20 Day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Flights

Tour Code: AVCF1-20

Duration
20 days
Price From
$3,079
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Around USD$37 per person Vietnam and Cambodia both have so much to offer in terms of culture, food, and landscape, all of which can be experienced on this 20 Day Tour (flights included).

Enjoy city walks through the vibrant streets of Hanoi and Hoi An, explore Halong Bay by boat, snorkel on the islands of Nha Trang, and experience guerrilla warfare at historical Vietnam War sites including the Chu Chi Tunnels.

This tour covers a lot of ground so prepare for the adventure of a lifetime without the stress of organising it – AVG has got you covered when it comes to the finer details.

Note:
As flight times, hotels, logistical services and days of travel can be subject to availability and modifications beyond our control, if cancellations or delays should occur, we will make a conscientious effort to secure alternative arrangements of similar value to those in our booking agreement.

Route

Hanoi(2N) – Halong Bay(1N) – Hue(2N) – Hoi An(3N) – Nha Trang(2N) – Saigon(3N) – Mekong Delta(1N) – Siem Reap(2N) – Phnom Penh(2N)

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Highlights

  • Explore the stunning Halong Bay, a UNESCO Heritage Site on a traditional wooden junk boat.
  • Walk around Hoi An old town to visit Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple and Phung Hung Old House.
  • Relax at a picturesque white-sand Nha Trang beach and experience the incredible snorkelling and scuba diving activities.
  • Stand astounded by the UNESCO World Heritage Angkor Wat.
  • Embark on a peaceful boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake.

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival

Today, you’ll arrive in Hanoi as per your flight time.
On arrival at the airport you’ll be met by AVG and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Meals: In-flight.

Day 2: Hanoi – Halong Bay

After breakfast, you’ll travel by coach through the rich farm land of the Red River Delta to arrive at Halong Bay. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular array of islands, dotted with wind and wave eroded grottoes, is a wonder to behold.

On arrival you board a ship to view the thousands of limestone islands and their caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding across the clear emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent scene. You‘ll also have the opportunity to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 3: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Early risers may like to participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. A sight not to be missed- especially if you are into photography. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands. Return to the junk for breakfast, then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay.

In the afternoon our driver will meet you at the Halong Jetty to drive you back to Hanoi.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Optional Hanoi Street Food (Dinner Included)

Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as stuffed pancake, Banh My, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

Day 4: Hanoi City Tour – Hue

Today we take a city tour of Hanoi to explore attractions such as the Temple of Literature,

Vietnam’s first university, Ho Chi Minh Complex – Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (photo stop only),

One Pillar Pagoda and Tran Quoc Pagoda (one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam).

Later you’ll board a short flight to Hue.

On arrival, you’ll be met at Hue airport and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 5: Hue City Tour

Today we visit the Imperial Citadel. This was the center of power for the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled between 1802 and 1945. Here, we will visit Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Tripod Cauldrons, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City.

Later, you’ll be boarding a boat for a wonderful trip on the Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu pagoda.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An

Today, leave Hue behind you as you make your way to Hoi An. Today’s trip takes you over the famous Hai Van Pass which crosses over a spur of the Annamite Range that emerges from the west and juts into the South China Sea, forming the Hai Van Peninsula and the adjoining Son Tra

Island. The pass, which once formed the boundary between the kingdoms of Dai Viet and Champa, also forms a boundary between the climates of northern and southern Vietnam, sheltering the city of Danang from the “Chinese winds” that blow in from the northwest. During the winter months (November– March), for instance, weather on the north side of the pass might be wet and cold, while the south side might be warm and dry.

On the other side of the pass, you will be transferred to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An. As an important trading route during the 15 th to 19 th centuries, Hoi An is now a unique blend of culture, cuisine and architecture. Step back in time as you wander the narrow streets of this charming former trading port, with its ancient covered bridges and temples.

Meal: Breakfast.

Optional Hoi An Cooking Class Tour

A chance for you to experience all the typical features of traditional Vietnamese cuisine and master your cooking skills with unique recipes.

Day 7: Hoi An City Tour

In the morning, there’s a guided tour to explore Hoi An on foot which takes in a visit to an old merchant’s home; Hoi An Market; a local Chinese temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge – the bridge was first constructed in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters. Over the centuries the ornamentation has remained relatively faithful to the original Japanese design. The French flattened out the roadway for cars, but the original arched shape was restored in 1986.

Performance schedule is the subject to change. Please check availability when requested.

You may choose only 1 optional tour on day 7.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Optional My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour

My Son sanctuary, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in the southern region of Vietnam. Stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in a tropical jungle.

Optional Tra Que Vegetable Village – Lunch

Observe and try the local farming activities. Learn the process of planting vegetable such as raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many others. A light meal will be served during the tour.

Day 8: Hoi An

Free day at leisure – continue exploring the Ancient Quarter or head to the beach/swimming pool for relaxing.

Meal: Breakfast.

You may choose only 2 optional tours on day 8 One AM, and one PM.

Note: Golden Bridge and My Son Sanctuary; Thanh Ha Village cannot be arranged at the same day

Optional Golden Bridge Tour (Lunch Included)

Admire the astounding bridge lifted by two “hands of the Gods” in Ba Na Hill. From this amazing man-made wonders, you can enjoy the marvellous scenery of natures from above. Take this tour and walk among your fairy tales.

Optional My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour

My Son sanctuary, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in the southern region of Vietnam. Stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in a tropical jungle.

Optional Hoi An Memories Show

Featuring 500 performers with superb choreography, this open-air theatrical extravaganza tells a story about the quintessence of Hoi An throughout 400 years of history while shining the spotlight on Ao Dai and the hidden charming beauty of Vietnamese women.

Day 9: Hoi An – Da Nang – Nha Trang

Today you take the short flight to Nha Trang, a famous beach city of Vietnam. On arrival in Nha Trang, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 10: Nha Trang – Islands and Snorkeling Tour

Today you’ll enjoy a day island hopping around Nha Trang stunning islands and beaches. First

stop is Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island, home to many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh

Hoa province. Mieu Island is the best island for snorkelling where you can see lots of colorful coral and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nests from the boat. Then you have the opportunity to relax, swim or do some water sports at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island called “Mini beach”. Lunch is enjoyed on this island. On the way back you’ll visit a fishing village before arriving to the shore and transferred back to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Optional Sunset cocktail and dinner cruise tour (Dinner Included)

Enjoy dinner and cocktail on a 5-star-cruise to witness shimmering Nha Trang from offshore. You will indulge yourself in four-hour sea-ride accompanied by the traditional music and dance performances and get stunned by the majestic ocean. Free flow of wines is included with this tour.

Day 11: Nha Trang – Saigon

You’ll be transferred for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City today. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

Note: The performance schedule is subject to change. Please check availability when requesting this option.

Meal: Breakfast.

Optional A O Show

A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

Day 12: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – City Tour

After breakfast, we continue on to Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam War, guerrilla fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide in during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving visitors a unique understanding of what life was like during the Vietnam War.

In the afternoon, you will have a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with highlights such as: visit War Remnant Museum, take photo outside Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Optional Vespa Adventure – Saigon After Dark Tour

Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Enjoy your amazing night by whisking away the city and stop by some shops to taste Saigon’s best authentic local food.

Day 13: Cai Be – Vinh Long – Tra On

A definite highlight of the tour is this boat cruise on the Mekong visiting local villages of Can Tho, Cho Lach and Tra On.

You’ll be picked up from your hotel a taken to the boat for a welcome drink and check-in to your cabin.

Along the way, depending on the river tide, you’ll have the opportunity to disembark for some pleasant walking or biking on the footpaths by the riverside to discover tropical fruit orchards and the local activities. The cruise continues on to Tra On. Enjoy the magnificent sunset on the river. Leisurely cruise up the Mekong River while enyoying the beautiful scenery and the aperitifs.

A wonderful day with picturesque ferry crossings over Mekong River branches. Dinner and night on board in Tra On.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

Day 14: Tra On – Can Tho – Saigon

Awake to the sounds from the nearby floating market. After breakfast, we’ll leisurely cruise up the river while enjoying the beautiful scenery.

On arrival at Can Tho, a small boat will take you explore the Cai Rang market, one of the most bustling floating markets in the Mekong Delta, with its hundreds of small boats barging and jostling for space as owners attempt to sell their goods.

Later, we disembark for the car trip back to Saigon.

Meal: Breakfast.

Optional Dinner on Saigon River Cruise

Dinner on Saigon river cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. Enjoy the river breeze gently caressing your skin, together with renowned Vietnamese delicacies which guarantee to make your evening unforgettable.

Day 15: Saigon – Siem Reap

Today you will be transferred to Saigon airport for your flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, you’ll be greeted and transferred to your hotel.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 16: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples

Spend a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples. Your day starts with a visit to Angkor

Wat, then we will visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery.

In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries. Then, journey to the Elephant Terrace and the raised Leper King Terrace, built in the 12th century and which features many beautifully sculptured Apsaras.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Optional Phare Circus in Siem Reap Tour

Siem Reap’s most unique, authentic, top-rated evening entertainment. You’ll feast your senses on a 90-minute spectacle that blends a riveting theatre with folk music and distinctly Cambodian stories.

Day 17: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh

You are free time at leisure in the morning before your journey by public bus to Phnom Penh. Spend
your six-hour-driving through the rice fields on the road also. Late afternoon, you arrive in
Phnom Penh and check in your hotel.

Optional Upgrade:
Flight from Siem Reap to Phnom Penh:
AUD220 per person (subject to availability)
The upgrade enables you to:
– Have a faster, more relaxed journey
– Fly economy class Cambodia Air
– Coach transfer to your hotel

Meal: Breakfast.

Optional Tonle Sap Lake Tour

Hop on a private boat to Tonle Sap Lake and visit unique villages with gardens, market, and restaurants all floating on water.

Day 18: Phnom Penh

This morning, there’s a not-to-be-missed Phnom Penh city tour to The Royal PalaceSilver Pagoda, the National MuseumWat Ounalom and Central Market. You’ll see the location where international journalists camped out in 1975 on the eve of the Khmer Rouge takeover, and the burnt-out and bullet-holed building that has been left as it stood after the war.

Later on, continue on to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former high school which was used as the notorious Security Prison 21 (S-21) by the Khmer Rouge regime. Then it’s on to Choeung Ek, made famous by the movie The Killing Fields, to learn about the atrocities that took place here. After this rather somber chapter on Cambodian history, to end your journey today, you will have a chance to lighten the mood and taste some Khmer snacks.

Meal: Breakfast, Lunch.

Day 19: Phnom Penh – Australia

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer for your flight home to Australia.

Meal: Breakfast.

Day 20: Home Arrival

You will arrive home today.

Inclusions

Tour Inclusion

  • International and domestic flights.
  • Accommodation and meals in the itinerary.
  • All local boat rentals and cycling as mentioned in the program.
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Water bottles during tours.
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
  • Local English-speaking tour guides.3

Tour Exclusion

  • Meals, Drinks and any Service not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Visa fee to Vietnam & Cambodia (If you need assistance with your Visa, please request it upon filling in Booking Form).
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide & personal expenses.
  • Travel Insurance
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change.
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel.

*Actual accommodation may vary due to availability. However, equivalent quality is guaranteed.


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How to book

  • Step 1: Customer selects one of our ready-made tour packages along with your preferred travel date based on the availability calendar.

(In case you request a free quote for your planned vacation, simply fill in this Customize Request Form: http://www.asiavacationgroup.com.au/customize/ ).

  • Step 2: Complete the Booking Form
  • Step 3: One of our Representatives will contact you within 24 hours to confirm your booking request.

Please note that customers must book at least 90 days prior to departure to ensure your desired travel date and time.

Deposit Information

  • A deposit of AUD199 per person upon booking to secure your travel date (non-refundable after 48 hours of booking for any reason).
  • Final Payment is due at least 60 days prior to departure. Once this payment is made, any prior payment is strictly non-refundable.
  • If the Final Payment is not completed by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments are strictly non-refundable.
  • Invoices will be sent to you through Email, please take responsibility to ensure payment are made on time.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is AUD1,125 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Travel Insurance: We highly recommend purchasing the Travel Insurance package as soon as you pay the deposit for a piece of mind. Please refer to Travel Insurance for further information.

Visa & Passport information

It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 4 blank pages.

Australian passport holder is required to have a visa for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation group and just need to pay AUD160 for Vietnam visa single entry.

Once approved, please ensure that you travel with the following documentation as they are required to present to customs upon arrival into the country.

Please note that these details are subject to change without notice. We recommend visiting https://smartraveller.gov.au for up to date information in terms of entry requirements.

For Cambodia, you will obtain your visa when crossing the border from Vietnam to Cambodia. The cost of the Cambodian Visa is around USD$37 per person .

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Please be advised that tipping for tour guides, drivers and bellmen are required and will be collected by your travel consultant 7 days before you depart. A gratuity of 10AUD per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

Asia Vacation Group shall not deliver a refund for any delay or change in program or expenses incurred or injury and damage due to airlines, accident, breakdown of transport and sickness.

In some cases, your chosen extra tours may be canceled by Asia Vacation Group due to force majeure you may choose to change to other alternative tour OR receive a coupon equal to the amount you paid for it. The difference in cost of the alternative tour will be paid by you or transferred to a coupon as applicable. This coupon is issued after the tour and is valid for two years. It is valid for any tour by Asia Vacation Group and cannot be redeemed for cash.

Flight Information

Airline

  • Return economy airfare with premium airlines is supplied per voucher (including 01 piece checked baggage and 7 kg hand baggage per passenger)
  • Internal airfare with Vietnam Airlines.
  • Customers must send us the electrical copy of passport by scanning or taking the first page of your passport. By this way, we could secure the accuracy of your personal information to make proper reservation for you.
  • The airfare is non-refundable at all times.

Flights

  • Flight itineraries will be provided only 30 days prior to departure. If you book our tour packages within 30 days, your flight itinerary will be provided within 7 days.
  • Airline schedule may change or cancel before the itinerary and it is beyond our control. We will try utmost to assist our customers, however, the customers are also responsible for reviewing your flight schedule prior to the departure. Moreover, you can contact your Travel Insurance provider to check whether you are covered by your policy.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: From $200 per person is applied for trip extension or early arrivals (subject to availability and applicable fare difference).  If you wish to extend your trip, please note in your Booking Form then we will provide quotations for you. The fee above is just administrative only, no service included.

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