Wonders of Vietnam Cambodia

16days -> Hanoi -> Halong Bay -> Da Nang -> Hoi An -> Ho Chi Minh -> Mekong Delta -> Phnom Penh -> Siem Reap

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Overview

On this discovery, the traditions and nature beauty are calling you: explore the hustle and bustle Hanoi traffic by funny cyclo trip, biking to rural village and boating to Water Coconut Forest in Hoi An and have an exceptional discover the beauty of Halong Bay by kayaking, visiting caves, swimming. etc.

Additionally, the precise tour will take you to the must-see sites you cannot miss when in Cambodia and Vietnam: Incredible Angkor Wat, exciting Water Puppet Show, quaint Hoi An town or local food. From the cultural landmarks to the splendid nature

This tour will give you the once of a life time discovery in the charming Indochina Region with an affordable price you cannot miss!

Itinerary Summary

By Day Destinations Activities Meals
Day 1 Fly to Hanoi
Day 2 Hanoi Sightseeing Breakfast, Lunch
Day 3 Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu Trang An - Mua Cave Breakfast, lunch
Day 4 Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5 Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi Breakfast, Lunch
Day 6 Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An Breakfast
Day 7 Hoi An - Cycling to Tra Que Village Breakfast, Light Lunch
Day 8 Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary Breakfast
Day 9 Hoi An - Da Nang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh Breakfast
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnel Breakfast, Lunch
Day 11 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Excursion Breakfast, Lunch
Day 12 Ho Chi Minh - Fly to Phnom Penh - Half Day City Tour Breakfast, Dinner
Day 13 Phnom Penh City Tour - Fly to Siem Reap Breakfast, Dinner
Day 14 Banteay Srei & Beng Mealea Temples Breakfast, lunch
Day 15 Angkor Wat Sunrise & Angkor Temples Breakfast, lunch
Day 16 Tonle Sap lake - Siem Reap Departure Breakfast

Full itinerary

Day 1

Fly to Hanoi

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Upon arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, either Domestic or International arrival, after clearing all customs procedures, please proceed to exit gate and look for your guide who will be waiting at the lobby, holding the Your Vietnam Travel's signboard with your name on it.

Meals:

Day 2

Hanoi Sightseeing

8.00 Sightseeing today includes explore Vietnam’s charming capital. With its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas, start a Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and stilt house), the Presidential Palace, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Temple of Literature; West Lake including the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda; and one of the city’s museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). End the day’s explorations enjoy a traditional water puppet show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Hanoi - Ninh Binh - Hoa Lu Trang An - Mua Cave

07.00 – 07.30: Our guide will meet you at your hotel and start 110km modern Bus-journey through verdant landscape of country side. Short-brake en route.

10.45: Visit Hoa Lu Ancient Citadel with Dinh King Temple and Le King Temple dating back to the 17th Century.

12.00: Enjoy the lunch at our restaurant with the great local cuisines.

13.30: Leave for the Trang An Grottoes, an out-standing natural beauty of majestic limestone massif at 20 square kilometer rise dramatically out from rice paddy fields. Deep into the linked chains of towering mountain are pristine places of mystical valleys, numerous fresh water ponds, and jungle.

Embark on a traditional sampan gently roweddown the exquisite river through numerous  caves: Lam Cave, Vang Cave, Dai Cave, Thanh Truot Cave,...and Cao Sơn Temple, Suoi Tien Temple, Vu Lam Temple…

15.30: Arrive Mua Cave and start an amazing trek up to the top of Ngoa Long mountain for watching the spectacular rice valley with specious view of the nature.

17.15: Return to our bus and then come back to Ha Noi

19.30: Drop you off at your hotel.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 4

Hanoi - Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Overnight on Cruise

Our guide and shuttle bus will pick you up at lobby of hotel at 8.00 and start journey east to Halong Bay, through picturesque rice-farming villages of the Red River Delta, where we see every day Vietnamese village life. On arrival, we board a beautiful traditional junk and spend a full day and night cruising the bay’s 3000 magnificent limestone islets. In the evening when the boat is anchored in the middle of the stunning lagoon, we enjoy a wonderful seafood meal and later there is opportunity for an evening swim from the side of the boat. Spend the night on our luxurious boat

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5

Halong Bay/ Lan Ha Bay - Hanoi

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong. Have brunch on board the boat before returning to Halong pier to get back Hanoi. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Hanoi - Fly to Da Nang - Hoi An

Morning flight to Da Nang, Upon arrival, transfer to hotel in Hoi An for check in.

Today, it is time for you to explore art and handicraft galleries, try on clothes tailor-made, relax at the riverside restaurants or take the short journey to the nearby beach. Overnight in Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast

Day 7

Hoi An - Cycling to Tra Que

08.00AM, start cycling into the countryside to the small farming community of Tra Que Vegetable Village. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and see the farmers at work, later learn to make vietnamese spring roll and free on foot massage by herbs. Transfer back to Hoi An. It is time for you to explore art and handicraft galleries, try on clothes tailor-made, relax at the riverside restaurants or take the short journey to the nearby beach. Overnight in Hoi An. 

Meals: Breakfast, Light Lunch

Day 8

Hoi An - My Son Sanctuary

My Son Sanctuary, situated around 50km away from Hoi An, is another Cultural Heritage site recognized by UNESCO in 1999 with 32 epitaphs and 71 monuments. The unique Hindu sanctuary is the perfectly ideal destination for those who want to learn everything about the Champa Ancient Kingdom including the history, culture, and architecture.

This morning (afternoon), you will set out on a drive to the southwest of Hoi An to My Son Sanctuary for a My Son half day tour. This is where the Cham culture in Central Vietnam started in the 4th century, declined in the 13th century, and ceased to exist in the 15th century. The once capital of the Champa Kingdom dedicated to the worship of the god Shiva is now a cluster of partially ruined and heavily damaged Hindu temples, with only 20 left, due to age and bombing during the Vietnam War. This unique and majestic sanctuary stands as a witness to a glorious bygone era of the once-thriving Cham culture

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Meals: Breakfast

Day 9

Hoi An - Fly to Ho Chi Minh

Free at leisure until transfer to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival Ho Chi Minh, you will be welcomed by our tour guide/ driver and transfer to hotel for check in. Free & easy in your own way. 

Meals: Breakfast

Day 10

Ho Chi Minh Sightseeing - Cu Chi Tunnel

Breakfast at hotel, after picked up at 8.00AM, you will take a short sight-seeing: visit Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the War Remnants Museum. Then, a half-day excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250km, from Saigon to the Cambodian border, and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving you a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S.-Vietnam War must have been like. Return Ho Chi Minh late afternoon and free leisure in your own way. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11

Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta Excursion

Pick up you at hotel at 8am. We will then depart for My Tho, where we will take a boat ride along the river. View the stilt houses and the fruit plantation along the river bank as we approach the My Tho fishing village – a floating fish farm. Proceed to Tortoise Island and have lunch in the orchard. Enjoy a boat ride through Tan Thach natural canal in Ben Tre, cruising under the shadow of the water coconut trees. Next we visit a family business that epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Enjoy a row boat ride along the creeks. After trekking through the fruit plantation, return to the village. The full day of activity will conclude with a relaxing drive back to Ho Chi Minh and overnight in Ho Chi Minh. 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 12

Ho Chi Minh - Fly to Phnom Penh - Half Day City Tour

Morning flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel for check-in or dropping off your luggage (Early check-in is NOT included & subject to the hotel’s availability). Set out on a city tour to visit the Royal Place built in 1866 by King Norodom; Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5,000 silver tiles and located within the Royal Palace compound, National Museum, and visit Tuol Sleng Museum, a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime. Small cruise boats will take you out onto the river from a different perspective. Witness the sunset over the Royal Palace and the Mekong River; enjoy a leisurely cruise with soft drinks, local beer, and BBQ dinner; take in the sights along the river bank including many local Cambodian families and friends socializing. Cruise back to the port and transfer back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 13

Phnom Penh City Tour - Fly to Siem Reap

Early morning, we will experience the Cyclo Riding “Cyclo: Dating back to French Indochina, the three-wheeled bicycle taxi has been a mode of transportation in the Kingdom for the past 80 years. Once a utilitarian mode of transport, it was a means of getting around Phnom Penh, whereby the driver pedals behind the passenger who is comfortably seated in front in a slow-slung seat between two wheels “Cyclo”.

This morning at 06:30 am; we will start by Cyclo riding from your hotel to Orussei Market. To explore the backstreets and local markets of the Orussei area as you journey through Penh’s vibrant street food scene and experience a gastronomic explosion of flavors, textures, and aromas on this meticulously crafted street food walking tour. You will have a chance to take pictures of the daily activities of the locals have coffee, and breakfast in small alleys as much as you can, and try one breakfast with them (one ball of noodle soup or one steam rice with grilled pork/chicken + one drink). Ride the cycle back to your hotel for check-out and transfer to the airport to take a short flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, meets the local guide in Siem Reap and transfer you to the hotel in Siem Reap for check-in. Late afternoon, the small motorbike (scooter) with drivers and guide are waiting for you at the hotel lobby, then ride you around the small town of Siem Reap, then ride further to the countryside to see the daily activities of villagers working in the rice field, vegetable gardens and farm fields. Stop at one of the local houses, greetings by the host and it is where we stop for doing village cooking class and having dinner with this family. Ride back to Siem Reap overnight.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Day 14

Banteay Srei & Beng Mealea Temples

Breakfast at the hotel. Depart for Banteay Srei temple this morning. This red sandstone temple is one of Angkor’s most significant structures as its walls are decorated with elaborate carvings which have been preserved remarkably well. They provide an excellent into the Angkor civilization and their beliefs. It was built in the 10th century and was dedicated to the Hindu god – Shiva. Continue on a pleasant drive through the countryside to Beng Mealea, a sprawling jungle temple constructed in a distinctly Angkor Wat style by King Jayavarman II in the early 12th century. It preceded and may have served as a prototype for Angkor Wat. Contrary to Angkor, few carvings or bas-reliefs are evident. Today the temple is largely overrun by vegetation and the stone walls are crumbling which adds to its charm in a unique way. Accessibility has improved as elevated walkways have been set up throughout most of the temple, although to see all corners does require a sense of adventure as you will need to climb over stone blocks or walk through narrow passageways. Enjoy a picnic lunch in the shady surrounds of the temple before transferring back to Siem Reap for 1.5 hours. (It is advisable to wear sturdy, walking shoes with a decent grip)

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 15

Angkor Wat Sunrise & Angkor Temples

Early morning at about 5.00 am, you will be transferred to visit sunrise at Angkor Wat – After sunrise, we continue to visit Angkor Wat, one of the modern wonders of the world. Be amazed by the sheer size of the temple and learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries, around the time when Angkor Wat was built. Stroll through the intricately carved hallways that show hundreds of fine carvings and discover small shrines still in use today by the local people. 08.00 am, return to the hotel for breakfast. After breakfast, visit Angkor Thom, the ancient royal city of the Khmer Empire with its centerpiece; the Bayon temple. As you approach, you will notice the enigmatic faces of former King Jayavarman VII looking in every direction. Your guide will take you to the Terrace of the Elephants, which served as a platform from where the King could welcome back his victorious army, and the Terrace of the Leper King, which holds detailed carvings winding along a narrow passageway that leads to the Baphuon complex. Enjoy the homemade lunch at the local house, then continue to visit Neak Pean, East Mebon temples, and end the day with Ta Prohm temple. This beautiful temple is overgrown with fig trees, giving a haunting yet exotic atmosphere. The magnificent roots of the trees have merged over the centuries with the temple’s huge stone blocks, emphasizing a ‘forgotten city’ feeling.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch

Day 16

Tonle Sap lake - Siem Reap Departure

Drive about 45-minutes to the countryside, stopping en route to visit a local village. Arrive at the quay and board a local boat for a 1.5-hour ride on the Tonle Sap Lake (Mychreay Floating Village), also known as the Great Lake of Cambodia. Find out how communities live and work on the lake; see the floating schools, markets, and police stations, among others; observe their daily lives. Drive back to Siem Reap, and visit the old market and artisans Dángkor before transferring to the airport for departure

Meals: Breakfast

Trip Notes

Inclusions

  • All transfer and quality air-conditioned vehicles
  • Accommodation at 3,4,5 star Hotel/ Cruise selected including daily breakfast with twin/ double room 
  • Tours with local English Speaking Guide/ Other language is available on your request
  • Meals as mentioned in the program (Breakfast: B ; Lunch: L ; Dinner: D)
  • Airport transfer at destination
  • Cooking class
  • Kayaking
  • Sunset party/ welcome drink 
  • Boat trip Mekong Delta/ Tonle Sap
  • Entrance fee for all destinations as Tour Itinerary indicated
  • Bottle of water available on coach ( 2 bottle/pax/day)

Exclusions

  • Domestic & International airfare 
  • Drinks and other meals do not indicate in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • Vietnam visa, Cambodia Visa
  • Personal expenses (telephone, shopping...)
  • Tipping/ Gratuities
  • Single Supplement
  • Any additional expenses caused by reasons beyond our control such as natural calamities (typhoon, floods), flight delays rescheduling or cancellations, any accidents, medical evacuations, riots, strikes etc.
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Accommodation

Destinations 3 star 4 star 5 star
Hanoi

Bella Rose Suite

Tirant Hotel

Melia Hotel

Halong Bay

Le Journey Cruise

Aclass Stella Cruise

Athena Cruise

Hoi An

Zen Boutique Hotel

Laluna Hotel

Palm Garden Resort

Ho Chi Minh

Lotus Hotel

Grand Silverland Hotel

Majestic Hotel

Siem Reap

Amber Angkor Villa

Tara Angkor Hotel

Borei Angkor

Phnom Penh

Lavanya Boutique

Tribe Hotel

Palace Gate Resort

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