Day 1: Program will depend on the time of arrival. Arrival in Hanoi. Transfer from airport to hotel for check-in. Welcome dinner introducing you to Vietnamese cuisine in a famous international buffet restaurant with enormous choices of Vietnamese and Hanoi specialties.
Day 2: See the beautiful landmarks of Hanoi. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and wander in its beautiful garden. Learn the story behind the One Pillar Pagoda and Hanoi's history in Hanoi Hilton Museum. Also, visit the oldest Confucian Temple also known as Van Mieu. In the afternoon, walk around Hanoi Old Quarter and also see beautiful lakes and temples. Treat yourself to special dinner of fresh fish dishes.
Day 3: Walk around the Old Town. Enhance your culinary skills with a Vietnamese Cooking Lesson. Learn the secrets on how to prepare a great Vietnamese dish from picking the right ingredients in the famous Chau Long market to creating your own Vietnamese dish! Enjoy a fabulous evening of culture and tradition in the Water Puppet Show. Satisfy your palate with delicious dinner in an authentic Hanoi restaurant
Day 4: Drive to Halong Bay. Start of a 2-days cruise to explore the beauty of Halong Bay. Welcome drinks and lunch will be served while you enjoy looking at the stunning limestone islands. Other activities and entertainment will keep you occupied during the cruise. Sumptuous dinner will be served. Late night activities are also available.
Day 5: Join the early morning Tai Chi exercise before sunrise. Cruise will continue around the clear and emerald water to other part of Halong Bay. Continue to be amazed with the stunning limestone peaks of the islets. Lunch on board with variety of local foods. Enjoy the rest of the boat trip before back to Halong dock. In the afternoon, back to Hanoi and take your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer to your resort-hotel in Hoian.
Day 6: Visit historical temples and monuments in Hoian Old Quarter. Get along the vibrant town famous for its silk shops, small artisams and menrchants. Relaxing dinner by the riverbank in beautiful restaurant.
Day 7: Learn about silk art and get introduced in other workshops. Relax in the fine white sand of Cua Dai Beach. Explore its natural beauty and beat the heat in its clear blue water. Have fun and enjoy this beauty until the sunset. After sunset, back to hotel to refresh then off to a lovely dinner nearby riverside.
Day 8: Transfer back to Danang and take another flight to Saigon. After hotel check-in, have a walk around the area. Get ready for an exquisite dinner in a famous restaurant.
Day 9: Explore the beauty of Saigon, Vietnam's largest city. See its 300 years of beautiful history, tradition and culture. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office with French inspired architecture, the historical City Hall or Hotel de Ville de Saigon and the War Remnants Museum that will take you back in time to learn more on what happened during Vietnam war. Experience a special dinner in a local restaurant that will serve you delectable dishes that are hard to find in the big cities.
Day 10: Appreciate the beauty of the other part of Vietnam, the Mekong Delta. Visit different villages , farm houses, bee farm and sugar making farms and see a wonderful panoramic views. Take a boat and experience shopping in Floating Market after arrival in Cai Be. Lunch at the beautiful Ancient Garden House. Visit Vinh Long and stop at An Binh islet to visit famous fruit orchards. There will be a nice change for bicycle riding through the village and its handicraft shops. One of a kind dinner served by modern Vietnamese chefs.
Day 11: After breakfast, take flight to Siem Reap, the capital city of Cambodia. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel for check-in. Walk around the area and get introduced to its culture. Get a better introduction to Cambodia's rich culture with a dinner in a beautiful colonial market.
Day 12: Optional: (Depart at 5 am) See the spectacular dawn breaking at Angkor Wat. Have a chance to see the stunning reflection of the temple and the dramatic fiery background effect. Get amazed with the beauty the nature have designed in the ruins of Preah Khan temple. Also, see an equal beauty in an artificial island Neak Pean. Short drive after lunch to Bayon Temple. See the famous sculpture of giant faces in this richly decorated temple. Dinner enjoying Khmer cuisine.
Day 13: Uncover the largest and last city of the Khmer Empire, the Angkor Thom. Walk through the Royal Enclosure then to Elephant and Leper King Terrace. Visit another temple inside the jungle and other small temples. Farewell dinner in a night full of entertainment. Watch the Apsara Dance Show that will certainly give you more insight about Cambodia's culture, tradition and religion.
Day 14: Transfer to airport for departure.
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