Vietnam & Cambodia Explore Tour – 19 Days
This combination trip provides us the best part of Vietnam and Cambodia. From the spectacular Ha Long bay to the majestic temple of Angkor. From the historical and charming center parts of Vietnam to the exciting Mekong delta. This is a memorable journey of history and culture.
Tour informations :
Tour route: Hanoi – Ha long – Hanoi – Danang – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Duration: 19 days
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/End: Hanoi/Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
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
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi
Day 2: Hanoi City tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong bay
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Danang transfer to Hue via Hai Van tunnel
Day 6: Hue
Day 7: Hue – Hoi An
Day 8: Hoi An – Free day
Day 9: Hoi An – My Son – Hoi An
Day 10: Da Nang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta
Day 12: Mekong – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap
Day 15: Angkor Temple complex
Day 16: Siem Reap
Day 17: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh
Day 18: Phnom Penh
Day 19: Departure
Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi (D)
After the flight you will be transferred to accommodation in our hotel. Tonight we will have a meal in one of the fine restaurants in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City tour (B, L)
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 round the old quarter of Hanoi. Then we can enjoy the ancient and unique water-puppet show.
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time: Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8am to 11pm. 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 (B, L, D)
In the morning we depart for Halong Bay. When we are there we cruise in this secluded bay, marveling at 3000 limestone peaks that emerge from the emerald water. We have opportunity to visit spectacular limestone cave, swim from our boat, and especially we can do kayaking to explore the hidden charm part of the bay. Overnight on boat.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
In the morning we do some more kayaking to explore Luon cave and from here we are kayaking toward Turtle islet, Human Head islet, and the Saddle islet. After having lunch on boat we are leaving Ha Long for Hanoi.
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Danang transfer to Hue via Hai Van tunnel (B)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines
This morning we transfer to Noi Bai airport to catch a one-hour flight to Danang airport, upon arrival we will be welcome and transfer to Hue via Hai Van tunnel. Along the way we will stop at Lang Co beach . Arriving Hue we can look forward to exploring the superb sights of the city. In the afternoon we explore the Citadel, the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City.
Day 6: Hue (B, L)
This morning we make our way down to the Perfume River to embark on a riverboat journey. We visit the Thien Mu pagoda (the Pagoda of the Heavenly Lady). After that we continue to the elaborate Tu Duc tombs of the Nguyen emperors. On our return we visit Dong Ba market.
Day 7: Hue – Hoi An (B)
We travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Hoi An. On the way we also visit Cham museum, My Khe beach and the marble village. In the afternoon we will enjoy a walking tour of the Old Town with its narrow, winding streets, visiting the Fukien Assembly Hall, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, the Japanese covered bridge, the Hoi An Museum and the handicraft workshops. After that we are free to go shopping, go to the nearby beach, or even have some clothes made which can be picked up the very next day.
Day 8: Hoi An – Free day (B)
Today we are free at our leisure.
Day 9: Hoi An – My Son (B)
Today we visit My Son, a relic of the Cham civilization which dates back from the 4th to the 12th century. We will return at noon giving us more time to explore quaint Hoi An. We also can take part in a cooking class showing us how to prepare the best Vietnamese and Hoi An specialties.
We will take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City early this morning, and after breakfast we will head for the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels. In the early afternoon we will return to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon), a fascinating mix of old and new for us to explore at your leisure.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
We head for the mighty Mekong delta today. At Vinh Long town we will board a local boat so we can zigzag through the intricate waterways of the Mekong. We will lunch at a local house, stop to visit cottage industries and spend the night at the simple lodging of a local family in the Mekong delta.
Day 12: Mekong – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Our day will begin with a boat trip along the endless waterway of the mighty Mekong River to Cai Be floating market. One of the most beautiful floating markets in the region. After that we have chance to see how the local people making: pop corn, and rice paper. In the afternoon we go back to Ho Chi Minh City, and the rest of the day at leisure.
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Today we tour around the city to visit the highlights of Saigon including: Notre Dame cathedral, General Post Office, Formal Presidential Palace, Museum of War Remnants, and Ben Thanh market.
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Riep (B)
Today we bid farewell to Vietnam and after a short flight we arrive Siem Riep. In the afternoon we begin to explore Angkor with the Rolous group of temple before climbing to the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng for a spectacular sunset.
Day 15: Angkor Temple complex (B)
After breakfast we drive out to the Pre Rup and East Mebon visit Banteay Srey (the Woman temple). In the afternoon we explore the majestic Angkor Wat – The Wonder of the World – a truly memorable experience.
Day 16: Siem Reap (B)
This morning we visit the ruins of Ta prohm (the Jungle Temple) before heading to Banteay Kdei and the nearby lake of Sra Srang. In the afternoon we explore the Angkor Thom.
Day 17: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B)
In the morning we travel by hydrofoil to Phnom Penh. In the afternoon we will visit the Wat Phnom the pagoda is dedicated to the founder of the city, Madam Penh.
Day 18: Phnom Penh (B)
Today there is a full-day sightseeing in the national capital including the National museum, the Royal Palace, the Silver pagoda, the Tuol Sleng, the horrific killing field, and the Russian market.
Day 19: Departure (B)
Will be transfer for our flight out of Cambodia. The trip concludes.
Price: Please contact us for your special price.
- English speaking guide/s in different parts of Vietnam & Cambodia (other languages upon requests)
- All accommodation on twin share basis
- Meals indicated in the itinerary
- En-suite cabin on deluxe cruise in Halong Bay
- All transfer & transports by private A/C coaches or cars
- Sightseeing as indicated entrance fees and permits
- Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh City
- International airfares: Saigon – Siem Reap
- Domestic airport tax in Vietnam
Price: Please contact us for your special price.