|Route:||Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue - Danang - Hoian - Saigon - Cuchi - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap|
|Duration:||14 days / 13 nights|
|Features:||A deep discovery into the highlights Vietnam and Cambodia, inclusive of numerous U.N. World Heritage, sea and river cruises, traditional villages visit…|
|Extention :||Easy to connect with Bangkok, Luang Prabang and Vientiane. Check here for direct flights to these destinations|
|Day 1||HANOI ARRIVAL - HANOI CITY TOUR||(D)|
|Day 2||HANOI - HA LONG||(B/L/D)|
|Day 3||HA LONG - BAT TRANG - HANOI||(B/L)|
|Day 4||HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE||(B/D)|
|Day 5||HUE CITY TOUR||(B/D)|
|Day 6||HUE - HOIAN||(B/D)|
|Day 8||HOIAN - DANANG - SAIGON CITY TOUR||(B/D)|
|Day 9||SAIGON - TAY NINH - CU CHI||(B/D)|
|Day 10||SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA - SAIGON||(B/D)|
|Day 11||SAIGON - SIEM REAP||(B/D)|
|Day 12||SUNRISE AT ANGKOR WAT, ANGKOR THOM||(B/D)|
|Day 13||SIEM REAP EXPLORATION||(B/D)|
|Day 14||SIEM REAP - DEPARTURE||(B)|
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL - HANOI CITY TOUR (D)
Upon arrival at NOI BAI International airport, clear customs & immigrations, and then follow the signs for passport control/baggage claim. Follow exit sign and proceed to the meeting point. You will be welcomed and greeted at the airport and transferred to the city centre. We will first visit the Museum of Ethnology before driving to your hotel in the Old Quarter for check in. Lunch at your own arrangement for more flexible.
In the afternoon, we start our city tour to include visit to the Temple Of Literature, the first university in Vietnam. Then we continue to visit the National Museum of Vietnamese History. We return back to the Old Quarter, join cyclo around the Old Quarter with stop at Ngoc Son Temple. Later in the evening we have arranged a visit to the theatre to enjoy the Water puppet Show, a stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants. The Show last more than an hour and is a wonderful opportunity to learn about some of Vietnam’s mythology, traditions and current customs. (Lunch at your own arrangement).
Please note the normal check-in is at 12pm.
Dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 02: HANOI - HA LONG (B,L,D)
In the morning, you travel to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay where our boat and sumptuous seafood feast awaits us. Cruising amongst the limestone islets, you will have a chance to explore various caves including Dinh Huong Island, Fighting Cock Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, Cave of Surprise - the natural cave of beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Enjoy swimming at Titov Beach. Passing across a fishing-floating house and bargain some fresh shrimps, crabs and fishes. Overnight on the board.
DAY 03: HA LONG - BAT TRANG - HANOI (B,L)
After a night on board our deluxe junk, you will awake to see daylight filtering through the early morning mist and the towering rock formations, leaving you with unforgettable memory of your visit. Lunch on board. Driving back Ha Noi.
On the way, we will drive to Bat Trang ceramic village. Located by the Red River, the village has gained long time reputation since 15th century of making refined porcelain in many styles such as celadon, crackle-glazed pottery, and raw terra cotta products. The pottery of Bat Trang is found everywhere from Asia to Europe and excellent for souvenir. Arrive in Hanoi late afternoon. Dinner at your own arrangement for more flexible.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 04: HANOI - FLIGHT TO HUE (B,D)
Today after early breakfast, we will start at 08.00am and proceed to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex to include visit to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), Presidential Palace, House-on-stilt, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Museum, one of the best museum in Vietnam. Later on you will be transferred to the Noi Bai Airport Hanoi to board your flight to the imperial city of Hue.
On arrival in Hue, collect your luggage and follow sign for exit.You will be welcomed & greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel for two nights.
Please note: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed all day on Monday and Fridays, as well as from 1st October to 30th November (approx.) for annual conservation.
Dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight at hotel Hue.
DAY 05: HUE CITY TOUR (B,D)
Today, after breakfast, we take boat cruise through the centre of Hue on the romantic Perfume River. Visit the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda and tomb of Emperor Minh Mang along the riverbank. Lunch at restaurant with local food.
In the afternoon, we visit Imperial Citadel created in the 19th century, the Imperial City was modelled on the Forbidden City in Beijing and holds many palaces and temples inside its giant walls. Later visit Dong Ba Market located by Perfume River. Dinner at your own account.
Overnight at hotel in Hue.
DAY 06: HUE - HOIAN (B,D)
After breakfast, we check-out drive to Hoi An. En-route we visit the sensational Marble Mountains, the Cham Museum in Da Nang. In the afternoon, we visit Lang Co fishing village and relax at the beautiful beach of Lang Co. Lunch at restaurant with local food.
We arrive in Hoi An late afternoon and transfer to your hotel for two nights. Dinner at your own arrangement for more time to relax.
Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
DAY 07: HOIAN (B,D)
In the morning, we will visit the Hoian Cultural Museum and hang around the ancient town. Hoian ancient town - when walking over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls and Trading Houses, Pagodas, and stroll around the market located by Thu Bon river, you may find out the same feelings of the artists, who see the charm of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. Lunch will be served with local food at restaurant.
Afternoon, we spend time to relax at the beautiful beach of Cua Dai. Dinner at your own arrangement.
Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
DAY 08: HOIAN - DANANG - SAIGON CITY TOUR (B,D)
This morning after breakfast free time at leisure. Later we transfer to Danang Airport to board your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
On arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport Ho Chi Minh City, collect your luggage and follow sign for exit. You will be welcomed & greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel for three nights.
Later we proceed for the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Then we stop to visit the Opera House. The visit will end at Ngoc Hoang (the “Jade Emperor”) pagoda before we return back to District 1 to visit Ben Thanh Market. Later we visit Dong Khoi Street, a main shopping street known as Rue Catinet during the French years.
In the evening, we enjoy a night show of Traditional Wedding Ceremony and fork music and have dinner with local food there.
Dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
DAY 09: SAIGON - TAY NINH - CU CHI (B,D)
Today we proceed to Tay Ninh to visit the Cao Dai Holy temple, centre of the Caodaism Religion which combines Buddhism, Christianity, Taosim and Confucianism. We attend the Noon Mass, the most important one among 6 times per day to watch the only religion mass in the world.
Later we continue to visit Cu Chi, an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the American war. Upon arrival at Cu Chi tunnel area, you will watch a short introduction overall on the underground tunnels and have an opportunity to go underground to see the intricate pattern of the tunnels and learn tactics of the revolutionary forces. After about more than 1-2 hours walking in the area, we drive back to Saigon. Lunch is included. Dinner at your own account.
Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
DAY 10: Saigon - MeKong Delta - Saigon (B,L)
We start at the hotel at 7:45am to drive to Tien Giang, one of the provinces of Mekong Delta. On arrival in My Tho City we take a boat ride to visit Con Phung Island which is full of tropical fruit gardens. Lunch with the local food will be served there.
We will have chance to enjoy the fruits and Mekong folk songs performed by the local artists. Then we visit the most ancient Vinh Trang pagoda in Mekong Delta and the Dong Tam snake farm before coming back to Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner at your own arrangement.
Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
DAY 11: SAIGON - SIEM REAP (B,D)
This morning after breakfast, we depart for Tan Son Nhat Airport to board your flight to SIEM REAP in Cambodia. Check-in and proceed to the departure lounge to board your flight.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, clear customs & immigrations, and then follow the signs for passport control/baggage claim. Follow exit sign and proceed to the meeting point. You will be welcomed and greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Rest of day free time at leisure or explore the city on your own. The town of Siem Reap is our base for exploring the world famous temples of the ancient city Angkor, which was the capital of the powerful Khmer Empire from 802 AD to 1350 AD.
Dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 12: SUNRISE AT ANGKOR WAT, ANGKOR THOM (B,D)
This morning, we enjoy sunrise at Angkor Wat visit, a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. World-famous for its beauty and splendour, Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Then we visit the fortified city of Angkor Thom, where you will see the Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper Kings, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, and the Royal Enclosure. Continue to the highlight of Angkor Thom, the mysterious Bayon Temple, replete with beautifully preserved bas-reliefs and giant stone faces smiling enigmatically. Proceed to other temple complex monuments including Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda and Ta Keo. Of special note is Ta Prohm, where most of the jungle has not been cleared from the monuments, leaving the site as it would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon it. Proceed to the Buddhist Banteay Kdei Temple, Srah Srang, Preah Khan, and the five towers of Prasat Kravan.
Dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 13: SIEM REAP EXPLORATION (B,D)
Today, in the morning, visit the Gate of the Death, Thommanon, small, attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. It’s Angkor Wat style is most easily seen in the style of the carved apsaras and the shape of the tower, Chaosay Tevoda, it seems to stand in partnership with Thommanon but actually was built much later in Suryavarman II’s rule than Thommanon, Banteay kdei. Then visit Kravan, Srash Srong, & especially Ta Phrom Temple, was a monastery built by Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother. Ta Prohm has been controversially left to the destructive power of the jungle by French archeologists to show how nature can destroy man's work. It has been largely overgrown by the jungle and as you climb through the dilapidated stone structures you see many giant trees growing out of the top of the temple itself.
Ta Prohm looks as many of the monuments did when European explorers first laid eyes on them. Then take an excursion to Grand Circuit, visit Pre Rup, traditionally believed to be a funerary temple, but in fact the state temple of Rajendravarman II. Mebon, architecturally and artistically superior temple-mountain. Beautifully carved false doors on upper level as well as an excellent view of the surrounding countryside. Tasom, the most distant temple on the grand circuit. Small but classic Jayavarman VII temple, Neak Pean, which means ‘coiled serpents’, from the encoiled nagas that encircled the temple. The temple is faced by a statue of the horse, Balaha, saving drowning sailors and Preah Khan, ‘Preah Khan' means 'sacred sword'. In harmony with Ta Prohm, which was dedicated to Jayavarman VII's mother, Preah Khan is dedicated to his father.
Dinner at the Restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 14: SIEM REAP - DEPARTURE (B)
This morning is your free time until we depart for Siem Reap Airport to board your flight back home. Tour ends and see you all again!!!
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