Vietnam & Cambodia Family Holiday 15 Days
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Itinerary

This Vietnam and Cambodia family tour will bring you a journey filled with culture, history, and breathtaking landscapes. This comprehensive Vietnam and Cambodia itinerary over 15 days is designed to give you an authentic experience across these two beautiful countries. The tour covers all the major highlights and you can still explore the local life while keeping the pace comfortable and enjoyable.

Here is our suggested itinerary you can use as inspiration. You can tailor-made your dream family holiday with us by sharing your travel preferences and we’ll create a customized tour to match your style. If you are looking for more ideas, check out our holiday packages including Vietnam.

Highlights

  • Show off the major beauties and cultural highlights of  North and Central Vietnam & Cambodia in two weeks
  • Relax on board while cruising through Halong Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • View the stunning landscapes of Sapa and its vicinity areas with locally interacted treks.
  • Let your kids learn more about the historic Imperial Citadel and other ancient monuments in Hue
  • Get lost in the amazing but reminiscent Hoi An town has to offer.
  • Marvel at the magnificent Angkor Wat and wander around its legendary ruins.

Day 01: Hanoi Arrival

Welcome to Vietnam! Your family will be greeted by our tour guide upon arrival in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, which celebrated its 1000-year anniversary in 2010.

We’ll arrive at Hanoi Old Quarter. With its emphasis on the arts and learning, local law stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature.

Check in your hotel then you’ll have a restful overnight in Hanoi.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: NA

local life in Hanoi

Day 02: Hanoi - Halong

Day two of your Vietnam and Cambodia family tour takes you from the bustling city of Hanoi to the tranquil, picturesque waters of Halong Bay.

After breakfast, you will leave Hanoi for Halong Bay in about a 2.5-hour drive and board a cruise, enjoying lunch while cruising through the bay. The magical bay is home to thousands of limestone islands rising from the waves like dragons’ teeth.

Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with the opportunity to interact with 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 stunning sunset in the middle of Wonder of the World. This serene experience is a highlight of any Vietnam holiday.

A lavish dinner onshore will be served after a long day.

Afterward, you can choose to do anything from joining movie night, gathering your group/family for a board game, or relaxing at the beauty spa before retiring for the night.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide on board
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Halong cruise itinerary

Day 03: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night train to Sapa

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves, fresh air, and a breeze to welcome the new day.

After breakfast, we are going to visit a beautiful limestone grotto to immerse in the incredible Nature Gift that was given to Halong Bay.

Then walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Ha Long Bay while cruising back to the dock.

The boat arrives at the harbor by around 11.30 am and your driver is waiting to take you back to Hanoi.

After reaching Hanoi in the afternoon, let’s enjoy some free time offered for dinner (on your own decision and expenses) before heading to Lao Cai – Sapa by night train.

We’ll spend overnight on the train.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide on board

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

kayaking through cave on halong bay

Day 04: Sapa – Lao chai – Ta van

Arrive at Lao Cai train station at around 6 a.m. The driver will pick you up and transfer 1 hour to the hotel in Sapa. Sapa, located in the mountainous region of Vietnam, is renowned for its breathtaking landscapes, vibrant ethnic culture, and terraced rice fields.

You’ll have breakfast in the hotel before exploring the Sapa daily wet market

After that, we’ll set out on our 3-4 hour trek down to Muong Hoa Valley, and travel through the villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van, home to H’mong, and Dzay people. Amazing views from the walk with touching fantastic local experiences to explore the daily life of ethnic minorities on the way make your memories here.

Lunch is along the way at a local restaurant.

Back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you back to Sapa town. The rest of the day is free time at your leisure. Don’t forget to savor Sapa’s cuisine at night markets and buy for yourself some souvenirs!We spend all night in Sapa.

This day promises to be a memorable highlight of your Vietnam and Cambodia family tour with a perfect blend of nature, culture, and adventure.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 05: Sapa – Ma Tra – Ta Phin – Night train to Hanoi

After having breakfast at your hotel, this morning is your free time to explore Sapa town.

At noon, check out your hotel then take a car ride 5 km to the North East of Sapa. From here, take off the car to visit Matra village of the Hmong people.

After trekking through Ma Tra village, we continue to trek through the mountain and reach Ta Phin village – a handy craft traditional village of 2 different minorities: the Red Dzao and the Black H’mong. The Ta Phin village is surrounded by mountains and the landscapes are beautiful.

*If today is Tuesday, Thursday, Sat, or Sunday, we will recommend you visit some of the most beautiful markets to explore the hidden gems in North West Vietnam. The colorful local clothes with a crowded atmosphere will absolutely make your trip!

After finishing the trekking tour in Sapa today, we are back to the main road where your vehicle is waiting to take you to Lao Cai to catch the night train back to Hanoi. Overnight on the train.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery 15 days

Day 06: Hanoi half day city tour – Airport – flight to Hue

Our tour guide picks you up from the station and brings you to have breakfast.

After that, the half-day City Tour will take you around Hanoi’s highlight sites including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his stilt house, Presidential Palace, and the One Pillar Pagoda.

You also have the chance to visit the historic University – The Temple of Literature, which dates back to the 11th century; and learn about Buddhist practices in a serene lakeside pagoda.

The next spot is the Vietnamese Women’s Museum where you can learn and understand the traditional culture, marriage customs, childbirth and family life, traditional women’s clothing, and the role of women in the defense of the nation.

*Note:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum closes every Monday and Friday.
  • Remember to wear clothes that are over your knee and cover your shoulder when visiting the Ho Chi Minh complex or the pagoda

After the tour, our driver will pick you up to get to the airport for your flight to Hue – A charming and tranquil city in Central Vietnam, which offers you various experiences to immerse in Royal Vietnamese culture.

You are welcome by our local driver in Hue and transfer to the hotel. Check-in hotel and some leisure time

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast


Day 07: Hue full day city tour

Breakfast will be served in the hotel and you’ll meet up with our local guide again to start a day exploring the charms of the Citadel in this former Imperial City with many well-preserved royal monuments in Hue.

Then we’ll board a dragon boat to cruise along the Huong River. Stop at Thien Mu Pagoda to pay tribute to the most ancient Buddhist symbol of Hue.

After lunch in a local restaurant, we continue to visit the famous Tu Duc’s tomb and the bustling but charming Dong Ba Market. Don’t miss your chance to

Overnight in Hue.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 08: Hue – Danang – Hoi An

Followed by the ancient citadel is an ancient town – Hoi An. After a rewarding drive through the scenic Ocean Clouds Mountain Pass (Hai Van pass) with a stop at Cham Museum and Marble Mountain in Da Nang, you will arrive at the well-known Hoi An ancient town.

Lunch will be served in a local restaurant then check-in hotel and leisure time.

In the afternoon we take a walking tour into the Old Quarter to visit Hoi An’s Attractions:

  • Chinese Embassy Halls: Rich cultural exchange between China and Vietnam showcased through intricate architecture.
  • Japanese Covered Bridge: Iconic symbol blending Japanese and Vietnamese architectural elements.
  • Phuc Kien Pagoda: Serene religious site with intricate woodwork and vibrant decorations.
  • Tan Ky House: Well-preserved merchant house showcasing Hoi An’s trading history.

After finishing visiting, early evening will be your free time for shopping or relaxing. Overnight in Hoi An.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Follow by the ancient citadel is an ancient town – Hoi An.

Day 09: Hoi An – My Son Half day tour

After breakfast, you take the half-day private tour to My Son – the sanctuary of Cham culture. You will walk into the ruins of ancient My Son holy land to recall the Champa people’s glory days dating from the 4th to the 13th century.

Afternoon, balance your leisure time between lounging at the beach or happily emptying your wallet while browsing the world of handicrafts and souvenirs that Hoian has to offer, or simply stroll along the riverside to get a feel for the olden days of the busy Faifo merchant port.

Spend overnight in Hoi An.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast


Day 10: Hoi An Full free day

Today is your free leisure day in Hoi An. Let’s step off the beaten path to immerse yourself in the charm of this Ancient Town:

  • You can wake up early to stroll around and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese Coffee, and witness the slow life of locals passing by.
  • Experience a Vietnamese family-run Cooking Class to learn how to cook and savor delicious cuisines (You can mention us before and we will arrange the host for you)
  • Enjoy a home-hosted lunch with truly farming locals
  • Chill out at An Bang Beach

Above are just some of the activities that we suggest for you to escape the tourist trap. For more details, please tell your travel references to our travel specialists, our team always listens to you!

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast

Today is your free leisure day in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi An half free day – Danang Airport – flight to Siem Reap

After a late breakfast, you are free for last-minute shopping or wait until transfer time to the airport for your departure flight from Danang Airport to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival at Siem Reap Airport, you will be picked up by our local driver and tour guide.

Then, we head to the central town for your hotel. The rest of the day is your free time. Overnight in Siem Reap

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meals: Breakfast


Day 12: Siem Reap – Rolous – Ta Prohm – Dinner with Apsara Dancing Show

This morning after breakfast, get your first close glimpse of Angkor today at the early temples of the Roluos Group – dated from the 8th and 9th centuries and consisting of three main temples Bakong, Lolei, and PreahKo.

Here you will also experience the local tradition Blessing ceremony for health and peace.

In the afternoon, visit Ta Prohm, built in the mid-12th to early 13th centuries. Ta Prohm has made Cambodia more famous after the movie Tomb Raider with huge trees growing over the temples creating an incredible scene.

Continue to visit Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, and Pre Rup. This promise is a captivating journey into Cambodia’s ancient Khmer civilization, where you’ll be enchanted by the intricate stone temples, peaceful courtyards, and breathtaking sunsets.

In the evening, you will have the chance to enjoy an Apsara dancing dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner with Show

Day 12 Ta prohm

Day 13: Siem Reap – Beng Mealea – Tonle Sap Lake

This morning we’ll visit the quiet temple of Beng Mealea – an off-the-beaten-path temple 65 km from Siem Reap. You’ll feel like an intrepid explorer as you discover its overgrown and atmospheric ruins.

Picnic lunch on the way.

In the afternoon, embark on a boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake – the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, covering 250,000 hectares in the dry season. In the monsoon season, the Mekong river forces the Tonle Sap River to reverse its flow northwards back to the lake, spreading over the surrounding flood plain.

You will visit Kompong Phluck, passing floating houses and impressive flooded forests and have a glimpse of local’s lives on the water.

*Note: From March to June, this route will be replaced by visiting the Chong Kneas floating village due to the dry season

Experience an overnight stay in Siem Reap, where you can relax and reflect on the day’s adventures.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

boat tour watching stilt house on tonle sap lake

Day 14: Siem Reap – Angkor Thom – Angkor Wat – Siem Reap

Today you will visit the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Within, you’ll come to visit:

  • The impressive Bayon Temple: is famous for its numerous stone faces and intricate bas-reliefs.
  • Discover the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King, each showcasing unique architectural and artistic features.

This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares.

Have lunch at Selantra Restaurant.

In the afternoon, visit the magnificent Angkor Wat Temple – built during the 12th century and the symbol of Cambodia. Marvel at its grandeur and intricate details as you explore the vast complex.

Return to Siem Reap for an overnight stay, where you can unwind and reflect on the remarkable ancient wonders you’ve witnessed.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 15: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Departure

Start your morning by visiting the enchanting temple of Banteay Srei, often referred to as the “Citadel of the Women.” Marvel at its intricate carvings and delicate pink sandstone, which make it one of the best-preserved temples in Cambodia.

Explore this small but breathtaking temple that showcases some of the most exquisite examples of classical Khmer art.

After visiting is the end of your itinerary in Siem Reap. Take this time to reflect on the incredible historical and cultural experiences you’ve had throughout your journey in Cambodia.

Tour guide: English Speaking Guide
Meal: Breakfast

Day 15

Pricing

Category Price valid from Jan 1st – Dec 31th, 2023 (per person in US dollar)
2 people 3 – 4 people 5 – 6 people 7 – 8 people Single supplement
Superior $2387 $2142.5 $1912 $1843 $585
Deluxe $2593.5 $2356 $2129 $2054 $800
Luxury $3019 $2759 $2534 $2460 $1206

 

ACCOMMODATION

Cities Hotel Category
Superior  Deluxe Luxury 
Hanoi Hanoi Brilliant Hotel
Deluxe room
The Lapis
Deluxe room
Oriental Jade
Oriental Emerald
Ha Long Garden Bay Premium
Deluxe
Lily Cruise
Deluxe
Indochine Cruise
Junior Suite
Sapa My Boutique Hotel
Deluxe room
Aliana Boutique Sapa
Deluxe Window
Silk path
Classic
Hue Alba Spa
Deluxe
Eldora
Deluxe city view
Indochine Palace
Palace deluxe
Hoi An Mulberry Collection Silk Village
Deluxe Room
Central Boutique Hoian
Deluxe Room
Almanity
My Spirit (superior)
Siem Reap Hari Residence
Deluxe room
Saem Siemreap Hotel
Deluxe
Borei Angkor
Landmark

Include & Exclude

TRIP INCLUSIVE

  • Accommodations base on twin sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer with air-conditioned van for airport pick up/drop off
  • English speaking guide
  • Bottle of water and cold towel daily on the private van
  • Regional and experienced English speaking guides
  • Meals as indicated (without beverage)
  • All entrance and sightseeing fees.
  • 2D1N trip in Ha Long Bay
  • Over-night train tickets: Hanoi Station – Lao Cai Station (02 ways)
  • Complimentary Approval document for Vietnam visa
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Domestic flight from Hanoi – Hue
  • International flight from Danang – Siem Reap
  • Dragon Boat Trip on Perfume River
  • Local boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake
  • Dinner with Apsara Dancing Show in Siem Reap

TRIP EXCLUSIVE

  • Travel insurances
  • Drink and meals not mentioned in Inclusive column
  • Personal tipping and gratuities
  • International flight ticket
  • Vietnam Visa

Note:

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

* Special offer in Low Season from May 1st – Sept 30th is applied. Please contact us for more details.

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

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