Day 1: Hochiminh City arrival (D)
Meeting at airport and transfer guest to hotel. Check in. Overnight in Hochiminh City.
Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnel – City Tour (B, L)
Breakfast at Hotel. Transfer to visit Cu Chi Tunnels.
Discover the incredible underground tunnel network built by Vietnamese guerrilla fighters during the long years of war.
Back to Hochiminh City.
After lunch, take the Hochiminh City tour with Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office and Ben Thanh Market.
Overnight in Hochiminh City.
Day 3: Hochiminh city – My Tho – Mekong Delta Cruise (B, L)
Breakfast at Hotel. Coach trip to My Tho. Capital of Tien Giang province, some of the most beautiful rural areas of the Mekong Delta. Cruise on Tien River to visit Thoi Son Islet, Tropical Fruit Garden and enjoy Local Folk Songs. Back to the Boat Station. Lunch at the local Restaurant with Vietnamese special dishes as “Tai Tuong” fried fish, spring rolls, shrimps. Back to HCMC. Overnight in Hochiminh City.
Day 4: Ho Chi Minh – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, D)
Pick up at the hotel and transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport for the flight to Da Nang. Car & guide in Da Nang pick up at the airport and transfer to visit Cham Museum & Five Mables Mountain. Continue to Hoi An. Have dinner. Overnighti in Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An – Tra Que Village – Hoi An Ancient Town (B, L)
08:00 :local guide will see you at your hotel with your bicycle. you will cycle to a local farm in Tra Que village. A short stroll will take you around the vegetable garden and then you can join the farmers
in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from thelocal lake. following steps are raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many other gardening activities. after all these activities, you will take a short rest and enjoy foot bath before getting to preparing lunch with a local family. Your lunch will consist of many local delicacies including ‘tam huu’ spring roll, Banh xeo or local pancake of people in vietnam middle region. you can join the cooking with the chef on these meals. After your morning excurtions and your lunch, you will take a vietnamese traditional post-prandial nap before learning how to harvest and wrap the vegetables.
Around 14.00: bid farewell to your host family before riding back to Hoi An
Walk to the old town to begin the tour of Hoi An Ancient Town. Start visiting the Temple Kwan, Phuc Kien Temple, Tan Ky Ancient House, Phung Hung house, Japanese Bridge and cultural show rooms in Hoi An. After your walking tour. If you have free time, you can do shopping at the old town. Over night in Hoi An
Day 6: Hoi An – Hue sightseeing (B, L)
07:30 depart to Hue. Arrived Hue at about 11:30. Visit Hue City: take a short excursion to visit Imperial Citadel including Flag Tower, Ngo Mon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, Forbidden Purple City. Then we move to Thien Mu pagoda – the Hue’s symbol. From Thien Mu take boat trip down stream to Trang Tien Bridge and enjoy sun set on Huong river. Check in hotel. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue – Ha Noi (B, L)
Pick up at the hotel and transfer to visit Tu Duc Tomb, Khai Dinh Tomb. After lunch transfer to the airport for flight to Hanoi. Car & guide in Hanoi meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel for check in. Over night in Ha Noi
Day 8: Ha Noi sightseeing – Water Puppet Show (B, L)
Have breakfast at hotel. Transfer for Hanoi city tour. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and museum, One Pillar Pagoda – whose origins date back to the foundation of Hanoi. Temple of Literature – well-known as the first University of Vietnam, built in 1070). History museums which displays an excellent collection of artifacts illustrating the Vietnamese history. Enjoy a cyclo trip around The Old Quarters and view the old Chinese architecture and around the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple. Enjoy Water puppet show – a traditional art form closely connected with the long-standing spiritual life of the Vietnamese people. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 9: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Have breakfasta at hotel.
08:00 Shuttle bus & guide pick up at the hotel and transfer to Halong.
11:30 Arrive at Bai Chay/Halong pier and start program Halong Bay Cruiser 2 days 1 night on Junk.
12.15: Embark on Halong Phoenix for welcome drink followed by a cruise briefing and safety instructions. Enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while our cruiser heads to the bay passing the beautiful limestone seascape.
15.15: Visiting Sung Sot cave, one of the most amazing caves in Halong Bay. The two chambers that form this amazing grotto are decorated with thousands of spectacular stalactite and stalagmite forms.
16.25: Enjoy kayaking (weather permitted) with guideline around the fishing village then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure. Fresh fruit platter will be served on the sundeck.
17.45: Halong Phoenix cruises through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Luon Cave
18.00: Cooking demonstration and discover the mystic recipes of the Vietnamese cuisine
19.00: Seafood set-dinner on board
21.00: Enjoy evening activities – Movie Night, Board Games, Fishing or karaoke program
Overnight on Halong Phoenix Cruiser
Day 10: Halong – Hanoi (B, L)
A new day has come with beautiful sunrise view from your cabin
7.30: Have breakfast while complimentary tea & coffee are served
8.00: Trip by tender to Ti Top island for swimming or climb up to the top to see the outstanding scenery of the bay.
9.00: Return to Phoenix Cruiser. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbor
9.30: Check out and settle the bill
11.00: Set menu lunch is served on board
12.00: Disembark and transfer to Tuan Chau Island.
Transfer back to Hanoi by car. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 11: Hanoi – Luang Prabang (B, D)
Have breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport for flight to Luang Prabang (Laos)
Arrive in Luang Prabang. Pick up & transfer to the hotel for check-in. Free at leisure. Have dinner.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 12: Luang Prabang (B, L)
Visit Khuang Si Falls. In the afternoon, make a city tour visiting the Former Royal Palace, Wat Xieng Thong, Wat Sen and Wat Visun. End the day enjoying the sunset from the top of Mt. Phou Si. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 13: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou – Luang Prabang (B, L)
Take a full-day boat trip on the mighty Mekong River. En route, visit the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, Continue down river to Ban Xang Hai village. After a picnic lunch, return to Luang Prabang for a short visit to the typical Lao village at Ban Xang Khong.
Overnight in Luang Prabang.
Day 14: Luang Prabang – Vientiane (B, L)
After breakfast, visit Luang Prabang Market and a number of shops selling antiques and silver jewelry made by mountain tribes. Transfer to the airport for a flight to Vientiane. Arrive in Vientiane, transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, take a city tour to visit Wat Simuang, Vientiane’s most sacred site, and the religious museum at Wat Sisaket, Wat Pra Keo, That Luang Golden Stupa, and the Ratuxai Victory Gate. Contemplate the sunset along the banks of the Mekong River.
Overnight at hotel in Vientiane.
Day 15: Vientiane – Nam Ngum Lake (B, L, D)
After breakfast at Hotel, head out of the city. Make our way to Nam Ngum, a huge reservoir created by damming the Nam Ngum River, stop over at Ban Keun, which is famous for it’s salt extraction plant and a village of local Lao rice whisky distillation. On arrival at the lake, embark on a long tail boat visiting fisherman villages in various islets. Visit some beautiful islets and take a short walk to explore the lifestyle of the local fishermen. On return, [if time permits], perhaps you might experience gambling at legal Lao casino located in the valley where you can enjoy an ideal landscape for anyone seeking for an overview of lake when the heat becomes unbearable in city. Return to Vientiane by late evening. Dinner at Phatoke Laoderm while watching traditional Lao dancing performance.
Overnight in Vientiane.
Day 16: Vientiane – Siem Reap (B, D)
Breakfast at hotel. Free until transferring to the airport for a departure flight to Siemreap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be met and welcomed by our friendly guide then transferred directly to your hotel. Start your visit to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King. Explore more one of the great wonders of the world, the symbol of the heart and soul of the Cambodia, Angkor Wat. Then view wonderful sunset from the top of Phnom Bakheng Hills. Tonight you will enjoy dinner with Khmer Apsara Dance Show.
Overnight in Siemreap.
Day 17: Siem Reap (B, L)
After an early breakfast at hotel, spend more time exploring this memorable archaeological area. Travel out to Banteay Srei, famous for its detailed and intricate stone carvings. It is not a big temple, but has been sometimes referred to as ‘the jewel in the crown of Angkorian art. Back at the main temple complex, Preah Khan contains a maze of vaulted corridors and is another complex that has been largely reclaimed by the jungle. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 18: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, drive through Cambodia’s picturesque countryside to reach Phnom Penh – the capital where you will notice a clear change of pace. Sipping a relaxing drink at the Foreign Correspondents’ Club to fresh up your evening.
Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 19: Phnom Penh (B, L)
After breakfast at hotel, take a full city tour to introduce to you the sights of Phnom Penh, a city that lies near the confluence of the Mekong and the Tonle Sap Rivers. The private quarters of the Royal Palace is home to King Sihamoni and is therefore closed to the public; however, we are able to visit the Silver Pagoda which lies in the palace complex, which is the most sacred temple in the country and was previously spared from destruction by the Khmer Rouge. Wat Phnom is the temple which gave rise to the foundation of the city in the 15th Century. The bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge is a painful, but unavoidable, part of Cambodia’s recent history and visits to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek tell the story of this tragic legacy.
Note: These sites are a major part of sightseeing tour in Phnom Penh; however, if you do not wish to visit either of them, please inform your tour leader. An ideal way to spend your last evening in Cambodia is to relax in a cafe by the riverfront.
Day 20: Phnom Penh – Departure (B)
Enjoy breakfast at hotel and end your tour in Cambodia. Say goodbye to Cambodia and get ready for your onward flight.
Cost per person: NZ$3,482 (3 stars hotel); NZ$3,923 (4 stars hotel); NZ$5,529 (5 stars hotel).
Your hotel list is available here.
Air ticket: International air tickets (Economy, taxed): Hanoi – Luang Prabang; Vientiane – Siem Reap
Domestic air tickets (Economy, taxed) Ho Chi Minh – Danang; Danang – Hanoi
Hotel accommodation (Twin share)
English speaking local guide
Full meals as mentioned in tour program (B for Breakfast, L for Lunch, D for Dinner),
Fee entrance & boat trip
Package 2 days 1 night on cruise in Ha Long Bay
Mineral water (2 bottles/person/day)
Tip and personal expenses
Air Ticket not mentioned above
Drinks in meals
Meals not mentioned in tour program
Other services not mentioned in tour program & included list