BEST OF INDOCHINA
Indochina - refers to the Indochinese Peninsula also called the India – China (Indochina) Peninsula, it is a geographic concept dating back to the nineteenth century to indicate the continental part of what is now Southeast Asia. This peninsula is called Indian-Chinese Peninsular because of the historical events that first influenced the region. The culture, religions and politics came from, both, India and China. The second reason is geographical. The border was shared between India to the west and China to the North. Currently, the Indochina peninsula covers the territories of Cambodia, Vietnam
DAY 1: HO CHI MINH CITY ARRIVAL
Welcome to Saigon, city of love, night life and so many more to explore.
Suggested hotels: Reverie or Park Hyatt
DAY 2: HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
Get acquainted with the city’s colonial landmarks on a tour including the Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Opera House. Discover the Reunification Palace where the Vietnam War ended and learn more about the lasting effects of this struggle at the War Remnants Museum. Join your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner at a popular local restaurant.
Suggested hotels: Reverie or Park Hyatt
DAY 3: HO CHI MINH – SIEM REAP BY FLIGHT (B)
After a great relax breakfast, we packing for flight to the historical Siem Reap city. Upon check in hotel, we take a rest before dinner with Apsara dance show, exploring night life with walking tour throughout the pub streets
Suggested hotels: Park Hyatt, Raffles D' Angkor or Sofitel
DAY 4: SIEM REAP (B/L)
Begin your day exploring the ancient ruins of Angkor Thom by tuk tuk, famous for the Bayon temple and its colossal stone-carved faces. Continue to the haunting Ta Prohm temple, overgrown by creeping jungle. After lunch, visit and explore the famous Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious building and symbol of Cambodia. Stand before the stone carvings and bas-reliefs that adorn the complex and remain until sunset.
DAY 5: SIEM REAP – HANOI (B)
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Siem Reap before taking flight to Hanoi, capital of Vietnam
DAY 6: HANOI - HALONG BAY (B)
08.00 Transfer to Ha Long Bay.
12.30 Welcome drink, cruise briefing, safety instruction and cabin check-ins. Your fabulous Halong excursion commences
13.15 - 14.30 Enjoy lunch onboard while the cruise sails passing by magnificent sceneries of the World Heritage Site
15.00 – 16.00 Explore Sung Sot Cave - Hiking up and down 600 steps to the magnificent limestone formations of the biggest and most marvelous cave in Halong Bay.
16.30 - 17.30 Back to the vessel and continue sailing. Enjoy your relaxing time aboard, among the magnificence of the Heritage Site. A wide range of fine wine or spirits are served in the open-air bar on the sundeck.
18.00 Participate cooking class, to discover the Vietnamese cuisine of traditional spring rolls.
17.00 - 19.00 Enjoy Happy Hours: Buy One, Take One Free
19.30 Time for dinner and evening entertainments: bar, spa, squid fishing and overnight on the cruise.
DAY 7: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B)
6.30 Wake up early to enjoy the stunning sunrise on the Bay. Begin a new day with a Tai Chi session on the sundeck.
7.00 - 7.30 Coffee & tea with cookies & biscuits will be served onboard
7.30 - 8.30 Visit Titop Island. You can take part in an array of exciting activities: swimming and climbing to the top for breathtaking view of the bay
8.30 Enjoy brunch while the cruise pass by other beautiful parts of the Bay.
9.30 Check out and settle the bills
11.00 Back to the Tourist Wharf.
Returning to Hanoi. This afternoon you have the option of embarking on a street food tour of the city that delves into authentic culinary delights such as pho noodles.
* The itinerary can be changed due to the weather conditions & the cruise you chose
DAY 8: HANOI – DANANG (B)
Fly to Danang, safood lunch, check in resort, relax
DAY 9: DANANG (B)
Relax at beach
DAY 10: DANANG - BANA HILL (B)
Arrive Ba Na Hills station and start the journey to mountain by cable car which is recognized as the World longest cable car and the biggest difference about the height between station 1 and station 2 by Guiness. Start to visit some beautiful places: Debay wine-cellar, Linh Ung pagoda with the 27 metres Buddha statue, Loc Uyen garden and Quan Am Pavilion.
Several lunch options available at their 15 different restaurants including Vietnamese buffet, French cuisine, street food, hotpot, ....
Afternoon: Tour guide will take you to natural Monkey garden and tourists will have chance to conquer The God Mountain at 1487 metres of altitude over sea level. This is the highest peak in central of Vietnam.
Then, free time to enjoy games in Fantasy Park – The “Entertainment Paradise”, discover ghost house and watch 4D films.
DAY 11: DANANG DEPARTURE (B)
Return home with a wealth of incredible memories. Today breakfast will be included