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Highlight Vietnam-Cambodia

  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Highlights: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels – Mekong delta – Hanoi - Halong Bay - Siem Riep
  • 9 Days combines the hidden charm of Vietnam and the mystical treasures of Angkor in Cambodia. The packages cover all of the must-see destinations in Vietnam and Cambodia, deeply explore the local lifestyle and the pristine beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia.

    Type of tour: Group tour (Private tour upon request)
    Standard: 
    3star
    Departure: 
    Daily
    Special Summer Promotion: Free Water Puppet show ticket ( in Hanoi ) + Free Visa Letter
    Best time to travel: Sep - Oct - Nov - Apr - May

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Brief itinerary

Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival
Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city half day – Cu Chi tunnels half day tour (B/L)
Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta full day – fly to Hanoi (B/L)
Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Day 5: Halong – Hanoi (B/L)
Day 6: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc (B/L)
Day 7: Hanoi city tour half day – fly to Siem Riep (B, L)
Day 8: Siem Riep – full day temples tour (B/L)
Day 9: Departure from Siem Riep (B)

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Day 1: Arrival - Ho Chi Minh City

Arrive to Tan Son Nhat airport, be picked up and transfer to your hotel for check in if room is available (check-in time is 14.00). Relaxing after a long flight. O/N at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Meals: N/A
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Activities: Airport pick up

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Day 2: Ho Chi Minh city half day – Cu Chi tunnels half day tour (B/L)

 ( 7.30AM – 18.00 )
AM: HCM City: We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum, (optional Ben Thanh Market - only drop off).
PM: Cu Chi Tunnels
Visit Cu Chi tunnels - an incredible system including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. Visiting here, you will find out why Vietnam was the winner in the war. Return to Sai Gon. 
Meals: Breakfast/Lunch 
Accommodation: Hochiminh Hotel
3-star : Liberty Saigon Hotel
4-star: Golden Central hotel Saigon
5-star: Majestic hotel 
Activities: HCM city tour, Cu Chi tour
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Day 3: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta full day – fly to Hanoi (B/L)

Depart Saigon by road for Mekong Delta and its gateway city of My Tho, located 72 km south west of the city. Board a riverboat for an excursion across the Mekong through islands covered with lush flora and small rural communities. Cruise to Thoi Son Island where you will have the opportunity to visit a local house and taste some of the fruits that are grown locally in the orchards. Parkway in orchards, tasting tropical fruits. Lunch is at a local restaurant where you will have the chance to sample a local specialty: ‘elephant ear' fish. 
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.
And then other driver transfers you to the airport for flight to Hanoi.
Up on arrival to Noi Bai airport, you are picked up and transfer to your hotel for check in. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast. Lunch
Accommodation: Hanoi Hotel
3-star: Adamas hotel (sup), Maison D Hanoi hotel(Premium)
4-star: The Light Hotel
5-star: Sofitel Legend Metropole 
Activities:Mekong delta boat trip, Hanoi flight

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Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

08:00 - 08:30 Our bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel. On the way to Halong city enjoy the journey through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta and the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and everyday Vietnamese village life. Arrive in Halong, embark the cruise. Lunch is served with a welcome drink while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. Visit an island and go kayaking to Luon cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay. Overnight on board

Meals: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch, Dinner on cruise
Accommodation: Cruise in Halong bay
3-star : Swan Cruise
4-star: Paloma cruise
5-star: Aphrodite Cruise

Activities: Halong bay tour
 
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Day 5: Halong – Hanoi (B/L)

Sunrise breakfast and cruise around the clear & emerald water to another part of Halong bay with a close up view of stunning limestone peaks. such as Drum cave, Man’s head Islet….Heading to Van Gia fishing village you will have the opportunity to understand more about the fishermen’s daily life. Having lunch on board with a variety of local foods, enjoying the rest of the boat trip before back to Halong dock. Have a short break before en route to Hanoi.
Tour finishes at your hotel around 17.30. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.

Note: Halong bay tour may be changes without notice because of weather or depend on cruise that you will go

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch on cruise
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi 
Activities: Halong bay tour

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Day 6: Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc ( B/L )

8:00 – 8.30AM: Our guide & driver will pick you up, then leaving by bus to Hoa Lu (2.5 hrs). Visit the historic capital of Viet Nam and the famous ancient temples of Le and The Dinh Dynasties.
Then our bus will transfer you from Hoa Lu to Tam Coc for lunch around at 12:30PM.
 After lunch, boat trip to visit Tam Coc to see the beauty of the karst formations as you pass along their base and row into one of the many caves carved through the limestone.  Then biking for an hour on quiet roads through villages, rice fields, rivers and rocky outcrops in Tam Coc – Bich Dong (around 5 km). Dive back to Ha Noi and drop off at hostel around at 18:00PM. O/N at hotel in Hanoi.
 
Meals: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch at local restaurant
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi 
Activities: Hoa Lu historic tour, Tam Coc boat trip
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Day 7: Hanoi city tour half day – fly to Siem Riep (B, L)

In the morning: 08:00 – 08:30 a.m: Our guide and driver pick you up from your hotel and start to visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or Uncle Ho, President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house – where Ho lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, then visit Ho Chi Minh’s museum where tourists will learn what he had done for Viet Nam and some other countries and a lot of information about President Ho Chi Minh. The next place is One Pillar Pagoda which is a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square pond. Leave One Pillar Pagoda for the Temple of Literature the first college of Viet Nam dedicated to Confucian. 
Have lunch at a restaurant. And then transfer to the airport to get flight to Siem Riep.
Up on arrival to Siem Riep airport, you are picked up and transfer to your hotel for check in. O/N at hotel in Siem Riep.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel. Lunch at local restaurant.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Riep
3-star : City River hotel 
4-star: Angkor Holiday 
5-star: Angkor Century Hotel 

Activities: Hanoi city, fly to Siem Riep, airport transfer
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
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Day 8: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples (B/L)

Early morning, we enjoy the Tuk Tuk to the jungle-covered temple of Ta Phrom and come back to hotel for breakfast at 07:30. One hour later, begin your temple exploration today at Angkor Thom City by west gate. From the enigmatic faces of Bayon temple to the intricate bas reliefs of the Terrace of the Elephants, Angkor Thom is filled with fabulous monuments. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch we drive to Banteay Srei, it is also one of the most beautiful. Built in 967 AD by Jayavarman V's guru, it showcases the most exquisite, deep and complex carvings in all Khmer architecture. O/N at Hotel in Siem Reap

Meals
: Breakfast, Lunch
AccommodationSiem Reap Hotel
Activities: Angkor tour
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Day 9: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake - Departure (B/L)

After breakfast, you will enjoy a short walk through a tranquil and typical Siem Reap neighborhood before take a drive to Tonle Sap Lake to board a local boat for a cruise through the floating villages (best from July to February). Return to the town before lunch time.
Afternoon, fly to next destination or back to your home. End of services and see you in the next trip.
 
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
AccommodationN/A
Activities: Angkor Temple tour 

Tour includes: 
  • Transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
  • Free Approval letter of Vietnam visa on arrival (1 month, single entry)
  • Meal as mentioned: B = breakfast, L = Lunch, D = dinner
  • Accommodation: twin sharing room at the below mentioned hotel or similar one
  • English or French speaking guide
  • Entrance fee to indicated sights
  • Boat trip in Halong, Mekong Delta, Siem Reap
  • Flight ticket Ho Chi Minh - Hanoi - Siem Reap 

Tour excludes:

  • Personal expense
  • Tips and gratitude
  • Visa stamping fee (Vietnam $25/person, Cambodia: $30/person)
  • Any optional additional tours or activities during free time
  • Others not clearly mentioned

Special note:

  • Check in time to the hotels is 2PM and check out time is 12PM. Early check in and late check out fees (if applied) will be paid on your account.
  • We highly recommend passengers buy travel insurance in your country in advance for your trip in Vietnam.
  • Your holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia can start in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap or Phnom Penh up to your arrival flight.
     
    If You want to take Vietnam - Cambodia Packages for 14days, Please refer the itinerary here!