Vietnam and Cambodia Highlights

Tour Code:
P206
A$2,527.00
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Duration: 13 Days | 12 Nights
Tour Availability: All year round
Destination: Vietnam and Cambodia

Experience the magic of Cambodia and Vietnam on a 2-week guided tour. Experience the ancient temples of Angkor Archaeological Park, including the infamous Angkor Wat. See the spectacular ‘Phare, the Cambodian Circus,’ an acrobatic performance by local youth. In Ho Chi Minh, you’ll sail on a speedboat toward the Cu Chi tunnels, where guerrilla fighters once hid from combatant forces during the Vietnam War; here, a Viet Cong veteran will share his harrowing experiences with you.

Day 1: Arrival Hanoi
Xin Chao. Welcome to Viet Nam. Today you will take your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. You will be offered a welcome drink and the tour briefings in the hotel lobby. Then check into the hotel for refreshments (standard check in time 2:00pm). The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 2: City Tour Of Hanoi (B)
After breakfast you will take an in-depth tour of the most interesting sites in Hanoi. The tour includes the visits to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday, all daily afternoon, October and November. During closed time, you will visit outside) - Ba Dinh Square – The old residence of Ho Chi Minh – One Pillar Pagoda – Ethnological Museum – Temple of Literature – Ngoc Son Temple. Afterwards you will take an in-depth walking tour of Hanoi Old Quarter for an overview of the local life and businesses – enjoy an hour water pupper show before your return to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours.

Day 3: Hanoi – Cruise On Halong Bay – Overnight On Board (B/L/D)
You will take a 4 hour drive on a countryside road through the paddy fields to Ha Long Bay, one of New Seven Natural Wonders. Upon arrival at the harbor, you will board a traditional boat – set sail through the limestone islands – have a nice seafood lunch – take a sampan ride to visit a traditional fishing village – attend a short cooking class - settle down on the upper deck for some drinks whilst watching the sunset – enjoy a delicious dinner. The rest of the day is your leisure. Why not play cards, try your luck at fishing, watch movies or simply enjoy some drinks and chat with your friends at the bar on board.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue (B)
Up early – top deck – Tai Chi! Then you will enjoy your light breakfast – disembark for an easy exploration of the cave close by – return to your boat - check out your cabins – enjoy a nice brunch while sailing back to land. Upon arrival at the harbor, board your private transfer and head back to the airport in Ha Noi. On the way back (if your time permits), visit Ba Vang Pagoda - a ceramic factory. Afterwards proceed to the airport for your departure flight. upon arrival in Hue, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is yours.

Day 5: Tour Of Hue Old City (B)
After breakfast you will take an in-depth tour of this historical city. The itinerary includes visits to: Cau Ngoi Village – the countryside market - The Hue Old Citadel, which contains the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden City – Thien Mu Pagoda – Minh Mang Tomb. Afterward return to the hotel for your refreshment. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 6: Hue – Countryside Activities – Afternoon Drive to Hoian (B/L)
8h30: Pick up the guests at their hotel and start biking to Thanh Toan Village where the famous “Thanh Toan Tile Roofed Bridge” is located. On the way, you can’t help surprising to catch the images of the bustling morning local market, the green rice fields, majestic family temples as well as the daily life of local people crossing the zigzag path of the village.

10h00: Arrive at Thanh Toan Tile roofed Bridge – a truly unique ancient bridge in Vietnam, and visit Agricultural Museum with a wide variety of agricultural tools exhibited to explain the details of Vietnamese life and culture.

10h15: Row the boat with the villager on Nhu Y River to enjoy spectacular sceneries and explore how they catch the fish by using some old tools such as fishing trap, casting net, etc. After observing, you can join hand with them to catch your own fish.
Get back to our “Eco Home” where you can see around the vegetable garden with many kinds grown by local farmer such as: Malabar spinach, gourd, fiber melon, winter melon, fig…

12h00: Join cooking class to learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Hue special such as fig salad with shrimp and meat and spring roll. After the lesson, enjoy what you have just cooked and some other local dishes

13h30 – 14h00: Ride back to the city. End of your Eco trip to Thanh Toan village.

Then, you will take a 3 hour drive south along the coast road with stops at the top of Hai Van pass (Cloudy Pass), continue to Hoian. Stay overnight in Hoian.

Day 7: Morning Walking Tour – Afternoon Leisure (B)
After breakfast at hotel, you will take an in-depth walking tour of the most interesting sites in Hoi An, which include the Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Tan Ky Ancient House, and the vibrant market. Afterwards return to the hotel for refreshments. Afternoon is your own leisure time. Stay overnight in Hoian.

Day 8: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Saigon (B)
Today you will be free until your transfer to the Da Nang airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day will be at your leisure.

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnels – Tour of Saigon City (B)
After breakfast you will take an in-depth tour of the most interesting sites in Saigon City. Today’s experiences include: Cu Chi Tunnels – The War Remnant Museum – Reunification Hall – Notre Dame Cathedral and The Central Post office nearby – Ben Thanh Market. Afterwards return to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Day 10: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Countryside Experience – Ho Chi Minh (B/L)
Have breakfast at hotel. Your full day tour start:
• Drive away the noise of city life to reach Tam vu - the kingdom of dragon fruits plantation. We may stop at any garden on way and enjoy a special kind of dragon fruit- the red one
• The busy market with colorful flowers and fruits and vegetables, catfish, turtle...will give you a wonderful photo for countryside life
• Not only dragon fruits but also rice, corn, chili field on way down a ferry station will bring you to another picture of mekong delta
• Hop on a bike (or motobike) to get on a green island full of coconut and sour-sop. Let stop at a local how to see what do they do with coconut, water hyercinth weaving, brooms and coconut leaf roof made
• Let try a new taste with cool cannal by a sampan

Afternoon, you will drive back hotel in Ho chi Minh. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Siem Reap (B)
Today you will fly to Siem Reap. Arrival Siem Reap airport, you will be picked up and escorted you to hotel. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 12: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples Tour (B)
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.

Visit to Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery, and 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.

Day 13: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
You are at leisure till transfer to the airport for flight back home. End of services.

Tour Price:
• Price shown is for a person based on twin share accommodation, for the travel period indicated.
• All prices displayed are subject to availability and can be withdrawn or varied without notice.
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• Itineraries are subject to change without prior notice due to weather conditions, emergencies on board or any unforeseen situation.

Inclusions:
• Transportation in private vehicle with driver
• Hotel at mentioned, hotel at Double/ Twin room
• Meal as mentioned in the program (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• English speaking guide
• Mineral water during tour

Exclusions:
• All domestic and international flights
• Other meals, tips, drinks
• International airport tax
• Single room supplements
• Peak season surcharges
• Personal expenses
• Travel insurance, visas
• Any optional additional tours or activities during free time
• Early check in/late check- out at your hotel
• Covid test and anything related to covid

Please note:
• Pricing may be subject to availability and seasonal variations.
• All our programs must be reserved at least 30 days in advance (subject to availability).
• Customers can request a re-quote if they want to add, remove or replace any of the proposed activities.
• Airfare, either domestic or international, is not included.
• Travel insurance is not included but is recommended.

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