Vietnam – Cambodia Vacation

15 Days | Cambodia, Vietnam
Classic Tours - Cruise

OVERVIEW

Hanoi, Sapa, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Saigon, Vinh Long, Chau Doc, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap

Discover this tour and enjoy seeing an exciting vacation through Vietnam and Cambodia. This 15-Day vacation combines the timeless charm of Vietnam and the mystical treasures of Angkor in Cambodia with a unique opportunity to experience the natural beauty and traditional lifestyle found throughout the Mekong Delta.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Absorb the French charm of Hanoi.
  • Explore and enjoy Halong Bay – the New Seven Natural Wonders of the World by a traditional Junk boat.
  • Trek through the tribe villages meeting 3 different hill tribes and discover the local life in Sapa.
  • Explore the imperial sites of Hue, former capital of the Nguyen Dynasty and the mausoleums of Emperor Tu Duc and Emperor Khai Dinh.
  • See the UNESCO World Heritage listed streets of Hoi An.
  • See the busy hustle and bustle of Saigon.
  • Take a peaceful boat trip on the spectacular Mekong River and experience the rural, riverbank life of the locals.
  • Visit the world’s largest Hindu temple – Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Welcome to the capital city Hanoi, Vietnam

Warmest welcome at Noi Bai Intel’ Airport, you will be met and transferred by FarEastvacation.com to the city center. Enjoy your free time until dinner at one of the finest local restaurant in Hanoi.

Meal: Dinner.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi City tour – Night train to Lao Cai

Discover this one-thousand-year-old capital city’s sites such as Ho Chi Minh mausoleum and his residential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature and Museum of Ethnology. Continue visiting West Lake and Tran Vu Pagoda before taking a rickshaw ride through the bustling Old Quarter streets. Complete the day by enjoying a fantastic traditional water puppet show. Proceed to Hanoi railway station in the late evening for night train to Lao Cai.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Overnight on night train.

Day 3: Lao Cai – Bac Ha Fair market / Coc Ly market – Sapa

Arrive at Lao Cai railway station in the early morning and depart for the highland town of Bac Ha on Sunday / Coc Ly market on Tuesday where you can wander through the district market. Afternoon, drive to Sapa town to explore its bustling market, and the colorful dresses of the ethnic people, tea and coffee shops as well as the local life in this mountain town on your own.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 4: Sapa – Trek to the tribe villages

After breakfast, start trekking along the vast valley covered with terraced fields to remote villages of hill tribe people. This is great opportunity to explore the local daily life, get to know their culture and meet the H’mong, Dzao, Dzay people who have preserved their unique culture and traditions.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Sapa.

Day 5: Sapa – Trek to the tribe villages – Night train back to Hanoi

Enjoy your breakfast then start visiting Suoi Ho village, the hospitable villages of the Black H’mong ethnic minority people of Ma Tra. Continue trekking to Ta Phin village meet the Red Dao people. Afterward, proceed to Lao Cai railway station in the late afternoon for night train to Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Overnight on night train.

Day 6: Hanoi – Halong Bay

Arrive at Hanoi railway station in the early morning. Have a short break before we journey Seven Natural Wonders of the World, Halong Bay. Arrive in Halong habour at noon, embark the traditional Vietnamese Junk boat to discover Halong Bay with Sung Sot “Surprising” Cave, one of the most beautiful and largest grottos of the Bay. Evening enjoy a delicious fresh seafood dinner and some activities on board.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Halong Bay Cruise.

Day 7: Halong – Hanoi – Hoi An

Wake up early to see the sunrise over the magnificent bay. Enjoy breakfast on Junk before visiting the beautiful islands and kayaking. Today, you will have brunch before disembarkation for the transfer to the airport for flight to Danang. On arrival at the airport, meets and transfer you to Hoi An Ancient town.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An

Enjoy a relaxing walk at Hoi An’s peaceful narrow streets to visit the 200 year-old Tam Ky house, Phuc Kien Pagoda, the former merchants’ houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colorful riverside market. In the afternoon, we return to hotel for relaxing and swimming at Cua Dai beach.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An – Hue

This morning, journey to Hue over Hai Van Tunnel. Arrive in Hue, visit the Imperial Citadel where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945 and Thien Mu Pagoda overlooking the Perfume River.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Hue.

Day 10: Hue – Saigon

Take a morning flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, explore this bustle city with its highlights such as Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral and the Post Office (all magnificent sights from the French colonial period). Finish the tour at the famous Ben Thanh Market, where you can purchase souvenirs for your beloved ones.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Saigon.

Day 11: Saigon – Mekong Delta (Cai Be – Vinh Long) – Chau Doc

Drive southward to the Cai Be – Vinh Long. Embark on boat to visit the Candy factory and orchard garden. Lunch is served in the ancient house. In the evening, drive across the Mekong Delta to Chau Doc – a small town in An Giang province near the border with Cambodia.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.
Accommodation: Hotel in Chau Doc.

Day 12: Chau Doc – Phnompenh

After early breakfast, embark on speed boat to Phnompenh. In the afternoon, we will visit the National Museum – a journey into ancient Khmer art and civilization and the Royal Palace, home to the royal family and the opulent silver pagoda.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Phnom Penh.

Day 13: Phnompenh – Siem Reap

Today, take an express motor craft to Siem Reap, across the Tonle Sap Lake, and upstream on the Tonle Sap River. In the afternoon, we will visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom: Bayon Temple, Baphuan, Elephant Terrace and Terrace of Leper King.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 14: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

This morning, explore some of Angkor’s most beautiful temples and visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom , the South Gate, Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue with the visit to the famous temple Angkor Wat and Bakheng Temple. Finish the day by enjoying a romantic sun set view form Bakheng hill.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 15: Siem Reap Departure. (Meal: Breakfast)

Today, you spend your last-minutes for shopping and relax until we take you to the airport for flight home. We hope you enjoyed your time in Vietnam and Cambodia and will be leaving this country with endless amounts of stories memories and captivating pictures of the entire vacation. End trip organized by FarEastVacation.com.

Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: N/A.

IMPORTANT

  • Accommodation in a shared twin/double room.
  • Board cruise in Halong Bay, Mekong Delta, Tonle Sap Lake.
  • Daily breakfast and all meals as the itinerary.
  • Vietnam Visa Approval Letter.
  • Expert English speaking tour guide (other language upon request).
  • Tropical fruits, tea mixed with bee’s honey in Mekong Delta.
  • Speed boat from Chau Doc – Phnompenh.
  • Water Puppet show.
  • Private transport with air-conditioning vehicle.
  • Entrance fees for sights visits.
  • Bottle water and Tissues.
  • Internal flights: Hanoi – Danang and Hue – Saigon.
  • International flights and departure airport taxes
  • Travel Insurance
  • Vietnam Visa stamp fee ($45 for single entry)
  • Cambodia Visa (20$ for single entry and 01 passport-sized photo)
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone…)
  • Surcharges for compulsory gala dinners during festive seasons
  • Peak season surcharges which will be advised at time of booking
  • Tipping for tour guides and driver.

TRAVEL NOTE:
Please be aware that flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel are all subject to availability and modifications outside of our control. When there are cancellations or delays, Far East Vacation will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement with the customer.

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