Simply Vietnam with Cambodia (2715)

15 Day Tour from Hanoi to Siem Reap

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With their long histories, interesting cultures, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam and Cambodia offer something for everyone. On this Vietnam and Cambodia tour, you’ll overnight in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Phnom Penh, and Siem Reap. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see sites, including Hanoi’s One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049; Hoi An’s Japanese Covered Bridge; and Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes the War Remnants Museum, and the Cu Chi region, where you'll get to explore the deep, narrow tunnels constructed by the Viet Cong during the war.

You'll enjoy seeing some of Vietnam's gorgeous scenery and destinations via the water. Take an overnight cruise on Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with some of the world's most amazing scenery. You'll also enjoy a cruise in Hoi An on the Thu Bon River, where you'll pass unspoiled countryside. In Hue, a boat trip on the Perfume River takes you to Thien Mu Pagoda, built in 1601, and the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, dating to 1840.

In Phnom Penh, visit the Royal Palace and learn more about the Khmer Rouge regime at the Genocide Museum and one of the Killing Fields. In Siem Reap, explore the spectacular ruins of Angkor, including Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site; Angkor Thom; 10th-century Banteay Srei Temple, known for its intricate decorations; and more.

These are just some of the many highlights on this tour through Vietnam and Cambodia. From the historic sites to the gorgeous scenery, this tour designed for savvy, value-minded travelers is a vacation of a lifetime!
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 Tour Highlights

Sightseeing:

In Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City.

Guides:

Services of a professional Tour Director

Scenic Highlights:

Ha Long Bay, Thu Bon River

The following UNESCO World Heritage Sites can be seen or visited on this vacation:

  • Ha Long Bay
  • Imperial Citadel Hue
  • Thien Mu Pagoda
  • Hoi An Ancient Town
  • Imperial tomb of Minh Mang
  • Angkor Wat
  • Angkor Thom
  • Bayon Temple
  • Ta Prohm
  • Banteay Srei

Transportation:

Transportation:
Private, deluxe, air-conditioned motorcoach while touring

 Meals

 Meals & Itinerary

14 breakfasts, 11 lunches, 8 dinners

 Itinerary

Inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE in the tour description, including admission charges where applicable.

Day 1 HANOI, VIETNAM

Welcome to Vietnam’s capital city, an attractive, laidback city with charming French-Colonial-style buildings.

Day 2 HANOI

Today’s included sightseeing tour takes you to many of the city’s highlights, including the TEMPLE OF LITERATURE, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways, and ONE PILLAR PAGODA, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. You will also see Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the fascinating network of alleyways and shop houses that make up the Old Quarter.

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Day 3 HANOI

Today’s full-day excursion begins with a drive through the tranquil countryside to CHUA THAY PAGODA, home to an ancient stage where it is believed the first water puppet show was performed. Later, admire the carved wooden roof and unique architectural shape of TAY PHUONG, one of Vietnam’s first pagodas. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famed WATER PUPPETS.

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Day 4 HANOI–HA LONG BAY CRUISE

Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s favorite destinations, and board your CRUISE. After lunch, set sail through the dramatic limestone islands. Explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) grotto before visiting Luon Cave by bamboo boat. Anchor in a secluded lagoon overnight.

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Day 5 HA LONG BAY–HANOI–DANANG–HOI AN

Continue cruising this morning. Visit Titop Island, where you can climb 400 steps to be rewarded with a breathtaking panoramic view. Disembark late this morning, and journey back to Hanoi to board your flight to Danang, Vietnam’s fourth-largest city. Upon arrival, drive to the charming town of Hoi An.

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Day 6 HOI AN

Start today with a CRUISE on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside before visiting POTTERY & WOOD CARVING VILLAGES. Then, a leisurely WALKING TOUR through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge and the SA HUYNH MUSEUM with its early Hoi An history. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

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Day 7 HOI AN–DANANG–HUE

Journey back to Danang and visit the CHAM MUSEUM. Continue through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) to the imperial walled city of Hue. Here, visit the FORBIDDEN PURPLE CITY, modeled after Beijing’s famed Forbidden CIty. During your visit, you will see Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the Nine Dynastic Urns.

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Day 8 HUE–HO CHI MINH CITY

Begin today with a BOAT TRIP on the Perfume River to the pretty THIEN MU PAGODA, made up of seven tiers, each dedicated to a step assumed by Buddha to reach enlightenment. Continue up the river to the IMPERIAL TOMB OF MINH MANG, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions, and temples in a beautiful setting. Later, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions.

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Day 9 HO CHI MINH CITY

Today’s sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Afterward, visit the REUNIFICATION PALACE and the WAR REMNANTS MUSEUM, as well as the Chinese district.

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Day 10 HO CHI MINH CITY. CU CHI TUNNELS EXCURSION

Today, visit the CU CHI TUNNELS, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms. If you are feeling adventurous, you may enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels.

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Day 11 HO CHI MINH–PHNOM PENH, CAMBODIA

Today, fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s capital city.

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Day 12 PHNOM PENH

Today’s sightseeing tour takes in the ROYAL PALACE with its spectacular Silver Pagoda, as well as the haunting TUOL SLENG GENOCIDE MUSEUM, a former torture and interrogation center under the Khmer Rouge. You will also visit one of the KILLING FIELDS.

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Day 13 PHNOM PENH–SIEM REAP

Today, fly to Siem Reap and visit nearby ANGKOR, the ancient Khmer capital. Visit the splendid temple complex that includes ANGKOR WAT, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and ANGKOR THOM, the former fortified royal city built by King Jayavarman VII, which includes Bayon and Baphuon Temples, the Terrace of Elephants, and the Terrace of the Leper King.

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Day 14 SIEM REAP

Today, visit the exquisite 10th-century BANTEAY SREI TEMPLE and TA KEO, the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandstone. Also, visit TA PROHM, SRAS SRANG, and PRASAT KRAVAN.

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Day 15 SIEM REAP

Your tour ends today with breakfast this morning.

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 Tour Director

With Cosmos, there’s no better way to get to know your destination than through the eyes of your Tour Director. Averaging over a decade... we’d like you to meet a Tour Director, who is representative of the type of expert that will be with you on your vacation.

HUNG NGUYEN

Escorting tours for more than 15 years

Hung graduated from Hanoi National University in 1998 after studying English. He started his career in tourism shortly thereafter and has over a decade of experience leading tours through Vietnam. He possesses comprehensive knowledge of Vietnam, with interests extending to politics, history, and cultural traditions. His interest in photography and local landscapes makes him the perfect guide for snapping the ideal shot.

Tour Director - HUNG NGUYEN

 Accommodations

Hanoi
Ha Long Bay
Hoi An
Hue
Ho Chi Minh City
Phnom Penh

 Optional Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Optional excursions are available for purchase on our MyCosmos site 90 days prior to the tour start date.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)


Hoi An

Hoi An

Organic Herb Garden Visit and Fishing Life

Organic Herb Garden Visit and Fishing Life

In this half day excursion, you will enjoy a close-up and intimate exposure to both the local farming and fishing communities. Accompanied by your tour guide, you commence the day leisurely cycling along country roads witnessing local Vietnamese rural life first hand and discovering all manner of photo opportunities.

Price Range: $$

Vietnamese Cooking Class

Vietnamese Cooking Class

Join in on a hands-on gourmet cooking class experience.

Price Range: $$

My Son Half Day Tour

My Son Half Day Tour

Wander around the historic site of My Son, where there were once over 70 classic Cham monuments dating from the 7th - 13th centuries.

Price Range: $

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