BEST OF VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA(14 DAYS 13 NIGHTS)

BEST OF VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA(14 DAYS 13 NIGHTS)

Vietnam and Cambodia, both countries are dynamic and each has their own unique cultural identity and heritage with thousands of years of dynasties and ancient civilizations. On this fascinating tour best of Vietnam and Cambodia 14 days and 13 nights, you ’ll explore several of the world’s greatest treasures, behold spectacular scenery, learn about different cultures, and experience the warmth and hospitality bestowed by the locals. Combining highlights of both countries, the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour is an eye-open to the delights of Indochina and leave you awe-struck by these magical places. It'll be a vacation of a lifetim

Duration: 14 days
Places: 14 seats
Prefix: From 1373 $/Person

DAY 1: WELCOME TO HANOI - VIETMNAM - STREET FOOD LATE AFTERNOON(D)

Welcome you to Hanoi – Vietnam. Greeted by Bamboo Hat Tours Driver at the airport. Transfer to  to your hotel in the city centre for check-in and free at leisure.

Late afternoon.

Your expert English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. We eat as we go, trying seasonal fruits and sampling a tasty French-inspired snack from a street cart.

Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago. Our next two snack stops are at outdoor barbeque stalls. We sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. It’s then time for dessert as we venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this speciality is one not to be missed!

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi is Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!. At the end of the trip you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you back to your hotel

Overnight in Hanoi Hotel

Meals: Dinner.

 

DAY 2 DISCOVER HIGHT LIGHT OF HANOI(B/L)

The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back thousand years ago.

AM: 7.45 – 8.15: Free pick up at your hotel. Then visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum to explore the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-place. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts and lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the 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 (In the pagoda’s garden stands a Bồ Đề (Bodhi) tree, which is attached to a past story. In 1959, on one visit to Vietnam, Indian Prime Minister Razendia Prasat offered the Pagoda a bodhi tree as a gift. The plant was grafted from the holy bodhi tree where Sakyamuni sat in zen (meditation) position and achieved enlightenment in India 25 centuries ago)

Lunch at local restaurant.

PM: After lunch proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum (apply on Sun, Tue, Thu &Sat), the Literature Temple, see Vietnam’s first university, constructed in 1070 - it’s 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. At the end, journey through Hanoi’s Old Quarter, where you’ll then have a chance for some shopping and exploration.

Later, you will enjoy a1000 years old vietnamese culture show: Water puppet show

Back to your hotel for overnight stay

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

Overnight in HANOI Hotel

DAY 3: HANOI - HALONG BAY - OVERNIGHT ON CRUISE(B/L/D)

In the morning, check-out from hotel and get pick-up by the Cruise. Take a route most scenic to reach Halong Bay, taking you across the Red River Delta with emerald green rice paddies stretching for as far as the eyes can see. On arrival at Halong, you get to enjoy a cruise on the Bay to better explore the limestone rocks and the karst grottoes. 
    
After you are done with your exploration of the bay, it is time to enjoy an utterly delicious seafood lunch, after which a trip to the famous limestone cave in Ha Long bay, you’ll get to spend some time here, kayaking or swimming, so that you can get closer to the floating villages and shops. Towards the evening, you will return to the boat for an early dinner, followed by some time at leisure. You can opt to attend the activities taking part in the boat or relax for the day.
    
Overnight on cruise
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

DAY 4: HALONG BAY MORNING ACTIVITIES - FLY TO ANCIENT CITY - HOI AN B/L)

Rise early for a lesson in Tai Chi or just to enjoy a hearty breakfast. The boat will make its way back to the port stopping at the Limestone Cave, full of stalagmites and stalactites. From here, it’s clear sailing back to the main harbor and the return Hanoi around 16.00.have a free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the airport, and ready for the next flight to Danang Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel..  

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight in Hoi An Hotel

 

DAY 5: HOI AN COOKING CLASS(B/L)

Tra Que or Herb Village is a small but important village located about 15 minutes out of the Hoi An Center. It provides organic vegetables for all of Hoi An and surrounding areas! What makes Tra Que Village special is how the vegetables are grown – this village uses no fertilizer or chemicals, As a result of this unique process, Tra Que offer over 20 vegetables that are renowned for their beautiful green color and their rich flavor!
On this tour:
To start off tour today, we will take a scenic bike ride out to a farm in the area – exercise is a great way to kickstart your day! Once we arrive, you will receive an introduction to the historical past of the village. In this short but informative lesson, you will learn about the cultivation process as well as the discovering of these vegetables use in traditional Vietnamese medicine.
Afterwards, it’s time for you to join the farmers! You will take a trip around the vegetable garden and assist in fertilising and preparing the land using seaweed from the local lake. Other farming activities include raking, sowing, picking greens and others depending on the day! After enjoying your time experiencing what farming at Tra Que is like, it will be time to prepare some authentic meals with a local family. You’ll get to enjoy local specialities like Tam Huu (spring rolls) and Banh Xeo (central Vietnams traditional pancake).  Finally, after enjoying your food we will return to Hoi An. This tour is special as it provides a glimpse into the normal lives of the Tra Que Village folk.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight:  Hotel in Hoian
 

DAY 6: HOI AN - MY SON SANCTUARY(B/L)

Depart from your hotel in Da Nang/Hoi An to My Son sanctuary which was once an imperial city during the Champa dynasty, between the 4th and the 12th centuries. We travel about 50km to My Son sanctuary. It comprises many Champa temples, in a valley roughly two kilometers wide, surrounded by two mountain ranges. It was the site of religious ceremony of kings of the Champa dynasty, and was also a burial place of Champa royals and national heroes. Spend about 1.5 hour to see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. 
Leaving My Son for boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of
the local people and feeling the fresh air. Enjoy the beautiful views along the river. Arrive Hoian in
early afternoon. Free time to explore Hoian ancient town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight:  Hotel in Hoian
 

DAY 7: HOI AN- SCENIC TRAIN JOURNEY TO HUE ROYAL CITY(B)

Free in the morning.
In the afternoon, transfer to the station for day train to Hue. Enjoy scenic view of Hai Van Pass A MUST SEE ROAD on the way. Arrive Hue in late afternoon. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy free time.
Note*: The train journey( around 3 hours) is part of a great local experience. Restrooms at either end of the carriages.


Meals: Breakfast
Overnight in  Hue Hotel
 

DAY 8: HUE CITY TOUR AND LOCAL EXPERIENCE(B/L)

08:00 - 08:15: Pick up at the meeting point in the center of Hue city and cruise on the Perfume River. Visit the ancient and sacred Thien Mu Pagoda.
Visit the Citadel - The palaces of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), the last dynasty of Vietnam - Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Imperial Ancestral Temple and Hue Royal Antiques Museum.
11:00: Then, visit and shopping at Dong Ba Martket. Lunch at a local restaurant.
14:00: Visit Minh Mang tomb, one of the most interesting emperor tombs in Hue.
We visit Khai Dinh Tomb. The tomb represents a fusion of traditional Vietnamese style and modern influence. The tomb is almost entirely made of concrete and includes many European architectural details.
And go to Conical hat village, Incense stick village
17:00: Come back Hue
After breafast, 8.00 -8.15 your guide will travel by private vehicle to an icon of Vietnam and as potent a symbol of Hue as Thien Mu pagoda. It is famous for its seven storeys, and dedicated to a Manushi-Buddha. Next Visiting to the home of the royal family with a visit to the impressive Citadel The palaces of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945), the last dynasty of Vietnam - Noon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, Imperial Ancestral Temple and Hue Royal Antiques Museum,to have a closer look at Round off your day with a walk around Dong Ba Market for a glimpse of local life before have a lunch. Then, you’ll head to Minh Mang Mausoleum, one of the most beautiful tombs of Hue. It was inspired by the concept of tranquility and is a model of Vietnamese traditional art. It is also an opportunity to learn about the history of the Nguyen Dynasty and the French colonial period.  Next we will see Khai Dinh Tomb. The tomb represents a fusion of traditional Vietnamese style and modern influence. The tomb is almost entirely made of concrete and includes many Eroupea architectural detail. Before returning to the city center, visit Conical hat village, a homemade incense-producing household and observe the daily life of the farmers as they perform their strenuous work with seemingly incredible joy and enthusiasm.
Back to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day free at your leisure. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Overnight in Hue.

DAY 9: HUE FREE IN THE MORNING - FLY TO HO CHI MINH CITY(B)

Have breakfast at the hotel, have a free leisure time until there will be a private cab transfer you to the airport, and ready for the next flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon your arrival in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called “Saigon” by many locals, your driver will welcomed you at the airport and then transfer you to your hotel . 
After check in room, take a rest after flight. 
In the afternoon, explore the city and shopping in Ben Thanh market. Enjoy Swimming pool in the hotel by your own way.
In the evening, enjoy nightlife with night bar and beer corner at Bui Vien street

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 10: CU CHI TUNNELS - HO CHI MINH CITY SIGHTSEEING FULL DAY TOUR(B/L)

We start the trip by visiting Reunification Palace, whose former name was Norodom Palace. Ngo Viet Thu is exactly the architect who designed this stunning palace. Later, other next destinations consist of Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and especially War Remnants Museum, where exhibits on Vietnam War and Indochina Wars are displayed. After enjoying lunch at the local restaurant, you will be taken to Cu Chi Tunnels. Before entering allotted areas of Cu Chi Tunnels, watch an introductory video which is an overview of the tunnel system’s history and Vietnamese’s life during the hard time of war.

Climb down small tunnels to get amazing experiences and blow your mind when special constructed living areas and martial facilities of Viet Cong appear in front of your eyes. It will be great to know the system of tunnels – a subterranean village where there are bedrooms, kitchens, field hospitals, command centers, weapons factories, and storage. Moreover, taste spaecial tea and cassava – the common food of Vietnamese guerillas in the past. Take your break time to try the real shooting gun or just relax as you wish.

Return to Saigon and end the trip.

Please take notes: the Notre Dame Cathedral have been being restored (UNTIL 2022), so the guests just visit outside

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Overnight in HCM city Hotel

DAY 11: SAI GON - MEKONG DELTA ADVENTURE DAY(B/L)

08:00AM-Pick you up at your hotel. An unforgettable way of seeing the Mekong Delta is driving along the provincial roads down on the Southern region of Vietnam through paddy rice field, pine-apple plantation, orchard and small hamlets (2 hours’ drive). After arrival in My Tho, you will ride on a local motor boat along Dragon Island, Unicorn Island, Phoenix Island, Turtle Island and stop at the famous Unicorn Island. While at the Unicorn Island, you will visit natural pure honey at a bee keeping farm, taste some honey wine, rice wine, banana wine…Walking on the village and taking rowing boat along the nature water coconut canal to see local’s daily life in Mekong Delta. From there, you will continue your motor boat trip to Ben Tre province to visit a handmade coconut candy workshop. Then transfer to a small motor boat and travel along the lush, green canals, and stop at local restaurant for Vietnamese lunch. After that going to another area on the Unicorn Island:
+ Enjoying some kinds of tropical fruits at the orchard garden and listening to the Southern traditional music.
+ Local boat will take you back to My Tho, then the bus will drive you back to Sai Gon.
17:00 – 17:30-Drop off at your hotels.Meal: Breakfast and Lunch.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH CITY DEPART TO SIEM REAP/ CAMBODIA(B)

In the morning, you are free and easy for shopping and personal activities in Saigon until the driver will take you to airport to take the flight to Siem Reap. Arrive Siem Reap by afternoon flight, . Pickup and transfer to the hotel for checkin in  Siem Reap-a Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia
Meals: Breakfast 
Overnight: Hotel in Siem Reap
 

DAY 13: SIEM REAP - ANGKOR WAT - ANGKOR THOM COMPLEX VISITING(B/L)

Breakfast at hotel, explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid .and Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty 
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who ruled Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction .
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Meal: Breakfast and Lunch.
 

DAY 14: SIEM REAP - TONLE SAP LAKE - DEPARURE(B)

In the Morning, we start our tour to 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 .lunch not included 
Transfer back to hotel and Free for your own leisure until our driver transfer you to Siem Reap Airport for your departure to the next destination

After the tour, airport transfer for departure flight. Trip ends. and see you next trip.
Note*: depending on your flight schedule, we will arrange airport transfer accordingly (2.5 hours for
domestic flight/ 3.5 hours for international flights)
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: N/A

PRICE
This tour is built upon our firsthand knowledge & experience, offering you the best choices available. The price of this trip varies depending on the number of people in your party, dates of departure, and availability of ground services.

The prices are quoted in US Dollars per person based on 2 pax/room

 

Categories

2 pax

4 pax

6 - 8 pax

Single Sup.

3 Star

$1373

$1340

$1307

$300

4 Star

$1527

$1494

$1461

$512

5 Star

$2038

$2005

$1972

$889

Child from 4 – 10 years old: 75%

Remark: We can tailor-make this program to meet your specific needs of activities as well as prices. Click yellow button "Send Enquiry This Tour" to give us your specific request now!

HOTEL SELECTION:
The hotels listed below are our suggestions for the best value on this tour.  However, Bamboo Hat Tours offers many more options of hand-picked hotels, with different "star ratings", allowing you to customize the vacation to meet your taste and budget.

LOCATIONS

SUPERIOR CATEGORY/ 3*

FIRST CLASS CATEGORY 4*

DELUXE CATEGORY 5*

Ha Noi

HM Boutique Hotel or similar http://www.hanoihmhotel.com/

May De Ville Hotel or similar http://www.maydeville.com/

Apricot Hotel or similar https://apricothotels.com/

Halong Bay

Legend White Dophine or similar

http://www.whitedolphincruises.com/

Flamingo Cruise or similar https://luxuryflamingocruises.vn/

Era Cruise or similar https://eracruises.com/en/

Hoi An

Acacia Heritage Hotel or similar http://acaciahoian.com/

Coco Hoi An River Resort or similar http://www.cocoriverresort.com/

Silk Village Resort or similar http://www.hoiansilkvillage.com/

Hue

Rosallen Hotel or similar

Moolight Hotel or similar

Indochine Palace Hue or similar

HCM City

Prague Hotel or similar

http://praguehotelvn.com/

Bay Hotel or similar

http://www.bayhotelhcm.com/

Majestic Hotel or similar

http://majesticsaigon.com/

Siem Reap

Angkor Place Hotel

www.angkorholidayhotel.com

Hari Residence Hotel 

https://www.hariresidence.com/

Angkor Miracle Resort & Spa.

www.angkormiracle.com

WHAT IS INCLUDED & EXCLUDED?
INCLUSION

√Door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services 
√All transportation mentioned above
√Domestic flights from Hanoi – Danang; Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh and Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap include up to 20 kg of checked luggage per pax
√Accommodation shared in Double/ Twin/ Triple room with daily breakfast (including 5% service fee and 10% VAT tax)
√Check-in room at 14:00 // Check-out room at 12:00 noon (Except Early check-in or Late check-out mentioned in the program)
√Experienced English speaking guide
√Meals as stated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast; L: Lunch; D: Dinner)
√All sightseeing tickets according itinerary
√Tissues and water on coach
√Service charges and government tax
√Exclusive and personalized single agent/single customer service
√24/7 hotline support guaranteed
√No extra charge after services confirmation
EXCLUSION
X International flights and departure taxes
X Beverage, personal expenses, tips and gratuities
X Travel insurance
X Public holiday surcharge (if any)
X Visa to enter (Vietnam, 25 usd; Cambodia 30 usd)
X Compulsory Gala Dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec
X Early check-in and late check-out (If not mentioned)
X Surcharge for airport cabs from 12:00am – 05:00am
X Other services not mentioned above
 

BOOKING PROCESS

Feel free drop us an inquiry email at sales@bamboohattours.com and we will get back to you within 24 hours.   
Step 1: Double-check all single supplement fee (if any) or solo traveler surcharge (if you explore the journey on your own) and choose the date you prefer to go for the trip. 
Step 2: Click "Book Now" on the date you want to go and fill in the form with your requirements (if any), then to confirm the booking can click on "Pay Now" and make 300 USD deposit to secure your place via the link payment by credit card (Payment fee 3%) or by American Express (Payment fee 3.85%)
Step 3: We will send you a voucher confirmation within 24 -48 hours after receiving the deposit.
Step 4: Send us your scan copies of passports for the process of making a visa approval letter; All the information will be kept confidentially. Pack your suitcase and be ready for an exciting holiday with us
If you would like to make any adjustments or have any concerns about the tour, click on "Enquiry Now" and let us know your request by filling in the form and we will get back to you within 24 hours. Please note down your phone number in the email or any contact details that you prefer us to reach you, this will enable us to have efficient communication with you. 

PAYMENT AND DEPOSIT
Payment Process
1.    Deposit: In order to secure your spot for the tour, an amount of 100% internal-flight tickets and 10% of land service are required to pay (the amount vary based each on tour basis). The amount should be made via bank transfer or our online payment method.
2.    After receiving the deposit of your tour, a voucher confirmation will be sent to you within 24-48 hours.
3.    Final Payment: The balance of your tour will be made one month before the travel date. Payment by bank transfer or online payment is accepted. 
Payment Type 
1.    Online payment by Credit Card with ONEPAY: We accept American Express, Visa card, MasterCard and JCB card since Bamboo Hat Tours is a verified member of OnePay System. Your card information will be protected during the transaction by using the security system with OnePay. Your invoice will be created when you confirmed the booking and send you the guideline to deposit your spot. 
2.    Kindly note: Payments by credit cards or American Express we apply a service fee of 3,85%. If you need more details and further information or have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
3.    By Bank Transfers: If you prefer to do the bank transfer, please contact us so we can send you the bank detail information. However, all the bank fee and foreign currency exchange have to be taken care at your end.

CANCELLATION
Bamboo Hat Tours must be informed in writing. Cancellation charges would be effective from the date we receive advice in writing and cancellation charges would apply as follows:
1.    31 days and more before departure: 10% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
2.    15-30 days before departure: 30% of the full payment + airfare cancellation fees (if any).
3.    14 days and less before departure: 100% of the full payment.
4.    No-show travelers will be charged 100% of the full payment

CONDITION OF INSURANCE
1.    Bamboo Hat Tours demands that all clients going on our trips hold proper personal medical insurance. If clients do not hold insurances and refuse to sign on before departure, Bamboo Hat Tours reserves the right not to carry out the trip.
2.    Kindly acknowledge your acceptance of the above terms and conditions by signing and returning to Bamboo Hat Tours a copy of the present contract and of the attachment with all itineraries.

OTHERS CONDITIONS
1.    Price based on twin sharing. Single Supplement fee surcharge
2.    Any un-utilized services, unused tours or hotel rooms are non-refundable
3.    Any amendment/cancellation made after the confirmed booking is nonrefundable
4.    Tour is available at the time of booking
5.    Itinerary may be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

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