Dep: Feb 2020 (Ex Cochin)
VIETNAM:- is a long, narrow nation shaped like the letter s. It is in Southeast Asia on the eastern edge of the peninsula known as Indochina. Its neighbours include China to the north and Laos and Cambodia to the west. The South China Sea lies to the east and south.
CAMBODIA: – the country on the Indochinese mainland of Southeast Asia. Cambodia is largely a land of plains and great rivers and lies amid important overland and river trade routes linking China to India and Southeast Asia.
On arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to your hotel. In the late afternoon, take one-hour cyclo around the Old Quarter and Lake of the Restored Sword. Enjoy a water puppet performance, a folk art tradition unique to northern Vietnam. Dinner at a local restaurant. Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi.
MEAL: INDIAN DINNER
7.30 – 8.00: Private bus and guide will pick you up at your hotel, and depart for the 3.5-hour drive that takes you through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to Halong Bay, which has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arriving in Halong, board a wooden junk are designed in time-honoured traditional style, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. Set sail on a join-in cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, giving you the chance to take in the stunning scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site. While on board, you will be served a sumptuous fresh seafood lunch. There will be opportunities to swim on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck and visit one of the most beautiful limestone grotto. When the sun sets, we will drop anchor for the night, near a remote island. This junk has a lovely dining room, bar, and private bedrooms with showers. Accommodation on board in Halong Bay.
NOTE: 2 days cruise itinerary is subject to change bases on each cruise company, an English speaking guide is available onboard. MEAL: BREAKFAST/ VIETNAMESE LUNCH/ VIETNAMESE DINNER
Morning enjoy the sunrise breakfast with tea, coffee, milk, cake, etc. Sitting on the upper deck, you can relax while taking in the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the emerald water of the bay. Cruises back to the dock while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Boat arrive at harbour by noon and you will be transferred back to Hanoi. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.
MEAL: BREAKFAST/ VIETNAMESELUNCH/ INDIAN DINNER
This morning, take Hanoi city tour covering Ba Dinh historical square and Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (Close on Monday, Friday & from 15th Jun to 15th Aug for maintenance), Ho Chi Minh house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature (The 1st University of Vietnam). After having lunch, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, where you will be met and transferred to hotel for a two-night stay. Upon arrival, welcome by tour guide in Siem Reap. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.
MEAL: BREAKFAST/ INDIAN LUNCH/ INDIAN DINNER
Breakfast at hotel, explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300-meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. Last you will visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty! Giant trees have grown here for centuries and lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. After the short rest, we would enjoy Apsara dance show, the traditional Khmer dance-drama performance, which are not merely dance but also telling a story. Dinner at Indian restaurant. Have a funny time at bars and pubs at Angkor night market! Overnight in Siem Reap.
MEAL: BREAKFAST/ INDIAN LUNCH/ ASIA BUFFET DINNER
Breakfast at hotel, free leisure on own arrangement until time transfer to airport for flight onwards! On the way, if there is time we will visit Puok, the real and original place of the Artisans d’Angkor silk, where you will see the full process of silk producing, from the silkworms munch on the Mulberry leaves to spin their cocoons which used to make silk warp. You, of course, will see the weaving work and purchase the high-quality silk products as a beautiful Cambodia souvenir. Straight to Siemreap airport for your departure.
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