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Vientiane to Sai Gon Mekong Downstream – 10 days

Vientiane Patuxay

Discover Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam on a 10 day inclusive package tour. Starting in Vientiane, visit the major sights of the capital including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues. See the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Phou and cruise to Khong Island, the largest island of the 4000. See incredible Sompamit Waterfall take a boat cruise to see Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River. Next is Kratie, Cambodia known for its pleasing riverside scenery and verdant villages and rice paddies. Make your way to the capital Phnom Penh and see all the city sights including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. Discover Vietnam’s beautiful Mekong Delta and see exciting floating markets and try your luck on a monkey bridge! Head to bustling Ho Chi Minh city to see the Reunification Palace, Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum. Go to the world famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war.

  1. Wat Prakeo

  2. PhaThatLuang Laos Entrance

  3. Wat Phou

  4. Khong Island

  5. Khon Phapheng

  6. Kampong Cham

  7. RoyalPalace PhnomPenh

  8. Phnompenh National Museum

  9. ChauDoc ChuaXu lady

  10. Long Xuyen

  11. NinhKieu Quay CanTho

  12. CaiRang floating market

  13. Ho Chi Minh

Day 1

Arrival Vientiane

On arrival in Vientiane airport, pick up and transer to o hotel. After a short rest, we start to visit the major sights of the capital, including the oldest Wat Sisaket with thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. On the way to the famous and sacred structure of That Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument, which is well known as Vientiane’s own Arc de Triumph, sunset by the Mekong Riverside and late evening. Overnight in Vientiane

Meals: B, L

Day 2

Vientiane – Flight to Pakse – Champasak – Wat Phou – Don Khong

Morning transfer to airport for flight to Pakse. Upon arrival in Pakse , pick up and transfer to prier where we then embark on a motor boat for one and half hour ride to Champasak. From here, we take a tuktuk to Wat Phou. Wat Phou is a pre – angkorian temple complex occupying a dramatic mountainside site over looking the Mekong valley. The wat is divided into lower and upper parts and is joined by a steepstairway. We return to Champasak and continue our boat cruise Khong Island, Khong Island is the largest island of 4000 Island (Si Phan Don), one of nature’s marvels. Here the Mekong suddenly fans out, forming an intricate, beautiful network of channels, rocks and sandbars and island of 14km wide. Overnight in Khong Island

Meals: B, L

Day 3

Khong Island

We are excited about islands discover by boat today. We take a boat cruise to Done Khone for 3 hours. A lunch stop is made in this island. We’ll visit the old railway and Sompamit Waterfall. Afterward we cruise to Don Det and continue to Ban Nakasang. Here, we take a short tuk tuk drive to Veunkham. We stop at Khone Phapheng Waterfall for a drink before continuing on boat cruise to see dolphin. Si Phan Don is home to the rare Irrawady dolphins, which can often be spotted at the southern tip of Don Khon, along with tow impressive waterfalls. Overnight in Khong Island

Meals: B, L

Day 4

Khong Island – Stung Treng – Kratie

After a short transfer, we arrive at the border. You will meet our guide from Cambodia . Pick up clients at Dong Kalor (land border between Lao & Cambodia) at early morning around 8.00am, transfer to Kratie via Stung Treng. Afternoon take a boat to observe the endangered fresh water Irrawaddy dolphins in the Mekong River. As few as 80 dolphins remain in the waters, and while there are ongoing and comprehensive conservation projects underway, dolphin mortality remains high. Dolphins aside, Kratie province is known for its pleasing riverside scenery and verdant villages and rice paddies. Overnight at the hotel in Kratie

Meals: B, L

Day 5

Kratie -Phnom Penh

Breakfast at hotel. And depart by road to Kompong Cham. On the way to Kompong Cham stop at Chhup, a rubber plantation first established in the region by the French tire maker Michelin. Lunch at local restaurant in Kompong Cham. Visit Wat Nokhor with its ancient temple and modern style pagoda (12th century)and tour of Kampong Cham to view examples of colonial architecture. Make a stop in Skuon to taste Cambodia’s more exotic culinary delights, the deep-fried spider. Continue to Phnom Penh. Overnight in hotel in Phnom Penh.

Meals: B, L

Day 6

Phnom Penh – Chau Doc

Morning we will visit Royal Palace; Silver Pagoda named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles, the treasures are a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilos and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha; and National Museum also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1920. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art – notably sculptures, most of the exhibits dating from Angkor period and pre-Angkor era. And at noon time transfer to the boat pier for boarding to Chau Doc by Hang Chau Express boat . Arrive Chau Doc around 17 : 00 pm. Pick up and transfer to your proposed hotel. overnight in Chau Doc.

Meals: B, L

Day 7

Chau Doc – Long Xuyen – Can Tho

Breakfast at hotel. Take boat trip to visit the floating fish farm and the floating village, visit the local Cham minority village and her traditional weaving village. Depart for Long Xuyen, visit the bird Sanctuary in Thot Not and the incense stick making village. Check in upon arrival in Can Tho. Free for exploring the city on your own in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel in Can Tho

Meals: B, L

Day 8

Can Tho – Sai Gon

After breakfast, we will take the boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River. The boat trip takes you to the Cai Rang floating markets, which are the most original ones and bustling places of the region. And we will try probably the Vietnamese vermicelli soup, then will now go and see how it is made. After that roam into the village to get in touch with the local people, we will have a chance to experience how to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one bamboo. Return to Can Tho for lunch. Depart for Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Meals: B, L

Day 9

Sai Gon City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnel

Morning we visit the Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Sai Gon Post Office. After seeing the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum, we continue our trip on to the bustling Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale . We continue to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, which were an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Overnight in Saigon

Meals: B

Day 10

Sai Gon Departure

After breakfast we will be free until time to transfer to airport for departure. End of our service. Finish your Vientiane to Sai Gon Mekong Downstream

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Cruise Includes:

  • All transfer & transport by private car / van / bus
  • Accommodation based on twin/double sharing with daily breakfast
  • Domestic airticket : Vientiane – Pakse
  • All entrance fees Traditional boat fare as per mentioned
  • English/French / speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned ( B = Breakfast ; L= Lunch ; D= Dinner)
  • Speed boat Phnom Penh – Chau Doc
  • Boat cruises as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Goverment taxes & service charge

Cruise Excludes:

  • International flights
  • International departure tax
  • Laos visa ( 30 USD upon arrival)
  • Vietnam visa ( compulsory in advance)
  • Cambodia visa ( 25 USD at the border)
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Personal expenses such atelephone, laundry and bar bills etc.
  • Tips and gratuities
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