15 days Round trip Vietnam – Cambodia. Best relax
Enjoy the wonderful sceneries from Vietnam to Cambodia and back to Vietnam on an amazing round trip. This tour takes you through pleasant experience with frequent change of destination. You won’t believe what you get through, a trip to remember!
|1||Arrive Ho Chi Minh city|
|2||Ho Chi Minh city tour – Cu Chi tunnel||Breakfast, Lunch|
|3||Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta||Breakfast, Lunch|
|4||Visit Cai Rang floating market, Tra Su bird watching. Transfer to Chau Doc city||Breakfast, Lunch|
|5||Chau Doc – Highspeed boat to Phnom Penh||Breakfast|
|6||Phnom Penh city tour – Bus to Seam Reap||Breakfast|
|7||Full day of Angkor Wat||Breakfast|
|8||Trekking Phnom Kulen National Park. Visit Banteay Srey, Beng Mealea||Breakfast, Lunch|
|9||Seam Reap – Flight to Hanoi||Breakfast|
|10||Hanoi – Halong bay cruise trip with Halong Legacy Cruise||Breakfast, Lunch|
|11||Halong bay – Hanoi||Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner|
|12||Hanoi city tour – Flight to Nha Trang||Breakfast, Lunch|
|13||Nha Trang 4 island tour with Snorkeling activities||Breakfast, Lunch|
|14||Nha Trang beach – Flight Ho Chi Minh city||Breakfast, Lunch|
Day 1 : Arrive Ho Chi Minh city
Arrive at Hanoi airport, Our private car and driver will be ready to pick you up and transfer to hotel in the city central. Take a rest and relax. Free your leisure time, walking around. It is the time to get familiar with the atmostphere, weather in the new land. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 2 : Ho Chi Minh city tour – Cu Chi tunnel (Breakfast, Lunch)
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 3 : Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta (Breakfast, Lunch)
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 4 : Visit Cai Rang floating market, Tra Su bird watching. Transfer to Chau Doc city (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast is served at your hotel at 6am.
After breakfast, 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 5 : Chau Doc – Highspeed boat to Phnom Penh (Breakfast)
Early morning after breakfast, you will get 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 6 : Phnom Penh city tour – Bus to Seam Reap (Breakfast)
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 7 : Full day of Angkor Wat (Breakfast, Lunch)
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 8 : Trekking Phnom Kulen National Park. Visit Banteay Srey, Beng Mealea (Breakfast, Lunch)
Meet with our guide to brief of the tour. Then transfer 1 hour to the foot of Kulen Mountain where we start hiking up the hill. The first 500 meters are uphill with some rock. Then it is flat all the ways. We make our first water stop at the pagoda in the middle of the climb to get some energy before heading through the jungle to the visit one Thousand Lingas. Then we visit the Grand Reclining Buddha and enjoy swimming at the 40 meter high water fall.
After the trek, you will visit Kbal Spean. It consists of a series of stone rock relief carvings in sandstone formations of the river bed and banks. It is commonly known as the “Valley of a 1000 Lingas” or “The River of a Thousand Lingas”. The motifs for stone carvings are mainly myriads of lingams (phallic symbol of Hindu god Shiva), depicted as neatly arranged bumps that cover the surface of a sandstone bed rock, and lingam-yoni designs. There are also various Hindu mythological motifs, including depictions of the gods Shiva, Vishnu, Brahma, Lakshmi, Rama, and Hanuman, as well as animals (cows and frogs)
From here, travel to the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art.
You will be transferred to the quiet Beng Mealea. Enjoy a short walk through the dense jungle and discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries.
Car transfer you back to Seam Reap. Overnight at the hotel in Seam Reap
Day 9 : Seam Reap – Flight to Hanoi (Breakfast)
After breakast, car transfer you to the airport and get the flight to Hanoi city. arrival at Hanoi international airport, you meet our tour guide then private transfer to Hanoi Tirant hotel to check in. The rest of day is free for you to relax and walk around Old Quarter of Hanoi .
In the afternoon, you will get picked up by Cyclo to go around Old Quarter for 1 hour and enjoy Water Puppet show. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter.
Day 10 : Hanoi – Halong bay cruise trip with Halong Legacy Cruise (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Around 08.00, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.
After lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.
In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night on board and overnight on board.
Day 11 : Halong bay – Hanoi (Breakfast, Lunch)
In the morning, breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea are served on board. Cruise further and stop-over at a pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. After that, we continue cruising further, go throught many islands and islets to discover the hidden charm of the bay.
Join a cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Cruise back to the prier while having lunch. Say goodbye to the crew and disembark. Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi around 04.30pm. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi city
Day 12 : Hanoi city tour – Flight to Nha Trang (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast is served at the hotel. At 8.00am, guide and bus will come to pick you up for Halong bay tour. Today, you visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh stilt house, lake, One Pillar pagda. It is located in the same area with different formations. By visiting this area, you will have deep knowledge about the most famous hero of Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh and the fascinating history of Vietnam thru 2 great wars with French colonial and American Military. Next is the oldest pagoda in Hanoi city called Tran Quoc pagoda. it is one of the few reputation pagodas in Vietnam that retains valuable virtues of Buddhism. You also visit Temple of Literature (the first national university of Vietnam) became the symbol of education of Vietnamese people.
Lunch is served at the local restaurant.
In the afternoon is for Ethnology museum – a place meets all the characteristics of the 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam from lifestyle, customs, uniform… Afer that you return Hoan Kiem Lake with a mysterious story related.
After that, car transfer you to the airport and get the flight to Nha Trang. Once arrival, car and driver is ready to transfer you to the hotel in Nha Trang. Overnight here
Day 13 : Nha Trang 4 island tour with Snorkeling activities (Breakfast, Lunch)
Breakfast is served at your hotel in Nha Trang. You start your trip today by getting picked up by bus at around 08.30am at the hotel.
We will visit total 4 islands around with:
– Arrive in floating fishing farm and Tri Nguyen Aquarium. Visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium with colorful fishes. Rent bamboo basket for going around on the water.
– Mun island is the first place we will visit. It is ideal 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. ). Water Sport available: Jet Ski, Parasailing, Diving ( includedd)
– 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 at your hotel in Nha Trang.
Overnight at the hotel in Nha Trang
Day 14 : Nha Trang beach – Flight Ho Chi Minh city (Breakfast)
Breakfast is at your hotel. Morning is for free to walk around the beach and enjoy the peaceful time on the beach. Check out the room at 12pm and go to lunch by yourself. After that, car and driver will transfer you to the airport to flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Car and driver will ready at the airport and transfer you to the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight here.
Day 15 : Departure (Breakfast)
Breakfast is at your hotel. After that, car and driver will transfer you to the airport in Ho Chi Minh city. Service ends
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 International flight Seam Reap - Hanoi VISA approval service to get visa on arrival (multi entrance) in Vietnam