12 AWESOME DAYS EXPLORING THE CULTURES VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA. HAVE YOU TRIED?

You might have a dream of coming to visit some traditional cultures in the South-East Asia one day since those are always mysterious destinations that inspire adventurous people to explore. That is why Idealtravelasia recommends some attractive suggestions right now. Our advice would be a trip to come and see 2 old countries named Vietnam and Cambodia. You don’t have to wait so long. Here are some significant reasons why you should join us:

Day 1 – Let’s start with first day in Hanoi – the capital of Vietnam (D)

Once you arrive, you will be picked up at airport and transferred to hotel downtown. After a change and rest, you could stroll down the city of 1000 years for a first sightseeing. Then, you may take a cyclo drive around Hoan kiem Lake and Hanoi’s Old quarter which is followed by a welcome dinner in a warm bistro in Hanoi.

Early morning in Hanoi – Vietnam’s heart

Day 2 – A day around Hanoi city (B, D)

The small city of Hanoi is filled with broad, tree-lined boulevards that evoke the allure of Old Asia and its French heritage. The city tour of Hanoi will include visiting Hochiminh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Literature Temple, Hoa lo Prison, Ethnology Museum and Water Puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 – An amazing day hanging out in Halong Bay – one of the 7 latest wonders of the world (B, L)

In here, you can enjou boarding our traditional wooden junks, pushing the boat out for an overnight journey, sipping on a refreshing welcome drink upon check in before you begin your cruise through the bay.Feast on a delicious lunch as you will visit hundreds of islets (Dinh Huong islet, Ga Choi – Fighting Cock islet, Dog islet, Finger islet, etc.) to discover unspoilt caves of Halong Bay, especially Sung Sot cave, one of the most imposing grottos of the Bay. Then , you will swim at Soi Sim beach or Titov beach or a short trek to the top of Titov mountain for a magnificent panorama scenery. Afterwards, you can enjoy your dinner with fresh seafood on board, fishing or chatting with your friends or family. Overnight on Ha Long Bay aboard.

Ha Long Bay – the most attractive destination in Vietnam

Day 4 – Come back to Ha Noi (B, L, D)

For those who wake up early, complimentary tea, coffee, fruit and cake are served. At 8.00 a.m: you will visit Luon cave on small bamboo boat which is paddled by out crew staff and enjoy the crystal clear wind along the coast covered by high islets and mountains. Then we will be back to our Junk again. At here we can enjoy Sail past rock formations such as Man’s Head islet, Tortoise islet, Butterfly cave, Lion islet, Bai Tho mountain, enjoy the tranquil scenery as the boat meanders its way through the bay on the way back to Ha Long city, etc. After that, we will remind you to arrange your luggage and do the check out onboard at around 9.00 am. At the rest, you are served a brunch while your boat weaves through strange-shaped limestone rock formations. Next, we will return to Ha Long for disembarkation where your driver are waiting for you to come back Hanoi. You will sleep  in Ha Long Bay for the last night.

Day 5 – A memorised experience in Saigon – the biggest city of Vietnam (B, L, D)

As schedule, we will take a flight to Saigon in the morning, upon arrival commence sightseeing of the city. One of Southeast Asia’s worth living cities, Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is Vietnam’s largest metropolis and its economic heartbeat. Then, we will visit Cholon (Big Market), the Chinatown of Saigon, Thien Hau Pagoda – dedicated to the goddess of the sea, Ben Thanh Markets, the Presidential Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Last, you will have dinner while cruising on Saigon river.

Day 6 – An adventure along the Mekong Delta (B, L, D)

Floating market in the Mekong Delta

It will be an all day excursion to the Mekong Delta. In this place, you can enjoy a river cruise passing through floating markets with colorful boats filled with fruits, rice, food, a floating market with fish-pond inside houses. Then stop at Thoi son island and have lunch with honey wine in an orchard looking over the river, followed by a folk show by locals. The last activity would be Visiting Vinh Trang pagoda and a coconut mill before returning to saigon. At night you will kip in Saigon.

Day 7 – Let’s go and see Cu chi tunnel (B, D)

In the morning, we will take an excursion to the well-known Cu Chi Tunnels. It was built by the Vietcong during the war, the tunnels were part of an underground network that provided a stronghold close to the city. After exploring the tunnels, which took decades to dig, we’ll be back in Saigon. Afternoon is the free time for shopping or strolling arround Saigon. You will have dinner and stay in Saigon for the last day in Vietnam.

DAY 8 – Siem reap – First day exploring Cambodia (B, D)

You will be free before boarding a flight to Siem Reap in the morning, On arrival, you will have time to enjoy spectacular views from the gateway town to the monuments of Angkor. Later in the afternoon, we will climb to the summit of Pre Rup temple to enjoy the stunning views over the surrounding landscape and watch the sunset. That night you wil sleep in Siem riep of course.

Angkor wat – the haunting heritage chain

Day 9 – Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom – an interesting chance to visit one of the most famous World Cultural Heritages (B, D)

This day, we will visit the highlight of any trip to Southeast Asia – the majestic Angkor Wat. This centuries-old monument is a stunning fusion of symmetry, spirituality and pure grandeur. Going on, visit Angkor Thom and the tour of monuments Bayon, Baphuon, the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Built by Angkor’s greatest King, this fortified city was believed to hold up to 1 million people at its height. You will absolutely enjoy your dinner with Apsara show.

Day 10 – Returning Siem Riep (B, D)

This morning, we will visit the most ethereal of the temples of Angkor, Ta Prohn. Partially enveloped by the surrounding jungle, the temple looks very much the same way most monuments did centuries ago when the first European explorers laid eyes on them. Then we continue visiting the temples Ta Keo, Chau Say Tevoda and the wood and stone-carving school, Les Chantiers Ecole.

Day 11 – Time for spirituality and peace-Bantey Srey Temple – Tonle Sap Lake (B, D)

We will travel by car to Banteay Srey temple ( 30Km from Siem Reap), citadel of women. After that, go to Kbal Spean, visit unique rock carving, called the river of 1000 lingas. The next would be an Excursion by boat to visit the Tonle Sap Lake, fishing village and mangrove forest. You will sleep in Siem riep for the last night.

Silk cotton or kapok tree roots (Ceiba Pentandra) invade the Khmer ruins of Ta Prohm, built by Jayavarman VII, part of Angkor Wat – Siem Reap, Cambodia

Day 12 – The last day in our journey (B)

Of course you will be free hanging out around Siem Riep or shopping untill the plane departs.

Tour end

If you are fond of Vietnam and want to stay more time, here are some good suggestions:

1001 REASONS TO VISIT NINH BINH

CAMPING IN CAT BA NATIONAL FOREST – EMERGING IN THE VIETNAM’S NATURE

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