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Best Of Cambodia and Vietnam(6 Nights)

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap

for Off-Beat Traveller, Heritage Traveller

Holiday Overview

Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Ankor Wat Temple Complex - Photo Courtesy Prathit Bhobe
Cu Chi Tunnels (Photo Courtesy: Niels Aage)

Our Best of Cambodia & Vietnam holiday offers travellers enough time to navigate through the rocky islets of Halong Bay, discover the majestic temples of Angkor and explore the massive underground network of Cu Chi Tunnels.

Route

Hanoi(2) - Ho Chi Minh City(2) - Siem Reap(2)

Summarised Itinerary
  • Day-1 Arrival In Hanoi - Hanoi City Tour
  • Day-2 Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi
  • Day-3 Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel
  • Day-4 Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Day-5 Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap
  • Day-6 Full Day Angkor Tour
  • Day-7 Siem Reap Departure
Sightseeing Summary

Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi (1.00 kms)

Ho Chi Minh City - Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City (10.00 kms), The Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City (46.00 kms), My Tho near Ho Chi Minh City (70.00 kms), Mekong Delta near Ho Chi Minh City (196.00 kms)

Siem Reap - Angkor Wat Temple Complex (10.00 kms)

Preferred Arrival /Departure Destination
Arrival - Hanoi Departure - Siem Reap
Best Season to Travel
  • Jan
  • Feb
  • Mar
  • Apr
  • May
  • Jun
  • Jul
  • Aug
  • Sep
  • Oct
  • Nov
  • Dec

Route

Hanoi(2) - Ho Chi Minh City(2) - Siem Reap(2)

Detailed Itinerary

Day-1 Arrival In Hanoi - Hanoi City Tour Welcome to Hanoi – Vietnam! The tour guide & driver will be welcoming you at Noi Bai airport; it takes us 35 minutes driving to the centre of Hanoi then check-in at hotel. Let’s start our city tour from Temple of Literature, the 1st university in Vietnam then continue to Ba Dinh Square - the biggest square in Hanoi where all biggest cultural, political events of the cities for taking photos of Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Later have an overall view of the capital by a “cyclo” visit, which will start around the Old Quarter of Hanoi, stop at Ngoc Son Temple located on the HoanKiem Lake (the “Sword” Lake). Overnight in Hanoi.

Day-2 Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi Early departure for Halong Bay, a World Heritage as designated by UNESCO in 1994 with nearly 3,000 rocky islets. The drive may take you more than three to four hours utmost depending on the high or low seasons’ traffic, and will pass the Red River Delta, one of the two granaries of Vietnam. Upon arriving in Halong, we will sail our boat round its natural rocky gardens whilst a tasty seafood lunch is waiting on board. Most of the islets here are not for living due to the lack of fresh water, but are excellent for cruising to contemplate their miraculous draws on the horizon. Many of them have great names from their inspirational shapes, including the Surprising cave, Pelican Grotto, Chopstick rock, Butterfly rock, Turtle rock, the island of Fishman’s Head, the Fighting Cocks, the Sail, the Urn, or the Sea Dog! We can wander to visit grottos, so swimming, or just lazily relax on the sundeck with our drinks. The boat will be back to the Wharf late afternoon where we take our car or coach to return to Hanoi. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day-3 Hanoi – Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnel After breakfast at hotel, you’ll transfer to the airport. Welcome to Saigon (now known as Ho Chi Minh City) – the most hectic and business city of Vietnam. Upon arrival at the airport, welcomed by the local tour guide and transfer to the city center to check in hotel. In the afternoon, we visit Cu Chi Tunnels, one of the few remaining monuments to the Vietnam War. Beneath the ground lie 200 km of tunnels, dug by hand and inhabited by the forces of the Vietnamese guerillas during the conflict. At its peak, prior to the Tet Offensive in 1968, the tunnel complex was base to almost 10,000 troops. To this day, it remains one of the most impressive examples of how fierce the war used to be. You even can try to crawl some dozens of m on the tunnel underground to have the real experience. Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Day-4 Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City After breakfast at hotel. Picked by at hotel and drive heading to My Tho the homeland of coconut and family factories with local products like coconut candy, rice paper,… Upon arrival, embark on the boat cruising on the mighty Mekong River viewing the life to the local people live along the banks. We stop at one of 4 island in the area for sightseeing. Enjoy the fresh tropical fruits served in the heart of the garden accompanied by traditional southern Vietnamese folk music at the plantation. After that you will embark on the small boats rowed the the local people thru the small cannels with water coconut tree to visit the local factories. There you will taste the honey tea and see the local people produce the coconut candy milk and of course you also can try it or stroll in the garden where the locals feed honeybee. After that enjoy the horse-cart trip through the tranquil road of the village. We continue getting on the big boat to visit the vast area. Enjoy your lunch at a local restaurant nearby Mekong River with the Elephant Ear fish. Afternoon, drive back to Saigon with stop to visit Vinh Trang pagoda, a famous pagoda in the area that its architecture is a mix of Chinese, Cambodian, and French culture. Overnight at hotel in Saigon.

Day-5 Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap In the morning, we start the city tour at the Reunification Palace, the witness of the fierce Vietnam War ended in 1975. The grand building today is a Museum and Hall of official receptions. Nearby the Palace are the colonial-styled Central Post Office and the Notre Dame Cathedral, built between 1877 and 1883 and one of the city’s major landmarks. Have a walking tour on Nguyen Hue street to take the photos of the Opera House and the Ho Chi Minh Committee (outside). From here, walking to Ben Thanh Market one of the most typical symbol of Saigon to experience the daily life of the locals and do shopping the hand-made goods there. In the afternoon, you’ll transfer to the airport for a flight to Siem Reap. Welcome to Cambodia - Siem Reap, the treasures of the Kingdom of Cambodia. Upon arrival, pick up by tour guide in Siem Reap, transfer to check in hotel and free leisure on own arrangement. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day-6 Full Day Angkor Tour Breakfast at hotel, explore South Gate of Angkor Thom known as Big Angkor, 3km2 walled and moated royal city and was the last capital of the Angkorian Empire, The famous Bayon Temple was an architectural muddle, in part because it was constructed in a somewhat piecemeal fashion for over a century. Terrace of the Elephants is an impressive, two and a half meter tall, 300 meter long terrace wall adorned with carved elephants and gradual that spans the heart of Angkor Thom in front of Baphuon - huge temple mountain in the heart of Angkor Thom, Royal Palace Area and Phimeanakas - impressive rite and sandstone pyramid. Terrace of the Leper King is at the north end of the Terrace of the Elephants, a double terrace wall with deeply carved nag as, demons and other mythological beings. Last you will visit Ta Prohm temple which is a wonderful combination of human genius and natural beauty! Giant trees have grown here for centuries. Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temple, the founder of the temple was Suryavarman II who reined Cambodia from 1113 to 1152 and built the five towers in the 12th century to dedicate to the Hindu God Vishnu. The plan of the pyramidal conception of the temple combined with spaces, alleys, ditches is an ancient masterpiece of architectural design and construction. It is time to view lovely sunset from Pre Rup temple. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day-7 Siem Reap Departure Breakfast at hotel, free leisure on own arrangement until time transfer to airport for flight onwards!

Detailed Sightseeing

Hanoi :

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi - Ho Chi Minh mausoleum located in the center of Ba dinh Square is a memorial dedicated to Ho Chi Minh, the former president of Vietnam who sacrificed his life for the freedom of the country. It is a prominent historic monument where the declaration of independence was read. The structure is made of granite and marble and safeguards the embalmed body of Ho Chi Min.

Ho Chi Minh City :

  • Reunification Palace in Ho Chi Minh City - The centre of the allied command and the place where the North Vietnamese claimed victory in the American War, Reunification Palace has played its part in some incredible scenes. This ageing palace has essentially been frozen in time since a North Vietnamese Army tank smashed through its gates in 1975.

  • The Cu Chi Tunnels near Ho Chi Minh City - The Cu Chi Tunnels are an immense network of connecting underground tunnels located about 40 km northwest of Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). This marvellous tourist attraction lets visitors experience what it must have been like for soldiers who used an extensive network of tunnels to move around undetected by their enemies.

  • My Tho near Ho Chi Minh City - The provincial capital, My Tho, sits on the northern bank of the Mekong (Tien Giang) River and has a number of offshore islands that can be easily visited on small tours. boating up a narrow, palm lined canal, followed by visits to a series of contrived attractions of diminishing interest, where you can see coconut candy or honey being produced, visit market gardens, perhaps a small pagoda.

  • Mekong Delta near Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta Day Cruise is a full-day guided boat trip that's great for travellers looking to explore a more traditional part of Ho Chi Minh City. Locally known as The River of the Nine Dragons, the 15,000 square-metre delta is home to several riverside villages, verdant forests, swamps, and rice plantations.

Siem Reap :

  • Angkor Wat Temple Complex - Angkor Wat was first a Hindu, then subsequently, a Buddhist temple complex in Cambodia and the largest religious monument in the world. The temple was built in the early 12th century. The temple is at the top of the high classical style of Khmer architecture. It has become a symbol of Cambodia, appearing on its national flag, and it is the country's prime attraction for visitors.

Destination Overview

Hanoi - Hanoi, also known as ‘Paris of the East’ is the capital city of Vietnam and a major political center. Hanoi, the millennial old city set on the banks of red river in Northern Vietnam displays a wide range of historical monuments like French quarter, St. Joseph’s Cathedral, Hanoi opera house retained from the French and Chinese colonial eras. Hanoi hosts several accommodations of varying prices and offers exciting travel options for cruising around the city. Delve into the local street food at old quarter and rich Vietnamese cuisine at the fine dine restaurants in Ba Dinh district. Hanoi is a major contributor in the advancing of Vietnam post world war.

Ho Chi Minh City - Ho Chi Minh City formerly known as "Saigon" is the biggest city and business capital of Vietnam and a popular arrival point for international travellers. Ho Chi Minh city hosts enchanting historical activities suitable for all ages from french architecture to preserved American War planes. Ho Chi Minh city also provides wide array of accommodation of varying price ranges and different modes of transportation to make it easier to explore and stroll around the city. Ho Chi Minh City attractions are a vibrant mix of old and new, with well-preserved colonial structures and war relics as well as sleek skyscrapers, elegant sports clubs, and expansive shopping malls against a metropolis backdrop. Great for immersing in the local culture, no two districts are the same in Ho Chi Minh City and there are plenty of ornate pagodas and Buddhist temples.

Siem Reap - Siem Reap in Cambodia is renowned for being home to Angkor Wat temples, a world renowned UNESCO World heritage site.

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