Tour to Vietnam and Cambodia

Hanoi - Lao Cai - Sapa - Halong Bay - Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

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Welcome to Hanoi. Upon your arrival at Noi Bai airport, you will be taken to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

♣ Please check our selected hotels in Hanoi for your reference.

After breakfast, take a walk around the Old Quarter – one of the most bustling areas of the city. Stop to visit Dong Xuan Market with variety of products from fresh seafood to beautiful handicrafts. You will be explained the way to make some cuisines and learn more about some traditional foods.

Continue your walking tour to Temple of Literature - the first university in Vietnam. This is a popular place for Vietnamese students to visit and take commemorative photographs when graduating. Dating back to 11th century, the monument is a great connection with the past and a fine combination between the Le and Nguyen Dynasty style. 

After the visit, you will be taken to the train station for a night train to Lao Cai. Dinner on your own. Overnight on the train.

Once arriving in Lao Cai this early morning, head out to Sapa – a great place in north Vietnam to explore the culture and nature of the country. The town is also home to different ethnic communities from China and other nations around Vietnam. You will trek through stunning landscape of rice terrace to visit some villages of H’mong and Black Dao people.

Head back to the hotel for check in. Dinner on your own.Overnight at the hotel.

Try to wake up this morning to take in the tranquillity of the mountains. After breakfast, continue your exploration to visit some villages lining in the hills to discover the rich culture of the region.

You will visit Ta Phin - the village of Red Dao people. You may see the women in their traditional colourful clothes which make their culture unique from that of other ethnic groups. Take a walk around the region to enjoy the rustic landscape of remote area. The scene of peaceful life is a great way to get rid of all the worries about busy life.

If time allows, you also visit the village where Black H’mong ethnic group inhabit to observe first-hand their unique lifestyle.

Head back to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Today is spent exploring the further part of Sapa. You are offered more chances to explore the hidden beauty of mountains, rice fields and traditional culture of different ethnic minority in Sapa. Take your time to enjoy the stunning landscape before heading to Lao Cai railway station for a transfer back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own. Overnight on the train.

This early morning, you will arrive in Hanoi railway station. After breakfast, leave Hanoi and depart for another stunning land of Halong Bay – the UNECO Heritage Site which is famous for thousands of islands scattering over the Gulf of Tonkin. Visiting the bay, you will be amazed by the natural beauty of different types of scenery.

You will embark on a beautiful boat for an overnight cruise on the magical bay. The cruise is also a great chance to savor special menu of fresh seafood in the endless charm of limestone formations.

Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.

♣ Please check our selected cruises on Halong Bay for your reference

Try to wake up early this morning to take in the morning views of the bay at its best. Morning is the great time to admire the breathtaking views of the bay in the glitter of sun rays shining down to the water surface. After the tea break, take the last chance to enjoy the impressive views of the surroundings as the ship cruises through various seascapes. Get your camera ready to take nice photos of the unique land.

Upon returning to the harbour, transfer back to Hanoi airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, you are welcomed and taken to the hotel for check in.

 Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, set off your journey to the lush Mekong Delta to explore this fertile land through lush orchards, beautiful rice fields and meetings with friendly locals.

In the afternoon, make your way to Can Tho. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Can Tho.

In the early morning, head out to Ninh Kieu Quay where you board a local boat for a cruise to the fascinating floating markets in Cai Rang.

From the boat, you will see a number of other small floating boats filled with various fruits. You are offered a special chance to savor their great flavours. Then, enter the narrow channels of streams of Can Tho. While on the boat, you could get a real insight into the local daily activities. Your journey will continue onto Chau Doc – another small border town located on the river banks. The town is home to different communities including Chinese, Cham and Khmer.

On arrival, check into your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, embark on a speedboat to Phnom Penh - the capital of Cambodia. The hidden charm of the city with many buildings influenced by French architecture is still attracts tourists from all over the world. Upon your arrival, check in your hotel and take a short rest.

Your city tour of Phnom Penh will start in the afternoon. In this tour, you will explore some of the most famous landscapes and sites of the city. First, pay a visit to the Royal Palace - a complex consisting of different structures which house a stunning collection of Khmer art. You also visit the Silver Pagoda featuring a golden Buddha weighing 90 kg and a Buddha dating from 17th century. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Back to your hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, you will be taken to the hotel for check in.

Afterwards, set off your temple tour beginning with a visit to Angkor Wat - the largest and most beautiful temple in the magnificent Angkor Archaeological. The temple has become the soul and the symbol of the country and is recognized as a World Heritage by UNESCO.

The complex is considered the architectural masterpiece thanks to its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief's and sculpture. Unlike other temples in Angkor, Angkor Wat remains a significant Buddhist work and houses various Buddha statues dating from 15th century.

After the visit, head back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

Continue your exploration of temple by discovering one of the most impressive temples in Siem Reap - the Ta Prohm. It is one of the largest monuments in the Angkor complex. You will see the trees growing out of the ruins which create a distinctive feature for the monument.

The discovery of the temple will be a stunning experience especially for those who are interested in the long lasting history of the country. Back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

This morning is free for you to relax or make your own exploration before being transferred to the airport for your departure flight. End of tour.

List of hotels we use: Best price, strategic locations, carefully-checked.

In Vietnam

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Hanoi L'Heritage Quoc Hoa May De Ville Old Quarter Apricot
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise V'Spirit Cruise Glory Cruise Pelican Cruise
Sapa Sunny Moutain Amazing Sapa Victoria Sapa
Can Tho Fortuneland Iris Hotel Vic Can Tho

In Cambodia

Hotel
Category
Destination
Budget 3 - Star 4 - Star 5 - Star
Phnom Penh Salita Hotel KoLab Sor The Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel Himawari Hotel
Siem Reap Mother Home Inn Claremont Tara Angkor Angkor Palace Resort

In Vietnam

Hanoi L'Heritage
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Sapa
Can Tho
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Sapa Sunny Moutain
Can Tho Fortuneland
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Halong Bay Glory Cruise
Sapa Amazing Sapa
Can Tho Iris Hotel
Hanoi Apricot
Halong Bay Pelican Cruise
Sapa Victoria Sapa
Can Tho Vic Can Tho

In Cambodia

Phnom Penh Salita Hotel
Siem Reap Mother Home Inn
Phnom Penh KoLab Sor
Siem Reap Claremont
Phnom Penh The Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel
Siem Reap Tara Angkor
Phnom Penh Himawari Hotel
Siem Reap Angkor Palace Resort

 If you love the culture of ethnic minorities and want to see the real different things, this is an ideal holiday for you. From The North of Vietnam, you can explore Sapa - very famous by its rich culture and authentic experiences. In the South of Vietnam, discover Mekong Delta River life and combine with a speed boat trip to Phnom Penh - Cambodia.

You want to make the holiday easier? Do not worry because there are many options to choose:

+ Take a short flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

+ Take a tourist bus from Ho Chi Minh to Phnom Penh

+ Cut off Phnom Penh and take a short flight from Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap

If you want to have time for beach break, it is easy to adjust the itinerary a little bit:

+ Add Hoian beach break on Day 7

+ Add Phan Thiet/ Nha Trang/ Phu Quoc beach break before leaving Ho Chi Minh to Cambodia

For Vietnam Visa, we offer you FREE Vietnam Visa letter when you book the holiday with us. When you arrive Vietnam, you just need to pay 25USD for Visa fee

For Cambodia Visa, the staff on speed boat will help you to apply. The Cambodia Visa fee is 30USD

You are still wondering about some days? Please send us an email so our travel consultant will give you all details very shortly.

Our prices are valid for daily departures (except some special case as explained below) for group from 1 to 6 pax. If your party has more than 6 adults, please send us an email, we will advise our best price for your group.

For children, please note:

+ Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (maximum 2 adults with 1 child under 2 years old)

+ Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% price of adults

+ Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% price of adults

+ Children from 12 years old: as adult

Our prices are not valid for some special occasions and peak season as below:

° Christmas and New Year (normally, there will be surcharge for Gala Dinner on 24.Dec and 31.Dec Eves – applied for 4 and 5 star hotels)

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 13.Feb.2018 – 18.Feb.2018 – if you travel during this period, there will have surcharge for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Inclusions

  • 13 day tour from the North of Vietnam to Siem Reap
  • 12 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine with 21 meals included.
  • 2 x domestic flights: Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh and Phnom Penh - Siem Reap (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
  • Speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • Shared cabins for overnight train Hanoi - Lao Cai - Hanoi (4 soft sleepers/ cabin)
  • Shuttle bus for Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • All airport transfers
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
  • VIETNAM VISA LETTER
  • Service charges and government VAT tax

Exclusions

  • International flight tickets – We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from South Africa to Vietnam/ Cambodia are approximately $700-$1300 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! Let’s contact us for more details.
  • Vietnam visa stamp fee: 25USD per person
  • Cambodia Visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Customer Reviews

Based on 20 reviews

SimonCB

Cape Town, South Africa

"Wonderful holiday through Vietnam and Cambodia"

Oct 2017

It has been a great experience. Our holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia was fantastic. We explore all of Hanoi, Halong, Ho Chi Minh and Siem Reap. The guides and drivers work like clockwork, friendly and helpful. The cruise in Halong was superb, very comfortable in ... More +

Mathew and Wife

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam experience!"

Oct 2017

I and my wife are just home from our tour to Vietnam after nearly two weeks. It was an excellent job done by Alex and her team to organize everything perfectly. I'm happy with my drivers and tour guides especially Tom in Hanoi. He ... More +

Jurgens M

Cape Town, South Africa

"Great long, multi-city trip"

Sept 2017

We have recently returned from a trip through Vietnam and Cambodia. 14 day tour that took us from Saigon to Hanoi then Cambodia was amazing. Everything was very well organized. The guides always showed up on time, very knowledgeable and personable. All hotels were super ... More +

Lee Ann

Cape Town, South Africa

"You made us an amazing honeymoon"

Sept 2017

Thank you Julie for your arrangement. Our whole trip went very smoothly. The drivers and guides on the tours were all reliable, helpful and friendly. We love Mekong Delta tour, Halong Bay, Hue and Hoi An. We would turn around and recommend to anyone in ... More +

John Henry

Durban, South Africa

"A truly magical trip"

Sept 2017

The most wonderful 10 day trip of Vietnam. Everything was very well organized and ran so smoothly, including meeting me at my Hanoi hotel on my first day. All boutique hotels were beautiful with very friendly staff. We had the best transfer service. A big ... More +

Joddina Al

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Thank you, thank you"

July 2017

We just returned from a fantastic 3 week trip through Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. It was a long trip but everything worked very smoothly. At every location, we were met by a driver and guide to take us to our hotel and to take us ... More +

Patrick Ln

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Fantastic tour and lovely arrangements"

July 2017

We had enjoyed very much our first trip to Vietnam. It was an amazing experience in Hanoi with millions of motorcycles, traffic was crazy but safe. We did a walking tour, tried Bia Hoi (kind of local beer), and BBQ in Hanoi old quarter which ... More +

Sheila

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"Now I said traveling solo in Vietnam is easy"

June 2017

Our first trip to a country completely unknown to me. I did not have to worry about any transportation and got picked up and dropped off at the airport. The guide in Hanoi Ms Ha spoke excellent English and was really knowledgeable about the history ... More +

Steve Alan

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Great trip and excellent organisation"

June 2017

We were so impressed with how punctual and effortless the trip was. From the moment we arrived, we were picked up and everything went smoothly. The guides were outstanding, friendly, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and a great credit to the company. We love Halong Bay and it ... More +

Amanda C

Cape Town, South Africa

"What a beautiful trip, fantastic tour guides"

Dec 2016

What a beautiful trip, we wouldn't have changed anything. This was our first holiday to Southeast Asia. We were met at the airport then taken around to see Hanoi by Jim. He even suggested us to try local street food and beer that was just ... More +

Lynne Elsabe

Cape Town, South Africa

"Amazing Vietnam & Cambodia holiday"

Dec 2016

We were very pleased with the services and everything went clock perfect? I actually still find it incredible. We can recommend everybody a visit to the charming Vietnam and magical Siem Reap in Cambodia. You have set such a high bench mark. I honestly wish ... More +

Tracy Cante

Bloemfontein, South Africa

"A holiday to remember"

Dec 2016

Everything about this experience was terrific.
- Sapa was just fantastic and the tour guide wonderful.
- Tour to Halong Bay was first class, food was delicious, amazing scenery.
- Hue visit to ancient temples was so informative.
- Resort we upgraded to in Hoi An was ... More +

Patricia HR

Johannesburg, South Africa

"A perfectly organised tour"

Sept 2016

Thanks Julie Le for all your hard work to organise our personalised tour. I and Thomas just wanted to let you know that the trip has been amazing. We had a most enjoyable time in Vietnam and Cambodia. Everything ran smoothly that we would always ... More +

Jennifer Whd

Durban, South Africa

"My best friend and I had a wonderful trip thanks"

Sept 2016

Thanks Tam Dang. Jenny and I had a wonderful and fun filled holiday. Absolutely no problems. The holiday began when met at the airport by an efficient friendly and welcoming driver. All the tours were punctual and well hassle free. Wonderful tour guides, nice and ... More +

Brian Joe

Centurion, South Africa

"Impressive and reliable"

Aug 2016

Vietnam and Cambodia were excellent because of the service me and my friends received. We only got to the Airport at Hanoi and the guide was at the terminal waiting for us. The tour guides had great knowledge of the areas and provided so much ... More +

Okicjoe

Pretoria, South Africa

"Exceptional services. We had a great time"

July 2016

The tour was really well organized. Each step was carefully executed and ran very smoothly. Our cruise in Ha Long Bay was a perfect arrangment to end our holiday. I wouldn't change an aspect of it. Good facilities used, quality transport and friendly, efficient and ... More +

Melanie Houley

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Just say woo excellent service and thank you"

July 2016

All our trips within Vietnam worked out perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed it. All the meet and greet persons were on time, the guides were excellent especially Ms My in Hanoi and Tam in Hoian. We were lucky to get a free upgrade for room at ... More +

Linda Anne

Boksburg, South Africa

"Amazing tour, perfect organisation and services"

July 2016

Our group of six had an amazing time in Vietnam. The trip ran smoothly, from airport pick up to final airport drop off. The tour was a great balance of free time and tour activities. Everything from hotels, internal flights, guide and food was well ... More +

CarolineVp

Cape Town, South Africa

"Fantastic 12 day Vietnam and Cambodia"

June 2016

Thank you Alex for the great 12 day tour in Vietnam and Cambodia which you had tailor made for me and my husband. The trip was completely well planned, organised , exciting and so interesting! The guides were super friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Nothing was ... More +

Janise Lesch

Johannesburg, South Africa

"Brilliant, wonderful trip"

June 2016

Just arrived back from our holiday in Vietnam. We had a wonderful trip in Vietnam from the north down to the south. All the things from hotels, flights, car, guide etc. worked seamlessly. Thank you so much Candy and Seni Tours for all your outstanding ... More +

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