If Vietnam and Cambodia have ever been on your travel bucket list, pack your bags for the ideal travel adventure and experience the highlights of Indochina.

If you’re time limited yet travel with a sense of adventure, this 13 day tour of Cambodia and Vietnam provides the opportunity to take in the cultural, historic, and natural highlights of these two distinctive countries. Offering a balance of scheduled tour activities and free time, you’ll appreciate the hospitality provided by knowledgeable local guides in every destination. Enjoy the flexibility of the tour itinerary, which caters to savvy travelers who are keen to experience of the very best of sites, history, culture, people and food of destinations in thriving Cambodia and Vietnam. You’ll gain an insight to the influences of each country on the other, while also learning about their respective history and traditions. Including 12 nights accommodation in a thoughtfully curated selection of four and five star hotels and bilingual local guides ready to share their country with you this is the ideal duration for visiting these two beautiful countries to make your next ravel memories.

Itinerary

  • On arrival at the airport in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, a dedicated tour guide will meet you outside the baggage claim area. An introduction to the city will be shared on the drive to your hotel, where your guide will assist with hotel check in, leaving you free to enjoy a leisurely first evening on your tour. You may like dinner at the hotel or ask your guide to recommend a local favorite.

    Meals included: None

  • Begin the day by visiting the extraordinary complex of the Royal Palace, featuring the Silver Pagoda. Admire the collection of over 14,000 pieces of art at the National Museum of Cambodia, followed by the commanding 14th century hilltop pagoda of Wat Phnom, after which the Cambodian capital was named, a perfect spot to capture the panoramic cityscape of Phnom Penh. Lastly, wrap up the day with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum and the Killing Fields, also known as Choeung Ek Memorial, the appalling reminders of the infamous Khmer Rouge regime. Afterwards you will be escorted to the airport for the heading Siem Reap. Upon arrival you would be transferred to the hotel to check in and take a short break.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Today you will be driven to the south gate of Angkor Thom, the entrance to the once-glorious capital of the Khmer Empire. This massive historical site encompasses a series of eminent structures, such as the Bayon Temple, famed for the multitude of serene and vivid carvings, Elephant Terrace, a giant reviewing stand for Angkor’s King to greet his victorious army, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm Temple, a famous location in the film Tomb Raider. After the lunch break, the trip continues to the world-renowned Angkor Wat Temple, the UNESCO World Heritage Site. While here you will be transferred to the Pre Rup Temple, acknowledged as one of the best spots in Angkor to catch an impressive sunset, weather permitting.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Notes:

    Dress Code: Revealing clothes, such as shorts and skirts above the knees and showing bare shoulders are prohibited in sacred places. Respectful dress is strongly recommended in Angkor.

    Smoking: Smoking inside the temple is prohibited at all times.

    Public holiday closures: The Bakan Tower (Central Tower) of Angkor Wat Temple is closed on Buddhist Sabbath Days (Buddhist religious days which occur four days each month. On these days, the tower cannot be climbed.

  • Commence the day with exploration of Kompong Khleang Floating Village, perhaps the most authentic of Cambodia’s floating villages of stilt houses built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap Lake. During the dry season when the lake is low, the buildings in the villages seem to soar atop their 6 meter stilts exposed by the lack of water. Villagers then move out onto the lake and build temporary stilted houses, returning in the wet season when water level rises again. Proceeding to Les Chantiers Ecoles Artisans D' Angkor, you will be able to observe a workshop that teaches the unique craft of wood and stone carving in the tradition and style of classic Cambodian artistry, before stopping at Wat Preah Prum Rath, the second oldest pagoda in Siem Reap. In the late afternoon you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival in Ho Chi Minh City in the evening, you are free to explore the city.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • After breakfast and a one and half hour drive, you will be presented with the challenging opportunity to explore the incredible underground Cu Chi Tunnel network, which was constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the long struggle for independence. The below-ground network providing living and restorative capability formed an essential part of their strategy for success. Some tunnels have been enlarged to accommodate visitors.

    Return to Ho Chi Minh City downtown to take a visit Ben Thanh Market where you can mix with the locals going about their daily lives while you check out the variety of goods on offer and sample some of the wares. A strong French colonial influence is evident at Notre Dame Cathedral and an amazing fusion of French and Vietnamese architecture within Saigon Central Post Office. Further remnants of French colonial architecture can be found strolling along Dong Khoi Street, now mixed with high rise and populated with designer shops, restaurants and entertainment. Afterwards, gain an overview of the spirit of the people and what they have overcome from the turbulent history of Vietnam on display at the War Remnants Museum, featuring artefacts and records of hostilities against French, Japanese and American incursions. Also of significance to the country’s history is the Independence Palace commemorating the declaration of independence and rejoining of the south with the north. Enjoy your free time after back to hotel.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • You will take to the water today, with a trip to the fertile, productive region of the Mekong River Delta to see and experience the rich, vibrant culture and picturesque landscape. Beginning with a drive to Cai Be, the day’s tour will take you on a boat ride to the colorful floating market. Meandering through the busy throng in your boat, you can see the local people trading from their vessels with travelers and other locals and perhaps buy some local produce or sample some of the dishes on offer. By afternoon, a traditional rowboat journey will take you deeper into the rich countryside, through narrow canals, to rest and experience peace among the natural surroundings. The cruise concludes mid-afternoon in the village of Vinh Long where your driver will meet you at the dock to take you back to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Enjoy your relaxing morning in Ho Chi Minh City before fly to Da Nang. Early afternoon, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, you will be met by our local guide and escorted to the hotel in Hoi An for check-in, after which your time is free to relax or explore.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Today, on a light excursion around the tiny town of Hoi An, you will be able to explore picturesque cultural sites such as the ancient Japanese Covered Bridge, Fukian Assembly Hall (Phuc Kien) and Cantonese Assembly Hall (Quan Cong Temple), and the Old House of Tan Ky, home of a former Vietnamese merchant. A boat ride on the Hoai River in the afternoon leads to Thanh Ha Pottery Village, where making pottery is still practiced in the traditional way and you can watch the locals at work. Pay a visit to the Precious Heritage Museum and see photographic work by Rehahn, a French photographer who shares his adventures in Vietnam. Tra Que Vegetable Village is a charming vegetable village which produces fresh leaves, vegetables and fruits for the local community. You may enjoy an opportunity a cooking class learning Hoi An culinary specialties. The evening is yours to explore charming Hoi An, taking in a highly recommended visit to the Hoi An night market.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Enjoy a relaxing morning in Hoi An, before fly to Hanoi. On route, you’ll have a chance to tour Da Nang, visiting Non Nuoc Beach, the Da Nang Museum of Cham Sculpture and the famous Marble Mountains. On route take in the spectacular view to the ocean from Hai Van Pass. Afterwards, you will be escorted to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi in the evening, you are free to explore the city.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • In the morning, spend some leisure time on Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later, visit Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilts, the nearby One Pillar Pagoda and Vietnam’s Confucius center and first university, the Temple of Literature. In the afternoon, proceed to Hoa Lo Prison (called the Hanoi Hilton by American POW soldiers), followed by the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, the best place to learn about Vietnam’s 54 ethnic groups from the rich collections of objects, photos, video tapes and cassettes. Pay a visit to a local craftsman’s house to learn how the water puppets are made and enjoy a unique water puppet show, a favorite experience for all visitors to Vietnam and a highlight of any Vietnam tour.

    Meals included: Breakfast

    Note: Please note the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays and most museums are closed on Mondays. Your guide may adjust the itinerary accordingly.

  • The next day and a half promises the enriching experience of a Halong Bay cruise, beginning with a 2.5-hour drive from Hanoi to the World Heritage site. Around 1,600 limestone karst islands dot the bay, traditional sampans and junks sail the glittering waters, grottos, thick forests, and hidden coves complete a movie-magical picture. Check-in for the cruise at midday, in time to be served a buffet lunch, before embarking on a memorable ocean adventure. Along the way a variety of optional activities like kayaking, swimming, diving can add to the fun of this trip.

    Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner

  • Continue your leisurely Halong Bay cruise today until brunch is finished (around 10:00am-10:30am). Disembark from the boat around 11:00am. Your guide and driver will meet you at the pier and return you to your hotel in Hanoi by mid-afternoon. You are then free to explore Hanoi for the remainder of the day.

    Meals included: Brunch

  • Enjoy a free morning before you are escorted to the airport for your return flight home.

    Meals included: Breakfast

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions:
  • Admission fees: to sightseeing spots and activities specified
  • Accommodation: hotels based on double/twin occupancy as specified
  • Meals: as specified in the itinerary
  • Tour guide: excellent private English-speaking guide
  • Transportation: Economy class flights between Phnom Penh/Siem Reap/Ho Chi Minh City/Da Nang/ Hanoi, Halong Bay Cruise
  • Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes and fees.
  Exclusions:
  • International flights to Phnom Penh and from Hanoi
  • Visa fees
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers and any expense of a personal nature
  • Our tour package does not include travel insurance. Please purchase travel insurance before your trip to provide for any unforeseen circumstances.

Important Information

Important information – PRIVATE TOUR
  • This is a private tour for your group of family or friends. No other travelers will join you. It's always available for your schedule!
  • Smart casual dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • Prices Based on Twin Occupancy
  • The prices shown above are not valid during China's Official Holidays (such as Christmas Holiday, New Year's Holiday, National Holiday or other festival occasions in each country etc.)
  • The tour guide may adjust the itinerary due to closure of the museums each Monday.
  • Any city not included in the existing tour package can be blended into as Private tour.
  • Entering and exiting Cambodia from Vietnam, Thailand and Laos are also available.
  • Stays at entering and exiting cities (Phnom Penh and Hanoi) can be extended.
Important information – FOR SMALL GROUP TOUR
  • This is a small group tour with fixed itinerary and guaranteed departures. You'll travel with other like-minded people.
  • Smart casual dress and comfortable walking shoes are recommended.
  • The tour guide may adjust the itinerary due to closure of the museums on each Monday Stays at entering and exiting cities (Phnom Penh and Hanoi) can be extended.
  • The prices shown above are not valid during Official Holidays (such as Christmas Holiday, New Year's Holiday, National Holiday or other festival occasions in each country etc.)
  • Prices based on Twin Occupancy
  • The maximum number of passengers in a small group tour is 12 people.

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      Betty C

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      Vietnam and Cambodia Tour

      Tour Route: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Siem Reap

      IndochinaEscapes, sister company of ChinaTours, was extremely helpful in putting together my trip to Vietnam with a stop in Siem Reap, Cambodia. Candy, my travel consultant, was always quick to respond and accommodate my requests. I had a very nice time, and everything went well. All the hotels were terrific; I especially love the first hotel in Hanoi. The location and staff are perfect. All the guides were very informative and were a great help in making the trip a good one.

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      Pat and Ann

      Trip to Vietnam and Cambodia

      Tour Route: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Can Tho, Siem Reap

      What a wonderful trip to Vietnam and Cambodia! Your tour guides and drivers were great and the hotels were wonderful. The whole vacation was planned perfectly for us and we really enjoyed flexibility and convenience of a private tour. Thanks to all of you who put this vacation together for us, we will definitely use Chinatours.com the next time we vacation in Asia.

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      Tour Route: Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta

      Firstly a big big thank you to you and your colleagues we had an amazing time and journey through Vietnam. We have returned with unforgettable experiences and memories hopefully when our photos are developed they will do justice to our trip.
      The hotels and itineraries were perfect and the tour guides and drivers, with the exception of our guide in Hanoi, excellent.
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      This is not the first time I visited China with Chinatours.com, I booked an indochina tour with them this time. I was travelling with my family with an 11 year old and as usual they just offered wonderful service. Our group had fun in the ancient capital city Beijing, panda-home Chengdu, Kunming and then extened to Thailand. All guides were wonderful, caring and knownageable. And our favorate part in Thailand is Elephant Camp in Chiang Mai. The elephants were quite talented and well trained. At the camp the program covers elephant show and riding, oxcart riding and bamboo rafting. All of these activities were fun and great experience for our 11 yearold. We also loved Thai food with all different kinds of curry tastes. And we are so lucky to meet the Thai's Watering Festival. Aha! come here at 13th April every year in Thailand and ready to get wet and have fun!

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      Tour Route: Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong Delta, Siem Reap, Hoi An, Hue, Halong Bay, Hanoi I have just returned from France after our trip to Vietnam.

      Firstly thank IndochinaEscapes for organizing it so well, it was exactly as we had arranged it. Having done the tour I can give you some feed back.
      HOTELS: They were all excellent with special comments for two hotels La Siesta Hanoi: great location, many amenities including private cinema room, extremely welcoming and helpful staff.
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      Tour Route: Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap, Bangkok, Ayutthaya

      I think the itinerary was really fabulous. Everything was already included so spent much less than other tours. Everything was well planned that you had enough free time and were still able to see all the sights at each place. It is also good that the tour guides tell you where to take the best photos. One guide gave me a beautiful lotus flower and one brought me a coconut to drink

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