Ancient Indochina

Basic Details

  • 7 Nights 8 Days
  • INR 86,700/- + Airfare
  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia
  • Strict

Cambodia - Vietnam | 7 Nights 8 Days | 20 – 27 April 2019

 

Date of assemble at Hanoi Airport: 20 April 2019

Price per person in twin / triple sharing INR 86,700/- (excluding airfare)

Discount of Rs. 10,000/- per person for first 15 bookings.

 

Suggested hotels (or similar)

Siem Reap

The Sokha Roth Hotel sokharothhotel.com

 

Hanoi

The Light Hotel www.hanoithelighthotel.com

 

Halong Bay

Halong Bay Cruise www.gardenbaycruise.com

 

Day-wise Programme

 

Day 1: Siem Reap Arrival (Cambodia): 20 April 2019

Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel check in. On the way to hotel, we will stop in front of the King’s Residence to see the Main Shrine, where the local people usually worship, with its statue of Yeay Teap, Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm. Buying jasmine and lotus flowers to worship is very important for the Cambodians. Spend the rest of time to visit one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale! Then continue to Wat Bo, a large, highly respected pagoda, founded in the 18th Century. Like the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, the vihear of Wat Bo contains unique wall paintings of the Reamker that are said to be late 19th Century. Here we will have a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for propensity, happiness and safely etc, during your holiday in Cambodia. Overnight Siem Reap.

(Lunch / Dinner)

 

Day 2: Angkor Wat

After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to discover Angkor Thom and Temples. Firstly, you will visit the wonderful Angkor Thom (the Great City) including the Southern Gate, famous Bayon temple (12th century in the centre of city remains one the most enigmatic temples of the Angkor group composed of 54 gothic towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Baphuon temple is lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru. Terrace of Elephants used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall, Terrace of the Leper King a platform 7m high, with statue and temple walls covered in emerald-green moss intertwined with roots which many deem the most charming of all, Ta Prohm.

Afternoon, it is time to visit the wonderful Angkor Wat Temples – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, as a temple and mausoleum forKing Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of 12th. Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorean temples, with a central tower surrounded by four smaller towers. The central monument represents the mythical Mount Meru, the holy mountain at the centre of the universe, which was home to the Hindu God Vishnu. The whole complex covers 81 hectares, a rectangular wall measuring 1025 meters by 800 meters borders the inner edge of the moat, and temple's greatest sculptural treasure is its 2 km-long bas-reliefs around the walls. In the late afternoon, visit to the Phnom Bakheng temple, is the first temple in Angkor region build by the Yacovarman I King in the first of 9th century, located on a slope gently hill where thousands tourist are grouping on the hilltop to catch a memorable time of life when viewing the marvellous sunset, the distant Angkor Wat in the Jungle.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

 

Day 3: Cultural Village

After, Breakfast proceed for City Tour, visit Cambodian Cultural Villages

(http://www.cambodianculturalvillage.com/), including Wax Museum, Miniatures, former capital Ou Dong, Royal palace, National Museum, Wat Phnom, Phsar Thmey, 12th century Kompong Kdey Bridge, 16th century reclining Buddha and Independent Monument. Also includes Carving, Traditional Dances Show and Villages. Shopping at the local market.. Then we drive to the Pouk district about 15 Km in the West of Siem Reap town you visit the silk farm, a fascinating farm/workshop where you can see the entire silk creation process including growing the food for the silk worms, breeding the worms, silk extraction and refinement, traditional kit dying pattern creation and looming. Retail silk and souvenir shop. On the way back, visit the Western Baray (Baray Occidental) measuring 8 km by 2.3 km which provided water for the intensive cultivation of lands around Angkor. Continue visit to Wat Thmey or Killing Field, contains a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. After that, visit to Wat Memorial Mountain. Then visit Angkor National Museum www.angkornationalmuseum.com known as the grand entrance to a world-class heritage that reveals the glory of Angkor Civilization. This museum enhances the cultural heritage of the Golden Era of Khmer Kingdom through amassed collection of invaluable artifacts and through state of the art multimedia technology exhibition for a full picturesque legendary story.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

 

Day 4: Siem Reap – Hanoi (Vietnam) Flight

After, Breakfast will be free at leisure. Proceed to Siem Reap Airport to board flight to Hanoi (Vietnam). Arrival at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and proceed to Hotel. Day free for local shopping at own cost and leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

(check-in time at 14:00hrs, early check-in is not inclusive and subject to the availability).

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

 

Day 5: Hanoi City Tour

Proceed for Full Day Hanoi City Tour of Discovery of Hanoi. We first stop at Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (view from outside, closed on Mondays, Friday and every afternoon), a large memorial in Hanoi where the embalmed body of Ho Chi Minh is preserved. Within this complex, we also visit Ho Chi Minh residence, and One Pillar Pagoda, a historical Buddhist in Hanoi which is built of wood on a single stone pillar and to resemble a lotus blossom. Then you will visit "Tran Quoc" pagoda, the most ancient pogoda in Hanoi, located on West Lake. It was Buddism Center under Ly and Tran Dynasty with historical and architecture values hundred years ago. This Pagoda is sarced and beautiful one where local people visit in religious holidays and Tet to pray for a peaceful life.

Afternoon, we move to visit the Temple of Literature - the first university of Vietnam which is dedicated to Confucius. Here you will be introduced the art of wood carving and bronze casting in Vietnam in the 19th century. If you visit this temple before Vietnamese Traditional Tet holiday, you would see how the calligraphist writing wishes in Han characters outside the temple.

Leaving behind the museum, visit Hoan Kiem Lake, free to shop in the Old Quarter, the 36 Old Streets.

Each individual street was named after the products sold there.

Then enjoy water puppet show, the unique Vietnamese traditional art. Water Puppet is an art form that dates back to the 11th century. The tradition of water puppet theatre stems from a time when rice paddy fields were flooded and villagers would make entertainment by standing in the waist-deep water with the puppets performing over the water. Great entertainment for all ages Charming, curious, and enchanting you'll be pleased you experienced it. (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

 

Day 6: Halong Bay Cruise

As an UNESCO World Heritage site, Ha Long Bay is the most famous destination in Vietnam, and it becomes a must see place in tourist’s eyes once they come to Vietnam. The bay covers more than 1500 square kilometers with thousands of limestone islands, which is unique and no words to describle the beauty of Ha Long Bay

 

08:15         Transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay (if the package is included transfer service).

12:00         Arrive at Ancora Lounge on Tuan Chau island

 

12:45         Board the boat and start your journey. Enjoy welcome drinks during the itinerary and safety briefing from Cruise Manager

13:00         Let the vacation begin with a set lunch as the boat cruises towards the southeast of Halong Bay, passing Fighting- Cock and Finger Islet.

 

15:00         Explore Surprise cave, one of the biggest caves in Ha Long Bay with beautiful stalactites

16:00         Swim or hike on Titov Island.

17:00         Optional onboard activities traditional spa extra charge, sunbathing on board.

 

17:30         Traditional Vietnamese cooking and fruit carving demonstration on sundeck (or in the restaurant in case of inclement weather) while boat cruises to overnight anchorage area.

 

19:30         Set menu dinner is served in the restaurant.

21:00         Relax in your cabin or join our staff at the reception for squid fishing.

Overnight on board Ancora Cruises

 

Day 7: Halong Bay Cruise

 

06:15       Start your day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck.

07:00       Light breakfast is served. The vesel weighs anchor to cruise through more of Ha Long Bay.

07:45       Visit Luon Cave areaby bamboo boat or kayaking

09:00       Brunch is served in the restaurant while the boat heads back to the harbour.

 

10:45       Disembark at Tuan Chau Marina.

Overnight in Hanoi.

(Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

You can spend time at some shopping malls with information as below:

Trang Tien Plaza -01 Trang Tien Street

Specialized in high-end luxurious goods with various popular international brands Flagship stores of Louis Vuitton, Dior, Zegna, BVLGARI and several desirable brands

Vincom Center Ba Trieu - 91 Ba Trieu street

The place where you can find international brands and high quality Vietnamese brands with about over 20 international brands of cosmetics and other famous brands of clothes, shoes, watches such as Mango, Boss Morgan, DKNY, Gurkha, Valentino Creations,…

NOTE: The itinerary might be subject to changes due to weather or time permitting conditions without prior notice

The cruise schedule might be subject to changes upon weather and operation conditions. Wi Fi is available on board but is sometimes unstable due to weak signal points across the mountainous bay.

 

Day 8: Hanoi – Departure to Mumbai

Day free for leisure. Proceed to Hanoi Airport to board flight back to Mumbai.

(Breakfast)

 

Included

Price includes:

  • Tourist Visa of Cambodia
  • Round trip transfers airport/hotel
  • Accommodation in decent hotels
  • Travel Insurance
  • Meals as described
  • 1-litre bottled mineral water per person per day whilst on safari
  • Transportation

Excluded

Price excludes:

  • Airfare
  • Vietnam Tourist Visa
  • Meals not described in the itinerary
  • Airport Taxes
  • Tips and gratuities to driver/guide; hotel/camp and restaurant staff; room service etc. Mineral water during meals
  • Items of a personal nature i.e., telephone/internet usage, laundry, bottled water and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, etc.
  • Any optional tours or excursions not mentioned in the itinerary

Terms and Conditions

  • Company is not responsible for loss of passport, loss of foreign currency, loss / damage of luggage and any other important documents of the client.
  • Company doesn’t book air tickets in advance. Airfare should be paid by client as per the rate on the day of ticket booking.
  • Check-in and check-out timings of the hotels should be followed. Early check-in or a late checkout is not guaranteed and is only on request.
  • Passengers are requested to take care of their belongings.
  • We have a right to change the itinerary as per the situation without any prior notice.
  • 80% of the total tour cost should be paid at the time of booking. Remaining 20% should be paid before
  • 10 days before the departure.
  • We are not liable for damages for any delay or default in performance during the term hereof if such delay or default is caused by conditions beyond its control, including, but not limited to, acts of God, Government restrictions, continuing domestic or international problems such as wars or insurrections, strikes, fires, floods, terrorist attacks, work stoppages and embargoes.
  • Any disputes arising in respect of the tour shall be subject to Mumbai Jurisdiction.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation policy (provided full payment should be received at the time of cancellation)

  • 10 days or less - 100% of the cost
  • Between 11 - 20 days - 30% of the cost
  • 21 days or more – 20% of the cost

 

Following items will not be considered for refund

  • Airfare
  • Visa fees and processing charges
  • Government taxes