Morbidezza of Vietnam & Cambodia travel - 12 days | 11 nights

Hanoi - One Pillar Pagoda - Temple of Literature - Museum of Ethnology - Old Quarter - Halong Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong Lodge - Cai Be floating market - Ben Tre - Siem Reap - Roluos group - Preah Ko - Bakong - Lolei - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat - Siem Reap

12 days | 11 nights
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OVERVIEW

Day 1: Hanoi - arrival (D)
Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B/L)
Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D) (160 km – 3h30)
Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang by plane (B/L)
Day 5: Discovery of Hoi An ancient town (B/L)
Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue (B / L)
Day 7: Hue-Ho Chi Minh city - by plane (B/L)
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Lodge (B/ L/ D)
Day 9: Mekong Lodge - Cai Be floating market - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh Vity (B)
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap / by plane 1h30' (B)
Day 11: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat (B / L)
Day 12: Siem Reap - Departure (B)

ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi - arrival (D)
Upon arrival at the airport, our driver will transfer you to your selected hotel for check-in. Vietnam Cambodia 12 days starts. In the early evening, you have a chance to watch a water puppet performance, a distinct traditional art of Vietnam in which a split-bamboo screen puppets controlled by the hidden people perform in the water. Then you enjoy your dinner at a local restaurant. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – City tour (B/L)
Wake up in the morning, enjoy your breakfast then we start the second day of Vietnam Cambodia 12 days in Hanoi with a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside), a large memorial in Hanoi, which is the resting place of Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh, founder. The next destination of your visit today is the One Pillar Pagoda, the emperor Lý Thái Tông, first built in 1049 by erecting a pillar in the middle of a lotus pond after he had a dream vision of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara. You keep exploring Ancient Hanoi with an exploration of the Temple of Literature, the first national university in Vietnam first founded by the time of King Lý Nhân Tông. Lunch is served in a local restaurant.
A short break at noon then you continue Vietnam Cambodia 12 days by visiting the Museum of Ethnology where you have a chance to witness the documents of 54 officially recognized ethnic groups. We continue the tour with The Old Quarter. You will take 1.5 hours to wander around the narrow corner of Ancient Hanoi. It includes 36 old streets, each of which represents the type of merchandise sold in.
After enjoying the ancient atmosphere of streets as Hang Buom, Ta Hien, Dinh Le, Hang Be (famed for its typical food named Mam Tep Chung Thit) and witnessing the daily life of local here, we go on visiting Hoan Kiem Lake, meaning Lake of the Returned Sword. From here you can enjoy a very nice walk along the lake or back to the hotel. You should your camera and take a beautiful picture on The Huc red bridge to Ngoc Son Temple. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B/L/D) (160 km – 3h30)
Breakfast and then Vietnam Cambodia 12 days offers the trip to Halong Bay - the World Heritage Site listed by Unesco located in Quang Ninh Province. Once there at around 12h30, you will board on a traditional junk for a memorable cruise through the mystical Halong Bay. While peacefully sailing across the Bay, you might enjoy fresh seafood lunch.
The first stop is the most magical and beautiful cave – Sung Sot Cave means Surprised Cave or Amazing Cave, which is one of the most spectacular grottoes of Ha Long Bay. We will then stop on Titop island, where you can go for a swim, do kayaking and climb to the top of the island to admire a stunning panoramic view of the bay.
After enjoying a fresh seafood dinner on the bay, you can relax and spend the evening watching films or go for squid fishing. Stay overnight on the boat.

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang by plane (B/ L)
Wake up in the next morning at sunrise, then we join a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck if booked in advance. Enjoying an energizing breakfast then we begin a busy and interesting day with a visit to Luon Cave by small boat. The boat later passes Man Head Island and Tortoise Island. While the boat heads back the pier, it is time for you to check out the cabin and pay all your bills before leaving for the next destination. On the way back, you have a chance to join a demonstration of cutting flowers from fruits and roots. on arriving at the pier, you will check you, leave the junk and transfer to Cua Vang for lunch or you can have meal on the boat (optional).
Then our driver will transfer you to the airport of Hanoi for the flight to Danang. On arrival in Danang, you are welcomed by our guide and lead you to your selected hotel in Hoi An for check-in. The rest of the night is at your leisure. Enjoy your wonderful time of Vietnam Cambodia 12 days in Hoi An. 

Day 5: Discovery of Hoi An ancient town (B/ L)
Breakfast, then we take a walk around Hoi An ancient town and explore its treasures with such typical structures as Quan Cong Temple, the brave and loyal Chinese General; Phuc Kien Pagoda, the most well-known assembly hall in the ancient town; the Japanese Bridge, Hoi An’s signature landmark used widely as an emblem of the town; Tan Ky ancient house, the most popular of Hoi An’s old houses and Hoi An port, the World Heritage listed by Unesco as well.
Having lunch in a local restaurant, then you can spend the rest of the afternoon of Vietnam Cambodia 12 days in Hoi An relaxing and enjoying the ancient atmosphere here. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue (B/ L)
Leaving the ancient Hoi An, we head to Hue through Hai Van pass and the poetic fishing village of Lang Co. With its many palaces and pagodas, tombs and temples, rich culture and history, Hue still retains the glories of imperial Vietnam, even though many of its finest buildings were destroyed during the American War.
On arrival in Hue, after checking in at your hotel, you enjoy your lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, you continue Vietnam Cambodia 12 days  to the Imperial Citadel, City of the Nguyen Dynasty (1804-1945), as well as some of the most highly revered sites in this World Heritage area such as The Flag Tower, the South Door, the Edict Pavilion, the Supreme Harmony Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
Dinner is served on your own and overnight in Hue.

Day 7: Hue - Ho Chi Minh city - by plane (B/ L)
Breakfast then we head to Hue Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (known as Saigon). Saigon was once was the old capital of the French colony and later of the independent republic of South Vietnam from 1955–75. In 1976, Saigon was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City, name of Vietnamese communist revolutionary leader who spend his whole life dedicated to the independence of Vietnam.
On arrival, you will take a morning tour to discover a busy Saigon. The first destination is the Old Colonial Residential Quarter and the City’s old Hotel, a palace built by the French architect Paul Gardès of 1902-19081 in the center of Saigon in Indochina at the time. Our next destination is the Opera House, inspired by the architecture of the Opera Garnier in Paris, built in 1900 and Notre-Dame Cathedral, the famous central Saigon Cathedral. The last one is the Post Office, signed by Gustave Eiffel.
After having lunch in a restaurant and taking a rest, we spend the whole day of Vietnam Cambodia 12 days discovering a lacquerware factory. Dinner is served on your own and overnight in Saigon.

Day 8 : Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Lodge (B/ L/ D)
At 8:30 am, our driver will come to pick you up at your hotel in Saigon City and transfer to Cai Be (110km- 2h30’ by car). Upon arrival, our guide will greet and lead you to Mekong lodge by junk as well as instruct you to check in your private bungalows for continuing the trip. After having delicious lunch in the restaurant and a short break, at 15:00, we begin to go for a walk or ride your bicycle around the Lodge to explore the daily life of the locals and enjoy the fresh air in the peaceful villages. Especially, with Vietnam Cambodia 12 days tour, travllers can board a sampan boat to have a visit to local orchards and try some fresh and delicious fruits. At 18:00, you take a great chance to attend a Vietnamese cooking class to learn how to make some traditional food and enjoy your own dishes.
Please remember that the bar opens from 7:00 am to 12:00 am, which lies near the swimming pool. Stay overnight at the Mekong Lodge (authentic | swimming pool | nice garden).

Day 9: Mekong Lodge - Cai Be Floating Market - Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh city (B)
Breakfast in the restaurant then we start the nineth day of Vietnam Cambodia 12 days  with a cruise on our rowing boats to explore Cai Be floating and ground market. You later visit local homes making rice cake, coconut candy, caramel souffle cake and other traditional specialties to witness the production of them. You can even try some local honey tea, which is a typical tea of the northern people. Come back to the Lodge. After checking out at 11:30 am and enjoying your lunch, we return to your selected hotel in Saigon City. On arrival, you check in your hotel. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Saigon.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap (1.5 hour flight) (B)
Breakfast then our driver will welcome at your hotel in Saigon then transfer you to Tan Son Nhat Airport for the flight to Siem Reap. From the center of Siem Reap, you can make a visit to Angkor city, once the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire (802 AD - 1350 AD)
After checking in the hotel, you continue Vietnam Cambodia 12 days by exploring the temples of the Roluos which are built from the early Angkor period (802-1431), starting with a visit to Preah Ko, the first temple built in the ancient time. Then we go on visiting Preah Ko (Sacred Bull), which was named after the 3 sandstone statues facing the temple's central towers, representing Nandi, the white bull that served as the mount of Shiva. The next place is the temple mountain of Bakong, which is known as the official state one of King Indravarman I in Hariharalaya. We end of the day with a visit to Lolei, famed for its beautiful carved lintels and false doors.
We return to your hotel in Siem Reap for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 11: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat (B / D)
Breakfast then we kick off the eleventh day of Vietnam Cambodia 12 days  with an interesting trip to Angkor Thom, beginning at the South Gate entrance. You later have a chance to explore the main temple of Bayon (4-Faced Temple) to admire the last great temple built at the Angkor complex. We keep exploring Great City with visits to such famous spots as Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
After the lunch, we go on discovering the most magnificent and largest of all Angkor temples, symbolizing for the spirit of the Angkorian. Especially, you have a chance to watch the sunset on the temples and admire the fantastic views of Angkor Wat. Returning to Siem Reap for a buffet night meal, you can spend your night seeing a traditional Apsara dance and evoking classical myths.
Dinner on your own and overnight in your hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 12: Siem Reap - Departure (B)
Breakfast then the rest of the last day is at your leisure to discover the town or shop for souvenirs. Then our driver will come to pick you up then transfer to your airport for the departure flight.
End of the Vietnam Cambodia 12 days.

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PRICE & INCLUSION

Price includes

  • Transfer by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking guide
  • Accommodation in the nice hotels including breakfasts
  • Boats for cruises
  • Entrance fees for all sightseeings as mentioned on  the program
  • Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned
  • Visa letter approval for Vietnam.
  • Flights (Hanoi - Danang ; Hue - Saigon, Saigon – Siem Reap) including airport taxes and government taxes (VAT)

Price excludes

  • Other International flights and airport taxes
  • Visa fee for Vietnam, Cambodia
  • Insurance of traveler (obligatory)
  • Personal expenses and all services not clearly mentioned : Beverage, tips, etc.
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