OVERVIEW

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: Dinner

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

Meet again your tour guide for a welcome diner at a restaurant. 
Day 02

Hanoi

Visit the highlights of the city on a guided tour

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, guided tour of Hanoi including Ho Chi Minh Complex, completed in 1975 and featuring the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. Discover the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first University.
 
Lunch in a restaurant.
 
Continue you tour in the Museum of Ethnology with a display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minorities. Back to the center of Hanoi, cross Huc Bridge to reach Ngoc Son Temple on a tiny Island of Hoan Kiem Lake.
A 45 minutes Cyclo Tour takes you through the bustling Old Quarter.
Day 03

Hanoi - Halong bay

Transfer to Halong Bay. Overnight on cruise

Accommodation: Overnight on cruise

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Morning depart for Halong Bay through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town, embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting cruise will provide you a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way, the boat anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.
Day 04

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hue

Transfer to Hanoi airport, fly to Hue city

Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Wake up with the calming sound of the waves crashing on the nearby islands. Enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning and relax. Sitting on the upper deck, make the most of the breath-taking beauty of the rocky islands rising from the crystal-clear water of the bay. Explore Luon cave in the morning.

Brunch buffet will be served on board.

Transfer back to Hanoi early afternoon for your flight to Hue.
Arrive in Hue, meet your guide check-in and relax in yout hotel.
Day 05

Hue

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 poetic Perfume River, breathing the fresh-air of the New Year spreading everywhere and reach to ancient Thien Mu pagoda, a special cultural - historical site where still preserves a legendary tale about the Heaven Fairy Lady since Nguyen Dynasty. Then, car will pick us up to Hue Citadel. Here you will walk around and take a look into the special feudal relics of immense architectural and cultural values. Visit the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City like in Beijing.
 
Vegetarian lunch, served by the nuns in a pagoda. 

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. Also visit the other monument of Khai Dinh King for other view of architecture. Back to hotel in the late afternoon.
Day 06

Hue - Hoi An

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 City

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 Saigon. On arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Day 09

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels

Visit Cu Chi tunnels and the highlights of Ho Chi Minh

Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, leave your hotel for driving through pleasant countryside before arriving at Cu Chi. Explore the maze of underground tunnels where the Viet Cong stayed 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 B52 bombers.
 
After that, drive back to Ho Chi Minh city for lunch.

Take a half day city tour starting with Notre Dame Cathedral built between 1877 and 1883. This church is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. The nearby Old Post Office is another example of French colonial architecture and is also the country’s largest post office. Move on to see the Reunification Palace. This was 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. Visit the War Remnants Museum (Museum of American War Crimes) featuring a poignant display of the futility of war.
Day 10

Ho Chi Minh - My Tho - Mekong Delta Area - Can Tho

Enjoy a tour in Mekong delta

Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, escape from the high-rise hotels, shopping malls and chic restaurants of Ho Chi Minh city, to My Tho trhough paddy fields, thick orchards and canals. Make a stop over at a viewing point and take photos of the paddy fields.
Upon arriving, embark on a private boat to Turtle island, a beautiful island with many orchards. Enjoy a variety of tropical fruits while listening to traditional South Vietnamese folk songs performed by local artists. Go on a short horse cart ride to a Bee Farm to try some honey tea and taste local confectioneries. Visit Phoenix Island, the lonely bastion of Coconut Monk, and Dragon Island.
Stop at Thoi Son village and walk on the paths in village. Visit the place which produce coconut candies and paper rice cake.

Lunch at a local restaurant before goheadinf back to the harbor.

On the way to Can Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a unique pagoda in Vietnam mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese and Cambodian architecture.
Day 11

Cai Rang - Ho Chi Minh Airport - 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

Early boat trip to visit 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 manufacture, 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.

Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh airport for a flight to Phnom Penh.
Upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport, the guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 12

Phnom Penh

Visit the highlight of the city

Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, visit the National Museum, the Royal Palace, built by the French in 1866 in the old town, and the Silver Pagoda located within the Royal Palace ground.

In the afternoon, visit the Genocidal Museum “Tuol Sleng”, the Victory Monument, the killing field of Cheung EK and the Wat Phnom Temple, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of the city during sunset.
Day 13

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - 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.
 
In the afternoon, take a half-day trip to Tonle Sap Lake. In the heart of mangrove forests on the margins of the Tonle Sap Lake visit the incredible stilt village of Kompong Phluk and Kompong Khleang, a cluster of three villages of stilted houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap about 16 km southeast of Siem Reap. The villages are primarily Khmer and have about 3000 inhabitants between them. Flooded mangrove forest surrounds the area and is home to a variety of wildlife including crab-eating macaques. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6-meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. Kampong Phluk sees comparatively few foreign visitors and offers a close look at the submerged forest and lakeside village life as yet unperturbed by tourism.
Day 14

Siem Reap - Angkor

Visit the incredible Angkor complex

Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Early morning, 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.

Rransfer to South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and Elephants terrace.

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

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.
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.

Note

Day 1 in Hanoi: if you arrive in Hanoi early in the day, we recommend to walk around Hanoi old quarter to have the first sight of this friendly city before discovering it in detail in the next day with the guidance of your private tour guide with a full day city tour.

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
  • All domestic flight tickets
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Private Boat trips 
  • Twin-share accommodation with daily breakfast (AC room)
Trip Exclusions
  • Visa fees
  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Late check-out and early check-in
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Personal expenses 
  • Other services not clearly mentioned above

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