DAYS
09

Angkor to North Vietnam

Siem reap to Hanoi

The tour from Angkor to North Vietnam is not only to relax, discover the famed Siem Reap city with thousand Angkor temples; but for the exotic experiences with boat trip at Tonle Sap Lake. A cruise tour in Halong bay is awesome as always. The trip ends up with a beautiful easy hike in the magnificent Sapa in Vietnam.

Depart at: Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Finish at: Hanoi (Vietnam)
Tour destinations: Siem Reap – Angkor temples tour - Hanoi - Halong bay - Sapa - Hanoi

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 01:Siem Reap Arrival
Day 02: Siem Reap – Angkor temples tour
Day 03: Siem Reap – Angkor temples tour
Day 04: Siem Reap – fly to Hanoi
Day 05: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay overnight on cruise 
Day 06: Halong bay – Hanoi – night train Sapa
Day 07: Lao Cai station arrival – uphill to Sapa
Day 08: Sapa - night train to Hanoi  
Day 09: Hanoi station arrival – departure

Detailed Itinerary

Day 01: Siem Reap Arrival

Meet upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport and transfer to the hotel. Depending on your flight time, we may have some short visits to surrounding or walk in the town. This dinner tonight is our warm welcome with Cambodian cuisine in a fine restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 02: Siem Reap – Angkor temples tour

Visit Angkor Thom, the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, built from the late 12th century to the early 13th century by King Jayavarman VII and consists of 54 towers, the Royal Enclosure, the Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, then visit Ta Prohm, surrounded by jungle. 
Visit Angkor Wat, the largest temples in the world and covers an area of 200 hectares and surrounded by a moat and an exterior wall measuring 1300 meters x 1500 meters.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 03: Siem Reap – Angkor temples tour

Visit Banteay Srei, constructed in the late 10th century by a Brahmin counselor under a power king Rajendarvarman. It was loosely translated to the citadel of the woman, but it is a modern appellation that probably refers to the delicate beauty of the carvings. En-route stop at Pre Rub (turn the body), was constructed in late 10th century dedicated to Hindu gods. This reflects the common belief among Cambodians that funerals were conducted at the temple.
Visit Preah Khan temple, built by King Jayavarman VII dedicated to his father. It is a huge, highly exportable monastic complex, and served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. Continue to Neak Pean, a small island temple located in the middle of the last Baray, constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area. 
Back to your hotel for relaxing and overnight in Siem Reap.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 04: Siem Reap – fly to Hanoi

Free at the " Old market" to understand more about the local life and see if you find any nice souvenirs for your family till  transfer to airport for flight to Vietnam.
Arrive in Hanoi after a short flight, HIT Vietnam's tour guide welcomes you at Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi city) then transfer to your hotel. Check in Hanoi - a center - located hotel and have sometimes to relax. Depending on your landing time, we will have a short city tour to introduce the city landmarks. The tour typically includes Ngoc Son temple, Sword Lake, Ancient quarter and a cyclo tour. O/N in Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 05: Hanoi - Ha Long  Bay overnight on cruise 

After breakfast, our tour starts the first highlight by departing directly to the city of Quang Ninh, the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay. Upon arrival of Halong bay port; check in to your private cabin on traditional Halong bay junk. The junk sets sail while you enjoy some welcome drink and see a little of this busy seaport. The junk cruises into the bay with a short brief of cruise manager then you will have a sumptuous seafood lunch and spend the afternoon cruising past the many limestone peaks and islands that form this picturesque Halong bay of Vietnam. Relax on deck of the cruise this afternoon and overnight onboard
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise

Day 06: Halong bay – Hanoi – night train to Lao Cai for Sapa

Wake early as the mist rises over the Halong bay, an ideal time to take pictures. Enjoy breakfast and continue your Halong cruise trip, after the brunch then clear bill while returning to shore. Our vehicle picks you up at the Halong port then transfer back to Hanoi. 
Upon arrival in Hanoi, we pay a short visit to Temple of Literature and Hochiminh Mausoleum just nearby (take photos outside). Free for your dinner before a short transfer to Hanoi’s railway station for a train ride to Sapa. Your accommodation is a shared 4 berth compartment, complete with sleeper beds and crisp linen sheets. Overnight on train
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on Train ( Share 4 berth AC Cabin)

Day 07: Lao Cai station arrival – uphill to Sapa

Wake early and marvel at the remarkable scenery as you roll into Lao Cai station - 30km from Sapa town. On arrival at around 5am, be picked up and transferred uphill to Sapa town, check in the hotel and enjoy breakfast before exploring this scenic and cultural area of French style town - Sapa. Today visit Sapa’s market to see traders selling their wares, take a journey to the top of Ham Rong Mountain and marvel at the scenic panorama from this hilltop location. Visit a local ethnic minority village – Sin Chai - to gain an insight into the life and culture of these unique hill tribes. Return to your hotel late afternoon. Overnight in one of Sapa's hotels
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

Day 08: Sapa’s villages tour or local market visit – night train to Hanoi  

Wake up early in the morning. The pure atmosphere and stunning scenery of highland town, Sapa will help you freshen up. Depends on the date we have two options: to visit ethnic minority villages around Sapa or drive to Bac Ha market on Sunday, Coc ly Market on Tuesday and Can Cau market on Saturday. There, you can discover and even join trading activities of real hill-tribe people. Luncheon served at local restaurant. In the afternoon, transfer to Lao Cai Railway Station for a night train back to Hanoi. 
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Overnight on Train (Share 4 berth AC Cabin)

Day 09: Hanoi station arrival – Departure

Picked up the early morning for a short refreshing up by a visit at a local flower market. This is whole sales flower market gathering in a very early morning only near West lake. After the visit, we will enjoy breakfast with a fantastic food eaten by Hanoians every day – Pho (Rice noodle). Transfer you to the airport then we have to say goodbye.
Services "Angkor to North Vietnam tour" end up here.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

Why this Tour?

  • World heritage in Siem Reap
  • Boat trip on the Tonle Sap lake
  • Fantastic cruise in Halong bay
  • Magnificient view of Sapa town

Rate Valid Dec 2017
(5% OFF in May-Sep)

Group 1 person: US$ 1815 pp 
Group 2 persons: US$ 1240 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 1080 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 950 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 235
Note: PP = per person.
Based on 3-star room standards
(Request room upgrade)

What is Included

  • Visa Approval Letter to Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Twin/double sharing at 3-star room standards
  • Domestic and regional flights
  • Private car A/C transfer
  • Private English speaking guide (on spot)
  • Private cabin in Halong cruise.
  • Train tickets - 4 soft berth sharing cabin
  • Daily breakfast & meals as mentioned
  • All entrance fees.
  • Bottled waters in touring days
  • Service charges & taxes (what this?)

What is NOT Included

  • Personal expenses
  • International flights from/to your country
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurances
  • Others not mentioned

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