Route: Hanoi – Halong – Hoian – Hue – Saigon -Cu chi – Cai be – Siem reap or vice versa
A trip with lively images and major sites of the two countries in Indochina such as: beautiful landscapes of Vietnam, and Cambodian temples of Angkor Wat. Hotels with good comfort, a visit throughout Angkor and many original services will bring you an excellent balance in this area in terms of history.
The tour will bring you to the extraordinary Indochina which is endowed generously by the nature. The timeless beauty of Halong Bay and majestic banks of the Mekong River are combined perfectly to the refinement of Hue Mausoleums and various Khmer’s temples of Angkor. On the way from Vietnam to Cambodia you will go from rapture to dazzling and have unforgettable memories in this area.
Pick up you at the airport and transfer to the hotel. take a view of the colonial districts in the trishaw and then have dinner at restaurant and overnight in hotel.
8h00 am : Your tour starts with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, where you can find an excellent full collection of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam and wonderful implications of artifacts and patterns from their traditional handicrafts and clothes. The next stop is Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first college –QuocTu Giam. Lunch.
Pm: You will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ( Outside), Ho Chi Minh House-on-stilts and One-Pillar Pagoda, Continue the trip to picturesque West Lake to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi built from 6th Century. then Take a cyclo tour ( 1 hour) around Sword Lake and the Old quarter.
In the evening, enjoy water puppet show. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
08:00– Our guide will meet you at your hotel and start 120km modern bus-journey through verdant landscape. Stop over for a rest on the way.
Arrive Hoa Lu, once ancient capital of Vietnam dating back to the 11th century. Having been eroded over the millennia, the dilapidated ruins have nearly been absorbed by the spectacular scenery creating a mystical atmosphere that will besure to titillate your imagination, visit King Dinh and Le Temple.
Enjoy a lavish buffet lunch in a local restaurant, a great place to savor the intense flavours of Vietnamese food then go to Tam Coc for a stunning boat trip.
Board the sampan boats, owned by locals, gently sailing along Ngo Dong river, capturing the wonderful scenery of Karst hills, rice fields, and peaceful villages, and passing “Hang Ca”, “Hang Hai” and “Hang Ba”.
Leisurely cycling on country road around village then return to Hanoi.
Arrival in Hanoi around 18h00 pm. Drop off at your hotel. Night in Hanoi.
Breakfast at your hotel.
8:30: Our transport and guide will pick you up from your hotel in Hanoi and start our trip to explore the most amazing bay in the North of Vietnam. On the way, we will have a quick stop at the middle of the way to rest.
12.30: Arrive in our office at Hon Gai Pier, you will have a bit time to relax and enjoy a cup of tea/coffee. Wait for our captain to finish the registration and transfer by tender to our boat.
12.45: Enjoy welcome drink and spend a couple minutes to briefing about safety on boat and activities included then we check in our cabin.
13.30: Delicious Vietnamese set menu will be served while leisurely cruising further into Bai Tu Long Bay.
15.00: Arrive in kayaking area – that is Cap La Island. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature, swimming and relaxing.
17.30: Get back to the boat and enjoys our Sunset party while our cruise sailing to the overnight anchorage.
19.00: Sumptuous set-dinner on board.
20.30: Free time to challenge yourself in Vietnamese puzzle games, or gathers your group/family for a board game; try your luck with squid fishing or simply has a cocktail and enjoy the quiet night on the bay.
06.00: Start your day with a Tai Chi routine on sundeck or catch a morning view of the stunning bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style, familiar to you to fulfill your strength and ready for another exploring day.
08.00: Explore the well hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.
09.00: Upon return to the boat you will have about 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing.
10.00: Attend in a Vietnamese cooking demonstration. You can quickly learn a simple but delicious Vietnamese dish that Gordon Ramsey (a 2 Michelin Star Chef) used to guide – Nem Cuon or challenge yourself in fruit and vegetables carving.
11.00: Enjoy a traditional Vietnamese lunch on boat.
12.00: Back to the harbor and disembark in Hon Gai pier.
12.30: transport and guide will take you back to Hanoi for flight to Danang
Pick up and Transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hoian.
Visit Hoian - an old trading town, some 30km from Danang. Hội An is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.
You will visit : Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, Assembly Hall Chinese, Hoian Museum and Market. Lunch at restaurant. Then take boat trip to visit local villages along Thu bon river - Thanh Ha Pottery & Kim Bong Carpentry Village. Overnight in Hoian.
After breakfast, departure for Hue and then visit Cham museum in Danang, taking photograph from HaiVan Pass ( The pass of Sea and Cloud), Spend time in LangCo beach enroute.
PM: visit Imperial City of the Nguyen Dynasty: the door of midday, the Palace of the Supreme Harmony, the temple of Nguyen. End tour at DongBa market. overnight at hotel.
AM: Take a sampan ride in Perfume river to visit ThienMu Pagoda and MinhMang Mausoleum.
PM: after lunch, transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon.
On arrival, Pick up and transfer to hotel. Night in Saigon.
Am: 7h30 am. Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel. Depart from Saigon to Cu Chi tunnels (about 50km). As you know, CuChi tunnels is one of the most famous historical Vestiges of Vietnam’s national liberation War. It is network consists of over 200km of tunnels linked to the other like a Cobweb. You go to inside the tunnels which has the kitchens, food and ammunition storage caches, medic-care chambers (a small clinic), meeting room, commanding chambers ..etc. You discover the tunnels by entering inside on it, about 15 m, 30m, 60m and 100m long belong to your health. At the end of the tunnels, you can eat Cassava (called Khoai Mi), this is the main food for Vietcong people during the war..
Say goodbye the Cu Chi tunnels, back Saigon for lunch.
Pm: Notre dame Catheral, built between 1877 and 1883 by French, most of the materials were transferred from Marseille (France). Next to the Church, you walk to visit the Central Post Office, built 1886 and ended 1891 by Gustave Eiffel. Your next destination is Reunification Palace which was built in 1868, named Norodom Palace and inaugurated in 1873. In 1963, this palace was heavily destroyed by bombs. On 30 April 1975, the tanks of the liberation army entered Independence Palace. After the liberation, Independence Palace became the headquarters of the City’s military Administration Committee.
We’ll take you through the Chinese district of Saigon, stop to see a sweet smelling flower market, & visit Thien Hau temple (called Godess of Mercy, in English). It is believed that Thien Hau Lady can travel over the oceans on a mat and ride the clouds to save people in the trouble on the high seas. Night in Saigon.
7:30AM, Pick up and begin the trip to Cai Be by car/van. You will move through Trung Luong Expressway to the destination.
Upon arrival in Cai Be, have a boat ride to remaining site of a very renowned wholesale floating market on Tien River many years ago. This site entitles you to know something about the local trading habit that has changed due to the age of the modern society when more terrestrial transportation and high-technique of agriculture have dominated everywhere. There, you can realize how diverse the area is and how rich orchard gardens are, which makes it the basket of fruit in the lower part of the Mekong River.
Ramble in small villages where you will uncover the beauty of Ba Kiet ancient house and get to know about the indigenous culture. Make a short visit to a small family business where the locals are making coconut fudges and crispy rice popcorn. Savor delicious fresh fruit and feel slow rhythms of Southern Vietnamese folk music – a kind of music entwined with the life and culture of the Mekong Delta people.
Paddle through small canals – an exciting experience since you can look around, unwind and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the Upper Mekong Delta. Additionally, after arrival in Tan Phong Island, let yourself immerse in the tranquility of nature.
At the lunchtime, you not only enjoy luscious food, but also get closer to the locals as it is a chance to learn how to prepare Vietnamese specialties. The meal is cooked by your own and served in the heart of the local garden.
Take a cycling trip along the village path through orchards. Meanwhile, have some short stops to visit local families who help you understand more about the daily life in the Mekong Delta.
Get back to the dock by sampan and then take the bus back to Ho Chi Minh City. Night at Hotel.
Transfer to SaiGon airport for flight to Siemreap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, greeting by our friendly tour guide, then you will be transferred direct to hotel (room may ready at noon).
Start your visit to Angkor National Museum and then we drive to visit Bakong (the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, it has an active Buddisht monastery). Return to hotel and enjoy dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant and overnight at hotel
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, visit the unique brick sculptures of PrasatKravan, and continue to Ta Prohm. One of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Visit as well Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda.
In the afternoon, visit Preah Khan temple. Built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Continue your visit to NeakPean, a fountain (built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, Eastern Mebon, guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation, and Pre Rup, the mountain-temple until sunset. Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at hotel
We drive to visit the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Continue to the enchanting temple of the BanteaySrei, nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carvings. In the afternoon, visit BanteaySamre. Return to Siem Reap at the end of the afternoon. Overnight at hotel
Breakfast at hotel
We drive to visit Mechrey Natural Tourism, located 15km at south west of Siem Reap province. You will have chance to explore a real Cambodian life style with beautiful picture squares along the way. Enjoy Ox cart riding about 20-30 minutes. Then switch to take boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to discover the floating villages, schools, pagoda and flooded forests and bird watching (this area is about 6km from bird Sanctuary at PreakToal). Return back to Siem Reap for lunch and then transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure.
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