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Inside Vietnam and highlights of Cambodia 21 days

Trip Name: Inside Vietnam and highlights of Cambodia 21 days
Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration: 21 Days
Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Finishing: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking

Destinations: Hanoi – Halong – Hue – Hoi An – My Son - Nha Trang - Saigon – Cu Chi – Chau Doc – Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Flexibility:
This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.
 
Highlights: Inside Vietnam and highlights of Cambodia 21 day tour features most of must-see spots of Vietnam from hectic city of Sai Gon, Hanoi to pristine beaches of Nha Trang and historical sites of Hoi An, Hue. Discover the ruined Angkor temple in Siem Seap and learn about specific Khmer culture and history of Cambodia through a visit to capital Phnom Penh.
 
Brief Itinerary:
 
Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
Being met and transferred to the hotel for check in by Asia Top Travel tour expert
 
Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L)
Enjoy a full day sightseeing tour of Hanoi‘s highlights with Asia Top Travel tour experts

Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long (B/L/D)
Travel to Halong bay by private comfortable transportation, overnight on cruise

Day 4: Ha Long - Hanoi (B/L)
Travel back to Hanoi 

Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (B)
Being transferred to the airport to take the flight to  Hue - World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1993.

Day 6: Hue city tour (B)
Hue Full day sightseeing tour of the Hue’s highlights with Asia Top Travel tour expert

Day 7: Hue - Hoi An (B/L)
Travel to Hoi An by car/minivan/coach, stop over in Danang to visit the Famous Cham Musuem, Danang beach.

Day 8: Hoi An - My Son (B/L)
Enjoy a half day tour of My Son holly land, the ruins of the Champa kingdom. The World Cultural heritage sites

Day 9: Hoi an on beach (B)
Today you are free at leisure to explore Hoi An by yourself or relax on beach.

Day 10: Hoi An - Danang - Nha Trang (B)
Being transferred to Da Nang for the short flight to Nha Trang

Day 11: Nha Trang boat trip (B/L)
Boarding a boat as you set out in the morning to exploring the coast of Nha Trang.

Day 12: Nha Trang on beach (B)
Today you are free at leisure to explore Nha Trang by yourself or relax on beach.

Day 13: Nha Trang - Saigon (B)
You are free until transfer to Nha Trang airport for the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, get pick up and drive to hotel in Sai Gon.

Day 14: Saigon - Cu Chi - Saigon City tour (B/L)
Enjoy full day sightseeing Cu Chi tunnel and Saigon city with our tour expert

Day 15: Saigon - Chau Doc (B/L)
Boat trip to visit Cai Be then proceed to Chau Doc and check-in at our hotel in Chau Doc

Day 16: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B)
Taking express boat upstream Mekong River to Phnom Penh - Cambodia's capital.

Day 17: Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tours (B)
Enjoy full day sightseeing Phnom Penh

Day 18: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast, we transfer to Phnom Penh airport for departure to Siem Reap

Day 19: Siem Reap - Angkor tours (B)
Enjoy the full day to continue your temple visits.

Day 20: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake (B)
This half-day trip will take you into the heart of mangrove forests on the margins of the Tonle Sap Lake to the incredible stilt village of Kompong Phluk and Kompong Khleang - Kampong Phluk

Day 21: Siem Reap departure (B)
You are free until transferring to the airport for the departure flight.

Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
Upon arriving in Hanoi, Asia Top Travel tour guide will personally meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure. Tonight, our guide will meet you again and we have welcome diner at a nice restaurant.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Hanoi
Meal: Dinner

 
Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L)
Today , we will visit Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh Complex that includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, One Pillar pagoda. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature -  a temple to Confucius, this is also known as  Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070
 After having lunch at a nice restaurant, we continue our trip to visit Museum of Ethnology that is widely acknowledged as the best museums in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground. Then, we back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy one hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter that also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets are home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities.
Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 
Day 3: Hanoi - Ha Long (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we will depart for Halong Bay – designated a UNESCO World Heritage. Going through the scenic countryside, we get to Ha Long Bay. Discovering Ha Long Bay, we contemplate one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. We embark on a boat for exploring the islands and grottos. Cruising past the evocatively shaped islets and dramatic caves of Ha Long bay can be a magical experience. Along the way, we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.
Accommodation: on deluxe Junk cruise
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

 
Day 4: Ha Long - Hanoi (B/L)
We will wake up in the morning to the calming sound of the waves crashing on the nearby islands. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and relax. Sitting on the upper deck, we can enjoy the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. The quiet is almost eerie; we can hear birds singing, cicadas chirping ashore and the gentle lapping of the waves against our boat, the perfect soundtrack to accompany the fresh air and gentle breeze. Then we explore Luon cave, boat start cruising back and brunch buffet will be served. Check out and arrive at harbor by 12:00 noon, we will drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi around 16:00, check in the hotel an relax.
Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel in Hanoi
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 
Day 5: Hanoi - Hue (B)
We are free until transfer to the airport for the flight to Hue at noontime. Hue is an ancient romantic land and famous for its magnificent architecture of citadel, palaces, pagodas and royal tombs built under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty in a poetic background of greenery on the banks of the Perfume River. Hue was recognized as the World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in 1993. Hue has been representing the cultural and spiritual centre of Vietnam for a long period.
Upon arrival, our guide will pick you up and transfer to hotel in Hue. The rest of day is free time at leisure.
Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel in Hue
Meal: Breakfast
 

Day 6: Hue city tour (B)
This morning, we will take a dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River heading down to Thien Mu pagoda. Off the boat, we then visit Thien Mu pagoda, one of the best-loved architectural pagodas in Vietnam considered by many as the unofficial symbol of Hue. It is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601.
Then we go to a pagoda for a well-prepared vegetarian lunch, served by nuns in a much more the life of religious people in the central area. After lunch, we continue to visit a tomb monument of King Tu Duc, which is located in a very special area. More than just a tomb visiting, it is the chance to learn more about Nguyen King and the landscape is spectacular. Back to hotel in the late afternoon
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Hue
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 
Day 7: Hue - Hoi An (B/L)
In the morning, pick up from hotel in Hue and drive to Hoi An. Hoi An developed most of its uniquely eclectic townscape between the 16th and 19th centuries. During most of this time Hoi An was a thriving international commercial port for Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab merchants. Over the years, many elements of these diverse architectural styles blended harmoniously with indigenous Vietnam features. Hoi An was relatively untouched by the Vietnam War, so the old world charm is stil in. We enjoy a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200- year old Tan Ky ancestral house and the Japanese Bridge.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 
Day 8: Hoi An - My Son (B/L)
This morning, we will drive to My Son that was the religious centre between 4th and 13th centuries to visit the Sanctuary of the Champa Empire. My Son Sanctuary is a large complex of religious ruins comprising more than 70 architectural remains. UNESCO recognized the Cham architecture in My Son as a Cultural Heritage site in 1999.
Accommodation: Deluxe Hotel in Hoi An
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 9: Hoi An on beach (B)
Today you are free at leisure to explore Hoi An by yourself or relax on beach.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Hoi An
Meal: Breakfast
 

Day 10: Hoi An - Danang - Nha Trang (B)
You are free until transferring to Da Nang for the short flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival, our guide will get pick you up and drive to hotel in Nha Trang. The rest of the day is the time at leisure
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Nha Trang
Meal: Breakfast

 
Day 11: Nha Trang boat trip (B/L)
Today, you have opportunity to get experience by boarding a boat as you set out in the morning to exploring the coast of Nha Trang. The first stop is at the Tri Nguyen Aquarium. You will then head out to Hon Mun Island where you have the chance for swimming and snorkeling in the clear waters. From here, continue to Hon Tam Island where you have the choice of relaxing on the beach or for the energetic – there is a choice of water sports. Have lunch at the fishing village of Lang Chai where there is time to explore before boarding the boat back to Nha Trang harbor. We will also visit the PoNagar Towers, an outstanding of ancient Cham architecture and then touring around Dam Market before transfer you back to the hotel
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Nha Trang
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 
Day 12: Nha Trang on beach (B)
Today you are free at leisure to explore Nha Trang by yourself or relax on beach.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Nha Trang
Meal: Breakfast

 
Day 13: Nha Trang - Saigon (B)

You are free until transfer to Nha Trang airport for the flight to Sai Gon. Upon arrival, get pick up and drive to hotel in Sai Gon.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Saigon
Meal: Breakfast


Day 14: Saigon - Cu Chi - Saigon City tour (B/L)
This morning, we leave Saigon for driving through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. We then spend the next hour exploring the maze of tunnels where the Vietnamese could escape bombings, hide from enemy, and mount surprise attacks. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. After that, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving at approximately 1pm.
We are transfer to Pho 24 for some traditional Vietnamese noodle soup.
After lunch, we head back to Sai Gon and take city tour a half day
We start by looking at the Notre Dame Cathedral that was built between 1877 and 1883. This is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Nearby is the Old Post Office that is another example of French colonial architecture and is the country’s largest post office. Then, we move on to see the Reunification Palace. This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. After that, we continue to visit War Remnants Museum - Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, this is a poignant display of the futility of war
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Saigon
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

 
Day 15: Saigon - Chau Doc (B/L)
This morning, leave your hotel at 7.00 for a 3-hour drive to Cai Be with stop en route at Trung Luong Bonsai garden for a tea break. Upon arrival, board a motorized boat to visit the popcorn cake, rice paper making family before visiting the lively floating market of Cai Be. Then continue by boat towards Vinh Long province to see the diverse fish traps in order to learn a kind of lazy fishing. After cruising along small shady canals, we step ashore and take a chance to watch a typical and interesting music show of the Mekong cultural life. Lunch is at the home/ bonsai garden. Afternoon, we take a walk for about half an hour to enjoy the rural peaceful atmosphere of the countryside life. Continuing our boat trip to Vinh Long town then get on our car to Proceed to Chau Doc and check-in at our hotel in Chau Doc
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Chau Doc
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 16: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh (B)

This morning, we will take express boat upstream to the Mekong River to reach Cambodia's capital, Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh, you will be met by our tour guide and transferred to hotel in Phnom Penh.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Phnom Penh
Meal: Breakfast

 
Day 17: Phnom Penh Sightseeing Tours (B)
In the morning, we will visit Genocidal Museum “Tuol Sleng”, the Victory Monument and the National Museum and Killing Field. In the afternoon, we will visit the Victory Monument and the National Museum, the Royal Palace, built by the French in 1866 on the site of the old town, and Silver Pagoda, which located within the Royal Palace ground. You will then end your tour with a visit to Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of the city during sunset.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Phnom Penh
Meal: Breakfast


Day 18: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (B)
After breakfast, we transfer to Phnom Penh airport for departure to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, meets and transfers to hotel. Visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate (with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk), Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, visit the most famous of all the temples on the Angkor plain: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. The 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. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks, the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond sunset from Phnom Bakheng, one of two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and Angkor Wat.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: Breakfast
 

Day 19: Siem Reap - Angkor tours (B)
In the morning, you will continue your temple visits. Included are Prasat Kravan (with its unique brick sculptures), Srah Srang ("The Royal Boths" was once used for ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by four concentric walls), Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of the harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation) and the "Mountain Temple" of Pre Rup. In the afternoon, transfer to the archaeological site and continue to the temple tour. Visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in the area. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Then, visit Takeo, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temples.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: Breakfast

 
Day 20: Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake (B)
This half-day trip will take you into the heart of mangrove forests on the margins of the Tonle Sap Lake to the incredible stilt village of Kompong Phluk and Kompong Khleang - Kampong Phluk
 is a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. Kampong Phluk sees comparatively few foreign visitors and offers a close look at the submerged forest and lakeside village life as yet unperturbed by tourism. Back to the town.
Accommodation: Deluxe hotel in Siem Reap
Meal: Breakfast

 
Day 21: Siem Reap departure (B)
You are free until transferring to the airport for the departure flight.
Meal: Breakfast
 

Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period, hotel choice and your specific tour needs. Please send us an enquiry for availabilities and the most updated price. Our travel consultant will contact you shortly.

The trip includes:
Accommodation(double/twin sharing)
Private pick up and transfer (A/C van)
English/French speaking tour guide
Meals specified in tour program
All Internal/domestic air tickets per program
Boat trips specified the tour program
All entrance, permission and visiting fees

Trip price excludes:
Drinks ,
Personal expense
Tips
International air ticket


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