Destinations: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Phnom Penh – (Angkor Complex) Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake
Day 1: Hanoi (Vietnam) Arrival
Upon arrival, our guide will greet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes Mausoleum, Museum and his house on stilt to learn about his life during revolutionary activities in the past. Next, visit to the One Pillar pagoda which was built in 1049 and it has become an important symbol for the locals. Continue to visit the Ethnographic museum where you can learn the various life aspects of 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam. After lunch, visit to the Literature temple–the first university of Vietnam which was built in 1070–It’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will provide a relaxing insight into Vietnam’s past. Finally, enjoy a cyclo tour to visit Old Quarter & Hoan Kiem lake then watch a Water Puppet show.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Depart for Halong Bay, enjoying the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields. Upon arrival, board a cruise and start cruising around the bay to see the amazing karts with different formations and then stop for a walk through the Sung Sot cave–“Amazing Cave”. There will be plenty of time for kayaking, swimming and sunbathing (if weather permitted) after the cruise anchors at a clean calm sea. Enjoy a wonderful sunset dinner on the cruise before resting to the comfort of your room. Overnight on the cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea will be served. Continue to cruise farther before stopover at the pearl farm to see the actual cultured pearl of fishermen. Back to the cruise for checking out while the cruise will take you farther to discover the hidden beauty of the bay. Cooking class opened right on the cruise for everyone who are interested in cooking Vietnamese food. Lunch will be served on the cruise before you arrive at the harbor. Drive back to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City Tour & Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Depart to Cu Chi Tunnels which are a maze of underground passages used by the Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War as protection against the American air raids. After lunch, visit to the War Remnants Museum–originally opened in September 1975, it exhibited the old military equipment from Vietnam War. Continue to visit the Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace that was the sight of South Vietnam’s surrender in April 1975. Walk down to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office which are beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Finish at the Ben Thanh market, where vendors display a wide range of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.
Day 6: Mekong Delta Tour (B, L)
Transfer to Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, taking a boat trip to discover Cai Be floating market where local people sell, buy and exchange goods on their boats. Next, transfer to a village where you can see how the locals make rice paper, coconut candy & pop rice. Here, you will also enjoy free local’s specialty products, discover daily activities of locals and enjoy Vietnamese traditional music then take a small sampan rowing by hand of local to feel the real Mekong river. After lunch, free for short rest then visit to a local brick kiln before taking another boat to Vinh Long, the center of tropical fruits and stopping for a short visit at Vinh Long market then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh (Cambodia) (B)
After breakfast, transfer to Bus station for an express bus to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 8: Phnom Penh Tour – Siem Reap (B, L)
Transfer to visit the main sights including Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Friendship Monument, Independence Monument, National Museum and Wat Phnom. After lunch, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, the site is a former high school where was used as a prison by the communist Khmer Rouge. Next, visit to the Killing Fields where large numbers of people were killed and buried by the communist Khmer Rouge during the late 1970s. In the evening, take a flight to Siem Reap.
Day 9: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B, L, D)
Transfer to visit Angkor Thom including Elephant terrace, Leper King terrace, Baphuon, Royal enclosure, Phimeanakas and Bayon temple. Afterward, you will also visit to Ta Prohm temple, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. After lunch, visit to the Angkor Wat where is the largest & most impressive of all the temples and its one of the 7 wonders of the world. In the evening, enjoy a dinner in front of a traditional dancing show at the Apsara Theatre.
Day 10: Banteay Srey & Big Circuit (B, L)
In the early Morning, you will enjoy the sunrise at Angkor Wat (Optional) and spend the whole morning to explore the greatest fine-art of Angkor Empire at Banteay-Srey temple. After lunch, visit the Grand Circuit of temples: Preah Khan, Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Neak Poan and Ta Som. Late afternoon, you will enjoy sunset at Pre Rup temple.
Day 11: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Departure (B)
You will enjoy a boat trip on the Tonle Sap lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap river, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. Here, you will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. Get back to the town for free until transfer to the airport for your own departure flight.
Price per person (US$/Pax) & Validity until April 30, 2018
|Number of Group||1||2||3||4||5||6||7||8||Sing-Sup|
|Hanoi||Maison Boutique Hotel – www.maisondhanoi.com||Deluxe|
|Halong Bay||Oriental Sails – www.orientalsails.com||Deluxe|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Queen Ann Hotel – www.queenannhotelvn.com||Deluxe|
|Phnom Penh||Cardamom Hotel – www.cardamomhotel.com||Superior|
|Siem Reap||Angkor Holiday Hotel – www.angkorholidayhotel.com||Superior|
|Hanoi||Hanoi Pearl Hotel – www.hanoipearlhotel.com||C.Deluxe|
|Halong Bay||La Vela Classic Cruise – www.lavelacruisehalong.com||Deluxe|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Royal Hotel – www.royalhotelsaigon.com||Deluxe|
|Phnom Penh||Okay Boutique Hotel – www.okayboutiquehotel.com||Superior|
|Siem Reap||Somadevia Angkor Hotel – www.somadeviangkor.com||Superior|
|Hanoi||Apricot Hotel – www.apricothotels.com||Sketch|
|Halong Bay||Paradise Luxury Cruise – www.paradisecruises.vn||Deluxe|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Majestic Hotel – www.majesticsaigon.com||C.C.Deluxe|
|Phnom Penh||Intercontinental Hotel – www.intercontinental.com||Deluxe|
|Siem Reap||Victoria Angkor Hotel – www.victoriahotels.asia||Superior|
Inclusions: Hotel accommodation as mentioned; Overnight Cruise in Halong Bay; Meals as mentioned in the itinerary: B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner; All transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle; English speaking guide (Other languages on request); Domestic flights: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh – Siem Reap; Express Bus: Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh; Mineral water and wet towel; All entrance and sightseeing fees; Boat trips; All taxes and service charges.
Exclusions: International flights to/from Vietnam (Cambodia); Visa fees; Early check-in & Late check-out at all hotels; Other drinks; Insurance; Personal expenses; Tipping/Gratuities; Surcharge on special days; Any other services not clearly mentioned above.