Vietnam & Cambodia Tour

Vietnam & Cambodia Tour

A truly magnificent private tour of Cambodia and Vietnam

Delve into Northern Vietnam to discover Hanoi and the famous Halong Bay before continuing along the Mekong River into Cambodia, passing through Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delt. Once in Cambodia, highlights include visiting the capital of Cambodia Phnom Penh, some fascinating small towns along the Tonle Sap Lake and Siem Reap with its fabulous temples

Tour highlights

  • Visit the capital, Hanoi
  • Cruise on Halong Bay
  • Cycle through local villages
  • See the colourful floating markets of Cai Rang
  • Visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery
  • Marvel at the temples of Angkor Wat
  • Take a trip on the Mekong river
  • Regional departures available

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Hanoi

Be welcomed at Hanoi Airport and transferred to your hotel for check in before hopping into a traditional cycle for a 60 minute tour of the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake area. Return to the hotel for an overnight stay.

Day 2

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Depart for Halong Bay in the morning, passing through the rice fields of the Red River Delta. Arrive at noon and board your beautiful wooden junk boat for a spectacular five-hour cruise of the bay. Enjoy the aquamarine waters and spectacular limestone formations as you visit a few of the most famous caves in the bay. Return to the pier to in the late afternoon and transfer back to Hanoi for an overnight stay.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Hanoi - Flight to Can Tho

Transfer to Hanoi Airport for your flight to Can Tho, where you'll be met and transferred to your hotel for check in. After a short rest, cycle through small roads and visit local villages to discover the lives of the locals, visiting a primary school, rice fields and a local house with a fruit orchard. Stay overnight at your hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 4

Can Tho - Chau Doc

Transfer to Ninh Kieu Quay and board a local boat for a cruise to the lively, colourful floating markets of Cai Rang selling mangos, bananas, mangosteens, star apples and sweetened longans. Be met at the end of the cruise and transfer to Chau Doc; spend the afternoon visiting Sam Mountain and the places of worship that makes this a famous pilgrimage destination. Overnight at your hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5

Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

In the morning, head to the border with Cambodia and complete custom formalities before driving to Phnom Penh through Takeo province. Have lunch at a local restaurant and stop to climb the steps to the hilltop Phnom Chisor Temple, dating back Angkorian times, for spectacular views. Tour the temple and interact with the locals who live at Phnom Chisor. Afterwards, visit a silk weaving village and Prasat Neang Khmau or 'Black Lady Temple'. Arrival in Phnom Penh at the end of the day and stay overnight in your hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Phnom Penh

Visit Cambodia’s capital city, of Phnom Penh, located at the confluence of the four arms of the Mekong. You’ll pay a visit to Wat Phnom, whrere many monkeys have taken residence, to learn more about the foundation of the city and the story of Madam Penh. This is followed by a trip to the National Museum and the Royal Palace; the latter houses the Silver Pagoda complete with a golden Buddha encrusted with diamonds and a Buddha featuring emeralds. Later, travel south to learn about the darkest period of Cambodia’s history, the regime of the Khmer Rouge. Visit the genocide museum of Tuol Sleng before returning to Phnom Penh to visit the Russian Market. Stay overnight at your hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7

Phnom Penh - Kompong Cham - Kompong Thom

In the morning, transfer to Kompong Cham where you'll visit the Han Chey Temple which is located on the hill by the side of the Mekong. Visit the colonial district of the city and the 12th century Wat Nokhor Temple before having lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Kompong Thom arriving late afternoon, where you'll stay overnight.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Kompong Thom - Kompong Kleang - Siem Reap

Leave early morning for a visit to a floating village on the way to Siem Reap. Missed by mass tourism, Kompong Khleang is one of the most remarkable villages in Cambodia with its stilt houses. Walk through the village to meet its people and cruise in a local boat along the. Return to Kompong Khleang and enjoy a picnic lunch at the home of a local family. Afterwards, transfer to Siem Reap to check into your hotel before enjoying the rest of the day at leisure. Stay overnight at your hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Angkor Wat – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm

Meet your guide in the morning to discover the marvellous temple of Angkor Wat built in the 12th century and a World Heritage Site with soaring towers and extraordinary bas reliefs. In the afternoon travel to Banteay Srei, a small pink sandstone temple before visiting the Ta Phrohm Monastery, nicknamed the ‘Jungle Temple’ thanks to the immense roots that have broken through the stonework. Spend the night at your hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10

Preah Khan – Neak Pean – Thommanon – Chau Say Tevoda - Angkor Thom

In the morning, travel by tuk-tuk to the northern end of Angkor to visit Preah Khan Temple, built by Jayavarman VII in 1191 in honour of his father and Neak Pean, the only island temple in the site. Continue your exploration, moving south, to see the 12th century Thommanon Temple before spending the afternoon visiting the Great City of Angkor Thom. Return to your hotel for the evening.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 11

Depart Siem Reap

Spend the day at your leisure until being transferred to the airport for your flight. 


Should you wish to extend your stay or add another exciting destination to this tour, please call one of our Asia travel experts.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

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Travel in 2017 7th April 2017 - 31st December 2017

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