Saigon Holidays

Sample Itinerary - REF SOUTHEAST ASIA 189

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Women practising Tai Chi by Hoan Kiem Lake

Day 1: Hanoi

Upon arrival, we will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to the hotel. Overnight May de Ville Hotel or similar.

A street in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay

Leave Hanoi in the morning for the four-hour drive to Halong Bay. A small boat will take you to your junk (shared 4 cabin), which is anchored just offshore. Onboard, you will receive a welcome drink and cruise briefing before setting off for Bai Tu Long National Park. Cruise past floating villages, limestone peaks and hidden caves. Anchor and explore further by kayak.

A junk sailing past a limestone peak in Halong Bay

Day 3: Halong Bay

Spend the morning at Bua Cua Beach where you can swim or sunbathe. Enjoy a typical Vietnamese BBQ on the beach and go for a kayak if you are feeling energetic. In the afternoon, visit floating fishing villages and return to the junk to watch the sunset over this incredible seascape.

Halong Bay at sunset

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi

On your last morning, take a traditional rowboat to visit the floating fishing village of Vong Vieng. Watch as the people go about daily lives shaped by the ageless rhythms of the sea. Cruise back to the dock while an early lunch is served. Return to your hotel in Hanoi, arriving at the hotel about 16:00pm. Overnight May de Ville Hotel or similar.

The Huc Bridge

Day 5: Hanoi - Saigon

Today you will be transfer to the airport in Hanoi for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, transfers are provided to the hotel. Balance of the day at leisure, for own arrangements. Overnight Lavender Hotel or similar.

Ho Chi Minh's Notre Dame Basilica Cathedral at night

Day 6: Saigon - Phnom Penh

Today you are transferred from the hotel to the airport for your flight. Upon arrival, you are met by your guide and transferred to your hotel.

Day 7: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Today, we will board 5 hours hydrofoil to Siem Reap. From the water we can see how many ordinary Cambodians live in the floating villages. This afternoon, we start our discovery of Angkor with a visit to the Rolous group, the ancient capital of the 9th century.

Day 8: Siem Reap

This morning, we visit Angkor Thom - “the World of Gods” that includes South Gate, the famous Bayon and Elephant terrace. In the afternoon, we will visit more sights before making our way to the hill top temple of Phnom Pakheng to watch the sunset over this timeless land.

Day 9: Siem Reap

We will drive to Koulen Mountain where we will find the great reclining Buddha and the Siva lingas carved on the riverbed. Here we will have a picnic lunch before visiting Banteay Srey and Banteay Samre Temples.

Day 10: Siem Reap

This morning is reserved to admire the beauty of Angkor Wat. In the afternoon we visit the amazing Ta Prohm as well as the temples of Banteay Kdei.

Day 11: Siem Reap

Free at leisure before transferring you to the airport for your departure flight.