Vietnam and Cambodia Family Tour 15 Days

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Overview: 

The 15 day tour encompasses key highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia, starting from Hanoi and finishing in Siem Reap. In Vietnam, we explore key attractions and destination (Hanoi cultural places, Halong bay cruise, the complex of royal monuments listed as a World Heritage site in Hue, the once prosperous trading port of Hoi An, stunning beaches in Nha Trang, and historic sites in Ho Chi Minh City). Heading to Phnom Penh, we visit Wat Phnom Temple, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, a Khmer red pavilion, which is dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The final destination is Siam Reap of Cambodia. The Angkor Archaeological Park, contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the 9th to the 15th centuries. Throughout the tour you will get to know cultural values and traditions of destinations and indulge yourself into daily life of visited communities.

 

Highlights

-       Getting to know Hanoi’s rich cultural and historical values: its past and presence

-       Boat cruise through the limestone karsts of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay

-       Exploring the Forbidden Purple Citadel and other UNESCO World Heritage listed monuments in Hue

-       Feeling the past through ancient town of Hoi An: its unique architecture, art, silks

-       Enjoying an amateur scuba diving or snorkeling, discovering marine lives in Nha Trang

-       Appreciating Viet Nam longest tunnel at Cu Chi, seeing Saigon war remnants museum

-       Sightseeing at famous attractions of Phnom Penh including Wat Phnom Temple, the Silver Pagoda

-       Exploring Angkor Archaeological Park, with temples dating back hundreds of years

Itinerary:

Day 1: Hanoi

Your flight lands in Noi Bai international airport, 30 kms from Hanoi city centre. Our car will pick you up and transfer to the hotel in the Old Quarter. Depending on your arrival time, we will arrange tour activities that are most suitable. Once you have checked in, a short introductory meeting will take place to welcome you, and inform of useful itinerary, advice, preparations etc.

 

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (Breakfast, lunch)

We drive to Ho Chi Minh complex, spend a couple of hours to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh museum.  We walk to the One Pillar Pagoda, the iconic Buddhist temple of Vietnam. We continue to the Temple of Literature originally built as a temple of Confucius. This is the site of the Vietnam first university dating back to 1070. The Temple highlights the importance of education. In the afternoon, we visit the Museum of ethnology, the most interesting museum in Vietnam, showing the diverse cultures of 54 ethnic groups in the country.

 

Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise (Breakfast, lunch, dinner)

Halong Bay is known as a majestic and mysterious natural wonder. Imagine that around 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin creating a breathtaking beauty. It is a pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures given by the nature. We take a four hour shared drive to Halong Bay before boarding on our cruise boat. We will cruise through remarkable limestone formations of Halong Bay. We have the opportunities to enjoy a swim, visits to stunningly beautiful grottoes and do some kayaking. Overnight on the cruise boat will be a memorable experience for your group.

 

Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise-Hanoi (Breakfast, lunch)

In the morning, enjoy some guided Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. We continue sightseeing and cruising around Halong Bay and Lan Ha Bay, before turning to the harbor and driving back to Hanoi. Take your own time to discover Hanoi by night in the Old Quarter. Take a quick bite and board the night Reunification Express train to Hue. Enjoy Vietnam by night along the railway including city and rural life. Remember to buy some extra fruits and drinks to the train.

 

Day 5: Hue Cultural Complex (Breakfast, lunch)

Get off the train in the early morning to start discovering the former capital city of Hue, a World Heritage site, well-known for its imperial city, relics, and emperor tombs. We start with the imperial city where the last 13 Vietnamese emperors lived and reined the country: Ngo Mon gate, the Forbidden Purple Palace, The Mieu Temple. We pass by rice field and beautiful green hills to reach the tomb of Khai Dinh emperor. A magnificent place that buried the king is seen as a symbol of glory luxury lifestyle. Take a boat cruise along the Perfume River to reveal a special character of Hue people, something contrasting to Saigon and Hanoi in social conversations and traditions.

 

Day 6: Hoi An Ancient Town (Breakfast, lunch) 

After breakfast, we take a three hour drive to another World Heritage site, Hoi An ancient city. Along the way our car passes by stunning coastal scenery and Lang Co beach, a new tourist destination of the central region. We continue driving through Da Nang city, a booming real estate market and a trading port. We reach the ancient and historic town of Hoi An which was for three centuries one of the most important ports in Central Vietnam, visited by sailing ships from all over the world seeking trade in silk, ceramics, spice etc. In the afternoon we visit Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky Old hose, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Cham Museum and Chinese Assembly Hall. Then free to get back for a great swim in Cua Dai beach. The beach is clean, shallow and often calm. Or enjoy seafood and local delicacies by the beach or in a restaurant.  

 

Day 7: Hoi An-Da Nang – Nha Trang (breakfast)

Enjoy its unique architecture, lifestyle, markets, ancient houses which have been preserved for years. Late in the morning, we transfer to Da Nang for a short flight to Nha Trang.

 

Day 8: Nha Trang Bay (Breakfast, lunch) 

Often referred to as one of the best bays on earth, Nha Trang is stunning, beautiful, clean, with clear sky and water. We will have the opportunity to enjoy a tropical paradise right on the beach. Then enjoy a cruise boat to Tam Island, a small island strictly protected by the Government (with support of Danida Denmark). Enjoy an amateur scuba diving or snorkeling, discovering marine lives thanks to crystal clear blue water. Take a sun bed, start enjoy fresh seafood with a cup of wine or beer. Then visit a fishing village to experience local life activities. 

 

Day 9: Nha Trang-Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast, lunch) 

After breakfast, we take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City, a bustling city often referred as the Oriental Pearl. We start our city tour by visiting the War Remnants Museum to discover one chapter of the city, then head to Reunification Palace close by. Take a walk around Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral and the central Post Office. The evening is free for independent sightseeing, enjoying some coffee and ice cream, or shopping along the streets of central business districts.

 

Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels – Phnom Penh (Breakfast, lunch) 

In the morning we will explore an incredible network of underground tunnel designed and constructed to withstand fierce crack down of the external forces, the Cu Chi tunnel. No word could describe it better than experience it yourself. Come and see how Viet Nam won the war. You’ ve got to appreciate the talent of the country. In the afternoon, we head out to the airport for our flight to Phnom Penh.

 

Day 11: Phnom Penh Cultural Exploration (Breakfast, lunch) 

We plan for a visit to key attractions in the capital which sits by the Mekong and the Tonle Sap Lake. Most of the impressions will be the French colonial influence amidst the strong Khmer cultural values. We will visit Wat Phnom Temple, the Silver Pagoda, one of the richest shrines in the world. The floor is made of 5.000 silver tiles. In the afternoon, we head to the Royal Palace, a magnificent example of Khmer architecture, which was built in 1866. We will see the Throne Hall and the Napoleon III Pavilion.

 

Day 12: Phnom Penh-Siem Reap Angkor Temples (Breakfast, lunch) 

In the morning, we visit the National Museum, a Khmer red pavilion, which is dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th century), and some from the 4th century. A dark period in the country’s history is depicted at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Then in the afternoon we take a flight to Siem Reap which is the tourist hub for the area.

 

Day 13: Siem Reap Angkor Temples (Breakfast, lunch) 

Today we will visit Cambodia’s key tourist attraction the Angkor Archaeological Park, just 6 kms away to the North of Siem Reap. Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area, the Park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the 9th to the 15th centuries. The most famous are the Temple of Angkor Wat and the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom with its countless sculptural decorations. Our tour covers the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

Day 14: Siem Reap Angkor Temples Exploration (Breakfast, lunch) 

In the morning, we get up early and continue to explore other temples and sites at the Park including temples of Thommanon, Takeo, one of Angkor's great mountains temple, Ta Prohm who become part of the jungle, Banteay Kdei with attractive carvings, Srah Srang, Prasat Kravan unique brick sculptures. 

 

Day 15: Siem Reap-Departure (breakfast)

A free morning is at leisure, writing up some blog posts or taking the last photos of this town. In the evening, we take you to the airport for your flight home.

Contact: Matthew at info@redcranetravel.com

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