Best of Vietnam, extended to Cambodia
Our offering combines the must-see places around the country starting with the north, going through the center to reach the south and eventually reaching the Cambodian city of Siem Reap for a few days. A truly immersive experience into ancient Indochina.
*Price per head on the basis of 4 travelers
Inclusive / Exclusive
EXCLUDING INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS AND LOCAL TAXES
- Government taxes
- Breakfast included
- Excursions indicated in private with English speaking guide
- Local SIM card with data package included
- Letter of invitation to obtain the visa upon arrival in Vietnam if necessary
- Sharing transfer Hanoi Halong Hanoi and sharing boat activities in Halong Bay sharing Mekong cruise
- Private transfer in out airport
- Full board on day 5 & 10
- Visa fee
- Travel insurance
- International flights
- Drinks during meals
- Entrances and guide services during free time
- Domestic flights Hanoi Hue Da Nang Ho Chi Minh
- Domestic flight Siem Reap
Once you arrive at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, our driver will pick you up and take you to the hotel.
Enjoy the evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
You are ready to commence your journey. Our chauffeur will pick you up from the hotel around 08:00hrs to explore the capital of Vietnam. Our first stop will be Ba Dinh Square where the mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh is situated. Ho Chi Minh was a communist revolutionary leader who later became the Prime Minister and President to the nation. Our next stop will be Pagoda of Tran Quoc and the Temple of Literature. This is the very first university in the country.
Refresh yourself with lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch you will visit the magnificent ancient Citadel and Hoan Kiem Lake which is known to be the lake of the Replaced Sword. Next we will visit the temple of Ngoc Son followed by a ride in a Xiclo through the alleys of the Old Quarter which is the heart of the city. Crowds, motorcycles, food stalls and is unique to the Old Quarter and not seen anywhere else in the country.
To conclude your enjoyable day, we will transfer you to the train station to take the overnight train to Lao Cai, sharing a 4 berths cabin. Dinner at your leisure.
You will arrive at Lao Cai train station by dawn, where you will be transferred to a hotel room to rest and refresh yourself with breakfast and a shower.
We will start trekking through from Sapa to Suoi Ho around 09:00 Hrs. This is a valley which is close to the city, where its originial tribal inhabitants still maintain their old way of life. The 2 hour trek through the hills takes us through a couple of Hmong minority villages and the village of Ma Tra, home of the Dzo Roja ethnic group.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Return to Sapa by car. Spend the evening at your leisure and night in Sapa.
We continue our easy trek through the valley of Muong Hoa,where we will arrive at the Y Linh Ho village where the minority of H'mong Negro lives. Trekking 2 more km. south, we arrive at Lao Chai village nestled amongst beautiful rice terraces up to Ta Van where we can encounter the Dzay minority people. Stop here for our lunch at a local house allowing us the pleasure of spending more time with the local villagers and nature.
Upon return, free time in Sapa. We recommend visiting Sapa Central Market and walking up to the top of the hill for a tremendous view of the whole area. We will return to Lao Cai to take the train back to Hanoi. Over nigh train back to Hanoi in a private cabin with 4 bunk beds. Dinner on board.
Our chauffeur will pick you up upon arrival at Hanoi train station between 04:45 Hrs-05:15 hrs and transfer you to a hotel for an early check-in. Refresh, have breakfast and then get ready for the cruise.
Around 08:30 hrs, drive to the Tonkin Gulf across the Northern Red River Delta. Embark on a junk for a cruise through Halong Bay for one night where you will enjoy delicious Vietnamese seafood. "Ha Long" was initially named as "Luc Hai" or "Blue Sea" on the ancient Annamese maps, but it is more commonly known as "Ha Long" after a legend about a dragon that came down from the sky to direct the water currents. Lunch and dinner on the junk. Overnight on board.
Note: The itinerary may vary depending on the cruise company.
Activites and brunch at sea in Halong in the morning, before returing to Tuan Chau landing stage where your driver will transfer you back to Hanoi to enjoy the afternoon. Transfer to take the domestic flight to Hue. Overnight in Hue.
The city of Hue, the former imperial Capital of Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) is a time machine which takes you back to ancient times in Vietnam.
Our chauffeur will pick you up at your hotel around 08:00 hrs to visit Tu Duc, Khai Dinh & Ming Mang Emperors' tombs. On the way, we will stop by villages well-known for making the best conical hats and incense in the entire country. Stop for lunch then visit the imperial Ciatdel of Hue and its purple forbidden city. To conclude the day, we will visit the pagoda of Thien Mu located on river banks where we will take a boat ride to enjoy the sunset. Evening at your leisure. Overnight in Hue.
After breakfast, drive to Hoi An with stops at Hai Van and the Marble Mountains.
Lunch at a local restaurant in Hoi An. Then check-in at hotel. Explore charming Hoi An at your leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
At your leisure in Hoi An. In the afternoon transfer to Airport for a domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
The shuttle bus will pick you up to transfer to Cai Be at 08:00hrs
Between 10.30-11.00hrs we will take you to the banks of Mekong delta in Cai Be. Embark a barge "Cochinchine" with a welcome drink and enjoy scenic views of rural delta life. Stop for a bike ride at Cai Thia islands. Return by boat. Lunch on the "Cochinchine" while sailing to the cute, picturesque town of Sa Dec known for French novelist Marguerite Duras.
Upon arrival, we will visit the house of Huynh Thuy Le, the house of the lover of Marguerite Duras, famous for its architecture. Then, transfer to the floriculture village and Caodaism temple.
Then it's time for a foot massage on the boat with an exotic drink prior to dinner. Dinner and night on board.
Start off another delighful day contemplating sunrise while having breakfast on board. Our boat cruises again towards Cai Be along the Mekong. Explore the floating market on a boat at Cai Be, followed by a visit to local coconut and rice sweet factories. Visit the former Imperial residence, surrounded by fruit orchards where the survivals of the Kiet family live. They will receive us with tea.
Disembark at Cai Be harbour around 11:00Hrs concluding the cruise. Back to Ho Chi Minh City. Afternoon and evening at your leisure.
After breakfast, you can make a final round of shopping before getting on the flight. As you reach the Siem Reap airport, your driver will pick-you up and take you to the hotel, where dinner will be included.
Make the most of the day by visiting Siem Reap. Following breakfast, your driver will take you towards the north of the city to visit women's citadel called Banteay Srei. On the way, you'll be able to admire the sourrounding villages and rice fields. Prior to taking your lunch break in a local restaurant, you will visit Phnom Kulen which is located in the middle of the forest where you could swim by the waterfall. Start your afternoon with a tour of Beng Mealea, the ancient temple. Your driver will take you back to Siem Reap where you will spend the night with dinner at your leisure.
Following breakfast, our chauffeur & guide will pick you up from your hotel to begin visiting temples. You start with temple of Ta Prohm, also known as the "Jungle Temple". To access the rest of the compound, take the southern door of Angkor Thom to discover the frescos from this ancient royal city. You will also find the ruins of the royal palace with its elephant terrace, the temple of Bayon with its many faced towers. Following the lunch break, you are off to visit the magnificent temple of Angkor Wat, one of the 7 wonders of the world, aldo considered to be the biggest religious monument in the world. End your day with a sunset at the Pre Rup temple. At the day's end, head back to the capital city for the night with dinner at your leisure.
Following breakfast, enjoy your last day in Cambodia. Depending on your departure time, the driver will take you back to the airport. We truly hope that this trip will leave you with memories to last a lifetime and we're sure you will come back for more.
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