Vietnam – Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)

Tour Code: IGT-IND-04

Duration: 14Days/ 13Nights

Price: US$ 915 – 1,347/ Pax

Designed by Evelyn (Ms) – Email: evelyn@indochinagrandtour

* Please find detailed information about tour by click on the tabs: “Brief & Price” – “Detail Itinerary” – “Accomodation”

Brief:

  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Welcome dinner & Water puppet show(D)
  • Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay, world heritage site (B/L)
  • Day 3: Halong – Hanoi(B/L)
  • Day 4: Hanoi fullday city tour – Fly to Hue(B/L)
  • Day 5: Hue temples tour (B/L/D)
  • Day 6: Hue – Hai Van pass – Fishing village – Hoian (B/L)
  • Day 7: Hoian ancient town (B/L)
  • Day 8: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Saigon – Saigon nightlife by motorbike tour (B/L)
  • Day 9: Mekong river – Cai Be Floating market tour (B/L)
  • Day 10: City tour – Fly to Phnom Penh (B/L/D)
  • Day 11: Phnom Penh – killing fields – temples tour – Fly to Siem reap (B/L/D)
  • Day 12: Siem Reap – National museum – Angkor wat by tyk tuk (B/L)
  • Day 13: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – history & weapon museum (B/L)
  • Day 14: Siem Reap – Free for shopping – departure (B)

Land price per person for private tour (in USD):

Hotel Group 2-3 pax 4-7 pax 8-10 pax 11-15 pax >15 pax Single Sup
3*
1,279 1,105 987 944 915 247
3* plus
1,347 1,171 1,049 1.017 997 270

Supplement flight: According to publish of Airline at the time request

  • Hanoi city to Hue 
  • Danang to Saigon
  • Saigon to Phnom Penh
  • Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Land price included:

  • Accommodation in TWN or DBL standard sharing room
  • Check in time: 14:00 / Check out time: 12:00 noon
  • Private vehicle as itinerary
  • Local guide each destination, English speaking guide
  • Adjoining tour to Halong Bay with English speaking guide
  • Meals as mentioned: B – breakfast; L – lunch; D – Dinner
  • Entrance fee as itinerary first time entrance
  • A bottle water daily on  vehicle
  • Puppet show in Hanoi
  • Cyclo tour in Hanoi
  • Boat trip in Mekong delta
  • Tuk Tuk in Angkor

Price excluded

  • Option tour “ Saigon nightlife by motorbike tour” + US$ 48/1 pax
  • All international, domestic flight tickets
  • Single room supplement
  • Travel insurance
  • Payment fee
  • Drinks, tips, and personal expenses
  • Others not mentioned above

Day 1: Hanoi arrival – Welcome dinner & Water puppet show(D)

Upon your arrival in Noi Bai international airport (Hanoi city airport), our guide and driver will welcome you at the airport and transfer to hotel. During transfer, our tourguide will give you brief introduction about Hanoi so that you can understand more about history and culture. Tonight we will enjoy Water puppet show and welcome Dinner at local restaurant. If times permits ,we will take 1 hour cyclo tour to explore local life and culture.

Overnight in Hanoi city

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay, world heritage site(B/L/D)

(Joined Halong package 2 days 1 night with English speaking guide)
Breakfast at hotel
Vietnam - Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)08:00 – 08:30 Our bus will pick you up at your hotel.
12.30 Arrive at Paloma office, Halong City. Transferred by tender to Paloma Cruise – enjoy welcome drink. Receive cruise briefing, check in cabins and begin your cruise.
13.30 Having lunch – delicious Vietnamese set menu (Massage service is available after lunch and throughout the tour).
15:00 Head to Bai Tu Long Bay, pass the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Monster Head and Teapot Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.

Visit the Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) or Kayak into the village then return to the vessel for your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, swimming etc.
18:00 Drop anchor in the calm water surrounded by islets near Hang Trong. Happy Hour (sunset party).
18:30 Vietnamese cooking demonstration on boat
19.15 Sumptuous Set-dinner onboard.
21.00 Relaxing on your cabin or join the on board activities: film entertainment, light music for dancing in the dining room (please book in advance with your tour guide), board games and playing cards are available, and massage services are available. Passengers may also try their luck at squid fishing from the boat.
Happy Hour! Buy two drink – get one free (wine by the bottle excluded)

Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B/L)

06.15 Starting your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 Have breakfast in dinning room.
08.00 Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).
08:15 Transfer by tender to the Surprise Cave. Walk up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Walk down about 100 steps and return to the boat.
10.00 Upon return to the boat you will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. Please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins (staff will transfer directly to the pier).
10:30 Enjoy Set Menu for lunch in the dining room. We will settle bills after breakfast. Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11.45 Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Transfer by tender to the pier, relax inside the Paloma Office while waiting for return transportation by shuttle bus.  Arrive in Hanoi around 17.00pm, drop off at hotel

Vietnam - Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)Day 4: Hanoi fullday city tour – Fly to Hue (B/L)

FLIGHT: Hanoi – Hue by Vietnam airlines
After breakfast at your hotel then we will take fullday city tour, Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho”s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi . Continue to visit the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda on West lake ( One of the oldest in Vietnam ). Lunch at the restaurant.
PM : After lunch proceed to visit the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam. Vietnam’s first university constructed in 1070, its gardens and well-preserved architecture offers a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam”s past. Then we will visit Hanoi Hilton prison ( or Hỏa Lò Prison was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of warduring the Vietnam War when it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the “Hanoi Hilton”.)
Then we will drive you airport to take flight to Hue. Arrival Hue, we will pick you up and transfer to hotel for check in.

Vietnam - Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)

Day 5: Hue temples tour (B/L/D)

In the morning, enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda or Heavenly Lady pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Situated 4 km upstream on the banks of the Perfume River, it is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. After the boat trip visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue with the Purple Forbidden City.
Visit the local Dong Ba market, have lunch at a local restaurant and continue to Tu Duc Royal Tomb. Each ruler of the Imperial City built his own tomb during his reign and today you will visit one of the most beautiful mausoleums.
Dinner on boat with traditional music show, overnight in Hue

Day 6: Hue – Hai Van pass – Fishing village – Hoian (B/L)

After breakfast, leave Hue by road for Hoi An via the scenic fishing village of Lang Co and the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Stop in Da Nang to visit Son Tra Peninsula with Quan Yin Linh Ung pagoda, and the Cham museum containing the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Have lunch at local restaurant. You are free at leisure

Vietnam - Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)Day 7: Hoian ancient town(B/L)

After breakfast, We spend a walking tour around this enchanting port town and visit its numerous places of interest: 400 years old Japanese Bridge, 300 years old Chinese temple, 200 years old Vietnamese former merchants’ house, the local fish market … Around the town we can see a numerous art galleries and tailor shops, get some made-to-order clothes if you like. Lunch in local restaurant then you are free for shopping at tailor made shop in Hoian.

Overnight in Hoian

Day 8: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Saigon – Cu Chi tunnel tour (B/L)

FLIGHT : Danang – Saigon by Vietnam airlines
Vietnam - Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)After breakfast at hotel, you are free at leisure to until we take a flight to Saigon. Arrival in Tay Son Nhat airport, we will pick you up and transfer to Cu Chi tunnel. Excursion Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnels network constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the struggle for independence. It took about 25 years to build this underground city, which has living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapon factories, storage facilities and command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by the Americans and home to around 10,000 people who lived underground for several years.

Before we go underground, we watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Then we will transfer back to Saigon for hotel check in

*Saigon nightlife tour * Optional tour with English speaking guide (surcharge +48 USD/1 pax)
Start: 18:00 – 21:00
Saigon city is more interesting and beautiful in the night life. And the best way to discover a full view of the city in nightlife tour is by motorbike and from a sky bar. Our nightlife tour takes you on a journey of at least 20 locally famous streets. See famous dog street, amazing view at night flower market; see part of Saigon River at night. Cruise several districts to see a busy city in night life. Every corner and alley in the city in the city at night is always busy with a lot of fun activities; stop at a local restaurant to see how they make their food and enjoy some delicious street food. Some sample of dishes in the tour were recommend in The Asia Record Organization (ARO)

Our Guides know their city and are happy to show you their lovely city on motorbike where tourist can’t go by themselves, because there are so many things that they can’t find in guide books. We will stop at Chill skybar during the tour. Another way to see a full view of the city is from at the top of Saigon. One of HCM’s city hippest spot that was listed in “Discovery Asia Magazine 2012” and recommend as a favorite bar in Asia by “Prestige Hong Kong Magazine 2012”

Choose a cocktail or glass of wine and enjoy the full view on the top of the city.

Enjoy the high-class services

Includes:

  • 3 hours of fun and excitement
  • Enjoy delicious Vietnamese foods at local restaurant.
  • Local knowledge and English speaking Tiger Guide.
  • One drink (cocktail, beer or glass of wine per person) at Chill skybar
  • Accident insurance coverage
  • Pick up and drop off from your hotel
  • Pictures from your tour

Day 9: Mekong river – Cai Be Floating market tour (B/L)Vietnam - Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)

Morning after breakfast at your hotel, we will We depart at 08:00 0am from your hotel to Cai Be for 70km from Ho Chi Minh city. This trip provides an overview of this typical Vietnam. On the way you stop for photos at Tan An – a town is surrounded by rice fields. Up on arriving in Cai Be, we will take a motorized boat to visit Cai Be Floating Market. Here you can see the local people buying and selling on their boat.
Afternoon: Then we take a boat ride through the maze of shady small canals, visit the An Binh islands (Vinh Long). Visit the orchard garden, enjoy tropical fruits, visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people. You will see the process of coconut candy production and popcorn (or pop-rice) making by local people. From here have a pleasant time riding bicycles to the villages, sightseeing or relaxing on the hammock
After that, continue to visit An Binh islet, and go to Vinh Sang for lunch. At here you will enjoy elegent “Southern Vietnamese folk music” … After enjoying your trip on the Mekong river we take the bus come back to Sai Gon around 6pm . Overnight in hotel

Day 10: HCM City tour – Fly to Phnom Penh (B/L/D)

Vietnam - Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)A vibrant metropolis, SAIGON teems with energy, activity and motion. Everywhere you look, you see the meeting of traditional and modern life. The emerging modern skyline stands cheek by jowl with colonial buildings and traditional temples. Outside on the streets, young professionals zip by on motorbikes, chatting on cellphones; inside the quiet temple courtyards, worshippers pray amidst clouds of incense.
Begin your tour into modern history with a tour of the REUNIFICATION PALACE. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style building was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates.
Afterwards driving to the historic center to visit EMPEROR OF JADE PAGODA, one of Saigon’s most interesting pagoda. Proceed to pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque NOTRE DAME CATHEDRAL and the CENTRAL POST OFFICE. Pass by the classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate CITY HALL (HOTEL DE VILLE), the old OPERA HOUSE (both may only be viewed from the outside). Then we will transfer to airport for talking flight to Phnom Penh.

Arrival Phnom Penh, we will pick up and transfer you to hotel for check in then we will visit Independence Monument commemorates the end of Cambodia’s ruled by France in 1953, Wat Unalom, the oldest Buddhist foundation in the city, probably predating the abandonment of the capital at Angkor in the 15th century. The founding date is variously cited as 1422 and 1443. This wat is the home to the Buddhist patriarch. Dinner at restaurant.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 11: Phnom Penh – killing fields – temples tour – Fly to Siem reap(B/L/D)

FLIGHT: PHNOM PENH – SIEM RIEP BY ANGKOR AIRLINES

Vietnam - Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)After breakfast at your hotel, then driver and tourguide will pick up and continue your city tour: visit the 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. Then visit the infamous Tuol Sleng Museum and Cheung Ek, better known as the Killing Fields, where large numbers of people were killed and buried in mass graves. Then we will take afternoon flight to REP. Arrival Siem riep, we will pick you up and transfer to hotel for check in

Buffet Dinner with Apsara show and overnight in hotel

Day 12: Siem Reap – National museum – Angkor wat by tyk tuk (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel then we will visit National Museum and We will start the day with the infamous and treasured legacy of Angkor Wat. We will visit National Museum then Angkor.The masterpiece and holy grail of the temples of Angkor, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious building and an insurmountable legacy left by Suryavarman II. Believed to be the world’s largest religious building, there is almost one kilometer of exquisitely detailed carvings which depict the intricacies of the Khmer empire through dramatic and humorous stories of love, life, war, religion and mythology, before accessing the inner complex to experience the powerful energy that this sublime temple inspires. Marvel at the quincunx of towers, admire the carvings and architectural detail of the complex as a whole, as it seemingly defies with its beauty and symmetry the fact that it’s a man-made creation almost 1000 years old.

We shall continue our visit Ta Prohm. Of Tombraider fame, Ta Prohm is an Angkorian treasure, and it’s going to stay that way. One of the most fascinating things about Ta Prohm (except for its size, beauty and pleasantly eerie atmosphere) is that today it can be appreciated perfectly as it would have been in its day, a mere 900 years ago, as it has been ‘left as it was found’ by the French explorers who discovered it in the 19th century. Ta Prohm is a sight to behold, a veritable maze with gigantic golden trees strangling the stone foundations at every juncture, fine carvings, prominent galleries and a layout that will bring out the explorer in you. Overnight in hotel

Day 13: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – history & weapon museum by Tuk Tuk (B/L)

Vietnam - Cambodia Highlghts Tour (14 Days/ 13Nights)After breakfast at your hotel, we will commence our exploration of Angkor Thom. Known as the ‘Great City’, Angkor Thom was Jayavarman VII’s ultimate creation, his true expression of design excellence. Angkor Thom was an entire city built in the 12th century which at one point was believed to house up to 150,000 people across an area of nine square kilometers and which thrived upon a complex system of agriculture and waterways. 5 magnificent gates which stand 23 metres high and are spiritually guarded by faces reminiscent of the Bayon, and we will enter through theVictory Gate, complete with a causeway with two emanating rows of Devas and Asuras, both of which are wrestling a powerful Naga. From here we will converge upon the centre of this extraordinary city, and begin to explore its elements, starting with the Elephant Terrace, a royal platform used as a viewing gallery for grandiose royal spectacles, decorated wonderfully with statues of elephants and perfect carvings. Adjacently sits the Terrace of the Leper King, decorated in much the same way but unique for possessing the statue of Yama (the Leper King), god of Death. From here we will proceed through the forest to Preah Palilay. Guarded by a large Buddha this is a small but beautiful temple from the 13th century. Afterwards we will proceed to Phimeanakas, a 10th century largely uncarved but beautifully constructed pyramid temple affording terrific views, before Baphuon, an imposing 50 metre tall temple dedicated to Shiva which houses one of the world’s largest reclining Buddhas. And finally to Bayon, arguably the most stunning of all the Temples of Angkor, adorned with 37 towers decorated with wonderful giant stone faces and beautifully decorated carvings throughout.
Finally we will proceed to Bakheng Hill, an iconic temple setting where we will admire the sun set over this ancient land, with views across the great Tonle Sap Lake, the West Baray, and of course, Angkor Wat.

If times permits, you will visit to Akira Landmine Museum, Akira who is the hero of CNN, he works in demining team in Siem Reap, where you will discovery of history of war and weapons which were used in Cambodia war from 1970 – 1993. Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 14: Siem Reap – Free for shopping – departure (B)

You are free for shopping or explore Siem Riep by your own then ourguide will transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure

Overnight at hotel as below or similar:

Destinations Hotel 3* Hotel 3* plus
Hanoi Quoc Hoa Authentic
Halong cruise Phoenix Phoenix
Hue Hue Palace Asia Hue
Hoian Vinh Hung Ancient Hoian
Saigon (HCM) SG Beautiful Shapprire
Phnom Penh Ohana Hotel Juliana Hotel
Siem riep Angkor Holiday Ree Hotel

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