09-days Travel to Indochina: Vietnam & Cambodia
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL
Upon arrival at Noibai International airport, our representative will meet and transfer you to downtown. Hanoi, a city of lakes, shaded boulevards and verdant public parks – the capital of Vietnam. The rest of day will be free at your own leisure. Check in hotel and overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L)
In the morning: 08:00 – 08:30 a.m: Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and start to visit Ho Chi Minh relic complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house – where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh’s museum where tourists will learn what he had done for Viet Nam and some other countries and a lot of information about President Ho Chi Minh. The next place is One Pillar Pagoda which is a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature the first college of Viet Nam dedicated to Confucian. Have lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon:If Tuesdays/Thursdays/Saturdays or Sundays: After lunch, drive to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, Which is on the shore of West Lake, the Museum of Ethnology. The last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake), Ngoc Son Temple. Drop you off at your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
If Mondays/Wednesdays or Fridays: Afternoon we take a short drive to visit Bat Trang, one of the most well known handicraft village in Vietnam, where you can find a whole world of pottery and ceramic items. They are reproductions of various traditional styles which are renowed to the world for their harmoniuos beauty, original shape, enamelled screen and drawing stroke. They come in many forms and sizes, from dinner sets and bowls to vases and lamp bases, from statues of Buddha to small figurines of animals. You will see the complete production procedure, starting from preparing the clay, shaping the items, drawing and puting them into the kiln. The offered items can be purchased here at reasonable prizes. Head back to Hanoi in the late afternoon, drop you off at your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)
07:45 - 08:30 Meet your tour guide then go for Ha Long Bay. Have a break 20 minutes en-route to free your legs.
- Embark Tuan Chau harbor, board Ha Long Dragon Cruise by a tender. Enjoy a welcome drink, receive cruise briefing.
- Savor lunch on board and visit Sung Sot amazing cave with millions of surprising stalactites and stalagmites.
- Stop at Soi Sim island or Titop island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing… Do kayaking among hidden parts.
- Drop anchor in a calm water are, relax on the sundeck at sunset.
- Join in a cooking session on board with our chef making some special dishes with suggested recipe.
19:00 Have dinner on board. Have fun with karaoke singing, or try your luck with squid-fishing.Overnight on Ha Long Dragon Cruise.
DAY 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI - SAIGON (B/L)
07:00 Enjoy a new day with complimentary tea and coffee served. Have breakfast on board
- Check out your cabin. Photograph wonderful views of Ha Long while sailing back to harbor.
11:00: Savor lunch on board and leave Ha Long Dragon Cruise.
12: 30: Say goodbye to Ha Long Bay then return to Hanoi. Have a rest en-route again to free your legs.
17:30. Arrive Hanoi, Driver transfer you to the Noi Bai airport to Saigon.
Arrival You will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel in Sai Gon. After checking into the hotel, the rest of the day is yours to enjoy.
Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 5: MEKONG DELTA – MY THO (B/L)
Pick up at hotel and departure for Mekong delta trip. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the Delta. On the way you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon. After 70km driving, we arrive in My Tho, a private boat trip takes us to Ben Tre. Walking on land and exploring local life and then we’ll visit the local coconut-candy workshop. Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we’ll enjoy the local tropical fruits, folk music and see how they look after their honey bee farm. Afternoon, our boat takes us back My Tho where we meet our bus again for a 2 hour drive back Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 6: SAIGON – SIEM REAP BY FLIGHT (B/L/D)
Depature at 11:45pm
Have breakfast at hotel. Free time of yours until transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap. Meet and greet on arrival at Siem Reap, welcome then transfer to check in. Relax at hotel. You will be picked up by tour guide at noon for lunch at local restaurant. After lunch transfer to visit ARTISAN D’ANGKOR. The Handicraft center. A short stop at WAT THMEY or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Then, stop at the WAR MEMORIAL MONUMENT, it is dedicated to those who sacrificed their lives in the civil war. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 7: SIEM REAP /ANGKOR THOM, TA PROHM , ANGKOR WAT, BAKHENG
Morning after breakfast, we visit THE SOUTH GATE OF ANGKOR THOM including BAYON TEMPLE , unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara. THE ROYAL ENCLOSURE PHIMEANAKAS, BAPOUN TEMPLE, THE ELEPHANT TERRACE and THE TERRACE OF THE LEPER KING. Next visit: THOMMANAN, CHAOSAY TEVODA, TA KEO small, attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. We continue fabulous TA PROHM One of the most popular temples, this sprawling complex is famous for its jungle-like, ruined atmosphere, and the giant trees which rise from the stone, gripping the temple in their extensive roots. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afternoon visit: ANGKOR WAT The “7th Wonders’ of the World”. Sunset viewing on top of BAKHENG HILL. Bakheng is the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area, this temple-mountain offers extraordinary views of the Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat. Buffet dinner with traditional show at local restaurant, one hour stop visit NIGHT MARKET & PUB STREET, overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 8: SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH /ROYAL PALACE, WAT PHNOM, NAGA CASINO
After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Phnom Penh by express coach. Arrival Phnom Penh, meet and greet. Lunch at local restaurant and check in to hotel. After taking little rest, will be accompanied by our tour guide to visit: ROYAL PALACE, SILVER PAGODA and WAT PHNOM. We stop at NAGA CASINO get free Match & Play Coupon US$10 cash chips with purchase and try your best luck. Dinner and overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 9: PHNOM PENH - DEPARTURE (B)
Breakfast at you hotel. Our driver transfer you to the airport to catch flight come back your country.Today bid farewell to Cambodia.