Classic Vietnam & Cambodia
Hightlights
  • Essentials:

    • See iconic Hanoi – City for Peace
    • Visit Halong Bay – a famous UNESCO World Heritage site
    • Hoi An – a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1999
    • See the spectacular landscape in Ninh Binh – a place selected by US magazine Forbes as one of the 23 best places to travel around the world in 2023
    • Visit Ho Chi Minh City – “the Pearl of the Far East”

  • The breathtaking landscapes:

    • Enjoy scenic, local market, marble mountains and Halong scenary
    • Taking a boat ride and float down the Mekong River

  • Immersion in the daily life of mountain ethnic groups and Hiking/Trekking:

    • Hiking through picturesque places, terraced fields, streams, waterfalls and local villages
    • Experience the daily activities of mountain ethnic people
    • Harvesting tropical fruits in Mekong Delta River

  • The MOST of Asia Mystika:

    • 100% tailor-made tour
    • Attention to details and value for money
    • Accompanied by experienced local guides

  • More experience:

    • Visit Ho Chi Minh City – “the Pearl of the Far East”
    • See local life in Mekong Delta – the “rice bowl” of Vietnam
    • Touring Hue – a city of historical significance, cultural richness, and natural beauty

Itinerary

DAY 01: SAIGON ARRIVAL (-/-/-)

Accommodation: City Hotel

Meals included: No

Welcome to o Ho Chi Minh City - the city used to be considered “the Pearl of the Far East” and start your tour with us! Meet your driver then transfer to Hanoi center, check in to your hotel at 2:00 pm before exploring this beautiful city.

Overnight in Saigon

Note: Hotel check-in time: 14 pm

Saigon Central Post office

Saigon

Saigon Bui Vien Walking street

DAY 02: SAIGON – CU CHI – SAIGON HALF-DAY CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Continue to Cu Chi to visit Cu Chi tunnels, where you have to become a true explorer when you crawl underground for an insight into life as the guerrillas during the Vietnam War. Be ready for a dark and sweaty experience you might never go through before!

Then start Saigon city tour, the first place is The Independence Palace symbolizes Vietnam's victory, peace, and territorial integrity. This place has a glamorous design, hundreds of rooms equipped with luxurious furnishings and decorations, and an enormous and gorgeous exterior space; continue to Notre Dame Cathedral and Old Post Office: Built between 1877 and 1883 this is one of the best examples of classical French colonial architecture. End of the tour is Ben Thanh Market: This bustling market is very popular with tourists, primarily due to its central location. It has a wide selection of goods ranging from fake Nike shoes to beautiful silk Ao Dais.

Return to Saigon for dinner and cozy overnight.

Saigon Independence palace

Saigon Notre Dame Cathedral

Saigon Ben Thanh Market

DAY 03: SAIGON – MEKONG DELTA – CAN THO (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Travel to the Mekong Delta to take a boat ride and float down the Mekong River. En route visit Coconut Candy Village or Cai Be Village to get a closer look at how their specialties are made. Row a sampan through the channels, you can learn more about the local life and sample freshly harvested tropical fruits. Have lunch at a local homestay, restaurant or on boat. You will head to Can Tho about midday for overnight.

Cai Be village

Ben Tre Coconut village

Ben Tre Coconut village

DAY 04: CAI RANG FLOATING MARKET – BINH THUY ANCIENT HOUSE – CHAU DOC (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Take a morning boat tour of Cai Rang and delve into the sights and sounds of this extraordinary market. Visit iconic places that include the Binh Thuy historic home and the Khmer Munirangsyaram Pagoda before heading to Chau Doc. Arrive in Chau Doc, check in hotel and relax.

Overnight in Chau Doc.

Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

Cai Rang Floating Market

DAY 05: CHAU DOC – SPEEDBOAT PHNOM PENH (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

From Chau Doc, travel to Phnom Penh by speedboat at 07:30. It takes about 4 hours. Arrive in Phnom Penh, meet our driver then you’ll transfer directly to hotel in city center for check-in. Free at leisure and relax at hotel in the afternoon. Overnight in Phnom Penh.

Chau Doc

Chau Doc Speed boat

Chau Doc Speed boat

DAY 06: PHNOM PENH CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel/Ecolodge

Meals included: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.

08:30am, our guide & driver will pick you up from hotel’s lobby for a full day tour by begin your first stop at The Independence Monument; designed by the Cambodian architect, Vann Molyvann, he was the foremost of a generation of architects who contributed to the unique style of architecture that emerged during 1950s-1960s and that has been coined New Khmer Architecture. With 37 meters tall in a form of lotus-shaped stupa was built in 1958 to memorialise Cambodia's independence from France in 1953.

Your next stop at Toul Sleng Genocide Museum or also known as prison number “S-21”. From 1975- 1979, Formerly a school building, S-21 the site served as an interrogation and extermination center, operated by the regime of “Democratic Kampuchea”, commonly known as the “Khmer Rouge regime. Prisoners were systematically tortured and murdered on site or on the killing field of Cheung Ek.

Then head out at South-West from the center about 15km to Choeung Ek or the best-known as the Killing Fields, it was a place where more than 17,000 civilians were killed and buried in mass graves; many of them transported here after detention and torture in Toul Sleng. This place is a chilling reminder of the brutalities of the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime. In the center of the area is a 17-story glass stupa which houses 8000 skulls exhumed from mass graves.

We come back to the city for lunch and tour in afternoon to visit the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda. Located within the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. The treasures found inside include a solid gold Buddha encrusted and weighing 90kilograms and a small 17th century emerald and baccarat crystal Buddha. After finished of seeing a beautiful Royal Garden in palace, we’ll move to Wat Phnom “Mountain Pagoda” a pagoda on the only hill in town. According to legend, the first pagoda on this site was erected in 1372 to house four statues of Buddha deposited here by the waters of the Mekong River and discovered by Lady Penh. Hence the city name Phnom Penh or 'hill of Penh'.

Now time for you to rolling around the Central Market (Phsar Thmei), a large market constructed in 1937 in the shape of a dome with four arms branching out into vast hallways with countless stalls of goods. The four wings of this gigantic yellow dome are teeming with stalls that sell goods ranging from gold and silver, antique coins, money exchange, books, flowers, food, fabrics, shoes, souvenirs, seafood and countless other products. If time permitted, walk along 4 face rivers to take fresh air or take optional sunset cruise to view wonder sunset seeing Phnom Penh at evening.

Overnight in Phnom Penh.

DAY 07: PHNOM PENH – SIEM REAP (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel. At the morning (08:00am), you’ll pick up by driver and transfer to bus station for you sharing bus to Siem Reap, bus leaving at 08:45am with distance 314 km – 6 hours drives. Meet our driver on arrival and you’ll transfer to check in at hotel. Remain of the day is free.

Overnight in Siem Reap.

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Ta Prohm

DAY 08: ANGKOR WAT DISCOVERY (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel. Enjoy a full day tour with our local English-speaking-guide & driver at Angkor World Heritage Site covers the most impressive and stunning temples in the country, the Heart & Soul of Cambodia!

Begin a trip to avoid the crowd by visiting to Ta Prohm - The Ancestor Brama & Jungle Temple, famously known as the Tomb Raider temple. Most of this temple is covered by gigantic trees that have grown over the ancient structures for over 600 years. Ta Prohm has been left untouched by archaeologists except for the clearing of a path for visitors and structural strengthening to stave off further deterioration. After Ta Prohm, head on over to Ta Keo, one of the biggest temples built during the Khmer Empire and it was built a couple of hundred years before Angkor Wat temple. Then visit the ruined Ta Nei temple that’s hidden in the jungle. Continue your trip to the Victory Gate of Angkor Thom where you will be welcomed by the four smiling faces of the King Jayavarman VII in the form of Buddha accompanied by gods and demons. This is a truly amazing sight. Enter through the gates to discover the impressive Angkor Thom temple complex (the Great City of King Jayavarman VII between 1181 – 1220 AD). The area consists of the Elephant Terrace, Leper King, Preah Paleilay, Ancient Royal Palace, Phimean Akas, Baphoun, and Bayon.

After lunch, you’ll visit to the World Heritage Site; the biggest Buddhist temple on the World. seeing the architectural masterpiece of Angkor Wat and stroll around this massive monument, exploring the many galleries with columns, libraries, pavilions, courtyards and ponds full of water reflecting the towering temple. Go back to hotel and relax.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Angkor Wat

Angkor Wat

Ta Prohm

DAY 09: SIEM REAP – FLIGHT TO DANANG – HOI AN ANCIENT TOWN (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Free at leisure in the morning then transfer to Siem Reap airport to take flight to Da Nang. Arrive in Da Nang airport, meet our driver and guide then head to Hoian Ancient Town, recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. You will discover the Hoi An Ancient Town including Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls, the 200 - year old Tam Ky ancestral house, and the Japanese Bridge. Spend your night in the nostalgic city.

Overnight in Hoi An.

Hoi An Japanese bridge

Hoi An river side

Hoi An

DAY 10: TRA QUE COOKING CLASS – COCONUT FOREST (B/L/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch

After a hearty breakfast, enjoy a morning bike ride through the rural scenery of Hoi An to a small vegetable planting village located on the banks of Tra Que Village. Tra Que Village has been infamous for its special aromatic Vietnamese herbs. Join local people in their daily works of planting and watering produce. Here, you can take a cooking class to learn how to cook some local specialties in a tranquil setting. There is nothing better than enjoying your creations for lunch. Head to Cam Thanh Village in the afternoon to experience the bamboo boat and see the coconut forest.

Overnight in Hoi An

Tra Que Village

Tra Que Village

Tra Que Village

DAY 11: HOI AN – BA NA HILLS – HUE (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast at the hotel, starting tour to Ba Na Hill. Driver and local guide will pick-up you at the hotel and transfer to Ba Na Hill. Take Cable Car which gains 5 world scores to Ba Na hills station. Stop at By Night station to visit Vong Nguyet hills, Linh Ung pagoda, The Old Villas of French. Continue moving up by cable car to the Nui Chua Mountain – the top of Ba Na range, visiting Nghinh Phong top, Le Nim Villas, Orchid Garden, etc. Experience hill climbing train (first and unique funicular in Vietnam) and visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), flower garden Le Jardin D’amour and Linh Ung Pagoda. After that, transfer by car to Hue city, stopping en route to unwind atop the breathtaking Pass of Ocean Clouds.

Overnight in Hue.

Ba Na Hills Golden Bridge

Ba Na Hills Linh Ung Temple

Ba Na Hills Wine Cellar

DAY 12: HUE CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

Take a morning cruise on the tranquil Perfume River to Thien Mu after breakfast and explore this sacred pagoda. Continue to the former Imperial Citadel and enjoy this World Heritage Site to the fullest. Afternoon, visit a typical Hue garden house, the impressive tomb of former Emperor Tu Duc, and a village that crafts traditional conical hats. Experience Hue’s special cuisine and folk music to round up a joyful day.

Overnight in Hue.

Hue Thien Mu Pagoda

Hue Thien Mu Pagoda

Hue Perfume River

DAY 13: HUE – FLIGHT TO HANOI – HALF-DAY CITY TOUR (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, depart to airport to take a flight to Hanoi.

Enjoy Half day experience to some must-see signature culture sights of Hanoi including: Temple of Literature, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and former president’s house. Or you have an option to visit one of handicraft villages around Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi.

Option: Hanoi electric bike tour visits Hanoi half day

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

Temple of literature

Hanoi Opera House

DAY 14: HANOI – NINH BINH – HANOI (B/-/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast

After breakfast, departure for Hoa Lu - Tam Coc, enjoying the beautiful sceneries of the rural areas on the way.

After arriving in Ninh Binh province, the guide takes you to visit Hoa Lu - the Ancient Royal capital of Viet Nam. We will visit Dinh king temple and Le king temple, in the 10th century, finding out the heroic histories of this two Kings in Chinese Wars. After that, we go to Tam Coc (10 km far from Hoa Lu).

After lunch you will get on bamboo boat - rowed by the local people - in Hoang Long River to visit Tam Coc (three caves) on the way. You pass through three enormous caves that provide a brief respite from the intense summer sun. It takes approximately two hours to go up and down the river and along the way, you witness local fisherfolk, village life along the river and, of course, the striking limestone karst formations that Tam Coc is famous for.

We take the car come back Hanoi.

Mua Cave Ninh Binh

Hoa Lu Ninh Binh

Tam Coc Ninh Binh

DAY 15: HANOI – HALONG BAY (B/L/D)

Accommodation: Cruise

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Distance: ~ 180km, ~ 3-hour drive (depending on traffic)

Today, head East to Halong Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Board a junk, which is an iconic traditional type of boat in Asia to cruise through the bay with 3000 stunning limestone resembling magnificent creatures. Free to immerse in the outstanding scenic beauty or engage in various activities. The trip can’t be completed without an overnight onboard.

Halong BayHalong Bay

Halong Bay

DAY 16: HALONG BAY – HANOI (B/BR/-)

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals included: Breakfast, Brunch

Enjoy miraculous sunrise over the islets of the Bay. The boat will take us to go about marvelous areas. Then it’s back to the boat and cruise to Halong Port arriving around noon. Back to Hanoi.

Upon arrival in Hanoi, check in at the hotel and relax. Free in the evening

Overnight in Hanoi

Hoan Kiem Lake Hanoi

Ta Hien Street Hanoi

Old Quarter Hanoi

DAY 17: HANOI DEPARTURE (B/-/-)

Meals included: Breakfast

Transfer to the airport for onward flight. Make sure to keep in touch with new friends you found during the trip and don’t forget to share your wonderful journey and reviews with us on our social media.

*** Tour end ***

Noi Bai Airport

Noi Bai Airport

Noi Bai Airport

Price

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Price Policies
Price Includes Price Excludes
  • Accommodation nights (Hotels/Lodge/Local House/Homestay)
  • Transportation with air-condition
  • Breakfast, meals as mentioned
  • English-speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle
  • Water during the itinerary (2 bottles/pax/day)
  • Entrance fees for mentioned visits
  • 2D1N Halong Bay night cruise
  • Bach Long Glass Bridge
  • Cycling/Hiking, bamboo rafting, local activities, etc
  • Drinks or meals not at above mentioned
  • Personal expenses and other services than mentioned
  • Visa. Stamping fee at the airport
  • Flight ticket
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of a personal nature
  • Tips, Travel insurance
  • Supplement of room rate
  • Bana Hill, Tra Que Cooking Class, Saigon Vespa Tour
Children Policy

 

For Asia Mystika Travel Experiences (excursions and day trips) children between the ages of 4 and 11, at dates of travel, will receive a 15% discount off the Adult price (based on total travelers - adults + children 4 -11), unless specified otherwise in a proposal.

All flights are quoted separately and children are charged as per airline policies. Infants under two years of age will be exempt from most charges except as mandated by airline policies. More Information

Cancellation/ Refund Policy

 

Cancellation must be made in writing by email and be received in time (please keep in mind weekends, public holidays, and different time zones on both ends).

The charges below apply unless different terms have been mentioned at quotation/booking time.

 

Individual traveler (1 – 8 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 10% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 25% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 50% of total tour cost
  • Between 7 days and 48 hours before arrival: 75% of total tour cost
  • Less than 48 hours before arrival: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

 

Group traveler (From 9 people)

  • 31 days and more before arrival: Non-refundable deposit (if any)
  • From 30 days to 22 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 20% of total tour cost
  • From 21 days to 15 days’ prior arrival date: Non-refundable deposit or 70% of total tour cost
  • From 14 days to 08 days’ prior arrival date: 90% of total tour cost
  • Shortening or cancellation on site: 100% of total tour cost

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