Indochina, or the Indochinese Peninsula, is a region in Southeast Asia. It lies roughly east of India, south of China.

Note that the term Sino-Indian is used to describe things relating to India and China. (e.g. Sino-Indian relations). The term Indochina is exclusively used to denote this region.

Historically, the countries of Mainland Southeast Asia received cultural influence from China and India, but to varying degrees. Many Southeast Asian countries are influenced mainly by the culture of India with a smaller influence from the culture of China. However, this is actually reversed in the culture of Vietnam where the main foreign influence is from the culture of China with a much smaller influence from India, largely via the Champa civilization that Vietnam conquered during its southward expansion

 

VIETNAM & CAMBODIA ROUND TRIP

 

TOUR CODE: VI-2301
 

 


HANOI - HALONG BAY - HUE - HOIAN - SAIGON - SIEM REAP
 

 

DAY 01: HANOI -ARRIVAL (-/-/-)  
You are welcomed by our guide at Noibai airport and then be transferred to your hotel in the center of city. Check in at hotel. 
In the afternoon, visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum from outside, one pillar pagoda, Ho Chi Minh former residence, Hoan Kiem lake with Ngoc Son temple and Temple of Literature
Attend the permance of waterpuppetry.
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 02: HANOI - HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT CRUISE  (B/L/D)
08.00: pick up at your hotel, drive to Halong Bay (no escort guide from Hanoi)

a) STANDARD AND SUPERIOR PROGRAM WITH BAI THO TRADITIONAL WOODEN JUNK 
Upon arrival, check in registration and aboard Bai Tho Traditional Wooden Junk for a welcome drink.
13:00 – 14:30: Fresh seafood set lunch while our Halong Sails is peaceful passing Burn of Incense, Dog, Fighting Cock Island and Halong fishing Village.
15:00 – 16:00: Visit the most magical Sung Sot Cave.
16:30 – 18:00: Trekking and swimming at Titov island where you give you a chance to view Halong Bay from the top and do kayaking nearby.
19:00 – 20:30: Dinner on the bay.
20:30 – 11:30: Enjoy film or squid fishing
Overnight on deluxe cabin

b) FIRST CLASS PROGRAM WITH BHAYA CLASSIC CRUISE
12.00 - 12.30 Check-in at Bhaya Café, Halong City. Embark on Bhaya Classic for a Welcome Cocktail followed by a cruise briefing.
13.00 - 15.30 Enjoy Vietnamese buffet lunch as Bhaya Classic heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
15.30 - 17.00 Visit the fishing village by tender (30 minutes each) then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Discover the fishing village by local rowing boat, Kayak into the village or swim near the boat 
Optional onboard activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, etc.;
Trip by tender to an isolated pristine beach for swimming, snorkeling, etc. 
17.00 Bhaya Classic cruises through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. 
Happy Hour & Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck.
19.30 Set-dinner onboard.
21.00 Retire to your cabin or join the fishing program.
Overnight aboard Bhaya Classic

DAY 03: HALONG BAY CRUISE – HANOI - HUE 

a) STANDARD AND SUPERIOR PROGRAM WITH BAI THO TRADITIONAL WOODEN JUNK (B/L/-) 
06:30 – 07:00: Experience Tai Chi Lesson on the sundeck
07:00 – 08:00: Set menu breakfast.
08:00 – 09:00: Visit Luon Cave by small boat then the boat passes Man head island, Turtle Island.
09:30: Check out of cabin and clear the bills
10:00 – 10:30: Demontration of cutting flowers from fruits & roots.
11:00: Check out the boat to transfer to Cua Vang for lunch

b) FIRST CLASS PROGRAM WITH BHAYA CLASSIC CRUISE (B/-/-) 
06.15 Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 Bhaya Classic weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.
08.30 Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).
09.30 Return to Bhaya Classic. Buffet brunch is served onboard. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor.
11.00 Disembark at Bhaya Café

Return to Hanoi by private car (no excort guide), arrive in Hanoi about 16.00 pm then heading to airport for flight to Hue
Meet on arrival Hue and transfer to hotel
Overnight hotel.

DAy 04: HUE - HOIAN (B/-/-)
Start to explore Hue charming city begins with the scenic boat trip on Perfume river to visit Thien Mu pagoda then continue to visit Imperial Citadel, Forbidden Purple City, Minh Mang and Tu Duc royal tombs
Drive to Hoian via  the most spectacular pass of Vietnam – the Pass of Ocean and Cloud. Stop over is made at Lang Co fishing village. Arrive Hoian and check in your hotel.  
Overnight at hotel

DAY 05: HOIAN - MY SON - HOIAN (B/-/-)
Drive to visit My Son, the ruined ancient Cham capital. Myson is described as the most important sanctuary of the Cham people. Back to Hoian.  Walking to explore charming Hoian town with small houses, streets and gentle people making Hoian a nice and unique character of a town which UNESCO names as World Cultural Heritage
Overnight at hotel.

DAY 6: HOIAN – FREE DAY (B/-/-)
Full day free at leisure at beach or own activities
Overnight at hotel

DAY 07: HOIAN - DANANG - HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI - HO CHI MINH (B/-/-)
Transfer to Danang airport for morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Meet on arrival, transfer to visit Cu Chi tunnels – the complex underground system used by Viet Minh during the war. Back to Saigon.
Overnight at hotel        
    
DAY 08: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA (MY THO) - HO CHI MINH CITY (B/-/-)
Coach trip to My Tho. Take a boat trip to visit an island and taste some fruit. Continue on small sampans to visit more of the local life. Drive back Ho Chi Minh City and drop off at hotel.
Overnight at hotel          

DAY 09: HO CHI MINH CITY - SIEM REAP (B/-/-)
Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport (without guide) for flight to Siem Reap
Arrive Siem Reap, we will be met and transferred to the hotel. Afternoon, we start to visit the beginning of Angkor period of Rolous group: Preah Kor, Bakong and Lo Lei temple. 
Overnight at hotel    

DAY 10: SIEM RIEP (B/-/-)
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 Heading out of the town to visit some outlying sights including the Preah Dark village, the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei and the Banteay Samre Temple, with its impressive relieves depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends.
12:00 We go to local restaurant for a lunch by your own arrangement.
14:00 We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers, Pre Rup, East Mebon, Chau Say Tevorda.  
Overnight at hotel    

DAY 11: SIEM REAP (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 Drive to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.
13:30 Visit the world wonder of Angkor Wat and sunset from Phnom Bakheng Hill.
Overnight at hotel   

DAY 12: SIEM REAP - PHNOMPENH (B/-/-)
We board on boat in Tonle Sap Lake. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals.
Afternoon, speedboat on the Tonle Sap to Phnompenh. A shorten commentary on brief history of The Kingdom of Cambodia and Phnom Penh City will give the basic information in regards to this full mysteries country and check in at hotel.
Overnight at hotel      

DAY 13: PHNOMPENH - UDONG STUPAS (B/-/-)
Depart from Phnom Penh. En route, visit a Cham Muslim village. Arrive at Phnom Baset. Visit the pre-Angkorian temple (8th century) and the pagoda to view the reclining Buddha. Enjoy the beautiful view of the surrounding plains and rice-fields from the hilltop.
Drive to Udong then, visit the various temples and the three large stupas where the ashes of three former Kings are preserved. Next, visit the most impressive structure of the site, the "Vihara of the 18-Cubit Buddha". En route to Phnom Penh, stop to visit a silver craft village.
Overnight at hotel    

DAY 14: PHNOMPENH -DEPARTURE (B)
Firstly, visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Travelers will proceed to visit Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony, continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was build since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others and genocide of Toul Sleng museum not to be missed.The rest of day, you will shopping and excursion at the Central Market and Toul Tompong Market you will feel a bustling daily life of local people with Cambodian's special character through local specialties, their houses, their face, Palaces and buildings of Khmer & Colonial style architectures.
Transfer to Phnom Penh International airport departure flight.

 

 


     

 

Valid from 01-Oct-2014 to 31-Sep-2015

 All prices are per person

   

1 pax

2 pax

3 - 4 pax

5 -9 pax

10+

Standard (2 star)

$3127

$2190

 $1990

$1710

$1600

Superior (3 star)

$3386

$2320

 $2140

$1860

$1740

First (4 star)

$4096

$2700

$2500

$2255

$2150 

  


Price includes

  • Accommodation sharing a double room.
  • All airport transfers
  • Air-conditioned ground transportation
  • All boat, ferry and train transportation as per itinerary
  • Kayak fee Halong Bay (2 people per kayak)
  • Admissions to all noted attractions (Angkor Wat 3 day visitor´s pass)
  • Intra-Vietnam airfares: Hanoi-Hue, Danang-Saigon (airport tax included), price is subject to change
  • International flight ticket from Saigon to Siem Reap and departure tax, price is subject to change
  • Speedboat ticket Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
  • Service of an English/French speaking local stationed guide
  • VAT and other taxes
Price exclusive
  • Immigration fees to Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Optional Activites on Cruise
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature
  • International flight ticket to Vietnam and from Cambodia and departure tax



Hotels used for Standard class
 

 

City Hotel & room type Website
Hanoi Duc Thai (superior) or
Hanoi Holiday (superior room)
http://www.holidayhanoihotel.com
www.ducthaihotel.com
Halong Bay Bai Tho Traditional Junk
Hai Long Junk
http://www.halongsails.com
http://www.hailongjunk.com
Hue Hue Holiday hotel (superior room) www.hueholidayhotel.com
Hoian Vinh Hung 2 http://www.vinhhunghotels.com.vn/hoi-an-vinh-hung-2-hotel.htm
Saigon An An 2 hotel www.anan2hotel.vn
Siem Reap Angkor Way hotel, superior

www.angkorwayhotel.com

Phnompenh Diamond hotel, superior

http://www.diamondhotelpnh.com/


Hotels used for Superior class
 

 

City Hotel & room type Website
Hanoi Medallion (superior)
Boss (superior)
http://www.medallion-hanoi.com
http://www.bosshanoihotel.com
Halong Bay Bai Tho Traditional Junk
Hai Long Junk
http://www.halongsails.com
http://www.hailongjunk.com
Hue Asia (deluxe room) or Orchid hotel (superior) http://www.asiahotel.com.vn
http://www.orchidhotel.com.vn
Hoian Hoian hotel, superior room www.hoiantourist.com/hoianhotel/english/index.html
Saigon Elios or Sapphire (superior room) http://www.sapphirehotel.com.vn
http://www.://elioshotel.vn/
Siem Reap Angkor Holiday, superior www.angkorholidayhotel.com
Phnompenh Hotel Castle, standard www.hotelcastle.com.kh


Hotels used for First class
 

 

City Hotel & room type Website
Hanoi Silk Path Hanoi (silk deluxe room) http://www.silkpathhotel.com/en/Home.html
Halong Bay Bhaya Cruise or Emotion Cruise http://www.bhayacruises.com/
www.halong-emotion.com
Hue Saigon Morin, superior room www.morinhotel.com.vn
Hoian Golden Sand, superior garden view www.swiss-belhotel.com/properties/hoian/sbgs_home.html
Saigon Grand hotel, superior room www.grandhotel.vn
Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor, standard room www.somadeviangkor.com
Phnompenh Sunway hotel, standard room www.sunwayhotels.com
A:Available - This tour is available for booking.
R:On Request - This tour is on request only
All prices are per person.
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