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


Day 1

Arrival in Hanoi

Arrival and welcome at Hanoi Airport before transferring to your hotel for check in. The room is at your disposal from 13.30. Afterwards, climb into a traditional cyclo for a 60-minute tour of the traditional streets of the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake area. Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hanoi

Depart for Halong Bay in the morning, passing through the large 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. Lunch is served on board. 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. Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Hanoi - Flight to Can Tho

Transfer to Hanoi Airport for your flight to Can Tho. Upon arrival in Can Tho, you will be 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. Meals on your own account. Over night at the 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. You will be surprised by the huge variety of products sold at the market, from the well-known fruits like mangos and bananas, to the most exotic ones like mangosteens, star apples, or the sweetened longans and the very odorous durians. You will be met at the end of the cruise and transferred to Chau Doc. In the afternoon, visit Sam Mountain and the numerous places of worship that make Nui Sam a famous pilgrimage destination (including Ba Chau Xu Temple, Tay An Pagoda and the Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb). Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 5

Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

In the morning, transfer to the border with Cambodia and complete custom formalities. Then continue driving to Phnom Penh through the Takeo province. Have lunch at a local restaurant and stop to visit the hilltop Phnom Chisor Temple,dating back to the Angkorian times. The view from the top makes the climb of the hundreds of steps well worth it. Tour the temple and interact with the locals who live at Phnom Chisor. Afterwards, visit a silk weaving village and the Prasat Neang Khmau or the Black Lady Temple. Arrival in Phnom Penh at the end of the day. Dinner on your own account. Overnight in the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6

Phnom Penh

Visit the city of Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital situated at the confluence of the four arms of the Mekong. You’ll pay a visit to Wat Phnom, to know more about the foundation of the city and the story of Madam Penh. Many monkeys have taken this place for their residence. Follow this with a trip to the National Museum, a fascinating introduction to Angkor and a superb example of Khmer architecture. Officially inaugurated in 1920, the museum displays a range of sculptures from different periods of Cambodia’s history. Then visit the Royal Palace built in 1866 by King Norodom with a remarkable collection of Khmer art. Here, you’ll find the Silver Pagoda whose key works include a golden Buddha encrusted with 9584 diamonds and weighing 90 kgs, and a Buddha featuring emeralds and Baccarat crystal dating from the 17th century. Later, travel to the city’s south to understand 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 (Tuol Tumpoung). Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 7

Phnom Penh - Kompong Cham - Kompong Thom

In the morning, transfer to Kompong Cham. Upon arrival, you will visit the Han Chey Temple which is located on the hill by the side of the Mekong (Pre-Angkorian site). Visit the colonial district of the city and the Wat Nokhor Temple (12th century). Have lunch at a local restaurant. Continue to Kompong Thom and arrive late in the afternoon. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

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 because of the height of its stilt houses. You can walk in the village to meet its people. Then cruise in a local boat along the canals to further parts of the lake which are home to some displaced Vietnamese people. Return to Kompong Khleang and enjoy a picnic lunch at home with a village family. Afterwards, transfer to Siem Reap. Check into your hotel and enjoy some free time. Dinner on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast, Lunch

Day 9

Angkor Wat – Banteay Srei – Ta Prohm

Meet your guide this morning and discover the marvellous temple of Angkor Wat, the World Heritage Site whose soaring towers and extraordinary bas relief are not to be missed. The temple is considered one of the most amazing man made monuments in the world and was erected in the 12th century in honor of Vishnu. In the afternoon, travel to Banteay Srei where one of Khmer art’s most impressive jewels exists. Erected in the 10th century, this small pink sandstone temple whose name means “The Citadel of Women” contains some remarkable carved lintels in very good condition. On the way home, visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery (nicknamed the Jungle Temple) where immense roots have taken hold of the stones. Here you’ll find some splendid sculptured Devatas. Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 10

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

In the morning, leave by tuk-tuk for the northern end of Angkor to visit Preah Khan Temple, built by Jayavarman VII in 1191 in honour of his father who is represented as the saving god of Mayahan Buddhism. Of the same era, Neak Pean, the only island temple of Angkor, is also referred to as Nagas Entwined. The large central basin is linked with four smaller ones representing the four great rivers emerging from the earth’s four cardinal points. Continuing your exploration of Angkor, we move further south to encounter Thommanon Temple and Chau Say Tevoda Temple which date back to the 12th century. In the afternoon, visit the Great City of Angkor Thom, starting with the famous Bayon temple built in the 12th and 13th centuries and the 350m long Elephant Terrace used as a reviewing stand for public ceremonies. Meals on your own account. Evening at the hotel.

INCLUDES : Breakfast

Day 11

Depart Siem Reap

Spend the day at your leisure until the transfer to the airport for your flight. Your room is at your disposal until noon only. 

Should you wish to extend your stay or add another exciting destination to this Tour, please call one of our Indochina holiday travel specialists.

INCLUDES : Breakfast


Superior 1st June 2016 - 31st March 2017

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