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TICN01: 14 Days Private Tour of Hanoi - Halong Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
Tour Type: Private Tour, any parts of the itinerary can be customized
Guide: English-speaking guide, experienced and knowledgeable
Driver: Private driver with a spacious air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star handpicked hotels, also be open to your own choice
Meals: Authentic local cuisines and western-style food for your choice
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Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi
On arrival at the Hanoi Airport, you will be greeted by our experienced tour guide outside the baggage claim area. A comfortable private vehicle will transfer you to a downtown hotel. Have a good rest for the remainder of the day.

Meals: No meals, advice freely available
Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Day 2 Hanoi
After breakfast, let's set out for the most visited sightseeing spots in Hanoi. Our first stop is Ho Chi Minh Complex including Ho Chi Ming's Mausoleum and his former residence. Here we can also see many locals paying homage to their cherished leader. Note that Ho Chi Ming's Mausoleum is closed every Monday and Friday, as well as every June to August. The neighboring One Pillar Pagoda and nearby Temple of Literature come next. After lunch, we proceed to Hoan Kiem Lake and the lively Old Quarter. After a cyclo trip around Hoan Kiem Lake, we can take time to soak up the atmosphere, local culture and way of life by walking through the crisscrossing streets of the Old Quarter. Late in the afternoon, we enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Show and then return to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hanoi La Siesta Hotel & Spa
Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay
Drive to Halong Bay to board the Signature Cruise and stay one night on the cruise. You will have a wonderful time. (B+L+D)
Have breakfast at your hotel and set out for Halong Bay. An exciting day awaits you! We'll drive for about 3.5 hours to Halong Bay, a stunning UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. Board the cruise at around noon time and have lunch onboard while sailing out into the mysterious bay. It is said that the sea of Halong Bay is dotted with more than 3000 limestone islands of various sizes and shapes. You will take an excursion to one of its three largest limestone caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot) to view a great many stalactites and stalagmites. Optional activities including kayaking, diving and swimming are also available. Stay overnight on the cruise. (The description of the itinerary for today and tomorrow is just a sample for our standard tour. The program is different on other luxury cruises & subject to change depending on the weather. Full details are available upon request).

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Signature Cruise
Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An
Relax on board, disembark around noon, fly to Da Nang, airport pick-up and drive to Hoi An. (Brunch)
Japanese Bridge in Hoian
Following a wake-up coffee or tea, you will take a rowboat to explore the nearby islands. Then the cruise makes its way back to the pier and a generous brunch is served on board. As soon as your disembarkation, our tour guide and driver will pick you up and transfer you to Hanoi airport for an afternoon flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, your local guide and driver will meet you and duly escort you to the hotel in Hoian. During the 30 minute ride to Hoi An, we can see typical local houses that are nicely built on the roadsides. Rest up for the reminder of the day or explore the lovely town a bit on your own.

Meals: Brunch
Accommodation: The Beach - Little Boutique Hoian
Day 5 Hoian (Walking tour & Boat trip)
A guided day trip in Hoi An Old Town. Chua Ong Pagoda, Tam Ky ancestral house, Japanese Bridge, boat trip to an island village. (B+L)
Here comes another highlight day! By leisurely wandering about the charming historic town, we can see many centuries-old intact buildings including the Japanese Bridge, Chinese Assembly Hall, Chua Ong Pagoda, Tan Ky ancestral house and some colonial architectures. After having lunch at a fancy restaurant, we'll take a pleasant boat trip to a nearby island village and learn about the villagers' traditional way of making pottery. Return to your hotel in the late afternoon. The evening is free for you to relax. The town is beautifully lit up at night so you can enjoy the enchanting view at your own pace.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: The Beach - Little Boutique Hoian
Day 6 Hoian - Da Nang - Hue
Leave for Hue, Marble Mountain, Cham Museum, Non Nuoc Beach, Hai Van Pass. (B+L)
Royal Citadel in Hue
We'll take a scenic drive from Hoian to Hue this morning. En route, we have several stops. We first visit Marble Mountain and Cham Museum. Non Nuoc Beach comes next. The fine white sand and clear blue water make this beach an ideal destination for sun-bathing and leisure. Further onward we get to Hai Van Pass, which is about 500 meters above the sea level. Here we can get an amazing view of mountains, sea, coast and Da Nang City. Lunch is served at a fine restaurant in Da Nang. We will get to Hue in the afternoon. You can simply relax or walk around town after checking in the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Moonlight Hotel
Day 7 Hue
Tomb of Minh Mang, short boat trip on the Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue Imperial City, Forbidden Purple City, Dong Ba Market. (B+L)
A full day of sightseeing starts with the Tomb of Minh Mang. It has beautiful buildings, statues, gardens and pools restored in a peaceful setting. We then take a dragon boat on the Perfume River to arrive at Thien Mu Pagoda, a spiritual and historic site. Continue our visit to Hue Imperial City (The Citadel) and the Forbidden Purple City. Although a large part of the two palace complexes have been destroyed during the war, the preserved buildings still give you great insights into how grand they were in former times. We conclude the day tour after a stroll around Dong Ba Market where we can observe the real local life.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Moonlight Hotel
Day 8 Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, airport pick-up, War Remnant Museum, Reunification Palace, City's Centre Post Office, Ben Thanh Market. (B+L)
Bayon Temple in Siem Reap
After breakfast, bid farewell to Hue and journey onto Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) by air in the morning. Our excellent local guide will await you at the airport and escort you to the comfortable hotel. A city tour covering the War Remnant Museum, the Reunification Palace, and the City's Centre Post Office is scheduled this afternoon. Afterwards, we'll explore the bustling Ben Thanh Market for all kinds of souvenirs.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City
Excursion to Cao Dai Temple and Cu Chi Tunnels. (B+L)
Ta Prohm Temple
We start another wonderful day with Cao Dai Temple. As the third largest religion in Vietnam, Cao Dai is a fusion of different religious thoughts including Buddhism, Taoism, Christianity and Confucianism. The well-maintained Cao Tai Temple has combined Asian and European architecture style in a unique way. Also, you will find its building is amazingly colorful and ornate. It's a bonus to attend the mid-day service and learn about how worshippers carry out their rituals. After lunch, we drive to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a maze of underground air raids tunnels dug during the Vietnam War.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside Hotel
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City - My Tho - Can Tho
Drive to My Tho city, Vin Trang Pagoda, boat trip on Mekong Delta, My Tho fish market, a candy factory, drive to Can Tho city. (B+L)
After breakfast, we set out for My Tho, which is a city blessed with a variety of local fruits. Pay a visit to Vin Trang Pagoda. We then board a boat for a trip on the Mekong Delta. En route, we visit My Tho fish market, four islands and a coconut candy making workshop in Tan Thach. Afterwards, we transfer to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta. You will have the rest of the day to be free on your own after check-in.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Victoria Can Tho Resort
Day 11 Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
Cai Rang floating market, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and fly to Siem Reap. Airport-hotel transfer. (B+L)
In order to experience the bustling local floating market, we will start the tour early around 06:00. We will take a motor boat to visit the lively Cai Rang floating market this morning. This floating market is a traditional center of trading, here we can see a great many peddlers coming from nearby regions to do business here. It is absolutely a must and a savored experience for travelers. After that we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and take a flight to Siem Reap. Our local guide will meet you at the airport and escort you to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 12 Siem Reap
Sunrise over Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King, Ta Prohm, Bakheng Temple, Apsara Dinner Show. (B+L+D)
If you are interested in watching the impressive sunrise over Angkor Wat, we can set out in the early morning. A take-away breakfast is available if requested. You can also return to the hotel to have it. Sunrise is one of the most beautiful and haunting times to visit the temples. Then proceed to Angkor Thom's imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Continue to the Bayon Temple, Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Visit Ta Prohm Temple which is also called "Jungle Temple" for it is permeated with centuries-old trees in the ruins. Next we proceed to Bakheng Temple. The Apsara Dinner Show is served during the evening.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 13 Siem Reap
Preah Khan, Banteay Srei Temple, pass by local villages, Banteay Samre, return to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I, stop at Orphanage school. (B+L)
Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake
Today we will visit Preah Khan (Sacred Sword): one of Angkor's largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. We then head to Banteay Srei Temple, which is one hour's drive from downtown. We will pass by some local villages and stop for short visits. The detailed inscriptions and carvings in Banteay Srei Temple are mind-boggling. Then we explore Banteay Samre. There is stop on the way to see farmers making Palm suger. We suggest you have lunch at Bong Thom home stay (reservation is needed). In the afternoon, we will drive back to the ancient capital of King Indravarman I (877–889), now referred to as the Rolous Group. If time permits, have a stop at the Orphanage school for a short visit. Get back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Tara Angkor Hotel
Day 14 Departure from Siem Reap
Hotel-airport transfer & see you off. A nice journey home! (B)
The memorable holiday is coming to an end today. You are free to be at your leisure today until we transfer you to the airport for your onward flight. We bid you adieu!

Meals: Breakfast
B-- Breakfast L-- Lunch D-- Dinner
Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • Any parts of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
Price Includes
  • Three domestic & regional flights (economy class seat): Hanoi - Danang; Hue - Saigon; Saigon - Siem Reap.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
Price Excludes
  • International flight into Hanoi and out Siem Reap.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Vietnam, Cambodia Visa fees.
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Questions & Answers
Asked by Diane | Jul. 25, 2016 02:46Reply
How to apply for visa upon arrival in Vietnam and Cambodia?
Answers (1)
Answered by TravelChinaGuide | Jul. 25, 2016 02:46

On arrival at Hanoi airport, you pay 25 USD/person (visa fee) directly to officers at the arrival airport and get the Visa stamp on your passport with the below documents:

a copy of Visa Approval Letter
2 photos 4x6 cm (passport-size photos)
Original passports and one copy

On arrival at Siem Reap airport, you pay 30 USD/person (visa fee) directly to officers at the arrival airport and get the Visa stamp on your passport with the below documents:

2 photos 4x6 cm (passport-size photos)
Original passports and one copy

Your passports should be valid more than six months when you travel.

Besides, the officers may charge you USD1 per traveller as the service fee for Arrival Visas. Thank you.
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