- Duration: 13 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM - CAMBODIA ( HANOI/ HALONG BAY/ HOI AN/ HO CHI MINH CITY/ PHNOM PENH/ SIEM REAP)
- Places: 15 Seats
- Prix: Solo Travel
Gone are those days when you are stable at common places, why don’t you come with us to enjoy an interesting tour on your own? First comes to Hanoi, a must-visit city in Southeast Asia. Your leisure time will not be a waste when going through cultural places with the unimaginable architecture mix between the West and East. Act as a local guy in Ba Vi Eco tour, a flurry of activities like tea harvesting, cooking, traditional foot bathing, cycling and boating will be a highlight for your days. Certainly, the next point in this trip will be Halong Bay. Freshen up your life in a dazzling space of rock stone and emerald green water. Then, let us "call on" Hoi An to introduce you to the beauty of the central part. You will be in love with the charms of this lantern city. Stroll along with a grove of bougainvillea blooming, visit Japanese Bridge, Old House of Tan Ky, Phung Kien House, etc. or taste the colorful collection of handicraft products. Saigon, the Pearl of the Orient can be considered as a layover, enjoy your leisure time or discover highlighted places on your own before streaming into Cambodia by bus. Killing Field imbued with a painful bloody history and Russian Market, the hippest neighborhood, will be your next destinations in the Land of Peace and Prosperity. Lastly, Angkor Wat, old but not out-of-date, could be a good option for a warmest farewell before your departure back into routine life.
DAY 1: WELCOME TO VIETNAM – HANOI ARRIVAL
Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel by the private transportation. Check-in to the hotel and get over the jet lag. You can mooch through the streets of the city. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area. After enjoying the first day yourself and return to the hotel for a relaxing sleep.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 2: HA NOI LEISURE DAY (B) – BA VI ECO TOUR (OPTIONAL )
Have a breakfast at your hotel and spend your time to explore the city
Optional Tour: - Ba Vi Eco Tour
Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.
Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family. Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is not only a veteran who lives during those hard times but also a green tea expert. You will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.
After that, you will wander around the village and mingling with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the top. Stop at another host family for foot bathing following the recipes of Muong ethnic group and relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 3: EXCURSION TO THE NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLDS (B/L/D) - SHARING CRUISE
In the morning, after breakfast at the hotel, the Cruise team will pick you up. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival to Halong, you will enjoy a cruise on the Bay and explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which there will be a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long Bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can optionally attend the activities taking part on the boat or just relax.
Overnight on cruise.
DAY 4: BACK TO TRANQUIL CAPITAL (B/L)
Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 5: TRAVEL FROM HANOI TO HOI AN (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and relaxing time before boarding a flight Hanoi to Hoi An. Approximately flight time is one hour and 30 minutes. Upon your arrival, you will be transferred from the airport to your hotel in Hoi An’s center.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 6: HOI AN LEISURE DAY (B)
Today you will have free time explore Hoi An at your own pace, seeing what interests you. This ancient town is full of Japanese merchant houses and pagodas, temples and antique warehouses. Or just lounge about in a laid-back riverside café on the bank of the Thu Bon river.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 7: HOI AN LEISURE DAY (B)
Leisure day in Hoi An and stroll around this peaceful city.
Overnight in Hoi An.
DAY 8: TRAVEL FROM HOI AN TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
After breakfast, you will be transferring to the airport and take the flight to Ho Chi Minh city.
On Hoi an arrival, you will be picked up and transfer to hotel for check-in.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 9: HO CHI MINH CITY LEISURE DAY – MEKONG DETLA ( OPTIONAL ) (B)
Today you will have free time explore Ho Chi Minh City at your own pace, seeing what interests you.
Optional Tour – Mekong Delta Tour
Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast and a trip to Mekong Delta follows, you will be greeted by an experienced English-speaking guide and professional driver to My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around the country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people and visits the fruit plantation. Then you will take a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and immerse yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family workshops and honey-bee farm, try some honey tea and coconut candies specialties.
Refuel yourself with a Vietnamese traditional meal and later pedal around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong Delta. If you are not keen on a cycling trip, then enjoy a cool breeze and relaxing time in a hammock.
Afterward, you will be transferred back to your accommodation.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY – TRANSFER TO PHNOM PENH BY BUS (B)
After a healthy breakfast at the hotel, we will transferred to the bus station to to catch the bus to Phnom Penh
DAY 11: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP BY BUS (B)
Breakfast at hotel: Heading out of town we visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious 'Killing Fields' of Choeung Ek, which will give us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. We have time this afternoon, exploring Psar Toul Tom Pong, also called the Russian Market", where anything and everything is for sales
Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel check in.
Overnight in Siem Reap
DAY 12 : SIEM REAP LEISURE DAY – ANGKOR TOUR OPTIONAL (B)
Leisure day in Siem Reap
Angkor Tour – Optional Tour
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. Early this evening, we will take the Tuk Tuk (the most common taxi in Cambodia) to cruise around the Siem Reap and town and and for a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety for your journey.
Overnight in Siem Reap
DAY 13: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home. Trip Ends
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√ Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
√ Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
√ Experienced English speaking guide
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