Asia, a continent of rich culture, boasts thousands of desirable vacation trips. One of the famous Asian trips goes from Vietnam to Cambodia. A trip of natural wonders, ancient towns and temples, monumental sites and more! RDV Voyage has made a trip itinerary suggestion of those who are interested to explore these 2 countries in one go!
Day One – Arrival at Hanoi
Start your trip, and arrive at the city of Hanoi, the first stop for your vacation! Transfer and drive to the city center and unpack at your hotel. Explore and visit the city at your leisure. Stay the night at the hotel.
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Day Two – Hanoi City Day Trip
Get to know who ‘Uncle Ho’ is by visiting the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi and be enlightened of his role in Vietnam’s state today. See and perceive the academe air of Van Mieu or Temple of Literature which is dedicated to Confucius. Break away from the city’s bustle and immerse in the quiet environment in Hoan Kiem Lake. Located in a jade islet of Hoan Kiem lake, don’t forget to visit Ngoc Son temple.
Day Three – Ha Long Bay 1 Night Cruise
Drive to Ha Long Bay, 180 km away from Hanoi. Join a night cruise in Bai Tu Long Bay. Admire the islets beauty and the panorama of the bay. Explore the area of Hon Co Island and Co Cave. Return to the cruise by small boat.
Day Four – Visit Vung Vieng villages, Afternoon Flight to Da Nang
Have a light cruise breakfast and visit Vung Vieng fishing village which is a famous pearl growing village and Vung Vieng floating village. Return to the cruise by tender. Prepare for check out and enjoy brunch on board back to the mainland. Disembark to transfer to Hanoi International Airport and take the afternoon flight to Da Nang. Spend the night in Da Nang beach resort.
Day Five – Da Nang Coastal City Day Trip
Feel the morning at Da Nang’s coastal city. Afterwards, go, visit and learn at the city’s Cham Museum of splendid sculptures. Take a ride to Ngu Hanh Son’s stone village and marvel at the mountains’ beauty and marble formations. Visit the famous and enormous hand bridge of Da Nang, also known as the Golden Bridge. Spend the night in Da Nang beach resort.
Day Six – Day Tour to Hoi An
Tour around Hoi An, an ancient preserved city located in Vietnam’s central coast. The city was once a port city and it is a melting pot of various historic buildings, of the French, the Japanese and even the Chinese’s occupation of the area. After the tour, head back to Da Nang’s beach resort and spend the night there.
Day Seven – Ancient Imperial City Hue Day Trip
Take a tour to Hue and explore the former majestic Imperial city of the Nguyen Dynasty, one of UNESCO’S World Heritage sites. The Forbidden Purple City, once the emperor’s home, replica of the Royal Theater, palaces and shrines are within the Imperial City to explore. Drive back to the hotel and check out and transfer to fly to Ho Chi Minh City. Spend the night at one of Ho Chi Minh City’s hotels.
Day Eight – Cu Chi Tunnel, War Museum Trip
Take your breakfast in the morning and take a tour to Cu Chi tunnel, an underground complex built for the war against the French. After that, proceed to the War Museum of the city and learn of the wars Vietnam has undergone. Spend the night at your hotel.
Day Nine – Fly to Siem Reap, Afternoon Angkor Wat Tour
Eat breakfast at the hotel, transfer and drive to Tan Son Nhat International Airport and take the flight to Siem Reap of Cambodia. Arrive at the city and take an afternoon Angkor tour. Head to Angkor Wat, Cambodia’s massively monumental UNESCO Heritage Site, and a 400+ acres temple complex. Visit also Bayon, Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm (one of Tomb Raider’s shooting locations!). Stay the night at the city’s hotel.
Day Ten – Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Preah Ko, Lo Lei Tour
See more of Siem Reap’s ancient temples by visiting Banteay Srei, the temple dedicated to Hindu god Shiva. Banteay Samre, built similarly to the Angkor Wat style. Preah Ko somewhat of distance from Angkor’s main temples, built earlier in the old Hariharalaya city. Don’t forget the northernmost temple of Roulous group of temples, Lo lei temple to visit too. Just like Preah Ko, it has been built in the 9th century. Stay the night in the city’s hotel after the day’s tour.
Day Eleven – Departure
Eat at the hotel, prepare the luggage and check out. Drive and transfer to Siem Reap’s International Airport and fly back home with memories!
This two-country-itinerary can also be customized according to our liking if you have other plans. Contact us if you are interested! Let us know in the comments if you’ve been into these destinations!
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