Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Tour 14 Days 13 Nights

Destinations: Hanoi icon-16Halong icon-16 Danang icon-16 Hoi An icon-16 Ho Chi Minh City icon-16 Mekong Delta icon-16 Siem Reap

Your adventure in Indochina will be such an unforgettable memory if you enjoy this tour, Classic Vietnam & Cambodia. Starting in Vietnam, you will experience different cultures, different lifestyles, different traditional foods and so on, from the North to the South of Vietnam. With various activities like trekking in Sapa, discovering Vietnamese history in Cu Chi, farming in Tra Que, floating on Mekong river,…, Vietnam will be always in your heart. It does not stop when you step to Cambodia to be overwhelmed with the amazing Angkor kingdom. And the lifestyle of floating charming village in Chong Khneas gives you a happy ending. Here we go!


Highlights of tour trip: 

  • Visiting the symbols of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh city
  • Staying overnight on cruise in Halong bay
  • Wandering in Hoi An – the most ancient town
  • Joining farming activities with the locals to learn their daily life
  • Learning more about the history of Vietnam war by discovering the Cu Chi tunnels system
  • Experiencing lifestyle of the locals in Mekong area
  • Taking a sampan on Mekong river to enjoy the unique atmosphere of Southern Vietnam
  • Discovering Angkor complex – the best highlight of Cambodia


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Full Itinerary

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Brief

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An

Day 5: Hoi An City – Tra Que village

Day 6: Hoi An – Marble Mountain – Free Time

Day 7: Hoi An – Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta

Day 10: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh – Fly to Siem Reap

Day 12: Siem Reap – Angkor Tour

Day 13: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake

Day 14: Siem Reap Departure

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Itinerary

DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Welcome to Vietnam: after long time on airplane, you will reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabited.

Your group will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver at the airport and transferred to your hotel in the city center of Hanoi

Free on your own afterward

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Meals included: __/__/__

Parameter: Airport – Hotel: 30 km/Driving: 45 minutes

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR/THE PAST IN THE PRESENT

In the morning

  • At 08:30, our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel then you start your day to discover Hanoi City
  • Firstly, you will pay a visit to Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, is a building to commemorate the merits of Ho Chi Minh Uncle – a great leader of Vietnam, and the surrounding sites of One Pillar Pagoda and his ancient house.
  • After 2 hours, you will go to the next site of the Temple of Literature, which is the first University of Vietnam and dedicated to Confucius (Khong Tu).

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In the afternoon

  • After saving energy with local lunch, you will leave for the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which focuses on the 54 officially recognized ethnic groups in Vietnam.
  • It is estimated to be 2 hours at the museum then you will be transferred back to the old quarter and visit the Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Finally, you will sit in front of Cyclo to move around the Old Quarter and experience the local life in 45 minutes before coming back your hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites
  • Museum of Ethnology will close on Monday so Hoa Lo prison will be the alternative attraction
  • The complex of Ho Chi Minh mausoleum will not open for worshiping on Monday or Monday so you just visit the surrounding parts on those days

Overnight in Hanoi

DAY 3: HANOI – HALONG/A NIGHT ON THE PEACEFUL BAY

In the morning

  • At 08:00 after breakfast, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to Halong bay, which takes you around 4.0 hours through small villages with beautiful fields of rice and vegetable.
  • Arriving in the habour, board the cruise and have lunch in the restaurant

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In the afternoon

  • 13:00 – 15:00: A sumptuous lunch is served while cruising into the magnificent Halong Bay with its thousands of extraordinarily shaped limestone islands, considered as the heaven on the Earth.
  • 15:30 – 17:00: Explore the Lờm Bò area and be charmed by this outstanding masterpiece of Mother Nature. Visit Mê Cung Cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay and climb up to see the panoramic view of the bay from above.
  • 17:00 – 19:00: Return to the cruise for a Sunset party to admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. Take pleasure in a fruit carving demonstration.

In the evening

  • 19:00: Savor a sparkling and dreamlike dinner on top deck under the light of a thousand stars in middle of the tranquil Bay with extremely delicious food and be awed by a fascinating fruit and vegetable carving show. Delight in traditional music performances. Afterwards, socialize with the artist, new friends and crew members, join squid fishing.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Hanoi – Halong: 180 km/Driving: 4 hours

Overnight on cruise

DAY 4: HALONG – HANOI – FLY TO DANANG – HOI AN

In the morning

  • 06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
  • 07:15 – 07:45: Enjoy breakfast in the fresh air and peaceful beauty of the Bay.
  • 08:00 – 09:15: Visit Titov Island for swimming in the emerald water. Then hike up to the top of the island to take the breathtaking panoramic view of the Bay.
  • 09:15 – 09:45: Relax and enjoy the marvellous sights from the top deck.
  • 09:45 – 10:15: Pack your luggage and check out of the cabin while cruising towards the harbor
  • 10:15: You have lunch in the restaurant of the cruise

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In the afternoon

  • 12:00 – 12:30: Disembark the cruise
  • 12:30: You will be transferred back to Hanoi airport for the flight to Danang
  • Arrive in Danang, you will be picked up by our guide and driver then transferred to your hotel in Hoi An

Flight information:     Vietnam Airlines          VN193             18:15 19:35

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Danang – Hoi An: Driving 30km/45 minutes

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 5: HOI AN WAKING TOUR – TRA QUE VILLAGE/TO BE A FARMER

In the morning

  • At 08:30, after enjoying breakfast at your hotel, you start riding your bicycle to Tra Que village (private car will be used if you cannot ride a bike)
  • You firstly will be introduced about the history of the village, the cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering about the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine.
  • Then you will take a trip around the vegetable garden and join the farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing it with seaweed from the local lake.
  • Continue doing activities such as raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens and many more gardening activities before spending the rest of the morning working the land in the time honoured way
  • After finishing all the activities, you will take a break and prepare lunch with a local family.
  • You will have lunch in local house with many local delicacies including Tam Huu spring roll, Banh xeo or the local pancake of the people from the middle region

Tra Que village

In the afternoon

  • At around 15:00, riding back to Hoi An town and you will start discovering this World Heritage site.
  • You will be introduced about many delights of Hoi An. From expert dressmakers and tailors, who will craft a complete outfit for you in a couple of days, to a dawn photo trip along the river or from a fun visit to Hoi An Local Market then following small alleys to see the Chinese Assembly Hall, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge and Tan Ky Ancient House and the China Town in the other side of the canal, you’ll find yourself miss that one-of-a-kind port town in every single road of your ahead travel.
  • At around 17:00, the tour will come to the end ad you have free time on your own later

Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 6: HOI AN – MARBLE MOUNTAIN – HOI AN

In the morning

  • At 08:30, our guide will meet you up again and you will depart for Marble mountain, visit Non Nuoc stone carving village, one of the four ancient villages in Quang Nam – Da Nang
  • To be continued, you will climb up to mountain, visit Thuy Son – the biggest and the most beautiful mountain in Da Nang
  • At noon time, you come back to Hoi An for lunch

Marble mountains

In the afternoon

  • You have free time on your own to explore the town or relax in the beach

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hoi An

DAY 7: HOI AN – DA NANG – HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR

In the morning

  • After breakfast, you will be transferred to the Danang airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh
  • On your arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, you will be warmly welcomed by our local guide then transferred to the city center. Then you will have lunch at a local restaurant

My Khe beach

In the afternoon

  • Aftar lunch, you will start the tour of dynamic City, you will visit The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’.
  • The central Post Office is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations.
  • The next site is Notre Dame Cathedral, which is considered the symbol of this dynamic city, is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh and reaches a height of up to 60 meters.
  • The last destination is Ben Thanh Local market (if time allows), which is a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset

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Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

DAY 8: HO CHI MINH – CU CHI TUNNELS/THE CITY’S REMNANTS

In the morning 

  • At 08:00, you will be met up by our guide at the lobby of the hotel after you have breakfast, then transferred to Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Cu Chi tunnels are famed for its 200-kilometre-long tunnels, an incredible underground network built by Vietcong during the Vietnam war. By visiting this site, you will have a chance to look back to the War time of Vietnam and see how we fight the invaders
  • After spending time visiting these long tunnels, you will go to the local restaurant for lunch

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In the afternoon

  • After saving with lunch of local foods, you will get back to Ho Chi Minh and visit the highlights of the city
  • Firstly, you will visit The Reunification Palace, whose architecture is a blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture, typical of the 60s’.
  • Next, you will walk a short distance to The Central Post Office, which is one of the oldest buildings in Ho Chi Minh. Being a mixture of Gothic, Renaissance and French influences, this building fascinates tourists by its typical colonial French features, from exterior to interior decorations.
  • Then, the last attraction is Notre Dame Cathedral. The cathedral is considered the symbol of this dynamic city, is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh and reaches a height of up to 60 meters.
  • If time allows, you can pay a visit to Ben Thanh market, which is one of the biggest wholesales market of the city.
  • At around 17:00, you will be transferred back to your hotel and have your own free time afterward

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi: 90km/Driving: 1.5 hour

DAY 9: HO CHI MINH – MY THO – CAN THO/TASTE OF MEKONG RIVER

In the morning

  • At 08:30, you will be met up by our guide and driver at your hotel and leave the hustle Saigon heading to My Tho, the closet delta town to Ho Chi Minh city. It will be a 90-minute driving through the small villages in the western region.
  • You will start your delta trip with a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda, the most beautiful and ancient pagoda in Mekong Delta.
  • Then take a boat trip on the great Mekong River (Tien River) to visit fish farms where fish are bred in wooden cages suspended under floating houses on the river and see 4 islets: Long (Dragon) islet, Lan (Unicorn) islet, Quy (Turtle) Islet and Phung (Phoenix) islet.
  • Proceed to Thoi Son Islet, visit farmers’ houses and gardens. Enjoy fruits and honey tea served by local people while listening to Tai Tu music – Traditional music of the Mekong people. Discover small canals of Mekong delta by hand rowing boat
  • Leaving Thoi Son, move by boat to visit Coconut – candy workshop and taste a hot coconut candy, Coconut handicrafts as souvenir.
  • Then you can walk and enjoy riding a horse-drawn carriage on country lanes to see some activities of the local farmers.

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In the afternoon

  • After lunch, you will get back to the mainland where your private car is waiting and go to your hotel in Can Tho.
  • At around 17:00, you will reach your hotel in Can Tho and have your own free time afterwards.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho: 70 km/Driving: 1.5 hour. My Tho – Can Tho: 100 km/ Driving: 2 hours

Overnight in Can Tho

DAY 10: CAI RANG MARKET – HO CHI MINH/EXPERIENCE FLOATING MARKET

In the morning

  • At 07:00 in the early morning, you will start from Ninh Kieu boat quay, where you cruise along the small and picturesque canels and stop to see the Cai Rang floating market (the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats).
  • You then make a stop to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who lives along the Mekong canals. You continue walking through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice/noodle shop, where we observe how it is made.

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In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, you will have some free time before leaving back to Ho Chi Minh at 14:00
  • At around 17:30, you will reach your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and have your own free time afterwards.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Can Tho – Ho Chi Minh: 170 km/Driving: 3.5 hours

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

DAY 11: HO CHI MINH – FLY TO SIEM REAP

In the morning

  • At 09:00, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for flight to Siem Reap

In the afternoon

  • Arrival Siem Reap Airport, our tour guide and driver will pick you up then transfer you to hotel for check in. Free at your own leisure and overnight at hotel.

Flight information: Cambodia Angkor Air      VN3825           12:00 13:10

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 12: TEMPLES OF ANGKOR/TREASURE OF ASIA

In the morning

  • At 08:30, our tour guide and driver pick you up at your hotel and start to explore Angkor and visit the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.
  • Your next destination is the fortified city of Angkor Thom. Start at the Southern Gate, flanked by a row of 54 stone figures on each side, followed by the Bayon and its beautifully crafted central towers. From here you visit Baphoun, Phimeanakas and the Elephant Terrace, used as a giant viewing stand for public ceremonies and the Terrace of the Leper King.

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In the afternoon

  • You continue to see Ta Prohm, undoubtedly the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor. Unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it has been left to be swallowed by the jungle.
  • Enjoy the sunset before transferring to your hotel

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap 

DAY 13: SIEM REAP TOUR/THE MAJESTY OF TEMPLES

In the morning

  • At 08:30 after an early breakfast, you will continue onto Main Shrine, where the local people usually worship, with its statue of Yeay Teap, Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm.
  • Buying jasmine and lotus flowers to worship is very important for the Cambodians. We continue to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale!
  • Then continue to Wat Bo, a large, highly respected pagoda, founded in the 18th Century. Like the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, the vihear of Wat Bo contains unique wall paintings of the Reamker that are said to be late 19th Century. Look for the daily-life market scenes such as an opium smoking Chinese merchant, the colonial era French officer at the market and the French soldiers attending a traditional dance performance.
  • Also of interest is the large collection of Buddha statues located behind the main Buddha.

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In the afternoon

  • The next destination is the biggest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia, Tonlé Sap, where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the river.
  • You will take a local boat and visit charming village of Chong Khneas located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap.
  • You will have a chance to take part in the trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap

DAY 14: SIEM REAP DEPARTURE

Depending on your flight time, our driver will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight.

Meals included: Breakfast/__/__

Today useful note(s):

Check all your luggage and belongs before checking out and make sure you miss nothing.

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What's Included & Excluded

Included:

  • The accommodation in twin/double basis with breakfast (Central location, Top position on Trip Advisor)
  • Experienced English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fee and sightseeing tickets as listed
  • Delicious meals with local food and tastes as listed (others are upon your request)
  • Air-conditioned transfer during the whole tour
  • Complimentary 1 bottle of water each day
  • Service charges and government tax
  • Sharing 4-berth cabin on night train Hanoi – Lao Cai – Hanoi (private cabin is upon your request)
  • Private boat in Mekong Delta
  • 2 domestic flights:
    – Hanoi – Danang
    – Hue – Ho Chi Minh

Excluded:

  • Meals, Beverages which are not specified in the program
  • Any unclarified flight tickets
  • Personal travel insurance
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any gratuities and tips to driver and tour guide ($3-5/person/day for both guide and driver, $1 for boat rower, cyclo rider)
  • Bank fee
  • Any surcharge for holiday

Note:

  • Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at the airport on arrival
  • Itinerary can be run in reserve
  • Check in time is normally at 14.00; check out time is normally at 12.00. Early check-in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.

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CHILDREN POLICY

AGE RANGE ROOM SHARING BED REQUEST CHARGE
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Existing bed FOC
Kid < 5 years old 2 adults Extra bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Existing bed 50% tour price
5 =< kid =< 12 years old 2 adults Extra bed 75 % tour price
Kid =< 12 years old 1 adult Existing bed 95% tour price
Kid >= 12 years old Any Existing bed 100% tour price
Policy for flight tickets will be issued by the Airlines

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