21 Days The Best of Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
Visit the best of Vietnam and Cambodia including destinations such as: Hanoi, Sa Pa, Ha Long, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.
|Travel Dates:||As you prefer|
Cost is subject to class availability and exchange rate, may change without prior notice.
Day 1 Arrival in Hanoi (D)
Transfer via: International flight of your own arrangements. Stay at La Dolce Vita Hotel Hanoi. Upon your arrival in Hanoi your tour guide will meet you at the airport and transfer you to your hotel. Tonight we will have a meal in one of the fine restaurants in Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi City tour (B, L)
Stay on a Soft Sleeper Train. Visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, His House on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the outside of the Presidential Palace and the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first University. In the afternoon we will go to the Ethnology Museum followed by an hour on a cyclo (a pedal rickshaw) being taken round the old quarter of Hanoi. Tonight we will take the train overnight to Lao Cai.
Notes: Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum opening time: Open from Tuesday to Thursday and weekends from 8am to 11pm. Closed on Mondays and Fridays. The mausoleum is closed for two months of the year, usually October and November, when Ho Chi Minh’s body is maintenance by Russian expert.
Day 3 Lao Cai – Sa Pa (B)
Stay at Bamboo Hotel SaPa. Upon your arrival your tour guide will meet you and you will then head towards the nearby China/Vietnam border gate to observe the start of an early day trade taking place between the two countries. Then we will take a scenice drive to Sapa which is an old French trading town set high on the mountainside with spectacular views. We will then check into our hotel and have some free time. After lunch we will take a walk to Cat Cat Village.
Day 4 Sa Pa – Lao Cai – Overnight train to Hanoi (B)
Stay on Soft Sleeper Train – 4 berth Cabin with A/C. After a short journey overlooking the beautiful, terraced rice paddies, we will arrive at the two villages of Lao Chai and Ta Van of the H’Mong and Giay hill people. We will take a 3 hour trek to visit them and then return to Sapa. You will have some free time in the afternoon before we leave by bus for Lao Cai Station to catch the overnight sleeper train back to Hanoi.
Day 5 Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Stay on Halong Sails. Upon arrival, your tour guide will transfer you to your hotel for breakfast before departing for Halong Bay. From there we will cruise around the secluded bay, marvelling at 3000 limestone peaks that emerge from the emerald water. We will visit spectacular limestone caves, swim from our boat, and have the option of kayaking to explore the hidden charm part of the bay. Overnight on boat.
Day 6 Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Stay at La Dolce Vita Hotel Hanoi. Start the day kayaking to explore Luon cave and from there we kayak towards Turtle islet, Human Head islet, and the Saddle islet. After having lunch on boat we depart Halong for Hanoi.
Day 7 Hanoi – Fly to Hue (B)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines. Stay at Green Hue Hotel. Catch a 1 hour flight to Hue. Upon arrival in Hue we can explore the superb sights of the city including the Citadel, the Imperial City and the Forbidden Purple City.
Day 8 Hue (B, L)
Stay at Green Hue Hotel. Head towards the Perfume River to embark on a riverboat journey. Visit the Thien Mu pagoda (the Pagoda of the Heavenly Lady) then continue to the elaborate Tu Duc tombs of the Nguyen emperors. Visit Dong Ba market on our return.
Day 9 Hue – Hoi An (B)
Stay at Van Loi Hotel. Travel through the high pass of Hai Van with its spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean en route to Hoi An. On the way we will also visit Cham museum, Me Khe beach and the marble village. Then take a walking tour of the Old Town with its narrow, winding streets, visiting the Fukien Assembly Hall, the 200 year old Tan Ky house, the Japanese covered bridge, the Hoi An Museum and the handicraft workshops. Then free time to go shopping, to the nearby beach, or even have some clothes made which can be picked up the very next day.
Day 10 Hoi An – Free day (B)
Stay at Van Loi Hotel. Today we are free at our leisure.
Day 11 Hoi An – My Son (B)
Stay at Van Loi Hotel. Visit My Son, a relic of the Cham civilization which dates back from the 4th to the 12th century. We will return at noon giving us more time to explore quaint Hoi An. We also can take part in a cooking class showing us how to prepare the best Vietnamese and Hoi An specialties.
Day 12 Hoi An – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnel (B)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines. Stay at Kingston Hotel. We will take a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City early this morning, and after breakfast we will head for the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels. In the early afternoon we will return to Ho Chi Minh city (Saigon), a fascinating mix of old and new for us to explore at your leisure.
Day 13 Ho Chi Minh – Mekong Delta (B, L, D)
Stay at Basic home stay. Start our day by visiting Mekong Delta. At Vinh Long town we will board a local boat and cruise through the intricate waterways of the Mekong. Lunch at a local house, stop to visit cottage industries and spend the night at the simple lodging of a local family in the Mekong Delta.
Day 14 Mekong – Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Stay at Kingston Hotel. Our day will begin with a boat trip along the endless waterway of the mighty Mekong River to Cai Be floating market. After that we have the chance to see how the local people make pop corn and rice paper. In the afternoon we go back to Ho Chi Minh City, and the rest of the day is leisure time.
Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
Stay at Kingston Hotel. Today we tour around the city and visit the highlights of Saigon such as Notre Dame cathedral, General Post Office, Formal Presidential Palace, Museum of War Remnants and Ben Thanh Market.
Day 16 Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Riep (B)
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines. Stay at Steung Siem Reap Hotel. Upon your arrival to Siem Riep we will explore Angkor with the Rolous group of temple before climbing to the hilltop temple of Phnom Bakheng for a spectacular sunset.
Day 17 Angkor Temple complex (B)
Stay at Steung Siem Reap Hotel. Take a drive out to the Pre Rup and East Mebon and visit Banteay Srey (the Woman temple) followed by lunch and then off to explore the majestic Angkor Wat – The Wonder of the World – a truly memorable experience.
Day 18 Siem Reap (B)
Stay at Steung Siem Reap Hotel. Visit the ruins of Taprohm (the Jungle Temple) before heading to Banteay Kdei and the nearby lake of Sra Srang. Following lunch we will explore the Angkor Thom.
Day 19 Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (B)
Stay at Castle Hotel Phnom Penh. Travel by hydrofoil to Phnom Penh and visit the Wat Phnom Pagoda which is dedicated to the founder of the city, Madam Penh.
Day 20 Phnom Penh (B)
Stay at Castle Hotel Phnom Penh. A full-day sightseeing in the national capital including the National museum, the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda, the Tuol Sleng Museum, the horrific killing field and the Russian Market.
Day 21 Departure (B)
Transfer via: International flight onfyour own arrangements. Your tour guide will transfer you to the airport for your flight out of Cambodia. The trip concludes.
- English speaking guide/s (other languages upon requests)
- All accommodation based on twin share basis
- Meals indicated in the itinerary Coding: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner
- En-suite cabin on deluxe cruise in Halong Bay
- All transfer & transports by private A/C coaches or cars
- Sightseeing as indicated entrance fees and permits
- Domestic flights: Hanoi – Hue, Danang – Ho Chi Minh City
- International airfares: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap
- Domestic airport tax in Vietnam
La Dolce Vita Hotel Hanoi
Situated in the center of Hanoi Old Quarter, the newly opened superior-3 – star La Dolce Vita hotel offers you some of the best for mid range accommodation available in Hanoi with easy access to the restaurant, shopping and nightlife areas in Hanoi’s historic Old Quarter.
Bamboo Hotel Sapa
Halong Sails Cruise
Halong Sails is the perfect way to explore the Majestic Halong Bay. Halong Sails has six air-conditioned, en-suite cabins and a glorious picture-window salon with sofas and easy chairs, this vessel elegantly explores the islands and bays.
Green Hotel Hue
Green Hotel Hue offers genuine Vietnamese hospitality with world class services and facilities. The Hotel has 199 spacious rooms & suites are fully furnished and equipped with facilities and amenities that conform to international standards. The hotel has a large swimming pool. Green Hotel Hue is an idea place for your stay in Hue.
Van Loi Hotel Hoi An
Located near the center of town, Van Loi Hotel was built on a dune of Cam Nam’s village, Hoi An and wrapped around by the romantic Thu Bon river, has traces of the busy commercial port in the 15th century. Van Loi hotel has 82 rooms of international standard next to Banh Dap village at approx 100m, just 5 minutes walk through Cam Nam Bridge as possible to the center of town to shop, visiting.
Kingston Hotel Saigon
Located at the earth of (Saigon) Ho Chi Minh City, the Kingston hotel is the perfect place for you. It has 60 superior rooms 32 deluxe and 9 suites are luxurious and richly appointed many with marble foyers & bathrooms, complimentary high speed internet access. The Kingston Hotel offers the finest accommodation and amenities for mid range accommodation available in (Saigon) Ho Chi Minh City.
Steung Hotel Siem Reap
Steung Siem Reap Hotel in Siem Reap is perfectly situated in the heart of the Old French Quarter on the Old Market’s edge which is currently the focus of the old town in the midst of all the modern restaurants, bars and souvenir shops of Siem Reap.
Castle Hotel Phnom Penh
The hotel Castle is 3 stars international standard of services and The Spirit of Khmer Hospitality is the newest hotel in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. It is a 20 minute drive from the international airport and situated very close to the Mekong River.
Note: The hotels subject to change due to availability, in that case we will choose the equivalent accommodation.
|Cities||3 stars||4 stars||5 stars|
|Hanoi||Hanoi Sky hotel||Lan Vien hotel||Sheraton hotel|
|Sapa||Bamboo hotel||Chau Long hotel||Victoria hotel|
|Halong Bay||Halong Sails||Indochina Sails||Paradise cruise|
|Hue||Festival hotel||Saigon Morin hotel||La Residence hotel|
|Hoi An||Vinh Hung 2||River Beach resort & Residence||Sunrise|
|Ho Chi Minh city||Northern hotel||Liberty Central hotel||Rex hotel|
|Siem Reap||Royal Empire Hotel||Somadevi Angkor Hotel||Borei Angkor hotel|
|Phnom Penh||Diamond Hotel||Ohana Hotel||Inter-Continental|
|Start Date||End Date||Price per person, twin share||Single Sup||Status|
Price shown is per person, twin share
Room types: Superior
All clients must have a valid passport and visas before travel.
2. Children Policy
Under 2 years old: No charge for tour & 50% airfare charge
From 2 to under 5 years old: 50% charge for tour & 75% airfare charge
From 5 to under 12 years old: 75% charge for tour & airfare
From 12 years old: 100% charge as adult
An illness, an accident or an unexpected situation can arise before or during any type of vacation. Such an event might cause you to cut short your trip or cause your trip to be cancelled altogether.
Insurance exists to protect passengers from financial loss in the event of an emergency.
We strongly recommend you buy travel insurance before travel.
4. Alteration of Itinerary
Prior to the booking, we are happy to process alterations to your itinerary free of charge. Once the deposit has been paid, alterations will attract a fee of 30AUD per request.
All cancellations will incur a fee of 100AUD per person.
No-show travellers will be charged 100% of the tour price.
6. Deposit & Final Payment
|Bookings||Less than 45 days from departure date||More than 45 days from departure date|
|1000AUD or more||Full amount required at time of booking||200AUD deposit required at time of booking|
|1000AUD or less||Full amount required at time of booking|
The appropriate amount will automatically be debited to the credit card provided or by other payment arrangements. Failing this the booking will automatically be cancelled without notification.
Final payment is due 45 days prior to departure. Ticket/voucher will be provided on receipt of final payment.
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