SAIGON, DANANG, HOI AN, HALONG BAY, HANOI, AND ANGKOR WAT
With a plethora of spectacular scenery and Indochinese history, this air-inclusive tour to Vietnam and Angkor Wat showcases some of South Asia’s most beautiful features. Start your trip by learning about the Vietnam War at the Cu Chi Tunnels, followed by sightseeing and leisure time around Ho Chi Minh City. Immerse yourself in the immaculate beauty of Danang and the cultural charm of Hoi An. Plus, during a breathtaking boat ride in Halong Bay, you’ll be blown away by the emerald waters and limestone islands. After exploring Hanoi, make your way into Cambodia to discover Angkor Wat’s marvelous architecture and ancient temples.
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- 3 nights in Ho Chi Minhh City
- 2 nights in Hoi An
- 2 nights in Hanoi
- 1 night in Halong Bay
- 3 nights in Siem Reap (Angkor Wat)
- Round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (flights from JFK available at an additional cost) (passengers may also book this tour without flights)
- Airfare taxes, fees & fuel surcharges
- All intra-Asia flights and ground transportation
- Accommodations at deluxe and first class hotels
- 20 meals: 11 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 4 dinners
- Comprehensive sightseeing tours including admission fees
- English-speaking Tour Director
Click the Day by Day itinerary above (or swipe on mobile devices) to see the experiences that await on each day of your tour.
Your exotic journey to Vietnam and Angkor Wat (Cambodia) begins as you depart on your wide-body jet flight bound for Asia.
Passengers who did not purchsae flights will join the tour in Ho Chi Minh City on Day 2.
Arrive Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
Arrive in Saigon, now called Ho Chi Minh City. You’ll be greeted at the airport and escorted to your hotel.
Innside Saigon Central by Meliá or similar
Ho Chi Minh City
Today is free to explore Ho Chi Minh City independently or join an optional excursion! Consider a full-day optional tour to the charming delta town of Cai Be where we can visit the floating market and explore by cycle, visiting a local family, and enjoying a late lunch in a local house. This evening, enjoy a welcome dinner.
| Breakfast, Dinner
Ho Chi Minh City
Ho Chi Minh City/Danang/Hoi An
Today we’ll fly to Danang where we’ll visit the Cham Museum housing an exquisite collection of sandstone carvings and sculptures. Later, we’ll visit China Beach, the renowned war-time R&R resort before we continue to Hoi An, one of Vietnam’s most delightful and enchanting towns. This evening is free to explore Hoi An independently or consider an optional street food tour.
The Hoi An Historic Hotel managed by Meliá Hotels or similar | Breakfast
This morning, we’ll fly to Hanoi and upon arrival, we’ll be transferred to our hotel. We’ll spend some time today sightseeing around Hanoi city centre with electric cards and proceed through Quan Su Pagoda, Silk Road, Hanoi Rail Station, and then the Hanoi Opera House. Later, we’ll visit the infamous former Hoa Lo Prison, nicknamed the “Hanoi Hilton”.
Mövenpick Hotel Hanoi or similar | Breakfast
Halong Bay/Siem Reap (Cambodia)
We’ll spend our last morning here in Halong Bay soaking up the scenery before we board our flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia, the gateway to the world-famous temples of Angkor Wat, among the “Seven Wonders of the World.
Lotus Blanc Resort or similar | Brunch
Kampong Kleang & Angkor Wat
Angkor Thom & Ta Prohm
Depart Angkor Wat
Arrive in U.S.
Your exciting journey filled with the best places to visit in Vietnam comes to an end as you touch down in the USA later today.
Prices and dates below include round-trip airfare from Los Angeles (LAX). Travelers may choose to purchase flights from New York (JFK) or purchase the tour only, and arrange their own arrival in destination.
|Depart||Return||Depart - Return||Best Value Pricing - Reserve by Jul 30, 2021||
Jul 30, 2021 Price Increase
|2021||2021||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|November 2||November 15||Nov 2 - Nov 15||$2,849||$2,949||$3,249||Select|
|December 21||January 3||Dec 21 - Jan 3||$2,949||$3,049||$3,349||Select|
|2022||2022||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|January 11||January 24||Jan 11 - Jan 24||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||Select|
|February 15||February 28||Feb 15 - Feb 28||$3,049||$3,149||$3,449||Select|
|March 8||March 21||Mar 8 - Mar 21||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||Select|
|March 22||April 4||Mar 22 - Apr 4||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||Select|
|April 12||April 25||Apr 12 - Apr 25||$2,799||$2,899||$3,199||Select|
|October 18||October 31||Oct 18 - Oct 31||$2,799||$2,899||$3,199||Select|
|November 1||November 14||Nov 1 - Nov 14||$2,899||$2,999||$3,299||Select|
|December 6||December 19||Dec 6 - Dec 19||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||Select|
|2023||2023||w/ eCheck Discount||Sale||After Sale|
|January 3||January 16||Jan 3 - Jan 16||$2,899||$2,999||$3,299||
|January 10||January 23||Jan 10 - Jan 23||$2,899||$2,999||$3,299||
|February 21||March 6||Feb 21 - Mar 6||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||
|March 21||April 3||Mar 21 - Apr 3||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||
|April 11||April 24||Apr 11 - Apr 24||$2,799||$2,899||$3,199||
|October 17||October 30||Oct 17 - Oct 30||$2,899||$2,999||$3,299||
|October 31||November 13||Oct 31 - Nov 13||$2,899||$2,999||$3,299||
|December 5||December 18||Dec 5 - Dec 18||$2,999||$3,099||$3,399||
Rates are based on double occupancy.
2021 Departures: Single room supplement is $549.
October 2022 Onward: Single room supplement is $599.
New York Departure:
2021 Departures: Add $160 if departing from New York (JFK), subject to availability.
2022 Departures: Add $150 if departing from New York (JFK), subject to availability.
Note: Bayon Temple (part of the Angkor Thom complex) will be undergoing extensive restoration beginning on January 1, 2020. During the maintenance period, travelers will not be able to access the third and uppermost level, however, they can continue to visit the impressive bas reliefs of the temple’s two lower levels and surrounding landscapes.
Vietnam & Cambodia visa fees are not included.
Please note that there is a lengthy layover in Shanghai on the way back from Cambodia to the U.S. The flight schedules are always subject to change, but for more detail on the flights, please contact smarTours at 800-337-7773.
For more information on this tour, please contact us here or call us during business hours (Mon-Fri, 9:00am – 5:30pm EST) at 800-337-7773.
Reservations and Payments
Reservations can be made by phone (1-800-337-7773) and will be confirmed upon receipt of your non-refundable, non-transferable deposit, which must be received at the time of reservation. Deposits are $99 per person for all 2021 departures, and $300 per person for all 2022 departures. Full payment is due 90 days prior to departure. Baggage fees may apply. Space and prices subject to availability. Please see the smarTours Terms and Conditions for complete booking information.
Optional Tours Customize your trip with these optional tours.
Rural Mekong Full-Day Tour
- From approx. $44 Per Person, lunch included
Street Food Tour
- Hoi An
- From approx. $32 Per Person
Half-Day Vegetable Village Tour
- Hoi An
- From approx. $32 Per Person, lunch included
Monk Blessing & Artisan D'Angkor Half-Day Tour
- From approx. $38 Per Person
Innside Saigon CentralHo Chi Minh City, Vietnam
129 – 131 Ton That Dam street District 1,
Ho Chi Minh City
The Hoi An Historic Hotel by Melia Hotels InternationalHoi An
Formerly the Hoi An Historic Hotel
10 Tran Hung Dao Street
Hoi An City, Quang Nam, Vietnam
Hoi An Silk VillageHoi An, Vietnam
28 Nguyen Tat Thanh, Hoian, Quang Nam, Vietnam
83A Ly Thuong Kiet Street
Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi, Vietnam
Bhaya Classic CruiseHalong Bay, Vietnam Website
Lotus Blanc Hotel & ResortSiem Reap/Angkor Wat
National Rd. no.6, Phum Kruos, Khum Svay Dang Kom,
Siem Reap, Cambodia
Departing the U.S.: For the safety of everyone in the group, smarTours has implemented some COVID-19 travel requirements which apply to all tours regardless of destination. To learn more, click here.
Returning to the U.S.: In accordance with U.S. entry requirements, smarTours will arrange testing for the group in destination. Full details and requirements can be accessed here. More details including cost will be added when available.
Note: If you are traveling with us on a land-only basis please share your travel plans with us and let us know if you will also need to be tested with the rest of the group.
Please note entry requirements are changing rapidly. For up-to-date information, please click the links below.
- Entry requirements
- State Department Travel Advisory Updates (Vietnam, Cambodia)
- Center for Disease Control Updates & Information (Vietnam, Cambodia)
Your flights from the USA and back are on the following airlines. You are expected to arrive at your departure airport at least 3 ½ hours before your scheduled departure. Please make sure to allow sufficient time for clearing immigration and customs if you are planning a connecting flight. We recommend at least 3 ½ hours. Schedule is as follows:
|Departure||Airline||Los Angeles (LAX)||New York (JFK)|
|2021: Oct. 19, Nov. 2, Dec. 21
2022: All Dates
2023: All Dates
Please note that there is a lengthy layover in Shanghai on the way back from Cambodia to the U.S. As a gesture of goodwill to improve the experience for our travelers, smarTours has arranged for you to have access to the Business Class lounge in Shanghai. The flight schedules are always subject to change, but for more detail on the flights, please contact smarTours at 800-337-7773.
ADVANCE SEAT ASSIGNMENT
The above airlines do not assign seats in advance. Please note that smarTours is not involved with your seat assignment. It is between you and the airline! However, we are suggesting that you check-in early to request for your seat(s) at the airport.
International flights to/from the U.S. are not included. Land-only travelers are responsible for arranging the entry and exit flights, as well as their arrival and departure transfers. smarTours cannot be held responsible for any damage caused by air schedule changes and delays. Unused land services are non-refundable.
Main Tour: Land-only services start upon independent check in at the Ho Chi Minh City hotel on day 2 of the itinerary listed on the tour page. Land-Only services end after farewell dinner in Siem Reap on Day 13 of the itinerary. Flight from Siem Reap to Shanghai on Day 15 not included in land-only package.
PASSPORT AND VISA INFORMATION
You must be in possession of a passport valid for at least 6 months after the date of travel. Visas are required to enter Vietnam and Cambodia for US and Canadian passport holders. Non U.S. citizens should check with the respective consulates of the countries visited on this tour as to the most current visa requirements. Please note that visa procedures may change at any time and remember that it is your responsibility to obtain the necessary travel documents before the trip.
US and Canadian passport holders should obtain the visa for Vietnam prior to arrival. You can obtain your visa directly from the Vietnamese Consulate or contact “CIBT” to facilitate that for you. You should check directly with the consulate, or if using CIBT online at http://www.cibt.com, for the most up to date instructions before submitting your paperwork.
To obtain an individual visa for Vietnam, please follow one of the following:
|1.||If you prefer to apply for your visa directly with the Vietnamese Consulate, you may apply in person, by mail, or online. To apply in person or by mail, contact the Vietnamese Consulate nearest your area for visa requirements and application forms and fees. To apply for an e-Visa online, please use the following link https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/. If you plan to apply for your e-Visa online, please check the link for visa requirements, details about the application process (including visa processing times), and application form fees.|
|2.||If you prefer to use a visa service to facilitate the processing of the visa, we recommend using CIBT. Please use the following link to download instructions and forms at http://www.cibt.com/home.aspx?Login=50002. If you do not have access to a computer, please contact CIBT to have a form mailed to you. If you plan to use the services of CIBT, we recommend that you apply for your visa at least 90-60 days before your scheduled departure to Asia. If you apply earlier, your visa may expire by the time you are scheduled to take your trip!|
Cambodia visa is granted on arrival for US and Canadian passport holders. Visa cost is $30 payable in cash only (US dollars). To obtain your visa on arrival you’ll need to present one passport size photo for Cambodia (additional information will be mailed to you with your final documents). Non US and Canadian citizens may also be eligible Cambodia visa on arrival. Please contact smarTours to verify if you are eligible. Please make sure that you have at least two clean pages in your passport, and that you have mailed smarTours one photocopy (xerox) of the information page of your passport.
TICKETS AND FINAL DOCUMENTS
Your airline tickets along with final instruction and some additional travel tips will be sent 10 – 7 days before your scheduled departure. Please make sure to advise us in case your address changes.
Immunizations are NOT currently required; however, we suggest that you consult your personal physician or local public health authorities as to their suggestions.
The North, Center and South of Vietnam all have different climates. The north has 4 seasons (similar to the USA), with winter temperatures (Nov-Feb) averaging in the 50’s and 60’s. The south is tropical with wet and hot summers. Year round temperatures in the south averages in the 80’s.
The hotels used on this tour have several dining choices from coffee shops to specialty restaurants. Average cost for dinner (excluding drinks) in coffee shops is about $20 – $25 per meal per person.
CREDIT CARDS AND LOCAL CURRENCY
Hotels and some stores accept major credit cards. For “street shopping” you will need local currency or U.S. Dollars. Your hotels will be able to exchange for you cash to local currency. It is recommended that you bring along cash in small denominations.
Each passenger may bring one piece of checked-in luggage (1 suitcase maximum 44 pounds) and one carry-on piece (no more than 18”x10”x8”). Please do not over-pack and that you take a variety of separates with climate and comfort in mind.
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