Tour Code: AVCS1-18

18 Day Trails of Vietnam and Cambodia Tour

Day by Day Itinerary

Hanoi, Halong Bay, Sapa, Da Nang, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, Siem Reap

Highlights

  • Return international flight included
  • Incredible sightseeing including an overnight cruise on Halong Bay and guided tours of Sapa, Hanoi, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta and Angkor Temples
  • 15 nights in 3-4* hotel accommodation.
  • Overnight on Halong Bay Cruise
  • Daily breakfasts
  • Fully escorted by professional English-speaking tour guides in each city
  • In-depth sightseeing and entrance fees as per the itinerary
  • Airport transfers included
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From pp twin/double share
NZ$4,299
Typically NZ$6,980 -38%
Single traveller
NZ$1,485
Land tour only
NZ$2,299

Today, you will depart from your home to Vietnam’s capital – Hanoi. On arrival at Noi Bai International Airport, you will be met at the airports and transferred to your hotel for check-in.
Meal : In-flight meals.
Accommodation: Chalcedony Hotel 4* or similar.

This morning, you will leave Hanoi for Sapa after your breakfast. On arrival in the afternoon, discover Lao Chai village, Muong Hoa Valley, Black H’mong village and take a soft-trekking further to Ta Van village.
Please noted that today requires comfortable walking shoes as the trek will take approximately 3 hours.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Hotel De Sapa 4* or similar

After breakfast, descend down the valley on a trail through rice paddy terraces, enjoying the spectacular scenery on the way. Once reaching the narrow river running on the bottom of the valley, you will walk along its bank for a while and eventually arrive at the Black H’mong minority village of Y Linh Ho. You will get a first-hand look into their lives and traditions, hear stories, and enjoy a great social interaction.
Take a rest and then head to the Muong Hoa Valley. You will pass through Lao Chai Village of Black H’mong minority and Ta Van Village of Zay minority by following more rice terraces with spectacular mountain scenery.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hotel De Sapa 4* or similar

Enjoy your last day in Sapa before leaving to Hanoi in the afternoon. Check in your hotel in Hanoi and free time at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Chalcedony Hotel 4* or similar.

Optional tour: Hanoi Street Food (Dinner included)

Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and appreciate the local lifestyles as you wind through Hanoi’s streets. You will have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as:
Stuffed pancake, banh my, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more.

After breakfast, we will leave Hanoi and head to Halong Bay – the UNESCO World Heritage Site and spend 24 hours on a Cruise in the amazing bay: a natural wonderland composed of jutting limestone islands and sparkling turquoise waters. Arrive at the dock around noon and board your junk. Savor a gourmet lunch of fresh seafood onboard as you sail out into the mystical bay. In the afternoon, cruise around some of Halong’s many islands. Stop at an island cove with a sheltered white-sand beach and take a dip in the warm waters of the Gulf of Tonkin (weather permitting). Pass the night on your junk, lulled to sleep by the gentle rocking of calm waters.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Accommodation: Overnight on Cruise.

Awake early and join a Tai Chi session on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands. Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea before exploring nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay from the sundeck. Your driver will meet you at the Halong jetty then we drive back to Hanoi.
Meal: Brunch
Accommodation: Babylon Grand Hotel 3* or similar

After breakfast, you will have a bustling day to visit a city tour of Hanoi and will explore attractions such as the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda) and Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. In the afternoon, you take a flight to Da Nang.
On arrival, you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel for check-in and spend your free tim at leisure.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Belle Maison Danang Hotel 4* or similar

Today, you will have a walking tour around Hoi An and visit popular highlights including the Japanese Bridge, the Chinese Temple and Phung Hung Old House. In the afternoon, freely explore the town or join one of our exciting optional tours.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hoi An Garden Palace 4* or similar

Optional tour: Golden Bridge Tour (Lunch Included)

On arrival at the foot of Ba Na Mountain, we’ll travel by cable car up to the Marseille station. Then it’s a short walk to the Golden Bridge which appears to be lifted by two “hands of the Gods”. When you’re on the bridge, you’ll feel like you’re walking on the clouds.
Time for taking photos of the breathtaking view. Afterwards, it’s on to a romantic flower garden – Le Jardin D’Amour. The 9 gardens are 9 stories in 9 unique architectural styles.
Next, it’s time to visit Linh Ung Pagoda to admire its sophisticated architecture and the 27m high Shakyamuni statue.
Finally, we’ll catch the cable car down the hill for the transfer back to Hoi An.

Today you are free at leisure to explore the city as you wish or buy an optional tour with us.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Hoi An Garden Palace 4* or similar

Optional tour: My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour

You’ll be picked up at your hotel for a 40-kilometre drive to My Son Sanctuary, a World
Heritage Site. On arrival, get ready to be absolutely astounded by the abandoned and partially ruined Hindu temples constructed by the kings of the Champa era.
After, we’ll return to Hoi An for a cruise down the Thu Bon River.  Enjoy the peaceful and scenic views before stopping off at the famous traditional, Thanh Ha Pottery Village where you’ll get to see the villagers’ daily life.
Important note:
– Golden Bridge Tour; My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village Tour cannot be arranged on the same day
– A O Show, Hoi An Cooking Class Tour and Hoi An Memories Show cannot be arranged on the same day. Please choose one only.

Today, you will take a flight to the bustling Ho Chi Minh City and Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure or explore the city on your own.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Aristo Hotel Saigon 3* or similar

After breakfast, you will visit the famous attractions of Ho Chi Minh City such as Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office (photo spot only), War Remnant Museum and dive into the colorful Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas. In the afternoon, head to Cu Chi Tunnels, a byzantine maze of underground passages, chambers and booby traps used by both the Viet Minh and the Viet Cong during Vietnam-US war. The tunnel system had become legendary during the 1960s as a strategic military base and underground community life.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Aristo Hotel Saigon 3* or similar

Explore Saigon at your own pace or book our optional tour to Mekong River area and enjoy an unforgettable experience along the mighty Mekong river.
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Aristo Hotel Saigon 3* or similar

Optional tour: Mekong visit the locals

You will realise quickly why cruising along the Mekong Delta on a boat should be on everyone’s bucket list when travelling to Vietnam.
It is called “The Rice Bowl of Vietnam” because it offers a wide selection of cultural activities including local handcraft and coconut pressing workshops with villagers, cycling through lush rice fields along the water, as well as some down-time chilling in a hammock.
You will also be treated to an authentic lunch.
<!–Mekong Delta is known as “The Rice Bowl of Vietnam” and offers a real experience to the tropical culture of locals. This trip will take you to visit local workshops, a handicraft village and get a unique experience with local activities. Be ready to sail through the coconut trees and take a nap on a hammock in a garden filled with bird chirps and fresh breeze.
You will be picked up at your hotel then take a 1.5-hour transfer to Ben Tre River. Embark on a cruise to brickwork, a coconut processing workshop and a local village making sleep mattresses along the Mekong Delta. Continue taking a motor cart (xe loi) or cycling through the green rice fields and vegetable plains. After lunch, get back to Hung Vuong Pier for returning to Saigon.
*Lunch is included with this tour.–>

Today you are free time until we drive to the airport for flight back to Siem Reap.
On arrival in Siem Reap-Angkor Airport, meet our driver and transfer to the hotel for check in. Overnight in Siem Reap
Meal: Breakfast.
Accommodation: Empress Angkor Resort & Spa 4* or similar

Spend a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples. Your day starts with a visit to Angkor Wat, then we will visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery.
In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries. Then, journey to the Elephant Terrace and the raised Leper King Terrace, built in the 12th century and which features many beautifully sculptured Apsaras.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Empress Angkor Resort & Spa 4* or similar

Today, you are free time at leisure to explore the mystery of Siem Reap or swimming at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Empress Angkor Resort & Spa 4* or similar

Optional tour: Tonle Sap Lake Tour

Hop on a boat to Tonle Sap Lake. All the houses here are on stilts. The tour offers breathtaking views of floodplains, rice fields and water vistas as far as the eye can see. You have a chance to take a look at crocodiles raised by a family and see how Vietnamese people live on a large lake. Then we return to the hotel for relaxing.

Today, you are free time at leisure to explore the mystery of Siem Reap or swimming at hotel.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: Empress Angkor Resort & Spa 4* or similar

Today, you are free time at leisure to explore the mystery of Siem Reap or swimming at hotel until we drive to the airport for flight home.
Meals: Breakfast
Accommodation: On Plane

Arrive at your home today and we hope you enjoy the trip with Asia Vacation Group.

Included

  • Return international flight 
  • 03 internal flights: Hanoi – Da Nang, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap.
  • 3-4* hotel accommodations at the central location.
  • Overnight on Halong Bay Cruise
  • Daily breakfasts, and meals in the itinerary
  • All entrance fees and sightseeing as mentioned in the program.
  • Water bottles during tours.
  • Transportation by air-conditioning vehicles.
  • Fully escorted by professional English-speaking tour guides in each city

Excluded

  • Meals and drinks are not mentioned in the program
  • Visa fee in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Tipping for driver and tour guide & personal expenses
  • Travel insurance (compulsory)
  • Trip delay or interruption by airline schedule change
  • Extra cost or missing tour caused by flight delay or cancel
  • Any service not clearly mentioned in the program

 

Fine Print

Asia Vacation Group offers you a “3 Instalment Payment Plan”, you will be required to settle a small deposit followed by a series of instalments when you select to book your departure tour.

  • First payment: You will be required to settle NZ$300 per person deposit online through our website link.
  • Second payment: You will be required to settle the second payment NZ$2,000 per person after 7 days when you receive our company invoice.
  • Final payment: Final payment will be collected 120 days before your departure.

However, you will have 7-day cooling off period. Please refer to “Flexible Cancellation” section.

Flexible Cancellation
If you change your mind within 7 days of making your booking online, you can request a refund of your initial deposit payment. Once your purchase date falls outside of the 7-day period, our standard terms and conditions will apply.

Please ensure that any request to cancel your booking is received via email to [email protected], including the reason for cancellation.

This package includes international flights from Auckland and surcharge NZ$250 from Queenstown and Christchurch and Wellington

In this packages, we will use some different airlines such as: Air New Zealand, Qantas Airlines, Jetstar Airlines, Vietnam Airlines, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Vietjet Air or similar airlines.

  • Some flights will require a minimum of 1 transit (maximum 2).
  • All tickets will include 20 kilos checked baggage per person, along with 7 kilos of hand luggage.
  • Despite the airlines baggage allowance, we recommend travelling with 20 kilos per person due to restrictions with internal flights (where applicable), as well as coach and train transportation. Also, you will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters is not included. If travelling over this amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable direct.
  • Once ticketed, flights are non-refundable. Any changes will be subject to the airline rules, Airline change fees and an Asia Vacation Group change fee of NZ$250 per person.
  • Full names as per passport (including all middle names) are required. Any error in the names submitted will be subject to an Asia Vacation Group name change fee of NZ$150 plus any applicable fees charged by the airline, or the ticket may be non-refundable with the purchase of a new ticket required.
  • Any airline schedule changes or cancellations are beyond our control. It is important that you, as the customer, stay up-to-date with the latest airline schedule information prior to your departure. If a schedule change results in extended transits or an earlier/later departure from your destination, any additional accommodation or alternative arrangements will be at the traveler’s expense.
  • Any airline ‘extras’ such as pre-allocated seating is at your own arrangement (additional charges apply)
  • After booking, the price payable may be subject to change as a result of factors beyond the control of Asia Vacation Group. Asia Vacation Group reserves the right to increase the price payable and this will be reflected on the customer’s invoice. Increases may be in relation to, but not limited to, currency fluctuations, airline taxes, airfare increases and fuel surcharges.
  • Internal airfares (where applicable and included in the itinerary) will be using a local carrier and may include low-cost carriers without meals or entertainment. Checked baggage will still be included for each passenger. Any additional baggage required is payable at time of check-in.
  • If you are travelling with another party on a separate booking, we cannot guarantee that the same flights will be booked for all parties, as this strictly depends on availability.
  • You will be responsible for handling your luggage at all times as the services of porters are not included. If travelling over the recommended amount, you will be liable for any excess baggage fees enforced by the airline, payable directly.
  • In the event of that you no-show on your scheduled flight, please be aware the airline will require you to pay a no show fee, Airline reissue fee plus any additional airfare and taxes. Asia Vacation Group will also charge a NZ$250 admin fee to assist re accommodating you on the next available flight. Please note that depending on the airline’s policy, purchasing a new ticket may be required.

Important Information
Physical Requirements
A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.

Tipping
A friendly reminder that tipping is not included in your package. Please be advised that tipping for tour guides, drivers and bellmen are required and will be collected by your travel consultant 7 days before you depart. A gratuity of NZ$10 per person/day can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry as they have done an impeccable job to serve you through your holiday.

Accommodation
The accommodation listed is subject to change. Any changes will be of an equal or higher standard. Bedding configurations (double or twin) are requests only. All efforts will be made to meet your preferences however any changes are beyond our control.

Single Supplement
Single supplement is NZ$ 1,485 per person in addition to the twin share price.

Paired Solo Traveler
Not available.

Group size:
Maximum 30 persons

Triple Share
Upon your request except for cruises

Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is recommended to protect yourself against the unexpected. In addition to the support that a policy may provide, you may be asked to present a copy of your travel insurance documentation while traveling.

We have partnered with Kiwi Holidays Insurance to offer our customers competitive rates for their travel insurance. You can book Comprehensive or Essentials cover for your domestic, international or multi-trip journeys simply with us.

Visa & Passport information
It is the traveler’s responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport. The passport must be valid for a minimum of six months from the intended date of return and must have more than 2 blank pages.

A visa is required for travel to Vietnam. The visa is easiest to complete with Asia Vacation Group and just need to pay NZ$160 for single entry for Vietnam Visa.

Tour Documentation
Final documentation, including e-tickets and hotel details, will be provided approximately 30 days prior to travel.

Children
Children must be 2 years old or over and share a room with parents at all times. Children are the same price as adults.

Tour Length
The total length of the tour in days includes time spent in flight and is subject to change depending on the flight schedule, please refer to the day by day itinerary for the time spent on land.

You can enhance your holiday by arriving or departing before or after the tour. On this tour you can pay extra for arriving early or extension your trip.

Pre-tour night: NZ$ 150/room/night
Post-tour night: NZ$ 150/room/night

Dates & Prices

Choose your departure month
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Depart Date
Return Date
Price
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Monday
19 Aug 2024
Thursday
05 Sep 2024
NZ$4,299
Monday
26 Aug 2024
Thursday
12 Sep 2024
NZ$4,299
Monday
02 Sep 2024
Thursday
19 Sep 2024
NZ$4,299
Monday
09 Sep 2024
Thursday
26 Sep 2024
NZ$4,299
Monday
16 Sep 2024
Thursday
03 Oct 2024
NZ$4,599
Monday
23 Sep 2024
Thursday
10 Oct 2024
NZ$4,799
Monday
07 Oct 2024
Thursday
24 Oct 2024
NZ$4,799
Monday
14 Oct 2024
Thursday
31 Oct 2024
NZ$4,299
Monday
21 Oct 2024
Thursday
07 Nov 2024
NZ$4,299
Monday
04 Nov 2024
Thursday
21 Nov 2024
NZ$4,399
Monday
18 Nov 2024
Thursday
05 Dec 2024
NZ$4,399
Monday
02 Dec 2024
Thursday
19 Dec 2024
NZ$5,200
Monday
16 Dec 2024
Thursday
02 Jan 2025
NZ$5,799

CHRISTMAS IN VIETNAM

Monday
06 Jan 2025
Thursday
23 Jan 2025
NZ$5,800
Monday
10 Feb 2025
Thursday
27 Feb 2025
NZ$4,299
Monday
24 Feb 2025
Thursday
13 Mar 2025
NZ$4,299
Monday
10 Mar 2025
Thursday
27 Mar 2025
NZ$4,299
Monday
24 Mar 2025
Thursday
10 Apr 2025
NZ$4,299
Monday
14 Apr 2025
Thursday
01 May 2025
NZ$4,799
Monday
28 Apr 2025
Thursday
15 May 2025
NZ$4,799
Monday
12 May 2025
Thursday
29 May 2025
NZ$4,299
Monday
26 May 2025
Thursday
12 Jun 2025
NZ$4,299
Monday
09 Jun 2025
Thursday
26 Jun 2025
NZ$4,299
Monday
23 Jun 2025
Thursday
10 Jul 2025
NZ$4,699
Monday
07 Jul 2025
Thursday
24 Jul 2025
NZ$4,799
Monday
21 Jul 2025
Thursday
07 Aug 2025
NZ$4,799
Monday
04 Aug 2025
Thursday
21 Aug 2025
NZ$4,299
Monday
18 Aug 2025
Thursday
04 Sep 2025
NZ$4,299
Monday
08 Sep 2025
Thursday
25 Sep 2025
NZ$4,699
Monday
22 Sep 2025
Thursday
09 Oct 2025
NZ$4,799
Monday
06 Oct 2025
Thursday
23 Oct 2025
NZ$4,799
Monday
20 Oct 2025
Thursday
06 Nov 2025
NZ$4,399
Monday
10 Nov 2025
Thursday
27 Nov 2025
NZ$4,499
Monday
24 Nov 2025
Thursday
11 Dec 2025
NZ$4,499

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