Highlights: Vietnam – Cambodia tour with 14 days include Hanoi stay + Hanoi city tour with water puppet show + Halong Bay 2 nights on Board + Hoa Lu Tam Coc + Domestic flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh + Ho Chi Minh stay + Cu Chi Cao Dai Temple + Mekong Delta day trip + Bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia and Sightseeing 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, 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). EthnologyMuseum will be visited on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat (without Bat Trang pottery village).
Day 3: Check out La Belle Vie and join Halong Bay with two nights on Board as below: (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||Cruising to Soi Sim island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Soi Sim or climb 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 4: Halong – Lan Ha Bay (B/L/D)
|06h30 – 07h00||Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt|
|07h00 – 08h30||Have breakfast on board.|
|08h30||Transfer to a Day Boat for a cruise to Lan Ha Bay.|
|08h30 – 12h00||Explore the Light and DarkCave by kayak. Swimming and relaxing at the beaches|
|12h00 – 14h00||Return to the day boat. Enjoy a barbecue lunch on board.Kayaking more to explore Lan Ha Bay or just leisure at the beaches.|
|14h00 – 14h30||Visit a floating Pearl Farm and learn the technique for making high quality pearls.If the weather permits, we continue along to Three Peach Beach for swimming.|
|14h30 – 16h00||Cruise back to the main boat|
|19h00||Enjoy dinner and overnight on board|
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/L)
|06h30 – 07h00||Join 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 harbor, watch the cooking demonstration before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.|
|12h00 – 12h30||Disembark V’Spirit Classic Cruise|
|12h30||Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi city center.|
|16h30 – 17h00||Trip finishes.|
+ Times of activities may vary slightly.
+ Itinerary and Program subject to change when necessary or bad weather condition
+ Advanced reservation is required with full passenger details, including Full Name, Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number, Visa Expiry Date etc.
+ A valid passport is required upon check-in on board…
+ What to bring: Swimming suites, sun glasses, insect repellents Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.
Re- check in La Belle Vie hotel when come back from Halong Bay.
Day 6: After having breakfast, you will join Hoa Lu Tam Coc ( B/L)
7:50 – 8:40: Our modern bus and guide pick up at your address then depart for Ninh Binh province.
10:00: Arrive at Hoa Lu, the ancient citadel of Viet Nam in the 10th century, visit temples of two dynasties Dinh and Le, our tour guide will tell you the stories of 2 kings and Queen Duong Van Nga, the tragedy in royal family, after that visit the excavation area beside the Le Dai Hanh temple.
Proceed the cycling tour from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc around 8 km along country rivers and rice fields. Arrive at Tam Coc wharf at noon. Have lunch at a local restaurant with direct view to Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc (you have chance to enjoy the delicious goat meat and elderberry – the special dishes in Ninh Binh)
14:00: Get on sampan boat rowed by the locals going among the villages, mountains and rice fields. Pass through 3 caves “Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba”. Then back to wharf to take a rest and get on bus to Hanoi.
18:00: Arrive in Hanoi. Our tour guide say good bye to you at your address.
Hoa Lu Tam Coc One Day Tour is finished.
What to bring:
– Sun glasses, Sun cream
– Camera and film
– Pair of Shoes and short trousers for biking around country road.
– Seating on bamboo boat in 1.5 hours with local rower to visit TamCocCave.
Pick up and drop off at your hotel with modern bus with air-conditioner from Hanoi
2 bottles of water/trip/person
Enthusiastic, experienced driver & English speaking guide
Lunch with Vietnamese foods & entrance and boat fees
Bicycling from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc
Tour excluded: drinks, insurance, tax, tip and others not clearly mentioned above
Day 7: Check out this hotel and transfer to airport to get flight to Ho Chi Minh city.( B)
Arrival Ho Chi Minh, Our driver will pick you up from Tan Son Nhat, transfer you to Gia Vien Hotel or Signature Sai Gon Hotel.Overnight at Gia Vien Hotel or Signature sai Gon hotel.
Feel free to discover Ho Chi Minh by your self.
Day 8: After having Breakfast, you will join Cao Dai Temple – Cu chi Turnels day trip ( B/L)
HCM – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 18.00 )
The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of south-east Asia. It is the centre of Cao Dai sm, a religion that blends Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism. Explore this fascinating site and attend the colorful noon-day mass held by the Cao Dai followers. It is an experience not to be missed. After lunch, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels.
The Great Holy See Temple, built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. Above the entrance is the all-seeing holy eye – symbol of the sect. Visitors will attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience. After lunch, proceed to Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists –the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a “Free Target Zone”. Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Return to SaiGon.- Overnight at hotel
Day 9: After having Breakfast, you will join Mekong Delta day trip ( B/L)
HCM – My Tho – Ben Tre – HCM ( start 8.00 – return 17.00 )
Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit VinhTrang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view thestilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music“, performed by locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy& observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.
Day 10: After having breakfast, you will get bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh Cambodia with 6 hours.
Arrival Phnom Penh, tour guide will pick you up from Bus station- check in Hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: Siem Reap depart ( B)
Breakfast at hotel. Free and leisure until transfer for departure home.
+ 04 nights with Superior room at La Belle Vie hotel on the day 1+2+5+6
+ Hanoi city tour with water puppet show on the day 2
+ Halong Bay 2 nights with Vspirit Cruise
+ Hoa Lu Tam Coc day trip
+ Domestic flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh
+ 03 nights stay with Gia Vien hotel or Ellios hotel in Ho Chi Minh on day 7+8+9
+ Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi turners
+ Mekong Delta day trip
+ Bus with Mekong Express on the day 10
+ 02 nights stay with Superior room at Macau hotel in Phnom Penh Cambodia
+ 02 nights with Superior room at Darareangsey hotel in Siem Reap
+ Day trip with sightseeing tour in both Phnom Penhand Siem Reap.
+ Pick up service in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh and Cambodia
+ All Meal as itinerary
+ Entrance fee
+ Upgrade from Bus to flight from HCM to Phnom Penh surcharge 160 usd per pax- pay directly to Tour operator when arrival.
+ Return airfares from your country to Vietnam
+ Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses
+ Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
+ Visa to Vietnam and Visa to Cambodia