VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA, INDOCHINA REVEALED

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A complete and important overview of these two Indochinese countries, Vietnnam and Cambodia in 15 days, all private with a speaking your language tuor guide

Plan

Day 1: – Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Upon arrival at Hanoi Noi Bai Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to the hotel. The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, is an elegant and modern city that retains a unique charm of the old world and some of Asia’s most impressive colonial architecture. The numerous lakes and parks give the city a relaxing atmosphere. In the evening there will be a welcome dinner at a local restaurant.
Night in the hotel.

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Day 2: Hanoi city tour (B, L)
Spend your morning with a guided tour of Hanoi by learning about local culture and visiting the city’s main attractions. You will start at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (outside the Ba Dinh square), visit a one-pillar Pagoda. From here you can reach the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, an archaeological site dating back to the 11th century.
After lunch we will continue to visit the Ethnological Museum (Dom, Mar, Thu and Sat), the Temple of Literature and Quoc Tu Giam. We will also see the first university in Vietnam, built in 1070: its gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing look at Vietnam’s past. We will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake to see the calm waters.
Show of water puppets. Night in Hanoi.

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Day 3: – Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D) Overnight on Syrena Cruises
08.00 am: They will pick you up from your hotel and go to Halong City through the rice fields in the Red River Delta.
12:30 Reception staff will welcome you to the international port of Tuan Chau.
12:45 The captain will welcome guests on the Syrena tender. You will check in while enjoying a welcome drink, a safety briefing and then check-in in the cabin.
13:00 Leave the international port of Tuan Chau, discover the Halong Bay – natural wonder of the world. You will have lunch while you sail through famous places like the fishing village of Ba Hang, the island of Dinh Huong, the islet of Cho Da, the islet of Ga Choi …
2.30pm The cruise stops at Bo Nau Cave, the world’s central natural heritage area. Transfer with tender to Surprise Cave – one of the most beautiful caves of Halong Bay.
15:45 Leaving the cave of Surprise, transfer with tender to the island Titov. Have fun swimming, relaxing on the beach or climb the steps in the rock to the top of the island to take pictures. On the top of the mountain, you can see a corner of the magical Halong Bay.
4.45 pm Return to the ship. Relax and enjoy the sunset on the terrace. Cruise to the night anchorage.
6.00pm – 7.00pm Enjoy the HAPPY HOUR from 6.00pm to 7.00pm – Buy one drink and get another one for free (wine not included).
6.30pm Join the cooking class and learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes.
7.00pm Dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese fusion cuisine.
20:30 Evening activities include:
– Entertainment films in the dining room.
– Squid fishing with our crew.

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Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (B, L) Flight
06:00 telephone alarm clock in the morning on request
06:30 Enjoy Tai Chi on the terrace, 30 minutes while sailing to the cave of Luon.
07:00 Light breakfast in the restaurant. Coffee, tea, fresh milk, water, sweets, fresh fruit and cereals will be served in the dining room.
08:00 Transfer to the cave of Luon by tender. Visit the Luon cave with a bamboo boat traditionally woven by a local boatman.
08:30 Return to the cruise, you will have time to cool off and pack your bags. Please leave your luggage outside the cabins (they will be brought to the dock upon arrival for you). Departure with the tender for the international port of Tuan Chau.
09.15 am Enjoy the brunch served in the dining room. Adjust the bills in the dining room after brunch (if any).
10.45 Transfer by tender to the port of Tuan Chau and disembarkation.
Meet the tour guide and the driver and then return to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi around 16:00.
Free time available.
Night in Hanoi.

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Day 5: Hue (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel
We will take a boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit the most famous religious site of Hue, the pagoda of Thien Mu
You will also visit the mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang, located in a peaceful garden surrounded by numerous lakes. This impressive landmark reflects the stunning architecture of Hue with its intricate decor and mysterious statues.
Then you will explore the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945, including the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, the Nine Holy Cannons, the Thai Hoa Palace and the Forbidden Purple City. Visit the Dong Ba market.
Night in a hotel in Hue.

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Day 6: Hue-Danang – Hoi An (B, L)
In the morning, after breakfast, short free time at leisure, you will be taken to Da Nang, stopping to spend time on Lang Co.’s beach. Lunch in Danang.
In the afternoon, visit Marble Mountain and enjoy the sun on Da Nang Beach.

Upon arrival at Hoi An you will visit the UNESCO-listed Old City, an exceptionally well-preserved example of a commercial port in Southeast Asia dating back to the 15th-19th centuries. Its buildings and its road plan reflect both the indigenous and foreign influences that have combined to produce this unique site. In the 18th century, Hội An was considered by Chinese and Japanese merchants to be the best trade destination in Southeast Asia, perhaps even in all of Asia. The Japanese believed that the heart of all Asia (the dragon) lay beneath the land of Hội An. In this so important place you will spend the night at the hotel.

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Day 7: Hoi An (B, L)
Visit Hoi An – an old commercial city. Explore the city and the nearby Cua Dai beach. A walking tour is highly recommended as it is the best way to see the wooden houses that once belonged to the merchants of the city. Then the famous Japanese covered bridge, TanKy Old House, Chinese Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Museum and Hoian Market. Hoi An is one of the best places in Vietnam to buy souvenirs at affordable prices like silk, crafts, antiques and paintings. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. In the afternoon free time for silk shops or clothes made at the tailor’s shops. Night in a hotel in Hoi An.

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Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Saigon (B, L) Flight
In the morning you will be taken to Danang airport for your flight to Saigon (Hochiminh city)
Short city tour.
Pick up and transfer to the hotel. Night in a hotel in Saigon.

Day 9: tour of the city of Saigon (B, L)
In the morning, we begin the journey by heading to Chinatown and visiting the Binh Tay market, and then stop at ThienHau, a 150-year-old Chinese temple. Following the visit to the War Remnants Museum. Lunch in a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, visit the Reunification Palace, followed by the exploration of Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic central post office and the XQ embroidery workshop. End the trip with a visit to the Ben Thanh market.
Go back to your hotel. Night in Saigon.

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Day 10: Saigon – Can Tho (B, L)
8:00 Departure from the hotel to My Tho. Enjoy the scenic journey along the national highway surrounded by green rice fields.
Once in My Tho, visit the Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, admire the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Now continue to the Tartaruga islet, have lunch in the orchard. Then a boat trip to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction to Ben Tre, enjoy the cruise on a rowan sampan under the shade of coconut trees along the natural canals. Take a short bike ride (if the weather permits), then enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music” performed by locals.
Visit a family business that embodies the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candies and watch the pastoral life as you wander through the fruit plantation and village. Now we return HCMC. This trip offers a fascinating insight into everyday life in the Mekong Delta and we guarantee you will take home a nice bag of good memories. Night in Saigon.

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Day 11: Can Tho – Chau Doc (B, L)
7:00 breakfast at the hotel. 7:45 Boat trip of about 3 hours to visit the floating market of Cai Rang – Phong Dien. Lunch in a fruit garden. Transfer to Chau Doc. Rowing boat ride of about 2 hours to visit the FLOATING HOUSES with caged fish farm, a village of Cham ethnic minority, Muslim mosque. Overnight at Chau Doc.

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Day 12: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B, L) High-speed boat
8:00. Motorboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh. We pass the Cambodian border, meet the guide and we will transfer to the hotel.
This afternoon, start your visit to the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old city, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the park of the Royal Palace. The Royal Palace of Cambodia is a complex of buildings although it is generally considered the royal residence of the King of Cambodia. Wat Phnom, is the most significant of all the temples in Phnom Penh. The final place is the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school and was used as a prison by Pol Pot security forces and became the largest detention and torture center during the Khmer Rouge reign. It is a very touching visit
Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh

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Day 13: bus from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (B, L)
After breakfast, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to the Mekong public bus station for the departure for Siem Reap with 6 hours of travel. After 4 hours, the bus will reach Kampong Thom and will stop at the Arunras restaurant for about 40 minutes to have a snack or use the bathroom before continuing to Siem Reap with 2 hours of driving.
Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be transferred to your hotel.
This afternoon you will visit the village of Chong Khneas, a floating village located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and hike in a traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake, the largest natural lake in Cambodia and one of the largest in Asia. The experience is wonderful as we pass near the floating village we will see friendly children playing, daily life and fishermen. Evening, buffet dinner with Cambodian cultural show at Amazon Angkor.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

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Day 14: Angkor Wat and its temples (B, L, D)
After breakfast you will visit the legendary Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and giant climbing plants. The Ta Prohm temple was used as a location to shoot the famous Hollywood movie Tomb Raider. Then visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom, starting from the South Gate with its huge statues and then the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the terrace of the elephants and the terrace of the leper king. Continue by exploring Angkor Wat, the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its five distinctive towers are engraved on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians as the first example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Last but not least, you will enjoy a wonderful sunset from Angkor Wat or somewhere possible. Evening, enjoy the farewell dinner to chef D ‘Angkor. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap

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Day 15: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for boarding for home or next destination.
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WHAT'S INCLUDED

The cost of the tour includes:
– Complete transportation by private car as indicated in the tour program.
– Meals as indicated in the itinerary.
– 2 domestic flights: Hanoi -Huè || Danang – Saigon (Vietnam Airlines scheduled flight)
– Private professional guide in Italian (If you just need the English speaking guide will cost 22 usd / person less per day)

– All entrance tickets
– Private boat trip (perfume river in Hue, Tiengiang river in Mytho, Tonle Sap lake)
– Double room with daily breakfast in 4-star hotel
– Boat ticket for Cambodia, Chau Doc – Phnom Penh,
– Phnom Penh – Siem Reap bus ticket
– 1 night on a cruise to Halong Bay

The cost of the tour does not include:
– Travel insurance
– Other meals, drinks
– Personal expenses, emergency transfers
– Meals not mentioned in the program
– Tips for driving and drivers
– Visas

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starting from 2450 USD per person