- 17-day tour to discover the most famous places in Vietnam & Cambodia.
- Domestic flights, land transfers, tickets, accommodation Most meals included.
- See the amazing Halong bay, a natural wonder that is a must to visit. Hop aboard a Halong Cruise and sail through thousands of islands.
- A boat trip to witness local life on Mekong River.
- Sapa trekking to explore the Scenic Beauty of Northern Vietnam
- Explore Angkor Wat, the largest Hindu temple complex in the world, in Cambodia.
- Knowledgeable, English-speaking tour guide.
Places to be seen
Day 1: Hanoi. [Arrival]
Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome and transfer you to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.
- Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi → Mai Chau
Morning, transfer to Mai Chau. Upon arrival in Mai Chau, enjoy a traditional lunch.
After lunch, visit Mai Chau Valley, biking for sightseeing and visit nearby villages in Mai Chau. Visit Thai living museum for Traditional BBQ dinner, watch Thai traditional dance.
Overnight at a bungalow. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Mai Chau → Hanoi
Walk to Mai Chau market, meet the local people and see them trading their handmade products in the market. We then steps up to 1000-step-cave to explore the cave.
After lunch at a local restaurant, your leisure time until we transfer you back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)
Alternative: A trip to Sapa instead of Mai Chau (B,L,D)
A journey from Hanoi to Sapa. Spend Day 3 & Day 4 to explore Sapa, fascinating destination, especially when local hill-tribe people fill the town with colour.
Day 4: Hanoi → Halong bay
Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel and depart for Halong Bay at approximately 8:00am.
Upon arrival in Halong Bay, we will board the vessel and partake in a delectable lunch. During the meal, we will cruise through thousands of stunning islands and islets. Following lunch, you may freshen up in your room before embarking on a visit to the Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming, and other activities. Later, return to the vessel, get a drink and enjoy the picturesque sunset scenery in the bay. Halong photo.
- Overnight on boat in Halong bay
Day 5: Halong bay → Hanoi
In the morning, breakfast will be served on board. We will then proceed to cruise to a Pearl Farm village and continue exploring the enchanting Halong Bay, navigating through numerous captivating islands and islets.
During lunch on board, we will make our way back to the pier before transferring back to Hanoi.
- Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 6: Hanoi → Hue
Explore the Temple of Literature, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and discover the rich history of Vietnam's first university. Walk around the picturesque Hoan Kiem Lake, and visit the Ngoc Son Temple, perched on an island in the lake. Continue your exploration at the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, which showcases the diverse ethnic groups of Vietnam through fascinating exhibits and artifacts.
After that, we transfer you to airport for flight to Hue. Once arrived in Hue airport, you’ll be taken to hotel for your stay.
- Overnight in Hue.
Day 7: Hue → Hoi An
Hue city tour. Get a boat trip to Thien Mu Pagoda. We then continue our visit at the Citadel & Hue Royal Antiques museum. Visit Dong Ba Market and have lunch at a nearby restaurant.
After lunch, visit tomb of King “Minh Mang” and Tomb of King “Khai Dinh”. Proceed our tour at a nearby village where people making incense stick and conical hat. After that, we transfer you to Hoi An
- Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Hoi An. [visit My Son Sanctuary]
Morning breakfast at hotel. Today, we start the tour by visiting My Son Sanctuary, a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Afternoon, visit Hoi An town on foot: Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market, Old House of Tan Ky, Fu Jian Assembly Hall, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge.
- Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An. [leisure]
Breakfast at hotel.
Your leisure time for walking around the Old Town for shopping and relax in Hoi An.
- Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Hoi An → Ho Chi Minh
Breakfast at hotel. Spend a little leisure time then our driver transfers you to airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh. Arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport in Ho Chi Minh, you will be taken to hotel for check-in. Rest of the day is your own time to explore the city yourselves.
- Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh. [visit Cu Chi]
Morning, we explore the Re-Unification Palace, which was the home and workplace of the president of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and played a pivotal role in the war's end. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a stunning example of French colonial architecture, and learn about its unique history. Continue your tour at the War Remnants Museum, which provides a thought-provoking look into the harsh realities of the Vietnam War.
Afternoon, we leave the city and drive 60km to Cu Chi, where you can delve into the intricate system of tunnels and explore the Cu Chi Tunnel, an impressive feat of engineering that played a significant role in the Vietnam War. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla's food during the war). Once the tour is complete, we will make our way back to the city.
- Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh → Mekong delta
Following breakfast at the hotel, we will depart from Ho Chi Minh and head towards Ben Tre. Our journey will include a boat trip along the Mekong River, during which we will visit a family-run business that exemplifies the idyllic rural lifestyle. We will also have the opportunity to stroll through the fruit plantation village.
- Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 13: Mekong delta → Chau Doc
Around 6.30am, we pick you up to visit the Cai Rang floating market which is wholesale market of fruit and vegetable at its busiest at this time of the day. Keep cruising through the small channels system and visit a rice noodle making village. Experience the “Monkey Bridge” in the Delta.
Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. We then head to Chau Doc.
- Overnight in Chau Doc.
Day 14: Chau Doc → Phnom Penh
Enjoy breakfast at hotel. After that, take a speed boat from Chau Doc, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Arrive at Sisowath tourist quay in Phnom Penh around 2.00pm.
Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.
- Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 15: Phnom Penh → Siem Reap
Morning, visit the Royal Palace and its Silver Pagoda. Next, you will have the opportunity to explore either the Khmer Rouge Killing Field and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. These sites offer a sobering reminder of Cambodia's turbulent history and provide a deeper understanding of the country's rich culture and heritage. You can visit the Wat Phnom insteadly, depending on your preference.
Afternoon, we make our way to Siem Reap.
- Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 16: Siem Reap. [explore Angkor]
In the morning, you will visit Angkor Thom, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire. Then, you will continue your visit to Ta Prohm, a stunning temple complex with trees and vegetation growing around and through its structures. Lunch will be at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, you will visit Angkor Wat, the most famous of all the temples in Angkor. Angkor Wat is a massive temple complex and is one of the largest religious monuments in the world.
In the evening, enjoy buffet dinner and watch Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant.
- Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 17: Siem Reap. [departure]
Morning, start the tour by visiting the National Museum. Here, you can explore a collection of Khmer art, artifacts, and historical exhibits that provide insights into the culture and history of Cambodia.
After the museum, take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake, one of the largest lakes in Asia. This is an opportunity to enjoy stunning views of the lake and see some of the local fishing villages and floating communities that call it home.
After the lake tour, head to downtown to visit Artisan's D'angkor, the carving art school, where you can witness the intricate art of stone carving and other traditional crafts. Next, continue your visit to Wat Thmei, a beautiful pagoda that is known for its memorial stupa that contains the skulls of Khmer Rouge victims.
Afterward, enjoy lunch and spend some leisure time in Siem Reap until it is time for your departure flight home.
End of the journey!
Discover Vietnam & Cambodia
DAY 1: HANOI ARRIVAL.Arrival in Hanoi. We welcome you at the airport and transfer you to hotel. It's your leisure time after check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 2: HANOI CITY TOUR (B,L)Morning, you will start the tour by visiting Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi. Continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Proceed to visit the Ethnology Museum. After that we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water, and visit Ngoc Son Temple. Take an hour cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life in Hanoi. Read more about these attractions / Watch video At 18.00, Back to your hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi. Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
DAY 3: MAI CHAU (B,L,D)
Mai Chau is a mountainous area of outstanding natural beauty, inhabited by a Thai and H’mong ethnic minority groups. This trip offers an easy trekking combined with homestay in villages of Thai , where you have experienced with the local lifestyle of these minority people. Watch Video of this tour.
Morning, at 08.00, pick up from your hotel and head west towards Hoa Binh to have refreshment. Leave Hoa Binh for Mai Chau Valley, about 2hrs away, stop for snapping pictures. Arrive in Mai Chau and have lunch in a family house in the local village around 12.00.
After lunch, riding bicycle around the surrounding villages of White Thai Ethnic people. Learn more about their lives and cultures as your guide can help answer any questions.
At 18.00, have dinner with the family, get a closer look into their real life. Drink “ruou can” (traditional alcohol) with your new family.
Sleep in the village, in a stilt house, the most interesting part of the trip. Stilt houses are unique to Mai Chau and you cannot find this experience in other tour.
OR staying overnight in a bungalow by your choice. (B,L,D)
DAY 4: MAI CHAU – HANOI (B, L)
The early morning is the most peaceful time to walk around the villages. Feeling the fresh air and seeing women prepare foods on the wooden fire while the sun is rising over the beautiful mountains which you can not feel in the crowed cities.
Breakfast in the village then walk to Mai Chau market. After breakfast, you will climb to 1000 Step Cave which is breathtaking and is the view of the area from the entrance of the cave. Have lunch in the village. The rest of time before getting back to Hanoi is your leisure. Going back to Hanoi at 17.00.
Arrival in Hanoi at 21.00.
Overnight in Hanoi. (B,L)
DAY 5: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B,L,D)Around 8.00am, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties after 2h. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes. After the lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay - Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses. In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night aboard. Stay overnight on boat in Halong bay.
ADD-ON: Spend one more night onboard.
08:15, Transfer to a smaller daily boat, hiking up to the peak of Titop island, this is great chance to have a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Scenic cruising for hours to the most tranquil areas of Halong Bay. After that, you will have time for swimming, sunbathing… Enjoy lunch before discovering the exceptional beauty of nature in the tranquil bay. Around 17:00, get back to the mother boat to refresh and relax. Having dinner and spend the night aboard. Stay overnight aboard.
DAY 6: HALONG BAY – HUE (B,L)In the morning, breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea are served on board. Cruise further and stop-over at a pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. After that, we continue cruising further, go throught many islands and islets to discover the hidden charm of the bay. Join a cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Cruise back to the prier while having lunch. Say goodbye to the crew and disembark. Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi around 04.30pm. Transfer straight to airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue, we transfer you to hotel for your stay. Stay overnight in Hue.
DAY 7: HUE CITY TOUR – HOI AN (B,L)Around 8.15, you will start the tour by visiting Thien Mu Pagoda. To visit this pagoda, you will get a boat trip on Perfume River (called “Huong” River in Vietnamese). After the boat trip which takes around 45 minute, you arrive the Pagoda. Thien Mu Pagoda was built on a hillock overlooking the Perfume river. This pagoda is an icon of Vietnam and the symbol of Hue city. 9.30, finish your visit at Thien Mu Pagoda, get on the car waiting outside to visit the Citadel (also called “The Imperial City”). It is a walled palace within the citadel of the city of Huế, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. The building was built in 1362, and took 203 years to complete. 10.45, your next visit will be at Hue Royal Antiques museum. The Royal Antiquities Museum displays a huge collection of ornaments, furniture, jewelry, clothing, and other items relating to royal life during the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945). It is housed in the former Long An Palace, which is widely considered to be one of Vietnam’s most beautiful palaces. You have 20 minute for exploring the Museum before visit Dong Ba Market. This is Hue’s largest market, selling anything and everything. 12.45, arrival at a nice local restaurant. Enjoy your lunch and take a rest. 13.45, we leave the restaurant for the tomb of King “Minh Mang”. King “Minh Mang” was the second emperor of the Nguyen dynasty of Vietnam, reigning from 14 February 1820 until his death, on 20 January 1841. 15.00, Continue your visit at the Tomb of King “Khai Dinh”. King “Khai Dinh” was the 12th Emperor of the Nguyễn Dynasty in Vietnam, reigning from 1916 to 1925. 16.00, we leave the the Tomb of King “Khai Dinh” to visit a nearby village where people making incense stick and conical hat. 16.30, we go back to Hue city and drop you off at your hotel. Check-out at hotel, our driver transfers you to Hoi An. Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
DAY 8: HOI AN CITY TOUR AND VISIT MY SON SANCTUARY (B,L)
At 8.00, Our guide picks you up at hotel and leave Hoi An for visiting My Son Holly Land – the ruins of Cham people and was an imperial city during Cham dynasty. Here you can have more chance to explore and understand of technique of Old Cham people in making red bricks to build Tower which still now a secret to everyone, you can see a large complex of religious relics that comprises more than 65 architectural works. It also surprises for those who are curious with architectural art.
In 1999, UNESCO labeled the Cham architecture in My Son as a World Cultural Heritage Site. Moreover, you have chance to enjoy traditional music performed by Cham girls in their colorful uniforms.
Afternoon, we will discover the city of Hoi An by foot. The historic town which used to be a prosperous seaport city from the 16th to 18th centuries is now a beautiful city that can’t be missed while touring the South East Asian region.
While walking through the city, we will visit:
- Hoi An’s Colorful Local Market
- Tan Ky Old House
- Fu Jian Assembly Hall
- The 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge
Also, you will have chance to see local residents raise silkworms and produce silk for Hoi An’s burgeoning textile industry.
Stay overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
DAY 9: HOI AN – LEISURE TIME (B)Breakfast at hotel. You're free at leisure in Hoi An for walking around to explore the ancient town on your own and shopping. Stay overnight in Hoi An
DAY 10: HOI AN – HO CHI MINH CITY (B,D)
Morning, your leisure time to go around Hoi An for sight-seeing and shopping.
Afternoon, transfer to Danang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Transfer to hotel. Checkin the room and take a rest before go out for street exploring and shopping in Ho Chi Minh city.
Evening, enjoy your dinner on a restaurant boat. Enjoy Vietnamese traditional music show while dining.
Stay overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
DAY 11: HO CHI MINH – CITY TOUR & CU CHI TUNNEL (B,L)
Morning, we explore the Re-Unification Palace, which was the home and workplace of the president of South Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and played a pivotal role in the war's end. Visit the Notre Dame Cathedral, a stunning example of French colonial architecture, and learn about its unique history. Continue your tour at the War Remnants Museum, which provides a thought-provoking look into the harsh realities of the Vietnam War. From relics and artifacts to photographs and personal accounts, this museum offers a glimpse into the past that will leave a lasting impression.
Afternoon, we leave the city and drive 60km to Cu Chi, where you can delve into the intricate system of tunnels and explore the Cu Chi Tunnel, an impressive feat of engineering that played a significant role in the Vietnam War. Before entering the tunnel, a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed on your arrival in Cu Chi. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnels. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food during the war).
Once the tour is complete, we will make our way back to the city.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
DAY 12: HO CHI MINH – MEKONG DELTA (B,L)
Around 8.00am, leave Ho Chi Minh city and head to Can Tho, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway bordered by green rice fields. On arrival at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank.
Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Then a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shade of the water coconut trees along natural canals. Then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by the locals.
Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through fruit plantations and villages. Transfer to Can Tho city.
Stay overnight at hotel in Can Tho.
DAY 13: MEKONG DELTA: CAN THO – LONG XUYEN – CHAU DOC (B,L)Take a leisurely boat trip to explore the picturesque tributaries of the Lower Mekong river (Bassac River), then proceed to Cai Rang floating markets (Alt: Visit Phong Dien floating market) which are the liveliest in the whole religion. Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people and experience how to pass a “Monkey bridge” which is built by only one stem of bamboo. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Back to the Town, hotel check in. Stay overnight at hotel in Chau Doc.
DAY 14: CHAU DOC, VIETNAM – PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA (B,L)After breakfast, take a rowing boat trip through the floating village and visit the fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish from their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority in their traditional weaving village. Transfer to a speed boat for the final part of the journey to Phnom Penh. Arrive at Sisowath tourist dock in Phnom Penh around 02.00pm. Our car is waiting to pick you up and transfer you to a local restaurant in Phnom Penh for your lunch. After lunch, reach your hotel and check-in. Rest of the day is your leisure time in Phnom Penh. Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
DAY 15: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B,L)Morning, visit to the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town. Visit 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. You then continue your visit at The notorious Choeung Ek Killing Field and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum afterward.
- Choeung Ek Killing Fields, 15km southwest of Phnom Penh, is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979).
- Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge.
You can visit Wat Phnom, the most famous buddhist temple in Phnom Penh, instead of Choeung Ek Killing Field and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, if you feel they are not suitable to you. Wat Phnom was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut.Afternoon, get a transfer to Siem Reap. The transfer takes approximately 6 hours. Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
DAY 16: SIEM REAP – ANGKOR THOM – ANGKOR WAT (B,L,D)
The first part of the day will be spent exploring some of the most iconic temple complexes in Angkor, Cambodia. The morning begins with a visit to Angkor Thom, the ancient capital of the Khmer Empire. Here, you can explore some of the most significant structures, including the Bayon Temple, the Baphuon, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Afterward, you will continue your visit to Ta Prohm, a temple complex that is famous for its unique architecture and the way that trees and vegetation have grown around and through its structures. This temple complex provides a stunning visual experience and is one of the most popular destinations for visitors to Angkor.
Lunch will be served at a local restaurant, where you can enjoy some of the local cuisine.
In the afternoon, you will visit Angkor Wat, the most famous of all the temples in Angkor. This massive temple complex is one of the largest religious monuments in the world and is famous for its intricate architecture and stunning beauty. Here, you can explore the central temple, the outer walls, and the surrounding moat.
In the evening, you will enjoy a buffet dinner and watch a Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant. This is an excellent opportunity to experience some of the local culture and enjoy some traditional entertainment while dining on local cuisine.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
DAY 17: SIEM REAP – TONLE SAP LAKE – DEPARTURE(B,L)Morning, enjoy breakfast at hotel. Visit Angkor National Museum at 7.30am. Angkor National Museum is an archaeological museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of Angkorian artifacts, also to provides information and education about art and culture of Khmer civilization, with collections mainly dated from Khmer Empire's Angkor period circa 9th to 14th-century. Most of the artifacts are discovered in and around the Angkor archaeological sites nearby. The museum is located in Vithei Charles de Gaulle No. 968, Siem Reap, Cambodia, on the way between downtown Siem Reap to northern road leading to Angkor ancient city. After that, take a boat trip for sight-seeing on Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia. It is one of the largest lakes in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. Leave the lake and head to downtown to visit Artisan's D'angkor, the caving art school. Continue your visit to Wat Thmei. Wat Thmei near Charles de Gaulle Boulevard in Siem Reap, Cambodia where you will find a small memorial stupa which contains the skulls and bones of victims killed during the regime of the Khmer Rouge during 1975 – 1979. Transfer to Siem Reap airport for your departure flight.
End Of The Tour!
This price is based on 3 star hotels and group tour. The tour is upgradable.
*Group tour: This option incluses group tour in Vietnam, private tour in Cambodia.
**Private tour: Whole the tour is private.
All flights in the tour.
Hotel & accommodation
Meals (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner).
English speaking guide.
Entrance and sightseeing tickets.
May be applied with solo traveler.