Highlights: Vietnam – Cambodia tour with 16 days include Hanoi stay + Halong Bay overnight on Board + Hanoi city tour with water puppet show + Night train ticker with 4 berth cabin from Hanoi to Da nang+Cooking class tour + My Son tour + Domestic flight from Da Nangto Ho Chi Minh + Ho Chi Minh stay + HoChi Minh city tour + Cai Be Floating Market day trip + Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia and Sightseeing private tour in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
Day 1: Our Driver will pick you up at airport and transfer to La Belle Vie hotel. Overnight at La Belle Vie hotel. ( No Meal)
Day 2: After having Breakfast, tour guide will pick you up to join Halong Bay overnight with Vspirit Cruise ( B/L/D)
|08h00 – 08h30||Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to HalongBay. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta country side and have a short break on the way.|
|12h00 – 12h30||Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing|
|13h00 – 15h30||Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands…|
|15h30 – 16h30||Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau Cave area.|
|16h30||Back to the V’Spirit Classic|
|16h30 – 17h30||Cruise to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climp up to the top of the island for a panorama view of HalongBay|
|17h30||Return to the main boat for a shower. Relax or snap photos as the sun starts to set|
|19h00||Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, fish for squid, or just laze around|
|Overnight on board.|
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
|06h30 – 07h00||Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt|
|07h30 – 08h30||Have breakfast at sunrise.|
|08h30 – 09h30||Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the nicest cave in HalongBay.|
|09h30||Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.|
|09h30 – 10h30||Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet and more…|
|10h30 – 11h30||While heading back to the habor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.|
|12h00||Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise|
|12h30||Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.|
|16h30 – 17h00||Trip finishes.|
– Arrival Hanoi- recheck in La Belle Vie hotel
Day 4: After having Breakfast, you will join Hanoi city tour day trip with water puppet show B/L)
Hanoi Capital is located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil HoanKiemLake at its heart, Hanoi is the capital of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. North of the lake are the bustling streets of the Old Quarter, each street named after the trade that used to take place there. Sightseeing with a Local Guide; water puppets performance; visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, and Temple of Literature.
AM: 08:00 – 08:30: Pick up at your hotel (join tours will free pick up all points in Hoan Kiem, Hanoi). Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 – the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. We then continue on to the QuanThanhTemple (Taoist – dating from the Ly Dynasty) and the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on the West lake (One of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam). Then visit Bat Trang pottery village (apply on Mon, Wed & Fri). Lunch at local restaurant.
PM: After lunch we’ll proceed to visit the EthnologyMuseum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat), the LiteratureTemple and Quoc Tu Giam. We’ll also see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 – it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We will take you past HoanKiemLake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. For the last part of the tour we’ll journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration. Tour ends around 15h30 – 16h00.
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum close on Monday and Friday morning.
- The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
- Special request (diet or vegetarian …) should be sent before your departure date.
- Water Puppet show for Deluxe option only, a traditional performance that dates back as far as the 11th century in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam. Then the tour will finish around 16h30 – 17h00.
- Bat Trang pottery village will be visited on Mon, Wed & Fri (without EthnologyMuseum). Ethnology Museum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
Day 5: Check out this hotel around 12:00 pm and leave your luggage at this hotel. You will get night train to Da Nang around 19:30 – overnight on night train.
Day 6: Arrival Da Nang around 10:30 AM. Pick up and transfer to Hotel in Da Nang- Free discover city by your self- Overnight in hotel
Day 7: After having Breakfast, you will join Cooking class – half day tour at Tra Que Village
Tra Que village is famous for very fresh vegetables and vietnamese herbs.Most of tropical vegetables cam grow well at Tra Que and their flavor and taste are so distinctive that they can never be mistaken for products of the same kind from other localities.You will have a chance to learn how to make tasty traditional dishes from vegetable.
8:00 local guide pick up you at the hotel’s lobby. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy. 10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked.
Day 8: After having breakfast, you will join My Son full day trip ( B/L)
My Son, located 50 km from Hoi An, was an imperial city during the Cham dynasty between the 4th and 12th centuries. My Son sanctuary is a large complex of religiousrelics that comprises of more than 70 architectural works. They include temples and towers that connect to each other with intricate red brick designs. The main component of the Cham architectural design is the tower built to reflect the divinity of the King.
08:00 am: local guide pick you up at the hotel’s lobby an depart for the ancient Chamruins of My son.Once there ,visit the Tra Kieu capital which was the the formeradministration centre of champa kingdom.Discover the majestic ancient ruins at My son including ancient towers which were built from 4th C.Then go to the dock and board on boat cruise along Thu Bon river back to hoian with picnic lunch.On the way we will stop at Carpentry village,Pottery village and Cam Ha fish market.
Day 9: Check out hotel and get flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh.( B)
Arrival HCM, pick up and transfer to hotel- Free discover city by yourself. Overnight in HCM
Day 10: After having breakfast, you will join Ho Chi Minh city day trip ( B/L)
Learn how to across the busy streets in Hochiminh city, Soak up the atmosphere of the dynamic city, formerly nicknamed the Pearlof the Far East, Take a delightful walking through French colonial square to see Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Central Post Office, Witness the War Remnants Museum, See the bustling China town, Enjoy last minutes shopping at the Ben Thanh central market.
In the morning, start a sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of the war in April 1975, and some French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau & Quan Am pagodas. Continue visiting War Remnants Museum We end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Overnight at your chosen hotel in HCMC.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh city – Cai Be Floating Market – Tan Phong Island day trip.( B/L)
6.30 AM: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.
9.30 AM: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
11.30 AM: Keep cruising to a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong island, join to a cooking class. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.
14.00 PM: Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta.
15:00 PM: Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, meet the car/van for the trip back to Hochiminh city.
Day 12: Check out hotel and get Me Kong Express bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia around 6 to 7 hours. ( B)
Arrival Phnom Penh, pick up by private car, transfer to hotel – overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 13: Phnom Penh ( B/L/D)
After having breakfast, you will join day to to visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Independent Monument, Victory Monument and Wat Phnom。
This morning start visit Wat Phnom (rebuild in 1434, 1806, 1894 and 1926), a small hill crowned by an active Wat (Pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Then visit Yeay Penh’s statue (grand mother Penh) at southwest of the hills, who found four statues of the Buddha and she was build a hill or Phnom in AD 1372 for placed a shrine on top to the house the precious artifacts. The Victory Monument, build in 1955, it is the symbolize Cambodian Independence regained from French colonialism in 1953. Then visit Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Lunch at local restaurant PM: In the afternoon, visit National Museum, it was build in 1917and designed in Khmer style by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts. The museum has a good collection of Khmer sculptures dating from the pre-Angkor period (4th centuries) to post-Angkor period (14th centuries). Then visit Royal Palace; built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, Silver Pagoda, Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 14: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap ( B/L/D).
After having breakfast , transfer to Siem Reap by private bus. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Les Artisan D’Angkor and Silk farm. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 15: Siem Reap ( B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel and then you Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, the south gate of Angkor Thom with two rows of its huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk arranged on both sides of stone bridge and Bayon temple, a forest of heads, built in late of 12th century by king Jayavarman VI as a Buddhist state temple. Then, visit terrace of elephant, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of Leper king supposed that it was a terrace housed the royal crematory.Bayon, Baphoun , Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of Leper King.
Lunch at local restaurant, Visit Angkor Wat the most balanced, the most harmonious, and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art, which reached the height of it glory in the 12th century. The temple was built by king Suryavrman II and dedicated to god Vishnu. Climb Bakheng hill to have bird’s-eye view of sunset, Angkor Wat and western Baray. and Ta Promh , one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic. Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII and view sunset from Bakheng Hill. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 16: Siem Reap depart ( B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free and leisure until transfer for departure home.