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Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Small group tour

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

The perfect introduction to two fascinating countries

This tour is inspired by the many sights, sounds and flavours of these wonderful countries. Visit the sparkling turquoise waters of Halong Bay – a UNESCO World Heritage site. In the northern capital Hanoi visit the lively Old Quarter and the impressive Presidential Palace. Discover Hue, once Vietnam’s Imperial capital, and the delightful ancient town of Hoi An. Explore the colonial architecture of Ho Chi Minh City, and the fascinating markets and daily life on the Mekong Delta. Cross the border into Cambodia for the world famous Angkor Temples in Siem Reap and the old world charms of capital city Phnom Penh.

Perfume River & Thien Mu Pagoda Hue Vietnam
Mekong River Daily Life vietnam
Killing Fields Phnom Penh

Locations you will be visiting

  • Halong Bay Vietnam

    Halong Bay

    One of the highlights of your tour to Vietnam, this UNESCO Heritage Site is both majestic and myster...

    1 Day Cruise

  • boats river sunset Hoi An Vietnam

    Hoi An

    This was one of southeast Asia’s major ports, this charming town retains a sense of history in its...

    2 Days

  • Angkor Wat Siem Reap Cambodia

    Siem Reap

    Siem Reap is known for Cambodia most famous and important landmark, the Temples of Angkor.

    3 Days

  • Royal Palace & Silver Pagoda Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh

    Phnom Penh is known for its Royal Palace, National Museum and Tuol Sleng Prison and killing fields.

    1 Day


Essential Vietnam and Cambodia

16 day Tour Itinerary

An overview of your trip

DAY 1 UK to Hanoi, Vietnam

Catch a scheduled flight from London Heathrow to Hanoi. Alternatively, we can arrange departures from your local airport.

  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 2 Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be met by your tour guide and transfer to the hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax after your flight, or explore the local area.

DAY 3 Hanoi City Tour

Experience the rich culture of Hanoi. Spend time at the Temple of Literature, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Presidential Palace, and visit the Vietnam History Museum and the Hanoi Opera House. Stroll around the Old Quarter and end the day by watching a performance of a traditional Water Puppet Show.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 4 Halong Bay

In the morning, journey through the rich farmlands passing workers in the rice fields. Arrive in Halong City and board the traditional wooden junk boat for your overnight journey to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Halong Bay cruising past beautiful rock formations. Visit the Surprise Cave and enjoy swimming or hiking on Titov Island. Optional activities include a cookery class, massage, kayaking and swimming.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Transport: Drive, Cruise
DAY 5 To Hue

Start the day with Tai Chi on the sundeck before breakfast, then explore the Dark and Bright Caves and enjoy a tasty brunch as the boat winds through the limestone rocks. Disembark and take the shuttle bus back to Hanoi, where you will transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival, you will be met by your local tour guide and transferred to the Hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch
  • Transport: Cruise, Drive, Airplane
DAY 6 Hue

Hue was once Vietnam’s imperial capital and today you can experience its historic significance first hand. Cruise along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, visit the Citadel and ornate tombs of former emperors, and experience a local market.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 7 To Hoi An

A three-hour drive takes you through some stunning rural and coastal landscapes, including the dramatic Hai Van Pass to Hoi An. On arrival, check into your hotel. In the afternoon, embark on a short walking tour to explore the city by foot.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Drive
DAY 8 Hoi An

Day at leisure to discover the ancient town of Hoi An. Your options include a cooking class or cycle ride to the local beach.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
DAY 9 To Ho Chi Minh City

This morning is free until your guide and driver transfer you to a local restaurant for lunch. After lunch head to Danang Airport, stopping en route to visit Marble Mountain and the Cham Museum. Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and check in at your hotel.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 10 Ho Chi Minh City Tour and Cu Chi

Experience the very best of Ho Chi Minh City on a half day city tour. Soak up the history of Dong Khoi Street on a walking tour, home to several colonial-style buildings. Visit the Reunification Palace, also known as the Independence Palace, located over five levels where there are tunnels, a war room and telecommunications centre. This afternoon we will take you to the Cu Chi Tunnels on the city’s outskirts, an incredible underground network of tunnels, rooms and passageways used by Vietnamese soldiers.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 11 Mekong Delta

A morning transfer takes you through the beautiful countryside of My Tho and Ben Tre province. On arrival at Hung Vuong Pier, board a boat to sail along the Ben Tre River – one of the tributaries of the Mekong – through scenic mangroves leading into the heart of the Mekong Delta. Stop at a traditional brick works to see how bricks are made by hand, and to My Long Village to see rice paper making and to try some rice cake. Continuing along the canals, visit a coconut workshop and stop at a bee garden for local fruits with a cup of honey tea accompanied by traditional music. Enjoy lunch at a riverside restaurant, and visit a vibrant market, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Cruise
DAY 12 To Siem Reap, Cambodia

Spend the morning at leisure. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Upon arrival, the guide will meet you and take you to the hotel to check in. The afternoon is at leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 13 Angkor Temples

Visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Great Khmer Empire. Enter the impressive South Gate flanked by stone elephants and giants. In the afternoon visit the famous Angkor Wat – the largest and best preserved temple at the site, and marvel at the spectacular sunset.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 14 Tonle Sap Lake

In the morning relax on a boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake, Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake, to see the villages. Continue to see the Roluos Group Monuments. Visit the workshops of Artisan’s d’Angkor where traditional wood and stone carving techniques are taught. Transfer to the airport for the flight to Phnom Penh.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Transport: Airplane
DAY 15 Phnom Penh

Starting at the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda where 5,000 silver tiles cover the floor, continue to the National Museum built in traditional Khmer style. In the afternoon tour Tuol Sleng Prison and the Killing Fields – a reminder of the Khmer Rouge regime giving an insight into how the country has developed.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
DAY 16 Fly to UK

Transfer to the airport for your flight home from Cambodia to the UK.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
  • Transport: Airplane
Optional Extras - Cultural Experiences

There is some free time in your itinerary for you to explore on your own - a popular extra on this tour is a trip to take a cooking class. Use the links below to create a to-do list, or, if you’d prefer us to book you onto one of these or any other excursions, please let us know when booking your tour.

  • Helicopter over Angkor Wat Cambodia

    Cambodia: Helicopter Ride Over Angkor Wat

    Ride on a helicopter to enjoy the view of Angkor Wat form the air.

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  • Hoi An Central Market vietnam

    Vietnam & Cambodia: Cookery Demonstrations and Classes

    Cooking classes can be arranged in both Vietnam and Cambodia.

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  • halong bay seaplane 4 vietnam

    Vietnam: Sea Plane to Halong Bay

    Fly-over the scenic Halong Bay. A fantastic way to see the dramatic islands and limestone peaks of the bay.

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  • Cycling Hoi An vietnam

    Vietnam: Cycling Around Hoi An

    Cycle around Hoi An and the local countryside to see the locals' daily life in the green rice field, villages and craft workshops.

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Sample Accommodation

The Ann Hanoi Hotel

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The Light Hotel

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Bhaya Classic Cruise

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Eldora Hotel

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Thanh Binh Riverside

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Bay Hotel Ho Chi Minh

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Kravan Hotel 4★

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Saem Siem Reap Hotel 4★

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Tirant Hotel Hanoi

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Syrena Cruises

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Hoi An Silk Luxury Hotel

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EdenStar Saigon Hotel

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King Grand Boutique Hotel

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