Vietnam Highlights & Cambodia 10 Days-AVT21

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This special designed program combining Vietnam and Cambodia for whom do not have much time but  love  the hidden charms  of Vietnam Highlights as Hanoi 1000 year old Capital ,Amazing Halong Bay , Ancient Capital Hue , Peaceful romantic Hoian Ancient town , Dynamic Saigon , Beautiful floating life in Mekong  and the mystical treasures of Angkor in Cambodia with  unique experiences… The tour is flexible can start in Hanoi (Vietnam) and end in Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Day 1 : Hanoi Arrival: Xin Chao!
Welcome to Hanoi: Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital 1000 years old . Your driver and guide will welcome  you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon enjoy a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter’s narrow streets lined with French colonial buildings – followed by a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing and real local life of Vietnam  from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture. Savor a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotels in Hanoi.

Day 2 : Hanoi City Tour.
After Breakfast ,  Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital; with its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone.

You will visit most attractive  sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace; the Temple of Literature, the tranquil Tran Quoc Pagoda, West Lake; and your choice of one of the city’s museums (either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum). Conclude yo, one of Hanoi’s fabric markets. And checking out special museum Hoa Lo Prison  where French arrested Vietnamese political  prisoners then US Pilots gave name as Hanoi Hilton
Free  evening, you may wish to take a peaceful stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword), a pretty lake steeped in Arturian-style legend. On weekends ,the  traffic around Hoan Kiem Lake is closed off and the area is transformed into a pedestrian space. But this pedestrian area is so much more than just a haven from the chaos of everyday traffic; it is an important community space. You can find families and couples out for a leisurely stroll, musicians performing to crowds, children (and adults) cruising around on two-wheeled hoover boards or roller skates. It is lively and a great feeling!
Note:  
– Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday morning and during 
  the months of from September to November 
– Ethnology Museum is closed on Monday and Friday morning.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotels in Hanoi.

Day 3  : Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
After Breakfast , Your guide and driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel then set out on a 3 to 4 hour drive  along beautiful peaceful countryside to the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site:.
Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard while  we  are sailing  out into the mystical bay of thousand stunning Limestone Islands . In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting) where you enjoy soft adventure Kayaking to see amazing islands , lagoons ….back to Boat , Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.

Day 4  : Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue Ancient Capital
Lazy morning Awake early or relaxing  and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore  the bay’s largest Sung Sot Cave with colorful limestone  . Return to the junk for brunch then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City, where driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport to catch your short flight to Hue, the former Royal Capital of Vietnam. Upon arrival, get transferred to your hotel in the city.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

Day 5 : Hue City Tour – Danang – Hoian.

Hue was  first place in Vietnam declared by UNESCO to be World Culture Heritage Site in 1993
After Breakfast we start your day with a visit to the Oldest  Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the 1800s. With a six-mile wall and a surrounding moat, it was modeled after the Forbidden City . In the spacious courtyard area visit the Dien Tho Palace, Thai Hoa Palace, Hall of Mandarins, and the original Nine Dynastic Urns. Travel into the countryside to see the Tomb of Tu Duc. The longest reigning Vietnamese emperor, Tu Duc designed and built this elegant tomb during his lifetime, using it as a retreat for meditation, reading and theater performances. Depart Hue for the scenic mountainous drive to Hoian. Stop at the fishing village of Lang Co for a drink and at the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam, to admire the spectacular views. Upon arrival, check in your hotel. Rest of the day you are at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.

Day 6  : Hoian Town Waking Tour.

You Enjoy  your time for relaxation as you immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 15th to 18th centuries Hoian was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk still produced in the region. Today, Hoian is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tan Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to shop-amazing place for Tailor made clothes , Silver , Sunglasses …or Massage or  explore the town or relax on Cua Dai Beach.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.

Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Saigon.
Having  breakfast at the hotel then drive to Danang Airport to take your flight to Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon or Ho Chi Minh City .

We  Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant of your choosing then set out on a guided city tour. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. Visit the War Remnants Museum, learn about Vietnam’s recent history at Reunification Palace, visit the nearby neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the City’s Centre Post Office before passing by the ornate Opera Theatre and the City Hall. Finally, end up at the Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 8 : Saigon – Mekong Delta  – Siemreap
Today you spend a day away from the busy city of Saigon and drive to Ben Tre Province of Peaceful

On arrival we  board on your private boat for a glimpse at the delta scenery while enjoying coconut juice. Experience the unique lifestyle of the Mekong Delta as you visit  different Islands of  fruit orchards, coconut groves, brick workshops, and home-made products such as coconut candies, rice cakes, handicrafts etc. After a short walk to visit a local family to learn how they make sedge mat and enjoy tea, tropical fruits while you listen to Traditional Music , take “Xe Loi” –Motor Carts or Tuk Tuk  through peaceful Fruit Gardens like Safari of local Houses and real local life  and paddle on Rowing Boat through picturesque of Coco nut Canals  . Stop at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch. Then the  boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre where your car will take you back to Airport flying to Siemreap
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siemreap

 

Day 9 : Siem Reap – Angkor Temples.
As Bucketlist in life ,   Angkor Wats  Built to replicate the heavens on earth, this dazzling temple complex is every bit as striking as it looks in photographs.
Enjoy an entire day devoted to the mystical and ancient Angkor Temples. After an early breakfast at the hotel you set out to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Leaving Angkor Thom by the North Gate, you travel to Tomb Raider Temple or Ta Prohm temple  where you see special design and also called Jungle Temple. After lunch of traditional Khmer food, head to the mystical, jungle-entwined and then on to the most famous Khmer temple: Angkor Wat. Constructed as a Hindu monument, later dedicated to Buddha, Angkor Wat is the largest temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architect.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 10: Siem Reap Depart to Bangkok
Relaxing and having Breakfast at Hotel , then we  drive to the airport to catch your departure flight. Good bye & Safe travels!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

 

Tour  Included

  • Accommodations with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of a private tour guide (English/ French speaking).
  • Halong Bay cruise shared  (2 days/ 1 night package).
  • Mekong Cruise Private Boat package
  • Internal Flights : Hanoi-Hue , Danang-Ho Chi Minh , Saigon-Siemreap
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
  • Walking Tour in Hoian Ancient Town.
  • Learn about Nguyen’s Dynasty on the trip to Hue.
  • Experience Eco-tour in Hoi An.
  • Admire Angkor Wat and its temple complex.

Tour  Excluded

  • International flights into Vietnam and out Cambodia.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa fee.