Within 12 days but you will visit almost the most highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia. Starting from Hanoi, the one-thousand year old capital, on the first day you will enjoy the unique water puppet show. Following there are a discovery of the cities of Hanoi, explore the Halong Bay and staying overnight on a traditional junks, taking a kayaking. A short flight will bring you to the Centre of Vietnam where the Hoi An Ancient town, Hue Citadel, white sand beaches are waiting for you. Saigon city and Cu chi underground tunnels are your last stops in Vietnam before you connect your trip the amazing UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Complex. The trip offer you the two countries World Heritage Sites, a memorial stay overnight on a junk and comfortable accommodation in the international hotels plus tasting some world-wide famous local dishes are always more than what you can expect. Your satisfaction guaranteed by our experiences.
Day 1 : Welcome to Hanoi
Day 2 : Hanoi
Day 3 : Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 4 : Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Hue
Day 5 : Hue
Day 6 : Hue - Hoi An
Day 7 : Hoi An Cooking Class
Day 8 : Fly Danang to HCMC
Day 9: Mekong Delta Excursion
Day 10: Fly HCMC - Siem Reap
Day 11: Angkor Complex
Day 12: Departure Siem Reap
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Widely acknowledged as one of the loveliest cities in Asia, this one-thousand-year old city offer you its unique images that totally different from other Asian cities. Hanoi still retains a small-town provincial charm and unique intermingle with a French legacy wide, tree-lined boulevards, parks, grand villas and an artistic, café society.
Meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the downtown. Free time to relax. Meet your guide again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your day is completed by a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam.
Different people, different interests and tastes. Hanoi Free Choice Sightseeing – Street Food – Dinning offers you the best things that Hanoi has to offer and satisfy you with a personalized discovery and authentic experience. Just list your prefered Hanoi attractions for Hanoi full-day or Hanoi half-day and one of the Hanoi surrounding handicraft villages as Duong Lam Ancient village; Bat Trang ceramic village; Van Phuc Silk village. Your guide will introduce you a list of Hanoi famous street foods for lunch break as well as some Vietnamese cuisine restaurants for dinner.
In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Enjoy welcome drink onboard then start cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay while lunch is served. Stop to visit and explore Vung Vieng fishing village by bamboo boat or you can have a kayak around Vung Vieng area. Time to relax, sunbath or swimming at Ban Chan Beach. Back to the junk to enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Do area docking for overnight. BBQ dinner followed by some activities of board games or squid fishing.
Early bird with exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area. Explore Thien Canh Son Cave, located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay. Back to the cruise, relax on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration or enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery while the boat is cruising back to shore. Rejoin car for transfer to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue. Tonight you have a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.
Located in central Vietnam, the World Cultural Heritage Site Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945. You may want to spend full-day with a dragon boat trip to Thien Mu pagoda followed by visiting some tombs of Nguyen Dynasty kings, Hue Citadel and Dong Ba local market or spend Hue half-day with Hue Citadel, one tomb of Nguyen Dynasty king and another half-day to visit one of the Hue handicraft village as Phuoc Tich ancient village or Thanh Toan village. Do not forget to taste Hue street food and Hue cuisines at local restaurant.
Today you leave Hue for Hoi An. Hoi An is one of the oldest towns in South-east Asia and characterized by a rich blend of Vietnamese, Chinese, Japanese and European architecture. Formerly known as Faifo, the ancient riverside town of Hoi An was a major trading port from the 16th to the 19th century.
In the afternoon you have a walking tour to explore the ancient town with old houses, narrow streets and stop to visit the lantern makers, Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop. Enjoy dinner with some famous dishes of the town.
The cooking class begins with a with a drink at Hai Scout Café followed by a visit the Hoi An’s colorful market where you get in touch with local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients for your own cooking lesson. Take a boat cruising along the Hoi An river to the cooking school. Visit the herb and vegetable garden and learn about some of Hoi An’s well-known dishes. The 2-hour cooking lesson includes a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving. You also have a chance to try some dishes yourselves. Lunch is served included what you have cooked. Relax and back to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.
Again you take an one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh city, the most dynamic one where everyone seems busy riding, buying, selling, studying. However, the city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings. In the afternoon you visit some famous attractions such as Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum then having a walk through the city downtown and end up at the Ben Thanh market, the city’s biggest market. Tonight you dinner on the Bonsai cruises dinner on the Saigon river.
Today you have am excursion to the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers rather than by road. Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix). Visit some family-run coconut candy mills then you take a horse-cart from village to village. Enjoy lunch with local special dishes followed by the “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, a very common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people.
Fly to Siem Reap, one of the major tourist hub in Cambodia and Siem Reap, the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia’s flag. Giant, mysterious faces are carved into the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.Warm welcome by your local guide for transfer to hotel. After a short break you explore the city by Tuk Tuk riding around the suburb of Siem Reap followed by a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety. Tonight you enjoy dinner with Apsara Dance show at the local restaurant.
Early wake up in the morning to enjoy the sunrise over the Angkor Temple then you discover the Angkor Wat, a temple complex built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. Continue to explore the ruins including the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Preah Khan temple. In the afternoon you explore the fabulous Ta Prohm temple which embraced by fig and silk-cotton trees puncture the roofs of Ta Prohm’s towers. End of the day you enjoy the sunset at the Preah Rup temple.
In the morning you have a drive to the Phnom Kulen Mountain. Climb up the hill to visit the Srah Damrey, Damreay Krab and Ang Prochiev temple followed by a nice trail of Kulen mountain to reach a special stream with thousands lingas in the water. Short break before transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure. You are treated as honoured guests, your satisfaction is paramount from the time we first meet and greet you on arrival, until we bid you farewell on departure day. It’s our goal to maintain excellence in every single service we offer you, whilst travelling with us throughout Asia as your chosen destination management company. Thanks for joining us.
We just got back. I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it was. We loved every place we stayed. You’re a gem. As to the countries themselves: I was totally thrilled, fascinated, absorbed. Hope to do another trip to the region soon. Thanks for all your help
Just to let you know that we had a great time on our Indo China holiday and returned home on Saturday tired but having thoroughly enjoyed our holiday. The hotels, food and itinerary were all excellent and the guides of a very good standard. We particularly enjoyed our time in Hoi An, Angkor Temples, Halong Bay, the river trip in the Mekong and the blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety.. The two restaurants at Hoi An (Full Moon and Brothers) and those at Siem Reap (Madam Butterfly and Chapney) were of a very high quality as were most of the others you booked for us.
Thanks for your all excellent services. We have successfully returned to home after a unique and wonderful trip to the beautiful Vietnam and Cambodia. All the people are very friendly during our visit. Everything went more than well. Please transfer my thanks to our guides in Hanoi, Hoi An,Hue, HCMC and Siem Reap. They all are very informatics and professional. Surely we will be back soonest for our next visit to Laos and Myanmar with you. All the best!
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