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2020: JAN 16, 23, 30. FEB 6, 20. MAR 12.19, 26. APR 9, 23. MAY 14, 28. JUL 16, 23.
AUG 6, 20. SEP 3, 20. OCT 1, 8, 15, 29. NOV 12, 19, 26. DEC 10.
2021: JAN 20, 27. FEB 10, 17, 24. MAR 10, 17, 24.
NOTE: This tentative itinerary is for your reference only. Final itinerary will be issued only after the confirmation of Air tickets/Hotel Bookings.
Early morning 1.00 am Dep from Bengaluru airport to Hanoi. All guests are warmly welcomed upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport by our local guide then transfer to Indian restaurant for lunch.
This afternoon, you will enjoy a leisurely one-hour cyclo tour through the streets of this fascinating city. You will come face to face with the daily lives and activities of Hanoi’s streets as you pass through the congested, but delightful, Old Quarter. Ride pass the fascinating streets, which still bear the names of the shops that could be found in them in the 15th to 18th centuries. Then you will be transferred to hotel for check in (Check in after 2 PM)
Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
After breakfast, proceed to NinhBinh province (100km) toward the south of Hanoi, drive through rural northern Vietnam to the site of Vietnam’s first capital, Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel Visit the temples dedicated to Emperor Dinh Tien Hoang of the Dinh Dynasty (968-80) and Emperor Le Dai Hanh of the Le Dynasty (980-1009). The Ancient Hoa Lu Citadel (most of which has since been destroyed) once covered an area of three square kilometers. If time permits after visiting Hoa Lu take a half-hour walk up one of the surrounding limestone karst hills, the climb is rewarding with spectacular views.
Transfer to enjoy the lunch at local restaurant, along the way stop to take photographs of local villages and the stunning landscape.
After lunch board your private sampan though a winding stream through paddy fields instead of the sea. The boat gently slices through the water notice the enormous limestone karsts jutting out from the green rice fields giving rise to the area’s other name, ‘Halong bay on Land’. Here you will visit Tam Coc – a mysterious grotto, you may feel like they had just disappeared from the real world to get lost in such a hidden fairy site
Should you feel adventurous, climb up to Bich Dong Pagoda on nearby NguNhac Mountain, dating to 1428 and comprised of three structures: Ha, Trung, and Thuong Pagodas, in ascending order. Return by sampan to Tam Coc town before returning to Hanoi.
Dinner at Indian restaurant.
Hanoi to Halong Bay (160 km): 2.5 – 3.0hrs
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the port. Embark and start a relaxing in a wonderful cruise through Halong Bay, passing bizarre rock formations. You will discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea”. The picturesque Halong Bay has more than 3,000 limestone islets rising from the clear emerald water, many of them containing beautiful grottoes.
You will visit Thien CungCave situated on the south-west side of the bay, 4 km from the wharf outside of Halong City. The way to Thien Cung grotto is covered on both sides by thick forest. After entering narrow gate, the grotto’s 130-meter-long girth opens up. Getting in you will be more astonished in front of the very animated and splendid beauty which is made from the stalactites. On the east wall of the grotto, there is a grandiose and imposing picture with characters of tales.
Going out of the Thien Cung grotto, you will have a sensation of just watching a unique, meticulous, interesting fine-art museum which is made by nature. This grotto is one of the most beautiful ones in Halong Bay. Legend has it, that beautiful young lady named May (cloud), caught the eye of the Dragon Prince and he fell in love with her. They were betrothed, and their wedding lasted seven days and seven nights in the very centre of the grotto. During the boat trip local lunch will be served for your delights. Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi.Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi
The cruise itinerary and sequence are also subject to change, reroute due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
The aboveitinerary is basic one for your reference only as each cruise will have its own itinerary and will be slightly different.
Local food will be served on cruise
After breakfast you will visit Ba Dinh Square and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (viewed from outside) and his former residence with Humble House on Stilts, One-Pillar Pagoda.
Note: During the closure of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum on Every Monday & Friday and whole month of September, October, Tran Quoc Pagoda shall be replaced
After lunch you will be transferred to Noi Bai Airport for aninternational flight toSiem Reap. Upon arrivalSiem Reap airport, you are warmly welcomed by our local guide then transfer to Indian restaurant for dinner before checking in at hotel.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap
Breakfast at hotel, explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon – huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas – impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. Last you will visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty! Giant trees have grown here for centuries and lunch at local restaurant!
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. Dinner and have funny time at bars and pubs at Angkor night market! Overnight in Siem Reap!
Breakfast at hotel, we drive to visit Kbal Spean, 50km northeast of Siem Reap. The original “River of Thousand Lingams”, Kbal Spean is an intricately carved riverbed deep in the foothills of the Cambodian jungle. Visit Floating Villages, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap! Take a ride in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia and the largest in Asia. Here you’ll see plenty of examples of the Khmer way of life on the Tonle Sap. Then visit Wat Bo founded in the 18th century, a highly respected pagoda contains very unique wall paintings of the Reamker (Ramayana) that are said to be late 19th century. We continue to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale. Lunch at local restaurant!
Afternoon free for personal activities. Night dinner at Indian Restuarant
After breakfast Free at your own leisure until transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your return flight to Bengaluru . Reach Bengaluru by 11.00 pm.
Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather conditions, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability, local or religious festivals, unforeseen circumstances, the sequence of itinerary may need to be changed or alternative sites substituted at short notice.
Standard Hotel Check in time: 2:00pm – 3:00 pm (local time)
Standard Hotel Check out time: 11:00am-12pm (local time)
All bank charges to be born by remitter
All hotel rooms are based on the lowest category of room or Run of House, upgrade is subject to supplement
Halong Cruise Itinerary: The Halong cruise itinerary is subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions without prior notice.
Supplement charge for room rate in peak dates depends on the hotel category used. Compulsory gala dinner on X’mas, New Year’s Eve & Lunar New Year’s Eve to be advised upon booking. Prices for group of 15 persons up in 5 stars hotels sometime requires to re-quote bases on the hotel policy.