18-day Vietnam and Cambodia Tour

Tour Code: 
VC.18.DAYS
Duration: 
18D/17N
Frice from: 
1,261 (USD)
Route: 
HANOI - HALONG BAY - HUE CITY - HOIAN - NHATRANG - HO CHI MINH CITY - MEKONG DELTA - PHNOM PENH - SIEM REAP

This combination trip is one of our best-selling tour itinerary, which will provide you the best part of Vietnam and Cambodia, from the majestic temples of Angkor to the spectacular Halong Bay and the exciting Mekong Delta. Take a cyclo tour to travel through the famous Old Quarter to view the most elegant French colonial architectures in Hanoi; then move to Halong Bay, go fishing and swimming in jade green water and feel the natural beauty of the Bay; then transfer to Hoian to discover the quaint streets, ancient shrines and hospitable ambiance, as well as the gorgeous beaches just out of the town; move to Saigon, to witness the busy city life in Saigon and enjoy a full day unique Mekong River Cruise. Then Fly to Siem Reap, take two days to explore the splendid temples in Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

Tour Price: 
Private Tour (Group of PAX)Superior (USD/Person)Deluxe (USD/Person)First Class (USD/Person)Luxury (USD/Person)
2 1,429 1,866 2,690
3-5 1,341 1,777 2,601
6-10 1,261 1,697 2,520
SGL SUPP 476 904 1,648
Air tickets395
Service Inclusion: 

- 3, 4 or 5 star hotel on a twin-share basic with daily breakfast
- Meals as mentioned in the itineraries.
- All landed transfers within the tour by air-conditioned vehicle.
- Domestic air tickets in Vietnam and Cambodia.
- Speedboat from Chau Doc - Phnom Penh
- Boats in Halong Bay, Nhatrang, Mekong River.
- Sightseeing English speaking guide.
- All entrance and sightseeing fees as mentioned in the program
- All taxes & services charge.
- 1 bottle of mineral water and 1 wet tissue per person per day.

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DAY 01: HANOI ARRIVAL
Hanoi Capital (Vietnam)

Arriving at Noi Bai airport, after clearing immigration and customs, you will be met and privately transferred to the hotel. Check in and relax after a long flight. Stay overnight at the hotel in Ha Noi.

DAY 02: HANOI CITY TOUR
Meals: 
Breakfast
One Pillar Pagoda in Hanoi, Vietnam

In the early morning, meet your guide and start "Vietnam Tour in 2 weeks" for full day city tour exploring Hanoi. Start with the Mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh and the Presidential Palace, followed by the serene One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature known as the site of Vietnam's first university. Next, visit the National Museum of Vietnamese History - it has a total area of more than 2,200m2, displaying nearly 7,000 documents and objects. It also has over 100,000 specimens of precious objects from the cultures of Nui Don, Hoa Binh-Bac Son, and Dong Son. In the afternoon, walking around the Ha Noi Old Quarter, ending at the historic Hoan Kiem Lake, visit Ngoc Son, enjoy the Water Puppet Show. Stay overnight in Ha Noi.

DAY 03: HANOI - HALONG CRUISE
Meals: 
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Halong bay Vietnam

In the early morning, after having breakfast, drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay. Spend 24 hours on a traditional Junk Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as we sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands, including Dinh Huong and Ga Choi. Along the way visit one of the bay’s 3 largest caves (Thien Cung, Dau Go or Sung Sot). Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Tonkin Gulf (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.

DAY04 HALONG - HANOI - FLY TO HUE
Meals: 
Breakfast
Lunch
Halong bay Vietnam

Waking up surrounded by the tranquil beauty of the bay, we have time for an early morning dip with joys and emotions for watching sunrise on sea followed by breakfast. The cruise continues to move around the bay for us to discover more secluded areas; we then take kayaking and swimming in the stunning bay. The junk will be near us at all times serving as a backup vessel for those that require it. At around midday we will return to the main harbor before transferring to our awaiting vehicle for a 4-hour journey toward Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue City. Arrive in Hue City, meet your guide and transfer to city center for hotel check in. Stay overnight in Hue City.

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DAY 05: HUE FULL DAY CITY TOUR
Meals: 
Breakfast
Hue Imperial Citadel (Vietnam)

Today we will do full-day city tour. Starting by boat trip on Perfume River to visit the picturesque Thien Mu Pagoda, then visit Minh Mang King Tomb. Transfer back to Hue center for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take a visit to the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. After that, walking around and shopping in Dong Ba Market. Stay overnight in Hue City.

DAY 06: HUE - DANANG - CHAM MUSEUM – HOIAN
Meals: 
Breakfast
Lang Co Bay (Vietnam)

After having breakfast, drive to Hoi An ancient town. The scenery on the way is very beautiful, do not forget bring your camera, taking a lot of pictures. Stop at Lang Co beach for coffee and refreshments before winding our way up the spectacular Hai Van Pass to admire the stunning views north to Lang Co beach and south to Da Nang City. Continue on our way down to the other side and head to Da Nang where we will stop at the Cham Museum, the famed Vietnam Beach. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

DAY 07: TRA QUE VILLAGE AND COOKING CLASS
Meals: 
Breakfast
Lunch
Cooking class in Hoian (Vietnam)

Morning guide pick up you at the hotel. Take a bike to the downtown, stop by Hoi An’s colorful central market. Here you will have the opportunity to interact with the local sellers and learn about the ingredients to be used in the cooking lesson later. So make sure your camera is handy. 10:00 bike to Tra Que vegetable village. Welcome drink for rest and walk through the vegetable gardens where local farmers work on their fields using the traditional methods of hundreds of years ago, no electrical machinery here. 11:00 Work together with the chef. Learn the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. After the lesson, enjoy what you have cooked. Free rest of the day. Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Interesting activities in Hoi An Countryside

HOIAN INTERESTING ECO TOURS

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DAY 08: HOIAN FREE DAY
Meals: 
Breakfast
Hoian Old Town - The World Cutural Heritage
DAY 09: HOIAN - NHATRANG
Meals: 
Breakfast
Nhatrang - coastal city in Vietnam

Free until transfer to Danang airport for flight to Nha Trang - the country's premier resort town. Arrive in Nha Trang, transfer to the hotel for check in. In the rest of day, take free leisure for swimming on Nha Trang beach and city discovery. Stay overnight at hotel in Nha Trang

DAY 10: NHA TRANG ISLANDS AND SNORKELING TOUR
Meals: 
Breakfast
Lunch
A fishing village in Nhatrang bay (Vietnam)

Start from your hotel to Cau Da port. Visit Tri Nguyen Aquarium, snorkeling in Mun Island, where you can see lots of lives colorful corals and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nest. Then relaxing, swimming & doing water sports (expenses excluded) or other activities at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island calling “Mini beach”. On the way back you will visit a fishing village before going to the shore, back to the hotel. Stay overnight in Nha Trang

DAY 11: NHATRANG - HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR
Meals: 
Breakfast
Ho Chi Minh - The biggest city of Vietnam

Transfer to Cam Ranh airport for morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive in Ho Chi Minh City, car and guide pick up for half day city tour visit: Reunification Palace, War Remnant Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Post office, Dong Khoi Street, Ben Thanh market. Free at the rest of day. Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 12: HO CHI MINH - MEKONG HOME STAY
Meals: 
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
 visit mekong deltal vietnam

After breafast, transfer to Cai Be. Upon arriving, before going to the cruise ship terminal in Cai Be, the car stops at Cai Be Cao Dai Oratories, which is the religious symbol of local uniqueness. Then the visitors are picked up by the tourist boats to visit the floating market of rice in An Cu commune, Cai Be district – where is the rice trade largest exporter Southwest region of Vietnam, tourists will chat to learn more about daily life of the local people. The next destinations are the ancient village of Dong Hoa Hiep commune and Cai Be floating market. Leaving the floating market, tourist boats take visitors to Tan Phong islet and go to the Chin’s house by a rowing boat in the small canal. Here, guests and homeowners drink tea together, chat and learn more about the daily life of the people Tan Phong islet and how to make lotus tea, lotus jam. Then, guests will enjoy a lotus tea, lotus jam while hearing some Vietnamese traditional tune performed by Mr. Chin. Goodbye Mr. Chin, tourists continue visiting the orchard of Ms. Hang, enjoying the fruits in the garden picked by guests. The next destination is Mekong Eco restaurant where the diners have a chance to participate in cooking process and enjoy their lunch. After the meal, tourists can try to pull the fish hooves, experience the foot bridge – the unique feature of the Southern of Vietnam and take a rest on the hammock woven by banana rope. It will be certainly very interesting. Next, tourists will have an opportunity to enjoy the rowing boat in small canals and stop at MeKong Ecolodge, tourists will check-in their room and take a rest. Around 4p.m: Tourists participate in scooping ditch to fishing activity and the picking vegetables in restaurant’s garden to prepare for dinner. After that, diners and Ecolodge’s members will cook together and enjoy our meal.

Interesting activities in Mekong Delta

INTERESTING ACTIVITIES IN MEKONG DELTA

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DAY 13: MEKONG CYCLING TOUR - CANTHO
Meals: 
Breakfast
 visit mekong deltal vietnam

8a.m: Tourists can receive the bike -after having breakfast- to begin the journey in which the tourists have an opportunity to discover an enjoyable itinerary and participate in a lot of activities with local people in Tan Phong island. First of all, tourist will visit Ms Ba’s house to learn how to make the rice-paper used to make the sping roll dishes. Then, the passengers continue going to Ms. 6’s house to see the method to knit the banana hammock from the rope of dry banana leaves. The next destination is Ms Yen’s house - the place where the travelers can learn the way to make jack-fruit leaf cake - a cake is said to be special cake of Tan Phong island - guests and homeowners will work together and enjoy cake. After that, the tourists will visit Ms Muoi- a very old woman- to see the method to make the leaves that can be the roof of Vietnamese house. Say goodbye to Ms Muoi, visitors cycle to Thao’s house to know how to knit water hyacinth, guests can also enjoy their first  handmade lovely gift with the guidance of Ms. Thao. Next, tourists visit a school, to interact with the children. Finally, holidaymakers come back to Mekong Ecolodge to take a rest and check out. At around 12 a.m: Guests have an opportunity to experience the Hiep Duc ferry boat with the local people to go through Tien River and the car will pick guests up in the opposite side. Drive to Can Tho City - is the biggest city of the Mekong Delta. Arive in Can Tho, check in your hotel. Free to discover the city at night. Overnight in Can Tho City.

DAY 14: CANTHO - CHAUDOC
Meals: 
Breakfast
Cai Rang floating market in Cantho City

In early morning, take boat trip to visit Cai Rang Market. It is said that “not being in Cai Rang floating market means not knowing the land of Tay Do – an old name of Can Tho”. Cai Rang floating market, one of the famous floating markets of the Southwest, specializes in selling fruits and agricultural products of the whole region.There are hundred boats gather together where their owners start to sell agri - products. To be recognized easily, they hang out product samples on a long bamboo (called Cay Beo) in front of the boats, so that they do not need to cry their wares as in mainland market. Then, drive approximately three hours to the riverside town of Chau Doc, a colourful and sleepy town near the Vietnam-Cambodia border.  Stay overnight in Chau Doc.

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DAY15 CHAUDOC – PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR
Meals: 
Breakfast
Phnom Penh, Capital of Cambodia

Morning, transfer to harbor for speedboat from Chau Doc to Phnom Penh (about 4hours). Upon arrival, meet your guide, transfer to the hotel in Phnom Penh. In the afternoon visit to Toul Sleng Museum, Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum. Stay overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

 

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DAY 16: PHNOM PENH ARCHITECTURE TOUR – FLY TO SIEM REAP
Meals: 
Breakfast
Post Office in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

After breakfast, at 8am we set out for Phnom Penh Architecture Tour By Cyclo, started from your hotel by cyclo for a three hour tour through the streets of Phnom Penh to admire the mix of Khmer and French colonial architecture. A local professional escort will explain the history, structure and style of the buildings such as the Old Post Office, the Railway Station and the Central Market. Some of the buildings you are able to enter and explore the interior in more depth while others can only be observed from the outside. Cambodia’s most famous architect, H.E. Vann Molyvann had a big hand in developing many of the structures you admire today. Transfer to airport for departure to Siem Reap, on arrival meet and transfers to hotel for check in.

DAY 17: ANGKOR TEMPLE TOUR
Meals: 
Breakfast
Angkor Temple in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Beat the crowd early morning by 7am, visit the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that you may remember forever. And continue to visit the intricately carved Khmer ruins at Angkor Wat - one of the world’s most impressive ruins.  The temple still owns fine Apsara carvings in Angkorian era art. Lunch is own account. Afternoon, explore the mysterious Royal city Angkor Thom. City & Bayon Its 54-tower temple is an awesome sight. At first glance it seems a shapeless mass of stone, but further scrutiny reveals a face, and then another and another until suddenly you are engulfed by the silent, heavy, enigmatic and silent gaze through half-closed eyes, staring out from a primitive and remote time. Further, visit to the surroundings of the complex including the Baphou, Elephant Terraces, Lepper King Terrace and Royal Place area and visit one more ruin in Angkor Area of Preah Khan temple, built in 12th century by King Jayavarman VII and it is the same style to Ta Prom Temple.

DAY 18: SIEM REAP DEPART
Meals: 
Breakfast

Free until transfer to Siem Reap airport for flight back home or to next destinations. End of our services in Vietnam and Cambodia.

Accommodation: 
LocationSuperiorDeluxeFirst ClassLuxury
Ha NoiMedallionBoss LegendHotel De l'Opera
Halong Bay CruiseBai Tho JunkIndochina SailsParadise Cruise
Hue CityRosaleenAlba SpaLa Residence
Hoi AnVinh Hung CityHoi An Silk VillagePalm Garden Resort
Nha TrangBalconyLiberty Central Sunrise Nhatrang
Ho Chi Minh CitySignature Saigon Liberty Central Le Meridien
Can Tho CityIris Can ThoWest CanthoVictoria Cantho
Chau DocChau PhoVictoria Chau DocVictoria Chau Doc
Phnom PenhTown View Villa LangkaSokha Phnom Penh
Siem ReapLa Niche D'AngkorAngkor ParadiseSokha Angkor Resort
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