North to South Vietnam & Cambodia Tour – 10 Days
Enjoy the astonishing Vietnam and Cambodia tour in 10 days covering most of the highlights of Northern Vietnam, the Heart of Mekong Delta together with Angkor temple complex. It starts from the capital city Hanoi of Vietnam, go down to Mekong Delta to explore the extremely famous Cai Rang floating market then up to Mekong River to Cambodia with Phnom Penh and the Majestic Temples of Angkor.
Tour informations :
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Duration: 10 Days/ 9 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Siem Reap
Tour Type: Landscape, Nature, Folk Arts and Culture
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active Level: Regular itinerary, Moderate walking
Tour Category: Vietnam Cambodia Tours
Vietnam Itinerary 6 Days
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on Deluxe Junk Cruise)
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Can Tho
Day 6: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc
Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days
Day 7: Chau Doc – Boat Trip to Phnom Penh
Day 8: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Day 9: Angkor Temple Complex
Day 10: Siem Reap Departure
Vietnam Itinerary 6 Days
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome upon arrival in Hanoi, then we transfer to Hanoi. Relax in the rest of the day. Tonight we enjoy our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B)
In the morning we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, His House on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the outside of the Presidential Palace and the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first University. In the afternoon we will go to the intriguing Ethnology Museum followed by an hour on a cyclo (a pedal rickshaw) being taken around the old quarter of Hanoi. Then we can enjoy the ancient and unique water-puppet show.
Notes: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time: Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8 am to 11 pm. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance by Russian expert.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on Deluxe Junk Cruise) (B, L, D)
In the morning, we are met at the lobby of hotel at 8:00 and transfer to Halong. The vehicle takes us through the Red River Delta for 3,5 hours and we will arrive at the port at around midday. Welcome by the Phoenix Cruiser crew team and enjoy fresh seafood lunch while the cruise is gliding out.
In the afternoon, we visit Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave) in the middle of the Bay and swim. The sunset’s coming is our time to relax on the deck with favorite drink… Delicious dinner will be served with typically local seafood. Overnight on boat.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
This morning, we visit Titov island and relax on the beach. Optional for us is walking up to the top of the island to get a panoramic view of the Anchorage area. We then back to the Phoenix Cruiser to learn the recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food. Lunch will be served when cruising back to the port where our awaiting vehicle will transfer us back to Hanoi. Trip ends at around 16:00 at the hotel.
Special note: Vegetarian menu available on boat but it should be informed in advance
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Can Tho (B)
We depart our hotel at around 10:00 in the morning and transfer to the airport to take the flight to Can Tho city. After two hours of flight, we are welcome and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 6: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc (B)
Early morning today, we will take the boat trip to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market with the busy sense right at the time. This is the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta where we can see the daily life and local people selling their products on boats. After that, we are back to hotel for breakfast then heading to Chau Doc. Relax in the rest of the day.
Cambodia Itinerary 4 Days
Day 7: Chau Doc – Boat Trip to Phnom Penh (B)
We take a boat trip to Phnom Penh at 7:00 AM today. Getting a visa to Cambodia on the way. Arriving Phnom Penh at midday, we are welcome and transfer to hotel. In the afternoon, we start the city tour that includes the visit to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Wat Phnom. Later in the afternoon, we take a stroll along the Chatomok River (the Four Faces River) to observe the local way of life. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 8: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap (B)
In the morning we visit the Genocide Museum then head on to the Killing Fields. On the way to the killing fields, we stop at the bustling market of Toul Tumpong also known as the Russian Market.
In the afternoon, we transfer to the airport to take our flight to Siem Reap. Welcome upon arrival, we transfer to hotel and check in. After that, we have the climb to the summit of Bakheng Mountain or Pre Rup Temple to view a spectacular sunset. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 9: Angkor Temple Complex (B)
After breakfast, visit Angkor Thom – the great city of the ancient Khmer empire. The visit includes the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that a visitor may remember forever.
In the afternoon, we visit Angkor Wat – one of the wonders of the world. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 10: Siem Reap Departure (B)
Today is free at leisure until time for transfer to the airport for the departure flight home. 10-day Vietnam and Cambodia tour ends.
- English speaking guide/s (other languages upon requests)
- All accommodation on twin share basis
- Breakfasts at hotel daily
- Meals indicated in the itinerary (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
- En-suite cabin on deluxe cruise in Halong Bay
- All transfer & transports by private A/C vehicles (car, van, bus)
- Sightseeing as indicated entrance fees and permits
- Domestic flights: Hanoi – Can Tho; Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
- Domestic airport tax
- Kayak in Halong Bay
- Cooking class on Sundeck (Halong Cruise tour)
- Vietnam visa
- International flights to Vietnam and from Cambodia
- Other expenses not included in the itinerary
- Other meals not included in the itinerary
- Tips and beverages