Vietnam & Cambodia

  • days: 20
  • from $5,413

Flights Included

Countries Visited:

  • Vietnam
  • Cambodia

Description

Battle of Long Tan, 50th Anniversary

Special extended 23-day departure

Long-Tan-Memorial -Wikipedia

Our 4 August 2016 departure will join commemorations for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. On this extended 23-day tour, learn about the historic battle involving Australian forces during the Vietnam War. You'll spend three extra days in Vung Tau exploring the historical sites from the Battle of Long Tan with a local expert (Former Australian soldier and now ex-pat) and enjoy a 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

Take a captivating journey  across Vietnam and Cambodia from Hanoi to Siem Reap. Experience the hustle and bustle of Hanoi and Saigon, cruise breathtaking Halong Bay and the fascinating Mekong Delta, wander through charming Hoi An, visit poignant reminders of the past in Phnom Penh and explore the incredible temples of Angkor.

Hanoi to Halong Bay

From the moment you arrive in the historic Vietnamese city of Hanoi, you’re truly immersed into traditions and culture. See both sides to Vietnamese life, as we explore the bustling city of Hanoi. Absolutely breathtaking, Halong Bay is a feast for the eyes, dotted with hundreds of rocky islands and outcrops. Sit back and relax, cruising around this natural wonder and sampling some of the freshest local cuisine in the world!

Traditional Experiences

Hoi An will beguile you with its charm. Wander the quaint streets, visit a traditional home and take an aromatic cooking class. We juxtapose this against the lively city of Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), the largest in Vietnam. See the historic architecture and immerse yourself in the history of the Vietnam War. Traverse the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels – a base for the Viet Cong, where they remained undiscovered throughout the conflict. Explore the Mekong Delta by boat, enjoy a sampan cruise through the small canals and visit a floating market.

Moving Cambodia

Discover Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh. We visit the poignant killing fields, a stark reminder of the Pol Pot regime, and Tuol Sleng, the notorious Security Prison 21. Fly to the gateway to the temples of Angkor, Siem Reap. Explore Ta Prohm, Preah Khan and of course, incredible Angkor Wat, where we watch the sunset from the upper level of an ancient Angkorian temple.  We also cruise Southeast Asia’s largest freshwater lake – Tonle Sap, and explore the vibrant floating villages.

Itinerary 15/16

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Itinerary for departures to March 2016

Day 1 Depart Australia

Day 2 Arrive Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival, we will be met and transferred to our hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure, before this evening’s group welcome dinner. [D]

Day 3 Hanoi

It's an early start this morning as we participate in a tai chi class at Hoan Kiem Lake, in the heart of Hanoi, before our full day of sightseeing begins. Highlights include the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Museum of Ethnology. Our day ends with a walking tour of the fascinating Old Quarter - a shopper's paradise! [B]

Day 4 Hoa Binh

We venture into the hills of Hoa Binh Province today and explore the villages nestled in the rolling hillsides, including a traditional stilthouse village, before cruising along Hoa Binh Lake and enjoying a traditional music and dance performance. [B]

Day 5 Hanoi - Halong Bay

Today we travel to breathtaking Halong Bay, where we board our cruise boat - our home for tonight. [B,L,D]

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Make sure your cameras are charged today!  We explore the water wonderland that is Halong Bay, on board a cruise boat. Enjoy the beautiful landscapes and the fresh cuisine!

Day 6 Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An

Sit back and relax as we cruise the waters and islets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site, before disembarking late morning. After lunch, return to Hanoi for our flight to Hoi An. [B,L]

Day 7 Hoi An

A great day exploring Hoi An! We begin with a walking tour of this charming town. Highlights include the bustling central market, small harbour, the famous Japanese covered bridge and a visit to a traditional house, where the same family has lived for centuries. [B,D]

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Take a 25 minute cruise along the Hoi An River, witnessing life along the riverbanks, to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School for an informative cooking class. (cruise portion subject to prevailing water levels)

Day 8 Hoi An

Enjoy a day at leisure to rest and relax, or further explore this charming and historic town. [B]

Day 9 Hoi An - Danang - Hue

Our journey takes us past the fascinating Marble Mountains and China Beach, before we cross the dramatic Hai Van Pass into Hue. On arrival, we explore the old Imperial City, Thai Hoa Palace and the Imperial Tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. [B,L]

Day 10 Hue - Saigon

Today we fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), the largest city in Vietnam. On arrival, we explore this metropolis, including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, and the moving War Remnants Museum. [B]

Day 11 Saigon

We travel to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels. This network of tunnels served as a base for the Viet Cong and remained undiscovered during the Vietnam War. Later today, we visit the Reunification Palace, before enjoying dinner. [B,L,D]

Day 12 Saigon - Mekong Delta

We leave the hustle and bustle of the big city behind today and travel to the mouth of the Mekong Delta, where we board our river cruise vessel. This afternoon, as we cruise along the Delta, we have the opportunity to visit a local village. [B,L,D]

Day 13 Mekong Delta - Saigon

Watch the sun rise as we enjoy an early breakfast, then visit one of the busiest and most lively floating markets in the region before returning to Saigon. This evening we enjoy a farewell to Vietnam dinner. [B,D]

Day 14 Saigon - Phnom Penh

Today we farewell Vietnam and fly to the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh. On arrival, we explore this bustling city, including the Royal Palace and National Museum. [B]

Day 15 Phnom Penh

This morning we visit the poignant Killing Fields, a stark reminder of the Pol Pot regime, and Tuol Sleng, the notorious Security Prison 21. This afternoon we visit Sunrise Cambodia where Geraldine Cox found her true purpose in caring for Cambodia’s orphans. [B]

Day 16 Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Departing Phnom Penh this morning, we fly to Siem Reap. We discover the amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed site of Angkor Wat. This is the largest, best preserved, and most religiously significant of all the temples. 

SPECIAL EXPERIENCE: Tonight we'll watch the sunset from the upper terrace of an ancient temple at Angkor Wat - a truly unforgettable experience!

Day 17 Angkor

Another amazing day spent exploring the temples! Today we explore the fortified city of Angkor Thom, including the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper Kings, Baphoun Temple and Bayon Temple. We will also visit Ta Prohm, still partly covered by jungle, and Banteay Kdei. [B]

Day 18 Siem Reap

Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in South East Asia, is our destination this morning. Driving along narrow roads through stilt-house villages, we board our boat to explore the floating villages. Returning to Siem Reap, we enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 19 Depart Siem Reap

Today we are transferred to the airport to begin our journey home. [B]

Day 20 Arrive in Australia

Itinerary 16/17

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Note: this is our standard 20-Day Itinerary for 2016/17 (departures from April 2016). We also have a special extended 23-day tour to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the "Battle of Lon Tang". Please check the other Itinerary tab for more information.

Day 1. Depart Australia

Day 2. Arrive Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival, we will be met and transferred to our hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before this evening’s group welcome dinner. [D]

Day 3. Hanoi

We rise early to participate in a morning tai chi class with the locals, before a full day of sightseeing. Highlights include the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Museum of Ethnology. Our day ends with a walking tour of the fascinating Old Quarter! [B]

Day 4. Hanoi

Special Experience: Walk along the “Rail Tracks of Hanoi” as we explore a rarely seen side of Vietnam’s capital city! We meet the locals and see how they have adapted to daily life along the rail tracks. There are plenty of great photo opportunities as we watch them vying for trade only metres from the trains.

This evening we taste our way through the narrow streets at the numerous food stalls. [B,D]

Day 5. Hanoi - Halong Bay

We travel to breathtaking Halong Bay, where we board our overnight cruise. [B,L,D]

Day 6. Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An

Sit back and relax as we cruise the waters and islets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed bay before disembarking late morning. After lunch we’ll return to Hanoi for our flight to Da Nang.  Once we arrive, we take the short drive out to the charming seaside town of Hoi An. [B,L]

Day 7. Hoi An

A great day exploring the charming town of Hoi An! We begin with a walking tour. Highlights include the Sa Huynh Museum, the famous Japanese covered bridge and a visit to a traditional house, where the same family has lived for generations. [B,D]

Special Experience: Take a short cruise along the Hoi An River to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School for an aromatic and informative cooking class (cruise portion subject to prevailing water levels).

Day 8. Hoi An

Today is at leisure for you to relax or explore at your own pace. [B]

Day 9. Hoi An - Hue

We travel along the scenic mountain roads to Hue, Vietnam’s former capital, where we’ll explore the old imperial city complex. [B,L]

Day 10. Hue - Saigon

Today we fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam’s largest city, where we’ll tour the highlights including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Opera House and the moving War Remnants Museum. [B]

Day 11. Saigon

We travel to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels which served as a base for the Viet Cong and remained undiscovered during the Vietnam War. We also visit the Reunification Palace. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Enjoy the tastes and sights of Saigon by night! Tonight we’ll witness acrobatic performances and street activities and have dinner in a local street restaurant.

Day 12. Saigon - Mekong Delta

We make our way to the Mekong Delta to board our cruise. Our afternoon shore excursion takes us to a local farm and orchard. [B,L,D]

Day 13. Mekong Delta - Saigon

Experience all the action of the Cai Rang floating market - the liveliest market in the Mekong Delta! Tonight we enjoy a ‘Farewell to Vietnam’ group dinner. [B,D]

Day 14. Saigon - Phnom Penh

Today we fly to Phnom Penh. [B,D]

Special Experience: Explore this bustling city by cyclo, travelling along the scenic Tonle Sap River. Highlights include the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum.

Day 15. Phnom Penh

This morning we visit the poignant Killing Fields, a stark reminder of the Pol Pot regime, and the notorious Security Prison 21, Tuol Sleng. [B] 

Day 16. Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Special Experience: We’ll spend an amazing morning at Sunrise Cambodia where Geraldine Cox found her true purpose in caring for Cambodia’s orphans. A moving experience as we witness how children come here and are given hope for the future. Our visit includes a donation covering the cost of rice, as part of our participation on tour. 

This afternoon we fly to Siem Reap and discover the amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple of Angkor Wat. This evening we’ll watch a spectacular sunset at Angkor Wat, then travel by tuk tuk to a local restaurant for dinner. [B,D]

Day 17. Siem Reap

Special Experience: Today we participate in a cooking class in rural Cambodia. We meet a local family in the countryside and learn about their food customs and beliefs, explore their garden and see the typical ingredients of local home cooking.

Later we’ll cruise Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. [B,L]

Day 18. Angkor

Our day is spent in Angkor, visiting the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom. We’ll also see the amazing ruins of Ta Prohm, the Buddhist temple of Banteay Kdei, Banteay Srei and Preah Khan. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 19. Depart Siem Reap

Today we bid farewell to Cambodia as we transfer to the airport to begin our journey home. [B]

Day 20. Arrive in Australia

Itinerary 16/17 (Long Tan)

Abbreviation: [B,L,D] Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Battle of Long Tan Itinerary

Special extended 23-day departure

Long-Tan-Memorial -Wikipedia

Our 4 August 2016 departure will join commemorations for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. On this extended 23-day tour, learn about the historic battle involving Australian forces during the Vietnam War. You'll spend three extra days in Vung Tau exploring the historical sites from the Battle of Long Tan with a local expert (Former Australian soldier and now ex-pat) and enjoy a 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

 

Day 1. Depart Australia

Day 2. Arrive Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! On arrival, we will be met and transferred to our hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure before this evening’s group welcome dinner. [D]

Day 3. Hanoi

We rise early to participate in a morning tai chi class with the locals, before a full day of sightseeing. Highlights include the Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Museum of Ethnology. Our day ends with a walking tour of the fascinating Old Quarter - a shopper’s paradise! [B]

Day 4. Hanoi

Special Experience: Walk along the “Rail Tracks of Hanoi” as we explore a rarely seen side of Vietnam’s capital city! We meet the locals and see how they have adapted to daily life along the rail tracks. There are plenty of great photo opportunities as we watch them vying for trade only metres from the trains.

Hanoi comes alive this evening as we taste our way through the narrow streets at the numerous food stalls. [B,D]

Day 5. Hanoi - Halong Bay

Today we travel to breathtaking Halong Bay, where we board our overnight cruise. Sail past amazing rock formations including Dinh Huong, Cho Da and Ga Choi. [B,L,D]

Day 6. Halong Bay - Hanoi - Hoi An

Sit back and relax as we cruise the waters and islets of this UNESCO World Heritage-listed site before disembarking late morning. After lunch we’ll return to Hanoi for our flight to Da Nang.  Once we arrive, we take the short drive out to the charming seaside town of Hoi An. [B,L]

Day 7. Hoi An

A great day exploring the charming town of Hoi An! We begin with a walking tour. Highlights include the Sa Huynh Museum, the famous Japanese covered bridge and a visit to a traditional house, where the same family has lived for generations. [B,D]

Special Experience: Take a short cruise along the Hoi An River to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School for an aromatic and informative cooking class (cruise portion subject to prevailing water levels).

Day 8. Hoi An

Today is at leisure for you to rest and relax or go exploring at your own pace. [B]

Day 9. Hoi An - Hue

We travel along the scenic mountain roads to Hue, Vietnam’s former capital, where we’ll explore the old imperial city complex. [B,L]

Day 10. Hue - Saigon

Today we fly to Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City), Vietnam’s largest city. This afternoon we’ll tour the bustling metropolis. Highlights include the Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Opera House and the moving War Remnants Museum. [B]

Day 11. Saigon

We travel to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels. This network of tunnels served as a base for the Viet Cong and remained undiscovered during the Vietnam War. We also visit the Reunification Palace. [B,L,D]

Special Experience: Enjoy the tastes and sights of Saigon by night! Tonight we’ll witness acrobatic performances and street activities and have dinner in a local street restaurant.

Day 12. Saigon - Mekong Delta

We make our way to the Mekong Delta to board our cruise. We’ll explore Cai Be on a shore excursion before returning to our boat for lunch. This afternoon we’ll go on another shore excursion to visit a local farm and orchard. [B,L,D]

Day 13. Mekong Delta - Saigon

Experience all the action of the Cai Rang floating market - the liveliest market in the Mekong Delta! Then we’ll board our boat for the final leg to Can Tho, where we transfer back to Saigon. Tonight we enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 14. Saigon – Vung Tau

Travel to Vung Tau, the former Phuoc Tuy Province which was selected as the first Australian Task Force (1ATF). We proceed to Binh Bah Memorial before travelling to Long Phuoc Tunnels and Nui Lai. Later visit the Imperial Hotel, the former site of 1ALSG the Badco Club. [B]

Day 15. Vung Tau

We travel this morning to Nui Dat where we will have a BBQ lunch at Jason Fenech’s Museum. As we immerse ourselves in the history of the Battle of Long Tan, we proceed to Dat Do and hear the story on Vi Thi Sau before travelling to the Long Tan Cross for the memorial service.

Special Experience: This evening we attend the Gala Dinner for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. [B,L,D]

Day 16. Vung Tau

This morning we take the cable car to Radar Hill before travelling to the area where the Famous Frankie kicked a mine episode occurred. Enjoy some free time this afternoon before our Vietnam farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 17. Saigon - Phnom Penh

Today we fly to Phnom Penh. [B,D]

Special Experience: Explore this bustling city by cyclo, travelling along the scenic Tonle Sap River. Highlights include the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and National Museum.

Day 18. Phnom Penh

This morning we visit the poignant Killing Fields, a stark reminder of the Pol Pot regime, and the notorious Security Prison 21, Tuol Sleng. [B] 

Day 19. Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

Special Experience: We’ll spend an amazing morning at Sunrise Cambodia where Geraldine Cox found her true purpose in caring for Cambodia’s orphans. A moving experience as we witness how children come here and are given hope for the future. Our visit includes a donation covering the cost of rice, as part of our participation on tour.

This afternoon we fly to Siem Reap and discover the amazing UNESCO World Heritage-listed temple of Angkor Wat. This evening we’ll watch a spectacular sunset at Angkor Wat, then travel by tuk tuk to a local restaurant for dinner. [B,D]

Day 20. Siem Reap

Special Experience: Today we participate in a cooking class in rural Cambodia. We meet a local family in the countryside and learn about their food customs and beliefs, explore their garden and see the typical ingredients of local home cooking.

Later we’ll cruise Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. [B,L]

Day 21. Angkor

Our day is spent in Angkor, visiting the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom. We’ll also see the amazing ruins of Ta Prohm, the Buddhist temple of Banteay Kdei, Banteay Srei and Preah Khan. Tonight we’ll enjoy a group farewell dinner. [B,D]

Day 22. Depart Siem Reap

Today marks the end of our adventure in Indochina. We hope you leave with the memories of a lifetime! [B]

Day 23. Arrive in Australia

Inclusions

Travel

  • Return economy class flights from Australia to Vietnam & Cambodia (taxes included)
  • 2 economy class flights within Vietnam
  • 1 economy class flight from Vietnam to Cambodia
  • 1 economy class flight within Cambodia
  • Airport transfers on the first and last day of tour
  • All touring in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Pre-paid tips - $155pp (until March 2016)
  • Pre-paid tips - $255pp (from April 2016)
  • Pre-paid tips - $285pp (Long Tan departure)

 Accommodation & Meals

  • 15 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star)
  • 18 nights in good quality hotels (3-4 star) (Long Tan departure)
  • 1 night on board a traditional Vietnamese cruise boat on Halong Bay
  • 1 night on board a cruise boat on the Mekong River
  • 17 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners (until March 2016)
  • 17 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 10 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners (from April 2016)
  • 20 breakfasts, 7 lunches and 12 dinners, including group welcome and farewell dinners (Long Tan departure)

Sightseeing

  • English-speaking locally based guides
  • Traditional Tai Chi class at Hoan Kiem Lake
  • Enjoy a full-day tour of Hanoi, including the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
  • Stay overnight in beautiful Halong Bay, on a Vietnamese Cruise Boat, with its many breathtaking islands
  • Stay overnight on the Mekong River and explore the tributaries, canals and the floating markets while observing life along the river
  • Stay 3 nights in World Heritage-listed Hoi An and enjoy a fun tour of the town by foot
  • Cruise down the Hoi Ann River to the secluded Red Bridge Cooking School and learn how to cook traditional Vietnamese dishes
  • Enjoy touring of bustling Saigon, including the French-style Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the very moving War Remnants Museum
  • Visit the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnel complex north of Saigon. This elaborate 200km-long tunnel complex was built by the Viet Cong and never discovered during the Vietnam War
  • Spend one night on the Mekong River while exploring the tributaries and canals while observing daily life along the river
  • Visit the Cai Rang Floating Market, the largest of the Delta’s floating markets where locals come to buy and sell their produc
  • Spend one and a half incredible days exploring the ruins of Angkor Wat. One of the world’s must-see attractions, Angkor Wat was recently named a finalist in an international vote for the new Seven Wonders of the World
  • View the sunset from the upper level of an ancient Angkorian temple at Angkor Wat
  • Spend three days in Vung Tau exploring the historical sites from the Battle of Long Tan with a local expert (Australian ex-pat & former soldier) (Long Tan departure)

Dates & Prices

Dates & Prices

Battle of Long Tan 50th Anniversary

August 4: Special extended 23-day departure

Long-Tan-Memorial -Wikipedia

Our 4 August 2016 departure will join commemorations for the 50th Anniversary of the Battle of Long Tan. On this extended 23-day tour, learn about the historic battle involving Australian forces during the Vietnam War. You'll spend three extra days in Vung Tau exploring the historical sites from the Battle of Long Tan with a local expert (Former Australian soldier and now ex-pat) and enjoy a 50th Anniversary Gala Dinner.

Min 2 | All departures on this tour are guaranteed with a minimum of just 2 passengers

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Valid From: Melbourne, Brisbane & Perth
Other departure cities: Clients ex Hobart add $100pp. Clients ex Adelaide and Sydney will require a night in Singapore at an additional cost, please contact our office for details.
Tips: Total cost includes - Tour price will include a Tipping Made Easy amount of $155pp (until March 2016), $255pp (from April 2016) and $285pp (for Long Tan departure)
Taxes: Total cost includes - air taxes of $665pp
Single supplement: $1090 (subject to Seasonality)
  • Tour is guaranteed with a minimum of 2 people, however Bunnik Tours reserves the right to re-price the tour when there is only 1 person booked
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Optional Excursions

We believe Australian travellers deserve better which is why we include all the important sights within our itineraries rather than presenting you with a long list of optional tours.

It’s part of our family tradition of giving our travellers genuine value for money and a holiday to remember.

Accommodation

Accommodation

Accommodation listed is subject to change and the list should be used as a guide only. Every effort is made to avoid changes however if a change becomes necessary then accommodation of a similar standard will be used.

Sunway Hotel Hanoi

Located in Hanoi’s Hai Ba Trung district away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of Hanoi but still nearby the Old Town, the Sunway Hotel provides very comfortable guest rooms with flat-screen TVs, sound-proofed windows, a desk, minibar, free wi-fi and a safe. Other features include Allante Restaurant, 'The Jazz Bar', health spa and fitness centre. Sunway’s Allante Restaurant serves both Vietnamese and international cuisines and you can enjoy live music in The Jazz Bar on weekends.

Golden Cruises, Halong Bay

Welcome to Golden Cruise where you will experience comfort and luxury in the amazing Ha Long Bay. On board you will have a chance to experience the very best, and freshest cuisine,  on board amenities and some great excursions all provided by a very friendly local crew.

Hoi An Historic Hotel, Hoi An

The picturesque, riverside old town of Hoi An is only a few footsteps away from this award-winning hotel. Facilities include a large outdoor swimming pool, tennis and badminton courts, fitness centre, souvenir shop, beauty salon and tour desk. They have two restaurants – Indochina and the Garden Restaurant. Try the Zen Spa, housed in a traditional Vietnamese setting and herb garden, offering indigenous and all-natural treatments and therapies.

Eldora Hotel, Hue

Featuring an indoor swimming pool, a restaurant and a fitness centre, Eldora Hotel is located in the town of Hue just 500 metres away from Huong River. Free Wi-Fi access is available throughout the hotel. Rooms feature stylish decor with elegant furnishings. Each room is fitted with a minibar, a tea/coffee maker and a flat-screen TV. A stand-alone sunken bathtub and a hairdryer are included in all the bathrooms. Guests staying at Eldora Hotel can have relaxing massages. Other services offered include bicycle rentals and currency exchange services.

Huong Giang Hotel, Hue

The Huong Giang Hotel Resort & Spa is strategically located in the city centre of Hue, right on the poetic banks of the Perfume River. The hotel has 165 guest rooms equipped with satellite and cable TV, individual air conditioning, minibar, safe and hairdryer.

Palace Hotel, Saigon

The Palace Hotel is located right in the heart of the city, close to the Saigon Tax Trade Centre, Ho Chi Minh City Hall Square, and Opera House. The hotel features an outdoor pool, full service spa and a nightclub.
The hotel also provides guestrooms with pillow top mattresses, complimentary wireless Internet access, and washers/dryers.

Le Cochinchine Cruise, Mekong Delta

Designed according to the traditional sampans which have navigated on the Mekong Flows, Le Cochinchine cruises the Mekong Delta while passengers sit back in comfort and witness the various landscapes of the Delta and the local daily life along the banks. Enjoy a welcome drink as you board before experiencing a variety of excursions along the way including floating markets,  strolls in the countryside and of course fresh local cuisine on board.

Sunway Hotel, Phnom Penh

Located just 10 minutes walk from Phnom Penh Railway Station and 2km from the Royal Palace and National Museum, the Sunway Hotel provides modern, non-smoking rooms that have flat-screen TV’s, large bay windows, a seating area and private bathrooms. Traditional massages are also available. Featuring an open kitchen, the Sun Café and Restaurant serves an international breakfast buffet and Cambodian and international dishes are available for lunch and dinner.

The Angkor Century Resort & Spa, Siem Reap

The Angkor Century Resort & Spa is located within Siem Reap, close to the Psar Chaa Market as well as the mighty Angkor Wat complex and Phnom Bakheng. The hotel has 169 guestrooms, all fitted with coffee/tea making facilities, mini-bar, TV with satellite channels, bottled water, bathrobes and slippers. Featured within the hotel is a restaurant, coffee shop, a pool with a poolside bar, a sauna and a steam room.

Prince D’Angkor Hotel & Spa

In the perfect location to explore the legendary Angkor temples, the Prince D’Angkor offers 2 restaurants, a casual hangout for drinks with friends, a piano lounge and poolside bar while all rooms include: climate control, WiFi, Mini Bar & Fridge, complimentary bottled water, Tea & Coffee making facilities, Hair Dryer and In-Room safe.

Weather

Weather

Hanoi

Vietnam has two main seasons: the rainy and dry. The dry season runs from late February to April then it gets slightly cooler when the first rains arrive. During the rainy season (May - October) showers occur most afternoons or evenings.

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Vietnam has two main seasons: the rainy and dry. The dry season runs from late February to April then it gets slightly cooler when the first rains arrive. During the rainy season (May - October) showers occur most afternoons or evenings.

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The most popular time to travel to Cambodia is from November to February when the weather is cool and dry. Cambodia has a wet season from June to September although the rains tend to happen in the late afternoon or evening.

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Currency

Currency

Vietnam, Vietnamese Dong

The official currency in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong (VND; symbol ₫)

  • 1 Vietnamese Dong = 100 Hào
  • Notes are in denominations of ₫500000, 20000, 10000, 5000, 2000, 1000, 500, 200 and 100
  • Coins are in denominations of ₫5,000, 2,000, 1,000, 500 and 200

Please Note: USD is widely accepted throughout Vietnam. 

Cambodia, Reil

The official currency in Cambodia is the Reil (KHR; symbol ៛)

  • 1 Reil = 10 Kak
  • Notes are in denominations of ៛50, 100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000, 5000, 10000, 20000, 50000 and 100000
  • Coins are in denominations of ៛50, 100, 200 and 500

Please Note: USD is preferred in Cambodia but you may also wish to carry small denominations of Reil (Reil is not allowed to enter or leave the country). Ensure you request your change in the currency you made the purchase with.

Level of Fitness

Levels of Fitness

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Our tours have been designed for the ‘not too young & not too old’ and while we do not discriminate on age, you do need to have a good level of fitness and mobility. You should be able to carry your own bags, as porter services are not always available at all hotels, and you should be able to walk apx. 3.5km on uneven ground and climb several flights of stairs. Passengers who are 70 and over will be required to obtain a doctor’s clearance before travelling.

Reviews for Vietnam & Cambodia

This tour has a rating of 5 stars based on 25 reviews.

Here's what others have had to say about this tour.

Vietnam & Cambodia The whole tour was amazing. 4
My best memory is Geraldine Cox's orphanage, was a real highlight for me & all the ladies on tour, she is amazing. Loved the cooking classes. Overall an amazing tour, met some lovely people on our group. Gail & Barry O'Leary - November 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Well organised. Great Itinerary. Good accommodation. Generally Great Guides. 5
It was a fabulous holiday. We covered a lot of ground which was great. Perhaps an extra night on one of the boats? It was fascinating historically, as well as currently. The great guides, Prof Nguyen in Vietnam and Mr Dy Mom in Siem Reap, were very generous with their information, friendly, professional, open and very well-organised. Maggie Bowden-Smith - November 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia The guides were informed and attentive to our travel needs 5
Our fondest memories relate to opportunities to experience the different Vietnamese and Cambodian food dishes that we were provided in a variety of settings, from the cooking class in Hoi An to the New Hope training restaurant in Siem Reap. Graham Jacob - October 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Loved the diversity of culture, and the warm weather! 4
Highlights for us were Halong Bay, Hoi An, Saigon and all of Cambodia! We had fantastic guides - Minh in Vietnam and Kim & Dy in Cambodia. Diana & Joe Calabrese - July 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Great guides, well organised and a good mix of tours 5
Halong Bay, beautiful and relaxing, Angkor Wat needs to be seen to be believed, Hoi An very touristy and quaint. Sightseeing; brilliant! Joan McLeod - June 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Content had great variety, well organised, excellent guides 4
We were glad we went to Sapa, train trip was an experience and treks a challenge but for us was the highlight as was dodging thousands of scooters while on foot or in the bus, lots of laughs. Lucky to be in Hoi An on Buddas Birthday, it was great to see a historical traditional celebration. Cruises on the Mekong and Halong Bay were great especially Mekong, staff on boat were a delight. Meeting Geraldine at Sunrise Cambodia and seeing was she had achieved was very emotional. We have a different view of Vietnam and Cambodia mainly due to the excellent guides. We were fortunate to have Hoa for the whole Vietnam tour which made it very enjoyable. Helen Whitehead - May 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Loved the diversity of tour. 5
Our visit to orphanage Sunrise wonderful. Extension to Sapa was tour highlight. Bernadette Ohlin - May 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Loved the quality of our Vietnamese guides knowledge and organisational skills 4
Hoa (guide) in Vietnam was excellent. Highlights; seeing the temples around Angkor Wat & Siem reap. Tim Tolley - April 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Comprehensive itinerary with outstanding, professional guides 4
Our main tour guide's (Hoa in Vietnam) amazing knowledge, sense of humour, organisational ability and leadership skills - thoroughly professional. The Ha Long Bay and Mekong River boat overnights Loved Hoi An. Cambodia was amazing. Greg & Linda Milne - May 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Well organised from start to finish 5
Loved Crusing Halong Bay and the cooking class in Hoi An. Kayleen Chipperfield - April 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Small group..diversity of itinerary..great guides..interesting countries 5
Cultural activities a great variety. Excellent guides with a broad knowledge which they were willing to share. The food, history and life experiences were excellent. Wendy Gibbons - March 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Experiences, scenery, food, the good company, wonderful memories 4
Highlights - Hoi An by night with all lanterns lit up Angkor Wat and vastness of the site. The cruise on Halong Bay and the traffic was unbelievable with the sheer number of motorbikes which don't appear to adhere to traffic lights. We had great tour guides and the group of 14 people were great company with lots of laughs. Julie Gale - March 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Different cultures food and scenery! 4
Fondest memories & highlights - meeting new friends and seeing the sights of Ha Long Bay, Hoi An and Angkor Wat and experiencing the different cities of Hanoi, Saigon and Phnom Penh. Jeanette Spagnolo - March 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Loved seeing and experiencing other countries without the hassles. 5
The accommodations were all high standard and a couple exceeded our expectations. The tour guides were organized and willing to assist with special requests. Each place visited was significantly different and the experiences ranged from exciting and enjoyable to confronting but that is what we expected. James Kennedy - March 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Excellent. Will be back for sure. 5
Highlights were the excellent accommodation, the flexible, informative and patient guides, Hoi An, Sapa, Chau Doc, Ben Tre, and especially the people and accommodation in Cambodia. Very special dinner at New Hope Cambodia. Everything went EXACTLY as per the travel itinerary. Thanks again. Bob Freestone - January 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Small group travel at its best - itinerary, guides, comfort and safety 5
Another wonderful day, another hotel, another room, another safe instructions to 'crack' and then there's Happy Hour. Relaxing, chatting and laughing. Discussing the day, what's next and where to eat tonight. It's the stimulation of being on the road, looking, listening and slowly understanding the complexities of the histories of Vietnam and Cambodia with a guide whose depth of knowledge is amazing. Dulcie & Geoff Dixon - January 2015
Vietnam & Cambodia Great value, people, tour guides and sightseeing. 4
I saw all the things I hoped to see. All guides were good but the one on Vietnam and also in Cambodia were excellent. They conversed well and made the trip go without any hitches. The guide in Vietnam spoke with great passion and enthusiasm. Highlights were Halong Bay in the mist, Angkor Wat and the killing fields. Peter Burns - December 2014
Vietnam & Cambodia Excellent. 5
Tai, our Vietnamese guide was exceptional and went out of his way to share his vast knowledge, find us local places to eat, provide us with local medication for our coughs and colds and keep us moving - all with good humour and efficiency. Maree Sarsfield - March 2014
Vietnam & Cambodia We really enjoyed being with a small group. 5
Saigon very interesting, Cu Chi and war museum brought home the horror the country and people have endured. Pete & Betty Leonard - November 2012
Vietnam & Cambodia Something different every day- very varied 4
Everything ran smoothly Appreciated programmed rest times, Loved Hoi An Genocide Museum and Killing fields in Phnom Penh very moving. Angkor Wat spectacular Trevor Miller - January 2014
Vietnam & Cambodia Terrific 5
Cuong was the best guide that I've come across - generous, well informed, English immaculate, made sure we were safe, great care & advice on where to dine Patricia Allen - May 2013
Vietnam & Cambodia Unbelievable 4
Cheong in particular was great. So easy going, helpful and proud of his country. Halong Bay, Hoi An and Angkor Wat beyond my dreams. Maureen Sullivan - May 2013
Vietnam & Cambodia OUTSTANDING 5
Halong Bay was a highlight, yet everything was so different to life in Australia. Kong helped us in understanding his country,the people and the chaotic traffic! Judy Laity - May 2013
Vietnam & Cambodia Best tour and group I've ever spent time with. 5
We had a fabulous group travelling with us, all participating in everything and laughs every day. Heather New - January 2013
Vietnam & Cambodia Everything was interesting 5
Everything was interesting. It was great to visit some places without as many tourists (eg the temple at Chau Doc) Kathy Wyatt - May 2013

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Unique Experiences!

  • Explore stately Hanoi
  • Cruise Halong Bay with its many breathtaking islands
  • Stay in the picturesque cities of Hoi An and Hue
  • Enjoy a fun Vietnamese cooking class
  • Sightseeing in Saigon
  • Tour the Cu Chi tunnels, a remnant of the Vietnam War
  • Overnight on the Mekong River
  • Visit the incredible ruins of Angkor Wat

Trip Info

Group Size

Min: 2 | Max: 18

Transportation

Coach, plane, cruise boat, longboat, sampan, riverboat

Tips

Total cost includes - Tour price will include a Tipping Made Easy amount of $155pp (until March 2016), $255pp (from April 2016) and $285pp (for Long Tan departure)

Tour Highlights

• Discover the many sides of bustling Hanoi • Cruise breathtaking Halong Bay • Wander the streets of charming Hoi An • Visit the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels • Spend a night cruising the Mekong River and observing daily life • See the poignant Killing Fields and Security Prison 21 in Phnom Penh • Explore the incredible temple ruins of Angkor

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This tour has a rating of 5 stars based on 25 reviews.