This is a special program created for family holiday to explore all the best places to visit in Vietnam and Cambodia. The trip starts from the peaceful capital Ha Noi of Vietnam going to the town of fog Sapa, Halong Bay, Hue -former capital of Vietnam, the bustle and hustle Ho Chi Minh City, the waterway of Mekong Delta region and many famous places of Cambodia including Phnom Penh - capital, Siem Reap Province. This trip will be the balance between discovery, relaxation, educational and fun for your family holiday
After a long flight, we take you a hotel to relax. In the evening, we will have a welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant.
Begin the family holiday, we will have a Hanoi city tour. We will drive to Ho Chi Minh Complex, where we will spend 2 hours to visit: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh museum, the Presidential Palace and One pillar pagoda. Keep going to see the first university of Vietnam, Temple of Literature. Lunch will be at a good local restaurant in Hanoi.
Then we will visit the most exciting museums in Vietnam; Museum of Ethnology, where to exhibiting characteristics of Vietnam's 54 Ethnic minority peoples. We will continue to visit city by car. After that we will take 1 hour cyclo around the 36 streets, this hustling area of small streets with thousands of house, small business and shopkeepers. Originally, each one of the 36 streets names was related to the goods being sold there.
Before we go back to your hotel, we will enjoy the traditional Water Puppet show. Hear live music from the traditional instruments and songs of musician who play throughout the performance.
Begin from Hanoi to World Heritage listed Halong Bay for a 2 day trip through thousands of limestone peaks. Set sail on a luxurious junk while lunch is served. Later in the day take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the Bay, swim on a private beach or sunbathe on the ship.
Afternoon, we will have experience about kayak, lifestyle of floating village and take a bamboo row boat to explorer a water tunnel with many colorful coral reefs in a secluded lagoon.
In the evening, enjoy a drink on the deck by a gourmet dinner.
Visit a limestone grotto and cruise leisurely through the bay before returning to the dock for your journey back to Hanoi. In Hanoi you will be transferred to hotel for day use room. In the evening, our guide will meet and transfer to train station for overnight train to Sapa.
At the Lao Cai train station, there will be a car waiting to take you to Sapa town. After check-in your hotel, take a bath and having breakfast we are ready to discover Sapa town. We start on a cool walking tour to the hill tribe village of Cat Cat, home of the H'Mong hill tribe minority people.
As we walk to the villages inside in the valley below Sapa we will come face to face with some of the local minority people on their way to and from Sapa. Here we have the opportunity to share cultural experiences with families that live in the area. Spend a night in Sapa.
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Breakfast in the hotel we then, embark on a lovely trek that will take us along buffalo paths and trails and through several hills tribe villages Lao Chai & Ta Van, home to Black H'mong, and Dzay people. This is an absolutely spectacular walk through stunning scenery inhabited by some of the friendliest people we can meet. Once on the valley floor we can really appreciate the wonderful scenery that surrounds us. The walls of the valley are covered with multi-layered rice terraced fields and scattered villages. Return to Sapa and then to Lao Cai railway station by car. The guide sees us off there and takes us on the train.
Arriving in Hanoi in the early morning (4:30AM), we transfer to a local restaurant for our relax and breakfast then back to hotel to pick our luggage for our morning flight to Hue. Arriving in Hue, we are welcome and transfer to hotel. Relax in the rest of the day. In the evening, we will enjoy our Royal Dinner at a Royal restaurant in town. Overnight in Hue.
Hue is known as an ancient Capital city of many original historical vestiges. There are more than 100 architectural works to be extremely reflected the life of Emperors and Mandarins under Nguyen’s reign. Situated in the middle of hills on the Southern Bank of Perfume River are very beautiful tombs of Nguyen Kings. Our tour starts at 08:00 in the morning at the lobby of the hotel. We will be met and transferred to the Wharf where we will cruise along the Perfume River to visit: - Thien Mu Pagoda (The Heavenly Lady pagoda), from here we will have a good view of Perfume River and surroundings. - Tu Duc King’s tomb, which is one of the most beautiful works of Royal Architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. The tomb lies in a boundless pine forest. Then we transfer back to the city for our delicious lunch at a fine local restaurant. In the afternoon, we will visit the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City; and Dong Ba market. Tour ends at around 06:00PM at hotel.
Today we transfer back to Hue airport for our short domestic flight to Saigon. After 1 hour, we arrive in Saigon. Welcome up on arrival, then we transfer to the Reunification Palace, the former Presidential Palace for the president of the South of Vietnam. After that we will visit War Remnant Museum, where you can see countless artifacts, photographs and pictures documenting about the second Indochina war. Before our lunch we stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office to get our good shots for our memory of the biggest city in Vietnam. Our delicious lunch will be served at a nice restaurant in the central city. In the afternoon we will visit: Ben Thanh market, Cho Lon, Chinese town and market. Here you can experience our Vietnamese Southern daily life.
Best departure time from Ho Chi Minh: at 7am to get the full view of Cai Be floating market.Leaving busy Ho Chi Minh City we drive to Cai Be, boat through the busy floating market for seeing how people of lower Mekong Delta do business on the water. We then cruise through the lush green vegetation of the canals to an orchard, where we are treated to a delicious lunch complete with tropical fruits. After lunch we keep on cruising along river to see peaceful tranquil life of villagers, admire marvelous natural setting of Mekong Delta region. About 3pm, the boat wills arrival at Vinh Long Market, walking around to explore Vinh Long Market. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh with stop at Bonsai Garden. Arrival at your hotel in the late afternoon.
Today we take flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival you will reception by our local guide at the airport, then transfer us to the hotel for check in and relax of the day. Overnight in Siem Reap
After breakfast at the hotel and then we well start our exploration of Banteay Srei "Citadel of Women", dedicated to Shiva, whose architecture and sculptures of pink sandstone present a masterpiece of art. Brahmin temple dedicated to Shiva and built at the end of the 10th century on the way back we will stop to visit Banteay Samre temple built for devote to Vishnu god at early of 12th century. Afternoon we will enjoy Tonle Sap Lake, Asia’s largest inland lake also the biggest harvest fresh water fish in the world, which swells to ten times its normal size during the wet season; here we have a two-hours boat trip observing how local people go about their daily lives, during the boat trip we stop to visit a bird garden and a fishing farm, and also our boat driver will stop for us to visit the floating school which is a lot of the poor children study in this school, and they are the fisherman’s children. Then our driver will transfer us to the airport for flight out of Cambodia. Overnight in Siem Reap.
This morning we will take a speed boat to Phnom Penh Capital and the journey will take approximately 6hours, our cruise will pass many floating villages and other activities that taking place on this largest lake in South-East Asia. Afternoon, we drive 16km south-west of Phnom Penh to visit Cheong Ek known as killing field during the Khmer Rouge regime then we return to Phnom Penh for visiting Toul Sleng Museum which is former high school after Khmer Rouge came to power and then they turn it into prison that most of people now called Genocide Museum or S21. Afternoon, we will enjoyed most of our time in the Russian Market and along the river front for a nice drink on the FCC roof top with a nice view of Phnom Penh and Sunset over the French colonial building. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement. We spend the full afternoon to visit Royal Palace which visits to the silver pagoda with their compound afterwards we continue to visit National Museum as well as to learn more about the pre-Angkor period, Angkor period and Post Angkor. Then we will transfer to airport for flight out of Cambodia.
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