Highlight of Vietnam & Cambodia - 15 Days 14 nights

Duration: 15 Days 14 nights
Price: US$2110/person ( Valid until Dec 2022)
Highlights: Hanoi – Halong – Danang – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – Mekong delta – Phnom Penh – Siem Riep

15 Days combines the hidden charm of Vietnam and the mystical treasures of Angkor in Cambodia. The packages cover all of the must-see destinations in Vietnam and Cambodia, deeply explore the local lifestyle and the pristine beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia.

Mr. & Mrs Mehta + Mr.& Mrs Bhanushali

Type of tour: Private tour except Halong bay cruise
Hotel standard: 5* hotel
Tour start at: Hanoi – Noi Bai airport
Tour finish: Siem Riep – Siem Riep Nhat airport
Travel date: From 07th of Oct 22nd of Nov 2022
Note about food: all vegetarians
Highlight of Vietnam & Cambodia - 15 Days 14 nights

  • Basic program:

    07th of Oct: 02 pax from US arrive to Noi Bai airport at 14:05/ QR976

    07th of Oct: 02 pax from US arrive to Noi Bai airport at 14:05/ QR976, be picked up and transferred to your hotel. Free and easy. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.

    Day 1 (08th of Oct 2022): Hanoi arrival at 05:25/ VJ1924 – half day city (L)
    Day 2 (09th Oct 2022): Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc full day (B/L)
    Day 3 (10th Oct 2022): Hanoi – Halong/Bai Tu Long (B/L/D) – private car, no guide
    Day 4 (11th Oct 2022): Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang at 17:25- 18:50/VN155 – Hoi An (Brunch)
    Day 5 (12th Oct 2022): Hoi An walking tour half day (B)
    Day 6 (13th Oct 2022): Hoi An – My Son half day tour (B)
    Day 7 (14th Oct 2022): Hoi An – Danang - fly to Ho Chi Minh at 12:25 - 13:55/VN123 (B)
    Day 8 (15th Oct 2022): Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnels full day (B/L)
    Day 9 (16th Oct 2022): Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta full day (B/L)
    Day 10 (17th Oct 2022): Ho Chi Minh – fly to Phnom Penh at 12:00-13:00/ K6817 (B)
    Day 11 (18th Oct 2022): Phnom Penh city (B)
    Day 12 (19th Oct 2022): Phnom Penh – fly to Siem Riep at 13:30 - 14:20/ K6107 (B)
    Day 13 (20th Oct 2022): Siem Riep – Angkor Temple (B)
    Day 14 (21st Oct 2022): Siem Riep – Kulen Mountain (B)
    Day 15 (22nd Oct 2022): Siem Riep – Tonle Sap lake – departure (B)
    B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner

  • Day 1 (08th of Oct 2022): Hanoi arrival at 05:25/ VJ1924 – half day city (L)

    02 pax arrive on 07th Oct: Have breakfast at hotel
    02 pax from India arrive to Noi Bai airport early morning, be picked up and transferred to hotel. Early check in from 9.00Am without breakfast but have ready room.
    Up on arrival to the airport, be picked up and transfer to your hotel to leave luggage.
    Visit half day Hanoi city tour to visit:
    - The tour begins at the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which has exhibits on President Ho Chi Minh's life. We will be able to see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (please note that it is closed on Mondays, Fridays, and from October to November), the colonial Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh's stilted residence, and One Pillar Pagoda while in the site.


    - After the complex, we visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university. We will learn more about the city's unique history and culture by spending time in the temple.
    - We may walk from the Temple of Literature to the Hanoi Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake to get a feel for local life.
    - Around noon: We come back to your hotel and finish the tour.
    Free and easy. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.

  • Day 2 (09th Oct 2022): Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc full day (B/L)

    8:00AM, pick up at your hotel and head out for Ninh Binh (2 hours driving). There is a beautiful roadside scenery on the way. Arriving in Ninh Binh city, first pay a visit to Hoa Lu – the ancient Royal Capital of Vietnam, visit the two temples: Temple of King Dinh and King Le, admire the unique architecture from ancient times.
    Continue to Tam Coc and have lunch at a nice restaurant with many local delicacies. Then boarding a small sampan to visit Tam Coc which means literally “three caves” (2.5 hour boat trip). With Halong bay type views of majestic limestone cliffs and mysterious caves, as well as countryside landscape like peaceful streams, rice paddies and deserted green fields, Tam Coc really has it all. You will feel the fresh air and peaceful moments, a very good opportunities for photo lovers, freezing the special moments and scenery.

    Time permits, you can also visit Bich Dong pagoda nearby and climb up the mountain to have a wonderful perspective view of the Bich Dong and Tam Coc. Return to Hanoi late afternoon.
    Tour finishes at your hotel around 18.00. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.

  • Day 3 (10th Oct 2022): Hanoi – Halong/Bai Tu Long (B/L/D) – private car, no guide

    08:30 | Pick-up time
    Our transfer service will be collected from hotels around Hanoi Old Quarter to explore Halong Bay.
    11:45 – 12:00 | Arrive Tuan Chau Harbour (No. 26 Tuan Chau International Marina – Terminal 2)
    12:00 – 12:30 | Transfer to main boat by tender. Embark on Sena Cruises
    Warmly welcome to Sena Cruises! While enjoying welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that you will check-in your cabin.
    13:00 | Enjoy fabulous lunch
    Fabulous lunch is served while Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises starts her sail into magnificent Ha Long Bay – an extension of HaLong Wonder which is much quieter and has fewer tourists. She will pass famous Finger Islet, Candle Islet and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.
    15:00 | Explore Lan Ha – Ha Long Bay
    Option 1: Sena Cruise – Luxury Boutique Cruises reaches Ao Ech Area (or Three Peach Areas if the weather permits). It is time to discover Lan Ha Bay yourselves with your travel buddy sharing kayak. While kayaking, you will have a brief look at the geology of the Karts Mountains that form a beautiful surrounding.
    Option 2: We will visit the Dark and Bright cave – famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. Here you will take some photos of the romantic, lyrical local see-sights. This is also the best time for tourists to enjoying bamboo boat or swimming – which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the Limestone Mountains and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay. Afterwards, visitors immerse in the emerald green water of Lan Ha Bay with exciting swimming activities.
    17:00 | Tea ceremony
    Back to SENA Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises and relax on cruise. Enjoy our “Happy Hour Deal” in all bars on cruise.
    Before dinner, our experienced captain will choose the most tranquil area to anchor for overnight
    19:00 | Savor deluxe dinner
    After the incredible dinner, take your leisure time to chat at the bar, watch the movie in the restaurant, enjoy Spa treatment.
    After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at panoramic bar or take one of our onboard activities: squid fishing (We open the light and preparing the squid fishing rods).
    You will stay overnight on cruise.

  • Day 4 (11th Oct 2022): Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang at 17:25- 18:50/VN155 – Hoi An (Brunch)

    06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck
    Be an early bird for photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind.
    07:00 | Have light breakfast
    Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises continues her sail to Cat Ba Island, passing amazing karst towers. Tea, coffee and light breakfast is served with fresh air and peaceful surroundings.
    08:15 | Explore Tra Bau floating village
    Join the kayaking experience to explore the Tra Bau area – the famous filming location for Kong Skull Island (King Kong) in Quang Ninh in 2018. You can visit the fish raft and interact with local fishermen to explore daily life and traditional fishing methods.
    09:30 | Back to the boat for check-out
    10:00 | Brunch time
    During the time well prepared lunch is served, Sena Cruises – Luxury Boutique Cruises slowly navigates emerald water and thousands of karst mountains towards the Harbour.
    11:30 – 12:00 | Disembark Sena Cruises and farewell the crew and back to Hanoi by bus
    Van transfer service by the highway from Halong to Noi Bai airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.
    Up on arrive to Danang airport, you are picked up and transfer to your hotel. O/N at hotel in Hoi An.
    Important notes to explore Ha Long Bay:
    1. Schedule and activities:
    The program may be subject to change depending on weather conditions or specific tides without announcing to visitors in advance.
    Time in the schedule is only relative. The specific time will be announced by our tour guide on the day of departure.
    All activities are included in the program. Guests can choose to relax themselves and enjoy the scenery on board, without having to fully participate in activities above.

  • Day 5 (12th Oct 2022): Hoi An walking tour half day (B)

    15.30-16:00 Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Hoi An Town. Exploring Hoi An on foot is one of the best ways to absorb the beauty of this city. While walking around Hoi An, exploring the small yet beautiful town, which tourists (even frequent visitors) find to be a place of quiet and peace. The unique atmosphere combines elements of Vietnam, China and Japan. The most remarkable views are from the ancient houses, reminding visitors of a long gone past and providing a momentary glimpse of a more subdued and simple time. The tour includes visits to Hoi An Museum, many of the town’s renowned Ancient Houses which boast remarkable architecture, Assembly Halls of Chinese influence and of course the must-see Japanese Covered Bridge. Mostly the houses here were designed with the Chinese, Japanese architecture. Because in accordance with the history, the Chinese, Japanese used to come here for settling down and doing business. Besides, you can recognize the Eastern and Western architectures through these ancient houses.
    Free for shopping at local shops and have dinner by your own account. Return to your hotel around 20.30 – 21.00.
    Free and easy at the beach. O/N at hotel in Hoi An.

  • Day 6 (13th Oct 2022): Hoi An – My Son half day tour (B)

    8.30AM: Car and English Speaking Tour Guide will pick you up at the hotel in Hoi An Town and depart to My Son Sanctuary and transfer about 1 hour for this 40km long road My Son – “the spirit and art valley” is a symbol for a brilliant period of Champa kingdom. Since 1999, My Son has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage
    Arrive in My Son Temple, a special electric car will pick you up at the main gate and take you to the place where was chosen to build the temple tower of the Champa Royal for nearly 1000 years with many ancient towers hidden in a discreet valley. The place where the most exquisite focus of ancient Champa culture – is considered to be the Holy Land.

     


    There, you will hear the stone bricks tell about the dancing gods, tell about the gods of worship in the Champa culture, and so many secrets that until now still have no explanation and maybe you will be the first decode them.
    After visiting and listening to the tour guide talk about the mysteries here, you will be back to the main gate of My Son Ruins and back to the hotel.
    Free in the afternoon. O/N at hotel in Hoi An.

  • Day 7 (14th Oct 2022): Hoi An – Danang - fly to Ho Chi Minh at 12:25 - 13:55/VN123 (B)

    Free and easy in the beach.
    10.00: Be transferred to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh.
    Up on arrival to Tan Son Nhat airport, you are picked up and transferred to your hotel. Free and easy.
    O/N at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

  • Day 8 (15th Oct 2022): Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnels full day (B/L)

    Morning
    - 08:00: Transfer from hotel in Ho Chi Minh city by minivan to Cu Chi Tunnels
    - Arrive at Cu Chi Tunnels after a 2-hour trip through the beautiful landscape of countryside
    - Watch a short introductory video about their construction before entering the tunnels
    - Spend the next hour exploring the tunnel maze
    - Lunch at Ho Chi Minh City center
    Afternoon
    - Begin the Ho Chi Minh City tour with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, fine examples of classical French colonial architecture
    - Visit the Reunification Palace, one of the city’s most important buildings
    - Drop by the War Remnants Museum features poignant displays of the futility of war
    - Stop at the bustling Ben Thanh Market, which is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location
    - Transfer back to your hotel. O/N at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.
    (*Note that you have the option of staying on at Ben Thanh Market and making your own way back to the hotel)

  • Day 9 (16th Oct 2022): Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta full day (B/L)

    Morning:
    - 8.00: Pick up at your hotel in Saigon and travel to Ben Tre Province
    - Cruise along the Ham Luong River
    - Stop off at a coconut processing workshop and a mat weaving house
    - Have a short walk around a tranquil village to experience the local life in the Delta region
    - Board the 'xe loi' (a kind of motorized rickshaw) and travel into the fruit orchards
    - Have local specialties for lunch at a riverside restaurant

    Afternoon:
    - Take a sampan boat trip to explore the narrow canals
    - Around 17.00: Back to your hotel in Saigon. End of service. O/N at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

  • Day 10 (17th Oct 2022): Ho Chi Minh – fly to Phnom Penh at 12:00-13:00/ K6817 (B)

    Get flight to Phnom Penh.
    Up on arrivale to the airport, pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel check in. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

  • Day 11 (18th Oct 2022): Phnom Penh city (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel - Visit National Museum, over 5000 objects are on display including Angkorian era statu, lingas and other artifacts and followed by visit Wat Phnom Temple is one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh. Built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh. Afternoon, visit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed. Then Visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), the Market has gained reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument. Overnight in Phnom Penh

  • Day 12 (19th Oct 2022): Phnom Penh – fly to Siem Riep at 13:30 - 14:20/ K6107 (B)

    Breakfast at the hotel – continue to visit visit the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek (15 km south of Phnom Penh). Between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners) were detained and tortured at the S-21 prison and transported to extermination camp of Choeng Ek and followed by visiting to Independence monument for photo shooting and Psa Thmey market. Afternoon, Transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel check in. Overnight in Siem Reap

  • Day 13 (20th Oct 2022): Siem Riep – Angkor Temple (B)

    After breakfast, visit to The South Gate of Angkor Thom: Bayon Temple, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanaka, Elephant and Leper King Terrace. Continue visit to Ta Promh (the jungle temple). After lunch, visit to Thommanan, Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo: small, attractive temple in very good condition, built all the same time as Angkor Wat. Continue to Angkor Wat: The “7th Wonders’of the World”. World Heritage Site since 1992, famous 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. Continue visit to Bakheng Hill: Sunset viewing on the top of the hill. Bakheng is the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area; this temple-mountain offers extraordinary views of the Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat. After dinner, visit to Night & Pub Street. Overnight in Siem Reap.

  • Day 14 (21st Oct 2022): Siem Riep – Kulen Mountain (B)

    After breakfast – Drive to Kulen national Park of Kulen Mountain, the Khmer Empire’s capital in the early 9th century. Here we will visit countless ancient temples, the River of 1000 Lingas, a reclining Buddha and cascading waterfall, where you can rinse your sin and unpleasant deed with holy water. Return to the town. Afternoon, we continue to visit Artisan D’Angkor, a handicraft centre the Handicraft center for the wood and stone carving processes. Continue visit to Wat Thmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Overnight in Siem Reap.

  • Day 15 (22nd Oct 2022): Siem Riep – Tonle Sap lake – departure (B)

    After breakfast, visit to Floating Village, take a ride by traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake to experience the human occupations at the edges of the lake is similarly distinctive – floating villages, towering stilled houses, huge fish traps, and an economy and way of life deeply intertwined with the lake, the fish, the wildlife and the cycles of rising and falling waters. Transfer to the airport for the flight departure

Hotel in Use:

 

Standard Hanoi  Halong HoiAn  Ho CHi Minh Phnom Penh Siem Reap
5 Star Melia Hanoi hotel/deluxe room Sena Cruise/deluxe cabin BLISS HOI AN BEACH RESORT & WELLNESS/deluxe room Grand Saigon hotel/Premier deluxe room Palace Gate Hotel Resort/Apsara Deluxe Angkor Miracle Resprt &Spa/Deluxe City View

INCLUSIVE:


A/C transportation 12-16 seaters van as per the itinerary
English speaking guide.
Accommodation with daily breakfast (check in time: 14.00, check out time is 12.00)
Meals as clearly mentioned in the itinerary (B: breakfast, L: lunch; D: dinner – set menu) without beverage – Indian food is available in Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh city and Siem Riep
Boat cruise as per the itinerary
Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
Vietnam Evisa USD35/one person – one month single entry
04 flight tickets Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh, Phnom Penh to Siem Riep including 20kg luggage per person/one route
Package tour to Halong/Bai Tu Long 2 days one night – sharing cruise, boat Government tax and service charge

EXCLUSIVE:


Travel insurance
Cambodia Visa on arrival 30$/one person
Food & drinks not mentioned within the itinerary
Tips for tour guide and driver: From $3-$5/pax/day
Expenses of a personal nature such as bar bills, laundry and telephone charges
Other services not clearly described in the program
Early check in (beofre14.00) and late check-out (after 12.00) at hotel
Visa fee, bank transfer fee (for payment)