Vietnam to Cambodia Tour by Speedboat

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Hanoi - Halong Bay

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Overview

A journey with a combination of some of the most impressive sights in both countries of Vietnam and Cambodia is worth an experience. The trip takes you through some must see destinations of the two countries including the natural and the historical sites. A speed boat tour to the capital city of Cambodia will be the highlight of the trip.

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Arriving in Ho Chi Minh airport, you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel for check in. The rest of the day is at your leisure. Meals on your own and overnight at the hotel.

This morning, you will be taken for a short drive 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.

Around noon, head back to the city center. The remainder of the day is free to relax. Meals on your own. Overnight at the 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. Make some stops along the way to visit a brick kiln where you observe the making process of bricks and coconut fruits processing. Continue onto 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 arice making workshop and an ancient house.

In the afternoon, head back to the main road for a transfer to the hotel in Can Tho. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

In the morning, proceed to Ninh Kieu Quay where you board a boat for a cruise to the colorful floating markets of Cai Rang.

Floating on the boat, you will see a number of other small floating boats filled with various fruits such as mangos, bananas, mangos teens, star apples, or the sweetened longans. 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. Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

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. As passing by the immense rice fields, you will see the beautiful Sam Mountain on one side and the Mubarak mosque on another side of Chau Doc.

Once in Chau Doc, check in your hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

After breakfast, embark on a speedboat to Phnom Penh – the capital of Cambodia, also known as “The Pearl of Asia”. 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.

In the afternoon, set our city tour of Phnom Penh. In this tour, you will explore some of the most famous landscapes and sites of the city. Your first stop is 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.  

Return to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

In this morning, take a great opportunity to enjoy breakfast at a restaurant with a real taste of Khmer noodle dishes or any other dishes served daily. After breakfast, head out to Kompong Thom for around 4 hour drive. Along the way, make a short stop to visit Skuon which is locally known as Spiderville. The village is famous for its fried spiders. After lunch at a local restaurant in Kampong Thom, continue your journey to Siem Reap for another 4 hour drive. In the late afternoon, arrive in Siem Reap. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel

You will be picked up from your hotel for 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 onto the south gate to explore Angkor Thom which is no doubt the expression of highest genius. Located in the heart of Angkor Thom, you can see the Bayon Temple with many other relics which offer a great chance to observe ancient sculptures. From the structure, continue onto the nearby Terrace of Elephants with 300 meters long through the core of Angkor Thom. 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.

As the day comes to a close, 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.

At a good time in the morning, you will be picked up from the hotel to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. Welcome on arrival and transferred to the hotel in the city center for check in. Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

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

In the morning, set off the city tour with the first visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum where the body of the famous President Ho Chi Minh is rested. You also visit his traditional stilt house to get to know more about his life and career. Continue onto One Pillar Pagoda to appreciate its special structure. 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.

Around noon, fill up your stomach with the best of local foods in Hanoi. You will be introduced some famous local restaurants where you enjoy the best known dish of Pho, Bun Cha or coffee eggs. Dinner on your own, overnight at your hotel.

After breakfast at the hotel, leave the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and depart for the dreamy land of Halong Bay – the UNECO Heritage Site. The bay is famous for thousands of islands located in a background of 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. This is surely the best moment you have had in your journey in Vietnam.

Lunch, dinner and overnight on board.

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

Get up early this morning to delve into the tranquility of the morning over the bay. 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 to Hanoi 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
Saigon Le Duy Grand Ruby River Muong Thanh Centre Majestic Saigon
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
Saigon Le Duy Grand
Can Tho
Hanoi Quoc Hoa
Halong Bay V'Spirit Cruise
Saigon Ruby River
Can Tho Fortuneland
Hanoi May De Ville Old Quarter
Halong Bay Glory Cruise
Saigon Muong Thanh Centre
Can Tho Iris Hotel
Hanoi Apricot
Halong Bay Pelican Cruise
Saigon Majestic Saigon
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

In general: this program is an interesting way to epxlore Vietnam and Cambodia by Mekong Delta water way. You will explore deeply Mekong Delta by different areas and then take a speed boat to Phnom Penh. There are alternative options for speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh such as a tourist bus from Saigon to Phnom Penh/ a short flight from Saigon to Phnom Penh. Hence you can contact with our travel consultant if you not really like speed boat option.

Vietnam Visa: you will need to have multiple entries Vietnam Visa with this itinerary. We are pleased to offer FREE Vietnam Visa letter multiple entries when you book this holiday with us. On your arrival Ho Chi Minh Airport, you just need to show the letter and pay 45USD for Visa fee.

The Cambodia Visa will be made on speed boat. Our cruise staff will assist and guide you how to fill in the application form. The Cambodia Visa fee is 30USD per person.

If you think this itinerary is quite hard, you can consider some changes.

For example, on day 2, in stead of Cu Chi Tunnels tour, you can replace by a street food tour/ cooking class or even we can explore Cu Chi by an interesting way: Cu Chi tunnels by speed boat. It will be a special experience for you when traveling in Vietnam.

On the last day, if you think you will need to have an overight in Hanoi before taking the departure flight, we are glad to advise you the surcharge for an extra night in Hanoi. Everything we can do basing on our discussion hence do not hesitate to send us your ideas.

If you only want to explore Siem Reap and combine with Vietnam, you may want to check below itinerary:

» Vietnam and Cambodia Tour - 12 Days

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

Inclusions

  • 12 day tour from the South to the North of Vietnam.
  • 11 nights' accommodation.
  • Delight your taste buds with Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine with 18 meals included.
  • 1 x regional flight: Siem Reap - Hanoi (including 20 kg checked luggage and 7 kg handed luggage)
  • All airport transfers
  • Shuttle bus for Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi
  • Speed boat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh
  • 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-$1100 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: 45USD per person - multi entries
  • Cambodia Visa fee: 30USD per person
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, tip...)
  • Travel insurance

Customer Reviews

Based on 18 reviews

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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