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Overview

Day 1 Hanoi – Arrival
Day 2 Hanoi Full Day City Tour
Day 3 Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Overnight on Cruise
Day 4 Ha Long Bay Hanoi
Day 5 Hanoi – Flight to Ho Chi Minh – Half Day City Tour
Day 6 Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Tay Ninh Cao Dai Temple
Day 7 Ho Chi Minh – Flight to Siem Reap – Floating Village and Silk Farm
Day 8 Siem Reap – Ankgor Wat
Day 9 Siem Reap- Thousand Lingas
Day 10 Siem Reap – Departure

Itinerary
DAY 1
DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL

On arrival at Hanoi airport, our guide will pick you up and transfer to hotel for check in and taking a rest.

The rest of time you are free at leisure.

Meal: None

Accommodation at selected hotel in Hanoi

DAY 2
DAY 2: HANOI – FULL DAY CITY TOUR

After breakfast at hotel, our guide will pick you up to have Hanoi full day city tour:

The first is Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (Closed on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoons), where you will visit uncle. Ho – the first president of Vietnam, his residence and One – Pillar pagoda – the unique temple in Hanoi

Then you will visit Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam and a rare example of well – preserved traditional Vietnamese architecture built in 1070.

In the afternoon, you will visit Ethology Museum to have a good insight into the various ethnic groups – 54 ethnic majorities. Especially there is real life replicas outside of the housed the various tribes used to stay in here.

Leave museum behind, you will visit Hoan Kiem Lake with The Huc Bridge and Ngoc Son Temple. Then go shopping at Old Quarter to discover bustling and traditional night market in the center of Hanoi

After that back to hotel for taking a rest

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Hanoi

DAY 3
DAY 3: HANOI – HA LONG BAY – OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE

07:30– 08:20 Our tour guide and bus pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
08:30 Departure to Ha Long Bay for 3.5 hours and on the way you can enjoy the landscape of the the Red River Delta country side
10:00 Stopover at Hai Duong province for refreshment about 20 – 30 minutes
12:00 Arrive to Tuan Chau harbor, take break and welcome drink at Cruise Lounge before transferred to Cruise

12:15 Welcome to Cruise, enjoy welcome drink while our cruise manager give a brief introduction, safety guidelines bout Cruise. Check-in your cabin and Start cruising and explore Ha Long Bay – one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.

12:30 Enjoy lunch with Vietnamese and International dishes served, while cruising in the magnificent Ha Long Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay.

14.00-15.30 After lunch, continues to cruising then you will visit Titop Beach- one of very famous Island in Ha Long Bay, you can swim, climbing up to the Titop mountain and taking photos.

16.00 Continue to cruising exploration in HALONG BAY passing by Cua Van Floating Village, Tien Ong Cave, Trong Cave, Ho Dong Tien, do Kayaking at Pearl Farm.

17:30 Cruising back to our Cruise and relax by enjoying Sun Set party with Juices, Cocktails, Red Vine and fruits on Pararoma Roof Bar.

18:00- 18: 30 Join the cooking class guided directly by Chef of Alisa Cruise. You have chance to practice Vietnamese traditional dishes such as spring roll or famous cuisine of Vietnam.

19:30 Time for dinner enjoying special food on the cruise at Alisa Restaurant.

21:00 Evening entertainments: Relax at leisure; Beauty Spa Service; Enjoy night movie; Play game on the cruise such as cards game, chess, karaoke, squid fishing, and overnight on Titop Island or 368 area

DAY 4
DAY 4:

06:30 Early morning sun risers can enjoy Tai Chi le session on the sundeck. Tai chi also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements.
Coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast are served in the dining room with morning view of bay’s landscape.
07:00 Morning view of bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee and breakfast.
08:00 Transfer by tender to Sung Sot Cave. It takes approximately 50 minutes for cave visiting, one of the most beautiful cave in Ha Long bay with beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat by tender. Proper shoes are highly recommended.
10:00 Check-out and settle bills at reception. Having brunch at Alisa Restaurant on boat
12:30 Return to Hanoi by comfortable air-con shuttle bus
14:30 Stopover in Hai Duong province to visit a ceramics workshop
16:00 – 16:30 Arrive in Hanoi end your trip.

Meals: Breakfast and Brunch on Cruise

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Hanoi 

NOTE:

  • The itinerary might be subject to changes due to weather or time permitting conditions without prior notice
  • The cruise schedule might be subject to changes upon weather and operation conditions.
  • Wi Fi is available on board the cruise but is sometimes unstable due to weak signal points across the mountainous bay.

 

DAY 5
DAY 5: HANOI – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH – HALF DAY CITY TOUR

After breakfast, our guide will pick you up to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh:

Arrival in Tan Son Nhat Airport, our guide will pick you up to hotel for check in (Check in at 14:00, early check in is exclusive and subject to availability)

In the afternoon, you will visit Reunification Palace which was built in 1962 and is famous for its outstanding example of 1960’s architecture. Formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president, this 60s style was famously stormed by tanks on April 30, 1975 signifying the fall of South Vietnam. It has been preserved in its original state, and the original tanks remain on display near the entrance gates. Then you will discover “Dong Khoi” Street, the old Opera House, and the Old Post Office, which were both built in French architecture style during the colonial times (both may only be viewed from the outside). Round up our day with exciting shopping experience in colourful Ben Thanh market, the largest market of Saigon. Then you take a rest at hotel

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 6
DAY 6: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNELS – TAY NINH CAO DAI TEMPLE

Meet our tour guide at your hotel and start our visit by vehicle to Cu Chi Tunnels, a must-see destination in Southern Vietnam. These Underground tunnels in Cu Chi have been known during the Vietnamese – American war. Visiting to the tunnel system is stretching over 200km and consists of three levels in depth (from 8 to 12 meters) will give you an introduction about a period of Vietnamese history and what materials that the Vietnamese people used to dig such a long tunnel system and how the local people use these tunnels during the war. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels. To have more “thrilling” experience, you can even test your shooting skills on original AK47s and other types of gun from past war times (subject to a surcharge).

We drive to Tay Ninh where the religion Cao Dai originated from in 1926. Cao Dai Religion mixes ideas from Buddhism, Christianity, Taoism and Confucianism. By visit to this holy-see temple at noon time, we have great opportunity to see the worshippers in their costume during noon mass.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 7
DAY 7: HO CHI MINH – FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP - PHLUCK FLOATING VILLAGE – SILK FARM

After breakfast at hotel, you will have free time until your flight

Upon arrival at the arrival halls you will be met by your local guide and driven to your hotel for check in. After check in we drive to visit Kampong Phluk Floating Village, located at 16 km at north-south of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low (March – July), the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. At this time of year many of the villagers move out onto the lake and build temporary houses. In the wet season when water level rises (Aug – February), the villagers move back to their permanent houses on the floodplain, the stilts now hidden under the water. Explore this great ecosystem by way of canoeing and hear the calls of the macaque monkeys while observing the forest beneath the lake’s surface .Kampong Phluk’s economy is, as one might expect, based in fishing, primary in shrimp harvesting. Take a paddle ride through the flooded forest before return to town. Then we drive to the Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray  Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor. Continue visit to Wat Thmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Mountain.

Overnight at hotel

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 8
DAY 8: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE

After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to discover Angkor Thom and Temples. Firstly, you will visit the wonderful Angkor Thom (the Great City) including the Southern Gate, famous Bayon temple (12th century in the centre of city remains one the most enigmatic temples of the Angkor group composed of 54 gothic towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Baphuon temple is lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru. Terrace of Elephants used   as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall ; Terrace of the Leper King  a platform 7m high, with statue and temple walls covered in emerald-green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all, Ta Prohm.

Afternoon, it is time to visit the wonderful Angkor Wat Temples – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, as a temple and mausoleum forKing Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of 12th. Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorean temples, with a central tower surrounded by four smaller towers. The central monument represents the mythical Mount Meru, the holy mountain at the centre of the universe, which was home to the Hindu God Vishnu. The whole complex covers 81 hectares, a rectangular wall measuring 1025 meters by 800 meters borders the inner edge of the moat, and temple’s greatest sculptural treasure is its 2 km-long bas-reliefs around the walls. In the late afternoon, visit to the Phnom Bakheng temple, is the first temple in Angkor region build by the Yacovarman I King in the first of 9th century, located on a slope gently hill where thousands tourist are grouping on the hilltop to catch a memorable time of life when viewing the marvellous sunset, the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle. Overnight at hotel

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 9
DAY 9: SIEM REAP – THOUSAND LINGAMS

After breakfast – we drive 45 km to the north of Siem Reap to Kbal Spean (The head of the bridge or the river of the thousand lingams), trekking up to the hill 1.50 km take about 2 hour for the tour. The site consists of a series of stone carvings in sandstone formations carved in the river bed and banks. It is commonly known as the “Valley of a 1000 Lingas” or “The River of a Thousand Lingas”. The motifs for stone carvings are mainly myriads of lingams (phallic symbol of Hindu god Shiva), depicted as neatly arranged bumps that cover the surface of sandstone bed rock, and lingam-yoni designs. Kbal Spean is described as “a spectacularly carved riverbed, set deep in the jungle to the northeast of Angkor”. The river over which the bridge head exists is also known as Stung Kbal Spean, a tributary of the Siem Reap River that rises in the Kulen mountains north of Banteay Srei. The river bed cuts through sandstone formations and the many architectural sculptures of Hindu mythology have been carved within the sandstone. We drive down and visit the famous Banteay Srei (Citadel of Women). On the way back stop at Pradark Village, where you will see the villagers making palm sugar, handicraft for selling to tourist. It’s a nice chance for you to see the local people living at the country side with their struggling for daily life. Overnight at hotel

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation on selected hotel in Siem Reap  

DAY 11
DAY 11: SIEM REAP PHLUCK FLOATING VILLAGE – SILK FARM – DEPARTURE

Today is on your own leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight to the next destination. End of base tour service.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

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10 PAX ADULT 10 YEAR OLD CHILD
4 star Hotel & Cruise List USD 888per PAX USD 595 per child
Single supplement cost for domestic flight from Hanoi to Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh (Vietnam Airlines or Viet Jet Air) USD 59 – USD 89 per PAX

(Airfares are subject to change without prior notice)

Single supplement cost for international flight from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap (Vietnam Airlines) USD 204 per PAX

(Airfares are subject to change without prior notice)

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