Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Upon arrival in Hanoi, our millennium
Capital city, our guide will welcome you at the Noi bai airport and then be
transferred to your hotel in the center of city.
After freshen up, we would like to show you
of Hanoian daily life with one hour Cyclo (trishaw) ride around the
old streets and stop to visit Ngoc Son temple then enjoy one hour
Traditional Water Puppet shows at Thang Long theater. Back to your hotel
for overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Ha Noi/Cuc Phuong (B/L/D)
Depart at 7.30 a.m from your hotel to ride
directly to Cuc Phuong National Park. First, we visit the Endangered
Primates Rescue Center. Have lunch at Cuc Phuong Guest house and check in.
In the afternoon, visit the flora, fauna and one-thousand-year-old sequoia
tree, and the cave of Prehistoric man in Cuc Phuong National Park. Dinner
and overnight at Cuc Phuong National Park.
Day 3: Cuc Phuong/Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
After breakfast, we leave the Cuc Phuong to
Ha Long bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty.
Upon arrival, transfer to a junk for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with a
delicious local seafood lunch served on board. The cruise passes by many
rocks and islets in many funny shapes. Time for kayaking challenging. Again
your dinner served on board. In the evening, enjoy the night fishing
(optional) and later overnight on board.
Day 4: Ha Long/Hanoi – Hoian (Brunch)
In the morning, your breakfast or brunch
will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay
before returning to the Wharf. Disembark around 10:30-11.00am. On return,
before heading to Noibai airport we take a short stop at Phu Lang Pottery
village or Dong Ho Village (traditional painting village). Arriving in
Danang, you will be greeted by our guide and transferred to Hoi An for hotel
check-in. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 5: Cycling to Tra Que Vegetable Village
Depart at your hotel at 9:00, you will ride
a bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable village, experience a day of living
and working with the local farmers in this village. A tour of the organic
vegetable and herb gardens can include sometime working in the field if you
like, or merely observing and learning about the system and the fresh
ingredients. Upon returning to the house, we were all treated to an
herbal foot massage followed by a session of cooking various
local dishes such as: Tam Huu Springroll, Banh Xeo or the local pancake
of the people from the middle region. Biking back to your hotel. Overnight
in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 6: Hoi An free (B)
A free day in Hoi An for beach relaxing!
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 7: Hoi An/Danang/Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Free time in the morning and board an
afternoon flight o Ho Chi Minh City today. You will be free to explore the
city by yourself. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City/My Tho/Can Tho (B/L)
Depart early in the morning. Upon arrival at
My Tho, take a boat to Con Phung (Phoenix Island) at a Mekong River
estuary. Stop at a garden restaurant for lunch. Then cruise along natural
creeks and quiet villages in Ben Tre Province. Visit orchards, bee farms,
taste natural honey, honey wine and tropical fruits, listen to local music,
visit a distillery and a local coconut candy maker. Then move to Can Tho
city for overnight.
Day 9: Cai Rang/Can Tho Homestay (B/L/D)
early short biking or walking around the village and fruit gardens. After
breakfast, row along the small and picturesque tributaries to the Cai
Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats). See
the beautiful scenery and daily activities of the locals. Walk around the
village, visit a rice husking mill. Disembark at Ninh Kieu quay, visit an
ancient house (in Binh Thuy, 10 km from Can Tho) and Can Tho museum. Have
lunch at a local restaurant then go to Phung Hiep, Can Tho city. Check in
homestay in Can Tho. Enjoy a peaceful country life in Mekong Delta with many
activities such as fishing, river bathing, farming. At dinner time, you will
prepare your dinner together with a local family and have cultural exchange.
Dinner and Homestay.
Day 10: Can Tho/Ho Chi Minh City (B/L)
Biking or walking around the village and
fruit gardens or again joining with farmer with real activities. Check out
homestay before noon time for a transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City. A stop at
Mekong Restop for lunch. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City/Siem Reap (B/-/D)
You will be free today in Ho Chi Minh City
until being transferred to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap. Upon
arrival, our car and guide will pick you up at the airport then transfer to
hotel for check in. Dinner at local restaurant with Apsara Dance show.
Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Siem Reap/Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat
We start on our bike and cycle (45
minutes for cycling) or drive to the world heritage areas on the roads less
travelled. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s
a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most
beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom –
undiscovered by mass tourist. The Ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th
century), see the South Gate, Bayon temple-unique for its 54 towers
decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara. Baphuon temple
lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont
Meru, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, The Elephant Terrace
and the Terrace of the Leper King.
In the afternoon, we visit the famous
temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992,
famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest
continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls
and narrates stories from Hindu mythology, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a
romantic sunset view from Bakheng Hill.
Enjoy 1 hour foot massage before
transfer to your hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 13: Siem Reap/Alms Giving/Tonle Sap
Early morning we start witness sunrise over
Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of
Angkor area. About 6:45am, we walk to nearby pagoda and offering food to
monks. After monks finishes their breakfast, we start enjoy our breakfast
box on the ground floor of pagoda, jasmine tea will be served in the
peaceful atmosphere of pagoda.
Transfer to the Tonle Sap for a
cruise on the lake with the visiting to floating village to explore the
fishermen life. Then visit Chantier Ecole-Artisant d’Angkor. You will
be free for the remainder of the day. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 14: Siem Reap/Departure (B)
You will be free today until being
transferred to the airport for your departure flights.