Engulfed in a breathtaking expedition for the long history in Asia, in close contact with natural wonders and human greatness, covering China’s three main cities, as well as Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia.

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26 Days China & Indochina Classic Tour

Duration: 26Days
Beijing - Xi'an - Shanghai - Vietnam - Laos - Cambodia
Departure date:
As You Prefer
Tour code: ICTG -306
Tour Highlights
  • World Heritage
  • ancient capital
  • China
  • Vietnam
  • Laos
  • Cambodia
  • Indochina Tour
Daily Itinerary
Day 1-2 Beijing

Our guide will meet you outside the customs of Beijing Airport and lead you to the downtown hotel. The rest of the day is flexible for your will. N

ext morning you begin with strolling round the Tiananmen Square that is very enjoyable where you will see Beijing with ancient and modern elements, then walk north to the Forbidden City, which vividly indulges us with a whole impression of the royal life as the largest and best-preserved imperial palace in China. Later you will appreciate Chinese featured royal park - Summer Palace, which boasts of typical Chinese architecture and splendid landscape.

Day 3 Beijing

It is a day of exploration of Chinese history. Go to the most famous tomb of Ming Tombs - Changling, which is the largest in scale and is completely preserved, inhumed the fourth emperor of Ming Dynasty. Later you will have an excursion to the Mutianyu Great Wall, you will take cable car to see this vital section of the world famous China Great Wall, Mutianyu has a storied history of over 1400 years.

While driving back to downtown Beijing, you will stop by the Bird's Nest (Olympic National Stadium) and Water Cube (National Aquatics), to view the unique constructions and take some photos.

Day 4 Beijing fly to Xi'an

This day you visit the Temple of Heaven, where the Emperor of the Ming and Qing dynasties would worship heaven and pray for good harvests. After that, you will take a rickshaw tour through Beijing Hutong to know more about the life and culture of ordinary Beijing people. This visit can provide you with a distinctive travelling experience compared to other attraction. 

At last, you will transfer to airport to Xi'an, and then check in at Xi'an downtown hotel.

Day 5 Xi'an

After having breakfast, you will head to world-famous Terracotta Warriors to start wonderful Xi'an tour, which is a totally different experience to see them with your own eyes. Also with a sidetrip to Mausoleum of the Qin Emperor, who owned this awesome underground kingdom, you would know more about the first dynasty of China - Qin dynasty. 

Later return to downtown for seeing the Great Mosque of Xi'an, which still hold prayer services each day; with several minutes' walk to Muslim Quarter, you can buy some interesting souvenirs and taste various delicious local snacks. You are suggested to appreciating Tang Dynasty Show to enrich your nightlife in Xi’an.

Day 6 Xi'an - Shanghai

Deeply explore Xi'an in many fields by seeing Shanxi Historical Museum this morning, where you can get more knowledge about Chinese national treasures and other precious cultural relics. Later Xi'an Ancient City Wall, the best-preserved old city wall in China, feasts your eyes on beautiful city view. Optionally cycling on the wall is available for you. 

Finally tour guide will take you to airport. After about 2-hour flight to Shanghai, you will be picked up at airport and transferred to Shanghai downtown hotel.

Day 7 Shanghai

As the biggest city of China, Shanghai definitely offers many lures. From Yuyuan Garden and Yuyuan Market, you can appreciate Chinese garden construction and get insight into the lifestyle of Shanghai local people. Then with a stroll from Nanjing Road to the Bund, you are impressed by Modern Shanghai amazingly compared with Xi'an. 

Later you can view the whole city at the highest floor of Oriental Pearl Tower, and know about the development of Shanghai with a following visit to Shanghai Municipal History Museum at the pedestal of the tower. 

Day 8-9 Shanghai - Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

Enjoy your free time at leisure to feel more about this metropolitan city until the flight to Ho Chi Minh of Vietnam. 

We start for Reunification Palace which was once the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War. After visiting the Gothic-style Central Post Office, you will be attracted by the two 58-meter high bell towers of Notre Dame Cathedral. 

Then go back to the period of Vietnam War by appreciating the exhibits displayed in War Remnants Museum. After that, free at Ben Thanh Market popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles, ao dai, and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

After breakfast, we drive to My Tho and take boat to explore Mekong Delta, where you see floating-fish cages scattering, savor fruit in the garden, and listen to folk music. You can have an insight of a portion of Vietnamese lifestyle. 

Then enjoy the horse-cart tour through the roads of village (2km). Learn about Dao Dua, a kind of religion of Mekong Delta, telling a portion of local cultures and customs. The visit of some local houses depicts Vietnamese daily life for you. 

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) fly to Hue

After pickup at airport, we drive to Hue in about 1 hour. 

Imperial City in Hue is the first attraction in Hue. It is a walled fortress and palace in the former capital of Vietnam. Then head to Thien Mu Pagoda, the tallest historic temple with seven-storey pagoda. 

Tomb of Khai Dinh features a blend of Western and Eastern architecture. And Tomb of Tu Duc which was built for the Nguyen Emperor Tu Duc and divided into a Temple Area and a Tomb Area. At night boat on Huong River to enjoy the riverside scenery and listen to Ca Hue with other tourists.

Day 12 Hoi An

Morning drive to Hoi An from Hue about 3 hours. 

After a local featured lunch, spend your leisure afternoon on Cua Dai Beach, the 'seaside' area of Hoi An, famous for the ancient town and listed as one of Vietnam's five UNESCO World Heritage sites. You can immerse yourself into the clear water and the extensive sea; or take part in the funny water activities such as swimming, surfing, diving, etc.

Day 13 Hoi An

The first stop this day is Hoi An’s colorful central market, where you can communicate with the local sellers and learn about the cooking ingredients. Upon arrival at Tra Que vegetable village where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery, you will receive welcome drink for rest. Work together with the chef to learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.

After lunch, walking tour of the ancient town centre takes you to the 400-year old Japanese Covered bridge and a Chinese Communal Hall. The former was the first bridge in Hoi An, built by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream. The bridge was provided with a roof so it could be used as a shelter from rain and sun.

Day 14 Danang fly to Hanoi

Take a 70-minute flight to Hanoi from Danang. You can learn about women’s roles in Vietnam’s every field by visiting Vietnam Women’s Museum. And get knowledge of educational history by exploring Temple of Literature, the oldest university in Vietnam, consisting of five courtyards with beautiful gardens, walls inscribed with the names of scholars, etc.

Then watch the Water Puppet in Thang Long Theater. Traditional legends and historical tales are among the enchanting puppet plays. After that, enjoying the coffee nearby the Hoan Kiem Lake is a real comfort.

Day 15-16 Halong Bay

Take a 3-hour morning drive from Hanoi to the UNSECO World Heritage - Halong Bay, which possesses and outstanding, universal aesthetic value. Check-in Junk in Halong Bay. You are greeted with an enthusiastic reception. The welcome drink serves you. 

Taking a cruise to the Amazing Cave & Luon Cave well adorns your entire Vietnam tour. Enjoy a funny cruise on the bay to appreciate the picturesque scenery. Enjoy your free time in Halong Bay.

Day 17 Halong Bay - Hanoi

Back to Hanoi to spend the day sightseeing in and around this capital city and learning about the famous historical figure – Ho Chi Minh, including the visit of Ho Chi Minh Complex which is the first stop including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which closes on Mondays and Friday mornings and during October and November for annual repair, Ho Chi Minh Square, his Stilt House and the One Pillar Pagoda
Day 18 Hanoi - Luang Prabang

After 60-minute Flight from Hanoi to Luang Prabang, you are led with enthusiasm to the Street Night Market, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang, then climb up to the top of Phousi Mount for an enjoyable exploration of the sacred, gilded stupa as well as viewing beautiful panorama sunset over this once royal ancient city and the Mekong River. 

Then back to hotel for rest to erase the tiredness of all day. 

Day 19 Luang Prabang

Enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the city’s oldest temple of impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai, Wat Sene and the magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represent the classical architecture of Luang Prabang temple. 

Board a boat embarking upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well as an interesting visit to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way, we stop at Ban Xanghai village, where they make the local rice wine.

Day 20 Luang Prabang

The beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can splash around in the pools or walk along the forest paths is a must-see while travelling in Laos. Also the sunset at Wat Siphouthabath really feasts your eyes. 

The National Museum at the former Royal Palace, which displays a lovely collection of the artifacts reflecting the richness of Lao culture dating from the days of the early kings right through the last sovereign, is on your visit-list, while the Central Market shows an audio-visual picture of local life and custom in Laos.

Day 21 Luang Prabang - Vientiane

Morning you will fly to Vientiane about 40 minutes and our local guide will pick you up at airport. Patuxay monument is the first stop in Vientiane, where you can climb the stairs to the roof for sweeping panoramic views of the city. Head to That Luang, the holiest site in Laos, which is resplendent as the sun is shines upon its towering golden spire. 

Then enjoy your free time and discover the hidden charms of the capital, whose name means 'the city of sandal wood'. Vientiane is one of the quietest capitals in the world, far away from the bustle and hustle of megalopolis.

Day 22 Vientiane

This day begins at the serene Wat Sisaket, the only temple left intact after the Siamese (Thai) invasion in 1828. Continue on to the nearby Wat Phra Keo. Used as a religious museum, Wat Phra Keo displays a collection of both Lao and Khmer works of art. Nearby is the Presidential Palace

Appreciate Wat Simuang, the most popular and venerated temple in Vientiane, as it is considered the guardian of the spirit of the city.

Day 23 Vientiane - Siem Reap & Angkor Wat

Our local tour guide will wait for your arrival at airport and escort you to hotel for rest, then head to Cambodia’s prime attraction for visitors - Angkor Wat, a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, which is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. 

Sunset at Phnom Bakheng is also a must-see in this country. Located at the top of hill, it is nowadays a popular tourist spot for sunset views of the much bigger temple Angkor Wat.

Day 24 Siem Reap

The south gate of Ankor Thom is the starting spot, then Bayon Temple catches your eyes with the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. 

And Ta Prohm is famous for the photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings. We will also not miss the largely unrestored Preah Khan with numerous trees and other vegetation growing among the ruins.

Day 25 Siem Reap

Morning we will escort you to sightsee Banteay Kdei, meaning "A Citadel of Chambers", also known as “Citadel of Monks” cells. The floating village on the Tonle Sap located 15km south of Siem Reap, where he floating houses and local people’s lifestyle will give you a deeper understanding of this country. 

And next you have a visit at Artisans d'Angkor, the handicraft Center supported by European Union, full of various elegant handicrafts. Enjoy you nightlife at leisure in Siem Reap.

Day 26 Siem Reap
Last day, you can spend the leisure time wandering around Siem Reap to get more understanding of this mysterious ancient city, or throwing yourself into a relaxed state, or making preparation for your next destination. Then the guide will take you to the airport and say goodbye to you.
Package Details
Tour Package Includes:
  • Admissions: Entrance fee to all scenic spots listed in itinerary;
  • Local service: Private English speaking tour guide & private Vehicle.
Tour Package Excludes:
  • Flight tickets: All the domestic and international transportation between Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and China;
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers;
  • Other optional attractions / tours / meals;
  • Hotel Packages;
  • Personal Insurance;
  • Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and China VISAs.