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16 Days Vietnam and Cambodia Heritage Exploring Tour

INT-VC-CT16 16 Days Vietnam and Cambodia Heritage Exploring Tour

The beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia is something that you need to take time to explore and appreciate. This 16 days Vietnam and Cambodia tour will be a great journey to take you to get deep to the spectacular scenery and splendid culture of the two countries.

Take a cyclo tour to travel through the famous Old Quarter to view the most elegant French colonial architectures in Hanoi; then move to Halong Bay, go fishing and swimming in jade green water and feel the natural beauty of the Bay; then transfer to Hoian to discover the quaint streets, ancient shrines and hospitable ambiance, as well as the gorgeous beaches just out of the town; then head to Hue to take a visit to the Hue Citadel; move to Saigon, to witness the busy city life in Saigon and enjoy a full day unique Mekong River Cruise. Then Fly to Siem Reap, take three days to explore the splendid temples in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

TOUR CODEINT-VC-CT16

PLACES VISITED Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hoian - Hue - Saigon - Siem Reap

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Travel to Hanoi and experience a fusion of French and Vietnamese.
  • Enjoy Halong Bay and it's many limestone islands on this private full-day tour.
  • Stroll through atmospheric streets in Hoi An Ancient Town and relax yourself totally.
  • Walk along the stilted houses of a floating village at Tonle Sap.

At a Glance

Hanoi(2 nights)

Sapa(2 nights)

Halong Cruise(1 night)

Hoian(3 nights)

Hue(1 nights)

Ho Chi Minh City(2 nights)

Siem Reap(4 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

16 Days Vietnam and Cambodia Heritage Highlights Tour

Day 1 Arrive in Hanoi

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request.
Meals: dinner

Welcome to Vietnam. Upon your arrival, your local tour guide will welcome you at the airport then escort you to hotel with private car. Check in hotel and relax.
A welcome dinner with traditional Vietnamese music will give you a first taste of Vietnamese cuisine and their culture.

Day 2 Full Day Hanoi City Tour, train to Sapa

Transfer: Overnight Train Soft Berth
Meals: Breakfast

Hanoi, capital of Vietnam, oriental style old buildings, luxuriant trees along street, local market, motor-bikes, etc, A city tour in Hanoi will give you the first impression of oriental.
In the city tour, you will visit the Hochiminh Mausoleum and his former, the One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology or Vietnam History Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake and a Cyclo tour to the old quarter of Hanoi.
Finish your day off at the Thang Long Opera Theatre for a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
In the evening, board the overnight train to Lao Cai to discover the mountain tribes in northern Vietnam. Overnight on the train.

Day 3 Arrive in Lao Cai, Sapa

Meals: Breakfast

Arrive in Lao Cai railway station in early morning around 6:30 am. You guide will pick you up from the train and then escort you to your hotel in the highland town Sapa. Enjoy breakfast in hotel and have a short rest.
In the afternoon, enjoy a relaxing walking tour through the beautiful rice terrace fields, visit the Ta Van Village and Red Dao Village to discover the local ethnic tribe Back H’mong and Giang Ta Chai.
Overnight in Sapa.

Day 4 Sapa - Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast

Leave Sapa in the morning and drive to Bac Ha Market (approximately 2.5 hours drive). Be impressed by the colorful costume of the local Flower H’mong people, and experience the local market and discover the local life of the ethnic people.
In the afternoon, visit the Trung Do village to enjoy a water buffalo cart ride through the beautiful rice fields and the village to the riverside, then take a boat ride along the Chay River for about 30 minutes.
Tonight, you will board the overnight train for heading back to Hanoi. Overnight on train.

Day 5 Full Day Halong Bay Cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Arrive in Hanoi in early morning, a visit to the morning flower market where you will find how the Vietnamese like flowers.
After a light breakfast, we will drive to Halong City for the Halong Bay Cruise. Upon arrival, you will board the cruise ship for a relaxing Halong Bay Cruise through the stunning Halong Bay. You could be absolute relax by lying down on the sun deck to enjoy the beautiful scenery and sun shine. A shore excursion will bring you to discover a beautiful cave, visit a local fishing village with opportunity to interact with local people.
When the sun become a drop of burning gold that slid nearer the sea horizon, enjoy your dinner while enjoying a charming sun set.

Sample itinerary of 3 days Paradise Halong Bay Cruise

Your heavenly journey across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder.
As the vessel sets sails, you will be greeted by Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for a pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard our luxury facilities in the stunning surroundings. 
Discover some of the treasures disseminated across the Bay of the Descending Dragon during the afternoon: fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water. 
While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of our Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you will attend our chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.
Defined to be one of the highlights of your Paradise stay, a highly refined, innovative and varied cuisine will be presented for Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world. 

Day 6 Haft Day Halong Bay Cruise, Flight to Hoian

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Greeting by the morning sun rise from the sea horizon, you can join a Thai Chi lesson for some morning exercise before breakfast. Visit a limestone grotto in the morning and disembark around 11:00 am then transfer to airport for onward flight to Danang.
Upon arriving Danang, you will be pick up and transfer to hotel in Hoian (about 30 minutes drive). Check in hotel and overnight in Hoian.
Sample itinerary of 2 days Paradise Halong Bay Cruise

SECOND DAY
Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day enjoying some Paradise delights with a colourful buffet breakfast. Continue exploring Halong Bay sailing across its 2000 islets and visiting some of its major highlights. Your Paradise Cruise will come to an end on Tuan Chau Island between 10.30am and 11.00am.

Day 7 Full Day My Son Heritage & Hoian Ancient Town

Meals: Breakfast

Visit the My SON Holy Land in the morning to discover the ruined temple which was built in the 4th century. When drive back to Hoian, visit the historical Hoian Ancient Town includes the colorful local market, the Tan Ky Old House, Fukien Assembly Hall and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. You can also visit the local residents raising silkworms and producing silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry.
In the evening, the local people will hang up the red lanterns, it will give you the feeling of traveling back to ancient time.

Day 8 Hoian--Relax on the Beach

Meals: Breakfast

Hoian is also famous for its beautiful sandy beach. Today you will relax to just enjoy sun shine and the beach.
If you want some fun activities today, we highly recommend you to join a fishing tour to experience being a local fishman, or go diving in Cham Island.

Day 9 Hoi An/Hue

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

This Morning, you'll go on to see the museum of ethnology to learn about the different ethnicities in Vietnam.

Next, you'll Enjoy some relaxing time in the morning until transfer to Hue in the afternoon. Hue, the ancient capital of Vietnam, it is well known for its historic monuments which have earned it a place in UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. In the evening, enjoy a royal dinner in a royal residence with a descendant of the imperial family, it is a unique experience for you to experience the imperial life in ancient time. Overnight in Hue.

Day 10 Hue/Danang/Saigon

Flights: Internal flight arranged by Indochina tour
Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a half-day city tour to visit Hue Citadel - Vietnam’s former imperial capital and recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage site. With an area of 500ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel) and Khai Dinh Tomb, Hue Citadel is the result of the interminglement of many architectural trends: European and Asian, as well as ancient and modern. After that, visit Tu Duc Tomb and Dong Ba market for shopping In the afternoon, transfer to Danang airport for onward flight to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.

Day 11 Full Day My Tho (Bentre)—Discover Mekong Delta

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a full day tour from Saigon to My Tho to discover the Mekong River Delta, which is famed as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam. You will take a private boat tour through the water coconut forest to center of Mekong Delta, enjoy a biking tour (about 1 hour) to discover the villages and a sampan trip through the narrow canals.Transfer back to Saigon in the afternoon.

Enjoy a welcome dinner on the cruise ship sails along the Saigon river where you will enjoy the beautiful night scenery of Saigon.

Day 12 Saigon - Siem Reap

Flight: International flight arranged by Indochina tour
Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels to see the complicate tunnel system the Vietnamese built in the war time. In the afternoon, drive back to the city and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Pot Office, the Chinatown of the city with the Emperor Jade Pagoda (Phuoc Hai)

Fly to Siem Reap and check in hotel . Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 13 Siem Reap - Angkor Thom

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, the cool weather and less traffic is perfect for you to travel in a Tuk Tuk to visit the ancient city Angkor Thom which was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. The tour in Angkor Thom will starts from the South Gate and walk along the ancient city wall to see the lost temple of Prasat Chroung, then continue to the Bayon Temple where you will be surrounded by 216 gigantic stone faces which fame as “smile of Angkor”. You will also visit the Terrace of the Elephants, the Royal Palace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
When weather gets hot, your driver will pick you up and you can enjoy air-condition and cold drinks inside your private car while transferring you to Temple of Ta Prohm which is wildly known as “lost to the jungle temple”.
Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 14 Siem Reap - Angkor Wat

Meals: Breakfast

This morning , take a pleasant 1.5 hour drive through the Cambodian countryside to reach the sprawling jungle temple of Beng Mealea. Constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style by King Suyavarman II in the early 12th century, Beng Mealea preceded and may have served as a prototype for Angkor Wat. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. Accessibility has improved as elevated walkways have been set up throughout most of the temple, although to see all corners does require a sense of adventure as you will need to climb over stone blocks or walk through narrow passageways.

In the afternoon, discover the world’s wonder site—Angkor Wat, the magnificent temple was built in 12th century and it is the largest first Hindu, Buddhist temle complex and the largest religious monument in the world. On your way back to Siem Reap, enjoy the sunset from the top of the pyramid-shaped temple of Pre Rup.

Day 15 Siem Reap - Tonlesap Lake excursion

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, visit a half day excursion to the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake—Tonle Sap Lake. You will firstly enjoy a fun ox cart ride through the countryside, continue to have a boat trip to enjoy the beautiful lake view and mangrove forest on the lake, then spend rest of the morning at the largest village on the lake which is called Kompong Phluk, to discover the fascinating daily lives of the local people who leave on the water.

Rest of the day is at leisure for you to relax.

Day 16 Departure from Siem Reap

Flights: International Fligfht to be clients own arrangement
Meals: Breakfast

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for homeward flight or onward flight to your next Indochina tour destination.

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16 Days Vietnam and Cambodia Heritage Exploring Tour

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Tour Code:INT-VC-CT16

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