Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights

11 NIGHTS / 12 DAYS
Holidays in World
INCLUDES
02 Nights Accommodation in Hanoi
01 Nights Accommodation in Halong Cruise
03 Nights Accommodation in Hoi An
03 Nights Accommodation in Saigon
02 Nights Accommodation in Siem Reap
Accommodation with double sharing room
Meals as mentioned in the program
All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
Private transportation by vehicle with A/C
Boat trip as mentioned in the program
Cruise on non-private junk in Halong Bay
Round trip overnight train tickets Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi: Private cabin
Bottles of mineral water on tour (02 bottle/pax/day)
Local English speaking guide(s) in each place
(different guide in different places). Station guide on cruise in Halong Bay
DOES NOT INCLUDE
International and Internal Airfare
Visa Approval Letter to Vietnam and Visa stamping fee at the airport upon arrival
Meals not mentioned (lunches and dinners) in the program
Domestic and international flights and airport tax
Travel insurance
Early check-in and late check-out. Hotel/Room upgrade
Holiday and festive surcharge
Tip, drinks, personal expenses and any services not clearly mentioned in the program

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Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL - “CYCLO” RIDE TOUR

Welcome to Ha Noi- capital city of Viet Nam! Upon arrival, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and private transfer to your hotel in city central. This afternoon, go on an exciting “cyclo ride” around charming French quarter, passing by landmarks like Opera House, St. Joseph's Cathedral & Rue Paul Bert (now Trang Tien Street). Stop at picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake & visit Ngoc Son temple– the very heart of the city. Take a walking tour around Hanoi's famous Old Quarter of 36 old streets -with stop at central Dong Xuan market. Return to your hotel

  • Overnight: Hanoi

2

Day 2: HANOI – FULLDAY CITY TOUR (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, our guide and coach will pick you up at your hotel for full day city tour of Hanoi. Begin the morning with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh complex, inclusive of Ba Dinh square, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda & Presidential Palace (outside). Continue to visit Tran Quoc pagoda -Vietnam’s oldest pagoda on the eastern bank of the Westlake and Hoa Lo prison, famously known as “Hanoi Hilton”. Afternoon visit Temple of Literature- the temple of Confucius and also Vietnam’s first national university dated from 11st century. Five impressive courtyards with paths once reserved for the Emperor are now open to the public. Head out of city center to explore Ethnology Museum, the biggest and most interesting museum in Hanoi to learn much about the culture and traditions of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam.
Return to your hotel

  • Overnight: Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: HANOI – HA LONG CRUISE– OVERNIGHT ONBOARD (B,L,D)

Breakfast at the hotel, our private guide and car pick up at hotel to Halong Bay (3.5 hour land drive). Embark from Tuan Chau Marina by tender, transfer to Halong Cruise. Welcome drink on board, followed by a cruise briefing. Enjoy delicious lunch served on board while cruising to Hoa Cuong floating fishing farm. Continue to explore the most fantastic water cave (Luon Cave) in the bay by kayaking or bamboo boat for an hour. Cruise head to the Titop Island. Enjoy swimming at sandy beach and emerald water or climbing up to the top of this island to take your amazing views of the bay. Back to cruise ship to relax and enjoy Sunset happy hour and Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the sun deck of cruise. Dinner served onboard. Stay overnight on private cabin onboard Halong cruise.

  • Overnight: Cruise
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 4: HA LONG CRUISE– HA NOI– FLIGHT TO DA NANG- HOI AN TOWN (B,L) AFTERNOON FLIGHT

Breakfast at the hotel, You will be Welcome dawn in the early morning or Join Tai Chi lesson on Sundeck. Breakfast served with Western Style. Arrive at Me Cung (Maze Cave) and join tour with guide to explore the cave. Return to the Cruise. Continue exploring Halong Bay and pass through hundreds of islets on the way back to Tuan Chau pier. Enjoy delicious lunch served on board. Disembark at Tuan Chau Pier and our car will be waiting to take you directly to airport for flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival at Da Nang City, welcomed by our guide and private transfer to hotel in Hoi An town to check in and relax.

  • Overnight: Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

5

Day 5: HOI AN – WALKING TOUR - BOAT TRIP TO TRADITIONAL VILLAGES (B)

Breakfast at the hotel, our guide will take you for a walking tour of Hoian ancient town. We will visit many landmarks of the town including: Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda, Sa Huynh Museum, Tran Family Chapel, Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, Lantern Making Workshop. In the afternoon, we walk to the pier and take a leisure boat trip along Thu Bon river to watch the busy daily life of Hoian people on two banks of the river. Stop at Thanh Ha pottery village where we see skillful craftsmen making pottery products: vase, pot, kettle, cooking pot... before our own eyes. Continue to visit Kim Bong carpentry village, listen to the history of the village, visit the ship-building yards, see the handicrafts and sculptures. Back to your hotel

  • Overnight: Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast

6

Day 6: HOI AN – FREE AT LEISURE (B)

After breakfast, rest of the day free at leisure for relax and shopping around Hoi An.

  • Overnight: Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast

7

Day 7: HOI AN – DA NANG – FLIGHT TO SAIGON – CITY TOUR (B) MORNING FLIGHT

After breakfast, free at leisure until private transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon arrival, welcomed by our guide and transfer to your hotel in city center. In the afternoon our guide and car pick you up at your hotel and embark on our city tour to see Saigon’s historic landmarks: A stroll down Dong Khoi Street, previously Rue Catinat during the French colonial days as the centre of Saigon’s commercial and shopping district. Next visit Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Passing by classic European-landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and pay a visit to the Central Post Office designed by famous architect Gustavo Eiffel. Afterwards drop off at central Ben Thanh market for shopping and photo shooting.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 8: SAIGON – MY THO - MEKONG DELTA BOAT TRIP (B,L)

After breakfast, guide and car take you south of Saigon to My Tho, the gateway to the Mekong delta. Upon arrival in My Tho, we will take a Mekong boat trip to go between canals into gardens and rural houses, where a lot of families produce coconut candy, feed the bee for honey, or plant juicy fruit. Stop at some families and their small factories to enjoy their daily life and taste the tea with honey. Lunch served at local restaurant overlooking the river with “elephant ear fish”- Mekong’s specialty dish. On the way back, stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, noted for its special architecture with the combination between Western and Eastern Art. Back to Saigon late afternoon

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch

9

Day 9: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS (B)

After breakfast, head out of Saigon to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, 70 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City. This network of tunnels, which stretched for over 200km, is one of the most famous and historical aspects of the Viet Nam War. Upon arrival, watch a short introductory documentary before follow our guide into the winding, underground network to explore the war memorial park. . Discover the Cu Chi site, which includes weapon and booby-trap exhibitions, visit different underground bunkers featuring kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunition depots and hospitals… View authentic relics from the war such as camouflaged tunnel entrances and a bullet-riddled tank…
After sightseeing, return to the city centre late noon.
Rest of the day free at leisure or shopping in Ho Chi Minh city.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

10

Day 10: SAIGON - FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP - CITY TOUR (B) MORNING FLIGHT

Breakfast at hotel, free at leisure until private transfer to airport for onward flight. Upon arrival, welcome by tour guide in Siem Reap, transfer to check in hotel. Then visit West Baray Big Pond, a “baray” is a water reservoir built by the ancient Khmer people. Continue Wat Thmei (Killing Field) with a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge; Wat Bo founded in the 18th century, a highly respected pagoda with very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) and the "Les Artisans d'Angkor – Chantiers Ecole" the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts.

  • Overnight: Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 11: SIEM REAP – FULL DAY ANGKOR TOUR (B)

Breakfast at hotel, explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. Last you will visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty!
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who ruled Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. It is time to visit Pre Rup temple for a romantic sunset view.Have funny time at bars and pubs at Angkor night market.

  • Overnight: Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 12: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at hotel, free leisure on own arrangement until time transfer to airport for flight onwards! On the way if there is time we will visit Puok, the real and original place of the Artisans d’Angkor silk, where you will see the full process of silk producing, from the silk worms munch on the Mulberry leaves to spin their cocoons which used to make silk warp. You of course will see the weaving work and purchase the high quality silk products as a beautiful Cambodia souvenir. Straight to Siem Reap airport for your departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
HOTELS
La Casa - Hanoi
Grayline Halong cruise - Ha Long cruise
Hoi An Silk Village - Hoi An
Aristo Saigon Hotel - Ho Chi Minh
Sokha Roth Hotel - Siem Reap
HOTELS
Sheraton - Hanoi
Pelican Halong cruise - Ha Long cruise
Palm Garden Resort - Hoi An
Eastin Grand - Ho Chi Minh
Angkor Miracle Resort - Siem Reap
Cost Per Person
From 15th July to 31st October 2017
HOTELS USD 1631 (Twin/Double Sharing)
USD 2170 (Single Sharing)
HOTELS USD 2127 (Twin/Double Sharing)
USD 2969 (Single Sharing)

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