Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 days

Vietnam - Cambodia after 14 days
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Experience the essentials of Vietnam and Cambodia at the same time on a 14-day trip. There are complete surprises in every day of travel time. Visit the strangest and most mysterious places in Cambodia. And enjoy the peaceful and beautiful Vietnam.

Trip highlights

  • Attend Cao Dai religious ceremony (a unique religion combining Buddhism, Christianity and Confucianism)
  • Experience “Indiana Jones” as you wrestle in the jungle to visit the recently discovered Beng Mealea temple
  • A brief look at Vietnam and Cambodia in just 2 weeks

Trip summary

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi

You will be warmly welcomed upon arrival at Hanoi airport and dropped off at your hotel. Free for the rest of the day. Meals are your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 days Hanoi Red Bridge

Day 2: Sightseeing in Hanoi

Morning pick up and enjoy a day sightseeing Hanoi city including Ho Chi Minh complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ho Chi Minh Museum, Presidential Palace, Stilt House and One Pillar Pagoda). Continue to visit the Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university. Lunch at local restaurant. Then, visit the Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Return to Hanoi Old Quarter to join a walking tour to discover daily life. Return to the hotel. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 days Flower seller in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi> Ha Long

After breakfast, pick up and drop off from your hotel to Halong Bay. Arrive in Ha Long at noon and board our traditional wooden boat/excursion. Enjoy your time for relaxing, sightseeing and swimming. Visit the Floating Fishing Village and swim if the weather permits. Meals are included. Overnight on the train

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, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 days Vung Vieng floating village in Ha Long

Day 4: Ha Long > Hanoi

Wake up on the bay to the sound of waves and birds to welcome the new day. Watch the sunrise over the bay and, after breakfast, visit a beautiful limestone cave. Walk back to the boat for a final view of Halong Bay while heading back to the pier. The car takes the group back to Hanoi and overnight. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Hanoi.

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 days Cruise Halong Bay

Day 5: Hanoi> Hue

In the morning, transfer to Noi Bai airport for flight to Hue. Upon arrival at Phu Bai airport, you will be taken directly to your hotel. In the afternoon, you will start to visit the city, including the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden City, the Ancient Capital Museum and Dong Ba market. Dinner and overnight in Hue.

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 daysDong Ba – The oldest market in Hue

Day 6: Hue> Hoi An

In the morning, enjoy breakfast at the hotel before exploring the Ancient Capital. Cruise the Perfume River by boat. Visit Thien Mu Pagoda and the ornate Minh Mang Tomb. Lunch at local restaurant.

Arrive in Hoi An in the afternoon after crossing Hai Van pass and visit the Cham Museum with a craft village at the foot of the Marble Mountains. Check in hotel in Hoi An and have free time to explore the city. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Hoi An.

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 days Perfume River Cruise

Day 7: Hoi An> My Son> Hoi An

Morning pick up at your hotel for transfer to My Son, a World Heritage Site, 50 km southwest of Hoi An. My Son is the capital and religious center of the Cham people, built between the 7th and 13th centuries and is considered the same class as some of the largest archaeological sites in Southeast Asia such as Angkor in Cambodia, Bagan in Myanmar and Ayutthaya in Thailand. Take your time to explore this area and head back to Hoi An city at noon. Free time to shop or explore the old town. Meals are your own. Overnight in Hoi An.

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, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 daysAncient Hindu temples of Cham culture in My Son

Day 8: Hoi An> Flight to TP.

In the morning, transfer you to the airport for a flight to Saigon. Upon arrival in Saigon, enjoy a day tour to visit the most beautiful sites in the area including Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office, followed by exploring the Reunification Palace and the site The highlight is the War Remnants Museum. Lunch at local restaurant. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Saigon.

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 daysSaigon Notre-Dame Basilica

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City> Mekong Delta> Ho Chi Minh City

In the morning, the car will pick you up at the hotel, then leave Saigon, enjoy the scenic journey along the National Highway. Visit Vinh Trang Pagoda in My Tho, leisurely boat ride along the river, see stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages. Continue to Cu Lao Rua, have lunch in the orchard. Take a boat to An Khanh – a less touristy attraction than in Ben Tre, enjoy a cruise on a rowing sampan boat. Enjoy seasonal fruits & honey tea in the local sound of “Southern Don ca tai tu”. Visiting a family business epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle. Get in the car back to Saigon with many beautiful memories that captivate people’s hearts. Drop off at the hotel. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Saigon.

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 days My Tho

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City> Cu Chi> Cao Dai Temple> Ho Chi Minh City

In the morning, the car will take you to Cao Dai – the Great Holy See, which is said to be one of the most outstanding architectural works in Southeast Asia. Wonderfully experience the lavish space of the midday ceremony held by Cao Dai followers. In the afternoon, you visit the legendary Cu Chi Tunnels 200 km long, where the Viet Cong hid during the War and were heavily damaged by bombs and mines. Visit the tunnels and watch a short introductory video of how the tunnels were built. Spend the next hour exploring the tunnel. After that, enjoy tea, cassava (wartime guerilla food). Back to hotel in Saigon. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Saigon

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, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 days Cu Chi Tunnels

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City> Flight to Siemreap

In the morning, transfer to the airport for a flight to Siemreap. Arriving in Siemreap, the local guide will pick you up and take you back to the hotel. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Siem Reap

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 days Siem Reap

Day 12: Angkor Thom & Angkor Wat Temple

Morning visit Angkor Thom (Great Citadel), Sough Gate, Bayon temple, famous for 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Continue to Baphuon Temple, a pyramid that represents the mythical Mount Meru. Visit the Terrace of Elephant – the facility for the king’s audience hall; Terrace of Leper King – a 7m high platform, topped by a nude statue, though genderless; and the Hindu temple Phimean Akas (Heavenly Palace). Afternoon explore the world heritage site of Angkor Wat, the most spectacular monument of the Angkor complex; Natural stone Phnom Bakheng (Temple on the mountain). Watch the sunset from Angkor Wat. Back to hotel in Siemreap. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Siem Reap

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 daysAngkor Wat

Day 13: Phnom Kulen & Ben Mealea Temple

In the morning, the car takes you to Phnom Kulen, the sacred birthplace of the Khmer empire. Reach the top of Phnom Kulen and enjoy the beautiful view of the plains. Explore the rock carvings in the riverbed and visit some of the hidden temples. Take a cool bath under a picturesque waterfall. Back to Siemreap for lunch. Have the eerie “Indiana Jones” experience as you struggle through the terrifying jungle to discover the one-of-a-kind Beng Mealea temple. Dinner is your own. Overnight in Siem Reap.

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 daysWaterfalls in Phnom Kulen . National Park

Day 14: Siem Reap

Free check out until you get a shuttle to the airport for your flight back home. The trip is over

, Vietnam – Cambodia after 14 daysSiem Reap International Airport

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