DAY 1: ARRIVAL HANOI- CITY TOUR
Pick you up on arrival and transfer to the hotel, check in and if the time permits, we will start the trip to visit Hanoi: including visit Hochiminh President Complex (Hochiminh Mausoleum, the house on stilts, presidential palace, the One Pillar Pagoda). next stop is the Temple of literature, which is built in 1070 and it is the first university of Vietnam.
This evening will transfer for dinner at finest local restaurant and Overnight Hanoi (D)
DAY 2: HANOI - HALONG BAY ( ABOARD)
Have breakfast in the hotel, next we will be pick up by our shuttle bus at around 08.30 and heading for Halong bay, some 165 km away from Hanoi and takes some 2hours and half, as we will pass through the Red river delta, the second largest one in Vietnam.
Arrive by noontime at the dock, we board our traditional – designed wooden junk to begin a 4 hours cruise through spectacular ha long bay, visiting the amazingly beautiful caves and grottos and fishing villages, enjoy a fresh seafood lunch will be served on boat, our dinner for tonight also will served on boat.
Overnight on a junk boat (B/L/D)
DAY 3: HALONG BAY CRUISE- HANOI
Wake up to fresh coffee and a wholesome breakfast before cruising back to Halong City. En route, the junk weaves through strange-shaped rock formations that invite comparisons from fighting cocks to dragons and even General de Gaulle’s nose!
After another wonderful fresh seafood lunch on board disembark at the dock at Halong City. Meet back the bus and driver back Hanoi on the same road, check in hotel on arrival Hanoi and if there is time permits, we will take our walking tour to visit the Cua Bac Church (Vietnamese: Nhà thờ Cửa Bắc) is a Roman Catholic church in Hanoi, Vietnam. Originally named as Church of Martyrs (French: église des Martyrs), the church was built in 1932 by the French administration of Indochina as a part of the Hanoi's urban plan supervised by Ernest Hébrard. Today, Cua Bac Church is one of the three major churches of Hanoi, together with Ham Long Church and Saint Joseph Cathedral. In November, 2006, the Cua Bac Catholic Church became the venue of joint worship service of the Vietnamese Catholics and Protestants with participation of the United States President George W. Bush, who was on an official visit to Vietnam.
Transfer for dinner and Overnight Hanoi (B/L/D)
DAY 4: HANOI - SIEMREAP / FLIGHT
Transfer back Noi Bai International airport for flight to Siemreap of Cambodia.
Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, meets and transfers to hotel for check in Lunch not included Visit to the unique interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang ("The Royal Baths" was once used or ritual bathing), Banteay Kdei (surrounded by 4 concentric walls), Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake) and Preah Khan temple, Built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. Unlike Ta Prohm, however, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Dinner not included and night at hotel. (B)
DAY 5: SIEMREAP TEMPLE TOURS
Breakfast at hotel Visit the antique capital of Angkor Thom (12 century): the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Lunch not included Visit to the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. 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.
Enjoy wonderful sunset from the top of Pre Rup Temple. Dinner not included and night at hotel (B)
DAY 6: SIEMREAP DEPARTURE
Breakfast at hotel In the morning, we will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap lake at KAMPONG PHLUK VILLAGE. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen's "floating village" with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the "village" move from place to place following water levels and current.
Lunch not included Transfer to Siem Reap airport for flight to next destination (B)