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Discovery Indochina 22 days/21 nights

Router: Hanoi - Halong - Sapa - Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An - Nha Trang - Saigon - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap - Saigon
Tour Duration: 22 days/21 nights 

Day 1: Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up from airport to a hotel in Hanoi for relax. Dinner will be served at one of the nicest restaurants after brief discussion on tour Overnight at proposed hotel.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B, L)

After breakfast at hotel, start city tour with Ho Chi Minh Complex for visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum and One pillar pagoda, Tran Quoc Pagoda. Continue to visit Literature temple, the first University in Vietnam in 16th century. Have lunch in one of famous restaurant in Hanoi. PM: Visit Ethnological Museum then have Cyclo in theOld Quarter and visit Dong Xuan market, enjoy water puppet show in the afternoon before dinner.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong on Phoenix Cruiser (B, L, D)

08:00 AM: Shuttle bus pick you up at your hotel for the 3.5 hr drive (165km) to Halong City. 12: 00 Board Halong Phoenix Cruiser. Lunch and a welcome drink are served while the boat cruises the bay to enjoy the beautiful limestone seascape. You will see Dog Rock and Incense Burner Rocks, as well as Fighting Cock Rock before heading to Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprises). Later, we stop at a floating house owned by fishermen before kayaking to Luon Cave to enjoy the quiet atmosphere of the bay. After returning to the boat, we will anchor in a safe and scenic location for swimming and seasonal fruit in the “ Floating Garden ”. Dinner is served onboard and then you will have free time to listen to music, relax under the stars or join in Karaoke singing. Overnight on boat.

Day 4: Halong - Hanoi (B, L, D)

Full day sea kayaking to discover the hidden beauty of Halong Bay. After breakfast, served at around 7: 30, kayaking begins. The guide will show you the most beautiful parts of the bay, such as Drum Cave, Man's Head Islet, Turtle Islet and Fairman's Cave before heading to Van Gia fishing village for BBQ lunch and relaxation. You will have an opportunity to understand more about fishermen's daily life in the bay. Afterwards we continue kayaking to the other side of the bay to visit a pearl farm. We return to the junk at around 4:00 PM for the second night.

Day 5: Halong - Hanoi - Sapa (B, L, D)

After breakfast, we take a local wooden boat back to the Junk for our return to Halong City. Enroute there will be time for swimming and ‘arm-chair' exploration of more beautiful limestone islands- have your camera ready for some beautiful shots!
11: 30 Halong Phoenix Cruiser arrives at the dock for lunch in an A/C restaurant before returning to Halong Bay city. Transferred to Hanoi for dinner & relax then catch the night train to Sapa. Overnight on the train.

Day 6: Sapa (B, L, D)

Upon arrival in Lao Cai (at: 06:00), transferred to Sapa by car. Have breakfast. Relax. Your guide will meet you at hotel for short trek to Catcat village, the village of H'mong tribe in the valley, which remains very generally uncorrupted outside forces. Excellent views of the valley, the magnificent limestone and paddy fields of H'mong village. Enjoy some visits to local families and reach their customs. After the village down into the valley, the Cat Cat waterfall will be visible. A "White curtain" cascade appears, surrounded by flowery valley and deep-green pines. The rocks near the river and waterfall provide a marvelous place for picturesque photos and sunbathing during good weather… overnight at the Sapa Hotel.

Day 7: Sapa - Lao Chai - Ta Van (B, L)

Breakfast before private car transferred to Lao Chai village, a village of Black H’mong. Short trek down to river to visit hill tribe house to see their living style and the local woman made their handicraft clothes. Further on along the road, the Tavan village where Dzay people staying can be seen. Visit the village and reach their customs. Trek back to main road and the car take you back to Sapa for overnight.

Day 8: Sapa (B)

After breakfast, visit the colourful Bac Ha Market This is the largest market in the region, a place where many minority groups gather to buy, sell, eat and drink. There are 10 minority groups in the Bac Ha region. You can buy homemade handicraft and clothes. In the afternoon we will have a short trek to Ban Pho village (Flower H’Mong) then drive to Sapa. Enjoy the picturesque scenery along the way leading towards Sapa, a mountainous area of stunning natural beauty and diverse ethnic minorities Turn back to Laocai railway station, catch night train back to Hanoi that departs at 21:00. Overnight on the train.

Day 9: Hanoi - Hue (B)

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be picked up to have breakfast, relax at your leisure until transferred to airport for the flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, you will be picked up and and transferred to your hotel for check in and relax. Overnight in Hue.

Day 10: Hue city tour (B)

AM: Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect Vauban during the first decades of the 19th century. Before leaving the site of Imperial city we visit Imperial Museum, many precious objects which were salvaged from the Imperial city then we visit Khai Dinh Tomb, have lunch
PM: A boat trip along Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda, Minh Mang tomb, visit Dong Ba market. Overnight in Hue.

Day 11: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An (B, L)

Drive to Hoi An on the way visit Hai Van Pass, Lang Co Beach, via Da Nang and visit Cham Museum & Marble Mountain en route. Afternoon visit Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town center to visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful market. Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 12: Hoi An (B)

Free & easy.

Day 13: Hoi An - Nha Trang (B,L)

You are transferred to Da Nang to take flight to Nhatrang depart at 10:30, upon arrival you will be picked up for check in hotel PM: City tour Nha Trang including Po Nagar Cham Tower, and Long Son Pagoda.

Day 14: Nha Trang (B)

Free & easy.

Day 15: Nha Trang - Saigon (B)

AM: Relax
PM: Transferred to airport for flight to Saigon depart at 16:00, upon arrival in Saigon, you will be picked up to hotel for relax and overnight.

Day 16: Saigon - Mekong - Saigon (B, L)

8:00 Pick up at hotel the depart for Cai Be by car; stop for photos at Tan An town over the flat rice fields. On arriving in Cai Be, start the motorized boat to visit the Cai Be floating market, experience how people exchanging goods, fruit and many other commodities on their vessels. Visitors then roam into the small villages to visit the orchard, fruit plantation. Keep cruising to Vinh Long through small canals to enjoy the charm of the Upper Mekong Delta. Visit some hand - made family business products such as the coconut candy mill, the crispy rice popcorn. Arrive in Binh Hoa Phuoc village - the green pearl of Vinh Long town where you can indulge yourself into the nature. Have lunch with fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Enjoy the southern Vietnamese traditional folk music. Take a nice walk through the bonsai garden. Meet the car/van in Vinh Long. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Finish the trip around 17:00 at your hotel.

Day 17: Saigon city tour - Siem Reap (B, L)

Full day city tour, visit Former Presidential Palace, the War Crime Museum, the central complex of architecture: the Notre Dame Cathedral, the City Hall, the Municipal Theater, Xa Loi Pagoda, where keeps the glass vase that on its central altar contains the heart of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk who felt so strongly about the in humane treatment of his fellows that he committed suicide by burning on June 11, 1963 as a final protest, visit Ben Thanh market and China town. Take flight to Siem Reap that depart at 18:35, upon arrival in Siem Reap at 19:35, you will be picked up to hotel for relax.

Day 18: Siem Reap (B, L)

Whole day city tour to visit Preah Ko, Bakong, Lo Lei, the Roluos group will bring you back to among the earliest large, permanent, Small Circuit including Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, Ta Prohm, Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda, Afternoon visit to the World Seventh Wonder of the Magical temple City of Angkor Wat until view sunset at Phnom Bakheng…. Overnight Siem Reap.

Day 19: Siem Reap - BANTEY SREI (B,L)

In the morning we continue to visit the exquisitely decorated pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srey, whose intricate carving has the example of Khmer classical art remaining and stands as the finest monument ever seen on the planet. And then we will visit Kbal Spean (The river of a Thousand lingas) and have lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch relax for some time then continue to visits some othe temples on the way back to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 20: Siem Reap - Saigon (B, L)

Early morning, view sunrise at Angkor Wat. Transfer to hotel for breakfast. The same morning visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants, and Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon, visit Grand Circuit including Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, Preah Khan, Baksei Chamkrong and South Gate of Angkor Thom. Take flight to Ho Chi Minh City that depart at 20:25 to Ho Chi Minh City at 21:25, upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, you will be picked up to hotel for overnight.

Day 21: Saigon (B) 

Free & easy.

Day 22: Saigon - Departure (B)

Relax until transferred to your ongoing flight.
 
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Included
  • Private tour
  • Double room at hotels in places as indicated in program
  • Meals as indicated in program
  • Private transportation at places as indicated in program
  • Air tickets: Economy class - Vietnam Airlines
    • Hanoi - Hue · Da Nang - Nha Trang
    • Nha Trang - Saigon
    • Saigon - Siem Reap - Saigon
  • All admission cost at places mentioned in itinerary
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Boat trip at places
  • Visas application fees to Vietnam and Cambodia
Excluded
  • Other meals and drinks/ personal expenses
  • International air fares/ airport taxes

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