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Vietnam & Cambodia With Phu Quoc Island

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – Mekong Delta – Hoi An – Hue – Phong Nha – Ke Bang – Trang An – Hanoi – Halong – Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - Phu Quoc Island
Highlights
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  • Playing volley ball on Phu Quoc Beach
  • Crawling inside Cu Chi underground tunnels
  • Modelling the Communist soldiers fighting
  • Cu Chi tunnels - emerging from the ground
  • Get told the story of war in Cu Chi tunnels
  • Watch the bustling floating market in Mekong Delta
  • You may riding elephant in Siem Reap, Cambodia
  • Enjoy a sundowner in Phu Quoc Beach

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Overview
Tour Code: BTID07

Itinerary Day by Day


Arrive Tan Son Nhat airport around 23.50, meet our guide and transfer to hotel.

Meals: No
Accommodation: Family Inn Saigon hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Today you will drive 70km to northwest of Ho Chi Minh City and pass through picturesque rice fields, gardens, rubber plantations on the way to Cu Chi.

Cu Chi was an important base during the American War, because of its strategic location. The Vietcong built a 200km long network of tunnels connecting command posts, hospitals, shelters and weapon factories. Dug out of hard late-rite by hand tools without the use of cement, this amazing network was never discovered. Lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon continue to visit the War Remnants Museum, which features an extensive collection of exhibits including weaponry, photos and documentation on Vietnam’s wars with the French and Americans, and a quick photo stop at the Reunification Palace which was formerly the South Vietnam President’s residence and symbol of the Southern Administration’s reign until end of April 1975. Afterwards, stroll around Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral built by the colonial French with materials entirely imported from Marseilles, Saigon Central Post Office, former US Embassy, Cho Lon or the city’s China Town with its Quan Am Pagoda. Proceed to visit the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built in 1909.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Family Inn Saigon hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning, pickup at your hotel to transfer about 136 km to Vinh Long, a riverside town in the vast Mekong Delta, the world’s largest delta. Take a boat cruise to lively Cai Be floating market where sellers and buyers bargain and exchange goods from their boats. Proceed through a fascinating maze of shady canals to Hoa Binh Phuoc Island. Beautiful landscape of zigzag canals, lush vegetation, peaceful villages and activities of rural life will make you a delightful sight. There on the island, visit some local farmers’ homes, interact with warm-hearted hosts and learn about their trades of bonsai gardening, tile and ceramic production and rice paper and coconut candy making. Have a typical Southern Vietnamese rural style lunch at a local home.

Afternoon, transfer to Can Tho, check in your hotel and spend time at leisure.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Van Phat hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning, depart from Ninh Kieu Quay on a shuttle boat. Cruising down Can Tho River gives you a good chance to observe bustling activities on the river and along its banks. Enjoy the amusing sight of locals fishing with fish traps and transporting passengers and merchandise by boat. Arrive at Cai Rang floating market, you will again witness the traditional trading practice of Mekong Delta inhabitants called “pole exchange”. This practice involves the seller extending a pole with the merchandise hanging on its end from his or her boat to the buyer’s boat for delivery. Keep cruising and moving into the small canals called Rach Nho for more sightseeing and close observation of the Southern countryside lifestyle. Return to Ninh Kieu Quay and have lunch with traditional food at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, go back to Ho Chi Minh City and spend time at leisure.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Family Inn Saigon hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning, transfer to the airport for flight to Danang.

Arrive Danang, pick up and transfer to Hoi An town, check in hotel and relax on Cua Dai Beach.

Afternoon, take a town tour of Hoi An to see its beauty up close. Included for your sightseeing will be the town’s iconic 400-year-old Covered Bridge with a small temple attached to one side as a prominent example of Japanese architecture, the Museum of Trade Ceramics which is an elegant Vietnamese style wooden house built in 1858 showcasing antique ceramic artifacts, the 200-year-old Tan Ky House typifying an ancient Chinese merchant residence, the Ong Temple built in 1653 by Chinese settlers to worship Guan Yu, an ancient Chinese general whose character stands for loyalty, bravery and justice. Enjoy strolling the small streets of antique low tile-roofed houses, which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past.


Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hoi An Lantern hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning, transfer about 40 km West of Hoi An to visit My Son Sanctuary, another UNESCO-recognized world heritage which was once a religious center of Cham people where royal ceremonies and burials were performed. The site now is a colony of partially ruined Hindu temples from the total of 70 constructed by Cham Kings between the 4th and the 14th Centuries in dedication to god Shiva. It is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is often compared with other temple heritages of Southeast Asia such as Angkor in Cambodia, Ayuthaya in Thailand or Borobudur in Java.

Afternoon, time at leisure for shopping in town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hoi An Lantern hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning, transfer to Hue in your private vehicle. Enjoy a stunning headland-and-bay panoramic view from the pass, which for miles hugs the mountainside along the shoreline and overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Stop en route in Da Nang City to visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture, China Beach and Marble Mountains, whose peaks represent the five basic elements of the universe. Lunch en route before arriving in Hue.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Asia Hue hotel (3*) (Deluxe city room)

Full day city tour to visit Hue Citadel, a well-known UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site, which is a 520 ha fortress-like grand complex built in the early 1800s which features three enclosures separated by heavy ramparts namely Kinh Thanh Hue (Civic City) as the outer, Hoang Thanh (Royal City) as the middle and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden City) as the inner. Move on to Khai Dinh Tomb, the burial site of Khai Dinh, Vietnam’s second-to-last king, which is the most elaborate compared to other kings’ tombs. The tomb shows a vivid European influence in architecture despite its Asian style. Take an hour cyclo tour around the peaceful city.

In the afternoon take a boat cruise along the Perfume River for sightseeing and visiting two prominent historical landmarks namely Minh Mang Tomb, where Minh Mang, the 2nd Emperor of the Nguyen dynasty was buried, and Thien Mu Pagoda, a Buddhist monastery still in use with its origin dating back to 1601. Dinner at a royal style restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Asia Hue hotel (3*) (Deluxe city room)

After breakfast, our guide will pick up you at hotel and transfer to Dong Hoi. Arrive Dong Hoi, check in hotel and relax on Nhat Le Beach.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Muong Thanh hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning, transfer to visit its top natural icon, the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park. The park, recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage Site, ranges over an 85,754 ha area of a limestone zone characterized by primitive tropical forests, rock formations and complex cave systems connected by long underground rivers all aged around 400 million years. While the karst mountains here are Asia’s oldest, the local caves hold the world records as the largest and the longest and being among the best to explore. Ride a boat along a meandering and mountain-flanked river to Phong Nha Cave, the park’s second largest cave system that was discovered in 2009 by the British Caving Association. Enter the cave through its half submerged entrance and start to discover what is said to be speleologists’ heaven on earth.

Afterwards, you return to Dong Hoi for lunch. After lunch, transfer to Vinh City.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Phuong Dong hotel (3*) (Deluxe room)

In the morning, transfer to Ninh Binh and you have many chances to take photos on the way.

Arrive Ninh Binh, check in hotel and relax.


Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Yen Nhi hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning, transfer to a Buddhist complex called Bai Dinh, the largest of its kind in Vietnam, which consists of an original old pagoda and a series of newly built pagodas in Gia Vien District. It boasts hundreds of statutes and a variety of architectural works.

Have lunch in local restaurant with local specialties such as goat meat, pork and crunchy rice crust and. Proceed to visit Trang An Eco-tourism Complex where a boat trip will take you through a scenic landscape of mountains, fields and rivers to a series of caves including Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou. Trang An is also called “an inland Halong” for its strikingly similar terrain of rugged rocky mountains rising up from the lush wetland and constituting a magnificent maze. Night stay in Ninh Binh province.

Afternoon, return to Hanoi, check in hotel and relax.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Larosa Hanoi Hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning, after breakfast at your hotel, start off at 8:00 AM on a street food tour on foot (or by bicycle or cyclo) to discover the gastronomic culture of Hanoi right in its Old Quarter. Wander through some markets to get an overview Vietnamese food, talk with street food vendors and savor amazing local dishes, snacks and drinks. Lunch at La Vong Restaurant (The Angler) with its famous signature dish “Cha Ca” made from river catfish fillets fried with herbs and onion, and is served with roasted peanuts and rice noodles. You will experience one of the best dishes in Hanoi and taste Hanoi local wine.

Afternoon sightseeing tour will first take you to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder, and his rural style residence with a house on stilts and the Presidential Palace. Also part of this complex is the unique One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. The tour will continue on with a visit to the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology showcasing the prominent cultural heritages of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Larosa Hanoi Hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning pickup at 8:00 AM from your hotel for transfer to Halong Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. On the way, you will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields. Stop half way to visit a handicraft workshop of fine clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Halong City at 11:30 AM and check in aboard the booked junk right after the welcome drink is served

12h15: Check-in registration, Boarding Junk. Welcome drink is served
12h45: Start cruising
13h00: Have lunch board
13h30: A fantastic cruise in Halong bay, visit Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Titov beach.
17h30: Relax and enjoy sunset
19h30: Enjoy dinner on board.
21h00: Fishing or relax and spending a night on board. Beautiful kayaking route from Titov beach to Luon Cave for those who book kayaking option (kayaking time after visit the Sung Sot cave)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Vspirit Cruise (3*) (Deluxe cabin)

07h00: For early risers complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served.
07h30: A morning cruise to visit Man’s head island, Tortoise Island, visit Luon cave by small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long bay.
09h00: Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. 
11h45: Arrive Halong wharf

Disembark and transfer back to Noi Bai International Airport for domestic flight to Siem

Arrival Siem reap, meet with guide transfer to hotel for check in.

Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: Angkor holiday hotel (3*) (Superior room)

Morning visit to Angkor Wat with your private guide. It is unlike all the other Khmer temples in that it faces west and is inspired by 12th Century Hinduism. Its symmetrical towers are stylized on the modern Cambodian flag. Intricate bas-reliefs surround Angkor Wat on four sides, each telling a story, but the most celebrated of these is the Churning of the Sea Milk, which is located on the east wing – your guide will explain the mystical tale behind it.

Afternoon, the Angkor Thom with your private guide. You will visit the sprawling Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the enchanting Bayon. This 12th century masterpiece lies at the very center of Angkor Thom City and is an archaeological wonder of symmetry and grandeur. The exterior gallery walls have extensive bas-reliefs, but the main features are the towers each with 3 or 4 gently smiling faces, over 200 in total. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsara dance show.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Angkor holiday hotel (3*) (Superior room)

(Flight is available on Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday each week)
Morning, take a half day tour to visit Tonle Sap Lake which is the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia. It is the heart of the Cambodian fishing industry and the lifeblood for millions of Khmers living on and around it. You will board a comfortable boat to see the true way of life in one of the floating villages of the Tonle Sap. Here you can see how Khmers and Vietnamese live and work side by side years later.

Afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Phu Quoc Island by VN 831 REP-PQC 1430/1555

Arrival Phu Quoc Island, private transfer from airport to your resort

Full day free at leisure on beach.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Thien Hai Son resort (3*) (Mountain view room)

Full day free at leisure on beach.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Thien Hai Son resort (3*) (Mountain view room)

Full day free at leisure on beach.

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Thien Hai Son resort (3*) (Mountain view room)

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City then you check in your connecting flight back home.

Meals: Breakfast
Price Details & Inclusions of this Trip
What's included
  • Hotels accommodation based on twin, double sharing as mentioned in the program 
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (Vietnamese food)
  • Air-conditioned private vehicles for all transportations 
  • Professional local English speaking guides 
  • Boat fees in Halong, Hue, Cai Be, Cai Rang floating market (Mekong Delta), Halong (overnight)
  • Entrance fees at all tourist sites
  • Water during the visit (02 bottles/pax/day)
  • Vietnamese visa approval letter without visa stamping fee at USD45/pax  at the airport (Single visa) and USD75/pax (Multi visa)
What's excluded
  • Airfare (international and domestic) and airport tax
  • Visa handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Dinks and other meals not clearly mentioned
  • Surcharge for special request on food, and meals. 
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
  • Tipping for guide and driver
  • Surcharge for public holidays, peak season (if any)
  • All other service not stated in the program
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Hotels Used in This Tour
Family Inn Saigon HotelHo Chi Minh City: Family Inn Saigon Hotel or similar

Address: 84A Bui Thi Xuan St., District 1, Ho Chi Minh City

Description: If you are looking for a reasonable place, here it is. Proudly being one of the top ten 3star hotels in Ho Chi Minh City, this family-friendly hotel has a good location close to Ben Thanh market, a green park, and 72 large rooms of contemporary amenities. A restaurant on top floor serves everyday buffet breakfast and a la carte dishes. Helpful staffs who speak English very well will ensure you have a nice stay.




Van Phat 1 Hotel Can ThoCan Tho: Van Phat 1 Hotel or similar

Address: Area 3, Con Khuong, Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu Dist., New Quay / Riverside, Can Tho, Vietnam

Description: Conveniently located in Can Tho, Van Phat 1 Hotel is a great base from which to explore this vibrant city. With its location just 2 km from the city center and 10 km from the airport, this 4-star hotel attracts numerous travelers each year. A haven of rest and relaxation, the hotel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as Cantho Quay, Cantho Stadium, Cai Khe Market.

Take advantage of a wealth of unrivaled services and amenities at this Can Tho hotel. To name a few of the hotel's facilities, there are family room, dry cleaning, bar, 24-hour room service, elevator.

The ambiance of Van Phat 1 Hotel is reflected in every guestroom. satellite/cable TV, desk, television LCD/plasma screen, television, refrigerator are just some of the facilities that can be found throughout the property. The hotel offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities, including games room, hot tub, kids club, fitness center, garden. Van Phat 1 Hotel is your one-stop destination for quality hotel accommodations in Can Tho.




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.



Hue: Asia Hotel or similar
Asia hotel Hue

Address
: 17 Pham Ngu Lao St. - Hue City - Thua Thien Hue

Description: The 14-storey hotel offers spacious clean rooms and suites that furnished classic and polished wooden floor, natural fabric and elegant furniture with views of the Perfume River, Ngu Binh Mountain and the city as well. Situated in the tourism hub of the city, this hotel provides convenient access to popular city’s landmarks as well as train station only few minutes away.











Muong Thanh Hotel Dong hoi Quang BinhDong Hoi: Muong Thanh Hotel

Address: 119 Truong Phap street, Hai Thanh ward, Dong Hoi, Dong Hoi (Quang Binh), Vietnam

Description: Situated in Dong Hoi, Muong Thanh Quang Binh Hotel is the perfect place to experience Dong Hoi (Quang Binh) and its surroundings. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. For sightseeing options and local attractions, one need not look far as the hotel enjoys close proximity to Tro Pond, Dong Hoi Airport, Nhat Le Beach.

The facilities and services provided by Muong Thanh Quang Binh Hotel ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Top features of the hotel include bar, car park, room service, meeting facilities, 24-hour room service.

In addition, all guestrooms feature a variety of comforts. Many rooms even provide coffee/tea maker, inhouse movies, DVD/CD player, bathrobes, daily newspaper to please the most discerning guest. The hotel's steamroom, hot tub, fitness center, solarium, outdoor pool are ideal places to relax and unwind after a busy day. When you are looking for comfortable and convenient accommodations in Dong Hoi (Quang Binh), make Muong Thanh Quang Binh Hotel your home away from home.



Phuong Dong Hotel VinhVinh: Phuong Dong Hotel or similar

Address: No.02 Truong Thi Street, Vinh, Vinh, Vietnam

Description: For travelers who want to take in the sights and sounds of Vinh, Phuong Dong Hotel is the perfect choice. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With its convenient location, the hotel offers easy access to the city's must-see destinations.

Offering hotel guests superior services and a broad range of amenities, Phuong Dong Hotel is committed to ensuring that your stay is as comfortable as possible. The hotel provides coffee shop, car park, shops, nightclub, room service to ensure our guests the greatest comfort.

Phuong Dong Hotel is home to 120 bedrooms. All are tastefully furnished and many even provide such comforts as internet access – LAN, interconnecting room(s) available, blackout curtains, air conditioning, mini bar. Whether you're a fitness enthusiast or are just looking for a way to unwind after a hard day, you will be entertained by top-class recreational facilities such as tennis courts, massage, fitness center, steamroom, spa. Superb facilities and an excellent location make the Phuong Dong Hotel the perfect base from which to enjoy your stay in Vinh.



Yen Nhi Hotel Ninh Binh VietnamNinh Binh: Yen Nhi Hotel or similar

Address: Ninh Hai, Hoa Lu District, Tam Coc - Bich Dong Caves, Ninh Binh, Vietnam

Description: Located in the heart of Tam Coc – Bich Dong tourist area, the property’s surrounding areas boasts a rare charm. Nearby attractions are easily accessible such as the magical beauty of ‘Two caves of the South’ and visitors can discover the wildlife in the Valley of Birds (Thung Chim) and Sunshine Valley (Thung Nang). The hotel features 48 comfortably-appointed guest rooms equipped with all the basic necessities such as spacious bathrooms and complimentary mini-bar. The on-site restaurant comes elegantly decorated, offering an array of unique Vietnamese specialties. Yen Nhi Ninh Binh Hotel provides the latest in facilities with a convenient location to match.



Hanoi: Larosa Hanoi hotel or similar

Larosa hotel Hanoi toursAddress: 34-36 Nguyen Khuyen Str., Dong Da Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam
 
Description: The recently-built Larosa Hotel is located in the heart of the Old Quarter in close proximity to some of the most popular attractions including Hoan Kiem Lake and the nearby Thang Long Theatre, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh complex, Hanoi railway station as well as restaurants and shopping center within a few meters. Designed with European Classical style, the hotel gives a wide selection of 72 rooms with essential amenities, an elegant spa and a fitness center of latest equipment. Larosa is an ideal place for both leisure and business tourists.



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.



Thien Hai Son resort pHu Quoc islandPhu Quoc: Thien Hai Son Resort or similar

Address: 68 Tran Hung Dao Street, Long Beach / Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam

Description: A convenient beachfront location, along with pocket friendly prices, makes this an excellent choice for your next beach holiday. The resort is just a 10 minute drive from the airport, and 30 from the Bai Vong Port. The tour desk at the hotel can help arrange for excursion both on land and in sea. And if you are looking for a more laidback holiday, then simply lie on the beach, and take a few luxurious massages. Thien Hai Son Resort lets you enjoy the gorgeous island of Pho Quoc.

Service Details During the Trip
Surcharge for air ticket: (Subject to be changed without prior noticed)
- Ho Chi Minh (SGN) – Da Nang (DAN): USD108/pax/way
- Hanoi (HAN) – Siem Reap (REP): USD281/pax/way
- Siem Reap (REP) – Phu Quoc (PQC): USD175/pax/way
- Phu Quoc (PQC) – Ho Chi Minh (SGN): USD80/pax/way


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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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