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|1||Siem Reap Arrival||Siem Reap|
|2||Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom||Siem Reap|
|3||Visit the picturesque Ta Prohm, L’Artisans d’Angkor||Siem Reap|
|4||Siem Reap - Hanoi||Hanoi|
|5||Hanoi City Tour||Hanoi|
|6||Hanoi - Ha Long Bay||on Cruise at Halong Bay|
|7||Ha Long Bay - Hanoi||Hanoi|
|8||Hue Citadel - Tombs||Hue|
|9||Train Hue- Da Nang- Hoian||Hoi An|
|10||Tra Que village and cooking class||Hoi An|
|11||Teh Da/ A O show at Opera House||Ho Chi Minh city|
|12||Cuchi Tunnels and City Tour||Ho Chi Minh city|
|13||The Mekong Delta||Can Tho|
|14||Cai Rang Floating Market||Ho Chi Minh city|
|15||Saigon Departure||flying home|
Upon arrival Siem Reap Airport ( Cambodia ), you will be picked up by the tour guide and a driver at the airport and transferred to your hotel.Transport: Mini-Van
Start the day with a transfer to Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries, around the time when Angkor Wat was built. Stroll through the intricately carved hallways that show hundreds of fine carvings and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people. Enjoy a private gourmet picnic lunch in a wonderful setting at the local home of a Khmer family within the Angkor complex. You may have chance to meet with the house owner and take a quick look around the community. Your table and food are set up on the balcony of the house where a butler will serve your every needs. Optional: after lunch, opt for a walk of 30 minutes through the community to the back entrance of Ta Prohm. See handicraft making workshops away from any crowds and how people live their rural life in the midst of ancient ruins. Continuing to Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of Khmer Empire with its centre piece; the Bayon temple. As you approach, you will notice the enigmatic faces of former King Jayavarman VII looking into every direction. Your guide will take you to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds detailed carvings winding along a narrow passage way that leads to the Baphuon complex.
This evening, we will get picked up by Tuk-tuk ( or aircon bus ) to experience the arts culture of Cambodia at Siem Reap's 1-hour Phare Circus Show and see the famous artists of Phare Ponleu Selpak Artistic and Social Center from Battambang perform a blend of modern theater, music, dance, acrobatics, and more.
The day is started with a visit to the picturesque Ta Prohm. This temple is considered to be Angkor’s most beautiful structure and is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged itself over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling. Return to Siem Reap and visit L’Artisans d’Angkor, an organization focusing on training unschooled rural youth in traditional handicraft skills. Here you can discover traditional Cambodian handicraft skills and observe the artisans at work. Enjoy a rest and depart in the afternoon for the jewel of Khmer art, Banteay Srei temple. Translating to “The Citadel of the Women”, this red sand-stone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures as its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings and in an amazing state of preservation. Much of the Angkor civilization can be learned here by studying the remarkable carvings.
Transfer to Siem Reap airport. Take a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be met a driver and transferred to your hotel.
Pickup at your hotel and start the city with ochre-colored French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes, Hanoi is full of charm. Start the tour at the historic Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing monument lavishly built using marble and granite, and where the preserved body of “Uncle Ho” resides. (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed every Monday & Friday, all afternoons and from early September until mid November). A short walk from the mausoleum is Ho Chi Minh's stilt house & the lotus shaped One Pillar Pagoda – resting on a single stone pillar emerging from the water. Wind your way afterwards to the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins, for an overview about Hanoian culture and appreciation for ancient Vietnamese architecture.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant in the afternoon, visit the serene Museum of Ethnology is a 20 minute drive out of town that offers a fascinating insight into Vietnam’s 54 ethnic minority groups (Museum of Ethnology is closed on Mondays). Drive back to central Hanoi for a walking tour through the Old Quarter to enjoy the bustling local life, then cap off the day with a show at the water puppet theatre - a uniquely northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes of rural life and episodes of national history. Back to your hotel.
Note: the cruise program is subject to change without prior notice due to the weather condition or wind direction.
Depart for a 3 hour journey to Halong Bay stopping for a break at Dai Viet Center – the best place to stop and stretch your legs en-route. On arrival in Halong Bay, board your junk, settle into your cabin and prepare your appetite for an enjoyable buffet lunch on deck. Then explore Sung Sot grotto where stalactites hanging from the high ceiling takes on numerous shapes and forms.
Later this afternoon, stop for swimming or hiking at Titop island where you give you a chance to view panorama view of Halong bay from the top. Before dinner, attend the chef’s cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.
Back to your cabin for a rest or enjoy movie, board game and Spa service (on your own expense)
Early birds can attend a Tai Chi demonstration on the sundeck at the break of dawn. Start the day exploring Luon cave by local rowing boat. Return to your boat for a full buffet breakfast while cruising back to shore. Arrive at the jetty around 10.30am then transfer back to Transfer to the Hanoi airport. Upon arrival in Hue, our driver will transfer to your hotel. Have breakfast at your hotel. Enjoy your own leisure. Overnight in Hue.
09:00 AM Pickup and embark on and enjoy a leisurely “Dragon Boat” cruise along the timeless Perfume River. Our first stop is the Thien Mu Pagoda - one of the oldest and most significant pagodas in Hue. We’ll also visit the Tomb of Emperor TuDuc (1847-1883), one of the best remaining examples of its kind. Constructed between 1864 and 1867, it was more of a pleasure garden than a tomb and the Emperor used it as his second residence. We’ll continue your visit to the Citadel where we spend a couple of hours exploring Hue’s massive ancient royal walled city and the Forbidden Purple Palace enclosed within. The palace’s splendid ‘Ngo Mon’ gate gives little hint of the destruction that has taken place inside the citadel at the hands of various occupying forces. The bloody ‘Battle of Hue’ during the 1968 Tet offensive all but finished it off but skilled Vietnamese craftsmen, with the help of UNESCO and other non-government organizations, are restoring and rebuilding what remains. Sadly, it can never be returned to its former glory, but it’s still a fascinating insight into Imperial Vietnam. Back to the hotel later in the afternoon. Overnight in Hue.
Breakfast at your hotel. Leaving the Hue for Hoian. En route, the train goes through the Hai Van Pass or ‘Pass of the Ocean Clouds’ On the other side of the pass is the pretty Lang Co Beach. Arrival in Danang we will pass by gorgeous, seven-km, white sand Non Nuoc beach where American soldiers once vacationed during war time and the marble moutain. Upon arrival in Danang railstation, the driver will pick you up and transfer to the hotel in Hoian. Enjoy your own leisure. Overnight in Hoian.
Tour guide and driver will meet you at the hotel and Transfer to the air airport and fly to Saigon.
Upon arrival in Saigon, you will be met a driver and tour guide and transferred to your hotel. Transfer to the 500-seat Saigon Opera House, or Municipal theatre of Ho Chi Minh to discover the French colonial building and enjoy the Teh Da/ A O show that invites audience on a venture into the enchanting world of Vietnamese highlanders. Wild animal hunts, moonlit romance, jungle's tales of death and reincarnation, are all recreated with stunning bamboo cirque, daring acrobatics, and hypnotizing melody from exotic tribal instruments certified cultural heritage by UNESCO. Meaning ‘going in circle’ in the highland tribe K'ho's tongue, Teh Dar embrace and preserve beautiful and diverse Vietnamese tribal cultures. As the artists keep inspiring, the circle of tribal life keeps going, the cultures shall remain.
After culture show, Have dinner at a local restaurant. Back to your hotel.
Enjoy a two-hour drive northwest of Saigon, through urbanized areas and typical lush southern Vietnamese countryside, to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. The tunnel complex was initially started in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. The tunnels also served as communication routes, storage facilities for food and weapon caches as well as hospitals and living quarters for guerrilla fighters throughout the American war. A visit to the underground villages will provide a better understanding of the tunnels’ history, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat.
Continue the city tour to admire Saigon’s historic landmarks including the Notre Dame Cathedral, a red brick edifice with twin spires based on the original construction from Paris (It is only possible to visit inside when no service is being performed). Then head across the square to the Central Post Office, designed by the French architect, Gustav Eiffel. Continue to visit the former Presidential Palace, the headquarters of the Saigon Government during the American war, revealing the history of Saigon during its turbulent recent past. Further, drive to visit the War Remnants Museum for a vivid insight of the American war through the local’s eyes (Please note that some of the photos are very graphic). Back to your hotel.
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