|Tour code: VC10: ESSENCE OF VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA
|Explore highlights of both countries with UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Angkor Archeological Park, Halong Bay
Ultimate by name and nature - if you can give us 15 days, we'll give you the most comprehensive discovery of Vietnam and Cambodia. Explore highlights of both countries with UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Angkor Archeological Park, Halong Bay, Complex of Hue Monuments, My Son Sanctuary and Hoi An Ancient Town. Enjoy the cuisines, the culture, the trekking, the journey, the vibrant cities, the temples, the warmly hospitable people... oh, and the little matter of Angkor Wat, along with lesser known, far less visited but equally impressive temples! As with all our holidays, we have created lots of free time for you to enjoy as you please.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi/ Siem Reap or Vice Versa
Tour Duration: 15 days 14 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Cruise Holidays, Beach and Historical
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Day 02: Hanoi (B)
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Day 04: Halong – Hanoi (B/L)
Day 05: Hanoi City Tour – Fly to Da Nang (B/L)
Day 06: Hoi An (B)
Day 07: Tra Que Village (B/L)
Day 08: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh (B)
Day 09: Cu Chi and City (B/L)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Can Tho (B/L)
Day 11: Can Tho – Vinh Long – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap (B/D)
Day 13: Siem Reap Tour (B/L)
Day 14: Siem Reap Tour (B/L)
Day 15: Siem Reap Departure (B/L)
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival, our guide will be holding a sign with your name and welcome you at Noi Bai International airport with flight as: arrive @ ….. – …, , transfer to Hanoi Old Quarter and drop at hotel to check in. The rest of the day, you can stroll around the Old Town to get used to the City or just relax to recover from the jetlag. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 02: HANOI (B)
Today, you are free to do your own things in the city and enjoy local food by yourself. Overnight in Hanoi City.
DAY 03: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see every day. Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on our luxurious boat.
DAY 04: HALONG – HANOI (B/L)
Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Cave of Surprises, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 4.30pm. Drop at hotel in Hanoi. Free time on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 05: HANOI CITY TOUR – FLY TO DA NANG (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel, our tour guide and driver will meet you at lobby of hotel at 08:00AM for full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house); the Presidential Palace; the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake; the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). End of the day you can enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture before taking a flight to Da Nang VN179 @ 20.10 -21.30PM. Arrival Da Nang, our driver will be holding a sign with your name and welcome you at Da Nang International Airport, transfer directly to hotel in Hoi An. After check in, free for leisure. Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 06: HOI AN (B)
Today is free for you to enjoy sightseeing at this ancient town with numerous interesting places. It is time for you to explore art and handicraft galleries, try on clothes tailor-made, relax at the riverside restaurants or take the short journey to the nearby beach. Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 07: TRA QUE VILLAGE (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, our will pick you up at lobby of hotel and take half day excursion to Tra Que Vegetable Village, walk around a vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land, fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake, raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities. After gardening activities you will be relaxed with foot massage with many kind of herb remedies. Then spend the rest time to learn how to prepare ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll & banh xeo with your host. Ride back to your hotel. In the afternoon, it is time for you to explore art and handicraft galleries, try on clothes tailor-made, relax at the riverside restaurants or take the short journey to the nearby beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 08: HOI AN – FLY TO HO CHI MINH (B)
You will take the midday flight No VN113 @ 12.10 – 13.30PM to Ho Chi Minh City. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. After check in, you are free to do your own things in the city. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 09: CU CHI AND CITY (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel, our tour guide and driver will meet you at lobby of hotel at 08:00AM, we will go to Hoc Mon District to visit incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese flighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to the city after 4hours excursion. Afternoon visit will offer a quick view of the busiest city including Reunification Palace then discover China Town lively life and Thien Hau Pagoda. Drop back to hotel in Sai Gon, free time on your own and overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH – MY THO – CAN THO (B/L)
We will begin our day with a trip to My Tho Town where we will have the opportunity to enjoy a boat cruise and hand-rowing sampans. We will also visit local villages where coconut candies are made. Not only will you have the chance to watch the locals produce coconut candies, but you can also get involved in coconut handicraft before visiting the bee farm. We will have lunch in Ben Tre Province before heading to Can Tho City via the My Thuan Suspension Bridge that sits above the Mekong River. We will check into our hotel before dinner at a nice restaurant. Overnight in Can Tho
DAY 11: CAN THO – VINH LONG – HO CHI MINH (B/L)
Day 2 will begin with an early breakfast to get our energy up for an exciting day. After breakfast, we will take a boat trip to the Floating Market and watch the locals sit aboard their small boats selling and exchanging goods. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh City, we will visit Dong Tam Snakes Farm – the largest snake farm in Viet Nam. We will have a delicious lunch at the Mekong Rest Stop before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH – SIEM REAP (B/D)
Free for leisure until our driver will pick you up at lobby hotel and transfer to Tan Son Nhat International Airport for flight No: VN3825 @ 12.00 – 13.00. Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be met and welcome by our friendly guide then transferred direct to your hotel. Start your visit to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. It is time to visit one of the great wonders of the world, symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, Angkor Wat. Tonight you will enjoy dinner with Khmer Apsara Dance Show. Overnight at hotel
DAY 13: SIEM REAP TOUR (B/L)
Today we drive to visit Kbal Spean, 50km northeast of Siem Reap or 18km from Banteay Srei. The original “River of Thousand Lingams”, Kbal Spean is an intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills of the Cambodian jungle. Visit to Banteay Srei temple (10th century), regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer Art. Then continue your visit to Banteay Samre, build in the third quarter of the 12th century. it consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompany by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. Overnight in Siem Reap
DAY 14: SIEM REAP TOUR (B/L)
We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Neak Poan. Afternoon – visit Krovan, Royal Bath of Srah Srang and Banteay Kdei temples. Overnight in Siem Reap
DAY 15: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel – visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia, and Les Artisan D’ Angkor. Free & leisure at your own time for rolling at local markets or shopping until transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure
Note: We can arrange
additional customized trips for you if the above itinerary does not
match your expectations.
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•Private transportation with A/C
•Accommodation at 3, 4, 5 star hotels selected including daily breakfast
•Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast : 14 ; Lunch: 10; Dinner: 02)
•Airport Transfer at destinations
•Private Boat in Mekong Delta
•Vietnamese Sim card
•Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated
•English Speaking Guide / Other language is available upon on your request
•Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)
•Train tickets to/from Hanoi – Sapa
•Domestic Airfare – Price is subject to change without prior notice
•Airfare cost per person: 190 $$ for Domestic Flight (SGN-DAD-HAN) & International Flight 210 $$ for per person (SGN-REP)
•Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program
•Visa to Vietnam, if any
•Personal expenses (telephone, shopping…)
•Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
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