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Day 1 - Welcome to Vietnam!
Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival at Noi Bai Airport in Hanoi, our tour guide greets you at the airport and transfer to hotel in the center of Hanoi. Hotel checks in upon arrival, the rest of the day is yours to relax, or head out into the city for a little adventure on your own.
The rest of day is arranged on your own. You may need some time to relax and recover from the long-distance flight or possibly from jet-lag. If you feel like going for a walk and checking out places nearby, feel free to ask your guide for recommendations for good dining or places to see.
Day 2 - Full Day Explore Hanoi
In the morning, visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda, Hoa Lo prison and Temple of Literature (the first university in Hanoi). After lunch, you will visit Museum of Ethnology and take a rickshaw ride through the Old Quarter about 1 hr. Then pay a visit to Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple. The tour comes to an end by enjoying a Water Puppet Show to learn more about Vietnamese traditional culture.
Day 3 - Cruise and Overnight on Halong Bay
After breakfast, you will take a private transfer for about 3 hrs to Halong City, where you will begin your one and a half days' Halong Bay cruise.
You will board the tradtional Vietnamese junk in the afternoon and cruise around the Halong Bay's limestone islets and caves doted the sea and see the sun set over the clam waters at the deck. Enjoy a wonderful dinner at evening. All meals are included during your stay on board. There are also a variety of optional activities waiting for you. Such as swimming, kayaking, diving...etc.
Day 4 - Morning Activities & Fly to Hue
Wake up early this morning to catch the sunrise over the bay with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Continue cruising and you can choose either kayak or traditional rowing boat to around discovering local life on the waters. Disembark at Tuan Chau International Passenger Port at around 11:00, where your guide and driver will wait you and drive you back to Hanoi (about 4hrs) to take the afternoon flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you're greeted by your local guide and drvier and escort you to the hotel.
Day 5 - Acient City - Hue
Today, tour the Minh Mang Tomb renowned for its architecture and sublime forest setting. Admire the Vietnam’s tallest and iconic seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda by a royal dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River. After that, take a walk on the cobbled paths in the Imperial Citadel, and discover some former glory of the country’s royalty in the Forbidden Purple City. Finally, stroll in the Dong Ba Market to get a taste of the local civil life.
Day 6 - Head to Hoi An & Visit Da Nang
Today, your journey begins with a scenic drive to Hoi An (about 3 hrs), during which you can have a full view of the coast and Da Nang when driving on the top of Hai Van Pass. And you can also have a leisure walk on the soft white sand at Da Nang’s Non Nuoc Beach, appreciate great sculptures in Cham Museum and climb the beautiful Marble Mountains. You can explore the town on your own or just relax after reaching Hoi An in the afternoon.
Day 7 - My Son Sanctuary & Hoi An City
Set out for the My Son Sanctuary to admire this unique beautiful sanctuary world of the ancient Cham religion, and then you will return to Hoi An by road after lunch. Take a walk on the distinctive Japanese Bridge that features Japanese architectural characteristics, and visit the Chinese Temple which reflects Chinese influences on Vietnam’s architecture. Also, you’ll visit the beautifully kept and restored former Vietnamese merchants’ houses. The rest of the day is yours to spend.
Day 8 - Transfer to Da Nang & Fly to Ho Chi Minh City
Today, transfer from Hoi An to Da Nang, then fly to Ho Chi Minh City.After hotel check in, the rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Day 9 - Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City
This morning set out for the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnels, and then drive back to Ho Chi Minh City to visit the War Remnants Museum and Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace), the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office and Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.
Day 10 - Mekong Delta
In the early morning, you will head out of the bustling city to Mekong Delta Area. Cruising on the Mekong river for sightseeing: fish floating market, islands of Dragon, Unicorn, Turtle, Phoenix. Land on Unicorn island, take a walk on the village road, visit an orchard of tropical fruits. Visit a bee-farm, enjoy honey-tea and visit a typical house in Mekong Delta. Visit coconut candy workshop, taste fresh candies. Enjoy tropical fruits at local farm, listen to Southern traditional music. Next to land on Dragon island, transfer by cyclo or motorbike to local home. Have a homemade lunch and enjoy cooking time with some dishes such as “Banh Xeo” (Vietnamese crepe); Spring Rolls.... with the owners. After lunch, return to boat station. Transfer back to Saigon. End of tour at your hotel.
Day 11 - Fly to Siem Reap
You will have free time till your guide escorts you to airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia.Upon arrival, your private guide will meet with you at airport and take you to hotel for check in. In your free time in the afternoon, strolling the streets of Siem Reap and explore the city.
Day 12 - Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat
This morning you will be picked up at your accommodation in Siem Reap to begin your unforgettable Angkor Wat Tour. You will be transferred by private car to the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist.Your tour will include visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Angkor Period (AD 802-1432). Visit the breathtaking Bayon Temple, one of the most popular sites in Angkor complex with over 200 giant faces carved into its 54 towers. The temple was designed to represent the 54 provinces of the Khmer Empire and it still carries a completely majestic atmosphere. You will also visit Baphuon Temple,Phimeanakas Temple,the Terrace of the Elephant,the Terrace of the Leper King,and Royal Palace Temple.
In the afternoon, you will visit Angkor Wat Temple, one of the seven wonders of the world. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. View sunset at Phnom Bakheng before heading back to your accommodation.
Day 13 - Banteay Srei & Banteay Kdey Temple
If you want, you can take the early morning trip witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area, you also have the chance for a friendly talk with the monks and nuns at a nearby pagoda. After the sunrise tour, breakfast either at hotel or take away is available.
Start the day by visiting Banteay Srei Temples, nearly everyone's favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving.Continue to visit Banteay Samre, Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer.
Have lunch at a local restaurant for exotic cuisine.Ta Prohm temple and Banteay Kdey are your next stops before some leisure time in the late afternoon.
Day 14 - Tonle Sap Lake & Fly to Bangkok
Drive to the pier to board a motorized launch to cruise on the Tonle Sap, the largest fresh-water lake in South East Asia. See and learn how Cambodians built a life around the Eco system of the lake with fish and crocodile farming, floating markets, schools and restaurants. Even floating hospitals. Time permitting; we visit the Cecko Research system to learn more of the Eco system around the lake.
After lunch,transfer to airport for your flight to Bangkok, Thailand. On arrival in Bangkok, Your guide will be ready to welcome you at the arrival hall, and transfer to your hotel with a private car and driver. Your guide will help you with luggage and hotel check-in, and ensure your arrival in Thailand is worry-free.
Day 15 - Essential Bangkok
Today’s tour starts at 9AM. Firstly, your guide will take you to Grand Palace and Wat Phra Kaew. Then visit Wat Pho, one of the oldest and largest temples in Bangkok. Lunch at local restaurants near the pier for well-known local cuisines. After lunch, cross the river by public ferry to visit Wat Arun on the opposite bank of the Chao Phraya River. After the whole visiting,return to hotel.
Day 16 - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market & Rose Garden Show
Depart early morning for the 2hr drive to the 100-year-old Damnoen Saduak Floating Market located 100km (62mi) from Bangkok. This vibrant, most famous of local markets features numerous small boats laden with colourful fruits and vegetables, paddled by Thai women wearing bamboo hats, and is one of the only places to see this traditional way of buying and selling goods in Thailand. Almost always crowded with hundreds of sellers, buyers and tourists, the best way to experience the bustling atmosphere of the market up close is to board a boat and float through the small canals purchasing fresh local produce from the vendors. Afterwards, drive to the Samphran riverside(Rose Garden) located on the banks of Nakhon Chaisi River where a buffet lunch awaits followed by Thai cultural performances. Return to Bangkok in the late afternoon.
Day 17 - Fly to Phuket
After breackfast and check out from hotel, you will transfer to Bangkok airport for your internal flight to Phuket. On arrival, your private driver will take you to the hotel for check-in. After settle down，relax poolside or head to the beach.
Day 18 - Free Time in Phuket
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area.
Day 19 - Free Time in Phuket
Day at leisure. Relax at your hotel or explore the surrounding area.
What's included The Price above is based on two people sharing.
Carefully selected accommodation with breakfast
Accommodation based on two people sharing (for each person not sharing a room, the single supplement will be added)
Well screened Hotels
Handpicked hotels with good service and spacious room.
Super nice location
Downtown location with convenient transportation and many good restaurants nearby.
All mentioned internal flights, trains, and cruises
Private & air-conditioned vehicle with ample space
No early get up. No late arrival.
Select seats for you as spacious as possible, such as exit row or bulkhead with more legroom.
All meals specified in the itinerary
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Bottles of drinking water and cold towels per guest per day
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All excursions specified in the itinerary
All entrance fees specified in the itinerary
When planning our first trip to Vietnam in February 2018, we initially went to a large Australian travel agency to request an itinerary for a private tour. Each time we requested a change to the itinerary to make it customised to what we wanted (hotels, day tours etc), we were faced with delays and demands for “change fees”. It all became too difficult and we almost gave up on the idea of visiting altogether. We then found UME Travel and everything was arranged for us by Mr Alex. He was very responsive to emails including providing itinerary changes and answers to our questions. He provided such an exceptional level of customer service that we recently asked her to arrange another trip for us to Thailand and Cambodia, this time the whole jorney is about 3 weeks! Too completed and we spent 2 months to come out the final plan. We were lucky to meet Alex in person. His level of care and service makes him credit to the UME Travel company.
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