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Halong Bay to Angkor Wat

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Destinations: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Siem Reap
Starts in/Finishes in: Hanoi/Siem Reap
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Duration: 10 days

Travel Style: Classic & Culture , Cruise Holidays , Multi-country Tours
Suitable: First timers, Culture seekers, Cruise lovers

TRIP IN DETAILS

When you arrive at Noi Bai International airport in Hanoi, you’ll be welcome by one of our representative and transferred to your hotel in the downtown. The remainder of the day will be all yours to stroll around the Old Quarter of Hanoi and its raucous streets full of traditional vendors and artisans. Or, if it suits you better, simply relax and unwind at your hotel for the night.

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, is a modern city that retains a unique old World charm and some of Asia’s most striking colonial architecture. The many lakes and parks give the city a relaxing atmosphere.

Meals: None
Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals:
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

After a breakfast worth writing home about, you’ll jump head-first into Hanoi’s sights and sounds on a tour that covers all the essentials. You’ll visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes the Mausoleum, Uncle Ho’s former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the One-Pillar Pagoda and The Temple of Literature, which, dating back to 1070, is Vietnam’s oldest university.

After lunch, explore the enthralling Museum of Ethnology, which contains an extensive display of life-size structures dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minorities. Next, enjoy an hour-long cyclo ride winding through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter – a must for any visitor to Hanoi! The remainder of the day will be your own. In the evening, you will sit down for a welcome dinner at a restored colonial building.

Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner
Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

At 08.00, you will be picked up at your hotel and start the scenic 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay, one of the most spectacular UNESCO World Heritage Areas and the world’s largest marine limestone ‘karst’ landscape. Enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta countryside and have a short break en-route at Yen Duc Village where you will sit down for a traditional water puppet performance. After a tasty lunch at the village, continue your route to Halong Bay. Meet the crew upon boarding the traditional wooden junk with cruise briefing, then relax while the boat heads towards the secluded islands. You might go up to the sundeck to capture the fascinating rock formations before paddling around Cap La fishing village by kayak. Return to your boat for swimming [if weather permits] or just relaxing on deck with a drink to watch the sunset. Enjoy a freshly prepared seafood dinner under the stars.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on Dragon Pearl Junk on Bai Tu Long Bay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

Enjoy morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee, followed by breakfast in the fresh air. Start cruising to Cong Dam while discovering geological values of Bai Tu Long Bay. Enjoy another kayak experience through the hidden lagoons and geological park in Cong Dam and go swimming in the crystal water. After BBQ lunch on the beach [if weather permits], cruise to Hon Co Island for swimming or kayaking to discover the stunning scenery of the Bay. Explore the well-hidden and less visited cave in the middle of the bay. Dinner and Overnight on Dragon Pearl Junk.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Overnight on Dragon Pearl Junk on Bai Tu Long Bay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight Cruises
Transportation: Shuttle Bus

Enjoy an early morning swim (if weather permits) followed by breakfast. You will visit a fishing village by a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pearl farms before cruising back to the main harbor for the drive straight to Noi Bai airport in Hanoi for a late afternoon flight to Danang. On arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, Plane

8:30 AM, your guide will meet you at your hotel lobby and show you around the old town. You’ll start a walking tour with numerous places of interest: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, a museum and the colorful local market. Following the narrow lanes, you walk along tiny streets with houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectures. After your walking tour, your time will be at leisure to wander around or go shopping. Your lunch will be at a local restaurant. The remainder of the day will be your own.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation:

A free morning in Hoi An to spend as your wish!

Apart from exploring Hoi An’s World Heritage architecture & colorful market on foot, you might visit Vietnam’s grandest Cham ruins at My Son; attend a cooking class at a riverside restaurant; or join other travelers to get up close and personal to daily farming and fishing life. For early risers, why not capture the real Hoi An by joining a 4-hour photography tour led by a local expat expert? If you want to go below, hop on a boat to Cu Lao Cham Island for a fun and relaxing day to explore exotic coral reefs and marine life [best between March & September]. If you’d like any of these activities to be included during your free time in Hoi An, just let it be known during your enquiry, or ask one of the Travel Specialists.

In the afternoon, transfer to Danang airport for an afternoon flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will be welcomed and driven to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Overnight in Siem Reap

 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, Plane

You’ll depart from your hotel early, at about 04.00 – 05.00, for sunrise outside Angkor Wat. You’ll enter the gate temple in darkness (please bring a torch) from the little visited eastern site, and creep along hoary cloistered corridors past the longest stretch of bas-relief carvings in the world. Soak up the atmosphere of dawn at Angkor, from the edge of one of the ancient library pools. Explore the interior of the great temple, spending a thorough two hours discovering the corridors, central chambers and upper terraces of this truly great temple. Your expert local guide will decipher the myriad of stories behind the bas-relief carvings, and give you an insight into life during the height of the Khmer empire. End your touring at Angkor with breakfast outside the temple (take away, from your hotel), and a short rest. Continue the morning by driving through Angkor Thom city and visit the temple of Bayon before moving on to Baphuon temple.

In the afternoon, visit the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, one of the most atmospheric of all temples in Angkor and sister site of Preah Khan. Once home to 2,740 monks, Ta Prohm today looks much as it did in the early 1850s, when French explorer Henri Mouhot ‘rediscovered’ this crumbling site. At the end of the day, catch a final sunset glimpse of Angkor Wat, then return to our hotel. Today is a long but fulfilling day which will leave you with lifetime memories of some of the most impressive monuments built by mankind.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle

After breakfast, you’ll be pick up and driven to Siem Reap River, for a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to visit the village of Kompong Pluk, where you can ‘go native’ aboard a dugout canoe for a paddle through the flooded forest near the village. You will return to the city for lunch. The afternoon will be your own!

Kampong Pluk is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the flood-plain of Tonle Sap about 16km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. (Note: Due to the reason that Kompong Pluk floating Village is dried during the period from Mar – Aug, we reserve our rights to change the visit of Kompong Pluk floating village to the floating village of Chong Kneas instead).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel
Transportation: Private vehicle, Boat

After breakfast, your time will be your own until you’re picked up for your departure flight.

Meals: Breakfast

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Accommodation:
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PRICE & INCLUSION

From: US$ per person for a private tour of minimum 6 guests traveling together
Valid till October 31, 2021

Meals: 8 Breakfasts, 3 Dinners, 5 Lunches, 1 Brunch
Transportation: Private vehicle, Shuttle Bus, Plane, Boat
Accommodation: 9 Nights
  • All pick-ups and transfers by private vehicles with experienced drivers.
  • Accommodation in Twin/Double share basis, and 2 nights on a cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay.
  • Domestic flight ticket: Hanoi – Danang (economy class by Vietnam Airlines)
  • Regional flight ticket from Danang to Siem Reap (economy class by Vietnam Airlines or Cambodia Angkor Air)
  • Experienced English speaking local guides and guide on the boat in Bai Tu Long Bay
  • Meals as indicated in the programme
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the programme
  • 1 hour cyclo ride & First class water puppet tickets
  • VAT and all other taxes
  • Entry visa to Vietnam & Cambodia
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program.
  • Travel Insurances

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