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.
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.
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.
|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|
|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|
|Halong Bay||V'Spirit Cruise|
|Halong Bay||V'Spirit Cruise|
|Hanoi||May De Ville Old Quarter|
|Halong Bay||Glory Cruise|
|Can Tho||Iris Hotel|
|Halong Bay||Pelican Cruise|
|Can Tho||Vic Can Tho|
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
- 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
- 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
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