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13 days 12 nights

Tour Type

Daily Tour

Group Size

10 people

Languages

English, Vietnamese

About this tour

Embark on an Unforgettable Adventure to the Captivating Vietnam and Cambodia!

On this 13-day vacation, you’ll immerse yourself in the culture of Vietnam and Cambodia while also admiring the stunning natural beauty. From Hanoi’s old alleyways to the legendary Halong Bay, each day reveals an array of rich history and vibrant local life. Discover the timeless charm of Hoi An before going on to the vibrant pace of Saigon, the gateway to the gorgeous Mekong Delta. Travel to Cambodia, where Phnom Penh’s painful history contrasts with the wonderful temples of Angkor in Siem Reap, concluding in a peaceful Tonle Sap Lake tour. This tour provides a unique glimpse into Southeast Asia’s character, from its bustling cities to tranquil countryside.

Destination: Vietnam and Cambodia

Duration: 13 days

Travel Periods: 01May-21Dec24

NOTE: Package’s price is for 1 adult  in Low Season.

For Enquiry of this Tour, please contact Direct Flights.
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Package expires at on 21st, December 2024

Highlights

  • Walk around the old alleyways of Hanoi and drink up the city's rich history and colorful culture.
  • Take a magnificent flight over Halong Bay to appreciate its breathtaking splendor, and then cruise its emerald seas.
  • Visit the picturesque UNESCO-listed village of Hoi An, a fusion of cultures and architecture.
  • Dive into the lively atmosphere of Saigon, experiencing both its modern energy and historical depth.
  • Enjoy the gorgeous vistas of the Mekong Delta and observe the colorful life along its waterways.
  • Discover the terrible but captivating history of Phnom Penh, a city of perseverance and regeneration.
  • Be amazed by the majesty of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, a tribute to the Khmer Empire's magnificence.

Included/Excluded

  • Accommodation is based on a shared Double room including breakfast unless otherwise mentioned
  • Meals as mentioned
  • Local English-speaking guide (supplements may apply for other languages and group national guides)
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle unless stated otherwise
  • Transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • Activities as outlined in the itinerary
  • Service charge and current government VAT/GST tax
  • Visa (we can help with visa on arrival in certain destination upon request)
  • Surcharge and compulsory dinner for peak seasons (to be advise at the time of booking)
  • Services and meals not mentioned in itinerary
  • All drinks; including water, soft drinks and alcohol
  • Early/late check in/out service at hotels (surcharge if requested)
  • Optional excursion/tours
  • International and Domestic Flights unless mentioned
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Camera/video entrance fees

Itinerary

Upon arrival into Hanoi, be met by your guide who will transfer you to your hotel. Please note: * Estimated distance from hotels in the Old Quarter to the airport or v.v: ~25-30km Estimated driving time: ~30mins - 40mins. * International arrivals: Please proceed through immigration and customs, and make your way to the exterior arrivals area, using the exit indicated for your flight on the arrivals marquee (either exit A1 or A2). Our representative will be waiting here for you holding a Pick-up sign. He will then escort you to your vehicle to take you to your hotel.

Meals: Nil
Hotel: Thang Long Opera Hanoi Hotel (Superior)

Today, start your journey to the highlights and hidden gems of Hanoi at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, an imposing structure that houses the remains of the revered former president who led Vietnam’s campaign for independent from colonial rule. Next, head onward to the Temple of Literature, an ancient collection of courtyards, gardens and architecture built in homage to the Chinese scholar Confucius. Considered the oldest university in Vietnam, the Temple of Literature dates back nearly one thousand years! Follow your guide’s lead while you weave through some of the Quarter’s 36 streets named for the products historically sold here. Along the way, pass by some of the only remaining streets that continue selling the goods of their namesake, including Tin and Bamboo street. Head through labyrinthine back alleys well off the tourist trail and see Hanoi at its authentic best. Peer into temples and traditional houses, hear the stories of the ancient city and meet the people who call this fascinating city home. Head to your next stop at Ngoc Son Temple on the tiny island on the lake before wrapping up your guided walk with a cup of egg coffee at a local café. Enjoy a water puppet show for a look at traditional performance art in Vietnam before heading back to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel: Thang Long Opera Hanoi Hotel (Superior)

We travel on to the mysterious Halong Bay, which literally means 'where the dragon descends into the sea'. Upon arrival, board your Halong bay overnight cruise, set in your cabin and follow cruise's itinerary. In the afternoon we take a boat trip through Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. This beautiful nature reserve is the result of centuries of erosion and is unique in the world. The bay contains no less than 1969 beautiful and photogenic islands, often consisting exclusively of mysterious rocks, even more mysterious caves and beautiful tropical beaches. It is not surprising that many poets, painters and writers found their inspiration here for their works. The lunch and dinner will be on the ship.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Hotel: Emeraude Classic Cruise Halong (ROH 2D1N)

Indulge in a serene morning ritual as tea, coffee, and delectable cakes are elegantly served aboard. Immerse yourself in tranquility with a rejuvenating yoga class held on the ship in the early morning. Afterwards, we will begin exploring the Sung Sot Cave relic. Board a small boat and join a guided tour to delve into the mesmerizing expanse of this cave, nestled within the captivating Ha Long Bay cave complex. Complete your journey by checking out and settling payments at the Reception desk. Meanwhile, relish a delightful brunch at the ship's restaurant, a culinary experience that adds a touch of indulgence to your morning. As the cruise navigates back to the port from 9:00 to 11:00, you'll be treated to breathtaking views of iconic landmarks such as Hon Trong Mai, Dinh Huong, and the magnificent limestone mountains. This scenic return journey becomes a perfect conclusion to your Halong Bay exploration. We will then transfer you back to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Flight Hanoi - Danang Upon arrival, we transfer you to your hotel. Please note: Estimated distance from the airport to hotels in Hoi An old town or vice versa: around 30 - 35 km - Estimated driving time: appx. 45 - 50 minutes.
Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Ahoy Hoian Boutique Resort and Spa (Deluxe Pool View)

Enjoy a full-day tour of Hoi An with your local guide. Learn about this former port town and the influence of many international cultures on the aesthetics of this UNESCO town. Begin with a visit to the 17th century Chua Ong Pagoda before visiting the Jinshang Temple at the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Take a short walk to Tam Ky House, a 200 year old ancestral house before visiting Hoi An’s most recognizable sight - the Japanese Covered Bridge which dates back to the 17th century. After enjoying a delicious Vietnamese lunch, take a short boat trip down the river to visit local artisans making ceramics at a craft village. End your tour with a visit to the docks where you will see the traditional fishing boats and iconic bamboo basket boats. Please note: Estimated pick up time: between 8AM and 9 AM - Estimated duration: appx. 8 hours.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Ahoy Hoian Boutique Resort and Spa (Deluxe Pool View)

Be met by your guide and transfer by road to the airport for your onward flight. Please note: Estimated distance from the airport to hotels in Hoi An old town or vice versa: around 30 - 35 km - Estimated driving time: appx. 45 - 50 minutes. Flight Danang – Ho Chi Minh City Upon arrival, our guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel. Please note: * Estimated distance from hotels in city center to the airport or v.v: ~8km - Estimated duration: 40 mins

Your guide will meet you at your hotel and driven to Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, one of Saigon’s most notable pagodas. Built in traditional Vietnamese architecture style, the main building boasts intricate wood carvings. The main hall is home to a huge Buddha statue whilst the backside hall is dedicated to Mother Goddesses, venerable monks and spirits.

You will also visit the War Remnants Museum, where Vietnam’s government has assembled presentations - some of them graphic - of wartime hardships and atrocities. The tour continues with a stop at the Reunification Palace, where a North Vietnamese tank crashed through the gates in 1975 to end a war that killed an estimated 58,000 Americans and three million Vietnamese. Visit the city’s Central Post Office, which was designed by the French architect Alfred Foulhoux. Next, stroll toward the Saigon River along Dong Khoi Street, which figured prominently in Graham Greene’s famous Vietnam novel, The Quiet American, to the Saigon Opera House, a commanding building completed in 1901. Shelled during World War II, it was used to shelter French citizens fleeing North Vietnam in 1954, the year Vietnam earned its independence from France. Please note: * Estimated pick-up time: 8.00AM or 01.30PM - Estimated duration: 4hrs

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Dai Nam Boutique Hotel (ROH)

Immerse yourself fully in the local culture of the Mekong Delta with a day trip to rustic Ben Tre. A journey of about two and a half hours will bring you to a peaceful area of lush orchards, green rice paddies and coconut fields. The local residents have found many other uses for the humble coconut, including turning them into household items and cosmetics. We'll take a scenic bike ride along shady paths visiting the home of a friendly local as we go. Our two-wheeled exploration will continue along rural pathways that wind their way alongside dense vegetation and small tributaries of the Mekong. Board a rowing boat and cruise along the small canals under the shade of the coconut trees. After our exploration we'll enjoy a delicious lunch of local specialties cooked by the host, and visit some local workshops to see how rice paper and sticky coconut sweets are made. Worth Noting - Sometimes our boat trip may not be able to run during adverse weather particularly during the rainy season (typically June/July)

After the tour, you will be transferring directly to Can Tho for your overnight stay.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Hotel: Muong Thanh Luxury Can Tho Hotel (Deluxe King/Twin)

No place gives a better insight into the life on the Mekong Delta than the Cai Rang Floating Market. Learn about the history and culture of the Southern Vietnams most unique and vibrant market and have the chance to buy fresh produce from one of the local sellers. Do not forget to look at what is tied to the long poles above the boats to see what it is they are selling! Then drive to the town of Chau Doc, a sleepy Mekong town which is approximately three hours by road.

This afternoon, go back to nature and visit Tra Su nature reserve, a sanctuary for over 80 different species of birds. The observation tower enables you to see over the reserve and the stunning countryside that surrounds it. Relax on a small paddle boat through the river ways after your lunch at a local restaurant. On the way to the forest you will visit a small village of ethnic Khmer, where you will learn about the importance of Buddhism in the community and have the opportunity to chat with monks at the local monastery. * Estimated pick up time: 07:00 - Estimated duration: 5hrs * Estimated distance from Can Tho to Chau Doc: ~110km - Estimated driving time: 2hrs

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Victoria Chau Doc Resort (Superior)

After breakfast, you will be transferring to the pier for your speedboat trip to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, meet your guide and driver for your transfer to hotel.

Meals: Breakfast

Hotel: Anik Palace Hotel (Deluxe Room)

After breakfast, meet your guide and driver for your exploration the rich heritage of capital city Phnom Penh. Considered the ‘Pearl of Asia,’ Phnom Penh has an exotic post-colonial culture. Situated on the banks of the Ton Le Sap and Mekong Rivers, Phnom Penh was largely constructed in the 1920s and boasts some of Asia’s best-preserved Art Deco architecture. Set off from your hotel to the majestic Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda complex. Admire the elaborately constructed palace buildings, some of the 5,000 silver floor tiles that give the Silver Pagoda its name, as well as spectacular gold and bejeweled Buddha statues that are considered national treasures. Walk to the nearby National Museum, a beautiful sandstone museum that showcases the world’s largest collection of Khmer art. After wandering around the museum, continue on to Wat Phnom, the most important temple in Phnom Penh. Situated atop a 27-meter high knoll, the temple overlooks the city and offers a pleasant green respite for tourists and locals alike. In the afternoon, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Flight Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Upon arrival, your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel.

Meals: Breakfast
Hotel: Lotus Blanc Resort (Deluxe Dbl/Twin)

Start your visit at the South Gate of Angkor Thom, where statues of the gods of good and evil line the entrance. Your next stop is Bayon, a richly decorated temple. Its most distinctive feature is the hundreds of smiling faces that grace the towers. Impressive bas-reliefs tell stories of daily life and of the great battles that were fought between the Khmers and ancient Thais. Move on to Phimeanakas, shaped like a pyramid with two ponds in the rear. Walk to the top of the temple for impressive views of the Angkor complex. Take a short drive to Ta Prohm, one of Cambodia’s most beloved temples. Unusually, Ta Prohm is in much the same condition in which it was found. The combination of large trees growing out of the ruins and the surrounding jungle give the temple a truly magical feel. Return to Siem Reap for lunch and to escape the hot sun. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring magnificent Angkor Wat, the world’s largest religious monument and best-preserved temple in the complex. This visually spectacular massive three-tired pyramid has become a symbol of

Cambodia, appearing on its flag. Admire the grandeur of its architecture and its extensive decoration of bas-relief friezes. End your day and returning to Siem Reap. Enjoy an evening filled with traditional Aspara dance. The show brings ancient Khmer culture to life while you enjoy a dinner of traditional Cambodian cuisine.

Meals: Breakfast / Dinner
Hotel: Lotus Blanc Resort (Deluxe Dbl/Twin)

Take a short 15-kilometer drive to Tonle Sap Lake, located south of Siem Reap. The lake is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia and the lifeblood of Cambodia as three million people depend upon it for their food and livelihoods. Each year, millions of fish come to spawn in the seasonally flooded forest surrounding the lake, attracting a myriad of water birds. Take a boat tour and see the floating village of Chong Kneas. Here you will get to see first-hand what life is like on the water, the floating market, the local fishery, and crocodile farm. Enjoy the scenery of the lake and keep an eye out for wildlife.

Meals: Breakfast Hotel: Lotus Blanc Resort (Deluxe Dbl/Twin)

Your guide will pick you up at your hotel and transfer you to the airport.

Meals: Breakfast

Durations

13 Days 12 Nights

Languages

English
Vietnamese

Frequently asked questions

LAND TOUR PRICE (PER PERSON, in AUD):

No. Of Guest:

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

Single supplement

Low season

3234

2728

2366

2174

2032

2027

1941

1880

1829

800

High season

3326

2819

2458

2266

2124

2119

2032

1971

1921

891

 

  • High season: 01 Mar - 31 Mar 2024 & 01 Oct- 31 Oct 2024
  • Low season: 01 Apr- 30 Sep 2024

 

AIRFARE (PER PERSON, in AUD)

Route

Price

One-way from Hanoi to Danang

234

One-way from Danang to Saigon

234

One-way from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

234

(Airfare is subject to change without prior notice)

 

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