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Real Vietnam & Cambodia Tour – 22 Days

This is a long package that combines the hidden charm of Vietnam and the treasures of Angkor in Cambodia with a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty, the traditional lifestyle found throughout local market in the North and basket of Mekong delta in the south. It will be is a memorable journey of history, culture, relax and funs.

Tour Duration: 22 days / 21 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi (Vietnam) / Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Tour Type: Landscape and Nature, Halong Bay Cruise Holidays, Angkor Temple and Folk Arts
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, Moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Hanoi arrival (B)
Day 02: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B, L)
Day 03: Hanoi city – Lao Cai by train (B, L)
Day 04: Lao Cai – Sa Pa by car (B, L)
Day 05: Sa Pa (B, L)
Day 06: Sapa- Lao Cai – Hanoi by train (B, L)
Day 07: Hanoi – Perfume Pagoda (B, L)
Day 08: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Day 09: Ha Long – Hanoi – Fly to Hue (Brunch)
Day 10: Hue city (B, L)
Day 11: Hue – Hoi An (B, L)
Day 12: My Son - Hoi An city (B, L)
Day 13: Hoi An free (B)
Day 14: Hoi An –Da Nang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh (B)
Day 15 : Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh – Ving Long - Can Tho (B, L)
Day 17: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
Day 18 : Ho Chi Minh- Fly to Siem Reap (B)
Day 19 : Siem Reap (B, L)
Day 20 : Siem Reap (B, L)
Day 21 : Siem Reap boat trip (B, L)
Day 22 : Siem Reap departure (B)

Day 01: Hanoi arrival (B)
Arrive at Noi Bai international airport, meet our local tour guide then transfer to Hanoi center, check in hotel and free time at your leisure in the morning.
As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered to be the cultural centre of Vietnam, where every dynasty has left behind their imprint. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike.
In the afternoon, you will take an hour Cycle tour through the bustling Old Quarter then attend water puppet.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 02: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B, L)
This morning, you are transferred to Ninh Binh province. Visit Hoa Lu - Nearly one thousand years’ ago, this place used to be the Capital of Grand Viet ruled by Dinh and Le Dynasty. In spite of many feudal and historical conflicts, Hoa Lu still preserved its heritages with many temples and pagodas. Your one-day tour will be filled with many legend and myth. Additionally, one thing that make this tour the most exiting is the boat trip through winding stream to visit Tam Coc ( three grottoes)- regarded as “ inland Halong bay”. Have lunch at local restaurant. Return Hanoi in the afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Hanoi Vietnam
Hoa Lu Tam Coc Vietnam

Day 03: Hanoi city – Lao Cai by train (B, L)
Breakfast at the hotel. You spend the 1st stop in the morning to visit famous Ho Chi Minh complex comprising his Mausoleum, former residence, the impressive house on stilts and view the One Pillar Pagoda.

In the next step, you will learn more about the historical and cultural events at the peaceful Temple of Literature, known as the Vietnam’s first university since the 11th century. In the afternoon, visit Ethnology museum, a museum which focuses on the 54 officially recognized. You are transferred to Hanoi railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai.

Day 04: Lao Cai – Sa Pa by car (B, L)
Arrive in Lao Cai railway station in the early morning. Meet our local driver then transfer to Sapa Town.
Have breakfast at local restaurant then you trek deeper into the mountains to Ta Van village where you can see the H.Mong, Zay, Dao... dressed in the traditional costume that is unique to the Northern region. Witness a truly simple but traditional way of life that exists as it has done for centuries. You tour their villages and traditional houses surrounded by the unsploilt beauty of nature as well as enjoying the hill tribe hospitality before you return to the town. Continuing on, you visit Ham Rong Mountain, Orchid Garden and enjoy traditional music show.
Overnight in Sa Pa.

Day 5: Sa Pa (B, L)
After breakfast, Car and Guide pick you up at your hotel then towards village. You ride going downhill to Sinchai village and return to Cat Cat village by walking, here you‘re visiting traditional house of Black H’mong minority. Then you have chance to see waterfall and hydroelectric station.
After that you will take path to Y Linh Ho village and you contemplate rice terrace on the way to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’Mong minority. The guide will provide you interesting information about rice. You will experience more how the local people do planting, one of the most important activities in the daily life. Back to Sapa then free time at your leisure.
Overnight in Sa Pa.

Day 06: Sapa- Lao Cai – Hanoi by train (B, L)
Today, you will be transferred to visit Bac Ha market. This Sunday market is attended by many ethnic groups including the colorful Floyour H’Mong, Tay and San Chi minorities. The hive of activity and colors at the market is really something to see. Lunch is severed at local restaurant then transfer to Lao Cai railway station for overnight train to Hanoi.

Sapa Vietnam
Sapa Vietnam

Day 07: Hanoi – Perfume Pagoda (B, L)
Arrival Hanoi early in the morning, you transfer to your hotel to leave luggage and have breakfast at the restaurant before you transfer to Perfume Pagoda (Early check in is subject to availability)
The Perfume Pagoda is one of the highlights of the Hanoi area and one of the most important religious sites in Buddhist Vietnam. After 2 hours road trip you will take row-boat trip to go visit that land on the Yen stream "romantic time" about 1 hour to Thien Tru harbor. Then you will enjoy time to trekking go up and down visit the main cave so nice, step by step you will arrive Huong Tich cave on the top of the mountain. To see Golden-Silver tree, rice stuck....One hour down. Have lunch at Bottom Mountain in restaurant beside.
After lunchtime, you will see the Heaven Kitchen pagoda and to know about Buddhism ancient architectural at Le Dynasty. Then you will come back by row-boat trip and 2 hours road trip to Hanoi and arrive at about 18h00.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 08: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Drive to Ha Long Bay, listed as a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. “Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Ha Long bay has more than 1.000 limestone islets rising from the sea, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.
Check in to the Junk for our overnight boat cruise discovering this magnificent UNESCO World Wonder. This is a great journey among surreal islands rising from a tranquil emerald sea. The Junk adds to the experience for an overnight stay and fresh seafood meals. This is a truly memorable experience. Without a doubt, Ha Long Bay is a destination in Vietnam which should not be missed.
12:00: Check in to the Junk
13:00: Have lunch on board and then you will have a fantastic cruise on Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong, Ga Choi and Sail Island. Stop at Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titop beach.
19:00: Dinner on boat and free time. Overnight on the Junk.

Hanoi Vietnam
Halong Bay Vietnam

Day 09: Ha Long – Hanoi – Fly to Hue (Brunch)
Continue exploring the magnificent Ha Long Bay and some of the many caves during the voyage. Breakfast (brunch) will be served on the boat. Check out boat at 11:30. Our driver will transfer to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Hue. Arrival Hue, meet our local tour guide then transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Hue
The itinerary subject to change of the cruise

Day 10: Hue city (B, L)
Hue, originally called Phu Xuan, was built in 1687, and became the cultural, religious and economic capital of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1744 to 1945. The actual name of the city was a corruption of the name Than Hoa, where Hoa signified “peace” or “harmony” in Vietnamese. Sadly, the city really did not know much peace until the present day.
Our tour begins at Hue's Ancient Citadel and Imperial City. Created in the 19th century and modeled on the Forbidden City in Beijing. Visit Minh Mang and Khai Dinh Temples. Lunch will be served at the restaurant then you continue by cruising on the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda. The remainder of your time is exploring the crowded Dong Ba market where you may be interested in bargaining for some priceless souvenirs.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 11: Hue – Hoi An (B, L)
In the morning, free time at your leisure.
Check out hotel then have lunch at local restaurant before processing to Hoi An via the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds). Stop on the way to visit Marble Mountain. This is was one of four mountains located south of Da Nang that stretched from the coast inland. All of the mountains had lots of cave entrances and tunnels. Hai Van Pass, also known as "Sea Cloud" Pass crosses the mountain range that juts into the South. This is the pass vehicles generally used to travel from Da Nang to Hue and vice versa. Arrival Hoi An, free time at your leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Hue Vietnam
Khai Dinh Tomb - Hue Vietnam

Day 12: My Son - Hoi An city (B, L)
This morning, you will visit My Son, My Son 70 km southwest of Da Nang, was the capital of the once almighty Champa Kingdom. It boasts a complex of ancient ruins that date back 1,700 years. This is the most complete example of ancient Champa ruins that Vietnam has maintained. Transfer back to Hoi An and have lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you have a city tour of Hoi An. You will walk on the Japanese Bridge, visiting the different Chinese Assembly Halls, pagodas and walking the market. Hoi An is also a wonderful town to shop for silk.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 13: Hoi An free (B)
One day free time at your leisure to relax on beach or shopping and enjoy the tailor made clothes in the old town. Overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An Ancient Town Vietnam
My Son Holy Land Vietnam

Day 14: Hoi An –Da Nang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh (B)
This morning, you are transferred to Da Nang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly Sai Gon.
Arrive in Tan Son Nhat International Airport, our driver and tour guide welcome you at the airport and transfer to the hotel.
Today, you will literally feel the excitement of Ho Chi Minh City. You are passing outside the Re-Unification Palace, the former palace of President Thieu and his predecessors. A second stop is at the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Neo-Romanesque in form, Notre Dame is the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam. In the other side of Notre Dame is Sai Gon Central Post Office. In the afternoon, you will take time to see War Remain Museum.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 15 : Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
This morning, you drive 70 kilometers Northwest to explore the underground tunnels in Cu Chi which system had been created long time back, from 1948 to assist Viet Cong in the combat with French. It was continuing built over 25 years later. It was an underground city with living areas, kitchens, storage, factories, field hospitals, command centers. In places, it was housed up to 10,000 people who virtually lived underground for years… getting married, giving birth. During the American War the entire area of Cu Chi was designated a free fire zone and was heavily bombarded. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for visitors. Return Ho Chi Minh in the afternoon.
Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh.

Ho Chi Minh city Vietnam
Cu Chi Tunnels Vietnam

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh – Ving Long - Can Tho (B, L)
Leave Ho Chi Minh City after breakfast for Vinh Long. On arrival at Cai Be, board a boat to explore the floating market, typical of the Mekong Delta. Continue by boat to Binh Hoa Phuoc Island to visit orchards of tropical fruits and have lunch in the famous Ba Kiet’s ancient house. After lunch continue by boat to Vinh Long Town for transfer to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 17: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh (B, L)
This morning board your boat for a visit to the fascinating floating market at Cai Rang. See local farmers trading their produce on the water as they have done for centuries. Check out the hotel then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Cai Be floating market Vietnam
Cai Be floating market Vietnam

Day 18 : Ho Chi Minh- Fly to Siem Reap (B)
This morning, you are transferred to airport for your flight to Siem Reap.
Arrive Siem Reap by afternoon flight, Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia, special you are welcome all warmly to everybody, a moment of courtesy meeting then self-introduce with our Cambodian tour guide in the meeting point's Siem Reap airport.
After your rest, take your trip to Preah Khan temple. Built by the King Jayavarman VII, Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, hoyouver, Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Continue your visit to Neak Pean, a fountain (built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, Eastern Mebon, guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation, and Pre Rup, the mountain-temple until sunset. Dinner and enjoy Upsara Show at local restaurant.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 19 : Siem Reap (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel.
In the morning, Visit the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), Bayon temple (unique for its 54 to yours decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
After your short rest, visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five were symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Sunset from Phnom Bakeng.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Angkor cambodia
Angkor cambodia

Day 20 : Siem Reap (B, L)
In the morning, drive to the typical Khmer countryside and visit Banteay Srei temple (10th century), regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer Art. Continue to visit Banteay Samre, one of the most complete complexes at Angkor due to restoration using the method of “anastylosis”. The name Samre refers to an ethnic group of mountain people, who inhabited the region at the base of Phnom Kulen and were probably related to the Khmers. No inscriptions have been found for this temple, but the style of most of the architecture is of the classic art of the middle period similar to Angkor Wat. The proportions of Banteay Samre are splendid. A unique feature is an interior moat with literate paving, which when filled with water must have given an ethereal atmosphere to the temple.
After your short rest, continue to visits to the unique brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, and continue to Ta Prohm. One of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Visit as Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 21 : Siem Reap boat trip (B, L)
In the morning you visit the floating village of Chhong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.
In the afternoon, visit to Les Artisans D' Angkor, home of handicraft center and the Old Market " Phsa Chas" , a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewels gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 22 : Siem Reap departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Free at your own leisure till transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for departure flight to next destination. End of your service.

Angkor cambodia
Tonle Sap Lake Cambodia

Trip Price Included

  •  All transfer and transportation with air-conditioning
  •  Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing room
  •  01 night on the cruise in Ha Long bay
  •  English speaking tour guide ( other language upon request)
  •  Meals as states in the itinerary
  •  Train ticket: Hanoi – Sapa - Hanoi
  •  Boat trip in Ha Long Bay, Hue, Mekong Delta, Tonle Sap Lake
  •  Entrance fees and water

Trip Price Excluded

  •  Visa to Vietnam and Cambodia
  •  International and domestic airfare
  •  Single room
  •  Other meals and drinks
  •  Other optional and activities not on the package
  •  Travel insurance, personal expense
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