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Vietnam - Cambodia “Highlights”EA8

◆ Cruise through the unique Karst bay in Ha Long.
◆ Marvel at the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap.
◆ Delve into the 36 streets of 36 trades in Hanoi’s old quarters.
◆ Survey the historical Imperial Citadel in Hue.
◆ Capture the local life at Cai Be floating markets.

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Highlights

◆ Cruise through the unique Karst bay in Ha Long.
◆ Marvel at the temples of Angkor in Siem Reap.
◆ Delve into the 36 streets of 36 trades in Hanoi’s old quarters.
◆ Survey the historical Imperial Citadel in Hue.
◆ Capture the local life at Cai Be floating markets.

Itinerary

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  • day 1Hanoi Arrival (D)

    Xin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam.You are greeted by your guide and driver at Noi Bai International Airport for your transfer to the hotel.

    Hanoi is one of Asia’s most enchanting cities, full of culture, history and the engaging contradictions of a rapidly developing and deeply traditional society.

    Overnight in Hanoi


    Notes:
    ◆ Normal check-in time to hotel is 1400pm. Early check-in is subject to availability or up on request with supplement

    Hotels : Sunway Hotel or similar
  • day 2Hanoi city’s highlights (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at hotel, head out to Ba Dinh Square and start our day with The Presidential Palace (formerly Palace of the Governor-General of French Indochina), Ho Chi Minh’s house-on-stilt and nearby One Pillar Pagoda.

    Following is a visit to the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam built in 11th century.

    Next is a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, which gives an excellent overview of the country's ethnic groups, their customs and ways of life. The highlight here is the large, beautiful outdoor area featuring genuine houses and compounds as built and used by the many different ethnic groups.

    You then drive to Hanoi Center, explore the lively Old Quarter of Hanoi. This bustling heart of Hanoi has been a commercial centre since King Ly Thai To built his palace there in the 11th century. Skilled craftsmen started to migrate and artisan guilds were formed on the famous "36 Streets". Previously, each street carried the name of the item produced and sold there, and many still have the same names. This is a place you must see to experience Hanoi, where you will find shopping and cultural/historical sites all wrapped into one.

    Close your day by attending a wonderful performance of Water Puppet Show.

    Overnight in Hanoi


    Notes:
    ◆ Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays, Fridays, all afternoons
    ◆ Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is also closed on Oct – Nov every year for renovation activities
    ◆ Vietnam Ethnology is closed on all Mondays and during Vietnamese Traditional Lunar New Year
    If your travel date falls on any of these days, we will switch it to the next day or find alternative options for you

    Hotels : Sunway Hotel or similar
  • day 3Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

    Breakfast at hotel before heading out to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

    In Ha Long you will board your luxury boat for an overnight cruise amongst the more than 3,000 limestone islands rising majestically out of the turquoise bay. You pass grand rock formations and quaint fishing towns, and sample a delicious lunch of freshly caught fish and seafood.

    In the afternoon you can choose from several interesting activities: a cooking demonstration with chef on board, an optional traditional massage, or a refreshing swim.

    End the day with a spectacular set-menu gastronomic dinner.

    Overnight on board.


    Notes:
    ◆ Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.

  • day 4Ha Long Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An (Brunch/D)

    Start the day with calming Tai Chi, often accompanied by an amazing sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of the bay’s landscape. The cruise passes beautiful spots such as Trong, Trinh Nu and the Me Cung Caves, and you will have a chance to explore Surprise Cave before having buffet brunch on board.

    Back at the dock, where you will be met and transferred to Hanoi/ or Hai Phong airport for our short flight to Da Nang.

    Upon arrival, we are greeted at the airport and transferred to our hotel in Hoi An Town.

    Overnight in Hoi An

    Hotels : Vinh Hung Riverside Resort or similar
  • day 5My Son - Hoi An (B/ L/D)

    Morning visit to My Son Holy Land of the Cham, one of the most important examples of Hindu influence in Southeast Asia. Although largely in a state of ruin today, My Son is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Angkor Wat of Cambodia or Ayutthaya of Thailand. You'll be given a brief introduction to the history, culture and Hindu influence on the Cham Kingdom, and then will visit the remains of the carefully-crafted red brick temples with beautiful monuments and epitaphs.

    Spend the afternoon to walk the ancient streets of Hoi An, lined with Chinese traders’ homes and wooden houses reincarnated as restaurants, cafés, and outlets for local artists, craftsmen and tailors. Explore the beautiful 16th century Japanese Bridge. Hoi An's unique fusion of Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese architecture is well displayed here, in what is arguably Vietnam's most tourist-friendly town.

    The rest of the day is free at leisure to enjoy the shopping in Hoi An – a paradise for silk & fashionable clothing and accessories.

    Overnight in Hoi An

    Hotels : Vinh Hung Riverside Resort or similar
  • day 6Hoi An - Hue (B/L/D)

    Leaving Hoi An in the morning, you head out to Hue, the Vietnam’s last feudal capital.

    En-route, stop at The Museum of Cham Sculpture features extensive and diverse displays of Hindu-influenced Cham sculpture dating from the 7th to the 15th centuries. Designed in 1915 by two French architects, Delaval and Auclair, your visit here will introduce you to the most common features of Cham towers and temples from throughout the region.

    Keep driving to Tu Duc Tomb. Tu Duc's tomb is a sprawling compound centred around a lake and several waterways, and including numerous separate memorials connected by pleasant walkways. Planned long before Tu Duc's death in 1883, the major portions of the tomb complex were completed from 1864-67, along with future temple buildings that served as a palatial retreat for Tu Duc and his many wives during his lifetime.

    Overnight in Hue

    Hotels : Mondial Hue Hotel or similar
  • day 7Hue Imperial Citadel (B/L/D)

    Today is your insider day trip to Hue Imperial Citadel. The imperial city at Hue is the best-preserved remnant of a vast citadel and royal quarters that once existed on the site. Here you can see the ravages of time and war on what was the carefully designed capital of the Nguyen Dynasty. Built in the early 19th century by armies of conscripted labourers under Emperor Gia Long, the citadel was surrounded by a ten kilometer moat, and earthen walls formed the outer perimeter.

    Then head out to Thien Mu Pagoda. This 7-storey octagonal tower is a symbol of Hue. Behind the pagoda are peaceful gardens and, somewhat incongruously, the old Austin car which transported the bonze Thich Quang Duc to Saigon in 1963 for his self-immolation.

    The rest of the day is free at leisure: you might want to explore Dong Ba Market, or board on a cyclo or simple have a rest at the hotel

    Overnight in Hue

    Hotels : Mondial Hue Hotel or similar
  • day 8Ho Chi Minh City Highlights (B/L/D)

    In the morning, take your flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city of Vietnam. It is the bustling economic capital and cultural trendsetter of the country, yet holds the timeless traditions of an ancient culture.

    In the afternoon, you will begin our city tour of this bustling city. The city tour brings you to visit many interesting sights: Ho Chi Minh City Post Office, a classic French colonial structure, is still a functioning post office today and features huge ceilings, a giant portrait of Uncle Ho, and many beautiful details. Notre Dam Cathedral was built between 1877 and 1883, Saigon's Neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral is a major centre of Catholicism in modern Vietnam, and one of the city’s major landmarks.

    The rest of the day is free at leisure, varied shopping malls or night entertainment activities await you

    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

    Hotels : Eden Hotel or similar
  • day 9Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B/L/D)

    After breakfast at hotel, you transfer to My Tho boat station

    On arrival in Hùng vương Pier (Bến Tre town).Take a boat on Bến Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river, Sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transfering……. Stop at brickwork to see how to make bricks in handy traditional style by printing and baking. Visite one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal.

    Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller to go to village. Take a walk to family workshop making sleepmats and enjoying some fruits.

    Take a moto cart on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on really life and find out about tropical culture from Peasants.

    Lunch at restaurant riverside.

    Afternoon - Take rowing-boat along water palm creek. and boat back to Hùng Vương Pier and then transfer to Can Tho for the night.

    Overnight in Can Tho

    Hotels : Ninh Kieu 2 Hotel or similar
  • day 10Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L/D)

    In the morning you visit the Cai Rang floating market. Take in the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals.

    You then meet our driver for the trip back to Ho Chi Minh City. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Enjoy some last minute shopping in the bustling streets of Saigon or just relax and unwind.

    Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

    Hotels : Eden Hotel or similar
  • day 11Cu Chi tunnels - Siem Reap (B/L/D)

    Drive 70kms from Ho Chi Minh City, stopping en route to visit a rice paper making village, and you will reach Cu Chi Tunnels.

    After an introductory video, viewing various mantraps, the remains of an American tank and numerous bomb craters, you will spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels to see how the Viet Cong survived in this underground network.

    Then head out to Tan Son Nhat airport for our afternoon flight to Siem Reap.

    Overnight in Siem Reap

    Hotels : Somadevi Angkor or similar
  • day 12Siem Reap (B/L/D)

    Wake up early, have breakfast at the hotel and head out with your cameras for a day filled with amazing sights and experiences. Visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, surrounded by an 8m high wall. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. In Angkor Thom you will see the fabulous Bayon Temple, Baphuon, the royal enclosure, and the Terraces of the Elephants and the Leper King.

    Continue to Ta Prohm Temple, unlike most other Angkor temples, has been left just it was when rediscovered: a photogenic and atmospheric maze of trees growing out of temple ruins amidst jungle surroundings, making it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors.

    In the afternoon you will visit the famous Angkor Wat, viewing the wonderful bas-relief carvings, and the reflection of main towers in the moat.

    Overnight in Siem Reap

    Hotels : Somadevi Angkor or similar
  • day 13Siem Reap (B/L/D)

    This morning, you will transfer to visit Kbal Spean, you will pass by villages, schools and through rice fields. To get to the “river of a thousand lingas” is about a 30 minute walk up the hill. You can see the carvings in the riverbed, and also the nearby waterfall.

    Continue your visit to Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre temples, relatively small size, red sandstone construction and ornate design give it a fairyland ambiance which stands out, even among Angkor's temples. Banteay Samre Temple is made of the same red sandstone you see at Banteay Srei, and is named after the Samré ancient people of Indochina.

    Late afternoon drive up to Pre Rup Temple, the trip will reward you with a spectacular sunset over the Angkor Archaeological Park and its surroundings.

    Overnight in Siem Reap

    Hotels : Somadevi Angkor or similar
  • day 14Siem Reap Departure (B/L)

    At leisure until transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure flight.

    End of service.

Price Included/Not Included

  • ◆ 12 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
  • ◆ 2Days/1Night cruise on boat in Ha Long Bay (shared cabin on shared boat)
  • ◆ All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax):
  • ☆ 1-2pax: car of 4 seats
  • ☆ 3-6pax: van of 16 seats
  • ☆ 7-12pax: coach of 25-29 seats
  • ☆ 13-15pax: coach of 30-35 seats
  • ◆ Air tickets according to the program (economy class, tax included)
  • ☆ Hanoi – Da Nang at US$112/ ticket/way
  • ☆ Hue – Ho Chi Minh City at US$112/way
  • ☆ Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap at US$193/way
  • (Air fares could be changed by the airlines, if there are increased, we will inform the agent about the surcharge)
  • ◆ Local ENGLISH speaking guides
  • ☆ North (Hanoi – Halong Bay): 1 guide (guide is not on board)
  • ☆ Centre (Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An): 1 guide
  • ☆ South (Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta): 1 guide
  • ☆ Siem Reap : 1 guide
  • ◆ All entrance fees as program
  • ◆ Private boat trip in Mekong Delta
  • ◆ Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program (Local food):
  • ◆ 2 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only
  • ◆ Other air fares that are not mentioned aboved
  • ◆ Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • ◆ Drinks
  • ◆ Visas to Vietnam, Cambodia
  • ◆ Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • ◆ Tips
  • ◆ Early check in or late check out
  • ◆ Insurances
  • ◆ Optional excursions and activities
  • ◆ Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • ◆ Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • ◆ Peak season surcharges if any
  • ◆ All not mentioned above

Notice

1. The above tour prices are based on our current transportation rates. Increasing petrol rates might affect our transportation and boat fees, in which case we reserve the right to revise our current rates. If any increase should arise we will of course keep you well informed.

2. Availability: Please note that if a certain hotel is not available at the time of booking, then we will gladly make alternative suggestions in the same category. We will advise you accordingly with the surcharge if any. As a result, we would highly appreciate it if you could advise us to block rooms soonest possible to guarantee the rooms and rates in period of high and peak season

3.All the above points of interest are open for visit based on current updates. In case of closure for construction or any other reason, we will replace with a similar point of interest

4. Above itinerary is based on the current flight schedule. In case of flight changes, the itinerary will be changed accordingly.

5. No early check in or late check out is included except those indicated in the program. Generally, the check in time is 14.00pm and check out time is 12.00pm.

6. Visas into Vietnam and Cambodia are required except for countries who have signed the visa exemption contracts. Please contact us for visa information details.

7. Compulsory dinners on Dec 24th (Christmas), Dec 31st (New Year) or Vietnamese Lunar New Year will be advised at time of booking.