Day 1-4: Arrive in Saigon, City Tour of Saigon, Mekong delta and Visit Cu Chi Tunnels:
Begin in dynamic Saigon, the country’s bustling commercial center. Experience the city's most interesting neighborhoods, historic attractions, museums, art galleries and shops, markets, and excellent restaurants.
Drive into the countryside to the Cu Chi Tunnels.
Crusing on Mekong river. Visitting local bee farm, drinking honey tea. Seeing a coconut candy worshop, tasting a speacialities of Bến tre provice. Ridding horse cart or car “ xe lam” through coconut plantations to enjoy fresh air of the countryside. Enjoying fresh fruit and litsenting to traditional music. Riding rowing boat along a natural channel - Going to Unicorn island: having lunch at Mekong taste restaurant.
Overnight in Saigon and Can Tho.
Day 5: Saigon – Hue
Next, fly to Hue, the former imperial capital, in central Vietnam. Visit royal tombs, the imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, and take a cruise along the Perfume River. Meet with monks at an ancient pagoda and learn about Buddhism and life as a monk. Visit markets, sample Hue's vegetarian cuisine, and dine at a private home that once belonged to the royal family.
Overnight in The Imperial City of Hue
Day 6-8: Hue, Hoi An
Continue on a coastal drive to atmospheric Hoi An, a UNESCO-listed riverfront town with colorful historic homes, charming cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets. With your guide, explore the beautiful backstreets, visit local villages, and enjoy a sunset boat ride on the river. Nearby, also see ancient Cham sculptures and tour Buddhist cave temples in the mountains. There will also be free time to relax at your luxury beach resort.
Overnight in The Ancient Town of Hoi An
Day 9-12: Hoi An, Hanoi, Halong Bay
Next, spend several days in Hanoi, Vietnam’s artistic and intellectual capital. With your guide, ride cyclos around the lake to see the city's most beautiful French colonial architecture. Explore the fascinating Old Quarter and its hundreds of specialty shops selling silk clothing, lacquerware, embroidered linens, furniture, bamboo, cooking utensils, ceremonial objects and more. Attend an evening Water Puppet Theater performance. Visit ancient temples, excellent art and culture museums, and the city's best contemporary Vietnamese art galleries. Each night, reservations will be made at Hanoi's most recommended restaurants, many of which are housed in restored French colonial villas. One day, take an excursion to beautiful Halong Bay.
Overnight: 2 nights in Hanoi, 1 night on board (join-in junk)
Day 13-16: Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Continue to Siem Reap, Cambodia, for a three-day exploration of Angkor—the ruins of the ancient Khmer empire. Visit Angkor Wat, an enormous temple city built as a model of the Hindu universe in stone. Nearby is Angkor Thom, a former capital believed to have once housed a population of approximately one million people around its Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. See how the jungle grows over and through Ta Prohm, and stop at the serene Preah Khan, originally a monastery and teaching center. Drive through the countryside to the popular Banteay Srei (“citadel of the women”), a petite temple with elaborate carvings in pinkish sandstone. Watch the sun set over Angkor from atop Phnom Bakheng. Observe local students learning traditional Cambodian arts. Also visit lesser known temples and let us arrange special activities according to your interests (options include bike riding, cooking classes, private yoga, visits to orphanages and children's centers, photography excursions, shopping, and village tours).
Overnight in Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Day 17: Departure
Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flying home.
The above prices are based on:
Agency Net quoted in USD per person, based on Twin/Double sharing basis
Twin Sharing accommodation with daily breakfast
Hotel accommodations as listed based on Twin/Double sharing basis available
All air-con private coach
Meals and tours as per itinerary
Boat fee as per itinerary
All entrance fees as per itinerary
English speaking guide
Domestic Air ticket
Visa (Vietnam, Campuchia)
International air tickets + airport taxes
Personal expenses, loss of money or loss of or damage to personal effects, single room.
Tipping for guide & driver.
Other expenses not mentioned above.
Surcharges: Hotel or other services (if any) on Public holidays, New Year period…
HOTEL LIST USED IN THE ITINERARY
Hotel 4*: Hoi An: River Beach Resort **** or similar
Ha Long: Huong Hai Junk **** or similar
Ha Noi: Sofitel **** or similar.
Saigon: Sofitel ***** or similar
Can Tho: Golf Can Tho hotel**** or similar
Siem Reap : Sofitel **** or similar
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