Highlights Of Vietnam and Cambodia:
- Hanoi - Halong Bay - Flight to Siem Reap - Angkor Wat
- Duration: 7 days / 6 nights
- Departure: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Flight to Siem Reap - Angkor Wat
- From: $890
|Day 1||Good morning, Hanoi||N/A|
|Day 2||Hanoi City Tour full Day Trip||B/L|
|Day 3||Hanoi – Ha Long, welcome on the boat||B/L/D|
|Day 4||Explore Bai Tu Long bay – Hanoi||B/L|
|Day 5||Ha Noi departure – flight to Siem Reap||B|
|Day 6||Ta Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm & Angkor Wat||B/L|
|Day 7||Siem Reap - Departure||B|
You will be warmly welcomed at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and transfer with guide to hotel for check in. Check in time is 14:00. The rest of day is free at leisure. Overnight in Ha Noi.
Hotel - Adamas (Standard) / Flower Garden (Deluxe) / Oriental Jade (Premium) or similar in Hanoi
Have a breakfast at your hotel. Meeting guide and we begin our day by visiting Uncle Ho at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and residential grounds learning about his great life.
Next stop is the nearby Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam´s first University. Here we also have a chance to see a traditional music performance. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, choose from one of the numerous museums or temples around Hanoi(Museum of Ethnology, Women´s Museum, History Museum or Quan Thanh Temple). We then take a cyclo trip around Hoan Kiem Lake and Hanoi´s fascinating Old Quarter. This is your chance to be in the midst of typical Hanoian life and Vietnamese culture.
Departure for Ha Long Bay is around 8:00 AM in a shared van (about 4 hours) from your hotel. Arrive at the port around noon. Welcomed on board, you are taken to your cabin before the trip briefing. You enjoy a fresh and local seafood lunch while cruising to explore the magic Bai Tu Long Bay. Stop for a swim and visit the mysterious cave. Relax at our secluded island-beach. Later you return back to the boat just in time to watch the beautiful sunset from the top deck before enjoying the bay’s freshest seafood dinner.
Early risers can enjoy the sunrise and the quiet breath-taking beauty of Bay’s landscape with towering limestone. You have breakfast at around 8:00 AM before our short rowboat by the locals of the bay. Have brunch on the boat as we slowly cruise back to boat pier. Hit the road back to Ha Noi. Check in hotel.
Have a breakfast at your hotel. Free time for relax before meeting our driver and transfer the Ha Noi airport for flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival Siem Reap, meeting our driver and transfer to the hotel for check in
Hotel - Central Boutique (Standard) / Damdrei Angkor & Spa (Deluxe) / Hillock’s Resort & Spa (Premium) or simialr in Siem Reap - Breakfast
After breakfast, then we drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire. We begin to visit Bayon Temple.
At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Its 54 towers are each topped off with the four faces of Avalokiteshvara (Buddha of Compassion), which bear more than a passing resemblance to the king himself.
Next, we visit Terrace of the Leper King. This intricately carved platform was the royal crematorium and the statue that was originally thought to be the leper king is now believed to be Yama, the god of death. We continue along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports.
At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman 1 in the 11th century.
Afternoon, departure to visit of Ta Prohm "Tomb Raider" fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy. we journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers. Built in the 12th century by King Suryavarman II, this is most famous temple at Angkor.
Hotel - Central Boutique (Standard) / Damdrei Angkor & Spa (Deluxe) / Hillock’s Resort & Spa (Premium) or simialr in Siem Reap
Transfer to SIEM REAP airport for departure to next destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again.