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This program combines the hidden charm of Vietnam and the mystical treasures of Angkor in Cambodia with a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and traditional lifestyle found throughout the Mekong Delta...

TOUR BRIEF

Start city: Hanoi (Vietnam)        End City: Siem Reap (Cambodia)
HanoiSapaHalong Bay - Hoian - Hue - Saigon - Cai Be - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Duration: 15 days/14 nights
Private Tour; Depart: Daily upon your request. 

RATE: Quoted in US dollars per person based o­n Twin/Dbl shared occupancy. Applied for the Private Tour.

 Group size 2 persons 4 persons 6 persons
Single Supp
 Land Tour/pp 1,822 1,560 1,310 460
 2 Flights/pp 206 206 206 0
 Total/pp 2,208 1,766 1,516 460
Included 
- 2 Domestic flights 
- Accommodations at 3 star hotels & resorts
- 1 Night in Halong Bay Cruise
- Meals which indicated in the itinerary
- Transportation by A/C car per itinerary
- English speaking guide
- Entrance fees, boat trips & excursions

Excluded
- Visa to Cambodia and Vietnam
- Meals and drinks, except those mentioned
- International flights except those mentioned
- Tipping and other personal expenses




   
   

 
ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arriving at Noi Bai Airport, our tour guide & driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in the city center.
Afternoon: Orientation walk near to your hotel and you may visit:  Opera House, Old Quarter of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.
Welcome dinner in a fine restaurant.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Night train to Lao Cai
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes, and Oriental pagodas and temples dating back over a thousand years.
This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda nearby, and the Old Quarter also known as the 36 Streets and Guilds, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & Quan Thanh Temple & either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum.
Evening highlight will be Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet-rice culture in Southeast Asia.
Take the night train to Lao Cai (Cabin of 4 Soft berths with A/C).
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: On Train.
Day 3: Lao Cai – Coc Ly/ Bac Ha/ Can Cau Market Fair – Sapa
Early morning arrive at Lao Cai – a border town between Vietnam and China. Have breakfast then drive to the Bac Ha Fair market on Sun/ Coc Ly on Tuesday or Can Cau on Saturday. You will experience the variety of cultures of a dozen hill tribe people.
(We will give you more details about this part of your tour depending on your travel date).
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa Trekking
After breakfast, we trek along the vast valley covered with terraced fields to remote villages of hill tribe people. There are some trekking options: Soft trek (~ 3 km), medium trek (~ 6km or long trek (~12km). This is great opportunity to explore the local daily life, get to know their culture and meet with H’mong, Dzao, Dzay people who have preserved their unique culture and traditions. Transfer to your hotel in Sapa Town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.
Day 5: Sapa – Lao Cai – Night train back to Hanoi
The morning we spend exploring the charming town, visit the market and getting acquainted with some hill tribe people, mostly Black H’mong.
In the afternoon you are free at leisure. We recommend that you take a jeep tour over Tram Ton Pass to Heaven‘s Gate Pass – the highest Pass in Vietnam (over 2000m). Enjoy the great view from the top & Silver Waterfall nearby.
Late afternoon, we drive to Lao Cai for the train back to Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: On Train.
Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay
You will be picked up from the railway station. After breakfast at a restaurant, drive to Halong passing the countryside of the Red River Delta.
Spend 24 hours on the traditional Junk Cruise on amazing Halong Bay. In the afternoon cruise around many islands and visit one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay: Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot. You can swim in the blue water of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitted). Stay overnight on the Bay.
(We will give you more details of the cruise to suit your choice).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: On Cruise.
Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian
Breakfast on the junk and enjoy the sundeck while she navigates amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay to return to Halong City.
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Danang.
On arrival, our driver will pick you from the airport and transfer you to hotel in Hoian.
Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.
Day 8: Hoian Walking Tour
This town is wonderful break in the middle of your journey.
From the 16th to 18th centuries, Hoian was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders. These people came primarily to trade in high grade silk which is still produced in the area, as well as ceramics. Today, Hoian is a quaint riverside town, popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, tailor shops, and numerous cafes.
Some of the buildings in the narrow streets have remained unchanged for more than a century. We enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour there will be free time to shop or relax.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.
Day 9: Hoian – Danang – Hue
Leave Hoian in the morning, drive northward to Hue over the 500m high Hai Van pass with a stop at scenic beach of Lang Co for a drink before proceeding to Hue.
Afternoon sightseeing in Hue – the ancient capital city of Vietnam including:
- Royal Citadel and Imperial Purple Citadel.
- Thien Mu pagoda.
- Mausoleum of King Tu Duc – a replica of the king’s palace build for the coronation of the king. 
Meas: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.
Day 10: Hue – Saigon
Breakfast in the hotel, then you are transferred to the airport for the flight to Saigon. 
This afternoon, you will visit Ho Chi Minh city:
- The Reunification Palace.
- War Remnants Museum.
- Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office.
- Ben Thanh Market.
Rest of the day you may want to spend time in downtown with plenty of gift shops.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
Day 11: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Chau Doc
You leave your hotel early in the morning driving southward from Saigon to Cai Be. This is a special experience of the Mekong Delta -- visit a candy factory, orchard garden, listen to traditional music and have a home-hosted lunch in the Mekong countryside.
You cross the islands on Mekong river on oar boats and experience the real countryside along the Mekong.
Your driver will be waiting for you on the other side of the river to drive across the Mekong Delta all the way to Chau Doc – a small town near the border with Cambodia.
Check into your hotel and in the late afternoon take an orientation walk around the hotel area, or try the local transportation called "Xe Loi". The visit includes "Nha Lon" - the worshiping place of the clan who came to this area earlier (if time permits).
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc.
Day 12: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
After breakfast board a speed boat to Phnom Penh. Visa formalities take about 45 minutes and is easily obtained here at the border. Continue by river to Phnom Penh. Meet your guide and transfer to hotel. This city was once considered one of the most beautiful in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history, it still retains a colonial charm.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 13: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
After breakfast our driver will meet you at your hotel and take you on the 5 hour drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The journey offers an excellent opportunity to observe rural Cambodia up-close. Stop along the way and visit a market, where every assortment of street food is available, including the Khmer favorite: fried spiders! Once you arrive in Siem Reap, check in at your hotel in Siem Reap. In the afternoon head to the Happy Ranch Horse Farm (located 10min outside of the city center) and take a trail ride through Siem Reap’s serene countryside. Horse cart rides are also available as an alternative option.
*From September to March, you can also choose to take a speedboat up the Mekong from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Or for an extra $70 per person travel by flight*.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 14: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples
Breakfast at your hotel, start to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom with its majestic doors, monumental temple of Bayon facing the tropical forest and Baphuon and Phimeanakas mountains, Takeo "Jewel of Crystal" is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva and was erected at the end of the 10th century and Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty. Giant trees have grown there for centuries.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat: the 7th World Heritage Wonder, the founder was Suryavarman II who reigned in Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century and dedicated them to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, and ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap. 
Day 15: Siem Reap Departure
There are no activities planned today. Enjoy your free time until transfer to Siem Reap Airport for your onward flight.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.
 
 

 

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