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Hanoi, Saigon, Siem Riep 10 days 09 nights 4 star

Valid:

From 01 Sep 2017 to 30 Apr 2018

Price:

1 pax: 1,982.00
2 pax: 1,036.00
3 pax: 928.00
4 pax: 790.00
5 pax: 744.00
6 pax: 694.00
7 pax: 701.00
8 pax: 678.00
9 pax: 663.00
10 pax: 650.00

Itinerary:

Day 1 title: Arrival Hanoi

Day 1 meals: None

Day 1 overnight: Golden Rice Hotel - Premium Deluxe

Day 1 description:

Welcome to Hanoi!

Note: Please print “Visa on arrival approval letter” (provided by TiiM) and prepare 25 USD cash and a passport photo if you are planning on getting Vietnam visa on arrival.

Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Hanoi, the capital city of Vietnam. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.


Day 2 title: Hanoi city tour half day, drive to Halong Bay, check in hotel

Day 2 meals: B

Day 2 overnight: Halong Plaza Hotel - Superior Room

Day 2 description:

Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. Today we discover Hanoi, Vietnam's gracious capital. Hanoi has been the political and historical centre of Vietnam for almost 1000 years and has a wealth of sights to explore. Heavily influenced by French colonial architecture, Hanoi is both historically beautiful and a vibrant capital city sure to entice you. We begin our Hanoi experience at the Old Quartercycling along beautiful tree-lined boulevards until we get to Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and where Ho Chi Minh first declared independence from French rule in 1945. Ho Chi Minh is without question one of the great figures of twentieth century history and this morning we'll take time to visit the 'Ho Chi Minh Quarter' for a look at the life of the father of modern Vietnam. We visit the humble house on stilts from which 'Uncle Ho', as he is affectionately known, ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. We'll also view the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda and continue our tour by visiting Hanoi's first university - the Temple of Literature - dating back to 1070. This historical centre of learning is dedicated to Confucian worship.

This afternoon start the journey east (approximately 170km or 4 hours) to Hon Gai, the gateway to amazing Halong Bay. Considered Vietnam's greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. En route enjoy the captivating rural scenery and see fields of busy workers farming their rice fields using traditional methods of cultivation.

Arrive Halong City. Check in hotel.


Day 3 title: Cruise on Halong Bay, drive back to Hanoi

Day 3 meals: B L

Day 3 overnight: Golden Rice Hotel - Premium Deluxe

Day 3 description:

This morning you will experience the beauty that is Halong Bay. Halong Bay achieved international fame as a key location in the French film ‘Indochine’ starring Catherine Deneuve. The bay has assumed an important position in Vietnamese legend for many centuries however and continues to capture the imagination of visitors. Transfer to the port for a magical four hours aboard your boat cruising around the bay. Considered Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. Admire its beauty and scale before stopping at one of the many secluded bays for a refreshing swim (weather permitting) and enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on board your boat.

Note: Sailing itinerary subject to change by cruise management and weather.

This afternoon travel back to Hanoi. Check in hotel.


Day 4 title: Flight Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh

Day 4 meals: B

Day 4 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room

Day 4 description:

Today is an easy day.

You will be transferred to Hanoi airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh.

Welcome to Ho Chi Minh!

Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Ho Chi Minh, the biggest city of Vietnam. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.

Note: Flight ticket is not included in the price. We are delighted to book flight ticket with price varied from 60usd - 100usd or more per oneway economy ticket. Subject to availability and airfare subject to change.


Day 5 title: Saigon City and Cu Chi Tunnels full day

Day 5 meals: B

Day 5 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room

Day 5 description:

Ho Chi Minh City is Vietnam's commercial capital and a city of extraordinary energy. Nowhere is Vietnam's rush to modernize more visible. Despite its rush to modernity, Saigon, as it is still known, is a friendly and welcoming place with many reminders of its turbulent past and a palpable momentum towards the future.

Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. This morning begin a walking tour of Saigon's famous and historic city landmarks. The tour will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), past the Rex HotelHo Chi Minh SquareMunicipal Theatreand Notre Dame Cathedral. Following a tour of the Reunification Palace (formerly the Presidential Palace) then make a short visit to Long Beach Pearl and Ben Thanh Market, stop for lunch at a 'pho' restaurant for a delicious bowl of the noodle soup that Vietnam is famous for. We then travel to the Cu Chi tunnels located in an area known during the Vietnam War as the 'Iron Triangle' on account of the strength of its communist insurgency. The Cu Chi tunnel network was established as a means of waging guerrilla war against superior French and later American fire power. The network stretches over 250km and extends to three levels underground providing a remarkable insight into the method and determination of communist forces during the Vietnam War. Return to your hotel.


Day 6 title: Saigon to Mekong Cai Be and Can Tho

Day 6 meals: B

Day 6 overnight: Iris Hotel - Superior Premium City View

Day 6 description: Meet and greet at your hotel at 8.00am. This morning travel south into the heart of theMekong Delta. En route, visit a unique Cao Dai Temple and pass farmers tending their fields and drying their produce on the sides of the road. Arriving at Cai Be Portboard your boat for your first look at Delta life as you pass traditional house boats and a small floating market. Visit a local coconut candy workshop then continue along the narrow waterways, stopping to admire the impressive architecture of a century-old house. Stop for lunch with a local family and visit a nursery before disembarking and continuing onto Can Tho. After checking in at your hotel, enjoy a late afternoon walking tour including a visit to the bustling local marketand the riverside Central Tourist Market. Free to finish the day with a cocktail by the river.


Day 7 title: Cai Rang floating market, drive back to Ho Chi Minh

Day 7 meals: B

Day 7 overnight: Paragon Hotel - Premium Room

Day 7 description:

Make an early start this morning to visit the lively and colorful floating market of Cai Rangwhich is in full swing by 0700am (recommended early start for this day). You’ll take a small boat and explore the waterways where hundreds of vessels congregate with a piece of fruit or a vegetable attached to a pole at the bow signifying what is for sale on each. During the early morning market hours, larger sized boats anchor and create lanes that smaller boats weave in and out of. The waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with mango, bananas, papaya, pineapple and other types of produce. After the market return to Can Tho by boat through the back canals and waterways where you’ll get a view of everyday life of the locals who live along the delta’s watery arteries. Look for the 'monkey bridges': narrow, flimsy bamboo bridges that span the canals.

Return to your hotel, check out and transfer back to Saigon.


Day 8 title: Flight Ho Chi Minh to Siem Riep

Day 8 meals: B

Day 8 overnight: Somadevi Angkor Hotel - Superior Room (for package only)

Day 8 description:

You will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh airport for your flight from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Riep.

Welcome to Siem Riep!

Our local guide will meet you at the airport, holding a welcome sign on which your name is written. Then the guide and driver will transfer you to the hotel in the city center and help you with the check-in procedure. On the way from the airport to the hotel, the guide will provide you some information on Siem Riep, the capital city of Cambodia. The rest of the day remains free for your leisure.

Note: Please prepare 30 USD cash and a passport photo if you are planning on getting Cambodia visa on arrival.

Note: Flight ticket is not included in the price. We are delighted to book flight ticket with price varied from 130usd - 200usd or more per oneway economy ticket. Subject to availability and airfare subject to change.


Day 9 title: Sunrise at Angkor Wat - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat - Sunset at Angkor Wat

Day 9 meals: B

Day 9 overnight: Somadevi Angkor Hotel - Superior Room (for package only)

Day 9 description:

The temples of Angkor represent six hundred years (802-1432) of Khmer civilisation - one of Asia's greatest kingdoms. You will dedicate the whole day to exploring the most magnificent of the Angkor temples.

The adventure begins with a pre dawn departure from the hotel (4.30 to 5.00am depending on the time of year) for sunrise outside Angkor Wat. You will board your tuk-tuks (this is a form of local transport with a small motorised cart, a roof and comfortable seating) for the short ride to Angkor Wat and the little visited Eastern side of the great temple. Creep through the temple in darkness (please bring a torch) past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world before soaking up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor from the edge of one of the ancient library pools. Then you will venture deep into the central chambers and up to the upper terraces of this truly great temple, spending a thorough two hours exploring here. Conclude your touring at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple (take away from your hotel), and a short rest. Then move onto the West gate of the walled city of Angkor Thom and marvel at the eerie stone heads and evocative bas-reliefs of the Bayon temple and theTerraces of the Elephants and Leper KingLunch break and then set out again by Tuk-Tuk to jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor. Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850's, when French explorer Henri Mouhot rediscovered this crumbling site. The jungle enshrouded ruins at this special temple are reminiscent of Indiana Jones and were used in the filming of Tomb Raider. The corridors and temple buildings make a great place for a wander or a game of hide and seek! Spend the rest of the afternoon at Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, renowned for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Angkor Wat was a temple dedicated to the Hindu God - Vishnu. It was constructed over a period of 30 years by King Suryavarman II, who reigned between 1131 and 1151. Depending on your choice, we can view sunset from Angkor Wat or Bakheng. Return to your hotel.


Day 10 title: Tonle Sap Great Lake, departure Siem Riep

Day 10 meals: B

Day 10 overnight: None of accommodation

Day 10 description:

We visit floating and fishing villages in Tonle Sap Great Lake, which one of the world’s most productive bodies of fresh water. Drive 30 minutes to the departure point at Chung Khneas village (in Wet Season, from June to January, visit Kampong Kleang Floating Village) and cruise along a canal, past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants and even a hospital. See fishing nets being mended, children swimming and playing, floating pigpens and even crocodile enclosures. Return to Siem Riep.

This is the last day of your Vietnam and Cambodia trip. We know that you will have many beautiful memories of Vietnam and Cambodia. Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel lobby at the appointed time according to your flight schedule and transfer you to the airport for your onward journey or flight back home.

Inclusion:

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast, tax and service charge, at selected hotels
  • Meal plan as specified in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited, including boat trip
  • Local English/French speaking guide
  • Welcome kit upon arrival
  • Mineral water and tissue served on coach
  • Vietnam visa on arrival approval letter for tourist 1 month single entry (free of charge)