When planning trips many travelers want to include at least 2 countries on their routes. The tour combination Vietnam – Cambodia is of particular interest for lovers of multi-country travels, as the movement between countries is pretty convenient, but the travel experience is completely different. So it can be the best choice for those who want to spend a holiday in Vietnam Tour and Cambodia.
10 Days Vietnam Tour
This is perhaps the best tour and itinerary in Vietnam tour for lovers of “non-pop” travel.
The rhythm of this tour is quite relaxed, along the route there are many different interesting places and beach stops. Travel Duration – 10 Days
More details: Best of Vietnam Tour and Travel Package
For many tourists, Hanoi is just the starting point for a Vietnam tour. Not far from the capital is the world-famous Ha Long Bay (Ha Long), from where travelers go to the mountain town of Sapa, to the beaches of the island of Katba, national reserves of the north of the country, or continue their journey through Asia to Laos.
However, Hanoi is not only the political capital of the country but also the cultural center of Vietnam, full of attractions. The unhurried spirit of ancient exotic Asia and modern business bustle have mixed here. A crazy stream of countless motorcycles flows through the river between ancient monuments, temples, and memories of the recent history of Vietnam, and authentic cycle rickshaws ride tourists along with the modern buildings of shopping centers. This is a place where you can wander for hours in circles around the same place – the famous lake of the “Returned Sword” – and constantly see something new. Therefore, to visit the north of Vietnam and not visit Hanoi is simply impossible, so it would be the first city on our Vietnam tour.
Danang is a developed resort city with excellent beaches. In general, the beaches here are some of the best in Vietnam, and in 2005, Forbes magazine even included them among the most attractive in the world. The main city beach of We Khe stretches for six kilometers in the city, and another 20 kilometers beyond. And throughout this length of sand, palm trees, and the almost complete absence of vacationers.
In addition to being a beach resort, this is also one of the most modern and developing cities in Vietnam. The image of the city is very different from other resort cities of the country, and even from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. There are very wide streets and modern buildings, and there are even sidewalks and embankments, on which you can actually walk slowly, and not zigzag around countless shops and parked motorcycles. In just a few years, modern skyscrapers of hotels have grown on multi-kilometer wastelands along the city beach, a modern amusement park has opened, and large shopping centers have been launched. And at night, Danang dazzles guests with the bright lights of modern architectural wonders – Da Nang bridges, which are so proud of the locals, and decorated with illuminated skyscrapers. And once a year, at the end of April, Danang surprises guests with the colors of exploding lights, because the annual festival and competition of fireworks is held here. We are sure that you will really enjoy this city on the 10 days Vietnam tour.
More than any other place in Vietnam, Hoi An retains the atmosphere of past centuries and is a favorite destination for tourists. In 1999, Hoi An was recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site as an example of the trading city of Southeast Asia from the 15th to 19th centuries.
Hoi An is sometimes called the open-air museum city. To date, there are 844 officially recognized buildings of historical significance in Hoi An. Among them are ancient Chinese houses, Chama temples, shops, public buildings, graves. Here you will spend hours walking around the ancient quarters of the city, exploring the numerous meeting rooms of Chinese communities, charming ancestral homes, some of which have already been the fifteenth generation of the same family. It is safe to say that Hoi An is one of the most romantic resorts in Vietnam tour. The city is also famous for its traditional and souvenir shops, a large number of sewing workshops.
You will not stay here without a great beach holiday. Hoi An’s beaches are a few kilometers from the city center, but it is easy to get there by bike or motorcycle, taxi or free shuttle. And you can generally stay in one of the hotels of Hoi An on the beach. The quality of the beaches here is on top. They are sandy, not crowded and very clean. In some places, along the beaches near the water, palm trees lean, and in some places beautiful casuarina trees. Here, right on the beaches, the real round fishing boats of the Vietnamese with gear are stored.
Another type of vacation in Hoi An is diving. Of course, you will not find diving in the city itself, but on the nearby Cham Island there is a whole diving school, and the prices are among the lowest in the world.
Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Some people think that tourists visiting Vietnam are divided into those who love Hanoi and those who love Ho Chi Minh. This is probably true, and you can only understand what category you belong to when you visit there and there.
Ho Chi Minh City (Ho Chi Minh city) – the official name of the city since 1976. This name is used mainly in official documents, signs, addresses, and schedules. And for the population of Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City is still the good old Saigon, and almost no one uses the new name in colloquial speech.
Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Vietnam (more than 8 million inhabitants according to Wikipedia) and the economic capital of the country (about 300 thousand enterprises). For many tourists arriving here, Saigon may seem like a boring industrial city, few people linger here. But there are those who deliberately stop in Saigon to plunge into its hustle, wander around shopping centers and walk through the rows of Ben Thanh market, visit numerous parks and squares, spend carefree evenings in cafes, restaurants, and bars in the tourist area. There are also several historical monuments, famous places, museums, and temples. Images of exoticism and ordinary life are present everywhere – street markets where they bargain and make deals, sidewalk cafes whose stereo speakers fill the surrounding streets with music; clean new pubs where tourists chat over a beer with peanuts and a huge bowl of Pho soup.
Chu Chi Tunnels
Chu Chi Tunnels has been variously called: Chu Chi Tunnels, Cu Chi Tunnels, Ku Ti Tunnels or Kuti Tunnels.
Another interesting place in Vietnam tour – the small village of Chu Chi, which took its name from rubber, would remain one of the inconspicuous villages in which the American troops carried out “actions to clean up the area” if it were not for the amazing stubbornness and hard work of local residents. The tunnel system they created, part of which even has several “floors,” includes countless entrances, living quarters, warehouses, weapons workshops, field hospitals, command centers, and kitchens. 4-meter-high brickwork has been laid over the main tunnel.
Tall American soldiers could not penetrate the labyrinths, and those who succeeded were met with numerous traps – so units returned from there. Today, the Ku Chi tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving a unique opportunity to get acquainted with the underground life of Vietnamese partisans.
The tunnels for tourists are equipped with a museum complex. It is a network of underground passages and sections of some interior spaces with sculptural mock-ups depicting the everyday life of Vietnamese soldiers. For the convenience of visiting the territory for tourists, there are huts where you can sit down, have a bite and watch the video chronicle of the times of the Vietnam War.
The main attraction of the complex is the manually dug underground tunnels, during the war they could accommodate up to 16 thousand people. At a depth of 10-15 m, the premises of the barracks, operating rooms, ammunition storage facilities and workshops for their production, as well as training classes and headquarters, have been preserved.
Those who wish can try to squeeze into narrow (60 to 120 cm wide) passages, but only miniature people with complexion, like the Vietnamese, can do it. Inside it is dark and stuffy – it is contraindicated for people with claustrophobia.
The partisans defended their tunnels as they could: they were inaccessible to large American soldiers, moreover, they were perfectly disguised and protected by traps and traps. On the surface, there is a whole collection of such devices.
To better immerse yourself in the atmosphere of hostilities, you can shoot in the local shooting range from different weapons, even from a machine gun.
If you are staying in Saigon you can take the Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour, duration of about 4-6 hours.
The magnificent Mekong Delta is the place where you can most fully experience the exotic of Vietnamese life. Broken into a thousand sleeves before entering the sea, the Mekong for Vietnam is about the same as the Nile for Egypt – the cradle of civilization, the breadwinner of numerous coastal inhabitants (about 17 million) and one of the most powerful magnets for tourists. The number of impressions received here would be enough, perhaps, for a week of leisurely sailing in the junk along the sleeves and channels.
The Mekong Delta occupies the “tail” of Vietnam – a vast region at the southwestern tip of the country, whose area is about 39 thousand square meters. km, most of which is cut with sleeves and channels. In the east is the city of Ho Chi Minh City, so excursions to the Mekong Delta are extremely popular among tourists and among residents.
The history of the settlement of the Mekong Delta began in the prehistoric period – archaeological finds indicate that a developed culture existed here already in the 1st century BC. Over the course of subsequent history, the delta has repeatedly become the subject of controversy between neighboring states – Laos and Cambodia, but as a result remained in the possession of Vietnam, becoming a popular destination for excursions and one of the best place to visit in our Vietnam tour.
15 Days Grand Tour to Vietnam and Cambodia
You will make the same way from the Best of Vietnam Tour and will also visit the most beautiful places in Cambodia.
A great route for those who want to spend two weeks (15 days) and in Asia and visit the most interesting places in Vietnam and Cambodia. From the northern beauties of Vietnam tour – across the coast to the south and further to Cambodia.
More details: 15 Days Grand Tour to Vietnam and Cambodia
Siem Reap and Angkor Wat Tour
Siem Reap is the most touristic and most visited city in Cambodia. It is here that tourists stop by visiting the famous temple complex of Angkor Wat, which is located several kilometers from the city. Siem Reap is a city with a population of about 200 thousand people, most of whom are engaged in tourism. About 2 million tourists come to Siem Reap annually who want to see with their own eyes one of the unofficial wonders of the world, which is why the city is developing rapidly (by Cambodian standards) – new hotels, restaurants, etc. are being built.
All conditions have been created for tourists in the city: there are many comfortable hotels and cheap guesthouses, shops, markets, travel agencies, spa salons and even a block with bars, restaurants, and the famous Pub Street. In Siem Reap, all conditions have been created so that tourists could visit the famous temples in the morning and afternoon, then relax in the pools or spa treatments, and in the evening enjoy shopping and gatherings or dancing to live music in bars.
But the main attraction of the city and the whole country is, of course, the Angkor Wat temple complex. This is the largest religious building on Earth. This gigantic architectural ensemble, consisting of many harmoniously combined temples and monuments, is located on an area of more than 400 square kilometers in the depths of the Cambodian jungle. The cultural heritage that Angkor carries is huge – in the Middle Ages this place was the capital, and today the image of Angkor flaunts on the national flag of Cambodia.
In addition to Angkor Wat, tourists on this air tour offer a unique opportunity to visit the Phnom Kulen National Reserve, located 50 km north of Siem Reap and the cradle of the Khmer empire. A sacred river flows through its territory. It is believed that this water is healing and many come here specifically to swim in the river and gain health, recover from infertility. Women washed in this water are getting younger before their eyes, and men regain their masculine power. Of course, it is difficult to swim in the river itself, it is not full-flowing, except to wet your feet. But a little downstream there will be several rapids with two sacred waterfalls. The first is smaller but very picturesque. Going a little lower, already on a special staircase, you will see a second stunning waterfall. Its height is 45 m. In it, you can, or rather you need to swim. Inexpressible sensations. You will be filled with all the strength and power of the sacred waterfall. You will feel how the earth itself fills you with its energy. So you will definitely come out of the water rejuvenated and with a twinkle in your eyes.