Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 15 days

Hoan Kiem Lake
Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh Mausolium
Hanoi, Vietnam
Sunrise on the bay
Halong Bay, Vietnam
Hoi An, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
Mekong Delta
Can Tho, Vietnam
Cai Rang floating market
Can Tho, Vietnam
Royal Palace
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
National Museum
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Angkor Wat
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Ta Prohm Temple
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Bayon Temple
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Khmer Traditional Dance Show
Siem Reap, Cambodia

OVERVIEW


Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Half-day

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang

Day 5: Hoi An Half day tour

Day 6: Hoi An - Free day

Day 7: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Half day city tour

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho

Day 10: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc

Day 11: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by speed boat

Day 12: Half day Phnom Penh City tour – road transfer to Siem Reap

Day 13: Angkor Wat Complex Full day tour

Day 14: Siem Reap - Free day

Day 15: Siem Reap Departure

DETAILS ITINERARY

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam! You will be greeted by our tour guide and transfer directly to hotel in Hanoi.

Check in time will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.

Optional: The rest of this day is free at leisure. You might have a sleep to recover, or wander around for some own exploration, or consider taking part in one of our suggested activities below:

Water Puppet Show: A traditional Vietnamese water performing art, at which Vietnamese folk tales, history and local lives are introduced via colorful puppets.

Vietnamese Cooking Class or Foodie Tours: Food in Vietnam, especially Hanoi, is totally tasty and able to mesmerize any visitor. A short walk around Old Quarter for some of Hanoi’s best food, or participation in a fun Vietnam’s cooking class could be a good start to your journey in this lovely country.

Please contact our travel consultant if you are interested in these services, and we are available 24/7 for assisting you.

Note: Please be advised that both international and domestic might be crowded at sometimes during the day, so in case that you arrive and cannot find our representatives, please be presented at Pole No.10 (Outside the Terminal Gate) and contact us, so we could easily search for you.

Meals: NA

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Half-day

Morning or afternoon departure depend on availability

Half day Hanoi city tour (by car or by motorbike – upon client’s interest) - Routes can change subject to client’s interest.

Begin the first day of the trip with a tour of Hanoi. Depart from the hotel for a visit to Vietnam’s first university: the Temple of Literature. Founded in 1076, Quoc Tu Giam was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite.

Continue with a visit to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. Nearby is the Mausoleum of the historic father figure of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, and his modest house on stilts. (Sites are viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from Jun - Aug)

Visit the picturesque West Lake and its sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda. Tran Quoc Pagoda is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years.

After visiting, you will have a meal at an authentic Vietnamese Restaurant. Free time at leisure for rest of the day.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise

After breakfast at hotel, driver picks up and transfer to Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea”.

Upon arrival, the boat crew welcome you and check in then enjoy a cruise around Halong Bay with a delicious local seafood lunch served on board. You can also behold thousands of limestone islands and grottoes rising from the clear, emerald water.

Following break, depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you’ll join some activities on boat to discover the beauty of the bay such as visit a cave, doing kayaking or enjoy swimming in the sea before getting back to the junk for relaxing and dinner. Overnight on board.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on-board

Our tour guide will not escort you on the cruises, and be replaced by crew members who are fluent in English.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang

You might start your 2nd day in Halong with an early tai-chi class, or simply wake up and witness the amazing sunrise on the bay. After breakfast, cruise take you to explore the most stunning caves in Halong.

The early lunch will be served on the way getting back to the main dock for transferring to Hanoi for the departing flight.

Take a short flight to Da Nang. On arrival at airport, you’ll take a forty-five minute ride to Hoi An then check in hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An Half day tour

Morning or afternoon departure depend on availability

Hoi An is an old port town, which was founded with mixture of different cultures from Vietnam to Japan, China and Europe. Fortunately, most of ancient constructions in this town have been conserved at unspoiled condition (although some of buildings are now using for commercial purposes), so travelers will have a complete understanding of history and diversity in culture of this historic place. Our half-day excursion is simply walking.

We will wander along old streets, cross several old houses; see how daily lives of local people are, and witness how historical elements of the town merging with modernity. We will also visit some of the ancient monuments from other nations, like the Japanese Covered Bridge or Fujian Assembly Hall of Chinese.

And after some walking, a cold glass of traditional herbal drink from a street-side shop is the best way to refresh, and enjoy the true taste of Hoi An on your tongue. If we have enough time, we will also pass by a handicraft store, at which you could directly see the creation of most notable souvenirs in town, and take some of them back to your hometown.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 6: Hoi An - Free day

Optional: We introduce some ways to explore the beauty of Hoi An, you can choose one of below options:

Option 1: Discover My Son Holly Land Half day: My Son Sanctuary - a collection of Champa ruins nestled amongst the mountains in a geological basin of the Quang Nam province.

Price from $ US50/ person

Option 2: Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh village: Join the farmers in preparing and fertilizing the land. Get to know the villagers’ daily working routines, like raking the ground, sowing, watering and picking greens and many more gardening activities.

Price from $ US70/ person

Option 3: Hoi An Vespa Tour

Price from $ US85/ person

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

After having breakfast, our transportation will transfer you to Da Nang airport to take a flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

After about 1.5 hours flight time, you will reach Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City, at which our driver is waiting to bring you to hotels in the city centre.

Check-in hotel and free to explore the city on your own (or simply having a nap).

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Half day city tour

Morning or afternoon departure depend on availability

Enjoy the attraction of Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing examples of French colonial architecture and exploring the Vietnam’s turbulent in past at the Museum.

Our guide will show you the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end here. Afterward, we visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture.

Our last stop would be at a local Market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city in here.

Return your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Free time in the rest of day

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho

Escape the city for a tour of the Mekong Delta, where you'll see what life is like beyond the urban centre of the south. An incredibly fertile region, the Mekong Delta's prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. Local life for villages in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, so much so that people are more likely to transport by river than road. Enjoy the fresh air and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the countryside, still untouched by tourism. Board on boat and experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways first hand as you explore fish farms and exotic fruit farms. Touring the orchards, paddy fields and swamplands of the Mekong Delta, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped into the pages of a geography textbook.

You will be transferred to Can Tho for staying overnight at hotel there.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Day 10: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc

Early wake up with a “should not be missed” floating market in Can Tho. Travel along the Mekong and the natural network of canals by motor boat and sampan under the shadows of water coconut trees. Taste seasonal fruits right from the orchard, meet friendly locals, and visit the region’s lively floating markets. Northwest of Can Tho meanwhile, and a stone’s throw from the Cambodian border, is the ebullient town of Chau Doc, south of which Sam Mountain provides a welcome undulation in the surrounding plains. The opening of the border here has brought a steady stream of travellers going on to Phnom Penh by boat Afternoon road transfer to Chau Doc and spend one night at this sleepy little town.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc

Day 11: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by speed boat

Have breakfast at hotel. Head to the boat station, take speed boat to Phnom Penh.

Transfer to hotel for checking in. Free at leisure

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 12: Half day Phnom Penh City tour – road transfer to Siem Reap

After breakfast at hotel, our tour guide picks you up at your hotel and transfer to visit Independence Monument

Continue the city tour to Royal Palace compound, the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style palaces. Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha status that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver.

We continue explore National Museum the distinctive red building with a beautiful Khmer architecture was built since 1917 and contains more than 5000 art objects made of sandstone, bronze, silver, copper, wood and others.

The next destination is Wat Phnom, the only one hill in town with sacred sites. Climb the stairs to the top of the hill for fabulous views of the city below.

Then we transfer directly to Mekong Bus station for departure to Siem Reap (6 hour drive). Your guide will be not with you on bus but he/she will meet you in Siem Reap. The bus will stop at Arunras Restaurant for restroom and where you can find your own meals or snack before continue to final destination.

Upon arrival Siem Reap, meet your guide at Borei Seang Nam station and transfer to check in at hotel for refreshment. Siem Reap is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archaeological Park which is roughly 7 kilometres away. However, the town itself is worth exploring with day and night markets, Khmer massage and spa treatments, a variety of great cafes and restaurants, and even fish massage!

Relax as you prepare for your much-anticipated visit to Angkor tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 13: Angkor Wat Complex Full day tour

Morning, visit to jungle Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location to film the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider. Begin tour to the antique capital of Angkor Thom, start from the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon, 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. Last but not least, view a wonderful sunset from Angkor Wat or somewhere possible.

Tonight enjoy buffet dinner with Khmer Traditional Dance Show at Amazon or Kulen II restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 14: Siem Reap - Free day

This day is free for you to pursue your interests. Perhaps hit the markets for some delicious street food, and indulge in a traditional Khmer massage, or get one final insight into the heart of Cambodia with a cooking class.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 15: Siem Reap Departure

Your trip comes to an end after breakfast, with no further activities planned. If you are spending more time in Siem Reap we can help you to book additional nights accommodation just contact your sales agent.

Free until transfer to Siem Reap International airport for boarding home sweet home or next destination.

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: NA

Price

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TOUR INCLUDES
  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel
  • All transport within Vietnam and Cambodia (including airport pick up & see off), as per itinerary
  • 2 domestic flights Hanoi – Da Nang and Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Speed boat ticket Chau Doc - Phnompenh
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • All in-tour stationed local English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
TOUR EXCLUDES
  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out
  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the accommodation (if any)
  • International flights and taxes
  • Visa or Passport Fees
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips, laundry and gratuities
  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

 

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