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CVT204

Scenic Vietnam & Fab Angkor Wat

16 Days/ 15 Nights

From: US$ pp

Brief Description

The below itinerary is just our suggested travel idea for you to consider while planning your Vietnam trip. If you wish to make any adjustments, or changes to it, please do not hesitate to contact us and have it tailor made to suit your expectation.

  • Day 1: Arrival In Hanoi

  • Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

  • Day 3: Hanoi - Sapa

  • Day 4: Sapa - Hanoi

  • Day 5: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay

  • Day 6: Halong Bay - Fly to Danang

  • Day 7: Hoi An Walking Tour

  • Day 8: Hoi An Leisure Day

  • Day 9: Hoi An - Hue

  • Day 10: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

  • Day 11: Tour Of Saigon & Cu Chi Tunnels

  • Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

  • Day 13: Mekong Delta - Siem Reap

  • Day 14: Siem Reap (Roluos Group & Angkor Thom)

  • Day 15: Siem Reap (Ta Prohm & Angkor Wat)

  • Day 16: Departure From Siem Reap

Detailed Itinerary

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CVT204

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI

Included meals: No

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

 

Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you are welcomed and greeted by Custom Vietnam Travel tour guide and driver. They will take you to the city center for checking in your hotel. The remainder of the day is yours to relax or strolling around the Old Quarter on your own discovery.

DAY 2: CITY TOUR OF HANOI

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

 

This day tour to learn about the capital city of VIetnam occupies your whole day with featured sites, including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house-on-stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature - Vietnam’s first university for the morning. Your lunch today is served at a restaurant in town with local tastes. In the afternoon, the tour continues with a visit to one of the following museums (you can pick the one you like): the Ethnology Museum, Army Museum, National Fine Arts Museum, Hanoi Hilton prison or Vietnam Women Museum). Followed by a short walk or a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter. End the day tour with a traditional Water Puppet show.

DAY 3: HANOI - SAPA

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

This morning, you will depart Hanoi in the early morning (about 7.30AM). Traveling to Sapa is on the HW Noi Bai – Lao Cai. This is the longest highway in Vietnam. The scenic drive from the Red River Delta, through the midland to Lao Cai province, will be a good start for your forthcoming destination. Arriving in Sapa by noon. Have lunch at a restaurant in town and check in to the hotel for a short rest and refresh. The rest of the afternoon is spent on a short trek to Taphin Valley of the Black H’mong and the Red Yao minorities. The trek is just 3.5 km through the rice terraced fields but it will offer you a beautiful view. At the end of the trek, get picked up and transferred to the town for hotel check-in. Evening is yours.

(The alternative accommodation can be at a local homestay at the end of your trek.)

DAY 4: SAPA - HANOI

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

This morning, after your breakfast, we will embark on a soft trek to visit Muong Hoa Valley. The trek offers you a great scenery over the large valley which is decorated by amazing rice terraces and dotted by many villages of the Black H'mong ethnic group. Along the trek, the tour guide will help you learning about the daily life of the locals while admire the beauty of the landscape. Back to Sapa for lunch before your long drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi in the early evening.

DAY 5: HANOI - HALONG BAY

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch/ Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on boat

Halong Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, the bay is a "must-see" place for any visitor to Vietnam, especially an overnight trip on a traditional wooden junk.

In the morning: After breakfast at your hotel, check out and set off for a morning drive to Halong Bay Pier.

In the afternoon:​ 12:15 - Board your boat and start the cruising itinerary with lunch and dinner aboard. Some interesting activities are available include kayaking, swimming, sunbathing on the sun deck. Overnight at a en-suite cabin on boat.

DAY 6: HALONG BAY - FLY TO DANANG FOR HOI AN

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

In the morning: Wake up early in the morning for sunrise and a view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Join a taichi class (availability depends on the certain boat you take) Further scenic cruise to other parts of the bay with a limestone cave visit. An early lunch is served on the way back to the pier. Disembarkation by noon time.

In the afternoon: Take the return drive toward Hanoi and to the airport for catching an early evening flight to Danang for Hoi An ancient city in the center of Vietnam. Get picked up by the regional tour guide and driver. Transfer to Hoi An, check into your hotel and stay overnight.

DAY 7: HOI AN WALKING TOUR

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Nestled a couple of kilometers inland on Thu Bon river, Hoi An is typified by the 16th century Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese architecture. The morning walking tour offers you a chance to see how beautiful the Old Quarter of Hoi An is. The sites include the Japanese Covered Bridge; Phuoc Kien Assembly; Tan Ky ancient house; Hoi An Culture and History Museum and Quan Cong temple. The afternoon is free on your own to chill out at a riverside café or enjoy shopping with tailor-made clothing, shoes and lanterns.

DAY 8: HOI AN AT LEISURE

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

As usual your breakfast is served at the hotel. Today is yours. You may just relax and enjoy the hotel's facilities or have some swimming and sunbathing on the beach or joining a cooking class at a nice restaurant nearby. Hoi An is also a lovely shopping place with tailor-made stuffs such as clothing, shoes and so on...

DAY 9: HOI AN - HUE

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

After your breakfast, check out of your hotel and make your way to the last capital of Vietnam, Hue City. On the way to Hue, you will call at The Museum of Cham Sculpture in Danang where you will learn about the amazing works left behind by the Cham people centuries ago. Another stop is on Hai Van Pass with beautiful scenery of Danang city and Lang Co beach. Upon arrival in Hue, go for lunch at a restaurant. The afternoon tour to the Forbidden City in the ancient citadel offers you informative stories about the Nguyen, Vietnam’s last feudal dynasty and some important national events that took place in Hue during the Vietnam War. Followed by a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda, overlooking the Perfume River. End the day with a relaxing dragon boat ride down the Perfume River to the City Center. After the tour, check in your hotel and stay for the night.

DAY 10: HUE - HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON)

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Start the day with a visit to the city’s vibrant Dong Ba Market to see its abundance of fresh produce. After exploring the market take a cyclo through the ‘Old City’ to Tinh Tam Lake where the Emperors used to relax. The lake is full of lotus flowers in summer and is surrounded by local style coffee shops, a favorite local spot to pass the time. Continue with a visit to the former emperor Minh Mang’s tomb, located in a tranquil setting of gardens and ponds. After the morning tour, your guide will help you to buy some light food (if needed) before your early afternoon flight (13:05 flight) to Ho Chi Minh City. After 90-minute flight, you will land on Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). At the exit, you will be welcomed and greeted by another tour guide and driver who will take care of your trip in Southern Vietnam. Transfer to the downtown and check in your hotel and rest for the remainder of the day.

DAY 11: TOUR OF SAIGON & CU CHI TUNNELS

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

After your breakfast in the hotel, start the day by visiting War Remnants Museum and the former Presidential Palace. Thence walk to the major sights of colonial Ho Chi Minh City: Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office. After lunch, the car will take you out of the bustling city for Cu Chi District, locates approximately 70 km northwest of Saigon. This is a beautiful green land with fruit gardens, rice paddies and plantations. Cu Chi Tunnels are like a spider web in the soil of Cu Chi District. It consists of more than 200km of narrow underground tunnels that connecting half or total covered hideouts, shelters, fighting bunkers, hospital, school, living rooms and so on… All was built and used by Viet Cong for resistance against their enemy during the French and American war. Thence we will drive back to the city in the late afternoon.

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho City

At 8.00 AM, pick-up from your hotel and depart for Ben Tre, a nice province of Mekong Delta. Arrive at the Phong Nam brick kiln, where bricks are still painstakingly made by hand. Get on boat and you will cruise along the Chet Say River (a branch of the Mekong) and stop off at various local workplaces to give you a picture of how the local economy works, including coconut activated charcoal factory where coconut shell is put into high heat kiln to produce coconut charcoal; a coconut processing workshop, where you can sample fresh coconut and see how every single part of this versatile nut is turned into food and other products. Then the boat will cruise through the small canal, discover the local life. You will then stop at a quiet village where you can have a short walk to experience real Delta village life. Pay a visit to a mat weaving house and learn how straw mats are woven using a hand loom – you can even have a go at weaving yourself. After that, you will board your xe loi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) into another village where you can see farms, rice fields and vegetable gardens. A delicious and filling lunch will be served at a family-run restaurant, featuring such local specialties as elephant-ear fish, river shrimp and washed down with some cold drinks or beers. In the afternoon, you will board a sampan for a relaxing ride along narrow canals, then take your motorized boat back to the pier. Continue on your day to Can Tho City on your private vehicle. Arrive in Can Tho, check into the hotel and relax for the night.

DAY 13: MEKONG DELTA - SIEM REAP (CAMBODIA)

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

The watery world of the Mekong Delta is home to many bustling floating markets. This day, you take a boat trip and exploring the vibrant floating market of Cai Rang. Visiting the market, you will be impressed by the trading way as it is unique: each boat usually sells one particular item, whether it be pumpkins, pineapples, sugar canes… After an impressive boat trip, disembark at Ninh Kieu quay then visit an ancient house in Binh Thuy 10 km from Can Tho city. Lunch at local restaurant on the way back to HCMC. The afternoon drive continue on to Tan Son Nhat airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Get picked up on arrival and transferred to the hotel for check-in.

DAY 14: SIEM REAP (ROLUOS GROUP & ANGKOR THOM)

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Head into the actual Angkor complex today with a visit to the Roluos Group. Roluos is the site of an ancient center of Khmer civilization known as Hariharalaya, built by the Angkorian kings in the 8th and 9th century. Roluos consists of three main temples: Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko. In addition to the temples, enjoy a trip through the surrounding countryside (paddy fields and sugar palm trees) aboard an ox-cart ride, a fun way to get in touch with rural Cambodia and its friendly people. The final destination is Roluos Pagoda, where Buddhist monks will perform a private blessing ceremony, wishing health and safe journeys – a memorable experience! In the afternoon visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate before heading onward to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. This 12th-century masterpiece is known for its 54 faced-carved towers, Terrace of the Elephants, and Terrace of the Leper King.

DAY 15: SIEM REAP (TA PROHM & ANGKOR WAT)

Included meals: Breakfast/ Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

As usual, breakfast at the hotel. Begin the day with a tour of some different Angkor temples, exploring the Small Circuit via local ‘remork’ (similar to the Thai tuk tuk). The most illustrious of these temples is the 12th-century Ta Prohm. Ta Prohm is unique in the fact that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. It is by far one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. The visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. Lunch and rest at a different restaurant in town around noon. In the afternoon, set out to visit the legendary Angkor Wat. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, Angkor Wat was constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing Mount Meru, the home of the gods. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings, bas-reliefs, and over 2,000 Aspara dancers. Construction of this national icon (found on the Cambodian flag) is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor to complete. As this is the last evening in Cambodia for you, a Khmer farewell dinner accompanied by traditional Apsara dance will be an experience to remember.

DAY 16: DEPARTURE FROM SIEM REAP

Included meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Not Available

Enjoy the day at leisure. Depending on the departing flight time, you may have time to do some last shopping yourselves. Transport will be provided to the airport for the individual onward flight. End of service.

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