Preconvetion Tour to Vietnam + Cambodia

Vietnam and Cambodia are perfect choices for families seeking to immerse themselves in the authentic charm of Southeast Asia. This tour commences with an exploration of the highlights in Vietnam, where you will discover the captivating capital, Hanoi, embark on a voyage to the World Heritage Site of Ha Long Bay, and enjoy a scenic boat ride along the Perfume River in Hue. You’ll also have the opportunity to visit the enchanting Hoi An Ancient Town and explore the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City, also known as Saigon. The Angkor sites in Cambodia promise endless surprises, revealing the remarkable coexistence of man-made structures within their natural surroundings.

Tour Outline

  • May 14: Arrival Hanoi
  • May 15: Hanoi City Tour
  • May 16: Hanoi – Halong Bay O/N Cruise
  • May 17: Halong Bay – Lan Ha Bay Overnight Cruise
  • May 18: Halong – Hanoi – Fly to Hue
  • May 19: Hue City Tour
  • May 20: Hue – Fly to Hcmc – City Tour
  • May 21: Hcmc – Cu Chi Tunnels – Vespa Night Tour + Streetfood
  • May 22: Hcmc – Fly to Siem Reap
  • May 23: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Tour
  • May 24: Siem Reap – Angkor Wat Tour
  • May 25: Siem Reap Departure

What’s Included

  • All activities mentioned on the itinerary
  • 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches, 6 dinners
  • 4 domestic flights
  • Hand-picked 4-star and 5-star hotels
  • Private transportation
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Accommodation in double rooms. Single occupancy option is available
  • Experienced English and French guides with you throughout the trip

Group Itinerary

Day 1: Arrive in Hanoi

Upon your arrival, we will be taken to our hotel in the vibrant city of Hanoi. Take some time to unwind and settle in at your own pace. The afternoon is your free time to embark on your initial exploration of the city. In the evening, enjoy a delightful dinner at a local restaurant.

Meals: Dinner / Overnight in Hanoi

Day 2: Hanoi City Tour

Begin your adventure in Hanoi by exploring its renowned attractions, such as the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and various museums. Savour a delightful lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, take pleasure in a one-hour cyclo ride through the charming Hanoi Old Quarter and conclude your day with the captivating traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch / Overnight in Hanoi

Day 3, 4 and 5: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Cruise

In the morning, we’ll set off for the stunning Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage site renowned for its extraordinary beauty. We’ll board a river cruise boat for a three-day, two-night adventure, immersing ourselves in the bay’s captivating scenery and rich culture. Your stay includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and all cabins come equipped with private bathrooms.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner / Overnight on cruise

Day 5: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Cruise – Hanoi – Fly to Hue City

Rise early to witness the sunrise over the bay, holding a cup of hot tea. Cruise through the stunning Ha Long Bay, savoring a brunch on board. By noon, arrive at Ha Long City Pier, for the transfer back to Hanoi airport for your evening flight to Hue City. At Hue you will visit to the Citadel, the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum, and the vibrant Dong Ba market.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner / Overnight in Hue

Day 6: Hue City Tour

Following breakfast, your day begins with a charming cruise along the Perfume River. The first point of interest will be the Thien Mu Pagoda. You can conveniently visit the Tomb of King Tu Duc and the Tomb of King Minh Mang from this location, followed by a visit to the Tomb of King Khai Dinh.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch / Overnight in Hue

Day 7: Hue City – Fly to Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

In the morning, you’ll arrive in Ho Chi Minh City. After settling in and unwinding at the hotel, you’ll complete a brief city tour to explore renowned landmarks, including The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office, the Remnants War Museum, the historic Chinatown with its ancient pagodas and temples, and the vibrant Binh Tay Market.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch / Overnight in Saigon

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City Tour

Today we participate in a private half-day excursion to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to explore the extensive network of underground passages that served as a resource for the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. Upon returning to the city, you’ll partake in an engaging Vespa Night Tour, allowing you to discover the vibrant Saigon nightlife while enjoying a captivating street food tour.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch / Overnight in Saigon

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City – Fly to Siem Reap

You’ll have some leisure time on your own until it’s time to be transferred to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Upon your arrival at Siem Reap airport, you will go to the hotel. The rest of the day is free for you to relax and enjoy at your own pace.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner / Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 10: Angkor Wat

Today, your itinerary includes a visit to the ancient capital of Angkor Thom, where you will explore the Bayon Temple, known for its 54 towers adorned with more than 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara. You’ll also see the Phimeanakas, the Royal Enclosure, the Elephants Terrace, and the Terrace of the Leper King. In the afternoon, your journey takes you to Angkor Wat, then, the Phnom Bakheng Hills, where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a captivating Khmer Folk Apsara dance show at a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast, Dinner with Show / Overnight in Siem Reap

Day 11: Angkor Wat

Your day begins with a visit to the Banteay Srei temple, often referred to as the masterpiece of classical Khmer art. Following this, your journey continues to Banteay Samre, constructed in the third quarter of the 12th century. In the afternoon, you’ll explore the distinctive interior brick sculptures of Prasat Kravan, Srah Srang, Banteay Kdei (enclosed by four concentric walls), Ta Keo, which was built in the late 10th to early 11th century C.E., and Ta Prohm, renowned for its captivating beauty.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch / Overnight in Siem reap

Day 12: Siem Reap – Fly to Singapore

Today is an open day with no scheduled activities. Make the most of your free time for souvenir shopping or any other leisurely pursuits of your choice. Later, you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight.

Meals: Breakfast

May 26 to May 29 – RI Convention Singapore

Attend the Rotary International Convention. No events organized by Soca Islands are planned to allow for full engagement with the Rotary Convention activities.


Thursday May 30: Depart for Los Angeles /Home

Accommodations We LOVE!

Here’s a glimpse of the hotels we occasionally select for this adventure. The specific accommodations for your departure will be disclosed to you one month prior to your departure date.

Le Jardin Hotel and Spa, Hanoi

Hanoi Le Jardin Hotel & Spa resides in Hanoi, positioned within a kilometer of Quan Thanh Temple and just a 16-minute stroll from West Lake. This establishment boasts amenities such as a restaurant, room service, and a 24-hour front desk, complemented by complimentary WiFi accessible throughout the premises.

Indochine Cruise, Ha Long bay

Indochine Cruise Lan Ha Bay, provides luxurious 5-star lodging in Ha Long. The establishment features a communal lounge, restaurant, and bar for guests to enjoy.

Indochine Palace, Hue

Located in the heart of Hue’s city center, Indochine Palace provides expansive and contemporary lodging with complimentary WiFi.

Pullman Saigon Hotel, Saigon

Pullman Saigon Centre provides contemporary and lavish accommodations featuring complimentary Wi-Fi. Situated just 1 km away from Ben Thanh Market, the hotel features a rooftop restaurant and bar with panoramic city views on the 31st floor, as well as an outdoor pool on the 6th floor.

Borei Angkor Resort, Cambodia

Surrounded by lush private gardens, Borei Angkor Resort & Spa provides roomy Khmer-inspired lodgings in Siem Reap. The resort boasts an outdoor pool, and patrons can savor meals at any of its four dining venues. Complimentary WiFi is accessible across the entire property, and the staff is proficient in conversing in Chinese, Khmer, and English.