Trip starting: From HCMC to Siem Reap or vice versa on request.
Accommodation: 4-star hotel / 5-star hotel
Departure: Daily departure at clients’ date
As its name, the trip is to introduce you all the World Heritage Sites in the Indochina. From the dynamic Saigon city, you will have an opportunity to learn about the living of local people inhabiting along the banks of the Mekong river. You then start your world heritage exploration with the first stops is the Hue Citadel, Hoi An Ancient Town and the My Son Ruins in the Central Vietnam. The North of Vietnam offer you the one-thousand-year-old Hanoi capital and the Natural World Heritage Halong Bay with one night on a deluxe junk. Your trip is continue with the Luang Prabang, Laos’s religious centre with an exquisite temple on every corner, saffron-clad monks silently collect alms every early morning. In Cambodia you will be astounded by temples in the Angkor complex, their sheer grandeur, exquisite carvings and the way they appear to rise up from the jungle.
Day 1: Welcome to HCMC | Meal: D | Overnight: HCMC
Warm welcome upon your arrival in HCMC. Your guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the downtown. After check in you will have free time to relax, then your guide see you again for a welcome dinner at the river cruises on the Saigon river.
Day 2: HCMC Free Choice Sightseeing | Street Food - Dining | Overnight: HCMC
HCMC is 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. Enjoy the Free Choice Offer to explore this city. Do not forget to add your favourit street food to the list and the dining option to taste and experience the HCMC and South Vietnam cuisine.
Free Choice Offers: 1. Free Choice Sightseeing: + HCMC Half-day ( Maximum 4 places ) + Half-day Cu Chi tunnels 2. Free Choice Street Food Lunch Break – Authentic experiences 3. Free Choice Dining
Feel free to personalize and enrich your visit
HCMC Sightseeings – Maximum 4 places : 1. Reunification Palace 2. Municipal Theatre – City Post Office – Notre-Dame Cathedral 3. War Remnants Museum 4. Vinh Nghiem pagoda 5. Hoang De pagoda 6. Ben Thanh market
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.
Free Choice Street Food Lunch Break – Authentic experiences 1. “ Banh mi” 2. “ Hu tieu Saigon 3. “ Banh canh ” 4. “ Banh xeo ” 5. “ Com tam” All street food is followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea at street-side pub
Free Choice Dining : 1. Vegetarian set-menu at local restaurant 2. Vietnamese set-menu at French building restaurant 3. South Vietnamese buffet at local restaurant
Day 3: HCMC – My Tho – Can Tho | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Can Tho
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. 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. Rejoin your car for a drive to Can Tho.
Early wake up today to join in the Cai Rang floating market, one of the most exciting activities you should do when you are in this area. Take a motorized boat to join the market and experience how people exchange goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. You also find floating restaurants, floating bars, floating gas stations, and many other floating shops. Back to the shore and take a bike cycling from village to village on path, over monkey bridges, get in touch with local people. Lunch is at local restaurant before driving back to HCMC.
Day 5: Fly to Hue | Meal: 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 meeting with your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.
Day 6: Hue Free Choice: Sightseeing - Street Food - Dinning | Overnight: Hue
Besides Hue citadel and tombs, Hue still has a lot to offer you. Hue Sightseeing Freedom of Choices and Meal options will satisfy you. All you have to do is to select one of the Hue city options and one of the Hue Surroundings to explore Hue by your own way.
Hue Free Choice Offers. All included. No extra cost 1. Free Choice Sightseeing + Option 1: Hue Full-day ( Maximum 7 places ) + Option 2: Hue Half-day ( Maximum 4 places ) & One of Hue Surroundings 2. Free Choice Street Food Lunch Break – Authentic experiences 3. Free Choice Dining
Feel free to personalize and enrich your visit Hue Sightseeings 1. Dragon boat trip to visit the Thien Mu pagoda 2. King Minh Mang’s tomb ; 3. King Tu Duc’s tomb 4. King Khai Dinh’s tomb ; 5. King Gia Long’s tomb 5. Hue Citadel Complex ; 6. Notre Dame Cathedral | Tu Hieu pagoda 7. Dong Ba market – a paradise for snapshots of daily activities.
Hue Surroundings 1. Phuoc Tich ancient village: Located on the bank of leisurely O Lau River, about 30 kilometers from center of Hue city, Phuoc Tich village, built in 1470, is the symbol of architecture of the central region and famous for traditional pottery. Trip to Phuoc Tich village offers you a view of Centre Vietnam countryside, too.
2. Thanh Toan village: This is one of the most beautiful villages in Hue. The village, 8km east of Hue, is famous for its beautiful roads, peaceful rural landscape, particularly the tile-roofed bridge, communal houses, clan worshiping houses, traditional festivals, farming practices and local people’s daily activities. You also can join in the village market and taste some local culinary specialties like Hen rice, fish-pancakes, and a wide variety of rice noodles.
Free Choice Hue Street Food Lunch Break – Authentic experiences 1. “ Bun bo Hue” 2. “ Banh khoai “ 3. “ Cơm Hến “ 4. “ Nem lụi Hue “ All street food is followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea at street-side pub
Free Choice Dining 1. Hue vegetarian food at local restaurant 2. Vietnamese set-menu at local restaurant 3. Dinner with Vietnamese traditional songs on the dragon boat.
Day 7: Hue – Hoi An | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Hoi An
Today you leave Hue for Hoi An, another World Heritage site in the Central Vietnam. 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. 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. On the way to Hoi An you may like to stop at one of the interesting places. Tonight you have a dinner at local restaurant.
Free Choice Activities 1. Museum of Cham Sculpture 2. Marble Mountains and Non Nuoc Stone Carving Village
Day 8: My Son Ruins & Hoi An | Free Choice Dining | 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.
Free Choice Dining: 1. Hoi An cuisine set-menu at local restaurant. 2. Dinner on the beach at local restaurant. 3. BBQ fresh seafood on the beach at local restaurant. 4. Relaxing Dinner Cruise on the Hoai river and the Thu Bon river
Day 9: Hoi An - Free Choice: Surroundings - Street Food | Overnight: Hoi An
Today you have a half-day free to enjoy the beach with sun and sea, trying some water sports or come to the town for shopping of the Vietnamese handicraft souvenirs, especially you can visit and try one of the most famous services of Hoi An, a fast-services tailoring. You can order of silk clothes and receive it a few hours later with the best quality and very reasonable price. Enjoy your half-day to explore Hoi An Surroundings and taste some Hoi An famous street food:
Free Choice Hoi An Surrounding 1. Tra Que Vegetable village by bicycle Where you can join with gardening activities as preparing the land and fertilizing with seaweed from the local lake, prepare food and join lunch with a local family. It is also good time to relax and learn more about the Vietnamese village.
3. Kim Bong Carpentry village by boat Formed in the 15 th century by Vietnameses from the Northern Vietnam, Kim Bong carpentry developed vigorously and the occupational village was established with three groups: Ancient architectural construction, civil wooden furniture and shipbuilding. Many carpenters from this village worlked to build Hue Citadel
Free Choice Hoi An Street Food Lunch Break – Authentic experiences 1. “ Rice & Chicken” 2. “ Banh Xeo Hoi An “ 3. “ Cao Lau Hoi An” 4. “ Mi Quang ” All street food is followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea at street-side pub
Day 10: Fly to Hanoi | Meal: B - D | Overnight: Hanoi
Again you take a one-hour flight to Hanoi, the one-thousand-year old city and the capital of Vietnam. Your guide will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the downtown. Enjoy a cyclo ( trishaw) riding around Hanoi Old Quarter with last stop at the famous Thang Long Water Puppet Theater for a Water Puppet Show – a unique art performance. Welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 11: Hanoi Free Choice: Sightseeing - Street Food - Dinning | Overnight: Hanoi
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.
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 personalize discovery and authentic experience. Please select one of the Hanoi city options and one of the Hanoi Surroundings to enjoy the day in Hanoi.
Free Choice Sightseeing of Hanoi city & Surroundings
Full-day city tour ( Maximum 7 places) 1. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum 2. One Pillar Pagoda 3. Quan Thanh Temple 4. Temple of Literature 5. Bach Ma Temple 6. Hanoi Ancient House 7. Tran Quoc pagoda 8. Sword Lake and Ngoc Son Temple 9. Vietnam Military History Museum 10. Vietnam National Museum of History 11. Vietnam Museum of Ethnology 12. Vietnamese Women’s Museum
Half-day city tour ( Maximum 4 places & One of Free Choice Hanoi Surroundings
Free Choice Hanoi Surroundings 1. Bat Trang pottery villages About 13 kilometers south east of Hanoi center, Bat Trang village, established in 14th or 15th century, is famous for ceramic and pottery products of high quality such as vases, bowls, dishes, and many other kinds of ceramic products which have been exported worldwide.
2. Van Phuc silk village: About 8 km southwest of Ha Noi, Van Phuc silk village is well known for its traditional sericulture, weaving, and silk products for a long-lasting history of more than two thousand years. The village makes more than 2 million meters of silk per year and is an ideal place for silk products & souvenirs
3. Duong Lam Ancient village. Duong Lam ancient village, some 60km to the west of Hanoi, has a history of about 1,200 years with many houses dating back up to 400 years. One special thing about the village is that most of the buildings here are made of laterite and mud, two materials that are abundant in the area. The village also has its prestige as two of Vietnam’s kings, Phung Hung (761-802) and Ngo Quyen (896-944) were born in here.
4. Dong Ho painting village Dong Ho painting village, 30 km to the East of Hanoi, or Vietnamese woodblock prints is a distinct Vietnamese folk art. Dong Ho paintings reflect people’s innermost feelings. Dong Ho paintings is made of of bark of a tree called “Dzo. Colors of the painting are refined from various kinds of tree leaves that people can easily find in Vietnam. Dong Ho paintings have about 300 years of history in the north of Vietnam. It is always considered a symbol of traditional culture and aesthetic value of Vietnam.
Free Choice Street Food – Authentic experiences 1. “ Pho Hanoi “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink 2. “ Banh Cuon “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink 3. “ Bun Cha Hanoi “ followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink 4. “ Bo kho – Beef Stew ” followed by a cup of Vietnamese coffee/tea/softdrink
Free Choice Dining : 1. “ Cha Ca Hanoi “ in Hanoi Old Quarter area at local restaurant. 2. Vegetarian set-menu at local restaurant 3. Vietnamese set-menu at French building restaurant 4. Vietnamese cuisine a-la-carte at Ngon restaurant 5. KOTO restaurant. Know One Teach One unique restaurant.
Day 12: Hanoi – Halong Bay | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Traditional Junk
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.
Day 13: Fly to Luang Prabang | Meal: B-L-D | Overnight: Luang Prabang
Early bird with exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area. Stop to exploring Thien Canh Son Cave, located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay. Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration or enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat is cruising back to shore. Rejoin your car for transfer to Hanoi airport for flight to Luang Prabang. After short break your guide see you again for dinner at a local restaurant with some Khmer cuisines.
Day 14: Luang Prabang full-day tour | Meal: B-D | Overnight: Luang Prabang
Early start will give you the fantastic opportunity to participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (often in the form of sticky rice) from the faithful residents. This tradition is very unique to Laos, it being the only Buddhist nation still preserving the ritual.
Today you take a boat trip upstream the Mekong River to visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two linked caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by devoted pilgrim with a stop at the village of Ban Xanghai to taste Laos wiskey. In the afternoon you visit the impressive stupa of Wat Visoun and the shrine of Wat Aham, Wat Mai before climbing up to the top of Mount Phousi to enjoy a panorama view of Luang Prabang and the sunset on the Mekong river. Dinner at a local restaurant and join in night market.
Day 15: Khouangsi Water-fall | Meal: B | Overnight: Luang Prabang
Today you drive to the beautiful Khouangsi Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the turquoise pools or walk along the forest trails. Return to the town by late afternoon, you continue to visit the Ban Xangkhong, a village well known for its silk weavings and for its Saa (jute) Papermaking. Back to the city to enjoy the sunset at the Wat Siphouthabath famous for the footprints of the Buddha.
Day 16: Fly to Siem Reap | Meal: B-D | Overnight: Sieam Reap
Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap, one of the major tourist hub in Cambodia and the gateway to the world famous temples of Angkor Wat. Warm welcome by your local guide for transfer to hotel. Today your visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. It is time to visit one of the great wonders of the world, symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, Angkor Wat then enjoy the wonderful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hills followed by a dinner with Khmer Apsara dance show.
Day 17: Angkor Wat Sunrise & Angkor Complex | Meal: B -L | Overnight: Sieam Reap
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. 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 to end the day.
Day 18: Angkor Complex | Meal : B -L | Overnight: Sieam Reap
Today you continue your Angkor Comlex discovery with a visit to the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Next stop is the Pre Rup and the East Mebon, the two first temples built after the Khmer capital was returned to Angkor from Koh Ker. In the afternoon you visit the Krovan, an unique in Khmer architecture, the Royal Bath of Srah Srang and the Banteay Kdei temples, functioned as a Buddhist monastery under Jayavarman VII.
Day 19: Departure Siem Reap | Meal: B
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. Have a nice journey and 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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