This is a special package designed for family to discover the highlight of Vietnam and Cambodia. The trip starts from Hanoi, capital of Vietnam going to Sapa, the hill station, seclude Halong Bay, Hue, the Old Capital of Vietnam, the bustle and hustle Saigon – Ho Chi Minh City, the waterway of Mekong Delta and the highlights of Cambodia including, Phnom Penh, the capital and Siem Reap with the famous Angkor temple complex. This trip strikes the balance between relaxation, discovery, educational and fun.


Tour code:
OM/VN/CH/002
Country:
Vietnam
City:
Hanoi
Holiday Types:
Cultural & History Tours
Duration:
15D14N

 

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15D14N Indepth Exploration Along Indochina
Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi – City tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on junk cruise)
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night train to Sapa
Day 5: Sapa
Day 6: Sapa – Night train to Hanoi
Day 7: Hanoi – fly to Hue
Day 8: Hue
Day 9: Hue – fly to Saigon – City tour
Day 10: Saigon – Mekong Delta
Day 11: Saigon – fly to Siem Reap
Day 12: Siem Reap
Day 13: Siem Reap
Day 14: Siem Reap – transfer to Phnom Penh
Day 15: Phnom Penh – Departure

 

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (D) 

Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement 

Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique hotel or similar – 3 stars in Central city 

Room type: Superior rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

Up on arrival in Hanoi, we will be met and transfer to hotel. Relax after a long flight. 

In the evening, we will be met again for our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town.

 

Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B, L) 

Accommodation: Hanoi Boutique hotel or similar category – 3 stars in Central city 

Room type: Superior rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

Today we start our one day city tour from the lobby of the hotel. We will drive to Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend a couple of hour to visit: Ho Chi Minhs mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum and one pillar pagoda. Keep going to see the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnams first university dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society placed then and now on education.

Lunch will be at a fine local restaurant in Hanoi. In the afternoon, we will visit one of the most interesting museums in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology, which is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnams 54 Ethnic minority peoples. Following by that we will wander around the city by car to see the real life of Hanoian as well as the difference parts the city.

After that we will take one-hour cyclo around the Old Quarter, 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 streets names was related to the products being sold there. Before we go back to hotel, we will have chance enjoy the unique Water Puppet show. Hear the Vietnamese traditional instruments and singing from the live musicians who play throughout the show. The trip will be finished after the show at the hotel.

 

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on junk) (B, L, D) 

Accommodation: Calypso Junk Cruise or similar category

Room type: Deluxe rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room) – connecting 

08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay

12h00 – 12h30 Embark on Calypso Cruiser followed by cruise briefing

13h00 – 15h30 Savor a delectable lunch as Calypso Cruiser, cruise further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Dog Rock and Incense Burner, to name a few

15h30 – 17h30 Visit Amazing Cave

17h30 – 19h00 Stop at Titop Beach. Go swimming, snap photos the overview of Halong Bay or just relax as the sun starts to set Enjoy cooking class on the cruiser.

19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. 

Overnight on board.

 

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night train to Sapa (B, L) 

Train: Fanxipan or Livitrain – Deluxe Train with soft sleeper berths, A/C Water… 

Cabin: 1 private cabin of 4 berths + 1 bed at next cabin 

06h00 – 07h00 Start your day with swimming, exercise or photo hunt

07h00 – 11h00 Have breakfast at sunrise. 

Get your hand on some kayaking, visiting Luon cave

Head back to the Harbor

Disembark Calypso Cruiser at around 11h00

12h00 – 16h30 Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30

We check in 1 room for shower and short relax from 16:30 to 20:00.

At 20:00, we transfer to Hanoi Railways station for our night train to Sapa.

 

Day 5: Sapa (B) 

Accommodation: Chau Long hotel or similar category – 4 stars

Room type: Superior rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

The train arrives at the Lao Cai train station at approximately 06:00. There will be a vehicle waiting to transfer us to Sapa. Driving to Sapa is only 38 km but it takes around one hour to make our way up the mountains. Once at Sapa, we will check into the hotel (if the room is available – check in time after 12:00). After freshening up and having breakfast we are ready to explore Sapa town. We embark on a lovely walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home of the HMong hill tribe minority people. As we walk to the villages nestled in the valley below Sapa we will meet some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with families that live in the area. Overnight in Sapa.

 

Day 6: Sapa – Night train to Hanoi (B, L) 

Train: Fanxipan or Livitrain – Deluxe Train with soft sleeper berths, A/C Water… 

Cabin: 1 private cabin of 4 berths + 1 bed at next cabin 

Breakfast in the hotel we then, embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hills tribe villages Chai & Ta Van, home to Black Hmong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people we can meet. Once on the valley floor we can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds us. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa and then to Lao Cai railway station by car. The guide sees us off there and takes us on the train.

 

Day 7: Hanoi – fly to Hue (B, D) 

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Transfer via: Domestic flight – our arrangement 

Accommodation: Green hotel or similar category  – 4 stars 

Room type: Deluxe rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

Arriving in Hanoi in the early morning (4:30AM), we transfer to a local restaurant for our relax and breakfast then back to hotel to pick our luggage for our morning flight to Hue. Arriving in Hue, we are welcome and transfer to hotel. Relax in the rest of the day. In the evening, we will enjoy our Royal Dinner at a Royal restaurant in town. Overnight in Hue.

 

Day 8: Hue (B, L) 

Accommodation: Green hotel or similar category – 4 stars 

Room type: Deluxe rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

Hue is known as an ancient Capital city of many original historical vestiges. There are more than 100 architectural works to be extremely reflected the life of Emperors and Mandarins under Nguyen’s reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the Southern Bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings.

Our tour starts at 08:00 in the morning at the lobby of the hotel. We will be met and transferred to the Wharf where we will cruise along the Perfume River to visit: 

- Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady pagoda), from here we will have a good view of Perfume River and surroundings.

- Tu Duc King’s tomb, which is one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest. 

Then we transfer back to the city for our delicious lunch at a fine local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City; and Dong Ba market. Tour ends at around 06:00PM at hotel.

 

Day 9: Hue – fly to Saigon – City tour (B, L) 

Transfer via: Domestic flight – our arrangement 

Accommodation: Family Inn Saigon hotel or similar category – 3 stars 

Room type: Deluxe rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

Today we transfer back to Hue airport for our short domestic flight to Saigon. After 1 hour, we arrive in Saigon. Welcome up on arrival, then we transfer to the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that we will visit War Remnant Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. Before our lunch we stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get our good shots for our memory of the biggest city in Vietnam. 

Our delicious lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city. 

In the afternoon we will visit: Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon, Chinese town and market. Here you can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life.

 

Day 10: Saigon – Mekong Delta (B, L) 

Accommodation: Family Inn Saigon hotel or similar category – 3 stars 

Room type: Deluxe rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

Best departure time from Saigon: at 07:00AM to get the full view of Cai Be floating market 

Leaving busy Ho Chi Minh City we drive to Cai Be, boat through the busy floating market for seeing how people of lower Mekong Delta do business on the water. We then cruise through the lush green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch complete with tropical fruits. After lunch we keep on cruising along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 03:00PM, the boat wills arrival at Vinh Long Market, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh with stop at Bonsai Garden. Arrival at your hotel in the late afternoon.

 

Day 11: Saigon – fly to Siem Reap (B, D) 

Transfer via: International flight – our arrangement 

Accommodation: Steung Siem Reap hotel hotel or similar category  – 3 stars 

Room type: Superior rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

Today we take flight to Siem Reap. 

Upon arrival you will reception by our local guide at the airport, then transfer us to the hotel for check in and relax of the day. Overnight in Siem Reap

 

Day 12: Siem Reap (B) 

Accommodation: Steung Siem Reap hotel or similar category – 3 stars 

Room type: Superior rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

Early morning we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise at Angkor, then return to the hotel for breakfast, this morning also we will visit Angkor Thom beginning with the portal South… Designed by Jayavarman VII, the last king of Angkor has been a great builder. Angkor Thom is located in the middle of Angkor. It is surrounded by a moat and a powerful wall late rite (Dey Kraham) of three square kilometers to one side. There are a lot of temple located in Angkor Thom complex as Bayon, Baphoun, elephant terrace and the Terrace of leper king, then we will continue to Ta Prohm (Jungle temple) built for king’s mother in the late of 12th century. Late afternoon we will start our exploring of Angkor. Angkor Wat, classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, with its soaring towers and its extraordinary bas-reliefs. It is one of the most extraordinary monuments ever conceived by the human spirit, built in the 12th century in honors of Vishnu… Angkor Wat, formed a rectangle of 1500 meters by 1300, covers an area of almost 200 hectares to include the supervision of watersheds ditches 190 meters wide. Within these, the wall encloses an area of 1025 meters on 800, or 82 hectares is the largest monumental Group of Angkor Then we continue to Phnom Bakheng for Sunset. Overnight in Siem Reap

 

Day 13: Siem Reap (B) 

Accommodation: Steung Siem Reap hotel or similar category – 3 stars 

Room type: Superior rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room) 

After breakfast at the hotel and then we well start our exploration of Banteay Srei "Citadel of Women", dedicated to Shiva, whose architecture and sculptures of pink sandstone present a masterpiece of art. Brahmin temple dedicated to Shiva and built at the end of the 10th century on the way back we will stop to visit Banteay Samre temple built for devote to Vishnu god at early of 12th century. 

Afternoon we will enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, Asia’s largest inland lake also the biggest harvest fresh water fish in the world, which swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season; here we have a two-hours boat trip observing how local people go about their daily lives, during the boat trip we stop to visit a bird garden and a fishing farm, and also our boat driver will stop for us to visit the floating school which is a lot of the poor children study in this school, and they are the fisherman’s children. Then our driver will transfer us to the airport for flight out of Cambodia. Overnight in Siem Reap

 

Day 14: Siem Reap – transfer to Phnom Penh (B, D) 

Accommodation: The Castle hotel or similar category  – 3 stars 

Room type: Deluxe rooms (01 double + 01 twin share room)

This morning we will take a speed boat to Phnom Penh Capital and the journey will take approximately 6hours, our cruise will pass many floating villages and other activities that taking place on this largest lake in South-East Asia. 

Afternoon, we drive 16km south-west of Phnom Penh to visit Cheong Ek known as killing field during the Khmer Rouge regime then we return to Phnom Penh for visiting Toul Sleng Museum which is former high school after Khmer Rouge came to power and then they turn it into prison that most of people now called Genocide Museum or S21. Afternoon, we will enjoyed most of our time in the Russian Market and along the river front for a nice drink on the FCC roof top with a nice view of Phnom Penh and Sunset over the French colonial building. Overnight in Phnom Penh

 

Day 15: Phnom Penh – Departure (B) 

Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement 

We spend the full afternoon to visit Royal Palace which visits to the silver pagoda with their compound afterwards we continue to visit National Museum as well as to learn more about the pre-Angkor period, Angkor period and Post Angkor. Then we will transfer to airport for flight out of Cambodia.

 


Includes

Entrance Fees & permits: To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary. 

Meals: All meals as specified in the itinerary 

Private Transfers: Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above). Your comfort is our priority!

Guide: As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, which will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available. 

Hotels: Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.

All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Vietnamese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified. 

Transportation:

Transfer via Flights: Hanoi To Hue; Hue To Ho Chi Minh City; Ho Chi Minh City To Siem Reap – Viet Vision Travel’s arrangements

Airport Tax and Fuel Fee 

Service Charge & Government Taxes: 

Luggage Transfers: Between airports and hotels. 

 


Excludes

 

Excess Baggage Charges. Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20 x 40 x 55 cm. 

Personal Expenses: Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary. 

Meals: Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary. 

Single Room Supplement.

 

Airport taxes

Airport Tax in Cambodia

From Phnom Penh International Airport:

International Departure Tax US per person 

Domestic US per person 

From Siem Reap International Airport: 

International Departure Tax US per person

Domestic US per person

 

Airport Tax in Cambodia

The airport tax can be paid in VND or US$ at airport only.

International flights: US per adult and US$ 7 per child. But if you have ticket from Vietnam Airlines, the airport tax is included in the ticket price already.

 


Departure

Daily

Note

About Price: Since this is a private tour, the price per person is net. For the children, depends on their ages we will apply different prices (This depends on ours partners and suppliers such as: hotels, air flight tickets…). If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!