Two girls riding a bike in the Old Quarter of Hanoi

Real Experience Cambodia and Vietnam Tour

cht-vt-03: Real Experience Cambodia and Vietnam Tour
From: $1129

Both great UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Angkor Wat in Cambodia and Halong Bay in Vietnam lure for travelers with a heart for real experience.


  • Admire the artful details of Angkor Wat and learn about the story of a bomb-removing expert in Siem Reap
  • Enjoy a splendid Apsara Dance Show
  • Explore lifestyles of the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • Cruising in Halong Bay and have a sweet dream in a stary night

What's Included

  • Entrance to scenic spots listed in the itinerary
  • All internal flights as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Private English-speaking guide and driver service throughout the tour
  • Lunches mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Private transfers between the airport/train/bus station, attractions, and hotels

Itinerary map

map of real experience Cambodia and Vietnam tour

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1 Siem Reap Arrival

Fly to Siem Reap to start your holiday. Upon arrival in Siem Reap, you will be warmed by your tour guide's smile. Transfer to hotel and free at leisure.

2 nights at Tara Angkor Hotel (4-star) / Angkor Village Hotel (5-star)

Day 2 Siem Reap Angkor Wat Wonder
Stone face of Angkor Thom in Siem Reap Angkor Thom

Siem Reap is pretty easy to zoom in and out. To make the best of your time, we will visit the most essential part of the Angkor Wat Complex, namely Angkor Wat, a textbook temple for Angkorian art; Angkor Thom, learn about the stories of the Khmer Kingdom; capture the Smile of Angkor at Bayon Temple and walk under the giant thress of Ta Prohm.

Get back to town center after the tour and attand an Apsara Dance Show at Por Cuisine.

Day 3 Siem Reap Less-Seen Highlights and Fly to Hanoi
Beautiful carving of a female fairy in Bantey Srei of Siem Reap Fairy carving of Bantey Srei

Early morning before 8am is the best time to visit the less-seen yet stunningly beautiful temple of Bantey Srei. This small temple is distinguish in style and your local tour guide will share some interesting stories related.

Learn about Mr. Aki Ra's life in Cambodia Landmine Museum. Back in the time of Khmer Rouge, he was trained as a bomb planter and now, together with his team, he's dedicating in making Cambodia a bomb-less country. The last stop of today is the tree-capped Beng Meala.
Transfer to the airport and fly to Hanoi.

2 nights at Hanoi Pearl Hotel (4-star)/ Apricot Hotel Hanoi (5-star)

Day 4 Hanoi City Tour
View of the Hoan Kiem Lake in Hanoi Hoan Kiem Lake of Hanoi

This morning, you will exchange insights with your local tour guide at Vietnam Museum of Ethnology. Later, learn the mind-provoking history at Hoa Lo Prison before lunch at a local restaurant.

Noisy, bustling and crowded, the capital city of Vietnam strikes people with its strong vibe. However, what's more interesting is the way people live. Today you will get to know the city better by visits to Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter before the last stop at Dong Xuan Market .

Day 5Hanoi to Halong Bay, Halong Bay Cruise
Visit a floating village of Halong Bay Floating village of Halong Bay

After breakfast, transfer to another UNESCO World Heritage Site, Halong Bay. Board on the cruise and free your mind and body in the ocean breeze.

Itineraries differ for each cruise, but you will probably visit: Cua Van Fishing Village, Vung Vieng Fishing Village, Me Cung Caves, Virgin Cave, and Surprise Cave, as well as passing some small islets, such as Flight Cock Islet, Human Head Islet, and Toad Islet and etc. Some cruises also include a cooking class at night and a taichi lesson in the morning.

1 nights on Halong Bay Paloma Cruise (4-star)/ Paradise Luxury Cruise (5-star)

Day 6Halong Bay to Hanoi,Hanoi Free Time

The cruise will end in the early afternoon. Transfer back to your hotel in Hanoi and free time afterwards.

1 night at Hanoi Pearl Hotel (4-star)/ Apricot Hotel Hanoi (5-star)

Day 7 Hanoi Departure

Enjoy some free time in Hoi An. Later, transfer to Danang and fly to the capital Hanoi. Check in and have the rest of today free at leisure.

Trip Notes

1. Visas

Travelers may apply Visa-On-Arrival at the airports of Siem Reap and Hanoi. Cambodia visa, USD30 per person; Vietnam visa, USD25 per person. (Updated July 12th, 2016)

2. Tailoring Your Tour

This tour is very flexible. You can alter the itinerary, extend or shorten it to suit your price, interest, and schedule. If you would like to book the hotels on your own, we can remove the hotel cost from quotation. Please inform your travel advisor about your preference.

3. Booking Procedure:

Step 1: Submit your name, email address and traveling dates for the tour. The price may vary according to the location of your hotel.
Step 2: Choose to make payment via PayPal and your request will be listed as our top priority. We guarantee a 100% refund if you are not satisfied.
Step 3: Receive a reply within 24 hours. The tour will be tailor-made to meet your requirements and the booking confirmed.
Step 4: Enjoy the tour!

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5. Cancellation Policy:

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