14 DAYS EXPLORE VIETNAM – CAMBODIA TOUR
(14 DAYS / 13 NIGHTS)
AMAZING NORTHERN VIETNAM is the “Best seller” package of Lily’s Travel, Most of our customers choose this because of the reasonable prices and itinerary, which is take you to visit the most beautiful area of Vietnam.
- Day 1: Arrive Ha Noi
When you arrive at the airport, please head to pillar 10 of the airports, our driver will wait for you there and pick you up to your hotel.
- Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Free pick up at your hotel. Visit One Pillar Pagoda, which was founded by King Ly Thai To in 1049 - the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Then continue on to the Buddhist Tran Quoc Pagoda at West lake (One of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam). We then proceed to the Literature Temple and Quoc Tu Giam, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - its gardens and well-preserved architecture will offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Take you past Hoan Kiem Lake to see the peaceful waters and the beauty of Ngoc Son temple. In the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration.
- Day 3: Ha Long Bay 2 Days 1 Night
7h45 – 8h30 : Shuttle bus and Tour guide of Cozy Bay Cruise will pick you up at your hotel in Ha Noi Old Quarter. 8h45 : Departure to Halong Bay for 3.5 hours. 10h15: Arrive in Hai Duong province , and Have a short break for 20 minutes to relax. 12h00 : Arrive to Tuan Chau Harbor. 12h30: Welcome to Cozy Bay Cruise and Enjoy welcome to drink and get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check- in your cabin with Air-Conditioning. 13h00: Enjoy a special lunch with Vietnamese traditional dishes, while cruising in the magnificent Halong Bay, admiring the fascinating rock formations in the bay. 15h00: Visiting Sung Sot Cave (Surprising cave). 16h00: Our cruise will take you to the Titop Island, It is noted for having a viewpoint at its peak which affords splendid views all around Halong Bay or you can enjoy your swimming on romance sandy beach. 17h15: Come back to Cozy Bay Cruise then take a shower, Relax on sundeck, sunset watching in comfortable lounge chairs while drinking a cocktail or reading a book in the most magical moment. 19h00: Enjoy your dinner when sitting by overlooking sea view window in the night romantic Bay. 20h30: Playing some sports games like: Squid Fishing, Singing karaoke, or Relax on sundeck. Overnight on boat : Clean air- conditioning room
- Day 4: Ha Long - Ha Noi - Da Nang
6h00: Wake up in the early morning to see sunrise on sundeck . 7h00: Morning view of bay with a cup of tea of coffee. Have breakfast ! 7h40: Start visiting Halong Bay Pearl farm. The pearls in Halong are the most renowned in Vietnam. The process of farming and retrieving pearls takes years. 8h30: Do kayaking in Halong Bay, exploring Halong Bay in your own 10h00: Check-out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay. 10h45: Enjoy the lunch while Cruising back to Tuan Chau Harbour. 12h00: Cozy Bay Cruise is landing Halong Bay harbor, tourist say goodbye to sailors and finish the cruise. 12h30: Return to Hanoi by Shuttle Bus. 14h30: Stop over in Hai Duong province for short break. 16h30 - 17h00 : Arrive in Hanoi. Drop off at the Hotel. Fly to Da Nang (private car transfer 2 ways)
- Day 5: Coconut Forest Half Day Tour
08h30 – 09h00: Picking you up at your hotel, transfer to Hoi An. 09h30: Tour guide takes the tourists at Cua Dai bridge, Hoi An. Tourists walk about 5 minutes to the boat station. 10h00: Woodenboat takes you to visit and explore the Bay Mau coconut forest by round boat. Tourists will learn how to use fishing nets and experience the real life of the local people. Especially, tourists will see the artist showing their “shaking boat – cutting water” skills. 11h00: Boat go to Ecological Restaurant, relaxing at the leaf house. The tourists visit around the ecological tourism area, then gather to play the folk games with many prizes such as: go monkey bridge, jumping cover, through the cave,…. 13h00: Having lunch with a country specialty smell. 14h30: Shopping Local Specialities. Guide and car take the tourists to the hotel. Tour ends. See you later.
- Day 6: Free time in Hoi An
You have free time to visit some famous destination and experience street food of Hoi An
- Day 7: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh
Fly to Ho Chi Minh (private car transfer 2 ways)
- Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnel Half Day Tour
Cu Chi Tunnels is a legendary underground system of over 220 km of tunnels, a must-see for both Vietnamese and foreign travelers who are interested in the history of the Vietnam War. The tunnels are now a historical structure of Vietnam and considered a heroic district for the role they played in the resistance to US forces during the Vietnam War. The tunnels are located approximately 60km from Ho Chi Minh city. The tour departs at 8:00 am from office or from your hotel in district 1. Enjoy the scenery along the way, as we pass the lush, endless rice fields and the ducks are water buffaloes swimming in the rivers. You might find it hard to imagine that once the area was almost completely destroyed by bombs and mines from the war, when Cu Chi was a “free target zone “. Once we arrive, you will get a chance to walk through some of the tunnels, discover the hidden corners and imagine what life was like here for the resistance soldiers. If you like, try to cook with the smokeless stoves used by Vietnamese soldiers to cook during the war. You can even try foods which the soldiers lived on. If you’re feeling brave, or curious, you can even try your hand at shooting at AK-47, one of the guns used during the war. Head back to the city in the afternoon; the tour finishes at 2:30 PM
- Day 9: My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho
Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit VinhTrang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantations and villages. Proceed to Can Tho. Overnight in the hotel (family home-stay with dinner can be arranged on request). Free time to visit the bustling Can Tho market.
- Day 10: Can Tho - Chau Doc - Tra Su
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating markets (& Phong Dien is optional), which are the liveliest in the whole religion. Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to pass a "Monkey bridge" which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. On the way back stop by to visit Sam Mountain, the Cave pagoda (if time permitted). Back to the Town, hotel check in. Overnight in Chau Doc
- Day 11: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
After breakfast, take a nice boat trip to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh Int’s Airport or boat harbor process immigration procedure, then get your luggage and walk straight to the Exit Gate where our representative is waiting. After self-introduced, you’ll transfer directly around 30 minutes to the hotel in the city for check in (check in time is 2pm). Time to fresh-up and relax at hotel.
- Day 12: Phnom Penh - Siemreap
Breakfast at your hotel. We 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, continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was built since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others. Travelers will proceed to visit Independence Monument, which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony. Visit newly open SOSORO Museum, Cambodia Museum of economic and money. SOSORO has been designed to provide a unique perspective on Cambodia’s history and offers a sharper grasp on the constant interaction between money, the economy and politics. Next, we head to visit Wat Phnom “Mountain Pagoda” is a Buddhist temple that symbolizes the name of Phnom Penh, located on the hill. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1372 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong River and discovered by Lady Penh. Wat Phnom is the most popular place for local people come to play healthy spot or praying for their good luck as well as admire the sundown. Transfer to Phnom Penh bus station and take shuttle bus / minivan to Siem Reap. Upon arrival in Siem Reap bus station, meet our driver (no guide) and transfer to hotel for check-in.
- Day 13: Angkor Highlight
Enjoy breakfast at hotel. We drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire. We begin to visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. Photo stop at Terrace of the Leper King. Along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman 1 in the 11th century. Visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever.
- Day 14: Fly home
We will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place-to-place following water levels and current. And then ARTISAN D’ANGKOR has developed from the ambitious belief that it is possible to revive ancient Khmer Arts & Crafts while improving the lives of thousands of people living in rural areas. Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again.
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