Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival ( Dinner )
Arrive in Hanoi, pick up at the airport, transfer to hotel. A cycling tour about 1 hour to explore Hanoi old quarter, following a Water Puppet show at 06h00 PM before enjoying welcome dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi – Halong ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
08h00 – 08h30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3 hour-and-a-half drive to Halong Bay
12h00 – 12h30: Embark on Oriental Sail Cruiser followed by cruise briefing
13h00 – 15h30: Savor a sumptuous lunch as Calypso Cruiser cruise further along the limestone islands of Fighting Cock, Dog Rock and Incense Burner…
15h30 – 17h30: Visit Amazing Cave
17h30 – 19h00: Enjoy drinks on Sundeck, snap photos the overview of Halong Bay, go swimming or just relax as the sun starts to set.
Those who fancy some experience in cooking Vietnamese dishes can join in our brief Vietnamese cooking course on board while having some free wine.
19h00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests or just laze around. Overnight on board in a tranquil area. (Evening activities available: night squid fishing, karaoke, dancing…)
Day 3: Halong ( Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner )
07h00 – 08h00: Have breakfast on boat.
08h30 – 09h00: Transfer to boat for a cruise to Lan Ha Bay.
10h15 – 12h30: Rock Climb on Moody’s Beach (option kayaking).
13h00 – 14h00: Lunch and transfer to Thap Ngiem (Hai Pai Beach).
14h15 – 16h30: Rock Climb on Hai Pai Beach (option kayaking).
16h30 – 17h00: Cruise back to the main boat.
19h00: Enjoy dinner. Partying, fishing or just lazing. Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Nha Trang ( Breakfast, Lunch )
06h00 – 07h00: Start the day with swimming, exercise or photo hunt.
07h00 – 11h00: Have breakfast at sunrise.
Kayaking, visiting Luon cave, swimming.
Option: For those who do not fancy kayaking can visit Titop Island to enjoy the panorama view of Halong Bay or just relax, swim at the beach. Head back to the Harbor. Disembark Oriental Sails Cruiser at around 11h00.
12h00 – 16h30: Transfer back to Hanoi and trip finishes at the hotel around 16h30.
Free at leisure until picked up for flight to Nha Trang at 19:40. Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 5: Nha Trang Boat Trip to Island ( Breakfast )
Boat trip to visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium and Bai Tranh beach and bathing at Bai Tranh – a clean blue-water beach in the island.
P.M: Visit Ponagar Cham Tower, Long Son Pogoda, Hon Chong Rocks and Nha Trang (Dam) market.
Overnight in Nha Trang.
Day 6: Nha Trang – Mui Ne ( Breakfast )
After breakfast, leave Nha Trang for Mui Ne. Arrive Mui Ne mid-afternoon. Free to relax on the white sandy beaches of Muine. Overnight at Mui Ne.
Day 7: Mui Ne – Saigon ( Breakfast )
09h00 am pick up from Hotel in Muine and drive to Ho Chi Minh (250 km, 4 ½ hours), have lunch in One of the Nice restaurant in Cu Chi Tunnels. Visit Cu chi tunnels. Then, drive to center of Saigon, check in Hotel in late afternoon.
Free upon arrival. Overnight in Saigon.
Day 8: Saigon City Tour Half Day – Can Tho
In the morning, take the HCMC City tour half day, visit Notre Dame Church, Post Office, Thong Nhat Conference Hall, and War Museum. In the afternoon, drive to Can Tho. Check in Hotel. Rest of the time is optional. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 9: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Maket – Chau Doc ( Breakfast )
07h30 am: Leave the hotel, board a motor boat along the Mighty Mekong River to Cai Rang floating market where a colorful display of boats carrying juicy fruits and vegetables gather for daily exchanging. Continue the cruise & have a short walk on a country road to take in the magnificent scenery and get close to the locals. In afternoon, pick up at hotel & transfer to Chaudoc. Overnight in Chaudoc.
Day 10: Chau Doc – Phnompenh ( Breakfast )
In the morning, transfer to the ferry for speedboat to Phnompenh. Arrive at Phnompenh early afternoon. Check – in hotel. Rest of the day is free at leisure to explore the town.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 11:Phnompenh – Siemreap ( Breakfast )
In the morning, transfer to the ferry for speedboat to Siemreap (in dry season, you could go by bus intead of go by speedboat). Arrive at Siemreap early afternoon. Check –in hotel. In the afternoon, have 02h30 hour tour around the majestic Angkor Wat temple. A climb up to Phnom Bakheng, enjoy a magnificent sunset view over Angkor Wat and the surrounding countryside.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Siemreap – Angkor Complex – Departure ( Breakfast )
Start at the South Gate of Angkor Thom City, explore the centrepiece of the ancient city, The Bayon. The Bayon contains 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatic smiling faces. Continue visiting Baphuon temple, the Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas as well as the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings. Back to Hotel, transfer to Airport.