11 Days - 10 Nights

Private tour (VNCBCLPVT11): Daily departure from Hanoi with local English-speaking guides (other language speaking guides at surcharge).

DAY 1: HANOI – ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Meet on arrival at Hanoi / Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi and transfer to the hotel for check-in. (Check-in time: 14:00 hrs – early check-in is not included.)
As the capital of Vietnam for almost a thousand years, Hanoi is considered to be the cultural centre of Vietnam, where every dynasty has left behind their imprint. Hanoi is located in the centre of the Northern Delta with a population 6.2 million people and an area 3,398 square km. Hanoi is an ancient city which had been established and developed for almost 1,000 years since 1010. Even though some relics have not survived through wars and time, the city still has many interesting cultural and historic monuments for visitors and residents alike. Historians liken the life-giving Red River with its banks crowded with green rice paddies and farms to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers; a cradle of civilization.
Rest of the day at leisure or join our wonderful optional excursions in and around Hanoi, such as our walking tour through Hanoi’s Old Quarter for first impressions.

Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi

Meals included: None


After breakfast, check out of the hotel. In the morning, you experience the rich cultural and artistic traditions of Vietnam’s capital. Visit Ho Chi Minh’s former Residence and Mausoleum (the Mausoleum is closed during the entire months of October and November), the One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam and built more than 1,000 years ago.
Then enjoy a 01-hour cyclo ride through the Old Quarter past the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple to a local restaurant for lunch.
Visit the History Museum and drive to Halong Bay (165 km east of Hanoi).

Accommodation at Hotel in Halong

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at Au Lac local restaurant or similar


Have breakfast at the hotel and start the day with a relaxing and wonderful 05-hour 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, of which you will visit one of the most stunning ones. During the boat trip fresh seafood fingertips will be served for your delights (please let us know if you do not eat seafood).
Return to Hanoi and attend a performance of the famous water puppetry, a traditional Vietnamese art form dating back to the 11th century. Afterwards, you may have some free time to explore Hanoi.

Accommodation at hotel in Hanoi

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch on board


The morning is at leisure until your airport transfer for the flight to Danang in the early afternoon. From the port town of Danang we drive the short distance south past famous Non Nuoc Beach onto the enchanting town of Hoi An.
On foot visit the historic town of Hoi An, listed by UNESCO as a World Culture Heritage and was once a well-known trading centre in Southeast Asia from the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizeable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. The town with friendly inhabitants, narrow streets, old houses, temples and wooden bridge still remains its ancient character

Accommodation at hotel in Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast
Dinner at hotel


After breakfast, start the journey to Hue, the former Imperial City of the last dynasty of Vietnam. En route visit Marble Mountain, a scenic spot with caves, temples, shrines, pagodas and a great view of the surrounding area. The caves can be reached by climbing steep steps.
In Danang, visit the Cham Museum, which houses the finest collection of Champa sculptures; some may date back to as early as 7th century. Have lunch at a local restaurant and continue the journey to Hue over the spectacular Hai Van Pass. Have a short stop on top of the pass – once regarded as the prime mountain pass on the North-South national road.
Arrival at Hue – a charming town set on the banks of the Perfume River.

Located in Central Vietnam, Hue is the only place in the country where many historic, cultural, architectural as well as artistic values have been preserved. Tangible cultural heritage - the system of historic monuments - and intangible cultural heritage - the Imperial court music - have their own national and international values that were acknowledged as World Cultural Heritages. Hue is also the site where the northern and southern ecosystems meet, the area of river-hills, greenery and beautiful landscapes.
The rest of the day is at leisure.

Accommodation at hotel in Hue

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at Apsara local restaurant or similar


In the morning, enjoy a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda or Heavenly Lady pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Situated 4 km upstream on the banks of the Perfume River, it is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601. After the boat trip visit the Imperial Citadel of Hue with the Purple Forbidden City.

The Hue Citadel is situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River. It covers an area 500 ha and has a system of three circles of ramparts: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Visit the local Dong Ba market, have lunch at a local restaurant and continue to Tu Duc Royal Tomb. Each ruler of the Imperial City built his own tomb during his reign and today you will visit one of the most beautiful mausoleums.

Transfer to Phu Bai airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel for check-in.
Formerly known as Saigon, today’s Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling and vibrating economic centre of the South. Over the past few centuries, Saigon was called the “Pearl of the Far East” and was an important trading centre for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who travelled along the Saigon River.

Accommodation at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at The Temple local restaurant or similar


After breakfast, drive to Cu Chi district (75 km from HCMC) to visit the amazing complex of underground tunnels at Cu Chi. There are more than 200 km of tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels. You have the chance to crawl through this amazing system of tunnels before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for lunch.
In the afternoon our walking tour will take you from the Saigon River past the Opera House, Town Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral and the old Post Office (all magnificent sights from the French colonial period) to visit the Reunification Palace (museum). Finish the tour at the famous Ben Thanh Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones.
The evening is free at leisure. You are welcome to join our optional dinner cruise on the Saigon River.

Accommodation at hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at Indochine restaurant or similar


Time at leisure. You are welcome to join our interesting optional excursions in and around Ho Chi Minh City, such as our Good Morning Saigon Tour.
Transfer to Ho Chi Minh City / Tan Son Nhat International Airport for your flight to Phnom Penh.
Meet upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport and transfer to the hotel.
After lunch, enjoy a Phnom Penh city tour: Visit the Independence Monument, and the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures - throughout the ages.

Visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles. The treasures include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90 kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. End your afternoon with the visit of the Wat Phnom temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.

Accommodation at hotel in Phnom Penh

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at hotel


Transfer from hotel to Phnom Penh International Airport. Departure to Siem Reap by Cambodia Angkor Air or similar airline. Upon arrival at Siem Reap International airport, meet and transfer to hotel.
Morning, visit Victory Gate, the twin temples of Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda, Takeo and Ta Prohm. The latter is one of the most beautiful temples in the area. It has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungles, looking very much the way most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Continue your tour at Banteay Kdei, surrounded by four concentric walls, Srah Srang, ("the Pool of Ablutions") undoubtedly used in the past for ritual bathing and Prasat Kravan temple with its unique brick sculptures.
Afternoon, visit the North Gate of Angkor Thom. Continue your tour at Preah Khan temple, built by the King Jayavarman VII and, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder-hugging corridors. However, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation. Visit Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool and representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake, Ta Som, Mebon Oriental, guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation, and the "Mountain Temple" of Pre Rup until sunset.

Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at hotel

Day 10: SIEM REAP (B/L/-)

For early birds: Sunrise from Phnom Bakheng, one of the two hills dominating the plain of Angkor, from where you will have a spectacular view of the Western Baray and the surrounding plain. Or witness the sunrise at Srah Srang. Return to the hotel for breakfast.
In the morning, visit the most famous of all temples on the plain of Angkor: Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodia flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Angkor Wat’s five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat symbolizes the ocean beyond.
Enjoy a relaxing 1 hour Reflexology Massage by Body Tune.
In the afternoon, visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century), the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy the sunset at Angkor Wat.

Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap

Meals included: Breakfast
Lunch at hotel


Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure flight to the next destination.

Meals included: Breakfast



Deluxe: Hilton Hanoi Hotel – Deluxe room (Hanoi),  Novotel Halong Hotel – Superior Bay View room (Halong), La Residence Hotel & Spa – Superior room (Hue),  Victoria Hoian Beach Resort & Spa – Superior room (Hoi An), Intercontinental Asiana  – Deluxe room (Ho Chi Minh City), Raffles Hotel Le Royal - State room (Phnom Penh), Angkor Palace Resort & Spa - Deluxe room (Siem Reap)
First: Silk Path Hotel –  Executive room (Hanoi), Royal Lotus Hotel – Superior room (Halong), Gerbera Hotel – Standard City View room (Hue),  Boutique Hoian Resort – Superior room (Hoi An), Equatorial Hotel – Deluxe room (Ho Chi Minh City), Sunway Hotel - Deluxe room (Phnom Penh), Prince D'Angkor Resort & Spa - Superior room (Siem Reap)
Superior: Marigold Hotel –Deluxe room (Hanoi), Mithrin Hotel – Superior room (Halong), Park View Hotel – Superior room (Hue), Historic Hoi An  – Superior room (Hoi An), Family Inn Hotel – Standard room (Ho Chi Minh City), Juliana Hotel - Superior room (Phnom Penh), Somadevi Angkor Hotel - Superior room (Siem Reap)
Please contact us for rates based on different hotels.



Price in USD per full paying guest in shared twin/double
room occupancy in a party of

Service Description

1 guest

2 guests

3-5 guests

6-9 guests

Child (*)

Single room supplement

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Category Superior







Domestic airfares HAN-DAD, HUI-SGN & PNH-REP







International airfare HCM-PNH on economy class







(*)  Child policy:
Discounted rates are applicable for 1 child (from 2 – 11 years of age) accompanied by 2 full-paying passengers (in other words, for every 2 full-paying participants 1 child is entitled to the special child rate).

Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast, L= lunch, D= dinner
• Transfers and tours with local English-speaking guides in air-conditioned vehicles
All entrance fees, boat fees and / or cyclo fees as mentioned in the programme
Drinking water and cold towels available on the vehicles

• Domestic airfare (quoted separately)
• International airfare to / from Vietnam (quoted separately)
• Optional tours
• Surcharges for other language guides
• Surcharges for Lunar New Year (TET) holiday
• Personal travel insurance
• Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc.
• Meals and services other than mentioned in the programme
• Drinks with meals
• Compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons and peak season surcharges which will be advised at the time of booking
• Visa application and visa stamp fees at Vietnamese embassies overseas and/ or upon arrival (Please note that a visa is compulsory for most nationalities.)
• Cambodian visa and visa application fee (compulsory for most nationalities)
• Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the programme

• Refunds will not be given for unused or cancelled services after the tour arrangements have commenced.

FIT (Individuals): Cancellation charges are calculated from the day the written notification is received by the company or agent as a percentage of the net total tour price as shown plus any surcharges (e.g. ticketed air sectors, other penalties imposed by suppliers such as hotels):
• Between 29- 21 days before departure:  According to the costs incurred will be charged
• Between 20 days and 15 days prior to departure: 25% of package price
• Between 14 days and 8 days prior to departure: 50% of package price
• Between 07 days and 2 days prior to departure: 75% of package price
• 1 day prior to departure or no show:   100% of package price

GIT (Groups): Cancellation of tours due to minimum number of participants will be advised 6 weeks before departure of the tour; in which case Happy Go Travel will offer an alternative tour of a similar standard or a full refund. Cancellation policy for GIT bookings will be advised separately case by case.

• Between 29- 21 days before departure:  no charge
• Between 20 days and 15 days prior to departure: 60% of accommodation price
• Between 14 days and 0 days prior to departure: 100% of accommodation price
• Certain Hotels impose stricter cancellation policies which will be advised separately.

• For air ticket reservations, we require the guests’ full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change until paid in full and ticketed.
• Airfares are subject to increase without prior notice.
• Please be advised that prices will be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers.
• This is a quotation only and neither reservations for services nor hotel bookings have been made.
• Small deviations in the tour program are sometimes necessary, depending on weather, road conditions, flight schedules and room availability.

Address:  5th floor,  130F Thai Thinh str, Trung Liet, Dong Da,  Hanoi, Vietnam
Telephone during office hours:  +84 24 32 686 686; +84 24 32 898 898
Fax:  +84 24 32 171 783

Mobile: Mr. Thang (Managing Director) (+84) 934556056

 Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. Happy Go Travel is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmes. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
 Programmes, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
 We strongly advise to leave valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewellery, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc.) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should NEVER be left on vehicles, even during short breaks, and carried around at all times. Happy Go Travel is not responsible for any loss or theft.
 Vietnam being a developing country is in full process of upgrading its infrastructure. Therefore, driving overland can be cumbersome due to ongoing road constructions.

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