Arrive at Siem Reap. Transfer for Lunch and check in Hotel at 14.00 hrs. Free time for freshen-up. Afternoon discover Angkor Thom and Temples. Firstly, you will visit the wonderful Angkor Thom (the Great City) including the Southern Gate, famous < Bayon Temple (12th century in the centre of city remains one the most enigmatic temples of the Angkor group composed of 54 gothic towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Baphuon temple is lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru. Terrace of Elephants used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall ; Terrace of the Leper King a platform 7m high, with his statue; Phimean Akas temple means “Celestial Palace”, dedicated to Hinduism. Visit Thommanon, small attractive temple in very good condition, built at the same time as Angkor Wat. It’s Angkor Wat style is most easily seen in the style of the carved Apsaras and the shape of the tower, Chaosay Tevoda, it seems to stand in partnership with Thommanon but actually was built much later in Suryavarman II’s rule. Overnight Siem Reap. (Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)
Morning, visit the wonderful Angkorwat Temples – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of 12th. Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorean temples, with a central tower surrounded by four smaller towers. The central monument represents the mythical Mount Meru, the holy mountain at the centre of the universe, which was home to the Hindu God Vishnu. The whole complex covers 81 hectares, a rectangular wall measuring 1025 meters by 800 meters borders the inner edge of the moat, and temple's greatest sculptural treasure is its 2 km-long bas-reliefs around the walls... Also visit Phrom Temple: a monastery built by Jayavarman VII as a residence for his mother. Ta Prohm has been controversially left to the destructive power of the jungle to show how nature can destroy man's work.
It has been largely over grown by the jungle and as you climb through the dilapidated stone structures you see many giant trees growing out of the top of the temple itself. After Lunch, visit Banteay Srei - is a 10th-century Cambodian temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Temple is renowned for its intricate decoration carved in pinkish sandstone that covers the walls like tapestry. Evening free to explore Evening enjoy Dinner with apsara traditional show in Angkor village Apsara Theatre. Overnight Siem Reap. (Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Local Dinner) Ho Chi Minh City---a young city with the age of more than 300 years, a centre of culture, education, commerce and tourism of Vietnam, the biggest city of Vietnam mix with the West and the Orient, and once known as the "Pearl of Far East".
SIEM REAP – HO CHI MINH CITY BY FLIGHT
Breakfast. Morning Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City by flight. Arrive at Ho Chi Minh. After Lunch Then continue with HO CHI MINH CITY Tour, visit War Remnants Museum - drive home so effectively the brutality of war and its many civilian victims, first those of the French and then those of the Americans, who had operated at various locations of the country as early as 1954. Photo-stop at Neo-Roman Notre Dame Cathedral - one of the most splendid and typical of the beautiful French-built churches in Ho Chi Minh City, next Municipal Post Office - Saigon's French-style main post office to admire and take photos of its nice architecture that is one of the Ho Chi Minh City’s symbolizing images. Later, pass by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Hall, and Municipal Theatre built in 1899. Also visit the Reunification Palace – a symbol of Saigon old Government before 1975. Evening enjoy À Ố Show is a new kind of art performance commonly acknowledged globally as [new circus] an acrobatics show, using only bamboo Overnight Ho Chi Minh City. (Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)
HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG RIVER/MY THO (by AC vehicle 70km, motor-boat)
After breakfast, take an interesting excursion to Mekong Rivers, overland 70 km to My Tho town - the " Gateway of Mekong River and its Delta". Mekong Delta - the rice granary of Vietnam and has vast areas of durian, mango, rambutan and other delicious tropical fruit trees. Arrival My Tho and transfer to the bank of Mekong River, take a motor river-boat which to be rent exclusively for the group then crossing the Upper River and cruising along Tan Long Peninsula, let’s enjoy this golden moment to relax the verdant luxuriant sceneries of the watery region, taste very fresh coconut milk, disembark and visit a island, stop-over a handicraft village that produces house-hold items from materials of coconut trees. Walking on the quite country roads, you will reach to local lush orchards, taste delicious fresh fruits, drink hot tea with honey. Enjoy a short Tilbury carriage tour on the village road. Take boat trip along the canal network with a bit of adventure mood in Ben Tre Province to visit a bee farm and then a coconut candy workshop. Till now rivers and artificial canals are an important circulation system of the Mekong Delta. After that, take boats to come back to My Tho city. Drive then back to Ho Chi Minh City. Enjoy shopping at Ben Thanh Market – a most typical market of Vietnam, with many things are available for your choice-- silk, lacquer-ware, woodcarving, ready-made clothes. Transfer to hotel. Overnight Ho Chi Minh City. (Breakfast, Local Lunch, Indian Dinner)
HO CHI MINH CITY - CU CHI TUNNLES (70km) – HOI AN
Breakfast. Morning depart to Cu Chi Tunnels located at the threshold of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) and adjacent to the revolutionary base, played an important role in the two wars before 1975. Cu Chi was an "Underground Village" with its labyrinth of interlaced tunnels having a combined length of more than 200 km of tunnels built here by the Communist guerrillas are the highlight of South Vietnam tours. You will be guided to the bedrooms, meeting rooms, air-raid shelters, smokeless kitchens, and experience life underground during your short visit to this extraordinary tunnel complex. Opportunity to crawl into the tunnels for discovering and hearing all things of it. Transfer to Ho chi minh Airport to board a flight to Hoi An. Arrive and Check in Hotel. Overnight Hoi An. (Breakfast, local Lunch, Indian Dinner) Arrive at Hoi An ancient town lies on the banks of the Thu Bon River, has a distinct Chinese atmosphere with low, tile-roofed houses and narrow streets; Occupied by early western traders, Hoi An was one of the major trading centres of Southeast Asia in the 16th century. All the houses were made of rare wood, decorated with lacquered boards and panels engraved with Chinese characters. Pillars were also carved with ornamental designs.
HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN
Breakfast. Morning proceed for Da Nang City Tour – Visit to Famous Marble Sculpture. we will continue to the Cham Museum. With their roots dating back as far as 192 AD, Viet Nam's indigenous Cham people lived an Indian way of life in both culture and language. Then Proceed for Huge Lady Buddha Statue. Da Nang Beach, one the most wonderful beaches of Vietnam, was once rest and Recreation centre for the US military during the Vietnam War. Afternoon explore Hoi An ancient Town - by walking tour. Visit The Japanese Covered Bridge where retains a harmony of architectural styles, combining Chinese, Vietnamese, Japanese cultural characteristics. Ong Pagoda is one of the typical pagodas in Hoi An’s old quarter, built in 1653 and is dedicated to Quan Thanh De Quan (Quan Van Truong). Fukienese Assembly Hall was built in 1692 by Chinese Phuoc Kien merchants, is architecturally unique with its artistic ornaments and beautiful statues, Chinese architectural style combined with Vietnamese workmanship has enriched it with Hoi An’s cultural character. Tan Ky Ancient House, constructed almost two centuries ago as the house of a Vietnamese merchant. Hand-made Silk workshop as a last destination. Overnight Hoi An. (Breakfast, local Lunch and Indian Dinner)
BA NA HILLS – DA NANG SIGHTSEEING - HANOI
Breakfast. Arrive at Ba Na Hills, sitting on the cable which is the longest cable in the world (5801m), you will have a look at Vong Nguyet Hills, Linh Ung Pagoda, Thich Ca Phat Dai, Old French horse stables, Meditation Garden, and then Go for sightseeing Nghinh Phong Peak, Le Nim Villa, Ba Na Brigde, conquer Chua Mountain at an altitude of 1487 meters above sea level to watch the view of Danang city and Quang Nam from the layer of cloud. Free to joining games in Fantasy Park – the third biggest indoor games zone in Vietnam with series of interesting games: 4- 5D films, skiver, The death race, Dinosaur Park. Return to Danang. Evening transfer to Da Nang Airport to Board flight to Hanoi by Vietjet Air. Arrive at Hanoi. After dinner, transfer and check in Hotel. Overnight Hanoi. (Breakfast, Local Lunch, Indian Dinner)
HANOI - NINH BINH - HALONG BAY
Breakfast. Transfer to Ninh banh. Take a 2-hour boat ride in a Steel Boat down the Tam Coc, pass through three spectacular caves. Enjoying spectacular scenery surrounded by rice paddies and towering limestone mountain peaks. Lunch at a local restaurant. Evening drive to Halong Bay (184 km - 4 Hrs). Landscapes en route are very interesting with the immense rice-fields; farmers are working in the fields, small and peace villages. Transfer & check in Hotel. Overnight Halong Bay. (Breakfast, Local Lunch, Dinner in Hotel)
HALONG BAY – CRUISING TOUR BY WOODEN JUNK - HANOI
HALONG BAY is nearly a hidden bay with Thousands of limestone islands densely rising from the blue jade water in a sea area of over 1500 square km. Its 1969 green islands enfeeble the strong winds blowing from the ocean to leave the transparent water of the bay often calm in cool and healthy air. From time to time, sailing Junk appearing and disappearing between the islands make the poetic sight more colourful like sparkling pearls or coral reefs found out in the bay. The beauty of the bay is not monotone, at different positions of viewing, it will astonish viewers with quite different fascinations.
After breakfast, transfer to the Marina for a cruising tour 5 hours by a big wooden Junk on Halong Bay, this is a golden time for your voyage - a masterpiece of Nature Ha Long Bay is constituted by 2000 small and big islands of all shapes. In 1994 UNESCO classified Halong Bay as a World Natural Heritage. In the caves and grottoes of stone islands, you will discover and admire many impressive stalactites and stalagmites. The caves have strange but very accurate names, have their own legends in their names as Thien Cung (Heaven Palace) grotto, Dau Go (Wooden Head) grotto, stop-over to visit the caves, your sailing Junk will continue to visit around the shapely islets of fighting cock, incense-burner and others. Landing in Titop Islet, there is the calm and clean sand & transparent beaches, Enjoy sun-sea bathing in calm, transparent water under the sunlight. Have lunch with very fresh seafood on-board, The Junk sailing back to Marina then drive back to Hanoi. Transfer and check in Hotel. Overnight Hanoi. (Breakfast, Lunch at Junk Boat, Indian Dinner)
HANOI FULL DAY TOUR
After breakfast, enjoy a full day tour of Hanoi, which is capital city of Vietnam. Visit to the Chairman Palace area, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, Ba Dinh National square, Stilt House; One Pillar Pagoda, a nice group picture in the parade yard of Ba Dinh National square with the great back view of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum. Visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology where contains more than 10,000 objects which depict all aspects of life, customs, and habits of the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Continuing to visit Temple of Literature is a classic Confucianism temple and a huge statue The first university in Viet Nam was founded here and many rows and rows of big stone slabs that sat on the backs of stone tortoises.In the afternoon, you will enjoy later an interesting tour of the Old quarter by Cycle - a tricycle, you will enjoy 1 hour cycle tour the Old Quarter and shopping streets to watch the daily lives of the people living on and around the busy areas and catch the spirit of Vietnam. Rickshaws will return back at the Garden of Hoan Kiem Lake - the Return-Sword Lake. Visit Ngoc Son temple sits on a small island in the northern part of Hoan Kiem Lake. Evening is the time of Water Puppet Show, a unique art form of Vietnamese, at Thang Long Water Puppet Troupe, and you will also experience more about a specific culture in South-East Asia coming from agriculture of wet rice during the performance. Drive back to the hotel. Overnight Hanoi. (Breakfast, Indian Lunch, Indian Dinner)
DEPARTURE FROM HANOI – SINGAPORE - MUMBAI
Breakfast. Transfer to Airport. Dep. 12:35 Hrs to Singapore by Singapore Airlines flight no. SQ-175N. Arrive at 17:15 Hrs at Singapore. Connecting Singapore Airlines flight SQ-424N to Mumbai. Arrive Mumbai at 21:45 Hrs. (Breakfast)