Holidays to Vietnam and Cambodia makes it possible to experience two of the most exciting countries in Southeast Asia. You get to explore Vietnam's treasures, including Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, before moving on to experience the fascinating culture and history in Phnom Penh as well as the famous temples of Angkor in Cambodia. By combining the very best highlights of both of these countries you visit some very magical locations that have the ability to give great memories.
• Experience modern Vietnam in Hanoi with the peaceful lakes, tree-lined boulevards and bustling markets
• Visit the magical destination of Halong Bay for the limestone pillars, grottos and floating villages
• Trek through the rice terraces in Sapa
• Enjoy a ride on the back of a motorbike through the old Imperial capital of Hue
• Cycle around the ancient town of Hoi An
• Relax on a decent beach resort in Mui Ne, Nha Trang or Phu Quoc
• Sample the exotic fish and fruits on a relaxing cruise of the Mekong Delta
• Enjoy a visit to the ever popular Phnom Penh in Cambodia and see the Choeung Ek Memorial and Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum
• Explore the must see sight of the famous Angkor temple which is rated as one of the premier sites in Southeast Asia
A visa is required for all tours to Vietnam and Cambodia. Even though it is possible to obtain the Visa on arrival it is usually easier to organize the paperwork before arriving in the country. Additionally, there are exceptions for certain countries, so it benefits to check the latest requirements prior to departure.
It is quite traditional to tip the driver and guide on the South East Asian tours. The tips for the driver or guide are often in the region of $5-$10 per day. However, tipping is not mandatory. You can tip more or less or nothing that depends on the service you receive.
Vietnam has opposing seasons throughout the country which means the climate can be drastically different in the North and South of Vietnam. However, this does mean that for the tourist there is always acceptable weather to experience a great holiday. In the North the weather can get cold in the winter months, but in the South the climate is more tropical and there is generally warm weather year-round.
Cambodia can have pleasant weather year-round and therefore any time can be great for the travel to Vietnam and Cambodia. The dry season takes place from November to May with the temperature warming up from around March onwards. But the best time for the tourist to visit is usually November to February when the climate is warm and sunny with much lower rainfall to make sightseeing a more enjoyable experience.
Many of the Vietnam and Cambodia tours start in the capital city of Hanoi to experience the highlights of the North before moving through the country to experience magnificent outdoor adventures with plenty of gastronomic delights, history and culture. It is possible to follow the coast and travel from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, which can include treks in Sapa with the hill tribes and explore the pristine beaches in the central areas of the country, while a visit to Dalat makes it possible to relax in cooler climes.
On reaching the North of Vietnam it is possible to progress to Cambodia to experience the vibrant cities, beautiful temples, offshore islands, pristine southern beaches and national parks. The capital city of Phnom Penh is rich in old-world charm and beautiful colonial architecture while also giving the opportunity to cruise on the mighty Mekong River. A short journey to Siem Reap makes a perfect gateway to the famous Angkor Temples which are highlights of a holiday to Cambodia and a must see destination to explore when ever visiting this country.
The private tours to Vietnam and Cambodia are a popular choice with tourists and make it possible to travel at your own pace and the itinerary can be tailored to match the specific needs of your family and friends. There are also the group tours, but they don't give the most personalized experience when travelling these magnificent countries. All of the tours include an English-speaking guide that has the ability to showcase the key sites and give as much assistance as required while travelling on the multi-country tours.
The short stay tours in Vietnam and Cambodia are a practical choice for those that want to really experience everything there is to see in a particular city over a limited period. This can include visiting one of Vietnam's greatest cities like Hanoi and admiring its colonial remnants or the city tour can be combined with natural beauty to include exploring the emerald waters of Halong Bay. Other great places to explore include the ever lively Ho Chi Minh City which is rich in grand architecture and history while the scenic Mekong Delta gives a great opportunity to watch on as the locals go about their everyday life. Most of the Cambodia and Vietnam tour packages include the guided sightseeing, transportation, airport transfers and accommodation to provide the more all-round package. If you only have a few days to explore the north or south of Vietnam then this is a perfect opportunity to see the must see sights.
The tailor made or customized holidays is the perfect solution for the tourist that wishes to pick and choose the preferred destinations to explore. By providing the personalized travel itinerary you get to explore the very best cities, rivers and beaches to help design the perfect Cambodia and Vietnam tour. With any of these trips it is possible to travel at your own pace to ensure that you get to see as much as you want while sightseeing. Additionally, for the tailor-made holidays it is possible to identify the preferred accommodation and the type of food to increase the ability to have the most enjoyable time that matches the specific requirements.