Indochina Explorer (14 days) - 14 day tour of the 'must-see' sights of Vietnam & Cambodia

Tour description:
Ho-Chi-Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi
Ho-Chi-Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi

Halong Bay
Halong Bay

Imperial Citadel, Hue
Imperial Citadel, Hue

China Beach
China Beach

Covered bridge at Hoi An
Covered bridge at Hoi An

Ho-Chi-Minh City
Ho-Chi-Minh City

Mekong Delta
Mekong Delta

Bayon Temple, Angkor
Bayon Temple, Angkor

Royal Palace, Phnom Penh
Royal Palace, Phnom Penh

14 day tour of the 'must-see' sights of Vietnam & Cambodia!

Tour Program:

Day 1: Hanoi
Arriving Hanoi, our guide will be at the airport to welcome you & transfer you to your hotel. Today's city tour includes Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. After lunch at local restaurant, visit Temple of Literature, built in the 11th century as Vietnam’s first university, Fine Art Museum, Quan Thanh Temple. In the evening, see the world-famous Vietnamese Water Puppet show in the theatre. Dinner at local restaurant.(L/D)

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay
Morning city tour of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum (closed on Monday, Friday and the whole October-November) and Residence, One-Pillar Pagoda, Army Museum. After lunch at local restaurant, we make the 3 hour drive to Ha Long Bay & transfer to your hotel. Dinner at local restaurant.(B/L/D)

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
A morning cruise in a private junk on the emerald green waters of Halong Bay, among the 3,000 spectacular limestone islands. The cruise ends with a fresh seafood lunch on board. Return to Hanoi by road in the afternoon. Overnight in Hanoi.(B/L)

Day 4: Hanoi - Hue
Transfer to airport for your flight to Hue. Arriving in Hue, pick up & transfer to your hotel. Today our city tour includes the mausoleum of former emperor Minh Mang, in a tranquil setting of gardens and lakes. In the afternoon visit the elaborate mausoleums of emperors Tu Duc and Khai Dinh and the Imperial Citadel from where the Nguyen Dynasty ruled between 1802 and 1945. Overnight in Hue.(B/L)

Day 5: Hue - Hoi An
This morning's tour starts with a boat trip on the romantically named Perfume River to visit Hue's best-known religious site, Thien Mu Pagoda. Afterwards drive to Hoi An via Danang. The scenic route climbs over the Pass of Ocean Clouds before dropping down to the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co. On the road from Danang to Hoi An visit five sacred hills known as the Marble Mountains containing dozens of Buddhist shrines. On arrival in Hoi An in late afternoon, transfer to hotel & overnight (B/L)

Day 6 Hoi An
Hoi An was a major Asian trading port in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and its picturesque architecture and relaxed lifestyle has changed little over the years. Take a walking tour of the ancient town centre to visit former merchants' houses, the 400 year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the colourful market. Afternoon trip to visit the capital and religious centre of the former Champa Kingdom, My Son. Here, 40km southwest of Hoi An, in a lush green valley, are dozens of red brick towers and sanctuaries dating from between the seventh and thirteenth centuries. Return to Hoi An & overnight.(B/L)

Day 7: Hoi An - HCMC
Drive to Danang & transfer to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Pick up & transfer to your hotel. Afternoon city tour includes The Reunification Palace (former Presidential Palace), Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral, Lam Son Square, Ben Thanh Market, Thien Hau pagoda, The Museum of HCM Campaign etc. Evening dinner at local restaurant.(B/L/D)

Day 8: HCMC - Tay Ninh - Cu Chi - HCMC
Enjoy a morning drive through typical southern Vietnamese countryside to Tay Ninh Province in the west of Vietnam. At Tay Ninh visit the incredible Cao Dai Great Temple, with architecture that could have come straight from a Walt Disney fantasy and where all the major faiths of the world blend together in a unique religious cocktail. In the afternoon visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, an underground tunnel network constructed by Vietnamese resistance fighters during the long struggle for independence. Return to HCMC & overnight.(B/L)

Day 9: HCMC - Mekong Delta - HCMC
A full day trip to the watery world of the Mekong Delta, just a couple of hours by road from the hustle and bustle of Ho Chi Minh City's streets. Depart for Vinh Long, 150km southwest Ho Chi Minh city. A motor-boat takes you along the Mekong river and follows small canals flowing sluggishly between banks of luxuriant vegetation to Cai Be floating market, one of the most typical floating markets of the Mekong Delta. Experience the exotic sights, sounds and smells. Lunch at a bonsai garden with speciality food - "Elephant's Ear" fish. Visit a ceramic tile factory, a tofu and fish sauce factory, a blacksmith's, a roof thatcher's and a rice husking factory. Return to HCMC & overnight.(B/L)

Day 10: HCMC - Siem Reap
Transfer to airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. Pick up & transfer to hotel. After lunch at a local restaurant, take a boat trip & enjoy the wonderful views of Tonlesap Great Lake in the afternoon, also visit the beautiful Phnom Krom temple by the Tonle Sap Lake. Evening at local restaurant with traditional Cambodian dance performance on stage. Overnight in Siem Reap.(B/L/D)

Day 11: Siem Reap (Angkor)
Full day visit to the ancient royal capital of Angkor Thom: Bayon, Thommanon, Chau Say Tevoda, Terrace of Elephants and Leper king and Taprohm temple. Lunch. Afternoon Visit to the 7th World heritage wonder of Angkorwat temple, Ta Som, Ta Keo, Pre Rup temples return to town. (B/L)

Day 12: Siem Reap - Phnom Kulen - Siem Reap
Morning trip to Phnom Kulen where the river of 1000 lingas features thousands of carvings engraved into the sandstone rocks under the water. We also visit the Rock temple with a large reclining Buddha. There will be a picnic lunch by the waterfall. Afternoon trip to see the oldest temple in Angkor, Banteay Srei. This temple has the best engravings among all the ruins.(B/L)

Day 13: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Transfer to airport for your flight to Phnom Penh. Pick up & transfer you to your hotel. Today city tour includes Royal Place, Silver Pagoda, Raung Damrei Museum and National Museum of Fine Arts, Independence monument, Central Market. (B/L)

Day 14: Phnom Penh - Departure
A visit to Toul Sleng Museum of Genocide plus a trip to see the world famous Killing Fields (optional). Then at leisure until transfer to airport for your flights to UK.(B/L)

Tour Prices(Price per person and in US$)


International flights
Accommodation with breakfast daily.
Lunch and Dinner where shown in the programme.
Transfers, tours with English speaking guide.
All entrance fees and boat fees.
Service charges, rooms tax and handling fee.
Domestic flights
Water puppet show ticket.

Visa fees
Drinks with provided meals
Departure taxes
Tips, personal expenses and other services which are not mentioned in the program.

Please note that, whilst every effort will be made to carry out the programme shown above, small changes may sometimes be necessary.

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