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Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery

  • 14 Days 13 Nights
  • From $3,199
  • 2024
  • International and Domestic Vietnam Airlines airfare
  • Accommodation 3 ⭐️ Hotels4 - 5 ⭐️ Hotels Option Available

Highlights

Discover the ancient temples, bustling cities and spellbinding countryside at the heart of Vietnam and Cambodia on this 14-day tour with highlight as below:

  • Explore the cities of Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to explore the vibrant mix of influences, from the French to Asian traders, settlers and indigenous peoples.
  • Observe as daily life unfolds along the banks of the Mekong Delta on a boat cruise, with stops in coconut groves to see how the skills behind ancient handicrafts are handed down from generation to generation.
  • Explore the charming old town of Hoi An, known for its quaint canals and historic architecture. Sit down to enjoy a famed egg coffee at a local cafe and relax from the hustle and bustle.
  • You’ll also have the chance to take an overnight cruise through the unearthly emerald waters of Ha Long Bay, gliding majestically through jungle-clad limestone peaks.
  • Explore the world-famous Angkor Wat: spend a full day discovering these ancient archaeological wonders.

Itinerary in Brief

Day 1 Sydney / Melbourne – Hanoi Arrival (International Flight)
Day 2 Hanoi – City Tour
Day 3 Hanoi – Halong Bay overnight on cruise
Day 4 Halong – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An (Domestic flight)
Day 5 Hoi An – Free Day
Day 6 Hoi An – Free Day
Day 7 Hoi An – Danang – Ho Chi Minh City (Domestic flight)
Day 8 Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City
Day 9 Ho Chi Minh City – Free Day
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh (International Flight)
Day 11 Phnom Penh – Siem Reap (Giant ibis bus)
Day 12 Siem Reap Tour
Day 13 Siem Reap – Free Day
Day 14 Siem Reap – Ho Chi Minh City – Departure – Back to Sydney / Melbourne (International Flight)

Itinerary

Day 1Sydney / Melbourne Hanoi Arrival (No Meal)

Upon arrival at Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by our representative and be transferred to hotel for check in. 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 are free. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meal included: None

Day 2Hanoi - Half Day City Tour (Breakfast)

After breakfast, you enjoy a full day of exploring the city starting with the Ho Chi Minh Complex containing the mausoleum of the nation’s founder Ho Chi Minh and the President Palace, Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts. Close to this site is the One Pillar Pagoda whose origin dates back to the foundation of Hanoi a thousand years ago. Your tour in Hanoi continues with a trip to the remarkable Temple of Literature, well known as Vietnam first. Then you are free. Overnight in Hanoi.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 3Hanoi Halong Bay Overnight on Cruise (Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner)

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

Itinerary of 3-star cruise: Garden bay Cruise

08:00 -08:30 Hotel pick-up.
11:45 Arriving at Sunworld International Harbor, Bai Chay Ward, Ha Long City.
12:15 Transfer to Tonkin Cruise Boat by tender
(5 -10 minutes)
12:30 Enjoy welcome drink, safety briefing then
check in to your cabin
13:00 Cruising through Bai Tu Long Bay & having lunch with Set Menu
15:30 Kayaking to explore some lagoons, Swimming, Relaxing at the Beach in Cap La
17:30 Relax and enjoy the sunset party with Happy Hour (from 5h30pm- 7h30pm)
while the boat is cruising to Cong Dong-Cong Do area to anchor for overnight
19:00 Having BBQ dinner (on the sundeck if conddition permit otherwise in the restaurant)
21:00 Free evening to join some activities of board games or squid fishing, play guitar,
watch movies or karaoke (advance request) or taste the variety of drinks
at our luxury sky bar (chargeable) with wines, cocktails, brandy, juices…

Itinerary of 4-star cruise: Calpyso cruise

12:15 – 13:00 From Tuan Chau wharf, Tuan Chau island of Ha Long city, we go to Calypso Cruise by small boat. A warmly welcome drinks will be served upon arrival the cruise then has a short time for check in proceeds: get a brief introduction and safety guidelines then check in

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

15:00 Join a guide to explore hidden parts of the bay, the area of Dark and Bright cave where to goes through the cave, under the mountain to a lake which is formed by a Karst – well like a dragon eye inside the mountain. This is a very beautiful sight that visitors like the most. You share a sampan with other tourists with a local rower OR taking a kayak on your own.

Return to Calypso Cruises for changing swimming suits then join swimming time in the sea or at the swimming pool on sundeck.

17:30 Enjoy happy hours with various drinks on discounts, try swimming pool and charming the bay with our handsome bartenders. Sun set can be seen from the sundeck if it is a lucky day.

18:00 Take part in a cooking demonstration and food décor with our Chef.

19:00 Join dinner at Calypso Cruises restaurant.

20:30 – 22:00 Time of relaxation after a day on sundeck, leisure in room for watching films, sing karaoke in restaurant or go to tender for squid fishing with cruise staffs.

Overnight in Lan Ha Bay.

Itinerary of 5-star cruise: La Regina Grand

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 4Halong Bay Hanoi Danang - Hoi An (Breakfast / Brunch)

Suggestion flight: from 16:00 onward

Itinerary of 3-star cruise: Garden Bay Cruise

06:30: Wake up early in the morning for Taichi exercise.
07:00: Have a light breakfast while the boat cruising to Vung Vieng area (app 45 min)
07:45: Visit Vung Vieng Fishing Village by bamboo boat to discover the daily life of the fisher communities.
09:00: Back to the main boat, relaxing packing up
09:30: Checking-out and relaxing on the sundeck.
10:30: Enjoy the last scenery of the Ha Long Bay over lunch when the boat cruises back to shore.
11:30: Disembark and return to Hanoi to take flight to Danang where you will be greeted and driven to Hoi An originally a Cham seaport but influenced over the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Then you are free. Overnight in Hoi an.

Itinerary of 4-star cruise: Calpyso cruise

06:00 Welcome a new day with amazing dawn on the Legendary Gulf of Tonkin. Refresh your body & soul by taking a Tai-chi lesson on sundeck.

06:45 – 7:30 Have breakfast in the restaurant.

07:30 – 08:30 Join a guided and get your hands on some Kayaking to explore Tra Bau area. For those who do not fancy at kayaking can swim at the swimming pool on sundeck or swim in the sea.

08:30 – 9:30 Return to Calypso Cruises for shower. Check out of your room.

09:30 – 10:30 An early lunch will be severed.

10:45 – 11:00 After paying the bills, a small boat will take all of us to Tuan Chau wharf.

11:00 – 11:45 Calypso cruises end at Tuan Chau wharf. Then we return to take flight to Danang where you will be greeted and driven to Hoi an originally a Cham seaport but influenced over the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Then you are free. Overnight in Hoian.

Itinerary of 5-star cruise: La Regina Grand

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. Return to Hanoi to take flight to Danang where you will be greeted and driven to Hoi an originally a Cham seaport but influenced over the centuries by a myriad of traders from various cultures. Then you are free. Overnight in Hoian.

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 Hanoian 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 5Hoi 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 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 6Hoi An - Free Day (Breakfast)

Today you are free for your own exploration in Hoian. Overnight in Hoian.

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 local market. Your guide will give you some money that you can buy somethings from 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 in to coconut forest waterways to catch purple crabs take photo, 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 roll: You use wet rice paper to make spring roll with shrim, 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 7Hoi An Danang Ho Chi Minh City (Breakfast)

There is some free time for your own exploration in Hoian until we transfer to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh. Upon arrival at Tan Son Nhat airport, you are met and transferred to your hotel. Then you are free, Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8Ho Chi Minh City Mekong Day Tour (Join in services) (Breakfast / Brunch)

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 9Ho Chi Minh City - Free Day (Breakfast)

Today you are for your own exploration in Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 10Ho Chi Minh City Phnom Penh (Breakfast)

Suggest flight at 15:45 – 16:40

You are free until we transfer to airport to take flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport, process the immigration procedure, then get your luggage and walk straight to the Exit Gate where our representative is waiting. After self-introducing, you’ll transfer directly to the hotel in the city for check-in (check-in time is 2 pm). Time to freshen up and relax at the hotel.

Overnight in Phnom Penh

Day 11Phnom Penh Siem Reap (Breakfast)

Breakfast is at the hotel. We leave hotel at 8.30am by car to take a challenge of Cyclo ride (rickshaw) along riverfront for fantastic morning highlight of Phnom Penh Capital toward Independent Monument where we stop to capture some beautiful photos before resuming the ride to stroll around Central Market to see bustling local trades. Finished the Cyclo ride at Royal Palace, we walk to visit The Royal Palace – a complex of buildings which are served as the royal residence for the King of Cambodia, admired by impressive Silver Pagoda with over 5000 solid silver tiles and other Royal Stupas, shrines, monuments etc. Return to the hotel for refreshment and break.

Simply enjoy the rest of free time in Phnom Penh before our team picks you up from hotel’s lobby and transfers to Siem Reap by Giant ibis bus. Upon your arrival at bus station, you will be greeted by our friendly team then transfers to a booked hotel for check in and have your own leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap
Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 12Siem Reap Tour (Breakfast)

After having breakfast, we journeyed out of the hotel at 8.00 am the South Gate of Angkor Thom atop 4 giant faces that religiously represent compassion, sympathy, equanimity, and charity. Stroll around Bayon temple consisting of more than 200 smiling faces in stone, admired by interesting temples including Baphuon, Phimeanakas, and the terrace of leper king and terrace elephant. Resume the journey to visit Ta Prohm temple adorned with the stunning, amazing tree roots where Lara Croft’s Tomb Raider was filmed.

Afternoon, continue to witness the marvelous Angkor Wat – the world’s heritage listed by UNESCO in 1992 and the largest unrivaled monument in the world. Built by Suryavarman II in the 12th Century, Angkor Wat is considered one of Asia’s top destinations and is a must-see in your lifetime. Learning from your tour guide the amazing history, its ancestral incredible, architectural masterpieces, and the finest carvings dates back to the Khmer Empire, which dominated the largest parts of Southeast Asia.

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 13Siem Reap - Free Day (Breakfast)

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

Meals: Breakfast at hotel

Day 12Siem Reap Ho Chi Minh City Departure Back to Sydney / Melbourne (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.

End of services.
HAVE AN ENJOYABLE JOURNEY!

Tour Prices & Hotels

Tour Prices

Net Tour Cost Per Person in AUD Base on Double/Twin Sharing
Land + Airfare from Sydney & Melbourne & Perth
* Our Add-on Interstate Surcharges from Brisbane/ Adelaide & New Zealand to Sydney/ Melbourne will be the BEST to create through Airfares.
Group size (Min.2 person) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*) Deluxe Class (5*)
Price per person $ 3,199 $ 3,499 $ 4,099
Single supplement min 3 pax $ 790 $ 990 $ 1,590

List of Hotels (or Similar)

Standard Class (3*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi Chalcedony ROH
Halong Bay Oriental Sails Deluxe Cabin
Hoi An La Pavillion Paradise Hoi An Deluxe
Ho Chi Minh City Acnos Deluxe
Phnom Penh Okay Boutique hotel Superior
Siem Reap Pierre Hotel Deluxe City View

Superior Class (4*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi The Q ROH
Halong Bay Calypso Cruise Deluxe Cabin
Hoi An Shinning Riverside Hoi An Deluxe Pool View
Ho Chi Minh City Alagon D’antique Deluxe Room
Phnom Penh Capri by Fraser Deluxe
Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor Superior

Deluxe Class (5*)

City Hotel Room Type
Hanoi Pan Pacific Deluxe
Halong Bay La Regian Grand Bai Tu Long suite
Hoi An Allegro Hoi An Junior Suite
Ho Chi Minh City Grand Saigon Premium Deluxe
Phnom Penh Sun & Moon Riverside Deluxe
Siem Reap Somadevi Angkor Boutique Executive Deluxe

Tour Inclusions

Departure Dates

Departure Dates from Sydney & Melbourne:

2024: 05 Jun, 19 Jun, 24 Jul, 07 Aug, 21 Aug, 04 Sep, 18 Sep, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov, 27 Nov.

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 Sydney / Melbourne / Perth to Vietnam!
  • 02 domestic airfares: Hanoi to Da Nang, Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City.
  • 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 per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only

Tour guide

  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides
    • Hanoi: 01 guide. Trip to Halong use guide inhouse of cruise
    • Danang – 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.
  • Private return airport transfers.

Other

  • 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
  • Kayak
  • 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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