As the name say it all, you will experience the real thing from Vietnam to Cambodia, from culture to historical, from lost king dom to contemporary. Get on and enjoy!
- Pre-approval for visa upon arrival for visa to Vietnam
- Hotel pick-up and return
- Accommodations (twin/double/triple share) at 4 star hotels/cruise/train (10 nights at hotels/resort, 1 night on train, 1 night on cruise, 1 night homestay)
- Paying for extra bed if required.
- Minivan with air-condition, all entrance fees
- Boat trip in Ha Long, in Mekong delta
- Bus Sai Gon – Phnom Penh
- Mineral water
- Meals specific in the itinerary (13 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 2 dinners)
- English speaking tour guide
- Travel insurance
- Train ticket (Ha Noi – Da Nang), soft berth, 4 berths in 1 cabin
- Domestic Flight ticket in Vietnam (Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City), 20 kg checked baggage, 7 kg hand baggage
- Domestic flight in Cambodia (Phnom Penh - Siem Reap ), 20 kg checked baggage, 7 kg hand baggage
- Visa to Cambodia USD 25 (paid at the border)
- Visa stamp fee USD 45 (paid to the Visa office at Noi Bai Airport)
- Tips and gratuities
- Personal expenses such as: shopping, telephone, beverage, etc.
International air tickets
DOCUMENTS TO PROVIDE
- Copy of passports
- International flight tickets
- Booking at least 45 days in advance
- Booking must be made prior to 01 Jun 2013
- Hotels/cruise will be at 4 star standard and will be booked at similar standard when the ones listing are fully booked.
Changes By The Customer Prior To Departure:
A modification of booking by the customer won’t lead to complementary charges in the following cases:
• Increase of the number of pax
• Increase of the number of services
• In case of a change arising during the trip, the supplementary charges will be directly paid at this time.
ALL cancellation from the customer arise additional charges as follows:
• More than 90 days before departure: 10% of the tour price
• 30-90 days before departure: 50% of the tour price
• 7-29 days before departure: 75% of the tour price
• Less than 7 days or No show: 100% of the tour price
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A Hà HồiB Ha LongC Da NangD tp. Hội AnE HueF Ho Chi Minh CityG MekongH PPI Siem Reap
DAY 1: HA NOI - ARRIVAL
Arrive at Noi Bai Internationall Airport. Transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 2: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY (BLD)
The shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel and depart for Ha Long Bay, going through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Ha Long Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are dispersed with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.
Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
DAY 3: HA LONG – HA NOI (BL)
After breakfast, swimming and sunbathing. After lunch, return to Ha Noi.
Overnight in Ha Noi.
DAY 4: HA NOI – DA NANG (BL)
Drive to the historic complex of Ba Dinh. Visit Ba Dinh Square - where The Late President Ho Chi Minh declared Vietnam’s Independence on 2 September 1945, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and continue to the One-Pillar Pagoda - the must-see monument in Hanoi. The One-Pillar is an ancient Buddhist pagoda, built in the early 11th century during the reign of King Ly Thai Tong, all construction supported by only one pillar, resembling a lotus blossom. Also visit Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple.
18:00 Transfer to the station to take a night train to Da Nang. Overnight on train.
Train information: SE1 / Ha Noi – Da Nang / 19:00 – 10:46 (+)
REUNIFICATION EXPRESS TRAIN / Soft berth/ cabin-four berths
Flight option: USD 70pp (4 star), USD 105 (5 star)
DAY 5: DA NANG – HOI AN – FREE TIME (B)
10:46 Arrive at Da Nang. Pick up and transfer to Hoi An. Relax at the resort. You can choose any daily tours from Hoi An Express to have more experience about Ancient Town Hoi An to enrich your trip in Vietnam with special discount of 20% on all daily tours which can be requested at Hoi An Express Tour Desk at the resort’s lobby. Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 6: HOI AN - HUE, IMPERIAL CITY (BL)
Upon arrival in Hue, have breakfast and then we will visit the Citadel, Hue’s most prime attraction, containing the Imperial City, the Forbidden Purple City and the Emperor's Private Residence. In the afternoon, we will take a boat trip on the Perfume River with a stopover at Thien Mu Pagoda, considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue.
Thien Mu Pagoda is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. One of its most poignant displays is a car belonging to a former monk, who in 1963, drove to Sai Gon and set himself alight to protest against the South Vietnamese regime and its cruel treatment of Buddhist monks and followers. From here, we will go sightseeing at Ming Mang Tomb. Ming Mang Tomb is beautifully set in a tranquil area of gardens and lakes. We will finish the afternoon with a visit to the vibrant Dong Ba Riverside Market, Continue the trip to Hoi An.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 7: HOI AN – BICYCLE TOUR TO COUNTRYSIDE – Half-day (B)
This half-day biking tour is a good way to discover the rural local life and enjoy the beautiful hidden landscapes. You will be picked up at your hotel and transferred to the dock where we will take a boat ride to Cam Kim commune to visit the carpentry village of Kim Bong. There, you will discover the ancient architectural construction, with wooden furniture, and ship building using traditional techniques. We will ride around the village and enjoy stunning rural scenes, rice paddies, fishing village, water buffalos, and/or bamboo bridge. We will learn some local techniques such as how farmers plant and dry sedges for making weaving mats. We will also stop at the place where basket boats are made; this unique small boat has a round shape and is used for fishing. Enjoy peacefulness at the Resort or relax on the beach.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 8: HOI AN – MARBLE MOUNTAIN – HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
The Marble Mountain is a popular sightseeing location in Da Nang because of its alluring beauty. Stone steps carved into the mountain lead to a Buddhist Pagoda. You can also discover stunning caves and enjoy the beautiful view from the top of the mountain. Upon arrival to the mountain, we will climb up the stone stairs and visit the caves and pagodas as well as admire the beautiful panoramic view. We will then head down the mountain and visit the stone village where the local skilled sculptors create many marble products.
Take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 9: HCMC – MEKONG DELTA DAY TRIP (BL)
After a ride from Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) to the Mekong Delta, we enjoy a cruise to visit the Cai Be Floating Market where you can watch locals aboard their small boats trading fresh goods and commodities. Then, you will discover the Binh Hoa Phuoc Islet and learn the secrets of their bonsai gardening and sample local products. We then continue to Vinh Long Town crossing the My Thuan Suspension Bridge. Experience a traditional lunch meal at a local home. After lunch, drive back to HCMC. Overnight in HCMC.
DAY 10: HCMC – LOCAL LIFE – HOME STAY (BLD)
A Unique Tour – SEE the true Vietnam! Through this tour, you will have the opportunity to discover places in the city where no tourists go.
The tour will start with a stop by a local school and spend a short time observing Vietnamese students starting their day. We will give you insights on the Vietnamese scholar system, what they study, what a normal day for a student is like, etc. We will continue our journey to a very famous and special temple. You can observe and make a wish in an odd gesture to find out if you will be lucky this year. We will walk to a local Vietnamese market. At the market, we will be surrounded by local merchants selling meats, fishes, vegetables, and flowers. We can buy some samples of local food, allowing you to try the unique tastes of Vietnam.
Moving on, we will explore very small streets where cars cannot go through. There, you will have a glimpse of the real Vietnam and get the feeling that truly captures its essence. We will cross Pho’s stalls, typical hair cut salons, motorbike mechanics, and grocery stores. We will cross over small bridges where you will discover typical poor straw made houses on stilts. We will get back to the car and go to a local Vietnamese house where you will be able to cook a traditional lunch. What better than a relaxing afternoon at the massage parlor after lunch? We will head to a massage parlor where you will enjoy various services such as hair wash, facial massage, manicure, and pedicure to make you feel relax. We will finish our day with a nice and refreshing drink in a Vietnamese coffee shop. We will finally go back to the hotel, full of unforgettable moments and typical pictures of Vietnam.
Advice: we advise you to wear closed shoes between June and October as the market and streets may be very dirty due to the raining season.
Overnight at a local house which is luxury, clean and comfortable.
Homestay in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 11: HCMC – PHNOM PENH BY BUS (B)
Have breakfast at homestay and check out.
07:45 Transfer to bus station to transfer to Phnom Penh (~08:30 – 14:30+)
Lunch is at your own arrangement at the rest stop
In the afternoon, visit some attraction sites in Phnom Penh.
Visit the Royal Palace - a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the King of Cambodia. Then visit the Silver Pagoda (or the temple of the Emerald Buddha) - a compound located on the south side of the palace complex. Its main building houses many national treasures such as gold and jeweled Buddha statues. We finally visit Wat Phnom - a Buddhist temple which was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres (88.5 ft) above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city.
After the visit, if we still have time, visit the Russian Market before checking-in to a hotel.Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 12: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TEMPLES (B)
Transfer to airport without guide. Flight from Phnom Penh 10.10 to Siem Reap 10.55 with K6103. Your new local guide will greet you at Siem Reap Airport and transfer to your hotel. Our tours are designed to visit the temples in the historical order. This gives you a good view of the architectural development. Begin by visiting some of the earliest temples in the area:
- Hariharalaya (last Kingdom before Angkor 9th century): Preah Ko, 879 AD; Bakong, 881 AD; Lolei, 893 AD.
- Enroute toward Banteay Srei, visit the a local Palm Sugar Production; Banteay Srei, 967 AD.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 13: ANGKOR TEMPLES (ANGKOR WAT – ANGKOR THOM) (BL)
We spend a full day to visit the well-known Temples of Angkor Archeological Park.
Wake up early at 05:00 am to witness the beautiful Sunrise at Angkor Wat or Ta Prohm by a Tuk Tuk. Then back to hotel for breakfast and continue the tour to visit:
- Southern Gate of Angkor Thom
- Bayon, late 12th century
- Baphuon, mid- 11th century
- Phimeanakas, early 11th century
- Northern & Southern Khleang, beginning 11th century
- Terrace of the Elephants, end of 12th century
- Terrace of Leper King, end of 12th century
- Angkor Wat, first half of 12th century
- Ta Prohm, early 13th century;
Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 14: SIEM RIEP – DEPARTURE (B)
Have breakfast. Free time until transferring to the airport for departure flight.
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