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Vietnam & Cambodia: A Grand Adventure tour
Ha Long Bay Hanoi Vietnam & Cambodia: A Grand Adventure Trip

Vietnam & Cambodia: A Grand Adventure

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Travel Style: You will have solid amounts of both free time and structured time with some activities and meals included. Mixed
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: 3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards. Premium - 4 star
13 days
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Highlights

  • Ho chi minh city: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; Cu Chi Tunnels excursion; walking tour of the city’s landmarks; visit the War Remnants Museum, and Ben Thanh Market; welcome dinner
  • Danang: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit China Beach and the Cham Museum
  • Hoi an : Sightseeing with a Local Guide; cruise on the Thu Bon River; fishing lesson with a local fisherman; walking tour of the city; visit an old merchant house, the Hoi An Museum, and a Chinese assembly hall
  • Hue: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Imperial Citadel, Thien Mu Pagoda, Tombs of Nguyen Emperors, Khai Dinh Mausoleum, and Royal Tomb of Tu Duc
  • Hanoi: Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Temple of Literature, and Hanoi Hilton; take a “cyclo” ride; walking tour in the Old Quarter; water puppets performance
  • Ha long bay: Overnight cruise on the bay
  • Siem reap : Sightseeing with a Local Guide; visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple, Banteay Srei, and Ta Prohm; Apsara dance performance
  • On this fascinating Vietnam and Cambodia 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
  • It’s a vacation of a lifetime!As a hub of culture and cuisine, Vietnam paints an exotic picture of Southeast Asian life

Short Description

On this fascinating Vietnam and Cambodia 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. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

As a hub of culture and cuisine, Vietnam paints an exotic picture of Southeast Asian life. In vibrant Ho Chi Minh City, explore the city on a walking tour and visit bustling Ben Thanh market for a chance to hone your bargaining skills! Venture outside the city to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of tunnels used by the Viet Cong. Visit the Royal Tomb of Tu Doc in Hue, and in Hoi An, take a walking tour and meet a local fisherman for a fishing lesson, where you’ll learn how to use a traditional round fishing net, known as a “ro”—a Globus exclusive! Explore Hanoi by cyclo, take a walking tour through the fascinating Old Quarter, and see a performance of the famed Water Puppets. Top off your journey through Vietnam with a cruise on stunning Ha Long Bay.

No tour to Southeast Asia would be complete without time at the Angkor temple complex in Siem Reap, Cambodia. These ancient temples, built between the 9th and 13th centuries, are unmatched among ancient ruins anywhere in the world. See several of the temples, including spectacular Angkor Wat, built in the 12th century and honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Words and photos simply can’t describe these amazing structures. They must be visited in person! Beyond the temples, enjoy some free time to explore this charming town on your own and witness a traditional Apsara dance performance where Khmer culture comes to life—a special experience included by Globus!

So pack your camera and get ready for a vacation sure to delight all your senses!

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
3 to 4 star western hotel equivalents. While not all lodging will be 'luxury' they will be quite comfortable by western standards.
Lodging Level Premium - 4 star
Flights & Transport N/A
Start City ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH CITY
End City SIEM REAP

Travel Theme

Cultural 50 plus

Destinations

Thailand Vietnam Cambodia

Cities & Attractions

Ha Long Bay Hanoi Saigon Siem Reap

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Culture

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Itinerary

Day 1

ARRIVE IN HO CHI MINH CITY, VIETNAM. Welcome to Vietnam! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Day 2

HO CHI MINH CITY. Sightseeing starts with a WALKING TOUR of the city’s famous and historic landmarks. The route will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Next, visit the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, followed by BEN THANH MARKET, the largest and oldest in the city. After some free time, join your traveling companions at a special welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Director. (B,L,D)

Day 3

HO CHI MINH CITY. CU CHI EXCURSION. This morning, leave the city and drive through vast expanses of rice paddies to visit the CU CHI TUNNELS, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. The city is booming, and pulses with contagious energy day and night. Sample local food from a street vendor, get a foot massage, or spend more time on Dong Khoi Street. Tonight, be sure to stop at one of several rooftop bars for a drink and great views of the city. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist with recommendations. (B)

Day 4

HO CHI MINH CITY–DANANG–HOI AN. After a short flight to Danang, visit CHINA BEACH, landing point for U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. Continue on to Hoi An, Vietnam’s active trading center and a town that has been largely preserved. Architecture here reflects the influence of Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, French, and British traders. (B,D)

Day 5

HOI AN. Today starts with a CRUISE on the Thu Bon River. Along the way, meet with a local fisherman who will teach you about their fishing methods and give you a [LF] FISHING LESSON, where you will learn how to throw and retrieve a traditional round fishing net called a ro. Afterward, you will have a chance to throw the net yourself and see what you catch! Later, continue with a WALKING TOUR of Hoi An, visiting an old MERCHANT HOUSE, the HOI AN MUSEUM, a CHINESE ASSEMBLY HALL, and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Then, take free time to enjoy this quaint town further. (B)

Day 6

HOI AN–DANANG–HUE. Stop in Danang to visit the CHAM MUSEUM, then continue north over spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting), considered to be one of the most scenic in all of Vietnam, before arriving in Hue. One of Vietnam’s former capitals, Hue is a beautiful, welcoming city that remains a cultural and religious center. Upon arrival, visit the IMPERIAL CITADEL and the THIEN MU PAGODA, the unofficial symbol of the city. (B,L)

Day 7

HUE–HANOI. This morning’s sightseeing provides a unique window into Vietnam and its complex past. Visit the TOMBS of the NGUYEN EMPERORS: the KHAI DINH MAUSOLEUM and the ROYAL TOMB of TU DUC. Later, fly to Hanoi, the nation’s capital and one of Southeast Asia’s most engaging cities. (B)

Day 8

HANOI. Today, take time to look at the life of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. First, visit the MAUSOLEUM and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda are visits to the ONE PILLAR PAGODA and HO CHI MINH MUSEUM. You will also visit the ancient TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, more than 900 years old and Hanoi’s first university, followed by the infamous HANOI HILTON. After lunch in a local restaurant, take a [LF] “CYCLO” ride around the city, followed by a WALKING TOUR through the fascinating Old Quarter, 36 ancient streets where peddlers trade as they have for centuries. An early dinner this evening is followed by a fascinating performance of Hanoi’s renowned [LF] WATER PUPPETS, a traditional art form dating back to the 11th century. (B,L,D)

Day 9

HANOI–HA LONG BAY. Travel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes by the action of the water. Tunnels, caves, and weirdly shaped outcroppings with imaginative names can be found on many of the small islets that are sprinkled across the bay. Board a CRUISE that takes you to explore the caves, and admire the beauty and scale of the many secluded bays. (B,L)

Day 10

HA LONG BAY–HANOI–SIEM REAP, CAMBODIA. This morning, drive to Hanoi and board your flight to Siem Reap, which will act as your base during your visit to Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth! (B,L)

Day 11

SIEM REAP. Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the TEMPLES OF ANGKOR were built around the Khmer interpretations of Indian religious and political beliefs that ultimately evolved from Hinduism to Buddhism. The complex architectural grandeur of the temples is arguably unmatched among the world’s ancient ruins. Start your exploration at the best preserved and most famous of all the temples, ANGKOR WAT, honoring the Hindu god Vishnu. Featuring five trademark towers and stunning bas-reliefs, it has become a symbol of Cambodia. Next stop is ANGKOR THOM to see the BAYON TEMPLE. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers and impressive bas-reliefs. The rest of the day is at leisure. (B,L)

Day 12

SIEM REAP. This morning, visit BANTEAY SREI, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, TA PROHM has been left relatively untouched and surrounded by jungle, with tree roots growing over and through the ruin walls. You’ll be able to experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it. This afternoon, enjoy a bit of time at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a traditional [LF] APSARA DANCE PERFORMANCE, where the ancient Khmer culture is brought to life by talented dancers, singers, and musicians. (B,D)

Day 13

SIEM REAP. Your tour ends with breakfast this morning. (B)

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Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon

Ideally located in the heart of Saigon's business and entertainment district, the Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon offers warm hospitality, first class amenities and incredible panoramic views of the Saigon River. Ho Chi Minh's famous landmarks such as the Reunification Palace and the beautiful Opera House are all within strolling distance as are numerous sellers of Vietnamese arts and crafts: a fascinating mix of entertainment and cultural highlights. Spacious guestrooms are well appointed with luxurious bedding for a restful sleep. After a day of sightseeing, take a dip in the rooftop pool or relax at the sun soaked poolside terrace. Alternatively enjoy a drink in the Atrium Lounge, a leisurely dinner at Kabin Chinese Restaurant or dine in the Riverside Cafe for Western and Vietnamese culinary delights.


Ho Chi Minh City
Vietnam
8-15 Ton Duc Thang Street

Hotel Royal Hoi An, Mgallery Collection

Located on the banks of the Thu Bon River in the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, Hotel Royal Hoi An is a perfect blend of historical charm and modernity. Its refined style inspired by Art Nouveau has a delicate touch of Japanese and Vietnamese cultures and offers spectacular views of the river and ancient town. Treat yourself with a visit to the spa, large pool or one of two restaurants and choose from sushi or an array of royal Vietnamese and colonial European dishes after a great day of sightseeing.


Hoi An
Vietnam
39 Dao Duy Tu St, Cam Pho Ward

Saigon Morin Hotel

This modern hotel was built in the traditional colonial style with use of rich wood throughout. Located on bustling Le Loi Street with panoramic rooftop views of the Perfume River the hotel provides easy access to Hue's most interesting attractions.


Hue
Vietnam
30 Le Loi St

Pan Pacific Hotel Hanoi

Contemporarily elegant and tastefully decorated, the Sofitel Plaza Hanoi offers a genuine experience of sophistication and luxury. Within the elegant interiors, enjoy a contemporary aesthetic blended with beautiful Vietnamese touches and stately furnishings. Whether you choose to try the authentic dim sum dishes from Ming Restaurant or the international buffet at Brasserie Westlake, you will dine in comfort. Soothe tired muscles and step into an oasis of relaxation with a pampering massage or swim in the pool with retractable roof. The well-equipped fitness center offers guests modern facilities and various scheduled sessions of yoga, pilates, and aerobics.


Hanoi
Vietnam
1 Thanh Nien Road; Ba Dinh District

Wyndham Legend

The elegant Wyndham Legend Halong Hotel offers exceptional service, premier amenities, a variety of dining options, and of course stunning views of Ha Long Bay. Relax in style at the spa, lounge by the outdoor pool, or refresh on the sundeck with a cocktail.


Ha Long Bay
Vietnam
No 12 Ha Long Street Bai Chay Ward Quang Ninh Province

Borei Angkor Resort & Spa

Aptly named after 'a territory of Angkor' in Cambodian, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is a truly Cambodian hotel set in the heart of Siem Reap with easy access to the Angkor Temple complex and only 5 minutes from Pub Street with shops and restaurants. The hotel features many amenities for a comfortable stay including an outdoor pool, spa, fitness center, restaurant, and bar.


Siem Reap
Cambodia
National Road 6, 0369, Bantay

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