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Best of Vietnam and Cambodia – 16 days – From $1091

Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 16 day trip offer a great chance to experience most of the famous natural and cultural heritage sites in both Cambodia & Vietnam from the wonderful and mystical Ha Long Bay, to the charming, quiet ancient capital of Hue, and the simple but interesting Hoi An, the fabled temples of Angkor – the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. Hanoi, Saigon and Phnom Penh…

16 Days/ 15 Nights: Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh – Mekong Delta –  Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh

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Type of trip: Private
Trip Duration: 16 Days
Starting: Hanoi capital city, Vietnam
Finishing: Siem Reap, Cambodia
Trip Grading: Regular itinerary, moderate walking
Destinations: Saigon – Cu Chi – Tay Ninh – Mekong Delta –  Hue – Danang – Hoi An – Hanoi – Halong – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh

Flexibility: This sample itinerary can be amended accordingly to meet your expectation.

Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

Day 1: Saigon Arrival (-/-/D)

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi tunnel (B/L/-)

Day 3: Saigon – Mekong Delta – Can Tho (B/L/-)

Day 4: Can Tho – Saigon (B/L/-)

Day 5: Saigon – Hue (B/-/-)

Day 6: Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B/L/-)

Day 7: Hoi An (B/L/-)

Day 8: Hoi An – Hanoi (B/-/-)

Day 9: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)

Day 10: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B/-/-)

Day 11: Hanoi City Tour – Siem Reap (B/L/-)

Day 12: Siem Reap (B/L/-)

Day 13: Siem Reap (B/L/-)

Day 14: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B/L/-)

Day 15: Phnom Penh Tour (B/L/-)

Day 16: Phnom Penh Departure (B/-/-)

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Flexibility: The sample itinerary can be modified to suit your interests, budget as well as your personal wishes including departure date, duration, accommodation used & how long you spend in each destination.

Tailor-Made Journey: This trip can be tailor made to create a unique holiday for your individual requirements by travel experts with intimate knowledge of the destination. It is a more individual trip that will suit those who enjoy immersing themselves in new cultures and environments, with the flexibility to plan a trip at your own pace. Quality and value are the hallmark of the trips, with most services being provided on a private basis.

Commitment to Excellence: We enjoys excellent relationships with all of the highly regarded hotels and finest properties in our destinations as well as with service suppliers so that we are able to negotiate the most attractive prices for our clients, which enables us to provide exclusive holidays and affordable special offers. We create one-of-a-kind vacations for groups and individuals. We love our destinations and do our best to make sure that our customers feel the same way. Our job is to make sure that everyone gets the right balance of comfort and excitement to enjoy the experience of a lifetime.

Day 1: Saigon Arrival (-/-D)
Upon arriving in Saigon, our tour guide will personally meet you at the airport and transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is time at leisure. Tonight, our guide will meet you again and we have welcome diner at a nice restaurant.

Included: Tour guide, Transportation, Hotel in Saigon

Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels (B/L/-)
Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Cu Chi district. Upon arrival in Cu Chi district, make a couple of stops for photo opportunities and a visit to a rice paper making factory at Tan Phu Trung Village. Experience ourselves the underground village of Cu Chi guerrilla fighters, which is simply a network of tunnels built during the long years of wars.
In the afternoon you will be met again and embark upon an exploration of this Metropolitan City. You will visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Rex Hotel, City Hall, the Opera House, the colonial Post Office, renowned for its architecture, and the Ben Thanh Market. Later stop at the Reunification Palace and the moving War Remnants Museum to learn more of Vietnam’s turbulent past.
End your day at the Jade Emperor Pagoda before returning to your hotel.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Saigon

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Ben Tre/ Mekong Delta (B/L/-)
Today, Best Vietnam tour brings you to Mekong Delta – the must see area in the south. Your private guide and driver will take you out of Ho Chi Minh City in a private vehicle and onto some beautiful country roads to Ben Tre Town, the heart of the Mekong Delta, popularly known as the “rice bowl” of Vietnam, and is famous for its vast rice fields, numerous waterways and beautiful landscapes.
Arriving at Ben Tre town you will embark on a motorized boat trip around the scenic Bến Tre River, viewing various local industries along the way. During the boat ride you will stop to visit the local workshops to see how bricks & sleeping mats are made. You also take a motor cart (xe lôi) passing rice and vegetable fields.
Return to Ben Tre town for lunch, after which you will be to your hotel in Can Tho.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Can Tho

Day 4: Can Tho – Saigon (B/L/-)
Early morning board to Cai Rang floating markets with stops at a Bun Tau noodle factory and a short trek before arriving at orchard garden to taste a variety of delicious fresh fruits. You can even try passing one of the many fragile monkey bridges along the canals photo shot. At the floating markets, you will discover a typical way of displaying and advertising farm products of local people gathering on the Mekong river to trade their goods. Drive back to Saigon with a lunch stop at local restaurant.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Saigon

Day 5: Saigon – Hue (B/-/-)
Transferring to the airport to catch morning flight to Hue. Check-in hotel upon arrival and take refresh for a while. This quiet city is widely known for the magnificent architecture of its citadels, palaces, royal tombs, pagodas and temples built under the Nguyen Dynasty. We visit the major sites including the Imperial Citadel with Forbidden Royal City like in Beijing. Free shopping in Dong Ba market.

Included: Breakfast, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hue

Day 6: Hue City Tour (B/-/-)
Morning boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda and Ming Mang Emperor’s mausoleum. The rest of day will be your own.

Included: Breakfast, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hue

Day 6: Hue – Danang – Hoi An (B/-/-)
After breakfast, we drive to Hoi An, we will cross Hai Van Pass where you will have magnificent view of the China Sea. Stop at Lang Co to have break. Visit the fascinating Cham Museum, famous China Beach and the Marble Mountains en route to charming Hoi An.

Included: Breakfast, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hoi An

Day 7: Hoi An Walking Tour (B/L/-)
Known as Faifo to early Western traders, Hoi An was one of South East Asia’s major international ports and today it still retains that special old-world feel. Enjoy a walking tour through the Old Quarter and try some of the local specialties. Hoi An is also famous for its large number of tailor shops, so if you want to have a new wardrobe made up, this is the time to do it. Back to hotel and you will be free at leisure on the beach or wandering around the town for the rest of day. Overnight in Hoi An

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Tour guide, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hoi An

Day 8: Hoi An – Hanoi (B/-/-)
Free at leisure until transferring to Danang airport to take flight to Hanoi. You will visit Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake: The Ngoc Son temple is set on a tiny island on the Hoan KiemLake, its history dating back to the 13th century. The temple is reached by crossing the The Huc Bridge which literally means the ‘Place Touched by Morning Sunbeams’. The Hoan Kiem Lake is the local point of the city and the source of many legends. One hour Cyclo Tour through the Old Quarter: Also known as the 36 streets, this bustling area of narrow streets is home to literally thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. Originally each of the 36 s names’ was related to the products being sold there. It’s a great place to explore on foot with numerous photo opportunities.

Included: Breakfast, Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hanoi

Day 9: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay (B/L/D)
Morning depart for Halong Bay, we go through the scenic countryside. The wondrous Halong Bay is truly one of Vietnam’s most impressive scenic sights. Heading out of the town we embark on a boat for an exploration of the legendary Halong Bay. This exciting five hour cruise will provide us a fantastic view of the picturesque scenery blending with the sky and some 3,000 limestone islands rising amazingly from the clear and emerald water. The limestone karsts formations are littered with beaches, grottoes and beautiful caves. Along the way we will anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove and an enjoyable visit to one of the many hidden grottoes beneath towering cliffs.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Tour guide on boat, Transportation, Entrance fees, Cruise in Halong Bay

Day 10: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi (B-/-)
Waking up and having breakfast served onboard. Continue cruising around the bay. Take sampan to visit Luon Cave and come back to the boat. Having brunch before disembarking and van will pick you up at the pier and transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive in Hanoi at 04:00 pm. Free at leisure.

Included: Brunch,Tour guide on boat, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Hanoi

Day 11: Hanoi City tours – Siem Reap (B/L/-)
Today, we will visit Hanoi with Ho Chi Minh Complex that completed in 1975. The complex includes Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, House-on-Stilts, and the Ho Chi Minh Museum. After that we will visit the Temple of Literature that was originally built as a temple to Confucius, this is the site of Vietnam’s first University dating back to 1070. The temple highlights the importance that Vietnamese society place then and now on education. Have lunch at a nice restaurant.

After lunch, we continue our trip to visit Museum of Ethnology: This museum is widely acknowledged as the best in the country and has an extensive display dedicated to Vietnam’s 54 Ethnic minority peoples. As well as the comprehensive array of exhibits inside, there are also traditional tribal houses reconstructed within the ground. Then, take a flight to Siem Reap. Upon your arrival at the airport, meet up your tour guide and driver then transfer to the hotel for check in. Rest of the days is free at your own leisure.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch,Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 12: Siem Reap Temples – Sunrise – Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap (B/L/-)
Early morning, we will visit the sunrise at Angkor Area – the idea is to view the reflection of amazing Angkor temple in the morning sun. Return to the hotel for breakfast. After that, Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area we spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with 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, the Terrace of the Leper King 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. Afternoon, we 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. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch,Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 13: Siem Reap Tour – Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap (B/L/-)
Breakfast at hotel, Heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of BanteaySrei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the BanteaySamre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Afternoon we take short walk along the road in front of the King’s Residence to see the Main Shrine, where the local people usually worship, with its statue of YeayTeap, Preah Ang Chek and Preah Ang Chorm. Buying jasmine and lotus flowers to worship is very important for the Cambodians. We continue to one of the city’s lively open markets, Psar Chars, also called the “Old Market”, where anything and everything is for sale! Then continue to Wat Bo,a large, highly respected pagoda,founded in the 18th Century. Like the Silver Pagoda in Phnom Penh, the vihear of Wat Bo contains unique wall paintings of the Reamker that are said to be late 19th Century. Look for the daily-life market scenes such as an opium smoking Chinese merchant, the colonial era French officer at the market and the French soldiers attending a traditional dance performance. Also of interest is the large collection of Buddha statues located behind the main Buddha.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch,Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Siem Reap

Day 14: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B/L/-)
After breakfast the hotel, our tour guide and driver will transfer you to Phnom Penh. The driver is normally taken 6 hours ride, you will have some stop along the way to visit Naga Bridge, the ancient Khmer ruins bridge since the Angkor Period. Then proceed our way to Phnom Penh, we will have the last stop at Skun District to see the fried spider and you can have a change to taste that too. Upon arrival in Phnom Penh, check in the hotel. On the evening, we will enjoy the boat cruise along the Mekong River to view the spectacular sunset view in front of the Royal Palace. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch,Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 15: Phnom Penh Tour (B/L/-)
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 continue to visit the National Museum, also called Musee des Beaux-Arts. A French archaeologist and painter, Georges Groslier, designed it in Khmer style in 1917. The museum contains a collection of Khmer art – notably sculptures – throughout the ages. Afternoon, we continue to visit TuolSleng Museum (S-21 prison). This former school was used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces. More than 17,000 people held at S-21 were taken to the extermination camp at Choeng Ek to be executed. Then drive to visit the “Killing Fields” of Choeng Ek (15 km south of Phnom Penh). Between 1975 and 1978 about 17,000 men, women, children and infants (including nine westerners) were detained and tortured at the S-21 prison and transported to extermination camp of Choeng Ek. We spend the rest of time at Phnom Penh’s PsarToul Tom Pong, known as the Russian Market, a great place to hunt for souvenirs, curios, and silks.

Included: Breakfast, Lunch,Tour guide, Transportation, Entrance fees, Hotel in Phnom Penh

Day 16: Phnom Penh departure (B/-/-)
After breakfast at the hotel, free time at your own leisure until transfer to the airport for your flight departure.

Included: Breakfast, Airport transfer

This is a private tour and can be tailor-made to suit your requirements. The prices quoted are in US dollars and are charged on a per person basis. The final price quoted will be based upon the total number of travelers in your private group, the dates chosen, the total days of travel and the grade of hotel rooms chosen, together with any other detailed services.

Please click on the “Customized” button and complete the requested information for us. Upon receipt, our travel consultant will customize the best value vacation for your consideration. Please note: Changes CAN be made to the itinerary after our initial quote, but may result in a price change also!

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Category Price per person in USD accordding to number of people in your party
2 persons 4 persons 6 persons 8 persons Single Room Surcharge
First Class (3 Star) 1,563 1,235 1,102 1,091 409
Superior (4 Star) 1,706 1,378 1,248 1,235 550
Deluxe (5 Star) 2,194 1,866 1,745 1,725 1,035

Trip cost depends on your group size, travel period and your specific tour needs. Please send us an enquiry for availability and the most updated price. Our travel consultants will contact you shortly

Trip includes:

  • Twin/Double sharing room with daily breakfast
  • Halong Bay cruise
  • Transportation by car or bus as tour program indicated
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrance and boat fees
  • Kayaking, cooking class and Tai Chi lession on cruise in Halong
  • Vietnam visa letter
  • Cold water and towel during tours

Trip excludes:

  • All international and domestic flight tickets
  •  Visa stamp fees
  • Surcharge for peak season and Compulsory Dinner
  • Personal or travel insurance
  •  Expenditure of a personal nature, tips, drinks,
  •  Emergency transfers

  

 

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