8 Days 7 Nights discovering Siem Reap & Hanoi package will give you a chance to explore Siem Reap – the gateway to ancient world and Ha Long Bay – one natural wonder of the world.

Overview
Day 1 Siem Reap Arrival
Day 2 Siem Reap – Angkor tour
Day 3 Siem Reap city tour- tonle sap lake
Day 4 Siem Reap – flight to Hanoi
Day 5 Hanoi city tour
Day 6 Hanoi – Halong bay overnight on cruise
Day 7 Halong bay – Hanoi
Day 8 Hanoi – departure
Itinerary
Day 1
Day 1 : Siem Reap - Arrival

Pick up from airport and then transfer to check in the hotel. Afternoon, visit Cambodian Cultural Villages (http://www.cambodianculturalvillage.com/), including Wax Museum, Miniatures, former capital Ou Dong, Royal palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Phsar Thmey, 12th century Kompong Kdey Bridge, 16th century reclining Buddha and Independent Monument.  Also includes Carving, Traditional Dances Show and Villages. Shopping at the local market.

Meal: None

Accommodation at selected hotel in Siem Reap.

 

Day 2
Day 2 : Siem Reap - Angkor Wat (B)

We visit the Angkor National Museum www.angkornationalmuseum.com known as the grand entrance to a world-class heritage that reveals the glory of Angkor Civilization. This museum enhances the cultural heritage of the Golden Era of Khmer Kingdom through amassed collection of invaluable artifacts and through state of the art multimedia technology exhibition for a full picturesque legendary story. Then continue to 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 visit 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.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Siem Reap.

 

Day 3
Day 3 : Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake (B)

We will visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located south of 10 kilometers Siem Reap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of time visiting the “Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor” which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. We will 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.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 4
Day 4 : Siem Reap - Flight to Hanoi (B)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, our guide and driver meet and transfer you to the hotel (check-in time at 14:00hrs, early check-in is not inclusive and subject to the availability).

Meal: breakfast at hotel

Accommodation at selected hotel in Hanoi

Day 5
Day 5: Hanoi Full Day City Tour (B)

The Capital of Vietnam and one of the hidden gems of South East Asia, Hanoi retains elegance and charm not often found in this part of the world, the city’s French influence is to be seen in the fine old colonial buildings and tree lined boulevards.

08:00hrs, meet our local English-Speaking guide at your hotel lobby and start our full day tour discovery of Hanoi.

We first stop at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (view from outside, closed on Mondays, Friday and every afternoon), a large memorial in Hanoi where the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved. Within this complex, we also visit Ho Chi Minh residence, and One Pillar Pagoda, a historical Buddhist in Hanoi which is built of wood on a single stone pillar and to resemble a lotus blossom

Then, we move to visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius. Here you will be introduced the art of wood carving and bronze casting in Vietnam in the 19th century. If you visit this temple before Vietnamese Traditional Tet holiday, you would see how the calligraphist writing wishes in Han characters outside the temple.

In the afternoon, we continue with Ethnology Museum, where we can find a wide range of displayed items belong to 54 ethnic minorities of Vietnam. Almost the most outstanding characteristics as well as cultural patterns of Vietnamese minorities are shown there.

Leaving behind the museum, visit Hoan Kiem Lake, free to shop in the Old Quarter, the 36 Old Streets. Each individual street was named after the products sold there. Then enjoy water puppet show, the unique Vietnamese traditional art. Water Puppet is an art form that dates back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theatre stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would make entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water.

Great entertainment for all ages Charming, curious, and enchanting – you’ll be pleased you experienced it.

Meal: Breakfast at hotel.

Accommodation at selected hotel in Hanoi

Day 6
Day 6: Hanoi - Ha Long Bay - Overnight on cruise (B/L/D)

As an UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay is the most famous destination in Vietnam, and it becomes a must see place in tourist’s eyes once they come to Vietnam. The bay covers more than 1500 square kilometers with thousands of limestone islands, which is unique and no words to describle the beauty of Ha Long Bay

9:00 – 9:30: You are picked up from your hotels in Hanoi for 2.5 hour driving on 5B highway to the Got Harbor in Hai Phong Province for the cruise.

12:00 – 12:30: Tender will transfer you to embark Calypso Cruises. You will be served with a welcome drink and a towel.

Followed by our cruise briefing where you will also be given safety instructions before checking into your cabins. While the cruise sailing, you enjoy a bon-appetite lunch and being impressed by the beauty of hundreds of karst islands on your way passing Halong Bay to Lan Ha Bay.

15:00: Visit Light and Dark Water Cave, where you can do kayaking or bamboo boat rowed by local people.

17:30: Return to Calypso Cruise. It’s time to admire the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin and enjoy happy hour (buy 2, get 1 more free).

You take part in cooking demonstration to learn our Vietnamese cuisine.

19:00: A great dinner awaits you.

20:30 – 22:00: Your free time to enjoy the landscapes of the Bay on the top deck, sing karaoke, enjoy ordered drinks from the bar, try your luck at squid fishing or just relax in your cabins, etc.

Overnight on board.

Day 7
Day 7 : Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/Brunch)

06:30: Wake up early to enjoy the dawn and start a perfect new day with Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck.

7:00 – 9:00: Have a light breakfast in the restaurant.

9:00: Check out your cabin. Then you take a bus route for about 20 minutes on Cat Ba Island from Gia Luan Pier to visit Army Hospital Cave, a special place to save the significant Vietnamese history during the resistance war. During the travel, you will be immersed in the wild fresh natural scenery of Cat Ba National Park.

10:30:Back to Calypso Cruises. You have lunch while the Calypso Cruise back to the harbor

12:00: Disembark the boat and return to Hanoi.

14:30 – 15:00: Arrive at Hanoi. End of the trip.

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch on boat..

Accommodation at a selected hotel in Ha Noi

Day 8
Day 8 : Hanoi - Departure (B)

Having the breakfast at the hotel, and then free time until your departure transfer
Meal: Breakfast at hotel

Price & Bookings

Hotel: 4 star

Destination Hotel name Room category No of night
Hanoi The light hotel or similar

http://www.hanoithelighthotel.com/

Superior 03
Halong bay Calypso cruise or similar

https://calypsocruises.vn/

Deluxe cabin 01
Siem Reap The Sokha Roth Hotel or similar

https://www.sokharothhotel.com/en-us

Deluxe cabin 03
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