Overview

Joining our Tour to Vietnam and Cambodia in 13 days from South Africa allows you to set foot on famous attractions and stunning natural sites in Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam. During this adventure, you will easily admire the foggy mountainous town of Sapa, stunning limestone islets in Halong Bay, peaceful Mekong Delta and antique world heritage in Cambodia. For further explorations, please check out our Vietnam holiday packages.

Highlights

  • Exploring Hanoi - the ancient capital city of Vietnam with thousand-year culture
  • Trekking along beautiful paddy fields in Sapa mountainous region
  • Relaxing on a romantic cruise in Halong - the hidden pearl of North Vietnam
  • Experiecing local lifestyles of people along Mekong Delta riverside
  • Visiting Phnom Penh - a vibrant bustiling capital of Cambodia
  • Discovering Angkor Temples with untold stories in Siem Reap
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Tour Code

Tour Code
VNZA - 796

Duration

Duration
13 Days

Departure Dates

Departure Dates
Flexible

Accommodation

Accommodation
Up to 5 Star

Transports

Transports
Private car , Shuttle bus, Airplane, Boat, Train, Cruise

Special Offers

Special Offers
Free Visa Approval Letter

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 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 that 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 the 17th century. Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Useful Information

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

Meals

  • Breakfast: 12
  • Lunch: 7
  • Dinner: 2

Transport

  • Private car
  • Train
  • Shuttle bus
  • Cruise
  • Local boat
  • Airplane

Included Activities

  • Hanoi city tour 
  • Sapa walking tour
  • 2D1N on non-private Halong Bay Cruise
  • Exploring Mekong Delta
  • Phnom Penh City Tour
  • Siem Reap Temples Discovery

Special Note:

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 groups 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.

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

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

° Easter Holidays: some 5-star hotels in Hoian will be surcharged for Easter Holidays

° Vietnam Lunar New Year – from 25.Feb.2020 – 03.Mar.2020 – if you travel during this period, there will be surcharged for some services – we will advise you clearly at the time of booking

Cancellation by Customer

Should you need to cancel your holiday once it has been confirmed, the party leader must immediately advise us in writing sent to us via fax or email. The following cancellation charges will be applied:

  • More than 21 days prior to departure: The total of deposit paid to us (30% of the Tour value).
  • 7- 21 days  prior to departure: 50% on total value of the trip charged, due to hotel charges for no-shows and organizing fees.
  • Within 1-6 days  prior to departure: 100% on total charged.
  • No-Show: 100% on total charged.

Note: Insurance premiums and amendment charges are not refundable in the event of cancellation.  

Cancellation of domestic or international flights:

If the cancellation occurs after a deposit was paid to the Airlines, a cancellation fees, of 25 – 40 % of the airfare for the domestic flight and USD30 – 50/pax for the international flight, is required (according to the policy of the Airlines).

Unused services:

No refunds or exchanges can be made with respect to accommodation, meals, sightseeing tours, transport or any other services, included in the tour price, but not utilized by the tour members. 

Children Policy

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

Customer Reviews

Reviews from actual Seni travelers. We publish all reviews.

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Based on 74 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Zelda

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

In December 2019 we were lucky enough to do a 23 day tour through Vietnam. Friends of ours recommended Vietnamtours.co.za. So we emailed them and within a couple of minutes the ball started rolling. Our Agent Ashley was eager to help and worked out a itinerary that suited our request and of course our budget. We started in Hanoi working our way out Hoi Chi Min. We had a mini bus to ourselves every day we travelled and we were only 4. So space and comfort was on point. We had different guides throughout the tour and loved each and every one of them. They loved what they were doing and their knowledge of their country is impeccable. Shoutout to

Thai aka Harry

Daniel

Terry

Sherlock (Mai). All Wonderful people.

 

Vietnam and It’s people are in one word AMAZING... I was fortunate enough to travel before and I must say the Vietnamese are SO Friendly. I felt save and comfortable the whole trip.

 

The food Is Amazing. It’s the first time I actually went on holiday where I lost weight because the food is so healthy and freshly prepared. Sometimes it might look different but believe me the taste is amazing. My pallet loved the whole experience. So much so that I’m trying to adopt the eating habits back at home.

 

Our trip showed us the very best Vietnam has to offer, so we have many stories and wonderful memories left of this Amazing Place.

 

I would strongly recommend using Ashley and her company to give you your dream holiday of Vietnam. It’s definitely A must See.

 

I can write a book about all our experiences and the beautiful places. But as I can only write so much I highly recommend. Pu Luong, Halong Bay Tràng An and Hoi An, Ba Na Hills And Both the cities of course.

 

Just a note Prepare yourself for the traffic in Vietnam... I call it Organized Chaos. It’s amazing to see the traffic flow. You will be gobsmacked

 

I highly recommend EVERYTHING

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Lara de Bruijin

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

We had an absolute blast in Vietnam!

Everything was organised exceptionally well, there were no hiccups. We felt secure, safe and looked after. Thank you to our brilliant travel agent, Ashley Tran, from Vietnam Tour for being available on Whatsapp 24/7 if we had questions or wanted to squeeze in another tour. Truly amazing service, comfortable transportation, friendly English speaking tour guides, great hotels, perfect balance of exciting tours and personal free time. Thank you for making this trip so memorable. We would strongly recommend this company!

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Nonkululeko

Guest Country: Johannesburg, South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

My family & I had an opportunity to travel to Vietnam on a 10 day tour and it was absolutely amazing. We were dealing with Ashley from the beginning and she did a fantastic job organizing our tour to the last detail. The hotels were great especially in Hoi An, the transport was comfortable, the tour guides were informative and the overall tour was well planned. Thanks for the excellent customer service!

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Experience_Editor

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: December 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam and Cambodia

After googling and speaking to many of our South African and other Vietnamese tour companies, Vietnam Tours had the best quote and amazing customer service for our December travel to Vietnam and Cambodia.

We contacted them in June 2019 and liaised with Trung Hoang.

Trung was amazing from the get go.

He personalized our trip according to our exact needs, if we did not like specific hotels, he assisted with finding better options to suit our needs.

We chatted on email and whatsapp - payment was simple.

The itinerary that was planned was perfect - we had a private tour, best tour guides, lovely air conditioned vehicles, airport transfers were waiting on arrival and on time to fetch us for departures.

Thank you to Trung and the team for arranging a magical trip Vietnam and Cambodia.

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A Response from Seni World 30/08/2019

Not only is the first tour operator in Vietnam focusing only on travelers from South Africa but Vietnamtour.co.za also has been receiving a lot of positive reviews on TripAdvisor. Moreover, we also have a representative in South Africa  - Mrs. Katrine Putick. You can contact her to book and confirm your tour to Vietnam right in South Africa. 

Ms. KATRINE PUTTICK

  • Address: Bay Farm, Main Rd, Hout Bay Cape Province, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Phone: (+27 (83) 261 1693)
  • Email: kputtick@iafrica.com
A Response from Seni World 12/06/2017

Vietnam's weather differs greatly from region to region.  Depending on where and when you're going to visit, make sure you prepare for the weather before you go.

North: Best time to visit is during spring (from February and April) and autumn (from September to November). The temperatures are more moderate with lighter rainfall

Central: Best time to visit is between January and August when the weather is dry with no heavy rains

South: The best time to visit the region is during the dry season, between December and April when the city experiences warm weather without rain showers.

If you're planning to visit the whole country, it is possible to travel to any part of Vietnam during any season.

A Response from Seni World 06/12/2018

Depending on your place of choice and your interest, the duration could be varied. Normally, for first- time travelers, it will take you about 10- 14 days to discover the must-see attractions throughout Vietnam.

A Response from Seni World 22/12/2018

There are two available methods for passport holders from South Africa to choose to apply for a visa to Vietnam. You can either apply for your visa at the local embassy or obtain a visa on arrival with a visa letter.

You need to have a passport which is effective for at least 6 months beyond arrival date, 2 photos 4x6 and 2 blank pages on it for visa stamp (which costs 25$) and a visa letter. When you book tours with vietnamtour.co.za, we will offer a visa letter for free. 

A Response from Seni World 03/11/2018

Our price doesn't consist of international flight tickets. If you have any problem in finding international flight tickets, we could book them for you. 

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