Day 1: HCM arrival
Day 2: HCMC - Cu Chi tunnels full day
Day 3: Full day Mekong delta
Day 4: HCM, fly to Hue
Day 5: Thien Mu Pagoda, Minh Mang tomb
Day 6: Hue - Da Nang - Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An lantern making class or cooking class
Day 8: Hoi An - Hanoi
Day 9, 10: Hanoi - Halong -Hanoi
Day 11: Hanoi, fly to Siem Reap
Day 12: Siem Reap - Silk farm - Horse riding
Day 13: Siem Reap - Angkor
Day 14: Departure
Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Day 2: Full day Sightseeing in Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels. (B, L)
You arrive Tan Son Nhat (Saigon) International Airport. Welcome by Family Travel Vietnam
then transfer to hotel in Ho Chi Minh City for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
This morning enjoy a city tour that includes the Reunification Hall, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. It was towards this modern building that Communist tanks rolled on the morning of April 30, 1975, as Saigon fell. This fascinating building is filled with history still fresh in the minds of many. The tour also includes the Old Post Office, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Chinatown and Binh Tay Market – the central market for the city and one of the liveliest areas. Next we visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, the incredible network of tunnels that once stretched for 210 miles. This underground complex was built by guerrilla fighters beginning in 1940 and construction continued throughout the Vietnam War. We return to our hotel where the evening is free. Day 3: Full day to Mekong Delta/River Boat Trip. (B, L)
Today you drive 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 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 overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 4: Fly to Hue (B, L)
Today you leave Ho Chi Minh City fly to Hue in the morning, Vietnam's political capital from 1802 to 1945 under the 13 emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty. Traditionally, the city has been one of Vietnam's cultural, religious and educational centers. Free time at leisure. Overnight in Hue City. Day 5: Hue city tour with visiting Hue citadel (B, L)
Pick up from hotel in Hue. Your and family will get on a boat trip cruising along romantical Perfume River visits Hue’s best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda. Day 6: To Da Nang/City Sightseeing – Hoi An. (B, L)
Then continue to discover Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 including Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and Forbidden Purple City.
In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Overnight in Hue City.
Today, journey south past the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South China Sea, with spectacular views along the way. Upon arrival in Da Nang, visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of open air sandstone carvings. Stop at China Beach, made famous in the American TV series of the same name. It stretches for many miles north and south of the Marble Mountains. The Marble Mountains surrounding the area are five stone hillocks - once islands made of marble - and each is said to represent one of the five elements of the universe. There are many natural caves in which Buddhist sanctuaries have been built over the centuries. Arrive Hoi An Town, check in hotel & overnight in Hoi An. Day 7: Hoi An lantern making class or cooking class (B, L)
Hoi An is one of the best place to do a cooking class and is a famous place for lantern making also. You and your family can choose to join a lantern making class and bring products home as souvenirs or join a cooking class to challenge your talent. After classes, we have a free afternoon to go shopping or free at beach. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An - Hanoi (B).
You leave Hoi An transfer to Danang Airport in the morning fly to Noi Bai International Airport. Pick up & transfer to a hotel in Hanoi old quarter.
Free time to discover Hanoi 36 streets and local cuisine with various delicious dishes.
Enjoy Water Puppet show - one of the most interesting activities in Hanoi.
Option: 1 hour cyclo tour around Hanoi Old quarter and Hoan Kiem lake
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 9: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Morning, enjoy your breakfast at your hotel, then ready at the lobby to transfer to Halong Bay.
Halong Bay of the most magnificent scenic environments in the world, Halong Bay. Covering 577 square miles, this vast bay is filled with more than 3,000 limestone “peaks” or karsts that jut from the deep blue water as far as the eye can see. We’ll spend a day and a half, including an overnight with dinner and breakfast on board, exploring this overwhelming seascape from the decks of a traditional Vietnamese boat. Comfortable and intimate, your boat features hand-crafted wooden interiors including a dining room and pleasant air-conditioned cabins with private baths.Since we’re overnight on the water, we’ll be able to explore Ha Long Bay’s most beautiful spots with time to swim and even visit some of the largest rock formations and caves. This promises to be one of your most memorable travel experiences in Vietnam. Stay overnight on Boat.
Day 10: Halong Bay Cruise - Hanoi. (Brunch)
Rising to the sound of lapping bay waters, we have time for an early morning dip followed by breakfast. 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. After breakfast, explore Sung Sot cave, swim and relax. Cruises back to the jetty while brunch is served while you are cruising through the bay, along the way seeing more of the fascinating formations. Cruise check-out. Rejoin car drive back to Hanoi for overnight. Arrive Hanoi at 2:30pm. Stop in the heart of Hanoi at Hoan Kiem Lake, which contains an islet with a tiny Tortoise Pagoda. After lunch at a local restaurant, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Opera House and St. Joseph Cathedral. Water Puppet Show, cyclo visiting Old Quarter. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 11: Hanoi - fly to Siem Reap Cambodia. (B, L)
Breakfast at hotel then transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap Cambodia. Arrive Siem Reap at noon time. Warmly welcome by Tour Guide & Car Driver at airport then transfer to the hotel of your family. Free time at leisure.
Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 12: Siem Reap - Silk farm - Horse riding (B, L)
Spend this morning exploring the areas around Siem Reap to meet friendly locals and discover more about the Cambodian culture. Start with a visit to a school and join the kids as they sing songs and play games, then head to a local temple for a private monk blessing followed by a boat trip along the Tonle Sap Lake. This afternoon, several activities are available for your family, from horseback riding to visits to a silk farm. Overnight in Siem Reap. Day 13: Siem Reap sightseeing full day (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel.Visit Angkor Wat - the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture, ANGKOR WAT is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia. The largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor impresses visitors both by its sheer scale and beautifully proportioned layout, as well as the delicate artistry of its carvings. To approach the temple, first cross the vast moat, continuing along a broad causeway lined with naga balustrades. As you enter the main building, ascend through a series of galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside. On the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings that adorn nearly every surface, with some 1,700 Apsaras, or celestial dancers, sculpted into the walls. Along the outer gallery walls run the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which narrates stories from Hindu mythology, including the famous Churning of the Ocean of Milk. Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day, but sunrise and sunset are especially beautiful times to watch the play of light on the stones.
Visit Ta Prohm
TA PROHM: one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them.
Visit Banteay Srei Temple
Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples, BANTEAY SREI is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. Built in pink sandstone, the walls are covered in exquisitely preserved carvings of unusual delicacy. Because of its small size, fairy-like atmosphere and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite with visitors. Transfer to hotel for check in. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 14: Conclude Siem Reap/Cambodia (B)
Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, continue the temple tour to Takeo, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda and TaProhm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them.
Tour Cost included:
After lunch, transfer to Siem Reap International airport for departure to your homeland. Finish the unforgettable Vietnam and Cambodia family holiday with Family Travel Vietnam
! Good bye & see you again! You also return Ho Chi Minh City for your flight!
Tour Cost Non Included:
- 10 nights hotel accommodation with daily breakfast
- Kayak and 1 night stay overnight on Board in Halong Bay.
- Internal flight tickets: Ho Chi Minh City – Hue, Danang - Hanoi Vietnam Airlines
- International flight ticket: Hanoi – Siem Reap (Cambodia) Vietnam Airlines
- Meals as mentioned in the itineraries: Vietnamese food, Cambodian food, Asian Food basic.
- All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle, including pick-up and drop-off at airports on arrival and departure days
- English Speaking Tour guide. Other languages on request
- Boat trips in the Mekong Delta, Hue & Hoi An
- All entrance and sightseeing fees
- Water Puppet Show in Hanoi
- International airfare and airport taxes in Vietnam & Cambodia.
- Visa fees to Vietnam & Cambodia.
- Early check-in and late check-out at all hotels
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, shopping...)
- Tipping/ Gratuities
- Extra charge on peak season: Chrismas; New Year, Vietnam holidays
- Others not clearly mentioned
- Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays, rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.