Experience the essential sites on this value tour from North to South Vietnam and through Cambodia to the temples of Angkor. See the capital Hanoi on a city tour, travel to Halong Bay for a scenic overnight cruise, and then head to the city of Hue in Central Vietnam in a sleeper berth on an overnight train on the Reunification Express (option to upgrade to flight available). Explore the city of Hue, walk about the UNESCO recognized town of Hoi An and then head southward to Ho Chi Minh City for two nights including a city tour. Travel to Cambodia and discover a rich culture and some of the most impressive temple monuments in the world. Start with a tour of the capital, Phnom Penh, and then travel overland to the city of Siem Reap, home to the temples of Angkor. Complete with English speaking guides, multiple departure dates, 3-star or 4-star accommodation, on trip flights, and more.
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Group travel, all taxes, Hotel accommodation with daily breakfast, services of expert English speaking local guides, tours and entrance fees to sites listed on the itinerary, air-conditioned transportation, overnight train in shared soft sleeper berth from Hanoi to Hue (option to upgrade to flight available), 2 lunches, 2 on-tour flights, overnight cruise on Halong Bay, and airport transfers. International flights are not included, contact us for a no-obligation air quote. Entry visas for Vietnam and Cambodia are required, but are not included. Contact us for details.
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Optional Tours & Activities
Optional tours and activities are available, please enquire for details.
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Upon arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be met at the airport for transportation to the hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.
Breakfast is included at the hotel followed by a half-day touring the city sites. With your guide, head to Ba Dinh Square to see the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and then stop to see the historic One Pillar Pagoda. Wander about the walled courtyards and graceful gateways of the Temple of Literature, and then take a walking tour through the bustling and winding streets of the Old Quarter. Return to the hotel and have the afternoon free at your leisure.
Meet at the hotel for your morning bus transportation to Halong Bay where you will board the boat for your overnight cruise around the limestone islets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Continue cruising the bay in the morning and then disembark for your transportation back to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be transferred to the train station for your overnight train journey to the city of Hue in Central Vietnam.
Option to upgrade to fly from Hanoi to Hue is available, instead of overnight train. Please enquire.
On arrival in Hue, you’ll be met at the train station for transportation to the hotel. Enjoy lunch with local Hue specialties and then head out on a guided tour to see the impressive Citadel and the Royal Antique Museum.
This morning, take a boat ride to the Thien Mu Pagoda, a symbol of Hue, located on the bank of the Perfume River. Afterwards, take a scenic drive to the town of Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. On arrival in Hoi an, take a walking tour of the old-town before having the evening free at your leisure.
The full day is free at your leisure. Optional tours are available.
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then meet for transportation to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, you’ll be met for transportation to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is free for independent discovery.
This morning, enjoy a guided city tour. Highlights include a photo-stop at the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and Central Post Office, and then head to Chinatown to see the bustling streets, a local temple, and the Binh Tay Market before returning to the hotel for the afternoon free at your leisure. Optional tours are available, please enquire.
Meet at the hotel at the required time for transportation to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On arrival, you’ll be met and transferred to the hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is free at your leisure.
Breakfast is included at the hotel followed by a half-day touring the city sites. With your guide, head to the National Museum, the Silver Pagoda, and the impressive Royal Palace. In the afternoon, transfer to the bus station and take a shared bus through the countryside as you pass water buffalo, rice paddies, and traditional wooden homes on the way to Siem Reap (approx. 5-6 hours, no guide). On arrival in Siem Reap, you will check-in to the hotel for the evening free at your leisure. Stay three nights in Siem Reap.
Enjoy a full day touring the Angkor complex. Enter Angkor Thom through the Southern Gate and explore the ancient city. See the ruins at the Bayon Temple, Baphoun, and Phimeanakas, and more, and then head to the famed temple of Ta Prohm mystically covered in overgrown tree roots. Complete the day at Angkor Wat itself as you have a guided tour followed by sunset over the monuments.
Enjoy the full day free at your leisure. Optional tours are available, please enquire.
Meet at the hotel at the required time for transportation to the airport. Checkout by 12 noon.
Days 3 & 4: Cruise the majestic Halong Bay on a traditional Junk.
Day 12: Explore the Temples of Angkor.
This itinerary has been tried & tested and can be booked as-is. However, should you wish to customize your tour, you may contact us here.
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