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vietnam tours, vietnam travel agency, cambodia tours, cambodia travel agencyTour duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Tour code: MLC-35
Depart from: Siem Reap
Stop off: Hanoi
Tour Code: MLC-35
Tour Route: Siem Reap arrival - Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh city - Mekong delta - Hue - Hoi An - Hanoi - Halong bay - Hanoi departure
Tour Duration: 14 days / 13 nights
Dates: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Starts/Ends: Siem Reap / Hanoi
Tour Type: Landscape, Culture
Activity Level: Regular itinerary
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)

BRIEF ITINERARY:
Day 01: Siem Reap arrival
Day 02: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat tour
Day 03: Siem Reap tours
Day 04: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Day 05: Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh
Day 06: Ho Chi Minh city tours - Cu Chi tunnels
Day 07: Ho Chi Minh - Mekog delta - Ho Chi Minh
Day 08: Ho Chi Minh city - Hue
Day 09: Hue - Hoi An
Day 10: Hoi An free & easy
Day 11: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hanoi
Day 12: Hanoi - Halong bay
Day 13: Halong bay - Hanoi
Day 14: Hanoi city tours departure
DETAIL ITINERARY
DAY 01: SIEAM REAP ARRIVAL
On arrival at airport in Siem Reap, Asiana Travel local tour guide will meet you at airport and transfer to check in hotel. Free time at leasure, overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals included: None

DAY 02: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT TOUR
08h00: You are picked up at hotel, transfer to visit to Angkor Wat the temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Continue to Bantay Srey temple, regarded as the jewel in the crown of Classical Khmer Art. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, we proceed to visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery and victory gate of Angkor Thom. The Bayon Temple is unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara. And we also take the boat cruise (Kongkear Angkor) onto the Tonle Oum south gate of Angkor Thom leading to the west gate. Of course, this time, other than your leisure & entertainment purpose, this boat activity has produced a number of jobs to our villagers, the origin Khmers who are living the nearby villages of Angkor Thom to get incomes for improving their living standard and also help proper schooling of their children. Return to the hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 03: SIEM REAP TOUR
Pick up from the hotel, and drive to the remote Beng Mealea temple through the typical Khmer countryside (60Kms from Siem Reap). There is a lot to see in the approximately 02 hours drive as it takes you through many lively villages and along kilometers of rice paddies. Explore the long abandoned temple (11th century), strangled by the jungle.  Continue your way to the foot the mountain, where Preah Vihear temple locates. We will then take a 04 wheel drive (pick-up truck) from the foot of the mountain to reach the Preah Vihear temple. Located at Svay Chrum Village, Kan Tout Commune, Choam Ksan District, on the mountain rank of Dang Rek (Preah Vihear Mountain is 800 Meters×400 Meters). Preah Vihear temple, which took over 300 years to complete the construction by a few famous Khmer kings, was firstly built from 893 by the king Yasovarman I who ruled the country from 889 to probably 910. The majority of temple edifice was established by king Suryavarman I (1002 - 1049) and finally the temple was completed during the reign of great king Suryavarman II (1113 - 1150), the well-known king who was the founder of magnificent temple of Angkor Wat at Siem Reap province (Rooney 2006). King Suryavarman II known as a great khmer king who dominated the Khorat Plateau, Lopburi and even further north in Thailand and he extended the Khmer Empire to the border of Pagan in Myanmar; and south into the northern part of the Malay Peninsula (Coe D. 2004). The main purpose of the temple is the mountain temple which is the symbol of sacred mountain “Meru” where is the abode of all the gods of Hindu. The temple was mainly dedicated to the supreme god “Shiva” (Rooney 2006). Afternoon, return to Siem Reap, we journey down the mountain before continuing west to Anlong Veng, one of the last Khmer Rouge bases to fall to the government forces. We stop to visit the house of Ta Mok, the former military commander of the Khmer Rouge. We then continue south to Siem Reap, arriving as the sun goes down. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 04: SIEM REAP - PHNOM PENH
After breakfast, check out hotel and transfer to airport for flight K6 100 (08h50 - 09h35) to Phnom Penh.
Phnom Penh: Capital of Cambodia for much of the period since the collapse of the Khmer empire in the 13th century, Phnom Penh is an attractive city (despite the ravages of war and civil strife) which molds the stylistic influences of such disparate sources as Khmer, Chinese and colonial French. Arrival Phnom Penh, transfer to hotel for check in. Proceed to Phnom Penh City tour: The Royal Palace. Visitors are only allowed to visit the palace’s Silver Pagoda and its surrounding compound. The National Museum of Khmer Art & Archeology (also known by the French, “Musee des Beaux-Arts” or the “Musee Albert Sarraut”) is considered one of the finest museums of classical Cambodia art in the world. Wat Phnom has the legend that in 1372 Lady Penh (Yeay Penh) fished a floating KOKI tree out of the river. Inside of the tree there were four Buddha statues. She built a hill (Phnom means hill) and a small temple (Wat) at the site of what is now known aster the hill (Phnom) and its creator (Penh), hence Phnom Penh. Cambodian Culture museum and Killing Fields memorial - Tuol Sleng Museum. Central Market boosts the 05th largest dome in the world and comprises 04 halls offering a wide range of imported & local products. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 05: PHNOM PENH - HO CHI MINH
After breakfast at hotel you are free untill transfer to the airport for flight VN921 (14h00 - 14h45) to Ho Chi Minh city, formerly Sai Gon, the city located on the right bank of the Sai Gon River, a tributary of the Dong Nai, Vietnam. Ho Chi Minh city is the largest city, the greatest port, and the commercial and industrial center of Vietnam. Check-in hotel and the rest of time you will be at leisure. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 06: HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR - CU CHI TUNNELS
In the morning, the tour guide will pick you up at the hotel and today you will visit all interesting sites and landmarks in Ho Chi Minh city. First stop is Notre Dame Catholic Cathedral and short visit to French built Post Office nearby, and then we will proceed to see the Reunification Palace, formerly the Presidential Palace governed by the US-pro government of Republic of Vietnam. Touring the building and then we will visit the War Remnants Museum, which primarily contains exhibits relating to the American phase of the Vietnam War. Break time for lunch. In the afternoon, we drive to Cu Chi district, 50 km to the Northwest of Ho Chi Minh city, the tunnels of Cu Chi are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels are part of a much larger network of tunnels that underlie much of the country. The Cu Chi tunnels were the location of several military campaigns during the Vietnam War, and were the National Front for the Liberation of South Vietnam's base of operations for the Tet Offensive in 1968. Touring the areas and then you will be transferred back to Ho Chi Minh city. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market nearby.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 07: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY
This five hour river cruise takes you through Vietnam’s most productive agricultural area which produces 38% of the country’s annual food crop. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes of coconut palms, sugar-cane groves and fruit orchards from the vessel as you head to the Cai Be floating market. Here you can cruise through the colourful barges full of fruits and vegetables and then proceed to local home factories such as rice paste making, rice pop corn, coco candies, and longans drying processing. The trip continues along the Mekong canals to Dong Hoa Hiep Island located between Vinh Long and Cai Be. Along the way you will find the local people engaged in their daily tasks and see brightly coloured Khemer pagodas. Stops on the way can be made upon request for particular visits or photos making. These evergreen islands among the Mekong River still remain unknown to many people. Arrive at La Residence de Phu An resort where you will be welcomed a nd served Vietnamese culinary delights. You will then walk along a narrow canal to an air-conditioned vehicle that will transport you back to Ho Chi Minh city.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 08: HO CHI MINH CITY - HUE
After breakfast at hotel, you are free at your leisure for shopping until check out hotel and transfer to the airport for onwards flight VN1372 (14h45 - 16h05) to Hue - Vietnam former capital city. Arrival Hue, transfer to hotel for check in and leasure. Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.
Meals included: Breakfast

DAY 09: HUE - HOI AN (140km)
Hue city tour: Visiting two majestic and serene Tombs of Emperors: Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Visit Royal Citadel which was constructed by Emperor Gia Long in the style of French military architect during the first decades of the 19th century. Have lunch at local restaurant then transfer to Hoi An, on the way visit Hai Van pass - a site that is covered in clouds all year round, enjoy breathtaking views of mountain landscapes, long stretches of beach, turquoise water of Lang Co's lagoon and the South China Sea Beyond. Hoi An Ancient Town is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarters to see the town's landmarks of Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 10: HOI AN FREE & EASY
Full day free at Hoi An to enjoiy your time of shopping, tailor shops, swimming at Cua Dai beach in Hoi An. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast
 
DAY 11: HOI AN - DA NANG - HANOI
After breakfast at hotel, check out and transfer to the Da Nang airport to take onwards flight VN1504 (08h10 - 09h20) to Hanoi. Pick up on arrival and transfer to city center for taking half day city tour with visiting the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins, for an overview about Hanoi culture and ancient Vietnamese architecture. After that visiting Hoan Kiem lake and Ngoc Son temple then take a cyclo (pedicab) tour ride around Hanoi old quarter. Enjoy the special Vietnam traditional Water Puppet show before back to hotel for overnight.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
 
DAY 12: HANOI - HALONG BAY (170km) / OVERNIGHT ON JUNK BOAT
Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs. Stay overnight on the Junk Cruise.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 13: HALONG BAY - HANOI
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Visit Dong Trieu ceramic and pottery village on the way. Continue to Hanoi for check in hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14: HANOI DEPARTURE
In the morning, start the tour at the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Mon & Fri & all afternoons); an imposing monument lavishly built using marble and granite, and where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” resides. A short walk from the mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda - resting on a single stone pillar emerging from the water, it is shaped like a lotus flower on its stalk. Inside is a statue of the Goddess of Mercy with its legendary “thousand arms and thousand eyes”. Then transfer to the airport for departure flight back home or next destination. End of service.
Meals included: Breakfast
INCLUSION & EXCLUSION
Inclusion Services
Exclusion Services
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin or double sharing with daily breakfast at hotel
  • One night on deluxe junk on Halong bay
  • Private transportation on tours
  • Entrance fees on tour
  • Private boat trip on Mekong river
  • Air tickets: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Ho Chi Minh city - Hue, Da Nang - Hanoi on economy and airport taxes
  • Meals as detail in the tour itinerary at local restaurant
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Mineral water and cold towel on bus daily
  • Visa arrangement to Vietnam and Cambodia
  • International air ticket and airport taxes to Siem Reap and from Hanoi
  • Drinks & other personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Tipping for local tour guides and drivers
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
PRICE

Tour cost is upon your request !

You are interested in of this tour, please feel free to contact us at booking@asianatravel.com.vn or info@asianatravel.com.vn. One of our staffs will contact you within 24 hours when we receive your request.
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