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However, we highly recommend our guests to fly from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Minh City and vice verse due to the short travel time. There are 6 daily flights running between Phnom Penh of Cambodia to Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam, as well as 9 weekly flights. Since it is just 130 miles from Phnom Penh to Ho Chi Ming City, it will only take about 48 minutes to travel between these two cities.
Vietnam, take some walk along the wooded boulevards among lakes in Hanoi, experience hilltribe culture, and discover stunning scenery and friendly people in mysterious Sapa, soak up the old-world charm of Hoi An, step back into the world of the country’s last emperors in Hue, be awed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City and cruise through dramatic karst scenery on a boat tour of Halong Bay. In Cambodia, discover the country’s fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh’s heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. Mixing with highlights of both countries, the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour will open your eyes to the natural and cultural beauty of Indochina and leave you awe-struck by these magical destinations.
Day 1: Arrive – Hanoi (D)
Warmly welcomed by tour guide at Noi Bai International Airport, transfer to hotel for check in. Short time to visit city tour Hanoi (if time permit)
Dinner at local restaurant.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay Overnight on Junk (B,L,D)
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Halong and poceed to Halong. Upon arrival to Ha Long Wharf, check-in registration. A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave. Lunch with sea food on board. Paddle from Titov beach to Luon Cave. Enjoy dinner on board. Optional night paddle and spending a night on board.
Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L,D)
Have breakfast, Continue cruising exploration. Paddle from Luon Cave toward islets in shape of Man’s head island, Tortoise island. After have lunch on board, rejoin car and transfer to Hanoi with stop over at Dong Trieu ceramic village. Arrive Hanoi, short city tour Hanoi to visit Temple of Literature – the first University in Vietnam, Ethnic Museum, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Dinner at restaurant. Enjoy Water Puppet Show at Thang Long Watet Puppet. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: HANOI – LUANG PRABANG (B,L,D)
After breakfast, transfer to Noi Bai airport to take flight to Luang Prabang.
Arrive in Luang Prabang, the ancient first capital of Lane Xang kingdom, the center of religious life in Laos and today the World Heritage City. Transfer to hotel for check in. ,Visit Wat Visoun, the 16th century temple served as a small museum for religious artifacts; Wat Aham, the early 19th century temple, whose two guardian figures at the foot of the steps which represent two characters from the Ramayana – Hanuman, the Monkey God and a fierce Yaksa; Wat Xiengthong, the 16th century temple which, more than any temples in Luang Prabang, epitomizes all the elegance and grace of Luang Prabang architecture; Climb up Phousi Hill, the 328 steps leads to the summit of Phousi hill that dominates the sky-line of Luang Prabang overlooking the finest panoramic view in the whole Luang Prabang. From there, we explore Street Night Bazaar, where you can find the lovely collection and handmade textile by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang
Day 5 : Luangprabang – Pak Ou Cave (B/L/D )
We depart hotel to the boat landing, and take an excursion by boat upstream on the Mekong to visit
Pak Ou cave in the side of a lime stone cliff and opposite of the mouth of the Mekong and Ou rivers. The sanctuaries at Pak Ou consist of two large caves, both repositories for thousands of Buddha images, which range from mere centimeter to two meters in height. En route, Lao typical villages are barely visible behind a screen of foliage. Slender canoes bobbing by the shore, bamboo poles and floats mark the location of nets and fish traps. Our first stop will be at Ban Muangkeo, a well-known village for Lao traditional rice whisky, namely Laoh-Khao to be distilled. We are welcome to taste it and also take away. Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant. We arrive back at Luang Prabang in late afternoon, visit the National Museum, the former Royal Palace which houses the collection of valuables including the famous Prabang Buddha statue, gifts received from foreign dignitaries…etc, Overnight in Luangprabang.
Day 6: LUANG PRABANG – SIEM REAP (B,l,D)
After breakfast, Time leisure untills Transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Siem Reap.
Upon arrival Siem Reap International Airport, welcome by English speaking guide and transfer to check-in hotel, and then departure to visit the Grand circuit: Neak Paon was supposed to be a symbol of the Universe, Preah Khan built in 1191 according to the tradition on a spot where the king fought a crucial battle against the Cham, Mebon oriental: used to be in the middle of the waters of the large Oriental Baray that is presently filled with rice-fields and Pre Rup-, dinner local restaurant and over night at hotel.
Day 7: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom (B/L/D)
Breakfast at hotel, in the morning departure to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at the arrival halls you will be met by your local guide and driven to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is free to relax and explore this charming town on your own.
Day 8: Angkor Wat Temple Tour ( B/L/D )
In the morning after having breakfast we will exploration of the temples. Enter this last capital of the Khmer empire through the Southern Gate where giant carvings of gods and demons flank each side of the entrance. Inside this great city, explore the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King. Feel the serenity that exudes from the stone face carvings of the Bayon and temple walls covered in emerald-green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all, Ta Prohm.
Afternoon exploration to Angkor Wat, an architectural and artistic masterpiece of the mighty Khmer Empire. Sunset at Phnom Bakheng or Pre Rup paints the temple in an orange hue. This evening we walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.
Day 9: Kbal Spean –Banteay Srei ( B/L/D )
After having your breakfast will have a journey to northeast of Siem Reap about 45 minutes through the beautiful village to visit the pink sandstone temple of Banteay Srei, founded in 967. Then, we will drive to Phnom Kbal Spean. After a 30 minutes walk in the forest, we will arrive at Sahasralina, the River of a Thousand Lingas. The remarkable 11th-century riverbed rock carvings display a gallery of gods and celestial beings including Vishnu reclining on the serpent Anata, Shiva, Brahma, Lakshmi, Rama and Hanuman. Later afternoon return to Siem Reap via visitation of Land Mine Museum.
Day 10: Great Lake – Myanmar ( B/L)
In the morning we will enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, Asia’s largest inland lake also the biggest harvest fresh water fish in the world, which swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season; here you will visit the people living, school , hospital , church, fishing farm, crocodile farm, souvenir shop in the floating village then back in town to visit Les Artisan D’Angkor to observe student learning of art carving . The rest of day is free leisure till the time transfer to airport for departure to Myanmar, arrive transfer to hotel and check in hotel. Visit Chauk Htat Kyi and Shwedagon Pagoda. Buffet dinner at Karaweik Palace with cultural show. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Yangon – Bago – Kyaikhtiyo (B,L,D)
After breakfast. Proceed to Golden Rock, via Bago. Visit Bago tour of Kyat Khat Wine Monastery, Shwemawdaw Pagoda, Kanbawza Tha Di Palace. Continue to Golden Rock. Lunch at local restaurant (Bago), Dinner at local Hotel (Kyaikhtiyo)
Day 11: Kyaikhtiyo – Bago – Yangon (B,L,D)
After breakfast, enjoy the sunrise at Golden Rock. Return back to Yangon, On the way Kyaikpun, Shwetharlyaung at Bago. Visit Htaukkyant War Cemetery, Marble Sitting Buddha and White Elephant.
– Lunch at local restaurant (Bago)
– Dinner at local restaurant (Yangon)
Day 12: Yangon – Departure (B/L/D)
After breakfast, check out Hotel Drop Airport to come back HOME SWEET HOME.
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Price net per person in US dollar, sharing twin room
Validity: 2015-2016 (Except 24 Dec’ 16 – 04 Jan’ 17 & Chinese new year)
FOC: 15payment 1FOC
+ The price include:
– transfer in/out and transportation with English speaking guide
– accommodation with daily breakfast
– Pass Angkor site
– full board meals as mention in the program
– mineral water & Cool towel, gift, etc…
+ The price not include:
• Other international flights
• Early check in and Late check out
• Travel insurance
• Other service not mentioned above
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