Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

09 NIGHTS / 10 DAYS
Holidays in World
INCLUDES
02 Nights Accommodation in Hanoi
01 Nights Accommodation in Halong Bay
03 Nights Accommodation in Saigon
03 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
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

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon your arrival in Noi Bai Airport, our guide and private car will greet you and transfer to hotel for check in. Afternoon, we have an overall view of the capital by a cyclo visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop to visit Ngoc Son Temple located on the Hoan Kiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). From here wandering on the narrow streets of the Old Quarter to experience the daily life of the local people.

  • Overnight: Hanoi

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Day 2: HANOI - FULL DAY CITY (B)

After Breakfast, Today Morning transfer to Ba Dinh Square – the biggest square in Hanoi where all the biggest cultural, political events of the cities, especially demonstrations, take place. Start our visit at the Complex of Ho Chi Minh including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilts, his fish pond and the One-Pillar Pagoda. Then, visit Hoa Lo prison, also known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton"
Afternoon continue the trip to the Temple of Literature first which is considered as the first university of Vietnam. We then drive to visit the Museum of Ethnology. This is one of the largest Museums in Vietnam with 2 exhibition areas – inside and outside. Visiting this Museum will bring you the knowledge about the Ethnic groups in Vietnam and their cultures. Evening highlight will be the Water Puppet Show.

  • Overnight: Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Breakfast at hotel After that, we will drive to Halong via Dong Trieu ceramic town with stopover to enjoy paddy landscape and visit the ovens making ceramics in Dong Trieu. Go on to Halong, one of the earliest World Heritages Sited designated by UNESCO for Vietnam in 1994. Check-in our boat and enjoy a lunch of fresh seafood while the boat goes about unusual seascape with thousands picturesque rocks and islets, beaches and hollow islands. We can stop to visit some karsts grottoes or just go swimming, or stop at a beach and enjoy the sunset on the sea. (Lunch and dinner with local food on board).

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

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Day 4: HALONG – HANOI - SAIGON (B/L) – EVENING FLIGHT

You should wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call the “East Sea” by a point-oriented name “Eastern Sea”, so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay. After breakfast our boat will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost each islet has its own name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman’s head rock, Butterfly rock or Turtle islet etc. Disembark and transfer direct back to Hanoi, to the airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival at the airport, welcomed by the local tour guide and transfer to the city center to check in hotel.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 5: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B)

After Breakfast, Picked up at hotel and drive heading to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper, Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. After that enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Afternoon, drive back to Saigon with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pogoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 6: SAIGON HALF CITY – CU CHI TUNNELS (B)

Breakfast at hotel Morning, we start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Have a walking tour on Nguyen Hue street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). From here, walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods there.
Afternoon visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience. Return to Saigon and have rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Overnight: Saigon
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 7: SAIGON – SIEM REAP (B)

After Breakfast. Free until check out time and transfer to the airport for the departure flight back to Siem Reap.
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. It is time to visit Pre Rup temple for a romantic sunset view.

  • Overnight: Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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Day 8: SIEM REAP – FULL DAY ANGKOR TOUR (B)

After breakfast, Breakfast, 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! Giant trees have grown here for centuries.
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reined 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. Have funny time at bars and pubs at Angkor night market.

  • Overnight: Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch, Dinner

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Day 9: SIEM REAP – VISIT WAT THMEI (B)

After Breakfast, morning visit Wat Thmei (Killing Field) contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Some of the bones were recovered from a nearby well while others are the remains of soldiers who died on a nearby battlefield. Come back to visit the "Les Artisans d'Angkor – Chantiers Ecole" the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts.
Afternoon visit Floating Villages, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap! Take a ride in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and the largest in Asia. Here you’ll see plenty of examples of the Khmer way of life on the Tonle Sap. Then visit Wat Bo founded in the 18th century, a highly respected pagoda contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are said to be late 19th century and Local Market.

  • Overnight: Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast

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Day 10: DEPARTURE (B)

After Breakfast, 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 Siemreap airport for your departure.

  • Meals: Breakfast
HOTELS
La Casa Hotel - Hanoi
Gray Line Cruise - Halong Bay
Aristo Hotel - Saigon
Sokha Roth Hotel - Siem Reap
HOTELS
Sheraton Hanoi Hotel - Hanoi
Pelican Cruise - Halong Bay
Eastin Grand - Saigon
Angkor Miracle Resort - Siem Reap
Cost Per Person
From 15th July to 31st October 2017
HOTELS USD 1465 (Twin)
USD 499 (Single Supp)
HOTELS USD 1764 (Twin)
USD 682 (Single)

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