Day 1: Hanoi - Arrival. Upon arrival Hanoi, group will be met at the arrival gate. Transfer to hotel. Take 01 hour city tour by cycle in the Old Quarter and around Hoan Kiem Lake. Welcome Dinner with Vietnamese’s delicious dishes at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel. Includes: (B).
Day 2: Hanoi – Ha Long – Hanoi. After breakfast, we transfer to Halong City and have a boat trip (4-6 hours) on Halong Bay to see thousands of strange- shaped islets and islands which will remind of many interesting images in mysterious tales or legends, stop for visit magnificent scenes of Halong through system of Karst caves and grottoes such as: Thien Cung, Sung Sot...Lunch with sea food will be served on boat. We have some swimming in fresh water before go on ahead to Ha noi. In the evening we include a Water Puppet Show - the unique Traditional Art in the North of Vietnam. This ancient art form dates back over 1000 years, but was virtually unknown outside of northern Vietnam until the 1960’s. O/N in Ha Noi. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Hanoi – Hoi An. Free at leisure till the time of flight to Danang. Transfer to Hoi An for leisure. Explore the town by your own way. This evening, we take part in the cooking class. Overnight in Hoi An. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Hoi An. Sightseeing of Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. The tranquility and charm of this town with its low tiled houses of Chinese appearance, Japanese covered bridge, brightly painted temples and pagodas make it one of Vietnam’s most delightful places. Overnight in Hoi An. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Hoi An - Hué. Heading north of Hoi An is Hué, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The scenic route passes through Da Nang before through the Hai Van tunnel and get to the picturesque fishing village of Lang Co. On our journey we make stops at the sensational Marble Mountains and the display of Cham’s sculpture. Upon arrival we take a boat trip on the Perfume River, stopping at the beautiful pagoda of Thien Mu and the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in the tranquil setting garden and lakes. Overnight in Hué. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Hué - Ho Chi Minh. The Imperial Citadel and the elaborate mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc are also visited this morning before we board a flight south. An afternoon city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, includes the Nôtre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, a lacquer ware factory, the bustling Chinatown and Giac Lam Pagoda. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Ho Chi Minh. After two hours by road from Ho Chi Minh’s bustling streets, we start venturing into the watery world of the Mekong Delta. As a highlight of the trip, we take a cruise along narrow waterways through the lush vegetation to an orchard garden where we have the opportunity to visit local homes as well as enjoy a lunch followed with seasonal fruits. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 8: Saigon – Tay Ninh - Cu Chi – Saigon. Heading out of town we travel by road to Tay Ninh, the head quarter of Cao Dai region. On arrival we attend the fantastic mid-day temple service when the followers fill the hall wearing colored robes, a symbol of the curious combination of the Confucianism, Taoism and Buddhism. On return trip we also make stop to explore Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 9: Saigon – Phnom penh. This morning, we bid fare well Vietnam to flight to Phnom penh. After Hotel check in and at leisure, we visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Toul Sleng Museum and Russia Market.
Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Phnom Penh. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 10: Phnom penh – Siem Reap. After breakfast, send you to airport or boat port or Bus station going to Siem Reap City. Siem Reap Town is small gateway to ruins of Angkor, it is 250 northwest of Phnom Penh and 15 km north of Tonle Sap. Arrival in the city of World Heritage, Angkor Wat! Our car and guide will pick you up at the airport or boat port, then transfer to hotel for check in. In the afternoon free leisure or explore the city on your own way. Overnight in Siem Reap. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 11: Siem Reap. After breakfast at the hotel, visit the famous old palace, Angkor Thom (this last capital was indeed a 'Great City' as its name implies and it served as the religious and administrative center of the vast and powerful Khmer Empire. It was grander than any city in Europe at that time and have supported a considerable population as high as one million) within Angkor Thom are Bayon (the giant stone faces of Bayon have become one of the most recognizable images connected to classic Khmer art and architecture.
There are 37 standing towers, most but not all sporting four carved faces oriented toward the cardinal points), Baphoun, Terrace of Elephant, Phemean Akas, Terrace of Leper King. Back to Siem Reap Town. Visit Takeo, Ta Prom Temple then afterwards visit Angor Wat (Angkor Wat is visually, architecturally and artistically breathtaking. It is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus like towers rising 65 meters from the ground level. Angkor Wat is the center piece of any visitor to the temples of Angkor). Dinner at local restaurant with buffet and traditional Apsara Show. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 12: Siem Reap – Departure. Visit the Angkor National Museum a profound cultural landmark in Siem Reap placing in the area of 20,000 Sq.m. which combined together The Museum: The world-class museum that reveals the legend of Golden Era of Khmer Kingdom, and The Museum Mall: The lifestyle landmark providing completed facilities and recreation services for both tourists and local community.
Forward, visit Chantier Ecole-Artisan d’angkor, the place is in the Ministry of Education that was constructed in 1992, this place renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome training center and workshops. Free tour of different classes and workshops offer a glimpse into the unique skills training program, teaching young artists about the techniques and styles of classic Cambodian Artistry. Lunch at local restaurant. Visit Old Market for shopping then transfer to the airport for flight off. Includes: (B, L).
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