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Best of Vietnam and Siem Reap Tour 6 Days

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6 days 5 nights

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Daily Tour

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Overview

Start in Siem Reap and end in Hanoi! With the all-inclusive tour “Best of Vietnam and Siem Reap Tour in 6 days”, you will be given an exclusive opportunity to discover the outstanding cultures of two countries in Indochina Peninsula: Vietnam and Cambodia. From the ancient temples in Siem Reap... More

Start in Siem Reap and end in Hanoi! With the all-inclusive tour “Best of Vietnam and Siem Reap Tour in 6 days”, you will be given an exclusive opportunity to discover the outstanding cultures of two countries in Indochina Peninsula: Vietnam and Cambodia. From the ancient temples in Siem Reap to the 1000-year-old capital of Hanoi, and a UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay, you will be amazed at what you see.

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Visit the pride of Cambodia: Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
  • Explore one of the oldest capitals in the world of Hanoi with its 1000-year history
  • Relax on a cruise in Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap (N/A)
Day 1: Arrival Siem Reap (N/A)

Meals: No
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap


Welcome upon your arrival in Siem Reap, our local guide and driver will warmly meet you at the arrival gate with your name board. Therefore, once you go out of the arrival gate, make sure you will look for your name board.

After that, you will be escorted to the city center for hotel check-in. (Kindly note that the standard check-in time is after 2 pm, so if we arrive in the morning, the early check-in is subject to the hotel availability and policy about surcharge).
You have your own free time to explore Siem Reap during the rest of the day.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 2: Siem Reap Sightseeing (B, L)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap


7.00: Having breakfast at your hotel, then you will be picked up by our tour guide to visit the must-visit temple in Siem Reap of Ta Prohm, more well-known as “Tomb Raider” because this famous movie was set right at this temple. Unlike the other temples in the Angkor complex, what Ta Prohm Temple impresses you most is the sight of giant, perennial bunches of roots growing on the temple walls. Each branch of roots dug deep, piercing, hugging the wall. It seems that these branches want to protect the temple from the ravages of time.

The next stop is the main Angkor Wat which is considered as the pride of Cambodian. Angkor Wat means or temple city, including a huge complex of religious constructions. It is believed to be the model for other religious works of Cambodia. Discovering this temple, visitors will certainly be amazed at the unique architecture and ancient looks of Angkor Wat.

12.00: Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

13.30: We explore Angkor Thom at which you are likely to get lost in an incredible world, listen to interesting historical stories associated with its construction. The center of Angkor Thom is the Bayon temple with four gates in four directions. Next to Bayon to the northwest is the King Phimeanakas Palace.

After that, you will come back to your hotel.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 3: Siem Reap- Village Walking- Floating Village Half day- Fly to Hanoi (B, L)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi


In the morning, you enjoy breakfast at the hotel before starting a day visiting the rural area and fishing villages in Tonle Sap Lake.

After reaching the village, you will join a short walking around the village to see how local life is going without urbanization. For example, you may see how they wash vehicles, sell gasoline in whiskey bottles, or how they sell food at the small mobile shops along small streets.

Next, you go to the fruit garden to taste local tropical fresh fruit, followed by 30-minute on buffalo cart ride. Moreover, you can stroll around the rice paddies, savor a fresh coconut and some homemade rice wine offered by the friendly host while watching they are making handicraft crafts.

The tour continues visiting the floating village of Me Chrey. Upon arrival at the boat pier, you will embark a long-tail boat for an exclusive cruise to watch the tranquil life on the river.

Afterward, we have lunch in Siem Reap Town before getting back to your hotel for relaxing. Make the best use of time until being picked up for the drive to Siem Reap Airport for taking the flight to Hanoi.

Welcome to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Vietnam, you will be warmly greeted by your tour guide and driver, then transferred to the city center for hotel check-in. Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi


8.00 - 8.30: Enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your private tour guide picks you up, then start Hanoi full-day city tour.

It is kindly advised that you should dress properly to show respect in some sacred places such as temples and pagodas (your dress should be long enough to cover your shoulders and knees, of course, mini skirt or short is inappropriate).

8.30 - 10.30: Visit the first place of Ho Chi Minh Complex whose campus includes lots of monuments related to Ho Chi Minh or Uncle Ho. He is a genius leader who contributed the whole life to find a way of liberating the nation from the enemy’s domination. Therefore, there are thousands of people coming here each day to show their admire and respect towards President Ho Chi Minh.

First, you will join a queue to enter Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum at which the embalmed body of Uncle Ho is preserved. You will be told a lot of stories about the work of preserving the body, especially during wartime, as well as how the mausoleum was built to honor the hero.

The Mausoleum is located in Ba Dinh Square where Ho Chi Minh read the declaration of independence in 1945. Passing the Square, you will see the Presidential Palace which was built in 1900 to house Indochina Governor. Following the path, you will admire House 54 and House on stilt at which Uncle Ho used to live after he refused to stay in the Presidential Palace. Almost every visitor feels surprised at why he chose these small houses instead of the Palace nearby.

On the way back to the car, we stop at One Pillar Pagoda which impresses you by its unusual architecture following a lotus flower.

10.30 - 12.00: Next, you will choose to visit one of these museums:


  • Military History Museum: Displaying the development of Vietnamese Army Forces from the ancient time to the Vietnam War. There are 4 national treasures exhibited in this museum: 2 MIG-21 combat aircraft, Tank, and Map.

  • Fine art museum: showing bunches of famous artworks in Vietnam.

  • Museum of Ethnology: Exhibiting 54 ethnic groups throughout Vietnam with their distinctive cultures and houses.
    Hoa Lo Museum: Its French name is Maison Centrale, built-in 1896 to keep Vietnamese prisoners. During the Vietnam War, it is called “Hanoi Hilton” by American pilots.


12.15 - 12.30: Having lunch at a local restaurant. Then take a break around 20 minutes.

13.45: In the afternoon, you will sightsee Tran Quoc Pagoda located in West Lake which is the biggest fresh lake in Hanoi. Tran Quoc Pagoda, dating back to the 6th century, is one of the most sacred pagodas where many people come and pray each day. Therefore, you will have a chance to watch how local people practice their religion and belief: praying, burning votive paper, or releasing birds and tortoise.

14.30 - 16.00: The last stop is the Temple of Literature which is the symbol for the studious spirit of Vietnamese people. Being built in the 1070s, it is considered as the first university in Vietnam. At present, there are many students coming here to pray for their university entrance examinations.

After that, you will be dropped at your hotel. You can enjoy the rest of the day by strolling around Hanoi’s Old Quarter to sample various delicious street food like Pho (noodles soup with beef or chicken), Bun Cha (Rice noodles served with BBQ pork and fish sauce), Banh mi (Vietnamese sandwich). Then, go to Cafe Dinh or Cafe Giang to taste egg coffee, a unique drink in Hanoi.

The walking street around Hoan Kiem Lake and the main night market are available after 7 pm Friday until weekends.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi - Head to Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Cruise in Halong Bay


7.45 - 8.00: After having breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to Halong on a shuttle bus accompanied by an experienced tour guide.

It takes around 3.5 hours to get Halong Bay from Halong. There will be a break for 30 minutes, so you go for refreshment before getting back to the car. Along the way, you will see the peaceful scenery of the countryside with splendid rice paddies and local villages.

12.00: Arriving at the harbor, you will embark on a traditional wooden cruise, followed by welcome drinks. After a short introduction about the cruise itinerary and brief of safety information, lunch will be served in the dining room. Drinks are available at the bar with an additional charge. While you enjoy delicious lunch, the cruise will be sailing to the heart of Halong Bay with the magnificent landscape made by thousands of limestone mountains rising above the blue water.

After lunch, there will be time for you to relax in your own cabin before participating in some recreational activities.
In the afternoon, when the cruise stays in the calm emerald water, you can try kayaking, swimming. You will be instructed how to control a kayak, then you can do it by yourself or join a small competition with other guests.

17.00: Back to the boat for rest. You can go up to the sundeck to enjoy the most spectacular sunset ever in Halong Bay while enjoying a small party with fruits, cakes, and drinks

Before dinner is served, you will enjoy a Cooking Demonstration in which a professional chef will perform cooking skills and show you how to make the traditional dish of spring rolls.

After dinner, you can spend your time on socializing with other guests with some activities like dancing, singing, and chatting. Later, you can try your luck with night squid fishing, if you are lucky, you can have another dinner cooked by what you have caught so far.

The cruise will drop anchor in the sleeping area. Enjoy the peaceful atmosphere that keeps you far away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.

Overnight on the cruise.

Day 6: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi - Departure (B, L)

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: No


6.30: There is a Tai Chi session delivered on the sundeck, you can go up there to warm up your body with the background of wonderful sunrise over the Bay.

7.00 - 8.00: Breakfast time.
After breakfast, you will visit Luon Cave by kayak or sampan boat. If you choose a sampan boat, you will be rowed by a local that will be more relaxing than challenging yourself on a kayak.

9.30: Back to the cruise and prepare your luggage for check-out while the cruise starts going back to the harbor.
Now, it’s time to save beautiful memories with the captain and crew members, as well as your companions.

10.30: An early lunch will be served.

11.30 - 12.00: Disembark the cruise and say goodbye Halong Bay. Then, you will be escorted to Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi to take a flight back to your home country. Our 6-day tour ends here.

Thank you so much for choosing us for your trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. We very appreciate your trust in our services. We hope you enjoy the tour and see you again in Vietnam.

Note: The itinerary for Halong Bay trip may be changed slightly depending on what cruise you choose.

Included/Excluded

  • Airport pick-up/ drop- off services;
  • Accommodations (Double/Twin sharing) with daily breakfast;
  • 01 International flight ticket: Siem Reap - Hanoi;
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
  • Transport by vehicles with AC (Sharing Bus to Halong Bay);
  • Professional English-speaking guides on tour;
  • 02 bottles of water per person per day tour;
  • Entrance fees as itinerary;
  • Meals or drinks not mentioned in our itinerary;
  • Early check-in, late check-out surcharge;
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on the special days at the hotel (if any);
  • Personal expenses;
  • Tips for guide and driver;
  • Any not mentioned above;

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