- Duration: 15 DAYS
- Location: VIETNAM - CAMBODIA
- Places: 15 Seats
- Prix: FROM 2099 USD PER PERSON
Start the journey in Siem Reap where locate the Angkor Wat - the pride of Cambodian and one of the most incredible places in the world. Then travel to Phnom Penh, once was known as the Paris of the Orient, get to know the bloody days at killing fields, and visit Royal Palace where the king is living now. Head to Ho Chi Minh City, the beating heart of southern Vietnam, exploring the robust of Mekong River and underground system in Cu Chi tunnels. See the former imperial capital of the Nguyen Dynasty in Hue and step back in time at the charming ancient town - Hoi An. Transfer to the North, discover the marriage of Vietnamese and French culture and architecture in Hanoi city. Finally, immerse yourself in the emerald water in Halong Bay.
»Hanoi: Discover a different side of Vietnam's capital city, cycling around the village and rice fields.
»Halong Bay: Enjoy an overnight cruise in the most magnificent bay of the country, one of the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Sites.
»Ho Chi Minh City: Be awe by the never-ending energy of this vibrant city
»Hue: Pay a visit to Hue to experience what a cultural side of Vietnam has to offer.
»Phong Nha National Park: Explore one of the most spectacular wilderness sites in South East Asia and one of the two largest limestone regions in the world.
»Hoi An: Immerse yourself in this charming lantern town, and discover the ruins of ancient Champa culture.
»Mekong Delta: Explore the maze of waterways and visit the local floating market on a sampan.
»Cu Chi Tunnels: Into some history lesson with a trip to Cu Chi tunnels. A fascinating underground
»Siem Reap: A gateway to the ancient world
»Phnom Penh: An exotic capital by the bank of mighty Mekong River.
DAY 1: DEPART FROM USA
Fly from North America to Cambodia, crossing the International Date Line.
DAY 2: WELCOME TO CAMBODIA - SIEM REAP ARRIVAL
Your trip begins with the arrival in Siem Reap. Your driver and guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your accommodation. Check into a hotel and have some rest after the flight.
You can take a walk around the neighborhood. Historic charm, architectural marvels, and products’ variety are splashed all over this area.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 3: EXPLORE THE CAPITAL OF ANCIENT KHMER (B)
After breakfast, visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the best-preserved holy Buddhist gateways to Angkor Thom, which was built in the 12th century. Here you will visit Bayon Temple, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanaka, Elephant and Leper King Terrace. Then continue to Ta Prohm, a temple in the jungles covered by trees growing out of the ruins. This temple is the place where the most impressive scenes of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider were filmed.
After lunch you will visit Hindu temples Thommanon, Chaosay Tevoda and Ta Keo: the small, attractive temples in very good condition, which were built all the same time as Angkor Wat. Then continue to Angkor Wat - one of the “7th Wonders’ of the World” and World Heritage Site since 1992. Famous for its beauty and splendor Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. After visiting Angkor Wat you will get to the top of the Bakheng Hill for the sunset viewing. Bakheng is the first major temple been constructed in the Angkor area, this temple-mountain offers the extraordinary views of the Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 4: HEADING TO PHNOM PENH (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for your transfer to Phnom Penh by air-conditioned bus. In the afternoon you will visit the Royal Palace, which is currently a residence of His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal family. The palace looks like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda, which serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. Finally visit Wat Phnom Temple, one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh It was built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 5: TRAVEL FROM PHNOM PENH TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Breakfast at the hotel, then visit Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed. Then visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), this Market has gained a reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument. Then you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Upon arrival in Ho Chi Minh city, our driver will meet you and transfer to your hotel, rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 6: DISCOVER THE FASCINATING CU CHI TUNNELS (B)
Have breakfast at hotel and get ready for your tour to Cu Chi Tunnels. The trip will take approximately one and a half hours driving. Upon arrival, before exploring the tunnels, you will have some short introduction followed by a video about how the tunnels were constructed and how people survived in the harsh conditions of the wartime. Then, spend your time to explore the remaining area and tunnel systems which included the specially constructed living areas with kitchens, bedrooms side by side with other martial facilities like storage, weapons factories, field hospitals, and command centers helping whoever lives inside the tunnels meet their basic needs. Besides, there are also many hidden trap doors and dangerous traps within the maze-like tunnels for security purpose during the war. Afterward, native Cu Chi tapioca will be served.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 7: SAILING THROUGH MIGHTY MEKONG DELTA - GROUP TOUR (B/L)
(start 7.20 am – return around 17.30)
Kick start your day with a hearty breakfast and a trip to Mekong Delta follows. Depart for My Tho, the town lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival on board the sampan and cruise down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Have a stopover at Unicorn Island, where you will take a walk around the country lane and see the orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk songs and music, performed by the local people, and visit the fruit plantation.
Then you will ride a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself with the beauty of the countryside, then visit the family workshops and honey-bee farm, where you could enjoy honey tea and coconut candies.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. Break time.
In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village and meeting the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoying the cool breeze for those can’t join the cycling trip. Return to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh
DAY 8: FROM VIBRANT HO CHI MINH CITY TO GRACEFUL HUE (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel, have free time until our driver will meet you for a transfer to the airport for your next flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel. After hotel check-in have some leisure time in Hue.
Overnight in Hue
DAY 9: HUE CITY TOUR (B/L)
Have breakfast at the hotel. The guide will pick you up around 8:00-8:30 am, and you will head to the boat station, from where you will take a boat trip. The dragon boat will cruise along the Perfume River to Thien Mu Pagoda, which is considered to be the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam. Then you will head to the Imperial Citadel, the residence of the Nguyen Dynasty, which was Vietnam’s last royal dynasty. Then you will visit The Royal Antiques Museum, one of the first museums in Vietnam. Many collections of ancient Hue and Royal antiques are displayed here: bronze wares, china, music instruments, royal attires and personal belongings of the Emperor family of Nguyen Dynasty. Then continue to Dong Ba market – the best place for cultural gifts and souvenirs.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit the Emperors Tombs such as Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) Tomb, famous for its beauty and unique architecture style, and Emperor Minh Mang (1791-1841) Tomb. On the way back to Hue you will have a stopover at the Conical Hat village to see how famous Vietnamese traditional hats Non-La are produced, and the Incense stick making village to observe how locals make sandalwood and cinnamon incenses.
Arrive back to your hotel around 4:00-4:30 pm.
Overnight in Hue.
DAY 10: TRANSFER FROM HUE TO HOI AN (B)
Have breakfast at the hotel and get ready for the 3 hours trip from Hue to Hoi An by private vehicle.
Upon arrival, you will have free time. You could spend time at the beach or to explore this romantic and charming town. We recommend you to have a walk around the Hoi An in the evening when the Old Town in Hoi An transforms into a mystical row of lights and lanterns.
Overnight in Hoi An
DAY 11: HOI AN BASKET BOAT AND FISHING TOUR- FLIGHT TO HANOI (B/L)
Today your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel around 8:00 am and take you for a cycling trip to the countryside and rivers around Hoi An. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. After that, you will board the Hoi An Eco-tour boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen. Enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also take a paddleboat trip in a unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat down the waterways of a coconut palm paradise.
After the tour, you will have free time until our driver will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our driver will pick up you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 12: EXCURSION TO THE NATURAL WONDER OF THE WORLDS (B/L/D) - SHARING CRUISE
Breakfast at the hotel. Get pick-up by the Cruise team around 7:30. Take the most scenic route to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes.
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long Bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.
Overnight on cruise
Note: In case of bad weather (the boat is not allowed to push off or not allowed to overnight in the sea), the Ha Long bay tour could be canceled without notice. We will consider other replacement tour or refund based on the specific circumstances
DAY 13: BACK TO TRANQUIL CAPITAL (B/L)
Rise early for a Tai Chi lesson or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 17:00. Free at your leisure time.
Overnight in Hanoi
DAY 14: GET AWAY FROM BIG CITIES WITH BA VI ECO TOUR (B/L)
Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be picked up by an experienced English-speaking guide and travel to Ba Vi, a countryside located at the outskirt of Hanoi. The approximate travel time is one hour and 30 minutes.
Then arriving at Mr. Duoc’s house, you will be welcomed with fresh honey tea and green lentils or lotus seeds that made by his family. Imagine a Vietnam in the old time of war through stories of Mr. Duoc, who is a Vietnam War veteran and lived during those hard times. He is also a green tea expert, you will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and will join the locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host Mrs. Chin and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.
After that, you will wander around the village and mingle with local people. You will visit the local craftsman who has been skilled at making conical hats from a very young age and other workshops in the village to see how people there make tofu or shell the rice. As you meander through the countryside you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Then join your guides for a leisurely cycling trip along the country roads. Observe traditional Vietnamese rural life as the local people work in the paddy fields. Along the way, watch out for a water buffalo plowing a paddy field while ducks swim across the lake. Stop at another host family for foot bathing prepared by the recipes of Muong ethnic group and have a relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river.
Later, enjoy a transfer from Ba Vi back to your accommodation.
Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 15: TIME TO SAY GOODBYE - HANOI DEPARTURE (B)
Relish a healthy breakfast on the final day of your trip. Complete the hotel check-out formalities after which you can visit the local markets and buy souvenirs for your loved ones. Later, proceed for departure and board your flight back home.
|Destination||3 -Star -Hotel||Website|
|Siem Reap||Hari Residence Hotel or similar||https://www.hariresidence.com/|
|Phnom Penh||Samnang Laor or similar||http://www.samnanglaorhotel.com/|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Prague Hotel or similar||http://praguehotelvn.com/en/|
|Hue||Cherish Hue or similar||http://cherishhotel.com/|
|Hoi An||Hoi An Le Pavilion Hotel or similar||https://lepavillonhoiangroup.com/|
|Hanoi||Tu Linh Legend Hotel or similar||http://tulinhpalacehotel.com/|
|Halong Bay||Legend White Dolphin or similar||http://www.whitedolphincruises.com/|
UPGRADE 4 STAR HOTEL: PAY EXTRA 350.00 USD/PERSON
|Siem Reap||Saem Siem Reap or similar||http://www.saemsiemreaphotel.com/|
|Phnom Penh||Double Leaf Hotel or similar||https://www.doubleleafhotel.com/|
|Ho Chi Minh City||Northern Saigon Hotel or similar||https://www.northernhotel.com.vn/|
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|Halong Bay||Flamingo Cruise or similar||http://luxuryflamingocruises.vn/|
|Hanoi||Tirant Hotel or similar||http://tiranthotel.com|
UPGRADE TO 5 STAR HOTEL: PAY EXTRA 620.00 USD/PERSON
|Siem Reap||Angkor Miracle Hotel or similar||http://angkormiracle.com/|
|Phnom Penh||Sokha Phnom Penh or similar||http://www.sokhahotels.com.kh/|
|Ho Chi Minh City||The Myst Dong Khoi or similar||https://www.themystdongkhoihotel.com/|
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|Hoi An||La Siesta Resort and Spa or similar||https://lasiestaresorts.com/|
|Hanoi||Apricot Hotel or similar||http://apricothotels.com/|
|Halong Bay||Era Cruise or Similar||https://eracruises.com/en/|
|Start Date||Availability||Price (Per Person)|
|San Francisco||New York||Los Angeles|
|23-Sep-2020||15||2,199 USDBook Now||2,299 USDBook Now||2,149 USDBook Now|
|07-Oct-2020||15||2,199 USDBook Now||2,299 USDBook Now||2,149 USDBook Now|
|21-Oct-2020||15||2,199 USDBook Now||2,299 USDBook Now||2,149 USDBook Now|
|04-Nov-2020||15||2,199 USDBook Now||2,349 USDBook Now||2,149 USDBook Now|
|18-Nov-2020||15||2,199 USDBook Now||2,349 USDBook Now||2,149 USDBook Now|
|02-Dec-2020||15||2,199 USDBook Now||2,499 USDBook Now||2,199 USDBook Now|
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√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
√All transportation mentioned above
√International flights from Los Angeles/San Francisco/New York to Siem Reap and from Hanoi to Los Angeles/San Francisco/New York with up to 20 kg luggage allowance, China Southern or similar. For traveling from a different city, please contact us
√Domestic flight from Ho Chi Minh to Hue and from Da Nang to Hanoi, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax
√Flight from Phnom Penh to Ho CHi Minh City, include up to 20kg of checked luggage per pax
√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
√Experienced English speaking guide
√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
√All sightseeing tickets according to the itinerary
√Tissues and water on coach
√Service charges and government tax
√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
√24/7 hotline support guaranteed
√No extra charge after services confirmation
X Beverage, Personal expenses, tips, and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Public holiday surcharge (if any)
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
X Early check-in and Late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Visa stamping fee on arrival at the airport (Cambodia: 30$/person)
X Vietnam visa
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am
X Other services not mentioned above
FLIGHT ESSENTIAL INFORMATION
- All flight tickets for set departure date must be booked 90 days in advance. After 90 days, a surcharge might be applied.
- Some flights may depart a day before/after, involve up to 2 transits, stopovers or a substitute airline. Such changes are beyond our control, as availability on flights can vary.
- Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable. Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing.
- Please Note, flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure. If your travel dates are within 30 days of purchase you will be provided with your itinerary within 7 days.
- Seat Assignments : Please note some airlines and/or fare types do not allow advanced seat selection and require it to be done at the airport check in only. Please contact us to confirm the flight schedule and seat selection availability.
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PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT
1. Payment Process
- Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount of 100% internal-flight tickets and 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method.
After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.
- Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted.
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- 31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
- 14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
- No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment
CONDITION OF INSURANCE
- Realistic Asia demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Realistic Asia reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
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- Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
- Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
- Any amendment/cancellation made after confirmed booking is nonrefundable
- Tour is available at the time of booking
- Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions