Vietnam And Dream Angkor

14 days / 13 nights

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Overview

Discover Vietnam and Cambodia: A 14-Day Cultural from Hanoi to Dream Angkor
 14 Days of 'Vietnam And Dream Angkor' is a journey that unfolds against the backdrop of beautiful landscapes and a rich cultural tapestry. The voyage commences in Hanoi, where ancient temples harmoniously coexist with contemporary marvels, creating a delightful fusion of old and new. Cruise across Halong Bay on traditional junk, immersing yourself in stunning vistas and serene evenings beneath the stars in this UNESCO World Heritage site.
Explore the diverse offerings of Ninh Binh, including boat rides through limestone tunnels, enjoying picturesque landscapes, and a visit to Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam between the 10th and 11th centuries. Continue the adventure by visiting the Thai minority settlements of Mai Chau, where traditional dance and rice grappa sampling await. Transfer to Hue to witness the Royal Fortress and the Forbidden City of the former capital during the Nguyen Dynasty. Journey over the scenic Cloud Hill to reach Hoi An, a historic city adorned with beautiful marketplaces and temples. Saigon's imperial grandeur and bustling streets provide a compelling contrast to the serene Mekong Delta and the tranquil local life experienced in the days that follow. 
As the Vietnam leg concludes at the Mekong Delta, seamlessly transition into Cambodia for an enriching exploration over the next three days. Starting in Siem Reap, marvel at the ancient wonders guarding the city's entrance, including visits to Baphoun, Phimean Akas, and the Elephant Terrace. Experience the grandeur and magnificence of Khmer art at Angkor Wat, reaching its zenith in the 12th century. Delve deeper into Cambodia's historical treasures with visits to the renowned Banteay Srei and Banteay Samrer temples from the 11th century. Explore Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei, Ta Prohm temple, and Ta Keo, gaining a comprehensive insight into Cambodia's rich heritage. Discover the captivating temples of Siem Reap, including the Temple of Pre Rup, the Eastern Mebon, the Ta Som, the Neak Pean, and the Preah Khan.
This comprehensive experience not only encompasses the cultural wonders of Vietnam but also the awe-inspiring cultural and historical marvels that Cambodia offers, creating a harmonious blend of two extraordinary Southeast Asian destinations.

Trip code: IND0003VNKH14D

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. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is a beautiful city of lakes, shaded boulevards, and verdant public parks. 
14h: Go to the hotel for check-in. 
In the afternoon, we will visit:
- The historical Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, was built in 1070 in honor of Confucius.
- Visit Quan Thanh temple and Tran Quoc pagoda.
- 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. End of the day to attend a traditional Water Puppet show.
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.

 

Morning alarm to practice Tai Chi and admire the sunrise. Coffee and biscuits on the junk. Continuation of the cruise to visit the caves. Brunch on board before leaving the room. Landing and departure by car to Ninh Binh. Upon arrival and check in the hotel in Ninh Binh.

Departure for Trang An, considered Halong Bay on land; 2.5 hour boat trip surrounded by picturesque landscapes through 9 natural caves carved by the river in karst rock in an environment still untouched by mass tourism. Continuation by car to visit the Hoa Lu, the ancient capital of Vietnam between the 10th and 11th centuries. Also in Hoa Lu, visit two very important temples dedicated to two ancient Vietnamese kings: King Dinh and King Le. Free lunch. Transfer to Mai Chau. In the evening traditional dance show and tasting of typical rice grappa. Overnight in Mai Chau.

After breakfast, walk or bike ride to visit the Lác and Pom Cọong villages where a Thai minority lives. Traditional lunch in local village (vegetarian available). Then departure for Ha Noi. Overnight in Hanoi

Departure by plane to Hue, the ancient capital of the Nguyen dynasty. Free lunch. In the afternoon, visit the Thien Mu Pagoda situated on a hill near the river and the Citadel consisting of the Royal Fortress and the Forbidden City. The Citadel was partially destroyed by the Americans in 1968 during the Vietnam War. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hue. 

Embarkation for the cruise on the Perfume River, with a stop to visit the village of Sinh: the possibility to assist and participate in the realization of a traditional design Bike tour, admiring the panorama, nature, life, and customs of a village typical of central Vietnam. Continue with a visit to the village of Thanh Tien, meeting with an artist who will teach you how to make paper flowers. Continuation of the bicycle tour, visit to some temples and the local market. Stop at a local house and cooking class: preparation and tasting of two typical dishes of Hue. In the afternoon, visit the tomb of Emperor Minh Mang - the best-known emperor of the 13 of the Nguyen Dynasty. Free dinner. Overnight at the hotel. 

After breakfast, transfer by car to Hoian, crossing Cloud Hill, with the possibility of making a stop to take photographs. Upon arrival in Da Nang, visit the Museum of Cham Sculpture. The afternoon is reserved for visiting the ancient city of Hoi An: the Hoi An market, the ancient house of Tan Ky, the Chinese Phuc Kien Temple, the Japanese covered bridge, the silk workshop, and free time for purchases.
Overnight in Hoi An. 

Free day to spend on the beach 
Overnight in Hoian.


We will enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An Old Town. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, Tan Ky's old house, a handicraft market where you can see the artists at work making beautiful silk lanterns, the Cantonese Assembly Hall, temples and pagodas in the Chinese architectural style, and the Hoi An colorful market. Our car pick up and transfer to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh
Arrive at Ho Chi Minh – Tan Son Nhat International Airport. You will be met at the airport by your English-speaking guide and transferred to your hotel in downtown Sai Gon
Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Saigon. 

Upon arrival, welcome by tour guide in Siem Reap, transfer to check in hotel! Then visit Wat Thmei (Killing Field) contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Some of the bones were recovered from a nearby well while others are the remains of soldiers who died on a nearby battlefield. Come back to visit the "Les Artisans d'Angkor – Chantiers Ecole" the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts. Overnight in Siem Reap!

Breakfast at hotel, explore 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 - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. 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. Last you will visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty! Giant trees have grown here for centuries.
Afternoon visit 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, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. It is time for a romantic sunset view.
Overnight in Siem Reap!
Breakfast at hotel, morning visit Floating Villages, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap! Take a ride in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia and the largest in Asia. Here you’ll see plenty of examples of the Khmer way of life on the Tonle Sap. Then visit Wat Bo founded in the 18th century, a highly respected pagoda contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are said to be late 19th century.
Afternoon visit West Baray Big Pond, a “baray” is a water reservoir built by the ancient Khmer people. Then we take short walk along the road in front of the King’s Residence to see the Main Shrine, where the local people usually worship, with its statue of Yeay Teap, Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm. Buying jasmine and lotus flowers to worship is very important for the Cambodians. We continue to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale.
Overnight in Siem Reap!

Breakfast at hotel, free leisure on own arrangement until time transfer to airport for flight onwards!

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.
  • 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: 12 Breakfast, L: 02 Lunch, D: 04 Dinner.
  • 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 (25 USD for one 1 month or 3 month single entry visa).
  • 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

$1,168/Pax

Applied for group 11-15 persons