Best of Vietnam & Cambodia
|Best of Vietnam & Cambodia
|Tour Code: JVC02
|Length: 14 Day(s) - 13 Night(s)
|Departure Date: Daily
|Tour Cost: VND 0 (US$ Request)
|Minimum Group: 2
|A basic introduction Vietnam and Cambodia tour for those who do not want too many flights and spend more time in each city to explore, with our experiences would like to suggest for 02 weeks vacation starting from Hanoi, Vietnam and finish in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
|Your tour route from A to H
Day 1: Hanoi
Greeting on your arrival in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel by private vehicle and a short introduction about our city and tour
Day 2: Hanoi tour
A day tour in Hanoi charming city among trees, French architectures buildings, Ho Chi Minh complex, first university of Vietnam since 1076 and some time relax, explore old quarter city of Hanoi.
Day 3 – 4: Halong
Exploring Halong Bay World Heritage with 2 days programs overnight on board visit wonderful cave, magical 1,969 islands rising from emerald water of the bay where recorded great movie name Indochina.
Day 5 – 7: Hue – Danang – Hoian
Our friendly tour guide will you to visit Hue citadel, Khai Dinh Mausoleum, Minh Mang Mausoleum, take a Dragon boat to visit Thien Mu pagoda. You will take a drive about 3 hours over Hai Van pass via Lang Co Beach to explore ancient city of Hoian including museum, Japanese Bridge, 200 years old house of Tan Ky, Ong Pagoda and enjoy shopping 24 hours tailor made suites with incredible price.
Day 8 – 10: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta
Ho Chi Minh known as a pearl of Indochina before the war and now it is still the most bustle city among Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. Visit Ho Chi Minh you will be guided to history relics, Cu Chi tunnel, Cao Dai temple and a memory boat trip to explore Mekong Delta.
Day 11 – 14: Siem Reap
Explore Siem Reap not only Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, elephant terrance, Lepper King… but also it’s cultural and traditional, Khmer dance show, Khmer village and a boat trip on Tonle Sap (Great Lake).
Note for Water level time March - June:
• Instead of Tonle Sap lake: Les Artisans D' Angkor, home of handicraft center and the Old Market" Phsa Chas"
- Best time to travel: Oct, Nov, Dec, Mar & Apr
- Shoulder time to travel: Jan & Feb – May be misty or breeze in Halong Bay
- Time to save money to travel: May to September
Day 1: Arrival Hanoi
Your holiday starts as we meet you at Hanoi airport (Noi Bai), and you’re taken directly to your hotel. Hanoi is a stylish and exciting city that retains an unique old world charm and some Asia‘s most striking colonial architecture. The lakes and parks provide pleasant and relaxing escapes from the bustle of the city, overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi tour (B/L)
After breakfast at hotel, you are followed by a full day city tour starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this site is the One Pillar Pagoda, whose origin dates back to the foundation of Hanoi a thousand years ago. Your tour of Hanoi continues with a trip to the remarkable Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam’s first university.
After your own lunch, you’ll enjoy a walk around the peaceful Hoan Kiem Lake and through the less peaceful Old Quarter, a bewildering maze of shopping streets and restaurants with an amazing assortment of architecture - traditional tube houses, countless pagodas, artisans’ workshops and cottages, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices. You will see an evening performance of Hanoi's famous water puppets. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong bay (B/L/D)
After breakfast at hotel, you are driving to Halong Bay – the number one’s destination in Vietnam. Arriving just before lunch, you’ll embark on a traditional Vietnamese junk. Take lunch on board and enjoy the afternoon and overnight cruise as it provides you with fantastic views of the fabulous scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands which amazingly rise from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karst formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves, some of which you’ll visit. Overnight on board in Halong Bay
Day 4: Halong bay – Hanoi - Hue (B & Brunch)
The tour continues with a morning spent cruising on to the Man’s Head, Tortoise islands and then Luon Cave by small bamboo boat. After an brunch check out and continue to travel though Bai Tu Long to Bai Chay for disembark, meet the driver and guide to transfer you back to Hanoi for flight to Hue. On arrival Hue airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 5: Hue tour (B/L)
In the morning you will be met at hotel to take a short drive to explore the massive Hue citadel built in 1804 - 1833 followed by Western architecture combining with Eastern citadel containing the Imperial City and the Purple Forbidden City... This Royal Residence was destroyed during the 1968 Tet Offensive but with renovating by a great work of local artist will hold you back to know more about Nguyen dynasty. Your next stop is Khai Dinh Mausoleum built in 1885 for the 12th Emperor of Nguyen dynasty located on Chau E Mountain.
Trip continue to Minh Mang mausoleum located on Cam Khe mountain by the tip top of Perfume River, the construction built by 10.000 workers & artists within 3 years. Minh Mang emperor was the 2nd King under Nguyen Dynasty who was tightening country relationships & change name to Dai Viet for more power and influence in the region and international. Continue the trip you will board for Dragon boat to cruise downstream river to visit charming of Thien Mu pagoda built in 1601 lying on the top of Ha Khe hill by side of the river, hidden behind 7 layers of Phuoc Duyen tower. Overnight in Hue.
Day 6: Hue – Danang - Hoian (B/L)
Upon leaving Hue you drive south to Hoian, which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down the centuries by traders from various cultures. The scenic road is hugging the coastline before crossing over the winding Hai Van pass. A view from the top of the pass is one of Vietnam’s most impressive panoramic scenes of Lang co Beach. You stop en route to visit Non Nuoc Beach, Marble Mountain, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe and the Cham Museum in Danang City before reach Hoian old town. Overnight in Hoian
Day 7: Hoian Tour (B/L)
The ancient architecture of Hoian is a fascinating combination of Vietnamese traditional buildings with Chinese and Japanese influence. There’s plenty to see in this delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, Pottery Museum, 200 years old Tan Ky House, Chua Ong Pagoda and vibrant market. Today we include these on a walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls, which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. You’ll understand why many visitors come to Hoi An again and again. Overnight in Hoian.
Day 8: Hoian – Danang – Ho Chi Minh (B)
Your vacation begins with an early morning transfer to Danang airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival you'll guided round of some of the most important attractions in Ho Chi Minh City, beginning with the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the Southern Vietnam President until the end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Saigon Post Office. You'll also visit the Jade Emperor Pagoda, one of the best examples of Taoist temples in Vietnam, and the War Remnant Museum. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel – Tayninh (B)
After an early breakfast you’ll avoid the city heat to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used as a military base for the Viet Cong in the American war. Afterwards, you'll continue to the headquarters of Cao Dai religious sect which is located in Tay Ninh. This religion was founded in 1923 and now numbers over 2 million members. It’s an unusual religion with an eclectic mix of different saints from different religions, and has Victor Hugo and Charlie Chaplin as patron saints. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta travel (B/L)
Today you'll head out of the city for the Mekong Delta. You'll travel by road to My Tho province about 1:30 drive, arriving in My Tho, where you board a boat navigating around the small canals in the Mekong Delta, and you'll have the chance to observe the local lifestyles close-up. Pass through the lush green vegetation to an orchard you can observe various fascinating local industries. After feasting on a huge lunch followed with Elephant ear fish, seasonal fruits, return to Ho Chi Minh for overnight.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap (B)
There is morning free time on your own until transfer to airport for an hour flight to Siem Reap. On arrival at Siem Riep airport you are met and transferred to hotel.
Day 12: Angkor Tours (B)
Today we continue exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King. Today we also visit other temples as Banteay Kdei, Sra Srong, Ta Keo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevado. The grand circuit with Preah Khan, Kravan, Neak Pean, Krol Ko, Ta Som, East Mebon and Pre Rup Temples, is also visited this afternoon before we walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill for a view of the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments, over view of Angkor Wat under sun setting from Bakheng Hills. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap
Day 13: Angkor Tours (B)
This morning we will visit the largest complex and impressive sand stone art here Angkor Wat temple. The temple constructed in the 12th century cover an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive structure, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Continue our private tour in Siem Reap we visit incredible Ta Prohm temple settle among of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of mans creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.
Day 14: Tonle Sap lake & departure (B)
We embark to visiting the Khmer Village and enjoy view of the rice field and a lots of palm trees with great fresh air. We board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals then transfer to airport for departure. Trip ends when group arrive at airport.
Included in the price:
• Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
• Accommodation: Double/Twin sharing room
• Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue and Danang – Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap (economy class with taxes)
• Meal as mentioned in the program
• Entrance fee to indicated sights
• Boat trip in Halong Bay, Hue and Mekong Delta
• English speaking guide
Other meals, tips, drinks, international airport tax, single room supplements, peak season surcharges, personal expenses, travel insurance, visas, flights in Vietnam/ out Cambodia, any optional additional tours or activities during free time.
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