Vietnam and Cambodia tour 16 days

  • Duration:16 days
  • Destinations: Hanoi-Sapa-Bac Ha market-Halong bay-Hue-Hoian-Sai Gon-Can Tho-Chau Doc-Pnompenh-Siem Reap
2.000 USD

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia, among the most fascinating and stunningly beautiful natural settings on earth, where ancient civilizations, welcoming people and dramatic history await

16 DAYS

Detail of program:

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL - TAKE NIGHT TRAIN TO SAPA

Our car pick you up at the airport at 8:40am flight FD642 and transfer to Classic street hotel for rest and you can use the room until evening,free to visit city until 20:00,our staff will transfer to train station to take night train to Sapa.Overnight on the train.

Accommodation: 1 deluxe cabin Fanxipan express train or similar train(soft sleeper with aircon,2 persons in one cabin)you will have 1 private cabin(only 2 persons in one cabin)

DAY 2: CAT CAT - LAO CHAI - TA VAN - RATTAN BRIDGE (L), PRIVATE TOUR

Our staff pick you up and transfer to sapa then we will A walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam.then we will on the car to to Lao Chai village of the H’mong. and then walk through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people where we stay for the night. It gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom.we continue to visit Rattan bridge then back to Sapa.Overnight in Sapa.

Accommodation: 1 room with view at Panorama or similar hotel

DAY 3: BAC HA MARKET - TRUNG DO VILLAGE - TAKE THE BOAT TO BAO NHAI VILLAGE (B / L), PRIVATE TOUR

7:30am we will depart to Bac Ha,Located at 110km from Sapa, Bac Ha mountain town is well-known by travelers with the most colorful market of the hill tribes in the North of Vietnam. This every-Sunday-market attended by at least 8 ethnic groups and last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM. It is also chance for tourists to discover the H’mong King’s palace (old building built by the French & Chinese). We will continue we go for a light trek to visit Ban Pho, the village is home to flower H’mong minority. We are invited to enter several local houses to have some green tea, corn wine, listen to the host talking about their family,the we will on the car to get down onto a boat along Chay river. You are bound to feel great and find yourselves smaller among high rock mountains and to be surprised at white and breathtakingly waterfalls. The Fairy Cave is located deeply in the rocks. Get off the boat to visit a village of the Tay Minority (TrungDo village) by the river. After the boat trip, visit a small town - BaoNhai and then take Car back to Laocai Station for the night train to Hanoi.Overnight on the train.

Accommodation: 1 deluxe cabin Fanxipan express train or similar train(soft sleeper with aircon,2 persons in one cabin)you will have 1 private cabin(only 2 persons in one cabin)

DAY 4: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B / L / D), GROUP TOUR

Our staff pick you up at train station and transfer to classic street hotel for rest,take shower,have breakfast and wait for the bus ,around 8h00: Alova Gold Cruise’s bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel & start the 3 hour and a half drive to Halong Bay.

12:00 – 12:30: Board Alova Gold Cruise at the Bai Chay port, enjoy welcome drink, crew briefing before checking in cabin. Start cruising and enjoy a Special lunch with Vietnamese Traditional Dishes while the boat slowly slides on romantic waves of the sea to the legendary fishing village

14:00: Spend one hour Kayaking on emerald water of the world heritage.

15:00: Set sails to head to the sandy beach where emotional feeling erupts at one of the most splendid water world; you can swim and enjoy the seascapes with photos shooting.

18:00: Return to the vessel for your own leisure at room or on Sun deck, boat anchors at Sung Sot area – the safest place for overnight.

18:30: Attend the Cooking Demonstration together with our Chief.

19:30: Enjoy dinner (designed only on Alova Gold) with Vietnamese typical foods.

21:00: Intermingle with activities on board such as Cuttle fish fishing, games on board, socializing with others. Our bartender serves you the best drink at bar, overnight on boat.

Accommodation: 1 deluxe double room on Alova Gold cruise or similar cruise

DAY 5: HALONG BAY - HANOI (B / L), GROUP TOUR

When the Dawn appears, a new day comes to bring you strange experience!

6:00: Wake up for swimming or photos hunt at dawn

7:30: Have sunrise breakfast in the absolutely quiet lagoon.

8:30: Climb up the mountain to explore one of the most superb & beautiful Sung Sot cave.

9:15: Return to the Vessel, check out and settle the bill, take time to relax while the Vessel is cruising back to Bai Chay Port, leave your words in the Memory Book and have lunch

12:30: Say goodbye to Halong bay and take shuttle bus back to Hanoi

16:30: Arrive in Hanoi.Overnight in Hanoi.

Accommodation: 1 deluxe room at Classic street 3 stars hotel or similar hotel

DAY 6: HANOI CITY TOUR - FLIGHT TO HUE (B / L), GROUP TOUR

8AM: Departure. For the start of the tour journey visit by coach trip along the Hanoi Old Quarter. We will take you past Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful waters, and visit Ngoc Son temple. Then visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho"s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh"s house on stilts.Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi . Continue to visit the Quan Thanh Temple ( Taoist, dating from the Ly Dynasty ) and Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake ( One of the oldest in Vietnam ).

PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum, continue to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Vietnam"s first university constructed in 1070, it"s gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam"s past. Then we will take another car to airport to take flight VN1547 at 19:15 to Hue,we will arrive Hue at 20:25pm another car pick you up and transfer to hotel.Overnight in Hue.

Accommodation: 1 superior double room at New Star Hue hotel or similar hotel

DAY 7: HUE CITY TOUR - MARBLE MOUNTAIN - HOIAN (B / L), PRIVATE TOUR

After breakfast then we will start the tour on boat to Thien Mu pagoda then continue to Minh Mang Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb, Conical hat Making and Incense Making Villag, Citadel ,then we will go to Da Nang to visit Marble mountain,then straight to hotel.Overnight in Hoian.

Accommodation: 1 superior double room at Kim An hotel or similar hotel

DAY 8: HOIAN WALKING TOUR (B), PRIVATE TOUR

8:00 AM: We visit Hoian ancient town: the Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Phung Hung old house, Quang Dong Assembly Hall, then take a boat on Thu Bon river ,we will visit Thanh Ha ceramic village.Free afternoon,overnight at Hoi An.

Accommodation: 1 superior double room at Kim An hotel or similar hotel

DAY 9: HOIAN - MY SON - FLIGHT TO SAI GON (B), PRIVATE TOUR

7:30 AM: we will go to My Son Holy Land, a World Heritage, Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries,then we will go straight to airport to take flight VJ113 at 12:15to Sai Gon,we will arrive Sai Gon at 13:30 another car pick you up and transfer to hotel.Overnight in Sai Gon.

Accomodation: 1 deluxe room at Hoang Hai Long 2, 3 star Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 10: SAIGON - CU CHI TUNNELS (B / L), GROUP TOUR

7:30 AM: HCM City

We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.

PM: Cu Chi Tunnels

Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone".

Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon.Overnight in Sai Gon.

Accomodation: 1 deluxe room at Hoang Hai Long 2, 3 star Hotel or similar hotel

DAY 11: SAI GON - CAN THO (B / L), GROUP TOUR

7:30am Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.

Accomodation: 1 ROH room at Hau Giang hotel or similar hotel

DAY 12: CAN THO -  CHAU DOC (B / L), GROUP TOUR

Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating markets (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion.

Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to pass a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Back to the Town, hotel check in. Overnight in Chau Doc.

Accommodation: 1 superior room at Chau Pho 3 star hotel or similar hotel

DAY 13: CHAU DOC - PNOMPENH (B / L), PRIVATE TOUR

After breakfast, transfer to a speed boat at 07.10 AM for the final part of the journey to Phnom Penh(Hang Chau express boat will depart at 7:30am) Arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh at around 12pm.Arrival transfer our hotel in Phnompenh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia. A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting experience indeed. It is a city with an interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of Asia. We will visit
the Wats Phnom, National museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace.overnight in Pnompenh.

Accommodation: 1 deluxe double room at Ohana hotel 3 stars or similar hotel

DAY 14: PNOMPENH - SIEAM REAP (B), PRIVATE TOUR

8am visit Toul Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crime and Cheung Ek Killing Fields. And then we will go to airport to take flight K6-109 at 12:40 to Seam Reap,we will arrive Siem Reap at 13:20 another car pick you up and transfer to hotel to leave luggages then we will visit RoulousGroup (Lo Lie, Preah Koh, and Bakong temple), visit to Pagoda. Overnight in Siem Reap

Accommodation: 1 superior double room at Mother Home Boutique or similar hotel

DAY 15: SIEM REAP (B / L), PRIVTE TOUR

We will Start the sunrise Angkor in early morning and then sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day 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, theTerrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. If time permitted, we also walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill for a view of the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Accommodation: 1 superior double room at Mother Home Boutique or similar hotel

DAY 16: SIEM REAP - BANGKOK (B / L), PRIVATE TOUR

After breakfast start the tour at 8am: Heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Rest of the day, spent on the mighty Tonle Sap lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. It was registered as a Unesco Biosphere Reserve in 1997. The area is home to many Cham communities living a "floating life" on the lake. Our trip takes us to two main villages(Chong Kneas and Kompong Pluk) in the area for an opportunity to chat with some villagers and learn more about the beauties and challenges of their uncommon lives. then Our car transfer to airport to take flight at 21:45 to Bangkok, end of the tours.

Note:

B: Breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner

16 DAYS

Tour cost: All rates are quoted in USD

- Price : 2000 USD/person

Include:

- Accomodation : 01 night Alova cruise

- Transport

- Boat in :Halong,Hue,Mekong,Siem Reap

- Meals at local restaurant as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)

- Cooking class in Hoian

- English speaking Guide

- Entrance tickets

- Government tax

- Service charge

- Flights from Hanoi to Hue,Da Nang to Sai Gon,flight from Pnompenh to Siem Reap

- Vietnam visa on arrival(approval letter)

- Cool water

- Speed boat from Chau Doc to Pnompenh

- Train from Hanoi-Sapa-Hanoi(1 cabin for 2 persons only)

- Hotels

Exclude:

-Travel insurance

- Drinks, laundry, telephone and other private services.

-Tip for guide and driver

- Visa stamp fee 45 USD/person

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