Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia

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Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Upon arrival met & transfer you to hotel in Hanoi.
Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi.

Today start at 8.00am, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace (outside), House-on-stilt, One-Pillar Pagoda. Then go to Tran Quoc Pagoda to contemplate the oldest pagoda of Vietnam and scenery of West Lake. Continue visiting Ethnology Museum, the miniature of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam. Then have some free time at leisure to explore before pick-up and transfer to Hanoi railways station for overnight night train to Lao Cai. (B/L/D)
Overnight on train to Lao Cai.

An early morning we arrive at Lao Cai station. Transfer to Sapa town.
Start 12 km of trekking, visit Y Linh Ho and Lao Chai villages of the H’mong minority, continue on hiking to Ta Van village of the Dzay where we stay overnight in a local family. (B/L/D)
Overnight at Homestay

Today trek 14 kilometres, explore two local villages, the red Dzao and the H’mong. Visit a beautiful waterfall and rattan bridge. (B/L/D)
Overnight at Hotel, Sapa.

Upon leaving Sapa we set off on our scenic drive through the border town of Lao Cai to the colorful Sunday Market at Bac Ha.
In the afternoon, we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority.
Afternoon transfer to Lao Cai city. At 20:30 pm take the train back to Hanoi. (B/L/D)
Overnight on train to Hanoi.

Upon arrival met and transfer to a local hotel for a bath and light breakfast, then board the coach to to Halong Bay. Get on board and cruise to contemplate the beauty of the Bay, enjoy kayaking, and swimming. (B/L/D)
Overnight on Junk Cruise

Warm up your body with our Tai Chi exercises on sundeck, enjoy wonderful kayaking on the Bay, you can choose to explore yourself the surrounding areas or visit floating house to learn about the daily life of the fisherman who live there. Get on shuttle bus to return to Hanoi, spend some free time in the Old Quarter, then manage yourself to go to the train station for night train to Hue. (B)
Overnight on train in 4-soft berth cabin

Upon arrival, meet your tour guide and be transferred to hotel. This afternoon visit the Imperial Citadel Complex of Hue located on the north bank of Perfume River. If time permit, we will spend sometimes at Dong Ba market before returning back to your hotel. (B)
Overnight at the hotel in Hue.

After breakfast at hotel, we head to Bao Vinh old wharf for a nice boat cruise on Perfume River. Explore Sinh village by bike and visit Thanh Tien paper flower making village. Stop at Thien Mu pagoda erected during the reign of the first Lord Nguyen Hoang. Cycle around to visit local temples, school, houses, market, and observe the local daily life.
Later visit the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc, and return to your hotel. (B/L)
Overnight at hotel in Hue.

The coastal drive from Hue to Hoi An is regarded as the most beautiful drive in Central Vietnam. It takes you through the unique combination of rural, mountainous and coastal settings. Stop to visit Cham museum and Marble Mountain. Arrival in Hoi An, drop off at your hotel. (B)
Overnight at Hotel, Hoi An.

Today visit My Son Sanctuary, the “Valley of Kings” as described by French historians and was once the capital of Champa Kingdom from 4th to 15th century.
Following a traditional dance performance, your walking tour to the Cham ruins begins with a short ascent along a jungle bordered track.
Drive back to Hoi An, start our boat trip on Thu Bon river. (B/L)
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

Today fly from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City, also called Saigon, the largest metropolitan city in Vietnam. Met and transfer to your hotel. (B)
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Today visit the most famous tourist attractions in city centre including Notre Dame Cathedral, Centre Post Office Building, Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum.
Then leave the city centre for Cu Chi commune, discover the legendary tunnels when they played a vital role in the War. (B/L)
Overnight at hotel in HCM City.

Today journey to My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals. Proceed to Can Tho. Free time to visit bustling Can Tho market. (B/L/D)
Overnight at homestay

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River, then proceed to visit Cai Rang floating Market. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su with the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. (B/L)
Overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.

This morning take Speed boat across the border to Phnom Penh. Please bring a passport photo and some cash in USD for getting your Cambodian visa on arrival. After immigration discover the Phnom City featuring Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, Royal Palace built in 1866, Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace compound and then Wat Phnom, an ancient pagoda stand up on the hill. (B/D)
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

This morning journey on Mekong Bus to Siem Reap. This afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain, Angkor Wat, its five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean. Tonight enjoy buffet dinner with Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant. (B/D)
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Today explore the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. Visit Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. Walk in the ancient capital of Angkor Thom, visit the South Gate, Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. (B/L)
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

This morning visit the famous Banteay Srei (Citadel of Women) and Bakong Temple. Continue on to Kompong Phluk, a local fishing village with ethnic stilted houses line over the water surface up to the air, embark on the traditional wooden boat through the flooded forests of the Great Tonle Sap Lake. Return to Siem Reap for relax and then transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure. (B)
Price is based on twin share.
Starts in Hanoi End in Siem Reap Twin Single Supplement
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Inclusions
  • 14 nights twin share accommodation at 3 star rated hotels
  • 2 nights on overnight train sharing 4 berth sleeper
  • 1 night twin share on junk cruise
  • 1 night homestay
  • Transfer and sightseeing by air-conditioned vehicles
  • 4 berth train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai return and Haoi – Hue one way.
  • Airfare Danang to HCMC
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Boat trip in Halong Bay & Mekong River
  • Speed boat trip from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • Bus trip to Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
  • Entrance fees and bottled water during touring.
Not included
  • Vietnam and Cambodia Visa Fee.
  • Recommended tipping Aud$5 per person per day
  • Travel insurance or personal expenses

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