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Highlights of Cambodia and Vietnam

Visit both Cambodia and Vietnam in 12 days. Your journey is going to be fun, exciting and relaxing.

Phnom Penh and Siem Reap are cities that contain the richest Buddhist and Hindu engravings in Cambodia. Your tour aims to explore the most remarkable religious relics in both cities: in Phnom Penh, you will visit the National Museum, which is the world's leading museum of Khmer sculpture, the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda homes to amazing Buddhist statuaries; then you will travel on to Siem Reap to see the earliest temples of the Angkor period at Roluos, the highlights of the grand circuit, sites of Angkor Thom, such as the Victory Gate, the Bayon, the Terrace of the Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King, etc, and the magnificent Angkor Wat architectures.

Besides discovering valuable religious artifacts in both cities, you will get a chance to visit historical sites that were crucial during the Vietnam War: the Museum of Genocide located in Tuol Saleng, which was a torture center established by the Khmer Rouge intended to "clean up" Vietnamese Communist forces and the Killing Fields of Choeng Ek before heading to Vietnam.

Leaving Cambodia you will travel on to Vietnam, touring Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the reputable Cu Chi Tunnel, which was a three-level underground city created by the Vietnamese communists during the Vietnam War, exploring the "Hanoi Hilton", which is the former central prison in Hanoi.  Your tour winds down with a freshly prepared seafood lunch onboard ship and an unique overnight Halong Bay Cruise.

Tour Overview
Tour Code:HCV-26
Trip Duration:10 days/9 nights
HONG KONG, PHNOM PENH, SIEM REAP, HO CHI MINH CITY, HANOI, HONG KONG
Departure Dates:Daily

Itinerary

Day 1 : USA/HONG KONG/PHNOM PENH
meals: n/a
Get onboard your international flight today to begin your Highlights of Cambodia and Vietnam tour.
Day 2: EN ROUTE
meals: n/a
Cross the International Dateline enroute to Cambodia.
Day 3: HONG KONG/PHNOM PENH
meals: L
Arrive in Hong Kong early this morning for your connecting flight to Phnom Penh. Your English-speaking guide and driver will meet you at the airport and provide a transfer to your hotel. After a traditional Cambodian lunch, begin your tour of Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia since the 15th century. Visit the National Museum, the world's leading museum of Khmer sculpture. Your next stop is the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, the home to a glittering array of Buddhist statuary followed by the genocide museum at Tuol Sleng and the Killing Fields of Choeng Ek tours.
Day 4: PHNOM PENH/SIEM REAP
meals: B/L
This morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon your arrival, visit the earliest temples of the Angkor period at Roluos, including Preah Ko, Bakong and Lolei for a chronological perspective on Angkor's development. This afternoon, visit the highlights of the grand circuit, including Neak Poan, Eastern Mebon, Pre Rup and Preah Khan.
Day 5: SIEM REAP
meals: B/L
After breakfast, visit the sites of Angkor Thom, including Victory Gate, the Bayon, Baphuon, Phimean Akas, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. After lunch, visit the highlights of the petit circuit, including Prasat Kravan, Sras Srang, Banteay Kdei, Takeo and jungle-clad Ta Prohm. Continue your tour at the magnificent Angkor Wat to view its architecture and bas-reliefs; remember to enjoy the sceneries during sunset as well.
Day 6: SIEM REAP/HO CHI MINH CITY
meals: B/L
This morning, your guide and driver will transfer you to the Siem Reap airport for your flight to HoChiMinh City. Meet your local English-speaking tour guide and driver upon your arrival and transfer to the hotel. After lunch, visit Dong Khoi Street, HoChiMinh Square, Municipal Theatre of French-Colonial design, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Reunification Palace. Explore the War Remnants Museum (established in Sept 1975), which carries countless artifacts, photographs and papers documenting the Vietnam War. Then drive to Cholon, the China town district of the city where you can visit the Binh Tay Wholesale Market and the ornate Thien Hau Pagoda.
Day 7: HO CHI MINH CITY/MEKONG DELTA/HO CHI MINH CITY
meals: B/L
After breakfast, depart Ho Chi Minh City for My Tho and cross the Mekong Delta by boat to see the manufacturing of coconut tree handicrafts. After lunch, continue to Ben Tre to visit orchards, and tour a bee-keeping farm to taste natural honey and honey wine. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon.
Day 8: HO CHI MINH CITY
meals: B/L
This morning visit Cao Dai Great Temple, the main temple of the Cao Dai religion and the focal point of the Cao Dai complex called Holy See. The beautiful pastel colored architecture is set among a large complex of schools, dormitories and an herbal medicine clinic. After lunch, travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels located in an area known as the "Iron Triangle" during the Vietnam War to explore the strength of its Communist insurgency. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the late afternoon.
Day 9: HO CHI MIN CITY/HANOI
meals: B/L
Today's tour includes visits to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum-the Humble House on Stilts where Ho Chi Minh ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969; and the intriguing Ho Chi Minh Museum. You will also explore the Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Your tour goes on to visit Hanoi's first University-the Temple of Literature, which could be dated back to 1070; this historical learning center is currently devoted to promoting Confucian worship. Visit the infamous "Hanoi Hilton", a former central prison in Hanoi. The site of the prison is recently developed even though one wing has been retained as a museum.
Day 10: HANOI/HALONG BAY
meals: B/L/D

Option : Standard and Deluxe Class
Breakfast at hotel, 
08:00 Leaving Hanoi for Halong. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Red River delta.
11:30 upon arrival, transfer by tender to the Huong Hai Junk. Enjoy your welcome cocktail while checking-in.
12:15: Check-in registration, boarding Huong Hai Junk.
12:30: Start cruising
13:00: Have lunch board
13:30: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi island, Dog island, Sail island, visit Sung Sot cave and a swim at Soi Sim beach or TiTov beach. 
17:30: Relax and enjoy sunset
19:30: Enjoy dinner on board.
21:00: Fishing or relax and spending a night on board. 
Oriental Sail Junk.

Option : Superior class
Breakfast at hotel, 
08:00 Leaving Hanoi for Halong. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Red River delta.
11:30 upon arrival, transfer by tender to the Indochina Sails Junk, one of the luxury overnight junk in Halong. Enjoy your welcome cocktail while checking-in.
12:30 Depart to Halong Bay, enjoy Vietnamese set menu for lunch.
15:00 Visit Cua Van Fishing Village by tender & visit Bat Cave via a sampan or kayak.
16:30 Transfer by tender to Soi Sim Beach for swimming or relaxing.
18:50 Arrive at Luon Bo Area and anchor overnight.
19:00 Enjoy dinner on board – Vietnamese set menu or buffet
21:00 Happy Hour, “Buy 1 Get 1 Free” at sun deck.
21:30 Evening Activities include: a classical movie night, board games with your fellow passengers, relaxing with onboard beauty services or joining squid fishing with the crew. Overnight on board.
Indochina Sails Junk/ Luxury Junk

Day 11: HALONG BAY/HANOI
meals: B/L/D

Option : Standard and Deluxe Class
7:00: Cake, coffee, tea or milk is served.
8:00: Visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat, then cruise to pass so that tourists can have a look Man’s head island, Tortoise island from the Junks.
9:00: Arrange luggage and check-out
9:30: Set brunch ( breakfast and lunch).
11:30: Arrive Halong wharf.
In mid-afternoon, your cruise ship will dock for your return trip back to Hanoi. Visit the Ceramic production house at Hai Duong Town.and then en route to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi

Option : Superior class
06:30 Optional meditation and Yoga session on sundeck – Depart to Sung Sot cave.
07:30 Visit Sung Sot cave.
09:00 back to the junk by tender. Have an international breakfast buffet. Depart to Bai Chay.
10:15 start Check-out.
11:15 Arrive in Halong and disembark.
In mid-afternoon, your cruise ship will dock for your return trip back to Hanoi. Visit the Ceramic production house at Hai Duong Town.and then en route to Hanoi
this afternoon Enjoy a traditional water puppet show. Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 12: HANOI/HONG KONG/USA
meals: B
Get onboard your morning flight to Hong Kong for your connecting international flight back to the United States. Cross the international Dateline and arrive home the same day.
Tour Price: per adult
price

Travel Time 

2 Persons

3-5 Persons

6-9 Persons

Hotel Single
Supplement

Standard Class

Oct-Dec,2017

$2130

$1980

$1830

$490

Apr-Sep,2017

$2070

$1930

$1780

$430

Deluxe Class

Oct-Dec,2017

$2320

$2230

$2020

$675

Apr-Sep,2017

$2260

$2110

$1950

$645

Superior Class

Oct-Dec,2017

$2640

$2480

$2320

$955

Apr-Sep,2017

$2530

$2390

$2220

$895

Note: child price is 80% of adult price.

Accommodations:
City Standard Class Deluxe Class Superior Class

Phnom Penh

Asia Palace Hotel

Phnom Penh Hotel

Le Royal Phnom Penh Hotel

Siem Reap

Monorach Angkor Hotel

Somadevi Angkor

Sokha Angkor Hotel 

HoChiMinh City

Le Duy Hotel

Grand Hotel 

Majestic Hotel

Hanoi

Medallion Hotel

Lan Vien Hotel

Nikko Hotel

Halong

Oriental Sail/Deluxe Junk

Oriental Sail/Deluxe Junk

Indochina Sails/Luxury Junk 


Inclusions

  • Air fare of Phnom Penh/Siem Reap/Ho Chi Minh Ctiy/Hanoi.
  • Tour price includes sightseeing and meals as specified on the itinerary; private transfers, ground transportation, hotel accommodations, and the services of an English- speaking guide and driver.
  • Puppet show ticket & Cyclo fee & Mineral water: 2 bottles per person per day

Exclusions

  • International Airfare, please contact us for discount international airfare starting from your city.
  • Passport or Vietnamese visa application fees.
  • Tips to guides and drivers.
  • Expenses of a personal nature.
  • Airport tax.
  • Fuel Surcharge.

Important Remarks

  • All prices are subject to change without notice.
  • For different scheduled tour, please contact us for a price quote.
  • All prices are quoted in US dollars, per person based on two people sharing a room (double occupancy).
  • One person’s price includes the hotel single supplement
  • All prices exclude International airfare, visa, tipping, and personal expenses.
  • For international flight departing from your city, please contact our agents for special discount airfare.
  • Lotus Travel highly recommends clients to purchase travel insurance. The Travel Plus Plan offered by the Travelex Insurance Company has excellent travel benefits and children 15 and under are free of charge when traveling with an adult.
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