A classic Indochina tour making use of short internal flights provides clients with a real insight to two countries, Cambodia and Vietnam. It begins in one capital, Phnom Penh in Cambodia, and finishes in another, Hanoi in Vietnam, two weeks’ later. Within that time, you will see some of the best Indochina has to offer; the Killing Fields, Angkor Wat, the iconic Mekong Delta, an ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoi An, the UNESCO World Heritage site that is Halong Bay and the atmospheric city of Hanoi.
Within a couple of days of starting you will be reminded of the terrible recent history of Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge and the rich cultural past in Angkor. Happily, Cambodia is at peace and provides a great opening to an Indochina tour package.
Onward travel to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon) reveals further ‘’treasures’’, the Cu Chi Tunnels to the north which the Viet Cong used so effectively during the Vietnam War, and the iconic Mekong Delta to the west.
The next flight is up to Danang which opens up Central Vietnam to visitors. The coastal city of Hoi An was a trading port as early as the 7th Century and was first followed by the old imperial capital of Hue which was the home of the Nguyen Dynasty in the 19th and 20th Century.
Hanoi is the next stop, a city that still has some colonial French architecture mixed with traditional wooden houses. There is much to see and do in Hanoi but everyone visiting the north must surely go to Halong Bay, the UNESCO World Heritage site due east of Hanoi? Travelers on this Indochina tour can enjoy a cruise in the Bay before returning to Hanoi for a last look around the streets of the city before the holiday ends.
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Best of Vietnam and Cambodia Tour Information
Destinations: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh – Cu Chi – Mekong Delta – Hoi An – Hue – Hanoi – Halong
Highlights: Sightseeing, Culture & History, Minority, Leisure Activities & Entertainment, Cruising, Cuisine, Shopping
Meeting Location: Phnom Penh International Airport (Phnom Penh), Cambodia
End Location: Noi Bai International Airport (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam
Duration: 16 days
Transportation: Private transport with well air-conditioned and seat belts
Tour Type: Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
Activity Level: Moderate
Restrictions: Your knees and shoulders must be covered all times during the tour
Medical Concerns: Please let us know if you have any of allergy to your food
Vietnam and Cambodia Tour Itinerary
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Day 1: Phnom Penh Arrival
Phnom Penh, the first stop for your Indochina tours, once the ‘Pearl of Asia’, Phnom Penh’s shine was tarnished by the impact of war and revolution. But that’s history, and Phnom Penh has risen from the ashes to take its place among the cool capitals of the region. After touching down in Cambodia’s capital, check in at your hotel and relax. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 2: Killing Field – Flight to Siem Reap (B, L)
After breakfast, we will visit the Killing Field, the peaceful stretch of green fields of Cheung Ek may not indicate what kinds of horrors have taken place there. Situated 17km from Phnom Penh town, Cheung Ek was made famous by the movie “The Killing Fields”. Nowadays, a large memorial has been built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died here under the reign of Khmer Rouge leader, Pol Pot. Then you will take a short flight to Siem Reap, one of the most exciting Indochina tours, the home of the Temples of Angkor. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 3: Siem Reap Tour (B, L)
After breakfast at your hotel, we will start our first visit to Angkor Complex: Angkor Thom, the fortified city of Angkor Thom covers an area of 10 square km. Enter by the monumental South Gate over a causeway lined on either side by statues of demons and gods, each carrying a giant Naga. We will stop at the famous Bayon temple and continue to the Terrace of the Elephants and the terrace of the Leper Kings, then to Ta Prohm – It has been controversially left to the destructive power of the jungle by French archaeologists to demonstrate the awesome power of nature.
In the afternoon, we will continue to Angkor Wat, the largest and most impressive of all the temples and also the 7th wonders of the world. Then we will enjoy viewing the sunset from Phnom Bakheng. Return to town after the tour and overnight at Siem Reap.
Day 4: Siem Reap – Flight to Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)
After breakfast, we will visit to Banteay Srei is considered to be the jewel of classical Khmer art. This temple is often a favorite with visitors. Visit Banteay Samre. Banteay Samre is a mid-12th century temple dedicated to the god Vishnu.
In the afternoon we will visit Pre Rup, East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean and Preah Khan. Pre Rup is a temple-mountain symbolizing Mount Meru, close in style to the East Mebon but higher and artistically superior than its predecessor. Then continue to the airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon your arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport, pick up and transfer to your hotel for check-in. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City and Cu Chi Tunnels Tour (B, L)
On this full-day program, you’ll depart Ho Chi Minh City at 08:00 for a pleasant drive through the countryside to Cu Chi. Before entering the tunnels, you’ll see a short introductory video about their construction. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnel maze. Also on display are various man traps, the remains of an American tank, and numerous bomb craters created by 500-pound bombs dropped by B52 bombers. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
In the afternoon, your Ho Chi Minh City tour begins with a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Post Office, fine examples of classical French colonial architecture.
See the Reunification Palace, one of the city’s most important buildings. Here on 30 April 1975 the American War officially ended when tank number 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of what was at the time the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
Formerly known as the Museum of American War Crimes, the War Remnants Museum features poignant displays of the futility of war. The courtyard outside contains the spoils of war, namely rusting jets, tanks, and cannons captured from the American military machine.
Visit the bustling Ben Thanh Market, which is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk ao dais, the traditional costume for women. Finally, our tour guide and driver will take you back to your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.
Day 6: Mekong Delta Tour – Can Tho (B, L)
Pick you up at your hotel in Ho Chi Minh and transfer to visit Mekong Delta. You will have a great chance to admire the beautiful landscapes and view along the way to My Tho City. On arrival, we will begin the tour with a boat ride along the river and visit local houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Then we will experience a boat ride through a natural canal in Ben Tre, enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea and “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, and have lunch at a local restaurant later.
In the afternoon, you will visit a family business, taste the delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral life. Finally, our tour guide and driver will transfer you to your hotel in Can Tho. Overnight in Can Tho.
Day 7: Cai Rang Floating Market – Da Nang – Hoi An (B, L)
Pick you up at your hotel in Can Tho and take a boat trip to explore Cai Rang Floating Market. Then come back to your hotel and have breakfast. Next, you will be transferred to visit Orchards Garden with different kinds of fruits. Have lunch at a local restaurant. After that, our tour guide and driver will transfer you to the airport to take a flight to Da Nang. On arrival, our tour guide and driver will pick you up at Da Nang International Airport and transfer to your hotel in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8: Bay Mau Coconut Forest and Hoi An Walking Tour (B, L)
Pick you up at your hotel and transfer to Bay Mau water coconut forest to take a round boat (coracle) and fishing crab. Then you will take the boat trip on Thu Bon River to Hoi An Ancient Town. Have lunch at Hoi An Ancient Town. In the afternoon, we will visit Hoi An ancient town: Hoi An market, the Fujien Chinese temple, Tan Ky ancient house, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge and great shopping. Finally, we will take you back to your hotel in Hoi An. Free to have your own dinner. Overnight at Hoi An.
Day 9: My Son Sanctuary Tour (B, L)
Pick you up at your hotel and transfer to visit My Son Sanctuary. You will have a great chance to admire many beautiful views and landscapes along the way. On arrival, we will explore the complex of the My Son Sanctuary with temples and towers and learn more about the culture of Champa people and their architectural sites.
You will have a chance to enjoy Champa traditional Apsara dancing show performed by dancers and musicians in colorful traditional costumes (if time permits). Then our driver and tour guide will transfer you to Hoi An ancient town and have lunch. After that, we will take you to your hotel in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 10: Ba Na Hills and Golden Bridge Tour (B, L)
Pick up at your hotel and transfer to visit Ba Na Hills. You will enjoy the beautiful view from the cable car up to the summit. Upon arrival, have sightseeing and take photos at the world-famous Golden Bridge, continue to the flower garden Le Jardin D’amour with many kinds of beautiful flowers. Take another cable car route to reach French Village at the height of 1138 meters to experience architecture here. You also visit Fantasy Amusement. Have lunch at a restaurant. Then transfer back to your hotel in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 11: Hoi An to Hue (B, L)
After breakfast, our tour guide and driver will pick you up at your hotel in Hoi an and leave for Hue, the last imperial capital of Vietnam, well-known for magnific architecture, pagodas and royal tombs laid in small villages and surrounding hills and one of the most popular cities for all the Vietnam Tours. En route, you have a look at the famous Da Nang Beach and visit Cham Museum which contains the finest collection of Cham sculpture in the world.
You also have a chance to see Hai Van Pass and Lang Co beach on the way to Hue. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Then you will be transferred to visit the Imperial Citadel, the Purple Forbidden City. Overnight in Hue.
Day 12: Hue City Tour – Flight to Hanoi (B, L)
Hue is one of the places which has many cultural heritages. Up to now, there is no place like Hue remaining with a lot of original historical vestiges as in this ancient Capital City and favorite destination for all Vietnam Tours.
After breakfast, our tour starts with the beautiful boat trip on the romantic Perfume River and visit Hue’s best-known religious site-Thien Mu Pagoda and the Mausoleum of former emperor Tu Duc in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes and Khai Dinh tomb with modern architectures. Have lunch at a local restaurant.
Then transfer to the Phu Bai International airport for the flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, our private Indochina tour guide and driver will welcome you to Hanoi, a city where the exotic chic of old Asia blends with the dynamic face of new Asia. Where the medieval and modern co-exist. A city with a blend of Parisian grace and Asian pace, an architectural museum piece evolving in harmony with its history, rather than bulldozing through like many of the region’s capitals. Hanoi is where imagination becomes reality. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 13: Hanoi City Tour (B, L)
Pick you up at your hotel and transfer to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and his former residence, the One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple. Then visit the Temple of Literature. Have lunch at a local restaurant. Take a panoramic rickshaw along 36 streets (Old Quarter) and Hoan Kiem lake. Visit Ngoc Son temple. Transfer back to your hotel. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 14: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Pick you up at your hotel and transfer to visit Halong Bay – a world natural wonder recognized by UNESCO. Get on the Junk and have lunch. Visit Halong Bay, Thien Cung cave, Dau Go cave, round over Tuan Chau Island, Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Sail Island; Titov beach. Have dinner on junk; enjoy sunset; Fishing; drinking. Overnight on junk.
Day 15: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
Pick you up at your Junk. Visit man’s head island, Tortoise Island, Luon cave, Bai Tu Long Bay, Toad Island, Bai tho mountain. Back to Station and leave the junk. Have brunch on the boat. Then transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 16: Hanoi Departure (B)
Free time at leisure for you to wrap up your memorial Indochina tours until our tour guide and driver will see you off at the airport with the sincere thanks for traveling with Vietnam Shore Excursions. We hope that you have enjoyed your Indochina tours with us and look forward to your next Indochina tours. Say goodbye and see you again!!!
- All transfers and transportation in private air-conditioned vehicle with driver
- Accommodation as indicated
- Flight tickets: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap, Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh – Danang & Hue – Hanoi
- English speaking guides (Except for free days)
- Meals as mentioned (B = Breakfast; L = Lunch; D = Dinner)
- All entrance fees & boat trips to indicated sights
- Visa on arrival to Vietnam (Except for $25 usd per person as stamping fee at the airport)
- Other meals
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