Vietnam - Cambodia in 14 days

Experience the essential of Vietnam and Cambodia at once in 14-day-long trip. Have utter surprise in every single day of traveling time. Visit to the most uncanny and mysterious places in Cambodia. And enjoy the peaceful, intriguing Vietnam.

Trip Highlights

  • Attend Cao Dai religious ceremony (a unique religion combined of Buddhism, Christianity, and Confucianism)
  • Have "Indiana Jones" experience while struggling through jungle to visit recently discovered Beng Mealea temple
  • Catch a typical glimpse of Vietnam and Cambodia for only 2 weeks

Trip Summary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

You will be warmly welcome upon arrival Hanoi airport and transferred to your hotel. Free at the rest of the day. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

 Red Bridge in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

Morning pick up and enjoy a day Hanoi city tour including Ho Chi Minh complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, The Presidential Palace, House on stilt and One Pillar Pagoda). Continue to visit the Temple of Literature - the First University of Vietnam. Lunch in a local restaurant. Afterward, visit Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Return to Hanoi Old Quarter for a daily-life-discovering walking tour. Return to hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

 Flower vendor in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi > Halong

After breakfast, pick up and transfer from your hotel to Halong Bay. Arrive to Halong at noon and get on our traditional wooden boat/cruise. Enjoy your time for relaxing, sightseeing and swimming. Visit the Floating Fishing village and swimming if the weather permits. Meals are including. Overnight on board

 Vung Vieng floating village in Ha Long

Day 4: Halong > Hanoi

Wake up on the bay to the sounds of waves and birds welcoming the new day. View the sunrise over the bay and after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone grotto. Have a walk back to the boat for a final glimpse of Halong Bay while cruising back to the dock. Drive back to Hanoi and stay overnight. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

 Cruise ships in Ha Long 

Day 5: Hanoi > Hue

Morning transfer to Noi Bai airport for your flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Phu Bai Airport you will be transferred directly to your hotel. In the afternoon you will embark on a tour of the city, including the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and Dong Ba market. Dinner and you will stay overnight in Hue.

Dong Ba - The oldest market in Hue

Day 6: Hue > Hoi An

Morning enjoy hotel breakfast before discovering the ancient capital city. Cruising Perfume River by boat. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and ornate Minh Mang's tomb. Lunch at local restaurant.

Transfer to Hoi An in the afternoon after traveling over the Hai Van pass and visiting Cham Museum with handicraft village on the foot of Marble Mountain .Check in Hotel in Hoi An and have some free time to explore the town. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.

 Cruising Huong river

Day 7: Hoi An > My Son > Hoi An

Morning pickup at your hotel for the transfer to My Son, a World Heritage, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was a capital and religious center of Cham people, built from the 7 to 13 centuries and considered to be in the same league as some of Southeast Asia's greatest archaeological sites, namely Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar, and Ayutthaya in Thailand. Spend times to discover this area and return to Hoi An town at noon. Free at the rest of the day for shopping or discovering the ancient town. Meals are on your own. Overnight in Hoi An.

Ancient Hindu temples of Cham culture in My Son

Day 8: Hoi An > Flight to Ho Chi Minh City

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Saigon. Upon arrival to Saigon, enjoy a day tour to visit the most beautiful places in this area including Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace, and the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum. Lunch in a local restaurant. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Saigon.

Notre Dame Cathedral in Sai Gon

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City > Mekong River Delta > Ho Chi Minh City

Morning pick up at your hotel then leave Saigon, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway. Visit Vinh Trang pagoda in My Tho, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Proceed to Tortoise islet, have lunch in the orchard garden. Boat ride to An Khanh - a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan. Enjoy seasonal fruit & honey tea to the local sound of "Southern Vietnamese folk music". Visit a family business epitomizing the idyllic rural lifestyle. Meet the bus and return to Saigon with fascinating collection of beautiful memories. Drop off at hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Saigon.

 My Tho

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City > Cu Chi > Cao Dai Temple > Ho Chi Minh City

Morning transfer to Cao Dai - The Great Holy See Temple, arguably one of the most striking structures in South-East Asia. Fantastically experience midday ceremony's extravaganza held by the Cao Dai followers. Afternoon enjoy a tour to 200-km-long legendary Cu Chi Tunnel, where Viet Cong hid during the War and was enormously devastated by bomb and mine. Visit the tunnels and watch a short introductory video showing how the tunnels were constructed. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnel. Afterwards, enjoy tea, cassava (guerrilla’s food in war time). Return to hotel in Saigon. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Saigon

 Cu Chi tunnels

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City > Flight to Siemreap

Morning transfer to the airport for your flight to Siemreap. Arrive to Siemreap, local guide pick up and transfer to hotel. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Siemreap

 Siem Reap

Day 12: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat Temples

Morning visit Angkor Thom (the Great City), Sough Gate, Bayon temple, famous for 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Proceed to Baphuon temple, a pyramidal representation of mythical Mount Meru. Visit Terrace of Elephants – a base for king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of Leper King – a 7m high platform, on the top stands a nude, though sexless statute; and Hinduism temple Phimean Akas (Celestial Palace). Afternoon discover World Heritage Angkor Wat temple, the most breathtaking monument of Angkor group; natural-stone Phnom Bakheng (Mountain temple). Contemplate sunset view from Angkor Wat. Return to hotel in Siemreap. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Siemreap

Angkor Wat 

Day 13: Phnom Kulen & the Ben Mealea Temple

Morning drive to Phnom Kulen, the sacred birthplace of Khmer empire. Arrive at the top of Phnom Kulen and enjoy the stunning view of the plains. Discover stone carvings in a riverbed and visit several hidden pagodas. Take a refresh bath under picturesque waterfall. Return to Siemreap for lunch. Have uncanny “Indiana Jones” experience when struggling through scary jungle to discover the one-of-a-kind Beng Mealea temple. Dinner is on your own. Overnight in Siemreap.

Waterfall in Phnom Kulen National Park 

Day 14: Siem Reap 

Out Free until time for your transfer to the airport for your flight back home. Trip ends

Siem Reap International Airport

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