Silk Road

Day 1 | Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel.

Day 2 | Hanoi (B, L)
Begin with an exploration of the vast Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh’s Stilt House. Continue to the miniature 11th century One Pillar Pagoda and then to the Temple of Literature. Then, head to the Museum of Ethnology which showcases art, traditional clothing and reconstructions of traditional longhouses from 54 different ethnic groups. In the afternoon, visit Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. Along the way, pass by other colonial landmarks such as the Opera House and St Joseph’s Cathedral.
Note:

  • The Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays and closes annually in October and November for restoration.
  • The Ethnology Museum is closed on Mondays and during Vietnam New Year.
TIP OF THE DAY: Have a taste of Pho and Banh mi – two of the best street food items on the world.

Day 3 | Hanoi Halong Bay Cruise (B, L, D)
After breakfast, transfer to Tuan Chau Marina Port in Halong Bay and board the Paradise Luxury Cruise. After the welcome drink, start your cruise briefing, safety instructions and check-in cabins. Then, depart to Halong Bay. Enjoy lunch while cruising through HOA Cuong Fishing Village, Ti Top Area and Bai Tu Long Area. Visit Thien Canh Son Island where you can go swimming, kayaking (with supplement) or explore the mysterious dark cave. Enjoy cooking demonstration and pre dinner cocktail. Dinner is served on board.
TIP OF THE DAY: The sunrise over Ha Long Bay is pure magic, make sure you get up early enough to catch this stunning moment, and don’t forget your camera.

Day 4 | Halong Bay Cruise Hanoi Danang Hoi An (B, L)
Begin your day with early morning Tai Chi session on the Sundeck. Then, explore Sung SOT Cave. Back to the cruise for a breakfast buffet. Upon arrival at Tuan Chau Island, you will be transferred to Hanoi Airport for your flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be greeted and escorted to your hotel in Hoi An.

Day 5 | Hoi An (B, L)
Your walking tour includes many of the town’s highlights. Visit the Japanese Covered Bridge, built in 1593. Near the bridge is Sa Huynh Museum which houses exhibitions from the earliest period of Hoi An’s history. Visit the Tran Family Chapel and the Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall, a Chinese pagoda. Also visit a Lantern Making Workshop.
TIP OF THE DAY: Head down to An Bang beach after sightseeing for a sunset drink and some live music in the beach bars along the beach.

Day 6 | Hoi An Danang Saigon (B, L)
Transfer to Danang Airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, your tour begins with the historic centre, strolling along Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare and heart of old colonial Saigon. Pass by European-style landmarks such as the ornate City Hall (Hotel De Ville), the old Opera House, and pay a quick visit to the neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Then tour the Reunification Palace, formerly the Independence Palace of the South Vietnamese president. It has been preserved in its original state. Continue to the War Remnants Museum, guaranteed to provoke strong emotions. Finally, visit the Emperor of Jade Pagoda. Check in to your hotel.

Day 7 | Saigon (B, L)
Today’s highlight is to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Never discovered by American forces, the Cu Chi Tunnels were an important Vietcong base during the American War. Your afternoon is at leisure.

Day 8 | Saigon Siem Reap (B, L)
Transfer to airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be greeted at the airport and proceed for sightseeing. Visit the fortified city of Angkor Thom. The city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Enter by the monumental South Gate and continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings. Visit the ruined Baphuon, Royal Enclosure and Phimeanakas before continuing to the mysterious Bayon Temple. Later, watch the sun set over the Cambodian countryside from the upper terraces of an ancient Angkorian temple. Check in to your hotel.
TIP OF THE DAY: Chill out at the famous Pub Street where there are restaurants, bars, street food, and souvenir shops or simply just sit and chill with a relaxing street foot massage and watch the world go by.

Day 9 | Siem Reap (B, L)
The highlight today is to visit the Angkor Wat, the national symbol and the crowning jewel of Khmer architecture. The largest, best preserved and most religiously significant of the Angkor temples, Angkor Wat is stunning at any time of the day.

Day 10 | Siem Reap Home (AB)
Farewell to Siem Reap. Transfer to airport for your flight back to the USA.


Tour Dates & Prices
Land cost is per person in double occupancy traveling between May 1st – September 30th, 2017
Hotel Accommodations Superior First Class Deluxe
Land only 2 – 3 PAX $2,149 $2,409
Land only 3 – 6 PAX $1,999 $2,266
Land only 7 – 9 PAX $1,830 $2,090
Single Supplement $434 $638
Tour Dates & Prices
Land cost is per person in double occupancy traveling between October 1st – April 30th, 2018
Hotel Accommodations Superior First Class Deluxe
Land only 2 – 3 PAX $2,265 $2,499
Land only 3 – 6 PAX $2,128 $2,365
Land only 7 – 9 PAX $1,958 $2,195
Single Supplement $575 $765
Vietnam Cambodia

Package Includes:

  • Hotel accommodations with daily breakfast
  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Domestic air within Vietnam. International air between Vietnam and Cambodia.
  • Comprehensive sightseeing as detailed in the itinerary including admission charges where applicable
  • Experienced English speaking local guides
  • Baggage handling, port charges, hotel taxes and all local taxes

Superior First Class Accommodations:

  • Hanoi:
    Boss Legend Hotel
  • Halong Bay Cruise:
    Paradise Luxury Cruise
  • Hoi An:
    Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa
  • Saigon:
    Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
  • Siem Reap:
    Tara Angkor Hotel

Deluxe Accommodations:

  • Hanoi:
    Hilton Hanoi Opera
  • Halong Bay Cruise:
    Paradise Luxury Cruise
  • Hoi An:
    Sunrise Hoi An Beach Resort
  • Saigon:
    Majestic Saigon
  • Siem Reap:
    Sarai Resort & Spa

Special Notes:

  • Land package does not include transpacific air
  • Transpacific airfare, US domestic add-on airfare are available, please call for details
  • Preferred accommodations subject to change to similar class.
  • All prices are subject to change without prior notice
  • B – Breakfast
  • L – Lunch
  • SD – Special Dinner