Tour code:
15 days 14 nights
Start in
Finish in
Siem Reap
Places to visit
Hanoi - Halong Bay (Surprise cave, Titov island) - Ninh Binh (Tam Coc, Thung Nham) - Sapa (Ma Tra village, Cat Cat village, Y Linh Ho, Lao Chai, Ta Van villages) - Hanoi - Saigon (HCM city) - Ben Tre (Mekong Delta) - Siem Reap (Angkor Thom; Bayon Temple; Terrace Of The Elephants; Angkor Wat Temple; Preah Khan; Neak Pean; Thommanon Temple; Ta Keo)
Hanoi, Vietnam Siem Reap, Cambodia


Embark on an unforgettable Vietnam Cambodia itinerary 15 days, where rich history, vibrant culture, breathtaking landscapes, tantalizing cuisine, and awe-inspiring heritage sites await. With a shared border of 1200km, these remarkable countries offer a seamless exploration.

  • Start in Hanoi, a bustling city teeming with historical treasures.
  • Sail through the awe-inspiring Ha Long Bay, witness limestone karsts, and stunning vistas.
  • Explore the peaceful Thung Nham - Tam Coc (Ninh Binh) on a serene sampan cruise.
  • Immerse yourself in Sapa's enchanting black Hmong culture, trekking lush rice terraces and connecting with locals.
  • Experience the vibrant energy of Ho Chi Minh City, its modern skyline, and rich history.
  • Discover the rustic charm of the Mekong Delta, cruise waterways, and visit floating markets.
  • Conclude the journey in Siem Reap, exploring the renowned Angkor Wat's intricately carved temples and ancient ruins.

This captivating "15 days in Vietnam and Cambodia" promises cherished memories, immersing you in the heart and soul of these captivating countries' history, culture, cuisine, and natural beauty.

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Day 1: Hanoi Arrival – First Visit (D)
Upon your arrival at Hanoi Airport, our driver will be delighted to welcome you and drive you to your hotel, which is approximately 35 km away, roughly a 45-minute drive. After a long flight, it's crucial to take some time to rest and adjust to the time difference.

At 5:00 PM, embark on a combo: a 60-minute full Vietnamese body massage with dinner included. This revitalizing massage incorporates ancient techniques that target pressure points and invigorating movements, accompanied by aromatherapy massage oils to warm the muscles, relax the body, and enhance your overall well-being and physical flexibility.
Afterward, return to your hotel following a light dinner.

Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi City Tour (B; L)
Car Walking

After breakfast, your day kicks off with a visit to the square in front of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, honoring the nation's founder. Your guide will narrate the country's independence history before you capture memories in photos.
Next, head to the Defense Pagoda by West Lake, ending your morning with an insightful trip to the Hanoi Ethnography Museum, showcasing Vietnam's diverse ethnic cultures.
Lunch awaits at a local eatery.
In the afternoon, a fascinating stroll through the Hanoi Old Quarter awaits you. Start with the Long Bien Bridge - Paul Doumer Bridge (Trần Nhật Duật Street side) and continue to Cao Thắng Street, famous for its traditional spices. Then, explore the Đồng Xuân Market, the largest market in Hanoi, and soak in the lively atmosphere of Hàng Mã Street, known for its decorative items, Chinese toys, and colorful lanterns.
Continue your exploration through Lương Văn Can, Lãn Ông, and Hang Buồm streets, taking the time to visit the Bạch Mã Temple (76 Hang Buồm Street), the oldest temple in Hanoi. Take a well-deserved break at Café Market (Hanoi Coffee Station, 44 Hang Bè Street or another café boutique) to enjoy a complimentary coffee.
Capture the vibrant atmosphere by Hoan Kiem Lake before attending a mesmerizing Hanoi water puppet show in the evening.
Dinner is on your own, followed by an overnight stay at the hotel in Hanoi

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Surprise Cave (B; L; D)
Car Cruise

At 8am, we will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to Halong Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular travel destination in Quảng Ninh Province, Vietnam. The name "Hạ Long" means "descending dragon" in Vietnamese.

At 11:45am to 12:00pm, we will board our boat at Tuan Chau Port where you will enjoy a welcome drink and receive a cruise briefing and safety instructions. Passengers will be treated to a delicious deluxe Vietnamese Set Menu Lunch. After lunch, you may choose to book a massage service in advance with your Cruise Manager and enjoy it throughout the cruise.

We will then cruise through Halong Bay, passing the most beautiful and serene areas including Incense Burner, Dog Stone Islet, Fighting Cock, and Finger Islet. Our next stop is the spectacular Surprise Cave (Hang Sửng Sốt), which is one of the largest and most stunning grottoes in Halong Bay. To reach the mouth of the grotto, we will ascend about a hundred stone steps.

After exploring the Surprise Cave, we will depart and sail for approximately 30 minutes to anchor overnight. During this time, guests can attend the Fruit and Vegetable Carving Lesson led by our Head Chef. Our chef will demonstrate Fruit and Vegetable carving and show guests how to decorate and make some traditional Vietnamese food.

Dinner with fresh seafoods will be served in the evening, and after that, guests can enjoy various activities. Board games like cards or Parcheesi are available, as well as massage service throughout the cruise.

Everyone can also try their luck at squid fishing on the boat with help from the crew.

Overnight on boat.

Day 4: Halong - Ninh Binh - Tam Coc (B; L) (190km – 4h30)
Car Cruise Sampan Cruise Kayak

You may choose to wake up at 6:30am to enjoy coffee, tea, and breakfast pastries served in the dining room. However, this is not mandatory if you prefer to sleep in.

For those who wish to participate, a Tai Chi lesson lasting about 30 minutes will be held on the sundeck at 6:45am.

Guests will then be transferred by tender to Titov Island, where they can spend approximately one hour climbing to the peak to enjoy a stunning 360-degree view of the Bay. An expansive viewing deck is also available halfway up the island for those who prefer not to climb. After the climb, guests can relax on the beach and take a swim.

Once guests return to the boat, they will have 30 minutes to freshen up and finish packing. We kindly ask guests to collect all of their belongings from the cabins and leave heavy luggage outside of the cabins. Our staff will transfer your luggage directly to the pier.

A full breakfast will be served in the dining room, and bills will be settled after breakfast. Guests can then relax on the sundeck or in the dining room, enjoying the beautiful bay scenery as we approach the pier.

We are scheduled to arrive at Tuan Chau port at 11:00am. Guests can then relax inside the pier building while waiting for return transportation.

(Please note that the itinerary is subject to change due to weather conditions, tide levels, and operational conditions, and the times provided are approximate and may vary.)

At 12:00 PM, your memorable cruise experience will come to an end, and you will be transferred to Ninh Binh. On your way to Ninh Binh, you will make a stop to savor the mouth-watering green cake, a popular local delicacy.

In the afternoon, you will arrive in Ninh Binh and proceed to check-in at your hotel. Your comfortable and cozy accommodations await, offering you the chance to relax and unwind after a long day of adventure and exploration.

It's dinner on your own.

Overnight in Tam Coc (12km from Ninh Binh city).

Day 5: Tam Coc - Thung Nham - Bai Dinh Pagoda - Hanoi - Sapa By Night Train (B; L)
Car Sampan Cruise Walking Train

After breakfast, take a small sampan for a spectacular two-hour cruise through numerous waterways. You will be able to admire a beautiful rural landscape of limestone cliffs and rice fields before reaching Thung Nham, which is located 05 km from Tam Coc.

Lunch will be served at a local restaurant.

In the afternoon, the discovery of Bai Dinh Pagoda. The Bai Dinh Pagoda is not only the largest pagoda in Vietnam, but it is also considered to be the largest pagoda in Southeast Asia. The pagoda leans back on the hill in the rear and overlooks the river in the front. This prime location has made Bai Dinh Pagoda one of the most impressive attractions in Ninh Binh.

Go back to Hanoi. It's dinner on your own.

Later, at 8:10 PM, you will be transferred to the railway station to catch the night train to Sapa.

Overnight on train (A/C soft sleeper - 4 persons/ cabin).

Day 6: Lao Cai - Sapa - Ma Tra Village (B; L)
Car Hiking Trekking

Upon your arrival at Lao Cai railway station at approximately 6:00 AM, a comfortable transfer will take you to the magnificent town of Sapa. Nestled in the mountains, Sapa boasts a diverse and vibrant community of over 30 ethnic minority tribes, including the Black H'mong, Flower H'mong, and Red Dzao. The town is also home to Fansipan Mount, the highest peak in Vietnam. Upon arrival in Sapa, you may choose to enjoy breakfast at your hotel or one of the nearby restaurants.

After breakfast, you will embark on a trek to Ma Tra village (Nhà Văn Hóa Má Tra), where you will have the opportunity to meet and immerse yourself in the local culture of the Black H'mong people, learning about their traditional way of life and customs.

Following the trek, you will return to Sapa town for check-in at your hotel, where you can freshen up and relax.

Later in the day, you will take a break for lunch at a nearby restaurant. In the afternoon, you will have free time to explore the area at your leisure. This is an ideal opportunity to delve deeper into the region's unique history and culture, or simply unwind and take in the breathtaking scenery.

Dinner on your own.

Overnight at the hotel in Sapa Town.

Day 7: Sapa - Cat Cat Village - Y Linh Ho Village - Lao Chai Village - Ta Van Village (B; L)
Car Hiking Trekking

Following a delightful breakfast at your hotel, you will set out on a trekking adventure to Cat Cat village. This charming village is located on the picturesque Muong Hoa Valley and is inhabited by the H'Mong hill tribe. The village is situated about 3 km away from Sapa Town and can be reached by an easy 45-minute walk. During your trek, you will be surrounded by rice fields and corn plantations.

Next, you will proceed towards Lao Chai village via Y Linh Ho village. As you traverse through the region's stunning landscape, you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the local culture and explore the scenic beauty of the area.

At lunchtime, you will savor a delectable meal at a local restaurant, which may be located in Lao Chai village.

After lunch, your trek will take you to Ta Van village, where you can leisurely stroll and observe the traditional lifestyle of the friendly locals. The village's serene and picturesque rural surroundings, complete with rice paddies, wooden bridges, and rivers, offer the perfect setting to relax and unwind.

As the evening sets in around 6:30 PM, you will enjoy a delicious dinner at a local household, providing you with a unique opportunity to experience the warmth and hospitality of the local community.

Overnight at Homestay in Ta Van village.

Day 8: Ta Van Village - Free Time Back To Sapa - Hanoi By Bus (B)
Car Bus

Following breakfast, you will have some free time to spend in the village before being picked up by the driver to return to Sapa town. From there, you will take a VIP bus to Hanoi, which covers a distance of 330km and takes approximately 5 hours and 30 minutes.

Upon arrival at your hotel in Hanoi in the afternoon, you will have some free time to explore the city on your own.

You may choose to enjoy a meal at a restaurant of your choice.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 9: Hanoi - Flight To Ho Chi Minh City (B)
Car Air plane

After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. When you arrive at the airport in Ho Chi Minh City, your driver will be waiting to pick you up and take you to your hotel in the city.

This is an excellent opportunity to experience two of Vietnam's most vibrant cities and discover their unique cultures and lifestyles. From the stunning natural beauty of Sapa to the bustling energy of Ho Chi Minh City, this trip offers a wide range of experiences that will leave you with unforgettable memories.

Meals on your own.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre (B; L; D) (110 Km – 2h30)
Car Sampan Cruise Tuk-Tuk -Xe Loi

Your day will start with an early departure from Ho Chi Minh City to Ben Tre at 8:30 am.

Upon arrival at Hàm Luông Pier in Ben Tre town at around 10:30 am, you will board a boat and take a leisurely ride on the Ben Tre river, which is one of the tributaries of the Mekong River. Along the way, you will see various lively activities such as fishing and water transfer.

You will also get a chance to witness the traditional brick-making process, which involves printing and baking, at a local brickwork site. After that, you will visit a coconut processing workshop located along the canal. Here, you will learn how coconut is used to make various products.

Next, you will take a walk to a family workshop where you can see how sleeping mats are made, and have a refreshing drink of fruit and tea. You can also opt to explore the surroundings on a motor cart (xe lôi) or bicycle, and enjoy the lush green rice fields and vegetable plains. This is an excellent opportunity to learn about tropical culture from local peasants.

Lunch will be served at Hai Hồ family's home, and to reach the pier, you will take a rowing boat.

Afterward, you will transfer by car to the homestay where you will check-in and have free time to relax and explore the village.

In the evening, you will join your family members for a cooking session, followed by dinner at the homestay at around 7:00 pm. This will be an excellent opportunity to experience the local lifestyle, savor traditional cuisine, and interact with the hospitable locals.

Overnight at homestay.

Day 11: Ben Tre - Ho Chi Minh City (B; L)

After having breakfast, you will take a cycling tour to explore the local market, where you can see various local products and interact with the friendly vendors. You will also visit a workshop where brooms are made, and get a chance to witness the traditional method of broom-making.

Next, you will visit a soy sauce making workshop, where you will learn how soy sauce is made and taste some of the delicious sauces. Additionally, you can also visit a local school to experience the local education system and interact with the students.

After the morning tour, lunch will be served at a local house, where you can savor some of the delicious local dishes.

In the afternoon, you will transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City and check-in at the hotel. This is an excellent opportunity to relax and reflect on your memorable experiences from the past few days. You can take this time to explore the bustling city and its vibrant culture.

Dinner is at your own expense.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap | By Plane (B)
Car Air plane

After enjoying your breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Once you arrive at the airport, your driver will pick you up and transfer you to your hotel in Siem Reap.

You can sit back, relax, and enjoy the scenic views during the transfer.

Upon arrival at the hotel, you can check-in and settle into your accommodations. This is an excellent opportunity to explore Siem Reap and immerse yourself in the local culture. You can visit the various temples, markets, and historical sites that the city has to offer.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Day 13: Visit Of Angkor Thom - Bayon Temple - Terrace Of The Elephants - Angkor Wat Temple (B; L)

In the morning, your private professional guide will take you to explore the "Great City" of Angkor Thom. This unforgettable experience includes a visit to the renowned Bayon Temple, the Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, the Baphuon Temple, as well as the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Enjoy a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before embarking on an afternoon visit to the most famous and magnificent temple of all, Angkor Wat.

This architectural masterpiece, constructed in the 12th century, covers an area of about 210 hectares and boasts numerous galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards, and ponds full of water. Admire the intricate low-reliefs depicting the Ramayana Story and day-to-day life during the time of Angkor's construction.

As the afternoon draws to a close, witness the breathtaking sunset over the temples and take in the spectacular views over Angkor Wat.

Enjoy a self-service dinner.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 14: Discovery Of Royal City Of Preah Khan - Neak Pean - Thommanon Temple - Ta Keo - Handicraft Center (B; L)

After a satisfying breakfast, embark on a temple-hopping adventure, visiting a selection of awe-inspiring sites. Begin with a trip to the Royal City of Preah Khan, where impressive sculptures and carvings await.

Next, head to the small circular island housing Neak Pean, followed by visits to Ta Som, East Mebon, and Preah Rup.

Relish a delicious lunch at a local restaurant before continuing your afternoon exploration. Discover the Thommanon temple, Ta Keo, one of Angkor's great mountain temples, and Ta Prohm, which boasts a fascinating jungle setting. Other noteworthy stops include Banteay Kdei, Srah Srang, a Royal bathing place, and Prasat Kravan with its unique brick sculptures.

Conclude your day with a visit to Les Chantiers Ecole, a handicraft center located in the heart of Siem Reap. Founded in 1992, this organization aims to revive the ancient Khmer art of stone and wood carving, as well as silk weaving, by providing young people with the opportunity to learn these crafts.

Savor a self-service dinner to cap off an unforgettable day.

Overnight at hotel in Siem Reap.

Day 15: Siem Reap - Departure (B)
Car Air plane

After enjoying a fulfilling breakfast, you have the remainder of the morning at your leisure before your scheduled transfer to the airport for your departure flight.

We sincerely hope that your visit to Siem Reap has been a joyous and memorable experience, filled with wonderful moments and treasured memories. May your journey back home be safe and comfortable.

Meals on your own.

End of Vietnam Cambodia itinerary 15 days !

  • What’s Inclusion

    • Accommodation in a double or twin room with daily breakfast
    • Overnight cruise on board a shared good-quality boat in Halong Bay (private boat upon request).
    • Private air-conditioned vehicle during all tours and transfers.
    • Night train (A/C soft sleeper - 4 persons/ cabin) to Sapa.
    • Express Bus return from Sapa - Hanoi.
    • English-speaking guide during all tours.
    • Entrance fees for all visits as mentioned in the itinerary
    • Water puppet show in Hanoi.
    • Lunch or dinner as specified in the itinerary
    • Local private sampan cruise in Ninh Binh, Mekong Delta.
    • Bicycle for all tour.
    • Water & cool towels
    • Government taxes & service charge.
  • What’s Excluded

    • International airfare and departure taxes
    • Drinks and meals not mentioned
    • Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone, drinks, tips… etc.
    • Personal travel insurance.
    • Vietnam Visa, Cambodia Visa (If you are not exempt from the visa).
  • Notes

    • Domestic flights: We quote separately and can book for you without fees.
    • Surcharged for Gala dinner on 24th and 31st December if any
    • Surcharged for Public holidays (30/4-1/5, Lunar New Year)
    • The timing of check-in and check-out at the hotels: Check-in at 14:00, check-out at 12:00. (Early check-in/
    • late check-out is upon your request).
    • A single supplement is required if you are traveling alone.
    • The triple room is possible upon your request.

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