15 days cover Vietnam and Cambodia
Join us on an exceptional tour leading you from the highlights from North Vietnam to the South and straight to the holy temples of Cambodia. There should be nothing more you could expect!
|2||Hanoi – Halong bay cruise||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|3||Hanoi city tour – Train to Sapa||Breakfast, Lunch|
|4||Sapa Trekking||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|5||Sapa trekking – train back to Hanoi||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|6||Hanoi – Nha Trang by flight||Breakfast|
|7||Nha Trang 4 island tour with snorkeling – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city||Breakfast, Lunch|
|8||Ho Chi Minh city tour – Cu Chi tunnel||Breakfast, Lunch|
|9||Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta||Breakfast, Lunch|
|10||Cai Rang floating market – Tra Su Bird wtching – Chau Doc||Breakfast, Lunch|
|11||Chau Doc – Highspeed boat to Phnom Penh||Breakfast, Lunch|
|12||Phnom Penh city tour – Bus to Seam Reap||Breakfast, Lunch|
|13||Full day of Angkor Wat||Breakfast, Lunch|
|14||Seam Reap city tour – Best temples||Breakfast, Lunch|
Day 1 : Hanoi arrival
– Arrive at Hanoi airport, Our private car and driver will be ready to pick you up and transfer to hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter. Take a rest and relax. Free your leisure time, walking around Hanoi old quarter, vising the symbol of Hanoi ( Hoan Kiem lake ) and the night market if the day is at the weekend: Friday, satureday or sunday.
In the afternoon, you will get picked up by Cyclo to go around Old Quarter for 1 hour and enjoy Water Puppet show. The rest of day, you will spend amazing evening to walk around Old Quarter. Overnight at the hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi Old Quarter hotel.
Day 2 : Hanoi – Halong bay cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
08:00 – Bus and guide will pick you up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.
12:00 – Embark on the Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
12:45 – Start a dreamy cruise to stunning scenery with thousands of limestone mountains and have lunch while cruising through the emerald water, towards Hoa Cuong village, passing by Fighting – Cock islet and the Burning Incense islet for taking photos. Before anchoring at floating village for Kayaking or sitting in a bamboo boat rowing by local people.
13:30 – Keep cruising to Heavenly Palace grotto (Thien Cung grotto) The most famous grotto in Halong bay – with incredible stalagmites and stalactites. Back to the cruise . Our crews serves you cold tissues and enjoy Party on sundeck before reaching wharf.
16:30 – Back to Tourist wharf and get on bus to Hanoi.
Arrive Hanoi at around 20.30pm. Go to dinner and overnight at the hotel in Hanoi
Day 3 : Hanoi city tour – Train to Sapa (Breakfast, Lunch) (Private tour)
After having breakfast at your hotel, you will check out your hotel, get picked up by our tour guide and bus. After short drive, start visiting first place named Tran Quoc Pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.
Continue Visiting Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the final resting place of Father of Vietnam. walking along Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived and worked from 1958 to 1969
10:00 Visit One-Pillar Pagoda – the one modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi city.
11:00 Visit the colorful features of the 54 ethnic groups of Viet Nam in the Ethnology Museum.
13:00 Bus takes you to a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter, have a rest and enjoy the lunch.
14:00 Visit Temple of Literature, the most famous temple situated in Hanoi, also functioned as Vietnam’s first university. It was first constructed in 1070 under King Ly Nhan Tong and dedicated to Confucius, sages and scholars. A vast structure that has existed to present day.
15:30 Drive to legendary Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Van Xuong saint and former general commander Tran Hung Dao for his struggle against Mongolians. You also see the beautiful Vietnamese and French architecture around the lake.
16:00 Arrive back to your hotel.
After short relax, taxi and tour guide will transfer you to the train station to get the traitn o Sapa. Overnight on the train
Day 4 : Sapa Trekking (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner) (Group tour)
Arrive Lao Cai city early in the morning, private minivan will pick you up and transfer to Sapa town. After breakfast, you will start trekking to Cat Cat Village which is occupied by the Black H’mong tribe. You will experience the tribal way of life while enjoying wonderful views of the terraced rice paddy fields and the waterfall in Cat Cat village. Coming here,you can see the hydroelectric power station which was built by the French in twentieth century. After that, tour guide will go with you to trek thru the mountain to get the panoramic view of Sapa.
At around 14pm, you will meet the bus and transfer back to the restaurant to have lunch. After that, you will checkin your hotel in Sapa. The rest of day is for free to walk around Sapa town. Overnight here
Day 5 : Sapa trekking – train back to Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
After breakfast, you will get picked up by minibus and be transferred by car to Lao Chai – Ta Van village to trek in Sapa. It is the time to enjoy best itinerary of Sapa with combination of mountains, terrace farm and cloud… You will have amazing time with beautiful pictures and touch to local people, know about some minority groups in Sapa. This day, you will trek about 5-6km thu one of the most beautiful area of Sapa.
At 11.30am, you will return Sapa, check out the room and have lunch. The afternoon time is for free to do last minutes shopping in Sapa.
At 16pm, you will get transferred back to Lao Cai city, have dinner and get the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.
Day 6 : Hanoi – Nha Trang by flight (Breakfast)
Arrive Hanoi city at 5am. Tour guide welcome you at the train station and pick you up to the small hotel to have short relax and have breakfast. After that, minivan comes to transfer you to the airport in Hanoi to catch the flight to Nha Trang.
After about 2 hours flight, you will arrive to NHa Trang, get picked up by car and transfer to the hotel. Afternoon is free for you to enjoy the best moment in the most beautiful beach in Vietnam – TOP 10 in the world. Walk around, lazy on the beach and enjoy some drink. Overnight in Nha Trang hotel
Day 7 : Nha Trang 4 island tour with snorkeling – Flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Breakfast, Lunch) (Group tour)
After breakfast, you check out room At 8am, leave luggage at the hotel. Bus pick you up at 8:45 a.m in the hotel.
– Arrive to Mun island for snorkeling and swimming. Mun island was a Marine Presever Area where you can find lots of colorful fishes and many variety of coral.
-Mot island have lunch with Vietnamese food. You will suprise with it cause you can’t think how do they arrange seats and tables for lunch on the boat. You will enjoy lunch with many kind of interest foods. At Tranh Beach – White Sand Beach. You may continue swimming or sun bath. ). Here, you can spend 1 hour for snorkeling here to visit the nature coral forest. Another Water Sport available: Jet Ski, Parasailing, Diving ( excluded)
– At Aquarium – The Pirate Ship. You will see a real huge fishes with 45 kg – 80 kg and many types of sea creatures: Boxfish, Sea Anemone, Nemo fish, Sea Cucumber, Starfish, Lobster, Lionfish, Razor fish, Amazon Crocodile fish, Moray Eel, Turtle
– The tour finishes at 17:00.
After that, you will get transferred to the airport to get flight to Ho Chi Minh city. On arrival, car and driver is ready for you to transfer you from the airport to the hotel in city central. Overnight at the hotel in HCM city.
Day 8 : Ho Chi Minh city tour – Cu Chi tunnel (Breakfast, Lunch) (Group tour)
Tour guide and bus come to pick you up for Cu Chi tunnel. Arriving at Cu Chi tunnels (Ben Dinh) and proceeding to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels. Afterward, test tasting the steamed tapioca root which is the main staple food in Cu Chi during the war. For those interested, there is an opportunity to fire off an AK47 or MK16 with real ammunitions at the nearby shooting range. Tour finishes at your hotel at around 17.30pm. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Lunch is served in the restaurant.
Afternoon, departure for the city tour. You will visit, Independence Palace known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. It was the sight of the end of the Vietnam/American war in 1975, as a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through the gates. The tank is still located at the Independence Palaces’ property.
Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. In courtyard massive military vehicles are for exhibition as well as tiger cages for the visitor to get a feel on how it was to be a prisoner during wartime. In the museum building itself, each floor will represent a separate theme from the war and the war crimes committed towards the Vietnamese people.
Tour finishes at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city at around 17.30pm. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 9 : Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta (Breakfast, Lunch) (Group tour)
8:30AM Departing from your hotel for My Tho city by air-conditioned bus. ,
In My Tho, boarding the motorboat at a pier and cruising on the Mekong River. Here, overlooking ,floating houses where fishes are farmed beneath the house (viewing from the motorboat). Continuing the journey on the river until reaching Cồn Thới Sơn (Unicorn Island), from here taking a,horse cart to reach a performance site where Vietnamese traditional music (Đàn Ca Tài Tử – A folk ,art form from Southern Vietnam accredited by UNESCO in 2013 as Intangible Cultural Heritage of ,Humanity) can be heard and seasonal tropical fruit can be tasted (included).
Afterward, being on a small hand-rowing boat (the main mean of transportation in My Tho & Ben Tre) and slowly cruising through a small creek with beautiful overhanging coconut trees. Lives from ,both sides of the creek can be observed.,Before heading to lunch, passing through bee-keeping farm and enjoying honey tea, a typical ,Mekong house can be viewed here.
Then, it is lunch time after a short walk.,After lunch, boarding the motorboat and heading to learn coconut candies making process from a,workshop. Sample of candies can be tasted.,In the late afternoon, you’re driven to Can Tho city at the center of Mekong delta. Check in and,overnight in Can Tho in 3 stars hotel.
Day 10 : Cai Rang floating market – Tra Su Bird wtching – Chau Doc (Breakfast, Lunch)
06:00 AM You have an early breakfast at the hotel.
06:30AM ~ 07:00AM being at a wharf to board a motorboat for sightseeing the Cai Rang Floating ,Market which is the biggest and most colorful floating market in the Mekong Delta’s region.,In the very early morning, the river has become a busy commercial site where hundreds of boats ,packed with fruits, vegetables, plants and foods…line along the river and are ready for trading. ,Sellers will hang samples of what they are selling on the top of a long pole on their boats so that ,buyers can see from a distance what sellers are selling.,After the Cai Rang market, you return to your hotel to check out. ,Then transfer to Chau Doc town for lunch. Check in your hotel (3 stars hotel)
Day 11 : Chau Doc – Highspeed boat to Phnom Penh (Breakfast)
06:30am Transfer to the pier and depart to Phnom Penh by Speed Boat.
12:30pm Arrival to Phnom Penh pier by Speed Boat. You meet our Cambodia tour guide. Checking in your hotel. After lunch by yourself in the restaurant, tour guide will transfer you to visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town. Visit the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles.
Tour finishes at your hotel at around late afternoon. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh
Day 12 : Phnom Penh city tour – Bus to Seam Reap (Breakfast, Lunch) (Private tour)
Check out the room at around 8am. Morning, visit the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979). Continue your visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and 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.
After lunch, you will be transferred to the bus stop to get the bus to Seam Reap. Bus departures at 12.30pm.
After 6 hours driving, arive Seam Reap. Tour guide will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight here
Day 13 : Full day of Angkor Wat (Breakfast, Lunch) (Private tour)
In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. Continue your visit at the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Continue your visit to Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture.
Before ending the tour today, enjoy a wonderful sunset scenery from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 14 : Seam Reap city tour – Best temples (Breakfast, Lunch) (Private tour)
Morning, transfer from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, check-in the hotel and have lunch.
Afternoon, visit some famous temples in Siem Reap including: East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Panan, Preah Khan, Pre Rup.
The East Mebon is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir.
Ta Som is a small temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located north east of Angkor Thom and just east of Neak Pean.
Neak Pean at Angkor, Cambodia is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Preah Khan Baray built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. It is the “Mebon” of the Preah Khan baray.
Preah Khan is a temple at Angkor, built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. However, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.
Pre Rup is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction.
Evening, enjoy a buffet dinner which includes a Khmer Traditional Dance Show (Apsara dance show) at a local restaurant.
Stay overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 15 : Departure (Breakfast)
After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy your leisure time to do whatever you wish until we transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.
• Accommodation mentioned in program • Meals mentioned (breakfast, lunch, dinner) • Transfers airport-hotel-airport by private car • Cruise in Halong bay with all inclusive excepts drink • Bus from Phnom Penh to Seam Reap. • English speaking guide • Entrance fees, sightseeing tickets. • Domestic flight Hanoi - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh city • VISA approval service to get visa on arrival