Cambodia and Vietnam Best Experience Tour 19 Days

Cambodia and Vietnam Best Experience Tour

  • Duration 19 Days
  • Travel Location Cambodia - Vietnam Tours
  • Tour Style Classic Highlight Tours
  • Destination Included

    Siem Reap - Sihanoukville - Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay

OVERVIEW

Perfectly designed for those who are looking an unique tour to deeply discover gorgeous Cambodia, see Vietnam differently. Experience the best insights into Cambodia’s & Vietnam’s culture, historical sites, soak onto the white sand beach of Sihanoukville, admire to see spectacular rice field terraces in Sapa and tranquilly experience the relaxation on cruise in beautiful Halong Bay.

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Trip Highlights

DAY 1 | Siem Reap – Arrival
DAY 2 | Something Unique & Kompong Phluk of Tonle Sap
DAY 3 | Full Day Angkor Discovery
DAY 4 | Rural Cooking Class & Bird Sanctuary
DAY 5 | Flight to Sihanoukville & Free Leisure
DAY 6 | Sihanoukville – Free Leisure
DAY 7 | Sihanoukville – Free Leisure
DAY 8 | Free Leisure & Overland to Phnom Penh
DAY 9 | Full Day Phnom Penh City Tour & Dinner Cruise
DAY 10 | Flight to Ho Chi Minh & Saigon City Tour
DAY 11 | Mekong Delta River
DAY 12 | Cu Chi Tunnels & Flight to Hanoi
DAY 13 | Hanoi City Tour & Water Puppet Show
DAY 14 | Hanoi to Sapa & Sapa Trekking Tour
DAY 15 | Sapa Trekking Explorer
DAY 16 | Sapa Back to Hanoi
DAY 17 | Hanoi to Halong & Halong Bay Cruise
DAY 18 | Halong Bay Cruise & Halong to Hanoi
DAY 19 | Free Time & Departure

DAY 1 | Siem Reap - Arrival

Welcomed by escort tour guide (with sign name) then transfers directly to hotel for check in. Simply enjoy free time at hotel or make your own walking tour around town. Overnight in Siem Reap for 4 nights.
Meal: None

DAY 2 | Full Day Angkor Discovery

We depart hotel at 8.00am for full day guided Angkor exploration, start with the south gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces, stroll to explore Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces, admired by Baphuon, Phimeanakas, terrace of leper king, terrace of elephant & Ta Prohm with the stunning tree roots. After lunch, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – is the world’s heritage and the largest monument in the world. Unlock the amazing history and its ancestral incredible masterpieces. Climb to watch beautiful sunset at Phnom Bakheng (limited allowance).
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 3 | Something Unique & Kompong Phluk of Tonle Sap

Head out to countryside for oxcart adventure ride through charming village, see animals & interesting farming/gardening activities. Then visit Cambodian Liqueur workshop where you have a chance to test many different liqueur flavors, continue Artisan d’Angkor – the finest wood/stone carving centre, see the workshop and many various displaying sculptures, carvings, silk products etc. Afternoon, visit Kompong Phluk village – explore houses on high stilts and learn how life works on Tonle Sap Lake, take a canoe for sightseeing around the mangroves. Evening, experience unique Phare Cambodia Circus show or Apsara dance performance.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 4 | Rural Cooking Class & Bird Sanctuary

We leave hotel hotel at 8.30am to a rural village where the cooking station is awaiting for you. Meet our experience host with brief introduction about the village then we begin to explore the surroundings, see different herbs & vegetable gardens, witness the insight of daily, culture, customs & superstitions. Stroll around local market to grab fresh ingredients, meat and vegetables before heading to the cooking station to do preparation before you hand on everything with your chef from the start to the end. Enjoy you own cooked food. Afternoon, continue to by car passing charming countryside toward bird site. Embark a boat to visit the area admired by rare endangered water birds including Comb Duck, Purple Swamphen, Cormorants, Darters, and Adjutants etc. Learn from your guide how they are being protected, breeding and capture amazing photos of those lovely birds.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5 | Flight to Sihanoukville & Free Leisure

Breakfast is at hotel. Have the rest of free time in Siem Reap. Transfer to airport for flight to Sihanoukville. Upon your arrival, you’ll be welcomed by our driver then transfers directly to hotel for check in. Peacefully enjoy free time by the beach, swimming and sunbathing. Overnight in Sihanoukville for 3 nights.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 6 | Sihanoukville – Free Leisure

Breakfast is at hotel. Simply enjoy the relaxation at your own by the seaside. Stay overnight in Sihanoukville.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 7 | Sihanoukville – Free Leisure

Breakfast is at hotel. Have free leisure by the seaside in Sihanoukville.
Meal: Breakfast

Optional Tour: Sihanoukville – Boat cruise tour to islands
You will be picked up at your hotel’s lobby between 9.00am – 9.45am then transfers Sihanoukville’s port where we embark a boat cruise for the day tour (join-tour) to beautiful islands Koh Rong Saloem & Koh Tas. Enjoy the beautiful nature, landscapes and tour activities such as snorkeling, kayaking or fishing, and swimming. The buffet lunch is provided on the board. Return mainland around 5.00pm then you will be dropped off at your hotel and stay overnight in Sihanoukville.
Price: $27.00 per person

DAY 8 | Free Leisure & Overland to Phnom Penh

Breakfast is at hotel. Simply enjoy the relaxation at your own by the seaside. Meet our car driver at your hotel’s lobby, transfers directly to Phnom Penh Capital. Check in and have free time. Overnight in Phnom Penh for 2 nights.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 9 | Full Day Phnom Penh City Tour & Dinner Cruise

After breakfast, we set off for interesting highlights of Phnom Penh with taking photos of Independent monument before heading to visit the Royal Palace – is a complex of buildings which serves as the royal residence of the king of Cambodia, Silver Pagoda, Royal Stupas, French style building etc. Resume visit the National Museum; the world’s most important collection of Khmer sculpture and carvings. Have lunch at a selected local restaurant by the riverside.
Afternoon, we enjoy guided orientation around Wat Phnom with interesting legendary of founding Phnom Penh Capital. Continue to witness Tuol Sleng museum – a former high school that was turned into Tortured Prison S-21 and then strolling around Russian market for shopping.

Evening at 4.30pm, we get on board, enjoy welcome cocktail while the boat cruise slowly takes you along Mekong & Tonle Sap River, view the spectacular sunset before having buffet dinner on board.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 | Flight to Ho Chi Minh & Saigon City Tour

Take morning flight to Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam. Welcomed by escort guide upon arrival in Saigon airport. After check in, we go for Saigon city tour, visit vibrant French influence including Reunification Palace (Independent Palace) is a landmark in the city and was the home of the President of South Vietnam during Vietnam War, City Hall, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, War Remnants Museum and admired by strolling around Ben Thanh market for shopping. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh for 2 nights.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 11 | Mekong Delta River

We leave hotel at 8.00am to My Tho, embark wooden boat heading to natural islets along Mekong Delta River, passing peaceful creeks, nice villages and beautiful landscapes dotting with coconut trees. The boat will stop at a few attractive places, you see the large orchard where you’re welcomed to taste different tropical fruits. Continue by rowing boat to explore the surroundings before heading to bee farm for the fantastic sips of pure honey tea while listening to typical folk music. Near the end of the trip, we will visit coconut candy shops, observe people skillfully use rice paper to wrap the candy dices and purchase a few packs of different candy flavors before heading back to Saigon.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12 | Cu Chi Tunnels & Flight to Hanoi

We head out of Saigon city at 8.00am, the journey passes beautiful countryside to a famous region where numerous tunnel-system was constructed – “Cu Chi tunnels” are the unique underground network of tunnels used by Viet Cong during Vietnam War and considered as the most important setting for communication, supply routes, hospitals, food, weapon, caches. Have lunch at a local restaurant.

Transfer to airport for flight departure to Haoi. Upon your arrival, you will be greeted by escort tour guide (with sign name) then transfers directly to hotel for check in. Stay overnight in Hanoi for 2 nights.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 13 | Hanoi City Tour & Water Puppet Show

The city tour begins with a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Complex which features the life of Ho Chi Minh and the nation’s founder, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the colonial Presidential Palace which was originally the French Governor Office and the rural style of Ho Chi Minh’s house. Stop by one of Hanoi’s icons, visit the One Pillar Pagoda – built in the 11th Century. Continue to the Temple of Literature known as the first university of Vietnam built in 1070.

After lunch, resume visit a few of Hanoi’s museum including Fine Arts museum etc. Next, head to Hoan Kiem Lake – is the center point of Hanoi whose name is “The Return Sword Lake” that leads to Ngoc Son Temple. Your discovery is inspired by an hour cycle orientation of the Old Quarter with its ancient streets representing traditional trades from the past. Finish the tour at the Thang Long Opera Theatre or Bong Sen Theatre admired by a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14 | Hanoi to Sapa & Sapa Trekking Tour

Transfers from Hanoi by car to the mountainous landscape of Sapa. The journey takes approx 5.30 hours with beautiful landscapes. Afternoon, drive out for a guided trek tour at Black H’mong ethnic village to witness daily life & activities of inhabitants, immerse yourself in the amazing views of the surrounding mountains, lush forests & Silver Waterfall. Drive back to Sapa & evening, go out for dinner at a selected local restaurant. Overnight in Sapa for 2 nights.
Meal: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 15 | Sapa Trekking Explorer

After breakfast, journey out for an amazing trekking through some popular ethnic villages – offer excellent panoramas of the large valley, paddy terraced fields and traditional H’mong houses. Interact local people with words “Hello” while trekking down the valley to visit to a charming village where you meet an ethnic family and enjoy a cup of tea at their home – a good chance to learn about their daily life & culture. Have a short walk around before we drive back to Sapa and stay overnight. Picnic lunch is provided on this day.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 16 | Sapa Back to Hanoi

Today you still have time to explore the surroundings or make your own walking around to capture some interesting photos in the morning before transferring back to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi for 1 night.
Meal: Breakfast

DAY 17 | Hanoi to Halong & Halong Bay Cruise

After breakfast, light pack up then transfer to Paloma cruise office, get on board and enjoy welcome drink. After lunch, the cruise slides slowly along the fascinating Halong Bay for sightseeing. Immerse into fabulous scenery of this world heritage site, enjoy the natural beauty, caves, limestone islands rising from the clear emerald waters. Hiking and Kayaking activities are included around the hidden Canh Son Cave before sunset party and delicious gourmet dinner. Overnight on board for 1 night.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 18 | Halong Bay Cruise & Halong to Hanoi

Experience Tai Chi on the sundeck followed by hot tea and coffee. After breakfast, heading by bamboo boat to explore fishing village where you unlock everyday life of people living in the fishing community, admired by The Pearl Farm. Return to the cruise for Vietnamese cooking demonstration, enjoy lunch before transferring to mainland at noon then catch a private car back to Hanoi. Evening, we go to watch the traditional water puppet show performed by the village artists. Overnight in Hanoi for 1 night.
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 19 | Free Time & Departure

Breakfast is at hotel. Enjoy the rest of free time in Hanoi before transferring to airport for your flight back home. Say Goodbye to Vietnam.
Meal: Breakfast

What is Included

  • Accommodation in double/twin room share (or similar hotel category)
  • An overnight in cruise
  • Breakfast is provided by hotels/cruise
  • All taxes and service charges
  • Experienced Local English speaking guide
  • Round trip airport transfers
  • Travel in a private air conditioning modern vehicle
  • 2 bottled water + 2 wet tissue/day
  • Meals are mentioned in program
  • All entrance fees
  • Internal/domestic flight tickets
  • All sightseeing & activities as programmed
  • Boat trips as programmed
  • Vietnam approval visa letter

What is Not Included

  • All entry visa (except Vietnam approval visa letter)
  • International flight tickets
  • Cancellation, any insurances, repatriation & baggage
  • Drinks and personal expenses
  • Tips and services are not mentioned
  • Luggage handling
  • Single supplement surcharge
  • Peak season surcharge (TBA)
  • Lunch and dinner are not mentioned
  • Compulsory gala dinners on 24th & 31st Dec
 
 

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