Overview

  • Explore the most stunning temples in the Angkor Complex like Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom or Ta Prohm.
  • Learn more about Cambodian history at the Royal Palace, Toul Sleng and Killing Fields in Phnom Penh.
  • Visit many destinations of pilgrimage such as Ba Chua Xu Temple, Tay An pagoda and the Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb in Chau Doc
  • Discover the gigantic subterranean Cu Chi tunnels.
  • Experience the authentic local life and traditional handicrafts in Mekong Delta
  • Discover Hanoi and its wonderful heritages of arts and architects
  • Take a relaxing cruise on Halong Bay - a UNESCO World
     
From Cambodia to Vietnam 13 Days
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Full Itinerary

Day 1

Siem Reap Arrival

Transfer:

Meals: N/A

When arriving at the airport, you will be picked up and move to the hotel for your check-in. Meals on your expense and overnight is spent in the hotel.
 

Day 2

Siem Reap - Temple Tour

Transfer: N/A

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.

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. 

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.

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 3

Siem Reap - Free Day

Transfer: N/A

Meals: Breakfast

Feel free to explore the city. Meals on your expense and overnight is spent in the hotel.

Day 4

Siem Reap - Bus to Phnom Penh

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy your free time. Then, a 6-hour bus ride from Siem Reap will arrive at Phnom Penh in the afternoon. Meals at your own expense. Overnight staying at the hotel. 

Day 5

Phnom Penh - Sightseeing

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Our sightseeing tour begins with an attractive landmark called Royal Palace which contains some impressive structures built by King Norodom. The site also displays a remarkable collection of Khmer art. We move next to the beautiful Silver Pagoda near by which is home to a gilded Buddha decorated with 9584 diamonds. 

Afterwards, we will explore darkest chapter of Cambodian history - the Khmer Rouge. The first location is Tuol Sleng aka the genocide museum, used to be a secondary school but was transformed into a detention center by Khmer Rouge, however, the prison gate still bears the initial school name, S21. Thousands of prisoners were kept here, tortured and killed. Then, head to the Killing Fields, Choeng Ek, 15km away from Phnom Penh where the victims of Toul Sleng were buried. 

If time allows, we will visit the Russian Markets or Tuol Tumpoung, where you can find various interesting items like handicrafts, fabrics, jewelleries, etc., and try some tips of bargaining. 

You pay for your meals. Stay overnight at the hotel in Phnom Penh. 

Note:
The Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields may not suitable for young children to visit due to the distressing scenes.
The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda have their own on-site guide.
The Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda are sometimes closed without prior notice. Thus, the schedule can be changed to other sites.
The Russian Market will be closed on the public holiday.

 

Day 6

Phnom Penh - Speedboat to Chau Doc

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Feel free to explore the city in the morning. Lunch at your own expense. Then, hop on a boat trip to Chau Doc - Vietnam.

We will check in our hotel in Chau Doc in late afternoon.

You pay for your dinner. Overnight staying at the hotel.

Note: The speedboat leaves Phnom Penh International Port (Sisowath Street) on Tonle Sap River to Khoorm Som Nor & Vinh Xuong border gate. Remember to prepare your Vietnam visa beforehand for border crossing. Then, follow Hau River to Chau Doc.
 

Day 7

Chau Doc - Can Tho

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

When finishing your breakfast, you will be escorted to Sam mountain to observe a number of gorgeous architecture of worshipping places, which make it turn into a popular destination for pilgrims. Those are: Ba Chua Xu Temple, Tay An pagoda and the Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb. 

After that, go back to the hotel for lunch.

In the afternoon, we take a 2.5 hour drive to Can Tho.

Dinner on your own account. Overnight stay at the hotel in Can Tho
 

Day 8

Can Tho - Ben Tre Phong Nam - Ho Chi Minh City

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

After 2 hours of driving we arrive in Ben Tre - a coconut sanctuary in the Mekong Delta. 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 transfering next to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a wonderful boat trip along a narrow canal. Dinner will be served at a cozy restaurant, and your staying will be at the hotel.
 

Day 9

Cu Chi Tunnels - Flight to Hanoi

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

In the morning, transfer by car to Chu Chi Tunnels - the magnificent network of 250 km in length tunnels. This is the most important shelter for 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 of the past have to face during the hard time. Then, you will be driven to Ho Chi Minh city center for lunch. 

In the afternoon, our driver will take you to the airport for a flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by our guide and driver who will escort you to the hotel for check - in. Dinner at your expense. Overnight stay in Hanoi
 

Day 10

Hanoi - Halfday City Tour

Transfer:

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.

In the afternoon, spend some time to visit Hanoi on your own. You pay for your meals. Overnight staying at the hotel.

Day 11

Hanoi - Ha Long Bay

Transfer:

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 12

Ha Long Bay - Ha Noi

Transfer:

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 to a shuttle bus on your way back to Hanoi.

Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Stay overnight at the hotel in Hanoi.

Day 13

Hanoi - Departure

Transfer:

Meals: Breakfast

Spend the rest of your time seeking for some cool souvenirs for your loved ones before transferred without guided to Noi Bai 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

a nice tour with a detailed itinerary
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Rachel

NewZealand

"A nice tour, really happy during the tour, learned a lot about 2 countries. Highly recommend."

13 days to explore 2 countries
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Xin

China

"I spent my summer holiday exploring these 2 countries so that I could learn more about these countries' traditions and cultures. Everything was great, a well designed tour for me. In Cambodia, I could visit many temples and they are all stunning. This is the first time I visit so much temples. And, I also ate many Cambodian food. In Vietnam, I spent more time enjoying the natural beauty, especially Halong Bay, it was so stunning. "

so much fun
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Miyuki

Japan

"From Cambodia, I started my trip and it was a nice trip. I explore Siem Reap and there was so much fun here, I explore many ancient temples here and heard many stories about them and they were so useful to help me learn more about this country. Then, we visit other places, Phnom Penh and go to Vietnam, we took a cruise tour and I really like it, really unique, Vietnam also has many many beautiful sites to visit. I totally like this tour."

Amazing holiday in both Vietnam and Cambodia
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Rose

Australia

"Amazing tour, I learned so much about the history of the 2 countries, Our guide and the driver were excellent. Our guide spoke English very well and the driver was on time and I really like this. We visited many famous places in the tour and tried many delicious food."

Perfect!
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Frederick

Australia

"even when it was hot throughout the time I was in Cambodia, it still was a great time. I could enjoy many beautiful sites here. When I came to Vietnam, the weather was better but still hot. However, the beautiful landscapes totally blew my mind. Thanks for offering me a good tour."

would recommend
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Eric

Australia

"I had a lovely trip with your great service. I really enjoyed every activity to experience life in Cambodia and Vietnam. Both countries are good to visit, with many beautiful sceneries. Have all experiences that I expected before the trip. Highly recommend this tour"

special memorable holiday
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Donald

United States

"Our tour guide was very knowledgeable and we learned a lot about the history and culture of both 2 countries. I really love Cambodian cuisine, it was so unique. The service was great too, our drivers were always on time."

beautiful countries
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Albert

NewZealand

"Cambodia is really amazing to visit and it has many beautiful places to offer. Angkor Wat is one of the highlights. Vietnam is beautiful too, with many natural landscapes and delicious cuisine. These two countries are great destinations for anyone!"

Angkor wat and Halong Bay highlights the trip
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Dempsey

Australia

"I love Angkor Wat and Halong Bay the best during the trip. They are in different vibes but really attractive. I could enjoy the best in spiritual beauty in Angkor Wat while in Halong Bay, I could cherish every moment in natural beauty. Love them "

wonderful experience
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Damian

Australia

"Great experience and a very kind tour guide, who gave us a lot of information and I really appreciate this.  We enjoyed a lot the well organized and great tour! Always in good mood during the tour. These countries are so beautiful and it's worth taking a trip to explore these countries. "

amazing tour guide
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Oswald

NewZealand

"My trip was perfect when I could participate in many interesting activities with a friendly tour guide, Nguyen, You supported me a lot. Besides, both Vietnam and Cambodia are great to visit. I couldn't recommend them enough!! thank you so much."

Highly recommend!
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Conal

NewZealand

"Really enjoyed the happy time with your trip. The service was nice and the tour guide was so informative. I could explore many historical and cultural destinations in both Vietnam and Cambodia. Highly recommend!"

Such a great tour with the best support!
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Rating: 5 / 5

Maximilian

NewZealand

"My mom and I started the trip in Cambodia, we explored many famous sites such as Siem Reap, Phnom Penh...Then, we continued our trip to Vietnam, we also visit many beautiful sites here. We also ate many local food and they were nice. A good trip."

An unforgettable trip
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Magnus

Australia

"everything in this trip was good, thanks for the detailed itinerary and the nice service. Both Vietnam and Cambodia are so beautiful, they blew my mind and I enjoyed every moment during this tour. Thanks Dan for giving us many information, you are a great tour guide!"

This is a nice trip
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Rating: 5 / 5

Dominic

Australia

"I had a great time with my family in this trip. We could explore a lot from Cambodia to Vietnam and that was great. Even when we spent 11 days exploring 2 countries, we didn't feel tired, we felt so excited and eager to visit more. The service was good too. Thanks Asia Private Travels"

an awesome trip with many interesting activities
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Rating: 5 / 5

Reginald

United States

"I love to explore the temples in Siem Reap, they are so attractive. And, Ben Tre is also a really appropriate place to relax and chill, everything is really peaceful and I really love this. Thanks for the great tour!"

Nice time in Vietnam and Cambodia
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Tripadvisor of Asia Private Travels

Rating: 5 / 5

Randolph

United Kingdom

"It was a nice trip from Cambodia, a really beautiful country with unique architecture Angkor Wat. In Vietnam, I like Cu Chi Tunnel most, I could learn a lot about wartime here and how people created these amazing tunnels. Besides, I also could try many delicious food in both 2 countries. Many thanks."

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