Day 01: Siem Reap city – Arrival  

Arrive at the airport, pick up and transfer to hotel for check in.

Check in time: 14.00 pm, early check in upon hotel availabilities.

Afternoon start visit Floating village on Tonle Sap Lake

Then transfer to visit Les Artisans d’Angkor and souvenir shopping at local market

Lunch & Dinner on own account

Overnight accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap

 

Day 02: Siem Reap                                                                                                            

Breakfast at hotel

Morning visit Angkor Wat and Ta Prom temples

Note: During the visit of the Bakan tower of Angkor Wat temple, visitors are required to wear a proper attire, covering shoulders and knees as this temple is still considered as a sacred site (no short, miniskirt or short trousers). Child less than twelve years old is not allowed to climb up this tower. It will be closed on the Buddhist Sabbath Days, so the visit is subject to switch to another day. The Buddhist religious days: four days a month in accordance with the Lunar Calendar. Visit of Bakan Tower is subject to people limitation.

14h00: In the afternoon, visit the magnificent South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon,

Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King

Lunch & Dinner on own account

Overnight accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap

 

Day 03: Siem Reap  – Ho Chi Minh City                                                              

Breakfast at hotel

Leisure until transfer to airport for flight  to Ho Chi Minh City (see separate price)

Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel for check in.

Lunch & Dinner on own account

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

 

Day 04: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi                                                       

Breakfast at hotel

Highlights of tour: Visit to Cu Chi Tunnels, Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum. Photo stop at General Post office

Morning, visit Cu Chi Tunnel (approx 70 KM – 02 hours drive from Saigon) an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the Vietnam war. On the way, visit a local house making rice paper.

Return to Ho Chi Minh city.

Afternoon enjoy a half day city tour of Ho Chi Minh City (approx 04 hrs)– Visit Reunification Palace – former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

War Remnants Museum – Once known as the Museum of Chinese and American War Crimes, but also includes many exhibits relating to the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.

Photo stop at Old Post office – A leftover from the French occupation of the city, the Post Office is one of the better-preserved examples of the colonial period’s architecture. Finished in 1891, based on designs created by Gustav Eiffel, the famous architect of Eiffel Tower – Paris.

Later, shopping drop to Ben Thanh Market – Established by the French colonial powers in 1859. Being a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset, Ben Thanh Market is absolutely a must-see attraction of the most dynamic city of Vietnam.

Lunch & Dinner on own account

Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Day 05: Ho Chi Minh City – Ha Noi                                                       

Breakfast at hotel

Leisure until transfer to airport for flight  to Ha noi  (see separate price)

Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel for check in.

Lunch & Dinner on own account

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City

 

Day 06: Ha Noi                                                                                                                

Breakfast at hotel.

Proceed for full day city tour (duration approx 08 hrs) of Hanoi.

Highlights of the tour : Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, One-Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, Temple of Literature, Panoramic Cyclo tour, Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake.

You start with visit to the Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside) and his former residence.

One-Pillar Pagoda – The One Pillar Pagoda, which litterally means in Vietnamese as “long lasting happiness and good luck” is a historic Buddhist temple in Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Built of wood on a single stone pillar, the pagoda is designed to resemble a lotus blossom, the symbol of purity, rising out of a sea of sorrow.

Quan Thanh Temple – One of the four sacred temples built in each of the cardinal directions to protect Hanoi’s citadel from evil spirits, this Taoist temple was completed in the 11th Century. The temple’s namesake spirit, Huyen Thien Tran Vu, is remembered for feats like driving away the ghost in Co Loa citadel and protecting Vietnam’s northern border. Quan Thanh Temple is located near Hanoi’s West Lake.

Temple of Literature – The Temple of Literature ( Van Mieu ), dedicated to Confucius, was founded in 1070 by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong. In 1076, Vietnam’s first university was established here to educate Vietnam’s administrative and warriors class.

Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake – Peaceful and quiet, the lake surrounds Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda sitting in the centre on a small island.

The temple attracts many visitors and was built in commemoration of the 13th century military leader Tran Hung Dao who was renowned for his bravery in the battle against the Yuan Dynasty.

Later, you visit Thang Long theatre to enjoy the famous Water Puppet Show, a unique Vietnamese traditional art form that takes its origins from rural festivals in Vietnam. Artists – men and women – stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate puppets, making them move about, talk, laugh and even dance on the water surface.

Lunch & Dinner on own account

Overnight accommodation at hotel in Hanoi City

 

Day 07: Hanoi– Halong–Board on Boat(Joint Basis)[B/L/D]

Breakfast at hotel and checkout.

Proceed to Halong Bay by new highway (2.5 hrs drive from Hanoi)– UNESCO World

Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty.

Highlights of tour :

Overnight cruise covering different islands and caves

After you board the junk (NO GUIDE ON BOARD), check-in registration

(Check-in time between 12.30 and 13.00). Discover Halong Bay, listed as a

World Heritage Area by UNESCO for outstanding natural beauty.

“Dragon descending to the sea“ as it is known in Vietnamese, picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.

Seafood lunch on board.

A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay will take you to visit some of the islands and caves. Opportunity to swim at Titov beach

Enjoy dinner and overnight on board.

 

Day 08: HALONG           ha noi                                                                                                

Continue to cruise the bay with late breakfast on board.

Disembark.

Transfer back to Ha noi by new highway

Lunch & Dinner on own account

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi City.

 

Day 09: Ha Noi – Departure                                                                   

Breakfast at hotel

Leisure until transfer to  airport for flight  to next destination