Cambodia and Vietnam are arguably South East Asia’s most flamboyant, exciting and exotic destinations. This trip takes you on a fantastic journey seeing the highlights of both countries starting with the stunning Halong Bay and other wonderful landscapes of Vietnam such as Hue, Hoi An, Mekong Delta. Then come to one of the greatest temple complexes in the world Angkor Wat – Cambodia.
Destinations: Ha Noi – Ha Long – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap.
TRIP AT A GLANCE
(Day 1): Ha Noi Arrival (-/-/-)
(Day 2): Ha Noi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
(Day 3): Halong Bay – Ha Noi – Hue (B/-/-)
(Day 4): Hue – Hoi An (B/-/-)
(Day 5): Hoi An – Cooking and Walking Tour (B/L/-)
(Day 6): Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City (B/-/-)
(Day 7): Ho Chi Minh City – Can Tho (B/-/-)
(Day 8): Can Tho – Chau Doc (B/-/-)
(Day 9): Chau Doc – PhnomPenh (B/-/-)
(Day 10): PhnomPenh – SiemRiep (B/-/-)
(Day 11): SiemRiep (B/-/-)
(Day 12): SiemRiep Departure (B/-/-)
DAY 1: HA NOI ARRIVAL (B/-/-)
Upon arrival in Ha Noi, you will be picked up and transferred to hotel. Depending on your arrival, you have free time to visit 36 Old Quarter streets, Hang Be market- a typical Vietnamese day market and enjoy a traditional water puppet show in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HA NOI – HA LONG (B/L/D)
Depart at 8:00AM from your hotel. Enjoy the interesting 3 hours drive to Ha Long where along the way you will see rice fields and daily Vietnamese village life. You will then be transferred by tender to a luxury Junk and enjoy a welcome cocktail. A Vietnamese set menu lunch with fresh local seafood will be served on board while you embark on a cruise into the bay to see the incredible karsts formations. We arrive by boat at Bat Cave (Hang Doi) where you will choose from optional tour program: visit local fishing village by tender or visit cave by rowing sampan or relax with beauty services or board. A Vietnamese dinner is served on board. Overnight on boat in Ha Long Bay.
DAY 3: HA LONG – HA NOI – HUE (B/BR/-)
At leisure or enjoy Tai Chi instruction and sunrise on the sundeck. Depart by boat to Surprise Cave. An brunch will be served from 8:30 to 10:00 in the morning. We will then start cruising in Ha Long Bay while you relax and take pictures. The cruise returns to Hon Gai, arrive in Ha Long at about 11:30AM. Back to Ha Noi around 16:00, and then transfer to Noi Bai airport to take short flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.
DAY 4: HUE – HOI AN (B/-/-)
In the morning, we will be visiting the Forbidden Purple City, where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. We then continue to take a morning boat trip on the romantic Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang and Tu Duc tombs. In the afternoon, enjoy the scenic ride from Hue to Hoi An on the way. Free time in the ancient Hoi An town. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 5: HOI AN – COOKING AND WALKING TOUR (B/L/-)
After breakfast at your hotel around 8:00AM, depart for a half-day cooking class at Tra Que, a charming village which supplies vegetables to kitchens all over the town. Spend the morning working with the villagers as they show you the ways to harvest and prepare fresh vegetables for meals. Cook a lunch of Vietnamese dishes with your hosts before enjoying the fruits of your labor. Back to Hoi An for walking around of the ancient town to visit the former merchant’s houses, the 400-year-old Japanese Bridge, ancient pagodas, temples, the colorful market and shopping around. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 6: HOI AN – DA NANG – HO CHI MINH (B/-/-)
After breakfast, transfer to Da Nang airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. You have free time in a half of day to visit: central quarters where have many houses and buildings constructed under French domination: Notre Dame Cathedral, Center Post Office and Ben Thanh market. In the afternoon, continue to visit China town near Cho Lon, Binh Tay market, Thien Hau pagoda. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 7: HO CHI MINH – CAN THO (B/-/-)
Depart to Vinh Long, take a boat to visit along Tien Giang river, link upper Mekong Delta, visit Cai Be floating market. On the way, stop over to visit ceramic tile factory, coconut candy factory and a rice husking business. Stop & rest at a local orchard garden. Enjoy fruits, homemade honey alcohol, and local traditional songs. Continue to transfer to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.
DAY 8: CAN THO – CHAU DOC (B/-/-)
Take a boat trip along the Mekong Delta, visit Cai Rang floating market. Then depart to Chau Doc. Check in hotel. Afternoon, continue to take a cruise on Mekong river to visit fish ponds and Cham village with their mosques. Return to hotel. Overnight in Chau Doc.
DAY 9: CHAU DOC – PHNOMPENH (B/-/-)
Depart to Phnom Penh by boat on Mekong Delta. Check in hotel and have free time to visit National museum, Russian market, Independent monument and Wat Ounalom. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 10: PHNOMPENH – SIEMRIEP (B/-/-)
After breakfast, take a flight to Siem Reap. You will be picked up and transferred to your hotel for check-in. Then visit Banteay Srei temple built in 11th century and Ta Prohm temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 11: SIEMRIEP (B/-/-)
After breakfast, visit South gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, terrace of elephant – which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall, visit terrace of Leper King – supposed that it was a terrace housed the royal ceremony. In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat. Climb Bakheng hill to have birds eye view of sunset, Angkor Wat and Western Baray. Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 12: SIEMRIEP DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
Have breakfast at hotel. Free time for relaxing or shopping. Pick up and transfer to the airport to take a flight to the next destination. Trip ends.
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CHILD POLICY FOR LAND TOUR
CHILD POLICY FOR AIRFARE
All bookings requested during Chinese New Year, Christmas and New Year, Vietnamese public holidays will be added 10% – 20%.
All confirmed bookings whether cancelled, amended, postponed, delayed or similar will be treated under the company’s cancellation policy.