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Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Arrive at Noi Bai International Airport, welcome by our guide and transfer to your hotel. Hanoi or “River-bound City” as its name literally means is Vietnam’s capital with a thousand-year-old history dating back to 1010. The city’s fascinating beauty which is characterized by unique cultural relics, ancient streets of antique houses, elegant French colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and romantic lakes has made it one of the most charming cities of Asia.

Day 02:Hanoi-Halong Bay

Morning, sightseeing tour will first take you to the Ho Chi Minh Complex, containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder, and his rural style residence with a house on stilts and the Presidential Palace. Also part of this complex is the unique One Pillar Pagoda, built in the 11th Century in dedication to Avalokiteshvara or Buddha of Compassion and reminiscent of a lotus blossom rising from a pond. The tour will continue on with a visit to the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070 by the Ly Dynasty to honor Confucius, sages and outstanding Vietnamese scholars and the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology showcasing the prominent cultural heritages of 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups. Afternoon, after lunch we transfer to Ha Long Bay, which is about 160 km or 3.5-hour drive away. On the way, you will see some rural areas of the Red River Delta with plenty of chances to take photos of Vietnamese farmers working in paddy fields. Stop half way to visit a handicraft workshop of fine clothes and embroidered paintings. Arrive in Ha Long City at 16:30 PM and check in hotel for relax. Overnight at hotel in Ha Long.

Day 03:Halong – Hanoi - Hochiminh

Morning, breakfast at hotel between 6-7 AM, transfer to the dock for boarding a cruise boat to explore the legendary Ha Long Bay. Ha Long means Descending Dragon in Vietnamese as legend has it that a holly dragon landed down here from sky. The bay, famous as one of the world’s wonders and heritage sites whose formation dates back 500 million years, consists of around 2,000 karst islands and islets scattered over an area of 1,553 km2. The boat will stop at Dau Go Island for you to visit Thien Cung Cave (Heaven Palace) and Dau Go Cave (Wooden Stakes). Dau Go Cave in 13th Century was a depot to store pointed wooden stakes, which later were used by Vietnamese great military commander Tran Hung Dao to trap and puncture Mongolian naval boats in famous battles of Bach Dang. Continue cruising while fresh seafood lunch is served on board. Return to the dock, disembark and transfer to airport for flight to Hochiminh city by…Arrival, transfer to hotel for check in.

Day 04:Hochiminh – Cuchi Tunnels

Morning, drive to visit Cu Chi Tunnels, 75 km Northwest of downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which were once a major underground hideout and resistance base of Viet Cong forces during the two wars against the French and later on Americans. The tunnels, entirely hand-dug, formed a highly intricate network of interlinked multilevel passageways at times stretched as far as the Cambodian border and totaling over 120 km in length. Its complexity was beyond imagination containing meeting rooms, kitchens, wells, clinics, schools, depots, trenches and emergency exits all aimed for guerrilla warfare. The tunnels were deep and strong enough to withstand destructive bombings and self-contained enough to outlast prolonged sieges. Lunch at a local restaurant. Afternoon, take a city tour to visit War Remnants Museum which features a comprehensive collection of the machinery, weapons, photos, and documentation of Vietnam War with the both the French and Americans, Reunification Palace which was the former residence of the President of South Vietnam until end of April 1975, Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a neo-Roman cathedral as a French-built neo-Roman cathedral, the Saigon Central Post Office, former US Embassy, Cho Lon or the city’s China Town including the Quan Am Pagoda and the Jade Emperor Temple (Phuoc Hai), a rare Taoist structure in Vietnam built in 1909.

Day 05:Hochiminh – Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake

Upon arrival in Siem Reap, airport reception and transfer to your hotel followed by an afternoon tour. Afternoon, transfer to Tonle Sap Lake with a private boat and guide. This lake is the largest fresh water lake in South East Asia and is the heart of the Cambodian fishing industry and the lifeblood for millions of Khmers living on and around it. You will board a comfortable boat to see the true way of life in one of the floating villages of the Tonle Sap. Here you can see how Khmers and Vietnamese live and work side by side years later.

Day 06:Full Day Angkor Wat – Angkor Thom

Morning visit to Angkor Wat with your private guide. It is unlike all the other Khmer temples in that it faces west and is inspired by 12th Century Hinduism. Its symmetrical towers are stylized on the modern Cambodian flag. Intricate bas-reliefs surround Angkor Wat on four sides, each telling a story, but the most celebrated of these is the Churning of the Sea Milk, which is located on the east wing – your guide will explain the mystical tale behind it. Afternoon, the Angkor Thom with your private guide. You will visit the sprawling Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the enchanting Bayon. This 12th century masterpiece lies at the very center of Angkor Thom City and is an archaeological wonder of symmetry and grandeur. The exterior gallery walls have extensive bas-reliefs, but the main features are the towers each with 3 or 4 gently smiling faces, over 200 in total.

Day 07:Siem Reap – Hometown

After breakfast proceed to Airport to board flight from Siem Reap. Holiday Concludes. Let’s stay in touch on Facebook / email and meet again on another memorable Holiday. See you soon!

  • Accommodation in 1 triple sharing basis.
  • All transfer and sightseeing by Dzire.
  • A/C will switch off during hill drive.
  • Driver allowance
  • Toll taxes, permit, Interstate taxes, Parking etc.
  • All Applicable Taxes.
  • Breakfast and Dinner

  • GST 5%
  • Anything other than specified, drinks, table tips, laundry, telephone calls or other expenses of personal Nature.
  • Any type Pooja at Temple.
  • Any insurance, medical etc.
  • Camera/Video fee at Monuments or any other expenses not mentioned above

AC will not work in hill areas or stopped / parked vehicle.

Driver will not drive on No-entry zones and should not be forced to drive on narrow streets or roads which can create traffic jam.

In some hill area roads driving after sunset and music is not allowed due to risk of life. Kindly cooperate for the same.

In case of snowfall / road block on the road car will not go ahead. Additional / further transfer must be arranged at your own cost.

Pick up and drop point will be one only (If multiple pickups and drop please mentions email conversation before booking).

Parking will be paid one place one time at each day. In same day if guest want to visit the place again it should be paid by guest.

Total amount is valid only for places which is mention in tour itinerary.

Tour destination / route cannot change without prior notice (Amended route and tour Destination rates may be change).

We count 1 day from 6 am till 9 pm if you need vehicle before 6 am or after 09 pm in that case client will pay extra charges.

If the vehicle is not in the good condition, please contact company immediately.

The rates are subject to change, depending on the fluctuation of diesel/Petrol prices in India. If the prices increased more than 5 % than the time of booking we will increase the rate even if the rates are confirmed earlier.

Any abuse to our drivers or unacceptable behavior or driver feels in risk the driver has the right to ask the passengers to leave the vehicle.

ABD Holidays reserves the right to give you a similar car if the car you booked is unavailable.

To reach airport/railway transfers/some important meeting on time it is the customer's responsibility to inform driver or company at enough notice to reach at place on time. Any delay due to unavoidable circumstances like road block, strike, traffic jam, technical breakdowns, accidents, severe weather conditions, natural disasters or any other situation beyond our control ABD Holidays is not held responsible.

Please inform & Discuss with your driver about your tour schedule and Itinerary.

Don't force driver to drive beyond the safe speed limit.

At many of the tourist destination / hill station - some of the road / shopping market / mall road have "NO ENTRY" for all / some bigger tourist vehicles depends on destination along with time restrictions also. In this kind of situation guest have to manage another available mode of transport with an additional cost and on direct payment basis, this cost is not included in ideal package inclusion.

Some time vehicle parking area little far from the sightseeing spots. Guests need to reach the parking at their own cost.

Vehicle will be permitted to use for sightseeing points on the route and inside the city limits or which is mentioned in itinerary. For additional sightseeing, off route sightseeing, sightseeing not inside the city limits or substitute sightseeing kindly contact company. Refund is not possible if any particular sightseeing point is not covered. In case you want some excursions kindly inform company in advance or discuss these things with company rather than driver.

All nearby sightseeing points should be covered together. Vehicle will not come again on the same route for a sightseeing which has been left. However in case of sometime issues with some particular place we can adjust.

Any cost increased due to circumstances beyond our control resulting in forcefully extra days will be charged at nominal charges.

Advance payment must be paid for each booking as per the email conversation.

Driver will take full balance payment at pick up time at hotel / airport / railway station / Home If the payment on the credit card / Debit Card / Net Banking is declined / Failed for some reason, for alternate payment instructions you must call in ABD Holidays, 72 hours prior to the time of departure, else the order is liable to be cancelled.

Sometimes Online Payment takes 24 hours to 36 hours To Reflect Amount in Our Account and We Cannot Confirm or Provide any Services unless we received amount.

Full refund if canceled 48 hrs before the pickup time. Refund will be provided only if the cancelation is confirmed by us.

One day vehicle charges will be charged against the cancelation in last 48 hrs. Company reserves the rights to provide refund on case to case basis.

Our vehicles are well maintained and we regularly send them for check up. Due to any reason (beyond our control) if the vehicle breakdown anywhere ABD Holidays is not responsible. We will try our best to arrange another vehicle as soon as possible for the major problems. For minor problems which will not take much time vehicle will be repaired. Kindly cooperate. In case of flight delays or hotel cancelation we are not responsible if it is not our fault.

We shall not be responsible for any delays & alteration.