SAIGON / HOI AN / HANOI / ANGKOR WAT / TONLE LAKE
Vietnam and Cambodia Explorer designed to venture deep into the heart of Indochina, traversing the Southeast Asian peninsula through the vastly contrasting landscapes and fascinating heritage of two magnificent countries – vivacious Vietnam, enchanting Cambodia with its Cambodia.
The trip start in Saigon in southern Vietnam, continue northward to Hanoi and come to an end in Siem Reap in Cambodia. NOTE: the itinerary can be amended based on your arrival and departure date, please contact us trough the form in this page and or review Cambodia tours
On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Sightseeing today includes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Of ce, Reuni cation Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Later, visit Cholon and the Thien Hau Pagoda followed by a stroll through
Ben Thanh Market.
Explore the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels, where you’ll see the legendary tunnel network used by the Viet Cong to in ltrate South Vietnam during the war. Later return to Saigon for an afternoon at leisure.
Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO town of Hoi An, stopping at the Marble Mountains en route. Afternoon you will join a leisurely walk around the Hoi An riverside.
Day 5 – Hoi An and we take a morning walking tour of charming Hoi An, a wonderfully laidback, graceful and wilfully traditional town. Visit one of the oldest homes, still occupied by descendants of merchants that built it over 200 years ago. Also visit the elaborate Japanese Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese Pagoda. The afternoon is at leisure to visit the local markets or relax in a riverside café.
Day 6 – We will take a cycling tour to the countryside to the famous Tra Que village, explore the unique farmland area while joining the cookery class, back to Hoi An in the afternoon where you will have a free time on your own.
Fly to Hanoi in the morning, a charming and richly historic city of lakes, parks and shaded boulevards. Sightseeing includes a visit to the Temple of Literature and Ngoc Son Temple – you’ll also take a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter, an area of market alleys still laid out as they were 300 years ago.
Spend the day aboard a traditionally-designed junk cruising amongst the spectacular seascapes, fringed by jagged karst formations jutting from emerald waters. Halong Bay, with its 1,600 islands and islets, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is a vision of awe-inspiring beauty. It isn’t hard to see why it is one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations. Enjoy fresh meals on board and spend the night anchored amongst the magni cent seascapes. Return to Hanoi the following day and in the evening, watch a performance of the famous water puppets.
Fly to Siem Reap in the morning, arrive and check in at your centrally located hotel in town. Latter we will be visiting Banteay Srei Temple. Climb to the summit of Pre Rup Temple at sunset for a spectacular view of the surrounding landscape.
The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses over a thousand temples, all the remains of different capitals of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries. Rising early, the tour begins at Ta Prohm. Next visit the walled city of Angkor Thom where you’ll pass through the magni cent South Gate. At Angkor Thom’s centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breathtaking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. The rest of the day is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat, the most magni cent and best preserved of all of Angkor’s treasures. It is easy to while away an afternoon in its shady precincts, examining its wealth of fascinating and intricate embellishments.
Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake where you can see the oating villages and observe the way of life of these lake communities. Back on dry land visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple completely overrun by the jungle – release your inner adventurer and explore. On the way back to Siem Reap, visit Les Artisans D’Angkor, a workshop which teaches traditional crafts to local people.
End of the 13 day Vietnam and Cambodia Explorer, we transfer you to the airport for the departure flight.