Cambodia & Vietnam

12 nights in Cambodia
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Solos Board

What you can expect

Visit Angkor Wat

The largest religious monument in the world

Ha Long Bay

Enjoy a cruise at Halong Bay - on one of the most amazing places you would go on earth

Visit Ho Chi Minh City

Explore the historical heart of Ho Chi Minh City

Phan Thiet

Soak up the sunshine at Mui Ne Beach

About the trip

Southeast Asia has long been a draw for travellers searching for that certain something, far removed from daily life home. Spirituality, relaxation, adventure; there are infinite reasons why heading east has become an experience not to be missed. Join us on our discovery tour from Angkor Temples in Cambodia to Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam and explore these two truly amazing countries of Southeast Asia!

What's Included

  • Scheduled return flights London – Siem Reap (via Ho Chi Minh City); Siem Reap – Hanoi & Ho Chi Minh City - London & transfers
  • Internal flight Halong – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Late check out on day 14
  • Welcome drink & Information Meeting
  • Solos Board: Breakfast daily, 7 lunches and 4 dinners
  • Sightseeing programme as listed in the day by day itinerary with English speaking guide for tours
  • Overnight cruise in Halong
  • Transfer by a private air-conditioned vehicle - Drinking water and refreshing towels are provided in the vehicles
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader

Itinerary

  • Depart UK
  • Arrive Siem Reap
  • Explore the Temples of Angkor
  • Explore Angkor
  • Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake - Hanoi
  • Hanoi
  • Hanoi - Ha Long
  • Ha Long - Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh City
  • Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)
  • Phan Thiet - Ho Chi Minh City Airport
  • Ho Chi Minh City Airport - London

What’s Extra

  • Cambodia visa 30USD (can be arranged on arrival, passport photograph is required)
  • Insurance – see here
  • Meals, drinks, tips, personal expenses and all services not note specifically mentioned in the program

What you'll be doing

DAY 1

Depart UK

Depart the UK for your overnight flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia

DAY 2

Arrive Siem Reap

Welcome to incredible Cambodia! Upon arrival at Siem Reap International Airport, we’ll proceed through immigration, collect our luggage and transfer to our hotel in Siem Reap. After check in we will have some free time to rest after our flight. In the evening we will enjoy a welcome drink and dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in Siem Reap.

  • Dinner Included
DAY 3

Explore the Temples of Angkor

After breakfast at our hotel we will visit Angkor Thom, the last and most enduring capital city of the Khmer empire. At the heart of Angkor Thom is the 12th-century Bayon, the mesmerising, if slightly mind-bending, state temple of King Jayavarman VII. This masterpiece temple is grandeur and is well known for its 54 towers with enigmatic faces representing the 54 provinces of the Great Khmer Empire.

Our next stop is the Terrace of Elephants which was used by Angkor’s king Jayavarman VII as a platform from which to view his victorious returning army. We will also see Terrace of the Leper King, the statue that depicts the Hindu god Yama, the god of death.

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DAY 4

Explore Angkor

After breakfast at our hotel we will drive to the North of the Angkor area and visit the temple of Banteay Srei, carved in beautiful pink sandstone. It is also called The Citadel of Women and is one of the best-preserved temples in Cambodia.

In the afternoon we will visit the twin temples of Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda, built in the mid-12th century before exploring Ta Keo, a temple-mountain, possibly the first to be built entirely of sandstone by Khmers. We will also see the Srah Srang holy pond, Banteay Kdei also known as “Citadel of Monks’ cells” and Ta Phrom Temple, the most atmospheric ruin at Angkor. It has been swallowed by the jungle and looks very much the way most of the monuments of Angkor appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them.

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DAY 5

Siem Reap - Tonle Sap Lake - Hanoi

After breakfast at our hotel we will depart to Tonle Sap Lake and board a Sampan (flat-bottomed wooden boat) and head down the Roulos river to Kompong Phluk, a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake. We will see the village houses on stilts, flooded forests and learn about the daily life of the local community.

After our tour we will have a lunch at local restaurant before transferring to the airport for our flight to Hanoi.

After arriving in Hanoi, we will transfer to our hotel in Hanoi.

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DAY 6

Hanoi

After breakfast at our hotel we will start our tour of Hanoi. We will start with Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his personal residence, the One Pillar Pagoda, the Tran Quoc Pagoda and Museum of Women.

Afterwards we will have a lunch at local restaurant.

In the afternoon we will visit the Temple of Literature, the first University for the sons of mandarins. We will also walk through the old quarter of the city and visit a local house. Afterwards we will continue to Ngoc Son Temple at nearby Hoan Kiem Lake.

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DAY 7

Hanoi - Ha Long

After breakfast we will depart for the stunning Halong Bay (3½ hour drive) located in the Gulf of Tonkin, a must see in Vietnam with over 1600 islands and islets, most of which are uninhabited.

After we arrive at Halong City we will check in and board a junk boat. Lunch will be served on board while cruising towards the bay.

In the afternoon you can enjoy some visits and activities or just spend some time relaxing on board (possibility to swim in the bay if weather permits). Dinner is served on board.

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DAY 8

Ha Long - Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast on board we can enjoy the fresh morning in the bay. Our cruise ends around 11am. We will have an oriental tour in Hon Gai and Halong before going to Van Don Airport for flight to Ho Chi Minh City.

Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh airport we will transfer to our hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

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DAY 9

Ho Chi Minh City

After breakfast we will enjoy a full day exploring the city. We will visit the former Presidential Palace, or as it is known today – the Reunification Palace. Then we will head to the historical heart of the city and visit the Notre Dame Cathedral (outside visit only due to its renovation). The red bricks of the cathedral walls were originally from Paris. From there, we will take a short walk to the old Central Post Office. After that, we will visit the best-preserved buildings from the colonial era, the Opera House and the Hotel de Ville now home to Saigon’s municipal authorities. Later we will continue to Catinat building. Built in 1927, in an art deco style, it has once again become a hub for fashion conscious Saigonese and contains many designer boutiques, galleries, restaurants and cafés.

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DAY 10

Ho Chi Minh City - Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

After breakfast we will drive to Phan Thiet and once we check-in to our hotel, the rest of the day is free to spend as you wish.

  • Breakfast & Lunch Included
DAY 11

Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

After breakfast you can enjoy the day as you wish. Take in the sights & delights of the local area or spend time at the beach.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 12

Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

After breakfast you can enjoy the day as you wish. Take in the sights & delights of the local area or spend time at the beach.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 13

Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach)

After breakfast you can enjoy the day as you wish. Take in the sights & delights of the local area or spend time at the beach.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 14

Phan Thiet (Mui Ne Beach) - Ho Chi Minh Airport

After breakfast, spend the day enjoying the beach. After a late check-out at 5pm, we’ll transfer to Ho Chi Minh City Airport for flight home.

  • Breakfast Included
DAY 15

Ho Chi Minh City Airport - London

Depart on our flight back to the UK, arriving in London the same day.

Accommodation

Cambodia & Vietnam

We stay in comfortable hotels throughout as detailed below (or similar);

  • Central Boutique Angkor Hotel 3* – Siem Riep
  • Flower Garden Hotel 3* – Hanoi
  • Glory Cruise 3* – Ha Long Bay
  • Cititel Central Saigon 3* – Ho Chi Minh City
  • Allezboo Resort 4* – Phan Thiet

Frequently Asked Questions

Average Temperatures

Month(s) Highest temperature Lowest temperature
Nov-Apr 35 °C 28 °C
May-Oct 34 °C 29 °C

Our Reviews

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