Day 1 - Arrival Hanoi
Arrival at the airport, meet and transfer to our
hotel in Hanoi.
Tonight we will sample the Vietnamese culinary
Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2 - Hanoi Orientation(B,L,D)
After having breakfast, you will have a nice day to
visit Hanoi. In the morning, we will visit Ho Chi
Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature, the
first University of Vietnam built in 1076. Then we
will visit army Museum where we have an insight into
the war: French War and American War, the former
culminated in the final decisive battle Dien Bien
Phu. We will review the battle displayed in the
museum. In the afternoon, we will visit to
intriguing Museum of Ethnology where display sample
of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam
Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3 - Hanoi - Ha Long (overnight on Junk
Cruise) ( B,L,D)
This morning we will depart Hanoi at 0830 for a
four-hour drive through the Red River Delta to Ha
Long City. Arrival in Halong City we transfer to
a refurbished wooden sailing junk for a cruise
through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of
Halong Bay, giving us the chance to take in the
stunning scenery of this World Heritage Site.
12h30: Board Junk, check-in registration
13h00: Have lunch with welcome drink
14h00: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay
15h00. Optional visit to Thien Cung cave , Dau
Go cave, round over Tuan
Chau island, or Sungsot cave
Optional swim at lovely beaches. Afternoon tea
with pastries on the sundeck or in the restaurant
and drink before dinner
18h00: Junk cruise ankor by the lagoon
19h00: Enjoy 4 course diner and overnight on Junk.
Day 4 - Ha Long - Hanoi( B,L,D)
Rising to the sound of ocean coming to life for
another lovely day. We breakfast over sunset:
07h30 : Junk boat once again sets sail through
breathtaking secluded Halong bay
08h00: Enjoy breakfast while cruising
9h00 : Visit Bai tu long Bay , Teapot
island , Chopstiks island , Bai tho mountain.
11h00 : Return to Halong city and have lunch on
12h00 : Back to Halong wharf and disembark
Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrival Hanoi by 5pm. Drop
off at your hotel.
Day 5 - Hanoi - flight to Luang Prabang( B,L,D)
Today, you will take the morning flight: QV3133LPQ
Upon arrival you are met and transferred the
hotel in Luangprabang, This afternoon, you
will have a city tour in Luang Phrabang. We will
visit some temples around the town.
Overnight at hotel in Luangprabang
Day 6 - Luang Prabang( B,L,D)
Today, we enjoy a short-guided tour seeing the
city’s oldest temple of Wat Sene and the magnificent
Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the
ground, which represent the classical architecture
of Luang Prabang temple. We then embark on a cruise
upstream on the Mekong River, which also gives us a
beautiful view of the tranquil countryside as well
as an interesting visit to the mysterious of Pak Ou
Caves, crammed with thousands of gold lacquered
Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along
the way, we stop at the village of Ban Xanghai,
where they make the local rice wine. On return, we
take a short drive to Ban Phanom, well known for its
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 7 - Luang Prabang - to Ventiane ( B,L,D)
Morning will be at leisure.
Afternoon, we will take the flight : QV106
@14.10/14.50 to Vietiane . Upon arrival, we
see the major temples including the oldest Wat
Sisaket, a temple of thousands of miniature Buddha
statues and the former royal temple of Wat Prakeo
previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image.
On the way to the famous, sacred structure of That
Luang Stupa, we stop to take some pictures of the
imposing Patuxay Monument, which is Vientiane’s own
Arc de Triumph, sunset by Mekong Riverside and late
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 8 - early flight to Siem Reap( B,L,D)
This early morning, we will take the early flight at
06.30 am to Siem Reap.
Upon arrival Siem Reap, you have a leisure time.
Then, our guide will take you to the Central market
in Siem Reap.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap
Day 9 - Siem Reap( B,L,D)
This morning we will visit Angkor Wat temple and
Angkor Thom temple. This includes South Gate, the
famous Bayon, Elephant terrace, the terrace of Leper
King, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas and Ta Keo. In
the afternoon we visit Preah Khan, Neak Pan, TaPhrom
and East Mebon. Tonight we will enjoy diner with
traditional Khmer folk performance of Apsara.
Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 10 - Siem Reap - flight to Saigon - Cu Chi
excursion - return to Saigon( B,L,D)
Today we will take the earliest fly to Saigon at VN
826 1330/1430to Saigon. Arrival transfer to the
tour to the hotel in Saigon. Then, we will have a
city tour around Saigon: we will visit Saigon post
office, Cathedral Northe Dame, Presiden Hall as well
as the Ben Thanh market, the biggest market in
Saigon. Overnight at the hotel in Saigon.
Day 11 - Saigon (orientation and free time) - Cu chi
tunnel. ( B,L,D)
This morning, we drive to visit the Cuchi
Tunnels at the Cuchi village, a couple of hour drive
away. At the height of the Vietnam war, the tunnel
system stretched from the outskirts of Saigon
all the way to the Cambodian border of over 250
kilometers of tunnels. The tunnel system, built over
25 years starting in the 1940s, let the Viet
Minh and, later, the Viet Cong, control a huge rural
area. It was an underground city with living
areas, kitchens,storage, weapons factories, field
hospitals, command centers. In places, it was
several stories deep and housed up to 10,000
people who virtually lived underground for years....
getting married, giving birth going to school. The
ground here is hard clay, which made this whole
thing possible. But even so, the planning and
construction was incredible. People dug all
this with hand tools, filling reed baskets and
dumping the dirt into bomb craters. They
installed large vents so they could hear approaching
helicopters, smaller vents for air and baffled vents
to dissipate cooking smoke. There were also
hidden trap doors and gruesomely effective
bamboo-stake booby traps. Today, the trees and
bushes have grown back. And since 1988, two sections
of tunnels have been open for visitors. Overnight at
the hotel in Saigon.
Day 12 - Saigon departure( B)
Leisure until transfer to airport for the departure
All accommodation on double/twin basis with daily breakfast
Meals as indicated (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Diner).
Special requirements (vegetarian, diet etc.) could be arranged
All transfers/ transport
Tours with entrance fees, boat cruise, transfers and English
speaking during guided time
Flight tickets from:
Hanoi – Lungprabang –Vientiane-
Halong bay cruises
International airfares & airport taxes
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa and visa arrangement
Meals not indicated
Other personal expenses
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