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15 Day Best of Vietnam and Cambodia Tour

Immerse yourself in the breath-taking beauty of South East Asia with a 15 day best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour. From Hanoi to the majestic Halong Bay, and charming Hoi An then work your way up South to visit Saigon, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta. End your trip with visit to Siem Reap and Phnom Penh.


Immerse yourself in the breath-taking beauty of South East Asia with a 15 day best of Vietnam and Cambodia tour.
Your package includes in-depth sightseeing, superior accommodation, professional tour guides, overnight Halong Bay cruise, transportation, meals and more. 

Duration:       15 days / 14 nights 
Type of tour:  Private tour (shared Halong Bay Cruise)
Departure:     Daily from Ha Noi or Ho Chi Minh or Phnom Penh
Theme:          Traditional culture 
Suitable:        Travel with friends, Family, Solo traveler

Itinerary in brief:

DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HANOI
DAY 2: HANOI  – HALONG BAY, THE WORLD HERITAGE – OVERNIGHT ON BOARD  (B, L, D)
DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B, L)
DAY 4: HANOI CITY TOUR – FLIGHT TO DA NANG – HOI AN (B, L)
DAY 5: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)
DAY 6: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)
DAY 7: HOI AN – DANANG – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY – HALF DAY CITY TOUR (B)
DAY 8: HALF DAY TOUR TO CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH CITY (B)
DAY 9: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA (BEN TRE) – HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L)
DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY – FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP, CAMODIA (B)
DAY 11: SIEM REAP TOUR (B, L)
DAY 12: SIEM REAP TOUR (B, L)
DAY 13: SIEM REAP – FLIGHT TO PHNOM PENH (B)
DAY 14: PHNOM PENH TOUR (B, L)
DAY 15: PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE (B)

* This tour can be reversed starting either from Ho Chi Minh City or Phnom Penh and ending in Hanoi depending on your flight schedule.

 
15 DAY BEST OF VIETNAM AND CAMBODIA TOUR ITINERARY
DestinationHanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnels - Mekong Delta - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
 
DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HANOI

Meals included: N/A I Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Arrive in Hanoi (Noi Bai airport), you will be welcomed and transferred to your hotel in downtown Hanoi for check-in (hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in). The rest of the day is at your leisure to explore the tree-lined boulevards, French Indochinese architecture and tranquil lakes of this unique city.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
 

DAY 2: HANOI  – HALONG BAY, THE WORLD HERITAGE – OVERNIGHT ON BOARD  (B, L, D)
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner I Accommodation: Overnight on boat 

Halong Bay is listed by UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage and voted as a Wonder of Nature by the New7Wonders Foundation. You will have a night staying in this world famous bay.

08h00: You will be picked up from your hotel lobby for a 3hr 30min drive to Halong Bay including a 20-minutes stop on the way. Arrive at your jetty in Halong City towards noon and proceed with check-in formalities. After your welcome onboard, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself passing by impressive rock formations with unusual names and shapes.

In the afternoon, enjoy some visits and/or activities (depending on each boat’s itinerary - you may visit a beautiful cave, have some swimming at a beautiful beach or do kayakingor just spend some time relaxing on board. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board.
Stay overnight on board.

DAY 3: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch | Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands, a sight not to be missed! Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to visit a wonderful cave in Halong Bay.
Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy a light lunch before heading back to shore. Your driver will then meet you at the Halong jetty for your drive back to Hanoi.

16h30 - 17h00: Arrive in Hanoi. Rest of the day is free at your leisure.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.

Optional Tour (additional cost applies): 

Hanoi Street food tour (3 hour duration - Dinner included) 

Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the evening and appreciate the local lifestyles as you wind through Hanoi’s streets. You will have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as: banh my, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more. 
 
DAY 4: HANOI CITY TOUR – FLIGHT TO DA NANG – HOI AN (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch | Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

This morning, we take a city tour of Hanoi and will explore attractions such as the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda) and Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam.

Then transfer to Hanoi airport for short flight to Danang (1h20min duration). Arrival and transfer to Hoi An charming historic town, a UNESCO World Heritage listed town. As an important trading route during the 15th to 19th centuries, Hoi An is now a unique blend of culture, cuisine and architecture. 

Rest of the day is at your leisure to wander through the town or relax at one of the many cafés along the picturesque Thu Bon River. 
Stay overnight in Hoi An.
 

DAY 5: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)

Meals included: Breakfast | Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An
 
The day is left free to relax in this beautiful area. You could take a taxi or make the easy five-kilometre bicycle ride through the rice paddies and shrimp ponds to Cua Dai beach.
Alternatively Hoi An is one of the best places to shop for souvenirs, especially if you’re looking for t-shirts, paintings or ceramics. For those interested in getting clothes tailored, this is definitely the place to shop.
Another good idea is to take a boat trip out to a village specialising in ceramics and boat-building or visit the local farm in Tra Que Village and have a local home cooked meal including a “banh xeo” a specialty savoury (optional – please contact us directly for tour options).
Stay overnight in Hoi An.

Optional Tour: We would like to introdue some tour options to explore the beauty and charm of Hoi An. You can choose one of below options:

Option 1Discover 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 44 USD/ person (for a group of 2 persons. The bigger the group, the bigger the saving)

Option 2Hoi An Countryside by Jeep and Sunset Cruise on Thu Bon River (15h30-19h00)
Take a journey through picturesque countryside to reach lesser known parts of Hoi An city you will explore the local village and enjoy buffalo riding. Then cruise through the river, witness the river culture, local farming and the other daily activities of the local people. Enjoy our delicious freshly prepared foods on boat and it’s the time for paper lanterns with small lanterns inside twinkle.

Price from 67 USD/person (for a group of 2 persons. The bigger the group, the bigger the saving)

Option 3Countryside And Cooking – Hoi An Bike Tour (8h15-16h00)
Your gentle cycle tour takes you on the short but beautiful ride through lush farm land, rice fields and small villages to Tra Que  Village. Visit local villagers and see how they use their surrounding resources to craft a living using age old methods. Get on Coracle boat for a journey through the untouched waterways, fringed by river coconut palms.
At Tra Que you will enjoy the village tour to nurseries and herb gardens. Get to know the villagers’ daily working routines, like raking the ground, sowing, watering and picking greens and many more gardening activities. Relax and enjoy a traditional herbal foot massage in the garden before joining a cookery class hosted by the local family.

Price from 67 USD/person (for a group of 2 persons. The bigger the group, the bigger the saving)

Option 4My Son Sanctuary - Countryside Vespa Tour (07h30-14h30)

Riding pillion on a classic vintage Vespa motorbike to the UNESCO site of My Son. Taking back roads and country laneways passing small villages this tour brings you closer to rural Vietnam on this journey to the ancient site of My Son.

Price from 85 USD/person (for a group of 2 persons. The bigger the group, the bigger the saving)
 

DAY 6: HOI AN FREE DAY (B)

Meals included: Breakfast | Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An

Free day at leisure – continue exploring the Ancient Quarter or head to the beach/swimming pool for relaxing.

Stay overnight in Hoi An.
 

DAY 7: HOI AN – DANANG – FLIGHT TO HO CHI MINH CITY – HALF DAY CITY TOUR (B)

Meals included: Breakfast | Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

This morning, transfer to Danang airport (30km from Hoi An) for the short flight to dynamic Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by the locals (1h20min duration). Upon arrival you will be picked up and transferred through the city to your hotel for check-in. The busy city of Saigon, used to be the capital of South Vietnam, is the biggest commercial and cultural centre of Vietnam. 

In the afternoon embark on a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with the first visit 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. Continue to the War Remnants Museum where exhibition halls display imagery of both the French and ‘American’ wars.
Our last stop would be at Ben Thanh Market where an incredible display of fresh produce is offered. Simply stroll through the market seeing and enjoying the variety of goods for sale.
Return your hotel. Evening is at leisure.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
 

DAY 8: HALF DAY TOUR TO CU CHI TUNNELS – HO CHI MINH CITY (B)

Meals included: Breakfast | Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh City

Morning or afternoon departure depend on your request.

You will be picked up from your hotel and depart Ho Chi Minh City for the drive to Cu Chi district. Leaving the city behind, the scenery changes to views of rice paddies, villagers drying noodles by the side of the road and other scenes typical to southern Vietnam.
Arrive and start the visit of the famous Cu Chi Tunnels which consist of an incredible underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters (Viet Cong) during both the French and American wars. Start the visit with the Ben Dinh or Ben Duoc sections of the tunnel. Here you can imagine what it was like to be a guerrilla complete with Russian Carbine rifles and AK 47’s on display.

Break time for relax or time for those who want to try the real shooting gun (your own expense).
Journey back to Ho Chi Minh City. Rest of the day is at your leisure.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Optional Tour: You can join our group tour to Cu Chi Tunnels by boat. Deprture time at 8:00 AM or 12:00 PM (Approximately 5-6 hours). Lunch is included (for afternoon tour lunch will be served before cruising to Cu Chi tunnels). Surcharge 46 USD/person will be applied.
 

DAY 9: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA (BEN TRE) – HO CHI MINH CITY (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch | Accommodation: Hotel in Ho Chi Minh

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. 
Travel to Ben Tre to discover the unique lifestyle of inhabitants living along the Mekong Delta. Board your cruise on Ben Tre River (one of the tributaries of Mekong River) before stopping at brickworks to see how bricks are made in traditional style by printing and baking. Next, visit a coconut processing workshop located along the canal. Turn on natural scissors creeks where they look smaller and smaller which will lead to a local village. Walk to a family workshop to observe sleep mats being made while enjoying some fruits and tea. Then you’ll take a motor cart or cycle under shady trees, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains all while getting a feel for the life and tropical culture from Peasants.
Lunch is served at a riverside restaurant.

In the afternoon, you’ll take a row-boat along water palm creek and then boat back to Hung Vuong Pier, where your transport is waiting back to Ho Chi Minh City. Arrive at your hotel around 17h00. Evening is at leisure.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
 

DAY 10: HO CHI MINH CITY – FLIGHT TO SIEM REAP, CAMODIA (B)

Meals included: Breakfast | Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Today you will be transported to Ho Chi Minh City airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. On arrival at Siem Riep airport, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap. 
 

DAY 11: SIEM REAP TOUR (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch | Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Start your sightseeing tour of Angkor area. We spend a full day exploring the wondrous ancient ruins with the South Gate of Angkor Thom, which is famous for its series of colossal human faces carved in stone, the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal EnclosurePhimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, the Terrace of the Leper King and the largest as well as the most complete temple of Angkor Wat.This architectural masterpiece was constructed in the 12th century and covers an area of about 210 hectares. We stroll around this massive edifice, seeing the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple and the jungle covered temple of Ta Prohm is an incredible sight. There are enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers which embrace themselves in the stone foundations of the structure giving the impression of man's creation being reclaimed by the powerful forces of nature.
Early this evening, we will take the Tuk Tuk (the most common taxi in Cambodia) to cruise around the Siem Reap town and for a blessing ceremony by Buddhist monks for happiness, prosperity and safety for your journey.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
 

DAY 12: SIEM REAP TOUR (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch | Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap

Heading out of town we make our way by traveling on a newly paved road to the intricately carved and well preserved temple of Banteay Srei. Along the way we make stopover at the Preah Dark village and we follow these with a visit the Banteay Samre Temple adorned with impressive relief’s depicting scenes of Vishunu as well as Krishna legends. Then continue to visit Roluos Group. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned 877-89. Preah KO erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century dedicated by the King to his ancestors in 880. Bakong the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples, with his active Buddhist monastery just to the north of the east entrance. Lolei built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir (now rice fields) by Yasovarman I, the founder to the first city at Angkor.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
 

DAY 13: SIEM REAP – FLIGHT TO PHNOM PENH (B)

Meals included: Breakfast | Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Today we visit the floating village of Chong Khneas, located 10 kilometers south of Siem Reap. Take a boat trip in a traditional wooden boat on the Tonle Sap Lake, the "Great Lake" of Cambodia, one of the largest in Asia. We spend the rest of time visiting the "Chantiers Ecoles - Les Artisans d'Angkor" which provides training to young Cambodians in an effort to revive the ancient Khmer traditions of stone carving and wood sculpting. 
Return to your hotel and free at leisure until transfer to the airport for one hour flight to Phnom Penh

Upon arrival at Phnom Penh airport, you will be picked up and transfered to the hotel for check in. Free and easy. 
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
 

DAY 14: PHNOM PENH TOUR (B, L)

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch | Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh

Heading out of town we visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious 'Killing Fields' of Choeung Ek, which will give us a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. We have time this afternoon, exploring Psar Toul Tom Pong, also called theRussian Market", where anything and everything is for sales.
Afternoon, visit Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and 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. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. We will also visit Wat Phnom Temple, Phnom Penh's namesake, from where you can enjoy views over the tree-lined avenues of Phnom Penh during sunset.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
 

DAY 15: PHNOM PENH DEPARTURE (B)

Meals included: Breakfast | Accommodation: N/A

Free at leisure for last minute sight-seeing or shopping until your transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

If hotel and other travel arrangements are required, please contact us.

TOUR PRICES: Available upon Request
Rates vary frequently. Please contact us to get the best possible price based upon your travel period, your group size and specific touring needs.

*** Price shown is "from" price and is on a shared basis of 3 star accommodation for a group of 2 people. 

Our services include:
– Full transportation by private air conditioned vehicle as tour program indicated (shared bus of 2 day Halong tour).
– All entrance fees as mentioned in the program.
– Boat trips as stated in above sights (shared boat of 2 day Halong tour).
– All excursion trips and activities as tour program indicated.
– Local English-speaking guides (for other languages supplements apply).
– Meals as stated in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
– Tuk Tuk ride in Siem Reap.
– Accommodation in shared twin or double bedded room with air-condition and private bathroom.
– Mineral water served on trip (2 bottles of 500ml/person/day).

Our services exclude:
– Visa for Vietnam and Cambodia.
– All international airfares and internal airfares within Vietnam and Cambodia.
– Optional tours.
– Surcharges for other language guides.
– Personal travel insurance.
– Personal expenditure, such as drinks, souvenirs, laundry, camera fees, communications, postage, gratuities etc…
– Meals and services other than mentioned in the program.
– Drinks with meals.
– Early check-in and late check-out at hotels, if not mentioned in the program.

NOTES ON OUR PRICES:
– Price shown is based on private tour and two people travelling together and sharing a room at 3 star accommodation. Single supplement applies to solo travellers who occupy a single room.

List of 3 star accommodation included in the price:
– Hanoi: Imperial Hanoi Hotel, Deluxe room with City View;
– Halong Bay: Calypso Cruiser (12 cabins), Deluxe cabin with Sea View;
– Hoi An: Eem Hotel Hoi An, Deluxe room with City View or Hoian Central Hotel, Deluxe room with City View;
– Ho Chi Minh City: Cititel Central Saigon, Deluxe room with City View.
– Siem Reap: 
Hari Residense & Spa, Deluxe room.
– Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Katari Hotel, Superior room.

– Prices may vary according to your travel time and are higher in the high season, e.g. Christmas period (Dec 24-26), New Year period (Dec 31-Jan 02).
– For additional hotel night cost to the packages, please contact us for the rates.
– Listed hotels/cruise subject to change to others of similar standard if fully booked.
– Upgrades available to stay at 4 or 5-star hotels, please contact us for more details. Additional costs will be applied.
– Internal flights within Vietnam and Cambodia can be arranged upon request (subject to availability at the time of final confirmation).
– This private escorted tour is customized for you, your family or your friends exclusively. No other travelers will join in your group.
– This tour package can be fully customizable to fit your travel plan. You can also disregard full package tours and choose whatever travel items you need or a mix of private and group tours to minimize the cost. We can quote the tours you really want. Usually travel insurance is not covered in our quotations.
– Child definition: from age of 3 to 9 Years (usually enjoying 10%-20% discount. Contact us for the actual discount for your case). 10 Years old and above will be charged as Adult Price.
– All tours & transfers are all based in English Speaking local guides. For other languages, please contact us for new quotations.
– Itinerary Change to the confirmed itinerary may happen because of traffic, weather, or any other conditions not under our control such as war, strike, fire, acts of government, riot, etc. We will do our best to make sure that all the travel will be similar. Go Viet Travel can substitute the itinerary upon your agreement.
– Transportation and Restaurants: The cars, vans or coaches for the land transportation should be in good shape with air conditioner. All restaurants should be tidy and clean.



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