Itinerary in brief:
DAY 01: Arrival
Bangkok connecting flight to Siemreap
DAY 02: Angkor Wat visit(B)
DAY 03: Angkor Wat visit (B)
DAY 04: Embark Pandaw cruise (L,D)
DAY 05: Pandaw cruise (B,L,D)
DAY 06: Pandaw cruise (B,L,D)
DAY 07: Pandaw cruise (B,L,D)
DAY 08: Pandaw cruise (B,L,D)
DAY 09: Pandaw cruise (B,L,D)
DAY 10: Pandaw cruise (B,L,D)
DAY 11: Pandaw cruise. Transfer to Saigon. Cuchi tunnels .
Overnight Pak Hyatt(B)
DAY 12: Saigon city tour, Flight to Danang. Visit Cham museum.
Overnight the Nam Hai(B)
DAY 13: Hoian cookery class.Afternoon leisure. Overnight the Nam
DAY 14: Flight to Hanoi. Evening water puppet. Overnight Sofitel
DAY 15: Hanoi - Halong Ginger cruise(B,L,D)
DAY 16: Halong Ginger cruise - Hanoi(B)
DAY 17: Hanoi city tour(B)
DAY 18: Departure (B)
Itinerary in details
DAY 01: ARRIVAL BANGKOK . CONNECT FLIGH TO SIEMREAP
After landing at Bangkok International airport, catch your
connecting flight to Luang Prabang.
Greet upon your arrival at Luang Prabang airport and transfer to
DAY 02: ANGKOR WAT VISIT (B)
After breakfast, we will embark on an elephant ride to tour of
Angkor Thom. This will include the South Gate, Bayon, the Royal
Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of
the Leper King. From here you will then make your way to visit
Ta Prohm before an afternoon visit to Preah Khan, Neak Pean,
East Mebon and Pre Rup temples.
Diner and overnight at hotel in Siemreap
ANGKOR WAT VISIT (B)
Today we will visit Prasat Kravan, Bantaey Srei and
Bantaey Kdei. This afternoon will find us at the Roulous Group
of Temples - Preah Ko, Bakong Lole Temples until sunset. Tonight
we will enjoy diner with traditional Khmer folk performance of
DAY 04: EMBARK PANDW CRUISE - SIEMREAP /TONLESAP(B,L,D)
OPTION ONE LOW WATER (approx June-Dec)
1030 Depart by speed boat from the Siem Reap port to cross the
great Tonle Lake
1300 Embark on ship waiting at the Tonle river mouth
1430 Arrive Kampong Chhanaan for after noon exploration on foot
of this traditional Khmer river town on the edge of the Tonle
1600 Depart Kampong Chhanaan sailing up the delightful and
exciting Tonle River. Moor overnight at jungle village.
OPTION TWO HIGH WATER (approx Dec-April)
1300 embark Siem Reap for lunch or anytime in the afternoon
1500 motor boat excursion to floating villages of Tonle Sap
o/n moor over night in lake outside Siem Reap
DAY 05: PANDAW CRUISE - TONLE RIVER /UPPER MEKONG(B,L,D)
OPTION ONE LOW WATER
700 cast off for morning cruise on Tonle River past Phnom Penh
am walk in Chong Koh village
pm walk in Peam Chikang village
o/n mid-stream south of Kampong Cham
OPTION TWO HIGH WATER
0500 cast off to cross the the Tonle Lake and River by ship
1200 Kampong Chhanaan for exploration on foot of this
traditional Khmer river town on the edge of the Tonle lake
1400 explore the Tonle River and cruise past Phnom Penh to enter
the Upper Mekong bound for Kampong Cham
DAY 06: PANDAW CRUISE - KAMPONG CHAM (B,L,D)
0900 bus to the 12th century Angkorian temple of Wat Nokor and
the twin holy mountains of Phnom Pros and Phnom Srei, or Man and
1230 return to ship for lunch
1500 speed boat trip upriver to the hilltop pre-Angkorian temple
of Wat Hanchey.
Overnight cast off and sail downstream mooring in river overnight
DAY 07: PANDAW CRUISE - PHNOMPENH(B,L,D)
1000 arrive Phnom Penh city centre port for morning sight seeing
1300 lunch on board
1430 sight seeing.
DAY 08: PANDAW CRUISE - CRUISING THE MEKONG (B,L,D)
0500 cast off for day of cruising in the main Mekong channel
1000 morning walk in countryside
pm border formalities
DAY 09: PANDAW CRUISE -CHAUDOC(B,L,D)
0800 depart border then leave Mekong to cross by canal to Basac
1100 explore Chau Doc by bus visiting the Nui Sam mountain
1300 cast off and traverse by back-water delta canals to the
Day 10: PANDAW - CAIBE - MYTHO(B,L,D)
0900 boat trip around Cai Be
1100 return to ship - cruising through the Mekong Delta
1430 sight seeing in and around My Tho by bus and boat
DAY 11: PANDAW CRUISE . SAIGON PARK HYATT(B)
0900 disembark from ship at My Tho for transfer by bus to Saigon
1100 arrive Saigon for drop off at Renaissance Hotel, transfer
to Park Hayatt Hotel
This afternoon, we drive to visit Cuchi tunnels. Overnight
Saigon Park Hyatt
DAY 12: SAIGON CITY TOUR. FLIGHT TO DANANG. OVERNIGHT THE NAM
This morning, we enjoy a city tour to visit Reunification
Palace, Notre Dame Catherald, Ben Thanh Market.
This afternoon, transfer to airport for your flight to Danang,
visit Cham museum in Danang where display fine artifacts of Cham
people. Continue to the charming little township of Hoian with
old houses, temples.
Overnight at hotel in Hoian
DAY 13: HOIAN COOKERY COURSE.
OVERNIGHT THE NAM HAI(B,L)
This morning, transfer to Miss Vy’s School of Cooking where
visitors from all over the globe have learned Miss Vy’s
traditional family recipes. This cooking course includes
shopping for ingredients at the Hoi An Central Market before
returning to the school by cyclo to learn how it’s done. Once
the meals are prepared you can enjoy the dishes you have spent
the time mastering.
This afternoon is for your free leisure.
Overnight in Hoian.
DAY 14: FLY TO HANOI. OVERNIGHT SOFITEL METROPOLE, (B)
Transfer to airport for your fligh to Hanoi. Greet upon your
arrival and tramsfer to our hotel for a freshen up. Tonight we
enjoy water puppet show followed by Vietnamese diner. Overnight
DAY 15: HANOI - HALONG GINGER CRUISE(B,L,D)
Pick up from your hotel.
Welcome on board of Halong Ginger and set sail through bay while
lunch is served. Passage into the magical bay, where thousands
of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons’
teeth. Opportunity to visit beautiful limestone grotto, go
swimming or sunbathing. Enjoy cocktails while watching sunset
and later unwind at Ginger restaurant. If weather permits, a
short night cruise could bring you a nice discovery of the sea
life by night.
DAY 16: HALONG GINGER CRUISE - HANOI(B)
Greet the day with a morning Tai Chi exercise with an
opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, a
short trek to a nearby summit. Return on board for a final
glimpse of the Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Drive
back to Hanoi.
DAY 17: HANOI CITY TOUR(B)
This tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights,
including the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets and the
Ho Chi Minh Complex. Also on the tour - the Hoan Kiem Lake and
Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature and Ethnology Museum.
08.00 - Pick up at hotel and visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex which
includes his Mausoleum and former residences, as well as the
Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda and the Museum.
10.15 - Continue onto Vietnams first University, The Temple Of
Literature, built in 1070.
11.30 - Have lunch at one of Hanoi’s many fine restaurants.
13.30 - Visit either the Museum of Ethnology or the History
15.30 - Visit the Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake.
16.45 - One hour cyclo tour through the Old Quarter.
17.45 Return to your hotel or watch a performance of
the famous Water Puppet Theatre
DAY 18: DEPARTURE (B)
Free leisure until our transfer to airport for your flight to
End of service.