Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Danang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap
|Price/p Hotel||Twin Share||Single Traveller|
This 12 day tour is designed to explore the hidden gems of Vietnam and Cambodia. An exploration of some of the most impressive attractions from the north to the south of Vietnam combined with some famous destinations in Cambodia makes the tour a special one. If you are in fond of discovering these two beautiful countries, don’t miss out on the chance.
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Welcome to Hanoi. Welcome on arrival at Noi Bai airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
In the morning, pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which houses the body of the famous President Ho Chi Minh. Get to know more about his life and career with a visit to his traditional stilt house before appreciating the special structure of One Pillar Pagoda. Leaving the complex, make your way to the Temple of literature- famous for being the first university of Vietnam. It is also the popular place for Vietnamese students to visit and take some commemorative photographs when graduating.
After lunch (on your own account) and a short rest, continue your journey to the Ethnology Museum (closed on Monday) where you can find the astonishing diversity of Vietnam’s ethnic groups. Afterwards, enjoy your time with a traditional Water Puppet show after the sunset.
In the later afternoon, head back to the hotel. Dinner on your own, overnight at your hotel.
After breakfast at the hotel, leave the hustle and bustle of 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 immerse in the endless charm of different types of scenery.
Once at the pier, embark on a beautiful boat for an overnight cruise on the magical bay. Staying on board, you are also offered a great chance to savor special menu of fresh seafood in the natural beauty of limestone formations.
Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.
Take a great chance to wake up early this morning to unwind 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 lunch on board, take the last chance to enjoy the impressive views of the beautiful limestone as the ship cruises through the bay.
After getting to the harbour, transfer back to Hanoi. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Free to relax until being transferred without guide to the airport for a short flight to Danang. Once arrival, you will be taken to the hotel in Hoian for check in.
After a short rest, set off your beautiful walking tour around this ancient port town. As the national trading center in 16th century, Hoi An is home to the diversity of ancient streets and homes. Take a leisurely stroll around the exceptional cobblestone streets to admire the hundred century old Chinese houses.
The leisurely trip offers you a great opportunity to see the ancient houses built in the mix of Chinese, Japanese, French and European architectural influences. You will be taken to some incredible places in Hoian including the hundred- year – old Japanese Bridge, the Phuc Kien Hall and the local fish market.
Back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Today is free for you to explore the enchanting city on your own or just enjoy your time on the beach. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
The morning is at your leisure to relax until being transferred to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Your hotel in Hoian is at your disposal until noon time/
Welcome on arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at your hotel.
This morning, make your way to Cu Chi Tunnels – an impressively historical site in south Vietnam. This fantastic network stretches over 250 km and is the shelter of Vietnamese soldiers during the wars. The system was served as communication routes, storage facilities, hospitals and living areas for Vietnamese fighters throughout the war. Take your time to descend into the tunnels to discover the wonderful tunnels and the harsh conditions of Vietcong guerrillas. You also have chance to relax green tea and tapioca to experience the real life of Vietcong in war time.
After lunch at a local restaurant (on your own account), transfer back to the city for a half day tour of this fascinating metropolis. You will visit some must see historic sites of the city including the Post Office, the Notre Dame cathedral , Dong Khoi street and the Chinese District of Cho Lon as well as astonishing Binh Tay Market. You also visit Thien Hau pagoda to get the peaceful feeling and then return to your hotel to relax.
Dinner on your own. Overnight at your hotel.
This morning, leave Saigon and depart for Ben Tre in Mekong Delta. Upon arrival at Ben Tre town, enjoy a motor boat trip along Ben Tre River. En-route, make some stops to visit a brick kiln to observe the making process of bricks and coconut fruits processing. You also visit some families in Cai Son and Thanh Nhon channel to watch their techniques to make sleeping mats. During a break time at a local house, take your time to relax and enjoy fresh fruit with green tea. Your stunning trip will be continued with a bike ride or a motor cart taking you through rice fields and vegetable plains. After lunch at a local house, enjoy a cruise on a rowing boat along small channels to visit a rice making workshop.
In the afternoon, transfer back to the main road and transfer back to Ho Chi Minh airport for a flight to Siem Reap. Our guide and driver will meet and transfer you to the hotel for check in. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Today, you have plenty of time to delve into the rich history of the region with a visit to the exceptional Angkor Wat - the most famous and largest temple complex in Cambodia and in the world as well. The complex is considered the architectural masterpiece thanks to its perfection in composition, balance, proportions, relief's and sculpture.
In the afternoon, continue your discovery by visiting Angkor Thom which is no doubt the expression of highest genius. The stunning architecture of the structure in all dimensions challenges the talent of any painters. From the structure, continue onto the nearby Terrace of Elephants with 300 meters long through the core of Angkor Thom. This impressive structure is adorned with carved elephants and garudas spanning the front of Baphuon. Take a few steps to the terrace of the Leper King a double terrace located at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants.
Head back to the hotel. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Today is at your leisure to explore the city on your own. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Free to relax before transferring to the airport (without guide) for your departure flight. Meals on your own. 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|
|Hoi An||Kim An||Hoian Silk Boutique||Thanh Binh Riverside||Sunrise Hoian|
|Saigon||Le Duy Grand||Ruby River||Muong Thanh Centre||Majestic Saigon|
|Budget||3 - Star||4 - Star||5 - Star|
|Siem Reap||Mother Home Inn||Claremont||Tara Angkor||Angkor Palace Resort|
|Halong Bay||V'Spirit Cruise|
|Hoi An||Kim An|
|Saigon||Le Duy Grand|
|Halong Bay||V'Spirit Cruise|
|Hoi An||Hoian Silk Boutique|
|Hanoi||May De Ville Old Quarter|
|Halong Bay||Glory Cruise|
|Hoi An||Thanh Binh Riverside|
|Saigon||Muong Thanh Centre|
|Halong Bay||Pelican Cruise|
|Hoi An||Sunrise Hoian|
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)
° Easter Holidays - from 11.Apr.2018 - 19.Apr.2018 – some 5-star hotels in Hoian will have surcharge for Easter Holidays
° 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
- 12 day tour from the North of Vietnam to Siem Reap
- 11 nights' accommodation.
- Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine with 15 meals included.
- 3 x domestic/ regional flights: Hanoi - Danang/ Danang - Ho Chi Minh/ Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
- All airport transfers
- Shuttle bus Hanoi - Halong - Hanoi
- 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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