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Vietnam Discovery trip to Vietnam and Cambodia

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On this 14 days trip, you will discover the wonders of Ha Long Bay, Hue and the picturesque port town of Hoi An, a favorite by many travelers.  After leaving Saigon, you will fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia to discover the marvel of the Angkor Complex, including Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteray Srei and countless other masterpieces of Khmer architecture. The trip would not be comple...

On this 14 days trip, you will discover the wonders of Ha Long Bay, Hue and the picturesque port town of Hoi An, a favorite by many travelers.  After leaving Saigon, you will fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia to discover the marvel of the Angkor Complex, including Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteray Srei and countless other masterpieces of Khmer architecture. The trip would not be complete without a boat cruise on the Tonle Sap Lake. If you want to discover the best of Vietnam, this trip is for you!

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Countryside
    Countryside
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

•  Upon arrival at the airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

• This is Vietnam's capital and we celebrated its anniversary of 1,000 years in 2010. Historical emphasis on the arts and learning stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature.

• You will have the afternoon at your leisure before an evening welcome dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Dinner included.

Visited:
Hanoi
Accommodation
Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 2:  Hanoi full day city tour with cyclo

• Today, you will visit Ho Chi Minh's complex. Here, large crowds gather to pay their respects to the man they simply call “Uncle Ho” as he spent his whole life fighting for our freedom.
• The Presidential Palace and Uncle Ho's wooden stilt house can also be seen here. One of the must-see places in the complex is the One Pillar pagoda dating back to the 11th century.

• The next stop is the Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam's oldest university and dedicated to one of the world's most famous scholars, Confucius.
 • You also will  visit the Musuem of Ethnology  and Hoa Lo Prison where you will learn more about our people, culture and custom and our history.
• Then you will be taken in a 45 minutes long cyclo tour to see Hanoi ‘s Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Here, you will enjoy a water pupet show that one should not miss while youre visiting Hanoi.
Overnight  in Hanoi.
Breakfast and lunch included.

Visited:
Hanoi
Accommodation
Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 3: Boat ride through Ha Long Bay

• Today we will set sail through the Ha long bay while lunch is served.

• You will pass through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth.

• After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, and then go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck.

• Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations.

• Back on board, you can enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset.

• Later, you will unwind over dinner.

Brekfast, lunch and dinner included

Accommodation
Pelican Cruise (Ha Long)

Day 4: Ha Long Bay and Hue

• Greet the day with a morning tai chi session, with an unique opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay.

• After breakfast, you will visit a beautiful limestone grotto and then go back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock.

• Checkout is at 11:45 am and the boat arrives at the harbor by noon for the drive back to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue.

• Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight in Hue.
​Brunch included.

Accommodation
Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 5: Hue ancient capital

• After breakfast you will sett off for a romantic cruise on the Perfume River.

• Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary on that day. 

• You will rejoin your car and drive to King Khai Dinh’s tombs.

• Lunch at Tha Om restaurant.

•In the afternoon you will embark on a tour of Hue, including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the Phu Cam conical hat village.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
Huế
Accommodation
Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 6: Ancient town Hoi An

• Today you will leave Hue for Hoi An, World Heritage recognized city.

• Later you will stop in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum and the handicraft villages at the foot of Marble Mountain.

• Once in Hoi An, you will check into your hotel and have some free time to explore before embark the half- day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter. 

• Following the tour, there will be free time for shopping, including visits to local tailors who can do custom made clothing very quickly.

• Then, you’ll take a break and have a peaceful evening stay.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
HuếHoi An
Accommodation
Hoian Silk Marina Resort & Spa (Hoi An)

Day 7: Farmer and fishing trip

• Today you will visit both the local farming and fishing communities.

• Accompanied by your tour guide, you will commence the day by cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life. 

• You will see beautiful organic vegetable village, watering and planting vegetables, hoeing a soil with local farmer, riding a water buffalo in a rice paddy field; seeing ducks swimming along the rice farm or farmers tending their crops. You will experience as well the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way.

• Later you will board our boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen and enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing.

• You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat and the waterways of coconut palm paradise.

• This tour provides you with a cultural window into the ways of life of both our farming and fishing communities.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
Hoi An
Accommodation
Hoian Silk Marina Resort & Spa (Hoi An)

Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Saigon

• After leaving Hoi An, you will driven to the Danang airport.

• From Danang, you will take the one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), where you will be transferred directly to your centrally located hotel.

• Later, we propose a city tour of Saigon, including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, the War Remnants Museum and bustling Ben Thanh Market.

Overnight in Saigon.
Breakfast included.

Visited:
Hoi AnDanang Hoian, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation
Night at Silverland Sakyo Hôtel & Spa (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 9: Day trip to Ben Tre 

• Today we will drive from Saigon to Ben Tre.

• While there, you can take a walk along the waterfront, lined with French era shops and houses, and you’ll see plenty of coconuts being unloaded from boats for dispatch around the country.

• Then, jump on a boat for a couple of hours of cruising on the Mekong River. You will enjoy your delicious lunch at a local restaurant or on board.

• The excursion will end at around 4:00pm where the vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon.

Breakfast and lunch incldued

Visited:
Bến Tre
Accommodation
Night at Silverland Sakyo Hôtel & Spa (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 10: Cu Chi tunnel – Fly to Siem Reap

• After breakfast, you will be picked up from the hotel for the tour to the Cu Chi tunnels.

• At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250 kilometers, from Saigon to the Cambodian border, and was three levels deep.

• Then you will be transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap.

• Upon arrival, you will be pick up and then transferred to the hotel. 

Overnight in Siem Reap.
Breakfast included

Visited:
Củ ChiSiem Riep
Accommodation
Saem Siem Reap (Siem Riep )

Day 11: Full day in Angkor Wat

• Today you will embark on an elephant ride from the South Gate of Angkor Thom into the jungle to see the famous Bayon Temple.

• In the afternoon, you will continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm (embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers) Pre Rup, East Mebon, Krovan, Srah Srang, Banteay Srei and finally Ta Keo.

Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
Breakfast and lunch included

Accommodation
Saem Siem Reap (Siem Riep )

Day 12: Siem Reap Departure

• Depending on your time of departure, you will board a boat on Tonle Sap Lake and cruise past floating villages and enjoy the last hours in Vietnam. 

• Then, transfer to the airport. 

Breakfast included

We hope you enjoyed your stay in Vietnam!

Visited:
Siem Reap

Hanoi Hạ Long Bay Huế Hoi An Danang Hoian Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Bến Tre Củ Chi Siem Riep Angkor Wat Siem Reap

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 $1,670

Included in price:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • All private transportation with guide
  • Accommodation shared in Double or Twin room with daily breakfast
  • All In-tour flights as per itinerary
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Approval letter for Vietnam Visa
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Agent/Exclusive and personalized single customer service
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Not included in price:

  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Peak season surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas and New Year if any
  • Vietnam visa, Cambodia Visa
  • Other services not mentioned above
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