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A journey from Halong Bay to Angkor Wat offers you the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia which takes you through the highlights, history and culture of two diverse countries. Begin your journey immersed in the history of Hanoi, then feast your eyes on stunning natural landscapes of Halong Bay, experience the charming riverside town of Hoian, the exotic of Mekong Delta to the jaw dropping temples of Angkor. This is an unforgettable holiday that Travel Vietnam designed for you & your loved ones!


Start city: Hanoi (Vietnam)

End city: Siem Reap (Cambodia)

Durations 14 Days 13 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Halong Bay (including Lan Ha Bay & Bai Tu Long Bay) – Danang – Hoian – Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap

Extendable with optional tours from Siem Reap (Cambodia)

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Any part of this itinerary can be tailor-made to fit your needs, e.g. tour length, activities, destinations, hotels.

This is sample itinerary for the package of From Halong Bay to Angkor Wat. Contact us for more details and best offer (Prices depend on your travel dates, specific hotels/ resorts and activities).
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
Day 3: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Overnight on cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Overnight on cruise.
Day 5: Halong Bay – Hai Phong – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian.
Day 6: Hoian City Tour.
Day 7: Hoian Ecotour.
Day 8: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Can Tho.
Day 9: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City Tour.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Siem Reap.
Day 12: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples.
Day 13: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Horse Ride.
Day 14: Siem Reap Departure.

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival.
Welcome to Hanoi, Vietnam’s bustling colonial capital. Your driver and guide will meet you outside the baggage claim of Noi Bai International Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. Spend the afternoon getting acquainted with Hanoi by visiting Hanoi’s main attractions: the Opera House, Old Quarter, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple. In the evening, savor a welcome dinner of authentic Vietnamese food at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour.
Today you have a full day to explore Vietnam’s charming capital; with its wide tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and ancient oriental pagodas. Hanoi is an eclectic mix that offers something for everyone. Your city tour will take you to Hanoi’s key sites: the Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and stilt house), the nearby One Pillar Pagoda; the Presidential Palace; the Temple of Literature; the Quan Thanh Temple, the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda & West Lake; and one of the city's museums (a choice between the History Museum and the Ethnology Museum). In the late afternoon enjoy a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese Art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.
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Day 3: Hanoi – Hai Phong – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay – Overnight on cruise.
Join Orchid Cruise, the first 5 star cruise line that offers the most comprehensive itinerary. Explore the bay of wonders:  Halong Bay,  Bai Tu Long Bay and  Lan Ha Bay. Take a rest on a leisure cruise; relax on the crystal blue ocean or on a charming white sand beach! You will soon forget all you stress and enjoy your journey to the land of pleasure: wonderful landscapes, fresh and tasty seafood, peaceful atmosphere. This will surely be a vacation of a lifetime!
No need to wake up early today to travel to Halong Bay as popular itineraries on a journey of 3.5 hour drive. We design a very comfortable route that brings you to Halong Bay closer! After breakfast, meet your driver at the lobby of hotel then spend just about 2 hours on one of Vietnam’s the most modern highways to Dinh Vu Port in Hai Phong City where your 5 star cruise awaits for you.
12h00: Transfer by tender to the Orchid Cruise.
12h15: Welcome aboard! Enjoy a complimentary drink while you checking and review safety instructions. Your exploration of Halong Bay begins - one of the New Seven Wonders of Nature.
12h40: Your Orchid Cruise proceeds to Da Chong islet where you can see a lighthouse built by the French over 100 years ago. Enjoy lunch on-board before continuing your journey via the islets of Duck (Con Vit) and Gia Luan. These amazing limestone karst formations rise up out of the sea in an impressive manner. This area is untouched due to being a fair way from Halong City, not so many tourist boats venture here, meaning it has a more isolated appeal.
14h45: Progress to Ba Trai Dao beach area of Lan Ha Bay, a separate part of Halong Bay. Geologically, Lan Ha is an extension of Halong Bay but sits in a different province of Vietnam. The region is known for its pristine beaches and spectacular beauty with about 400 fascinating karst islands and limestone outcrops. Unlike Ha Long Bay, the islands of Lan Ha Bay are forested, and most are small in stature.
15h00: Experience the small coracles that used by fishermen for centuries. You will learn how they go to trade or to cast fishing nets whilst navigating the waters in their tiny craft.
Alternatively, you may prefer to kayak amongst the jutting karsts or simply enjoy a swim in the crystal waters of the bay. (This program offered April through November)
In the winter months, (December to March) you may visit Viet Hai village. Bike along the village path and go through lush forests. Enjoy stunning scenery of rice fields on the way. Optional electric cart service is available (at an extra cost).
17h45: Return to your ship. You may watch the magnificent sunset over the Gulf of Tonkin or join a traditional cooking class. The ship’s chef will instruct you in the making of some Vietnamese dishes.
Option: Massage service available, please book with Cruise Manager directly.
19h30: Dinner is served. Enjoy delicious local food prepared and served by professional on-board catering staff.
21h30: Watch the water glistening in the moonlight as you lounge on the top deck sipping a cocktail of choice or try your hand at squid fishing- one of the most interesting evening activities that you may experience. Overnight on board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on cruise.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Bai Tu Long Bay – Overnight on cruise.
6h00: Early birds may like to join an early Tai-Chi class overlooking the bay.
Enjoy coffee, tea and pastries for breakfast served in the dining room with morning view of sunrise on the bay.
8h30: Transfer to a day boat to visit Ba Hang village, a small community with around 50 residents. Reach to Ba Hang village by a rustic–row boat; meet the local people who will help navigate to the village located in an area of quiet, peaceful and stunning scenery. Step by in time as the lives of the fisherman have changed little.  
10h30: Admire incredible stalactites and stalagmites in Sung Sot Cave, one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay. Then return to the boat for lunch.
14h30: If the weather permits, you can swim by Ti Top Beach, which is famed for its fresh atmosphere, clean water, and smooth white sand.
16h00: Back to The Orchid to relax or enjoy panorama views of the bay at the sunset.
19h30: Dine on-board.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on cruise.

Day 5: Halong Bay – Hai Phong – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoian.
6h00: Rise early to witness the bay at its very best whilst enjoying an invigorating Tai Chi session on the sundeck. After breakfast, continue your journey and head out by canoes to explore the bay in the area where the Dark & Bright Cave is situated.
9h45: Return to The Orchid for check-out procedures.
10h15: Enjoy a delightful brunch as you are navigating back to Dinh Vu Pier.
11h35: Disembark.
12h10: Transfer to Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport for your in-country flight to Danang. Upon arrival, your driver will meet you and take you to your hotel in Hoian, a sleepy riverside ancient town.
Meals: Brunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.

Day 6: Hoian City Tour.
From the 16th to 18th centuries Hoian was a thriving international port frequented by Chinese, Dutch, French, Japanese, Portuguese and Arab traders, who came to trade in the high quality silk still produced in the region. Today, Hoian is a relaxing resort popular with tourists for its eclectic architecture, skilled tailors and numerous cafes.
Take a morning walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient town, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year old Tan Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. After lunch, take a short boat trip to a nearby island and visit a handicraft village specializing in ceramics. Return to the resort in the late afternoon and enjoy the free evening at your leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.

Day 7: Hoian Ecotour.
* Wet Rice Farmer Tour (4.5 Hours):
8:00 AM: Pick up at hotel by bicycle.
Take a leisurely bike ride to a local farm, passing through rice paddies and breathing in the fresh air. Meet the local farmer and learn about daily farm life. Enjoy a break while sipping a cup of tea in the rice fields before changing into your farming clothes!
Change into farm clothes before getting into muddy rice fields: Authentic Vietnamese traditional farmer clothes, conical hat, boots (provided).
Learn the traditional process of growing wet rice and what it entails including the agricultural water system and farming techniques such as using a water buffalo plough! 
Spend the afternoon at your leisure, perhaps on a sandy beach or explore the enchanting ancient town.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.

Day 8: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Can Tho.
After breakfast, you are free until transfering to Danang Airport then take a short flight to Can Tho, a city is famous for its floating markets, Buddhist pagodas, delicious food and fresh fruits and the beauty of the Mekong delta. The name “Can Tho” comes from "Cam Thi Giang" – river of poems, also referred to as "Tay Do" meaning "Western Capital".
Drop off your luggage at the hotel then visit a 100-year old Vietnamese/ French style house in Binh Thuy ward, about five kilometers from downtown. This ancient house has been captured in many films such as "The Silt Ways", "The Bac Lieu", "Mandarin’s Son" and "The Lover" (L'amant) – based on the Marguerite Duras novel.
This afternoon city tour of Can Tho also takes you to Muniwangsyaram Pagoda, a typical Khmer Buddhist pagoda boasting elegant gilded exterior and fine ornaments, and the nearby museum which is well laid out and informatively provides a review of the Mekong's history.
Lastly, you wouldn't want to miss out on top attractions by a leisure walk along Ninh Kieu Quay and the pedestrian bridge which is perfect for a short stroll and a break from the busy streets.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho.

Day 9: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Ho Chi Minh City.
Wake early and take a motorized boat to see the famous Cai Rang floating market where hundreds of vessels congregate with a pieces of fruits or a vegetables attached to a pole at the bow signifying what is for sale on each. Continue the boat ride to visit the Mekong Delta’s famous fruit orchards and sample the fresh, exotic fruit. Then venture deeper into the country-side, passing traditional houses made of wood and palm leaves as you observe the activities of the local people. Return to Can Tho then drive to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s modern metropolis.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels & Ho Chi Minh City Tour.
After breakfast at the hotel, travel to the outskirts of Saigon to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. The Cu Chi Tunnels are an underground labyrinth of passageways, used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War (or “American War” as it’s referred to here) as protection against American air raids. Those inclined are invited to crawl through selections of the tunnels to better understand what life was like for the Vietnamese soldiers during wartime.
In the afternoon you will visit such sites as the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office and Ben Thanh Market.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Siem Reap.
Enjoy a free morning in Ho Chi Minh City transferring to Tan Son Nhat International Airport to catch a regional flight to Siem Reap, the gateway to the majestic temples of Angkor.
Begin your guided tour at Angkor National Museum for a brief introduction to the history. The modern museum showcases artifacts from the Golden Era of the Khmer Empire by use of multimedia technology.
Later in the afternoon, wander the old market of Siem Reap with its labyrinth of lanes filled with boutiques, galleries, cafes and small bars.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
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Day 12: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples.
Enjoy an entire day dedicated to discovering the mysterious Angkor temples. Wake before dawn and take a “tuk-tuk” ride to visit the magnificent Angkor Wat - the largest Khmer temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architecture. Return to hotel for breakfast then set back out on the tour to visit the jungle-entwined temple, Ta Prohm. From there you will proceed to Angkor Thom’s imposing South Gate, topped with the four serenely smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Next, visit Bayon Temple, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Drive back to your hotel in the late afternoon and spend rest of the day at your leisure for personal shopping at the markets or to relax at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 13: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Horse Ride.
This morning, take a short walk through a tranquil Siem Reap neighborhood to learn about the local way of life before driving to Tonle Sap Lake, South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season. A boat trip on the lake reveals rural Cambodian life as it co-exists with the seasonal floods, with floating and stilted villages where communities dwell in an aquatic world.
Return to town for lunch.
At 2:00pm head to the Happy Ranch Horse Farm. Horses will take you on a journey to places that are otherwise unreachable, through local countryside villages, scenic rice fields and tourist-free temple ruins, all waiting to be explored; an authentic taste of the real Khmer lifestyle viewed from horseback.
Spend rest of the day by your hotel’s swimming pool.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 14: Siem Reap Departure.
Have breakfast at hotel then enjoy a free morning before driving to Siem Reap International Airport to catch your departure flight home.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.


1. Are tour dates of flexible?

Yes, this tour package is private and you can depart on any dates at your convenience.

2. Can I extend or change my stay?

Absolutely! Extra days can be arranged in most areas if desired. Let us know how you would like to customize your trip and we will do our best to accommodate you. You can ask helps from our travel consultant to amend or extend your stay (subject to availability of hotels and flights; surcharge may be applicable).

3. Are the rates displayed per person or per room?

The prices shown on our website are per person based on twin/ double accommodation.

4. Any surcharges if my travel dates are during Christmas or New Year Holidays?

The rates are regular price and they are not included a compulsory dinner (Gala Dinner) on the day of Christmas or New Year Eve. Surcharges depend on specific hotels you stay at, so our travel consultants will give further information to you in communications.

5. Are there any discounts available?

We offer select trip discounts periodically throughout the year, especially in the low season (Summer time in Vietnam is from May to Sep). Please contact our travel consultants to get more details.

6. How do I pay when I want to book this tour?

We accept payment by debit/ credit card (Visa, Master, Amex), cash and bank transfer. When you confirm a booking with us, we will send you our online payment link or bank details to deposit 30% of the total tour cost. The balance will be due as soon as you arrive in Cambodia. Our travel consultants will give more details via email about payment instruction.

7. Are meals included?

We have tried to balance flexibility and convenience regarding meal options. This tour package includes daily buffet breakfast at hotels and some lunches or dinners as listed in parenthesis next to the tour itinerary on each day tour. In the major cities, where there are a wide variety of restaurants, we generally do not include meals to allow our travelers the flexibility of choosing their own food preferences. Our tour guides can recommend some options for our clients to choose from according to traveler's interest & budget.

8. What type of food is typical of Vietnam?

Vietnamese cuisine is quite varied from the North to the Centre and to the South, having had many external influences over the years that have created an interesting mix of cooking methods and ingredients. French presence in the recent past has led to the assimilation of French cuisine influence, and is often attributed with Pho noodle soup's rise to popularity. Most meals include rice, as well as fish sauce which is a popular condiment added to almost every meal throughout the country.

9. What if I have a special request on food?

You just need to share us your request on type of foods, we will choose a right restaurant and order suitable menus for you.

10. What are the accommodations like?

Vietnam Tours only recommends good hotels rated from 3 stars to luxurious resorts. They are located within walking distance of the town center and the reception generally speaks English. For more information, check with your travel consultants to view pictures of our suggestion on standard hotels/ lodges/ resorts. Don't forget that you can give your favorite name of hotel brands to us, so we can get your concept.

11. What type of transportation is used?

Our Vietnam tours utilize a variety of primarily private transportation (arranged just for your groups) including new and modern vans/ cars, motor boats, etc. We use a mix of private (vans/ cars)/ public transportation (domestic flights, sharing cruises, trains) to provide travelers with the safest and most efficient transit in each area.

12. Is this tour suitable for kids?

Yes! If you have children traveling with, ask your travel consultants to customize the tour program to fit a variety of interests and ages. We also focus on family friendly vacations with less travel and minimum drive times and maximum in-country activity that will keep younger minds engaged.

13. How many people are typically on your tours?

We only offer completely private tours, so only the people you book for will be on the tour. If you are alone, it will just be you and your guide. If you are a couple, just the two of you and your guide, and so on. We believe this is the best type of tour, so that it can be personalized to you, go at your own pace, and so that you can have the full attention of your guide for the duration of the tour.

14. Is this trip a good choice for solo travelers?

Yes, it is. You will still have a private tour guide and driver to accompany throughout the journey. However, you have to cover all expenses regarding accommodations (single room), tour guides, transportations because no-one shares cost with.

15. Do tour rates include international flights?

This tour only includes domestic flights. We find that it is usually less expensive for travelers to book these separately and this also allows you the flexibility to choose the schedule and routing that is most convenient for you. You can purchase international flights on your own, or we can certainly help you arrange these flights with an airfare consolidator who specializes in international flights.

16. How do I get to the hotel from the airport when I arrive?

When you arrive at airports, you will be greeted with your name on our driver/ tour guide's welcome sign, then get transferred to your hotel.

17. How if bad weather such as storm, flood, landslide occurs during my holiday with Vietnam Tours?

Our Travel Consultants and Tour Operators keep checking weather forecast every-day, if the weather is bad and it may affect to your safety, we will discuss with you regarding a tentative program immediately.

18. How much should I budget for tips?

Tips are not compulsory on any of our tours. However, it is customary to offer a small tip for exceptional service. Other travelers opt to bring small souvenirs from their home to give to tour guides and drivers along the way.

19. Is travel insurance included? And is it recommended?

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. Absolutely, we recommend you to contact with your local agent in your country to buy travel insurance before you go.

20. How to change or cancel my reservation?

- You can change or amend your schedule in advance or during your trip but surcharge maybe applied according to our contract with local suppliers, hotels and airlines. Regarding cancelation terms, please check out this link: https://asiatravelandleisure.com/terms-conditions.html

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Price Included

  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Private tours, transfers and all services as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • 3 flights (Hanoi – Danang, Danang – Can Tho, HCMC – Siem Reap).
  • Halong Bay cruise package (3 days/ 2 nights).
  • Services of private drivers and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Service of English speaking guides as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.

Price Excluded

  • International flight into Vietnam and out Cambodia.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotels.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Visa fee.
Did you know? All of our tours are private and daily depart. TRAVEL VIETNAM can organize any additional accommodations, domestic and regional flights. Call us on +84982 661 133 to speak to one of our experts.

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# Marian 2018-03-31 06:34
Could you please send me a quote for this tour in GBP
Please? Travelling in March 2019. Thankyou.
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