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Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

This 11-day tour of Vietnam and Cambodia will bring you face-to-face with some of the best architectural sites in the world, including World Heritage Sites that have a great historical significance, temples and museums. Crossing some of the picturesque landscapes on your way, you will meet with local people at their homes in ancient villages, learn about their local craft, savour authentic Vietnamese food, take tranquil boat rides through mangroves as well as learn about Chinese martial arts.

 

Tour Nights

  • Hanoi: 2 nights
  • Halong Bay: 1 nights
  • Hoi An: 2 nights
  • Ho Chi Minh City: 2 nights
  • Siem Reap: 3 nights
  • Tour code: AWIC05
  • Accommodation Grade
  • Private Tour

Tour At a Glance

  • Discover the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology and the Temple of Literature in Hanoi
  • Marvel at the beauty of the Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Undertake Tai Chi, a Chinese martial arts class
  • Explore the beautiful Hoi An City – local fishing villages, the Chinese temple and the Old Quarter
  • Explore the lush Mekong Delta, complete with a trip to its villages, workshops and narrow canals and get acquainted with local life
  • Admire the brilliance of the temple and ruins of Siem Reap including the Bayon Temple, Angkor Wat, Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King

Itinerary details

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  • Day 1 Hanoi
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    Hanoi

    After being greeted by your guide upon arrival at the Hanoi airport, you’ll be transferred to your hotel and will be free to spend rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at a local hotel in Hanoi. 

  • Day 2 Hanoi
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    Hanoi

    Begin you day’s exploration by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnamese Revolutionary leader Ho Chi Minh.The museum is inspired in architecture from Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow. The mausoleum remains closed on Mondays and Fridays. Next visit the The Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, featuring tribal art, artefacts and everyday objects belonging to different ethnic minorities in Vietnam.The museum represents as many as 54 ethnic groups across the country. Visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu in Vietname se) next, boasting traditional Vietnamese architecture and dedicated to Vietnam’s finest scholars. End your day by visiting the Opera House, Old Quarter and the surroundings of the Sword Lake. Overnight stay at a hotel in Hanoi.
    Meals: Breakfast 
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  • Day 3 Hanoi - Halong Bay (without guide from Hanoi, Guide onboard)
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    Hanoi - Halong Bay (without guide from Hanoi, Guide onboard)

    Start in the direction of Hai Phong early in the morning. Upon arrival here towards the end of the morning, board the cruise to the Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, from Got Ferry Terminal in the Haiphong City. You will cross the stunning Cat Ba Island, Bai Tu Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay on your way to reach the Halong Bay. Spend overnight on the cruise.
    Meals: Full Board 

  • Day 4 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An
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    Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An

    Start your day on a high note by taking a Tai Chi, a Chinese martial arts class in the morning before breakfast. You can continue the adventure by going for kayaking before returning to Got Ferry Terminal in Hai Phong. Disembark from the cruise late in the morning and drive back to Hanoi from where you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Danang. Upon reaching Danang, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. Overnight stay at the hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast and Brunch 

  • Day 5 Hoi An
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    Hoi An

    From Hoi An, ride a bike or a private vehicle to the village of Tra Que. The 30-minute ride will take you through picturesque countryside, marked by splendid rice fields and scenes of local life. Tra Que will leave an impression with its aromatic herbs and you can learn about local agriculture techniques such as digging, watering and harvesting. Enjoy a relaxing foot massage that a local family will perform for you using their special techniques. Learn about local cooking techniques and enjoy a sumptuous local meal. In the town of Hoi An that you visit n ext, explore the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple, and the Tan Ky Chinese-style trading house. Stop by a local teahouse for refreshing cup and end your morning tour here. Spend the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight stay at a local hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 
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  • Day 6 Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh
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    Hoi An - Danang - Ho Chi Minh

    After spending the morning at leisure, leave Hoi An and from the Danang Airport, take your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and transferred to a local hotel. After resting, set out on a tour of of Saigon. Make stops at the Reunification Palace, FITO Museum as well as the Ben Thanh market. Overnight stay at a local hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
    Meals: Breakfast 

  • Day 7 Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta
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    Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta

    Leave Ho Chi Minh City for the picturesque little province of Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta, right in the morning. Thanks to its dense green rice paddies, the Mekong Delta has earned for itself the nickname of the ‘rice bowl’ of Vietnam. Visit a brick factory in Phong Nam where bricks are still made from hands. Next, cruise along the Chet Say river and make stops at local workshops in small villages, including a carpet-weaving workshop where you can try your hand at the activity too. Hop on to xe loi (a kind of motorized rickshaw) or a bicycle for a personal tour of the local traditional farms, rice fields and vegetable plants. Don’t forget to gorge on regional specialties, such as “elephant-ear fish” and freshwater shrimps. In the afternoon, board a sampan (a flat bottomed Chinese wooden boat) and explore the narrow canals of the Mekong Delta. Travel back to the Ho Chi Minh City by car as your day’s exploration comes to an end. Overnight stay at a local hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch 
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  • Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
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    Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap

    Transfer on your own to Ho Chi Minh Airport for your flight to Siem Reap.  Upon arrival at Siem Reap airport meet your driver and be transferred to your city hotel. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
    Meals: Breakfast 

  • Day 9 Siem Reap
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    Siem Reap

    Start your morning by travelling on a scenic road, surrounded by trees as old as 100 years, to reach the majestic Angkor Thom, the last capital city of the Khmer empire. Explore the stunning Bayon Temple, built around 12th - 13th century and surrounded by 54 towers, each of them adorned with 4 faces. Make a stop at the Baphuon next, Located 200m northwest of Bayon and popular as the 'world's largest jigsaw puzzle'. Visit the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King next. The former is 350 metre long reviewing stand, in a rui ned temple complex, used by Angkor's king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army while the latter was built in the 12th century and remains covered by magnificent Apsara sculptings. The afternoon is reserved for the most important visit to the phenomenal ruins of the temple of Angkor Wat, A UNESCO World Heritage Site that is the largest religious monument in the world. End the day by visiting Ta Prohm, popular for its Bayon style of architecture. Overnight stay at a hotel in Siem Reap.
    Meals: Breakfast 
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  • Day 10 Siem Reap
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    Siem Reap

    Spend the day at leisure. Overnight stay at a local hotel.
    Meals: Breakfast 
     

  • Day 11 Siem Reap Departure
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    Siem Reap Departure

    Check out of your hotel, and with a driver, drive to the airport for your outbound flight.
    Meals: Breakfast 

Dates & Guide Prices

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Hotels

  •  The Aviary Hotel
    The Aviary Hotel
    Siem Reap
  • Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel and Spa
    Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel and Spa
    Hoi An
  •  Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
    Liberty Central Saigon Riverside
    Ho Chi Minh City
  • Le jardin Hotel Haute Couture
    Le jardin Hotel Haute Couture
    Hanoi
  • Orchid Trendy Cruise
    Orchid Trendy Cruise
    Halong Bay
  •  Hotel Des Arts Saigon Mgallery Collection
    Hotel Des Arts Saigon Mgallery Collection
    Star Rating Ho Chi Minh City
  • Shinta Mani Angkor
    Shinta Mani Angkor
    Star Rating Siem Reap
  • Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel
    Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel
    Star Rating Hanoi
  • Orchid Trendy Cruise
    Orchid Trendy Cruise
    Star Rating Halong Bay
  • Allegro Hoi An
    Allegro Hoi An
    Star Rating Hoi An

Hotel Des Arts Saigon Mgallery Collection

Ho Chi Minh City
  •  Hotel Des Arts Saigon Mgallery Collection

Conveniently located in the city centre, Hotel Des Arts Saigon is only 2 minutes away from the main tourist attractions, popular bars, local cafes, shopping centres and entertainment complexes.

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The Aviary Hotel

Siem Reap
  •  The Aviary Hotel

Set in the heart of Siem Reap town, The Aviary Hotel is a sophisticated urban oasis that has been inspired by nature and Cambodia’s rich heritage of traditional crafts. The Aviary is nestled in the heart of Siem Reap, just 40

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Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel and Spa

Hoi An
  • Hoi An Central Boutique Hotel and Spa

This informal hotel is 10 minutes' walk from the 1700s Japanese Covered Bridge, 6 km from the closest beach and 28 km from Danang International Airport.

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Liberty Central Saigon Riverside

Ho Chi Minh City
  •  Liberty Central Saigon Riverside

Located on Ton Duc Thang Street, along the active Saigon River, Just on the perimeter of Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Business District, The river view hotel with easy access to industrial park close proximity to the commercial

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Shinta Mani Angkor

Siem Reap
  • Shinta Mani Angkor

Shinta Mani enjoys a quiet and leafy setting within the township of Siem Reap – 15 min tuk tuk ride from the magnificent Temples of Angkor Wat. Guests will enjoy this peaceful oasis which is within walking distance to the Old

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Le jardin Hotel Haute Couture

Hanoi
  • Le jardin Hotel Haute Couture

Discover Timeless Elegance at Le Jardin Hotel Haute Couture, Hanoi – Offering 97 Elegant Rooms with Modern Amenities for the Ultimate Comfort and a True Vietnam Experience.

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Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel

Hanoi
  • Peridot Grand Luxury Boutique Hotel

Set in Hanoi Old Quarter, this upmarket hotel is 2 km from both Hoàn Ki?m Lake and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, and 25 km from N?i Bài International Airport.

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Orchid Trendy Cruise

Halong Bay
  • Orchid Trendy Cruise

Pioneering in the journey to discover the wonderful gateway to the Northeast of Vietnam: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island, Orchid Cruises offers a premium cruising experience with 6 finest quality boats: Premium - Clas

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Orchid Trendy Cruise

Halong Bay
  • Orchid Trendy Cruise

Pioneering in the journey to discover the wonderful gateway to the Northeast of Vietnam: Halong Bay - Lan Ha Bay - Cat Ba Island, Orchid Cruises offers a premium cruising experience with 6 finest quality boats: Premium - Clas

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Allegro Hoi An

Hoi An
  • Allegro Hoi An

In a bustling area near the Thu B?n River, this sleek hotel is a 4-minute walk from the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge and 29 km from Da Nang International Airport.

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What's Included?

  • Regional flight, Hanoi to Danang (Day 4), Danang to Ho Chi Minh (Day 6) and Ho Chih Minh to Siem Reap (Day 8).
  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels or similar.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned private vehicle.
  • Sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program. Cruise 1 night on non-private junk in Lan Ha Bay
  • English speaking guide.
  • Entrance fees for visits mentioned in the program .

What's not Included?

  • International flights.
  • Visa fees.
  • Tips and gratuities.
  • Services and meals if not mentioned in itinerary .
  • All drinks, including water, soft drink and alcohol on all included or optional excursion.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Supplements for the Christmas and New Year period, and special occasions.
  • Any other services not mentioned in the itinerary and inclusions.

Additional Information

  • ​Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£) based on twin sharing.
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