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16 Day Vietnam Cambodia Colourful Deluxe Tour

This well paced 16 day tour comprise of all the must see sights of Vietnam and Cambodia. Vietnam with the historic Hanoi, spectacular Halong Bay cruising, the ancient citadel of Hue, the old town Hoi An, and the hustle bustle of Saigon with lively nightlife and mouthwatering street food are awaiting your discovery. Cambodia will show you the massive and astonishing Angkor Wat Complex, the simple life style on Tonele Sap River and much more..!

HIGHLIGHTS


16 days exploring Vietnam and Cambodia
14 Comfortable stays at well-selected 4 star hotels, 1 cruise overnight
2 domestic flights : Ha Noi to Da Nang, Hue to Ho Chi Minh City
4 UNESCO cultural heritage sites: Hue, Hoi An, My Son, Angkor Wat
A fantastic Ho Chi Minh City experience and historic Hanoi full day tour
Cruising and one night on 4 star cruise ship in magnificent Halong Bay
Meals as mentioned
Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
All private transportation
Experienced English guide
All sightseeing tickets
Services charges and government tax
Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
24/7 hotline support guaranteed


OVERVIEW

 
 
Day
 
Destination
 
Activity
 
Meal
Day 1
Hanoi
Hanoi Arrival. Pick up at airport then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hanoi
 
Day 2
Hanoi
Hanoi City Tour. Overnight in Hanoi
B, L
Day 3
Halong
Visit Halong Bay. Overnight on cruise
B, L, D
Day 4
Hanoi
Continue visiting Halong bay. Back to Hanoi
B, L
Day 5
Hoi An
Fly to Hoi An. Pick up at airport then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hoi An
B
Day 6
Hoi An
Visit My Son Sanctuary. Overnight in Hoi An
B, L
Day 7
Hue
Transfer to Hue. Overnight in Hue
B
Day 8
Hue
Hue City Tour. Overnight in Hue
B, L
Day 9
Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Pick up at airport then transfer to hotel. Overnight in HCM City
B
Day 10
Ho Chi Minh City
 
Visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
B, L
Day 11
Phnom Penh

Bus to Phnom Penh. Overnight in Phnom Penh
B
Day 12
Phnom Penh
Phnom Penh City Tour
B
Day 13
Siem Reap
Bus to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap
B
Day 14
Siem Reap
Siem Reap Tour
B, L, D
Day 15
Siem Reap
Siem Reap Free Day
B
     Day 16                                 Siem Reap Departure             B
Day 1 – Hanoi arival
We will pick you up at airport then transfer to your hotel. The rest of day is at your leisure. We recommend you to take a slow walk around Hoan Kiem Lake, which is very scenic, so remember to bring your camera. In walking distance from your hotel, you can go to Thang Long theatre where you can enjoy traditional Vietnamese water puppet show. Another option is to do some shopping, you will find plenty of shops in the old town as well as street night market. Should you wish to taste famous Vietnamese coffee, you will find many coffee shops in French style with a view to the lake. Overnight in Hanoi. 

Day 2 – Hanoi city tour (B, L)
You will be picked up for city tour at around 08:00 - 08:30 am, then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam). 12:00: Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, the Guide will take you to visit either Bat Trang pottery village (applied on Mon, Wed & Fri) or the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu & Sat). Then, visiting the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters, and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration.
Tour ends around 16h00 - 17h00. Leisure time. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 – Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Breakfast at hotel.

At around 8:15: Our SHUTTLE BUS with tour guide will pick you up at your hotels.

10h30: Stopover in Hai Duong city  where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products.

12h30: Arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Followed by activities:

+ Boarding FLAMINGO CRUISEs for departure.

+ Welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager.

+ Great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets, through Hoa Cuong floating village.

+ Exploration of Halong Bay passing by Soi Sim Beach, Coconut Three Island. Then arrive in the area of Surprising Cave.

+ Visit the SURPRISING CAVE (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong and then kayaking at the emerald water.

+ Enjoy sunset party with fruits and wine.

19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, Our luxury set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.

Overnight in Cruise Ship.

Day 4 – Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

06:15: Tai Chi class on the Sun-deck.

07:15: Have light breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.

07:30: Swimming or climbing up to the mountain and getting a complete view of Halong Bay at Titov Beach

09:30: Check out time. Then joining our COOKING CLASS on the sun-deck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.

10h15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.

11:30: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Pier. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive back to Hanoi.

16:00: Arrive in Hanoi.

Leisure time. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5 – Hanoi – Hoi An (B)
Breakfast at hotel. You will be transferred to airport for a short flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, we will pick up and transfer you to hotel in Hoi An town (approximate 45 minutes). The rest of day is at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6 – My Son Sanctuary tour (B, L)
Our guide will pick you up at around 8.15 am and take you to My Son, a World Heritage site, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. You will learn about the Cham history and how this massive sanctuary was built. My Son is a complex consisting of more than 65 architectural towers and temples dating back to 4th century. The site was used for religious ceremonies for Kings of the ruling dynasty as well as burial site for national heroes and royal family up to the 19th century. My Son is considered to be of same historical significance as Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. After the visit, you will be taken about 30km by bus and embark on boat for the trip back along the Thu Bon River back to Hoi An. Drop off at hotel. The rest of day is at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 – Hue – Hoi An by private car (B)
Leave Hoi An for Hue, enroutes we will have some stops for taking photos like Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass. Upon Arrival in Hue, check-in hotel, you will have the rest of the day is at leisure to discover the town on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8 – Hue city full day (B, L)
You will be picked up at 8.30 am then transfered to visit the Imperial Citadel, this was the center of power for the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled between 1802 and 1945. Here, we will visit Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City. We will board a boat for a wonderful trip on Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu pagoda where you will enjoy a vegetarian meal prepared by the local nuns. The afternoon continues with a visit to the fantastic tombs of the emperors Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. Our guides will give you a deep understanding of the King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life. The rest of day is at your leisure. You are free to discover the ancient city by your own. Overnight in Hue city.

Day 9 – Hue fly to Ho Chi Minh city (B)
After breakfast transfer to Hue Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to freely discover the city on your own. Suggested activities are shopping at Ben Thanh Market with a lot of choices for Vietnamese handicrafts and local delicacies, also . Another two other popular shopping places, even for locals are Saigon Square 1 (Nam Ky Khoi Nghia street) and Saigon Square 3 (Hai Ba Trung street). There are many bars and coffee shops nearby for your taste. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
 
Day 10 – Cu Chi tunnels (B, L)
We start our tour at 8:00 am from hotel and head to Cu Chi tunnels which is about a 1.5 hour drive. Cu Chi is a network of more than 120 km under the ground and were built by sweat and blood of Vietnamese guerrillas to hide and fight against the rival forces. You will be introduced to many kinds of booby traps used during Vietnam War. We will take time to explain the methods of creating, maintaining and living in these tunnels as well as the special technique of hiding smoke invented by the guerrillas. The visit also includes visiting different type of underground halls, secret working, meeting rooms. You will spend an hour experiencing the tunnels with a guide. Afterwards, enjoy tea and cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Before finishing the tour, you can watch a short (15 minutes) documentary about the tunnel. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in hotel.

Day 11 – Ho Chi Minh City Bus to Phnom Penh (B)
Breakfast at hotel. You will be picked up from your hotel to Bus station going to Phnom Penh (8:30 - 15:30). On arrival to Phnom Penh, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 12 – Phnom Penh city tour (B, L) 
Today we will discover the Phnom City including: Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21), the National Museum built in 1917-18 is exclusively dedicated to Khmer arts. Royal Palace built in 1866, Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace compound and then Wat Phnom, an ancient pagoda stand up on the hill. Have lunch at your own account. We can continue exploring the city or get back to your hotel upon request. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 13 – Phnom Penh Bus to Siem Reap (B) 
Breakfast at hotel – transfer to Bus Station for departure to Siem Reap. Free time on your own. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 15 – Siem Reap tour (B, L) 
Breakfast at hotel – In the morning departure to visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex, cover 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. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean. Continue your visit to 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. We explore this masterpiece as well as some of the surrounding temples including Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century); See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
After the tour finishes, you will be transferred to Koulen Restaurant to have dinner and watch the Apsara Dancing show. Back to hotel at around 21:00. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 15 – Siem Reap Free Day (B) 
Breakfast at hotel. You have a free day to explore Siem Reap at your own pace. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 16 – Siem Reap departure (B) 
After breakfast, you have free time until airport transfer for your homeward flight.
Price
  • Tour price: USD 1,183/pax 
  • Single supplement: USD 610
  • Valid period: 2017. 
  • Black-out period:  20 January - 6 February 2017
Terms and Conditions
  • Booking must be made at least 10 days prior to departure
  • Tour starts every day in the mentioned periods (subject to availability)
  • Children policy will be applied upon request
Tour includes
  • Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room
  • Meals as mentioned (B= Breakfast, L= Lunch, D= Dinner)
  • 2 Domestic flight Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh
  • English speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Boat trip as mentioned in the itinerary
Tour excludes
  • Visa to Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Other meals than mentioned
  • Other services than mentioned
  • Laundry, telephone calls and personal expenses
  • Drinks and Tips
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