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- Meet the Locals
- City Tour
- Car with driver
Main travel focus
14 Day Bay And Angkor Tour
- Wander through Hanoi’s Old Quarter
- Take an overnight cruise through the UNESCO-heritage site of Ha Long, admiring the scenery and dining on fresh seafood
- Visit Hue’s Imperial City monuments & explore historic Hoi An
- Visit Angkor in Cambodia and get in touch with Khmer culture
Explore two countries–Vietnam and Cambodia–in 14 days on a trip filled with uniquely local experiences. Start off in Vietnam's capital Hanoi and then proceed to take a fabulous overnight cruise on the Ha Long Bay in a traditional junk boat.
On this Vietnam tour, you will also visit the wonderful sites of the Imperial City at Hue. Get a taste of local life in the villages near Hoi An City, and discover the Old Town on a sightseeing and food tour. At Ho Chi Minh city, you will see the major attractions besides taking an interesting tour of the network of Cu Chi Tunnels located underground and used by the Vietnamese resistance fighters.
Navigate the beautiful landscape of the Mekong Delta on a boat ride and interact with local villagers. You will then fly to Cambodia to see the magnificent Angkor temples. Experience the glory of a bygone era at this spectacular site.
- Accommodation on double/twin basis with daily breakfast
- Complimentary Vietnam visa approval letter
- Local English speaking guides in each city of visit
- Tours and transfers via private air-conditioned vehicle
- All entrance fees
- Meals as specified in itinerary (no drinks)
- Bottled water & cold towels on sightseeing days
- Special visits & arrangements as indicated
- International flight tickets
- Flight tickets: Hanoi/Hue, Danang/Saigon & Saigon/Siem Reap
- Vietnam visa stamping fee
- Cambodia visa fee
- All other meals and drinks at meals
- Hotel early check in /Late check out
- Overweight luggage
- Personal expenses
- Travel insurance
- Tips & gratuities
- Other services not listed in included column
- My Village/A O show ticket (from USD 50/per person)
Example Trip to customize
Welcome to Vietnam!
Welcome to Hanoi!
Your Vietnam tour starts with your arrival at Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport. A private guide and driver will take you to your hotel in downtown Hanoi.
You can discuss details of your trip with the guide before resting awhile and spending the day at leisure.
Visit The Top Attractions Of Hanoi
Today, discover the capital city of Hanoi on a full-day tour with your guide. You will see many places of interest including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum – final resting place of the revolutionary leader, the Presidential Palace, the One Pillar Pagoda, Huu Tiep Lake with the wreckage of the downed B-52 bomber plane, and the National Museum of Vietnamese History.
Afterwards, savor lunch at a beautifully restored colonial villa. Then, continue your Hanoi tour with visits to the Temple of Literature (a Confucius temple considered the first National University of Vietnam), and Hoa Lo prison (known as the “Hanoi Hilton” during the war). Stop by the Hoan Kiem lake, a popular hangout of the locals.
Explore the French quarter of Hanoi on a cycle rickshaw ride through wide tree-lined streets. You can see majestic French buildings and side-walk cafes.
Cruise on Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is the next destination on your Vietnam trip. Travel through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta to this UNESCO World Heritage Site. By mid-day you will arrive at the docks and board a traditional wooden junk boat.
You will then be on cruise mode through these unique limestone mountain islands. Take in the splendid views of the karsts rising out of the waters along the bay. Relax and relish a seafood lunch as you enjoy your cruise.
As you cruise among the islets and discover unspoiled pockets of the bay, you will also visit a limestone cave to see its many unique rock formations. The emerald waters of the bay are quite inviting and you can even go for a swim! Or explore the waters on a kayak. Enjoy sunset views from the boat sipping on cocktails followed by a scrumptious dinner. Spend the night on the boat in a cabin with an en-suite bathroom.
Journey to Hue City
Rise and shine! If you are an early riser watch breathtaking sunrise views over the sea. Start your day with a session of Tai Chi on the sundeck and feel the energy flowing through you.
Satisfy your hunger pangs with a hearty breakfast as you cruise along. After you bid goodbye to the bay at the docks, you will head to Hanoi’s Noi Bai airport for a short flight to Hue.
On arrival, your guide will take you to your hotel in Hue. After checking-in, spend the day at leisure in this city.
Be Amazed By The Impressive Imperial City
After breakfast, begin your sightseeing with a dragon boat cruise on the Perfume River. During the cruise, you will visit the seven-storied Thien Mu (Heavenly Lady) Pagoda, the centre of Buddhism in central Vietnam since the early 1600s.
After the cruise, explore a fascinating UNESCO World Heritage Site – Imperial City ruled by the Nguyen dynasty in the 19th and early 20th century. It was a former capital of Vietnam. Stroll along, stop and look at the many historical monuments, imperial tombs, pagodas and temples that will help you to learn about the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam.
After a vegetarian lunch at a Buddhist monastery, you will visit King Minh Mang’s Mausoleum in the afternoon. Mingle with the locals at the Dong Ba Market situated on the banks of the Perfume River and walk along the historic Trang Tien Bridge to return to your hotel. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure.
Travel To Hoi An City via Hai Van Pass
After breakfast, you will embark on a 4-hour trip to Hoi An city. It’s a scenic drive that will take you through Hai Van (Ocean Clouds) Pass.
You can see spectacular landscapes with views of the coastline below. Put your camera to good use as the drive provides enough opportunities and stops for amazing photographs.
You will also visit the Marble Mountains near Da Nang city. After you reach Hoi An, check in at your hotel. Rest for some time or explore the area.
Enjoy A Village Visit, The Old Town, and Street Food
Today, you can ride a bike all the way to the Tra Que vegetable village along with your tour guide. It’s a 3-hour leisurely ride but you can also opt for a car or motorbike. At the village, see the traditional way of cultivating vegetable crops.
Proceed to the Thanh Ha Pottery villages–the only source of building material similar to those in the bygone era, for restoring buildings in the Old Town of Hoi An. Afterwards, return to your hotel for a siesta or a swim.
Did you know that Vietnam has a great choice of street food? You will discover this on a fun 4-hour walking tour that combines sightseeing and food tasting. Walk through the narrow streets of the Old Quarter and experience the joy in tasting street food just like the locals. Tourist attractions here include Tan Ky house, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation and the markets.
Explore Hoi An
You can spend the day exploring Hoi An at your own leisure.
Sunbathe on the beach, go shopping, take a cooking class or get acquainted with the quaint streets of Hoi An. There’s something for everyone on a vacation in Hoi An!
Explore The Cu Chi Tunnels
Travel to Da Nang airport for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City (HCM City) previously known as Saigon. At HCM city, you will visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an incredible underground tunnel network built by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence.
These tunnels played a major role in Viet Cong’s victory over the Americans. At that time, the fighters lived for up to 10 years in these narrow underground tunnels spread over three levels to fight for their cause! You will get a good insight into what underground life must have been like during the war. Besides a short introductory video during the tour, you can also crawl along these tunnels if you are game for it and understand the difficulties.
You will also see an exhibition of traps and weapons used against the American GIs. Spend the rest of the day as you wish. You can pay a visit to the Ben Thanh night market.
Marvel At The Landmarks of Ho Chi Minh City
Take a tour of Ho Chi Minh City to visit its historical landmarks. Stops include Reunification Palace (the former Presidential Palace), where the war officially ended on April 30th, 1975 when tank 843 of the North Vietnamese Army crashed through the gates of the residence of the President of the Republic of Vietnam.
Another place of interest is the War Remnants Museum. It highlights the suffering of the Vietnamese people and the horrors of war through shocking photographs, posters, weapons and appliances.
You will also see the Notre Dame Cathedral, a very beautiful building completed in 1880 by the French architect Bourad. Later, visit the General Post Office (GPO) that has wonderful architecture. Spend the rest of the day at leisure.
Go On A Boat Ride on the Mekong Delta
Have you heard of the rice bowl of Vietnam? You will see it when you drive to Ben Tre town in the Mekong Delta–a picturesque landscape covered extensively in lush rice fields, orchards, coconut trees and numerous waterways. Explore it on a motorized boat ride on the scenic Ben Tre River. Stop at villages along the route that have local industries.
At a coconut workshop, see local coconut candy being produced. Coconut husk and fiber products too are made. Visit local homes to try dry fruits or sip on honey tea while enjoying a Tai Tu music show. Then, board a small sampan to cruise through palm-fringed back canals and experience the idyllic rural life. Back on land, sit on a motor cart (xe loi) and go for lunch at a local restaurant.
Later, head to the Tan Son Nhat airport in HCM city. Catch a flight to Cambodia and land at the Siem Reap Airport. Check in at your hotel and spend the day at leisure.
Be Amazed At Ancient Wonders of Angkor
Witness the splendor of the ancient Khmer Empire in the form of the Angkor Temples - exquisitely designed temples dating back to the 12th century. Spellbinding gigantic smiling faces of stone as well as stunning bas-reliefs are the highlights of the Bayon temple in the fortified city of Angkor Thom built during the rule of King Jayavarman VII.
The city has splendid monumental gates. Other marvelous sites here include the Terrace of the Leper King. Feel like an explorer when you visit the Ta Prohm temple half overrun by the jungle and famous as the location for “Tomb Raider” starring Angelina Jolie.
After lunch, visit the well-preserved Preah Khan temple, once a thriving place of learning and a medical site of the 12th century. Later, you will visit Pre Rup, where you will enjoy sunset views from the top of the pyramid-shaped temple.
Explore Majestic Angkor Wat
Did you know that Angkor is a UNESCO World Heritage Site? And the most famous attraction here is the Angkor Wat temple. It’s best to wake early to catch the spectacular sunrise views of the temple. You can also choose a later time to see Angkor Wat in case you want to sleep-in. Spend your morning exploring this architectural masterpiece.
You can also visit the 10th century capital of Koh Ker known for its many temples. Spend the morning at Prasat Thom, which is partially buried and relatively crowd-free. Also, see a pyramid reminiscent of Mayan or Incan ones. On the way back to Siem Reap, stop to explore Beng Mealea, similar in size to the better-known Angkor Wat.
It holds a different appeal due to the vegetation that has taken over the site, where the ruins are intertwined with mammoth tree roots. Once you are back in Siem Reap, spend the rest of your time at leisure.