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Best Of Vietnam & Cambodia 16 days

Trip Name: Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 16 days
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration: 16 Days
Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Finishing: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking

Destinations: Hanoi – Halong - Hue – Hoi an - Saigon –Cu Chi – Tay Ninh - Mekong Delta – Phnom Penh -  Siem Reap

Flexibility:
This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.
 
Highlights: This 16 day trip offer a great chance to experience most of the famous natural and cultural heritage sites in both Cambodia & Vietnam from the wonderful and mystical Halong Bay, to the charming, quiet ancient capital of Hue, and the simple but interesting Hoi An, the fabled temples of Angkor - the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. Hanoi, Saigon and Phnom Penh...
 
Brief Itinerary:
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Being met at the airport and transferred to your hotel by Glad Travel Agency Co.,Ltd tour expert
 
Day 2: Hanoi City tours (B)
Enjoy full day sightseeing Hanoi’s highlights with Glad Travel Agency Co.,Ltd tour expert
 
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
Travel to Halong bay by private comfortable transportation, enjoy  the night on Ha Long bay
 
Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay and then driving back to Hanoi
 
Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (B/L)
Transferring to the airport to catch morning flight to Hue. Afternoon, visiting the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City like in Beijing 
 
Day 6: Hue (B)
Morning boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda and Ming Mang Emperor's mausoleum.

Day 7: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B/L)

Travel to Hoi An by car/minivan/coach, stop over in Danang to visit the Famous Cham Musuem, Danang beach.

Day 8: Hoi An (B)
Morning tour to visit local market and boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages.

Day 9: Hoi An - Saigon (B)

Being transferred to Danang airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam's largest city has an exciting buzz as millions of people rush around on their daily business.

Day 10: Saigon - Mekong Delta - Can Tho (B/L)
Enjoy boat trip to discover Mekong Delta life

Day 11: Can Tho - Saigon (B/L)

Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang and Phong Dien, 2 big floating markets in Mekong Delta. Drive back to Saigon with a lunch stop at My Tho.

Day 12: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Tay Ninh (B)

Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi district, and Tay Ninh Province.

Day 13: Saigon - Phnom Penh (B)

Being transferred to the airport for flight to Phnom Penh. Arrive in Phnom Penh and transfer to hotel.

Day 14: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/L/D)

Being transferred to Pochentong Airport after breakfast for the morning flight to Siem Reap

Day 15: Siem Reap (B/L/D)

Enjoy the day tour of the temples takes in the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King and watching the sun set over Angkor Wat.

Day 16: Siem Reap Departure (B/L)

Enjoy half day to visit Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean (River of 1000 Lingas) and Banteay Samre. In the afternoon, visit the Grand Circuit taking in Pre Rup, Neak Poan and Preah Khan before  being transferred to Siem Reap Airport for departure flight
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Upon arriving in Hanoi, our tour guide will personally meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure. Tonight, our guide will meet you again and we have welcome diner at a nice restaurant.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meal: Dinner
 
Day 2: Hanoi City tours (B)
Today, we will visit Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh Complex that completed in 1975. The complex includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature that was originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education. Have lunch at a nice restaurant.
After lunch, we continue our trip to visit Museum of Ethnology: This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground. Then, we back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan KiemLake, its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. The Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends. One hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter: Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36 s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.
Accommodation: Overnight on Junk
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
 Day 4: Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/L)
 Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (B/L)
Transferring to the airport to catch morning flight to Hue. Check-in hotel upon arrival and take refresh for a while. This quiet city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty. We visit the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City like in Beijing. Free shopping in Dong Ba market.
 Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 6: Hue (B)
Morning boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda and Ming Mang Emperor's mausoleum.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 7: Hue - Danang - Hoi An (B/L)
This morning we drive to Hoi An, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the China Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous Danang Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An. Known as Faifo to early Western traders, it was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 8: Hoi An (B)
Morning tour to visit local market and boat trip on Thu Bon River to visit handicraft villages. Back to hotel and you will be free at leisure on the beach or wandering around the town for the rest of day. Overnight in Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An - Saigon (B)
Free at leisure until transferring to Danang airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City - Vietnam's largest city has an exciting buzz as millions of people rush around on their daily business. We'll see the historic Reunification Palace and some great examples of French colonial architecture from the comfort of a cyclo. You will be free at the rest of day to make your own exploration to discover the city.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 10: Saigon - Mekong Delta - Can Tho (B/L)
Leave your hotel at 7.30 for a 3-hour drive to Cai Be with stop en route at Trung Luong Bonsai garden for a tea break. Upon arrival, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, rice paper making family before visiting the lively floating market of Cai Be. Then continue by boat towards Vinh Long province to see the diverse fish traps in order to learn a kind of lazy fishing. After cruising along small shady canals, we step ashore and take a chance to watch a typical and interesting music show of the Mekong cultural life. Lunch is at the home/ bonsai garden. Afternoon, take a walk for about half an hour to enjoy the rural peaceful atmosphere of the countryside life, on the way we can also stop en route to learn more about fruit trees. Continue by boat to visit the brick and pottery factories. Back in the car at about 3 pm to drive to Can Tho. On arrival in the capital city of the Mekong Delta, do a walking city tour, including the local evening market to take photos of the busy trading activities before checking in the hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 11: Can Tho - Saigon (B/L)
Early morning board for a 3-hour cruise to Cai Rang and Phong Dien, 2 big floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at a rice-husking mill. You can even try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals photo shot. At the floating markets, you will discover a typical way of displaying and advertising farm products of local people gathering on the Mekong river to trade their goods. Drive back to Saigon with a lunch stop at My Tho.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
 
Day 12: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Tay Ninh (B)
Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi district, and Tay Ninh Province. Upon arrival in Cu Chi district, make a couple of stops for photo opportunities and a visit to a rice paper making factory at Tan Phu Trung Village. Experience ourselves the underground village of Cu Chi guerrilla fighters, which is simply a network of tunnels built during the long years of wars. Continue to drive another an hour and half from Cu Chi towards Tay Ninh to visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, and attend the noon time service with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail; photo opportunities during the ceremony. Lunch is at a local restaurant. Drive back to Saigon and arrive at 4 pm. Free at leisure for the rest of day.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 13: Saigon - Phnom Penh (B)
Free until transferring to the airport for flight to Phnom Penh. Arrive in Phnom Penh and transfer to hotel. This city was once considered one of the most beautiful in the Orient, and despite its recent turbulent history it still retains a colonial charm. In the afternoon visit the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda, the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom hill, founds place of the city.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh
Meal: Breakfast
 
Day 14: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B/L/D)
Transfer to Pochentong Airport after breakfast for the morning flight to Siem Reap. Alternatively take the new speed boats to Siem Reap leaving Phnom Penh at 08:00 and arriving in Siem Reap around 12:30. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. On arrival begin a tour of the temples that includes the early-Angkor era temples of the Roluos Group - Preah Ko, Ba Kong and Lo Lei. In the afternoon continue to Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Chau Say Tevoda, Thommanon, and the fabulous Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B) Note: If traveling by boat the morning tour in Siem Reap will not be possible.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
 
Day 15: Siem Reap (B/L/D)
After breakfast a morning tour of the temples takes in the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent 12thcentury Angkor Wat. Return to hotel after watching the sun set over Angkor Wat.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 16: Siem Reap Departure (B/L)
After breakfast depart for a visit to Banteay Srei, Kbal Spean (River of 1000 Lingas) and Banteay Samre. In the afternoon, visit the Grand Circuit taking in Pre Rup, Neak Poan and Preah Khan. Afterwards visit the Siem Reap market and the workshops of Artisans D’Angkor (wood and stone carving) before transferring to Siem Reap Airport for departure flight
Meal: Breakfast
 

Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us enquiry for availabilities and the most updated price.

Tour Cost included:
• Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicates.
• Full meals as indicated in the itinerary.
• All domestic flight tickets.
• English speaking guide.
• Entrance fees.
• Private Boat trips.
• Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast; (AC room)
 
Tour Cost excluded:
 • Airport taxes
 • International flight ticket
 • Personal insurance
 • Expenditure of a personal nature and tips (such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, emergency  transfers & etc)
 


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