Day 1 Hanoi
On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport and after completing the Visa on Arrival formalities, our local representative will welcome you and to take you to your hotel (Check-in time is 3.00 pm). In the afternoon, go on an exciting ‘cyclo ride’ around the charming French Quarter. These three-wheel bicycle taxis will take you past landmarks like the Opera House, St. Joseph’s Cathedral and Rue Paul Bert (now Trang Tien Street). Also stop at picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake and visit Ngoc Son temple – which is on a small island, connected to the shore by an elegant scarlet bridge. Take a short walking tour around Hanoi’s famous Old Quarter of 36 old streets – with a stop at the central Dong Xuan market. Overnight in Hanoi. (D)
Day 2 Halong Bay
Today you will be taken to Halong Bay to board your cruise. In the afternoon you are free to relax on deck and gain unparalleled views of Halong in slow motion. You will visit Titop Island, the biggest island in Halong. You will also be taken by tender to the OngCam floating house – one of few existing houses left after the traditional floating villages were relocated to the mainland, A quick look at the ruins of a floating village will give you an insight to how people lived in simple floating houses. Overnight in your cruise cabin. (B, L, D)
Day 3 Siem Reap
After breakfast the cruise sails to a remote island, where you will see less-known caves. Climb several rugged stone stairs to admire a number of stalactites forming a very complex structure in these caves. After lunch you disembark from the cruise for a transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, a popular resort town in north-western Cambodia and a gateway to the Angkor region. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B, L, D)
Day 4 Siem Reap
Today you will be taken on a tour of Angkor, which was the capital city of the ancient Khmer Empire. The Angkor complex includes several temples such as Angkor Wat, Bayon, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm, as well as other architectural masterpieces like the Terrace of the Elephants – an impressive terrace wall adorned with carved elephants. In the afternoon you will be taken to visit Angkor Wat Temple dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu, which is so fabulous that it is included in the World Wonders List. Your last stop is at Pre Rup temple, from where you will gain a romantic sunset view. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B, L, D)
Day 5 Ho Chi Minh City
Today you will visit Wat Thmei (The Killing Fields), a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the brutal Khmer Rouge regime. Thereafter, visit the ‘Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecole’, the finest authentic Khmer arts and crafts centre. You then visit the Wat Bo pagoda which was founded in the 18th century and boasts of unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana). Later you are driven to the airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon).
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (B, L, D)
Day 6 Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast today, head out of Ho Chi Minh City to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. This network of underground tunnels, stretching over 200 km., is one of the most famous and historical aspects of the Vietnam War. It was built by the Viet Cong army in the 1940s as protection from French air raids during the Indochina conflict.This visit includes weapon and booby-trap exhibitions, visiting different underground bunkers featuring kitchens, meeting rooms, ammunition depots and hospitals The Cu Chi Tunnels offer a poignant reminder of the hardships suffered during war. In the afternoon on a city tour you will see Saigon’s historic landmarks: On a stroll down Dong Khoi Street, you will pass classic European landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office designed by famous architect Gustave Eiffel.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (B, L, D)
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City.Today after breakfast, you will be driven to My Tho. Upon arrival, you will be taken on a boat cruise on the Mekong River, in a small boat rowed by the local people through small canals to see gardens and rural houses, where local families produce coconut candy and honey, or grow fruit. Stopping at some family homes and at their small factories to taste tea with honey will provide insights to their daily lives. On the way back to the city, there is a stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, noted for its special architecture – a combination of East and West Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. (B, L, D)
Day 8 Return HomeToday, After breakfast, your ‘Historic Vietnam & Cambodia’ tour ends as you check out of the hotel. We hope you take back many happy memories of your holiday.(B)
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