Vietnam Beaches and Island with Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - 15days

Trip Code

VBIWSRAW-15D

Departure Date

Daily

Duration

15 days

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Maximum Seats

7

What's Included?

Accommodation
All Transport
All Meals
All Entrance fees
Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Starts : Hanoi City , ends : Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1 Hanoi Arrival

Arrive in bustling Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam.Today is arrival day so no activities are planned. Guide & Driver welcome and pick you up at Airport and be transfered to your Hotel If you have time take a walk through Hanoi's Old Quarter – a maze of streets, each one traditionally devoted to a different product or industry. -VRT's Welcome Gift - The Travelers Revival Anti-Jetlag Body Massage Start your holiday with a top to toe circulation boost. The perfect treatment to overcome jet lag and to relieve stiffness, aches and pains. Let experience the soothing sounds, rejuvenating aromas, and relaxing touches of VRT's welcome gift , a sanctuary disconnected from the outside world—perfect for recharging the mind, body and soul. Let the journey begin!
Day 2

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Start your full-day private tour of Hanoi with early pickup from your hotel. Then hop in a cyclo to the undisputed heart of the city with your friendly and informative guide. Observe people practicing tai chi, playing badminton and doing other popular activities as you receive an overview of daily life and witness how locals occupy their mornings. Weave through Hanoi’s Old Quarter in the historical center of the capital, known for its 36 old streets and artisan guilds that date back to the 13th century. You’ll end up at St Joseph’s Cathedral (Nha Tho Lon), whose structure has changed little since it was built in 1886. Stop for a quintessential Vietnamese breakfast of pho bo (beef noodle soup) and enjoy a relaxing conversation with the locals over a cup of delicious coffee — a great way to immerse in the culture of Hanoi. Test your language skills as your guide teaches you to order ca phe nong (hot black coffee, usually with sugar) or ca phe sua nong (hot coffee with sweetened condensed milk). Afterward, continue sightseeing in the comfort of an air-conditioned, private vehicle with a visit to Ba Dinh Square, where your guide points out significant buildings such as the President’s Palace and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Learn about President Ho Chi Minh’s life and his career at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and discover the role of Buddhism in Hanoi at the historical One Pillar Pagoda, considered one of Vietnam's most iconic temples with its typical architecture, originally built in 1049. Before a traditional Vietnamese lunch at Ngon restaurant, you’ll gain an appreciation for Vietnamese architecture at the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam, and view Long Bien Bridge, built during the French occupation. In the afternoon, discover the many customs of more than 50 ethnic minorities in Vietnam at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Then enjoy the beautiful environs of Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake), stopping by Ngoc Son Temple (Temple of the Jade Mountain), situated on a small islet in the lake. Finally, your guide accompanies you to see a water puppet show. This delightful stage performance delves into Vietnam’s mythology and traditions for a little over an hour. Finish with a personalized experience of local beer at Bia Hoi Junction (Ta Hien Bia Hoi Corner) where you can sit outside as the city whizzes past, before you’re taken back to your hotel.
Day 3

Day 3 : Hanoi – Halong Bay

After your guide picks you up from your hotel in Hanoi by comfortable coach, depart for the Tuan Chau wharf at Halong Bay — an approximate 4-hour drive away. Upon arrival, join your fellow cruise passengers aboard the luxury boat, built to resemble a traditional Chinese junk. After a safety briefing and cruise orientation by your expert crew, enjoy a complimentary welcome drink and fruit as you relax, checking in to your deluxe single or shared ensuite cabin at your leisure. Enjoy a delicious seafood feast for lunch, served on board while your 36-passenger boat coasts along beautiful Halong Bay. Listen to your crew describe fascinating seascapes and point out rocky limestone promontories the bay is renowned for. After lunch, you can enjoy sunbathing on the sundeck as you sip specialty cocktails made by the bartenders (additional expense). Stop in the fishing village of Vung Vieng. Here, you can take a short, guided sea kayak adventure, using a lightweight kayak that’s easy to maneuver. Paddle past floating homes and wave at the locals. If you want to explore on your own, you can do an upgrade on a kayak rental to explore the area on your own. After about an hour, kayak back to your cruise boat and drop anchor at a secluded area near Drum Cave (Trong Cave) to enjoy the rest of your afternoon swimming in the emerald waters. After taking part in a cooking class, enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner served on board. In the evening, relax in your cabin or join the optional onboard activities such as night fishing for squid. Overnight: Ensuite Sup cabin aboard a traditional junk boat in Halong Bay
Day 4

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Relax with a morning tai chi class on the sundeck, following the fluid movements of your instructor as you practice this ancient martial art. Then unwind and soak up more sun on the top deck, a perfect spot for photographing the natural wonders of the bay as your light breakfast (think pastries, coffee, and fruit) is served on the boat. From there, visit the Cave of Surprises (Sung Sot Cave), located on Bo Hon Island, which is actually an array of linked limestone islets. Upon arrival, climb the hundred stone steps to the mouth of the cave and explore the lit paths inside on a guided walking tour. The cave is the widest grotto in Halong Bay and features multiple stalactites hanging from its high ceiling! See more stunning sights on your return to the Halong wharf as you enjoy a buffet brunch on the junk. When you arrive back at the Tuan Chau Marina, you'll be met by a vehicle for the four-hour journey back to Hanoi. End your tour today with hotel drop-off upon arrival in the capital.
Day 5

Day 5: Hanoi - Hue/The Citadel

Take a short flight to Hue, When you arrive at your centrally located hotel in Hue, Meet your guide and driver upon pickup between 8 and 8:30am, and start your day tour of Hue – packed with temples, tombs, palaces and pagodas! Start with a visit to the colorful and energetic Dong Ba market, an ideal place to soak up everyday Vietnamese life. Take in the sights, sounds and smells of the market as your guide introduces your group to some of the traditional foods and local vendors who sell produce and other ingredients. After sampling enough Vietnamese delights to fill you up, meander to the Hue Citadel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and Vietnam’s former capital. Within the high stone walls that measure 6 miles (10 km) long and 6 feet (2 meters) thick, explore the massive palace complex of this Imperial City with your guide. Find decorative pagodas and temples amid hundreds of ornate royal tombs where Hue’s Nguyen Emperors ruled until the early 20th century. Marvel at the ruins overgrown with foliage inside the Forbidden Purple City, located in the center of the vast compound. Badly damaged during the Vietnam War, this former royal residence was only accessible to the emperor and his royal concubines, as well as eunuch servants who posed no threat. Once you’ve seen the best sites of The Citadel, stop for a small-group lunch at a local nunnery for a traditional meal. Enjoy the chance to chat with the nuns and discuss the finer points of Buddhism as you gain insight into their daily lives. After lunch, take a short minibus ride through the Hue’s gorgeous surroundings, passing rice paddies and traditional towns en route to a village that specializes in incense production. Learn all about this ancient art before continuing on to see an impressive royal tomb. Visit the 17th-century sprawling temple complex of Bao Quoc Pagoda, perched on a hill overlooking the Perfume River. Upon entering the triple-gated hall, view the seven-tiered pagoda before walking to the Tiger Arena. Here, duels between elephants and tigers were arranged for the emperor’s entertainment until 1904! Complete your day tour with a relaxing afternoon cruise along the enchanting Perfume River, taking in the natural splendor of the area as you meander past. Afterward, your guide will transfer your small group back to your hotel in Hue’s city center, where you can spend your evening at leisure.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An

Traveling by minibus after breakfast, head south on a four-hour drive to Hoi An. Pass coastal rice paddies before crossing the scenic and mountainous Hai Van Pass, a 14-mile (21-km) stretch of road that winds through spectacular mountains and borders the sparkling South China Sea. Arrive at Hoi An after a brief stop at the lovely China Beach and settle in at your hotel. After lunch (own expense), embark on a guided walking tour of the Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which largely escaped the destruction of successive wars. Follow your guide through the charming, pedestrian-only streets and explore the delightful architecture of the buildings as you learn about their historical and cultural significance. Stroll past the many Chinese assembly halls, admiring the impressive main altar of the Cantonese Chinese Congregation and the memorial of the Hainan Chinese Congregation – in remembrance of 107 merchants from Hainan Island who were killed during the reign of Emperor Tu Duc when mistaken for pirates. Stop by the Japanese Covered Bridge, constructed in the 1590s by the town’s Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream. After your walking tour is complete, your guide will accompany you to a family-run restaurant for a small-group cooking class. Uncover the culinary secrets of Vietnamese cooking as a professional chef discusses the delicious dishes you will create. First, head to the local market to stock up on fresh produce necessary for your feast. You’ll learn how to choose the best ingredients and discover new flavors before returning to the restaurant ready to cook. As you cook up a storm, discover some tricks to making legendary Vietnamese dishes and pick up recipes that are sure to wow your family and friends back home. End the day by sitting down with newfound friends and feasting on the tasty dishes you’ve made together.
Day 7

Day 7: Hoi An - Beach Relaxation

Today will be a full day of leisure, allowing you to enjoy the historical town of Hoi An at your own pace. As well as being known for its cultural and historical significance Hoi An has a fine reputation for its cookery schools, many attached to the excellent local restaurants. The town is also known as the best place to arrange a local tailor to create a unique piece of made to measure clothing for you, so if you fancy having a garment made for you, Hoi An is the place for it. You can also learn how to create a beautiful silk lantern for yourself here. However you can just stay on Cua Dai Beach for all day long rexation. Cua Dai literally means the 'big sea mouth'. Cua Dai beach is located in the area of Cam An Ward, about 4km to the north-east of Hoi An Town, Quang Nam Province. Cua Dai Beach is over 3km in length and up to 300m in width. The beach boasts fine white sand, clear and blue water, moderate slopes and small waves, which make it ideal for recreational activities like swimming and other sea sports.
Day 8

Day 8: Siem Reap Arrival – Angkor Thom – Siem Reap

We wave farewell to Vietnam this morning and take the short flight over the border to Siem Reap in Cambodia. After completing customs and immigration procedures, we meet our local guide and drive the short distance to town where we check in and freshen up before our afternoon adventure commences. Hop in a private remork (tuk-tuk) for the 15-minute ride to the South Gate and walk along the ancient city wall with your guide, stopping for photos of magnificent demons lining the causeway. Explore the lost temple of Prasat Chrung for approximately one hour before continuing to the 12th-century Bayon Temple, surrounded by 51 stone towers; each features four serene faces of a smiling bodhisattva. Your knowledgeable guide then accompanies you the Terrace of the Elephants, the Royal Palace and the Terrace of the Leper King, where you can spend up to two hours. Hear fascinating stories about the Khmer kings that once ruled the ancient city. After your private tour, spend your evening at your leisure. If you're feeling social, take a dip in the outdoor pool that hosts a happy hour. Otherwise head to your air-conditioned room and enjoy dinner and drinks ordered from the room service menu.
Day 9

Day 9: Siem Reap – Ta Prohm – Angkor Wat– Banteay Srei – Pre Rup – Siem Reap

Rise early and depart from your hotel approximately 30 minutes before sunrise, traveling by remork to the jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm. The UNESCO-listed temple complex is one of the most popular at Angkor. The monuments have been left in the same condition in which they were discovered in the 19th century. Return to your hotel for breakfast, after which you visit the world-famous Angkor Wat, another UNESCO World Heritage site and the best preserved of all the temples in the Angkor Archaeological Park. Your private tour around this magnificent 12th-century structure lasts a few hours. Discover numerous surviving stone temples, once surrounded by wood palaces, public buildings and houses that have since disappeared. Following lunch at a local restaurant in the afternoon, drive to the temple of Banteay Srei, built in the 10th century. Located 19 miles (32 km) from Siem Reap, the small UNESCO-listed temple is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva, but is dubbed ‘Citadel of Women’ for its ornate sandstone carvings, a crown jewel of Angkor art. After your 1.5-hour private tour, take some time to explore on your own and enjoy a provided lunch. When it's time to head back to Siem Reap, you might even catch the sunset descending behind prongs of Pre Rup.
Day 10

Day 10: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Siem Reap

Following breakfast, take a 30-minute morning drive by remork to the edge of Siem Reap for a 15-minute ox-cart ride through the countryside. Then continue by air-conditioned vehicle to reach Cambodia’s largest freshwater lake, Tonle Sap. Classified as a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, the lake feeds the Mekong River during the dry season and swells during monsoons. Board a local boat at the riverbank for an approximate 30-minute ride to Kompong Phluk, the largest floating village on the lake, where you’ll spend the rest of the morning. Here, observe the fascinating daily activities of the Cambodian villagers who reside along the shore, gaining a better sense of how their lives are shaped by the water’s rhythms. After lunch at a local restaurant, the rest of your day is free to spend as you like.
Day 11

Day 11 Phu Quoc Island

This morning fly south Ho Chi Minh & to the idyllic Phu Quoc ( there are 3 , where you have the next few days relaxing and enjoying the delights of this island paradise. Phu Quoc is a beautiful and diverse island offering white sandy beaches, clear waters, bustling night markets, secluded bays, snorkelling trips and a range of beautiful resorts and fantastic cuisine to choose from. If you want time to lie on the beach or have a range of activities to choose from Phu Quoc has something to offer you.
Day 12+13

Day 12 & 13 Phu Quoc Island

Savour couple final days of relaxation on Phu Quoc Island.
Day 14

Day 14 Ho Chi Minh

This morning you will take a short mid-morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Formerly known as Saigon, his buzzing city will offer you a short city break and a chance to experience Vietnam's most cosmopolitan city. Your full-day shore excursion begins with pickup at Airport drive into Ho Chi Minh City in the air-conditioned comfort of a private vehicle. Start out at the National History Museum, which houses an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the evolution of the cultures of Vietnam, from the Dong Son civilization of the Bronze Age to Cham, Khmer and modern-day peoples. Enjoy a short water puppet performance and learn from your informative guide about this unique Vietnamese art form, which dates back as far as the 11th century. You’ll be entranced by lacquered wood puppets that appear to dance on water in a waist-deep pool. After lunch at a local restaurant, take a 1-hour cyclo ride along Dong Khoi Street, formerly known as the Rue Catinat, which is the heart of old colonial Saigon. Pass by classic French-style landmarks such as Saigon City Hall and the Saigon Opera House, and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office nearby. Make a photo stop at the Presidential Palace, renowned for its symbolic role in the fall of Saigon in 1975, and end your cyclo tour at Ben Thanh market, one of the liveliest areas of Ho Chi Minh City. You’re free to explore the market, packed with every conceivable commodity, before the return drive by private vehicle back to your hotel
Day 15

Day 15 Ho Chi Minh city Departure

After a final breakfast your trip reaches its end, and your guide and driver will be there to transfer you to the airport to start your journey back home.

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 Standard 2050 USD 1650 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 2250 USD 1850 USD 4 & 5star

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HotelAll accommodations (with Twin/Double rooms) while on tour
The tour price includes all hotel accommodations with private baths. Our standard is to provide the best available accommodations without sacrificing value. Although the quality may vary slightly from one hotel to another, our commitment to your comfort is unwavering. Two-bedded rooms and One-beded with Queen size rooms are reserved in most hotels. Triples are accommodated in two-bedded rooms plus a rollaway cot where available, and are not recommended for comfort.

TransportAll transfers and road transport in modern, air-conditioned vehicles
 For a private smaller groups (2pax -10pax), modern sedan cars and minibuses are used.
– For tour groups of 11pax or more travelers, air-conditioned Hyundai with 19- 25-35 seats are used on all road journeys. These vehicles are designed with excellent viewing windows and a high roof. All our vehicles are modern, spacious, comfortable, well-maintained, and safe

Complimentary airport transfer on arrival and on departure days

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 Breakfast – Is always included on all Tourism Union Indochina – European Continental breakfasts are supplied at the hotels where you stay. The Continental style usually consists of rolls, butter, jams, tea or coffee and juices.
• Lunch – Your Lunch meals are included and generally served at a local restaurant
• Dinner – is not included and is always up to you – allows you the freedom to eat what you want and enjoy the local flavors.

Please note: If you have special dietary requirements (eg Vegetarian), let us know so we can notify restaurants and prepare appropriate food for you.

tour guideExperienced, friendly and knowledgeable guides.
Your tour guide is a professional, fully trained employee of Tourism Union Indochina

 

entrance feeEntrance fees
All sightseeing as specified including entrance fees

 

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– All on-tour flights must be purchased through Tourism Union Indochina as part of your tour package From the moment you land in the starting city to the moment you are transferred to the airport in the end city, all transport arrangements are taken care of by us.
– The cost of international flights from your country to Asia (starting city) is not included in our prices. We believe we are giving all our customers, wherever you live, the flexibility to travel from regional airports, in any class of travel and include a stopover en route if you so wish. It also allows you the opportunity to use your frequent flyer points if you so wish

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  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
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  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

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  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
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