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17 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour

Amazing Vietnam Cambodia: Includes Hanoi, the amazing Halong Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City the Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam!
  • Duration: 17 Days 16 Nights
  • Destinations: Hanoi, Halong bay, Da nang, Hoi An, My Son, Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Siep Reap
  • Travel style: Classic Tours
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Day 1: Hanoi - airport pick up - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: No)

Hoan Kiem Lake

Pick up from the Noi Bai airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.

Note: Check in time is 13:00 P.M.

 

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Majestic Cruises (Meal: B, L, D )

Halong Bay

07:30 – 08:30 Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

08:30 Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 Hours.

10:00 Arrive in Hai Duong province, and have 20 minute short break.

12:00 Arrive Tuan Chau harbor, Halong Bay.

12:15 Welcome to Majestic Cruise and enjoy Welcome drink, Enjoy welcome drink get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

12:30 Have Vietnamese seafood and vegetarian lunch, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

14:30 arrival in Pearl Farm, kayaking through the village

15:30 Continued exploration the bay.

16:00 Visiting Titop Island

17.30 Back Majestic Halong cruise and relax.

18:00 Join cooking class guided directly by Chef of Majestic Halong Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

19:30 Time for dinner enjoying special BBQ seafood on the cruise.

21:00: Evening entertainments: play game on the cruise: cards game, chess, karaoke,squid fishing, and overnight on Cruise.

Day 3 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meal: B, L )

Kayaking at Halong Bay

06:30 Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi lesson on sundeck.

07:00 Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast.

08:00 Arrive Sung Sot Cave (Amazing Cave) and joining with guide to visiting and explore the cave.

10:00 Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay.

11:00 Enjoy the lunch on cruise.

12:00 Majestic Cruise are landing Halong Bay harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise.

12:30 Return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

14:30 Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop.

16:00 – 16:30 Arrive in Hanoi end your trip.

Day 4: Hanoi Free day – Train station transfer- Night train to Da Nang (Meal: B )

Hanoi free day

Today, you are free at your leisure, then transfer (without guide) to Hanoi Train Station for solf – Sleeping train to Da Nang. Time you need to spend on the train is around 13 hours. On the train you can view our beautiful country along the coastal line. You also stay overnight on the train and reach Danang train station at around 11.30 am.

Day 5: Da Nang pick up - Check in hotel in Hoi An town (meal: No)

Hoi An, Vietnam

Train arrive on the next day. We will pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Check in hotel in the ancient town and relaxing.

Day 6 Hoi An - My Son day tour (Meal: B,L)

My Son Sanctuary

7:30 – 8:00: The bus and tour guide pick you up at your hotel

8:30: Leaving Hoi An for My Son HolyLand.

9:30: Arriving in My Son - the Holyland surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.
Spend 2 hours to enjoy and discover the beauty of Ancient buildings at of the Champa Kingdom with our tour guide.

12.00: Leaving My Son for boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. You will have soft lunch on the boat and see the beautiful views along the river.

13:30: The boat trip will finish at Bach Dang Boat station. Our driver will pick you up to local restaurant for lunch. Back to your hotel after lunch & End your trip!.

Day 7: Hoi An Free and Easy (Meal: B )

Hoi An, Vietnam

This day you are free to visit Hoi An town with a tea on the old house or discover the daily life of the farmers (on the vegatable farm or fishing village along the River….) around the area. If you do not want, you can move to the beach for totally relaxing.

Day 8: Hoi An - Airport transfer - Flight to HCMC- Pick up- check in Hotel (Meal: B )

Ben Thanh Market, Sai Gon

After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer. Today, you will have a flight to Ho Chi Minh city and stay overnight at the most touristic area of Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 9: HCMC - Mekong delta - Cai Be Floating Market - Vinh Long tour (Meal: B, L )

Floating Market

8:00 Picking up from hotel/stay.

08:15 Starting drive to Cai Be. Short time to take photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields.

10:30 Start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be Floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some handmade family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn.

Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature.

Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden, in Vinh Long. Head home to Ho Chi Minh City.

18:30 Arrive in your hotel.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city tour - Cu Chi Tunnel (Meal: B, L )

Cu Chi Tunnel

08:30 Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to start the trip at travel office for visiting Reunification palace which was the residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975. Continue seeing some impressive French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office then War Remnants Museum.
 
 
12:00 Have lunch in a local restaurant
 
 
13:30 After lunch, the tour will drive to Cu Chi which located 60km from HCM city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti-American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for Original tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.
The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was" A Free Target Zone ". The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there and visitors will see the remnants.
 
 
16:00 Return to Dist 1, overnight at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 11: HCMC – Bus to Phnom Penh –Cambodia – Check in hotel (Meal: B )

Phnom Penh

Bus start at 7.00 am and drive to Moc Bai border gate to enter Cambodia (bus time 6 – 7 hours). You will get visa on arrival with the help of bus crew (on request) for you to pass Cambodia. Bus station pick up and check in hotel in Phnom Penh - V Hotel Phnom Penh.

Upon arrival Phnom Penh then pick up by local guide speaking guide to installation hotel before starting a charming capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. We will visit Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, with many pre & post Angkor artifacts.

Visit the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. We will also have some time to explore the Russian Market.

Day 12: Phnom Penh - Koh Dach (Home of Silk) (Breakfast )

Killing-Field

Have breakfast at hotel. You'll climb aboard the quirky form of local transport known as the Motoremork, or Tuk Tuk, to Koh Darchh Island, where you'll have a local's eye view of life on the river. Stroll around the village, and pay a visit to a community craft workshop.

Besides fishing and farming, the people here guard many arcane skills in arts and crafts, put to excellent use in their high-quality products sold in the local markets. After perusing these fine items, have a fine time stretching out on a hammock under the thatched roof  of a water bungalow. Dinner not included; overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 13: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap by public bus (Breakfast)

Siem-Reap

Breakfast at hotel – transfer to Giant Bus to Siem Reap (08h45-14h00), welcome by local driver and transfer to check in hotel. Free leisure by your own time in Siem Reap city.

In the afternoon, after bit relax then we will visit Angkor Silk Farm and Artisan D’angkor where is the school for training young people for handicraft work had been launched by Chantier-Ecoles, cooperated with Provincial Office of Education, Youth and Sport. Then will visit Western Baray where is the manmade lake from 11th century to hold the water for irrigation and now a day is a famous site for Cambodian’s family picnic as well as will visit Old Market.. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 14: Siem Reap Angkor Wat Temple Tour (B/L/D)

Angkor wat

After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to discover Angkor Thom and Temples. Firstly, you will visit the wonderful Angkor Thom (the Great City) including the Southern Gate, famous Bayon temple (12th century in the centre of city remains one the most enigmatic temples of the Angkor group composed of 54 gothic towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Baphuon temple is lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru. Terrace of Elephants used   as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall ; Terrace of the Leper King  a platform 7m high, with statue and temple walls covered in emerald-green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all, Ta Prohm.

Lunch is Khmer style in a local restaurant. Regain your energy enjoying a sumptuous Khmer feast near Sras Srang, the Royal Pool of Ablutions, originally reserved for the King and his consorts. Enjoy a spread of great local food followed by a nap lazing in a hammock, or explore to see the traditional way of life and say hello to the Cambodians near here.

Afternoon, it is time to visit the wonderful Angkor Wat Temples – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, as a temple and mausoleum forKing Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of 12th. Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorean temples, with a central tower surrounded by four smaller towers. The central monument represents the mythical Mount Meru, the holy mountain at the centre of the universe, which was home to the Hindu God Vishnu. The whole complex covers 81 hectares, a rectangular wall measuring 1025 meters by 800 meters borders the inner edge of the moat, and temple's greatest sculptural treasure is its 2 km-long bas-reliefs around the walls. In the late afternoon, visit to the Phnom Bakheng temple, is the first temple in Angkor region build by the Yacovarman I King in the first of 9th century, located on a slope gently hill where thousands tourist are grouping on the hilltop to catch a memorable time of life when viewing the marvellous sunset, the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle. This evening, enjoy buffet local dinner with Cambodian Cultural Performance including Apsara Show.

Day 15: Siem Reap – Koh Ker – Boeung Mealea (Breakfast)

Tonle Soap Life

In the morning after having breakfast then we continue to drive two hours to north east, your first stop is the 10th century capital of Koh Ker. Whilst there are known to be over 200 temples within the boundaries of this ancient city, only 96 have been discovered thus far and in fact most of your morning is likely to be spent at just one; Prasat Thom, much of which is partially buried. Whilst the visitor numbers vary from one day to another they are always low, and it is not uncommon for you to have the site to yourself. At the far end of Prasat Thom there is towering pyramid, somewhat reminiscent of the Mayan or Inca architecture.

Having seen more of the surrounding temples, return in the direction of Siem Reap, stopping to explore another of the lesser visited temples - Beng Mealea, similar in size to the better known Angkor Wat (both were built by Suryavarman II). Utterly swallowed by jungle, and with minimal restoration work, it is easy to imagine what it must have been like for early explorers discovering these temples for the first time. Return to Siem Reap in the late afternoon.

Day 16: Siem Reap- Tonle Sap Boat Trip- Angkor Silk Farm (Meal : B/L)

Siem-Reap free day

Breakfast at hotel, and then visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located south of 10 kilometers Siem Reap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.

We spend the rest of time visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. We will drive to the Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor. Overnight at Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 17: Siem Reap - Departure (Meal: B)

Today is on your own leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination. End of base tour service.

INCLUSIONS

  • Accommodation on double/twin sharing room basis
  • All tours and transfers in private air-con vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Meals as state B =Breakfast , L=Lunch , D=Dinner
  • Majestic cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • Night train ticket from Ha Noi to Da Nang
  • Flight ticket from DNA-HCMC
  • Private car pick up at airpost
  • Public bus Ticket from HCMC- PNH and PNH-REP
  • Boat cruise on Tonle Sap lake
  • All entrance fees
  • Bottle of drinking water & Cool towel during tour .

Hotel list (the first priority):

Hotel in Hanoi (02 nights)
Name Hanoi Space Hotel
Add No 40 Ma May St., Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
Room type Deluxe room
 
Hotel in Ha Long(1 night)
Name Majestic Cruises
Add Bai Chay Tourist Wharf, Halong / Bai Chay, Halong, Vietnam
Room type Deluxe room
   
Hotel in Hoi An (02 nights)
Name Rose Garden Hotel
Add 23 Nguyen Hien St., Hoi An City, Quang Nam
Room type Superior room
   
Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (03 nights)
Name Lavende Hotel
Add 51 Le Anh Xuan, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Room type Superior room
   
Hotel in Phnom Penh (2 nights)
Name V Hotel Phnom Penh
Add #No. 48B, St.111 Sankat Boeung Pralit , Khan 7 Makara, Phnom Penh.
Room type Superior room
   
Hotel in Siem Reap (4 nights)
Name New Riverside Hotel or Similar
Add #No 1500m High School Rd, Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia
Room type Superior room

EXCLUSIONS

  • All airfares & airport taxes.
  • Visa Cambodia and Vietnam
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Service charge of central bank
  • Insurance Traveler
  • Gratuities to guide and driver
  • Personal and other expenses such as porter age, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary

NOTES

  • Suggestion flight schedule: arrival airport to start package will be "Noi Bai" Airport Hanoi, Vietnam/ package finish at Siem Reap airport, Cambodia
  • Tour starts everydays, that means "always available" 25 Jan - 5 Feb, 2017 . you only need to ask for availability if your travel date is 1 month before your booking date
  • Extending your trip (stay longer in a city) is welcomed and we will book hotel and other tour for you !
  • Upgrading to better services (hotel and tour) is welcomed and we will book hotel and other tour for you !
  • Children policy: 0- 4 years old: 20% charge, 5 – 8 years old: 75% charges (shared bed), 5 – 8 years old: 85% charges (Private bed), 9 and above: 100% charge (Private bed)
  • Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
  • We will change the hotel to similar level hotel if above hotel is in fully booking or under renovaition
  • If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
  • Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb.
  • High Season surchage will be applied if your travel date is on Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr : 30 USD/1 person.
  • Public Holiday dates surchage will be applied if your travel date is on 1 Jan, from 27 Apr to 1 May, from 27 Aug to 2 Sep, 24 Dec, 31 Dec: 60 USD/1 person

 

 

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