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12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour
12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour

12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour

12 days
4.9 (11)
460+ booked
Start Hanoi
Destination +8 Destinations
End Siem Reap

Tour Overview

As a connection between the culture and travel of two neighboring countries, the 12 Days Essential Vietnam and Cambodia Tour promises to bring you a never-happened experience!

In this unique tour, the highlight destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia are integral! During 12 days of visiting the sites, you will discover the beauty of the thousand-year-old cultural capital Hanoi, admire the majestic scenery of the natural wonder Halong Bay, visit vibrant cities like Danang, Hoian, and especially Ho Chi Minh City, explore the ancient architecture at Siem Reap as well as enjoy the whole city with the Angkor Wat tour. Make sure that you are well-prepared for a trip full of surprises!

Whether you are a nature and culture lover, adventure, or experience seeker, this trip can meet all your requirements. Our seasoned guides will lead you to the most wonderful beaches, famous cuisine, ancient temples, etc., and help you truly connect with people and local culture. It will be an unforgettable experience in your life!

Let’s step into the journey of discovery, Asia Links Travel is honored to serve you!

Tour Highlights

  • Explore Hanoi and its wonderful value of arts and architects.
  • Enjoy a unique vacation by cruising in Halong Bay, a UNESCO-nominated site.
  • Experience colorful Danang & Hoian with exciting activities.
  • Visit one of the most vibrant cities in Vietnam - Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Immerse yourself in the poetic Mekong Delta, learn how to make traditional products and local culture.
  • Savor the “city of the temple” - Angkor Temples with a tour.
  • Discover the ancient architecture of Siem Reap.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

When you arrive at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, our driver is ready to pick you up and transfer to the hotel for check in (your room is available at 14:00).

The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Meals on your own account. Overnight stay in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi Full Day City Tour (B)

Enjoy a buffet breakfast at hotel.

At 8h30 AM: Start your day by visiting many famous attractions in Hanoi. Our first stops is Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum - an important historical destination of Hanoi. You will have the chance to learn about Ho Chi Minh simple lifestyle and his legacy through a visit the Stilt House, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Then, we arrive at the first university of Vietnam - Temple of Literature, and you have lunch on your own.

In the afternoon, we move to Museum of Ethnology where show the artifacts about 54 ethnic groups. This is the largest museum in Hanoi which attracts us by knowledge of the multiculturalism of Vietnam and the relaxing green space.

Being out of the museum surroundings, we will come to the colorful Hanoi Old Quarter. You can find a wide range of stuff here from silk clothing, lacquerware, sophisticated linens, furniture, and cooking utensils to lovely souvenirs.

Dinner on your own and have a good night at the hotel.

Day 3: Hanoi - Overnight Cruise in Halong Bay (B, L, D) - Joined Cruise

Have breakfast at hotel.

7:45 - 8:15 AM: Our guide will meet you at your hotel with shuttle a bus pick-up. Enjoy the peaceful scenery when we travel through the countryside, farmland and Red River delta.

11:30 -12:00: Arrive at Tuan Chau Marina. You will be welcomed aboard the cruise by a welcome drink. Then, you will check into your cabin and refresh your in-leisure time. The restaurant serve you a delectable lunch while cruising ahead to Halong Bay.

In the afternoon, exploring Surprising Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. It is one of the widest grottoes in Halong Bay with thousands of stalactites and stalagmites.

Back to the cruise, we will take you to visit the Titop Island to swim in the green water and immerse yourself with the best view of Halong Bay.

Continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.

After that, come back to the cruise and enjoy the Sunset Party on sundeck.

Delicious dinner will be served.

It’s time to take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around.

Overnight on board.

Note: Shuttle bus with English speaking guide will take you to Halong Bay. Please kindly contact our Sales consultant for further information about private transfer (with surcharge). The cruise program may have a little different between each Cruise in Halong Bay.

Day 4: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Fly to Danang - Hoian (B, L)

06:30 - 06:45 AM: Have breakfast on board while cruising to the Natural Preservation Zone. You have a chance to kayak to explore around the area or visit a floating house and learn about the daily life of the local fishermen.

It’s your free time to refresh and relax before checking out. Bags can be left in luggage store.

Continue exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.

Time for light brunch.

11:00 – 11:30 AM: Disembark at the harbor, Tuan Chau Marina.

Then you will take shuttle bus from Halong to Hanoi Airport for a flight to Danang. Arrive at Danang, our driver will pick you up and transfer you to hotel in Hoian.

Check in and enjoy your night at the hotel. Dinner on your own account.

Note: The cruise’s itinerary may have some differences between each Cruise in Halong Bay. This detail will be discussed further based on your preferences while book this tour with us.

Day 5: Hoian - Free & Easy (B)

Today is your leisure. Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

Optional Tours:

Option 1: Bana Hill and Golden Bridge Full Day – Joined in Group Tour extra US$72/pax (lunch included)

07:30 AM – 08:00 AM: Our Minivan and a tour guide pick you up at your hotel lobby to ride to Bana Hills via Cable Car.

Enjoying in the most modern Cable Car in Southeast Asia then visiting Dream Stream Cable car Station and admiring the breath-taking view of Danang coastal city.

After finishing the first cable car, you will visit The Golden Bridge – which has the most exotic structure and also the world’s most prominent pedestrian bridges highlighted by the British Guard newspaper, Le Jardin D’amourn (consists of 9 gardens), Linh Ung pagoda.

Move to the 2nd Cable Car to visit the French Village where you could enjoy Street Music, watch Art’s statue, Campanile, Nine Floor Goddess Shrine, Tombstone Temple, Watch Carnival Performance Show, Square Du Dome, etc; or challenge yourself with the most popular adventure ride – Slide of Tube Car (free ride).

Have lunch at restaurant (Buffet).

Take the Lava Train from Sun Kingdom to many new attractions for check-in such as Helios waterfall, Time Gate, and The Moon Kingdom. Next, you can join in Fantasy Park by walking in Fairy Forest, discovering Dinosaur Park, playing 5D wild west, enjoying 4D death race ride, watching 3D mega 360 degrees, riding on journey into the underground, entering Jurassic Park, challenging Freefall Tower and participating in an adventure in Horror House and over 90 free games.

15:00: Return to the Cable Car for leaving Bana Hills.

16:45 – 17:45: Our Minivan brings you back to your hotel. Tour ends.

Tour Inclusion

  • Transportation & English-speaking tour guide
  • Cable cars, entrance fees in the Fantasy Park & outdoor activities
  • Golden Bridge, Funicular, Le Jardin D’amour
  • Buffet lunch
  • A bottle of water
Day 6: Hoian Free Day (B)

Today is at your leisure.

Optional Tours are available upon your request.

Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel in Hoian.

Day 7: Hoian - Danang - Fly to Ho Chi Minh (B)

This morning is free at your leisure. You can spend time exploring the ancient town and buying some lovely gifts for your family and friends back home.

In the afternoon, you will be transferred without guide to Danang airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh city. Upon your arrival, our driver in Ho Chi Minh are ready to pick up and transfer you to the hotel for check in.

Meals on your own account. Overnight at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh - Mekong Delta - Ho Chi Minh (B, L) - Jouned Group Tour

Breakfast at hotel.

Pick up: 7.30 - 8.00 AM

Return: 17.30

Leaving the vibrant Ho Chi Minh City and start your trip to depart for My Tho which lies on the left side of the Mekong River. Upon arrival, visit Vinh Trang pagoda which sated back to the late 19th century. Then boarding the sampan and cruising down the river around the four beautiful islands known as Dragon, Unicorn, Phoenix and Tortoise islands.

Stop over at Unicorn Island and walk around country lane and see orchards, enjoy tropical fruits, folk song music which performed by the local people. Visit the fruit plantation.

Ride a hand-rowed sampan through Thoi Son canal and treat yourself in the beauty of the countryside, visit the family business and honey-bee farm, enjoy honey tea and coconut candy workshop.

Have lunch at a local restaurant. Break time.

In the afternoon, time for cycling around the Tan Thach village, meeting the local villagers to experience the local daily life in the Mekong delta. Hammock relaxing and enjoy cool breeze for those can not join the cycling trip.

Return to Ho Chi Minh City.

Dinner on your own account. Overnight at hotel in Ho Chi Minh.

Note: Drop off time depends on traffic, weather so the finished time could be later than expecting.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh - Fly to Siem Reap (B)

This morning is your free time, then you will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh airport for your flight to Siem Reap. When you arrive, our driver is ready to take you to the hotel to check in. Dinner on your expense. Overnight at the hotel.

Optional morning visit: Ho Chi Minh City Half Day – Joined Group Tour extra US$25/pax

Pick up: 7.30 - 8.00 AM

Return: 12.00 PM

Take the morning trip to visit Independence Palace, also known at the Reunification palace, was built on the sight of the former Norodom palace. The Independence Palace is a widely known landmark of Ho Chi Minh City and was designed by the architect Ngo Viet Thu. Continue seeingthe beautiful structures from the French Colonial times such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, the historic Central Post Office. Followed by the remarkable site of the War Remnants Museum the museum has a vast display of the both the Indochina wars. End trip.

Tour Inclusion

  • A/C bus
  • English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance fee
  • Mineral water (1 bottle/pax/day).
Day 10: Siem Reap - Angkor Complex (B)

Start early morning (07:30 am), our guide & driver will pick you up and transfer you to view the sunrise at Angkor Wat and continue to explore Angkor Wat, the most popular tourist attraction in Cambodia-it is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Angkor Wat, also known as the “City of Temples” a temple complex in Cambodia and one of the largest religious monuments in the world, on a site measuring 162.6 hectares.

Originally constructed as a Hindu temple dedicated to the god Vishnu for the Khmer Empire, it was gradually transformed into a Buddhist temple towards the end of the 12th century. We are seeing the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat. We stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple.

Next is Ta Prohm, one of the area’s most beautiful temples left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the way most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them, it was used as a location in the film Tomb Raider.

Visit the most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire, Angkor Thom, the Great Angkor City, was established in the late twelfth century by King Jayavarman VII. We also visit the impressive Bayon Temple, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King & Baphoun temple.

At your wish by afternoon, head out of town to visit Prasat Banteay Srei, a well-carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei. The detailed reliefs on this smaller sandstone structure are regarded as the finest, most skillfully crafted in Cambodia. Banteay Srei has only been accessible since the late 1990s when the Khmer Rouge left the area.

Meals on your own. Overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 11: Tonle Sap Lake - Floating village (B)

After breakfast, visit the Chong Kneas Floating Village on Tonle Sap Lake and take a boat trip to see the daily life in the village. The natural wonder of Tonle Sap brings an insight into the old tradition of riparian life and the natural splendor of the countryside which is followed by an Artisan Dangkor workshop. Return to the hotel to relax.

In the afternoon, visit The Royal Residence (see from outside), Royal Garden, Preah Angchek Preah Angchorm, where locals come to pray for their happiness, etc. This is followed by Wat Preah Enkosei, the only Siem Reap-period temple in modern Siem Reap. It was built in the mid-10th century by a high-ranking Brahmin named Divakarabhata who married the daughter of Rajendravarman II (r. 944-968).

Angkor National Museum to learn & understand the cultural heritage of the golden era of the Khmer Kingdom through an amassed collection of invaluable artifacts and state-of-the-art multimedia technology exhibitions for a full pictorial legendary story for easy comprehension.

Lunch and dinner on your own. Stay overnight at the hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 12: Siem Reap - Departure (B)

Don’t forget to buy some souvenirs for your friends and family because this is the last day of your tour. After that, you will move to the airport to prepare for your flight.

The hotel room is at your disposal until 12.00 noon.

Meals on your own. End of service!

Asia Links Travel is ready to cater for your holiday, contact us for advance booking!

What's included

03 regional flights: Hai Phong - Danang, Danang - Ho Chi Minh, Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap in economy class.
Vietnam E-visa.
10-night accommodation with daily breakfast at hotels in twin/double sharing room.
1 night on Halong Bay Cruise with a full meal on board as mentioned.
Transfer Hanoi - Halong Bay by shuttle bus.
Tours and transfers as mentioned by air-conditioned vehicle.
01-day joined in group tour visit Mekong with lunch.
Local English-speaking guide.
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
Kayaking in Halong Bay.
Insurance on-board cruise.
Cooking class onboard.
Water on sightseeing.
Other meals which do not mention.
Early check-in & late check-out hotel.
Cambodia Visa.
Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, camera fee, etc.).
Tipping for guides and drivers.
Compulsory personal travel insurance.
Compulsory Christmas and New Year's Eve Dinner at the hotel if required
Others not mentioned.

Trip Notes

Time travel: Possible to travel all year around. March to June and September to October are best time in Sapa when the weather is warmer and days are mainly sunny.

Rooms are available from 14.00 on arrival day until 12.00 on departure day, room supplement charge will be added for request of early/late check in/out.

Airfares (if any) may change without notice prior to e-ticket issuance.

Price for infants and children will be quoted as follow:

  • Children under 2 years old: Free of charge (Maximum 1 child under 2 years old travels with 2 adults; from the second child, 50% of the regular fare will be applied) 
  • Children from 2 to 5 years old: 50% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 5 to 11 years old: 75% of the regular fare will be applied
  • Children from 12 years: 100% of the regular fare will be applied

During Peak Season and special occasions, surcharges may be added to the price:

  • Christmas and New Year’s Eve: Compulsory meals would be added during these times of the years, depends on hotels or resorts you will stay overnight.
  • Vietnam Lunar New Year: 24 January – 27 January: Extra fee will be applied during holiday.

Visa requirements:

For Vietnam: You must have a valid passport and a visa (or pre-approval letter for a visa on arrival) to enter Vietnam. Our consultant will be happy to advise you on visa requirements.

Your passport must be valid for six months beyond your planned stay, and you must have at least one blank page for each visa stamp.

Customer Reviews (11)

10 point tour Vietnam and Cambodia

(5.0)
“A memorable journey with exciting surprises! I was a bit worried about participating alone, but the professionalism and dedication of the Asia Links Travel team brought me great experiences. If you want to explore Vietnam and Cambodia, highly recommend this tour1”
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Sunny
Australia

Unforgettable and priceless experience

(5.0)
“Not a simple trip, but rather a journey of memorable and priceless experience!!! Amazing landscape, vibrant cities, rich culture, friendly people, unique cuisine and exciting activities. Thank you Asia Links Travel for your enthusiastic support!”
Review Unforgettable and priceless experience
Kellie
England

Amazing tour! Love every minute

(5.0)
“Thank Asia Links Travel for helping my mother and me have a memorable journey. My mother and I are both people who like Indochina culture, nature and architecture, so this was truly a dream trip. We both liked Hoian. It's very poetic. Highly rcm!”
Review Amazing tour! Love every minute
Melanie
Australia

Unique holiday adventure

(5.0)
“Initially we only planned to go to Vietnam but choosing the Vietnam Cambodia tour was the right decision. Although they are Southeast Asian countries, each country has its own beauty and unique features in nature, culture, lifestyle and cuisine. Highly recommended this tour of Asia Links Travel for those who like something new in their journey!”
Review Unique holiday adventure
Julian
Australia

Enjoyable Vietnam and Cambodia

(5.0)
“From Sapa, Hanoi, Halong Bay to Hoian, Danang, Ho Chi Minh City and then to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, each city has its own beauty and charm. Thank you Asia Links Travel for bringing me and my family interesting cultural experiences.”
Review Enjoyable Vietnam and Cambodia
Hiya
India

Wonderful trip to Vietnam and Cambodia

(5.0)
“This tour is perfect for those who want to explore highlights of included cities while also having days to relax. First time participating in a tour like this, I found it very interesting to be able to explore the unique differences between nature, culture, cuisine and people between Vietnam and Cambodia. Thank you Asia Links Travel for bringing me a memorable journey!”
Review Wonderful trip to Vietnam and Cambodia
Liam.R
Canada

Perfect planners and Quality service providers

(5.0)
“Great trip from the beginning of choosing the tour until the end of the journey! Thank you for the advice and support from Asia Links Travel to help me have a tour that is both authentic and rich in culture as desired. During the 12 days of companionship, the schedule was always reasonable and when I needed help, there was always enthusiastic care staff!”
Review Perfect planners and Quality service providers
Millian
United States

Fabulous Tour

(4.5)
“What an exciting journey! Right from the start of my journey in Vietnam, I couldn't stop saying wow because everything was so wonderful. Sapa is peaceful and cold, Hanoi is ancient and bustling, Halong Bay is charming with beautiful beaches, Hoian is romantic, Ho Chi Minh City is always vibrant, Siem Reap and Angkor Wat are mysterious and ancient. A great 12-day itinerary from Asia Links Travel!”
Review Fabulous Tour
Shelly.R
Australia

Amazing custom 12 day adventure through Vietnam and Cambodia!

(5.0)
“Amazing Trip! Just a superb 12 days. Everything perfectly arranged. Unique cultures with authentic experiences. Breathtaking scene. Vibrant cities, mystical forests, bustling neighborhoods, ancient temples, all brought me unforgettable memories. Thankyou Asia Links Travel”
Review Amazing custom 12 day adventure through Vietnam and Cambodia!
Shawn.D
Canada

Outstanding tour of Vietnam and Cambodia

(4.5)
“I and my mom had a 12-day wonderful and memorable trip from Vietnam to Cambodia. Our contact from Asia Links Travel was very responsive to our needs, flexible and helpful. If Vietnam gives me a feeling of both peace and excitement, then when I come to Siem Reap and Angkor Wat, I feel the antiquity and mystery here. Truly an interesting journey! Highly rcm”
Review Outstanding tour of Vietnam and Cambodia
Lilith
United States

Amazing Vietnam and Cambodia tour

(5.0)
“This is the first time I've participated in a two-country tour like this. During the journey, what I felt most clearly was the unique cultural diversity of the two countries. The natural and culinary features of the locations also surprised and excited me. A perfect trip thanks to the support of Asia Links Travel! Highly recommended”
Review Amazing Vietnam and Cambodia tour
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United Kingdom
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