Best Tour of Northern Vietnam and Angkor Wat

Duration: 11 days 10 night

Destination: Hanoi - Sapa - Ninh Binh - Halong- Siem Reap

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This tour is to discover the most beautiful destinations in the North of Vietnam and Siem Reap, from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, Tam Coc Grottoes in Ninh Binh , hill tribes village and Fansipan Peak in Sapa, the rest of the tour is Angkor Wat Complex and other tourist destinations in Siem Reap.

Tour brief

  • Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
  • Day 02: Hanoi City Tour - Night train to Sapa
  • Day 03: Sapa -Ta Van - Giang Ta Chai village
  • Day 04: Sapa – Fansipan Mountain and Bus to Hanoi
  • Day 05: Hanoi – Ninh Binh
  • Day 06: Ninh Binh – Halong overnight on Cruise
  • Day 07: Halong – Hanoi
  • Day 08: Hanoi – Siem Reap
  • Day 09: Banteay Srei & Tonle Sap Lake
  • Day 10: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat
  • Day 11: Siem Reap – Departure

PRICE AND BOOKING

Tours & Packages2-3 pax4-6 paxFrom 7 pax 
3 star hotels
2-3 pax$1125
4-6 pax$1021
From 7 pax$905
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4 star hotels
2-3 pax$1252
4-6 pax$1146
From 7 pax$1032
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5 star hotels
2-3 pax$1978
4-6 pax$1871
From 7 pax$1705
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Itinerary

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Arrive at Noi Bai Airport, visa stamp, check out.
Transfer to the hotel in Hanoi Center, check in, time at leisure

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour - Sapa (B, L)
 The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples. This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda nearby, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda, Bonatical garden, lunch
After lunch, visit the Museum of Ethnology, the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, 01 hour on Cyclo around Hanoi Old Quarter then enjoy the Water Puppet Show, free time.
20h30: A private transfer to the Train Station for the night train to Lao Cai at 21h00

Day 03: Sapa – Trekking to the village (B, L)
5h30: Arrive at Lao Cai Train Station, transfer to your hotel in Sapa, breakfast.
9h00: A private transfer to Lao Chai Village in Muong Hoa Valley. You can enjoy magnificient view of terraced rice field along Muong Hoa River as well as meet ethnic group (H’mong) on the road.
The car stops on the main road where we turn off the main road to take local path to Lao Chai village – a village of the Black H’mong ethnic. Then continue walking further to Tavan village, where you can meet Day ethnic. Lunch at a local family, after that, we continue trekking along Muong Hoa Valley to Giang Ta Chai Village of the Red Dao ethnic.
15h00: Go up to the main road for the car transfer back to your hotel in Sapa, free time.

Day 04: Fansipan Mountain, Sapa – Hanoi (B)

Breakfast at the hotel
8h00 : Transfer to the Fansipan Cable Station to take the cable car to Fansipan Moutain (3143ms) the highest mountain in Indochine, Enjoy the beautifull sceneries of the Valleys, Mountains…
Back to your hotel, check out, free time
14h00: Limousine bus transfer back to Hanoi
19h30: Arrive at your hotel in Hanoi, Check in, free time

Day 05: Hanoi – Ninh Binh (B, L)

Depart from Hanoi at 8h00 AM. 10h00 arrive in Hoa Lu, visit the the two temples of King Dinh and King Le in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. Bike riding for 10 km to Tam Coc, check in your hotel.
Lunch in Tam Coc.
Boat trip through Dry Ha Long Bay from 13:00 to 15:30 to Visit Tam Coc
Free time in Tam Coc

Day 6: Ninh Binh – Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Breakfast at your hotel
 8h30: Depart to Halong City
12.00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Pier. Take a break, then transferred by tender to Halong Bay Cruise.
12.30: Welcome onboard – enjoy welcome drink and follow Manager briefing safety on board.
13.00: Check in your cabin and freshen up.
13.30: Delicious lunch will be served with fresh seafood and Vietnamese cuisines while leisurely cruising to the core of Halong Bay.
15.30: Arrive kayaking area – Dark and Light Tunnels, belonged to Cat Ba National Park. Enjoy kayaking through the karst and breathtaking nature. Then you can enjoy swimming in the crystal water (life vests are available).
17.30: Get back to Phoenix cruise to the overnight anchorage.
18.00: Let’s start Sunset party on the cruise. Great time to relax, have some drinks and make friends.
19.00: Impressive dinner will be served with set menu.
20.30: Free time for joining games, playing cards or try your luck with squid fishing.


Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)

07.00: Breakfast will be served in Western style and furthermore with Vietnamese traditional food
07.50: Discovering cave, a natural ‘labyrinth’, made by Mother Nature. You would have chance to understand more about values of the Cave as well as Halong Bay.
09.00: Get back to the boat then you will have half an hour to freshen up, finish packing and check out of your cabin.
10.15: Cooking demonstration with Vietnamese Traditional Cuisine – Fried Spring Roll.
10.45: Lunch will be served while is cruising back to the pier
12.00: Disembark in pier.
12.30: Leave for Hanoi.
16.30 Arrive in Hanoi, check in the hotel

Day 8: Hanoi – Siem Reap (B)
Morning: Catch a morning flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap
Afternoon: Explore Preah Khan Temple (with huge trees overgrowing the ruins). The temple complex has been ideally restored by the World Monument Fund.
Learn about the enormous looting problem in Angkor and the important savegarding and preservation activities of the WMF.
Go on seeing the most important temples on the "grand circuit", like Neak Pean (holy bath) and the Eastern Mebon (with Elephant statues).
Enjoy dinner with the traditional Apsara Show, back to your hotel, free time.

Day 9: Banteay Srei & Tonle Sap Lake (B, L)
Morning: We head further out through rural countryside to the small but beautiful temple of Banteay Srei. This temple is largely built of pink sandstone, a harder rock that can be more elaborately carved and better survives the rigors of time. This is an opportunity to capture some good photographs of the clear and detailed carvings. We travel back in time to one of the first capitals of the Angkor area, Hariharilaya, now known as Roluos. We begin with a visit to to Preah Ko (sacred cow), named in honor of Shiva, Nandin. Finally, we visit Bakong, the first of the temple mountains, which later became the signature of King Khmer. It is a giant pyramid with the cardinal points marked by giant elephantsBack to Siem Reap, free time for lunch pay by yourselves
Afternoon: Drive to the edge of Tonle Sap Lake where you will board a longtail boat. Motor out toward Kompong Phluk, an isolated Khmer community of three villages built on stilts above the lake. The community has about 3,000 inhabitants and the stilt houses range in height from from six to eight metres, enabling the homes to withstand the massive lake’s annual flood pulse. Cruise through a submerged mangrove forest that plays host to many species of birds, fish and mammals, and you’ll see why Cambodia’s swampy deltas are internationally recognized havens of biodiversity.
Back to your hotel then transfer for dinner with Apsara Dance show at local restaurant.
For those travelers thirsting for cultural highlights of Cambodia, No visit to Cambodia is complete without attending at least one traditional Khmer dance performance, often referred to as 'Apsara Dance' after one of the most popular Classical dance pieces. Traditional Khmer dance better described as 'dance-drama' in that the dances are not merely dance but also meant to convey a story or message.

Day 10: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B, L)
After meeting our tour guide, then we drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII. Following the occupation of Angkor by the Chams from 1177 to 1181, the new king decided to build an impregnable fortress at the heart of his empire.

We visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king. After that We visit Phimeanakas temple and King’s Swimming Pool. We continue to visit Terrace of the Leper King. This intricately carved platform was the royal crematorium and the statue that was originally thought to be the leper king is now believed to be Yama, the god of death. We continue along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances, and traditional sports.
Lunch in a local restaurant.
We journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers.

Day 11: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Free time until get transferred to the airport for your flight back to Ho Chi Minh with your onward flight back home.
End of our services.

Inclusions

    • Overnight on Cruiser in Halong Bay
    • Boats in Tam Coc
    • Private transfer in the itinerary
    • Train tickets Hanoi – Lao Cai
    • Limousine bus transfer Sapa - Hanoi
    • English speaking tour guide
    • Hotels (Twins/Double)
    • Entrance fees at listed places
    • Meals as mentioned (B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner)
    • Drinking water and tissues
    • Cable Car ticket to Fansipan Mountain

Exclusions

    • Flight tickets Hanoi – Siem Reap
    • Visa fees
    • Personal expenses
    • Tips for the guide
    • Drinks and others not mentioned

Hotels

3 Star hotels:
Hanoi: Golden Silk Boutique Hotel
Sapa: Sapa Charm Hotel
Halong: Oriental Sail Cruise
Ninh Binh: Hidden Charm Hotel
Siem Reap: Angkor Holiday Hotel

4 Star hotels:

Hanoi: Silk Path Hotel
Halong: Adela Cruise
Sapa: Pao Sapa Hotel
Ninh Binh: Aravinda Resort Ninh Binh
Siem Reap: Tara Angkor Hotel

5 Star hotels:
Hanoi: Metropole Hotel
Halong: Ylang Cruise
Sapa: Silk Path Grand Hotel & Spa
Ninh Binh: Emeralda Resort & Spa
Siem Reap: Sokha Angkor Resort

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