21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights

21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise including return flights, an overnight cruise on both Halong Bay and the Mekong River, all accommodation and transfers within Vietnam, and more.

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  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
  • 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights
 

Highlights

 

The extraordinary sights, landscapes and culture of Vietnam and Cambodia will thrill all of your senses on this 21 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour – including overnight cruises on both Halong Bay and the Mekong river.

Experience the vibrant atmosphere of Hanoi with a city tour and head to Halong Bay to board a traditional Vietnamese junk boat. An overnight cruise on the UNESCO World Heritage-listed bay rewards with more than just a beautiful outlook; it gives a front-row seat for the incredible sunsets and sunrises. Journey to Hue to see the Imperial City and seek out French-style architecture and pretty riverfront walks in Hoi An.

Swim and snorkel off the coast of Nha Trang, and learn about the history and impact of the Vietnam War at the Cu Chi tunnels site outside of Ho Chi Minh City. Move from the city to the Mekong river for an overnight cruise along this powerful delta and enjoy stops to local villages and temples along the way.

Follow the call of Cambodia and land in Siem Reap to visit the awe-inspiring Angkor Temples. Here, you will have the opportunity to see both Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom. Voyage to Phnom Penh and take in the city, and hear about the solemn legacy of the Khmer Rouge. 

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand –airplane-takeoff– Hanoi

Today, depart New Zealand for Hanoi City!

Day 2:  Hanoi 

 Say hello to Vietnam as your flight lands in Hanoi. You will be met on your arrival at the airport and transferred to the hotel for check in.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Travel by coach through the rich farmland of the Red River Delta towards Halong Bay. The bay was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is a magnet for tourists eager to take in its spectacular scatter of islands, wave- and wind-eroded grottoes, and hidden caves. Upon arrival, you will board a Vietnamese junk to explore the stunning scenery with a myriad of mysterious caves of all shapes and sizes. 

Day 4: Halong Bay  Hanoi (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Rise early to partake in a morning Tai chi session on the junk’s top deck or wake up slowly and sip coffee or tea as you watch the sunrise. Hop into one of the rowboats and be taken out to explore the surrounding islands. Return to the junk for breakfast and enjoy more time on board. A light lunch is served before the group heads back to the jetty, where a driver meets you and takes you to Hanoi. 

Optional: Hanoi Street Food Tour
Enjoy an afternoon walk around Hanoi’s Old Quarter and explore the labyrinthine alleyways and streets. Refuel with samples of authentic North Vietnamese fare, including stuffed pancake, banh mi, sticky rice balls and egg coffee. Additional cost applies.

Day 5: Hanoi – airplane-takeoff– Hue (B,L)

This morning you will take a half day Hanoi City Tour before your flight to Hue. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda (one of Vietnam’s two most iconic temples), Temple of Literature known as the first university of Vietnam and Tran Quoc Pagoda. 

Day 6: Hue (B,L)

Today, visit the Imperial City. This was the former seat of power for the Nguyen Dynasty and it houses Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace and the Forbidden Purple City. The next stop is a boat ride on Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu pagoda, where you will enjoy a vegetarian meal prepared by local nuns. The rest of the day is free time.

Day 7: Hue – Hoi An (B)

Head to Hoi An by coach today. The journey to reach this charming French-style town takes you over the Hai Van Pass, which was once the boundary between the Dai Viet and Champa kingdoms. The pass forms a natural weather barrier too. There is a transfer to the Hoi An accommodation.

Optional Tour: Hoi An Cooking Class
Take a bite out of the flavours of Vietnamese cuisine and learn what goes into creating typical Vietnamese dishes with this cooking class. A professional chef is on hand to offer tips, tricks and techniques. Finish the class by sampling your creations with your fellow cooks.  

Optional Tour: A O Show
A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

Optional Tour: Teh Dar Show
Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Day 8: Hoi An (B)

Explore Hoi An on foot and wander past an old merchant’s home, the local market and a Chinese temple. You will also see the Japanese Covered Bridge, which was originally built in the 1590s to connect the Japanese community with the Chinese quarters. Spend your afternoon leisure time strolling through Hoi An’s streets, visiting a tailor, or sipping a drink while sat at a riverfront café. 

Optional: My Son Sanctuary and Thanh Ha Village
Depart the hotel for the 40km journey outside Hoi An. Arrive at My Son Sanctuary, a great sample of ancient Champa civilization situated in the southern region of Vietnam. Stand astounded by a great number of exquisite stone sculptures, temples and towers nestled in tropical jungle. There will also be a traditional music show that you can enjoy. Around late morning, we will journey back to Hoi An. 

Optional: Tra Que Vegetable tour
Tra Que Vegetable Village Tour – Observe and try the local farming activities. Learn the process of planting vegetables such as raking the ground, sowing, watering, picking vegetables and many others. A light meal will be served during the tour.

Day 9: Hoi An (B)

The whole day is free time. You might continue your discovery of Hoi An, or perhaps schedule some downtime by the hotel swimming pool. You can also head to the Hoi An beach. 

Optional Tour: A O Show
A O Show is a sophisticated cultural show featuring talented. This show will bring you on a journey from the rural to the urban life of Vietnam via a series of sketches and acts involving Vietnamese traditional props.

Optional Tour: Teh Dar Show
Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Optional Tour: Golden Bridge 
Travel to the foot of the Ba Na Hills and ride by cable car up to the Marseille station. It is a short walk to the Golden Bridge from the station. The newly-opened bridge has been designed to make its visitors feel as though they’re walking on clouds. Make sure your camera is charged for the incredible photo opportunities! Continue with a walk into le Jardin d’Amour. The whole garden is made up of 9 gardens, all telling different stories and designed in different styles. The last stop of the excursion is a visit to Linh Ung Pagoda to admire the 27-metre high Shakyamuni statue.

Day 10: Hoi An – Danang –airplane-takeoff– Nha Trang (B)

Leave Hoi An to make for Danang Airport and board a flight to Nha Trang, a popular coastal resort city. Once you are transferred and checked in at the hotel, the remainder of the day is free time to explore this vibrant seaside. 

Day 11: Nha Trang – Islands and Snorkelling Tour (B,L)

Spend the day hopping behind the islands and seeing the beaches of Nha Trang. Go to Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island to catch a glimpse of native sea life and slip on a snorkel as you paddle in the waters of Mun Island. Try your hand at a water sport while on Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or the isle dubbed ‘Mini Beach’. There are ample opportunities for swimming and relaxing along the way. Visit a local fishing village on the way back to the mainland. 

Day 12: Nha Trang airplane-takeoff Ho Chi Minh City (B)

There is more free time before you are transferred to the airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City. A hotel transfer greets you upon arrival and the rest of the day is at your leisure. 

Optional: Teh Dar Show or A O Show 
Teh Dar Show – Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Optional: Dinner on Saigon River Cruis tour
Saigon Dinner Cruise – Dinner on Saigon River Cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. The city is not only a bustling metropolis but also a romantic land. Hop on a huge wooden barge and sail down the river. Feel the gentle breeze caressing your skin and enjoy a lovely dinner accompanied by the traditional music and dance performances.

Optional: Vespa Adventure – SaiGon After Dard tour
Saigon After Dark Tour. Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Enjoy your amazing night by whisking away the city and stop by some shops to taste Saigon’s best authentic local food.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

A half-day tour of Ho Chi Minh City departs after breakfast at the hotel. It takes in sights such as Central Saigon Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the War Remnants Museum. Another highlight is soaking up the lively atmosphere of Ben Thanh market. This afternoon’s excursion is to Cu Chi tunnels. Known for its role during the Vietnam War, the tunnel network gives its visitors an opportunity to learn about this 20th-century conflict. 

Optional: Teh Dar Show or A O Show 
Teh Dar Show – Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Optional: Dinner on Saigon River Cruis tour
Saigon Dinner Cruise – Dinner on Saigon River Cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. The city is not only a bustling metropolis but also a romantic land. Hop on a huge wooden barge and sail down the river. Feel the gentle breeze caressing your skin and enjoy a lovely dinner accompanied by the traditional music and dance performances.

Optional: Vespa Adventure – SaiGon After Dard tour
Saigon After Dark Tour. Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Enjoy your amazing night by whisking away the city and stop by some shops to taste Saigon’s best authentic local food.

Day 14: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (Cai Be – Vinh Long) cruise-icon (B,L,D)

Depart for Cai Be in the Mekong Delta after breakfast. The group then boards a boat and sets out for the overnight river cruise. Tea and fruit are served along the way and the boat makes regular stops, including at a pottery factory, the outdoor market at Sa Dec, the house of Huynh Thuy Le, and Cao Dai Temple. As the cruise sails this mighty river, travellers will pass by local villages and monkey bridges. The last stop before sunset is Nha Co, an ancient house that dates back to the 19th century. Be welcomed by the owner and enjoy a candlelit dinner before returning to the boat. Tonight is spent on-board.

 Day 15: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

It is an early start this morning, so you can visit the hustle and bustle of Cai Rang Floating Market. Breakfast is served on-board the boat as it moves between the local barges carrying fresh fruit and vegetables. Continue the cruise towards Victoria Can Tho and disembark. A transfer takes you back to Ho Chi Minh City. 

Optional: Teh Dar Show or A O Show 
Teh Dar Show – Join us a fantastic cultural Teh Dar Show and immerse in an interesting story of Vietnamese highlanders. Get ready to be amazed at the stunning acrobatic movements of the skilled artists and feel the spiritual life’s beauty through an exceptional background live music.

Optional: Dinner on Saigon River Cruis tour
Saigon Dinner Cruise – Dinner on Saigon River Cruise offers an opportunity to witness another side of Saigon. The city is not only a bustling metropolis but also a romantic land. Hop on a huge wooden barge and sail down the river. Feel the gentle breeze caressing your skin and enjoy a lovely dinner accompanied by the traditional music and dance performances.

Optional: Vespa Adventure – SaiGon After Dard tour
Saigon After Dark Tour. Discover Saigon’s nightlife on the back of a vintage Vespa scooter. Enjoy your amazing night by whisking away the city and stop by some shops to taste Saigon’s best authentic local food.

Day 16: Ho Chi Minh City –airplane-takeoff– Siem Reap (B)

Catch a flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Siem Reap, Cambodia. The evening is at your leisure once you have been transferred to the hotel and are checked in.

Day 17: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples   (B,L)

It is a busy day discovering the mystique of the Angkor temples. The first visit of the day is to the iconic Angkor Wat and then you move to the ancient Ta Prohm monastery. See Angkor Thom and the Bayon in the afternoon. Seek out the Elephant Terrace and the raised Leper King Terrace. You will have free time in the evening. 

Day 18:  Siem Reap – Phnom Penh  (B)

There is some leisure time in the morning before you travel to Phnom Penh by bus (approximately 6 hours). The evening is yours once in Phnom Penh. 

Optional Tour: Tonle Sap Lake. 
Start your trip with Kampong Kleang, a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake, and as yet bypassed by mass tourism. All the houses are on stilts offering an exceptional natural environment with breathtaking views of floodplains, rice fields and water vistas as far as the eye can see. Walk through the village meeting the locals and a family who raises crocodiles. Afterwards, travel by boat over the canals to a large lake where Vietnamese people live when they are displaced from their homes because of the seasons. 

Day 19: Phnom Penh   (B,L)

Explore Phnom Penh this morning. Take in the city’s sights, from the Royal Palace and the Silver Pagoda to the National Museum and Wat Ounalom. Shop for souvenirs at the Central Market and watch the royal dance rehearsal by the Apsara Arts Association as you enjoy lunch.  The group learns about modern Cambodian history in the afternoon; visiting the site where journalists camped on the eve of the Khmer Rouge takeover and touring the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. The insights include a stop at Choeung Ek Genocidal Center. 

Day 20: Phnom Penh – airplane-takeoff– New Zealand (B)

Head to the airport after breakfast to take a flight back to New Zealand.

Day 21: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 
  • Return international flights; plus, all internal flights and transfers throughout Vietnam
  • 16 nights’ superior twin share hotel accommodation
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise, including all meals while on-board
  • Overnight Mekong River cruise, including all meals while on-board
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 9 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English speaking tour guides throughout

Highlights:

  • Experience the mighty Mekong Delta on an overnight cruise 
  • Relax on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk while cruising the UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay on an overnight cruise
  • Discover Vietnam’s grand history at the Imperial Citadel in Hue
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient history of charming Hoi An
  • Enjoy a day of swimming and snorkelling around Nha Trang’s beautiful islands and pristine beaches
  • Explore the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels – learn how these tunnels were created and used during the War
  • Visit the major sights of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City including Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnant Museum
  • Enjoy a in depth city tour of Hanoi and its best sights
  • Enjoy a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples
  • Discover The Royal Palace and take in everything that Phnom Penh has to offer
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

  • Within 72 hours of completing your booking request online you will receive an email from our Travel Partner which will include a link to complete their mandatory booking form.
  • Our Travel partners booking form must be completed to secure your requested travel date.
  • If your requested date of departure is not available, the tour supplier will contact you directly.
  • Completion of this booking form will allow the tour supplier to secure air tickets and tour components.
  • Voucher valid for 1 person(must purchase 2 vouchers)

Payment Information:

  • Auckland:
    • 21 day itinerary – $1,129 deposit per person  
  • Wellington & Christchurch:
    • 21 day itinerary – $1,479 deposit per person  
  • In addition to the deposit, peak season and interstate surcharges (if applicable) are all due at the time of booking and will be reflected at checkout.
  • If you are a solo traveller, single supplements will be collected by our Travel Partner after the booking has been made
  • Final payment is due 120 days prior to travel and will be collected by our Travel Partner. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • All payments received are strictly non-refundable and non-transferrable
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of booking. We recommend booking early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Tipping, Visas and anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’

Single Supplement:

$1238 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

You will be contacted by our Travel Partner after submitting your booking form to pay the single supplement. 

Triple Share: Not available 

Group Sizes: 2 -30 people 

Accommodation: 

Hanoi – La Casa Hotel Hanoi or similar
Halong Bay Cruise – Oriental Sails or similar
Hue – Romance Hotel or similar
Hoi An – Hoi An Coco River Resort or similar
Nha Trang – Yasaka Hotel Saigon Nha Trang or similar 
Ho Chi Minh City – Silverland Central Hotels & Spa or similar
Mekong River – Mekong Eyes River Cruise  or similar 
Siem Reap – Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar
Phnom Penh – Le Mont Hotel or similar 

Bedding configuration: 1 x double or 2 x single beds

Please note, all bedding configurations are on the request basis only and cannot be guaranteed.

Optional Tours:

  • Hanoi Street Food Tour – $80 per person
  • My Son Tour – $80 per person 
  • Saigon Dinner Cruise – $111 per person 
  • Tonle Sap Lake tour: $105 per person 

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. 

For more information see the itinerary.

Tipping: tips and gratuities are not included in the package and are at your own discretion (as a guide, approx. NZD $5-$10 per person, per day as per the industry standard). While not compulsory on your trip, tips can make a big difference to locals employed in the tourism industry. 

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

 

Travel Dates

 

2019:

5 May 
12 May 
19 May 
26 May 
2 June 
9 June 
16 June 
23 June 
30 June 
7 July 
13 July 
20 July 
27 July 
4 August 
11 August 
18 August 
25 August 
8 September 
15 September 
22 September 
29 September 
7 October*
13 October*
20 October*
27 October*
3 November*
10 November*
17 November*
24 November*
1 December**
8 December**
15 December**

* $220 peak season surcharge per person applies

* $880 peak season surcharge per person applies

2020:

31 January***
14 February***
13 March
27 March
3 April**
1 May
15 May
29 May
5 June
19 June
3 July**
17 July **
31 July**
14 August
11 September*
25 September*
2 October
16 October
30 October
13 November
27 November
4 December***

* $200 peak season surcharge per person applies

** $400 peak season surcharge per person applies

*** $800 peak season surcharge per person applies

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

 

Flight Information

 

Airline Information: 

  • Return economy airfare with China Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, China Southern, Vietnam Airlines, Thai Airlines or similar full service carrier
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 30kg per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights Conditions:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: From $220 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights; plus, all internal flights and transfers throughout Vietnam
  • 16 nights’ superior twin share hotel accommodation
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise, including all meals while on-board
  • Overnight Mekong River cruise, including all meals while on-board
  • Delicious breakfast daily, plus 9 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation with English-speaking tour guides throughout
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