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Heritage Trails of Vietnam and Cambodia In 14 Days

Heritage Trails of Vietnam and Cambodia In 14 Days

$4475 $2238 per person
14 Days 13 Nights
Heritage Trails of Vietnam and Cambodia is an optimal arrangement to travel for pathfinders. First, take an insight into the hidden natural beauty of the scenery of Pu Luong with astonishing activities like water rafting or trekking. After a long retreat from the bustle, back to immense Ha Long bay with limestone rocks and the karst grottoes. Then, a nostalgic Hue is patiently awaiting your arrival with its hospitality. A farewell to Hoi An, the shining city of paper lanterns, you will go ahead to enter the city of temples. No one can deny the attraction of the world’s biggest religious structure Angkor with galleries, columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds. 
Your trip will end with an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the largest body of fresh water in Cambodia, Tonle Sap Lake.
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    Hanoi/ Tonle Sap Lake
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Tour Plan

Welcome to Vietnam - Hanoi Arrival
Your Vietnam adventure begins with your arrival in Hanoi. Your private driver will meet you at the airport, holding a signboard with your name. He will escort you to your accommodation right in the heart of the city, with the fascinating Old Quarter at your fingertips. You can easily explore the city at your own pace or relax at the hotel after the flight. Overnight in Hanoi.
Explore The Daily Life Of Vietnamese Countryside With Ba Vi Eco Tour (B/L)

Enjoy a hearty breakfast at the hotel then our experienced English-speaking guide escorts you on the trip to Ba Vi, a countryside located on the outskirt of Hanoi.

Arrive at Ri village, enjoy the welcome drink and snacks and meet your first host - Mr. Duoc, who is a Vietnam War veteran and tea-farm owner. Listen to the stories of Mr. Duoc's life during the war while enjoying the drink and then visit his tea plantation. You will learn how to pick the best tea leaves to make the most wonderful beverage in Vietnam. Carry on with the tea production at his small workshop, where most of the work is manual.

Then have a short drive to Moc village, where you will meet your next host Mrs. Chin, who will teach you how to cook local Vietnamese dishes. Later have the meals you made for lunch in a beautiful tropical garden.

Have a short break after lunch, and join Mrs. Chin for a walk around the village. You will visit some local families to understand the rural lifestyle and learn how tofu, conical hats, and other local products are made. Then have a cycling trip through beautiful paddy fields.

Wrap up your countryside tour with traditional feet soak in warm water with herbs, following the traditional recipes of the Muong ethnic minority. It will relax you (and your feet) after cycling around the village. Later, enjoy a transfer from Ba Vi back to your accommodation. Overnight in Hanoi.

Hanoi - Travel To Pu Luong - Boat Trip And Water Wheels (B/L/D)
Have breakfast at the hotel and meet your driver, who will take you to Pu Luong Nature Reserve via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. Have a delicious lunch upon arrival at your accommodation, and have a rest after the trip. Explore the beautiful place you stay with captivating panoramic views and a tranquil setting.
In the afternoon, you will drive to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you will begin your walk in search of stunning water wheels. Get close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes. Then visit the local fisherman’s house, and have a short rest to gear up for the bamboo river rafting. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views together with learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts.
When you arrive at a scenic Tan Lap Bridge, disembark from the boat and head back to your resort to have dinner.
Overnight in Pu Luong.
Enthralling Trekking Through The Rice Fiends (B/L/D)
Start early to descend into the beautiful valley, where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain. Your camera will not be able to sit still! Continue to the base of the valley, from where you weave between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch.
After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water in the nearby river before heading back to your resort.
Overnight in Pu Luong.
Discover The Local Villages Of Pu Luong (B/L) - Travel Back To Hanoi
Today you will get closer to village life and interact with locals living in the hills. Walk around working farmland and rice fields, and learn about weaving colorful textiles. Then have lunch and get ready to get back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Excursion To The Natural Wonder Of The World - Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D)

Check out of the hotel in the morning, and get picked up by the Cruise team. 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 at the pier, you will board the cruise and enjoy the fantastic views of limestone rocks and the karst grottoes. Have an utterly delicious seafood lunch and enjoy the time at the sundeck exploring the Bay. The cruise will stop in a secret place where you will spend time kayaking or swimming, so you can explore the karst grottoes closer. 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.

Note: In case of bad weather (the boat is not allowed to push off or not allowed to overnight in the sea), the Ha Long bay tour could be cancelled without notice. We will consider other replacement tours or a refund based on the specific circumstances.
Halong Bay - Travel Back To Hanoi - Flight to Hue (B/L)

Rise early today to view the sunrise at the wonder of nature with breakfast served in the dining room. A Tai Chi class on the sun deck will awaken your mind and muscles.

Then head off to visit the limestone cave full of stalagmites and stalactites. After your exploration return to the boat to check out and enjoy the brunch while the cruise is sailing back to the harbor. Later you will be transferred to  Hanoi.

Have some rest before our driver will pick you up to transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, you will be escorted to your accommodation.
Overnight in Hue.
Explore The Most Beautiful Places Of Hue (B/L)
Hue City is the cultural, political, and economic center of the Thua Thien Hue province, and used to be an old imperial city of Vietnam under the Nguyen Dynasty. During this time, the most remarkable architectural monuments were constructed, which now are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites. Your guide will meet you at your hotel around 8:00-8:30 am. Start your exploration with the boat trip on the Perfume River to Thien Mu pagoda, which is the oldest pagodas in Hue. Then visit the Imperial Citadel, where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Here you will also visit the Royal Antiques Museum to see the collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty. Then head to the bustling Dong Ba market. Have delicious Vietnamese lunch. In the afternoon, we will head to Khai Dinh’s Tomb, which combines traditional Vietnamese style with a European touch, making it unique from the other tombs in Hue. Then explore Minh Mang's Tomb, which represents the Confucian style. On the way, you will also visit conical hats and incense sticks villages. You will be back at your hotel around 16:00-17:00. Overnight in Hue.
Hue - Transfer to Hoi An Via Scenic Hai Van Pass (B)
Get up early in the morning. Our team will meet you around 04:30 – 05:00 am. Drive toward the An Truyen village. On arrival, you will visit the early morning market at the lagoon. Then embark on the motor sampan to see the sunrise on the lagoon and learn about the local floating life. You will visit a family farm, where you will learn how to catch fish in a uniquely local way. Snap a couple of nice shots of the sunrise over the lagoon before stopping by a local restaurant in the village market, to enjoy some tea/coffee and a very local tasty breakfast. Back to the hotel around 07:30-08:00 am.
Then get ready for the 3 hours trip from Hue to Hoi An by private vehicle. You will drive through one of the most beautiful roads in the world - Hai Van Pass. You will be blown away by the stunning views of the mountains and the sea. Upon arrival in Hoi An check in at the hotel and have free time to explore the surrounding area.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Hoi An Basket Boat and Fishing Tour (B/L)
Today your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am and take you for a cycle trip to the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside, you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way and enjoy the beautiful views of the neighborhood. After that, you will board a boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. Later, you will take a paddle boat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise. After the boat trip, have delicious lunch and cycle back to your hotel. Overnight in Hoi An.
Travel From Hoi An To Siem Reap (B)
Relish the remaining moment in Hoi An before your private driver escorts you to the Da Nang International Airport to take the international flight to Siem Reap. When you arrive at Siem Reap, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation in. The rest of the time is free at leisure.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Discover The Mysterious Temples of Angkor Wat (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and start your sightseeing tour of the Angkor complex. Start your exploration with the wondrous ancient ruins of the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone.
Continue your sightseeing to 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 will stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Then visit the famous jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm. Here the enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Visit Local Villages And Tonle Sap Lake (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel, and be ready for your drive to Chrieve village. Admire the life of local people, take an oxcart ride, which is a great way to explore Cambodia authentically, meet a lot of encounters, and interact with local people by visiting their home gardens. Learn their ways of life, and Cambodian culture, help them with vegetable gardening, take beautiful photos, and enjoy seasonal fruits at a village house.
In the afternoon, we will visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, and be amazed by the numerous stilted houses on the way. Then visit "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. Then get back to your hotel.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Time to Say Goodbye - Siem Reap Departure (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. Complete the hotel check-out formalities, after which you can visit the local markets to buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later your private driver will transfer you to the airport to take your flight back home.
Trip Ends.
HOTEL LIST: 3-star hotels:
Destination Accommodation
Hanoi Dal Vostro Hotel and Spa Hanoi or similar
Pu Luong Pu Luong Retreat or similar
Halong Bay Le Journey Cruise or similar
Hue Cherish Hue Hotel or similar
Hoi An Kim An Hotel Hoi An or similar
Siem Reap Hari Residence or similar
Destination Accommodation
Hanoi Tirant Hotel or similar
Pu Luong Pu Luong retreat or similar
Halong Bay Renea Cruise Halong or similar
Hue Eldora Hotel or similar
Hoi An Le Pavillon Luxury Hotel and Spa or similar
Siem Reap Saem Siem Reap or similar
Destination Accommodation
Hanoi The Oriental Jade Hanoi Hotel or similar
Pu Luong Pu Luong Retreat or similar
Halong Bay Era Cruise or similar
Hue Silk Path Grand Hue Hotel and Spa or similar
Hoi An Palm Garden Hoi An or similar
Siem Reap Angkor Miracle or similar
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).

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