Best of Vietnam & Cambodia

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Experience the best of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 15-day trip packed with cultural discovery, picturesque scenery, ancient history and mouth-watering cuisines. Sail the serene waters of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay. Explore the imperial cities, ancient wonders, and rich war history of Vietnam. Kick back and relax with two domestic flights through Vietnam to save on transit time. Cruise amongst the lush greenery and buzzy floating markets of the mighty Mekong River. Embrace the organised chaos in Cambodia’s capital and learn of treasured Cambodian traditions including making silk and Khmer pottery. Marvel at the world’s largest and most impressive religious complex – The Temples of Angkor Wat! This fast-paced adventure through Vietnam and Cambodia is filled with authentic, unique and unforgettable adventures!

Highlights
  • Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam, is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture
  • Ha Long Bay known for its emerald waters and thousands of towering limestone islands topped by rainforests
  • Phnom Penh, sits at the junction of the Mekong and Tonlé Sap rivers. At the city’s heart is massive, art deco Central Market
  • Battambang is a city on the Sangkae River known for Provincial Museum has artefacts from local Khmer temples.
  • Ho Chi Minh City (formerly known as Saigon), a bustling town in the heart of the delta
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Destinations
  • Hanoi
  • Siem Reap
  • Vietnam
  • South East Asia
  • South East Asia
  • Cambodia
Tour Types
  • Museum
  • Sightseeing
  • Walking
  • Cultural
  • History
  • Ruins-Archaeology
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • 18-30 somethings
  • Couples
  • LGBT+
  • Singles

Location: Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! Meet your guide and new tour mates in the hotel lobby at 6.00pm for an informal welcome meeting. Afterwards, get amongst the hustle of Hanoi for an optional tour group dinner or explore the night markets and busy streets as they come to life after dark!

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Good Night Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: ,No Meals,

Location: Hanoi

Enjoy a full day in Hanoi to explore the streets swarmed with buzzing motorbikes, delicate scents, and delicious street food. Be sure to try a traditional Vietnamese coffee and wander the Old Quarter for an epic fusion of French, Chinese, and Vietnamese architecture. Then, meet up with the tour group at 1.00pm for a half-day guided city tour! You'll visit President Ho Chi Minh's mausoleum, residence, and One Pillar Pagoda. Then, visit the breath-taking Temple of Literature and surrounding gardens, built as a university in 1080, and dedicated to Confucious. Finish the guided city tour with a walk around the famous Hoan Kiem Lake to take in the peace and quiet of Ngoc Son Temple, a pagoda sitting on a small island in the center of the lake! Wrap up your last night in Hanoi exploring the streets or join an optional Hanoi street food by night walking tour.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Good Night Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Hanoi, Hạ Long Bay

Today you'll farewell the capital and head towards the dreamy, UNESCO World Heritage-listed region of Halong Bay! On the way, you'll pass lush paddy fields by the Red River Delta before arriving at Tuan Chau wharf by midday. Then it's all aboard a traditional Junk Boat for the true Halong Bay experience. Kick back and soak in the serenity on board as you drift past the abundance of limestone islands with lunch served at 1.00pm. In the afternoon, stop to visit some islands, explore the intricate cave systems on foot, or join the optional Kayaking activity. Then it's back on board to savor sunset moments over the picturesque backdrop before dinner is served at 7.00 pm. Spend the evening relaxing on board, chatting at the bar, or trying your luck at squid fishing off the Junk Boat.

Accommodation: ,Traditional Junk Boat

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,Dinner,

Location: Da Nang, Hội An

Morning views don't get much better than this! Coffee and tea will be served from 7.00am, but take it slow as you enjoy the leisurely vibes from the Junk Boat deck. Snap some final pics of the dreamy islands of Halong Bay, including Dinh Huong Island, Ga Choi Island and Sail Island. Check out is at 9.00am and Brunch will be served by 9.30am as you cruise back to the pier and say farewell to Halong Bay and your incredible Junk Boat Crew! This afternoon we'll make our way to Danang via domestic flight, then transfer to our hotel in Hoi An - one of Vietnam's most beautiful cities!

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Location: Hoi An

Good morning from Hoi An! In centuries gone by, Hoi An was once a bustling port for a myriad of various traders. Today, it is a delightful riverside town with tranquillity and charm that attracts visitors far and wide. Get your bearings with a guided tour through the Old Quarter and fall in love with the Japanese Covered Bridge, visit a historic trader's home, check out the French Colonial architecture and Chinese Assembly Hall. In the afternoon enjoy free time to visit one of Vietnam's famous tailors for custom-made clothing or hire a bicycle and head to An Bang beach for seaside vibes and fresh seafood. If you're feeling a bit more adventurous, join an optional city and street food tour on Vespa, take a guided countryside bike tour or put your cooking skills to the test with a Vietnamese cooking class!

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Accommodation Name: Vinh Hung Riverside Resort - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Hoi An

Free time in the morning to catch some final sights in Hoi An, pick up your tailor-made clothing or wander the boutique stores. In the afternoon, travel from Hoi An to visit the Marble Mountains and Cham Museum. Don't miss out on the optional visit to the Golden Hand Bridge. Standing 1,400m above sea level the gold-coloured footbridge held aloft by two giant stone hands offers majestic panoramic views over the surrounding countryside. Then, hit the road and take in the scenic views of Hai Van Pass en route to Hue. There'll be free time in the afternoon to explore the beautifully decorated pavilions and lotus flower ponds at your own pace. We recommend hopping on a Cyclo ride to see the city from a new and exciting angle in your own time.

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Accommodation Name: Muong Thanh Luxury Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Hue, Ho Chi Minh City

Although many of the finest buildings of Hue (pronounced 'hway') were devastatingly destroyed during the American War, the historic UNESCO World Heritage-listed city still resonates with the glories of imperial Vietnam. Today we'll spend a full day exploring Hue on a guided city tour from 8.00am. You'll visit the Old Imperial City, Flag Tower, Thien Mu Pagoda, Dong Ba market and Royal Tombs of Khai Dinh. Have your camera ready for some of the most beautiful architecture you'll see in all of Vietnam! In the afternoon, take a domestic flight to Ho Chi Min and rest up for a big day to come.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Alagon Saigon Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Kick-start your time in Ho Chi Minh City with a guided city pickup at the hotel for half day city tour through the highlights of the exhilarating city. Visit the historic Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum, followed by the architectural treats of French colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the iconic Post Office. Take an optional tour to the world-famous Cu Chi Tunnels and learn stories of the Vietnamese who dug these tunnels and started a new life underground, to escape the war. Then, end your day at the Ben Thanh Market and try some traditional Bánh mì, Pho and Bia hơi.

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Alagon Saigon Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Cái Bè District, Cần Thơ

Rise and Shine, it's time to farewell Ho Chi Minh city and head towards the mighty Mekong River! Snag a window seat and soak in the views on a 2-hour drive to Cai Be. On the way, you'll stop in at South-Vietnam's first-ever chocolate factory and learn how to make the local sweet (and taste test, of course!). On arrival at Cai Be, hop on board the wooden boat and kick back as you cruise past lush green islands of the mighty Mekong. Enjoy lunch on board. Cruise past small river-side towns like Vinh Long and learn of the typical rural life on the Mekong. Your day cruising will end in Can Tho with free time to explore the buzzing town, lively waterfront, and quaint backstreets!

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: West Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,Lunch,

Location: Can Tho, Châu Đốc

No place gives a better insight into life on the river than the floating markets in Cai Rang. After filling up on breakfast at your hotel, take a boat ride 6km from Can Tho to visit the fascinating markets, where hundreds of wooden rowboats trade everything from rice and clothing to exotic fruits on the river. Wander around the markets by foot and visit the nearby Orchard Garden. Then, continue on to Chau Doc for a boat tour of the Tra Su Sanctuary - home to an array of tropical birds and splendid canals deep in the forest of the Mekong. Finish up your day in Chau Doc town and rest up before we cross the border for Cambodia bright and early tomorrow morning

Accommodation: ,Chau Doc Victoria Nui Sam Lodge - 3 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Phnom Penh

Goodbye, Vietnam, Hello Cambodia! Set an early alarm for your 7.00am transfer via public speed boat to Cambodia's capital city, Phnom Penh. Rest up on the way and arrive in Phnom Penh by 1.00pm with plenty of time to explore the fascinating city on a guided city tour in the afternoon. First up, one of the most popular attractions in the city - the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda complex! Built in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, the palace is amongst the most impressive Khmer-style designs in Cambodia. Then, visit the National Museum, the Independence Monument, and Wat Phnom Temple - where you'll score some epic views over the city!

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Accommodation Name: Phnom Penh Frangipani Royal Palace Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Krong Battambang

Today we're off to Battambang, but first visit the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum in Phnom Penh to learn about a tragic period. Delve further into history as we continue to the ancient Cambodian Capital of the Khmer Empire - Phnom Udong! Here you'll find two large hills with incredible views across the countryside. Atop the twin humps stands several impressive stupas that survived bombing from both the Americans and Khmer Rouge during Cambodia's recent wars. After soaking in the views, continue on to Kompong Chhnang for a stop at a local pottery village. This village is famous for producing traditional Khmer pottery, a craft passed down through generations for over 1,500 years! As night falls over South-East Asia, we'll head towards the Phnom Sampeau Mountains to witness thousands of nocturnal bats take flight through the caves. It's something quite spectacular to sit at the foot of Battambang's Phnom Sampeou caves as the sun sinks into the horizon and a stream of thousands of bats parade through the caves and zoom across the night sky. Be sure to bring your camera!

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Accommodation Name: Battambang Classy Hotel - 4 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Krong Battambang, Krong Siem Reap

Ever ridden on a Bamboo Train before? All aboard as we take an 8km journey through the scenic countryside and rice fields of Battambang. This Bamboo Train was set up by villagers to facilitate the transportation of goods and people. It's basic but effective with a single bamboo platform, 4 wheels, and a small motor. Then, get your hiking shoes on and camera ready for a visit to the 11th-century Angkorian temple of Phnom Banan. The 350+ step climb is well worth it, with peaceful views across the countryside waiting at the top! Soak up these picture-perfect scenes. In the afternoon, we'll leave Battambang and drive towards Siem Reap. Stopping at Puok District to visit the National Silk Centre, a fascinating way to learn about Cambodian silk. Here we will spend some time learning about the process of creating silk, harvesting mulberry, and the life cycle of the silkworm. Tonight we recommend a full night's rest, before the long-awaited visit to the world-famous Angkor Wat temples tomorrow!

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Accommodation Name: Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor Hotel - 5 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Angkor Wat

Prepare for one awe-inspiring day at the world's largest temple complex - Angkor Wat! First up you'll visit Angkor Thom's South Gate to see the intricate Bayon Temple. This temple is famous for its Elephant Terraces and 54 towers decorated with over 200 enormous smiling faces of Avalokiteshvara. Then, we'll return to the UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple of Angkor Wat to marvel at the prized heart and soul of Cambodia. Snap some beautiful pictures of the temple as it reflects across its impressive moat. Then, wander through the outer gallery walls as your local guide narrates stories from Hindu mythology. Tonight we'll head out in Siem Reap to witness some of Cambodia's most talented performers at the Phare Circus! This uniquely modern circus provides young students and graduate performers the opportunity to hone their skills and earn a decent wage doing what they love!

Accommodation: ,Hotel,

Accommodation Name: Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor Hotel - 5 Star

Meals: ,Breakfast,

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Just like that, it's over! Our trip will end in Siem Reap after we say our goodbyes to strangers who quickly became friends. Enjoy a final breakfast together before hotel check-out at 11.00am.

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Included
  • Guide
    -Services of experienced Travel Talk local guides licenced by the Ministry of Tourism
  • Transportation
    -Private Air-Conditioned Vehicles, Traditional Junk, Domestic Flights,  Speedy boat between Chau Doc and Phnom Penh
  • Meals
    -14 Breakfasts | 4 Lunches | 1 Dinner
  • Domestic Flight
    -Domestic Flights between Hanoi & Danang, Hue & Saigon
  • Accommodation
    -5 & 4 Star Hotels, Lodge, Traditional Junk Boat

Not Included
  • Any flights
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Start:Hanoi
Finish:Siem Reap
Group size:4 - 12
Suitable for: 18-40 years
Accommodation:5 & 4 Star Hotels, Lodge, Traditional Junk Boat
Physical rating:Low
Meals:14 Breakfasts | 4 Lunches | 1 Dinner
Tour operated in: English
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