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Best Of Vietnam And Cambodia

Take the chance to experience most of the famous natural and cultural heritage sites in both Cambodia & Vietnam from the wonderful and mystical Halong Bay, to the charming, quiet ancient capital of Hue, and the interesting Hoi An, the fabled temples of Angkor - the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. Hanoi, Saigon and Phnom Penh...

ITINERARY

Hanoi | Hue | Hoian | Ho Chi Minh | Mekong Delta | Phnom Penh | Siem Reap

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Day 01

Hanoi Arrival

Pick up at the airport and transfer to your hotel

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Not included

Upon arrival in Hanoi, your driver will personally meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure.

Day 02

Hanoi city tour full day

Visit the highlights of the city on a guided tour

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, we will visit Ho Chi Minh Complex that includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and One Pillar pagoda. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature that was originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education. Have lunch at a nice restaurant.

After lunch, we continue our trip to visit Museum of Ethnology: This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground.

Then, we back to the center of Hanoi to visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan Kiem Lake, its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends.

45 minutes Cyclo through the Old Quarter: Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally, each of the 36 s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It is a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities. 
Enjoy a water puppet show before transfer you back to hotel for relaxing.

 
Day 03

Hanoi – Ha Long (sample itinerary of a 3* cruise)

Transfer to Halong Bay. Overnight on cruise

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

08:30 Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by private vehicle. After that we leave Hanoi to reach Halong Bay.

12:00 – 12:30: At Tuan Chau International Marina, a tender boat will take you to the cruise. A refreshing welcome drink is served and you can check into your cabin.

13:00: When you are putting all of your stuffs into your cabin, our boat starts gliding out to the centre of the World Heritage Site. Your lunch, at the boat’s restaurant, is would be served with fresh local seafood, but vegetable menu is always available at your request. From the marina area, our cruiser passes by Dog Head and Swan Islands, Ba Hang Floating villages (with floating houses), Incense Burner then Thumb Islands before reaching to Luon cave area for kayaking.

14:30 – 15:00: We have time to gear up for one hour kayaking around Luon cave area .Our guide will show you some basic safety guidelines and techniques to paddle before helping you to sit on our brand new sit-on-top kayaks. After that our boat will help you visit the Titop Island one hour for swimming, sun-bathing or getting a panoramic view on island peak.

17:00: As the sun sets over the bay, we head back to our cruise and relax. Coffee, tea and fruits will be available on the sundeck or you can order your favorite drink while our boat cruises to the night’s anchorage area.

19:00: Dinner will be served with local seafood. After dinner you may choose to enjoy drinks from the bar or top deck or experience squid fishing before retiring.

Day 04

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Transfer to Hanoi airport, fly to Hue city

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

07:00 – 07:45: Enjoy the morning view of the beautiful landscape with a cup of coffee or tea. Have breakfast in the fresh air.
08:00 – 09:00: You will visit the impressive Cave of Halong Bay – Surprising Cave (Sửng Sốt) with your tour guide, a truly awesome and amazing cave to experience.
10:00: Check out of your cabin and settle your bill as our boat begins cruising back to the harbor. Experience more views of Halong Bay such as Fighting Cocks Island (Symbol of Halong Bay), Incense Burner and Stone Dogs Islands.
10:20: A cooking demonstration onboard shows you how to make authentic Vietnamese Spring rolls. You will learn about the recipes and techniques that create this popular dish of Vietnamese people.
10:45: Lunch is served on board during cruising towards the harbor.
11:20: Depart the cruise and travel by tender boat back to Tuan Chau International Marina. Transfer you back Hanoi then take a flight to Hue.
Upon arrival, our tour guide and driver will transfer you to hotel in Hue.
Day 05

Hue city tour full day

Visit the highlights of Hue city on a guided tour

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, take a boat trip along the poetic Perfume River to reach the ancient Thien Mu pagoda, a special cultural and historical site preserving a legendary tale about the Heaven Fairy Lady since Nguyen Dynasty. 
The car picks you up to Hue Citadel. Here, walk around and take a look into the special feudal relics of immense architectural and cultural values. 
 After lunch at a local restaurant, visit the tomb and monument of King Tu Duc, located in a very beautiful area. This is an opportunity to learn more about Nguyen Kings and to enjoy the spectacular landscape.
Day 06

Hue - Da Nang - Marble Mountain - Hoi An ancient town tour

Transfer to Hoi An, visit the highlights of the ancient town on a guided tour

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, drive over the mighty Hai Van pass for an over view of the Pacific Ocean and famous Long Co fishing village. On the way, visit the Marble Mountain and Marble stone carving workshop at Ngu Hanh Son handicraft village then visit to the fascinating Cham Museum – museum of ancient Champa kingdom’s sculptures and artifacts. Then heading to Hoi An town for check-in to your hotel.
 
Located on the north bank of the Thu Bon river, the historic Hoi An was one of South East Asia's major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel.
A walking tour through the Hoi An Old Quarter gives you a view of the town's landmarks: Japanese Covered Bridge, ancient Assembly Hall, Phuc Kien Temple.
Day 07

Hoi An - Cam Thanh - Tra Que - Hoi An

Enjoy a tour in Cam Thanh and Tra Que village

Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Your day starts by cycling along level ground to the Thu Bon River to visit a local fishing village. Ride along country lanes at a peaceful pace viewing local life and pause to see farmers toiling in their rice fields using centuries of farming practices. Peddle your way through palm forests, across bridges, fields of water buffalo, etc.
 
Take a short break in a local family at Cam Thanh Village before enjoying 1.5 hours ride on a Traditional Basket Boat (round boat) in the Water Coconut Palm Forest. Learn how to sail the basket boat and try to catch fishes and “purple crabs” in the Canal.

Continue to drive to Tra Que Organic Vegetable Village where a large variety of vegetable are produced for the local community. At the village, you will be shown the environmentally sustainable practices which the local villagers have used for centuries and is still being used extensively today.
Meet a local family and after a short, informative and fun cooking lesson, sit down for a delicious lunch.

Back to Hoi An, the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 08

Hoi An - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh

Fly to Ho Chi Minh city

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Meals: Breakfast

You are free at your leisure till the transfer to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arriving in Tan Son Nhat airport, our driver and tour guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel.

The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Day 09

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - half day city tour

Visit Cu Chi tunnels and the highlights of Ho Chi Minh

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, meet Asia Top Travel's tour guide at your hotel lobby and depart for a drive through the pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi tunnels. Explore the tunnels where the Vietnamese could escape bombings, hide from enemy, and mount surprise attacks. Also on display are various mantraps and the remains of an American tank as well as numerous bomb craters made by 500 pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers.
 
After lunch at a local restaurant, transfer back to Ho Chi Minh and you will take a half day city tour. Start by looking at the Notre Dame Cathedral built between 1877 and 1883. This is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Nearby is the Old Post Office, another example of French colonial architecture and also is the country’s largest post office. Then, Move on to see the Reunification Palace. This is one of the most important buildings in the city. Here on April 30th 1975 the ‘American War’ officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was, at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. After that, continue to visit of the War Remnants Museum (Museum of American War Crimes), this is a poignant display of the futility of war. Before finishing the tour, depending on the timing, there is a wide selection of goods at Ben Thanh Market to see.
 
Day 10

Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Ben Tre - Can Tho

Enjoy a tour in Mekong delta

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

08:00 AM: Our tour guide will meet you at the lobby of your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city with a drive to My Tho, the capital of Tien Giang Province 72 km from Ho Chi Minh City (Former Saigon). 
Then take a boat trip round 4 beautiful islets: Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix, and Tortoise. The boat brings you through Vam Xep canal where you will discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong delta rural life.
Stops on the way can be made upon request for particular visits or photos making. Visit traditional house at Quoi An village (all make from coconut). See coconut collection set and how locals make handicrafts from trunk and shell, guests can see that they waste nothing, coconut even useful from wedding to funeral.
Enjoy seasonal fruit and listening to traditional music. Take horse cart on village path and stop at Ben Truc orchard, taste honey with tea or Mekong whisky (they have a funny rule for guests to get in). Also, we will visit coconut candy mill (special product of Ben Tre province). Enjoy a lunch at local restaurant. Then we will take small boat through Vam Chua small canal. 
Embark &head to Can Tho in the afternoon. On the way, you will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a unique pagoda in Vietnam mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese and Cambodian architecture.
Upon arrival in Can Tho, check in your hotel. Free at your leisure. Overnight in Can Tho.
 
Day 11

Cai Rang - Ho Chi Minh - fly to Phnom Penh

Visit Cai Rang floating market, then transfer back to Ho Chi Minh airport for a flight to Phnom Penh

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Have breakfast at hotel.
Early boat trip to visit Cai Rang market, the biggest Floating Market in Mekong. This is great opportunity to see and taste different type of tropical fruits and vegetables.
On the way,visit the rice noodle maker and brick house, the boat tour ends at the local market where you can observe the local life with selling local products. 
Visit the temple nearby to see the local culture. After that, go to the big garden with a lot of kind fruits tree in this area. Continue with a visit of ancient house named Binh Thuy in Can Tho.

Have lunch at local restaurant. Transfer straight to Tan Son Nhat airport for a flight to Phnom Penh.
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport, the guide and driver will meet and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 12

Phnom Penh city tour

Visit the highlight of the city

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Have breakfast at hotel. Depart to visit the Toul Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek-both grim reminders of Cambodia's bloody past under Pol Pot. It is almost inconceivable to confront the nature of true evil here in this gentle land, but the Buddhist memorial at Choeung Ek, commemorates the 1.7 million victims of the 1975-79 Pol Pot regime. This excursion may prove distressing for some. It is, however, an important piece of this country’s historical and cultural puzzle.

Afternoon, we continue to visit the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art - notably sculptures - throughout the ages.  Visit Royal Palace is a royal residence now where His Majesty, the King of Cambodia, and the royal families live. it is like a small town of royal dynasties. Continue to Silver Pagoda, serves less as a functioning temple than a repository for cultural treasures such as 90 kg golden Buddha encrusted with 2086 diamonds. Visit Russian Market (Toul Tumpong Market), the Market has gained reputation for cheap clothing, a large selection of Buddha images and woodcarvings, betel-nut boxes, silk, silver jewelry, and classic music instrument. Overnight in Phnom Penh 
Day 13

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - The floating village - Tonle Sap Lake

Fly to Siem Reap and visit Tonle Sap Lake

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, transfer to Phnom Penh airport for a departure to Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport, transfer to the hotel with your tour guide.
 
Afternoon we visit the floating village of Kompong Pluk where you will take the wood boat to explore the Cambodian houses on stilt and the flooded forest before reaching to Tonle Sap lake to take a glimpse of fishermen and other activities. We spend the rest of day visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. Overnight in Siem Reap.
 
Note: For the option flight is must be at morning flight 
Day 14

Siem Reap - Angkor

Visit the incredible Angkor complex

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Early morning, if the weather is good you can wake up early and watch the sunrise over Angkor Area – the idea is to view the reflection of amazing Angkor temple in the morning sun.

Return to the hotel for breakfast.

Transfer to visit South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Elephants terrace and Baphoun.

Lunch at a local restaurant

In the afternoon, explore Angkor Wat Temple and Bakheng Hill (Bakheng Temple). Before sunset, take a peaceful & romantic private Angkor Gondola Boat Ride on the moat of Angkor Thom to watch the amazing sunset (if weather permitted).
 
Day 15

Siem Reap - Angkor Tours

Continue to visit the Angkor complex

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Have breakfast at your hotel

Heading out of town in the morning, make your way on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well-preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way, stop-over the Preah Dark village and followed by a visit of the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends.

On the way back, the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight to discover. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. Then visit Ta Keo and Banteay Kdei.

Overnight in Siem Reap 
Day 16

Siem Reap Departure

Transfer to the airport for your departure flight

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

You are free at leisure until being transferred to Siem Riep airport for your return flight.

Price

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Price Per Person In USD

Category 2 People 4 People 6 People Others
3 Star $1472 $1167 $1040 On Request
4 Star $1708 $1403 $1275 On Request
5 Star $2194 $1887 $1760 On Request


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TOUR INCLUSIONS

For your peace of mind, our tours are designed to include as much as possible in the price, but also to
give you the freedom to find a special place to eat or to seek out an independent adventure that especially appeals to you.
Trip Inclusions
  • Full transportation by private car or bus as tour program indicates.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Private boat trips 
  • Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast (AC room)
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa fees
  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Domestic flight tickets (surcharge on request): Hanoi - Hue (evening flight) US$112/ticket/economy class; Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh: US$72/ticket/economy class; Ho Chi Minh - Phnom Penh: US$147/ticket/economy class by Vietnam Airlines; Phnom Penh - Siem Reap: US$120/ticket/economy class by Cambodia Angkor Air
  • Late check-out and early check-in
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses 
  • Other services not clearly mentioned above

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