12 Days Vietnam and Cambodia Highlight

12 Days Vietnam and Cambodia Highlight

Tour price: 1837 USD
Length: 12 Days
City: from Hanoi
Tour code: VI-MUL13
Highlight: 12 days Visit Haoi, Halong bay cruise, Cu chi tunnels, Mekong delta, Cambodia Royal palace, Angkor Wat and more

Inclusions

Inclusion:

- Accommodation as in itinerary hotel in  DBL/TWN share with daily breakfast

- Boat trips

- Private airport transfer by air-conditioned vehicle

- English speaking local guides (spot guides)

- Meals as mentioned in local restaurants with B: breakfast, L: lunch and D: dinner

- Entrance fees for mentioned visits

- Flights: Hanoi- Ho Chi Minh city,

- Halong bay cruise tour

- My Son tour

- Mekong delta tour

- Phnom Penh tour

- Angkor tour

Exclusion:

- International airfare to and Laos and from Sieam Reap onward

- Travel insurance

- Beverage for all meals

- Tips for guides and drivers

- Personal expenses as telephone, laundry, etc.

- Others are not indicated in the above inclusion

Price& Available

Tour Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Pickup upon arrival in Hanoi and transfer to the city centre to check-in. Overnight Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI - HA LONG BAY CRUISE (B,L,D)

Drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. You will board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea.

Overnight on a junk. [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

DAY 3: HA LONG BAY - BOAT CRUISE - HANOI (B,L)

Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before returning to the wharf.  Our bus will take you back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 4: HANOI - CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

We start the day tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum complex and one pillar pagoda. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.

Afternoon city tour to visit the Temple of Literature - the first college of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian. Then we continue our tour to visit the Vietnam Ethnology Museum and  then return to the center for experience sitting on a cyclo, enjoying views of what is happening on the streets of the Old Quarter, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple and then enjoy a performance of traditional Water Puppetry (an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and an interesting, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture). Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 5: HANOI - SAIGON (B/-)

Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon).
Welcomed by our driver, transfer into Saigon center and check-in hotel.

Free time at in the afternoon.

DAY 6: SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA (B/L/-)

8:am, our tour guide welcome you at your hotel, then transfer to the City of My Tho by bus. During 2hours bus drive to My Tho you will have chance to see many activities of local people while travel along the road and enjoy nice scenery of green rice paddy fields. We stop at Ben Luc in Long An province to visit a Cao Dai temple- the unique religion of Vietnam, taking pictures, listen to the guide explain about the temple architecture and Cao Dai religion philosophy.

Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River.

The boat take you to Xep canal, where is the place you totally escape from the busy town. The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a small islet. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers.

Continue walking on the village’s road and have a horse cart trip along village road. Get off for a rowing boat in the small canal to the motor-boat and then head to the restaurant on the other islet. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food at a local family.

Enjoy lunch under tree shadow you will feel the life is so beautiful.

Back to Ho Chi Minh in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7: SAIGON - CU CHI - SAI GON (B/L/-)

08:30 Pick up at your hotel. Excursion Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. It took about 25 years to build this underground city, which has living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapon factories, storage facilities and command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans and home to around 10,000 people who lived underground for several years.

Before we go underground, we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at approximately 13.00pm. Free time in the afternoon for discover the town by yourself.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 8: SAIGON - PHNOM PENH (B/L/)

6:00am pick up at your hotel and transfer to Phnom Penh by big bus. Stop at the border for visa process and the continue going to Phnom penh.

 On arrival, you will be welcome by our tour guide and transfer to hotel. Lunch will be serve at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, start a city tour of some major sights of Phnom Penh. You will visit the National Museum, in which there is an attractive collection of ancient Khmer art: The sandstone sculptures dating from both the Angkorean and pre-Angkorean eras. You will also visit Royal Palace, the sacred Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. Heading out of this area. You will follow your trip to Wat Phnom The symbol of Phnom Penh.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 9: PHNOM PENH - GENOCIDES          (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, you will explore the capital city with the bustling Central Market, the Independence Monument, WatOunalom. Set-Lunch at local restaurant. Then we continue our trip to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious “Killing Fields” of ChoeungEk, which provides a deep Insight into the painful rule of the Khmer Rouge.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 10: PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP BY BUS           (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. You will be transferred by Bus (Tourist’s public bus) from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (314 Km=6 Hours) passing through three provinces, Kandal, Kampung Cham and KomPung Thom.  On arrival, you will be met by our tour guide in Siem Reap and transferred to hotel.

Late lunch will be serving at local restaurant.

Free time in the afternoon.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 11: ANGKOR THOM - BIG CIRCUIT     (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel.

Visit south gate of Angkor Thom with two rows of its huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk arranged on both sides of stone bridge and Bayon temple, a forest of heads, built in late of12th century by king Jayavarman VI as a Buddhist state temple. Then, visit terrace of elephant, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of Leper king supposed that it was a terrace housed the royal crematory. Then you will visit an amazing view of Ta prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. At Ta Prohm kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots.
Set-Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. If time and energy permit, we will visit some nearby temples such as Pre Rup temple, NeakPean and Preah Khan. 
Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 12:  DEPARTURE                         (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure.

 

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Pickup upon arrival in Hanoi and transfer to the city centre to check-in. Overnight Hanoi.

DAY 2: HANOI - HA LONG BAY CRUISE (B,L,D)

Drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay. You will board a junk for a cruise among the hundreds of islets of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch and a swim (if weather permits) before visiting a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks rising out of the sea.

Overnight on a junk. [Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner]

DAY 3: HA LONG BAY - BOAT CRUISE - HANOI (B,L)

Spend the morning cruising through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Ha Long Bay before returning to the wharf.  Our bus will take you back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 4: HANOI - CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

We start the day tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh mausoleum complex and one pillar pagoda. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.

Afternoon city tour to visit the Temple of Literature - the first college of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian. Then we continue our tour to visit the Vietnam Ethnology Museum and  then return to the center for experience sitting on a cyclo, enjoying views of what is happening on the streets of the Old Quarter, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son temple and then enjoy a performance of traditional Water Puppetry (an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and an interesting, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture). Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 5: HANOI - SAIGON (B/-)

Breakfast at the hotel and then transfer to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon).
Welcomed by our driver, transfer into Saigon center and check-in hotel.

Free time at in the afternoon.

DAY 6: SAIGON - MEKONG DELTA (B/L/-)

8:am, our tour guide welcome you at your hotel, then transfer to the City of My Tho by bus. During 2hours bus drive to My Tho you will have chance to see many activities of local people while travel along the road and enjoy nice scenery of green rice paddy fields. We stop at Ben Luc in Long An province to visit a Cao Dai temple- the unique religion of Vietnam, taking pictures, listen to the guide explain about the temple architecture and Cao Dai religion philosophy.

Continue going to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along Mekong River by motor-boat. During a boat cruise along Mekong River you will have a chance to see fish cages, floating house and the activities on the River.

The boat take you to Xep canal, where is the place you totally escape from the busy town. The boat cruise in the coconut trees canal takes you to a small islet. We disembark and have a walk around the village. Stop at a local family to enjoy tropical fruit, taste honey tea, honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music, performance by the villagers.

Continue walking on the village’s road and have a horse cart trip along village road. Get off for a rowing boat in the small canal to the motor-boat and then head to the restaurant on the other islet. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food at a local family.

Enjoy lunch under tree shadow you will feel the life is so beautiful.

Back to Ho Chi Minh in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

DAY 7: SAIGON - CU CHI - SAI GON (B/L/-)

08:30 Pick up at your hotel. Excursion Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. It took about 25 years to build this underground city, which has living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapon factories, storage facilities and command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans and home to around 10,000 people who lived underground for several years.

Before we go underground, we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. We then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City, arriving at approximately 13.00pm. Free time in the afternoon for discover the town by yourself.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

DAY 8: SAIGON - PHNOM PENH (B/L/)

6:00am pick up at your hotel and transfer to Phnom Penh by big bus. Stop at the border for visa process and the continue going to Phnom penh.

 On arrival, you will be welcome by our tour guide and transfer to hotel. Lunch will be serve at the local restaurant. In the afternoon, start a city tour of some major sights of Phnom Penh. You will visit the National Museum, in which there is an attractive collection of ancient Khmer art: The sandstone sculptures dating from both the Angkorean and pre-Angkorean eras. You will also visit Royal Palace, the sacred Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. Heading out of this area. You will follow your trip to Wat Phnom The symbol of Phnom Penh.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 9: PHNOM PENH - GENOCIDES          (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. After breakfast, you will explore the capital city with the bustling Central Market, the Independence Monument, WatOunalom. Set-Lunch at local restaurant. Then we continue our trip to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious “Killing Fields” of ChoeungEk, which provides a deep Insight into the painful rule of the Khmer Rouge.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 10: PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP BY BUS           (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel. You will be transferred by Bus (Tourist’s public bus) from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (314 Km=6 Hours) passing through three provinces, Kandal, Kampung Cham and KomPung Thom.  On arrival, you will be met by our tour guide in Siem Reap and transferred to hotel.

Late lunch will be serving at local restaurant.

Free time in the afternoon.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 11: ANGKOR THOM - BIG CIRCUIT     (B, L)

Breakfast at hotel.

Visit south gate of Angkor Thom with two rows of its huge statues of demons and gods depicting the churning of the ocean of milk arranged on both sides of stone bridge and Bayon temple, a forest of heads, built in late of12th century by king Jayavarman VI as a Buddhist state temple. Then, visit terrace of elephant, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of Leper king supposed that it was a terrace housed the royal crematory. Then you will visit an amazing view of Ta prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. At Ta Prohm kapok trees clasp the sanctuaries in their mighty roots.
Set-Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. If time and energy permit, we will visit some nearby temples such as Pre Rup temple, NeakPean and Preah Khan. 
Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 12:  DEPARTURE                         (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Free at leisure until transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure.