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ARMCHAIR VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA (15DAYS/14NIGHTS)

  • 15days/14nights
  • Hanoi - Halong Bay - Danang - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Cu Chi tunnel - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
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  • Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)
    Day 1: Hanoi arrival (D)

    Meals: Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: You are warmly welcomed by our Tour guide at Noi Bai Airport and transferred to your hotel in Hanoi capital (check in at 14:00PM, free early check in subject to availability). Be free and relax after long journey. In the evening, attend Water Puppet Show and enjoy welcome dinner. Overnight in Hanoi.

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    + Water Puppet Show: It is a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century CE when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam.

  • Day 2: Hanoi - Halong bay – Overnight on cruise (B/L/D) - included escort tour guide and private transfer from/to Hanoi
    Day 2: Hanoi - Halong bay – Overnight on cruise (B/L/D) - included escort tour guide and private transfer from/to Hanoi

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and dinner at cruise

    Accommodations: on cruise

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: After breakfast at hotel,

    08:00: Leave Hanoi for Halong Bay, on arrival at Halong city at about 11:30. 

    11.30: Check-in at Paradise Suites Hotel - Tuan Chau Island

    After arriving at Paradise Suites Hotel on Tuan Chau Island, you will be transferred to Paradise Elegance.

    12:30: Embark on Paradise Elegance

    Once you have been transferred to Paradise Elegance, you will be checked-in and given a short briefing about your cruise while sipping your welcome drink at Le Marin Restaurant.

    13:00: Lunch at Le Marin Restaurant

    Lunch will be served in Le Marin Restaurant while Paradise Elegance cruises toward Halong Bay. You will pass the famous Fighting Cocks Islet, and Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves.

    14:45: Visit Sung Sot Cave

    Your second stop of the day is the magnificent Sung Sot Cave, where you can take in the panoramic views across Halong Bay after visiting the cave. Alternatively, you can opt for an afternoon of pampering at Le Parfum Spa* or an afternoon tea in Le Piano Bar.

    16:15: Visit Tung Sau Pearl Farm or kayak*

    Your first excursion is a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm, an area in Halong Bay dedicated to growing pearls and practicing a handmade technique based on Vietnamese tradition and Japanese technology. This is also an ideal destination for kayaking. If this excursion doesn’t take your fancy, stay on board and treat yourself to a delicious afternoon tea.

    18:00: Cooking Demonstration and Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails*

    At sunset, Paradise Elegance will anchor overnight at Coconut Tree Island. Watch a cooking demonstration on the L’Odyssée Sundeck while enjoying Pre-Dinner Sunset Cocktails* at the bar.

    19:30: Dinner at Le Marin Restaurant

    Savour a delicious dinner at Le Marin Restaurant, or choose a special spot anywhere else on board to dine. After dinner, indulge in drinks* and live music at Le Piano Bar, squid fishing, a spa treatment at Le Parfum Spa* or movies in your cabin.

    (Please note that live music is not available on Mondays.)

    Note: * Additional charges

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    + HaLong Bay (Vịnh Hạ Long) is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam.

    Ha Long Bay has an area of around 1,553 km2 (600 sq mi), including 1,960–2,000 islets, most of which are limestone. The core of the bay has an area of 334 km2 (129 sq mi) with a high density of 775 islets. The limestone in this bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The evolution of the karst in this bay has taken 20 million years under the impact of the tropical wet climate. The geo-diversity of the environment in the area has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen bio system, oceanic and sea shore bio system. Ha Long Bay is home to 14 endemic floral species and 60 endemic faunal species.

  • Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B)
    Day 3: Halong – Hanoi (B)

    Meals: Breakfast on cruise

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today:

    06:30: Tai Chi on L'Odyssée Sundeck

    Watch the sunrise with a Tai Chi session on L’Odyssée Sundeck, followed by a light breakfast in Le Piano Bar.

    07:30: Soi Sim Island

    You will visit popular Soi Sim Island, where you can go swimming or hike to the top for another stunning, panoramic view of the Bay.

    08:30: Breakfast Buffet at Le Marin Restaurant

    Back on board, a buffet breakfast will be served as we once again cruise past Thien Cung and Dau Go Caves and Fighting Cocks Islet before your bill settlement, check-out and return to Tuan Chau Island.

    10:30: Disembark at the Tuan Chau Marina

    Our tour guide and driver will pick up you transfer back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

    Notes: Due to cruising conditions, itineraries may change without prior notice. Wi-Fi is available in the restaurant/bar area, but internet connectivity is limited due to the geography of Halong. Thank you for your understanding.

    Note: * Additional charges

  •  Day 4: Hanoi – Danang – Hoian (B/L/D) by flight
    Day 4: Hanoi – Danang – Hoian (B/L/D) by flight

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle and flight by Vietnam airline

    Activities for today: This morning, spent some leisure time on Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later, visit Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature-the first university of Vietnam. After lunch, proceed to Hanoi Hilton (also called Hoa Lo Prison). Then transfer to airport take flight to Danang. Pick up transfer to hotel in Hoian. Have dinner at local restaurant.  Overnight in Hoian. 

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    Note: Please note that the HCM Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays.

    + Ba Dinh Square: It is the name of a famous square in Hanoi where president Ho Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam on September 2, 1945. It is named after the Ba Dình Uprising, an anti-French rebellion that occurred in Vietnam in 1886–1887 as part of the Can Vuong movement. When Ho Chi Minh died, the granite Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum was built here to display his embalmed body. It remains a major site of tourism and pilgrimage.

    + Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: It holds the embalmed remains of Ho Chi Minh. Visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is a highlight for many locals' visits to the capital, and very few Vietnamese visiting Hanoi pass up a chance for a pilgrimage to the place where Vietminh leader Ho Chi Minh read the Declaration of Independence. It is closed every Monday and Friday, November and December closed for maintain.

    + Ho Chi Minh's House on Stilts: It is the house president Ho Chi Minh lived on and off from 1958 to 1969. It was constructed by the official French architect for Vietnam. Like most French Colonial architecture, the palace is pointedly European. The house is an interpretation of a traditional rural dwelling, and has been preserved just as Ho left it.

    + One Pillar Pagoda: It is a Buddhist temple in the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum complex near Ba Dinh Square, a replica of an older temple that was built in 1049 and destroyed in 1954.It is regarded alongside the Perfume Temple, as one of Vietnam's two most iconic temples.

    + Temple of Literature: It is a temple of Confucius in Hanoi. The temple hosts the "Imperial Academy", Vietnam's first national university. The various pavilions, halls, statues and stelae of doctors are places where offering ceremonies, study sessions and the strict exams of the Dai Viet took place.

    + Hoa Lo Prison: It was a prison used by the French colonists in Vietnam for political prisoners, and later by North Vietnam for prisoners of war during the Vietnam War when it was sarcastically known to American prisoners of war as the "Hanoi Hilton".

    + Vietnam Airlines (Vietnamese: Hãng Hàng không Quốc gia Việt Nam) is the flag carrier of Vietnam. The airline was founded in 1956 and later established as a state-owned enterprise in April 1989. Vietnam Airlines is headquartered in Long Biên District, Hanoi, with hubs at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The airline flies to 64 destinations in 17 countries, excluding codeshared services.

    Vietnam Airlines became a member of SkyTeam in June 2010, making it the first Southeast Asian carrier to have joined that alliance.

  • Day 5: Hoian City (B/L)
    Day 5: Hoian City (B/L)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: After breakfast, we go around the tiny town of Hoi An to visit the Japanese Bridge, the famous Chinese Temple, and Vietnamese former merchants house. Afternoon is a boat ride on the Hoai River to Thanh Ha Pottery Village to see the local traditional way of making potteries, free time. Overnight in Hoian. 

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    + Hoi An ancient town: is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

    + Japanese Bridge: The bridge was constructed in the early 1600s by the Japanese community, roughly 40 years before they left the city to return to Japan under the strict policy of sakoku enforced by the Tokugawa Shogunate, and renovated in 1986. Today, it's the symbol of Hoi An.

    + Chinese Temple: It's called the 'Assembly Hall of the Fujian Chinese Congregation' and Built in 1757.

    + Vietnamese former merchants house: 200 years old house ever the place for Vietnamese merchants to have meetings and share information.

    + Thanh Ha Pottery village: It is famous for its Pottery-making, at every turn you can see local people working on their crafts that have been handed down through generations.

     

  • Day 6: Hoian – Danang – AnBang Village - Hue (B/L)
    Day 6: Hoian – Danang – AnBang Village - Hue (B/L)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for todayAfter breakfast, we transfer to Hue. Through pass marble mountain Hai Van pass, Non Nuoc Beach, LangCo Beach, we will have lunch at the local restaurant, then we will transfer to visit An Bang Village which there are many the big houses or beautiful village for the dead people. After that we will transfer to Hue city. Check in hotel. Overnight in Hue.

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    + The Hai Vân Pass (Vietnamese: Đèo Hải Vân, "ocean cloud pass"), is an approximately 21 km long mountain pass on National Route 1A in Vietnam. It traverses a spur of the larger Annamite Range that juts into the East Sea of Viet Nam, on the border of Đà Nẵng and Thừa Thiên–Huế Province, near Bạch Mã National Park. Its name refers to the mists that rise from the sea, reducing visibility. Historically, the pass was a physical division between the kingdoms of Champa and Đại Việt.

    + Non Nuoc Beach: It is a white sandy beach on the outskirts of Da Nang is renowned for both its spectacular beauty and for its history as an R&R destination for American troops during the Vietnam War. Today, the beach is home to expensive resorts, surfing and entertainment facilities.

    + An Bang Village (in Vietnamese: An Bằng) is a small fishing village in Hue, also commonly known as “Town of Ghosts” or “The Land Where The Dead Live”.

  • Day 7: Hue city tour (B/L/D)
    Day 7: Hue city tour (B/L/D)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: After breakfast, you will first visit the Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang. Then sail the Perfume River by Royal Dragon Boat to the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda. Transfer to visit Imperial Citadel with cobbled paths and tour the Forbidden Purple City. Later on, absorb the energy, sounds and odors of the bustling Dong Ba Market. Have dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Hue.

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    + Royal Tomb of King Ming Mang: It is the final resting place of one of the Nguyen Dynasty's staunchest Confucians, whose reign represents the apex of Nguyen power over the country.

    + Perfume River: It is a river that crosses the city of Hue. In the autumn, flowers from orchards upriver from Hue fall into the water, giving the river a perfume-like aroma, hence the soubriquet.

    + Thien Mu Pagoda: Built in 1601 between a river and a pine forest, the Thien Mu Pagoda ("Heavenly Lady Pagoda") in Hue is one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country.

    + Imperial Citadel: It is comparatively modern in European terms. Built over thirty years in the early part of the 19th century, the Citadel encompasses three ‘courts’ covering a total of 6 km.

    + Forbidden Purple City: Following the design of the Forbidden City in China yet with distinctive inspiration, Hue proudly holds this site as its major attractions luring world-wide Vietnam tours fans.

    + Dong Ba Market: one of the romantic Hue's symbols. What consists in the attraction towards this market is the preservation of ancient distinctiveness. Tourists can see all the typical features of a traditional Vietnamese market.

  • Day 8: Hue – Ho Chi Minh (B/D) by flight
    Day 8: Hue – Ho Chi Minh (B/D) by flight

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: We have breakfast at hotel, free time. In the afternoon, we will take a flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Arrival in Ho Chi Minh city, we are welcome by tour guide and transfer to check in hotel. In the afternoon, we will have dinner in the restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

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    + Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnamese: Thành phố Hồ Chí Minh); also known by its former name of Saigon (Vietnamese: Sài Gòn), is the most populous city in Vietnam with a population of 8.4 million (13 million in the metropolitan area) as of 2017. Located in southeast Vietnam, the metropolis surrounds the Saigon River and covers about 2,061 square kilometres (796 square miles).

    Under the name Saigon, it was the capital of French Indochina from 1887 to 1902 and again from 1945 to 1954. Saigon would later become the capital of South Vietnam from 1955 until its fall in 1975. On 2 July 1976, Saigon merged with the surrounding Gia Định Province and was officially renamed Ho Chi Minh City after revolutionary leader Hồ Chí Minh (although the name Sài Gòn is still widely used).

    Ho Chi Minh City is the most visited city in Vietnam, with 6.3 million visitors in 2017. Many of the city's landmarks which are well known to international visitors include the Bến Thành Market, Ho Chi Minh City Hall, Notre-Dame Cathedral Basilica of Saigon, Independence Palace and the Municipal Theatre. The main passenger airport serving the metropolitan area is Tan Son Nhat International Airport, it is the busiest airport in Vietnam handling 36 million passengers in 2017.

    + Vietnam Airlines (Vietnamese: Hãng Hàng không Quốc gia Việt Nam) is the flag carrier of Vietnam. The airline was founded in 1956 and later established as a state-owned enterprise in April 1989. Vietnam Airlines is headquartered in Long Biên District, Hanoi, with hubs at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The airline flies to 64 destinations in 17 countries, excluding codeshared services.

    Vietnam Airlines became a member of SkyTeam in June 2010, making it the first Southeast Asian carrier to have joined that alliance.

  • Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be floating Market - Cantho  (B/L/D)
    Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city - Cai Be floating Market - Cantho (B/L/D)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: Start the tour at 8:00 from your hotel and after driving through the green rice paddy fields stretching towards the horizon, arrive Caibe floating market. On arrival, get on private boat to visit Cai Be floating market where sellers and buyers bargaining and exchanging their goods from their boats, then ride on the maze of shady canals to visit the An Binh islands, enjoy the local tropical fruits and see how local people cultivate their orchards, make their livings from ceramics, popcorn and rice paper. Have a nice chance of bicycle riding, roaming through the village and looking at the local handicraft shops. Stop and walk around the village to enjoy the daily life of local people. Continue driving to Can Tho. Overnight at Can Tho.

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    + Cai Be floating market is a small and little visited floating market in Mekong Delta. It is held along the Tan Phong Island at the junction of Tien River in territory of three provinces Tien Giang, Vinh Long and Ben Tre. Every morning, hundreds of boats gather here to trade their local products, mainly fruit, creating a bustling fair. Different from other big floating market in the region, Cai Be is a retail market and it ends around mid-day, so try to visit it early or miss its vibrancy.

  • Day 10: Cantho - Cai Rang floating Market - Hochiminh (B/L)
    Day 10: Cantho - Cai Rang floating Market - Hochiminh (B/L)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: After breakfast, cruise along the small and picturesque tributaries by rowing boat to Cai Rang floating market, enjoy the beautiful scenery and take part in the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice noodles making shop. Back to Ho Chi Minh for overnight.

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    + Cai Rang Floating Market: It is open all day but it is busiest from sunrise to about 10am. The main items sold there are farm products and specialties of Cai Be Town.

    + Rice Noodle: experience to learn how local people to make rice noodle, you can try fire noodle on your own expense if you like it.

  • Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel – City tour (B/L/D)
    Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnel – City tour (B/L/D)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: Morning visit Cu chi tunnel to visit the military base of Vietnamese Army which is a system of tunnels to understand how people lived, struggled and won the war. Back to Ho Chi Minh for lunch, then we will go to visit Reunification Palace, War Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral and Ben Thanh Market. Dinner is served in the local restaurant. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

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    + Cu Chi Tunnels: This tunnel system was established and used by the Vietcong during the war of independence. From 1988, two sections of tunnels have been open for Vietnam tours visitors. This gigantic underground network connects villages around, making it a wonderful destination for all kinds of Vietnam tours.

    + Reunification Palace: Reunification Palace formerly known as Independence Palace, built on the site of the former Norodom Palace, is a landmark in Ho Chi Minh City. It was the home and workplace of the President of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War.

    + War Museum: War Remnants operated by the Vietnamese government, the museum was opened in September 1975. The museum comprises a series of eight themed rooms in several buildings, with period military equipment located within a walled yard.

    + Notre Dame Cathedral: Constructed by the French in the 1800s, the Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City appears strangely out of place with its Gothic and Roman-style architecture. Twin towers reaching to 190 feet capture the interest of people strolling by.

    + Ben Thanh Market: The market is one of the earliest surviving structures in Saigon and one of symbols of Ho Chi Minh City, popular with tourists seeking local handicrafts, textiles and souvenirs, as well as local cuisine.

  • Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap (B/L/D) by flight
    Day 12: Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap (B/L/D) by flight

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: After breakfast we fly to Siem Reap – gateway to Angkor. After check in at our hotel we will have lunch – our first taste of Khmer cuisine. Afternoon transfer for our first experience of the world famous antiquities of Cambodia – monumental Angkor Wat - an expansive fortified temple city dating as far back as the 9th century. Overnight in Siem Reap.

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    + Angkor Wat: Angkor Wat is the largest and most breathtaking monument at Angkor. Built as the funerary temple for Suryavarman II, who ruled from 1112 to 1152, Angkor never fails to reward the Cambodia tour fans with its grand scale, surreal bas reliefs and unbelievable attention to detail.

    + Vietnam Airlines (Vietnamese: Hãng Hàng không Quốc gia Việt Nam) is the flag carrier of Vietnam. The airline was founded in 1956 and later established as a state-owned enterprise in April 1989. Vietnam Airlines is headquartered in Long Biên District, Hanoi, with hubs at Noi Bai International Airport and Tan Son Nhat International Airport. The airline flies to 64 destinations in 17 countries, excluding codeshared services.

    Vietnam Airlines became a member of SkyTeam in June 2010, making it the first Southeast Asian carrier to have joined that alliance

  • Day 13: Siem Reap tour (B/L)
    Day 13: Siem Reap tour (B/L)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch and Dinner at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle

    Activities for today: Breakfast at hotel, transfer to continue our exploration of Angkor - visit the famous South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon temple, Baphoun, Terrace of Elephants, Terrace of Leper King and Phimean Akas temple. After lunch other Angkor Ruins such as Chao Say Tevoda, Takeo and Ta prhom temple. Relaxing evening spenth at a Dinner and Khmer Traditional Dance (Apsara) Show. Overnight in Siem Reap.

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    + South Gate of Angkor Thom: The south gate of Angkor Thom is 7.2 km north of Siem Reap, and 1.7 km north of the entrance to Angkor Wat. The walls, 8 m high and flanked by a moat, are each 3 km long, enclosing an area of 9 km2. You can see the giant statues in line at the both sides of the gate, gods in a line and the other are devils.

    + Bayon Temple: It is a well-known and richly decorated Khmer temple at Angkor in Cambodia. The Bayon's most distinctive feature is the multitude of serene and massive stone faces on the many towers which jut out from the upper terrace and cluster around its central peak. The temple is known also for two impressive sets of bas-reliefs, which present an unusual combination of mythological, historical, and mundane scenes.

    + Elephants Terrace: Elephants Terrace was used by Angkor's king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army. It was attached to the palace of Phimeanakas, which only a few ruins remain.

    + Ta Keo Temple: It is a temple-mountain, possibly the first to be built entirely of sandstone by Khmers. Like Pre Rup, it has five sanctuary towers arranged in a quincunx, built on the uppermost level of five-tier pyramid consisting of overlapping terraces (a step pyramid ), surrounded by moat, as a symbolic depiction of Mount Meru. Its particularly massive appearance is due to the absence of external decorations, as carving had just begun when the works stopped, besides an elaborate use of perspective effects. It is considered an example of the so-called Khleang style.

    + Ta Prohm Temple: The photogenic and atmospheric combination of trees growing out of the ruins and the jungle surroundings have made it one of Angkor's most popular temples with visitors. It is famous because of the film "Tomb Raider" also.

    + Apsara dance show - the traditional dance of Khmer people arrived in Cambodia about 2000 years ago (century 1) along with Hinduism. Both were developing rapidly in Angkor era. Apsara quickly became indispensible in every special occasion and event to honor Hinduism Gods. It’s estimated there were about 3000 Apsara dancers during Jayavarman Empire. This was an incredible number in comparison with the country’s population at that time. Nowadays, Apsara dance performances are shorter, opener and more comfortable than the classic ones but they still keep their perfect movements and the sensitive soul of the classic dances. Apsara dancers who are charming and full are symbols of Khmer spirit. As a famous dance of elegance, nobility and softness, every movement displays a balance in soul, no frustration or rush. In performances, Apsara dancers wear tight shirts in bright colors, traditional sampot skirts, and hat in temple-shape which is golden and decorated very sophisticatedly. To be Apsara dancers, women must have fit body, not too skinny or too fat. Especially, their hands and fingers should be small, long and tapering, lung should be straight, and waist should be small.

  • Day 14: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (B/L) by flight
    Day 14: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh (B/L) by flight

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle & Cambodia airline

    Activities for today: A cruise on the Tonlé Sap Lake, visit a floating village and experience the lifestyle of the fisher folk. Then we visit Chantier Ecole-Artisant d’Angkor – a tour of the classes and workshops offers a glimpse of Cambodian artistry. After lunch we fly to Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia. Overnight Phnom Penh.

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    + Tonle Sap Lake: It is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997. You can see the real life of fishmen in this area, floating school, floating houses, local kids play with big snake...etc, the temples in Siem Reap tell the history and the lake area tell the nature.

    + Chantier Ecole-Artisant d’Angkor: is a Cambodian social business enterprise that was set up in 1992 to revive traditional Khmer craftsmanship and to provide education and well-being to young Cambodians from impoverished backgrounds.

    The students at Artisans Angkor not only learn traditional wood and stone-carving techniques but also how to produce traditional silk paintings and lacquer ware. The products made by these talented young Cambodians are sold at a shop which is situated in the same building as the school. From silk fabrics and garments, stone and wood carving as well as lacquer ware, these products are the perfect souvenirs from a visit to Cambodia.

    The profits that the shop make are being used to fund the project and to bring more young Cambodians into the training program. Free guided tours explaining traditional techniques are available daily.

    + Cambodia Angkor Air is the national flag carrier airline of Cambodia, with its corporate headquarters and main hub in Phnom Penh.

  • Day 15: Phnom Penh – Departure (B/L)
    Day 15: Phnom Penh – Departure (B/L)

    Meals: Breakfast at hotel, Lunch at local restaurant

    Accommodations: at hotel

    Transfer: Private vehicle & Cambodia airline

    Activities for today: After breakfast we go on a city tour which includes visits to the impressive golden Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda - Preahkeo Morokot and the National Museum situated in the stunning old art school in the old Cambodian style. Our tour ends at the famous Russian Market for a last chance to buy Khmer products and souvenirs. Transfer to airport take flight to next destination. End trip.

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    + The Royal Palace is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia. The Kings of Cambodia have occupied it since it was built in the 1860s, with a period of absence when the country came into turmoil during and after the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

    + Wat Preah Keo Morakot (Silver Pagoda) is located in the southern portion of the Royal Palace complex. The pagoda was formerly known as Wat Uborsoth Rotannaram because it is where the King worshiped, prayed and practiced every Buddhist Silas Day. In the additional, the royal family and officials also held Buddhist ceremonies there.This pagoda has no monks. 

    + The National Museum of Cambodia in Phnom Penh is Cambodia's largest museum of cultural history and is the country's leading historical and archaeological museum.

    + Russian Market aka Psah Toul Tom Poung is a bustling bazaar that offers travellers spectacular glimpses of local Cambodians’ livelihoods, comprehensive variety of value-for-money souvenirs and endless photographic opportunities.

    The Russian Market was extremely popular amongst the Russian expatriates in the 1980s, hence gaining its apt name. From processed fishes, motorcycle spare parts, knock-off merchandise to even nail parlours, you can find virtually every item and service available here.

Rates vary frequently depending on group size, travel time, accommodation level, transportation and special touring requirements! Please contact us at info@handetour.com to get the best possible price.

Inclusion
  • Private transfers
  • Join boat in Halong (Private cabin)
  • English Speaking guide
  • Accommodation with breakfast (Check in at 14:00; check out at 12:00)
  • 04 flight tickets (Hanoi – Danang – Hochiminh – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh) by Vietnam and Cambodia airline 
  • Airport tax
  • All entrance fees
  • All meals as indicated (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
  • Daily bottle of mineral water
  • All activities mentioned
  • All service charge and government tax
Exclusion
  • Insurance
  • Personal expenses
  • Tip
  • Drink
  • Other not mentioned.
  • Visa fee
  • International flight in Vietnam/Out Cambodia
  • Early check in and late check out at hotels
  • Single room

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