Angkor Wat Cambodia
Angkor Wat Cambodia

Tour The Highlights of Cambodia and Vietnam - 20 Days

Highlights of Cambodia and Vietnam is a soft adventure tour of Cambodia and Vietnam in 20days/19 nights.

The tour features the the major travel attractions of Cambodia and Vietnam such as the temples of Angkor, the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam, Hoi An Old Town, Hue and Halong Bay. The pace of travel is moderate with transfers for long distances by speedboat and by train. At each destination, we have reasonable time for guided tours and good time for relaxing or for self-exploration.

Angkor Wat Siem Reap Cambodia
Angkor Wat Siem Reap Cambodia

*Notes: There are possibilities to take one of our extension tours in northern Vietnam like tour to Ninh Binh, to Sapa or to Ha Giang...; or you may like to travel with us further into Laos.

Day-to-day itinerary

Day1    Arrive at Siem Reap/ Siem Reap Tour (B)
Day2    Siem Reap Tour (B)
Day3    Siem Reap Tour (B)
Day4    Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (by speedboat)/Tour of Phnom Penh (B)
Day5    Morning Free time/Phnom Penh – Chau Doc (by afternoon speed boat) (B)
Day6    Chau Doc – Tra Su Nature Reserve – Vinh Long Homestay (B/L)
Day7    Vinh Long – Cai Be Floating Market – Saigon (B/L)
Day8    Full day free at leisure (B)
Day9    Morning City Tour/Afternoon: Overnight Train for Da Nang (SE6: 1545-1018) (B)
Day10    Arrrive at Da Nang (1018 A.M)/Da Nang – Hoi An (no meal)
Day11    Hoi An at leisure (B)
Day12    Hoi An at leisure (B)
Day13    Hoi An – Hue (by train: 1400-1700) (guide at Hoi An to Da Nang only)/self-arranged transfer in Hue (3km) (B)
Day14    Hue Tour: Citadel, Royal Tombs, River Cruise (B)
Day15    Free Morning/Afternoon: Overnight Train Hue – Ha Noi (SE6: 1321-0445) (B)
Day16    Arrive at Hanoi (0445 A.M) (Early check-in with breakfast included)/Afternoon City Tour (B)
Day17    Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay Junk Cruise (B/L/D)
Day18    Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L)
Day19    Hanoi at leisure (B)
Day20    Depart Ha No (without guide, late check-out not included) (B)

What is included
English-speaking guide as per itinerary: no guide for free-at-leisure days;
Twin/Double-shared accommodation as indicated in the program;
Private car for all airport transfers and tours as indicated in the program;
Soft sleepers on the local trains for: Saigon – Da Nang/Hue – Hanoi;
Soft seat on the local train Da Nang - Hue as per itinerary;
Tickets for speed boat trips for: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh – Chau Doc;
Private boat cruise on the Tonle Sap Lake, on the Mekong River (between Cai Be – Vinh Long) as in the program;
Private Twin/Double-shared cabin on a shared-junk cruise on Ha Long Bay as per itinerary;
Meals as indicated in the program ( B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner);
All admission fees during guided times in the program;

What is excluded
Insurance of any types;
Visa arrangements;
Early check-ins and late check-outs: check-in time: 14:00 PM and check-out time is 11:00 A.M unless otherwise indicated by each hotel;
International airfares and airport taxes other than those mentioned as included above;
Drinks, laundry, bar or other personal expenses;
Others not clearly specified clearly in the inclusions;

Detailed itinerary

Day1 Arrive at Siem Reap/ Free time (B)
Arriving at Siem Reap, welcomed and transferred to the hotel.
Free time.
Overnight at Siem Reap.

Day2 Siem Reap Tour (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
0800 A.M Visit the complex of the Royal city of Angkor Thom explore the South Gate, Bayon temple mountain, built by Jayavarman VII, is situated in the centre of the city of Angkor Thom. We will continue to the Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Preah Khan and Ta Phrom also known as the jungle's temple.

In the afternoon, explore Angkor Wat, largest and most impressive of all the temples. In late afternoon, drive to the Pre Rup temple for a truly memorable sunset over the rice paddy.
Free time.
Overnight at Siem Reap.

Day3 Siem Reap Tour (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
0800 A.M Drive through the lovely countryside; explore the magnificent Banteay Srei "Citadel of Women” and Bantaey Kdei. Bantaey Srei considered the most elegantly-decorated temple of Angkor. Then, return to your hotel for refreshment and free time for lunch.

In the afternoon visit Angkor first capital, the Roluos group which was built in the ninth century. The monuments of Roluos, which served as the capital of Indravarman I (reigned from A.D 877-89), are among the earliest temples built by the Khmers and mark the beginning of Khmer Classical Arts. We'll tour the temples of Preah Ko (erected by Indravarman I in the late 9th century and dedicated by the King to his ancestors), Bakong (the largest and most interesting of the Roluos group temples with a Buddisht monastery) and Lolei (built on an islet in the center of a large reservoir by Yasovarman I, the founder of the first city at Angkor).

Then, continue to the Prolong Khmer Pottery & Weaving Training Center on the outskirts of Siem Reap in the quiet Bakong Village. This organization strives to preserve ancient Khmer arts by teaching younger generations the skills of making traditional pottery and of weaving the Khmer brocade. If you wish, meet the artisans and partake in a lesson to learn the techniques Cambodians have used for centuries.
Overnight at Siem Reap.

Day4 Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (by speedboat)/Tour of Phnom Penh (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Speedboat trip to Phnom Penh. Have a tour of Phnom Penh in the afternoon: The Royal Complex, Silver Pagoda, Wat Phnom and the Russian Market.
Overnight at Phnom Penh.

Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh, CambodiaThe Silver Pagoda, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Day5 Morning Free time/Phnom Penh – Chau Doc (by afternoon speed boat) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Free time until our team takes you to the quay for the speedboat trip along the flow of the Mekong River into Vietnam.

Welcomed by our Vietnamese team on arrival at Chau Doc and transferred to the hotel.
Overnight at Chau Doc.

Day6 Chau Doc – Tra Su Nature Reserve – Vinh Long Homestay (B/L)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning visit to Tra Su Nature Reserve.
Afternoon, travel further to Vinh Long. Take a boat trip to explore life of local inhabitants on the Mekong.
Overnight at a local family’s home on one of the islands on the Mekong River at Vinh Long.

Day7 Vinh Long – Cai Be Floating Market – Saigon (B/L)
Breakfast at the home.
Take a peep into local life and visit the floating market of Cai Be.
Transferred to Saigon.
Overnight at Saigon.

Cai Be Floating MarketCai Be Floating Market

Day8 Full day free at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure in Saigon.
Overnight at Saigon.

Ho Chi Minh City VietnamHo Chi Minh City Vietnam

Day9 Morning City Tour/Afternoon: Overnight Train for Da Nang (SE10: 1440-0948) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
We check out of our room and have a tour of Saigon: The War Remnants Museum, Reunification Palace and China Town.

Later in the afternoon, embark the overnight train bound for Da Nang.
Overnight on board the train.

Day10 Arrrive at Da Nang (1018 A.M)/Da Nang – Hoi An (no meal)
Arriving at Da Nang, welcomed by our local team and transferred to Hoi An. Here, you have enough time to soak in the quaint atmosphere of the Ancient Town and have your clothes made by the talented local tailors.
Free time.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An Vietnam
Hoi An Vietnam

Day11 Hoi An at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day12 Hoi An at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.

Day13 Hoi An – Hue (by train: 1400-1700) (guide at Hoi An to Da Nang only)/self-arranged transfer in Hue (3km) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Our team assists you onto the train bound for Hue. On arrival at Hue, self-arranged taxi to the hotel.
Overnight at Hue.

Day14 Hue Tour: Citadel, Royal Tombs, River Cruise (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day tour of Hue: morning river cruise to the Thien Mu Pagoda, visit the site and proceed to the Imperial Citadel by car.

The afternoon is for the Royal Tombs: Khai Dinh and Tu Duc.
Overnight at Hue.

Day15 Free Morning/Afternoon: Overnight Train Hue – Ha Noi (SE2: 1626-0530) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have free time until our team assists you onto the overnight train bound for Hanoi.
Overnight on board the train.

Day16 Arrive at Hanoi (0530 A.M) (Early check-in with breakfast included)/Afternoon City Tour (B)
Arriving at Hanoi early in the morning, welcomed by our local team and transferred to the hotel where you room is ready with breakfast included.

Afternoon city tour of Hanoi: the Presidential Complex, the Temple of Literature, Hanoi Citadel.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day17 Ha Noi – Ha Long Bay Junk Cruise (B/L/D)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transferred without guide to Halong Bay. Have a cruise through the most spectacular area of the bay, visit a cave and spend the night on the bay.

Halong Bay Vietnam
Halong Bay Vietnam

Day18 Ha Long Bay – Ha Noi (B/L)
Breakfast on board.
Visit a secret lagoon.
More cruise on Halong Bay before disembarkation at 11:00 A.M
Lunch is included at a seaside restaurant.
Transferred back to Hanoi.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day19 Hanoi at leisure (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day at leisure.
Overnight in Hanoi.

Day20 Depart Ha No (without guide, late check-out not included) (B)
Breakfast at the hotel.
Have free time until our driver transfers you to the airport for your departure flight. We trust you had a wonderful trip to Cambodia and Vietnam with AdventureGreen.