This 7 day tour takes you to visit greatest sites of the Nothern Vietnam and a glance to Cambodia. Admiring Halong bay – One of the greatest nature wonders of the world. Exploring great Angkor temples in Cambodia. International flight included!
|Means & Time||Destination||Activity||Meal|
|Day 1||Hanoi||Arrival in Hanoi. Transfer from airport to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.||_|
|Day 2||Halong bay||Around 8.00 AM, leave Hanoi for Halong bay. Lunch after boarding. Cruising through thousand amazing islands and islets, visit Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming… Overnight on boat in Halong bay.||B,L,D|
|Day 3||Halong bay||Morning, breakfast on board. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many island and islet to explore the hidden charm of the bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi. Stay overnight in Hanoi.||B,L|
|Day 4||Hanoi||Hanoi city tour. Visit some famous places in Hanoi that includes The Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Ethnology Museum. After that, we transfer you to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.||B,L|
|Day 5||Siem Reap||Morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. Continue your visit to Ta Prohm. Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. Enjoy a wonderful sunset scenery from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill. Overnight in Siem Reap.||B,L|
|Day 6||Siem Reap||Morning, visit some famous temples in Siem Reap including: East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Panan, Preah Khan, Pre Rup. Afternoon, sightseeing at the Tonle Sap Lake on a traditional wooden boat. Overnight in Siem Reap.||B,L|
|Day 7||Siem Reap||Morning, breakfast at hotel. Your leisure in Siem Reap until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.||B|
Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival (-)
Arrival in Hanoi. Transfer from airport to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L,D)
Around 8.00am, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties after 2h. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.
After the lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay –Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.
In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night on board.
Stay overnight on boat in Halong bay.
Day 3: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)
Morning, breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea are served on board. Cruise further and stop-over at a pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. After that, we continue cruising further, go throught many islands and islets to discover the hidden charm of the bay.
Join a cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Cruise back to the prier while having lunch. Get on bus to go back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 4: Hanoi – city tour – Siem Reap (B,L)
Hanoi city tour. Visit famous places in the city including: Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Temple of Literature and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.
After that, we transfer you to airport for flight to Siem Reap.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 5: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat (B,L)
In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. Continue your visit at the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Continue your visit to Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture.
Before ending the tour today, enjoy a wonderful sunset scenery from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 6: Siem Reap – Visit famous temples (B,L)
Morning, visit some famous temples in Siem Reap including: East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Panan, Preah Khan, Pre Rup.
- The East Mebon is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir.
- Ta Som is a small temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located north east of Angkor Thom and just east of Neak Pean.
- Neak Pean at Angkor, Cambodia is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Preah Khan Baray built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. It is the “Mebon” of the Preah Khan baray.
- Preah Khan is a temple at Angkor, built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. However, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.
- Pre Rup is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction.
Afternoon, take a boat trip for sight-seeing on Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia. It is one of the largest lakes in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals.
After that, back to downtown to visit Artisan’s D’angkor, the caving art school. Continue your visit to Wat Thmei. Wat Thmei near Charles de Gaulle Boulevard in Siem Reap, Cambodia where you will find a small memorial stupa which contains the skulls and bones of victims killed during the regime of the Khmer Rouge during 1975 – 1979.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 7: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Morning, breakfast at hotel. Your leisure in Siem Reap for walking around or shopping until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:
- International flight included.
- Cookery demonstration and Tai Chi Session in Halong Bay
- Kayakking: Safe, clean and nice.
- Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
- Transfer and transport as per itinerary.
- English speaking guide.
- Entrance and sightseeing fees.
- Your personal expenses.
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