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$1650  $1800 
17 days 16 nights
TourID: CAV17
Deluxe & Private

17 days - Best of Cambodia and Vietnam

Imagine a country full of ancient and modern history, saturated with beautiful religious monuments, teeming with wildlife, and lush with rice fields, grasslands, and rivers. This is probably not how most people think of Cambodia, but after travelling through the country on this 17-day tour, your opinion is likely to change. Get off the tourist trail and let our travel experts show you the real heart of Cambodia.

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Cambodia – Tonle Sap lakeCambodia – Tonle Sap lake
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Time & Places Activity
Day 1 Phnom Penh


means car

Arrival in Phnom Penh. We welcome and transfer you to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 2 Phnom Penh


means car

Morning, visit the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields & Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison) which serve as a testament to the crimes of the Khmer Rouge (From 1975–1979. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, take some minutes at Independent Monument for photo taking. After that, visit the opulent Royal Place, home to Cambodia’s Royal family, and its Silver Pagoda. Continue your visit at The National Museum with its superb collection of Khmer art. The last place to visit today is Wat Phnome, the most famous buddhist temple in Phnom Penh.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

(B,L)

Day 3 Kratie


means car

Head to Kampong Cham, soak in the scenery of rural Cambodia, drive through cashew nut plantations, rice fields, and traditional villages. Tour the town center before continuing to Wat Nokor.

Afternoon, your lesiure in the sleepy riverside town of Kratie. Enjoy a spectacular Mekong sunset.

Overnight in Kratie.

(B,L)

Day 4 Kratie


means car

Morning, a walk to a local market, see local people trading. Set out for a countryside tour. And then board a boat to try and catch a glimpse of the endangered, freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins. Continue towards the village Sambo for a visit of Wat Sorsor Mouy Roy Pagoda.

Afternoon, cross the river to the island of Koh Trong, take a horse cart or biking, see floating village and much more. Return to Kratie by boat.

Overnight in Udom Sambath, Kratie.

(B,L)

Day 5 Kampong Thom


means car

Depart for Kampong Thom, see the countryside scenery and the local life during the transfer. Visit take 1000 steps climbing up to Phnom Santuk Mountain, enjoy spectacular vistas from the top. Continue by road to Kampong Thom. Afternoon, your leisure time in Kampong Thom.

Overnight in Kampong Thom.

(B,L)

Day 6 Siem Reap


means car

Heading out to north of town, visit Sambor Prei Kuk, a jungle-enclosed temple complex, very less touristy and worth your visit. See the melding of architecture with nature surrounding. Lunch with local food. Continue towards Siem Reap.

On arrival in Siem Reap, check-in at the hotel and leisure in the afternoon.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L)

Day 7 Siem Reap


means car

Morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom. Continue your visit at Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Lunch at a local restaurant.

Afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor.

Evening, enjoy buffet dinner and watch Khmer Traditional Dance Show at a local restaurant.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L,D)

Day 8 Siem Reap


means car

Morning, visit some famous temples in Siem Reap including: East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Panan, Preah Khan, Pre Rup.

Afternoon, sightseeing at the Tonle Sap Lake, the “Great Lake” of Cambodia, on a traditional wooden boat.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L)

Day 9 Siem Reap


means car

One hour transfer to the quiet Beng Mealea. A short walk through the dense jungle to discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, undiscovered for centuries. Continue your visit to the pretty temple of Banteay Srey.

Afternoon, stop at a local communities and interact with locals, get intruduced about local produces, Palm Wine and Palm Sugar.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

(B,L)

Day 10 Hanoi


means airplane

Morning, your leisure for your relaxation in Siem Reap. Afternoon, we transfer you to airport for flight to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

(B)

Day 11 Hanoi


means car

Hanoi city tour. Visit some famous places in Hanoi that includes The Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem lake, Ngoc Son Temple, Ethnology Museum and a cyclo tour around the Old Quarter of Hanoi.Evening, transfer to station for a night train to Sapa. Overnight in train.

(B,L)

Day 12 Sapa


means train

Arrival in Sapa. Get a shower and breakfast at a hotel in Sapa. Leave your luggage at its store and star trekking.

Admire the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien moutain ranges, terraced rice paddies. Meet Black H’mong tribes. Towards the Zay village to enjoy the great landscape.

Overnight in a local house of a Dzay family OR at a hotel in Sapa town (as per your preference).

(B,L,D)

Day 13 Sapa


means train

Continue exploring the beautiful Sapa. Trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, visit Giang Ta Chai village, Muong Hoa River, Supan village.

Go back to Sapa town.

Overnight on train back to Hanoi.

(B,L)

Day 14 Halong bay


means boat cruise

Early morning, Arrival in Hanoi. Get a shower and breakfast at hotel.

We leave Hanoi for Halong bay around 8.00am. Upon arrival in Halong, embark and have delicous lunch onboard. We cruise through thousand amazing islands and islets during the lunch. After lunch, take a refresh in your room before visiting Surprising Cave, kayaking, swimming… Go back to the boat, get a drink and enjoy a sunset scenery in the bay.

Overnight aboat in Halong bay.

(B,L,D)

Day 15 Halong bay


means boat cruise

One more day in Halong bay. Scenic cruising to the most tranquil areas of Halong Bay. Get on an island for swimming, sunbathing…

Spend another night aboard.

(B,L,D)

Day 16 Halong bay


means boat cruise

Morning, breakfast on board. Cruise further and stop at a Pearl Farm village. Continue cruising through many islands and islets to explore the hidden charm of Halong bay. Lunch on board while going back to the prier. Transfer back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

(B,L)

Day 17 Hanoi


means car

Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure time in Hanoi to explore the city on your own until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

(B)

Detailed itinerary [Click here]

DAY 1 – PHNOM PENH – ARRIVAL (D)

Arrival in Phnom Penh. We welcome and transfer you to hotel. Rest of the day is your leisure time to explore the city on your own.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 2 – PHNOM PENH (B,L)

Morning, visit the notorious Choeung Ek Killing Fields, 15km southwest of Phnom Penh. This one is the site of brutal executions of more than 17,000 individuals, most of whom first suffered through interrogations, torture and deprivation in Toul Sleng Prison during Pol Pot regime (From 1975–1979).

Continue your visit to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S21 prison). This prison was a high school, and used as a prison by Pol Pot’s security forces and became the largest center for detention and torture during the rule of the Khmer Rouge. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

After lunch, take some minutes at Independent Monument for photo taking. We then visit the opulent Royal Place, home to Cambodia’s Royal family. The Royal Palace is built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town. Continue at the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles.

Leaving the Royal Palce, you will visit at The National Museum with its superb collection of Khmer art. The last place to visit today is Wat Phnome, the most famous buddhist temple in Phnom Penh. Wat Phnom was built in 1373, and stands 27 metres above the ground. It is the tallest religious structure in the city. The pagoda was given the name of Wat Preah Chedey Borapaut.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh.

DAY 3 – PHNOM PENH – KAMPONG CHAM – KRATIE (B)

Head to Kampong Cham, a former French trading post town and soak in the scenery of rural Cambodia as you drive past cashew nut plantations, rice fields, and traditional villages. Tour the town center before continuing to Wat Nokor, an evocative 11th century sandstone Buddhist shrine. Leaving Wat Nokor and continue the journey to Kratie.

Arrive in Kratie. Enoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Spend the afternoon at your lesiure in the sleepy riverside town of Kratie. Enjoy a spectacular Mekong sunset with perhaps a cold drink this evening. The Kratie stretch of the river is particularly famed for its striking sunsets.

Overnight at hotel in Kratie.

DAY 4 – KRATIE (B,L)

Morning, stroll through this laid-back northern town, visiting the local market where vendors sell everything from fresh fruits and meats to motorbike tires and helmets. Set out for a countryside tour and then board a boat in the afternoon to try and catch a glimpse of the endangered, freshwater Irrawaddy dolphins. Continue towards the village Sambo for a visit of Wat Sorsor Mouy Roy Pagoda with a scenic lunch served amongst the grounds.

Afternoon, cross the river to the island of Koh Trong and experience typical Cambodian village life. Upon arrival, you can decide whether you would like to take a local horse cart or pedal yourself around the island on a bicycle. Visit the island’s Wat where you will take part in a tree planting project initiated by a local farmer, in order to recultivate the once densely forested island. Continue with a visit to the Vietnamese floating village on the southern tip of the island.

Return to Kratie by boat this afternoon.

Overnight at hotel in Udom Sambath, Kratie.

DAY 5 – KRATIE – KAMPONG THOM (B)

Depart for Kampong Thom passing through lush grasslands- home to a plethora of waterbirds- and watch out for ox-carts along the road, the main form of local transportation in this region. Although there are almost 1000 steps, climbing up Phnom Santuk Mountain offers spectacular vistas of the surrounding countryside and houses a small pagoda at the top. After soaking in the view, descend the steps and continue by road to Kampong Thom.

This afternoon, spend your time at leisure in Kampong Thom.

Overnight at hotel in Kampong Thom.

DAY 6 – KAMPONG THOM – SIEM REAP (B,L)

Leaving Kampong Thom for Sambor Prei Kuk. Sambor Prei Kuk, 30 kms north of town, is a jungle-enclosed temple complex that receives very few tourists due to its remote location. However, a visit to these Pre-Angkorian ruins should not be missed. As you travel through the ruins on bike and foot, you will be awe-struck at the melding of architecture and nature, as the brick structures here blend seemlessly with the nature surrounding them.

You will have the chance to visit and contribute to the sustainability of the people’s livelihood as the local community will prepare a simple but tasty lunch for you near the temples. After lunch, continue our journey towards Siem Reap.

On arrival in Siem Reap, check in to the hotel and enjoy the remainder of the afternoon at leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 7 – SIEM REAP – Explore Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom (B,L)

In the morning, visit to the antique capital of Angkor Thom (literally: “Great City”), located in present day Cambodia, was the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. Continue your visit at the South Gate with its huge statues depicting the churning of the ocean of milk, the Bayon Temple, unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara, the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.

Continue your visit to Ta Prohm, one of the most beautiful temples in Angkor. Ta Prohm has been relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean, a fountain built in the middle of a pool (representing the paradisiacal Himalayan mountain-lake), Ta Som, built in late 12th century C.E. the most distant temple on the grand circuit, small but classic.

In the afternoon, visit Angkor Wat the most famous of all the temples on the plain of Angkor. The temple complex covers 81 hectares and is comparable in size to the Imperial Palace in Beijing. Its distinctive five towers are emblazoned on the Cambodian flag and the 12th century masterpiece is considered by art historians to be the prime example of classical Khmer art and architecture.

Before ending the tour today, enjoy a wonderful sunset scenery from the Top of Phnom Bakhen Hill.

In the evening, enjoy a delicous dinner at a nice local restaurant in Seam Reap. Watch a Apsara dance show while dining.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 8 – SIEM REAP – Famous temples and Tonle Sap lake (B,L)

Morning, visit some famous temples in Siem Reap including: East Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Panan, Preah Khan, Pre Rup.

  • The East Mebon is a 10th Century temple at Angkor, Cambodia. Built during the reign of King Rajendravarman, it stands on what was an artificial island at the center of the now dry East Baray reservoir.
  • Ta Som is a small temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built at the end of the 12th century for King Jayavarman VII. It is located north east of Angkor Thom and just east of Neak Pean.
  • Neak Pean at Angkor, Cambodia is an artificial island with a Buddhist temple on a circular island in Preah Khan Baray built during the reign of King Jayavarman VII. It is the “Mebon” of the Preah Khan baray.
  • Preah Khan is a temple at Angkor, built by the King Jayavarman VII. Preah Khan is, like Ta Prohm, a place of towered enclosures and shoulder hugging corridors. However, the temple of Preah Khan is in a reasonable state of preservation and ongoing restoration efforts should maintain and even improve this situation.
  • Pre Rup is a temple at Angkor, Cambodia, built as the state temple of Khmer king Rajendravarman and dedicated in 961 or early 962. It is a temple mountain of combined brick, laterite and sandstone construction.

Afternoon, enjoy breakfast at hotel. Visit Angkor National Museum at 7.30am.

Angkor National Museum is an archaeological museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of Angkorian artifacts, also to provides information and education about art and culture of Khmer civilization, with collections mainly dated from Khmer Empire’s Angkor period circa 9th to 14th-century. Most of the artifacts are discovered in and around the Angkor archaeological sites nearby. The museum is located in Vithei Charles de Gaulle No. 968, Siem Reap, Cambodia, on the way between downtown Siem Reap to northern road leading to Angkor ancient city.

After that, take a boat trip for sight-seeing on Tonle Sap Lake, the Great Lake of Cambodia. It is one of the largest lakes in Asia. Here, enjoy a brief cruise past floating villages complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals.

Leave the lake and head to downtown to visit Artisan’s D’angkor, the caving art school. Continue your visit to Wat ThmeiWat Thmei near Charles de Gaulle Boulevard in Siem Reap, Cambodia where you will find a small memorial stupa which contains the skulls and bones of victims killed during the regime of the Khmer Rouge during 1975 – 1979.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 9 – SIEM REAP (B,L)

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the quiet Beng Mealea (1h drive). Enjoy a short walk through the dense jungle and discover the wonders of an overgrown temple, Beng Mealea, which lay undiscovered for centuries. From here, travel to the “gem” of the Angkor area, the pretty temple of Banteay Srey. The so-called “Citadel of the Women” displays some of the finest examples of classical Khmer art.

This afternoon, you will have the opportunity to stop at local communities and interact with locals, followed by an introduction into the production of rice paper before sampling some Palm Wine and Palm Sugar, both local produce.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

DAY 10: Siem Reap – Hanoi (B)

Morning, spend your leisure time in Siem Reap, relaxation or go shopping.

Afternoon, our drive picks you up at hotel and transfer you to airport for flight to Hanoi. Upon your arrival, we transfer you to hotel in Hanoi. Take your time to explore the city yourself.

Stay overnight at hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 11: Hanoi – City tour – night train to Sapa (B,L)

Morning, pick you up at hotel to start the Hanoi city tour at 8.30am. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and Ho Chi Minh Museum. Enjoy the architectural and historical aspects of Uncle Ho’s final resting-palace. Just next door is Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts where he used to live in the past. Lying to one side of the Mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, built by King Ly Thai To in 1049 the structure has become an important symbol for the people of Hanoi.

Continue your visit to the Temple of Literature (Quoc Tu Giam) – Vietnam’s first University constructed in 1070. Its gardens and well-preserved architecture offer a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam’s past. Have lunch at a local restaurants.

Afternoon, proceed to visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology – a research centre and a public museum exhibiting the ethnic groups of Vietnam. After that, we will take you to Hoan Kiem Lake, see the peaceful water and visit Ngoc Son Temple.

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Enjoy an hours of cyclo tour around the bustling old quarter to see the ordinary life of Vietnamese people in Hanoi. At 06.00pm, drop you off at hotel. It’s your free time now to have dinner and a short while to explore the streets of Hanoi on your own.

Evening, around 20.00,  Our tour assistant pick up from your hotel to go to Tran Quy Cap train station. He will lead you to your cabin on the train. The train departs and sleep the night on train.

Overnight on train.

DAY 12: Sapa – trek and admire the beauty of Sapa (B,L,D)

Early morning at 5.00, We will pick you up at Lao Cai railway station by a van, to take you up to the township of Sapa which takes approx one hour arriving at.

After breakfast and a morning shower, we will walk from Sapa towards Muong Hoa valley where we can admire magnificient landscape. Here you will discover the wonderful scenery of Hoang Lien moutain ranges amd meet Black H’mong tribes. Trek through terraced rice paddies and minority villages along the Muong Hoa River, where we can here a nice swim. We then cross the suspension bridge towards the Zay village, arriving at Ta Van village. Enjoy the great landscape surrounding the village.

Stay overnight:

  • Option 1: Enjoying the company and hospitality of our Zay family and homestay overnight.
  • Option 2: Back to Sapa town. Staying overnight at hotel.

DAY 13: Sapa – Hanoi (B,L,D)

Option 1: Ta Van – Giang Ta Chai – Su Pan – Sa pa 

Enjoy mountainous landscape with your sunrise coffee, then enjoy a delicious breakfast ready to trek through bamboo forests towards Giang Ta Chai waterfall, cross over a rattan suspension bridge and enter into Giang Ta Chai village which is inhabited by the Red Zao minorities.

Here we will experience their daily life then cross over the Muong Hoa River up the mountain to visit Supan village of the H’mong people.

Option 2: Visit Cat Cat village and Sin Chai village

After breakfast at hotel, a walk down to the South-west of Sapa (around 4 km) to visit Cat Cat village of the Black H’mong. Relax at the food of the stunning waterfall and the vestige of a hydroelectric power station that was constructed by the French during the colonial time in Vietnam. Enjoy picnic lunch by the side of the river, and then next 6 km to Sin Chai, the village located at the foot of Fansipan Mountain, “the roof of Vietnam and Indochina”. From here you can enjoy huge stunning landscapes before climbing up on the way a jeep to return to Sapa.

Back to Sapa. Take a fresh shower in the hotel before heading to Lao Cai train station for the night train back to Hanoi.

DAY 14: Halong bay (B,L,D)

At 05.00am, arrive at Tran Quy Cap station (Hanoi). Our tour assistant welcomes you back, accompany you to hotel for a morning shower and breakfast.

Around 8.00am, Our guide Pick you up at your hotel and go to Halong bay on a shuttle bus. Take a rest at Humanity center and enjoy local specialties after 2h. Arrival in Halong at 11.45. The captain and crew welcome you aboard. Savor the delicious lunch as boat pass through thousands of Islands and Islets with different shapes.

After the lunch, explore the biggest and the most amazing cave in Halong Bay –Surprise Cave. Then Kayaking for an hour around the fishing village and discover the life of community there. Then back to boat for Sunset Party, get to calm, clean water place for swimming. Enjoy delicious and romantic dinner with some barbecue courses.

In the evening, free time for entertainment with the funny plays such as squid fishing, karaoke program, stars watching on sundeck… Spend romantic night on board.

Stay overnight on boat in Halong bay.

DAY 15: Halong bay (B,L,D)

08:15, Transfer to a smaller daily boat, hiking up to the peak of Titop island, this is great chance to have a panoramic view of Halong Bay. Scenic cruising for hours to the most tranquil areas of Halong Bay. After that, you will have time for swimming, sunbathing…

Enjoy lunch before discovering the exceptional beauty of nature in the tranquil bay.

Around 17:00, get back to the mother boat to refresh and relax. Having dinner and spend the night aboard.

Stay overnight aboard.

DAY 16: Halong bay – Hanoi (B,L)

In the morning, breakfast, fruits, coffee and tea are served on board. Cruise further and stop-over at a pearl farm to sea real peace cultivated by local fisherman. After that, we continue cruising further, go throught many islands and islets to discover the hidden charm of the bay.

Join a cooking class opened right on the cruise for all the people are interested in cooking, especially cooking Vietnamese food. Cruise back to the prier while having lunch. Say goodbye to the crew and disembark. Get on bus to go back to Hanoi. Arrival in Hanoi around 04.30pm.

Stay overnight in Hanoi.

DAY 17: Hanoi – Departure (B)

Breakfast at hotel. Your leisure time in Hanoi to explore the city on your own until we transfer you to airport for your departure flight.

Price per person in USD

Group of pax 2 pax 3-5 pax 6++ pax
Deluxe
3 star
1,650 1,580 1,470
Super
4 star
1,990 1,880 1,770
Luxury
5 star
2,550 2,440 2,340

Hotel grade:

  • Deluxe: 3 star hotel
  • Super: 4 star hotel
  • Luxury: 5 star hotel

The price includes:

  • Hotels and other accommodations.
  • Meals as mentioned (B,L,D = Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
  • English speaking local guide
  • Transfers as mentioned
  • Entrance fees.

Excludes:

  • Drinks
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
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