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Duration: 17 days

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The tour is designed for those who would like to discover the real exoticism; try new foods and dishes that you cannot imagine; feel new experiences and sensations. This itinerary is a harmonious blend of unique historical legacies in Hue, old and modern comparison in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh, picturesque landscape in Mekong Delta,  Furthermore it is  designed to feature the very best of Cambodia in one comprehensive journey.

Why you'll love this trip

  • Explore the Mekong Delta culture & together with the farmer’s family and their kids, jump into a small mud pond and learn how to catch fish by hands.
  • Visit of Hoi An, the considerable commercial town for both Chinese and Japanese merchants back in the 17th-18th century
  • Observe the unique way of trading at floating market where barges loaded with fruits and vegetables gather for the early morning trade
  • Spend the night on an iconic junk-style boat that cruise between the limestone peaks of Halong Bay while feasting on sumptuous meals on board.
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Tour Itinerary

  1. Day 1. Saigon arrival ( no Meal)

    Welcome at the airport and transfer to check-in hotel and free. O/n in Saigon.

  2. Day 2. Cu Chi tunnel & Saigon city tour (B; L )

    Breakfast at hotel then morning trip Visit to Cu Chi’s amazing tunnel system built by Communist guerillas during the Vietnam War. Upon arrival, watch a documentary film. Learn more about the handmade weapon an traps. Discover an underground city. Taste streamed tapioca and hot tea. Visit rice paper workshop. Try shooting AK47, M16, M60, M30.  Back to Saigon for lunch. Continue to visit Afternoon taking ½ day city tour to discover the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City. Start with a visit to the Reunification Palace, the former political office of the President of South Vietnam. Learn about the power struggle between Vietnam’s North and South regions and see a collection of antiques, relics, and replicas from the Vietnam War. Continue to the picturesque French Quarter and view ancient buildings influenced by French architectural design. While you’re there, marvel at the impressive Notre Dame Cathedral, built in the 18th century, as well as the Old Central Post Office.  Then walk up to the majestic City Hall building, situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, before continuing to the lively Bình Tay Market. You have time to stroll around and wonder at the selection of local products available before returning to hotel. O/n in Saigon.

  3. Day 3. Saigon – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho ( L )

    Breakfast at hotel then departure to My Tho and cruise boat on the Mekong River with visits to a fishing village, where we pass the 4 islands (Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix). Cross the Mekong River to walk through a small canal, called Vam Xep where we can observe the daily life of the inhabitants of the province of Ben Tre, visit the An Quoi tourist area for a bee farm and craft workshop, We enjoy a cup of tea with honey and see how coconut wood work. Lunch and horse-drawn carriage to visit the orchards, where we will enjoy the tropical fruit in season and listen to traditional music by the townspeople. Later, we climb to a sampan and sail through the canals to return to the ship, we continue by boat to Ben Tre. Then transfer to Can Thơ. Arrival Can Thơ in early evening.  Free and O/n in Can Tho city.

  4. Day 4. Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating market -Saigon- Fly to Hue ( B , L )

    This morning, very early, a boat-ride visit to the extraordinary river market of Cai Rang. Famous as one of the largest on the complex of water-ways that comprise the Mekong Delta, this market provides exotic fruits and vegetables for a vast market.  The boat tour will be capped off with a visit to My Khanh Village, a genuine, working Delta village that is typical of the region, walk a bit on a quiet country road. Lunch then back to Saigon airport for flight to Hue. Pick up and transfer to hotel. O/n in Hue .

  5. Day 5. Hue city tour ( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel. Today we will enjoy the city tour of Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Start by doing a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious sites, Thien Mu Pagoda. Then continue to discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen sDynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City. Lunch at local restaurant.  The afternoon continues with a visit to the elaborate tombs of emperors Tu Duc & Khai Dinh. This guided tour gives you a deep understanding about King’s philosophy of geomancy and how this affected royal life. Back to hotel at around 5h pm.  O/n in Hue

  6. Day 6. Hue – My Son – Hoi An ( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel then it will be time to begin our transfer southward to Hoi An (about 3.5 hours). There is fabulous sightseeing en route and we may make stops at: Lang Co Beach, Hai Van Pass, Cham Museum, and maybe the Marble Mountains Lunch on the way. Then drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley, My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries was built from the 7 to 13 centuries. Return to Hoi An Town in evening to check in hotel and O/n in Hoi An

  7. Day 7. Hoi An – Cu Lao Cham island group tour (B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel and at 8.30: Transfer bus from hotel to Cua Dai quay

    – 9.00 – 9.25: Relax in fresh cool wind & enjoy the beautiful landscape on the speed boat to Cham Island

    – 9.25 – 10.10: Visit Bai Lang, including Au Thuyen, Tay Tang pagoda and Bai Lang fishing village

    – 10.10-11.10: Transfer to Bai Xep for snorkeling

    – 11.10-14.00: Go to Bai Chong to relax, swim, sunbath and enjoy a special lunch with fresh seafood

    – 14.00: Return to the mainland back to town.

    O/n  in Hoi An

  8. Day 8. Hoi An free ( B )

    Breakfast at hotel then enjoy free day at leisure on beach or your own shopping time.
    O/n in Hoi An .

  9. Day 9. Hoi An – Da Nang fly to Hanoi ( B )

    Breakfast at hotel then take the morning flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival Hanoi, pick up and transfer to hotel for check in. Free till 14h30 to join the Cooking class. O/n in Hanoi

  10. Day 10. Hanoi – Halong Bay (L,D)

    Breakfast at hotel and got pick up to take a journey east for about 3.5hours to Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay. Arrival at around 12:00 we’ll board a nice junk and set sails. From the comfort of our very own 100–foot private sampan, we’ll spend the day exploring this incredible setting and discovering the many islands and inlets found in the bay made famous in the film Indochine. You can challenge yourself with kayaking and swimming. Vietnamese seafood lunch and dinner included. O/n on Cruise.

  11. Day 11. Halong Bay – Hanoi (B,L)

    Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even further…! After brunch on board disembark and return to Hanoi. O/n in Hanoi

  12. Day 12. Hanoi City Tour ( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel today we enjoy a full Hanoi day tour to historical sites such as:  Ho Chi Minh Complex: (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, Ho Chi Minh Museum. Temple of Literature. Lunch then visit Museum of Ethnology, Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake. 1hour on Cyclo through the Old Quarter. Joining water puppet show O/n in Hanoi

  13. Day 13. Hoa Lu - Trang An – Hanoi ( B, L )

    Taking two hours driving to Ninh Binh, visit Hoa Lu Temples and continue to Trang An for sampan trip in the area so-called “Ha Long Bay in land”. Late lunch and back to Hanoi. O/n in Hanoi.

  14. Day 14. Hanoi – Siemreap( B )

    Breakfast at hotel then Free until transfer to airport. Pick up and transfer to hotel in Siem Reap.  O/n in Siem Reap.

  15. Day 15. Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel then take whole day to Explore Angkor Thom ( Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terraces and the Leper King Terrace). lunch at local restaurant. Then visit to Angkor Wat and Phnom Bakheng. O/n in Siem Reap

  16. Day 16. BanteaySrei& Grand Circuit ( B, L )

    Breakfast at hotel and today we visit BanteaySrei, BanteaySamre and BanteyKdei, the Lake of SrahSrang,  Lunch at local restaurant then continue to Ta Prohm Temple, Ta Keo, Chau Say Tevada and Thommanon temples. O/n in Siem Reap

  17. Day 17. Siemreap - Departure( B )

    Breakfast at hotel and whole morning is free till got pick up and transfer to airport for departure flight. End of services.

Price & Inclusion

Price with accommodation

Group Size Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
2 $1550 pp $1735 pp $2571 pp
3-7 $1406 pp $1596 pp $2422 pp
8 $1150 pp $1338 pp $2171 pp
Single supplement $401 pp $586 pp $1393 pp

All prices are quoted per Person in US Dollars

Hotel listing

Location Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
Hanoi Super Hotel Hanoi Old Quarter Thang Long Opera Apricot Hotel
Halong OrientalSails Cruiser Calypso Cruiser Starlight Cruise
Hue Romance Hue Eldora Hotel Indochine Palace
Hoi An Atlas Hoi An Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa Palm Garden Resort
Sai Gon Asian Ruby Select Edenstar The Myst Dong Khoi
Can Thơ West Hotel Muong Thanh Luxury Victoria Can Tho Resort
Siem Reap The Clay D’angkor Resort Empress Angkor Hotel Angkor Palace Resort

In case the above-mentioned hotels are not available, hotels of similar standards shall be provided.

Price without accommodation

Group Size Price
2 $949 pp
3-7 $805 pp
>=8 $549 pp

Inclusions

  • Air-conditioned transportation by private vehicle
  • Accommodation based on twin share
  • Sight-seeing & Entrance fees
  • English speaking guide/ Meals as specified
  • Domestic flight tickets Sai Gon – Hue, Danang – Hanoi
  • Note B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner

Exclusions

  • Any international air tickets and Hanoi- Siem Reap
  • Visa arrangement
  • Travel Insurance
  • Drinks  and Personal expenses

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Hi Thor.

We just got back. I can’t begin to tell you how wonderful it was. We loved every place we stayed. You’re a gem. As to the countries themselves: I was totally thrilled, fascinated, absorbed. Hope to do another trip to the region soon.
Thanks for all your help.
Steven from United States

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Hi Thor, We are back home now and we wanted to send you a note to thank you for the great job you did for us. The trip that you put together for us was wonderful. We had no problems at all, except the car in Hochiminh was not clean but then ok on the next day. The tour guides were very pleasant, professional, helpful & knowledgeable, and the hotel choices were superb. All the tours that we participated in were very interesting, enlightening and enjoyable. Overall it was a fantastic trip and we hope to use your services again… Read more »

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