Vietnam Tours present this Central Vietnam & Angkor Temples Package (7 Days/ 6 Nights) which offers a visit to two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Hoian (Vietnam), Southeast Asia's major trading ports during the 17th and 18th centuries & Siem Reap (Cambodia), the gateway to the magnificent temples of Angkor. Don't forget the itinerarites are customizable according to your travel interest!
Central Vietnam & Angkor Temples - 7 Days - Vietnam Tours
Start city: Danang (Vietnam)
Finish city: Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Duration: 7 Days & 6 Nights
Departure: Private Tour. Daily, upon your request.
Cities to visit: Danang - Hoian - Siem Reap
- Extendable with optional tours from Danang (Vietnam) and from Siem Reap (Cambodia)
- Walking tour in Hoian Ancient Town
- Hoian Ecotour
- Sunrise tour of Angkor Wat
- Sunset over Tonle Sap Lake.
- BRIEF & PRICE
- TOUR MAP
BRIEF & PRICE
Day 1: Danang Arrival – Hoian
Welcome to Central of Vietnam! You will be welcomed by your tour guide and driver outside the baggage claim of Danang International Airport and take you to Hoian Acient Town. Arrive in Hoian, check in to the hotel and discover the acient town by yourself.
Graceful, historic Hoi An is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful town. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, and the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent. The face of the Old Town has preserved its incredible legacy of tottering Japanese merchant houses, Chinese temples and ancient tea warehouses – though, of course, residents and rice fields have been gradually replaced by tourist businesses.
Accommodation: Hotels in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hoian Cooking Class – Walking Tour
Take part in a cooking class at the Red Bridge Cooking School. Meet at the Hai Scout Cafe in Hoian’s Old Town. From there we will head to Hoian's colorful market. Explore the market and interact with local vendors to purchase some fresh ingredients for today’s cooking class. Next, board the Red Bridge boat for a leisurely 25min cruise along the Hoian River to the Red Bridge Cooking School. Discover the school's herb and vegetable garden. Learn to cook and help prepare five traditional dishes to enjoy for lunch. You will also be entertained and taught some special techniques at the fruit and vegetable carving demonstration. You will have lunch prepared by yourself.
After lunch enjoy time for relaxation as you immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoian was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk still produced in the region. Today, Hoian is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes. Take a half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tam Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. In the evening, enjoy free time to shop, explore the town, take a walk and discover the acient town on your own.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotels in Hoian.
Day 3: Hoian Eco Tour
(Farming & Fishing Life Tour - 6 Hours)
Today enjoy an eco tour which provides you with a close-up and intimate exposure to both the local farming and fishing communities. Accompanied by tour guide, you commence the day leisurely cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand, discovering all manner of photo opportunities - coming and visiting a beautiful organic vegetable village, watering and planting vegetable, hoeing a soil with local farmer, riding a water buffalo in a rice paddy field; seeing ducks swimming along the rice farm or farmers tending their crops. The photo opportunities are endless. As well you will experience the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Later you will board boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen and enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat while the waterways of coconut palm paradise. This tour provides you with a cultural window into the ways of life of both our farming and fishing communities.
After an interesting eco tour you will have chance to try to make colorful lanterns with instruction form locals. You can bring them home like a special souvenir form Vietnam or a gift for your family and friends.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.
Day 4: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Siem Reap
Today you will visit Marble Mountains (Ngu Hanh Son) on the way to Danang International Airport. Take a regional flight to Siem Reap.
Siem Reap with very famous Angkor is the earthly representation of Mt. Meru, the Mt. Olympus of the Hindu faith and the abode of ancient gods. The temples are the perfect fusion of creative ambition and spiritual devotion. The Cambodian ‘god-kings’ of old each strove to better their ancestors in size, scale and symmetry, culminating in the world’s largest religious building, Angkor Wat.
Check in the hotel. Freetime for taking a walking around center aera which very busy. Siem Reap is a nice town and deserves a good exploration. The night markets are highlights of the town.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 5: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples – Sunrise over the Temples
Rise up early to pick up the most beautiful, haunting and spiritual moment to visit magnificent Angkor Wat at dawn. This special activity is designed also to help you see “the Temple reflex on the water” when it’s much cooler and less crowded. Angkor Wat, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, which was constructed by Suryavarman II who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century and dedicated them to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys and ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction.
Your journey continues with a visit to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, with its majestic doors and artifacts. Then visit to monumental temple of Bayon which is the heart of Angkor Thom. Later, go to the Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King and Takeo "Jewel of Crystal", which is dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva and was erected at the end of the 10th century. Leaving Angkor Thom by the North Gate, you travel to Preah Khan (Sacred Sword), one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. You should not miss Ta Prohm Temple, which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty with its giant trees that have grown there for centuries. Have dinner at a typical restaurant and enjoy a traditional Apsara Dance Performance, a very interesting culture experience.
Meals: Breakfast, Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 6: Siem Reap – Kbal Spean – Banteay Srei – Sunset over Tonle Sap Lake
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel then set out for a tranquil countryside drive to Kbal Spean which was the refuge of 11th – 13th century religious hermits and over the centuries they carved linga stands, animals and sacral friezes into the surrounding rocks and riverbeds. Today, a well-marked path leads up the forested hillside to the central area that contains most of the carvings. The walk takes about 45 minutes. After lunch drive to Banteay Srei, home to Angkor’s finest stone carvings. Then, head out of town to Tonle Sap Lake where you will embark on a short cruise visiting the local floating villages. Immerse yourself in the rich culture surrounding Siem Reap on a boat tour along Tonle Sap Lake. In the late afternoon, you will watch the sunset from the foot of Phnom Krohm Mountain on the way back to your hotel in town.
Notes: The itinerary to Kampong Phluk subjects to change based on the season (water levels) and weather.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 7: Siem Reap Departure
Today is free at your leisure for taking around or go to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chass, called the “Old Market”, where you can see the locals shopping and going about their lives!
Say goodbye to the World Wonder and drive to the airport to catch your departure flight. Thanks for traveling with us and see you again! Bon Voyage!
1. Are tour dates of "Central Vietnam & Angkor Temples" flexible?
Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.
2. Can I extend or change my stay?
Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).
3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?
The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.
4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?
The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.
5. Are there any discounts available?
We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.
6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?
We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.
7. Are meals included?
We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.
8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?
Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.
9. What if I have a special request on food?
You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.
10. What are the accommodations like?
Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.
11. What type of transportation is used?
Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.
12. Is this tour suitable for kids?
Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.
13. How many people are typically on your tours?
We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.
14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?
Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.
15. Do tour rates include international flights?
This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.
16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?
When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.
17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?
Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.
18. How much should I budget for tips?
Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.
19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?
Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.
20. How to change or cancel my reservation?
- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html
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- Accommodations with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary
- Services of private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles
- Service of English/ French speaking tour guides
- 1 flight: Danang - Siem Reap
- Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
- International flights into Vietnam and out Cambodia
- Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary
- Early check-in and late check-out at hotel
- Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.)
- Tips for tour guides and drivers
- Travel insurance
- Visa fees.
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