Trip starting: From Hanoi to Siem Reap or vice versa on request
Accommodation: 4-star hotel / 5-star hotel
Departure: Daily departure at clients’ date
This 16 day-trip offer you the most highlights and experiences of its peoples, culture in both countries. Staring from the dynamic HCMC in the South of Vietnam, you also visit the Cu Chi Tunnels – a famous place in the Vietnam-American war-time followed by an excursion to the Mekong Delta to experience a water-world. The Road of Heritages in the Centre Vietnam offer you its UNESCO World Heritages including Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient town, My Son Cham Ruins while in the North Vietnam you can not miss the one-thousand-year old Hanoi capital city before enjoying an marvelous stay overnight on a traditional junk in the Halong Bay, the worldwide famous World Natural Heritage.
Day 1. Welcome to Ho Chi Minh city | D | Overnight: HCMC
Warm welcome upon your arrival in Tan Son Nhat International Airport – HCMC – a city full of surprises. The city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings and offers plenty of reasons to visit, from its blend of historic, attractions to vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife. Meet your local guide at the airport for a transfer to hotel. Check in. At leisure. Your guide see you again for a welcome dinner at the Bonsai cruise on the Saigon river. Back to hotel. At leisure.
Day 2. HCMC & Cu Chi tunnels | B - L | Overnight: HCMC
In the morning you visit some famous attractions such as Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and War Remnants Museum then having a walk through the city downtown and end up at the Ben Thanh market, the city’s biggest market.
Afternoon you drive to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. This underground complex is a must-see when you are in HCMC. You are invited to crawl around in the safer parts of the tunnel system or try a shooting range where you can fire a number of assault rifles, such as the M16 rifle or AK-47, as well as a light machine gun like the M60. Back to HCMC. At leisure.
Day 3. Mekong Delta Excursion | B - L | Overnight: HCMC
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 and canals 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). Following a village path passing local houses to 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. Back to HCMC. At leisure.
Day 4. Fly to Hue | B - D | Overnight: Hue
Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Located in central Vietnam, the World Cultural Heritage Site Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945.
Your local guide meets you at the airport for a transfer to hotel. Free. At leisure. Evening meet your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.
Day 5. Hue Sightseeing – Street Food | B - L | Overnight: Hue
In the morning you have a Dragon boat cruising on the Perfume river to visit the Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. From there you rejoin your car to visit the king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb. Time to taste some Hue famous street foods: Bun bo Hue ; Banh khoai ; Nem lụi Hue.
Afternoon you have a private tour to explore the Hue Citadel comprising three circles of Royal Citadel and Forbidden Citadel. Visit Dong Ba market, located on a bank of the Perfume river and is a paradise for snapshots of daily activities.
Day 6. Hue – Hoi An | B - D | Overnight: Hoi An
In the morning you leave Hue for Hoi An, another World Heritage site in Central Vietnam. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the east area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port during the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland stopped over to exchange and purchase commodities. Journey to Hoi An is travelling over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach before arriving your hotel in Hoi An. At leisure. Enjoy dinner at local restaurant.
Day 7. My Son Ruins & Hoi An | B - L | Overnight: Hoi An
In the morning you take a trip to discover the World Heritage My Son Ruins, comprised of seventy Hindu-like towers and temples dating from the 2nd century. My Son was the former capital of the ancient Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the second to the thirteenth century and a must-see for those people who are interested in architecture and ancient civilizations.
Afternoon you have a walking tour to explore the Hoi An Ancient town with old houses, narrow streets, moss-grown walls, lantern makers and visit Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop and enjoy traditional arts performance. Dinner with some famous dishes of the town.
Day 8. Hoi An Cooking Class | B | Overnight: Hoi An
This morning the cooking class begins with a with a drink at Hai Scout Café followed by a visit the Hoi An colorful market. It is time to get in touch with local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients for your own cooking lesson. Take the Red Bridge boat cruising along the Hoi An river to the cooking school. On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden and learn about some of Hoi An and Vietnam’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.
Day 9. Fly to Hanoi | B - D | Overnight: Hanoi
Enjoy your free time until transfer to Danang airport for an one-hour flight to Hanoi, the one-thousand-year old city and the capital of Vietnam. Meet your guide at the Noi Bai airport for a transfer to hotel. At leisure. Your guide see you again for a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 10. Hanoi Sightseeing | B - L | Overnight: Hanoi
This full day sightseeing offers you Hanoi’s most interesting places, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, and the Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda originally constructed in the sixth century. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo Former Prison, Ngoc Son Temple. End your day with a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub. Back to hotel. At leisure.
Day 11. Hanoi – Halong Bay | B - L - D | Overnight: Traditional Junk
In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Welcome on board upon arrival Tuan Chau Harbor. Enjoy a welcome drink. Brief introduction by the cruise manager. Cabin check-in. Lunch is served while the cruise is sailing and passing by thousand of unknown islets. Stop at the Pearl Farm village. Take a kayak around Pearl Farm village. Continue to the Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming or climb up to the peak of the Titop for the panorama view of the Halong bay. Return to the cruise. Join in the Cooking Demonstration by the cruise chef to prepare some Vietnamese dishes followed by the Sunset Cocktail on the Sundeck followed by a Vietnamese set menu dinner. Evening you are free to join some cruise activities including chat around the bar, watching movies of Vietnamese films, playing cards, playing chess, reading or try your luck with squid fishing.
Day 12. Halong Bay - Fly Siem Reap | Brunch | Overnight: Siem Reap
Early bird to join Tai Chi on the sundeck. Enjoy sunrise at the bay followed by a light breakfast. Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance. It takes approximately 45 minutes to explore the cave one of the most beautiful cave in Halong bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Back to the cruise. Cabin check-out. Light lunch is served while the cruise is sailing and passing by thousand of unknown islets. Disembarkation. Rejoin your car transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for flight to Siem Reap. Meet your local guide at airport for transfer to hotel. At leisure.
Day 13. Angkor Wat Sunrise & Angkor Complex | B – D | Overnight: Siem Reap
Early wake up in the morning to enjoy the sunrise over the Angkor Temple (option). Back to hotel for breakfast 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. You then continue to visit 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 and enjoy the sunset at the Preah Rup temple. Enjoy dinner with Apsara Dance show at the local restaurant.
Day 14. Fly to Phnom Penh | B - D | Overnight: Phnom Penh
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. Transfer to airport for flight to Phnom Penh. Your guide and driver will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel. At leisure then you explore the city by Tuk Tuk riding the city of Phnom Penh followed by a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 15. Phnom Penh Sightseeing | B - L | Overnight: Phnom Penh
In the morning you visit Royal Palace where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live. Continue to visit the Silver Pagoda and the Wat Phnom Temple, built in 1373and one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon you have a drive to visit the historical crimes of the Khmer Rouge including the Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 prison) and the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek.
Day 16. Departure Phnom Penh | Meal: B
Enjoy your free time at your hotel before meeting your guide for transfer to Phnom Penh International airport for departure. Have a nice journey. Thanks for joining us.
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Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
Private boat trip as per tour program
Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
Meals as stated in the program
Water and tissues on coach
All entrance fees
All in-tour flights
24/7 hotline support
Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
Tour duration less than 15 days, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to Vietnam: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Italy Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia.
International flights & tax
Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
Other services not mentioned above
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