02: Hanoi city tour – Night train to
03: Sapa & the Hill tribe villages (B)
04: Sapa – Market – Night train back to Hanoi (B)
05: Hanoi – Cruise
– O/n on boat (B/L/D)
06: Halong – Hanoi – Danang –
07: Discover Hoian Charming Town (B)
08: Hoian –
Hue, visit Old Citadel (B)
09: Hue –
Saigon , city tour (B)
10: Saigon – Day trip to
11: Saigon –
Cu Chi -
Caodai Temple –
Phnom Penh (B)
12: Phnom Penh City tour –
Siem Reap (B)
13: Siem Reap –
Day 14: Siem Reap –
Day 01: Arrive Hanoi
Upon arrival in our
thousand years Capital – Hanoi City, our guide will
welcome you at Noi Bai airport and then transfer you
to your hotel in the city center. It is time for
freshen up and a short rest after long journey. If
time permits, take an orientation walking tour
around to get to know our legend/history about Hoan
Kiem Lake (the lake of the Restored Sword), our
architectural and our way of with small streets and
its name (Old quarter). Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 02: Hanoi city tour – Night train to Sapa (B)
Morning sightseeing of the most city's outstanding
historical and cultural sites. The visit includes:
- The complex of Ho Chi Minh historical sites, also
called the political center of Vietnam.
- One-pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature for
the brief understanding about the two most popular
religions in Vietnam (Buddhism and Confucianism).
- Visit one of the museums in Hanoi (Museum of
History, Museum of Ethnology, Museum of Fine Art)
Walking tour around the guild streets in the Old
Quarter of Hanoi, Hoan Kiem Lake, the Opera House.
Evening highlight is with Water Puppet Show- the
traditional performance dated 11th century. You will
have time for dinner then transfer to Railway
station for night train to Sapa.
Overnight on the train in 4 soft berths cabin with
Note: If you wish
to upgrade to the private cabin for 2 of you, please
pay extra 60 US$/Person for the round trip.
Day 03: Sapa & the Hill tribe villages (B)
Early morning arrival at
Lao Cai - The Chinese border town, then transfer
uphill to Sapa town. Have breakfast in a local
restaurant. Spend the rest of the day for exploring
the charming town, visiting market and getting
acquaint with the hill-tribal people such as H'mong,
Red Zao, Zay...
Afternoon, discover the
nature as well as different culture of hill tribal
people with the local guide. Up and down hill from
village to villages around Lao Chai and Ta Van area
which is decorated by terraced-fields and the house
of H'mong, Red Zao and Zay people
Great opportunity for taking photos of breathtaking
landscapes, meeting friendly hill-tribe people at
home and work...enjoy the great view of the
magnificent Fansipan mountain range, deep valleys
and terraced rice paddies at sunset.
Overnight at hotel in
Day 04: Sapa – Market – Night train back to Hanoi
this area there are some Fair Markets which can't be
missed. (Can Cau on Saturday, Bac Ha on Sunday and
Coc Ly on Tuesday)
You will check out hotel early and leave Sapa for
about 3 hours driving to the market. Join in the
colorful market of the tribal people in this region.
On the fair market the H'mong, Dzao, Phu La people
in their best traditional costumes go to the market
for shopping and meeting friends and relatives
Say goodbye to the
colorful market and drive to Chay River where you
will get on a boat for a river adventure. You are
bound to feel great and find yourselves smaller
among high Rock Mountains and to be surprised at
white and breathtakingly waterfalls while cruising
along the river. Get off the boat to visit a village
of the Tay Minority (Trung Do village) by the river.
After the boat trip, we drive back to Laocai and pay
a short visit to the Vietnam-Chinese border gate.
You will have time for your own dinner at a local
restaurant in the town before driving to the
railways station for night train to Hanoi. Overnight
on the train in 4 soft berths cabin with A/C.
Day 05: Hanoi – Cruise Halong Bay – O/n on boat
The train arrives in
Hanoi early in the morning. Meet the guide and
driver at the main gate of the train station. Drive
to visit the early wholesale flower market in Hanoi
before getting to a fine local restaurant for
After breakfast, we
depart for Halong Bay – the World Heritage Site on a
comfortable drive in 3 & a half hours passing the
countryside of the Red River delta. There will be a
stop on the way to relax or have a cup of coffee.
12h00: Arrive to Halong
city, boarding the traditional junk for departure
12h45: Start cruise
13h00: Lunch is served
with welcome wine
13h30: A Breath-Taking
cruise in Ha Long bay. Great photo opportunities of
shaped islands like Dog island, Incense Burner
Island, Fighting Cock Island and so on. Visiting
Sung Sot cave and have a swim at Titop beach. Enjoy
Dinner is served on
Relax, drinking or
fishing at your pleasure before spending a night on
Day 06: Halong – Hanoi – Danang – Hoian (B/L)
7h00: Breakfast is
7h30: A morning cruise
toward islets of Man’s head, Tortoise and visit Luon
cave by a small bamboo row boat. Cruising through
Bai Tu Long bay and heading back to Ha Long pier.
09h45: Check out
10h00: Enjoy brunch on
11h45: Arrive at Ha Long
pier. Meet our driver for the direct transfer to the
airport for the late afternoon flight to Danang.
Arrival in Danang,
transfer to hotel in Hoian for overnight.
Day 07: Discover Hoian Charming Town (B)
Today you will have a
guided tour to see the interesting sights of this
ancient city. Some hundreds years ago, this town
thrived on trading with the Chinese, Japanese and
Spanish. You will visit a historical Old House,
Japanese Covered Bridge, Old Temple and Silk
Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Day 08: Hoian – Hue, visit Old Citadel (B)
After breakfast, we
drive 4 hours northwards to Hue, the ancient capital
of Vietnam. Take some stops on the way to see the
spectacular view on the top of “Hai Van Pass”and the
legend beach of Lang Co. Visit Marble Mountain, Cham
Sculpture museum in Danang.
Afternoon, sightseeing in Hue to the Ancient
Imperial Citadel, a complex of palaces and temples
built by the Nguyen from early 19th Century for
which Hue was recognized by UNESCO as a World
Cultural Heritage. Drive to the countryside of Hue
to visit King Minh Mang tomb (typical formal
oriental style designed). Late in the afternoon,
enjoy a leisure boat-ride along the scenic Perfume
River to visit Thien Mu pagoda. Overnight at hotel
Day 09: Hue – Saigon, city tour (B)
Start the day the
Vietnamese way! Take a walking tour of Hue before
returning to the hotel for breakfast. Check out
hotel and get the transfer to the airport for the
morning flight to Saigon.
Briefing tour of Saigon to famous landmarks such as:
the Post Office and Notre Dame Cathedral - two of
the city's architectural landmarks then onto China
Town, Binh Tay market and Thien Hau pagoda.
Back to downtown and a
short walk via Opera House, City Hall...
Overnight at hotel in
Day 10: Saigon – Day trip to Mekong delta (B/L)
Leaving the busy city,
you are going to visit country side in the Mekong
Delta. On arrival at MyTho. The only way for you to
observe the local lifestyle is getting on a boat
navigating around the small canals in the delta
region. You will see the floating market with
sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their
goods from their boats. Lunch at local restaurant or
Vietnamese house. Roaming around and observe how the
people make the living from fruit trees such as
coconut, corn and other local products. You may love
to enjoy tea and tropical fruits prepared by the
locals. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late
afternoon for overnight.
Day 11: Saigon – Cuchi - Tayninh – Phnom Penh (B)
Check out the hotel and
depart the hotel in the morning for Cu Chi to visit
the Tunnels. Cu Chi Tunnels are a network of
underground tunnels begun in 1948 by the Viet Minh
in their struggle against the French. These tunnels
were expanded and used by the Viet Cong during the
war between Vietnam and America. Americans called
this the “Iron Triangle” and was a stronghold of the
Vietcong for almost thirty years. Walk underground
in the tunnels. From here you will continue on to
see the Cao Dai Temple in Tay Ninh, where each day
at noon a prayer service is held. It is a striking
structure on a very large compound. The term Cao Dai
(meaning higher tower or place) is a euphemism for
God. Caodaism was found in the 1920’s by Ngo Minh
Chieu, using a combination of teaching from Buddism,
Confucianism, Taoism, Hinduism, Christianity, Islam
and other religions into one religion to promote
peace. You’re your own lunch and drive directly to
the airport in Saigon for the late afternoon flight
to Phnom Penh.
Arrive in Phnom Penh,
transfer to the hotel in city center for check in.
Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 12: Phnom Penh City tour – Siem Reap (B)
Enjoy breakfast in the
Morning, take the
sightseeing tour to visit the most highlights of
cultural and historical sites of Phnom Penh. The
visit includes: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and War
genocide museum - Toul Sleng or S21 Prison, Wat
Phnom and Russian market.
transfer to airport in for the short flight to
Siem Reap in late afternoon.
Arrive in Siem Reap,
transfer to hotel in the city center for check in.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 13: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (B)
In the morning, visit the most
famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor
Wat. The temple
complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size
to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive
five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and
the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art
historians to be the prime example of classical
Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers
symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall
represents the mountains at the edge of the world
and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond.
Afternoon, Visit the ancient capital of Angkor
Thom (12th century).
See the South Gate with
its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean
of milk, the Royal
the Elephants Terrace,
the Terrace of the
Leper King and Bayon
Temple (unique for
its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces
of Avolokitesvara). Overnight at hotel in
Day 14: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake - Departure (B)
transfer to take the Tonlé Sap for a cruise on the
lake with the visiting to floating village to
explore the fishman’s life. Then visit Chantier
Ecole-Artisant d’Angkor. Free time for shopping
before the transfer to the airport for the departure
flight to the next destination.
The cost is quoted in US Dollars per Person (Pax)
base on TWIN/DOUBLE share basic, and applied for
each private group of:
Standard (3 star hotels)
Deluxe (4 star
Luxury (5 star
Peak season surcharge may be applied for Christmas
eve, New Year eve, Tet holiday.
Accommodation with daily breakfast bases on
twin/double sharing room.
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B: Breakfast,
L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
Transportation by private car with A/C
Overnight cruise on Halong bay 2 days/1 night
internal flights: Hanoi-Danang, Hue-Saigon, Saigon-PhnomPenh,
Return train tickets in
soft 4 berth cabin with A/C: Hanoi – Sapa – Hanoi
Boat trips as mentioned in the programs and
Private local English speaking tour guides
entrance fees and permits where applicable
Meals that not mentioned in the program
Vietnam visa (Upon request: 15 US$/Person)
Cambodia visa (20 US$/Person, can get at airport by
International flight and departure tax
Tipping, drinks and other personal expenses
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