This is no doubt one of the best Indochina family tours to explore Vietnam and Cambodia's highlights including Hanoi, Halong, Hue, Hoi An, Siem Reap... and ended at Mui Ne Beach where is the perfect ending for your family to relax before coming home.
Hanoi – Halong Cruise – Hue – Hoi An – Siem Reap –Phnom Penh – Chau Doc – Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Phan Thiet
Best of Vietnam and Cambodia Family Tour in brief:Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise
Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise – Hue
Day 5: Hue Tour
Day 6: Hue – Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An Cooking class
Day 8: Hoi An – My Son Tour – Hoi An
Day 9: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Siem Reap
Day 10: Siem Reap Angkor Wat
Day 11: Siem Reap – Flight to Phnom Penh
Day 12: Phnom Penh
Day 13: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc by boat
Day 14: Chau Doc – Can Tho
Day 15: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho chi Minh
Day 17: Ho chi Minh – Muine Beach (Phan Thiet)
Day 18 - 20: Muine Beach (Phan Thiet)
Day 21: Phan Thiet – Ho chi Minh Departure
Best of Vietnam and Cambodia Family Tour in details:
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (G)
Vietnam tops list of the most attractive destinations and tours of Vietnam are diversified. Moreover, your travel in Vietnam organised by Vivutravel, will definitely be the best holiday ever. Upon arrival, our private Vietnam Tours guide and driver will welcome your Vietnam Holiday, pick up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality.
Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L) (G)
When you plan your travel to Vietnam, please do not skip Hanoi because Hanoi, without a doubt is a beautiful stop for your Vietnam Tours. Today we enjoy a full day Hanoi city tour of this charming capital city including the mausoleum of the nation's founder Ho Chi Minh (close on Monday & Friday), the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the impressive Ethnologic Museum, the beautiful West Lake, the Tran Vu Pagoda, the peaceful lake of the Restored Sword.
Late afternoon we take a cyclo tour for a short excursion through the bustling old quarter streets named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. In the evening, we end Hanoi city tour with a fantastic traditional water puppet show.
Overnight in a Hanoi hotel.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise (B/L/D) (G)
Halong tour must be the most beautiful tour in Vietnam for any visitors. This morning, after breakfast, we drive to Halong Bay (165km), Vietnam most scenic sight, a recognized World Natural Heritage Site and highlight of any Vietnam Tours. Upon arrival, board your traditional wooden junk. Welcome drink on board. After a relaxing break, enjoy a delicious seafood lunch while cruising through the wonderful Ha Long bay visiting its amazing grottoes and caves. Opportunity to dive off the boat and have a pleasant swimming in the deep blue water of East Sea before relaxing on your sun deck to view a Halong sunset. Dinner on board with excellent fresh seafood.
Overnight on board.
Day 4: Halong Bay Cruise – Hue (B) (G)
It is said that your Vietnam Tours will not be complete without a trip to Halong Bay and spending one night on romantic Halong Cruise. People describe Halong Bay as majestic and mysterious, inspiring and imperious and words alone cannot do justice to the natural wonder that is Halong Bay. Imagine 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin and you have a vision of breathtaking beauty. Halong Bay is pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures hewn from the hand of nature. It is absolutely true when you get up early to catch the sunrise on the bay, doing Ta Chi on sundeck and relax with a cup of hot coffee or tea when the boat cruising to explore more of Halong Bay. All make your Vietnam Holiday with full sweet memory. Back to Halong city at around noon where Vivutravel's private guide and driver are waiting for the transfer back to Hanoi Airport for afternoon flight to Hue with Vietnam airlines. Pick up and transfer to your hotel in Hue, evening free at leisure in Hue.
Overnight in a Hue hotel.
Day 5: Hue Tour (B/L) (G)
Hue is one of places, which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours. After breakfast, our tour starts with the visit to Imperial Citadel before taking the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue's best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. Return to the hotel. Free at leisure. Overnight in a Hue hotel.
Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B/L) (G)
After breakfast, we drive to Hoi An, a major Asian trading port in the 17th and 18th centuries whose architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years and for sure, Hoi An is a wonderful destination for all kinds of Vietnam Tours. This scenic drive passes through the fishing village of Lang Co before climbing over the Pass of Ocean Clouds. Along the way, stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculptures in the world. Upon arrival in Hoi An, free to take walking tour of the Hoi An ancient town centre. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 7: Hoi An Cooking class (B/L) (G)
We start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café
(98 Nguyen Thai Hoc Street, Hoi An Ancient Town, Tel: 863210) – our meeting point.
Visit Hoi An’s colourful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later.
We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy.
On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what we have cooked.
Bring your swimsuit and after the cooking tour has finished relax and enjoy free use of our new 20 metre swimming pool.
Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 8: Hoi An – My Son Tour – Hoi An (B/L) (G)
After breakfast, we invite you an interesting visit to My Son Holy land, once the spiritual capital of Champa Kingdom that dominated South East Asia for nearly a thousand years and occupied most of the central parts of Vietnam from 2nd century to 16th century with very rich in history and culture. Contemplate its remarkable red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the 7th and 13th centuries.
Drive back to Hoi An, end of your today's beautiful Vietnam Tour with visit the former merchants' homes, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda and the colourful riverside market. Overnight in a Hoi An hotel.
Day 9: Hoi An – Danang – Flight to Siem Reap (B/L) (G)
After breakfast, our Vietnam tour guide and driver in Hoi An will transfer you to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, one of the most exciting Indochina tours, the home of the Temples of Angkor. Set off this afternoon for a tuk tuk ride to Angkor Thom. Discover an ancient city of incredible proportions- perfectly planned and filled with impressive temples. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Siem Reap Angkor Wat (B/L) (G)
Siem Reap is no doubt a surprise for your Indochina tours. Early this morning, enjoy a sunrise tour of Angkor Wat with great photographing opportunities. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Continue to explore Angkor Thom, the site of the ancient capital of the Khmer period. Visit the South Gate, Bayon, Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, which many deemed the most charming of all the temples.
This afternoon, take a boat trip on the Tonle Sap Lake to observe the local’s life on water. Stop by at the Artisan D’Angkor and Old market for some shopping.
Day 11: Siem Reap – Flight to Phnom Penh (B/L) (G)
After breakfast at hotel, take wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake by visit the daily life of floating villagers and other activities. Afternoon flight to Phnom Penh. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Check in on arrival. Free at leisure and overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 12: Phnom Penh (B/L) (G)
Breakfast at hotel, then visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrei and National Museum and Wat Phnom. Afternoon visit Toul Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Filed of Cheung Ek. Evening sunset boat cruise along Mekong Lake. Overnight in Phnom Penh
Day 13: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc by boat (B/L) (G)
Breakfast at hotel and until we transfer you to the boat pier for your boat departure to Chau Doc at 12.30pm. Upon your arrival, pick up and overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 14: Chau Doc – Can Tho (B/L) (G)
After breakfast, we take the boat trip to explore the floating and fishing village of Chau Doc then a unique Cham ethnic minority village before driving to Can Tho. Stop on the way to see famous Sam Mountain and enjoy a great view from the summit. Continue to Can Tho, the heart of Mekong Delta in Vietnam. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 15: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh (B/L) (G)
In the morning, we make the boat cruise to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats), truly highlights of any Vietnam Tours where you will enjoy the beautiful scenery and see the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals and later, you will roam through the village to visit a rice husking mill, a rice noodles making shop which are nice chances to discover the daily life of Vietnamese people in Mekong Delta. Around noon, transfer to Ho Chi Minh. Check in and free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 16: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho chi Minh (B/L) (G)
Morning pick up from the hotel for Cu Chi Tunnels tour, en route to visit the bustling market at Thu Dao Mot. Upon arrival in Cu Chi, we visit the incredible underground tunnel network of approximately 200 kilometres hand-constructed by Vietnamese guerillas during the long struggle for independence where you will understand more about the Vietnam War or American War, a must see Vietnam Tour for any tourists to learn about Vietnam past and present days. Afternoon drive back to Ho Chi Minh. After lunch, visit the War Remnants or History Museum and the former Presidential Palace. From there, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office, Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat), Continental Hotel, Opera House and City Hall are all within walking distance and absolutely nice choices for a free stroll.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 17: Ho chi Minh – Muine Beach (Phan Thiet) (B) (G)
Morning transfer to Phan Thiet (5 hours drive, a perfect place to end your Vietnam Holiday) – Once a part of the Cham Kingdom, it’s now a perfect stop for Vietnam beach holidays, an unremarkable town with a reasonable beach, some decent hotels, and a very good golf course. In a nice setting with white sand beaches and coconut trees, the beach resort of Phan Thiet is also endowed with amazing spots such as sand dunes, natural lakes and astonishing red canyons. Phan Thiet still has sizeable populations of Cham and Raglai ethnic minority groups. The former are a part of the area’s Cham heritage. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel, free time at leisure. Overnight in a Phan Thiet hotel.
Day 18 - 20: Muine Beach (Phan Thiet) (B) (G)
Days are free at leisure for you to write about your Vietnam Tours experience or to explore the area including the fishing village of Mui Ne which locates at the far end of the beach, the village and several hectares of massive rolling sand dunes make a pleasant diversion from relaxing on the beach, swimming and windsurfing. The village is worth a visit for three reasons – firstly, very few tourists go further than the dunes, secondly, the small harbour is picturesque (there’s an excellent view from where the dunes road turns off) and thirdly, there’s an interesting pagoda where followers of Vietnam’s whale cult hold services and store skeletons of the massive sea mammals.
Overnight in a Phan Thiet hotel.
Day 21: Phan Thiet – Ho chi Minh Departure (B) (G)
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Vietnam Holiday until Indochinavalue's private guide and driver will transfer you back to Ho Chi Minh airport for your departure flight with the sincere thanks for traveling with Indochinavalue. We hope that you have enjoyed your Vietnam Tours with us and look forward to welcoming you back for your next Vietnam Tours, goodbye and see you again!!!
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