19 Days / 18 Nights
Siem Reap • Luang Prabang • Hanoi • Halong Bay • Hue • Danang • Hoi An • Ho Chi Minh City
PRICE AND DATE
|May 01 – Sep 30 / 2021||CAD 5,240||CAD 2,350|
|Oct 01 / 2021 – Mar 31 / 2022||CAD 5,440||CAD 2,540|
Prices include accommodations with breakfast, private transfers & tours, admissions, some meals, boat tickets, and domestic flights Hanoi-Hue and Da Nang-Ho Chi Minh City. Package excludes gratuities, visa fees, international and intra-Asia flights. Black-out date Dec 24 & 31, 2021
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DAY 1 Arrive Siem Reap
Met on arrival and transfer to your hotel.
Hotel: 4* Lotus Blanc Hotel & Resort or similar (3 nights)
DAY 2-3 Siem Reap B
Spend 2 full days exploring this vast temple complex at Angkor. Tour highlights include Angkor Wat, the Ta Prohm and Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Roluos Group Temples, Srah Srang, and cruise in Kampong Kleang, a fishing community on the edge of the Tonle Sap Lake, passing wooden houses built on towering stilts, submerged forests and fish farms.
DAY 4 Siem Reap – Luang Prabang B
Fly to Luang Prabang, a UNESCO World Heritage town, with beautifully preserved Buddhist temples and French fusion architecture.
Hotel: 4* Souphattra Hotel or similar (3 nights)
DAY 5 Luang Prabang B
Your full-day tour highlights visits to National Museum, Tham Pak Ou Caves, and Ban Xang Hai Village. Experience Petanque with locals, a game originated in the South of France in the early 1900’s.
DAY 6 Luang Prabang B
Explore Wat Visoun, the oldest temple in Luang Prabang; That Makmo, one of the more unusually shaped stupas; and Wat Xieng Thong, the crowning jewel of all monasteries and other temples of interest in the city. Late afternoon, climb up Mt. Phousi and discover the several wats on its slopes with a 24-metre high stupa on its peak.
DAY 7 Luang Prabang – Hanoi B
Fly to Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital.
Hotel: 4★+ Hotel De L’ Opera Hanoi or similar (2 nights)
DAY 8 Hanoi B, L
Enjoy a full-day city tour including the One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, Ethnology Museum, and Hoa Lo Prison. Wind up your day with an exhilarating street-level cycle ride through Hanoi’s bustling lanes and alleys in the Old Quarters.
DAY 9 Hanoi – Halong Bay B, L, D
Depart early morning for Halong City. Cruise through the Da Chong islet, islets of Con- Vit and Gia Luan and admire amazing limestone karst formations rising up out of the sea in an impressive manner.
Passing through the Cat Ba Island, Thoi Quyt area, Cua Van and Ba Trai Dao beach in Lan Ha Bay.
Join a traditional cooking class on board and make local dishes. Try your hands for squid fishing at night.
Overnight: 4* Orchid Cruise or similar (2 nights)
Day 10 Halong Bay B, L, D
Awake early and join the Tai Chi session on the sundeck. After breakfast on board, sail to Viet Hai Village. Take a bicycle trip along the village path and go through the rain forests and dark tunnel. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way.
Back to the day boat for visiting Lan Ha Bay. After lunch visit the Lan Ha Bay. There will be time for kayaking and swimming at Ba Ham Lake area.
Return to the cruise in the afternoon. Enjoy the dinner and activities on the cruise.
DAY 11 Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue B
Head out in canoes to explore the bay where the Toi Sang sea cave is located. Join in a tea ceremony before disembark at Cruise Port and transfer to Hanoi Airport for your flight to Hue.
Hotel: 4*+ Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa or similar (2 nights)
DAY 12 Hue B, L, D
This morning enjoy a tour on a Vespa motorbike cycled by ladies in Ao Dai (Vietnamese long dress) visiting Quoc Hoc High School, Thanh Toan Village, and Vong Canh Hill to have a vista of the beautiful Perfume River. Stop at Ho Quyen Arena (Tiger Fighting Arena) and walk from Mr. Hè Café to Tu Hieu Pagoda, the resting place of the Nguyen Dynasty’s eunuchs.
After a vegetarian lunch at Thien Tam Restaurant, visit the Imperial Citadel (Forbidden Purple City). Tonight, enjoy a traditional royal tea ceremony and dinner with three generations of the formal royal family at Mrs. Tuyet’s house and learn more about Vietnamese culture and traditional customs.
DAY 13 Hue – Da Nang – Hoi An B, L
Drive to Da Nang (110km) and enjoy the beautiful landscape along the way through the Hai Van Pass. Proceed to Hoi An, a historic trading post of seafaring Chinese, Japanese and Portuguese merchants.
Hotel: 4*+ Hotel Royal Hoi An MGallery or similar (3 nights)
DAY 14 Hoi An B, L
Discover this charming colonial town on a walking tour. Visit Hoi An markets and walk along the high streets and back streets to meet the vendors selling a variety of exotic foods. Stops at the Quang Cong Temple, Phuoc Kien Pagoda, Japanese Covered Bridge and Quang Dung Pagoda.
DAY 15 Hoi An B, L
Experience rural and fishing life on the waterways in Hoi An. Highlights include a leisurely cycling along country roads, a visit to an organic farm with opportunity to ride on a water buffalo on the rice paddies; paddle a Vietnamese bamboo basket boat and gain hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. Lunch is at a local home. Balance of the day is free at leisure.
DAY 16 Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City B
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, a historic city with well-preserved colonial landmarks. Proceed a city tour from downtown to Chinatown with stops at Thien Hau Temple, Notre Dame Cathedral, Binh Tay Market, Municipal Post Office and the History Museum.
Hotel: 4* Majestic Hotel or similar (3 nights)
DAY 17 Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City B, L
Depart for Ben Tre, referred locally as land of coconut. Visit seedling cultivation in Cai Mon and Nam Cong Bonsai Garden. Cruise along the river and watch the daily life of the delta’s residents along the river banks. Enjoy cycling in the village under shadowy forest of palm trees. Lunch is served with local specialties in a farmer house.
DAY 18 Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi – Ho Chi Minh City B, L
Spend the day exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, a 200 km network of tunnels used by the Vietcong in the Vietnam War.
DAY 19 Ho Chi Minh City Departure B
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
Day 2 Angkor Wat
Day 5 Wat Visounnarath
Day 9 Halong Bay
Day 13 Hoi An
Day 16 Notre Dame cathedral
4 Days / 3 Nights
|May 01 – Sep 30/ 2021||CAD 1,205||CAD 190|
|Oct 01 /2021 – Mar 31 / 2022||CAD 1,260||CAD 210|
Prices include accommodations with breakfasts, private transfers & tours, admissions, some meals & train tickets (4 berth in 1). Prices exclude gratuities, visa fees and any flights. Single supplement applies to Victoria Sapa Hotel only.
DAY 1 Hanoi – Lao Cai
Board your overnight train to Lao Cai. Train departs at 9:35pm.
Victoria “Orient” Express train is the best train from Hanoi to Lao Cai, with one restaurant and two luxury air-conditioned sleeping carriages.
Overnight: Victoria Express Train (Superior 4 berth cabin -1 night)
DAY 2 Lao Cai – Sapa B, L
Arrive early morning in Lao Cai (approx. 5:30 am) and proceed to Sapa for check in at your hotel. After breakfast, visit Lao Chai and San Chai minority villages. Late afternoon, climb up the steps of Ham Rong Mountain and enjoy a panoramic view of Sapa Town with gothic villas, gardens and paddy fields.
Hotel: 4* Victoria Sapa Resort or similar (1 night)
DAY 3 Sapa – Lao Cai – Hanoi B, L
This morning, set out on a light trek to discover Sapa’s lesser known areas. Visit Cat Cat village, home to H’mong hill tribe minority peoples. Proceed to the spectacular 100 meter high Thac Bac Waterfalls (18 kms from Sapa), and enjoy the views of Mt. Fansipan, Vietnam’s highest mountain. Late afternoon, head back to Lao Cai for your overnight train journey to Hanoi. Train departs at 9:00 pm.
Overnight: Victoria Express Train (superior 4 berths in 1 cabin- 1 night)
DAY 4 Hanoi Departure
Upon arrival in Hanoi, transfer to the airport.
Day 2 – Sapa