- Explore Hanoi highlights such as Ho Chi Minh vestige complex, Museum of Ethnology and Hanoi Old Quarter
- Have a wonderful cruise on Halong Bay
- Learn history at Cu Chi Tunnels
- Visit Ho Chi Minh city's landmarks
- Immerse in the bustling atmosphere in Mekong Delta.
- Contemplate the beauty of Ankor Wat, Siem Reap.
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When you arrive to the airport, you will be picked up and moved to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is your leisure. Enjoy overnight at the hotel in Hanoi. Meals on your own account.
You have all day to visit many famous attraction in Hanoi. Our sightseeing first stops at Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, a main historical destination of Vietnam’s capital. Here, you will have the chance to learn about Ho Chi Minh simple lifestyle and his legacy through a visit to the Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh Museum.
Then, we pay a visit to the first university of Vietnam – Temple of Literature. Lunch on your own.
In the afternoon, our trip quickly continues with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology. Artifacts about 54 ethnic groups are shown for tourists in this museum. This site is not only the largest but also the most interesting museum in Hanoi which bring us the knowledge of the multiculturalism of Vietnam and some relaxing green space.
Being out of the museum surroundings, we will come to the colorful Old Quarter. You can find a wide range of stuffs here from silk clothing, lacquer ware, sophisticated linens, furniture, cooking utensils to lovely souvenirs.
Dinner on your own account. Spend your night at the hotel.
You wil have breakfast at the hotel. Afterwards, you will be transferred to another fascinating land – the gem in the north of Vietnam, Halong Bay. The way from Hanoi to Halong Bay welcomes you with the poetic rice fields come between immeasurably high mountains of the Red River Delta.
Upon arrival in Halong, a Junk Boat is waiting for you to start off a trip through the magnificent landscape of the bay with gigantic limestone karsts stunning emerald water. Then, you will understand why Halong Bay is one of “UNESCO World Heritage Site”.
A special lunch with delicious seafood will be served on board. After that, a visit to a grotto of spectacular stalactites and stalagmites will make you feel interested. You can relax in the warm water of Halong Bay and visit a floating village by a kayak to enjoy a wonderful view of the bay and the islands. You own your night on board.
After having dinner on board, many activities from your friendly staffs will be organized for you to join. Stay overnight on board.
Note: Shuttle bus with English speaking guide will take you to Halong Bay. Please kindly contact our Sales consultant for further information about private transfer of this trip.
If you don’t want to miss the mesmerizing sunrise in Halong Bay with peaceful atmosphere and stunning scenery, wake up early. Breakfast will be served on board. Recharge your energy for a trip to other places today as our ship cross the bay. Around midday, we head back to Hanoi on shuttle bus after you are taken back to the vessel and drop off the main wharf.
Private car is ready for you to transfer to Hanoi Airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
Upon your arrival, our local guide and private car are ready to pick you up and transfer to your hotel. Check in and enjoy your night at the hotel. Dinner on your own account.
Today, we will have a chance to visit the incredible tunnel network of Cu Chi by private transfer. This historical tunnel was the solid network where protected over 16.000 Viet cong guerrillas in the wars. Significantly, it continuously become the shelter to resist attack on air and land of French in 1948. This tunnel was the communication routes, keeping facilities, hospitals and living areas for a lot of Vietnamese fighters during the American war. To relive the severe days our warriors was, you can try to go deep into this network.
Back to the city center for lunch at local restaurant (your expense).
Continue our trip with a visit around Ho Chi Minh city which used to be French Indochina. There are many historical landmarks to explore such as the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Opera House. Then, we keep on sightseeing in the Reunification Palace – the command post of the Saigon Government in the 60s. Needless to say, it is where recorded many important historical event while the American war happened. The final destination of the day is the ethnic Chinese district of Cholon.
Dinner on your own account. Overnight stay at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
This morning, we will pass 130 km (about 3 hour driving) to come to Ben Tre located in the Mekong Delta. Stop at Phong Nam pier, you will get on the boat and sail along a branch of the Mekong – Chet Say river. You can stop at some various workplaces to learn more about the making of traditional produces.
Coconut are the main product here. The shell is taken into high heat kiln to create coconut charcoal. Other parts are made in different purposes including food. Continue our trip as you will have a chance to learn more about the local life. We will pass through a small canal and stop at a village. Walking is the best way to experience the life of the natives here.
Firstly, let’s come to a mat weaving house where workers use the hand loom to wove the straw mats. Afterwards, you can also try doing this technique.
After that, get on a “xe loi” (a kind of motorized vehicle – rickshaw) or grab a bicycle exploring a local village with rice fields and vegetable farms.
A nutritious meal at a local house is waiting for you. You cannot imagine that this lunch seemingly has all of delicious specialties like elephant-ear fish and shrimp from the river. Don’t forget to take some cold drinks or beers for a good appetite.
Enjoy a sampan ride along a narrow canals before you get back to the pier for a drive back to Ho Chi Minh city center. Dinner on your expense. Overnight stay at the hotel.
You are transferred to Chi Minh airport for your flight to Siem Reap.
The first destination is Angkor Wat Temple – not only the biggest religious monument in the world but also most wonderful Temple in Angkor Archaeological Site. Surprisingly, it is built in 12th century (from 1112 to 1152), the dynasty of Suryavarman II in honour of Vishnu. Cambodian Nation supposes that Angkor War is obviously the soul and specific characteristic of this country. Significantly, Angkor Wat is appeared on the national flag of Cambodia. Moreover, this religious monument is acknowledged as a Work Heritage by UNESCO and we must act together for defending this Temple.
Angkor Wat show us the story about Hindu divinities and an immortal life by many embossments details. You can relive the superb period of Khmer Empire with an disproportionate setting of squares, stairs and towers. Angkor Wat is a great Buddhist work and home for a lot of Buddha statues even if it was be left fallow in 15th century.
The next destination is the old monastery Ta Prohm – The Ta Prohm Temple. It was especially built for the mother of King Jayavarman VII in 1186. Significantly, this temple is the place where covered up for more than 12.500 people (18 priests and 80.000 Khmer people). Unluckily, this temple now is overlooked and ignored by tropical forests because of the collapse of Khmer Empire.
Watch an impressive carved vestige and enjoy the most fresh air in this place. After that, you will come back to the hotel. Meals on your own account and spend your night at the hotel.
Preah Khan – the biggest complexes in Angkor is the first destination in our trip today. Waiting for Angkor Thom build completely, the King Jayavarman VII required building Preah Khan as a provisional place for him to stay.
We will have the chance to visit the only island temple of Angkor – Neak Pean. As a legendary saviour of many wrecked ship, Balaha is constructed like a statue of the horse which is opposite the temple.
Next, you will visit the two wonderful temples in Angkor, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda, which is extremely beautiful. Appeared in the 12th century by the dynastic of King Jayavarman II, this two temples recorded the admirable carved images to honour Shiva and Vishnu.
Continue our tour in the afternoon, we will visit Angkor Thom which is considered as “Great City”. Angkor Thom is the work of art in the dynastic of King Jayavarman II. Appeared in the late of 12th century, this place is the final and the most long-term capital of Khmer Empire. Angkor Thom is an area of 9 square kilometers, where includes many temples erected in the former age of Jayavarman and his next generation.
Specially, Angkor Thom includes the National Temple of Jayavarman, the Bayon Temple and other historical relics round the Victory Plaza in the center. A lot of old sculptures are waiting for you to explore in this site. It is time to come back the hotel. Meals on your own account and stay overnight in the hotel.
Don’t forget to buy some souvenirs for your friends and family because this is the last day of your tour. After that, you will move to the airport to prepare for your next flight (without guide). Meals on your own.
End of the tour !
- Accommodation in a shared twin or shared double room with daily breakfast
- Regional flight: Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh / Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap
- Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air conditioned vehicle
- Local English speaking guide
- Boat trips as mentioned in the itinerary
- Meals where mentioned (B: breakfast; L: lunch; D: dinner)
- Entrance fees
- Water for activities (1 bottle per person per day)
- International flight tickets
- Vietnam & Cambodia visa
- Single supplement surcharge
- Other meals than mentioned
- Other services than mentioned
- Drinks, other than water on activity days
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
- Travel insurance
Time Travel: Possible to travel all year around.
Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day, room supplement charge will be added for request of early/late check in/out.
Airfares (if any) may change without notice prior to e-ticket issuance.
Price for infants and children will be quoted as follow:
- Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied)
- Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied
- Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied
- Children from 12 years: 100% of the regular fare will be applied
During Peak Season and special occasions, surcharges may be added to the price:
- Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you will stay overnight.
- Easter Holidays 10 April – 12 April: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.
- Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 24 January – 27 January: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.
- Cambodia's New Year 14 April - 16 April: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.
- For Vietnam: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Our consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.
- For Cambodia: Visa on arrival is available. Tourists and business travelers may purchase a Cambodian visa valid for one month at the airports in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap and Border Checkpoints.
Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank page for each visa stamp.