Unmissable Vietnam and Cambodia: the meeting of two unique and wonderful different worlds.

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Unmissable Vietnam and Cambodia: the meeting of two unique and wonderful different worlds.

On this route you will discover extraordinary landscapes, characteristic places and get in touch with the local customs of these two populations.

From Hanoi, the journey will unfold through the famous Halong Bay, the Mekong Delta to finish with the imposing archaeological complex of Angkor.

Trip summary

  • Departure Hanoi
  • End Siem Reap
  • Countries
    • Vietnam
    • Cambodia
  • City
    • Hanoi
    • Halong
    • Danang
    • Ho Chi Minh City
    • Vinhlong
    • Siem Reap
  • Theme Art, history and cultural trips and custom tours
  • Travel style Tailor-made travel
  • Accommodation Standard
  • Flight Excluded
  • Guide Included
  • The tour has met our standards

Detailed itinerary

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  • 1
    Hanoi
    Day 1

    Hotel accomodation.

    In the afternoon visit to the capital city Hanoi, located on the south bank of the Red River. In fact, his name literary means "River Inside". We will visit characteristic places like Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (from the outside), the One Pillar Pagoda "Chua Mot Cot" which was and is the symbol of Hanoi, the Chua Ba Da Pagoda and the St. Joseph's Cathedral.

    After that, we will make a rickshaw ride to visit the 36 old districts and finally there will be a unique performance of Water Puppet.

    Return to the hotel.

    Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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  • 2
    Hanoi - Halong
    Day 2

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Departure to the famous Halong Bay, formed by thousands of limestone islands that emerge from the sea. An ancient legend says that the origin of this marvel is due to the remains of the tail of a dragon which sunk in the sea. Before reaching the bay, we will visit the village of Bat Trang.

    The tour of the bay will be carried out on a reserved junk to discover an enchanting scenery that unfolds through the several islands, islets, rocks and reefs where there are caves full of stalactites and stalagmites. Finally we will visit a picturesque fishing village.

    Lunch, dinner and overnight on the junk.

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  • 3
    Halong - Hoi An
    Day 3

    Breakfast in the junk.

    In the morning the visit of the bay will continue, we will see the beautiful limestone cave of Sung Sot.

    Lunch on board.

    Transfer from Halong Bay to the airport in Hanoi, with a stop to visit the But Thap Pagoda.

    Direct flight to Danang and transfer to Hoian.

    Hotel accommodation, dinner and overnight.

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  • 4
    Hoi An
    Day 4

    Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for the visit of MysonReturn to Hoian and lunch at a local restaurant.

    Then, visit to the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Congregation and the Ancient House, built over 200 years ago. In the late afternoon we continue to the pier to take a trip along the Thu Bon River, admiring the villages that are located along the shores and enjoying the fascinating sunset. Finally, return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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  • 5
    Hoi An - Hue
    Day 5

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Then, departure to DanangOnce arrived, visit to the Cham Museum, which was built by the French in the 1915.

    Lunch at a local restaurant.

    In the afternoon departure to Hue. Once arrived, accomodation in hotel in the reserved rooms.

    Then, we will visit the Imperial City built by the emperors of the N'Guyen Dynasty. After, rickshaw ride to the Dong Ba market.

    Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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  • 6
    Hue - Saigon
    Day 6

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Then, we will visit to the Thien Mu Pagoda, the symbol of Hue and Buddhism and to the tomb of the fourth Emperor Tu Duc.

    Transfer to the airport to reach Saigon. Once arrived, transfer to hotel and accommodation in private rooms.

    After lunch visit to the colonial buildings of Saigon, as the Cathedral of Notre Dame, the Palace of Post and Telecommunications, the Ben Thanh Market in the first district, to have an overview of this part of town.

    Return to hotel, dinner and overnight.

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  • 7
    Saigon - Cai Be
    Day 7

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Departure to the Mekong Delta. Once arrived at the pier Caibe boarding on traditional boats to explore the several branches of the river.

    Visit to the floating market of Cai Be where you can admire the productions of candy, rice paper used to make the egg rolls and the puffed rice.

    After lunch, we continue the navigation of one of the tributaries of the Mekong to the city of Vinhlong where we will continue by car until Can Tho, on the border with Cambodia.

    Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

  • 8
    Cai Be - Phnom Penh
    Day 8

    Breakfast at hotel.

    In the morning departure by boat to visit a large floating market. After the visit we return to Saigon and along the way we will visit the snake farm in Dong Tam.

    After lunch we will reach the airport to board the flight to Phnom Penh.

    Upon arrival, transfer to hotel and accommodation in private rooms.

    Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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  • 9
    Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
    Day 9

    Breakfast at hotel.

    In the morning visit to the classical part of the Cambodian capital city Phnom Penh: the National Museum, a precious chest that boasts the masterpieces of the Khmer culture from the 5th to the 13th century, the area of the Royal Palace which contains the Throne Hall, where even today the sovereign grants its hearings and the adjacent complex of the Silver Pagoda.

    Lunch at restaurant. At the end, transfer to the airport and departure to Siem Reap.

    Once arrived, transfer to hotel and accommodation in private rooms.

    Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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  • 10
    Siem Reap
    Day 10

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Full day excursion to the temples of Angkor: the largest archaeological site in the world, where 276 monuments of primary importance were classified. Among the several worth visiting, you should not miss a visit to the fortified town of Angkor Thom with its imposing walls and the beautiful doors erected in the late 12th century by the great King Jayavarman the VII. He also ordered the construction of the Bayon in the center of the fortified quadrilateral. The Bayon is the most enigmatic and fascinating of all the temples built by the Khmer.

    Reliefs of enormous realism and expressive power encircle 54 towers-sanctuary. At the top of each of them there are four huge stone faces, oriented according the cardinal points which project the image of the bodhisattva Lokeshvara. The images that everyone is looking for, and that have created the real myth of Angkor, are located behind the 3.200 m long wall of sandstone that contains Ta Prohm. It is the great Buddhist monastery that Yayavarman VII consecrated in 1186 and that the archaeologists have deliberately left in the state in which it was found.

    Giant trees arise between the maze of the towers-sanctuary, huge roots wrap the galleries, dense shrubs sprout from the roofs of each building and the visitor is not more able to distinguish the work of man and the creations of nature. The most celebrated temple is surely the one of Angkor Wat, the undisputed architectural and artistic masterpiece of Khmer.

    Its external perimeter measures 1.800 x 1.300 m, and the central sanctuary has an area of 215 x 186 m. It ends with the elegant profile of the five towers-sanctuary that design the landscape. The 1.200 sqm of beautiful bas-reliefs offer a spectacular testimony of a sublime figurative art. This temple was built when in Italy the cathedral of Pisa was consacrated and in Paris Notre Dame was being built. It is the emblem of Cambodia and also the symbol of the magnificent South-East Asian Middle Age.

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  • 11
    Siem Reap
    Day 11

    Breakfast at hotel.

    Full day visit of the temples. One of the oldest sacred buildings of Angkor is the Prasat Kravan, built in 921: five elegant sanctuaries dedicated to the worship of the god Vishnu. They are built in brick and lined up on a base face to the East.

    Here the brick was widely used for building in the 952 Mebon, the temple located on a artificial island in the middle of the basin of the Eastern Baray. Only nine years later the king Rajendravarman erected the Pre Rup, the imposing temple mountain, that presents the warm colours of ochre.

    The impressive Buddhist sanctuary of Prah Khan, the temple of the "Sacred Sword", the monastery of Banteay Kdei, the "Citadel of Monks' cells", the enigmatic and spectacular sacred basins of Neak Pean, the "the entwined snakes" temple, the pool of ablutions public and the Srah Srang date back to the reign of Jayavarman VII.

    Lunch during the visit. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

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  • 12
    Siem Reap
    Day 12

    The end of our tour is arrived. After breakfast, you will have freetime until the transfer to the airport. 

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  • Prices and conditions

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    • Local assistance by the speaking english partner's staff.
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    • Optional excursions.
    • International flights.
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