Indochina, Panorama Vietnam Cambodia

(12 days / 11 nights)
Take an unforgettable adventure through Vietnam & Cambodia, two of the most colorful cultures in South East Asia.

Starting off in Vietnam, cruise through dramatic karst scenery on a boat tour of Halong Bay, step back into the world of the country’s last emperors in Hue, soak up the old-world charm of Hoi An and be awed by the endless energy of Ho Chi Minh City. In Cambodia, discover the country’s fascinating history and culture in Phnom Penh’s heaving streets and in the awe-inspiring temples of Angkor. This is a journey that draws you away from the crowds and into heart and soul of this captivating region, and its equally enchanting people.

  • Cyclo tour in Old Quarter in Hanoi
  • Full day excursion and cruise in Halong Bay
  • Excursion to Hoa Lu and to Thung Nang valley
  • Hanoi city tour
  • Visit to the Cham Museum, Golden Bridge, Fantasy park and Bana Hills in Danang (cable car)
  • Walking tour in Hoi An
  • Visit the Imperial Citadel, the Forbidden city, the Mausoleum of Emperor Minh Mang and cruise on the romantic Perfume River in
  • Excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels and afternoon city tour in Ho Chi Ming
  • Cruise to Mekong Delta (Cai Be – Vinh Long in Ho Chi Ming)
  • Angkor Wat tour in Siem Reap
  • City tour in Phnom Penh

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Arrival at the new international state-of-the-art airport of the city and immediately after the completion of the entry procedures in the country, we are transferred to our hotel. Hanoi is a unique capital. It may sound like a cliché, but nowhere in the world is there anyone like her. Built around the legendary Lake Hoan Kiem – where shortly after dawn the Vietnamese play badminton, practice tai chi or just enjoy a walk in the neighboring park – and with impressive architecture, with prominent French, Russian and Chinese influences, Hanoi successfully balances between tradition and modernism. Our first contact with the bustling city center will take place in the most traditional way. Bicycle-taxi ride in the old commercial area with thirty-six streets – each dedicated to a different business union – operating since the 11th century. Today hundreds of outdoor restaurants, atmospheric cafes, wandering bands and colorful night markets characterize the area, while the walk that will follow along the shore of the lake will help in our better orientation.
Meals included: None

Ha Long Bay, the “Jewel of Vietnam”, has been on the UNESCO World Heritage List since 1992 and on the Vietnam National Heritage List since 1962. Today’s excursion will reveal the rare beauty of mountain grooves of the northeastern mountains of Vietnam. Having an area of 1,553 Scattered over 1,600 limestone islets with dense vegetation, Ha Long Bay creates unique images and captivates visitors, causing awe at its spectacle. The geological formations are about 500 million years old and similar geological, morphological, climatic and cultural phenomena appear in the wider zone of the bay. The cruise with a traditional boat, among the massive formations, is a unique experience. Hundreds of green rocks, the result of millions of years of soil erosion, compose a dreamy landscape that gave birth to myths and legends, was almost deified by the local tribes and fully satisfies all the senses of the visitor. The tour of one of the enchanting caves with stalactites and stalagmites and the delicious meal with seafood and other Vietnamese traditional dishes, complete the experience of the day. Late afternoon return to Hanoi complete the experience of the day.
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast we will be transported to the ancient capital of Vietnam, Hoa Lu, which is also called “Ha Long Bay Land”. We will visit the two temples dedicated to Dinh and Le, which are located in an idyllic setting. Soon we will be transferred to Thung Nang, which is a pristine and untouched area. Thung Nang Valley is in the middle of the mountain rocks, which are covered with trees and with many hidden charms to be discovered. On the cruise that will follow we will admire the impressive rock formations, the picturesque mountains, the unique rivers – caves and we will see the local villagers fishing in this wild area. The serenity of the landscape with the rice fields, the high – imposing rocks and the sacred caves will simply seduce us. In the afternoon we will return to Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Hanoi was the capital of French Indochina and the administrative center. During World War II it was occupied by the ruthless Japanese, liberated in 1945 and became the headquarters of the Vietnam War fighting battalions. When the French left in 1954 they left behind a series of temples, government buildings, hotels and villas with European style and western architecture. It is a city with more than 1,000 years of history and is rightly considered the spiritual and cultural center of Vietnam. The tour is simply shocking. The magnificent white French colonial buildings charm with their elegance the house of Ho Chi Minh, leader of the new Vietnam, impresses with its austerity while its majestic mausoleum is a great example of the respect that the Vietnamese nurture in the face of the politician who changed the course of history. The Chinese-style Temple of Ngok Son and The Huc Bridge over the lake are the ultimate symbols of Hanoi, while the beautifully decorated 11th-century Temple of Literature and the elegant iconostasis of the One Pillar are the culmination of its strict Buddhist tradition, city. Our tour concludes at the very interesting Ethnological Museum, with rich exhibits that will introduce us to the daily life and rich tradition of the various minority tribes of North Vietnam. In the afternoon we will watch, in a specially designed theater, the only spectacle in the world of “Water Puppets”. Overnight at hotel in Hanoi.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we will meet the different face of central Vietnam. Transfer to the airport and flight to the modern city of Da Nang, the largest port in central Vietnam, on the shores of the China Sea, at the foot of the “Marble Mountains” and the country’s fourth largest urban core. Visit to the magnificent museum, with the famous findings of the Cham theocratic civilization, a late Hindu civilization that flourished in the area in the 7th century and then a stop at the famous “China Beach”, where the first American Marines landed during the bloody Vietnam War. At noon he will find us in the famous and picturesque Hoi An, one of the most beautiful images the country has to present. Afternoon tour of the intact old Portuguese harbor with arched bridges. Overnight at hotel in Hoi An.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today, through a beautiful route to the heights of the mountains of central Vietnam, and crossing some of Indochina’s longest tunnels, we continue on to the imperial city of Hue. It is located in the province of Thừa Thiên – Huế, is built along the Sông Hương River and under the Nguyen government was the official capital of the country. Despite all the devastation it suffered during the war, it is full of memories of that golden age of the dominance of the powerful dynasties of central Vietnam. During the turbulent period of the Dirty War, Hue belonged to South Vietnam. The city was hit hard when, in the so-called Battle of Hue in 1968, many of its buildings were destroyed by US forces. while Vietcong forces carried out mass killings of a large part of the population. Afternoon tour of the imposing “Acropolis”, in which the ruins of the mysterious Forbidden City have a prominent place, which, like the whole city, also suffered severe damage from the American bombers but today has been restored and of course retains its nobility.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

The tour of the historic Hue continues this morning, with a visit to the decoratively austere tombs of the emperors of the Ngyen Dynasty, just beyond the city limits, which impress with their size and unpretentious beauty, while the experience awaits us. A boat trip on the “River of Aromas” that ends with a disembarkation at the famous practicing Tien Moon Pagoda, the ultimate religious Buddhist symbol of Hue. In the afternoon we are transported to the airport for the flight to Sai Gon Martyrdom, now officially called Ho Chi Minh City, which has been transformed into a state-of-the-art metropolis of Western standards, drawing the chariot of Vietnam’s rapid economic growth. Transfer to the hotel and immediately after a walk to the old French colonial center.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

The rich morning tour of the proud and tragic city evokes sad memories of the gloomy days of the war, but is accompanied by images of unprecedented growth and progress that impress the traveler. The old presidential palace of South Vietnam and today the Museum of Reunification, the Museum of War but also the magnificent French historic center with main landmarks the City Hall, the Cathedral of Our Lady and of course the famous Post Office, work of Eiffel, Mr. in our tour. Finally, after passing through Cholon, the bustling Chinese Quarter of the city, we head to the tunnels of Cu Chi, known for the Vietnam War and a strong proof of ingenuity.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

Today we will get to know the Mekong Delta region. It is the southernmost part of Vietnam, includes 12 provinces, covers 40,000 with a population of 17 million inhabitants. The great “River of the Nine Dragons” offers in its vast delta incredible images to the traveler, with the women boatmen with the triangular hats, the floating markets and the narrow canals. We will start from the dock of Cai Bei, we will board our private boat and we will be transported to the homonymous floating market, thus having the opportunity to experience the uniqueness of the area, as the purchases and exchanges of products take place from boat to boat. Later we will visit a traditional village and see the way of life of the inhabitants, We will taste traditional sweets while we will close our acquaintance with the life-giving river by sailing with special boats the narrow canals that it forms just before its exit to the waters of the South Sea. In the afternoon we are transferred to the airport for the flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, while in the evening we will enjoy traditional flavors accompanied by music and religious dances Apsara of the legendary Khmer.
Meals included: Breakfast, Apsara Dance Dinner

The complex of temples of the Angkor Kingdom, which is the largest religious structure in the world, causes admiration and awe. It is located in the inhospitable jungle, a stone’s throw from the lively and noisy city of Siem Reap and began to be built during the reign of Suryawarman II in the 12th century, and was finalized during the reign of Jayawan. 7th. The famous buildings were originally built as Hindu religious monuments by the Khmer empire, then turned into Buddhist temples, until they declined and were abandoned. Our day begins with a visit to the archeological site of Angkor Tom. It is a unique experience, since the wonderful monuments left as a legacy for the next generations by the versatile Khmer, are the most majestic of the Asian continent. The South Gate, the magnificent Bayonne, the ruins of the former palace and of course the famous platforms of the Elephants and the Leper King give us a very satisfying taste of the grandeur of the Khmer architectural view. Then we visit the famous Tam Prom Temple, with huge tree trunks springing menacingly through the walls of the buildings of the former monastery-palace, which became famous from the Hollywood movies. We continue to the imposing temple complex of Angkor Wat, which was the main place of worship and at the same time the capital of the legendary kingdom of Angkor. It was a sacred place of many religions, both Hinduism and Buddhism. The temple is the symbol of Cambodia.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

In the morning we leave the historic Siem Reap and after a dusty journey, about an hour and passing colorful villages with wooden houses, on stilts, we approach the beautiful Lake Tonle Sap, which is considered the largest inland lake in Asia. The speedboat that will follow will give us the opportunity to observe floating straw settlements and to realize the difficult daily life of rural people, who live in makeshift huts on the water. We will make a stop at the local school and then, returning to Siem Reap, we will be informed about the famous School of Sculpture, which is flourishing in Cambodia. In the afternoon transfer to the airport and flight to the martyrdom capital of the country, Phnom Penh.
Meals included: Breakfast, Dinner

The acquaintance with the Cambodian capital is a pleasant surprise. An open-air city, right on the banks of the imposing Mekong, is characterized by well-designed roads, many green lungs and a variety of attractions. We start from Mrs. Penh Hill, from where the city got its name. There is the complex of Punj Buddhist temples while the view of the city is literally breathtaking. Next is a visit to the majestic Royal Palace with its visibly Thai influence and the famous Silver Pagoda, the tragic Genocide Museum housed in the famous former Tul Slang prison where the horrific crimes committed by the red and white walk on the newly formed promontory of the Mekong River. We will stop for a while at the monument of Independence and we will end with the very interesting National Museum. In the afternoon we are transferred to the airport for the flight back home.
Meals included: Breakfast

Prices p/p in Euros

Travel Period
Dbl share p/p Sgl suppl Hotels Type of travel
01/01/21 – 30/04/21 2.270 540 4* Private services
01/05/21 – 30/09/21 2.200 510
01/10/21 – 30/12/21 2.320 600
  • Special conditions may apply during Easter Week (from March 26 to April 3 2021). Please ask us.

Travel Period: Range of time price are valid. Should your desired trip dates cover 2 different travel periods, rates should be recalculated and proposed to you by mail.
Type of Travel: vforvacation offers two types of travel

a) Shared services which means “seat in coach” basis tours with multinational fellow travelers’ groups.
b) Private services which means that all arrangements and land services are on individual basis.

Single supplement: Cost of Single supplement is only valid on a basis of minimum 3 paying passengers travelling together.
For Solo travelers on private service tours, rates should be recalculated and proposed to you by mail.

  • Accommodation
    MK Premier hotel
    Halong bay: Pelican Cruise
    Hue: ldora hotel
    Hoi An: Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An resort & spa
    Ho Chi Minh: Eden Star Sai Gon hotel
    Siem Reap: Somadevi Angkor hotel
    Phnom Penh: Kravan hotel
  • Hotel accommodation based on twin rooms sharing with daily breakfast at hotel
  • Private transportation with A/C vehicle on tour
  • Entrance fees on tour
  • Private boat trip visiting on Halong Bay (04 hours), on Perfume river in Hue and on Mekong river visit floating market
  • Air tickets: Hanoi – Da Nang, Hue – Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap – Phnom Penh on economy class
  • 10 Meals included as indicated at local restaurant
  • English speaking tour guide
  • 02 mineral water per person per day tour
  • Visa entry Vietnam & Cambodia
  • International air ticket from your country to Hanoi and from Phnom Penh back to your country
  • Drinks & other meals
  • Personal expenses & travel insurance
  • Early check-in and late check-out
  • Tipping for tour guides and drivers
  • Other services not mentioned in the itinerary
  • In case of more travelers or groups pls request ad hoc and we’ll send you our proposal by mail.
  • For special groups and ad hoc programs pls request and we’ll send you our proposal by mail.

Only 2.200 / person

12 Days

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