-HALONG- HUE-HOIAN -NHATRANG DALAT- HOCHIMINH
-MEKONG or vice versa
Come to discover the highlights of Vietnam on this 10 day program. From the Peaceful City of Hanoi, travel to the amazing Halong Bay, then up North to the Sapa hill station and through the heart of Vietnam’s vibrant past to majestic Hue and quaint Hoi An, finally to the bustling Saigon and to the fertile Mekong Delta and the Famous tourist site Angkor wat Cambodia.
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival ( D )
Arrive at NoiBai Airport in the morning. you are met with your local guide and transferred to hotel for check in and tour briefing. Late afternoon, orientation tour of the city which takes you to all cities’ landmarks including: The Opera House of Hanoi – a replica of Opera House in Paris, a strong colonial influence dated back in the early of the XX century . The Center of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem lake with a historic story about the foundation of Hanoi and the resistance war against the North Feudalism in XV century . The Old town of Hanoi, famous with many guild streets Evening is highlighted by Vietnamese dinner hosted by Vietnam Aventure tours AsiaPacific Travel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi- Halong - Hanoi (B,L)
One-day excursion to Halong Bay (180km). You will drive to Halong Bay past the countryside of the Red River Delta. Arrive in Halong at ~11.30, you set sail to the sea. Cruise around many island such as Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Thien Cung cave (literally known as ‘the cave of heaven’s palace, one of the biggest cave in Halong bay with 3 huge halls beautifully decorated by thousand of stalactites and stalagmites). If weather permit, you can swim in blue water of South China Sea. Seafood lunch on boat. Return Hanoi and overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi - Hue ( B, L )Flight
Breakfast at the hotel then you will visit the city's outstanding tourist sites: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the political area of Vietnam, learn about the history and the country’s constitution . One-pillar Buddhist Pagoda and The Temple of Literature (Confucius temple), a brief learning about two most popular religions in Vietnam . You also walk through the lively streets in the old quarter of Hanoi. Afternoon is the time for Ethnology Museum. Then transfer to the airport for flight to Hue.
Day 4: Hue -Danang - Hoian (B,L)
Have breakfast, relax and then take a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda. In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Then transfer to Hoian throught HaiVan tunnel. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Day 5: Hoian -Danang - Saigon (B, L)
Ammday is to explore Hoian town – the World Cultural Heritage; you can wander its peaceful narrow streets to see centuries-old architectures combining influences of many exotic trading communities. Evening flight to Hochiminh city. Meet atairport and transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Hochiminh city - Mekong Mytho (B,L)
Heading out of the town, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta, Vietnam's largest rice bowl. On arrival in My Tho we embark on a boat navigating around the intricate small canals in the delta region, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up. This thrilling excursion will pass the lush green vegetation before arriving on an island. Here we have opportunities to visit some fascinating local industries, stroll around an orchard and taste many seasonal fruits. After feasting on a huge lunch we return to Ho Chi Minh, stopping off along the way to see the beautiful Ving Trang Pagoda and the Cho Lon, Saigon’s Chinatown, which is crammed with fascinating temples and mysterious, narrow lanes.Overnight at hotel.
Day 7 : Visit Cuchi tunnel and Hochiminh city tour (B,L)
You visit to the Cu Chi tunnels located just 70km from the center of Saigon. During the war, this area was called "Iron Triangle" and was the basement of Vietnamese Army (Viet Cong) against the American. Now the whole area serves as a museum with lively-displays about the struggle of Vietnamese people during 1960s. Return to Saigon and Enjoy quick observation tour of the busiest city in Vietnam, you will drive pass by the Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral - two of the city's architectural landmarks. Last minutes shopping and packing. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 8: Hochiminh - Siemreap (B,D)MorningFlight
Breakfast then transfer to the airport for flight to Siem reap.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, greeting by our friendly tour guide, then you will be transferred direct to hotel (room may ready at noon).
This afternoon, start your visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King & Ta Prohm. This evening enjoy dinner with Khmer Traditional Dance Show at local restaurant and overnight at hotel.
Day 9:Siemreap (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel
Continue to the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.
Afternoon, we drive out (35 km) and visit the famous Banteay Srei (Citadel of Women). On the way back stop at Pradark Village, where you will see the villagers making palm sugar, handicraft for selling to tourist. It’s a nice chance for you to see the local people living at the country side with their struggling for daily life. Return to hotel for overnight
Day 10: Siemreap Departure (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel
We drive to visit Mechrey Natural Tourism, located 15km at south west of Siem Reap province. You will have chance to explore a real Cambodian life style with beautiful picture squares along the way. Enjoy Ox cart riding about 20-30 minutes. Then switch to take boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to discover the floating villages, schools, pagoda and flooded forests and bird watching (this area is about 6km from bird Sanctuary at Preak Toal). Return back to Siem Reap for lunch and then transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure.
Rate in USD per person - Validity until 30 September 2017
( Except 2- 4 Sep 2017 )
Tour Cost includes:
- Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicated.
- Meals as indicated ( L ) at the local restaurant, Breakfast at hotel.
- International flight Hochiminh city to Siemreap
- 2 domestic flights : Hanoi - Hue, Danang – Saigon with Vietnam airline
- English or French speaking guide
- Entrance fees.
- Boat trip in Halong Bay, Perfume River, Nhatrang, Tiengiang river in Mytho.
- Twin-share accommodation ( AC room)
Tour Cost excludes:
-Drinks, Other meals.
-Personal expenses, Visa to Vietnam/ Cambodia.
-Entrance fee for photo or video camera to the sites.
-Others not mentioned in the price above
-Tips and gratitude for guide, porters and drivers
Trip starts in Hanoi and ends in Siemreap Cambodia
indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner) Vietnamese