Itinerary Details

Upon your arrival in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by a Rahhalah representative, and you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day exploring the city at your own pace, before the team reassembles in the evening for a welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant. Hotel in Hanoi: Golden Silk Boutique Hotel or similar(check-in at 14.00).
After breakfast, you will head to Ninh Binh to visit the BaiDinh Spiritual and Culture Complex: the largest Buddhist pagoda complex in North Vietnam with 500 La Han statues and the biggest bronze Buddha statue in Vietnam (10 m height, 100 tons in weight).The compound includes the original pagoda and a more recent one, considered today the largest pagoda in Vietnam. In the afternoon, you will take a pleasant rowing boat trip along Hoang Long River to visit the TrangAn Eco-Tourism complex, surrounded by a vast, lush landscape and more than 100 caves which can be explored by boat. The complex also includes 31 valleys and 48 cross-water caves (you will visit 3 to 6 of them). On the boat, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the fresh air and the clean and clear water with underwater grass. Hotel in Ninh Binh: Hidden Charm Hotel or similar.
After breakfast, you will head to Ha Long Bay (a 180 km drive). The “Bay of the Descending Dragon” is located in Northeast Vietnam and has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage for its universal values of landscape, geology and geomorphology. Upon arrival, you will refresh at the Oasis Bay Lounge for about 20 minutes before boarding. When onboard, you will check-in in your cabins, you will have a briefing about safety instructions, and you will finally relax on deck with a welcome drink. Lunch will be served on board while passing by the Dog islet, the Fighting Cock islet (symbol of Ha Long Bay), the Hoa Cuong fishing village, the Swan islet, the SoiSim Beach, and the Coconut Three Island. You will finally anchor at the Frog Pond area, and you will explore the mysterious scenery by kayak or swimming. Enjoy a romantic sunset on the deck, with relaxing music, and delicious tropical fruits. Then, you can either attend a unique cooking demonstration with the Chef or you can indulge in the big hot Jacuzzi. In the evening, you will enjoy dinner in a romantic ambience. Free evening activities include squid fishing or hot Jacuzzi. Overnight in Ha Long Bay: Oasis Bay or similar.
Early in the morning, you can enjoy a Tai Chi session on the sundeck. Afterwards, coffee and tea with assorted homemade pastries and fresh juices will be served. You will proceed to the Sung Sot Cave, hiking up and down 600 steps to reach the most beautiful and largest cave in Ha Long bay. As you sail back to the pier, you will enjoy brunch on the boat. At the Oasis Bay Lounge, you will ride the car that will take you back to Hanoi and the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, you will be welcomed by your new guide, and you will be transferred to the hotel. Hotel in Siem Reap: Memoire D'angkor Boutique Hotel or similar. Flight Hanoi – Siem Reap by Vietnam Airlines
After breakfast, you will visit the Ta Prohm Temple, which stands embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. The temple of Ta Prohm was used for some scenes of the famous Hollywood film “Tomb Raider”. Your tour in the ancient capital of Angkor Thom will start from the South Gate with the huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk. You will continue to the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Your visit will include the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, you will explore Angkor Wat, the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag, and the 12th-century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. The day will end with views on a beautiful sunset from Angkor Wat. During dinner, you will have the opportunity to enjoy a show with classical Apsara dancers depicting scenes from Khmer mythology. Hotel in Siem Reap: Memoire D'angkor Boutique Hotel or similar.
After breakfast, you will embark on your “Flight of the Gibbon” tour: a Zipline eco-adventure tour at the Angkor Archeological Park. With 15 zip lines at different heights, suspended sky bridges and the chance to abseil from a tree, this adrenaline-filled excursion will make you soar over the jungle canopy like a gibbon! Special note: Maximum weight 125kg, not suitable for children under 5years old or 1m height, no sandals permitted. In the afternoon, you will enjoy a fun and exciting horseback riding adventure. The horses will take you on a journey to places that are otherwise unreachable, passing through local countryside villages, scenic rice fields and tourist-free temple ruins. You will have the chance to get a taste of the authentic Khmer lifestyle viewed from horseback while breaking away from the tourist hoards. Hotel in Siem Reap: Memoire D'angkor Boutique Hotel or similar.
After breakfast, and depending on your departure time, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight back home.