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Authentic Vietnam & Cambodia

Authentic Vietnam & Cambodia

Duration   14 Days/13 Nights
Departure   Friday from Hanoi, Vietnam
Return   Siem Reap, Cambodia
Additional info     Authentic Indochina Tour will be changed to fit your travel requirements
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− Discover the spotlights of Vietnam & Cambodia
− Experience incredible cruise in Halong Bay
− Meet ethnic minorities in Bac Ha market and Coc Ly market, Lao Cai province
− Cruise on Mekong River to witness Cai Rang floating market
− Wonder at Angkor Wat temples, land of legend and mystery


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  1. After reading this program, you can change the itinerary to fit your travel requirements: budget, hotels, preferences, leisure time, special needs... Our Travel Specialist will work with you to design a perfect holiday just for you. We are committed to offer you the BEST VALUE for QUALITY SERVICES and GREAT CUSTOMER CARE.
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  3. Our Travel Specialists at Vietnam Hello World Travel Company take care of your holiday. So, you can unwind and enjoy your touring without any hassle. We are on the ground to give you the best travel experiences.
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Contact person: Ms. Jennifer Pham
E-mail: sales@vietnamhelloworld.com
Hotline: + 84 - 913 063 770 (English Speaking) or + 84 - 919 568 821 (French Speaking)


Day 1: Hanoi – Arrival (-/-/-)
Meet upon arrival at Hanoi International Airport, then transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi. Check - in time at 02:00PM.

Day 2: Hanoi – City tour – Lao Cai by train (B/L/-)
We discover Hanoi - the charming capital of Vietnam today: 
Hochiminh's mausoleum (closed on Monday & Friday, October & November) and his residence, Presidential Palace, Tran Quoc pagoda, One pillar pagoda, French colonial quarter, Temple of Literature, Hanoi Opera, Museum of Ethnology. Lunch at local restaurant.
Then explore Hoan Kiem lake and a short walk in the Hanoi Old quarter to observe the daily life of local people.
Attend a performance of water puppet show. 
Transfer to Hanoi Railways Station to catch the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight on train.

Day 3: Lao Cai – Bac Ha market – Sapa (B/L/-)
Early arrival at Lao Cai Railways Station.
Have a simple breakfast in Lao Cai.
Depart to Bac Ha market, the biggest colorful market in Lao Cai province, held every Sunday morning. You can see the ethnic minorities go to the market on the back-horse or on foot. The market becomes more bustling from 09:00am to 11:30am. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afterward, visit a royal palace of King of H’mong people. Return to Lao Cai town before climbing up to Sapa tribe hill. 
Check-in at hotel. Leisure time. Overnight in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa Villages – easy trekking (B/L/-)
AM: Visit Sapa market, short trek to Laochai & Tavan villages where we meet H’mong, Dzao, Dzay people.
PM: Explore Cat Cat village with Black H’mong people. Back to the hotel. Overnight in Sapa.  

Day 5: Sapa – Coc Ly market – Lao Cai – Hanoi by car (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel.
We leave Sapa for Coc Ly market. This one is less touristy than Bac Ha market, but more authentic and bustling. We visit Coc Ly market with all it's colorful ethnic people such as Flower Hmong, Phu La and Dao Tuyen who gather to buy and sell goods for their daily life.
Afterward, we return to Hanoi by car on the high way. Upon arrival in Hanoi, check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B/L/D)
08:00 AM depart for Halong bay, 180km east of Hanoi, listed as World Heritage Area by Unesco in 1994.
12:00 we board a traditional junk to discover the 8th World Wonder where the movie "Indochine" was realized with Catherine Deneuve, French star in the 1990's. Lunch on boat with fresh seafood. It is time to relax on the deck through the most beautiful landscapes with more than 2,000 islands and islets limestone, rising from the emerald water. Visit a natural cave, the most picturesque grotto in the bay. Swimming (if the weather permits) and relaxing on the deck. 
Dinner & Overnight aboard.

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B/-/-)
Morning Taichi exercise whilst watching the sunrise on the sea.
Slight breakfast on boat.
10:00 AM enjoy a sumptuous brunch (lunch) while cruising in Halong Bay.
11:00 Disembark at Tuan Chuan harbor. Drive back to Hanoi.
Visit a workshop of potteries en route. Upon arrival at hotel, check-in. FREE TIME. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 8: Hanoi – Saigon/ Hochiminh (B/-/-)
Breakfast at hotel
Leisure time until transfer to Hanoi Airport for flight to Saigon. 
You will be welcome by our local friendly tour guide upon arrival at Hochiminh/ Tan Son Nhat Airport, transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time at leisure. Accommodation in Saigon/Hochiminh city. Check - in time at 02:00PM. 

Day 9: Saigon – Cuchi tunnels (B/L/-)
Drive to Cu Chi tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched from Saigon to Cambodian border and was three levels deep. There are more than 200km of underground tunnels, consisting of a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. The remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitor a unique experience and a feel of what underground life in the war must have been like.
Transfer back to Saigon for lunch at local restaurant.
Discover Hochiminh city (formerly Saigon), the most vibrant and bustling city in the country: Opera house, Notre Dame cathedral, Post Office, China town, Thien Hau pagoda, Binh Tay market, a lacquer workshop. Overnight in Hochiminh city.

Day 10: Saigon – Cai Be – Can Tho (B/L/-)
We leave the bustling city of Saigon for Cai Be to explore Mekong delta today. On arrival in Cai Be, enjoy an amazing cruise to visit tropical orchards, local family industries, taste tropical fruit, traditional music, explore the local coconut candy production process, taste candy & coconut pulp. Lunch at local restaurant.
Afterwards, our boat leads you to Vinh Long. Continue our journey by car to Can Tho.
Upon arrival, check – in at the hotel. Leisure time. Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 11: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market - Saigon – Siem Reap (B/L/-)
Morning explore Cai Rang floating market, the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta, starts around 05:00AM and runs until around mid-day. The market is about six kilometers from Can Tho, or about a 30-minute boat ride. While floating down the river, you will glimpse life along its shores. You’ll pass vibrantly painted boats anchored along the shore, merchant vessels carrying loads down the river and houses built on stilts over the water. Once you finally reach the market, it’s an impressive site. A stretch of boats selling all variety of goods lines the river. Not really a place for souvenirs, people come here instead to buy large quantities of goods, mostly foodstuffs, and you will get an idea of what water commerce in the Delta looks like. Your guide on the boat will usually give you tidbits of information about Cai Rang as you weave through the hordes. You’ll learn that boats identify what they are selling by hanging a sample off the top of a long pole; if you want pineapple, simply scan the horizon for a hanging pineapple. You’ll also get the opportunity to interact with some of these floating merchants; most commonly this happens when a small boat selling drinks latches onto the tour boat’s side.

Afterward, head out to Binh Thuy ancient house where the décor for the movie “lover” was used by French filmmakers in 1991.
Drive back to Saigon Airport. Lunch on the way.
Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia VN815 # 19:10 – 20:10.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, welcome by our local guide and transfer directly to hotel for check - in. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap. 

Day 12: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat (B/ L/ D show)
Breakfast at hotel. 
08:00 AM Start your discovery to South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphuon, Phimeanakas, Elephants Terrace and terrace of the Leper King. Lunch at local restaurant.
Continue your journey to Ta Prohm & Angkor Wat Temples. Late afternoon view Sunset from Phnom Bakheng hill. 
Drive back to hotel for your refreshment.
Dinner with Cambodia traditional Apsara dance show at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
 
Day 13: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake (B/ L/ -)
Breakfast at hotel. 
This morning we enjoy a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake by boat to visit the floating village. Drive back to Siem Reap Town and shopping at Old market.
Lunch at local restaurant. 
15:00 Continue your visit to the Angkor Silk Farm at Pouk and then transfer to Siem Reap town, watch the workshops of Artisans D’Angkor (wood and stone carving). Return back to hotel for your refreshment. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 14: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Breakfast at hotel
This morning is free until transfer to Siem Reap Airport for departure flight to your next destination. Tour ends.

INCLUDING

  • DOUBLE/ TWIN share room at selected hotels with daily breakfast
  • One night cruise aboard junk (NON - PRIVATE BOAT) in Halong Bay
  • One way train ticket Hanoi – Lao Cai on FANXIPAN train (AC sleeper berth – 04 passengers)
  • Entrance fees and permits
  • Boat trips in Halong Bay, Mekong Delta, Tonle Sap Lake
  • Private transfers by AC vehicles
  • ENGLISH Speaking Guides
  • 02 bottles mineral water + 02 towels / pax/ day while touring
  • Meals (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner) as mentioned in program 

EXCLUDING:  

  • Vietnam & Cambodia visa and visa stamp fees
  • International airfares & airport’s taxes to/from Vietnam & Cambodia
  • Domestic airfares & airport taxes Hanoi - Saigon Economy Class on Vietnam Airlines
  • Tips, drinks, gratuities
  • Travel insurances
  • Other personal expenses: laundry, sim cards, telephone, tickets for camera, film makers for sightseeing

1, PRICE: NET in United States Dollars (US$) per person of group: 

Hotels
1. CHALCEDONY Hotel DELUXE (****) in Hanoi
2. CHAU LONG HOTEL SUPERIOR (****) in Sapa
3. SYRENA Cruises DELUXE (****) in Halong Bay
4. EDEN Hotel DELUXE (****) in Saigon
5. HOLIDAY ONE Hotel DELUXE (****) in Can Tho
6. TARA ANGKOR Hotel SUPERIOR (****) in Siem Reap

2, PRICE
: NET in United States Dollars (US$) per person of group: 

Hotels
1. SHERATON Hotel DELUXE (*****) in Hanoi
2. VICTORIA Hotel SUPERIOR (****) in Sapa
3. APHRODITE Cruises LUXURY (****) in Halong Bay
4. REX Hotel DELUXE (*****) in Saigon
5. VICTORIA Hotel SUPERIOR (****) in Can Tho
6. SOKHA ANGKOR Hotel DELUXE city View (*****) in Siem Reap

AIRFARES (subject to change by the carrier without prior notice)
1. Flight Saigon – Siem Reap: US$199/ person on Vietnam Airlines Economy Class