Overview

Joining our Tours to Vietnam and Cambodia in 13D12N 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 Riveside
  • Visiting Phnom Penh - a vibrant bustiling capital of Cambodia
  • Discovering Angkor Temples with untold stories in Siem Reap
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Trip Code: VNZA - 796

Trip Duration: 13 Days

Starting: Hanoi, Vietnam

Finishing: Siem Reap, Cambodia

Destination: Vietnam & Cambodia

Type of trip: Classic

Theme: Nature, history, culture

Ages: All ages

Group Size: Variable upon your inquiry

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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

Reviews

Reviews from actual Seni travelers. We publish all reviews.

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Based on 63 reviews. See some of the reviews here.

Rosh & Betti

Guest Country: Durban, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Vietnam tours have been awesome, especially Ashley Trang, the agent assigned to us. After finding this tour company on Facebook and making contact with them, Ashley immediately responded to my query. She worked tirelessly and efficiently to make sure that she catered to our every need and requirement. With her advice and expertise we here able to put together an itinerary, that has allowed us to have the best experience of this beautiful country, people,food and sights.

Our trip went without hitches from being transferred to airports and awesome hotels, organised private tours with knowledgeable English speaking tour guides and plenty free time with the best advice to explore at our leasure.

Ashley paid us a personal visit at our hotel in Hanoi, a gesture beyond her scope of duty. We have left Vietnam with very pleasant memories and will definitely recommend Vietnam Tours to family and friends.

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Lauren B

Guest Country: Johannesburg, South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

I booked my tour and from the moment of first contact Trung was amazing. He put together a bespoke tour for us that included everything we wanted to see (Hanoi, Halong Bay and Hoi An). The hotels were great, perfectly located and all the staff were incredibly helpful and went out of their way to make our stay memorable. The day tours and experiences were exactly what we were looking for and far exceeded our expectations. It truly was an amazing tour we will never forget.

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Philip Nel

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: October 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam and Cambodia

From day one the tour planning with Ashley from Vietnam tours was perfect and we had no trouble with pic-ups, tour guides and accommodation. The tour was informative and most enjoyable. We could not have asked for a better and more professional tour adviser than Ashley for the company. We had the best in 15 days what Cambodia and Vietnam could offer!!

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Annette R

Guest Country: South Africa

Travel Dates: September 2019

Traveled To: Vietnam

Will Nguyen was an absolute star! From putting together an unforgettable 7 days as per our requirements to making sure we have arrived in Vietnam and follow up messages to make sure everything is going as planned during our whole trip.

Thanks for an absolute best of our lifetime experience!!!

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Q&A’s

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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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