• Tours Hightlight
- Day 1 : Pick up from Phnom Penh International Airport to hotel for check-in
- Day 2 : Visit Wat Phnom, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum, Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, Central Market, Russian Market
- Day 3 : Departure from Phnom Penh to Kampong Cham visit Odong, Phnom Pros Phnom Srey, Wat Nokor Batchey
- Day 4 : Departure from Kampong Cham to Kampong Thom visit Sambor Prey Kuk, Wat Indri, Phnom Santuk
- Day 5 : Departure from Kampong Thom to Siem Reap visit Naga Bridge, Tonle Sap lake, floating village
- Day 6 : Visit Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, Terrace of Elephant, Terrace of Leprer King, Angkor Wat, Sunset at temple
- Day 7 : Visit Preah Kan, Neak pean, Ta Som, East Mebon, Pre Rup, Ta Prohm, Prasat Kravat
- Day 8 : Visit Rolous Group, Lo Lei, Preah Ko, Bakong, Bantey Srey, Bateay Samre
- Day 9 : Visit Koh Kor Group, Bengmealea temple
- Day 10 : Visit National Park Phnom Kulen, Reclining Budha Statue, 1000 Shiva Linga on river bed, Waterfall
- Day 11 : Visit Preah Vihear temple at border Cambodia and Thailand
- Day 12 : Departure from Siem Reap to Hanoi at Noi Bai international airport
- Day 13 : Hanoi City Tour – Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi
- Day 14 : Ha Noi - Sa Pa - Lao Chai/ Ta Van
- Day 15 : Ta Van - Dzang Ta Chai – Ha Noi
- Day 16 : Hanoi – Halong Bay
- Day 17 : Ha Long Bay - Hanoi
- Day 18 : Hanoi – Handicraft village - Departure
Day 1 : Phnom Penh – Arrival at Phnom Pehn Internatioal airport
Our guide and vehicle will wait and pick up at Phnom Penh International airport then transfer to hotel and check in. Fee time at leisure. Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 2 : Phnom Penh – Sightseeing in Phnom Pehn B/L
Explore PHNOM PEHN, a chaotic, energetic, and always fascinating city. Graceful tree-lined boulevards and riverfront promenades are reminders of the bygone eras, today they teem with life and activity, as motorcycles weave in and out of traffic, vendor hawk their wares , and pedestrians go about their business. Star your tour at WAT PHNOM, the birthplace of the capital, according to the legend the city began here when a woman Pehn found four Buddha statues and build the temple to house them. Afterwards. See the splendor of Cambodian’s royal heritage by visiting the ROYAL PALAST, still the official residence of the king Norodom Sihamuni, the adjacent SILVER PAGODA, also known as the pagoda of the Emerald Buddha, and the elegant NATIONAL MUSEUM, which contains a comprehensive collection of Khmer art.
In the afternoon, learn about a chapter from Cambodia’s more recent, tragic, past at the TOUL SLENG MUSEUM ( Museum of Genocide ) . Formerly the Toul Svay Prey High School, in 1975, this became the interrogation and torture facility for the Khmer Rouge Regime, at that time known as Security Prison 21, or simply S-21. Kept largely unchanged, this prison now showcases photographs and exhibits about the thousands of victims that passed through these doors, only seven of whom came out alive. Finally, explore the modern-day city, visiting one of the Phnom Pehn’s two great markets, the CENTRAL MARKET, located in a distinctive domed Art deco building, or the sprawling RUSSIAN MARKET, a labyrinth of stalls selling everything from CDs and DVDs to silks, crafts, jewelry and more. Overnight in Phnom Peh.
Day 3 : Phnom Pehn – Kampong Cham B/L
Breakfast at the hotel and depart from Phnom Penh to Kompong Cham by private A/C transport. On the way visit Oudong, was an ancient capital from the later stages of the Khmer Empire and crowning site of the Udong, offers spectacular views of the surrounding country and the innumerable sugar palm trees that punctuate the countryside. King Ang Dung, the great grandfather of the present king; King Sihamoni, was crowned here and many locals and foreign residents alike picnic here on weekends and continue to Kompong Cham
Arrival Kompong Cham, travel in the countryside to PHNOM BROS ( Man Hill ) and PHNOM SREY ( Woman Hill ). According to the local tradition, two teams of the man and woman competed to build a stupa on the submit of each hill before dawn. After being tricked into thinking that daybreak had already come, the man lost the competition and, as a result, forever after had to be the ones to approach the woman for their hands in marriage. Continue to visit WAT NOKOR BACHEY, a thriving modern-day monastery founded on a 11th century Mahayana Buddhist shrine. Overnight in Kampong Cham
Day 4 : Kompng Cham - Kampong Thom B/L
Breakfast at hotel, depart from Kompong Cham to Kampong Thom by private A/C transport. Arrival Kompong Thom. Travel just outside Kampong Thom to see the key archeological sites , starting with SAMBOR PREI KUK , perhaps the most important grouping of the pre Angkorian monuments in Cambodia, before the rise of the Angkor, this was the capital of Chenla during the 6th century, known as Isanpura, today is over 100 small temple ruins sit peaceful in the forest setting. Explore the main central complex and giant an insight into the early architectural styles of the Cambodia. Afterwards continue to visit the modern-day shrines of WAT ANDRI, a thriving monastery, and climb the 980 steps of the holy mountain PHNOM SANTUK, enjoying the colorful, somewhat eclectic shrine at the peak as well as lovely views over the surrounding countryside visit Kampong Thom city. Overnight in Kampong Thom.
Day 5 : Kampong Thom - Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake B/L
Breakfast at the hotel and departure from Kampong Thom to Siem Reap by private A/C transport. On the way visit ancient Naga Bridge (Kampong Kdei bridge), one of the finest bridges built by Khmer kings. Dating back to 10th century, Kampong Kdei (“The Ancient Bridge”) is 64,60 metres long and 16 wide. At both sides, two Naga heads, whose body create 84 meters long handrail.
Arrival in Siem Reap and transfer for check-in at the hotel and excursion to TONLE SAP Lake with boat trip , the floating village located on the Tonle Sap lake , an extraordinary lake swells up to seven times its original size during the monsoon season . Its ecosystem is one of the richest and most diverse in the region. The boat trip will explore the floating fishing villages and houses that live at the edges of the lake passing submerged forests and fishing farms. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 6 : Siem Reap – Angkor Thom City B/L
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to visit the fortified city of ANGKOR THOM covers an area of 9 km² enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city included many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by monumental South Gate over the causeway lined on either side of the statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant Naga continue to the The TERRACE OF THE ELEPHANTS and The TERRACE OF The LEPER KING, Former spaces for public ceremonies , both adorned with dramatic bas-reliefs . Visit ruined BAPHOUN, ROYAL ENCLOSURE and PHIMEANAKAS before continuing to the mysterious BAYON Temple, in this temple, one of the most popular and compelling in Angkor, explore the galleries of beautifully preserved bas-relief and ascend narrows stairs to reach the central sanctuary, where you will find giant stone faces smiling enigmatically down at you from every angle.
The crowning jewel of the Khmer architecture, ANGKOR WAT is the national symbol and the highlight of any visit to Cambodia the largest, the best preserved and the 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 it 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 the galleries and courtyard before reaching the central sanctuary, which offers the beautiful views back over the causeway and across the surrounding countryside on the way, stop to enjoy the intricate stone carvings and adorn nearly every surface , with some 1700 Apsaras or the 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. Watch sunset over the Cambodian countryside from upper terrace of an ancient Angkorian temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 7 : Siem Reap – Ta Prohm Temple B/L/D
After breakfast at hotel, transfer to visit : PREAH KAN : a temple built by king Jayavaraman VII with towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors in a jungle setting . Preah Kan covers a very large area but the temple itself is enclosed within a rectangular wall of around 700by 800 meters.
NEAK PEAN : built by king Jayavaraman VII ( ruled 1181 to 1220 ) , it is Buddhist temple consisting of a square pool with four smaller square pools arranged on each axis . In the Centre of the large central pool is a circular island encircled by tow Naga with intertwined tails .
TA SOM: built in late 12th century by JayavaramanVII for his teacher TaSom mean old Som
EAST MEBON is a large temple-mountain-like ruin rising three levels and crowned by five towers. Jayavarman IV a usurper to the throne moved the capital from Angkor to Koh Ker in 928AD. Sixteen years later Rajendravarman II returned the capital to Angkor and shortly thereafter constructed East Mebon on an island in the middle of the now dry Eastern Baray. The temple is dedicated to Shiva in honor of the king’s parents. Inscriptions indicate that it was also built to help reestablish the continuity of kingship at Angkor in light of the interruption that occurred when the seat of power had been moved to Koh Ker. There seems to be some scholarly debate as to whether East Mebon should be categorized as a temple-mountain. Inscriptions record activity at the temple as early as 947AD, but East Mebon was not consecrated until 952 AD.
PRE RUP : built by Rajendravaraman II ( ruled 944 to 968 ) , it consist of a pyramid shape temple with the upper-most of the three tiers carrying five square shrines arranged as a quincunx . The name means turning the body and refers to traditional method of cremation.
TA PROHM one of the most popular attraction of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of Angkor monuments would have appeared when the European explorers first stumbled across them.
PRASAT KRAVAN : the five brick towers were built for Hindu worship in 921 and are notable for the bas-reliefs cut into the bricks on the interior walls . Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 8 : Siem Reap – Rolous Group B/L
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to visit Rolous Group : these monuments mark the beginning the classical art as some of the earliest great temples built by the Khmer king, they served as the capital of Indravaraman ( who reigned from 877to 889 )
LOLEI : built on an islet by Yasovaraman I( who ruled from 889 to 910 ) the founder of the first city of Angkor. The sandstone carving in the niches of the temples are notable as are the Sanskrit inscriptions on the doorposts.
PREAH KO : erected by Indravaraman I in the late 9th century in dedication to his defied ancestors in 880 . There are inscriptions in Sanskrit in the doorsteps of each temple.
BAKONG : built and dedicated to Siva by Indravaraman I, this is the largest and most interesting of the Rolous Group of the temples and still has an active Buddhist monastery. Continue to visit temple located outside the Angkor area, it is most beautiful temple as
BANTEAY SREY : Seemingly miniature in comparison to the other Angkor temples , Banteay Srey is considered to be the jewel of the classical Khmer art . Built in pink sandstone, the wall are covered in exquisitely preserved carving of the unusual delicacy. Because of its small size fairy-like atmosphere and extraordinary examples of Khmer sculpture, this temple is often a favorite with visitors.
Day 9 : Siem Reap-Koh Ker – Beng Mealea - Siem Reap B/L
After breakfast at the hotel, travel northeast from Siem Reap to Koh Ker, a remote group of early Angkorian ruins from the 10th century capital of Jayavaraman IV. Several monuments and temples still remain, with some of the most interesting being the pyramidal PRASAT THOM, PRASAT PRAM , PRASAT LINGA , PRASAT NEANG KMOE and PRASAT CHRES.
Excursion back to visit BANG MEALEA temple, a mysterious temple in the middle of the Cambodian jungle. Surrounded by a vast moat, this 12th century temple follows a complex floor plan similar to Angkor Wat but with a haunting jungle atmosphere similar of Ta Prohm. Visitors that make their way through the ruined stone blocks and wandering tree routes are rewarded by the sight of beautiful classical bas-reliefs. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10 : Siem Reap - Phnom Kulen - Siem Reap B/L
After breakfast at the hotel departure for excursion at Phnom Kulen or "Lychee Mountain" Here begins the story of Angkor with the 802 sacrament of Jayavaramen II who institutionalized the cult of the "God-King" View the river "of the 1000 lingas" and beautiful cultures on the river bed, pagoda, the large sleeping Buddha carved in the rock, nice view of countryside, visit the waterfalls and you can see the ruins of a temple also.
After a good and refreshing swim, drive back the same way to Siem Reap and overnight at the hotel
Dya 11 : Siem Reap – Preah Vihear temple – Siem Reap B/L
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to visit the Preah Vihear temple, it located slightly east of the midsection of the Dangrek mountains about 625 meters above the sea level in northern part of Preah Vihear province, kingdom of Cambodia close to Thailand border. Situated on the edge of a plateau that dominates the plain of Cambodia, the Temple of Preah Vihear is dedicated to Shiva. The Temple is composed of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases over an 800 meters long axis and dates back to the first half of the 11th century AD. Nevertheless, its complex history can be traced to the 9th century, when the hermitage was founded. This site is particularly well preserved, mainly due to its remote location. The site is exceptional for the quality of its architecture, which is adapted to the natural environment and the religious function of the temple, as well as for the exceptional quality of its carved stone ornamentation.
The Temple of Preah Vihear, a unique architectural complex of a series of sanctuaries linked by a system of pavements and staircases on an 800 meters long axis is an outstanding masterpiece of Khmer architecture, in terms of plan, decoration and relationship to the spectacular landscape environment. Preah Vihear is an outstanding masterpiece of Khmer architecture. It is very ‘pure’ both in plan and in the detail of its decoration. Preah Vihear temple was listed and declared a world heritage site by UNESCO on July 8,2008. Transfer back to Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 12 : Siem Reap – Departure to next destination
Breakfast at the hotel transfer to airport departure from Siem Reap to Hanoi
- arrival at Noi Bai international airport, our tour guide and driver will welcome you and transfer you to the center of Hanoi for the Hanoi city tour. We will visit the most popular attractions in Hanoi, including Ho Chi Minh Complex, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh’s house, his house on stilt, One-pillar Pagoda nearby.
Then we’ll take a short drive to visit the Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam.
Have lunch at a local restaurant. We then continue to visit Ngoc Son Temple & Hoan Kiem Lake – the most beautiful lake in Hanoi. Take a 1-hour cyclo tour in the Old Quarter of Hanoi and enjoy Vietnamese Traditional Water Puppet Show. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 13 : Hanoi City Tour – Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu - Tam Coc - Hanoi (B,L)
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up at 08:00 at your hotel in Hanoi, then depart for Ninh Binh. After 2 hours of driving, we arrive in Ninh Binh Province.
Our first visit is the former capital of Vietnam – Hoa Lu. We will visit two temples that are dedicated to King Dinh and King Le, the two heroes who lived in 10th century and chose Hoa Lu to build the citadel of the capital city of Dai Viet (Vietnam). Proceed to Tam Coc for lunch. Tam Coc is known as "Halong Bay on land" as it boasts breathtaking sceneries of limestone caves on land. (“Tam Coc” means three caves). After lunch, we get on small rowing boats to take a boat trip along the scenic river to all these three caves. The boat ride takes about two hours. Then we’ll drive back to Hanoi. Overnight in Ha Noi
Day 14 : Ha Noi - Sa Pa - Lao Chai/ Ta Van (B,L,D)
6h30 - 7h30: You will start at 12 Ly Thai To, where you catch the bus to Sapa. 12h30-13h00: You will arrive in Sapa town. The tour guide would pick you up there. Coming to the hotel, rest for a while to take a shower. You will have time to prepare your baggage for the trek. Have lunch in your hotel. You should bring some suitable clothing and a pair of comfortable shoes to trek.
14h00: Our experienced guide will guide you on an easy 12 km trek on small trails down the Muong Hoa Valley towards the Black H’mong village of Lao Chai. You will have a chance to experience the gorgeous landscapes along the trek! The Muong Hoa Valley contains some of the most beautiful views of terraced fields in Asia. Continue along the bottom of the Valley to go the Dzay tribe village of Ta Van to experience their way of life when you stay in a local family’s cottage.
Night: Homestay with local people and experience the authentic ethnic minority
Day 15 : Ta Van - Dzang Ta Chai – Ha Noi (B,L)
6h30: After having breakfast at the homestay, you will begin your trek to Dzang Ta Chai of the Red Dzao tribe. Here you will experience the difference between the ways of life of different tribes. Continue your trek through the amazing scenery and to the beautiful waterfall. Take beautiful photos to save memories. Then you can have lunch and take a rest.
14h00: We will pick you up from the main road by bus back to Sapa town. Along the way you might stop to take photos of the fabulous valley. After getting back to Sa Pa town, you will have enough time to check out from your hotel. 16h00: Saying goodbye to Sapa and come back to Hanoi.
21h30: Arriving back to Hanoi Old Quarter. Have dinner and relax at the hotel.
Day 16 : Hanoi – Halong Bay (L/D)
Have breakfast at your hotel, then depart for Halong Bay. Drive about 03 hours through the rice paddy fields in the Red River Delta to Ha Long city. Upon arrival, embark on a junk boat for a cruise around Ha Long Bay with delicious seafood lunch served on board.
In the afternoon, cruise on the boat in the crystalline emerald green water of Ha Long bay, among thousands of spectacular limestone islands and islets and discover Surprising Cave, the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. The boat stops at an ideal location for kayaking as we paddle through a maze of islets amid dramatic natural scenery. Explore the many hidden lagoons and stalagmite caves that are not so accessible otherwise. Overnight on junk boat.
Day 17 : Ha Long Bay - Hanoi (B/ L)
In the morning, we take one more cruising trip around the stunning Ha Long Bay and enjoy the sunrise before returning to the junk. Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Ha Long harbor. Disembark at around 12:00 and drive back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 5 pm. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 18 : Hanoi – Handicraft village - Departure ( L)
Breakfast at hotel and start to explore Dong Ngac village in the morning. 07:30 - 08:00: Your guide and driver will meet you at your hotel and take you to Dong Ngac Cultural Village, located about 15km from Hanoi center. This is an ancient village and a Cultural Heritage Site in honor of its educated and heroic people recognized by the kings of Vietnam.
8:30: Arrive in the village where you will embark on an interesting market tour. At the local market you will have the chance to experience the bustling market and local life, your tour guide will show you and help you to purchase the some offering for families we visit.
Take a short walk from Dong Ngac Market to the hosting family’s house for a welcome drink and get ready for the biking around the Village.
09:30: Start biking and venture deeper into the village: Visit Dong Ngac Communal House, the grounds and architecture of which are built in the shape of a dragon. The oldest house in the village belongs to the Do family and is more than 300 years old. Passing by the oldest school in the Village built in 1921.
10:30: Back to the hosting family, it is time for your private cooking demonstration. After watching your host, you can practice cooking by yourself and then the best part of all, try your dishes! After all your efforts you can reward yourself and rest back into some reclining chairs in the fragrant retreat of your host’s village garden.
All too soon it is mid-afternoon and time to say good-bye to your new friends. Catch our van for a short drive back to Hanoi.
13:00: Arrive back to Hanoi. Free time until transfer to the airport for departure flight. End of tour services.
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Note : B = Breakfast , L = Lunch , D = Dinner
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