IN13-01: CHARMING INDOCHINA
13 days -12 nights
Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi - Mekong Delta - Hoi An - Hue -
Halong - Hanoi Click here for Tour Route Map
Day 1: Siem Reap - Arrival (D)
Our guide and coach will pick up at Siem Reap airport and transfer to hotel
for check in. Then get out for enjoying sunset from top of Bakheng Hill.
Dinner with Apsaras show & overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex (B/L)
start on our bike and cycle (45 minutes for cycling) or drive to world
heritage areas on the roads less traveled. Ride among the jungle passing
local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will
explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West
Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.
The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century)
See the South Gate, Bayon Temple- unique for its 54 towers
decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara
The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas
The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King
The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat.
Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and
splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the
world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from
Hindu mythology, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set
view form Bakheng hill.
Enjoy 1 hour foot massage before transfer to your hotel.
Day 3: Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City (B/L) Early morning we start witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and
listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area. About 6:45am
we walk to nearby Pagoda and offering food to monks. After monks
finished breakfast we start enjoy our breakfast on the ground floor of
pagoda, jasmine tea will be served in the peaceful of pagoda. We continue to
visit Banteay Srei. The special charm of this temple lies in its
compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it
Have lunch at local restaurant. Visit Tonle Sap Great Lake after
lunch and relax until early afternoon flight to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City). Check in and free time in the evening.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi (B)
In the morning, we will go to Hoc Mon district to visit the incredible
underground Cu Chi tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese fighters
during the long struggle for independence. Back to the city after
4 hours excursion. Afternoon visit will offer a quick view of the busiest
city including Reunification Palace then discover China town
lively life & Thien Hau Pagoda.
Day 5: Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City - Hoi An (B/L)
Heading out of the bustling city, we ride along rice field to My Tho, one
of Mekong Delta province. Upon arrival in My Tho, we embark on a boat
navigating around the small canals in the delta region, which passing My Tho
fruit market. Joining in with daily activities of local people and enjoy the
atmosphere of water world along the canal and along the Tien river. The
exciting cruise continue to Unicorn island, here you can taste many
seasonal fruits and enjoy the local traditional music, performed by the
islanders. Have lunch at a typical country garden house. Next stops are the
coconut candy “mill” work shops and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City for late
flight to Danang. Upon arrival, pick up and transfer to Hoi An town for
Day 6: Hoi An Ancient Town (B) In the morning,
take half day excursion to Tra Que Vegetable Village, walk around a
vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land, fertilizing it with
seaweed from the local lake, raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and
many more gardening activities. After gardening activities you will be relaxed
with foot massage with many kind of herb remedies. Then spend the rest time to
learn how to prepare ‘Tam Huu' spring roll & banh xeo with your host. Ride back
to your hotel.
In the afternoon you will visit Hoi An ancient town. The visit includes
Japanese covered bridge, some Chinese Assembly Halls, and some typical
Vietnamese houses of 18 century. Free time then on for shopping or relax at café
etc. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue (B) The car will
drive you to Hue which is about 135km via Danang. You will travel through
Hai Van pass, and pass by Lang Co beach – one of the most
beautiful beaches of Vietnam. Arrive in Hue after 3 hours drive.
In the afternoon, we
take a cyclo ride to visit Imperial Citadel and the Antique Museum.
Later on take a short boat trip on Huong River to visit Thien Mu pagoda.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 8: Hue - Cooking class
(B/L) Morning follow
your chef to local to learn more about Vietnamese ingredients and then join
a cooking class demonstrated by Mrs. Cuc, the owner of Y Thao
Garden House. Lunch served at Vuon Y Thao including the dishes you have
In the afternoon you
will visit King Minh Mang’s tomb and King Khai Dinh’s tomb.
Then some minutes relax and enjoy Royal teaat Vi Da Xua tea saloon.
Overnight in Hue.
Day 9: Hue - Hanoi (B)
Take a morning flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will visit the Van Mieu
Temple & Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature).
the afternoon,visit Tran Quoc pagoda, One Pillar Pagoda & Ho Chi Minh
President' House on Stilt, passing His Mausoleum. Later afternoon,
enjoy 45 minus shows of Water Puppets at Thang Long Theatre. Overnight in
Day 10: Hanoi: Viet Ancient Village (B/L)
One of few Ancient village remaining Hanoi. It is Duong Lam village, a
purely agricultural village of the Northern Red River delta where still
preserve many hundred-year-old houses. Upon arrival, bike along tiny ancient
alleys to visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet - the only hamlet whose
original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes.
Continue riding around the village to discover the daily life and farming
working of Vietnamese peasants along the terrace with a stop in two ancient
houses: the biggest ancient house was build 200 years ago and the most
ancient house back to 400 years ago.
After lunch and resting, visit Ngo Quyen temple and Phung Hung temple,
places dedicated to two national heroes Ngo Quyen and Phung Hung. Again
biking to visit Mia Pagoda (other hamlet in Duong Lam village), is built in
15 th century and admire 287 statues of all sizes, among with are famous
sculpture such as the statue of Buddha in the Himalayas and the statues of
the Eight Vajra Deities. Drive back to Hanoi for overnight.
Day 11: Hanoi - Ha Long bay – the World heritage (B/L/D) After breakfast,
take 3.5 hours drive to Halong bay, a World Heritage Area of
outstanding natural beauty. Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise
around Ha Long Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The
cruise passes by many rocks and islets in many funny shapes. The cruise may
stop for a while for visiting a beautiful case, if not today, you will do
tomorrow according to each boat/junk’s itinerary. Again your dinner served
on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing (optional) and later
overnight on board.
Day 12: Ha Long bay – Hanoi (Brunch) In the
morning, take further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before
returning to the Wharf. Enjoy brunch on board before disembarking. Return to
Hanoi by private car, on the way you may like to take a short visit to
Con Son Pagoda or Dong Trieu Pottery village. Arrive at your
hotel in Hanoi around 17.00 pm
Day 13: Hanoi - Departure (B)
Free time for shopping or optional visit before transfer to Noi Bai airport for
flight back home.
Type of tour:
Private tour. (This is the sample tour, you may go
with all details above or we can modify to fix your way of travel)
Feature of tour:
This Indochina vacation tour organize for travelers, who
want to know the charming of Angkor - Siem Reap and charming of Vietnam. You will understand
Cambodia and Vietnam with: our history, literature & religious
cost per person:
164 US$ for domestic flight (Ho Chi Minh City - Da Nang, Hue -
accommodation as specific or similar with breakfast
van with A/C
French speaking guide. Other languages can be arranged upon request
as per program (L = lunch, D = dinner)
International flight and all airport tax
expenses & Tips
Drinks, and other meals not clearly mentioned
High season and Public holidays surcharges
Visa - this can be done with our Visa service
Cambodia Visa -
apply and issue at airport with cost 20$/pax