VIETNAM & CAMBODIA
09 NIGHTS & 10 DAYS VIETNAM & CAMBODIA!!
DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi, You will be transferred to hotel. Have Indian dinner and overnight stays in Hanoi.
DAY 02: HANOI – HA LONG BAY – HANOI
After Breakfast, the tour guide will pick you up from your hotel to depart for Ha Long Bay. On the way to Ha Long city, we can enjoy the Red River Delta’s scenery with rice fields, water buffaloes, and everyday Vietnamese village life. On the way to Ha Long, we can have a short break for some tea and coffee at a shop where you can buy many kinds of handicraft products made by disabled children. Arrive in Ha Long City at noon time. Board boat and have local lunch during boat ride. You can see World Natural Heritage spots of Ha Long, including the Fighting Cock islets, Incense Urn islet, the Sea Dog Rock, the Sail etc. and many other strangely-shaped islands. The boat will stopover at Sung Sot Cave or Thien Cung Grotto. Back to the boat on our ways to Ha Long Wharf, drive back to Hanoi. Indian Dinner and overnight stays in Hanoi.
DAY 03: HANOI CITY TOUR
After Breakfast, today’s tour starts with Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh, One pillar pagoda and then to Temple of Literature, which is well known as the first University of Vietnam. You can have Lunch at the local restaurant. In the Afternoon, you will be visiting the peaceful lake -Hoan Kiem with Ngoc Son Temple and 1 hour discovering the Old Quarter by Cycle and stop at Bong Sen Theater for one hour Water Puppets shows. Indian Dinner at the local restaurant and overnight stays in Hanoi.
DAY 04: HANOI – SIEM REAP
After Breakfast, you will be transferred to Noi Bai International Airport, Hanoi to board flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. On arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be welcomed by our driver and transferred to your hotel. You can have Lunch at Indian local restaurant. In the afternoon, we shall visit the Angkor National Museum and further South to see the Chantiers Ecoles workshops (nurseries), the Angkor Temples in miniature, temples near the River Wat Preah Enkosei, Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chorm. You can have Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stays in Siem Reap.
DAY 05: SIEM REAP – BIG CIRCUIT & SMALL CIRCUIT
After Breakfast, we shall visit little selection of temples, including the Royal City of Preah Khan with impressive sculptures; Neak Pean built on a Small Circular Island, Ta Som, and East Mébon. You can have Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon we will continue our visits by Thommanon Temple, Ta keo, one of Angkor's great temple mountains, Ta Prohm with a part of the jungle, Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang a Royal bathing place, Prasat Kravan with unique brick sculptures. Dinner at Indian local restaurant and overnight stays in Siem Reap.
DAY 06: ANGKOR THOM - ANGKOR WAT TEMPLE
After Breakfast, you will be visiting the "Great City" of Angkor Thom include the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Have lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon, you will be visiting the most famous & magnificent Angkor Wat Temple. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th Century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. With many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water, carved low-reliefs about Ramayana Story and day-to-day life at the time of Angkor's construction. Enjoy sunset at Pre Rup Temple. Indian Dinner at restaurant and overnight stays in Siem Reap.
DAY 07: SIEM REAP – SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY)
After Breakfast, Check Out from your Hotel in Siem Reap and will be transferred to Siem Reap International Airport to board flight to Saigon in Vietnam, also known as Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival at Tân Sơn Nhất International Airport, clear immigration and customs. Proceed towards the exit gate of the Airport our representative will greet you and will transfer you to the hotel. Have Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, we should start the tour from the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and being the major seat of the Catholic religion in modern Vietnam; Old Post Office, followed by a visit to a remarkable building: the Reunification Palace that once witnessed the end of the American War in Vietnam and now is a Museum and a grand Reception Hall. Indian Dinner at the restaurant. Overnight stays in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
DAY 08: SAIGON – CU CHI TUNNELS
After Breakfast, you will be getting an opportunity to attend cooking class. Follow our Chef through the vibrant Ben Thanh market to purchase necessary ingredients for your cooking lesson. At 9:40 am our Chef will bring you back by Taxi (fee included) to your cooking class. In a warm atmosphere, participants cook all together following step by step our Chef but everyone has their own material and ingredients for a better understanding of cooking techniques. You will use Vietnamese kitchenware to realize and enjoy a tasty 4 courses meal. MSG and "Knorr powders" are forbidden! Have lunch there. In the Afternoon, we shall visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Located 60km from HCMC, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers& kitchens. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Saigon. Indian Dinner and overnight stays in Saigon.
DAY 09: SAIGON – MY THO – SAIGON
After Breakfast, proceed to My Tho City and have a boat ride to visit Con Phung Island which is full of tropical fruit gardens. We will have chance to enjoy the fruits and Mekong folk songs performed by the local artists. Then we visit the most Ancient Vinh Trang Pagoda in Mekong Delta and the Dong Tam snake farm before coming back to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Have Lunch at local restaurant. Rest day will be leisure for you. Indian Dinner & overnight stays in Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City).
DAY 10: SAIGON (HO CHI MINH CITY) DEPARTURE
After Breakfast, check out from your hotel and will be transferred to Tan Son Nhat International airport for your return journey.
*THE TOUR ENDS*