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Vietnam with Angkor Wat - 14 Days

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Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An - Danang - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
- Watch a water puppetry performance in Hanoi - Immerse in Halong Bay's picturesque scenery - Discover the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels - Cruise tributaries of the Mekong in a traditional-style boat - Marvel at the incredible UNESCO World Heritage-listed Angkor Wat
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Day 1 Hanoi

Activities for today: Upon arrival in Hanoi, your tour guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to relax or head out into the city for a little adventure on your own.

 

Day 2 Hanoi

Breakfast, Lunch

Activities for today: After breakfast, explore Hanoi by touring some major historic sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House on Stilt, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoa Lo Prison, and Temple of Literature.

In the afternoon, pay a visit to the Museum of Ethnology, and then head to Hanoi's fascinating Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. After that, enjoy a water puppet show before getting back to your hotel.

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: It holds the embalmed remains of Ho Chi Minh. Visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a highlight for many locals' visits to the capital, and very few Vietnamese visiting Hanoi pass up a chance for a pilgrimage to the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence. It is closed every Monday and Friday, November and December closed for maintain.

Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts: It is the house president Ho Chi Minh lived on and off from 1958 to 1969. It was constructed by the official French architect for Vietnam. Like most French Colonial architecture, the palace is pointedly European. The house is an interpretation of a traditional rural dwelling, and has been preserved just as Ho left it.

One Pillar Pagoda: It is a Buddhist temple in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex near Ba Dinh Square, a replica of an older temple that was built in 1049 and destroyed in 1954.It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.

Hoa Lo Prison: It was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War when it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton".

Temple of Literature: It is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi. The temple hosts the "Imperial Academy", Vietnam's first national university. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place.

Museum of Ethnology: It focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. It is widely considered to be the finest modern museum in Vietnam and a tourist attraction in Hanoi.

Old Quarter of Hanoi (by Rickshaw): It is said that it includes 36 old streets and guilds. It is an area well-known for the history, the architecture, the enormous amount and diversity of products and even the everyday life of its residents.

Hoan Kiem Lake: It is a lake in the historical center of Hanoi. The lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life.

Ngoc Son Temple: The temple supposedly dates back to the fourteenth century, although the current buildings were probably built in the eighteenth century. The temple is dedicated to the hero Tran Hung Dao, who defeated a force of 300,000 sent to invade Vietnam by the Mongol Emperor Kublai Khan. There are also altars dedicated to the scholars Van Xuong and La To, the patron saint of physicians.

Water Puppet Show: It is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century CE when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam.

 

 

Note: Please note that  the HCM  Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays.

 

Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay

Private vehicle
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner on ship

Activities for today: After breakfast, drive about 3 hours from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Upon arrival, embark the ship and enjoy a relaxing Halong Bay cruise. Here you can see nearly 2,000 limestone islands dotting the sea and traditional sampans and junks sailing on the glinting water, and grottos, thick forests and hidden coves. A variety of optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip.

Halong Bay Cruise: You can see nearly 2,000 limestone islands dot the sea and traditional sampans and junks sail the glinting water, grottos, thick forests, and hidden coves, it will be a real ocean adventure! A variety of optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip.

 

Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

Private vehicle, Flight Economy Class
Breakfast

Activities for today: Continue your unforgettable Halong Bay cruise and enjoy brunch before you disembark the ship at around 10:00 am.

Your guide and driver will meet you at the pier, then drive back to Hanoi to take the flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, be greeted and escorted to the hotel in Hoi An. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Halong Bay Cruise: You can see nearly 2,000 limestone islands dot the sea and traditional sampans and junks sail the glinting water, grottos, thick forests, and hidden coves, it will be a real ocean adventure! A variety of optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving will definitely add more fun to this trip.

 

Day 5 Hoi An

Breakfast, Lunch

Activities for today: After breakfast, go around the tiny town of Hoi An to visit the Japanese Bridge, the famous Chinese Temple, and Vietnamese former merchant's house. Later, you will visit the home of a craftsman in the old street of Hoi An Town and discover the daily life of Hoi An people. You will have the chance to enjoy making a lantern and keep it as a souvenir. After the tour, you might want to explore this charming town on your own.

Japanese Bridge: The bridge was constructed in the early 1600s by the Japanese community, roughly 40 years before they left the city to return to Japan under the strict policy of sakoku enforced by the Tokugawa Shogunate, and renovated in 1986. Today, it's the symbol of Hoi An.

Chinese Temple: It's called the 'Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregation' and Built in 1757.

Vietnamese former merchants house: 200 years old house ever the place for Vietnamese merchants to have meetings and share information.

Lantern Making: Those beautiful Asian lanterns are hand made in Hoi An Vietnam by small family owned businesses. The frames are made out of bamboo. Everything is hand made using bamboo, paper, and wood

 

Day 6 Hoi An - Danang-Hue

Private vehicle
Breakfast, Lunch

Activities for today: Drive to Hue in the morning. On the way, visit Non Nuoc Beach, the famous Marble Mountain, and Cham Museum. Then enjoy the views of the coast, and overlook Da Nang from the top of Hai Van Pass.

Have lunch at a local restaurant in Da Nang. You will arrive in Hue in the afternoon, check in upon arrival and have some free time on your own.

Hai Van Pass: It is an approximately 21 km long mountain pass on National Route 1A in Vietnam. It traverses a spur of the larger Annamite Range that juts into the South China Sea, Its name refers to the mists that rise from the sea, reducing visibility. It is good spot to appreciate the scenic Mountain and sea.

Non Nuoc Beach: It is a white sandy beach on the outskirts of Da Nang is renowned for both its spectacular beauty and for its history as an R&R destination for American troops during the Vietnam War. Today, the beach is home to expensive resorts, surfing and entertainment facilities.

Cham Museum: The Cham Museum's first building was opened in 1919, it is famous with its Cham sculptures.

Marble Mountains: This group of 5 mountains, whose names represent the 5 elements, Popular place for spiritual retreat and pilgrimage, is composed of several pagodas Buddhist, remnants of the Champa civilization and caves inside the mountains, natural caves formed by erosion, water and the passage of time.

 

Day 7 Hue

Breakfast, Lunch

Activities for today: After breakfast, you will visit the Royal Tomb of King Minh Mang. Then sail the Perfume River by royal dragon boat to Thien Mu Pagoda. Continue to visit the Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Finally, absorb the energy, sounds, and smells of the bustling Dong Ba Market.

Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang: It is the final resting place of one of the Nguyen Dynasty's staunchest Confucians, whose reign represents the apex of Nguyen power over the country.

Perfume River: It is a river that crosses the city of Hue. In the autumn, flowers from orchards upriver from Hue fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma, hence the soubriquet.

Thien Mu Pagoda: Built in 1601 between a river and a pine forest, the Thien Mu Pagoda ("Heavenly Lady Pagoda") in Hue is one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country.

Imperial Citadel: It is comparatively modern in European terms. Built over thirty years in the early part of the 19th century, the Citadel encompasses three ‘courts’ covering a total of 6 km.

Forbidden Purple City: Following the design of the Forbidden City in China yet with distinctive inspiration, Hue proudly holds this site as its major attractions luring world-wide Vietnam tours fans.

Dong Ba Market: one of the romantic Hue's symbols. What consists in the attraction towards this market is the preservation of ancient distinctiveness. Tourists can see all the typical features of a traditional Vietnamese market.

 

Day 8 Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

Flight, Economy Class
Breakfast

Activities for today: After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to your hotel for some rest. The rest of the day is yours to relax in the hotel or explore the city on your own.

 

Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City

Breakfast, Lunch

Activities for today: This morning, set out for the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnels, and then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City to visit the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace). Ben Thanh Market, Old Saigon Post Office and Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) are absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.

Cu Chi Tunnels: This tunnel system was established and used by the Vietcong during the war of independence. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for Vietnam tours visitors. This gigantic underground network connects villages around, making it a wonderful destination for all kinds of Vietnam tours.

War Remnants: War Remnants operated by the Vietnamese government, the museum was opened in September 1975. The museum comprises a series of eight themed rooms in several buildings, with period military equipment located within a walled yard.

Reunification Palace: Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. It was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

Ben Thanh Market: The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and one of symbols of Ho Chi Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.

Old Saigon Post Office: One of Vietnam tourists favourite travel site in Ho Chi Minh City, was designed and constructed by the famous architect Gustave Eiffel, the fellow who also built the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty. Built between 1886 and 1891, Saigon Post Office is a functioning and also the largest post office in Vietnam and worth visiting just for its architecture.

Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat): Home to many French colonial buildings, Dong Khoi Street has witnessed many changes in Ho Chi Minh City. During the French occupation, it was the centre of glamour and was called Rue Catinat.It became Tu Do or Freedom Street during the Vietnam War. When the Communists took over Saigon in the late 1970s, the name changed again to Dong Khoi, which means Total Revolution.

 

Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City

Private vehicle(Drive from Ho Chi Minh City to Mekong delta area )
Breakfast, Lunch

Activities for today: After breakfast, enjoy a special day in the Mekong Delta. Here you can observe the rural life of the people living along the Mekong and have a homemade meal in a local family. Be escorted back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.

One day Mekong Delta with homemade meal: After breakfast at the hotel, today we take the special one day with homemade meal.

0800 In the morning you head out of the bustling city to Mekong Delta Area at Ben Tre city.

Upon arrival, begin your boat cruise on the Ham Luong River to MoCay district. On the way, you can see the marvelous green of coconut plant along the river with the peace & fresh air….

Stop to explore the area and visit coconut processing workshop there.

Walking on the village under the shadows of trees, you will feel the Mekong real life of the local people.

Take a lam trip (Motor cart) to see more local workshops making some productions from coconut trees as brush & ropes…

Goodbye the driver of motor cart, you will have a short walk in the village to see Mr. TámNhu House‘s garden with the fruit tasting …

Enjoying sampan along the cannel for ten minutes and cruise for a homemade lunch at authentic house.

The lunch will be served on the river bank with some dishes such as fish fried on banana leaf,  Spring Rolls & more local food....

After meal, take your time walking to surrounding area for more local life exploration. See house farm rooster.  

Return to Ho Chi Minh City or next destination.

 

Day 11 Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

Flight, Economy Class
Breakfast

Activities for today: You will have some free time till your guide escorts you to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, your local tour guide will meet you and escort you to your hotel.

 

Day 12 Siem Reap

Breakfast, Lunch

Activities for today: After breakfast, head to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, and then visit Bayon Temple and the Elephant Terrace. Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat, a World Heritage Site, then enjoy the sunset view on Bakheng Hill (or at less crowded Pre Rup temple).

South Gate of Angkor Thom: The south gate of Angkor Thom is 7.2 km north of Siem Reap, and 1.7 km north of the entrance to Angkor Wat. The walls, 8 m high and flanked by a moat, are each 3 km long, enclosing an area of 9 km2. You can see the giant statues in line at the both sides of the gate, gods in a line and the other are devils.

Bayon Temple: It is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes.

Elephants Terrace: Elephants Terrace was used by Angkor's king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army. It was attached to the palace of Phimeanakas, which only a few ruins remain.

Angkor Wat: Angkor Wat is the largest and most breathtaking monument at Angkor. Built as the funerary temple for Suryavarman II, who ruled from 1112 to 1152, Angkor never fails to reward the Cambodia tour fans with its grand scale, surreal bas reliefs and unbelievable attention to detail.

Bakheng Hill (Bakheng Temple): It is a Hindu temple in the form of a temple mountain. Located atop Bakheng Hill, it is nowadays a popular tourist spot for sunset views of the much bigger temple Angkor Wat.

 

Day 13 Siem Reap

Breakfast, Lunch

Activities for today: If the weather permits, you could take the early morning trip to witness the stunning sunrise view at Angkor Wat. Have breakfast at the hotel, or let the hotel prepare a breakfast box for you. Start the day by visiting some local villages on the way to Banteay Srei. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Visit Ta Prohm Temple and Ta Keo Temple before spending some time at leisure in the late afternoon.

Banteay Srei: It's almost every Cambodia tour maker's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving.

Local villages along the way to Banteay Srei: interact with the local community to learn about the way of life here. Seize the opportunity to see how rice paper is produced and to taste Palm Wine and Palm Sugar, which are a popular local produce (seasonal).

Ta Prohm Temple: The photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors. It is famous because of the film "Tomb Raider" also.

Ta Keo Temple: It is a temple-mountain, possibly the first to be built entirely of sandstone by Khmers. Like Pre Rup, it has five sanctuary towers arranged in a quincunx, built on the uppermost level of five-tier pyramid consisting of overlapping terraces (a step pyramid ), surrounded by moat, as a symbolic depiction of Mount Meru. Its particularly massive appearance is due to the absence of external decorations, as carving had just begun when the works stopped, besides an elaborate use of perspective effects. It is considered an example of the so-called Khleang style

 

Day 14 Siem Reap

Activities for today: You will have some free time till your guide meets you and escorts you to the airport for your flight back home.

 

COVID-19 Travel Regulations

 

Vietnam

Published 16.05.2022

COVID-19 entry regulations lifted on 15 May 2022.

 

Cambodia

Published 21.07.2022

Passengers are subject to a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival at their own expense.

-This does not apply to passengers with a COVID-19 vaccination certificate showing that they were fully vaccinated. Vaccines accepted are Abdala, AstraZeneca(SK Bioscience), AstraZeneca(Vaxzevria), Convidecia(CanSinoBio), CanSinoBIo(Convidecia), Clover(SCB-2019), Covaxin, Covishield, Covovax, Curevac, EpiVacCorona IMBCAMS, Janssen, Moderna(Spikevax), Nuvaxovid(Novavax), Pfizer-BioNTech(Comirnaty), Sanofi-GSK, Sinopharm(BIBP), Sinovac, Soberana01, Soberana 02, Soberana Plus, Sputnik Light and Sputnik V.

 

Tour Includes :

1. Admission fees of the scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.

2. Meals as specified in the itinerary. If you temporarily cancel a meal for personal reason during the tour, the cost is non-refundable. Our company reserves the flexibility to arrange a meal with equal value in your tour or make other arrangements.

No drinks include in the meal.

3. Transportation Flights or train as listed in the itinerary.

Airport tax and fuel fee included, economy class.  

4. Sightseeing As outlined in the itinerary will be escorted with English-speaking guide;

*Please note that our English-speaking guide and driver provided for you in each city or area will not fly with you from one city to another.

* We reserves the right to vary the sequence of sightseeing and/or to re-route the order of cities if that will enable you to visit all listed excursions. In either case, the itinerary content will be maintained to the extent possible and there are no refunds for any unused or unavailable excursions.

5. Accommodation with daily breakfast in the program *Check-in & Check-out time: generally check in is after 2 pm and check out before 12 pm (noon). Early check and late checkout are subject to room availability and may generate additional full day room rate.

6. Private transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in each city or area by private air-conditioned vehicle with driver and English-speaking guide as listed in the itinerary.

* The transfer service on arrival and departure date is for the whole group at one time. If separate transfers are requested, extra charge will be needed.

7. Daily bottle of drinking water

8. Service charge the planning, handling, operational and communication charges & Government Taxes.


 

 

Tour Excludes :

1. Flight/Accommodation/Sightseeing NOT specified in the itinerary.

2. Visa fee

3. Gratuities tips to guides, driver etc.

* We recommend USD 5-8 per traveler per day as tips for the guide and USD 3-6 per traveler per day as tips for the driver. However you might pay more or less depending on their services.

4. Travel Insurance Please kindly note that the full coverage travel insurance from your country of origin should be purchased in advance on your own.

5. Personal expenses such as room service, internet charge, laundry, drink, fax, telephone call, optional activities, etc.

6. Excess Baggage Charges

7. Optional tours

 

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