Highlights Of Cambodia and Vietnam


  • Highlights Of Cambodia and Vietnam

Highlights Of Cambodia and Vietnam

 Cambodia

22 days from £1899 pp  return flights from LHR

Discover the twin cultural centres of Cambodia and Vietnam in depth for 22 days in this itinerary that covers all the major highlights and then some.

At a Glance

  • Enjoy Angkor Wat visit
  • Explore traditions & culture
  • Enjoy cruising in Halong Bay
  • Enjoy the ruggedness of Sapa
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Discover the twin cultural centres of Cambodia and Vietnam in depth for 22 days in this itinerary that covers all the major highlights and then some. Cruise through Ha Long bay, discover the old Hoi An and get acquainted with the Angkor Wat–all in one holiday. Also visit the rugged Sapa, anciently known as the Summer Capital of the Northern Vietnam. Experience train, limousine bus, luxury tourist coach and internal flight and immerse in the culture and everyday life of Vietnam and Cambodia.

The Experience

DAY 01 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW

Today you will board on an overnight plane to Siem Reap (1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layover).

Overnight stay in plane.

DAY 02 | ARRIVAL – SIEM REAP

Upon arrival, warmly welcome at Siem Reap International airport, you are met by our guide & driver and then transferred direct to hotel for check in.

The remaining time is free for you to rest & relax at the hotel. You may wish to explore the city; you can choose to visit Pub Street which is well-known for its quality yet economical food & beverage outlets.

O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 03 | SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING [B]

Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be at leisure a bit and then:

Angkor Sightseeing GroupTour

08h00: Our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to South Gate of Angkor Thom.
Walk through the South Gate of Angkor Thom via the Naga Bridge, taking some photos.
Walk from South Gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon temple via the big trees, play with monkeys (be careful with your things as monkey might try to take it away from you)
Visit to Bayon Temple and walk to Baphuon, Elephant Terrance, Leper King Terrace and the Royal Enclosure
Lunch break (at your own cost)
13h00: You’ll be driven to Angkor Wat Temple area (Visit to Angkor Wat Temple until sunset)
17h30: Our shuttle bus with guide will bring you back to hotel for the night
Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

DAY 04 | SIEM REAP – FREE (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Today, the day is kept leisurely for you to rest & relax. You may choose to explore Siem Reap city of your own.

O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 05 | SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH BY AIR CONDITIONED TOURIST COACH [B]

Today is another exciting day. You will be transferred to the bus station to Phnom Penh by air condition tourist bus.

Arrival Phnom Penh boat station where you will be met and transfer to the hotel.

The rest of time, you’ll be free on your own to explore some highlights in Phnom Penh such as the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles and National Museum.

O/N in Phnom Penh.

DAY 06 | PHNOM PENH – HO CHI MINH CITY BY AIR CONDITIONED TOURIST COACH [B]

Breakfast at hotel.

Then you will be transferred to Phnom Penh bus station to board air-conditioned tourist coach for departure to Ho Chi Minh City which will take approximately 6-7 hours depending on the traffic. Buses leave in the morning and arrive Ho Chi Minh City late afternoon. Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City bus station you will be met by our guide and driver to transfer you to the hotel for check in.

The bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a centre of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafes. (If time permits) we stroll around the down town to explore the different local ways of life.

O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 07 | HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA GROUP TOUR [B/L]

PICK UP: 7:30am – 8:15am RETURN: 17:30pm
ROUTE: HCMC – My Tho – Ben Tre – HCMC
Highlight: A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit. Itinerary: Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time. In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. End trip.

O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 08 | HO CHI MINH CITY – FREE [B]

Breakfast at hotel.

Today, the day is kept leisurely for you to rest & relax. You may choose to explore Ho Chi Minh City of your own.

O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 09 | HO CHI MINH CITY – HANOI BY DOMESTIC FLIGHT [B]

After having breakfast, you’ll be at leisure till the time of a transfer to the airport for a departure flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi.

Upon arrival at Noibai Airport, you’ll be met by our tour guide & transferred to your hotel in Hanoi for a Check-in.

The rest of time, you’ll be free on your own.

O/N in Hanoi.

DAY 10 | HANOI – HA LONG – CRUISE [B/L/D]

07:30 Our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up at your hotels
(Note: This pick-up is just applied for those who use our shuttle bus service)
10:30 Stopover in Hai Duong City where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products.
12:30 Arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Followed by activities such as: boarding Flamingo Cruise for departure, Welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager
13:30 Great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets.
15:00 Kayaking around Pearl Farm Village, visit Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming and conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon.
17:30 Happy Hour. Buy 2 beverage get 1 for free
18.00 Cooking Class. Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes
18:30 Enjoy Sunset Party with fruits and tea
19:30 Under the magnificent night sky, our luxury set menu dinner is served with variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods
21:00 Joining the squid fishing on boat with our crews and can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar

Overnight on Flamingo Cruises.

DAY 11 | HA LONG – HANOI [B/L]

06:15 Tai Chi class on the Sun-Deck
07:15 Have light breakfast with Coffee, tea, and bakeries on board
07:45 Arrive at the Surprising cave, the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay with 10,000 square meters, when you visit the cave like our Vietnamese house with three chambers as lobby, dining room and bedroom with most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. We will tour the cave for about 60 minutes.
09:00 Upon return to the boat you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. When checking out please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins.
10:00 Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier
10.45 Brunch is served.

After brunch, Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11:45 Disembark at Marina coffee – Gate 26 in Tuan Chau New Marina.

O/N in Hanoi.

DAY 12 | HANOI – LAO CAI STATION

Pick up from hotel by our English Speaking Guide to station for ON train to Lao Cai.

ON on train.

DAY 13 | LAO CAI – SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (-/ L/ D)

Pick up from Lao Cai Station to Sapa at this early morning, you will have breakfast, relax before start trekking journey uphill. Once we reach to the top, you will take a chance to Catcat village. It is the most popular attraction in Sapa district, located at the bottom of the Muong Hoa Valley and near the stunning Cat Cat Waterfall. This is an age-old village of H’Mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lots in other villages. Picnic lunch will be served before our vehicle will be waiting for us for the journey back to Sapa for check in.

Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping. Especially on Saturday night, we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market which is one of unique cultures of ethnic minorities HMong, Dzao in Lao Cai in particular and North West of Vietnam in general.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.

DAY 14 | LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGES (B/ L/-)

09h00: After breakfast, we start trekking down to Lao Chai village of Black H’mong ethnic people. Here we will discover their daily life and how they make traditional clothes, handicraft, indigo… We will visit the biggest valley which provides the best view for golden rice terrace fields in Vietnam. After Lao Chai we walk to Ta Van village of Dzay people. It is a small group of ethnic people in Vietnam with a rich culture and beautiful houses located on rice paddy fields.

Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages, about 8 km from Sapa town, where black H’mong and Dzay people are living, it is also the beginning of the valley which is called Muong Hoa. From a high point of the main road, great view of the whole villages open wide to offer the marvelous panorama views, backed by high mountains and facing the river. Here you will enjoy the fresh air, see terraced fields, stream, discover and visit some Black H’mong families. You will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs…

We will have lunch with the locals in one of the local houses.

After that we will transfer you back to Sapa, you will be free to discover Sapa town and dinner by yourself to have more experience with local foods and enjoy the ethnic Red Dzao Massage.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.

DAY 15 | SAPA – SILVER WATER FALL – LIMOUSINE BUS TO HANOI (B/L)

Breakfast at your hotel, we will take you to Silver Waterfall, the highest in Vietnam with a 300m drop. An ascent to the base of the waterfall will enable you to explore the surrounding landscape. This is a famous spot and is regularly visited by monks to pray. Continuing our journey, we will drive a further 3km to Tram Ton Pass, the highest road in Vietnam at approximately 2000m above sea level. At this height you will feel a drop in temperature but the views are truly stunning, and you will have the opportunity to stretch your legs, explore and take photographs. A further 3km drive will take you to the start point of your next walk, a descent through the jungle to the Love Waterfall & Golden Stream. This area is known for cardamom crops, used for medicine, cooking and a significant source of income for the minority people. Lunch will be served before back to the hotel.

In this afternoon, you will free by your own to explore Sapa Town, go to the local market for souvenirs… till pick up at 15.30 back to Hanoi.

Arrival Hanoi at around 21:30; transfer to the hotel.

O/N in Hanoi.

DAY 16 | HANOI – FREE DAY [B]

Breakfast at hotel.

Today you will have leisure time for shopping or discover Hanoi by yourself.

By the end of day (at around 18:30 or 20:15), we’ll arrange the first-class tickets for a “Water Puppet Show” prolonging roughly within 1 hour. You can totally walk by yourself from your hotel to the Water Puppet Theatre for around 3 – 5 minutes.

O/N in Hanoi.

DAY 17 | HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE [B]

After having breakfast, you’ll be at leisure till the time of a transfer to the airport for a departure flight from Ha Noi to Hue.
Upon arrival at Hue Airport, you’ll be met & transferred to your hotel in Hue for a Check-in.

The rest of time, you’ll be free on your own.

O/N in Hue.

DAY 18 | HUE – SIGHTSEEING FULL DAY IN GROUP [B/L]

Am: At 8:00 – 8:15 am, our guide pick up you at your hotel in city center and take you to the boat pier for making a dragon boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest religious buildings in Hue and Vietnam. Next, you on on visiting Imperial Citadel where is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty. Especially you will have chance to visit Hue Royal Antiques Museum – A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty. After that, stop to visit at Dong Ba Market – most famous market in Hue to discover daily life and get more experience about local people here. Have lunch at the restaurant.
Pm: Afternoon is the time for exploration of Royal Mausoleum of Nguyen’s Kings. You have chance to visit two of six tombs still remain as original architecture. Khai Dinh tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture while Minh Mang tomb is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions. Stop on the way to see conical hats village and incense stick making village. Back to your hotel. End of the tour around 4:30pm

O/N in Hue.

DAY 19 | HUE – HOI AN [B]

Am: At 8:00am we will pick you up at Hue hotel and transfer you to leave Hue city for Hoian. You will be driven along National Highway No1 and see more of beautiful landscapes of rice fields, Cau Hai Lagoon, local villages. You will have chance to see Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beach in Asia to enjoy nice view. Next you will see the spectacular view of Hai Van Pass through windy road to the summit. From here the panorama of Lang Co Beach, Da Nang city is under your eyes. It is the ideal spot to take wonderful photos of forest and mountains. Arrive Da Nang, you will discover Da Nang city including Cham Museum where shows the collection of Champa sculptures to learn more of Cham culture and then Marble Mountain which is well known as Five Mountains to visit and discover pagoda, cave and view of Da Nang city from the summit. You arrive in Hoian in the early afternoon around 2pm.

O/N in Hoi An.

DAY 20 | MY SON – HOI AN FULL DAY [B/L]

Am: This morning our guide and driver welcome you at hotel in Hoi An at 8:00 am and transfer to visit My Son Holy Land which is the ruins of Champa Tower and was the Imperial Champa Kingdom in a large area and learn more of Champa culture and tower. Here is the chance for you to enjoy traditional music show. Then you will transfer to visit Thanh Ha Ceramic Village where you will view the various stages of producing the many kinds of the pottery products such as jar vase, earthen pot, decorative lamps, etc and have opportunity to make a small product by yourself. Then embark the boat on Thu Bon River back to Hoi An. Free to have your own lunch.

Pm: After lunch, you will make a walking tour around old streets to discover the charm of Hoi An Ancient Town including Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Sa Huynh Museum, old houses and the local market…Hoi An is an ideal place for shopping and making tailor with reasonable price. End tour at your hotel.

O/N in Hoi An.

DAY 21 | HOI AN – FREE DAY [B]

Breakfast at hotel.

Today, the day is kept leisurely for you to rest & relax. You may choose to explore Hoi An of your own.

O/N in Hoi An.

DAY 22 | HOI AN – DEPARTURE [B]

In this morning, you will be at leisure at your hotel or strolling around the town to get more sightseeing or shopping before going to Da Nang airport for flight back home.

End of services!

Discover the twin cultural centres of Cambodia and Vietnam in depth for 22 days in this itinerary that covers all the major highlights and then some. Cruise through Ha Long bay, discover the old Hoi An and get acquainted with the Angkor Wat–all in one holiday. Also visit the rugged Sapa, anciently known as the Summer Capital of the Northern Vietnam. Experience train, limousine bus, luxury tourist coach and internal flight and immerse in the culture and everyday life of Vietnam and Cambodia.

The Experience

DAY 01 | DEPART LONDON HEATHROW

Today you will board on an overnight plane to Siem Reap (1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layover).

Overnight stay in plane.

DAY 02 | ARRIVAL – SIEM REAP

Upon arrival, warmly welcome at Siem Reap International airport, you are met by our guide & driver and then transferred direct to hotel for check in.

The remaining time is free for you to rest & relax at the hotel. You may wish to explore the city; you can choose to visit Pub Street which is well-known for its quality yet economical food & beverage outlets.

O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 03 | SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING [B]

Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be at leisure a bit and then:

Angkor Sightseeing GroupTour

08h00: Our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to South Gate of Angkor Thom.
Walk through the South Gate of Angkor Thom via the Naga Bridge, taking some photos.
Walk from South Gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon temple via the big trees, play with monkeys (be careful with your things as monkey might try to take it away from you)
Visit to Bayon Temple and walk to Baphuon, Elephant Terrance, Leper King Terrace and the Royal Enclosure
Lunch break (at your own cost)
13h00: You’ll be driven to Angkor Wat Temple area (Visit to Angkor Wat Temple until sunset)
17h30: Our shuttle bus with guide will bring you back to hotel for the night
Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

DAY 04 | SIEM REAP – FREE (B)

Breakfast at hotel.

Today, the day is kept leisurely for you to rest & relax. You may choose to explore Siem Reap city of your own.

O/N in Siem Reap.

DAY 05 | SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH BY AIR CONDITIONED TOURIST COACH [B]

Today is another exciting day. You will be transferred to the bus station to Phnom Penh by air condition tourist bus.

Arrival Phnom Penh boat station where you will be met and transfer to the hotel.

The rest of time, you’ll be free on your own to explore some highlights in Phnom Penh such as the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles and National Museum.

O/N in Phnom Penh.

DAY 06 | PHNOM PENH – HO CHI MINH CITY BY AIR CONDITIONED TOURIST COACH [B]

Breakfast at hotel.

Then you will be transferred to Phnom Penh bus station to board air-conditioned tourist coach for departure to Ho Chi Minh City which will take approximately 6-7 hours depending on the traffic. Buses leave in the morning and arrive Ho Chi Minh City late afternoon. Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City bus station you will be met by our guide and driver to transfer you to the hotel for check in.

The bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a centre of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafes. (If time permits) we stroll around the down town to explore the different local ways of life.

O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 07 | HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA GROUP TOUR [B/L]

PICK UP: 7:30am – 8:15am RETURN: 17:30pm
ROUTE: HCMC – My Tho – Ben Tre – HCMC
Highlight: A trip to Mekong Delta to immerse yourself in the natural beauty and the rich culture of the vibrant southern Delta region. Boating down the river to experience the local life, fishing port, fishing floating house, enjoy the local folk song music and seasonal fresh fruit. Itinerary: Leaving the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation. Riding a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business, visit honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop. Have lunch at local restaurant. Break time. In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meet the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh City. End trip.

O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 08 | HO CHI MINH CITY – FREE [B]

Breakfast at hotel.

Today, the day is kept leisurely for you to rest & relax. You may choose to explore Ho Chi Minh City of your own.

O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 09 | HO CHI MINH CITY – HANOI BY DOMESTIC FLIGHT [B]

After having breakfast, you’ll be at leisure till the time of a transfer to the airport for a departure flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi.

Upon arrival at Noibai Airport, you’ll be met by our tour guide & transferred to your hotel in Hanoi for a Check-in.

The rest of time, you’ll be free on your own.

O/N in Hanoi.

DAY 10 | HANOI – HA LONG – CRUISE [B/L/D]

07:30 Our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up at your hotels
(Note: This pick-up is just applied for those who use our shuttle bus service)
10:30 Stopover in Hai Duong City where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products.
12:30 Arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island). Followed by activities such as: boarding Flamingo Cruise for departure, Welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager
13:30 Great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets.
15:00 Kayaking around Pearl Farm Village, visit Titop Island. Free choice of activities such as sunbathing, swimming and conquering the peak of the biggest island in Halong and taking panoramic photos of Halong bay in the afternoon.
17:30 Happy Hour. Buy 2 beverage get 1 for free
18.00 Cooking Class. Our Chef will demonstrate the preparation of a particular Vietnamese cuisine in the dining room. Our guide will let you know what item will be prepared and will explain the process during the demonstration. Duration about 20 – 30 minutes
18:30 Enjoy Sunset Party with fruits and tea
19:30 Under the magnificent night sky, our luxury set menu dinner is served with variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods
21:00 Joining the squid fishing on boat with our crews and can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef or laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar

Overnight on Flamingo Cruises.

DAY 11 | HA LONG – HANOI [B/L]

06:15 Tai Chi class on the Sun-Deck
07:15 Have light breakfast with Coffee, tea, and bakeries on board
07:45 Arrive at the Surprising cave, the biggest cave in Ha Long Bay with 10,000 square meters, when you visit the cave like our Vietnamese house with three chambers as lobby, dining room and bedroom with most beautiful stalagmites and stalactites. We will tour the cave for about 60 minutes.
09:00 Upon return to the boat you will have time to freshen up and finish packing. When checking out please remove all of your belongings from the cabins, you may leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins.
10:00 Relaxing on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier
10.45 Brunch is served.

After brunch, Relax on the sundeck or in the dining room enjoying the bay scenery as we approach the pier.

11:45 Disembark at Marina coffee – Gate 26 in Tuan Chau New Marina.

O/N in Hanoi.

DAY 12 | HANOI – LAO CAI STATION

Pick up from hotel by our English Speaking Guide to station for ON train to Lao Cai.

ON on train.

DAY 13 | LAO CAI – SAPA – CAT CAT VILLAGE (-/ L/ D)

Pick up from Lao Cai Station to Sapa at this early morning, you will have breakfast, relax before start trekking journey uphill. Once we reach to the top, you will take a chance to Catcat village. It is the most popular attraction in Sapa district, located at the bottom of the Muong Hoa Valley and near the stunning Cat Cat Waterfall. This is an age-old village of H’Mong ethnic group remaining unique customs and practices that are lots in other villages. Picnic lunch will be served before our vehicle will be waiting for us for the journey back to Sapa for check in.

Evening: After dinner, you are free to explore the charm of Sapa by night, enjoy roasted corn, baked eggs beside charcoal fire or go shopping. Especially on Saturday night, we highly recommend a stop at the Love Market which is one of unique cultures of ethnic minorities HMong, Dzao in Lao Cai in particular and North West of Vietnam in general.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.

DAY 14 | LAO CHAI & TA VAN VILLAGES (B/ L/-)

09h00: After breakfast, we start trekking down to Lao Chai village of Black H’mong ethnic people. Here we will discover their daily life and how they make traditional clothes, handicraft, indigo… We will visit the biggest valley which provides the best view for golden rice terrace fields in Vietnam. After Lao Chai we walk to Ta Van village of Dzay people. It is a small group of ethnic people in Vietnam with a rich culture and beautiful houses located on rice paddy fields.

Lao Chai & Ta Van Villages, about 8 km from Sapa town, where black H’mong and Dzay people are living, it is also the beginning of the valley which is called Muong Hoa. From a high point of the main road, great view of the whole villages open wide to offer the marvelous panorama views, backed by high mountains and facing the river. Here you will enjoy the fresh air, see terraced fields, stream, discover and visit some Black H’mong families. You will have a welcome feeling at any house of the hospitable people there. You can interact them, learn about their culture and customs…

We will have lunch with the locals in one of the local houses.

After that we will transfer you back to Sapa, you will be free to discover Sapa town and dinner by yourself to have more experience with local foods and enjoy the ethnic Red Dzao Massage.

Dinner and overnight at hotel in Sapa.

DAY 15 | SAPA – SILVER WATER FALL – LIMOUSINE BUS TO HANOI (B/L)

Breakfast at your hotel, we will take you to Silver Waterfall, the highest in Vietnam with a 300m drop. An ascent to the base of the waterfall will enable you to explore the surrounding landscape. This is a famous spot and is regularly visited by monks to pray. Continuing our journey, we will drive a further 3km to Tram Ton Pass, the highest road in Vietnam at approximately 2000m above sea level. At this height you will feel a drop in temperature but the views are truly stunning, and you will have the opportunity to stretch your legs, explore and take photographs. A further 3km drive will take you to the start point of your next walk, a descent through the jungle to the Love Waterfall & Golden Stream. This area is known for cardamom crops, used for medicine, cooking and a significant source of income for the minority people. Lunch will be served before back to the hotel.

In this afternoon, you will free by your own to explore Sapa Town, go to the local market for souvenirs… till pick up at 15.30 back to Hanoi.

Arrival Hanoi at around 21:30; transfer to the hotel.

O/N in Hanoi.

DAY 16 | HANOI – FREE DAY [B]

Breakfast at hotel.

Today you will have leisure time for shopping or discover Hanoi by yourself.

By the end of day (at around 18:30 or 20:15), we’ll arrange the first-class tickets for a “Water Puppet Show” prolonging roughly within 1 hour. You can totally walk by yourself from your hotel to the Water Puppet Theatre for around 3 – 5 minutes.

O/N in Hanoi.

DAY 17 | HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE [B]

After having breakfast, you’ll be at leisure till the time of a transfer to the airport for a departure flight from Ha Noi to Hue.
Upon arrival at Hue Airport, you’ll be met & transferred to your hotel in Hue for a Check-in.

The rest of time, you’ll be free on your own.

O/N in Hue.

DAY 18 | HUE – SIGHTSEEING FULL DAY IN GROUP [B/L]

Am: At 8:00 – 8:15 am, our guide pick up you at your hotel in city center and take you to the boat pier for making a dragon boat trip to visit Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest religious buildings in Hue and Vietnam. Next, you on on visiting Imperial Citadel where is the home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty – the Nguyen Dynasty. Especially you will have chance to visit Hue Royal Antiques Museum – A collection of ornaments from the Nguyen dynasty. After that, stop to visit at Dong Ba Market – most famous market in Hue to discover daily life and get more experience about local people here. Have lunch at the restaurant.
Pm: Afternoon is the time for exploration of Royal Mausoleum of Nguyen’s Kings. You have chance to visit two of six tombs still remain as original architecture. Khai Dinh tomb is a blend of Western and Eastern architecture while Minh Mang tomb is impressed by the majesty and symmetry of the architectural constructions. Stop on the way to see conical hats village and incense stick making village. Back to your hotel. End of the tour around 4:30pm

O/N in Hue.

DAY 19 | HUE – HOI AN [B]

Am: At 8:00am we will pick you up at Hue hotel and transfer you to leave Hue city for Hoian. You will be driven along National Highway No1 and see more of beautiful landscapes of rice fields, Cau Hai Lagoon, local villages. You will have chance to see Lang Co beach – one of the most beautiful beach in Asia to enjoy nice view. Next you will see the spectacular view of Hai Van Pass through windy road to the summit. From here the panorama of Lang Co Beach, Da Nang city is under your eyes. It is the ideal spot to take wonderful photos of forest and mountains. Arrive Da Nang, you will discover Da Nang city including Cham Museum where shows the collection of Champa sculptures to learn more of Cham culture and then Marble Mountain which is well known as Five Mountains to visit and discover pagoda, cave and view of Da Nang city from the summit. You arrive in Hoian in the early afternoon around 2pm.

O/N in Hoi An.

DAY 20 | MY SON – HOI AN FULL DAY [B/L]

Am: This morning our guide and driver welcome you at hotel in Hoi An at 8:00 am and transfer to visit My Son Holy Land which is the ruins of Champa Tower and was the Imperial Champa Kingdom in a large area and learn more of Champa culture and tower. Here is the chance for you to enjoy traditional music show. Then you will transfer to visit Thanh Ha Ceramic Village where you will view the various stages of producing the many kinds of the pottery products such as jar vase, earthen pot, decorative lamps, etc and have opportunity to make a small product by yourself. Then embark the boat on Thu Bon River back to Hoi An. Free to have your own lunch.

Pm: After lunch, you will make a walking tour around old streets to discover the charm of Hoi An Ancient Town including Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Sa Huynh Museum, old houses and the local market…Hoi An is an ideal place for shopping and making tailor with reasonable price. End tour at your hotel.

O/N in Hoi An.

DAY 21 | HOI AN – FREE DAY [B]

Breakfast at hotel.

Today, the day is kept leisurely for you to rest & relax. You may choose to explore Hoi An of your own.

O/N in Hoi An.

DAY 22 | HOI AN – DEPARTURE [B]

In this morning, you will be at leisure at your hotel or strolling around the town to get more sightseeing or shopping before going to Da Nang airport for flight back home.

End of services!

What's included

  • International return flight economy from London Heathrow
  • Transportation in private with air-condition
  • Accommodation in double/twin shared room
  • Local English speaking guide
  • Admission fee to indicated sights
  • Bus tickets: Siemreap – Phnompenh - Saigon
  • 2 routes with Domestic air tickets (Saigon – Hanoi, Hanoi - Hue)
  • Meals: Daily breakfast at hotel + Lunches where stated only
  • One way Train Ticket from Hanoi to Lao Cai (Soft Sleeper with AC, 4PP/ Cabin) – If
  • add-on berth, surcharge £60pp/ berth.
  • Transport: Bus Sapa Limousine 9 seats from Sapa – Hanoi.
  • Gov’t tax and service charge
  • Luggage handling and drinking water

What's not included

  • Visa fee or stamping fee
  • Travel Insurance in all kinds
  • Single room supplement
  • Other foreign language guide
  • Peak tourist season or special event rates
  • Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
  • Anything not stated in "What's Included?"

Accommodation

Your Hotels

  • Siem Reap : Cheathata Suites Hotel or similar (Standard Room)
  • Phnom Penh: V Hotel or similar (Standard Room)
  • Ho Chi Minh City : Avanti Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard Room)
  • Halong Bay : Flamingo or similar (Superior Cabin)
  • Hanoi : Hanoi Boutique Hotel or similar (Standard Room)
  • Hue : Rosaleen Hue Hotel or similar (Standard Room)
  • Hoi An : Hoi An Rose Garden or similar (Standard Room)

Check-in : 15:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Room occupancy : Maximum 2 adults

Offer is based on Twin share so 2 people must book to complete the offer. So valid with 2 full paying adults:

Child discount : Children pay full price as adult

Single person supplement : £1299 supplement

Hotels : If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are unavailable you will stay in hotels of a similar standard

Wheelchair access : The hotels and tour are not suitable for wheelchair users.

Mobile number : Please be sure to fill in mobile number when booking. This is so that the driver can get in touch with you.

Flight Documents : Once your final payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation. You will receive all travel documentation required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.

Flight Times : Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. We search for the best times for you and will do our utmost to provide you with the flights detailed above. However, please note that flight times are subject to availability and may be amended.

Group : In Cambodia & Vietnam you will travel in a group of minimum 01 and maximum 20 people. Our tours are guranteed to depart once booked. Therefore if noone books on the date you have been booked your tour will operate with yourself.

Visa : Please note that in order to visit Cambodia & Vietnam, you will require a tourist visa. For the most up-to-date information regarding travel visas – including prices and the required length of time that the document is needed for – we advise that you visit www.gov.uk . Alternatively, you can contact the local embassy of the country you are planning to visit.

Passport : Please note that your passport MUST be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the validation date of your visa.

Visa Documents : Lumle Holidays will send you all the required documentation you need to apply for your visa (including flight information) between 4 and 6 weeks prior to your selected date of departure so you can apply for your Cambodia & Vietnam visa in time. At least 3 weeks before your departure date you will receive your flight tickets and the confirmed list of your hotels in Cambodia & Vietnam.

Travel Documents : Please ensure you take all your final travel documents with you to Cambodia & Vietnam.

Personal Information : Please ensure that your personal deatils is filled in identically to the data on your passport. If this information does not match, you cannot travel to and from your destination. Amendment to this information if entered incorrectly will result in additional charges. If married, please fill in your surname as it appears on your passport.

Tour Itinerary : Please note that in exceptional circumstances the itinerary and/or excursions may be subject to change for reasons outside of the control of Lumle Holidays

Vaccination : If you are travelling to Cambodia & Vietnam, you may need to be vaccinated. For the most up-to-date health advice, you should visit your local doctor/GP or visit www.gov.uk

Cancellation Conditions : This offer is non refundable, cannot be cancelled or modified

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Your Program Duration = 22 Days
All the Prices are in GBP (£) Per Person.

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    • Timezone GMT+7 hours
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