Day 1: Ha Noi Arrival(D). Pick up at airport and transfer to downtown hotel for relax. After noon, enjoy 1 h cyclo ride around Hanoi's Old Quarter followed by a Water Puppet show. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in the hotel in Ha Noi.
Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B,L,D) (180 km-3,5 h). After breakfast, depart for Halong Bay and enjoy the lush scenery as you drive through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta. Upon arriving in Halong, board a traditional wooden junk boat and set off to cruise among hundreds of islets and discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay. This afternoon visit 'Sung Sot' cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay and perhaps enjoy a swim off of the boat's swimming platform before the sun sets. Overnight onboard a junk boat.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An (B, L) (1h 15 Flight). For early risers, enjoy watching the sun rise from the boat's deck. The boat cruises back to the harbour this morning and after disembarking, drive back to Hanoi and catch a short flight to Danang. Upon arrival your private vehicle will be waiting for you for the short transfer to Hoi An, where the afternoon is at your leisure to explore this quaint town. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 4: Hoi An – Tra Que Village (B,L). Taking a short trip to a local farm in Tra Que village. Introduction to the history of the village, the cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering about the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine. You will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake. Continue doing activities such as: raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities. Then spend the rest of the morning working the land in the time honoured way, Having lunch. Back to Hoi An city. Free at your leisure in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An- Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh(B,L). Having breakfast at your hotel, then a tour to visit Hoi An which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Visiting: Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An and the Chinese-style temples and pagodas Afternoon, take a flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival at Tan San Nhat airport, you are met and transferred to hotel. Ho Chi Minh City is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This bustling metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping area and sidewalk cafés. Checking in your hotel for relax.Free time at your leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh city - Cu Chi - Ho Chi Minh, (B,L). After your breakfast at your hotel, car pick you up and transfer to Cu Chi tunnel, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. Back to Ho Chi Minh visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh, (B, L). 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.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Siem Riep(B). Taking a morning flight to Siem Riep. Arrive in the air port– meet with guide for transfer to hotel. Free at your leisure. Overnight Siem Reap.
Day 9: South Gate of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat(B,D). Morning, tour to South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon visit the World Seventh Wonder of Angkor Wat and view sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill. Dinner at local restaurant and enjoy an
Day 10: Banteay Srey and Grand Circuit(B,D). Morning visit to Banteay Srei (Citadel of the women), Banteay Samre. Afternoon visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup (Change the body), East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan and Baksei Chamkrong. Overnight Siem Reap.
Day 11: War museum and floating village(B,D). Morning visit War Museum and Les Artisans d’Angkor - Chantiers Ecole where visitors can observe students learning traditional carving and finishing techniques and shopping at Siem Reap Market. Afternoon tour to floating village and boat trip on Tonle Sap Great Lake. Overnight Siem Reap.
Day 12: Departure(B). Morning free at leisure until transfer for departure.
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