A Glance of Vietnam and Cambodia 11 Days 10 Nights

  • Duration: 11 days

Destinations: Hanoi icon-16 Halong Bay icon-16 Ho Chi Minh City icon-16 Mekong Delta icon-16 Siem Reap

Are you fascinated by the rich cultural and history of the Indochina region? We offer you a 10-days vacation in Vietnam and Cambodia where you can relatively discover some of the most famous sites in Southest Asia. Traveling along Vietnam and visiting our highlights such as the capital Hanoi, the World wonder nature Halong Bay, the Ancient Town Hoi An,… taking part in some specific activities: farming, floating shopping, walking in a 200km tunnel which was built during war… Also you will have the chance to sightseeing the illustrious Angkor area and the well-known Tonle Sap lake. This trip surely will be an unforgettable glance.


Highlights of this trip: 

  • Experiencing local life of Hanoi people
  • Staying overnight on cruise in Halong Bay – one of new 7 Wonders in the World
  • Visiting the symbols of Ho Chi Minh city
  • Learning more about the history of Vietnam war by discovering the Cu Chi tunnels system
  • Experiencing lifestyle of the locals in Mekong area
  • Taking a sampan on Mekong river to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Southern Vietnam
  • Discovering Angkor Complex


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Full Itinerary

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Brief

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong bay

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – fly to Danang – Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An – Tra Que village

Day 6: Hoi An free and easy

Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – fly to Siem Reap

Day 10: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Tour

Day 11: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap lake – departure 

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Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Vietnam: after long time on airplane, you will reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabited.

Your group will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city center of Hanoi

Free on your own afterward

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Meals included: __/__/__

Parameter: Airport – Hotel: 30 km/Driving: 45 minutes

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR/THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

In the morning

  • At 08:30, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel then you start your day to discover Hanoi City
  • Firstly, you will pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, is a building to commemorate the merits of Ho Chi Minh Uncle – a great leader of Vietnam, and the surrounding sites of One Pillar Pagoda and his ancient house.
  • After 2 hours, you will go to the next site of the Temple of Literature, which is the first University of Vietnam and dedicated to Confucius (Khong Tu).

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In the afternoon

  • After saving energy with local lunch, you will leave for the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
  • It is estimated to be 2 hours at the museum then you will be transferred back to the old quarter and visit the Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Finally, you will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the Old Quarter and experience the local life in 45 minutes before coming back your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites
  • Museum of Ethnology will close on Monday so Hoa Lo prison will be the alternative attraction
  • The complex of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum will not open for worshiping on Monday or Monday so you just visit the surrounding parts on those days

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY/A NIGHT ON A PEACEFUL BAY

In the morning

  • 08:00 – 08:30: You will be picked up and transferred to Halong bay by shuttle bus

In the afternoon

  • 12:30 – 13:00: Embark on Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing
  • 13:30 – 14:30: Savor a delectable lunch while cruising among the limestone islands.
  • 15:00 – 16:00: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
  • 17:00 – 17:30: Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
  • 17:30 – 19:00: Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.

 

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In the evening

  • 119:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Hanoi – Halong Bay: 180km/Driving: 4 hours

Today useful note: Shuttle bus is used for Halong bay trip but private car is upon your request

Overnight on cruise

DAY 4: HA LONG BAY – HANOI/FLAVOR OF THE BAY

In the morning

  • 06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
  • 07:00 – 07:30: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
  • 08:30 – 09:30: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave.
  • 09:45: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
  • 10:00 – 10:30: Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
  • 10:30 – 11:30: While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch

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In the afternoon

  • 11:45 – 12:00: Disembark Classic
  • 12:30, you will be transferred back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Danang city
  • Arrive in Danang, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Flight information: VN 185   HAN-DAD     Vietnam Airlines          18:30   19:50  

Parameter:  Hanoi – Danang/ Flight: 1.20 hours

Overnight in Danang

DAY 5: HOI AN WALKING TOUR – TRA QUE VILLAGE/FARMING AS THE LOCALS

In the morning

  • At 08:30, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you start riding your bicycle to Tra Que village (private car will be used if you cannot ride a bike)
  • You firstly will be introduced about the history of the village, the cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering about the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine.
  • Then you will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake.
  • Continue doing activities such as raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities before spending the rest of the morning working the land in the time honoured way
  • After finishing all the activities, you will take a break and prepare lunch with a local family.
  • You will have lunch in local house with many local delicacies including Tam Huu spring roll, Banh xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region

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In the afternoon

  • At around 15:00, riding back to Hoi An town and you will start discovering this World Heritage site.
  • You will be introduced about many delights of Hoi An. From expert dressmakers and tailors, who will craft a complete outfit for you in a couple of days, to a dawn photo trip along the river or from a fun visit to Hoi An Local Market then following small alleys to see the Chinese Assembly Hall, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge and Tan Ky Ancient House and the China Town in the other side of the canal, you’ll find yourself miss that one-of-a-kind port town in every single road of your ahead travel.
  • At around 17:00, the tour will come to the end ad you have free time on your own later

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 6: HOI AN FREE AND EASY

  • You have your own free day in Hoi An ancient town

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 7: HOI AN – DANANG – HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR/THE DEPTHS OF THE UNDERGROUND    

In the morning

  • 08:30, you will be transferred to the airport in Danang and take your flight to Ho Chi Minh city
  • On your arrival in Ho Chi Minh city, our guide will warmly welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel and check in and have a rest (subject to the availability of room availability)
  • At noon time, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

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In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will start the tour of dynamic City, you will visit The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’.
  • The central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations.
  • The next site is Notre Dame Cathedral, which is considered the symbol of this dynamic city, is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh and reaches a height of up to 60 meters.
  • The last destination is Ben Thanh Local market (if time allows), which is a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset

Flight information:  Vietnam Airline VN117 DAD SGN 10:30 11:55

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Tan Son Nhat airport – Ho Chi Minh city center: 10 km/Driving: 30 minutes

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 8: HO CHI MINH – MY THO/TASTE OF MEKONG RIVER

In the morning

At 08:00, you will be met up by our guide and driver at your hotel and leave the hustle Saigon heading to My Tho, the closet delta town to Ho Chi Minh city. It will be a 90-minute driving through the small villages in the western region.

  • You will start your delta trip with a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda, the most beautiful and ancient pagoda in Mekong Delta.
  • Then take a boat trip on the great Mekong River (Tien River) to visit fish farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river and see 4 islets: Long (Dragon) islet, Lan (Unicorn) islet, Quy (Turtle) Islet and Phung (Phoenix) islet.
  • Proceed to Thoi Son Islet, visit farmers’ houses and gardens. Enjoy fruits and honey tea served by local people while listening to Tai Tu music – Traditional music of the Mekong people. Discover small canals of Mekong delta by hand rowing boat
  • Leaving Thoi Son, move by boat to visit Coconut – candy workshop and taste a hot coconut candy, Coconut handicrafts as souvenir.
  • Then you can walk and enjoy riding a horse-drawn carriage on country lanes to see some activities of the local farmers.
  • You will have lunch in a local restaurant at noon time

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In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will get back to the mainland where your priavte car is waiting and go back to Ho Chi Minh city.
  • At around 17:00, you will reach your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and the tour will come to the end with your own free time afterwards.

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho: 70 km/Driving: 1.5 hour

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 9: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNELS – FLY TO SIEM REAP/BACK TO THE WAR TIME

In the morning 

  • At 08:00, you will be met up by our guide at the lobby of the hotel after you have breakfast, then transferred to Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Cu Chi tunnels are famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war. By visiting this site, you will have a chance to look back to the War time of Vietnam and see how we fight the invaders
  • After spending time visiting these long tunnels, you will go to the local restaurant for lunch

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In the afternoon

  • After having lunch in a local restaurant, you will go back to Saigon and pay a visit The War Remnants Museum is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.
  • Around 16:00, you will be transferred to airport then take flight to Siem Reap at 19:25.

In the evening

  • Reach Siem Reap, our tour guide and drive will welcome you at the airport then pick up you to your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi: 90km/Driving: 1.5 hour

Flight information:  Vietnam Airline VN815 SGN REP 19:25 20:35

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 10: TEMPLES OF ANGKOR/TREASURE OF ASIA

In the morning

  • At 08:00, after breakfast at hotel, you start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area by exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which i famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King
  • Then, you visit the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares.
  • Lunch will be served in a local restaurant at noon time

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In the afternoon

  • After lunch, we stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight.
  • There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 11: SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP LAKE – DEPARTURE

In the morning

  • At 08:00, our guide and driver take you to Tonle Sap lake where you enjoy a boat ride. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh.
  • You 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
  • Lunch will be served in a local restaurant at noon time

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In the afternoon

  • Depending on your flight, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

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What's Included & Excluded

Included:

  • The accommodation in twin/double basis with breakfast (central location, highly recommended on Trip Advisor)
  • Experienced English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets as listed
  • Delicious meals with local food and tastes as listed (others are upon your request)
  • Air-conditioned transfer during the whole tour
  • Complimentary 1 bottle of water each day
  • Service charges and government tax
  • 1 International flight:
    – Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap
  • 2 Domestic flights:
    – Hanoi – Danang
    – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh

Excluded:

  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any unclarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide ($3-5/person/day for both guide and driver)
  • Bank fee
  • Any surcharge for holiday

Note:

  • Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at the airport on arrival
  • Itinerary can be run in reserve
  • Check in time is normally at 14.00; check out time is normally at 12.00. Early check-in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.

Price

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CHILDREN POLICY

AGE RANGE ROOM SHARING BED REQUEST CHARGE
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Existing bed FOC
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Extra bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Existing bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Extra bed 75 % tour price
Kid =< 12 years old 1 adult Existing bed 95% tour price
Kid >= 12 years old Any Existing bed 100% tour price
Policy for flight tickets will be issued by the Airlines

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