Essential Cambodia Vietnam

Tour Plan

 Day 1: DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, welcome by tour guide and transfer to hotel for check in (after 14:00). Then, free at leisure to discovery Hanoi by yourself

Overnight in Hanoi

 

 

 Day 2: DAY 2: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B/L/-)
Today’s tour of Hanoi provides an in-depth look in to the history and culture of the city. Visit the house and Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh (Closed on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoon), the country’s oldest university – the Temple of Literature– and the lakeside Tran Quoc Pagoda. A chauffeured ride though the city’s Old Quarter is an invigorating way to explore the dozens of small streets and lively shop fronts in this area before ending this afternoon at one of the dozens of museums in the area.

Overnight in Hanoi.

 

 

 Day 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY CRUISE (B/L/D)
Breakfast at your hotel. Morning depart for Ha Long Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Ha Long Bay.Cruise amongst the bay’s rock formations and floating villages. As the sun sets, enjoy dinner onboard and your boat will anchor in the bay for the night.

Overnight on cruise

 

Note: The itinerary of cruise will be changed due to the weather without prior notice.

 

 

 Day 4: HALONG BAY CRUISE – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (BRUNCH/-)
Wake up early and see daylight filtering through the mist and towering rock formations, leaving you with a dream-like memory of your visit to Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a breakfast and perhaps join a Tai Chi class on the boat’s deck before disembarking and Transfer to Airport for flight to Hue.

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for check in, free at leisure

Overnight in Hue

 

 

 Day 5: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B/-/-)
Our tour guide will pick you up at hotel in Hue then transfer to visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. You will also stop to visit the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.

In the afternoon, start your Dragon boat trip on Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda –  Hue’s oldest and most beautiful pagoda, thought to be the symbol of religion and spirit of the Hue people. Then we take a short drive to elaborate Royal tomb of Tu Duc Emperor which is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque and largest works of architecture of Nguyen Dynasty’s royal palaces and tombs. Finally, visit Dong Ba Market is the biggest commercial center of Thua Thien – Hue province and the adjacent regions

Overnight in Hue

 

 

 Day 6: HUE – MARBLE MOUNTAIN – HOI AN (B/-/-)
After breakfast, leaving to Hoian, half way between Danang and Hue lies the Hai Van Pass, which is the dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam. Continue Northwards on Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the My Khe Sea, stop at Lang Co beach to have break.  Then, visit Marble Mountain is a group of five marble and limestone mountains, named after the five elements of the ancient oriental philosophy: metal, wood, water, fire and earth.

Arrival Hoian, check in hotel, free at leisure

Overnight in Hoian

 

 

 Day 7: HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN – FREE AT LEISURE (B/-/-)
Morning: visit the ancient city of Hoi An which former name’s Faifo where there were a lot of Chinese living together with the Japanese and Vietnamese. Explore the sights of its quaint historic district with your private guide. Cross over the old wooden slats of the Japanese covered bridge. Imagine life over one hundred years ago at meticulously-maintained Phung Hung Ancient House and take in the stunning Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Stop at Hoi An’s busy local market.

Afternoon: Free at leisure

Overnight in Hoian

 

 

 Day 8: HOI AN – DANANG FLIGHT TO SAI GON – HALFDAY TOUR (B/-/-)
Free at leisure till time transfer to Airport for flight to Saigon

Upon arrival transfer to hotel for check in (after 14:00)

In the afternoon: Visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame (outside) as well as the Centre Post Office and pass  by the ornate  City Hall (Hotel De Ville) and old Opera House. Visit The Unification Palace, which formerly was Independence palace of the South Vietnamese President. Then visit  one of the most famous history museums, the War Remnants Museum, you have totally transformed your ordinary visit to Ho Chi Minh City to an intellectual yet remarkable trip.

Overnight in Saigon

 

 

 Day 9: SAI GON – CAI BE FLOATING MARKET – SAI GON (B/L/-)
Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel then transfer to Cai Be. The tour will be started by boat to visit Cai Be colorful floating market and cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then stop at local workshops where you can learn how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn…you can try and taste all kinds of candies with their family.

And take the rowing boat deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere. It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to interact with them and see how they catch fish… Lunch can be served at the local home. After lunch, we can walk around and then we will enjoy some kinds of fruits when listening to the traditional music. The cruise will end at Vinh Long city. Transfer to Saigon in the late afternoon.

Overnight in Saigon

 

 

 Day 10: CU CHI TUNNEL – SAI GON – FLIGHT TO PHNOM PENH (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to Cu Chi Tunnels – an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans and home to around 10,000 people who lived underground for several years. Arrive in Cu Chi tunnels, we will watch a propaganda film showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels in Cu Chi. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.

Then, transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for flight to Phnompenh

Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in, free at leisure

Overnight in Phnompenh

 

 

 Day 11: PHNOM PENH TOUR (B/-/-)
We visit the Toul Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek-both grim reminders of Cambodia’s bloody past under Pol Pot. It is almost inconceivable to confront the nature of true evil here in this gentle land, but the Buddhist memorial at Choeung Ek, commemorates the 1.7 million victims of the 1975-79 Pol Pot regime. This excursion may prove distressing for some. It is, however, an important piece of this country’s historical and cultural puzzle.

Afternoon, we continue to visit the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art – notably sculptures – throughout the ages. We end our day trip at Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

 

 

 Day 12: PHNOM PENH –FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP – HALFDAY TOUR (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in (base on room available).

Afternoon, Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of time visiting the “Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor” which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

 

 Day 13: SIEM REAP TOUR (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We visit the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.

Overnight in Siem Reap

 

 

 Day 14: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel. Free with your leisure till transfer to airport for departure flight (check out time: 12:00 noon)

 

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Hotel List

List of accommodations

Location Superior First class Deluxe
Ha Noi Medallion hotel * * * (ROH) Sunway, Lacasa hotel, Silk Queen Grand * * * * (ROH) Pan Pacific hotel * * * * * (ROH)
Hai Phong/Quang Ninh Bai Tho Junk, Oriental Sails, Golden cruise; 2D1N; Night Cabin; Deluxe ocean view Victory, Syrena cruise; 2D1N; Night Cabin; Deluxe ocean view Indochine cruise; 2D1N; Night Cabin; Junior Suite
Hue Romance,Moonlight * * * * (ROH) Romance,Moonlight * * * * (ROH) Silk Path Grand Hue * * * * * (Deluxe)
Quang Nam Le Pavillion Boutique * * * (ROH) Hoian Centre, Le Pavillion Luxury * * * * (Deluxe) Palm Garden resort * * * * * (Superior Garden View)
Ho Chi Minh Avanti, Lotus Boutique * * * (ROH) Golden Central, Bay hotel * * * * (ROH) Grand Saigon * * * * * (Deluxe)
Phnom Penh King Grand Boutique hotel * * * (Deluxe room) Harmony, Green Palace Hotel * * * * (Deluxe room) Palace Gate Hotel * * * * * (Deluxe room)
Siem Reap The Sanctuary Residence * * * (Apsara Deluxe room) Saem Siem Reap, Tara Angkor * * * * (ROH) Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra * * * * * (Superior)

 

Tour Included & Excluded

Included

• Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (subject to availability)• Meals as mentioned in the program. B= Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner• All local boat rental and cycling as mentioned in the program.
• Cruise 01 night on Non-private junk in Ha Long Bay• Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.• All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.• Local English speaking guide(s) as mentioned:
– 01 guide in Hanoi, Halong (In house sharing English speaking guide on cruise in Halong Bay. If you need our private guide, please let us know, we will advise you any surcharge on cruise)
– 01 guide in Hue-Danang-Hoian
– 01 guide in Saigon, Mekong Delta
– 01 guide in Phnompenh
– 01 guide in Siemreap• Mineral water with 2 bottles of 500ml/ tour day/ pax.

• FOC in ½ Twin room for group of 15 paying pax onward (excluding internal airfares and visas). Maximum 02 FOC per group.

 

Excluded

• Meals and drinks which are not mentioned in the program

• All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class

• Visa fees upon arrival in Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand.

• Tips & personal expenses.
• Personal insurance.

 

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