20 Days Vietnam and Cambodia Private Tour

INT-VC-CT20 20 Days Vietnam and Cambodia Private Tour

This private tour is designed for those who want to have an in-depth trip in Vietnam and visit all the tourist sites, such as Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Hoian, Nhatrang, Saigon and Mekong Delta; and short stay in Cambodia to visit the world’s famous Angkor Wat.

On the 20-days trip, you will start your trip in Hanoi and take an overnight train to Sapa to visit the colorful ethnic minority people and the largest terraced paddy in northern Vietnam, back to Hanoi and have two days leisure cruise on the famous Halong Bay, fly to Hue visit the former imperial capital of Vietnam and the world heritage, visit the historical Hoian Ancient Town and relax on the beautiful sandy beach, explore the colonial Saigon and boat ride to discover the Mekong River Delta. Continue your trip to fly to Siem Reap to discover the splendor of the Angkor Wat and the floating village at Tonle Lake.

TOUR CODEINT-VC-CT20

PLACES VISITED Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay Cruise - Hue - Hoian - Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh - Siem Reap

DEPARTURE DATESDates are flexible and customizable for private departures.

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Trip Highlights

  • Train to Sapa from Hanoi to visit the ethnic minorities and the largest terraced paddy.
  • Two days and one night cruise among thousands of the limestone islands in Halong Bay.
  • Enjoy fun time in the historical Hoian ancient town and sunshine on the beautiful sandy beach.
  • Boat ride to discover the Mekong Delta, “the rice bowl of Vietnam”.
  • Explore the splendor of the Angkor Wat and the floating village at Tonle Lake.

At a Glance

Hanoi(2 nights)

Sapa(2 nights)

Cruise on Halong Bay(1 night)

Hue(2 nights)

Hoian(4 nights)

Nha Trang(3 nights)

HCMC(2 nights)

Siem Reap(3 nights)

Itinerary Day by Day

Vietnam Cambodia 20 Days Tour Package

Day 1 Welcome to Hanoi!

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Welcome to Hanoi! Upon arrival, your local tour guide and driver will welcome you at the airport. Then, the guide will escort you to the hotel and help you check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2 Hanoi City Tour, Train to Lao Cai

Meals: B

In the morning, visit Tran Quoc Pagoda located on the shores of West Lake. With amazing Buddhist symbolism, you can take some time to deeply explore the pagoda.

Then, head to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the final resting place of Vietnamese great father - President Ho Chi Minh. He lived here on and off from 1958 to 1969.

The next destination is One Pillar Pagoda, a group of structures consisting of a pagoda and a tower built in the middle of a square lake. Leaving the pagoda, go to the Temple of Literature that is the first college in Vietnam.

In the afternoon, you need to choose one of Hanoi's museums (History Museum or Ethnology Museum) to visit. After that, drive to admire Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple.

Then take a cyclo tour through the Old Quarter, also known as the 36 streets. The bustling narrow streets are home to thousands of small businesses and shopkeepers. It’s a great place to explore.

In the evening, board the overnight train to Lao Cai to discover the mountain tribes in northern Vietnam.

Overnight on the train.

Day 3 Arrive at Lao Cai, Half Day Trekking Tour in Sapa

Meals: B

Arrive in Lao Cai railway station in the early morning around 6:30 am.

Your guide will pick you up from the train and then escort you to your hotel in the highland town Sapa. You can have a good rest at the hotel.

In the afternoon, you will enjoy a relaxing walking tour through the beautiful rice terrace fields, and visit the Ta Van Village and Red Dao Village to discover the local ethnic tribe Back H'mong and Giang Ta Chai.

Overnight in Sapa.

Day 4 Bac Ha Market, Train Back to Hanoi

Meals: B

After breakfast, depart for Bac Ha Market where you can wander through. It is considered one of the most colorful ethnic markets in the northwest of Vietnam.

After lunch, drive back to Sapa. On clear days you can see the highest mountain in Vietnam, the Fansipan Mountain. The rest of the day is for leisure on your own.

Finally, head to Lao Cai Railway Station by car. You will then take a night train to Hanoi.

Overnight on the train.

Day 5 Arrive in Hanoi, Full Day Halong Bay Cruise

Meals: B

You will arrive in Hanoi in the early morning. On arrival, meet your guide and transfer to hotel to get some rest.

Then wake up and drive about 3 hours to Halong Bay, one of the Wonders of the Orient. Around noon, your Halong Bay Cruise starts from Tuan Chau Island, the gateway of Halong Bay.

In the afternoon, explore the treasures spread across the Halong Bay, covering some stunning caves, pristine beaches, picturesque floating villages, and fantastic rock formations rising up out of the emerald water.

While onboard, you can enjoy the services of Spa and Massage. Another highlight of the cruise is the innovative and varied cuisine offered in the elegant dining-room, accompanied by a wide selection of wines and beverages. You can watch the chef's cooking demonstration and try to learn how to prepare traditional Vietnamese cooking.

Overnight on Halong Bay Cruise.

Day 6 Halong Bay to Hanoi, Flight to Hue

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

Wake up to experience Tai Chi exercises on the sun deck and then continue cruising the beautiful Halong Bay. The breakfast buffet will be served in the dining room. After a visit to a limestone grotto, you will then disembark the cruise in Halong City around noon.

Your guide will transfer you to the airport in Hanoi and take the flight to Hue. Upon arrival, meet the local guide at the airport and transfer to the hotel in Hoi An for check in.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 7 Perfume River, Tu Doc, Hue Imperial City

Meals: B

Today's tour starts with a visit to Perfume River, renowned for its natural scenery and numerous flowers which envelop its shores. Along the river, you can see Vietnamese daily life up close. Take a boat ride to the Tomb of Minh Mang, featuring gardens, many steps, and beautiful decorations.

Move on to visit Tu Doc, a complex with the private royal residence and a tomb that also houses the body of one of the wealthiest emperors in Vietnam. Legend has it that his body is buried with vast treasures in an inconspicuous place, which archaeologists have tried but failed to find. Afterward, visit the Khai Dinh Tomb, a more modern ornately decorated tomb.

Next, you are able to explore the Imperial City of Hue. With an area of 500ha and a system of three circles of ramparts, namely from outside to inside: Kinh Thanh Hue (Hue Capital Citadel), Hoang Thanh (Royal Citadel), Tu Cam Thanh (Forbidden Citadel), and Khai Dinh Tomb.

After that, visit Tu Duc Tomb and Dong Ba market for shopping.

Overnight in Hue.

Day 8 Hue to Hoi An

Meals: B

Enjoy free time in the morning. In the afternoon, you will be driven to Hoi An by private car. Upon arrival in Hoi An, check in hotel and the rest of the day is leisure time on your own.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 9 My Son Holy Land, Hoi An Ancient Port Town

Meals: B

This morning, you will travel to the 4th century My Son Holy Land that is tucked in the mountains. The winding roads up to the sight has serene views to offer. The surrounding mountains are strictly forbidden for living or development. So the ruins lie in the beautiful mountains are well-protected. You can enter the temples to hear the histories and stories of this holy site and the Cham people.

In the afternoon, continue your trip to the ancient capital of Hoi An, which features the 16th-century port town in its preserved state. The town is a perfect mixture of ancient architecture, houses, and temples as well as modern western restaurants and cafes. Take your time to visit the Japanese Bridge, a renowned Chinese Temple, and former Vietnamese merchants' houses.

Later, take a boat trip along the Huai River to Thanh Ha Pottery Village and see how local people work on their crafts. In the evening, the town will become quite romantic when the lights come on, and you can see colorful lanterns everywhere, some flower lanterns floating on the river.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 10 Full Day Fishermen Experience

Meals: B

Today, you have a full day fishermen experience in the fishing village of Camkim of Hoi An. Here, take a small boat to visit charming river sights. You have the chance to learn how to row a boat, spread a net, put the bow-net, catch fish and more.

Lunch will be served at a riverside restaurant, with a ready cooker prepared to cook what you have caught from the river. Enjoy the food with a glass of country wine. After lunch, take a short biking to Cua Dai for photographing, watching the sunset by the sea, or to Bay Mau coconut forest.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 11 Full Day Hoi An Beach Relax

Meals: B

Hoi An is also famous for its beautiful sandy beaches. Today, you have a full day at leisure to enjoy the beaches of Hoi An, you can relax in the sunshine and sunbathe on the beach.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Day 12 Hoi An to Nha Trang

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

This morning you will transfer to airport for a flight to Nha Trang. Upon arrival, you will be escorted to the local hotel to check in. The rest of the day is free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 13 Full Day to Explore Nha Trang

Meals: B

Nha Trang is a coastal resort city in southern Vietnam known for its beaches, diving sites and offshore islands. The main beach stretch along Tran Phu Street is long and curving, backed by a promenade, seafood restaurants and high end hotels.

There are aerial cable cars to Hon Tre Island that is known for Vinpearl Amusement Park. Take a boat and you can reach the nature reserves of the islands of Hon Mun and Hon Tam. A lot of coral reefs are waiting to explore.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 14 Full Day to Explore Nha Trang

Meals: B

Today is a leisure day for you to relax on the beach, dive into the sea or explore the offcoast islands.

Overnight in Nha Trang.

Day 15 Nha Trang to Saigon, Chu Chi Tunnels

Flight: Domestic flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

After breakfast, transfer to airport to catch a flight to Saigon. On arrival, head to the hotel for check-in.

In the afternoon, visit Cu Chi Tunnels that were developed by the guerrillas fighting in the Vietnam War. You can see the various weapons used in the war and learn about the innovative ways that the guerrillas survived and fought back in the war.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 16 Saigon to My Tho, Mekong Delta Discovery

Meals: B

This morning, drive to remote My Tho. This burgeoning city rests in the Mekong Delta and is surrounded by beautiful countryside which is known as the "rice basket of Vietnam".

Firstly, head to visit Vinh Trang Pagoda, decorated with mosaics made from broken pottery. Overlooked by a tall white Buddha, it sets amongst lovely gardens overflowing with flowers, shrubs, lotus pools, and ornate gates that provide entry. Continue on a boat ride along the river to view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages.

After lunch, visit An Khanh, a small village that specializes in fruit orchards and coconut sweets. If time permits, you can take a short cycling trip through the island or explore the island on foot (the island is flat and relatively small).

In the end, return back to Saigon to have some rest.

Overnight in Saigon.

Day 17 Half Day Saigon City Tour, Flight to Siem Reap

Flight: Internal flight is on Indochina Tour's arrangement

Meals: B

This morning, explore some of the most important sights in Ho Chi Minh City. Start by visiting the Notre Dame Cathedral. Constructed by French colonists during their settlement, discover its significance as the largest cathedral in Southeast Asia.

Across the road is the Old Saigon Post Office, a neoclassical architectural building considered one of the main attractions in the city. Then visit the Reunification Palace, home of South Vietnam’s President during the war.

The final stop is Cholon, the Chinatown in Ho Chi Minh. Explore the thickly settled district rife with tea-houses and pagodas, and the famous Binh Tay Market.

In the afternoon, transfer to airport for flight to Siem Reap, upon arrive your local guide and driver will be waiting at the airport with the sign bearing your name on it and ready to transfer you to hotel for check in, the rest of the day free at your own leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 18 Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat

Meals: B

Today, begin your exploration of the remains of Khmer Empire that once ruled much of Southeast Asia. Angkor served as the seat of the empire.

In the morning, tour the ancient capital city of Angkor Thom. First on the agenda is Ta Prohm. Huge silk-cotton trees and strangler figs grow over, around, and through the ancient stone blocks. The temple would make you feel as if you are in an adventure movie set.

Then, visit Banteay Kdei, a kind of smaller version of Ta Prohm. Continue to Victory Gate, Terrace of the Leper King, Royal Palace, Baphuon Temple and Bayon Temple. Bayon sets itself apart with its 200 smiling faces, sure to make you feel welcomed. With winding tunnels, chambers, and climbs, Bayon offers many exciting moments to keep your camera busy.

In the afternoon, head to visit Angkor Wat, the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat possesses some of the longest and most intricate stone carvings. Spend the afternoon fully exploring the passages, levels, and chambers that once housed many treasures of the flourishing kingdom.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 19 Banteay Srei, Tonle Sap Lake, Kompong Phluk

Meals: B

In the morning, head towards the deep jungle to visit Banteay Srei. The temple is carved from red sandstone, a medium that lends itself to elaborate wall carvings, which are well preserved to this day.

After lunch, take a half day excursion to the biggest Southeast Asia’s largest fresh water lake - Tonle Sap Lake. You’ll take a boat trip to enjoy the beautiful lake views and mangrove forests. Then, tour Kompong Phluk, the largest village on the lake, to discover the fascinating daily lifestyle of the local people who live on the water.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 20 Siem Reap Departure

Flight: International flight on your own arrangement or upon request

Meals: B

Today, the guide will transfer you to the airport. Hope you have a nice trip home and look forward to traveling with you again!

End of service.

Service Inclusions:

  • Flight tickets with airport tax as listed in above itinerary.
  • Entrance fee and sightseeing as listed in the itinerary.
  • Private English speaking tour guide service.
  • Private van for land transportation with cold drinking water and soft drink provided in the car.
  • Meals as listed in the itinerary (B for breakfast, L for lunch and D for dinner.

Service Exclusions:

  • International air tickets.
  • Visa Handling fee, visa stamp fee.
  • Meals do not listed in itinerary.
  • Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses.
  • Tipping for guide, driver and hotel bell boys, etc.
  • Surcharge for public holidays (if any).
  • Services not stated in the itinerary.

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