VIET NAM – CAMBODIA 15 DAYS

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Daily Tour 15 days
Vietnam - Cambodia Tour Guide: Viet Nam

HIGHLIGHTS:

This program combines the hidden charm of Vietnam and the mystical treasures of Angkor in Cambodia with a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and traditional lifestyle found throughout the Mekong Delta… The tour is flexible, you can start in Hanoi (Vietnam) and end in Siem Reap (Cambodia) or vice versa.

Start City  : Hanoi

End City: Siem Reap

Duration: 15 days/ 14 nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Visit: Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoian, Hue, Saigon, Mekong Delta ,Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.

Extendable with optional tours from Hanoi and from Siem Reap.

 Time Destination Activity Meal
Day 1 Ha Noi Arrive Ha Noi
Day 2 Ha Noi city Ha Noi city tour B/L
Day 3 Bai Tu Long Bay Ha Noi – Ha Long – Bai Tu Long Bay B/L/D
Day 4 Hue Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi – Hue B/L
Day 5 Hue City Hue City Tour B
Day 6 Via Hai Van Pass Hue – Hoi An – Via Hai Van Pass B
Day 7 Hoi An Hoi An – Cooking Class – Spa Treatment B/L
Day 8 HCMC Hoi An – Da Nang – HCMC B
Day 9 Mekong Delta HCMC – Mekong Delta B/L
Day 10 HCMC Mekong – Floating Markets – HCMC B/L
Day 11 Phomphenh Ho Chi Minh – Phomphenh B
Day 12 Russian Markets Killing Fields – Tuol Sleng Museum – Russian Markets B/L
Day 13 Siem reap Phomphenh – Siem reap
Day 14 Angkor Wat Temple Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Temple B/L
Day 15 Departure B

Tour cost : Per Person by USD

Option
Hotel grade
        Deluxe
3 star
            Luxury
4  star
       First class
5 star
Group Day Tour
All Private Tour
  1. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details
  2. Single Travel with extra cost
  3. Cheaper accommodation 2 star options available on request .

 Notes :

  1. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details

Tour Includes:

  • Domestic airfares Hanoi to Hue , Da Nang to HCM ,HCMC – Phomphenh
  • Airport transfers
  • Accommodation
  • Guided tours as per itinerary.
  • Transport as shown in itinerary
  • Meals as per itinerary
  • Entry fee tickets and permits

Excluded:

  • International airfares
  • Visas and travel insurance
  • Any extra costs incurred due to weather, natural disasters or changes in government policy
  • All personal expenses
  • Mini Bar charges & tips
  • Meals and activities not clearly shown in the itinerary.

Additional information

  • All prices are per person in US $ based on double occupancy.
  • Surcharges and / or compulsory gala dinners are applicable between December 23rd and January 2nd and also during the Lunar New Year period.
  • Prices subject to change without notice.

MEALS:

  • Should you have any special dietary requirements (vegetarian vegan or food allergy) please advise us in advance.
  • Meals provided are included in the itinerary.
  • Breakfast will be served in your hotel and will include Vietnamese and Western dishes.
  • Lunches are arranged at Vietnamese restaurants in scenic areas. Your tour guides are happy to assist with your selection.

Day 1: Arrival Ha Noi

Our driver will meet you at Hanoi airport and transfer you to your hotel in the Old Quarter of Hanoi.

After check in, you can explore the exciting Old Quarter or simply relax until morning.

Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Ha Noi city tour (B/L)

0800h – Guide will meet you at your hotel & you will depart to visit: Ho Chi Minh Complex: Completed in 1975 the complex contains Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, his former stilt house residence, the Presidential Palace and the Ho Chi Minh museum. Next stop is a visit to the Temple of Literature: Originally built as a temple to Confucius,

1200h – A delicious set menu lunch will be provided for you in a local restaurant.

1300h – Your tour recommences with a visit to the Museum of Ethnology which is widely acknowledged as the best in Vietnam and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. Then it is on to the Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake.

The Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets, is a bustling area of narrow streets home to literally thousands of small businesses and street vendors, selling a wide variety of goods. Originally each of the 36 streets names’ were related to the products being sold there. Hence you can walk from Fish Street to Tin Street to Bamboo Street and you will enjoy exploring the area while riding in a traditional cyclo.

1700h – Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3: Ha Noi – Ha Long – Bai Tu Long Bay (B/L/D)

0730h – Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi and start the road journey to Halong Bay. Along the way you will enjoy the peaceful scenery as you travel through the countryside and farmlands of the Red River Delta.

1230h – Arrive at Hon Gai wharf where you will meet the Captain and crew and enjoy a welcome drink while you receive your cruise briefing and safety instructions before checking and being shown to your cabin. 1300h – A delicious fresh seafood will be served as the boat passes through many of the thousands of islands and islets within Ha Long Bay towards Bai Tu Long Bay and Vong Vieng floating village.

1530h – Drop anchor at the picturesque Vong Vieng floating village and visit local houses, fish farms, schools and have a chat with the friendly locals. You will have time for a swim or go paddling in a kayak on the calm waters of the bay before returning to the main boat.

1700h – Back on board, enjoy the sunset and continue cruising to Luom Bo where you will enjoy dinner and overnight on board the boat.

Over night on the Junk.

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi – Hue (B/L)

0630h – Enjoy your breakfast with a cup of tea or coffee while cruising on the bay.

0830h – Explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Ha Long Bay. Sung Sot or “Surprise Cave” is located on Bo Hon Island, and is one of the most spectacular and largest caves in Ha Long Bay. The cave is reached by climbing approximately 100 stone steps and the journey up allows some excellent views of the bay below.

0930h – Back on board you will continue cruising while you enjoy the stunning views of the Bay and relax.

1030h – Lunch is served on board while cruising back to the pier at Ha Long. Unfortunately, after lunch it will be time to check out ready to start your journey back the Hanoi.

1200h – Arrive Hon Gai wharf and after saying your farewells to the crew and new friends, it will be time to start the drive back to Hanoi.

1630h – Arrive to your hotel in Hanoi .

Free time until the car will pick you up from the hotel to Ha Noi airport for flight to Hue . Arrival to Hue airport the driver will pick you up and transfer to Hue hotel .

Over night in Hue

Day 5: Hue City Tour (B/L)

Once the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hue is the home of several wonderfully interesting world heritage listed sites and the area has a lot to offer visitors. Although many historical sites were damaged in the recent war with America it is still a fascinating place.

09.30h – Your English speaking guide will meet you at the Hotel and take you on an interesting tour of the city and perfume river. You will visit the impressive complex of the Imperial Citadel. Built in the 19th Century and surrounded by high stone walls and moat, the Citadel was once the exclusive home of the Nguyen Imperial Family. It is similar to Chinas’ Forbidden City and is not to be missed. You will also take a cruise on the famous Perfume River and visit Minh Mang  and Tu Duc tombs.

Overnight in Hue

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An – Via Hai Van Pass.(B)

0900h: Pick up from your hotel hotel & transfer to Hoi An. Travel via Hai Van pass and visiting Marble Mountain en-route.

The scenery from the top of Hai Van pass is spectacular and offers some great photo opportunities out over the bay and down to the fishing village of Lang Co. Marble Mountain actually consists of a group of 5 separate mountains known as the Element Mountains named Metal, Wood, Water, Fire and Earth. Thuy Son or Water Mountain is the largest and most beautiful of the mountains and several large Buddhist temples have been built into the caves and grottoes. Recently two new elevators have been constructed that make it only a short trip to the most popular area on the mountain.

1330h – Arriving Hoi An and check into your hotel.

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An – Cooking Class – Spa Treatment (B/L)

0800h: Driver will meet you at your hotel and take you to your Vietnamese cooking class at a well known venue in Hoi An. After you have practiced your new skills, you will get to enjoy what you have cooked for your lunch.

Enjoy the rest of the day to yourself to self sitting around the pool, walking along the beach or catch the hotel shuttle bus into town to check on your new clothes.

1200h – 1800h: Please refer to your confirmation slip to arrange your 60 min Spa appointment.

Overnight in Hoi An .

Day 8: Hoi An – Da Nang – Flight to  HCMC (B)

Your driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang airport to board your morning flight to HCMC

Arrive to Ho Chi Minh where our driver will meet at the airport and transfer you to your hotel in the exciting district 1 area of Ho Chi Minh.

14.30h: Your City tour will start from your hotel with a local guide by first heading to Chinatown for a walking tour through back streets of Ben Thanh Market

Once you finish lunch you visit the haunting but very interesting War Remnants Museum and take a walking tour to Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, General Post office, Opera house and downtown Saigon. The War Remnants Museum was originally opened in September 1975; it displays items from the American War.

The trip is designed to give you an insight into the history, culture and the daily life activities of the locals in Ho Chi Minh City.

17.00h: Return to your hotel and overnight at the Hotel.

Overnight in HCMC

Day 9: HCMC – Mekong Delta (B/L)

0730h – Check out and transport will pick you up from your hotel and you will leave Ho Chi Minh city and start your scenic journey along the National Highway toward My Tho.

On arrival at My Tho you will visit Vinh Trang Pagoda. Built in 1849, the Vinh Trang Pagoda is located in a large garden in My Tho City. The pagoda is a blend of Asian and European styles of architecture which together create the beautiful but simple features of the pagoda.

Next you will take a leisurely boat ride on the river and view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages situated on the river bank. Continue on to Tortoise islet where lunch will be served in an orchard garden.

After your delicious lunch, you will take a boat ride to An Khanh and enjoy relaxing on a hand-rowed sampan on the shaded waters while you travel along the natural canals. You will also have the opportunity to enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea while listening to “Southern Vietnamese folk music” performed by locals.

Visit a small family business and taste their delicious coconut candy which is a specialty of the region & observe the local life style as you roam through fruit plantations and the surrounding area.

Continue on to Can Tho and check into the hotel and enjoy some free time to visit the bustling Can Tho market.

Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 10: Mekong – Floating Markets – HCMC (B/L/)

0530h-0600h – Driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you by bus to the wharf where you will board a motor boat for a leisurely trip through the tributaries of the lower Mekong to visit Cai Rang floating market.

Cai Rang is one of the 3 biggest floating markets in the delta region and you will see hundreds of boats, packed with local mangoes, bananas, papaya and pineapple as well as many other items for sale. Then take a ride in the motorboat along small leafy creeks to a village where you can walk around and meet with the friendly locals. For the brave visitors, you can learn how to cross a Monkey bridge which is built by using bamboo and ropes.

Free time until the driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to Ho  Chi Minh.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Phomphenh (B)

Your driver will meet you at the hotel and transfer you to Ho Chi Minh airport to board your morning flight to Phomphenh

Arrive to Phomphenh where our driver will meet at the airport and transfer you to your hotel .

Overnight in Phomphenh

Day 12: Killing Fields – Tuol Sleng Museum – Russian Markets (B/L)

0800h – Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you will drive approx 15 km south to the killing fields of Choeung Ek.

After lunch in a local restaurant, you will return to Phnom Penh and visit the Notorious Tuol Sleng Museum. In 1975, Tuol Svay Prey High School was taken over by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the infamous S-21 prison. S-21 became the largest detention centre and torture facility in the country where more than

Next is a vist to the Russian Market which is one of the premier shopping destinations in the Cambodian capital. Known as Psar Tuol Tom Pong, it earned its nickname in the 1980s, when Russians were the only tourists in Cambodia. You will find a wide range of goods on sale and is a great place to shop for your souvenirs

1700h: Return to your hotel and overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 13: Phomphenh – Siem reap (B)

0900h: Your driver will meet you at the hotel and you will depart on your road journey to Siem Reap in a private air conditioned vehicle.

1500h: Arrive Siem Reap and check in to your hotel where you will overnight.

Day 14: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Temple (B/L)

0730h: After breakfast your English speaking guide will meet you at your hotel and you will leave to visit the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor, Angkor Wat. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing Lunch at local restaurant and in the afternoon and visit the ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephants Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and Bayon Temple

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 15: Departure (B)

Free time until your driver will pick up guest from the hotel and transfer you to international airport for your departure.

End of tour.

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