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Highlights

  • Economy Class Airfare By Air Asia & Indigo Respectively From Kolkata
  • All Airport Tax, Luxury Tax As On 15Th January 2020
  • Explore 4 Nights In Cambodia Covering Siem Reap, Phnom Penh Etc.
  • Unforgettable 5 Days In Vietnam Including Saigon, Can Tho, Hanoi
  • Inter Border Transfer Between Cambodia And Vietnam
  • An Unforgetable Journey Through The Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit To The ‘My Tho’ Located In Mekong Delta-South Vietnam
  • Internal Flights Between Can Tho And Hanoi
  • Full Day Tour And Visit To The Unesco World Heritage Site – Ha Long Bay
  • Overseas Medical Insurance Upto 69 Years Of Age With A Coverage Value Of U$ 50000 Per Person
  • English Speaking Local Tour Guide In Cambodia And Vietnam
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch And Dinner As Mentioned In The Itinerary
  • All Transfers By Air-Conditioned Coach
  • Tips To Local Guides & Drivers
  • Bengali – Hindi Speaking Experienced Tour Leader Of Aviana Holidays From Kolkata, Throughout
  • EXTRA TOUR INCLUDED: TONLE SAP

Itinerary

Welcome to the world of avianaholidays – the leisure unit of IATA accredited Aviana Travels Pvt. Ltd, celebrating its “26 Years of Excellence” in the Travel & Tourism industry. Our experienced and pleasant Tour-Director, who will be with you throughout, will meet & greet you at Kolkata International Airport 3 hours prior to departure of the flight. She/He will assist you with immigration & custom formalities before boarding the flight scheduled to leave Kolkata for Siem Reap at ETD 02:05 hours. Your luggage will need to be tagged directly to Siem Reap from Kolkata itself.

ARRIVE SIEM REAP

Welcome to SIEM REAP at 1100 hours , the treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Upon arrival, we will be picked up by our local tour guide from the airport and transfer to the hotel for check in. We will visit West Baray Big Pond, a “baray” is a water reservoir built by the ancient Khmer people, who are a Southeast Asian ethnic group native to Cambodia. Continue to visit the “Les Artisans d’Angkor –
Chantiers Ecole” the Finest Authentic Khmer Arts and Crafts. End the day by visiting Pre Rup temple for a romantic sunset view. Overnight in Siem Reap.

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After having breakfast at hotel this morning, we explore South Gate of Angkor Thom, known as Big Angkor, a 3km2 walled and moated royal city which 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 that spans the heart of Angkor Thom. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved with mythological figures. Finally, visit Ta Prohm Temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty!

This afternoon we will visit Angkor Wat Temple, the Cambodia’s ancient temple is one of the wonders of the oriental World. It is a replica of the universe according to the Hindu mythology. It is composed by the Mount Meru, surrounded by the continents and the oceans. Its extraordinary bas-reliefs, describe some Khmer epics and myths. You will have free time to visit the night market, have foot massage or enjoy drink at pub streets (at your own cost). Stay overnight in Siem Reap.

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Have breakfast in the hotel and visit Chong Kneas Floating Village on TONLE SAP LAKE [the largest freshwater lake of South East Asia], about 10 Km from Siem Reap Town. Arrive at the dock and take a boat ride trip along a small stream to the village. Over 3000 inhabitants are real Khmers, their households made of wood and bamboo built on stilts of about 6m to 7m high.

During dry season when the lake is low and lacking water those buildings look like skyscrapers. At this time of the year many villagers move out onto the lake and build provisional stilted houses. In wet season while the water level rises up again, the dwellers move back to their permanent houses on the flood plain, the stilts now hidden under the water.

Head to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chas, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale.

Private transfer to PHNOM PENH (320km, it takes around 5.5 hours by land). Arrive and check in to the hotel and overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

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Have breakfast at hotel and then we will proceed to visit the impressive colorful Khmer-style Royal Palace complex built in 1866 by the predecessors of King Norodom. Nearby is Silver Pagoda (the emerald Buddha temple), which contains plenty of Buddha statues decorated and made of gold, diamond, gemstones and silver. We will stop at Independence Monument. We pass through the river-front park where 4 rivers meet at a junction. Walk up to sacred hill Phnom Daun Penh – also the name of a pagoda and name of the capital nowadays. This afternoon, we visit Tuol Sleng Prison which is now Genocide Museum, the most secret part of the Khmer Rouge regime. It’s also called S-21 (abbreviated for Security Office 21), a Khmer Rouge’s premier security camp, specifically designed for the interrogation and extermination of anti-Angkor elements. Continue to the Killing Field (Choeung Ek Museum), where between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants detained and tortured at S-21 were transported for the examination. Leave the relics of the bad history of Cambodia we go for shopping around Russian Market and enjoy the bustling daily activities of the locals. Lunch & Dinner at Indian Restaurant. Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.

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After having breakfast at the hotel drive to Saigon, a distance of 240 km which will be covered approximately by 6 hours on an average. Arriving at MOC BAI border gate, after visa procedures, you will be welcomed by our local English-speaking guide from Vietnam side. Let’s Drive to visit CU CHI TUNNELS, one of the few remaining monuments of the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict.

At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You can even try to crawl some dozens of meters on the tunnel underground to have the real experience.

Continue to transfer to Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City) – the most hectic and business city of Vietnam. Stay the night stay in Saigon.

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Have breakfast at hotel. Before the journey to Mekong Delta, you will have a quick exploration of the city Saigon: Notre Dame Cathedral (outside), Central Post office (designed by Gustav Eiffel), the War Remnants Museum, Ho Chi Minh City Hall (outside), The Opera House (outside).

Then proceed to My Tho – the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper etc. Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life of the local people living along the banks. We stop at one of 4 islands in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on boats rowed through the small cannels lined with coconut trees to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and you can try it also or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybees. After that, enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue on the big boat to visit the vast area. This afternoon, drive back to Saigon with a stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area, whose architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Continue drive to Can Tho, the metropolitan of Mekong delta. Check-in at your hotel. Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Can Tho.

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After breakfast, check out from the hotel and transfer to the wharf to board a motorboat visiting Cai Rang, the biggest and most colorful floating market in Mekong delta. From the early morning, the waterway becomes a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fruits, plants, vegetables, foods, etc.
Sellers hang a sample of what they have from the top of a long pole so that buyers can see from a distance what they are selling. We then take motorboat along small leafy creeks to local orchard & enjoy tropical seasonal fruits. Walking through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice/noodle shop, where we observe how it is made. Lunch at local restaurant.

After the visit, we transfer to Can Tho airport for your non-stop 2 Hour flight to Hanoi. Welcome at Noi Bai Airport (Hanoi) by local tour guide, transfer to hotel. Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

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Have breakfast at hotel. Early departure for Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage site as designated by UNESCO in 1994 with nearly 3,000 rocky islets. The drive may take you more than three to four hours, depending on the high or low seasons’ traffic, and will pass the Red River Delta, one of the two granaries of Vietnam. Upon arriving in Ha long, we will sail our boat round its natural rocky gardens whilst a tasty seafood lunch (local food) is waiting on board. Most of the islets here are not for living due to the lack of fresh water, but are excellent for cruising. Many of them have great names from their inspirational shapes, including the Surprising cave, Pelican Grotto, Chopstick rock, Butterfly rock, Turtle rock, the island of Fishman’s Head, the Fighting Cocks, the Sail, the Urn, or the Sea Dog. We can wander to visit grottos, swimming, or just lazily relax on the sundeck with our drinks. The boat will be back to the Wharf late afternoon where we take our coach to return to Hanoi. Dinner at Indian restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

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Have a relaxed breakfast at the hotel. Today you will explore famous sites of Hanoi: the Ho Chi Minh Complex, which includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum – the final resting place of the beloved national hero, Uncle Ho – and President Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house where he lived off and on from 1958 to 1969; One Pillar Pagoda, which is actually a group of structures that collectively make up a pagoda built over the water in the middle of a square lake; the Temple Of Literature, which was Vietnam’s first university and is dedicated to Confucius. After lunch, you’ll visit Museum of Ethnology. The tour ends at Hoan Kiem Lake – the heart and soul of Hanoi, stroll around the Old Quarter Streets.

Later have Dinner and transfer to the airport for the departure flight back to Kolkata at 0335 am.

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Arrive at Kolkata Airport at ETA 05:05 AM. Bid good bye to all your friends, met during the tour as well as the Tour Coordinator of Aviana Holidays. Tour Ends here.

Inclusion/Exclusion

Your trip includes

  • Economy Class Return Air Fare from Kolkata by Air Asia & Indigo combinations
  • All Taxes, mentioned on the tickets (as on 15th January 2020)
  • Overseas Medical Insurance up to 69 years of age. Difference amount to be paid by those above 69 years of age
  • Accommodation at good Hotels in all places
  • Luxury Air-Conditioned Coach for all transfers
  • Daily Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner (with Vegetarian, Non-Vegetarian options)
  • Visa charges for Cambodia and Vietnam
  • Tips to driver and guide
  • Pleasant English-speaking Tour Guide in all places
  • Experienced Tour Director of Aviana Holidays throughout, from Kolkata itself

Your trip excludes

  • B.T.Q. granted by the Reserve Bank of India
  • Expenses and services of personal nature – telephone calls, drinking and/or mineral water, any meals not forming a part of the group itinerary menu, room services orders, mini bar & beverages (alcoholic or non-alcoholic), snacks or refreshments or any other usage, laundry, personal entertainment expenses except for mentioned itinerary items, Tips and porter charges, conveyance expenses, entrance charges except for mentioned itinerary items, any other incidental or medical expenses etc.
  • Optional Excursion expenses as well as expenses for any service apart from those mentioned in the itinerary, porterage charges at airports & ports, hotels, trains, stations etc.
  • Any services not mentioned in the ‘PACKAGE PRICE INCLUDES’.
  • GST of 5% on the Total Tour Cost
  • TCS 5% applicable on Total Foreign Exchange component.

Note

DEPARTURE : 04TH NOVEMBER 2020 FROM KOLKATA

The package price is applicable if the group consists of min 25 Adults at the time of final boarding.

NB: Tour Itinerary as well as the Package Price is subject to change if there is any increase or decrease of cost per Airline, IATA rule, Visa & Rate of Exchange (ROE) at the time of final payment & departure of the tour. The package cost which includes all the services (as mentioned in the itinerary etc.) has been framed on 15 January 2020. The Tour Itinerary is subject to change if any unforeseen and/or unavoidable circumstances occur before and/or during the tour period. Any refund / charges of such event will be the sole discretion of the Operator – Aviana Travels Pvt. Ltd. Any flight / Cruise / Train tickets are Non-Refundable by whatsoever situation arises before or during the tour. Payment equivalent to Foreign Currency Component (mentioned) has to be paid in Indian Currency with local cheque/at par cheque only, favoring Aviana Travels Pvt. Ltd, as per Forex (foreign exchange) Card Board Rate based on the rate of the day of Final Payment as schedule by Aviana Holidays. Indian Currency part can be paid in A/C Payee (for local), A/C Payee At Par (for outstation), Demand Draft or by Cash per RBI / IT guideline.

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