Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnel – Mekong Delta – Siem Reap
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
You are warmly welcomed by our Tour Guide at Noi Bai airport and transferred to your hotel. In the afternoon, start a Hanoi sightseeing tour. You are presented the Vietnam daily life in the past and present within 1 hour cyclo tour around the Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple and Old quarter streets. Attend the Water Puppet Show and enjoy welcome dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
Leave Hanoi at 8:00 for Halong Bay, The World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty on the Ocean. Upon arrival, get on the private boat cruising around the islands, islets, caves and grottos. Enjoy seafood lunch on boat and take a short excursion to Thien Cung or Dau Go caves. Drive back to Hanoi & overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi city tour – Ho Chi Minh (B/L/D) by flight
Morning visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum, One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc pagoda, Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam. Lunch and Take the afternoon flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh city – Cuchi tunnel – City tour (B/L/D)
Drive to Cu Chi to visit the military base of Vietnamese Army, a system of tunnels to understand how Vietnamese people lived, struggled and won the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh and take short excursion to Reunification Palace, War Museum and Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta (B/L/D)
Have breakfast at hotel. 08:00AM leave the busy city for Mekong delta region. Upon arrival at My Tho, enjoy the local lifestyle on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region. Observe the floating market where sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from their boats. Roam around and observe how people make their living from fruit trees such as coconut, corn and other local product. Then drive back to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap (B/D) by flight
Welcome to Siem Reap, Cambodia! Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, greeting by our friendly tour guide, then you will be transferred direct to check in at hotel (room may ready at noon).
This afternoon, take a fun by Rermork “TukTuk” ride to visit the Angkor National Museum, learn about “the Legend Revealed” and see how the Khmer Empire has been established during the golden period. Continue to explore the Roluos group. The Roluos group lies 15km (10 miles) southwest of Siem Reap and includes three temples – Bakong, PrahKo and Lolei – dating from the late 9th century and corresponding to the ancient capital of Hariharalaya, from which the name of Lolei is derived. Remains include 3 well-preserved early temples that venerated the Hindu gods. The bas-reliefs are some of the earliest surviving examples of Khmer art. Modern-day villages surround the temples. Tonight enjoy buffet dinner with Khmer Traditional Dance Show at Amazon or Kulen II restaurant. Overnight at hotel
Day 7: Siem Reap – Tours (B/L)
Morning, visit to jungle Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location to film the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider. Begin tour to the antique capital of Angkor Thom, start from the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Lunch at Wooden House restaurant.
Afternoon, explore Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Last but not least, view a wonderful sunset from Angkor Wat or somewhere possible. Dinner at Chef D’ Angkor and Overnight at hotel
Day 8: Siem Reap – Departure (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel
We drive to visit Kampong Phluk Floating Village, located at 16 km at north-south of Siem Reap. the villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low (March – July), the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. At this time of year many of the villagers move out onto the lake and build temporary houses. In the wet season when water level rises (Aug – February), the villagers move back to their permanent houses on the floodplain, the stilts now hidden under the water. Kampong Phluk’s economy is, as one might expect, based in fishing, primary in shrimp harvesting.
Lunch at local restaurant
Free until transfer to Siem Reap International airport for boarding home sweet home or next destination.
TOUR COST IN USD PER PAX (Valid from 01 Oct, 2015 to 30 April, 2017
(Except Holiday and New Year)
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- Private transfers
- Private in Halong Bay
- Boat trip in Mekong and Tonle Sap lake
- Local English Speaking Tour guide
- All entrance fees
- All meals as indicated
- Daily bottle of mineral water
- Domestic flight ticket (Hanoi – Saigon – Siem Reap by Vietnam airline)
- Airport tax
- All activities mentioned
- All service charge and government tax
- 01 FOC based on twin sharing for 16pax up
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
- Other not mentioned
- Visa fee
- International flight in Vietnam/ out Cambodia