Highlights of Cambodia Vietnam tours:
19 days Indochina tour package offers a wide-ranging adventure including top UNESCO World Heritage Sites and fascinating cultures: Top of all is amazing Halong Bay Tour around the naturally formed karsts. Witness the masterpiece of Cambodia - Angkor Wat. Followings are Charming Sapa with fabulous terraced rice fields; cultural and historical former capital of Hue; Ancient Hoian and Bustling Mekong waterlife.
Cambodia Vietnam Itinerary 19 days
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi Orientation - Lao Cai
Day 3: Lao Cai - Lung Khau Nhin market - Sapa
Day 4: Sapa - best of Vietnam tours
Day 5: Sapa - Hanoi
Day 6: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Day 7: Halong Bay- Hanoi
Day 8: Hanoi - Hue
Day 9: Hue - Danang - Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An - My Son - Hoi An
Day 11: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City - Vinh Long - Can Tho
Day 14: Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City
Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi
Day 16: Saigon - Departure.
You will be welcomed and picked by our guide of Deluxe Vietnam Tours. Overnight in Hanoi city.
Hanoi city tour includes Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam, Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh with his cottage and the museum dedicated to his memory. Continue to tour Hanoi with Chua Tran Quoc - the serene oldest Pagoda on a small island of Westlake. Then, take a cyclo ride around bustling Old Quarter - a maze of commercial streets and restaurants with a hotchpotch of architecture - traditional tube houses, religious buildings, artisans’ workshops and cottages, colonial houses and modern concrete edifices. It’s noisy and hectic, but definitely a ‘must-do’ on your Vietnam tour. Take the overnight train to Lao Cai.
Arriving in the early morning, you’ll be met by the guide of Deluxe Vietnam Tours at Lao Cai station. Then, drive to Lung Khau Nhin market of ethnic minority peoples. Discover the social markert and continue your journey to Sapa, a small mountain town perched on the mountainside opposite Mt. Fan Si Pan, the highest peak of Indochina. Spend the night in a hotel with good mountain views.
Although it’s quite a long drive, the landscape is attractive and the ethnic markets are a fascinating experience. Unlike those in the tourist areas, the markets that we choose are for not only for buying and selling, but are also meeting places for ethnic minority people to meet and exchange news. There will be plenty of colour and authentic costumes, but very little to buy as souvenirs unless you want to barter for a water buffalo or a sack of fertiliser! The trips to ethnic minority markets must be on Tuesday (Coc Ly or Ban Cam market), Thursday (Lung Khau Nhin market), Saturday (Can Cau) or Sunday (Bac Ha, Muong Hum or Muong Khuong markets).
After breakfast, you’ll hike down a scenic valley calling in at the H’mong ethnic minority villages on the way. After a streamside picnic lunch, you’ll drive to more villages belonging to the H’mong, Dzay and Red Dao ethnic minority groups. Overnight in Sapa.
A morning stroll to the town’s busy market. Free time for shopping. Afternoon, drive to Lao Cai station for the overnight train to Hanoi.
Arriving in Hanoi in the early morning, you’ll be picked up for breakfast. Leave for Halong Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape. Boarding Indochina Sails, one of the best wooden Halong bay cruises, takes you through Bai Tu Long Bay. Then, continue your cruise to the busy World Heritage area to visit the water cave for investigating one of the bay’s sea level caves and surrounding area in a small sampan. Your halong bay tour include a visit to an island beach. Weather permitting, you’ll be able to swim, fish, and climb a hill for the remarkable seascape.
Start your Halong bay tour by joining Taichi class on sundeck. After morning tea, Visit Surprising cave - one of highlights on Vietnam trip. 9:30 Enjoy delicous brunch while cruising Halong Bay through stunning scenery of many naturally shapes islands 11:00 Drive back to Hanoi.
After breakfast, transfer to the airport to take your morning flight to Hue - the imperial of the Nguyen Dynasty between 1802 and 1945. As such, it is well known for its monuments and architecture. Our guide of Deluxe Vietnam Tours will meet you in Hue and drive to hotel to check-in. Visit the Imperial Citadel, and Emperor Khai Dinh’s mausoleum. Free shopping in Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.
Today, tour Vietnam with Thien Mu pagoda, the most beautiful pagoda in Hue city. Then, visit Tu Duc Emperor's mausoleum - a wonderful park. Here, you will see how the king prepared and welcomed his after-life. Drive to Hoian through Hai Van pass for the panorama. Take a short trip to the Cham Museum famous for Cham scupture arts and handicraft villages on the foot of Marble Mountain. Overnight in Hue.
Take a walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Overnight in Hoian.
Morning free for your own activities at the hotel This afternoon, we will take a flight to Saigon. Upon arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, you are met by our guide of Deluxe Vietnam Tours and transferred downtown for check in. Rest of the day is for your own activities. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.
Your Vietnam tour to visit Central Post Office – the old office with colonial architecture, The Opera House – one of the best opera house in Vietnam, City House and Presidential Palace – the building is the Southern Vietnamese President office during the American war. China Town and Thien Hau Pagoda. Free time for shopping in Ben Thanh market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Coach trip to My Tho (2-hour drive from Saigon). My Tho is a prosperous town of 170,000 inhabitants in the Mekong Delta. It is famous for its extensive orchards and immense rice fields. Enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River to discover their water life and visit a fish farm, an orchard on an island, with lunch en route. Visit a coco candy factory where you can taste local specialties. Take a coach to visit a garden house and enjoy tea with honey and fresh tropical fruits. Continue with a visit to a snake farm and then drive Can Tho City - the largest city in Mekong Vietnam. Overnight in Can Tho.
Take a boat trip on the Mekong River to visit Cai Rang Floating Market, most famous and biggest floating market in Mekong Vietnam . Expereince the waterlife: a maze of hundred boats packed with vegetables, fruits, , foods, plants... The buyers can see from a distance a sample of what the sellers have from the top of a long pole. After lunch, drive to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Departure for the Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi Tunnels are an impressive network of tunnels with a length of over 250 km. This strategic place was used by 15,000 Viet Cong fighters during the war. A section of the tunnels has been widened to allow tourists to get a feel for what the life underground must have been like (please note that this will be hot and sweaty and also a bit claustrophobic!).. Back to Saigon. Free and leisure. Overnight in Saigon.
Free and leisure until transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap. Your guide of Deluxe Vietnam Tours Will welcome you in Siem Reap airport and check in at hotel. Free and leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap
explore The Angkor Wat, the largest and most impressive of all the temples. Then, explore the complex of the Royal city of Angkor Thom visit to the South Gate, Bayon temple mountain, built by Jayavarman VII, is situated in the centre of the city of Angkor Thom, Terrace of Leper, Elephant Terrace. In the afternoon, discover some beautiful temples built during Cambodia’s golden age such as Pre Rup, Ta som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan. If time permit, we will go to Ta Phrom, also known as the lost-in-the-jungle-temple. Overnight in Siem Reap
Visit Kbal Spean, 50 km North-east of Siem Reap. The original "River of Thousand Lingams", Kbal Spean is an intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills of the Cambodian jungle. Visit Banteay Srei temple (10th century), regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer Art. Then continue your Cambodia tours to Banteay Samre, build in the third quarter of the 12th century. It includes a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompanied by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved. End your tour at Rolous Group: Preah Ko, Lolei and Bkhong temple. Overnight in Siem Reap
Free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap
Free until transfer to airport. End of Cambodia Vietnam Tours.
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