Vietnam & Cambodia Tour

Cambodia, Vietnam

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Vietnam & Cambodia Tour

Vietnam and Cambodia are Southeast Asian countries with a common border along Southwest Vietnam. In North Vietnam, cruise through dramatic karst scenery around Halong Bay. Hue, seat of Nguyen Dynasty emperors, has the 19th-century Citadel, that encompasses the Imperial City, with palaces and shrines. The ancient town of Hoi An, is cut through with canals. Ho Chi Minh City (also known as Saigon) in southern Vietnam, is known for French colonial architecture and Cu Chi tunnels.

In Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the Royal Palace, with its classic Khmer roofs dominates the diminutive skyline. Within the palace compound is the extravagant Silver Pagoda, also known as Temple of the Emerald Buddha. Located just north of the Royal Palace, is the National Museum of Cambodia. In the town, Wat Phnom is set atop a 27m-high tree-covered knoll. In the country's northwest are the ruins of Angkor Wat, a massive stone temple complex built during the Khmer Empire.

And visit, Saigon, Hoi An, Halong, Hanoi, Siem Reap & Angkor Temples.

We Love
  • The tour includes your private English speaking guide and driver
  • Accommodation in shared twin room with air-condition (AC) and private bathroom
  • Meals as stated in the programme B= breakfast
  • Transfers and tours with local English guides (guides in other languages are on request and may be subject to supplements) in private air-conditioned vehicles
  • All entrance fees, boat fees and / or cyclo fees as mentioned in the programme
  • Bottled water and cold towels available on the vehicles
Need to Know
  • Your international airfare is not included. We can book your international and domestic flights.
  • When travelling in Asia things won't always be like they are in the West so it's best to come with an open mind. If you have some patience, you will find this is an unforgettable place with much to offer.
  • Most hotels in Laos and Cambodia accept credit cards and there are ATM machines in the country. However, cash is still king and credit cards something of a novelty item. Bring lots of money or hit the ATMs regularly.
  • You will require a visa to enter Laos. Please check with Laos Embassy for more details.

Vietnam & Cambodia Luxury Enjoy personalised private touring with your own guide and driver, and stay at the best luxury hotels in Vietnam and Cambodia.
Saigon, Hoi An, Halong, Hanoi, Siem Reap
(11 Days. Travel Any Day)

Day 1 – Arrive
Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) Meet and greet on arrival at Tan Son Nhat International Airport After a warm reception, our representative will escort you to your hotel for 2 nights stay.
Meals: Nil
Overnight at Park Hyatt Hotel.

Day 2 – Explore
Cu Chi Tunnels Your private tour starts with a drive to Cu Chi (70 km), an amazing complex of underground tunnels built first as a defence against the French, and later expanded during the American (Vietnam) war. Take a “thrilling” experience of crawling through this amazing system and later try your shooting skills on original AK47s and other guns from past war times (subject to a surcharge).

Return to Saigon and enjoy an afternoon tour of the city. After lunch, take a tour accompanied by your private guide to Visit the former Presidential Palace, which is now preserved as a museum, including the underground communications bunkers, headquarters for the Saigon Government during the Vietnam War. Continue to Notre Dame, an impressive neo-Romanesque cathedral in the centre of city, and Dong Khoi street, formerly the centre of haute couture in Saigon when it was known as Rue Catinat.
Meals: B
Overnight at Park Hyatt Hotel.

Day 3 – Cruise Cai Be & Floating Market
Cat Be Princess Transfer to Cai Be, a 2.5 hour drive from Ho Chi Minh City. Embark the Cai Be Princess, an exclusive river junk to explore the fascinating life on the Mekong River. You will cruise through small floating markets, stop for photo shoots and visit local villages enroute to learn their way of life. A delicious lunch will be served at Le Longanier, a superb Indochinese villa located in a lush tropical garden by the river.
Meals: B, L
Overnight at Park Hyatt Hotel.

Day 4 – Transfer Saigon - Danang
Hoi An Transfer to the airport for your flight to Danang. On arrival meet your private guide and tour the Cham sculpture museum in Danang that houses the largest and most impressive collection of Cham artefacts anywhere in the world, dating from the 4th to the 14th centuries. The Chams are descendents of the great kingdom of Champa and are known for their beautiful textiles and patterns.

Then explore the Marble Mountains and surrounding villages to discover the daily life of the local people. Enjoy the stunning countryside scenes that will simply mesmerise you. Transfer to Hoi An and check in.

Hoi An, is a UNESCO-listed riverfront town with colourful historic homes, charming cafes, and bustling silk and fish markets. In the afternoon, explore the beautiful backstreets and learn about the history of Hoi An. In the evening enjoy a sunset cruise on the river.
Meals: B
Overnight at Nam Hai Resort, One bedroom villa.

Day 5 – Transfer
Hanoi Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. Our representative will meet on arrival and escort you to your hotel.

This evening, transfer to the theatre where the ancient and unique art form of water puppetry is enacted. The puppets, 16 inches high, attached to a long bamboo pole are dipped in and out of the water by a person behind a rattan curtain. But how to manipulate these puppets is usually a family held secret passed over generations. Try if you can unravel the mystery.
Meals: B
Overnight at Sofitel Legend Metropole.

Day 6 – Transfer
Halong Bay Take a private transfer to Halong Bay and check-in the luxurious M/V Emeraude for an overnight cruise.  Few places anywhere rival the extreme natural beauty and serenity of Vietnam's Halong Bay. A noted Vietnamese poet and scholar described it as a "rock wonder in the sky". In modern times, it has been a backdrop for countless movies including the Oscar-winning French epic, Indochine.  Now, in the 21st century, it is universally acknowledged as an unmissable corner of Vietnam.

The cruise commences with and a lavish buffet lunch. Then weather permitting, visit the Sung Sot Cave (Cave of Surprises). Watch a Vietnamese cuisine demonstration will take place on the sundeck and attend a happy hour with complimentary canapés followed by an evening movie show. A scrumptious International buffet dinner is served at the restaurant.
Meals: B, L, D
Overnight at Emeraude Classic Cruise.

Day 7 – Explore & Transfer
Hanoi Wake up at sunrise and practice Tai Chi on the sun deck with one of the instructors or spend your morning swimming in the clear waters of the Halong Bay. After an energizing western breakfast, check out from M/V Emeraude and return to Hanoi. Rest of the day at leisure.
Meals: B
Overnight at Sofitel Legend Metropole.

Day 8 – Transfer
Siem Reap (Cambodia) Transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure.
Meals: B
Overnight at Sofitel Legend Metropole.

Day 9 – Explore
Angkor Wat With your private guide, begin your exploration of the Angkor temples with Angkor Thom, a former capital believed to have once housed a population of approximates one million people. We enter the complex from the South Gate, with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk. You will see the temples of Bayon, whose 54 towers are decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, along with Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.

After lunch, visit Angkor Wat, an enormous temple city built as a model of the Hindu universe in stone and comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Art historians consider it to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture. Its five towers symbolize Meru’s five peaks - the enclosed wall represents the mountains at the edge of the world and the surrounding moat, the ocean beyond. Stay at Angkor Wat until sunset.
Meals: B
Overnight at Sokha Angkor Hotel.

Day 10 – Explore The Surrounds
Angkor Wat In the morning visit the unique brick sculpture of Prasat Kravan, containing unique bas-reliefs of Vishnu and Lakshmi - the only example of brick bas-reliefs in the Angkor area. Continue to the Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation. Then to Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake) and the serene Preah Khan, an extensive monastic complex built as a monastery.

In the afternoon, visit Ta Prohm, a sprawling monastic complex, partially unrestored offering some of the best ‘tree-in-temple’ photo opportunities at Angkor. Flocks of noisy parrots flit from tree to tree adding to the jungle atmosphere. Then visit Banteay Kdei, the sprawling, largely unrestored monastic complex, the Eastern Mebon (guarded at its corner by stone figures of harnessed elephants, some of which are still in a reasonable state of preservation). Continue to Ta Keo, one of the first temples to be constructed wholly of sandstone. Towering but plainly decorated temple-mountain dedicated to Shiva, it was known in its time as ‘the mountain with golden peaks.’ Next, Srah Srang, (“The Royal Baths”), undoubtedly used in the past for ritual bathing, until sunset.
Meals: B
Overnight at Sokha Angkor Hotel.

Day 11 – Depart
Siem Reap Explore the local markets for your last minute shopping. Lunch at hotel and transfer to Siem Reap airport for your onward journey.
Meals: B

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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199

When to go The climate in Vietnam and Cambodia remains tropical. The best time to visit the region is in the months between November and mid-March. During these months the days are pleasant and the nights are chilly. Thereafter the temperature begins to rise and March to May gets very hot. The monsoon arrives in the month of April-May and peak in August but continues until mid-October. Travel is difficult during these months. Avoid travelling during March-April and August.

Getting There There are few direct flights from Europe to Vietnam’s three main international airports but these are steadily increasing over the years. The majority of visitors take indirect flights routed through Bangkok, Singapore or Hong Kong. It can be cheaper if you fly to Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur or Singapore or regular international carriers and from there take one of the low cost carriers to Vietnam.  

There are no direct flights to Cambodia from the UK, but good connections are available from major Asian destinations. You can fly with Thai Airways to Bangkok, Malaysian Airlines to Kuala Lumpur or British Airways via Hong Kong. From there you can take the budget airline Air Asia or Dragon Air. The total journey time, excluding transit, is about 15 hours.