DAYS
11

Vietnam Cambodia Heritages

Hanoi to Siem Reap
Explore the best world heritages of two countries, Vietnam and Cambodia including natural one - Halong bay, and culture ones - Hoi an, My son and Siem reap. You will be stunned by the beauty of Halong bay with overnight cruise, then be charmed while in Hoi An, a beautiful town with various cultures awesomely blended here. Then you will immerse yourself in the mysterious and unique culture of Champa architectures at My Son land before overwhelming by the Temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom to explore the ancient ruins that reserved for centuries.
Depart at: Hanoi (Vietnam)
Finish at: Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Tour destinations: Hanoi - Halong bay - Hoi an - My Son holy land - Sai gon - Mekong - Siem Reap

TOUR BRIEFING

Day 01: Hanoi arrival 
Day 02: Hanoi – Halong Bay 
Day 03: Halong Bay - Hanoi city tour
Day 04: Hanoi - Fly to Hoi an
Day 05: My Son holy land excursion 
Day 06: Hoian city and river tour 
Day 07: Hoian – fly to Saigon
Day 08: Mekong Delta excursion 
Day 09: Saigon - fly to Siem reap
Day 10: Siem Reap - Angkor Tour 
Day 11: Siem Reap – Departure

Day 01: Hanoi arrival 

Xin Chao! Welcome to the elegant city of Hanoi!
HIT Vietnam tour local guide sends our warmest welcome at the airport and help you transfer to downtown. While briefing some essential information of our incoming tour, you may have some very first impression of our capital city.
Depending on your arrival time, we manage some hours for your first Vietnam experience with a visit to the famed Ancient Streets where you will find unique street vendors, busy traditional workshops, and holy temples. Continue your discovery with water puppet show, inspired by Red River Delta peasants. A welcome dinner is invited by us to give you some idea of Vietnamese food and cuisine.
Meal included: Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 02: Hanoi – Halong Bay 

After breakfast, we travel out of Hanoi city to the famed Halong Bay - the first and natural world heritage of this tour. The drive takes you 3.5 hours sharply to get arrival to the port. We board on the traditional junk with a warm welcome of the crew. Check in your cabin then back to the cruise's fine restaurant for delicious lunch. After lunch, you will find the junk to set sail to the most beautiful parts of the bay. Spend your time to behold the stunning oceanic landscapes. 
This afternoon, we will visit one of the biggest caves in the bay which is linked with the legend of Dragon and the bay. Unwind on your deck to behold the sunset. Your accommodation tonight is a private, en-suite cabin on a traditional wooden cruise. (learn more: Vietnam cruises on Mekong and Halong bay)
Meal included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Private cabin on Halong bay

Day 03: Halong Bay - Hanoi city tour

An active morning with Tai chi class on the sundeck or just leisurely laying on the chairs to enjoy the sunrise over islets. Followed by the breakfast, you will paddle to hidden, awesome caves and visiting a floating market. Sailing back to dock while brunch is serving.
Check out the junk while our driver awaits you for transfer back to Hanoi. Take your time to visit the must-see places of our capital including Temple of Literature, Sword Lake, and Ngoc Son temple. Back to your hotel and relax.
Meal included: Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Danang 

Day 04: Hanoi - Fly to Hoi an

Wake up this morning and we continue to explore Hanoi city. We are about to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex with his house on stilt, Ba Dinh square and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (that close on Mondays, Fridays and all afternoons).
After that, we keep our tour to Tran Quoc Pagoda - the beautiful pagoda on the banks of West lake. Free time for your lunch in Hanoi.
We will catch the afternoon flight for Hoi an - the second world heritage in this trip. After one hour flight and 40 minutes enjoyable transfer, we arrive in Hoian. Free time to walk along charming tailor shops, lovely ancient houses with flowers on balcony or terraces and enjoy coffee at a tranquility cafe. 
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 05: My Son holy land excursion 

Today, we start for the third world heritage and it is a very special and unique one - My Son. We take a drive about 45 minutes from Hoian to My Son Holy Land - the most important and sacred place of Cham Kingdom about hundred years ago. The land is hidden deeply in a jungle and surrounded by mountains. Even though My son was severely damaged by nature and human, the relics still show you the unique and outstanding of construction building skills as well as the special religion and belief of Cham people.
You will be amazed by the mysterious building concept and skills via remaining relics as well as learn how special this place is according to Champa culture.
Go back to Hoian town in mid-afternoon and free time to swim at Cua Dai beach or rent a bike to travel around.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 06: Hoian city and river tour 

Get acquaintance to the town by a walking to the best sites including Phuc Kien pagoda, an ancient house and the iconic symbol of the town - Japanese bridge. You may want to try excellent services of tailor shops here before getting lunch. 
In the afternoon, around 3.00PM we will drive to boat pier to board a traditional boat for a sunset cruise on Thu Bon river. You may encounter fishermen catching fishes with traditional nets. You can ask them for a try which is really fun or just enjoy cool cocktails on the boat. The moments of sunset covers the sparkling river with a lovely house on the banks lit up their balcony with lanterns are the most beautiful sights of this tour.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 07: Hoian – fly to Saigon

Morning in charming Hoian, we wake up early and enjoy this romantic morning at the town of history. Then we leave Hoian for Saigon (Ho Chi Minh city) by a short flight – approx. 1.5 hour. 
Arrive in the most modern city in Vietnam, you will be taken to the best highlights of Saigon with Independent Palace, War Remnants Museum, Post Office, North Dame Cathedral and some free time at one of its bustling markets. The rest of the day is free at your own management while we suggest you should walk around to try street food of Saigon.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 08: Mekong Delta excursion 

Breakfast at hotel, we drive down deeply into Mekong Delta to explore its unique water lifestyle. Take a sampan ride to sail along downstream of Mekong River to visit a local garden house, orchids, and farms in My Tho. You will visit a local house, have chat-chit wit the host and taste fresh fruit right in the garden.
After your lunch, we set up some bikes for your easy riding to explore neighbor gardens and houses. We drive back to Saigon in the afternoon and spend our time at one of a market in Saigon where you will find Mekong fruits are transferred and traded at big local markets.
Meal included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

Day 09: Saigon - fly to Siem reap

The tour guide and driver are at your disposal until transfer to airport and get ready for your onward flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia - the last world heritage in this tour.
Welcome by our tour guide and driver based in Siem Reap Town for transfer to your hotel for check-in.
If the time permits, we visit Preah Khan is one of the largest complexes at Angkor, was built by King Jayavarman VII in the late 12th century. Sister temple to Ta Prohm and then we continue to Neak Pean temple, it has a large square pool surrounded by four smaller square pools.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 10: Siem Reap - Angkor Tour 

This morning, we visit Ta Prohm, was a Buddhist temple dedicated to the mother of Jayavarman VII. It is one of the few temples in the Angkor region where an inscription provides information about the temple’s dependents and inhabitants, continue to visit Takeo, built by Jayavarman V, it was dedicated to Shiva and was the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandstone.
We journey to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this is the most famous temple at Angkor.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom, built by King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire, visit Terrace of the Leper King, Terrace of Elephants, Baphuon and Bayon temples.
Enjoy the sunset from Phnom Bakheng.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 11: Siem Reap – Departure

After breakfast, our tour guide and driver transfer to Siem Reap airport for catch a departure flight.
End of  the Vietnam-Cambodia Heritage holiday.
Meal: Breakfast
Accommodation: Not available

Why this Tour?

  • Stunning Halong bay cruise
  • Beautiful Hoi an and sunset river cruise
  • Mysterious My Son Holy land
  • Giant, overwhelmed Angkor complex

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

Group 1 person: US$ 2150 pp  
Group 2 persons: US$ 1300 pp
Group 3-4 persons: US$ 1160 pp
Group 5-6 persons: US$ 1030 pp
Single Supplement: US$ 330
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.
  • Boat trip as mentioned
  • 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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