Travel from ancient temples to bustling centres as you experience the incredible diversity of modern Vietnam and Cambodia in 12 days. This trip is full of unforgettable experiences and gives a true insight into the culture and day to day life of these unique countries.
Type of tour: Private tour except Halong bay cruise
Hotel standard: 4* hotel
Tour start at: Hanoi – Noi Bai airport
Tour finish: Siem Riep – Siem Riep airport
Travel date: From 22nd of Aug to 02nd of Sep 2022
Arrive to Noi Bai airport: 16.55 on 22nd Aug 2022 – VJ902
Departure from Siem Riep: 15.20 on 02nd of Sep 2022 – FD615
Food provided: Breakfast at hotel and Vietnamese/Western on cruise
Day 1 : Hanoi arrival at 16.55 – VJ902
Day 2 : Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B)
Day 3 : Hanoi – Halong/Bai Tu Long (B/L/D) – private car, no guide
Day 4 : Full day activities in Lan Ha Bay (B/L/D)
Day 5 : Lan Ha – Cat Ba – Hanoi – Fly to Danang at 1725-1830/VN155 (Brunch)
Day 6 : Danang - Hoi An (B)
Day 7 : Hoi An (B)
Day 8 : Hoi An – Danang – fly to Siem Riep at 18:10 - 20:25/K6 0841-Cambodia Angkor air (B)
Day 9 : Angkor Complex (B)
Day 10: Angkor Complex (B)
Day 11: SIEM REAP – Full day Kulen National Park, 1000 Lingas River (B)
Day 12: Departure from Siem Riep (B)
B: breakfast, L: lunch, D: dinner
16.55: Arriving at Noi Bai airport, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel Free and easy. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
AM: 8:30. Our guide & driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter, then leave by coach to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Vietnam and the famous ancient temples of Le and the Dinh Dynasties. Then our van will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM.
PM : After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone. Then, cycle for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc - Bich Dong (around 5 km) – for who can not do cycle, the van will take you instead. Dive back to Hanoi and drop off at your hotel around at 18:00PM.
08:00: Ready at the lobby hotel to be pickesd up by our driver and transferred to Halong.
11:30 – 12:00 | Arrive Tuan Chau Harbor
12:00 – 12:30 | Transfer to the main boat by tender. Embark on Sena Cruise
Warmly welcome to Sena Cruise! While enjoying a welcome drink, our cruise manager will deliver a cruise briefing and safety introduction. After that you will check in your cabin.
13:00 – 13:30 | Enjoy fabulous lunch
Fabulous Buffet lunch is served while Sena Cruise – Luxury Boutique Cruise starts her sail into magnificent Lan Ha Bay – an extension of Halong Wonder which is much quieter and has fewer tourists. She will pass the famous Finger Islet, Candle Islet and thousands of uniquely shaped limestone towers and islands.
15:00 | Explore Lan Ha Bay
Option 1: 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 enjoy bamboo boats 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.
Option 2: Sena Cruise – Luxury Boutique Cruise reaches Three Peach area (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
17:00 | Time for relaxing
Back to SENA Cruise and relax on cruise. Enjoy our sunset time and “Happy Hour Deal” in all bars on cruise.
You will also have a chance to join our Cooking class to challenge your skills in preparing very famous Vietnamese spring rolls.
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 and enjoy Spa treatment (please book in advance).
After dinner, reward yourself with a large selection of cocktails at a panoramic bar or take one of our onboard activities: squid fishing, karaoke. (We open the light and prepare the squid fishing rods)
You will stay overnight on cruise.
06:00 | Sunrise Tai-chi section on sundeck
Be an early bird for a photo hunt and join our Tai-chi session on the sundeck to refresh your body and mind.
07:00 | Have light breakfast
8:00-8.30| Transfer to the Viet Hai
You have a chance to visit the bay to go further than Lan Ha Bay. You start the journey to discover Viet Hai village – a peaceful village with extremely beautiful scenery by bike or tram along the trails, through vast rice fields. You stop to rest and visit the old house made from straw, mud, bamboo … find out the lives of local people.
13:00 | Have lunch
14:00 | The cruise takes you to the pristine beach area.
On each 2-seat kayak our tour guide will lead you to paddle under a tunnel grotto to a stunning lagoon (depending on the tide sometimes). Here you can dip into the emerald waters. Swimming and snorkeling to see corals or you can also reach some secluded beaches for a while relaxing lying on sand…
16:00 | Go back to Sena Cruise
Relax on the sundeck and enjoy “Happy Hour Deal” in all bars on cruise.
19:00 | Enjoy Dinner
You may take the rest of the night with drinks on the sundeck, relax in your room, or try your luck with catching squids.
Staying overnight on cruise.
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.
Van transfer service by the highway from Halong to Noi Bai airport for flight to Danang.
Up on arrive to Danang airport, you are picked up and transfer to your hotel. O/N at hotel in Danang. O/N at hotel in Danang.
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.
2. Menu and meals:
The trip will full meals on board.
The menu on board is daily standard for all visitors. If there are personal requirements such as diet, vegetarian … please advise us when book the tour or tour guide in advance. After embarking, it is no longer changeable due to the stock limit condition.
The identifications and personal belongings should be brought.
Original passport / ID card (required for check-in).
Personal wares: Sunglasses, hats, sun scream, sport shoe, casual wears.
Free and easy at the beach.
12.00: Check out hotel and be transferred to Hoi An.
Heading out of the town, we drive south to Hoi An Ancient town which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Along the way we can stop at the My Khe Beach to visit the Marble Mountains, whose peaks represent the five elements of the universe. Standing on the top of Thuy Son, you can get a panorama view of other peaks and surroundings.
Free and easy. O/N at hotel in Hoi An.
Visit Hoi An Ancient town, there are many things to see in this delightful and tranquil town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tam Ky House, the Ong Pagoda, the vibrant market. We visit these on our morning walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town's multi-cultural past. The rest of day will be free for your own exploration of the town and catching up on some shopping areas.
O/N at hotel in Hoi An.
Free and easy.
12.00: Check out hotel and leave luggage at your hotel.
14.30: Be transferred to the airport for flight to Siem Riep.
Up on arrival to Siem Riep airport, be picked up and transferred to your hotel check in. O/N at hotel in Siem Riep.
Early wake up in the morning for a transfer to enjoy the sunrise over the Angkor Temple. Back to hotel for breakfast then you continue to discover the Angkor Wat, a temple complex built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. After breakfast at hotel you continue to explore the ruins including the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Preah Khan temple. In the afternoon you explore the fabulous Ta Prohm temple which embraced by fig and silk-cotton trees puncture the roofs of Ta Prohm’s towers. End of the day you will enjoy the sunset at the Preah Rup temple.
Tonight you enjoy dinner with Apsara Dance show at the local restaurant (optional +15$/pax – local food, non Indian food)
O/N at hotel in Siem Riep.
Breakfast at hotel, Heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Afternoon, Visit the Roluos Group. The monuments of Rolous, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. Preah Ko erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.
O/N at hotel in Siem Riep.
After breakfast at the hotel, excursion to Phnom Kulen or the "Lychee Mountain" now is declared as a National Park. It is an isolated mountain massif located in Svay Leu District approximately 48km from Siem Reap. Its highest point is 487 meters. The site includes a pagoda with a Reclining Buddha, it is known for its carvings representing fertility and its waters hold special significance to the people of Cambodia. Just a few inches under the surface of the water, over 1000 carvings of Lingas are etched into the sandstone riverbed. The waters are regarded as holy, given the sacred carvings which also include a stone representation of the Hindu god Vishnu lying on his serpent Ananta, with his wife Lakshmi at his feet. A lotus flower protrudes from Vishnu’s navel bearing the god Brahma. The river then ends with a beautiful waterfall. Picnic lunch on the mountain. You will be transferred to your hotel for relax and enjoy own program. Dinner on own account and overnight in Siem Reap
Be transferred to the airport for your departure flight. End of services here.
Hotel In Use:
|Standard||Hanoi||Halong||Danang||Hoi An||Siem Reap|
|Hanoi Zephyr hotel/Premier city view room||Sena Cruise/deluxe cabin||Hai An Beach hotel & Spa/Beach front view Oasis||Hoi An Historitic hotel/Superior room||Tara Angkor hotel/ Superior room|
A/C transportation – 4 seats 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) without beverage
Boat cruise as per the itinerary
Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time
Vietnam Evisa USD35/one person
01 domestic flight tickets Hanoi – Danang including 20kg luggage per person/one route
01 international flight ticket from Danang to Siem Riep - Cambodia Angkor air including 20kg luggage per person/one route
Package tour to Halong/Bai Tu Long 3 days 2 nights – sharing cruise, guide Government tax and service charge
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)