Grand Vietnam - Cambodia Tour - 20 days

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Itinerary Overview

A perfect holiday for those who want to explore Vietnam and Cambodia. Start from Hanoi, you will explore mountainous town of Sapa, enjoy overnight trip on a boat cruise in Halong Bay, then flight to Hoian ancient charming town. Enjoy the atmospheric imperial capital of Huế, and the modern day life of Saigon before heading to Mekong for upriver trip to Phnom Penh. Your tour ends at Siem Reap, an amazing city with visit to great Angkor Wat temple - one of the World's Wonders.

Highlights

  • Explore Amazing Sapa hill town with colorful ethnic groups
  • Explore the Mekong Delta culture and lifestyle
  • Observe the unique way of trading at floating market where barges loaded with fruits and vegetables gather for the early morning trade
  • Experience a slow pace of life when you walk around the impossibly atmospheric Ancient Town of Hoi An
  • Spend the night on boat that cruise between the limestone peaks of Halong Bay while feasting on sumptuous meals on board
  • Explore the underground system of Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about hard life in war time
  • See the vivid daily life of the locals along Mekong River
  • Visit the World's Wonders - Halong Bay and Angkor Wat Temples

Detailed Itinerary

  • 1. Hanoi to Siem Reap
  • 2. Siem to Hanoi

Route*: Hanoi - Sapa Trekking - Halong Bay Cruise - Hoian - Hue - Saigon - Mekong - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Arrive in Hanoi. Greeted by your driver at the airport. Transfer to your hotel in the city centre for check-in and at leisure in the rest of the day.

Note*:

  • The hotel room will be available at 2:00pm, and in case that you would like to secure an early-check in, an additional charge will be applied.
  • Please be advised that both international and domestic might be crowded at sometimes during the day, so in case that you arrive and cannot find our representatives, please be presented at Pole No.10 outside lobby A2 (International) or Lobby of domestic arrival (Domestic flight) and contact us, so we could easily search for you
  • Meals: N/A
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Day 2: HANOI HALF DAY CITY TOUR - Sapa

Free to relax in the morning.

In the afternoon, half day tour to visit Hanoi. We start with visit to President Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum (Outsite). We also visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda nearby. Leaving the President's complex, we continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu). Although several Van Mieu can be found throughout Vietnam, the most prominent and famous is that situated in the city of Hanoi, and was functioned as Vietnam's first university

Finally, visit the Hoa Lo prison before getting back to the hotel for free time to relax till transfer to the station for night train to Sapa.

Note*:

  • Late checkout at the hotel is not included.
  • Our tour guide will not accompany during the train trip
  • Train schedule is subject to change depending on availability
  • Private compartments on request at surcharge.
  • Train journeys are part of a great local experience. Cabins are shared with other local passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for - with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Overnight Train to Sapa

DAY 3: Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI - TA VAN VILLAGES TREKKING

Sa Pa is a quiet mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. Most of the ethnic minority people work their land on sloping terraces since the vast majority of the land is mountainous. Their staple foods are rice and corn. Rice, by its very nature of being a labour intensive crop, makes the daily fight for survival paramount. The unique climate in Sapa has a major influence on the ethnic minorities who live in the area. With sub-tropical summers, temperate winters and 160 days of mist annually, the influence on agricultural yields and health related issues are significant.

05:30 ~ 06:00: Arrive at Lao Cai Train Station. Pick up at the train station and transfer to Sapa. Early check in upon arrival is possible upon room occupancy (Surcharge applicable). Breakfast and Relax for a while to get ready for our full day tour.

9.30am: Meet up your local guide and start trekking for 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. A 2 km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. On the way, we would have chance to learn about the local agriculture producing customs and daily lifestyle. We have lunch at a local family, offering you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture, which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. We will then get back to Sapa by jeep or motorbike

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

DAY 4: CAT CAT - SIN CHAI VILLAGES TREKKING - BUS TO HANOI

08:30: Pickup at the hotel. We start a walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. We enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and trek for 6 km to Sin Chai village, which is located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way back to Sapa.

You are free to explore the town till bus transfer to Hanoi departing at 2:30pm. Arrive Hanoi at 8:30pm.

DAY 5: HANOI - HALONG BAY - NIGHT ON BOARD

08h00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break
12h00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time
12h30: Board the Cruise for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bay
15h30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.
16h30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits).
17h00: Back on board and continue cruising.
19h00: Dinner is served.
21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.

Note*: the itinerary and activities on board would vary depending on the boat you choose. Please see the choice of boat in Hotel Inclusions.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Night on board

DAY 6: HALONG BAY KAYAKING - NIGHT ON BOARD

6.30 – 07.00 : Start your new day with a Tai Chi session or a photo hunt for the glamour sunrise in Halong Bay in the early morning.
07.00 – 08.00 : Have breakfast in the peaceful bay while listening to the bird songs.
08:00 – 10:00 : Transfer to a high quality day boat for a cruise to Thien Canh Son Cave, visit the cave to learn about the karst formation. Enjoy hiking to see the panorama view of the Bay from the cave’s entrance.
10:00 – 12:00 : Start to down for a beautiful white-sand beach at the foot of Hon Co Island. Go kayaking though the isolated and off-the-beaten-track appeal of the Bay. Enjoy swimming in the blue water or leisurely lying down under the tropical sunshine for sunbathing.
12:30 – 14:00 : Back to the boat for lunch.
14:00 – 14:00 : More time for kayaking through the hidden lagoons and explore the biological diversity of the Bay.
16:30 – 19:00 : Return to the cruise refreshing and stretching your selves on the top deck. Join in the Sunset party and see the beautiful pinky clouds reflecting on the water surface. Or enjoy the massage treatment in your comfortable cabin.
19:00 : Savor our delicious dinner with incredible traditional Vietnamese food and amazing vegetable carving performance, while being well introduced the philosophies that lie behind each type of cuisine. Socialize with new friends and crew members, enjoy squid fishing or leisurely relax on the top deck in the middle of the tranquil bay.

Note*: the itinerary and activities on board would vary depending on the boat you choose. Please see the choice of boat in Hotel Inclusions.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Night on board

DAY 7: HALONG BAY - HANOI - FIGHT TO DANANG

07.00: Coffee and tea will be served
08.00: Continue cruising
08h15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave
09h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island.
09.30: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier
11h30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12.00: Return from Halong to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at about 16:30pm.

Airport transfer for late flight to Danang. Transfer to the hotel in Hoian upon arrival.

Note*: the itinerary and activities on board would vary depending on the boat you choose. Please see the choice of boat in Hotel Inclusions.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

DAY 8: HOIAN - city tour

Free to relax in the morning.

In the afternoon, enjoy walking tour in Hoi An Ancient Town – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hoi An ancient town today is a special example of a traditional port city in Southeast Asia which has been well preserved. Discover Hoi An with our half-day city tour to have an overview about Hoi An’s architecture and people lifestyle easily. On this full-day city tour you’ll see a series of architecturally interesting lanes lined with historic houses that have been preserved in their original state. Our guides are friendly, lovely, knowledgeable and willing to tell you anything about Hoi An as well as their own life. Just feel free to ask them anything you care.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

DAY 9: HOIAN - FREE DAY

Free and easy day to explore Hoian town or swim at nearby beach.

Note*: Hoian ancient town is one of best destination in Vietnam. We will arrange accommodation near the town that you can walk to and explore yourself. The beach is about 4kms from the town

Optional tours/activities you can do in Hoian

Option 1: Hoian - Countryside and cycling tour

Option 2: Hoian Cooking at Red Bridge School

Option 3: Hoian Food Tour by Vintage Vespa

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

DAY 10: HOIAN - FREE DAY

Free and easy day to explore Hoian town or swim at nearby beach.

Optional tours/activities you can do in Hoian

Option 1: Hoian - Countryside and cycling tour

Option 2: Hoian Cooking at Red Bridge School

Option 3: Hoian Food Tour by Vintage Vespa

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

DAY 11: HOIAN - HUE SCENIC TRAIN JOURNEY

Free in the morning.

In the afternoon, transfer to the station for day train to Hue. Enjoy scenic view of Hai Van Pass on the way. Arrive Hue in late afternoon. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy free time.

Note*: The train journey is part of a great local experience. Restrooms at either end of the carriages.

Optional activities: instead of the Train Journey, you can do full day tour to visit the Bana Hill and Golden Hand Bridge, then transfer to Hue. Please view the tour to Bana Hill and Golden Hand Brige.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

DAY 12: HUE CITY TOUR - FLIGHT TO SAIGON

08:00: Pickup at the hotel.

Today, we will spend a full day touring Hue city.

In the morning: visit Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda and Dong Ba bustling market. Lunch at the local restaurant.

In the afternoon: visit Royal Tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. We will also visit a Conical hat village and incense stick village

Then airport transfer for late afternoon flight to Saigon. Transfer to your hotel for checkin upon arrival.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

DAY 13: SAIGON CITY + CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR

Pickup at the hotel at 7:40, we head out of town to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which is an extensive underground network of approximately 200 kilometers of tunnels dug initially by the Viet Minh and then expanded by the Viet Cong. Here contains hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used extensively for refuge and storage and also utilized as a military base for the Viet Cong close to Saigon.


In the afternoon afternoon, transfer to Saigon for half day city tour. Our city tour will help you to see the best of Saigon. We visit the historic Reunification palace and War Remnants Museum, followed by the architectural treats of French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the post Office. Free time at leisure or shopping at Ben Thanh Market nearby.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

DAY 14: SAIGON - MEKONG - Vinh long - Can Tho

Depart for 2 hours drive to Cai Be, deep in the Mekong Delta. On the way you will visit the first chocolate factory in South Vietnam, you will know how to make chocolate and you can taste some.
After that, heading to the Mekong Delta, the journey begins with a wooden boat trip; proceed to evergreen islands among the Mekong River through a large network of meandering tributaries, crisscrossed with countless arroyos.
Enjoy lunch, then cruise to Vinh Long to discover beautiful landscapes along the river and observe the typical Mekong Delta rural life. At the end of the afternoon, move to Can Tho. Free for night discovery in Can Tho.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

DAY 15: Can tho - floating market - Chau Doc - Tra Su Sanctuary

After Breakfast at hotel, take a motor boat to visit Cai Rang – the most fascinating floating market where we can see all trading activities by boat on Mekong river.
Have you ever tasted Vietnamese vermicelli soup? Well, now go and see how it is made. Then wander around the village and meet the friendly local people. Visit the orchard garden. Stop for lunch. Proceed to Chau Doc, continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds. Back to the Town, hotel check in. Overnight in Chau Doc.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc

DAY 16: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

Pickup at 7:00 to transfer to the jetty for speedy boat to Phnom Penh.
Arrive Phnom Penh at about 1pm. A city tour acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom, which provides an interesting view over the environs. The next stop of our trip is the National Museum, exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th centuries, but some date from as early as the 4th century.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

DAY 17: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Free and easy in the morning. In the afternoon, take the bus transfer to Siem Reap (6 hours). Arrive Siem Reap in late afternoon. Free for personal activities.
Note*: Surcharge is applied if you would like to take the flight from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 18: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat with Sunset

08:00 We drive to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon temple – a unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.
15:00 The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. After that, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 19: Siem Reap - Free and Easy

Free and easy day to explore Siem Reap.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 20: Siem Reap DEPARTURE

Today, you are free till airport transfer for departure flight. Trip ends!

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A

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Route*: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh - Mekong - Saigon - Hue - Hoian - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay Cruise

DAY 1: Siem Reap Arrival

Arrive Siem Reap airport. Transfer to the hotel for checkin. Enjoy your free time to relax and explore Siem Reap.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 2: Siem Reap - Angkor Wat with Sunset

08:00 We drive to South Gate of Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon temple – a unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, Baphoun, the Terrace of Temple, Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.
15:00 The tour start with the visiting to the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. After that, visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 3: Siem Reap - Free and Easy


Free and easy day to explore Siem Reap.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 4: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Free and easy in the morning. In the afternoon, take the bus transfer to Phnom Penh (6 hours). Arrive Phnom Penh in late afternoon. Free for personal activities.
Note*: Surcharge is applied if you would like to take the flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

DAY 5: Phnom Penh - City Tour - Chau Doc

Pickup at 8:00 for half day city tour, which acquaints us with some major sights of Phnom Penh. The private quarters of the Royal Palace are now home to the royal family and are therefore very close to the public. At the northern area of the palace grounds is Silver Pagoda, the most sacred shrine in the country. We visit both structures as well as the legendary temple of Wat Phnom, which provides an interesting view over the environs. The next stop of our trip is the National Museum, exclusively dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority of the exhibits are from the Angkor period from 9th to 15th centuries, but some date from as early as the 4th century. After the tour, transfer to the jetty for the speedy boat to Chau Doc. Arrive Chau Doc in late afternoon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc

DAY 6: Chau Doc - Can Tho

After breakfast, take a nice boat trip through the floating village to visit a fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish in their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village, followed by a local Islamic Mosque. Continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds.


In the afternoon afternoon, transfer to Can Tho. Free to relax in Can Tho.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho

DAY 7: Can Tho - Cai Rang Floating Market - Saigon

After breakfast, take a nice boat trip through the floating village to visit a fish farm to see how the Mekong Delta people raise fish in their floating houses. Visit the Cham minority with their traditional weaving village, followed by a local Islamic Mosque. Continue the tour to visit Tra Su, getting to the wild birds Sanctuary, cruising smoothly with small boats to discover the arrays of splendid canals deep into the forest, watching storks, cranes and other tropical birds.


In the afternoon afternoon, transfer to Can Tho. Free to relax in Can Tho.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

DAY 8: Saigon - CU CHI TUNNELS TOUR

Free and easy to relax in Saigon.
In early afternoon, we head out of town to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, which is an extensive underground network of approximately 200 kilometers of tunnels dug initially by the Viet Minh and then expanded by the Viet Cong. Here contains hospitals, plus accommodation and schools, and were used extensively for refuge and storage and also utilized as a military base for the Viet Cong close to Saigon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

DAY 9: Saigon - Hue

Free in the morning. In the afternoon, take the flight to Hue. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

DAY 10: HUE CITY TOUR

08:00: Pickup at the hotel.

Today, we will spend a full day touring Hue city.

In the morning: visit Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda and Dong Ba bustling market. Lunch at the local restaurant.

In the afternoon: visit Royal Tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. We will also visit a Conical hat village and incense stick village

After the tour, airport transfer for late afternoon flight to Hanoi. Transfer to the hotel upon arrival.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

DAY 11: Hue - HOIAN SCENIC TRAIN JOURNEY

Free in the morning.

In the afternoon, transfer to the station for day train to Hoian. Enjoy scenic view of Hai Van Pass on the way. Arrive Hue in late afternoon. Transfer to the hotel and enjoy free time.

Note*: The train journey is part of a great local experience. Restrooms at either end of the carriages.

Optional activities: instead of the Train Journey, you can do full day tour to visit the Bana Hill and Golden Hand Bridge, then transfer to Hoian. Please view the tour to Bana Hill and Golden Hand Brige.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

DAY 12: HOIAN - city tour

Free to relax in the morning.

In the afternoon, enjoy walking tour in Hoi An Ancient Town – a UNESCO World Heritage site. Hoi An ancient town today is a special example of a traditional port city in Southeast Asia which has been well preserved. Discover Hoi An with our half-day city tour to have an overview about Hoi An’s architecture and people lifestyle easily. On this full-day city tour you’ll see a series of architecturally interesting lanes lined with historic houses that have been preserved in their original state. Our guides are friendly, lovely, knowledgeable and willing to tell you anything about Hoi An as well as their own life. Just feel free to ask them anything you care.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

DAY 13: HOIAN - FREE DAY

Free and easy day to relax and explore Hoian town or go swimming at Cua Dai nearby beach.

Note*: Hoian ancient town is one of best destination in Vietnam. We will arrange accommodation near the town that you can walk to and explore yourself. The beach is about 4kms from the town

Optional tours/activities you can do in Hoian

Option 1: Hoian - Countryside and cycling tour

Option 2: Hoian Cooking at Red Bridge School

Option 3: Hoian Food Tour by Vintage Vespa

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

Day 14: Hoian - HANOI HALF DAY CITY TOUR - Sapa overnight train

In the morning, take the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival half day tour to visit Hanoi. We start with visit to President Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum (Outsite). We also visit the famous One Pillar Pagoda nearby. Leaving the President's complex, we continue to visit the Temple of Literature (Van Mieu). Although several Van Mieu can be found throughout Vietnam, the most prominent and famous is that situated in the city of Hanoi, and was functioned as Vietnam's first university

Finally, visit the Hoa Lo prison before getting to the hotel for checkin. Free for dinner and late transfer to the station for overnight train to Sapa.

Note*:

  • Day use at small hotel is included for late evening train to Sapa.
  • Our tour guide will not accompany during the train trip
  • Train schedule is subject to change depending on availability
  • Private compartments on request at surcharge.
  • Train journeys are part of a great local experience. Cabins are shared with other local passengers (unless private cabin is requested and all berths paid for - with supplement). Restrooms at either end of the carriages.
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Overnight Train to Sapa

DAY 15: Y LINH HO - LAO CHAI - TA VAN VILLAGES TREKKING

Sa Pa is a quiet mountain town and home to a great diversity of ethnic minority peoples. Most of the ethnic minority people work their land on sloping terraces since the vast majority of the land is mountainous. Their staple foods are rice and corn. Rice, by its very nature of being a labour intensive crop, makes the daily fight for survival paramount. The unique climate in Sapa has a major influence on the ethnic minorities who live in the area. With sub-tropical summers, temperate winters and 160 days of mist annually, the influence on agricultural yields and health related issues are significant.

05:30 ~ 06:00: Arrive at Lao Cai Train Station. Pick up at the train station and transfer to Sapa. Early check in upon arrival is possible upon room occupancy (Surcharge applicable). Breakfast and Relax for a while to get ready for our full day tour.

9.30am: Meet up your local guide and start trekking for 6km of walking down to the south east of Sapa along the side of Muong Hoa valley to Y Linh Ho village of the Black H’mong. A 2 km-trekking down to Lao Chai village, through terraced rice fields to Ta Van village of the Dzay minority people. On the way, we would have chance to learn about the local agriculture producing customs and daily lifestyle. We have lunch at a local family, offering you a worth chance to learn about the local house architecture, which is full of their daily life styles and exclusive custom. We will then get back to Sapa by jeep or motorbike

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa

DAY 16: CAT CAT - SIN CHAI VILLAGES TREKKING - BUS TO HANOI

08:30: Pickup at the hotel. We start a walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. We enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and trek for 6 km to Sin Chai village, which is located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way back to Sapa.

You are free to explore the town till bus transfer to Hanoi departing at 2:30pm. Arrive Hanoi at 8:30pm.

DAY 17: HANOI - HALONG BAY - NIGHT ON BOARD

08h00: Pick up from your hotel in Hanoi. Drive to Halong City through the paddy fields in the Red River Delta.
10h00: Stopover on the way for a refreshment break
12h00: Arrive at Tuan Chau wharf – Break and photography time
12h30: Board the Cruise for departure. Welcome drink will be served
13h00: Lunch is served while cruising through the bay
15h30: Visit exciting Cua Van fishing village. The village is free of busy roads and streets, electric lights, houses and high rise buildings. Instead, there are only herds of little boats and rafts. You will have the chance to discover the traditional culture and customs of the fishermen.
16h30: Enjoy kayaking or swimming (if the weather permits).
17h00: Back on board and continue cruising.
19h00: Dinner is served.
21h00: Take some leisure time to enjoy chatting at the bar or enjoy some night fishing.

Note*: the itinerary and activities on board would vary depending on the boat you choose. Please see the choice of boat in Hotel Inclusions.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Night on board

DAY 18: HALONG BAY KAYAKING - NIGHT ON BOARD

6.30 – 07.00 : Start your new day with a Tai Chi session or a photo hunt for the glamour sunrise in Halong Bay in the early morning.
07.00 – 08.00 : Have breakfast in the peaceful bay while listening to the bird songs.
08:00 – 10:00 : Transfer to a high quality day boat for a cruise to Thien Canh Son Cave, visit the cave to learn about the karst formation. Enjoy hiking to see the panorama view of the Bay from the cave’s entrance.
10:00 – 12:00 : Start to down for a beautiful white-sand beach at the foot of Hon Co Island. Go kayaking though the isolated and off-the-beaten-track appeal of the Bay. Enjoy swimming in the blue water or leisurely lying down under the tropical sunshine for sunbathing.
12:30 – 14:00 : Back to the boat for lunch.
14:00 – 14:00 : More time for kayaking through the hidden lagoons and explore the biological diversity of the Bay.
16:30 – 19:00 : Return to the cruise refreshing and stretching your selves on the top deck. Join in the Sunset party and see the beautiful pinky clouds reflecting on the water surface. Or enjoy the massage treatment in your comfortable cabin.
19:00 : Savor our delicious dinner with incredible traditional Vietnamese food and amazing vegetable carving performance, while being well introduced the philosophies that lie behind each type of cuisine. Socialize with new friends and crew members, enjoy squid fishing or leisurely relax on the top deck in the middle of the tranquil bay.

Note*: the itinerary and activities on board would vary depending on the boat you choose. Please see the choice of boat in Hotel Inclusions.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodation: Night on board

DAY 19: HALONG BAY - HANOI

07.00: Coffee and tea will be served
08.00: Continue cruising
08h15: Visit splendid Sung Sot Cave
09h00: Check out and enjoy a fantastic cruise on the bay, passing Dinh Huong Island, fishing villages, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island and Sail Island.
09.30: Buffet brunch (breakfast/lunch) while cruising back through Halong Bay to the pier
11h30: Arrive at the pier. Time to say goodbye to the crew.
12.00: Return from Halong to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi at about 16:30pm. Free and easy for personal activities.

Note*: the itinerary and activities on board would vary depending on the boat you choose. Please see the choice of boat in Hotel Inclusions.

  • Meals: Breakfast/Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

DAY 20: HANOI DEPARTURE

Today, you are free till airport transfer for departure flight. Trip ends!

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: N/A


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Important Notes:

  • THIS IS OUR DEFAULT ITINERARY AND IS CHANGEABLE DEPENDING ON YOUR ITEREST
  • In case of unpredictable bad conditions of weather in Halong Bay, please kindly understand that the cancellation will be made ONLY by the Management Board of Halong Bay and normally the announcement will be informed in short notice.

Grand Vietnam - Cambodia Tour

Hotels & Prices

Hotel Categories

Small Group

01 May - 30 Sept
(Low season)

01 Oct - 30 Apr
(High season)

Economy (2*)

Hanoi: La Suite Hotel & Spa
Halong Bay: Aclass Cruise
Sapa: Panorama Hotel
Hoi An: Uptown Hoi An Hotel
Hue: Orchid hotel
Can Tho: Hau Giang
Saigon: Saigon Beautiful 3 hotel
Chau Doc: Chau Pho Hotel
Phnom Penh: King Grand Boutique Hotel
Siem Reap: Angkor Holiday Hotel

US$1699

US$1775

Superior (3-4*)

Hanoi: Hanoi Noble Hotel
Halong Bay: Aclass Stellar Cruise
Sapa: Vista Hotel
Hoi An: Vinh Hung Emerald Resort
Hue: Cherish Hotel
Can Tho: Kim Tho
Saigon: Tan Hoang Long Hotel
Chau Doc: Chau Pho Hotel
Phnom Penh: King Grand Boutique Hotel
Siem Reap: Angkor Holiday Hotel

US$1825

US$1920

Deluxe (4*)

Hanoi: Golden Silk Boutique Hotel
Halong Bay: Huong Hai Sealife
Sapa: Amazing Hotel
Hoi An: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort
Hue: Eldora Hotel
Can Tho: Iris Hotel
Saigon: Grand Silverland Hotel
Chau Doc: Victoria Resort
Phnom Penh: Teav Boutique Hotel
Siem Reap: Somadevi Hotel

US$2165

US$2299

Luxury (5*)

Hanoi: Apricot Hotel
Halong Bay: Signature Cruise
Sapa: Victoria Resort
Hoi An: Victoria Resort
Hue: Imperial Hotel
Saigon: Majestic Hotel
Can Tho: Victoria Resort
Chau Doc: Victoria Resort
Phnom Penh: Shokha Resort
Siem Reap: Victoria Resort

Please contact us for price

Customize or make it a private tour >>>

Notes*:

  • All prices are in USD per adult, in Double/Twin sharing
  • Small group tour - daily departure with max 12 pax (for Halong Cruises, you will join bus by boat companies)
  • In some major cities in Vietnam, hotel rooms may not have windows.
  • Similar hotels are selected if any of above are booked
  • Surcharge will be applied for single traveler or single room request

What's included ?

Transportation

Airplane, Car, Cruise, Bus

Accommodation

Hotel (16 nights), Overnight on-board (2 nights), Overnight train (1 night)

Meals

19 Breakfasts, 10 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Note*: breakfast is included at the hotel.

Price Includes

Price Excludes

Children Rates

  • FOC for infant under 2 years old (full charge for flight tickets - US$180)
  • 02 - 6 years old without bed: 35% adult rate
  • 06 - 11 years old with extra bed: 75% adult rate
  • 06 - 11 years old in twin share: 90% adult rate
Note*: The rate for children applicable for one child sharing a twin or double cabin with two adults

Cancellation Policies

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 20% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 70% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 90% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate

Important information

Emergency Contact

Should you need to contact us during a situation of dire need, it is best to first call the travel consultant whom you deal with and then our hot line contact. If for any reason you do not receive an immediate answer, please send us a detailed message and contact information by email, so they may return your call and assist you as soon as possible.

Our all travel consultants use WhatApps. Please ensure that you have the contact number. It's best to buy a local sim-card. Most hotels offer free wifi. So it's very easy to contact in urgent case.

Emergency contact numbers

Mr. Kelvin Do: +84 986759655

Ms. Thuy Pham: +84 984654964

COMBO TRIP

If you book small group tour option, please note that the tour combines with our other tours. As such, As such, the staff and/or particular vehicles operating your tour may change between tour segments. You may also expect some group members to join or leave the tour, between tour segments.

You can start the tour on any date (please contact our consultant in advance to avoid peak dates or holidays) and customize itinerary with extra days/activities at any destination.

Internal Flights

For all internal flights - if included, we would use any as Vietnamairlines, Vietjesair, Jestar, Cambodia Angkorair or Laos Airlines, depending on the itinerary. Most domestic flights in Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar, airlines would use small 70 seat ATR72 for short distances. Most airlines in Vietnam use the Airbus A321. 20kg for checkin luggage and 7kg for hand-bag is included in the price.

International flights pre/post tour must be booked by your self before travelling date.

Accommodation

We would use different hotel categories and you can select any basing on your budget. So your travel companions would not stay at the your hotel. A Hotel Voucher will be provided once your tour is confirmed with all hotel details.

Packing List

Conservative Dress

  • Modest clothing that covers knees and shoulders (Long pants, long skirts, shirts that cover shoulders)
  • Shawl or scarf (for temple visits)

Note*: Please pack clothing for the season in which you will be travelling. From Dec-Feb weather can be cold, so please pack warm clothing. From May-Nov it is the wet season, so please bring waterproof clothing.

Documents

  • All tickets (required)
  • Passport (required) (With photocopies)
  • Required visas
  • Hotel & Tour Vouchers
  • Meeting sign (with your names and flight details that we will use for transfers)

Train Travel

Train travel in Vietnam is very basic and not at western standard. Sleeper trains normally have 4 seats per compartment, which convert into sleeping bunks (two upper and two lower). A sheet, pillow and blanket are provided. At times, passengers of different genders may be required to share a sleeper train berth and/or share a compartment with people not travelling in your group. For short distance - 3 hours (as Hue to Danang or vv), you will do the trip on soft/hard seat carriage.
Simple food is available on the train but many people like to stock up on freshly baked bread, cheese and fruit prior to departure. You should have meal and buy water before the journey.
Train journeys in Vietnam are an experience and allow you to get a real taste of Vietnam.

Airport transfers

All airport transfers are included in the tour price. You should provide us your arrival/departure flight details and we will arrange things basing on the information. A meeting sign with your name and all flight details will be sent to you. Please be ready at the lobby at pointed time for pickup.

Driver/guide should always be present at the airport before your arrival time. If you could not find the driver, please contact your travel consultant who you deal with. For any reason that airport transfer could not be arranged, please take the taxi to the hotel. We will refund the money then.

Travel insurance

Travel insurance is not included in our tour price. When travelling with us, you are suggested to buy insurance that covers all medical coverage, cancellation, personal liability, curtailment and loss of luggage and personal effects.

Trip Specific Safety

We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe keeping of your passport, air tickets, travellers' cheques, cash and other valuable items. Leave your valuable jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of the hotels we use have safety deposit boxes which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage.
Be aware that petty theft can be an issue in some towns and cities especially late at night. A common tactic is opportunists on motorbikes that drive by and snatch bags. Please always leave valuables and passports etc in your hotel in safety boxes if available and only carry with you enough cash to spend for the day. Bags should always be carried over the neck and not left to sit on your shoulder.

Warming

Please do not buy gems unless you know what you are doing. Even if genuine you should not expect to be able to sell them at home. If you fall victim to a gem scam, we are unable to assist you.

Visas and Entry Requirements

Please note that visas for Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos are the responsibility of the inpidual traveller. The visa requirements for your trip vary depending on where you are from and where you are going. For the most up to date information please check your Governments Foreign Ministry website or with you travel agent as rules do change.
CAMBODIA - Visas can be obtained at the Cambodian border or Siem Reap Airport for approx. $35 USD very easily. Please have *at least* 2 passport photos with you as well.
VIETNAM - As of March 2017, a select 80 nationalities are now eligible to enter Vietnam with an E-Visa. Please contact your Foreign Ministry or Vietnamese consulate to see if your nationality is eligible. Please note that you should ONLY apply for a Vietnam E-Visa if you are entering Vietnam by international airport - either Noi Bai International Airport (Hanoi) or Tan Son Nhat International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City).
If you are entering Vietnam by land border, please apply for a regular visa for Vietnam. Many of the land borders we travel through do not accept the Vietnam E-Visa. Please view this link to apply E-Visa: https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/web/guest/trang-chu-ttdt
We will help you apply an approval letter for visa on arrival if you enter Vietnam through international airports. You will have to pay for stamping fees to the custom at the airport. View how visa on arrival works through this link: https://www.indochinatreks.com/Vietnam_Visa_On_Arrival
LAOS - Visas are issued upon arrival in Laos. You will need two passport size photographs and approx $35. Tourists are generally admitted to Laos for 15 days with a visa on arrival or for 30 days with a visa issued at a Lao embassy. Please bring visa photos with you.
Please be aware that you will require four clean pages (minimum) in your passport and at least six months validity.

Tipping

It is customary in Asia to tip service providers such as waiters, at approximately 10%, depending on the service. Tipping is expected - though not compulsory - and shows an expression of satisfaction with the people who have assisted you on your tour. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels. There are several times during the trip where there is opportunity to tip the local guides or drivers we use. Recommendations for tipping drivers and local guides would range from $3-$5 USD per person per day depending on the quality and length of the service.

Electricity

Indochina Countries use 220V, and a mixture of flat 2-pin, round 2-pin or 3 pin plugs. It is recommended to bring a universal plug adapter.

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