Images of Vietnam and Cambodia

Travel to Indochina on this group tour of Vietnam & Cambodia seeing the highlights while also immersing yourself in the regional cultures to further enrich your journey. Walk the maze of streets in Hanoi’s Old Quarter before hopping on a pedalled rickshaw, cruise the stunning scenery of Halong Bay on an overnight boat trip, travel to Central Vietnam to explore the cities of Hue & Hoi An, take walking tours, dine on traditional cuisine and meet the people who call this place home. Explore Saigon’s bustle and then head to the Mekong Delta to dive deep into the countryside, the pulse of the Vietnamese. Travel to Cambodia and explore the fascinating temples of Angkor. Complete with English speaking guides, many meals, and much more!



  • Total Days: 14
  • Start:Hanoi
  • End: Siem Reap
    Tour Highlights

  • English speaking guides, 4-star hotels, and many meals

  • Explore Hanoi’s bustling Old Quarter

  • Stay overnight on a deluxe boat on Halong Bay

  • Meet the people and dine on traditional food

  • Take walking tours, boat tours and more!

  • Discover the lush Mekong Delta region

  • Visit local villages, busy cities and small towns

  • Experience the Temples of Angkor

departures: 16 – 29 October / 20 November – 03December / 04 – 15 December

cost per person double sharing $2750.00 CAD ( single supplement $995.00 )

  Tour Includes:Hotel with daily breakfast, overnight cruise on Halong Bay, lunches & dinners as indicated, services of expert English speaking guides, entrance fees to sites listed on the itinerary, group A/C transportation with expert drivers, 3 on-tour flights, and airport transfers.


 Day 1 – Arrival in Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, you will be met by your local guide in the arrivals area holding a name-board. After a warm welcome & brief introduction, you will be transferred to your hotel for check-in. The remainder of the day is at your leisure. Stay two nights in Hanoi.

  • Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2 – Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and at the appointed time you will be met by your guide in the hotel lobby to start your full day exploring Hanoi’s illustrious history. In the morning, see the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum before moving onto his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. You will then explore the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, which is imbued with the profound philosophies of Confucianism. In the afternoon, experience a culinary and immersive experience as you explore local markets, bustling streets and tempt your palate with stops at food stalls for insight into regional treats. Afterwards, take a pedalled-rickshaw (cyclo) ride around the maze of streets in the Old Quarter. Return to your hotel for the evening at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Hanoi
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 – Hanoi – Halong Bay

Meet after breakfast and checkout and depart Hanoi passed green rice paddy fields to Halong (approx. 4 hours). Upon your arrival, enjoy a welcome drink and board your sailing junk for your one night cruise of Halong Bay.

  • Overnight in Halong Bay
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner

Day 4 – Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue

Enjoy breakfast on board and the morning cruising through the limestone scenery and emerald waters of the Bay before returning to the wharf area to meet your transportation back to Hanoi and to the airport for your flight to Hue in Central Vietnam.

  • Overnight in Hue
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 – Hue

After breakfast at the hotel, venture into the countryside to the Imperial Tomb of Khai Dinh, a beautifully elaborate tomb mixing Vietnamese & European styles located on a hillside, an emperor often referred to as a puppet of the French. Afterwards, experience the warmth and hospitality of the Vietnamese on an excursion to gain further insight into the culture and daily life of the locals in Hue. Traditional customs, the way of life, cooking traditions, and Hue’s specialties are just some of the things you will experience. Enjoy a nice local lunch with your host’s family. In the afternoon, visit the Imperial Citadel in the heart of Hue, a vast complex built in the early 19th century. The original walls stretched for 10 km and were surrounded by a wide moat. Today, most of the buildings have been destroyed due to bombing during the Vietnam-American War, but the monuments that remain provide a fascinating glimpse into the court life of the Nguyen Dynasty. Later, visit the Thien Mu Pagoda, just outside of Hue, on the banks of the Perfume River and then enjoy a sunset cruise back to your hotel along the Perfume River.

  • Overnight in Hue
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 6 – Hue – Hoi An

Drive along the coast and via mountain passes to the town of Hoi An. En route, make a stop at the photogenic village of Lang Co. On arrival in Hoi An, stop at a lantern making workshop and then take guided a walking tour of the old town.

  • Overnight in Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 7 – Hoi An

Enjoy the full day at your leisure, or join an optional tour.

  • Overnight in Hoi An
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 8 – Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

Meet at the hotel for transportation to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City in South Vietnam. On arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel for the rest of the day at your leisure. Optional tours are available.

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 9 – Ho Chi Minh City

In the morning you will visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels where Vietnamese guerrillas built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels as hideouts during the war. If you wish to venture in the small tunnels, some modified for foreign tourists, you may do so. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon for a half-day tour of the city. Highlights include the Reunification Palace (photo stop), the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, the War Remnants Museum, and Cho’lon, the city’s bustling Chinatown.

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 10 – Ho Chi Minh City & Mekong Delta

Depart for the Mekong Delta. Upon arrival in the town of My Tho, enjoy a boat cruise along the river and take a short walk to a handicraft workshop where products are made from coconut trees. Experience an exciting horse-drawn cart ride to visit a local house where you will enjoy tea and taste home grown fruit. Board a sampan and drift along the narrow, tree-lined canals for further exploration of the Mekong Delta, and after lunch, visit a family-run business making coconut candy before returning to My Tho. On the return trip to Ho Chi Minh City, visit the Vinh Trang Pagoda if time permits. Arrive in the city by late afternoon and have the evening at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City
  • Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 11 – Ho Chi Minh city – Siem Reap

Meet at the hotel after breakfast and transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, home to the Temples of Angkor. On arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel for the day at your leisure. This evening, enjoy dinner with a traditional Apsara performance at a local restaurant.

  • Overnight in Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 12 – Siem Reap

Today you will visit the Angkor archaeological park. Enter Angkor Thom via the Southern Gate and explore the ancient city. Then proceed to visit the ruins at the Bayon Temple, Baphoun Temple, Phimeanakas Temple, the Royal Palace, the Elephant Terrace and the Leper King Terrace. Also today, tour the impressive Ta Prohm Temple, one of the most popular attractions in Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. In the afternoon, visit magnificent Angkor Wat. Explore its extraordinary architecture and then have an opportunity to experience a spectacular sunset over the monuments.

  • Overnight in Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 13 – Siem Reap

Visit the graceful 11th century Temple of Shiva, Banteay Srei, with its rarely seen sculpted female deities and then take a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake to see the floating villages and rural communities around the lake. Return to the hotel for the late afternoon and evening at your leisure.

  • Overnight in Siem Reap
  • Meals: Breakfast

Day 14 – Siem Reap – Departure

Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then meet at the appointed time for your departure transfer to the airport. Checkout is at 12 noon.

  • Meals: Breakfast

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