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Vietnam From Halong Bay to Angkor Wat

  • Off the beaten track
This is the perfect journey for travellers who seek an introduction to the heritage of Vietnam and Cambodia. You will visit two of the main sites of the region, protected by UNESCO. You will enjoy a cruise on Halong Bay, dining in a cave and kayaking among its incredible rock pillars. Angkor Wat will best reveal its secrets at sunrise, and an expert guide will show you the marvels of Khm...

This is the perfect journey for travellers who seek an introduction to the heritage of Vietnam and Cambodia. You will visit two of the main sites of the region, protected by UNESCO. You will enjoy a cruise on Halong Bay, dining in a cave and kayaking among its incredible rock pillars. Angkor Wat will best reveal its secrets at sunrise, and an expert guide will show you the marvels of Khmer temples. In between these breathtaking experiences, you will have some time to discover celebrated Hoi An. Local experiences, villages and markets are also on the menu. This tour will give you a complete overview of our countries!

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Welcome to Hanoi

At Noi Bai international airport, one of our representative will welcome and transfer you to your hotel downtown.

For the rest of the day, feel free to stroll around the Old Quarter and its streets full of traditional vendors and artisans, or simply rest at your hotel.

Visited:
Hanoi
Accomodation
Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 2: Discovering Hanoi

After a delicious breakfast, jump head-first into the sights and sounds of Hanoi on a tour that covers all the essentials.

Visit the Ho Chi Minh Complex, including the Mausoleum, the Presidential Palace, the Ho Chi Minh Museum and The Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s oldest university.

​After lunch, explore the enthralling Museum of Ethnology.

Next, enjoy an hour-long cycle ride winding through the narrow, chaotic streets of the Old Quarter - a must for any visitor to Hanoi!

In the evening, enjoy a welcome dinner at a restored colonial building.

​Meals: Breakfast, Welcome Dinner

Accomodation
Night at La Siesta (Hanoi)

Day 3: Halong Bay Cruise & Kayaking

You will be picked up at your hotel in the morning and start the scenic 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Enjoy the sight of the Red River, delta countryside and stop at Yen Duc Village for a traditional water puppet performance, before a tasty lunch. Then, continue to Halong Bay.Meet the crew upon boarding a traditional wooden junk, then relax while the boat heads towards the secluded islands. You might go up to the sundeck to capture the fascinating rock formations before paddling around Cap La Fishing village by kayak.Return to your boat to swim or just relax with a drink while admiring the sunset. Enjoy a freshly prepared seafood dinner under the stars.

Overnight on the boat. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accomodation
Night at Dragon Pearl Junk (Hạ Long)

Day 4:  Cruising and Kayaking through hidden lagoons

Enjoy the morning view of Bay’s landscape with a breakfast in fresh air.  Then cruise along to Cong Dam and discover Bai Tu Long Bay. Enjoy another kayak experience through the hidden lagoons and geological park in Cong Dam and swim in the crystal water.  After lunch, cruise to Hon Co Island to discover its stunning scenery. Explore the well-hidden cave and return to the boat for dinner.

Overnight on the boat. ​Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visited:
Hạ Long Bay Cong Dam Bai Tu Long Bay
Accomodation
Night at Dragon Pearl Junk (Hạ Long)

Day 5: Halong Bay Cruising

Enjoy an early morning swim followed by breakfast.

You will visit a fishing village by a rustic rowing-boat, meet the local people and pass through the floating school and pearl farms. Then you will cruise back to the main harbour where your private car will take you straight to Noi Bai airport for a flight to Danang in the late afternoon.

On arrival, pick up and transfer to your hotel.

​Meals: Breakfast, Brunch

Visited:
Hạ Long Bay Hanoi Danang Hoian Hoi An
Accomodation
Night at the Anantara Hoi An Resort (Hoi An)

Day 6: The Old Town of Hoi An

Your guide will meet you at your hotel in the morning to show you the old town.

Start walking and visit numerous sights: the 400-year old Japanese Covered Bridge, the Phuc Kien Assembly Halls, a museum and the colourful local market. Following the narrow lanes, walk along tiny streets with houses influenced by Chinese, Japanese, French and European architecture.

Have lunch at a local restaurant and enjoy your free time wandering around or going shopping!

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch 

Visited:
Hoi An
Accomodation
Night at the Anantara Hoi An Resort (Hoi An)

Day 7: Explore Hoi An at Your Own Pace

Spend the morning doing what you want!

Besides exploring Hoi An's World Heritage architecture and the colourful market on foot,  visit Vietnam's grandest Cham ruins at My Son, attend a cooking class at a riverside restaurant, attend a 4 hour photography class or join other travellers to learn about daily farming and fishing life.

Alternatively, hop on a boat to Cu Lao Cham Island for a fun and relaxing day to explore exotic coral reefs and marine life.

In the afternoon, transfer to Danang airport for an afternoon flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed and driven to the hotel in Siem Reap.

Meals: Breakfast

Visited:
Hoi An Danang Hoian Siem Reap
Accomodation
Viroth's (New King) (Siem Reap)

Day 8: Angkor Wat Sunrise Visit & Discovering Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm

Depart in the morning to catch the sunrise outside Angkor Wat.

Enter the gate Temple in darkness using a torch from the Eastern site. Explore the corridors and chambers of this temple while your expert local guide will give you an insight into its history.

End the visit with a breakfast outside the temple, then drive through Angkor Thom city to see the Bayon temple before moving on to Baphuon temple.

In the afternoon, visit Ta Prohm and sister-site of Preah Khan.

At the end of the day, catch a glimpse of the final sunset before returning to the hotel.

​Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Visited:
Siem Reap Angkor Wat Ângkôr Thum Ta Prohm
Accomodation
Viroth's (New King) (Siem Reap)

Day 9: Tonle Sap Lake: Boat Visit of Kompong Pluk Village

After breakfast, drive to Siem Reap River for a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake to visit the Kompong Phluk village, where you can paddle through the flooded forest near the village on a canoe. Next, return to the city for lunch and spend the afternoon as you wish.

​Optional: visit the Angkor Silk farm to learn about all the detailed processes from the mulberry bushes cultivation to the production of silk fabrics and accessories. The Farm features a showroom where you can buy high-quality silk products made locally.

​Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accomodation
Viroth's (New King) (Siem Reap)

Day 10: Goodbye Cambodia!

After breakfast, enjoy your day until your transfer to the airport for your flight back home.

​Meals: Breakfast

Visited:
Siem Reap

Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City Red River Delta Hạ Long Bay Cong Dam Bai Tu Long Bay Danang Hoian Hoi An Siem Reap Angkor Wat Ângkôr Thum Ta Prohm Tonle Sap Kompong Phluk

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,410 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
For 2 For 4 Single supplement                    
Price per person in 4 stars hotel, High Season £1,410 £1,250 £500
Price per person in 4 stars hotel, Low Season £1,340 £1,190 £470

Included in price:

  • All pick-ups and transfers by private vehicles with experienced drivers
  • Accommodation in Twin or Double share basis, and 2 nights on a cruise in Halong Bay
  • Domestic flight ticket from Hanoi to Danang (economy class by Vietnam Airlines)
  • Regional flight ticket from Danang to Siem Reap (economy class by Vietnam Airlines)
  • Experienced English speaking local guides and guide on the boat in Halong Bay
  • Meals as indicated in the program
  • All entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  • One-hour cyclo ride and First class Water Puppet tickets
  • VAT and all other taxes

Not included in price:

  • Entry visa to Vietnam and Cambodia
  • International flights and airport taxes
  • Other meals, drinks, tips and other personal expenses or services not mentioned on the program
  • Travel Insurances
  • Gala Dinner on Dec 24 and Dec 31, 2016

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