Vietnam – Cambodia Discovery

12 Days | Cambodia, Vietnam
Classic Tours

OVERVIEW

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Saigon, Hoi An, Siem Reap, Phnom Penh

This is an ideal trip for the first-time visitor to Cambodia and Vietnam discovering the main highlights in few days: mysterious Angkor Land – Siem Reap, the capital Hanoi, the natural heritage site of Halong Bay, the charming town and beautiful beach of Hoi An, bustling city of Ho Chi Minh City, and peaceful Mekong Delta.

HIGHLIGHTS

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Fly to Hanoi. Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital city, boasts tree-lined streets and centuries-old temples.

Meal: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City tour

City tour of Hanoi’s most famous sites including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (outside view), One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Enjoy a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter in the afternoon to discover local lifestyles. Enjoy a Water Puppet Show, a traditional form of Vietnamese folk art.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Travel by coach to Halong Bay and take a boat trip to explore one of the World’s great natural wonders cruising the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding along the clear and emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent picturesque scene that blends with the sky. You also get a chance to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Halong.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Early awake for Tai Chi lesson on the top deck. Or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise. Later on, prepare to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast. Return to Hanoi later on. The evening will be free at leisure or you can choose to join our optional tour: Hanoi Street Food.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An

Today, you will take a morning flight to Danang. Upon arrival transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An, stopping en route at Marble Mountains to enjoy the view of Danang. An important trading route during the 15th to 19th centuries, Hoi An displays a unique blend of culture, cuisine and architecture. Step back in time as you wander the narrow streets of this charming former trading port, with its ancient covered bridges and temples.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 6: Hoi An

You are free at leisure today or signup an optional “Hoi An Cooking tour”.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 7: Hoi An – Danang – Saigon

Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (the formerly Saigon). Upon arrival, enjoy a city tour including Notre Dame Cathedral, City Hall, Central Post Office, and Ben Thanh Market.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 8: Saigon

You are free today or enjoy an optional tour to Mekong Delta.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 9: : Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Departure/or continue to Phnom Penh

Today you will have a half day visiting Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S – Vietnam. Lunch is served at local restaurant.
In the early afternoon, we will continue to Phnom Penh – the capital city of Cambodia pass through Moc Bai Border Vietnam or Bavet Border Cambodia. After 6-hours drive, we will arrive in Phnom Penh at 5.00PM. Overnight at hotel in Phnompenh.
If you do not want to continue for Cambodia, we will transfer you back to the airport for flight home. End of your Vietnam tour.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 10: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Today, we will leave Phnom Penh – the capital of Cambodia to Siem Reap, a 5-hour driving in the morning. The journey offers an excellent opportunity to observe rural Cambodia up-close. Stop along the way and visit a market, where every assortment of street food is available, including the Khmer favorite: fried spiders. Lunch box is on the way to Siem Reap from Phnom Penh. Once you arrive in Siem Reap, you will spend the time to visit Wat Bo Pagoda, the 400 years old pagoda located in the Siem Reap center and Artisan’s D’Angkor, the caving art school. Move on to the hotel for check in.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Seam Reap.

Day 11: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex

Today, you will have a full day exploring Angkor Complex with the highlighted temples such as: Banteay Srei Known as the Jewel of Khmer Art with its perfect delicate decorations, Angkor Thom – the town of Khmer including the temple such as: South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple complex, Terraces of Elephants, Terrace of Leper King and Former Royal Palace.
In the afternoon continue to visit the temple of Ta Prohm, the only one temple which has been kept its first natural situation, to be the example of how most of the temples of Angkor would look like at the time of discovering, Angkor Wat temple which was built by the king Suryavarman II in the middle of the 12th century cover a period of about 30 years.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Seam Reap.

Day 12: Siem Reap – Home

Today, there is not any activity. Spend your free time at leisure to go shopping…till we drive you to Siem Reap International Airport to board your homebound fight and arrival by next day morning.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

IMPORTANT

  • Payable tipping US$90/person for Vietnam and US$ 120 for Vietnam Cambodia is required to be payable upon reservation to Far East Vacation
  • Vietnam Visa Stamp fee (US$45/person)
  • Cambodia Visa fee (US$25/person)
  • Laundry and other items of a personal nature
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Optional insurance coverage is available for baggage, accident and trip cancellations
  • Cost for anything not specifically mentioned in the listing above

THE FINE PRINT

  • Service charge of US$100/person applies if cancelled after the vouchers are redeemed
  • Voucher is for one person based on double occupancy
  • Single supplement US$385 is payable upon booking for single traveler
  • After ticket is issued, any date change will be applied to airline penalty
  • Promotion tour is non-refundable after Far East Vacation issues air ticket
  • No child discount on special deal
  • If the group is not enough 10 persons, we will select the date for everyone

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