Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour – 14 Days
Tour Route: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Da Nang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Deluxe Tour - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap58 Views
DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR & BAT TRANG POTTERY VILLAGE.
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG CRUISE TOUR.
DAY 4: HANOI – FLY TO DANANG.
DAY 5: HOIAN – FREE. O/N IN HOIAN
DAY 6: HOIAN – DANANG – FLY TO HOCHIMINH.
DAY 7: HOCHIMINH CITY TOUR & CU CHI TUNNELS.
DAY 8: HOCHIMINH – MEKONG DELTA.
DAY 9: BUS TO PHNOM PENH.
DAY 10: PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR.
DAY 11: BUS TO SIEM REAP.
DAY 12: ANGKOR WAT FULL DAY GROUP TOUR.
DAY 13: SIEM REAP – FREE.
DAY 14: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE
DAY 1: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : HANOI – ARRIVAL.
Arriving at Noi Bai airport in Hanoi, you’ll be met by our guide and driven to your hotel. Time for relaxing after the journey.
With time permits, you may have an easy walk around the Old Quarter and tickets for a performance of traditional Water Puppetry, an art form unique to northern Vietnam, and a good, light-hearted introduction to its rural culture. You’ll spend the night in Hanoi.
DAY 2: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights: HANOI PRIVATE CITY TOUR & BAT TRANG POTTERY VILLAGE.
08:30 AM – Pick up from your hotel, we’ll start the day with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex: which includes the Ho Chi Minh Museum, and his modest stilt house which provide valuable insights into the life and times of one of the most successful leaders of the 20th century. You will then visit the excellent Ethnology Museum for an overview of Vietnam’s 54 distinct ethnic groups.
Lunch will be served at KOTO – a restaurant belonging to a and vocational training program that is changing the lives of street and disadvantaged youth in Vietnam. In the afternoon, you’ll head to Bat Trang village – a premier ceramics centre 15 km northeast of the city centre. While the upper side is quite commercialized and focuses on glazed ceramic items, the riverside ‘ancient’ village leans more towards earthenware and pottery products. There’re opportunities to try your hand on making our own products, or wandering around its large ceramics market. Dinner on your own and overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 3:Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : HANOI – HALONG CRUISE TOUR.
7:30 – 08:30: Our SHUTTLE BUS with tour guide will pick you up at your hotels (Note: This pick-up is just applied for those who use our shuttle bus service)
10h30: Stopover in Hai Duong city where you can experience our hand-made Vietnamese handicraft products.
12h30: Arrive in Tuan Chau Marina Pier (Tuan Chau Island).
Followed by activities:
+ Boarding cruise for departure.
+ Welcome drink will be served and cruise briefing, safety instructions, check-in cabins by Cruise Manager.
+ Great lunch is served while cruising passing by islets, through Hoa Cuong floating village.
+ Exploration of Halong Bay passing by Soi Sim Beach, Coconut Three Island. Then arrive in the area of Surprising Cave.
+ Kayaking & swimming or climbing up to the mountain and getting a complete view of Halong Bay at Titov Beach
+ Joining our COOKING CLASS on the sun-deck. Let’s see how to make the fresh/fried spring rolls and mix fish-sauce.
+ Enjoy sunset party with fruits and wine.
19:30: Under the magnificent night sky, Our luxury set-menu dinner is served with a variety of Vietnamese and Asian foods.
Evening activities include:
+ Join the SQUID FISHING on boat with our crews. You can enjoy the squid cooked with assistance from our chef.
+ Or Laze yourself with our happy-hour drinks at the bar.
O/N on cruise.
DAY 4: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : HANOI – FLIGHT TO DANANG – HOIAN
06:15: Tai Chi class on the Sun-deck.
07:15: Have breakfast with Coffee, tea and Bakeries on board.
08:00: Visit the SURPRISING CAVE (Hang Sung Sot) discovered by the French in 1901. Opened for tourists since 1936, now it is a must-to-see and a symbol for geology value of Halong.
09:30: Check out time. Then relax on the sun-deck or inside the restaurant to enjoy the bay’s scenery.
10h15: Enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch while cruising back to the pier.
12:00: Disembarkation at Tuan Chau Pier. Our car will be at your disposal to pick you up then drive you to the airport directly for a short flight to Danang.
Arrival to Danang Airport, you’ll be welcome by our tour guide & driver then accompanied to your hotel in Hoi An for a check-in. ON in Hoian.
DAY 5: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : HOIAN SIGHTSEEING TOUR.
Breakfast at your hotel, in this morning, We’ll start exploring Hoi An ancient town which was originally a Cham seaport but has been influenced down centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. There are plenty to see in this tranquil and delightful town, some of which are the famous Japanese Covered Bridges, the Pottery Museum, the 200 years old Tamky House, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the vibrant market.
We include these sites in an enchanting walking tour past many low tiled houses scattered along the small streets and assembly halls which reflect the town’s multi-cultural past.
O/N in Hoi An.
DAY 6: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights: HOIAN – DA NANG – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
In this morning, after having breakfast at hotel you will be at leisure till picked up at your hotel then transferred to Da Nang Airport for a flight departure to Ho Chi Minh.
On arrival at Tan San Nhat Airport, you are met by our guide and transferred to hotel. The bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a center of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafes.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 7: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : SAIGON HALF-DAY CITY TOUR + CU CHI TUNNELS (B/-/-)
Today we spend a half day exploring the captivating Ho Chi Minh City. The most places of interest are located near the town center. We pass by the now-demolished wartime American Embassy on our way to the Reunification Palace. This famous edifice was a former residence of the President of Southern Vietnam until end of Maril 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We follow these with a visit to the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum with a wealth of images from the notorious conflicts. The sightseeing ends up with a walk around the retail Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale!
Afternoon: Transfer about 30km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi town. Cu Chi tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The incredible underground network in Cu Chi stretched over 200 kilometres and became legendary during the American war.
The extensive tunnels have been specially constructed with living areas, weapon factories, filed hospitals, command centres, plus accommodation. Today we have an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels to visit an exposition hall and a widened section of the tunnels to get a feel of the underground life. There are also possibilities to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range.
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 8: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELUXE GROUP TOUR (B/L)
6.30 AM: Depart for Cai Be by car/van via Trung Luong Express Highway, stopping to take photos in Tan An town overlooking the picturesque flat rice fields.
9.30 AM: On arrival in Cai Be, set off by motor boat 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. Then wander into the small villages to visit the orchard and fruit plantation, accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music.
11.30 AM: Keep cruising to a series of small canals to experience the charms of the Upper Mekong Delta. Arrive in Tan Phong island, join to a cooking class. Enjoy your cooking experience and learn how to prepare special Vietnamese dishes. Food cooked by yourself and fresh river food served in the heart of the garden. Relax on the hammocks to get back your energy.
14.00 PM: Cycle around the village path with fruit orchards and bonsai garden. Meet the local islanders to learn more about the local daily life in the Mekong delta. 15:00 PM: Take a boat ride back to Cai Be, meet the car/van for the trip back to Hochiminh city.
Included: A/C car w/ drinking water, English speaking tour guide, boat trips, lunch, fruit, honey tea, entrance fee, cooking class, bike.
Excluded: Travel insurance, beverage, personal costs
O/N in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 9: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : HO CHI MINH – BUS TO PHNOM PENH (B)
Breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by our guide to the bus station, they you will travel by public bus through rural Vietnam and Cambodia to Phnom Penh (approximately 6–7 hours). You will cross the border, exiting Vietnam at Moc Bai and entering Cambodia at Ba Vet. Your leader will assist you with border crossing procedures.
Arrival Phnom Penh, you will be welcome and picked up to the hotel for check in. O/N in Phnom Penh.
DAY 10: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : PHNOM PENH PRIVATE CITY TOUR.
We will visit to the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. Then continue your visit to National Museum.
Lunch not included
Visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or S21, was the former Tuol Svay Prey High School. The Khmer Rouge set up a prison
at this site in May 1976, to detain individual accused of opposing the Pol Pot regime, and was Angkar’s premier security institution, the Killing Field of Choeung Ek, and Wat Phnom temples.
Dinner not included and night at hotel.
DAY 11: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : BUS TO SIEM REAP.
Breakfast at your hotel. Then, you’ll be transferred to Phnom Penh bus station for departure to Siem Reap (Note: Departure at 08:30 – Arrival at 13:30) by a joined tourist bus which will take more than 6 hours to arrive in Phnom Penh where they get picked up and transfer to hotel for check in.
O/N in Siem Reap.
DAY 12: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : ANGKOR WAT FULL DAY GROUP TOUR.
Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be at leisure a bit and then:
08:00 hrs : Our shuttle bus with tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to South Gate of Angkor Thom.
Walk through the South Gate of Angkor Thom via the Naga Bridge, taking some photos.
Walk from South Gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon temple via the big trees, play with monkeys (be careful with your things as monkey might try to take it away from you)
Visit to Bayon Temple and walk to Baphuon, Elephant Terrance, Leper King Terrace and the Royal Enclosure
Lunch is included
13:00 hrs: You’ll be driven to ANGKOR WAT Temple area
Visit to Angkor Wat Temple until sunset
17:30 hrs: Our shuttle bus with guide will bring you back to hotel for the night
O/N at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 13: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights : SIEM REAP – FREE.
Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be free on your own to discover Angkor Complex (No car & guide)
* OptionaL: Tonle Sap Lake Tour (Your Own Account):
This morning we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels and current.
Lunch not included
O/N at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 14: Vietnam Cambodia Family Tour Of Highlights: SIEM REAP – DEPARTURE
Your time will be your own until your private car and driver arrives to take you to the airport for your departure flight. End of services.
• Transportation in private/ Halong Bay Tour by Shuttle bus
• Accommodation in twin/ double shared room
• Domestic air ticket as stated only
• Boat trip as stated in above sights
• English speaking guide
• Admission fee to indicated sights
• Meals: daily breakfast at hotel, and meals dedicated in the program.
• Gov’t tax and service charge
• Visa stamping fee on arrival
• Int’l air tickets to/from Cambodia
• Travel Insurance in all kinds
• Lunch or dinner unless where stated
• Single room (quoted separately)
• Other foreign language guide
• Peak tourist season or special event rates
• Child or adult in triple sharing room
• Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
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