Vietnam and Cambodia World Heritage Sites 13 days

No matter how many times you get to Indochina, you will never get tired of those stunning landscapes and their glorious history. You can choose us to lead you to discover the diverse wonders of Indochina with this tour. This total 14 -days journey will show you the deep beauty of Vietnam and Siem Riep – Cambodia.
Start
HoChi Minh
Finish
Siem Riep
Code
VLI 02
Ages
Not Specified
Group size
Min 2 pax
Price from
From 1350

Highlights

Vietnam:
E
xplore the colonial Saigon (Ho Chi Minh),and boat cruise to Mekong Delta.
Visit Hoian Ancient Town and relaxes the sandy beach.
Visit Hue Citadel.

Cambodia:
Seam Reap:Discover the splendid temples of Angkor, the main temple, the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom.

Itinerary

 

Vietland holidays tour guide will welcome you at  Tan Son Nhat  International airport and  pick you up to Central of Ho Chi Minh City for the hotel check-in.

We will have a shortly meeting.  We'll be collecting insurance details and next of kin information at this meeting, so please ensure you bring these details to provide to your leader.

Over-night  in Ho Chi Minh City.

Having breakfast at your hotel  & start visiting Saigon, the largest city in Vietnam. There are street markets, sidewalk cafes and sleek new bars. This teeming metropolis offers 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. To the west of the city is the huge Chinese neighborhood called Cholon, which means “Big Market”. Notre Dame Cathedral, in the heart of Saigon’s government quarter, is of neo-Romanesque architecture with two high square towers and iron spires. The Central Post Office is French-style and City Hall, known as “Hotel de Ville,” is typical of the French architecture that would be seen in any village in France. Visit the War Remnants Museum, featuring collections of weapons and photographs from the two Indochina wars.

Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Vietland Holidays Tour guide takes you to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province. Situated on the Mekong River, 75 kilometers southeast of Ho Chi Minh City, the city is surrounded by orchards and rice fields, which produce grain for almost the entire country. Visit one or two of the islands that produce traditional handcrafts, coconut candy and bee farms. Visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda, the oldest one in the delta on your boat trip on the Mekong River.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Check in hotel & stay over-night in Ho Chi Minh City.

Free at your leisure time until transfer to the Airport flight to Danang City beach city. Drive to Hoi An Ancient town (30 kms from Danang).

Check in hotel and enjoy Hoi An by night.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An  is a city on Vietnam’s central coast known for its well-preserved Ancient Town, cut through with canals. The former port city’s melting-pot history is reflected in its architecture, a mix of eras and styles from wooden Chinese shophouses and temples to colorful French colonial buildings, ornate Vietnamese tube houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge with its pagoda.

It was also an important port for the Dutch, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese and other merchant vessels from the Far East. Visit a temple with partially gilded statues in the center, a pagoda dedicated to sailors and fishermen and a chapel with origins in the 1700s that reflects the influences of Chinese and Japanese styles. Stop at the Sa Huynh Museum, located near the Japanese Covered Bridge, which contains exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. Late this afternoon, you visit famous Tra Que vegetable village. Return to your hotel with the evening at your leisure.

Free shopping.

Overnight   in Hoi An.

 

 

After breakfast, we will drive to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. Located in a lush valley; My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries. My Son, considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia’s greatest archaeological sites, including Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, Ayutthaya in Thailand and Borobudur in Indonesia. These towers and sanctuaries were built from the 7 to 13 centuries.

Return to Hoi An Town for lunch.

In the late afternoon, depart to Hue. The journey south past the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Bay, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the Vietnam Eastern Sea (Bien Dong), with spectacular views along the way.

Check in the hotel and overnight in Hue.

Located in Central Vietnam, Hue is the only place in the country where many historic, cultural, architectural as well as artistic values have been recognized internationally and listed by UNESCO as World Cultural Heritages. Hue is also the site where the northern and southern ecosystems meet, the area of river-hills, greenery and beautiful landscapes.  Hue  was the seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802 to 1945. A major attraction is its vast, 19th-century Citadel, surrounded by a moat and thick stone walls. It encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines; the Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor’s home; and a replica of the Royal Theat.

Spend full day to visit Hue City. Visit the Imperial City, which is located in the Citadel. The Imperial City was built in the early 19th century. Explore the Thai Hoa Palace, with its spacious hall and ornate roof of huge timbers supported by 80 carved and lacquered columns. See the Halls of the Mandarins, the Nine Dynastic Urns and the site where the Forbidden Purple City once stood.

In the early morning, take to Thien Mu Pagoda, just outside Hue, visit the Thien Mu Pagoda on the bank of the Perfume River, which was a hotbed of anti-government protest during the early 1960s. Next, visit the complex of the Tomb of Emperor Minh Mang, built in 1840, which is known for its magnificent architecture and elaborate decorations and is considered one of Hue’s most beautiful pagodas. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Tu Duc Tomb, which was built for meditation, reading and theater performances in a tranquil setting of forested hills and lakes.

Your final stop is at Khai Dinh, the last monument of the Nguyen dynasty. It has a remarkably long staircase flanked by dragons, ceiling murals and ceramic frescoes. Return to your hotel on the riverbank where your Art Deco inspired rooms are reminiscent of the 1920s and 1950s.

O
ver-night  in Hue City.

Free and leisure in the morning until  check out at noon and transfer to Danang airport for flight VN323 at 13.40PM to Saigon Upon arrival at 14.50PM, we take connecting flight VN829 at 16.30.

PM to Siem Reap 17.30PM.
Pick up at Siem Reap airport and transfer to hotel for checking in.

Overnight in Siem Riep.

Morning tour to South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon visit the World Seventh Wonder of Angkor Wat and view sunset at Phnom Bakheng Hill.

Overnight Siem Reap.

We check out and transfer to airport for flight FT991 at 9.25 to Phnom Penh Pick up at airport and transfer to hotel for checking in and have lunch We spend the afternoon visiting the unforgotten The Killing Fields, Toul Sleng Museum where is the largest center of detention and torture of Khmer Rough regime, and another similar genocidal site of Cheung Ek Killing field.
(Attention: both places could be quite a heartily horrific and depressing experience.)

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

In the morning, we will visit Royal Palace, one of the most beautiful samples of Khmer palace, which allows us to visit the precious Throne Hall, Prasat Khemarin, Prasat Samrn Phirum, Hor Preah Khan, Chan Chhaya, and Silver Pagoda where the king regularly does the warship. Then we continue to the nearby National Museum of Khmer Arts, with its warm red terracotta and its gracefully curved roof topped by dozens of guardian nagas. In the afternoon, we pass through the River Front Park whose scenery is much worth shooting, and continue to the only one hill in town with sacred sites called Wat Phnom before getting on a boat cruise along Mekong River bank to see the lovely Phnom Penh city at night with breathtaking view along the river.

Then, enjoy farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Phnom Penh. 

After breakfast, we check out and transfer to airport for your flight home.

See you next time.

Inclusions

  • Local city tours
  • All private land transfer.
  • Meals as indicated in program (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner).
  • Tour guides at places (English or French speaking).
  • Entrance fees.
  • Flight tichkets.

Exclusions

  • International air fares/ airport taxes
  • Visa arrangement to Vietnam
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expensen
  • Other meals and drink
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Tipping for local tour guides and drivers
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary.

Important Notes

  • Price and accommodation for tour group. Price is applied for one Pax and this may be lower or higher due to finalization of booking. A single supplement to have your own room is available on this trip and excludes night 2 (overnight boat) where you will be in shared accommodation.Rooms are booked on a basis of 3 star hotels, upgrading depends on your requests.
  • Passport. (i) Your passport must have six months validity from the date of the end of your travel; (ii) Your passport must have at least 2 clear pages for each country you visit; (iii) Your passport cannot be water stained or have the stitching coming apart; (iv) Your full name exactly appeared in the passport must be sent us for booking.
  • Visa and insurance. Checking your visas (if required) and travel authorisations. Be sure to have relevant travel insurance by checking your insurance coverage carefully. Taking out extra insurance for expensive equipments if possible.
  • Lugguages. It is advised that your luggages are attached the Vietland Holidays luggage labels and its main details to your cases. Domestic flights in Vietnam allow passengers to carry liquid or gel (over 100ml) in hand lugguage.
  • Cash and credit cards. (i) Consult with your bank to find the best currency to carry and whether your ATM card will work; (ii) Most major types of credit cards are accepted in the region, particularly Vietnam; (iii) ATMs are the easiest way to access your money. You can use a debit card to obtain local cash from ATMs in Vietnam.
  • Mobile telephones. If not roaming, Vietland Holidays will lend you a SIM with a small amount of money topped up.
  • Internet. Free wifi access is everywhere in major cities, hotels, cafe in Vietnam.
  • Travel adaptors and chargers. We will lend you suitable chargers and adapters during your trip if required.

 

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