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Vietnam Discovery Trip Vietnam Cambodia

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On this fourteen day trip, you will discover the wonders of Ha Long Bay, Hue and the picturesque port town of Hoi An, a favorite by many travelers. Also on the tour is the lush Mekong Delta, the amazing Cu Chi tunnels and vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). After leaving HCMC, you will fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia to discover the marvel of the Angkor Complex, including Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, ...

On this fourteen day trip, you will discover the wonders of Ha Long Bay, Hue and the picturesque port town of Hoi An, a favorite by many travelers. Also on the tour is the lush Mekong Delta, the amazing Cu Chi tunnels and vibrant Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon). After leaving HCMC, you will fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia to discover the marvel of the Angkor Complex, including Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, Bayon, Banteray Srei and countless other masterpieces of Khmer architecture. The trip would not be complete without a boat cruise on Tonle Sap Lake.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Seaside
    Seaside
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Countryside
    Countryside

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival at Hanoi's Noi Bai International Airport, you will be greeted by your guide and transferred to your hotel. This is Vietnam's capital and we celebrated its anniversary of 1,000 years in 2010. Historical emphasis on the arts and learning stipulates that buildings in Hanoi remain small, simple and in harmony with nature. You will have the afternoon at your leisure before an evening welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay in Hanoi.

Dinner included

Visited:
Hanoi
Accommodation
Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 2:  Hanoi Full Day City Tour with Cyclo

Today, You will visit Ho Chi Minh's complex, including the mausoleum of the nation's founder and leader. Here, large crowds gather to pay their respects to the man they simply call “Uncle Ho” as he spent his whole life fighting for our freedom. The Presidential Palace and Uncle Ho's wooden stilt house can also be seen here. One of the must-see places in the complex is the One Pillar pagoda dating back to the 11th century.

The next stop is the Temple of Literature, the site of Vietnam's oldest university and dedicated to one of the world's most famous scholars, Confucius. Inside the temple grounds, huge steles rest on the backs of even larger stone turtles (in Vietnam's culture, the turtle represents longevity). The stele recorded the names of the successful candidates who later became mandarins in the Emperor's court.  You also will  visit the Musuem of Ethnology  and Hoa Lo Prison where you will learn more about our people, culture and custom and our history. Then you will be taken in a 45 minutes cyclo tour to see Hanoi ‘s Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. You will then enjoy a water pupet show that one should not miss while visiting Hanoi. Overnight  in Hanoi.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
Hanoi
Accommodation
Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 3: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

After pick-up from your hotel, you will leave Hanoi by private car/van at 8:30 am, arriving at the jetty around 12:30 pm. You will be welcomed aboard and set sail through the bay while lunch is served. You will pass through the magical bay, where thousands of sculpted limestone islands rise from the waves like dragons' teeth. After lunch, you will take a short trek to a nearby summit for a panoramic view of the bay dotted with golden sails, and then go swimming on a quiet beach or sunbathing on the sundeck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Back on board, you can enjoy cocktails while watching the sunset. Later, you will unwind dinner before an overnight stay on the deluxe.

Brekfast, lunch and dinner included

Accommodation
Pelican Cruise (Ha Long)

Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Fly to Hue

Greet the day with a morning tai chi session, with an opportunity to view the sunrise over the bay. After breakfast, you will visit a beautiful limestone grotto and then go back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Checkout is at 11:45 am and the boat arrives at the harbor by noon for the drive back to Hanoi airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Hue.

​Brunch included

Accommodation
Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 5: Hue Ancient Capital

Rising up in this ancient land, you will have breakfast in the hotel before setting off for a romantic cruise on the Perfume River. Being the ancient capital, Hue is surrounded with ancient tombs of emperors past, and a visit to some of these tombs will be on the itinerary on that day. The charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda) will be the first stop of the day. Thien Mu Pagoda is considered the unofficial symbol of Hue, and the center of Buddhism in Central Vietnam. You will rejoin your car and drive to King Khai Dinh’s tombs.

Lunch at Tha Om restaurant. In the afternoon you will embark on a tour of Hue, including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the Phu Cam conical hat  village.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
Huế
Accommodation
Eldora Hue Hotel (Huế)

Day 6: Hue - Ancient town Hoi An

You will leave Hue for Hoi An, World Heritage recognized city. You will stop in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum and the handicraft villages at the foot of Marble Mountain. Once in Hoi An, you will check into your hotel and have some free time to explore before embark the half- day walking tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter, visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, the Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200-year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Following the tour, there will be free time for shopping, including visits to local tailors who can do custom made clothing very quickly. Then, you’ll take a break and have a peaceful evening stay.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
HuếHoi An
Accommodation
Hoian Silk Marina Resort & Spa (Hoi An)

Day 7: Farmer and Fishing Tour

This tour provides you with a close-up and intimate exposure to both the local farming and fishing communities. Accompanied by your tour guide, you will commence the day leisurely cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand, discovering all manners of photo opportunities - coming and visiting a beautiful organic vegetable village, watering and planting vegetables, hoeing a soil with local farmer, riding a water buffalo in a rice paddy field; seeing ducks swimming along the rice farm or farmers tending their crops. The photo opportunities are endless. You will experience as well the friendliness of the local people greeting you along the way. Later you will board our boat for a river cruise to meet and engage with local fishermen and enjoy a hands-on experience of traditional net fishing. You will also experience paddling the unique Vietnamese bamboo basket boat and the waterways of coconut palm paradise. This tour provides you with a cultural window into the ways of life of both our farming and fishing communities.

Breakfast and lunch included

Visited:
Hoi An
Accommodation
Hoian Silk Marina Resort & Spa (Hoi An)

Day 8: Hoi An - Danang - Saigon

After leaving Hoi An, you will drive to Danang Airport. From Danang, you will take the one-hour flight to Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), where you will be transferred directly to your centrally located hotel. You will embark on a city tour of Saigon, including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, the War Remnants Museum and bustling Ben Thanh Market. You will stay overnightin HCMC.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Hoi AnDanang Hoian, Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation
Night at Silverland Sakyo Hôtel & Spa (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 9: Ben Tre Day Trip

Ben Tre is the best option for a day trip to the Mekong Delta from Saigon, since it is only around 2 hours away, and 15 minutes from My Tho. However, this wonderful destination retains an authenticity which has been somewhat lessened in nearby My Tho. This picturesque and friendly Mekong Delta town has historically seen very few travelers, but the recent opening of a bridge connecting Ben Tre and My Tho has made it far easier for day trippers to visit from Saigon.

Our one day cruise excursion starts at 8:00 am from the lobby of your hotel in Saigon with a drive to Ben Tre. While there, you can take a walk along the waterfront, lined with French era shops and houses, and you’ll see plenty of coconuts being unloaded from boats for dispatch around the country. Then, jump on a boat for a couple of hours of cruising on the Mekong River. You will enjoy your delicious lunch at a local restaurant or on board. The excursion will end at around 4:00pm where the vehicle will await you for your transfer back to Saigon.

Breakfast and lunch incldued

Visited:
Bến Tre
Accommodation
Night at Silverland Sakyo Hôtel & Spa (Ho Chi Minh City)

Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnel – Fly to Siem Reap

Enjoy the breakfast at hotel then you will  be picked up for the tour to the Cu Chi tunnels. At its height, the tunnel system stretched over 250 kilometers, from Saigon to the Cambodian border, and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centers and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction giving the visitors a unique experience and a feel of what underground life during the U.S. Vietnam War must have been like. Then you will be transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, pick up then transfer to hotel. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Củ ChiSiem Riep
Accommodation
Saem Siem Reap (Siem Riep )

Day 11: Full Day Angkor Wat

Today you will embark on an elephant ride from the South Gate of Angkor Thom into the jungle to see famous Bayon Temple (unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara), Baphoun, the Elephant Terrace and Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, you will continue to visit fabulous Ta Prohm (embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers) Pre Rup, East Mebon, Krovan, Srah Srang, Banteay Srei and Ta Keo. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

Breakfast and lunch included

Accommodation
Saem Siem Reap (Siem Riep )

Day 12: Siem Reap Departure

You will board a boat on Tonle Sap Lake and cruise past floating villages, complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. You will also visit the school known as "Les Artisans d'Angkor" before transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure.

Breakfast included

Visited:
Siem Reap

Hanoi Hạ Long Bay Huế Hoi An Danang Hoian Saigon Ho Chi Minh City Bến Tre Củ Chi Siem Riep Angkor Wat Siem Reap

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,730 / 12 days
Excluding international flights
2 Pax4 PaxSingle Supplement
Price per person in Low Season$1,890$1,720$440
Price per person in High Season$1,840$1,670$410

Included in price:

  • Private door-to-door pick-up & drop-off services
  • All private transportation with guide
  • Accommodation shared in Double or Twin room with daily breakfast
  • All In-tour flights as per itinerary
  • Experienced English-speaking guide
  • Halong Bay cruise program with in-house guide on board
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets
  • Approval letter for Vietnam Visa
  • Tissues and water on coach
  • Services charges and government tax
  • Agent/Exclusive and personalized single customer service
  • 24/7 hotline support guaranteed

Not included in price:

  • International flights and departure taxes
  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Peak season surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinner on X-Mas and New Year if any
  • Vietnam visa, Cambodia Visa
  • Other services not mentioned above

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