Poetic and mythical Beauty of Vietnam & Cambodia - 9 days | 8 nights

Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - One Pillar Pagoda - Temple of Literature - Museum of Ethnology - Halong Bay - Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat - Banteay Srei - Roluos group - Preah Ko - Bakong - Lolei - Beng Melea Temple - Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap

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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 (B/L) (160 km – 3h30)
Day 5: Hanoi - Siem Reap / by plane 1h30' (B)
Day 6: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat (B / L)
Day 7: Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Roluos group - Bakong (B / L)
Day 8: Siem Reap - Beng Mealea Temple - Tonle Sap Lake (B / L / D)
Day 9: 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 9 days starts. In the early evening, you have a chance to watch a water puppet performance, a distinct traditional art of Vietnam in which 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 9 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 9 days to visit 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 9 days itinerary offers the trip to Halong Bay - the UNESCO World Heritage Site 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 of Vietnam Cambodia 9 days on the third day 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 (B/L) (160 km – 3h30)
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 the meal on the boat (optional).
Then our driver will transfer you to your selected hotel in Hanoi for the night. After check-in, you enjoy your self-service meal. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi - Siem Reap / by plane 1h30' (B)
Breakfast then our driver will welcome at your hotel in Hanoi then transfer you to the airport in Hanoi for a short 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 into the hotel, you can spend the rest of the day exploring this beautiful city. We return to your hotel in Siem Reap for the night. Dinner is on your own and overnight in Siem Reap. Enjoy the first night of Vietnam Cambodia 9 days in Siem Reap. 

Day 6: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat (B / L)
Breakfast then we kick off the sixth day of Vietnam Cambodia 9 day 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 Vietnam Cambodia 9 days  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 7: Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Roluos Group - Bakong (B / L)
Wake up early in the morning then we spend the whole seventh day of your Vietnam Cambodia 9 days tour exploring temples of the Banteay Srey, famed for its finest carvings of all the Angkor temples. On the way back to Siem Reap, if time permits, we encounter a local village to observe the process of sugar making.
We come to a local restaurant in Siem Reap for lunch. After the lunch, you keep 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 Vietnam Cambodia 9 days by 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 8: Siem Reap - Beng Melea Temple - Tonle Sap lake (B / L / D)
At 8:00 am, our driver will welcome you at your selected hotel then transfer to mysterious Beng Mealea Temple dating back 11 century via the Cambodian undiscovered areas (60 km). It is an Angkor-style temple where the vines and roots of ancient trees grow through the broken galleries. This hidden temple complex is basically made from sandstone and contains carvings of Buddhist motifs, creating the legendary beauty of the temple.
Then we come to Tonle Sap Lake for the cruise trip. Lunch is served en route. While sailing along Tonle Sap Lake, we make a stop at the Chong Phineas's floating village have a chance to talk with the locals here to get more knowledge about to their routine life as well as witness how they make a living on Tonle Sap Lake. The next stop of Vietnam Cambodia 9 days is a fish farm and a crocodile farm.
Returning to the town of Siem Reap, you will enjoy a traditional Apsara dance performance, and be amazed by the dancers in traditional customs presenting Cambodian folk stories. Then the buffet dinner is served.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 9: 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 9 days.

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PRICE & INCLUSION

Price includes

  • Entrance fees for all sightseeing as mentioned on the program
  • Lunches and dinners (L/D) mentioned
  • Visa entry letter approval for Vietnam.
  • Government taxes (VAT, etc.)
  • Internal flight tickets : Hanoi - Siem Reap.

Price excludes

  • 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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