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FOLLOW THE CULTURAL TRAIL VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA TOUR
Welcome to Siem Reap, you will meet our tour guide and driver to transfer to the hotel to check in. Siem Reap is an area located in the northwest part of Cambodia. Once the seat of power for the great Khmer Empire, this location is home to the most ornate temples and as such is the most popular tourist site for those taking a tour of Cambodia. The balance of the day will be free at your leisure. Meals on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
Today, set off to encounter the beautiful temples which are considered Angkor’s jewels. The day starts with the visit to Ta Prohm, perhaps most popularly known as The Tomb Raider temple. This beautiful temple is overgrown with fig trees, giving it a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. Get inside the reinforced city of Angkor Thom to admire the mysterious Bayon temple, crowned with a large number of serene faces sculpted on its towers. Also, take this chance to learn more about the intricate carvings of the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Wind your way to Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th Centuries, around the time when the temple was built.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
On this day, you are free at your leisure until being picked up and transferred (without a guide) to Siem Reap Airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh. The guide and driver will pick you up at the airport and then you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. Your room is at your disposal at 2:00 PM.
In the afternoon, we will transfer to Bitexco Tower where you admire a 360-degree view of the city at 178m and enjoy a Heineken beer. Back to the hotel, dinner on your own.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will start the trip to depart for My Tho, the town that 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 the country lane and see orchards, and enjoy tropical fruits, and folk song music performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Ride a hand-rowed sampan through the Thoi Son canal and treat yourself to the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit the honey-bee farm, and enjoy the honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around Tan Thach village, and meeting the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoying the cool breeze for those who can’t join the cycling trip. Afterward, you will be back in Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight at the hotel.
Today’s tour will begin at 07:30. After breakfast drives away from the city center toward the Cu Chi district. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road, and other scenes typical of southern Vietnam.
Arrive at the entrance of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. Hear the tales of how these tunnels were built while walking through the forest. Visit two sections of the tunnel where it is possible to crawl inside to experience first-hand what life was like living underground. There are also several other informative displays and war relics around the area to explore.
After this morning’s Cu Chi Tunnels tour, transferred to the airport for the departure flight to Da nang. You will be collected by our local guide at Airport and transferred to the hotel for check-in (Check-in time at 02.00 PM earlier time will be up on arrival). Relax after a long flight at the hotel and have lunch on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
07:45 – 08:00 AM Be picked up at the hotel in Da Nang. Transfer to Ba Na hills (35km) and take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, The Old Villas of French, the Golden bridge…
Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden… Experience the hill climbing train (the first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), and flower garden Le Jardin D’amour. A buffet lunch will be severed at the restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will be free for joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with a series of interesting games: 4 – 5D film, skiver, The death race, dinosaur park… (2 hours). Or discover Ba Na hills on your own.
03:00 PM: Back to the cable car. Dinner on your own.
Overnight at the hotel.
Check out of the hotel this morning and leave your luggage in the lobby. The staff will keep it safe for you. tour guide pick you up at your hotel. Depart for Son Tra Peninsula, you will visit Linh Ung Pagoda. After that, the bus will take you to Marble Mountains. You could explore many mysterious caves.
The bus will move to the ancient town of Hoi An. The tour guide will take you for the visit: to Japan bridge pagoda, Phuc Kien hall, Tan Ky old house, and Phung Hung old house. Dinner on your own.
Overnight at the hotel in Da nang.
Check out of the hotel this morning and our driver will pick you up to transfer to Danang airport to take your domestic flight to Hanoi.
Once arrive in Hanoi, you will be warmly welcomed by our tour guide to transfer to your hotel to check-in (The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards). We will have half day city tour and visit:
- The Temple of Literature. Explore the incredible compound which was constructed in 1076. Hear stories of the buildings’ history, getting a glimpse into the past when it served as a university and temple.
- Finish your day with a walk through the Old Quarter, learning about Vietnam’s traditional ways of life while crossing the maze of streets and lanes. Continue walking through the busy Hang Be Market and around Hoan Kiem Lake. Snap some photos and chat with the locals on the way.
Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
The following breakfast leaves Hanoi for a 3-hour drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minutes stop on the way. Arrive at the jetty in Halong City towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities.
After the welcome onboard, be served lunch while cruising towards the bay.
In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary) or just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day, the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.
Overnight on cruise
Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breathtaking beauty of Halong Bay’s landscape. Continue cruising to explore more of the bay and enjoy the brunch breakfast before returning to the Jetty at noon time. Around 11.30 am, transfer back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own account.
Overnight at the hotel.
Free time for last-minute shopping or optional visit before transferring to Noi Bai airport for departure flight.
End of tour!
1. Cancellation policy:
– Any cancellation 35 days prior to arrival date: NO charge (except in case of deposit or issuing the flight tickets to guarantee the seats)
– Any cancellation between 35 days to 20 days prior to arrival date: 25% charge
– Any cancellation between 20 days to 10 days prior to arrival date: 50% charge
– Any cancellation less than 10 days: 100% charge
2. Payment policy:
– Full payment is required soonest possible & at the latest by 35 days prior to the arrival date (except in case we have a credit agreement)
– The deposit will be required in case we need to deposit to hotels or airlines
– The bank fees (transfer fees and correspondence fees are on the sender)
Method of payment:
• By credit card
• By bank transfer
Please note for any kind of payment: the bank fee is on the sender
Payment due: The special payment deadline will be applied and indicated in specific bookings in the tour confirmation. Generally, we request payment at 2 weeks in advance for FIT & 30 days in advance for GIT. In case, we have to deposit to the suppliers to guarantee the service availability, we will request you to settle the deposit to us accordingly
4. Booking process notes:
– Upon receipt of your request or booking, we will immediately send a short notice to acknowledge the receipt
– We will deal with your requests or bookings and send out our detailed proposal or tour confirmation within 24 hours (or soonest possible) with details of specific terms & conditions
5. Cancellation/ No show
The specific cancellation fee will be indicated in the tour confirmation for specific bookings. This is due to the fact that each hotel and each supplier apply a different cancellation policy.
Any cancellation due to irresistible reasons such as war, strikes, earthquakes, etc. will be subject to no charge.
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