17-Day Glance Tour Vietnam Cambodia
Spend 17 days discovering the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia. Commencing in Hanoi, your journey works from Northern to Southern Vietnam, ending in Cambodia. Experience the Mekong Delta and Cu Chi, visiting Hoi An, My Son, Hue, Hanoi and Siem Reap. Specially, cruising the picturesque waters of Halong Bay and the UNESCO World Heritage site of Angkor Wot.
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DAY 1: Arrive To Hanoi
On Arrival you will be welcomed by our Tour Guide before transferring to your hotel. After check-in you will have some free time to rest and then our Tour Guide will take you out for a Welcome Dinner or Lunch depending on your flight arrival. Overnight in Hanoi. Meals: Lunch or Dinner
DAY 2: Hanoi City Tour
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8am and then we will visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum and his former stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh museum, One Pillar Pagoda, the Temple of Literature, and the Museum of Ethnology.
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back a thousand years.
After lunch we will take a cyclo tour in Hanoi’s old quarter and experience traditional street life before watching Water Puppet show.
In the afternoon you have the option to visit museums such as the Hanoi Hilton or Hoa Lo Prison, the National Museum of Vietnamese History, the Vietnam Military History museum, and the Vietnam National Museum of Fine Arts. Our driver will drop you off at your Hanoi Hotel around 5pm. Overnight in Hanoi, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 3: Hanoi - Hill Tribe Villages Tour
Our driver and tour guide will pick you up from your hotel at 8am and transfer you to Hoa Binh. This province is home to Vietnamese minorities including the H'mong, Muong, Dzao and Thai. Next we will visit villages of Muong and Dzao and chat with the local people
After lunch we will visit the Ho Chi Minh Trail Museum and cruise on the Hoa Binh reservoir, before our driver transfers you back to your Hanoi hotel around 5pm. Overnight in Hanoi: Meals: breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Our cruise bus will collect you from your hotel in Hanoi and transfer you to Halong City. You will be taken on our excursion boat from the wharf and make your way out onto the bay to board our luxurious craft, Signature Cruise Halong Bay.
Once on board you will be greeted with a complimentary drink and meet the crew. Next we cruise the bay before enjoying a seafood lunch.
After lunch we set sail for Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, extraordinary limestone karst landscapes, Oan Lagoon, Teapot and Monster Head Islets. Next we will explore Vung Vieng fishing village by local rowing boats or kayaks and discover the interesting daily lives of its inhabitants. Signature Cruise Halong Bay will stay close to Hang Trong Islet for the evening.
In the afternoon we will have a Vietnamese cooking class with our expert chef before an a la carte dinner. Relax in the evening. Overnight on Signature Cruise Halong Bay. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5: Halong - Hanoi
In the morning head to the upper deck to participate in our daily Tai Chi sessions. Relax with an early morning cup of tea or coffee and enjoy a buffet breakfast on board. After breakfast we board the excursion boat for a side trip to Surprise Cave (Sung Sot). The 100 stair climb is well worth the extraordinary views this grotto worn over millions of years into a lime stone karst.
After that we will re-board the boat and check out of your cabin. After an early lunch and a last goodbye from our crew, you will board our excursion boat and head back to the wharf where you will be transferred back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi. Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 6: Hanoi - Hue
Today our driver will transfer you to Noi Bai airport for your short domestic flight to Hue. On your arrival at Hue airport our local driver tour guide and driver will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Hue. Meals Breakfast.
Day 7: Hue City Tour
Hue, Vietnam’s former Royal Capital, is a city that represents the outstanding demonstration of the power of the vanished Vietnamese feudal empire, including a complex of monuments, tombs and pagodas that attract tourists coming from all over the world
You will begin the day by boarding the Dragon boat to cruise along the Perfume River. Our first stop is the charming Lady Pagoda (Thien Mu Pagoda), before continuing on to visit King Khai Dinh’s Tomb and King Tu Duc’s Tomb.
After lunch at a local restaurant, we will visit Hue Imperial City, the home of Vietnam’s last royal Dynasty, then travel on to Dong Ba Market to see the daily life of local people. Our driver will drop you back at your hotel around 5PM. Overnight in Hue. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 8: Hue - Hoi An
Today you will travel to Hue by private car via Hai Van Pass. Hai Van Pass is located along the Hai Van mountain side, between Hue and Da Nang city. It is the highest and the most beautiful pass in Vietnam (about 500 meters above sea level), and it is the final mountain belonging to Truong Son. Hai Van Pass is also known as 'Cloud Pass' as one side is mountain and other is sea. Overnight in Hoi An. Meal: Breakfast
Day 9: Hue - Hoi An
This morning you will visit My Son. It was a capital and religious centre of Cham people, now remaining with red brick towers and sanctuaries which were built from the 7th to 13rd centuries.
We travel back to Hoi An for lunch and a short break before exploring the town of Hoi An, visiting the 400 year old Japanese Bridge, 300 years old Chinese temples and 200 year old Vietnamese former merchants’ houses. Overnight in Hoi An. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 10: Hoi An Free Day
Day at leisure. Overnight in Hoi An. Meal: breakfast
Day 11: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh
Today our driver will transfer you to Danang airport for your short domestic flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On your arrival to Ho Chi Minh airport our local driver and tour guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: breakfast
Day 12: Mekong Delta Day Tour
Today we travel to Cai Be at 7.30am. Cai Be is known as a wholesale floating market where wholesalers on big boats come to moor. Retail buyers often take smaller boats so they can easily manoeuvre around the markets. Above the wholesaler’s boats are tall wooden poles which display samples of what they are selling
Our next stop is to local workshops to see how rice paste, coconut candy and pop-rice, pop-corn made.
After that we will board the rowing boat that will take us deeper in to the countryside along the smaller canals. Here you will see the traditional houses made of wood & palm tree leaves as well as watch the local farmers fishing.
After lunch, we will visit the fruit garden and listen to the traditional music. We will then travel by bike along the village paths to see the local farms, houses. Around 3.30 pm we will cruise back to Vinh Long city where our driver will take you back to Ho Chi Minh City. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City. Meals: breakfast, Lunch
Day 13: Ho Chi Minh - Cu Chi Tunnels
Our tour guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel at 8am and we will depart for the Cu Chi Tunnels, enjoying a scenic drive through the picturesque villages. On arrival we will watch a short introductory video before exploring the Cu Chi Tunnels, the most famous battle grounds in the world. We will explore the complex tunnel system and view may craters left from B52 bombing raids. After that we can have a try firing real bullets at the shooting range or go souvenir shopping before your return transfer back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. Meals: Breakfast, lunch
Day 14: Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for a short international flight to Siem Reap.
On your arrival to Siem Reap airport our local driver and tour guide will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel. After check-in, you will have some free time to rest and then our Tour Guide will take you out for a dinner. Overnight in Siem Reap. Meals: Breakfast, Dinner
Day 15: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat Tour
After breakfast, we will visit the mystical Ta Prohm temple where ancient stones and massive tree roots engulf the ruins. The exploration will take approximately one hour, walking through this jungle temple. After that we journey into the ancient city of Angkor Thom to explore the treasures of this ancient walled city and visit to the mystical Bayon temple adorned with its smiling faces. We head further into the temple complex and visit Baphoun, a hill top pyramid-temple, consecrated to the God Shiva that just opened to the public recently after renovation. We also visit the Elephant and leper king terraces, the royal enclosure temple of Phimean Akas and the serene Preah Pithu groups of smaller temples. We will enjoy a walk along the ancient walls of this city and relax with a hot Cambodian style picnic lunch in a shaded area or alternatively we will have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, we head to the jewel of the Khmer Empire and visit the amazing Angkor Wat which was constructed to express the wealth and power of the Khmer Empire at the time. Come and dig out some secrets of Angkor with our experienced guide, reveal the stories and legends behind the sandstone carved bas-reliefs, gables and lintels. Stroll around this massive monument to admire the Khmer architectural masterpiece and engineering.
Later today, we will enjoy sunset time and stunning sightseeing of Tonle Sap Lake, Western Baray, Angkor Wat and dense jungle of Angkor Thom at the top of mountain temple of Phnom Bakheng. Overnight in Siem Reap. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 16: Meeting locals by Squad Bike & Exploring floating village Tour
This morning, we experience the countryside of Siem Reap by the Quad Bike. Driving on the flat terrain about three hours through the villages, we will see the Khmer traditional houses built on stilts, farming areas with crops of rice, vegetables, corn or tobacco as well as a Buddhist monastery…We can stop on the way and chat with local peoples, kids or monks. We may also see the cattle, ox carts, chickens, ducks or geese and much more wildlife.
In the afternoon, we travel to the eastern part of Siem Reap to visit the floating village of Kompong Phluk or Kompong Khleang. This village is a permanent community within the flood plain of the Lake, with an economy based on fishing and surrounded by flooded forest. The boat takes us through the floating village and then we stop at one of the local houses to witness how different life is between cultural countries. If time permits, we can explore this great ecosystem by canoe and hear the calls of the macaque monkeys and birds while observing the forest beneath the lake's surface. Overnight in Siem Reap. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
Day 17: Departure Home
Our driver will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your departure flight home. Meals: Breakfast
This Vietnam & Cambodia tour includes:
- Vietnam Visa,
- Economy class flights within Vietnam,
- Economy class International flight from Hanoi to Siem Reap,
- all touring in air-conditioned vehicles,
- all airport transfers in private air-conditioned vehicles,
- entrance fees at monuments,
- sightseeing as per itinerary,
- 1-night on-board the ultimate luxury 5* Era Cruise in Halong Bay
- All accommodation in 4-star plus hotels,
- Locally based professional driver & english speaking tour guides,
- Meals: 16 Breakfasts (B), 9 Lunches (L), 2 Dinners (D)
- Drinking water during the tour
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Price shown is per person, twin share
Room types: Superior
All bookings for Christmas or new Year, including Lunar New Year, will incur surcharge fees.
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