Wonders of Vietnam Cambodia

20 Days | Cambodia, Vietnam
Classic Tours - Cruise

OVERVIEW

Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Nha Trang, Saigon, Ben Tre, Siem Reap

The vacation brings you all the highlights of 2 Buddhist countries in South-East Asia. Vietnam is not only famous for Halong Bay or beautiful beaches but also the variety of cultures, the oriental architectures in houses, worshipping places, and the wet rice Agriculture. Cambodia is the safest country in the area. The sunrise in Angkor Wat has attracted millions of tourists from all over the World. With the comfortable accommodations and our travel consultants’ experience, the 20-day vacation in Indochina will make you feel refresh and relaxed.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Wander ancient pagodas and French colonial buildings and experience traditional street life in Hanoi Old Quarter.
  • Trek through the tribe villages meeting 3 different hill tribes and discover the local life in Sapa.
  • Bask in the beauty of Halong Bay’s emerald waters.
  • Explore the imperial sites of Hue.
  • Uncover lantern-lit streets and age-old architecture in majestic Hoi An.
  • Walk along unspoilt beaches in Nha Trang.
  • See the busy hustle and bustle of Saigon.
  • Visit the world’s largest Hindu temple – Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi – Welcome Dinner.

Warmest welcome at Noi Bai Intel’ Airport and your Far East Vacation’s driver and tour guide will meet and transfer you to the city center. With the entire day at leisure, take some time to recover from jet lag or explore the city on your own. Welcome Dinner at finest local Vietnamese restaurant by Far East Vacation.

Meal: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour – Night train to Lao Cai.

Discover this one-thousand-year-old capital city’s sites such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and his residential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and Museum of Ethnology. Continue visiting West Lake and Tran Vu Pagoda before taking a rickshaw ride through the bustling Old Quarter streets. Complete the day by enjoying a fantastic traditional water puppet show. Proceed to Hanoi railway station in the late evening for night train to Lao Cai.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Overnight on night train.

Day 3: Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat tribe village

Upon arrival, transfer to Sapa for breakfast and start trekking to the village of Cat Cat, home to the H’Mong minority people. Afternoon, come back to Sapa town, check in hotel and free at leisure.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa trekking (Lao Chai – Ta Van)

Today, trek down to Muong Hoa Valley to meet and observe daily life of H’mong, Red Dao and Dzay minorities. Continue trekking to Black H’mong village of Lao Chai and Ta Van village, where the Dzay hill tribes live. Afternoon, transfer back to Sapa town and explore town on your own.

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

Day 5: Sapa Fair Market – Night train back to Hanoi

Spend the morning visiting the vibrant fairs and markets of the region’s tribal economy. Late afternoon, drive to the Chinese border gate for a sunset visit before getting on overnight train back to Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Overnight on night train.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Arrive at Hanoi railway station in the early morning. Have a short break before we journey Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Halong Bay. Arrive in Halong habour at noon, embark the traditional Vietnamese Junk boat to discover Halong Bay with Sung Sot “Surprising” Cave, one of the most beautiful and largest grottos of the Bay. Evening enjoy a delicious fresh seafood dinner and some activities on board.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise.

Day 7: Halong Bay – Ninh Binh

Participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply watch the sunrise over the magnificent bay. Enjoy your morning cup of coffee or juice before setting out to the nearby cave on row boat. Observe beautiful islands and have brunch before disembarking for the private transfer to Ninh Binh.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Ninh Binh

Day 8: Ninh Binh – Hanoi – Flight to Hue

Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then transfer to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital city of Vietnam. Visit the temple of King Dinh Tien Hoang, the temple of King Le Thai To, and the relic of the old citadel. Then, leave Hoa Lu for Tam Coc, where we take a sampan boat along Ngo Dong River for sightseeing. Afterward, transfer to Hanoi for a flight to Hue.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

Day 9:
Day 10: Hue City Tour

Spend your whole day touring Hue’s main sites such as the Citadel and Royal Mausoleums. Visit to Dong Ba – Hue’s local market and the arts museum.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

Day 11: Hoi An – My Son

Breakfast at the hotel, and then spend our morning discovering My Son sanctuary. Come back to the town in the afternoon for a walking tour to visit: Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 12: Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to Nha Trang

Free time at leisure until be picked up to Da Nang airport for a morning flight to Nha Trang. Free relaxation on the most beautiful beach in Vietnam.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 13: Nha Trang

Free for relaxing and swimming. Stay overnight at hotel in Nha Trang

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Nha Trang.

Day 14: Nha Trang – Fight to Saigon – City tour

After breakfast, your private car will transfer you to the airport for flying to Saigon. Spend the afternoon for a half-day city tour to some main sites in the city center such as: Reunification Palace, Nortre Dame Cathedral & Central Post Office.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 15: Saigon – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels

A morning drive will take you to Tay Ninh to visit the Cao Dai Holy See (in time to watch the mid-day ceremony), and the famous Cu Chi tunnels, a Byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Vietminh and the Viet Cong.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 16: Saigon – Mekong Delta Excursion Tour

In the morning drive southward to Ben Tre. Embark on a small boat for a 4-hour cruise to visit the coconut region and the living of Vietnamese farmers, handicrafts and culture along Mekong Delta. Return to Saigon in the late evening.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 17: Saigon – Flight to Siem Reap

In the morning, take a morning flight Siem Reap. Upon arrival, check in hotel and discover the town on your own.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 18: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

After breakfast, transfer to visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom (Great city), the famous Bayon temple and Baphoun temple dedicated to Shiva – the Hindu God, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King and Phimeanakas (Heavenly Palace).
In the afternoon, transfer to visit the World Heritage site of Angkor Wat the world’s largest religious building. Wrap up the day with a visit to Bakheng Hill temple for an incredible sunset from the top of the hill.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 19: Siem Reap

Free at leisure for relaxing or shopping. Accommodation in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 20: Siem Reap Departure

Today, you spend your last-minutes for shopping and relax until we take you to the airport for flight home. We hope you enjoyed your time in Vietnam and Cambodia and will be leaving this country with endless amounts of stories memories and captivating pictures of the entire vacation. End trip organized by FarEastVacation.com.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

IMPORTANT

  • Accommodation in shared a double/twin room.
  • Daily breakfasts and meals as in the itinerary.
  • Community service project activity.
  • Private air conditioned transportation.
  • Internal flight: Hanoi – hue, Danang – Nha Trang, Nha Trang – Saigon.
  • English speaking tour guides.
  • Professional educator supervision and instruction.
  • Water & Tissues.
  • Entrance feesfor sights visited, performances & excursions.
  • Vietnam Visa Approval Letter.
  • International flights with departure airport taxes.
  • Travel Insuarance.
  • Vietnam Visa Stamp fee (US$ 45 per person for landing service).
  • Surcharge for compulsory Gala Dinner during festive seasons (Christmas, New Year,…).
  • Peak seasons surcharge which will be advised at time of booking.
  • Beverage in meals and personal fees which do not include in the itinerary (laundry, international/domestic telephone call).
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide.
  • Extra costs or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel.
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change.

TRAVEL NOTE:
Please be aware that flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel are all subject to availability and modifications outside of our control. When there are cancellations or delays, Far East Vacation will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement with the customer.

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