Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery

  • 14 Days , 2 Countries , 6 Cities
  • From $2,200
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Vietnam is situated on the Eastern seaboard of the Indochinese Peninsula. Its neighbors include China to the north, Laos, and Cambodia to the west, with its coastal waters the East Sea and the Pacific Ocean. The coastline is 2,026 miles (3,260km) long, and the inland border is 4,510km. Vietnam is also a transport junction between the Indian and Pacific oceans.
Countries Visited Vietnam, Cambodia
Places Visited , Hạ Long, Hue, Hội An, Ho Chi Minh City
Suggested Duration 14 days
Travel Styles Cultural Tours
  • DAY 1

    Welcome to Hanoi

    Welcome to Hanoi, the Capital City of Vietnam!

    Our local guide will welcome you to Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes to drive to the center of Hanoi. Check-in the hotel and have a short time to freshen up.

    Late afternoon, have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will go through the fascinating network of narrow alleys and shop houses also known as ‘The 36 Streets’ – each street being named after the merchandise traditionally sold there, ranging from fabrics to crafts and from medicines to tombstones. Drop by at Ngoc Son Temple, located on Hoan Kiem Lake. End of the day, we will enjoy a unique, fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam. Welcome dinner will be followed at the fine dining restaurant. Overnight in Hanoi.

    What's included?

    • Dinner Dinner
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 2

    Hanoi - City Tour

    Today, we will start our city tour from the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his simple house-on-stilts, and the One-Pillar pagoda near Ba Dinh Square, where the most solemn ceremonies of Hanoi take place. Go on to the Temple of Literature, the very first high school for Vietnam Scholars and a temple dedicated to Confucious. Have lunch at KOTO Van Mieu restaurant, which provides hospitality and life skills to disadvantaged youth in Vietnam.

    Continue the trip to picturesque West Lake to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi, built in the 6th Century. In the afternoon, we will move on to the Museum of Ethnology, where you can find an entire collection of 54 ethnic groups living in Vietnam and astounding implications of artifacts and patterns from their traditional handicrafts and clothes. Overnight in Hanoi.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 3

    Overnight on Cruise - Cooking Class

    Breakfast and a short relaxation before transferring to Halong Bay. In the morning, head East for nearly 3 hours to Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage designated by UNESCO in 1994 and 2006. Upon arrival in Halong, check in the overnight cruise to discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay, created by thousands of odd-shaped limestone rocks and karst grottoes. After lunch on board, we can visit the Grottos, stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating houses, and approach islets to enjoy their beauty at a close distance. Back to the cruise, enjoy a cooking demonstration before having dinner. Evening attends activities on the boat or relaxes at your own leisure. Overnight on the cruise.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 4

    Hue - Seeing the miraculous sunrise over the islets of the Bay

    Wake up early to enjoy the dawn on the sea in the early morning. The Vietnamese call the "East Sea" by the point-oriented name "Eastern Sea," so you may guess how miraculous seeing the sunrise over the islets of the Bay. After breakfast, our boat will continue to cruise in marvelous areas, where almost every islet has its name, adopting its shape or reminiscent like Sail Island, Fisherman's head rock, Butterfly rock, Turtle islet, etc. Check out your room and have brunch on board while the cruise comes back to the pier. Disembark from the cruise, transfer overland to Noi Bai Airport for boarding the flight to Hue, the Old Capital of Vietnam, before Hanoi took its role as the current Capital City of Vietnam. Upon arrival, the local tour guide picked up and transferred to the check-in hotel. Dinner at a local fine dining restaurant. Overnight in Hue.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 5

    Hue - Recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage

    Being recognized by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage for Vietnam, Hue is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle. We will discover the city's charm from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, and Hue Royal Museum. Go on a boat trip on the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu pagoda, the iconic of Hue city. Lunch at the local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, visit the Tombs of King Minh Mang and Khai Dinh – two important monuments of the Nguyen Emperors since the early 19th and early 20th centuries with their unique beauty. Afternoon visit Dong Ba Market. Overnight in Hue.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 6

    Hoi An – Visit Danang city

    Have breakfast at the hotel and check out. Transfer to Hoi An, an architectural combination of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese styles. The trip will take more than 3-hour driving through Hai Van Pass (the “Ocean Cloudy Mountain Pass”), enjoying the beauty of Lang Co Beach en route. Upon arrival, check in at the hotel.

    Afternoon, you take an exciting walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses or listen to the folk music of Central Vietnam at old club-houses. Later we can stop at shrines or stroll into the market by the Thu Bon river, where you may find the same feelings as the artists who see the rooftops of Hoian, a magical old world of Oriental feel and source of inspiration. This is also a wonderful town to shop for lanterns, soft silk, raw silk, or get your clothes tailored within a day. The rest of the day will be free on your own to discover the town lighten up with thousands of colorful lanterns and a night market by the River. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Hoian.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 7

    Hoi An - Visit My Son Sanctuary & watch the Apsara Dance performance

    Today, drive to visit My Son Sanctuary, where you can discover the hidden treasure of the Cham culture that once brightly developed in the area of present Central Vietnam. Thanks to the beauty and secrets of building the Cham Tower. UNESCO has also designated My Son as one of the five World Heritages in Vietnam. It is a massive religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. If you visit My Son early enough, you will have a chance to watch the Apsara Dance performance. Transfer back to Hoian Town. Have lunch at the local restaurant by the river. Afternoon free at leisure. Overnight in Hoian.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
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  • DAY 8

    Saigon - Visit city of Danang

    Time at leisure for a stroll around Hoian's ancient town to shop or relax at the beach. Afternoon, transfer to the airport for the flight to Saigon.

    Upon your arrival at Saigon (official name as Ho Chi Minh City nowadays) – Vietnam's most hectic and business city, you were welcomed by our guide and transferred to your hotel for check-in and relaxation. Dinner on the cruise on Saigon River, and enjoy traditional folk music on board. Overnight in Saigon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 9

    Saigon – City tour & Cu Chi Tunnels

    After breakfast, your day will begin with a visit to the Reunification Palace, which witnessed the fierce Vietnam War ending in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace is the Notre Dame Cathedral (view from outside only), built between 1877 and 1883, and the colonial-styled Central Post Office, one of the city’s significant landmarks. Then visit Ben Thanh market, a symbol of Saigon. Lunch at the local restaurant.

    In the afternoon, transfer to visit Cu Chi tunnels – the network of over 200 km (125 miles) 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. After a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed, you will have a chance to crawl into a short section of the tunnels to feel the oppressive narrowness and heat inside. Return and overnight in Saigon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 10

    Saigon – Cruising on the Mekong Delta

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out. Head to My Tho, the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper,… Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River, viewing the life of the local people living along the banks. We stop to visit an island in the area and enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the lush garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music. Later, embark on other small boats rowed by the local people through the small canals shadowed by water coconut trees to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk, and of course, you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybees. Lunch at the local restaurant by the Riverside.

    In the afternoon, continue to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area with an architecture combination of Chinese, Cambodian, and French cultures. Return to Saigon late afternoon. Overnight in Saigon.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
    • Cruise/Boat Cruise/Boat
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  • DAY 11

    Siem Reap - Explore of Angkor complex temples

    Breakfast at the hotel. Check out and transfer to the airport for the departure flight back to Siem Reap, Cambodia, the gateway to Angkor Complex Temples.

    Upon arrival at Siem Reap, you will be welcomed by our local tour guide and transferred to check in at the hotel.

    After the short rest, gear up the exploration of Angkor complex temples. The UNESCO World Heritage starting at the Roluos Group of Monuments, featured the three main temples, Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko. The temples are located about 7 miles (11km) southeast of Siem Reap town, dating back to the late ninth century. The earliest sites of the Angkor Period with similar characteristics of architecture, decoration, materials, and construction methods combine to reveal the beginning of the Classic Period of Khmer art. Return to Siem Reap for dinner with a traditional Apsara dance performance. Overnight in Siemreap.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Dinner Dinner
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 12

    Siem Reap – Continue visiting Angkor Temple Complex

    After breakfast, continue visiting the ancient capital of Angkor Thom, starting with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone. Bayon Temple - unique with its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces, Baphuon temple in the North of Bayon represents holy Mount Meru, the residence of the gods in Hindu tradition. Continue to visit this ancient city by going around The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King.

    Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat, highlighted by the longest continuous bas-relief in the world carved on the walls, and tell the stories of Hindu legends. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. Strolling around this massive edifice, seeing many galleries with Columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.

    End of the day, visit Pre Rup Temple, where you can calmly relax and enjoy the sunset view. Return to Siemreap downtown. Overnight in Siem Reap.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 13

    Siem Reap – Continue to visit the Angkor temple complex

    Today we start the day by exploring the Angkor temples, including The Preah Khan, built by King Jayavarman VII to dedicate to his father, was a Buddhist temple at the original time, and Takeo temple, a mountain temple built in a pyramid shape to represent Mount Meru, the mountain of the center of the world in Hindu mythology. Continue visiting the jungle-covered temple of Ta Prohm. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure, giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature. This temple is famous for being chosen for major activities of Tomb Raider acted by Celebrity Angelina Jolie. The next stop is Banteay Kdei, set in a peaceful and quiet place, serving as a Buddhist temple. Its name means Citadel of Chambers. Then continue to Srah Srang – the Royal bathing pool once used for ritual washing. Lunch at the local restaurant.

    Afternoon, explore the less-visited temples in remote places: The Banteay Srei, or the Citadel of Women, is a temple that boasts remarkable preservation of excellent stone carvings in pink color. Banteay Samre is believed to be built around the same time as Angkor Wat because the architecture is of the classic art of the same period though not much inscription has been found for this temple. Late afternoon, return to Siem Reap Town and visit the local market. Overnight in Siem Reap.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Lunch Lunch
    • Accommodation Accommodation
    • Tour Tour
    • Transfer Transfer
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  • DAY 14

    Depart from the Hotel to flight back home

    Breakfast at the hotel. Your time at leisure to relax and enjoy the services at the hotel, stroll around to visit Siem Reap Town, and shop the souvenirs at the market before going home. Check out and transfer to the airport to board the onward flight back home. Say goodbye to Indochina.

    What's included?

    • Breakfast Breakfast
    • Transfer Transfer
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Starting from $2,200 per person

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What’s Included?

  • 13 nights of hotel accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
    2-night Hanoi
    2-night Hue
    2-night Hoian
    3-night Saigon
    3-night Siem Reap
  • 1-night cruise accommodation
  • Local English-speaking guide(s) in each region
  • Meals, as mentioned in the program
    • 13 Breakfast, 9 Lunch, 6 Dinner
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program
  • Airport transfers and touring in an AC vehicle
  • Entrance fees and zone fees as per the program
  • Water during transfer
  • Visa approval letter to Vietnam
  • 24/7 support service during your trip

Sightseeing Highlights Included

  • Drop by at Ngoc Son Temple, located on the Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Enjoy a unique, fascinating show of Water Puppetry, a traditional stage art of Northern Vietnam
  • Hanoi City tour stating Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Temple of Literature, the Museum of Ethnology, and the picturesque West Lake to visit Tran Quoc Pagoda, the oldest pagoda in Hanoi built in the 6th Century
  • Admire Halong Bay, the pride of the Gulf of Tonkin, a Natural World Heritage designated by UNESCO
    Discover the magnificent beauty of this “Descending-dragon” bay
  • During cruising, visit the Grottos stop for swimming or kayaking, passing floating houses, and approach islets
  • Hue City is highlighted by the old royal architectural works and the most traditional Vietnamese lifestyle by UNESCO as the 1st Cultural World Heritage in Vietnam
  • Discover the charm of the city from the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum, and visit Thien Mu pagoda during a boat trip on the Perfume River
  • Visit the Tombs of King Minh Mang and Khai Dinh and Dong Ba Market in Hue
  • Explore the city of Hoian, an architectural combination of Vietnamese, Japanese, and Chinese styles
  • In Hoian, walk over the tile-roofed Japanese Bridge, visit taciturn Chinese Assembly Halls, enjoy the attractiveness of ancient houses or listen to the folk music of Central Vietnam at old clubhouses. Discover the town lighten up with thousands of colorful lanterns and the night market by the River
  • Visit My Son Sanctuary, this UNESCO site as one of the five World Heritages in Vietnam, where you can discover the hidden treasure of the Cham culture
  • Dinner on the cruise on the Saigon River, enjoy traditional folk music onboard
  • Saigon city tour – visit the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War that ended in 1975, and the Notre Dame Cathedral and colonial-styled Central Post Office, and then visit the Ben Thanh market, a symbol of Saigon
  • Explore in Siagon the Cu Chi tunnels – the network of over 200km of tunnels became legendary when they played a vital role in the War
  • Viewing life for the local people who live along the banks of the Mekong River
  • Visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area with an architectural combination of Chinese, Cambodian, and French cultures
  • In Cambodia, in the city of Siem Reap, gear up the exploration of Angkor complex temples; the UNESCO World Heritage starts at Roluos Group of Monuments, featured with the three main temples Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko
  • Visit Bayon Temple Baphuon temple, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King, and Pre Rup Temple, where can enjoy the sunset view
  • Explore the Angkor temples, including The Preah Khan, the temple of Ta Prohm, which is a famous temple by being chosen for the major activities of Tomb Raider acted by Celebrity Angelina Jolie

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