DAY 1 Welcome aboard Thomas Cook’s exciting and comprehensive tour to Vietnam and Cambodia. Overnight in Hanoi – the Capital City of Vietnam
Today start your tour of Vietnam and Cambodia. On arrival into Hanoi you will be greeted by your friendly Thomas Cook Tour Manager / local representative outside the baggage hall area at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Hanoi - Vietnam’s capital, is a stylish and gracious city that retain an unique old world charm and some Asia’s most striking colonial architecture. In the evening, our guide will pick you up at the hotel for the Walking Tour of Hanoi by night. As you know, Hanoi is famous for 36 Old Quarters which now still remain the Hanoian lifestyles and Walking Hanoi Tour will help you understand more about our culture, our daily lives. Furthermore, Old Quarter is famous for local street food which is remarked on many foreign magazine, so can try some (on your own). Tour ends with drinking of local beer at Ta Hien Street. Then return back to hotel. Enjoy dinner at local Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Super Hotel or similar in Hanoi
DAY 2 Enjoy the sights of Hanoi
Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, drive to Ho chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, President Palace. Continue your day at Temple of Literature – the first university of Vietnam. Refresh yourself with a cold drink/Juice during the city tour. Then visit the Tran Quoc pagoda dated back to early 10th century which is considered as the most ancient pagodas in Hanoi. After lunch at a local or Indian restaurant we keep driving to Hoa Lo prison museum – also known as the “the Hanoi Hilton”. Finish your day with a water puppet show - unique Vietnam traditional art. Transfer back to your hotel for relaxation. Dinner is served at Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Super Hotel or similar in Hanoi
DAY 3 Enjoy cruise at Halong Bay
Today after an American breakfast at the hotel, depart from your hotel in Hanoi for the journey East of Hanoi (approximately 3.5 hours) to Halong City, the gateway to Halong Bay. Arrive in Tuan Chau Tourist Wharf. Transfer to Halong Cruise by tender. Enjoy Welcome drink on the boat and check in to your private cabin. Enjoy lunch which comprises local cuisine on board while cruising to some magnificent Halong bay scenes. Visit Titop Island where you take your time on swim, sunbath, trekking....Later arrive at Pearl Farm Village. Visit around and swim, kayaking in the bay (at an additional cost). In the evening come back to the cruise and join cooking class to have experience in some traditional dishes. Also experience Tea time on sundeck. Overnight on board
DAY 4 Proceed to Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as Saigon
In the morning, you have an option of Practicing Tai Chi on the Sundeck. Later enjoy light breakfast. During breakfast, cruise to explore other part of Halong Bay, admire the beauty of region. Arrive in Surprise Cave, explore the Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long bay. Later in the morning, Check out and take all luggage outside of your cabin, cruise will take you back to the Tourist Wharf through Ha Long bay. Also enjoy early local brunch. In the afternoon, proceed to Ha Noi to take flight to Ho Chi Minh. On arrival in Ho Toll free: USA : 18669778687 / UK: 0808 101 6989 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org / Web: nri.thomascook.in Chi Minh City, sit in the comfort of the coach and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at Le Duy Hotel or similar Ho Minh City.
DAY 5 Visit Cu Chi Tunnel
In the morning after breakfast we start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Enjoy lunch at local Indian Restaurant. Later in the afternoon, visit Cu Chi Tunnels- Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for foreign tourists - the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens. Today, ducks and water buffalos happily co-exist in the rivers along the side of the road. However, the peaceful rural rice paddy scenery belies the area’s violent history. Visitors will find it hard to imagine the destruction, damage & defoliation over this whole area, caused by bombing and mines. There is plenty of evidence of the fierce battle that took place here during the 1960s when Cu Chi was a "Free Target Zone". Start our tour in the morning, before entering the tunnels visitors can watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. You will spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war). Return to Sai Gon. Enjoy Indian dinner at local Indian restaurant. Overnight at Le Duy Hotel or similar Ho Minh City
DAY 6 Explore cruise on Mekong Delta on your visit to My Tho
Today after an American breakfast proceed to My Tho for a visit to the Mekong Delta. Take a boat cruise on the fabled Mekong River (Ben Tre). Enjoy the quiet by ways and then stop for a visit at a local orchard to taste exotic seasonal fruit and view a coconut candy workshop. Continue with a riding on a horse-cart and continue with a sampan cruise along My Tho canals to a stilt restaurant on Turtle Island. Enjoy local lunch and back to Ho Chi Minh late in the afternoon. Tonight have your dinner at an Indian Restaurant. Overnight at Oscar Saigon Hotel or similar in Ho Chi Minh City
DAY 7 Fly to Siem Reap – the getaway to the Angkor Region. Visit the Artisan D’Angkor and Wat Thmey or Killing Field
Today after an American breakfast check out and proceed to airport for your flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and check in. In the afternoon, visit Artisan D’Angkor, a handicraft centre for the wood and stone carving processes. Continue visit to Wat Thmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Tonight have your dinner at an Indian Restaurant Overnight at City River Hotel or similar in Siem Reap
DAY 8 Explore temple complex of Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat. Also visit Ta Prohm, Thommanan, Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo. Conclude your tour enjoying the Sunset at Bakheng Hill
Royal Enclosure, Phimeanaka, Elephant and Leper King Terrace. Continue visit to Ta Prohm, it has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Refresh yourself with a cold drink/Juice during the city tour. After lunch, visit to Thommanan, Chaosay Tevoda, Ta Keo: small, attractive temple in very good condition, built all the same time as Angkor Wat. Continue to Angkor Wat: Angkor was the capital of Khmer. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat's five towers symbolize Meru's five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Later proceed to Bakheng Hill: Sunset viewing on the top of the hill. Bakheng is the first major temple to be constructed in the Angkor area; this temple-mountain offers extraordinary views of the Tonle Sap and Angkor Wat. At night, enjoy buffet dinner with Traditional Show. After dinner, visit Pub Street. Today you will enjoy a massage for an hour and relax yourself after a long tiring day. Overnight at City River Hotel or similar in Siem Reap
DAY 9 Visit Floating Market
After breakfast, visit to Floating Village, take a ride by traditional wooden boat on Tonle Sap Lake to experience the human occupations at the edges of the lake is similarly distinctive – floating villages, towering stilled houses, huge fish traps, and an economy and way of life deeply intertwined with the lake, the fish, the wildlife and the cycles of rising and falling waters. In the wet season, the Tonle Sap Lake is one of the largest freshwater lakes in Asia. Afternoon, visit Cambodian Cultural Villages (http://www.cambodianculturalvillage.com/), including Wax Museum, Miniatures, former capital Ou Dong, Royal palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Phsar Thmey, 12th century Kompong Kdey Bridge, 16th century reclining Buddha and Independent Monument. Also includes Carving, Traditional Dances Show and Villages. Transfer back to town and free at own leisure until time transfer for dinner. Overnight at City River Hotel or similar in Siem Reap
DAY 10 Fly back home
Enjoy a sumptuous breakfast at your hotel. Later today, proceed to the airport as this fantastic tour comes to an end. Return home with wonderful memories of your tour with Thomas Cook
- Accommodations at the hotels specified above or similar
- Services of a Thomas Cook Tour Manager
- Meals, transfers, entrances, sightseeing and surface transport as mentioned in the itinerary
- Return airport transfers included only if arrival & departure is as per tour arrival & departure dates
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Departure Dates: April: 8, 22 May: 13, 27 June: 10, 24 July: 8, 22 August: 12, 26 Sept: 9, 23.
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