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Day 1: SIEM RIEP ARRIVAL
Siem Reap, one of the most exciting Indochina Tour, the home of the Temples of Angkor. Upon your arrival, our private indochina tour guide and driver will welcome and transfer to your hotel for check in. Free at leisure and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: SIEM RIEP- ANGKOR THOM- ANGKOR WAT(B,L) Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tour. In the morning: After breakfast, transfer to visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leper King and Pimean Akas.
In the afternoon: Transfer to visit the famous temple of Cambodia, Angkor Wat then continue to visit the Bakheng Hill temple with Sun Set included from the top of this hill, back hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: SIEM RIEP – PETIT CIRCUIT- GRAND CIRCUIT(B,L)
In the morning, visit group of Petit Circuit, Thommanon, Chau Say Teveda, Ta Keo, Ta Promh, Banteay Kdei and Sras Sarng. Lunch at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit group of Grand Circuit, Preah Khan, Neak Pean, Ta Som, East Meborn & Pre Rup. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 4: SIEM RIEP – HA NOI(B)
Free day at leisure until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ha Noi. Upon arrival, our private tour guide and driver will welcome your Indochina tour to Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 5: HA NOI – TRAIN TO SAPA(B,L)
Hanoi without a doubt is an exotic city for your Indochina Tour. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show. In the evening board the overnight train to Lao Cai near the Chinese border.
Day 6: LAO CAI- SAPA- TOPAS ECOLODGE(B,L,D)
Arrive in the early morning in the border town of Lao Cai where it's a short transfer to Sapa. In the terraced hills and mountains of this area, the monotony of the expansive green landscape is enlivened by the colours of its hill tribe population. It is here you will find hands stained with colour from fabric dyes and shades of blue, red and green intricately embroidered and stitched into jackets, waistcoats, pants, skirts, caps, purses and leggings.
After breakfast, we will do one of the most beautiful sapa tours by driving to visit Lao Chai and Ta Van village of the Black H'mong and the Day people where you can enjoy fresh air, amazing scenery of the imposing mountain range, trek down world's most beautiful terraced rice fields, visit some local family on the way and learn unique culture and life of these ethnic groups. Continue to Topas Ecolodge. Have breakfast upon arrival at Topas Ecolodge. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner and overnight at Topas Ecolodge.
Day 7: TOPAS ECOLODGE – SAPA TREKKING TOUR(B,L)
After breakfast, pick up by our private guide and driver and continue our visit to Ban Ho village of the Tay people who live on the unique house on stilts. It is here, we have coffee break while enjoy beautiful view before trekking to explore Nam Toong, a remote village of the Red Dao ethnic group, learn about their habits and custom... before taking private car back to Sapa, free at leisure and Overnight in Sapa at Voctoria Hotel & Spa.
The market in the Northern Vietnam are always the colorful meeting places for the hill tribes, spotlight for any Sapa Tours and of course, your unique Vietnam Tours experience. Minority people come down from the mountains to sell their products, or just for catching up on the latest news, gossip, drinking away troubles or seeking for lover. In the morning, drive to visit one of the areas weekly markets;
Can Cau Market - Saturdays
Bac Ha Market or Muong Hum Market or Muong Khuong Market - Sundays
Cao Son Market - Wednesdays
Lung Khau Nhin Market - Thursdays
Coc Ly Market - Tuesdays
In the late afternoon, your Sapa tour guide and driver transfer you back to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. We hope that you have enjoyed your Sapa Tours with us. We say goodbye with sincere thanks and looking forward to welcoming you again for your coming Vietnam Tours and Sapa Tours. Overnight on the train.
Day 9: HA NOI – HA LONG BAY(B,L,D)
Halong Cruise must be one of the most beautiful Indochina Tours for any visitors to Vietnam. Pick up from the train station, this morning, we have already arranged a room in a mini hotel for you to have shower and breakfast before driving to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood.
Overnight on board.
Day 10: HA LONG BAY – HA NOI – HUE(B,L)
People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature and it is said that your Indochina tour will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise.
This morning, let get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All makes your Indochina Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Hue. Pick up and transfer to you hotel, evening free at leisure in Hue. Overnight in Hue
Day 11: HUE CITY TOUR(B,L)
Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam tour. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hue
Day 12: HUE – HOI AN(B,L)
After breakfast, we drive to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful destination and choice for all kinds of Vietnam Tour. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 13: HOI AN COOKING CLASS(B,L)
We start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café
(98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 863210) – our meeting point.
Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what we have cooked.
Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our new 20 metre swimming pool.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 14: HOI AN (B)
Hoi An Ancient Town - highlight of any tour to Vietnam that no Vietnam Tours maker would skip, is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.
Day free to cycle through rice paddies in the countryside of Hoi An ancient town, shop for souvenirs among the antique shops and art galleries, or just sit at sidewalk cafes and soak up the atmosphere of this quaint town. Or relax on the white sandy beach of the famous China Beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 15: HOI AN – DA NANG- HO CHI MINH(B)
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat airport, welcome by our private Vietnam tour guide and driver and transfer to you hotel for check in. Ho Chi Minh, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful Vietnam Tour and cities to visit in Vietnam. Pick up nad transfer to your hotel. Free at leisure and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 16: HO CHI MINH- CU CHI TUNNELS- CAN THO(B,L)
Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en route to visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive to Can Tho city. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 17: CAN THO – CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET- PHU QUOC ISLAND(B)
In the morning, we make the boat trip to see the Cai Rang floating marke, truly highlights of any Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Around noon, transfer to Can Tho airport for the short flight to Phu Quoc. Met on arrival and transfer to your resort. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 18 & 20: PHU QUOC ISLAND(B) Phu Quoc - One of Vietnam’s star attractions, mountainous and forested Phu Quoc is a splendid tropical getaway set with soft secluded beaches, the water a thousand different shades of turquoise. Stunning sunsets, thunderclouds heaped on the horizon. Palm trees protruding perpendicular over the gentle waves. That's Phu Quoc island and paradise for Vietnam beach lovers and great place to end your amazing Indochina tours. Days free at leisure. Overnight in Phu Quoc.
Day 21: PHU QUOC – HO CHI MINH(B)
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina holidays until we transfer you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh and connect with your international flight home with the sincere thanks for traveling with Smile Tourist. We hope that you have enjoyed your Indochina tours with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Indochina tours, goodbye and see you again!!!