TPT – PrT217 – Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Tour 14days/13nights

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia Tour 14days/

 

Itinerary in details

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Arrive at International Noi Bai airport on —– Our guide will welcome you and transfer to hotel (45minutes) in the center of city. Free at your leisure. Stay overnight in Ha Noi Capital.

Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B/L) (G)

After breakfast at hotel, the tour guide escorts you full Day City Tour in Hanoi: Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter by cyclo (1hour) and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquer ware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Enjoy people watching at stylish cafes. Shopping for impressive modern art in many galleries in the city. Also visit Hanoi’s main cultural attractions, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his House on Stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Fine Arts Museum and the Temple of Literature. Late afternoon we will enjoy a unique fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: HANOI – HALONG overnight on the junk (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Buffet breakfast at hotel, head East for 3 hours to reach Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. We will stop en route to turn into Bat Trang, a ceramic village founded in 15th century which is well-known for refined porcelain, precious celadon, crackle-glazed pottery and terracotta for domestic use and export. Upon arrival in Halong, we will take a big boat to cruise the Bay and reach the breathtaking views of Halong seascape and discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay. After a lunch of fresh seafood on the boat, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, bypass Cua Van (Van windy gate), stop for swimming and kayaking at Ba Trai Dao (The Three Peaches Beach), then back to the boat for dinner and overnight in Lan Ha, a minor Bay inside Halong. Overnight on the boat

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Danang/Hoian by flight (B/L) (G)

Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the Emeraude water of the bay. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave (8 a.m. to 9 a.m.), swim and relax at Soi Sim beach. At 9:30 a.m., our boat cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. We continue cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Checkout is at 11:45 a.m. Our boat arrives at the harbor by noon for our drive back to Hanoi. Transfer straight to the airport for flight to Danang. Our guide in Danang welcomes you at the airport and transfer to hotel in Hoian. Stay overnight in Hoian.

Day 5: Hoian city tour (B/L) (G)

After breakfast at hotel, Together with our guide in Hoian to explore the Ancient Town, we’ll walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, visit ancient houses and Trading Houses, pagodas and stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where we may find out the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. Late afternoon, have boat trip on Thu Bon River. Stay overnight in Hoian.  

Day 6: Hoian/Danang–Ho Chi Minh (B) (G)

Transfer to the airport to take the early daily flight Danang – Saigon (1 hour flight). You will be warmly greeted at the Tan Son Nhat airport and transferred to the city centre by a local tour guide there. We should start the tour from the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and being the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam; opposite this famous site is a remarkable building: the Reunification Palace that once witnessed the end of the American War in Vietnam and now is a Museum and a grand Hall for the most solemn receptions. After lunchtime, let’s go on to the “China town” of Saigon, including an extensive living quarter of Chinese-originated inhabitants, the bustling Binh Tay market and numerous Chinese temples. We can drop into Thien Hau pagoda, one of the most famous temples in this district before ending our trip at a lacqueware workshop.  Lunch and dinner in local restaurant in Saigon. Overnight in Saigon

Day 7: Saigon – Mekong – Saigon (B/L)(G)

The mighty Mekong flows into the South of Vietnam with its 9 tributaries before unloading a huge water capacity to the Pacific Ocean. It enriches the land of the South, making Vietnam the 2nd World Rice Exporter. It also makes the traffic complicated with a system of ferryboats, rowing boats, motor boats, floating markets, floating villages. It’s also featured by numerous fish farms, where the fish are fed in big ponds or huge underwater cages and under floating houses of the farmers. It’s also the cradle of the delicious Basa – a kind of catfish that Vietnam has exported into USA and Europe.

You will drive Southward from Saigon, passing by the newly-built My Thuan Bridge, a pride of the Mekong people since it ease their traffic thru Mekong tributaries. Reach Cai Be exciting floating market with local people being occupied in selling, purchasing, exchanging goods from their
boats. Take a walk thru the orchards and visit the rice-paper making and rice crips family factories of the Mekong people. Lunch in an orchard. Afternoon visit another noisy market in Vinh Long and bonsai garden on the way back to Saigon for dinner. O/N in Saigon. 

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Mui Ne (B)

Transfer from Ho Chi Minh to Mui Ne by car. Check in and free at your leisure.

Day 9: Mui Ne beach relax (B)

Free at your leisure, please click here for your more reference on Mui Ne Beach

Day 10: Mui Ne beach relax (B)

Free at your leisure, please click here for your more reference on Mui Ne Beach

DAY 11: Mui Ne/Saigon – Siemreap – Angkor Thom (B/L/D)

At leisure for relax and shopping until transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for flight Saigon – Siemreap. Welcomed in Siemreap and transfer to hotel to check-in, afternoon depart to visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, which is 7km from Siemreap: the Bayon temple, the Baphuan, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. View the sunset over Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng mountain. Dinner enjoying Apsara traditional dance and Overnight in Siemreap.

DAY 12: Angkor Wat And Other Famous Temples – Siemreap (B/L)

After breakfast, visit the Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human construction genius and natural beauty of giant trees, which have grown there for centuries. Go on to visit Ta keo, dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva and was built at the end of the 10th century. Visit the Thommanon, Chau Say temples and the natural lake of Sra Srang. Have Lunch before visit Angkor Wat; The founder was Suryavarman II who reigned 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, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. Back to Siemreap for overnight. (Dinner at your own arrangement for your flexibility)

 

Day 13: Siemreap – Banteay Srei – Siemreap (B/L)

After breakfast, spend the entire morning in one of the jewels of Angkor, the Banteay Srei Temple which means “Citadel of Women”, made of pink sandstone and presents the most graceful carvings in stone we might ever seen in our life. After lunch, continue to Kbal Spean, the river of thousand Lingas, the phallic symbol of the God Shiva. Arrival near the site, walk for an hour through the forest to arrive at Kbal Spean. Return to Siemreap for our last night in Cambodia. (dinner at your own arrangement).

Day 14: Siemreap Departure (B)

After breakfast, have your own time until being transferred to the airport for your departure flight.

 

 

 

Hotel list:

City

3* or similar

4* or similar

 Hanoi

Thang Long Opera

www.thanglongopera.vn

Sunway

www.hanoi.sunwayhotels.com

 

Halong

Bai Tho Junk

www.halongsails.com

Bai Tho Junk

www.halongsails.com

 

Hoian

Indochina hotel

www.hoianindochine.com

 

Hoi an Ancient House Resort

www.ancienthouseresort.com

 

Saigon

Sapphire hotel www.sapphirehotel.com.vn

Grand hotel

www.grandhotel.vn

 

Mui Ne

Tien Dat Resort

www.tiendatresort.com

 

Sealion Resort

www.sealionresort-muine.com

Siem Reap

Angkor holiday hotel

www.angkorholidayhotel.com

Prince D’angkor hotel

www.pricedangkor.com

 

What included:
12 nights accommodation at hotels, 1 night on the Junk.               
Transportation in private with air-conditioned and good car
Boat trip as stated in above sights

Join Hai Long or Bai Tho junk in Halong bay, 1 cabin for 2 pax. 
Meals: daily breakfast at hotel; Lunch and dinner in typical restaurant. Special requirements (vegetarian, diet..) could be arranged upon prior notice

Admission fee to indicated sights;

Domestic flights (Hanoi-Danang; Danang-Saigon)

Vietnam Visa on arrival arrangement 
Russian speaking local guide (each city).
Drinks (2 bottles/ person/ day),

 

What not included:
International flight from Saigon to Siemreap USD 173/ pax + 44 taxes
Meals as not mentioned in the program
Vietnam Visa stamp fee USD 25/ pax, pay direct at the airport when you arrive in Vietnam.                   
Early check-in, late check-out surcharge
Insurance
International airfare to / from Vietnam
Personal expences (laundry, phonecall, tips…) and drinks
Other services not included in the program.

 

About meals:

If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they can server you better. If you are a food lover, We can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.

Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast – Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include both Vietnamese and Western dishes to meet every diner’s taste.

Lunch –Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners’ tastes.

Dinner – Maybe you prefer to not eat Vietnamese food again. We suggest you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.

 

Payment policy

30% of the totals are required when confirmed

100% 15 days before arrival/ on arrival

 

Cancellation policy:

No Show 100 % charge

7-1 days 50 % of the tour price

14-8 days 30 % of the tour price

21-15 days up 10 % of the tour price

22 days up no charge

 

Remarks:

* Itinerary is subjected to change depending on the confirmed flights, road conditions, and rooms’ availability.

* Prices are subjected to change in case of VAT or other tax increases

 

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