Discover Southeast Asia’s most dynamic countries with this Vietnam and Cambodia tour. From exploring the ruins of ancient Champa and Khmer empires to experiencing the buzz of rapidly progressing modern cities, from natural beauty to ancient wonders, touring these neighboring countries reveals a diverse blend of old and new. This 18 day program shows you the true essence of Vietnam and Cambodia and its people.
Welcome to Hanoi! You will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel in Hanoi. Renowned as the “Paris of the East”, Hanoi is one of Asia’s most delightful cities. Rich in culture and history this diverse city draws its influences from both French and Chinese culture. The rest of day is yours to enjoy. Check in hotel and Overnight in Hanoi.
08:00 – 08:30 a.m.: Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and start to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house – where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh’s museum where tourists will learn what he had done for Viet Nam and some other countries and a lot of information about President Ho Chi Minh. The next place is One Pillar Pagoda which is a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature the first college of Viet Nam dedicated to Confucian. Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, drive to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, Which is on the shore of West Lake, the Museum of Ethnology. The last place of city tour is Hoan Kiem Lake (Restored Sword Lake), Ngoc Son Temple. Drop you off at your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
06:30 a.m: Our guide and bus will pick you up at hotel and depart to Lao Cai, on the highway running from Hanoi - Lao Cai 245 KM with less than 5 hours. You have the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful scenery on the both sides of this road.
12:00: Arrival Sapa, enjoy lunch at local restaurant then check in hotel.
13:00: Bus will take visitors to start the journey to visit Lao Chai – Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai, explore the life of ethnic minorities, and admire the spectacular natural scenery with the terraced rice fields. Visit Sapa ancient rocks with engraved images big– small rocks, unique patterns of the ancients; visit the Bridge which made by clouds, cross the poetic Muong Hoa stream. Get back hotel and Overnight in Sapa.
After breakfast, at 09:00 a.m you start the trip by trekking to explore the Cat Cat – Sin Chai village of ethnic Hmong – discovered by the French and choose resort here in the early twentieth century. Coming to Cat Cat Village, visitors will be visiting hydropower station, waterfall of the Cat Cat village and learned about the culture, customs and unique people here with traditional crafts such as weaving, touching carved silver, forged agricultural tools, to drag his wife...
12:00: Pick up from Cat Cat village back to Sapa town. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant then you are free at leisure to visit Sapa town for shopping.
16:00: Bus and tour guide pick you up again at hotel and transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi, check in hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
07:45 - 08:30 Tour guide and shuttle bus of Ha Long Dragon Cruise pick you up then take 3.5 hour drive to Ha Long. Have a break 20 minutes en-route to refresh.
12:15 Embark Bai Chay harbor, get transferred to Dragon Cruise by a tender and enjoy a welcome drink.
13:00 Receive a cruise briefing. Savor delicious lunch while cruising among wonderful limestone islands.
14:30 Visit Sung Sot “amazing” cave, the most beautiful with millions of surprising stalactites and stalagmites
15:30 Stop at Ti Top Island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or photographing of Ha Long at island peak.
16:30 Do kayaking among hidden parts and around Bo Nau cave to discover mysterious beauty of Ha Long.
17:30 Drop anchor in a calm water area, rest on the sundeck to enjoy Ha Long views at sunset.
19:00 Have a delectable dinner in cozy restaurant of Dragon Cruise in the middle of the bay.
20:00 Entertain evening by karaoke singing or try your luck doing squid-fishing. Overnight on the cruise in Halong.
07:30 Enjoy the morning landscape with complimentary tea and coffee served, photograph nice pictures.
08:00 Experiencing unforgettable memory passing through “tunnel cave” on a bamboo boat to a secluded lake.
09:30 Check out your cabin. Relax on sundeck for sun-bathing, photo hunting while sailing back to the harbor.
11:30 Enjoy lunch on the boat while cruising back to Halong City.
13:30 Say goodbye to Ha Long bay then return to Hanoi. Have a rest en-route again.
17:30: Arrive Hanoi, transfer directly to the airport for your flight to Saigon.
Welcome to Saigon! You will be met at the airport and transferred to hotel. Sai Gon is a bustling, dynamic and industrious centre, the largest city in the country, the economic capital and the cultural trendsetter. Yet within the teeming metropolis are the timeless traditions and beauty of an ancient culture. Check in hotel and Overnight in Saigon.
This morning we will proceed to Cu Chi to explore the amazing site where Viet Cong hid during the War. It is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed before entering the tunnels. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Head back to Saigon.
In the afternoon: we will continue visit the former Presidential Palace, Norte-Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Jade Emperor Pagoda. Back to your hotel, free at leisure and Overnight in Saigon.
Pick up at hotel and departure for Mekong delta trip. This trip provides a look at a wide variety of the life and scenery of the Delta. On the way you can see green rice paddy fields stretching towards
the horizon. After 70km driving, we arrive in My Tho, a private boat trip takes us to Ben Tre. Walking on land and exploring local life and then we’ll visit the local coconut-candy workshop. Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, we’ll enjoy the local tropical fruits, folk music and see how they look after their honey bee farm. Afternoon, our boat takes us back My Tho where we meet our bus again for a 2 hour drive back Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Breakfast at hotel then you are free at leisure to visit more and do shopping in Saigon till transferring to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap – Cambodia.
Upon arrival Siem Reap International airport, transfer to down town and check in hotel.
In the afternoon: Visit Tonle Sap Lake. Take a boat ride to a fishing village to observe local lifestyles. The area of the lake changes six times a year because of the monsoons. Les Artisan D’Angkor This is a workshop that teaches the unique craft of wood and stone carving in the traditional and style of classic Cambodian artistry. Wat Thmei which is the Wat contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Breakfast at your hotel, visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King, Royal Enclosure, Ta Prohm. Lunch at local restaurant. Go to shopping at Angkor Cookie.
Visit Angkor Wat temple, built in the thirteenth century, and considered the largest and the most beautiful religious monument in the world. Continue to view Sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill. Enjoy buffet dinner with APSARA performance. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Breakfast at your hotel, visit Banteay Srey, is a 10th-century Cambodia temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Proceed to visit Banteay Samre. Lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch, continue to visit Mebon Oriental, Neak Poan, Preah Khan. In the late afternoon, we will have a chance to view Sun Set at Pre Rup temple. Back to your hotel, free at leisure for shopping at Old Market. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Breakfast at hotel, our car and driver will transfer you to bus station and take the public bus to Phnom Penh (The bus takes approximately 5-6 hours). Enjoy Cambodia landscapes en route.
In the afternoon: Arrive Phnom Penh, transfer to hotel for check in, free at your own leisure, overnight in Phnom Penh.
Full day City tour in Phnom Penh, visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda sit side by side on the riverside, and while they are two separate complexes they are visited as one, starting with the Royal Palace and then continuing onto the Silver Pagoda. Approaching the complex you will notice the walls painted vivid yellow to represent Buddhism, and white for Hinduism, the two main faiths of Cambodia until they were combined into one by Jayavarman VII in the 12th century, Statue of Preah Phirum Master OU (called Ngoy), Independent Monument was built in 1958 to celebrate Cambodia’s independence from French colonial rule, Victory Monument. Wat Phnom Wat Phnom ("Mountain Pagoda") is the heart of the city. At 27 metres above sea level, it is the highest point in the area. The huge clock, illuminated at night, on the base of the hill at the southern side, has become one of Phnom Penh's night-time landmarks, Statue of Yeay Penh or Grandma Daun Penh's statue joins to renovate the beauty of Phnom Penh and it shows the value of Cambodian women who helped to develop the society, Cambodian King Norodom Sihamoni told hundreds of participants at the inauguration ceremony near Wat Phnom. Lunch at local restaurant.
Visit Toul Sleng Museum, Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong) and the Central Market (Psah Thmey), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewellery, gems, silk, Kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs. Dinner at local restaurant, then proceed to the well-known NAGA World Casino, where you can visit & enjoy many games inside. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast at hotel, free at own leisure until time transfer to airport for flight departure with driver only. End of services!!!