Vietnam and Cambodia tour is a good idea for all types of tourists from couple to family and group. The fact is that Vietnam and Cambodia are the best countries to travel in Indochina because of its outstanding natural and historical values that you can’t find in other parts of the world. Even your duration is short or long, you can easily plan your holiday to Vietnam and Cambodia with different but interesting tourist sites. As below, you can see some travel tips that may be useful for you to have a life-time Vietnam and Cambodia holiday:
1/ Best time to travel: From October to April are best months to travel to Vietnam and Cambodia which are dry season with lowest rainfall and cool weather.
2/ International flights: It is very easy to book suitable international flights for your Vietnam and Cambodia holiday as there are many international airports in both Vietnam and Cambodia such as: Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh, Danang International Airport, Siem Reap International Airport & Phnom Penh International Airport in Cambodia. If it is easier and cheaper for you to book international flights to and from Vietnam, you can start the tour in Hanoi or Ho Chi Minh and take flight to Siem Reap from Danang, then take flight back from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh or Hanoi.
3/ Duration: Shortest duration for a Vietnam and Cambodia vacation should not be less than 10 days or your trip will be very tight and you don’t have enough time to discover each destination. It is advised to start your Vietnam and Cambodia tour in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh or Siem Reap in order that it will be easier for you to book internal flights as well as covering the best destinations. For a honeymoon tour to Vietnam and Cambodia, you can arrange a perfect end in the South of Vietnam with Phu Quoc or Mui Ne which are the 2 best beaches in Vietnam.
4/ Best places to see: For classic tours to Vietnam and Cambodia, it is advised to visit to Hanoi, Halong bay, Hue, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh, Mekong Delta and Siem Reap. For adventure tours, you can add trekking in Sapa mountainous areas. Or you can add Nha Trang beach, Phu Quoc beach, Mui Ne beach if you want to do a relaxation tour.
5/ Accommodation: Hotels for your Vietnam and Cambodia holiday are diversified from budget to luxury that will surely meet your demands. However, some hotels are quite old and in not good location. Then you should check clearly its addresses and opening time or you can easily check its rates on Tripadvisor.
6/ Currencies: Tourism is now too much developed in both Vietnam and Cambodia that you can easily pay by USD for hotels, restaurants, flight tickets or shopping stores. But you should prepare also some local currencies to pay for small amounts such as tips for housekeeping, servants, taxi… For big amounts, you can use credit cards as they are always available in big cities like Hanoi, Danang, Ho Chi Minh, Siem Reap & Phnom Penh.
7/ Other notes: You can use your cell-phone with Vietnam and Cambodia sim-cards which are very cheap and easy. Then you can make reservation at local restaurants or call taxi or check the hotel addresses or just if you need a help from your tour guide or tour agent.