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Vietnam Cambodia Itinerary in 2 weeks: Culture and Heritages

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Halong - Danang - Hoian - Siem Reap - Battambang - Phnom Penh
It is supposed the land of unique cultures and heritage sites, Vietnam and Cambodia always bring to visitors amazing traveling time. Thanks to the best of Vietnam Cambodia Itinerary, you will be excited from beginning to the last second of journey. Spreading 3,260km along the Pacific, Vietnam with the prosperous nature of mountain, delta, jungle and sea offers to you the incredibly beautiful sceneries. Besides that, Cambodia owns a giant projects of majestic ancient Khmer Kingdom, which is named Angkor and the largest fresh-water lake in Southeast Asia. Vietnam Cambodia 2 weeks is a reasonable duration for breaking out of daily routine. 
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Itinerary

Date  
Destinations
Meals
Day 1
Arrive in Hanoi - City tour
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See Water Puppet to know more about the wet-rice culture
See Water Puppet to know more about the wet-rice culture
Welcome to Hanoi (morning flight). You will meet local guide and driver in Noi Bai Airport. They will take you to central Hanoi to visit the “must-see” places.
Located in Cau Giay District, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is the first destination en-route to the heart of Hanoi. It is pride of such interesting place, the museum brings you lots of information about Vietnam’s minorities, and fulfils your knowledge of Ethnic culture. It cannot deny that, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology is one of the most original and worthy museum in Vietnam particularly and Asia generally. 
Going toward the center, we stop at Thang Long Theatre and see a Water Puppet Performance, which only belongs to Vietnamese. It is shown into the folk song background, Water Puppet is a similar traditional art connecting to Vietnamese farmer’s spirit. 
Later, we visit around The Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake by a cyclo (or electric car). This can be the best leisure time to explore the core values of blending capital. The merging between the ancient French architectures and the modern life-style is the highlights of charming Hanoi.
Enjoy your dinner at a Vietnamese restaurant. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 2
Duong Lam ancient village - Van Phuc Silk village
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Duong Lam village is typical countryside of Vietnam
Duong Lam village is typical countryside of Vietnam
Breakfast at your hotel before proceeding to suburban villages. 
In the morning, we go to Duong Lam ancient village where is well-known by the over 300 years old houses with the traditional brown red tiling and laterite walls. Duong Lam is pretty all year round, but the best times to visit is May and September when rice is mature and dried straw covers almost of the cart-tracks. You will meet the typical imagine of Vietnam’s countryside here. 
After visiting some old houses, we will stop at Mia and Tay Phuong Pagodas for sightseeing. 
(See other excursion visiting Duong Lam).
In the afternoon, driver leads us to Van Phuc – the village of gentle silk. It is the cradle of Hanoi traditional silk weaving, Van Phuc creates products by natural bombyx mori that brings the suppleness, and unique subtlety. You can choose for yourself a scarf or dress in this village. Return to Hanoi’s center. Overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.
Day 3
Hanoi - Ninh Binh
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Relax absolutely by a boat trip into Van Long
Relax absolutely by a boat trip into Van Long
Breakfast at hotel, then transferring to Ninh Binh that is called as a “Halong Bay on land”. 
Firstly, you take a boat trip to stream along Van Long lagoon. It is a national nature reserved, Van Long looks like a vaporous picture with many karst mountains, fresh lagoon, mysterious cave, and mossed under the water. Especially, Van Long will be completed in the peak of water lilies blossom. Sometimes, in the luckiness, you can see some langurs, which own the very white asses. 
Next route is Dinh and Le Temples (places are used to worship King Dinh and Kinh Le who are the heroes in building the ancient Hoa Lu Capital). 
After lunch, we experience the famous Tam Coc (Read more Tam Coc here). Overnight at hotel in Ninh Binh
Day 4
Ninh Binh - Halong Bay
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Your cruise will sail among of wonderful Halong Bay
Your cruise will sail among of wonderful Halong Bay
After breakfast at hotel, Far East Tour’s bus picks you up to Tuan Chau Marina (in Halong Bay).
Embarking on a Halong Bay Cruise, passengers will visit the highlights of Halong Bay as Sung Sot Cave, Drum Cave and join in the beguiling activities such as kayaking, swimming, sunset party, squid fishing, etc.
Cruise is the best way to discover Halong Bay, experience a breathtaking Wonder with thousands limestone islands that have shaped from 500 million years ago. Having a bewitching beauty, Halong is mysterious, romantic, and over your imagination. Just needing to enjoy it, admire it and feel it, you will be satisfied and touched to the peacefulness. (Read more about Halong Bay here). Overnight on board.
Day 5
Halong - Hanoi - Danang
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The islets on Halong Bay bring thousands of different manners
The islets on Halong Bay bring thousands of different manners
Early morning is the time for Tai Chi on sundeck or sunrise hunting. You can choose one of them, or enjoy a great relaxing time at room. 
After breakfast in the restaurant, the cruise anchor in the area of Titop beach for swimming and sunbathing. The beach is famous with a peak that you can take an easy climbing and spreading view of Halong Bay. 
In the middle of morning, we come over Ba Hang fishing village to experience the life of fishermen here. 
While cruise return to Tuan Chau, you do not forget to contemplate hundred forming islets, check-out your room, and sunbath on the sundeck.
Before a Vietnamese lunch, passengers join in the cooking class and fruit carving demonstration.
12.30. Disembark and head toward to Noi Bai Airport for a flight to Danang. Overnight in Danang City.
Note: We used program of V'Spirit Cruise as a model in this tour. Your real cruise itinerary in this Vietnam Cambodia 2 weeks depends on your booking class.
Day 6
Danang - Cham Island - Hoian town
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Cham Island is a World network of Biosphere Reserves
Cham Island is a World network of Biosphere Reserves
After breakfast, you are picked up to Cu Lao Cham (Cham Island), a historical vestige connected to the development of Hoian (an ancient commercial port). Interestingly, Cham Island is a combination of 8 small islands. In the day visiting here, you will be taken to Huong Island (arriving place), Ong Island, and Chong Island by a boat (or canoe). Following this route, you visit Hai Tang pagoda, Marine Protected Area, and local market.
Lunch with fresh seafood on the Ong Island with a serious of palm trees and gentle sea wind. The best time of day is for swimming and snorkeling. Thanks to the transparent water, you will clearly see coral in the bottom of sea. 
15.00. Canoe sails back to Hoian town, and you have time for freedom in this pretty Old Town. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.
Read Hoian Travel Guide.
Day 7
Hoian Ancient town
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Hoian by night is not only splendid but also romantic.
Hoian by night is not only splendid but also romantic.
One day for exploring Hoian Ancient Town
You have a day to admire the originally great architecture of Hoian. The tour guide will travel with you to Japanese Covered Bridge and other remarkable places as Tan Ky Ancient House and Phuoc Kien Assembly Hall.
It is really difficult to say that what is the best in which, but the blending architectures and designs of Hoian certainly is a strong impression. From the 15th to 19th centuries, Hoian (Faifo) was a bustling commercial port, and attracted lots of Japanese, Chinese, Portuguese, Indian and Arabian merchants. As a historical affection, Faifo was influenced between Japanese and Chinese’s architectures. (Read more about Hoian here).
Moreover, you also learn how to make a lantern with locals, then creating one for yourself.
In your rest free time, you can keep on walking in The Old Town, or visit the traditional handicraft village, or simply lie on An Bang beach. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.
Day 8
Hoian – Danang – Siem Reap
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Free at leisure – Transfer to Danang airport for flight to Siem Reap - Upon arrival, meet local guide and transfer to hotel for check-in. Free at leisure. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 9
Siem Reap - Angkor Temple
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Bayon Temple in the complex of Angkor Thom
Bayon Temple in the complex of Angkor Thom
In the 9th day of journey, you will be discover the biggest work of ancient Khmer – Angkor Archaeological Park with the highlights are Angkor Temples
Wake up early to greet the dawn at Angkor Area before breakfast. Angkor is famous for one of the most breathtaking point to wait for the sunrise/ sunset in the World. It is really excited to take this feeling. 
After breakfast, driver drives you to the South Gate of Angkor Thom. From here, you visit the remarkable projects inside as Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas, Elephant Terrace, and the Terrace of Leper King. Next stop is a hidden gem that is enfolded by jungle; Ta Prohm is mysterious and mesmeric as the kingdom of the trees.
The last destination is Angkor Wat, which is the reason of almost travelers coming to Siem Reap. Talking about Cambodia is talking about Angkor Wat, it is obviously the symbol of this nation. End of the first day Angkor. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 10
Siem Reap - Angkor Temples
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Being a treasure of Khmer art, Banteay Srei is also named
Being a treasure of Khmer art, Banteay Srei is also named "Citadel of Warrior Women"
In the second day of Angkor, you will explore Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre Temples. They are located outside of the area of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom, the temples own the different structure. While Banteay Srei is called “The Citadel of Warrior Women”, and used to worship Hindu and Shiva, Banteay Samre is place of Hinduism only and worship Vishnu. Especially, with the structure from read sandstone and inspiration from Angkor architecture, Banteay Srei is a “jewellery of Khmer art”.
Take your leisure time in Siem Reap. Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 11
Siem Reap – Battambang by Public local boat
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Prek Toal - a biosphere reserve of Tonle Sap is an impressing destination in Vietnam Cambodia trips.
Prek Toal - a biosphere reserve of Tonle Sap is an impressing destination in Vietnam Cambodia trips.
Breakfast at the hotel. Tranfer to Battambang by a public local boat that goes crossing the Great Lake, along the Sangkar River. This is a 7 hour route of amazing floating life, and rural Tonle Sap Lake. Look at the authentic scenes of these untouched landscapes. The boat will sail throughout the Biosphere Reserve and the Prek Toal floating village, and Cheur Khmao Pagoda, “Black Wood Pagoda”. 
After arriving at Battambang port, you will be picked up the hotel for check-in. Overnight at hotel in Battambang.
Day 12
Battambang
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Experience a bamboo train trip will make lots of fun for your Battambang travel.
Experience a bamboo train trip will make lots of fun for your Battambang travel.
Breakfast at hotel, then cruising along Sangker River and stopping at Wat Slaket Pagoda, the residence of the provincial Buddhist patriarch. Next, passenger sightsee Wat Ek Phnom and a local market where Prahoc, the Cambodian fish paste, is made. Visit the Provincial Museum subsequently. 
The boat continue sailing to Phnom Banon. You will have chance to enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding plains until sunset. Saving the best for the last, we join in a bamboo train riding in a rural village of Battambang. This is one of the most unique experience in Cambodia travel. Overnight at hotel in Battambang.
Day 13
Battambang – Phnom Penh
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From Wat Phnom, you can take a panorama view of Phnom Penh Capital.
From Wat Phnom, you can take a panorama view of Phnom Penh Capital.
Breakfast at hotel – Pick up from your hotel to Phnom Penh by private car (290 km. 5-6 hrs drive).
Arrival Phnom Penh, then having lunch soon.
In the afternoon, take a Phnom Penh City tour with Royal Palace and Silver pagoda that is the living place of Cambodian Royal Family.
End of day, we move to Wat Phnom to savor the majestic sunset covering little by little into whole city of Phnom Penh. Wat Phnom is well-known the most important and highest temple in the capital. Legendarily, Wat Phnom has been cemented to the beginning of Phnom Penh. 
Enjoying the rest time in Phnom Penh, you can visit the busiest street, named Sisowath "Foreigner place" or explore some local markets. Overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 14
Phnom Penh - Departure
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Free at leisure till transfer to airport (with driver only). End of Vietnam Cambodia 2 weeks with Far East Tour.

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