From the bustling Ho Chi Minh to the spiritual Cambodia

The most complete proposal; from the mountains of Sapa we crossed the country from north to south to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City, then we entered into the spirituality of the Lost Cities of Cambodia; a true legacy of the past.

Itinerario

Day 1: Flight to Hanoi
Overnight on board.

Day 2: Hanoi
Upon arrival at the Hanoi arport, meet and transfer to the hotel.

Day 3: Hanoi - City tour
With its ocher-colored colonial buildings and boulevards flanked by plants and lakes, Hanoi is a charming city. We started with the historic Ho Chi Minh Museum, an impressive mausoleum built of marble and granite, where the body of Tio Ho is preserved. Behind the mausoleum, you can see the Ho Chi Minh House, the One Pillar pagoda, the Temple of Literature, the first university for the children of the mandarins. In the afternoon, the Museum of Ethnology, 20 min. Journey from Hanoi, to better understand the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam. Return to the center of Hanoi for a walking tour of the old town to enjoy the lively local life. We ended the day with a show at the water puppet theater, a unique form of art from Vietnam, in which they depict scenes of rural life and episodes of national history.

Day 4: Hanoi - Tamcoc - Lao Cai
Located in Ninh Binh province, Hoa Lu was the ancient capital of Vietnam, more than a thousand years ago. The nearby Tam Coc is known as the land of Halong Bay due to its spectacular karstic limestone landscape that dot the lush rice fields. Here you will paddle in a sampan along a peaceful stream, while enjoying a majestic view of limestone cliffs, mysterious caves and the immense rice paddies. Lunch at a local restaurant and transfer overland to Hanoi late in the afternoon. Transfer to the train station to take the night train to Lao Cai.

Day 5: Lao Cai - Sapa and mini trekking Lao Chai - Ta Van
Arrival in the early hours and transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast. We continue 30 minutes by car to the town of Sapa in the Muong Hoa Valley, where the largest terraced rice fields in Vietnam are located. Then we walked 5km from Lao Chai, a village of the minority Black Hmong to Ta Van, village of the Giay minority. The magnificent views of terraced fields, Fansipan mountain range and cool weather, contributes to a unique experience. Back to the hotel.

Day 6: Sapa, Lung Khau Nhin market - Lao Cai - Hanoi
This market is three and a half hours drive by road through the hills. Surrounded by the settlements of some tribes, this one of the best preserved markets in the north, point of exchange of products of the members of the ethnic groups Flower H'mong, Tu Di, Tay and Giay. Then we have lunch (pic nic) transfer overland to Lao Cai station to take the night train back to Hanoi.

Day 7: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Arrival in the early hours and transfer to a local restaurant for breakfast. We take a road trip to Halong Bay. On arrival we embark on the reed for navigation in the bay. After a relaxing rest, enjoy a lunch based on fresh seafood while the rush navigates the area, World Heritage of Humanity, through the sculpted stone islands that emerge from the turquoise waters. We explore the Sung Sot cave where stalactites hang from the ceiling creating numerous shapes and figures. We relaxed on the beach before returning to the ship for dinner.

Day 8: Halong - Hanoi flight to Danang - Hoi An
Early on we can take part in the Tai Chi class held on the upper deck while the sun rises over the horizon. After breakfast, we move to a small beach on the island of Ti Top. Next, on the main boat we savor a delicious late buffet lunch while we sail back. Return to Hanoi to take the domestic flight to Danang, where our vehicle awaits us to transfer to the hotel in Hoi An. Rest of the day free.

Day 9: Hoi Ann
City tour. Between the 17th and 19th centuries, Hoi An was a thriving commercial port. Today, this city, a World Heritage Site, has well-preserved buildings, pedestrian streets and a unique kitchen. The narrow streets are ideal to enjoy a good walk. There is much to visit, including the houses of the merchants, with Chinese influences, the Japanese and Vietnamese architecture, 400 years old. The Covered Bridge, the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation and the colorful market, full of stalls brimming with local specialties like silk, which can be turned into garments in a day or two. Free afternoon.

Day 10: Hoi An - Hue
After breakfast, transfer overland to Hue. Hue was the imperial capital of the Nguyen dynasty, which reigned from the late seventeenth century until the nineteenth century. Thanks to its imperial tombs, the ancient pagodas and the remains of the Citadel, the city still has an air of royalty. From there, the car heads to the Thien Mu pagoda, the best preserved religious monument in Hue. In the afternoon, we continue the visit by car to the elaborate Royal Tomb Khai Dinh located 30m from Hue. Its architecture and atmosphere show us the union of oriental and western art designs. We continue the visit to the serene Tumba Real Tu Duc, designed to integrate with its natural environment and built on the principles of feng-shui. Back to the hotel.

Day 11: Hue - Saigon
After breakfast, transfer to airport to flight to Saigon. Upon arrival at the Saigon airport, meet and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day free in saigon.

Day 12: Saigon
City Tour full day. Saigon is a city that never sleeps, activity fruit of being the financial capital of Vietnam, its eight million inhabitants and more than four million motorcycles. Despite its known bustle, Saigon still retains its connections with the past, so it is almost mandatory a good tour of the city to admire and know its history. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon

Day 13: Saigon - Delta Mekong
After a 1.5-hour trip from Saigon we reached Ben Tre one of the southern rural provinces in the Mekong River delta. We enjoy the lush rice fields and fruit farms that we can see from the road when leaving the city. Arrival at the pier, where we start an excursion in a motor boat along the river. We observe the landscape of the Delta, the houses on stilts and the fish farms on the way. Upon arrival to Isla Tortuga, we visit a local house, meet the owners, taste the newly harvested fruit and coconut milk to get to know more about the daily life of the farmers. We enjoyed a nice walk through the village observing tropical gardens along the way, we visited a small family business dedicated to the production of coconut sweets. We continue the journey in a sampan rowed by a rower while we admire the labyrinth of canals. After saying goodbye to him, we took a walk through the shaded areas of the coconut gardens before arriving at a resting place to enjoy a cup of tea with honey and music from the Delta, recently declared a World Heritage Site. Lunch is served in My Tho to try some delicate local specialties before returning to Saigon in the middle of the afternoon.

Day 14: Saigon - Tunnels of Cu Chi - Siem Reap (Cambodia)
Early in the morning, after a two-hour ride enjoying the typical Vietnamese countryside, we arrived at the famous Cu Chi tunnels. Its construction began in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas, although they also served as communication routes, storage of food and weapons as well as hospital during the Vietnam War. A visit to these tunnels will give us a closer view of the terrible living conditions that the Vietnamese had to suffer during the war. We return to Saigon to take the flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, assistance at the airport and transfer to the hotel.

Day 15: Siem Reap - Temples of Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat
Breakfast at the hotel and visit to Angkor Thom, the ancient imperial citadel of the Khmer dynasty, of which, the main piece is the Bayon temple. In the afternoon we continue the visit in Angkor Wat, one of the wonders of the world.

Day 16: Siem Reap - Ta Prhom, Preah Khan and Banteay Srei
We start the day with a visit to the picturesque Ta Prohm. This beautiful temple is one of the gems of Angkor; It is covered with fig trees, giving an unforgettable exotic atmosphere. The roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the blocks of the huge stone temple, giving the feeling of forgotten city. We continue the visit in the wonderful Preah Khan. Return to Siem Reap for lunch and short break to continue in the afternoon in the jewel of Khmer art, the Banteay Srei temple, one of the most important in Angkor. Back to the hotel.

Day 17: Siem Reap - Lago Tonle Sap - Siem Reap
Tonle Sap. After breakfast and after a 1.5h trip stopping en route to visit a local village, we arrive at Tonle Sap Lake, also known as Great Lake of Cambodia. Navigation will allow us to observe the daily life of the inhabitants of the area, their lifestyle, schools... Return to Siem Reap and transfer to the airport to take the flight back.

Day 18: Arrival
Arrival at the home city.

Incluye

Airport and transfer assistance.
Parck and monuments entrances.
Spanish-speaking guide, subject to availability.
Basic travel insurance.

No Incluye

Drinks
Other aspects not mentioned in the section include.
Visa, border taxes
International flights

Info - Paises

Clima - Estacionalidad

Month
Jan 25ºC 20ºC 24ºC 96% 14% 47ml 14kmh
Feb 27ºC 21ºC 23ºC 96% 6% 14ml 13kmh
Mar 29ºC 23ºC 24ºC 96% 6% 14ml 12kmh
Apr 32ºC 25ºC 26ºC 96% 11% 30ml 12kmh
May 34ºC 26ºC 28ºC 96% 21% 53ml 10kmh
Jun 34ºC 26ºC 29ºC 96% 24% 60ml 9kmh
Jul 34ºC 26ºC 29ºC 96% 25% 66ml 9kmh
Aug 33ºC 26ºC 29ºC 96% 36% 131ml 9kmh
Sep 30ºC 25ºC 29ºC 96% 51% 292ml 10kmh
Oct 28ºC 23ºC 27ºC 96% 57% 396ml 13kmh
Nov 26ºC 22ºC 26ºC 96% 48% 302ml 16kmh
Dec 24ºC 20ºC 24ºC 96% 32% 146ml 15kmh
Month
Jan 24ºC 13ºC 0ºC 88% 7% 13ml 6kmh
Feb 28ºC 16ºC 0ºC 88% 9% 16ml 6kmh
Mar 32ºC 20ºC 0ºC 88% 18% 38ml 6kmh
Apr 34ºC 23ºC 0ºC 88% 30% 78ml 6kmh
May 34ºC 25ºC 0ºC 88% 40% 126ml 6kmh
Jun 34ºC 26ºC 0ºC 88% 48% 170ml 6kmh
Jul 34ºC 26ºC 0ºC 88% 57% 215ml 5kmh
Aug 34ºC 26ºC 0ºC 88% 57% 219ml 5kmh
Sep 31ºC 23ºC 0ºC 88% 41% 146ml 6kmh
Oct 28ºC 19ºC 0ºC 88% 25% 77ml 6kmh
Nov 25ºC 15ºC 0ºC 88% 14% 41ml 5kmh
Dec 23ºC 12ºC 0ºC 88% 7% 20ml 0kmh
Month
Jan 31ºC 22ºC 0ºC 92% 4% 6ml 9kmh
Feb 33ºC 24ºC 0ºC 92% 8% 14ml 8kmh
Mar 35ºC 26ºC 0ºC 92% 17% 29ml 8kmh
Apr 35ºC 27ºC 0ºC 92% 32% 62ml 8kmh
May 33ºC 27ºC 0ºC 92% 50% 116ml 8kmh
Jun 32ºC 26ºC 0ºC 92% 63% 162ml 10kmh
Jul 31ºC 26ºC 0ºC 92% 65% 185ml 11kmh
Aug 31ºC 26ºC 0ºC 92% 69% 205ml 10kmh
Sep 31ºC 26ºC 0ºC 92% 67% 200ml 8kmh
Oct 30ºC 25ºC 0ºC 92% 45% 121ml 8kmh
Nov 30ºC 23ºC 0ºC 92% 17% 37ml 9kmh
Dec 29ºC 21ºC 0ºC 92% 5% 8ml 10kmh
Month
Jan 20ºC 14ºC 20ºC 92% 6% 13ml 11kmh
Feb 22ºC 17ºC 20ºC 92% 8% 15ml 12kmh
Mar 26ºC 20ºC 22ºC 92% 15% 29ml 13kmh
Apr 30ºC 23ºC 25ºC 92% 24% 63ml 12kmh
May 33ºC 25ºC 28ºC 92% 39% 119ml 10kmh
Jun 33ºC 27ºC 29ºC 92% 51% 166ml 10kmh
Jul 33ºC 26ºC 29ºC 92% 55% 202ml 9kmh
Aug 32ºC 26ºC 30ºC 92% 55% 214ml 8kmh
Sep 31ºC 24ºC 29ºC 92% 42% 159ml 9kmh
Oct 28ºC 21ºC 27ºC 92% 27% 88ml 10kmh
Nov 24ºC 17ºC 24ºC 92% 15% 43ml 10kmh
Dec 21ºC 14ºC 21ºC 92% 7% 19ml 10kmh
Month
Jan 26ºC 18ºC 14ºC 92% 7% 17ml 10kmh
Feb 29ºC 20ºC 14ºC 92% 7% 13ml 10kmh
Mar 31ºC 23ºC 15ºC 92% 12% 24ml 11kmh
Apr 33ºC 25ºC 16ºC 92% 23% 55ml 10kmh
May 33ºC 26ºC 17ºC 92% 37% 104ml 9kmh
Jun 33ºC 26ºC 17ºC 92% 48% 142ml 9kmh
Jul 33ºC 26ºC 17ºC 92% 51% 165ml 10kmh
Aug 32ºC 26ºC 17ºC 92% 54% 184ml 9kmh
Sep 31ºC 24ºC 17ºC 92% 51% 193ml 9kmh
Oct 29ºC 22ºC 17ºC 92% 41% 167ml 9kmh
Nov 27ºC 20ºC 16ºC 92% 25% 100ml 10kmh
Dec 26ºC 18ºC 14ºC 92% 12% 44ml 9kmh
Month
Jan 32ºC 22ºC 26ºC 93% 3% 7ml 10kmh
Feb 33ºC 24ºC 26ºC 93% 2% 5ml 13kmh
Mar 34ºC 26ºC 28ºC 93% 6% 12ml 15kmh
Apr 34ºC 26ºC 29ºC 93% 16% 42ml 14kmh
May 33ºC 26ºC 30ºC 93% 36% 105ml 12kmh
Jun 32ºC 25ºC 29ºC 93% 52% 154ml 12kmh
Jul 32ºC 25ºC 29ºC 93% 54% 159ml 14kmh
Aug 32ºC 25ºC 28ºC 93% 51% 151ml 14kmh
Sep 31ºC 24ºC 28ºC 93% 56% 167ml 12kmh
Oct 31ºC 24ºC 29ºC 93% 51% 151ml 10kmh
Nov 31ºC 23ºC 28ºC 93% 30% 75ml 9kmh
Dec 31ºC 22ºC 26ºC 93% 11% 25ml 10kmh

Especies - Estacionalidad

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Leopard
Macaco
Müeller's gibbo
Asiatic black bear
Binturong
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Buffalo
Tiger
Elephant

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