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This morning, you will explore the city! We’ll visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, before we sit down together to sample traditional Vietnamese egg coffee. Dinner will include a cultural performance and cooking demonstration, and feature local dish, bun thang. (B,L,D)
The highlight of any trip to Vietnam, today we take to the waters of the incredible Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, we’ll sail lazily amongst the limestone karst peaks, soaking up the views from the deck of your traditional vessel and docking to visit an impressive cave.
Ho Chi Minh City (commonly known as Saigon) is a city in southern Vietnam famous for the pivotal role it played in the Vietnam War. It's also known for its French colonial landmarks, including Notre-Dame Cathedral, made entirely of materials imported from France, and the 19th-century Central Post Office. Food stalls line the city’s streets, especially around bustling Bến Thành Market.
The Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam is a vast maze of rivers, swamps and islands, home to floating markets, Khmer pagodas and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Boats are the main means of transportation, and tours of the region often start in nearby Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon) or Can Tho, a bustling town in the heart of the delta.
Angkor Wat is a Hindu temple complex in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century
ARRIVE HANOI (D) Arrive in Hanoi, transfer to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Hanoi.
HANOI CITY (B, D) Explore this one thousand year old capital city with the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the West Lake, Tran Vu Pagoda, the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple. Then enjoin the water puppet show. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Hanoi
HANOI CITY - HALONG (B, L, D) Overland to Ha Long Bay, the most wonderful scenic sight of Vietnam, the World Natural Heritage Site with over 3000 limestone islands and islets rising fantastically from the clear and emerald water. Board a traditional-style wooden junk to travel around this magnificent landscape visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea. Overnight on board.
HALONG – HANOI – DANANG – HOIAN (BRUNCH, D) Morning continue our cruise exploring the natural beauty of the World Heritage. Afternoon return to Hanoi. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Danang, then transfer to Hoi An. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Hoi An
HOI AN - MY SON - HOI AN (B, D) Transfer to My Son Holy land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries. Afternoon drive back to Hoi An, visit the 200 year-old Tan Ky house, Phuc Kien Pagoda, the former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful riverside market. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Hoi An.
HOI AN – HUE (B, D) After breakfast, drive to Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam. Stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world. Arrival to Hue, check in hotel and free. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Hue.
HUE (B, D) Enjoy a morning cruise on the romantic Perfume River to visit Hue’s oldest and most revered site Thien Mu Pagoda, then the Mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City, the Mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc and the bustling Dong Ba market. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Hue.
HUE - HO CHI MINH CITY (B, D) Morning flight to Ho Chi Minh city, the most exciting city of Vietnam, a Mecca of commerce, also a city with a chequered history and a rich culture, its pagodas, museums, public buildings, parks and boulevards make it one of the most delightful places to visit in Vietnam. Visit the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Saigon Post Office and the War Museum, Ben Thanh Market. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
HO CHI MINH - CU CHI TUNNELS (B, D) Excursion to the famous Cu Chi Tunnels (60 km), visit the incredible underground tunnel network of over 200 kilometers hand-constructed by Vietnam Communist guerrillas, virtually underneath the U.S. bases, to stage surprise attacks. Afternoon back to Ho Chi Minh city, visit Saigon's Chinatown, Thien Hau Pagoda and Binh Tay Market. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
HO CHI MINH - MEKONG DELTA (B, D) Drive to Mekong Delta. On arrival take a boat trip on Mekong river, a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands. Reach the Unicorn island, stroll around an orchard, enjoy a wonderful show of Mekong Delta’s traditional music and songs, taste many seasonal fruits, tea mixed with bee’s honey. On the way return to Ho Chi Minh city, visit the beautiful Vinh Trang pagoda, the most famous pagoda in the south of Vietnam whose architecture is a mixture of Vietnamese, Kh’mer and Chinese. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
HO CHI MINH - SIEM REAP (B, D) Free at leisure until transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for flight to Siem Reap. Arrival Siem Reap transfer to the hotel for check in. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Siem Reap
SIEM REAP –ANGKOR COMPLEX (B, D) Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. And then back to city to visit the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. Dinner at local restaurant Overnight in Siem Reap.
SIEM REAP – BANTEAY SRIE – ROLUS (B, D) Breakfast at hotel, Heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Then continue to visit Roluos Group.The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. Preah KO erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Rolus group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor. Overnight in Siem Reap
SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE (B) Free at your own leisure time until transfer to airport for your departure flight – the end of service
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