20DAYS, JEWEL OF VIETNAM & CAMBODIA
Tour code: VNCA-JVN20
Departure date: Friday every week
Day 1 : Arrive Hanoi
Welcomed by driver at Noi Bai Airport ( Ha noi ) and
transfer to your hotel. The rest of your time is at
leisure before starting your trip the next day. Dinner
will be arranged on your own to have your leisure time.
Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2 : Hanoi City tour (B,L)
Today, we have full-day tour of Vietnam?s capital city.
You will visit the house on - stilts of Ho Chi Minh (
this is where our uncle Ho spent the rest of his life )
and the One Pillar Pagoda ( it was constructed in 1049)
and the Litterature Temple ( a habitual symbol of Hanoi
), the Museum of Ethnology. After lunch, pay a visit to
the Hoan Kiem lake with its Ngoc Son temple. Continue to
visit the Old Quarter of Hanoi by cyclo.
Enjoy a kind of traditional Vietnamese stage-art:
Tonight we will take the train to Lao Cai Station (310km
northwest of Hanoi) Note : A/C soft - sleeper cabin with
wooden wall is used for night train from Hanoi to Lao
Cai and vice - versa, one of the best train to Sapa at
Day 3 Lao Cai - Ethnic minority market (B,L)
Arrive at Lao Cai Station at 06.00. Have a breakfast of
local foods before departing to Sapa ( about 40 km from
Lao Cai ). Arrival in Sapa and leave your luggage at the
hotel. We will have breakfast and embark on a
lovely walk to Cat Cat stream and waterfall ,visit
Cat Cat village of the Black H'Mong to explore their
routine life, walk around the village to enjoy the
scenery of forests and continue to Sinchai village where
we enjoy folk music by local people. Return to Sapa. At
leisure. Overnight at your hotel in Sapa.
Day 4 Sapa -Lao Chai -Tavan - Lao Cai -Ovenright on the
After breakfast we will take a jeep along the valley to
Rose Garden. From here we will trek into the verdant
villages and rice field to Lao Chai and Tavan villages.
Ta Van is the village in northern Vietnam inhabited by
the colourfully-dressed Dzay ethnic minority.
Opportunity to learn and see H?mong people working with
natural weaving and dying .This village is supposed to
be one of the most beautiful area in this regions. Your
car will pick you up at Tavan and take you back to Sapa
Lunch will be at Hoasu restaurant, afternoon walk to
Hamrong mountain for a birth eye view to Moung Hoa
valley and Fansipan mountain. Transfer to to Lao
Cai station for night train back to at 21.15. Overnight
on soft sleeper train.
Day 5 Hanoi Craft village - Halong bay (B,L)
Pick up from the station and transfer to the hotel for
breakfast. We then enjoy the journey through the scenery
of rice fields, water buffalo and daily village life of
the Red River Delta. Visit the ancient Temple of Dinh
Bang and the traditional village of rice cracker Tho Ha.
Lunch in Bac Ninh . We continue our journey to Halong
bay. Visit the embroidery workshop and
ciramic village. Arrival Halong overnight at hotel in
Day 6 : Halong bay cruise - Hanoi(B,L)
Breakfast at he hotel and then we embark on the boat
for a cruising amongst the stunning Halong bay. We visit
the cave and explore countless ilsands rising out from
the emerald water. We visit limestone island, fishing
village and beach and have opportunity to swim.
Enjoy seafood lunch on boat. Return to Hanoi.
Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi - Country Sight & Ninhbinh (B,L)
Morning drive bout 2 hours we arrive at Kenh Ga village
. This is Vietnamese rural life at its best. The
landscape is stunning with hundreds of limestone peaks
jutting out of the emerald green paddies
Vietnamese fishermen rowing boat with their legs , kids
herding ducks & buffaloes and people living in the
houseboats are all daily scenes. We drive to Kenhga and
then have boat trip along the small river to visit
floating fish farm, floating village, limestone
formation, and local people. Opportunity to see rural
life of peaceful hidden village by the river. We have
picnic lunch there before drive back to Hanoi.
Day 8 : Hanoi - Danang - Hoian(B)
Transfer to the airport for the flight VN315,
11.45/13.00 to Danang. Visit the excellent Cham
Museum which has much relevance to your later visit of
the Cham ruin of My Son. Late afternoon, we ascend
Marble Mountain with a Buddhist cave and a wonderful
view of the surrounding. Also, visit the China Beach.
Arrive in Hoi An and check into Hoian hotel.
Overnight at Golden Sand resort.
Day 9 : Danang – Hue – Danang(B)
Breakfast in the hotel
This morning, drive about 1 ½ hour to visit My Son, one
of the most important Cham site in the country and it’s
set amongst lovely hills. My Son is another of Vietnam’s
UNESCO World Heritage Site. Return to Hoi An.This
afternoon, enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An. . Hoi An is a
lovely riverside township with narrow streets and old
buildings. It’s also a great place for ethnic crafts.
UNESCO has listed Hoi An as a World Heritage Site in Dec
Golden Sand resort.
Day 10 :
leisure to enjoy Hoian. Whether it be a stroll about the
old quarter or a bike ride throught the scenic
country side to the beach or shop amongst the famous
silk shop in town Hoian has all to offer.
Golden Sand resort.
Day 11 :
Hoian - Hue(B)
to Hue and visit the Hue famous Citadel. Visit the Thien
Mu pagoda and boat ride on Perfume river. Visit TuDuc
royal tomb. Visit Dong Ba Market. At leisure.
Overnight at at hotel in Hue.
Day 12 : Hue - Ho Chi Minh city(B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for the
flight to Saigon. On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport,
you will be met and transferred to hotel. Ho Chi Minh
City, a bustling metropolis ,contradiction of its
northern counterpart, excited by numerous shopping
area and sidewalk cafés. A half day tour of dynamic Ho
Chi Minh City, still called Sai gon by many locals takes
in the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Sai gon Post Office, a
lacquer ware factory. At leisure to stroll around Sai
gon down town. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city
Day 13 : Cuchi Tunnels
Am: explore Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible
underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese
fighters during the long struggle for independence.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.
AM: Afternoon at leisure to enjoy the city and shopping
(Breakfast and Lunch included)
14: Saigon - Mekong River Cruise (B,L,D)
Transfer to Mekong Delta. Board LE COCHINCHINE
boat. Enjoy welcome drink
Explore the lively Cai Be floating market. Cruising
amongst the mazes of waterway to visit the
handicraft villages and meet with local people.
Sightseeing the old house and sample various tropical
Arrive in Vinh Long island we then embark on
a walk or bike for sightseeing tour of the Culao BINH
Le Cochinchine sets sail to Cantho via Cho LACH
Disembark Cho LACH village. Embark on a
pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths of the
countryside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the
local people's activities. Enroute to visit a cottage
industry , a local farm and sample seasonal
Cruise to continue to Mang Thit . Enjoy the
magnificent sunset on the
river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while
enyoying the beautiful scenery and the
aperitifs, sunset cruise .
A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over
Mekong River branches . Dinner and nite on Le
Cochinchine boat in TRAON.
Day 15 : Mekong River Cruise - Saigon (B)
Rising up to the sound of River and Mekong Delta coming
to life for another lovely day we enjoy the sunset.
After breakfast, we cruise along the cannels and visit a
village on the bank of Co Chien or, an opportunity to
appreciate the way of life of the local inhabitants, and
Leisurely cruise up the Hau river while enjoying the
Arriving Cantho, we explore the CaiRang market, one of
the most bustling floating markets in Mekong Delta with
hundreds of small boats ladden fruits barging and
jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their
goods. Boat through the palm-shaded creek to see local
houses and green orchards,ship building yards, local
markets in full swing. Check out and disembark the
boat. Continue our way to Chaudoc. Overnight at Victoria
hotel in Chaudoc
Day 16 : Saigon - Phnompenh(B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport for the
flight to Phnompenh . Arrival transfer our hotel
in Phnompenh, the capital of Kingdom of Cambodia.
A visit to Phnom Penh is a very interesting
experience indeed. It is a city with an
interesting pulse and it gives you a very true taste of
Asia. We will visit the Wats Phnom, National
museum, silver Pagoda and Royal Palace. Overnight
at Sunway hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 17: Phnompenh - Siemreap (B,L)
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to
airport for the flight to Siemreap . Arrival transfer to
the hotel. Visit famous Angkor Wat Temple, the largest
and undoubtedly the most breathtaking of the monuments
of the Angkor Archeological Park. It was
constructed as a funerary temple for Suryavarman ll (
ruled 1112-52) to honor Vishnu, the Hindu deity
who the king identified with. Continue to visit the Ta
Prohm, the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor. Enjoy the
sunset over the Angkor complex on the top of Phnom
Bakheng Mt. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap
Day 18: Siemreap (B)
Wake up early to view sunrise from Phnom Bakheng, one of
the two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where
you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray
and the surrounding plain. Return to the hotel.
Breakfast at hotel and continue to visit of Preah Khan,
Neak Pean, Ta Phrom temple, oriental Mebon, Pre Rup
temples. Lunch between visit. In the afternoon, we will
visit to group of Rolous temples: Lolei, Preahko,
Bakong. Overnight in Siemreap
Day 19 Siem reap (B,D)
After breakfast, visit Floating Village of Chong Khneans
and take a boat trip to Tonle Sap. Then, back to the
hotel. The rest of your time is at leisure with your own
activities to have spa at your hotel or hang around
Siemreap etc or visit craft weaving village. Evening
enjoy typical traditional Apsara dance performane with
diner. Overnight at hotel in Siemreap.
Day 20 : Siemreap departure (B)
Free at leisure before transfer to the airport for your
next flight to Bangkok .The trip concludes.
accommodation on double/twin basis with daily breakfast
as indicated (B = breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Diner). Special
requirements (vegetarian, diet etc.) could be arranged upon
Tours with entrance fees, boat cruise, transfers and English
speaking during guided time
Junk cruise & Dragon boat in Hue, Le Cochinchine Cruise in Mekong
Flight tickets from:
- Dannag ; Hue - Saigon - Phnompenh - Siemreap
International airfares & airport taxes
Pre/post trip arrangement
Visa and visa arrangement
Meals not indicated
Other personal expenses
Trip cost : in US$ and per person based on 02 people
Hotels - best 4& 5star Hotel
Saigon Halong hotel****
Victoria Sapa hotel****
Pilgrimage Village hotel ****
Golden Sand Resort *****
Grand hotel ****
Le Cochinchine Cruise
Prince d''Angkor hotel****