JEWELS OF VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA

Duration

11 days

Overview

Itinerary: Hanoi (3 nights - excursion to Ninh Binh) - Halong Bay (1 night on junk)  - flight to Danang - Hoi An (2 nights) - flight to Siem Reap (3 nights)....👇👇👇

Included/Exclude

  • Hotel
  • Van
  • Domestic flights
  • Visits
  • Guide
  • Meals
  • International flights
  • Tips for guide & driver
  • Personal spending
  • Drinks in the meal

Tour Plan

Arrival in Hanoi, reception by the local English-speaking tour guide and transfer to the hotel in the center of the city. (The rooms are available after 2:00 pm).

Meals at leisure. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel. 

To start the trip, a rickshaw ride in the center of the city allows you to discover the main centers of interests of the Vietnamese capital: the neighborhood of the “36 corporations”, the quarter of the embassies, the surroundings of the lake …

Visit to the temple of Literature, built in the 1070, a symbol of the education in the country, that represents the traditional Vietnamese architecture.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Walk in the surroundings of the Ba Dinh square. Pictures in front of the impressive Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, place of eternal rest of the greatest leader of the Vietnamese people. Visit the One Pillar pagoda, known for its original construction in teak, emerging from water.

Then, walk through the picturesque colonial district to feel the atmosphere of this old city passing by: The Opera, a magnificent colonial style building built in 1910, a work of art of the architecture.

The Ly Thai To park, and it’s an imposing bronze statue of the Vietnamese king creator of Hanoi.

Hoan Kiem lake, symbol of the city, where you can visit the Ngoc Son temple and the Huc bridge

To finish the day a water puppet show, a traditional Vietnamese art.

Dinner at leisure. Night at the hotel. 

Experience 1 (see price in the experience table at the end of the document): Walking tour in Hanoi old town with degustation of a local delicacy and a Vietnamese cappuccino (with beaten sweetened yolks) or a local beer in a pavement bar.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Road to Ninh Binh, also known as the Halong Bay on land, because of its incredible landscapes. Along the route, you will see many villages and various sceneries.

Ride in a flat-bottomed rowing boat, on a small river surrounded by rice fields and karstic mountains, an exceptional natural landscape. 

Lunch in a local restaurant: Roasted goat and puffed rice, a local delicacy.

Walk through the plantations or bike ride in the nearby villages, meeting with the locals.

Visit the temples of Kings Dinh y Le in Hoa Lu, the ancestral capital of Vietnam, surrounded by a picturesque landscape.

In the afternoon, return by road to Hanoi, transfer to your hotel.

Dinner at leisure. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Road to Halong Bay through the Red River Delta.

Arrival in Halong, boarding in a traditional junk, where you will navigate through imposing mountains and about 3000 islands and islets emerging from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. 

Welcome drink and installation in your cabin.

The junks are a unique way to discover Halong Bay.  The cabins are equipped with AC, a private bathroom with shower, toilet, and hot water.

Lunch on board, and departure for a fantastic cruise in Halong Bay: undoubtedly one of the most beautiful landscapes in Asia.

Discover one of the most beautiful natural caves.

Small introduction to Vietnamese cuisine on board.

Dinner on board with specialties of the bay.

Night on the junk, an unforgettable memory.

To finish the day and if weather permits, a night fishing session of squid will be organized.

If weather permits, the sunrise is the best moment to photograph the Halong Bay and also for a Tai Chi lesson on the upper deck with nature.

Breakfast on board.

Continuation of the cruise towards a floating village, discover a different way of life, fish farms, floating houses and community buildings. Each year more and more people move to land seeking for a better life but the culture and traditions are still strong among “the people of the sea”.

Early lunch on board as a "brunch".

Disembarkation and travel by road to Hanoi airport to board the flight to Danang.

After the flight, reception in Danang and transfer by road in your hotel in Hoi An (30km).

Dinner at leisure. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure for Tra Que, known as the "organic garden village". Arrival in Tra Que, and enjoy a refreshment made of local products.

Bike ride in the surroundings. Wonderful landscapes surrounded by rice fields. Or a walking tour in the garden to learn about the local aromatic herbs.

Transfer to a local family restaurant where you can optionally participate in the preparation of the food, with the rural style of the country. 

Lunch with the dishes you helped to cook.

In the afternoon, discover the ancient town of Hoi An: the Chuc Thanh Pagoda, 1454, the oldest in the city and with typical Vietnamese architecture. Visit an artisan center where we can see the traditional crafts of the city, visit the house of the Fujian Chinese community, discover the history and the architecture of a secular house in the old quarter. Walk through the 800 buildings of historical interest. Visit of the Japanese covered bridge, historical symbol of the city. 

Dinner at leisure. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Start the day with the transfer by road to Ba Na Hills, where the famous Golden Bridge is located. Upon the arrival, you must take a cable car, with amazing views, to reach the photogenic bridge. Free time to discover the themed Ba Na Hills park.

After the visit, descent on the cable car and transfer to Danang.

Lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, transfer to Danang airport for the flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia.

Upon arrival, reception at the airport and transfer to the city center. Check in at the hotel and rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Dinner at leisure. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Discovery in tuk-tuk of the Angkor Thom site by the southern gate, after the Naga bridge.

Continuation with Bayon, a temple famous for its towers with faces which reproduced the bodhisattva, but also for the fineness of its bas-reliefs. Bayon is one of the most noteworthy monuments of Angkor.

Visit the Terrace of Elephants, also called the royal terrace, where the king and his court attended the ceremonies.

The Terrace of the Leper King, its name comes from a statue which was on the terrace and which was named « leper king » in memory of the king Yasovarman 1 who built Angkor and died of leprosy. 

Lunch in a local restaurant.

Afternoon dedicated to the visit of Angkor Wat, the most famous and impressive temple of the site, its towers are the symbol of Cambodia.

Dinner at leisure. Night at the hotel. 

Experience 2 (see price in the experience table at the end of the document): Dinner with a Apsara dance show, traditional art of Cambodia.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Visit the Siem Reap local market, to discover the local Cambodian products.

Departure to the great Tonlé Sap Lake, one of the wonders of Asia. Boat trip to a floating village animated by fishing and breeding activities, unusual life scenes. 

Lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit Ta Prohm temple, a mixture of architecture and tropical nature, where the jungle took over the temple, with large trees growing between the buildings.

After, discovery of the Pre Rup temple, towards sunset.

Dinner at leisure. Night at the hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel.

Time at leisure for personal activities.

According to the flight schedule, transfer to the airport to take the return flight.

Meals free. Night in the plane.

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