VIETNAM & CAMBODIA COMBINATION (International Group Tour)

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Our tour of Vietnam - Cambodia is a sensational, special, memorable journey. Beautiful, exciting and fascinating, it’s a great destination.
ItineraryDay 1: SIEM REAP ARRIVALStop At: Siem Reap International Airport (REP)Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will be met and transferred by our driver to your hotel. Dinner at your own arrangement for more flexibility. Overnight in Siem Reap.Meal: Nil.Please note: Hotel check in time is from 14.00Duration: 3 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Cheathata Angkor Hotel (3*)/ Memoir D Angkor (4*)/ Tara Angkor (4*)/ Angkor Palace Resort (*)Day 2: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TOURS (B/L)Stop At: Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Siem Reap ProvinceBreakfast at hotel.Morning you will visit with your professional guide, the "Great City" of Angkor Thom, visits include the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King and Ta Phrom Temple.Lunch at local restaurant.Afternoon dedicated to visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction. At the end of afternoon, we enjoy sunset view on the top of Bakheng mountain temple. Drop off at hotel. Overnight in Siem ReapMeal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Cheathata Angkor Hotel (3*)/ Memoir D Angkor (4*)/ Tara Angkor (4*)/ Angkor Palace Resort (*)Day 3: SIEM REAP – BUS TO PHNOM PENH (B)Stop At: Cardamom Hotel & ApartmentBreakfast at hotel. Free for your own leisure until transfer take a public bus to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh, you will be picked up by our driver only and transferred to your hotel reserved. Dinner is not included. Overnight in Phnom Penh.Meal: Breakfast at hotel.Duration: 3 minutesMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cardamom Hotel (3*)/ Sunway Hotel (4*)/ Palace Gate hotel (5*)Day 4: PHNOM PENH – CITY TOUR (B)Stop At: Royal Palace, Phnom PenhBreakfast at hotel. We start to visit the private quarters of the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom which recites the history of Phnom Penh’s name. We then continue to the National Museum, dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th Century), but some date from as early as the 4th Century. Afternoon Discover the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum, it was formerly Tuol Svay Pray High School before it was turned into an interrogation, torture and execution centre by the Khmer Rouge regime. Also known as S-21 Prison, an estimated 17,000 Cambodians entered this notorious venue but only seven managed to survive following the end of the regime. Free shopping at central market. Drop off at hotel. Lunch and dinner at your own arrangement for more flexibility. Overnight in Phnom Penh.Meal: Breakfast at hotel.Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Cardamom Hotel (3*)/ Sunway Hotel (4*)/ Palace Gate hotel (5*)Day 5: PHNOM PENH – BUS TO SAIGON (B)Stop At: Bus StopBreakfast at hotel.Free until transferring to bus station for your departure to the next destination. Upon arrival, transfer from Bus station to the center of Saigon then check-in at hotel. At leisure to relax in the rest of the day. Overnight in Saigon. Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Liberty Parkview/ Aristo Saigon Hotel/ Grand Saigon Day 6: SAIGON – CITY TOUR – CUCHI TUNNEL (B/L)Stop At: Independence PalaceWe start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Our last stop this morning will be War Remnants Museum. Lunch will be served at local restaurant.In the afternoon, we drive overland to Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese guerrillas to protect the region against the American attacks during the Vietnam War. We can even crawl a part inside the tunnel, visit their infirmary, kitchen.... to discover how people had survived hereby.Back to your hotel later on. Overnight in Saigon.Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant. Duration: 2 minutesMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Liberty Parkview/ Aristo Saigon Hotel/ Grand Saigon Day 7: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/L)Stop At: Vinh Trang PagodaThis morning, we leave Saigon for My Tho, in the heart of Mekong delta with visit to the beautiful Vinh Trang pagoda on the way. Upon arrival, we will take a leisurely boat ride along the river; view the 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 shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Overnight in Saigon.Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurantDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Liberty Parkview/ Aristo Saigon Hotel/ Grand Saigon Day 8: SAIGON – DANANG – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B)Stop At: Hoi An Ancient TownMoring transfer to airport for your onward flight to Danang.Upon arrival, picked up from Danang airport to your hotel in Hoi An to drop off luggage. Together with our guide in Hoi An, we’ll walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, visit ancient houses and Trading Houses, pagodas and stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where we may find out the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. Overnight in Hoi An.Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Lotus Hoi An/ RoseMary Boutique Hotel/ Palm Garden resort/ Allegro Hoi AnDay 9: HOIAN – TRA QUE VILLAGE – HOIAN (B/L)Stop At: Tra Que Vegetable Village, Hoi An, Quang Nam ProvinceDepart from your hotel by bicycle in 30 minutes or Motor taxi/ Car (optional surcharge) to Tra Que herb village. Take a short stroll around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. Then join gardening activities in preparing the land, fertilizing with seaweed, raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables... Enjoy foot soak before getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Join cooking with ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, ‘Banh xeo’ - a local pancake of people in Viet Nam middle region ... After your morning excursions and lunch, you learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Bid farewell to your host family before cycle back to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An. Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Tra Que vegetable villageDuration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Lotus Hoi An/ RoseMary Boutique Hotel/ Palm Garden resort/ Allegro Hoi AnDay 10: HOIAN AT LEISURE – OVERLAND TO HUE (B)Stop At: Ba Na Hills SunWorldThere will be nothing better than a day at leisure in the ancient town of Hoian to refresh yourself and chill out your recent impression of your visits in Vietnam. At leisure till drive back to Hoi An for your onward bus transfer to Hue.Overnight in Hue.Meal: Breakfast at hotel Optional tour: HOI AN – BANA HILLS – GOLDEN BRIDGE – HOI AN (Joining tour)Program: Pick up from your hotel in Hoi An then transfer to Bana Hills Station. Let’s ride on a modern system of cable cars helps you get a bird's-eye view, very miraculous and attractive while enjoying a feeling of flying in the blue sky amidst the clouds and wind. You will visit some old French villas en route, as well as the suspension bridge, Nui Chua & the Mountain Peak (at the height of 1 ,487m). Visit golden bridge, held up by two enormous stone-colored hands. The bridge opened in June 2018, is 150 meters long and 1,400 meters above sea level, with views across the green mountains cape. We will then enjoy lunch whilst taking in the spectacular views.In the afternoon, visit Vong Nguyet villa where we will visit the wine cellar, Linh Ung Pagoda, Sakyamuni Buddha's monument and Ba Na by night. Back to Da Nang center for your onward trip to Hue. Services Included: English speaking guide, Bus transfer, Round trip Cable car, Entrance fee to mentioned visiting point (1 time), 01 lunch at local restaurant, Water during transfer, Services not included: Tips for local staffs, Personal expenses not mentioned above. Rate: USD 65/pax (applicable to booking from 2 pax)Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • BreakfastAccommodation included: Overnight in HueDay 11: HUE CITY TOUR – STREET FOOD – HANOI (B/L)Stop At: Dong Ba Market, Hue, Thua Thien - Hue ProvinceBeing recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. This morning, we will discover the charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City. Move on to the colorful Dong Ba market where you can see many of ingredients for making Hue local food, and explore the local business life. The best way to explore local culture is through its unique cuisine. Around noon time, we shall embark on a special street food tour to discover the other side of Hue. Our journey start from Sticky rice dumplings on a fried dumpling (Ram It) or Filtered tapioca dumplings (Banh Loc) to the well-known Hue beef vermicelli soup (Bun Bo Hue). The street food tour finish at a small restaurant serve Sweet soup (Che), a scrumptious local delicacy made of tapioca and various local ingredients. Or, if sweet soup is not your style, a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk awaits. Heading straight to Phu Bai airport or your onward flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, pick up from the airport to your hotel in center area. Overnight in Hanoi. Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Rosaleen hotel/ Moonlight hotel/ Indochine Palace HotelDay 12: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L)Stop At: Ba Dinh Square, HanoiBreakfast at hotelIt is your day to visit the Capital of Vietnam today. Let's start from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his simple house-on-stilts and the One-Pillar pagoda near Ba Dinh Square, where the most solemn ceremonies of Hanoi take place. Go on to Tran Quoc pagoda and the Temple of Literature, the very first high school of Vietnam Scholars. After lunch at local restaurant, we will visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi.If today is not Monday, move on to Museum of Ethnology. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labeled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a Centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures.If today is Monday, depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Hanoi, this is pottery village with a half- millenary historic development.Back to your hotel in Hanoi later on to relax. Overnight in Hanoi. Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch at local restaurant. Please note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes on Monday and Friday, late September to November for annual maintenance. Duration: 1 hourMeals included: • Breakfast • LunchAccommodation included: Rosaleen hotel/ Moonlight hotel/ Indochine Palace HotelDay 13: HANOI – HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE (B/L/D)Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceIf you wish to see how the Hanoi people rise and shine in the morning, wake up early and run to a lake close by your hotel, you can join an exciting scene of hundreds of locals, passionately attentive in their morning exercises of Tai Chi quan, jogging, martial arts, classical dance and so on. After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Halong Bay, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO since 1994 and 2006, and check-in our overnight boat. Enjoy a trip on Halong with stops to visit caves or to swim and enjoy the sunset on the sea. Dinner with fresh seafood. Overnight onboard.Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and dinner on board. Please note: The program may change due to the weather without notice.Duration: 5 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Adamas hotel/ Thang Long Opera hotel/ May de Ville Old quarter/ Sheraton Hanoi/ Melia HanoiDay 14: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/Br)Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh ProvinceMorning wake up with a taichi-quan exercises guided by the crew before having breakfast whilst your boat goes on between Halong islets. Return to the Wharf to be back to Hanoi by shuttle bus at midday. Arrive in the city around 3-4pm. Overnight in Hanoi.Meal: Breakfast and brunch on board. Duration: 2 hoursMeals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: BrunchAccommodation included: Rosaleen hotel/ Moonlight hotel/ Indochine Palace HotelDay 15: HANOI DEPARTURE (B)Pass By: Noi Bai International AirportAfter breakfast, free at leisure for relax or shopping (your own arrangement) before transferring to the airport for your onwards flight back home. End of service. Meal: Breakfast at hotel Please note: Hotel check-out time is around 12.00.Meals included: • BreakfastNo accommodation included on this day.

What’s included

  • 14x Breakfast
  • 1x Dinner
  • 8x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 14 nights
  •  Complimentary Vietnam Visa arrangement services (one month, single entry)
  •  English-speaking tour guides on touring date.
  •  Accommodation on twin/double/triple sharing basic
  •  Daily breakfast at hotels. Lunch or dinner with local food as mention in the program
  •  Air-con transfer for airport transfer and touring
  •  Bus ticket:  Siem Reap – Phnom Penh/ Phnom Penh – Saigon./ Hoi An - Hue
  •  Boat trip in Mekong delta
  •  Private cabin on Shared overnight Junk in Halong Bay
  •  Entrance fee and Zone fee as per program
  •  Water during transfer.
  • Entry/Admission - Siem Reap International Airport (REP)
  • Entry/Admission - Bayon Temple
  • Entry/Admission - Cardamom Hotel & Apartment
  • Entry/Admission - Royal Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Bus Stop
  • Entry/Admission - Independence Palace
  • Entry/Admission - Vinh Trang Pagoda
  • Entry/Admission - Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Entry/Admission - Tra Que Vegetable Village
  • Entry/Admission - Ba Na Hills SunWorld
  • Entry/Admission - Dong Ba Market
  • Entry/Admission - Ba Dinh Square
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay
  • Entry/Admission - Halong Bay

What’s not included

  •  International, domestic flights and airport departure tax.
  •  Meals not mentioned in Detailed Program.
  •  Vietnam Visa stamp fee (USD 25/pax), Cambodia Visa stamp fee (USD 30/pax)
  •  Early check-in, late check-out surcharge.
  •  Surcharge for Christmas and New Year period (to be advised upon booking confirmation)
  •  Tipping for Guides (USD 3/pax/day) and Drivers (USD 1/pax/day)
  •  Banking fee for payment by bank transfer
  •  Other expense not mentioned in the program.

Itinerary

Day 10: HOIAN AT LEISURE – OVERLAND TO HUE (B) Stop At: Ba Na Hills SunWorld There will be nothing better than a day at leisure in the ancient town of Hoian to refresh yourself and chill out your recent impression of your visits in Vietnam. At leisure till drive back to Hoi An for your onward bus transfer to Hue. Overnight in Hue. Meal: Breakfast at hotel Optional tour: HOI AN – BANA HILLS – GOLDEN BRIDGE – HOI AN (Joining tour) Program: Pick up from your hotel in Hoi An then transfer to Bana Hills Station. Let’s ride on a modern system of cable cars helps you get a bird's-eye view, very miraculous and attractive while enjoying a feeling of flying in the blue sky amidst the clouds and wind. You will visit some old French villas en route, as well as the suspension bridge, Nui Chua & the Mountain Peak (at the height of 1 ,487m). Visit golden bridge, held up by two enormous stone-colored hands. The bridge opened in June 2018, is 150 meters long and 1,400 meters above sea level, with views across the green mountains cape. We will then enjoy lunch whilst taking in the spectacular views. In the afternoon, visit Vong Nguyet villa where we will visit the wine cellar, Linh Ung Pagoda, Sakyamuni Buddha's monument and Ba Na by night. Back to Da Nang center for your onward trip to Hue. Services Included: English speaking guide, Bus transfer, Round trip Cable car, Entrance fee to mentioned visiting point (1 time), 01 lunch at local restaurant, Water during transfer, Services not included: Tips for local staffs, Personal expenses not mentioned above. Rate: USD 65/pax (applicable to booking from 2 pax) Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Overnight in Hue
Day 11: HUE CITY TOUR – STREET FOOD – HANOI (B/L) Stop At: Dong Ba Market, Hue, Thua Thien - Hue Province Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. This morning, we will discover the charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City. Move on to the colorful Dong Ba market where you can see many of ingredients for making Hue local food, and explore the local business life. The best way to explore local culture is through its unique cuisine. Around noon time, we shall embark on a special street food tour to discover the other side of Hue. Our journey start from Sticky rice dumplings on a fried dumpling (Ram It) or Filtered tapioca dumplings (Banh Loc) to the well-known Hue beef vermicelli soup (Bun Bo Hue). The street food tour finish at a small restaurant serve Sweet soup (Che), a scrumptious local delicacy made of tapioca and various local ingredients. Or, if sweet soup is not your style, a Vietnamese coffee with condensed milk awaits. Heading straight to Phu Bai airport or your onward flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, pick up from the airport to your hotel in center area. Overnight in Hanoi. Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Rosaleen hotel/ Moonlight hotel/ Indochine Palace Hotel
Day 12: HANOI CITY TOUR (B/L) Stop At: Ba Dinh Square, Hanoi Breakfast at hotel It is your day to visit the Capital of Vietnam today. Let's start from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his simple house-on-stilts and the One-Pillar pagoda near Ba Dinh Square, where the most solemn ceremonies of Hanoi take place. Go on to Tran Quoc pagoda and the Temple of Literature, the very first high school of Vietnam Scholars. After lunch at local restaurant, we will visit Hoan Kiem Lake - the heart and soul of Hanoi. If today is not Monday, move on to Museum of Ethnology. This superb museum showcases the depth of Vietnamese cultural diversity with an astounding collection of 15,000 artifacts gathered from throughout Vietnam. Maps, displays and dioramas are labeled in Vietnamese, French and English. Displays portray a typical village market, the making of comical hats and a Tay shamanic ceremony; videos show the real thing. You can also check out a traditional Black Thai house reconstructed in the museum. There's also a Centre for research and conservation where scientists from all over the world study traditional Vietnamese cultures. If today is Monday, depart for Bat Trang ceramic village which is about 20 km away from Hanoi, this is pottery village with a half- millenary historic development. Back to your hotel in Hanoi later on to relax. Overnight in Hanoi. Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch at local restaurant. Please note: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes on Monday and Friday, late September to November for annual maintenance. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Rosaleen hotel/ Moonlight hotel/ Indochine Palace Hotel
Day 13: HANOI – HALONG BAY OVERNIGHT CRUISE (B/L/D) Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province If you wish to see how the Hanoi people rise and shine in the morning, wake up early and run to a lake close by your hotel, you can join an exciting scene of hundreds of locals, passionately attentive in their morning exercises of Tai Chi quan, jogging, martial arts, classical dance and so on. After breakfast at the hotel, we will head to Halong Bay, a Natural World Heritage as designated by UNESCO since 1994 and 2006, and check-in our overnight boat. Enjoy a trip on Halong with stops to visit caves or to swim and enjoy the sunset on the sea. Dinner with fresh seafood. Overnight onboard. Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and dinner on board. Please note: The program may change due to the weather without notice. Duration: 5 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner Accommodation included: Adamas hotel/ Thang Long Opera hotel/ May de Ville Old quarter/ Sheraton Hanoi/ Melia Hanoi
Day 14: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/Br) Stop At: Halong Bay, Halong Bay, Quang Ninh Province Morning wake up with a taichi-quan exercises guided by the crew before having breakfast whilst your boat goes on between Halong islets. Return to the Wharf to be back to Hanoi by shuttle bus at midday. Arrive in the city around 3-4pm. Overnight in Hanoi. Meal: Breakfast and brunch on board. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch: Brunch Accommodation included: Rosaleen hotel/ Moonlight hotel/ Indochine Palace Hotel
Day 15: HANOI DEPARTURE (B) Pass By: Noi Bai International Airport After breakfast, free at leisure for relax or shopping (your own arrangement) before transferring to the airport for your onwards flight back home. End of service. Meal: Breakfast at hotel Please note: Hotel check-out time is around 12.00. Meals included: • Breakfast No accommodation included on this day.
Day 1: SIEM REAP ARRIVAL Stop At: Siem Reap International Airport (REP) Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will be met and transferred by our driver to your hotel. Dinner at your own arrangement for more flexibility. Overnight in Siem Reap. Meal: Nil. Please note: Hotel check in time is from 14.00 Duration: 3 hours No meals included on this day. Accommodation included: Cheathata Angkor Hotel (3*)/ Memoir D Angkor (4*)/ Tara Angkor (4*)/ Angkor Palace Resort (*)
Day 2: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR TOURS (B/L) Stop At: Bayon Temple, Siem Reap, Siem Reap Province Breakfast at hotel. Morning you will visit with your professional guide, the "Great City" of Angkor Thom, visits include the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King and Ta Phrom Temple. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon dedicated to visit the most famous & magnificent Angkor Vat temple. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction. At the end of afternoon, we enjoy sunset view on the top of Bakheng mountain temple. Drop off at hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Cheathata Angkor Hotel (3*)/ Memoir D Angkor (4*)/ Tara Angkor (4*)/ Angkor Palace Resort (*)
Day 3: SIEM REAP – BUS TO PHNOM PENH (B) Stop At: Cardamom Hotel & Apartment Breakfast at hotel. Free for your own leisure until transfer take a public bus to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh, you will be picked up by our driver only and transferred to your hotel reserved. Dinner is not included. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Duration: 3 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Cardamom Hotel (3*)/ Sunway Hotel (4*)/ Palace Gate hotel (5*)
Day 4: PHNOM PENH – CITY TOUR (B) Stop At: Royal Palace, Phnom Penh Breakfast at hotel. We start to visit the private quarters of the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom which recites the history of Phnom Penh’s name. We then continue to the National Museum, dedicated exclusively to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th Century), but some date from as early as the 4th Century. Afternoon Discover the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum, it was formerly Tuol Svay Pray High School before it was turned into an interrogation, torture and execution centre by the Khmer Rouge regime. Also known as S-21 Prison, an estimated 17,000 Cambodians entered this notorious venue but only seven managed to survive following the end of the regime. Free shopping at central market. Drop off at hotel. Lunch and dinner at your own arrangement for more flexibility. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Cardamom Hotel (3*)/ Sunway Hotel (4*)/ Palace Gate hotel (5*)
Day 5: PHNOM PENH – BUS TO SAIGON (B) Stop At: Bus Stop Breakfast at hotel. Free until transferring to bus station for your departure to the next destination. Upon arrival, transfer from Bus station to the center of Saigon then check-in at hotel. At leisure to relax in the rest of the day. Overnight in Saigon. Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Liberty Parkview/ Aristo Saigon Hotel/ Grand Saigon
Day 6: SAIGON – CITY TOUR – CUCHI TUNNEL (B/L) Stop At: Independence Palace We start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Our last stop this morning will be War Remnants Museum. Lunch will be served at local restaurant. In the afternoon, we drive overland to Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground network constructed by Vietnamese guerrillas to protect the region against the American attacks during the Vietnam War. We can even crawl a part inside the tunnel, visit their infirmary, kitchen.... to discover how people had survived hereby. Back to your hotel later on. Overnight in Saigon. Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant. Duration: 2 minutes Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Liberty Parkview/ Aristo Saigon Hotel/ Grand Saigon
Day 7: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – SAIGON (B/L) Stop At: Vinh Trang Pagoda This morning, we leave Saigon for My Tho, in the heart of Mekong delta with visit to the beautiful Vinh Trang pagoda on the way. Upon arrival, we will take a leisurely boat ride along the river; view the 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 shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit& honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Overnight in Saigon. Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Liberty Parkview/ Aristo Saigon Hotel/ Grand Saigon
Day 8: SAIGON – DANANG – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B) Stop At: Hoi An Ancient Town Moring transfer to airport for your onward flight to Danang. Upon arrival, picked up from Danang airport to your hotel in Hoi An to drop off luggage. Together with our guide in Hoi An, we’ll walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, visit ancient houses and Trading Houses, pagodas and stroll into the market located by Thu Bon river, where we may find out the same feelings of the artists, who see the rooftops of Hoi An a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. Overnight in Hoi An. Meal: Breakfast at hotel. Duration: 2 hours Meals included: • Breakfast Accommodation included: Lotus Hoi An/ RoseMary Boutique Hotel/ Palm Garden resort/ Allegro Hoi An
Day 9: HOIAN – TRA QUE VILLAGE – HOIAN (B/L) Stop At: Tra Que Vegetable Village, Hoi An, Quang Nam Province Depart from your hotel by bicycle in 30 minutes or Motor taxi/ Car (optional surcharge) to Tra Que herb village. Take a short stroll around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. Then join gardening activities in preparing the land, fertilizing with seaweed, raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables... Enjoy foot soak before getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Join cooking with ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, ‘Banh xeo’ - a local pancake of people in Viet Nam middle region ... After your morning excursions and lunch, you learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Bid farewell to your host family before cycle back to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An. Meal: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at Tra Que vegetable village Duration: 1 hour Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch Accommodation included: Lotus Hoi An/ RoseMary Boutique Hotel/ Palm Garden resort/ Allegro Hoi An
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