Discover Vietnam and Cambodia by river and land.
Experience the culture and traditions of Vietnam & Cambodia on an in-depth, luxury journey with APT. Venture into the remote hillsides of Sapa, cruise Ha Long Bay, and meander the Mekong River by at a most relaxed pace.
25 Day Vietnam and Cambodia Grand Tour - Hanoi to Siem Reap
- Tour code: VEMR25
- Duration: 25 Days
- Departure City: Hanoi
- Return City: Siem Reap
Prices and Dates
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|15 Jul 2019||09 Aug 2019||$11,936||get quote|
|29 Jul 2019||23 Aug 2019||$11,936||get quote|
|12 Aug 2019||06 Sep 2019||$11,936||get quote|
|26 Aug 2019||20 Sep 2019||$12,033||get quote|
|09 Sep 2019||04 Oct 2019||$12,033||get quote|
|23 Sep 2019||18 Oct 2019||$12,129||get quote|
|07 Oct 2019||01 Nov 2019||$12,129||get quote|
|21 Oct 2019||15 Nov 2019||$12,129||get quote|
|04 Nov 2019||29 Nov 2019||$12,129||get quote|
|18 Nov 2019||13 Dec 2019||$12,370||get quote|
|13 Jan 2020||07 Feb 2020||$12,033||get quote|
|27 Jan 2020||21 Feb 2020||$12,129||get quote|
|10 Feb 2020||06 Mar 2020||$12,129||get quote|
|24 Feb 2020||20 Mar 2020||$12,129||get quote|
|09 Mar 2020||03 Apr 2020||$12,129||get quote|
|23 Mar 2020||17 Apr 2020||$12,129||get quote|
Day By Day
Day 1 Arrive Hanoi
On arrival in Hanoi, you’ll be transferred to your hotel. Later this evening, you’ll get to know your fellow travellers and your local guide during an informal gathering.
Day 2 Hanoi, Sapa
Rise early this morning and transfer by coach to the ancient township of Sapa, a quiet and visually stunning mountain town located in north-western Vietnam. A magical combination of breathtaking landscapes, ethnic cultures and bracing mountain air, the alpine village of Sapa has been a gathering spot for hundreds of years. Here, local hill tribes buy and sell household products, embroidery and handicrafts. A captivating mix of dramatic mountainscapes and colourful hilltribes, life here has remained unchanged for centuries. This evening after your guided walking tour, enjoy a delicious dinner with fellow travellers.
Day 3 Sapa
Layered upon the slopes of an emerald green valley, Sapa is more than a peaceful piece of Vietnam. Today, set off on a soft trekking tour to nearby Ta Phin, a picturesque village that’s home to the Red Dao people. Later this afternoon, head to Sau Chua village, a region that retains many traditions of rural Vietnamese village life, and is home to the Black Hmong people. Take in the winding trails across the hillside and be rewarded with breathtaking views of the mountains, rice fields and surrounding valleys. Tonight, return to your hotel for dinner.
Day 4 Sapa, Hanoi
Travel by coach back to Hanoi this morning where an afternoon of leisure awaits. Perhaps spend some time exploring the streets like a local, or simply relax at your hotel.
Day 5 Hanoi
With a free day on the cards, perhaps you’ll choose to enjoy a restful morning before stepping out to explore the city at your own pace. You might even like to try the local drink of choice - a refreshing Vietnamese iced coffee served with sweet condensed milk. This evening meet your APT Tour Director over a Welcome Briefing and Dinner.
Day 6 Hanoi
A guided tour of Hanoi will take you to the city’s most famous historic and cultural sites. Then, explore more of this vibrant city on your selected Freedom of Choice activity.
Day 7 Hanoi, Ha Long Bay
Farewell Hanoi as you travel by coach to Ha Long for your Signature Experience cruise. Enjoy lunch on board, as you traverse through the stunning scenery of Ha Long Bay. Later on, tour the World Heritage-listed Sung Sot Cave with its thousands of beautiful stalactites. Relax on board during dinner this evening.
Day 8 Ha Long Bay
Perhaps enjoy tai chi on the sun deck. After breakfast, your ship will sail towards Bai Tu Long Bay, cruising past the floating villages of Cua Van and Vung Vieng before visiting Cong Dam fishing village by bamboo boat or kayak. After lunch, arrive at Cat Ba Island to visit the Cat Ba National Park and Viet Hai Village. Here, explore the sights of the island by bike.
Day 9 Ha Long Bay, Hanoi, Da Nang, Hoi An
This morning, cruise beside the Surprise Grotto and Titov Island. The stunning islands, a slow creation of humid weather and tectonic activity, are a beautiful sight to be greeted with. After breakfast, disembark and transfer to Hanoi airport for your included flight to Da Nang. Upon arrival, take a scenic coach ride to the historic city of Hoi An. Arrive at your five-star hotel situated on the banks of the Thu Bon River. Here you will enjoy three relaxing nights amid Art Nouveau-inspired surrounds.
Day 10 Hoi An
This morning, set out on your chosen Freedom of Choice activity. Perhaps take a walking tour of Hoi An, enjoy an eco-tour of the surrounding countryside, or join an enchanting bicycle tour. Alternatively, head to the city’s finest tailors to be fitted for a complimentary shirt or blouse, or enjoy some rest and relaxation during an indulgent spa treatment. With the afternoon then at your leisure, perhaps explore more of bustling Hoi An. Tonight, enjoy a tantalising dinner at one of the city’s restaurants.
Day 11 Hoi An
You can experience the true personality of a city at its markets, and Hoi An is no exception. Enjoy a Signature Experience over lunch before an afternoon and evening at leisure.
Day 12 Hoi An, Hue
Your journey continues towards Hue as you travel past the towering Marble Mountains, a cluster of five marble and limestone hills located south of Da Nang. Cross the Hai Van Pass, one of the country’s most scenic and stunning hillside roads, as you continue on your way. Upon arrival, enjoy lunch in a lush garden restaurant before visiting Hue’s impressive Imperial Citadel and the tallest pagoda in Vietnam, the historic seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda. Tonight, be treated to an indulgent Emperor Feast, featuring sumptuous royal-inspired Vietnamese cuisine unique to this region.
Day 13 Hue, Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
After breakfast this morning, transfer to the airport for your included flight to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon). Check in to your luxurious hotel and enjoy the rest of the day to explore this fascinating city at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a delicious dinner at your hotel.
Day 14 Ho Chi Minh City, Long Tan OR Cu Chi Tunnels
Today choose from two Signature Experiences. This evening, another Signature Experience awaits over dinner.
Day 15 Ho Chi Minh City, My Tho, Embark Ship
Select one of our Freedom of Choice activities today. Later, transfer to My Tho to embark your ship. Tonight, enjoy an exclusive Luke Nguyen Welcome Dinner with your fellow guests.
Day 16 Cai Be, Sa Dec
Step ashore in Cai Be to visit the French Gothic cathedral and a local rice paper manufacturer. Enjoy lunch back on board as you cruise towards Sa Dec. Here, enjoy a boat ride, then visit a Cao Dai temple.
Day 17 Tan Chau, Evergreen Island, Border Crossing
Take a small boat along the tiny tributaries that snake around Tan Chau, then step ashore for a rickshaw tour through the village and visit a silk and rattan workshop. Visit an evergreen island, then perhaps attend a fruit-carving demonstration.
Day 18 Phnom Penh
You may like to rise early to take in Phnom Penh’s river promenade as your ship nears the capital. Disembark and enjoy a Freedom of Choice inclusion.
Day 19 Phnom Penh, Koh Chen
This morning, you can relax aboard your ship or discover the city’s attractions on your own. Later today, cruise to Koh Chen, a small village specialising in copperware.
Day 20 Oudong, Kampong Tralach
Disembark and set off by coach on a morning tour of the graceful town of Oudong. Visit the monastery for a special Buddhist blessing experience before continuing to Kampong Tralach and visiting the Wat Kampong Tralach Pleu pagoda. Later, take an ox cart through rice fields back to your river ship.
Day 21 Kampong Chhnang
Enjoy a boat excursion into the wetlands near Kampong Chhnang. Then return to your ship and head towards Prek K’dam. This evening, enjoy a delicious Farewell Dinner on board your ship.
Day 22 Prek K’dam, Disembark Ship, Siem Reap
Disembark at Prek K’dam and transfer to your hotel. Then, head to World Heritage-listed Angkor Archaeological Park to visit Angkor Thom and the 12th-century temple, Bayon.
Day 23 Siem Reap
After your Signature Experience, enjoy a guided tour of this impressive temple, then return to your hotel for breakfast. This afternoon, explore the temple of Ta Prohm and visit ‘Opportunities of Development thru Art’ (ODA).
Day 24 Siem Reap
Embark on your selected activity today. Tonight, take in an Apsara dance performance, once reserved for the royal family’s entertainment, before a memorable Farewell Dinner.
Day 25 Depart Siem Reap
Enjoy breakfast this morning in Siem Reap. You might like to take the time to converse with fellow travellers about all the special moments you have shared. Afterwards, say farewell to your Tour Director and other travellers, and transfer to the airport for your onward flight.