10-day North to South Vietnam is fully covered with many beautiful destinations. Vietnam is outstanding with the special beauty of both nature and culture. Cambodia, the kingdom of wonder, is near Vietnam also owning the unique beauty of architecture and structures as well as historic heritages around the country.
Duration: 10 Days/ 9 Nights
Tour Type: Explore and Experience
Starts/ Ends: Hanoi/ Siem Reap
Tour Route: Hanoi – Halong Bay – Can Tho with Cai Rang floating market – Phom Penh – Siem Reap
Tour Categories: Multi Countries Tours
Tour Customizable: Definitely! (Tell us what you wish to do in the inquiry form)
Accommodation: Upon your request
Transportation: High-quality private vehicles
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (overnight on deluxe junk cruise)
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Can Tho
Day 6: Can Tho – Cai Rang floating market – Chau Doc
Day 7: Chau Doc – Boat trip to Phnom Penh
Day 8: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap
Day 9: Angkor Temple complex
Day 10: Siem Reap Departure
6-Day Vietnam Tour
Day 1: Hanoi Arrival (D)
Welcome upon arrival in Hanoi, then we transfer to Hanoi. Relax in the rest of the day. Tonight we enjoy our welcome dinner at a fine local restaurant in town.
Transfer via: International flight – your arrangement
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B)
Hanoi is the heart of North Vietnam with both ancient and modern beauty in historic sites as well as the lives of local people. Hanoi is also famed for the “paradise of street food” in Vietnam and is among the most interesting cities in Southeast Asia.
Today, we will start our journey by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, his house on stilts, the One Pillar Pagoda, the outside of the Presidential Palace and the Temple of Literature which was Vietnam’s first University. In the afternoon we will go to the intriguing Ethnology Museum followed by an hour on a cyclo (a pedal rickshaw) being taken around the old quarter of Hanoi. Then we can enjoy the ancient and unique water puppet show.
If Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed on Mondays and Fridays as well as Octobers and Novembers for maintenance, Dong Xuan Market, the most vibrant traditional market in Hanoi, will be the destination for replacement.
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (Overnight on Deluxe Junk Cruise) (B, L, D)
Today, we will visit Halong Bay, one of the best highlights in North Vietnam with wonderful landscapes, is recognized as the World Natural Wonder. In the morning, we are met at the lobby of the hotel at 8:00 and transfer to Halong. The vehicle takes us through the Red River Delta for 3,5 hour and we will arrive at the port at around midday. Welcome by the Phoenix Cruiser crew team and enjoy fresh seafood lunch while the cruise is gliding out.
In the afternoon, we visit Sung Sot cave (Surprising cave) in the middle of the Bay and swim. The sunset’s coming is our time to relax on the deck with favorite drink… Delicious dinner will be served with typically local seafood. Overnight on boat.
Cruise: Halong Phoenix Cruiser
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi (B, L)
This morning, we visit Titop island and relax on the beach. Optional for us is walking up to the top of the island to get a panoramic view of the Anchorage area. Then return to the Phoenix Cruiser to learn the recipes and techniques that go into the most popular dish of the Vietnamese food. Lunch will be served when cruising back to the port where our awaiting vehicle will transfer us back to Hanoi. The trip ends at around 16:00 at the lobby of the hotel.
Special note: Vegetarian menu available on boat but it should be informed in advance.
Day 5: Hanoi – Fly to Can Tho (B)
Today we will spend time Can Tho, one of the best highlights in South Vietnam. Depart our hotel at around 10:00 in the morning and transfer to the airport to take our flight to Can Tho city. After two hour flight, we are welcome and transfer to hotel. The rest of the day is your leisure time to get closer to the life of local people. Overnight in Can Tho.
Transfer via: Vietnam Airlines
Day 6: Can Tho – Cai Rang Floating Market – Chau Doc (B)
Cai Rang floating market is very popular in Can Tho and is one of the most colorful floating markets in Mekong Delta of Vietnam. In early morning, we will take the boat trip to visit the famous Cai Rang floating market with the busy sense right at the time. This is the biggest floating market in Mekong Delta where we can see the daily life and local people selling their products on boats. After that, we are back to the hotel for breakfast then heading to Chau Doc. Relax in the rest of the day.
4-Day Cambodia Tour
Day 7: Chau Doc – Boat trip to Phnom Penh (B)
Take boat trip to Phnom Penh at 7:00 AM today. Getting a visa to Cambodia on the way. Arrive in Phnom Penh – the capital of Cambodia at midday, we are welcome and transfer to hotel.
In the afternoon, we start the city tour that includes the visit to the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Wat Phnom. Later in the afternoon, we take a stroll along the Chatomuk River (the Four Faces River) to observe the local way of life. Overnight in Phnom Penh.
Day 8: Phnom Penh – Fly to Siem Reap (B)
In the morning, we visit the Genocide Museum then head on to the Killing Fields. On the way to the killing fields, we stop at the bustling market of Toul Tumpong also known as the Russian Market.
In the afternoon, we transfer to the airport to take our flight to Siem Reap the ancient capital of Angkor dynasty, beautifying Cambodia with unique structures and historical heritage site from the Angkor era.
In the evening, visit Siem Reap night market to immerse in a ton of Cambodian street foods and interesting gifts and souvenirs. Overnight in Siem Reap
Transfer via: Cambodia Airlines
Day 9: Angkor Temple Complex (B)
Visit Angkor Thom – the great city of the ancient Khmer empire in the morning. The trip includes the South Gate of Angkor Thom, Bayon and the picturesque Ta Prohm that had nearly disappeared into the jungle and remains overgrown, an oddly haunting and exotic scene. The magnificent roots of a tree, pushing between the huge stone blocks of the temple in a sort of embrace, evoke feelings that a visitor may remember forever.
Afternoon itinerary brings you a journey to Angkor Wat, the capital of gorgeous Khmer Empire once upon a time. Explore the ancient temples, listen to their legend stories and behold the sunset from Phnom Bakheng.
Day 10: Siem Reap – Departure (B)
Today is free at leisure until time for transfer to airport for departure flight home. The North to South Vietnam and Cambodia Tour 10 days now comes to the end.