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Asia travel packages tour can satisfy the thirst of explorers. After your leisure in a great convenient city, a promising starts to the far north of Vietnam where the off-beat locations are awaited for their real soulmates. Travelers are in with a chance to savor an authentic life of ethnic minorities.
Trekking, hiking, spectacular mountains, shark tooth peaks, canyons, waterfalls, rivers, lakes, valleys and caves are well worth for adventurers who are dreamt of an unaccustomed way of exploration. Back to Hanoi, the heart of culture in Vietnam, you will smoothly flow with a boat trip in inland heaven – Ninh Binh and a cruise journey to one of seven new wonders of the world – Ha Long bay as a move bringing back to your real modern life. Cruising to Camboida, packages take you to explore the Angkor Temple ancient ruins and wandering through countryside places and travel to Tonle Sap Lake, the biggest lake in Southeast Asia.
Asia travel packages tour begins with the arrival in Hanoi. Your driver will meet you at the airport and transfer to your accommodation. Check into hotel and have some rest after the flight.
You can take a walk around the neighborhood. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.
Overnight in Hanoi
The Asia packages begin in Hanoi that is the country’s cultural heart, bearing traces of centuries of changing dynasties, travel to some iconic places in Hanoi. At 8:00 AM, your tour guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and take you to the key historic attraction of the city such as Hoan Kiem Lake; Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum; Vietnam Museum of Ethnology the Hanoi Temple of Literature – a rare example of Vietnamese architecture back to the 11thCentury. In the afternoon, immerse in the unique cultural experiences right in the heart of the Old Quarter
And enjoy your lunch at local restaurant before making a stroll around the charming Hanoi Old Quarter to explore the fantastic maze off back street. Then walking to busy streets of Nha Chung where every day is always the busy by serveral of food and vegetarian gather for sales. And stop at old France House for tea break and talk to him and discover more about the change of the local people, life and listen to the story of family in each period
Step into the home of Mr. Liem, a passionate seventh-generation puppet maker and performer. He is the creator of the mobile theater and new puppet designs. Visit his humble home and listen to his story and to understand how his love for this traditional art grows. Then have a private show in his small theatre and learn the basic techniques of using bamboo rods to move puppets through the water.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Have breakfast at the hotel, then your guide will meet you at the hotel lobby and you will start your trip to Ba Vi, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.
Upon arrival visit Mr. Duoc’s house, enjoy the fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds made by his family. Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is a Vietnam War veteran and lived during that hard time. He is also a green tea expert, you will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village, and will join the locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host Mrs. Chin and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.
After lunch, you will wander around the village and mingle with local people. You will visit the local craftswoman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age, and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way.
Then join your guides for a cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the lake. Stop at another host family for foot bath prepared by the recipes of Muong ethnic group and have a relaxing time.
Later, enjoy a transfer from Ba Vi back to your accommodation.
Overnight in Hanoi
Enjoy breakfast at your accommodation, today our packages travel to SaPa, a cloudy town in Southeast Asia. It takes few hours to arrive at Sapa. During the journey, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on both sides of this road. Overnight in Sapa
The day is devoted to a beautiful hike through the breathtaking scenery of Sa Pa valley. Start by road that descends in the wake of the street Cau May (6 km) En route, admire the rice terraces hidden behind mist of the morning, a truly awe-inspiring sight.
As you continue your trek along the Muong Hoa River you will cross a small suspension bridge, roughly 2km from the settlement. Here you can discover a fascinating collection of rock carvings. These engravings depict some beautiful images of man, stilt houses and some beautiful decorative patterns. We lunch in a home in the village. After lunch the walk continues through a bamboo forest to Giang Ta Chai, a Red Dao ethnic minority village. After taking a rest nearby a waterfall to refresh, you start climbing uphill to a road where the car is ready for your journey back to Sapa.
Have a breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy your last day in Sapa. Afterward our driver will come to your accommodation and transfer you to train station. Take a night train to Hanoi
Travel to wonders of nature in Asia with 2 days 1-night packages. 10h00: Pick up you at your hotel and depart to Hai phong on highway to Dinh Vu Port, Haiphong where we arrive at around 11h30. You can take special tea at lounge by warm welcome. 12h00: Transfer by tender to the Azalea Cruise Halong.
Start cruising and explore Halong Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature. 12h40: Azalea Cruise Halong boat proceeds to Da Chong islet, where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. We have lunch before continuing our journey via the islets of Con Vit and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched, as not many cruise ships use the route via the Cat Ba Island – Thoi Quyt area – Coc Ngoi islet – through Cua Van to Ba Trai Dao area.
15h00: We progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay- a separate part of Halong Bay. This is a quiet tourist paradise in Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty, having about 400 fascinating islands. Unlike the main, Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature. You may prefer to try your hand at kayaking or simply just enjoy a swim. This is a great experience, immersed in the crystal clear waters of the bay, in the Ba Trai Dao area.
17h30: Returning Azalea Cruise Halong boat you can watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin. Onboard you may join a traditional cooking class.
19h30: Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served for you by our wonderful onboard catering staff. This is a delightful meal in an intimate romantic setting 21h30: Enjoy the landscape of the bay at night up on the top deck. Relax whilst enjoying drinks from the bar. Try your hand at night squid fishing, watching a movie in the restaurant. Overnight on board.
06h00: Why not rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck; after which we serve light breakfast. Upon completing breakfast continue our journey and head out in canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Sang Toi cave is situated.
9h30: Return to Azalea Cruise Halong boat for check-out procedures
10h00: Whilst cruising back you can enjoy a delightful brunch
11h35: We return to the quay side in the south of the bay, where our visitors disembark.
12h10: We bid farewell at Dinh Vu port, this is the end of the program.
14h00: Back to your drop-off point in Hanoi. Later, taking a flight to Hoi An
Overnight in Hoi An
Have breakfast at your hotel. Today you have a chance to learn about local cuisine from the master on an exclusive cookery class with Hoi An chef Duc Tran – local character, restaurateur, and all-round food legend.
At the forefront of Hoi An’s thriving, innovative restaurant scene are a number of local chefs who have gained something of celebrity status. Perhaps foremost amongst this group is the charismatic Chef Duc Tran, proprietor and head chef at a number of strong in town. Duc’s restaurants are famed for their fabulous fusion of Vietnamese and international cuisine inspired by his worldwide travels.
For one of the most exclusive foodie experiences in Vietnam, let Chef Duc take you on a half-day culinary journey. Pay a visit to Hoi An market to meet the vendors who supply him daily with some of the finest and freshest ingredients in Vietnam, before returning to the restaurant to craft them into mouth-watering and visually stunning creations.
Overnight in Hoi An
Today your our guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am and take you for a cycling trip to the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. After that take a paddleboat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise.
Then have lunch, after which you will be transferred back to your hotel. End of the tour.
Overnight in Hoi An
Today you will have free time to explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon River.
Overnight in Hoi An
Have breakfast at the hotel and relaxing time before boarding a flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City. The approximate flight time is one hour and 30 minutes. Upon your arrival, our driver escorts you to your accommodation. The rest of the time is at your leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Have a breakfast at your hotel then Jeep picks you up at hotel and travel the city tour packages as Ho Chi Minh City as the pearl of Southeast Asia. The first stop on your tour Jeep will take you go to visit the Independence Palace/ the Reunification Palace. The palace is symbolic of the end of the Vietnam War during the Fall of Saigon on April 30, 1975, when the North Vietnamese Army tank number 843 crashed through the gates of what was at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
Next, you will admire the Museum of American War Crimes/ the War Remnants Museum is the most popular museum of Ho Chi Minh City. It gathers a collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam’s wars. After the Museum, you will see Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office.
We greet our guests in the morning at our welcome lounge in Saigon then travel to the mighty Mekong River of Asia with cruising packages. Kick back with a second coffee as our staff collects your details for the boarding. We bid farewell to the hustle and bustle of Saigon and travel 70 kilometres south over land towards My Tho to embark on our vessel.
Lunch in the restaurant while the vessel steadily glides upstream. Now it is time to get acquainted with one of the largest streams in Asia.
Let your soul float and your eyes wander while the boat makes its way upstream. It is often stated that “nautical air” makes you hungry, so you are cordially invited to our afternoon tea in the open-air bar as twilight bathes the Mekong Delta in a golden haze.
While you savour your delightful dinner, the ship reaches Cai Be. Cai Be would later become the surrounding region’s predominant water-based trading hub, as we will see in tomorrow’s visit to the floating market. We anchor mid-stream near Cai Be and moor there overnight. If you are in the mood for some evening entertainment, there is a cinema in the lounge showcasing classic movies and interesting documentaries on a nightly basis.
Wake up early to witness the spectacular scenery at the break of dawn. To make the experience complete, join our daily morning Tai Chi class. Afterwards, a rich breakfast buffet awaits, or if you prefer, we can serve breakfast directly to your room.
We arrive at Cai Be, a charming market town which is famous for its Catholic French church and the manufacturing of traditional crafts and food products. The once enormous floating market of Cai Be gets smaller year by year since trading on the water is continually shifting towards modern markets. However, you can still see boat-to-boat trading of local goods, such as fruits and agricultural products and imagine what this must have looked like on a larger scale. We learn from our guide about the long-lasting trading culture and how each boat has a special marker to let buyers know what goods they are selling.
By local boat, we sail along the green canal network and watch the farmers working in the fields. A visit ashore of a workshop shows us the manufacturing of rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies and rice wine. Cai Be’s surrounding areas are covered by palm trees, which is why the region is also famous for the production of coconut candy. While the vessel continues sailing upstream, you can enjoy time to yourself or head to the bar to and enjoy a true Vietnamese coffee as you watch the life on the riverbanks float by.
The vessel reaches the area of Sa Dec and arrives at one of the larger islands in the vast stream of the Mekong, Binh Thanh Island. Several communities have settled here and make their living by growing water hyacinths. We exclusively visit one of these untouched areas. By wandering through the village, we get a deep understanding of native life.
Back on board, you may take a dip in the pool on the sun deck. In the evening, our expert guide offers a presentation on life on the Mekong Delta as the ship continues sailing to Tan Chau, a pleasant, slow-paced border town near the Cambodian border with a sizeable Chinese, Kinh and Khmer community. We moor near the city with views on the riverbanks.
Travel to the fish sanctuary of Vietnam
Once on shore, we see Tan Chau’s vibrant town-life as we hop on “xelois”, which are local vehicles still used as a taxi in this area. Your personal xeloi driver slowly navigates through the streets to observe all the workshops, houses and shops while feeling the laid-back vibe of this place. We stop at the colourful, local market near one of the town’s temples. This is a great opportunity to interact with the vendors of this friendly town and try your hand at bargaining with them.
To see what Tan Chau is famous for, we board local boats and head to a floating fish farm. You are about to get an exclusive look into the world’s largest inland aquaculture industry. Each of the floating structures has netting hanging down into the water to enclose the fish, which are raised and fed on a daily basis. The region’s specialties are tilapia and the Basa catfish, or Pangasius, which is unique to the Mekong River basin and rapidly gaining popularity on the international seafood market.
The whole afternoon is at your own disposal. From here, even the last passenger turns on their cruise mode and hopefully experiences the relaxing influence this mighty river emanates. The afternoon is perfect for massages, relaxation on a terrace deck sunbed or private balcony kick-backs. Conjure up a spell to merge with the river and float into a state of mild bliss.
You also may like to visit the bridge as the captain always has a little story to share about “his” river. Or, if you are curious to learn more about Khmer gastronomy, join a culinary workshop to sharpen your knowledge about local cuisine.
After some additional cruising time back aboard, the boat arrives and docks at the pier of Phnom Penh. Feel free to go out and explore by yourself after dinner. Stroll along the river promenade and watch the locals chit-chatting, selling odds and ends or have a drink in one of the numerous bars.
Packages retain travel to Phnom Penh – the city once named Paris of the Asia. Despite its rapid development, it has retained a lot of its rustic charm and elegance. It is an amazing town with centuries of incredible history and culture which can still be felt at many street corners. We start with a full sight-seeing tour right after breakfast. By bus, we visit the Killing Fields outside the city and afterwards the centrally located prison “S21”. Both historic sites display the sad and cruel chapter of the country’s history when the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia with terror and oppression.
The golden edifice of the Royal Palace with its Silver Pagoda and the exceptional Khmer crafts at the National Museum top the list of the city’s must-sees. The day trip ends with a “cyclo” ride along the bustling streets of downtown Phnom Penh and back to the ship. In the early evening, the lounge is set up for an eye- and ear-catching lecture about modern Cambodian history, held by our friend and local expert, Mr Jean-Michel, professor from the Royal University of Phnom Penh.
The dinner is accompanied by a classic Apsara dance performance along with other folklore dances. As the evening unwinds, enjoy your supper with a good glass of wine and marvel at the skyline of Phnom Penh and the calming flow of the Tonle River.
Before the sun peeks over the horizon, the packages sets to travel towards Kampong Tralach on the Tonle River – a mysterious river of South Asia. This part of the Tonle River is quite interesting to watch from the terrace as the river at certain points is very narrow.
The boat glides through leafy swaths of this jungle-like landscape. We reach Kampong Tralach, where laughing children wave enthusiastically at our arrival and traditional ox carts are still a common means of transportation. Our ox-powered vehicle takes us on a journey along the riverside and through back roads lined with rice-paddy fields until we arrive at a tiny village.
Beginning a few short years ago, local underprivileged children have had the opportunity to receive an education at the “Green School”, a local project supported by Heritage Line. The students, who are dressed in green shirts, are always happy to meet us every week as the principal gives an introduction to the students and the school. While we sail upstream, lunch is served and afterwards our crew displays a variety of traditional Khmer fashion locals wear on special occasions.
Later, we take a local boat to the shore and hop on a mini bus to a nearby, unique rural village to explore the village’s specialties – Khmer style pottery and the process of making of palm sugar from the Cambodian “skor t’not” palm tree. We drive back to the shore where our local boat starts an exploration of nearby floating villages.
In the early morning, we saill from the lower Tonle River towards the Mekong passing their confluence at Phnom Penh. We arrive at the island of Koh Oknha Tey, which lies in the middle of the Mekong and owes its fame to manufacturing high-class silk products. We go sightseeing along the island’s roads a bit via tuk tuk before arriving at the village’s workshops and witnessing the curious process of making silk, starting from a tiny silkworm larva to cocoon, then dyeing, spinning and weaving the fibres into high-quality Cambodian silk.
Before lunch, our expert guide holds a presentation about the geography of the Mekong River and Tonle Lake along with the unique attributes of the area. Afterwards, a monks’ blessing ceremony delivers spirits and wishes for health and prosperity for all. The ship sails towards the small Angkor Ban village up in the Mekong River. The village is famous for its unspoiled community and beautiful, traditional houses.
The sunsets and the light now bathe everything in a golden hue. The surrounding natural beauty is a perfect backdrop for a riverbank gathering with cocktails and dancing with the crew in this remote, secluded location. We continue cruising while dinner is served and the boat finds its overnight spot at the riverbank of Kampong Cham.
After a sumptuous breakfast, we leave the ship for enchanting pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey (7th century). Formerly built to honor the Hindu god, Hirahara, the complex is now a Buddhist temple, a testament to the country’s past and present religious’ beliefs.
This small complex sits on a hilltop with breath-taking views over the Mekong. Many young, novice monks live on the compound of Wat Hanchey, and we have the chance to observe a bit of their daily lives: eating simple meals, praying, studying, or hanging out and making conversation while in their saffron-coloured robes.
After returning to the ship and partaking in lunch, we stop at the tranquil monastery of Wat Nokor. Although not massive in comparison to the vast complexes of Angkor Wat, Wat Nokor is the largest of its kind in Kampong Cham Province and is distinctive from other temples with its black sandstone walls.
Here, we might have the chance to engage in light banter with some of the sociable monks living in the area. As it is low water season, we may be fortunate enough to visit a nearby spectacle only present during the Mekong’s dry months (December to May). The Koh Paen Bamboo Bridge connects the mainland with Koh Paen Island and is re-built by the local community every November when water levels drop.
We cruise further up the Mekong to visit a local school and learn more about the education of the young Cambodian generation. Children from the Organization for Basic Training (OBT) are provided a free, supplemental education in English, maths, and the arts, and they are always excited to show their skills in music and dance. Shower the young performers with applause and in return, you are bestowed upon with the most genuine and happy Cambodian smiles.
Enjoy your last breakfast on board our floating sanctuary. We disembark the ship for a transfer by bus to the drop off point in Siem Reap.
Kampong Cham is an important trade and transportation hub. The highway connecting the town and the capital of Phnom Penh is among the best maintained in Cambodia, and the country’s first bridge across the Mekong (Kizuna Bridge) was built here in 2001.
The transfer takes approximately 4.5 hours including rest stop. To keep you entertained during the ride, our expert guides share interesting insights about Cambodia and the region we journey through. Snacks are provided during the trip. You will arrive in Siem Reap in the early afternoon.
Then our driver will take you to the airport. Packages travel to Southeast Asia ends and say goodbye!
In tour flights from Hanoi to Da Nang, from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax.
Experienced English Speaking Guide
Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
Train ticket from Sapa to Hanoi with private cabin.
All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary
Tissues and water on coach
Service charges and government tax
Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
24/7 hotline support guaranteed
Vietnam Visa letter approval
No extra charge after services confirmation
Travel insurance is not covered in the tour price. You can organize travel insurance with your preferred insurance company. We recommend World Nomads, a company recommended by LonelyPlanet
Children (2-12 age): Surcharge 85% of brochure price
Infants (0-2 age): Free of charge
Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the packages travel to Asia, an amount 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method. After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.
Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted.
All prices are based on per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request
Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges of packages travel to Asia would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:
31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment