Unfold the magnificent Vietnam and mighty Cambodia in an itinerary 3 weeks which is teeming with the best attractions. Explore the iconic cities with an additional touch of comfort, visit rustic villages with friendly local people, and spend time visiting World Heritage Sites. An authentic experience of Vietnam and Cambodia is waiting for your inquiry.
 

Tour Route: Hanoi – Sapa – Halong Bay – Hue – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) – Mekong Delta – Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Duration: 21 Days/ 20 Nights
Date: No fixed departure dates. You may go whenever you wish.
Start/ End: Hanoi/ Phnom Penh
Tour Type: Landscape, Nature, History, and Culture
Tour Category: Vietnam Cambodia Tours
Tour Customizable: Absolutely! (Tell us your specific requirements in the inquiry form)
Active Level: Regular itinerary, Moderate walking & Trekking
Special Note: The itinerary of Cruise tour can be varied according to even or odd date

Brief Itinerary
Sensational Vietnam and Cambodia 21 Days

Vietnam Tour in 16 Days
Day 01: Hanoi Arrival
Day 02: Hanoi City Tour
Day 03: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Day 04: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Sapa
Day 05: Sapa Trekking Tour
Day 06: Lao Chai – Giang Ta Chai – Sapa
Day 07: Fansipan by Cable Car – Hanoi
Day 08: Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An
Day 09: Cooking Class & Walking Tour
Day 10: Hoi An Farming & Fishing Tour
Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Saigon
Day 12: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels
Day 13: Saigon – Mekong Delta
Day 14: Cai Rang – Long Xuyen
Day 15: Chau Doc – Cham Village
Cambodia Tour in 6 Days
Day 16: Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
Day 17: Phnom Penh City Tour
Day 18: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Day 19: Siem Reap – Angkor Complex
Day 20: Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake
Day 21: Siem Reap Departure

 
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Vietnam Tour in 15 Days

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Upon your arrival, you will meet our guide and driver then transfer to hotel for check-in and relaxation. Rest of the day is your leisure to explore the city. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour: Train Street – Water Puppet Show – Cyclo Tour (B, L)

After breakfast, drive to Ho Chi Minh Complex to explore Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Stilt House, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidental Palace, and One Pillar Pagoda. Then move to the Temple of Literature to visit the first Vietnamese university.

hanoi presidental palace

After lunch, reach the Museum of Ethnology with an extensive display to 54 ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. Next, travel to the infamous Hoa Lo Museum a.k.a the “Hanoi Hilton” where former US presidential candidate John McCain was imprisoned for over 5 years.

cafe at hanoi train street

Later, enjoy a cup of coffee on the train tracks at Tran Phu Street to feel the steady lifestyle of the locals. Then join in a cyclo tour to discover Hanoi old quarter and purchase at boutique stores, amazing art galleries and souvenir shops. In the evening, immerse yourself in Vietnam culture through the traditional water puppet show. Overnight in Hanoi

Remarks:

  • Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays.
  • Museum of Ethnology is closed on Mondays.
  • The Museum can be exchanged into your other favorite destinations in Hanoi.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay with less touristy route (B, L, D)

Travel to Halong Bay by shuttle bus today and get on the Oriental Sails with a welcome drink and seafood for lunch. In the afternoon, head to Vung Vieng fishing village to see the life of local fishermen. Here you have two options:

vung vieng fishing village in halong bay

Option 1: Sit on bamboo rowing boat around Vung Vieng Fishing Village to get a closer look at the work of fishermen.
Option 2: Go kayaking by yourself to explore hidden corners of Halong Bay with the instructions of the guide.

sunset at halong bay

Return to Oriental Sails in the late afternoon for bathing and relaxation at the sunset. Enjoy a drink at the bar on the sundeck while cooking demonstration is underway. Overnight on Cruise

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Night Train to Sapa (B, L, D)

After Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck, sip a cup of tea and catch the morning view of seascapes. Next, pay a visit to Thien Canh Son Cave – the amazing destination in Bai Tu Long Bay. Afterward, prepare your luggage for check-out and enjoy the last meal at Halong Bay before returning to Hanoi.

attend taichi lesson at halong bay

Free time until getting to Hanoi Train Station for the night train to Sapa. Overnight on the train

Day 5: Sapa Trekking Tour to Cat Cat – Y Linh Ho – Lao Chai with Homestay (B, L, D)

Arrive in Lao Cai station in the early morning, enjoy breakfast and take a short rest. Begin the trekking adventure to Cat Cat Village to meet local people and see its fantastic waterfall.

y linh ho village sapa

Trek to Y Linh Ho village, the home to Hmong people, and have lunch with local specialties. In the afternoon, travel to Muong Hoa valley of pristine nature then move to Lao Chai and Ta Van village where you can interact with local people. Accommodation this evening is a homestay in order to get the true feelings of the local tradition and cultures.

Day 6: Lao Chai Village – Giang Ta Chai Village – Sapa (B, L)

After breakfast, visit Giang Ta Chai village of Red Dao people, trek through the picturesque waterfall and bamboo forests. On Sapa town arrival, spend the rest of the day exploring the local market. Overnight in Sapa.

Note: The order of Sapa tour can be flexible based on group tours

Day 7: Fansipan by Cable Car – Limousine to Hanoi (B)

After breakfast, travel by Mountain Train to reach Cable Car station which offers you beautiful views of surrounding villages and nature. It takes you 20 minutes for the cable car to ride up to the top of Mount Fansipan. Feel free to discover the rooftop of Indochina and behold the amazing panoramic views of Hoang Lien Son mountain range.

at the peak of mount fansipan

In the afternoon, return to Sapa town for a short walking through local markets and Sapa Cathedral. Transfer back to Hanoi by limousine in the evening. Overnight in Hanoi

Day 8: Hanoi – Fly to Danang – Hoi An (B, L)

Move to the airport this morning for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, visit Cham Museum preserving the most complete collection of Cham Artifacts in the world; China Beach – the dreaming beach for your relaxation, and Marble Mountain presenting the five elements of water, wood, air, fire, and earth.

china beach in danang vietnam

Leave Danang in the late afternoon then travel to Hoi An ancient town. Today’s evening is your leisure time to explore the town. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 9: Hoi An Cooking Class & Walking Tour (B, L)

Start the first morning in Hoi An by joining a cooking class at Red Bridge Restaurant. Visit firstly a local market to purchase some of the ingredients which will be used in the cooking lesson later.

attend cooking class in hoi an

Travel by boat to reach Red Bridge Cooking School then explore the herb and vegetable gardens. Next, learn how to cook some Hoi An traditional dishes and Vietnamese food carving for decoration under the instructions of a professional chef. Your lunch is what you have cooked this morning.

Cantonese congregation in hoi an

Spend the afternoon on a walking tour around Hoi An ancient town and exploring all of its well-known attractions. The itinerary includes the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Pottery Museum, Tan Ky old house, the Cantonese congregation, the silk street of Hoi An, the temples and pagodas of Chinese appearance. Overnight in Hoi An

Day 10: Hoi An Farming & Fishing Tour (B, L)

Wake up early this morning to head off the Farming and Fishing Life Join-in Tour. At Tra Que village, get a closer look at the farming community and do the daily work as a peasant comprising sowing, fertilizing, watering. Then cycle through the countryside to witness the rustic local life of Vietnamese people.

water vegetable in hoi an farming tour

In the afternoon, transfer to Cua Dai sea and watch fishermen working their craft and doing net fishing. Sit on special bamboo basket boat for an amazing race through palm-lined waterways. Overnight in Hoi An.

hoi an fishing tour

Day 11: Hoi An – Danang – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to Danang airport for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival, get to hotel for check-in. free and easy on our own.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

After breakfast, visit the Reunification Palace for the president of the former South Vietnam Government; War Remnant Museum which has been preserving countless artifacts, photos, and document about the Vietnam War. Stop at Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post office, the iconic French architectures in Saigon.

dining room at reunification palace

In the afternoon, head to Cu Chi Tunnels, the legendary underground system in the Vietnam War. Firstly, you will see a short introductory video showing how they were constructed, followed by an exploration of the maze of tunnels. Then follow your guide to explore the underground life and unlock the hidden corners in every tunnel. Return to Saigon in the late afternoon and spend the evening explore Ben Thanh Night Market on your own. Overnight in Saigon

cu chi tunnels in saigon

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta – Cai Be – Can Tho 3-day Cruise Tour (B, L, D)

After breakfast, you will be picked up at the hotel in Saigon and reach the cruise ship before noon for check-in. Then enjoy the welcome lunch and take a short rest for the afternoon’s itinerary. Later, join a land excursion to visit orchards where various fresh fruits can be found and you can taste some of them. Then visit some villages nearby to interact with friendly local people. In the late afternoon, return to the cruise ship for refreshment and enjoy the sunset on the sundeck with fine cocktails. Dinner and overnight on board

mekong dragon eye cruise

Day 14: Cai Rang – Long Xuyen (B, L, D)

Today, taste morning tea break and breakfast served on board. Then embark a sampan excursion to Cai Rang floating market and noodle-producing family. Return to the cruise ship towards Long Xuyen.

pineapple at cai rang floating market

After lunch, visit Bang Lang bird sanctuary to take great photos of unique kinds of birds. Dinner and overnight on board

Day 15: Chau Doc – Cham village (B, L)

Enjoy breakfast on cruise ship when heading to Chau Doc. Afterward, visit a floating fish farm or Cham village to get a closer look at the life of local people. Return to the boat for lunch then disembarkation. Cruise tour ends and free afternoon and evening in Chau Doc

cham people in mekong delta

Note: The itinerary of Cruise tour can vary according to even or odd date

Cambodia Tour in 6 Days

Day 16: Chau Doc – Speedboat to Phnom Penh (B)

Upon arrival in Phnom Penh by speed boat, you will meet our driver and guide for a transfer to your hotel for check-in and rest. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Day 17: Phnom Penh City Tour (B)

Spend a full day visiting Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, including sightseeing trips to Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum, with many pre and post-Angkor artifacts.

buddha statue in wat phnom phnom penh

In the afternoon, explore a dark chapter of Cambodia history at the notorious Tuol Sleng Museum & Choeung Ek Killing Field. Visit the Russian Market before returning to the hotel.

Day 18: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap – Cambodia Phare Circus Show (B, L)

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and take a short flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, meet Viet Vision Travel’s guide and move to hotel for check-in and relaxation

In the evening, see the astonishing Phare troupe performing a live show with a rich mix of circus arts, riveting theater, dances, and music telling unique Cambodian stories about history, folk, and cultures. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 19: Siem Reap – Angkor Temple Complex – Dinner Show (B, L, D)

In the morning, proceed to Angkor Thom – the great city of the ancient Khmer Empire. Your exploration includes South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm covered by the jungles, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a giant tree among the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that leave visitors unforgettable memories.

wall in bayon temple

In the afternoon, see the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. Stroll around this massive monument to discover many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water reflecting the charming temple. End of the day with a climb to the summit of Bakheng Hill to behold a spectacular sunset over Angkor Wat.

angkor wat in siem reap cambodia

Your dinner today will be accompanied with classical Apsara dancers depicting scenes from Khmer mythology. Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 20: Siem Reap – Banteay Srei – Tonle Sap Lake (B)

After breakfast, visit the temple of Banteay Srei temple considered a classic pearl in the crown of Khmer art. On the way back, stop at a traditional village for a demo about the collect and taste of the sugar palm juice and the making of the palm sugar (October to April for the collecting season). Then continue to visit Banteay Samre, established in the third quarter of the 12th century consisting of a central temple consists of two four-winged libraries a hall before and after example of very good southern accompany reservations.

Banteay Samre cambodia temple

In the afternoon, embark on an interesting boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake (Kampong Phluk area), where you will have the opportunity to learn about life on the lake. Tonle Sap is South East Asia’s largest freshwater lake with its size varying greatly depending on the season, as it is swelling to about four times its size during the wet season. Board a local boat and visit Kampong Phluck, a village where you will see houses on stilts that are submerged when Tonle Sap Lake extends. On the way, pass through floating houses and untouched flooded forests, portraying life on the water. Overnight in Siem Reap

floating market on tonle sap lake

Note: During Mar to May, it is dry season so the boat trip to Chong Kneas is organized as a replacement

Day 21: Siem Reap Departure (B)

After breakfast, our vehicle will take you to the airport for your departure flight. Vietnam Cambodia itinerary 3 weeks ends.

What’s Included?

  • 19-night accommodation with daily breakfast as per detail itinerary
  • Transfers by private/shared air-conditioned vehicles with an experienced driver as per itinerary
  • Soft-sleeper 4-berth train Hanoi – Lao Cai
  • Limousine bus Sapa – Hanoi
  • Shuttle bus Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh – Cai Be
  • Jack-Trans Farming Eco join-in, Red-Bridge Hoi An cooking class join-in
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary with authentic local food. (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner).
  • Local-stationed English-speaking tour guide. He or she will provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Entrance fees & permits
  • Boat excursion to Kompong Phlukk
  • Cambodia Phare Circus Show
  • Angkor Temple Pass
  • Cyclo
  • Water puppet show
  • Boat excursions
  • Fansipan cable car
  • Speedboat Chau Doc – Phnom Penh
  • Bottle of drinking water

What’s Excluded?

  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Vietnam, Cambodia Visa
  • Travel insurance
  • Other meals which are not indicated above
  • Beverages in the restaurants where meals are included
  • Gratuities to guides and drivers
  • Personal and other expenses such as porter, bar bills and laundry not stated in the itinerary.

Notes:

  • Please be aware that hotels and all other logistics, services and days of travel are subject to availability. Where flights are canceled or delayed Viet Vision Travel will endeavor to secure alternative arrangements of similar value as noted in our booking conditions.
  • The traveling times mentioned within this dossier are approximations only. These times will vary according to weather, road, traffic or any other prevailing conditions.
  • This itinerary and supplementary information has been compiled in good faith and was accurate at the time of writing. However, it DOES NOT form part of a contract between the client and Viet Vision Travel.
LocationHotels & RatingsRoom Category
HanoiAuthentic hotel *** or similarDeluxe room
Halong BayOriental Sails cruise *** or similarDeluxe cabin
SapaSapa Panorama or Sapa Vista *** or similarDeluxe room
HueEMM Hue Hotel *** or similarDeluxe room
Hoi AnVinh Hung 2 Hotel *** or similarDeluxe room
Ho Chi Minh CitySilverland Central Hotel & Spa *** or similarDeluxe room
Mekong DeltaDragon Eyes Cruise or similar
Phnom PenhKing Grand Boutique Hotel or similarDeluxe room
Siem ReapHari Residence & Spa 3*  or similarDeluxe room

 

Notes:

  • Room type based on twin/double sharing
  • All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily Western or Local breakfast.
  • All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.