Vietnam Beaches South Coast with Siem Reap - Angkor Wat - 17days

Trip Code

VBSCWSRAW-17D

Departure Date

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Duration

17 days

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Maximum Seats

8

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Accommodation
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Tour guide
Airline tickets on tour

Summary

Starts : Hanoi City , ends : Ho Chi Minh City

Tour Overview

Day 1

Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

The tour commences today in Vietnam's capital; the fantastic jumble of styles and influences that is modern-day Hanoi. Many of our customers choose to come in a day early to get over jet-lag and get the most out of the tour. Whatever you choose we will have someone there to meet you on arrival at Noi Bai International Airport and escort you the short distance to our hotel. Our base here is the Medallion Hotel, located bang in the heart of the city's old town, surrounded by street food stalls, markets and cafes, and within a few minutes walk of Hoan Kiem Lake. -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

This private full-day Hanoi tour takes in all the key sightseeing, starting in the morning with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex. The complex comprises of Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum. Next, visit the Temple of Literature, originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam's first university dating back to 1070. Inside are the stone steles mounted on the backs of turtles, inscribed with the names of the university's graduates. The complex is divided into five courtyards with different paths that would originally have been reserved for the Emperor and his mandarins. One of the courtyards contains the statue of Confucius guarded by two beautiful bronze storks standing on turtles. * Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays. On these days, visitors will tour Hoa Lo Prison instead. After a sumptuous Vietnamese lunch, tour the Museum of Ethnology, widely acknowledged as the best in the Vietnam which houses a display dedicated to Vietnam's 54 ethnic minority peoples. Afterward, head to Ngoc Son Temple set on a tiny island in the middle of Hoan Kiem Lake. The Ngoc Son temple dates back to the 13th century, and the lake itself is a picturesque focal point of Hanoi, frequented by tourists and locals alike. End the day with a one-hour cyclo ride through the Old Quarter. Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities. At approximately 6:00pm, you will return you 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 - Hoi An

On the fifth day of your Vietnam travel itinerary you'll fly from Hanoi to Danang, an airport close to enchanting Hoi An. When you arrive in Danang, we'll have arranged for a transfer to pick you up and take you to your hotel in Hoi An. Hoi An is, for many people, the highlight of their holiday in Vietnam. It is also a perfect halfway point between the north and south of the country in this suggested Vietnam trip. Hoi An is well known for its enthusiastic tailors, its art galleries, and its narrow streets crammed with tiny wooden cafes. During this part of your holiday in Vietnam, you can lazily browse the streets and hire a friendly tailor to sew your made-to-measure outfit. There is plenty to do in and around the port town, including a cycle trip past the paddy fields to the beach, not too far from Hoi An. The beach is surprisingly quiet in the daytime, so you can stretch out on a lounger under a thatched parasol and enjoy the peace. At sunset, the beach will fill with locals who come here to cool off, chat, and play football at the end of a long working day.
Day 6

Day 6: Hoi An - Free Time

On the sixth day of your holiday in Vietnam you're free to wander lazily through the tiny streets of Hoi An or head for the beach for some sun-kissed relaxation Hoi An is jam-packed with tailors and you can have a good made-to-measure suit made for a fraction of the price you would pay in the US. You can also purchase made-to-measure dresses, trousers, shirts etc. This part of your Vietnam trip provides the perfect opportunity to update your wardrobe! Although the tailors can put together a suit for you in no time, it's best to plan to have this done a few days before you travel to your next destination. This way any alterations can be made while you're in town.
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 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 12

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta

The next two days of your holiday in Vietnam are dedicated to the Mekong Delta. The Mekong River, with its vast fertile delta, is the backbone of the economy in the south. At around 7:30am, the minibus will arrive to take you in the direction of Cai Be. From here, you'll hop onto a boat and sail in a small group through the Mekong Delta. In Cai Be you'll sail past colourful, floating markets, where vendors will offer their wares from their boats jammed with produce, dangling their produce in the air from a long pole. Your Vietnam travels will continue as you sail through canals inhabited by the people of the Mekong Delta. Daily life will pass you by as you sail past small villages, rice paddies and family businesses- a real highlight of your holiday in Vietnam. While sailing through the maze of canals, you'll visit one of the many islands in the Mekong - Vinh Long Island. After a lunch consisting of Mekong Delta specialities, you'll sail for approximately 3 hours until you reach Can Tho, where you'll arrive in time for sunset. In the event of unforeseen circumstances, for instance low water levels, this entire portion of the trip will be conducted by mini bus. The boat will then take you to a simple but charming hotel for the night. It lies in Can Tho on the banks of the Mekong, where you can relax in the evening with a cool drink and watch the delta sunset before continuing with your Vietnam trip tomorrow.
Day 13

Day 13: Mekong Delta - Phu Quoc Island

Today you'll leave your hotel at 6.00am for the next leg of your Vietnam holiday. The local boat will take you to the floating market of Cai Rang, which is the largest, most important, and probably the noisiest floating market in the Mekong Delta. In order to get close to all of the excitement of the floating market, you'll transfer over into a bamboo rowboat. You won't have to row during this journey and therefore you'll have plenty of time to negotiate and purchase goods. Then we take a morning flight from Can Tho to Phu Quoc Island. Phu Quoc Island is nicknamed the Emerald Island for its tropical greenery. It also has magnificent beaches, some of the very best in Vietnam. You'll stay in a beach resort on peaceful Ong Lang Beach for the last few days of your Vietnam holiday. This is a spectacular stretch of ivory beach on the west side of the island, fringed by palm trees providing some welcome shade.
Day 14+15

Days 14&15: Phu Quoc - Free Time

During your stay on Phu Quoc Island you'll spend the night in tastefully decorated rustic cabins that exude charm and warmth. There is an excellent restaurant with a sea view for romantic sunset meals and tasty fresh fish is regularly on the menu. You can stretch out on the white sandy beach or rock gently in a hammock under the palm trees with your nose in a book. If you're feeling active, you can swim in the azure waters, snorkel, or even take a dive to explore the underwater world. There is a diving school on the island, and it's very easy to arrange lessons. More restless travellers can explore the tropical wilderness of the interior of Phu Quoc Island during this part of their Vietnam travel package. In 2001, almost 70% of the island was declared a National Park, so the ecosystems on the island have been preserved. It is also mountainous and almost completely covered in rainforest, with a number of natural springs for a quick refreshing dip. The best known and most accessible spring is called the Suoi Da Ban (also called Stony Surface Stream).
Day 16

Day 16 Phu Quoc Island - Ho Chi Minh

Unfortunately all good things must come to an end and today your Vietnam travel package must draw to a close. You'll make your own way to the airport in Phu Quoc for the quick flight to Ho Chi Minh City (1 hour approx), where you will spend a last night in Vietnam
Day 17

Day 17 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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PRICES & INCLUDES

Option Private Tour Small Group Hotel
 Standard 2250 USD 1850 USD 3 & 4star
Deluxe/Superior 2450 USD 2050 USD 4 & 5star

* From prices subject to availability and subject to change. Prices may fluctuate if surcharges, fees, taxes or currency change. Amounts payable to third parties not included. We include all flights as detailed within the trip summary for each tour. 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. Agents may charge service fees and/or fees for credit card payments which vary. Please check all prices, availability and other information with your travel consultant before booking. If you book with Tourism Union Indochina an additional 3% fee applies to credit card or charge card payments .

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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

MealsMeals as mentioned in the program.
 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

 

Air faresAirfare While on Tour
– 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

VisaVisa Approval Code or Visa on Arrival
– After approval, we will fax or email you a copy of the Approval letter as an attachment
– Our Service do not include the Stamping Fee of about US$25-65/ 1pax to be submitted directly to the Embassy or Consulate (the stamping fee vary from Embassy to Embassy) or pay at Airport for Visa on Arrival

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  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)
  • International flights with taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults
  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost
  • 04 – 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 04 – 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate

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