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|Group size||2 – 25 pax(s)||Validity||01 Jan 2023 – 31 Dec 2023|
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|Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL (-/-/-)|
|Upon arrival at Noi Bai Airport, welcome by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in (after 14:00). Then, free at leisure to discover Hanoi by yourself
Overnight in Hanoi
|Day 2: HANOI FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B/L/-)|
|Today’s tour of Hanoi provides an in-depth look in to the history and culture of the city. Visit the house and Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh (Closed on Mondays, Fridays and every afternoon), the country’s oldest university – the Temple of Literature– and the lakeside Tran Quoc Pagoda. A chauffeured ride though the city’s Old Quarter is an invigorating way to explore the dozens of small streets and lively shop fronts in this area before ending this afternoon at one of the dozens of museums in the area.
Overnight in Hanoi.
|Day 3: HANOI – HALONG BAY CRUISE (B/L/D)|
|Breakfast at your hotel. Morning depart for Ha Long Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Ha Long Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Ha Long Bay.Cruise amongst the bay’s rock formations and floating villages. As the sun sets, enjoy dinner onboard and your boat will anchor in the bay for the night.
Overnight on cruise
Note: The itinerary of cruise will be changed due to the weather without prior notice.
|Day 4: HALONG BAY CRUISE – HANOI – FLIGHT TO HUE (BRUNCH/-)|
|Wake up early and see daylight filtering through the mist and towering rock formations, leaving you with a dream-like memory of your visit to Ha Long Bay. Enjoy breakfast and perhaps join a Tai Chi class on the boat’s deck before disembarking and transferring to Airport for a flight to Hue.
Upon arrival transfer to hotel for check-in, free at leisure
Overnight in Hue
|Day 5: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR (B/-/-)|
|Our tour guide will pick you up at hotel in Hue then transfer to visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. You will also stop to visit the Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.
In the afternoon, start your Dragon boat trip on Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu Pagoda – Hue’s oldest and most beautiful pagoda, thought to be the symbol of religion and spirit of the Hue people. Then we take a short drive to elaborate Royal tomb of Tu Duc Emperor which is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque and largest works of architecture of Nguyen Dynasty’s royal palaces and tombs. Finally, visit Dong Ba Market is the biggest commercial center of Thua Thien – Hue province and the adjacent regions
Overnight in Hue
|Day 6: HUE – MARBLE MOUNTAIN – HOI AN (B/-/-)|
|After breakfast, leaving for Hoian, halfway between Danang and Hue lies the Hai Van Pass, which is the dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam. Continue Northwards on Hai Van Pass where you will have a magnificent view of the My Khe Sea, stop at Lang Co beach to have a break. Then, visit Marble Mountain is a group of five marble and limestone mountains, named after the five elements of the ancient oriental philosophy: metal, wood, water, fire and earth.
Arrival Hoian, check in hotel, free at leisure
Overnight in Hoian
|Day 7: HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN – FREE AT LEISURE (B/-/-)|
|Morning: visit the ancient city of Hoi An which former name’s Faifo where there were a lot of Chinese living together with the Japanese and Vietnamese. Explore the sights of its quaint historic district with your private guide. Cross over the old wooden slats of the Japanese covered bridge. Imagine life over one hundred years ago at meticulously-maintained Phung Hung Ancient House and take in the stunning Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Stop at Hoi An’s busy local market.
Afternoon: Free at leisure
Overnight in Hoian
|Day 8: HOI AN – DANANG FLIGHT TO SAI GON – HALFDAY TOUR (B/-/-)|
|Free at leisure till time transfer to Airport for flight to Saigon
Upon arrival transfer to hotel for check in (after 14:00)
In the afternoon: Visit the Cathedral of Notre Dame (outside) as well as the Centre Post Office and pass by the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville) and old Opera House. Visit The Unification Palace, which formerly was Independence palace of the South Vietnamese President. Then visit one of the most famous history museums, the War Remnants Museum, you have totally transformed your ordinary visit to Ho Chi Minh City to an intellectual yet remarkable trip.
Overnight in Saigon
|Day 9: SAI GON – CAI BE FLOATING MARKET – CAN THO (B/L/-)|
|We travel west by coach to the Mekong Delta, a wonder of nature where the enormous Mekong River splits into branches on its way to the South China Sea. The tour will be started by boat to visit Cai Be colorful floating market and cruising among local barges full of fruits and vegetables. Then stop at local workshops where you can learn how to make rice paper, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn…you can try and taste all kinds of candies with their family.
And take the rowing boat deeper into the countryside on smaller canals and to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere.
It is so interesting to see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves and see some activities of the local farmers with an opportunity to interact with them and see how they catch fish…
After lunch, we can walk around and then we will enjoy some kinds of fruits when listening to the traditional music
The cruise will end at Vinh Long city
Return to the pier and drive to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho
|Day 10: CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – CHAU DOC (B/L/-)|
|07:30 We start the boat trip from Ninh Kieu boat station and cruising a long the Can Tho river with the very busy water traffic.
08:00 we are arriving to Cai Rang floating market-the biggest floating market in the Mekong delta.where we can have chance to get the most colourful pictures. And more over, the floating markets are started from twilight.Nature and the universe as the flashes woke up by the waters of oars,their explosion engines,all kind of boats collided,the call of welcome… made the market more lively . The native people are always hustling to pool, paddle and ride all different kinds of boats for carrying all other types of farm products to market for sale. So different with the other kind of market, the floating markets in Mekong delta got the very colorful advertising culture by hanging their products on bamboo poles to show the other traders what their boats are beeing sold.
From the fruits,meat,shrimps,fishes until the lottery tickets, coffee …are traded all over again on the river by the boats which is the floating images bring “copyright” of the Western countryside.Coming with the floating markets!
After discovering Cai Rang floating market, our boat will stop over at one of the trader ‘s boat where we can go up to the sun deck to get pictures with the whole market and try some tropical fruits or learning about how the local people do trading in the river.
08:30 We will get off the boat to walk around the An Binh market– this is the very lively farmer market, where we can see all things from Mekong delta farm…
09:00 Back to the boat then continue to Rau Ram canal for walking tour along the village road to see the activities of local life and stop to visit The rice noodle workshop to learn how to make rice noodle…
We are cruising to the other canal to enjoy the fresh air and peaceful atmosphere of countryside.
10:00 We stop over at Ba Cong tropical fruit garden and learn how to do gardening. Then taste and enjoy fresh tropical fruits and green tea with their family.
10:45 We are leaving the countryside for cruising back to Can Tho city.
11:15 Tour will be ended at Ninh Kieu boat station.
12:00: Lunch at local Restaurant
13:00: Transfer to Chau Doc, upon arrival check in hotel. Free at leisure
Overnight in Chau Doc
|Day 11: CHAU DOC – SPEED BOAT TO PHNOMPENH – CITY TOUR (B/-/-)|
|After breakfast, take morning speedboat to Phnompenh. Upon arrival pick up and transfer to visit Royal Palace is a royal residence now where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live, it is like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda, serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. Finally visit Wat Phnom Temple is one of the most important pagodas in Phnom Penh. Built in 1373 on an artificial hill by the wealthy widow Daun Chi Penh.
Overnight in Phnom Penh.
|Day 12: PHNOMPENH CITY TOUR – PRIVATE TRANSFER TO SIEMREAP (B/-/-)|
|We visit the Toul Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek-both grim reminders of Cambodia’s bloody past under Pol Pot. It is almost inconceivable to confront the nature of true evil here in this gentle land, but the Buddhist memorial at Choeung Ek, commemorates the 1.7 million victims of the 1975-79 Pol Pot regime. This excursion may prove distressing for some. It is, however, an important piece of this country’s historical and cultural puzzle. Then transfer to Siem Reap by overland with tour guide escort. Upon arrival pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
|Day 13: SIEMREAP TOUR (B/L/-)|
|Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor Area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is 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. We visit 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.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
|Day 14: SIEMREAP TOUR (B/-/-)|
|Breakfast at hotel. Visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. We 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. We spend the rest of time visiting the “Chantiers Ecoles – Les Artisans d’Angkor” which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. We will drive to the Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
|Day 15: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE (B/-/-)|
|Breakfast at hotel. Free with your leisure till transfer to airport for departure flight (check out time: 12:00 noon)
End of service!
List of accommodations
Remarks for meal
Meals are a fusion on local food with a daily normal buffet breakfast at the hotel. Guests should advise any special food preferences, allergies or dietary requirements at least one (1) week prior to the arrival date.
GENERAL TERMS & CONDITIONS
Remarks for check-in and check-out schedules
Check-in time: at the hotel: after 14h00 – on the cruise: before 12h00.
Check-out time: at the hotel & on the cruise: before 12h00.
Remarks for itinerary
The itinerary and schedule are subject to change due to local traffic situations, weather conditions, flight, or any unforeseen circumstances or local authority decisions. LV Travel reserves full rights to replace all items with the same values for guests.
Rates and Conditions
Prices are in GBP per person, based on two guests sharing a twin or double room in the hotels mentioned above.
Below rates are not valid for the period of Christmas, New Year (normally from 20 Dec to 10/ 15 Jan), Chinese/ Vietnamese New Year, Independence Day (30 April), May Day, National Day (02 Sep), Songkran festival (13-16 April), Golden Week (01-07 Oct), Loy Kratong (10-14 Nov), Myanmar Water Festival or Myanmar New Year (10-20 Apr), etc. Please contact us for further details in terms of specific dates.
SGL SUP: Single supplement
TPL difference: Triple difference
01 Jan 2023 – 30 Apr 2023 & 01 Oct 2023 – 31 Dec 2023
|Group size/ Price per person||2||3||4||5-7||8-9||10-15||16-20||21- 25||SGL supplement|
01 May 2023 – 30 Sep 2023
|Group size/ Price per person||2||3||4||5-7||8-9||10 – 15||16-20||21||SGL supplement|
Note : 1 FOC in half twin for groups from 16 pax up
Remarks for the price
16 full paying pax group is granted one FOC based on half twin sharing room (exclusive of extra service).
Please be aware that any changes in the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances might result in an increase in pricing.
Any damage caused to all services during the stay shall be payable by the passengers.
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