Start/ End: Siem Reap/ Ho Chi Minh City
Duration: 9 days/ 8 nights
Tour Route: Siem Reap – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Tour Customize: Definitely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Guide/s: Local Guide (English Speaking Guide or Other Languages depends on your Request)
Transportation: Private first-class air-conditioned vehicles
Accommodation: Listed below or equivalent. Rooms with private bath or shower, hotel taxes, porterage, tips, and service charges.
Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival
Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Exploration
Day 3: Siem Reap – Hanoi
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Tour
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Departure
Highlights of this Tour
- Explore Siem Reap – the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire with the magnificent Angkor Wat
- Visit Ho Chi Minh City – the heart of South Vietnam with its fascinating cultures, classic French architecture, and vibrant nightlife
- Discover Mekong Delta – the lush and green area as well as the source of half of Vietnam’s agricultural produce
- Unlock Cu Chi Tunnels – the legendary network of tunnels in the Vietnam War
- Behold Hanoi with incredible myriad of ancient traditions, old and modern architecture
- Uncover Halong Bay – the nature of heaven in Vietnam as well as the UNESCO World Heritage Site
Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival
Welcome on Siem Reap arrival. Your driver and guide will pick you up at the airport and take you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Exploration (B, L)
After breakfast, drive to Angkor Thom which was built in the 12th century including Bayon Temple – the eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. The 54 towers of the temple are each topped off with the four smiling faces.
Next, visit Terrace of the Leper King which is believed to honor Yama, the god of death and the Terrace of Elephants, originally used to preside over performances, parades and traditional sports. Then travel to the south to explore the Baphuon – the beautiful temples at Angkor since the 11th century.
Later, visit Ta Prohm which has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall throughout history. Finally, journey out to the Mother of all temples in Cambodia, Angkor Wat. It is considered to be the world’s largest religious building since the 12th century. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 3: Siem Reap – Fly to Hanoi (B)
Today, your driver will come and pick you up for the flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Welcome on arrival and transfer to the hotel for check-in and relax. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Option: In the morning, depart for the Tonle Sap Lake to enjoy a boat ride on the largest permanent fresh-water lake in Southeast Asia. You will have a chance to see local fishermen at their floating village with floating schools, and floating police station…
Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise Ship (B, L)
After breakfast, you will set out from Hanoi to Halong Bay on a 3.5-hour scenic drive to enjoy the landscape of the Red River Delta and see the daily rural life of local farmers on rice fields and water buffaloes.
On arrival at Halong Bay, begin your most beautiful day with a cruise ship to sail out into the mystical bay. After the wonderful local seafood lunch on board, you will have a chance to discover the spectacular scenery of thousands of limestone islets and mountains on emerald waters including the Dog Stone, Burning Incense Islet and Fighting-Cock Islet.
Next, stop at Ba Hang Fishing Village for kayaking or a bamboo boat trip rowed by the locals. Then visit the magnificent Heavenly Palace Cave to explore huge chambers adorned with stalactites and stalagmites before returning to the Cruise where a tea break with some green bean cake is ready for you to watch an unforgettable sunset over the legendary Halong Bay.
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
After breakfast, enjoy your time to swim, sunbathe and relax at Halong Bay before transferring back to Hanoi in the afternoon. Then move to the airport for the domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be welcome by your guide and driver then head to the hotel for check-in and relax. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B, L)
Today, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer to My Tho of Mekong Delta. Upon arrival, board a motor-boat and cruise along a vast network of canals and channels of the Mekong River and explore four famous islands called Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, and Phoenix.
Stop at traditional workshops to witness how to make coconut candy, honey farming, and other local products. You can try some for free while listening to traditional music. Lunch will be served at a riverside restaurant
Take a rest after lunch before getting back to My Tho through Vinh Trang pagoda built in the middle of the 19th century. There are many Buddha statues including some that are over a hundred years old. Afterward, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City and drop you at your hotel.
Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)
Today, you will be picked up at your hotel and depart around 1,5 hours through the pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi Tunnels – the historic site where Vietnamese soldiers used as a shelter during wartime. This fantastic network stretches over 250 km and is the shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Tour (B)
In the morning, visit the following attractions in Ho Chi Minh City:
The Reunification Palace – the headquarter of the puppet South Vietnam government until its end in 1975 after the fall of American armies in the Vietnam War
War Remnants Museum – The historical relic display all about Vietnam War with photographs, documents, and artifacts from the War including tanks and helicopters…
Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: The two symbols of Ho Chi Minh City were built by French in the colonial period in the 19th century.
Jade Emperor Pagoda: Built-in 1909 in honor of the supreme Taoist god, this is one of the most spectacularly atmospheric temples in Saigon, stuffed with statues of phantasmal divinities and grotesque heroes. The pungent smoke of incense fills the air, obscuring the exquisite woodcarvings.
Before returning to the hotel, visit Ben Thanh Market for shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City Departure (B)
On this day, you are free at your leisure until being picked up and transferred to the airport for the departure flight. Trip ends.