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Cambodia- home to dense jungle, palm-fringed beaches and the iconic Angkor Wat, a true Southeast Asian adventure, Cambodia is a must for curious travellers wanting to explore heritage and culture on this trip. Vietnam is an astonishing mix of natural highlights and cultural diversity. The scenery ranges from jagged peaks seen from winding mountain passes down to verdant paddy fields painted every shade of green in the palette.
Siem Reap, Hanoi, Halong Bay & Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Accommodation on bed & breakfast
Local professional English-speaking guide during the mentioned tours and surcharge for long distance
Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned Car
All sightseeing and entrance fees
Daily drinking water and fresh towel towels on touring
Items not mentioned in itinerary
Items of personal nature
International and domestic airfares etc.
Tipping to the local guide, driver, waiters and bellboy
Day 1 : Siem Reap
Arrival at Siem Reap International Airport. Our representative will meet you & transfer you to the hotel for check in. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Stay at the Anantara Angkor Resort for 3 nights on bed & breakfast basis.
Day 2 : Angkor Wat
After an early breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Angkor Temple, Ta Prohm & Bayon. You will first visit the Angkor Wat Temple. “Angkor Wat is the ultimate expression of Khmer genius – an awe-inspiring temple that is stunning for both its grand scale and its incredible detail. Then continue to the north gate of Ta Prohm Temple, the jungle temple famous for the Tomb Raider, and the temple of doom movies shooting theme, built in the Bayon style largely in the late 12th and early 13th centuries and originally called Rajavihara. Then visit the Bayon Temple, latest grand Angkor city of Angkor Thom, main temple of Bayon, the four gigantic temple faces. Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chom Temple, a popular holy shrine in Siem Reap city and located just past the Royal Palace. Your final stop will be at the Artisan Angkor, Old Market and Pub Street.
Day 3 : Kulen Mountains & 1000 Lingas
Today after breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Kulen Mountain & Floating Village. Proceed to the North eastern part of Siem Reap to explore the archaeological site of Kulen Mountain which covers at least 50 ruined temples. The River of Thousand Lingas lying under the river bed. After Lunch, visit the floating village of Kompong Phluk, a one of the small unspoiled floating villages, a nice and less touristy spot for those who like to feel the beautiful atmosphere and the nature. Embark on a private Cambodian traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap great lake, with a visit to the floating village.
Day 4 : Hanoi
Today after breakfast and check our transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi, you will be met by our representative and transferred to the hotel for check in and rest. In the afternoon, enjoy a half day City tour of Hanoi by visiting the Hanoi Old Quarter. Your first stop will be the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first national university built in the late 11th century. Enjoy a 45-min cyclo tour through the famed Old Quarter known for its ‘36 streets of 36 wares’ named after the original 36 artisan guilds that date as far back as the 13th century. Then stop at a vintage coffee shop, where you sit on very small chairs as is the special style of Hanoi, to start a day by tasting a cup of Vietnamese coffee. Your final stop will be at the water puppet performance, a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form said to have originated in the flooded rice fields of the Red River Delta. Stay at the Sofitel Legend Metropole for 2 nights on a bed & breakfast basis.
Day 5 : Hanoi
Today after breakfast, enjoy a day trip to Bai Dinh and Trang An Landscape. Your first stop will be at Bai Dinh pagoda with a total area of 2000ha, the Bai Dinh complex is the biggest Buddhism centre of Southeast Asia with hundreds of statues of different sizes. After lunch proceed to Trang An Scenic Landscape complex nearby which was recently recognized as an UNESCO World natural heritage, get on a rowing boat (small sampan) travelling along the small river with scenic mountain and green fields landscape. Boat takes you to visit the cave complex of Trang An: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, the scenery of mountain and rivers – Halong on land of Ninh Binh. Return back to the hotel.
Day 6 : Halong Bay
Today after breakfast, check out and drive to Halong Bay. Upon arrival in Halong Bay, check into your boat cruise. Halong Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage site boasting a wild beauty of clustered limestone islets and crescent beaches. Check in and relax. Overnight on the Alisa Premier Boat Cruise for 1 night on a full board basis.
Day 7 : Ho Chi Minh City
Wake up early and take a position on the upper deck to witness the sun rise over the bay, a cup of hot tea in hand. Early morning is truly a magical time on the bay as the limestone karsts appear all around you in different shapes, sizes and colours. Continue sailing through magnificent Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a brunch on board before arriving at Ha Long City Pier. Arrive and drive to Hanoi Airport for your evening flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon Arrival you will be met by our representative who will transfer you to the hotel. Check in and relax. Stay at the Riverie for 3 nights on a bed and breakfast basis.
Day 8 : Ho Chi Minh City
Today after breakfast enjoy a full day tour of Saigon, a city that never sleeps (Ho Chi Minh City). Begin your walking tour in some of the city’s most historic landmarks. Transfer to Dong Khoi Street downtown to visit some of the beautiful French colonial-era buildings from the late 19th and early 20th century. Appreciate the splendidly restored exteriors of the Saigon Opera House and the Notre Dame Cathedral, then head across the square to the Central Post Office, completed in 1891. A short drive away is the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American War. Continue to the elegant City Hall (the former Hotel de Ville. Experience Saigon’s famed street coffee culture while your guide provides insights into daily life in Saigon. After Lunch, visit the War Remnants Museum for a vivid perspective of the American War through the eyes of the Vietnamese. We then drive to Chinatown to visit the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda, built by the Cantonese community in the early 19th century to honour the Goddess of the Sea. Take time to make a wish, write it on a small card and attach it to one of the incense coils according to local custom. Continue your visit to FITO, the first museum of traditional medicine in Vietnam. Return to the hotel.
Day 9 : Cu Chi Tunnels
Today with packed breakfast, depart in the early morning for a 2hr drive northwest to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The ingenious tunnel complex was initially started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as communication routes, storage facilities for food and weapon caches and contained hospitals and living quarters for guerrilla fighters throughout the American War. Continue your journey with a 1.5hr drive to the Cao Dai Great Temple in Tay Ninh. Founded in the early 20th century and indigenous to Vietnam, Cao Dai is a fusion of elements from Taoism, Buddhism and Confucianism, with some aspects of Christianity and Islam. The elaborate architecture of the temple reflects this unique combination of religions. Visitors are welcome inside the temple to observe the colourful midday service. There is a viewing balcony which affords excellent views and photography is permitted. Return to the hotel and relax.
Day 10 : Ho Chi Minh International Airport
Today after breakfast and check out, enjoy your last-minute shopping and transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Nhat Tan bridge Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh City
Anantara Angkor Resort
Sofitel Legend Metropole
Alisa Premier Boat Cruise