14 Days 13 Nights
This is a tour abounding in unforgettable history, enchanting culture, charismatic cities and divine natural beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia. The 14-day itinerary is ideal for travellers to discover the main attractions that Vietnam and Cambodia has to offer. Highlights include an overnight cruise around Halong Bay on a junk boat, the historic and charming town of Hanoi, Heritage site of Hue & Hoi An, the mysterious Angkor temple and a long bus driving over Vietnam and Cambodia border.
You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival at Hanoi airport and transferred to your hotel. Take a rest after a long flight. In the evening you will enjoy a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay in Hanoi.
After breakfast, we enjoy a visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, A traffic-free area of botanical gardens, monuments, memorials and pagodas, it’s usually crowded with groups of all ages, from all over the nation, who has come to pay their respects. Within the complex you can visit Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House.
Closed by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda which is built of wood on a single stone pillar 1.25 m in diameter. It is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, which is a Buddhist symbol of purity, since a lotus blossoms in a muddy pond.
visit the Temple of Literature. In 1076, Vietnam's first university Quoc Tu Giam was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite. The university functioned for an incredible 700 years and its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a fascinating glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Then, take a cyclo tour around Hanoi Old Quarter which is considered the central and the soul of the city. Visit Ngoc Son Temple which is located at the northern end of Sword Lake. From the shore, walking on the Welcoming Morning Sunlight Bridge leads to the island.
End the tour with a show of Water Puppetry, a unique stage art created by the Vietnamese peasants. Water puppetry - " puppets that dance on water"- is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam
Overnight in Hanoi
In the morning, you will travel to Halong and arrive around noon. There, you will embark on a cruise in the must-see Halong Bay. This world-famous bay is one of the most beautiful landscapes in Vietnam, with its giant rock islets covered in luxuriant vegetation overlooking the waters. Halong Bay includes some 1,900 islands and islets of rocky peaks, often uninhabited and unvisited.
This scene creates a spectacular marine landscape, which earned it UNESCO World Heritage status in 1994. You will be served lunch and dinner aboard with excellent and freshly caught seafood from the bay. At the end of the day, you will have the chance to enjoy a night fishing session on the boat.
Early in the morning and depending on the season, you will wake up to enjoy sunrise over the aquamarine waters of the bay. Then the cruise will tour around the bay until you disembark at the end of the morning. After that, you will then return to Hanoi for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Hue
Please note: This tour may be subject to change depending on weather conditions.
After breakfast, our minivan will pick you up at your hotel and take you visit Hue City.
Trip starts at 8.00 am from hotel, the driver and guide will take you to the boat landing on the river to make a trip on Perfume river for visiting Thien Mu pagoda. Along the river on dragon boat you will enjoy the tranquil feeling with two sides of green banks’ river and see the daily life of local people. Next you will be transferred back Hue city centre to visit the Imperial Citadel where Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 with numerous of attractive places to see like Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Thai Hoa Palace.
Have break for having lunch at restaurant.
This afternoon you will continue to visit the mausoleums of Nguyen’s Kings like Tu Duc tomb, next is handicraft villages such as hat-making, bronze-casting, insence - making and last to visit An Hien Garden house. You are back hotel around 5.00 pm.
Overnight at hotel in Hue
8:00 AM After breakfast, reach to Ho An A three-hour drive takes you through some stunning rural and coastal scenery, including the dramatic Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. On arrival, check into your hotel. Hoi An is easily explored on foot, and the afternoon, embark on a short walking tour including Japanese Covered Bridge, TanKy Old house, PhucKien Pagoda, Hoian Museum and Market.Night in Hoi An
Meet your expert Guide at hotel then cycle on beautiful narrow road to local fishing village name Cam Thanh, stop at rice paddy field, fishes and shrimps farms…
• Visit an ancient cemetery, holy temples.
• Joining in a special farming work with the local farmer by ploughing the field,prepair the field then plant baby rice on the field where you just plough. You will have opportunity to ride on water buffalos and then feeding them, it is very interesting.
• Watching local people on the work of making palm-thatched houses with water palm products and bamboo.
• Explore the water palm coconut paradise. Learning and sharing fishing experience with local fishermen by catching fish and purple crabs with unique fishing nets, paddle the traditional Bamboo Basket boat. Make souvenirs with palm leaves.
• Get to know more about Vietnamese – American war, interesting & true stories happened during the war time.
• Having Lunch at the local home ( Mr Cu’s home), learn how to make fresh rice milk and cook traditional Hoi An pancake (Banh Xeo).
• Tour ends, tour guide drops you off back to hotel. Free andNight in Hoi An
This morning , transfer to DaNang for visiting visit Linh Ung pagoda - the most important pagoda in Danang for the Buddhist people to come and pray, Cham museum to see the many sculptures from the Champa Kingdom. Have lunch before transfer to Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at HCMC Airport, you will be privately transferred to your lovely hotel.Night in HoChiMinh
Morning tour to CuChi tunnels: pick up at hotel & enjoy scenic drive through the countryside as people work on their rice paddies and thatched hut villages scattered along the way. Visit a local village making rice paper, a well-known product used to make the delicious spring rolls. Arriving at the Cu Chi Tunnels to explore part of the 151-mile underground network that zigzagged from the southern tip of the Ho Chi Minh Trail near Cambodia to the Saigon River. Cu Chi is a must for anyone interested in understanding a vital aspect of guerrilla warfare fought by the Vietnamese against both the French and the Americans. These cross-crossing tunnels were begun in the late 1940s by local resistance fighters looking for a place to hide their weapons from the French. Discover secret trapdoors, field hospitals, command posts, underground kitchens, living areas and meeting rooms.
Afternoon to visit HoCHiMinh city including General Post Office, Notre Dame Church, Thong Nhat Conference Hall. End tour at hotel. Night in HoChiMinh
08:00 Hotel pick-up and depart for My Tho – The first bustling town of Mekong Delta. Boat cruise along the Mekong River to visit the orchards on the Thoi Son islet. Enjoy tropical fruits of the season, visit Honey-bee farm and Coconut Candy Workshop; Continuing by hand-oared sampan ride along the canals. Lunch . Visit Vinh Trang Ancient Pagoda before driving back to Saigon. Night in HoChiMinh
Morning, we will take you to the bus station for a shuttle bus to Phnom Penh . Enjoy a journey 6 hours on our comfortable bus. You are provided free wifi, a bottle of water, cold towel. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport, meets and transfers to hotel for check in
Lunch not included
In the afternoon, visit the National Museum. Housed in a beautiful traditional building, it contains many outstanding examples of Khmer craftsmanship. Learn about a brighter period in Cambodian history with a visit to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Explore Wat Phnom, a peaceful temple situated on a hill for which the city is named. According to legend, a 14th-century woman named Penh found sacred Buddhist objects in the nearby river and placed them here on the small hill.
Dinner not included and night at hotel in Phnom Penh
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, head out to the ChoeungEk Memorial, where a stupa made up of some 8,000 human skulls marks the site of the infamous Killing Fields. This was the execution ground for the torture victims of TuolSleng and standing in this peaceful setting it's almost unthinkable to imagine that to date nearly 9000 corpses have been exhumed from the area. Confront Cambodia's tragic past on a guided tour of the TuolSleng Genocide Museum, a former school which served as a Khmer Rouge torture centre. It's estimated that more than 20,000 people were held and tortured here.Lunch not included
Transfer to Phnom Penh Bus station for your Joined Bus to Siem Reap. This trip will take you about 6 hours to arrive in Siem Reap via the country road of Cambodia where you will be met and transferred to hotel.
Dinner not included and night at hotel
Breakfast at hotel
Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): 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 not included
Visit to the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. 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. Enjoy wonderful sunset from the top of Pre Rup Temple.
Dinner not included and night at hotel
Breakfast at hotel
In the morning, we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake at KAMPONG PHLUK VILLAGE. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current. Lunch not included
Transfer to Siem Reap airport for flight to next destination . THE END TOUR
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