2 Weeks of Spectacular Vietnam & Cambodia
14 days 13 nights From USD 1.729
The city tour includes such sights as the Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House & Mausoluem (closed on Monday and Friday) , the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Art Museum. In the late afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday ) and then take a one hour cyclo tour (Vietnamese rickshaw) to see the Lake of the Restored Sword and the Old Quarter. In the evening enjoy Water Puppet Show.
Upon arrival in Hanoi, meet your guide, and then transfer to your hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi full day tour - Laocai (B)
Take a full day city tour in Hanoi - is a unique city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental temples. The city tour includes such sights as the Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House & Mausoluem (closed on Monday and Friday) , the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, Art Museum. In the late afternoon, visit the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday ) and then take a one hour cyclo tour (Vietnamese rickshaw) to see the Lake of the Restored Sword and the Old Quarter. In the evening enjoy Water Puppet Show.
Transfer to Hanoi railway station to take train to Lao Cai by Vietnam Train Railways.
Overnight ON TRAIN.
Day 3 Laocai - Catcat - Laochai - Tavan - Sapa (B)
Upon arrival in Lao Cao in the early moring. Breakfast at local restaurant. Take a walk to Cat Cat village, visiting the local people, wandering through rice paddies, waterfalls. Continue to Lao Chai village; take picture of paddle field and visit minority house and school. You will then be able to walk from Lao Chai to Tavan village where the Giay ethnic minority hill tribe lives.
Visit Sapa open market where the hilltribes such as the Hmong, the Dao, the Tay, sell their own products like fabrics, hats, scarves. Mingle yourselves with the hilltribes’ daily activities.
Overnight in Sapa.
Day 4 Sapa - Bac Ha market (Sunday only) - Sapa (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bac Ha town. Bac Ha market, located in the heart of Bac ha small town is the largest one in the area. Every Sunday, the different and colorful ethnic minority come all here to sell their homemade products or buy something for the family. They are Hmong, Phu La, Back Dzao, Tay or Nung minorities. In the afternoon, you drive downhill towards Lao Cai for about half an hour. You stop on the way (before reaching Lao Cai) to take a short walk to Trung Do village inhabited by Tay people. Tay villages are always set up at the foot of a mountain or along a stream and are named after a mountain, a field, or a river. Each village contains about 15-20 households.Stop by a traditional Tay house for a cup of tea before taking a boat cruise upstream the Chay River. The scenery is very beautiful on both sides of the river. The boat trip will end at Bao Nhai bridge.
Overnight in Sapa.
Day 5 Sapa- Silver waterfall and Heavens Gate - Tam Duong - Binh Lu - Laocai (B)
Breakfast at hotel. You will be taken by car to the Silver Waterfall; from there you can see the stunning views of the surrounding mountains and the lush forests belonging to Hoang Lien National Park. Along the way, you can stop by a farm for a cup of tea while your guide explain about this special part of Sapa where many species are grown such as plum tree and squash. Following you will continue by car to drive uphill to Heavens Gate, the highest stretch of road in Vietnam as well as the provincial border of Lao Cai and Lai Chau provinces. Here you will have a fantastic opportunity to view the magnificent scenery. Then visit Tam Duong & Binh Lu Villages.
Transfer to Lao Cai station take train back to Hanoi by Vietnam Train Railways.
Overnight ON TRAIN.
Day 6 Hanoi - Halong Junk Boat (B, L, D)
Arrive in Hanoi in early morning. Breakfast at local restaurant, Visit the flower market and the lake – where local people practice Tai Chi. Leave Hanoi by road for Halong Bay.
Upon arrival in Ha Long, board on cruise. Check-in and have lunch on board. Enjoy the magnificent natural scenery of Ha Long Bay on cruise. Visit fishing village, whcih is set in closed lagoon, surrounded by mountains, excellent settings for some good photos.
Overnight on board the Junk.
Day 7 Halong - Hanoi - Hue (BR)
Start your day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.
Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while cruising toward Thien Canh Son Cave
Visit Thien Canh Son Cave – the medium size and less visited cave in Bai Tu Long Bay
Disembark Calypso Cruiser at around 12h00. Back to Hanoi.Transfer to the airport for flight to Hue. Arrive in Hue, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for check in.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 8 Hue full day tour - Danang - Hoian (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Take a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River, and visit Hue’s best-known religious site, the Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang tomb Then visit the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Then visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc, Khai Dinh and the Tu Dam Pagoda. Leave Hue for Danang. Arrive in Danang. Continue to Hoi an – is a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries, whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years.
Overnight in Hoian.
Day 9 Hoian full day tour - Boat ride (B)
Breakfast. Take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the Fukien Assembly Hall, Phuoc Kien temple and the colorful market. In the afternoon, enjoy a cruise on the Thu Bon and visit local craft villages.
Overnight in Hoian.
Day 10 Hoian - Danang - Saigon (B)
Breakfast at hotel.Leave Hoian for Danang. Transfer to the airport for flight to Saigon. Arrive in Saigon, meet your guide. Enjoy a city tour of dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, takes in the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Visit Ben Thanh market, the War Museum & Thien Hau Pagoda in the city’s bustling Chinatown. In the evening, enjoy the AO Show.
Overnight in Saigon
Day 11 Saigon - Vinh Long ( Mekong Delta ) - Can Tho (B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Cai Be.Take the boat trip to visit floating market - and join typical activities of people in Mekong Delta.
Day 12 Cantho - Saigon - SiemReap (B)
Early in the morning excursion on boat to visit Cai Rang floating market. Visit fruit orchards. Drive back to Saigon. Transfer to the airport for flight (VN3821 1600~1710) to SiemReap. Arrive in SiemReap, meet your guide and transfer to your hotel for check in.
Overnight in SiemReap.
Day 13 SiemReap full day tour (B)
Breakfast at the hotel then start a visit to the former Capital City of Angkor Thom such a visit to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous of Bayon, move on to Elephant Terrace, Leper King Terrace, then the fabulous Ta Prohm. Afternoon a visit to the World Heritage Angkor Wat.
Overnight in SiemReap.
Day 14 SiemReap tour - Departure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel then take a boat trip to visit Tonlesp lake (he largest lake in South East Asia) to see floating village communities, back to free for shopping at old market until time transfer to airport for departure flight.
• Accommodation at selected hotels with daily breakfast
• English speaking local guide
• 1 night on junk in Halong
• Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
• Boats for excursions where mentioned
• Domestic flights (Hanoi– Saigon with economy class)
• Meals where indicated (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, BR: Brunch)
• Surcharge on public holidays & Compulsory dinners
• Meals other than mentioned
• Early check in and late check out
• Flight to and from Vietnam & Cambodia with international airport tax
• Services other than mentioned
• Vietnam Visa Stamping fee (USD 25 per person)
• Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.