Welcome to Hanoi, you will be collected by our local guide at Hanoi Airport and transfer to hotel for check in. The room is at your disposal from 14.00 onwards. Take some time to rest
After that, explore Hanoi City by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Ho Chi Minh Complex. Continue onto Uncle Ho’s House where you have a real look at the lifestyle of the Old Father of Vietnam during the war. Don’t miss out on One Pillar Pagoda – one of the most iconic temples in Vietnam.
Then, you will take a cyclo tour along streets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter. This is a great way to observe the daily life of the locals. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 2: DAY TRIP TO BAI DINH – TRANG AN (B,L)
After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel. Then we will depart to Bai Dinh pagoda and Trang An eco-tourism site. Have short break en-route to free your legs.
Arrive in Buddha Sanctuary place of Bai Dinh pagoda, Southeast Asia’s largest Buddhist complex which consists of several temples and over 500 intricately carved statues of Buddha, including one that’s made of bronze and is 10 metres inheight.
Then, you will have lunch in a restaurant with local special dishes.
In the afternoon, will visit Trang An ecological tourist site – an ecological tourist site where the rowing boat brings you through many amazingly nature blessed caves.
Late afternoon, we will be at Hanoi and you will be dropped at your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B, L,D)
After breakfast at the hotel, you will be taken by cruise shuttle bus to another fascinating land – the gem in the north of Vietnam – Halong Bay. The drive takes you through beautiful paddy rice and mountains of the Red River Delta. Visiting the bay, you will experience the magic of the wonderful wonder of theworld.
From the harbor, board our boat for a cruise among the numerous limestone karst risingfromtheemeraldwater.Makeastopenroutetovisitagrottoofspectacular
stalactites and stalagmites and anchor for a relaxing swim in a hidden cave. Meals will be served on the cruise. Overnight on thecruise.
Note: You are recommended to bring an overnight bag to keep your necessary luggage. We are afraid that there is not enough space to store all the luggage of every passenger on board. Moreover, after an overnight stay on board, you will turn back to the same hotel in Hanoi, so your remaining luggage will be sure to be kept safely.
DAY 4: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B,L)
After breakfast, enjoy your time to swim, sunbathe and relax in the fascinating background of the bay. After lunch on board – around 11.30am, transfer back to Hanoi to check in the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at thehotel.
DAY 5: HANOI HALF DAY CITY TOUR – SIEM REAP(B)
In the morning, visit Tran Quoc Pagoda and the Temple of Literature – the first university in Vietnam.
Have lunch at local restaurant at your own expense. Then head to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap
4:20 pm → 6:05 pm VietJet Air 957
Upon your arrival in Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by a local English speaking guide and transferred to your hotel for check in. Siem Reap is the base for exploring the fabled temples of Angkor, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire.
Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel.
DAY 6: ANGKOR SIGHTSEEING(B)
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the excursion to Angkor Wat, considered the most harmonious monument of Angkor in terms of style, proportions and conception, which has become a national symbol representing the unity of the Cambodian people. The same complex is depicted on the flag of the country. The temple was built by King Suryavarman II (1113-1150), the "sun-protected king" who wanted to make his mausoleum. Its construction began in 1122 and ended in 1150, the year of his death. Angkor Wat occupies an area of 2 million square meters, surrounded by a moat 200 meters wide, whose banks were covered by steps. It is the only temple facing the West, in the direction of sunset, on the road to the dead. Impressive is the decoration of kilometers of bas-reliefs sculpted on the walls, in the arcades and in the galleries, which illustrate with incredible richness and liveliness the main scenes of the Indian epics.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom, the capital of Angkor from the 10th to the 15th century. If Angkor Wat is the masterpiece of classical Hinduism, Angkor Thom testifies to the passage to a different sign inspiration, that of Mahayana Buddhism, matured after the catastrophe of 1177, when Angkor was submerged by the invasion of the Cham from present-day Vietnam. Spokesman of this change was King Jayavarman VII who completely restructured Angkor and, with a feverish building campaign from 1181 to 1220, built the fortified citadel of Angkor Thom, which means "city that supports the worldbygivingititsownlaw".WewillvisitthesitesofJayavarmanVII(1181-1220)
South Gate, Bayon, Terrace of the Elephants, Terrace of the Leper King. Then go to
Ta Prohm (Jayavarman VII).
Return to your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 6: TONLE SAP LAKE – HALF DAY CITY TOUR(B)
After breakfast, we drive to Chhong Khneas, the floating village located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Visit the village and take an excursion in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, Cambodia’s biggest natural water body and, one of the largest in Asia. The experience is wonderful as we pass by floating village, friendly children in small boats and fishermen. Return to city and continue with the visit to "Les Artisans D`Angkor - Chantiers Ecoles", this center works with young artisans; the team creates, produce and market a unique collection of ornamental sculpture, lacquer, silk weaving and silk painting. Then, we will visit visit Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chorm shrine where local people praying for good luck, happiness and safe journey once they are traveling. As its name suggests, the shrine is dedicated to two Buddha Preah Ang Chek and Preah Eng Chorm. Two standing statues located inside depict these two Buddhas, Preah Ang Chek it the taller Buddha and Preah Eng Chorm is the shorter Buddha. Local Cambodian believe that Preah Ang Chek Preah Ang Chorm Shrines protection for entire town of Siem Reap
Transfer back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
DAY 7: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE(B)
You are free to relax until being transferred to the airport (without tour guide) for your departure flight. Room is at your disposal until noon time. Meals on your own. End of tour.