Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia (13 Days/12 Nights)

12 Nights

Hanoi

Visit the best of Vietnam and Cambodia in 12 nights on this tour covering Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hue, Danang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap. 

Explore Hanoi's illustrious history by visiting some of the famous landmarks and tourist hotspots, cruise through the limestone cliffs of Halong Bay, visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels and experience some of the old war remnants during the war, experience the floating market of Cai Rang, travel to Phnom Penh by boat taking in the sights of the Mekong River then head over to Siem Reap to explore the ancient city.

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Highlights

  • Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Ha Long Bay - Morning cruise with lunch onboard
  • Hue - Perfume River cruise
  • Hoi An - Learn how to make your own famous lantern at the workshop
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels, Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Chinatown
  • Can Tho - Cai Rang floating market
  • Phnom Penh - Witness how locals live and work along the river
  • Siem Reap - Bayon, Angkor Wat, Banteay Srei, Ta Prohm Temple
  • Day 1 - Hanoi – Arrival
  • Day 2 - Hanoi – Sightseeing – Ha Long bay
  • Day 3 - Ha Long Bay - Boat Cruise - Hanoi
  • Day 4 - Hanoi - Hue - Sightseeing
  • Day 5 - Hue – Da Nang - Hoi An – Sightseeing
  • Day 6 - Da Nang - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day 7 - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels – Sightseeing
  • Day 8 - Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Vinh Long - Can Tho
  • Day 9 - Can Tho – Chau Doc
  • Day 10 - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by Boat – 1-hour Foot or Khmer Traditional Massage
  • Day 11 - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Angkor Complex
  • Day 12 - Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Banteay Samre – Ta Prohm – Visit Local Monastery for Blessing Ceremony
  • Day 13 - Siem Reap - Departure
  • Additional Information

Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi

Meals Included: Room only

Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

Rising over the heart of Hanoi's central old quarter and famous Silk Road, with a 3-minute walk to HoanKiem Lake, Water Puppet Theatre, St Josephs Cathedral, Night Market, Hanoi Post Office, Trang Tien Plaza shopping center etc.. The luxury and impressive designed Golden Silk Boutique Hotel features stunning views and gracious style – a remarkable luxury experience, even by Western standards with graceful Asian style. Especially, the front view rooms of the hotel with balconies, captivating vistas of Hanoi’s old quarter.

Take part of the day to explore Hanoi’s illustrious history before driving to Ha Long Bay. In the morning, visit the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (CLOSED ON MONDAYS and FRIDAYS) before moving onto his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. You will then explore the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, which is imbued with the profound philosophies of Confucianism. The tour includes stops at the Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple and Hanoi’s Old Quarter before proceeding to Ha Long bay.
Overnight in Ha Long Bay [Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

Royal Lotus Hotel Halong

Property Location With a stay at Royal Lotus Hotel Halong in Halong (Bai Chay), you'll be minutes from Ha Long Night Market and close to Sun World Ha Long Park. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Cho Bai Chay and Tuan Chau Beach.

In the morning take a delightful cruise through the limestone cliffs of Ha Long Bay. Enjoy lunch onboard and then return to the dock. Drive back to Hanoi with stop en route at a ceramic factory.
Overnight in Hanoi [Breakfast, Lunch]

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

Golden Silk Boutique Hotel

Rising over the heart of Hanoi's central old quarter and famous Silk Road, with a 3-minute walk to HoanKiem Lake, Water Puppet Theatre, St Josephs Cathedral, Night Market, Hanoi Post Office, Trang Tien Plaza shopping center etc.. The luxury and impressive designed Golden Silk Boutique Hotel features stunning views and gracious style – a remarkable luxury experience, even by Western standards with graceful Asian style. Especially, the front view rooms of the hotel with balconies, captivating vistas of Hanoi’s old quarter.

Fly to Hue, the former Imperial Capital of Vietnam. Arrive in Hue and enjoy a river cruise on the peaceful Perfume River to the Thien Mu pagoda. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel which was built in accordance with strict principles of geomancy and the poetic mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc. Overnight in Hue [Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

Mondial Hotel Hue

This modern luxurious hotel, conveniently located in center of Hue city, with major attractions surrounding the area such as the Perfume river, shops, banks, markets, and parks. With 106 spacious, comfortable and luxurious rooms and Suite, The Mondial hotel is designed to appeal to leisure and business travellers. Furthermore, the hotel boasts Huong Xuan Restaurant on the top floor with comforting ambience and magnificent views of the Perfume river which serves a combination of authentic local and international dishes.

Drive along the coast via mountain passes to Hoi An with a stop en route at the photogenic village of Lang Co. Upon arrival in Hoi An, pay a visit to one of Hoi An’s famous lantern workshops and learn how to make one yourself before setting out on a walking tour to explore this World Heritage Site. Highlights include an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market. Take a peaceful boat trip on the Thu Bon River and afterwards enjoy free time to further explore the old town.
Overnight in Hoi An [Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

Hoi An Ancient House Resort & Spa

Hoi An Ancient House Resort & Spa includes a 200 years-old ancient house that is recognized as a provincial level relic. Designed in Vietnamese style. This house is a family home since 5 generations and the present owners now, serving travelers the family traditional way.

Depart for Da Nang and catch your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and the rest of the day is at your leisure.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City [Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

Asian Ruby Luxury Hotel

Located in central Saigon, Asian Ruby Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free internet access, free private parking and 24-hour room service. It also has a spa. Rooms have cable TV, minibar and a private bathroom. Free bottled water and hairdryer are provided. Guests can dine at Asian Ruby's restaurant and bar, which serves Vietnamese and European dishes. Asian Ruby Hotel provides a fitness room, laundry service and bike rental. Massage services are available.

This morning you will visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels where Vietnamese guerrillas built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels as hideouts during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon for a half-day city tour. Highlights include the photo stops at the Reunification Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office. Visit a local market in Chinatown and either the Thien Hau Temple or the Quan Am Pagoda.
Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City [Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

Asian Ruby Luxury Hotel

Located in central Saigon, Asian Ruby Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms with free internet access, free private parking and 24-hour room service. It also has a spa. Rooms have cable TV, minibar and a private bathroom. Free bottled water and hairdryer are provided. Guests can dine at Asian Ruby's restaurant and bar, which serves Vietnamese and European dishes. Asian Ruby Hotel provides a fitness room, laundry service and bike rental. Massage services are available.

Drive to Cai Be and take a boat cruise to the Cai Be area. You will have a chance to observe the lively activities of local merchants trading their produce from laden vessels. Visit a village where you will see some family run businesses that produce rice cake and rice paper. After eating lunch at a local house, proceed to Binh Hoa Phuoc islet for a sampan ride before disembarking at Vinh Long for your drive to Can Tho.
Overnight in Can Tho [Breakfast, Lunch]

Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch

Kim Tho Hotel

Offering city or river views, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, seating area, minibar and a flat-screen TV with cable channels. Rooms come with en suite bathroom that includes bathtub and free toiletries.

Enjoy a morning boat cruise to the Cai Rang Floating Market full of small boats and vessels that deliver goods from all parts of the Mekong Delta. You will have a chance to observe lively activities of merchants trading their produce as well as enjoying the seasonal fruit before proceeding to Chau Doc, a trading port near the Cambodian border. Upon arrival, enjoy a boat cruise to the Chau Giang fish farm - where fish are raised in cages beneath floating houses - as well as the Cham village.
Overnight in Chau Doc [Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

Chau Pho

Chau Pho Hotel is located at the centre of Chau Doc City which is among the prettiest 3-star hotels in Chau Doc City. Just 15 minutes drive from the hotel are tourist sites and historical/cultural sites such as Sam Mountain, Thaoi Ngoc Hau Tomb, Tay An Pagoda and Champa Village.

A half day cruise to Phnom Penh gives you a chance to appreciate the immensity of the Mekong River and to witness how locals live and work along the river. Arrive in Phnom Penh and check in to hotel. In the afternoon, you will visit some of the capital’s most impressive sites including the Silver Pagoda containing the Emerald Buddha statue, the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom, Phnom Penh’s oldest shrine. Ending the tour by having an-hour relaxing as you get pampered with a rejuvenating traditional Khmer massage at La Rose Spa.
Overnight in Phnom Penh [Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

Ohana Phnom Penh Palace Hotel

Property Location With a stay at Ohana Phnom Penh Palace Hotel, you'll be centrally located in Phnom Penh, steps from Kandal Market and Wat Ounalom. This family-friendly hotel is close to Royal Palace and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

After an early breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in. Afterwards, access Angkor Thom via the Southern Gate to explore the ancient city, and then proceed to visit the ruins at Bayon, Baphoun, Phimeanakas, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terrace and the Leper King Terrace. In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Angkor Wat where its extraordinary architecture offers an opportunity to experience a spectacular sunset over the monuments.
Overnight in Siem Reap [Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

Treasure Oasis Hotel

With a prime location in the heart of the city's central district, Treasure Oasis offers top class accommodation and exceptional dining options for visitors to Siem Reap.The colonial-style design and traditional Khmer ornaments enhance their guests' experience of the captivating architecture and showcase the refined culture of Cambodia.The hotel welcomes you to a secluded paradise, steeped in rich cultural tradition and filled with warm Khmer hospitality.

After breakfast, visit the graceful 11th century Temple of Shiva – Banteay Srei – and the Banteay Samre Temple. On the way back, swing by the Ta Prohm Temple which is mystically enveloped in the jungle.  In the afternoon, we drive to a local monastery, meet the resident monks and participate in a private spiritual blessing ceremony. Sit on the mat while the monks chant blessings and sprinkle holy water on you – a traditional way believed to pass on good luck from gods. Afterwards, a red sacred thread will be tied around your wrist as a symbol of luck and prosperity. Traditionally, this is also believed to protect you from evil spirits or accidents and is a memorable experience!
Overnight in Siem Reap [Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

Treasure Oasis Hotel

With a prime location in the heart of the city's central district, Treasure Oasis offers top class accommodation and exceptional dining options for visitors to Siem Reap.The colonial-style design and traditional Khmer ornaments enhance their guests' experience of the captivating architecture and showcase the refined culture of Cambodia.The hotel welcomes you to a secluded paradise, steeped in rich cultural tradition and filled with warm Khmer hospitality.

Free until transfer to the airport for departure flight.
[Breakfast]

Meals Included: Breakfast

INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICES ARE:

  • Vietnam visa approval number processing fee    
  • Accommodation & daily breakfast   
  • Transportation on tour in air-conditioned vehicles    
  • Local English speaking guides    
  • Entrance fees for all sight-seeing tours  as specified in the itinerary    
  •  Meals as specified in the itinerary    
  • Bottled water for sightseeing tours     
  • International air ticket reconfirmation

NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICES ARE:

  • Vietnam visa stamping fee     
  • Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Myanmar visa     
  • International airfares  
  • Beverages during included meals    
  • All personal expenses    
  • Personal insurance    
  • Gratuities for guide, driver, waiter/waitress, bell boy, boat crew etc.    
  • All other services not mentioned in the itinerary