Cambodia and Vietnam may boast uniquely fascinating cultures, but what do you think about experiencing both of these incredible countries in just one journey? Only with 15 days of Vietnam and Cambodia packages, you can enjoy the local culture, historical site, 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 Phnom Penh, Siem Reap in Cambodia. Let try and feel these deep beauties during your trip.
North Vietnam – the first destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia packages
1. Ha Noi Center
After you reach Vietnam – the S-shaped land, where 54 different ethnic minorities inhabited, Ha Noi – the first place of Vietnam and Cambodia packages, will welcome you with the highlight historical, cultural sites and architecture.
Here, you can visit some famous places such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and his ancient house, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature – the first University of Vietnam, The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the Temple of Jade Mountain, Hoan Kiem Lake…
After that, you can move to the theater to enjoy the Water Puppet show – a traditional show of Vietnamese people.
An interesting experience you shouldn’t miss, that’s sitting in front of Cyclo to move around the old quarter and experience the local life here.
If you are interested in discovering local food, don’t forget to taste Bun Cha at No.1 Hang Manh str., “Pho” at No. 10 Ly Quoc Su str., ‘’Cha Ca’’ at No. 31 Duong Thanh str.,… After dinner time, let’s take a walk to Ta Hien or Dao Duy Tu street where you can join dynamic nightlife with many citizens and foreigners.
2. Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and popular travel destination in Quang Ninh Province, Vietnam. This place is known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests. The atmosphere of Halong is very fresh, the scenery is beautiful and the seafood is also delicious. This is a highlight of the Vietnam and Cambodia packages.
While your board is cruising to the central of Halong for embarking, you may have a chance to see thousands of islands in various shapes which are lying randomly close to each other like a big wall.
You may visit one of the most natural and beautiful caves and ride kayaking to venture into hidden grottos, learn about the formation of karst caves besides some interesting stories relating.
Halong Bay is a place where you can enjoy seafood specialties. In addition, if you have some time you should enjoy white sticky rice dumplings, rolls fried squid, sea sam, “nodded” cake, nem chua or glutinous rice soaked Hoanh Bo, spring rolls Quang Yen town, Ca Tien Yen…
Visiting the beauty in the Centre of Vietnam
The Middle of Vietnam also has the characteristic beauty that you will find interesting when exploring. After visiting Ha Long Bay, you will continue the Vietnam and Cambodia packages by coming back to Ha Noi’s Airport for the connecting flight to Hue.
Hue is situated on the banks of Perfume River, in the Middle of Vietnam, just a few miles inland from the East Sea.
When visiting this city, firstly, you will get the romantic experience by taking a leisure boat trip along the Perfume River, visiting Thien Mu Pagoda – one of the most famous Vietnamese landmarks.
In the continue, it is a chance to take a short drive into a lush valley of the river where seven tombs were built for seven Nguyen Emperors to understand more Royal’s Life and their architecture.
After that, you may visit Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. The next experience is exploring the local life by visiting Dong Ba market. If time permits you can pass by “the Quốc Học of Huế” – the famous school here and see the female student in Ao dai traditional dress. It will be an enjoyable experience in the Vietnam and Cambodia packages.
2. Da Nang
Next, you can start your journey to Da Nang city. You will first 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.
Firstly, 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 the transparent sea, white sand, and mysterious primitive jungle with a vast diversity of plants and animals.
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
Later, try climbing up to the mountain and visit Thuy Son – the biggest and the most beautiful mountain in the Vietnam and Cambodia packages.
3. Hoi An ancient town
Hoi An is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has the unique heritage site that you shouldn’t miss when coming to Vietnam.
Firstly, let’s start riding your bicycle to Tra Que village to know about the history of the village, the cultivation of the vegetables as well as discovering about the use of vegetables in traditional Vietnamese medicine.
Here, you can join many interesting activities such as prepare the land and fertilizê it with seaweed from the local lake, raking, sowing, watering greens, picking greens, etc…
You can know about many delights of Hoi An, get a fun visit to Hoi An Local Market, follow the small alleys to see the Chinese Assembly Hall, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge, the Tan Ky Ancient House and the China Town…
In free time, don’t forget to walk around Hoi An town to feel peaceful local life, enjoy local food on street or taste some local coffee. If you come on the first day or the 14th day of the month, you can see and join colored lantern festival. That will be an unforgettable memory during the Vietnam and Cambodia packages!
Exploring the South of Vietnam
1. Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh city is the busiest and most developed city in Vietnam, it’s the next destination in the Vietnam and Cambodia packages.
When visiting this dynamic city, you can understand what is a dramatic meeting of new and old culture. This is a dynamic metropolis of traffic juxtaposed, the skyscrapers and a wealth of traditional markets and ancient temples.
Start exploring this modern city, you can visit The Reunification Palace. It has the architecture typical of the 60s’, blend of traditional ritual and modern architecture.
The central Post Office – next site in Ho Chi Minh City is one of the oldest buildings here, a mixture of French, Renaissance and Gothic influences. Its decorations, from interior to exterior is a typical colonial French feature.
The next place, Notre Dame Cathedral is located in the downtown of Ho Chi Minh. It’s considered the symbol of this dynamic city and has a height of 60 meters.
The last destination is Ben Thanh Local market, which is a bustling market in the daytime and a social center after sunset.
When coming here, you shouldn’t miss enjoying local food at Pham Ngu Lao street and surrounding, visit the night market or see A O show – an interesting traditional show.
2. Can Tho
After leaving Ho Chi Minh bustling city behind, to continue the Vietnam and Cambodia packages, you can come to Can Tho which belongs to Mekong Delta – the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam, the delta is carpeted in a dizzying variety of greens. Here, you will see a lively picture of the rhythms of the mighty Mekong, where boats, houses, and markets float upon the innumerable rivers, canals, and streams that crisscross the landscape like arteries.
You will start your delta trip with a visit to Vinh Trang Pagoda, the most beautiful and ancient pagoda in Mekong Delta.
After that, you continue to the boat quay, enjoying a scenic cruise, crossing Tien River to Thoi Son 5 Island. Here, you can see the fruit orchards, enjoy fruits while listening to the traditional music performance, “Cai Luong” by local people.
Then you will get in the horse cart on a nice road the next Thao Nguyen orchid flower gardens and have a great chance to while tasting tea – honey bees.
To be continued, you come to the fishing villages around the Phoenix Island. Here you will see the houseboats and learn how the locals feed Red Tilapias fish.
Mrs. Ut Phím’s house and the An Khanh Canal is our next destination. Here you can communicate with the local’s people, eat the coconut candy and taste the others special products of Ben Tre province.
3. Chau Doc
From Ninh Kieu boat quay, you cruise along the small and picturesque canals. You will see the Cai Rang floating market – the nicest one with heaps of rowing boats.
If you want to enjoy the beautiful scenery and the daily activities of the locals who live along the Mekong canals, continue to walk through the village to visit a rice husking mill and a rice/noodle shop. And you can observe how it’s made.
Discover Cambodia – End of Vietnam and Cambodia packages
1. Phnom Penh
After a long time discovering Vietnam, let’s start your trip to Cambodia in the Vietnam and Cambodia packages, starting with Phnom Penh. You can go there by high-speed boat, which will help you enjoy the gorgeous scenery on the way with fresh air and green trees.
Phnom Penh is an exciting capital of Cambodia. You can start to discover this capital by visiting the National Museum, Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, and the Wat Phnom…
Once you come to Phnom Penh, remember to explore the street on foot or tuk-tuk – a traditional type of vehicle of Cambodian, taste the sticky rice with mango, Kampot pepper crab, and the local food amok,…
Going to The riverfront’s rooftop bars to enjoy Phnom Penh panorama view while drinking is also an unforgettable experience.
2. Siem Reap
Siem Reap province is located in northwest Cambodia. This is a must-come destination for tourists in the Vietnam and Cambodia packages because it is the closest city to the world famous temples of Angkor.
Firstly, you may visit the well known Ta Prohm and some temples surrounding such as Ta Keo, Sra Srong, Thommanon, Banteay Kdei…
Enjoying dinner with Khmer Apsara Dance show will be an interesting activity you can join.
Let’s start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area by exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King, the Royal Enclosure, the impressive Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas and the series of colossal human faces carved in stone,…
Then, you visit the largest as well as the complete temple of Angkor Wat. This architectural masterpiece has appeared since the 12th century. Its area is about 210 hectares.
If you have much time, let’s visit the Angkor Night Market. It will dazzle you with Khmer artwork, local handicrafts, and sumptuous street food. The most interesting part is it just takes two minutes to walk from Pub Street, so you can make it a part of the evening festivities.
So 15 days of Vietnam and Cambodia Packages are coming to the end. Hope you have a memorable experience while exploring the natural beauty, culture, people, and cuisine of these two countries. Don’t forget to buy souvenirs and pick up any great images to bring back to your country!