You won’t forget Vietnam and Cambodia after you take this trip with us. From Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam, to the cultural masterpiece of the Angkor Temples...
 

Code: VTP 08
Tour route: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Hoi An, Cu Chi Tunnel, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
Duration: 15 days
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/End: Hanoi, Vietnam/Siem Reap, Cambodia
Tour type: Landscape, Culture, Culinary and Folk Arts
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 Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on deluxe junk)
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight train to Hue
Day 5: Hue Tour
Day 6: Hue – Transfer to Hoi An – Hoi An Tour
Day 7: Hoi An – Cooking Class
Day 8: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi Tunnel
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city Tour
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city – Vinh Long – Can Tho
Day 11: Can Tho – Chau Doc
Day 12: Chau Doc – Boat trip to Phnom Penh – Phnom Penh Tour
Day 13: Phnom Penh Tour – fly to Siem Reap
Day 14: Angkor Temple complex
Day 15: Siem Reap – Departure

 
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Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival (D)
Welcome up on arrival by local tour guide and driver, we then transfer to hotel. Relax in the rest of the day and enjoy welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi Tour (B, L)
After breakfast today, we 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.

Confucius worshiping in Temple of Literature

Having lunch and we get more Vietnam culture at the intriguing Ethnology Museum. Followed by an hour on a cyclo (a pedal rickshaw) being taken round the old quarter of Hanoi, then we enjoy the ancient and unique water-puppet show. Relax and overnight in Hanoi.

This traditional burial tomb was surrounded by a variety of sexually explicit sculptures

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on deluxe junk) (B, L, D)
We transfer to Halong today for our 2 day boat trip. Arriving at Halong Bay at midday, we will be welcome on board with welcome cocktail before checking in. Enjoying seafood lunch and seeing the stunning views of the bay while the junk is sailing through the calm water. The Paloma junk cruise will take us around the Bay with Bai Tu Long bay, visiting Vung Vieng floating fishing village to see the daily life of people here. We also join activities like: swimming, kayaking, sunbathing… and some other services available like massage, sauna… (your own paid). Enjoying sunset, dinner and overnight on boat.

Cruise along the majestic Halong Bay

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Overnight train to Hue (B, L)
Early morning wake up today for Taichi session the sun deck and sun rise on the Bay. Then enjoy breakfast while the Paloma junk cruise sails through the Bay with marvelous islands and islets passing. Stop at Sung Sot cave for 1 hour then back to the junk for relax. Check out time at 10:00 and enjoy early lunch before returning to the wharf.
Our waiting vehicle will transfer us back to Hanoi. Tonight we take night train to Hue. Overnight on train.

Sung Sot Cave

Day 5: Hue Tour (B, L)
Arriving in Hue, we will meet local tour guide and driver at the Railways Station then transfer to hotel. Relax and enjoy breakfast then start our visit Hue.
Hue is known as an ancient Capital city of many original historical vestiges. There are more than 100 architectural works to be extremely reflected the life of Emperors and Mandarins under Nguyen’s reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the Southern Bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings.

Thien Mu Pagoda

We first take boat trip along the Perfume river down to Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady pagoda), where we have good view of Perfume River and surroundings. Keep on driving to the Tu Duc King’s tomb, which is one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest. Then we transfer back to the city for our delicious lunch at a fine local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City; and Dong Ba market. Relax and overnight in Hue.

Forbidden Purple City of Hue

Day 6: Hue – Transfer to Hoi An – Hoi An Tour (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, we travel by vehicle to Hoi An along scenic highway 1A. Along the way we will stop to contemplate the stunning views north, to Lang Co Beach and South to Danang city. Danang city is with Cham Museum, the Marble Mountain – the five elements of the Universe (water, wood, water, fire and earth). We arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon, relax and take our walking tour. Overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An Ancient Town

Day 7: Hoi An – Cooking Class (B, L or D)
Today, we board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School; explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).
After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.
Free at leisure in the afternoon.

Cooking class in Red Bridge School

Day 8: Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
We transfer back to Danang airport to take a short domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh city this morning. After 1 hour flight, we are welcome by local tour guide and driver in Ho Chi Minh city then transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, we will leave Saigon for the Cu Chi tunnels, otherwise known as the “Iron Triangle” or “Iron Land”. On our way there we will drive through pleasant countryside; rubber plantations and rice paddies. Before entering the tunnels, we will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels, some of which have been widened to allow tourist access. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500lb bombs dropped by B52 bombers. After that we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh city.

Cu Chi tunnels

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city Tour (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, at 8:00, we depart our hotel for the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that we will visit War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. We also stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get good shots for our memory of the big, modern city of Vietnam. Our delicious lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city.

War Remnants Museum

We have lunch at local restaurant before visiting and shopping at Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon, China town and market. Here we can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Stalls inside Ben Thanh Market

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh city – Vinh Long – Can Tho (B)
08:00, we start our tour to Mekong Delta, visiting the local market of Vinh Long town then boating to visit the brick kilns, the orchard and traditional house; enjoying the local fruits and tea, listening the traditional music at a local home. After that, we boat deeper into the countryside on smaller canals to enjoy our peaceful time…

Visit tropical orchard gardens in Mekong Delta

After lunch, we are biking on the village path to see the local farms, house, “monkey” bridges…; then boat back to Vinh Long for our continuous trip to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 11: Can Tho – Chau Doc (B)
After breakfast this morning, we will take the morning boat trip to visit the Cai Rang floating market with the busy sense right at the time. Then we keep on cruising through the small channels system, visit the rice noodles making village. Let’s try experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Mekong Delta. After that we transfer to Chau Doc where we will be relax before taking a boat trip to Phnom Penh at 7AM next day.

Young lady with hear noodle dish for sale in Cai Rang floating market

Day 12: Chau Doc – Boat trip to Phnom Penh – Phnom Penh Tour (B, D)
Goodbye Vietnam at 07:00AM, we take a hydrofoil up stream to Phnom Penh. It takes us 5 hour boat trip along Mekong River. Upon arrival at midday, we’re picked up and transferred to hotel.
We spend the full afternoon to visit Royal Palace to see the silver pagoda with their compound afterwards we continue to visit National Museum as well as to learn more about the pre-Angkor period, Angkor period and Post Angkor. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Peaceful birds fly over Royal Palace

Day 13: Phnom Penh Tour – fly to Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast at the hotel, then we drive 16km south-west of Phnom Penh to visit Cheong Ek known as killing field during the Khmer Rouge regime. We return to Phnom Penh for visiting Toul Sleng Museum which is former high school after Khmer Rouge came to power and then they turn it into prison that most of people now called Genocide Museum or S21. Afternoon, we will transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap

Cheong Ek Killing Field

Day 14: Angkor Temple complex (B)
In the morning, we will explore Angkor Thom the site of the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. Visit the South Gate, Bayon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of Leper King. Then, we visit Ta Prohm, which many consider to be the most charming of all the temples. Afternoon, we will explore Angkor wat and enjoy sunset on hilltop of Phnom Bakheng overview of Angkor Complex. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Ancient banyan tree rooted on Ta Prohm Temple

Day 15: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Today this morning we will enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, Asia’s largest inland lake also the biggest harvest fresh water fish in the world, which swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season; here we have a two-hours boat trip observing how local people go about their daily lives, during the boat trip we stop to visit a bird garden and a fishing farm, and also our boat driver will stop for us to visit the floating school which is a lot of the poor children study in this school, and they are the fisherman’s children and a local market will also prove a rewarding experience for today. In the afternoon, transfer to airport for flight out of Cambodia.

Local children boating along Tonle Sap Lake

Price: Please contact us for your special price.

What included?

  • Ground transfer and transportation
  • English speaking guide (Other languages upon request)
  • Accommodation base on Twin/Double sharing with daily breakfast
  • All meals as indicated in the itinerary (B – Breakfast, L – Lunch, D Dinner)
  • Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • 1 unique cultural performance – Water Puppet Show
  • Package 2 day in Halong Bay
  • Kayaking
  • Taichi
  • Private boat trip in Hue, Mekong Delta & Tonle Sap
  • Speed boat Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
  • Bottle during the trip

What excluded?

  • Other airfares and taxes in international flight to Vietnam & out of Vietnam
  • Foods and drinks not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Visa and visa fee to Vietnam
  • Entrance fees and permits during free time
  • Personal travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Personal expenses such as Bar, telephone & Laundry bills
  • Tips and gratuities

Recommended Hotel List:

City 3 Star Hotel
Hanoi Maison D’ Hanoi Boutique Hotel
Halong Paloma junk Cruise
Hue Alba Hotel
Hoian Vinh Hung Emerald Hotel
Ho Chi Minh Sapphire Hotel
Can Tho Kim Tho Hotel
Chau Doc Chau Pho Hotel
Phnom Penh Rain rock Hotel
Siem Reap New Riverside Hotel