Highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia – 15 days

With 3 day of cruise, you will go further to see the magnificent Halong Bay. Visit Hue and learn more about Vietnam history. Enjoy peaceful time in Hoi An where you see the ancient town. Head to the south and explore Cu Chi tunnel became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. Come to see the ordinary life of Southern Vietnamese people on Mekong river before taking a boat trip to Cambodia. Admire the greatest temples which Cambodia is famous for.
  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY

Day 1 – Hanoi: Arrival at airport in Hanoi. Transfer to hotel. Check-in at hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time. Stay overnight in Hanoi. –
Day 2 – Hanoi: Hanoi city tour. Visit some famous places in Hanoi includeing Ho Chi Minh Complex, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and enjoy 1 hour of cyclo tour around the Old Quarter of Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi. B,L
Day 3 – Halong bay: Breakfast at hotel then transfer to Halong bay. Cruise through thousand of islands and islets in Halong bay. Visit famous attractions in Halong bay. Overnight on boat. B,L,D
Day 4 – Halong bay: Visit pearl farm village, relax and join many activities on Cat Ba island and Nam Cat island. Overnight in Bungalow on Nam Cat island. B,L,D
Day 5 – Halong bay: Morning, breakfast on board. Continue cruising through many island and islet to explore the hidden charm of the bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. Transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Overnight at hotel in Hue. B,L
Day 6 – Hue: Hue city tour. Visit most famous place in the city. Transfer to Hoi An. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An. B,L
Day 7 – Hoi An: Hoi An city tour and visit My Son Sanctuary. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An. B,L
Day 8 – Ho Chi Minh: Morning, your leisure in Hoi An. Afternoon, flight to Ho Chi Minh. Evening, dinner and enjoy a performance of Vietnamese traditional music on Bon Sai Restaurant Cruise. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. B,D
Day 9 – Ho Chi Minh: Morning, visit the most famous places in Ho Chi Minh. Afternoon, leave Ho Chi Minh for Cu Chi and explore Cu Chi tunnel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. B,L
Day 10 – Mekong delta: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta. Heading to Ben Tre. Boat trip to handicraft village and much more. Overnight in Can Tho. B,L
Day 11 – Mekong delta: Explore Mekong delta. Visit floating markets. Overnight in Chau Doc. B,L
Day 12 – Phnom Penh: Speed boat from Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. After a refrestment, visit Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. Overnight in Phnom Penh. B,L
Day 13 – Siem Reap: Morning, transfer to Siem Reap. Afternoon, visit visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Continue your visit to Preah Khan temple. Overnight in Siem Reap. B,L
Day 14 – Siem Reap: Morning, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. Afternoon, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. Overnight in Siem Reap. B,L
Day 15 – Siem Reap: Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake for sightseeing. After then, transfer to airport for your departure flight home. B,L

OPTION
Hotel grade
Deluxe
3 star
Luxury
4 & 5 star
Group tour* 1599 2199
Private tour** 1999 2699

*Group tour: This option incluses group tour in Vietnam, private tour in Cambodia.

**Private tour: Whole the tour is private.

TOUR PRICE INCLUDES:

Domestic flights.
Hotels and accommodations as per itinerary.
Transfer and transport as per itinerary.
Halong bay: Kayakking – safe, clean and nice.
Halong bay: Room on boat with Air-conditioner.
Meals mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
English speaking guide.
Entrance and sightseeing fees.

EXCLUDES:

Drinks.
Tips
Personal expenses.

DAY 1: Arrival in Hanoi.
Pick you up at the airport then transfer to hotel in Old Quarter of Hanoi for your accommodation. The rest of the day is free at leisure. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 2: Hanoi – City tour (B,L)
After having breakfast the tour guide and shuttle bus will arrive to pick up you to join Hanoi city tour at 8.30am. You will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Have lunch at local restaurants. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple.

An hours cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to experience ordinary life in Hanoi. At 18.00, back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 3: Hanoi – Hon Gai Harbor – Bai Tu Long – Cap La (B,L,D)

07.45 – 08.15 : Pick up at your hotel in Ha Noi by shuttle bus.

12.00 – 12.30 : Embark at Hon Gai International harbor.

12.30 – 13.00 : Check-in, enjoy welcome drink & cruise briefing.

13.30 – 15.00 : Have lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay; admire the fascinating formations.

15.00 – 16.30 : Cruise to Cap La.

16.30 – 17.30 : Enjoy paddling around Cap La fishing village by kayak.

17.45 – 19.00 : Back to junk for swimming or relaxing.

19.00 – 21.00 : Have dinner and overnight on board in Cong Do.

DAY 4: CapLa – Cong Dam – Thien Canh Son Cave (B,L,D)

07.30 – 08.00 : Morning view of Bay’s landscape with a cup of tea or coffee. Have breakfast in the fresh air.

08.30 – 09.00 : Start cruising to Cong Dam while discovering geological values of Bai Tu Long Bay.

09.00 – 11.00 : Enjoy kayaking through the hidden lagoons and geological park in Cong Dam. Go swimming in the crystal water.

11.30 – 14.00 : Back to junk for lunch and relaxing.

14.00 – 19.00 : Cruise to Hon Co Island for swimming or kayaking to discover the stunning scenery of the Bay.

19.00 – 21.00 : Explore the well- hidden and have a deluxe dinner in Thien Canh Son cave. Overnight in Cong Do area.

Dinner and overnight in the bungalow on Nam Cat island.

DAY 5: Cong Do – Vung Vieng – Hon Gai Harbor – Hue (B,L)

08.00 – 08.30 : Enjoy fresh air & gentle breeze of the bay in morning. Have breakfast on board.

08.30 – 09.30 : Visit Vung Vieng fishing village by a rustic row-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and fish farms.

10.00 : Check out of the cabin. Start cruising towards the harbor while an A la carte lunch is served.

11.45 – 12.00 : Disembark and transfer back to Hanoi. Transfer straight to airport for flight to Hue.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hue.

DAY 6: Hue – City tour (B,L)
At 08.00, Our guide and driver pick you up at your hotel to discover Hue. We visit is Emperor Minh Mang’s Mausoleum, Emperor Khai Dinh’s Mausoleum. Enjoy a Performance of Vo Kinh Van An – a Vietnam Traditional Kungfu. Continue our visit to Emperor Tu Duc’s Mausoleum. Stop on the way to see how conical hats and incense sticks are made. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty and the seven – storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River and do not miss the sunset on the river. You will come back your hotel at 17.30pm to pick up your luguage. Transfer to Hoi An.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 7: Hoi An – Visit My Son Sanctuary and city tour (B,L)
Morning, at 8.00, Our guide picks you up at hotel and leave Hoi An for visiting My Son Holly Land – the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty. Here you can have more chance to explore and understand of technique of Old Cham people in making red bricks to build Tower which still now a secret to everyone, you can see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. It also surprises for those who are curious with architectural art. In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Moreover, you have chance to enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their colorful uniforms.

Afternoon, we will discover the city of Hoi An by foot. The historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries is now a beautiful city that can’t be missed while touring the South East Asian region. While walking through the city, we will visit Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market, Tan Ky Old House, Fu Jian Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Travelers can also see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

DAY 8: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh (B,D)
Morning, your leisure time to go around Hoi An for sight-seeing and shopping.

Afternoon, transfer to Danang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh. Transfer to hotel. Checkin the room and take a rest before go out for street exploring and shopping in Ho Chi Minh.

Evening, enjoy your dinner on Bon Sai Cruise, a restaurant boat, and listening to Vietnamese traditional music while dining.

Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 9: Ho Chi Minh – City tour (B,L)
Morning, Ho Chi Minh City tour. We start the trip by visiting Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum.

Afternoon, visit Cu Chi Tunnels. Located 60km from Ho Chi Minh city, Cu Chi is now a popular spot for both Vietnamese & foreign tourists – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War. In their heyday, the tunnels were functioning underground cities including numerous trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers & kitchens.

Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

DAY 10: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong delta: Visit My Tho, Ben Tre (B,L)
Around 8.00am, Leave Ho Chi Minh city, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank.

Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals.
Have a short cycling tour (if we have enough time) then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Transfer to Can Tho city.

Stay overnight at hotel in Can Tho.

DAY 11: Mekong delta -Visit floating market – Chau Doc (B,L)
Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating markets (Alt: Visit Phong Dien floating market) which are the liveliest in the whole religion.

Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only o­ne stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc via Long Xuyen to visit the crocodile farm. Check in o­n arriving in Chau Doc. Admire the landscape from the Sam Mountain summit down the Vietnamese – Cambodian border, visit the Caved pagoda.

Stay overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.

DAY 12: Mekong delta – Phnom Penh, Cambodia (B,L)
After breakfast, take a rowing boat trip through the floating village and visit the fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish from their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority in their traditional weaving village. Transfer to a speed boat for the final part of the journey to Phnom Penh. Arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh around 02.00pm.

After your rest, visit to the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town. Visit the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles.

Continue your visit at the National Museum. This is one of Phnom Penh’s true architectural gems. The Museum is instantly recognizable with its warm red terracotta and its gracefully cured roof topped by dozens of guardian nagas. It was designed in Khmer style in 1917 by famed French architect Georges Groslier & Ecole Des Arts Cambodgiens.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

DAY 13: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B,L)
Morning, transfer to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, check-in the hotel and have lunch.

Afternoon, visit Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic.

Continue your visit to Preah Khan temple, built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. However, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 14: Siem Reap – Explore Angkor Thom and Angkor Wat (B,L)
In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. Continue your visit at 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.

In the afternoon, visit 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. Continue to view a wonderful sunset from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 15: Siem Reap – Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake – Departure (B,L)
After breakfast at hotel, take a boat trip for sight-seeing on Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia. It is one of the largest lakes in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals.

Transfer to Siem Reap airport for your departure flight.

End Of The Tour!