit to Cai be floating market. 6 am : Pick up at your hotel in HCMC. Depart for Cai Be by private ca, stop to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to HCMC. Arrive back at your hotel at around 5pm. Dinner and overnight in HCMC


Day 7: Ho Chi Minh city Departure (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we visit visit the War Remnants or History Museum, the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House, City Hall then see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam with Indochinavalue. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Indochina Tour off the beaten track - 22 days from Laos


Indochina Adventure Tour | Indochina Tour Packages


Luong Prabang – Phonsavan – Xieng Khoang – Mai Chau – Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Hoi An – HCM – Mekong – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
 
ITINERARY

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Indochina MapIndochina Tour off  the beaten track in brief:

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival
Day 2: Luang Prabang
Day 3: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khuang
Day 4: Xieng Khuang – Vieng Xay
Day 5: Vieng Xay – Mai Chau Valley
Day 6: Mai Chau – Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi City Tour
Day 8: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruis
Day 9: Halong Bay – Hue
Day 10: Hue City Tour
Day 11: Hue – Hoi An
Day 12: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An
Day 13: Hoi An
Day 14: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be floating market – Can Tho
Day 17: Can Tho – Cai Rang loating market – Chau Doc
Day 18: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
Day 19: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Day 20: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat
Day 21: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Cruise – Phauk Village
Day 22: Siem Reap Departure

Indochina Tour off  the beaten track in details:

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrival (G)

Luang Prabang, the first stop for your Indochina tours is Unesco Heritage listed city. Upon your arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel. Today, depends on your flight, we will arrange a suitable itinerary for you to visit Luong Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Luang Prabang Travel
Day 2: Luang Prabang (B/L) (G)

If you wish, get an early start (6:00am or so) and watch or participate in the traditional Lao rite of Almsgiving to the monks. In the city, some 300+ monks file through silently collecting alms. This is an amazing sight and your guide will be on hand to demonstrate and explain this important ritual. Return to your hotel for breakfast.
After breakfast, begin a Mekong Riverboat trip with your guide on the mighty Mekong River to visit the famous & sacred Pak Ou Buddha Caves. These caves, overlooking the confluence of the Mekong & Ou Rivers from on high, have been home to many thousands of Buddha images that were placed here by local people since 16th century, when King Setthathirat found the caves and declared them a holy spot. Today many still pay respect with this old tradition. Walk through the caves before returning to your boat and to Luang Prabang town. Enjoy lunch en route.Cambodia Travel
Return to the hotel to relax or explore on your own. Luang Prabang is a wonderful walking town, and you can find dinner on your own at any number of fine international restaurants. Overnight in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khuang  (B/L) (G)

Today, we continue our beautiful Indochina tours with drive through wonderful natural scenery to Xiengkhuang. The journey will give you plenty of opportunities for photos and visiting hill tribe villages. Upon arrival, we transfer out to visit Site 1 of the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological site where hundreds of large stone jars are scattered all over the plateau.  Overnight in Xiengkhuang.
 
Day 4: Xieng Khuang – Vieng Xay   (B/L) (G)

Cambodia Tour PackagesAfter breakfast, continue the trip to Vieng Xay- The former Pathet Lao (PL) revolutionary headquarters of Vieng Xai sit in a striking valley of fertile hills and limestone cliffs riddled with caves, several of which were used to shelter PL officers during the Second Indochina War. The town is famous for the caves in which the stoic officers and some 23, 000 people found shelter, but Vieng Xai itself is unbearably pretty. Manmade lakes spot the landscape and wildflowers explode in crimson and yellow to join the emerald and karst backdrop. The beauty of the terrain somehow underscores the decimation it suffered during the American bombing campaign. Overnight in Vieng Xay.

Day 5: Vieng Xay – Mai Chau Valley (B/L/D) (G)

Today, beautiful drive through of one of the most beautiful countryside of Laos to Na Neo border gate, continue to Mai Chau Valley (Vietnam) which is the heart of a beautiful valley that is a world away from the hustle and bustle of Hanoi. The modern village is an unappealing sprawl, but as you emerge on the rice fields and rural living it is transformed into a real paradise. It’s a stunning area, and most people here are ethnic White Thai who are very friendly. Tonight, we stay in the homestay, this evening, enjoy the traditional musice and dance.

Mai Chau Travel, Vietnam Tours

Day 6: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B/L) (G)

Have breakfast at homestay and then have 2 hours of easy cycling through the verdant rice paddies and the villages of Chieng Sai, Na Phin, Nhot of the ethnic minority people. Lunch at homestay, relax and drive to Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi City Tour (B/L) (G)

Hanoi Tour, Hanoi City TourHanoi without a doubt is an exotic city for your Indochina Tours. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: HanoiHalong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

Halong Bay, Halong Travel, Halong CruiseHalong Cruise must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors to Vietnam. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Indochina tours. Upon arrival, board your deluxe traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset.  Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on boat

Day 9: Halong BayHue (B/L) (G)

People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty.Kayaking in Halong bay Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature and it is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise.
This morning, let get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All makes your Indochina Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Hue. Pick up on arrival and transfer to your hotel, evening free at leisure in Hue.
Overnight in Hue

Day 10: Hue City Tour (B/L) (G)

Hue Tours, Hue TravelHue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Indochina tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hue

Day 11: Hue – Hoi An (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we drive to Hoi An,  a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful destination and choice for all kinds of Vietnam Tours. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds.Hoi An in Vietnam, Hoi An Travel Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in Hoi An.


Day 12: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we invite you an interesting visit to My Son Holy land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. Drive back to Hoi An, end of your today's beautiful Indochina tour with the visit to the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 13: Hoi An (B)

Hoi An Vietnam, Vietnam Holiday, Vietnam Tour
Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam - is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous China Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 14: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (B) (G)

After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in.Ho Chi Minh Tours, Vietnam Holiday Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam.
In the afternoon, we will do the city tour of Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, visiting to Reunification Palace, Vietnam War Museum and the environment of Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh (B/L) (G)

Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en route to visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Back to Ho Chi Minh, this afternoon we the War Remnants Museum, Presidential Palace and buildings of old colonial Saigon. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City – Cai Be floating market Can Tho (B/L) (G)

Today we will start our exploration of the Mekong Delta, a major rice producing area. This must be one of the most fascinating riverine deltas in the world. The Mekong splits into nine major arteries. A vast network of rivers and waterways with thousands of ships of all sizes plowing the waters gives the Mekong Delta a very special atmosphere and no double one of the most favorite destinations for Vietnam Tours. On arrival, we will make a boat trip to the Cai Be floating Market, visit villages and meet the people of the Mekong Delta. Continue your boat trip to An Binh Island for Lunch in a local family and bike trip in the afternoon. Continue to Can Tho – the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in on your arrival, free at leisure and overnight in Can Tho.

Day 17: Can Tho – Cai Rang loating market Chau Doc (B/L) (G)

Cai Rang Floating Market, Chau Doc Travel, VietnamIn the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of any  Indochina tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Around noon, transfer to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen. Check in on arrival. Visit the Sam mountain to enjoy the a breath-taking view on the Vietnamese-Cambodian border with flat rice fields and nice canals, visit caved pagoda. Overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 18: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we take the boat trip to Phnom Penh, once the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh’s shine was tarnished by the impact of war and revolution. But that’s history, and Phnom Penh has risen from the ashes to take its place among the cool capitals of the region. Pick up and transfer hotel for check in. After a short rest, transfer to visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Russian Market. Dinner at local restaurant & Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh Travel, Cambodia Tours
Day 19: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B) (G)

After breakfast, our Indochina tour guide and driver in Phnom Penh will transfer you to the airport for flight departure to Siem Reap. Upon your arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel. Free a leisure and overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 20: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat (B/L/D) (G)

Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tours. Morning visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King and Pimean Akas. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit to the famous temple of Cambodia, Angkor Wat then continue to visit the Bakheng Hill temple with Sun Set included from the top of this hill. Dinner in a local restaurant and enjoy Apsara dance show.  Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 21: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Cruise – Phauk Village (B/L) (G)Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Angkor Tours
This morning, we take a wonderful cruise on Tonle Sap Lake for 1hour, visit floating village and  fisherman life, then back to visit Chantie Ecole-Artisan D’Angkor and Old Market. Lunch at local restaurant.
This afternoon, transfer to visit the base of Silk Village Phauk, it’s the village of Marble work, silk weaving and silk sewing and back to visit West Baray. Back hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 22: Siem Reap Departure (B) (G)

Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina tours until Vivutravel's private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with Vivutravel. We hope that you have enjoyed your Indochina tours with us and look forward to your next Indochina tours. Indochinavalue says goodbye and see you again!!!

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Vietnam Holiday from Malaysia - 10 days / 9 nights



Hanoi – Halong Cruise – Hue Hoi An – Cu Chi Tunnels –Mekong Delta

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (L/D) (G)

Hanoi Vietnam
Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Indochinavalue, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Upon arrival, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, then take a walk to visit the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple then enjoy the fantastic traditional water puppet show. Dinner and Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Lu & Tam Coc (B/L/D) (G)

Tam CocToday, we visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum then continue your Vietnam travel by heading south for the two hour drive along Highway One. We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Dinh Bo Linh successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the Ngo Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.
We then move on to Tam Coc - Poetically penned ‘Halong Bay on the rice paddies’, the area around Tam Coc boasts stunning scenery. While Halong Bay has rugged rock formations jutting out of the sea, here they soar skywards from a sea of green. After a three hour boat trip along the Boi River, we take a leisurely walk to visit Thai Vy temple which is beautifully located among mountains, rice fields, or do beautiful bicycle trip to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very nice pagoda and cave. Drive back to Hanoi, dinner and free at leisure. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 3: Hanoi Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

Halong Cruise, Halong Tours, Vietnam Tours
This morning, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on board.

(If you do not want to stay overnight on boat, we can arrange the overnight stay in a hotel in Halong city. This option is less expensive than the overnight boat. However, overnight stay on board is a unique experience!)


Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise Hanoi – Flight to Hue (B/L/D) (G)

It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious Halong Bay Tourand words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Hue with Vietnam airlines.  Pick up on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Hue.

(On the way from Halong - Hanoi airport, we will visit Con Son Pagoda, Phu Lang pottery village to past the time)

Day 5: Hue City Tour (B/L/D) (G)

Hue TourIf you are interested in Vietnam history, Vietnam culture, Temples, Pagoda... then Hue is the must see city of your Vietnam trip, because Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and "must see" Vietnam Tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang and Khai Dinh in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. After lunch, visit the Imperial Citadel before seeing Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda then taking the beautiful sunset boat trip on the romantic Perfume River back to your hotel . Dinner and free at leisure. Overnight in a Hue hotel

Day 6: Hue Da Nang Hoi An (B/L/D) (G)

Hoi An VietnamAfter breakfast, we drive to Hoi An,  a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful destination for all kinds of Vietnam Tours. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Dinner and overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

Day 7: Hoi An Free Day (B)

Hoi AnThere is no better place for break during your Vietnam holidays and Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no Vietnam Tours maker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous Danang Beach. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.

Day 8: Da Nang – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/D) (G)

Cu Chi TunnelsAfter breakfast, our private Vietnam tour guide in Hoi An will pick you up for the drive to Danang airport for the flight with Vietnam airlines to Ho Chi Minh, a nice stop of your travel in Vietnam. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tours and cities to visit in Vietnam. On arrival, we drive to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Dinner and overnight in a Ho Chi Minh hotel.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B/L/D) (G)

Mekogn TourToday, we continue our Vietnam travel with the interesting visit to Cai be floating market. 6 am : Pick up at your hotel in HCMC. Depart for Cai Be by private ca, stop to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to HCMC. Arrive back at your hotel at around 5pm. Dinner and overnight in HCMC


Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city Departure (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we visit visit the War Remnants or History Museum, the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House, City Hall then see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam with Indochinavalue. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!

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Hanoi - Saigon - 7 days / 6 nights

Vietnam Holiday for Malaysian

Hanoi – Halong Cruise – Hue Hoi An – Cu Chi Tunnels –Mekong Delta

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (L/D) (G)

Hanoi Vietnam
Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Indochinavalue, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Upon arrival, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, then take a walk to visit the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple then enjoy the fantastic traditional water puppet show. Dinner and Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

Halong Cruise, Halong Tours, Vietnam Tours
This morning, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on board.

(If you do not want to stay overnight on boat, we can arrange the overnight stay in a hotel in Halong city. This option is less expensive than the overnight boat. However, overnight stay on board is a unique experience!)


Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise Hanoi – Flight to HCMC (B/L/D) (G)

It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious Halong Bay Tourand words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Indochinavalue's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to HCMC with Vietnam airlines. Pick up on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in HCMC.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City Cao Dai Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/D) (G)

After breakfast, enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail. In the afternoon, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, a must see destination for any Vietnam tour, watch a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. For those interested there's even the opportunity to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range. Back in HCMC in the afternoon. Dinner and free at leisure. Overnight in a hotel in HCMC.

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh (B/L/D) (G)

Mekogn TourToday, we continue our Vietnam travel with the interesting visit to Cai be floating market. 6 am : Pick up at your hotel in HCMC. Depart for Cai Be by private ca, stop to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village, the green pearl of Vinh Long town, where you can immerse yourself in nature. Enjoy a lunch of fresh river food served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Take a delightful walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to HCMC. Arrive back at your hotel at around 5pm. Overnight in HCMC


Day 7: Ho Chi Minh city Departure (B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we visit visit the War Remnants or History Museum, the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House, City Hall then see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam with Indochinavalue. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Highlights of Hanoi - Halong - 5 days / 4 nights


Vietnam Holiday for Malaysian

Hanoi – Tam Coc Halong Cruise

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (L/D) (G)

Hanoi Vietnam
Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Indochinavalue, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Upon arrival, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, then take a walk to visit the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple then enjoy the fantastic traditional water puppet show. Dinner and Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi – Hoa Lu & Tam Coc (B/L/D) (G)

Tam CocToday, we continue your Vietnam travel by heading south for the two hour drive along Highway One. We spend one hour visiting the Dinh and Le sanctuaries. These are the two remaining temples of the ancient citadel of Hoa Lu. The first is dedicated to Dinh Tien Hoang (also known as Dinh Bo Linh), an Emperor from the Dinh Dynasty. The second commemorates the rulers of the Le Dynasty. Dinh Bo Linh successfully conquered Vietnam’s first independent rulers, the Ngo Dynasty. On his death in 980, General Le Hoan wisely married Dinh’s widow and established the Le Dynasty and enlarged the citadel.
We then move on to Tam Coc - Poetically penned ‘Halong Bay on the rice paddies’, the area around Tam Coc boasts stunning scenery. While Halong Bay has rugged rock formations jutting out of the sea, here they soar skywards from a sea of green. After a three hour boat trip along the Boi River, we take a leisurely walk to visit Thai Vy temple which is beautifully located among mountains, rice fields, or do beautiful bicycle trip to Bich Dong pagoda for visit to a very nice pagoda and cave. Drive back to Hanoi. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in a hotel.

Day 3: Hanoi Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

Halong Cruise, Halong Tours, Vietnam Tours
Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood.
Overnight on board.

(If you do not want to stay overnight on boat, we can arrange the overnight stay in a hotel in Halong city. This option is less expensive than the overnight boat. However, overnight stay on board is a unique experience!


Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise Hanoi (B/L/D) (G)

It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious Halong Bay Tourand words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi with a stop to visit one of the most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam - But Thap pagoda in a picturesque setting amond villages, rice fields. Back to Hanoi, dinner and free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi City Tour Departure (B/L) (G)

Hanoi, without a doubt is a beautiful stop for your Vietnam Tours. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home. With sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam with Indochinavalue. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!

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Highlights of Hanoi - Halong - 4 days / 3 nights

Vietnam Holiday for Malaysian


Hanoi – Halong Cruise

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (B/L/D) (G)

Hanoi VietnamVietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Indochinavalue, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.
Upon arrival, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, then take a walk to visit the Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple then enjoy the fantastic traditional water puppet show. Dinner and Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

Halong Cruise, Halong Tours, Vietnam Tours
Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood.
Overnight on board.

(If you do not want to stay overnight on boat, we can arrange the overnight stay in a hotel in Halong city. This option is less expensive than the overnight boat. However, overnight stay on board is a unique experience!


Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise Hanoi (Brunch/D) (G)

It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious Halong Bay Tourand words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Indochinavalue's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi with a stop to visit one of the most beautiful pagodas in Vietnam - But Thap pagoda in a picturesque setting amond villages, rice fields. Dinner and free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi City Tour Departure (B/L) (G)

Hanoi, without a doubt is a beautiful stop for your Vietnam Tour. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda before we transfer you to the airport for your flight home. With sincere thanks for your travel to Vietnam with Indochinavalue. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam trip and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!! www.indochinavalue.com

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Friday, October 26, 2012

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Why choose Indochinavalue?

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1. Trustworthy Travel Company in Vietnam

We are trustworthy Vietnam tour operator (not travel agent/booking agent) with business licence: 0104000493 and International Tour Operator License: 01-258/2010. Member of Vietnam national administration of tourism

2. Free itinerary design

We create your travel itinerary until it meets your budget and your personal insights without any charges, no matter how many changes you make.

3. Prompt reply in 0.5-12 hours

You will never have to wait for our responses because the Sun never stops shining at Indochinavalue.

4. 1 on 1 private travel consultant

Direct contact: When you contact or book with  Indochinavalue you are dealing with one person only who will provide you with the latest updates as well as quickly access the best deals in the region. The result: faster, more direct replies and fantastic savings.

5. Tailor made, private tour with flexibility

Create your own unique holiday with the help of the local experts. Whether you seek action and adventure, cultural odysseys, classic highlights, off the beaten track or simply flopping on divine beaches, we can meet your needs. The wealth of options featured on our website is just a taster of what we can do and can be easily customized to suit you.

6. Best available prices

We do not believe that you should pay a premium for excellent service and "outstanding holidays". It is our policy to keep prices as low as possible. By its nature,high quality long haul holidays are not cheap, therefore when comparing your options, we are confident that our holidays and tours represent excellent value for money.

7. Local Knowledge

We are based in Indochina so we know exactly about the products that we sell and about our country. Again, we are flexible, understanding, creative and professional and take customer service very seriously.  Last, but not least, we love our jobs and are passionate about Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos! . This invaluable local knowledge enables us to recommend the best places on your tailor-made Indochina tours.

8. Authentic Experiences

We take you to the hidden spots, introduce you to the locals and give you a true experience. Your guaranteed to get a sense of the culture and return home with unforgettable memories.

9. Informed Advice

We don’t just send you a program that is mass produced, we listen to your requests and create a new program for each traveler.

10. Our Customer Care

Our philosophy is that: The most expensive tour is the tour that runs below expectations which we pay for our images, compensation, refund and you pay for time, money and dissatisfactions ... Therefore, Indochinavalue's mission is to be the best of the best!

11. Accommodations

We select accommodations appropriate to the type of programs offered and client preference but good in quality and location. This can vary from the charm of a local guesthouse to select boutique hotels brimming with local character to five star hotels and luxury beach and mountain resorts. We work diligently to maintain close ties to a wide variety of hotel properties nation-wide so that we are always positioned to offer customers the best possible range of accommodations.

12. Our Transportation - We retain the services of an exclusive transportation fleet including automobiles from standard to luxury models. Depending on group size we also utilize air-conditioned buses from minivans to motor coaches, accommodating 4 to 45 depending on your needs. All of our transportaions have insurance and guarantee with the safety regulations.

13. Our outstanding tour guides

At Indochinavalue, we make the recruitment and retention of world class tour guides and group leaders a priority. Recruited region- wide, they possess elite university backgrounds, most with multi-lingual capabilities. They are eager to share with you their wealth of knowledge of the traditions and people of Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos.


14. Responsible Travel

Indochinavalue promotes and practices sustainable tourism principles. We work hard to empower local communities and ensure that both they and our clients benefit from our tours. We are constantly seeking new ways to bring clients closer to local cultures and encourage two-way cultural exchange of which home-stay/Markets experience is one of the best offers. Up to now, we have built one house for a poor family in Bac Giang province and trained their son to be a driver for our company (Mr Trung, you may meet him on tour). We are also running a cost free Vietnam tour guide training course to train students to be tour guides so they can find a job when they graduate.

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Today, Indochinavalue is the choice of a rapidly growing number of discerning tour operators in Europe, and since we enjoy the privilege of having cultivated partnerships. Indochinavalue takes seriously our commitment to protecting and enhancing YOUR brand name. When your customer travels with us, they are traveling with your agency. Think of us as “guardian angels” whose sole mission is to protect the integrity of your company while providing your customers with an unparalleled Vietnam and Indochina traveling experience. For partnerships, please contact us at: management@indochinavalue.com  

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Eco Adventure - 10 days / 9 nights

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Phnom Penh – Ratanakiri – Steung Treng – K. Cham – Siem Reap Travel

ITINERARY

Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival

Pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. you will be welcome by our tour guide and receive some general information of Cambodia.
Today we will visit the main attractions of the beautiful capitol of Cambodia like The Royal Palace, The Silver Pagoda, Tuol Sleng Museum, Choeng Ek (Killing Fields), The National Museum and of course Wat Phnom, the symbol of this city. In the evening you have the opportunity to take a drink at one of the many terraces on the boulevard over viewing the Tonle Sap River. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Phnom Penh – Ban Lung (B, L, D)

Stung TrengTo reach Banlung by land we may take almost whole day to travel by bus. But this is the only way to travel by at the moment as we don’t have flight. Banlung is the most beautiful part of Cambodia, Banlung - Ratanakiri. In this part province are living mostly minority tribes. About 80% Of the people who are living here are not Khmer-Cambodian but Lao, Tampuan, Jorai, Chinese, Vietnamese or Kreung.
In Ratanakiri we will be joined by a local guide who will show us the most beautiful places of Ratanakiri. By car and by foot we will explore the beautiful untouched nature. In the afternoon we will take a look at the Cha Ung waterfall and at the end of the day you can take a refreshing dive in the crystal clear water of the Yaklom Volcano Lake. We will spend the night in wooden cottages in the middle of the forest.

Day 3: Ban Lung (B, L, D)

Together with a local guide we will visit today several small villages and hill tribes. By 4-wheel drive and seated on an elephant we will explore the beautiful untouched nature. Crossing the jungle we will definitely meet some nomadic tribes. There are more then 20 of these nomadic tribes, by Cambodian people known as: Khmer Loeu, or highlanders, each with there own language and culture. Besides these tribes we will also visit some spectacular waterfalls.

Day 4: Ban Lung Travel (B, L, D)

Ever saw cashew or rubber trees? No? Well, today you are going to. Today we will visit a cashew and rubber field and a small village where the people are making a living out of gem mining. Everywhere around you, you can see holes with a dept of approximately 15 meters. Maybe it is your lucky day and you are able to find a few gem stones. The Sean Lae (7-steps) Waterfall, which we will visit next, has only been discovered recently and is one of the most beautiful waterfalls in Cambodia.

Day 5: Ban Lung – Stung Treng (B, L, D)

Stung TrengBefore we will leave to Stung Treng we will first visit a local market. At this colorful market you can find al your required souvenirs of Ratanakiri. In the afternoon we will arrive in Stung Treng. After checking in at the hotel you will have enough free time to explore this lovely village, situated at the Sekong River. Located only 40 kilometers from Laos and hardly visited by tourists, this city still has its own authentic atmosphere.

Day 6: Stung Treng  – Phteah Pkoh Village (B, L, D)

After breakfast we will depart to Kampong Cham either by boat or bus. Hopefully there will be enough water for a boat trip because traveling on the Mekong River is a great experience. At arrival in Kampong Cham we will continue the tour by minibus with a visit to Wat Nokor.
This temple was built in the 13th century with stones out of sand and still remains in a good condition. At Phnom Proh you have the opportunity to feed some monkeys. Late in the afternoon we will head to Phteah Kpoh, a small village surrounded by rice fields where tourists are a rarity. Dinner and overnight stay will be at a local family.


Day 7: Phteah Pkoh Village (B, L, D) 

The local village people are not used to foreigners riding around on an oxcart. They will be very surprised and greet you with a big smile and wave you goodbye. Riding around through rice fields and some small villages we will also visit a local school. As the children are very poor they will certainly appreciate small gifts like a pencil or any kind of school supplies. After saying goodbye to local villagers we will go to Tek Chaa. At the lake we will have lunch in small bamboo cottages. It is even possible to take a ride on one of the, probably only two in Cambodia, water bikes. An adventures ride on a motorbike through banana fields will bring us to the cold water springs.
Consider yourself lucky because this beautiful area is not mentioned in any guidebook at all. In this oases look a like surrounding you can enjoy the crystal clear water and the experience of walking around through the jungle. On route to Phnom Penh we will take a break at Skun. This village is famous because of their specialty: spiders! Fried or cooked with some salt or herbs it is the favorite snack of the local people. Especially the legs are supposed to taste very good.

DAY 8: Phteah Pkoh Village – Siem Reap (B, L)

Today we are leaving out of the area of adventure for an amazing heritage of Cambodia in Siem Reap province.
On the first day arrival in Siem Reap town, you will have your own leisure time. You can manage your own trip by rent a bike and make your own tour for a small city tour or visit local markets. But of course if you are in the mood for a relaxed day at the swimming pool, well, the choice is yours.

Day 9: Siem Reap (B)

angkor tours, angkor wat, angkor thomOne of the highlights of this tour is of course a visit to Angkor, the largest temple complex in the world. With the temples of Angkor, Cambodia has something to offer that none of its neighbours can rival.
To visit all temples will take us a week. Unfortunately we don't have that much time so we will visit with an experienced guide only the major and most impressive temples like Angkor Thom, Baphoun, Bayon, Elephant Terrace and of course the most famous one, Angkor Wat. You will be surprised by the unmatched architecture of these temples. This temple complex was discovered by the Frenchman Henri Mouhout in 1860 and was totally overwhelmed by the impressive jungle. Most temples are still in the same condition as when they were discovered in 1860. You can still feel the mysterious atmosphere as you probably witnessed in the movie Tombraider, which was partly filmed at this location. We will make this Angkor tour not with luxury touring cars but in Cambodian style, by TukTuk.

Day 10: Siem Reap – Departure (B) 

Breakfast at the hotel.
Free leisure.
Transfer to Airport for departure.

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Thursday, October 18, 2012


Vietnam Biking Tour off the beaten track - 23 days from Hanoi

Hanoi – Mai Chau – Son La – Dien Bien – Muong Lay – Sapa Tour – Halong Cruise – Hue – Hoi An – Quang Ngai – Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuot – Da Lat – Nha Trang Beach – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels

ITINERARY

Please contact us at info@indochinavalue.com for best price!
Note: The cycling can be flexible, it is from 15 km - 70 km per day.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
(G)

Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tour guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau (B/L) (G)

Mai Chau8h00 pick up at your hotel, we first take the car out of the city before riding our own way with bikes through villages, valleys of Hoa Binh province. Lunch break in Hoa Binh town, Visit Hoa Binh Hydro power, the biggest one in Vietnam, then continue the road up hills to Kun pass that offering spectacular views over the valleys and mountains. Arrive in Lac village of the Thai people in Mai Chau. Check in a stilt house then take a short walk around. After dinner, join the traditional dance and music show of the White Thai people, taste Ruou Can - the special wine of the local made from rice and a kind of tree leaves. Overnight in Thai’s house on stilts.

Day 3: Mai Chau – Son La
(B/L) (G)

After breakfast, we head to Son La, a stop in Moc Chau with hundreds of giant grass farm for cows, You will know why this is the biggest milk centre in Vietnam, continue to Son La and enjoy the view of the Northern mountains, arrive in Son La at noon, check in hotel before visit “Son La prison" in the French war. Walk around the town and overnight in Son La. Overnight at Train Union Hotel.

Day 4: Son La – Dien Bien Phu (B/L) (G)

Ride to DBP. Visit very primitive village of the Black Thai village on the way that you can see the very basic conditions of life. Continue to biggest daily hilltribe market in Thuan Chau, see different ethnic groups, local fruits, food, but it will be much more beautiful experience when reaching amazing Pha Din Pass, time for photos. Continue our way to Dien Bien. Overnight in Hotel at Him Lam Hotel.

Day 5: Dien Bien Phu – Muong Lay (B/L) (G)

Morning visit of the museum and sites of Dien Bien Phu. Head to Muong Lay, visit a village of the Black Dao People, if lucky, you will see an art of hair make-up of the old ladies on the way. Tonight, we stay in Muong Lay, a very lovely town by “Black River”. Overnight Lan Anh Hotel.

Day 6: Muong Lay – Sapa Tour (B/L) (G)

SapaRide to Sa Pa, during your way, you will see many different ethnic villages of the Lao, Lu, Black Dao, Tien Dao, Day, Red H’mong before driving up to the highest pass in Vietnam - Hoang Lien Son. Stop over at “Heaven Gate” for a wonderful view down to amazing valley and Fanxipang - the highest mount in Vietnam (Roof of Vietnam). You also visit “Silver Waterfall” - the nicest one in the area before getting to your hotel in Sapa. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 7: Lao Chai – Tavan (B/L) (G)

Sapa is the Queen of the Mountains, overlooking a beautiful valley, lofty mountains towering over the town on all sides. Sapa Tour is gateway to another world of mysterious minority cultures and luscious landscapes and great choice for Vietnam Tours maker to arrange Vietnam Culture Tours, Vietnam Trekking Tours, Vietnam Homestay Tours... After breakfast, we will do one of the most beautiful Sapa Tours by cyclying along scenic Muong Hoa valley to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Back to Sapa by private car, free at leisure for the rest of the day. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 8: Sapa – Lao Cai (B/L) (G)

The markets in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets, (We stop for cyclying where you want)

Market days:
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours. Overnight on the train.

Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Cruise (B/L/D) (G)

HALONG BAY
This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km, one of Vietnam’s, and indeed Southeast Asia’s, most spectacular natural attractions, whose staggering beauty has seen it listed as one of the eight natural wonders of the world. A UNESCO World Heritage site, Halong Bay,  highlight of any Vietnam Tours,  presents a quite extraordinary vista of hundreds of limestone islands (over 1600 at last count) that rise from the jade green waters of the bay like the scales of some great submerged dragon. Indeed Halong means ‘where the dragon descends to the sea’ and local legends tells of a time when this rugged landscape was created by the pounding tail of a mighty dragon as he ran from the mountains into the glittering waters of the bay below.
Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset.  Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood. Overnight on board.

Day 10: Halong – Hanoi – Hue (B) (G)

People said that your Vietnam Tours would not have been done without a trip to Halong Bay and a romantic night on board. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature.
This morning, get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city, end of your beautiful Halong Bay Cruise at around noon where our private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Hue. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Free at leisure.  Overnight in Hue

Day 11: Hue Tour (B/L) (G)

Hue is known for the magnificent rchitecture of its Royal Tombs, pagodas and temples built by the Nguyen Dynasty along the icturesque setting of the Perfume River. The royal relics of the Nguyen Emperors on the outskirts of the city are an easy ride from our hotel. In the morning we will visit the old Imperial Citadel, the

Hue city TourForbidden Purple City, and the Imperial Museum before lunch. In the afternoon we will visit some ancient tombs of emperors past. We cycle approximately 12 km to the eccentric Tu Ducs tomb located in a serene setting on the outskirts of town. Time permitting we will cycle to Thien Mu Pagoda, which is considered the unofficial symbol of Hue, before returning to the hotel.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 12: Hue – Hoi An (B/L) (G)

Hue to Hoian, Hai Van PassWe will set out early from our hotel on the bikes and ride for approx 30kms. We ride on smaller paved roads away from the main traffic on flat terrain. Passing through rice fields, local markets, a famous covered bridge and seeing various other traditional crafts, makes this is a great introduction to cycling in Vietnam as well as seeing the countryside. A motorbike follows with the first aid kit, water and tools as the road is too narrow for the support vehicle for this morning’s ride. After approx 3 hours we will board the bus and continue to the lunch stop on Lang Co Beach. Following lunch there is the option to challenge ourselves by riding to the top of the Hai Van Pass some 500m above sea level. Either board the bus at the top or continue down the other side before once again boarding the bus for the journey to Hoi An town via Danang City. If the group would like to ride

further, we can ride along the relatively new coast road the runs parallel to the beach and into Hoi An township. In the evening we will take a short walking tour through the old streets of Hoi An. The streets are charming at night with lanterns hanging from shop fronts and café patrons spilling onto the streets. Amongst other things, Hoi An is famous for a particular noodle dish (Cao Lau) which we endeavour to sample during our time here.

Day 13: Hoi An (B)

Hoian, Hoi AnDay free at leisure - Hoi An, probably the most delightful town in Vietnam, was a major sea port in the Middle Ages. Untouched in any of the wars, Hoi An retains influences from Chinese, Japanese, French and even Portuguese and British traders who stopped here between China and India. Adding to Hoi An's beauty is the Thu Bon River which winds its way through the city and out to the South China Sea. A boat ride can be taken to explore nearby islands. The high quality silk found in Hoi An can be made into clothes by local tailors within a couple of hours. You may even like to try your hand at a local cooking class to learn some of the sumptuous Vietnamese dishes. There are plenty of distractions to keep you busy for a full day in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An. 

Day 14:  Hoi An – Quang Ngai (B/L) (G)

Leaving Hoi An mid morning we take the bus to Chau O about 1.5 hrs from Hoi An. It is here we have a picnic lunch. From Chau O, the cycling is a mixture of dirt and paved roads through spectacular countryside and passing by villages where the people who love to say hello and wave at you. We continue to the better known hamlet of My Lai. Located here is the evocative memorial for those villagers who died in the horrific massacre during the American War. The My Lai site is in a small rural settlement, surrounded by simple thatched huts, quilted rice paddies and farmers with conical hats going about their day to day routines. The mood set by these surroundings is one of peace and tranquility despite the deep scars of the past. After visiting the simple memorial and museum we can either continue riding (depending on the time of day) or take our support bus to Quang Ngai where we stay overnight at Central Hotel.

Day 15: Quang Ngai – Kon Tum (B/L) (G)

Today is a more challenging day as we leave Highway 1 and head inland towards Quang Nam. We will cycle only part of today, along undulating roads with stunning photo opportunities. We will ride past many remote villages, tropical forests, over bridges and along quiet but scenic roads. Overnight in Kom Tum at Dakbla Hotel

Day 16:  Kon Tum – Buon Me Thuot
(B/L) (G)

tBuon Me Thuotoday’s cycling avoids highway 14 which recently has become quite busy. The cycle passes scenery included rubber and tea plantations, as well as passing through several ethnic minority villages. The route today is on paved undulating roads on our way to the largest town in the Western Highlands, and the capital of Dac Lac Province. Overnight in Buon Me Thuot at Thanh Cong Hotel.

Day 17:  Buon Me Thuot – Dalat (B/L) (G)

Today we have another excellent cycling day. We enjoy the first 50kms riding along the valley floors before taking in the undulating roads of Highway 27. The scenery along the way is just simply breathtaking. We will arrive into Dalat in late afternoon. Overnight in Da Lat.

Day 18:  Cycle around Dalat (B/L) (G)

Today we explore the fresh central highlands of Dalat by bike and enjoy its strong French feel. A visit inland to this lovely hill side town will be much appreciated for the cool climates that provide a welcome break from the usual humidity of Vietnam. Dalat’s population is made up of about 5000 hill tribe people of 33 distinct ethnic groups all with their own dress. Today’s tour will takein King Bao Dai’s Summer Palace, Crazy House, Thien Vien Truc Lam, Xuan Huong Lake, markets. Overnight in Da Lat.

Day 19:  Da Lat – Nha Trang
(B/L) (G)

Today’s part-cycle covers 170kms on Highway 27B and whilst undulating is mostly downhill towards the coast and Nha Trang. We may see wild elephants as we pass through more minority hamlets on our way to the kilometres of untouched beaches, great climate and islands to explore which have made Nha Trang a popular Vietnamese resort. The accommodation for the next 2 nights is ideally situated right near the main beach in the centre of town. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 20: Nha Trang Beach (B)

Nha TrangToday is a cycle-free day to enjoy the clear blue waters and relaxed ambiance of Nha Trang. We make an excursion by local boat on the harbour exploring nearby islands for a beach sojourn in the shade of coconut palms or snorkelling from the boat. You can also enjoy a relaxing massage, a cooling swim in the pristine waters, a pedicure or cool beer by the sea. A fresh seafood lunch is also available on the boat if you wish. On our return to Nha Trang we can plan to visit a local fishing village. Nha Trang also offers a number of sights of historical or spiritual significance, which can be explored at your leisure in the afternoon after our return. Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 21: Nha Trang – Ho Chi Minh City (B/L) (G)

After breakfast we will transfer to the airport for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon, we walk through the heart of the city past some of Ho Chi Minh's famous sites; the French colonial Town Hall, the Rex Hotel, Notre Dame Cathedral, the former U.S. embassy, the President's Palace (also known as the Reunification Palace), the War Crimes Museum. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 22: Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L) (G)

Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en route to visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh.

Day 23: Ho Chi Minh Departure (B) (G)

Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Biking Tour off the beaten track until our private guide will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with us. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to organizing your coming Vietnam Tours. Indochinavalue says goodbye and see you again!!!

END OF VIETNAM TOUR BY BIKE