Vietnam - Cambodia Classic Tour - 16 days

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Vietnam - Cambodia Classic Tour - through stunning landscape named among Asia’s best by Tripadvisor

It won't be the most convenient or comfy train ride of your life, but a trans-Vietnam journey will always be an unforgettable experience.


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Vietnam - Cambodia Classic Tour - 16 days

Itinerary Overview

This tour offers the opportunity to enjoy trip with best destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia. Starting from Hanoi - the North of Vietnam, discover the country’s bustling capital and its historic monuments before heading south for a visit in the Central with Hue’s imposing Imperial Citadel, Charming Hoian ancient town and Southern with all its tropical delights. Discover the breath of life along the Mekong Delta and get to Cambodia by speedboat. Learn about Cambodia's interesting history, admire a masterpiece of the world in Angkor Wat. See the best of these world-famous landmarks during an insightful two-week holiday is guaranteed to create lasting memories.

Highlights

  • An overnight cruise in Halong Bay with visits to one of its amazing caves
  • Sit and enjoy romantic scenery and rural landscapes along coastal towns on the train
  • 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
  • Get to witness the earliest traces of Cambodia's historic religious culture before a trip to the heritage site of Angkor complex.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: HANOI ARRIVAL

Pickup at the airport upon arrival. Free to relax at your hotel till late afternoon for street food tour.

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.16 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 - CITY TOUR

Free 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. Free time to relax and explore Hanoi.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

DAY 3: 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: Halong Bay Cruise

DAY 4: HALONG BAY - HANOI - HUE OVERNIGHT TRAIN JOURNEY - 12 HOURS

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 17pm. Shower at small hotel before transferring to the station for overnight train to Hue.

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: Overnight Train to Hue

DAY 5: HUE CITY TOUR

Arrive Hue at 10am.

Today, we will spend a full day touring Hue city. Our visiting sites includes Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda, Royal Tombs of Minh Mang and Khai Dinh. The tour ends with your self exploration of Dong Ba bustling market then free for personal activities in Hue.

  • Meals: Lunch
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hue

DAY 6: HUE - HOIAN SCENIC TRAIN JOURNEY - 3 HOURS

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.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Hoian

DAY 7: HOIAN - MY SON TOWERS TOUR

Pickup at the hotel at 7:50 am, we drive to visit My Son. The My Son temple complex is regarded one of the foremost Hindu temple complexes in Southeast Asia and is the foremost heritage site of this nature in Vietnam. It is often compared with other historical temple complexes in Southeast Asia, such as Borobodur of Java in Indonesia, Angkor Wat of Cambodia, Bagan of Myanmar and Ayutthaya of Thailand. Although badly damaged by bombing raids in the 1960s, the site still has more than 20 structures and was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1999.

Leaving My Son for boat station and taking a boat trip on Thu Bon river. You could visit the living of the local people and feeling the fresh air. Enjoy the beautiful views along the river. Arrive Hoian in early afternoon. Free time to explore Hoian ancient town.

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

DAY 8: HOIAN - FREE DAY LATE FLIGHT TO SAIGON

Free and easy day to relax and explore Hoian ancient town till airport transfer for late flight to Saigon.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon

DAY 9: 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 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: Siem Reap - Free and Easy

Free and easy day to explore Siem Reap.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

DAY 16: Siem Reap 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 INTEREST
  • 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.

Vietnam - Cambodia Classic Tour - 16 days

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
Hoi An: Uptown Hoi An Hotel
Hue: Orchid hotel
Saigon: Saigon Beautiful 3 hotel
Can Tho: Hau Giang
Chau Doc: Chau Pho Hotel
Phnom Penh: Hang Neak Hotel
Siem Reap: Desire Park Hotel

US$

US$

Superior (3-4*)

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

US$

US$

Deluxe (4*)

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

US$

US$

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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

Important information

What's included ?

Transportation

Flight, Car, Cruise, Bus, Trains

Accommodation

Hotel (13 nights), Overnight train (01 nights) Overnight on-board (1 night)

Meals

14 Breakfasts, 7 Lunches, 1 Dinners
Note*: breakfast is included at the hotel/homestay.

Price Includes

  • Overnights in selected hotels or similar
  • Vietnam visa approval letter
  • Halong bay 2 day Cruise package
  • Local English speaking guides
  • Excursions as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing mentioned in the itinerary
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned, by air-conditioned vehicles (bus and group tour)
  • Hanoi - Hue overnight train; Hue - Hoian day train
  • Danang - Saigon flight
  • Chau Doc - Phnom Penh Speedy boat

Price Excludes

  • International flights pre/post tour
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Visa stamping fee
  • Meals and services other than those noted in the itinerary
  • Laundry, telephone calls, and personal expenditures
  • Gratuities for guides, drivers, porters, boat crew, and personal, non-itinerary services

Children Rates

  • FOC for infant under 2 years old (US$100 is applied for flight and train)
  • 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 Policy

  • Cancellation received 60 days or more before arrival date: 10% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 30 days to 59 days prior arrival date: 20% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 15 days to 29 days prior arrival date: 30% of total rate
  • Cancellation received from 7 days to 14 days prior arrival date: 50% of total rate
  • Cancellation received less than 7 days prior arrival date or No show: 100% of total rate
Note*: Beside above charge, fee of US$150/person is nonrefundable for train and flight

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