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12-Day Cambodia and Vietnam Highlights Tour

A Journey to Mysterious Cambodia and Idyllic Vietnam

This 12-day classic itinerary is designed for those who want to visit all the must-see destinations and essential sights in both Vietnam and Cambodia within a limited timeframe.

Beyond historical and cultural attractions, the tour includes local lifestyle experiences and relaxing sightseeing amidst breathtaking natural beauty. This unforgettable adventure, crafted for true explorers, offers a glimpse into real wonders.

  • Days:12±
  • Best for: First-timers
  • Departure date: up to you
  • Sample price:US$2,959 each (2 per room)*
  • Flights:SE Asia's included (international on request)

*The price is based on a private tour for 2 people. The cost for a customized private SE Asia tour from US$200/person/day

This is an ideal tour for first-time visitors and couples. Sign up for your favorite part of the tour or simply treat the whole tour as inspiration, designing each element specially for you.

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Tour Highlights

Explore the tragic history of the Khmer Rouge with a respectful approach in Phnom Penh.

the palace in Cambodia

A dedicated scholar of Angkor culture guides you through Angkor Wat.

Angkor Wat

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture of Cambodia with a traditional dinner show.

Angkor Village Apsara Theatre in Siem Reap

Unwind and reconnect with nature on your private balcony, soaking in breathtaking views of Halong Bay on Orchid Cruise.

halong bay luxury overnight cruise

Savor the flavors of Hanoi's Old Quarter with local drinks and snacks.

Hanoi local snacks experience

Glide through a hidden canal in the less-touristy Vinh Long of the Mekong Delta on a traditional sampan.

vendors on Mekong River

Embark on a captivating walking tour through the historic Hoi An Ancient Town.

Suggested Route

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Suggested Itinerary for Inspiration

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Day 1
Phnom Penh Arrival, Cambodia

Sua s'dei. Welcome to Cambodia. Transfer to your hotel and free at leisure. Among all the international transport hubs, we'd recommend Bangkok or Hong Kong for your entry,as there are better airfares and it is easier to get around.

Day 2
Phnom Penh | Heart-Breaking Past and Hopeful Present

Take a mind-provoking tour in Phnom Penh that covers the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum in the morning. After lunch, you will be taken to Killing Fields of Choeung Ek and Tuol Sleng Prison Museum. Stop at the Central Market when you are back to downtown in the afternoon.

Stop by Central Market at the end of today
Stop by Central Market at the end of today
Day 3
Phnom Penh - Siem Reap | Tomb Raider in Bayon and Ta Prhom

Take an afternoon flight to Siem Reap.
Afternoon is the perfect time to visit Bayon Temple and Ta Prohm as the shady trees set up a mysterious stage that you might have seen in the movie of Tomb Raider.
Wrap it up today with a delightful Apsara dinner show at a fine resort.

Bayon Temple
You can see his smile from any angle at Bayon Temple.
Day 4
Siem Reap | Angkor Wat in Depth

Outside the first loop of the Angkor Wat Complex, there lies the sparkling pearl of Banteay Srei. This small temple complex is constructed by sandstone. This site is at its best in the early morning when the sun casts brightly.

Get back into the first loop and a scholar will accompany you for a visit at Angkor Wat. Spend another hour at Angkor Thom, which used to be the palace grounds for the Angkor Kingdoms.

You will have a 2-hour walking tour at Angkor Wat with a local scholar who's dedicated to Angkorian cultures. He has worked with some local cultural academy and his rich knowledge will provide you detailed explanations for the Khmer civilization and Angkor Kingdoms.

Delicate details of Banteay Srei
Delicate details of Banteay Srei
Day 5
Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City | Saigon at Dusk

Take a morning flight to Ho Chi Minh City.
Most of Ho Chi Minh City's attractions are within easy reach and this afternoon you will have a glance at Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and An Dong Market.

Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral
Day 6
Ho Chi Minh City | Mekong Impression

My Tho, the bustling twon of the Mekong Delta, is 2 hours away from Ho Chi Minh City. On the way, your tour guide will brief about the life of this region. Upon arrival, hop on a sampan boat that is controled by an experienced local fisherman (or woman) who knows how to dodge away from stretching branches along the canals.

Visit some local workshops where you will learn fascinating manufactory of coconut candy, rice wine and rice papers (which you used to make spring rolls a couple of days ago). Sample some seasonal fruits that are picked right from an orchard. Talk with the garden host and learn about his philosophy of life.

Rowing a small boat into the grove of the Mekong Delta
Rowing a small boat into the grove of the Mekong Delta
Day 7
Ho Chi Minh City - Danang - Hoi An

Morning fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An, a lovely town with delights await.

Day 8
Hoi An | Delicious Memories

Immerse yourself in the cultural ancient town of Hoi An, your tour guide will lead you to some key sites including Japanese Covered Bridge, Fujian Assembly Hall and Old House of Tan Ky. Have some simple lunch at a local restaurant and step into Chen Family Chapel where you learn about fascinating family history. Later, your private tour guide will take you to the Thanh Ha Pottery Village. You can watch the skilled artisans at work, learn how to make pottery themselves, and purchase unique handcrafted pieces

Hoi An Ancient Town
Hoi An Ancient Town
Day 9
Hoi An - Danang - Hanoi

Transfer to Danang and take a flight to Hanoi. Check in and free at leisure.

Day 10
Hanoi | Hanoi from Different Angle

Hanoi might be one of the most fascinating cities that you've ever known. She is rich in cultures and history yet modest in lifestyles.

Take the chance to know about Vietnam's history and cultures with an interesting city tour that leads you to the Temple of Literature, Mausoleum of Ho Chi Minh and Hoan Kiem Lake.

In the afternoon, hop on a cyclo in the Old Quarter where you will find hidden gems under your tour guide's help: Hanoi's best egg coffee, weird-looking fruits and all-age-favorite ice creams.

Take a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter of Hanoi
Take a cyclo ride in the Old Quarter
Day 11
Hanoi - Halong Bay | Relaxing Cruising in Halong Bay

After breakfast, you will be transferred from Hanoi to Halong Bay. Board your junk cruise at noon. This smaller craft is both more intimate and authentic than the usual group-tour boats.

Swim in the emerald waters of Tra Bau in Lan Ha Bay. Roll up your sleeves and learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls.

You could try your hand at squid fishing in the evening or maybe another local activity you have interest in. Taste exquisite drinks and savor delicious food on board while enjoying the spectacular views.

In the evening, the junk will harbor anchor in a less-crowded area for your sweet dreams under the stars.

orchid trendy cruise
Learn how to make Vietnamese spring rolls on board
Day 12
Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hanoi Departure

In the morning, kayak in the Ao Ech area to discover Ha Long's hidden charm — Lan Ha Bay. After brunch, transfer from Halong Bay back to Hanoi for your onward flight.

Cruising in Halong Bay
Kayak in Lan Ha Bay

Ideas for Making This Trip Uniquely Yours

Special experiences can be added to brighten a honeymoon trip, a family vacation, a birthday, or satisfy personal interests.

the colorful boats on the sea
A Extension to Mui Ne

For discovery-seekers

all-terrain vehicle
Quad Adventure in the Countryside

For families or adventurers

rice growing
Farming Experience in Tra Que Village

For families

the tanks
Ho Chi Minh Long Tan NuiI Dat For Veterans Day Tour

For history fans

Hand-Picked Hotels

We select hotels with style and local features. Let us know your preferences and we'll find your ideal hotel.

Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
Hotel with nostalgic style in Hanoi
hotel in Ho Chi Minh
Central located hotel in Ho Chi Minh
hotel in hoi an
A riverbank resort in Hoi An
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Hotel with Cambodian style in Siem Reap
Boutique resort in Phnom Penh
Boutique resort in Phnom Penh

Tour Price:

12 days from
US$2,959 p/p(with 4-star hotel options)
US$3,599 p/p(with 5-star hotel options)
  • The price is based on a private tour for 2 people during the low season.
  • The price varies based on program, travel date, number of people.
  • We could also price a tour including both 4-star and 5-star hotels for you.
  • The price for a child younger than 8 is approximately 80% of the adult's price.
  • We accept payments in multiple currencies (GBP, AUD, CAD, EUR...).

Price Includes:

  • Privately-driven air-conditioned vehicle with ample space (except where stated)
  • English-speaking local guide for the sightseeing
  • Attraction tickets and itinerary activities
  • Accommodation for all nights
  • Flights/trains between itinerary cities
  • Hotel breakfasts and itinerary lunches/dinners
  • 24/7 helpline while touring
  • Governmental taxes

Price Excludes:

  • International flights not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Overweight luggage more than 20 kg per person
  • Visa fee, if applicable
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses

Tour code: ah-5

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