Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – Half day city tour: Our guide will meet you at Noi Bai airport and escort you to hotel for checking in. Afternoon, we visit Hanoi city tour to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum area with outside photo Parliament House, President Palace; visit Tran Quoc Pagoda – one of nicest Pagoda in Hanoi, then go to Hoan Kiem lake – the heart of Hanoi city & Walk in Old quarter. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.
Please note: Standard check in time is 14:00. Early check in is subject to availability of the hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong – Overnight on cruise (B/L/D): This morning transfer from your hotel in Hanoi to Halong City, the drive takes about 4 hours, stopping off for a refreshment break en route. On arrival, the junk crew welcomes you on board the cruise to explore the bay. Lunch is served on board. We will spend the rest of the day cruising around the myriad of tiny islands and exploring the many grottoes created by the wind and the waves. Cooking demonstration on board. Dinner on board. Overnight on board
Cruise itinerary is subject to change due to the weather conditions
Meals on the cruise are local food
Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B/Br): Early start for a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck; tea and coffee available. Light breakfast will be served in the restaurant. Continue explore the Halong Bay. Back to main boat for check out: please put your baggage out to the corridor and settle your bill at reception. Brunch is served after that Arrival at habour at noontime, disembark cruise then take transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi- Flight to Hochiminh City- Hochiminh City Tour (B): Breakfast at hotel. Morning, transfer to airport and take flight to Hochiminh city. Greeted at the airport and transferred to the city centre. Afternoon, we start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace is the colonial-styled Central Post Office, one of the city’s major landmarks. Have a walking tour on Nguyen Hue Street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). From here, walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods there. Overnight in Saigon. Overnight in Hochiminh
Day 5: Hochiminh – Cuchi Tunnels – Shopping in Hochiminh (B): Have breakfast at hotel. Morning visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience. Return to Saigon and drop off at your hotel. Afternoon, your free time for shopping (no service provided) in the downtown where you can choose many lovely stuff at the very reasonable price. A few places to be mentioned to visit during your shopping is Ben Thanh Market – the center and typical market of Saigon; Saigon Square where is a few minutes walking from Ben Thanh Market; An Dong Plaza and its nearby Market; or Diamond Plaza if you are seeking the high qualified and brand name goods. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 6: Hochiminh – Siem Reap by flight (B): Breakfast at your hotel, check out. Transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. On arrival transfer to hotel and check in. Afternoon visit meanchey one of natural tourisms and a mangroves for hundreds species of fresh water fishes and birds and decorated with ethnic stilted houses line over the water surface up to the air. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them, most of who live in stilted houses. The people depend largely on fishing and tourism for their incomes. We embark on the traditional wooden boat through the flooded forests of the great Tonle sap lake, habitat of many bird species it will bring you to Chong Kneas. This amazing floating village is built on 8 to 10 m high stilts. Return to Siem Reap. Overnight at Siem Reap.
Day 7: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Temples tours (B): Breakfast at your hotel, Continue tour to the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. Visit TA PROHM TEMPLE, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. Afternoon visit ANGKOR THOM covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats; the city includes many of Angkor's most popular sights. Enter by the monumental SOUTH GATE over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the TERRACE OF THE ELEPHANTS and the TERRACE OF THE LEPER KINGS, former spaces for public ceremonies, both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined BAPHUON, ROYAL ENCLOSURE and PHIMEANAKAS before continuing to the mysterious BAYON TEMPLE. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle. Overnight at Siem Reap.
Day 8: Siem Reap – Kulen Mountains Tour (B): After Breakfast, start the trip to The Kulen Mountain. On the way to kulen you can enjoy your time with Countryside View. After Kulen you still can visit City then Finish Tour. PHNOM KULEN isin Svay Leu and Varin district, about 60kilometers from Siem Reap provincial town and 25kilometers from Banteay Srei, Phnom Kulen, originally called Mount Mahendraparvata, is the holy mountain where, when King Jayavarman II (AD 802-850) proclaimed independence from Java in 802, the Angkorian empire was born. This mountain plateau served as the capital of the first Khmer Empire for more than half a century before if relocated south to Hariharalaya, known today as Rolous. As many as 20 minor temples are found around the plateau, including Rorng Chen temple, the first pyramid built by a n Angkorian king, but many of them are difficult to reach. Numerous important sites lie scatted across the mountaintop, which is accessible by foot or by car. One thousand lingams are located on the top of the mountain, along Steung Siem Reap. The site features impressive riverbed rock carvings include innumerable scores of yoni and lingam that sit on the bottom of a steam from which water flows year round. Phnom Kulen waterfall farther downstream, is a good spot to cool off after explorations. It has two levels. The first level is 4 to 6 meters high and 10 to 15 meters wide. It’s depending on whether it is the dry or rainy season. The second level is 15 to 20 meters and 6 to 8 meters wide, depending on the season. Near the waterfall is a small jungle covered laterite temple called Kraol Romeas temple. Overnight at Siem Reap.
Day 9: Siem Reap departure (B): After Breakfast at the hotel, you are at leisure for shopping or relax before transfer to Siem Reap Intl. airport for departure flight. End of service! Note! Check-out time is around 12.00 noon. End of our services!