Day 01 Hanoi – airport pick up – Check in hotel in Hanoi (Meals: No)
Pick up the airport and then transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi Old Quarter – the most exciting place for tourist. After that you are free to visit Hanoi City by yourself.
Note: Check in time is 13:00 P.M.
Day 02 Hanoi – Halong Bay Natural Heritage One Day Cruising tour (Meals: B, L,)
7:45 – 8:30 Am: Picking up from hotel/stay and depart for Halong Bay
10:30 Stopping over to stretch the legs on the way
12:00 – 12: 30: Arrival Tuan Chau Harbor, On-board Alova Day Cruise.
- Welcome Drink
- Safety briefing
- Lunch with Vietnamese dishes
- Kayaking OR Bamboo boat rowing trip (Optional) OR Relaxing
- Visiting Thien Cung cave (Heaven Cave)
- Enjoying afternoon tea
16.30 Disembarking to get on shuttle bus
18:00 Short stop to stretch your legs
20:30 Back to your hotel in Hanoi.
Day 03 Hanoi Old Quarter and Foodie tour – Overnight train to Da Nang (Meals: B, L)
Breakfast at hotel and morning free on your own to visit around Hanoi City.
11.30: Our tour guide will welcome you at your hotel lobby, then start walking around 6km in old quarter “36 old streets” to visit some famous and specialized- food families or stalls/ local restaurants, shops where they run their business every day, certainly you will watch and taste around 6- 8 particular dishes, we can customize vegetarian or special food too.
Special thing that tour guide would like to introduce some popular authentic food in lovely mini restaurants (not luxury restaurants) where you feel comfortable to sit down and enjoy some favorite dishes and nice drinks too
It’s interesting to hear from tour guide about the history of the old quarter in Hanoi, it is thousand years old and today retains much of the old flavor that made the area special in earlier times, each street was the exclusive domain of one trade (guilds) so there are whole streets of blacksmiths, silver shops, paper shops, headstone makers and more. Originally there were just 36 old streets in the old quarter but today there are more than 50 streets.
It is very difficult to find some local food stalls and mini restaurants on your own in hidden alleys and sidewalks, certainly the best way to make it easy is joining with Go Asia Travel, taking part in this special tour to learn about Vietnamese cuisine, culture, people and language.
After all. Food on Foot Tour will give you a unique experience to try the foods of the local Hanoi people, we ensure the food is handled hygienically and provide a comfortable venue for the tastings. The benefit also goes back to the vendors or restaurants/ families as we buy directly from them.
14.30 -15.00 Return to your hotel for relaxing and ready for the overnight train journey.
(Note: Having dinner on your own and prepare some foods for your train journey)
18.30 Pick-up from your hotel and transfer to Hanoi Train Station for soft – Sleeping train to Da Dang. Time you need to spend on the train is around 14 hours. On the train, you can view our beautiful country along the coastal line. You also stay overnight on the train and reach Danang train station at the next day.
Day 04 Da Nang pick up – Check in hotel in Hoi An Cultural Heritage (Meals: No)
Train arrive on this day and we will pick up and transfer to Hoi An Ancient town. Check in hotel and visit Hoi An Ancient Town on your own.
Day 05 Hoi An – Fishermen & Palm Paradise tour (Meals: B/L)
08.30 Pick-up from your hotel & transfer to a local fishing village
On the Fishermen & Palm Paradise Tour you will enjoy a wide range of experiences – from learning traditional fishing techniques to paddling the strange and unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats while exploring the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war.
On this tour, we provide an authentic social and cultural insight into the local Vietnamese way of life. As well you will take part in some hands-on activities that are fun, safe and interesting to people all of ages.
Activities on tour:
- Learn about daily life of Vietnamese fishermen, their families and their community
- Boat cruising on the Cua Dai River
- Join local fisherman on the river and enjoy hands-on experience of round net and cast net fishing
- Learn to paddle the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boats and join in a basket boat race
- Explore the now tranquil coconut-palm flanked waterways of a past war and hear of the extreme conditions endured by soldiers of both sides
- Enjoy lunch and cold beer or soft drink
13.30 Return to your hotel
Day 06 Hoi An – Airport transfer – Flight to Siem Reap- Pick up- check in Hotel (Meals: B)
After breakfast at your hotel and you are free till airport transfer. Today, you will have a flight to Siem Reap City of Cambodia. When you arrive, we will pick up to the airport. Check in hotel and relaxing.
(Note: Normally, you can get Visa of Cambodia on arrival)
Day 07 Siem Reap Angko Wat Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre – Cutural Heritage (Meals: B, L)
Early morning, we start witness sunrise over Angkor Wat temple and listening singing birds over the ancient land of Angkor area. We walk to nearby Pagoda and offering food to monks. Spend your own time talk to the monk and nuns to exchange the culture or relieve. We continue our trip to Angkor Wat temple. The tour starts with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology.
- Banteay Srei: nearly everyone’s favorite site. The special charm of this temple lies in its compact size, remarkable state of preservation, and the excellence of it decorative carving
- Banteay Samre: Its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 08 Siem Reap free day (Meals: B)
Today you are free in Siem Reap and visit the city on your own.
Day 09 Siem Reap – Airport transfer – end the trip (Meal: B )
This day you are free to visit city and shopping for souvenirs until transfer to Siem Reap airport for your flight back home. Trip ends