Cambodia, Vietnam and Cambodia Express

11 days / 10 nights

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Overview

Explore Cambodia and Vietnam's Best: Culture and Nature
The 11-day "Cambodia, Vietnam and Cambodia Express" itinerary seamlessly blends cultural marvels, historical tapestries, and serene landscapes to provide a holistic experience of Southeast Asia through two countries: Vietnam and Cambodia.
Begin the journey in Hanoi, where historic sites such as Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature tell exciting stories in the past. Cruise through the emerald waters of Halong Bay, discovering hidden caves and taking in the best of the world’s natural beauty. Explore Saigon’ vibrant tapestry., Notre Dame Cathedral and the bustling Ben Thanh market. Experiencing the Cu Chi tunnels, in particular, is a one-of-a-kind adventure that involves going underground in tunnels, demonstrating incredible Vietnamese ability during wartime when building these tunnels. The Mekong Delta attracts with its floating markets, river islands, and local craftsmanship, offering a glimpse into the fascinating day-to-day life along the waterways. The journey to Cambodia continues on the 7th day. As travelers enter Cambodia, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and rich cultural heritage of Phnom Penh greet you. The journey concludes in Siem Reap, where the ancient wonders of Angkor Wat, Ta Prohm, and Banteay Srei showcase the Kmer civilization’s architectural brilliance. Cambodia’s subtle and captivating beauty extends beyond its impressive historical landmarks. It is found in the exquisite harmony between ancient architecture, simple rural life, and unique culture resulting in a magnificent tapestry that makes Cambodia a truly enchanting and diverse destination.
This 11-day adventure promises an unforgettable blend of tradition, history, and natural beauty, inviting participants to witness the harmonious coexistence of ancient temples, busting cities, and serene landscapes in Cambodia and Vietnam.

Trip code: IND0002VNKH11D

Destination: Vietnam - Cambodia

Itinerary

Arrive in Hanoi - Noi Bai International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown Hanoi.

08:00A.m: We will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum & Museum, the One Pillar Pagoda, The French colonial Styled Presidential Palace, and the historical Temple of Literature, the first university of VietNam, built in 1070 in honor of Confucius
In the afternoon we will see the Museum of Ethnology and then attend a traditional Water Puppet show. This art originates from rural festivals in Vietnam. The artists – men and women – stand waist-deep in the water to manipulate the puppets, making them move about, talk and laugh and even dance on the surface of the water. The audience is meant to experience the atmosphere of a village festival. Then visit Hoan Kiem Lake (The Restored Sword Lake) and the Ngoc Son Temple, which is on an island in the northern part of the lake. We will enjoy a Cyclo tour along the narrow streets of the Old Quarter of Hanoi. The Old Quarter includes 36 old streets with each name representative of the type of merchandise sold in it.
Note: Please kindly note that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (the inside) will be opened only in the morning. It will be closed every Monday and Friday. Besides the outside of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, you can still visit Ba Dinh Square, Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilt, and One pillar pagoda as usual. The Museum of Ethnography also closed every Monday." 
Overnight in Hanoi
After breakfast, drive to Halong Bay (3 hours), a UNESCO World Heritage site. Whoever comes to Vietnam should not miss the chance to visit Halong Bay, a picturesque blend of harmonious transition between the mountains and the sea.
The program will be changed depending on which cruise choosing.
Halong Bay is in the Bac Bo (Tonkin) Gulf and stretches over an area of 1,500 km2 with three thousand green islands that look like jewels. Upon arrival at the harbor, we will embark on a junk. We will enjoy a fresh seafood lunch on the boat while experiencing the majestic beauty of Halong Bay. The Junk is a wooden sailboat designed in a traditional Vietnamese style while offering a full range of modern amenities.
Visit the fascinating Dau Go Cave called “The Cave of Marvels” and Thien Cung Cave, the “Heavenly Palace Cave” surrounded by spectacular stalactites and stalagmites.
After dinner, enjoy fishing with local fishermen. The reflection of the limestone outcrops, the sight of fishing boats lit up in the darkness; enjoy these precious moments in one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world.
Overnight on board the junk.
06.30-07.00: Welcome a new day with an amazing dawn on Bai Tu Long Bay. Refresh your body and soul with a Tai-chi session on the sundeck.
07.00-07.30: Catch the morning view of the seascape while enjoying breakfast with cookies and tea, at the café in the restaurant.
07.30-08.30: Visit Vung Vieng fishing village - the famous fishing farm by bamboo boat and discover the life of local people living on the surface of Halong Bay. (No swimming).
08.30-09.30: Pack up the luggage and check out of the cabin.
09.30-10.40: Enjoy brunch in the restaurant while cruising back to the tourist harbor.
11.00: Disembark from boat.
12.00: Your driver takes you back to Hanoi.
Guide and car pick up to Noi Bai Airport for the departure flight to Ho Chi Minh ..at about 2hour
Arrive in Ho Chi Minh (or Saigon)- Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown Saigon
08:00am: Morning departure to the small town of Cu Chi, located 35 km from Saigon (1h30), an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.
Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels Network which became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating Viet Cong control of a large rural area. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border; in the district of Cu Chi alone, there were over 250 km of tunnels. The network, parts of which were several stories deep, included innumerable trapdoors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. The tunnels of Cu Chi were built over a period of 25 years beginning in the late 1940s.
Return to Saigon for Saigon city tour. 
Visit: Reunification Palace and Ben Thanh Market.
Visit Notre Dame Cathedral (1877-1883) right on the square and the beautiful French-style Post Office (1886-1891), with its glass canopy and iron structure designed by Gustave Eiffel.
Then, visit the famous War Remnant Museum, with armored vehicles, artillery pieces, bombs, and infantry weapons displayed both outside and inside. 
Overnight in Saigon.  
Ho Chi Minh Central – Cu Chi: 50 km => 1-hour 20-minute transfer

Early in the morning, we will take the ship to participate in Cai Rang's extraordinary floating market. An incredible concentration of merchant boats that exchange various products from the delta.
Then, we will go to lush orchards, where we will have the opportunity to taste fresh tropical fruit harvested on the spot. After lunch, we will take the road to Chau Doc. Visit the floating Cham country, a Hindu population that has preserved its ancestral lifestyle. Night at the hotel. Overnight at Chau Doc.

After breakfast at the hotel departure to Phnom Penh by speed boat. 
Welcome to Phnom Penh, the city retains its traditional Khmer and colonial styles with French villas along tree-lined boulevards. Lunch at a local restaurant! Then you will visit Independence Monument and walk up to the sacred hill Phnom Daun Penh – also the name of a pagoda and the name of the capital nowadays. Leaving the history of Cambodia we will go shopping around Central Market, and enjoy the bustling daily activities of the locals. Dinner and enjoy the nighttime and overnight in Phnom Penh!

After breakfast, private transfer to Siem Reap town, it takes around 5-6hours to reach. We will make a stop at Skuon Land to rest and visit Spider Village!  Lunch at local restaurant at Kampong Thom province, then straight to Siem Reap for check in hotel!
Welcome to Cambodia - Siem Reap, the treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia. After the short rest we will pick up for transferring you to have welcome dinner with Apsara, the traditional Khmer dance - drama performance, which are not merely dance but also telling a story. Overnight in Siem Reap!
Breakfast at Hotel! Today your tour includes visit Banteay Srey, loosely translates to “citadel of the women, but this is a modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings, Banteay Samre - large, comparatively flat temple displaying distinctively Angkor style architecture and artistry.
Afternoon have lunch at Local Restaurant and visit Roluos group, was one of the earliest Angkor capitals, built by King Indravarman and originally called Hariharalaya. Today there are three Hindu sanctuaries: Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei.
All three temples were built of brick and though they are not as spectacular as the other temples of Angkor, they are well preserved and worth a visit to offer the visitor a chronological perspective on the development of Angkor. Roluos is 11km east of Siem Reap on National Highway 6 to Phnom Penh.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two-and-a-half-meter tall, 300-meter-long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - a huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area, and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. The Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. Lunch local restaurant and then check in at a hotel!
Afternoon visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty! Giant trees have grown here for centuries and Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reined Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, and ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. It is time to view the lovely sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom Bakheng Mountain! We would have dinner with Apsara, the traditional Khmer dance-drama performance, which is not merely dancing but also telling a story.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Breakfast at the hotel, then free leisure

Then transfer to Siem Reap airport for a flight to Saigon to land flight backhome

Reviews

Inclusions

  • Accommodation in the category chosen or similar (We haven't blocked any room yet) based on double/twin sharing with daily breakfast.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program. Cruise on Seat in coach (SIC) junk in Ha Long bay 2 days 1 night with 1 lunch, 1 dinner, 1 brunch
  • Transfer from and to the airports by private vehicle with A/C. Transportation by private vehicle with A/C.
  • Local English speaking guide(s) in Vietnam.
  • Meals as mentioned in the program. B: Breakfast only.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program. Mineral Water (01 bottle/pax/day)
  • 01 FOC in ½ Twin room for group of 16pax onward (excluding internal airfares and visas). Maximum 02 FOC per group.

Exclusions

  • Late check out or Early check in
  • Visa fee upon arrival in Vietnam. Vietnam visa authorization letter (10 USD/ pax).
  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program.
  • International flight/ Domestic flight tickets and airport taxes.
    All internal/ regional flight tickets in economy class with/without departure tax.
  • Tips & personal expenses. Personal insurance. Any service not clearly mentioned in the program.

Accommodation

First : 3-Star Hotel

Superior : 4-Star Hotel

Deluxe : 5-Star Hotel

Important Info

PRICE IN USD PER PAX (in a private tour for a group of 2-6 adults)

IMPORTANT INFO


Cancellation Policy


1. Cancellations must be advised by email / fax

2. The cancellation fees will apply:
  • Cancelation 30 days prior to arrival date: USD 50 per person will be charged.
  • Cancelation from 20 days to 30 days prior to arrival date: 30% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation from 10 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 50% of total invoice amount will be charged
  • Cancelation less than 10 days prior to arrival date or no-show: 100% of total invoice invoice amount will be charged

Refund Policy

If tour participants buy additional services which are not included in their program, the service fee will be charged on spot.
If tours participants cancel some services and / or portion of the tour program at their will during the trip, reimbursements shall not be made for these unused services and /or portions.
If in the course of the trip, an illness or mishap befalls a tour participant that entails extra services and /or medical attention arranged by company, all the related additional costs shall be defrayed by the participant himself or herself on the spot.

From

$794/Pax

Applied for group 16-20 persons