Arrive Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Today, begin your beautiful journey of Cambodia. Arrive at Phnom Penh airport where you will be met by your tour manager at the arrival area after clearing immigration and customs. Kindly make your own arrangement if you are unable to meet the Tour Manager at the designated time. Then check-in to the hotel. (Standard check-in time is 1500 hrs.)Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.
Guided tour of Phnom Penh - On to Siem Reap
After buffet breakfast, check out and proceed on a guided tour of the city. See the Independence Monument and the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh. This afternoon, enjoy a local lunch. Later, drive to Siem Reap.Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Full day tour of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat
After buffet breakfast, begin your sightseeing tour of the Angkor area. Spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. Stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. Later enjoy a local lunchTonight enjoy an Indian dinner.
Tour of Siem Reap - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City/Saigon - Vietnam.
After buffet breakfast, check out and proceed to visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Spend the rest of the day visiting the "Chantiers Ecole’s - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. A beautiful insight into the arts and culture of Cambodia. Enjoy a local lunch. Later, transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon, Vietnam Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.Tonight enjoy an Indian dinner.
Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Sightseeing.
After buffet breakfast, embark on a day of discovering the attractions offered by this lovely city. The Cu Chi Tunnels which were never discovered by American Forces are stretching over 200 km and were an important Viet Cong base during the American-Vietnam War. This underground network, dug by hand connected command posts, hospital shelters and weapon factories. After a local lunch., visit the Mariamman Hindu temple, Sri Thendayutthapani temple and see Reunification Palace which formerly was the Independence palace of the South Vietnamese President and Cathedral of Notre Dame. Continue your sightseeing tour with a visit to the Central Post Office.Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Saigon - My Tho – Flight to Da Nang – Hoi An.
After buffet breakfast, check out and transfer to the outskirts of Saigon to tour the beautiful countryside. Start at the tourist boat station (My Tho), from where you will be cruising on the Tien (Mekong) river to see four islands: Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise and Phoenix. Chance to enjoy fresh coconut water. Visit the floating market and fish-craft village along Tien River. Stop at Thoi Son Island, stroll around the countryside road, seeing orchards, enjoying tropical fruits and listening to traditional music. Take a rowing boat on the small canal with beautiful scenery of the countryside. Visit a honey-bee farm and enjoy honey-tea. Stop at Phoenix Island to visit Coconut Monk Temple and Crocodile-pond. Enjoy local lunch. Thereafter, transfer to the airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, drive to Hoi An and check into your hotel.Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An
After buffet breakfast, drive to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremonies of kings of the Champa Dynasty and was also a burial place of Champa Royals and National heroes. The My Son temple complex is one of the foremost temple complexes of Hinduism in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. Though the complex has been destroyed over time, you still see many majestic ancient ruins of temples in the area. After local lunch., visit a Family Chapel built by prominent merchants as the center of ancestor worship in a Chinese style Pagoda or Assembly Hall: Japanese Covered Bridge Pagoda which is the first bridge on this site and was constructed in 1593 by the Japanese community of Hoi An to link the town with the Chinese Quarter across the stream, besides looking at Fukien Association temple, Ceramic Museum and Chua Ong Temple.Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Hoi An - Bana Hills - On to Hue
After buffet breakfast, check out and visit the Marble Mountain or five elements’ mountains – a cluster representing five elements (Kim – metal; Moc – wood; Thuy – water; Hoa – fire; Tho – earth) and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward. Ride the cable car which gains 5 world scores to Bana hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, the Old Villas of the French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Bana range, visiting Nginh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden. Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda. Enjoy a local lunch. You should not miss walking on the Golden Bridge amid the foggy hills of the mountain, enjoy the gorgeous view of Da Nang City. Later, drive to Hue city, passing through many pretty, red-tiled villages with fruit orchards, enjoying spectacular views of sky and sea. Free time for shopping at Dong Ba lively market.Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Guided city tour of Hue.
After buffet breakfast, take a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River, Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu pagoda and the mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc - one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen Dynasty. Then visit the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Enjoy local lunch. Evening free at leisure.Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Hue - Flight to Hanoi - Guided City tour of Hanoi - Enjoy the Water Puppet show.
After buffet/boxed breakfast, check out and transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, transfer to the hotel and check in. Enjoy local lunch. and later this afternoon, you will visit The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which is a museum focusing on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Also visit the Temple of Literature, built in honor of Confucius by Emperor Ly Thanh Tong in 1070, which was also the first university in Vietnam during the 11th century. Then see Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) and Ngoc Son Temple (from outside) with Sunrise Bridge. Evening enjoy a Water Puppet Performance – the unique form of Vietnamese art derived from wet rice civilisation of Southeast Asia.Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Hanoi.
After buffet breakfast, depart for a scenic 2 hours drive along green fields and villages on highway number 01. Your first stop is Hoa Lu, which used to be the capital of Vietnam in the 11th century. Visit the temple of Dinh & Le Dynasty, learn about the history of Vietnam in the war with China and about the first Vietnamese government. Enjoy the beautiful rice paddy fields, and lots of fresh air. After local lunch, board a small boat, glide along a long canal with rice paddy fields and mountains on either side, your boat will go through three caves called "Hang Ca", "Hang 2", "Hang 3". Return to the wharf, where your coach is waiting to transfer you back to Hanoi.Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Hanoi - La Casta Cruise on the Ha Long Bay.
After buffet breakfast, check out and depart for the pier to board your cruise for Ha Long Bay. Explore the legendary Ha Long Bay. Cruise amongst the Bay’s rock formations and floating villages.
8:00 depart:Follow the newest highway connecting Hanoi and Hai Phong.
Upon arrival at Station number 17 – OVERNIGHT CRUISE PORT, Tuan Chau Maria, Ha Long passengers will be welcomed by receptionist at La Casta’s waiting lounge.
11:30 – 12:00:After taking a rest, our high speed tender boat will transfer you to the main boat (Around 25 minutes). Get onboard with a warm welcome from La Casta crew team with welcome drink. After that, you will be given a short briefing about La Casta Cruise and safety guidelines at the restaurant. Complete the check-in procedure and check-into our suite cabins.
13:00:Enjoy a lunch in the restaurant. La Casta Cruise will then depart for the voyage to discover the Lan Ha Bay.
15:45: Visit the Ba Trai Dao area and the natural lagoon of Lan Ha Bay – this area includes the beach with a romantic atmosphere and three smaller islets like three giant peaches on the sea. You can join with our activities such as: kayaking, swimming, sightseeing and explore the Ba Trai Dao area.
(In unfavourable weather conditions, to ensure the safety of our guests, this destination would be changed to the Dark and Bright caves- famous for the pristine natural beauty and poetic, attractive seascape of Lan Ha Bay. You can join with our activities such as: kayaking, sightseeing on the bamboo boat - This is the best time for you to enjoy bamboo boats or swimming which is an interesting activity to discover the truest beauty of the stunning limestone structure and the blue sky of Lan Ha Bay).
17:30 – 18:00: Come back to our La Casta cruise and enjoy the pre-dinner sunset party with Happy Hour Promotion (buy 1 get 1 free with some kinds of drinks) at the bar while watching the view of the bay at sunset.
18:00:Join a cooking demonstration, our chef will guide you how to make some simple signature Vietnamese dishes.
19:30:Enjoy typical local Vietnamese food on the cruise.
21:00: Evening entertainment: Squid fishing, karaoke.
Overnight on the cruise in Ha Long Bay
Note: Cruise Itinerary could be changed without prior noticeTonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Cat Ba Island – Lan Ha Bay – Hanoi.
06:15:Wake up early, join the Tai Chi session on sundeck area, enjoy the fresh atmosphere and watch the sunrise in Lan Ha Bay.
07:00 – 07:45:Have breakfast and enjoy the morning view of the bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee.
08:00: Enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and it’s dramatic limestone islets. Visit the famous Tra Bau. It’s time to kayak and explore the landscape.
09:00: Back to your cabin, relax and pack your belongings before leaving your cabin.
09:30: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay.
10:30:Enjoy brunch on the La Casta Cruise.
11:30: Disembark at Tuan Chau harbor and drive back to Hanoi.
* Because of cruising conditions, the program may be changed slightly due to specific weather or tide conditions without prior notice to visitors. Wi-Fi is available although internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Ha Long Bay.
After checking into your hotel, rest of the day is free for you to relax or explore some shopping options on your own.Tonight, enjoy an Indian dinner.
Farewell and Fly back home.
After buffet/boxed breakfast, check out and proceed to the airport for your flight back home. Return home with wonderful memories of your Cambodia and Vietnam Tour.(B)
|Land Cost 13 Nights 14 Days (2023/2024)|
|Per Person on Twin Sharing||US$ 3,275|
|Single Room Supplement||US$ 1,080|
|DEPARTURE DATES 2023/2024|
WHAT YOUR TOUR COST INCLUDES
SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS
|Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City)|
|Ha Long Bay|