Upon exiting the airport, you will be whisked to your hotel in central Hanoi. Before dinner, take a tour of the city’s bomb shelter that protected guests during the American War.
Visit a local market followed by a cyclo-ride (a bike-propelled rickshaw) to experience the city’s historic architecture and delightfully chaotic street life.
Take a short drive to Ninh Binh. Bike along quiet roads and paths and stop for walks through the local villages to get a glimpse into daily life.
Stop for lunch in Hoa Lu, the capital of Vietnam during the 10thC and 11thC. After lunch at a Buddhist Temple, enjoy time at leisure to explore and pop by the surrounding temples.
Opt to head out for one last bike ride in Ninh Binh before you head back to Hanoi for your flight for Laos. Dinner tonight is accompanied by a traditional Lao Baci ceremony.
Cycle a scenic ride alongside the Mekong and boat to the nearby Pak Ou cave. This afternoon, venture out for a walking tour of Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Rise early today to join in the extraordinary ritual of the monks’ morning prayer. Walk through the morning market and then head to the Tad Kouang Si waterfalls for breakfast.
Venture into the countryside and explore the local Khmer temples of present-day Cambodia before diving into the ancient Kingdom with a visit to the mighty Angkor Wat.
Delve deep into the Bayon Temple, one of the finest examples of classical Khmer architecture. With the afternoon at your leisure, you can indulge at your hotel’s spa or lounge by the pool.
Explore the 12thC jungle temple of Ta Prohm, shrouded by overgrown trees and vines. Get an aerial view of the Angkor Wat and floating villages of Ton Le Sap Lake on an exciting helicopter ride.
Tour the city by tuk-tuk and visit to the town’s most important historical site: the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum. Come evening, board the Aqua Mekong to begin your river adventure.
Cross the border to Vietnam and sail towards Tan Chau. Take the skiffs from Tan Chau along for spectacular photo opportunities of life on the river.
Journey to Binh Thanh Island to ride along quiet country roads. Sail on a traditional sampan boat down the Delta to floating market at Cai Be.
Say goodbye to the Mekong crew and disembark in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Take in the city from the back of a Vespa and catch sights like the Quan Am Pagoda and Binh Tay Market.
Drive northwest of Saigon to the famous Cu Chi tunnels, a complex created to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French sweeps. Return to Saigon to tour the War Remnants Museum.
Pedal through the picturesque countryside, passing rice paddies, small villages and an ancient bridge along the way. Take a guided tour of Hue, Vietnam’s ‘Forbidden City’.
Dine on a home-cooked meal at the house of a relative of the Nguyen Dynasty, In their courtyard, learn about the philosophy behind the ancient art of feng shui.
Gear up for a ride along the coast, travelling below the famous ‘Pass of the Clouds’. Explore the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hoi An and its diverse architecture and streetscapes.
Experience Hoi An’s Ancient Town and dine on a local breakfast of ‘pho’ in the market. On a sunset bike ride, get your hands dirty help the villagers water and hoe their vegetable beds.
Head to the Hoi An market and watch the women haggle over the day’s catch. Pedal past garden villages and bobbing boats to a riverside cooking lesson in Vietnamese cuisine.
Based on your outbound flight time, we will drive you to the airport for your departing flight.