1 Arrival in Hanoi
in Hanoi Meeting & greeting at the airport upon your arrival and
transfer to hotel for check-in and tour briefing. If time permits
we will take an orientation tour around central Hanoi.
2: Hanoi (B)
we'll be on a full day tour to discover the most outstanding attractions
of Hanoi. First we pay a visit to the complex of memorials to Ho
Chi Minh to know his amazing life. Continue to the Single Pillar
Pagoda and the Temple of Literature to gain understanding of the
two driving forces in Vietnam culture.
we visit the Museum of Ethnology which exhibits a large collection
of artifacts about the cultures of the 54 ethnic groups in the country.
Next we enjoy a rickshaw ride through the lively Old Quarter, a
series of 36 ancient streets where peddlers still trade the way
they have done for centuries. The rickshaw tour ends up at an old
house on Ma May Street, an example of dwellings in the 19 century.
Later we walk through the busy traffic to the water puppet theatre
and enjoy a performance of the famed traditional art form created
by village farmers around the Red River Delta region.
3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
morning we journey east to Halong Bay, Vietnam's greatest natural
wonder. Board a beautiful traditional wooden junk and spend a full
day and night cruising the bay's 3000 magnificent limestone islets.
the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning
lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity
for an evening swim from the side of the boat.
overnight aboard. NOTE: Kayaks are available if specified at time
4: Halong - Hanoi - Saigon (B, L)
up to fresh coffee then further cruising and more sightseeing. En
route the junk weaves through impressive rock formations that invite
comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even further!
and return to Hanoi for a flight to Saigon, the largest city of
Vietnam. Meet up with our local guide upon arrival and transfer
5: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels - Saigon (B, L)
breakfast we travel west to Cu Chi to explore the legendary network
of underground combat tunnels where our guide will explain how the
Vietcong survived and fought during the Vietnam War. Now the tunnels
are a major site of interest for tourists and historians, and those
interested in Vietnam's military history.
to Ho Chi Minh city and continue sightseeing the Former Presidential
Palace, the War Remnant Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central
Post Office, the Opera House, the City Hall, and Ben Thanh Market.
6: Saigon - My Tho - Can Tho in Mekong Delta (B, L)
the hustle and bustle of Saigon behind and journey to Mekong Delta,
a world that lives and works on the waters.
in My Tho, a prosperous town just 80 km from Saigon, we take a boat
to an insular village to visit family workshops producing handicrafts
and candy from coconut. Tasting seasonal tropical fruits in an exuberant
orchard, we ride a horse cart to a typical Delta house and enjoy
folk music by amateurs.
by local sampan through the small canals and side arms of the river
to further experience river life. For lunch we'll sample regional
specialties such as Elephant Ear Fish, Rice Ball, etc…
a pleasant break we travel to Can Tho where we take a spin around
Ninh Kieu Quay - bustling and exciting with river life on Hau River.
7: Can Tho - Saigon - Siem Reap, Cambodia (B)
morning, we take a boat to the extraordinary market of Cai Rang.
Famous as one of the largest markets on the complex of waterways
that comprise the Mekong Delta, hundreds of boats packed
with local produces gather and make for an exciting maze. Boats
come to us from all sides, offering fruits, vegetables, plants,
foods, etc… Sellers advertise their wares by hanging samples high
atop bamboo poles so that their customers can find from afar. It
is a great view of how commerce actually happens in the Mekong.
boat tour is capped off with an orchard visit. We then return to
Saigon to take a flight to Siem Reap. Meet up with our local guide
on arrival and drive to the hotel.
8: Siem Reap (B, D)
we start exploring the wonders left by a highly complex civilization
that controlled the greater part of Southeast Asia for four centuries.
Enter the Great City of Angkor Thom through the South Gate
and visit the temples of Baphoun and Phimeanakas, the Terraces of
Elephant and Leper King, and the mysterious smiling Bayon.
a break then continue with the fascinating temples of Ta Prohm,
Banteay Kdei, Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say Thevoda, and the Royal
Bath of Sras Srang. Hike up Phnom Bakheng to behold the magnificent
sunset into the land of temples.
dinner with entertainment from Apsara dancers and a leisurely
walk in the merry tourist centre, taking in the Night Market.
9: Siem Reap (B)
morning we'll be touring the epic Angkor Wat complex. Built
in the 12th century as the capital of King Suryavarman II's kingdom,
this is the largest and best-preserved of the Angkor temples. It
is the apogee of classical Khmer architecture and has become a symbol
of Cambodia, appearing on the national flag, and stands on par with
such other monumental achievements as Machu Picchu and the Great
the afternoon we drive out of town to the rural village of Pour
Krom and walk through this lovely village to see local life. We
enjoy an ox cart ride through the village before transferring
to Chong Knies village to enjoy a boat trip on Tonle Sap great
lake to see the fascinating floating village communities. Back
in town, we tour Les Artisans d'Angkor, the rebirth of Khmer Arts.
10: Siem Reap -Phnom Penh (B)
a morning flight to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia.
the afternoon we tour the opulent Royal Palace with the dazzling
Silver Pagoda, the impressive National Museum, the hilltop temple
of Wat Phnom, the Independence Monument. Mosey along Sisowath Quay
at sunset and take the opportunity to see stalls selling fried cockroaches,
spiders, crickets or grasshoppers or other culinary delights.
11: Phnom Penh (B)
in the exotic sights and sounds of the Central Market located in
a distinctive domed Art Deco building, a labyrinth of stalls offering
from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts, jewelry and more.
the notorious Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and the infamous Cheoung
Ek Killing Fields - proofs of the crimes against mankind
by Khmer Rouge.The rest of the day will be free at own leisure.
12: Phnom Penh - Bangkok
until departure to the airport for the flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival
at Bangkok airport you will be met by our tour representative and
transferred to your hotel for check-in and tour briefing. The remainder
of the day will be at your own leisure. Free time, subject to flight
13: Bangkok City Tour (B, L)
we take a full day tour of Bangkok, "The Pearl of Asia".
Our tour includes the Royal Grand Palace, one of the most beautiful
buildings of ancient Siam. Visit Wat Po, one of the oldest temples
in Bangkok and home of the famous 45 meter reclining Buddha as well
as the original school of traditional Thai massage. Explore Wat
Trimit, home to the Golden Buddha.
lunch, we travel by long tailed boat on the picturesque Chao Phraya
River and canals to see the serene family homes and temples along
the water ways. On our return journey we visit the Royal Barge Museum
and Wat Arun, the Temple of Dawn.
14: Bangkok (B)
day at your own leisure to explore the many magnificent Palaces
and Temples, shop for bargains
15: Bangkok -
before transferring to the airport for the departure flight.
Group tour starting every Saturday
Dates & Price (per person)
Departures- 4 Star hotels
- Sept 2016
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