Tour through Vietnam and Cambodia with a beach (3 weeks)

In three weeks you will see the most important places of Vietnam and Cambodia. You usually stay in the same place for several days and thus have enough time to deal with the history and culture of the region. In between you make a detour to Cambodia to visit the famous temples of Angkor Wat. These temples are one of the most impressive sights in Asia and are sometimes referred to as the 8th wonder of the world. At the end of the trip you can relax for a few days on a beautiful sandy beach.

Highlights

  • Boat tour in Halong Bay
  • The royal city of Hue and the picturesque old town of Hoi An
  • The world famous temples of Angkor Wat (UNESCO World Heritage site and wonder of the world)
  • Backstreet tour in Saigon through residential areas away from the center
  • Round trip through the Mekong Delta with a private boat
  • Beach vacation on a dreamy tropical island.

Detailed travel program: Vietnam and Cambodia with beach (pdf)

 

Further possible round trips:
Vietnam classic (2W) | Vietnam complete (3W) | Indochina Round Trip (4W)

 

Private trip "Vietnam and Cambodia with beach" (3 weeks)

Day 1: Departure from Zurich
Private trip "Vietnam and Cambodia with beach" (3 weeks)

Day 2: Arrival in Hanoi
Private trip "Vietnam and Cambodia with beach" (3 weeks)
Overnight: La Siesta Hotel & Spa (Deluxe room category)

Day 3: Hanoi Day Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
The tour starts at your hotel at around 8 a.m. First, your guide will take you to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Close to the mausoleum is the One Pillar Pagoda, one of Hanoi's landmarks, and the Presidential Palace. In the afternoon you visit the large ethnological museum in Hanoi, the temple of literature and the old town with the Hoan Kiem lake.
Overnight: La Siesta Hotel & Spa (Deluxe room category)

Day 4: Hanoi - Halong Bay (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
You start in Hanoi at around 8 a.m. and arrive at Halong Bay around noon (travel time around 4 hours). You check in on the boat on which you will be spending the next few days. The Au Cu Cruise is one of the few boats in Halong Bay that specializes in the 3-day tour.
The boat will take you to the most beautiful places in Halong Bay. You see the bizarre limestone landscape, beaches and caves. The boat offers additional activities such as tai chi lessons and the like. You will be served by the English-speaking crew.
Overnight: Au Co Cruise (Deluxe Balcony Cabin)

Day 5: Halong Bay (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
The boat takes you to beaches, caves, floating villages, pearl farms and other attractions in Halong Bay. Swimming and kayaking are available in some locations. The program will be adjusted a little depending on the weather conditions.
Overnight: Au Co Cruise (Deluxe Balcony Cabin)

Tag 6: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Hue (Brunch)
You will be back at the port before noon, where your personal driver will be waiting for you. The drive back to Hanoi takes about 4 hours. You arrive in Hanoi in the afternoon. In the evening you fly on to Hue. A driver will meet you at the airport and take you to your hotel.
Overnight stay: Scarlett Boutique (room category The Rhett)

Private trip "Vietnam and Cambodia with beach" (3 weeks)
Today visit the major attractions around Hue: the tomb of Khai Dinh, the Thien Mu pagoda in the East of the city, and the old Royal Town ("imperial city") with artfully restored palaces. A dragon boat takes you back to your hotel.
Overnight stay: Scarlett Boutique (room category The Rhett)

Private trip "Vietnam and Cambodia with beach" (3 weeks)
After breakfast drive along beaches and rice paddies to the Hai Van pass ("cloud pass"). There you can enjoy the views over the coast and continue until Hoi (journey time approx. 4 h). You come in the early afternoon in Hoi an at.
Your guide will take you through the city and shows you the most beautiful sights such as the Japanese bridge and the Chinese assembly halls. Beautifully Hoi an is in the evening: many restaurants are decorated with colored lanterns, which reflected picturesquely in the river.
Overnight: Ann Retreat Resort & Spa (room category Grand Deluxe)

Private trip "Vietnam and Cambodia with beach" (3 weeks)
Today you will do a cooking class (small group tour). You will visit the local market where you will shop for the food for the cooking class. A boat takes you on a 20-minute drive to the Red Bridge cooking school in green surroundings. There you will learn how to prepare some traditional dishes. Afterwards you will be served lunch where you will eat, among other things, the dishes that you have prepared yourself. The boat will take you back to central Hoi An. The rest of the afternoon is at your own disposal.
Overnight: Ann Retreat Resort & Spa (room category Grand Deluxe)

Day 10: Hoi An Rice Farmer or Fisherman Tour (Breakfast, Lunch)
You can choose between a rice farmer or a fishing tour. These are both half-day tours, a combined day tour with both is also possible.
Fishing tour: You will drive to local fishermen and learn how to catch fish in the river with small and large nets. Afterwards, take a traditional basket boat through an impressive forest of water coconut palms.
Rice Farmer Tour: You cycle from your hotel along rice fields to Mr. Nhi's farm. There you will be given farming equipment and Mr. Nhi will show you how to grow rice the traditional way. You can then work the field with the help of a water buffalo and a plow.
Overnight: Ann Retreat Resort & Spa (room category Grand Deluxe)

Day 11: Danang - Siem Reap (breakfast, lunch)
After breakfast, your guide will take you to Danang, the third largest city in Viet Nam (journey time approx. 30 min). You can visit several attractions such as the marble mountains, the newly built bridge of dragons and a local Cham Museum. The flight to Saigon, and from there, take an onward flight to Siem Reap. In Siem Reap, they are picked up at the airport and taken to your hotel.
Overnight: Angkor Village Hotel (room category Water View)

Private trip "Vietnam and Cambodia with beach" (3 weeks)
Your guide will pick you up and show you the most beautiful Khmer temples in the Angkor temple district. In the morning, when there aren't that many people, visit the most famous and largest temple: Angkor Wat. After lunch you will visit other temples in the Angkor Thom district, such as the Bayon with hundreds of Buddha faces, Ta Phrom and Baphuon.
Overnight: Angkor Village Hotel (room category Water View)

Private trip "Vietnam and Cambodia with beach" (3 weeks)
From Siem Reap you drive to Banteay Srei, approx. 20 km away, a special temple which is particularly famous for its filigree stone decorations. On the way back you stop at Ta Som Temple, which is overgrown with gigantic tree roots. After lunch you will visit the floating villages of Tonle Sap, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. Take a motorboat through a village with houses and schools that are built entirely on boats.
Overnight: Angkor Village Hotel (room category Water View)

Day 14: Siem Reap - Saigon - Cu Chi Tunnels (breakfast, lunch)
Tomorrow your guide will take you to the airport where you will catch your flight to Saigon. In Saigon, your guide will pick you up at the airport and drive you straight to the famous Cu Chi tunnels. This is where the Viet Cong warriors hid from the bombing of the US troops during the Vietnam War. Arrive at your hotel in Saigon city center in the late afternoon.
Overnight: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside (room category Premier Riverview)

Day 15: Saigon City Tour, Saigon Food Tour (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Your guide will show you the main attractions in central Saigon. In the morning you visit the Ben Thanh Market and take a walk through the city center to the famous shopping street "Dong Khoi". There the guide will show you the Notre Dame Cathedral, the colonial post office and the Reunification Palace. After lunch you will visit the War Museum and see how the Vietnamese typically shop at a local wet market.
In the evening you go on a Saigon Food Tour: young Vietnamese take you to local restaurants. You sit in the back seat of the mopeds and experience Saigon through the eyes of the locals!
Overnight: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside (room category Premier Riverview)

Day 16: Saigon Backstreet Tour and Chinatown (Breakfast, Lunch)
Today you see the authentic life in Saigon away from the main tourist routes. In the morning, the guide will take you to Nguyen Thien Thuat Street (District 3), where you will take a walk through small side streets. You stop at the Ban Co Market and eat “chè”, the traditional Vietnamese dessert. You drive to Chau Van Liem Street (District 5), where mainly traditional Chinese medicine is sold, and take a cyclo-tour through the side streets of Chinatown.
Overnight: Liberty Central Saigon Riverside (room category Premier Riverview)

Day 17: Private boat tour in the Mekong Delta (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
Your guide will take you to My Tho in the Mekong Delta (approx. 2 hours drive). You move into your private boat in sampan style. You have your own room, shower / toilet and a nice lounge. The entire boat as well as the crew (cook, captain, service staff) are at your disposal during the entire voyage. The boat goes from My Tho to Ben Tre, the area in the Mekong Delta with the most beautiful landscapes. You'll see palm groves and mangrove forests, and occasionally climb ashore to visit local workshops.
Accommodation: private boat for 2 persons

Day 18: Mekong Delta - Saigon - Phu Quoc (breakfast)
After breakfast on the boat you will visit a local wet market, a workshop where coconut is processed and take a bike tour. Then your Mekong trip ends, you drive back to Saigon to the airport and take the flight to Phu Quoc. There you will be picked up and taken to your hotel directly on the beach.
Overnight stay: Cassia Cottage (room category Modern Premium)

Day 19-21: Beach vacation in Phu Quoc (breakfast)
You relax on the beach at your resort. Your hotel is located on a central stretch of beach and there are many dining options nearby. In the evening we recommend visiting the Night Market in the city of Duong Dong, where you will find countless small restaurants with fresh seafood.
3 nights: Cassia Cottage (Modern Premium room category)

Day 22: Phu Quoc - Saigon, departure from Saigon (breakfast)
A driver will take you to the airport for the flight to Saigon. In Saigon you will be picked up at the airport and taken to the Ibis Hotel right next to the airport, where a room is available for you and you can use the hotel infrastructure (spa, lounge, gym, etc.). About 2 hours before departure, take the Ibis shuttle bus to the terminal.

Arrival in Zurich the next morning

Price: CHF 6720 per person → for price overview

 

Im tour price includes:

  • Overnight stay in a double room (usually 4-star hotels)
  • Meals as specified in the detailed programme
  • Domestic flights
  • Transfer in air-conditioned private car
  • English-speaking guides (German on request)
  • Entrance fees to attractions
  • Usual tips for guide and driver

 

Not included

  • International flights
  • Visa fees
  • Personal expenses for drinks / snacks in between