General

This comprehensive tour of two amazing countries will allow you to enjoy a magical experience as you travel from the cultural north of Hanoi with a cruise through the majestic Halong Bay, on to an extended stay at the ever popular town of Hoi An, before heading south into Ho Chi Minh City.

From here discover the Mekong Delta in depth before arriving in Phnom Penh, Cambodia and then through to Siem Reap with the amazing Angkor Temples. On this small group tour, make friends along the way whilst the experienced local guides will give you an insight into these two colourful countries.

Multi-day Tour Experience Vietnam & Cambodia
Destination Vietnam/Cambodia
Cities Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
Departure Location Ho Chi Minh City Hotel
Visits Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
Finishes at Siem Reap
Duration 17 Days / 16 Nights

Tour Schedule

Tour Dates for 2018: 19 May, 29 May, 12 Jun, 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 07 Aug, 21 Aug, 04 Sep, 18 Sep, 02 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov & 11 Dec
Tour Dates for 2019: 08 Jan, 22 Jan, 19 Feb & 05 Mar

Guaranteed Departure applies As soon as 2 people are booked on this tour.

Itinerary


Day 1: Hanoi (D)

Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour, exploring the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Meet the rest of your group at dinner tonight.

Day 2: Hanoi (B, L)

This morning visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his historic house as well as Hoa Lo, the infamous prison nick named the Hanoi Hilton. The afternoon is spent at leisure.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay. Board your cruise boat which combines oriental style with contemporary comfort – the perfect recipe for an enchanting and relaxing holiday.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hoi An (B)

For early risers, admire the morning mist or watch the sun rise. Cruise back to port and transfer through to Hanoi Airport for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang, transfer to your Hoi An hotel.

Day 5: Hoi An (B)

This morning, take a walking tour inside and around the historic old buildings of Hoi An. Ancient shop houses line the streets with the Japanese Covered Bridge a key landmark. The afternoon is spent at leisure.

Day 6: Hoi An (B)

Discover the ancient ruins of My Son – home to the Cham people centuries ago. Return to Hoi An by boat with the afternoon spent at leisure.

Day 7: Hoi An (B)

Spend the day at leisure to enjoy Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An – Hue (B)

This morning stop at Marble Mountain and the Cham Museum before travelling via the breath-taking Hai Van Pass to Hue. The evening is spent at leisure in Hue.

Day 9: Hue (B, L, D)
A full day tour of Hue includes a boat trip along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, the Ancient Citadel and a visit to the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh. You’ll also make a stop at a road side village well known for making traditional conical hats. This evening enjoy a special Imperial banquet dinner.

Day 10: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Transfer to Hue Airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer to your hotel followed by a half day city tour to discover key sights of this bustling city. End the tour at a local boutique brewery for those who want to sample an ice cold beer to end their day!

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City (B, D)

This morning, transfer to the wharf for a magical speedboat trip up the river to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Tonight celebrate your tour with a farewell dinner on a stunning evening cruise.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta: Can Tho (B, L)

This morning, depart Ho Chi Minh City for the drive to the Mekong Delta. Board a boat and explore the myriad of estuaries and islands. By road head to Can Tho.

Day 13: Mekong Delta: Chau Doc (B, L)

This morning visit the bustling Cai Rang Floating Market – the largest wholesale floating market in the Mekong Delta. Continue by road to Chau Doc. This afternoon visit Sam Mountain. With influence from Chinese, Vietnamese and Khmer cultures, Sam Mountain is renowned for its traditional pagodas secluded in caves and is the site where devout local Buddhists make their annual pilgrimage.

Day 14: Mekong – Phnom Penh (B)

Board a boat this morning for a journey up river to Phnom Penh. On board, explore one the most mysterious rivers of the world, the great Mekong, and admire the natural beauty of its timeless scenery. On arrival in Phnom Penh, you will be met by your local Cambodian guide who will transfer you to your hotel. In the afternoon visit the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the Daughters’ Visitor Centre, a non-profit organisation supporting victims of sex-exploitation in Cambodia.

Day 15: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (B, D)

Visit Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields before transferring to Phnom Penh Airport for a flight to Siem Reap. This evening enjoy a special cultural experience with dinner and a traditional Apsara Show.

Day 16: Siem Reap (B, L)

Today enjoy a full day exploring the stunning Angkor Temples. Tour the South Gate of Angkor Thom followed by the ruins of Bayon, Baphoun, the Royal Enclosure Phimeanakas and the Elephant Terraces. The Bayon Temple (circa 1190) is a Buddhist temple but retains elements of Hindu cosmology and imagery. Standing in the exact centre of the walled city, it represents the intersection of heaven and earth. End your tour by exploring the awe-inspiring Angkor Wat. The “lost city” of Angkor first attracted the interest of Europeans in the 1800’s after Cambodia was colonised by the French. The evening is spent at leisure.

Day 17: Siem Reap (B)

Today, transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport where tour arrangements end.

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