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Charming Indochina 13 Days

Duration: 13 Days/12 Nights
Tour Itinerary: Travel from Cambodia to Vietnam
Highlights: Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta - Hoi An - Hue - Halong - Hanoi

Day 1: Siem Reap - Arrival

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 show & overnight in Siem Reap.
 

Day 2: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex

We start on our bike and cycle (45 minutes for cycling) or drive to world heritage areas on the roads less traveled. 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

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. We continue to visit Banteay Srei. 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 Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Check in and free time in the evening.
 

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi

In the morning, we will go to Hoc Mon district to visit the incredible underground Cu Chi tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to the city for lunch after 4 hours excursion. Afternoon visit will offer a quick view of the busiest city including Reunification Palace then discover China town lively life & Thien Hau Pagoda.


Day 5: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An

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 truly life

Depart at your hotel at 8:30 am, you will ride by bicycle to the home of a craftsman in the old streets in Hoi An Town. Where you will discover the daily life of Hoi An people and see how they make a lantern. You will have a chance to enjoy making the lantern and keep it as a souvenir. Have lunch at the local restaurant. Afternoon, continue biking to Tra Que Vegetable Village, experience a day of living and working with the local farmers in this village. A tour of the organic vegetable and herb gardens can include some time working in the field if you like, or merely observing and learning about the system and the fresh ingredients. Upon returning to the house, we were all treated to an herbal foot massage followed by a session of cooking various local dishes als such as : Tam Huu Spring Roll, Banh Xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region. Biking back to your hotel, ends of tour.

 

Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue

The car will drive you to Hue, which is about 120km from Hoi An town. Passing Danang, stop at Cham Museum which has an open air collection of Cham sculptures. Many of the sandstone carving are breathtaking. You will travel through Hai Van pass, and Lang Co beach - one of the most beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Upon arrive at Hue, will visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue. Overnight in Hue.

Day 8: Hue

Today we start the tour with the visit to King Minh Mang tomb, King Tu Duc Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda. Then we will embark in a boat cruise along Perfume River to admire sunset. Overnight in Hue.
 

Day 9: Hue - Hanoi

Take a morning flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will visit the Van Mieu Temple & Quoc Tu Giam. Have lunch and local restaurant and continue to visit Tran Quoc pagoda, One Pillar Pagoda & Ho Chi Minh President' House on Stilt, passing His Mausoleum. In the late afternoon, enjoy 45 minus shows of Water Puppet at Thang Long theater. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 10: Hanoi: Viet Ancient Village

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 - Halong bay - the World heritage

Start at 08:30am from your hotel, after 03 hours and a half drive we arrive in 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. Passing many rocks and islets in shape of Dog, Incense, Fighting-cock, Finger, Hoa Cuong etc and visit Surprise cave and short swim at Titov beach, kayak (kayak cost is not include in this package), if weather permitted. Have dinner on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing and later over night on board.
 

Day 12: Halong Bay -  Hanoi

After breakfast, you disembark and the car transfer you back to Hanoi. 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 15.30pm.


Day 13: Hanoi - Departure

Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight back home.
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Inclusive:
  • Hotel accommodation as specific or similar
  • Private car/mini van
  • Join junk/boat in Ha Long
  • All entrance fees
  • English/ French speaking guide.
  • Other languages can be arranged upon request
  • All meals as per program
Exclusive:
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drink
  • Tip
  • International flight
  • Others not mentioned

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