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Vietnam & Cambodia 13 days 12 nights - from $ 1169 US

We combine the ‘Temples of Angkor’ with our ‘Highlights of Vietnam’ in this 13-days journey. Begin in Siem Reap where you explore the cultural and historical sights of stunning temples of Angkor. From here we fly to Vietnam where you will experience the highlights from south to north, including exciting Saigon, Hoian Ancient town, the quiet former imperial city of Hue, beautiful Halong Bay and gracious Hanoi. See it all on this exciting tour combining the glories of Vietnam & Cambodia.
  • Mekong delta Vietnam
  • Laos Photo
  • Hue photo gallery Vietnam

Outline itinerary

Day 1: Siem Reap arrival
Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex
Day 3: Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh city
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnel
Day 5: Ho Chi minh city – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh city - Hoi An by flight
Day 6: Hoi An – Fish & Chips tour
Day 7: Hoi An – Hue
Day 8: Hue Cooking Class
Day 9: Hue – Ha Noi
Day 10: Ha Noi – Duong Lam Ancient Village – Ha Noi
Day 11: Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay
Day 12: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi
Day 13: Ha Noi departure

Detail of itinerary

DAY 1: SIEM REAP - ARRIVAL (D)
Our guide and coach will pick up at Siem Reap airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Then get out for enjoying sunset from top of Bakheng Hill. Dinner with Apsaras shows & overnight in Siem Reap.
 
DAY 2:  SIEM REAP - ANGKOR COMPLEXE (B/L)
We start on our bike and cycle (45 minutes for cycling) or drvie to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist. The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century)
See the South Gate, Bayon Temple- unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill.
Enjoy 1 hour foot massage before transfer to your hotel.
 
DAY 3: SIEM REAP - HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)
Early morning we start witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area. About 6:45AM we walk to nearby Pagoda and offering food to monks. After monks finished breakfast we start enjoy our breakfast on the ground floor of pagoda, jasmine tea will be served in the peaceful of pagoda.
Banteay Srei: nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving
 Have lunch at local restaurant. Visit Tonle Sap Great Lake after lunch and relax until early afternoon flight to Hochiminh city. Check in and overnight in Hochiminh.
 
DAY 4: HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI (B)
Morning excursion to Cu Chi tunnels and take a guided tour with a veteran guide to gain deep insight and personal accounts of the wartime era. On arrival he will meet the group and take them on a guided tour of the tunnels together with Aurora guide (his service is subject to availability). If desired (and not for the faint hearted and on own account) a round of bullets can be fired from anAK47 gun at a target range at the tunnels. Back to Hochiminh city for visiting the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh market.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
 
DAY 5: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY - HOI AN (B/L)
Heading out of the bustling city, we ride along rice field to My Tho, one of Mekong Delta province. Upon arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region, which passing My Tho fruit market. Joining in with daily activities of local people and enjoy the atmosphere of water world along the canal and along the Tien river. The exciting cruise continue to Unicorn island, here you can taste many seasonal fruits and enjoy the local traditional music, performed by the islanders. Have lunch at a typical country garden house. Next stops are the coconut candy “mill” work shops and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City for late flight to Danang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Hoi An town for overnight.
 
DAY 6: HOI AN – FISH & CHIPS TOUR (B)
Cam Thanh village is about 4ha, during the Vietnam war this was the shelter for liberation troops and nowadays this place is famous for providing seafood products for Hoian Town. Joining this tour you will have a chance to learn some traditional fishing techniques and how to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war. On this tour, we provide an authentic social and cultural insight of the local way of life. As well, you will take part in some hands-on activities that are fun, safe and interesting to people of all ages.

08:30 Picked up by our guide at your hotel, ride bicycles to Tra Que Village.
09:00 Walk around the vegetable village and join in the daily activities with local farmer there.
10:00 Continue riding along De Vong River to Hoi An Beach wharf.
10:30 Embark on the boat to Cua Dai sand dune, enjoy casting net show and learn how to cast net by local fisherman.
11:30 Continue to Cam Thanh Water coconut village, have a brief introduction about the place.
11:40 Take basket boat rowing along the water coconut river, Fisherman will teach you how to catch crabs (02 pax/ boat).
If you are in big group, we need to divide into small teams for basket boat racing and catching crabs. A lovely present awaits the winner afterward.
12:40 Embark on motor boat, enjoy the folk songs show by local people while light lunch be served special local food such as pancake, Tam Huu spring rolls , fried fish …After lunch, learn how to make funny tools by water coconut leaf.
14:30   Continue to the ancient town, experience the daily life of fisherman along Thu Bon River
15:30   Get on Bach Dang wharf, take a bicycle back to Hotel.
Overnight in Hoi An.
 
DAY 7: HOI AN - DA NANG - HUE (B)
The car will drive you to Hue which is about 135km via Danang. You will travel through Hai Van pass, and pass by Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Arrive in Hue after 3 hours drive.
Start your exploration of Hue at the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.  After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument take a cyclo through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to come to relax, full of lotus flowers in summer there are many local style coffee shops around the lake where university students come to study.  Following is the visit one of largest garden houses (Nha ruong in Vietnamese) An Hien. Overnight in Hue.
 
DAY 8: HUE – COOKING CLASS (B/L)
Morning follow your chef to local to learn more about Vietnamese ingredients and then join a cooking class demonstrated by the owner of Y Thao Garden House. Lunch served at Vuon Y Thao including the dishes you have learned.
In the afternoon you will visit King Minh Mang’s tomb and King Khai Dinh’s tomb. Then some minutes relax and enjoy Royal tea at Vi Da Xua tea saloon. Overnight in Hue.
 
DAY 9: HUE - HANOI (B)
Take a morning flight to Hanoi. Welcomed at Noi Bai International airport by our guide and transferred to your hotel Relax after a long journey before we present you Vietnam daily life with a city walk that commences at he fountain at the north end of Hoan Kiem lake at the southern end of Hang Dao St. Travels through some of the streets of the Old Quarter, highlighting the concept of the ‘36 trade streets’ where each street is named after the original product or service of the individual trade guilds. We see examples of traditional, French and Art Deco architecture. We also visit a communal house and pagoda, the famous Bach Ma Temple and see the house where Ho Chi Minh drafted the Declaration of Independence.  Around the Hoan Kiem lake, visit Ngoc Son temple and Old quarter streets. Stop at Thang Long theatre for one hour Water Puppets shows. Overnight in Hanoi.
 
DAY 10: HANOI: VIET ANCIENT VILLAGE (B/L)
One of few Ancient village remaining Hanoi. It is Duong Lam village, a purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still preserve many hundred-year-old houses. Upon arrival, bike along tiny ancient alleys to visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet - the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. Continue riding around the village to discover the daily life and farming working of Vietnamese peasants along the terrace with a stop in two ancient houses: the biggest ancient house was build 200 years ago and the most ancient house back to 400 years ago.
After lunch and resting, visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple, places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Again biking to visit Mia Pagoda (other hamlet in Duong Lam village), is built in 15 th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of the Eight Vajra Deities. Drive back to Hanoi for overnight.
 
DAY 11: HANOI -  HA LONG BAY – THE WORLD HERITAGE  (B/L/D)
After breakfast, take 3.5 hours drive to Halong bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting a beautiful case, if not today, you will do tomorrow according to each boat/junk’s itinerary. Again your dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later overnight on board.
 
DAY 12: HA LONG BAY – HANOI (BRUNCH)
In the morning, take further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. Enjoy brunch on board before disembarking. Return to Hanoi by private car, on the way you may like to take a short visit to Con Son Pagoda or Dong Trieu Pottery village. Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi around 17.00 pm.
 
DAY 13: HANOI - DEPARTURE (B)
Free time for shopping or optional visit before transferrring to Noi Bai airport for flight home.

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