14 Days the best of Vietnam and Cambodia

Duration: 14 Days 13 Nights

Destinations: Hanoi, Halong bay, Da nang, Hoi An, My Son, Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Siep Reap

Highlight:

Day 1: Hanoi Arrive

Day 2: Ha Noi- Ha Long Bay.

Day 3: Ha Long Bay- Ha Noi

Day 4: Hanoi city tour- Ha Noi

Day 5: Hanoi- Flight to Da Nang/ Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An- My Son Holyland- flight to Ho Chi Minh

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh- My Tho- Ben Tre- Mekong Delta River

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh- Cao Dai- Cu Chi tunnels

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city a half of day

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh- bus to Phnom Penh

Day 11: Phnom Penh city tour

Day 12: Phnom Penh- bus to Siem Reap

Day 13: Angkor Wat- Angkor Thom

Day 14: Siem Reap Departure

ASIA FOCUS TRAVEL would like to introduce the detail of tour program as below:

Day 1: Hanoi – airport pick up – Check in hotel in Hanoi (no meal)

Pick up from the Noi Bai (HAN) airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.

Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 2 Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on Cruises (Meals incl: B, L, D)
08h00 – 08h30 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12h30 – 13h00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13h30 – 14h30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
15h00 – 16h00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16h00 – 17h00 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17h00 – 17h30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17h30 – 19h00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19h00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on board.

 Day 3 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meals incl: B, L)
06h30 – 07h00 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07h00 – 07h30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
08h30 – 09h30 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave.
09h45 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
10h00 – 10h30 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
10h30 – 11h30 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
11h45 – 12h00 Disembark on Cruise
12h15 – 12h30 Transfer back to Hanoi.

Trip finishes at around 17h00.

Overnight in Ha Noi.

Day 4: Hanoi city tour –  (Meal incl: B/ L)

08:00 – 08:30 Meet your tour guide at your suggested places around Hanoi Old Quarter.

Start the trip with Tran Quoc pagoda, a Buddhist relic and national heritage lying on the West Lake.             

Visit Ho Chi Minh complex, the final resting place of Viet Nam’s greatest father; his house-on-stilt and One pillar pagoda – modeled after a lotus flower, a symbol of Hanoi.

Visit Temple of Literature constructed in 1070 dedicating to Confucius, sages and scholars. It was also the first university of Viet Nam once.

12:30 Relax and have lunch at a local restaurant in Hanoi Old Quarter.

Explore daily life of traditional ceramics village of Bat Trang. Visit showrooms and see how they model the products.

Arrive legendary Hoan Kiem lake. Visit Ngoc Son Temple dedicated to Tran Hung Dao – General Commander for his struggle against Mongolians.

16:30 Drop you off.

Overnight in Ha Noi

Day 5: Hanoi- flight to Da Nang pick up – Check in hotel in Hoi An town (No meal)

Free time in Ha Noi until departure time, the driver transfers to Ha Noi airport for your flight to Da Nang.

Arrive Da Nang, drive to Hoi An. Check in and free time to discover Hoi An town.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An – My Son holyland (Meals incl: B, L)

07h30:   Our tour guide picks you up at your hotel and transfer to My Son.

09h30: Visit My Son Holy land, the ancient Cham Pa people were raised to be “the masters of art in building brick”. So far the technique in building the ancient temple – towers of Cham Pa people remains controversial. The brick were smoothed and laid closely and securely without mortar. My Son’s value is also reflected in the art of lively and fine sculpture and carving on brick, stone from the images of deties, priests, dances, plants, animals and sacrifices….

11h00: Leave My Son, the driver takes you to your hotel in Hoi An

14:00 arrive Hoi An, free time & easy till departure time, the driver transfers you to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh city.

Arrive Ho Chi Minh, check in hotel and free time.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh- My Tho- Ben Tre- The Upper Mekong Delta River (Meals incl: B, L)

Enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields.

On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals.

Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.

18:00 come back hotel.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 8: Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi tunnels (meals incl: B, L)

In the morning admire the colorful daily service and afternoon experience the Cu Chi tunnels.

The Great holy See temple, built in 1926, is considered o­ne of the most striking structures in all of Asia. It is the headquarter of Caodaism, a religion with colorful mix of Buddhism, Christianity, Confucianism. Visitors will attend the noon prayer session to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers, which is a great experience.

After lunch, visitors will go to the Cu chi tunnels.

Located 60km from Hochimnh city, Cu Chi is now considered a heroic district for its role in the anti – American war in Vietnam. It is legendary for its tunnels system of over 220km and is a popular spot for both Vietnamese and foreign visitors.

The peacefully rural rice paddy scenery contains ducks and water buffalos swimming in the rivers alongside the road. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destructions, damage and defoliation all over the area, caused by bombing and mines, When Cu Chi was ” A Free Target Zone “. The remnants visitors will see show Cu Chi still has her evidence to prove the fierce battleground that took place there.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city tour a half of day (meals incl: B, L)

7:30- 7:45 Get picked up and head towards Reunification Palace (Independence Palace). This palace is referred to as the symbol of Vietnam’s Independence as a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through its gate to take control of the whole south in 1975. Nowadays, this tank becomes the palace’s priceless property.Leave for other exciting historical spots, consisting of Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office. Both of them were built in the past when Vietnam became a French colony. Pay a visit to the War Remnants Museum where diverse exhibits on the Vietnam and Indochina Wars are displayed where you will learn more about the military history of Vietnam which will make you think about war crimes and the Vietnamese who must suffer the terrible torture during the time of war.

Follow that with lunch at a local restaurant and end the trip.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Bus to Phnom Penh Cambodia – Check in hotel (Meal: B )

Pick up from the hotel to bus station, Bus starts at 7.00 am and drive to Moc Bai border gate to enter Cambodia (bus time 6 – 7 hours). You will get visa on arrival with the help of bus crew (on request) for you to pass Cambodia. Bus station pick up and check in hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 11: Phnom Penh – Full day city tour (meals incl: B, L)

Morning after breakfast at hotel, enjoy Phnom Penh city tour visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda that located in the same compound. From here we walk a long Street 240 is one of Phnom Penh‘s magnet streets for tourists and expats. The locally-crafted hand-woven silks, dresses, scarves, quilts and cushions available in an array of outlets will make you eager to buy, as well jewelry and artworks in neighboring shops. Next, visit Toul Sleng The Genocide Museum (S 21). We stop at Russian Market for souvenir shopping and lunch at local restaurant.

Afternoon visit Wat Phnom, take a short stop for photograph at Independent Monument. Then, continue to The Killing Field (Cheung Ek) 15Km from Phnom Penh.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 12: Phnom Penh – Bus to Siem Reap – Check in hotel (Meal incl: B)

After  having breakfast, take a bus to Siem Reap; time on bus will be 6 hours.

Arrive Siem Reap, check in hotel.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 13: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat Temple (Meals inl : B,L)

Today we explore a full day temple heritage tours visit The South Gate Of Angkor Thom including Bayon Temple, The Royal Enclosure Phimeanakas,  Bapoun Temple, The Elephant Terrace and The Terrace Of The Leper King. Continue to Small Circuit including Thommanan, Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo and the fabulous Ta Prohm.

 Lunch at local restaurant.

 Afternoon visit Angkor Wat The “7th Wonders’ of the World”. Sunset viewing on top of Bakheng Hill.

 Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 14: Siem Reap – Departure (Meal incl: B)

After breakfast, free at leisure till the time for you to be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.

End of tour!

QUOTATION:
Hotel Class City Name of hotel Price per person (US$)

 

Single Supp (US$)
 

 

3 Star

 

 

Ha Noi La Dolce Vita hotel or similar  


  US$ 720

 

 

 

   US$ 220

 

Ha Long V’spirit Ha Long Cruise or similar
Hoi An Acacia Hotel or similar
Ho Chi Minh Hoang Ngan hotel or similar
Phnom Penh Le Mont hotel or similar
Siem Reap Borei Hang Tep hotel or similar
TOUR INCLUSIONS
  • 13 nights’ accommodation included 11 nights in hotel, 1 night on the train, 1 night on Halong cruise
  • Bus from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh (seating bus, air-con, Mekong Express or Giant Bus)
  • Bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (seating bus, air-con, Mekong Express or Giant Bus)
  • Airport transfer private car in Hanoi, Danang airport, HCMC airport, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap.
  • English speaking guide
  • Group tour only
  • Entrance tickets to all sites mentioned.
  • Meal as mentioned: B= Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner
  • Water on the bus
  • Tax and service charge
TOUR EXCLUSIONS
  • Flight into Vietnam and flight out of Siem Reap
  • Domestic flight in Viet Nam: Ha Noi to Da Nang and Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh
  • Domestic flights in Cambodia: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.
  • Visa to Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Beverages
  • Tips for tour guide: $3/ person/ day
  • Personal Expenses
  • Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages
SPECIAL NOTES:
  • Suggestion flight schedule: arrival airport to start package will be “Noi Bai” Airport Hanoi, Vietnam/ package finish at Siem Reap airport, Cambodia
  • Extending your trip (stay longer in a city) is welcomed and we will book hotel and other tour for you!
  • Upgrading to better services (hotel and tour) is welcomed and we will book hotel and other tour for you!
  • Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
  • We will change the hotel to similar level hotel if above hotel is in fully booking or under renovation
  • If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites
  • Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb.
  • High Season surcharge will be applied if your travel date is on Nov, Dec, Mar, Apr : 30 USD/1 person.
  • Public Holiday dates surcharge will be applied if your travel date is on 1 Jan, from 27 Apr to 1 May, from 27 Aug to 2 Sep, 24 Dec, 31 Dec: 60 USD/1 person