Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 13 days - BestPrice Travel(13 days/ 12 nights)
Region: Outbound
Itinerary: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake
Price: US $1545
Update: 04/24/2018
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Vietnam and Cambodia, both are dynamic and each has their own unique cultural identity and heritage with thousands of years of dynasties and ancient civilizations. On this fascinating tour you’ll explore several of the world’s greatest treasures, behold spectacular scenery, learn about different cultures, and experience the warmth and hospitality bestowed by the locals. Combining highlights of both countries, the Best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour is an eye-open to the delights of Indochina and leave you awe-struck by these magical places. It'll be a vacation of a lifetime.

Trip Highlights

  • - See the differences between Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City - two major hubs of Vietnam, yet each offers a unique experience.
  • - Halong Bay is a paradisical enclave of green waters and strange rock formations. Enjoy an overnight cruise through the majestic landscape and indulge in fresh seafood.
  • - Fall under the spell of enchanting ancient town of Hoi An where relaxed lifestyle has not changed over the years.
  • - Enter into the rural rhythm of life in the Mekong Delta and enjoy region's specialties.
  • - Admire the legacy of the ancient Khmer people and soak up the atmosphere under the shade of huge old trees.
  • - Visit floating villages in Tonle Sap Lake area and witness life of poor Cambodian who don't have land to build houses will be a real eye-opener.
  • Day 1Hanoi Arrival 
    • Hanoi
    Meet your tour guide on arrival at Hanoi international airport and join your fellow travellers in a coach transfer to the city centre for hotel check-in.

    Hotel rooms may not be ready until 14:00 hrs but an early check-in would be guaranteed with a surcharge. The rest of the day is at leisure. Subject to your arrival time, you may want to venture out to explore the city on your own or join one of our wonderful optional excursions in and around Hanoi, such as a walking tour through Hanoi Old Quarter for you first impression of Vietnam’s capital city.

    Meals: NA
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    Activities: Arrival in Hanoi and explore the city on your own
    Day 2Hanoi City Tour Full Day
    • One Pillar Pagoda
    Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and during the months of September and October) and his former residence (closed on Monday and Friday), One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, known as the first university of Vietnam and built more than 1,000 years ago. Continue the city tour to Museum of Ethnology.

    After lunch, enjoy a leisurely one-hour cyclo tour through Hanoi. Visit the beautiful Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple then a walking tour into the hidden of Hanoi Old Quarter.

    The best way to really experience Hanoi's Old Quarter is on foot. As you explore the route below, stop for coffee at a local cafe or a storefront geared to tourists in the backpacker area of the quarter. Stop for a chat; folks are busy but friendly if you take the time to connect.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    Activities: Take part in a city tour to know more about Hanoi and its famous historical sites
    Day 3Hanoi - Halong Bay 
    • Cave in Halong Bay
    Be ready for pick-up at your hotel lobby at 08:00 am. Halfway to Halong City we will have a stop at Hong Ngoc Humanitarian Center. Apart from having clean western style toilet facilities we will be able to see local craftsmen at work and have time for relaxation.

    Upon arrival at the pier, embark on the boat and set sail on a cruise through the limestone cliffs and emerald waters of Halong Bay, taking in the spectacular scenery of this UNESCO World Heritage site. Lunch is served as you cruise by impressive rock formations with unusual names and shapes.

    In the afternoon you will start to discover Halong Bay, listed as a World Heritage of outstanding natural beauty, known in Vietnamese as “Dragon descending to the sea“. Depending on each cruise’s itinerary of the day, you may visit a beautiful cave, have some swimming at Titop Island or Soi Sim Island.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
    Accommodation: Overnight on board
    Activities: Relax and admire the beauty of Halong Bay on an overnight cruise.
    Day 4Halong Bay - Hanoi
    • Fishing Village in Halong Bay
    Wake up the next morning at sunrise, you are invited to practice Tai Chi on the sun deck. Enjoy the feel of the early morning salt water scent and bask in the early sun rising from behind the mountains. Arriving at the pier, you will be picked up for transfer back to Hanoi.

    Rest of the day at leisure.

    Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
    Activities: Transfer back to Hanoi
    Day 5Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An
    Your journey continues southbound today with a flight to Da Nang, a young and dynamic hub of the central region.

    From the Da Nang airport you will drive the short distance south past the famous Non Nuoc Beach onto the enchanting town of Hoi An listed by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage and was once a well-known trading center in Southeast Asia from the 16th to 18th centuries. Its sizable community of foreign merchants resulted in a unique architectural style with Vietnamese, Chinese and Japanese influences. Check in the hotel for some leisure time and your guide will take you on a stroll through the ancient town. Its friendly inhabitants, narrow streets, old houses, temples and wooden bridge still remain its ancient character.

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
    Activities: Arrival in Hoian ancient town and discover the enchanting beauty there
    • Hoi An Town
    • Hoi An
    Day 6Hoi An - Da Nang - Hue
    Hoi An has been known for the exceptionally well preserved ancient town with the complex of old wooden frame buildings including the historical monuments and the fusion of indigenous and foreign cultures. The morning is at leisure. You might spend half day at leisure by the beach or joining in our half day tour in Hoi An at optional.

    In the afternoon drive to Hue, the former Imperial City of the last dynasty of Vietnam with a photo stop at the Marble Mountain, a scenic spot with caves, temples, shrines, pagodas and a great view of the surrounding area. The journey to Hue will take you over the famous Hai Van Pass with a green view of the stretch of Truong Son mountain range on one side and a spectacular view of the East Sea on the other. Arrival in Hue will be in late afternoon. After hotel check-in, have leisure time.

     

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Hue
    Activities: Transfer to Hue through Hai Van pass
    • View from Hai Van Pass
    • Truong Tien Bridge
    Day 7Hue - Ho Chi Minh City
    • Ho Chi Minh City
    In the morning, a scenic boat trip on the Perfume River will take you to Thien Mu Pagoda or "Heavenly Lady" pagoda, one of the oldest ancient architectural structures for religious worship in Hue. Situated 4 km upstream on the banks of the Perfume River, it is an active Buddhist monastery with its origins dating back to 1601.

    Continue by car to visit the Imperial Citadel. Situated on the Northern bank of the Perfume River, the citadel covers an area of 500 ha and has a system of three circles of ramparts: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel) and Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel). The Hue royal complex has been officially recognized by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.Your next stop will be at Dong Ba market which has been functioning as the main resource of food for the palaces, hospitals, army camps, dormitories of the national universities and local inhabitants.

    In the late afternoon, you will take another domestic flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City.

     
    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
    Activities: Join a Hue city tour to discover its historical sites then fly to Ho Chi Minh city
    Day 8Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels
    • Ho Chi Minh City Hall
    Today morning you will drive 55 km out of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi District famous for the amazing complex of underground tunnels - Cu Chi Tunnels. There are more than 200 km of tunnels, comprising a main axis system with many branches connecting to underground hideouts, shelters and other tunnels.

    In the afternoon, gain an insight into the city’s development through a walking tour to the most significant landmarks including the Opera House, the Town Hall, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office (all magnificent sights from the French colonial period).

    Afterwards experience a fantastic 360 degree view of Saigon city and its surroundings from the observation deck atop the 262 m high Bitexco Financial Tower which has a shape of a lotus, Vietnam’s national flower. Your next stop will be the famous Ben Thanh Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
    Activities: Join a day tour to Cu Chi Tunnels and back to Ho Chi Minh city to visit some of the most famous historical sites
    Day 9Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta
    • Mekong Delta
    The mighty Mekong empties to the Eastern Sea through nine estuaries with two biggest ones called as Tien River and Hau River that form the fertile land known as the Mekong River Delta. Visiting the region you will be amazed by the view of endless paddy fields, the waterway system and the lush green fruit orchards.

    Your journey will take you to Ben Tre for a day exploring the Mekong Delta. Activities of the day include a scenic boat trip on Mekong River to an island where local handicraft and coconut candy are being produced, a short ride on a horse carriage, visit to a typical local house, tasting some local produce such as homemade honey-tea, fresh seasonal fruits and enjoying traditional music performed by local artists. One of the highlights of the tour is a ride by small sampan boat through the small canals and side-arms of the “Mighty Mekong” to observe the daily life along the river banks.

    Enjoy lunch with local delicacies before heading back to Ho Chi Minh City.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
    Activities: Explore the mighty Mekong Delta and learn more about the local life there
    Day 10Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
    Have leisure time before your departure. You are welcome to join our interesting optional excursions in and around Ho Chi Minh City, such as our Good Morning Saigon! tour (surcharge applies). Please note that hotel check-out time is at 12:00 hrs. A late check-out can be arranged subject to room availability and a surcharge will apply.

    Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, meet with our driver and transfer direct to hotel. Remain of the day is free and overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

     

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
    Activities: Take a flight from Ho Chi Minh city to Siem Reap
    • Siem Reap
    • Siem Reap
    • Cambodia
    Day 11Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Temples
    Breakfast at hotel, first visit the South Gate of Angkor Thom which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Also, visit to Ta Prohm Temple, one of the area’s most beautiful temples. The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location in the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider.

    Afternoon, continue to seeing the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.

     

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
    Activities: Take a temple tour to Angkor Wat temples in Siem Reap
    • The Roots Of Tree Embracing The Temple
    • Cambodia
    Day 12Siem Reap - Banteay Srei - Tonle Sap Lake
    Morning, visit to Banteay Srei temple (Citadel of Women), regarded as the jewel in the crown of classical Khmer Art. Then continue your visit to anteay Samre, build in the third quarter of the 12th century. It consists of a central temple with four wings preceded by a hall and accompany by two libraries, the southern example remarkably well preserved.

    Afternoon, board on boat on Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. If your energy level still permit, before returning back to hotel stop by at Old Market, a lively outdoor market where you will find antiquities, silver and gold jewelry, gems, silk, Kramas, stone and wood carvings, as well as T-Shirts, CDs and other souvenirs. Accommodation at hotel in Siem Reap.

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
    Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
    Activities: Visit the Citadel of Women, BanteaySrei temple, and also enjoy Tonle Sap lake with a view through local life
    • Cambodia
    • Tonle Sap Lake
    Day 13Siem Reap - Departure
    Breakfast at hotel. This morning, visit Artisan D’Angkor, home of handicraft center and Silk Farm in Puok, established by a French NGO to revive Cambodia's beautiful silk production. We can see every step of silk production.

    After lunch, free until time transfer to Siem Reap Airport to catch flight to next destination.

     

    Meals: Breakfast
    Accommodation: NA
    Activities: Take advantage of time to explore the handicraft center Artisan D’Angkor and the Silk Farm in Puok. Then pick up for the departure flight

     

  • Important Notes:

    • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
    • If you have any specific food requirement (vegetarian, vegan, food allergies, etc.) please inform us in advance, we will provide notices to our restaurants, tour guides and partners so they would be able to serve you the best.
    • Small Group rate available
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