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17 DAYS - VIETNAM & CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHTS TOUR

This trip covers most of highlights of Vietnam together with Angkor temple complex. It starts from the Majestic temples of Angkor, busy bustling cosmopolitan city of Ho Chi Minh and down Mekong delta to explore rivers culture of southern people then slowly travel long coastline to see the World Culture Heritage of Hoi An, Cultural City of Hue to Natural World Heritage site of Halong Bay, Charming colonial city of Hanoi and finally enjoy sharing daily with local ethnic people up in Sa Pa mountainous area.

 

 

Tour Route: Siem Riep - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Da Nang- Hoi An - Hue - Halong Bay - Hanoi - Sapa - Hanoi
Starts/Ends: Siem Reap (Cambodia)/Hanoi
Tour Duration: 17 Days
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Trip Type: Landscape, Nature, Folk Arts and Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary, Moderate walking
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

Brief Itinerary:
Day 1 Siem Reap Arrival
Day 2 Siem Reap – Angkor
Day 3 Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 4 Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta – My Tho
Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City fly to Da Nang, Hoi An
Day 7 Hoi An
Day 8 Hoi An – Hue
Day 9 Hue
Day 10 Hue – Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 11 Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 12 Hanoi – Train
Day 13 Lao Cai – Sapa
Day 14 Sapa
Day 15 Sapa – Night Train to Hanoi +
Day 16 Hanoi
Day 17 Hanoi Departure
 

Day 1: SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Accommodations: Steung Siem Reap Hotel
Site visited: Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng On arrival, our Cambodian guide will meet and transfer us to your hotel. In the afternoon, we will visit the Majestic temple of Ankor Wat. Then we enjoy with sunset on the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng

Day 2: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT (B)
Accommodations: Steung Siem Reap Hotel
This morning you continue visiting sites within the Angkor Complex including Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm Temple, whose principle attraction is that it has not been rescued from the thick jungle, as the rest of the Angkor Complex has. Also included today are the Templkes of Takeo, Chau Say Tevoda, Thammanon, Banteay Kdei, Sras Srang, and Prasat Kravan. This afternoon visit some of the floating markets on Tongle Sap Lake.

Day 3 :SIEM REAP – HO CHI MINH CITY – VIETNAM (B, D)
Transfer via: Vietnam airlines
Site visited: Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng
Accommodation: Sapphire Hotel Ho Chi Minh
After breakfast transfer to the airport for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival Your Vietnamese guide will meet the group for our transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon we will take a two-hour cyclo tour of the city. A cyclo is a three wheeled rickshaw and this will be a great introduction to the people and traffic of Vietnam!!!

Angkor Siem Reap CambodiaHo Chi Minh Mausoleum Hanoi VietnamCu Chi Tunnel

Day 4 :HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS (B, L)
Accommodation: Sapphire Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Site visited: Cu Chi Tunnels, Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum
This morning, travel 75 km northwest of the city to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. At the height of its existence, the tunnel system stretched over 250 km from Ho Chi Minh City to the Cambodian Border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, special constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command centers, kitchens giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like. This afternoon’s city tour will include highlights of this city of six million people including: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, and Ben Thanh market

Day 5: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA – MY THO (B, L)
Site visited: My Tho – Mekong Delta
Accommodation: Sapphire Hotel Ho Chi Minh
Leaving busy Ho Chi Minh City we drive to My Tho, boat through the large Stream for seeing how people of lower Mekong Delta do business on the water. We then cruise through the lush green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch complete with tropical fruits. After lunch we keep on cruising along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh with stop at Bonsai Garden. Arrival at our hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner tonight is at the local restaurant near hotel (5 minute walking)

Day 6 :HO CHI MINH CITY FLY TO DA NANG, HOI AN (B)
Site visited: Marble mountains, Me Khe beach
Accommodation: Thuy Duong 3 Hotel
This morning we transfer to airport at Ho Chi Minh City in time for the flight to Danang. On arrival in Danang transfer to Hoi An a 35 km drive away. En route stop to see the Marble Mountains with its five peaks said to represent the five elements (water, wood, fire, metal and earth).

Our suggestion:
The shops are open to 9pm and if we want tailor made clothes – walk down the car free streets and investigate. Order one day, pick up the next!!

Day 7 :HOI AN (B)
Sites visited: Hoi An Ancient Quarter
Accommodation: Thuy Duong 3 Hotel
Early this morning a cool walk to the river and the morning fish markets is very interesting (optional). Return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast meet our guide for a walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Assembly Hall, the 200 year old Tan Ky House, and Japanese Bridge. The rest of the day is our own to rest or explore this lovely town. The cuisine in Hoi An is well known for specialties.

Day 8: HOI AN – HUE (B)
Accommodation: Canary Hotel Hue
Sites visited: Hai van pass, Lang Co Beach, Da Nang City. Citadel of Hue, Imperial City, and Museum of antique
Today’s coach journey north to Hue travels over the Hai Van Pass where we stop for views over Lang Co Beach and Danang City, see Me Khe beach and perhaps visit a silk workshop. On arrival in Hue we will check in hotel. This afternoon visit the Citadel and the Imperial Museum. Dinner tonight is at a charming local restaurant set in a private garden where we will sample some of Hue’s culinary specialties.

Mekong DeltaHoian Town - VietnamLang Co Beach

Day 9: HUE (B)
Accommodation: Canary Hotel Hue
Site visited: Perfume River, Emperor Minh Mang’s Tomb, Thien Mu Pagoda
Today cruise the Perfume River aboard a Dragon Boat. Being the former capital, Hue’s surrounding countryside contains several of the tombs of the former Nguyen Emporers. The ornate tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, set within a beautiful landscaped garden will be the first stop. We will stop and visit Thien Mu Pagoda; the rest of the day will be a tour to Dong Ba market. Enjoy some free time, or sit at a sidewalk restaurant near a busy intersection and watch life of the Vietnamese pass by.

Day 10 :HUE – HANOI – HALONG BAY (B, L, D)
Transfer via: Vietnam airlines
Accommodation: Bai Tho Junk Cruise
Sites visited: Halong Bay
This morning we will be transferred to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. Then from the air port we have a more than 3 hour drive from Hanoi to Halong bay. Board a private boat in time for a late lunch to soak up the atmosphere of this truly beautiful area located on the Gulf of Tonkin. This is one of four World Heritage sights in Vietnam. Time for a swim, before enjoying a seafood feast. We also have chance to explore caves and fishing villages.
Overnight is onboard the boat in air-conditioned cabins.

Day 11: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B, L)
Accommodation: Hanoi Golden Wings II Hotel
After breakfast, disembark and return to Hanoi and check into our Hotel. Tonight enjoy dinner and the Water Puppets performance.

Day 12: HANOI – TRAIN (B)
Accommodation: Soft Sleeper train with A/C
Sites visited: Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Museum of Ethnology, Van Phuc Silk village,
Today we will visit some highlights of Hanoi including: Ho Chi Minh complex, Temple of Literature and Museum of Ethnology. This afternoon’s tour is to the surrounding area of Hanoi. The village of Van Phuc has, for generations, been the place where Vietnam’s most famous silk is made. Dinner tonight is included before a transfer to Hanoi Railway Station.

Day 13 :LAO CAI – SAPA (B)
Accommodation: Bamboo Hotel Sa Pa
Sites visited: Cat Cat Village, Sa Pa town
Upon our arrive Lao Cai. After hour’s drive, enjoy breakfast at the hotel. Our bags will be stored at the hotel as our hotel rooms will not be available until about midday – early afternoon. This afternoon, we will visit the hills tribe villages Cat Cat and the waterfall. Return to Sapa.

Day 14: SA PA (B)
Accommodation: Bamboo Hotel Sa Pa
Sites visited: Lao Chai and Ta Van village
This morning we will visit the hills tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home of the Black H'mong and the Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people we can meet. Once on the valley floor we can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds us. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa.

Day 15: SAPA – TRAIN TO HANOI (B)
Accommodation: Overnight Soft Sleeper Train with A/C Today we are at our leisure to enjoy Sapa. Late afternoon we transfer to Lao Cai Station for return to Hanoi.

Day 16: HANOI (B, D)
Accommodation: Hanoi Golden Wings II Hotel
Arrive at Hanoi. Disembark the train and transfer to our hotel for breakfast (room might be not ready until 12 o’clock.). The day is yours to shop and explore the ‘Old Town of Hanoi.’

Day 17 :HANOI -DEPARTURE (B)
Transfer via: International Flight on your own arrangement
Today we are free at our leisure until we transfer to the airport for our flight home. Trip concludes

Halong Bay VietnamSapa - VietnamHoan Kiem Lake Hanoi - Vietnam

Price & Included Features

About Price:
Since this is a private tour, the price per person varies and depends on many aspects, such as your group size, the hotel ratings and your departure date. If you want to get a custom price quote for this tour, please fill out the online inquiry form and give us as much information as possible about your trip. Your online travel consultants will be at your service and help you make the most of your travel time and dollars!

 Includes:
Fluent & knowledgeable English speaking guide/s in each city (Other languages upon request). All accommodation on twin share basis: 13 nights at 3 star hotels, 2 nights on soft sleeper train, 1 night on Junk Cruise, En-suite cabin on deluxe cruise in Halong Bay, Meals indicated in the itinerary (15 breakfast, 5 lunches, and 3 dinners) All transfer & transports by private A/C coaches or cars 1 unique cultural performance – Water Puppet Show
Entrance fees to all scenic spots listed in the itinerary
Luggage transfers between airports and hotels
Government taxes and service charges except tips for tour guides and drivers
Boat trip and Junk Cruise as dedicated in the itinerary
Domestic flights: Ho Chi Minh City – Danang, Hue- Hanoi
International airfares: Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City
Domestic airport tax in Vietnam

Accommodation

Steung Siem Reap Hotel

Steung Siem Reap HotelSituated in the French Quarter of Siem Reap, the Steung Siem Reap reopened in 2005 with a new French/Khmer design. The hotel is near the Old Market area and very closed to the local restaurants and bars. The hotel is easily access to the international airport and Angkor Wat in about 15 minutes. The Steung Siem Reap Hotel is among one of the best three star hotels in Siem Reap.

Sapphire Hotel Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Sapphire Hotel Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)The Sapphire Hotel Ho Chi Minh is a great example of a traditional Vietnamese hotel thriving in the internationally-evolving city of Ho Chi Minh. It has 103 well equipped rooms and suite rooms. The hotel is closed to many of Ho Chi Minh's finest sights, including the Reunification Palace and Notre Dame Cathedral. The personalized service and competitive rates at Sapphire Hotel Ho Chi Minh will ensure your Saigon experience in style, sophistication, and comfort.

Thuy Duong 3 Hotel Hoian

Thuy Duong 3 Hotel HoianClosed to the heart of Hoian Ancient Town, Thuy Duong 3 hotel in Hoi An is the perfect accommodation haven for one an all. Whether you are a business traveler in Hoi An for some deal or a vacationer on a pleasure trip, It is the perfect hotel to fulfill all your needs.

Canary Hotel Hue

Green Hotel HueCanary Hotel Hue offers genuine Vietnamese hospitality with world class services and facilities. The Hotel has 199 spacious rooms & suites are fully furnished and equipped with facilities and amenities that conform to international standards. .Canary  Hotel Hue is an idea place for your stay in Hue.

Golden Wings II Hotel Hanoi

Star View Hotel HanoiThe Golden Wings II Hotel is located at the heart of the city of Hanoi near by the Hanoi Old quarter ad many historical sites such as: One-Pillar Pagoda, The Museum of Vietnamese Art, Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Complex, Westlake and many more other sites. The Hoan Kiem Lake is walking distance from Golden Wings II Hotel.

Aclass Opera Cruise

 Tho Deluxe JunkAclass Cruise is a fleet of traditional junks, which are small enough to be intimate but large enough to be comfortable. The Fleet has different type of Cruises including: 4 cabins, 5 cabins, 6 cabin, 7 and 8 cabins, 10 junk cabins and especially 18 cabins. Vietnamese food on board is exceptional, served by friendly local staff. Guests stay on Aclass Cruise will have an unforgettable experience on a splendid, luxurious cruise as well as enjoy the superb sceneries in Ha Long Bay.

Sapa Global Hotel

Bamboo Hotel Sapa CentrallyThe Sapa Global Hotel , Sa Pa is centrally located in Sapa Town. The interesting local market is a short walk away. The Sapa Global Hotel overlooks the Muong Hoa Valley and has impressive views of the Fansipan Mountain range. Enjoy dining at the hotel’s restaurant which offers Western and Vietnamese cuisine. Rooms are to a good international standard, and are comfortable and spacious.

Note:
The hotel subject to change due to the availabilities, in that case we will choose the equivalent accommodation

Meals

If you have any specific food requirements (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies) please inform us in advance so that we can provide notice to our restaurant, tour guide or our partners so that they san server you better. If you are a food lover, Smile Tourist can be your culinary guide and provide you the opportunity to savor tempting local food and world-famous dishes.

Meals are included as specified in the itinerary. Meal codes are: B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner.

Breakfast - Each breakfast will be served in your hotel. Breakfast selections include Vietnamese, Cambodia and Western dishes to meet every diner's taste.

Lunch - Lunches are normally arranged at the Vietnamese or Cambodian restaurants near the scenic spots. Your tour guides will order food according to your appetite. Most are Vietnamese or Cambodia dishes, and some are modified to fit westerners' tastes. At some of the meals one complimentary soft drink is served.

Dinner - Same as lunch. If you prefer to not eat Vietnamese or Cambodian food, Smile Tourist  suggests you have dinner on your own. Your local tour guide can recommend some good western restaurants in the area.