Vietnam and Cambodia 2024: the Magical Indochina

14 days
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Price $3195
Special $2695

Price includes

  • Accommodation in high-standard tourist hotels with double rooms.
  • One-night all-inclusive cruise in Ha Long Bay (beverages excluded).
  • Meals as per the program (12 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 2 dinners).
  • Private transportation.
  • Motorboat transport to Chau Doc.
  • English-speaking guide assistance.
  • Local/licensed guides throughout the tour program.
  • Boat trips on Tonle Sap Lake and in the Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.
  • Visit to the floating market in Cai Be.
  • Entrance tickets to attractions in Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Thang Long Citadel, Temple of Literature.
  • Entrance ticket to Angkor Wat temple.
  • Entrance ticket to Ba Na Hills Amusement Park.
  • Entrance ticket to the Royal Palace in Phnom Penh.
  • Entrance ticket to the National Museum of Cambodia.
  • THERE IS AN OPTION TO RESERVE A SINGLE ROOM FOR AN ADDITIONAL FEE.

The price does not include

  • International airfare.
  • Domestic airfare from Hanoi to Da Nang and Hanoi to Siem Reap.
  • Customary tips and personal expenses.
  • Meals not included in the itineary.
  • Visa fees for Vietnam and Cambodia.
  • Travel insurance costs.
  • RULES:The program is tentative; the sequence of individual program points may change.The company is not responsible for the loss of the client’s property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for client losses in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the program dictated by circumstances beyond its control. The client is obligated to adhere to the tour regulations. Participants in the tour are insured according to the requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (policy available upon customer request). For an additional fee, participants can also insure themselves against hospital and outpatient treatment for illnesses acquired during the trip, as well as accidents in visited facilities.

Embark on a journey through “Vietnam and Cambodia 2024: Magical Indochina,” an expedition promising a blend of cultural opulence, historical richness, and breathtaking landscapes.

This immersive travel experience promises enchanting encounters with local cultures, savory culinary delights, and architectural marvels. From the bustling streets of Hanoi to the serenity of Ha Long Bay, the journey seamlessly navigates through the heart of Vietnam. In Cambodia, the majestic temples of Angkor and the tranquility of Siem Reap beckon, offering a profound exploration of history and spirituality.

With an emphasis on personalized experiences, our itinerary ensures an in-depth understanding of each destination. Professional guides will illuminate the historical context, vibrant traditions, and contemporary facets, creating a seamless and enriching exploration of these captivating nations. s.

Beaches

Boat cruise

Canyons

Caves

Islands

National parks


Travel itinerary

1.day

Flight to Hanoi

Following ticket and baggage check-in procedures, our journey commences as we embark on a flight to Hanoi, the esteemed capital of Vietnam.

Vietnam

2.day

Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, a seamless transfer to the hotel will be provided. If the schedule permits, an unexpected afternoon attraction will be unveiled.

Accommodation arrangements will be made at the hotel, allowing guests free time to explore the city at their leisure during the evening.

3.day

Hanoi

Following breakfast, our day unfolds with a comprehensive exploration of the capital of Vietnam. Key highlights include visits to the Temple of Literature, renowned as the country’s first university, the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his unassuming stilt house, and the imperial citadel.

A pause in our itinerary will provide an opportunity for lunch at a traditional Vietnamese restaurant, offering an authentic culinary experience.

The day concludes with a return to the hotel for a restful overnight stay.

4.day

Ninh Binh, Tam Coc

Following an early breakfast, an enriching excursion to Ninh Binh awaits. Our itinerary includes a visit to the Bich Dong Pagoda and a captivating boat trip in Tam Coc, an enchanting valley surrounded by picturesque rice fields.

A unique opportunity arises to ascend Hang Mua, a mountain summit adorned with a dragon carving accessible via 465 steps. Alternatively, guests can opt for a leisurely bike ride, allowing for a personalized experience.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, providing a taste of authentic cuisine. In the late afternoon, we return to Hanoi for a comfortable overnight stay.

5.day

Ha Long Bay

The following morning, our journey takes us to Ha Long Bay. Upon arrival, a seamless check-in process precedes our accommodation on the boat. Setting sail on a mesmerizing adventure through Ha Long Bay, we marvel at the picturesque landscapes.

Memorable moments await as we explore caves and coves, culminating in an evening of exquisite dining aboard the boat, featuring a festive candlelit dinner.

The night unfolds with an overnight stay on the boat, enveloped in the serene and heavenly beauty of the bay.

6.day

Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, Hoi An

Another day unfolds as we continue our cruise in Ha Long. For enthusiasts, a brief Tai Chi session will be offered in the morning.

Following lunch on the boat, we extend our gratitude to the crew and proceed to the airport for a flight to Da Nang.

Upon arrival, seamless transfer arrangements will take us to Hoi An, often regarded as the enchanting lantern-lit city and acclaimed as the most romantic destination in Vietnam.

The day concludes with a comfortable overnight stay at a hotel in Hoi An.

7.day

Hoi An

Today unfolds with an immersive exploration of rural life around Hoi An.

Commencing the day with a brief bike ride, we venture to Cam Thanh Village. A warm welcome awaits from local hosts who will guide us through their farm, providing insights into the intricacies of rice cultivation.

The day culminates with an enchanting experience aboard round basket boats, navigating through the waterways of the jungle. A traditional lunch served at the farm adds a culinary delight to our cultural journey.

As evening descends, a leisurely stroll along the river awaits. For those seeking an extra touch of magic, a boat ride illuminated by lanterns is offered.

The day concludes with a serene overnight stay in Hoi An.

8.day

Ba Na Hills

Following breakfast, a bus journey will transport us to the Ba Na Hills station, situated 55 km from our hotel.

Upon arrival, a cable car ascent awaits, elevating us to the mountain peak to marvel at the iconic Golden Bridge, known as the “Hands of God” Our exploration continues with a visit to the Flower Garden of Love and the Linh Ung Pagoda.

In the afternoon, we descend via cable car, followed by transfer to Da Nang International Airport. Later in the day, we board a flight bound for Siem Reap.

Upon landing, a seamless transfer brings us to the hotel. An evening of cultural indulgence awaits with dinner at a traditional restaurant, providing a glimpse into the vibrant nightlife of the city.

The day concludes with a comfortable overnight stay at a hotel in Siem Reap.

9.day

Angkor Wat

Today promises a full-day immersion into the splendors of the Angkor Wat temple complex. Our journey commences with a visit to the Ta Prohm temple in the Siem Reap province.

Subsequently, our exploration unfolds with visits to the iconic Ta Prohm temple, famously featured in the “Tomb Raider” movie, the South Gate, the distinctive Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas—a three-tier pyramid-shaped temple, the Terrace of the Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King, housing its enigmatic statue.

As the day concludes, we gather to witness the mesmerizing sunset, punctuating our day of cultural enrichment. The night embraces us with an overnight stay in Siem Reap.

10.day

Lake Tonle Sap

Following breakfast, our journey leads us to Lake Tonle Sap, offering an immersive glimpse into the lives of residents in floating villages.

Renowned for its stilted settlements and floating fishing villages, Lake Tonle Sap provides a unique insight into the adaptive lifestyles of its inhabitants.

A delightful lunch at a local restaurant precedes our transfer to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, seamless check-in arrangements provide an opportunity for some well-deserved relaxation.

11.day

Phnom Penh

Following breakfast, our day begins with a drive to the Independence Monument, a poignant symbol commemorating a pivotal historical event marking Cambodia’s liberation from colonial rule.

Our journey continues to the Royal Palace, where the architectural elegance is showcased in roofs resembling the gilded skin of a snake. A visit to the Silver Pagoda follows, housing the Emerald Buddha and another Buddha statue adorned with an impressive array of over 2,000 diamonds.

Concluding our exploration, we proceed to Wat Phnom, a temple perched atop numerous stone steps. Around noon, a serene motorboat ride awaits, guiding us to Chau Doc.

Upon reaching our destination, we seamlessly transfer to the hotel, facilitating check-in, and allowing for a well-deserved period of rest.

12.day

Chau Doc, Can Tho

Today unfolds with an exploration of the environs of Chau Doc, featuring must-see destinations such as Nui Sam and the Tra Su Sanctuary.

Nui Sam’s summit hosts several significant religious sites, including Tay An Pagoda, Ba Chua Xu (Lady Xu Pagoda) situated slightly beyond Tay An Pagoda, the Tomb of Thoai Ngoc Hau, and Hang Pagoda (Cave Pagoda).

Our journey continues to the Tra Su Sanctuary. From the boat deck, navigating through mangrove forests and channels adorned with lilies and water ferns, we will marvel at a diverse array of water birds.

Concluding our exploration, we travel to Can Tho, the largest city in the Mekong Delta, for an enriching overnight stay.

13.day

Can Tho Ho Chi Minh City

Following breakfast, our day begins with a visit to the floating market, a vibrant spectacle where exotic vegetables and fruits are traded. Navigating through the canals amidst lush aquatic vegetation, we seize the opportunity to indulge in local specialties.

Upon our return to the hotel, the afternoon unfolds as we make our way to Saigon. For those seeking an exclusive experience, an optional dinner on the Saigon River is available (advance notification to the office is required, with a cost of approximately $65 USD).

14.day

Ho Chi Minh

Today signifies the culmination of our enriching Asian adventure through Vietnam and Cambodia. Following breakfast, you are at leisure until the scheduled transfer to Tan Son Nhat Airport.

We extend an invitation to join Rek Travel Adventure for future explorations across Asia, including captivating destinations like Japan, Thailand, and beyond. Wishing you safe and pleasant travels!

Vietnam and Cambodia 2024: Magical Indochina

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The company is not responsible for any loss of customer's property due to burglary, theft, loss, etc. We also do not assume responsibility for any losses incurred by the customer in motels. Rek Travel reserves the right to change the itinerary due to circumstances beyond its control. The customer is obliged to comply with the tour regulations. Tour participants are insured according to the requirements of the US Department of Transportation for a total amount of $500,000 (insurance policy available upon request). Participants may opt for additional insurance coverage for hospital and outpatient treatment of illnesses acquired during the tour, as well as accidents in visited facilities (further information available at the office) for an additional fee.

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