Hanoi - Vietnam
Indochina Trip Combining the two countries of Vietnam and Cambodia would be a great experience to discover all the highlights of the Indochina region. The trip starts in the Hanoi capital of Vietnam and ending in Siem Reap city of Cambodia.
The pick-up time from airport will be updated when we have the customer’s flight information.Should dress modestly by covering from shoulders to knees when visiting Ho Chi MinhMausoleum, temples, pagodas...
14:00-14:30: The tour guide will pick you up at yourhotel in the Old Quarter (or pick up from the airport).Start your tour around Hanoi’s Old Quarter and HoanKiem Lake, see the famous old buildings up close andfeel the atmosphere of the local people doing business.
15:30: You move to visit at Ho Chi Minh Complexincluding: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and tour guide will give you historyinformation and answer any questions you may have.Afterwards, ride around the city, outside of the OldQuarter, where most tourists do not visit, past by someof the majestic, historical buildings to the edge of WestLake and stop for Vietnamese tea/coffee.
16:30: Next we will cross the bustle street for a shortwalking inside the campus of the first university of
Vietnam – Temple of Literature – which was built in10th century under Ly Dynasty who greatly influencedby Confucianism.
17:30: Followed by this, ride around West Lake, pastsome of the most expensive real estate in Vietnam,visit Tran Quoc Temple.
18:00-18:30: After that, we have chance to have a cup
of Vietnamese coffee and you will be taken back to your hotel.Overnight in Hanoi.
Just 100 km down to the south of Hanoi, Hoa Lu was theancient capital of Viet Nam from 986 to 1009. The Trang Aneco-tourism site is considered the “Ha Long Bay land”.Here, space was so quiet that the only sounds were those ofthe trains. In the distance, visitors have the opportunity toperceive the white flowers of the reeds in the foothills.While enjoying fresh air and mountain scenery, which takes visitors into a magical world.7:30 - 8:00: Our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel, arrive after 2,5 hours.
10: 00: Depart to the most popular attraction to visit in
Ninh Binh are the Trang An Grottoes (the World NaturalHeritage site). Arriving Trang An - eco tourism site. In 2hours you will be surprised by the beauty of this landscapethat seems as Halong Bay on land.
The bamboo boat willtake you through many amazing caves.12:00: Lunch in Restaurant where you can try the special food is goat meat and other traditionallocal foods. After Lunch, Depart to visit Trang An tourist attraction – Hoa Lư.
13:00: Arrive Hoa Lu, once ancient capital of Vietnam dating back to the 11th century. Havingbeen eroded over the millennia, the dilapidated ruins have nearly been absorbed by the
spectacular scenery creating a mystical atmosphere that willbesure to titillate your imagination, visit King Dinh and LeTemple.
13:30 - 14:00: Visit Mua Cave - totally get challenging to finallyenjoy wonderful relaxation on the top of Mua Cave mountainwith a majestic world around you.16:00-16:30: Getting on the car return to Hanoi.Overnight in Hanoi
8:00–8:30: Pick-up at the hotel. We will have 1 stop in the middle of the trip for a short break
.12:15: Transfer to the cruise by speedboat
12:45: Check-inthe cruise.
14:00: Receive key and check-in the cabin.
15:00–17:30: Gatherat reception area to participate inKayaking activities at Ao Ech area, or use the swimming pool on the cruise.
16:00–18:00:Take pictures with the cruise by drone at the Sundeck area.
17:30: Welcome sunset and enjoy afternoon tea at the swimming pool area.
18:00: Cooking demonstration at the swimming pool area.
18:00 –19:00:Join the Happy Hour program and thesunset at the Sky Bar area.
19:00: Enjoy an 8-course fine dining menu at therestaurant.Turn down Service: To ensure the service quality foryour stay, we offer you Turn down Service during yourdinner time. Please turn on the housekeeping switch (next to the electricity card slot) to use theservice.
20:30: Join the fishing session at the aft of our cruise or relax at our swimming pool, mini-golfcourse, spa,etc.Attention: For all valuable and important items (wallet, passport,jewelry, etc), please keepthem carefully in the safe or entrust them to the reception on the 2nd floor.
5:45 – 6:15 approx: Enjoy the sunrise & join a golfclass
6:15 – 6:35 approx: Taichi exercise
6:45 – 7:30 approx: Enjoy breakfast
7:45 – 8:45 approx: Gather at the reception area to visit Dark and Bright Cave by local rowing boat.
9:30 – 9:45 approx: Pack up the luggage and put them in front of the door, then return the key tothe reception counter.
9:45: Enjoy the buffet in our restaurant.
10:45 approx: Settle down the payment for personal expenses (beverages, spa, etc.).
11:10 approx: Return to the mainland by speedboat.
11: 45 - 12:15: Retun to harbor.
12:20 - 12:30: The private car will wait you outsides. Get to private car to directly get to theairport.
15:00 – 15:30: Drop-off at the airport.
18:00 – 19:30: Flight Hanoi to Da Nang 18:00 – 19:3019:30 – 19:40: The private car picks up at the airport then ahead to your hotel in Hoi An (40mins from airport)Check-in hotel and have dinner by yourself.
Have breakfast in hotel
8:00: Pick up from your hote
l9:30: Get on a Cable Car which gains 4 world scores.• Guide will take you to Debay Wine Cellar and Le Jardin D’Amour Flower Garden.
And a highlight in this tour is the Golden Bridge ( also called ” Hands of God”). Thisbridge was built with a very special structure with 2 hands holding the bridge.
Visit Linh Ung Pagoda, located at around 1,500 meters above sea level.
11: 30: Have buffet lunch.12:30: Visit Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple. Explore the French Square, visit and play somegames in Fantasy Park – one of the largest indoor amusement parks in Vietnam
14:00 – 15.00: Back to the cabin down the mountain.
Back to your hotel in Da Nang/ Hoi an.Tour ends at about 15:00 or 16:00.Have dinner by yourself.Optional: The customers can buy the ticket entrancesto get in Ancient Town and see the Flower garlandsand coloured lanterns in the evening.
Have breakfast in hotel
7.00 - 7.15: Pick up at your hotels
8.30: Stop along Hai Van Pass and Lap An Lagoon- – The Pearl of Hue
9:00 - 9:15: arrival in Hue, visit Khai Dinh Tomb- a blend of Western and Eastern architecture
11:30: have lunch at local restaurant
13:00: Explore Hue Imperial City (The Citadel): learn about the placewhere special activities and events of the Nguyen Dynasty took place
15.00: Visit Thien Mu Pagoda16:00: Back to Hoi An
18.00 - 18:30: Arrive Hoi An, drop off your hotel.Overnight in Hoi An.
8:30: Our car and guide will pick you up at your hotel inHoi an and transfer to visit Cam Thanh Coconut village.
Experience a basket boat ride around the coconut forest,learn about the daily life of Vietnamese fishermen, theirfamilies and their community.
11:30: Enjoy lunch in Hoi An local restaurant.
13:00: Then the car takes you back to Hoi an Ancient Town – free walking around the Hoi AnOld Ancient.
13:30 – 14:00: Back to your hotel in Hoi An.
The car will wait you to take the luggages. Check out hotel and be ready at the lobby to get to the airport.
(Or you can choose check-inhotel in the morning and set luggages on the car, then ahead to the airport directly)
14:00: Get back on the car to get to airport.
14:30: Arrive Da Nang Airport.
17:20 – 19:20: Flight Da Nang – Siem Reap
19:30: The private car waits you and picks you up, transfer to hotel in Siem Reap.Overnight in Siem Reap
8:00: Drive to the rural outskirt 35km from Angkor area to visit the smallest, but magnificent,Banteay Srei built in the 10th Century anddedicated to Shiva. The temple was the birthplace
of Khmer classical style architecture and the bas-relief work is the best example of Khmer classical
art remaining. The pink sandstone structure bears aseries of striking and beautiful sculptures, lintels,pediments and friezes. Khmers say the temple must
have been carved by women for the details are too fine for the hands of a man.You’ll also visit the Landmine Museum where Mr. Aki Ra, a child soldier in the Khmer Rouge,has dedicated his life to helping those in need. Having spent most of his childhood fighting forthe Khmer Rouge, Mr. Aki Ra was trained by the United Nations to detonate land mines; Hisfantastic work earned him a nomination for CNN Hero of the Year in 2010.Not to be missed is Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated withcarvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
We visit the Rolous Group including Lolei, Preah Ko & Bakong temple first. This islandtemple consists of four brick towers on a double plate rite platform. The 3 temples Bakong,Lolei and Preah Ko – located 11 Kilometers (6.8 miles) southeast of the Siem Reap Market– comprise the Rolous group of monuments, and are dating back to the late ninth century and isthe earliest site of the 600 years Angkor Period that is open to visitors.Have dinner by yourself.Overnight in Siem Reap
Have breakfast at hotel.(Angkor Wat opens at 5:00AM so if you would like to avoid the crowds in the day, you canstart the tour as soon as possible at 5:00-6:00AM)
5:00 - 6:00: We start very early in the morning so we can capture the iconic picture of the pre-dawn facing Angkor Wat temple. Sunrise at Angkor
Wat can be a busy venue especially during the monthsof December, January, February and March.After sunrise, we will explore the vast and rich ofAngkor Wat temple, taking pictures at different angles,playing with light and shadows and capturing the mostbeautiful devatas carved in sandstone.
Next destination will be the Ta Prohm "Tomb Raider" fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned tothe elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on,oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer HenriMouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, manfirst conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy.We will get lost in the magnificent Preah Khan temple, one of the best temples to learnphotography.Next, at the Golden Hour, will be the impressive Bayon temple with its 54 towers and 216 facesoverlooking the defunct city of Angkor Thom. The final stop will be at one of gate of AngkorThom to capture sunset over the moat.We go to local pagoda, where you should change to clothes, we can get wet in as here we willexperience the ceremony “Srouch Teok”, which roughly translates into “Water blessing”. Amonk will chant in ancient Pali as he splashes water over us, washing away our sins and bad luckso we can start fresh and by being a good person can increase our good luck.Have dinner by yourself.Overnight in Siem Reap
Check-out hotel.6:30: The car will pick you up at your hotel, ahead to the airport
6:45 -7:00: Check-in at airport
9:40 - 11:10: FLIGHT Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh.
11:10: The private car will pick you up and transferto your hotel in Ho Chi Minh.Have lunch by yourself and check-in hotel.
14:00 -14:30: : The car picks you up at the hotel in District
1.15:00: Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunificationpalace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is awidely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu.
16:00: Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the NotreDame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office.
17:30: Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vastdisplay of the both the Indochina wars.
18:00 - 18:30: End trip.Have dinner by yourself.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
8:00: Pick up at your hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.The trip to Cu Chi will take you an approximatelyone and a half-hour bus drive.9:30: Before exploring the tunnels, you will watchan introductory video about how the tunnels weremade and how Vietnamese people survived in theharsh conditions of the wartime. Then, spend yourtime exploring the remaining areas and tunnel system which include special living areas withkitchens and bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like weapons factories, fieldhospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs.
11:00: Besides, there are also many hidden trapdoors and dangerous traps within the maze-liketunnels for the security purpose during the war.Afterwards, special tea and cassava (guerrillas’food during the war) will be served. Break time.
11:30: Have lunch at the local restaurant.
13:00: Continue to visit My Tho city. With boattrip on Tien River, you will be excited by the light breeze from the river and the natural beauty offour beautiful islands such as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise along the riverside.
14:30: Cruise through the small canal by sampan, treating yourself to the beauty of thecountryside, and taking a short cycling around the village which will certainly be anunforgettable experience when participating in the Mekong Delta tour.
16:00: Visit the coconut candy workshop, and enjoy seasonal delicious fruits & honey tea. Get achance to listen to the Southern Vietnamese folk music which is performed by local people.17:00: Return to Ho Chi Minh City. Trip ends.Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
The schedule time will be updated when we have your departure time.