What are the highlights of a Vietnam Cambodia tour?
Embark on an unforgettable journey through two enchanting Southeast Asian countries. Marvel at the mystical beauty of ancient temples such as Angkor Wat in Cambodia and the magnificent limestone formations of Halong Bay in Vietnam. Immerse yourself in the bustling cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Penh, where the rich history and vibrant culture come to life. Indulge in culinary delights, from savoring traditional pho in Vietnam to relishing the unique flavors of Khmer cuisine in Cambodia. Engage with friendly locals, explore local markets, and witness the captivating rural landscapes of the Mekong Delta. Our Vietnam Cambodia tour promises to leave you with memories that will last a lifetime.
How long is the typical duration of a Vietnam Cambodia tour?
Our thoughtfully designed Vietnam Cambodia tours typically span from 3 to 14 days, allowing you to experience the essence of both countries. This duration ensures you have ample time to visit the iconic landmarks, delve into the local culture, and indulge in authentic experiences. However, we understand that every traveler is unique, and we are flexible in tailoring the duration of your tour to suit your preferences and available time.
What are the visa requirements for visiting Vietnam and Cambodia?
Navigating the visa requirements can be a crucial aspect of your travel planning. For Vietnam, most nationalities are required to obtain a visa in advance, either through an embassy/consulate or via an online e-visa application. Cambodia, on the other hand, offers visa-on-arrival services for the majority of visitors. Our experienced team will guide you through the latest visa regulations, assist you in obtaining the necessary documents, and ensure a smooth and hassle-free journey.
What is the best time of year to visit Vietnam and Cambodia together?
The optimal time to visit Vietnam and Cambodia together is generally from November to April, as these months offer the least amount of rainfall.
Although Vietnam experiences varying climates from north to south, there are specific periods when it is advisable to visit certain areas outside the main season. Overall, both countries in Indochina have relatively similar climates, characterized by a rainy season during the middle of the year and a cooler, drier season from November to April.
It's worth noting that late April is typically the hottest time in Cambodia and some parts of central and southern Vietnam, so it may be wise to avoid traveling during this period.
Certain parts of northern Vietnam can be chilly in December and January due to their distinct climate zone. However, the cold weather is milder compared to winter in many European countries, making it generally comfortable for visitors.
How to Travel between Vietnam and Cambodia?
Traveling between Vietnam and Cambodia can vary in ease depending on the direction you're headed. Going from Vietnam to Cambodia is generally simpler due to the visa requirements of each destination.
To travel from Vietnam to Cambodia, you have multiple options. You can choose to fly, with flights available from HCMC and Hanoi to Phnom Penh for prices ranging from $60 to $180 USD. Flights to Siem Reap are also offered from HCMC, Hanoi, Da Nang, Nha Trang, and Phu Quoc, starting at $128 USD. Alternatively, you can travel overland through various land border checkpoints, including Moc Bai, Tinh Bien, Xa Xia, O Yadao, and the river crossing at Ving Xuong.
The reverse journey is equally straightforward. Flights depart from Phnom Penh to HCMC and Hanoi, with prices ranging from approximately $60 to $180 USD per person. Flights from Siem Reap also connect to the same airports in Vietnam, although prices are higher in this direction. You can also use the same land border checkpoints to enter Vietnam, such as Bavet, Phnom Den, Prek Chak, Le Thanh, and Kaam Samnor.
What currency is used in Vietnam and Cambodia?
Vietnam's currency is the Dong, available only in bills as coins are not accepted. ATMs, money changers, and banks are readily available in Vietnam for accessing money, although ATMs usually involve higher exchange rates and fees. The Dong's average exchange rate is approximately 20,000 to the dollar, so it's important to be comfortable with dealing in high figures, such as hundreds of thousands of dong.
In Cambodia, the official currency is the Riel, but dollars are widely accepted throughout the country. Both currencies are frequently used interchangeably, allowing you to make payments in dollars and receive change in Riel. Generally, dollars are used for larger expenses and hotel bills, while the Riel is more commonly used for smaller purchases and transportation fares.
Is it safe to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia?
Vietnam and Cambodia are generally safe destinations for travelers. However, it's always important to take standard precautions like securing your belongings, avoiding isolated areas at night, and staying informed about local customs and regulations. We closely monitor the safety situation in both countries and work with reputable partners to ensure your wellbeing throughout the tour.