Trip Type : Private Guided
Essential Vietnam & Cambodia 11 days tour

Essential Vietnam & Cambodia 11 days

Insight Asia Travel
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Travel Style: A lot of free time, with very few inclusions. Ideal for independent and/or low-key travelers and cruisers. Relaxed
Physical Level: Some walking over short or flat distances. Some trips may include cycling options. Some are wheelchair friendly (check for individual trips). Some cruises. Easy
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
11 days
From: $ 1,779 $ 162 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Hanoi and see the most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda followed by  Quan Thanh Temple
  • Visit Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop and enjoy traditional arts performance.
  • Discover Ho Chi Minh city
  • Enjoy tour to Siem Reap, one of the major tourist hub in Cambodia and the gateway to the world famous temples of Angkor

Short Description

Only 11 days but you will visit almost the most highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia. Arriving in Hanoi, the one-thousand year old capital, on the first  day you will enjoy the unique water puppet show. Following there are a discovery of the cities of Hanoi, explore the Ha-long Bay and staying overnight on a traditional junks, taking a kayaking. A short flight will bring you to the Centre of Vietnam where the Hoi An Ancient town, Hue Citadel, white sand beaches are waiting for you. Saigon city and Cu chi underground tunnels are your last stops in Vietnam before you connect your trip the amazing UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Complex. Eleven days trips with the 4 World Heritage Sites, a memorial stay overnight on a junk and comfortable accommodation in the international hotels plus tasting some world-wide famous local dishes are always more than what you can expect. Your satisfaction guaranteed by our experiences.

Private tours give you the undivided attention of a guide, and often involve special access to sites and unique experiences not available to larger groups. This is a great option for families, couples, and small friend groups. Expect to pay a bit more for the extra service.
Trip Type Private Guided
See all the highlights and popular spots on a classic tour.
Itinerary Focus Classic Highlights
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 Internal airfare and ground transport
Start City Hanoi
End City Siem Reap

Trip Includes

  • Private airport pick-up & drop off
  • Private sightseeing tour with English speaking guide
  • Private boat trip as per tour program
  • Hotel accommodation – Shared in double room
  • Meals as stated in the program
  • Water and tissues on coach
  • All entrance fees
  • All in-tour flights
  • 24/7 hotline support
  • Guarantee 100% money back if not satisfied
  • Complimentary Vietnam visa on arrival pre-approved letter.
  • Tour duration less than 15 days, visitors from the following countries do not need a visa to Vietnam: Kingdom of Great Britain, Republic of France, Federal Republic of Germany, Kingdom of Spain, Republic of Italy Japan, Korea, Norway, Finland, Denmark, Sweden and Russia.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi

Meals: Dinner

Overnight: Hanoi

Warm welcome upon your arrival in Hanoi. Your guide  will meet you at the airport for a transfer to your hotel located in the downtown. After check in you have free time to relax, then your guide see you again for a welcome dinner at a local restaurant. Your day will be completed by a water puppet show – a unique art performance in Vietnam.

Day 2: Hanoi full-day tour

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Hanoi

This full day tour offers you  Hanoi’s most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, House-on-Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda followed by  Quan Thanh Temple and  Tran Quoc pagoda, the oldest pagoda originally constructed in the sixth century.  For lunch you enjoy a Hanoi special dish “Cha Ca” at one of the most unique restaurants located in the Hanoi Old Quarter.  Afternoon you visit the Temple of Literature then having a walk around the Sword Lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple and enjoy a cup of Vietnamese coffee at a street-pub. At leisure.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Traditional Junk

In the morning you leave Hanoi for Halong Bay via the Red River Delta. Enjoy welcome drink onboard then start cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay while lunch is served. Stop to visit and explore Vung Vieng fishing village by bamboo boat or you can have a kayak around Vung Vieng area. Time to relax, sunbath or swimming at Ban Chan Beach. Back to the junk to enjoy the sunset cocktail while the boat is cruising to Cong Do area docking for overnight.  BBQ dinner followed by some activities of board games or squid fishing.

Day 4: Fly to Hoi An

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Overnight: Hoi An

Early bird with exercises with Tai chi on the sundeck then enjoy a light breakfast while cruising to Hon Co area. Stop to exploring  Thien Canh Son Cave, located at the centre of the World Heritage Area- Halong Bay. Return to the boat for check out and relaxing on sundeck or watching fruits carving demonstration or enjoy the last of the Ha Long Bay scenery over lunch as the boat is cruising back to shore. On the journey  to Hanoi airport you have a stop at the Phu Lang ceramic village – one of the most famous ceramic brand dated from 17th – 19th. Meet you local guide at Danang airport for a transfer to hotel.  Evening your guide meet you again for dinner at local restaurant.

Day 5: Hoi An & Tra Que village

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hoi An

You start the day with a walking tour to explore the Ancient town with old houses, narrow streets, moss-grown walls, lantern makers and visit Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop and enjoy traditional arts performance. Afternoon you ride by bicycle to Tra Que Vegetable village where you can join with the local farmers in preparing the land and fertilizing  with seaweed from the local lake. It is also good time to relax and learn more about the Vietnamese village. Biking back to Hoi An and enjoy some famous dishes of the town.

Day 6: Hoi An – Hue

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hue

Today you leave Hoi An for Hue. Located in central Vietnam, the World Cultural Heritage Site Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945. Stop to visit king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb.  In the afternoon you explore the Hue Citadel and the Forbidden city followed by Dong Ba market on a bank of the Perfume river – a paradise for snapshots of daily activities. Evening meeting with your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.

Day 7: Fly to Ho Chi Minh city | Half-day Tour

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: HCMC

Again you take an one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh city, the most dynamic one where everyone seems busy riding, buying, selling, studying. However, the city’s core is still adorned with wide elegant boulevards and historic French colonial buildings.  In the afternoon you visit some famous attractions such as Reunification Palace, Municipal Theatre, City Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum then having a walk through the city downtown and end up at the Ben Thanh market, the city’s biggest market. Tonight you dinner on the Lady Hau cruises on the Saigon river.

Day 8: Mekong Delta Excursion

Meal: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: HCMC

Today you have am excursion to the Mekong Delta. Surrounded by thousands of crisscrossed canals, life in the Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers and canals rather than by road. Upon arrival you take a motor-boat to explore the Thoi Son islet, one of the four famous islets ( Dragon, Unicorn, Tortoise, Phoenix). Following a village path passing local houses to visit some family-run coconut candy mills then you take a horse-cart from village to village. Enjoy lunch with local special dishes followed by the “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, a very common art activity in the Mekong Delta performed by local people. Back to HCMC. At leisure.

Day 9: Fly to Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Sieam Reap

Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap, one of the major tourist hub in Cambodia and the gateway to the world famous temples of Angkor.  Meet your local guide for transfer to hotel.  Free time to relax, then you explore the city by Tuk Tuk riding around the suburb of Siem Reap followed by a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety. Tonight you enjoy dinner with Apsara Dance show at the local restaurant.

Day 10: Angkor Wat Sunrise & Angkor Complex

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Sieam Reap

Early wake up in the morning  to enjoy the sunrise over the Angkor Temple  then you discover the Angkor Wat, a temple complex built for king Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as his state temple and capital city. Continue to explore the ruins including the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the Preah Khan temple. In the afternoon you explore the fabulous Ta Prohm temple which embraced by fig and silk-cotton trees puncture the roofs of Ta Prohm’s towers. End of the day you enjoy the sunset at the Preah Rup temple. At leisure.

Day 11: Departure Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning you have a drive to the Phnom Kulen Mountain. Climb up the hill to visit the Srah Damrey, Damreay Krab and Ang Prochiev temple followed by a nice trail of Kulen mountain to reach a special stream with thousands lingas in the water.  Short break before transfer to Siem Reap airport for departure. Have a nice journey and thanks for joining us.

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Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • International flights & tax
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Peak season or Public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on Christmas or New Year if any
  • Visa fee
  • Other services not mentioned above

Meals Included:

10 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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