Trip Type : Private Guided
Highlights of Vietnam - Cambodia 12 days tour

Highlights of Vietnam - Cambodia 12 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
12 days
From: $ 1,961 $ 163 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Discover Cambodia and Vietnam highlight tourist spots
  • Visit the major tourist hub in Cambodia and the gateway to the world famous temples of Angkor
  • Awesome excursion to Mekong Delta revolves much around the river, most of the villages are often accessible by rivers
  • Explore Ho Chi Minh city, the most dynamic one where everyone seems busy riding, buying, selling, studying.
  • Hoi An, another World Heritage site in the Central Vietnam and get an opportunity to visit all the local villages
  • Visit the Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country.

Short Description

Within 12 days but you will visit almost the most highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia. Starting from 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 Halong 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. The trip offer you the two countries 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 Only 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  QuanThanh 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.

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 Hue

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hue

Enjoy your free time until transfer to airport for flight to Hue. Located in central Vietnam, the World Cultural Heritage Site Hue used to be the Citadel of the Nguyen Dynasty from 1805 to 1945. Your local guide meets you at the airport for a transfer to hotel. Free. At leisure. Evening meeting with your guide again for a Hue Royal style dinner, taste some Royal cuisines at local restaurant.

Day 5: Hue full-day tour

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hue

In the morning you  have a Dragon boat cruising on the Perfume river to visit the Thien Mu pagoda, one of the oldest and prettiest religious buildings in the country. From there you rejoin your car to visit the king Minh Mang’s tomb and king Tu Duc’s tomb.  In the afternoon you explore the Hue Citadel.  End of the day you visit the local Dong Ba market located on a bank of the Perfume river – a paradise for snapshots of daily activities. Back to hotel for short break then taste Hue cuisines at local restaurant.

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An – Walking Tour

Meal: Breakfast and Dinner

Overnight: Hoi An

Today you leave Hue for Hoi An, another World Heritage site in the Central Vietnam. Journey to Hoi An is travelling over the Hai Van pass where you have a stop for a panoramic view over the Lang Co beach. Hoi An used to be an international trade center by sea on the east area in the 16th and 17th centuries. It was the busiest trading port during the reign of Nguyen as merchants from Japan, China, Portugal, Spain, Holland stopped over to exchange and purchase commodities. In Hoi An you  have a walking tour to explore the town with old houses, narrow streets and stop to visit the lantern makers, Japanese Covered Bridge, Chinese Assembly Halls, Handicraft workshop. Enjoy dinner with some famous dishes of the town.

Day 7: Hoi An Cooking Class

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Overnight: Hoi An

This morning  the cooking class begins with a with a drink at Hai Scout Café followed by a visit the Hoi An’s colorful market. It is time to get in touch with local sellers and purchase some of the ingredients for your own cooking lesson.  Take the Red Bridge boat cruising along the Hoi An river to the cooking school.  On arrival, you explore the cooking school’s herb and vegetable garden and learn about some of Hoi An’s and Vietnam’s well-known dishes.  The 2-hour cooking lesson includes  a brief introduction to Vietnamese food carving . You also have a chance to try some dishes yourselves. Lunch is served included what you have cooked. Relax and back to your hotel. Rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 8: Fly to Ho Chi Minh city

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 9: Mekong Delta Excursion

 Meals: 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.

Day 10: 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.  Warm welcome by 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 11: 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.

Day 12: 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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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

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Accomodations

Sheraton Hanoi Hotel

Surrounded by lush gardens, sweeping lawns and tranquil courtyards. This peaceful oasis features picturesque views of West Lake and is less than 10 minutes from downtown Hanoi. The hotel provides the perfect balance between tranquility and convenience. Complimentary shuttle bus with just a quick drive to historical Hanoi Old Quarter or dynamic shopping centers.

 

Royal Wings Cruises

This vessel combining traditional oriental value and completely different styles of luxury is the best choice to serve the upcoming travelers with the expectation of high-end facilities, professional services in Halong Bay, Vietnam. The cruise will bring you the most comfortable with a luxury cabin, restaurant, bars to give the passengers the best relaxing and enjoy all the interesting time onboard.

 

Imperial Hotel Hue

Ideally located on the bank of the Perfume River with a unique view of the Van Thanh Temple just opposite  the river and best place for those who would like to experience a rich local Vietnamese village culture, surrounded by stunning organic rice fields, traditional garden houses from the very moment of your arrival.

 

Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa

Overlooking the Cua Dai Beach, Palm Garden Beach Resort & Spa is the best charming upscale beachfront retreat in Hoi An. The resort offers a touch of Hoi An’s traditional architectural design combined with a taste of modern luxury. It is a 5 minute to the center of the World Heritage Hoi An Ancient Town & 30-minute to Danang International Airport by car from the resort.

 

Caravelle Hotel Saigon

Features stylish French and Vietnamese architecture, an outdoor pool and non-smoking rooms with free Wi-Fi. the eco-friendly hotel also has a rooftop bar with live music performances.Only 160 metres from the famous Opera House and a 9-minute walk from Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica and an 11-minute walk from Ben Thanh market.

 

Victoria Angkor

Its design is inspired by the 1930’s colonial architecture. Located in the city center, in front of the “Royal Park” and completely immerged into its natural environment, our resort is few minutes away from the Old Market, 7km from the Siem Reap International Airport and 6km from the Angkor Temples.

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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:

11 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 7 Dinners

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