Among the countries of the Indochina, Vietnam and Cambodia are the most attractive with numerous spots of beauty and solemn temples. Within 12 days of our tour, you will fully experience the best of this two countries; start from Vietnam with Hanoi - the heart of the country, Halong - a city of thousands of islands especially including Halong Bay, Hue - the ancient citadel, Hoi An - the ancient town and Saigon - the Pearl of the Orient and close the tour in Siem Reap which boasts the Angkor Complex - the largest and most famous Hindu Temple of the world.
|Day 1||Arrival at Hanoi||Arrive in Hanoi and watching the Water Puppet show||D|
|Day 2||Hanoi City tour||City tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of...||B, L|
|Day 3||Hanoi - Halong Bay||Visit Halong Bay and enjoy the atmosphere of Halong||B, L, D|
|Day 4||Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue||Cruising Halong Bay, experience the life of the locals, visit a...||B, L|
|Day 5||Hue City tour||Visit Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, the Royal Tombs of Minh Mang...||B, L|
|Day 6||Hue - Hoi An||Visit Cham Museum, China Beach and Marble Mountain before reaching...||B, L|
|Day 7||Hoi An Free Day||Have a free day in Hoian||B|
|Day 8||Hoian - Drive to Danang - Fly to Ho Chi...||Take the flight from Danang to HCM and do City Tour. Visit the museum...||B, L|
|Day 9||Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta||Reach Vinh Long Town and visit Cai Be floating market||B, L|
|Day 10||Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap||Visit Cu Chi tunnels and fly to Siem Reap, check in hotel and enjoy...||B|
|Day 11||Angkor Wat - Banteay Srey - Ta Prohm||Visit most famous temples of Angkor Complex||B|
|Day 12||Prasat Kavan - Neak Pean - Preah Khan...||Continue visit most famous temples of Angkor Complex||B|
|Day 13||Tonle Sap - Angkor Thom||Visit floating village on Tonle Sap Lake and Angkor Thom||B, L|
|Day 14||Siem Reap - Departure||Free until departure flight||B|
Arrive in Hanoi and watching the Water Puppet show
On arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel in town. Welcome dinner at a lovely restaurant in the Old French Quarter of Hanoi. In the evening enjoy a traditional Vietnamese Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.
City tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Ethnology Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake and Old Quarter
Today we spend whole day discovering Hanoi, the beautiful capital of Vietnam, by visiting the must - visit places like the Ho Chi Minh Complex, the Temple of Literature, the Ethnological Museum, and Restored Sword Lake.
Ho Chi Minh Complex, the most solemn place in Hanoi which includes the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Ba Dinh Square, the Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda.
After visiting the Ho Chi Minh Complex, we head to the Temple of Literature - the first University of Vietnam and also the symbol of Vietnamese education. This 11th century temple was built to tribute the greatest teacher Confucius, Chu Van An and thousands of doctoral laureates.
Afterward, we will visit the impressive Museum of Ethnology. The museum is the giant collection of Vietnamese ethnic culture with numerous traditional objects relate to culture of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam.
After lunch, slowly travel around the Old Quarter of Hanoi on cyclo with 36 interesting street names and enjoy its specific goods.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Visit Halong Bay and enjoy the atmosphere of Halong
Drive to Halong City (without guide), we discover one of the best of the world, the must-visit stop, Halong Bay. Located in Quang Ninh province, Halong Bay is one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and also known as "The Place of thousand caves and islands". Enjoy the cool wind and emerald water as well as numerous caves and grottoes on a wooden junk while the delicious seafood lunch is being prepared. The beauty of this place also offer great chances for many interesting activities like swimming, kayaking.
Dinner on board with awesome fresh seafood.
Overnight on boat.
Cruising Halong Bay, experience the life of the locals, visit a fishing village before coming back to Hanoi and take a flight to Hue
You'll have western breakfast on boat and then spend the morning cruising Halong Bay, followed by lunch just before docking to the harbor at around 11.30am. Then you will check out the boat and head to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for a short flight to Hue. Upon arrival, be picked up and transferred by guide and driver to your hotel.
Overnight in Hue.
Visit Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, the Royal Tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh
Today we will discover the Ancient Capital of Hue with many interesting places. The Imperial Citadel was the pride of Hue people from the day this masterpiece was born. In the past, from 1802 to 1945, the Imperial Citadel was the symbol of powers, prime of Nguyen dynasty but now, when the feudalism was vanished, this place becomes an attractive tourist destination, the symbol of Hue architecture, art and stores an important part of the history in Vietnam, the decline of Vietnamese feudalism.
Next, we will head to Thien Mu (Celestial Lady) Pagoda - the oldest pagoda in Hue with a local legendary, and walking around the riverbanks of the Perfume River with its poetry and the cool wind.
After lunch, continue discover the history of Nguyen dynasty with the visit of a pair of tombs of Khai Dinh and Minh Mang - the two kings with opposite characters. Khai Dinh, the 12th king of the Nguyen dynasty, was a king with unrestrained life but his tomb is the most special among the others with acculturation. In contrast, Minh Mang was an active and a decisive king; he set up many positive policies in many fields, from military to diplomacy and his tomb is a blending of ponds and gardens.
Overnight in Hue.
Visit Cham Museum, China Beach and Marble Mountain before reaching Hoi An
After breakfast, we will head to Hoi An; on the way, coming by Lang Co Beach with long sand beaches and the sunlight. Visit Cham Museum, a huge Hindu collection which was built in 1919 with many Cham relics, stone and bronze statutes. Most of relics in the Museum were collected in Danang and Quang Nam which is the capital of Cham Empire in the past. Leave the historical atmosphere of the museum we will visit the Marble Mountain, a mountain complex with five mountains presenting for five elements Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth before reaching Hoi An.
Hoi An in the past was a bustling trade port but now a peaceful ancient town with numerous classical houses. Many people who came here said that Hoi An is seem unchanged since the day it was born with the ancient style houses and red lanterns. Visitors, besides enjoy the classical architecture of an ancient town, can visit the local market and buy many souvenirs which are only sold in Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Have a free day in Hoian
Today you will a free day on the beach or walking in the town.
Overnight in Hoian.
Take the flight from Danang to HCM and do City Tour. Visit the museum of War Remnants, Center Post Office, athedral Church
Today we will drive to Danang for the flight to HCM.
Arriving at the airport, our guide and driver will pick you up for the transfer to the city.Check in hotel, have lunch then we will do the city tour.
You will visit the Museum of War Remnants a huge collection of documents, weapons and photos of the Vietnam War. Then visit Center Post Office, built 1886 and 1891 by Gustave Eiffel with colonial building and the Cathedral Church, the symbol of Catholic religion in Saigon. Next to visit the Jade Emperor Temple. This temple was built in 1909 by the Cantonese community and one of the most interesting places in Ho Chi Minh City. Inside the temple, there are many carvings on the wall and the most attractive thing is the statue of Jade Emperor who is believed "the God of Heaven".
Overnight in HCM
Reach Vinh Long Town and visit Cai Be floating market
Start today with visiting Cai Be floating market. Here, you can see many wooden boats which play a role as stores where you can buy varying kinds of fruits and vegetables. Afterward, we may peek into a local workshop to learn how rice paste, coconut candy and pop-rice are made.
There is also a handicraft village nearby where you can see how the locals make rice-net for spring rolls, fish sauce and Soya sauce, cooking salt, sewing coconut-leaves for cottage proof.
In the afternoon, a delicious local food lunch will await you to enjoy.
After lunch, we will travel around in a traditional rowboat and see the traditional wooden houses, palm trees and the daily activities of the local like fishing and picking up fruits in the Mekong Delta.
An optional stop will be possible, you can visit a nursery garden to enjoy different types of fruits and discover how the growers of the Mekong Delta produce the world famous fruits and vegetables.
The cruise will end at around 3.30pm in Vinh Long town. Then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Visit Cu Chi tunnels and fly to Siem Reap, check in hotel and enjoy your free time
After breakfast we will visit Cu Chi tunnels .Cu Chi tunnels, a man made maze with deadly bamboo traps and a place for military practices. This place, in the past, was the perfect underground tunnel for Viet Cong hiding from the pursuing of the enemy.
Have lunch paid by your own then we will transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap.
Arriving in Siem Reap, our guide and driver will pick us up at the airport then we will take the transfer to the city for check in the hotel.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Visit most famous temples of Angkor Complex
Depart by car from the hotel in the morning to discover the marvelous temple of Angkor Wat, world heritage site with soaring towers and extraordinary bas-reliefs. It is one of the most amazing monuments ever conceived by man, erected in the 12th century (1112-1152) in honor of Vishnu. Lunch by your own. In the afternoon, visit the famous Banteay Srei - Citadel of Women (30 km from Siem Reap), a magnificent jewel of a temple of pink sand stone. On the way back, visit temple of Ta Prohm which is invaded by the roots of giant banyan. Return Siem Reap with remainder of day free at your leisure. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Continue visit most famous temples of Angkor Complex
Breakfast at hotel. Take our Remork (Tuk-Tuk) to visit Prasat Kravan which was originally constructed by noblemen rather than a king and has a twin sister in Takeo Province south of Phnom Penh, Prasat Neang Khmau. Continue Banteay Kdei temple, Sprawling, largely unrestored, monastic complex in much the same style as Ta Prohm, then visit nearby temple such as Srah Srang - the Royal Bath, Pre Rup – the mountain-like temple, Neak Pean - A small island temple located in the middle of the last baray and the last one is Preah Khan Temple - a huge, highly exportable monastic complex. Full of carvings, passages and photo opportunities. It originally served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. Return to hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Visit floating village on Tonle Sap Lake and Angkor Thom
Breakfast at hotel and then drive for about 1 hour to Kampong Phluk Floating Village. Kampong Phluk is a permanent settlement on the Tonle Sap Lake with a small land based village attached to it. Its remarkable mangrove forest is unique in the Siem Reap area. You will board a local boat and cruise the waterways observing the authentic and diverse lifestyle of the local floating community. Disembark at a traditional house on stilts where a catered lunch is set up for you. Admire the simple, yet fascinating lifestyle and interact with your host to learn more about living on the water. Continue exploring the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom City & Bayon. Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphoun, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area. Return to hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Free until departure flight
You are free at your leisure until transfer to the airport for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until 12:00 noon only. Meals on your own. End of services.
Meals13 breakfasts, 8 lunches, 2 dinners
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