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TABLE OF CONTENT 03 Letter from Founder 04 Travel Sense Asia Introduction 05 Why travel with Travel Sense Asia 07-13 Essential Northern package 7 days 14-21 Vietnam highlights package 10 days 22-35 Vietnam - Cambodia highlights package 15 days 36-47 Indochina Heritage Line – Laos – Vietnam – Cambodia package 15 days 48 Accomodations 49 General booking conditions 50-51 Travels’ feedback 52 Get in touch

Fisherman on wooden boat casting a net for catching freshwater fish in Mekong river


LETTER FROM FOUNDER

Dear partners, After working in travel industry for 10 years and 8 years develop Travel Sense Asia to be one of leading tour operators in Indochina, I’d like to share my personal travel philosophy. When travelling to a new destination away from home, travellers like having an authentic experience in different cultures, meeting the local people, enjoy the beautiful natural sceneries …I know this because travel is my life. When our team builds your trip, they combine their love of their countries, people, culture with your interests and personalize services to make it be the unforgettable experiences in our countries. Each member of our team is clear of our mission when join Travel Sense Asia (TSA): “Bring the most convenience , most satisfy with the best deals to clients” We developed our company from a small passion team, so we deeply understand the important role of clients in developing process of our company as well as local tourism industry development. My passion team and I are trying to introduce our Indochina land’s beauty to people in the world through our personalize services. We aim to a long-term business in “win-win co-operation”. We focus to be the leading DMC provide in Indochina. Let us take care of your clients on behalf of you in Indochina, you can sleep well on pillow when they’re with us in our destination!

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TRAVEL SENSE ASIA INTRODUCTION Travel Sense Asia is a Destination Management Company(DMC)

We try to bring clients green tours where our clients not only

in Vietnam that guarantees an authentic experience and sets

have real and different experiences of locals culture and nature

unmatched standards of performance, quality and consistency.

landscape but they also feel happy because their money will be

Established in 2009 by Mr. Le Van Kien, who has over 12 years of

used to support for local people.

experience in destination management, experience in hospitality

With a current team of around 20 enthusiastic and professional

and Tourism Industry, Travel Sense Asia has already made an

permanent staffs, Travel Sense Asia

indelible mark on the travel and tourism sector. The company is

Indochina market with great force by providing un-matched

synonymous for its professionalism, impressive operational

services to top clients from around the world. Having a network

infrastructure, personalized service, inspired itineraries which

of the best resorts in the destination, well-negotiated rates and

enable us to provide clients with the most memorable travel

a dedicated team are the keys to be successful in this business.

experience. We strongly believe that a thorough understanding

Our expertise and dedication have gained us a reputation with

of the requests, personalized service, prompt replies, attention

our partner clients abroad and the local suppliers in the Indochi-

to detail, creativity and comprehensive knowledge of local

na as well.

destination ensures you have the pleasure of traveling in style &

We have a wide spectrum of clients ranging from Travel Agents,

confidence.

Tour Operators, Lifestyle Management Companies & Corporate

Having made a habit of keeping clients happy with exceptional

Travel Houses plus a formidable team of forward thinking

service, we are fully equipped to assist you in planning,

professionals, with valuable expertise and experience – this

organizing and fulfilling your needs for group, incentive and

makes us to be one of the Indochina’s top Destination

individual travel. So, be it excursions and tours, airport services,

Management Companies.

hotel bookings you can depend on us to organize it best for you.

Thank you for the time given us to inform you about ourselves,

We also are an active member of Responsible Travel Club.

we wish to know more about your prestigious company and also

Serving clients with all passion and love, we never forget the

to serve your valuable clients. Hope if you could partner with us

responsible with environment and local people.

as your outbound destination partner in Indochina. If you have

has penetrated the

any inquiries for Vietnam as well as Indochina, please contact us as soon as possible. 4


WHY PARTNER WITH TRAVEL SENSE ASIA Here why Travel Sense Asia make GOOD SENSE with partners…

Reliable trusted brand with full ordered- licenses by Government & travel organizations.

12 years - Experience and well-trained leader in tourism industry

We are 100% own & Based local company. This help us being the best in negotiate, understand local culture and quick action than oversea companies.

Best Deals – Expert Advice.

Quick reply and 24/7 live support

One by one care service. 100% clients satisfy with this service which make them feel like a local friend care.

100% Passionate & Well-trained local tour guide team

Our commitment to Responsible travel. We’re an active member of local responsible tourism clubs and updated member of worldwide responsible tourism organizations.

Our experience local expert team allow us to deliver better product solution that can be tailored to suit the size, special interests and flexible to the last minutes of your clients’ need. We work directly with your brand, products and our young, dynamic marketing team can create the different product that you can own and distribute to your market. 5


Portrait of Hmong woman wearing traditional attire at Ban Ho village in Sapa, North Vietnam.

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ESSENTIAL NORTHERN PACKAGE 7 DAYS

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Summary of Itinerary Day 1

Hanoi arrival ( no meal)

Day 2

Hanoi city tour – train to Lao Cai (B,L)

Day 3

Lao Cai – Sapa – Sin Chai, Cat Cat- Y Linh Ho (B,L)

Day 4

Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai – train to Hanoi (B,L)

Day 5

Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)

Day 6

Halong- Hanoi (B,L)

Day 7

Hanoi departure (B)

Sapa

Hanoi

Halong bay

Essential Northern package 7 Days route map

Detailed of Itinerary Day 1

Arrival Hanoi ( _/_/_ )

Welcomed to Hanoi Arrive at Noi Bai Airport. You are welcomed by our guide and driver at exit gate with welcome sign board. Transfer to hotel (45 min). Check in hotel. Hanoi is well known as green city with beauty of culture, variety of cuisine, landscape and the proud history. You must be felt very excited while discovering different beauty aspects of this city Overnight in Hanoi Free-time Idea(s): Cultural Exploration: Let’s spend your night enjoying one of traditional music shows such as: + Golden Bell show presents to you all the sights and sounds of Vietnam through 8 performances of various traditional folk styles- all in just an hour. + Savor Water puppet show – a tradition that dates back as far as the 11th century when it originated in the villages of the Red River Delta area of northern Vietnam before coming back to your hotel. Find your dinner in some great places bellowed: + Cha ca La Vong - 14 Cha Ca St, Hanoi is a 100-year-old restaurant that is often a must-not-miss in guidebooks. It serves one iconic, delicious dish, called Cha Ca La Vong, which also happens to be the name of the restaurant.

Sketch of Hanoi town street market and old building

Dramatic performances water puppetry in the evening. This is the art was formed over 10 centuries ago

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Day 2

Hanoi city tour – train to Sapa (B,L)

At 8:00, after having breakfast at your hotel, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver at the lobby of your hotel to start your full day city tour. Hanoi exploration: By visiting all the most outstanding sites including historical, cultural sites and art exhibition, you will have a chance to look back some highlights of Vietnam history and learn about the unique feature of Vietnamese culture:

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Memorial jail interior with sculptures in Hoa Lo Prison depicting brutal treatment by French

Cyclo is the tourist's farvourite vehicle transportation in Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh – is where visitors can express their admiration and gratitude towards the common father/uncle of Vietnamese who has led the country to independence and reunification Temple of Literature: which is first to honor Confucius before the establishment of Quoc Tu Giam as the first University of Vietnam, nowadays is to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam Hoa Lo prison: more popularly known as the “Hanoi Hilton”, was built by Vietnam’s French colonizers as a central prison (Maison Centrale) for Vietnamese criminals. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology: is a museum which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Late in the day, you spend your time taking cyclo – a traditional type of vehicle to go around the old quarter, experiencing in a bustling corner of Hanoi After one tiring day with full of activities, you have time in a theater to relax with a traditional show of water puppet Transferring to hotel near to station that we book room for you to take shower with the most comfortable feeling before you get on the train Day 3

Lao Cai – Sapa – Cat Cat – Shin Chai – Y Linh Ho (B,L)

Sapa welcome: Sapa is a mountainous town in Northern Vietnam where you write poem, have your cameras on for most of your time, cheer over a community wine pot, learn to appreciate indigenous culture or just to escape Hanoi heat and city noise Sapa village trekking: Arriving at Lao Cai train station, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver then transferred to a local restaurant for your breakfast. It is estimated to be 1-hour driving with the distance of 30 km to reach Sapa town from railway station. At 9.00 a.m, you will start to trek around 10 km for the whole day to visit 2 villages Cat Cat and Shin Chai, which is the home of the Black H’mong & Red Dao ethnic group.

Tourists are trekking in the mountains with backpack near rice terraces in Sapa, Vietnam.

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Red Dao minority group is wearing traditional attire and headdress in Sapa Day 4

Cat Cat is the village where you can see many Black H’mong people. Visiting Cat Cat, tourists will be impressed by the peacefully picturesque sceneries. Sin Chai is a village of the Red Dao ethnic people, whose women wear beautifully embroidered clothes with distinctive silver jewelry and an enormous red turban. This short trek to Sin Chai allows visitors for cultural acclimatization. You also have a chance to see a waterfall and this is a chance to see the hydroelectric power station established by the French. Overnight in Sapa Note: - You should again dress up comfortably with recommended sport shoes (not high heels, not slippery sandals, …). - You should bring insect protection. - Approx: 0,5 hour driving/ 5 hours walking/ 1 hour lunch

Sapa – Lao Chai – Ta Van – Lao Cai – train to Hanoi (B,L)

Good morning Sapa: In the early morning, let open your room’s window to enjoy fresh air, listen to the sound of local life, birds from the far mountain and welcome the sunrise. It would be a great start of the day Sapa Village trekking: after your breakfast at your hotel, you will continue your second day to visit other local villages to learn about the interesting culture of the local people.

Happy Hmong woman and child are smiling, sitting outside at Giang Ta Chai village

Lao Chai village is 6 km far from the Centre town, you will see Lao Chai village where the black H’mong people are living, it is also the beginning of a valley which is called Muong Hoa valley. From a high point of the main road 8 Km from Sapa town, great view of the whole village opens wide to offer the marvelous panorama of the village, backed by high mountains and facing the river. Ta Van and Giang Ta Chai village are the home of the Red Dzao and Dzay people. The road leads to Ta Van village that is small and narrow. Along two sides have a fertile terraced field which adorns by the green of corn and rice (it depends on season) Getting on the train to coming back Hanoi Overnight on the train/ 4 berths sharing/cabin Free time ideas - You do not forget to wander Sapa town at night to see how these local people enjoy their life. - You are recommended to relax with some hot coffee or some hot tea and enjoy stunning mountain view. - If it is weekend, you may have a chance to visit “Love market” at Sapa town center yard where young girls and boys unite and sometimes start their dates.

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Day 5

Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)

You will arrive Hanoi early morning, take a little walk (5 minutes) to hotel near to station to have short rest and shower 7.45-8.15: you will be picked up at hotel, transferred to Halong bay by shuttle bus Halong welcome: Today’s morning, you will leave Hanoi for Halong bay which is about 3.5 - 4 hours driving to the North. On the way, you will pass through different towns, villages with thousand miles of rice fields, vegetable gardens. On your arrival at Halong harbor, you will be welcomed and lead to your cruise to enjoy a welcome drink and lunch. While your board is cruising to the central of Halong for embarking, you may have a chance to see thousands of islands in various shapes which are lying randomly close to each other like a big wall.

Amzing Halong Bay

The beauty of Halong is not only made by its wonderful nature but also its mysterious legend for its name which is literally translated as “Descending Dragond” The legend says that long time ago Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons were sent to descend on Earth to help Viet people fight against fierce invaders coming from the North through the sea. All current 1969 like-a-citadel standing islands were changed from thousands of pearls which were spat out by dragons to check the enemies’ advance. After that battle, Ha Long was named for the place where Mother Dragon landed; meanwhile, Bai Tu Long was named for the landing spot of Child Dragons. The afternoon of today, you may visit one of the most natural and beautiful caves and ride kayaking to venture into hidden grottos. Your dinner will be served with various delicious dishes in cruise’ restaurant Overnight in Halong. Free time idea(s): At night, do not forget to try squid fishing while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere that you cannot find in any other places. Today useful note(s): - You may get wet while riding kayaking or swimming, it is better to have some swimsuits along with you. - Each cruise may have different specific itinerary so the detail will be discussed after you decide your interested cruise Day 6

Halong – Hanoi (B,L)

Ha Long Discovery: Waking up in the morning and doing exercise with Tai Chi while the sun starts shining, birds are singing somewhere will be a great start of the day and awesome moments. This morning, you may visit another cave to discover and learn about the formation of karst caves besides some interesting stories relating. While your board is cruising back to harbor, you have time to take a shower, pack your all luggage and check out your cabin. 11


Tai chi, also called Tai chi chuan, combines deep breathing and relaxation with slow and gentle movements. Originally developed as a martial art in 13th-century China, Tai chi is today practised around the world as a health-promoting exercise. Tai chi is for everyone. It is ideal for inactive older people wanting to raise their activity levels gently and gradually. Also, many of the tai chi movements can be adapted to people with a disability, including wheelchair users. Tai chi is characterised by its slow, graceful, continuous movements that are gentle on the joints and muscles. Done correctly, you’ll find that the tai chi poses flow smoothly from one into another. Many movements are completed with bent knees in a squat-like position. Hanoi comeback: It is another 3.5- 4 hours to drive back to Hanoi and you will have a stop in the middle way to relax after long time sitting on the bus. At about 4p.m, we will be in Hanoi, check in hotel and have free time to discover this city by your way. Overnight in Hanoi Free- time idea(s): Bia-O’Clock in Hanoi are by far the best place to drink in the city, and not simply because they are cheap! Each bar is usually buzzing, chocked full of locals and interesting journeyers, perched on tiny plastic stools, people-watching right on the sidewalk within touching distance of the traffic whizzing by – always a wonderful way to spend an evening! Day 7

Hanoi departure (B)

Upon your departure flight, our guide and driver will come to pick up and transfer you to the airport to connect flight to home. Today useful note(s): Please check your luggage carefully and all your personal items of passports, visa etc. before leaving your hotel

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS Inclusions - Selected accommodation (Twin/Double sharing) - Excellent Meals with Vietnamese style (special food upon your request) specified in the itinerary - Door to door private car with A/C. Shuttle bus for route: Hanoi–Halong-Hanoi to save client budget. If client wants to get private car for this route, please make request - Complimentary Mineral Water on tour (1 bottle/pax/day) - Experienced English speaking guide (Other language speaking guide upon your request)

Exclusions - Compulsory Tipping: Tips for Tour Guide / Driver USD or any local driver such as: cyclo driver - Surcharge may apply during special events and midnight transfer, peak season - Meals, Beverages which do not specify in the program - Flight tickets - Bank fee

Children Policy - Child under 5 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: Free of charge - Child 5-under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults with extra bed: 75% of package cost - Child 12 years old and above sharing room with one (1) adult: 100% of adult cost

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Vietnam highlights package 10 days

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Summary of Itinerary Day 1

Hanoi arrival ( no meal)

Day 2

Hanoi city tour (B,L)

Day 3

Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L,D)

Day 4

Halong bay – Hanoi – Hue by flight (B,L)

Halong bay Hanoi

Hue Da Nang

Day 5

Hue city tour(B,L)

Day 6

Hue – Hoi An (B,L)

Day 7

Hanoi cooking class & walking tour (B,L)

Day 8

Hanoi – Danang – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)

Hoi An

Ho Chi Minh city Mekong delta

Day 9

Ho Chi Minh – Mekong – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)

Day 10

Ho Chi Minh departure (B)

Detailed of Itinerary Day 1

Vietnam highlights package 10 Days route map

Arrival Hanoi ( _/_/_ )

Welcome to Hanoi: On your arrival in Noi Bai international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide with pick-up sign board then immediately transferred to your hotel for check in. It is estimated to be 45-minute driving through beautiful rice filed to reach Hanoi center. Hanoi – the antique and dynamic capital: lying strategically at the center of the triangular basin of the Red River, Hanoi is famous for numerous rivers, lakes, and mountains alongside and in the surroundings. Additionally, this antique capital is also attractive thanks to the appearance of large number of historical sites, cultural sites which witness its history of 1000-year formation and development. Overnight in Hanoi Free time ideas: If you arrive in Hanoi early in the day, you are recommended to walk around Hanoi old quarter to have the first sight on this friendly city before discovering it in detail in the next day with the guidance of your private tour guide with full day city tour.

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Day 2

Hanoi city tour (B,L)

At 8:00, after having breakfast at your hotel, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver at the lobby of your hotel to start your full day city tour. Hanoi exploration: By visiting all the most outstanding sites including historical, cultural sites and art exhibition, you will have a chance to look back some highlights of Vietnam history and learn about the unique feature of Vietnamese culture:

Tran Quoc pagoda - the oldest Buddhist temple in Hanoi - from the highviewer

Hoan Kiem Lake or Sword Lake is one of the major scenic spots in the city

Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh – is where visitors can express their admiration and gratitude towards the common father/uncle of Vietnamese who has led the country to independence and reunification Temple of Literature: which is first to honor Confucius before the establishment of Quoc Tu Giam as the first University of Vietnam, nowadays is to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam Hoa Lo prison: more popularly known as the “Hanoi Hilton”, was built by Vietnam’s French colonizers as a central prison (Maison Centrale) for Vietnamese criminals. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology: is a museum which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Late in the day, you spend your time taking cyclo – a traditional type of vehicle to go around the old quarter, experience a bustling corner of Hanoi After one tiring day with full of activities, you have time in a theater to relax with a traditional show of water puppet before coming back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi You have a free night for dinner so if you are interested in discovering local food, it is ideal to note down the address of No.1 Hang Manh str. with “Bun Cha”, No. 10 Ly Quoc Su str. with “Pho”, No. 31 Duong Thanh str. with “Cha Ca” etc. After dinner time, do not forget to take a walk to the bustling corner of Ta Hien street, Dao Duy Tu street where you can join dynamic nightlife with a lot of local citizens and foreigners.The legend says that long time ago Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons were sent to descend on Earth to help Viet people fight against fierce invaders coming Pho - Traditional Vietnamese beef noodle soup from the North through the sea.

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Day 3

Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)

Halong welcome: Today’s morning, you will leave Hanoi for Halong bay which is about 3.5 - 4 hours driving to the North. On the way, you will pass through different towns, villages with thousand miles of rice fields, vegetable gardens. Amazing Halong: On your arrival at Halong harbor, you will be welcomed and lead to your cruise to enjoy a welcome drink and lunch. While your board is cruising to the central of Halong for embarking, you may have a chance to see thousands of islands in various shapes which are lying randomly close to each other like a big wall. The beauty of Halong is not only made by its wonderful nature but also its mysterious legend for its name which is literally translated as “Descending Dragond”. The legend says that long time ago Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons were sent to descend on Earth to help Viet people fight against fierce invaders coming from the North through the sea. All current 1969 like-a-citadel standing islands were changed from thousands of pearls which were spat out by dragons to check the enemies’ advance. After that battle, Ha Long was named for the place where Mother Dragon landed; meanwhile, Bai Tu Long was named for the lading spot of Child Dragons. The afternoon of today, you may visit one of the most natural and beautiful caves and ride kayaking to venture into hidden grottos. Your dinner will be served with various delicious dishes in cruise’ restaurant. Overnight in Halong Bay cruise Free time idea(s): At night, do not forget to try squid fishing while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere that you cannot find in any other places. Today useful note(s): - You may get wet while riding kayaking or swimming, it is better to have some swimsuits along with you. - Each cruise may have different specific itinerary so the detail will be discussed after you decide your interested cruise

Couple exploring floating village on kayak on Halong Bay

Amazing rock pillar and azure water in the Ha Long Bay (Descending Dragon Bay)

The Kissing Rocks in Halong Bay

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Day 4

Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)

Good morning Halong: Waking up in the morning and doing exercise with Tai Chi while the sun starts shining, birds are singing somewhere will be a great start of the day and awesome moments. Ha Long Discovery: This morning, you may visit another cave to discover and learn about the formation of karst caves besides some interesting stories relating. While your board is cruising back to harbor, you have time to take a shower, pack your all luggage and check out your cabin. You will be transferred directly from Halong bay to Noi Bai international airport by 4 hour driving private van to take your flight to Hue. It is estimated an 1-hour flight reach Hue city. Free time idea(s): Let try “bun bo Hue” in your dinner as the greeting to this city Day 5

Hue city tour (B,L)

Hue Welcome: Hue is located in central Vietnam on the banks of Perfume River, just a few miles inland from the East Sea. For approximately 400 years, Hue was the political and cultural center of the Feudal State of Viet Nam. This explains why there are hundreds of historical and cultural remains located in the area. Hue city tour: you will have your breakfast at your hotel before heading to the attractions of your city tour, which will help you to learn and look back Vietnam long-life history including:

Hue Imperial Royal Palace from the high view

Tomb of Khai Dinh emperor

Thien Mu Pagoda

Tu Duc’s tomb which is located in an incredible narrow valley around 8 km from Hue, is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. The Imperial Citadel is located in the North bank of Perfume river which was built along the line of Peking’s Forbidden City, enclosed by 10-metre thick walls and surrounded by a moat. Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city. Minh Mang is on the west bank of the Perfume River. Late in the day, you will come back your hotel and have your own free time at night to discover Hue night life – a beautifully peaceful city. Overnight in Hue city. Free time idea(s): Gastronomy in Hue is famous for diversity and cheap price. The best idea for this first night is to enjoy some of the best dishes such as “Bun Bo Hue”, “Bánh Bèo”, “Chè Huế” etc. After saving your energy with full of tasty local food, it is highly recommended to take cyclo to go around the city center and enjoy its peaceful atmosphere, fresh air, night life of local people. “Bun Bo Hue” - A bowl of beef & rice vermicelli soup, Vietnamese noodle cuisine in Hue

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Day 6

Hue – Hoi An (B,L)

Hue Departure: today, you will leave Hue for Hoi An but firstly spend your day with wonderful scenery on the way of Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Marble mountain etc. Incredible Coastal Line: Lang Co beach: the beautiful beach that you can see on the way. Hai Van pass: is called the road “a deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coast roads in the world.” Cham Museum: This fine museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham artefacts, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham element. Marble mountain: is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located Huyen Khong Cave with shrines, in Ngu Hanh Son ward, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. The five Marble mountains, Da Nang ‘mountains’ are named after the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. Overnight in Hoi An Hoi An welcome: Reaching Hoi An at afternoon, check in hotel and free time to explore Hoi An beautites by your way. Free time idea(s): - Walking around Hoi An town to feel peaceful local life. - If it is the first day or the 14th day of month, you will have a chance to see and join colored lantern festival - Suites and dresses are very famous and cheap in Hoi An. The tailors Hoi An walking street can make them in one day for you. Day 7

Hoi An cooking class & walking tour (B,L)

Cooking class welcome: you will go to meeting point of Red Bridge Cooking School on foot and get ready for your exciting class today. Exciting cooking class: You 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. You explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable 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. At the end of cooking class, you sit down and enjoy what you have cooked. Afternoon, our guide will introduce you all the beauty of Hoi An town and its history, culture. Overnight in Hoi An. Hoi An is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site.

Japanese Covered Bridge in Hoi An

“Students” in Red Bridge Cooking School 18


Welcome to

Ho Chi Minh city

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Day 8

Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)

Ho Chi Minh welcome: you will be transferred to Da Nang to take your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. On your arrival in Tan Son Nhat airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and drive you back to your hotel in the city center. Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Oriental style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in very special sense. Dynamic Ho Chi Minh city: After having lunch in a local restaurant with tasty cuisines, you will spend you afternoon discovering the most attractive sites in Ho Chi Minh, which will help you to learn about the history and also culture of this land

Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh City which was was built in 1962-1966

Architecture outside Saigon Central Post Office, which was built by the French in 1886

Notre Dame Cathedral, Nha Tho Duc Ba, which was built in 1883

The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’. However, the design of the complex is not as appealing to tourists as all the historical events related to this building. The central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh city. Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations. Notre Dame Cathedral, which is considered the symbol of this dynamic city, is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh city and reaches a height of up to 60 meters. Ben Thanh Local market: Being a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset, Ben Thanh Market is absolutely a must-see attraction of the most dynamic city of Vietnam. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city Day 9

Ho Chi Minh city – Mekong delta - Ho Chi Minh city

Cai Lay welcome: leaving Ho Chi Minh city, you will travel to Cai Lay – a new destination of Mekong Delta, which takes you around 2.5 hours driving by private car. Mekong Delta is called as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. This tour offers you the lively picture of the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that criss-cross the landscape like arteries Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city Local experiences: - You will see how look our Southern channels and the processing of turning from canal water to fresh water and taking sampan to see an endless field both sides. - You come back to local house to enjoy these cakes that you make by yourself while enjoying our traditional music. - You will be introduced about “Von’’, “Vo” and “Cau Khi” that are very popular there. - Have delicious lunch with home-made food. Finally, you will watch pounding rice, rice husk and rice floor fan or walk around in a temple on a small islet will give you glimpse back at our past scene.

Float market

“Cau Khi” or Monkey Bridge in Mekong delta

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Day 10

Ho Chi Minh departure (B)

Ho Chi Minh goodbye: Your 10-days tour in Vietnam is coming to the end. You have free time on your own to walk down the street and pick up any great images to bring back to your country before being transferred to the airport. Today useful note(s): Please check your luggage carefully and all your personal items of passports, visa etc. before leaving your hotel

INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS Inclusions - Selected accommodation (Twin/Double sharing) - Excellent Meals with Vietnamese style (special food upon your request) specified in the itinerary - Door to door private car with A/C. Shuttle bus for route: Hanoi–Halong-Hanoi to save client budget. If client wants to get private car for this route, please make request - Complimentary Mineral Water on tour (1 bottle/pax/day) - Experienced English speaking guide (Other language speaking guide upon your request)

Exclusions - Compulsory Tipping: Tips for Tour Guide / Driver USD or any local driver such as: cyclo driver - Surcharge may apply during special events and midnight transfer, peak season - Meals, Beverages which do not specify in the program - Flight tickets - Bank fee - All related flight tickets. Estimate flight from Hanoi- Hue, Danang - HCM: 98 usd/pax/way

Children Policy - Child under 5 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: Free of charge - Child 5-under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults with extra bed: 75% of package cost - Child 12 years old and above sharing room with one (1) adult: 100% of adult cost

Hang Dau Water Tank in Hanoi 21


Vietnam - Cambodia highlight package 15 days

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Summary of Itinerary Day 1

Hanoi arrival

Day 2

Hanoi city tour (B,L)

Day 3

Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L,D)

Day 4

Halong – Hanoi (B,L)

Day 5

Hanoi – Hue city tour ( flight) (B,L)

Day 6

Hue – Hoi An (B,L)

Day 7

Hoi An Surrounding (B,L)

Day 8

Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh (B,L)

VIETNAM

Halong bay Hanoi

Hue Da Nang Hoi An

Siem Reap

Day 9

Cao Dai – Cu Chi Tunnels (B,L)

Day 10

HoChiMinh – Can Tho (B,L)

Day 11

Can Tho – Chau Doc (B,L)

Day 12

Chau Doc - Phnompenh (B,L)

Day 13

Phnompenh – Siem Reap (B,L)

Day 14

Siem Reap tour of Angkor (B,L)

Day 15

Siem Reap – Departure (B)

Phnom Penh

CAMBODIA

Ho Chi Minh city Chau Doc

Can Tho

Vietnam - Cambodia highlights package 15 Days route map

Detailed of Itinerary Day 1

Arrival Hanoi ( _/_/_ )

Welcome to Hanoi: On your arrival in Noi Bai international airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide with pick-up sign board then immediately transferred to your hotel for checking in. It is estimated to be 45-minute driving through beautiful rice filed to reach Hanoi center. Hanoi – the antique and dynamic capital: lying strategically at the center of the triangular basin of the Red River, Hanoi is famous for numerous rivers, lakes, and mountains alongside and in the surroundings. Additionally, this antique capital is also attractive thanks to the appearance of large number of historical sites, cultural sites which witness its history of 1000-year formation and development. Overnight in Hanoi Free time ideas: If you arrive in Hanoi early in the day, you are recommended to walk around Hanoi old quarter to have the first sight on this friendly city before discovering it in detail in the next day with the guidance of your private tour guide with full day city tour.

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Day 2

Hanoi city tour (B,L)

Hotel pick up: After one night relaxing and saving energy, you will be welcomed by our guide at the lobby of your hotel to start your full day city tour. Hanoi exploration: By visiting all the most outstanding sites including historical, cultural sites and art exhibition, you will have a chance to look back some highlights of Vietnam history and learn about the unique feature of Vietnamese culture:

Vietnamese water puppets on shop in Hanoi's Old Quarter

Turtle tower in Sword lake in spring in Hanoi

Many People Vietnamese and Foreigner tourist Memorial Ho Chi Minh's President at his Mausoleum

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum: known for honoring the national hero: President Ho Chi Minh – is where visitors can express their admiration and gratitude towards the common father/uncle of Vietnamese who has led the country to independence and reunification Temple of Literature: which is first to honor Confucius before the establishment of Quoc Tu Giam as the first University of Vietnam, nowadays is to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam Hoa Lo prison: more popularly known as the “Hanoi Hilton”, was built by Vietnam’s French colonizers as a central prison (Maison Centrale) for Vietnamese criminals. The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology: is a museum which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. Late in the day, you spend your time taking cyclo – a traditional type of vehicle to go around the old quarter, experience a bustling corner of Hanoi After one tiring day with full of activities, you have time in a theater to relax with a traditional show of water puppet before coming back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi You have a free night for dinner so if you are interested in discovering local food, it is ideal to note down the address of No.1 Hang Manh str. with “Bun Cha”, No. 10 Ly Quoc Su str. with “Pho”, No. 31 Duong Thanh str. with “Cha Ca” etc. After dinner time, do not forget to take a walk to the bustling corner of Ta Hien street, Dao Duy Tu street where you can join dynamic nightlife with a lot of local citizens and foreigners.The legend says that long time ago Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons were sent to descend on Earth to help Viet people fight against fierce invaders coming Cha ca La Vong from the North through the sea.

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Day 3

Hanoi – Halong (B,L,D)

You will arrive Hanoi early morning, take a little walk (5 minutes) to hotel near to station to have short rest and shower 7.45-8.15: you will be picked up at hotel, transfer to Halong bay by shuttle bus Halong welcome: Today’s morning, you will leave Hanoi for Halong bay which is about 3.5 - 4 hours driving to the North. On the way, you will pass through different towns, villages with thousand miles of rice fields, vegetable gardens. On your arrival at Halong harbor, you will be welcomed and lead to your cruise to enjoy a welcome drink and lunch. While your board is cruising to the central of Halong for embarking, you may have a chance to see thousands of islands in various shapes which are lying randomly close to each other like a big wall.

Amzing Halong Bay

All current 1969 like-a-citadel standing islands were changed from thousands of pearls which were spat out by dragons to check the enemies’ advance. After that battle, Ha Long was named for the place where Mother Dragon landed; meanwhile, Bai Tu Long was named for the landing spot of Child Dragons.

The beauty of Halong is not only made by its wonderful nature but also its mysterious legend for its name which is literally translated as “Descending Dragond” The legend says that long time ago Mother Dragon and her Child Dragons were sent to descend on Earth to help Viet people fight against fierce invaders coming from the North through the sea.

The afternoon of today, you may visit one of the most natural and beautiful caves and ride kayaking to venture into hidden grottos. Your dinner will be served with various delicious dishes in cruise’ restaurant Overnight in Halong. Free time idea(s): At night, do not forget to try squid fishing while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere that you cannot find in any other places. Today useful note(s): - You may get wet while riding kayaking or swimming, it is better to have some swimsuits along with you. - Each cruise may have different specific itinerary so the detail will be discussed after you decide your interested cruise Day 4

Halong – Hanoi (B,L)

Ha Long Discovery: Waking up in the morning and doing exercise with Tai Chi while the sun starts shining, birds are singing somewhere will be a great start of the day and awesome moments. This morning, you may visit another cave to discover and learn about the formation of karst caves besides some interesting stories relating. While your board is cruising back to harbor, you have time to take a shower, pack your all luggage and check out your cabin. 25


Hanoi come back: It is another 3.5-hour to drive back to Hanoi and you will have a stop in the middle way to relax after long time sitting on the bus. Reaching Hanoi around 4.00 pm (it could be different that depends on each cruise) Free time idea(s): You have free last night in Hanoi, it would be great to visit Cau Go restaurant (http://www.caugorestaurant.com/) where you enjoy dinner whilst looking down the street to see local life and Sword lake. Day 5

Hue city tour (B,L)

Hue Welcome: today you will leave Hanoi for Hue city – the middle of Vietnam with 1-hour flight. Hue is located in central Vietnam on the banks of Perfume River, just a few miles inland from the East Sea. For approximately 400 years, Hue was the political and cultural center of the Feudal State of Viet Nam. This explains why there are hundreds of historical and cultural remains located in the area. Hue city tour: you will have lunch at a local restaurant to enjoy the tastiest central cuisines before heading to the attractions of your city tour, which will help you to learn and look back Vietnam long-life history including:

The ancient wooden Thanh Toan Bridge, Hue

Musicians playing the original historic music at the magnificent tomb of the emperor Tu Duc

Ancient Forbidden city in Hue

Tu Duc’s tomb which is located in an incredible narrow valley around 8 km from Hue, is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. The Imperial Citadel located in the North bank of Perfume river was built along the line of Peking’s Forbidden City, enclosed by 10-metre thick walls and surrounded by a moat. Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city. Minh Mang is on the west bank of the Perfume River. Late in the day, you will come back your hotel and have your own free time at night to discover Hue night life – a beautifully peaceful city. Overnight in Hue city Free time idea(s): Gastronomy in Hue is famous for diversity and cheap price. The best idea for this first night is to enjoy some of the best dishes such as “Bun Bo Hue”, “Bánh Bèo”, “Chè Huế” etc. After saving your energy with full of tasty local food, it is highly recommended to take cyclo to go around the city center and enjoy its peaceful atmosphere, fresh air, night life of local people.

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Day 6

Hue – Hoi An (B,L)

Hue Departure: today, you will leave Hue for Hoi An but firstly spend your day with wonderful scenery on the way of Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Marble mountain etc. Hoi An at night

Lang Co beach Incredible Coastal Line: Lang Co beach: the beautiful beach that you can see on the way. Hai Van pass: is called the road “a deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coast roads in the world.” Cham Museum: This fine museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham artefacts, housed in buildings marrying French-colonial architecture with Cham element. Marble mountain: is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. The five ‘mountains’ are named after the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. Hoi An welcome: Reaching Hoi An at afternoon, check in hotel and free time to explore Hoi An beautites by your way. Free time idea(s): - Walking around Hoi An town to feel peaceful local life. - If it is the first day or the 14th day of month, you will have a chance to see and join colored lantern festival - Suites and dresses are very famous and cheap in Hoi An. The tailors can make them in one day for you. Overnight in Hoi An Day 7

Hoi An surrounding (B,L)

Hoi An is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It is an exceptionally well-preserved example of a South-East Asian trading port dating from the 15th to the 19th century. Its buildings and its street plan reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, that have combined to produce this unique heritage site

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Deep insight Hoi An: Your energetic day will be spent discovering the local life of farmers in the countryside of Hoi An town and also learning the history of the most highlight historical and architectural arts, etc. In the morning, you will depart to Tra Que village which is a small farming community located about 3 kilometers northeast of Hoi An. It’s an easy bicycle ride and a quite scenic one which involves pedaling past rice fields, glassy rivers, and lazy water buffaloes in the mud. - Participating in dying some work of the local farmers such as: watering and fertilizing and collecting vegetables…. - Learning how to cook some special local Vietnamese food - Enjoying 20-minute massage by traditional style Having lunch at local resident house Coming to Hoi An town in the afternoon to explore Hoi An on foot to take into the charms of this town. Its unique atmosphere has been created by a combination of Vietnamese, Chinese, and Japanese influences - The Japanese Covered Bridge is an invaluable property and has officially been established as the symbol of Hoi An. No trip to Hoi An would be completely without visiting Japanese Half Day wander around Tra Que Vegetable Village Covered bridge. in Hoi An - The Fujian Assembly Hall, which is a great example of the Chinese architecture, is believed to be built by Chinese merchants of the Fujian Province. Overnight in Hoi An Free time idea(s): - After having dinner in one of many local restaurants, you may walk down the street and enjoy peaceful atmosphere of this ancient town. - If it is the first day or the 14th day of month, you will have a chance to see and join colored lantern festival Today useful note(s): - Having chance to do some work of farm this day so you should dress convenient clothes - Having comfortable shoes to walk around

Day 8

Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)

Ho Chi Minh welcome: you will be transferred to Da Nang to take your flight to Ho Chi Minh city. On your arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, our guide and driver will welcome you and drive you back to your hotel in the city center. Once dearly called Diamond of the Far-east with the luxury level overriding that of Hongkong or Bangkok, Ho Chi Minh City is now the most populated city in Vietnam. Modern office skyscrapers, amidst Oriental style pagodas and food stalls along the street, create a dynamic urban area in very special sense.

Notre Dame Cathedral

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Dynamic Ho Chi Minh city: After having lunch in a local restaurant with tasty cuisines, you will spend you afternoon discovering the most attractive sites in Ho Chi Minh, which will help you to learn about the history and also culture of this land

Ben Thanh market which was painted with watercolor

The Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, built in 1902-1908 in a French colonial style

Reception room at the Reunification Palace used as headquarters by the South Vietnamese cabinet during the Vietnam War

The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’. However, the design of the complex is not as appealing to tourists as all the historical events related to this building. The central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh city. Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations. Notre Dame Cathedral, which is considered the symbol of this dynamic city, is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh city and reaches a height of up to 60 meters. Ben Thanh Local market: Being a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset, Ben Thanh Market is absolutely a must-see attraction of the most dynamic city of Vietnam. Your tour will come to the end in the late afternoon and you will have your free time at night Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city Free time idea(s): - Enjoying local food at Pham Ngu Lao street and surrounding - Visiting night market - Seeing A O show – an interesting traditional show

Day 9

Cao Dai – Cu Chi (B,L)

Tay Ninh welcome: You will leave bustling city for Tay Ninh – a countryside near Cambodian border gate – in which Cao Dai is located. It will be 2.5 hours driving through beautiful fields and peaceful small villages to reach Tay Ninh so you should not forget to catch some nice pictures on the way. Informative tour: Spending your whole morning in Cao Dai which is syncretistic Vietnamese religious movement that incorporates aspect of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism and even Catholicism. The Cao Dai Temple (as it is more commonly known) was begun in 1933 in a unique architectural style that reflects its blended traditions.

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- Lunch will be served before you leave Tay Ninh for Cu Chi tunnels which you will visit in the afternoon. - The tunnels were used by Viet Cong guerrillas as hiding spots during combat, as well as serving as communication and supply routes, hospitals, food and weapon caches and living quarters for numerous guerrilla fighters. The tunnel systems were of great importance to the Viet Cong in their resistance to American forces, and helped achieve ultimate military success. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city Free time idea(s): Ho Chi Minh is well known as a dynamic city with a lot of bars, clubs etc. so if you would love to enjoy this atmosphere in Vietnam, do not hesitate to pick up one Today useful note(s): On this day, you visit some historical and spiritual sites so you are required to dress up formally but comfortable enough for your discovery of the Cu Chi underground tunnel. Day 10

Ho Chi Minh city – Can Tho (B,L)

Can Tho welcome: today you will leave Ho Chi Minh bustling city behind and head to Can Tho which belongs to Mekong Delta by 3-hour driving private van. Mekong Delta is called as the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. This tour offers you the lively picture of the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals and streams that crisscross the landscape like arteries Local experiences: - Arriving in Cai Be at around 10:30 a.m, you will board a motorized boat

People on floating market in Mekong river delta Cai Rang and Cai Be markets are very popular among the local citizens and tourists.

that takes you to the floating market and spend time there for an interaction that you will see nowhere else in the world. - Walking to reach a coconut candy, a crispy-rice-cake factory (served free with premium hot tea) and you might buy coconut candy or handcrafted items from coconut trees of Mekong Delta for souvenir. - Getting back to the large motor boat for something different in An Binh Island. It is well-known for fresh fruits during the whole year. On the way, you have a chance to sight see landscapes on 2 long river sides and find out the life of local people in Mekong Delta. - Enjoying your lunch in a local house where you can experience daily life of local resident

Senior woman bake homemade rice macaroni on her small factory near Cai Rang floating market

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- Continuing to get on small row boats which will zigzag 20 minutes through a maze of shadow canals to enjoy the fresh air along the canal and beautiful water coconut tree scenery. Spending other 20 minutes riding bicycles and roaming through a village check out our natural landscape with quiet and peaceful villages or you can relax on a hammock for a short rest in Mekong Delta. Landing on a marketplace by 35-min boat and walk around to see how and what the poor rural people of Vietnam sell in Vinh Long City. Mekong Delta is home of people who live along the many channels.

Overnight in Can Tho

Free time idea(s): Each place of Vietnam will have its own specialty so you are recommended to try some tasty local food in your dinner time “Banh Xeo Tan Dinh”, “Banh Nem Nuong Thanh Van”, “Nem Cai Rang”. Etc… Day 11

Can Tho – Chau Doc (B,L)

It is said that “not being in Cai Rang floating market means not knowing the land of Tay Do – an old name of Can Tho”. Cai Rang floating market, one of the famous floating markets of the Southwest, specializes in selling fruits and agricultural products of the whole region. Every early morning, hundred boats gather together where their owners start to sell agri products. To be recognized easily, they hang out product samples on a long bamboo (called Cay Beo) in front of the boats, so that they do not need to cry their wares as in mainland market. .

Cai Rang floating market, Can Tho

Chau Doc Welcome: - Leaving floating market for Chau Doc by 3.5-hour driving car - Reaching Chau Doc in the afternoon and visiting Xu Lady and Thoai Ngoc Hau temple, Sam mountain if time permits Overnight in Can Tho Free time idea(s): It is a rural area so there are not many activities at night but it will be a good idea to spend your night with local food of “Banh Bo Thot Not”, “Tung Lo Mo”, etc.

Seven varieties of rice grown in the Long Xuyen Sugar palm trees on the paddy field in morning area of the Mekong Delta in Chau Doc, Mekong delta

Floating Market at Mekong delta

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Aspara Dancers 32 at Angkor Wat Concept


Day 12

Chau Doc – Phnom Penh (B)

Phnom Penh welcome: it is time to say goodbye Vietnam and continue your trip in Mekong area by heading to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It will be a four-and-a-half-hour journey by high speed boat to reach Cambodia, which will help you enjoy gorgeous scenery on the way with fresh air and green trees. 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 Phnom Penh discovery: Reaching Cambodia in the afternoon, you will spend your half day with the most highlight attraction in this beautiful land:

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh

Tourists on an ride elephant tour of the ancient city in sunrise

Novices monk vipassana meditation at front of Buddha statue

The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh was constructed over a century ago to serve as the residence of the King of Cambodia, his family and foreign dignitaries, as a venue for the performance of court ceremony and ritual and as a symbol of the Kingdom Wat Preah Keo Morakot (Silver Pagoda) is located in the southern portion of the Royal Palace complex. The pagoda was formerly known as Wat Uborsoth Rotannaram because it is where the King worshiped, prayed and practiced every Buddhist Silas Day The National Museum of Arts is the country’s largest archeological and cultural history museum. It enables you to have a glimpse into the cultural side of Cambodian history dating back to the 4th century Overnight in Phnom Penh Free time idea(s): - Exploring street on foot or tuk tuk – a traditional type of vehicle of Cambodian - Trying local food amok(coconut fish steamed in banana leaves), sticky rice with mango and Kampot pepper crab - Going to The riverfront’s rooftop bars to enjoy Phnom Penh panorama view while drinking Today useful note(s): Visiting historical and spiritual sites requires “Tuk tuk” car in Cambodia you to dress up formally today Day 12

Phnompenh- Siem Reap (B,L)

Siem Reap Welcome: leaving Phnom Penh, you will take a 1-hour flight to Siem Reap, which will be the next destination of your 15-day tour. Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. It is the major tourist hub in Cambodia, as it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor. The name of the city literally means Siamese defeated, referring to the victory of the Khmer Empire over the army of the Thai kingdom in the 17th century. Half day tour: After take a short rest and having lunch in a local restaurant, you will visit the hilltop temple of Phnom Pa Keng to watch the sunset. 33


Day 14

Siem Reap tour of Angkor (B,L)

Angkor welcome: Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple-mountain and the later galleried temple. Angkor tour: - Your full day tour today in Siem Reap will take you to Angkor Thom and the 7th World Heritage wonder of Angkor Wat Angkor Thom: the last capital of the Khmer Empire, was a fortified cit enclosing residences of priest, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom The Terrace of the Elephant King is a 2.5-meter tall terrace that stretches over 300 meters through the core of Angkor Thom. Three main platforms and two secondary platforms compose the terrace Having lunch with tasty cuisines in a local restaurant Angkor Wat, in its beauty and state of preservation, is unrivaled. Its mightiness and magnificence bespeak a pomp and a luxury surpassing that of a Pharaoh or a Shah Jahan, an impressiveness greater than that of the Pyramids, an artistic distinctiveness as fine as that of the Taj Mahal. Overnight in Seam Reap Free time idea(s): The Angkor Night Market will dazzle you with Khmer artwork, local handicrafts and sumptuous street food. The best part is it’s just a two-minute walk from Pub Street, so you can make it part of the evening festivities. Useful note(s): While visiting temple, you are required to dress up formally

Sculptures of demons of Asia - South gate to Angkor Thom in Cambodia.

Tourists on an ride elephant tour of the ancient city in sunrise

The modern name, Angkor Wat, means "Temple City" or "City of Temples" in Khmer; Angkor, meaning "city" or "capital city", is a vernacular form of the word nokor, which comes from the Sanskrit word nagara. Wat is the Khmer word for "temple grounds" The original name of the temple was Sanskrit or Brah BisnulĹ?k (Local variant) which means the sacred dwelling of Vishnu. Tourists on an ride elephant tour of the ancient city in sunrise

Day 15

Siem Reap departure (B)

Siem Reap goodbye: Your 15-day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia is coming to the end. You have free time on your own to walk down the street and pick up any great images to bring back to your country before being transferred to the airport. Today useful note(s): Please check your luggage carefully and all your personal items of passports, visa etc. before leaving your hotel Goodbye and hope to see you again! 34


INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS Inclusions - Selected accommodation (Twin/Double sharing) - Excellent Meals with Vietnamese style (special food upon your request) specified in the itinerary - Door to door private car with A/C. Shuttle bus for route: Hanoi–Halong-Hanoi to save client budget. If client wants to get private car for this route, please make request - Complimentary Mineral Water on tour (1 bottle/pax/day) - Experienced English speaking guide (Other language speaking guide upon your request)

Exclusions - Compulsory Tipping: Tips for Tour Guide / Driver USD or any local driver such as: cyclo driver - Surcharge may apply during special events and midnight transfer, peak season - Meals, Beverages which do not specify in the program - Flight tickets - Bank fee - All related flight tickets. Estimate flight from Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Ho Chi Minh city: 98 usd/pax/way, Phnom Penh Siem Reap: 110 usd/way/pax

Children Policy - Child under 5 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: Free of charge - Child 5-under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults with extra bed: 75% of package cost - Child 12 years old and above sharing room with one (1) adult: 100% of adult cost

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Indochina Heritage Line - Laos – Vietnam – Cambodia package 15 days

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Summary of Itinerary Day 1

Luang Prabang Arrival ( _/_/_ )

Day 2

Luang Prabang – Pak ou caves (B/_/_)

Day 3

Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall

Day 4

Hanoi city tour (B,L)

Day 5

Hanoi – Halong bay (B/L/D)

Day 6

Halong bay – Hue (B,L)

Day 7

Hue city tour (B,L)

Day 8

Hue – Hoi An (B,L)

Day 9

Hoi An (B,L)

Day 10

Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)

Day 11

Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnel (B,L)

Day 12

Ho Chi Minh city – Siem Reap (B,D)

Day 13

Siem reap (B)

Day 14

Siem reap (B)

Day 15

Siem reap (B)

VIETNAMHalong bay Hanoi Luang Prabang

LAOS Vientiane

Hue Da Nang Hoi An

Siem Reap

CAMBODIA

Ho Chi Minh city

Indochina Heritage Line package 15 Days route map

Detailed of Itinerary Day 1

Luang Prabang Arrival ( _/_/_ )

Welcome to Luang Prabang: You are picked up at Luang Prabang international airport, you will meet your private guide who will greet and welcome then take you to hotels. Activities: - Relax to get back your energy after a long flight. - Free to walk around the town Overnight in Luang Prabang Free time ideas: A simple stroll about town illustrates Luang Prabang’s magnetism. It’s picturesque, with all the lure of a quaint European town mixed with the beautiful, woodsy favor of Asia. A popular pastime is simply lounging in a peaceful cafe with a baguette and coffee (Laotians drink the real stuff, not espresso) and watching local life pass by. Useful note: Kissing the hands, waist of women in Laos, is dark hydrophobic action. Although you want to be friendly, but the action of waist, shoulder or joke jacket, especially with the unmarried girl is increasingly being seen as rude. 37


The UNESCO World Heritage City of Luang Prabang is the perfect place to see one of the most sacred Lao traditions, the Buddhist Alms Giving Ceremony. Although the ceremony highly revered ritual for locals, visitors are encouraged to be involved as long as a level of respect is maintained throughout. Alms giving takes place daily as the sun rise, beginning on the main street of Luang Prabang before spreading out to all the side streets. You should buy your offerings (usually food) in advance and arrive with plenty of time to spare as it’s considered very offensive to disrupt the ceremony once it has commenced.

There are many unspoken rules regarding etiquette in Alms Giving Ceremony, firstly shoulders, chests and legs must be covered in modest clothing as a mark of respect. You should also remain at a suitable distance from the monks and do not interrupt the procession under any circumstances. Therefore photo may be taken, but from a distance and never use a camera flash. When seated, shoes and socks must be removed with your feet tucked underneath as you observe the ceremony in absolute silence. Female attendees must keep their head lower than the monks when giving alms and they must not talk to or touch the monks at any time, even when making an offering. Suitable offerings include some simple food which you can probably arrange at your hotel or buy from a local market en-route, if you buy alms on the street do not negotiate on price as this is also considered highly disrespectful.

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Day 2

Luang Prabang – Pak ou caves (B/_/_)

Luang Prabang Discovery: Today, you will travel a long way about 25km to visit the special destinations along the Mekong River. Activities:

Ou Pak Caves with Buddha statues

Wat Xieng Thong, Buddhist temple in Luang Prabang

Buddhist alms giving ceremony in the morning everyday. This tradition is respectful for all buddhism and tourists from all the world artifacts.

- Visit Royal Palace Museum, which is home to a range of interesting - Embark on the a leisure cruise upstream on the Mekong River, giving us a breathtaking view of tranquil countryside. - Reach the mysterious Pak Ou Caves, two connected caves crammed with thousands of gold lacquered Buddha statues of various shapes and sizes left by pilgrims and go sightseeing the village of Ban Xanghai, where they make the local rice wine. - Visit magnificent Wat Xiengthong with its roofs sweeping low to the ground, which represents classical Laotian architecture and Traditional Art and Ethnology Center to aquire the basic knowledge of Laos’ many ethnic cultures. - Contemplate the Wat Siphouthabaht in the sunset scene; this is the really peaceful place to catch the last beauty of the day. - Look in the famous Night Market, where you can find a lovely collection of handmade textiles made by local and hill tribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight in Luang Prabang Useful notes: - Dress up formally when you come in the temples. - Be aware of signboards here. In some destinations, they don’t allow tourist take picture. Day 3

Luang Prabang – Kuangsi Waterfall (B/_/_)

Luang Prabang highlights Discovery: The Kuang Si Waterfall located 29km south of Luang Prabang, is the biggest in the Luang Prabang area with three tiers leading to a 50-metre drop into spectacular azure pools before flowing downstream. At the very bottom of the falls are several blue pools of water and small cascades (3-5 metres high); some of the falls are multi-tiered. Most of the pools are open for swimming (one is closed as being a sacred site) though the water is a bit cold because this area is shaded by big trees. This makes the falls a popular cool-off place among locals and tourists alike during the hot season. 39


Activities: - Participate in the daily morning rituals of saffron-clad monks collecting offerings of Alms (ubiquitous sticky rice) from the faithful residents - Take a short visit to the morning local market near the Royal Palace to watch how locals do thier business - Ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a panoramic view of the city and the Mekong River. - Visit Wat Visoun, dating back to 1513 during the reign of King Wisunarat (Visoun), which is Luang Prabang’s oldest temple and was once home to the Prabang Buddhas. - Transfer directly to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the forest trails. - Visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park (closed on Tuesday), one of the must-visit spots, where you can have an optional 15 minute tour to learn about butterflies and local flora. - Take a short visit to the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Center, where you will have a short tour so you get information about Silk, weaver, and the Women that work in the Centre. Kuangsi Waterfall - Transfer to the airport to take the departure flight. Overnight in Hanoi Day 4

Hanoi city tour (B,L)

Welcome to Hanoi: The flight take about 2 hour to arrive Hanoi and it takes 45 minutes driving through beautiful rice fields to Hanoi center before you are transferred to your hotel for check in. (check in time at hotel normally is at 14.00) Half day City Tour: After having lunch at a local restaurant with specific Vietnamese cuisine, start your half-day city tour experiencing the hidden beauty of the Northern region:

“Nha Rong” in Vietnam Meseum of Ethnology Khue Van Cac in Temple of Literature ( Van Mieu). Cyclo - "Authentic" way allow visitors discover Vietnam's first national university, built in 1070 the city center in intense emotions

The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam. The Temple of Literature, which is constructed in 1070 under Ly Thanh Tong’s dynasty, is first to honor Confucius and nowadays to celebrate the doctorates and high rank scholars of Vietnam. Cyclo – a traditional type of vehicle to go around the old quarter, experience a bustling corner of Hanoi while your guide is sharing interesting information about Vietnamese culture and intriguing daily local life. Relaxingly watching with a traditional show of water puppet before coming back to your hotel.

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Free-time Idea(s): Bia-O’Clock in Hanoi are by far the best the place to drink in the city, and not simply because they are cheap! The bar is usually buzzing, chocked full of locals and interesting journeyers, perched on tiny plastic stools, people-watching right on the sidewalk within touching distance of the traffic whizzing by – always a wonderful way to spend an evening! Overnight in Hanoi Useful note: - On this day, you visit some historical and spiritual sites so you are required to dress up formally. Ta Hien street - Heaven or international crossroad of Bia hoi, bars,... in Hanoi old quarter

Day 5

Hanoi – Halong bay (B,L,D)

Halong welcome: Today’s morning, you will leave Hanoi for Halong bay which is about 3.5 hours driving to the North. On the way, you will the chance to witness the changes between metropolis and rural areas Amazing Halong: - Enjoy a welcome drink and lunch on great cruise while admiring thousands of islands in various shapes which are lying randomly close to each other like a big wall. - Visit one of the most natural and beautiful caves and ride kayaking to venture into hidden grottos. - Try squid fishing while enjoying the peaceful atmosphere that you cannot find in any other places. Overnight on cruise in Halong bay. Useful note(s): You may get wet while riding kayaking or swimming, it is better to have some swimsuits along with you. Day 6

Limestone mountain scenery at Halong Bay

Halong bay – Hue (B,L)

Ha Long Discovery: - Wake up in the morning. Doing exercise and Tai Chi practicing while the sun starts shining, birds are singing somewhere will be a great start of the day. - Drop in on another cave to discover and learn about the formation of karst caves and some related interesting stories. - While your board is cruising back to harbor, you have time to take a shower, pack your all luggage and check out your cabin. You will be transferred directly from Halong bay to Noi Bai international airport by 4 hour driving private van to take your flight to Hue. It is estimated an 1-hour flight reach Hue city. Overnight in Hue city Doing exercise with Tai Chi while the sun starts shining Free time idea(s): Discovering how life was in the Royal time by enjoying the “Royal meal” as well as listening to the traditional music is a must activity when foreign tourists visit Hue City. Some dishes are mentioned to Hue songs such as: nem cong, cha phuong, cao lau, kho tau, thit quay, chao hai sam… 41


Day 7

Hue city tour (B,L)

Hue Discovery: You will have lunch in a local restaurant to enjoy the most delicious cuisines before heading to the city’s attractions, which will help you to understand more about Vietnam long-life history the attractions include:

Pavillon situated at the magnificent tomb of the emperor Tu Duc at Hue

Thien Mu Pagoda is a seven story historic temple in the former Vietnamese capital of Hue

Imperial Royal Palace of Nguyen dynasty

- Visit Tu Duc’s tomb located in an incredible narrow valley around 8 km from Hue, which is one of the most beautiful works of royal architecture of the Nguyen dynasty. - Stop over in The Imperial Citadel to witness the royal palaces where royals life and activities happened for a thousands year ago, some stuff made sophisticatedly by gold. - Worship in Thien Mu Pagoda (namely Heaven Fairy Lady Pagoda), also known as Linh Mu Pagoda, is one of the most fascinating and ancient pagoda in Hue city. - Visit Dong Ba market to understand the life of local people here. Overnight in Hue city Free time idea(s): - You can spend time to enjoy the beauty of the illuminated Truong Tien bridge and fresh air and walk the night market along Perfume river . - Trying different dishes and Hue’s variety cuisine. Useful note(s): this city tour will also take you to some historical sites so you are required to dress up formally 42


Day 8

Hue – Hoi An (B,L)

Hue Departure: Today, you will leave Hue for Hoi An but firstly spend your half-day with wonderful scenery on the way of Lang Co beach, Hai Van pass, Marble mountain etc. - Relax and get sunburn in Lang co beach one of the most beautiful beaches in Vietnam with gradually slope and white sand. - Drop in Hai Van called the road “a deserted ribbon of perfection—one of the best coast roads in the world.” - Visit Cham Museum: This fine museum has the world’s largest collection of Cham artifacts. The buildings were designed in a blend of French colonial architecture with Cham elements. - Climb Marble mountains: is a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located in Ngu Hanh Son ward, south of Da Nang city in Vietnam. The five ‘mountains’ are named after the five elements: metal, water, wood, fire and earth. - Contemplate Linh Ung Pagoda which is 693 meter above the sea level and owns a beautiful 67-metre-tall Goddess of Mercy statue standing on a lotus-shaped platform. - Reach Hoi An in the afternoon. Check in hotel and have good rest after a day fully of exciting activities. Overnight in Hoi An Day 9

Pagoda at Marble Mountain

Hoi An (B,L)

Hoi An ancient town: Hoi An is easygoing provincial demeanor and outstandingly harmonious old-town character more to luck than planning. Today Hoi An is a cosmopolitan melting pot, one of the nation’s most wealthy towns, a culinary mecca and one of Vietnam’s most important tourism centers. - Depart to Tra Que village which is a small farming community located about 3 kilometers northeast of Hoi An to experience a quite scenic one which involves pedaling past rice fields, glassy rivers, and lazy water buffaloes in the mud. - Participate in doing some work of the local farmers such as: watering and fertilizing and collecting vegetables…. - Learning how to cook some special local Vietnamese food. - Enjoying a 20-minute massage by traditional style. - Having lunch at a local resident house. - Explore the Japanese Covered Bridge- an invaluable property which has officially been established as the symbol of Hoi An. No trip to Hoi An would be completely without visiting Japanese Covered bridge. - Stop in to The Fujian Assembly Hall, which is a great example of the Chinese architecture, is believed to be built by Chinese merchants of the Fujian Province. Overnight in Hoi An

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Day 10

Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh city (B,L)

Ho Chi Minh welcome: Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is Vietnam at its most dizzying: a high-octane city of commerce and culture that has driven the country forward with its pulsating energy.

Notre Dame Cathedral

Visitors can enjoy a lot of beauty- spots and historical relics as well as explore the culture, foods and people’ life here. For sure, Ho Chi Minh City will not make you disappointed. Visitors can experience the city to its fullest with available time budget Activities: - Visit The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional rituals and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’. However, the design of the complex is not as appealing to tourists as all the historical events related to this building. - Take a walk around the central Post Office - one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. With a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, in its design building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations. - Witness the pace of the buzzing city from Notre Dame Cathedral which reaches a height of 60 meters in downtown of Ho Chi Minh city - Find whatever you want in Ben Thanh Local market. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city Free time idea(s): Enjoying local food such as Corn stir fried with dried shrimp (Bap Xao), Grilled Rice Paper AKA Vietnamese Pizza(Banh Trang Nuong), or Rice Paper Salad with Dried Beef (Banh Trang Nuong) at Pham Ngu Lao street and surrounding. “Café Bet” easily found on the street from the Notre Dame Cathedral at the park or at the cross street of Pasteur and Han Thuyen. Just take a seat wherever you think you might be comfortable, a vendor will soon be by to take your order. Day 11

Ho Chi Minh city – Cu Chi tunnel (B,L)

Cu Chi welcome: In here, your experience is visiting Cu Chi tunnels is the longest Tunnels was recognized by Asian record and was a Viet Cong base during the war. We sure that you will be fascinated by the ghostly battle map of the Cu Chi Tunnels. Activities: 8.00 after your breakfast, you will meet our guide and driver to go Cu Chi area, a network of 200km long underground dug-out which was being used during the Vietnam – USA war. After that, we visit Ben Dinh and have lunch there before coming back to Ho Chi Minh city Free time at the afternoon and overnight in Ho Chi Minh city. Useful note(s): you should dress up comfortable enough for your discovery of the Cu Chi underground tunnel. 44


Day 12

Ho Chi Minh city – Siem Reap (B,D) Siem Reap Welcome: Leaving Hochiminh City, you will take a 1-hour flight to Siem Reap to step by enter to the ancient world. As life-support system for the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap has been always destined for great things. It has reinvented itself as the epicenter of chic Cambodia, with everything from backpacker party pads to hip hotels, world-class wining and dining, and sumptuous spas. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap. Activities: Welcome dinner at the local restaurant. Free time ideas: Angkor Night Market is a good stop for those who want to get knowledge about the culture of Cambodia. Markets are generally open from 4 pm until midnight with many various products, especially bandanna, silverware, jewelry, …

Day 13

Siem Reap (B)

Angkor welcome: Angkor Wat is a temple complex in Cambodia and the greatest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat combines two basic plans of Khmer temple architecture: the temple-mountain and the later galleried temple. Activities: - Go around Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire, which was a fortified city enclosing residences of priest, officials of the palace and military, as well as buildings for administering the kingdom. - Leave your astonishment in The Terrace of the Elephant King – a 2.5-meter tall terrace that stretches over 300 meters through the core of Angkor Thom. - Have lunch with tasty cuisines at a local restaurant. - Scrutinize the unrivaled Angkor Wat that its mightiness and magnificence bespeak a pomp and a luxury surpassing that of a Pharaoh or a Shah Jahan, an impressiveness greater than that of the Pyramids, an artistic distinctiveness as fine as that of the Taj Mahal. Young Buddhist monks coming out of ancient Overnight in Siem Reap Bayon temple in Angkor Thom Free time idea(s): Pub Street is considered to be Western in Siem Reap town with a police reefs restaurants, lively bars bustling. Most bars open all day here but we only really operate from 5 pm until 12 pm, and even all night. Useful note(s): While visiting temple, you are required to dress up formally.

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Day 14

Siem Reap (B)

Gateway to ancient Preah Khan temple in Angkor

Beautiful young couple at Banteay Srei temple, Preah Neak Pean, Siem Reap, Cambodia in pink sandstone, Angkor wat complex - a Buddhist temple from the late 12th century

- Visit Banteay Srei, constructed at the late 10th century by a Brahmin counselor under a powering Rajendarvarman. Make stopover at the Preah Dark village and visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. - Have lunch at a local restaurant. - Go sightseeing at Preah Khan temple, built by King Jayavarman VII dedicating to his father. It is a huge, highly exportable monastic complex, and served as a Buddhist monastery and school, engaging over 1000 monks. - Drop in the Neak Pean, a small island temple located in the middle of the last Baray, constructed by a Khmer king in the Angkor area. Overnight in Siem Reap Free time idea(s): - In the evening you can go especially foot massage by individuals at many stores accupied the side about 5-10 dollars. - Relax by the circus in Phare – a famous circus in Siem Reap. The performances at the Phare, often with a combination of traditional culture and modern, are suitable for children and adults. Useful note(s): While visiting temple, you are required to dress up formally. In some places, they don’t allowed to take pictures Day 15

Siem Reap (B)

Siem Reap goodbye: You have free time on your own to walk down the street and pick up any great images to bring back to your country before being transferred to the airport. Today useful note(s): please check your luggage carefully and all your personal items of passports, visa etc. before leaving your hotel

Goodbye and hope to see you again!

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INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS Inclusions - Selected accommodation (Twin/Double sharing) - Excellent Meals with Vietnamese style (special food upon your request) specified in the itinerary - Door to door private car with A/C. Shuttle bus for route: Hanoi–Halong-Hanoi to save client budget. If client wants to get private car for this route, please make request - Complimentary Mineral Water on tour (1 bottle/pax/day) - Experienced English speaking guide (Other language speaking guide upon your request)

Exclusions - Compulsory Tipping: Tips for Tour Guide / Driver USD or any local driver such as: cyclo driver - Surcharge may apply during special events and midnight transfer, peak season - Meals, Beverages which do not specify in the program - Flight tickets - Bank fee - All related flight tickets. Estimate flight from Hanoi - Hue, Danang - Ho Chi Minh city: 98 usd/pax/way, Phnom Penh Siem Reap: 110 usd/way/pax

Children Policy - Child under 5 years old sharing room with two (2) adults without extra bed: Free of charge - Child 5-under 12 years old sharing room with two (2) adults with extra bed: 75% of package cost - Child 12 years old and above sharing room with one (1) adult: 100% of adult cost

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ACCOMODATION City

Superior Superior

Deluxe

Luxury Hotel De Lopera/ deluxe room http://hoteldelopera.com/

Hanoi

Ladocevita hotel/ superior room http://www.ladolcevita-hotel.com/

Silk Path hotel/ superior room http://www.silkpathhotel.com/

Sapa

H’mong hotel/ superior room http://www.hmongsapahotel.com/

Amazing hotel/ deluxe room http://amazinghotel.com.vn/

Victoria Sapa resort and Spa/ superior room

Halong Bay

Oriental Sails/deluxe room http://www.orientalsails.com/

Bhaya cruise/ deluxe cabin https://www.bhayacruises.com/

Lavela Premium cruise/ deluxe cabin https://www.lavelacruisehalong.com/

Romance hotel/ superior room http://romancehotel.com.vn/en/

Eldora hotel/ deluxe room http://www.eldorahotel.com/

Indochine Palace http://www.indochinepalace.com/

Vinh Hung liberary/ superior room

Ancient house village resort/ superior room

http://ancienthousevillage.com/

Palm Garden resort / superior room http://palmgardenresort.com.vn/

Siverland Central hotel and Spa http://www.silverlandhotels.com

Eden Sai Gon hotel/ deluxe room http://www.edensaigonhotel.com/

Majestic Sai Gon hotel http://www.majesticsaigon.com/

West hotel/ superior room http://canthowesthotel.com/

Victoria resort and Spa https://www.victoriahotels.asia/

Hue Hoi An Ho Chi Minh city Can Tho

http://www.vinhhunglibraryhotel.com/

Hau Giang hotel/ superior room http://canthotourist.vn/hotel/ hau-giang/hau-giang-hotel

Chau Doc

Chau Pho hotel/ superior room http://chauphohotel.com/

Siem Reap

Saem Reap hotel/ Deluxe room www.saemreaphotel.com

Phnom Penh Luang Prabang

Harmony Hotel/ deluxe room www.harmonyhotelpp.com

Villa Maydou (Pool View) http://www.villamaydou.com

https://www.victoriahotels.asia

Victoria resort and Spa https://www.victoriahotels.asia/

Tara Angkor hotel/superior room www.taraangkorhotel.com

Sunway Hotel/deluxe room www.sunwayhotels.com

Villa Maly (Superior) http://villa-maly.com/

Victoria resort and Spa https://www.victoriahotels.asia/

La Rose Suite/La Rose Junior suite www.larose.com.kh

Sofitel Luang Prabang (Garden Suite) http://www.sofitel.com/gb/hotel-9669 -sofitel-luang-prabang

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GENERAL BOOKING CONDITIONS Important notes: - Check in time is normally at 14.00; check out time is normally at 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels. - Please advise us of your passport details for visa processing at least 3 working days in advance. - The tour price does not include personal insurance so we highly recommend you to take your own insurance before your departure covering also the cost of medical evacuation by air. Documentation You will need a passport valid for six months and appropriate visas to enter our countries. Travel Sense Asia cannot accept responsibility if you are refused entry to a country because you lack the correct visa documentation. Cancellations: Any cancellations should be made in writing. Cancellation fees will not be charged for any bookings as less than 30 days or more prior to the arrival of clients unless there any charges or prepayments are due according to the policies of hotels airlines, cruises' and other contractor’s of Travel Sense Asia. If cancellation is made after full payment has been made, we will hold is a full credit to be used for further bookings (less any charges levied by hotels, carriers and other contractors of Travel Sense Asia. Cancellation Policy - More than 30 days before departure: No cancellation charge - Between 30 and 21 days before departure: 10 % of total tour cost - Between 20 and 8 days before departure: 25 % of total tour cost - Between 7 days and 48 hours before departure: 50 % of total tour cost - Less than 48 hours before departure: 90 % of total tour cost - Noshow: No refund Payment via our bank account

BANK

VIETCOMBANK

BANK ADDRESS

198 TRAN QUANG KHAI STREET, HOAN KIEM DISTRICT, HANOI, VIETNAM

BENEFICIARY

CONG TY TNHH DU LICH AN TUONG CHAU A

USD ACCOUNT

0011003198863

TEL

84-4 6668 3333 | 84-4-3715 3977

Peak season - Surcharge: - Christmas (24 Dec) and New Year Eva (31 Dec) - National day (30 April) and International Workers' Day (1 May) - Independence Day (2 Sept) Notice for Hanoi tour: Please be informed that Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ethnology Museum are close on Monday and Friday. If your tour on Monday and Friday, we will visit Hoa Lo Prison, Art museum, West lake and Tran Quoc pagoda instead of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ethnology Museum.

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3 weeks of "bucket list" sights, fabulous food and unique experiences. Our guides and drivers provided by Travel Sense were uniformly knowledgeable, professional, well organized but with the willingness to make adjustments to the itinerary to suit our particular needs and interests. Dragon Legend 2 night cruise of HaLong Bay was one of the major highlights of trip. Sam - Washington DC, USA - visited April 2016

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