Day 1: Siem Reap arrival
Upon arrival in Siem Reap International Airport, our guide from CambodianPrivateTours.com will meet you and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Start to explore the early Angkor-era temples of the Roluos, the first city created by the kings of Cambodia inclusive of Bakong, Preah Ko and Lolei temples.
In the afternoon, you will explore the Amazing “Angkor Wat temple” which is the top of all Cambodia tour packages. It was built in the early 12th century by King Suryavarman II. Your tour guide will share how this masterpiece of Khmer architecture was built and explain the different motifs. Please feel free to question your professional expert. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2 Angkor Thom + Banteai Srei
After breakfast at the hotel, start your full day Angkor Wat tour with the Angkor Thom. 1st visit to The South Gate of Angkor Thom. Then, you will get crazy with famous giant stone faces Bayon temple. It was built in late 12th early 13th century by the King Jayavarman VII. Continue your Angkor wat tour with The Baphuon temple – the huge temple-mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom. Then, explore some other masterpieces built in 12th century by the King Jayavarman VII – Phimean Akas temple and other two Leper King Terrace and Elephant Terrace.
Your afternoon Angkor tour will be exciting with the charming Banteay Srei temple Which is well-known as the Citadel of Women. Here, you can see the most exquisite carvings in the Khmer architecture. End your Angkor wat tour today with another temple – Banteay Samré before getting back to the hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap
Day 3 Tonle Sap River + Flight to Hanoi
After breakfast at the hotel, your tour guide and driver will pick up you for the Tonle Sap River boat trip. Explore the fisherman life and the floating village in the Great Lake of Cambodia and biggest in South-east Asia. Then, transfer to the airport for departure to Hanoi – Vietnam.
Enjoy a short flight from Siem reap – to Hanoi in Vietnam. Arriving at Noi bai airport, you will get welcomed by the local guide and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi
Day 4 Halong Bay
Enjoy Vietnamese and Western buffet at your hotel before getting picked up for the journey to Ha Long bay for 2 days/ 1 night tour – the journey to the scenic Halong Bay. Driving through the countryside in the north of Vietnam, you will see the big difference between Vietnam and Cambodia. Arrive at Halong bay, you will be welcomed by the cruise manager and check in. Enjoy the lunch on board while cruising deep into the emerald Bay. In the after noon you will be visiting some grottoes and have chance to swim at the beach. Overnight Halong Bay
Day 5 Halong Bay – Hanoi
Join the Tai chi class on the sun deck, have your buffet breakfast on board and then latter enjoy an hour Kayaking through the scenic Bay. Lunch will be served on board, latter cruise will anchor and you will be met by our driver to transfer you back to Hanoi. Overnight Hanoi
Day 6 Hanoi city tour
After breakfast we embark on an exciting city tour of Vietnam’s capital. Kicking off with a visit to Uncle Ho himself (if open, closed Oct-Nov) before heading across the road to the beautiful Presidential Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s iconic House on Stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda. Later on we continue to the Ethnology Museum where we learn about Vietnam’s many diverse ethnic groups.
This afternoon we visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first 11th century university. Next we head to the oldest pagoda in Vietnam, Tran Quoc Pagoda before driving to the centre of Hanoi. We finish the day with a stroll across the red bridge over Sword Lake to the beautiful Ngoc Son Temple. This evening we host a welcome meeting at 17:00 where you will have the opportunity to meet other tour group members that have arrived today.
Day 7 Free day in Hanoi
A free day to explore the charming capital of Vietnam on your own
Day 8 Hanoi Departure
End of the trip, if your flight is in the evening you will have chance to enjoy a Hanoi city tour with a private guide and car. Latter, our driver will transfer you to the airport for departure flight.