Best of Vietnam and Cambodia 15 days - BestPrice Travel(15 days/ 14 nights)
Region: Outbound
Itinerary: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho - Chau Doc - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Price: US $1279
Update: 03/20/2019
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Highlights

  • Diverse array of city attractions and the hidden alleys in Hanoi Old Quarter
  • An overnight cruise in Halong Bay in a wooden junk with visits to one of its amazing caves
  • A leisure walking tour to discover Hoi An ancient town where relaxing lifestyle has not changed
  • Discover the breath of life along the Mekong Delta and savor every moment among the lushly green vegetation and mighty waterways, immersed in the rustic living of riverside province.
  • Get to witness the earliest traces of Cambodia's historic religious culture before a trip to the heritage site of Angkor complex.

ItineraryExpand all

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Meet your tour guide on arrival at Noi Bai International Airport and transfer to hotel in the city center and check-in. (Hotel rooms may not be ready until 14:00 but an early check-in would be guaranteed with a surcharge.). Rest of the day is at leisure.

Optional: We introduce two one-of-a-kind traditional performances which are found nowhere else than in Vietnam. You can choose one of below options:

- Water Puppet Show where puppets are performed on water stage with folk music, presenting ancient tales, folklores and daily life in Vietnamese countryside.

- Tu Phu (Four Palaces) Show - a very unique show about ritual of spirit practiced in the Vietnamese indigenous religion with music, colors and lively dance performance. The Four Palaces Shows take place on Thursday and Saturday every week.

If you're interested in the shows, please contact our travel consultants to book.

Meals: NA
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
Activities: Welcome to Hanoi - capital city of Vietnam! Pick up at the airport and transfer to hotel in the city center. Rest of the day is at leisure.
  • Hoan Kiem Lake
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour Half-day
Morning or afternoon departure depend on availability

Half day Hanoi city tour (by car or by motorbike – upon client’s interest) - Routes can change subject to client’s interest.

Begin the first day of the trip with a tour of Hanoi. Depart from the hotel for a visit to Vietnam’s first university: the Temple of Literature. Founded in 1076, Quoc Tu Giam was established within a temple to educate Vietnam's royalty, mandarins and members of the elite.

 

Continue with a visit to the iconic One Pillar Pagoda, one of Vietnam’s most iconic temples. Nearby is the mausoleum of the historic father figure of modern Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh, and his modest house on stilts. (Sites are viewed from outside; closed Mon and Fri and from June -August)

 

Visit the picturesque West Lake and its sixth century Tran Quoc Buddhist Pagoda.Tran Quoc Pagoda is regarded as the most ancient pagoda in Hanoi with its history line of more than 1,500 years.

 

After visiting, you will have a meal at an authentic Vietnamese Restaurant.

 

Free time at leisure for rest of the day.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi
  • Hanoi
  • Ho Chi Minh Mausolium
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Overnight on Cruise
After breakfast at hotel, you will then leave Hanoi and drive north (approximately 4 hours) to the famous Halong Bay. You can leave your luggage behind at the hotel in Hanoi and pack an overnight bag for staying on the boat. You will have a night staying in this world famous bay.

Halong Bay is listed as a World Heritage site and is one of Vietnam’s most spectacular natural wonders. Embark on a cruise and set sail into the magical bay. The views of sailing junks navigating past thousands of limestone islands with rocky outcrops in Tonkin Gulf are nothing short of spectacular. You’ll visit a floating village, a cave in the middle of ocean, explore the area by kayak or bamboo row-boat (rowed by locals), and, in the warmer months, you can enjoy swimming. Spend a peaceful night on board, beneath a night sky alive with stars. There's also a dining room and bar where you’ll enjoy a sumptuous lunch, dinner & breakfast.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Overnight on-board
  • Halong Bay Cruise Overview
  • Halong Bay
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Flight to Da Nang
Wake up to the sound of ocean. Spend the morning exploring Halong Bay and join activities available. Have lunch while cruising back to the mainland. Upon disembarkation, our driver will be waiting to provide transport to Hanoi for the departing flight. Take a short flight to Da Nang. On arrival at airport, you’ll take a forty-five minute ride to Hoi An then check in hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Brunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
  • Hanoi Opera House
Day 5: Hoi An Half day tour
Morning or afternoon departure depend on availability

Tour guide will take you on a walking of this unique town. The tour will take you down the streets that are being restored and look much like they did over a century ago. Past low tiled buildings, you'll take in a historic house (formerly home to a prominent trader), the Japanese Covered Bridge, a Chinese assembly hall and a museum. The best way to discover Hoi An is to simply wander. Little more than a maze of a few streets, there are temples, museums and preserved houses to visit; yet with some 850 buildings heritage-protected, the best feel for the town comes from the places which are free to all.

Afternoon: Free at leisure

 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
  • Hoi An Old Town by night
Day 6: Hoi An - Free day
Enjoy a free day in the world heritage listed Hoi An. You may like to wander the Central Market and the street stalls selling paintings, woodwork, ceramics, lanterns and much more. Hoi An is also famous for its talented tailors who can make beautiful items to order within a few hours. For those still feeling adventurous, why not hire a bicycle and tour the surrounding countryside?

Other optional activities include a day trip to My Son Cham (elaborate World Heritage-listed temples that reflect the rich cultural traditions of the Cham civilisation), a cruise along the Thu Bon River and a trip to the nearby Cua Dai Beach.

Optional: We introduce some ways to explore the beauty of Hoi An. You can choose one of below options:

Option 1: Discover My Son Holly Land Half day: My Son Sanctuary - a collection of Champa ruins nestled amongst the mountains in a geological basin of the Quang Nam province.

Price from $ US50/ person

Option 2: Life as a Farmer in Cam Thanh village: Join the farmers in preparing and fertilizing the land. Get to know the villagers’ daily working routines, like raking the ground, sowing, watering and picking greens and many more gardening activities.

Price from $ US70/ person

Option 3: Hoi An Vespa Tour

Price from $ US80/ person

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
  • Hoi An
  • Hoi An
  • Hoi An
Day 7: Hoi An - Danang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City
Enjoy your free time before transferring to airport in Da Nang for flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, transfer from airport to hotel. Spend free time to relax, unwind or explore the dynamic city on your own.

 

Formerly known as Saigon, todays Ho Chi Minh City is the bustling and vibrating economic centre of the South. Over the past few centuries, Saigon was called the “Pearl of the Far East” and was an important trading centre for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants who traveled along the Saigon River.

 

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh city
  • Hoi An Old Town by night
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Half day city tour
Morning or afternoon departure depend on availability

Enjoy the attraction of Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing examples of French colonial architecture and exploring the Vietnam’s turbulent in past at the Museum. Our guide will show you the most interesting sights that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer.

Depart from your hotel to the Reunification Palace; this beautifully preserved palace was the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam. On April 30th 1975 the American War officially came to an end here. Afterward, we visit Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral, which was built in 1880, and the Old Post Office, which was built sometime between 1886 and 1891. It is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. Our last stop would be at a local Market where you can practice your bargaining skills while shopping for souvenirs. Discover local life and culture. You’ll find some of the friendliest, liveliest, most convivial people in the city in here. Return your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

 

Free time in the rest of day

Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh city
Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Cai Be - Can Tho
Escape the city for a tour of the Mekong Delta, where you'll see what life is like beyond the urban centre of the south. An incredibly fertile region, the Mekong Delta's prime industry is food production, producing approximately half of Vietnam's total agricultural output. Local life for villages in the area revolves around the rivers and canals that make up the delta, so much so that people are more likely to transport by river than road.

Enjoy the fresh air and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the countryside, still untouched by tourism. Board on boat and experience the diversity of the Mekong waterways first hand as you explore fish farms and exotic fruit farms. Touring the orchards, paddy fields and swamplands of the Mekong Delta, you could be forgiven for thinking you’ve stepped into the pages of a geography textbook.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Can Tho
  • Ho Chi Minh city
Day 10: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc
Early wake up with a “should not be missed” floating market in Can Tho. Travel along the Mekong and the natural network of canals by motor boat and sampan under the shadows of water coconut trees. Taste seasonal fruits right from the orchard, meet friendly locals, and visit the region’s lively floating markets.

Northwest of Can Tho meanwhile, and a stone’s throw from the Cambodian border, is the ebullient town of Chau Doc, south of which Sam Mountain provides a welcome undulation in the surrounding plains. The opening of the border here has brought a steady stream of travellers going on to Phnom Penh by boat

 

Afternoon road transfer to Chau Doc and spend one night at this sleepy little town.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc
Activities: From early morning, visit the lively floating markets with lots of local and experience their daily activities. Transfer by road to Chau Doc in the afternoon.
  • Floating Market
Day 11: Chau Doc - Phnom Penh by speed boat
Have breakfast at hotel.Head to the boat station, take speed boat to Phnom Penh. Transfer to your hotel and have a short rest. Then visit significant landmarks of Phnom Penh: Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum.

 

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh
Activities: Speed boat to Phnompenh

Phnompenh city tour in the afternoon

  • Royal Palace
  • Cambodia
  • Cambodia city view
Day 12: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap - Road transfer
07:45 Transfer to Mekong Bus station for departure to Siem Reap (7 hour drive). Your guide will be not with you on bus but he/she will meet you in Siem Reap. The bus will stop at Arunras Restaurant for restroom and where you can find your own meals or snack before continue to final destination. Upon arrival Siem Reap, meet your guide at Borei Seang Nam station and transfer to check in at hotel for refreshment.

 

Siem Reap is the gateway to the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Archaeological Park which is roughly 7 kilometres away. However, the town itself is worth exploring with day and night markets, Khmer massage and spa treatments, a variety of great cafes and restaurants, and even fish massage!

 

This afternoon, take a fun by Rermork “Tuk Tuk” ride to visit the Angkor National Museum, learn about “the Legend Revealed” and see how the Khmer Empire has been established during the golden period. Continue to Preah Ang Check - Preah Ang chom, the secret place where local people go praying for good luck or safe journey. Tonight enjoy buffet dinner with Khmer Traditional Dance Show at Amazon or Kulen II restaurant. Relax as you prepare for your much-anticipated visit to Angkor tomorrow.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
Activities: Transfer to Siem Reap. In the afternoon, take a fun by Rermork “Tuk Tuk” ride to visit the Angkor National Museum and Preah Ang Check Preah Angkor. Enjoy buffet dinner with Apsara Dance performance.
  • Tuk-tuk in Cambodia
Day 13: Angkor Wat Complex Full day tour
Morning, visit to jungle Ta Prohm Temple, embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. The temple of Ta Prohm was once used as a location to film the famous Hollywood film Tomb Raider. Begin tour to the antique capital of Angkor Thom, start from 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.

Afternoon, explore 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. Last but not least, view a wonderful sunset from Angkor Wat or somewhere possible.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
  • Angkor Scenes
  • Angkor Wat
  • Angkor Wat
Day 14: Siem Reap - Free day
This day is free for you to pursue your interests. Perhaps hit the markets for some delicious street food, and indulge in a traditional Khmer massage, or get one final insight into the heart of Cambodia with a cooking class.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap
  • Cambodia
Day 15: Siem Reap Departure
Your trip comes to an end after breakfast, with no further activities planned. If you are spending more time in Siem Reap we can help you to book additional nights accommodation just contact your sales agent. Free until transfer to Siem Reap International airport for boarding home sweet home or next destination.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: NA

Important Notes:

  • PROGRAMS & SCHEDULES SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE
  • 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.

 

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