Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia
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Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia

Duration: 12 Days/11 Nights
Prices: $789
Start: Daily from Saigon, Vietnam
End: Hanoi, Vietnam
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Explore Vietnam & Cambodia with their highlights: Saigon famed as “Pearl of Far East” in the past, bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta, secret of Cuchi tunnels, Hanoi vibrant capital, Halong bay – UNESCO’s World Heritage Site since 1994, magical land of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap.

Highlights:

  • Discovery to Saigon, known as “Pearl of Far East”
  • Amazing cruise in Mekong Delta to talk to local inhabitants and walk along the green countryside
  • Discovery to Angkor Wat temples, land of wonder
  • Relaxing cruise in Halong Bay, Cat Ba Island
  • Walking tour in Hanoi, a small Paris in Asia
  • Excursion to Van Long and Hoa Lu, called "Halong Bay inland"


Itinerary in brief:
Day 1: Hochiminh/ Saigon – Arrival
Day 2: Hochiminh – cuchi tunnels – city tour
Day 3: Hochiminh – Mekong Delta
Day 4: Mekong Delta – Saigon – Siem Reap
Day 5: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat temples
Day 6: Siem Reap – Kampong Phleang floating village
Day 7: Siem Reap - Hanoi
Day 8: Hanoi Discovery
Day 9: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Van Long
Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi - Street Food Tour
Day 12: Hanoi – Departure

Day 1: Hochiminh/ Saigon – Arrival (-/-/-)
Welcome to Saigon/ Hochiminh City, Vietnam !
Meet upon arrival at Hochiminh/ Tan Son Nhat International Airport, transfer to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Accommodation in Saigon/ Hochiminh city. Check - in time at 02.00pm.

Day 2: Hochiminh – Cuchi tunnels – City Tour (B/L/-)
Drive to Cu Chi tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to Cambodian border and was three levels deep. There are more than 200km of underground tunnels, consisting of a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. The remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the war must have been like.
Back to Saigon for lunch at local restaurant.
Discover Hochiminh city (formerly Saigon), the biggest economic center in the country: visit Opera house, Notre Dame cathedral and Post Office, China town, Thien Hau pagoda, a lacquer workshop.
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 3: Hochiminh – Mekong Delta (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel,
We leave the bustling city of Saigon for Cai Be to explore Mekong delta today.
On arrival in Cai Be, enjoy an amazing cruise to visit tropical orchards, local family industries, taste tropical fruit, traditional music, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Afterwards, our boat leads you to Vinh Long.
Continue our journey by car to Can Tho. Upon arrival, check – in at the hotel. Leisure time. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 4: Mekong Delta – Saigon – Siem Reap (B/L/-)
Morning explore Cai Rang floating market, the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta, starts around 05:00 and runs until around midday.
The market is about six kilometers from Can Tho, or about a 30-minute boat ride. While floating down the river, you will glimpse life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river and houses built on stilts over the water.
Once you finally reach the market, it’s an impressive site. A stretch of boats selling all variety of goods lines the river. Not really a place for souvenirs, people come here instead to buy large quantities of goods, mostly foodstuffs, and you will get an idea of what water commerce in the Delta looks like. Your guide on the boat will usually give you tidbits of information about Cai Rang as you weave through the hordes. You’ll learn that boats identify what they are selling by hanging a sample off the top of a long pole; if you want pineapple, simply scan the horizon for a hanging pineapple. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with some of these floating merchants; most commonly this happens when a small boat selling drinks latches onto the tour boat’s side.
Afterward, head out to Binh Thuy ancient house where the décor for the movie “lover” was used by French filmmakers.
Drive back to Saigon Airport for flight to Siem Reap. Lunch on the way.
Welcome to Siem Reap, Cambodia Kingdom !
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be met and greeted by our local guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 5: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat temples (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel.
Today we start exploring Angkor Complex. Begin with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, Baphoun, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephant and the Terrace of Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, continue to the largest as well as most complete structure of Angkor Wat is not to be missed. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Late afternoon, view sunset at Phnom Bakheng Temple.
Overnight in Siem Reap.    

Day 6: Siem Reap – Kampong Khleang Village (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel,
A short drive leads you to Kampong Khleang (55 km from the city centre)
When you reach the lake, enjoy a relaxing cruise around the massive lake, one of the world’s richest sources of freshwater fish and the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. The lake is also home to many small communities that provide insight into traditional Cambodian village life. Lunch at local restaurant
Afternoon, Back to town, visit "Les Artisans D'Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles", apprentices' training-school in craftsman’s trade. For the rest time of this morning, enjoy shopping at Old Market for some special items from Angkor land.
Back to the hotel for refreshment. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 7: Siem Reap - Hanoi (B/-/-)
In the morning: free time for your own discovery or relaxation in Siem Reap.
Afternoon: flight to Hanoi.
Meet on arrival at Hanoi Airport, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Leisure time. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi Discovery (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel,
Long Bien Bridge, French colonial quarter, Hanoi Opera, Hanoi central prison famed as Hanoi Hilton during the Vietnam War.  
Lunch at local restaurant.
Then explore Hoan Kiem lake and a short walk in Hanoi Old quarter.
Attend a traditional performance of water puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Option: Hanoi Street Food Tour is a good opportunity to taste Hanoi authentic food and cuisine. Please contact our team for more details.

Day 9: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Van Long (B/L/-)
08:00 We leave Hanoi for Ninh Binh.
Depart for Hoa Lu, 120 km south of Hanoi. Hoa Lu was the capital of Vietnam Kingdom during 968 – 1010.
Upon arrival, we visit the Dinh and Le temples dedicated to Dinh and Le dynasties.
Then drive to Van Long for lunch at local restaurant.
Afterward, enjoy an amazing cruise to explore Van Long natural reserve for watching the wildlife.
Drive back to Hanoi in the afternoon at around 05:00pm. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel.
08:00am depart for Halong bay, 180km east of Hanoi, listed as World Heritage Area by UNESCO in 1994.
12:00 we board a traditional junk to discover the 8th World Wonder where the movie "Indochine" was realized with Catherine Deneuve, French star in the 1990's. Lunch on boat with fresh seafood. It is time to relax on the deck through the most beautiful landscapes with more than 2,000 islands and islets limestone, rising from the emerald water. Visit a natural cave, the most picturesque grotto in the bay. Swimming (if the weather permits) and relaxing on the deck.
Dinner & Overnight on board.

Day 11: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/B/-)
Early morning wake up to contemplate the sunshine on the sea.
Morning Tai Chi exercise on sun deck in the legendary landscapes.
Continue our excursion in the bay while taking last photos in the miraculous bay.
10:00 Enjoy a sumptuous brunch as soon as we approach to the harbor.
11:00 Disembark at Hon Gai pier,
11:10 Drive back to Hanoi. Visit a workshop of potteries en route.
On arrival in Hanoi, check in at your hotel. Leisure time. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi – Departure (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Hanoi International Airport, check in for your flight to go home. Tour ends.

Including:

  • Accommodation in DOUBLE or TWIN room at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • One nights cruise aboard junk (NOT - PRIVATE BOAT) in Halong Bay,
  • Entrance fees and permits,
  • Boat trips in Halong Bay, Ninh Binh, Mekong Delta, Tonle Sap lake
  • Private air-conditioning transfers
  • ENGLISH Speaking Guides in each region,
  • 02 bottles mineral water + 02 towels/ pax/ day whilst touring
  • Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch; D: Dinner) as mentioned in program

Excluding:  

  • Vietnam & Cambodia Visa fees,
  • International airfares & airport’s taxes to/from Vietnam, & Cambodia
  • Airfares & airport taxes Saigon – Siem Reap/ Siem Reap – Hanoi/ Hanoi - Saigon
  • Tips, drinks,
  • Travel insurances
  • Other personal expenses...
  • New Year Gala Dinner on 31 December 2019

Price: from US$ 789 per person. Please contact our Tour Managers for more assistance.

Hotels:

  1. PARADISE Hotel DELUXE (***+) or similar in Saigon/ Hochiminh city
  2. TTC Hotel DELUXE (****) in Can Tho
  3. CHEATHATA ANGKOR Hotel  STUDIO Suite (****) in Siem Reap
  4. ADAMAS Hotel DELUXE (***) or similar in Hanoi  
  5. VICTORY Cruise SUPERIOR (****) in Halong Bay

Airfares (subject to change by the carrier without prior notice)
Domestic airfares & airport taxes Saigon – Siem Reap/ Siem Reap – Hanoi: US$ / person Economy Class on Vietnam Airlines

Amazing journey to discover 02 destionations in one trip. Starting from Saigon knowns as Pearl of Far East in the 1960's, you discover Mekong Delta up to Angkor Wat temples to explore the legendary ancient capital of Cambodia Kingdom. Hanoi is always an affordable point to sail in Halong Bay and to visit Hoa Lu and Van Long. You have all activities in one journey.

Please contact our Travel Manager today to get more information.



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We enjoyed our holiday to Vietnam & Cambodia. Thank you for your excellent services given by professional team from tour guides to chauffeurs across Vietnam and Cambodia. We certaintly recommend your services to our close friends and relatives if they travel to Indochina

- Anne Marie ,Geneva, Switzerland

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