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In Asia Holiday 15days 14nights

DURATION 15 days 14 nights

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Explore the culture of two similar yet vastly contrasting countries and compare way of life in small, rural villages, amazing lesser-known temples in each led by expert local guides.  

Observe the rural communities and local life in the enchanting cities of Vietnam as you journey from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi via Hoi An and Hue. Gain a lot of valuable information of Vietnam culture, traditions and customs in the occasion of visiting to villages, religious pagodas, local markets, etc. .  

Investigate the way of life on the majestic Mekong River and learn its significance to local existence.Board on a classic replica steamship of the colonial era junk for the overnight journey into the Halong Bay.

Visit the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat and many other marvelous temple structures in Siem Reap, Cambodia. 


Ho Chi Minh City Halong Bay Cruise Siem Reap

Day 01: Ho Chi Minh City Arrival

Arrive in Ho Chi Minh airport, you will meet with your tour guide and then be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meal included on this day: None

Day 02: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart Ho Chi Minh City in the morning for the drive to Cu Chi district. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam.

Arrive and start the visit of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels which consist of an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. Start the visit with the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel. Here you can imagine what it was like to be a guerrilla complete with Russian Carbine rifles and AK 47’s.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch.

This afternoon, our tour includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace it was towards this modern building that North Vietnamese tanks seized on the morning of April 30 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. Continue to the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral. The last stop is Ben Thanh — the central market for the city and one of its liveliest and most colorful areas. Following your tour head back to your hotel

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meal included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 04: Ho Chi Minh - Danang - Hoi An

Free at leisure until take a guided transfer to Ho Chi Minh airport for your flight to Danang.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel check-in. The rest of the day is free at leisure

Overnight in Hoi An
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 03: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart from the southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City to the area referred locally as ‘the rice bowl of Vietnam’.

On arrival in Ben Tre Province head towards Tien Giang where you will board your local boat for a cruise among the aptly named Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle and Phoenix Islands. En-route visit a small factory producing handicrafts made of coconut and Turtle Island, where a stop will be made in a tropical orchard to taste some exotic fruit.

After the boat trip, take a ride on a horse driven cart along country roads to the famed garden of Mr Tam Nen for a honey tasting session. Continue on a smaller rowing boat for a more adventurous cruise on the Xep Canal which is set amongst a forest of palm trees.

Embark once more by boat to Turtle Island where a selection of Mekong delicacies will be served for lunch. In the afternoon return to Ben Tre for a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City where you will arrive in the afternoon. 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Meal included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch


Day 06: Hoi An - Hue

Leave Hoi An of Danang for Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The scenic route passes through Danang where you will stop for a visit at the Cham Musuem, containing the finest collection of Cham sculptures.Climb over the Pass of Ocean Clouds and dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co.

Upon arrival in Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945.  After exploring the ruins of this wonderful monument take a cyclo ride along the leafy sidestreets. Then return to your hotel for the remainder of this afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Hue
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 05: Hoi An

Following breakfast at your hotel head to Hai Scout Café at 98 Nguyen Thai Hoc St for the start of your half days cooking class. Departure time is at 0815, a welcome drink will be served before visiting Hoi An's colourful market to experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of the market.

Following board The Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. The cooking class is an interesting and fun way to learn about the local cuisine -the class runs for about 2-hours, and includes demonstrations from the school's chefs, a chance to cook some dishes then enjoy lunch. Following your meal head back to Hoi An Town (arrive around 1300).

Then take a walking tour of Hoi An. Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its architecture and relaxed lifestyle have changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit the former merchants’ homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese communal hall and the colourful market.

Overnight in Hoi An
Meal included on this day: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 07: Hue - Hanoi

Start your day at Thien Mu Pagoda, one of Hue’s most iconic landmarks. Constructed in 1601, a 21-meter tower is the centrepiece of the pagoda.

Then continue to the Mausoleum of Tu Duc, built decades before its occupant's death the tomb was used as a palace retreat before the emperors resting place. Finish up the morning at Khai Dinh’s Tomb which is traditional Vietnamese in design with a European touch making it unique from the other tombs in Hue.

In the afternoon transfer to Hue Airport for the short flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, you will meet with your guide and be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Free at leisure

Overnight in Hanoi
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 08: Hanoi

Depart for the mausoleum of the historical figure and father of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh (closed Mon and Fri and from Oct-Nov).

Then it’s on to a wooden ethnic minority style house which was his temporary residence from 1954 – 1969. In the same complex you will see the One Pillar Pagoda, founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049. This structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

Your next stop will be the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university.  Constructed in 1070, the gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.
Following take a walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, also known as the ‘36 streets’. This bustling area of narrow streets and alleys is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It's a great place to explore with plenty of photo opportunities all around you. Transfer back to your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 09: Hanoi - Halong Bay

You will be picked up at hotel lobby and then embark on a 3.5 hr drive to Halong Bay. Arrive in Halong City late morning and board your junk, a classic replica steamship of the colonial era for the overnight journey into the Bay.

En-route lunch will be served. Following cruise by rock formations with such names as Sail, Dog and Dinh Huong (incense pot). Towards the end of the day set anchor for the night. As the sun sets over the bay dinner is served on board with fresh seafood, salads, and fruits.

Overnight in Halong Bay
Meal included on this day: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner


Day 10: Halong Bay - Hanoi

On your return to Halong City enjoy a wholesome brunch as your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations.

Upon disembarkation your driver will meet you for the transfer back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi
Meal included on this day: Breakfast

Day 11: Hanoi - Siem Reap

Free at leisure until take a guided transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival, met and greeted by our local English speaking tour guide and they will transfer you to hotel to check in. The rest of the day is free at leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal included on this day: Breakfast


Day 12: Siem Reap

After breakfast, visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom in an ecofriendly electric vehicle. Angkor Thom was the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire under the reign of Jayavarman VII.

This city is surrounded by an 8 m high wall, with each side of the city being 4 km long, drawing a perfect square. Enter the city through the ancient South Gate, an impressive stone gate carved with Elephants and four giant faces. On each side of the entrance path a row of 54 gods or demons is holding the sacred Naga snake.
From here, continue to Bayon Temple in the exact center of the city. The particularity of this monument is the 54 towers with four faces representing the 54 provinces of the then Great Khmer Empire. The Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King are also must-visits as they are both known for their intricate bas-reliefs.

Enjoy the spectacular view from above as you depart on a tethered Helium Balloon ride that will lead you 200 meters straight up for an amazing aerial view of Angkor Wat, Phnom Bakheng, West Baray and other ruins amongst the surrounding jungle and rice paddies glimmering in the best evening light.

This afternoon, explore the highlights of the Small Circuit. Start your tour with a visit to Ta Prohm temple, built in the mid 12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm is unique in that it has been left largely as it was found: overgrown by jungle trees and vines, with many parts of the temple crumbling to the ground. This makes Ta Prohm one of the most picturesque and memorable of the Angkor temples. Your visit will also include Banteay Kdei, a Buddhist monastery from the late 12th Century, and Srah Srang, also known as the “pool of ablutions”. From here, it is only a short hop to the most beautiful temples of the Grand Circuit, like the overgrown Preah Khan Temple and Neak Pean with its artificial lakes.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal included on this day: Breakfast


Day 13: Siem Reap

Early today, travel to the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey, which is best viewed in the warm morning light. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” was built between the 11th and 13th century and remains the best preserved temple in Cambodia.

It displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art as this small temple is noted for its truly remarkable fine bas-reliefs, depicting Hindu god Shiva. Banteay Srey is unique in that it is constructed of pink sandstone, which is seen nowhere else in Angkor.
On the way back to Siem Reap, stop at the Landmine Museum which promotes mine awareness and education. Mr. Aki Ra, the museum founder, was a child soldier during the Khmer Rouge regime and is working today as a de-miner. The museum serves also as a rescue center for a number of landmine amputee children that Aki Ra has brought off Phnom Penh’s streets or from impoverished rural communities. Transfer back to Siem Reap in the afternoon.

This afternoon, you will finally visit the famous Angkor Wat by local tuk tuk. Built during the reign of King Suryavarman II in the early 12th century, it is constructed following the model of the temple mountain symbolizing the Mount Meru, home of the gods. The divine residence of Vishnu, the King himself was to reside here after his death. Inside the temple, the walls are covered with stone carvings and bas-reliefs depicting Hindu mythology and the wars Suryavarman II fought during his reign. Moreover, Angkor Wat is well known for the more than 2,000 Apsara dancers decorating the temple. Construction is thought to have taken around thirty years of intensive labor. Today, Angkor Wat is figured on Cambodia's national flag as the temple symbolizes the soul of the Khmer people.

Enjoy your most wonderful dinner with Khmer traditional dance show.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal included on this day: Breakfast and Dinner


Day 14: Siem Reap - Bangkok

This afternoon embark on an interesting boat trip on Tonlé Sap Lake, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonle Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season.

During the dry season it is roughly 2,500 km2, swelling to about 4 times it size in during the wet season: 10,000 km2! Board a local boat and visit Kampong Phluck, a village where we’ll see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonlé Sap Lake extends. On the way, you will pass floating houses and impressive flooded forests, portraying life on the water.
Return to Siem Reap, where you can enjoy some time at leisure until your transfer to the airport for your flight to Bangkok. Upon arrival, you will make your own way to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Bangkok
Meal included on this day: Breakfast


Day 15: Bangkok - Departure

Free at leisure until you make your own way to Bangkok airport or Railway Station for departure.  

Meal included on this day: Breakfast



  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a driver and Private air-conditioned vehicles during all tours and transfers.
  • Services of local English speaking guides 
  • Entrance fees for all sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary
  • Domestic airport taxes for any domestic flights
  • All entrance fees as indicated in itinerary + 3 day Angkor entrance fee.
  • Boat trip to Kompong Phluck.
  • Tuk Tuk ride
  • Excursion to Banteay Srei.
  • Balloon ride,
  • Visit land Mind museum


  • Meals other than those mentioned above
  • International flights to and from your home country
  • Vietnam visa arrangements (a visa to Vietnam is compulsory for most nationalities).
  • Visa for Cambodia (Visa issued on arrival: USD20/person, please bring 1 passport photo)
  • International departure airport tax in Siem Reap 25 USD/ person
  • Personal insurance
  • Personal expenses are such as laundry, telephone, drinks etc....

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