Vietnam & Cambodia Tour in 21days Posted date 05/05/2006 at 09:31:54 (Viewed 34332 time)
Features: The Unique combined trip of Vietnam Highlights then enter Cambodia from the Lower Mekong river, cruise up the Tonle Sap river, admire the Angkor Ruins then ends your trip in Bangkok for the connecting flight home or other destinations.
Tour program : Vietnam & Cambodia Tour Duration : 21 day / 20 nights Group size : 2 guests/Min Target: " Smaller group for a better care "
Detailed itinerary: HA NOI - SAPA - BAC HA - HA LONG - HUE - HOI AN - HCMC - CU CHI - TAY NINH - CAI BE - CAN THO - CHAU DOC - PHNOMPENH - SIEMREAP Departure. Day 1: Arrival to Hanoi (D) Arrive at Noi Bai international airport. Visa arrangements. Welcomed by your local tour guide and driver. Transfer to your hotel in the city center. Take an orientation tour on the cyclos ( If time permits ). Welcome dinner. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2: Ha Noi City Tour ( B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Visit to Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Presidence Palace, Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts and one Pillar pagoda. Continue with the Temple of Literature Vietnam's first university. Lunch at local reaturant. Afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son temple, Tran Quoc pagoda, Quan Thanh temple. Cyclo ride around the old quarter streets from Hang Dau to Hang Gai. Dinners on guests account. Transfer to train station for departure to Sapa with the night train ( schedule: 21:00 - 05:00 ). Overnigh at the A/c soft sleeper cabin.
Day 3: Lao Cai - Sapa (B/L) Arrival to Lao Cai station at 5:00 in the morning. Pick up at Lao Cai Station then transfer to Sapa. Have breakfast and shower in hotel before the trip starts. Trek down to Lao Chai village to visit the Tay and Day tribes. Have a picnic lunch on the way then keep going along the bottom of the Sapa valley to get to Ta Van village, which is supposed to be the most beautiful one in the area. Return to Sapa. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Sapa
Day 4: Sapa - Lao Cai - Hanoi (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. We start the trip after breakfast, heading up to Giang Ta Chai village of the Red Zdao tribe where you will have lunch. After lunch you check out and leave your luggage in the hotel then get yourself ready before heading down to Cat Cat and Sin Chai villages of Black H'Mong tribe. Enjoy the waterfall in Cat Cat and beautiful scenery along the way. Dinner on guests account. Transfer to Lao Cai for overnight train back to Ha noi. Overnight on the A/c soft sleeper cabin.
Day 5: Ha Noi - Ha long (B/L/D) Arrive Hanoi around 5 : 00 am in the morning. Pick up at the train. Transfer to the restaurant for breakfast. Then, Leave for Ha Long Bay. Arrive Ha Long Bay and board the Huong Hai junk. Check in. Have lunch then visit Ha Long Bay, Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, round over Tuan Chau island , Dog island , Sail island, Ti Top Beach, have dinner on junk, enjoy sunset, drink and over night on the junk. ( Optional : Kayaking ).
Day 6: Ha long - Ha noi (B/L) Have breakfast. Visit man's head island, Tortoise island, Toad island, Bai tho mountain. Return and have lunch on junk. Back to Ha Long wharf. Coach trip back to Ha Noi . Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi- Hue (B/D) Breakfast at hotel. Free at leisure for shopping until transfer to Noi Bai airport for boarding to Hue on flight VN 245 ( 12 : 40 - 13 : 50 ). Pick up and transfer to hotel. After breakfast visit local market in Hanoi ( if time permits ). Afternoon, visit Dong Ba market, the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, the ruins of the Purple Forbidden City. Enjoy the dinner cruise on the perfume river and the Hues folk songs. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hue
Day 8: Hue (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Take a morning cruise on the Perfume River to visit royal tomb of Emperor Tu Duc, Thien Mu pagoda and mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, in a setting of gardens and lakes. Free at lsire in the afternoon. Dinners on guest acoount. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Hue.
Day 9: Hue - Danang- Hoi An (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. In the morning drive toward Hoi An (about 4 hours). Drive along Lang Co beach and through Hai Wan Pass to Danang city. Continue toward Hoi An, which was originally a Cham seaport influenced down centuries by traders from various cultures. on the way stop at the Marble Mountains. The charm of Hoi An makes it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam. Dinners on guest account. Overnight at your proposed hotel.
Day 10 : Hoi An (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Starting early in the morning with the morning market. Afterward stroll around the town, visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Afternoon- visit Myson holy land. Return to Hoi An. Dinners on guest account. Overnight at your proposed hotel.
Day 11: Hoi An - Da Nang - Nha Trang (B) Drive to Da Nang and transfer to airport for boarding to Nha Trang on flight. Transfer to hotel. Free time in Nha Trang.
Day 12: Nha Trang and it offshore islands (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Take the morning boat trip to visit the Tri Nguyen Aquarium, the off shore islands around Nha Trang with the Mun mot island. Enjoy your swiiming and beach activities. Lunch at Tam island with fresh seafood. Return to Nha Trang. Dinner on guest account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Nha Trang.
Day 13: Nha Trang HCMC, City Tour (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Cam Ranh airport for boarding to Ho Chi Minh City on flight No 451 (8:15 - 9:30 ). Pick up and transfer to hotel. A sightseeing tour to the Reunification Palace, which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, and some French colonial structures including the Notre Dame cathedral, the Old Central Post Office. Tour of Chinatown and Tien Hau & Quan Am pagodas. After seeing the Emperor Jade Pagoda and the War Remnants Museum we end the city tour with Ben Thanh market where anything and everything is for sale. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in HCMC.
Day 14: HCMC - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi - HCMC (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Driving west to Tay Ninh, 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 the way back a stop for a visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. The tunnels contained hospitals, accommodation, etc. and were used as a military base for the Vietcong in the American war. Driving back to HCMC. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in HCMC. Day 15: HCMC- My Tho - Ben Tre- Can Tho (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Pick up at hotel. Depart for My Tho. Take the boat ride through the Bao Dinh natural canal, view the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river sides. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market. Proceed to the Tortoise island. Lunch served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. Trekking through the fruit plantation in Thoi Son island, enjoy the rowing boat ride along the creeks before returning to My Tho by motorised boat. Proceed to Can Tho via Vinh Long, visit the snake market. Check in on arriving. Dinner on guests account.
Day 16: Can Tho - Chau Doc ( B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Visitors first take the boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (the Bassac river) . The boat trip later takes you to the Cai Rang and Phong Dien floating markets, which are the most origianl ones and bustling places of the region. Visitors will have the most probably tried the Vietnamese vermicelli soup So, they will now go and see how it is made. Visitors then roam into the village to get in touch with the local people. Here, they have a chance to experience how to pass a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only one bamboo. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen to visit the Thot Not bird Sanctuary. Check in on arriving in Chau Doc. Admire the landscape from the Sam Mountain summit down the Vietnamese - Cambodian booder, visit the caved pagoda. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Chau Doc. Day 17: Chau Doc - PhnomPenh (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Visitors then take the nice rowing boat trip through the floating village to visit the fish fram to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish on their floating house. Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village. Change to the speed boat to board to PhnomPenh. Arrive in PhnomPenh around 14h00pm at the Sisowath tourist dock. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Afternoon, take an orientation tour along the riverside and the renowned Wat Phnom. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in PhnomPenh.
Day 18: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. City Tour to visit National Museum of Khmer Art, Silver Pagoda, on the same ground of the Royal Palace. Afternoon visit Toul Sleng Museum and the renowned Central Market. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to Pochentong airport for boarding to Siem Reap on late afternoon flight. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Dinner on guests account. an orientation tour along the riverside and the renowned Wat Phnom. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 19: Siem Reap Angkor (B/L) Breakfast at hotel. Tour to small Circuit including Prasat Ravan, Banteay Dei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say, Tevoda, to the World Seventh Wonder of the Magical temple city of Angkor Wat until view sunset at Pnom Bakheng. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Siem Reap. Day 20: Siem Reap Angkor (B/L) Early morning, view sunrise at Angkor Wat. Transfer to hotel for breakfast. The same morning visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon, visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan, Baksei Chamkrong and South Gate of Angkor Thom. Dinner on guests account. Overnight at your proposed hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 21: Siem Reap and departure (B) (Bangkok or Hochiminh city) Breakfast at hotel. Free for your own activities until transfer to sim Reap airport for boarding to Bangkok or Hochiminh city.
- English speaking guide - All accommodation with daily breakfast - Meals as indicated B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner - All transfers/ transport - Entrance fees and permits during guided time - Flight Hanoi - Hue, Da Nang - Nha Trang, Nha Trang - Hochiminh city
- International flight : Pnom Penh - Siemreap
- Train ticket to Lao Cai
- Boat ticket : Chau Doc - Pnom Penh - Boat ride in Halong bay, in Nha Trang and in Mekong river
- International airfares & airport taxes - Pre/post trip arrangement - Visa and visa arrangement - Travel insurance - Meals not indicated - Other personal expenses - Tips and gratuities