AARP Member Benefits
AARP Members Save on select departures

Vietnam and Cambodia Uncovered

18 Day Tour to Hanoi & Phnom Penh

18 Days
2 Countries

Vietnam, Cambodia

10 Cities

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Danang, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat, Phnom Penh

24 Meals

3 Dinners, 16 Breakfasts, 3 Lunchs, 1 Be My Guest, 1 Farewell Dinner

Active

Faster paced with mix of 1 and 2-night stays in each destination. Requires walking to participate in top sites.

Average group size average 40-45
Tour brand Trafalgar

Trafalgar

If you like hassle free travel with everything handled for you – looking to meet great people, eat great food, enjoy great sightseeing, and have immersive experiences, Trafalgar is for you.  From the iconic not-to-be-missed to one-of-a-kind local experiences, including Be-my-Guest dining and stays with stories, you’ll connect deeper to your destination, and every tour has at least one MAKE TRAVEL MATTER immersive impact experience included advancing one or more of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), offering you the chance to take a deep dive into culture and community. As the world’s leading tour company and trusted by more than 5 million guests, Trafalgar tours are simply the best value for your vacation dollar.

View all Trafalgar Tours

Journey from the beauty of Halong Bay to a spine-tingling encounter with the abandoned capital of Angkor Thom, left to ruin in the depths of the dense Cambodian jungle and on to Phnom Penh - a city that has emerged from the past to recapture its reputation as the ‘Pearl of Asia’.

Reviews
0
Average group size
average 40-45
Tour brand
Trafalgar
Globe

Flexible booking 30-day deposit refund guarantee + no change fees See flexible booking terms >

Best Value Why touring is the easiest way to travel Learn more >

Current Entry Requirements Check your destination View Entry Guide >

Day-by-day itinerary

Day 1

Welcome to Hanoi

Relish the warm embrace of Vietnam and her welcoming people, who will touch you with their humility and entrepreneurial spirit throughout your journey across this intoxicating land. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travelers for a Welcome Dinner at a local restaurant

Turtle Tower in Hanoi, Vietnam
Accommodation Meliá Hanoi
Included Meals Dinner

Day 2

A Day to Discover Hanoi

This morning is dedicated to the revolutionary leader who fanned the flames of Vietnam’s independence. We begin our day with a visit to the final resting place of “Uncle Ho”, the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A short walk from here, we’ll find Ho Chi Minh's house on stilts, where we’ll Dive Into Culture exploring the grounds surrounding the humble abode of Vietnam’s most famous son. We’ll continue to the Temple of Literature, the first university for the sons of Mandarins, to gain insights into Hanoian culture. We’ll embark on a cyclo tour, weaving through the lively Old Quarter past colorful shopfronts and street food vendors. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure or consider joining one of our recommended Optional Experiences to watch a show that uses the ancient art of water puppetry to story-tell the daily lives of Vietnamese people.

Red Sunbeam Huc Bridge in Hanoi, Vietnam
Accommodation Meliá Hanoi
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House in Hanoi
Ho Chi Minh House Visit

Visit Ho Chi Minh's house in Hanoi.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Khue Van Pavilion, Temple of Literature in Hanoi, Vietnam
Hanoi City Tour

On a sightseeing tour of the city of Hanoi, see the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience City Tour Hanoi, Vietnam
Cyclo Tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter

Travel past the colorful shopfronts and street food vendors of Hanoi's Old Quarter on a cyclo tour.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Afternoon foodie tour in Hanoi, Vietnam
Afternoon Foodie Tour

Eating on the street is a very typical activity for Hanoians and makes up an important part of the city’s unique culture. Take a leisurely walk wit...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Watch a Water Puppet Show in Hanoi, Vietnam
Water Puppet Show

Enjoy a traditional evening Water Puppet performance in a local theater. This northern Vietnamese art form beautifully illustrates scenes of rural ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Enjoy a Hang Trong painting experience in Hanoi, Vietnam
Hang Trong Painting Experience

Named after one of Hanoi’s specialized streets, Hang Trong paintings belong to one of Vietnam’s dying arts. These festive and vividly eye-catching ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Secrets of Sticky Rice

In the traditional culture of Vietnamese people, the process of making traditional sticky rice cake ‘Banh Chung’ is the opportunity for the family ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Silk Grafting at Van Phuc Silk Village

Step into a world of art, culture, and meaningful impact with Vụn Art's extraordinary tour. Get ready for a captivating journey to the enchanting V...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 3

Set Sail for Halong Bay

We leave the busy streets of Hanoi behind, bound for the serenity of Halong Bay where we’ll board a traditional-style Vietnamese Junk boat. The limestone karsts and tropical islets rising up from the emerald waters provide an ethereal backdrop for our leisurely cruise. Once welcomed aboard, enjoy lunch whilst cruising one of the New Seven Natural Wonders. Visit Trung Trang cave on Cat Ba Island, the cave is 300m long through the mountains, possessing a mysterious beauty due to the geological tectonics in million years along with many historical vestiges and stalactites. Followed, weather permitting, by a stop at the quiet Tra Bau beach in Lan Ha Bay with its smooth white sand. You may choose to relax or take a nice swim in the green, emerald waters. We return to our Junk boat for a cooking class with the chef and enjoy a mesmerizing sunset on the top deck before dinner and a peaceful overnight stay in this UNESCO-listed natural wonder.

Visit Sung Sot Cave in Halong Bay, Vietnam
Accommodation Orchid Cruise
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Trafalgar Difference Stay on traditional Vietnamese Junk boat in Halong Bay
Stays with Stories

Stay on a traditional style Vietnamese Junk boat for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay.

Included in Trip

Trafalgar Difference

Day 4

Onwards to Danang and Hoi An

It is a perfect time to refresh and indulge yourself in the peaceful beauty of the bay with a Tai Chi session. After breakfast discover the hidden charm of  the Ao Ech area by kayak. There will be time to relax on the sundeck and take in the last views of the bays landscape, whilst cruising back to the Wharf before your drive to Hanoi Airport to catch your flight to Danang. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Hoi An where you have the evening at leisure.

Women in Boat, Hoi An, Vietnam
Accommodation Hotel Royal Hoi An
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Enjoy T'ai Chi Lesson in Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
T'ai Chi on Ha Long Bay

Start your day on beautiful Ha Long Bay with a yoga class lead by a Local Specialist. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 5

Uncover Historic Hoi An

Dive Into Culture this morning, embarking on a walking tour around the ancient town of Hoi An. Embrace its charm of yesteryear – the narrow lanes, colorful marketplaces and ancient temples providing insights into the Vietnam of old. See the old merchant houses and 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, before visiting Thanh Dong Organic Village where you’ll spend some time helping local farmers and learning about their daily working routines. Kick back and enjoy a relaxing foot massage that will set the pace for the rest of the day and evening at leisure.

Pagoda Bridge in Hoi An, Vietnam
Accommodation Hotel Royal Hoi An
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Visit the colourful market of Hoi An, Vietnam
Hoi An Market Visit

Visit the colorful market of Hoi An.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Farmer in rice field, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Visit Thanh Dong Organic Village

Learn about the daily work routines of local farmers at Thanh Dong Organic Village. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit My Sons Temples in Quang Nam, Vietnam
My Son Temples

My Son is one of the foremost Hindu temple sites in South East Asia. For the Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the 2nd to the 13th ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 6

Local Life in Hoi An

Enjoy some free time this morning to explore Hoi An further or simply relax at your hotel. Your choice of activities this afternoon could see you learn how to craft your own colorful lantern or gain insights into life as a local fisherman (subject to weather conditions). Create a work of art to bring your home luck and happiness, or cast your net wide for the catch of the day – the choice is yours.

Rickshaw in Hoi An, Vietnam
Accommodation Hotel Royal Hoi An
Included Meals Breakfast
Dive Into Culture Lantern making or fishing life tour in Hoi An, Vietnam
Lantern Making or Fishing Tour in Hoi An

Join a Lantern Making Workshop or a Fishing Life Tour to learn about the lives of the local fishermen and have a go at casting your own fishing net.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Day 7

Head to Hue via Red Beach

The healthy flavors of Vietnamese cuisine take center stage as we travel by boat to the Red Bridge Cooking School to learn about the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. We’ll have an opportunity to savor the dishes we’ve prepared for lunch before returning to Hoi An. This afternoon, our journey takes us over Hai Van Pass en route to Red Beach, where the American Marines first landed in Vietnam during the decades-long war. Arrive in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, for our overnight stay.

Woman eating food in Hoi An, Vietnam
Accommodation Imperial Hotel Hue
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Iconic Experience Food, Pho Soup in Hoi An, Vietnam
Red Bridge Cooking Class

Travel by boat to the Red Bridge Cooking School to learn about the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 8

See the Sights of Hue

We’ll navigate the busy streets of Hue on the back of a cyclo en route to the UNESCO-listed Imperial Citadel, once home to Nguyen emperors. From here, we drive to Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's best-preserved religious monument. Boarding a local dragon boat next, we cruise along the Perfume River to the house of the former Princess Ngoc Son where we’ll Connect With Locals and meet a family member for a Be My Guest lunch to gain a glimpse of their life in this historic house. The afternoon is ours to enjoy at leisure or consider joining one of our Optional Experiences.

Thien Mu Pagoda in Hue, Vietnam
Accommodation Imperial Hotel Hue
Included Meals Breakfast, Be My Guest
Be My Guest Lunch at garden houses of Hue with a local family
Meet a Local Family for Lunch in Hue

Enjoy lunch at one of the great remaining garden houses of Hue where you will gain insight into the lives of a local family and admire their fascin...

See More
Included in Trip

Be My Guest

Iconic Experience Dragon Boat in Hue, Vietnam
Hue City Tour by Bike and Boat

See Hue by land and water today. Enjoy a cyclo tour past the Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda before boarding a local dragon boat. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences
Sunset on Tam Giang Lagoon

Embark on a charming journey towards Thuan An beach. Begin with a visit to the Uncle Ho memorial area in Duong No village, where cherished memories...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences
Enamel Art Tour

Enamel (phap lam) plays a huge part in Vietnamese history, particularly in Hue where enamelware was used for imperial structures and royal families...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 9

Journey to Ho Chi Minh City

A short flight this morning brings you to Ho Chi Minh City, where you’ll enjoy a the iconic sights of Ho Chi Minh revealed on a walking tour of Dong Khoi Street. See the Opera House and the former Hotel de Ville. Then, wander up to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, designed by the renowned Gustave Eiffel. Continue to the War Remnants Museum where you’ll have a vivid glimpse of the war through the eyes of the locals. Your final stop is Ben Thanh market, one of the earliest surviving structures in old Saigon.

Finish with dinner at KOTO restaurant. Your MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience visit supports those affected by poverty to provide opportunities and a vocational education in the hospitality sector.

Notre Dame Cathedral in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Accommodation Sofitel Saigon Plaza Ho Chi Minh City
Included Meals Breakfast, Dinner
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Food, Pho Soup in Hoi An, Vietnam
Support the Community at KOTO Restaurant

Have dinner at KOTO restaurant, which supports those affected by poverty to provide opportunities and a vocational education in the hospitality sector.

Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Iconic Experience Saigon Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour

Enjoy the sights of the French colonial-era buildings and even a former CIA residential block as you partake in a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 10

Meander Along the Mekong Delta

The mighty Mekong beckons today, as we take a day trip to Cai Be town, in the heart of the Mekong Delta. We’ll transfer to a charming traditional boat and where we cruise and explore the bustling riverbanks. Visit a beautifully preserved ancient house dating back to the 19th century that has been passed down through many generations of the family. Enjoy a leisurely sampan ride through the narrow canals. topping for a home hosted lunch of delicious Mekong Delta specialties. Before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for an evening at leisure.

Woman on rowing boat in Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Accommodation Sofitel Saigon Plaza Ho Chi Minh City
Included Meals Breakfast, Lunch
Iconic Experience Boat on Mekong Delta, Vietnam
Visit My Tho

Cruise along the canals of My Tho in a small sampan boat during your visit to this market town.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Rice Paper making Mekong Delta
Visit a Local Family in My Tho

After a stroll through the streets of My Tho, meet a local family in their home. Hear stories from your Local Specialist about surviving the Khmer ...

See More
Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 11

Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels

We’ll delve into Vietnam’s turbulent history from the previous century with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels built to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. We’ll explore the underground compounds with a VC veteran and gain an understanding of the history of the tunnels, which once served as living quarters and housed hospitals, food and weapons caches. Returning to Ho Chi Minh City by private speedboat, we’ll enjoy some free time this afternoon. Later, we’ll Dive Into Culture during a visit to the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s, Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge, followed by a Farewell Dinner to say goodbye to your Vietnam Travel Director and those guests not continuing on to Cambodia.

Light in Cu Chi Tunnels, Vietnam
Accommodation Sofitel Saigon Plaza Ho Chi Minh City
Included Meals Breakfast, Farewell Dinner
Dive Into Culture Visit the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam
Visit the Home of the Former American Ambassador

Visit the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s.

Included in Trip

Dive Into Culture

Iconic Experience Cu Chi Tunnels Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

Gain insight into a difficult period of Vietnam's history as you join a Vet Cong veteran for a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels, developped to protect V...

See More
Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 12

Continue to Cambodia

Transfer to the airport for the short international flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. On arrival you will meet your local Cambodian Travel Director, the rest of the day is at leisure.

Saigon Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Accommodation Tara Angkor
Included Meals Breakfast

Day 13

Amazing Angkor Wat

Today, we venture deep into the Cambodian jungle, through a pyramid-shaped gateway into an ancient world. Serene stone faces watch over us as we cross the causeway suspended over a moat into the spiritual heart of the ancient lost city of Angkor. A Local Specialist and renowned Khmer scholar brings to life the stories behind the intricate carvings and murals of celestial nymphs and mythical serpents along the abandoned hallways of Angkor Wat. Our next stop are the terracotta-hued walls of Banteay Srei Temple – the “Citadel of Women” dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. We’ll have time to admire the 10th century carvings of women, said to have been too delicate to have been carved by a man, hence its name.

We’ll return to Siem Reap for some free time and this afternoon embark on a guided walking tour of the Old Town. We'll witness the revival of Khmer arts and crafts and help support the lives of rural youths during our visit to Artisans d'Angkor, a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience. 

Later we’ll visit Wat Damnak and participate in a private blessing ceremony during which a sacred thread will be tied around our wrists to protect against evil spirits. Our final stop today is to the labyrinthine Old Market, where the locals spend their early mornings shopping for fresh fruit, vegetables and spices. Wander past the busy stalls and smell freshly baked baguettes, a remnant of the country's French heritage.

Flowers on a Lake in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Accommodation Tara Angkor
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Monk at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Visit Angkor Wat

Join your Local Specialist and immerse yourself in the stories of the celestial nymphs and mystical serpents. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience  Angkor Archaeological Park, Cambodia
Visit Banteay Srei Temple

Discover the Banteay Srei Temple, also known as the "Citadel of Women" where you can admire delicate 10th-century carvings.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Private blessing ceremony
Private Monk Blessing at Wat Damnak

Experience a private blessing with a Monk where a sacred thread is tied around your wrists to protect you against evil spirits.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Enjoy a sunset boat cruise in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Sunset Boat Cruise

Depart from your hotel and transfer to Chong Kneas, a trading port of agricultural products on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. Board a traditional and ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 14

Temples of Angkor

Our intimate encounter with a lost empire continues today, as we uncover other iconic sites of the ancient abandoned city of Angkor that have been devoured by the Cambodian jungle. We explore its ancient ruins in the company of saffron-clad monks and monkeys that clamber up and over the roots of centuries-old trees that have carved their way deep into the Great City's walls. Our first stop today is a visit to the fortified Angkor Thom, where we’ll see such iconic sites as the Terrace of Elephants, the Royal Enclosure and the Temple of Bayon with its giant smiling faces of Buddha. We venture underneath the dense tree canopy to the crumbling, moss-covered ruins of the Buddhist temple of Ta Prohm, which featured as the location for the film ‘Tomb Raider', exploring its towers courtyards and corridors to uncover the intricate stone reliefs that are shielded by the surrounding foliage. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine or our MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® lunch experience at SPOONS Café.

Monk at Angkor Wat, Cambodia
Accommodation Tara Angkor
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Visit Angkor Thom and the Temple of Bayan in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Visit Angkor Thom

Enjoy a visit to Angor Thom and admire the iconic sites of the Terrace of Elephants, the Royal Enclosure and the Temple of Bayon.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Optional Experiences Visit local market with a khmer cooking class in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Khmer Cooking Class

Take a short walk through the local market with the Chef and discover the exotic looking fruits, vegetables and spices. Learn about local cooking p...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Optional Experiences Visit to SPOONS Café and Restaurant experience the best of what Siem Reap has to offer with sustainability at the heart of everything they do.
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Lunch at SPOONS

A visit to SPOONS Café and Restaurant allows you to take part in the life-changing opportunity that the organization provides to students via train...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 15

Visit Krabei Riel Village

We begin the day in the company of local Khmer villagers with a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience walk through the village to see how they spend their day-to-day lives. We’ll Dive Into Culture, gaining insights into their time-honored craft traditions, such as weaving Cambodia's national hats made from palm leaves, or folding Lotus flowers into delicate works of art. After the rest of the day at leisure, this evening to say farewell to those not continuing on to Phnom Penh tomorrow, we’ll join our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Farewell Dinner with Apsara dance show.

Khmer Dancers in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Accommodation Tara Angkor
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Traditional Skills and Palm leaf weaving MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience in Krabei Riel Village, Cambodia
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® - Experience Traditional Skills of Cambodia

Experience some truly local traditional crafts such as palm leaf weaving. As a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, your visit directly benefits village...

See More
Included in Trip

MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®

Optional Experiences Enjoy lunch at the Marum restaurant in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Lunch at Marum

Make a difference to the local community while you enjoy lunch at Marum, one of Cambodia’s most well-known hospitality training restaurants. Workin...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 16

Travel to Phnom Penh

This morning we fly to Phnom Penh. Once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’, it is one of the loveliest French-built cities in Indochina. Later we'll embark on a cyclo tour - A Dive Into Culture, exploring the city which boasts a rich blend of Khmer and French colonial architecture. We’ll discover the history and catch glimpses of churches and Chinese temples hidden down narrow alleyways.

Temple of Emerald Buddha, Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Accommodation La Rose Suites Phnom Penh
Included Meals Breakfast
Optional Experiences Enjoy lunch at the Marum restaurant in Siem Reap, Cambodia
Lunch at Marum

Make a difference to the local community while you enjoy lunch at Marum, one of Cambodia’s most well-known hospitality training restaurants. Workin...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Optional Experiences

Day 17

Delve into Cambodia's History

Indulge in the exotic flavors of Phnom Penh this morning, joining a Local Specialist for an in-depth city tour. Our first stop is Wat Phnom temple where we’ll delve into the legend of Lady Penh who discovered the four statues of Buddha deposited on this tree-covered hill. We’ll continue to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before visiting the National Museum showcasing centuries-old Khmer art and sculptures. Delving deep into the turbulent, terrifying history of the Khmer Rouge years, we’ll travel along a dusty road to the outskirts of the city to visit the former school turned interrogation and execution center of Tuol Sleng. The history of that time is depicted in the thousands of S-21 portraits of victims that are on display at the Museum of Genocide, Finally, take time to reflect on the past with a visit to the Choeung Ek Killing Fields, where a large memorial was built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died under the reign of the Khmer Rouge. The evening is free to explore the boutiques in Street 240 area or the many restaurants, cafes, shops along the bustling riverside area.

Wat Phnom Temple in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Accommodation La Rose Suites Phnom Penh
Included Meals Breakfast
Iconic Experience Monk outside The Royal Palace in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phnom Penh City Tour

Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh's famous landmarks, including a visit to the National Museum. 

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Iconic Experience Visit Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Visit the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

Visit the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, a memorial dedicated to the victims who died under the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Included in Trip

Iconic Experience

Day 18

Farewell Phnom Penh

Airport shuttles have been arranged to depart the hotel at 06:30 and 15:00 for your onward flight on the last day of the tour only.

Please speak to your Trafalgar representative for further information. 

Tuk Tuk in Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Included Meals Breakfast

Select your date

Tour Start {{ getFormattedDate(departure.departureDate) }}
Tour End {{ getFormattedDate(departure.returnDate) }}
Definite Departure
Twin Room
{{departure.leadPrice}} per person
{{departure.fullPrice}} Save {{departure.highestDiscountAmount}}
{{departure.dealsLabel}} {{departure.epdDueDate}} {{departure.advertisementMessage}}
{{departure.dealsLabel}} {{departure.epdDueDate}} {{departure.advertisementMessage}}

Special Departure

Special Departure

Included Highlights

Top rated highlights

Learn more about the landmarks, history and culture that makes your destination special.

Dive Into Culture
Ho Chi Minh House Visit

Visit Ho Chi Minh's house in Hanoi.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Hanoi City Tour

On a sightseeing tour of the city of Hanoi, see the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Temple of Literature.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Cyclo Tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter

Travel past the colorful shopfronts and street food vendors of Hanoi's Old Quarter on a cyclo tour.

Included in Trip
Trafalgar Difference
Stays with Stories

Stay on a traditional style Vietnamese Junk boat for an overnight cruise in Halong Bay.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
T'ai Chi on Ha Long Bay

Start your day on beautiful Ha Long Bay with a yoga class lead by a Local Specialist. 

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Hoi An Market Visit

Visit the colorful market of Hoi An.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Thanh Dong Organic Village

Learn about the daily work routines of local farmers at Thanh Dong Organic Village. 

Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Lantern Making or Fishing Tour in Hoi An

Join a Lantern Making Workshop or a Fishing Life Tour to learn about the lives of the local fishermen and have a go at casting your own fishing net.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Red Bridge Cooking Class

Travel by boat to the Red Bridge Cooking School to learn about the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food.

Included in Trip
Be My Guest
Meet a Local Family for Lunch in Hue

Enjoy lunch at one of the great remaining garden houses of Hue where you will gain insight into the lives of a local family and admire their fascin...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Hue City Tour by Bike and Boat

See Hue by land and water today. Enjoy a cyclo tour past the Imperial Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda before boarding a local dragon boat. 

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
Support the Community at KOTO Restaurant

Have dinner at KOTO restaurant, which supports those affected by poverty to provide opportunities and a vocational education in the hospitality sector.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Ho Chi Minh City Walking Tour

Enjoy the sights of the French colonial-era buildings and even a former CIA residential block as you partake in a walking tour of Ho Chi Minh City.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit My Tho

Cruise along the canals of My Tho in a small sampan boat during your visit to this market town.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit a Local Family in My Tho

After a stroll through the streets of My Tho, meet a local family in their home. Hear stories from your Local Specialist about surviving the Khmer ...

See More
Included in Trip
Dive Into Culture
Visit the Home of the Former American Ambassador

Visit the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Cu Chi Tunnels

Gain insight into a difficult period of Vietnam's history as you join a Vet Cong veteran for a visit to the Cu Chi tunnels, developped to protect V...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Angkor Wat

Join your Local Specialist and immerse yourself in the stories of the celestial nymphs and mystical serpents. 

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Banteay Srei Temple

Discover the Banteay Srei Temple, also known as the "Citadel of Women" where you can admire delicate 10th-century carvings.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Private Monk Blessing at Wat Damnak

Experience a private blessing with a Monk where a sacred thread is tied around your wrists to protect you against evil spirits.

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit Angkor Thom

Enjoy a visit to Angor Thom and admire the iconic sites of the Terrace of Elephants, the Royal Enclosure and the Temple of Bayon.

Included in Trip
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER®
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® - Experience Traditional Skills of Cambodia

Experience some truly local traditional crafts such as palm leaf weaving. As a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience, your visit directly benefits village...

See More
Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Phnom Penh City Tour

Join your Local Specialist for a sightseeing tour of Phnom Penh's famous landmarks, including a visit to the National Museum. 

Included in Trip
Iconic Experience
Visit the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center

Visit the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center, a memorial dedicated to the victims who died under the reign of the Khmer Rouge.

Included in Trip

About this trip

An expert Travel Director and professional Driver
Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
All porterage and restaurant gratuities
All hotel tips, charges and local taxes
Breakfast daily and up to half of your evening meals
Must-see sightseeing and surprise extras
Audio headsets for flexible sightseeing
Luxury air-conditioned coach with Wi-Fi in most countries or alternative transportation (such as rail journeys)
Optional Experiences and free time
On occasion, hotels of similar standard and location may be utilized.
Flights from Hanoi to Danang, Hue to Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, and Siem Reap to Phnom Penh.

What to expect

Explore Hanoi, Hoi An, Hue, Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh
Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the Temple of Literature in Hanoi, the Imperial Citadel in Hue, the War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City, the Cu Chi Tunnels, Siem Reap Old Town, the temples of Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, Wat Damnak and Ta Prohm, Wat Phnom, the Royal Palace and the Cheung Ek Killing Fields in Phnom Penh
View Ho Chi Minh's House in Hanoi and the Opera House, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office in Ho Chi Minh City

Optional Experiences

Sign up on tour for additional experiences that have been curated by your Travel Director from their own in-depth local knowledge.

Optional Experience
Afternoon Foodie Tour

Eating on the street is a very typical activity for Hanoians and makes up an important part of the city’s unique culture. Take a leisurely walk wit...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Water Puppet Show

Enjoy a traditional evening Water Puppet performance in a local theater. This northern Vietnamese art form beautifully illustrates scenes of rural ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Hang Trong Painting Experience

Named after one of Hanoi’s specialized streets, Hang Trong paintings belong to one of Vietnam’s dying arts. These festive and vividly eye-catching ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Secrets of Sticky Rice

In the traditional culture of Vietnamese people, the process of making traditional sticky rice cake ‘Banh Chung’ is the opportunity for the family ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Silk Grafting at Van Phuc Silk Village

Step into a world of art, culture, and meaningful impact with Vụn Art's extraordinary tour. Get ready for a captivating journey to the enchanting V...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
My Son Temples

My Son is one of the foremost Hindu temple sites in South East Asia. For the Cham civilization that ruled Central Vietnam from the 2nd to the 13th ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Sunset on Tam Giang Lagoon

Embark on a charming journey towards Thuan An beach. Begin with a visit to the Uncle Ho memorial area in Duong No village, where cherished memories...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Enamel Art Tour

Enamel (phap lam) plays a huge part in Vietnamese history, particularly in Hue where enamelware was used for imperial structures and royal families...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Sunset Boat Cruise

Depart from your hotel and transfer to Chong Kneas, a trading port of agricultural products on the edge of Tonle Sap Lake. Board a traditional and ...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Khmer Cooking Class

Take a short walk through the local market with the Chef and discover the exotic looking fruits, vegetables and spices. Learn about local cooking p...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Lunch at SPOONS

A visit to SPOONS Café and Restaurant allows you to take part in the life-changing opportunity that the organization provides to students via train...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Lunch at Marum

Make a difference to the local community while you enjoy lunch at Marum, one of Cambodia’s most well-known hospitality training restaurants. Workin...

See More
Additional Cost Applies
Optional Experience
Lunch at Marum

Make a difference to the local community while you enjoy lunch at Marum, one of Cambodia’s most well-known hospitality training restaurants. Workin...

See More
Additional Cost Applies

Vietnam & Cambodia

  • Official Languages across Vietnam & Cambodia: Vietnamese the official language of Vietnam. Khmer the official language of Cambodia.
  • Currency used in Vietnam & Cambodia: The currency of Vietnam is the Vietnamese đồng (₫). The currency of Cambodia is the Cambodian riel.
  • Capital Cities:: Hanoi (Vietnam) and Phnom Penh (Cambodia).
  • Time Zone(s) in Vietnam & Cambodia: Indochina Time (ICT)

Vietnam and Cambodia passport, visa, and entry requirement information for US citizens.

  • Passport: Your passport should have at least two blank pages for entry stamps. Your passport is valid for at least six months beyond the conclusion of your trip.
  • Visa Requirement: A Tourist Visa is required to enter Vietnam and Cambodia. Learn more about obtaining visas for Vietnam and Cambodia.
  • Entry Requirements: You can see the most up-to-date entry requirements for the destination(s) you’ll visit on tour by going to getours.com/travel-requirements-restrictions.

Vietnam experiences a diverse range of weather and climate due to its elongated shape and varying topography. In general, Vietnam has a tropical climate, characterized by a hot and humid climate throughout the year. The country has two main seasons: the dry season and the rainy season. The dry season typically lasts from November to April, with lower humidity and warm temperatures. The rainy season occurs from May to October, bringing heavy rainfall and occasional typhoons, especially in coastal regions. The climate varies from north to south, with the north experiencing cooler winters and hotter summers compared to the south. Central Vietnam is prone to tropical storms and is more affected by typhoons.

Cambodia has a tropical climate characterized by distinct wet and dry seasons. The country experiences a hot and humid climate throughout the year. The wet season typically runs from May to October, with heavy rainfall and occasional monsoons. The dry season spans from November to April and is characterized by lower humidity and cooler temperatures. The hottest months are typically April and May, with temperatures often exceeding 35°C (95°F). Cambodia's climate is influenced by the monsoon patterns and the Tonlé Sap lake, which affects the weather conditions in different regions of the country.

On-Tour Luggage & Carry-On Bag Size Limits for Asia Tours

Luggage: Each guest traveling may bring one suitcase no larger than 30” x 18” x 10." For internal flights within Asia tours, there is generally a 44-lb luggage allowance.

Carry-On Bag: *Restricted to one piece per person, not to exceed 12” x 11” x 6”

  • *Please note: A "carry-on bag" on a tour coach is not the same as a "carry-on" for a flight. Because our coaches have large windows to enjoy the view, there is minimal space to store large items securely overhead or under the seats. A "carry-on bag" may be a soft-sided daypack, purse, backpack, tote bag, or the like. Because we value our guests' safety, small rolling suitcases or bags with telescopic handles are not permitted. In order to guarantee a smooth trip, guests are not permitted to store an additional "carry-on" bag beneath the coach with the luggage. 

So your driver and any hotel porters can safely lift and transport your suitcase throughout your vacation, we strongly recommend that you test the weight of your baggage prior to travel. You should be able to lift and comfortably transport it for short distances. 

Baggage allowances vary from airline to airline, and you should check with your chosen carrier for details prior to travel.

Packing Tips for Your Tour

When going on a guided tour of Asia, it's essential to pack smartly to ensure you have all the necessary items without burdening yourself with excessive luggage. Here's a limited packing list that covers the basics for your trip:

Passport and Travel Documents: Ensure you have your passport, travel insurance, and any necessary travel documents.

Clothing:

  • A pair of comfortable walking shoes or sandals for exploring.
  • Lightweight and breathable clothing suitable for warm and humid weather. Bring a mix of short-sleeved tops, lightweight pants or skirts, and one or two long-sleeved shirts for cooler evenings or places with mosquitos.
  • A light sweater or jacket for cooler climates or air-conditioned spaces.
  • Nice evening wear: You may wish to wear a dressier outfit if you plan on dining in an elegant restaurant, for example. Smart-casual clothes are usually acceptable for all included daytime and evening activities throughout your tour.
  • Rain Gear: A compact travel umbrella or a lightweight, packable rain jacket.

Sun Protection:

  • Hat, sunglasses, UV-protective clothing.
  • Sunscreen with high SPF. If you're visiting any coastal areas, bring reef-safe sunscreen formulated without harmful chemicals known to be damaging to coral reefs and marine life. Traditional sunscreens often contain ingredients like oxybenzone and octinoxate, which have been found to contribute to coral bleaching and negatively impact marine ecosystems. Look for sunscreens with certifications such as "Reef Safe," "Coral Safe," or "Ocean-Friendly" to ensure they are environmentally friendly.

Medications and First Aid:

  • Any prescription medications you need. (See more below under Health & Wellness)
  • Basic first aid kit with adhesive bandages, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, etc.

Toiletries:

  • Travel-sized toiletries, including shampoo, conditioner, soap, and toothpaste.
  • Travel towel (quick-drying and compact).
  • Hand sanitizer and wet wipes.
  • A washcloth and carry bag (often not available in hotels abroad).

Electronics:

  • A camera: You’re traveling to see extraordinary scenery and sites. So that you don't miss a single moment, bring a trustworthy camera. Check out our travel photography tips for capturing the best photos of your trips. If you feel comfortable, you can also try the camera on your phone. However, if you want to zoom in or capture moving objects, a camera might be your best bet.
  • Mobile phone.
  • Chargers for each electronic you bring.
  • Travel adapter and/or voltage converter
  • Portable power bank for charging devices on the go.

Miscellaneous:

  • A lightweight and foldable day bag to carry essentials during excursions.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Reusable water bottle. At GET, we’re all about caring for our planet, and with that in mind, we always recommend that you pack a reusable water bottle for your trip. Bringing your own reusable water bottle or asking for tap water at restaurants means you can make a difference by reducing your vacation plastic waste.
  • A small travel alarm.
  • A small phrasebook or language app for basic communication when you're out exploring on your own (without your Travel Director)
  • A travel iron if you like your clothes to be pressed.
  • A travel pillow.

Optional:

  • Scarf or shawl for visiting religious sites or to cover up in conservative areas.
  • Light sleepwear.
  • A new, blank journal to document your trip. Don't know your travel journal style? Find out here!
  • Ziplock bags (storing snacks, toiletries, and keeping things organized).

Remember to pack light and versatile items that can be mixed and matched for different outfits. Consider the specific cultural norms and dress codes of the countries you visit to ensure respectful attire. Adapt this packing list to your specific needs and the duration of your trip, and you'll be well-prepared for your guided tour of Asia!

Electricity

Most Asian countries run on 220-240 volts at 50Hz AC (Alternating Current) electricity. However, there are some exceptions in certain regions. Here are some voltage variations for specific countries or regions in Asia:

  • Japan: Japan uses 100 volts at 50Hz in eastern Japan (including Tokyo) and 100 volts at 60Hz in western Japan (including Osaka). It's essential to check the voltage requirements for the specific area you will be visiting.
  • Malaysia: Malaysia uses 230 volts at 50 Hz.

Always verify the voltage and frequency for the particular country you'll be visiting, as using incompatible devices can lead to damage or malfunction. If you plan to bring American appliances or electronics to Asia, you will likely need a voltage converter and a plug adapter. Here's what you need to know:

  • Voltage Converter: American appliances designed to run on 110 volts may not function properly or could be damaged if connected directly to the higher voltage in Asian countries. A voltage converter (or voltage transformer) will allow your devices to work safely.
  • Plug Adapter: The physical shape of electrical outlets in Asian countries may also differ from those in the United States. You'll need a plug adapter to match the American-style plug with the outlets in the destination country.

It's essential to check the voltage and plug type requirements for the specific Asia country you plan to visit, as they might vary slightly from one country to another. Some modern electronic devices, like laptops and smartphones, are often designed to handle a wide range of voltages, so they might only require a plug adapter. 

Before your trip, verify the compatibility of your appliances and devices. You can find this information on the labels or tags of your electronics or in the user manuals. If in doubt, consult with the manufacturer or a qualified electrician.

We suggest buying an adapter with a voltage converter to help reduce the number of things you have to pack. Additionally, it's essential to get any required adapters or converters for your electronic devices before embarking on your guided tour and bringing them along. It's crucial to be cautious when using electrical devices in foreign countries, as using incorrect voltage or plugs without the right adapters can cause damage to your devices or even pose a safety hazard.

Hair Dryers in Your Hotel

In many hotels across Asia, hairdryers are commonly provided in guest rooms or available upon request. However, the availability and quality of hairdryers can vary depending on the hotel's star rating, location, and amenities.

It is important to keep in mind that the voltage of the hair dryer provided by the hotel will match the local electrical standards of the country where it is located. If you would like to use your own hair dryer, you will need a voltage converter (transformer). Before using your hair dryer or any electronic device, it is essential to verify voltage compatibility and use the appropriate plug adapter if necessary. Although many modern hair dryers are designed to be dual voltage, meaning they can work on both 110 volts and 220-240 volts, it is always recommended to double-check the label or user manual to be sure.

If you are unsure about the electrical compatibility or amenities provided by a specific hotel, you can contact them directly before your trip to inquire about the availability of hair dryers and other electrical considerations for international travelers. If you need a hair dryer during your trip but cannot find one in your hotel room, you can inquire with the hotel staff. Many hotels will be able to provide a hair dryer upon request, either at the front desk or through housekeeping.

Air Conditioning

  • Air conditioning is common in hotels across Asia, especially in urban and tourist areas. As Asia experiences diverse climates and varying temperatures, air conditioning has become a standard feature in most hotels to provide comfort to guests, especially during hot and humid weather.
  • However, the availability of air conditioning can vary based on the type of accommodation and the specific location within each country. Some hotels in Asia may have energy-saving initiatives, which could include setting temperature limits on air conditioning during certain hours. This is especially true for eco-friendly or environmentally-conscious hotels.

Regardless of where in the world your tour visits, we do our best to ensure your transportation is as comfortable as it can be.

Coach travel on Asia Tours

  • Asia tour vehicles do not have Wi-Fi on board
  • There are no onboard restrooms -  there are regular rest stops.

Airport transfers

Transfers will depend on the trip you choose and vary among destinations. In general, if you are joining or departing your guided vacation on the first or last day, return transfers between the airport and hotel are included. You’ll find specific information on your itinerary page.

To enable you to personalize your tour experience, you will find a number of Optional Experiences designed to complement the itinerary. These are designed to offer a deeper insight into the culture and character of the areas to be visited and provide some wonderful highlights to your travels. The optional program is designed to let you experience more of what interests you and to get the most from your vacation without replacing or overlapping with anything included in an itinerary.

The majority of Optional Experiences will be offered to you by your Travel Director at the beginning of your trip. Some may be subject to change, depending on the time you are traveling or local circumstances, including weather and days of the week. Your Travel Director will provide further information.

Usually, most Optional Experiences will be priced in the local currency, but please read through the details of individual optional experiences for specific information. Exact payment options will be advised locally by your Travel Director/Local Representative for each Optional Experience, but in many cases, cash, Visa, MasterCard, and American Express are all accepted.

Traveling to Asia on a guided tour can be an exciting and enriching experience. Staying informed, prepared, and cautious will go a long way in ensuring a safe and enjoyable travel experience. Always stay in touch with your Travel Director and always follow their recommendations.

Here are some health advice and recommendations for travelers heading to Asia:

Visit the Doctor: Before embarking on your trip, schedule a visit with a medicine specialist or your healthcare provider. They can provide personalized health advice based on your medical history, current health status, and the specific countries you'll be visiting.

Travel Insurance: Ensure you have comprehensive travel insurance that covers medical emergencies, evacuations, and trip cancellations.

Personal Medications: Bring an ample supply of any prescription medications you require, along with a copy of your prescriptions. Keep them in their original containers. Here’s what you need to know about traveling with medications.

Vaccinations: While there are no vaccine or testing requirements, travelers should ensure that all routine vaccinations are up to date. Commonly recommended vaccinations for travelers to Asia may include:

  • Routine Vaccinations: These include measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap), and influenza.
  • Hepatitis A and B: These protect against food and waterborne diseases.
  • Typhoid: Another vaccine to guard against food and waterborne illnesses.

Malaria Prevention: Malaria is present in some parts of Asia, especially in rural or forested areas. Consult with your healthcare provider about the appropriate antimalarial medications and mosquito bite prevention measures (e.g., insect repellents, mosquito nets) for your specific destinations.

Insect Bite Prevention: Protect yourself from insect bites, as they can transmit diseases like dengue, chikungunya, and Zika. Use insect repellents containing DEET or Picaridin and wear long-sleeved clothing and pants to reduce the risk of bites.

First Aid Kit: Carry a basic kit with essential items like band-aids, antiseptic wipes, pain relievers, antidiarrheal medication, and any prescribed medications.

Stay Hydrated: Drink plenty of water, especially in hot and humid climates, to prevent dehydration.

Hand Hygiene: Carry hand sanitizers and use them frequently, especially before eating or after touching surfaces in public places.

Respect Local Customs: Be aware of and respect local customs and traditions, as some practices may have health implications.

Avoid Street Food if Unsure: While trying local cuisine is a highlight of travel, be cautious about eating from street vendors or in places with questionable hygiene standards.

Prior to traveling, please notify GET of any disability requiring special assistance or any specific dietary needs that you may have, and we will strive to accommodate these. 

When traveling with GET, baggage handling at hotels, service charges, and tips for hotel wait staff (for included meals) will all be taken care of by your Travel Director. There are, however, a few instances where individual tipping is welcome.

Local Specialists

It is customary to show appreciation for the insights, stories, and know-how shared with you by the Local Specialists, and we suggest a gratuity equivalent to $1.00-$2.00 USD per person per half day.

Your Coach Driver and Travel Director

The trip cost does not include gratuities for your Travel Director and Driver. At the end of your trip, you may express appreciation to your Travel Director and Driver for their excellent service and the personal attention you received. Gratuities are given at the discretion of each guest, and a suggested amount per person/per day is listed in your travel documents.

For your convenience and ease, there is an option to pre-pay gratuities for the Travel Director and Driver at the time of booking.

Hotel services

It is customary to tip hotel staff for room service delivery if the charge has not already been added to the bill. Where ice machines are not available, and you receive ice from the bar, a small tip to the bartender is always appreciated.

Your GET Wishlist

{{ tour.title }}
{{ tour.duration }} Days from {{ tour.displayPrice }}

Find Your Perfect Destination

Italy
47 tours from $1,100
Britain & Ireland
44 tours from $1,452
Spain & Portugal
34 tours from $1,283
France
31 tours from $2,099
Greece
10 tours from $2,125
United States
54 tours from $1,404
Australia
8 tours from $4,473
Africa
12 tours from $3,095
Dates & Prices Back to Top