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Description: This program features the highlights of Vietnam from North to the South of Viet Nam including the Ha Long Bay, and the Capital of  Ha Noi. the famous world Heritage such as the Ancient Capital of Hue, ancient town of Hoi An, The cosmopolitan Sai Gon, the central highland with several ethnic group, the verdant and fertile Mekong Delta and local people living along with water,  , journey will offer visitors the diversities of sceneries from different areas and also the characteristic of the people from each region & sceneries. Besides, a chance stay at very nice beach city of Nha Trang which well known for its very nice beach among the country.
Last but not least, will have chance to explore Angkor Wat which is known as “the lost world”

ITINERARY | DETAILS

 HANOI – HA LONG – HUE – DA NANG – HOI AN – NHA TRANG – SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – CAMBODIA

Day 1/              Arrival in Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi – meeting with driver at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in .Overnight in Ha Noi.the bustling capital of Vietnam, a fusion of Asian and French influences, and the seat of the Vietnamese. Government. .
(Medallion hotel/3 star/Superior)

Day 2/                   Hanoi city tour  (B,L)
08:30am The city tour in Hanoi comprises:
- Temple of Literature (Van Mieu) – Quoc Tu Giam, a famous historical and cultural relic consisting of the     Temple of Literature and Vietnam’s first university.
- Hoan Kiem Lake, which as considered as the most beautiful lake in the city, with Ngoc Son Temple, which was     built in the 19th century, dedicated to the god of literature, which is linked with the bank by a beautiful curved bridge   called The Huc (morning sunshine).
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was opened on September 2, 1975, and stands on the historical Ba Dinh Square. This architectural structure has a rectangular form and evokes a lotus. Its upper part was made in the style typical of a     traditional Vietnamese pagoda. The mausoleum is opened for people coming to pay their homage to former President Ho Chi Minh, whose mummified body is on display.
- One-Pillared Pagoda (Mot Cot Pagoda), built in 1049 in the shape of a lotus flower. According to a legend, King     Ly Thai To, who had no male offspring, once saw in a dream the goddess of compassion (Avalokitesvara) sitting on a     lotus who handed a boy to him. The King later married a young peasant woman he had met by chance and a son was     born to them. As a token of gratitude, he had the pagoda built and dedicated it to the goddess. Lunch at local restaurant
- Ho Chi Minh’s House-on-Stilts, which is located in the compound of the Presidential Palace. It is made from     wood, in the style typical of the houses of mountain ethnic minorities. Next to the house are century old trees by the   side of a beautiful lake. President Ho Chi Minh lived, worked, and held meetings here with top leaders from 1954 until  he passed away in this house in September 1969;
- Ethnology Museum: Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is both a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. In the evening, take a pecicab ride (01 hour) around 36 Street Old Quarters. Enjoy Water Puppet Show, a traditional and unique Vietnamese art. Overnight in Ha Noi.
(Medallion hotel/3 star/Superior)

Day 3/         Ha Noi – Ninh Binh (B,L) 
Breakfast at hotel. Take a full-day excursion to Ninh Binh, 100km South of Hanoi. Visit King Dinh & Le temples in Hoa Lu, an ancient capital of Vietnam. Taking Sampan over small stream among rice paddies to see the three caves which also known as “Ha Long on land” Return to Hanoi.
(Medallion hotel/3 star/Superior)

Day 4/            Ha Noi – Ha Long (B/L/D)
8:00 – 08:30 Shuttle Bus  picks up at hotel & transfers to Ha Long (seat-in-coach)
12h00 – 12h30 Embark on Oriental Sails followed by cruise briefing
13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as Oriental Sails cruise further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Dog Rock and Incense Burner, to name a few
15h30 – 17h30 Visit Amazing Cave and kayak along the hidden parts of the bay
17h30 – 19h00  Go swimming, snap photos or just relax as the sun starts to set
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Overnight on board.

Day 5/        Ha Long
Ha Noi  (B,L)

06h00 – 07h00           Start your day with swimming, exercise or photo hunt
07h00 – 11h00           Have breakfast at sunrise. Cruise through Drum Cave Island, Man’s Head Islet, Van Gia Fishing Village and then head back to the Harbor.  Disembark Oriental Sails at around 11h00
12h00 – 16h30           Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30.
(Medallion hotel/3 star/Superior)

Day 6/        Ha Noi – Hue (B)
Private car with Driver will pick you up & transfer to the airport for flight to Da Nang -Upon arrive Da Nang airport - meeting with driver & transfer to hotel (2 hrs drive)Overnight in Hue.
(Huong Giang hotel/ 4 star /Deluxe)

Day 7/             Hue (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel, 08:30 am we visit the Imperial Citadel, built in 1804 on a site chosen in accordance with the principles of geomancy. and King Khai Dinh (ruled 1916 -1925) The tomb of King Khai Dinh with a mix of East & West architecture. then the tombs of King Tu Duc (ruled 1848 - 1883). The monuments, designed by the kings themselves, were also used as holiday retreats during their lifetime. visit Thien Mu Pagoda (Heavenly Lady Pagoda), its name came from a legend when the Lord Nguyen Hoang first settled in Hue, built the pagoda in 1601 and feature at peaceful scenery of Hue city Then visit to the Dong Ba Market, famous for its best conical hats in Vietnam. Overnight in Hue.
(Huong Giang hotel/ 4 star /Deluxe)

Day 8/              Hue -Da Nang- Hoi An (B,L)      
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Danang via Hai Van pass admire beautiful landscape on the road with Panoramic views of the clouds, the sea. with a stop at Lang Co Lagoon for picturing. Upon arrive Da Nang we will visit  the Cham Fine Arts Museum (which known as the best Champa collection of Stone Sculpture to be found in the world). Also visiting the Marble Mounts with Pagodas and Stone Crafts village at the foot of the mount. Check in hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
(Lotus hotel/ 3 star/Deluxe)

Day 9/              Hoi An half day tour  (B)
Breakfast at hotel . Depart for Hoi An Old Town, which lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Occupied by early     Western traders, Hoi An was one of the major trading centers of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. Hoi An emerged     when Japanese and Chinese traders built a commercial district there in the 16th century. Hoi An still has a distinct     Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; the original structure of some of these streets still     remains almost intact. The houses were made of rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with     Chinese characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs.
Walking tour through old Hoi An, visit:
- Phung Hung Ancient House, which used to be a shop-house of the formers merchants, a city house of special value     built in the middle of the 19th century
- Museum of Hoi An, also the pagoda of Quan Yin, a religious construction built in 1653, contains photographs and     many precious artifacts such as maps, statues, porcelain, ceramic, scales, anchor, jar burials, family records, etc. It is the     very place one should visit first in old Hoian
- Kwan Kung Temple, was built in the middle of the 17th century to worship Kwan Kung, the most famous general of     the     “ Three States” time (in Chinese history) who is the resplendent symbol of morality: faith, loyalty, frankness,     righteousness.
- Japanese Covered Bridge, which was built in the 16th century, with a Japanese pagoda to protect the sailors on the     northern side, the statues of two dogs at the western end, and two monkeys at the eastern end;
- Hoi An Market, and Workshop of Traditional Handicrafts
Afternoon time is a Special Hand-made Tour. Hoi An is not only famous for the charm of an ancient town and the mixing culture of Vietnam, China, and Japan, but also for handy-made products. Free in the afternoon. Overnight in Hoi An.
(Lotus hotel/ 3 star/Deluxe)

Day 10/             Hoi An easy (B)
Breakfast at hotel.. At leisure to explore the charming town by yourselves. Overnight in Hoi An.
(Lotus hotel/ 3 star/Deluxe)

Day 11/            Hoi An – Nha Trang (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Driver picks up at hotel & Transfers to Da Nang airport for morning flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival – meeting with driver & transfer home-stay for check in. Have breakfast at home-stay. In the evening, the owner helps you cook some local dishes which is very special. Overnight in Nha Trang
Overnight at Riptide Home-stay

Day 12/            Nha Trang Snorkeling  (B/L)
Have breakfast at home-stay.08:30 a mini bus will pick you up and we will board a boat to head out to our first location off Hon Mun Island. You will be provided with quality gear and towels. We will spend an hour or so in the beautiful reefs that surround the island. The water is as shallow as 2 meters and you will have a close up view of colorful fishes, coral, and other sea life. We will then head to Mot Island (our second snorkel location) and enjoy a buffet lunch. After lunch a person can continue snorkeling or simply laze on the sun deck and relax with an on board massage. If we have time, we will visit a floating fish farm on the return trip to the pier at 3pm. You will have free time for the rest of the day to explore the city or enjoy the seafood at the local restaurant. Overnight in Nha Trang
Overnight at Riptide Home-stay

Day 13/        Nha Trang –  Saigon (B)

Breakfast at hotel. 12:40 pm Driver picks up at hotel & Transfers to Cam Ranh airport for flight to Sai Gon  Departs 14:40/ 15:35. Upon arrival – meeting with driver & transfer to hotel. Overnight in Sai Gon.
(Tan Hai Long hotel & Spa/3 star/Superior)

Day 14/         Cu Chi tunnels & city tour (B,L)
08:00am – Guide will pick up at hotel & drive to Cu Chi (65km) to visit the underground amazing Cu Chi Tunnels which used by guerrilla during the Viet Nam War. Afternoon city tour includes: visiting the War Remnants Museum - features  Notre Dame Cathedral built by the French in 1880 and City Post office – Unification Palace feature at recent history of Viet Nam war. Ben Thanh Market to see local business. Overnight in Sai Gon.
(Tan Hai Long hotel & Spa/3 star/Superior)

Day 15/         Sai Gon – Cai Be – Vinh Long – Can Tho  (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel – 08:00am we will drive toward Mekong Delta – Southern most area of Viet Nam and known as the rice basket region of the country- First we will drive to Cai Be (2,5 hours) Take boat trip to visit Cai Be Floating market and locall village with their traditional business of making for living : making Poped-rice cake, rice paper and Coco nut candy.Proceed to Binh Hoa Phuoc island to visit Bonsai garden of a farmer where you will have lunch with mekong specialty dishes. One more thing to do in this trip is a soft biking ! It will be so amazing to bike along village paths to see the local farms, houses, « monkey » bridge, real life.After that the boat trip takes you to Vinh Long Town where you meet your coach again and drive to Can Tho . Check in hotel & relax. Overnight in Cantho.
(Kim Tho hotel/3 star/Superior)

Day 16/         Can Tho – Chau Doc (B/L)

8:00 After breakfast, take the morning boat trip to visit the Cai Rang floating market the biggest one in the Mekong delta in Viet Nam for Viewing the busiest of transactions of local people over the river.  Drive to Chau Doc – Upon arrival Chau Doc take a cruise to visit Cham Village & Muslim Temple feature at the Muslim community at southernmost part of Viet Nam. Onward to Sam Mountain to visit the Regional Goddess temple at foot of the mountain. Overnight in Chau Doc.
(Hai Chau hotel/2 star)www.haichauhotel.com

Day 17/        Chau Doc – Phnom Penh  (B,L)
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the dock for Express boat to Phnom Penh- Departs 07:30am .Arrive at Phnom Penh dock 12:30pm Welcome by your guide, transfer by private vehicle air-conditioned to your hotel. Lunch at the local restaurant – Then city Phnom Penh, visit Independence Monument commemorates the end of Cambodia's ruled by France in 1953, Wat Phnom, a ancient pagoda stand up on the hill, National Museum built in 1917-18 is exclusively dedicated to Khmer arts. Royal Palace built in 1866 and Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace compound. O/N at hotel in Phnom Penh.
(Ohana hotel /3 star/Deluxe)

Day 18/              Phnom Phen Siem Reap (B) Flight                   
Breakfast at hotel , morning your will visit to Toul Sleng Museum, Previously a high school, Toul Sleng became in 1975 the Khmer Rouge's S-21 prison. killing fields of Choeung Ek. It is now a museum, memorial and testament to the horrors of the Khmer Rouge regime. Transfer to the airport for Flight to Siem Reap.
Arrival at Siem Reap airport. Transfer to your hotel. Siem Reap is the nearest town to the incomparable Khmer temple complex of Angkor. From the 9th to 15th Century, Angkor was both the power base of a mighty military and political force, and the heart of a rich and sophisticated civilization. climb up to Bakheng Temple perched on top of a natural hill with spectacular views over Angkor Wat. Please note that the steep climb is richly rewarded by the view of magical Angkor Temple at Sun set,  sometimes elephants can be hired to carry you up – Overnight in Siem Reap.
(City River hotel / 3 star/superior)

Day 19/          Siem Reap - Angkor (B,L,D)         
      
Breakfast at hotel,  you will be designed for visits the "Great City" of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat which was probably more opulent than most European cities in the late 12th Century. Travelers may find themselves lost among glorious temples including the South Gate / Bayon / Bapoun / Elephant Terrace / Liper  King Terrace etc ... .Ta Prohm - a favourite amongst visitors because it has become part of the jungle. Travelers may find themselves lost among glorious temples including the Royal City of Preah Khan with fabulous carved stone lanterns and impressive sculptures, Neak Pean - a shrine built on a small circular island, Neak Pean - a shrine built on a small circular island, Ta Som, East Mebon with attractive decorations on false doors and lintels, and Preah Rup with great views from the top terrace, (Dinner with Apsara Show ).Overnight in Siem Reap
(City River hotel / 3 star/superior)
                                        
Day 20/         Siem Reap Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel (normal check out) Free till time to transfer to the airport departure flight.
End of service.

Tour Included:
Private transportation with 4 seats car (except Ha Noi – Ha Long-Ha Noi seat-in-coach)
Hotel accommodation on 01 Double  with daily breakfast
One night accommodation on Oriental Junks with deluxe cabin.
Meals as indicated  (B,L,D) in program  (excluded drinks)
Hydrofoil ticket Chau Doc/Phom Penh
All sight- seeing fees
Boat fees as program
English speaking guide
Water Puppet  show ticket & pedicab (rickshaw) ride 01 hour
Complimentary 01 bottle of mineral water per person per day tour

Tour Excluded:
Drinks -  Private expenses
Travel insurance of all type
Entry visa to Viet Nam & Cambodia
Bank Fee for payment if you pay by Visa Card which is 2%, and bank fee for deposit.
All airfares
Other services not mentioned
Please kindly note that airfare is current rate and subject to change without prior note.

 

 

 

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