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Xin chao! Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam. Hanoi, one of Asia’s most enchanting cities, full of culture, history and the engaging contradictions of a rapidly developing and deeply traditional society. You are greeted by your guide and driver at Noi Bai International Airport for your transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Hanoi is one of the oldest and most charming cities in Asia, and apart from its traditional Vietnamese architecture, there is a French quarter with grand French colonial villas and broad boulevards lined with trees and coffee houses. On this tour you’ll visit Ngoc Son Temple inside Hoan Kiem Lake, Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (open for inside visit in mornings only, closed on Monday, Friday, and the whole months of September, October, and November), the One-Pillar Pagoda, the Museum of Ethnology (closed on Monday), the Temple of Literature, and the old quarters.
Return to your hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Today depart from your hotel for Halong Bay in the morning. Halong Bay is one of the most magnificent scenic spots in all of Vietnam and was recognized as a world natural heritage site by UNESCO in 1994. Halong is a picturesque bay with almost 2,000 islets rising from the clear emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin. Cruise for 2 days in the tranquility of Halong Bay.
Overnight on board.

Note: Cruise itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions. Swimming or kayaking excursions may be cancelled due to poor weather.

Continue cruising and disembark in the late morning. Afterwards return to Hanoi by vehicle.
Transfer to the airport for evening flight to Sai Gon.
Upon arrival in Sai Gon, transfer to hotel.
Overnight in Saigon.

In the morning, pick up at the hotel in Saigon. Drive to visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Cu Chi was a bitter battleground for many years during the Vietnam War. Don’t miss a visit to this “underground village,” an intricate network of more than 200km (125 miles) of Cu Chi District, 75km (46 miles) from Ho Chi Minh City. Explore a short segment of this labyrinth of interlaced tunnels; you will be amazed by the tunnels’ numerous branches connecting to underground hideouts and shelters, before testing your marksmanship with an AK-47 rifle at local rifle range (optional). Drive back to Saigon. Lunch on the way at local restaurant.
In the afternoon, the city tour will take you around Vietnam’s busiest city, from downtown to Chinatown. You will get to know Saigon’s history and culture with stops at the Reunification Palace and Thien Hau Temple. You will not only learn about the past but also get a glimpse of the daily life of street vendors at the Binh Tay Market and see other places of interests such as Notre Dame Cathedral and the Municipal Post Office. You can stop over at a well-known lacquer workshop to pick up some unique gifts for your loved ones. Transfer back to the hotel.
Overnight in Saigon.

We depart from your hotel at 8am. We drive out of the metropolis to reach after about 2 and a half hour a less travelled region of the delta, about 30 kilometers away from the mouth of the mighty river. We hop on our private boat and start our exploration. We will meet people, learn more about their daily lives and navigate the Mekong. After visiting a local factory and an ancient communal house, we reach a small island for lunch at a local guesthouse.
In the afternoon, we visit a honey-bee farm before hoping on bikes and cycling narrow pathways across the island. We stop at another local farm to unveil the secret of Sâm jelly and sample it. We continue across orchards and transfer onto a small sampan to explore a thick mangrove. We return to the mainland, where our vehicle awaits for a drive back to Ho Chi Minh city. We arrive at your hotel in the late afternoon.

Free until transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap.
Upon arrived in Siem Reap you will meet and transfer by tour guide to check in at selected hotel.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Today in Siem Reap, Begin the day with a visit to one of the jewels of Cambodia - the awe-inspiring Angkor Thom or 'Great City' the fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor's most popular sights. Enter by the monumental SOUTH GATE over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant naga. Continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, former spaces for public ceremonies, both adorned with dramatic bas reliefs. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. In this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas reliefs and ascend narrow stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle.
Afterward visit Ta Prohm temple is one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them.
In the afternoon you finally explore the highlight of your trip – Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat today is the largest sacred edifice on earth and of high importance for the Khmer itself. Constructed in 12th century by King Suyavarman II, Angkor Wat is dedicated to the Hindu God Vishnu. Surrounded by a giant moat, the temple itself can be reached via a beautiful naga balustrade only. Hundreds of ornaments and reliefs cover the walls of this huge and ancient construction. Enjoy sunset view over the wonderful temple Angkor Wat.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Enjoy your breakfast at hotel but we need to leave early from Siem Reap at 7:30-8:00 am to Phnom Penh city by Public Bus. The journey take about 6hours you will reach Phnom Penh as the capital city.
After we start the tour at Phnom Penh to explore the Royal Palace. This palace dates from 1866 and is the last palace which was built during the French colonial period. The same complex houses the Silver Pagoda, named after the more than 5,000 heavy silver plates that adorn the floor. Its original name is Wat Prakeo, meaning "Temple of the Emerald Buddha." In this temple you can see a collection of Buddha in gold, silver, crystal and bronze. Next you run a few meters away from the National Museum, which was designed by George Groslier and the Ecole des Arts Cambodgiens. The museum houses the world's leading collection of ancient archaeological, religious and artistic artifacts from the 4th to the 13th centuries. Over 5,000 exhibits show the cultural wealth of the kingdom. In addition, the roof is home to a colony of bats!
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Full day excursion to old capital Oudong and traditional craft villages
Drive to Kampong Luong (40 km northwest) and visit silversmith village. Continue to 4km to Oudong, Khmer capital during 17-19 centuries. Continue to Kampong Chhnang province, visit traditional pottery villages.
Overnight in Phnompenh.

Time to say goodbye to Cambodia. Free at leisure until departure transfer to the airport for your flight to your next destination.
Check-out time is at 12p.m. Late check-out is not included and at surcharge upon availability.

End of Services

Inclusions

- Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
- 2 Days/ 1 night boat in Ha Long Bay
- All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax):
For Vietnam
o1-2pax: minivan of 7 seats
o3-6pax: van of 16 seats
o7-10pax: bus of 25 seats
For Cambodia
o1-2pax: car of 4 seats
o3-6pax: van of 10 seats
o7-12pax: bus of 25 seats
Transfer by public bus from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh
- Local ENGLISH speaking guides
- Boat trip as program
- All entrance fees as program
- Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in the program
- 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only
- Government tax and service charge

Exclusions

- Airfares (international and domestic)
- Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
- Drinks
- Visas to Vietnam, Cambodia
- Mineral water beyond that supplied
- Tips
- Early check in or late check out
- Insurances
- Optional excursions and activities
Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
Peak season surcharges if any
All not mentioned above

Notes

The following surcharges will be applied at the time of booking:
- Peak season surcharges
- Compulsory dinner surcharges
- Surcharge for domestic and regional airfares
- Surcharge for Hotel during Peak season

Several points to note:
1. The above tour prices are based on our current transportation rates. Increasing petrol rates might affect our transportation and boat fees, in which case we reserve the right to revise our current rates. If any increase should arise we will of course keep you well informed.
2. Availability: Please note that if a certain hotel is not available at the time of booking, then we will gladly make alternative suggestions in the same category. We will advise you accordingly with the surcharge if any. As a result, we would highly appreciate it if you could advise us to block rooms soonest possible to guarantee the rooms and rates in period of high and peak season
3. All the above points of interest are open for visit based on current updates. In case of closure for construction or any other reason, we will replace with a similar point of interest.
4. Above itinerary is based on the current flight schedule. In case of flight changes, the itinerary will be changed accordingly.
5. No early check in or late checkout is included except those indicated in the program. Generally, the check in time is 14.00pm and check out time is 12.00pm.
6. Visas into Vietnam and Cambodia are required except for countries who have signed the visa exemption contracts. Please contact us for visa information details.
Remarks: Passport must be valid 6 months ahead since the time of departing the visited country
7. Compulsory dinners on Dec 24th (Christmas), Dec 31st (New Year) or Vietnamese Lunar New Year will be advised at time of booking.

Hotel List 3*

City Hotel Room Type
Ha Noi Skylark Hotel Superior
Ha Long Garden Bay Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Sonnet Sai Gon Hotel Deluxe
Siem Reap Silk D'angkor Boutique Hotel Superior
Phnom Penh Cardamom Hotel & Apartment Superior

Hotel List 4*
City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter hotel Deluxe
Halong Syrena Cruise Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Muong Thanh Grand Sai Gon Centre Hotel Deluxe
Siem Reap Saem Siem Reap hotel Deluxe Pool View
Phnom Penh Kravan hotel Superior

Trip Highlights

Hanoi – Ha Long Bay - Halong – Hanoi – Saigon - Mekong - Saigon - Siem Reap – Phnom Penh

Departure Period

01 May, 2020 to 30 Sep, 2020
AUD 1,962 P P twin share
AUD 2,396 P P single

01 Oct, 2020 to 31 Dec, 2020
AUD 2,075 P P twin share
AUD 2,552 P P single

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