12 days visit Vietnam and Cambodia
Spending 12 days customize-able tour to cover almost highlights in Vietnam and Cambodia. Tour package covers Hanoi, Halong bay, Da Nang, Hoi An Ho Chi Minh city, Mekong delta in Vietnam and Phnom Penh, Siem Reap in Cambodia. Touch to the wonders by your way.
12 days VN – Cambodia including Hanoi, Halong bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh (Cambodia), SIem Reap (Cambodia)
TOTAL COST: 880USD per person
Day 1 : Arrival in Hanoi – free time. Walking tour (dinner)
Once arrival to Hanoi airport, car and driver will come to pick you up and transfer you to the hotel in Old Quarter. The afternoon is free for you to relax, get to become familiar with Hanoi such as weather, timezone….
At 6pm, the tour guide will come to pick you up and go to walking tour around Old Quarter. This tour is called Food on Foot tour. By this tour, you will visit the Old Quarter, learn about history of Hanoi city, try the traditional food on the way of the tour. You will also visit the symbol of Hanoi ( Hoan Kiem lake ) and the night market if the day is at the weekend: Friday, Saturday or Sunday. Overnight in Hanoi Old Quarter hotel.
Day 2 : Hanoi – Halong bay – cruise ship (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Around 08.00, 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.
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 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 on board and overnight on board.
Day 3 : Halong bay – Hanoi (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
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. The rest of day is for free to relax and enjoy the last evening in Hanoi city. Overnight at the hotel in HCM city
Day 4: Hanoi city tour – Flight Da Nang city – Hoi An (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast, you will check out hotel. At 8am, tour guide pick up from your hotel, then visit Ho Chi Minh complex, including Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum - the final resting place of Vietnamese great father or uncle Ho, president Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house- where he lived on and off from 1958 to 1969, where tourists will learn what he has done for Vietnam and some other countries and learn all kinds of information about president Ho Chi Minh.
The next place to move to is one Pillar Pagoda - a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leave one pillar pagoda for the temple of literature - the first college of Vietnam and the place dedicating to Confucian.
At 12.30, enjoy local lunch, then visiting ethnology museum where you have great chance to know about culture, custom, languages, houses of 54 ethnic groups in Vietnam,
At 16 .00, the trip ends at your hotel, car and driver will transfer you to the airport in Hanoi city to get flight to Da Nang city. Once arrival, tour guide comes to pick you up and transfer to the hotel in Hoi An. Overnight at the hotel in Hoi An town.
Day 5: Cham islad tour – Relax in Hoi An (breakfast, lunch)
Pick up at our hotels then transfer to Cua Dai harbor between 08:00 - 08:30
Get on board at 08:45 and the boat will depart at 09:00 for 30 minute to be arrived to Cham island. On the cruise, welcome drink is served with juice or soft drink. Make sure that your camera is ready to take the beautiful pictures of capture the spectacular monument views while cruising to Cham island.
We arrive at Lang village and the tour guide supply you information about Cham island including history, marine ecosystem as well as ocean species living in this area. Today, we visit the Marine Protected Area, the boat shelter, Hai Tang pagoda, traditional fishing village and the local market then spend time for swimming, snorkelling and having lunch with some seafood.
Keep swimming or relaxing on the emerald water and beautiful nature beach after lunch then get on board at 14:00 and cruise back to Cua Dai beach harbour. The crew will wish us a farewell and we are transferred to our hotels. Tour ends at your hotel in Hoi An at around 15:00. The remaining time will be free for you to walk around Hoi An Town, enjoy Old Quarter time in the evening by yourself.
Day 6: Relax in Hoi An – Get flight to Ho Chi Minh city (breakfast)
Breakfast is served at your hotel in Hoi An. You will spend whole day for walking around the peaceful town, enjoy the quiet time of the town as well as know more about history, lifestyle, customs …etc in Hoi An. Check out your hotel at 12pm and be ready to get picked up by car to Da Nang then get flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Once arrival, driver comes to pick you up and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 7: Full day Mekong delta - floating market (breakfast, lunch)
Breakfast is at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh city. Bus and tour guide to pick you up at around 7.30am and departure for Mekong delta.
Enjoy the scenic journey along the way bordered by green rice fields. ,On arrived at My Tho, visit VinhTrang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the 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 shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music", performed by locals. ,Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy & observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC. This trip provides a fascinating insight into daily life in the Mekong Delta and you are guaranteed to take home your own private collection of beautiful memories.
Tour finishes at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city at around 18.30pm. Overnight at the hotel in Ho CHi Minh city.
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh city tour + Cu Chi tunnel. (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning after breakfast, you will departure for Cu Chi tunnel tour and city tour. Tour guide and bus come to pick you up for Cu Chi tunnel. Arriving at Cu Chi tunnels (Ben Dinh) and proceeding to an underground hut to watch a short video and presentation about Cu Chi tunnels before having a real hand-on experience of what it took to live in the tunnels. Afterward, test tasting the steamed tapioca root which is the main staple food in Cu Chi during the war. For those interested, there is an opportunity to fire off an AK47 or MK16 with real ammunitions at the nearby shooting range.
You will return to the city center to have lunch.
You will visit, Independence Palace known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. It was the sight of the end of the Vietnam/American war in 1975, as a North Vietnamese army tank crashed through the gates. The tank is still located at the Independence Palaces’ property.
Continue seeing the beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. In courtyard massive military vehicles are for exhibition as well as tiger cages for the visitor to get a feel on how it was to be a prisoner during wartime. In the museum building itself, each floor will represent a separate theme from the war and the war crimes committed towards the Vietnamese people.
Tour finishes at your hotel at around 17.30pm. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh city – Flight to Phnom Penh (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning after your breakfast, car transfer you to the airport to get flight to Phnom Penh. arrival, tour guide comes to pick you up and transfer to the hotel. After having lunch, you visit the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one 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). Continue your visit to 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.
Tour finishes at around 17pm at your hotel in Phnom Penh. Relax and Overnight here.
Day 10: Phnom Penh – Bus to Siem Reap (breakfast, lunch)
After your breakfast at your hotel, you will be transferred to visit Wat Phnom – the most famous buddhist temple in Phnom Penh. It 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.
We continue visiting 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 will have early lunch at around 11.15am. After 1 hour of lunch, you will be transferred to the bus office, say goodbye your tour guide here and drive to Siem Reap. After 6 hour driving, you will be arrived, tour guide comes to pick you up and transfer to the hotel in Siem Reap. Overnight here.
Day 11: Full day Angkor Wat (breakfast, lunch)
In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. Continue your visit at the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
Continue your visit to Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture.
Before ending the tour today, enjoy a wonderful sunset scenery from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill.
Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.
Day 12: Relax – departure (breakfast)
Breakfast is served at your hotel. Morning is free for you to do some last minutes shopping and relax. Car transfer to the airport. Service ends
- Hotel 3 stars in Hanoi: Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh city, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap. Rooms have windows
- Flight ticket from Hanoi to Da Nang, Da Nang - Ho chi minh city
- International Flight from ho chi minh city to Phnom Penh
- Vietnam visa letter approval
- Car pick up and transfer to airport
- English speaking Tour guide during tour
- Meals as mentioned in program
- All Entrance fees in all places mentioned in the itinerary.
- Bus during tour Halong bay , private car in Phnom Penh - Siem reap tour
- Ha long bay 4 star cruise ( deluxe cabin with AC and private bathroom) with kayaking, boat trip
- Boa trip in Hoi An (Cham island) mentioned in the itinerary
- Vietnam and Cambodia Visa fee of USD30/per person ( pay by yourself at the airport), Vietnam visa stamping fees ( pay at airport 25$)
- Personal expenses, Berverage, bank transaction fees
- Early check-in & late check-out (Check-in time is 14h00 & check-out time is 12
- Other things that did not mentioned in the itinerary
- Tax and service charge (10% would be charged if you want to get the Red invoice)
- TIP for tour guide (the amount is depending on you if you are happy)