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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 can start in Hanoi (Vietnam) and end in Siem Reap (Cambodia) or vice versa.

Start city: Hanoi

End city: Siem Reap

Durations 12 Days 11 Nights

Departure: Daily, upon your request.

Cities to visit: Hanoi,  Halong Bay, Hue, Hoian, Saigon, Mekong Delta (Ben Tre), Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Extendable with optional tours from Siem Reap

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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 Highlights of Vietnam & Cambodia - 12 Days. 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 – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue.
Day 5: Hue City Tour – Danang – Hoian.
Day 6: Hoian Waking Tour.
Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Saigon.
Day 8: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Ben Tre) – Saigon.
Day 9: Saigon – Fly to Phnom Penh.
Day 10: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap.
Day 11: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples.
Day 12: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – 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 Airport and take you to your hotel in the city center. In the afternoon enjoy a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter’s narrow streets lined with French colonial buildings – followed by a traditional Water Puppet Performance – a unique Vietnamese art form hailing from Southeast Asia’s wet-rice culture. Savor a welcome dinner at one of Hanoi’s finest restaurants.
Meals: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotels 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 tranquil Tran Quoc Pagoda, West Lake; and your choice of one of the city's museums (either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum). Conclude your day with a visit to "Cho Hom", one of Hanoi's fabric markets. There are two main reasons people go there: to buy fabric, or and just to be in awe of all the colours, textures and life here.
In the evening, you may wish to take a peaceful stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake (Lake of the Restored Sword), a pretty lake steeped in Arturian-style legend. On weekends traffic around Hoan Kiem Lake is closed off and the area is transformed into a pedestrian space. But this pedestrian area is so much more than just a haven from the chaos of everyday traffic; it is an important community space. You can find families and couples out for a leisurely stroll, musicians performing to crowds, children (and adults) cruising around on two-wheeled hoover boards or roller skates. It is lively and a great feeling!
Note:    
- Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Monday and Friday morning and during

  the months of from September to November
- Ethnology Museum is closed on Monday and Friday morning.
- Bat Trang Traditional Pottery Village will be visited as alternative when the above mentioned places are closed.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotels in Hanoi.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on cruise.
Your guide and driver will meet you at the lobby of your hotel then set out on a 2.5 hour drive to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Halong Bay.
Note: The below itinerary is subject to change without prior notice and depends on weather condition. It is a sample for our standard service on a 3 star junk/ cruise. Different programs are available through our luxury cruise itineraries on the Violet, Jasmine, Ginger, or Paradise. Please contact us for more details.
Spend nearly 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 Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: on cruise.
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Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue.
Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore the nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for brunch then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Bai Tu Long Bay as you navigate back to Halong City, where driver will meet you at the dock and take you to Noi Bai Airport to catch your short flight to Hue, the former Royal Capital of Vietnam. Upon arrival, get transferred to your hotel in the city.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.
Day 5: Hue City Tour – Danang – Hoian.
Start your day with a visit to the Imperial Citadel, a vast complex built in the 1800s. With a six-mile wall and a surrounding moat, it was modeled after the Forbidden City in Beijing. In the spacious courtyard area visit the Dien Tho Palace, Thai Hoa Palace, Hall of Mandarins, and the original Nine Dynastic Urns. Travel into the countryside to see the Tomb of Tu Duc. The longest reigning Vietnamese emperor, Tu Duc designed and built this elegant tomb during his lifetime, using it as a retreat for meditation, reading and theater performances. Depart Hue for the scenic mountainous drive to Hoian. Stop at the fishing village of Lang Co for a drink and at the dramatic Hai Van Pass, the high dividing line between the climate zones of North and South Vietnam, to admire the spectacular views. Upon arrival, check in your hotel. Rest of the day you are at leisure.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.
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Day 6: Hoian Waking Tour.

Enjoy time for relaxation as you immerse yourself in the tranquility and charm of this sleepy riverside town. 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 half-day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the ancient quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Hall, the 200-year-old Tan Ky ancestral house and the famous Japanese Bridge. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to shop, explore the town or relax on Cua Dai Beach.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian.
Day 7: Hoian – Danang – Fly to Saigon.
Have breakfast at the hotel then drive to Danang Airport to take your flight to Vietnam’s modern metropolis: Saigon. Arrive in the late morning and enjoy an orientation tour through Ho Chi Minh City’s bustling streets en route to the hotel. Have lunch at a downtown restaurant of your choosing then set out on a guided city tour. Yet within this teeming metropolis are 300 years of timeless traditions and the beauty of an ancient culture. Visit the War Remnants Museum, learn about Vietnam’s recent history at Reunification Palace, visit the nearby neo-Romanesque Notre Dame Cathedral and the City's Centre Post Office before passing by the ornate Opera Theatre and the City Hall. Finally, end up at the Ben Thanh Market, where vendors display a vast array of goods and handicrafts, appealing to every taste.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
Day 8: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Ben Tre) – Saigon.
Today you spend a day away from the busy city of Saigon and drive to Ben Tre Province. Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, an ancient southern architectural gem in Tien Giang en route. On arrival at Hung Vuong Pier, board on your private boat for a glimpse at the delta scenery while enjoying coconut juice. Experience the unique lifestyle of the Mekong Delta as you visit fruit orchards, coconut groves, brick workshops, and home-made products such as coconut candies, rice cakes, handicrafts etc. After a short walk to visit a local family to learn how they make sedge mat and enjoy tea, tropical fruits, take “Xe Loi”, a kind of motorized rickshaw or you can hop onto your bicycle and peddle through picturesque villages (about 20 minutes). Stop at a riverside restaurant for a delicious and filling lunch. Then board a sampan for a relaxing trip along narrow canals. The boat will be waiting for you at the pier nearby to bring you back to Ben Tre where your car will take you back to Saigon.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.
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Day 9: Saigon – Fly to Phnom Penh.
Free until your transfer to the airport. Fly to Cambodia’s capital: Phnom Penh. This city was once considered the Pearl of South East Asia and one of the most beautiful in the Orient. Despite its recent turbulent history, its wide tree-lined boulevards and faded colonial mansions hold an undeniable charm. Take a leisurely tour to visit National Museum, the Royal Palace – home to the royal family as well as Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and Killing Fields, known as Cheoung Ek.
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.
Day 10: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap.
After breakfast, fly to Siem Reap, the primary access point for the Angkor Archaeological Park. On arrival, meet your driver then begin your tour at Angkor National Museum for a brief introduction to the history. The modern museum showcases artefacts from the Golden Era of the Khmer Empire by use of multimedia technology to picture this interesting historical period. Experience Angkor at its best on a guided visit to the museum.
In the afternoon head to the Happy Ranch Horse Farm (located 10min outside of the city center) and take a trail ride through Siem Reap’s serene countryside.
* You can also choose to take a speedboat up the Mekong from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap (best time to travel by river ferry is from September to December).*
* A drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap is now also recommended thank to the improvement of the National Road 6 condition. It takes about 5 hours to drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap or vice versa.*
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
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Day 11: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples.

No visit to Cambodia would be complete without a visit to the awe-inspiring temple complex at Angkor, and in particular, the iconic and breathtaking Angkor Wat. Built to replicate the heavens on earth, this dazzling temple complex is every bit as striking as it looks in photographs.
Enjoy an entire day devoted to the mystical and ancient Angkor Temples. After an early breakfast at the hotel you set out 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. Leaving Angkor Thom by the North Gate, you travel to Preah Khan (Sacred Sword), one of Angkor’s largest temples, constructed in the 12th century by Jayavarman VII. After lunch of traditional Khmer food, head to the mystical, jungle-entwined Ta Prohm temple and then on to the most famous Khmer temple: Angkor Wat. Constructed as a Hindu monument, later dedicated to Buddha, Angkor Wat is the largest temple and finest example of Angkorian art and architect.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Departure.
Immerse yourself in the rich culture surrounding Siem Reap on a boat tour along Tonle Sap Lake. After breakfast at the hotel, take a short walk through a tranquil Siem Reap neighborhood to learn about the local way of life before driving to Tonle Sap Lake to board a local boat for a cruise through the floating villages. Return to Siem Reap for lunch then drive to the airport to catch your departure flight. Good bye & Safe travels!
Meals: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.


  • Enjoy Water Puppet Show in Hanoi.
  • Experience Halong Bay on a cruise (2 days/ 1 night package).
  • Walking Tour in Hoian Ancient Town.
  • Learn about Nguyen's Dynasty on the trip to Hue.
  • Experience Eco-tour in Hoi An.
  • Take boat trip through narrow canals in Mekong Delta.
  • Learn Cambodian history in Phnom Penh.
  • Admire Angkor Wat and its temple complex.

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

  • Accommodations with daily breakfast.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of a private tour guide (English/ French speaking).
  • Halong Bay cruise (2 days/ 1 night package).
  • Entrance fees, performances, boat trips & excursions.

Price Excluded

  • International flights into Vietnam and out Cambodia.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Early check-in and late check-out at hotel.
  • Personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for tour guides and drivers.
  • 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.

Comments   

# rajiv 2018-08-11 13:29
We 6-8 friends wants to visit Vietnam and Cambodia for about 10-12 days. Please suggest best possible tour plan with your best price quote.
We are also interested in traditional fabric crafts.
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# Sari Graff 2018-10-02 18:39
I am 77 and am interested in taking my 55 yo daughter with me on a trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. Our maximum amount of time is 12 days.

I'm not sure if you're offering touring services only. I'm looking for a pkg put together - hotels, flights, etc.
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# WENDY CARLYLE 2018-10-13 06:25
hello! i am just starting to plan a 12 day trip to vietnam and cambodia with my family of 6 people.....2 adults and kids ages 21, 19, 17 and 12. we love your itineray! we are planning december 23- january 4. we are concerned about the weather in hui an and hui at the time of year and thinking about souther beaches and maybe phu quoc. i'd love your thoughts on travel this time of year. would we have our our private guide for our entire trip? thanks so much! wendy
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# katrina Wells 2018-11-09 04:03
I am interested in this tour. I would like to know if it includes the short flights from city to city?
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# Emmy Wan 2018-12-24 03:48
can you please provide the price quote for 12 days Vietnam and Cambodia tour? we have 6 people. thanks
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