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Jewels of Indochina 9 Days Tour

Duration: 09 Days/08 Nights
Tour Itinerary: Travel from Vietnam to Cambodia
Highlights: Hanoi - Halong - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap

Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival

You are arrival at our thousand years Capital Hanoi city. Our guide will welcome you at the airport Noi bai airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city.

After freshen up, we would like to show you of Hanoian daily life with one hour Cyclo (trishaw) ride around the old streets, then we stop at a local restaurant for welcome dinner. Back to your hotel for overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 2: Hanoi

Today you wil have full day city tour. In the morning, you will visit to Tran Quoc pagoda, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, His House on Stilt then we go to Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam (the Temple of Literature & the first university in Vietnam). Have lunch at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, we will visit the largest and most interesting Museum of Vietnam Ethnology, then go back to the Old quarter for shopping. Relax at a local Coffee shop or “Bia hoi” corner for deeply explore local life. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: 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 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast, you disembark and the car transfer you back to Hanoi. On the way, stop for 01 hours visit Dong Ho village to see production of woodblock prints and visit the impressive 17th century But Thap pagoda. Then heading Hanoi airport for evening flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

Leaving the busy city, you are going to visit country side in the Mekong Delta -water, the base life of the South of Vietnam. On arrival at Cai Be, of course, the only way for you to observe the local lifestyle is getting on a boat navigating around the small canals in the delta region. You will see the Cai Be floating market with sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from their boats. Lunch at local restaurant or Vietnamese house. Roaming around and observe how the people make the living from fruit trees such as coconut, corn and other local product. You may love to enjoy tea with honey and tropical fruits prepared by the locals. Return to Ho Chi Minh city in the late afternoon for overnight.

Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi - Siem Reap

Morning excursion to Cu Chi tunnels, the “Iron Triangle”, our Viet Cong basement in the American war. Back to Ho Chi Minh city for lunch. Then transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport flight to Siem Reap. Arrive Siem Reap, our guide and coach will pick up at Siem Reap airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsaras show & overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 7: Siem Reap - Angkor Complexes

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 8: Siem Reap

Breakfast at the hotel, visit Kbal Spean, about 49km from Siem Reap Town and it is literally means "The head of the River.” It is one of the rivers in 1000 lingas that made up of unique lingas. Lingas stands into the riverbed of the Siem Reap River. It was believed that the lingas spiritually "fertilized” the waters that fed the Eastern bay and irrigated the rice fields. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. Afterwards back to Siem Reap for overnight.

Evening is your free time for walking at busy pub street, dinner in one of many typical local food restaurant, pop up a bar for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.

Day 9: Siem Reap - Alms giving - Departure

Early morning we start witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area. About 6:45 am 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.

Then transfer to visit Tonle Sap Great Lake for cruising, visiting fisherman’s life, floating fishing village dot the semi-submerged forest that lines the flood plant rim of the lake, back to visit Chantier Ecole-Artisan d’Angkor, the place are in the Ministry of Education was constructed in 1992 and this place renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome training center and workshops.

Free tour of the classes and workshops offer a glimpse into the unique skills training program, teaching young artists in the techniques and styles of classic Cambodian artistry before transfer for departure lunch at local restaurant in the town. Then visit old market for shopping until transfer to the airport for flight off.

Please contact us for best price!
  • 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
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Drink
  • Tip
  • International flight
  • Others not mentioned

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