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10days -> Hanoi -> Halong Bay-> Hoi An -> Siem Reap - Tonle Sap lake

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Overview

Highlights

  • Hanoi & Halong Bay: Take around Hanoi city and enjoy Water Puppet Show - which only belongs to the wet-rice culture of Vietnam. Cruising on Halong bay - the UNESCO World Heritage Site in Vietnam
  • Hoi An: Explore Hoi An ancient town: Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tan Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. Get a chance to learn about processes of making lantern and make lantern by yourself. Experience Hoi An rural tour and learn how to cook some dishes with local people in Hoi An
  • Da Nang: Experience the modern Cable Car system when visiting Ba Na Hills. Take stunning photos at the famous Golden Bridge
  • Angkor wat: Discover Angkor Wat complex, stopping to appreciate the incredible architecture from ancient time

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi City Tour City Tour, water puppet show, museum Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise kayaking, visiting the cave, Swimming Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi Swimming Breakfast, Lunch
Day 5 Hoi An - Basket Boat Tour - Walking Tour Cycling tour, Basket Boat Tour, Walking Hoi An Ancient Town Breakfast, Light Lunch
Day 6 Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary Breakfast
Day 7 Hoi An - Bana Hills - Fly to Siem Riep Take a Cable Car to Bana Hill, enjoy the stunning Golden Hand Bridge Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8 Banteay Srei & Beng Mealea Temples Banteay Srei & Beng Mealea Temples Breakfast, lunch
Day 9 Angkor Wat Sunrise & Angkor Temples Angkor Wat Sunrise & Angkor Temples Breakfast, lunch
Day 10 Tonle Sap Lake - 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 - Fly to Da Nang

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 for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, transfer to Hoi An for check in. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5

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 6

Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary, situated around 50km away from Hoi An, is another Cultural Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1999 with 32 epitaphs and 71 monuments. The unique Hindu sanctuary is the perfectly ideal destination for those who want to learn everything about the Champa Ancient Kingdom including the history, culture, and architecture.

This morning (afternoon), you will set out on a drive to the southwest of Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary for a My Son half day tour. This is where the Cham culture in Central Vietnam started in the 4th century, declined in the 13th century, and ceased to exist in the 15th century. The once capital of the Champa Kingdom dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva is now a cluster of partially ruined and heavily damaged Hindu temples, with only 20 left, due to age and bombing during the Vietnam War. This unique and majestic sanctuary stands as a witness to a glorious bygone era of the once-thriving Cham culture

 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

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 8

Banteay Srei & Beng Mealea Temples

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Banteay Srei temple this morning. This red sandstone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures as its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings which have been preserved remarkably well. They provide an excellent into the Angkor civilization and their beliefs. It was built in the 10th century and was dedicated to the Hindu god – Shiva. Continue on a pleasant drive through the countryside to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style by King Jayavarman II in the early 12th century. It preceded and may have served as a prototype for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. Accessibility has improved as elevated walkways have been set up throughout most of the temple, although to see all corners does require a sense of adventure as you will need to climb over stone blocks or walk through narrow passageways. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the shady surrounds of the temple before transferring back to Siem Reap for 1.5 hours. (It is advisable to wear sturdy, walking shoes with a decent grip)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 9

Angkor Wat Sunrise & Angkor Temples

Early morning at about 5.00 am, you will be transferred to visit sunrise at Angkor Wat – After sunrise, we continue to visit Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries, around the time when Angkor Wat was built. Stroll through the intricately carved hallways that show hundreds of fine carvings and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people. 08.00 am, return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, visit Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire with its centerpiece; the Bayon temple. As you approach, you will notice the enigmatic faces of former King Jayavarman VII looking in every direction. Your guide will take you to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army, and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds detailed carvings winding along a narrow passageway that leads to the Baphuon complex. Enjoy the homemade lunch at the local house, then continue to visit Neak Pean, East Mebon temples, and end the day with Ta Prohm temple. This beautiful temple is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 10

Tonle Sap Lake - Siem Reap Departure

Drive about 45-minutes to the countryside, stopping en route to visit a local village. Arrive at the quay and board a local boat for a 1.5-hour ride on the Tonle Sap Lake (Mychreay Floating Village), also known as the Great Lake of Cambodia. Find out how communities live and work on the lake; see the floating schools, markets, and police stations, among others; observe their daily lives. Drive back to Siem Reap, and visit the old market and artisans Dángkor before transferring to the airport for departure.

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

Le Journey Cruise

Aclass Stella Cruise

Athena Cruise

Hoi An

Hoi An Central Hotel

Palm Garden Resort

Allegro Hotel

Hanoi

Sap by Connek

MK Premier Hotel

The Chi Hotel

Melia Hotel

Siem Reap

Amber Angkor Villa

Tara Angkor Hotel

Borei Angkor

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