DAY 1: HANOI – HA LONG BAY (-, L, D)
Upon arrival at Noi Bai airport, you will be warmly welcomed by ABI’s vehicle and tour guide and depart to Ha Long Bay. Arriving at Ha Long city, we will gather at the pier and check in our boat. The boat will go through many large and small islands with different odd shapes with unique names, such as Dog Stone Island, Sail Island, and Incensory Rock. Enjoy our lunch onboard.
Go to Bo Hon island. You visit Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. Next, you will kayak or take a bamboo boat through Luon Cave. After 30 minutes of kayaking, you board the boat to come to Titov island. You can swim at Titov beach with white sand or try climbing to the top of Titov mountain to see the panoramic view of Ha Long Bay.
Return to the boat. The ship will move to bring you back to the port. You can sunbathe on the deck, listen to music, and relax, immersing yourself in the nature of Ha Long Bay. Ship docked. The vehicle picks you up and takes you to the hotel to check in and rest.
Have dinner at a local restaurant. Evening free to explore Night Market, Food Street, etc.
Overnight in Ha Long.
DAY 2 : HA LONG – NINH BINH CITY (B/L/-)
Have breakfast at the hotel. Afterward, you will be free to play in the area of Ha Long Park with many attractive amusement parks (the cost of tickets to play at the parks is self-sufficient). The Queen Cable Car and the giant Sunwheel on the mysterious hill. Check out and have lunch.
Then we will depart to Ninh Binh. In the evening you will have dinner on your own and be free to visit the city. Relax and overnight at the hotel in Ninh Binh.
DAY 3 : NINH BINH – HANOI (B/L/-)
Have breakfast at the hotel and check out. Our vehicle will take you to the spiritual tourist area of Bai Dinh pagoda – one of the new attractive points of Ninh Binh, with many records set: The pagoda has the tallest and heaviest bronze statue of Shakyamuni Buddha in Vietnam, the pagoda has the largest bronze statue of Tam The in Vietnam, you can visit the temple by yourself or rent an electric car. We invite you to have lunch at a restaurant with local specialties.
Then we will take you to Trang An wharf and board a boat to visit Trang An eco-tourism area, where limestone strips, valleys, and rivers intertwine to create a fanciful and mysterious space.
After that, we will get on the vehicle back to Hanoi and spend the rest of the day in the city. Dinner on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.
DAY 4: HANOI – flight to DA NANG – BA NA HILLS (B/L/-)
Early morning: Have breakfast with local food in Hanoi. Our vehicle and guide will take you to Noi Bai airport to depart Da Nang city. We will pick you up at Da Nang airport and move to Ba Na Hills.
Boarding the Ba Na cable car – achieved 2 Guinness World Records, sitting on the Ba Na cabin floating in the middle of the clouds, you have the opportunity to look down the vast mountains and forests to enjoy the scenery of Ba Na nature reserve, the panorama of Da Nang, from Nguyen Tat Thanh bay to Son Tra peninsula, Hai Van pass. Have lunch at the restaurant.
Then, you will walk to visit and take pictures at Ba Na Golden Bridge, a beautiful check-in place most loved when traveling to Ba Na Hills. Continue to visit the world’s 3rd largest indoor amusement park called FANTASY PARK: love wheel, SKIVER pilot, fire race track, windmill, spiderman, free-falling tower, View 4D movies, Dinosaur Park, and Wax Museum. You get off the Cable Car and have lunch at the restaurant.
Dinner at a local restaurant on your own. Our vehicle and guide will take you to Da Nang along the coastal road. Check-in hotel and overnight in Da Nang.
DAY 5 : DA NANG – HUE – HO CHI MINH CITY (SAIGON) (B/L/-)
Breakfast at the hotel and depart for Hue. Arriving in the city, you visit Khai Dinh Tomb, a vestige with many different architectural schools, combining East – West, Europe – Asia. Lunch at a local restaurant and take a rest.
Continue to visit the Citadel – a relic in the complex of Hue Monuments, a historical relic of the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam. Thien Mu Pagoda, the symbol of the ancient capital land, is one of Hue’s oldest and most beautiful religious architecture.
Our vehicle and guide will take you to the airport and depart for Ho Chi Minh City. Dinner at a local restaurant on your own and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 6: SAIGON CITY TOUR (B/L/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, our guide will meet you at around 8:45 am (to avoid the rush hours) on a Vespa motorbike. Let’s visit Saigon the Vietnamese way.
Starting from a Cafe in central Saigon, we ride the busy city streets, first stopping at the unique Bird Club in the park before visiting the famous and thought-invoking Burning Monk Memorial Statue. Our adventurous mix of historic landmarks and hidden treasures continues as we soak up the local culture at a fresh flower market and a bright and vibrant fabric market. We zoom through Saigon traffic on the back of our comfortable Vespas to the captivating Chinese district, visiting a traditional medicine shop, an ancient Buddhist temple, and a hidden Chinese pagoda. Our final ride takes us into the heart of Saigon to see some classic city landmarks. Firstly, visit the French architectural influences of the famous Saigon Post Office and beautiful Notre Dame Cathedral (outside only) before we end with a short history lesson outside the striking Independence Palace.
Having lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, you will visit Ba Thien Hau Pagoda (Tue Thanh Assembly Hall), which is considered a spiritual house that has a significant influence on the cultural life of the Chinese community living in the city. Next, visit Ong Pagoda (Hoi Quan Nghia An), a sacred temple with a history of more than 200 years, which is the assembly hall of the Chinese community of Chaozhou origin. Have dinner on your own and overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
DAY 7 : HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L/-)
ABI’S vehicle and guide will pick you up at your hotel after you have breakfast. We will run to Cu Chi Tunnel, a historic area near Saigon, which is famous for a complicated underground system used by the Vietnamese troops to hide their army and food. Cu Chi is now an open-air museum that tells much about the historical war. Have lunch and rest.
Afternoon, you will visit :
Thien Hau Pagoda is also known as one of the most famous beautiful pagodas, with the oldest history of the Chinese community living in Vietnam. Besides the value of architectural art, sculpture, and ancient artifacts. The culture of Saigon is influenced by many strong characteristics of the Chinese community: concentration, resourcefulness, and District 5 depict them well.
Dinner on your own before enjoying a show of Water Puppetry at Golden Dragon Theatre. Overnight in Saigon.
DAY 8: HO CHI MINH CITY – flight to SIEM REAP (CAMBODIA) (B/L/-)
Have breakfast in the city. Our vehicle and guide will take you to Tan San Nhat airport to depart Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Upon arrival, welcomed by our tour guide in Siem Reap, transferred to have lunch, and check-in the hotel. Afternoon overland trip to visit the highlights of the Grand Circuit, including Preah Khan – meaning The Sacred Sword; this temple was also built by Jayawarman VII and is famous for its immensely long cruciform corridors and delicate carvings.
Come back to visit the “Les Artisans d’Angkor – Chantiers Ecole,” the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts. After the short rest, you will have dinner on your own. Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 9: FULL DAY ANGKOR TOUR (B/L/-)
After having breakfast at the hotel, our vehicle and tour guide will take you to explore the South Gate of Angkor Thom, known as Big Angkor, a 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century.
Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two-and-a-half meter tall, 300-meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon – a huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas – impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. The terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nagas, demons, and other mythological beings. Lunch at a local restaurant!
Afternoon you will visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II, who reigned Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate 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. Dinner on your own and have some fun at bars and pubs at Angkor night market. Overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 10: SIEM REAP (CAMBODIA) – flight to LUANG PRABANG (LAOS) (B/L/-)
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out, and our vehicle will take you to the airport to depart for Luang Prabang (Laos), the administrative capital of the ancient Kingdom of Million Elephants and the ancient capital of gentle and hospitable Laos was established 700 years ago. Upon arrival, welcome by a tour guide in Luang Prabang, transfer to have lunch, and check-in hotel.
Afternoon: Visit the beautiful ancient city of Luang Prabang, which was imprinted with Lao culture and French culture. You will be extremely excited by the peaceful old streets and the lovely stilt houses in the green gardens. Visit the Laos National Museum and Wat Mai Pagoda and Wat Sen Pagoda, one of the largest temples in Luang Prabang.
Next, you will explore Mount Phou Si, the most famous mountain in Luang Prabang, to see the panoramic view of the city and the sunset over the legendary Mekong River. A very memorable moment on the trip. Have dinner on your own and be free to visit the famous Luang Prabang night market, where you can buy many handicrafts. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
DAY 11: LUANG PRABANG – PAK OU CAVES (B/L/-)
Wake up early to witness important rituals of Buddhist monks in this city: the alms-giving ceremony, a unique religious and cultural activity of Laos. Hundreds of monks lined up neatly to receive offerings from city residents. After alms round, you will have breakfast at the hotel.
Our vehicle and guide will take you to visit the city’s people’s market to learn more about the lives of local people. Next, visit Vat Xieng Thong Pagoda, the largest and most beautiful temple in Luang Prabang. You will be free to visit and shop in the old town of Luang Prabang.
Noon: Have a meal at a local restaurant next to the Mekong River.
Afternoon: you will take a boat cruise on the Mekong River to admire the natural beauty and visit Pak Ou cave. This is a sacred cave of the locals, offered by the residents every year, as well as the Buddha image, so there are thousands of beautiful statues in the copper. On the way back, you will stop to visit a village specializing in producing the famous Laolao wine.
Evening: Have dinner on your own and be free to explore Luang Prabang at night. Overnight at Luang Prabang.
DAY 12: KUANGSI WATER FALL – LUONG PRABANG (LAOS) DEPARTURE (B/-/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, our tour guide will take you to visit KuangSi waterfall, the most beautiful waterfall in Laos. Here you can admire the unique beauty of KuangSi waterfall. Take a gentle walk to explore nature and don’t forget to bring your swimsuit to swim in the waterfall.
Return to the hotel and check out, then you will have lunch on your own and depart for the airport for the return flight. At the airport, the vehicle and guide of ABI HOLIDAYS return to the city center.
End of the program, and see you again!
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