9 Nights 10 Days
Destinations : Hanoi – Tam Coc – Hoa Lu – Hanoi – Halong – Saigon – Mekong – Siem Reap – Angkor
Today on arrival at Noi Bai airport, our representative transfered to the hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy city tour includes Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We then visit Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple then take a cycle tour around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Today you will transfer to Ninh Binh South of Hanoi. The area is featured by lots of well-known sceneries, which include Tam Coc Caves and Hoa Lu ancient capital with the old temples dedicated to King Dinh & King Le. The visit in Ninh Binh starts by a boat trip in Tam Coc where spectacular limestone Samll island jut out from the green paddy fields and Halong Bay of Vietnam. Further proceed to in Ninh Binh the site that used to be the kings palace in 10th century and now famous for the wooden relieves of the shady Dinh and Le temples. Late afternoon back to Hanoi. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi. (B/L)
Today you will proceed to Halong Bay the World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994. Upon arrival in Halong, you will take a boat to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands odd-shaped limestone rocks and Small island grottoes. After a lunch of fresh seafood on board, we can visit the Surprising Grotto, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating villages and approach small island to enjoy their beauty. Back to the boat for dinner. Evening attend activities on the boat or relax at your own leisure. Overnight on board. (B/L/D)
Today you will visit by boat to Luon Cave, a ring-shaped pool inside an island in Halong with absolutely tranquil landscape and emerald water. Back to the Wharf of Halong passing the most densely area with many islands that have been named like the Cock-Fighting Rock, Sail Island, Incense burner rock or Sea Dog Rock. Arrive at Halong Wharf, we return to Hanoi airport for flight to Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City). Upon arrival, our representative will transfered to the city centre to check in at the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon. (B/L)
Today proceed to Mekong Delta, upon arrival embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River. We stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the local people through the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. After that enjoy the horse- cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. Evening, we drive back to Saigon with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pogoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon. (B/L)
Today you will be transfer to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories. Back to Saigon. In the Evening, continue to visit the Reunification Palace, continue to the harrowing War Remnants Museum. A powerful experience, this museum is guaranteed to provoke strong emotions. Pass by classic European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House (both may only be viewed from the outside), and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notredame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
This morning we transfer to the airport for flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, pick up by our local tour guide from the airport and transfer to check in hotel. This evening, we visit Wat Thmei (Killing Field) which contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Continue to visit the Les Artisans d'Angkor – Chantiers Ecole the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap. (B)
Today morning we explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor. 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. This evening we visit Angkor Wat temple, the Cambodia's ancient temple is one of the wonders of the oriental world. It is a replica of the universe according to the Hindu mythology. Angkor Wat's five famous towers rise into the sky, a geometrical arrangement of numerous galleries. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.(B)
Today you will visit another side of Angkor. Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty. Giant trees have grown here for centuries. However, there are some very beautiful lintels and pediments. Srah Srang is a royal pool which was the King's bathing pond, where he washed with his many concubines each day. It is a pyramid on 5 levels and is dedicated to Shiva. Thommanon is a small attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. This evening, you will visit Preah Khan, meaning The Sacred Sword, was also built by Jayawarman VII and is famous for its immensely long cruciform corridors and delicate carvings. Ta Som was a small classic Bayon style monastic complex consisting of a relatively flat enclosure. Last visit Pre Rup built in the 10th Century by Rajendravarman and enjoy sunset there. Overnight at the hotel in Seam Reap. (B)
This morning you will be transfer to airport for the flight back home or your next destination. (B)
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