Arrival Hanoi our guide and driver will pick you up at airport and transfer to hotel, free at leisure, overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Today, we have full-day tour of Vietnam’s capital city. You will visit the house on - stilts of Ho Chi Minh
(this is where our uncle Ho spent the rest of his life ) and the One Pillar Pagoda ( it was constructed in 1049) and the Litterature Temple ( a habitual symbol of Hanoi ), the Museum of Ethnology. After lunch, pay a visit to the Hoan Kiem Lake with its Ngoc Son temple. Continue to visit the Old Quarter of Hanoi by cyclo. Enjoy a kind of traditional Vietnamese stage-art: a Water Puppet Show in the evening, overnight night train to Sapa.
Arrive at Lao Cai Station at 06.00. Sapa town is about 40 km from Lao Cai, arrival in Sapa and leave your luggage at the hotel. We will have breakfast and embark on a lovely walk to Cat Cat stream and waterfall, visit Cat Cat village of the Black H'Mong to explore their routine life, walk around the village to enjoy the scenery of forests and continue to Sinchai village where we enjoy folk music by local people. Return to Sapa, at leisure and overnight at hotel in Sapa.
After breakfast we will take a jeep along the valley to Rose Garden. From here we will trek into the verdant villages and rice field to Lao Chai and Tavan villages. Ta Van is the village in northern Vietnam inhabited by the colourfully-dressed Dzay ethnic minority. Opportunity to learn and see H’mong people working with natural weaving and dying .This village is supposed to be one of the most beautiful areas in these regions. Your car will pick you up at Tavan and take you back to Sapa Lunch, afternoon walk to Hamrong Mountain for a birth eye view to Moung Hoa valley and Fansipan Mountain, transfer to Lao Cai station for night train back to Hanoi at 21.15, overnight on soft sleeper train.
Your guide with your driver will come to pick you up at your hotel about 8.00 am and take you to Halong bay. Enjoy the journey through the scenery of rice fields, water buffalo and daily village life of the Red River Delta. Arrive in Halong we will embark on the boat for a cruising amongst the stunning Halong bay. We visit the cave and explore countless ilsands rising out from the emerald water. We visit the beach and have opportunity to swim, diner and overnight on the junk boat.
7h00: Have tea – breakfast.
8h00: Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat, and then cruise to pass so that tourists can have a look Man’s head island, Tortoise Island from the Junks.
9h00: Arrange luggage and check-out.
9h30: Set brunch (breakfast and lunch).
11h00: Arrival Halong wharf. Transfer to Hanoi arounf 16:00 pm.
You are free to relax until around 18:00 pm transfer to station for night train to Hue, overnight on train (SE1 depart at 19:00 – arrives at 08:00)
8: am. Local with tour guide & driver will welcome pick up at the hotel then the trip will be started. Visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, 9:15 am get on dragon boat to cruise to visit Tu Duc king tomb then come back to Hue for lunch at a local restaurant.
Leaving restaurant our trip continues to visit the Imperial City, which is located in the Citadel. Modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing, the Imperial City was built in the early 19th century. Explore the Thai Hoa Palace, with its spacious hall and ornate roof of huge timbers supported by 80 carved and lacquered columns. See the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns and the site where the Forbidden Purple City once stood and Dong Ba market. From city center we drive through nice and lush country side in neighborhood of Hue for visiting Thanh Toan Bridge, overnight at hotel in Hue.
This morning we head out on a lovely journey southbound to Hoian via Hai Van Pass to view sencery. In the afternoon we visit to Cham Museum in Danang, where display finest Cham artefacts, statues in sandstone, marble stone in the world. We have a look at a craft village before arriving in Hoi An. Hoi An is a charming little township. Between the 17th and 19th centuries Hoi An was thriving international trading port. You can spend your time walking around the historic town, exploring the many Chinese assembly halls and fascinating ancestral homes, some of which have been occupied by the same family for fifteen generations. The riverside market is always a hive of activity, especially in the early morning when the day’s catch arrives. One thing for sure, there is no shortage of things to do in this town! overnight Hoi An.
Morning attend the cookery course and study the art of ietnamese cusine and enjoy lunch. Afternoon explore charming little township of Hoian including old quarter, Japanese bridge and Thubon river, walking amongst old streets and lane to visit old houses dating back to 300 year ago. There are many things to see and do in Hoian, one thing we can be sure you never feel bored while being in this lovely town, overnight at hotel in Hoian
Breakfast at hotel, you are free until 09:00 AM, we will transfer you to Danang station for train to Nha Trang (SE1 departs at 10:21 – arrives at 20:19), arrival Nha Trang we will transer you to Hotel, overnight at hotel in Nha Trang.
Breakfast at hotel, free at leisure on the beach. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang
Breakfast at hotel, free at leisure on the beach. Overnight at hotel in Nha Trang
Breakfast at hotel, free at leisure until 06:30 AM transfer to station for train to Saigon
In the morning you will take a tour to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. This network of over 200 kms of tunnels became legendary during the 1960's. The Cu Chi tunnels played a vital part in the American war in that they allowed the Viet Cong to control a large rural area only 30-40 kms from Saigon. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to the Cambodian border. The network, parts of which were several storeys deep, included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and feel of what underground life in the American War was like. This afternoon we will do the city tour of Saigon will include Presidential palace, War Crime museum, and China town, overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh
The Mekong Delta is the southernmost region of Vietnam. It is often referred to as the rice bowl of Vietnam as it produces three harvests per year. The fertile Mekong Delta is also famous for its tropical fruits and flowers. The Delta area marks the end of a 4,500km journey made by the Mekong River after having traveled through six countries. Traditional transportation in the Delta is by boat along a vast network of canals and channels. Boating along these canals and visiting the floating markets always proves to be a fascinating and rewarding experience for all visitors. We drive to Vinh Long, boat through the lush green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch complete with tropical fruits. Return to Saigon, overnight in Saigon.
Breakfast at hotel then 07:30 transfer to bus station for bus to Phnompenh (240km – Time: 6-7 hours)
Bus start at 08:30 – arrives at 14:30, transfer to Hotel, ovrernight at hotel in Phnompenh.
Breakfast at hotel; visit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed. Then drive to visit the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek (15 km south of Phnom Penh). Between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners) were detained and tortured at the S-21 prison and transported to extermination camp of Choeng Ek. Visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), the Market has gained reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument. Enjoy Sunset Cruise on the Tonle Sap and Mekong Rivers in Phnom Penh, it bursts into 4 branches. Accommodation at hotel
Breakfast at hotel then transfer to station for Bus to Siem reap, departure at 08:30
(Distance: 314 Km – Time: 6-7hours) arrival Siem Reap around 14:20, pick up and transfer to hotel, overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Breakfast at hotel; 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. Proceed to visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Lunch box will be provided at villager’s house in Srah Srang Village. Afternoon, visit Banteay Srei temple (10th c), regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art and continue to visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the Victory Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, Terrace of Elephant, Bayon temple is the most famous temple built by King Jayavarman VII with 226 faces of the Avolokitesvara on the Top of 45 towers, overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Morning, drive to the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (60Kms from Siem Reap). There is a lot to see in the approximately 2 hours drive as it takes you through many lively villages and along kilometers of rice paddies. Explore the long abandoned temple (11th century), strangled by the jungle. A further 1 hr drive brings you to Koh Ker, situated in the northeast of Siem Reap. Discover the long abandoned temples in the forests of northern Cambodia. Also known as Chok Gargyar, it served as the capital of Jayavarman IV (reigned 928-42). His son and successor Harshavarman I moved the capital back to Angkor in 944. There are a remarkable number of religious buildings in the Koh Ker region, considering the short space of time that it was the capital of the empire. There are more than 30 major structures and experts believe there may have been as many as 100 minor sacred buildings in the region. It was also a prolific period for gigantic sculpture and several of the most impressive pieces in the National Museum in Phnom Penh come from Koh Ker, including a huge garuda (half-man, half-bird creature). Return to Siem Reap, dinner at with Apsara Dance show, overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight departure. End of services.
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