Vietnam and Cambodia Tour with Children

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Price from :  $1390

Style : Indochina Travel
Duration : 16 days/15 nights
Tour Route : Hanoi - Halong - Hue - Hoian - Danang - Nhatrang - Saigon - Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

The tour encompasses key highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia, starting from Hanoi and finishing in Siem Reap. We explore the capital city of Hanoi with a city tour which will enrich your experiences and understanding by visiting its historic sites, busy shopping streets and cultural places. Then we head to Halong Bay, a World Heritage site and take a cruise boat in the spectacular Bay. Our vessel takes us to Limestone Mountains and caves and lagoons, all combined to make up one of the world’s most stunning landscapes. In Hue, we will explore the complex of royal monuments listed as a World Heritage site, including the Forbidden Purple Citadel, Ngo Mon gate. Close by is the once prosperous trading port of Hoi An in the past. It is a well preserved Asian port of cultural and economic exchanges between various countries. Heading to Nha Trang, we enjoy a paradise on the beach, games at Vin Pearl amusement park and visit a marine protected island to enjoy a snorkeling and to discover colourful coral reefs. Our trip continues to busy and bustling Saigon. We visit amusement parks and key historic sites including Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and the fascinating Notre Dame Cathedral. We then try to explore the stronghold of Cu Chi tunnel, crawling through tiny path to experience a guerrilla life. In Phnom Penh, We will visit Wat Phnom Temple, the Silver Pagoda, the National Museum, a Khmer red pavilion, which is dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The final destination is Siam Reap of Cambodia. The Angkor Archaeological Park, just 6 kms away to the North of Siem Reap stretches over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the 9th to the 15th centuries. Throughout the tour you will get to know cultural values and traditions of destinations and indulge yourself into daily life of visited communities while the children enjoy their games at amusement parks.

 

Highlights:

-       Enjoying games and entertainment activities at water and amusement parks

-       Visiting an orphanage centre in Hanoi to share and learn about family value.

-       Getting to know Hanoi’s rich cultural and historical values: its past and presence

-       Boat cruise through the limestone karsts of UNESCO World Heritage-listed Halong Bay

-       Exploring the Forbidden Purple Citadel and other UNESCO World Heritage listed monuments in Hue

-       Feeling the past through ancient town of Hoi An: its unique architecture, art, silks

-       Enjoying an amateur scuba diving or snorkeling, discovering marine lives in Nha Trang

-       Appreciating Viet Nam longest tunnel at Cu Chi, seeing Saigon war remnants museum

-       Sightseeing at famous attractions of Phnom Penh including Wat Phnom Temple, the Silver Pagoda

-       Exploring Angkor Archaeological Park, with temples dating back hundreds of years

Day 1: Hanoi

Your flight lands in Noi Bai international airport, 30 kms from Hanoi city centre. Our car will pick you up and transfer to a three star hotel in the Old Quarter. Depending on your arrival time, we will arrange tour activities that are most suitable. Once you have checked in, a short introductory meeting will take place to welcome you, and inform of useful itinerary, advice, preparations etc.

 

Day 2: Hanoi

We drive to Ho Chi Minh complex, spend a couple of hours to visit Ho Chi Minh mausoleum, stilt-house residence, the Presidential Palace and Ho Chi Minh museum.  We walk to the One Pillar Pagoda, the iconic Buddhist temple of Vietnam. We continue to the Temple of Literature originally built as a temple of Confucius. This is the site of the Vietnam first university dating back to 1070. The Temple highlights the importance of education. In the afternoon, we visit the Museum of ethnology, the most interesting museum in Vietnam, showing the diverse cultures of 54 ethnic groups in the country. Spend one hour at an orphanage centre to share and learn from street kids.

 

Day 3: Halong Bay

Halong Bay is known as a majestic and mysterious natural wonder. Imagine that around 3000 or more incredible islands rising from the emerald waters of the Gulf of Tonkin creating a breathtaking beauty. It is a pure art, a priceless collection of unfinished sculptures given by the nature. We take a four hour drive to Halong Bay before boarding on our cruise boat. We will cruise through remarkable limestone formations of Halong Bay. Children have the opportunities to enjoy a swim, visit to stunningly beautiful grottos and do some kayaking. Overnight on the cruise boat will be a memorable experience for your family.

 

Day 4: Halong Bay-Hanoi

In the morning, enjoy some guided Tai Chi exercise on the sundeck. We continue sightseeing and cruising around Halong Bay, before turning to the harbor and driving back to Hanoi. Take your own time to discover Hanoi by night in the Old Quarter and enjoy few great ice creams. Take a quick bite and board the night Reunification Express train to Hue. Enjoy Vietnam by night along the railway including city and rural life. Remember to buy some extra fruits and drinks to the train.

 

Day 5: Hue

Get off the train in the early morning, check in before starting discovering the former capital city of Hue, a World Heritage site, well-known for its imperial city, relics, and emperor tombs. We start with the imperial city where the last 13 Vietnamese emperors lived and reined the country: Ngo Mon gate, the Forbidden Purple Palace, The Mieu Temple. We pass by rice field and beautiful green hills to reach the tomb of Khai Dinh emperor. A magnificent place that buried the king is seen as a symbol of glory luxury lifestyle. Take a walk along the Perfume River to reveal a special character of Hue people, something contrasting to Saigon and Hanoi in social conversations and traditions.

 

Day 6: Hoi An  

After breakfast, we take a three hour drive to another World Heritage site, Hoi An ancient city. Along the way our car passes by stunning coastal scenery and Lang Co beach, a new tourist destination of the central region. We continue driving through Da Nang city, a booming real estate market and a trading port. We reach the ancient and historic town of Hoi An which was for three centuries one of the most important ports in Central Vietnam, visited by sailing ships from all over the world seeking trade in silk, ceramics, spice etc. In the afternoon we visit Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky Old hose, Phuc Kien Pagoda, Cham Museum and Chinese Assembly Hall. Then get back for a great swim in Cua Dai beach. The beach is clean, shallow and often calm. Enjoy seafood and local delicacies by the beach or in a restaurant. In the evening we explore this ancient city on foot or on rickshaw.

 

Day 7: Hoi An-Da Nang

Enjoy its unique architecture, lifestyle, markets, ancient houses which have been preserved for years. Extra activities for further consideration include Scuba diving/snorkeling in Cham Island; bike tour to the adjacent Marble Mountain, half day trip to the ancient ruins at My Son (kingdom of Champa), or just relax on one of the best beaches on earth, the My Khe (China Beach). In the afternoon we transfer to Da Nang for a short flight to Nha Trang.

 

Day 8+9: Nha Trang

Often referred to as one of the best bays on earth, Nha Trang is stunning, beautiful, clean, with clear sky and water. We will have the opportunity to enjoy a tropical paradise right on the beach. Then enjoy a cruise boat to Tam Island, a small island strictly protected by the Government (with support of Danida Denmark). Enjoy an amateur scuba diving or snorkeling, discovering marine lives thanks to crystal clear blue water. Take a sun bed, start enjoy fresh seafood with a cup of wine or beer. The next day is free for children to enjoy games and entertainment activities in water park and amusement park in Vin Pearl Island.

 

Day 10: Nha Trang-Saigon

We take an early flight to Saigon. We start our half day city tour by visiting the War Remnants Museum to discover one chapter of the city, then head to Reunification Palace close by. Take a walk around Ben Thanh Market, Notre Dame Cathedral and the central Post Office. Enjoy some coffee and ice cream, or shopping along the streets of central business districts.

 

Day 11: Cu Chi Tunnels

In the morning we will explore an incredible network of underground tunnel designed and constructed to withstand fierce crack down of the external forces, the Cu Chi tunnel. No word could describe it better than experience it yourself. Children will crawl through narrow dirt tunnels. Come and see how Viet Nam won the war. You’ ve got to appreciate the talent of the country.

 

Day 12: Amusement parks

Today is a great day out for children. We visit Dam Sen water park where children will enjoy all kinds of games and entertainment activities. Parent also join in the family fun sort of things in the best theme park of Vietnam. In the late afternoon, we head out to the airport for our flight to Phnom Penh.

 

Day 13: Phnom Penh

We plan for a visit to key attractions in the capital which sits by the Mekong and the Tonle Sap Lake. Most of the impressions will be the French colonial influence amidst the strong Khmer cultural values. We will visit Wat Phnom Temple, the Silver Pagoda, one of the richest shrines in the world. The floor is made of 5.000 silver tiles. In the afternoon day, we head to the Royal Palace, a magnificent example of Khmer architecture, which was built in 1866. We will see the Throne Hall and the Napoleon III Pavilion.

 

Day 14: Phnom Penh-Siem Reap

In the morning, we visit the National Museum, a Khmer red pavilion, which is dedicated to Khmer art and sculpture. The majority are from the Angkor period (9th to 15th century), and some from the 4th century. A dark period in the country’s history is depicted at the Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum. Free in the evening for family experience of cuisine and shopping.

 

Day 15+16: Siem Reap

In the morning, we take a flight to Siem Reap. In the afternoon, we will visit Cambodia’s key tourist attraction the Angkor Archaeological Park, just 6 kms away to the North of Siem Reap. Stretching over some 400 square kilometers, including forested area, the Park contains the magnificent remains of several capitals of the Khmer Empire of the 9th to the 15th centuries. The most famous are the Temple of Angkor Wat and the Bayon Temple at Angkor Thom with its countless sculptural decorations. Our tour covers the famous Bayon Temple, Phimeanakas Temple within the Royal Palace enclosure, Baphuon Temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King. Overnight in Siem Reap. The next day, we continue to explore other temples and sites at the Park including temples of Thommanon, Takeo, one of Angkor's great mountains temple, Ta Prohm who become part of the jungle, Banteay Kdei with attractive carvings, Srah Srang, Prasat Kravan unique brick sculptures.

 

Day 17: Siem Reap-Departure

Enjoy the family photo show and a coffee/ice cream, some shopping for souvenirs for friends and relatives back home. Take a good rest before your flight home in the evening.

 

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Indicative price: From 1390 USD/person. 

 

Tour price has included:

Accommodation with daily breakfast
Air-con transportation
Private English Speaking Guides
Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
All domestic flights + any train tickets
Airport Taxes and Fuel charges
Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited
Excursion boats and cruise boats
Service Charge & Government Taxes

 

Note

Prices vary frequently and significantly, depending on market factors, our specific discounts, your group size, hotel classes, full or half board basis, touring itinerary, and timing. So enquire now to get an instant cost estimate! 

 

Factors Group size Hotel classes Meals Touring itinerary Time of travel
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General price policy: 

Tour prices get cheaper and cheaper as group size gets bigger and bigger. More people traveling together will reduce the prices

Staying in three starred hotels will reduce tour prices significantly, as accommodation accounts for a big share of total costs. We generally use hotels from three stars upwards.

Meals can be selected based on bread& breakfast; half board or full board. It is quite cheaper if you let us take care of your meals. However you can take a half board basis to experience the cuisine yourself.

The more sights you visit, the more tickets are bought and the more miles are run.

Selecting to travel in high seasons is generally 15-25% more expensive than in low seasons. However if you book a tour well in advance you will get rid of the risk

 

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