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ABOUT US Established since 1993, AT Travel is one of the first Vietnam tourism company in private section doing business in the field of tourism after Vietnam moved forward on the path of free-market reform under the banner of DOI MOI (Renovation), opening its door to the rest of the world in 1987. Our head office is based in Hanoi Capital (Vietnam). We also have a large of branches which can support client quickly in most cities as: Hai Phong City, Danang City, Nha Trang City, Phan Thiet City and Ho Chi Minh City. Otherwise we also established our representative office in Cambodia (Siem Reap City), Laos (LuangPrabang City) and Myanmar (Yangon City) to secure Indochina Tours run smoothly. We are a Vietnamese Company and certificated with International License No 01-100/2015/TCDL-GPLHQT by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism. And we has individual Tax code number: 0100366128. We are specialized in Private Tour, Tailor-made Tour for couples, friend group, and families from Free Independent Travelers (FIT) to Group Inclusive Tour (GIT) who like to travel to Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar Country. In addition, We are the 1st Ticket Agent of big airline companies operated in Vietnam such as Vietnam Airline, Jetstar Pacific, Viet Jet Air and international airline companies as Lufthansa, Air France, Singapore Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Malaysia Airlines, Thai International Airlines, British Airways, Korean Air, Japan Airlines, ANA, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Eva Air etc‌ that we can get a big deal on airfare timely and convenient. All of tour tours offer a wide of selection included Classical Tours, Cruising Tour, Historical & Culture Tours, Beach Tours, and Adventure Tours etc‌ and Tour Price is quoted based on different level hotel like Standard, Superior, Deluxe or Luxury hotel class which will meet any demand and our customer will have a big saving on your holiday. We constantly to monitor the hotels and restaurants to ensure the standard of accommodation and service remain high and comfortable vehicles allowing you to relax. Our professional team includes Expert Travel Consultant, Experienced Driver and Knowledgeable Tour Guide will assist you enthusiastically and surely you will get great experience in your life time. Discounted 5% of the tour price is applied for clients who travel with us regularly. That is a small gift which we would like to thank you for continued supported and for prospective clients. The most important thing is we wish to offer a wonderful trip to our clients. If you need any further assistant, please feel free to contact us at info@attravel.vn. Your request is replied by our travel expert within 24 hour! We are lookingforward to welcoming you to Vietnam and Indochina Countries soon! On behalf of Team Nguyen Quoc Anh General Director


CONTENTS

VIETNAM MAP

06 | VIETNAM GENERAL INFORMATION 13 | TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN VIETNAM 16 | VIETNAM HIGHLIGHT TOURS Best Sightseeing of Vietnam 14 Days Insight Vietnam 19 Days Friendly Vietnam 12 Days Mystery of Vietnam Central Highlands 10 Days North of Vietnam Adventure 09 Days Vietnam at Glance North and South 07 Days 36 | SPECIAL TOURS Vietnam Eco Tour 18 Days Taste of Vietnam 13 Days Vietnam Golf & Holiday 10 Days Best Vietnam Beach Holiday 13 Days 48 | HANOI Hanoi Stop-over 05 Days 52 | HO CHI MINH CITY Ho Chi Minh City Stop-over 05 Days 56 | MYANMAR AND INDOCHINA TOURS Vietnam and Cambodia Highlight 17 Days Indochina In-Depth 28 Days Myanmar and Indochina 34 Days 72 | CAMBODIA GENERAL INFORMATON 76 | TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN CAMBODIA 80 | CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHT TOURS Cambodia Heritage and Beach 10 Days Angkor Explore 04 Days Cambodia Highlight 14 Days 84 | LAOS GENERAL INFORMATION 88 | TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN LAOS 90 | LAOS HIGHLIGHT TOURS Laos History & Culture Tour 08 Days Highlight of Laos Tour 10 Days Remote Lands of Laos 10 Days 96 | MYANMAR GENERAL INFORMATION 100 | TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN MYANMAR 102 | MYANMAR HIGHLIGHT TOURS Discover Myanmar 10 Days Yangon Stop-over 04 Days Bagan Stop-over 05 Days 108 | VIETNAM HOTELS & RESORTS Hanoi | Sapa | Ha Long | Hue | Da Nang | Hoi An | Nha Trang | Ho Chi Minh | Mui Ne | Phu Quoc [4] ATtravel

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VIETNAM GENERAL INFORMATION

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ietnam is a peaceful and charming country. It offers a unique blend of the East and West with plenty of sights, sounds and smells. As a tourist, you will find many exciting possibilities that match individual preferences. Vietnam offers great outdoor activities and sports. Nature lovers will enjoy bird watching, cycling and trekking while the adrenaline junkies will be thrilled with sailing, windsurfing, and kiting. Beach lovers will not be disappointed with long stretches of sublime coastal lines, exotic beach retreats are assured. Yet, there is more to meet the eyes. Vietnam cuisine is a gourmet delight with a mixture of Chinese, French and a little Thai and is one of the most sophisticated cuisines in Asia. It varies from region to region and is a total taste sensation everywhere you go. Must try and famous dishes are pho (rice noodles) and fresh spring rolls. Shopping is a refreshing activity after a long and tiring day. There are a huge variety of souvenirs and traditional handicrafts. Local specialties include lacquer painting, reed mats, embroidery, tailor-made ao dai (female national costume) and mother-of-pearl inlay on ornaments and furniture, not to mention the local conical hats. Trip to Vietnam will be unforgettable experience in your life time.

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Population: 91.7 million Area: 332.698 km² Capital City: Hanoi (6.5 million) People: 54 ethnic minorities Language: Vietnamese (English can be used in hotels, restaurant where served for tourist) Currency: Vietnam Dong (VND) Time Zone: GMT +7 Hours International Dialing Code: +84

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Traveller’s Cheques

VIETNAM GENERAL INFORMATION

The Traveller’s cheques are sometimes accepted in hotels and banks. To avoid additional exchange rate charges, travellers are advised to take traveller’s cheques in US Dollars.

Internet, Mobile Phone, Power plug

Internet (Wi-Fi) is very popular in the major city that you can access in the Café shop or hotels, restaurant. Mobile Phone (Cell Phone) is widely used in the urban areas of Vietnam, although remote and mountainous areas may not have network coverage. You need to ensure that you have global roaming activated with your mobile carrier before you leave home. Otherwise you can buy a cheap mobile phone at around 20$ or a new SIM card at around 5$ and then you can use every day. The voltage supply in Vietnam is 220 volts. Most sockets accommodate plugs with two round prongs. Adaptors can be found at any electrical shop. Power cuts and surges are becoming less common but may happen from time-to-time depending on the location.

Passport and visa

Passports should be valid for six months from the date of entry into Vietnam. Visitors must have a visa before entering Vietnam, and a visa on arrival can only be obtained with a letter of approval. You can apply visa at Vietnam Embassy in your home country or we can help you arrange this document in advance. Some of nationalities are exemption visa to Vietnam. Please check with our travel consultant for advice.

People Currency

Đông (VND; symbol). Notes are in denominations of 500.000, 200.000, 100.000, 50.000, 20.000, 10.000, 5.000, 2.000, 1.000, 500, 200 and 100. Currency Exchange: 1 USD = 22.220 VND (December 2015) The US Dollar is the most popular foreign currency in Vietnam. Australian, British, Japanese, Singaporean and Thai currency, as well as the Euro, can also be changed in the larger cities. There is a commission charge for changing money in the banks. You should do exchange money at the Hotel, Banks or Jewelry shop in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. [8] ATtravel

Credit/Debit Cards and ATMs

An increasing number of outlets accept MasterCard and Visa. However, Outside main towns and cities, it is wise to carry cash. There are ATMs in many major cities but not everywhere. ATMs are available in Hanoi , Halong bay, Dien Bien Phu, SonLa, CaoBang, LangSon , HaiPhong, Thai Binh, Thanh Hoa , Vinh, Hue, HoiAn old town, Danang , Nhatrang, CamRanh, Dalat, Kontum, Buon Ma Thuot, Hochiminh city, CanTho, ChauDoc, CaMau.

At present there are 54 different ethnic groups inhabiting Viet Nam, in which Kinh (Viet) people make up nearly 90% of the whole population, and 53 other ethnic groups represent over 10%. The Vietnamese, basically speaking, are easy-going, friendly, and hospitable people. The way they communicate with one another in society is influenced by Confucianism. In other words, Confucianism has exerted crucial influence on the Vietnamese people’s lifestyle. The leading principle of Confucianism is humanism, benevolence and leniency among people. It lays the emphasis on reciprocity and

unity is of great importance in society. Relationships of the family type are also seen among friends and fellow workers. More specifically, friendship is highly treasured. In Vietnam, there is a saying that “next-door neighbors are much more important than distant relatives”. This is part of Vietnamese traditional culture. Friendship has been enhanced by the Vietnamese people whose hospitality is always praised by visitors. They are willing to receive friends and visitors, either pre-arranged or unexpected, and give them warm welcome. In addition, many Vietnamese are reluctant to accept help from others because gratitude is thought to be a debt. Self-re-

spect holds a high status in the traditional code of virtues. Overstatement is not common and Vietnamese are not generous with praise. Lauding someone improperly or in his presence is regarded as flattery and sometimes even as mockery. If a Vietnamese is praised for his achievements or other reasons, he usually shows his modesty by passing the praise to other people’s merits. Those are typical behaviours of the Vietnamese. Generally speaking, the Vietnamese still retain a myriad of long-standing fine traditions in their lifestyle. Their lifestyle is reflected in the relationship between the family and society in which the family is to preserve and develop traditional values for future generations. ATtravel [9]


VIETNAM GENERAL INFORMATION

Culture

The culture of Vietnam is one of the oldest in Southeast Asia, with the ancient Bronze Age Dong Son culture being widely considered one of its most important progenitors.Due to many years of Chinese rule, Vietnam was heavily influenced by Chinese culture in terms of politics, government, Confucian social and moral ethics, and art. Vietnam is considered to be part of the East Asian cultural sphere. Following independence from China in the 10th century, Vietnam began a southward expansion that saw the annexation of territories formerly belonging to the Champa civilization (now Central Vietnam) and parts of the Khmer empire (modern southern Vietnam), which resulted in minor regional variances in Vietnam’s culture due to exposure to these different groups. During the French colonial period, Vietnamese culture absorbed various influences from the Europeans, including the spread of Catholicism and the adoption of the Latin alphabet. Prior to this, Vietnamese had used both Chinese characters and a script called Chu Nom which was based on Chinese but included newly invented characters meant to represent native Vietnamese words. In the socialist era, the cultural life of Vietnam has been deeply influenced by government-controlled media and the cultural influences of socialist programs. For many decades, foreign cultural influences were shunned and emphasis placed on appreciating and sharing the culture of communist nations such as the Soviet Union, China, Cuba and others. Since the 1990s, Vietnam has seen a greater re-exposure to Asian, European and American culture and media. Some elements generally considered to be characteristic of Vietnamese culture include ancestor veneration, respect for community and family values, handicrafts and manual labour, and devotion to study. Important symbols present in Vietnamese culture include dragons, turtles, lotuses and bamboo.

Transportation Airplane

There are 05 major international airports in Vietnam include: Noibai International Airport: Located in Hanoi capital (North of Vietnam) and it is 15 km far from city center. Danang International Airport: Located in Danang City (Center of Vietnam) and it is 8 km far from city center. It is 120 km far from Hue and Hoian is 40 km. Tan Son Nhat International Airport: Located in Ho Chi Minh City (South of Vietnam) and it is 12 km far from City center. Other some small international airports in Vietnam: Cam Ranh International Airport: Located in Nha Trang City of Khanh Hoa Province (Centre of Vietnam) and it is 35 km far from city center. Phu Quoc International Airport: Located in Phu Quoc Island of Kien Giang Province (South of Vietnam) and it is 7 km far from city center. In addition, there are domestic flights which depart daily between the provinces and city conveniently.

Taxi

There are many Taxi companies available in the airports, railway stations and city center. Tourist should ask staff of hotel or local travel agent for which one is good service and save cost. [10] ATtravel

Motorcycle/Mopeds/ Scooter

It is the most popular method of transportation in every city of Vietnam. Due to its much faster speed and small size, motorcycle has rapidly become the main transportation vehicle for every Vietnamese family. You can ride scooter with a local driver for safe.

City Bus

It is available only in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The city bus runs around the city with short distance. The ticket fare is quite cheap but the service is very simple. It is popular transportation for pupils, students, old people or some officer who have short way to their office or have no motorbike.

Cyclo

Riding on a cyclo is a fantastic time. Tourists feel so peaceful and freedom. Don’t need worry about traffic, running out of gas and hugging a smelly driver. It is really great experience you should try. The cyclo service is available in some city like Hanoi, Hue, Hoian and Ho Chi Minh City and it is not popular transportation. Most cyclos are used for tourists only.

Public Bus

Local people often use public bus to move between different provinces. It is cheap transportation and quite convenient. However, it is use for local only due to clients will sharing with many other local people, transportation is low quality and some time not air-conditioned in car. There are some good bus company which served for tourist moving from the city to other tourist destination with reasonable cost and comfortable seat. Check with the local agent for buy ticket and advice.

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Weather

There is not really a right or wrong time to visit Vietnam as during most months of the year. You will experience both sunshine and rain in varying quantities. Welcome to a country with 2000 + miles of coastline and three different weather systems. Whilst Vietnam is typically warm and humid, the weather can vary significantly from one region to another due to the countries length. At times there has been snow (yes white snow!) in the mountainous far north whilst the beaches in the south enjoyed 32 °C and full of sunshine. We offer you the weather chart which helps you in your preparation before departure.

T (0C)-Average temperature RF (MM)-Average rainfall HU (%) –The average degree of humidity Month Jan.

Sapa T (0C) RF (MM)

Mar.

Oct.

Nov.

Dec.

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9.6

16.9

17.6

20.1

21.8

24.2

25.2

26.8

26.8

74.2

20.8

18.4

132.5

78.8

36.9

0.5

11.1

21.5

78

91

85

79

75

72

73

20.8

22.8

24.8

25.7

27.3

26.8

RF (MM)

65.9

18.3

21.9

81.4

28.5

16.9

1.0

10.5

38

HU (%)

85

84

80

91

85

80

75

70

71

14.1

19.9

20.7

23.1

24.3

26.3

27.1

28.5

27.3

124.2

61.7

64.5

62.6

30.1

31.4

18.5

63.9

50.3

T ( C) 0

85

87

84

90

85

80

76

71

71

17.5

24.2

24.8

26.2

26.6

27.6

28.4

29.5

28.3

RF (MM)

175.1

64.4

62.2

60.7

48.9

35.1

42.7

77.7

92.7

HU (%)

82

86

84

85

85

81

78

73

72

T (0C)

T ( C) 0

18.3

26.9

27.7

27.8

28.2

28.5

28.5

29.2

27.5

371.4

191.1

199.7

144.6

106.7

96.4

170.8

221.4

280.7

89

84

80

83

82

80

80

71

80

19.8

28.6

29.3

28.9

29.3

28.8

27.9

28.2

28.1

RF (MM)

343.2

276.2

270.5

67.1

83.1

60.4

131.8

293.4

350.3

HU (%)

88

85

79

79

79

78

82

80

78

T (0C)

T ( C) 0

19.8

28.6

29.5

29.1

29.6

28.7

27.3

27.9

27.9

486.7

357.2

317.2

42.2

53.7

39.9

222.0

265.2

489.3

90

85

80

77

77

77

83

81

80

19.5

28.0

28.8

28.6

28.8

28.5

27.3

27.8

27.1

RF (MM)

458.1

441.8

349.8

140.5

181.8

45.1

183.6

268.4

493.1

HU (%)

90

86

83

77

79

78

83

81

85

HU (%)

Sep.

Phu

City

18.2

RF (MM)

Aug.

HCM

Thiet

82

HU (%)

Jul.

Phan

Trang

17.5

RF (MM)

Jun.

Nha

Hoian

86

HU (%)

May

Hue Danang/

10.5

RF (MM)

Apr.

Hanoi

T (0C)

HU (%)

Feb.

Halong

T (0C)

18.0

26.9

27.7

26.6

27.4

27.8

27.1

27.6

27.3

RF (MM)

249.5

301.1

150.0

460.0

417.0

220.4

210.8

283.5

531.9

HU (%)

90

83

80

87

84

82

84

82

83

17.0

25.2

25.8

25.3

26.0

26.8

27.2

27.4

27.3

RF (MM)

175.3

121.0

129.4

730.2

645.6

367.0

144.2

294.6

219.2

HU (%)

92

79

77

90

86

84

83

83

82

T ( C) 0

T ( C) 0

T ( C)

12.6

21.7

22.4

22.9

24.3

25.8

26.7

27.3

26.1

RF (MM)

78.1

35.7

57.2

771.1

516.4

428.4

103.5

202.3

95.3

0

HU (%)

89

76

74

91

86

83

80

74

80

T (0C)

9.7

18.2

18.7

20.6

22.2

24.6

25.9

26.7

26.5

RF (MM)

64.9

18.2

32.1

502.5

306.3

241.7

36.4

55.1

20.9

HU (%)

90

78

74

92

87

82

77

74

77

TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN VIETNAM Vietnam Distance Chart Cantho 1907 Hanoi 166 1741 1985 144 1248 659 609 1298 352 1555 696 1237 832 1075 2233 338 1603 304 1125 769 450 1509 237 1812 105 1810 89 1930 93 1814 1386 668 262 1837 2207 300 74 1929

Hochiminh city 1819 Halong 1082 443 186 530 666 2036 1437 959 284 71 69 1859 1648 1222 96 2041 1763

737 1376 1633 1287 1153 470 382 845 1587 1890 1888 55 171 746 1915 444 218

Hue 639 896 578 416 985 355 108 850 1153 1151 792 566 153 1178 959 624

Nhatrang 257 Phanthiet 370 627 Pleiku 223 1624 994 516 211 514 512 1416 1205 777 539 1598 1320

480 1881 1251 773 248 257 255 1673 1462 1034 282 1855 1577

162 1563 933 445 581 601 599 1232 1144 731 626 1537 1259

Quynhon 1401 771 311 434 737 735 1208 982 572 762 1375 1097

Sapa 630 1093 1835 2107 2105 427 431 994 2163 33 412

Vinh 463 1205 1508 1506 437 211 364 1533 604 269

Danang 727 Dalat 1031 1028 900 674 261 1055 1069 789

355 353 1627 1416 988 830 1796 1531

Mocbai 140 Mytho 1835 1833 Haiphong 1719 1717 116 Ninhbinh

1306 291 691 575 Laobao 45 165 1955 1744 1331 Tayninh 2112 2110 389 393 968 2137 Laocai 1834 1880 163 115 633 1859 374 Hoabinh

Hot news

Do you know a monster film named Kong Skull Island is shot in Vietnam? Kong: Skull Island is an upcoming American monster film directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts and written by Dan Gilroyand Max Borenstein. The film is a reboot of the King Kong franchise and will serve as the second film in Legendarys Godzilla–Kong film series. It stars an ensemble cast consisting of Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman,Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell… Director Jordan Voght-Roberts said he chose Vietnam as a filming location for “Kong: Skull Island” as he wants to offer audiences something new and different. Some stunning Vietnam attractions including Trang An, Tam Coc – Bich Dong, Ha Long Bay and Phong Nha- Ke Bang will be seen in the new movie of Kong: Skull Island expected to launch in March 2017!

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Hanoi (capital)

Sapa

Halong Bay

Hue

Hoi An

Nha Trang

Hanoi is ranked fourth on TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Destination Awards; Vietnam’s vibrant capital city is a maze of hidden alleyways, tranquil parks and sprawling residential areas. It is said that Hanoi contains more street food stalls per square mile than anywhere on earth, making it a foodie paradise. Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter, colonial architecture and historical monuments, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Hoa Lo Prison, have long attracted those with a taste for the exotic.

This former French outpost in the mountains of northern Vietnam offers travellers a fascinating glimpse into the life of some of Vietnam’s most colourful ethnic minority groups, including the Red Dzao and H’mong people. Elevated 1600m above sea level, it also offers visitors some of Vietnam’s best trekking routes, laden with traditional village home stays tucked amid vast rice paddies and tropical jungle.

The name means “Bay of Descending Dragons”, as it is also known, is legendary. According to local legend, a great emerald-spewing dragon was sent to defend Vietnam against foreign invaders. An impenetrable coastal defense was formed from these emeralds, which are now the islands of Halong Bay. The result is a breathtaking sight of thousands of limestone islets rising out of emerald green water in grand clusters. Denoted a World Heritage Site in 1994, Halong Bay’s forested slopes and naturally formed grottoes make it one of the most iconic destinations in Asia, and are predominantly accessed by multi-day cruise tours.

Hue City is one of places which have many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining a lot of originally historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City. On the northern bank of Perfume River has relics consisting of palaces, which were constructed as arc defensive ramparts with 11km length. This valuable construction includes more than 100 architectural works which were extremely reflected the life of Emperors and mandarins under reign of Nguyen. Hue is also an important center of Buddhism. In Hue and its surrounding still exist tens of pagodas constructed more 300 years ago, and a hundred of temples and pagodas built in the early century. Besides, Hue is a place where the royal music is originated, and a place with traditional famous dishes and sophisticated handicraft. Therefore, vestiges in Hue ancient capital have been certificated by the government as a very precious property and on December 1993 Hue has been recognized as a World Cultural Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Once a major trading hub, Hoi An is an elegant patchwork of lanterned streets, majestic architecture and a rich heritage that remains largely untouched by the heaving throngs of traffic that haunt Vietnam’s other cities. With palmfringed beaches within a stone’s throw of most hotels, more tailors per square kilometer than any other city in Vietnam, and an eclectic culinary scene to match, its little wonder this place continues to be one of Vietnam’s most important tourism centers.

Nha Trang is well known for its beaches and water sport especially diving. It is considered as among the world’s most beautiful bays. The weather is warm and sunny throughout the year. It owns long white and full of sunshine sands next to beautiful tropical resorts and hotel. Nowadays Nha Trang has been developed into a popular destination for international tourists and attracts large numbers of tourist every year. There are many daily flights to Cam Ranh international airport so it is very convenient for anyone who wishes to relax on this heaven.

Ninh Binh Ninh Binh was the ancient capital of Vietnam from 968-1010. It owns beautiful landscapes as Trang An eco tourism complex which has been voted “Halong Bay on land” and the complex was also listed in UNESCO sites in 2014. Moreover, this place becomes a famous spirituality destination for local tourist to visit Dinh Temple and Le Temple which worship two ancient kings of Vietnam. Especially, Ninh Binh has Cuc Phuong National Park is home of varies of strange flora and fauna. Tourists chance to touch the thousand-year-old cho xanh (parashrea stellata) and sau (Dracontomelum Duperranum or Dancorra Edulis) trees, 50-70m high. The park is also suitable to watch birds, butterflies and orchid flowers. Ninh Binh is definitely recommended for tourists who love the nature and eco tourism.

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Ho Chi Minh City

Cu Chi Tunnels

Mekong Delta River

Ho Chi Minh City (old name is Saigon) is an energetic collision of commerce and culture -a city hurtling into the future at such a blistering pace that visitors can’t help but go along for the ride. As Vietnam’s commercial capital, it is also a city of contrast; home to some of the country’s finest hotels, upscale restaurants and classy boutiques sandwiched in between crowded food stalls and bustling wet markets. The city is also a labyrinth of historical monuments, ranging from the chilling War Remnants Museum to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels.

The tunnel network of Cu Chi became legendary during the 1960s for its role in facilitating Viet Cong control of a large rural area 70 km from Ho Chi Minh City. At its peak the tunnel system stretched from the South Vietnamese capital to the Cambodian border; in the district of Cu Chi alone more than 250km of tunnels honeycomb the ground. The network, parts of which were several storeys deep, included countless trapdoors, constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapon factories, field hospitals, command cen

There are few places in the world quite like the Mekong Delta, a convergence of mighty rivers and lush farms intertwined across southern Vietnam. Despite being deeply rural, it is one Vietnam’s most densely populated areas, with millions of boats, houses, restaurants and even markets floating side-by-side in a fast-paced water world. Travellers searching for a glimpse of the type of authentic Vietnamese lifestyles immortalized in poetry and postcards will find the Mekong Delta a magical place to explore.

Phu Quoc Island Phu Quoc is a peaceful tropical island of Vietnam. It floats in the warm turquoise waters in the Gulf of Thailand, 50kms from the Vietnamese mainland and a 50 minute flight from Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Great time to visit gorgeous beach is from November to March. Phu Quoc is becoming well known for stunning beaches, untouched natural environment, the easy going, relaxed atmosphere, friendly locals, fresh seafood, fantastic scuba diving and snorkeling. You can travel to Phu Quoc Island by air or by sea. Vietnam offer visa exemption within 30 days for tourist who takes directly flight to this island. [16] ATtravel


artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses. Afterwards we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple which is a symbol of the capital and learn more about the lake’s legend. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

VIETNAM HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa by Bus – Ta Phin Village (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Checking-out the hotel and drive to the North of Vietnam where there is a beautiful town named Sapa. Arrive Sapa at around 12:00, check in hotel and enjoy lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Phin Village which is located about 17km in the west of Sapa. Ta Phin is a village of Red Dao’s people possessing a rich culture that has not been damaged by the modern life. You are transferred to Sapa for overnight stay.

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village - Bac Ha Town (B/L)

Best Sightseeing of Vietnam 14 Days

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-02

TOUR ROUTE: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoian – Danang – Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta - Saigon

Day 1: Hanoi Arrive – Street food tour by scooter (D)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. At 06:00 Pm meet our scooter driver team and travel outside of the Old Quarter, where most tourists don’t visit to see the real local lifestyle. Taste most of famous delicious dishes in Hanoi and enjoy night life of the city. Overnight stay in Hanoi. [18] ATtravel

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You are picked at hotel by our tour guide and do full day city tour. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum (Closed on Mon & Fri). The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. It is built by King Ly Thai

To in 1049; the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. After that, we will continue visiting the Temple of Literature which is Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After lunch time, you will visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art,

Breakfast at the hotel. We start trekking in Sapa and the first part of this hike we will be walking downhill. From the main road a small path will lead us into the Muong Hoa valley. Soon you will reach a small but fast flowing river that we will follow. The trail leads through an astonishing landscape, the stunning views, with mountains and steep rising rice paddies as far as the eye can see, is only interrupted by rivers, local houses or farmers working on their fields. From Y Linh Ho, a charming little town inhabited by the Hmong minority, you trek and cross some hills before we enter the village of Lao Chai, one of the oldest and largest Hmong villages in the area. Continue hiking to Ta Van Village where is mostly inhabited by the Zay and Hmong ethnic minorities. You are likely to see the people planting rice or, if it’s the right time of the year harvesting it. In the late afternoon, you are transferred to Bac Ha Town for overnight stay (If this day is Saturday, you will stay at Bac Ha Town. If this day is from Mon to Friday, you will stay at Lao Cai City to visit another market on next day)

Day 5: Bac Ha Market – Hanoi by bus (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are wake up a bit early to discover mountain town by walking to Bac Ha market – the largest market on Sunday in the centre of Bac Ha Town. There are many minority people who live around the mountain will come and trade on this day. They wear variety

of colorful tradition dress and very hospitality. You can meet several minorities like Dzao, Tay, H’Mong and the market offers a variety of local product which cannot be found in the other area. After lunch time, we drive back to Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on the Cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. You check-out and depart for Halong Bay- one of UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking... in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise) 12:30 Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – fly to Hue (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Menu) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer directly to airport to take flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, local tour guide will pick up you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hue. ATtravel [19]


VIETNAM HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Day 8: Hue City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hue is known as the Ancient Capital of Vietnam. It is also listed in UNESCO Heritage Site. Here converge all interests drawing the sense of travelers from fascinating culture, architectures, delicious cuisines, handicraft village, and great history to beautiful landscapes. In the morning, we get on the dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam). Next step, the car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue are Imperial Citadel - The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty and The royal Antiques Museum- a gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head- gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. And then we will walk around biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvenirs can be found in Dong Ba market. After lunch time, you continue visiting ancient tomb of the King are Khai Dinh tomb -the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty and Minh Mang tomb - the tomb of Emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2nd King of Nguyen dynasty. At the end of the day, we visit Conical hat village to see and learn how the locals make the conical hat (non la) - Non latraditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of women). Overnight stay in Hue.

Day 9: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. In the morning, you check-out the hotel and drive to Hoian.

On the way to ancient town, you will pass via the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds). Stop on the way to visit Cham Museum – a small museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham period, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham elements. Continue going to Marble Mountain – from the top of the mountain, you will have great view of beach city. Arrive Hoian, you check in hotel and free time. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 10: Hoian City – Tra Que Vegetable Village (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hoi An is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. In the afternoon, you will visit Tra Que Vegetable Village where you have a chance to become a real farmer. Wearing farming clothes as locals, raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities will make you have lots of fun and interesting moments when being in this village. You are transferred to hotel and overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 11: Hoi an – Fly to Saigon (B)

Breakfast at hotel. You are free time at your leisure until drop off to the airport

for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh City (old name is Saigon), our friendly tour guide pick you up and transfer to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and driver pick you up and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels. Arriving at Cu Chi tunnels and you proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels. Leaving Cu Chi tunnels at noon and enjoy lunch time. In the afternoon, driving back Saigon and you will visit War Remnants Museum originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 13: Saigon – Cai Be Floating Market – Mekong Delta – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You leave Saigon and head to Mekong Delta River to visit famous floating market named Cai Be. It is well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region. You will boating on the river to the busy Cai Be floating market where is placing many boats filling fully fruits and agricultural produces on. Selling and exchanging is hold until 10.00am every day. Afterwards, you continue cruising to the villages where is lying on along the Tien river bank. Wandering on the village paths under orchard gardens to local business families to see how they make brick, crispy corn, rice wine… In the afternoon, ride bike around fruit garden and watching the traditional music on Tan Phong Island. You are transferred back to Saigon for overnight stay.

Day 14: Saigon Departure (B)

You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service. Good bye and see you again.

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Great Holy See Temple in Tay Ninh province. It was built in 1926, is considered one of the most striking structures in all of South-East Asia. It is the headquarters of the unique Cao Dai sect, a religion with a hybrid of Buddhism, Christianity & Confucianism. You have chance to attend the midday ceremony’s extravaganza to witness the daily mass held by the Cao Dai followers which is a fantastic experience. Continue to Cu Chi Tunnels, you proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels. You are transferred back to Saigon for overnight stay.

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Day 4: Saigon - Mekong Delta Saigon (B/L)

Insight Vietnam 19 Days

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-03

TOUR ROUTE: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Dalat – Nha Trang – Danang – Hoian – Hue – Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Breakfast at the hotel, today you will travel to Mekong Delta River. Upon arrival My Tho, take a boat trip on Tien River and enjoy panorama view of the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Continue rowing a boat under the shadows of the water-coconut palms along the tiny canals of Ben Tre Province and you will visit the picturesque orchards and sample the freshly picked fruit at the invitation of friendly local farmers. Spend some time in the villages to learn about the daily lives of the inhabitants, listen to their traditional folk music, and ride on a horse cart or cycle around the island to experience local life. Afterwards, we drive back Saigon for overnight stay.

Day 5: Saigon – fly to Dalat city (B/L)

Day 1: Saigon arrival (Welcome Dinner)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. In the evening, you will enjoy a welcome dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay in Saigon

Day 2: Saigon City tour (B/L)

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have a full day city tour. Firstly you will visit War Remnants Museum - originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Afterwards, continuing seeing the Reunification Palace, formerly known as the Presidential Palace. The place symbolizes the end of Vietnam War when a North Vietnamese army tank went through its gates. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame

Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. After lunch time, we will visit China Town which has a population of over 1 million Chinese people. The highlight of China Town is the Binh Tay market where you can see busy merchants from every corner of this part of the city. Visit Thien Hau Pagoda and a handicraft factory or Saigon River. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 3: Saigon – Tay Ninh – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. We drive to the

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport for flight to Dalat. Upon arrive Dalat, you meet local tour guide and visit Truc Lam meditation Monastery with Vietnamese design, in Truc Lam we can take a view or visit Tuyen Lam Lake, which has immense water surrounded by lush greenery. Next destination is Cock Church, a Church with beautiful French architecture. Continue our trip to Datanla waterfalls, a beautiful waterfall in Dalat. Move to Valley of love, where you can take many nice photo with flowers. Then visit XQ Historical embroidery art Village, which creates delicate and refined embroidered pictures. Overnight stay in Dalat.

Day 6: Dalat – Nha Trang by bus (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You leave Dalat for Nha Trang, we ascend Ngoan Muc Pass to the central highlands and Nha

Trang, a quaint hill station surrounded by pine forest and French villas. On the way, we stop for visit PhongKrong Giarai Cham tower. Arriving Nha Trang beach at around 13:00, Check in hotel and discovery Nha Trang Beach city by your own. Overnight stay in Nha Trang.

Day 7: Nha Trang Island tours (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are picked up at the hotel lobby and drive to the pier. Welcome on boat, we cruise to Mun Island. Here you have time to relax sunbathing and swimming while discovering coral reefs on Mun Island covered with many marine lives. Continue boating to Mot Island and enjoy lunch here. In the afternoon, we have an entertainment program: music & singing on board, floating bar with a cup of mulberry wine and a piece of pineapple - being able to raise a cheer even in the water. Cruise to San Beach covered with many small smooth peddles that are great for foot massage. You can relax and play with some water sport activities (at own expense). At round 16:00 - 16:45 Arriving at floating fish farms and Tri Nguyen Aquarium with a great variety of ocean fishes. Renting bamboo baskets to go around on the water (at own expense) before cruising back to the pier and overnight stay in Nha Trang.

Day 8: Nha Trang – Fly to Danang – Hoian (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival local tour guide will meet you and drive to Hoian. On the way you will visit Cham Museum – a small museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham period, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham elements. Continue travel to Marble Mountain – from the top of the mountain, you will have great view of beach city. Arrive Hoian, check in hotel and free time. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 9: Hoian City – My Son Holy Land (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hoi An is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. ATtravel [23]


use body language with locals, incredible and unforgettable memories. Do not forget to take some photos with them. Back to cooking center to prepare and cook by yourself under the instruction of the tour guide from the beginning to the end, learning how to marinate and to spice will be the most crucial lesson. You will also enjoy decorating dishes with carrot flowers, lemon grass stems, banana leaves and curved chili. The authentic magical sauce mixed from fish sauce, water, sugar, lime, chili, garlic and herbs is very easy to make. In the afternoon, you are free time to discover the city. In the evening, you will be transferred to the Rail Way Station to take the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight stay on train.

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Day 15: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village – Sapa (B/L) In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. In the afternoon, we drive to My Son Holly Land – a religious and political center of the Cham Pa Kingdom which flourished all over Centre and South Vietnam since 7th to 15th Century. You are transferred back to Hoian for overnight stay.

(1885-1925) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty and Minh Mang tomb - the tomb of Emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2nd King of Nguyen dynasty. At the end of the day, we visit conical hat village to see and learn how the locals make the conical hat (non la). Non la is traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of Vietnamese women). Overnight stay in Hue.

Day 10: Hoian – Hue (B)

Day 12: Hue – Hanoi city tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time and shopping around the ancient town until the afternoon, we drive to Hue for overnight stay.

Day 11: Hue city (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hue is known as the Ancient Capital of Vietnam. It is also listed in UNESCO Heritage Site. In the morning, we get on the dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam). Next step, the car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue are Imperial Citadel - The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty and The royal Antiques Museum- a gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head- gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. And then we will walk around biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvenirs can be found in Dong Ba market. After lunch time, you continue visiting ancient tombs of the King are Khai Dinh tomb -the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh [24] ATtravel

Breakfast at hotel. You are transferred to the airport and take the flight to capital of Vietnam named Hanoi. Local tour guide meet you and drive to the centre of city. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum (close on Mon & Fri). The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. Built by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. After that, we continue visiting Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After lunch time, we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 13: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and car pick up at your hotel lobby and leave

for Ninh Binh province (120 Kms). Upon arrival, we will visit the biggest pagoda in South East Asia named Bai Dinh Pagoda. It owns with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with special local dishes. In the afternoon, you take a rowing-boat to Trang An Eco Tourism Complex. This place is recognized as World Nature Heritage Site. You row on the cannels to visit stunning caves complex including: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers which is called as Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh. You are transferred back Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 14: Hanoi cooking class – Night train to Sapa (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will attend a fantastic cooking class in Hanoi. You will have an experience Vietnam authentic and personal way. Our tour guide will pick you up at your hotel and transferred to cooking center. Tour guide then will teach you some simple phrases “local language” in 30 minutes, it is very important to help you get shopping skills and spending the currency “VND” with the friendly sellers. And then you will start cycling (or walking) to the local market only 5 minutes, It’s great chance to buy local things by yourself and experience a variety of foods from all the groceries such as: herbs, spices, vegetables, meats, fishes, fruits which are so fresh. All things bring you very close to the simple life (herbs and spices are a very important part of authentic Vietnamese food); you will have fun time to communicate and

Arrive Lao Cai station at early morning, you are picked up by local tour and drive to Sapa town. Enjoy breakfast and leave your luggage at the hotel, you start trekking in Sapa and the first part of this hike we will be walking downhill. From the main road a small path will lead us into the Muong Hoa valley. The trail leads through an astonishing landscape, The stunning views, with mountains and steep rising rice paddies as far as the eye can see, is only interrupted by rivers, local houses or farmers working their fields. From Y Linh Ho, a charming little town inhabited by the Hmong minority, you trek and cross some hills before we enter the village of Lao Chai, one of the oldest and largest Hmong villages in the area. Continue hiking to Ta Van Village, mostly inhabited by the Zay and Hmong ethnic minorities. You are likely to see the people planting rice or, if it’s the right time of the year harvesting it. Overnight stay in Sapa.

Day 16: Sapa – Bac Ha Market night train back Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and drive to Bac Ha District which is 70 km far from Sapa town. Bac Ha is the largest market on Sunday in the centre of Bac Ha Town. There are many minority people who live around the mountain will some and trade on this day. They wear variety of colorful tradition dress and very hospitality. You can meet several minorities like Dzao, Tay, H’Mong and the market offers a variety of local product which cannot be found in the other area. In the late afternoon, you drive to Lao Cai Railway station and take the night train back Hanoi. Overnight stay on train.

Day 17: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on the Cruise (B/L/D)

Arrive Hanoi at the early morning, you are picked up and have a room available near the station where you and refresh and have breakfast before departing for Halong Bay. Today we will visit one of the Top Seven Wonders of the world. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking... in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30 Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 18: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Men u) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer back to Hanoi. On the way back, we will visit But Thap pagoda – one of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 19: Hanoi Departure (B)

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Thai To in 1049; the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. Afterwards, we will visit Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After lunch time, you will visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses. Then we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. Overnight in Hanoi.

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Day 3: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Hanoi (B/L)

Friendly Vietnam 12 Days

Tour code: AT-VNFT-01

TOUR ROUTE: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Mai Chau – Halong Bay –Hue – Hoian – Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta- Saigon

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and car pick up at your hotel lobby and leave for Ninh Binh province (120 Kms). Upon arrival, we will visit the biggest pagoda in South East Asia named Bai Dinh Pagoda. It owns with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with special local dishes. In the afternoon, You have a boat trip to Trang An Eco Tourism Complex. This place is recognized as World Nature Heritage Site. You boat to visit stunning caves complex including: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers which is called as Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh. You are transferred to Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 4: Hanoi – Mai Chau valley (B/L/D)

Day 1: Hanoi arrive street food tour by scooter (D)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. At 06:00 Pm meet our scooter driver team and ride outside of the Old Quarter, where most tourists don’t visit to see the real local lifestyle. Taste most of famous delicious dishes in Hanoi and enjoy night life of the city. Overnight stay in Hanoi. [26] ATtravel

Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You are picked at hotel by our tour guide and do a full day city tour. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum (close on Mon&Fri). The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. It was built by King Ly

Breakfast at the hotel. We leave Hanoi for Hoa Binh Province where there is a lovely Mai Chau Village. It is an idyllic valley home of many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. Arrive in Mai Chau around noon time, check in your room and enjoy lunch with special local food. In the afternoon, you cycle around 2-3 hours to explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. You will be welcomed by the friendly local people, chat with them and discover their traditional culture. Overnight stay in Mai Chau.

Day 5: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You have a full morning time to relax and explore the village by your own. You can shop, wo-

ven the brocade with local people or walk around the beautiful mountain. At around 12:00, check out land drive back Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit one of the Top Seven Wonders of the world. You will Cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking...in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30 Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 7: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Men u) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer directly to the airport and take flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, local tour guide will meet you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hue.

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ping or relax on the beach. Overnight stay in Hoian.

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Day 11: Hoian cooking class half day (B/L)

Day 8: Hue City (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hue is known as the Ancient Capital of Vietnam. It is also listed in UNESCO Heritage Site. In the morning, we get on the dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam). Next step, the car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue are Imperial Citadel - The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty and The royal Antiques Museum- a gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, headgear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. And then we will walk around biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvenirs can be found in Dong Ba market.

After lunch time, you continue visiting ancient tomb of the King are Khai Dinh tomb -the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty. At the end of the day, we visit Conical hat village and see how the locals make the conical hat (non la) (Non la- traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of women). Overnight stay in Hue.

Day 9: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You check out and depart for Hoian. On the way you will visit Cham Museum – a small museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham period, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham elements. You continue travelling to Marble Mountain – from the top of the mountain, you will have great view

of beach city. Arrive Hoian, check in hotel and free time. Overnight stay in Hoian

Day 10: Hoian City (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hoi An is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. Rest of the day, you are free time at your leisure for shop-

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will enjoy interesting time with cooking class in Hoian. You start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café then visiting Hoi An’s colorful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. We board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy. On arrival, we explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what we have cooked. In the afternoon, you discover the ancient city by our own.

Day 12: Hoian – Danang – Saigon City tour (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You are dropped off to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh City (formal name is Saigon), our friendly tour guide meet you and transfer to the hotel for

check in. We start visiting Saigon city with most attractive sightseeing include War Museum, the Notre Dame Cathedral and Center Post Office. At the end of the day, you walk around bustling Binh Tay market and crowded Chinese town to experience local life. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 13: Saigon Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. We drive to Cu Chi tunnels. It takes about 1.5 hours to get there. Our tour guide will give you an overview introduction of Cu Chi and its legendary history. A documentary film about the tunnels will explain you about the tunnels histories and how fierce the war was in the area. You will be guided to the tunnels system including the weapon factory, hospitals, kitchens and crawl under the tunnels… After that you can try delicious manioc which was the main food for guerilla-warriors in Cu Chi during the war. Visitors can try to fire off an AK47 or MK16 or machine guns at the nearby shooting range. You are transferred back to Saigon for lunch and overnight stay.

Day 14: Saigon – Cai Be Floating market – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You leave Saigon and head to Mekong Delta River to visit famous floating market name Cai Be. It is well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region. You will boat on the river to the busy Cai Be floating market where is placing many boats filling fully fruits and agricultural produces on. Selling and exchanging is hold until 10.00am every day. After that, you continue cruising to the villages where is lying on along the Tien river bank. Wandering on the village paths under orchard gardens to local business families to see how they make brick, crispy corn, rice wine… In the afternoon, ride bike around fruit garden and watching the traditional music on Tan Phong Island. You are transferred to Saigon for overnight stay.

Day 15: Saigon Departure (B)

You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service. Good bye and see you again.

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Day 2: Saigon – fly to Dalat city (B/L)

VIETNAM HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport for flight to Dalat. Upon arrive Dalat, you meet local tour guide and visit Truc Lam meditation Monastery with Vietnamese design, in Truc Lam we can take a view or visit Tuyen Lam Lake, which has immense water surrounded by lush greenery. Next destination is Cock Church, a Church with beautiful French architecture. Continue our trip to Datanla waterfalls, a beautiful waterfall in Dalat. Move to Valley of love, where you can take many nice photo with flowers. Then visit XQ Historical embroidery art Village, which creates delicate and refined embroidered pictures. Overnight stay in Dalat.

Day 3: Dalat – Buon Ma Thuot by Bus (B/L)

Mystery of Vietnam Central Highlands 10 Days

After breakfast at the hotel, we driver to Buon Ma Thuot. Located in the centre highland of Vietnam, Buon Ma Thuot pronvince is well known as ‘coffee capital” and hunting and tamping wild elephant village. On the way, you will boat and visit Lak Lake – the largest fresh water lake of Vietnam. Upon arrival, check in hotel and free time. Overnight stay in Buon Ma Thuot.

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-13

TOUR ROUTE: Saigon – Dalat – Buon Ma Thuot – Lak Lake – Yok Don National Park – Ede Village – Don Village – Nha Trang

Day 4: Buon Ma Thuot - Yok Don National Park (B/L/D)

After breakfast, we leave Buon Ma Thuot for Yok Don National Park. It is the largest national park in Viet Nam and there are many precious species of animals and birds that are noted in the Red Book. Cross the Serepok river by boat. There is an option for riding an elephant before hiking deep in to the forest. Picnic lunch is prepared in advanced. In the afternoon, you continue hiking through bushy forests, evergreen forests and deciduous forests. Late of the afternoon, we stop for camping. Dinner is cooked by your guide. Overnight stay in your tents nearby the river.

Day 5: Yok Don - 7-branch rapid (B/L/D)

Day 1: Saigon Arrive - Street Food Tour by scooter (D)

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non-tourist destinations and see the real life of local people. These three hours on the back of our own scooters will take you through districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 where you will see the local’s activities in the night time. You also have chances to try 8 – 10 kinds of dishes during doing the local tour. Overnight stay in Saigon.

After breakfast, we continue on hiking whole day in the park. Picnic lunch is prepared in advanced. In the afternoon, we will be at 7-branch rapid on the Serepok River. We take a boat cross the river to get in the place for the night. Dinner and spent the night in house on stilts.

Day 6: Ede village - Buon Ma Thuot (B/L)

After breakfast, we will visit a traditional long house on stilts of Ede minority with

many things to see inside it. You will walk to visit an ethnic village that belongs to Ede minority. We will learn more about the daily life of ethnic people in The Central Highlands. You are transferred to Buon Ma Thuot centre for overnight stay.

Day 7: Buon Ma Thuot – Nha Trang Beach by bus (B/L)

Breakfast at the the hotel. In the morning, we will visit Don Village which is located close to the Cambodian border and is well known as the native land of elephant hunters and trainers throughout Southeast Asia. Explore the traditional wild elephants catching and taming of M’nong ethnic group. Visit the Ancient wooden houseon- stilts with the architecture belongs to Laotian. Visit the tomb of the King of elephant catchers before take a walk through suspension Bamboo Bridge and ride elephant for 1 hour which will be a great memorable in your life time. After lunch time, you are transfer to Nha Trang for overnight stay.

Day 8: Nha Trang Island Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are picked up at the hotel lobby and drive to the pier. Welcome on boat, we cruise to Mun Island. Here you have time to relax sunbathing and swimming while discovering coral reefs on Mun Island covered with many marine lives. Continue boating to Mot Island and enjoy lunch here. In the afternoon, we have an entertainment program: music & singing on board, floating bar with a cup of mulberry wine and a piece of pineapple - being able to raise a cheer even in the water. Cruise to San Beach covered with many small smooth peddles that are great for foot massage. You can relax and play with some water sport activities (at own expense). At round 16:00 - 16:45 Arriving at floating fish farms and Tri Nguyen Aquarium with a great variety of ocean fishes. Renting bamboo baskets to go around on the water (at own expense) before cruising back to the pier and overnight stay in Nha Trang.

Day 9: Nha Trang Beach Free (B)

You are free time day. Breakfast and accommodation included only.

Day 10: Nha Trang Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service.

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ing about 8 kilometers in the northsouth direction. You’ll start climbing into the mountainous area of Ba Be National Park. Take a short boat trip (30 minutes) to a Tay village for dinner and home stay in a local house.

VIETNAM HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Day 4: Boat trip on Ba Be Lake Cao Bang (B/L)

Breakfast at the local house. And then you take a boat trip on Ba Be National Park to visit the lake and surrounding Limestone Mountain. This important eco-system is well known for over 330 species of butterflies and you will also feel fresh, peaceful and tranquil scenery. Continue cruising to the end of the lake and trek to Dau Dang Waterfall before heading north through the mountains to the city of Cao Bang. Overnight stay in Cao Bang.

Day 5: Ban Gioc Waterfall (B/Picnic lunch)

North of Vietnam Adventure 09 Days

Tour code: AT-VNAT-02

TOUR ROUTE: Hanoi – Ba Be National Park – Ban Gioc Waterfall – Lang Son – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Day 1: Hanoi Arrive – Street foot tour (D)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. At 06:00 Pm meet our scooter driver team and ride outside of the Old Quarter, where most tourists don’t visit, to see the real local lifestyle. Taste most of famous delicious dishes in Hanoi and enjoy night life of the city. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

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tel by our tour guide and do full day city tour. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. Built by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. After that, you continue visiting Temple of Literature which is Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved

architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After lunch time, you will visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses. Then we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi - Thai Nguyen - Ba Be National Park - Home stay (B/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are picked up at the hotel in the morning and depart early from Hanoi for a long drive (about 6 hours~245km). On the way, you will visit one of the most interesting museum in the North of Vietnam is Museum of the Cultures of Viet Nam’s Ethnic Groups. Continue driving to the Bac Can province and reach to Ba Be National Park. It is the largest natural fresh water lake, stretch-

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive to the North of the city to visit magnificent Ban Gioc Waterfall which is located on the Chinese border. This picturesque, cascading waterfall is 53 meters high and has an impressive span of 300 meters. The unique landscape includes limestone karst formations soaring from the verdant rice paddies of Tay, H’Mong and Dzao ethnic minority groups. On the way back to Cao Bang, explore the expansive 2,144 meter Nguom Ngao Cave to discover its brilliant stalactites. Overnight in the hotel in Cao Bang.

Day 6: Cao Bang - Lang Son - Ha Noi (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. We check-out and head to Lang Son Province. It is the capital of this mountainous area. It is also an important crossing and trading route between Vietnam and China. The area is home to Dzao, Man, Tho and Nung ethnic minority groups. Lang Son has two markets, the Old Market and the Dong Kinh Market, where shoppers can find everything from electronics and gadgets to textiles and house wares. Just a couple of kilometers from town are two large, beautiful caves and the ruins of the Mac Dynasty Citadel that are worth a visit, time permitting. Tam Thanh Cave contains a pond and offers great views of the surrounding farmlands. Nhi Thanh Cave, formed by the river that flows through it, has poems carved into the entrance by the man who discovered the cave in the 18th century. The late afternoon trip back to Hanoi

from Lang Son is along a modern 4-lane divided highway. Arrive Hanoi at the evening, check in hotel and relax.

Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit one of the Top Seven Wonders of the world. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking...in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30: Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 8: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Men u) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer back to Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 9: Hanoi Departure (B)

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Chi Tunnels. Upon arrival, you will proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels during war time. In the afternoon, you are transferred back Saigon and you will visit War Remnants Museum - originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Overnight stay in Saigon.

VIETNAM HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Day 3: Saigon – Cai Be Floating market – Fly to Hanoi (B/L)

Vietnam at Glance North and South 07 Days

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-05

TOUR ROUTE: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Day 1: Saigon Arrive – Street Food tour by scooter (D)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. At 06:00 we will take some hours tour to enjoy Saigon by night. You will travel to non-tourist destinations and see the real life of local people. These three hours on the back of our own scooters will take [34] ATtravel

you through districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 where you will see the local’s activities in the night time. You also have chances to try 8 – 10 kinds of dishes during doing the local tour. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and driver pick you up and depart for Cu

Breakfast at the hotel. You leave Saigon and head to Mekong Delta River to visit famous floating market named Cai Be. It is well-known floating market in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. You will cruise on the river to the busy Cai Be floating market where is placing many boats filling fully fruits and agricultural produces on. Selling and exchanging is hold until 10.00am every day. Afterwards, we drive back Saigon and take the flight to capital of Vietnam – Hanoi. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi City tour (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You are picked at hotel by our tour guide and do full day city tour. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum (close on Mon & Fri). The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. It was built by King Ly Thai To in 1049; the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. And then, we continue visiting Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After lunch time, you will visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses. Then we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 5: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on the Cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit one of the Top Seven Wonders of the world. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking...in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30: Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Men u) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer back to Hanoi. On the way back, we will visit But Thap pagoda – one of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service. Good bye and see you again.

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Day 3: Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park – Hanoi (B/L)

SPECIAL TOURS

Breakfast at the hotel, Today we will visit Cuc Phuong - one of the most important national Park in Vietnam. First step, you visit begins at the Endangered Primate rescue Center. Next step you depart to the Park Centre, on the way visit the Cave of Early Man (had over 7000 year), then you’ll start on a long trek through the forest to learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the park. You’ll also make stops at Cho Chi Tree, the oldest tree in the forest, a number of picturesque streams and waterfalls. After lunch time, we drive back Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 4: Hanoi city – night train to Sapa (B/L)

Vietnam Eco Tour 18 Days

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-08

TOUR ROUTE: Hanoi – Ninh Binh – Cuc Phuong National Park – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoian – Dalat – Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon Day 1: Hanoi Arrive (D)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. A welcome dinner is served at local restaurant. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Ninh Binh (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and car pick up at your hotel lobby and leave for Ninh Binh province (120 Kms). Upon arrival, we will visit the biggest pagoda in South East Asia named Bai Dinh Pagoda. It owns with 500 La Han statues, biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam with 10 meters in height, 100 tons in weight. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant with special local dishes. In the afternoon, you continue visit Trang An Eco Tourism Complex. This place is recognized as World Nature Heritage Site. You will take boat trip to visit stunning caves complex including: Sang Cave, Toi Cave, Ba Giot Cave, Nau Ruou in mystery and wildness, see scenery of mountain and rivers – a Ha Long on land of Ninh Binh. Overnight stay in Ninh Binh. [36] ATtravel

Breakfast at hotel. You are picked at hotel by our tour guide and do full day city tour. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum (Close on Mon & Fri). The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. Built by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. After that, we will continue to visit the Temple of Literature– Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After lunch time, you will visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses. Then we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. In the evening, you will be transferred to the Rail Way Station to take the night train to Lao Cai. Overnight stay on train.

Day 5: Sapa – Ban Khoang – Ta Phin Village – Sapa (B/L)

Arrive Lao Cai station at early morning, you are picked up by local tour and drive to Sapa town. Enjoy breakfast and leave your luggage at the hotel, our journey will depart with a car riding along a road get to Ban Khoang. After that, you descend on foot through a valley and cross a river. Heading and climbing to village of Ban Khoang of Red Dao minority. You get great opportunities to discover the traditional life and daily activities of local peo-

ple there. After lunch, our trek will be taken through the corn-farm and the rainy forests in order to get to Ta Phin village of Red Dao and Black H’mong tribe. There is more chance for you to get to know more about local hill tribes as visit their home, communicate with them, and experience some of their daily activities. Return to Sapa for overnight stay.

Day 6: Bac Ha Market – night train back Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and drive to Bac Ha District where is 70 km far from Sapa town. Bac Ha market is largest market on Sunday in the centre of Town. There are many minority people who live around the mountain will some and trade on this day. They wear variety of colorful tradition dress and very hospitality. You can meet several minorities like Dzao, Tay, H’Mong and the market offers a variety of local product which cannot be found in the other area. In the late afternoon, you are transferred to Lao Cai Railway station and take the night train back Hanoi. Overnight stay on train.

Day 7: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)

Arrive Hanoi at the early morning, you are picked up and have a room available near the station where you can refresh and have breakfast before departing for Halong Bay. Today we will visit one of the Top Seven Wonders of the world. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking...in the fresh water. (The below itinerary is sample one, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix it when you confirm the cruise name) 12:30 Embark on Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. 13:00 savor a delectable lunch as Cruises among the limestone islands. 15:00 explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. 16:00 Cruising to Titop Island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titop or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay. 17:00 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way. 17:30 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. 19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board. ATtravel [37]


and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer directly to airport to take flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, local tour guide will pick up you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hue

SPECIAL TOURS

Day 10: Hue City Tour (B/L)

Day 8: Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long – Overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)

06:00 start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt. 07:00 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay. 08:30 Transfer to a day boat. 09:30 Experience the life of a fisherman and learn more about the daily life of the local. 10:30 explore the zone by kayak or lay back, enjoy a nice swim at nearby remote beach. Return to the day boat. Relax and enjoy lunch on board. 14:00 Continue explore the area while passing Cua Van Fishing Village. 15:00 Visit a Pearl Farm and learn the technique for making high quality pearls. 16:00 Back to the main boat. Freshen up. 17:00 Enjoy the beautiful sunset on the sundeck. [38] ATtravel

19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board

Day 9: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue (B)

06:00 start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt. 07:00 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay. 09:00 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area. 10:00 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin. 10:15 continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more. 11:00 while heading back to the harbor watch the fruit carving demonstration

Breakfast at the hotel. Hue is known as the Ancient Capital of Vietnam. It is also listed in UNESCO Heritage Site. Here converge all interests drawing the sense of travelers from fascinating culture, architectures, delicious cuisines, handicraft village, and great history to beautiful landscapes. In the morning, we get on the dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam). Next step, the car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue are Imperial Citadel - The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty and The royal Antiques Museum- a gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head- gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. And then we will walk around biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvenirs can be found in Dong Ba market. After lunch time, you continue visiting ancient tomb of the King are Khai Dinh tomb -the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty and Minh Mang tomb - the tomb of Emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2nd King of Nguyen dynasty. Overnight stay in Hue.

Day 11: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You check out the hotel and drive to Hoian. On the way to ancient town, you will pass via the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds) and stop to visit Cham Museum – a small museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham period, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham elements. Continue travel to Marble Mountain – from the top of the mountain, you will have great view of beach city. Arrive Hoian, check in hotel and free time. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 12: Hoian City Tour – Tra Que Vegetable Village (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hoi An is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before

the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. In the afternoon, you will visit Tra Que Vegetable Village where you have a chance to become a real farmer. Wearing farming clothes as locals, raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities will make you have lots of fun and interesting moments when being in this village. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 13: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Dalat (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport for flight to Dalat. Upon arrival Dalat, you meet local tour guide and then visit Truc Lam meditation Monastery with Vietnamese design. In Truc Lam we can take a view or visit Tuyen Lam Lake, which has immense water surrounded by lush greenery. Next destination is Cock Church, a Church with beautiful French architecture. Continue our trip to Datanla waterfalls, a beautiful waterfall in Dalat. Move to Valley of love, where you can take many nice photos with flowers. Then visit XQ Historical embroidery art Village, which creates delicate and refined embroidered pictures. Overnight stay in Dalat.

Day 14: Dalat – Fly to Saigon Street Food Tour by Scooter (D)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport and take the flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, you meet our friendly tour guide and check in the hotel. At 06:00 we will take some hours tour to enjoy Saigon by night. You will travel to non-tourist destinations and see the real life of local people. These three hours on the back of our own scooters will take you through districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 where you will see the local’s activities in the night time. You also have chances to try 8 – 10 kinds of dishes during doing the local tour. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 15: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and driver pick you up and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels. Upon arrival, you proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on expe-

rience of what it took to live in the tunnels during war time. In the afternoon, driving back Saigon and you will visit War Remnants Museum - originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 16: Saigon – Mekong Delta Home stay (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. You check out the hotel and head to the Mekong Delta. This is the largest “rice basket” of Vietnam with endless waterways and verdant orchards. Arrive at Hung Vuong Pier (Ben Tre town) 90km far from Sai Gon, embark and cruise along the Ben Tre River– a tributary of Mekong River to discover the local life. Stop at a brick – field belonged to Mr. Tu Lo to see how Vietnamese people made brick by hand and a coconut candy home factory located along the canal to witness the process of making the candies and other souvenirs. Continue the rowing trip through the canals to visit Nhon Thanh village in Ben Tre with some vestiges of the ancient civilization. Stroll around the village to discover local culture, relax in its fresh air and meet with warmhearted local people. Take a bicycle-cart on the quiet paths, stop to have lunch at the “Coconut green” riverside Hai Ho and then to typical local house to check in. In the afternoon, take cycling trip to Mr. Sau Khanh’s home to admire his valuable collection of antiques. Learn about agricultural activities in Vietnam, watching the farmers on the field and probably joining your hands to help them. Prepare your dinner with the local host and overnight in the home stay.

Day 17: Ben Tre island - Sai Gon (B/L)

After breakfast, you will visit the local market and the Phu Nhuan temple where you can see an old cycads date back a hundred year. Start a rowing boat trip on Cai Coi canal towards Hung Vuong pier and disembark. You are transferred to Sai Gon, on the way back you stop visit Cao Dai temple in My Tho city. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 18: Saigon departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service. Good bye and see you again.

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Day 3: Hanoi Cooking Class half day – Duong Lam ancient Village (B/L)

SPECIAL TOURS

Breakfast at the hotel. You are picked up and travel to a local market with the chef. Stroll around to visit distinct food sections with their variety of herbs, vegetables, meat and sea food which brings you very close to the simple life. It is very interesting to see and to learn how a local woman chooses and buys the best quality of the fresh food from numerous food stalls in the market. Back to the cooking center and under our chef’s instruction, you might buy some ingredients for our cooking lesson – some herbs and spices (Herbs and spices are a very important part of authentic Vietnamese food. Enjoy lunch time with what you done! In the afternoon, you will visit Duong Lam ancient village, bike along tiny ancient alleys to visit Mong Phu temple in Mong Phu hamlet - the only hamlet whose original village entrance gate remains intact, dedicated to national heroes. You are transferred to Hanoi center for overnight stay.

Taste of Vietnam 13 Days

Tour code: AT-VNFT-03

TOUR ROUTE: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hue - Hoian – Saigon – Cu Chi tunnels – Mekong Delta – Saigon

Day 1: Hanoi Arrive – Street food tour by scooter (D)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. At 06:00 Pm meet our scooter driver team and ride outside of the Old Quarter, where most tourists don’t visit, to see the real local lifestyle. Taste most of famous delicious dishes in Hanoi and enjoy night life of the city. Overnight stay in Hanoi. [40] ATtravel

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You are picked at hotel by our tour guide and do full day city tour. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. Built by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has

become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. Afterwards, you continue visiting Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After lunch time, you will visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses. Then we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on the Cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and depart for Halong Bay- one of UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will Cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking... in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30 Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing,

karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi – fly to Hue (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Menu) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer directly to airport to take flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, local tour guide will pick up you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hue.

Day 6: Hue City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hue is known as the Ancient Capital of Vietnam. It is also listed in UNESCO Heritage Site. Here converge all interests drawing the sense of travelers from fascinating culture, architectures, delicious cuisines, handicraft village, and great history to beautiful landscapes. In the morning, we get on the dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam). Next step, the car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue are Imperial Citadel - The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty and The royal Antiques Museum- a gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head- gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. And then we will walk around biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvenirs can be found in Dong Ba market. After lunch time, you continue visiting ancient tomb of the King are Khai Dinh tomb -the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty and Minh Mang tomb - the tomb of Emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2nd King of Nguyen dynasty. At the end of the day, we visit Conical hat village and see how the locals make the conical hat (non la). Non la is traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of Vietnam women). Overnight stay in Hue. ATtravel [41]


SPECIAL TOURS

Day 7: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. This morning, you check-out the hotel and drive to Hoian. On the way to ancient town, you will pass via the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds) and stop on the way to visit Cham Museum – a small museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham period, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham elements. Continue travel to Marble Mountain – from the top of the mountain, you will have great view of beach city. Arrive Hoian, check in hotel and free time. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 8: Hoian City – Tra Que Vegetable Village (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hoi An is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. In the afternoon, you will visit Tra Que Vegetable Village where you have a chance to become a real farmer. Wearing farming clothes as locals, raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities will make you have lots of fun and interesting moments when being in this village. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 9: Hoi An cooking class half day (B/L)

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You start the day (8.15am) with a welcome drink at Hai Café. Visit Hoi An’s colorful market, and experience the amazing sights, sounds and aromas of this busy market. We will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about all the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. You get on boat for a leisurely cruise (25 minutes) along the Hoi An River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. This is a chance to view local river life, so make sure your camera is handy. On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb garden, before learning about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes. The cooking lesson runs for about 2 hours – the Red Bridge chefs first demonstrate each dish before we prepare the same dish ourselves. Included in the class is a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving (plate decoration). After the lesson, we sit down and eat what we have cooked. In the afternoon, you are free time and discover the ancient town by your own. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 10: Hoi an – Fly to Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You are transferred to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh City (formal name is Saigon), our friendly tour guide pick you and visit War Remnants Museum - originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 11: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnel by speed boat and Cooking show (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. We leave Saigon and depart for Chi Tunnels. Get on speed

boat and it takes about 1hour 15 minutes, you will go on a scenic 40 minutes boat trip to Lai Thieu. Our tour guide will introduce to you the beauty of nature and Vietnamese lifestyle along the river bank in your journey. The boat will continue 40 minutes to Cu Chi tunnels. It has the network of 250km of tunnels became legendary when they play a vital role in the war. During the war time, the tunnels was functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens during the 1960s. After visit Cu Chi Tunnels, you will be back and stop at Binh Quoi Village where numerous thatched cottages in the Northern countryside are found. You can join the great Vietnamese cooking show, take part preparation and cooking process (including Vietnamese special foods such as: Rice pan cake, deep fried sticky rice ball, spring roll…). This show will let you learn how to cook special dishes of Vietnam and enjoying the meal after cooking lesson at the riverside restaurant in Binh Quoi Village. After lunch hour in Binh Quoi Village, you are brought back to Bach Dang Jetty. Driver will transfer you to the hotel. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon – Cai Be Floating Market – Mekong Delta (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You leave Saigon and head to Mekong Delta River to visit famous floating market name Cai Be. It is well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region. Arriving Cai Be, you will cruise on the river to the busy Cai Be floating market where is placing many boats filling fully fruits and agricultural produces on. Selling and exchanging is hold until 10.00am every day. After that, you continue cruising to the villages where is lying on along the Tien river bank. Wandering on the village paths under orchard gardens to local business families to see how they make brick, crispy corn, and rice wine. In the afternoon, ride bike around fruit garden and watching the traditional music on Tan Phong Island before transferring to Saigon for overnight stay.

Day 13: Saigon Departure (B)

You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service. Good bye and see you again.

Vietnam Golf & Holiday 10 Days

Tour code: AT-VNGT-01

TOUR ROUTE: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Danang – Saigon ROUND OF GOLF: 01 round of 18 holes at Chi Linh Star Golf Club 01 round of 18 Holes at Montgomerie Llinks Golf Course 01 round of 18 holes at Laguna Golf Lang Co 01 round of 18 holes at Long Thanh Golf Club 01 round of 18 holes at Taekwang Jeongsan Country Golf Club

Day 1: Hanoi Arrive (welcome dinner)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. In the late afternoon, you will ride a cyclo - tour viewing the charming French colonial architecture to the bustling Old Quarter. A welcome dinner will be reserved at local restaurant. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 2: Golf at King’s Island Club (B)

Breakfast at hotel. You are picked up at the hotel and transfer to King’s Island Golf which is 45 km far from Hanoi. Upon arrival, play 01 round of 18 holes. After finish your game, you are transferred back to Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on the Cruise (B/L/D)

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Day 8: Danang – Fly to Saigon – Long Thanh Golf Club (B)

SPECIAL TOURS

Breakfast at hotel. You are free time at your leisure until drive to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you are greeted by our tour guide and check in the hotel. Afterwards, you are transferred to Long Thanh Golf Club to play 01 round of 18 holes. Long Thanh Golf Club is 36 km far from Saigon. Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 9: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon (B/L)

Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30 Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 4: Halong Bay – Chi Linh Star Golf Club - Hanoi (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Menu) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up [44] ATtravel

by our driver and transfer to Chi Linh Star Golf Club. You will play one round of 18 holes before driving back Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Danang (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you meet tour guide and transfer to the hotel. In the afternoon, you will play one round of 18 holes at Montgomerie Links Golf Course. Overnight stay in Danang.

Day 6: Golf at Laguna Golf Lang Co (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to Laguna Golf Lang Co in Hue. It is 35 km far from Danang. You will play 01 round of 18 holes. Overnight stay in Danang.

Day 7: Danang - Hoian City tour – Danang (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are picked up at the hotel and drive to Hoi An. This ancient town is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. You are free time at your leisure in the afternoon until transferred back to Danang for overnight stay.

Breakfast at the hotel, today you will travel to Mekong Delta River. Upon arrival My Tho, take a boat trip on Tien River and enjoy panorama view of the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands. Continue rowing a boat under the shadows of the water-coconut palms along the tiny canals of Ben Tre Province and you will visit the picturesque orchards and sample the freshly picked fruit at the invitation of friendly local farmers. Spend some time in the villages to learn about the daily lives of the inhabitants, listen to their traditional folk music, and ride on a horse cart or cycle around the island to experience local life. You are transferred back Saigon for overnight stay.

Best Vietnam Beach Holiday 13 Days

Tour code: AT-VNBV-01

TOUR ROUTE: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Hoian – Nha Trang – Saigon – Mekong Delta – Saigon

Day 10: Golf at Taekwang Jeongsan Country Club – Saigon Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to Taekwang Jeongsan Country Golf Club (20 minutes by bus) and you will play one round of 18 holes. In the afternoon, you are transferred to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service.

Day 1: Hanoi arrive (D)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. After relax, you have a soft tour around city by visiting Temple of Literature which is the Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved

architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. We drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. A welcome dinner is served at local restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi ATtravel [45]


own photo. It is more and more peaceful and simple you feel about the local life. Keep straight to the fishing village to explore the Water Coconut Palm with the unique basket boat and visit the lake of shrimp , there you will have chance to touch the fishing life by catching fish with the local fishermen’s net . Learn how to paddle the Vietnamese unique bamboo basket boat. Explore the tranquil coconut palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers of both sides. In the afternoon, you are free time at your leisure.

SPECIAL TOURS

Day 7: Hoian – Danang Fly to Nha Trang (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to airport and take the flight to Nha Trang – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Upon arrival Nha Trang, check in hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Nha Trang.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit one of the Top Seven Wonders of the world. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking...in the fresh water. (The below itinerary is sample one, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix it when you confirm the cruise name) 12:30 Embark on Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. 13:00 savor a delectable lunch as Cruises among the limestone islands. 15:00 explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. 16:00 Cruising to Titop Island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titop or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay. 17:00 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way. 17:30 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. 19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long – Overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)

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07:00 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay. 08:30 Transfer to a day boat. 09:30 Experience the life of a fisherman and learn more about the daily life of the local. 10:30 explore the zone by kayak or lay back, enjoy a nice swim at nearby remote beach. Return to the day boat. Relax and enjoy lunch on board. 14:00 Continue explore the area while passing Cua Van Fishing Village. 15:00 Visit a Pearl Farm and learn the technique for making high quality pearls. 16:00 Back to the main boat. Freshen up. 17:00 Enjoy the beautiful sunset on the sundeck. 19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Danang - Hoian (B)

06:00 start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt. 07:00 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay. 09:00 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Man’s Head Islet area. 10:00 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin. 10:15 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more. 11:00 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration

and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer directly to airport to take flight to Danang. Upon arrival, local tour guide will pick up you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 5: Hoian City tour half day (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hoi An is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for EastWest exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. Rest of the day, you are free time for shopping or relax on the beach. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 6: Hoian basket boat half day (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You ride a bike or transferred by car to the wharf where you can take a cruise along Thu Bon River to Cam Thanh Village. You will have a chance to enjoy the sightseeing on the river and many opportunities to take your

Day 8: Nha Trang Island Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are picked up at the hotel lobby and drive to the pier. Welcome on boat, we cruise to Mun Island where you have time to relax sunbathing and swimming while discovering coral reefs on Mun Island covered with many marine lives. Continue cruising to Mot Island and having lunch. In the afternoon, we have an entertainment program: music & singing on board, floating bar with a cup of mulberry wine and a piece of pineapple - being able to raise a cheer even in the water. Continue trip to San Beach which is covered with many small smooth peddles that are great for foot massage. You can relax & join water sport activities (at own expense). At round 16:00 - 16:45 Arriving at floating fish farms and Tri Nguyen Aquarium with a great variety of ocean fishes. Renting bamboo baskets to go around on the water (at own expense) before cruising back to the pier and overnight stay in Nha Trang.

Day 9: Nha Trang free day (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are a free day to relax on the beach. Only breakfast and accommodation included.

Day 10: Nha Trang fly to Saigon – Street food tour by scooter (D)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time until be picked up and drop off at the airport for flight to Saigon. Arrive Sai Gon, check in hotel and enjoy night time in city. At 06:00 we will take some hours tour to

enjoy Saigon by night. You will travel to non-tourist destinations and see the real life of local people. These three hours on the back of our own scooters will take you through districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 where you will see the local’s activities in the night time. You also have chances to try 8 – 10 kinds of dishes during doing the local tour. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 11: Saigon City – Cu Chi tunnels (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and driver pick you up and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels- are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels Arrive Cu Chi tunnels and you proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels. In the afternoon, driving back Saigon visit around city with War Remnants Museum - originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Overnight stay in Saigon

Day 12: Saigon – Cai Be Floating market (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You leave Saigon and head to Mekong Delta River to visit famous floating market named Cai Be. It is well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. The Cai Be Floating Market is always busy, bearing all the characteristics of the locals’ life in the western region. You will boat on the river to the bustling Cai Be floating market where is placing many boats filling fully fruits and agricultural produces on. Selling and exchanging is hold until 10.00am every day. After that, you continue cruising to the villages where is lying on along the Tien river bank. Wandering on the village paths under orchard gardens to local business families to see how they make brick, crispy corn, rice wine… In the afternoon, ride bike around fruit garden and watching the traditional music on Tan Phong Island. You are transferred back to Saigon for overnight stay.

Day 13: Saigon Departure (B)

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HANOI

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anoi is a beautiful capital of Vietnam. It is different from any other city in the world. To experience the charm city, just heading straight to the Old Quarter centrally located around Hoan Kiem Lake where there are old original buildings including Western and Asian architecture. Walking around narrow streets with thousands year olds, you will feel the local life is slow and peaceful. At beginning of 20th century, the city projected only about 36 streets. Each street has a simple name associated with merchandise which local people selling like Hang Bong (Silk Street), Hang Tre (Bamboo Street), Hang Bac (Silver Street), Hang Duong (Sugar Street), Hang Muoi (Salt Street) etc. You will come across stores stocking everything from tribal textiles to shoes, coffee, paintings, crafts and taste delicious local dishes. Other different character of Hanoi is it has a lot of lakes. The city is built on lowlands between rivers, is even sometimes known as the “city of lakes.� The green trees and lakes provide a fabulous scenic and tranquil respite from the crushing traffic and incessant bustle in other parts of the city. Hanoi is also a city with the nice sightseeing and interesting museums in Vietnam. When you come to visit Hanoi, you cannot miss to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the greatest president of Vietnam lived and work, Temple of Literature which is the first university of Vietnam, Vietnam Ethnology museum where displays a thousand items about 54 different ethnic people in Vietnam. At the end of the city tour, you should attend a unique water puppet show in the theatre. A simple show with funny puppets but it contains variety of history and culture value about authentic Vietnam.

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will be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Overnight stay in Mai Chau.

HANOI TOUR

Day 3: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You have full morning time to relax and explore the village by your own. You can shop, woven the brocade with local people or walk around the beautiful mountain. At around 12:00, check out and drive back Hanoi for overnight stay.

Hanoi Stop-over 05 Days

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-06

TOUR ROUTE: Hanoi – Mai Chau Valley – Halong Bay – Hanoi Day 1: Hanoi arrive city (D)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. In the afternoon, you will visit the Temple of literature which is Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Then we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. A welcome dinner is served at local restaurant. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi – Mai Chau Village (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. We leave Hanoi for Hoa Binh Province where there is a lovely Mai Chau Village. It is an idyllic valley home of many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. Arrive in Mai Chau around noon, check in your room and enjoy lunch with special local food. In the afternoon, you cycle around 2-3 hours to explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. You [50] ATtravel

Day 4: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on the Cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit one of the Top Seven Wonders of the world. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking... in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30 Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Men u) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer back to Hanoi. On the way back, we will visit But Thap pagoda – one of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 6: Hanoi Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service. Good bye and see you again.

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o Chi Minh City (formal name is Saigon) is the biggest city of Vietnam. It’s power of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy. A chaotic whirl, the city breathes life and vitality into all who settle here, and visitors cannot help but be hauled along for the ride. From the finest of hotels to the cheapest of guesthouses, the classiest of restaurants to the tastiest of street stalls, the choicest of boutiques to the scrum of the markets, HCMC is a city of energy and discovery. Wander through timeless alleys to incense-infused temples before negotiating chic designer malls beneath sleek 21st-century skyscrapers. The ghosts of the past live on in buildings that one generation ago witnessed a city in turmoil, but now the real beauty of the former Saigon’s urban collage is the seamless blending of these two worlds into one exciting mass.

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of connecting underground tunnels. You proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels during war time. In the afternoon, driving back Saigon and you will visit War Remnants Museum originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Overnight stay in Saigon

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Day 3: Saigon – My Tho – Ben Tre Island – Can Tho (B/L)

Ho Chi Minh City Stop-over 05 Days

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-07

TOUR ROUTE: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – My Tho – Ben Tre – Can Tho (Mekong Delta)

Breakfast at the hotel. You check-out hotel in the morning and head to Mekong Delta River. Firstly we reach My Tho and take a boat ride through natural canal, and view the stilt houses with the fruit plantation along the river side’s. Visit the My Tho wholesale fruit market before proceeding to the Tortoise Island. Lunch is served in the heart of the orchard. Enjoy the nice boat ride through the Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruise under the shadow of the water coconut trees offer you un-memory experience. You will visit the family where you can experience the agricultural lifestyle. After trekking through the fruit plantation, you are transferred to Can Tho for overnight stay.

Day 4: Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market- Saigon (B/L)

Day 1: Saigon Arrive - Street Food Tour by scooter (D)

Welcome to Vietnam. You are warmly welcome at the airport by our tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check in. At 06:00 we will take some hours tour to enjoy Saigon by night. You will travel to non-tourist destinations and see the real life of local people. These three hours on the back of our own scooters will take you through districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 [54] ATtravel

where you will see the local’s activities in the night time. You also have chances to try 8 – 10 kinds of dishes during doing the local tour. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and driver pick you up and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels- are an immense network

Breakfast at the hotel. You have a boat trip in early morning on Mekong River to visit Cai Rang floating market and enjoy life activities of local people on the river. The landscape is very beautiful: hundred sampans with full of rice, fruits and handicraft products… they are here to exchange their products. We will then visit the central market and explore the local activities. Keep cruising through the small channels system; visit the rice noodles making village. Experience the “monkey Bridge “in the Mekong Delta region. After lunch time, we drive back Saigon for overnight stay.

Day 5: Saigon Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service. Good bye and see you again.

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After lunch time, you will visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. This fabulous collection relating to Vietnam’s ethnic minorities features well-presented tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects gathered from across the nation, and examples of traditional village houses. Then we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

who live around the mountain will come and trade on this day. They wear variety of colorful tradition dress and very hospitality. You can meet several minorities like Dzao, Tay, H’Mong and the market offers a variety of local product which cannot be found in the other area. After lunch time, we drive back to Hanoi for overnight stay.

Day 3: Hanoi – Sapa by Bus – Ta Phin Village (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out and depart for Halong Bay- one of UNESCO World Heritage Site. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking... in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30 Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Breakfast at the hotel. Checking-out the hotel and drive to the North of Vietnam where there is a beautiful town named Sapa. Arrive Sapa at around 12:00, check in hotel and enjoy lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, you will visit Ta Phin Village. Located about 17km in the west of Sapa, Ta Phin is a village of Red Dao’s people possessing a rich culture that has not been damaged by the modern life. You are transferred back Sapa for overnight stay.

Day 4: Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van Village - Bac Ha Town (B/L)

Vietnam and Cambodia Highlight 17 Days

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-09

TOUR ROUTE: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoian – Saigon – Cuchi Tunnels – Mekong Delta – Siem Reap – Tonle Sap – Siem Reap

Day 1: Hanoi Arrive – Street food tour by scooter (D)

Welcome to Vietnam! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. At 06:00 Pm meet our scooter driver team and ride outside of the Old Quarter, where most tourists don’t visit to see the real local lifestyle. Taste most of famous delicious dishes in Hanoi and enjoy night life of the city. Overnight stay in Hanoi. [56] ATtravel

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You are picked at hotel by our tour guide and do full day city tour. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum (close on M & Fri). The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. Built

by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. Afterwards, we will continue visiting Temple of Literature which is Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past.

Breakfast at the hotel. We start trekking in Sapa and the first part of this hike we will be walking downhill. From the main road a small path will lead us into the Muong Hoa valley. The trail leads through an astonishing landscape, The stunning views, with mountains and steep rising rice paddies as far as the eye can see, is only interrupted by rivers, local houses or farmers working their fields. From Y Linh Ho, a charming little town inhabited by the Hmong minority, you trek and cross some hills before we enter the village of Lao Chai, one of the oldest and largest Hmong villages in the area. Continue hiking to Ta Van Village, mostly inhabited by the Zay and Hmong ethnic minorities. You are likely to see the people planting rice or, if it’s the right time of the year harvesting it. In the late afternoon, you are transferred to Bac Ha Town for overnight stay (If this day is Saturday, you will stay at Bac Ha Town, if this day is from Monday to Friday, you will stay at Lao Cai City to visit another market on next day).

Day 5: Bac Market – Hanoi by bus (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are wake up a bit early to discover mountain town by walking to Bac Ha market – the largest market on Sunday in the centre of Bac Ha Town. There are many minority people

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay – overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)

Day 7: Halong Bay – Fly to Hue (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Menu) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer directly to airport to take flight to Hue. Upon arrival Hue, local tour guide will pick up you and transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in Hue. ATtravel [57]


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view of beach city. Arrive Hoian, check in hotel and free time. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 10: Hoian City – Tra Que Vegetable Village (B/L)

Day 8: Hue City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hue is known as the Ancient Capital of Vietnam. It is also listed in UNESCO Heritage Site. Here converge all interests drawing the sense of travelers from fascinating culture, architectures, delicious cuisines, handicraft village, and great history to beautiful landscapes. In the morning, we get on the dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam). Next step, the car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue are Imperial Citadel - The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty and The royal Antiques Museum- a gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, head- gear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. And then we will walk around biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvenirs can be found in Dong Ba

market. After lunch time, you continue visiting ancient tomb of the King are Khai Dinh tomb -the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty and Minh Mang tomb - the tomb of Emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2nd King of Nguyen dynasty. At the end of the day, we visit conical hat village and see how the locals make the conical hat (non la). Non la is traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of Vietnamese women). Overnight stay in Hue.

Day 9: Hue – Danang – Hoian (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You check out the hotel in the morning and drive to Hoian. On the way to ancient town, you will pass via the Hai Van Pass (Pass of the Ocean Clouds) and stop to visit Cham Museum – a small museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham period, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham elements. Continue travelling to Marble Mountain – from the top of the mountain, you will have great

Breakfast at the hotel. Hoi An is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. In the afternoon, you will visit Tra Que Vegetable Village where you have a chance to become a real farmer. Wearing farming clothes as locals, raking the ground, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities will make you have lots of fun and interesting moments when being in this village. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 11: Hoi an – Fly to Saigon Street food tour by scooter (D)

Breakfast at hotel. You are free time at your leisure until drop off to the airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh City (formal name is Saigon), our friendly tour guide pick you up and transfer to the hotel for check in. At 06:00 we will take some hours tour to enjoy Saigon by night. You will travel to non-tourist destinations and see the real life of local people. These three hours on the back of our own scooters will take

you through districts 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10 where you will see the local’s activities in the night time. You also have chances to try 8 – 10 kinds of dishes during doing the local tour. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 12: Saigon City tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and driver pick you up and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels. Upon arrival, you proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels during war time. In the afternoon, driving back Saigon and you will visit War Remnants Museum originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 13: Saigon – Cai Be Floating market - Mekong Delta – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You leave Saigon and head to Mekong Delta River to visit famous floating market named Cai Be. It is well-known floating markets in the western region of southern Vietnam was formed in the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th century. You will cruise on the river to the busy Cai Be floating market where is placing many boats filling fully fruits and agricultural produces on. Selling and exchanging is hold until 10.00am every day. After that, you continue boating to the villages where is lying on along the Tien river bank. Wandering on the village paths under orchard gardens to local business families to see how they make brick, crispy corn, rice wine… In the afternoon, ride bike around fruit garden and watching the traditional music on Tan Phong Island. You are transferred back to Saigon for overnight stay.

Day 14: Saigon – Siem Reap Cambodia (D)

You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport and take the flight to Siem Reap (Cambodia). Upon arrival Siem Reap, our friendly tour guide will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. Next step, we will visit Banteay Srei Temple- a Hindu Temple which was built to dedicate to Shiva Lord. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner at local restaurant [58] ATtravel

with traditional dance Apsara Show.

Day 15: Angkor visit (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. We have a full day to discover the ancient capital Angkor. The day begins at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, where you can explore the centerpiece of this ancient city, the Bayon. The Bayon holds 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatically smiling stone faces. You continue visiting Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings, as well as Ta Prohm Temple, made famous by the movie Tomb Raider. After lunch time, you continue heading to the famous Angkor Wat – best preserved of all the Angkor temples. Time is allowed for a thorough exploration of this huge architectural wonder before climbing to the top of ancient Pre Rup temple to watch the sunset over the jungle. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Day 16: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake boat trip – Siem Reap (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. We travel to southeast of Cambodia Land and reach to one of the largest and least-visited villages on the Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Khleang, about 55km from Siem Reap. It has a population of about 10,000 people, all of whom make a living from the fishing industry. We explore the canals (wet season) or streets (dry season) of this incredible town. In the wet season, the houses appear to be floating, as water laps at the verandas, but in the dry season towering stilts are revealed, the houses almost like wooden skyscrapers. We visit one of the pagodas here, built on the site of an ancient temple, and see the wall paintings. We may also stop off to visit a house in the village to learn a little more about local life. We cruise into the open water of the great lake to see a small floating village and learn some more about this incredible natural flood barrier and we continue the boat trip to Kompong Pluk. Enter this medieval floating village, where the houses stand atop stilts as much as seven metres above the water. Everything lives on the water, pigs, dogs, crocodiles and people, all jockeying for space in this incredible floating town. You take the boat back to harbor and transferred to Siem Reap for overnight stay.

Day 17: Siem Reap Departure (B)

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gate also known as Anousavari. Another famous Vientiane landmark is the That Luang Stupa. The King Setthathirath built this great sacred stupa in 1566. Continue to visit the Morning Market (Talaat Sao), known for its superior silk weaving, metal work, and woodcarving. After lunch time, you will visit the surroundings of Vientiane including the Buddha Park, located 24 km south of Vientiane, and take a look at the impressive Friendship Bridge. Return to Vientiane and visit the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong. Stroll along the banks of the Mekong River at sunset. Overnight stay in Vientiane.

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Day 3: Vientiane – Vang Vieng by bus (B/L)

Indochina In-Depth (Laos-Cambodia-Vietnam) 28 Days

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-11

TOUR ROUTE: Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Kuangsi Water Fall – Siem Reap – Tonle Sap – Phnom Penh – Chau Doc – Can Tho – Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Nha Trang – Danang – Hoian – My Son Holly Land – Hue – Hanoi – Mai Chau – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out hotel and we head to the North of Laos. Our first stop will be made at the archaeological site of Vang Xang which dates from the Mon-Khmer period of 11th centuries. On the way, we will stop at Hmong village and you arrive in Vang Vieng at the lunch time. We are transferred to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we visit the Tham Chang Cave and then take a long tail boat on Nam Song River and reach to Organic Farm that produces mulberry tea, sericulture and wine, which you can taste. We return to Vang Vieng by long tail boat by sunset. Overnight stay in Vang Vieng.

Day 4: Vang Vieng village – Luang Prabang by Bus (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out the hotel in the morning and we drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, passing through Laos’ pristine countryside. This is long drive (approximately 7 – 8 hours) with spectacular view of Lao rain forest and the mountain ranges. Along the way we will stop for photo opportunities and visit various hill tribe villages. Arrive Luang Prabang, check in hotel and relax.

Day 5: Luang Prabang – UNESCO Heritage Site City tour (B/L)

Day 1: Vientiane Arrive (D)

Welcome to Laos! You are picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. A welcome dinner is served at local restaurant. Overnight stay in Vientiane.

Day 2: Vientiane City tour (B/L)

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discover capital of Laos. Firstly you visit Vat Sisaket, the oldest original temple in Vientiane. Nearby is Ho Phra Keo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy. The main structure originally housed the famous Emerald Buddha that now resides in Bangkok’s Wat Phra Keo. One of the most photographed images of Vientiane is Patousay, the victory

Breakfast at the hotel. You will explore the peaceful city for full day. You visit the vegetable market and we will visit the former king’s palace, which is now a Royal Palace Museum. Many items nicely displayed include rare furniture, traditional costumes and arts, jewelry, ornaments as well as working tools and utensils of the early part of the 20th century. Then we embark on a tour of this enthralling town to visit WatXieng Thong – the Golden City monastery, which dates back to the 16th century and is considered to be the finest in Laos. Then we

visit the impressive stupa of WatVisoun and the shrine of WatAham, Wat Mai and climb up to the top of Phousi Hill for the marvelous panoramic views of the town sunset at Mekong River. Later that day, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 6: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Kuang Si Water fall (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. The tour guide pick you up and drive to the Pak Ou Village where you are free to explore the many crafts that the locals make and then upstream Mekong River by small boat to the base of a limestone cliff, the site of the Pak Ou Cave. The lower cave is impressive and filled with Buddhist statues and relics. After ward, we’ll cross the Mekong again by boat and continue with a drive downriver for 1.5 hours to the famous Kuang Si Waterfall. On the way we’ll stop to see the popular Whiskey Village. The jungle around the waterfall remains lush and beautiful year-round. Driving back to the city center and you are overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 7: Luang Prabang – fly to Siem Reap- Cambodia (D)

You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport and take the flight to Siem Reap (Cambodia). Upon arrive Siem Reap, our friendly tour guide will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner at local restaurant with traditional dance Apsara Show.

Day 8: Angkor Visit (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. We have a full day to discover the ancient capital Angkor. The day begins at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, where you can discover the centerpiece of this ancient city, the Bayon. The Bayon holds 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatically smiling stone faces. You also visit the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings, as well as Ta Prohm Temple, made famous by the movie Tomb Raider. After lunch time, you continue heading to the famous Angkor Wat – best preserved of all the Angkor temples. Time is allowed for a thorough exploration of this huge architectural wonder before climbing to the top of ancient Pre Rup temple to watch the sunset over the jungle. Overnight stay in Siem Reap. ATtravel [61]


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by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrei Museum. The Palace building and Silver Pagoda are located within the same walled ground. And then move to National Museum of Fine Arts, next to the Royal Palace was dedicated by king Sisowath in 1920. In the afternoon. You visit Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide and Cheung-Ek Killing Fields. Then visit Wat Phnom, a small hill crowned by an active wat (pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

Day 12: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc (Vietnam) by speed Boat (B)

Day 9: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake - Banteay Srei (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. We travel to southeast of Cambodia Land and reach to one of the largest and least-visited villages on the Tonle Sap Lake. You explore the canals (wet season) or streets (dry season) of this incredible town. In the wet season, the houses appear to be floating, as water laps at the verandas, but in the dry season towering stilts are revealed, the houses almost like wooden skyscrapers. You visit one of the pagodas here, built on the site of an ancient temple, and see the wall paintings. You may also stop off to visit a house in the village to learn a little more about local life. You continue the boat trip to Kompong Pluk. Enter this medieval floating village, where the houses stand atop stilts as much as seven

meters above the water. Everything lives on the water, pigs, dogs, crocodiles and people, all jockeying for space in this incredible floating town. Back to Siem reap and visit Banteay Srei Temple – a Hindu Temple which was built to dedicate to Shiva Lord since 10 Century. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Day 10: Siem reap – Fly to Phnom Penh (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport and take the flight to capital of Cambodia. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

Day 11: Phnom Penh City (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You do all day city tour included most attractive sightseeing in Phnom Penh, such as Royal Place, built

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transfer to the pier where there is boat available. We take a speed boat from Phnom Penh International Port (Sisowath Street) on Tone Le Sap River to Khoorm Som Nor & Vinh xuong border gate. It takes about 4-5 hours. Upon arrive Chau Doc, you meet our tour guide and visit Sam Mountain to have a panorama view of idyllic scenery fields. Afterwards you are transferred to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay in Chau Doc (Vietnam).

Day 13: Chau Doc - Tra Su Bird Sanctuary – Can Tho (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will walk around local market in Chau Doc. It is truly colorful with fruits and vegetables and busy with food vendors. Chau Doc market represents a slice of life in the Mekong Delta. Continue our journey, you will visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with a small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Afterwards, you are transferred to Can Tho for overnight stay.

Day 14: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You have a boat trip in early morning on Mekong River to visit Cai Rang floating market and enjoy life activities of local people on the river. The landscape is very beautiful: hundred sampans with full of rice, fruits and handicraft products… they are here to exchange their products. We will then visit the central market and explore the local activities. After leaving the market, we are going to visit a luxuriant orchard of Mr Ba Cong and enjoy fresh fruits which are picked by you. Drive back Saigon, on the way you stop to see a Cao Dai Temple. Overnight stay in Saigon. [62] ATtravel

Day 15: Saigon City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and driver pick you up and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels. Upon arrival Cu Chi, you will proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels during the war time. In the afternoon, driving back Saigon and you will visit War Remnants Museum originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Overnight stay in Saigon

Day 16: Saigon – Fly to Nha Trang (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to airport and take the flight to Nha Trang – one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Upon arrive Nha Trang, check in hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Nha Trang.

Day 17: Nha Trang Island Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are picked up at the hotel lobby and drive to the pier. Welcome on boat, we cruise to Mun Island. Here you have time to relax sunbathing and swimming while discovering coral reefs on Mun Island covered with many marine lives. Continue boating to Mot Island and enjoy the lunch here. In the afternoon, we have an entertainment program: music & singing on board, floating bar with a cup of mulberry wine and a piece of pineapple - being able to raise a cheer even in the water. Continue cruising to San Beach where is covered with many small smooth peddles that are great for foot massage. You can relax and enjoy water sport activities (at own expense). At round 16:00 - 16:45 Arriving at floating fish farms and Tri Nguyen Aquarium with a great variety of ocean fishes. Renting bamboo baskets to go around on the water (at own expense) before cruising back to the pier and overnight stay in Nha Trang.

Day 18: Nha Trang Free day (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are a free day to relax on the beach. Only breakfast and accommodation included.

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and Quan Cong temple. In the afternoon, we drive to My Son Holly Land – a religious and political center of the Cham Pa Kingdom which flourished all over Centre and South Vietnam since 7th to 15th Century. You are transferred back to Hoian for overnight stay.

Day 21: Hoian – Danang – Hue (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time and shopping around the ancient town. In the afternoon, we drive to Hue for overnight stay.

Day 22: Hue City Tour (B/L)

Day 19: Nha Trang – Fly to Danang – Hoian (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival, local tour guide will meet you and transfer to Hoian. On the way you will visit Cham Museum – a small museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham period, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham elements. Continue your trip to Marble Mountain – from the top of the mountain, you will have great view of beach city. Arrive Hoian, check in hotel and free time. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 20: Hoian City – My Son Holly Land (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hoi An is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall, Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum

Breakfast at the hotel. Hue is known as the Ancient Capital of Vietnam. It is also listed in UNESCO Heritage Site. In the morning, we get on the dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam). Next step, the car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue are Imperial Citadel - The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty and The royal Antiques Museum- a gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, headgear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. And then we will walk around biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvenirs can be found in Dong Ba market. After lunch time, you continue visiting ancient tomb of the King are Khai Dinh tomb -the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty and Minh Mang tomb - the tomb of

Emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2nd King of Nguyen dynasty. At the end of the day, we visit Conical hat village and see how the locals make the conical hat (non la. Non la is traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of Vietnam women. Overnight stay in Hue.

Day 23: Hue – Fly to Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You are transferred to the airport and take the flight to capital of Vietnam named Hanoi. Local tour guide meet you and drive to the centre of city. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. It was built by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. After that, we will continue to visit Temple of Literature which is Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After lunch time, we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 24: Hanoi – Mai Chau Village (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. We leave Hanoi for Hoa Binh Province where there is a lovely Mai Chau Village. It is an idyllic valley home of many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. Arrive in Mai Chau around noon, check in your room and enjoy lunch with special local food. In the afternoon, you cycle around 2-3 hours to explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Overnight stay in Mai Chau.

Day 25: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You have full morning time to relax and explore the village by your own. You can shop, woven the brocade with local people or walk around the beautiful mountain. At around 12:00, check out land drive back Hanoi. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

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Day 26: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit one of the Top Seven Wonders of the world. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking... in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30 Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 27: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Men u) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer back to Hanoi. On the way back, we will visit But Thap pagoda – one of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 28: Hanoi Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service. Good bye and see you again.

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against the fog and smoke of the thriving city.” This massive bell-shaped stupa rises nearly 100 meters above its hill-top surroundings. Overnight stay in Yangon.

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Day 3: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B/L)

Myanmar and Indochina 34 Days

Tour code: AT-VNHLT-12

TOUR ROUTE: Yagon – Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake – Yagon - Vientiane – Vang Vieng – Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Kuangsi Water Fall – Siem Reap – Tonle Sap – Phnom Penh – Chau Doc – Can Tho – Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Nha Trang – Danang – Hoian – My Son Holly Land – Hue – Hanoi – Mai Chau – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport and take flight to Bagan (1 hr 20 minutes flying). Upon arrive airport, you meet friendly tour guide and driver then transfer to the hotel. You will have a tour around city by visiting Nyaung-Oo morning market to see people ways of life and continuing with visits to a diverse selection of the most important pagodas and temples including Shwezigon Pagoda- was built by King Anawrahta in the early 11th as a religious shrine, Annada Temple a whitewashed masterpiece of Mon architecture with four standing Buddhas, the adjacent brick monastery with the beautiful well – preserved 18th century murals, Thatbinnyu Temple known as “temples of omniscience” and dating from 1144 and the Sulamani temple. Transfer to the hotel and leisure. In the afternoon, visit one of Myanmar’s most treasured handicrafts, a lacquer ware home Industry: nearby Myingabar village. Continue on; visit Damayangyi Temple - the massive temple in Bagan was built by Narathu who was also called the “Kalagya Min or the king killed by the kalas. To finish of the day, experience by local horse–cart way to Pyitthagyi Temple (15 mins). Enjoy sunset from the temple. Overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to Mt. Popa. It takes one hour drive from Bagan on the road to mandalay, rises 1520 metres into the sky. Climbing to the summit takes about 45 minutes and you can visit the Mahagiri Shrine dedicated to the “Nats” (spirits) at the top where there is a wonderful panoramic view. And then back to Bagan, on route you will stop at Toddy Field to observe how to make Jaggery. Overnight in Bagan.

Day 1: Arrive to Yangon (D)

Welcome to Myanmar. You are picked up at the airport by our tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Dinner will be served in Karaweik Palace Restaurant and watching Myanmar Traditional Dances. Overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 2: Yangon City Tour (B/L)

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gon’s colonial style city central. Firstly you visit Chaukhtatgyi Pagoda where the biggest reclining Buddha image in Myanmar (73m long) is situated; Sule Pagoda - a landmark in downtown Yangon. Next step you will visit Swedaw Pagoda (Buddha’s Tooth Relic), Kabar Aye (World Peace Pagoda), Buddhist Museum and Mahapasana Cave where the Buddhist Synods are held. After a photo stop at the Karaweik Hall, a “hamsa-bird –shaped’s

floating barge on Kadawgyi Lake, stroll through the Bogyoke (Scotts) market with hundreds of foods, clothes, handicrafts and gems stores, proceed to Yangon’s oldest Chinese temple and at the riverside located Botataung pagoda then visit the Shwedagon Paya - described by Somerset Maugham: “The Shwedagon rose superb, glistening with its gold, like a sudden hope in the dark night of the soul of which the mystics write, glistening

Day 5: Bagan – Heho – Inle Lake (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport to take the flight to Heho. Local tour guide pick up and drive down into the valley to Nyaungshwe on the edge of Inle Lake (25 km – 1 hour). Afterwards, you get on board your own local boat to take you to your hotel. (OR) Then drive to Nyaung Shwe and check

in at hotel. If you coincide, you can visit Mine Thauk Market, Floating Market, Phaung Daw OO Market, where one can see several hill tribes selling and buying fresh vegetable and regional products and surroundings. In the afternoon, visit Phaungdaw Oo Pagoda, wonderful floating gardens, floating markets, Nga Phe Chaung (Jumping cats’) Monastery, silversmith workshops, traditional weaving industry, blacksmith and cigar making factory. Overnight stay in Inle.

Day 6: Inle – Heho – Yangon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning, you visit a colorful local market in the Inle Lake region (on market day only). And then 45 minutes boat trip to Indein to visit Shwe Indein Pagoda complex following a stair path lined up with magnificent columns. Then visit floating gardens and the rest sightseeing. In the afternoon, you are transferred to the airport for a flight back to Yangon. Overnight stay in Yagon.

Day 7: Yangon - Fly to Vientiane (Laos) (D)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport and take the flight to Bangkok then connecting flight to Vientiane of Laos. Upon arrive, you will be picked up at the airport by tour guide and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Welcome dinner is served at local restaurant. Overnight stay in Vientiane.

Day 8: Vientiane City tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will discover capital of Laos. Firstly you visit Vat Sisaket, the oldest original temple in Vientiane. Nearby is Ho Phra Keo, once the royal temple of Lao monarchy. The main structure originally housed the famous Emerald Buddha that now resides in Bangkok’s Wat Phra Keo. One of the most photographed images of Vientiane is Patousay, the victory gate also known as Anousavari. Another famous Vientiane landmark is the That Luang Stupa. The King Setthathirath built this great sacred stupa in 1566. Continue to visit the Morning Market (Talaat Sao), known for its superior silk weaving, metal work, and woodcarving. After lunch time, you will visit the surroundings of Vientiane including the Buddha Park, located 24 km south of Vientiane, and take a look at the impressive Friendship Bridge. Return to Vientiane and visit the weaving village of Ban Nong Bouathong. Stroll along the banks of the Mekong River at sunset. Overnight stay in Vientiane. ATtravel [67]


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Day 9: Vientiane – Vang Vieng by bus (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You check out hotel and we head to the North of Laos. Our first stop will be made at the archaeological site of Vang Xang which dates from the Mon-Khmer period of 11th centuries. On the way, we will stop at Hmong village and you arrive in Vang Vieng at the lunch time. We are transferred to hotel for check in. In the afternoon, we visit the Tham Chang Cave and then take a long tail boat on Nam Song River and reach to Organic Farm that produces mulberry tea, sericulture and wine, which you can taste. We return to Vang Vieng by long tail boat by sunset. Overnight stay in Vang Vieng.

Day 10: Vang Vieng village – Luang Prabang by Bus (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Check out the hotel in the morning and we drive from Vang Vieng to Luang Prabang, passing through Laos’ pristine countryside. This is long drive (approximately 7 – 8 hours) with spectacular view of Lao rain forest and the stunning mountain ranges. Along the way we will stop for photo opportunities and visit various hill tribe villages. Arrive Luang Prabang, check in hotel and relax.

Day 11: Luang Prabang – UNESCO Heritage Site City tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You will explore the peaceful city for full day. You visit the vegetable market and we will visit the former king’s palace, which is now a Royal Palace Museum. Many items nicely displayed include rare furniture, traditional costumes and arts, jewelry, ornaments as well as working tools and utensils of the early part of the 20th century. Then we embark on a tour of this enthralling town [68] ATtravel

to visit WatXieng Thong – the Golden City monastery, which dates back to the 16th century and is considered to be the finest in Laos. Then we visit the impressive stupa of WatVisoun and the shrine of WatAham, Wat Mai and climb up to the top of Phousi Hill for the marvelous panoramic views of the town sunset at Mekong River. Later that day, we explore the Night Market, where you can find a lovely selection of handmade textile made by local and hill tribe people surrounding. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 12: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Cave – Kuang Si Water fall (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. The tour guide pick you up and drive to the Pak Ou Village where you are free to explore the many crafts that the locals make and then upstream Mekong River by small boat to the base of a limestone cliff, the site of the Pak Ou Cave. The lower cave is impressive and filled with Buddhist statues and relics. Afterward, we’ll cross the Mekong again by boat and continue with a drive

downriver for 1.5 hours to the famous Kuang Si Waterfall. On the way we’ll stop to see the popular Whiskey Village. The jungle around the waterfall remains lush and beautiful year-round. You are transferred to the center for overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 13: Luang Prabang – Fly to Siem Reap- Cambodia (D)

You are free time at your leisure until transferring to the airport and take the flight to Siem Reap (Cambodia). Upon arrive Siem Reap, our friendly tour guide will pick you up and transfer to the hotel. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner at local restaurant with traditional dance Apsara Show.

Day 14: Angkor Visit (B/L)

one of the largest and least-visited villages on the Tonle Sap Lake. You explore the canals (wet season) or streets (dry season) of this incredible town. In the wet season, the houses appear to be floating, as water laps at the verandas, but in the dry season towering stilts are revealed, the houses almost like wooden skyscrapers. You visit one of the pagodas here, built on the site of an ancient temple, and see the wall paintings. You may also stop off to visit a house in the village to learn a little more about local life. You continue the boat trip to Kompong Pluk. Enter this medieval floating village, where the houses stand atop stilts as much as seven meters above the water. Everything lives on the water, pigs, dogs, crocodiles and people, all jockeying for space in this incredible floating town. Back to Siem reap and visit Banteay Srei Temple – a Hindu Temple which was built to dedicate to Shiva Lord since 10 Century. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Day 16: Siem Reap – Fly to Phnom Penh (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport and take the flight to capital of Cambodia. Upon arrive, you meet local tour guide and visit Russian Market. It is best place to purchase a range of handicrafts and handmade goods including woodcarvings, silks, musical instruments and miniature Buddhas, and although it is renowned for being hot and stuffy, it’s a top spot to bag a bargain. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

Breakfast at the hotel. We have a full day to discover the ancient capital Angkor. The day begins at the South Gate of Angkor Thom where you can explore the centerpiece of this ancient city, the Bayon. The Bayon holds 54 towers decorated with more than 200 enigmatically smiling stone faces. You also visit the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and Terrace of Leper Kings, as well as Ta Prohm Temple, made famous by the movie Tomb Raider. After lunch time, you continue heading to the famous Angkor Wat – best preserved of all the Angkor temples. Time is allowed for a thorough exploration of this huge architectural wonder before climbing to the top of ancient Pre Rup temple to watch the sunset over the jungle. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Day 17: Phnom Penh City (B/L)

Day 15: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake - Banteay Srei (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transfer to the pier where there is boat available. We take a speed boat from Phnom Penh International Port (Sisowath Street) on

Breakfast at the hotel. We travel to southeast of Cambodia Land and reach to

Breakfast at the hotel. You do all day city tour included most attractive sightseeing in Phnom Penh, such as Royal Place, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrei Museum. The Palace building and Silver Pagoda are located within the same walled ground. And then move to National Museum of Fine Arts, next to the Royal Palace was dedicated by king Sisowath in 1920. In the afternoon. You visit Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide and Cheung-Ek Killing Fields. Then visit Wat Phnom, a small hill crowned by an active wat (pagoda) marks the legendary founding place of the Phnom Penh. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

Day 18: Phnom Penh – Chau Doc (Vietnam) by speed Boat (B)

Tone Le Sap River to Khoorm Som Nor & Vinh xuong border gate. It takes about 4-5 hours. Upon arrive Chau Doc, you meet our tour guide and visit Sam Mountain to have a panorama view of idyllic scenery fields. Afterwards you are transferred to the hotel for check in. Overnight stay in Chau Doc (Vietnam).

Day 19: Chau Doc - Tra Su Bird Sanctuary – Can Tho (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning we will walk around local market in Chau Doc. It is truly colorful with fruits and vegetables and busy with food vendors. Chau Doc market represents a slice of life in the Mekong Delta. Continue our journey, you will visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with a small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Afterwards, you are transferred to Can Tho for overnight stay.

Day 20: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Saigon (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You have a boat trip in early morning on Mekong River to visit Cai Rang floating market and enjoy life activities of local people on the river. The landscape is very beautiful: hundred sampans with full of rice, fruits and handicraft products…they are here to exchange their products. We will then visit the central market and explore the local activities. After leaving the market, we are going to visit a luxuriant orchard of Mr Ba Cong and enjoy fresh fruits which are picked by you. Drive back Saigon, on the way you stop to see a Cao Dai Temple. Overnight stay in Saigon.

Day 21: Saigon City – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Our tour guide and driver pick you up and depart for Cu Chi Tunnels. Upon arrival Cu Chi, you will proceed to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels during the war time. In the afternoon, driving back Saigon and you will visit War Remnants Museum originally opened in September 1975; it displays old military equipment and other related items from Vietnam War. Then taking a short stroll to see Notre Dame Cathedral and General Post Office, they are the beautiful examples of architecture from the French colonial period. Overnight stay in Saigon.

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Phung Hung old house, Hoi An museum and Quan Cong temple. In the afternoon, we drive to My Son Holly Land – a religious and political center of the Cham Pa Kingdom which flourished all over Centre and South Vietnam since 7th to 15th Century. You are transferred back to Hoian for overnight stay.

Day 27: Hoian – Danang – Hue (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time and shopping around the ancient town. In the afternoon, we drive to Hue for overnight stay.

Day 28: Hue City Tour (B/L) Day 22: Saigon – Fly to Nha Trang (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to airport and take the flight to Nha Trang – one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam. Upon arrive Nha Trang, check in hotel and relax. Overnight stay in Nha Trang.

Day 23: Nha Trang Island Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are picked up at the hotel lobby and drive to the pier. Welcome on boat, we cruise to Mun Island. Here you have time to relax sunbathing and swimming while discovering coral reefs on Mun Island covered with many marine lives. Continue boating to Mot Island and enjoy the lunch here. In the afternoon, we have an entertainment program: music & singing on board, floating bar with a cup of mulberry wine and a piece of pineapple - being able to raise a cheer even in the water. Continue cruising to San Beach where is covered with many small smooth peddles that are great for foot massage. You can relax and enjoy water sport activities (at own expense). At round 16:00 - 16:45 Arriving at floating fish farms and Tri Nguyen Aquarium with a great variety of ocean fishes. Renting bamboo baskets to go around on the water (at own expense) before cruising back to the pier and overnight stay in Nha Trang. [70] ATtravel

Day 24: Nha Trang Free day (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are free time day to relax on the beach. Only breakfast and accommodation included.

Day 25: Nha Trang – Fly to Danang – Hoian (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport for flight to Danang. Upon arrival, local tour guide will meet you and transfer to Hoian. On the way you will visit Cham Museum – a small museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham period, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham elements. Continue your trip to Marble Mountain – from the top of the mountain, you will have great view of beach city. Arrive Hoian, check in hotel and free time. Overnight stay in Hoian.

Day 26: Hoian City – My Son Holly Land (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Hoi An is nestled on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Before the river silted up, Hoi An was one of the most important trading ports in Southeast Asia, and a center for East-West exchange and trade. From the 2nd until the 10th century, Hoi An was one of the principal Cham cities. Over the years, Indian, Dutch, Portuguese, French, Thai, Indonesian, Spanish, American, Japanese, Filipino and Chinese ships docked in Hoi An. In the morning, you visit the Japanese covered bridge, Phuc Kien assemble hall,

Breakfast at the hotel. Hue is known as the Ancient Capital of Vietnam. It is also listed in UNESCO Heritage Site. In the morning, we get on the dragon boat and cruise along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda (one of the most beautiful pagoda in Vietnam). Next step, the car will bring you to visit another famous places in Hue are Imperial Citadel - The home of Vietnam’s last royal dynasty- the Nguyen Dynasty and The royal Antiques Museum- a gallery of antiques displaying collection of bronze pottery, Chinaware, Phap Lam enamel, court robes, headgear and personal belongings of former Vietnam Emperors of Nguyen Dynasty. And then we will walk around biggest commercial center of Hue city. All of the most special cultural gifts and souvenirs can be found in Dong Ba market. After lunch time, you continue visiting

ancient tomb of the King are Khai Dinh tomb -the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh (1885-1925) the 12th King of Nguyen dynasty and Minh Mang tomb - the tomb of Emperor Ming Mang (1791-1841) the 2nd King of Nguyen dynasty. At the end of the day, we visit Conical hat village and see how the locals make the conical hat (non la. Non la is traditional indispensable accessory expressing the hidden charm and simplicity of Vietnam women. Overnight stay in Hue.

Day 29: Hue – Fly to Hanoi City Tour (B/L)

Breakfast at hotel. You are transferred to the airport and take the flight to capital of Vietnam named Hanoi. Local tour guide meet you and drive to the centre of city. Firstly you will visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Museum. The mausoleum is the last resting place of Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam’s great revolutionist. It is a symbol of gratitude and respect of Vietnamese people for president Ho Chi Minh. Close by, the famous One Pillar Pagoda is worth a passing look. It was built by King Ly Thai To in 1049, the structure has become an important symbol for the Hanoi people. After that, we will continue to visit Temple of Literature which is Vietnam’s first University, constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. After lunch time, we drive back to the centre and walk around Hoan Kiem Lake to visit Ngoc Son Temple and learn more about the lake’s legend. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 30: Hanoi – Mai Chau Village (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. We leave Hanoi for Hoa Binh Province where there is a lovely Mai Chau Village. It is an idyllic valley home of many hill tribes including the Dzao, Muong and Thai. Arrive in Mai Chau around noon, check in your room and enjoy lunch with special local food. In the afternoon, you cycle around 2-3 hours to explore Mai Chau beautiful ethnic villages including Na Thia, Nhot, Pom Coong, Lac and Chieng Chau villages. Be welcomed by the friendly local people, talk with them and discover their traditional culture. Overnight stay in Mai Chau.

Day 31: Mai Chau – Hanoi (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You have full morning time to relax and explore the village by your own. You can shop, woven the brocade with local people or walk around the beautiful mountain. At

around 12:00, check out land drive back Hanoi. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 32: Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight on Cruise (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we will visit one of the Top Seven Wonders of the world. You will cruise among the stunning karts rock formations, enjoy delicious seafood suppers, and make some interesting activities on the bay like swimming, diving, kayaking...in the fresh water. Arrive Halong Bay at around 11:45 (the below itinerary is sample one of cruise, each cruise has a different itinerary and we will fix when you confirm the name of cruise.) 12:30 Welcome on board 12:45: Enjoy welcome drink 13:30: Cruising through Bai Tu Long & having lunch with Set Menu 15:30: Exploring Vung Vieng Village: Guest choose to discover the daily life of the fisher communities with bamboo boat (one hour) or kayaking around Vung Vieng area (one hour) 16:30: Swimming, Sunbathing and Relaxing at Ban Chan Beach 17:30: Relax and enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong Cong Do area. Docking for overnight. 18:00: Taking part into cooking class on boat: Learning how to cook traditional Vietnamese cuisines 19:30: Dinner is served on board 21:00: Free evening or taking part in some activities of board games or squid fishing, karaoke (on request) Taste the variety of drink at our luxury sundeck bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Day 33: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B)

06:30: Doing exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck. 07:30: Having breakfast (Set Men u) 8:00: Exploring the Thien Canh Son Cave. 9:30: Checking-out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration 10:30: Enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch (Set Menu) as the boat cruises back to shore. Check out the cruise, you are picked up by our driver and transfer back to Hanoi. On the way back, we will visit But Thap pagoda – one of the oldest pagoda in Vietnam. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 34: Hanoi Departure (B)

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CAMBODIA GENERAL INFORMATON

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t might be one of Southeast Asia’s smallest countries, but Cambodia can compete with the big boys when it comes to must-see sights. Once the preserve of trailblazing backpackers, this formerly war-torn nation is now firmly established on the Asia travel circuit. That luxury yachts ply their trade on Tonle Sap, Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, is a mark of just how far Cambodia has come. Carving the country in two is the mighty Mekong River, which remains the lifeblood of Cambodia, running as it does from the bustling capital, Phnom Penh, to Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. A journey down this iconic waterway is one of the great pleasures of Southeast Asia – boats of all shapes and sizes drift, chug and spray their way along the Mekong, carrying piglets, clay pots, bananas, motorcycles, you name it. Away from the water, the ravages of war have become unlikely tourist attractions in Phnom Penh and other cities. Crowds gather at former prison camps and the notorious Killing Fields to contemplate Cambodia’s darkest hour, a period of unimaginable suffering that took place under the brutal regime of Pol Pot. The crumbling remains of the Khmer Empire are the biggest draw in Cambodia, though. After building up a kingdom that stretched into neighboring Thailand and China the Khmers fell, leaving behind an extraordinary collection of temple complexes, most notably Angkor Wat, which owns the bragging rights to being the largest religious monument in the world. Then there are more typical Southeast Asian attractions – frenetic cities crammed with rickshaws, strange and exotic food, blissful beaches, tropical jungles teeming with wildlife, and a densely-forested hinterland full of tribal villages. There are few places that have been through as much as Cambodia, but this optimistic nation has belied its tumultuous history and emerged as one of the warmest, most welcoming destinations in Southeast Asia.

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Population: 14.7 million Capital City: Phnom Penh (2 million) People: Khmers (90%) Language: Khmer (English can be used in hotel and restaurant where served for tourist) Currency: Riel and US Dollar Time Zone: GMT +7 Hours International Dialing Code: +855

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Transportation

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Airplane

Cambodia has three major airports through which you can enter the country: Phnom Penh International Airport: It is 7 km far from city center. Siem Reap International Airport: It is 6 km far from city center. Sihanouk International Airport. It is 15 km far from the city center. The former is definitely the largest in the country and also serves as main base for the Cambodian Air Force. Additional smaller airports (not all with paved runways) allow you to reach even remote areas of the country.

Public Bus

Passport and visa A passport with at least six months validity from the date of entry into Cambodia is required. A 30 day visa on arrival is granted for many nationals at Phnom Penh International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport, and International Border Checkpoints. A passport sized photo is required to complete the visa. The Royal Government of Cambodia has also recently approved e-visas. All you have to do is complete the online application form available at the official website, pay by credit card online, and include uploading a recent passport-size photo in JPEG/ PNG format. This e-visa is a single entry visa valid for 30 months from the date of issue for a 30 day stay.

Currency in Cambodia Cambodian Riel or U.S. dollar. Although the Riel is the official currency, the US dollar is the currency most used in Cambodia. The dollars are used to pay the fees of the visa to Cambodia, stay in hotels, excursions, to hire a tuk-tuk and even to pay the price of admission to the Temple of Angkor. In bars and restaurants is often used where the Riel, but also accept dollars without problems.

Where to exchange currency Cambodian Riel As usual in Southeast Asia, it is difficult to get out of Asia Cambodian Riel is best to carry U.S. dollars in Cambodia and once well change money or withdraw money [74] ATtravel

from an ATM. In the countries of the area can be easily achieved Reils, for example in Thailand, southern Laos and southern Vietnam.

ATMs There are now credit-card-compatible ATMs (Visa and MasterCard only) in most major cities including Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Sihanoukville, Battambang and Kompong Cham. There are also ATMs at the Cham Yeam and Poipet borders if arriving from Thailand. Machines dispense US dollars. Large withdrawals of up to US$2000 are possible, providing your account can handle it. Stay alert when using them late at night. ANZ Royal Bank has the most extensive network, including ATMs at petrol stations and popu-

lar hotels, restaurants and shops, closely followed by Canadia Bank. Acleda Bank has the widest network of branches in the country, including all provincial capitals, and many have ATMs. However, these are not yet compatible with international credit cards, although rumours are that they will be upgraded soon.

Internet, Mobile Phone, Power plug Internet connections are widely available in throughout Cambodia. Wi-fi access is provided at most hotels we use, sometimes for a fee. You can also find internet cafes throughout the country, even in small towns, that will offer broadband service for around US$1. Cambodia uses the GSM mobile system. Rates can be extremely expensive and we’ve heard horror stories of travelers returning home to find unexpectedly large bills for using their phone while traveling. Due to this, we generally recommend you unplug and don’t use your cell phone while traveling. If your phone is unlocked, you can insert a local sim card and use it around the country. Your guides will be able to give you the best options for calling home and loved ones can contact you using the local phone numbers. Electrical current in Cambodia is 230 volts. Most travel appliances have their own built-in power adapters (such as laptop computers, digital cameras, mobile devices, and some travel hair dryers): these can be plugged into either 110-120volt or 220-240-volt sockets and will adapt to the voltage automatically.

Taking the bus is currently the most convenient way to travel from one city to the next. Large, air-conditioned buses will take you almost anywhere you want to go, while offering a certain amount of luxury. They connect Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, Battambang, and many other towns as well. You can also reach surrounding towns and villages of Phnom Penh by using local bus services. Many of the staff even speak English and can help you find the right connection. Keep in mind though, that these are not as luxurious as the air-conditioned, long distance buses mentioned above. Provincial routes are usually serviced by minibuses which are mostly used by the local population. While they are cheap, the journey can be very crowded and uncomfortable. The drivers are not the most cautious you can find and if you are prone to travel sickness, you should avoid this means of transportation altogether.

Boat/ Rail

cades and was finally suspended in 2009. The French colonial government originally built the first line, with a second one being added in the 1960s. After a long wait, the rail service is finally up and running again. Currently you can reach four destinations by train — the service runs from Phnom Penh to Sihanoukville, stopping at Takeo and Kampot in between. This is great start for the rebuild of the railway transportation system in Cambodia and there are hopes that it will once again be fully rebuilt in the coming years.

Tuk Tuk The best way to travel around town in Cambodia is by tuk tuk. The tuk tuk has got to be one of the most pleasant forms of intraurban transit in Cambodia. The official name for them is the French word remorque, but everyone still calls them tuk tuks. These two-wheeled carriages pulled behind a motor are a breezy way to travel and are marginally safer than go by motor mostly because they go at about half the speed.

Weather There are two seasons in Cambodia

The Wet Season The wet season comes courtesy of the southwest monsoon which blows from May to October, bringing with it some 75% of Cambodia’s annual rainfall. Not

surprisingly, the wet season is characterized by rain, and during the peak of wet season from July to September it can rain as much as two out of every three days. However, the rainy days are usually just a few hours of heavy downpour and not all-day rain, although the latter do occur. From a more cheerful perspective, monsoonal Cambodia is also a beautiful country to travel around in. The roads are not dusty and the lush greenery of the country returns. Angkor Wat in particular can be stunning during the wet season -- the murals have a more unique appearance and feel. Observing Angkor Wat with a lightning storm as a backdrop is an electrifying experience. There are also fewer tourists going about in the country, so if you prefer to dodge the crowds, wet season can be a good time to visit. Regionally, the Cardamom Mountains get the heaviest rain in the country, while the entire coastline gets rough seas and a lot of rain.

The Dry season The dry period runs from October to April, when the dusty northeast monsoon arrives. Blowing like a hair-dryer set to high, the northeast monsoon dries out the country very quickly. While November and January are quite cool by April, the weather can be scorching and very dry. Characterized by heat and dust, this season coincides with Cambodia’s peak tourist season when travelers arrive in their droves between November and January to take advantage of the lack of rain, enjoy the sun and the relatively cooler months. Cambodia’s beach strips at Kep, Sihanoukville and Ko Kong bask in brilliant sunshine with clear calm waters and if you’re a beach person, dry season is the best time for you.

Cambodia is known for its network of inland waterways. Historically used for domestic trade, these waterways (including the Mekong and Tonlé Sap Rivers) also play a major role when it comes to passenger transportation. In the 1980s, most navigation routes on the Mekong River were cleared for traffic and different ferry services were restored. They not only allow you to reach various islands but also different towns along the rivers. In fact, some villages still largely depend on the waterways for transportation. However, you should keep in mind that boat trips might take some time and are not always the safest and most convenient option. The railway system, once an important means of freight and passenger transportation in Cambodia, suffered from neglect and major damage in recent deATtravel [75]


TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN CAMBODIA

Angkor Thom

Angkor Wat

Phnom Pennh City

Tonle Sap

Preah Vihear

Sihanoukville

Angkor Thom means “Great City of Khmer” which was built since 12th century by King Jayavarman VII, the walls are divided by two axes running north-south and east-west. The most attractive site is the Bayon temple. It features a sea of over 200 massive stone faces looking in all direction. The curious smiling faces, thought by many to be a portrait of king Jayavarman VII himself or a combination of him and Buddha, are an instantly recognizable image of Angkor.

Angkor Wat (meaning “City Temple”) is the most magnificent and largest of all Angkor temples and the top tourist attraction in Cambodia. Built around the first half of 12th century by King Suryavarman II, the temple’s balance, composition and beauty make it one of the finest monuments in the world. A huge rectangular reservoir surrounds Angkor Wat which rises up through a series of three rectangular terraces to the central shrine and tower at a height of 213 meters (669 feet). This arrangement reflects the traditional Khmer idea of the temple mountain, in which the temple represents Mount Meru, the home of the gods in Hinduism.

Phnom Penh is the vibrant bustling capital of Cambodia. Situated at the confluence of three rivers, the mighty Mekong, the Bassac and the great Tonle Sap, what was once considered the ‘Gem’ of Indochina. The capital city still maintains considerable charm with plenty to see. It exudes a sort of provincial charm and tranquility with French colonial mansions and tree-lined boulevards amidst monumental Angkorian architecture. Phnom Penh is a veritable oasis compared to the modernity of other Asian capitals. A mixture of Asian exotica, the famous Cambodian hospitality awaits the visitors to the capital of the Kingdom of Cambodia.

Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is of major importance to Cambodia. The lake expands and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia’s dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year’s heavy rains begin in June, the flow of the Tonlé Sap changes directions and an enormous lake forms. Tonlé Sap is home to many ethnic Vietnamese and numerous Cham communities, living in floating villages around the lake.

Preah Vihear is a Khmer temple situated atop a 525 meter (1,722 ft) cliff in the Dângrêk Mountains, on the border between Cambodia and Thailand. It has the most spectacular setting of all the Khmer temples. Most of the temple was constructed in the 11th and 12th century during the reigns of the Khmer kings Suryavarman I and Suryavarman II. It was dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva. Preah Vihear is the subject of a long-running territorial dispute between Thailand and Cambodia, and several soldiers were killed in clashes in 2009.

Sihanoukville, also known as Kampong Som, is a port city and beach resort on the Gulf of Thailand. The big attraction here is the white-sand beaches and several undeveloped tropical islands. Sihanoukville is a good place to relax and unwind, though be prepared to battle the crows during the high season or a holiday weekend.

Banteay Srei Although officially part of the Angkor complex, Banteay Srei lies 25 km (15 miles) north-east of the main group of temples, and therefore often considered a separate Cambodia attraction. The temple was completed in 967 AD and is built largely of red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to the elaborate decorative wall carvings which are still clearly visible today.

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Kratie Kratie is a small town located on the banks of the Mekong River and is dominated by a central marketplace surrounded by old, French colonial buildings. There’s no large scale tourism, but plenty of backpackers pour through here during the peak season. It is the place in Cambodia to see the rare Irrawaddy dolphins, which live in the Mekong River in ever-diminishing numbers. It is estimated that there are between 66 and 86 dolphins left in the upper Cambodian Mekong area.

Koh Ker Koh Ker was the capital of the Khmer empire for a very brief period from the year 928 to 944 AD. In this short time some very spectacular buildings and immense sculptures were constructed. The site is dominated by Prasat Thom, a 30 meter (98 ft) tall temple pyramid rising high above the surrounding jungle. A giant Garuda (mythical half-man, half-bird creature), carved into the stone blocks, still guard the very top, although its partially covered now. Left to the jungle for nearly a millennium, Koh Ker was one of Cambodia’s most remote and inaccessible temple destinations. This has now changed thanks to recent de-mining and the opening of a new toll road.

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Day 2: Sunrise & Taprohm & Banteay Srei (B/L)

CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you rise early to beat the crowds at the photogenic of Ta Prohm “Tomb Raider” fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy. We visit Ta Prohm early to avoid the masses of crowds and provide a unique visit in this incredible temple. We head further out through rural countryside to the small but beautiful temple of Banteay Srei. This temple is largely built of pink sandstone; a harder rock that can be more elaborately carved and better survives the rigors of time. This is an opportunity to capture some good photographs of the clear and detailed carvings. Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the

Angkor Explore 04 Days

Tour code: AT-CB02

TOUR ROUTE: Siem Reap – Lolei Temple – Preah ko Temple – Taprohm Temple – Banteay Srei Temple – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat - Tonle Sap Lake – Silk Farm- Siem Reap

Day 4: Tonle Sap Lake – Silk Farm – Siem Reap Departure (B/L)

most accomplished Angkor has to offer. For the later afternoon we head back into main Angkor Park and journey to Tasom. Tasom offers some beautiful photo spots, especially the rear entrance where tree roots adorn the gateway. We finish by experiencing sunset over the rice fields from the royal crematorium of Pre Rup, a classic view of the Cambodian countryside. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (D)

Arrive Siem Reap, Siem Reap – Treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia, special welcome all warmly to everybody, a moment of courtesy meeting then self-introduce with our Cambodian tour guide in the meeting point’s Siem Reap. You are met our guide and transfer to hotel for check in. We travel back in time to one of the earliest capitals in the Angkor area, Hariharilaya, now known as Roluos. We begin with a visit to the brick temple of Lolei, originally set on an island in the cen[78] ATtravel

tre of the Indratataka baray (reservoir). We continue to Preah Ko (sacred cow), named in honour of Shiva’s mount, Nandin. Finally, we encounter Bakong, the earliest of the Temple Mountains, which later became the signature of Khmer kings. It is a giant pyramid, its cardinal points marked by giant elephants. For those that are interested, we can offer a short diversion to the small country town of Roluos, a world away from Siem Reap. A welcome dinner is served at local restaurant with Apsara Traditional Dancing Show.

over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru. We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for our king in the past time. Then Elephant terrace is platform for king and officer viewed show and people meeting. Preah Palilay was is older than Angkor Thom was nearby, deeply in forest and on path back You see monk sprinkle water to people. We will visit KILT “KILT is the only project in Siem Reap that seeks to afford disabled Khmers who are in most instances landmine victims opportunities to become independent by their own efforts by making jewellery, growing organic vegetables, hand milling rice, playing music, and other activities”. We continue to the famous temple: Angkor Wat which is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Enjoy foot massage 1 hour & walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.

Day 3: Bike tour to Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B/L)

We start on our bike and cycle to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist. The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with

We will visit Tonle Sap floating village as school, crocodile and fish farm. You will find out about daily life of people on lake. The Tonlé Sap is the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia and is an ecological hot spot that was designated as a UNESCO biosphere in 1997. The Tonlé Sap is unusual for two reasons: its flow changes direction twice a year and the portion that forms the lake expand and shrinks dramatically with the seasons. From November to May, Cambodia’s dry season, the Tonlé Sap drains into the Mekong River at Phnom Penh. However, when the year’s heavy rains begin in June; the Tonlé Sap backs up to form an enormous lake. Visit Artisan d’angkor & silk farm, the place are in the Ministry of Education was constructed in 1992 and this place renowned woodworking, stone carving and polychrome training center and workshops. Free tour of the classes and workshops offer a glimpse into the unique skills training program, teaching young artists in the techniques and styles of classic Cambodian artistry. Transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure to next destination. End of tour service. ATtravel [79]


us a different perspective of the streets and sights of the city. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Day 3: Phnom Penh - Mondulkiri (B/L)

Morning we drive to Mondulkiri province. It names– means “Meeting of the Hills” a suitable name for such a hilly province. En route, there is the chance to pause at Skuon, where it is possible to sample the local delicacy of deep fried tarantula and then take a local lunch in Kompong Cham. We then continue east towards the small junction town of Snuol, our gateway to the wilds of Mondulkiri. The first half of the journey from Snuol is flat, passing through patches of lush forest and areas of cultivation and plantations. There is lush jungle hugging the road and locals claim to see tigers on this stretch at night. Nearing Sen Monorom, the provincial capital, the scenery changes again, jungle giving way to clusters of pine trees and rolling grasslands. The scenery is unique for Cambodia and dotted with traditional Pnong villages, the main minority group in Mondulkiri. Check in hotel and overnight stay in Mondulkiri.

Cambodia Highlight 14 days

Day 4: Elephant Riding (B/L)

Tour code: AT-CB02

TOUR ROUTE: Phnom Penh – Mondulkiri – Kratie – Kohtrong – kompong Thom – Siem Reap – Battambang – Phnom Penh

Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival (D)

Fly into Phnom Penh, the city that retains its traditional Khmer and colonial charm. French villas along tree-lined boulevards remind the visitor that the city was once considered the ‘pearl’ of Southeast Asia. We will enjoy a cruise for view sunset on the Mekong and Tonle Sap River (1 hour). Situated at the “Four Arms” where the Mekong meets the Tonle Sap River before splitting into two branches, Phnom Penh offers the ideal location to discover the mighty Mekong. Board a nicely restored [80] ATtravel

wooden boat for a day cruise, enjoy the unspoiled landscapes along each bank and visit the traditional villages with their old pagodas on the islands. Welcome diner at the Romdeng Restaurant, a non-profit restaurant staffed by street kids in training. All proceeds go to the organization Mith Samlanh. And the food is delicious! Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

Day 2: Phnom Penh Sightseeing (B/L)

After breakfast at the hotel. You will vis-

it to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. Travelers will proceed to visit Independence Monument which was constructed in 1954 after Cambodian took their country back from French colony, continuing visit to National Museum, the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was build since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others. In the afternoon, we visit Pour un Sourire d’Enfant (PSE) is a French non-profit organization which has been established at the end of 1995. And then we visit Tuol Sleng prison (Genocide Museum) was the most secret organ of the Khmer Rouge regime. We enjoy our cyclo ride along the riverside. This laidback tour gives

After breakfast, we start the journey of trekking and riding on the back of the elephant this wild region to admire its many waterfalls. We cross the jungle covered hills to meet the Phnong a minority ethnic population. The walking is about 1 hour to see the Phnong village deeper so that we can appreciate their traditions. We watch the way they grow their rice on the dry ground and how they are weaving. If you wish you can swim and enjoy cleaning your elephant. Overnight stay in Mondulkiri.

Day 5: Mondulkiri – Kratie (B/L)

We head out to Kratie, arrive in Kratie we do direct to Kampi and we start the day with a trip on a traditional fishermen boat which takes you on a one hour cruise of the dolphin pool of Kampi. This is the largest dolphin pool on the Mekong River and the natural habitat of the critically endangered Mekong Dolphin (Irrawaddy Dolphin). We take a ferry to Koh Trong Island, which is a small island in the middle of the Mekong just opposite Kratie town. Overnight stay in Koh Trong.

Day 6: Koh Trong – Kompong Thom (B/L)

Begin your journey north by cycling around the island from the local commu-

nity for our easy and peaceful 9km ride. You will pass many traditional Khmer houses built on stilts. Keep an eye open for traditional rooftop decorations. The numbers on the top of the roof indicate the year the house was built. The narrow roads are perfectly designed for cycling with plenty of shade while simultaneously allowing you to pass close to people’s homes without intruding too much on their privacy. This allows you a more in-depth look into the lives of the local people of Koh Trong. Although some villagers are shy, plenty of children and even adults will offer friendly smiles and “hellos” welcoming tourists to their island home. Farewell Koh Trong for Kompong Thom via Kompong Cham by road. We stop at the old Wat Rokakandal temple, originally built in the late 18th / early 19th century. Hand-woven wicker crafts are sold in the restored Vihear. Look for the traditional decorations on the wooden pillars inside, the old timber monks’ residence opposite, and a beautiful old stone carving on the river side of the Wat. En-route stop at Chhlong village to admire one of the oldest wooden houses of Cambodia. Arrive in Kompong Cham we visit Wat Nokor also called Nokor Bachey Pagoda is an 11th century Mahayana Buddhist shrine made of sandstone and laterite with a large reclining Buddha and numerous alcoves containing Buddha images. Overnight stay in Kompong Thom.

Day 7: Kompong Thom – Siem Reap (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Then we continue our trip to Siem Reap. On route you will witness the everyday lives of Cambodians as you pass through interesting provincial towns, bucolic villages, and delightful scenery. We stop at the archeological sight of Sambor Prei Kuk, which is dotted with hundred Pre-Angkor styled temples. On route you may wish to stop off in Kompong Kdei, to look at Spean Pratos – an ancient Angkorian bridge. Before arrive in Siem Reap we discover Kampong Khleang, the largest floating village near Siem Reap but only few tourist go there. Depending on the season, the experience will never be the same. During dry season, from January till July you can walk between the stilts on which the houses are built, rising up to 10 meters in the air. In wet season, when the lake is at peak level, the water rises within one or two meters of the building floors. A local family will take you by boat on a tour and discover the splendor of these houses before continuing to Siem Reap. Overnight stay in Siem Reap. ATtravel [81]


Preah Palilay was is older than Angkor Thom was nearby, deeply in forest and on path back You see monk sprinkle water to people. We will visit KILT “KILT is the only project in Siem Reap that seeks to afford disabled Khmers who are in most instances landmine victims opportunities to become independent by their own efforts by making jewellery, growing organic vegetables, hand milling rice, playing music, and other activities”. We continue to the famous temple: Angkor Wat which is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Enjoy foot massage 1 hour & walking at busy pub street where you can find many bars for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market.

CAMBODIA HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Day 10: Siem Reap – Boating to Battambang (B/L) Day 8: Sunrise & Taprohm & Banteay Srei (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you rise early to beat the crowds at the photogenic of Ta Prohm “Tomb Raider” fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history. Left as it was ‘discovered’ by French explorer Henri Mouhout in 1860, the tentacle-like tree roots here are slowly strangling the surviving stones, man first conquering nature to create, nature later conquering man to destroy. We visit Ta Prohm early to avoid the masses of crowds and provide a unique visit in this incredible temple. We head further out through rural countryside to the small but beautiful temple of Banteay Srei. This temple is largely

built of pink sandstone; a harder rock that can be more elaborately carved and better survives the rigors of time. This is an opportunity to capture some good photographs of the clear and detailed carvings. Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer. For the later afternoon we head back into main Angkor Park and journey to Tasom. Tasom offers some beautiful photo spots, especially the rear entrance where tree roots adorn the gateway. We finish by experiencing sunset over the rice fields from the royal crematorium of Pre Rup, a classic view of the Cambodian countryside. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Day 9: Bike tour to Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat (B/L)

We start on our bike and cycle to world heritage areas on the roads less travelled. Ride among the jungle passing local village and local shop. It’s a very special and acting day as you will explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist. The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara Baphuon temple lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru. We step to see our old palace as Phimeankas temple in huge complex that was used for our king in the past time. Then Elephant terrace is platform for king and officer viewed show and people meeting.

After breakfast this morning we head to the local wharf to board public speedboat to the less visited Battambang Province. We cruise down the entering Tonle Sap, the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia, before entering Stung Sangkèr River. This cruise gives us a view of the wonderful landscape and insight into the daily life found along the river. We will have a packed lunch on board as the cruise takes about 6-7 hours. After cruising through floating villages we disembark from our boat and drive the last portion into Battambang where we check into our hotel. Battambang is Cambodia’s second largest city, situated on the banks of the Stung Sangker River and possesses some of the grandest and best preserved colonial architecture. This is also a wonderful place to see Cambodia’s rural way of life in the surrounding traditional farmed countryside. Note: Boat is able to operate from September to February only due to level of water.

Day 11: Battambang Sightseeing (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we explore Battambang’s countryside, a real taste of the natural beauty and traditional lifestyle common in rural Cambodia. Drive through the countryside to visit cottage industries like rice paper production, weaving centers and even a fish paste factory. We drive to the Bamboo [82] ATtravel

Railway Station. The Bamboo Train has been set up by the villagers to facilitate the transportation of goods and people. The train in itself is very basic – one platform on 4 wheels activated by a small motor. Sitting on the platform we travel the 8km to the next station through beautiful landscape and rice paddies. This afternoon, we visit a local family graph farm, Cambodia’s first vineyard – Prasat Phnom Banan Vineyard – you can pop in if you like, learn about producing wine in the tropics and of course enjoy a spot of wine tasting! A few kilometers further souths you arrive at the well preserved 11th century mountaintop Angkorian temple of Phnom Banan. After climbing the 350+ steps you are treated to a wonderfully peaceful setting with superb views across the surrounding countryside, with small villages dotting the endless rice paddies, punctuated with the characteristic sugar palm trees – a wonderful sunset location… On the way back we will stop at the NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak where we will enjoy a circus performance by children from poor and disabled families. Overnight stay in Battambang.

Day 12: Battam Bang – Phnom Penh (B/L)

After breakfast, you departure in a southeast direction, first stop at Kompong Chhnang, taking the time to stop at a pottery village before continuing further north to Pursat Province, famous for its marble stone carvings, continue to Kompong Loung to visit the village of goldsmiths along the Tonle Sap, manufacturing souvenir center stopping, and stop at Phnom Udong, the ancient Cambodian capital during the latter stages of the Khmer Empire and crowning site of many past kings. Consisting of a series of stupas atop a large hill, there are outstanding views across the surrounding plains below. Phnom Oudong was bombed and desecrated by the Americans and then the Khmer Rouge, but still possesses a beauty that no war has been able to steal from it. Check in hotel and overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

Day 13: Phnom Penh Free time (B)

You are free time to discover the city. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

Day 14: Phnom Penh Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. You are transferred to the airport and take the departure flight. End of tour service.

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LAOS GENERAL INFORMATON

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espite a limited infrastructure, Laos is wonderful country to visit in Asia. Laos People are some of friendliest, gentlest in South East Asia – Devoutly Buddhist and Traditional in many ways. Laos has rich culture and history and thought it’s been a battleground many times in the past, this is a peaceful, stable country today. Fewer than 7 million people live in this landlocked nation whose countryside is dominated by often impenetrable forested mountains. Not yet inured to countless visiting foreigners, local volunteer assistant and offer a genuine welcome. Luang Prabang and its history site are the country’s primary claim to fame and the reason most tourist visit, but as a destination Laos also excels with its abundant nature and the chance the small towns and village here provide to escape normally overcrowded Southest Asia. In many ways a visit to Laos is a throwback to what travel in Thailand was like to decades or so ago. Many parts of the country –among them 4000 island in the Mekong, Phongsaly, Muang Ngoi and Luang Nam Tha in the north offer a fabulous opportunity to unwind, relax and get away from the stresses of the cities and got-to-see everything travel. Most visitors to Laos enter via Vientiane but even here the rhythm of life is calmer than in its regional counterparts. As you venture forth from the capital city, as nearly all visitor do and should. The vibe become mellower still.

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Population: 6.5 million Capital City: Vientiane (750,000) People: Over 48 ethnic minorities Language: Lao Currency: Kip (KIP) Time Zone: GMT +7 Hours International Dialing Code: +856

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Transportation

LAOS GENERAL INFORMATION

Air Plane

There are 03 international airports in Laos including: Wattay International Airport in Vientiane (capital): it is 3 km far from the city center Pakse International Airport: it is 8 km far from the city center. Luang Prabang International Airport: It is 5 km north east of the city center.

Tuk-tuk Tuk tuk is a popular mean of transport in Laos especially in Vientiane. Taking a tuktuk ride around is a great way to experience life of locals.

Taxi There are not many taxi companies available in Laos except Phnom Penh capital.

Boats There are many kinds of boats in Laos: slow boat, speed boat, long tail boat, traditional boat, etc for tourists choose to take a cruise along beautiful Mekong and Nam Ou River.

Passport and visa Passports should be valid for six months from the date of entry into Laos. A 30 day visa on arrival is available for many nationalities at the various international airports and land borders with China, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam. A passport sized photo is required to complete the visa. Visa extensions can be made in Vientiane for 30 extra days, a maximum of 2 times.

Currency The official currency in Laos is the Lao Kip (LAK), but in Vientiane you can also use Thai baht and $USD. Credit cards are only accepted in some upscale hotels and

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restaurants, so most of the time you’ll need to use cash. There are no Laos Kip coins, so you won’t have to carry any loose change around with you. The notes are available in denominations of 1,000, 2,000, 5,000, 10,000, 20,000, 50,000 and 100,000. Small vendors may have trouble changing the larger denomination notes, so it’s best to make sure you have at least a few lower denomination notes handy.

Mobile Phone, Internet, Power plug Postal services are available in Laos. The best way to receive any mail is to have it sent to a post office or collect it yourself.

Telephone connections to the rest of the world are widely available, however they aren’t cheap. Internet access is available in most major tourist places such as hotels, restaurants and cafes. In Laos the power sockets are of type A, B, C, E and F. The standard voltage is 230 V and the standard frequency is 50 Hz. Most travel appliances have their own built-in power adapters (such as laptop computers, digital cameras, mobile devices, and some travel hair dryers): these can be plugged into either 110-120-volt or 220-240-volt sockets and will adapt to the voltage automatically.

Buses Buses are the main means of transportation in Laos and popular for local people. If you want to see more of Laos close up, or look for a cheap, fun and adventurous way to travel, buses are a good choice. However, if you don’t have plenty of time at your disposal, it is worth planning your journey carefully, and having a back-up plan in case things go wrong, such as buses breaking down. Make sure you choose your bus wisely, if possible, avoid local public buses.

Weather

its lowest, in the Mekong River valley, humidity is higher and temperatures in excess of 35°C are not uncommon between March and April. The early months of the wet season (May to July) remain very hot and rainfall is often short lived, whilst in the latter months (late July until September) the rains become more constant and can be heavy at times, especially in southern parts of the country. Further north and in Luang Prabang, rainfall tends to

be lighter and you can often expect rain during the night or mornings with some relatively clear afternoons. Across Laos, throughout much of the rainy season, daytime temperatures average around 29°C in the lowlands and 23°C in the mountain valleys. Throughout the country in all but the hottest months of the year it is often advisable to have a jumper or fleece for the evenings, when there is a tendency for it to get quite cool.

Despite having two distinct weather seasons you can travel in Laos all-yearround and with no coastline to influence things, Laos’ weather system is relatively straight-forward compared with much of Asia; consisting of a dry season (October to late April) and a wet season (May to late September). Within each season there are variations in temperature, with the dry months leading up to the wet season (March and April) and the early wet season (May and June) typically being the hottest of the year. Temperatures throughout the country are also greatly affected by altitude with much of the country at a level that reduces the country’s average temperatures by several °C. As a general rule north, central and eastern regions are at a higher altitude than those in the south, where at ATtravel [87]


TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN LAOS

Luang Prabang

Vientiane (Capital of Laos)

Plain of Jars

Vang Vieng

A kaleidoscope of culture, religion and natural beauty, Luang Prabang is one of Indochina’s most alluring towns. A palpable heir of serenity and spirituality eminates from over three-dozen Buddhist temples and extends well into the streets and alleys of surrounding neighborhoods, making it an incredibly rewarding place for leisurly strolls by foot. Since the city’s recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1995, Luang Prabang’s wats and temples have undergone a series of renovations making it a truly world-class tourism destination. Make time to explore its most famous sites, including Wat Xieng Thong and the Royal Palace Museum before heading down the river to see the fascinating Pak Ou Caves and unforgettable Kuang Si Waterfall.

In what in possibly Asia’s most laid-back capital city, it’s hard not to be enchanted by Vientiane’s beautiful French colonial architecture and glittering Buddhist temples. Wide, tree-lined boulevards perfect for leisurely strolls and uncommonly friendly locals in sleepy street-side cafes are highlights of Vientiane. Beyond its charming aura, Vientiane is also home to ornate yet rustic architecture, a tasty blend of French flavour infused in its local cuisine and the wonderfully bizarre Buddha Park just outside of the city centre. While Vientiane’s beauty and allure is less readily apparent than other historic cities in Indochina, Vientiane has a few enchanting secrets up its sleeve that are well-worth exploring.

No one is entirely certain of the story behind the mysterious jar-like stone structures scattered across hundreds of kilometers in north-eastern Laos. Archaeologists estimate that the jars were created some time during the Iron Age of Southeast Asia. Many locals believe they were left by giants who once roamed the area. Though only about 90 remain accessible, this bizarre and fascinating archaeological site is a favorite experience for history buffs visiting Laos, and should be near the top of any first-timers list.

Though especially famous among backpackers’ for the fantastic and historically raucuas river tubing experiences to be had there, Vang Vieng is a top-tier destination for adventurous travellers looking for a rustic destination in the heart of Laos’ famously untamed wilderness. Boasting a stunning backdrop of cliffs and vivid emerald rice paddies,Vang Vieng is a stunning location for kayaking and caving novices and veterans alike. Even if adventure isn’t in the cards on a visit to Vang Vieng, a lounge on the banks of the Song River or a stroll through the sleepy nearby town is a charming respite from reality.

Si Phan Don (4000 Islands) Si Phan Don is a remarkable archipelago consisting of dozens of islands nestled on a roiling stretch of the mighty Mekong River. Seemingly frozen in time, life on the islands is governed by the great river’s ebb and flow. In combination with the incredibly unique physical setting of Si Phan Don, the serenity of the local culture and the boundless natural beauty of the surroundings make a visit to these islands truly magical. Its proximity to remote mountains make it a perfect launching point for incredible trekking experiences as well. Si Phan Don is also a great place to spot some of the Mekong’s most famous wildlife - including Irrawaddy dolphins!

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Day 2: Luang Prabang – UNESCO Heritage Sites (B/L)

LAOS HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning we visit the former Royal Palace and the National Museum (closed on Tuesday and Sunday afternoon) and the famous Wat Xieng Thong Temple, the city’s most magnificent temple on the bank of the Mekong. Then, we catch a traditional long boat trip up the Mekong River to visit the famous Pak Ou caves. The upper section of the cave is part of a limestone cave staffed with Buddha images of all styles and sizes. En route, we will also visit Ban Muangkeo, a village known for making Lao traditional rice whisky and Ban Xang Khong, known for its wood paper making and also Lao silk weavings and natural dyes. In the evening we suggest you trying some of the excellent Laos food prepared by local restaurants, ask your guide for a nice place to go. You are transferred back hotel for overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang Nature Day and Elephant Experience (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we drive to the Elephant Park Project we get an in-

Laos History & Culture Tour 08 Days

been heavily bombed during Indochina War. But, of course, it is also famous for the historic Plain of Jars. The journey takes about 8 hours and we can make some stops at villages to observe the rural life of local people, including ethnic minorities such as the Hmong people. Upon arrival Phonsavanh which is capital of Xieng Khouang province, you will check in hotel and overnight stay in Xieng Khouang.

Day 5: Xieng Khouang – The Plain of Jars (B/L)

After breakfast at hotel we drive over the plains to visit the Plain of Jars site 1 before continuing to drive to the Plain of Jars 2. Here we have time to find out more about the still unclear history of the stone Jars here which dated back to about 2000 years ago. In the afternoon, we drive about 1 hour to visit Muang Khoun, the old capital of Xieng Khouang where we will see some ruins left over from the war. Overnight stay in Xieng Khuang.

Day 6: Xieng Khouang – Fly to Vientiane – The Awaking Capital of Laos (B)

After your breakfast we will visit the local market to get an insight into the Lao life on the land. Later (depending on flight time) we drive to Xieng Khouang airport for a short flight to Vientiane. Upon arrival in the Capital we start our afternoon tour around Vientiane, beginning with a visit the religious museums of Wat Sisaket, the oldest temple surviving from the Siamese war of 1828; Also the Pha That Luang, the most sacred monument in Laos. Overnight stay in Vientiane.

Tour code: AT-LT-01

TOUR ROUTE: Luang Prabang - Xieng Khouang – the Plain of Jars – Vientiane

Day 7: Vientiane Sightseeing Tour (B/L)

Day 1: Luang Prabang arrive and sightseeing (D)

Welcome to Laos, the warm heart of Indochina. This afternoon, we will take a tour through Luang Prabang and explore some of the most interesting sights of this world heritage town on the Mekong. Luang Prabang, located at the confluence of the Mekong and the Nam Khan rivers, is probably the most beautiful city in the whole of South East Asia. The historical buildings are well pre[90] ATtravel

served and the medieval ambience also remains intact. On a short sightseeing tour we will visit Wat Visunalat, Wat Aham, and walk up the Phousi Mountain for a panoramic view of the city and the surrounding landscape. In the evening we will explore the colorful night market and take a rest in a small, but charming local hotel old town. A welcome dinner is served at local restaurant. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

teresting introduction to another part of history. The “land of a million Elephants” as Laos was called many years before is slowly losing its biggest animals, the Elephants. The Project protects these animals and integrates them into tourism activities. Here the Elephants found a new home in Laos. We go out for a ride, enjoy the natural scenery and go on a short boat ride to visit the Tad Sae waterfalls. It will be a wonderful day. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – Xieng Khouang (B/L)

After breakfast we make our way over the mountains to Xieng Khouang, the province which is best-known for having

After breakfast, you will visit the artistic BuddhaPark. The Park is located 25 km on the outskirts of the city of Vientiane (Laos), which gets its name from the more than 200 statues Hindus and Buddhists sprinkled on it. Buddha Park was built in the year 1958 by Bunleua Sulilat, a spiritual leader in turn sculptor who immigrated to Thailand during the Communist occupation. In the afternoon, you are free to explore more in Vientiane.

Day 8: Vientiane Departure (B)

Breakfast at the hotel. Today we end this short but intense journey through Laos. A driver will bring you to the airport for your departure flight. End of tour service.

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Day 5: Xiangkhouang – Phonsavanh - Fly to Vientiane (B/L)

LAOS HIGHLIGHT TOURS

We’ll start early, riding to the ruins of the old capital of the Phuan kingdom. Here, we’ll enjoy a Lao noodle soup breakfast and visit a Buddha statue at Wat Piawat and an old stone stupa. On the way back to Phonsavanh we’ll explore more of the Plain of Jars, either “Site 2” or “Site 3”. A 30 minute flight will bring us to the capital of Laos, Vientiane. Upon arrival Vientiane, you check in the hotel. If time permitted, we’ll continue our sightseeing tour of Vientiane with a short visit to the Patuxay, a monument of national pride on Lanexang Avenue. It’s also well worth taking a stroll in the evening along the Mekong River, where a local market entertains visitors and locals alike. Overnight in Vientiane.

Day 6: Vientiane Sightseeing (B/L)

Highlight of Laos Tour 10 Days

Tour code: AT-LT02

TOUR ROUTE: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves – Kuang Si Waterfall - The Plain of Jars –– Xieng Khouang Plateau - Vientiane – Fly to Pakse – Khong Island – 4000 islands - The Boloven Plateu – Tadlo – Pakse Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrive (Welcome dinner)

Welcome to Laos. You are picked up at the aiport by our tour guide and drive to hotel for check in. In case time permitting, you will visit Wat Visunalat, Wat Aham and perhaps walk up Phousi Mountain for a panoramic sunset view of the city and surrounding mountains. We’ll finish the day with a trip to the colorful Night Market. A welcome dinner is served at local restaurant. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang – Pak Ou Caves (B/L)

After breakfast we’ll enjoy a short, guided tour to see the city’s oldest temples of Wat Sene and Wat Xieng Thong, both of which represent the classical temple architecture of Luang Prabang. Then we’ll board a cruise up the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, which are crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes. Along the way we’ll stop at the village of Ban Xanghai, where you can see the locals distilling rice into local Lao Lao wine and whiskey. After return[92] ATtravel

ing we’ll take a short drive to Ban Xang Khong and Ban Xienglek, well known for its hand-made traditional Saa paper. You are transferred back for overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 3: Luang Prabang – Kuang Si Waterfalls (B/L)

Wake early and you may participate in the daily morning ritual of Alms-giving. After breakfast we’ll stroll through the Phousi Market where you see many local products such as dried buffalo skin, local tea and salt among the chickens, vegetables and hill-tribe weavings. In the afternoon we’ll visit the Kuang Si waterfall where you can visit the Bear Rescue Center, managed by an NGO called FreeTheBears. On the way we make some stops to visit local villages. At the waterfalls you can swim in the pools or stroll along the forest paths. We’ll return to hotel at late afternoon. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 4: Luang Prabang – The Plain of Jars – Phonsavanh – Xieng Khouang Plateau (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll take private

Breakfast at the hotel. Today you will explore Vientiane, the capital city, we’ll start by visiting the major sights including the oldest monastery, Wat Sisaket with its thousands of miniature Buddha statues and the former royal temple, Wat Prakeo, which previously housed the famous Emerald Buddha Image. We’ll then visit the iconic That Luang Stupa. Along the way we may stop to take some pictures of the imposing Patuxay Monument,Vientiane’s own ‘Arc de Triomphe.’ Later in the afternoon we’ll continue our tour on foot if it’s not too hot. We can visit Wat Ong Tue, Wat Inpeng and Wat Haisok or even take the time to relax. Next we’ll pass by the major shopping area continuing to the Vientiane Central Market of Talat Sao and Talat Kouadin where major goods are traded, including fresh food, household, textiles, gold and silver. You may even see ancient souvenirs on display. We’ll return to the Mekong Riverside in the late evening. We highly recommend a cold beer Lao while you enjoy the cooling weather at sunset on along the river. Overnight stay in Vientiane.

Day 7: Vientiane – Fly to Pakse – Don Khong South of Laos (B/L) transport to Xiengkhouang, home to the mysterious “plain of jars.” This high-altitude region exhibits a rich diversity and stands in contrast to the more tropical parts of Laos. The plateau itself is scarred by the legacy of American bombing fom 1964-1973. Along the way we’ll stop at hill-tribe villages, mostly from the Hmong minority. In Phonsavanh we’ll visit the Plain of Jars, an impressive archaeological mystery. Overnight stay in Phonsavanh.

Breakfast at the hotel. We’ll start early again taking a flight to Pakse, South Laos. On arrival we’ll drive further south to Champassak to commence our explorations of the remains of Khmer history in the region, visit the ruins of Wat Phou, understood to be the most important Hindu sanctuary of the Khmer Empire. The first temple on the site was built as early as the 5th century, though the current ruins are from the 11th to 13th centuries. Our thorough 2-3 hour visit of

the ruins includes a steep climb to holy shrines of worship where many sacred Hindu, Buddhist and Animist elements can be found. The Wat Phou Museum exhibition hall on the lower levels invites visitors to study the rich heritage of Khmer artists and Buddhist sculptures. Afterward we’ll continue to the small town of Champassak, where colonial influence can still be observed in the local architecture. In the afternoon we continue to Don Khong Island by traditional local slow boat or Minivan, spending the night at Don Khong.

Day 8: Khong Island – 4000 islands (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning we’ll explore Si Pan Don. Here the Mekong River is at its widest, stretching up to 12 km during the rainy season. As the waters recede many small islands emerge, giving the region its name. From a distance you can hear the unmistakable roar of the Li Phi falls, which we will visit. These falls are famous for the Irrawaddy freshwater dolphins that swim nearby. Ban Hang Khon is one of the few places on earth it’s possible to spot these endangered mammals. We’ll also view the old locomotive and a railway and colonial bridge built by the French in order to avoid navigating the rapids and waterfalls in this section of the Mekong. Note: Excursion on the river to view dolphins only on special request and at extra cost. Overnight stay in Dong Khong.

Day 9: Khong Island – The Boloven Plateu – Tadlo – Pakse (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. Upon leaving Khong Island we continue our journey towards to the Bolaven Plateau, located in the Annamite Mountain Range, which runs along Laos’ eastern border with Vietnam. The renowned coffee of Laos PDR is produced in this region. The climate of the plateau, with its cooler temperatures and abundant rainfall, make it the perfect place for coffee production. After viewing several cascading waterfalls -- including the famous Tad Lo and Tad Fan Waterfalls -- we’ll return to Pakse for an afternoon walk or visit to its local market. NOTE: Overnight location depends on tomorrows travel connections. We prefer to offer a close-to-nature stay in one of the Lodges of Boloven near one of the fantastic waterfalls. Overnight stay in Pakse

Day 10 Pakse Departure (B)

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can take a refreshing swim (waterfall dry Feb - July). After a short hiking trail in the afternoon we meet our host family in a small Laotian hilltribe village. Here we are invited to cook, eat, and converse together until you are ready for bed. Overnight stay at local house.

groups and we can experience the differences while we stay at their homes here for the night. The landscape is dominated by rice fields and stunning rock formations, making this a beautiful natural environment to spend the evening...

Day 4: Kayaking and Trekking Towards Luang Prabang (B/L)

Day 7: Nam Ou Cruise and return To Luang Prabang (B/L)

Awakened early by the roosters in the village, we start our hike through the hilly landscape of Laos. On the trek between Hmong and Khmu hill tribe villages, there is much to see and learn. We have the unique opportunity to share the cultures of rural life of the Lao as we observe the lifestyles of the Hmong and Khmu. There are many trails to choose from, depending on your stamina - some shorter and others longer. In the afternoon we paddle back to Luang Prabang in kayaks along the Nam Khan. Kayaking this small river is a cool and relaxing way to end these 2 days of adventure. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 5: Follow the Nam Ou River to Nong Khaiw (B/L)

Remote Lands of Laos 10 Days

Tour code: AT-LT03

TOUR ROUTE: Luang Prabang - Nong Khiaw – Nam Ou River - Mekong Cruise - Houay Xai (border to Thailand) a deeper understanding of the ethnic diversity in Laos today. After returning the bikes we’ll ascend Phousi Mountain to marvel at the sunset over town before descending into the colorfully-lit tents of the Night Market to shop for handmade crafts

Day 3: Biking and Elephant Experience (B/L/D)

Day 1: Luang Prabang Arrive (D)

We’ll pick you up at the airport transfer you to your hotel. After refreshing, we will take a short city tour visiting Wat Mai, Phousi Mountain and the Night Market. A welcome dinner is served at local restaurant. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 2: Luang Prabang sightseeing tour by Bike (B/L)

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cal morning market where you can see the locals getting their daily supplies. The tour will continue with visits to the National Museum (closed on Tuesday and Sunday afternoon), Wat Mai and Wat Xieng Thong. Here you’ll learn about Lao history and the kingdoms which ruled this place in former times. You will enjoy lunch time at local restaurant with special dishes in Laos. In the afternoon you’ll visit Wat Visoun, which dates back to the 16th century, before heading to the Traditional Arts and Ethnology Center where you’ll gain

Breakfast at the hotel. We begin our journey into the Laos Hinterland, setting out from town on mountain bikes towards the Elephant Village. On our way through the Laos countryside we’ll see farmers cultivating the land, forests of teakwood, distant mountain vistas, and the smiles of the locals who are in turn curious about their observers. Upon reaching Elephant Village, a beautiful, idyllic place in the center of the magnificent mountain jungle landscape, we’ll stop for lunch before beginning our elephant experience which will include an introduction to the elephants and their Mahouts (trainers) and an elephant ride. Later, a boat ride takes you to the cascade of the Tad Sae waterfall where we

Today we’ll take a small path to another village where we’ll take a short break before we board a traditional boat to bring us back to Nong Khiaw on the Nam Ou River before getting on the local bus that will take us back to Luang Prabang. Arrive in Luang Prabang by late afternoon. Overnight stay in Luang Prabang.

Day 8: Luang Prabang Exploration (B/L)

Take the day to explore the charming city of Luang Prabang. Having been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site for twenty years Luang Prabang retains it’s Royal Lao splendor and stunning French inspired architecture. Relax by the mekong or maybe take a cooking class.

The trip to Nong Khiaw takes us from Luang Prabang out into the stunning scenery of northern Laos. Together with locals and other travelers on the bus (public van), we wind our way through the countryside. The journey takes us into the sparsely populated north of Laos where we can stop to visit the villages and hill tribes along the way Upon reaching Nong Khiaw, a town dominated by stunning limestone formations we have the opportunity to visit the historical caves which played a major role in the Indochina War. In the evening we’ll enjoy the scenery along the river and overnight in Nong Khiaw at a rustic local guesthouse.

Day 9: Cruising on Mekong River (B/L)

Day 6: Fairtrek and Homestay (B/L/D)

Day 10: Continue your Mekong Cruise trip to Houay Xai (Border to Thailand) (B)

Today we set out on a Fair Trek to Ban Na Luang. The FairTrek Initiative aims to give back to local communities and encourage conservation through responsible tourism. By taking part in a FairTrek and homestay you will be giving back to the local villages through the FairTrek Fund whilst enjoying an authentic cultural exchange. The trek takes around 2-3 hours and is suitable for most levels of fitness. In the ethnically diverse village of Ban Na Luang, we can learn about the local traditions and the lifestyle of the local population. The Lao Looum and Lao Soung represent different ethnic minority

Today we will welcome you aboard a traditional Laos Slow boat for the trip on the Mekong River into the north of Laos. This majestic river flows from the Tibetan Plateau through China, Burma, Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam. Along the way we take the time to visit the local villages and the famous Pak Ou Caves, which thrills both tourists and devout worshipers with its hundreds of Buddha statues of all styles and sizes. Mekong cruise arrives in Pakbeng in the late afternoon where you’ll stay the night.

In today’s leg of the trip on the Mekong we watch forests, villages, and bright green landscapes as we cruise along the river. The tranquility and the rural life on the banks impress visitors again and again. In addition to the water buffalo, you can sometimes even see working elephants on the banks of the Mekong River, a truly special sight. We’ll enjoy a village life visit along the way before we finish this wonderful Mekong tour in Houay Xai, the border town to Thailand where you can access Chiang Rai (115 km). End of tour services. ATtravel [95]


MYANMAR GENERAL INFORMATION

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yanmar (Burma) is amazing. This country is rapidly emerging from more than 50 years of military dictatorship, blossoming into as worthy a stop as its popular neighbors. The people are more than friendly; they’re thrilled to have tourists after being closed off to the West for so long. And it’s safe; you won’t constantly need to feel for your purse or hold your jewelry tightly. Myanmar is a country straddling two worlds—there’s Wi-Fi but just 5% of the population has a mobile phone. There are pristine 12th-century pagodas and beautiful beaux-arts buildings, though how long they’ll be preserved remains to be seen, which makes now the time to go. A note about this guide: It is impossible to go to Myanmar and not indirectly give money to the government; the airlines and many of the better hotels are connected to the government. We encourage travelers to do their best to support independent businesses.

Population: 55.2 million Capital City: Naypyidaw People: Bamar 68%, Shan 9%, Karen 7%, Rakhine 4%, Chinese 3%, Indian 2%, Mon 2%, other 5% Language: Burmese Currency: Kyat (MMK) Time Zone: GMT + 6:30 Hours International Dialing Code: +95

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Transportation Airplane

Mandalay International Airport: it is 35 km far from city center Yangon International Airport: it is 15 km far from city center Naypyidaw International Airport: It is 16 km far from the city center Hanthawaddy International Airport: Located 80km north of the Yangon city.

Tuk Tuk

Myanmar tuk-tuk is a very convenient way of transport in small towns and cities of Myanmar. Usually, they run as taxis or as local buses in small cities where there are no or very few regular bus services. The fare is also reasonable, and the vehicle also faster than the trishaw. As most towns in Myanmar don’t have regular bus services, tuk-tuk fills this requirement running as taxis and buses.

Bus, train and boat For most people, the main ways to get around Myanmar are by air and bus; you can of course mix different modes of

Passport and visa A passport with at least six months validity from the date of entry into Myanmar is required. Visitors to Myanmar can obtain an e-visa prior to arrival for a length of stay of 28 days. The arrival points are Yangon, Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw International Airports and a number of land border checkpoints with Thailand.

transport during your travels according to the individual journey you are taking. Which you choose will very much depend on your budget and itinerary; buses are the cheapest form of transport and some destinations can only be reached by air, for example. Local train and local bus are used for local only with low services. For more romantic and scenic ways to travel in Myanmar, look no further than train and boats. Invariably, if you take public transport options (as opposed to luxury boat cruises), these are both slow and unreliable; but they give you a leisurely, fascinating, and often beautiful view of the country, allowing you to mix with locals while travelling, in a way that is not possible otherwise.

Taxi Taxi is not popular in Myanmar. Taxis offer the easiest way to get around individual cities. They are unmetered, so you’ll need to settle on the fare before getting in. Be prepared to bargain unless you want to pay the higher fares that are thrust upon tourists. Tricycle rickshaws are available

everywhere for a much lower cost than regular taxis. Some towns have quaint transport such as horse-drawn carriages, while bicycles make a fun way to explore a place at your leisure. If you plan to do some extended sightseeing, most taxis will happily hire themselves out for the day at a reasonable rate.

Weather Cool – November to February is warm to hot during the day and the air is relatively dry. Average temperature is around 2024oC. Hot – March to May is intensely hot in most of the country. In the cool and hot seasons, you are unlikely to experience any rain. Average temperature is around 30-36oC. Rainy – June to October is the monsoon season, with high rainfall (30-35oC). From June to August, rainfall can be constant for long periods of time, particularly on the Bay of Bengal Coast and the Irrawaddy Delta. In September and October, the rain is less intense and you will experience more sunshine.

match the shape of these sockets, you will need a travel plug adapter in order to plug in. Travel plug adapters simply change the shape of your appliance’s plug to match whatever type of socket you need to plug into. If it’s crucial to be able to plug in no matter what, bring an adapter for all three types.

Phones/ Internet Service/ power plug Local SIM cards are now available to purchase at the airport or local convenience stores for domestic calls only. International roaming is not widely accessible in Myanmar and we suggest you contact your local telecommunication provider for more information. International subscriber dialing is available at all major hotels, although it’s very expensive. Internet access is available in most major tourist areas as well as larger hotels, restaurants and airports. Connections are relatively slow by western standards and can be unstable from time to time. For the most part, electrical sockets (outlets) in Burma (Myanmar) are one of the two European standard electrical socket types: The “Type C” Europlug and the “Type E” and Type F” Schuko. Also reported to be in use is the “Type D” Indian socket. If your appliance’s plug doesn’t [98] ATtravel

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TOP PLACES TO VISIT IN MYANMAR

Yangon

Bagan

Inle Lake

Mandalay

In a country better known for its sleepy rural landscapes than its cities, Yangon offers a unique perspective into the urban life of Myanmar. Its fading colonial architecture, vibrant streets, fascinating historical sites and abundance of glorious temples make it perfect for urban exploration. From the hoards of newspaper stands, tea shops, and betel leaf vendors to the curious and friendly traditionally-dressed locals, Yangon is bursting with culture, making it one of Southeast Asia’s most unique and compelling cities.

Located on the banks of the Irrawaddy River, Bagan was once a bustling capital city in the heart of the ancient Silk Road trading route between India and China. At its height the Kingdom of Pagan was one of Asia’s most illustrious cities, a fact that’s still apparent by some 2,200 religious structures, dating from the 9th to 13th centuries, that dot the horizon. Famous for its other-worldly sunrises and sunsets, Bagan is widely regarded to be one of the best places in Asia for both historical exploration and fantastic photo opportunities.

Sitting at about 900 metres above sea level, Inle Lake offers welcome respite from the stifling heat of lower areas in Myanmar. It’s also the second largest lake in the country. Aside from the breathtaking mountain scenery, one of the most compelling reasons to visit Inle Lake is the unique culture and abundance of colorful ethnic communities living there. The largest ethnic groups, the Intha people, are best known for their unique style of rowing. Inle Lake is said to be the only place in the world where this practice is done, and it is a large contributing factor to Inle Lake’s repuation as being one of Asia’s most photogenic places.

Mandalay is the former royal capital of Myanmar, and the second largest city in the country. Surrounded by a giant moat with a Royal Palace at its centre, there are also the ancient capitals of Amarapura and Sagaing, the ‘Leaning Tower of Ava’ in Inwa and the famously photogenic Ubien Bridge nearby. A bit further afield are partially excavated remains of the Pyu Ancient Cities, which date back to as early as 200 BCE. The allure of these sites, as well as the distinct local culture of Mandalay, combine to make it one of the country’s best places to learn about and experience the fascinating cultural and historical heritage of Myanmar.

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bell in the world are the most prominent religious heritages. Then you will visit the Myatheintan Pagoda, the best representation of the Universe. In the afternoon, we drive to ancient capital of Amarapura, the city of Immortality for a visit to Bagaya Monastery with a famous collection of Buddha images; weaving industries and visit Mahagandayone monastery, the largest teaching monastery in Myanmar where you can learn about the monastic life of the monks. The evening, enjoy a walk through 200 years old U Being Wooden Bridge and fantastic sunset over the bridge. Return drive to Mandalay for overnight stay.

MYANMAR HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Day 6: Mandalay – on Board RV Paukkan (B/L/D)

Discover Myanmar 10 Days

Tour code: AT-MY01

TOUR ROUTE: Yangon – Inle Lake – Mandalay – Bagan – Yangon Day 2: Yagon – Heho – Inle Lake by Fly (B/L)

Day 1: Yangon Arrive and Sightseeing (D)

You are picked up at the airport where you will be welcomed by your English speaking local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. (If the room is not ready, proceed for Yangon sightseeing.) After refreshment at hotel, enjoy a walk through downtown Yangon. There are most of the colonial buildings such as city hall; Mahabandoolapark, high court and telegraphic office are holding an elegant beauty of Yangon. You will stopover at the Strand Hotel and feel the warmth and atmosphere of British era. Continue visit to Pansoedan jetty serving locals living across the Yangon River. In the evening, you visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. Overnight stay in Yangon. [102] ATtravel

After breakfast, depart the hotel for flight to Heho on the Shan plateau. Upon arrival, transfer by road to Inle lake. We have a leisurely morning to make our way down into the Inle basin and by “longtail” boat out across the lake to our Hotel right on the Inle Lake. In the afternoon, we plan to spend the day visiting villages and sampling the spectacular array of traditional handicrafts. You will see the unique method locals use to row their boats, fishermen with their own style of fishing, floating farms and gardens and a handloom weaving cottage with its own showroom. You will visit Phaungdawoo Pagoda which houses the five most revered Buddha Images in the southern Shan State. Overnight stay in Inle Lake.

Day 3: Inle Lake (B/L)

Breakfast at the hotel. You visit floating market which is a 5 day rotation market most fascinating to watch the daily life of the minorities and their activities. Continue our excursion by motorized boat to Indein pagoda complex, in the south-west of the lake. The boat leaves the lake and enters a narrow canal with a beautiful natural environment to continue to a small Pa O tribe village. From the village, you will follow an old covered path to a 13th century monastery and the very impressive ruins of hundreds of ancient pagodas, some hidden in the vegetation. The main stupa-area on the top of the hill offers breathtaking views over

the surrounding mountains and down to the valley and the lake in the far distance. You are transferred back to hotel for overnight stay in Inle Lake.

Day 4: Inle Lake – Heho – Fly to Mandalay (B/L)

After breakfast, we are heading back down country today to return to the airport at Heho for our flight to Mandalay. Upon arrival, you will be greeted by our tour guide and a sightseeing tour of Mandalay. It is the last capital of Myanmar and that make her to be the best place to see all the traditional arts and crafts. Start visiting gold leaf making work-place and see how the gold leaf is being made by hand in a traditional way. In the afternoon, you will visit the Old Palace grounds; Kuthodaw Pagoda, known as the world’s largest book for its 729 marble slabs inscribed with the Buddha’s Doctrine; Golden Palace Monastery, noted for its exquisite wood carvings and enjoy the panoramic view of the city from Mandalay Hill. Overnight stay in Mandalay.

Day 5: Mandalay – Mingun – Amarapura – Mandalay (B/L)

After breakfast, you will be transferred for Jetty for a private boat across the river Ayeywarwaddy to visit Mingun. The dedications of King Bodawpaya such as the unfinished Pathodawgyi Pagoda a brick counterpart of pyramid in Egypt and the Mingun Bell, the second largest

Breakfast at the hotel. You will be transferred to Sagaing Jetty to board your one night cruise on RV Paukan. The embarkation times is at 10.00 hrs at SAGAING jetty and enjoy welcome Cocktail in the Saloon. The cast off time is at 10.30 hrs. Lunch will be served at 13.00. Cruise all day. In the late afternoon we stop at Yandabo, a village specialize in Pot-Making, where the peace treaty of the First Anglo-Burmese war was signed on Feb. 24, 1826. Moor overnight near the village of ShweNann Tint.

Day 7: Bagan arrive (B/L)

Early in the morning, the cruise proceeds downriver to Bagan. After breakfast (if time permits) we visit another typical river village. Enjoy the sunrise near Bagan and disembark at Bagan Aye Yar jetty by 9.00 hrs. Upon arrival your guide will be waiting for you to transfer to your hotel in Bagan. You continue take a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes NyaungOo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; KyansitthaUmin; Wet-kyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi colour mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 8: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Bagan (B/L)

After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt.

Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It’s time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort (1hr drive) for lunch. The restaurant offers a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, you will stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Overnight stay in Bagan.

Day 9: Bagan – Fly to Yangon (B/L)

This morning, you will experience the unrivalled majesty of thousands of ancient temples drifting below you in style, comfort and safety by “Balloons over Bagan” (optional at USD 300$ per person and pay by your own fee) and return to your hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, we will visit Phwarsaw village to learn the simple life style of people. There you will see traditional ways of hand loom weaving and daily life of the people. This evening, transfer to Nyaung U airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 10: Yangon Departure (B/L)

After breakfast at hotel, visit by car to Karaweik - a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Shwedagon Pagoda and proceed to visit Chaukhtutgyi Reclining Buddha Image and there you see the sparse pilgrims in silence. Also we will stop by at nearby monastery to learn about the life of Buddhist monk in Myanmar. Continue to National Museum where much of collections are displayed showcasing the culture, the people and glorious history of Myanmar including the Lion Throne. This afternoon, you will visit BogyokeAung San (Scott) market famous for its colonial architecture and inner cobblestone streets. It is one of the major bazaars in Yangon and built in 1926 by the British. You can buy from a simple Myanmar slipper to a jewelry crown there. In the evening, you will be transferred to Yangon International airport for your return international departure flight. (OR free morning until your departure time.) ATtravel [103]


Day 2: Yagon – Golden Rock (Kyaikhtyo) (B/L)

MYANMAR HIGHLIGHT TOURS

After breakfast at hotel, drive to Kyaikhtiyo, 160 km down south of Yangon to visit Golden Rock a small Pagoda, insignificant in size but unique in its position. The small stupa sits on top of a massive rock which is completely covered with gold leaf and delicately balanced on the edge of the cliff. Upon arrival at base camp, leave your private car and proceed to the next camp, called Yathetaung, by special open truck, about an hour’s mountain drive. Take a light trek to the summit or you may sit on the easy-chair (own expense) carried by four men. Stop by at the roadside shops to view some unusual products that come from the jungle. At summit, marvel the sunset on hilltop and watch the evening activities at the shrine of the local pilgrimages before descent trek to your Hotel for overnight. Overnight at the hotel in Kyaikhtiyo.

Day 3: Kyaikhityo – Bago – Yagon (B/L)

Yangon Stop-over 04 Days TOUR ROUTE: Yangon - Golden Rock – Bago - Yangon

Tour code: AT-MT02

After breakfast, leave your hotel to take a downhill ride by special open truck to the base camp where your private car is awaiting for you. Drive back to Yangon via Bago. On the way, visit the cashew nut, rubber plantation and the nearby an orphanage house. Make a short visit of Bago town tour including Kyatkatwine Monastery where monks study Buddhist scripture; local market; Shwetharlyaung, 55 meters long reclining Buddha Image and Shwemawdaw Pagoda, its spire is even taller than the great Shwedagon Pagoda. Return to Yangon through rural landscape of rice fields and small villages. We will also visit World War II War Cemetery, dedicated to the 27,000 Commonwealth Forces who died in Burma. Overnight stay in Yangon.

Day 4: Yangon Departure (B) Day 1: Yagon arrive and sightseeing (D)

Arrive at Yangon international airport where you will be welcomed by your English speaking local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. (If the room is not ready, proceed for Yangon sightseeing.) After refreshment at hotel, enjoy a walk through downtown Yangon where most of the colonial buildings such as city hall, Mahabandoola Park, high court and telegraphic office are holding an elegant beauty of Yangon. You will be stopover at the Strand Hotel and feel the warmth and atmosphere [104] ATtravel

of British era. Continue visiting to Pansoedan jetty serving locals living across the Yangon River. In the evening, you visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz. It is a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. After visiting Shwedagon pagoda, transfer to your hotel and overnight stay in Yagon.

After breakfast at hotel, visit by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Shwedagon Pagoda and proceed to visit Chaukhtutgyi Reclining Buddha Image and there you see the sparse pilgrims in silence. Also we will stop by at nearby monastery to learn about the life of Buddhist monk in Myanmar. Continue to National Museum where much of collections are displayed showcasing the culture, the people and glorious history of Myanmar including the Lion Throne. In the afternoon, you are free time and transferred to the airport for departure flight. ATtravel [105]


at the Strand Hotel and feel the warmth and atmosphere of British era. Continue visiting to Pansoedan jetty serving locals living across the Yangon River. In the evening, you visit to the magnificent Shwedagon Pagoda of Rudyard Kipling fame and one of Myanmar’s most sacred places. The massive bell shaped stupa is plated with gold and the tip of the stupa is set with diamonds and rubies, sapphires and topaz - a stunning sight as the sun sets and a most fitting place to begin our trip in this “Golden Land”. You are transferred to the hotel for overnight stay in Yangon.

MYANMAR HIGHLIGHT TOURS

Day 2: Yangon – Fly to Bagan (B/L)

Bagan Stop-over 05 Days

Tour code: AT-MT03

TOUR ROUTE: Yangon – Bagan – Mt. Popa – Yangon Day 1: Yangon arrive and sightseeing (D)

Arrive at Yangon international airport where you will be welcomed by your English speaking local tour guide and transferred to your hotel. (If the room is not ready, proceed for Yangon sightseeing.) After refreshment at hotel, enjoy a walk through downtown Yangon where most of the colonial buildings such as city hall, Mahabandoola Park, high court and telegraphic office are holding an elegant beauty of Yangon. You are stopover

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This morning we head for the airport to get the early morning flight to Bagan. Check into the hotel and depart for a sightseeing excursion around the Bagan Archaeological Zone World Heritage Area. A comprehensive exploration of Bagan includes NyaungOo market; Shwezigon Pagoda, the prototype of later Myanmar stupas; KyansitthaUmin; Wetkyi-inn Gubyaukgyi Temple with exquisite mural painting of 13th century and Htilominlo Temple. In the afternoon, after a visit to lacquer ware workshops; continue to Manuha Temple built by exile King Manuha; Nanphaya, said to have been the residence of King Manuha; Ananda Temple, architectural masterpiece and Oak-Kyaung monastery decorated with multi color mural paintings. Enjoy the breathtaking sunset from one of the temple of Bagan. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 3: Bagan Sightseeing (B/L)

This morning, experience the unrivalled majesty of thousands of ancient temples drifting below you in style, comfort and safety by “Balloons over Bagan” (optional at USD 300$ per person pay by your own fee) and return to your hotel for breakfast. In the afternoon, we will visit Phwarsaw village to learn the simple life style of people. There you will see traditional ways of hand loom weaving and daily life of the people. This evening, enjoy a pleasant boat ride on Ayeyarwaddy River while the golden rays setting over Bagan temples. Overnight at the hotel in Bagan.

Day 4: Bagan – Mt. Popa – Fly to Yangon (B/L)

This morning, we will be watching sunrise over Bagan and back to hotel for breakfast. After breakfast at hotel, we head to Mt. Popa about 48 km south east of Bagan. Mt. Popa, known as the abode of Nats (spirits) - a collection of 37 magical spirits both feared and honoured by some Myanmar people and the nat museum, which houses 37 life-size nat statues sculpted from teak. It’s time to climb for 777 steps to the summit. Proceed to Popa Mountain Resort (1hr drive) for lunch. The restaurant offers a great view to the Popa summit that stands straight from the central plain. After lunch, return drive back to Bagan. On the way back, enroute stop at village cottage industry to learn the regional product as well as to watch the collection of juice from the palm trees, and its conversion to brown sugar. Proceed to Nyaung U airport and fly back to Yangon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and overnight at the hotel in Yangon.

Day 5: Yangon Departure (B)

After breakfast at hotel, visit by car to Karaweik, a royal barge for fantastic photo shot along the “pilgrims” causeway across the Royal Lake with stunning views of Shwedagon Pagoda and proceed to visit Chaukhtutgyi Reclining Buddha Image and there you see the sparse pilgrims in silence. Also we will stop by at nearby monastery to learn about the life of Buddhist monk in Myanmar. Continue to National Museum where much of collections are displayed showcasing the culture, the people and glorious history of Myanmar including the Lion Throne. In the afternoon, you are free time and transferred to the airport for departure flight. End of tour service. ATtravel [107]


VIETNAM T HOTELS & RESORTS

he standard of accommodation in Vietnam is comfortable and elegant. In the main tourist areas the range caters to all budgets. We can divide into 05 types of level accommodation like hostel, 2 star hotels, 3 star hotels, 4 star hotels and 5 star hotels. Depend on the location, the hotel and resorts can be located in the city center, old quarter, mountain area or beach front. The price of hotel and resort is based on their star level from standard, superior, deluxe to luxury facility in hotel. Generally services are quite good. The staffs are friendly and helpful. Especially you can access free wifi at all most hotel in the center of Vietnam. All hotels charge 10 percent government tax, while top-class establishments also add a service charge (typically 5 percent). These taxes may or may not be included in the room rate, so check to be sure. In addition, breakfast is included in the price of all but the cheapest rooms; in budget places as hotel or 2 star hotels it will consist of little more than bread with jam or cheese and a cup of tea or coffee, while those splashing out a little more may be greeted by a gigantic morning buffet. Please contact us to book hotel or resort. We make a contract agreement with all hotels and resort in Vietnam and we offer clients best hotel service and price which included tax, service charge and daily breakfast.

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Address: 1 Le Thanh Tong Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in the city centre and closed to the old quarter. Facility: Meeting room, spa, restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool, business center. Accommodation: With 269 luxury room and are designed with comfort and convenience in mind; providing a place to unwind or to catch up on work. The room are equipped Air Conditioning, Bathrobe, Complimentary Beverage, Connecting Rooms (if need), Non-Smoking, Roll-in Shower, TV-Cable, Thermostat (adjustable), Work Desk with Adjustable Lamp. Website: www3.hilton.com

PULL MAN HOTEL 5*

Address: 40 Cat Linh Street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in the center. Facility: Meeting room, spa, restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool, business center. Accommodation: With 240 rooms are spacious and comfortable. All rooms are equipped with a 32” LCD TV, work area, bathtub and complimentary selection of soft drinks from the minibar. Website: www.pullman-hanoi.com

SOFITEL LEGEND METROPOLE HANOI 5*

PAN PACIFIC HANOI HOTEL 5*

INTERCONTINENTAL HANOI WEST LAKE 5*

HANOI JW MARRIOTT HOTEL 5*

MELIA HOTEL 5*

SILK PATH BOUTIQUE HANOI HOTEL 4*

Location: 15 Ngo Quyen Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in the center and near down town. Facility: Meeting room, spa, restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool, business center. Accommodation: The hotel has 364 rooms and suites, in which the original grandeur was preserved in the historical Metropole Wing, whereas the Opera Wing offers neo-classic elegance. All accommodations are equipped with Sofitel’s MyBed, broadband Internet, LCD, and DVD player and luxury bathroom amenities. Website: www.sofitel.com

Location: 5 Tu Hoa Street, Tay Ho District, Hanoi, Vietnam. 7 minutes by bus to downtown. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, bar, meeting room, fitness center, spa, business center, wifi. Accommodation: Our 293 elegantly appointed guestrooms and suites are cloaked in a tranquil residential setting. The room is equipped 32inch LCD television, Cable television channels, Deep soaking bathtub with separate walk-in rain shower, Marble topped double vanities, Wooden floor, Deluxe balcony furniture, Refreshment center. Website: www.hanoi.intercontinental.com

Location: 44 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in the city center and 3 minutes by bus to downtown. Facility: Restaurant and bar, fitness center, meeting room, spa, live music band, shop, swimming pool, wifi. Accommodation: with 306 rooms from deluxe to suite with elegant design and equipped modern facility in room include: TV, Wifi, mina bar, bath room and amenities, sofa, IDD telephone, window view to street. Website: www.melia.com

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Location: 1 Thanh Nien Street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in the city center and next a beautiful lake. Accommodation: With 273 elegantly furnished rooms and suites, which boast breathtaking views of West Lake, Truc Bach Lake and the Red River. The room is equipped LCD television with local and cable channels, wifi, Tea and coffee making facilities, Complimentary bottled mineral water, fully stocked minibar, safety box, bathroom and amenities. Website: www.panpacific.com

Location: No 8 Do Duc Duc Road, Me Tri Ward, South Tu Liem District Hanoi Vietnam. It is located in city and 15 minutes by bus to center. Facility: Meeting room, spa, restaurant, fitness center, swimming pool, business center Accommodation: With 450 rooms which are designed elegant and modern. The room are equipped Bath and Bathroom Features, Marble bathroom, Bathtub with spray jets, Bathtub and shower separate, Lighted makeup mirror, Bathroom amenities (Aromatherapy Associates), chair, safety box, desk, coffee maker, mini bar. Website: www.marriott.com

Location: 21 Hang KHay Street, Hanoi, Vietnam. Located in the old quarter. Facility: Restaurant, spa, business center. Accommodation: With more than 65 rooms, all rooms are carefully curated antique wooden furnishings feature throughout the French’s 19th century architecture, along with state-of-the-art technology, creating a signature style that strikes the perfect balance between classicism and modernity. Room is equipped bathrooms, minibar, safety box, IDD telephone. Website: www.silkpathhotel.com ATtravel [111]

LIST OF HOTELS IN HANOI

HILTON HANOI OPERA 5*

LIST OF HOTELS IN HANOI


Address: Nguyen Quang Bich St., Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, spa, fitness center, movie, meeting room. Accommodation: 50 rooms designed tenets of simplicity and chic elegance. The room is equipped FREE Wireless internet access, Dual split-type Air-conditioning, 32’’ flat screen TV with cable program, IDD telephone, Electronic safe deposit box, Refrigerator & Minibar, Writing desk & reading lamp, Tea bags & coffee making facilities, Bathroom with standing shower, Weighing scale, Hair-dryer & Bathroom Amenities. Website: www.hanoilasiestahotel.com

GOLDEN SILK BOUTIQUE 4*

Location: 109-111 Hang Gai Street, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi, Viet Nam. Facility: Restaurant, spa, fitness center, meeting room. Accommodation: With 55 rooms from deluxe to suite. All the rooms are equipped Safety Deposit Box, Air Conditioning, Desk, Soundproofing, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Clothes rack, Shower, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Free toiletries, Toilet, Bathroom, Slippers, Telephone, Satellite Channels, Cable Channels, Flat-screen TV, Tea/Coffee Maker, Minibar, Refrigerator, Electric kettle, Wake-up service. Website: www.goldensilkhotel.com

SUNWAY HOTEL HANOI 4*

Location: 19 Pham Dinh Ho St., Hai Ba Trung Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa, meeting room, swimming pool and wifi. Accommodation: With 145 spacious and well-appointed rooms offer you every comfort during stay. All room is equipped with modern amenities and complementary like Tea/ Coffee making facilities, two (02) bottles of mineral water per day in the room, Complimentary WIFI and Cable Internet access in room, Complimentary use of Hotel’s Gym, Sauna and Steam Bath, Amenities include a in-room safe deposit box, hair-dryer, and telephone, Wide selection of International cable TV channels. Website: www.hanoi.sunwayhotels.com

ESSENCE HANOI HOTEL & SPA 3*

Address: 22 Ta Hien St., Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Dist., Hanoi, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and spa. Accommodation: with more than 30 boutique rooms. All rooms are equipped wifi access with a Laptop in each room, 32’’ flat screen TV with cable program, IDD telephone, Electronic safe deposit box. Bathrobes and slippers, Coffee table and armchair, Tea bags & coffee making facilities, Alarm clock, Bathroom with bathtub & shower, Weighing scale, Hair-dryer & Bathroom Amenities. Website: www.essencehanoihotel.com

HANOI ELEGANCE RUBY HOTEL 3*

Location: 03 Yen Thai Str, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Dist, Hanoi, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and spa. Accommodation: 18 rooms equipped dual split-type Air-conditioning, LCD television with cable, IDD telephone, Electronic safe deposit box, Refrigerator & Minibar, Writing desk & Dressing table, FREE Wireless internet access with a Laptop, Tea bags & coffee making facilities, Security peephole, Bathroom with standing glass shower, Hair-dryer & Bathroom Amenities. Website: www.elegancehospitality.com

GOLDEN SUN VILLA HOTEL 3*

Address: 68 Hang Trong - Hoan Kiem - Hanoi – Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, bar and spa Accommodation: The hotel has 35 rooms and well appointed rooms including: deluxe double/twin rooms, junior suite rooms and three interconnecting rooms to fit families with teenagers. All rooms have either a big external window or city view and are all equipped with modern bathrooms, daily free bottles of mineral water, seasonal fresh fruits, a mini-bar, daily stocked amenities and bathroom with soft and fresh towels and flowers. Enjoy our quiet, spacious rooms with incredibly soft pillows and bedding where you can relax after a long day of sightseeing. Website: www.goldensunhotel.com

ORIENTAL CENTRAL HOTEL 3*

Address: No 39 Hang Bac Str, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant and spa. Accommodation: With 25 rooms equipped air conditioning, Alarm clock/radio, Bathroom with shower, Electricity adapters, Hair dryer, In-house movies, Internet WiFi access in room, Mini bar, Non-smoking rooms available, Shower, TV – cable/satellite, TV. Website: www.orientalcentralhotel.com

LA DOLCE VITA HANOI 3*PLUS

Address: 53 Hang Bo Street, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa, meeting room, wifi. Accommodation: With 53 rooms clean and comfortable. All rooms are equipped air-conditioner, Satellite, International phone, Mini –bar, Hot water, Hairdryer, Kettle, 2 free bottles of water. Website: www.ladolcevita-hotel.com

HANOI MERACUS HOTEL 2/ 3*

Location: 32 Hang Trong st., Hoan Kiem, Hanoi Facility: Sapa and Restaurant. Accommodation: With 13 elegant rooms. Meracus 2 features modern guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and daily fruits, hardwood floors and air conditioning, all guest rooms come equipped with a flat-screen TV, personal safe, laptop and minibar. The private bathroom has a bathtub and/ or standing shower. Webiste: www.meracushotels.com

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HANOI LA SIESTA HOTEL TRENDY 4*


Facility: Spa, restaurant, kayak, sundeck Accommodation: Feature 22 spacious cabin, restaurant, lounge and two special Jasmine Suites with their own jacuzzi & balcony for uninterrupted views of the bay. The cabin is equipped Bath robe, Electric shaver outlet, Fire extinguisher, Hair dryer, In-house phone, Life vests, Safety box, Slippers, Stand shower. Website: www.jasminecruises.com

GINGER CRUISE HALONG BAY 5*

Facility: Restaurant, spa, sundeck and kayak Accommodation: With 10 deluxe cabins, the cruise features three decks that house an elegant restaurant, two bars, a small library, and a massage room-plus ten luxurious sleeping cabins. With so much space, passengers can truly unwind and enjoy the bay’s magnificent scenery. The cabin is equipped Bath robe, Electric shaver outlet, Fire extinguisher, Hair dryer, In-house phone, Life vests, Safety box, Slippers, Stand shower. Website:ww.jasminecruises.com

SIGNATURE HALONG CRUISE 5*

VICTORY STAR CRUISE 5*

PARADISE CRUISE 5*

SYRENA CRUISE 4*

STAR LIGHT CRUISE 5*

PALOMA CRUISE 4*

Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa, kayak Accommodation: With 12 luxury cabin on boat. All rooms are equipped contemporary and graceful decorations, hand crafted wooden furniture including working desks, wardrobes, and luggage shelves, high quality wooden beds, comfortable mattress, soft pillows, crisp bed linen, and nice warm blankets, In-room personal safe box, LCD Samsung 32 inches TV, modern remote controlled air-conditioning, fully stocked Mini bar, hair-dryer, electric kettle, clothes hangers, laundry bag, slippers, toiletries, exceptionally clean private bathroom, hot water, bath-tub, soft fluffy Towels, fruit baskets, daily changes of bed sheets, blankets, pillows, bath and face towels, laundry and dry-cleaning service. Website: www.signaturehalongcruise.com Facility: Restaurant, spa, kayak and sundeck Accommodation: The 04 Paradise Luxury cruises offer 68 luxurious cabins and suites. The room is equipped Central air-conditioning adjustable individually, En-Suite Bathrooms, Hair-Dryer, Toilet, Complimentary toiletries, Slippers, Bath linen, Personal safe, Complimentary mineral water, Wardrobe, Life jackets, Fire Extinguisher, Emergency Hammers. Website: www.paradisecruise.com

Facility: Restaurant, spa, kayak, sundeck Accommodation: The cruise features 32 luxury cabins, all fully equipped, and offering the most magnificent and expansive views of the Bay—definitely some of the most breathtaking scenery you will ever lay eyes on. The cabin is equipped Bath robe, Electric shaver outlet, Fire extinguisher / Smoke detector, Hair dryer, In-house phone, Life vests, Private Jacuzzi, Safety box, Slippers, Stand shower, Stocked mini-bar/ snack, TV with plugged-in USB, Wardrobe. Website: www.starlightcruiseshalong.com

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Facility: Restaurant and bar, kayak, sundeck and spa Accommodation: Cruise owner has 03 cruises which contain 32 cabins, 24 cabins and 2 cabins. All cabins are modern and comfortable specificities. The cabin is Wooden Walls and Floor, Bay view windows, Air conditioner, Inter-telephone, Slippers, Mini Fridge, Bath room, Hair-dryer, Hot/Cold water 24/24 , Fire Alarm System, Fire extinguishers. Website: www.victoryhalong.com

Facility: Spa, restaurant, kayak, sundeck Accommodation: The Syrena Cruises fleet of 2 ships offers a total of 34 luxury cabins & suites accommodating a total of 68 passengers for Halong Bay cruises or hosted events (weddings, corporate retreats, incentives, meetings, conferences, etc.) The cabin is equipped Individual Air Conditioning, slipper, bath bath amenity, mini bar, safety box, hair dryer, some sensor system. Website: www.syrenacruises.com

Facility: Restaurant, spa, kayak, sundeck Accommodation: The cruise offer 22 cabin view to the stunning Halong Bay. All rooms are equipped Hair-dryer, 02 bottle of mineral water, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Shower cabin, Slippers, Toilet, Life vests, Bathroom amenities, Fire extinguishers, Umbrella / Raincoat at reception. Website: www.palomacruise.com

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JASMINE CRUISE 5*

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ORIENTAL SAILS 3*

Facility: Spa, restaurant and bar, sundeck and kayak Accommodation: The owner of cruise has 04 Junks is designed in the style of the traditional sailing boats and was the first small deluxe one-cabin junk in Halong Bay. It is an ideal option for a couple on a romantic trip. The room is equipped hair-dryer, 02 bottle of mineral water, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Shower cabin, Slippers, Toilet, Life vests, Bathroom amenities, Fire extinguishers, Umbrella / Raincoat at reception. Website: www.indochina-junk.com

Facility: Spa, restaurant, sundeck and kayak Feature: Oriental Sails features 18 deluxe cabins of traditional style combined with modern facilities and comfort. The junk boasts rattan & wooden furnishings, a multitude of windows for amazing views from the inside, and a panoramic sundeck allowing different activities with the beauty of Halong Bay as a backdrop. The rooms are equipped Individually controlled Air-Conditioning, Hot and Cold Shower, Complimentary Bottled Water, In-house Slippers, Toiletries, Fire Extinguisher, Hair dryer, Life Jackets. Website: www.orientalsails.com

EMOTION CRUISE 4*

CALYPSO CRUISE 3*

Facility: Spa, restaurant and bar, sundeck and kayak Accommodation: Features 28 air conditioned cabins, with private bathrooms and facilities similar to a boutique style hotel. The cabin offer High-quality wooden and bamboo décor, Air –condition, Fresh flowers, In-house Telephone, Mini bar with Drink, Safety box, Wooden wardrobe, Indochina pictures, Safety Equipment and Life Vests. Website: www.halong-emotion.com

Facility: Restaurant, spa, sundeck and kayak Accommodation: Features 12 deluxe cabins all finely equipped and exposed to the widest view of the bay as well as wide range of recreational activities in the spectacular scenery of the Bay. The rooms are equipped Individually controlled Air-Conditioning, Hot and Cold Shower, Complimentary Bottled Water, In-house Slippers, Toiletries, Fire Extinguisher, Hair dryer, Life Jackets. Website: www.calypsohalongcruise.com

LEGEND WHITE DOLPHINE CRUISE 4*

ACLASS CRUISE 3*

Facility: Restaurant, bar, kayak and sundeck Accommodation: The cruise has 03 luxury cabins with fully amenities. 30 sqm rooms: individually control air – conditioning, slippers, and glass standing shower, hot water, toilet, bathroom amenities and comfortable Queen Size Bed. The cruise can organize special event from 2 to 8 peoples. Website: www.whitedolphincruises.com

Facility: Restaurant, spa, kayak and dundeck Accommodation: A boat built in traditional and elegant style with 12 cabins offer spacious and comfortable accommodation. Equipped Air-conditioner, Safety box, Private bathroom with full of amenities and Hot standing shower. FOC 2 bottled waters. Website: www.aclassoperacruise.com

V’SPRIT CRUISE 3*

RED DRAGON CRUISE 3*

Facility: Restaurant, spa, kayak and sundeck Accommodation: 12 deluxe cabins which are designed in the time-honored traditional style, but with contemporary. The rooms are equipped Individually controlled Air-Conditioning, Hot and Cold Shower, Complimentary Bottled Water, In-house Slippers, Toiletries, Fire Extinguisher, Hair dryer, Life Jackets. Website: www.vspiritcruises.com

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Facility: Restaurant, spa, kayak and sundeck Accommodation: Red Dragon likes an ancient junk boat in China, with 5 deluxe cabin and 2 decks. The cabin is equipped hair-dryer, 02 bottle of mineral water, Individual controller air-conditioning, Mini bar, Shower cabin, Slippers, Toilet, Life vests, Bathroom amenities, Fire extinguishers, Umbrella / Raincoat at reception. Website: www.indochina-junk.com

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L’AMOUR JUNK 4*


Location: 160 Road, Halong City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, meeting room, spa, fitness center, swimming pool. Accommodation: with 214 rooms are elegance redefined in a powerful contrast of colours and design. Clean lines, soft elements, intricate wood latticework and spacious yet intimate spaces. All rooms, with panoramic bay windows, look out to either the picturesque bay or city view. The room is equipped Air Conditioner, TV with Cable/Satellite Channels, IDD Telephone, In-room Safe Deposit Box, Minibar- 2 complimentary bottles of water, Complimentary high speed Internet access with both WIFI and cable , Tea and coffee making facilities. Website: www.novotelhalong.com.vn

STAR CITY HALONG BAY 4*

Location: Halong Road, Bai Chay City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, spa, swimming pool, restaurant, meeting room Accommodation: The hotel comprises 152 luxurious rooms. The emphasis point of the hotel is professional design and exquisite decorations that would attract guest’s right at the first sight about luxurious comfort. The room is equipped Air Conditioner, TV with Cable/Satellite Channels, IDD Telephone, In-room Safe Deposit Box, Minibar- 2 complimentary bottles of water, Complimentary high speed Internet access with both WIFI and cable , Tea and coffee making facilities. Website: www.starcityhalongbay.com

HALONG PLAZA HOTEL 4*

VINPEARL HALONG BAY RESORT 5*

Location: Dao Reu Island, Halong Bay, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa, swimming pool, fitness center, kid club, spa, meeting room, gym, water sport Accommodation: With 384 rooms offers a selection of guest rooms and suites with the highest international standards of comfort and the latest modern facilities. All guest rooms have private balcony or a terrace with views overlooking Ha Long Bay or the lush tropical gardens and surrounding pools. The room is equipped mini bar, safety box, Ti, wifi, bath room. Website: www.vinpearl.com

SAIGON HALONG HOTEL 4*

Location: 168 Halong Road, Halong City, Vietnam Facility: Swimming pool, restaurant and bar, Sapa, meeting room, Accommodation: With 05 villas and 205 rooms in the main 15-story splendid building including 88 Superior rooms overlooking the city and mountain, 104 Deluxe rooms and 13 Suites with private balcony overlooking the Ha Long bay. All room is equipped Electronic Card key system, IDD telephone service (International Direct Dialing), Executive writing desk with chair, Central air conditioner and heater with individual temperature control, Lights/Clock, In room safety deposit box, Tea & coffee making facilities, Fully stocked mini bar and refrigerator, Bathroom with private bath tub and shower, telephone, hairdryer, shaver outlet (220 volts) and mist free mirror, SCTV Digital TV with 133 channels including 25 HD channels. Website: www.saigonhalonghotel.com [118] ATtravel

Location: No 8, Halong Road, Halong City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, fitness center, meeting room Accommodation: All 200 rooms and suites are stylishly furnished with modern and luxurious facilities, especially designed for scenic views of Halong Bay and Bai Chay Bridge and feature the following amenities: Wifi internet, IDD telephone, master control system, large working desk with chair, In-room safety deposit box, mini bar, Complimentary coffee and tea-making facilities, Satellite LCD TV, Music channel, Central air-conditioner & heater, Alarm clock, Weight scales, Shoehorn, Clothes brush, Bathrobe, Slippers and Key card door locking system. Website: www.halongplaza.com

HALONG PARADISE SUITE HOTEL 3* PLUS

Location: Tuan Chau Island, Halong Bay City, Vietnam (2 km by road far from the city) Facility: Restaurant, spa, wifi, shop Accommodation: Paradise Suites Hotel is the very first luxury boutique hotel on the shores of Halong Bay. All room is equipped Air conditioner / heater, Iron / Ironing facilities, Hair-dryer, Wardrobe / storage space, Telephone, Alarm Clock, Table / desk, Satellite TV, Complimentary mineral water, En-suite Bathroom / Bath towels / Bathrobes, Seating area, Safety deposit box, Mini bar / Tea and 
coffee amenities / Electric kettle, Shower toiletries. Website: www.halongparadisesuites.com

ASEAN HALONG HOTEL 3* PLUS

Location: Bai Chay Read, Halong City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, fitness center, meeting room. Accommodation: The hotel consists of 101 guest rooms, 68 seaview rooms and 33 mountain rooms. All room is equipped IDD telephone, Wifi, tables and chairs work, cental air conditioning, safety box, mini bar bathroom with bathtub, shower, shaver, bathrobe, hair dryer, shampoo, shower gel and free fuit basket. Website: www.aseanhalonghotel.com

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NOVOTEL HALONG BAY 4*

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Location: Dong Loi Road, Sapa Town, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, meeting room Accommodation: 82 tastefully appointed guest rooms and suites with breathtaking view of the surrounding mountains and terraced rice fields. All room is equipped free wifi, cable & Satellite TV, Personal safe, coffee & tea making facilities, mini bar, bathroom toiletries, hairdryer, bathrobe & bedroom slippers, iron & ironing board, IDD telephone & voicemail facility, emergency torchlight. Website: www.amazinghotel.com.vn

BOUTIQUE SAPA HOTEL 3*

Location: 041 Fansipan Street, Sapa, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, bar, spa Accommodation: A majority of our 25 rooms include balconies with views of Fansipan peak and either the colorful Fansipan Street, or the Muong Hoa Valley and Sapa town. The room is equipped 32’’ plat screen TV connected to Satellite, refreshments, vanity counter, a tea table and chair at the rooms, hair dryer, a tea and chairs on balcony. Website: www.boutiquesapahotel.com

VICTORIA SAPA 4*

ROYAL VIEW SAPA HOTEL 3*

CHAU LONG HOTEL 4*

BAMBOO SAPA HOTEL 3*

Location: Xuan Vien Street, Sapa, Vietnam Facility: Swimming pool, restaurant and bar, spa, fitness center, meeting room. Accommodation: Victoria Sapa Resort & Spa, built in the style of a traditional chalet in perfect harmony with the natural scenery. This stone & wood construction blends seamlessly with surrounding environment, overlooking Indochina’s highest peak, Mount Fanxipan. Hotel has 74 rooms and suite, all room equipped with minibar, air conditioner, bath room, safety box. Website: www.victoriahotels.asia

Location: 24 Dong Loi Street, Sapa Town, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, meeting room, spa, indoor swimming pool, indoor game, shop. Accommodation: 65 rooms and suites with balconies that provide spectacular views of the Fansipan Moutain and Muong Hoa valley. All rooms are equipped working desk, bath tub & shower, safety box, hair dryer, IDD call, mini bar, color TV , heater, ceiling fan. Website: www.chaulonghotel.com

Location: 034 Cau May Street, Sapa Town, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa Accommodation: 63 rooms and suits. All rooms are equipped with work desk, mini bar, TV, direct dial telephone, Coffee facilities, heater and hair dryer; bath room is equipped with toilet, bathtub and wall shower, hot water hand basin, mirror, bathroom slippers and amenities. Website: www.royalviewsapa.vn

Location: 18 Muong Hoa Road, Sapa Town, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa Accommodation: with 65 rooms view to the mountain and sapa town, All rooms are equipped with work desk, mini bar, TV, direct dial telephone, Coffee facilities, heater and hair dryer; bath room is equipped with toilet, bathtub and wall shower, hot water hand basin, mirror, bathroom slippers and amenities. Website: www.bamboosapahotel.com.vn

U SAPA HOTEL & RESORT 4*

Location: 8 Cau May Street, Sapa, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, bar, library, fitness center Accommodation: Hotel has 57 rooms and suites, offers deluxe amenities including bathrobes, slippers, hair dryer, coffee/tea making facilities, mini-bar, individual controlled air/heater, IDD telephone, LCD television with satellite feed and deluxe channels, Wi-Fi internet access in room and safety box. Website: www.uhotelsresorts.co

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AMAZING SAPA HOTEL 4*

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Location: 130 Minh Mang Road, Hue, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa Accommodation: The resort embodies the subtle connection of traditional stylish and modern art concept. With 99 rooms and suites equipped two private balconies, individually controlled AC, heater, satellite television with 25 channels, individual safe deposit box, IDD telephone, mini bar, writing desk, hair-dryer, alarm clock, in-room coffee, tea set & electronic water pot, slippers, bathtub, bathrobes, daily flowers & fruits, 24 hour room service, turn-down service, free wifi. Website: www.pilgrimagevillage.com

BANYAN TREE LANG CO BEACH 5*

Location: Cu Du Village, Loc Vinh Commune, Phu Loc District, Thua Thien Hue Province, Vietnam Facility: Private beach, swimming pool, restaurant, spa, meeting room, gym, water sport, gallery and meeting room. Accommodation: The resort has 49 luxury villas with private pool, all room is equipped TV, timber sundeck, Wifi, coffee and tea makig facilities, hairdryer and dressing robes. Website: www.banyantree.com

IMPERIAL HOTEL 5*

ANA MANDARA HUE 5*

LA RESIDENCE 5*

MIDTOWN HOTEL 4*

INDOCHINE PALACE 5*

PARK VIEW HOTEL 4*

Location: 8 Hung Vuong Street, Hue City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, meeting room, Accommodation: The hotel features 195 spacious and comfortable rooms including 168 Deluxe rooms (36 sqm), 20 Junior Suites (46sqm), 3 Apartments (58sqm), 3 Imperial Suites(80sqm) and 1 Presidential Suite (160sqm). All guest rooms are well equipped with modern facilities wifi, safety box, mini bar, bathroom, wifi, IDD telephone, TV. Website: www.imperial-hotel.com.vn

Location: 5 Le Loi Street, Hue City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, meeting room. Accommodation: With 122 rooms and suites, La RĂŠsidence Hue Hotel & Spa, MGallery by Sofitel is truly a boutique hotel. Great care has been taken to preserve the charm, comfort and atmosphere of a classic colonial villa. All guest rooms are well equipped with modern facilities Shower or bathtub, Tea & coffee-making facilities, non-smoking room, babycot available (complimentary). Website: www.la-residence-hue.com

Location: 105 Hung Vuong Street, Hue City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, meeting room. Accommodation: The hotel has 168 rooms, spacious room designed in Indochine opulence and along the subdued elegance of a Noble House. The marble floor guides you to the main room, passing a spacious cupboard hidden behind a mirror. All guest rooms are well equipped with modern facilities wifi, safety box, mini bar, bathroom, wifi, IDD telephone, Tv. Website: www.indochinepalace.com

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Location: Thuan An Town, Hue Province, Vietnam Facility: Beach, restaurant and bar, spa, fitness center, meeting room, swimming pool. Accommodation: With 78 accommodations, comprising 48 Deluxe Rooms, 6 Duplex Suites, 20 Beach Villas and 4 Pool Villas. All villas and rooms are designed with the most modern and complete facilities. The luxury refinements include air condition, flatscreen TV with 54 channel cable television, DVD player, complimentary WIFI, safety box, private balcony, IDD telephone, mini bar, in-room coffee and tea set, electronic water pot, hair-dryer, bathrobes and slippers, bathtub and shower. Website: www.anamandarahue-resort.com

Location: 29 Doi Cung Street, Hue City, Vietnam Facility: restaurant, bar, massage & sauna, swimming pool, meeting room. Accommodation: With the modern design, suitable luxurious equipment system and adequate services: restaurants, sky bar, massage & sauna, swimming pool, multi-function meeting rooms and so on; Midtown Hotel Hue strives to offer its guests the most enjoyable stay and meet every anticipated needs. Website: www.midtownhotelhue.com

Location: 9 Ngo Quyen, Hue City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, swimming pool, fitness center, meeting room, spa, Accommodation: The hotel has 119 rooms include superior, deluxe and suites. All room is equipped Air conditioner, IDD telephone, electronic safety box, mini-Bar, telephone extension in bathroom, tea / coffee making facilities, internet access, LCD Cable, TV, kimono, wardrobe, balcony or big window, bath room Website: www.parkviewhotelhue.com

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PILGRIMAGE VILLAGE HUE 5*

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SAIGON MORIN HUE HOTEL 4*

Location: 30 Le Loi Street, Hue City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, indoor game, meeting room, wifi. Accommodation: Hue with 180 well-equipped guest rooms and Suites. Featuring the French colonial style, the hotel provides the professional services. The room is equipped coffee Maker in room, telephone, cable / Satellite TV, working Desk, iron / Ironing Board (upon request), safety box, tea & Coffee, mineral water, welcome Fruit, daily Maid Service, bathrobe provided. Website: www.morinhotel.com.vn

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MOONLIGHT HUE HOTEL 4*

Location: 15 Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Hue City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, fitness center, wifi, kid club, gym. Accommodation: Offering 90 luxury rooms and suites which feature either a king or queen size bed, an executive work area and spacious bathroom with either city or river views and decorated with handcrafted furniture, wooden floors, the finest fabrics and private balconies. All room is equipped One bathroom with bathtub or stand up, rain shower, make-up mirror, hair dryer, luxury thick bathrobes and slippers, 2-way airflow conditioner, LED TV with national/international channels, writing desk, telephone, mini bar. Website: www.moonlighthue.com

SCARLETT BOUTIQUE HOTEL 3*

PULCHRA RESORT DA NANG 5*

JASMINE HUE HOTEL 3*

PULL MAN DANANG RESORT 5*

Location: 17/1 Ben Nghe street, Hue City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa Accommodation: The Scarlett Boutique Hotel has 18 rooms with all of the modern amenities. Our Boutique Hotel Hue is small enough that we can provide special attention to guests. The room is equipped wireless Internet (complimentary), air-conditioning, direct dial telephone, satellite / cable color TV, safe deposit box in room, daily housekeeping attention, complimentary tea bag and coffee making facilities. Website: www.thescarletthotels.com

Location: 8-10 Tran Phu Street, Hue City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, meeting room, Accommodation: Hotel has 76 rooms. Each room has air-conditioned room is equipped with a cable TV, wifi, fridge and coffee/tea, 2 mineral bottles. Private balconies offer views of either the city or the river. Website: www.jasminehuehotel.com

Location: Lot 22, Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, fitness center, kid club, wifi, beach Accommodation: 31 luxury villages with ocean view or pool view. All room are equipped air conditioner, ceiling fan, bose speaker, mini bar, refrigerator, electric kettle, safety deposit box, telephone, hair dryer, fire extinguisher amenities in-villa coffee, tea, slippers, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel & body lotion, handmade soap, facial cotton, cotton bud, shower cap, tooth brush, tooth paste, hair comb. Website: www.pulchraresorts.com

Location: Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang City, Vietnam Facility: Beach, swimming pool, restaurant, spa, fitness center, WIFI Accommodation: 186 elegantly-appointed guest rooms and cottages, all with private balconies overlooking the beach, infinity pool or tropical gardens. The room is equipped working desk, bathtub, shower, bathrobes and slippers, hair dryer, minibar, multi-channel tv with satellite channels, individually controlled air-conditioning, tea & coffee making facilities, complimentary wi-fi in rooms, complimentary drinking water, in -room safe, ceiling fans. Website: www.pullman-danang.com

VINPEARL DANANG RESORT & VILLAS 5*

Location: Truong Sa street, Hoa Hai ward, Ngu Hanh Son district, Da Nang, Vietnam Facility: Beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room Accommodation: The resort has crafted 200 unique rooms. All rooms are equipped Wifi, LCD TV, wardrobe, iron, mini bar, bathroom with modern amenities and bath tub. Website: www.vinpearl.com

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Location: Vo Nguyen Giap St., Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son Dis., Da Nang City, Vietnam Facility: Beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room. Accommodation: With 280 luxury rooms. Main features within the rooms include: mini- bar, safe, air conditioning, cable TV, free wifi, tea/ coffee facilities, and bathroom with bath/ shower facilities and balcony with sea view. Website: www.olalani.net

BRILLIANT DANANG HOTEL 4*

Location: 162 Bach Danang, Hai Chau District, Danang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, gym, spa, meeting room, karaoke service, wifi. Accommodation: With 102 rooms. All room are equipped with central air conditioning, central hot water system, bathrobes, slippers, fire escape mask, hair dryer, safety box, led television, electronic key card lock, mini bar, coffee/tea maker, complimentary bottled water, idd telephone, alarm clock, lan and wifi access, standing shower. Website: www.brillianthotel.vn

HYATT REGENCY DANANG RESORT AND SPA 5*

Location: 5 Truong Sa St., Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son Dis., Danang, Vietnam Facility: Beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room. Accommodation: With 193 guest rooms, the resort offers 27 private pool villas and 95 residences. All room is equipped balcony, patio, enhanced work desk lighting, universal electrical outlets, work station, robes, marble bath, hairdryer, iron/ironing board, separate toilet area, 24-hour room service, minibar, coffee maker, cable/satellite tv channels, stereo system, dvd player, alarm clock, movie channels, two telephones or more, speakerphone, voicemail, high-speed internet access, universal telephone jack adaptors, individual air conditioning control, ceiling fans, windows that open, 24-hour concierge, private concierge, tour desk, in-room safe, morning newspaper ,crib upon request based on availability, mineral water upon request. Website: www.danang.regency.hyatt.com

OCEAN VILLA DANANNG 5*

Location: Lot A1 Zone of the Villas of - Green Island - Hoa Cuong Bac Hai Chau District, Danang, Vietnam Facility: swimming pool, restaurant and bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room. Accommodation: with 272 rooms all featuring breathtaking ocean, river or mountain views. All room is equipped 20/240 V AC, air conditioning, air conditioning, data port in room, emergency exit map, safe deposit box in room, free in-room mineral water, bathroom doors 32 inches wide, tv with on-screen billing info, remote control tv, wifi in your room, telephone in bathroom, work desk in all rooms, satellite/cable colour tv, manual temperature control, telephone, coffee/tea making facilities, minibar. Website: www.mercure.com

HOLIDAY BEACH DANANG HOTEL 4*

Location: Truong Sa Street, Hoa Hai Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang, Vietnam Facility: Beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, fitness center, spa, wifi , tennis court, golf club and meeting room. Accommodation: The resort has 115 rooms with private plunge pool, fully-equipped kitchen, decadent bedroom and bathroom facilities, internet TV are but some of the fantastic features of these contemporary, spacious villas. Website: www.theoceanvillas.com.vn

Location: My Khe Beach, 300 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, My An Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Danang, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, gym, spa, meeting room, beach, shop, wifi. Accommodation: The hotel has 94 modern rooms and consist in room central air conditioning, Central hot water system, Bathrobes, slippers, Hair dryer, Safety box, LED television, Electronic key card lock, Mini bar, Coffee/tea maker, Complimentary bottled water, IDD telephone, WiFi access, bath tub. Website: www.holidaybeachdanang.com

FURAMA RESORT DANANG 5*

HADANA BOUTIQUE DANANG HOTEL 4*

NAMAN RETREAT DANANG 5*

MELIA DANANG HOTEL 4*

Location: 105 Vo Nguyen Giap Street, Khue My Ward, Ngu Hanh Son District, Da Nang City, Vietnam Facility: Beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room. Accommodation: Luxurious marble bathroom with all modern amenities, idd telephone (3 telephones in every room), radio, flat screen tv, minibar, hairdryer, air-conditioning with thermostat control, ceiling fan, business desk, tea & coffee making facilities, safety deposit box, security locks, 220 voltage/hertz adaptors and transformers available upon request, high speed wifi internet access in the rooms and in all public areas. Website: www.furamavietnam.com

Location: Truong Sa Street, Ngu Hanh Son District, Hanoi, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, beach, spa, swimming pool, wifi, library, fitness center and shop. Accommodation: With 102 luxury rooms and residences. All rooms are equipped with modern and luxury facilities like fat screen TV, private swimming pool and elegant bath room with bath tub and plush bathrobe. Website: www.namanretreat.com

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GRAND MERCURE DANANG HOTEL 4*

Location: Lot H1-04 – H1-05- H1-06 Pham Van Dong St, Son Tra, Da Nang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, swimming pool, meeting room, spa, wifi. Accommodation: The hotel features 54 stylish rooms with private en-suite facilities and an array of amenities, including complimentary internet on wifi, individually controlled air-conditioning unit, 40� LED TV with HD cable channels, a full set of toiletries and in-room safety deposit box to name a few. Website: www.hadanaboutiquedanang.com

Location: Group 39, Hoa Hai ward, Hoa Hai, Ngu Hanh Son, Da Nang 550000, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa, swimming pool, fitness center, meeting room, beach, kid club, wifi. Accommodation: 158 rooms from deluxe to luxury rooms. All room is equipped air conditioning, WiFi internet, 40 inch LCD TV, safe, minibar, a full bathroom with shower and hairdryer. Website: www.melia.com

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OLALANI RESORT 5*


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SOFIA BOUTIQUE DANANG HOTEL 3* PLUS

Location: Slot I, 11 Pham Van Dong Street, Danang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, wifi Accommodation: 14 luxury rooms, all room are equipped with Desk, Mini bar, Shower, Toiletries, Balcony/terrace, Refrigerator, Television, Complimentary bottled water, Internet access – wireless (complimentary), Satellite/cable TV, Television LCD/plasma screen, Air conditioning. Website: www.sofiahoteldanang.com

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BLOSSOM RESORT 3*

Location: Lo A1-A2, Dao Xanh, Hai Chau, Da Nang City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, swimming pool, bike for rent, wifi Accommodation: with 28 rooms with 16 hotel rooms and 12 villas. The room equipped with luxury equipments like LCD TV, minibar, safety box, wooden closet, working desk, night light, air condition, alarm clock, telephone… Especially, Bathroom equipped luxury bathtub and other necessary equipments. Website: www.theblossomvn.com

ORANGE HOTEL DANANG 3*

Location: 29 Hoang Dieu Street, Hai Chau District, Danang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, wifi Accommodation: 45 rooms are divided into 5 types of rooms Including Standard, Superior, Deluxe, Suite and Family Room with an intern-connecting door. The room is equipped with LCD Screen, Cable TV Vietnamese and International Channels, Free in-room wireless high speed internet access, Complimentary tea and coffee, Minibar, Kettle, Reading light, Desk lamp, Telephone, Complimentary buffet breakfast or à-lacarte, Speaker, Hair dryer, In-room safe box, Electronic key card lock, Power shower or bathtub, Individual air-conditioning control. Website: www.danangorangehotel.com

SANOUVA DANANG HOTEL 3*

Location: 68 Phan Chau Trinh St., Hai Chau Dist., Danang City, Vietnam Facility: Meeting room, restaurant and bar, wifi Accommodation: 77 rooms and the room consist alarm clock, air conditioning, bath amenities, bath towel, satellite/ cable tv, complimentary bottled water, connecting rooms, desk, electronic key card, face towel, hair dryer, hand towel, hot and cold shower bath, telephone, in room safe, hi-speed wifi, mini bar, non smoking rooms, slippers, smoke detector, sofa, television lcd/plasma screen, bathrobes, blackout curtains, standing bathroom. Website: www.sanouvadanang.com

HOTEL ROYAL HOIAN 5*

Location: 39 Dao Duy Tu Street, Hoian Town, Vietnam. Located in the city center. Facility: Restaurant, bar, spa, swimming pool, gym, meeting room. Accommodation: The hotel offers 120 luxurious non-smoking rooms that are classified into 5 basic categories: deluxe, grand deluxe, royal deluxe, deluxe suite and presidential suite. The room is equipped free Wifi, individually controlled air-conditioning, free standing bathtub, separate rain shower, 24-hour room service, TV and safety box. Website: www.hotelroyalhoian.com

SUNRISE PREMIUM RESORT HOIAN 5*

Location: Cua Dai Beach, Hoian , Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, kid club, indoor game, spa, meeting room, gym center. Accommodation: Hotel has 222 rooms; each accommodation is thoughtfully designed with an emphasis on intimacy, luxury and the conveniences of home. The room is equipped free Wifi, individually controlled air-conditioning, free standing bathtub, 24-hour room service, TV and safety box. Website: www.sunrisehoian.vn

FOUR SEASONS RESORT - THE NAM HAI HOIAN 5*

Location: Ha My Dong Beach, Hoian, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, kid club, spa, meeting room, gym center. Accommodation: The resort has range from one-bedroom villas to five-bedroom luxury compounds. All have outdoor garden showers, and some have additional private grounds, a swimming pool and direct access to Ha My. The room is equipped free Wifi, individually controlled air-conditioning, free standing bathtub, 24-hour room service, TV and safety box. Website: www.fourseasons.com/hoian [128] ATtravel

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Location: 01 Cua Dai Beach, Hoian, Vietnam, 5 minute walking to the beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, water sport. Accommodation: The hotel has 121 luxurious deluxe and Grand Deluxe rooms, all of which evoke a traditional Vietnamese village style. All room is equipped Free Wi-Fi, air-condition with individual control, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, electronic Safe, electrical Adaptor, hair-dryer and bathroom amenities, bathtub and standing shower, IDD Telephone. Website: www.hoianbeachresort.com.vn

BOUTIQUE HOI AN RESORT 4*

MERCURE HOI AN ROYAL 4*

VICTORIA HOIAN HOTEL 4*

HOIAN ANCIENT HOUSE VILLAGE & SPA 4*

LE BELHAMY HOIAN RESORT & SPA 4*

THE EARTH VILLA HOTEL 3*

HOIAN RIVER TOWN HOTEL 4*

HOIAN SALUTE HOTEL & VILLA 3*

Location: Cam An Beach, Hoian, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, cooking class, business support and meeting room. Accommodation: The resort has 110 rooms and villas. All room is facing the sea and has private balconies or terraces. The room is equipped bath room, air conditioner, TV, IDD telephone, Wifi, Mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, safety box and hairdryer. Website: www.boutiquehoianresort.com

Location: Cua Dai Beach, Hoian, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa. Accommodation: The hotel has 105 offers comfortable rooms incorporating unique design features inspired by traditional Vietnamese, Japanese and French colonial elements. Combining the elegance of local handicraft with the comfort of an international hotel. All room is equipped bath room, air conditioner, TV, IDD telephone, Wifi, Mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, safety box and hairdryer. Website: www.victoriahotels.asia

Location: Ha My Beach, Hoian, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, meeting room, private beach. Accommodation: 127 deluxe room and villas offer view to the garden or ocean. All room is equipped bath room, air conditioner, TV, IDD telephone, Wifi, Mini bar, coffee and tea making facilities, safety box and hairdryer. Website: www.belhamy.com

Location: 26 Thoai Ngoc Hau Street, Hoian Town, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant and bar, swimming pool, fitness center, spa. Accommodation: With 72 rooms offer breathtaking views over either the Hoi An Ancient Town or the graceful Thu Bon River. All room is equipped Free Wi-Fi, air-condition with individual control, TV, tea and coffee making facilities, minibar, electronic Safe, electrical Adaptor, hair-dryer and bathroom amenities, bathtub and standing shower, IDD Telephone. Website: www.hoianrivertown.com

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HOIAN BEACH RESORT 4*

Location: Lac Long Quan Beach, Hoian, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, gym, kid club, spa and meeting room. Accommodation: 216 well-decorated rooms that vary from Superior to Suite of Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa offers a very simple, uncluttered, stylized and highly comfortable room space. The room is equipped Private balcony, bathroom, wifi, IDD telephone, safety box, mini bar, air conditioner. Website: www.palmgardenresort.com.vn

Location: 321 Cua Dai Street, Hoian, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, fitness center. Accommodation: The hotel has 96 rooms spacious and comfortable. All room is equipped air Conditioning, safe deposit box in room, free inroom mineral water, telephone, radio in room, wifi, telephone, mini bar and coffee tea making facilities. Website: www.mercure.com

Location: Thanh Dong Street, Hoian, Vietnam. 2 km far from ancient town. Facility: restaurant, swimming pool, spa, cooking class, fitness center. Accommodation: The hotel has 52 rooms with private balcony and window overlooking to the garden. All room is equipped air Conditioning, safe deposit box in room, free in-room mineral water, telephone, wifi, telephone, mini bar and coffee tea making facilities. Website: www.ancienthousevillage.com

Location: 380 Cua Dai Street, Hoian, Vietnam. It takes 10 minutes to town or beach by bike. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, wifi. Accommodation: The villa hotel has totally 09 boutique rooms, 1 pretty swimming pool, a family restaurant, book exchange, free wifi for whole the property. All room is equipped air Conditioning, safe deposit box in room, free in-room mineral water, telephone, wifi, telephone, mini bar and coffee tea making facilities. Website: www.theearthvilla.com

Location: 5 Le Dinh Tham, Hoian, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool. Accommodation: Hotel offers 36 rooms from superior room to villas suites. The rooms are spacious, clean, have comfortable beds, air conditioning, flat-screen TV with cable / satellite channels, tea and coffee making facilities,bathroom, a hair dryer and a mini bar. Website: www.hoiansalutehotel.com

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PALM GARDEN BEACH RESORT & SPA 5*


AN LAM NINH VAN BAY VILLAS 5*

Location: Tan Thanh Hamlet, Ninh Ich Commune, Ninh Hoa District, Nha Trang City, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, Swimming pool, library, cooking Class, gym and outdoor, spa, business center, water sports. Accommodation: The hotel has 33 luxury bungalows and villas which provides a spacious sleeping area with king size bed set in the tree canopy; a large entertaining deck and living area where you can enjoy a private dinner cooked by your personal chef; and a substantial bathroom on the lower level. All room is equipped bath room, wifi, TV, safety box, IDD telephone. Website: www.anlamnvb.com

EVASON ANA MANDARA NHA TRANG RESORT 5*

Location: Beachside Tran Phu Boulevard, Nha Trang, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, Swimming pool, spa, water sport, cooking class. Accommodation: The resort has 91 rooms and villas. There are two mainly type of rooms that view to the garden or ocean view. The style incorporates delightful Vietnamese touches. There is individually controlled air-conditioning and a ceiling fan, writing desk, IDD telephone, in-room safe and hairdryer, satellite television with international channels, DVD player, free internet access, 24-hour in-room dining, minibar and coffee/tea making facilities and daily newspaper on request. Website: www.sixsenses.com

VINPEARL LUXURY NHA TRANG 5*

MERPERLE HON TAM RESORT 5*

Location: Hon Tre Island, Nha Trang, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, bar, swimming pool, beach, spa, water sport and meeting room. Accommodation: Built with superior construction standards and architectural styles of a world class tropical luxury resort, and housing over 84 beautiful coastal villas. All room is equipped bath room, wifi, TV, safety box, IDD telephone. Website: www.vinpearl.com

Location: Hon Tam Island, Nha Trang, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, water sport, cooking class, beach, Wifi, gym, tennis court and meeting room. Accommodation: 49 rooms from deluxe to Bungalow rooms. The guests will all have memorable experiences such as settling down on the king-sized bed in a spacious room, soaking in the marble bathtub under a thatch roof with an open outdoor part, enjoying the brilliant sunrise over the ocean while sitting next to a cup of tea on the porch. All rooms is equipped TV, wifi, bath room, safety box, airconditioned. Website: www.hontamresort.vn

AMIANA RESORT 5*

SHERATON NHA TRANG HOTEL & SPA 5*

Location: Turtle Bay, Pham Van Dong, Nha Trang, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurants and bar, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, water sport. Accommodation: with 113 spacious rooms and villas all with garden or ocean views and a private terrace or balcony. All room is equipped bath room, wifi, TV, safety box, IDD telephone. Website: www.amianaresort.com

Location: 26-28 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, sapa, fitness center, game, meeting room, cooking class, adventure club. Accommodation: 280 rooms and suites offer all of good amenities including a private balcony, 37-inch flat screen LCD TV, broadband and wireless High Speed Internet Access, a hospitality port, mini-bar, safe and much more. Website: www.sheratonnhatrang.com

CAM RANH RIVIERA BEACH RESORT & SPA 5*

PREMIER HAVANA NHA TRANG HOTEL 5*

Location: Northern Peninsula Cam Ranh, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant and bar, swimming pool, spa, water sports, tennis court, gift shop. Accommodation: With 70 pool villas and rooms are exclusively designed and furnished in a modern contemporary style with European. All room is equipped bath room, wifi, TV, safety box, IDD telephone. Website: www.rivieraresortspa.com

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Location: 38 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, bar, fitness center, spa, meeting room. Accommodation: The hotel was has just newly opened in January 2013, the 41-storey building has unique and modern design. All room is equipped with bath room, TV, mini bar, safety box, wifi. Website: www.havanahotel.vn

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WHITE BEACH RESORT & SPA 4*

INTERCONTINENTAL NHA TRANG 5*

ASIA PARADISE HOTEL 3*

YASAKA SAIGON NHA TRANG 4*

BALCONY NHA TRANG HOTEL 3*

STELLA MARIS NHA TRANG HOTEL 4*

CAMELLIA NHA TRANG 2 HOTEL 3*

Location: 12-14 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang Bay, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa, swimming pool, fitness center, meeting room, wifi. Accommodation: The hotel features 125 sea-facing balcony rooms and suites with a gorgeous view of Nha Trang Bay and elegant touches. All rooms are equipped with Satellite TV, international direct dialing, minibar, in-room safe, coffee and tea making facilities, armchair, luxurious bath amenities, hairdryer, shaving mirror, bathrobes, slippers, phone-extension in bathroom, safe deposit box (in-room & at reception). Website: www.sunrisenhatrang.com.vn

Location: 32-34 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam Facility: Swimming pool, restaurant and bar, fitness center, meeting room, wifi and spa. Accommodation: With 279 rooms with 03 types of rooms deluxe room, club rooms and suite rooms, all room are equipped with modern facilities like, large balcony, sealy posturepedic mattress, separate bathtub, rain shower and luxurious bathroom amenities, flat screen HD TV and wireless Internet. Website: www.nhatrang.intercontinental.com

Location: 18 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, meeting room Accommodation: The hotel offers 201 rooms with magnificent views of Nha Trang Bay. All room is equipped bath room, wifi, TV, safety box, IDD telephone. Website: www.yasanhatrang.com

Location: 57 Tue Tinh Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, meeting room Accommodation: Stella Maris Nha Trang Hotel offers international standard 4 star with 98 rooms. The room is equipped modern amenities including TV, wifi, bathroom, daily fruits, minibar, safety box. Website: www.stellamarisnhatranghotel.com

Location: Ninh Tinh Village, Ninh Phuoc Hamlet, Ninh Hoa District, Khanh Hoa Province, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, beach, water sport Accommodation: No luxurious rooms, no marble lobby or modernized night clubs…, Wild Beach Resort &Spa welcomes all nature lovers with raw cement walls, bamboo lamps, terracotta vasesand traditional Vietnamese-style reception… There are 4 room categories: Sea Rock (Garden view), Sea View, Ocean Suite and Beach Pool Bungalow. All room are equipped with standard facility. Website: www.wildbeachresort.com

Location: 6 Biet Thu, Nha Trang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, meeting room and massage. Accommodation: The hotel is located in the city center and be one of the best 3 star hotels in Nha Trang. The room is equipped standard amenity like safety box, air conditioned, bath room. Website: www.asiaparadisehotel.com

Location: 98B/13 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, gym, meeting room, wifi. Accommodation: The hotel comprises of 80 rooms which are well designed, luxuriously, elegantly, private balcony and are well equipped with wifi, minibar, safety box, TV, IDD telephone, bath room. Website: www.balconynhatranghotel.com

Location: 11 Le Loi Street, Nhatrang City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar Accommodation: Camellia Nhatrang 2 Hotel presents 32 spacious guestrooms, comfortable accommodation and latest convenience to allure every guest. At Camellia Nhatrang 2, we provide a selection of rooms Deluxe, Superior and Standard room where you canlook at the whole city from the balcony.The rooms are furnished with the modern facilities like private balcony, sitting room, IDD telephone, satellite TV, air conditioning system, fire alarm system, electricical water heater, safe box, bathtub, minibar, hair dryer… Website: www.camellianhatrang.com.vn

NOVOTEL NHA TRANG 4*

Location: 50 Tran Phu Street, Nha Trang, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, beach, spa, fitness center, meeting room Accommodation: The room is spacious, pristine and includes a beautiful sea and city view from the balcony. The room is equipped modern amenities including TV, wifi, bathroom, IDD telephone, minibar, safety box. Website: www.novotelnhatrang.com

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SUNRISE NHA TRANG BEACH HOTEL AND SPA 5*


Location: 3C Ton Duc Thang Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City Facility: Restaurants, swimming pool, bar, fitness center, spa and meeting room, wifi. Accommodation: Situated in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City alongside the Saigon River offering 343 guest rooms and suites. The room are equipped. WiFi, Spa/Fitness, Air Conditioning, Flat Screen Television, Inroom safe, Mini bar, Phone, Wi-Fi is complimentary for SPG Members who book through Starwood sites or the SPG app, 42� Smart LED TV. Website: www.lemeridiensaigon.com

INTERCONTINENTAL ASIA SAIGON 5*

Location: Corner Hai Ba Trung, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurants, swimming pool, bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room. Feature: InterContinental Saigon Hotel has 305 room with city view and elegant designed, all the room equipped with wifi,TV, safety box, IDD telephone, bath room, minibar. Website: www.ihg.com/intercontinental

RENAISSANCE SAIGON HOTEL 5*

CARAVELLE SAIGON HOTEL 5*

Location: 8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, spa, fitness center, swimming pool, meeting room, wifi. Accommodation: The hotel features total 336 comfortable and spacious guestrooms with panoramic views of the Saigon River, and in the midst of the vibrant business and tourist hub of Ho Chi Minh. The room is equipped TV, wifi, IDD telephone, bath room, safe box, air conditioned. Website: www.marriott.com

Location: 19 - 23 Lam Son Square, District 1 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Located in the city center which is close t o the sightseeing, shop, restaurant and business center. Facility: Restaurants, swimming pool, bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room. Accommodation: With 335 rooms and suites quipped with deluxe bathroom amenities, IDD telephone, TV, air conditioner, safety box, tea and coffee making facilities. Website: www.caravellehotel.com

MAJESTIC SAIGON HOTEL 5*

PULL MAN SAIGON CENTRE HOTEL 5*

Location: 1 Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, spa, fitness center, swimming pool, meeting room, wifi. Accommodation: Features 175 rooms, 06 restaurants & bars, this art deco structure situates regally in the heart of the pulsating city center. On the picturesque riverside corner of Dong Khoi (and Ton Duc Thang) street(s), much of its most 90 years old façade have been retained, as can be seen from the arches of the lobby to the private room balconies, enabling guests to take in the bustling street life. All rooms are equipped with TV, wifi, IDD telephone, bath room, safe box, air conditioned. Website: www.majesticsaigon.com

Location: 148 Tran Hung Dao Street, Dist1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurants, swimming pool, bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room. Feature: Located centrally within Ho Chi Minh City, close to Ben Thanh market, Pham Ngu Lao area and many tourism attractions, the hotel features 306 signature rooms combining design, comfort and connectivity. The room is equipped wifi, TV, safety box, IDD telephone, bath room, minibar. Website: www.pullman-saigon-centre.com

SHERATON SAIGON HOTEL 5*

SAIGON PARK HYATT HOTEL 5*

Location: 88 Dong Khoi Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurants, bar, fitness center, spa, shopping arcade, game indoor and meeting room. Accommodation: Stay and relax in one of our 485 stylishly appointed rooms or suites featuring Sheraton Signature Sleep Experience and enjoy views overlooking Ho Chi Minh city or the Saigon River. The room equipped a 42 inch LCD flatscreen television, WiFi, Air Conditioning,Breakfast, Flat Screen Television, In-room safe, Lounge Access, Mini bar, Phone, Spa/Fitness. Website: www.sheratonsaigon.com [136] ATtravel

Location: 2 Lam Son Street, Dist.1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurants, swimming pool, bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room. Accommodation: The hotel is located in the city center. You will enjoy a world-class bar and the best restaurants in Ho Chi Minh City, together with a tranquil spa. Elegant French colonial-style: 245 hotel rooms including 23 suites combining elegant, traditional comfort with the latest technology, including in-room mini iPads, wifi, TV, safety box, IDD telephone, bath room, minibar. Website: www.saigon.park.hyatt.com ATtravel [137]

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LE MERIDIEN SAIGON HOTEL 5*

LIST OF HOTELS IN HO CHI MINH CITY


CONTINENTAL SAIGON HOTEL 4*

SAIGON PRINCE HOTEL 4*

ELIOS SAIGON HOTEL 3*

CENTRAL PALACE SAIGON HOTEL 4*

MAISON BOUTIQUE SAIGON HOTEL 3*

HOTEL EQUATORIAL 5*

ANPHA BOUTIQUE HOTEL 3*

Location: 141 Nguyen Hue Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurants, swimming pool, bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room, tennis court, theatre in house. Accommodation: With 286 individually designed guestrooms. The room is equipped wifi, TV, safety box, IDD telephone, bath room, minibar. Website: www.rexhotelvietnam.com

Location: 63 Nguyen Hue Street, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurants, swimming pool, bar, fitness center, spa, wifi and meeting room. Accommodation: The hotel has 191 rooms including deluxe room, club and apartment rooms. All room are equipped with individually controlled air conditioning, Complimentary Wi-fi internet, 32-inch LED TV (40-inch for Club Suites & Apartments), Coffee & Tea making facilities, Personal mini-bar, Iron and ironing board, Bathrobes & slippers, Full sized bath, In-room safe deposit box, In-room desk with lamp, Drinkable tap water, Full length mirror, Hair dryer. Website: www.saigonprincehotel.com

Location: 39-39A Nguyen Trung Truc, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, spa, meeting room Accommodation: The hotel has 86 modern and comfortable rooms and offers a stunning city views from every side. The room equipped TV capable connected (Satellite television), Air conditioning, International direct telephone, Coffee and tea, Minibar, Smoke detector system, Individual safety box. Website: www.centralpalacesaigon.com

Location: 242 Tran Binh Trong Street, District 5, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa, fitness center, meeting room, wifi, swimming pool. Accommodation: Feature 333 guest rooms and suites, beautiful and elegant designed. All rooms are equipped with Wifi, IDD telephone and extension in bath room, flat screen TV, in room, electric box, hair dryer, mini bar and coffee making facility, air conditioning with individual temperature controlling. Website: www.hochiminhcity.equatorial.com

Location: 132 - 134 Dong Khoi St., Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, spa and meeting room. Accommodation: Located in the city centre, the hotel has 80 rooms are spacious, 4m high ceilings, thick brick walls to prevent solar heat in summer. In room are equipped Air-conditioning, LCD screen TV, Cable/ Satellite, In-House Movies, High-Speed Internet access, IDD telephone, Security Keycard, Safety box, Fire alarm system, deadbolt in room, Bath Tub, Shower, Hairdryer, Bathroom amenities, Bathrobe, Towels, Slippers, Mini bar, Coffee/Tea, Baby Cot (if required). Website: www.continentalsaigon.com

Address: 233 Pham Ngu Lao, Dist. 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, sauna, gym, business center Accommodation: Located in the city center. Elios Hotel has 81 elegant designed rooms with a panoramic park-view rooftop restaurant. The room is equipped air conditioner, bathroom amenities, kettle cable / satellite TV, hairdryer, hot and cold shower, IDD, local phone call, mini bar, shower, slippers, smoke detector, telephone, wireless internet access (free) and work desk. Website: www.elioshotel.vn

Location: 656/52 Cach Mang Thang Tam Street, Ward 11. District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar Accommodation: The hotel has 12 luxurious rooms ranging from garden or city view Standard, Signature to Deluxe coupled with original antique design capture the warmth of casual French country. All room is equipped with queen-size bed, satellite LCD tivi, ADSL, working desk, wardrobe, etc‌ Website: www.mamaison.vn

Location: 202 Le Thanh Tong Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, business center Accommodation: The hotel has 21 elegantly appointed guestrooms. All rooms feature internet and Wi-Fi, iPhone &iPad charging, working desk and other amenities including a LED TV, safe, mini bar and coffee/tea making facilities. Plush bedding and distinctive bath amenities further enhance every stay. Website: www.anphaboutiquehotel.com

ALAGON D’ANTIQUE HOTEL & SPA 4*

Location: 2B - 62 - 64 Pham Hong Thai Street, Ben Thanh Ward, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, fitness center, spa. Accommodation: With 110 guest rooms including Suites and Deluxe, hotel offers the luxurious and elegant furnishings. All accommodation is decorated with French colonial touches. It features a flat-screen TV, free Wifi and a minibar. The luxury marble bathroom includes spa tub, bathrobes and exclusive toiletries. A seating area is featured in some rooms where guests can relax with a drink from the minibar while watching satellite TV. Website: www.alagonhotels.com [138] ATtravel

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REX SAIGON HOTEL 5*


ANANTARA MUI NE RESORT 5*

Location: Mui Ne Beach, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, bar, water sport, kid club, Wifi, fitness center. Accommodation: 89 rooms, suites and pool villas, all room are equipped free 30 minute free Wifi, LCD TV, bath room, IDD telephone, Air conditioning, private balcony, tea and coffee making facility. Website: www.mui-ne.anantara.com

NOVELA MUINE RESORT & SPA 4*

Location: 96A Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, bar, swimming pool, spa, beach Accommodation: 96 rooms from superior room to family suits rooms. Modern comforts of bed room and luxurious bathroom amenities. All rooms have wooden floor, private balcony, LCD, Mini bar, bath room, international telephone, air conditioned and coffee making facility. Website: www.novelaresort.vn

THE CLIFF RESORT & RESIDENCES 5*

PHU HAI RESORT 4*

Location: 5 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, kid club, indoor game, water sport, meeting room, spa, gym, souvenir shop, mini cinema and karaoke. Accommodation: 128 rooms and 95% view to the ocean. All room equipped with modern facility including LCD TV, Safety box, Free tea and coffee, mini bar and Wifi. Website: www.thecliffresort.com.vn

Address: Km 8 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, beach, bar, spa. Accommodation: The resort has a private beach and comprises 46 deluxe rooms, 38 luxury villas with modern amenities. All room offer balcony and terrace, TV, safety box, mini bar, bath room, air conditioned, Wifi. Website: www.phuhairesort.com

SEA LINKS CITY RESORT 5*

AMARYLLIS RESORT 4*

Location: Km9, Nguyen Thong Road, Mui Ne, Vietnam, facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Swimming pool, restaurant, beach bar, water sport, spa and meeting room. Accommodation: Offering 188 elegant rooms and suites. All room is equipped - Private balcony with daybeds for relaxation, Modern bathroom with innovatively designed windows that overlook the bedroom, Separate bath tub and rain shower stall, Premium bathroom amenities, complimentary wireless internet access, fully-stocked private mini bar Website: www.sealinkscity.com

Location: Hamlet 5, Phu Hai Ward, Mui Ne, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, spa, meeting room, fitness center, beach, swimming pool, indoor game. Accommodation: The resort owns 80 rooms evenly spread into 5 building facing to the ocean. Every room has been designed authentic and comfortable style and closes to the beach and garden. All room have balcony, TV, safety box, mini bar, bath room, and air conditioned, Wifi. Website: www.amaryllisresort.com

PRINCESS D’ÂN NAM RESORT & SPA 5*

VICTORIA PHAN THIET RESORT 4*

Address: Ke Ga Bay, Ham Thuan Nam District, Binh Thuan Province, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean and private beach. Facility: Meeting room, restaurant, swimming pool and bar, Spa. Accommodation: The resorts consists 57 luxury villas and equipped with all modern facility including LCD TV, Safety box, Free tea and coffee, mini bar and Wifi. Website: www.princessdannam.com

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Location: Km 9, Nguyen Thong Road, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach Facility: Restaurant, bar, swimming pool, beach, spa, water sport Accommodation: The 57 cozy thatched roof bungalows at Victoria Phan Thiet Beach Resort & Spa feature large bathroom with courtyard, al-fresco shower and a large outdoor patio facing the sea. All bungalows are decorated in honey and coral tones with traditional furniture. Website: www.victoriahotels.asia

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LIST OF RESORTS & HOTELS IN MUI NE BEACH


Location: 8 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Road, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, beach, Wifi Accommodation: 65 rooms including deluxe and suites. All room is equipped with modern facility Bath tub, mini bar, ID telephone, air conditioned and safety box. Website: www.allezbooresort.com

SAIGON MUI NE RESORT 4*

Address: 56-97 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Road, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, beach, indoor game, water sport, spa, tennis court. Accommodation: The resort has 87 rooms in 8 different types in traditional Vietnamese style. The room is equipped TV, safety box, air conditioned, bath room. Website: www.saigonmuineresort.com

COCO BEACH RESORT 4* SEAHORSE RESORT 4*

Location: 16 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, gym, water sport, tennis court, meeting room. Accommodation: With 40 luxurious Bungalows and 59 Deluxe Rooms and Suites. The room is equipped TV, Wifi, telephone, safety box, bath room and airconditioned. Website: www.seahorseresortvn.com

OCEAN STAR RESORT 4*

Location: 16 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Street, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Outdoor sea- view swimming pool and Jacuzzi, Children’s swimming pool, Steam bath , sauna , facial , Thai foot massage and body massage, Tennis Court, Billiards and Snooker , Beauty salon, water sports, Souvenir shop, Wifi. Accommodation: The resort owns private beach and each of our 180 Villa and Bungalow Beach Front are well-appointed with modern facilities including Mini bar, Air-conditioning, Safety box, Satellite TV, IDD telephone, Fire extinguisher, Internet access, Tea & coffee, Water heater, Alarm, Slippers, Bathrobes, Toothbrush, Toiletries, Dressing table, Beach towels, Relaxing chair. Night lamp, Umbrella, Wardrobe, Mosquito net , Shower, Hair dryer, Shaver. Website: www.oceanstarresort.com

TERRACOTTA RESORT 4*

Location: 28 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Roat, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, bar, gym, billiard game and kid club. Accommodation: The resort has building area and bungalow which offer nice view to the tropical garden or blue ocean. Each room is equipped elegant and modern facility like mini bar, safe box, tivi, phone Website: www.terracottaresort.com

SWISS VILLAGE RESORT & SPA 4*

Location: 44 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Road, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, bar, beach, spa , Wifi, water sport, kid club, tennis court, meeting room and fitness centre. Accommodation: 98 rooms from standard, deluxe to luxury villas. The room is equipped TV, safety box, air conditioned, bath room. Website: www.svr-vn.com

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Location: 58 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Road, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, water sport, beach, spa, shop. Accommodation: Coco Beach Resort has only 34 individual bungalow and villa accommodation dotted across lush tropical gardens. The room is equipped ID telephone, safety box, mini bar, bath room, and air-conditioned. To emphasize the relaxation element of the resort, television is not provided in any room. Website: www.cocobeach.net

PANDANUS MUI NE RESORT 4*

Address: Nguyen Dinh Chieu Road, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, spa, water sport Accommodation: Pandanus Resort is comprised of 134 rooms, suites and bungalows scattered throughout ten hectares of manicured tropical gardens. The room is equipped TV, safety box, air conditioned, bath room, ID telephone. Website: www.pandanusresort.com

HOANG NGOC RESORT 3* PLUS

Location: 152 Nguyen Dinh Chieu Road, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Meeting room, restaurant, swimming pool, beach, massage, tennis court. Feature: Newly built resort with 92 well-appointed rooms including villas facing the ocean, swimming pool & garden. All rooms equipped with air-conditioner, cable TV, tea& coffee making facility, IDD telephone, hot water, mini bar, refrigerator, hair-dryer... Website: www.hoangngoc-resort.com

ANANDA RESORT 3* PLUS

Location: 48 Nguyen Dinh Chieu, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam Facility: Swimming pool, restaurant, beach, water sport and massage services. Accommodation: Ananda Resort comprises 22 private bungalows and 5 garden view rooms. Each room is equipped Flat screen TV, mini bar, air conditioned, safety box, bath room, Wifi. Website: www.ananda.vn

LITTLE MUINE COTTAGES RESORT 3*

Location: 10B Huynh Thuc Khang, Mui Ne Beach, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, bar, gym, massage, library. Accommodation: The resort has 15 bungalows & 48 rooms. All the bungalows & rooms feature with exclusively designed rattan furniture, private balcony, individually controlled air-conditioner, water heater, dryer, mosquito net, mini bar, international call and cable television. With traditional roof and clay- finish, our bungalows bring you a relaxed, friendly, quiet & peaceful atmosphere. Website: www.littlemuineresort.com ATtravel [143]

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ALLEZBOO BEACH RESORT & SPA 4*


LA VERANDA RESORT & SPA 5*

Location: Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: 03 restaurants, swimming pool, water sport, spa and meeting room. Accommodation: 70 rooms and villas with private balconies, the luxury resort features two restaurants, a lounge bar, swimming pool, water sports and day spa, all in front of the beach and beautiful grounds. The room feature a terrace with private garden or balcony, satellite TV, upscale amenities, a ceiling fan, complimentary WIFI access and iPod docking station, DVD player. Website: www.laverandaresorts.com

NOVOTEL PHU QUOC 5*

Location: Duong Bao Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, food bar, swimming pool, fitness center, meeting room, massage and spa, kid club, tennis course. Accommodation: 360 rooms are new designed with a truly comfortable feel. Room features a double bed/twin beds, luxury rain shower, amenities, working desk, free WIFI, 42” LCD TV, safe box, tea/coffee facilities and a balcony. Website: www.novotel.com

VINPEARL RESORT PHU QUOC 5*

CHENSEA RESORT & SPA 4*

THE SHELL RESORT & SPA PHU QUOC 5*

RICHIS BEACH RESORT 4*

SALINDA PREMIUM RESORT & SPA 5*

ELWOOD RESORT 4*

Location: Bai Dai Beach, Phu Quoc island Vietnam. Facing to ocean with private beach. Facility: Offer Western and Asian restaurants, swimming pool, amusement park, spa, golf club, water sports and meeting room. Accomodation: Vinpearl Phu Quoc Resort offers a selection of 604 high-end rooms, 44 luxurious villas, and a wide array of fully – equipped conference rooms. Facility include wifi, TV, bath room, safety box, private balcony, mini bar. Website: www.vinpearl.com

Location: Ganh Gio Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Offer Western and Asian restaurants, swimming pool, water sports, spa and meeting room. Accommodation: 134 elegant and modern rooms include Premium. Featuring a chic colour palette and contemporary design, each room is beautifully coordinated to blend with the surrounding nature. Spacious, rooms and suites open up to sea view balconies overlooking the pool. Facility including wifi, TV, mini bar, safety box, complimentary tea, coffee and water. Website: www.shellsresort.com

Location: Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To Commune, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, pool bar, swimming pool, water sports, club U-SingAlong, shopping at the boutique, gym and finess, business center, spa, Kid club, meeting room. Accommodation: 120 deluxe rooms, suites and villas offers private balcony, mini-bar, work desk, iPod docking station, bath room, Individually controlled in-room air conditioning, Satellite television, In-room safe deposit box. Website: www.salindaresort.com [144] ATtravel

Location: Bai Xep – Ong Lang Hamlet, Cua Duong Village, Phu Quoc island, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurants, spa, swimming pool, meeting room, wifi. Accomodation: There are pool view, sea view and beach front room available on the resort. The room features a simple and warm decor with hard wooden floor. Mini bar, DVD player, ceiling fan, wifi, bath room, private pool, mini bar and safety box. Website: www.chensearesortandspa.com

Location: 90 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island, Viet Nam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurants and bar, swimming pool, spa, wifi, Kid club and water sport. Accommodation: More than 130 deluxe rooms with elegant and modern facility in rooms. The rooms have double or twin beds, 40-inch LCD TV branch SONY, wifi, 2-way power air conditioner, domestic and international phone, bath room with bath tub. Website: www.richisresort.com

Location: 90 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam Facility: Restaurants and bar, swimming pool, spa, wifi, Kid club and water sport. Accommodation: The resort offers 40 beautiful bungalows with nature facilities. The bungalow features natural beauty of a tropical garden, bathroom contains a separate outdoor and indoor shower and room is equipped LCD screen, bath room, mini bar, international phone. Website: www.elwoodresort.com

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SAIGON PHU QUOC RESORT 4*

Location: Tran Hung Dao Street, Cua Lap, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam Facility: Swimming pool, mini golf, tennis court, restaurant & bar, meeting room, spa, entertainment center with gym facilities, library and children games. Accommodation: Resort consists 100 deluxe rooms and private villas which is designed in a modern architecture with warm colors. It features a private balcony facing the garden with fresh air and full amenities bringing you utmost convenience and ultimate comfort. Amenities in rooms included: Private balcony, work desk, make-up desk, shower, bathtub, bathroom amenities, TV LCD 42 inch, air-conditioner, safety box, tea/coffee makers, mini Bar. Website: www.famianaresort.com

Location: 62 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong town, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam Facility: Beach, swimming pool, restaurant and bar, spa, fitness center, wifi, fitness club, toys area and children play ground. Accommodation: With 90 rooms and villas. All room equipped balcony/Terrace, bathrobes in bungalows only, coffee/Tea maker, complimentary bottled water, in-house movies, wi-fi, internet access – Wireless, mini bar, refrigerator, safety box, flat screen TV and satellites. Website: www.sgphuquocresort.com.vn

CASSIA COTTAGE 4*

THIEN HAI SON RESORT 3*

Location: KP 7 – Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant and bar, Spa, Water sport, swimming pool. Accommodation: The resort has 28 rooms. Our accommodation options have different personalities. Offering old world charm is our family retreat turned holiday villa and cozy cottages nestled in our garden. For modern comfort, try our premium rooms that exceed five-star luxury or beach houses that catch the ocean breeze. Amenity in room include Mini safe, mini bar, fifi, bath room, air conditioned. Website: www.cassiacottage.com

Location: 68 Tran Hung Dao Street, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant and bar, spa, swimming pool, fitness center, tennis course, wifi and beach. Accommodation: The resort comprises 100 rooms: 43 hotel-rooms, 30 garden view bungalow rooms, 10 seaside-bungalow rooms, 15 garden view-hotel room and 02 VIP rooms. All room has their own private balcony and equipped cable TV, refrigerator, telephone, air conditioner, water heater, bath-tub, balcony, free wifi access. Website: www.phuquocthienhaison.com

SASCO BLUE LAGOON RESORT 4*

MANGO BAY RESORT 3*

Location: 64 Tran Hung Dao street, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant, business Centre , Swimming Pool & Sunken Pool Bar, Tennis Court, Sims Spa, Karaoke, Gifts Shop, Sunset Beach Bar and meeting room. Accommodation: 75 rooms including in building and villas. Each room features king-size or queen-size beds and twin bed, remote control air-conditioning, IDD telephone, in-room safe, satellite TV, 24-hour room service, mini-bar, coffee/tea making facilities, hairdryer, and stationery kit. Website: www.sasco-bluelagoon-resort.com

Location: Ong Lang Beach, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam Facility: Beach, restaurant and bar, spa, water sport, wifi. Accommodation: 44 rooms and villas facing to the ocean. All room equipped fans, sharing terrace with lounge chairs and table, in-room safe box, closed bathroom, 100% natural shower gel/ shampoo/ body lotion from Azial, bath towels & beach towels, water Jug and thermos, tea & coffee, beach bag, flip-flops, mosquito net, umbrella, mosquito coils & spray. Website: www.mangobayphuquoc.com

EDEN RESORT 4*

SEA STAR RESORT 3*

Location: Cua Lap Hamlet, Duong To Ward, Phu Quoc Island, Viet Nam. Facing to the ocean with private beach. Facility: Restaurant and bar, Spa, Water sport, swimming pool Accommodation: 166 deluxe rooms and bungalows, your vacation is more memorable than ever with ocean or garden view Deluxe room; finely decored with facilities included bathtub; tea, coffee and fresh water; high speed wireless internet; and healthy scale, mini bar, bath tub, TV, safey box. Especially, private balcony is a great place to enjoy unique views. Website: www.edenresort.com.vn

Location: 98/2 Tran Hung Dao Street, Duong Dong Town, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam. Facility: Restaurant, swimming pool, shop bookcase mini, massage on beach. Accommodation: The resort has deluxe garden view and nice bungalow which view to the garden or beach. all rooms are equipped with air-conditioner, cable TV, mini bar, in-room safe, mosquitoes net, hot water shower (Except for force majeure circumstances). Website: www.seastarresort.com

LONG BEACH RESORT PHU QUOC 4*

TROPICANA RESORT PHU QUOC 3*

Location: Cua Lap Hamlet, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam Facility: Meeting room, beach, restaurant and bar, spa, swimming pool, fitness center Accommodation: The resort features 118 rooms open in the first phase possesses a unique architecture of Vietnam traditional village. The resort offers a new standard of exclusive and bespoke indulgence. Our unbridled luxury with obvious attention to design, details and pure escapism making the resort stand out in the region. All room equipped safety box, mini bar, wifi, bath room, air-conditioning. Website: www.longbeach-phuquoc.com [146] ATtravel

Location: 100C/4 Tran Hung Dao, Duong Dong, Phu Quoc Island, Vietnam Facility: Restaurant, private beach, swimming pool, garden and Wifi Accommodation: Step into one of 32 inviting rooms/bungalows and escape the stresses of the day with a wide range of amenities such as complimentary bottled water, internet access – wireless (complimentary), shower, desk which can be found in some rooms, television, AC, fridge... Enjoy unparalleled services and a truly prestigious address at the Tropicana Resort Phu Quoc. Website: www.tropicanaresortphuquoc.com ATtravel [147]

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FAMIANA RESORT & SPA 4*


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