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Classic Vietnam & Cambodia Tour

Home Icon 15-day Classic Vietnam & Cambodia from £3,795 £3,595pp

Vietnam and Cambodia are two countries offering a magical combination of culture, history and tradition, and bustling with life and adventure. Spectacular landscapes give way to verdant rice paddies, stretching as far as the eye can see. From vibrant cities to tranquil villages, experiences are varied and memorable.

Join Distant Journeys on our 15-day Classic Vietnam & Cambodia tour and you’ll see all the highlights of these two incredible touring destinations.

Our journey starts in Hanoi, before an overnight cruise on Vietnam’s famed Lan Ha Bay, a true tour highlight. Explore the old merchant streets of Hoi An, view the tunnels of Cu Chi, delight in the Mekong Delta and be awed by Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temple complex. Throughout our journey there will be many opportunities to interact with local communities, try delicious Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine and learn traditional crafts handed down through generations.

With a choice of UK departure airports, all international flights, quality hotels, full daily breakfast and many memorable experiences included, our Classic Vietnam & Cambodia tour provides you with an amazing itinerary, at an unbeatable price.

If you like the idea of just travelling as a couple, or even with a group of friends, then why not consider travelling on our Classic Vietnam & Cambodia tour, as a Private Tour. You’ll have the same expertly crafted itinerary and hand-picked hotels, combined with the exclusivity and convenience of your own friendly and knowledgeable guides, your own private vehicle and your own choice of departure date.

Why not extend your holiday with a visit to Luang Prabang in Laos?

SAVE £200 per person when you book your place on this tour by 29th February 2024. Offer also available on all our Japan, Vietnam & Cambodia tours departing from September 2024.

Day 1

Depart UK

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 1

Depart from London with Singapore Airlines. Manchester flights may be available on selected dates, at no extra cost. Please call for details.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Alternative airline – Emirates

If you prefer, you may fly with Emirates via Dubai from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow, for a supplement, from £200 per person return.

Day 2

Hanoi, 2 nights

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 2

Our Singapore Airlines flight travels via Singapore. On arrival in Hanoi and after clearing customs, we head to the Silk Path Hotel. Later, enjoy a welcome drink with our Tour Manager and fellow travellers.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Day 3

Hanoi

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 3

Our exploration of Hanoi begins with a visit to a local coffee shop to try the iconic Vietnamese egg coffee. Our next stop is the Temple of Literature, the oldest university in Hanoi, designed to honour the Chinese scholar, Confucius. We then venture to the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, which dates back to the 7th century. We enjoy a flavoursome lunch with a cookery demonstration of local dishes, like Bún Cha (pork with spring rolls and noodles) before exploring the Old Quarter, on a cyclo (rickshaw) ride. Our day draws to a close at the Vietnamese Women’s Museum, before returning to our hotel.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 4

Lan Ha Bay, Overnight

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 4

Tour Highlight
This morning, we make our way to Lan Ha Bay, which forms part of the greater Ha Long geography. Known for the dramatic karsts (limestone rocks) that rise out of the emerald green waters, the bay is one of Vietnam’s most popular natural attractions. Our vessel is La Regina Legend. Once on board, enjoy a tasty Vietnamese lunch while taking in the impressive scenery as we cruise into the bay. This afternoon, we visit the Light and Dark Cave, known for its pristine beauty. We explore the bay by local boat or kayak and there is also an opportunity for swimming. We return to La Regina for sunset and dinner.

Included meals:

Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5

Hoi An, 3 nights

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 5

An early wake-up call for a rejuvenating sunrise Tai Chi lesson sets the tone for the day. Enjoy a light breakfast, as we sail to Trung Trang, one of the most impressive caves on Cat Ba Island. As we return to the mainland a buffet brunch is served. Once back on dry land, our waiting transfer will take us to Hanoi Airport for our flight to Da Nang. On arrival, we transfer to Hoi An and the Silkotel Hotel, where we will spend the next three nights.

Included meals:

Light breakfast and brunch

Day 6

Hoi An

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 6

After breakfast, it’s time to explore Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We embark on a half-day walking tour of this historic town, exploring the residences of olden-day merchants, bustling community halls and labyrinthine alleys. Our morning finishes with the opportunity to learn the fundamental techniques of Qigong, Tai Chi and traditional Vietnamese martial arts. Our afternoon is at leisure. Perhaps, continue to stroll the streets of the old town, or maybe take an optional excursion to the ancient Cham capital of My Son.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 7

Hoi An Freedom Day

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 7

On our Freedom Day, we have a number of activities for you to choose from. First is a lantern-making class, where you discover how to craft the exquisite silk lanterns seen on every street corner in Hoi An. Alternatively, head for My Son, the former capital of the Cham civilisation. Or you may prefer to visit a local organic farm where you enjoy local tea and explore over fifty medicinal herbs, fruits, and flowers, before enjoying a delicious lunch with local dishes.

Included meals:

Breakfast

We Recommend — Lantern Making

Found on just about every street corner, learn how to make one of Hoi An’s iconic silk lanterns.

Day 8

Ho Chi Minh City, 3 nights

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 8

After breakfast, we head to the airport for our flight to Ho Chi Minh City, followed by a transfer to the Liberty Central Riverside Hotel, where we will stay for the next three nights. Often referred to by its former name, Saigon, the city is a cosmopolitan metropolis where the past is entwined with modern skyscrapers. The remainder of the day is ours to enjoy at leisure. Our hotel is ideally located in front of the Saigon River and only a short stroll from Nguyen Hue walking street, perfect for an afternoon stroll.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 9

Ho Chi Minh City & Cu Chi Tunnels

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 9

We leave the city behind us this morning as we head for the Cu Chi Tunnels. We watch a brief film about the life of the Viet Cong soldiers during the war and then explore the narrow tunnels that were so integral to the conflict, being living quarters, supply routes and hospitals. Following lunch, we return to the city for our afternoon of sightseeing. We start with the Reunification Palace, a former stronghold of the South Vietnamese Government then make our way to the city’s Central Post Office. Our day finishes with a visit to the War Remnants Museum, which provides thought-provoking insight about the war and its impact on human life.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 10

Mekong Delta

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 10

Leaving the city behind us, we drive towards the Mekong Delta, home to a maze of floating markets and villages surrounded by rice paddies. Boarding a motorised sampan (a traditional wooden boat) we take our time to view life in the Delta. As well as fishing, the Delta is home to many cottage industries. Visit a local Coconut Candy factory, observe traditional mat-making and explore tranquil villages. We have lunch in a local restaurant, before boarding our rowing boats for a journey along a small canal, witnessing daily life as we pass by. We return to Ho Chi Minh City for our final night.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 11

Siem Reap, 3 nights

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 11

Enjoy time at leisure until we transfer to the airport for our flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, we make our way to the Borei Angkor Hotel, where we stay for the next three nights. The rest of the day is ours to relax and enjoy as we please.

Included meals:

Breakfast

Day 12

Angkor Wat

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 12

Tour Highlight

A tour highlight today as we explore the famed temple complex of Angkor. We begin with a visit to striking Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Khmer Empire. We meander the beautiful Elephant Terrace followed by seeing the iconic Bayon temple up close. A 12th-century vestige, the stone towers are adorned with over 200 serenely smiling faces. We then visit Ta Prohm, an almost untouched temple, dating back to 1186. The sprawling stone halls are overrun with the roots of gargantuan banyan trees. Following lunch, we make our way to the iconic Angkor Wat. The temple complex is considered the largest religious building in the world. Dating back to the 12th century, Angkor Wat took an estimated three decades to build. We explore the well-preserved complex, admiring the bas-reliefs that surround the temple, telling tales of battles and celebrations, including the famed Churning of the Sea of Milk. Our expert guide will unpack all the hidden secrets of the temple, giving us a deeper insight into this mystical place.

Included meals:

Breakfast and lunch

Day 13

Siem Reap Freedom Day

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 13

Tour Highlight

Today is ours to do as we please. Explore the city or perhaps take an optional excursion. Our first recommendation is Tonle Sap Lake, home to a tiny community who live in houses built on wooden stilts. Or perhaps visit Trei Nhoar Community Village. This trip provides an insight into local Siem Reap country life, allowing visitors to get a taste of local culture, including a home-cooked meal. On our final option, we learn the art of morning almsgiving before walking to a nearby pagoda to give offerings to the monks and receive a blessing in return. We then visit a local home to learn more about Khmer life and enjoy an authentic Khmer lunch. No matter which option you choose, the proceeds of these tours go directly to the community visited. As our final evening approaches, we visit a nearby restaurant together for dinner accompanied by a Khmer classical dance performance.

Included meals:

Breakfast and dinner

Day 14

Depart Siem Reap

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 14

Enjoy the chance to relax before our homeward journey or perhaps make your way to the shops and markets for some souvenirs. We head for the airport to embark on our return flights with Singapore Airlines via Singapore or Emirates via Bangkok and Dubai.

Included meals:

Breakfast and in-flight meals

Why not extend your holiday with a visit to Luang Prabang in Laos? 3 nights from £895 per person

The UNESCO World Heritage town of Luang Prabang is a gem of the tiny land-locked country of Laos. Step back in time and discover its unique magical charm for yourself on our four day extension. Find out more.

Homebound Stopovers from only £295 per person

Explore somewhere new on your way home, with a city stay in Dubai or Singapore, or relax beachside on Sentosa Island. Prices include return airport transfers, two nights accommodation in a four-star hotel and daily breakfast.

Day 15

Arrive UK

Classic Vietnam and Cambodia Day 15

After two weeks of incredible memories, our journey draws to a close as we arrive back in our chosen UK airport, ready to regale friends and family with tales of our Classic Vietnam and Cambodia adventure.

Included meals:

In-flight meals and drinks

Departure dates & prices

SAVE £200 per person when you book your place on this tour by 29th February 2024. Offer also available on all our Japan, Vietnam & Cambodia tours departing from September 2024.

If you would prefer to travel to Vietnam & Cambodia on a Private Tour, supplements to the main tour price can be found here.

 Departure date Price (pp) Availability Offer
 2024
 25 October £3,795 £3,595 JUST LAUNCHED SAVE £200 per person
 2025
 17 January £3,895 £3,695 JUST LAUNCHED SAVE £200 per person
 14 February £3,895 £3,695 JUST LAUNCHED SAVE £200 per person
 07 March* £3,895 £3,695 JUST LAUNCHED SAVE £200 per person

*This departure stays at the Cozy Savvy Boutique Hotel, Hoi An.

Prices
Prices are per person based on two people sharing a twin or double room.

Single occupancy supplement
£695

Deposit
£1,000 per person if travelling Economy Class, £1,950 per person if travelling in Premium Economy, and £3,750 per person for Business Class.

Flight upgrades
Singapore Airlines upgrade to Premium Economy from £1,395 per person return, or Business Class from £3,595 per person return. Emirates upgrade to Business Class from £3,595 per person return.

Visa information
A visa is required for travel to Cambodia. For more information on applying for your visa and the associated costs, please refer to our FAQ’s page.

Important information
Prices and flight upgrades are subject to fuel surcharges and the availability of flights. The correct price will be confirmed before you book. For full terms and conditions see our Booking Conditions page.

Private Touring Supplements

Should you prefer to take our Classic Vietnam & Cambodia tour as a private tour, please add the relevant supplement below to the main tour price.

Guests choosing a private tour may select their own departure date.

 Number of Guests Tour Supplement (pp)
 All Dates
 2 guests From £495
 3 guests From £395
 4 guests From £295
 5-14 guests From £195
 15-19 guests From £95
 20+ guests No extra charge

Prices
Prices are per person, based on two people sharing a twin or double room, on departures from September 2024. Please contact us for prices prior to this.

Please note, alternative airlines may be considered or further supplements may apply in certain periods when international flight prices are higher.

So much included

Our escorted holidays are designed to include must-see sights and memorable experiences in your tour price. And our Classic Vietnam & Cambodia tour is no exception as so much of what you will experience is already included in the price. That’s all your scheduled international flights, overseas transfers, expertly chosen hotels, daily breakfast and several other meals too, experienced local Tour Manager and several amazing excursions, already paid for.

Flights with leading scheduled airlines

  • Return economy class flights
  • Fly with Singapore Airlines, via Singapore from London Heathrow, or Manchester on certain days of the week
  • Alternatively, fly with Emirates via Dubai from London Heathrow, London Gatwick, Manchester, Birmingham, Newcastle or Glasgow. A supplement from £200 per person will apply
  • All domestic flights within Vietnam & Cambodia
  • All airport charges, security charges and any applicable fuel surcharges
  • UK Air Passenger Duty

Carefully selected hotels

  • Carefully selected hotels in great locations
  • All hotel porterage
  • Applicable hotel taxes

Many meals worth £351 per person

  • Daily breakfast
  • Four lunches
  • One dinner
  • All meals on board the La Regina Legend

Unforgettable experiences

  • City sightseeing tours in Hanoi, Hoi An and Ho Chi Minh City
  • Explore the intriguing Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Visit the Mekong Delta to meet local farmers and the communities of the Delta
  • Magnificent temples of Angkor Wat
  • Aspara dance show

All-inclusive cruise on La Regina Legend, Lan Ha Bay:

  • Overnight cruise on Lan Ha Bay
  • All land excursions and selected on-board experiences
  • All meals
  • Welcome drink

On the ground

  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager and local guides
  • All overseas transfers
  • Modern, air-conditioned coaches throughout

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  • Your holiday is covered by our Price Promise
  • Your holiday is fully ATOL protected

Silk Path Hotel, Hanoi

Silk Path Hotel is situated in the heart of Hanoi’s Old Quarter – a warren of bustling streets and tucked-away lanes which so typify Vietnamese life. Step into the Silk Path Hotel and be enveloped in its elegance and charm,… Find out more >
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La Regina Legend, Lan Ha Bay

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, both Ha Long Bay and Lan Ha Bay have been shaped by nature for centuries. A must for any tour of Vietnam, one of the best ways to experience this wondrous phenomena is on… Find out more >

Silkotel, Hoi An

Silkotel Hoi An offers a cultural retreat like no other. This comfortable yet authentic hotel is located in close proximity to iconic landmarks and the lively Ancient Town of Hoi An, making it the perfect choice for enthusiastic travellers seeking… Find out more >
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Liberty Central Riverside Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

On the edge of Ho Chi Minh City’s Central Business District, overlooking the Saigon River, the Liberty Central Saigon Riverside hotel offers four-star accommodation and a stylish base for your stay in Ho Chi Minh City. This hotel is well-placed… Find out more >
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Borei Angkor Resort & Spa, Siem Reap

Showcasing the best of Khmer hospitality in the heart of Siem Reap, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa is only a few minutes away from the city’s most historical attractions such as the Royal Residence and Angkor National Museum. Your Stay… Find out more >
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