12days Vietnam & Cambodia Explorer

Hanoi -> Halong Bay-> Hoi An-> Cooking Class -> Bana Hills -> Siem Reap - Tonle Sap lake

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Overview

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi City Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Hanoi - Fly to Hue - City Tour Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Hue - Transfer to Hoi An Breakfast
Day 7 Hoi An - Basket Boat Tour - Walking Tour Breakfast, Light Lunch
Day 8 Hoi An Cooking Class Breakfast
Day 9 Hoi An - Bana Hills - Fly to Siem Riep Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10 Angkor Tour Breakfast
Day 11 Tonle Sap Lake - Walking Tour Breakfast
Day 12 Siem Reap Departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Hanoi

Welcome to your holiday with Your Vietnam Travel

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, either Domestic or International arrival, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to exit gate and look for your guide who will be waiting at the lobby, holding the Your Vietnam Travel's signboard with your name on it.

(Early check-in is NOT included and subject to hotel’s availability)

Meals:

Day 2

Hanoi City Tour

Morning, start a sightseeing today includes explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, start a Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum or Hoa Lo Prison). End the day’s explorations, watch a traditional water puppet show. Then, free shopping at the Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Escape the city on a tranquil Overnight cruise through Halong Bay, Vietnam spectacular UNESCO world heritage site. Board a traditional wooden junk and set sail through a scenic panorama of over 2000 towering limestone cliffs draped in dense jungle foliage. Explore the hidden cover by kayak, kick back with a cocktail on board and enjoy fresh seafood delicacies.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4

Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier to transfer back to Hanoi 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

Hanoi - Fly to Hue - City Tour

Today, free at leisure until transfer to airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival you will be welcomed by our tour guide and transfer directly to hotel to leave your luggage. Then, start a city tour Hue, you will board on the boat for a cruise on the romantic Perfume River heading out for the countryside; stop to visit the charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda). Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the symbol of Hue, and of Buddhism in Vietnam. From here you will rejoin your car and visit King Minh Mang’s Tomb OR King Tu Duc’s Tomb. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before continuing to visit Hue Citadel at afternoon and Dong Ba Market

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Hue - Transfer to Hoi An

Morning, transfer to Hoi An via Hai Van Pass with a stop at the Marble Mountains en route which is fascinating maze of cave and temples, hidden with five sacred marble rocks. Arrival Hoi An, check in hotel and Overnight in Hoi An. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Hoi An - Basket Boat Tour - Walking Tour

After breakfast at hotel, 9.00 cycling to Cam Thanh fishing Village, where you are able to learn something about local fishing industry and its locally cultural life. You will take a rest at a local home with a cup of tea offered by a local host. Our guide will give you a brief about basket boat adventure. You will be told about the safety instruction how to get balanced on the round basket boat, how to paddle in it a proper way. Of course, life jacket will be provided to you and our local people will help you how to navigate it. We will you be confident until you can row it by yourself. Your tour is ended after a light snack at a local family while enjoying a great round basket performance on the river which is awesome that you can see only one time in your lifetime. Afternoon, take a walking tour of charming Hoi An to explore the city by yourself by visit a lovely old-style house, the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese temple, Tailor shops and the market. Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Light Lunch

Day 8

Hoi An Cooking Class

Hoian is very famous about local foods. Today, you will join in a class to learn how to cook some special dishes of Hoian. Make your own way follow the map given to Hai Café – our meeting point. Be welcomed by Red Bridge cooking class staff before start our interesting day.

Travel by minivan (10 minutes) to Tra Que Organic Village, and walk through the market gardens where local farmers work their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago – no electrical machinery here. We pick fresh saw-tooth coriander and Vietnamese mint for our cooking lesson later, before trying a special herbal drink at a local home.

To the local village market and with shopping list in hand we purchase a range of local ingredients, including star anise, cardamom, sesame rice paper, water spinach and banana flower.

Arriving at Red Bridge Cooking School we have a chance to freshen up before beginning our class. Working together with our Red Bridge Chef we learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food from scratch. Using the freshest ingredients and traditional Vietnamese utensils (still in use today) we cook 4 famous dishes, including the national dish ‘Pho’.

After the class we sit down and a chance to savour the dishes we have prepared.

Leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River back to central Hoi An.

Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our 20 metre swimming pool.

Overnight in Hoian.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Hoi An - Bana Hills - Fly to Siem Riep

After breakfast, check out hotel, our driver will pick you up at hotel lobby & transfer to Da Nang. Uppon arrival, transfer to Ba Na cable car station. Sitting in the cable car cabin, midair, looking upon the endless tree line of the forests, guests will be able to enjoy breathtaking views of the lush jungle and waterfalls along the way. Upon arriving, visit the Golden Bridge, then visit the French village on top of the mountain, Take a walking tour to visit Linh Ung Pagoda, where you can find the Big Buddha statue. Continue to visit Le Jardin Garden, The Old Villas of French, the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nginh Phong top and free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, Dinosaur park… End of the day take cable car back to station, then transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, meet our driver and transfer to hotel for check in. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 10

Angkor Tour

Beat the crowd early morning by 7 am; visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins.  The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. 

Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom & Bayon. Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another one, until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit the surroundings of the complex including the Baphuon, Elephant Terrace, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area. 

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 11

Tonle Sap Lake - Walking Tour

Morning transfer out of the Siem Reap town to a beautiful village in the countryside, you will start to walk through the village houses, witnessing very nice and different activities from the locals for their daily life. Just as some examples: how the locals wash vehicles, selling gasoline in whiskey bottles or the small shops where the locals sell food on the side of small streets. 

Enjoy a view of this wonderful area and interact with very kindly people in the village. Leisurely walk through the rice paddies and see how this family doing daily work such as making rice wine, handicraft works meanwhile a member of the family will offer you a fresh coconut and some homemade rice wine to taste. 

Hop in your van for driving onward to the next destination, a floating community, arrive at the quay for embarking on a motorized boat to visit floating houses village offering an incredible natural phenomenon of making their lives from the lake in a respectful and meaningful way. This is a great chance to witness one of Cambodia and the world’s most amazing natural wonders. Drive back to Siem Reap. (Note***floating community is recommended from September to February)

At your choice, Kayaking is available on request on Tonle Sap Lake at additional cost.

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 12

Siem Reap Departure

Breakfast at hotel, meet the driver and transfer to airport (without guide) for your departure flight

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

All transfer and quality air-conditioned vehicles

Accommodation at 3, 4, 5 star Hotel/ Cruise selected including daily breakfast with Double/twin room 

Tours with local English Speaking Guide/ Other language is available at your request 

Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B ; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D)

Airport transfer at destination

Cooking demonstration

Cycling, Kayaking

Sunset party/ welcome drink

Boat trip in Mekong delta

Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated

Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)

Exclusions

Domestic & International airfare 

Visa Letter & Stamping Fee

Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program

Travel insurance

Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)

Tipping/ Gratuities

Single Supplement

Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Halong Bay

Swan Cruise

Aclass Stella Cruise

Athena Cruise

Hoi An

Zen Boutique Hotel

Vinh Hung Riverside Resort

Palm Garden Resort

Hue

Rosaleen Hotel

EMM Hotel Hue

La Residence Hue

Siem Reap

Sokha Roth Hotel

Tara Angkor Hotel

Sokha Angkor Resort

Hanoi

Gondola Hotel

Hanoi Pearl Hotel

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