Arrive at Noi Bai Airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel. Check-in. Overnight in Hanoi hotel. Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese, and French influences.
Morning, you’ll head out with your guide and begins with a visit to Ba Dinh Square to see Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the museum to his life and the simple cottage where he lived and worked, along with his “house on stilts” and his final resting place; and take in Hanoi’s famous One-Pillar Pagoda, constructed in 1049 to resemble a lotus blossom. Continue to the Museum of Ethnology, where we’ll learn about the fascinating cultural diversity of this ancient land. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast you will leave Hanoi for the 3.5-hour journey to Halong Bay, passing through a number of North Vietnamese towns and villages. Upon arrival you will be welcomed aboard your traditional junk; Begin a relaxing and unforgettable cruise around the breathtaking and unique limestone karsts and islets. A spectacular bay, a UNESCO-listed site. After lunch, you will explore some of Halong Bay’s famous caves by bamboo boat or kayaking based on your preference. Return to your junk boat to watch a cooking class or fruits & vegetable carving on sundeck –Then enjoy Sunset Party together, enjoy your dinner and evening activities around the bar. Overnight on cruise.
Wake to see the sunrise over the spectacular horizon, reflecting in the pristine waters of the bay, with a cup of tea or coffee. Then join a Tai Chi class on the sundeck if you wish before enjoying breakfast in the fresh air. Continue to sail around this natural wonder. Visit the Sung Sot Cave by walking up about 100 steps to the cave entrance and tour the cave for approximately 45 minutes. Start cruising towards the harbor .you disembark with our tender boat to the Tuan Chau Pier. Return your Hanoi hotel by cruise’s shuttle bus. Then transfer to the airport, then take 2 hours flights to Saigon. On arrival, pick up and transfer to hotel. Check-in and evening free at leisure.
Today we continue to discover Saigon’s historic landmarks including the former Presidential Palace which was once headquarters for the Saigon Government during the “American War”, established in September 1975 in Ho Chi Minh City. Planes, tanks, bombs, and helicopters are also on display. Next visit the 1880’s General Post Office and the late 19th century Notre Dame cathedral, located in a peaceful part of the city. Overnight in Saigon.
Early morning pick up at your hotel and then depart for Cai Be by minivan via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields. On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motorboat to visit the Cai Be floating market and watch the locals trading fruit and many other commodities on board their vessels. Visit a small family business to see how coconut candy and crispy rice popcorn are made. Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, take your bus for the trip back to Saigon. Overnight in Saigon.
Early morning transfer to the vehicle to go to Siam Reap. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap. Siam Reap – Siem Reap, a resort town in northwestern Cambodia, is the gateway to the ruins of Angkor, the seat of the Khmer kingdom from the 9th–15th centuries. Angkor’s vast complex of intricate stone buildings includes preserved Angkor Wat, the main temple, which is pictured on Cambodia’s flag. Giant, mysterious faces are carved into the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.
Day free at leisure.
Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and is the largest religious monument in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares. Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. Visit Southern Gate of Angkor Thom Bayon- late 12th century, Baphuon- middle of 11th century, Terrace of Leper King – end of 12th century, Angkor Wat- first half of 12th century, Ta Prohm- early 13th century; Evening back to your hotel.
End of journey.