Best Vietnam and Cambodia Small Group Tours 14 Days

Best Vietnam and Cambodia Small Group Tours

  • Duration 14 Days
  • Travel Location Cambodia - Vietnam Tours
  • Tour Style Classic Highlight Tours
  • Destination Included

    Hanoi - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Saigon - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

OVERVIEW

This 14-day tour of Vietnam and Cambodia is one of the best small group tours for visiting these two countries that once made up a part of the ancient Khmer Empire. You will start in Hanoi, the Vietnamese capital, and tour the stunning city with its French colonial influence and stunning boulevards, before heading southeast to the beautiful Halong Bay, with its small limestone islands and stunning underwater caves. Then it is south along the length of this narrow country to Hoi An, an ancient port town that is now also renowned as much for its beautiful world-class beaches as it is for its Cham Ruins and French architecture. 

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Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Welcome to Vietnam! Upon arrival, our guide will greet you at the airport and escort you to Hotel for check in. then rest are at your leisure.   
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi – the 100 Year Old City

Meals: B / L

This morning see the Tran Quoc Pagoda. This 1,400 year old temple features ten tiers enclosed by gardens, including a bodhi tree grown from a cutting of the original Buddhist tree under which Buddha sat. Stroll around Hoan Kiem Lake where you’ll see the Tortoise Tower perched on the water. Enjoy a half hour cyclo tour through Hanoi’s the Old Quarter. The cyclo is a historic mode of transportation in the cities of Vietnam where a cyclist leads you while you sit in a canopied seat affixed to the front. Next, visit the One Pillar Pagoda, situated on a pillar made of a single stone, in the midst of a lotus pond. This pagoda was built by a 9th century emperor who saw it in a dream and regarded this as divine inspiration to recreate the structure in his vision.

You'll pass by the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum before visiting the highlight of this day - The Temple of Literature. This ancient university was erected almost a millennium ago and has hosted many of the most prominent scholars through Vietnamese history. The site features many gardens, pools, buildings, and ancient trees where Vietnam’s  best and brightest studied under the guidance of Confucius teachings.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 3 Hanoi/Cruise along Halong Bay

Meals: B / L / D

After breakfast, travel to Halong Bay, one of the Wonders of the Orient (3 hr. drive). Your cruise across Halong Bay starts around noon on Tuan Chau Island at the doorstep of Vietnam's most fascinating wonder. As the boat sets sails, you will be greeted by the Paradise Crew and Cruise Manager who will aim throughout your stay at providing you with the highest standards of service for pure pleasure and utmost comfort onboard.  

During the afternoon , discover some of the treasures spread across the Bay of the Descending Dragon:    fascinating caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, fantastic rock formations rising up out of emerald water. While onboard, you can take advantage at leisure of the Spa, Beauty & Massage services; surrounded by a stunning setting in motion, you can attend the chef's cooking demonstration and try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking.

One of the highlights of your stay on board is the innovative and varied cuisine offered at Lunch and Dinner in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages from around the world. 
Overnight in Halong Bay.

Day 4 Halong Bay | Return to Hanoi | Flight to Danang

Flight: Domestic flight include
Meals: B

Wake up to Tai Chi exercises on the sun deck and continue cruising the bays. Breakfast buffet will be served in the restaurant, followed by a visit the limestone grotto. Disembark in Halong City around noon and transfer back to Hanoi airport and flight to Danang. upon arrive , you will escort to Hoi An for hotel check in.    
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 5 Century Cham Ruins and Hoi An Ancient Port Town

Meals: B / L

In the morning, travel to the My Son Holy Land. Tucked in the mountains up winding roads with serene views, lie  the 4th century My Son Holy Land ruins. The surrounding mountains are strictly forbidden for living or development. The ruins lie in a beautiful mountainous landscape. Enter the temples to hear all about the history and stories of the Cham people and this holy site. 

In the afternoon, continue on to the Ancient Capital of Hoi An, which features the 16th century port town in its preserved state. Visit the Museum of Trade Ceramics which houses art and pottery dating from the 1,500’s to the 1,700’s. Continue on a brief visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, a temple from the 17th century featuring China's influence in the region. Enter the Ancient Town as the streets take on a magic of their own with old lanterns, French-style houses, intricately carved wooden doors and more Take a walk through the Old Tam Ky House to see it's imperial styles meshed with French overtures. Continue on to stroll along the river and see traditional boats and locals on bicycles passing by. You'll then approach the Japanese Covered Bridge which for centuries connected the Chinese and Japanese sides of town over the waterway. The old wooden structure has shown amazing resilience for more than 400 years.

At dusk, enjoy walking along the riverside as colorful lanterns light up the town. Then return to your hotel for an evening of relaxation.   
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 6 Relaxing on the beach at Hoi An

Meals: B
The beach in Hoi An is famous for emerald water and less estuaries. One days in Hoi An beach will help you relax and make you full of energy continue your trip in Vietnam.  
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 7 Flight to Saigon | Best of Saigon

Flight: Domestic flight include
Meals: B / L

This morning, take a flight to Saigon. Upon arrival, guide will meet at the airport and escort to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover these amazing systems developed by the guerrillas fighting in the Vietnam War. You'll have an opportunity to see the various weapons used in the war on display. Then learn about the innovative ways the guerrillas survived and fought back in the war. The impressive underground system they built remains to tell the story of the Vietnam War.

In the afternoon, see the highlights of Saigon and learn the history of these iconic landmarks.

You’ll explore some of the most important sights in Ho Chi Minh. Start by visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral. Constructed by French colonists during their settlement, discover its significance as the largest cathedral in Southeast Asia. Across the road is the Old Saigon Post Office, a neoclassical architectural building considered one of the main attractions in the city. Visit the Reunification Palace, home of South Vietnam’s President during the war. Then stop is Cholon, the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh. Explore the thickly settled district rife with tea-houses and pagodas, and the famous Binh Tay Market.  Finish the afternoon with a visit to the Emperor Jade Pagoda. Also known as the Tortoise pagoda, this figurine-filled place of worship is considered by many to be Saigon's finest.    
Overnight in Saigon.

Day 8 Saigon - Can Tho Mekong Delta Discovery

Meals: B / L
Today you will discover the Mekong River and villages at the Mekong Delta region, essential to Vietnamese life

Your private guide and car will take you to the remote My Tho. This burgeoning capital rests in the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by beautiful countryside known as the "rice basket of Vietnam". First you'll Vinh Trang Pagoda which is decorated with mosaics made from broken pottery. Overlooked by a tall white Buddha, it is set amongst lovely gardens packed with flowers, shrubs, lotus pools and tombs and ornate gates which provide entry. Next, you'll take a boat ride along the river to view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. You'll stop at the Tortoise Island where you'll enjoy lunch in the orchard.

After lunch you'll visit An Khanh, a small village that specializes in fruit orchards and coconut sweets. If time permits, you can take a short cycling trip through the island. Then enjoy seasonal fruit, honey tea, and delicious coconut candies all to the sound of “Southern Vietnamese folk music”, performed by locals. When the tour is finished, you'll transfer to Can Tho.

Upon arrive in Can Tho, you will check in hotel and have a rest.

In the evening, you may wander around the night market in the centre of the small town, or enjoy some drinks atthe riverside bars.   
Overnight in Can Tho.

Day 9 Saigon - Morning Floating Market | Flight to Siem Reap

Meals: B
Flight: International flight is on your own arrangement or upon request

Rise early in the morning for breakfast at your hotel where your private guide and driver will meet you to escort you to the pier of Can Tho for an adventure on the river. Your motor boat and captain will greet you and help you on board. You'll be taken to the largest floating market in Can Tho where local farmers bring their bulk produce for sale. The trip there will see the banks with various flowers scattered throughout.

When you arrive at the market, you'll see boats with colorful fruits and vegetables local to the region being traded in bulk. After this, you'll venture up narrow canals to find a local fruit farm hidden in the natural landscape of the creek. You'll have the chance to see local fruits such as mango, limes, jack fruit, durian and more being grown. Then you'll have the chance to sit and enjoy fresh cut fruit before returning to town by boat.

After the tour, relax at hotel for short time and check out, then you will be driven back to Ho Chi Minh City airport for onward flight to Siem Reap.

Upon arrival, you will meet your local guide there and transfer to hotel check in and rest of the time at your leisure.   
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 10 Angkor Thom Ancient Capital | Apsara Dancing Show

Meals: B
After breakfast, begin your explorations of the remains of an ancient civilization that once ruled much of Southeast Asia. Today, visit the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom. First on the agenda is Ta Prohm. Worn by time, rain, and overpowered by the jungle, this immaculate structure hidden under a canopy will leave you feeling as if you’d stepped into an adventure movie set.

Then visit Banteay Kdei ("Citadel of Chambers”). Continue on to the Victory Gate, the Terrace of the Leper King, the Royal Palace, and Baphuon and Bayon. Bayon sets itself apart with its almost 200 smiling faces, sure to make you feel welcomed on your second day to the Kingdom of Wonders. With its winding tunnels, chambers, and daring climbs, Bayon offers many picturesque moments to keep your camera busy.

In the afternoon, be prepared today for one of the Seven Wonders of the World: Angkor Wat.

Enter Angkor Wat and to view its amazing architecture and history. Angkor Wat possesses some of the longest and most intricate stone carving. This complex is four times the size of the Vatican City making it the largest religious site in the world. Spend the morning exploring through the many passages, levels, and chambers that once housed many treasures of the ancient world.   

In the evening , you will enjoy a dinner with Khmer traditional Apsara Dancing Show.
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 11 Banteay Srei , Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk

Meals: B / L
In the morning, continue on to the remote temple of Banteay Srei: set deep in the jungle. The Citadel of Women, Banteay Srei was carved from red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to elaborate decorative wall carvings, which are well preserved to this day. The buildings themselves are miniature in scale in comparison to the other colossal temples around Siem Reap, unusually so when measured by the standards of Angkorian construction. This temple is considered the jewel of Khmer art..

In the afternoon, a half day excursion to the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake—Tonle Sap Lake. Continue on a boat trip to enjoy the beautiful lake views and mangrove forests. Spend rest of the morning at Kompong Phluk,  the largest village on the lak , to discover the fascinating daily lifestyle of the local people who live on the water. Rest of your own leisure. 
Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 12 Flight to Phnom Penh | Free of Leisure

Flight: Domestic flight include
Meals: B

After breakfast, enjoying your free morning until transfer to airport for flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrive , guide will meet at airport and escort you to hotel for check in and have a rest .
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 13 Phnom Penh Highlight

Meals: B / L
Start the day with a TUK TUK ride to visit the Silver Pagoda which has 5,000 silver tiles on the floor and a visit to the Royal Palace where the Khmer royal family lives. You will also visit the National Museum where you will see the large collection of Khmer history, arts and architecture. 

In the afternoon, head straight to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum to delve into the disturbing past of the country. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, browse poignant exhibitions then head to the verdant environs of the city to see the impressive Choueng Ek Memorial, a pagoda constructed out of 8,000 human skulls excavated from the Killing Fields. 
Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 14 Farewell from Phnom Penh!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request
Meals: B

Today transfer to the airport for your flight home.

What is Included

  • Meals
  • Transportation
  • Accommodation
  • Included Activities

What is Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Tour Programs
  • Meals not listed in itinerary;
  • Personal expense
  • Tipping for guide, driver and bell boy, etc;
  • Visa
  • Others
 
 

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