Join us as we travel into the heart and soul of South East Asia. Starting off in Vietnam, cruise through dramatic karst scenery on a boat tour of Halong Bay and be awed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. In Cambodia, discover the country’s fascinating history and culture in Siem Reap’s heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. Combining highlights of both countries, the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour will open your eyes to the delights of South East Asia and leave you awe-struck by these magical locations.
Siem Reap – Hanoi
Arrival in Siem Reap airport, our driver and our tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to hotel in Siem Reap for relaxing. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
In the morning – 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
Breakfast at the hotel, you have free time and then our driver will transfer you to Siem Reap airport and take the flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival Ho Chi minh airport, pick up and transfer to hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Free time for relaxing and exploring city. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi minh
After having breakfast at hotel, our guide and driver will pick you up and we start driving from Saigon through rice paddies and small villages to My Tho (70km ~ 1.5 hours), Stop for half hours to visit Vinh Trang pagoda –one of the most beautiful and famous landmarks in the region
Up on your arrival, start boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.
Stop over at Unicorn Island, go walking around country lane and seeing orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation, Honey Bee farm and try special hot tea from the farm.
After feasting on a delicious lunch, we drive back to Ho Chi Minh City.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Breakfast at the hotel, you have free time and then our driver will transfer you to Ho Chi Minh airport and take the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival Hanoi airport, pick up and transfer to hotel in Hanoi. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
8h00: We pick you up at your hotel, departure for Hoa Lu – Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way
10.30: After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu – the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple.
in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).
Have lunch at local restaurant.
After lunch you will get on bamboo boat – rowed by the local people – in Hoang Long river to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.
If you like to go biking, it is a good idea. You will have chance to visit real villages and amazing landscapes by bicycle about one hour (from Restaurant).
16.00: We take the car come back Ha Noi.
18.30: We arrive Ha Noi
Then back to hotel for relaxing. You will have 3 hours for dinner and relaxingbefore taking the train to sapa. Then our driver will pick you up at hotel around 20h00 and transfer to train station. Overnight on board (Sharing cabin with 02 another guest)
You will arrive at Lao Cai at about 6.30. Short car trip to Sapa of about 40km from Lao Cai. Check in a hotel Panorama in Sapa. Relax or optional visit in the morning. Star visiting the village by private car to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. A 2km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. Lunch at a local family, it gives you a worth chance for you to learn about the local house architecture which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. Enjoy the landscapes…on the way. Get back to Sapa by private car. Overnight in Sapa.
After breakfast in your hotel, our guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 6 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before back to Sapa by private car and transfer to station for taking the train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train. (Sharing cabin with 02 another guest)
5h30a.m: You will arrive in Hanoi after Sapa. Our driver will pick you up and transfer to hotel for breakfast and relaxing at Angel Palace Hotel 3*.
7.30-7.45 AM: Our bus or private car will pick you up at your hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter
12.30 PM: Arrive at Paloma office in Halong City. Get on boat and check in cabin
13.30 PM: Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay. We start sailing among famous Islets (Indochina studio, Am Islets…) of Bai Tu Long Bay.
15:15 – 15:40 PM : Visit and explore the Thien Canh Son Cave and Kayaking.
18:00 PM: Sunset party
19.00 PM: Having dinner and overnight on boat.
Overnight on Paloma Cruise.
06. 00 AM: Starting your day with Tai Chi while complimentary tea & coffee are served.
07.00 AM: Have breakfast
07:45 – 09.00 AM: Exploring Vung Vieng Fishing Village: Discover the daily life of the fisher communities by bamboo boat (one hour). Short visit to the Pearl Farm to learn how natural are grown.
10:00 AM: Check out cabin. Then return to dining room for Vietnamese cooking class.
10:30 AM: Have lunch.
11: 45 AM: Arrive at Hon Gai Harbour. Get on bus back to Hanoi
16: 30 PM: You will arrive at your hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel, then you have free time until our driver will transfer you to Hanoi airport and take the flight to your country.