Best Of Cambodia & Vietnam Tour, 15 days

Tour Overview

Discover the most captivating and awe-inspiring destinations across Cambodia  and Vietnam  on this 15-day trip taking in beautiful landscapes and vibrant cities across two enchanting countries.

This trip will commence in historic Siem Reap,a gate way to the complex of Angkor Temples. We will explore the splendid Angkor Temple complex, taking in the most beautiful and interesting temple ruins, including the notorious Angkor Wat and the pink sandstone Banteay Srey Temple. We will take a boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake, visiting floating villages and meeting the communities who live on the lake. We will journey overland to Phnom Penh to see the city’s atmospheric temples, historic monuments, bustling markets and harrowing memorials to the Cambodian genocide. Continuing toHo Chi Minh City, we will delve into the fascinating colonial and war-time history of the city, before venturing into the verdant Mekong Delta region to see how local people live here and enjoy the lush scenery by boat. We will ascend the spectacular Marble Mountain and visit the famous Cham Museum. We will travel on to the pretty town of Hoi An, walking through the most beautiful parts of the town and enjoying free time to relax on the beach. Traversing the Hai Van Pass, we arrive in Hue, where we will boat down the Perfume River and explore temples, mausoleums and markets in the surrounding countryside. We board a night train to Hanoi and experiencethe  majestic Halong Bay by boat. We will cruise past dramatic islands jutting out of emerald waters and stop at an impressive cave. We round off the trip in Hanoi, where we will see the city’s most significant attractions

Tour Information

Tour HighLight

+ Learn about Cambodia’s ancient civilization at the magnificent Angkor complex, with an itinerary of carefully selected temple ruins to get the most out of your visit

+ Experience the town of Siem Reap and enjoy free time exploring.

+ Cruise to the beautiful Tonle Sap Lake, getting a taste of local life for the communities living on the lake.

+ Take in the energetic city of Phnom Penh and it’s most exciting attractions, including Royal Palace and the notorious ‘Killing Fields’.

+ Experience the bustling energy of Ho Chi Minh City, visiting the war museum, colonial buildings and lively markets

+ Enjoy free time to explore Ho Chi Minh City and try local delicacies

+ Delve into the Mekong Delta, visiting traditional riverside villages and experiencing the peace of this region

+ Stroll through the charming town of Hoi An to see the most beautiful buildings and absorb the town’s unique atmosphere, with free time to enjoy the nearby beach

+ Climb or take a cable car up Marble Mountain for panoramic views of the surrounding region and visit the famous Cham Museum

+ Discover the ancient capital of Hue, with a tour of the citadel, an excursion down the Perfume River to visiting Mausoleums and Pagodas in the surrounding countryside

+ Cruise through Halong Bay on a traditional boat, absorbing the wonderful scenery and impressive caves in the area

+ Visit Vietnam’s capital, Hanoi, and see the most important monuments and temples in the city

+ Private airport transfers and experienced, knowledgeable local guides ensure that you will get the most out of your trip

Tour Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival – Siem Reap

Greeted  at airport by our guide and driven to hotel. Check in hotel and have free time to explore Siem Reap Town at leisure.

OVERNIGHT: Siem Reap MEALS: No

On arrival at Siem Reap  Airport, you are greeted by our guide and taken to your hotel by private transfer.  You may have free time to relax and catch your first glimpse of Siem Reap Town which is a gateway to the ruins of Angkor Temple Complex , which is regarded as the largest religious structure in the world. This archeological site stretches over an forested area of some 400 square kilometers and contains the magnificent remains from the different capitals of the Khmer Empire between  802 AD and 1350 AD. They range from stunning architectural marvels to ordinary edifices full of rubble and will make for an exciting exploration in forthcoming days. No activity planned for this afternoon, you have some time free to  explore Siem Reap Town at your leisure. This urban center has grown up from a relatively small backwater town into the fastest growing settlement in Cambodia. The vibrant downtown is tightly packed with small eating spots, shop houses, luminous bars, and bustling old market, offering an interesting exploration. Today you can take an optional visit to the Angkor National Museum, a showpiece on the Khmer civilization and the majesty of Angkor. The rich collection of Angkorian artifacts remains a very useful experience for first-time visitors, putting the story of Angkor and the Khmer empire in context before exploring the temples. This optional activity is not included; however, your guide is in hand to provide you with some suggestion. 

Day 2

Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Take drive to archeological site and visit Angkor Thom, South Gate, Royal Enclosure and Bayon. Continue seeing famous Angkor Wat and catch sunset from Pre Rup Temple.

OVERNIGHT: Siem Reap MEALS: No

Day 3

Siem Reap – Banteay Srey

Head out of Siem Reap Town, explore Banteay Srey Temple. Continue seeing  Ta Prohm Temple, Neak Pean and Preah Khan.

OVERNIGHT: Siem Reap MEALS: Breakfast

Day 4

Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Phnom Penh

Board a local boat to see  Tonle Sap Lake and floating houses of fish men living on this lake.  Travel by tourist bus to Phnom Penh.

OVERNIGHT: Phnom Penh MEALS: Breakfast

Day 5

Phnom Penh

Spend this day exploring Phnom Penh with Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum of Cambodia. And Wat Phnom. Continue seeing Toul Sleng Museum and Killing Fields before strolling around Central Market.

OVERNIGHT: Phnom Penh MEALS: Breakfast

Day 6

Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh

Transfer to Phnom Penh tourist bus station . Board a tourist bus and head south to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Catch views of rural landscape on the way and reach Ho Chi Minh Terminal after 5 or 6 hours. Met by our guide and check in hotel.

OVERNIGHT: Ho Chi Minh MEALS: Breakfast

Day 7

Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels – Ho Chi Minh

Drive to Cu Chi and explore the  Cu Chi Tunnels. Return to Ho Chi Minh and Enjoy a half day city tour, including Nguyen Hue Boulevard, Notre Dame Cathedral, Old Saigon Post Office , War Remnant Exhibit then take a walk in Ben Thanh Market.

OVERNIGHT: Ho Chi Minh MEALS: Breakfast

Day 8

Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta - Da Nang – Hoi An

Travel by road to Mekong Delta and take a boat trip on the Mekong River to explore  Mekong Delta. Visit Unicorn Island and Ben Tre with cottage industries. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh to take flight toDa Nang. Met by our guide and driven to Hoi An.

OVERNIGHT: Hoian MEALS: Breakfast

Day 9

Hoi An

Spend this day exploring Hoi An with Japanese Bridge, Museum of Trade Ceramics, Chua Ong Pagoda, Old Tan Ky House and Phuc Kien Assembly hall. Have free time to relax.

OVERNIGHT: Hoian MEALS: Breakfast

Day 10

Hoi An - Hue

Take a drive to Hue, with stopover at Hai Van Pass and Lang Co Beach. Check in hotel in Hue and visit Hue with Imperial Citadel and  Dong Ba Market

OVERNIGHT: Hue MEALS: Breakfast

Day 11

Hue – Hanoi

Take a boat trip along Perfume River to see  Thien Mu Pagoda. Continue to visit Ming Mang and   Khai Dinh Mausoleums . Drive to see Open Air Arena and have free time to explore Hue at leisure.  Travel by night train to Hanoi.

OVERNIGHT: Vietnam MEALS: Breakfast

Day 12

Arrival - Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

Arriving in Hanoi late morning, met by our guide and driven to Halong Bay. En route, catch a look at roadside villages and rice fields. Arrival in Halong Bay Embark a cruise for two day trip in Halong Bay, visit the scenic stone landscape and enjoy sea activities.

OVERNIGHT: Halong Bay MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 13

Halong Bay – Hanoi

Get up early to join the Tai Chi exercise or explore the bay at dawn. Visit Surprise cave and have brunch on cruise before heading back to Hanoi.

OVERNIGHT: Hanoi MEALS: Breakfast

Day 14

Ha Noi

Spend a day to explore Hanoi, seeing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum ( close on Mon. and Fri) and  Ho Chi Minh House , One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of  Literature  and Vietnam Museum of Ethnology.  Take a walk around the old quarter and enjoy a water puppet show.

OVERNIGHT: Hanoi MEALS: Breakfast

Day 15

Hanoi- Departure

Check out hotel and transfer to airport for departure.

OVERNIGHT: Hanoi MEALS: Breakfast

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What are Included?

Tour Transport:

Car, minivan or bus, private or joint boat , train,  mentioned  flights ( 20kg luggage allowance )

Tour Accommodation:

12 nights at hotel and 1 night on cruise  on twin sharing basis,  1 night on train

Included Meals:

14 breakfast (B) ,1 lunch (L) and 1 dinner (D)

Guide/Leader:

English speaking guide. French , Germany , Spanish, Italian, Russian  speaking guide can be arranged with on request.

Tour Activities:

Sightseeing tour of Angkor Temples  with entrance fee

Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake in Siem Reap

Sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh  with entrance fee

Sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh with entrance fee

Excursion to Cu Chi with entrance fee

Boat trip in Mekong Delta

Sightseeing tour of Hoi An with entrance fee

Sightseeing tour of Hue with entrance fee

Boat trip in Hue

Sightseeing tour of Hanoi with entrance fee

Water puppet show in Hanoi

Boat trip in Halong Bay with entrance fee

What are Excluded?

 

Transport  to Siem Reap /from Hanoi  , Optional services ( extra activities, pre /post night, airport -hotel -airport transfer)

Visa fee to Cambodia and Vietnam

Travel insurance

Tipping for tour guide/ leader, driver and local service

Single room on request and personal expenses

How are Hotels?

NO LISTING

Tour document

To make your trip more convenient, we would like to provide quick facts to ensure that you have the right travel documents.

 

PASSPORT & VISA

The passport must have six-months validity remaining and one blank page for entry stamp. To enter and Cambodia and Vietnam, foreigners require a valid visa, except  nationals of certain countries, which may visit  these countries  without visa for a period of time. You are required to contact our sales dep. to get the update visa exemption.

 

VACCINATION

At this time, no vaccination is required, but you should check with your doctor the health  information of Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia.

 

CUSTOM REGULATION

1.VIETNAM

Vietnam custom regulation: free import of 200 cigarettes, or 20 cigars or 250 grams of tobacco, 1,5 liters liquor at 20% volumes and above or 2 liters liquor below 20% volume or 3 liters of alcoholic beverages (excl. wines) and soft drinks, 5 kilograms of tea in maximum, 3 kilograms of coffe in maximum, a reasonable quantity of perfume and personal belongings, and other goods, total value of which is not exceeding ten million VND.

Import and export of firearms and ammunition is prohibited. Transit transportation of firearms, ammunition, explosives and highly dangerous goods is subject to prior approval from the government of Viet Nam.

No restriction of currency is applied for entry or exit Vietnam. However you must make the declaration if you bring along  Vietnamese Dong in excess of VND 150,000,000 or foreign currency in excess of 5,000 U.S. dollars or equivalent.  

2.CAMBODIA

Cambodia  custom regulation: free import of 400 cigarettes or 100 cigars or 400 grams of tobacco,  2 liters of alcohol or wine,  350 milliliters of perfume or eau de toilette, personal effects.

Currently, goods worth more than USD 100 are subject to customs duty and taxes and goods with a value of more than USD 300 must be declared on a Customs Declaration Form.

The foreign currency in amounts exceeding USD 10,000.- (in cash or checks) must be declared on arrival or departure.

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