If it is a rewarding vacation of 3 weeks and you’re finding a worthwhile itinerary, then opt for the 20-day Vietnam and Cambodia Tours associated with some extra days in Laos. This grand vacation will pinpoint the essentials of Indochina, namely the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in each country (Hoi An Old Town, Luang Prabang, and Angkor Wat). The perfect balance between natural discovery and local city lifestyle will fulfill your days and nights with joy.
Begin a journey from South of Vietnam
Saigon (Ho Chi Minh City) will first welcome you to discover its highlights. To feel the dynamic city center, just walk towards Dong Khoi and Nguyen Hue streets. On the first evening, we recommend you to watch A OH SHOW by Lune Production in the famous Saigon Opera House. This one-hour live show is considered as the “Cirque Due Solei of Vietnam” with dancers’ performances to depict how rural Vietnam is turned into the modern cityscape. Your journey in southern Vietnam should not miss the historical Cu Chi Tunnel which preserves over 250km of the underground tunnels. Then, visit Ngoc Hoang Pagoda and History Museum.
After 2 days in Saigon, today let’s drive to the fertile, green Mekong Delta province namely Cai Be Tien Giang known as the rice basket of the country. There should be time for a boat trip to see Cai Be floating market, meeting the farmers, and cherishing the peaceful canals until you reach Tan Phong Island. Next, enjoy a cycling tour through the 1m-width road across little villages. Interestingly, enjoy the home-hosted lunch with Mekong Delta food.
On the 4th-day tour, your destination should be the well-known Cai Rang floating market of Can Tho in the morning. Then, go for a drive to Chau Doc to explore the beautiful Tra Su Bird Sanctuary. Cherish your time in the south of Vietnam, and arrange the luggage for tomorrow departure to Phnom Penh.
Vietnam and Cambodia Tour – Boat Trip to Phnom Penh from Chau Doc
The 20-day Indochina itinerary will spend the 5th-day tour for a boat trip from Chau Doc to Sisowath Quay International Port in Phnom Penh. After that, go on learning Khmer architecture and belief in the well-known Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. On the next day, you’ll have a full city tour in Phnom Penh, and the must-see attractions are the National Museum, Wat Phnom, Choeung Ek Memorial, Killing Fields, and Toul Sleng Genocide Museum. Each site holds the irreplaceable significance in local history and life.
On the 7th day, let’s get a transfer to Kampong Thom. One stopover on the route is Skun. Within Kampong Thom, there stand out several places of interest namely the local market, mountains named Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and Phnom Srei (Woman Hill), and the 11th-century Wat Norkor Bacheay. The discovery will go on to the Wat Andri monastery from which you will climb 980 steps toward the top of Phnom Santuk Mountain for the spectacular panorama.
The Indochina Tour 20 days cannot be complete without the time in the magnificent Angkor Wat. Before you come to admire the Angkor, first visit Sambor Prei Kuk that covers many pre-Angkorian temples. It might be a hair-raising adventure to reveal the ancient ruins amid the forest, but the scenery is amazing. Then, go to Siem Reap – a gateway to the majestic Angkor as desired. On the route, you can stop at Kampong Kdei and the age-old Angkorian Spean Pratos Bridge. Later, take a boat trip to Kampong Khleang fishing village with many stilted houses on Tonle Sap Lake.
The 9th-day itinerary will be fully invested in Angkor Temple Tour – Angkor Archaeological Park. The top temples are Angkor Thom, Giant Faces of Bayon, Baphuon, Elephant Terraces, Leper King Terrace, and Royal Palace. Passing these valued ruins, you’ll be likely to arrive at Ta Prohm and then Angkor Wat in the afternoon. The reputation and images of these Angkor highlights make them the must-see for sure. You should end today with mountain climbing activity to conquer Phnom Bakheng Mountain to enjoy the majestic sunset view.
You’ll have another full day for Siem Reap Temples Tour to shed light on the hidden impressive Banteay Srei and Beng Mealea temples. Subsequently, discover the Rolous Group ruins of Bakong, Lolei, and Preah Ko monuments.
Based on the 20-day Vietnam and Cambodia Tour itinerary, on the 11th day, you’ll take a flight from Siem Reap back to Da Nang. Have a good rest in Da Nang – the most worth-living city in Vietnam.
From Cambodia to Vietnam Tour – Visit The Center and The North
On the 12th day, it’s time for the Hoi An full-day city tour. The on-foot journey will bring you joy in exploring the Hoi An Old Town and its highlights namely Thang Loi Handicraft workshop, Japanese Cover Bridge, Tan Ky Old House, Phuc Kien Congressional Assembly Hall, and cooking class in Morning Glory Restaurant. Thereafter, be ready for a cyclo trip to the serene Cam Nam Village (unique itinerary) and go across Cam Nam Bridge. Let’s contemplate Thu Bon River and then have a peaceful time in the village. The travel episodes in the center of Vietnam will continue to Cua Dai harbor from which you take a speedboat to Cham Islands on the 13th day. The islands are ideal for snorkeling, swimming, sightseeing, relaxing, and eating seafood. Another free day in Hoi An will be highly appreciated.
On a subsequent day, take a flight to Hanoi. The capital city will urge you to visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda, and Ethnology Museum. After the Hanoi city tour, please be seated to view the Water Puppet Show at night and feel how interesting the art performance of people in the Red River Delta is. Leaving Hanoi, the northern discovery will proceed to the celebrated Halong Bay. It must be a very scenic drive until you reach Hon Gai International Harbor to embark a cruise. The voyage will take you to the loveliest corners of Bai Tu Long Bay, Thien Canh Son Cave, and Hon Co Island. There will be opportunities for swimming, kayaking, and unwinding on the white-sandy beaches.
Get up early on the 17th-day tour and go to the sundeck to cherish the sunrise. The morning time onboard is truly enjoyable with delicious breakfast, tea or coffee amid the legendary landscape. The junk will then sail to Vung Vieng Fishing Village. Around noon, you should schedule to return to Hanoi. On the route, stop at Con Son Kiep Bac Temple. Then, the drive will continue to Noi Bai Airport for your ongoing Indochina trips.
Extend the Trip to Luang Prabang Laos
After Vietnam and Cambodia tour, you can extense 3 days to further visit Luang Prabang Laos and its historical essentials namely Royal Palace Museum, Pak Ou Cave, Ban Muang Keo, and Ban Xang Khong village. The program for this 19th day will advise you to see the local morning market, TaladPhosy, Ban Na Oune, Ban Tha Pane, and Kuang Si Waterfall. On the last day tour of the Indochina itinerary 20 days, the destinations are Pha Tad Ke Botanical Garden which pleases you amid green and fresh atmosphere. Then, get back to Luang Prabang for your flight back home.
Every single place will make up a journey of distinction in Vietnam, Cambodia, and Laos so that you love the charm of Indochina. Contact our expert at firstname.lastname@example.org to customize your trip!