The Best Vietnam Cambodia Tour with In-depth Trekking Experience

Take your time to get an in-depth exploration of both Vietnam and Cambodia in this 17-day journey, you will explore the best of Vietnam from north to south, including the hilly villages of the north Sapa, the ancient city of Hoi An on the eastern coast, and the famous Mekong Delta in the south. Then you'll travel north again into mysterious Cambodia, from the capital Phnom Penh deep into the dense forests of Siem Reap to Angkor Wat. If you have never been to Vietnam and Cambodia before, this itinerary will be your best bet to experience the best of all at once.
Travel Route: Hanoi - Sapa - Halong Bay - Hoi An - Hue - Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Day: 17
Best for: First-timers
Tour Type: Escorted private tour with personal tour guide and vehicle
Why Travel with Us
We Live in this Country:
The specialist who designs this trip have lived in this country for several years, in some cases, born here. Our first-hand knowledge will help you have an authentic experience, making the most of your vaction.
Worry-Free Planning:
We guarantee 100% deposite refund during the pandemic, and provide 24/7 emergency service during the trip.


Enjoy City Sightseeing Tours in the Major Cities

Visit the essentials in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Penh to get general ideas about Vietnam and Cambodia, the two graceful and atmospheric countries in Southeast Asia.

Explore Northern Vietnam Mountain Villages in Sapa

Trek through the rice terraces fields on the mountains to enjoy a different mountain view of north Vietnam as well as the unique ethnic culture of the local groups.

Step back in Time in Hoi An Old Town

Spend days in Hoi An Ancient Town to visit the exquisite architecture and experience the unique culture of the former international trading port of Vietnam, which is influenced by Chinese, Japanese, and European culture for centuries.

Trace back to the Glory of the Ancient Khmer Dynasty

Take a full-day trip to Angkor Wat to discover the mystery behind the ancient stone faces.

Halong Bay
Thang Long Imperial Citadel
Banteay Kdei

Tour Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi Arrival
Welcome to Vietnam!
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Hanoi Noi Bai International Airport and take you to your hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Hanoi to Sapa
Today you need to get up early to take a 5-hour driving from Hanoi to Sapa. You can enjoy the beautiful views of northwest mountains.
Arriving in Sapa at noon, you will check in at the hotel and take a rest or explore the surroundings at your leisure.
Stay overnight in Sapa.
Day 3: Sapa Day Tour
Today you will enjoy a full-day excursion to the north villages. First, you will visit Muong Hoa Valley. Form the top you can have a panorama view of the hilltop town. And then you will take a little trek through the terrace rice fields to get to a small village of Y Linh Ho hamlet, where the Black Hmong people live.
After visiting Y Linh Ho village, you will trek along the river to get to Lao Chai Village, where you can visit some local families to closely experience the local life style.
In the afternoon, you will move on the Ta Van Village to experience the local culture that is different from the other hill tribes.
After the tour, you will get back to Sapa Town.
Stay overnight in Sapa.
The Terrace rice fields in Sapa.
Day 4: Sapa to Hanoi
In the morning, you will trek to Cat Cat Village at the foot of Fansipan Mountain. It is a small but bustling village where H’mong people live. You can visit local families and see how clothing being made in their traditional way.
Then, you will trek to Sin Chai to see traditional wooden houses built suring the indigenous Pumu tree.
After the tour, you will take a drive back to Hanoi.
Stay overnight in Hanoi.
Leisurely trek in Sapa.
Day 5: Hanoi to Halong Bay
After breakfast, you will transfer to Halong Bay, the spectacular World Heritage-listed site. You will board a traditional wooden junk boat and explore the jade waters studded with karst islands.
After lunch onboard, you will visit Trinh Nu Cave to see the stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Then, you can go to swim or kayak as you like in the free time.
Stay overnight on a cruise in Halong Bay.
The stunning array of stalactites and stalagmites.
Day 6: Halong Bay to Hoi An via Da Nang
In the morning, you can join a T’ai Chi class on the deck of the Junk boat. The time before we leave for the airport is your free time.
Then, you will transfer to Hanoi airport for your flight to Da Nang. Our local guide will pick you up at Da Nang airport and drive you to Hoi An in about 1 hour.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Join in a T’ai Chi class on the deck.
Day 7: Hoi An
Today you will enjoy a full-day tour in Hoi An, the most atmospheric town in Vietnam. Strolling through the old town, you can get a close look at traditional Chinese, Japanese, and local Vietnamese architectures, experience the colorful local markets, and visit ancient temples.
You will visit the Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Hall, 200-year-old Tam Ky House, former merchants’ homes, and the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge. Also, you can visit the colorful local markets to experience the local’s life.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Hoi An is the most atmospheric town in Vietnam.
Day 8: Hoi An
Today you will enjoy a free time in this delightful old town. You can take a bike tour to the gorgeous surrounding countryside, or take up a cooking class in the town.
Insider Tips:
For more full-day or half-day tour in Hoi An, you can ask your travel consultant in advance.
Stay overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9: Hoi An to Hue via Da Nang
After breakfast, you will visit My Son Holy Land, where a large complex of religious relics is. You will explore the ruins of ancient temples and towers of the Champa Kingdom between the 4th and 12th centuries.
Then, you will continue your journey to Hue via the Mandarin Road. You can enjoy the beautiful views over the South China Sea outside of Hue by passing through the Hai Van Pass.
Stay overnight in Hue.
Hai Van Pass, the most wonderful pass in Vietnam.
Day 10: Hue
Today’s tour starts with a cyclo tour to the Thang Long Imperial Citadel, a former home to Nguyen emperors that lists as UNESCO heritage site in 2010.
Then, you will visit Thien Mu Pagoda, the best-preserved religious monument in Hue.
The afternoon is free for you to explore the ancient town on your own.
Stay overnight in Hue.
Thang Long Imperial Citadel, an UNESCO heritage site.
Day 11: Hue to Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, you will get to take a morning flight from Hue to Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon.
Upon arrival, your local guide will meet you at the airport and send you to your hotel to check in and leave your luggage.
Then, you will head to Dong Khoi Area to explore the highlights of Ho Chi Minh City. You will walk to the Opera House and the former Hotel de Ville, visit the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, and wander up to the War Remnants Museum to gain a glimpse of the war.
Your last sight for today is the Ben Thanh Market, where you can deeply feel the lifestyle of the old Saigon.
Stay overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Notre Dame Cathedral is the top famous attractions in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City to Phone Penh
In the morning, you will go to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, from which you can delve into Vietnam’s turbulent history from the previous century. You will see how the tunnel network works and get to walk into the underground tunnels yourself and feel the wartime atmosphere.
After the tour, you will get to the airport and take a flight to Phone Penh, the capital of Cambodia.
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Phnom Penh International Airport and take you to your hotel.
The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Cu Chi Tunnel is one of the popular attractions in Vietnam.
Day 13: Phnom Penh
Today’s tour starts with a visit to the Silver Pagoda, which is decorated with about 5,000 silver tiles on the floor. Then, you will visit the Royal Palace, where the Khmer Royal family lives.
The next trip to the National Museum will give you a detailed look at the history of Cambodia and a deeper understanding of the mysterious Khmer Culture.
Today will end with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum (S-21 Prison) and Choeung Ek (Killing Fields), where you will learn about the atrocities of the Khmer Rouge and the dark history and devastation that occurred at the Security Prison.
Stay overnight in Phnom Penh.
Silver Pagoda and Royal Palace
Day 14: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
After breakfast, you will take a long drive from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. The whole journey takes about 7.5 to 8 hours.
En route, you will visit the ruined temples in Sambor Prei Kuk in Kompong Thom town and the Naga Bridge.
After arriving in Siem Reap in the afternoon, your guide will take you to the hotel. The rest of the day is for you to take a good rest or have a leisure walk around to have a glimpse of the city.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Naga bridge is an ancient stone bridge.
Day 15: Siem Reap
Today, you will enjoy a full-day trip to Angkor Wat, the will of the Khmer Empire that once ruled much of Southeast Asia.
Your morning will begin with a tour of Ta Prohm, a site wrapped in giant silk-cotton trees and strangler figs through which you'll feel like you're in a Tomb Raider setting.
Then you will come to Banteay Kdei, a smaller version of Ta Prohm. You will go through the Victory Gate, Terrace of the Leper King, Royal Palace, Baphuon Temple, and Bayon Temple. Weaving and climbing through winding tunnels and secret chambers, you can experience the mystery of the land up close.
After lunch, you'll have the whole afternoon to explore Angkor Wat, peering through the intricate and ancient stone carvings to see how it once flourished.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Banteay Kdei is a Buddhist temple in Angkor, Cambodia.
Day 16: Siem Reap
After breakfast, you will first visit Banteay Srei. This temple, built in 976 AD and carved out of red sandstone, is one of the three sacred temples in Cambodia and is dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva.
In the afternoon, you will visit Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. You will enjoy the beautiful lake view and mangrove forests on a boat trip. Then, you will visit Kampong Phluk village on the lake to discover the life of the local people who live on the water.
Stay overnight in Siem Reap.
Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia.
Day 17: Siem Reap Departure
Say goodbye to Cambodia!
You are free to arrange your time before taking the scheduled transfer to the airport.
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Service Included

Private English-speaking tour guide
Local transfers mentioned in the itinerary
All entrance ticket fees for sightseeings listed in the itinerary
Meals as specified in the itinerary
Hotel accommodation
Governmental taxes

Service Excluded

International flight to Hanoi and flight from Siem Reap
Vietnam visa and Cambodia visa
Lunches and dinners as not listed in the itinerary
Tips and gratitude to the guide and driver
Personal expenses, like laundry, phone call, snacks, soft drinks, etc.

Vietnam and Cambodia Travel Restriction

In an effort to restart tourism and help the local economy recover, both Vietnam and Cambodia have lowered COVID-19 travel restrictions. For traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia, you do not need to do any pre-trip testing.

However, before entering Vietnam you will need to purchase travel insurance with COVID-19 full coverage and download and use the “PC-Covid Viet Nam” Mobile app in order to enter the country.

And before entering Cambodia, you need to provide the vaccination certificates. If this is not available, you will need to take a COVID-19 rapid antigen test upon arrival in Cambodia.

We are well aware of the need for safety in traveling abroad in the post-pandemic era. We will provide you with one-to-one travel consultant service throughout the whole process to assist you in completing the visa application and proof of vaccination required by the destination quickly and safely. Professional local guides, drivers, and other services will escort your trip.

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