Hanoi / Halong Bay / Hoi An / Danang / Hue / Ho Chi Minh City / Phnom Penh / Siem Reap

Highlights:

  • Explore thousands of limestone karsts and isles in the spectacular Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Overnight in a Halong Bay cruise built in traditional Vietnamese junk style
  • Indulge in the charming Hoi An Ancient Town – a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Discover the historic monuments in Hue, including the Old Imperial City – a UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Visit the capital city of Cambodia – Phnom Penh
  • Explore the mesmerizing ancient Angkor Wat, the national symbol of Cambodia – a UNESCO World Heritage site

 

ACCOMODATIONS

CITYNIGHTSHOTELS
Hanoi2Pullman Hanoi*****
Halong Bay1Pelican Cruise Suite Balcony Cabin*****
Hoi An2Palm Garden Resort*****
Hue1Indochine Palace*****
Ho Chi Minh City2Renaissance Riverside*****
Phnom Penh1Raffles Le Royal*****
Siem Reap2Sofitel Angkor Phokeethra Golf*****
DAY 1
Arrival in Hanoi

Welcome to Hanoi, the beautiful capital of Vietnam. Meet and greet, then private transfer to your hotel.

DAY 2
Hanoi

Enjoy a tour of some of the city’s most remarkable sites, including the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, including the mausoleum, Presidential Palace and museum; the 11th-century Temple of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and graceful gateways which is one of the best-preserved examples of traditional Vietnamese architecture; the Museum of Ethnology; and One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples. In the evening, enjoy a water puppet show. (B)

Note: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed Mondays, Fridays and during September and October. Museum of Ethnology is closed Mondays. Some sites might be closed during Lunar New Year.

DAY 3
Hanoi | Halong Bay Cruise

Morning drive to picturesque Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site and embark on your overnight cruise through the bay. Revel in the tranquility of the natural seascape dotted with around 2,000 islets, limestone cliffs and astonishing views. Stop for a visit in one of the caves and the picturesque floating villages. Enjoy a sumptuous seafood dinner on board. (B,L,D)

DAY 4
Halong Bay Cruise | Hanoi | Danang | Hoi An

Start your day with an early morning tai chi class on board. Continue sailing across the stunning islets and explore Sung Sot Cave, the largest and the most beautiful cave of the bay. Later, disembark and transfer to Hanoi Airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival, transfer to Hoi An. (B)

DAY 5
Hoi An

After breakfast, tour the exquisitely preserved ancient town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Wander through this artistic village with its centuries-old architecture. (B)

DAY 6
Hoi An | Danang | Hue

Depart Hoi An and en route to Danang, Visit the Cham Museum with the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world; stop to see the Marble Mountains. The five stone hillocks that rise sharply from the surrounding rice fields are riddled with caves and shrines. Continue your scenic drive to Hue, one of the most beautiful cities in Vietnam. Start your discovery of Hue visiting the majestic Imperial Tomb of Emperor Tu Duc. (B)

DAY 7
Hue | Ho Chi Minh City

In the morning, enjoy a relaxing journey on the Perfume River, passing traditional villages onto the 17th-century Thien Mu Pagoda. Next, visit the Old Imperial City, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Modeled after China’s Forbidden City, this massive complex provides a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Stop by a traditional market before transferring to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. (B)

DAY 8
Ho Chi Minh City

Morning city tour the bustling Ho Chi Minh City. Among the attractions you will visit, include City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. Then continue to Cholon quarter of the city, considered the largest Chinatown in the world.(B)

DAY 9
Ho Chi Minh City | Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

Transfer to airport for your flight to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. Arrive and transfer to your hotel. In the afternoon, explore the city visiting the 19th-century Royal Palace, which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia as well as the Silver Pagoda, a unique pagoda which is attached to the palace complex. Continue to the Central Market, erected in Art Deco style, it was the largest of market in Asia when it was constructed in 1937. (B)

DAY 10
Phnom Penh | Siem Reap

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Discover Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the symbol of Cambodia. Your sightseeing tour includes Angkor Thom, Bagon Temple, the former Royal Palace, the Terrace of Elephants. (B)

DAY 11
Siem Reap

Your tour continues in the Angkor area to many of the unique temple and monasteries. In the early evening, climb up the Phnom Bakheng temple to see the stunning sunset over Angkor Wat.(B)

DAY 12
Depart Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your return flight. (B)

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