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Hanoi to Ha Long Bay, Hoi An, Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap, Cambodia: 13 days

Start your tour in Hanoi, Vietnam's capital in the North. Cruise the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay. Fly to Hoi An, one of our favourite towns for a wonderful few days. Fly to Ho Chi Minh (Saigon) and enjoy the bustling streets and food stalls before flying to Siem Reap in Cambodia to be wowed by the grandeur of the temples of Angkor Wat.

Travelbay Tip: Day 1 of this tour is the day you arrive. Many people whose flights arrive in the evening, choose to arrive a day earlier to give themselves time to settle in and see a bit of Hanoi, as on the morning of Day 2 you will be collected after breakfast and taken to Ha Long Bay. Should you wish to arrive a day earlier, we’d be happy to arrange accommodation at the same hotel you will be staying at on your tour. You will need to pay for the extra night, but you will still be collected on arrival by the tour guide/driver at no extra cost. There are many things to see and do in and around Hanoi. See here for more information about day tours. 

This is a Small Group Tour with your own guide, driver and a maximum of 10 people. Often the groups are smaller but there will be no more than 10 people. The exception to this is your pick up and cruise in Ha Long Bay which is managed by the cruise company and will include more people. If you would like to make the tour a Private Tour, please contact us for a quote. We also offer Tailor Made Tours to Vietnam.

* Price includes 2 domestic flights within Vietnam and 1 flight from Vietnam to Cambodia, 12 nights' accommodation, transfers, guides, entrances (including 2 days at Angkor Wat) 17 meals and more. Price does not include international flights from your place of origin to Vietnam or returning from Cambodia.

We would be happy to provide you with a quote for international flights. Flights from Australia to Ho Chi Minh City are approximately $900-$1100 per person return. The actual price varies depending on departure city, time of year and luck of the draw! 

Find out what our customers have to say: Vietnam Customer Reviews and Photos

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Day 1: Arrival in Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi you will be collected from the airport and transferred to your Hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.

Overnight in Hanoi: L'Heritage Hotel - Deluxe Room (3 Star) Hanoi Pearl - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Melia Hanoi Hotel - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Day 2: Cruise the emerald waters of Ha Long Bay

After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel by the cruise company for a drive through rice paddy fields to the UNESCO World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay. Translated as “where the dragon descends into the sea” experience the magic and wonder of nature. Take a cruise on a junk boat among the hundreds of limestone peaks topped in rainforest rising from the emerald waters. After lunch visit a grotto of gigantic stalactites and stalagmites. Along the way, anchor for a leisurely swim in a secluded cove. In the late evening you will drop anchor for an overnight stay on the Junk Cruise.

Note: Please bring an overnight bag with you, because you will not be able to (or want to) take all your luggage with you on the Ha Long Bay excursion and cruise. There would not be enough room to accommodate everyone’s luggage gracefully. You will be leaving from and returning to the same hotel in Hanoi where you can safely store your remaining luggage.

The shuttle bus from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay is operated by the cruise company. 

Overnight in Ha Long Bay: Oriental Sails - Deluxe cabin or Lavender Cruise – Deluxe cabin (3 Star); Huong Hai Sealife - Suite (4 Star); Athena Luxury Cruise - Athena Executive Suite (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 3: A leisurely cruise in Ha Long Bay & Street Food tour in Hanoi

Early mornings are a wonderful time and are when Ha Long Bay is at its best. Enjoy the views from the deck of the cruise and spend the morning at your leisure – sit back and enjoy this unique landscape. After lunch return to Hanoi by shuttle bus.

Enjoy an evening walking Street Food Tour in Hanoi with your guide in the Old Quarter.

Gain an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular Northern dishes. Eat as you go, walking through the maze of bustling streets, trying seasonal fruit and sampling tasty French-inspired snacks from a street cart. Try the famed Hanoi dishes such as Bun Cha Ta (a grilled pork and noodle dish) and Banh Cuon at a local eatery and watch as the skilled chefs demonstrate how this tasty dish is put together.

Continuing into the atmospheric heart of the Old Quarter, wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can observe local life that has changed little since Hanoi was founded over 1000 years ago - a hint at why it is called the "Old Quarter".

The next two snack stops are at outdoor BBQ stalls. Sit down with the Hanoi locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties that are flame grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. It’s now time for dessert!

Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets - Banh My Hanoi - a hidden street food restaurant where you can taste the top street foods in Hanoi including Vietnamese Rice Wine and the famous Egg Coffee. This hard-to-find café is one of the few left in the narrow street inside the old quarter of Hanoi. 

Please note: If you have any special dietary requirements, please let us know so that we can accommodate your needs and wishes. 

Overnight in Hanoi: L'Heritage Hotel - Deluxe Room (3 Star) Hanoi Pearl - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Melia Hanoi Hotel - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4: A day of leisure and a flight to Hoi An

Today you will be taken to the airport in time for your flight to Da Nang. On arrival in Da Nang you will be met at the airport and driven to Hoi An (approximately a 45 minute drive). Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure in Hoi An.

The Hoi An entrance fee is included. When you arrive in Hoi An, please remind your guide to give it to you. It is a compulsory ticket and it is recommended to keep this in your pocket during your stay in Hoi An. Sometimes the town security will ask you to show the ticket and if you do not have it, you will need to buy another one at around USD7.

Overnight in Hoi An: Kim An Hotel - Superior Room (3 Star); Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort & Spa - Deluxe Room with Balcony (4 Star); Royal Hoi An - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 5: Hoi An Eco Tour and Cooking Class

Today is a day to experience the local life and cuisine of Hoi An.

Begin with a trip to the local markets - the morning time is when they are at their peak. Your guide can give you some bargaining tips as well as explain the ingredients that you will buy for your cooking class. 

Next, head to the water and hop into a coracle - a traditional round boat where you can paddle on the canals of the Bay Mau Nipa Forest. This is a great fun!

Your guide will show you the folk game “bit mat dap nieu”. Then take a short break with local tea before your cooking class with the local chefs. The chefs will teach you how to cook Vietnamese food and after you can enjoy your self-made lunch. 

Then relax on a sightseeing tour on the Thu Bon River by boat before being taken back to your hotel around 3pm. 

Overnight in Hoi An: Kim An Hotel - Superior Room (3 Star); Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort & Spa - Deluxe Room with Balcony (4 Star); Royal Hoi An - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 6: Explore Hoi An – a wonderful town with great shops, tailors, river, beach, cafes and more

Today is a free day. Hoi An offers something for everyone. You can relax at the beach, enjoy great shopping and discover the grace and history of this well preserved ancient town. It is a culinary mecca with a laid back nature. The old-town character and friendly openness of the locals of Hoi An is a delight.

Overnight in Hoi An: Kim An Hotel - Superior Room (3 Star); Belle Maison Hadana Hoi An Resort & Spa - Deluxe Room with Balcony (4 Star); Royal Hoi An - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast 

Day 7: Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, the bustling and charming city of the South

Today is at your leisure until your airport transfer for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. You will be met on arrival in Ho Chi Minh City and taken to your hotel. From temples to sky scrapers, museums, French architecture, shops and food stalls – Ho Chi Minh City has plenty to explore. 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City: Le Duy Hotel - Deluxe Room (3 Star); Muong Thanh - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Hotel Majestic Saigon - Colonial Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 8: Visit the Mekong Delta

Today you will be collected from your hotel and driven to the Ben Tre province, also known as land of Coconut, in the Mekong Delta. The drive is around 2 hours and on arrival in Ben Tre you can explore coconut workshops and the art of mat weaving in local houses. You can relax in the village or wander around observing the locals go about their daily life.

When it is time for lunch, board a Xu Loi - a kind of motorised rickshaw and be taken to a riverside restaurant. After lunch you can either relax at the restaurant or take a bike ride around the lovely countryside. Then take a trip in a sampan through the canals and visit the local Ben Tre market before your transfer back to Ho Chi Minh City.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City: Le Duy Hotel - Deluxe Room (3 Star); Muong Thanh - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Hotel Majestic Saigon - Colonial Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast and lunch

Day 9: At leisure in Saigon

Today enjoy a day at leisure in Ho Chi Minh City. You may like to visit District 1 - the central part of the city and home to many of the sights and museums. If you would like to arrange an additional day tour, click here for a range of options.   

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City: Le Duy Hotel - Deluxe Room (3 Star); Muong Thanh - Deluxe Room (4 Star); Hotel Majestic Saigon - Colonial Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 10: Travel to Siem Reap – the gateway to Angkor Wat

Today you are free at leisure until you will be taken to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. On arrival you will be met at the airport and taken to your hotel. Siem Reap is the gateway to the temples of Angkor Wat and with world class dining, shopping and spas, there is much to explore. 

Overnight in Siem Reap: La Niche D'Angkor - Deluxe Room (3 Star); Tara Angkor Hotel - Superior Room (4 Star); Angkor Palace Resort - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 11: Full Day tour of the majesty and magic of the Angkor temples

Today is a classic one-day tour of the Angkor temple complex.

Begin early with your guide and driver collecting you from your hotel at 7am (we recommend starting early to get ahead of some of the larger tour groups). Start with Angkor Wat itself - the iconic and best preserved of the Angkor temples. Accompanied by your guide, enter from East, the back entrance, take your time at the temple and walk through to the front entrance where your driver will be waiting for you.

Enjoy a relaxed lunch in Siem Reap before heading to the South Gate of Angkor Thom, where you’ll begin your exploration of the centrepiece of this ancient city, Bayon. The Bayon temple has 54 towers, all with a smiling Buddha face in each of the four directions. The tour also visits the Royal EnclosurePhimeanakas, the Terrace of Elephants and the Terrace of Leper Kings, as well as Ta Prohm - the jungle temple that has been overtaken by trees made famous by the movie Tomb Raider.

In the afternoon you will be taken back to your hotel in Siem Reap. 

Please note: When visiting the temples of Angkor you will need to ensure your shoulders are covered and wear trousers / skirts that cover your knees. 

In the evening, you may wish to visit Pub Street where you can find many restaurants and bars, as well as the night markets. The hotel staff can help you with a tuk tuk to get you there.

Overnight in Siem Reap: La Niche D'Angkor - Deluxe Room (3 Star); Tara Angkor Hotel - Superior Room (4 Star); Angkor Palace Resort - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast, lunch

Day 12: More temples of Angkor

Today visit some temples that are a little further out and which involve a pleasant drive through the countryside. These temples are less busy than the main temples and were the ones Nikki and Nicola most enjoyed on their visit in March 2019.

Your driver will collect you at 7am and take you to the small and beautiful temple of Banteay Srei, built for the worship women. This temple is largely built of pink sandstone, a harder rock that can be more elaborately carved and better survives the rigours of time. 

Continue on to Banteay Samre – its rose-colored sandstone walls are decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs, which are among the most accomplished Angkor has to offer. Visit Pre Rup - a large temple-mountain, that contains well-preserved carvings of fine detail before being taken back your hotel.

Enjoy the afternoon free at leisure. You might enjoy another visit to the markets or Pub Street as they are so much fun 😊

Overnight in Siem Reap: La Niche D'Angkor - Deluxe Room (3 Star); Tara Angkor Hotel - Superior Room (4 Star); Angkor Palace Resort - Deluxe Room (5 Star)

Meals included: Breakfast

Day 13: Time to go home or on to your next adventure

The tour ends today and you will be taken to the airport in time for your flight. 

Meals included: Breakfast

 

All accommodation and hotels are subject to change. If the stated hotel is not available a hotel of a similar standard and location will be booked.

We like to leave a little bit of space in the itinerary for leisure and people to do their own thing. However, if you would like to participate in more tours or excursions during your leisure time, you can find a sample of what is available here. Please note you will need to pay for any additional tours you choose to book that are not part of the existing itinerary. We can provide you with a quote.

 

INCLUSIONS
Inclusions:
  • 13 day incredible tour of Vietnam and Cambodia – If you want the best of the region in under 2 weeks – this is it!
  • 11 nights' accommodation and one night aboard a junk in Ha Long Bay.
  • Feast upon the yummy Vietnamese and Cambodian cuisine with 19 meals included.
  • 3 internal flights – Hanoi to Da Nang; Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh and Ho Chi Minh to Siem Reap.
  • All airport transfers – your tour guide will be there to meet you on arrival and get you to the airport on time for your departure.
  • English speaking guide (in each location you will have a different guide).
  • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary - including 2 days at the temples of Angkor.
Highlights:
  • Journey from the North to the South of Vietnam then fly to Cambodia for a tour of Angkor Wat.
  • Overnight on a junk cruise amongst the hundreds of islets and limestone cliffs of Ha Long Bay.
  • Discover the street food delights on a guided tour in the Old Quarter of Hanoi. 
  • Enjoy the grace of Hoi An and delight in the old town character, great shops and friendly people of this charming town.
  • Learn the art of Vietnamese cooking with a cooking lesson
  • Enjoy a paddle boat Eco tour on the canals of the Bay Mau Nipa Forest. 
  • Discover the bustling city and rich culture of Ho Chi Minh City.
  • Visit Ben Tre in the Mekong Delta, gain an insight into local life and take a trip in a sampan through the canals.
  • 2 days touring the temples of Angkor - Spend a full day exploring the many magical places including the famous and iconic Angkor Wat, the mystical Ta Phrom being overtaken by the jungle, Bayon and its many eerie faces...the complex of Angkor has hundreds of temples to explore and discover.
  • Spend a second day discovering the smaller and quieter temples of Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre and Pre Rup.
  • Relax in the resort town of Siem Reap enjoying local cuisine and shopping.
MORE INFO

How to get there:
This tour starts in Hanoi, Vietnam and ends in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  

There are many domestic flights from Ho Chi Minh to Hanoi and Siem Reap as well as direct flights from Singapore and other international airports.

Travelbay works together with an excellent corporate flight booking company and is happy to provide you with a quote and organise your flights. We charge a $50 booking fee for this service. Alternatively, if you would like to arrange flights yourself you can find more information and suggestions here.

If you are wanting to know more about how far it is between destinations and how long your flight will take, you can visit www.travelmath.com and use their trip calculator.

Timezones:
To help you calculate the time difference we recommend World Time Buddy.

Visa information:

Vietnam
Most nationalities require a visa when travelling to Vietnam. You need to apply for and receive your visa before you leave Australia. This can be done up to 6 months in advance. 

To apply online, please click on the following link: http://www.vietnamembassyvisa.org.au/

You will need to complete your details and upload a passport photo and scanned copy of your passport. Your passport photo should have been taken within the last 12 months.

Once you have completed the online form you will be sent an email with details on the visa fees and how to pay. Please note, you will need to pay the listed additional postage fee. 

In January 2019 the cost of an adult single entry 1 month visa was AUD $99 and a multiple entry visa AUD $140. The postage fee is in addition to this. 

Once you have paid and your visa has been processed, you will receive the visa in the mail. In our experience they have always been quick and helpful and it is a simple process.

If you would like to apply for your visa via post click here for instructions and more information. 

Important Information in relation to Vietnam Visa Approval letters

We do not approve of or support 3rd party Vietnam Approval Letters for the following reason:

  • Vietnam Approval Letters are NOT Vietnam Visas.
  • There have been many reports of fake letters and fake companies providing letters. The Vietnam Embassy have issued warnings in this regard.
  • Even if you get a genuine letter on arrival in Vietnam you have to take your letter to a counter, queue up (sometimes for as long as an hour), pay a fee and get your Visa BEFORE you can pass through immigration – this can cause quite long delays at a time you would not want one.
  • We recommend that you obtain your Vietnam Visa either online or through the Vietnam Embassy in Canberra or the Vietnam Consulate in Sydney prior to departure.
  • Should you urgently need a letter and for some reason cannot obtain a visa prior to departure such as due to short notice, our colleagues in Vietnam can obtain a legitimate approval letter for you, but you will of course still have to go through the queue process on arrival in Vietnam.

If you decide to go to a 3rd party to obtain a Vietnam Visa letter we cannot take any responsibility for the consequences should you not be able to gain entry to Vietnam or experience delays.

Cambodia
Most nationalities require a visa to enter Cambodia.

You can either obtain your visa on arrival in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap or you can apply online before departure. 

To apply online, please click on the following link: https://www.evisa.gov.kh/home - we found it to be a very quick and simple process.

You will need to complete your details and upload a passport photo and scanned copy of your passport. Your passport photo should have been taken within the last 12 months. The visa fee is payable at the time of application.

Once your visa has been processed you will be sent an email with the visa – you will need to print 2 copies and take them with you. 

Please note: The visa is only valid for 3 months from the time of application. We therefore recommend not applying too far in advance. The processing time is usually fairly quick providing there are no complications with your passport or application.

If you would like to apply for your visa on arrival you will need the following:

  • A completed visa application form (you can obtain the application form on your arrival)
  • Your current passport with at least 6 months validity
  • One recent passport sized photograph 
  • Appropriate visa fee. Last time we checked in 2019 this was USD30. It is best to have this in cash (US Dollars) for when you arrive. 

Currency information:
The currency used in Vietnam is the Vietnamese Dong. Both the US Dollar and the Cambodian Riel are accepted in Cambodia.

There are ATM machines available (you can withdraw USD). Occasionally the older ATM's do not accept Australian debit cards and you may need to try a different ATM. 

From our personal experience, in Vietnam we found the best exchange rate was on taking AUD into a bank and exchanging for dong. Please keep in mind that banks are closed on weekends.

If you have any plans to use your card overseas, you should let your bank know to avoid them freezing any 'suspicious' activity.

Tipping and Tour Guides:
Tipping is entirely at your discretion.

In response to some customers questions here are a few guidelines:

It is usual to tip the guides, drivers, porters and waiters.

Tipping is not necessary for taxis or for cheaper restaurants. Remember, it’s a good idea to check if service charges are included in your restaurant bill. If not, a tip of 10% of the total bill is normal.

Below are a few general guidelines to support you with tipping, however please be aware that tipping is a sign of gratification for good service, and therefore view the guidelines as the middle ground, which can be adjusted depending on the level of service you feel you have received.

  • Guides: USD 3-5 per person per day
  • Drivers: USD 2-3 per person per day

You may wish to check if you will have the same guide and driver for the duration of your time in one location and tip them on your last day with them.

Tipping tip: It can be handy to have small notes for tipping.

Safety tips:
Please remember to take care of yourself and your belongings at all times when travelling. We recommend using an over the shoulder bag /handbag with a zip to keep your belongings safe and secure.

When in Phnom Penh please be extra alert as when we (Nikki and Nicola) visited, our tour guide and driver informed us there had been a few incidences of tourists having their mobile phones snatched whilst in the street taking photos – also good not to flash your wallet about. None of our customers have had any issues to date and neither did we. We do have the extra protection of the drivers and guides – however still good to always stay alert and sensible!

Extra travel tips:
When visiting temples and palaces (including Angkor Wat) you will need to ensure your shoulders are covered and wear trousers / skirts that cover your knees. 

Take extra water, especially on visits to the temples. It is hot in Cambodia and whilst your tour guide will have some water for you in the car, it is likely you will need more than one small bottle.

Vaccination Information:
Travelbay recommends you check with your doctor as to any immunisations that you may require or that are recommended for your travels.  Alternatively, you can visit The Travel Doctor or Travelvax for more information. 

Climate:

Vietnam

Many people ask us about the weather in Vietnam.

There is not one simple answer so we have prepared a more detailed reply which you can find here.

    Dry season: Generally November to March (with some regional variations). 
    Wet season: May to October (with some regional variations).

    Peak season: 
    Vietnam is a popular destination all year round. The peak seasons for travel are from November to March and July to August. 

    The Lunar/Chinese New Year is a time when Vietnam all but comes to a standstill. Most people go home to their families and travel during this time is not recommended. The dates for the New Year change each year but usually it is in late January to February. Please note – we do not sell tours nor recommend travelling during this time. 

    Other dates to note include the following:

    • 24 April: Huna King Commemoration Day – this is celebrated in the Ninh Binh Province only
    • 30 April: Reunification Day – This day commemorates the soldiers who died in war during the 1800s and 1900s.
    • 2 September: National Independence Day – There are celebrations and fireworks in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.
    • 4 October: Mid-Autumn Festival – Adults and children take to the streets to celebrate and float lanterns in the rivers and lakes. The Old Quarter in Hanoi and the Old Town of Hoi An are generally crowded.
    • 31 December – New Year’s Eve – January 1 is a public holiday and many people celebrate.

    Cambodia

    Cambodia lies in the tropics meaning that it is warm to hot year round and the climate is dominated by the alternating wet and dry seasons.

    Please note April can be very hot. The rains come in May which tends to cool things down. In August, September and October the rains can be heavy during the day

    Dry season: November to May 
    Wet season: June to October 
    Peak season: November to December is the peak season for travel in Cambodia.

    Vietnam

    Population: 93.5 million

    Language: Vietnamese

    Predominant religion: 81% of the population has no religion followed by 9% Buddhist

    Some interesting facts:
    The Vietnamese language has six different tones. A change in tone changes the meaning of the word making the language somewhat difficult to learn (but English is widely spoken and the friendly locals are more than happy to help you with your Vietnamese pronunciation).

    Vietnam is one of the world’s last surviving one-party Communist states.

    Around 70% of the 93 million plus people that live in Vietnam, live in the countryside and over half the population are under 25.

    Cambodia

    Population: 15.15 million

    Language: Khmer

    Predominant religion: Buddhism (95%)

    Some interesting facts:
    It is hard to look past the dark history of the Pol Pot regime in the 1970’s where the Khmer Rouge terrorised the nation. From 1975-1979 over 2 million people were killed, some estimates are closer to 3 million. As a result the country has had spent the last 30-40 years rebuilding itself.

    Around half of the population is under 15.

    It was the Vietnamese who eventually stepped in to help Cambodia oust Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge in 1979.

    Cambodia was a French colony until 1953. Many of the older generation speak French and there is a legacy of French bakeries throughout the country.

    Angkor Wat was built in the early 12th century and is the largest religious monument in the world.

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    TERMS
    Terms & Conditions

    Booking Process:

    Upon purchase of your tour online you will immediately receive a receipt and order confirmation. Travelbay will contact the tour operator to confirm availability for all accommodation and transportation for your tour.

    As soon as we have confirmed the dates (usually within 48 hours sometimes a little longer at weekends) we will email you your booking confirmation.

    We will request further information from you to ensure that all your personal preferences are taken care of. This will include details such as your accommodation preferences, dietary requests, allergies, health issues, emergency contact and any special requirements. We will also request copies of the passport for each traveller so that we can organise and book all the flights that are listed as being included in the price of this tour.

    Very Important:

    It is extremely rare for any of these tours to not have availability (as we remove them when full) however, it is important to note that your dates are only confirmed once we have been in touch with you to confirm availability. Therefore, please wait on purchasing your international flights until you have received booking confirmation from us.

    In the unlikely event that there is no availability on your chosen date we will offer you alternate dates. If these do not suit we will fully refund your payment.

    Booking Information:

    • Quoted prices are per person.
    • Booking valid for selected and booked travel dates.
    • Please book at least 45 days prior to your desired date of travel.
    • Bookings are subject to availability.
    • Child prices:
      • Under age 5: 10% of adult price – if sharing a bed with parents. 
      • Age 6 – 10 years: 50% of adult price – if sharing a bed with parents. 
      • 100% of adult price if separate bed is requested.
      • Age 11 and over: adult pricing. 
    • Minimum group size is 2.
    • Maximum group size is 10. Please contact us if your group is larger than 10 people. 
    • The listed "Price per person ~ single room" relates to having your own room for the tour (with a minimum of 2 people on the tour). If you are a single traveller, please contact us for a single traveller price. 
    • Maximum room capacity of 3.
    • High season surcharges apply on certain dates, please contact us for details.
    • If you would like to arrive before the start of tour or leave later and require extra nights’ accommodation, please contact us and we can arrange it for you at very reasonable rates.
    • Prior to completion of your booking we take great care to go through all the details together with you until we get everything exactly as you would like it. At that point we confirm your booking and the details and you pay for it. If after payment, you decide to make further changes we will do what we can to accommodate them and will also need to charge an additional $50 administration fee.

    Inclusions:

    • 12 nights' accommodation.
      • Check-in & check-out time: generally, check in is after 2 pm and check out before 12 pm. Early check-in and late check-out are subject to room availability and may generate additional full day room rate.
    • 17 meals as per itinerary.
    • Domestic flights: Hanoi – Da Nang, Da Nang – Ho Chi Minh - 20kg checked baggage, 7kg hand baggage.
    • International flight: Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap - 20kg checked baggage, 7kg hand baggage.
    • Mineral water on tour days.
    • Free wifi available at the hotel lobby.
    • English speaking local guides (in each location you will have a different guide).
    • Entrance and sightseeing fees as stated in the itinerary.
    • All airport transfers.
    • Please note: There is one airport transfer on arrival and one airport transfer on departure for the group booked. If within your group you will be arriving separately, please contact us for a quote.
    • All transport as per itinerary. 
    • Taxes and service fees.

      Exclusions:

      • International airfares to and from Australia. 
      • Meals not outlined in the itinerary.
      • Drinks for all meals.
      • Visas to both Vietnam and Cambodia.
      • Compulsory dinner on 24 Dec and 31 Dec. Surcharge will be advised and added by tour operator.
      • Tips and gratuities.
      • Personal expenses such as telephone, laundry etc.
      • Others not indicated in the inclusions.

      Please Note:

      • Please bring an overnight bag with you, because you will not be able to (or want to) take all your luggage with you on the Ha Long Bay excursion and cruise. There would not be enough room to accommodate everyone’s luggage gracefully. You will be leaving from and returning to the same hotel in Hanoi where you can safely store your remaining luggage.

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      M.a.N.
      Fabulous trip

      We have recently returned from our Vietnam & Cambodia trip. From the very beginning Travelbay were very professional and helpful. Nothing was left to chance, Travelbay were a very professional team. The trip itself was wonderful. It was very well paced, the hotels were great and were in fabulous positions, we saw so much. It also had enough time to relax and enjoy where you were or could do an additional tour. We enjoyed everything about the trip. We were met and taken to each destination by fabulous locals who all spoke very good English. We couldn’t speak highly enough of our experience. e would definitely recommend Travelbay to anyone and have.

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      A.a.P.
      We had a brilliant trip

      We had a brilliant trip and cannot fault the excellent and friendly service provided by yourselves and the travel team in Vietnam.

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      L.G.
      Amazing time

      We are home now and had an absolute amazing time thanks to the Team at Travelbay. Wonderful time had by us and we will spread the word.

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      H.&.M.
      Thank you

      Just wanted to drop you a quick email to say thank you so much for organising a wonderful tour throughout Vietnam and Cambodia. We all had a great time exploring and seeing the sights both countries had to offer. Ha Long Bay was one of my favourite places! My other favourites were Hoi An I just loved the streets that were filled with lanterns and Siem Reap for the less chaotic roads, beautiful people and Angkor Wat.

      The accommodation throughout the tour was excellent! We definitely loved that we had three hotels out of the four with pools given it was so hot. There is nothing better when youve been pounding the streets or after a day trip to come back and have a swim. A special mention to our last hotel in Siem Reap, La Niche DAngkor, which was our favourite. This hotel was in a great position as there was no noisy traffic, the staff were very welcoming, we loved the tranquil gardens with the beautiful pool which was just perfect for relaxing on our final day.

      Wed also like to thank all of our tour guides who were excellent!

      Ive already been telling people about Travelbay. I know when researching tours, etc its important to read what others experienced and how much they enjoyed it. This is what helped me to choose your company by your great reviews but also by the actual tour itself and what it included. Im sure we will all be reminiscing about this holiday for years to come.

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      P.&.R.F.
      Wonderful Holiday

      My husband, Russell and I have just returned from our wonderful holiday in Vietnam and Cambodia. Our four English speaking guides were excellent, they were friendly, organised and knowledgeable. Each pick up and drop off was on time.

      The hotels were very good in great locations, especially liked the resort feel in Siem Reap's La Niche. We liked the format of three nights in each place, with equal time of excursions and free time. Also really enjoyed the Ha Long Bay cruise.

      Please could you pass on these compliments to the Vietnamese company, and express our gratitude as well.