About VIETNAM & CAMBODIA TOUR
Glide through Phnom Penh’s fascinating streets on a cyclo ride, an elegant way to travel that may not exist for much longer.
Escape the crowds by entering Angkor Wat’s seldom-used eastern gate before dawn. Explore by torchlight, something few travellers get to experience, before watching the sun rise majestically over Angkor Wat’s spires.
Meet the inspiring children with disabilities that run the Healing the Wounded Heart shop in Hue. Spend time with them as they help you create a souvenir out of recycled materials – a meaningful travel memento.
Journey through the highlights of these South-east Asian gems, residing in 4-star hotels from start to finish. You’ll embark on multiple sightseeing adventures including Angkor Wat, the Marble Mountains and more while there are enough leisure days to recharge your batteries.
Vietnam & Cambodia Itinerary
Day 1: On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your Cambodia tour briefing.
Day 2: Begin your Phnom Penh city tour with a fun cyclo ride to the Central Market. Travel to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields memorial at Choeng Ek to learn about the country’s chilling history. In the afternoon, see the beautiful architecture of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Enjoy sunset drinks with your group at the iconic Foreign Correspondence Club.
Day 3: Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Drive to Tonle Sap Lake and explore the lake by boat. Return to Siem Reap and spend time exploring independently.
Day 4: Rise early and travel by tuk tuk to Angkor Wat’s East Gate entrance for sunrise. Explore the temple before entering the little-visited West Gate of the Angkor Thom complex. Spend time at Bayon Temple, and see the Terraces of the Elephant and Leper King. Enjoy free time at the hotel before exploring Banteay Srei Temple. Visit a palm sugar village and discover jungle-covered Ta Prohm Temple. This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.
Day 5: Fly from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. On arrival in Ho Chi Minh City, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your Vietnam tour briefing.
Day 6: Drive to Cu Chi and discover the network of underground tunnels. On your return to Ho Chi Minh City, enjoy a traditional Pho lunch. Wander along Dong Khoi Street, see the Notre-Dame Cathedral and Ho Chi Minh Square before visiting the War Remnants Museum on a walking tour. As the sun sets over the city, relax with a drink at the iconic rooftop bar, Saigon Saigon.
Day 7: Spend the day exploring the Mekong Delta. Visit a traditional brick factory, meet a family of weavers and enjoy a delicious local lunch. On the return drive to Ho Chi Minh City, stop at Cao Dai temple.
Day 8: Fly from Ho Chi Minh City to Hue and discover Emperor Tu Duc’s tomb, Imperial Palace and Citadel. Visit Spiral Foundation which employs people with disabilities and enjoy making a souvenir from recycled materials.
Day 9: Drive along scenic Hai Van Pass from Hue to Hoi An. On arrival in Hoi An, embark on a walking tour and visit a traditional ancient house, a Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese Covered Bridge.
Day 10: Enjoy a free day to do as much or as little as you like in Hoi An.
Day 11: Drive a short distance to Danang before flying to Haiphong and driving on to Halong Bay. Board a junk boat and feast on fresh seafood before exploring an enormous grotto.
Day 12: Rise early to see more of the bay. After brunch, disembark and drive to Hanoi. In the afternoon, wander the backstreets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and sample some local snacks. (Brunch)
Day 13: Discover Hanoi on a city tour with a visit to the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison, bustling Old Quarter and tranquil Temple of Literature. In the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, see the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda and House on Stilts. This evening, enjoy a farewell group dinner.
Day 14: Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.
12-Nts Hotel accommodation
1-Nt Cruise accommodation
Breakfast daily, three lunches and three dinners
Four internal flights within Asia
Transport in air-conditioned vehicles (except tuk-tuk touring)
Small group touring
Entrance fees and all tips on tour
English speaking tour leader