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Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Small Group Tour

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

The perfect introduction to two fascinating countries

This tour is inspired by the many sights, sounds and flavours of these wonderful countries. Visit the sparkling turquoise waters of Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the northern capital Hanoi visit the lively Old Quarter and the impressive Presidential Palace. Discover Hue, once Vietnam’s Imperial capital, and the delightful ancient town of Hoi An. Explore the colonial architecture of Ho Chi Minh City, and the fascinating markets and daily life on the Mekong Delta. Cross the border into Cambodia for the world famous Angkor Temples in Siem Reap and the old world charms of capital city Phnom Penh.

Perfume River & Thien Mu Pagoda Hue Vietnam

Locations you will be visiting

  • Hanoi West Lake vietnam

    Hanoi, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Hanoi with this handy destination guide.

    3 Days

  • Titop peak view halong bay vietnam

    Halong Bay, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Halong Bay with this handy destination guide.

    1 Day

  • Hue Cruise Perfume River vietnam

    Hue, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Hue with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

  • boats river sunset Hoi An Vietnam

    Hoi An, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Hoi An with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

  • spring ho chi minh city vietnam

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for Ho Chi Minh City with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

  • Mekong River Daily Life vietnam

    Mekong Delta, Vietnam

    Discover the sights and traditions for the Mekong Delta with this handy destination guide.

    1 Day

  • Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Discover the sights and traditions for Phnom Penh with this handy destination guide.

    2 Days

  • monk by temple siem reap cambodia

    Siem Reap, Cambodia

    Discover the sights and traditions for Siem Reap with this handy destination guide.

    3 Days

YOUR TOUR ITINERARY

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

16 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 Fly to Hanoi

Take a scheduled flight from the UK to Hanoi.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be met by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. Rest of the day is at your leisure.

DAY 3 Hanoi City Tour

Experience the rich culture of Hanoi. Spend time at the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and the Presidential Palace. Visit the Vietnam History Museum and the Hanoi Opera House. Stroll around the Old Quarter and end the day by watching a performance of a traditional Water Puppet Show.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Halong Bay

In the morning, journey through the rich farmlands passing workers in the rice fields. Arrive in Halong City and board the traditional wooden junk boat for your overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay cruising past beautiful rock formations. Visit the Surprise Cave and enjoy swimming or hiking on Titov Island. Optional activities include a cookery class, massage, kayaking and swimming.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Cruise
DAY 5 Hanoi to Hue

Start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck before breakfast, then explore the Luon Cave and enjoy a tasty brunch as the boat winds through the limestone rocks. Disembark and take the shuttle bus back to Hanoi, where you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local tour guide and transferred to the Hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Transport: Cruise, Airplane
DAY 6 Hue

Hue was once Vietnam’s imperial capital and today you can experience its historic significance first hand. Cruise along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, visit the Citadel and ornate tombs of former emperors, and experience a local market.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7 Hue to Hoi An

After breakfast, transfer to Hoi An. On the way visit Marble Mountain, then take a three- hour drive that will take you through stunning rural and coastal landscapes, including the dramatic Hai Van Pass. Upon arrival, check in hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 8 Hoi An

Day at leisure to discover the ancient town of Hoi An. Your options include a cooking class or cycle ride to the local beach.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9 Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City

This morning is free until transfer you to Danang Airport. Take scheduled flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 10 Ho Chi Minh City Tour and Cu Chi Tunnels

This morning, explore the network of underground tunnels at Cu Chi, on the city’s outskirts. Experience the very best of Ho Chi Minh on a half day city tour. Soak up the history of Dong Khoi Street on a walking tour and visit the Reunification Palace which was originally built by the French in 1868 and the poign-ant War Remnants Museum.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11 Mekong Delta Day Cruise

This morning travel from Ho Chi Minh City to the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in Ben Tre, you will enjoy a boat ride on the Mekong River to explore the highlights of the Delta. Enjoy a stop at a brickwork factory to see how bricks are made in the traditional method. Afterwards visit a coconut processing workshop located alongside the river then stop and take a short walk to a family workshop run by women making sleep mats. Here you may enjoy some local fruits and tea and chat with local people
to learn more about their rural life on the delta. Afterwards take a motor cart ride past rice fields and vegetable plains. In the afternoon, take rowing boat along water palm creek. Transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 12 Fly to Phnom Penh

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Phnom Peah. Upon arrival, the guide will meet you and take you to the hotel to check in.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 13 Phnom Penh Day Tour

Starting at the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda where 5,000 silver tiles cover the floor, continue to the National Museum built in traditional Khmer style. In the afternoon tour Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields – a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime giving an insight into how the country has developed.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 14 Fly to SIem Reap

transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, the guide will meet you and take you to the hotel to check in. This afternoon, enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake at KAMPONG PHLUCK VILLAGE. This is thelargest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 15 Angkor Tour

Visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire. Enter the impressive South Gate flanked by stone elephants and giants. In the afternoon visit the famous Angkor Wat – the largest and best preserved temple at the site, and marvel at the spectacular sunset.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 16 Fly to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight back to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own - a popular extra on this tour is a trip to take a cooking class. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

  • Helicopter over Angkor Wat Cambodia
    Cambodia

    Cambodia: Helicopter Ride Over Angkor Wat

    Ride on a helicopter to enjoy the view of Angkor Wat form the air.

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  • Hoi An Central Market vietnam
    Vietnam

    Vietnam & Cambodia: Cookery Demonstrations and Classes

    Cooking classes can be arranged in both Vietnam and Cambodia.

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  • halong bay seaplane 4 vietnam
    Vietnam

    Vietnam: Sea Plane to Halong Bay

    Fly-over the scenic Halong Bay. A fantastic way to see the dramatic islands and limestone peaks of the bay.

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  • Cycling Hoi An vietnam
    Vietnam

    Vietnam: Cycling Around Hoi An

    Cycle around Hoi An and the local countryside to see the locals' daily life in the green rice field, villages and craft workshops.

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Sample Accommodation

4★ Tirant Hotel Hanoi

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5★ Syrena Cruises, Halong Bay

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4★ Romance Hotel, Hue

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4.5★ Royal Riverside Hotel & Spa, Hoi An

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4★ Lotus Central Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

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4★ Sun & Moon Urban Hotel, Phnom Penh

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4★ Saem Siem Reap Hotel, Siem Reap

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The deposit for these arrangements is £300 per person. Balance is due 12 weeks before departure.

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What's included:
  • International and domestic flights in economy class
  • 4★ accommodation on twin share basis
  • Transfers
  • English speaking guides
  • Meals as specified
  • Entrance fees to the sites listed
  • Airport taxes
  • Local tips
  • Personal spending
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

When making an enquiry or reservation we will request your contact details, however no payment will be required at this stage. We will contact you for payment details and to confirm your booking, your details and the details of those travelling with you along with any extras you’d like to add.

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