16 DAY VIETNAM & CAMBODIA HERITAGE PATH
- Tour code: IP-P08
- Duration: 16 DAYS 15 NIGHTS
- Discover Halong Bay(World Heritage site), visit vast caves and white sand beaches, take to the water for a swim or a kayak
- Explorer Hue - The ancient capital of Imperial Vietnam
- Visit Hoi An - The Ancient Town
- Explore MeKong delta, Vinh Trang pagoda, coconut candy mill, enjoy season fruit & honey tea to the sound of " South VietNamese folk music
- Explore Cu Chi tunnel which included the special constructed living areas
- Discover the beauty of Acient buidings at of the Champa Kingdom.
Day 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI
Arriving at Noi Bai airport, we will greet you at airport with Welcome signboard and then you will be transfered to hotel in Hanoi - the capital city of Vietnam, is an elegant city located on the banks of the Red River with tranquil Restored Sword Lake at its heart.
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 2: HANOI – HALONG WORLD HERITAGE - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE
With over 1600 islets, countless towering limestone karsts and hidden jungle caves, Vietnam’s “Bay of Descending Dragons” is a must-see destination for every traveller to Southeast Asia. Stay for 1 night in the bay aboard a Halong Bay cruise to experience all that this magical landscape has to offer.
Wake early to meet your driver at your hotel for transfer to the ports of Halong Bay. Relax on the 3.5 hour journey, ready for 2 days 1 night of exploring ahead. At the port, board your traditional junk boat and set sail through the emerald green waters of Halong Bay. Admire the endless islands and jungle-clad limestone karsts of this fascinating UNESCO World Heritage site and sit down to a delicious lunch on the sundeck of the boat.
In the afternoon, head off of the boat to visit vast caves and white sand beaches, hidden among the towering rock formations, and take to the water for a swim or a kayak. Then attend a cooking demonstration with our Chef to learn one of the most popular cuisines in Vietnam
In the evening, there is plenty of time to relax on the junk's sundeck, before a sumptuous dinner with your fellow guests.
Day 3: HALONG – HANOI
Take advantage of the cool morning breeze to start your day. Enjoy breakfast while you sail through the majestic peaks.
Then we will hike to visit cave or panoramic sea views
Back on your boat, enjoy lunch then head back to the marina. Spend your last few hours soaking up the scenery before the journey back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at late afternoon,
Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: HANOI AT LEISURE - TRAIN TO HUE
You are free at leisure until our driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to railway station for night train. Overnight on train ( 4 berth shared cabin
Day 5: HUE ARRIVAL – FREE AT LEISURE
Arrival in Hue in the morning, you will be free at leisure to explore by your own expense.
Overnight in Hue
Day 6: HUE FULLDAY TEMPLES TOUR
Hue was the capital city of the Nguyen lords that took over Vietnam, in 1802. The Nguyen dynasty, that lasted 13 kings and 143 years, and was the last imperial dynasty. The french had a big part in establishing the Nguyen dynasty and also its downfall, when the communist-led VietCong movement took power in the “August Revolution” of 1945.
From 07:30 A.M – 08:00 A.M: Pick up guests at the hotel by bus. We will begin the day with The Royal Tombs: Minh Mang – Khai Dinh, stop on the way to visit The Traditional Martial Art Van An, The Conical Hat Village & The Incense Making Village. Lunch at the local restaurant
Listed by UNESCO as world heritage the Imperial city is the walled fortress and palace built in 1805, surrounded by moat. It took thousands of workers 27 years to build the city and walls 6.6 meters in height, 21 meters thick and 10 kilometers in circumference. It’s divided into two main parts excluding houses and mansions: The Citadel.
Finally return on a gentle boat ride as you watch the sunset over the Perfume river, named such because in fall the flowers from orchards upriver fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma. Do not miss the Sunset on the Perfume River! Transfer back to your hotel.
Overnight in Hue
Day 7: HUE – HOIAN
After breakfast, from 07:30 – 08:30 A.M, you are free until we transfer you to Hoian via Hai Van Pass.
The distance from Hue to Hoi An is 145km. On the beautiful road from Hue to Hoi An, there are many famous heritage places in Vietnam that Foreigner are interested in, shouldn’t miss, such as: Thanh Toan village, Lang Co beach, Hai Van Pass, My Khe beach, Marble mountain (entrance fee is not included).
Arrive Hoian at around 14:00 P.M. On the way . You are free at leisure in Hoian for beak break or take bicyle for explore ancient town.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 8: HOIAN – MY SON SANCTUARY
My Son, is the ancient grounds for Hindu worship of the Champa Kingdom, the first civilisation to settle in Vietnam. This highly refined civilisation invented the irrigation system still used in rice farms today. As well as being very good at agriculture and successful as pirates, they were amazing builders. Over 70 temples once spread across My Son, the Holyland, dating back between the 4th and 14th centuries. Today, all of what we know about this long and prosperous civilization is from these intricately carved and depicted Hindu temples exteriors. Although much of the cites temples have been destroyed in battle and most recently carpet bombing by the American army, the majority of the temple sites in the centre of the complex have survived and are being preserved by UNSECO.
You’ll have the chance to walk the ground where over 20 temples remain intact, with intricate carving and sculptures to see. Followed by a boat trip upriver to visit a few villages, inlcuding the Kim Bong Village, where the tradition of carpentry has been passed down through the generations and still remains today.
8:00 – 08:30 A.M: our guide pick you up at your hotel and depart to My Son Sanctuary - The World Cultural Heritage. This Holy Land is surrounded by the marvelous mountains, 48km west of Hoi An. My Son was chosen as a religious center, built in the late 4th century under the Cham’s King Bhadravaman. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people, tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham.
9:00: Arrive at My Son and we'll have 2 hours to discover the site by walking throughout the landscape, learning histories with our local English speaking guide, enjoying the Champa's traditional performances.
11:00: Get back to mini van and move to a local house to learn how to make ricepaper, you will enjoy your own hand-making product later on!
11:30: Back to the van and have lunch at another local house. relax with cold herbal tea, nice foods and fresh air.
12:30 Take a boat trip to Hoi An with nice and cool breeze on boarding, beautiful river scenery on the biggest river in the Central of vietnam named as Thu Bon River.
13:30: arrive at Hoi An, we will drop you at your hotel.
Overnight in Hoian
Day 9: HOIAN – DANANG - FLY TO HO CHI MINH
You are free a leisure until be transferred to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Our driver will hold welcome signboard with your name on then transfer to hotel in Ho Chi Minh for check in.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
Day 10: EXPLORE FULLDAY MEKONG DELTA (MY THO – BEN TRE)
A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit.
Breakfast at hotel.
From 07:30 – 08:15 A.M, we will pick you up at your hotel. Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.
Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time.
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 at around 17:30.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 11: CU CHI TUNNEL HALFDAY TOUR
From 07:15 – 08:30 A.M: we pick up from your hotel to transfer to the Cu Chi tunnels. The trip to Cu Chi will take approximately one and a half hours by bus.
Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by introductory video about how the tunnels were constructed and how the people survived in the harsh conditions during times of war.
Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the special constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs.
You will also see and learn about the many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, special tea and cassava (guerilla fighters food during the war) will be served. Break time for relax or time for those who want to try their aim on the shooting range, firing the same model guns that were used in the war (Bullet fee is not included)
Return to Saigon at around 13:30
Day 12: HO CHI MINH – BUS TO PHNOM PENH
You are free at leisure until we transfer to bus station for day bus to Phnom Penh. Arrival in Phnom Penh, You will be transfer to your selected hotel. (Hotel check in time 2pm.) Relax at the hotel for freshen up. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 13: PHNOM PENH – S21 – RUSSIAN MARKET – BUS TO SIEM REAP
Morning after breakfast at hotel, enjoy Phnom Penh city tour visit Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda that located in the same compound. Next, visit Toul Sleng, the Genocide Museum (S 21). We stop at Russian Market for souvenir shopping and lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon transfer to Siem Reap by express bus or van (no tour guide). Arrival Siem Reap pick up by our driver and transfer to your selected hotel.
Dinner on own account and overnight in Siem Reap
Day 14: FULLDAY ANGKOR COMPLEX
After breakfast, at 08:00 - 08:30 A.M our guide pick you up at your hotel and we begin to visit the impressive South Gate of Angkor Thom. Then, we visit Bayon temple , the second main temple of Cambodia, after Angkor Wat. After that, we explore Ta Prom temple , another Buddhist temple covered by dense tropical forest where the ‘Tomb Raider’ movie was filmed.
Next up, satisfy your hunger at one of the many local restaurants within the Angkor Complex with some tasty Cambodian eats!
Then you will be at the enormous and beautiful Angkor Wat, the “7th Wonder of the World”, and the world largest religious complex in the world, with excellent masterpiece carvings, sculptures and perfect structure.
We will enjoy a beautiful sunset view from the top of Phnom Bakheng. The temples on this tour are among the biggest in the Angkor Complex and Phnom Bakheng has a 300 person limit at the peak, so we keep the temple count small to ensure enough time at each marvelous stop!
Day 15: FLOATING VILLAGE AT TOLE SAP LAKE
At 08:30 A.M Meet your English-speaking guide at your hotel and drive to the quiet fishing village of Kompong Phluk and board a shared boat. Visit the serene floating village and discover the centuries-old lifestyle of the lake's inhabitants. Cruise on the Tonlesap Lake and enjoy the natural splendor of the area. After a peaceful day on the lake, return to the port and drive back to Siem Reap Town.
Explore not only the biggest lake in South East Asia with its beautiful scenery, but also the culture of the local people who live on and off the water. Relax for a bit on the way back and then hop-off for a short visit to the village of Khmer with its traditional Khmer houses. Back to hotel at around 13:00
Dinner on own account and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 16: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE
Your driver will meet you at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your onward flight home.
End of services!
- Carefully selected accommodation with daily breakfast based on double/twin sharing room.
- Meals at local restaurant as indicated
- English-speaking local guide in each destination
- Tour activity as mentioned
- Land transfers by air-con vehicle including airports pick up & drop off
- Sightseeing and permit fees during guided times
- Cruise in Halong bay
- Boat trip in Mekong delta & Tolesap
- A bottle of water for guided day tour
- Vietnam & Cambodia visa
- Night train ticket: Hanoi - Hue
- Domestic flight: Danang – Ho Chi Minh
- Express bus: Ho Chi Minh – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
- Compulsory dinner for New Year & Christmas
- Travel insurance
- Late checkout, early check-in
- Drinks, laundry, tips, person
- Other not stated above
|Hotel||Price/ Person||Singsle Supplement|
|Hotel 3*||1059 USD||579 USD|
|Hotel 4*||1475 USD||896 USD|