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Vietnam & Angkor Wat

15 days |  17 days with Bangkok extension
15 days |  17 days with Bangkok extension
Group size1222 travelers

4.6 out of 5 stars

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woman lighting incense at a temple in ho chi minh city vietnam
a bowl of vietnamese noodle soup with vegetables called pho
palm trees in front of the ruins of angkor wat in cambodia
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Witness the dramatic history of a storied region reinventing itself.

Commemorate the war in Vietnam, peruse its markets, and soak up the country’s contemporary culture on this small group adventure tour. Then, cruise amidst the staggering seascapes of Ha Long Bay before heading to Cambodia to wander among Angkor’s astonishing and enduring temples and terraces.

Your tour package includes

  • 12 nights in handpicked hotels
  • 1 night aboard a cruise ship
  • 13 breakfasts
  • 5 lunches
  • 6 dinners with beer or wine
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Included highlights

  • Temple of Literature
  • Hoa Lo Prison
  • Hạ Long Bay cruise
  • Vietnamese cooking classes
  • Hôi An’s Japanese covered bridge
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Day-by-day itinerary

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Overnight Flight1 night
Day 1: Travel day

Board your flight to Hanoi today.

Hanoi2 nights
Day 2: Arrival in Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam! Transfer to your hotel to settle in.

Day 3: Sightseeing tour of Hanoi
Included meals: Breakfast, Welcome lunch

A guided tour introduces you to the local highlights.

  • Pass Ba Dinh Square, where Hô Chi Minh read the Proclamation of Independence of the Democratic Republic of Vietnam
  • Wander through the Temple of Literature, a walled complex dedicated to Confucius
  • Visit the Hoa Lo Prison, also known as the Hanoi Hilton, where John McCain was held as a POW during the Vietnam War
  • Tour the prison museum to learn about the POW experience
  • Board a bicycle rickshaw and ride through the Old Quarter
  • Pass Dong Xuan Market, the Hanoi Opera House, and Hoàn Kiém Lake

Get to know your Tour Director and fellow travelers at a welcome lunch. Then, enjoy free time for the rest of the day in Hanoi or add an excursion.

Vietnamese Home-Hosted Dinner

From $105 per person

Hạ Long Bay1 night
Day 4: Hạ Long Bay cruise
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Transfer to Hạ Long Bay and embark on a luxurious overnight cruise. You’ll pass by 3,000 limestone towers, cliffs, and arches, as well as local fishing villages.

  • Enjoy an included lunch aboard the ship
  • Pass Fighting Cock Islet, Thien Cung Cave, and Dau Go Cave
  • Board a small boat and visit Sung Sot Cave with a local guide to admire panoramic views across Hạ Long Bay
  • Learn how pearls are grown using traditional Vietnamese methods and new Japanese technology during a visit to Tung Sau Pearl Farm
  • Opt to kayak along Hạ Long Bay
  • Watch a cooking demonstration aboard the ship before sitting down for an included dinner
Hôi An2 nights
Day 5: Ti Top Island & flight to Hoi An
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

Opt to watch the sunrise during a Tai Chi lesson on the ship this morning. Then, hop into a small boat to visit Ti Top Island. You can go swimming or hike to the top for another stunning view of Hạ Long Bay.

After enjoying an included lunch, disembark your cruise ship later this morning and board a flight to Dà Nang and transfer to your hotel in Hôi An. Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 6: Vietnamese cooking class & Sightseeing tour of Hôi An
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Explore Hôi An on a guided tour to shop its local markets and sample its cuisine.

  • Select ingredients from a local market, which you’ll use during a cooking class
  • Cruise the Thu Bôn River, a highlight of central Vietnam, with a local guide
  • Arrive at a cooking school and try your hand at making authentic Vietnamese cuisine in a cooking class, before sitting down to eat the food you made for lunch
  • Discover Hôi An’s landmarks, including the Japanese covered bridge and Old Town
  • Pass by the quaint Nguyễn Thị Minh Khai pedestrian shopping street
  • Walk along the cobblestone streets to see the Quan Thang Ancient House and a silk lantern shop
Huê1 night
Day 7: Transfer to Huê & sightseeing tour
Included meals: Breakfast, Tasting, Dinner

Travel through the Hài Vân Pass, stopping in Cam Thanh village.

  • Visit a farm to learn how Vietnamese farmers grow rice
  • Interact with a rice farmer and watch water buffalo plough the fields while enjoying a tea tasting

Then, continue on to Huê and take a guided tour of this former capital.

  • Explore the Thiên Mu Pagoda, Vietnam’s tallest religious building
  • Visit the walled fortress and palace known as the Imperial City

Enjoy an included dinner this evening with your group.

Hô Chi Minh City3 nights
Day 8: Free day in Hue & evening flight to Hô Chi Minh City
Included meal: Breakfast

Spend a free day in Hue or add an excursion.

Later, board your flight to Hô Chi Minh City.

Tu Dúc & Khài Dinh Tombs

From $75 per person

Day 9: Sightseeing tour of Hô Chi Minh City, War Remnants Museum & Cù Chi tunnels
Included meal: Breakfast

Take in the sights of the largest city in Vietnam on a guided tour this afternoon.

  • Witness Vietnam’s progression from French colony to unified, independent nation as you enter the Reunification Palace
  • See the General Post Office, City Hall, and Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica
  • Visit Ben Thành Market and stroll along Lê Công Kiêu, a street known for its treasure trove of antiques

Spend the afternoon learning more about the history and impact of the Vietnam War.

  • Take a self-guided tour of the War Remnants Museum to get the local perspective on the Vietnam War
  • Visit the vast underground network of tunnels at Cù Chi, which were built as a defense against the French and expanded during the Vietnam War
  • Learn how the North Vietnamese waged guerrilla warfare against the South
  • See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms

Please note: Your guide will advise you of the length and level of difficulty of each tunnel before entering. Those preferring to remain above ground will have ample opportunity to view excavated areas. Good walking shoes and sun protection are recommended, as are clothes that can get slightly dirty.

Day 10: Free day in Hô Chi Minh City
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free day in Hô Chi Minh City or add an excursion.

Mekong Delta Cruise

From $95 per person

Siem Reap3 nights
Day 11: Flight to Siem Reap
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia and get settled into your hotel.

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Day 12: Sightseeing tour of Angkor Wat & Angkor Thom
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Today, you’ll experience some of Southeast Asia’s most iconic sites.

  • Begin the day by watching the sun rise over the sprawling Angkor Wat, one of the largest religious monuments in the world
  • Enjoy an included lunch
  • Step inside Angkor Thom, the ruined capital of the Khmer Empire
  • View the Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King
  • Visit Ta Prohm at sunset to see the temple that has largely reclaimed by the jungle, now well-known as the setting of the “Tomb Raider” movie

Please note: The sunrise tour of Angkor Wat may take place on the morning of day 13.

Day 13: Tonlé Sap Lake cruise & Cambodian Landmine Museum
Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

Continue your exploration of Siem Reap with your Tour Director as your guide.

  • Take a cruise on Tonlé Sap Lake to visit the floating village of Kompong Khleang
  • Enter the Cambodian Landmine Museum, an organization dedicated to the removal of landmines and unexploded ordnance, or UXO, from Cambodia.
  • Watch a short film about Aki Ra, a former Khmer Rouge child soldier who founded the museum
  • Take a guided audio tour of the museum to learn about the organization's de-mining projects and community development initiatives
  • Learn how the revenue from your visit supports relief projects for those harmed by landmines and UXO

Sit down for an included dinner this evening.

Bangkok1 night
Day 14: Sightseeing tour of Bangkok
Included meals: Breakfast, Farewell dinner

Board your flight to Bangkok, Thailand this morning. Upon arrival, join your Tour Director for a sightseeing tour of the city.

  • Explore the sprawling Grand Palace complex, built in 1782 for the king of Siam
  • Pass by the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew)
  • Step inside the Temple of the Reclining Buddha (Wat Pho) to see the famous 150-foot long statue of Buddha
  • Visit the nearby flower market before talking a walking tour of the Chinatown neighborhood

Later, celebrate your adventures with your group at a farewell dinner.

Flight Home
Day 15: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport to board your early morning flight home or continue your tour in Bangkok.

Extension to Bangkok
In Bangkok, it's best to do as the locals do—alongside our local experts, no less! That means sitting down in a Thai family's home, drifting through the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market on a long-tail boat, and eating mouthwatering street food that has no competition.
Bangkok2 nights
Day 15: Bangkok canal tour
Included meal: Breakfast

Enjoy a free morning exploring Bangkok or add an excursion.

Then, tour the city’s canals, called klongs, on a speedboat that takes you to the outer reaches of the city. You’ll see and learn about life along the river and canals that run through Bangkok.

Bangkok Market Visit & Cooking Class

From $159 per person

Day 16: Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Maeklong Railway Market & organic farm
Included meal: Breakfast

Explore the region on a series of stops at local cultural sites.

  • Sample some food at the Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, where locals sell produce from their small boats
  • Explore the Maeklong Railway Market, which is built along an active train line
  • Walk through an organic farm to learn about the eco-friendly practices
  • Sample fruit and a refreshing coconut drink, before taking part in a hands-on planting workshop
Flight Home
Day 17: Departure
Included meal: Breakfast (excluding early morning departures)

Transfer to the airport to board your early morning flight home.

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    3/18/23 by 11th-time traveler Mary Rose

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    4/6/24 by 6th-time traveler Ann

    I have zero complaints! Our guides from all Three regions were spectacular. The tours were amazing and they were so knowledgeable about their respective countries. The group I was with was wonderful and it really did feel like a family. This was my 6th tour with EF and I have to say it was the best ...

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    Hotels, flights & FAQ

    Here's the nitty-gritty—where you’ll stay, how you’ll get there, and what to know about your destination before you go.


    We handpick every hotel to strike the balance of comfort, location, and local charm. Specific accommodations will vary based on your departure date, but these are frequently used hotels for this tour and we're confident you'll be satisfied.
    Mercure Hanoi la Gare
    Mercure Hanoi la Gare

    This convenient located hotel sits in the heart of Hanoi. Guests enjoy the fitness center, sun terrace, and spacious rooms. Nearby you'll find the Imp...

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    Paradise Cruise
    Paradise Cruise

    This tasteful hotel is located in Halong Bay. Guests enjoy internet access, a spa, and a sundeck.

    La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa
    La Siesta Hoi An Resort & Spa

    This luxury boutique resort is located amongst the peaceful rice fields of Hoi An. Guests enjoy the outdoor infinity pool, a number of on-site restaur...

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    White Lotus Resort
    White Lotus Resort

    This new luxury hotel is located in the city center of Hue, Vietnam. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool, the Lotus Spa, and several on-site food offerings....

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    Paragon Saigon Hotel
    Paragon Saigon Hotel

    This modern hotel is located in the center of Hô Chi Minh City. Guests enjoy the outdoor rooftop pool, fitness center, and on-site restaurant that ble...

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    Prince D'Angkor
    Prince D'Angkor

    This elegant hotel is located in the Sangkat Sla Kram neighborhood. Guests enjoy swimming pools, a spa, and a piano bar. Nearby, you’ll find the Angko...

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    AETAS Lumpini
    AETAS Lumpini

    This stylish hotel is located in the Lumpini neighborhood of Bangkok, Thailand. Guests enjoy the rooftop pool, fitness center and convenient location....

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