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7 Nights & 8 Days Vietnam & Cambodia Highlight
(8 Days - Departs Daily on a Private Basis)
Ho Chi Minh, Cu Chi, Hanoi, Halong Bay, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Floating Villages
Day 1: Ho Chi Minh Arrival (D)
Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, transfer to hotel for check-in. A short sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon): visit the Hundred Years Red Cathedral (Notre Dame Cathedral), The Old Post Officeand The People’s Committee Hall. Accommodation at hotel in Saigon.
Meal: Indian Dinner
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels – Fly to Hanoi (B/L/-)
After breakfast, a one and half hour drive takes you to Cu Chi Underground Tunnel where human knowledge has been enriched by experiencing a web-like tunnel system of more than 200km in length which used to be the shelters of guerrillas during the war against American troops. After lunch, transfer to the airport for the flight to Hanoi. On arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast/ Indian Lunch
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)
7.30 – 8.00: Cruise Shuttle bus will pick you up at your hotel, and depart for the 3.5 hour drive that takes you through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Upon arriving in Halong, board a wooden junk are designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. Set sail on a join-in cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving you the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site. While on board, you will be served a sumptuous fresh seafood lunch. There will be opportunities to swim on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck and visit one of the most beautiful limestone grotto. When the sun sets, we will drop anchor for the night, near a remote island. This junk has a lovely dining room, bar, and private bedrooms with showers. Accommodation on board in Halong Bay.
Note: 2 days cruise itinerary is subject to change bases on each cruise company, English speaking guide is available on board.
Meal: Breakfast/ Vietnamese Lunch/ Vietnamese Dinner
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi(B/L/-)
Morning enjoy the sunrise breakfast with tea, coffee, milk, cake, etc. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. Cruises back to the dock while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Boat arrive at harbor by noon andyou will be transferred back to Hanoi by cruise shuttle bus. Overnight in Hanoi.
Meal: Breakfast/ VietnameseLunch
Day 5: Hanoi Half Day City Tour – Fly to Siem Reap (B/L/-)
This morning, take Hanoi city tour covering Ba Dinh historical square and Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (Close on Monday, Friday & from 15th Jun to 15th Aug for maintenance), Ho Chi Minh house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature (The 1st University of Vietnam).After having lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, where you will be met and transferred to hotel for two-night stay. Upon arrival, welcome by tour guide in Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap!
Meal: Breakfast/ Indian Lunch
Day 6: Angkor Wat Discover (B/L/-)
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 and lunch at local restaurant!
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reigned 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. Have funny time at bars and pubs at Angkor night market! Overnight in Siem Reap!
Meal: Breakfast/ Indian Lunch
Day 7: Floating Villages – Siem Reap City Tour (B/L/-)
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. 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. Lunch at local restaurant!
Afternoon 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. Dinner and overnight in Siem Reap!
Meal: Breakfast/ Indian Lunch
Day 8: Siem Reap Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel, free leisure on own arrangement until time transfer to airport for flight onwards! On the way if there is time we will visit Puok, the real and original place of the Artisans d’Angkor silk, where you will see the full process of silk producing, from the silk worms munch on the Mulberry leaves to spin their cocoons which used to make silk warp. You of course will see the weaving work and purchase the high quality silk products as a beautiful Cambodia souvenir. Straight to Siemreap airport for your departure! END OF SERVICES
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
+ Hotel accommodation in double/twin/triple sharing basic with daily breakfast, tax and service charge
+ 01 night overnight on cruise in Halong Bay (transfer by cruise shuttle bus)
+ Transfersand transportation by air-conditioned vehicle (Included fuel, gas, tax, parking charges, etc.)
+ All activities and entrance fees as indicated in the day-by-day itinerary
+ Local experienced English speaking guides during tour (except leisure time)
+ Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
+ Boat trip & cruise as per tour
+ Mineral water available on the vehicles
+ Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter (for Indian passport holders)
COST PER PERSON :- USD 705 /-
:- INR 50190 /-
TOUR PRICE EXCLUDES:
+ All International flight tickets from/to Vietnam
+ Domestic flight:
· Ho Chi Minh – Hanoi: from 60 USD/person/one way
· Hanoi – Siem Reap: from 110 USD/person/one way
+ Tip for drivers and guides: 3 USD/person/day
+ Travel insurance; Personal Expenses
+ All drinks and any meals not mentioned above in the day-by-day itinerary
+ Optional tours, kayaking on boat in Ha Long
+ Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and Peak Season Surcharges for the following periods:
- Lunar New Year from 30Jan 2019 to 10 February 2019
- Victory Day & Labor Day from 29 April to 02 May 2019
- Independent Day from 02 September to 03 September 2019
- Christmas Eve gala dinner (December 24, 2019)
- New Year’s Eve gala dinner (December 31, 2019)
- New Year & Holiday: 24 December 2019 to 10 January 2020
- Lunar New Year from 19 Jan 2020 to 29 Jan 2020
+ Early check in or late checkout are not mentioned in our program
- Check in time at hotel 14:00pm - Check out time at hotel 12:00pm
+ Other services not mentioned above
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