Our driver will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the centre of Hanoi then check-in at hotel.
After having some time to relax your tour guide will pick you at your hotel to begin our sightseeing tour of Hanoi.
First, we'll travel by cylco to Hoan Kiem Lake, one of the major scenic spots in the city and serves as a focal point for its public life to visit Ngoc Son temple and the Huc bridge. Then we will stop at Hanoi Opera House, erected by the French colonial administration between 1901 and 1911.
On our way to the Water Puppet Show, we will see Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi Hotel - A Grand Dame of Southeast Asia that welcomes guests to experience her colonial grandeur and timeless elegance. Located steps away from the Opera House in Hanoï's French Quarter, this legendary property brings guests into intimate contact with the opulence of another era.
Finally, we'll enjoy the Water Puppet Show, a stage art invented by the Vietnamese peasants hundred years ago, with nearly 20 stories of Vietnam traditions and daily scenes.
Lastly we will take a walk on the streets of the old quarter and enjoy the Vietnamese traditional food: Beef noodles.
We'll have an early departure for Halong Bay, a World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994 with nearly 3,000 rocky islets.
The drive may take you more than three to four hours utmost depending on the high or low seasons’ traffic, and wee will pass through the Red River Delta, one of the two granaries of Vietnam.
Upon arriving in Halong, we will sail our boat round its natural rocky gardens whilst a tasty seafood lunch is waiting on board. Most of the islets here are not for living due to the lack of fresh water, but are excellent for cruising to contemplate their miraculous draws on the horizon. Many of them have great names from their inspirational shapes, including the Surprising cave, Pelican Grotto, Chopstick rock, Butterfly rock, Turtle rock, the island of Fishman’s Head, the Fighting Cocks, the Sail, the Urn, or the Sea Dog! We can wander to visit grottos, so swimming, or just lazily relax on the sundeck with our drinks.
The boat will return to the Wharf in the late afternoon where we take our car or coach to return to Hanoi
After breakfast at hotel, you'll visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex which includes the Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum.
Later, we'll walk to the Army Museum and Hanoi Flag Tower.
You'll have some time for shopping in Hanoi before checking out of the hotel before transferring to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap (airfare not included).
Welcome to Cambodia and Siem Reap, the treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia! Upon arrival, our drive will pick you up and transfer you to the hotel.
In the morning, we'll pick you up from your hotel and travel to Angkor Thom city, founded in 12th century by king Jayavarman VII and remained the capital until 17th century.
At this city, you will visit the most well-preserved gate amongst all the fives, then continue to the peaceful smiling faced tower temple of Bayon where you can imagine how amazing would it be for the first explorer who was there when there was no one but trees with umbrella-like branches and other types of creeping vegetation.
Then it will be time for you to stroll around the tourist-wish-to-see jungle temple, so-called Ta Prhom, overgrown by huge tree monsters with snake-like roots, which is featured in Tomb Raider movie.
After having shot hundreds of photographs, we will head to the active pilgrimage site of Angkor Wat, the biggest Hindu temple in the world to enjoy with the longest lively carving wall of more than 2000 meters long by 2 meters high, excluding relief on ceiling and on hundreds of roof supporting pillars.
At the end of the tour around all the most visited temples in Angkor area, you still have time to admire whole view of Angkorwat temple, rice paddy, north east highland and active reservoir of West Baray and to get fresh air on the summit of Phnom Bakeng hill till sunset.
Then enjoy one last night in Siem Reap
Today you'll enjoy one final breakfast before we transfer you to the airport for departing flight.