Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 15 days

Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 15 days

Duration: 15 Days
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  • Duration 15 days / 14 nights: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

  • Suitable: Travel with friends, Honeymoon couple, Active traveler, Solo traveler

  • Style : Interaction with local

Day 1:  Hanoi Arrival

Meet your tour guide on arrival at Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to hotel in the city center and check-in. (Hotel rooms may not be ready until 14:00 but an early check-in would be guaranteed with a surcharge.). Rest of the day is at leisure.

Optional: We introduce two one-of-a-kind traditional performances which are found nowhere else than in Vietnam. You can choose one of below options:

- Water Puppet Show where puppets are performed on water stage with folk music, presenting ancient tales, folklores and daily life in Vietnamese countryside.

- Tu Phu (Four Palaces) Show - a very unique show about ritual of spirit practiced in the Vietnamese indigenous religion with music, colors and lively dance performance. The Four Palaces Shows take place on Thursday and Saturday every week.

If you're interested in the shows, please contact our travel consultants to book.

Meals: NA

Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Activities: Welcome to Hanoi - capital city of Vietnam! Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel in the city center. Rest of the day is at leisure.

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 June -August) 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

Being listed as a world heritage with a mesmerizing beauty, Halong Bay is a must-see destination when you visit Vietnam. And there is no better way to witness this natural wonder than an overnight cruise trip, which is also included in this journey. After breakfast in hotels in Hanoi, you will be leaving Hanoi on a 3,5hours to Halong. Reaching the port at about mid-day, friendly and professional staff on the cruise, will support in check-in and arranging rooms, before you have lunch on-board with other guests while the junk heads to Halong Bay. There will be a plenty of exciting activities on-cruises, including sightseeing and visiting Thien Cung Grotto, beach activities like kayaking, or cooking class on deck with lesson on making Vietnamese traditional dishes. Dinner with fresh seafood is served at around

7:00pm (depending on cruise’s actual schedule), and the rest of the night is for you to enjoy tranquil atmosphere of the bay. Note: Please be kindly informed that the tour guide will not escort you on the cruises, and be replaced by crew members who are fluent in English.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Overnight on-board.

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

Wake up to the sound of ocean. Spend the morning exploring Halong Bay and join activities available. Have lunch while cruising back to the mainland. Upon disembarkation, our driver will be waiting to provide transport 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

Enjoy a free day in the world heritage listed Hoi An. You may like to wander the Central Market and the street stalls selling paintings, woodwork, ceramics, lanterns and much more. Hoi An is also famous for its talented tailors who can make beautiful items to order within a few hours. For those still feeling adventurous, why not hire a bicycle and tour the surrounding countryside? Other optional activities include a day trip to My Son Cham (elaborate World Heritage-listed temples that reflect the rich cultural traditions of the Cham civilisation), a cruise along the Thu Bon River and a trip to the nearby Cua Dai Beach. 

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. 

  • 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. 

  • Option 3: Hoi An Vespa Tour 

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.

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

Activities: From early morning, visit the lively floating markets with lots of local and experience their daily activities. Transfer by road to Chau Doc in the afternoon.

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

Activities: Speed boat to Phnompenh

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

Activities: Half day Phnom Penh City tour, road transfer to 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

Activities: Visit Angkor Temple and enjoy buffet dinner with Apsara Dance performance.

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 Includes

  • Accommodation in TWN/ DBL sharing accommodation at hotel, except overnight on train and homestay (if any)

  • 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

Price Excludes

  • Hotel EARLY check in & LATE check out

  • Peak season surcharge & compulsory dinner at the hotel (if any)

  • International flight to or from Vietnam with taxes

  • Visa or Passport Fees

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips, laundry and gratuities

  • Meals not marked on itinerary, and water during meals

Important Notes:

  • If you have any specific food requirement (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.) please inform us in advance, we will provide notices to our restaurants, tour guides and partners so they would be able to serve you the best.

 

Cancellation by Customer

  • Cancellation received before 60 days: FREE of charge

  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 10% of total rate

  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate

  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate

  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate


 

Children Policy

  • The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

  • For infant (<04 years old): FOC except domestic ticket cost

  • 04 - 11 years old without bed: 50% adult rate

  • 04 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate

  • 04 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate


 

  • Hotel in Hanoi
  • Overnight on-board.
  • Hotel in Hoi An
  • Hotel in Hoi An
  • Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Hotel in Can Tho
  • Hotel in Chau Doc
  • Hotel in Phnom Penh
  • Hotel in Siem Reap