09 Days / 08 Nights Vietnam

Hanoi - Halong - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

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9 Days From: Jan. 13, 2017   To: Dec. 31, 2020
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Hanoi - Halong - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

 

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day by day breakup

day

1

DAY 1: ARRIVAL IN HANOI (D)

• Upon Hanoi arrival, you are welcome at airport with warmest atmosphere. Transfer to hotel for check in and relaxing

• Dinner at Indian restaurant

• Overnight in Hanoi 

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DAY 2: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B, L, D CRUISE)

• Breakfast at hotel

• Drive to Halong for 3 hours and check in on board. Feast on a delicious lunch as you cruise among hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong Islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock Islet, Dog Islet, Finger Islet, etc.) to discover unspoilt pockets of Halong Bay 

• Afternoon, visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the bay and swim at Soi Sim Beach or Titov Beach or take a short trek to the top of Titov Mountain for magnificent scenery

• Evening, enjoy a superb seafood dinner served in the vessel • Overnight on board 

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DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B, BRUNCH, D)

• Light breakfast with tea, coffee, fruit and cake and experience a spectacular morning cruise

• Visit Luon Cave on a small bamboo boat paddle by out crew staff and enjoy the quiet atmosphere enclosed by high islets and mountains. Be back to junk, sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head Islet, Tortoise Islet, Butterfly Cave, Lion Islet and Bai Tho Mountain. Enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. Arrange your luggage and do the check out on board

• Enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Arrive back at Ha Long city for disembarkation and transfer back to Hanoi

• Dinner at an Indian restaurant

• Overnight in Hanoi 

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4

DAY 4: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B, D)

• Breakfast at hotel

• This morning, visit Hochiminh Mausoleum with One Pillar Pagoda and Hochiminh’s Stilt House. Then visit West Lake with Tran Quoc Pagoda and do shopping at Hom Market and Dong Xuan market

• Afternoon, visit Temple of Literature, Sword Lake with Ngoc Son Temple and The Huc Bridge, then visit and shopping at Hanoi’s Old Quarter (36 ancient wards & streets)

• Enjoy a performance of the spectacular Water Puppet

• Dinner at an Indian restaurant

• Overnight in Hanoi

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5

DAY 5: HANOI – PHNOM PENH (B, D)

• Breakfast at hotel

• Free at leisure until transfer to Noi Bai International Airport for flight to Phnom Penh. Upon Phnom Penh arrival, you are welcome at airport with warmest atmosphere. Transfer to hotel for check in and relaxing

• Afternoon, start your visit to Wat Phnom, Independence Monument, and the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Shopping at Russian Market (Psah Tuol Thom Pong), a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs

• Dinner at Indian restaurant

• Overnight in Phnom Penh Suggested flight: VN921 HAN PNH (via VTE) 10:00 13:15 

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DAY 6: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B, D)

• Breakfast at hotel

• This morning, go on visiting to Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. Prior to 1975, Toul Sleng was a high school by under the Khmer Rouge it was converted into a prison and interrogation facility. Inmates were systematically tortured to extract confessions and the notorious ‘Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek are not to be missed. Continue to shopping at Central market.

• Afternoon, leave Phnom Penh to Siem Reap by public bus. It takes 6 hours to drive through 3 provinces as Kampong Thom, Kampong Cham, and Kandal without guide. Upon Siem Reap arrival, transfer group to hotel for check in & relax

• Dinner at Indian restaurant

• Overnight in Siem Reap 

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DAY 7: SIEM REAP TOUR (B, D)

• Breakfast at hotel

• This morning, start tour to visit Roluos Group, these monuments mark the beginning of classical art, as some of the earliest great temples built by the Khmer. They served as the capital of Indravarman (who reigned from 877 to 889). Lolei Temple built on an islet by Yasovarman I (who ruled from 889 to 910), the founder of the first city of Angkor. The sandstone carvings in the niches of the temples are notable as are the Sanskrit inscriptions on the doorposts. Preah Ko Temple erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century in dedication to his defied ancestors in 880. There are inscriptions in Sanskrit on the doorsteps of each temple. Bakong Temple built and dedicated to Shiva by Indravarman I, this is the largest and most interesting of the Roluos Group of temples and still has an active Buddhist monastery

• Afternoon, visit Banteay Srei Temple seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, BANTEAY SREI is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite with visitors, and then Banteay Samre Temple

• Dinner at Indian restaurant

• Overnight at Siem Reap

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DAY 8: SIEM REAP TOUR (B, D WITH TRADITIONAL SHOW)

• Breakfast at hotel

• This morning, visit the monumental magnificence of Angkor Thom - last capital of the Khmers, with its Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King and the stunning Bayon Temple. This 12th century masterpiece lies at the very centre of Angkor Thom and is an archaeological wonder of symmetry and grandeur. Visit Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery

• Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat, the largest temple in the world, with a volume of stone equaling that of the Cheops pyramid in Egypt. It is unlike all the other Khmer temples in that it faces west, and is inspired by 12th Century Hinduism. Its symmetrical towers are stylized on the modern Cambodian flag. Conceived by Suryavarman II, Angkor Wat took an estimated 30 years to build. It is generally believed to have been a funeral temple for the king. It has been occupied continuously by Buddhist monks and is well preserved. Intricate bas-reliefs surround Angkor Wat on four sides. Each tells a story. The most celebrated of these is the Churning of the Ocean of Milk, which is located on the east wing. In it the Naga serpent, is twisted by demons and gods to spurt out the elixir of life.

• Enjoy sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill

• Buffet dinner and enjoy Apsara Dance Show at local restaurant Overnight in Siem Reap 

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DAY 9: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B)

• Breakfast at the hotel

• Free at your own leisure until transfer to airport for your departure flight. End of our services!

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