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$1800  $1590 
17 days 16 nights
TourID: CAV17
Deluxe & Private

17 days - Best of Cambodia & Vietnam

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Day 1: Phnom Penh / Arrival

Arrival in Phnom Penh. We welcome and transfer you to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Phnom Penh

Morning, visit the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison) which serve as a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge (From 1975–1979. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, take some minutes at Independent Monument for photo taking. After that, visit the opulent Royal Place, home to Cambodia’s Royal family, and its Silver Pagoda. Continue your visit at The National Museum with its superb collection of Khmer art. The last place to visit today is Wat Phnome, the most famous buddhist temple in Phnom Penh.
Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.
(B,L)

Day 3: Phnom Penh → Kratie

Head to Kampong Cham, soak in the scenery of rural Cambodia, drive through cashew nut plantations, rice fields, and traditional villages. Tour the town center before continuing to Wat Nokor.
Afternoon, your lesiure in the sleepy riverside town of Kratie. Enjoy a spectacular Mekong sunset.
Overnight in Kratie.
(B,L)

Day 4: Kratie

Morning, a walk to a local market, see local people trading. Set out for a countryside tour. And then board a boat to try and catch a glimpse of the endangered, freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins. Continue towards the village Sambo for a visit of Wat Sorsor Mouy Roy Pagoda.
Afternoon, cross the river to the island of Koh Trong, take a horse cart or biking, see floating village and much more. Return to Kratie by boat.
Overnight in Udom Sambath, Kratie.
(B,L)

Day 5: Kratie → Kampong Thom

Depart for Kampong Thom, see the countryside scenery and the local life during the transfer. Visit take 1000 steps climbing up to Phnom Santuk Mountain, enjoy spectacular vistas from the top. Continue by road to Kampong Thom. Afternoon, your leisure time in Kampong Thom.
Overnight in Kampong Thom.
(B,L)

Day 6: Kampong Thom → Siem Reap

Heading out to north of town, visit Sambor Prei Kuk, a jungle-enclosed temple complex, very less touristy and worth your visit. See the melding of architecture with nature surrounding. Lunch with local food. Continue towards Siem Reap.
On arrival in Siem Reap, check-in at the hotel and leisure in the afternoon.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
(B,L)

Day 7: Siem Reap

Morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. “Angkor” means “city” and “Thom” means big – so the clue is in the name: Angkor Thom refers to what once was a great Khmer city and includes a whole host of temples and sites of historical interest. Continue your visit at Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat, the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor and is the Cambodia’s most iconic temple. We continue our visit at Banteay srei. Located away from the main monuments is the Banteay Srei temple, one of Angkor’s highlights. This temple contains the finest, most intricate carvings to be found in Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 8: Siem Reap

Morning, visit some famous temples in Siem Reap including: East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Panan, Preah Khan, Pre Rup.

Afternoon, sightseeing at the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, on a traditional wooden boat.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 9: Siem Reap

At 8.00am, we drive out of the city to go to Koh Ker. Abandoned to the forests of the north, Koh Ker, capital of the Angkorian empire from AD 928 to AD 944. It takes about 1.5 hour to reach Koh Ker. On arrival, we start to explore the complex.

10.30am, we drive back to Siem Reap. On the way back, we stop at two famous temples: Prasat Neang Khmaw & Prasat Pram. Lunch at a local restaurant near Beng Mealea temple.

1.30pm, we visit Beng Mealea temple. Enjoy a short walk through the dense jungle and discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries. Back to the city.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

Day 10: Siem Reap → Hanoi

Morning, your leisure for your relaxation in Siem Reap. Afternoon, we transfer you to airport for flight to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
(B)

Day 11: Hanoi

Hanoi city tour. Visit some famous places in Hanoi that includes The Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.

Take a cyclo tour for sightseeing around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Watch video

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 12: Hanoi → Hoa Lu

After breakfast at hotel, we transfer you to Hoa Lu (in Ninh Binh), the ancient royal capital of Vietnam. Take a sightseeing tour and take a bike to reach Tam Coc. Enjoy lunch and start exploring the famous 3 caves. Return to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 13: HanoiSapa

Early morning, pick up from the hotel depart for Sapa. Arrive Sapa Town around 1.00pm. You will see the town full of color with traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People. Check-in hotel and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Around 14.30, have a short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village. See the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station. Stop at a bridge to see waterfall then you will walk uphill for to go back to Sapa Town. Have dinner at the hotel’s restaurant,
Overnight at hotel in Sapa town. (B,L)

Day 14: SapaHanoi

Breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking. At 9.30, trekking from Sapa town to Muong Hoa valley, admire the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain and rice terrace. Around 12.30, picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village. After lunch, heading to Ta Van village, home of Dzay ethnic people to see the local daily life. At 14.30, we picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa to go back to Sapa town.
15.00, have a shower at hotel before going back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi at around 21.00.
Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 15: HanoiHalong bay

Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming…

Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay.

Overnight on boat in Halong bay. (B,L,D)

Day 16: Halong bay → Hanoi

Morning, breakfast on board. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many islands and islets to explore the hidden charm of Halong bay.

Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)

Day 17: Hanoi / Departure

Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure time in Hanoi to explore the city on your own until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.
(B)

DAY 1 – PHNOM PENH – ARRIVAL (D)

Arrival in Phnom Penh. We welcome and transfer you to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 2 – PHNOM PENH (B,L)

Morning, visit the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields, 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979).
Continue your visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, take some minutes at Independent Monument for photo taking. We then visit the opulent Royal Place, home to Cambodia’s Royal family. The Royal Palace is built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town. Continue at 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.
Leaving the Royal Palce, you will visit at The National Museum with its superb collection of Khmer art. The last place to visit today is Wat Phnome, the most famous buddhist temple in Phnom Penh. Wat Phnom was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut.
Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

DAY 3 – PHNOM PENH – KAMPONG CHAM – KRATIE (B)

Head to Kampong Cham, a former French trading post town and soak in the scenery of rural Cambodia as you drive past cashew nut plantations, rice fields, and traditional villages. Tour the town center before continuing to Wat Nokor, an evocative 11th century sandstone Buddhist shrine. Leaving Wat Nokor and continue the journey to Kratie.
Arrive in Kratie. Enoy lunch at a local restaurant.
Spend the afternoon at your lesiure in the sleepy riverside town of Kratie. Enjoy a spectacular Mekong sunset with perhaps a cold drink this evening. The Kratie stretch of the river is particularly famed for its striking sunsets.
Overnight at hotel in Kratie.

DAY 4 – KRATIE (B,L)

Morning, stroll through this laid-back northern town, visiting the local market where vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and meats to motorbike tires and helmets. Set out for a countryside tour and then board a boat in the afternoon to try and catch a glimpse of the endangered, freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins. Continue towards the village Sambo for a visit of Wat Sorsor Mouy Roy Pagoda with a scenic lunch served amongst the grounds.
Afternoon, cross the river to the island of Koh Trong and experience typical Cambodian village life. Upon arrival, you can decide whether you would like to take a local horse cart or pedal yourself around the island on a bicycle. Visit the island’s Wat where you will take part in a tree planting project initiated by a local farmer, in order to recultivate the once densely forested island. Continue with a visit to the Vietnamese floating village on the southern tip of the island.
Return to Kratie by boat this afternoon.
Overnight at hotel in Udom Sambath, Kratie.

DAY 5 – KRATIE – KAMPONG THOM (B)

Depart for Kampong Thom passing through lush grasslands- home to a plethora of waterbirds- and watch out for ox-carts along the road, the main form of local transportation in this region. Although there are almost 1000 steps, climbing up Phnom Santuk Mountain offers spectacular vistas of the surrounding countryside and houses a small pagoda at the top. After soaking in the view, descend the steps and continue by road to Kampong Thom.
This afternoon, spend your time at leisure in Kampong Thom.
Overnight at hotel in Kampong Thom.

DAY 6 – KAMPONG THOM – SIEM REAP (B,L)

Leaving Kampong Thom for Sambor Prei Kuk. Sambor Prei Kuk, 30 kms north of town, is a jungle-enclosed temple complex that receives very few tourists due to its remote location. However, a visit to these Pre-Angkorian ruins should not be missed. As you travel through the ruins on bike and foot, you will be awe-struck at the melding of architecture and nature, as the brick structures here blend seemlessly with the nature surrounding them.
You will have the chance to visit and contribute to the sustainability of the people’s livelihood as the local community will prepare a simple but tasty lunch for you near the temples. After lunch, continue our journey towards Siem Reap.
On arrival in Siem Reap, check in to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 7 – SIEM REAP – Explore Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom (B,L)

In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. Continue your visit at the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Continue our visit to Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic.

In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture.

We continue our visit at Banteay srei. Located away from the main monuments is the Banteay Srei temple, one of Angkor’s highlights. This temple contains the finest, most intricate carvings to be found in Angkor.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap. (B,L)

DAY 8 – SIEM REAP – Famous temples and Tonle Sap lake (B,L)

Morning, visit some famous temples in Siem Reap including: East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Panan, Preah Khan, Pre Rup.

  • The East Mebon is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir.
  • Ta Som is a small temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located north east of Angkor Thom and just east of Neak Pean.
  • Neak Pean at Angkor, Cambodia is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Preah Khan Baray built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. It is the “Mebon” of the Preah Khan baray.
  • Preah Khan is a temple at Angkor, built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. However, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.
  • Pre Rup is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction.

Afternoon, take a boat trip for sight-seeing on Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia. It is one of the largest lakes in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals.

Leave the lake and head to downtown to visit Artisan’s D’angkor, the caving art school.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

DAY 9 – SIEM REAP (B,L)

At 8.00am, we drive out of the city to go to Koh Ker. Abandoned to the forests of the north, Koh Ker, capital of the Angkorian empire from AD 928 to AD 944, is 127km northeast of Siem Reap. It takes about 1.5 hour to reach Koh Ker.

Koh Ker is a 10th-century temple complex in the north Cambodian jungle. A former capital of the Khmer Empire, the site is now remote and heavily forested. The main structure, Koh Ker Temple, is a stepped 7-tiered pyramid. The large rectangular tank, Rahal Baray, supplied water to the complex. The Prasat Krahom, meaning “red temple,” is known for its sandstone carvings, while Prasat Pram is covered in strangler figs.

9.30am, We start at Prasat Krahom where impressive stone carvings grace lintels, doorposts and slender window columns. The principal monument is Mayan-looking Prasat Thom, a 55m-wide, 40m-high sandstone-faced pyramid whose seven tiers offer spectacular views across the forest.

10.30am, we drive back to Siem Reap. On the way back, we stop at two famous temples: Prasat Neang Khmaw & Prasat Pram. We proceed our way back and stop at a local restaurant near Beng Mealea temple. Enjoy your lunch.

1.30pm, we visit Beng Mealea temple. Enjoy a short walk through the dense jungle and discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries.

A spectacular sight to behold, Beng Mealea, located about 55km northeast of Siem Reap, is one of the most mysterious temples at Angkor, as nature has well and truly run riot. Exploring this titanic of temples, built to the same floor plan as Angkor Wat, is the ultimate Indiana Jones experience. Built in the 12th century under Suryavarman II, Beng Mealea is enclosed by a massive moat measuring 1.2km by 900m.

3.30pm, we leave Beng Mealea and drive to the last one that we visit today, Banteay Srey.

4.30pm, Arrival at the temple. You now have chance to see the “gem” of the Angkor area. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art.

Considered by many to be the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art, Banteay Srei is cut from stone of a pinkish hue and includes some of the finest stone carving anywhere on Earth. Begun in AD 967, it is one of the smallest sites at Angkor, but what it lacks in size it makes up for in stature. The art gallery of Angkor, Banteay Srei, a Hindu temple dedicated to Shiva, is wonderfully well preserved and many of its carvings are three-dimensional.

Overnight in Siem Reap. (B,L)

DAY 10: Siem Reap – Hanoi (B)

Morning, spend your leisure time in Siem Reap, relaxation or go shopping.
Afternoon, our drive picks you up at hotel and transfer you to airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon your arrival, we transfer you to hotel in Hanoi. Take your time to explore the city yourself.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 11: Hanoi – City tour (B,L)

Morning, you will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.
Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Take an hour cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi.
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At 18.00, Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 12: Hanoi – Hoa Lu (B,L)

08.00 Our guide will pick you up at your hotel and leave for Hoa Lu – Tam Coc. On the way to Hoa Lu, you have a good chance of seeing and enjoying the fresh air of the Vietnam countryside along the way.

10.30 Arrival in the province of Ninh Binh and then the guide will take you to visit Hoa Lu, the ancient royal capital of Vietnam.

11.30 AM Continue to reach Tam Coc by bicycle. On the road, the guide will show you the daily life of the local people and the beauty of the area.

12.10 Lunch at a local restaurant in Tam Coc

13.00 After lunch, take small boats to visit Tam Coc, which is literally known as “three caves”. The first Cave is the longest which is considered a true rainbow in the water during the morning time that extends on both sides of the Ngo Dong river. The silent movements of the oars create a sort of musical rhythm inside the cave. As the boat leaves the cave, you can see what appears to be an old man with a white beard, a fairy who flies through the clouds, peasants who collect fuel and a group of white goats that graze on the hills. After that, the guide takes you to the second cave and the third cave.

17.00 Return to Hanoi

19.00 Arrival in Hanoi

DAY 13: Sapa – Trek & admire the beauty of Sapa (B,L,D)

07:00 – 7:30: Pick up from the hotel, get on limousine and depart for Sapa
13.00: Arrive Sapa Town with colorful traditional costumes of H’mong, Dzao, Tay ethnic People.
The tour guide will be waiting for you at the stop and lead you to your hotel.

  • Welcome drink and itinerary briefing
  • Enjoy the lunch with local Vietnamese dishes, check-in procedures

14.30: A short trek to the gate of Cat Cat village which is home of Black H’mong ethnic people and is located near the bottom of a deep valley at the foot of Fansipan Peak. Our local guide will show you the daily life activities of the locals, trek down to the valley bottom to the waterfall where the French built a Hydraulic Power Station; stop for photo with bridge and waterfall then you will walk uphill for bus to pick up to get back to Sapa in the afternoon.
Trekking distance is about 3.5 kms and it lasts for 2 hours
17.00: Come back to Sapa Town.
Overnight at hotel in Sapa.

DAY 14: Sapa – Hanoi (B,L,D)

7.00 – 7.45: Have breakfast at hotel and prepare light pack for trekking

9.30: Trek from Sapa to Y Linh Ho then trek through the rice terraces and along Muong Hoa Stream to the Black Hmong village of Lao Chai to see the spectacular landscape of Hoang Lien Son Mountain.

12.30: Picnic lunch at Lao Chai Village

13.30:Heading to Ta Van village – home of Dzay ethnic people.

14.30: Bus picks you up at Ta Van Bridge to Sapa.
Trekking distance is about 12 kms and it lasts for 4.5 hours

15.00 – 15.30: Have a shower at shower room of our hotel.

15:30: The tour guide lead you to the bus stop.

16:00: Get on limousine to go back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 15: Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L,D)

Around 8.00am, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties after 2h. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.
After the lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay – Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.
In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night aboard.
Stay overnight on boat in Halong bay.

DAY 16: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)

In the morning, breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea are served on board. Cruise further and stop-over at a pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. After that, we continue cruising further, go throught many islands and islets to discover the hidden charm of the bay.
Join a cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Cruise back to the prier while having lunch. Say goodbye to the crew and disembark. Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi around 04.30pm.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 17: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure time in Hanoi to explore the city on your own until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.


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4 star
1,990
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5 star
2,490
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5 star ++
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