Stir the senses and capture memories as you become immersed in the diversity and delight of culture, history, people and food exploring the best of South East Asia.

Gain memorable insight into the history, culture, people, and food of Cambodia and Vietnam with this well-paced 8 day tour taking in Siem Reap, Hanoi and Halong Bay. Be prepared to be absorbed, whether your interest is in the architecture and wisdom of ancient cultures, enduring traditions of local life, food and markets, or the natural beauty of the evocative landscapes. A compact, yet comfortably paced tour that includes all in country transfers, 7 nights hotel/onboard accommodation, economy class flights, daily buffet breakfast, Halong Bay cruise, English-speaking guide with driver transport, and airport transfers, you’ll be wonder why you didn’t book sooner.


  • On arrival at the airport in Siem Reap, 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

  • After breakfast you will be met by your guide and transferred to the south gate of Angkor Thom, entrance to the once great capital of the Khmer Empire. This massive historical site encompasses series of significant structures, including the Bayon Temple, famed for its contemplative and vivid carvings, Elephant Terrace, a giant platform for Angkor’s King to view his army returning from battle, Preah Khan and Ta Prohm Temple, a famous location in the film Tomb Raider. After lunch, continue your exploration at the world-renowned Angkor Wat Temple, a UNESCO World Heritage site, considered the largest and best-preserved religious monument in the world. 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


    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. Traveling on, arrive at the Wat Thmei, Killing Field, featuring a unique glass-walled stupa containing the bones of victims of the Khmer Rouge. Some of the bones were recovered from a nearby well while others are the remains of soldiers who died on a nearby battlefield.

    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.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Enjoy free time to relax or wander before leaving for the airport to take your flight to Hanoi. On arrival, you will be greeted by your local guide who will assist with your hotel check in. Afterwards take a walk through Hanoi’s Old Quarter street markets with a local guide who will share their passion for food, allowing you to discover the exotic flavors of Vietnam with fellow food-lovers. Sample fruit, hawker street food and local specialties like pork crepes. Visit Hanoi’s largest covered market, Dong Xuan, where you’ll enjoy a personalized experience of Hanoi’s best street food areas and taste local flavors.

    Meals included: Breakfast

  • Commence your day with leisure time on Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later, visit Ho Chi Minh’s House on Stilts and the nearby One Pillar Pagoda and Temple of Literature, a Confucius center and the first university in Vietnam. After lunch proceed to Hoa Lo Prison (called Hanoi Hilton by American POW soldiers), followed by the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology, where you’ll learn about the 54 ethnic groups of Vietnam as depicted in 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: The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Fridays and Mondays (most museums are closed Mondays). Your guide may adjust the itinerary accordingly.

  • Over the next day and a half immerse yourself in an enriching Halong Bay cruise. Start with a three hour scenic drive from Hanoi to the World Heritage site of Halong Bay, where you’ll be impressed by the 1,650 limestone karst islands rising from the sea. Relax and take in the passing scenery where you’ll observe traditional sampans and junks moving across the glittering water, grottos, thick forests, and hidden coves. Check in for the cruise at midday to enjoy a buffet lunch. Sail out on the open water and take advantage of optional activities like kayaking, swimming and diving to add more fun to 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


  • 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 Siem Reap/Hanoi, Halong Bay cruise
  • Transfers: land transfer with drivers as specified
  • Travel Agency Liability Insurance during the tour
  • Government taxes and fees.
  • International flights to Siem Reap 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 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 itinerarydue 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.
  • Optional tours to Thailand, Laos, Myanmar and other destinations are also available.
  • Stays at entering and exiting cities (Siem Reap 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 (Siem Reap and Hanoi) can be extended.
  • Prices based on Twin Occupancy
  • 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.)
  • The maximum number of passengers in a small group tour is 12 people.

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      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

      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 the next time we vacation in Asia.

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      Gareth & Lynda

      Far Better Than I Expected

      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.
      Again many thanks to you and your team for an amazing fortnight touring Vietnam.

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      This is not the first time I visited China with, 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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