Essential Vietnam & Cambodia

17 days,Hanoi to Bangkok

Sail on a junk boat through Halong Bay, sip iced coffee in Ho Chi Minh City, float through the Mekong Delta, enjoy sunrise over breathtaking Angkor Wat

A wide-ranging adventure showcasing the region’s natural wonders and fascinating cultures, this 17-day trip offers a combination of guided excursions and free time to explore beaches and ruins, urban culture and awe-inspiring landscapes. Cruise the Mekong for a day and overnight on a traditional sailing junk boat in Halong Bay. Witness the heights of Cambodia's past at Angkor Wat, and contemplate its lows by walking the infamous Killing Fields. Although many activities are included, there is still plenty of time to explore on your own and create the ultimate adventure.

What's Included

  • Halong Bay caves entrance
  • Halong Bay boat cruise with seafood lunch and dinner
  • Imperial Citadel and Tomb entrance (Hue)
  • Noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project (Hoi An)
  • Cu Chi Tunnels entrance and tour (Ho Chi Minh City)
  • Mekong Delta day trip
  • Cyclo tour (Phnom Penh)
  • Tuol Sleng and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields) entrance and guide
  • Angkor Wat complex entry and guide, including sunrise tour (Siem Reap)
  • Local Khmer dinner in nearby village either at the Planeterra-supported New Hope project or with a local family (depends on departure)
  • Border crossing support
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • 15 breakfasts, 2 lunch, 2 dinner. (Allow USD325-375 for meals not included.)
  • Train, local bus, air-con bus, plane, walking, cyclo, boat.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 15, avg 12
  • Hotels (14 nts), sleeper train (1 nt), junk boat (1 nt).

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Day 1Hanoi

Arrive at any time.

Day 2Hanoi/Ha Long(1B, 1L, 1D)

Enjoy a Ha Long Bay cruise on a junk boat with visits to a cave and an island lookout. Savour a seafood lunch and dinner.

Day 3Ha Long/Huế(1B)

Cruise back to the port and take a private van to Hanoi. Enjoy some time in the city before an overnight train to Hue.

Day 4Huế

Guided tour of the Imperial Citadel, Royal Tomb and Tien Mu Pagoda. Optional countryside motorbike tour.

Day 5Huế/Hoi An(1B)

Drive the Hai Van pass. Take advantage of Hoi An's many options over the 2.5 days in town. Opt for a cooking class, riverboat trip, bike ride, beach time, tailor visit or My Son ruins.

Day 6Hoi An(1B, 1L)

Spend two full days exploring all Hoi An has to offer. Dive into the culture, hang out on the beach or get clothes tailor-made in one of the many shops around town. Enjoy a noodle making demonstration and lunch at Oodles of Noodles, a Planeterra-supported project.

Day 7Hoi An(1B)

Spend a free day exploring all Hoi An has to offer.

Day 8Hoi An/Ho Chi Minh City(1B)

Fly from Hoi An to Ho Chi Minh City with free time to explore this hectic city.

Day 9Ho Chi Minh City(1B)

Guided tour of the Cu Chi Tunnels in the morning, free time in afternoon.

Day 10Ho Chi Minh City(1B)

Enjoy a boat cruise through the villages, islands, and floating markets of the Mekong Delta, and visit traditional candy factories.

Day 11Ho Chi Minh City/Phnom Penh(1B)

Travel day with border crossing from Vietnam to Cambodia. Enjoy a cyclo tour through the city to benefit a local organization.

Day 12Phnom Penh(1B)

Guided tour of Tuol Sleng Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields). Opt to visit the Royal Palace, the National Museum or the Central Market.

Day 13Phnom Penh/Siem Reap(1B)

Drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap, the home base for exploring incredible Angkor Wat.

Days 14–15Siem Reap(1B, 1D)

Enjoy a guided tour of the Angkor Wat temple complex. Opt to visit the Tonlé Sap floating village and the Angkor National Museum. Enjoy a traditional meal of Khmer food either at the Planeterra-supported New Hope project or in a local home in a village outside the city.

Day 16Siem Reap/Bangkok(1B)

Cross the border into Thailand and continue on to the bustling metropolis of Bangkok.

Day 17Bangkok(1B)

Depart at any time.

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