Essential Cambodia & Vietnam - 13 Days
A Private Tour visiting Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Saigon, Hoi an, Hue, HanoiI & Halong
Discover Southeast Asia's most dynamic countries with this Cambodia and Vietnam tour. Your tour start from Phnom Penh where an insightful tour of the city's National Museum and Royal Palace. Angkorian temples in Siam Reap the historical and religious heart of the country. Ho Chi Minh City the modern city and deep rooted culture and traditions of the Vietnamese people unveil itself , Mekong Delta, Hoi An, the imperial Nguyen dynasty in Hue. Your journey comes to an end in the country's north. In Hanoi, the charming capital, An overnight boat trip to Halong Bay is an ideal way to complete your holiday from natural beauty to ancient wonders. This 13 days program shows you the true essence of Vietnam and Cambodia and its people.
Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival (D)
After touching down in Cambodia's capital, take a city tour to learn about the country's history and culture. Visit the historic displays at the National Museum and the glittering buildings of the Royal Palace before heading to Wat Phnom for sunset views of the city. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B)
A short flight today takes you to Siem Reap, the home of the Temples of Angkor. Set off this afternoon for a visit to Angkor Thom. Discover an ancient city of incredible proportions- perfectly planned and filled with impressive temples. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Siem Reap (B, L)
Begin this morning with a tour of the 'small circuit' temples. Your guide will introduce you to the great Khmer ancient civilization as you visit ruins such as Ta Phrom and Preah Khan. This afternoon, be amazed at the grandeur and beauty of Angkor Wat. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Enjoy a morning at your leisure- to visit more temples, enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake or relax in a chic town-center café. Fly to Vietnam and the dynamic southern city of Ho Chi Minh City. Also referred to as Saigon, this exciting city is a great place to begin your Vietnam journey. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Scratch the surface of Ho Chi Minh City with a full day tour of the cultural sites and hidden gems. This morning takes you to China Town and Binh Tay market, dynamic energetic sides of the city. After lunch delve in to the history of the country with visits to the War Remnants Museum, Presidential Palace, Notre Dame, Post Office and buildings of old colonial Saigon. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta (B, L)
Leave the city behind for a day trip to Cai Be the central of Mekong Delta. Discover the most fertile region of Vietnam as you take boat journeys through some of the Delta's thousands of waterways, venturing to coconut plantations and local villages. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An (B)
This morning fly to the central Vietnamese town of Da Nang and continue by road to Hoi An. A walking tour introduces you to the rich blend of cultures that influence modern Hoi An's architecture and culture. Then take a cruise along the Thu Bon River to discover artisan villages making items such as pottery and ships. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An - Hue (B, D)
Travel north along the scenic coast and over Hai Van Pass to Hue, the former imperial capital. Stop en route at the Cham Museum in Da Nang. This afternoon a guided tour takes to the Imperial Citadel where the influence and power of the once-mighty Nguyen dynasty is revealed, followed by a cyclo ride through the leafy side streets of Hue. Overnight in Hue.
Day 9: Hue - Ha Noi (B)
This morning begins with a visit to Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda, followed by an excursion to the countryside to see the enigmatic tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Afternoon flight takes you to the capital Ha Noi city. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10: Ha Noi (B, L)
Today's tour of Hanoi provides an in-depth look in to the history and culture of the city. Visit the house and Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh (Closed on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoon), the country's oldest university - the Temple of Literature- and the lakeside Tran Quoc Pagoda. A chauffeured ride though the city's Old Quarter is an invigorating way to explore the dozens of small streets and lively shop fronts in this area before ending this afternoon at one of the dozens of museums in the area. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 11: Ha Noi - Ha Long Bay (B, L, D)
Journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Ha Long Bay. Board a traditional wooden junk or Luxury Paradise Cruise for an overnight cruise. As the boat weaves its way past limestone karsts and turquoise waters, enjoy feasting on freshly-caught seafood and stop to swim, kayak or explore hidden caves. Overnight on cruise.
Day 12: Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi (B, Brunch)
Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and bird welcoming the new day. Visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock where our vehicle waiting for us to drive back Ha Noi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 13: Ha Noi- Departure (B)
Free for last minute shopping or sightseeing before transferring to the airport for your onward flight.
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