Overview

  • Explore Hanoi and its wonderful value of arts and architects
  • Take an amazing cruise on Halong Bay - one of seven new wonders of the world
  • Discover Hoian’s rustic countryside life as well as its beautiful old quarters. 
  • Blend in the vibrant life of the bustling Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Learn more about Vietnamese history at Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Join in a very interesting exploration to the mysterious Angkor temple complex 
Ancient Routes through Vietnam and Cambodia 11 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi Arrival

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Meals: N/A

When arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and move to the hotel for your check-in. You are at your leisure for the rest of the day. Meals at your own expense. Overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 2

Hanoi Sightseeing Full-Day

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Meals: Breakfast

Be ready as this day is for you to get to know the most genuine spots in Hanoi. Our first stop is the important architect in the heart of Vietnamese people - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. You will hear great stories about President Ho Chi Minh’s former life as well as his legacies at the Stilt House and the Presidential Palace from our tour guide. Up next, we will be heading to the Temple of Literature, which is known as the first university to be found in Vietnam.

Savor your lunch at your own expense at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, spend some time visiting Hanoi's Museum of Ethnology, where to observe a number of collections of artifacts from 54 distinct ethnic communities in Vietnam. Then, join in reproducing activities at the museum.

After that, make an exploration to the vibrant Old Quarter with hundreds of stores selling street food, clothings, furniture, souvenirs and more.

We will head back to the hotel in the late afternoon. Stay overnight at your hotel.
 

Day 3

Hanoi – Overnight Cruise on Halong Bay

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Breakfast at the hotel before traveling to another wonderful location today. The UNESCO-nominated Ha Long Bay is famous for its magnificent beauty with breathtaking natural scenes. 

En - route, enjoy the beautiful scenery of the vast rice paddies and great mountain ranges of Red River Delta. Then, you will get on board the Junk boat for an unforgettable cruise on the bay. Lunch will be served on board.

Afternoon is the time to visit some of the most interesting caves in Halong as they feature stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The ship will stop along the way for you to take a swim. Also you can choose kayaking to enjoy the view of this tropical paradise.

Our ship will dock on the Bay. Dinner will be served on board followed by many interesting activities.
 

Day 4

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Flight to Danang - Hoian

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Early risers can enjoy the tranquility of the morning and gentle sun beam lighting up the Bay. Savor your breakfast on board as the ship continues to sail to other lesser - known areas. After having your lunch served, you will be transferred on a shuttle bus to Hanoi. Then, a private care will take you to Noi Bai Airport for your upcoming flight to Danang (without guide).

When you arrive to Danang, continue moving to Hoi An ancient town. Dinner at your own expense. Overnight staying at the hotel in Hoi An.
 

Day 5

Eco Experience Through Nipa Palm Forest - City Tour

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Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Breakfast is served at the hotel. Get ready for an exciting market exploration this morning. Our guide will lead you to a local market in Hoian where many people and local stuffs gathers. This is a great opportunity for you to meet up with the natives and learn some useful tips to bargain.

Our next stop will be Bay Mau Nipa Palm Forest. Coracle will be our wonderful vehicle for this trip. As we glide through the luxuriant mangrove forest to contemplate its beauty, you can also see some worthy souvenirs made from palm leaves such as hats, rings and watches offered by the locals.

Next, we invite you to join in an interesting folk game called “bit mat dap nieu". Then, while waiting for the preparation of a cooking class, enjoy the relaxation with a nice cup of local tea. Moreover, the Chefs will present to you the culture of Vietnamese cuisine during his demonstration of cooking. You should make meals yourself and savor it as your own lunch.

Up next, a relaxing boat ride on Thu Bon river watching the routine of life and fishing movements of the locals in the countryside is waiting for you.

Come back to the hotel and the rest of the day is on your own. Dinner is at your expense. Overnight staying at the hotel in Hoian.

Day 6

Hoian - Flight to Ho Chi Minh

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Meals: Breakfast

Head back to Danang for your flight to Ho Chi Minh (without guide). When you arrive, your local guide will be waiting and ready to take you to the hotel.

Meals are at your own expense. One night is spent at the hotel.

Day 7

Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

In the morning, transfer by car to Cu Chi Tunnels - the massive network of 250 km in length tunnels. This is one of the most important shelters of the Vietnamese soldiers during the Vietnam War with living areas, communication routes and even hospitals and bunkers that have weapons and food inside. Visitors can also try to get into the tunnels to experience the harsh life that the people in the past have to face during the hard time.

Move back to Ho Chi Minh city center for lunch (at your own expense)

In the afternoon, join in an amazing tour around HCMC exploring the magnificent French architecture. Our visit will contains the Old Saigon post office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Opera House, Reunification Palace and Chinatown Cholon.

Dinner at your own expense. stay overnight at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh
 

Day 8

Mekong Delta Fullday – Flight to Siem Reap

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Meals: Breakfast

The whole day is for the visiting to the boisterous Mekong Delta. A trip from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre will take us about 2.5 - 3 hours. For a cruise on a tributary of Mekong river, Chet Say river, we embark the boat at Phong Nam wharf. During the trip, feast your eyes with the vibrant local life and the people’s traditional handicrafts such as coconut activated charcoal making, coconut processing for production, as well as mat weaving.

A nearby peaceful village can be explored as you choose to get in on “xe loi" (a special motorized tricycle) or hiring a bike to move around the village through the luxuriant trees and magnificent paddy fields. We will have lunch at a local house where tasty Vietnamese cuisine is served.

Before heading back to the wharf for your return to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a wonderful boat trip along a narrow canal. You will be transferred (without guided) to the airport for your upcoming flight to Siem Reap. When arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and move to the hotel for your check-in. Dinner at your expense and overnight is spent in the hotel.
 

Day 9

Angkor Temples Tour

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Meals: Breakfast

Today is the day for us to explore the biggest and most incredible temple of Angkor Archaeological Zone - Angkor Wat. It was built in the 12th century (from 1112 to 1152) to worship Vishnu during the ruling time of the King Suryavarman II. Now, it is a national landmark of Cambodia, which also appears on the flag of the country. The area is also declared as UNESCO world heritage that needs protecting.

Angkor Wat tells us the stories about Hindu deities and eternal life through a lot of intricate bas - relief. Via the splendid structure of the complex, you can imagine how great the kingdom was during the Angkor period. Despite being abandoned since the 15th century, it still remains a vital Buddhist site and home to many Buddha images.

Our trip will continue to the smallest temple in Angkor complex - Banteay Srei. Although having a small size, the temple still draws great interest from tourists with the stunning pink sandstone sculptures and Ramayana carvings.

Next, we head to the old monastery of Ta Prohm. The structure was built to dedicate the mother of King Jayavarman VII in 1186. However, this temple turned out to be a temporary home for 12,500 people including 18 priests and 80,000 Khmer people. After the fallen of Khmer Kingdom, the temple was sadly surrounded by lush forests.

Don’t miss a chance to admire the outstanding carvings of the temple as well as enjoy it peaceful ambience here. Afterwards, back to the hotel

Meals are on your own. Stay overnight at the hotel.

Day 10

Angkor Full Day Sightseeing

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Meals: Breakfast

The first destination of our trip today is Preah Khan - the biggest complexes in Angkor. King Jayavarman VII ordered to build this place as a temporary place for him to stay while Angkor Thom was being built.

Then, we will have an opportunity to visit the one-of-a-kind island temple of Angkor - Neak Pan. The statue of Balaha - a legendary saviour of many wrecked ships, was built like a horse and placed opposite the temple.

We proceed to visit Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda - 2 other impressive temples of Angkor. Both were constructed during the reign of King Jayavarman II featuring splendid carvings dedicated to Shiva and Vishnu.

In the afternoon, we will visit the most magnificent structure of the 12th and the last capital of Khmer Kingdom - Angkor Thom a.k.a “Great City". It has a scale of 9 square kilometers and includes many temples built in the time of King Jayavarman II and his following generations.

You can also find the National Temple of Jayavarman, called the Bayon Temple and many prominent vestiges around the Victory Plaza, along with a number of old sculptures.

Back to the hotel with meals on your own. Overnight staying at the hotel.
 

Day 11

Siem Reap Departure

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Meals: Breakfast

Spend the rest of your time seeking for some cool souvenirs for your loved ones before transferred without guided to the airport for your upcoming flight.

Inclusions

Exclusions

Trip Notes

► Best Time to Visit: all year round, except from November to January to avoid storm and rainy season in Vietnam's central coast.

► Visa Requirements: 

  • Vietnam: Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and at least one blank page for each visa stamp. You will aslo need a visa (or pre - approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Check out the guides to get Vietnam visa or contact our travel consultants for useful advices on visa requirements. 
  • Cambodia: Cambodia visa on arrival is available at both international airports and border checkpoints with the validity of 1 month from the date of issue. E - visa is also a great way to get your ticket to enter the Kingdom of Wonders. For more details, check out the easy guides to Cambodia Visa.

► Car Procedure:

Vietnam
1 pax 4 - seater car
2 pax 7 - seater car
3 - 8 pax 16 - seater car
9 -14 pax 30 - seater car
15 - 20 pax 35 - seater car
Cambodia
1 pax 4 - seater car
2 - 8 pax 16 - seater car
9 - 14 pax 30 - seater car
15 - 20 pax 35 - seater car

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day. Special request for early/late check in/out will come with a surchage.

Airfares (if any) may change without prior notice to e-ticket issuance.

► Child Policy

  • 0 - 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) .
  • 2 - 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • 5 - 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied.
  • From 12 years and older: 100% of the regular fare will be applied.

► During Peak Season and Special Occasions, Surcharges may be Added to the Price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you stay.
  • Easter Holidays, Vietnam Lunar New Year: Extra fee required.
  • Cambodia New Year: Extra fee required.

Reviews us on Tripadvisor

explore Vietnam and Cambodia
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
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Rating: 5 / 5

Yedda

Greece

"Both Vietnam and Cambodia are so beautiful and I really enjoy the tour. Many beautiful places and many interesting activities during this tour, thanks for your nice tour. I will surely recommend this tour to every body because it is so nice. "

a meaningful tour in 11 days
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Rating: 5 / 5

Venus

Benin

"Thanks your for support and I really love this tour, I could broaden my knowledge about these 2 countries through exploring them. I could meet many friendly people, go to many beautiful places and eat many delicious foods. I will never forget this trip."

so happy with this experience
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Rosalind

Iceland

"Really happy with this experience, I have an opportunity to learn more about Cambodia and Vietnam. Your team is really supportive and I really appreciate it. Many thanks."

Cambodia is really beautiful
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Mei

United Kingdom

"Nice tour, excellent service and great experience. The food was nice and the hotels are great. Tour guides speak English very well. Great support. Everyone should try. "

Highly recommend!
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Linda

Australia

"This is the 2nd time I go to Vietnam and 1st time in Cambodia. Vietnam is beautiful as it always is. This time I explore more places than last time, last time I only visit Sapa and Hanoi. This time I could visit more beautiful places. In Cambodia, I could feel the warmth of people here, they are so friendly and I also visited many temples here. Preah Khan is really amazing. Nice tour for everyone!"

learning more about Vietnam anh Cambodia
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Isa

United Kingdom

"Great tour with great service. I start my tour in Hanoi and this is a beautiful and ancient city with many historical traces. Then, I visited Halong Bay and spent one night here. Halong bay was the highlight of the tour, it was incredible! I love the sunrise and sunset here, I even can cook Vietnamese food onboard. A really must-try experience in Vietnam. Then, I visit other places in the Southern region before going to Cambodia. In Cambodia, I really like Angkor Wat, a great place to know more about the history of this country. "

Nice Vietnam and Cambodia
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Mabel

Canada

"This is a nice chance to explore these 2 countries. There are many historical places to explore. I was really impressed by Cu Chi Tunnels in Vietnam, I could know more about Vietnam history in this place. And, Angkor Temples were amazing. I also like spiritual places. I took many beautiful pictures here. Bayon Temple was really amazing. And, I also tried many delicious foods. So interesting. The service was good too, your team supported me a lot. Thank you so much."

Enjoy all the activities in the tour
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Caily

Canada

"The first time I went to South East countries, I really enjoyed this trip and it was amazing. 11 days in 2 countries was incredible. I could learn more about these countries and their tradition. Besides, the service was good too. The drivers were on time and the hotels were nice too. All the accommodation and transportation service are good. The food was good too and I could try a variety of food. Highly recommend this trip for everyone. "

This is one of the most enjoyable trip in both Vietnam and Cambodia
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Bonnie

United States

"My family had a happy trip together in both Vietnam and Cambodia. In each country, we could learn a lot about the culture and history. We could try many local foods and experience the local life by ourselves so that we could understand more about life here. We also tried many tropical fruits and they are great. Many interesting things in this tour and I will recommend this nice tour for my colleagues. Many thanks."

A lot of interesting activities
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Alina

Canada

"In Vietnam, I like Halong Bay the most and I take many pictures among the limestone mountains and beautiful beaches. The sunset in Halong Bay is so romantic. In Cambodia, I was really impressed by Angkor Wat. They are all great! Really enjoy the tour. "

a happy time to explore both Vietnam and Cambodia
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Abigail

United States

"During 11 days, we had many beautiful memories together. We could visit many beautiful places in 2 countries and they are so amazing. Moreover, the itinerary is really detailed and balanced between exploring and relaxing. Thanks for a nice tour and highly recommend to everybody."

Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels
Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Ralph

Australia

"It was worth spending 11 days exploring 2 countries. There are many beautiful places in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Really love the cruise in Vietnam, love banh mi and pho. Angkor Wat in Cambodia is great too. Nice tour!"

Love this trip so much
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Mortimer

NewZealand

"My husband and I really enjoyed this tour, we had a nice tour and we appreciate every chance to explore new places. We could enjoy many interesting activities to explore the local life. We also could interact with many friendly people. "

I really love this trip and I learned many interesting facts about 2 countries
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Mervyn

Australia

"I really enjoyed the chance to learn more about a new land and a new country so this tour was really great for me. I could visit many historical places in both Vietnam and Cambodia. They were really impressive. I feel like I went back to history to learn more about it. A fun trip."

Nice trip to explore both Vietnam and Cambodia
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Meredith

United States

"NIce trip. The service was good. The tour guide was supportive. The food was delicious and the many beautiful places in the tour. Many interesting activities to experience the tour the best."

the most unforgettable birthday
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Kane

United States

"I took the trip and my birthday was on a cruise in Halong Bay and that was one my most memorable birthday. I never forget how beautiful Halong Bay is and I took a lot of pictures here. I could immerse myself in the beauty of Halong Bay and the warmth of the cruise team. Many thanks"

Love this trip with many fantastic people!
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Joyce

United States

"This is our honeymoon trip and everything was great. Many thanks for the best support and the best itinerary. We have admired many beautiful sites during the trip. We never forget how romantic of the sunset in Halong Bay. A lovely tour!"

A happy time with many great experience!
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Rating: 5 / 5

Fergal

United States

"Thanks for giving us a really detailed itinerary and I really appreciate it. I could participate in many interesting activities to visit Vietnam and Cambodia. Such a great trip with great service. I really love Angkor Wat, such a magical place!"

A great journey to explore many beautiful sites in both 2 countries.
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Egbert

Australia

"I was very lucky to catch many beautiful places in both Vietnam and Cambodia in this trip. I love the Mekong Delta scenery and the life here. It was a whole new experience to me and it was really amazing. Love this tour!"

A nice experience to explore 2 countries
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Rating: 5 / 5

Duncan

United Kingdom

"This was a great experience when I could explore 2 countries in 1 tour. Both countries leaf me with good memories. I could explore many beautiful places in Vietnam and I could try many unique food in Cambodia. The service was good and your team was supportive. "

A lovely tour and a chill time
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Rating: 5 / 5

Alger

Australia

"I really appreciate this chance to visit both Vietnam and Cambodia. Both countries are really beautiful and local people are so friendly. In Vietnam, I love Hoian the most, an amazing town. In Cambodia, I love Angkor Wat the most. Moreover, Pho in Vietnam is the best!"

Highly recommend this trip for anyone who wants to explore the beauty of Vietnam.
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Rating: 5 / 5

Adonis

Australia

"My family had a nice time here with many friendly people. Our tour guide was extremely nice and he gave us a lot of information. I love the life on water of Mekong Delta. Besides, Angko Wat was worth visiting, I took a lot of amazing pictures here."

my friend and I really love this tour.
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Rating: 5 / 5

Leo

NewZealand

"My friend and I decided to explore Vietnam and that was the right decision for us. Your service was good and we could visit many beautiful places, eat many delicious food and listen to many interesting stories about your traditions and culture. Thanks for giving us this great chance. Hope to visit Vietnam again someday."

I really enjoy the time in Vietnam and your service was good too. Highly recommend!
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Rating: 5 / 5

Alexander

Australia

"Vietnam is really beautiful and I could have a chance to explore this great country. Thanks for the best service and the best support. Dan is a good tour guide, he is informative and supportive. I really appreciate the way he helped us learn more about Vietnam's culture and traditions. Many thanks"

This is a nice trip
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Rating: 5 / 5

Ace

United Kingdom

"I had a nice time in Vietnam. Everything in the tour was good. I was surprised at how fast Hanoi developed. Hoian was really romantic and Cu Chi Tunnel was a magical place. Love Vietnam so much!"

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