We designed this trip to combine the most spectacular wonders of this two exotic Indochina countries. Admire the Wonder of the World- Angkor Wat — the largest monument of the Angkor group and the best preserved, is an architectural masterpiece. Its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief’s and sculpture make it one of the finest monuments in the world. The World’s Heritage site – Halong Bay with their majestic scenery, spectacular Caves and local life. Getting extra value with trekking through the local hill tribe villages in Sapa and get a deep taste of local culture. Spend a day tour around Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam with narrow and crowded street, wide tree-lined boulevards, charming lake and ancient pagoda.
Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival
Meal: N/A/ Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Welcome to Siem Reap – A home of Angkor Temple On your arrival at Siem Reap Airport, your tour guide and driver will pick you up at the airport for your transfer to hotel in city central. Rest of the day you will be free for relax or walking on the street.
Day 2: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples.
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
Early morning, we will take the “tuk tuk” to transfer to the temple to catch the sun rising behind the five towers of Angkor Wat with the picturesque colors of sunrise reflecting on the pond. Sunrise at Angkor Wat is a valuable activities with alot of people take part in. Back to hotel for breakfast then start to discover the mysterious Angkor temples, eighth wonder of the world and spectacular ancient capital of the powerful Khmer Dynasty. We start with south gate: Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, Ancient Royal Palace, Terrace of elephant and Tomb Raider Temple at Ta Prom (it is the most famous of big root covered with them). Afternoon, visit the world heritage of Angkor Wat temple with a plant of folktale and history on the walls, and continue to climb up Bakheng Mountain for sunset of panoramic rice paddy and West Baray from the top. Dinner at local restaurant and overnight.
Day 3: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Hanoi.
Meals: Breakfast/Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
After breakfast, Taking a walk through a peaceful Siem Reap neighborhood to learn about the local way of life. Then we transfer to Tonle Sap Lake to board a local boat for a cruise through the floating villages. Transfer back to Siem Reap for lunch then go to the airport to board a flight to Hano, the capital of Vietnam. On your arrival, our car and tour guide will take you to the city central, check in hotel and spend rest time for relax.
Day 4: Hanoi City Tour – Night train to Lao Cai.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch-Accommodation: Overnight on the train.
Today you have a full day to explore the capital of Vietnam. You will visit main attraction site in Hanoi like: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Stilt house, One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace); the Temple of Literature; the Quan Thanh Temple, Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake; and the most attraction museum in Hanoi is the Ethnology Museum or History Museum. In the late afternoon, you will enjoy a traditional Water Puppet show – a unique Vietnamese Art. Dinner by your own arrangement before transfer to railway station for overnight train to Lao Cai.
Day 5: Lao Cai – Sapa.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch – Accommodation: hotel in Sapa
Arrival at Lao Cai station in the early morning, you will be greeted by your local tour guide then transfer you to Sapa town. Have Breakfast and relax for a while before start to trek to visit Muong Hoa Valley for breathtaking scenery and is the largest farmland for rice growing in SaPa. You will trek along Muong Hoa River through terraced fields passing some hamlets of the H’Mong people. The walk take you from Lao Chai village of the Black H’mong People to Ta Van village of the Zay people to see the local life of ethnic people, the living standard, costume and their hospitality.
Day 6: Sapa – Matra – Ta Phin Village – Express Bus to Hanoi.
The walk starts from Sapa and go through the beautiful gardens and lush pine forests uphill. You will visit Ma Tra village, the Black Hmong tribal hiding way from the town. The walk continues passing rice terraced fields and stunning landscapes of the Sapa. You then arrive Taphin Village for lunch. At this village, you might be mesmerized about the unmixed cultural life of Black Hmong and Red Dao minorities, 2 largest ethnic groups in the area, which are expressed via great stories told by local elderly. You are also given chances to visit some of traditional houses here before returning to Sapa by car. Take a 6 hour on tourist bus to Hanoi. Overnight in hotel in Hanoi.
Day 7: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay
Meal: Breakfast, lunch, dinner– Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.
After enjoy a breakfast, you will head out for a 3-4 hour ride to embark on your amazing Halong Bay cruise. Sailing around the UNESCO world heritage site, you could marvel at the grotesque limestone Karsts in the islands of Ha Long Bay, such as Dinh Huong and Ga Choi etc. Later on the agenda, you will go ashore to visit one of the fascinating caves in the bay area. And you will stay overnight on board.
Day 8: Ha Long – Hanoi
Meal: Breakfast/Brunch-Accommodation: On Cruise
Continue sailing around Ha Long Bay today. Get an early start to join a Tai Chi lesson with other passengers on the deck, or just sock in the beautiful view of limestone islands, charming beaches and amazing grotto. After breakfast, you will visit a majestic Amazing Cave – the most spectacular cave in Ha Long Bay. Then go back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock. Afterwards, your tour guide would wait for you at the dock and transfer you to the hotel in the city enter. The rest of the day will be open to your own agenda.
Day 9: Hanoi Departure.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport to catch the flight for your next destination. Your memorable tour ends here.
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