Vietnam and Cambodia at a glance 9 days

Hanoi
Vietnam
Sunrise on the bay
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Cu Chi Tunnels
Vietnam
Angkor National Museum
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Angkor Wat
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ta Prohm Temple
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bayon Temple
Siem Reap, Cambodia

OVERVIEW


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Day 2: Hanoi City tour Half day

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels – Sightseeing tour

Day 6: Full day trip to Mekong Delta

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Siem Reap

Day 8: Siem Reap Temple Discovery Tour

Day 9: Siem Reap Departure

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam! You will be greeted by our tour guide and transfer directly to hotel in Hanoi. Check in time at hotel is at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied. Optional: The rest of this day is free at leisure. You might have a sleep to recover, or wander around for some own exploration, or consider taking part in one of our suggested activities below: Water Puppet Show: A traditional Vietnamese water performing art, at which Vietnamese folk tales, history and local lives are introduced via colorful puppets. Vietnamese Cooking Class or Foodie Tours: Food in Vietnam, especially Hanoi, is totally tasty and able to mesmerize any visitor. A short walk around Old Quarter for some of Hanoi’s best food, or participation in a fun Vietnam’s cooking class could be a good start to your journey in this lovely country. Please contact our travel consultant if you are interested in these services, and we are available 24/7 for assisting you. Note: Please be advised that both international and domestic might be crowded at sometimes during the day, so in case that you arrive and cannot find our representatives, please be presented at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal gate) and contact us, so we could easily search for you.

Meals: NA

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City tour Half day

Morning or afternoon departure depend on availability Half day Hanoi city tour (by car or by motorbike – upon client’s interest) - Routes can change subject to client’s interest. Begin the first day of the trip with a tour of Hanoi. Depart from the hotel for a visit to Vietnam’s first university: the Temple of Literature. Founded in 1076, Quoc Tu Giam was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. Continue with a visit to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. Nearby is the mausoleum of the historic father figure of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, and his modest house on stilts. (Sites are viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Jun - Aug) Visit the picturesque West Lake and its sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda.Tran Quoc Pagoda is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years. After visiting, you will have a meal at an authentic Vietnamese Restaurant. Free time at leisure for rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Tour by car is available at customer's request.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise

After breakfast at hotel, driver picks up and transfer to Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea” Upon arrival, the boat crew welcome you and check in then enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. You can also behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water. Following break, depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. Overnight on board. Note: Please be kindly informed that the tour guide will not escort you on the cruises, and be replaced by crew members who are fluent in English.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

You might start your 2nd day in Halong with an early tai-chi class, or simply wake up and witness the amazing sunrise on the bay. After breakfast, cruise take you to explore the most stunning caves in Halong. The early lunch will be served on the way getting back to the main dock.12:00 - 12:30 Back on shore we will then transfer to the airport in Hanoi to catch a flight to Ho Chi Minh. Welcomed by our driver at Tan Son Nhat Airport then we will be transferred to hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Check in hotel, free at leisure the rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 5: Cu Chi Tunnels – Sightseeing tour

Meet our tour guide at the hotel’s lobby, and let’s start our journey to Cu Chi Tunnels, which is about 70km far from Ho Chi Minh City. The attraction is a collection of underground tunnel and construction, from hospital, bedrooms to ammunition storage using by North Vietnam’s army during Civil War (1955 – 1975) as a military camp. You are provided opportunities to crawl along some of the tunnels for exploration more about the Vietnam War, or touch a real-gun with the firing-gun services here (with an additional charge). Lunch is served at a local restaurant on the way we return to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon: Enjoy the attraction of Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing examples of French colonial architecture and exploring the Vietnam’s turbulent in past at the War Remnants Museum. Our guide will show you the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end here. Afterward, we visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Our last stop would be at a local Market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city in here. Return your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Free time in the rest of day

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 6: Full day trip to Mekong Delta

08.00: Pick up at your hotel in Saigon and travel to Ben Tre Province. The boat will cruise along the Ham Luong River (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works, including a brickwork - where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand; a coconut processing workshop - where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products; and a mat weaving house - where straw mats are woven using a hand loom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself! The boat will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life, before boarding your 'xe loi' (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and traveling into the forest where you can visit fruit orchards before stopping at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch, featuring such local specialties as elephant-ear fish and river shrimp, washed down with some cold drinks or beers. It’s time to board a sampan boat for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. Around 17:00 Back to your hotel in Saigon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Siem Reap

Have leisure time before your departure. You are welcome to join our interesting optional excursions in and around Ho Chi Minh City. Please note that hotel check-out time is at 12:00. A late check-out can be arranged subject to room availability and a surcharge will be applied. Transfer to the airport in Ho Chi Minh City for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, greeting by our friendly tour guide, then you will be transferred directly to hotel (room may be ready at noon). As the gateway to Angkor Wat, Siem Reap has seen plenty of visitors over the years. Get to know this city by a city tour, visit to Angkor National Museum to get to know more about the artifacts from every part of Cambodia in the past. If you are into the history and the culture of this country, this place will be your unforgettable experience. Continue to Preah Ang Check - Preah Ang chom shrines, the secret place where local people go praying for good luck or safe journey. Return to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 8: Siem Reap Temple Discovery Tour

Morning, visit to jungle Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location to film the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider. Begin tour to the antique capital of Angkor Thom, start from the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon, explore Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Last but not least, view a wonderful sunset from Angkor Wat or somewhere possible.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 9: Siem Reap Departure

Free until transfer to Siem Reap International airport for boarding home sweet home or next destination. Tour end

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

Price

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TOUR INCLUDES
  • Overnight in shared Twin/ Double room with Air-condition (AC) at hotel.
  • Overnight on local train at a shared compartment with 4 soft berths (if any)
  • Overnight at local homestay in a shared room, private blanket and mosquito net (if any)
  • All transport during tour on air - conditioned vehicle as per itinerary (including airport pick up & see off)
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Domestic flight: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
TOUR EXCLUDES
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Vietnam and Cambodia Stamp Fee
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner in the accommodation.
  • International flights & departures taxes.
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities.
  • Travel insurance.
  • All other services not mentioned above.

 

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