AUTHENTIC VIETNAM & CAMBODIA
18 days/ 17 nights
PLACE TO VISIT: Hanoi, Hoa Lu, Sapa, Laichau, Dien Bien, Halong, Hue, Danang, Saigon, Mekong Delta in Vinh Long and Cantho, Siemriep.
Day 1. - HANOI
Greeting at Noi Bai airport and transfer with our guide to your hotel in Ha Noi . Enjoy the brief excursion to visit the Old Quarters by Cyclo in one hour. it’s a chance to relax and enjoy your first evening in The Capital of Vietnam.
Day 2. - HANOI/HOA LU/HANOI/LAO CAI ( B,L)
After Breakfast, Transfer to Hoa Lu and Tam Coc. Experience the ancient capital of the Dinh & Le Dynasties. The reconstructed temples are fascinating. The beautiful lotus pond is one of many historical features. After an informative morning, it is time to visit scenic Tam Coc and a rowboat cruise on the Ngo Dong River. The limestone cliffs and tranquil waters make for a splendidly relaxing afternoon. Back to Hanoi. Take a train to LaoCai at 22:00 Sleep on train.
Day 3. - LAO CAI/SAPA ( B,L)
Arrive Lao Cai transfer to Bac Ha Market ( Only open on Sundays), Enjoy the colorful Market of Ethnic Minorities Dao, Giay, H'Mong, Safo, Hanhi... After go to Sapa, at 1650m above sea level, Sapa, Vietnam's famous alpine town, is misty and beautiful and is part of the last mountains in the Himalayan chain including Mount Fan Si Pan 3,143 m. The environment here is vastly different than the rest of Vietnam being very cool at times. After Lunch in hotel, visit Laochai Village for an ethnic minority experience to remember. On the weekend, the town comes alive with a huge market. The market is a weekly tradition for the locals to gather and exchange wares. The culture here has not yet been spoilt by outside influences. Fascinating!
Day 4. - SAPA (B,L)
After Breakfast, Take a day to visit Ham Rong Mountain,and enjoy the dance of The girls of H''mong, Tay, Giay, Hanhi, Dao . Visit Cat Cat Waterfall and walk leisurely in the animated market held by the regional groups of the H'mong, Dzao, & Tay. After lunch in the hotel, in the afternoon, visit Taphin village where living Dao minority ethnic, Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 5- SAPA/ LAICHAU (B)
Beakfast, we visit the cataracts of Silver Hoang Lien Are, in the province Lai Chau, visiting different minority ethnic from the wonderful Zone and enjoying its landscape. On the Way to Laichau enjoy the authentic landscape of north-west and take a photos with ethnic minority group. Overnight in LanAnh Hotel in Laichau. Wonderful, Authentic landscape!
Day 6- LAICHAU / DIENBIEN (B)
After Breakfast, Leave Laichau by road for the picturesque day’s journey to Dien Bien Phu Loop, in the far northwestern corner of Vietnam. There are many photo opportunities along the way. Continue on through the hills and valleys to Dien Bien Phu, stopping off at a White Thai minority village along the way. Arrive in Dien Bien Phu around noon. At Dien Bien Phu visit the famous A1 Hill, the Army Museum and Thai villages in the vicinity. Overnight in Muong Thanh Hotel in Dien Bien Phu.
Day 7- DIEN BIEN/ HANOI (B)
After Breakfast, transfer to Muong Thanh Airport. Take a Flight on 12:40 to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi, check in the Hotel in Hanoi.
Day 8- HANOI/ HALONG (B, L,D)
After Breakfast, 3 hours driving to Halong Bay then cruising out to the bay to visit two the most beautiful caves: the heavenly cave & the wooden stakes cave .Lunch on boat then keep cruising around the Bay. Throughout the adventurous areas literally hundreds of small & big islands waiting to be discovered by trevallers. The boat stop is high time for swimming , snorkelling or do some fishing. Cruising, cruise until the sun set time, stop in Lan Ha Bay (the most beautiful bay is surrounded by limestone mountains & grottoes , safe for staying overnight .Swim again and dinner when you order, enjoying fresh sea food. On-board in the private sky ,seeing the moonlight. We will lead you into the cheeful atmosphere at the middle sea for a peaceful night sleep on-board or boat house.
Day 9 - HALONG/HANOI (B, L)
Breakfast, Be sure to be woken up by waves and seabirds but lucky for you to see the sun rising for a nice day. You will come to Ha Long city on the way enjoy final swim. Get off the boat for lunch at a restaurant by the sea. and transfer to Hanoi in 3 hours on road . In the Evening take train Reunification Express on 19:00 to Hue. Overnight on the train.
Day 10 - HUE (B)
Arrive Hue on 7:00 am, transfer and Check in Hotel. in the morning take a boat on the Perfume River and visit Thien mu Pagoda. Return to Hotel. Free time to visit Hue imperial City. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 11 - HUE / HOI AN (B)
After Breakfast, Transfer to Hoian, a small and charming city, located at border of Thu Bon river. Afternoon Free to make a stroll between the 844 houses and temples in Hoian, including the Tanky's House, 200 years of antiquity, with Chinese poems written in nacar inlaid, or even the structure oldest call "The House at Tran Phu St.", made of carved wood. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 12 - HOI AN (B)
Free Day to enjoy Hoian Beach.
Day 13 - HOI AN/ SAIGON (B)
After Breakfast, transfer to DaNang Airport, take a flight on 8:00 am to Saigon. Arrive Saigon, transfer to the Hotel and Free day to visit Saigon City. Overnight in the Hotel.
Day 14 - SAIGON /CANTHO ( MEKONG DELTA) (B,L)
After Breakfast, Transfer to Vinh Long for 4 hours. full day trip to the watery world of the Mekong Delta. Take a boat trip along narrow waterways overhung with dense vegetation and try exotic fruits in one of the many orchards. Enjoy the landscape of the Mekong delta where we take a boat to visit the floating market CAIBE. Lunch in the bonsai garden ,for lunch sample the local delicacy, Elephant's Ear Fish. continue to Cantho and Overnight in Cantho.
Day 15. - CANTHO/SAIGON (B)
Breakfast, Take a boat and make a excursion 4 hours visit floating Market Cairang , the best beautiful market in Mekong Delta and Phong Dien Market. Return to Saigon and Overnight in Hotel.
Day 16. - SAIGON / SIEMRIEP (B)
After Breakfast, Transfer to Airport and Flight to Siem Reap by Vietnam Airlines. Arrive Siem Reap in the morning – meet with guide for transfer to hotel. The same morning, tour to Small Circuit including Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda, Afternoon visit to the World Seventh Wonder of the Magical temple City of Angkor Wat until view sunset at Phnom Bakheng. Overnight Siem Reap.
DAY 17. SIEMREAP/ DEPARTURE TO AIRPORT (B)
Early morning, view sunrise at Angkor Wat. Transfer to hotel for breakfast. The same morning visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon, visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan, Baksei Chamkrong and South Gate of Angkor Thom. Overnight Siem Reap.
DAY 18: SIEM REAP (B)
Morning free at leisure or additional Siem Reap sightseeing until transfer for departure flight.
Trip Prices Include :
- All transfers and land transportation in private vehicles.
- Accommodation in twin share basis with breakfast.
- Meals as indicated
- Flight tix: Dienbien - Hanoi; Hanoi - Hue; Danang - Saigon; Saigon - Siemriep
- All sightseeing with English, French speaking guide.
Trip Prices Do Not Include :
- International airfare & Airport taxes
- Travel insurance.
- Drinks and personal expenses and other meals not mentioned on the program.
Trip cost : in US$ and per person in the party of 2 persons
Hotel 5star: US$1695 per person