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Truly Vietnam & Majestic Angkor Extension – 15 Days

This package combines the hidden charm of Vietnam and the mystical treasures of Angkor in Cambodia with a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and traditional lifestyle found throughout the Mekong Delta. Begin the highlights of Vietnam from north to south to Cambodia, where you explore the cultural and historical sights of Phnom Penh and stunning temples of Angkor...

Tour Route: Hanoi - Hanoi City tour - Halong Bay - Hue - Hoi An - My Son – Cooking Class - Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap - Angkor Temple complex – Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap Departure
Tour Duration: 15 Days / 14 Nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Hanoi (Vietnam)/Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Tour Type: Landscape, Nature, Culture and History
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:

Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Day 02: Hanoi City tour (B, L)
Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Day 04: Halong Bay - Hanoi – Flight to Hue (B, L)
Day 05: Hue city tour (B)
Day 06: Hue - Hoi An (B)
Day 07: Hoi An - My Son – Cooking Class (B, L)
Day 08: Hoi An - Da Nang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
Day: 09 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Home stay (B, L, D)
Day 10 Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap (B)
Day 13: Siem Reap - Angkor Temple complex (B)
Day 14: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake (B)
Day 15: Siem Riep Departure (B)

Day 01: Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
After the flight we will be transferred to accommodation in our hotel. Tonight we will have a meal in one of the fine restaurants in Hanoi.

Day 02: Hanoi City tour (B, L)
In the morning we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, His House on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the outside of the Presidential Palace and the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam's first University. In the afternoon we will go to the intriguing Ethnology Museum followed by an hour on a cyclo (a pedal rickshaw) being taken round the old quarter of Hanoi. Then we can enjoy the ancient and unique water-puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Notes: Ho Chi Minh closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November for the maintenance.

Hanoi old quarter
Hanoi old quarter
One Pillar Pagoda
One Pillar Pagoda - HaNoi Vietnam

Day 03: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
In the morning we depart Hanoi for Halong Bay. When we are there we cruise in this secluded bay, marveling at 3000 limestone peaks that emerge from the emerald water. We have opportunity to visit spectacular limestone cave, swim from our boat, and especially we can do kayaking to explore the hidden charm part of the bay.
Overnight on Junk Cruise.

Day 04: Halong Bay - Hanoi – Flight to Hue (B, L)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines
In the morning we do some more kayaking to explore Luon cave and from here we are kayaking toward Turtle islet, Human Head islet, and the Saddle islet. After having lunch on boat we will leave Halong for Hanoi then go directly to the airport for the flight to Hue, an ancient Capital city of many original historical vestiges.
Overnight in Hue

Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Day 05: Hue city tour (B)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines
Our tour starts at 08:00 in the morning at the lobby of the hotel. We will be met and transferred to the Wharf where we will cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady pagoda), from here we will have a good view of Perfume River and surroundings. And then we take our vehicle to Tu Duc King’s tomb, which is one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest.
Then we transfer back to the city for our delicious lunch at a fine local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we will visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City and Dong Ba market.
Then we are relax at hotel.

Thien Mu Pagoda
Thien Mu Pagoda - Hue
Tu Duc King’s tomb
Tu Duc King’s tomb

Day 06: Hue - Hoi An (B)
We travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Hoi An. On the way we also visit Cham museum, My Khe beach and the marble village. In the afternoon we will enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town with its narrow, winding streets, visiting the Fukien Assembly Hall, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, the Japanese covered bridge, the Hoi An Museum and the handicraft workshops. After that we are free to go shopping, go to the nearby beach, or even have some clothes made which can be picked up the very next day.

Day 07: Hoi An - My Son – Cooking Class (B, L)
Today we visit My Son, a relic of the Cham civilization which dates back from the 4th to the 12th century. We will return at noon giving us more time to explore quaint Hoi An. Afternoon, we take part in a cooking class showing us how to prepare the best Vietnamese and Hoi An specialties.

Hoi An
Hoi An
My Son Holy Land
My Son Holy Land

Day 08: Hoi An - Danang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh and Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines
We will transfer to Danang to take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Afternoon, we will visit Cu Chi, where are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located in the Cu Chi district of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), Vietnam, and are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underline much of the country.
The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters.
After that we transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City
Cu Chi Tunnel
Cu Chi Tunnel

Day: 09 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Homestay (B, L, D)
This morning we will be met in the lobby of hotel in Ho Chi Minh City by our local guide. We will leave for the Mekong Delta at around 08:00AM. Driving through the Delta to Cai Be Floating Market we then board our riverboat for a cruise along the endless waterways of the mighty Mekong. We will stop, visiting brick pottery kilns, and a floating fish farm. Afterwards we will board a small restaurant serving the local delicacies of the river. Later, we will arrive at the lush orchards of the house in which we will spend the night in a home stay with a local family.
Overnight at home stay

Day 10 Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
After breakfast with the host family, we will take our private cruise to visit Cai Be Floating Market, joining with local people to buy special fruits or other souvenirs. Afterwards, we will continue our boat trip along the maze of waterways and canals through An Binh Island. We will stop at an old southern house with a bonsai garden and visit some local cottage industries which produce candy as well as rice cakes. Following our cruise, we will return to the Pier and transfer to our awaiting vehicle to return to Ho Chi Minh City. Lunch will be at My Tho City and our trip will finish in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Today we will visit to the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that we will visit War Remnant Museum, where we can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. We also stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get good shots for our memory of the big, modern city of Vietnam. Our delicious lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city.
After lunch time we continue our city tour with visits to Cho Lon market & then to Ben Thanh market- here we can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life. After the tour is finished and drop at the hotel.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Cai Be Floating Market
Cai Be Floating Market
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap (B)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines
This morning we will take a flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival you will reception by our local guide at the airport, then transfer you to the hotel for check in. Late afternoon we will start our exploring of Angkor. Angkor Wat, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, with its soaring towers and its extraordinary bas-reliefs. It is one of the most extraordinary monuments ever conceived by the human spirit, built in the 12th century in honour of Vishnu…
Angkor Wat, formed a rectangle of 1500 metres by 1300, covers an area of almost 200 hectares to include the supervision of watersheds ditches 190 metres wide. Within these, the wall encloses an area of 1025 meters on 800, or 82 hectares is the largest monumental Group of Angkor Then we continue to Phnom Bakheng for Sunset.
Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 13: Siem Reap - Angkor Temple complex (B)
Early morning we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise at Angkor, then return to the hotel for breakfast, this morning also we will visit Angkor Thom beginning with the portal South… Designed by Jayavarman VII, the last king of Angkor has been a great builder. Angkor Thom is located in the middle of Angkor. It is surrounded by a moat and a powerful wall laterite (kraham dèy) of three square kilometers to one side. There are a lot of temple located in Angkor Thom complex as Bayon, Baphoun, elephant terrace and the Terrace of leper king, then we will continue to Ta Prohm (Jungle temple) built for king’s mother in the late of 12th century. In the afternoon we will discovered Prasat Kravan… The temple dates back to the early 10th century and was built during the reign of King Harshavarman I, Pre Rup of the 10th century… funerary temple of Rajendravarman II. The Oriental Mébon of the 10th century Hindu temple, rising on the central island of Baray Oriental… Rajendravarman II built the Mébon to serve as a shrine to his ancestors as well as this temple only accessible by boat. Then we will visit Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan Temples were built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII (1181-1219 AD).
Overnight in Siem Reap

Cambodia, Vietnam
Angkor Temple complex
Cambodia, Vietnam
Angkor Temple complex

Day 14: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake (B)
After breakfast at the hotel and then we will start our exploration of Banteay Srei "Citadel of Women", dedicated to Shiva, whose architecture and sculptures of pink sandstone present a masterpiece of art. Brahmin temple dedicated to Shiva and built at the end of the 10th century on the way back we will stop to visit Banteay Samre temple built for devote to Vishnu god at early of 12th century. Afternoon we will enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, Asia’s largest inland lake also the biggest harvest fresh water fish in the world, which swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season; here we have a two-hours boat trip observing how local people go about their daily lives, during the boat trip we stop to visit a bird garden and a fishing farm, and also our boat driver will stop for us to visit the floating school which is a lot of the poor children study in this school, and they are the fisherman’s children. Back to Siem Reap.
Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 15: Siem Riep Departure (B)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Free until transfer to the airport for the flight back home.

What is included?

  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • All transfer and transportation vehicle with air-conditioning
  • Hotel accommodation base on twin sharing
  • 01 night on the cruise in Ha Long Bay
  • English speaking tour guide or ( other on request)
  •  Meals as stated in the itinerary (- breakfast, - lunch, - dinner)
  • Boat trip in Halong Bay, Mekong River, Tone Sap lake
  • Entrance fees and water

What is excluded?

  • Visa to Cambodia
  • International and domestic airfare
  • Transfer and guide on free time
  • Other meals and drinks
  • Other optional and activities
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expense
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