ITINERARY IN DETAIL
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, after clearing immigration and customs, you will be met and privately transferred to the hotel. Check in and relax after a long flight. Stay overnight at the hotel in Ha Noi.
DAY 02: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B)
After having breakfast, meet your guide and start for full day city tour exploring Hanoi. Start with the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh and the Presidential Palace, followed by the serene One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature known as the site of Vietnam’s first university. Next, visit the National Museum of Vietnamese History – it has a total area of more than 2,200m2, displaying nearly 7,000 documents and objects. It also has over 100,000 specimens of precious objects from the cultures of Nui Don, Hoa Binh-Bac Son, and Dong Son. In the afternoon, walking around the Ha Noi Old Quarter, ending at the historic Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son, enjoy the Water Puppet Show. Stay overnight at hotel in Ha Noi.
DAY 03: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
Breakfast at the hotel and then start a 4-hour driving to Ha Long City. Arrive in Halong City about 11h00AM. We then transfer to a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay to enjoy a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone this World Heritage Site.
While being on board, we will be served a sumptuous fresh, local seafood lunch followed by swimming and exploring some of the limestone caves in this area. Try the feeling of witnessing the sunset on boat is really great. Have a dinner on board. The captain then will anchor for the night nearby a remote island. In the evening, there is the option for night fishing or just sit out on the deck and relax under the stars. Stay overnight on Junk.
DAY 04: HANOI – HALONG BAY – FLIGHT TO HUE (B)
Waking up surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. The cruise continues to move around the bay for us to discover more secluded areas; we then take kayaking and swimming in the stunning bay. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a backup vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 4-hour journey toward Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue City. Arrive in Hue City, meet your guide and transfer to city center for hotel check in. Stay overnight in Hue City.
DAY 05: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B)
Today we will do full-day city tour. Starting by boat trip on Perfume River to visit the picturesque Thien Mu Pagoda, then visit Minh Mang King Tomb. Transfer back to Hue center for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a visit to the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. After that, walking around and shopping in Dong Ba Market. Stay overnight in Hue City.
DAY 06: HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN (B)
After having breakfast, drive to Hoi An ancient town. The scenery on the way is very beautiful, do not forget bring your camera, taking a lot of pictures. Stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments before winding our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass to admire the stunning views north to Lang Co beach and south to Da Nang City. Arrive in Hoian, check in the hotel. In the afternoon, visit Hoian Ancient Town: visit Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 07: TRA QUE VILLAGE AND COOKING CLASS (B, L)
Morning guide pick up you at the hotel. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy. 10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked. Free rest of the day. Stay overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 08: HOIAN FREE (B)
Hoi An Ancient Town – World Cultural Heritage: What is so special about Hoi An is that this little port town is in an incredible state of preservation. It offers some of the most densely-concentrated sights in Viet Nam with its old streets bordered with ancient houses and assembly halls, its pagodas, temples, ancient wells and tombs. In total, more than a thousand places of interest. The architecture of Hoi An is characterized by a harmonious blend of Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. After many centuries, Hoi An is still respectful of its traditions, folk festivals, beliefs and of its sophisticated culinary art. Set in a quiet environment, Hoi An is surrounded by peaceful villages that have crafts such as carpentry, bronze making, ceramic…
DAY 09: HOIAN – FLY TO HO CHI MINH – ½ DAY CITY TOUR (B)
Transfer to Da Nang airport for morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, car and guide pick up for half day city tour visit: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post office, Dong Khoi Street, Ben Thanh market, Thien Hau Pagoda, China Town. Free at the rest of day. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA (CAI BE – VINH LONG BOAT TRIP) – HO CHI MINH (B)
Morning, transfer to Cai Be (Tien Giang Province). Boating and enjoying the fresh air on the Mekong river, the tourists visit the floating market, the original style of commerce on the Mekong river, will be dizzy of boats on the river. Crossing the Mekong river to An Binh island visiting a hundred year ancient house (Mr. Cai Cuong), a landlord’s one in the past, a combination between Vietnam-French architecture in the Mekong delta (if low tide, tourists will visit another local house, knowing about the daily activities of the locals).
Boating to An Binh Garden, enjoying a cup of tea and some of the local tropical fruits and listening to the traditional music, is the best chance for relaxation. Visiting the brick & pottery factory where the tourist know how to make the brick and the pottery from the local clay and styles with the traditional technique. Back to Ho Chi Minh City at late noon. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 11: HO CHI MINH – PHNOM PENH (B)
Free until transfer to Saigon airport for flight VN920 at 16h05 to Phnom Penh. Arrive in Phnom Penh, transfer to hotel for check in. Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 12: PHNOM PENH ½ DAY CITY TOUR – FLY TO SIEM REAP (B)
In the morning, do ½ day Phnom Penh city tour, visit: Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Independence Monument, Wat Phnom and Central Market. Free until transfer to airport for flight K6107 at 14h00 to Siem Reap. Arrive in Siem Reap, the car pick you up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 13: ANGKOR TEMPLE TOUR (B)
Morning visit picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat – one of the world’s most impressive ruins. The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art.
And 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 Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lipper King Terrace and Royal Palace Enclosure area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 14: SIEM REAP DEPART (B)
Free until transfer to Siem Reap airport for flight back home or to next destinations. End of our services in Vietnam and Cambodia.
TOUR PRICE IN DETAIL
|Private Tour for||3 Star (USD/Person)||4 Star (USD/Person)|
– 3 or 4 star hotel accommodation on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
– Meals as mentioned in the itineraries.
– All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle.
– 04 air tickets: 1. Ha Noi – Da Nang /2. Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City /3. Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh /4. Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
– Boat trip in Halong and Mekong Delta
– Sightseeing with English speaking guide.
– Vietnam Visa Approval Letter (not included visa stamping fee)
– All entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the program.
– 1 bottle of mineral water and 1 wet tissue per person per day.