Splendors Of Vietnam & Cambodia 17 Days
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Itinerary

This itinerary allows you to enjoy the most beautiful places in Vietnam from north to south as well as the best temples in Cambodia in good pacing.

  • Immerse yourself with the charming Hanoi – the millennium capital where street food is amazing
  • See the magnificent Halong Bay with an overnight experience on a cruise
  • Admire Hue – the last feudal capital of Vietnam where hundreds of aged-old temples, mausoleums, and palaces remain
  • Get lost in Hoi An – a town reminiscent of a hustling Asian trading port in the past
  • Visit Ho Chi Minh city – the biggest cultural hub in Vietnam with many interesting war remnants.
  • Explore Mekong – a fertile and peaceful river that harbors a unique civilization on water
  • Witness one of the world’s Seven Wonders– Angkor Wat, and many sculptured stone temples.

Day 01: HANOI ARRIVAL

Arrive at Noi Bai airport, you will be greeted by our guide and driver and transfer to your hotel in Hanoi. Check in and have a restful overnight stay at the hotel.

Meal: None
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Ho Guom Hanoi Vietnam

Day 02: HANOI CITY TOUR

This day-tour will take you to the most significant sites of Hanoi.

Firstly, you will visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex. Once where Ho Chi Minh – the great leader of Vietnam lived, it is now an insightful place for travelers who’re interested in his life and career. Afterward, you will stop by the Temple of Literature, the first university of Vietnam. Traveling a bit further from the city center, we come to the Ethnology Museum. The interesting artifacts and amazing visual artworks here will help you enjoyably learn more about 54 Vietnamese ethnic groups.

Back to the Old Quarter. you can choose to walk or have a ride on an electric bus through its narrow streets. The streets were named for their product or location and still bear such names nowadays, and then join a unique water puppet show that features the Viet folklore and culture.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Hanoi around

Day 03: HANOI - HALONG

At 08:00, you leave Hanoi for a cruise journey in Halong Bay.  Halong Bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth. You will visit an interesting fishing village to find fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you will enjoy cocktails or cooking classes while watching the sunset, before indulging in a lavish dinner onshore. Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, playing board games, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the night.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide onboard

Halong Bay tour

Day 04: HALONG - HANOI

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air, and breeze. After breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. The boat arrives at the harbor by 11.30 am. Your driver is waiting to take you back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide onboard

Halong-Bay- overview

Day 05: HANOI - HUE

Goodbye Hanoi, we fly to Hue in the morning. After check-in, enjoy your own leisure time before heading to the majestic Imperial City with many well-preserved royal monuments.  Relish Hue specialties for your today’s dinner.

Overnight in Hue.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Discovery-Hue

Day 06: HUE CITY TOUR

In the morning, we will cruise on the poetic Huong River to visit Thien Mu pagoda – one of the most ancient Buddhist places in Vietnam and Thuy Bieu village, where has a tranquil garden house, aged-old temples, and local incense making houses.

Your lunch today will be prepared by you with the help of our chef. After a delightful cooking class and lunch, unwind yourself with a herbal foot massage session.

The rest of the day includes a visit to the grandiose Tu Duc tomb and a brief stop at the incense making village. where you can take a lot of Instagram-worthy-photo.

Back to the hotel and overnight in Hue.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Visit Thien Mu Pagoda- Hue

Day 07: HUE - HOI AN

After the ancient city (Hue), here comes an ancient town – Hoi An.

After a rewarding drive through the scenic Ocean Clouds Mountain Pass (Hai Van pass) with a stop in Cham Museum and Marble in Danang, you will arrive in the Heritage Site  Hoi An ancient town. Check in the hotel and enjoy your leisure time.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

bicycle-tour-hoi-an

Day 08: HOI AN

Spend half of the day wandering through the picturesque streets of this 16th-century trading port, where the buildings remind us of Chinese, Japanese, French and Vietnamese architectural styles. You will visit a couple of fascinating sites such as the Chinese Embassy Halls, the Japanese Bridge, Phuc Kien Pagoda & Tan Ky House.

After dinner, you can spend your nighttime in Hoi An at your own pace. Make this your chance to witness the beautifully lit Hoi An lantern, take some photogenic shots, or simply enjoy the leisure atmosphere there.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

hoi-an-river-at-night

Day 09: HOI AN - DANANG- HO CHI MINH CITY

Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to HCMC.

After checking in and lunch, the journey continues in the afternoon with a visit to the War Museum and the Reunification Palace. The formal one keeps lots of fascinating photos and remnants from the war, the later was the workplace of the Southern President of Vietnam. Later, you will take a brief visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral and the old Post Office nearby.

Finally, you will stop at Ben Thanh market, where you can shop like a local.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Cho-Ben-Thanh-HCMC

Day 10: HO CHI MINH CITY - CAO DAI - CU CHI

This morning, we visit Cao Dai Temple, the relic site of Caodaism in Tay Ninh. Caodaism is a fusion religion of Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, and Christianity. Their temple is strange and colorful, and their midday service is interesting to observe.

After lunch, we continue to explore the complicated network of underground tunnels in Cu Chi. Cu Chi tunnels are surprisingly dug manually by Viet Cong soldiers, with the view to making it a secret military base. If you want to learn about the Vietnam war,  this destination is a not-t0-miss.

Overnight in HCMC

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Cu-Chi-tunnel

Day 11: HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA

Depart from HCMC to Mekong Delta, discover the lush beauty of the Mekong Delta on a cruise trip.

As part of the cruise itinerary, you will sail down narrow canals on a sampan boat to visit fruit orchards, paddy fields, and sleepy villages. You will also experience a floating market, where vendors display the delta’s bounty of fruits and vegetables on their boats. No matter how busy they are, they never forget to give you a happy smile.

Overnight on board.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide onboard

Visit-Mekong-Delta

Day 12: MEKONG DELTA - HO CHI MINH CITY

Breakfast on board, relish the peaceful vibe of Mekong Delta before heading back to HCMC. Spend the rest of the day exploring Saigon at your own pace.

Overnight in HCMC.

Meal: Breakfast
Tour guide: English speaking guide onboard

Sunset-in-Mekong-river

Day 13: HO CHI MINH CITY - PHNOM PENH

Breakfast in hotel, transfer to airport for flight to Phnom Penh and check in at the hotel.

Our Cambodia trip starts with a visit to the Royal Palace complex in Phnom Penh including the Silver Pagoda. The Silver Pagoda (Wat Preah Keo Morokat) displays priceless Buddhist and historical objects such as the Emerald Buddha. Its architecture is also super impressive with 5000 silver floor tiles. From there, we will take a cyclo ride to Wat Phnom, which is the city center Phnom Penh, also the tallest architecture in town.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Meal: Breakfast, Dinner
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Phnom-Penh-tour

Day 14: PHNOM PENH

Your new day begins with a visit to the National Museum’s collection of Khmer art, where over 5000 displayed objects will teach you about the beautiful culture of Khmer people. Then we will discover Phnom Penh’s Psar Toul Tom Pong. Known as the Russian Market, this is a great place to hunt for souvenirs, curios, and silks.

In the afternoon, we will learn about Cambodia’s bloody past under the Khmer Rouge regime by visiting the Toul Sleng Prison Museum and the Killing Fields of Choeung Ek.

After a long day of traveling, we will unwind on a cruise to watch the sunset on the Mekong River.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide


Day 15: PHNOM PENH - SIEMREAP

Goodbye Phnom Penh, we move to Siem Reap.

Since the flight is short, we have enough time to explore Ta Prohm, a holistic temple lost in the jungle. The enormous fig trees embracing themselves in the temple’s stone foundations of the structure is so stunning that Tomb Raider filmmakers make it their film set.

In the afternoon, we will explore Ton Le Sap lake, where there’s a whole community living on small boats and stilt houses.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Ta Prohm - Monks and Tree roots

Day 16: SIEMREAP

We will spend a full day exploring the wondrous Angkor Wat complex. From the colossal stone face in Angkor Thom’s South Gate to the richly decorated Bayon temple, this 210-hectare architectural masterpiece will shift you to the past when the once-mighty Khmer empire thrived.

In the afternoon, we will experience Tuk Tuk – a Cambodian style taxi service to travel around the suburb of Siem Reap, then visit the Artisan D’angkor workshop and a local old market.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
Tour guide: English speaking guide

Angkor-Wat-tour

Day 17: SIEMREAP

Breakfast at the hotel – Enjoy your last moment in Southeast Asia at leisure: strolling along Siem Reap street or shopping for souvenirs before your flight home. End of services.

Meal: None
Tour guide: None

Siem-reap-tour

Pricing

 

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2020 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $2,569 $2,379 $2,176 $2,098 $781
Deluxe $2,990 $2,800 $2,597 $2,520 $1,202
Luxury $3,391 $3,201 $2,998 $2,922 $1,604

 

ACCOMMODATION

 

Cities Hotel Category
Superior Deluxe Luxury
Hanoi Essence Palace
Deluxe room
The Lapis
Deluxe
The Oriental Jade
Oriental Emerald
Halong Bay Garden Bay Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Paloma Cruise
Deluxe cabin
Indochine Cruise
Junior Suite
Hue Alba Spa
Deluxe room
Eldora
Deluxe room
Indochine Palace
Palace Deluxe room
Hoi An Vinh Hung Emerald
Deluxe
Central Boutique Hoian
Deluxe
Almanity Resort
My Spirit Superior
Ho Chi Minh Sannouva
Deluxe room
Liberty Central Saigon Citypoint
Deluxe
Nikko Hotel
Deluxe
Mekong Delta Mekong Eyes Cruise Bassac Cruise Song Xanh Sampan
Phnom Penh King Grand Boutique
Deluxe room
Harmony Hotel
Deluxe
Palace Gate
Royal Deluxe
Siemreap Central Boutique
Boutique
Saem SiemReap
Deluxe 
Somadevi Angkor Boutique
Executive Deluxe

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • All private transfer and transportation
  • Accommodation shared in Twin/Double room with daily breakfast
  • Experienced local English speaking guide
  • Domestic Flights Hanoi – Hue, Danang – HCMC
  • International flight HCMC – Phnom Penh – Siemreap
  • Boat trips as itinerary
  • Meals as indicated
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • Cooking class in Hue
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa (Single entry)
  • Services charges and government tax

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • International flights & departures taxes
  • Beverage
  • Travel insurance
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Vietnam visa stamping fees & Cambodia visa
  • Others not mentioned above
  • Compulsory dinner at hotel and peak season surcharges

Note:

* Check in time: 02.00pm – Check out time: 12.00pm

* Price is based on minimum 2 people sharing 1 double/ twin room. Single supplement is surcharged when one person occupy one room.

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