Vietnam & Cambodia Highlights

From USD 1193 pp

9 Days – Siem Reap, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Hanoi, Halong Bay

Itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap

On arrival in Siem Reap transfer to your Hotel and check in. Tonight enjoy an Indian Dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight at Hotel in Siem Reap (D)

Day 2: Siem Reap

After a buffet breakfast at the hotel, start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area. You 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, the Terrace 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, which 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. Enjoy an Indian lunch. Later, you can walk up to Phnom Bakheng Hill for a view of the spectacular sunset over these sandstone monuments. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel in Siem Reap (B, L, D)

Day 3: Siem Reap-Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

After breakfast, this morning, visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. You take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Enjoy Indian lunch. Later transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City (flight cost not included). Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International airport, transfer to your hotel. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant.Overnight at Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast this morning transfer to Cu Chi passing paddy fields. See the Cu Chi Tunnels, which is an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi District of Ho Chi Minh City. Never discovered by America forces, these tunnels were an important Vietcong base during America War. Stretching over 200km, this incredible underground network, dug by hand out of hard laterite, connected commands posts, hospitals, shelter and weapon factories. Enjoy an Indian lunch. Later explore the city of Ho Chi Minh City on a city tour. See the famous Saigon landmarks, the Cathedral of Notre Dame as well as the Centre Post Office and pass by the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville) and old Opera House. Visit The Unification Palace which formerly was Independence palace of the South Vietnamese President. Finally, end up at the centre Ben Thanh Market, where vendor display a vast of variety of traditional goods and handicrafts. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner at an Indian restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City (B, L, D)

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi

After breakfast, transfer to the outskirt of Ho Chi Minh City and begins the tour on the beautiful countryside road. Start at Tourist Boat Station (My Tho), cruising on Tien (Mekong) river and seeing four islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix. Enjoy fresh coconut juice. Visit the fish floating market and fish-craft village along the Tien River. Stop at Thoi Son Island, go walking around countryside road, seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits and listen to traditional music. Take a rowing boat on a small canal with beautiful scenery of countryside, to visit the honey-bee farm and enjoy honey-tea. Stop at Phoenix Island to visit Coconut Monk Temple and Crocodile-pond. Enjoy local lunch at local restaurant. Drive back to Saigon and transfer to the airport to board your flight to Hanoi (flight cost not included). Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi (B, L, D)

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (on cruise)

After breakfast, travel through the Red River Delta to beautiful Halong Bay. The scenic drive will pass through rural landscapes before arriving at this World Heritage site. Upon arrival board the Boat where you will enjoy a welcome drink and a delicious lunch whilst sailing out of the bay passing amazing shaped mountains. Later you will visit Sung Sot Cave then sail on to Titop Beach and Mountain. Weather permitting, you may wish to partake in a 400 steps climb up the mountain to enjoy a picturesque view of Halong Bay whilst viewing the sunset. Enjoy local dinner on board the cruise. Overnight on board the cruise. (B, L, D)

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Enjoy early morning view of the bay’s landscape. Enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the water of the bay before taking a small boat to visit Hang Luon. We have some time to swim before sailing back to the Harbour. After check out have early lunch on board and then drive back to Hanoi. Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi (B, BR)

Day 8: Hanoi

After breakfast, start your full day city tour. Our first stop will be the Ho Chi Minh Complex, where the father of modern-day Vietnam declared the nation’s independence in 1945. Discover the reverence with which the Vietnamese treat their “Uncle Ho” at this pilgrimage site. Continue your tour at sites such as the Stilt House, Presidential Palace, and One Pillar Pagoda. Then drive to the Temple of Literature, built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong in 1070, which is also used to be the first university of Vietnam in the 11th century. Enjoy an Indian lunch. Later, we shall visit The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which is a museum in Hanoi, Vietnam, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) and passing by Ngoc Son Temple (outside) with Sunrise Bridge. You also have some free time for shopping at the Old Quarter. Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner. Overnight at Hotel in Hanoi (B, L, D)

Day 9: Depart Hanoi

After breakfast transfer to the airport for your flight back home with wonderful memories. (B)

Other details

Inclusions

– 02 nights accommodation in Siem Reap
– 02 nights accommodation in Ho Chi Minh City
– 01 nights accommodation On Board (Ha Long Bay)
– 03 nights accommodation in Hanoi
– Daily Breakfast, 06 Lunch & 07 Dinner
– All transfers with air-condition vehicles Depending on No. of pax**
– Local English Speaking Guide
– 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on the bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only
– All entrance fees as per program

Hotels used

Standard: Siem Reap: City River Hotel (Sup) or similar; Ho Chi Minh: Le Duy Hotel (Dlx) or similar; Hanoi: Adamas Hanoi Hotel (Sup) or similar; Halong Bay: Syrena Cruise (Dlx) or similar
Superior: Siam Reap: Tara Angkor Hotel (Sup) or similar; Ho Chi Minh: Bay Hotel (Dlx) or similar; Hanoi: Kuretakeso Tho Nhuom Hotel (Std) or similar; Halong Bay: Bhaya Classic Cruise (Dlx) or similar
Deluxe: Siam Reap: Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa (Dlx City View) or similar; Ho Chi Minh: Le Meridien Saigon Hotel (Premier Classic City View) or similar; Hanoi: Pullman Hanoi (Sup) or similar; Halong Bay: Bhaya Athena Cruise (Athena Executive Suite Ocean View) or similar

Exclusions

Airfares (international and domestic), Meals (other than mentioned in the program), Drinks, Visas to Vietnam & Cambodia, Mineral water beyond that supplied, Tips, Early check-in or late check out, Insurances, Optional excursions and activities, Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation, Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…), Peak season surcharges if any, All not mentioned above.

Child Policy

Child U/11 yrs of age sharing room with parents on existing bedding will pay 50% of the adult rate & with an extra bed 70% of the adult rate will be applicable.

Remarks

Rates are not valid during the Peak Season, fairs and festivals. Rates & Itinerary are subject to change without prior notice and subject to availability. No refund on any utilized services.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation may be vary from hotel to hotel and advised at the time of reservation.

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