• Vietnam and Cambodia Package 15 Days 14 Days 1 (3)

Vietnam and Cambodia Package 15 Days 14 Nights

  • Duration: 15 days
  • Price from: $1,518 USD

Destinations: Hanoi icon-16 Halong icon-16 Hue city icon-16 Hoi An icon-16 Ho Chi Minh city icon-16 Mekong Delta icon-16 Phnom Penh icon-16 Sieam Reap

If you can give us 15 days of your time, we would love to turn your valued time to an amazing vacation of Vietnam and Cambodia that you can enjoy the local culture, historical sites, beautiful landscapes, wild beach and impressive temples. This package offers you various experiences from the North to Centre and the South of Vietnam as well as Phnompenh, Siem Reap in Cambodia. Not only have glimpse of Vietnam and Cambodia, but you also “taste” and “feel” the real life through different activities, stories and knowledge that we provide you from day to day of this tour.



Cambodia Vietnam Tour Package Highlights:

  • Visiting the most highlight historical, cultural sites and architecture in Hanoi, Hue, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam with our expert.
  • Cycling around Hanoi Old quarter – top attractive town in the world.
  • Experiencing local life of Mekong Delta residents
  • Enjoying peaceful atmosphere and incredible beauty of Halong – a world natural Heritage site
  • Joining daily life of Cambodian
  • Learning about the unique feature of Angkor complex
  • Admire the difference in culinary culture between regions in Vietnam and Cambodia with Top Chef.
  • Free Visa on arrival for some certain countries



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Full Itinerary

Brief and Route map

vietnam and cambodia package 15 days

Brief

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

Day 2: Hanoi city tour

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – fly to Hue

Day 5: Hue city tour

Day 6: Hue – Danang – Hoi An

Day 7: Tra Que village – Hoi An surrounding

Day 8: Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh city tour

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – Can Tho

Day 11: Can Tho – Chau Doc

Day 12: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh

Day 13: Phnom Penh City Tour – Siem Reap

Day 14: Siem Reap Angkor tour

Day 15: Siem Reap departure

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi arrival

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

Meals included: __/__/__

Parameter: Driving: 30 km/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)

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 a Peaceful Bay

Halong welcome: Hạ Long Bay, in northeast Vietnam, is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. Junk boat tours and sea kayak expeditions take visitors past islands named for their shapes, including Stone Dog and Teapot islets

In the morning

  • Around 08:00 – 08:30: Pick-up at hotel and start the 3.5-hour drive to Halong Bay.

In the afternoon

  • 12:30 – 13:00: Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
  • 13:30: Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
  • 15:00 – 16:00: Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
  • 16:00 – 17:00: Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
  • 17:00 – 17:30: Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
  • 17:30 – 19:00: Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
  • 19:00: Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Meals includedBreakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Parameter: Driving: 180 km/ 4 hours

Today useful note(s):

  • Get ready for swimming and water activities by preparing swimsuits or any suitable clothes and sun scream
  • Leave your big luggage at your hotel

Overnight on cruise

Day 4: Halong – Hanoi – fly to Hue/The Flavors of the Bay

In the morning

  • 06:30 – 07:00: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
  • 07:00 – 07:30: Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
  • 08:30 – 09:30: Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Drum Cave.
  • 09:45: Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
  • 10:00 – 10:30 : Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
  • 10:30 – 11:30: While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
  • At 10:30, you will have lunch on cruise.

In the afternoon

  • 11:45 – 12:00: Disembark cruise.
  • 12:30: You will be transferred to Hanoi airport for the connecting flight to Hue at 18:00
  • 19:10, on your arrival in Hue, you will be warmly welcomed by our guide and driver then transferred to your hotel for your own time

Flight information: Vietnam Airlines VN1545    HAN HUI   18:00 19:10

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

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

Overnight in Hue

Day 5 – Hue city tour/The Impression of Royals

In the morning

  • At 08:30 after breakfast, our guide and driver will pick you up at the hotel to start the exciting day tour by exploring Hue’s beauties.
  • First, you will get the romantic experience by taking a leisure boat trip along the Perfume River to visit Thien Mu Pagoda, one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.
  • After that you will pay a visit to Tu Duc tomb, which is considered as one of the most beautiful and picturesque and largest works of architecture of Nguyen Dynasty’s royal palaces and tombs.
  • Then lunch will be served in a local restaurant at noon time.

In the afternoon

  • At 14:00, you will continue your day trip by visiting Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, created in the 19th century for the Emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty.
  • The next experience is exploring the local life by visiting Dong Ba market to experience the local life and learn how the locals operate their market.
  • At around 17:00, the tour will come to the end and you have free time on your own later.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Hue

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An/The Beautiful Coastline

In the morning

  • At 08:00, after breakfast, our guide and driver will meet you up again and start your journey to Hoi An town
  • You will firstly pass the Hai Van Pass and Lang Co, over a spur of the Truong Son Mountain Range that juts into the South East Sea, with spectacular views along the way
  • At 10:15, you will reach Danang and visit the Cham Museum, which features a fine collection of open air sandstone carvings.
  • The next site will be Son Tra Peninsula, which is a typical Vietnam tourism magnet along the coastline: fantastic, untouched natural scene with transparent sea, white sand, and mysterious primitive jungle with a vast diversity of plants and animals
  • At 12:30 – 13:30, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch, 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 around 15:00, you will finish all activities and be transferred to your hotel in Hoi An

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Hue – Hoi An: 130 km/Driving: 3 hours

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An Walking Tour – Tra Que Village/Farming as the Locals

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 honored 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

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

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing suitable clothes to join some farming activities
  • If you cannot ride a bike, private car will be used

Overnight in Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City Tour/ The Depths of the Underground

In the morning

  • 08:30, you will be transferred to the airport in Danang and take your flight to Ho Chi Minh city
  • On your arrival in Ho Chi Minh city, our guide will warmly welcome you at the airport and transfer to your hotel and check in and have a rest (subject to the availability of room availability)
  • At noon time, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon

  • After 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

Flight information:  Vietnam Airline VN117 DAD SGN 10:30 11:55

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Tan Son Nhat airport – Ho Chi Minh city center: 10 km/Driving: 30 minutes

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi tunnels/ Back to The War Time

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

In the afternoon

  • After having lunch in a local restaurant, you will go back to Saigon and pay a visit The War Remnants Museum is a war museum at 28 Vo Van Tan, in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. It contains exhibits relating to the Vietnam War and the first Indochina War involving the French colonialists.
  • Then you will be transferred back to your hotel and have free time on your own later

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

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

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh – My Tho – Can Tho/ Taste of Mekong river

In the morning

At 08:00, 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.
  • At 13:00 – 14:00, you will have luch in southern style at Mien Tay riverside restaurant (or Vuondau- depend on time), which is famous for Elephant Fish as well as other delicious local specialties

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 Can Tho, check in your hotel and free on your own 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

Today useful note(s):

  • Wearing clothes covering your shoulder and knees to visit the pagoda but comfortable to do the boat trip and walking
  • Sun cream must be prepared to protect your skin from sun

Overnight in Can Tho

Day 11: Cai Rang market – Chau Doc/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.
  • Around 09:30, you check out your room and depart for Tra Su.
  • Reaching Tra Su at noon time then you have lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon

  • Arrive in Tra Su Cajeput Forest, enjoy cruising along man-made canals whilst viewing herds of birds in different colors and species buzzing around or perching on trees in the forest.
  • Climb up the 23 meter high tower in the forest to watch birds near and far via telescopes and to have the scenic panorama of the sanctuary. In addition to the many types of birds that tour guides always highlight when telling their guests about the forest, the sanctuary also magnetizes tourists to its serenity and beautifully-shaped ancient cajuput trees.
  • In the late afternoon, you will be transferred to your hotel in Chau Doc for free time

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Parameter: Can Tho – Chau Doc122 km/Driving: 3 hours

Overnight in Chau Doc

Day 12: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh

In the morning

  • At 07:00, you will take boat and reach Phnom Penh at 12:00 after 5 hours.
  • Arriving in Phnom Penh, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver.
  • You will have lunch at a local restaurant then move to your hotel to check-in.

In the afternoon

  • We start to visit Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha.
  • We will also visit Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh’s namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.
  • After that, you will be transferred back to your hotel in Phnom Penh.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 13: Phnom Penh City Tour – Fly to Siem Reap

In the morning

  • At 08:00, after breakfast, your tour begins with a visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious ‘Killing Fields’ of Choeung Ek, which will give us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge.
  • If you have enough free time, you continue exploring Psar Toul Tom Pong, also called “the Russian Market”, where anything and everything is for sales.
  • At 12:30 – 13:30, you will have lunch in a local restaurant.

In the afternoon

  • We transfer you to airport for your departure flight to Siem Reap.
  • Arrival and picked up by car to hotel for check in.

Included meals: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 14: Temples of Angkor/ Treasure of Asia

In the morning

  • At 08:00, after breakfast at hotel, you start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area by exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which i famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King
  • Then, you 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.

In the afternoon

  • After lunch, we stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight.
  • There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man’s creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.

Meals included: Breakfast/Lunch/__

Today useful note(s): wearing formal clothes (cover your knees and shoulders) to visit some spiritual/cultural sites

Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 15: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake – Departure

In the morning

  • At 08:00, our guide and driver take you to Tonle Sap lake where you enjoy a boat ride. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh.
  • You will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels.
  • You will have lunch at a local restaurant

In the afternoon

  • Depending on your flight, you will be transferre to the airport for your departure flight

Meals includedBreakfast/Lunch/__

 

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What's Included & Excluded

Included:

  • The accommodation in twin/double basis with breakfast (central location, highly recommended 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
  • 03 Domestic Flights: Hanoi – Hue; Danang – Ho Chi Minh; Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

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)
  • Bank fee
  • Any surcharge for holiday

Notes:

  • Check in is 14.00 and check out is 12.00. Early check in or check out is upon on availability of the hotels.
  • Prepare 2 passport size photos for Stamping visa at airport on arrival
  • Itinerary can be run in reserve
  • The detailed itinerary of Halong Cruises might be different depends on your junk choice.

If, at the time of booking, any hotels or rooms in the list above are fully booked, we will endeavour to find accommodation of a similar standard elsewhere. If the only available accommodation is of a higher or lower standard, we will revise the price accordingly and consult you immediately.

* We suggest central location hotels and highly recommended on Tripadvisor in our list.

Price

Price: Price is different in different period of time so please contact us for the best price for your travel time

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

*S.R.S: Single Room Supplement. If you want to have your own room, you will pay extra amount for this.
*At the time of quotation, Travel Sense Asia reserves the right to adjust prices to take account of unusual movements in currency markets, hotel and transport costs as a result of inflationary price pressures in oil and other commodity markets.

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Useful information for travel in Vietnam and Cambodia

What’s the difference between 3, 4, and 5 -star hotels?

We usually arrange centrally-located and Western-standard hotels. Five-star hotels are usually palatial with huge lobbies and comfortable rooms, their standards not quite matching the best of Paris or New York, but very close. Four-star hotels have quality facilities, but not as luxurious as five-star hotels. Three-star hotels meet the needs of most Westerners, but breakfasts have less choice. We also recommend some courtyard hotels or Vietnamese-style hotels with local features and architecture. These hotels have a good ranking, or positive feedback from our customers, and TripAdvisor. Usually, hotels in big cities, small cities, and rural areas are a bit different, even if they have the same star level. We try to use the best available hotel in each place.

Passport & Visa Requirements

You may be required for visa to Vietnam and Cambodia. Please check the list of countries which need visa to Vietnam and Cambodia in this links: Who need visa to Vietnam? Vietnam Visa is issued by Vietnam Embassy in your country or “Visa on arrival”. Travel Sense Asia will offer free visa to Vietnam for you (except some difficult countries). Cambodia visa can be issued upon arrival at the airport or border gate. You will need one clear page (per visa) in a full passport that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the date of your departure from Vietnam or Cambodia.

Currency Exchange

Vietnam – The Vietnamese Dong is the local currency.

As currency exchange rates in Vietnam fluctuate, we suggest you refer to the following website for daily exchange rates: www.xe.com or www.vietcombank.com In 2015 the USD & VND has been around 22.500VND per USD. There are many ATM machines that accept both Visa and Master card, but these are limited to cities. We also recommend the use of cash and travelers checks in USD currency. Major credit cards are accepted in most shops, but they may charge a 2–4% transaction fee.

Cambodia – The Cambodian Riel is the local currency.

In tourist areas U.S. currency in widely accepted in cities. It is best to carry both Cambodian and U.S. currency in small denominations. Credit cards can generally be used at hotels, but smaller business may not accept them or may charge a service fee for their use. It is recommended to carry cash in small denominations in local currency or in US $1 bills to make tipping and minor expenses easier. It is recommended to carry new or like new banknotes as older, torn or poor condition notes may not be accepted locally.

Tipping

It is customary to tip service providers in the travel industry in Asia, depending on the service. Tipping is expected — though not compulsory — and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Recommendations for tipping drivers (3 USD per person per day as a guideline) and local guides (8 USD per person per day as a guideline) would depend on the quality and length of the service. In additionally, you will sometimes use rolling boat, cyclo riding, porter which you should give a small tip to these local people.

Food

Eating is an important part of your Vietnam experience. Generally, breakfasts are included in the itinerary and offered by hotels. Travel Sense Asia recommend local Vietnam restaurants that are popular with local people for lunch. You can order dishes with the help of your guide. We usually leave dinner for your own choice — Western food can be found in most large cities. If you are vegetarian or you are looking for e.g. halal food, please feel free to inform your travel advisor, who can arrange a restaurant to fit your needs.

While it is generally safe to eat fully cooked meats and vegetables, care should be taken to avoid undercooked meat and uncooked fruits and vegetables. Because tap water is not potable, visitors should only drink bottled water or water that has been boiled and filtered. Avoid ice, as it is usually made from tap water.

Vehicle

We use comfortable sedans or vans with air-conditioning. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well maintained and always very clean. Our drivers take pride in their vehicles. Our car and van are always available space for a comfortable trip. Luggage – All clients are limited to two items of luggage each; a suitcase with a maximum weight of 20kg and one piece of hand luggage with a maximum weight of 7kg. It is essential that your luggage is lockable. Please note that authorities will only allow bottles onto the aircraft if they have been checked in as main baggage. Bottles in hand luggage may be confiscated.

Electric

In Vietnam the standard voltage is 220 V. The standard frequency is 50 Hz. The power sockets that are used are of type A / C / G. In Cambodia – The voltage used is 230 volts. Below you find pictures of these power sockets and corresponding plugs. And we provide more information about the voltage and frequency.

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Climate – You will find a complete packing list and a helpful climate chart in the ‘Suggested Packing List’, which is included in the pre-departure information link sent within your deposit documentation. Seasonal weather patterns can be quite unpredictable. Up to the minute information on worldwide weather can be found on www.weather.com.

  •  Vietnam – Southern Vietnam has two seasons, the wet season from May to November and the dry season from December to April. Northern regions also have two seasons with cool and damp conditions from November to April and generally hot, dry conditions from May through October. Bring appropriate clothing depending on the season during which you are traveling. Comfortable walking shoes, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket are recommended. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).
  • Cambodia – Cambodia has three seasons. The dry season is from November to March. The hot season is from March to June. The wet season is from July to October. Comfortable walking shoes, clothes you can layer and an all-weather jacket are recommended. A hat and sunscreen lotion are especially recommended during the hot season. Some religious sites may require modest dress to enter (no shorts, short skirts, or sleeveless tops).


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Jenny – Travel Expert



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Kurt – Travel Expert



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