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Classic Vietnam & Cambodia

Hanoi – Halong – Hoi An – Hue – Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) – Cai Be – Tra On – Siem Reap
From: $799
  • A corner of floating market in Mekong Delta
  • On sundeck of Le Cochinchine Mekong Cruise
  • In a dinner of Royal Restaurant in Hue
  • Enjoy the Royal dish
  • Artisans D'Angkor

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Overview
Tour Code: BTID06
Having long historical connections, Vietnam & Cambodia is one of the most combined trip that travelers wish to go. From changing Vietnam to peaceful Cambodia, it will bring you lots of experiences about the locals' life; spectacular sightseeings; historical & cultural understandingsof these two countries.
Itinerary Day by Day

Welcome to Vietnam! Please be sure that your visa has been pre-arranged, or that your visa-on-arrival letter is in your carry on luggage. These documents will be presented to customs at your first point of entry into the country. Meet your driver for an airport transfer with a private vehicle and English speaking guide.

Accommodation: Authentic Hotel or similar

You will be picked up at your hotel by private car with an English speaking guide and taken to visit the Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and his former residence, Ba Dinh historical square, and the Temple of Literature. For lunch, enjoy a lovely meal at a local restaurant. After lunch, continue your city tour to your choice of one of Hanoi's many museums, including History, Womens, War, Ethnology, then head to Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple and experience a 1 hour cyclo tour. Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Authentic Hotel or similar

Transfer this morning from Hanoi to Halong Bay (3.5 hour drive). Your heavenly journey across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder. As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard the ship’s luxury facilities in stunning surroundings.

Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon like fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of the emerald water.

While onboard, at your leisure you can take advantage of the Spa, Beauty and the Massage services provided. You will also have the opportunity to attend the chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking. Defined to be one of the highlights of your paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for lunch and dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Glory Cruise

In the morning, early risers can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colourful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2,000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights.

The Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island between 10.30am and 11.00am. From here you will drive back to Hanoi.


Meet your driver for an airport transfer to Hanoi airport. Fly from Hanoi to Da Nang in Central Vietnam. Transfer from Danang to Hoi An with a private vehicle. Check in your hotel in Hoi An.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lantern Hotel or similar

Drive 40 km Southwest of Hoi An in private vehicle with English speaking guide. Visit the capital and religious center of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son, a designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. In a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. Drive back to Hoi An for lunch. In the afternoon take a walking tour of Hoi An Old quarter, discovering the historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city during the 16th to 18th centuries. Visit Hoi An's colourful local market, Tan Ky old house, Fukien Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese covered bridge. Travelers can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An's burgeoning textile industry.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Lantern Hotel or similar

We start the day (8.15am) with a drink at Hai Scout Café  – our meeting point.

Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.

We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.

On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – each dish is first demonstrated by the Red Bridge chef’s, before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration).

After the lesson, we sit down and eat exactly what we have cooked.


Check out the hotel and private transfer to Da Nang Railway station. Take the Da Nang – Hue train (code SE20: 15:00 – 16:35) crossing Hai Van mountain pass with splendid landscape enroute: 1 side is Pacific ocean, 1 side is Truong Son mountain. Soft-seat is arranged for this train journey.


Upon arrival at Hue Railway station, you meet our tour guide in Hue and private transfer to your hotel in Hue for relaxation. Overnight in Hue.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: New Star Hue Hotel or similar

Morning take a halfday city tour in Hue. You visit the Forbidden City and the Imperial Citadel, the magnificent tomb of Vietnam’s last monarch Khai Dinh and the tomb of the poet-king Tu Duc. Enjoy the romantic boating along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue.

Check out at 12:00. Take your afternoon flight to Saigon. Private airport transfers are included. Check in your hotel. Overnight in Saigon.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Elios Hotel Saigon or similar

Pick up at your hotel and travel to Cai Be, around two hours driving. We leave behind the noisy and chaotic world of motorbikes and skyscrapers in Ho Chi Minh(Saigon) and head to a land where the water is immense, the sky is clear, the air is fresh and the people are warm hearted. Welcome you to Mekong Delta, Vietnam’s rice basket, the “Land of Nine Dragons”.

Arriving at Cai Be town, we sail leisurely through the Cai Be Floating Market to admire interesting local way of life. On the brown water flow, hundreds of sampans loaded with fresh produce are arranged by groups here and there, crossed by small service boats of café or soups. For photographing, we get closer to the stern used as their home, we could be startled by a sudden dog bark but the owner, a vermicelli soup seller would greet us with a generous smile. All seasonal produce from the Mekong Delta such as rice, vegetables, fruit, fish, and poultry are gathered here before being distributed to local markets.


After visiting the floating market, we land on a luxuriant garden that is tastefully designed as an accommodation complex of Mekong Lodge, a pure eco-resort with 30 elegant traditional style cottages built in beautiful harmony with surrounding landscapes.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Ba Linh Homestay or similar

Enjoying your breakfast at the Mekong Lodge restaurant, then boarding Le Cochinchine boat for a 2 day cruise to Can Tho via Vinh Long and Tra On.

Disembark and land on some fantastic places in the villages, then take a pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the countryside to visit tropical fruit orchards, watch the local daily activities and interact with famers.


Continue the cruise to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enjoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs. Wrap up a wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and overnight on board of Le Cochinchine.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on board

The buzz of the floating market wakes you up early in the morning. After breakfast, the cruise continues to Can Tho. Enjoy a magnificent sunrise over the water. Leisurely cruise up the Bassac River while enjoying the beautiful scenery along the way.

Arrival at Can Tho, a small boat will take you to explore the Cai Rang market one of the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods. And through the palm-shaded creek to see local houses and green orchards.

10h00: Disembark at the Ninh Kieu jetty Can Tho. End of the cruise. Private transfer to Saigon international airport for your onwards flight to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival at airport, our guide will meet you and transfer you to hotel for check in. Special welcome buffet dinner with Apsara dancing show is arranged. Overnight in Siem Reap.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Angkor Holiday or similar

Early morning, view sunrise at Ta Prohm “the Royal Monastery” then transfer back to hotel for breakfast. The same morning, visit Angkor Wat, South gate of Angkor Thom with Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of Leper King, Ta Promh and Srah Srang. After lunch, visit Chau Say Tevoda, Takeo. Have an sunset overview of the Magical temple City of Angkor Wat from Phnom Bakheng. Transfer back to inner city to explore the night life. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Angkor Holiday or similar

Spend the entire morning in one of the remote jewels of Angkor, the Banteay Srei temple which means “Citadel of Women”, made of pink sandstone and presenting the most graceful carvings in stone we might ever see in our life. Banteay Samre is a bit off the Grand Circuit, near the southeast corner of the East Baray. There is a nice 3km road excursion through villages and paddies. Combine a visit to Banteay Srey with a stop at Banteay Samre on the way back Siem Reap for lunch. Visit Artisans D’Angkor to get insights into Angkor Arts and Crafts. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Angkor Holiday or similar

You’ll have the rest of the time before transferring to your onward flight
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • FREE  Vietnam Visa approval letter 
  • 2 nights accommodation on Halong cruise
  • Kayaking on Day 1 and Day 2 in hidden corners of the bays
  • 1 local English speaking guide with excellent knowledge of Halong Bay
  • Meals as indicated: B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D= Dinner
  • All entrance fees and permission to fishing villages
  • Insurance
  • Bottled water during transfer
What's excluded
  • Visa arrangements – We can do this upon your requests
  • Flight tickets including air taxes
  • Personal expenses during tour: phone calls, laundry, other meals and snacks not mentioned above
  • Gratuities for tour guides and drivers
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Hotels Used in This Tour
Authentic Hanoi HotelHanoi: Authentic Hotel or similar

Address: 13 Ly Thai To Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hoan Kiem District - Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam

Description: If what you're looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Hanoi, look no further than Authentic Hanoi Hotel. Situated only 0.1 Km from the city center, guests are well located to enjoy the town's attractions and activities. For those of you who want to venture out, Thang Long Water Puppet Theatre, Ngoc Son Temple, Ba Kieu Temple are just some of the attractions available to visitors.

Authentic Hanoi Hotel also offers many facilities to enrich your stay in Hanoi. This hotel offers numerous on-site facilities to satisfy even the most discerning guest.

Guests can choose from 52 rooms, all of which exude an atmosphere of total peace and harmony. The hotel offers fantastic facilities, including fitness center, hot tub, to help you unwind after an action-packed day in the city. Authentic Hanoi Hotel is a smart choice for travelers to Hanoi, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time.



Glory Halong CruiseHalong: Halong Glory Cruise or similar

Address: Tuan Chau Port, Tuan Chau Island, Halong, Vietnam

Description: Featured in each room, among other amenities, are desk, television, in room safe. Tours, room service, laundry service/dry cleaning are some of the extra comforts you'll find at this Halong cruise.

Facilities for recreation and leisure available include jacuzzi. Everything the cruise does is centered around the guest' experience, ensuring comfort and relaxation.



Lantern Hoi An hotelHoi An: Lantern Hotel or similar

Address: 288 Nguyen Duy Hieu – Son Phong – Hoi An – Quang Nam

Description: The best choice for those seeking breezy accommodation near Hoi An center. This hotel has an Asian and European styled restaurant set on the top floor with a full panoramic view of the ancient town. Rooms are updated full facilities of satellite LCD TV, self-controlled conditioner, IDD telephone, etc. A large swimming pool, a beauty salon and tour desk are always available with the help of professional staff.




New Star Hotel HueHue: New Star Hotel or similar

Address: 36 Chu Van An Street, Hue City Central, Hue, Vietnam

Description: This mid-rise property in Hue, Vietnam provides an ideal place to relax and enjoy all the city has to offer. Located just a few steps from the beautiful Perfume River and Thien mu Pagoda, the New Star Hotel is naturally a preferred choice for leisure visitors. Offering 49 well-appointed rooms, each unit showcases beautiful wood furniture, spacious bathroom, and complete amenities. As an added bonus, guests have access to complementary wired- and wireless Internet services throughout the hotel. When not out enjoying this wonderful city, there is an outdoor swimming pool as well as massage and sauna services to take advantage of right on the premises. For a hotel with great location, excellent facilities, and affordable prices, the New Star Hotel is the one.





Elios Hotel Saigon Ho Chi MinhHo Chi Minh city: Elios Hotel or similar

Address: 233 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist 1 Saigon, District 1, Ho Chi Minh city

Description: Elios Hotel has 81 elegant designed rooms with a panoramic park-view rooftop restaurant.
In addition to a uniquely Saigon night life experience with bars, restaurants, music and a variety of shops, Elios Hotel are within walking distance from the famous Ben Thanh Market and other places of interest in the city.



Angkor Holiday Hotel Siem ReapSiem Reap: Angkor Holiday Hotel or similar

Address: Corner of Sivutha Blvd and National Road No.6, Siem Reap Angkor

Description: Nearly 10 years of experience, Angkor Holiday achieves high service quality on attending to every customer’s need. Owning a convenient position along the national road which is only 10 minute drive to the temple complex of Angkor Wat and Siem Reap International airport while the Royal Palace is two minutes away, every room is equipped with air-conditioner, satellite TV, IDD phone, and coffee-making facilities.  For business, two meeting rooms are available with other modern facilities.
Service Details During the Trip
Domestic airfares – You can book via our company or not:
Valid for ticket issued before 30-September-2014
•    From Hanoi to Da Nang = US$ 105/ per person/ 1-way
•    From Hue to Saigon = US$ 105/ per person/ 1-way
•    From Saigon to Siem Reap = US$ 205/ per person/1-way


IMPORTANT NOTE:

• All prices are quoted in USD/ per person, based on Double/Twin occupancy
• Supplement for standard menu meals: US$ 12 for lunch & US$ 18 for dinner
• Private services & daily departure
• Surcharge for Compulsory dinner for Xmas and New Year Eve
• Surcharge for domestic flight tickets with taxes

SPECIAL OFFER:
• [Free] Mineral water is available during transfers
• [Free] Vietnam visa approval letter on arrival
• [Free] Traditional Gifts

In every tour we handle, we always try our best to create the best travel experience for you in Indochina region. We take care every little details so that there is no problem on your dream vacation.  


tour guide servicePrivate Local Tour Guide
To maximize your comfort and joyful experience with driving service, cold drinking water, cold towel and soft drink are provided in the car.

We also can arrange facilities for the disabled (upon on request)






Featured Local Flavor Dinning
Don’t worry about meals, we select both restaurants and menus for you.

We will select clean and good environment restaurants for our customers. Menu is also carefully selected by us with attentions to details to ensure you try different flavor food every meal. We will recommend and arrange local cuisine since it is part of the cultural experience while traveling. If you do not like it, please tell us. We also recommend dinners are free on your own so you can choose your favorite food by yourself under necessary assistance of our local tour guide, he/she will be very helpful.



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