A Vietnam and Cambodia tour offers wide-ranging adventures that include plenty of places to explore and things to do. Travelers get to enjoy a variety of diverse attractions, such as visiting the high-octane city of Ho Chi Minh, enlightened by the temples, cathedrals, palaces and cave systems and gripped by the friendly nature of the locals and divine cuisine. Vietnam and Cambodia tour packages can combine free time and guided excursions to experience a completely exhilarating time.
Cruise the Mekong to get a first-hand view of the lush rice paddies along the banks, and relax on a junk boat in Ha Long Bay overnight. By crossing the border into Cambodia for a stay in the capital city of Phnom Penh, you get easy access to the town of Siem Reap and the ability to explore the ancient city of Angkor with its incredible complex of temples.
Travel to Vietnam and Cambodia and experience exhilarating tour highlights, including:
Ha Long Bay – cruise the emerald waters and view the breathtaking limestone peaks in this region of Southeast Asia
Hue – enjoy a river cruise and visit the historic temple Thien Mu Pagoda
Hoi An – explore this fascinating merchant's town that sits on the banks of the Thu Bon River
Ho Chi Minh City – the largest city in Vietnam and a perfect opportunity to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
Siem Reap – a perfect gateway to reach the awe-inspiring and iconic temple complex of Angkor
Whether it is admiring the awe-inspiring landscapes or exploring the urban culture, ruins, or beaches, there are endless things to do on a Vietnam Cambodia holiday.
Vietnam Cambodia travel
A well-planning and inspirational Vietnam and Cambodia tour combine the very best of both countries to fully open your eyes to the wonders of these delightful locations. Most of the tours travel through Vietnam from north to south before taking the short flight to the capital, Phnom Penh in Cambodia and moving on to Siem to explore the temples of Angkor.
Many of the Vietnam and Cambodia tour packages start in the capital city, Hanoi where it is possible to admire both the past and present. The old quarter is rich in narrow streets that include plenty of pagodas and tiny shops, while there is a rush of energy with the locals constantly on the move with their mopeds and bicycles. Other areas of this wonderful colonial city include grand public buildings, belle Epoque villas, tree lined avenues and an Opera house. For the family tours, there is also the opportunity to watch the skillful puppeteers put on traditional water puppet shows that include folk stories, music and fireworks.
Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay is a spectacular and extraordinary area to explore and an official UNESCO World Heritage site. A cruise on the emerald waters gives access to 1000’s of limestone outcrops and islands that have risen from the sea to give one of the greatest natural wonders. This cruise also makes it possible to visit the illuminated grottoes and caves in the local area.
Hue is a delightful town dominated by its immense Citadel, bisected by the serene Perfume River, and is the countries traditional center of education, culture and religion. Hue Imperial City gives access to the Palace of Supreme Harmony, which is an important site for official functions and ceremonies, and also the home of the emperor’s throne. Other attractions include the Emperor Tu Duc’s mausoleum which includes a theatre, pavilions and a large lake. Hue also has beautiful beach of Thuan An and Lang Co offering relaxing stay to enjoy your time at leisure during your holiday in Vietnam.
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City (formally called Saigon) is quite brash, boisterous and has a real zest for life. This city is a top stop for culinary delights and includes several high-end restaurants serving Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Italian and French options. A popular tourist attraction in Ho Chi Minh City is the well-known Cu Chi tunnels which is a network of underground tunnels that stretch 200+ km and includes kitchens, sleeping quarters, meeting rooms and hospitals. The tunnels were a base of operation for the Vietcong throughout the war with America. Other major sights to visit include the Reunification Palace, the cathedral and the colonial-style central post office. For those that like to shop, the lively Ben Thanh market is a great place to visit.
Mekong River Delta
Vietnam Cambodia Travel gives plenty of opportunity to travel in small boats and this includes exploring the Mekong River Delta and its many narrow canal routes. The river cruise can include a variety of stopping points such as a traditional village with the option to try several tropical fruits or visit Coconut Island that specializes in the production of local delicacies like coconut cakes and rice paper. A further great stop off includes the local restaurants that serve local dishes like the famous elephant ear fish.
Moving on to Cambodia
Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s lively capital is a short flight (about 55 minutes) from Ho Chi Minh City. While in the capital city it is possible to visit the fascinating National Museum, the majestic Royal Palace and the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. This building first started out as a school before being transformed into a notorious prison by the Khmer Rouge. Other points to stop at include the local markets to help get immersed in the Cambodian culture.
Phnom Penh is a short flight from the town of Siem Reap, which is the gateway to the ancient city of Angkor and its remarkable complex of temples. The visit to these temples is one of the most appealing aspects of the Vietnam and Cambodia tour. Angkor was at its height of popularity throughout the 9th to 15 centuries when it is believed to have one million plus inhabitants. The incredible preservation of the city and temples make it a must-see place to visit when in Southeast Asia. The temple of Bayon is one of its most remarkable sites while there is also the 300-foot wide moat and five monumental gates to admire. Other temples to explore includes the colossal Angkor Wat, which is one of the largest-standing religious structures that can be seen anywhere in the world.