15 Days Discovery Vietnam - Cambodia

Duration: 15 Days
Transport: Bus, Car, Boat, Train, Plane
Tour code: VRT64
Exploring Vietnam and Cambodia in 15 days will help you understanding much more about both countries. You have the chance to live in nature and beauty of Halong Bay – World Natural Heritage, stunning terrace rice fields in Sapa, visit Hoa Lu ancient capital in 10th century, Hoi An old town with colourful lanterns, floating daily life in Mekong River. Start from the charming city – capital of Cambodia. Visiting the highlights of city as following: Old building of post office, Royal Palace and Wat Phnom and then Toul Sleng and continue to discover Cambodia’s mystical Angkor Wat temple – The cultural heritage site of the World.
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Inclusion

Inclusion:

14 night’s accommodation included:

-        3 nights at hotel in Hanoi

-        1 night on Halong Bay cruise

-        1 night on the train

-        3 night at hotel in Hoi An

-        2 nights at hotel in Ho Chi Minh city

-        2 nights at hotel in Phnom Penh

-        2 nights at hotel in Siem Reap

All meals as mentioned: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner

English speaking tour guide in Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour, Halong Bay tour, Hoi An – My Son tour, Rice planting & Fishing trip, Mekong Delta – Cai Be floating village tour, Phnom Penh Past & Present trip, Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat Temple tour

Private airport pick up and transfer in Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh

Transportation as mentioned in the itinerary

Rowing boat in Tam Coc

Cycling time in Tam Coc

All entrance fees in itinerary

Kayaking Or Bamboo rowing boat trip in Halong bay

Photo hunting time

Welcome drink on board

Swimming time in Halong bay

Sunset time on cruise

Cooking Demonstration

Rice planting time in Hoi An

Fishing time in Hoi An

Boat rip in Mekong River

Floating village visiting

Killing Fields visit in Phnom Penh

Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom temple in Siem Reap

Shuttle bus ticket Ho Chi Minh city – Phnom Penh

Shuttle bus ticket Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Bus station pick-up and transfer in Ho Chi Minh city, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap

Train ticket from Hanoi – Da Nang with soft sleeper berth, 4 berths per share cabin in train

Flight ticket from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh city with 20 kg check baggage and 7kg hand check

Exclusion

Return airfares from your country to Vietnam

Beverages, Tips, and Personal Expenses

Other things not mentioned clearly in the packages

Visa to Vietnam

Please contact us at info@vietnamrealtour.com if you want to get more information for visa to Vietnam

Highlight

- Taking the leisure time to visit Hanoi Old Quarter – most beautiful and interesting place in Vietnam’s capital. Exploring Hoa Lu ancient capital of Vietnam

- Rowing Boat on Ngo Dong River in Tam Coc – “Halong Bay on land”

- Cruising among the mountains in Halong Bay to see the beauty of World Natural Heritage

- Tasting the lovely Pink Sunset in Hoi An

- Nice feeling with floating market in Mekong Delta

- Tread lightly upon the 5000 silver floor tiles at the Silver Pagoda, in the Royal Palace

- Check out the Art Deco masterpiece that Psar Thmei, Phnom Penh’s central market

Wat Phnom– on a leafy hill, Wat Phnom affords a view that has changed little in a half century

- Follow in the footsteps of pilgrims of old along the immense causeway of the temple that is a city, the holiest of holiest, the one and only Angkor Wat

- Succumb to the enigmatic smiles of the 216 giant faces of the Bayon, Angkor’s strangest temple

- Experience nature running riot at the mysterious ruin of Ta Prohm, the original Tomb Raider temple

- Discover the secrets of Bar street, Siem Reap’s quaffing capital where the action goes on all night and Angkor Night Market

What to expect:

 

Day 1:  Hanoi arrival – Airport pick up – Hotel check in (Meal: No)

Welcome you to Vietnam. Our driver will pick you up at Noi Bai airport and transfer you to the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

Enjoy welcome drink and check in the hotel.

Free time to visit Hanoi old quarter to see the local life, taste the local street foods…

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 2:  Hanoi – Hoa Lu – Tam Coc – Cycling 1 Day (Meal: B,L)

8:00 – 8:30: Driver and tour guide will meet you at your hotel and depart the Hoa Lu – Tam Coc tour.

Bus will stop on the half way to get the break time after 1 hour and half in the bus. At this moment, you can stretch your legs and take some photos of countryside.

Keep heading to Hoa Lu – the ancient capital of Vietnam in 10th century under 2 Dynasties: Dinh and Le Empire. You will understand much more about Vietnam with King Dinh and King Le’s temple. Through this trip, you have the chance to find out about the history, culture, architecture, and development of Vietnam what is still maybe strange of you.

Then, bus will transfer you to the local restaurant where you have the buffet Lunch with a lot of local food. And one of most special and famous in Ninh Binh is goat meat.

After Lunch time, tour guide will help you understanding about Tam Coc before enjoy the rowing boat time on Ngo Dong River. Ngo Dong river meanders among the mountains and you will have the feeling that we are living in the most peaceful and beautiful place in the world. Boat takes you through the 3 caves ( Hang Ca, Hang Hai, Hang Ba ). You see not only the “Halong Bay on land”, but also you have the chance to meet the local farmers who is working in the rice field. Lovely time to understand more the local countryside’s life in Vietnam.

After rowing boat time in Tam Coc, you are riding bicycle to the paddy field and through the local village to discover the simple daily life of local people, you will have the awesome experience in the country.

16:00: Get back the bus and heading back to Hanoi. Saying goodbye the lovely point.

18:30: Arrive the hotel in Hanoi old quarter.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay “non-touristy area” - Overnight on Cruise (Meals: B, L, D)

7:00 – 8:00: Tour guide will come to pick you up at suggested places around Old Quarter for Lan Ha bay.

12:30: Embark at Ben Beo harbor, Cat Ba Island. Transferred by tender to the Cruise.

Greeted by crew members followed by welcome drinks, get cruise briefing and check in cabin.

13:00: Savor lunch on board while cruise heads to center of Lan Ha Bay.

15:00: Explore Dark & Bright Cave by kayak or bamboo boat and go for swimming in nearby area. Come back to cruise later to enjoy sun set party and cooking class.

18:00: BBQ Dinner will be served

19:15: Enjoy free time on your own with karaoke singing or try your luck with squid fishing…

Overnight on the Cruise in the middle of Lan Ha Bay

 

Day 4: Viet Hai fishing village – Halong Bay - Hanoi (Meal: B, L)

07:00: Enjoy a new day with complimentary tea and coffee served for light breakfast on board

07:45: Ride the bicycle through the forest to Viet Hai Village (5km). Take a short trek through the forest. Go back to harbor by bicycle.

10:00: Check out your cabin. Enjoy the view while Emerald cruise heads back to Cat Ba town.

10:30: Brunch will be served on board.

12:00: Disembark Ben Beo Harbor. Say good bye to Lan Ha Bay, we start to go back to Hanoi.

16:00: Tour guide drops you back at your hotel.

Overnight at hotel in Hanoi

 

Day 5: Hanoi free day – Overnight train to Da Nang (Meal: B)

Hanoi old quarter – the most interesting area in the capital of Vietnam. You can spend today to walking around to visit Hoan Kiem Lake, tasting the street food, Egg coffee. Participating the Cooking Class to learn how to cook Vietnamese food. Experiencing the local life at local Thanh Ha Market, or just walk around shopping souvenir.

Until the transferred time to the train station, driver will pick you up at your hotel and drive to Hanoi train station for the train to Da Nang.

Train takes about 16 hours, along the train trip, you have the chance to see how beautiful is Vietnam with countryside scenery, local farmer’s life, simple and warmly villages…

Overnight on the train.

 

Day 6: Da Nang arrival – Hoi An check in (Meal: No)

Our driver will pick you up at Da Nang train station and transfer you to Hoi An.

Check in the hotel in Hoi An.

Free time to exploring Hoi An old town by your own.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

 

Day 7: Rice planting & Fishing Trip (Meal: B,L)

8:00: Picking you up at your hotel by mini- van, we will bring you over the countryside where bike are available to ride (If you don't know how to ride bicycles, please use our scooter "XE OM" services and you pay the extra 120,000 VND). You start the day by cycling to the local farmer in Cam Thanh Ecological village. Here you are greeted by a local host and then you join with them how to grow wet rice with their family.

Starting farming work like plough and raking with buffalo, riding water buffalo, learning how to transplant rice, flooding farm, grinding rice, pounding rice.

After then, tour guide and van will bring down to a local fishing village. You will be boarded on boat. Joining to go fishing with local fishermen at Phuoc Hai local fishing boat to experience local cast net CHAI. Continue to visit water coconut palm jungle, enjoying the basket boat and visiting the water coconut palm forest. Learn how to learn origami such as grasshoppers, flowers, rings, caps, bracelets toys made from water coconut leaves..., Having a fun to catch crab around the water coconut palm forest and after then boarding back boat, Captain Cook will cook for your lunch/dinner (morning time you will get lunch and afternoon time you will get dinner on boat) and cold beer or soft drink we will bring you back to your hotel.

14:00: Arrive your hotel. You get the free time to walk around exploring the beauty of Hoi An old town.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.

 

Day 8: Hoi An free and easy (Meal: B)

Hoi An old town is a lovely place to relax and find out the traditional custom and architecture. Leisurely time walking around the town, taking photo of old house with Chinese and Japanese combination; Tasting a nice coffee on river side…All will be very memorable.

If you want to swim on the white and yellow sandy beach, it is a good time to relax on the beach in Hoi An. Sunbathing on the sunny beach, diving in the pure water, taste some local foods on the beach. It is hard to have the second time in our life.

Overnight at hotel in Hoi An

 

Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang airport – Ho Chi Minh city (Meals:B)

Today, you have free time to visit Hoi An town until the time Driver pick you up at the hotel and transfer you to Da Nang airport for flight to HCM city.

Reaching Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM city, meeting driver at the airport and going to the hotel in HCM city.

Overnight at hotel in HCM city.

 

Day 10: Mekong Delta – Cai Be floating village (Meal:B,L)

You are picked up at hotel between 7:30AM to 8:00AM and start a full day to explore the Mekong Delta. For those with just a short time, this trip provides an overview of this typical Vietnam. On the way you can see the green paddy fields stretching towards the horizon (3 hours drive).

After arrival in Cai Be, we will on board for an exploration of lush vegetation of Mekong Delta and the lively floating market buyers bargaining. Next a rowing boat rides on the maze of shady canals to arrive at a local orchard to visit the daily activities the handicraft villages of local people.

Break time for lunch at the fruit garden.

After lunch, take a boat along the Mekong River to Vinh Long - a center of tropical fruit; stop for a short visit to Vinh Long market. Go across My Thuan suspension bridge and drop by Mekong Rest Stop before going back to Saigon.

Overnight at hotel in HCM city

 

Day 11: HCMC – Bus to Phnom Penh Cambodia – Check in hotel (Meal: B )

Pick up from the hotel to bus station, Bus starts at 7.00 am and drive to Moc Bai border gate to enter Cambodia (bus time 6 – 7 hours). You will get visa on arrival with the help of bus crew (on request) for you to pass Cambodia.

Arrive Phnom Penh. We meet our driver (no guide) and transfer to hotel for check in.

The balance of the day free for your own times in capital.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Overnight at hotel in Phnom Penh

 

Day 12: Phnom Penh’s Past & Present (Meal: B, L)

After meeting our tour guide, we will learn about the dark side of Cambodia – Its more recent turbulent and harrowing history. Initially you visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum (also known as S21), ironically a former school, located in a quiet Phnom Penh suburb, this was the infamous Khmer Rouge prison / torture Centre. Once you have gained an initial insight of the brutality of the Khmer Rouge regime you will be driven 15km from Phnom Penh to visit the 'Killing Fields'. This is where Toul Sleng prisoners were forcibly marched and then executed; it is now a memorial site located in a beautiful tranquil setting.

Visit to the Royal Palace compound build in 1866 by the Predecessors of King Norodom, is the most conspicuous feature and also one of impressive colorful Khmer-style Palaces. Nearside the Royal Palace is Silver Pagoda (The Emerald Buddha temple), display plenty of Buddha Statues that were decorated and made by diamond, emerald, gold and silver. We continue to Wat Phnom is a Buddhist temple located in center of Phnom Penh city. We will stop at Central Market is located in the heart of the Phnom Penh. The Khmer name of the market is Phsar Thmei, which translates to “new market”. The Central Market was built in 1937 during the French colonial period, in Art Deco style, and is painted bright ochre.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

 

Day 13: Phnom Penh - Bus to Siem Reap - Check in hotel (Meal: B )

Pick up by bus company and we take shuttle bus to Siem Reap and it takes 6 hours to arrive Siem Reap. Upon arrival at Siem Reap bus station, we meet our driver (no guide) and transfer to hotel for check in.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

Day 14: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat Temple (Meal : B,L)

After breakfast, then we drive to Angkor Thom that was the masterpiece of King Jayavarman VII.

We visit Bayon Temple. At the exact center of Angkor Thom, this is an eccentric expression of the creative genius and inflated ego of Cambodia’s most celebrated king.

We continue to visit Terrace of the Leper King. Along the Terrace of Elephants, originally used as a viewing gallery for the king to preside over parades, performances and traditional sports. At the southern end lies the Baphuon, once of the most beautiful temples at Angkor, dating from the reign of Uditayavarman 1 in the 11th century.

After lunch, we continue to Ta Prohm "Tomb Raider" fame. Ta Prohm has been abandoned to the elements, a reminder that while empires rise and fall, the riotous power of nature marches on, oblivious to the dramas of human history.

We journey out to the Mother of all temples, Angkor Wat. Believed to be the world's largest religious building, this temple is the perfect fusion of symbolism and symmetry and a source of pride and strength to all Khmers.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

 

Day 15: Siem Reap - Departure (Meal: B)

Transfer SIEM REAP airport (no guide) for departure to next destination. It’s time to say goodbye, we thank you for traveling with us and warmly welcome you to come again.

Who should participate? - This tour is suited for every travelers, children as well.

Price structure: - Price quote is based on per person basic

 This is group joining, there is a different group each trip.

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Children Policy:

Kid under 3 year olds will be free charge

Kid from 3 to 6 year olds will be charged 50% to cover for the train and flight tickets.

Kid from 7 to 9 year olds will be charged 75% to cover for the train and flight tickets and a bed in room with parents.

Kid from 10 year olds will be charged as an adult.

NOTES:

Above package and price is for 3 star hotel and cruise level, if you want to upgaded to 4 or 5 star, please email us !

If you wanna travel from South up to North, please let us know!

You want start the tour from Ho Chi Minh city and finish tour in Hanoi, please advise !

Long clothes while visiting the temple and pagoda

Surcharge if upgrade from the train ticket to the flight ticket from Hanoi to Danang, please advise !

Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites

Any time you can travel Vietnam but The best time to travel Vietnam is from Oct to end of May.

You want extend your trip, please advise!

Itinerary can be changed upon the uncontrolled weather conditions

If need to bring with you your passport for overnight registration on sites

Warm cloths need to pack during Nov to Feb.

What to bring:

Sun block, sport shoes, cash for personal expenses, and hat or umbrella, sun-glass, sun-cream, insect repellent

Wearing the long-clothes covering your knees while visiting temple, pagoda, Ho Chi Minh mausoleum.

Original passport

Cruise itinerary and schedule subject to change upon weather and operations conditions.

Special requests on food (diet or vegetarian) please inform us before departure.

Warm clothes from October to March!