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This 12 day Viet Nam Cambodia Tour Package is designed for South African Tourists 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 beautiful towns in Cambodia makes the tour a special one. If you are fond of discovering these two beautiful countries, don’t miss out on this great chance as well as our other Vietnam and Cambodia Tours.

Highlights

  • The great treasure of cultural heritages contributes to building the image of an ancient, friendly and attractive capital – our Hanoi 
  • The landscape of Ha Long Bay is a magical sight with a complex of rock pinnacles rising from the sea and a series of magnificent caves
  • Hoi An – our most beloved town with yellow walls, bougainvillea in the day time, and sparking lanterns in the night time
  • Ho Chi Minh – the largest city of Vietnam with heroic information in Cu Chi tunnels and interesting local life on Mekong Delta
  • Angkor sites - a sprawling World Heritage-listed complex of ancient temple ruins
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Trip Code: VNZA-800

Trip Duration: 12 Days

Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam

Finishing: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Destination: Vietnam & Cambodia

Type of trip: Classic

Theme: Nature, culture

Ages: All ages

Group Size: Variable upon your inquiry

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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. Afterward, 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 UNESCO 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 a 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 the 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 the 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.

At the good time this morning, you will be transferred to the airport (without tour guide) for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Once arrival, you will be warmly welcomed and transferred to the hotel to check in. The room will be at your disposal from 14.00PM.

Lunch on your own and take a short rest before transferring to Cu Chi Tunnels – the historic site where Vietnamese soldiers used as a shelter during wartime. 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.

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

This morning our private car will pick up you at hotel and transfer to Mekong Delta

On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier. Boating on Ben Tre river – one of tributaries of Mekong river- is along mangrove tree from town to country. Witness lively activities in morning as fishing, coconut cargo boats carrying on river.... Stop at traditional brickwork to see how to make bricks by hand. Turn on Cai Son canal winding through coconut jungle, visit coconut workshop, have a look stages of coconut processing from husk off, prize out to peel out by hand. Go on small waterway and stop at local house to see making rice paper and enjoy some rice cake. Walking along canal to coconut candy workshop, have a look them making candy by hand, try some sweet, enjoy some fruits, honey tea and listen to local music as well. way. Go on by boat, and walk to farmer house who making sleep mats.

Cycle rural tracks or drive tuktuk through coconut grove, vegetable plains (cucumber, bitter melon...). Keep going by row boat on shady palm tree canal and stop for lunch at riverside restaurant. Boating back Hung Vuong pier by motorboat and being transferred by private car back Ho Chi Minh city.

Dinner on your own. Overnight at the hotel.


Enjoy your last hours in Ho Chi Minh city until you be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Room is at your disposal until noon 12.00AM.

Upon arrival, you will be picked up and taken to the hotel to check in. Siem Reap is home to the UNESCO world heritage – Angkor Wat as well as a place to enjoy high – end dinning, spas, etc.

Meals 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 the tour.

Useful Information

Inclusions

  • 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

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: 11
  • Lunch: 2
  • Brunch: 1
  • Dinner: 1

Transport

  • Private car 
  • Shuttle bus 
  • Airplane 
  • Boat 

Included Activities

  • Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi (2D1N on non-private cruise)
  • Half day to Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Day trip to Mekong Delta 
  • Angkor Sightseeing

Special Note:

  • 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

Reviews

Reviews from actual Seni travelers. We publish all reviews.

Excellent
5 out of 5

Based on 46 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Elmarie Ed

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: 03-06-2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

My husband and I just arrived back in Cape Town from the best ever Asian holiday, arranged by Vietnam Travel - Ha Nguyen (Sales1@Vietnam Travel). From the time I made contact with Ha, till we left Vietnam, she was inconstantly assisting and advising via WhatsApp and calls. She was 24/7 just a message or a call away. Our tailor-made holiday she arranged and booked with our agreement, suited us like a glove.

From arriving at Hanoi Airport, as mentioned in our correspondence by Ha, we were met by staff who quickly assisted us with the visa on arrival. We met the most dearest and friendly Ha outside to transport us to the hotel. She even booked us in at the hotel while we had a welcome tea.

The pickups were always on time, the tours with English speaking guides were all excellent. Mrs Trang in Hue and Mt Yen Toan in Ho Chi Minh City must be complimented for their knowledge and manner they have engaged with us.

The Ha Long Bay trip on the V Spirit Premier was an experience not to be missed. Hoi An with all the lanterns and soft street music is the most romantic city ever experienced in Asia. Our accommodation was perfect and of a high standard as well as the breakfast at the different hotels, from Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An, and Ho Chi Minh.

I would highly recommend Vietnam Tour for any traveler from any country to Vietnam.

Once again a big thank you to Ha who became a friend of us.

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Pamemla Harvey

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: 06-07-2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

We landed in Ho Chi Minh and spent three days there. We went to see the tunnels that were excavated in the Vietnam War. Very interesting and thought-provoking. Did a local boat trip on the Mekong Delta. We were introduced to the way of life there and a had a splendid luncheon Prawns, fish, salads, etc. Something for everyone. Then on to De Nang. A very different experience. Wonderful markets with a variety of clothing, curiosities, food, and drink. Splendid Spa treatments. Went to the market umpteen times. Very good local restaurants all within walking distance of our hotel. Last stop was Hanoi. Another exciting experience. A highlight was meeting our agent Nguyĕn Thu Hà who was the most divine soul. She is extremely helpful and NOTHING is too much trouble. All our transport was arranged to and from airports and to venues and trips. The trip on Ha Long Bay on a cruise liner was fabulous. A country full of diversity and kind, happy and helpful people! A must visit. Try something different.

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Landy Lowe

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: 06-07-2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

We traveled from North to South in Vietnam over a two week period. It has been an absolute pleasure dealing with Ha from Vietnam Travel! From the first contact, she made me feel that I was her only client. I changed our itinerary, added people and flights, had many questions- she took it in her stride. She understood my needs and within minutes she would have a recommendation or a price ready.

I cannot recommend her services highly enough. My travel agent became a friend!

Thank you Ha- I will always think of you with happy memories when I think of our two weeks in Vietnam.

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Barbara

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: 30/04/2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Ha Nguyen from Vietnam tours was beyond excellent in her service in putting together the most amazing 2-week trip. We started in the south in Ho Chi Min and ended in the North. Having a local agent in Vietnam made a huge difference. All arrangements, transfers, and tours went like clockwork and she checked in all the time to ensure that all was Ok. Our homestay in Quoc Khanh Bamboo Homestay in Ninh Binh is also highly recommended. Beautiful countryside and if you have the time, really worthwhile taking a 2-hour drive cab from Hanoi and staying in a homestay once there. Contact Ha Nguyen by her WhatsApp number +84 915078294

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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 26/04/2019

Tipping is not customary in Vietnam but it's highly appreciated. Most the high-end services include a service fee but if you receive a service that exceeded your expectation, then a tip is highly recommended. Normally, you should tip at least 1-3 USD/pax/day for your guide and driver.

A Response from Seni World 18/07/2019

Vietnam's weather is tropical climate with high humidity creating a favorable condition for many insects especially mosquitoes. Whenever you head outside especially in mountainous areas, be sure to apply repellent to all areas of exposed skin. 

A Response from Seni World 15/04/2019

Depending on individual hotels, most of the hotels in Vietnam are equipped with all necessary amenities such as hair dryers, private bathroom, safety box, shampoo, body lotion and more. If you're not sure about the quality of these kinds of stuff, you can bring your own or buy outside.

A Response from Seni World 07/12/2018

You can easily find an ATM at any major cities across the country. Though, it's hard to find one in local areas, so make sure you prepare enough money for a journey out of the city.  Do not keep too much money along you to avoid the risk of theft. 

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