Heritage Trails of Vietnam and Cambodia

  • Duration: 14 DAYS
  • Location: VIETNAM - CAMBODIA
  • Places: 15 Seats
  • Prix: 1527 USD PER PERSON
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An optimal arrangement to travel between Vietnam and Cambodia for pathfinders. First, take an insight into the hidden natural beauty of scenery of Pu Luong, act as a localite with astonishing activities like water rafting or trekking. After a long retreat from the bustle, back to immense Ha Long bay with limestone rocks and the karst grottoes. Then, a nostalgic Hue is patiently awaited for your arrival with its hospitability. A farewell to Hoi An , the shining city of paper lanterns, you will go ahead to enter the city of temples. No one can deny the attraction of the world's biggest religious structure, Angkor with galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds. Your trip will end with an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the largest body of fresh water in Cambodia, Tonle Sap Lake.

DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Your trip begins with arrival in Vietnam. Your private driver will meet and greet you at the airport. You will be escorted to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel and have a rest after the flight. Remaining part of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 02: HANOI – BAVI ECO TOUR - HANOI (B/L/-)

Have breakfast at the hotel then you will be escorted by an experienced English-speaking guide, 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 not only a veteran who lives during those hard times but also a green tea expert. You will visit his tea plantation which is one of the largest in Ri village and join with locals in green tea processing. Afterward, have a Vietnamese cooking demonstration with another local host and then enjoy a home-cooked lunch in a lovely garden.

After that, you will wander around the village and mingling 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 top. Stop at another host family for foot bathing following the recipes of Muong ethnic group and relaxing time before embarking on your private boat for a trip along the Da river. Later, enjoy a transfer from Ba Vi to your accommodation in Hanoi 

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 03: HANOI – PU LUONG NATURE RESERVE (B/L/D)

You enter Pu Luong Nature Reserve by road via a breathtaking mountain pass giving you a panoramic view of the whole valley. You arrive at your accommodation in time for a delicious lunch, followed by free time to explore the beautiful retreat, with its captivating panoramic views and tranquil setting. PM: You will be transfer to a suspension bridge over the Cham River, where you begin your walk in search of stunning water wheels. Get up close to each wheel and discover how water is moved from river to handmade bamboo aqueducts via simple constructions of all sizes. Arriving at a local fisherman’s house, you have a short rest to gear up for the bamboo river rafting with Dinh and his team. Float along the calm river and enjoy the views, in between learning how to paddle and steer your handcrafted rafts.

Arriving at scenic Tan Lap Bridge, you disembark to be transferred back to Pu Luong Retreat for dinner.

Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat.

DAY 04: ENTHRALLING TREKKING ROUTES (B/L/D)

Start early to descend into the beautiful valley facing the Retreat where you walk around tumbling rice terraces. Trek through small paths shrouded in vegetation to slowly reveal a picturesque village sitting at the base of a towering mountain.Your camera will not be able to sit still! Continuing to the base of the valley, you weave between roads and farmland, villages and wild fields, ponds and rivers, mountains and open land. Savour the ever-changing scenery as you trek to a beautiful spot to enjoy a simple picnic lunch.

After enjoying delicious food, you have free time to explore the refreshing water to the nearby river, before moving to our pick up point to be transferred back to the Retreat.

Overnight at Pu Luong Retreat.

DAY 05: VILLAGE LIFE AND THE COMMUNITY (B/L/-)

You have the chance to get close to village life and interact with locals living in the hills above the Retreat. Glimpse at daily life, walk around working farmland and rice fields, and learn about making weaving colourful textiles, followed by lunch at the Lodge.

Check out the Lodge and return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 06: 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 am. 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.

DAY 07: HALONG BAY – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (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 transferred back to Hanoi. In the evening our driver will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the airport Noi Bai then take flight to Hue. Arrival in Hue, pick up only by driver. Transfer then check in in Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

DAY 08: HUE CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

In the morning you will arrive in Hue. Your guide and driver will meet you at the station and you will start your Hue exploration.

Start your trip with the exploring Imperial Citadel, the residence of the Nguyen Dynasty, which was Vietnam’s last royal dynasty. There 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.

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. Then head to your hotel in Hue.

Overnight in Hue.

DAY 09: HUE – TRANSFER TO HOI AN (B/-/-)

04:30 am – 05:00 am: Our team meets you at your hotel. Drive toward the An Truyen village. On arrival, visit the early morning market at the lagoon. Following, you will embark the motor sampan to see the sunrise on the lagoon and learn about the local floating life. You will be visiting to a family farm, where you could learn how to catch fish in the very unique way. Snap couple nice shots of the sunrise over the lagoon before stopping by a local restaurant in the village market, to enjoy some tea/coffee and a very local tasty breakfast. Back to the hotel around 07:30-08:00 am. End the adventure.

After getting 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 10: HOI AN ECO TOUR – GROUP TOUR (B/L/-)

Today your English-speaking guide will meet you at the hotel and take you to a tour of 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.

In the afternoon, leisure time on your own exploring the ancient town or relaxing at the hotel.

Overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 11: HOI AN – DANANG – SIEM REAP BY FLIGHT (B/-/-)

Breakfast at the hotel, pick up only by driver to transfer to the airport to take flight to Siem Reap.

Arrival in Siem Reap, pick up only by driver.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 12: ANGKOR TOUR (B/-/-)

Breakfast at hotel: Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 13: TONLE SAP LAKE TOUR (B)

Breakfast at hotel: drive to Chrieve village to admire the local life of people - Taking oxcart riding tour is a great way to see authentic Cambodia, meet a lot of encounters and interact local people by visiting their home gardens. Learn their ways of life, Cambodia culture, help them with vegetable gardening, take as many as photos you like and enjoy seasonal fruits at a village houses. Afternoon, we will visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. We take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of day visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting.

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 14: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B)

Breakfast at hotel and transfer to airport for your departure flight.

3-STAR ACCOMMODATION

DestinationHotelWebsite
HanoiGolden Lotus Boutique Hotel or similarhttp://www.goldenlotushanoihotels.com/
Pu LuongPu Luong Retreathttps://puluongretreat.com/
Halong BayMaya Cruises or similarhttp://mayacruises.vn/
HueCherish Hue Hotel or similarhttp://cherishhotel.com/
Hoi anLe Pavilon Boutique Hotel or similarhttps://lepavillonhoiangroup.com/
Siem ReapHari Residence Hotel or similarhttps://www.hariresidence.com/

UPGRADE TO 4 STAR HOTEL: PAY EXTRA 332.00 USD/PERSON

DestinationHotelWebsite
HanoiTirant Hotel or similarhttp://www.tiranthotel.com/
Pu LuongPu Luong Retreathttps://puluongretreat.com/
Halong bayV’Spirit Premier Cruise or similarhttps://www.vspiritpremiercruises.com/
HueEldora Hotel or similarhttp://www.eldorahotel.com/
Hoi AnHoi An Rosemary Boutique Hotel & Spa or similarhttp://www.hoianrosemary.com/
Siem ReapHotel Somadevi Angkor Resort & Spa or similarhttps://www.somadeviangkor.com/

UPGRADE TO 5 STAR HOTEL: PAY EXTRA 634.00 USD/PERSON

DestinationHotelWebsite
HanoiOpera Hanoi Hotel or similarhttps://all.accor.com/hotel/7832/
Pu LuongPu Luong Retreathttps://puluongretreat.com/
Halong BayEra Cruise or similarhttps://eracruises.com/en/
HueIndochine Palace or similarhttp://www.indochinepalace.com/
Hoi AnLa Siesta Hoi An Hotel or similarhttps://lasiestaresorts.com/
Siem ReapHotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique & Resort or similarhttp://www.somadeviangkorboutique.com/
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INCLUSIVE

√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services

√Domestic flight from Hanoi to Hue and from Hoi an to Siem Reap, include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax, operated by Vietjet Air or similar

√All transportation mentioned above

√Double/ Twin cabin with 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

√Vietnam Visa letter approval

√No extra charge after services confirmation

EXCLUSIVE

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 (Vietnam: 25$/person; Cambodia: 30$/ person)

X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00 am – 05:00 am

X Other services not mentioned above

BOOKING PROCESS

Don't be shy to drop us an inquiry email at sales@realisticasia.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.   

  • Step 1Double-check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip. 
  • Step 2Click "Book Now" on the date you want to go and fill in the form with your requirements (if any), then to confirm the booking can click on "Pay Now" and make 500 USD deposit to secure your place via the link payment by credit card (Payment fee 3%)
  • Step 3: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 -48 hours after receiving the deposit.
  • Step 4Send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; All the information will be kept confidentially. Pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us

If you would like to make any adjustments or have any concerns about the tour, click on "Enquiry Now" and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note down your phone number in the email or any contact details that you prefer us to reach you, this will enable us to have efficient communication with you. Several email exchange to confirm your final tour program.

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. 
  1. Payment Type 
  • Online payment by Credit Card with ONEPAY: We accept Visa card, MasterCard and JCB card since Realistic Asia is a verified member of OnePay System. Your card information will be protected during the transaction by using the security system with OnePay. Your invoice will be created when you confirmed the booking and send you the guideline to deposit your spot. 
  • By Bank Transfers: If you prefer to do the bank transfer, please contact us so we can send you the bank detail information. However, all the bank fee and foreign currency exchange have to be taken care at your end.

CANCELLATION

Realistic Asia must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:

  • 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.
  • Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by signing and returning to Realistic Asia a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.

OTHERS CONDITIONS

  • 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 the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
  • Tour is available at the time of booking
  • Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions
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