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25 days holiday tour in Vietnam & Cambodia

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Tour Information

Price: US$2,755.00 (included taxes & service charge)
Routes: Saigon - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hue - Danang - Hoian - Kon Tum - Buon Ma Thuot - Dalat - Nam Cat Tien - Saigon - Mekong Delta - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Saigon.
Duration: 25 Days/24 Nights.
Depart from: Saigon - Return to: Saigon.

Description

Tour Type: Land tour + well selected hotel + domestic flights/trains, private guided with your own English speaking guide ( unless otherwise specified), your own driver at your own pace and schedule.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival – Saigon

Upon arrival Tan Son Nhat Airport, you will be greeted and transferred to hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in hotel in Saigon.

Day 2: Saigon - Hanoi City Tour (B,L)

Relax until our car pick up and transfer to airport for your flight to Hanoi.
Upon you arrival in Noi Bai airport, you will be pick up to hotel for check in.
After lunch in a great local restaurant, we will go to the Museum of Ethnology, which is an excellent museum containing the ethnic costumes of the various minorities of Vietnam, as well as relics, tools and even full size replicas of their homes and buildings.
Then continue Tran Quoc Pagoda which is the oldest of all pagodas in Hanoi. Located beside the dazzling West Lake in Hanoi, Tran Quoc Pagoda is a cultural symbol of Vietnamese Buddhism.
After that, we will have a walking around the Old Quarter and visit Dong Xuan market, enjoy Water Puppet show in the afternoon.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay – Bai Tu Long Junk (B,L,D)

8.00 AM: Our guide will meet you at your hotel. Enjoy the peaceful scenery as we travel through the countryside, farmlands and Red River delta. You will have a chance to take photos.
Comfort break.
12h00: Greeting at Hon Gai wharf
(near the old ferry wharf)
Embark on Bai Tu Long Junk. Welcome drinks would be served before receiving cabin and cruising route briefing. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while our boat slowly cruises through amazing limestone seascape.
15h00: Anchor at Vong Vieng floating village, a quite, calm area suitable for optional activities such as: swimming, kayaking around the bay or relaxing on sundeck.
16h00: After visiting Vong Vieng, the boat will move to a overnight place.
19h30: Vietnamese style dinner served on board.
Activities at night: fishing, squid fishing…

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B,L)

07h00: Breakfast while continue cruise around the bay.
Visit Sung Sot Cave – one of the most beautiful cave in Ha long Bay
Lunch served on board. Back to wharf at around 11h30.
13h00: Road trip back to Hanoi with stop-over in Hai Duong province.
Arrive in Hanoi about 16.30. Then our waiting car transfer to airport for your departure flight to Hue. You will be picked up to hotel in Hue for check in and relax.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 5: Hue City Tour (B,L)

Our guide will take you to visit Hue.
Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Visit the tallest flag pole of Vietnam (37m-hight), Ngo Mon gate where Bao Dai ended Nguyen dynasty, Thai Hoa palace ( Palace of Supreme Hamony), Hall of the Mandarins, Forbidden Purple city…, have lunch in local restaurant.
PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit built on a hillock overlooking the Perfume river, this pagoda is an icon of Vietnam and the symbol of Hue city.
Then our car will take you visit Dong Ba market.
Overnight in Hue.

Day 6: Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L)

After breakfast, our waiting car and guide pick up at your hotel and transfer to Hoi An. Continue driving over the Hai Van Pass. Stop to enjoy the charming beauty of Lang Co beach- one of the best thirty bays in the world.
This drive will also take you through the tranquil countryside and huge paddy-fields as Tam Giang Lagoon…Via stopping exploring the Marble Mountains, a series of large marble outcrops which acquired mythical significance over the centuries. The caves of theSandy Marble Mountains have many sacred Buddhist shrines. Travelers can enjoy the lovely beach and great views from the Marble Mountains across the surrounding countryside. Then, take a short drive to My Khe beach - Da Nang beach selected one of the six famous beaches in the world. After that, move to Cham Museum, which contains the finest samples of the sculpture of the Cham People who lived in this area of Vietnam from the 4th to the 14th centuries.
Rest time is free in Hoi An town.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7: Cu Lao Cham Island (B,L)

Pick up at our hotels then transfer to Cua Dai harbor at 07:30 AM.
Get on board at 07:45 and the boat will depart at 08:00 for 1+1/4 hour cruise. A complimentary drink will be served as we board and be sure to bring along our camera to capture the spectacular monument views while cruising to Cham island.
We arrive at Lang village and the tour guide will help us understand more about Cham island with its history. Make a visit to the Marine Protected Area, the boat shelter, Hai Tang pagoda, traditional fishing village and the local market, then trek for 20 minutes to Chong village with very nice sloping and winding road and amazing view of the sea, sand and we sometimes can see some wild monkeys on the way if we are lucky enough. Go swimming, snorkeling and having lunch with some seafood afterward.
Keep swimming or relaxing after lunch then get on board and cruise back to Cua Dai beach harbor. The crew will wish us a farewell and we are transferred to hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An Walking Tour (B,L)

We enjoy a half day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of ancient quarter visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market…
Have lunch in local restaurant.
The rest of day is your favorite for shopping, swimming at Cua Dai Beach…
You will have beautiful clothes or shoes which look good suit with you, some gifts like as rice picture or ceramic…
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An – Kon Tum (B,L)

Our driver and tour guide will pick up at Hoi An drive to Kontum around 6 hours to visit Wooden Church (a special architecture erected in the 1913 where the priests give office in Bahnar language) Visit Kon Jo Ri & Konkotu village, traditional Rong House (house on-stilt) Diner in village. Everning enjoy Gong show & drink rice wine. Come back Kontum. Overnight in Kontum.

Day 10: Kon Tum (B,L)

After have breakfast, we visit Jarai ethnic village to learn about an unusual burial custom of the Jarai minority. The grave is set up as a miniature village with several people buried in one graveyard, which is typically made of wood with a thatched roof, and decorated with figures of human beings and animals, and is surrounded by wooden and cement fences. Dinner in local restaurant
- PM: visit Visit Kontum Town, Wooden Church, Orphange, Seminary and some traditional villages Ethnic Minorities: Pleitonghia, Konhngokotu. Overnight in Kontum.

Day 11: Kon Tum – Buon Ma Thuot – Lak (B,L)

At 7.30am Depart for Buon Ma Thuot vist Bien Ho Lake by the roud ( T’nung Lake) which located about 10km north of Pleiku. It’s located in the middle of the highlands red soil area, Tnung Lake looks very emerald with its green clear water. It is believed to have been formed from a prehistoric volcano crater.
- Lunch in Buon Ma thuot.
- PM: Visit Draysap Falls (some 30 km from Buon Ma Thuot), is in the middle of hardwood rainforest. Driver to Lak Lake Have dinner and sleep at Lak lake Tourism Zone.

Day 12: Lak Lake – Da Lat (B,L)

Visit Jun & Le ethnic minority villages. enjoy an elephant ride through Lak Lake. Then our car transfer to hotel in Da Lat for check in and relax.
Overnight in Da Lat.

Day 13: Da Lat City Tour (B,L)

08h00: Pick up in Da lat city. Visit Robin Hill by cable car system (excluded). Behold the primeval forests and pine forests of Đa Lat.
08h30: Visit Truc Lam, Tuyen Lam Lake located on Phoenix Mountain with the famous Monastery of Zen Buddhism in Vietnam founded in the 14th century King Tran Nhan Tong.
09h30: Visit Datanla Waterfall - One of the most beautiful waterfalls of Da Lat city. Listen to the legendary story of LangBian love.
10h30: Visit Bao Dai Palace with many interesting stories about the last King in Vietnamese Feudalism.
12h00: Lunch at the restaurant. Relax.
14h00: Visit the Valley of Love with dreamy Da Thien lake.
15h00: Visit Gallery of XQ embroidery - Dalat Historical village for learning about the art of hand embroidery. Visit Domain De Marie Church located Mai Anh hill.
16h00: Back to Da Lat.
Overnight in Da Lat.

Day 14: Da Lat – Nam Cat Tien (B,L,D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Cat Tien, Stop for photos the tea and coffee plantations in Lien Khuong. Visit the Dambri waterfall.
We have lunch at the park and prepare for a hike into Crocodile lake. A rustic forester outpost is the only facility out of the lake. Accommodation is Spartan, but looking into the red eyes of the crocodile while out on the lake in a small canoe makes the visit well worth it.

Day 15: Nam Cat Tien (B,L,D)

Hike back out from the jungle to the park headquarters. Accommodation is arranged in air conditioned rooms with hot showers. That afternoon we walk for 2 hours through the jungle to a bird watch tower that gives a great view of surrounding area.
In the afternoon, go on a three-hour trek through the Reserved Core Area where you will see many trees of different species that are hundreds years old. Then return to the center for dinner.
That night, a jeep equipped with a spot light will take you night spotting. Typical wildlife seen at night includes deer, civet, guar, mongoose…

Day 16: Nam Cat Tien – Saigon (B,L)

Visitors wake up to the nice songs of native birds. Breakfast prepares them for another four-hour trekking to see the Crocodiles swamp and back to the head quarter for lunch, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City for overnight.

Day 17: Saigon City Tour (B,L)

Private car and guide will pick you up from hotel at 8.30 AM. We visit some French colonial structures including Notre Dame Cathedral. Tour of Chinatown and Thien Hau & Quan Am pagodas. Having lunch in Vietnamese restaurant.
PM: we will visit to Jade Emperor Temple, one of the oldest Chinese temples in Saigon. The last sight we will visit is Ben Thanh market, where all kind of goods are offered.
Car transfer back your hotel.

Day 18: Saigon – My Tho – Can Tho (B,L)

8.00 AM: Pick up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City departs for My Tho. Take a leisurely boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal which is bordered by traditional stilt houses and fruit plantations. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising in the shadows of the water coconut trees. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantation on Thoi Son island, enjoy a rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motor boat. Proceed to Can Tho via Vinh Long to visit the snake market. Check in on arrival. Then guide take to dinner.
Check into your hotel on arrival at Can Tho. Free to explore the city on your own in the afternoon. You can also visit a village, meet the local people, have dinner with them and enjoy their music.
Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 19: Can Tho – Chau Doc (B,L)

After breakfast, take a boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong River (Bassac River), then visit the Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets, which are the best in the region. You will probably have tried Vietnamese vermicelli soup, so now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and talk with the local people. Learn how to cross a "monkey bridge" which is built from a single bamboo. Break for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc, stopping off at Long Xuyen to visit the Thot Not Bird Sanctuary. From the summit of the Sam Mountain, admire the beautiful landscape around the Vietnamese-Cambodian border. Visit the carved pagoda. Dinner on guests account
Overnight in Chau Doc.

Day 20: Chau Doc – Phnombenh (B,L)

Wake up early morning to transfer to Chau Doc harbor and take an express boat to Phnom Phenh, Cambodia. Arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh you will be greeted and transferred to hotel.
The rest of the day we visit the National Museum of Khmer Art, the Silver Pagoda, in the same grounds as the Royal Palace and the renowned Central Market.
Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 21: Phnombenh City Tour (B,L)

This morning, we spend the morning visiting the unforgotten Cheung Ek killing field where is a genocidal site. In the afternoon, visit Toul Sleng Museum where is the largest center of detention and torture of Khmer Rough regime.
In the afternoon, we witness the National Museum of Khmer Arts, with its warm red terracotta and its gracefully curved roof topped by dozens of guardian nagas. Then we continue to the nearby Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful samples of Khmer palace, which allows us to visit the precious, Throne Hall, Prasat Khemarin, Prasat Samrn Phirum, Hor Preah Khan, Chan Chhaya, and Silver Pagoda where the king regularly does the warship.
And then pass through the River Front Park whose scenery is much worth shooting, and continue to the only one hill in town with sacred sites called Wat Phnom before getting on a boat cruise along Mekong River bank to see the lovely Phnom Penh city at night with breathtaking view along the river. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 22: Phnombenh – Siem Reap (B,L)

Breakfast at the hotel and take the bus to Siem Riep (07.30~13.30). Upon arrival in Siem Reap we head to our hotel down town for check-in. The rest of the day we visit to the world wonder of Angkor Wat. We first visit to Southern Gate of Angkor Thom and the unique temple of Bayon. It is a collection of 54 gothic towers decorated with 216 coldly smiling, enormous faces glaring down from every angle. We continue to the Baphoun temple, which would have been one of the most spectacular of Angkor’s temples in its heyday. Moving on to the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Complete the day with sunset watching from Phnom Bakheng Hill. Back to the hotel for overnight.
Overnight in Siem Riep.

Day 23: Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom (B,L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we continue to the enchanting temple of the Banteay Srei, the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art. Banteay Srei means ‘Citadel of the Women’ and it is said that it must have been built by a women, as the elaborate carvings are too fine for the hand of a man.
In the afternoon, we visit the World Seven Wonder, better known as Angkor Wat, which is considered the most important archaeological site in Southeast Asia.
Back to the hotel for overnight.

Day 24: Bird Watching Tour (B,L)

Early morning, visit the Sam Veasna Center in Siem Reap. The center promotes wildlife conservation in Cambodia and develops bird watching sites in co-operation with the Wildlife Conservation Society and local communities. From there, head to the Ang Trapaeng Thmor protected wetland area (2 hours from Siem Reap). This area was originally constructed for irrigation during the rule of the Khmer Rouge, but is now surrounded by rice paddies and is home to a great diversity of water birds. Here we expect to find over 300 Sarus Cranes in the dry season. A further 200 species of other birds live and breed here, of which 18 have been classified as globally or near globally threatened. This is also one of the handful of sites in Cambodia where the endangered Eld's Deer can be seen. The best time to see the Sarus Crane is from February to May, although many bird species can be spotted year-round. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the countryside with a stunning view of the grasslands. Return to Siem Reap late afternoon. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 25: Siem Reap – Saigon - Departure (B)

Free in your time until our car pick up and transfer to airport for your flight to Saigon.
Wait for your departure flight.

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Trip includes:

  • Private tour
  • Twin room at hotels & cruise in places as indicated in program
  • Meals as indicated in program (B – breakfast, L – lunch, D – dinner)
  • Transportation at places as indicated in program
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide at places
  • Boat trip (Ha Long Bay, Perfume River, Cham Island, Mekong Delta, Tonle Sap)
  • Flight ticket- Economy Class : Hanoi – Da Nang, Siem Reap - Saigon

Trip excludes:

  • Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
  • International air fares/ airport taxes 
  • Visa stamping fee at arrival airport in Vietnam.

What to bring:

  • Bring Passport, change of clothes, sun-glasses and hat, toiletries, sun-block, insect repellent, flashlights, good shoes, personal first aid kit and medicines, small VND notes for buying drinks.