Angkor Wat to Halong Bay Family Holiday

14 Days: Australia | Siem Reap | Ho Chi Minh City | Mekong Delta | Hoi An | Halong Bay | Hanoi| Australia

  • Watch sunrise over the ancient Angkor Wat
  • Sample local specialties on the Street food tour of Siem Reap
  • Homestay to experience local lifestyle of Mekong Delta
  • Explore Bustling floating market at Mekong Delta
  • Sunset river cruise and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat rowing in the ancient harbor town of Hoi An
  • Cruise among the stunning Halong Bay
  • Enjoy a fun cyclo ride through alleys of the fascinating Old Quarter

Day 1- 2 Siem Reap

Fly to Siem Reap via Hong Kong , arrive Siem Reap on day 2. Transfer to your hotel

Day 3 Angkor Wat

Take a tuk-tuk ride to Angkor Wat to watch the sunrise over the amazing temples. After breakfast , explore Angkor Archaeological Park to ancient stone sculptures , temples embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Watch sunset before a dinner with APSARA dance and culture show. (B/D)

Day 4 Siem Reap

Visit the floating village by a boat ride on Tonle Sap Lake. See fishermen, boat-makers, markets, schools, and waving children along the way. Visit Artisans Angkor, where impoverished young Cambodians learn traditional artisan skills. Gain an insight into Cambodian history and culture at Angkor National Museum. Explore local market and then take a street food walking tour. (B)

Day 5 Angor Wat/ Ho Chi Minh City

Fly Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to the lush countryside of the Mekong Delta, the “rice bowl” of Vietnam. Homestay at a local family. Learn to cook some Vietnamese dishes or ride a bike around the countryside. (B / D)

Day 6 Mekong Delta

Morning visit Cai Be colorful floating market and cruising through the canals, rivers and backwaters, learn about the daily lives of the local people. See traditional houses and activities of the local farmers. Enjoy homemade lunch and listen to the traditional music. Transfer to Saigon Hotel. (B /L)

Day 7 Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an amazing underground network of tunnels which stretches over hundreds of kilometers. Walking tour to explore historic Dong Khoi Street, Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the War Remnants Museum. Fly to Hoi An (B)

Day 8 Hoi An

Explore Hoi An ancient town on foot from ancient merchants’ houses to a Hokkien Temple and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, browse through the colorful riverside markets. Bargain shopping for tailor made clothes. Take a sunset river cruise, experience paddling unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat. (B)

Day 9 Hoi An / Hanoi

Spend a free day on your own. Transfer to the railway station for an overnight train to Hanoi. (B)

Day 10 Halong Bay

Arrive in Hanoi, shuttle bus transfer to Halong Bay - one of the world’s greatest natural wonders. Sail among thousands of limestone islands rising mystically from the water. explore the well-hidden Co Cave, where you can hiking to the middle of the mountain to see the wild and mysterious beautiful cave. Enjoy kayaking and relaxing on the cruise. (B/L/D)

Day 11 Halong Bay / Hanoi

Refresh your body and mind with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck, cruises through the bay. Visit Vung Vieng fishing village - the famous fishing farm. Transfer back to Hanoi. (B)

Day 12 Hanoi

Walk from Uncle Ho’s Mausoleum to the colonial architecture of the Presidential Palace, followed by his former home, the House of Stilt. See Hanoi’s oldest structure, the One Pillar Pagoda. Visit the ancient Temple of Literature. Have an excellent Vietnamese lunch at KOTO restaurant, a not-for-profit project providing career training to disadvantaged teens. Mingle with locals at the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake. Enjoy a fun cyclo ride through the fascinating Old Quarter, watch the ancient water puppet performance. (B/L)

Day 13 - 14 Hanoi / Sydney

transfer to the airport for a flight back home on day 13. Arrive Sydney in the morning of day 14
Depart Sydney: Friday, April 12, 2019
Return Sydney: Thursday, April 25, 2019

Tailor-made Tours

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Trip Grading: Easy

Suitable for travelers with an average level of fitness and good mobility.

Pricing

* Standard package (family of 4) price from $3488p.p.

Inclusions

International Airline economy return flights including taxes departing Sydney
2 internal flights , Siem Reap / Ho Chi Minh City , Ho Chi Minh City / Da Nang
1 overnight train from Danang / Hanoi , soft sleeper (4 berth /per cabin)
Private English speaking guide in each city , shared English speaking guide on Halong Bay Cruise
all private transfers throughout, expect shuttle bus transfers to Halong Bay cruise
8 nights selected 3* and 4* hotels and 1 night home stay with breakfasts
1 night Halong Bay cruise
Single entrance fees on guided tours
listed meals (B-Breakfast, L-lunch, D-Dinner)
travel wallet and emergency number

Exclusions

Tips for drivers and guides
Meals not listed and personal expenses
Travel Insurance
Vietnam visa approval letter A$30/per person, Visa stamp fee on arrival: US$25/p.p.
Cambodia visa application fee US$37/per person
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