This trip covers most of highlights of Northern Vietnam, the Heart of Mekong Delta together with Angkor temple complex. It starts from the capital city Hanoi of Vietnam , go down to Mekong Delta to explore very famous Cai Rang floating market then up to Mekong River to Cambodia with Phnom Penh and the Majestic Temples of Angkor…
 

Code: VTC 08
Tour route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Can Tho with Cai Rang floating market – Phom Penh – Siem Reap
Duration: 10 days
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/End: Hanoi/Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tour type: Landscape, Nature, Folk Arts and Culture
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active level: Regular itinerary, Moderate walking

BRIEF ITINERARY
Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi – City tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on deluxe junk cruise)
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Can Tho
Day 6: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc
Day 7: Chau Doc – Boat trip to Phnom Penh
Day 8: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Day 9: Angkor Temple complex
Day 10: Siem Reap – Departure

 
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Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival (D)
Welcome up on arrival in Hanoi, then we transfer to Hanoi. Relax in the rest of the day. Tonight we enjoy our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town.

Restaurants in Hanoi

Restaurant in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B)
In the morning we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, His House on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the outside of the Presidential Palace and the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first University. In the afternoon we will go to the intriguing Ethnology Museum followed by an hour on a cyclo (a pedal rickshaw) being taken round the old quarter of Hanoi. Then we can enjoy the ancient and unique water-puppet show.

Notes:
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time: Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8am to 11pm. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance by Russian expert.

Hanoi Temple of Literature

Hanoi Temple of Literature

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on deluxe junk cruise) (B, L, D)
In the morning, we are met at the lobby of hotel at 8:00 and transfer to Halong. The vehicle takes us through the Red River Delta for 3,5 hours and we will arrive the port at around midday. Welcome by the Phoenix Cruiser crew team and enjoy fresh seafood lunch while the cruise is gliding out.
In the afternoon, we visit Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave) in the middle of the Bay and swim. The sunset’s coming is our time to relax on the deck with favorite drink… Delicious dinner will be served with typical local seafood.
Overnight on boat.

Sung Sot Cave

Sung Sot Cave

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
This morning, we visit Titov island and relax on the beach. Optional for us is walking up to the top of the island to get panoramic view of the anchorage area.
We then back to the Phoenix Cruiser to learn the recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food.
Lunch will be served when cruising back to the port where our awaiting vehicle will transfer us back to Hanoi. Trip ends at around 16:00 at the hotel.

Special note:
Vegetarian menu available on boat but it should be informed in advance

Halong Bay from Titov Island

Halong Bay from Titov Island

Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Can Tho at 12:00(B)
We depart our hotel at around 10:00 in the morning and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Can Tho city. After two hours flight, we are welcome and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Can Tho.

Cai Rang floating market

Cai Rang floating market

Day 6: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc (B)
Early morning today, we will take the boat trip to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market with the busy sense right at the time. This is a biggest floating market in Mekong Delta where we can see the daily life and local people selling their products on boats. After that, we are back to hotel for breakfast then heading to Chau Doc. Relax in the rest of the day.

Monkey Bridge in Mekong Delta

Monkey Bridge in Mekong Delta

Day 7: Chau Doc – Boat trip to Phnom Penh (B)
We take boat trip to Phnom Penh at 7:00AM today. Getting visa to Cambodia on the way.
Arriving Phnom Penh at midday, we are welcome and transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, we start the city tour that includes the visit to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Wat Phnom. Later in the afternoon we take a stroll along the Chatomok River (the Four Faces River) to observe the local way of life. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Day 8: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap (B)
Morning we visit the Genocide Museum then head on to the Killing Fields. On the way to the killing fields we stop at the bustling market of Toul Tumpong also known as the Russian Market.
In the afternoon, we transfer to the airport to take our flight to Siem Reap. Welcome up on arrival, we transfer to hotel and check in. After that, we have the climb to the summit of Bakheng Mountain or Pre Rup Temple to view a spectacular sunset. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Phnom Bakheng Sunset

Phnom Bakheng Sunset

Day 9: Angkor Temple complex (B)
Morning: visit Angkor Thom – the great city of the ancient Khmer empire. The visit includes the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that a visitor may remember forever. Afternoon we visit Angkor Wat – one of the wonder of the world. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Day 10: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Today is free at leisure until time for transfer to airport for departure flight home. End of services.

Price: Please contact us for your special price.

What’s included?

  • English speaking guide/s (other languages upon requests)
  • All accommodation on twin share basis
  • Breakfasts at hotel daily
  • Meals indicated in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner)
  • En-suite cabin on deluxe cruise in Halong Bay
  • All transfer & transports by private A/C vehicles (car, van, bus)
  • Sightseeing as indicated entrance fees and permits
  • Domestic flights: Hanoi – Can Tho; Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
  • Domestic airport tax
  • Kayak in Halong Bay
  • Cooking class on Sundeck (Halong Cruise tour)

Notes: We choose only centrally located hotels with Western standard service & breakfast. However, we can also arrange good location and clean local hotel with lower prices. Please inquiry for details