Vietnam and Cambodia have long been popular tourist destinations, thanks to their breathtaking landscapes and beautiful beaches. However, our 10-day discovery tour will take you beyond your usual holiday, letting you discover the wildest and most enchanting Vietnam, up to the lush landscapes of Cambodia, a land of ancient traditions, bright colors and welcoming smiles. Between mini-cruises, bike rides, and typical local boat tours, this tour from Hanoi to Siem Reap will never bore you!
Arrival at Hanoi airport and transfer to the city. Free time to visit the city, characterized by exclusive cultural relics, ancient streets, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined avenues and romantic lakes, that made it become one of the most fascinating cities in Asia. Hotel accommodation in Hanoi.
Breakfast at hotel. The morning starts with the tour of the city and the Ho Chi Minh complex. Later, visit the Temple of Literature, also known as the first university in Vietnam. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon, visit Hoan Kiem LFake and the temple of Ngoc Son. Finally, take a bike ride through the streets of the ancient district of Hanoi. Overnight at Hotel.
Meals: breakfast and lunch
Breakfast and departure to Halong Bay, that you will reach in about 3 hours by bus. Stop along the way for photos and coffee before arriving in Ha Long City. Around 12:00, start your cruise and have a briefing about the tour. Lunch onboard. In the afternoon, visit the cave of Sung Sot, the most beautiful of Halong Bay. From there, the tour will move on to the island of Titov. Break to take a swim and relax on Titov beach, from which you will start the climb up to the summit of the island, for a panoramic view of the bay. Return to the boat and continue the tour to a new relaxation area. At sunset, enjoy the scenery of the sun setting over the bay, before the local dinner on board. Overnight on board in double cabin.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner
Start the day practicing Tai Chi or taking spectacular shots from the boat. Breakfast on board. Take then a Kayak tour around the cave of Luon. Return by boat and relax on board in the cabin. The tour continues exploring the bay, passing by the fishing village of Ba Hang and other local attractions. Return to the port. Fruit carving and cooking class on board. Vietnamese traditional lunch. Disembarkation from the cruise and transfer by bus / car to Hanoi. Continue to the airport to catch the flight to Danang. Arrival in Danang, transfer to the ancient city of Hoian, check in at hotel and rest.
Bike tour through the Vietnamese countryside, away from the noise of the city, to the fishing village of Van Lang and the forest of Bay Mau. The stops there will include Ba Le market, rice fields, and schools. Settle in the village with a local family. Free time to explore the surroundings. Excursion on a typical local boat, with a chance to do some fishing on board. Return to the village and enjoy a therapeutic treatment with medicinal herbs before lunch. In the afternoon, free time before returning to the hotel. Visit the ancient city of Hoian, once an important Asian trading port, declared today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The city is also famous for its shops, especially of fabrics. Overnight at hotel in Hoian.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch
Breakfast at the hotel, short transfer by plane to Ho Chi Minh. Transfer to the city and visit to the most interesting spots: Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Old Post Office, War Remnants Museum. Visit the lively Ben Thanh market. Accommodation in hotel.
Meals: breakfast and lunch
Transfer to My Tho after breakfast. Once there, boat trip on the Tien River through the four beautiful islands known as Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island and Turtle Island. Visit of local villages, and passage through the canal of Bao Dinh. Excursion to the coconut country. After lunch, visit the local fruit gardens. Continuation of the tour by bike or on horseback. Relax in the late afternoon and return to the hotel.
Optional night tour in Saigon
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to the Cu Chi tunnel, a war camp during the Vietnam conflict. Excursion through the tunnel of the site and to the rice fields along the road to Cu Chi. Return to Ho Chi Minh and transfer to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap. Transfer to the hotel in the city center, check-in, relax. Dinner at a local restaurant.
After breakfast, visit the temple of Angkor Wat by bike. Angkor Wat is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and represents the Khmer heritage. Its extraordinary bas-relief, the massive towers, and the huge entrance will amaze you. Continuation of the tour towards Angkor Thom. Ta Prohm is famous for its massive trees and has been used for several film sets. Lunch in a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit Banteay Kdey before returning to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meals: breakfast, lunch
After breakfast, visit the local villages to discover unique and unexplored places. Stop at the village of Krabei Real, where there will be time to visit the local market and buy some provisions for lunch. Transfer by bus / shuttle to the airport for the departure of the participants. End of the adventure.
Changes in the itinerary may incur. Organizers may modify the tour accordingly to weather conditions to ensure the safety of participants.
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