Secrets of Indochina | Cultural highlights of 2 Countries
Temple of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap
Culture in Ha Noi
Cruise in Ha Long Bay
Old town of Hoi An
History in Ho Chi Minh (formerly Saigon)
Floating Markets in Mekong Delta
Ha Noi / Siem Reap
every 6th of a month - for at least 4 persons - maximum 8 persons
Accommodation as described in programBoat trips as described in programDaily breakfast in accommodationDomestic flightsEnglish speaking private tour guideEntrance fees & excursions as per tour programHandmade giftsMeals as specified in tour program (B,L,D)Mineral water during excursionsprivate transfer in air conditioned carTravel insurance
Intl. flightsVisa fees
Additional tours & activitiesprivate tour guide in other languages on requestPrivate tour with daily start on request
Day | Hà Nội arrival
Arrived at the airport of Ha Noi (Noi Bai) to drive you to the hotel. Enjoy your first day in Ha Noi while strolling in the old quarter. Your welcome dinner will be enjoyed with breathtaking views over Hoan Kiem Lake. They spend the night in Ha Noi.
Day | Hà Nội - sights of the Capital of Culture
After breakfast, you will find out more about Ha Noi and Vietnam today. The first stop is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, which is known for honoring the national hero, President Ho Chi Minh. Not far away, we visit a pagoda known for its unique lotusform. Then on to the largest lake in Ha Noi, West Lake, to enjoy the breathtaking scenery. The Temple of Literature, the oldest university in Vietnam, is the next destination. In the afternoon, visit the Museum of Vietnamese Ethnology. Then return to the old district of Ha Noi to explore. At the end of the day you can look forward to the, in Ha Noi unique, water show show. They spend the night in Ha Noi.
Day | Ha Nội - Hạ Long Bay - Bay of 1,600 islands
Today, leave the bustling city behind and embark on the scenic drive to Ha Long Bay. Here you can expect a cruise with an overnight stay on board. Once you start the journey, lunch will be served with fresh seafood. After strengthening, you can visit a cave, swim at Ti Top Beach or explore the bay on your own with a kayak. Then have dinner aboard while watching the sun go down. Then relax on the sundeck or watch a classic Vietnamese movie. The night you spend on board.
(B, L, D)
Day | Hạ Long Bay - Hà Nội - Đà Nẵng - Hội An
This morning you can start with Thai chi in the fresh air while watching the sun rise. In the meantime, breakfast will be ready for you. Afterwards you can visit caves with a small bamboo paddle boat. Then you will board again and watch islands and small fishing villages while you enjoy your lunch. After the meal you will soon be back in the harbor, from there it will go to Ha Noi. Once there, fly from Noi Bai Airport to Da Nang. Once there, you will be taken to your hotel.
Day | Hội An Old Town
Today's tour will take you and your local guide to explore Hoi An's old town. You will walk across the Japanese Bridge, visit Chinese meeting rooms, various trading houses and pagodas. You will also be able to stroll around the market on the Thu Bon River and have the opportunity to taste street food. The afternoon is free to explore the city with its cafes, restaurants and old houses on its own. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day | Hội An Old Town leisure
After a hearty breakfast, you can make today's day to your taste. You can stroll through the old town or spend the day on the beach. If you are interested we can arrange a cooking class for you. In the evening, it is advisable to go for a walk in Ha Noi on the water to watch the lights on the water. They spend the night in Ha Noi.
Day | Hội AnĐà Nẵng - Hồ Chí Minh
After breakfast, today's transfer will take you from Da Nang Airport to Ho Chi Minh. Once there you will visit, among other things, the former Presidential Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the central French Post Office. Then visit China Town, where you will find the huge Binh Tay Wholesale Market and the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda. The night will be spent in Ho Chi Minh.
Day | Hồ Chí Minh-Cu Chi Tunnel - Hồ Chí Minh
After breakfast, leave Ho Chi Minh and drive to the Cu Chi Tunnelsystem. There you will learn a lot about the famous underground system of the Vietnam War and explore it as well. Afterwards, you will return to Ho Chi Minh and spend the afternoon exploring the city. In the evening, we recommend you to visit one of the roof top bars in the city.
Day | Discover the Mekong Delta
Today you will drive to the Mekong Delta after breakfast. There you will explore the area during a boat trip, visit local houses and have lunch with a folk songs performance. On the way back to Ho Chi Minh (the former Saigon) stop at a coconut factory and then at the Vinh Trang Pagoda. In the evening your time is at leisure. If you wish you can book a Vespa tour through Ho Chi Minh City. They stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day | Hồ Chí Minh - Siem Reap
Today is your last in Vietnam. When you have finished your breakfast, head to the airport and fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Upon arrival, you will be able to admire the famous Angkor Wat. Another highlight of the day is the view of the sunset over Angkor from the Phnom Bakheng hill. After exploring the temple grounds, you will spend the night in Siem Reap.
Day | Angkor Thom & Bayon Temple
Today we continue with the exploration of the Angkor Archeological Park. So you can see the spectacular sunrise over Angkor Wat, you have to get up early today. After this spectacle you will go back to the hotel and you can fortify yourself at breakfast before going on a discovery tour. Today you will visit the ancient palace Angkor Thom as well as the temple Bayon, Takeo and Ta Prohm. In a local restaurant you will enjoy a typical Khmer dinner today.
Day | Siem Reap departure
After breakfast, you will drive to the airport in Siem Reap from where you will start your journey home.
The itinerary runs from Ha Noi via Ha Long Bay, Hoi An to the Mekong Delta and finally takes you via Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.