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UNFORGETTABLE VIETNAM & CAMBODIA TOUR

12 days UNFORGETTABLE VIETNAM & CAMBODIA TOUR

Tour Route:

Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Highlights

Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Hoan Kiem Lake and Water Puppet Show.
Halong Bay: Overnight on Cruise
Hue: Boat trip on Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, Imperial Citadel, tomb of Emperor Tu Duc and Khai Dinh.
Da Nang: Cham Temple and Marble Mountain.
Hoi An: Walking tour on Ancient Town.
Ho Chi Minh: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall and Opera House.
Phnom Penh: Victory Monument, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
Siem Reap: Angkor National Museum, Angkor Thom, Thommanon, Ta Keo, Ta Prohm, Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Les Artisans d’ Angkor and Ton Le Sap Lake.

Is this private tour ? yes, this is.

REF: VN-AR 00-3

Length: 12 days / 11 nights

TOUR ROUTE:

Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

 

FROM $1581,00 double sharing basis (2 adults)

We can provide you a special discounted price for more than 2 passengers.  3-4-5* Hotels

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ITINERARY

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival in Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by local guide and transfer you to your hotel in Hanoi that is Vietnam's capital, ranks amongst the world's most attractive and interesting cities. It was first the capital of Vietnam in A.D. 1010, and though the nation's capital moved to Hue under the Nguyen dynasty in 1802, the city continued to flourish after the French took control in 1888. In 1954, after the French departed, Hanoi was declared Vietnam's capital once again. The remnants of over 1,000 years of history are still visible here, with that of the past few hundred years wonderfully preserved. After checking in hotel, you are free at leisure. There’s plenty to do and see or you may choose to find a spot on the lakeside and just watch the world go by - Hanoi is a truly unique city. In the evening you can choose from one of the many restaurants near Hoan Kiem lake or in the Old Quarter. Hanoi is also a fascinating city to enjoy an alfresco drink. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: None

 

DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOUR
This morning enjoy a full day city tour of Hanoi. First, visit Ba Dinh Square, where silent sentries guard the marble and granite mausoleum where Ho Chi Minh lies in state (closed every Friday & Monday and in October & November). See the simple cottage where Uncle Ho lived and worked. Nearby, visit the Ho Chi Minh Museum, an extraordinary tribute in abstract form to the life of the 'father of the country' and the evolution of Vietnamese independence. French architecture is a feature of Hanoi, and the nearby former Governor's Residence is a fine example as well as the One Pillar Pagoda. Continue to the Temple of Literature, built in 1070 and then dedicated to Confucius, it is a serene retreat from the busy streets outside, and later became Vietnam's first university. This afternoon, enjoy an orientation of the tree-lined streets of Hanoi, resplendent with French colonial architecture, including the recently restored Opera House. Pass by Hoan Kiem Lake, also known as Lake of the Restored Sword from the legend that surrounds it en-route to one of the city's fascinating museums. Then take to the streets on foot for a walking tour of the Ancient Quarter or 36 Streets District. This densely populated corner of the city was once a centre of commerce where goods were sold under the street name of a particular guild. Still a thriving community of sellers today, you will see street names such as Sugar Street, Tin Street and Paper Street. Ancient homes and temples are interspersed with stores in this souvenir hunter's paradise! Enjoy a performance of the renowned Water Puppet show an ancient Vietnamese form of entertainment, which enables the puppeteers to control their active marionettes by levers hidden under the water. Water puppet skits generally enact ancient folklore and legends that are rural in origin, and the theme of water is often present, as it defines so much of Vietnam’s landscape. Drive to your hotel and overnight in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 03: HANOI HALONG BAY
After having a breakfast at your hotel, drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay where is located in East Hanoi about 170 kilometers (approximate 3,5 hours). You will board a sailing junk for a cruise amongst hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay amongst the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea. Overnight on Cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 

DAY 04: HALONG HANOI HUE (EXCLUDED AIRFARE)
You will spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before returning to the wharf. On the way to Noi Bai Domestic Airport for flight to Hue, stop at a ceramic factory. Upon arrival in Phu Bai Domestic Airport, you will be greeted by local guide and transfer you to your hotel in Hue that Hue is a beautiful and welcoming city. As Vietnam’s capital throughout the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), as a centre of Vietnamese Buddhism and scholarship and finally as the setting for some of the Vietnam War’s most bloody fighting, Hue provides a unique window into Vietnam and its complex past. Overnight in Hue.
Meals included: Brunch

 

DAY 05: HUE DA NANG HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN
Have a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River, passing the 10-metre thick protective walls of the Citadel on board a Vietnamese ‘dragon boat’. A short distance up river is perhaps Hue’s best-known religious site, the Thien Mu Pagoda with its distinctive seven-storey octagonal tower. This serene and picturesque landmark is also an important Buddhist sight. From here, in 1963, the monk Thich Quang Duc travelled in his pale blue Austin to Sai Gon and publicly burned himself to death to protest against the anti-Buddhist stance of the President. Visit the Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the early 19th century and modelled after the Forbidden City of Peking. The original walls stretched for 10 km and were surrounded by a wide moat. Today, most of the buildings have been destroyed due to bombing during the Vietnam-American War, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. The hills surrounding Hue are dotted with the tombs of the Nguyen dynasty emperors. Built not only as an eternal resting place, the tombs were designed for recreation; somewhere the Emperor could fish, hunt and enjoy the company of concubines in his twilight years. Your tour combines visits to two of the most contrasting tombs. First, you will visit the tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, resplendent in traditional architecture, paved walkways, resting pavilions overlooking tranquil lotus ponds, and a small forest for hunting. In stark contrast, you will continue on to Khai Dinh's Tomb. Remembered as the "Puppet Emperor" because of his affiliation with the French, this tomb was designed with colonial flair, and a glass mosaic frieze dominates the interior. Depart Hue for Hoi An, on the way our vehicle will stop at Hai Van pass to take in the spectacular view along the coast to Da Nang. Upon arrival, check in at hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 06: HOI AN TOUR
Hoi An is the unique trading town; a civilization cut off by destroyed rail lines and a silted river, leaving it untouched by war and almost frozen in time. No cars are allowed to pass through Hoi An, rendering it an excellent walking village. You start your walking tour which includes a visit to Chinese Communal houses/pagodas, the unique Japanese Covered bridge, architecture reminiscent of traders of a bygone era - Japanese, French, Chinese, and Indian, as well as beautifully preserved ancient houses. You will also have chance to visit the Hoi An local market or shop for art at one of the numerous galleries and enjoy the riverside ambience. Besides, visit a local shop to see how silkworms are raised and how the silk is produced. Afterward, visit a lantern artist and learn how to make the silk lanterns for which is well-known in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 07: HOI AN DA NANG HO CHI MINH (EXCLUDED AIRFARE)
On the way to Da Nang Airport, visit the Cham museum which displays approximately 300 sculptures, among which some are made from terracotta from the period between the 5th and 15th centuries. The works were collected from Cham temples and towers throughout Central Vietnam, more specifically the area stretching from Quang Binh to Binh Thuan. All the sculptures are displayed in ten showrooms named after where the pieces were discovered. And Marble Moutain, also referred to as Ngu Hanh Son or Mountains of the Five Elements, consist of five marble mountains: Thuy Son (water) which is the highest, Moc Son (wood), Kim Son (metal), Tho Son (soil), and Hoa Son (fire). Climb Thuy Son (Water) by the stone stairs and enjoy the panoramic view of the nearby countryside, and visit Huyen Khong cave before entering Tam Thai and Linh Ung pagodas. Rest at the foot of the mountain, where you can visit Non Nuoc stone village, where the local skillful sculptors create many marble products which are exported to many countries worldwide. Then take a domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat Domestic Airport, you will be greeted by local guide and transfer you to your hotel in Sai Gon - a vibrant metropolis, Sai Gon teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the meeting of traditional and modern life. The emerging modern skyline stands cheek by jowl with colonial buildings and traditional temples. Outside on the streets, young professionals zip by on motorcyles, chatting on cellphones; inside the quiet temple courtyards, worshippers pray amidst clouds of incense. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 08: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR
Take a full-day tour will take in the main sites of Sai Gon including a visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office. Strolling along Dong Khoi street, formerly known as the Rue Catinat, the main shopping thoroughfare and heart of old colonial Sai Gon, passing by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside); the Reunification Palace where the South finally fell to North Vietnamese troops in 1975; War Remnant Museum which comprehensively documents the travails of the long Vietnam-American War. Inside are detailed photographic exhibitions; outside is a collection of tanks, planes and weapons. A powerful experience, this museum is guaranteed to provoke strong emotions. China Town (Cholon). The sprawling, densely packed Cholon retains a traditional Asian feeling, unlike the more modern Sai Gon city center. Explore the highlights of this fascinating area, beginning with a visit to Thien Hau Temple, build by the Cantonese congregation and dedicated to the heavenly goddess. Continue to visit Binh Tay Market, the vast wholesale market selling every kind of good from dried foods to T shirts to electronics. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 09: HO CHI MINH PHNOM PENH HALF DAY CITY TOUR (EXCLUDED AIRFARE)
Transfer to airport for flight to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. Arrive and transfer to hotel. Afternoon, visit to the Victory Monument, dedicated to the independence from the French; it now also serves as a memorial to Cambodia's war victims. Visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom on the site of the old town. Within these walls, visit the Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morakot) with its floor of over 5000 shimmering silver tiles. Other national treasures housed here include solid gold and jeweled Buddha statues and a small 17th century Baccarat crystal Buddha, known as the "Emerald Buddha". Then, visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum on the site of a former high school used as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime and the Central Market. Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 10: PHNOM PENH SIEM REAP ANGKOR WAT TOUR (EXCLUDED AIRFARE)
Morning flight to Siem Reap. Today, you'll understand why the architectural masterpieces of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat, are designated as one of the "Seven Wonders of the World". This sprawling city, built by Khmer Kings was once home to more than one million people at the height of the empire. On the visit to the fortified city of Angkor Thom visit the Elephants Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King, all adorned with dramatic bas-reliefs. Continue to the mysterious Bayon Temple, highlight of Angkor Thom, replete with beautifully preserved bas-reliefs and more than 172 giant smiling stone faces. On to the monuments of Ta Keo, Prasat Kravan and Srah Srang before arriving at Ta Prohm, where the jungle was left untouched, as it appeared to European explorers. The highpoint of the day is the visit to stunning Angkor Wat, a temple dedicated to the Hindu god Vishnu. World-famous for its beauty and splendor, Angkor Wat has the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the entire outer gallery walls, narrating stories from Hindu mythology. Stay to experience the unforgettable sunset - a view that cannot be compared to anything you have ever seen! Return to the hotel for dinner and overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 11: SIEM REAP TONLE SAP LAKE TOUR
This morning, you drive to Banteay Srei; the citadel of women - a tiny, enchanting temple, which is one of the jewels in this remarkable city. Built of red sandstone in the tenth century and dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, the carved male and female figures in the niches are exquisitely executed in both style and proportion. This is the most Indian of all the temples in Angkor and in the words of H.W. Ponder, is a fairy palace in the heart of an immense and mysterious forest. Continue to Banteay Samre, is built under Suryavarman II and Yasovarman II in the early 12th century, it is a Hindu temple in the Angkor Wat style. Named after the Samré, an ancient people of Indochina, the temple uses the same materials as the Banteay Srei. This afternoon, drive to a development project teaching young adults, stone carving, wood carving and lacquer application, Les Artisans d' Angkor is a heart warming reminder that progress in Cambodia can go hand in hand with traditional crafts. Then continue to Tonle Sap Lake, the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia, is the lifeblood of the Cambodian fishing industry. The Mekong River, from as a far away as Phnom Penh, reverses the direction of the Ton Le Sap river to bring an overflow of water and silt to support both rice growing and the breeding fish of many sizes and varieties. Hopping on board small shaded vessels and moving between the floating homes and small fish farms you will experience close up, daily lake life. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals included: Breakfast

 

DAY 12: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
After having a breakfast at your hotel, free at leisure until transferring to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight back to your home. End of services.
Meals included: Breakfast

INCLUDED

 

  • Accommodation bases on twin or double sharing room with daily breakfast
  • One night on deluxe cruise on Halong bay
  • Transfer by private A/C vehicles
  • Regional English speaking tour guides
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary at local restaurant
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
  • 01 bottle of pure water per pax per day (500 ml) & 01 cold tissue per pax per day
  • Private boat trip on Perfume river in Hue, on Mekong river and on Tonle Sap lake
  • Water Puppet show
    Reconfirmation of flight ticket

 

NOT INCLUDED

 

  • International air ticket from your country to Hanoi and from Siem Reap back to your country
  • Domestic air ticket: US$ 118.00 / adult (included all taxes) for Hanoi - Hue and US$ 118.00 / adult (included all taxes) for Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh the flight operated by Vietnam Airlines & US$ 108.00 / adult (included all taxes) for Phnom Penh - Siem Reap the flight operated by Cambodia Angkor Air
  • International air ticket: US$ 198.00 / adult (included all taxes) for Ho Chi Minh - Phnom Penh the flight operated by Vietnam Airlines
  • Alcoholic drinks & drinks at mealtime
  • Optional visits
  • Personal expenses (Telephone, laundry...)
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Tips for guides & driver and for hotels' porters
  • Meals not indicated in the itinerary
  • Vietnam & Cambodia Visa
  • Other services not clearly indicated in the package inclusion above

Special rates for more than 2 passengers avaiable.

This is a private cuztomizable tour.

Is there any flight on tour ?

Yes, there is. Airfare is an optional choice and from National Airlines for you so it is indicated on the part of Services Exclusion. You can make decision if you want to make a flight booking via us or yourself.

  • Domestic flight: Hanoi - Hue & Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh & Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
  • International flight: Ho Chi Minh - Phnom Penh

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