March 17 to April 3, 2019
18 days | 14 nights | 41 meals
- Halong Bay
- Hoi An
- Ho Chi Minh
- Phnom Penh
- Siem Reap
- Flight from Montreal to Hanoi, returning from Siem Reap with Qatar Airways
- Domestic flight from Hanoi to Hue
- Domestic flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Hanoï Pearl Hotel 4* in a deluxe room or similar in Hanoi
- 1 night accommodation at Ninhbinh Hotel 4* in a superior room or similar in Hoalu
- 1 night on a traditional boat in Halong bay
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Eldora Hotel 4* in a deluxe room or similar in Hue
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Thanhbinh River Hotel 4* in a deluxe room or similar in Hoi An
- 1 night accommodation at Muongthanh Saigon Hotel 4* in a superior room or similar in Ho Chi Minh
- 1 night accommodation at West Cantho Hotel 4* in a deluxe room or similar in Cantho
- 1 night accommodation at Victoria Nuisam Hotel 4* in a superior room or similar in Chaudoc
- 1 night accommodation at Ohana Hotel in a standard room or similar in Phnom Penh
- 2 nights’ accommodation at Angkor Paradise Hotel in a standard room or similar at Siem Reap
- 41 meals: 14 breakfasts, 13 lunches and 14 dinners including one royal dinner on day 6
- All transfers and transports mentionned in the itinerary in a private air conditioned vehicle
- Service of local guides
- All visits and cruises mentioned in the itinerary
- Entry fee to museums and visited sites
- Ferry from Chaudoc to Phnom Penh
- Services of a Gendrontours group leader
- Protection offered by the Compensation fund for customers of travel agents
- Parking space at Montréal-Trudeau Airport at a preferential rate: Aeroparc, multi-level and ValetParc lots
- Get your travel insurance (medical, cancellation and/or interruption) with your travel agent
- Meals other than those mentioned
- Drinks and personal expenses
- Vietnam & Cambodia visas ($)
- Tours other than those mentioned
- Luggage fees with the airline
- Trishaw ride in Hanoi’s old neighborhood, also Vietnam’s capital and a museum of colonial architecture near the Red River.
- Boat ride in Hoalu (Halong bay), a valley surrounded by mountains, channels and rice fields.
- Night on a traditional boat in Halong bay.
- Visit of the Imperial City, imperial capitale from 1802 to 1945, and a city cited on UNESCO’s Wolrd Heritage since 1993.
- Stroll in Hoi An, a city appearing on UNESCO’s World Heritage with over 800 historical buildings.
- Boat ride in a forest of palms in the Mekong’s delta
- Visit of Cantho’s floating market.
- Visit of floating fish farms and CHAM village in Chaudoc.
- Angkor temples.
Arriving at Noibai Airport and transfering to Hanoi, a museum of colonial architecture. Capital of a unified Vietnam, Hanoi has kept its charm from the French occupation. Your hotel room will be available at 2:00 pm. Free time to beat the jetlag and to discover the city. Dinner in town and back to the hotel.
8 : 30 am : Leaving for a day visiting Hanoi: Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (outside), the old house and the One Pillar Pagoda; the ethnology museum (closed on Monday), the Litterature museum dedicated to Confucius, Ngoc Son temple. Lunch. Traditional wooden puppet show on the water. Dinner in town and back to the hotel.
8 : 30 am : On our way to Hoa Lu, also called « Halong on land » (110 km / 2. 5 hours). Visit of the Bichdong pagoda and the three grottos, Hang Chua, Hang Ghe et Hang But. Boarding a traditional sampan for a ride through rice fields and channels. In a village in the Bac Bo delta, cooking class and initiation to a local specialty. Lunch in a local home. Cycling (1 hour) around the village. Dinner in town and back to the hotel.
8 : 00 am : On our way to Halong bay (210 Km / 4.5 hours), a natural treasure appearing on UNESCO’s World Heritage list since 1994. Boarding a traditional boat for a cruise. Seafood lunch on the water. Visit of a floating village and kayak or sampan ride arounds the islands. Dinner on the boat. Evening fishing and accommodation on the boat.
Opportunity to try Taichi early in the morning. Continuing the cruise on the bay. Lunch on board or at a local restaurant. Cruise ends at 11:30 am. Returning to Hanoi (180 km / 4 hours). Transfering to the airport (40 km / 1 hour). Fligth to Hue (1 hour), cultural capital on UNESCO’s World Heritage list since 1993. Transferring to your hotel (20 km / 30 minutes). Dinner in town and back to your hotel.
8 :30 : Cruise on the River of Perfume to the Celestial Lady Pagoda. Discovering the Imperial Citadel built in 1805. Lunch of Bun Bo Hué – beef noodles. Visit of the emperor Tu Duc’s mausoleum. Stopover in a village specialized in incense production. Visit of the Tu Hieu pagoda. Royal dinner and back to the hotel.
- Imperial dinner while wearing traditional clothing.
- Meals starts with habits and customs from imperial time.
- The king and queen are honored by high dignitaries.
- Each dish is decorated.
8 :30 : Transfering to Hoi An (135 km / 3 hours). Visit of a stonecutter’s workshop. Hoi An, on UNESCO’s World Heritage, showcases over 800 historical buildings od Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese architecture. Lunch. City tour: Fujian sanctuary, Chuc Than pagoda (1454), a Japanese covered bridge built in 1593, Tan Ky’s traditional house. Initiation to lantern making. Dinner of Banh Vac – white roses – white rice past with shrimp. Back to the hotel.
9 : 00 am: Leaving for a one-hour cycling outing in the villages around Hoi An. Boat ride on Thubon river. Transfering to TraQue village. Cooking lesson of a local specialty. Lunch. Free time in the afternoon. Dinner of Cao Lau, a soup of pork and vegetables. Back to the hotel.
Transfering to Danang Airoport (45 km / 1 hour) for your flight to Ho Chi Minh (1 hour). Renamed Ho Chi Minh Ville in 1976 following the Americans leaving the territory, the city is still called Saigon by most of its 4.5 million inhabitants. Meeting your local guide and transferring to the city (10 km / 30 minutes). Lunch. Visit of old colonial sites, central post, Reunification Palace (outside) and Notre-Dame cathedral. Discovering the Chinese neighborhood of Cholon, the Binh tay market and Thien hau temple. Dinnerin town and back to the hotel.
8 :00 am: On our way to Caibe (110 km / 3 hours) and the Mekong river. Cruise on a traditional boat. Lunch of a local specialty – Elephant ear fish. Visit of a rice cake, candy and popcorn manufacture. Fruit, honey and tea tasting. Arriving at Vinh Long. Continuing to Cantho (45 km / 1 hour). Dinner in town and back to the hotel.
7 :30 : Leaving for a ride on the Mekong. Boarding a boat to visit the floating market of Cai Rang. Visit of the old colonial house of Binh Thuy. Continuing to Chaudoc (125 km / 2.5 hours). Lunch. Boarding a boat to visit floating fish farms and stopover in the village of Cham. Visit of the Tay An pagoda and the Chua Xu temple. Dinner in town and back to the hotel.
8 :00 am: Transfering to the pier for the ferry ride to Phnom Penh (5 hours). Visit of the Royal Palace. Drink on the Sissovat pier. Dinner and back to the hotel.
Leaving for the National Museum built by the French. Continuing to Siam Reap. Lunch on the way. Dinner and back to the hotel.
Discovering Angkor, part of UNESCO’s World Heritage. In the morning, visit of Angkor Vat. Lunch. Visit of Bayon and Baphuon. Continuing with a visit of Ta Prom, a Buddist monastery. Dinner and back to the hotel.
Transfering to the airport for the flight back to Montreal.
Arriving in Montreal
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