- Experience the magnificent Angkor Wat
- Cruise the mightly Mekong Delta
- Walk Hoi An's Old Quater on a tour
- Cruise on picturesque Halong Bay.
Day 1: Vientiane – Arrival. Arrive in Vientiane. Transfer to hotel. City tour including Wat Sisaket, Hor Prakeo and the traditional hand weaving village Ban Nong Bua Thong. Includes: (D).
Day 2: Vientiane – Siem Reap. Morning visit Lao National History Museum, the Buddha Park and the Central Market. Transfer to Siem Reap by plane. In the afternoon, 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. After 5pm visit Sunset from top of Bakheng Hill.Overnight in Siem Reap. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 3: Siem Reap. After breakfast drive to the fortified city of Angkor Thom. Start at the Southern Gate, continue on to The Bayon and its beautifully crafted central towers. From here visit the Elephant Terrace, which was used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king's grand audience hall and then continue to the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon visit the magnificent Angkor Wat. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 4: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh. This morning fly to Phnom Penh, the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia. This afternoon, visit the Majestic Silver Pagoda, the Emerald Buddha, the National Museum and the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 5: Phnom penh – Saigon. This morning we bid farewell to Cambodia and fly to Ho Chi Minh City, commonly known by its former name, Saigon. This afternoon Begin our sightseeing by visiting the former Presidential Palace, War Remnants Museum, the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral and the French style central Post Office. Also visit Cholon, the Chinatown of Saigon where we see the huge Binh Tay wholesale market. Overnight in Saigon. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 6: Saigon - My Tho – Saigon. Explore the Mekong Delta, the heart of South Vietnam, dotted with rice paddies and fruit plantations. Take various boat trips amongst the smaller tributaries to visit local floating markets, villages, home industries and plantations. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 7: Saigon – Hue. Free at leisure or downtown shopping. Then, transfer to Hue by plane. This afternoon we take a leisurely cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel, continue by coach to Thien Mu Pagoda and enjoy a boat trip on the Perfume River. This evening, partake in a cooking class. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 8: Hue. Boat trip on Perfume river to visit Hon Chen holy temple and Minh Mang mausoleum. Afternoon visits include the typical Royal Tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh and enjoy the beauty of Tu Hieu pagoda. Dinner and overnight in Hue. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 9: Hue - Hoi An. Heading south of Hue is Hoi An. On our journey we make stops at the sensational Marble Mountains and the display of Cham’s sculpture. The scenic route passes fishing village of Lang Co before through Hai Van tunnel. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 10: 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 tranquillity 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 12: Hoi An – Hanoi. Take a morning flight to get to Hanoi. Vietnam’s capital is one thousand year old city with peaceful lakes, French styled buildings, old quarter streets, three lined boulevards, brightly painted temples and pagodas. Enjoy a tour in the afternoon with Literature Temple, Hoa lo Prison, Ethnology Museum and a cyclo drive around Hoan kiem Lake and Hanoi's Old quarter. Overnight in Hanoi. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 13: Hanoi – Ha Long. Transfer to Halong. Upon arrival in Halong bay we board our Junk for the overnight boat trip. After lunch we begin our fantastic cruise in Halong Bay. The scenery is truly breathtaking and is continuously changing. This includes a visit to Sung Sot Cave, round over Tuan Chau Island, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island and a swim at Titov beach. Enjoy dinner on board while watching the sunset. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 14: Ha Long – Hanoi. After an early breakfast we continue our cruise to visit Man‘s Head island, Tortoise Island, Bai Tu Long Bay, Toad Island and Bai Tho Mountain. Upon our return to Halong city we have lunch on board, and then board our transport back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Enjoy Water Puppet show. Includes: (B, L, D).
Day 15: Hanoi – Departure. Airport transfer for your flight out. Includes: (B).
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