Charm Of Vietnam & Cambodia

  • 12 Days 11 Nights
  • From $2,790
  • 2023 & 2024
  • International and Domestic Vietnam Airlines airfare
  • 3-4-5 ⭐️ Accommodation

Overview

Uncover Vietnam and Cambodia, two of Southeast Asia’s most captivating destinations on this comprehensive package in 12 days 11 nights.

Experience 1000-year-old capital Hanoi, cruise among the limestone islands and unearthly emerald waters of Bai Tu Long Bay, immerse yourself in history preserved in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Hoi An Ancient Town, enjoy bustling Ho Chi Minh City, take your leisure at Mekong Delta on boat cruises and discover archaeological wonders in Cambodia.

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Highlights

  • Explore thousand-year-old capital Hanoi
  • Uncover the crystal waters and limestone karsts of Ha Long Bay on luxury cruise.
  • Enjoy time at leisure in Hoi An – bewitching ancient town drenched in yellow.
  • Experience Mekong Delta – Vietnam’s beautiful, lush area on cruise
  • Take your free time in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Discover archaeological wonders in Siem Reap (Cambodia)
  • Visit Ninh Binh, Hanoi Water Puppet Show, My Son Sanctuary, Ba Na Hills, Cam Thanh ECO – Cooking Class, on optional tours.
  • With multiple-entry visa to VN -> clients can be back to Ho Chi Minh City for free and easy stay.

Itinerary

Day 1Perth - Arrival Danang - Hoi An (No Meal)

Depart Tuesdays from Perth

Upon arrival at Danang airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel in Hoi An. Then you are free.

Overnight in Hoi An.
Meals: None

Day 2Hoi An - Free Day (Breakfast)

Today you are free for your own exploration in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Optional SIC tour to Ba Na Hill
Depart: 7:30-8:00 from Hoi An
End: 17:30 – 18:00 at Hoi An

07:30 am – 08:00 am: Our Minivan and a tour guide pick you up at the hotel lobby. Reach Ba Na Hills via Cable Car.

Spend your time on the most modern Cable Car in Southeast Asia, then take The Climbing Train to visit the top of the mountain & further explore Le Jardin D’Amour (consists of 9 gardens), Debay Wine Cellar (old wineries) & Ling Ung Pagoda.

Continue the 2nd Cable Car to visit the French Village (enjoy Street Music, watch Art’s statue), Campanile, Nine Floor Goddess Shrine, Tombstone Temple, Linh Phong Monastery, Linh Chua Linh Tu Temple & Tru Vu Tea Shop.

Watch Carnival Performance Show, Square Du Dome…
Challenge the most popular adventure ride – Slide of Tube Car (free ride),

Lunch at Restaurant (Buffet)

Join in Fantasy Park with Walking in Fairy Forest, discover Dinosaur Park, play 5D wild west, enjoy 4D death race ride, watch 3D mega 360-degree, ride on Journey into the underground, enter Jurassic Park, challenge Free fall Tower and participate in adventure in Horror House and over 90 free games.

15:00: return the Cable Car for leaving Ba Na Hills.
Highlight: Unique and unique design, unprecedented in Vietnam, the Golden Bridge is built at a height of more than 1400 meters above sea level. With a total length of about 150 meters, with 8 spans, the largest is 21.2 meters. The bridge is made of 3 meters wide, 5 cm thick wood; along the aisles are planted a lot of flowers, Queen Green, above the railing is made of stainless-steel gilt.

16:45 – 18:00: Our Minivan brings you back to your hotel. Tour ends.
Included: Sharing bus car with A/C, cable cars, entrance fee in the Fantasy Park, Alpine Coaster, Le Jardin D’amour, Debay Wine Cellar fee, Lunch with buffet, a bottle of mineral water, English speaking tour guide.

Day 3Hoi An - Free Day (Breakfast)

Today you are free for your own exploration in Hoi An. Overnight in Hoi An.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Optional tour to Cam Thanh Coconut Jungle Cooking Class

8:00 your guide will pick you up at your hotel at 8 am to 8:30 am by car or minivan.
Learn some Vietnamese words that can be used to bargain with local people over something at the market.

8:30 am: comeback to your cargo to the countryside where you can stop to take photo (5 minutes)

8:45: you can explore the local market. Your guide will give you some money so that you can buy something from the local market.

9:45: take round boats to cooking school at Cam Thanh fishing village. We join with the local fisherman in traditional round boats as we paddle into coconut forest waterways to catch purple crabs, take photos, and enjoy fresh air.

10:00 arrive cooking school

welcome drink
Your chef will demonstrate Vietnamese menu:
You cook by yourself

How to make
1/ fish sauce
2/ rice paper you can try how to make a wet rice paper
3/ make wet spring rolls: You use wet rice paper to make spring rolls with shrimp, pork, herbs..
Then you can taste with fish sauce
4/ green papaya ( mango or banana flower) salad
6/ fish in Banana leaf: when the meal has been prepared we will enjoy what you cooked
13:30: Back to hotel, end tour.

Day 4Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi (Breakfast)

Suggestion flight time from 10:00 – 12:00

After breakfast, we will transfer to airport to take flight to Hanoi. On arrival Noi Bai airport, you will have time to explore the charming city of Hanoi, often referred to as the ‘Paris of the East’, with its yellow ochre colonial buildings, tree-lined boulevards and scenic lakes. Then you will visit Hoan Kiem lake with Ngọc Son temple and take a cycle trip around the old quarter street before enjoying the water puppet show in the front of Hoan Kiem lake. The remainder of the day is free at leisure for your own exploration in Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 5Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

After breakfast, our tour guide and driver pick you up from the hotel to transfer to Halong Bay – the number one destination of Vietnam.

Itinerary of 3-star cruise: Oriental Sail Cruise

08.00 – 8.30 Leave Ha Noi city for Ha Long International Cruise Port in Bai Chay town, Ha Long city. Refresh up at the lounge.

12.00 – 12.30 Embark Oriental Sails. Enjoy welcome drink and get a brief introduction about cruise and safety guidelines. Check-in your cabin.

13.15 Have lunch while cruising in the magnificent Ha Long Bay, admiring the fascinating nature, then anchor at Titop Island area.

15.00 – 16.00 Join a guided visit to Sung Sot Cave (also called Amazing Cave), one of the biggest and the most beautiful cave in Ha Long Bay.

16.00 – 17.00 Climb to the peak of Titop Island for the panorama view of the bay. Going down and relaxing on the beach, swimming in the crystal water.

17.20 Return Oriental Sails, enjoying the sunset while relaxing with Happy hour from now to dinner time at the bar.

18.00 Enjoy happy hours with various drinks on discounts. Take part in a cooking demonstration and food décor with our Chef

19.00 – 21.00 Dinner is served. Private dinner is available on requested

21.00 – 22.00 Time to join squid fishing with the crew, sing karaoke or just laze around or relax in your cabin. Overnight on Oriental Sails

Itinerary of 4-star cruise: Victory Cruise

11:30 – 12:15 : Arrive at Halong International Cruise Port.

12:30 – 13:00 : Embark on Victory. Check-in, enjoy welcome drinks and cruise briefing.

13:00 – 14:30 : Enjoy lunch while cruising to magnificent Bai Tu Long Bay, admire the fascinating formations on the way.

15:30 – 16:30 : Explore the well- hidden Thien Canh Son Cave.

17:00 – 17:30 : Return to boat – Swim or relax on sundeck.

18:00 : Anchor for overnight in Cong Do area.

18:15 : Pre-dinner cocktail party (complimentary “Halong sunset” cocktail with snacks).

18:30 – 19:00 : Cooking class in restaurant or outdoor.

19:30 – 21:00 : Savour a delicious set dinner in restaurant.

21:00 – 23:00 : Night time squid fishing or relax and enjoy fresh air. Overnight in Cong Do area

Itinerary of 5-star cruise: La Regina Grand Cruise

11:30 – Arrive at Le Regina private lounge – Lot 24, Tuan Chau Marina – Halong. Receive a warm welcome with a refreshing drink and undergo an express check-in process before boarding the La Regina Grand Cruise.

12:15 – Transferred by speed boat/tender to La Regina Grand Cruise. Embark on the cruise and be greeted by the Cruise Manager, who will provide a comprehensive briefing on the cruise itinerary, activities, and safety guidelines. As the boat sets sail towards Lan Ha Bay, take in the breathtaking views and enjoy the comfort of the cruise.

13:00 – Indulge in a delectable Vietnamese cuisine meal, specially crafted to tantalize your taste buds while avoiding the tourist crowds, ensuring a serene and relaxing dining experience.

15:30 – Reach the enchanting Light and Dark Cave, a prominent attraction in Lan Ha Bay known for its pristine and tranquil beauty. Explore this natural wonder either by a local boat or by kayaking. Take a refreshing swim in the emerald waters surrounding the cruise.

17:30 – Return to the cruise and savor the mesmerizing sunset over the bay while delighting in the “Happy Hour” offerings. For an immersive experience, join our chef in the kitchen and learn the art of making traditional spring rolls.

19:00 – Weather permitting, relish a delightful dinner on the sundeck or at La Corona restaurant on the second floor. Delight in a fusion of traditional Vietnamese flavors and innovative culinary influences, showcasing premium, fresh ingredients.

After dinner, unwind with your preferred activity, be it a fun squid fishing session, spa (additional fees apply), or simply relaxing and soaking in the serene ambiance.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel, lunch and dinner on cruise.

Day 6Halong Bay - Hanoi Tour (Breakfast / Brunch)

Itinerary of 3-star cruise: Oriental Sails Cruise

06.30 Welcome a new day with amazing dawn on the Legendary Gulf of Tonkin. Refresh your body & soul by a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.

07.00 – 08.00 Catch morning view of seascapes with a cup of tea or coffee, have breakfast while charming the labyrinth of Karst.

8.00 – 9.00 Join a guided to explore hidden parts of the bay, Luon cave. You share a sampan with other tourists with a local rower or taking a kayak on your own.

09.00 Return to Oriental Sails for shower.

09.30 Check out your room. Oriental Sails weighs the anchor to continue to roam the picturesque route toward Bai Chay bridge for photos.

10.50 Have lunch.

11.30 – 11.45 Disembark and return to Hanoi.

Itinerary of 4-star cruise: Victory Cruise

06:30: Enjoy sunrise on the Bay. Morning Tai Chi session on sundeck.

06:45 – 07:45: Coffee, tea and breakfast pastries served in restaurant.

08:00 – 08:30: Transfer to bamboo sampan boat to visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village. Rowers are local people wearing traditional costumes.

09:00 – 09:30: Check out of cabins. Start cruising towards the port.

09:30 – 10:30: International buffet brunch served in restaurant.

10:30 – 11:00: Disembark and return to Hanoi. Then you are free. Overnight in Hanoi.

Itinerary of 5-star cruise: La Regina Grand cruise

06:00 – Awaken to the sunrise on the sundeck and immerse yourself in a Tai Chi session. Savor the crisp bay air while relishing a cup of invigorating tea or coffee.

06:45 – Enjoy a quick breakfast onboard, fueling up for an exciting day ahead.

07:30 – Embark on the tour of Cat Ba World Biosphere, it will take you around 30-minute from Gia Luan to Trung Trang Cave – one of the most impressive caves in Cat Ba Island, Vietnam.

09:30 – Return to La Regina Grand Cruise to unwind and complete the check-out process at the reception. Kindly place your luggage outside your cabin, crew members will help to bring luggage on land.

09:45 – Savor lunch in the restaurant while La Regina Grand Cruise back to Tuan Chau Harbor.

11:00 – Bid farewell to the cruise team as you disembark, concluding the journey with a speed boat ride back to Tuan Chau Marina where you are met and return to Hanoi. Then you are free. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast and Brunch on cruise

*Details cruise program will be update upon confirmation. Anyway it still can change prior to departure date without notification due the weather or quay policy

Optional Activity: Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour

Your English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. We eat as we go, sampling tasty Hanoi street food from a street cart.
Walking through the maze of bustling streets that make up Hanoi’s Old Quarter, we tempt our tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish Bun Cha Ta, Nen Ran, Pho …. at a local eatery. Watch in awe as the skilled chefs demonstrate for you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, we wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago.

Now, it’s time for dessert as we venture down a small alley to join in the local tradition of feasting on fresh fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this specialty is one not to be missed!

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden café inside the old quarter. This hard-to-find café is one of the few lefts in the city that still serves egg coffee, a scrumptious local delicacy that we will sample whilst admiring the hustle and bustle of the city center below. Or, if coffee is not your style, a cold beer awaits!

At the end of our Hanoi Street food tour, you are free to continue exploring the area or your guide will assist you with directions or a taxi back to your hotel.

Day 7Hanoi - Siem Reap (Breakfast)

Suggested flight time from 1615-1730

After breakfast, free at leisure till transfer to airport for your flight to Siem Reap.
Welcome to Siem Reap! Your tour begins when you are warmly welcomed by our English-speaking Guide at Siem Reap Airport and transfer to your hotel for check in. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 8Siem Reap Tour (Breakfast)

After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to discover Angkor Thom and Temples. Firstly, you will visit the wonderful Angkor Thom (the Great City) including the Southern Gate, famous Bayon temple (12th century in the centre of city remains one the most enigmatic temples of the Angkor group composed of 54 gothic towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Baphuon temple is lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru.

Terrace of Eléphants used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall; Terrace of the Leper King a platform 7m high, with statue. Visit to Ta Prohm. One of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much at the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them.

Afternoon, it is time to visit the wonderful Angkor Wat Temples – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of 12th. Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkor temples, with a central tower surrounded by four smaller towers. The central monument represents the mythical Mount Meru, the holy mountain at the centre of the universe, which was home to the Hindu God Vishnu. The whole complex covers 81 hectares, a rectangular wall measuring 1025 meters by 800 meters borders the inner edge of the moat, and temple’s greatest sculptural treasure is its 2 km-long bas-reliefs around the walls. In the late afternoon, visit to the Phnom Bakheng temple, is the first temple in Angkor region build by the Yacovarman I King in the first of 9th century, located on a slope gently hill where thousands tourist are grouping on the hilltop to catch a memorable time of life when viewing the marvellous sunset, the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle.

Evening is your free time for walking in a busy pub street. Pop up at a bar for a cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market. Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 9Siem Reap - Free Day (Breakfast)

Today you are free for your own exploration in Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 10Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast)

Suggestion flight: from 11:00 – 19:000

There is some free time for your own exploration in Siem Reap until we transfer to airport to take flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat International airport, you will be greeted by our representative and be transferred to hotel for check in. Then you are free.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Meal included: None

Day 11Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast / Lunch)

7h30 AM Our tour guide will welcome you at your hotel before heading to My Tho city by bus. Enjoy the scenery and green rice paddies during the one-and-a-half-hour bus ride. Along the way, we will visit Vinh Trang pagoda, the biggest pagoda in the Mekong delta. Continue to My Tho, where we take a boat trip along the Mekong River, where you can see fish cages and floating houses on the river.

The boat takes you to a small canal, escaping the hustle and bustle of the town. We disembark at a coconut island in Ben Tre and enjoy a walk around the village. Stop at a local family home to enjoy tropical fruit, taste the honey tea and honey wine and listen to Vietnamese traditional music performed by the villagers. Check out the coconut candy shop and learn how to make candy, and see handicrafts made from coconuts.

Take your time snapping photos and enjoy the natural scenery before we head to the local restaurant. Lunch is set with special Vietnamese food. Enjoy your lunch outside under the shade of the trees. After lunch, enjoy your time relaxing, walking around the village, or perhaps going for a short bike ride. Travel back to Saigon and arrive around 5.00 pm for the end of the tour.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel.
Lunch at local restaurant.

Day 12Ho Chi Minh Departure - Perth Arrival (Breakfast)

After breakfast, free at leisure till transfer to airport for return flight.

We hope you have brought home nice memories of Vietnam and Cambodia!

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Note: check out time is 12:00. You can book late check out or leave your luggage at hotel and enjoy some activities in Ho Chi Minh city such as:

  • Street food
  • Visit Central Post Office
  • Visit War Remnants Museum
  • Visit Bitexco Financial Tower
  • Visit Ben Thanh market.

Have an enjoyable journey!

Tour Prices & Hotels

Tour Prices

Net Tour Cost Per Person in AUD Base on Double/Twin Sharing
Land + Airfare from Perth
Group size (Min.2 person) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*) Deluxe Class (5*)
Price per person $ 2,790 $ 2,990 $ 3,690
Single supplement min 3 pax $ 720 $ 900 $ 1,400

List of Hotels (or Similar)

Standard Class (3*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi Chalcedony ROH
Halong Bay Oriental Sails Deluxe Cabin
Hoi An Lantana Riverside Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Acnos Deluxe
Siem Reap Angkor Holiday Superior

Superior Class (4*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi The Q ROH
Halong Bay Victory Cruise Deluxe Cabin
Hoi An Hadana Boutique Resort Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Central Palace Deluxe Room
Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor Superior

Deluxe Class (5*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi Pan Pacific Deluxe
Halong Bay La Regina Grand Cruise Bai Tu Long Suite
Hoi An Allegro Hoi An Junior Suite
Ho Chi Minh City Grand Saigon Premium Deluxe
Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor Boutique & resort Executive Deluxe

Tour Inclusions

Departure Dates

Departure Date from Perth on Tuesday.

Traveling on a date outside of the listed departure date may incur an additional surcharge.

The price is quoted per person based on twin share and not effect on high season.

We tailor-made holidays to your schedule with the best prices for small private groups.

Please email us your departure date & departure city => [email protected] or hotlines 1300 309 117

Flight

  • Return international Vietnam Airlines airfare from Perth to Vietnam!
  • 01 domestic airfares: Da Nang to Hanoi.
  • 02 international flights from Vietnam to Cambodia.
  • Consider before you fly (Click here)

Cruise

  • 01 night / 2 days on cruise in Halong Bay (share cruise/ shared cabin of twin or double)

Meal

  • Meals (B/L/D) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner) as indicated in itinerary (Vietnamese local cuisine)
  • Daily breakfast at the hotel
  • 01 lunch + 01 dinner + 01 brunch on cruise in Ha Long Bay

Drink

  • 02 bottles of mineral water/ person/ day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing

Tour guide

  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides
    • Hanoi: 01 guide. Trip to Halong use guide inhouse of cruise
    • Da Nang – Hoi An: 01 guide
    • Ho Chi Minh City: 01 guide
    • Siem Reap: 01 guide

Transport

  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax) except Transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by shuttle bus.

City Tour

  • Half day city tour Hanoi
  • Join in tour (SIC services): Mekong Delta trip

Tour Exclusions

Tour Exclusions

  • Visa to Vietnam (Clients can click here to apply E-visa online or contact VN Holidays team to help with service fee.)
  • Visa to Cambodia (USD $36): https://www.cambodiagovisa.com/
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to Hoi An town
  • Early check-in or late check-out
  • Meals, drinks, tips, and all not mentioned
  • Items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry, beverages,…)
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Peak season surcharges if any

Other Information

Changes

  • The itinerary can be changed due to weather, tide levels, and operating conditions.
  • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.

Special requests

  • Your special requests (diet, vegetarian,…) should be sent before your departure date.

VN Holidays' responsibility

  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices.
  • VN Holidays is not responsible for any loss or theft, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers.
  • Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
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