Places covered: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Siem Reap and Saigon City
Duration: 07 Nights 08 Days
Category: Family Vacation
Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, meet & greets and transfer to hotel for check-in procedure then proceed to Hanoi City: Explore the charming city with Mausoleum (close on Monday and Friday), visit the mausoleum and the president’s humble house-on-stilts. Go on the visit with One Pillar Pagoda and its near-by Buddhist temple called Dien Huu. You will then transferred to the famous Temple of Literature which has been considered as Vietnam’s first university and is the principal Confucian sanctuary in Vietnam. After lunch, continue to visit the Vietnam Ethnology Museum is one of the best organized and interesting ones in the country. You will take time to get through the indoor exhibitions about the 54 ethnic minorities in Vietnam then strolling at a big garden (outdoor exhibitions) with typical beautiful traditional houses of different minorities. Drive back to the old quarter and enjoy a Cyclo (rickshaw) ride through the old quarter. End the day with the traditional Water Puppet Show.
After the hotel breakfast, proceed to northern Vietnam to Halong Bay with stops for sightseeing and break E- route. Check-in on-board upon arrival, enjoy a welcome drink and cruise briefing before leaving the harbor for your cruise through fascinating landscapes of Halong Bay. A special lunch (Optional) of fresh seafood and appetizing favorites will be served right away as you start to cruise passing dramatic islands. Enjoy the spectacular view of Halong Bay and Bai Tu Long Bay and this mid-afternoon you will take rowing boats or kayaks to discover the interesting daily lives of inhabitants at the Vung Vieng floating fishing village. The rest of the day is for your to relax on the top deck viewing the marvelous scenery of the bay or enjoy swimming in Halong Bay emerald water. Later, take part in a cooking demonstration to learn something about Vietnamese food, and dinner tonight is a scrumptious a la carte delight with a range of different options. Overnight on board.
After the hotel breakfast, proceed to check-out the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. On arrive at Siem Reap Airport, meet & greets then transfer to hotel. Siem Reap is the provincial capital and gateway to the ancient Angkor temples. Recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Overnight stay at Siem Reap
After the hotel breakfast, proceed to Angkor Thom – the great city of the ancient Khmer empire. The visit includes: the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon, Baphoun, and continue exploring the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that a visitor may remember forever. Afternoon: It is time to see the one classified to the group of the seven wonders, the world heritage and the masterpiece of the world, the Angkor Wat temple which was built by King Suryavarman II in the middle of the 12th century cover a period of about 30 years. Its self has nearly two thousands of Apsaras carving on the wall with a different gesture, dresses, and hairstyles. Overnight in Siem Reap
After the hotel breakfast, proceed to check-out the hotel and transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon. Arrive at Tan Son Nhat International Airport, On arrive at Saigon Airport, meet & greets then transfer to hotel. Take a short orientation tour includes the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old OPERA HOUSE (both may only be viewed from the outside), China Town and Hard Rock Cafe. Check-in and overnight in Saigon.
After the hotel breakfast, proceed to My Tho / Mekong Delta and take a boat trip along creeks for sightseeing. Enjoy Coconut Candy, Coconut Juice, and Honey Tea. On the way back to Saigon, visit Vinh Trang Pagoda. Shopping at Ben Thanh Market. Overnight in Saigon.
After the hotel breakfast, proceed to check-out hotel, you will have Saigon city tour including the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old OPERA HOUSE (both may only be viewed from the outside). After lunch, drive to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence, later transferring to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your departure.
We five ladies had a great Cambodian tour . Our first ever one there .From the day one we were assisted by a v helpful lady Guide who made us comfortable in dropping at hotels ,taking us to South Indian restaurants and local markets and massage parlours which we we thoroughly enjoyed .Our itinerary started with Apsara dance cum dinner where we were mesmerized with the Dance n music.Our Visits to Angkor Thom or Bayon temple where the famous Anjalina Jolie Tomb raider spot is located .Icing on d cake was Sun rise at Angkor Wat .We were taken v early morn ,B fast packed ready and witnessed it from the reflecting pond spot .Can’t express the experience when we spotted Sun coming in between majestic towers .One has to really b there to experience that .After that we enjoyed the depiction of our famous Hindu epics on the temple corridors and various carvings. Took almost 6 hrs .Iswara Pura,Sahara lingam at the bed of Mahendra parwat and nearby BudhistMonastry.Our river cruise ,visits to tolotus looms,crocodile farm and floating villageEverything was possible by efficient arrangement made by Madras travels .We had an amazing tour thanks to Athreya Karthik’s efforts in arranging e visa nd the tour .We look forward to many more tours in future with Madras travels arrangements .
Madras Tours and Travels did an exemplary job in organizing our 6-day trip to Cambodia from March 5th to 10th 2023.The complete package of airline booking to visa to insurance was handled by Karthik aka Harish. The itinerary curated very well and executed by the lady guide Surya and our vehicle driver. We had a fabulous time, including our food in the Indian restaurants, which was an icing on the cake. The hotel Haris residency also was good. We five enjoyed the trip thoroughly. Our guide, a very cordial girl took us around all the places. Our early morning visit to Angkor wat to see the sunrise was the highlight of the tour. The Sahasra Linga visit also was very satisfying. A big thanks to Harish/ Karthik for organizing and executing it so well. Looking forward to joining more tours curated by MTT.