Experience Vietnam & Cambodia

Departure: Every Monday, Wednesday &  Friday

Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival Ho Chi Minh city1

On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you will be met and transferred to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling metropolis ,contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. The afternoon we stroll around Sai gon down town. At leisure.  Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Day 2: Cuchi Tunnels (B,L)

Am:  explore Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence.
AM: Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the city and shopping  shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong Delta Cruise (B,L,D)2

- Transfer to Mekong Delta. Board  LE COCHINCHINE boat. Enjoy welcome drink
- Explore the lively Cai Be floating market. Cruising amongst the mazes of waterway to  visit the handicraft villages  and meet with local people. Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical fruits.
- Arrive  in Vinh Long island we  then embark on  a walk or bike for sightseeing tour of the Culao Binh Hoa Phuong- Le Cochinchine sets sail  to Cantho via Cho Lach and Tra On
- Disembark Cho Lach village. Embark on  a  pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local people’s activities. Enroute to visit a cottage industry , a local farm  and sample seasonal fruits.
- Cruise to continue to Mang Thit  . Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the
river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the
aperitifs, sunset cruise .
- A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches . Dinner and nite on Le Cochinchine boat in Tra On.

Day 4: Mekong Delta Cruise – Ho Chi Minh city (B)

- Rising up to the sound of River and Mekong Delta coming to life for another lovely day we enjoy the sunset.
- After breakfast, we cruise along the cannels and visit a village on the bank of Co Chien or, an opportunity to appreciate the way of life of the local inhabitants, and their hospitality
- Leisurely cruise up the Bassac river while enjoying the beautiful scenery
- Arriving Cantho, we explore the CaiRang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats ladden fruits barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. Boat through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards,ship building yards, local markets in full swing.  Check out and disembark the boat. Return to Ho Chi Minh city. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh city – Angkor Wat (B)3

A half day tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Sai gon by many locals takes in the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Sai gon Post Office, a lacquer ware factory. Transfer to airport for departure flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, pick up by our tour guide and transfer to hotel for check in.Visit Angkor Wat the most famous temples and enjoy sunset from the top of Bakheng Mountain. Overnight at hotel in Siemreap

Day 6: Angkor Wat temple (B,D)

Tour of Angkor Wat  and visit to the Rolous group, the ancient capital of the 9th century, including the temples of Preah Ko, Bakong, and Lolei. . From here you will then make your way to visit Ta Prohm before an afternoon visit to Preah Khan, Neak Pean, East Mebon and Pre Rup temples. Evening attend the tradional Apsara dance.Overnight at hotel in Siemriep.

Day 7: Angkor Wat – Danang (B)4

Morning visit  Angkor Thom, the South Gate, Bayon, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the. Terrace of the Leper King. Free time  to do shopping Artisan craft weaving workshop.  afternoon flight to Danang by silk air to Danang. Arrival tranfser to  Sandy beach resort in Danang. At leisure. Overnight in Danang.
(We stay at a resort in this area with beach or nice pool.)

Day 8:  Tour of Hoi An (B)

Visit the Cham museum and marble crafting village in Danang before our lovely journey to Hoian. Hoi An is a delightful small town easily explored by foot. More than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the feeling of centuries past and is a favorite with all travelers. We will  have a walking tour  around the historic town soaking up the atmosphere, exploring the fascinating local market. At leisure
Overnight at Sandy Beach resort.

Day 9: Danang – Hue – Danang (B)

Drive to Hue and visit the Hue famous citadel. Visit the Thien Mu pagoda and boat
ride on Perfume river. Visit TuDuc royal tomb.
Overnight at Sandy beach resort.

Day 10: Flight to Hanoi. (B)5

Transfer to airport for the flight to Hanoi. Arrival transfer to our hotel in town.
Free time to walk around old quarter to do shopping. Evening water puppet for 2 persons.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 11: Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L)

Drive to Ha Long Bay for ½ day cruise to visit the bay, limestone island, fishing village and beach.
Enjoy seafood lunch on boat. Return to Hanoi.

Day 12: Hanoi city tour (B)

City tour to visit the city highlight including Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes the  Mausoleum and the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Museum. (Continue onto Vietnams first University, The Temple Of Literature, built in 1070. Visit  the Museum of Ethnology Enjoy one hour  cyclo tour through the Old Quarter. Dinner reservations at Emperor restaurant  (you can go by ourselves, and pay when we get there, no guide needed.)

Day 13:  Hanoi & rural villages (B,L)6

Morning  drive bout 2 hours  we arrive at Kenh Ga  village . This is Vietnamese rural life at its best.  The landscape  is stunning with hundreds of limestone peaks jutting out  of the emerald green paddies  Vietnamese fishermen rowing boat  with their legs , kids herding ducks & buffaloes and people living in the houseboats are  all daily scenes. We drive to Kenhga and then  have boat trip  along the small river to visit floating fish farm, floating village, limestone formation, and local people.  Opportunity to see rural life of peaceful hidden village by the river. We have picnic lunch there before  drive back to Hanoi. At leisure. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

Day 14:  Departure (B)

Free morning.
Transfer to airport for your departure flight home.

Cost: US$ per pax 4 pax up 2 pax
Standard 1,375 1,560
Superior 1,472 1,655
First Class 1,782 1,998
Deluxe Class 2,175 2,415

Trip includes:

- All accommodation on double/twin  basis with daily breakfast
- Meals as indicated  (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Diner). Special requirements  (vegetarian, diet etc.) could be arranged upon request
- All transfers/ transport
- Tours with entrance fees, boat cruise, transfers and  English speaking during guided time
- Halong Junk cruise  & Dragon boat in Hue, Le Cochinchine Cruise in Mekong
- Flight tickets from: Saigon – Siemreap – Danang – Hanoi
 
Trip excludes:

- International airfares & airport taxes
- Pre/post trip arrangement
- Visa and visa arrangement
- Travel insurance
- Meals not indicated
- Other personal expenses
- Tips and gratuities
- Surcharge and Christmas and New Year’s Eve Dinners.