Save 25%
FROM: USD $1,309

Hanoi to Bangkok - 19 days

Journey through Vietnam and Cambodia, kicking off in vibrant Hanoi and visiting the lesser-known spots of Halong Bay, charming Hoi An and the spectacular Angkor Wat. Then end your adventure in the bustling Thai capital of Bangkok.

Inclusions
Itinerary
Prices & Dates
Hotels

Trip Highlights

Hanoi - independently explore the capital
Hue - tour the ancient Imperial Citadel and visit the enchanting village of the Mandarins
Mui Ne - relax on the beautiful stretch of sandy beach and swim in the emerald green waters
Phnom Penh - independently explore Cambodia's capital or take in the highlights on optional tours
Siem Reap - free time to shop at the central market and take in the nightlife of Siem Reap's famous 'Pub Street'
Kampong Phluk - visit the floating villages of Kampong Phluk, built within the floodplain of the Tonle Sap Lake
Cat Ba Island - spend a night on Ha Long Bay's largest island and cruise idyllic Lan Ha bay, with its beautiful limestone peaks and islets (please note: from May to August Cat Ba Island and Lan Ha Bay will be replaced with an overnight junk boat cruise on Halong Bay)
Hoi An - wander around this enchanting UNESCO Listed ancient town, famed for its beautifully preserved old city, tailors, handicrafts markets and nearby beaches
Ho Chi Minh City - free time to explore the ‘Pearl of the Orient' or join an optional city tour
Battambang - enjoy a ride on the famous bamboo train, visit Phnom Sambov Mountain, Battambang Market and a local village
The Angkor Complex - gaze in wonder at incredible Angkor Wat, visit the iconic Ta Prohm Temple and explore the ancient city of Angkor Thom
Bangkok - independently explore Thailand's vibrant capital

Included

16 breakfasts and 2 lunches
2 overnight sleeper trains: Hanoi - Hue and Danang to Mui Ne (basic, 4 berth cabins)
Lan Ha Bay cruise (or overnight Halong Bay junk boat cruise from May to August)
Escorted by an English speaking Vietnamese tour guide
16 nights 3 star hotels
Private transportation in air-conditioned vehicles and public tourist bus from Hue - Hoi An, Mui Ne - Ho Chi Minh City and Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh
Guided sightseeing in Hue, Hoi An, Battambang, the Temples of Angkor and Tonle Sap Lake

Not Included

International flights and visa
Tip for your tour guide. We recommend you allow USD$3 - 6 per day, per traveller. Tipping your guide is an entirely personal gesture
Tipping Kitty: USD$40-50 paid in USD or VND
Airport arrival and departure transfer
Entrance Fees: USD$70-80 paid in USD or VND

Itinerary

Day 1

Hanoi

Sunday. Welcome to Vietnam! Meet your guide and fellow travellers at 4pm for a welcome meeting and drinks in the hotel lobby. The rest of the day is free for you to relax after your flight.
Overnight: Hanoi

Day 2

Cat Ba Island & Lan Ha Bay

Hanoi - Cat Ba Island. This morning we take a ferry to Cat Ba Island, a lush national park home to a rare species of Langurs. We enjoy a cruise to the Beo Floating Village and untouched Lan Ha Bay, which boasts incredible limestone rock formations and emerald waters. Lunch is served onboard, before optional kayaking and cycling excursions to explore more of this incredible landscape.

In the afternoon we return to our hotel and the remainder of the day is free for you to spend at leisure. Perhaps relax on the beach or visit Canon Fort, where you can enjoy stunning sunset views over the archipelago.

Please note: from May-August our visit to Cat Ba Island will be replaced with an overnight Halong Bay cruise. Please read the trip notes for further information.
Overnight: Ca Ba Princess Hotel  |  Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3

Cat Ba Island to Hue

Cat Ba – Hue. Spend this morning either at leisure or join our optional excursion to Cat Ba fish market and for an invigorating hike. Climbing one of the island’s peaks, the summit boasts breathtaking views over the national park. After returning to our hotel to freshen up, we continue to Hanoi train station to catch our overnight train (simple 4 berth cabins) to the imperial city of Hue.

Please note: from May-August our visit to Cat Ba Island will be replaced with an overnight Halong Bay cruise. Please read the trip notes for further information.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Day 4

Hue

Today we enjoy a tour of the Imperial Citadel, once the centre of the Nguyen Empire and now by far Hue’s biggest attraction. Our next stop is the village of the Mandarins, a hidden gem set on the banks of the Perfume River. Here we meet the locals and enjoy a delicious lunch hosted in one of their homes.

This afternoon we check-in to our hotel and enjoy some free time, perhaps visiting the Thien Mu Pagoda and the imperial tombs or simply spending some time on the beach. Alternatively, take one of our optional excursions, either to Chuon lagoon to watch the sunset over the water or a cycling trip through Hue’s lesser-visited rice fields and canals.
Overnight: Hue  |  Lunch

Day 5

Hoi An

Hue – Hoi An. Today we journey to Hoi An by public bus (modern coach with air conditioning). Here we enjoy an orientation walking tour of this charming port town, with sights including the iconic Japanese Bridge and colonial buildings of its UNESCO-listed centre. The rest of the day is free for you to explore.
Overnight: Hoi An  |  Breakfast

Day 6

Hoi An to Mui Ne

Hoi An – Mui Ne. Today offers further free time to enjoy Hoi An’s attractions, maybe spending some time shopping in the markets or enjoying the town’s delicious street food. You may also wish to take one of our optional excursions, either visiting a local farm to cook a traditional Vietnamese lunch or a cycling and paddling adventure through the surrounding countryside and coco palm forest.

This evening we drive to Da Nang railway station to catch our overnight train (simple 4 berth cabins) to Mui Ne, a popular beach resort on Vietnam’s southeast coast.
Overnight: Sleeper Train  |  Breakfast

Days 7-8

Mui Ne

Disembarking from our train at Binh Thuan station, we transfer to our hotel in Mui Ne. The rest of the day is free for you to enjoy some time on the beach.

Day 8 offers further free time in Mui Ne, which is also famous for its kite surfing and draws kiteboarders from around the world.
Overnight: Mui Ne  |  Breakfast x 1

Days 9-10

Mui Ne to Ho Chi Minh City

Mui Ne – Ho Chi Minh City. This morning we travel by public bus to Ho Chi Minh City, a vibrant metropolis boasting classic French architecture and gleaming skyscrapers alongside ornate temples and bustling markets. After hotel check-in, either enjoy some free time to explore independently or join our optional city tour in the afternoon.

Day 10 offers further free time to explore Ho Chi Minh City's many sights and attractions.
Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City  |  Breakfast x 1

Day 11

Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh

Ho Chi Minh City – Phnom Penh. Today we cross the border into Cambodia, travelling by public bus to the capital city of Phnom Penh. Following hotel check-in, we take a tuk tuk to the Mekong River and enjoy a scenic walk along its banks before a drink at the Foreign Correspondents Club.
Overnight: Phnom Penh  |  Breakfast

Day 12

Phnom Penh

Today offers free time to either explore Phnom Penh independently or take one of our optional excursions. Perhaps spend the morning on our optional sightseeing tour and explore the city’s famous Silver Pagoda, the Central Market and the National Museum. In the afternoon, we have an optional excursion to the Killing Fields and notorious Toul Sleng Prison, where you will learn about Cambodia’s darker history. Or, alternatively, you may wish to take our optional cycling trip to explore scenic Koh Dach island.
Overnight: Phnom Penh  |  Breakfast

Day 13

Phnom Penh to Battambang

Phnom Penh – Battambang. This morning we travel to Battambang, an agricultural province considered to be the ‘rice bowl of Cambodia’. We visit a local pottery en-route and, on arrival in Battambang, continue to Phnom Sambov Mountain. Steeped in legend, this mountaintop boasts the golden pagodas of Wat Sampeou at its summit. We also visit a group of caves known as the ‘killing caves’ by the Khmer Rouge.
Overnight: Battambang  |  Breakfast

Day 14

Battambang to Siem Reap

Battambang – Siem Reap. After breakfast, our first stop today is the lively Battambang Market, before continuing to a local village known for its Khmer architecture. Here we meet the locals and gain a fantastic insight into their lives and culture, with a visit to a local weaving and handicraft centre.

Next we enjoy a ride on the famous bamboo train, a raft-like device used by locals to transport their goods and a unique experience in Battambang. We then visit Wat Banan, an ancient temple set on a mountaintop offering fantastic views over the surrounds.

Later this afternoon we continue to Siem Reap, gateway to the famous Angkor Temple Complex, where this evening is free to spend at leisure.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 15

Angkor Temple Complex

This morning is dedicated to exploring the most famous and best-preserved of all the temples within the Angkor Complex, the magnificent Angkor Wat. Rising 65-metres high, this temple’s iconic lotus-like towers make for some excellent photography.

In the afternoon, we continue to the ancient city of Angkor Thom, where we discover the smiling faces of the Bayon temple at its centre. Our last stop is Ta Prohm temple, known for appearing in the Tomb Raider movie starring Angelina Jolie. Slowly being overtaken by the jungle, this temple has been left just as it was discovered, with large tree roots growing amongst its crumbling ruins. We then return to our hotel, where the rest of the day offers free time to relax.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 16

Tonle Sap Lake

Siem Reap – Tonle Sap Lake. This morning we drive to Tonle Sap Lake to visit the villages of Kampong Phluk, with houses built on stilts above the water. We then return to Siem Reap, where this afternoon is free for you to enjoy the town’s attractions. Perhaps spend some time shopping at the central market before checking out the buzzing nightlife of Pub Street. Alternatively, join our optional dinner and Apsara dance show in the evening to get a taste for Cambodia’s rich culture and history.
Overnight: Siem Reap  |  Breakfast

Day 17

Siem Reap - Bangkok

Siem Reap - Bangkok. Travelling by car, we journey to the Poipet border and cross over into Thailand. Arriving in the buzzing capital of Bangkok, we check-in to our hotel and enjoy free time for the rest of the day.
Overnight: Bangkok

Days 18-19

Bangkok

Day 18 offers further free time to explore all that Bangkok has to offer. You may decide to check out its colourful markets or visit top sights such as the ornate Grand Palace. The city is also well-known for its thriving nightlife, with plenty of bars and clubs to choose from.

Our tour comes to an end on Day 19 (Thursday). Depart at any time or, if you would like to extend your stay in Thailand, we can arrange post-tour accommodation by request.
Breakfast x 2

Prices & Dates

Departure dates noted with a 'G' are guaranteed to operate. All other departure dates are guaranteed with a minimum of 2 persons. Prices shown are per person travelling. 'Twin/Double' prices per person apply when there are 2 people travelling, sharing a room. The 'Single supplement' applies for single travellers who require their own room and needs to be added to the 'Twin/Double' price. If you are happy to be paired up with another single traveller of the same sex on your tour, this can be arranged, thus avoiding the single person supplement.

Xmas departure, book early!
XMAS Departure
New Years Tour
New Year Departure
Easter departure, book early!
Easter Departure
Guaranteed Departure
Available
Contact us to book
Sold out
2019
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
30 Jun - 18 Jul 25% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,496

USD $550
14 Jul - 01 Aug 25% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,496

USD $550
04 Aug - 22 Aug 25% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,496

USD $550
18 Aug - 05 Sep 25% off
USD $1,995
USD $1,496

USD $550
29 Sep - 17 Oct 25% off
USD $1,745
USD $1,309

USD $550
13 Oct - 31 Oct 25% offG
USD $1,745
USD $1,309

USD $550
27 Oct - 14 Nov 25% off
USD $1,745
USD $1,309

USD $550
24 Nov - 12 Dec 25% off
USD $1,745
USD $1,309

USD $550
15 Dec - 02 Jan 25% off
USD $1,745
USD $1,309

USD $550
22 Dec - 09 Jan 25% offXmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
New Years Tour
New Years Tour
USD $2,145
USD $1,609

USD $700
2020
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
USD $1,745
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
12 Apr - 30 Apr Easter departure, book early!
Easter departure, book early!
USD $2,145
USD $700
USD $1,995
USD $550
USD $1,995
USD $550
USD $1,995
USD $550
USD $1,995
USD $550
USD $1,995
USD $550
USD $1,995
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
USD $1,745
USD $550
20 Dec - 07 Jan Xmas departure, book early!
Xmas departure, book early!
New Years Tour
New Years Tour
USD $2,145
USD $700
2021
Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
USD $1,745
USD $550

Extra Prices

Price /
Person
Single
Supp.
Post-tour Accomm Bangkok Budget
USD $50
USD $50
Pre-tour Accomm Hanoi Budget
USD $35
USD $40

Hotels

The hotels listed below are ones which we frequently use on this tour. We reserve the right to substitute these hotels to ones of a similar standard when necessary.

Hong Ha Hotel, Hanoi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Boasting a fantastic location in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, the Hong Ha Hotel is just a short walk from top attractions such as the Water Puppet Theatre, Dong Xuan Market and Hoan Kiem Lake. Each of its modern guestrooms offer views of the city and are equipped with all the essential amenities to ensure a comfortable stay. Dine on tasty international cuisine in Le Bistro Restaurant or head to the hotel's Terrace Café to enjoy a beer or cocktail after a day of sightseeing.

La Dolce Vita Hotel, Hanoi

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Offering an excellent location in the heart of Hanoi, La Dolce Vita Hotel is within walking distance of a variety of restaurants, shops and bars. Its spacious guestrooms feature wooden furniture and modern artwork, with complimentary WiFi available throughout the hotel. Enjoy drinks or a light bite to eat with your travel companions in the Lobby Bar and Café or, if you’re looking for a sit-down dinner, you can choose between delicious Vietnamese and Western dishes in the La Dolce Vita Restaurant.

Carnosa Hotel, Hue

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Situated close to the romantic Huong River, the Carnosa Hotel offers a great location in the imperial city of Hue. Its guestrooms are equipped with all the essential amenities, with free WiFi available so you can stay connected to friends and family back home. Start your day with the hotel's buffet breakfast and enjoy dinner at the in-house restaurant, which serves a variety of American dishes. One of the best ways to explore Hue is by bike, so be sure to take advantage of the hotel’s free bike hire during your stay.

Indochine Hotel, Hoi An

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Boasting a fantastic riverside location, the Indochine Hotel enjoys the best of both worlds being just a 5-minute walk from Cua Dai Beach and still within a short drive of Hoi An’s ancient town. Its spacious guestrooms offer garden, pool or river views, with complimentary WiFi, air conditioning and a welcome fruit basket. Enjoy the outdoor pool with a refreshing swim after some sightseeing or indulge in a treatment at the hotel’s spa. The Indochine Restaurant serves authentic Vietnamese and international cuisine or you can unwind with a drink at the Windy Lounge Bar, which overlooks the pool and river.

Sunshine Hotel, Hoi An

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located on a peaceful street midway between An Bang Beach and Hoi An ancient town, this modern hotel provides free bikes for travellers to explore this charming port city. Its guestrooms are comfortable and roomy, with either garden or pool views and complimentary WiFi available. Guests can relax with a dip in the outdoor pool or enjoy the facilities of the hotel’s spa and wellness centre. An onsite restaurant serves a selection of Western and Asian dishes, with plenty more eateries to choose from in the surrounding area.

Sandune Mui Ne Beach Resort & Spa , Mui Ne

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located on a stretch of untouched sand, this beautifully landscaped hotel features a range of rooms, suites and bungalows set around a central pool and lush palm trees. Each guestroom offers a sea view, with modern amenities including air conditioning and free WiFi. However, this hotel’s list of attractions doesn’t stop there, with treatments available at the Ocean Spa, two stylish restaurants serving Vietnamese and Western cuisine, and the Swim Up Bar offering refreshing drinks without even needing to leave the pool.

Nam Chau Resort, Mui Ne

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Set in a three-hectare garden, this boutique resort features rustic accommodation in the form of villas with thatched roofs. Each villa is complete with an ensuite, TV and minibar, and you can enjoy a complimentary breakfast with Vietnamese style bread and your choice of coffee. Thanks to its position on a white sand beach on the cape of Mui Ne, this resort offers a vast range of water sports. Depending on the season, you can choose between paddle boarding, kite and wind surfing, kayaking and jet skiing, alongside beach volleyball and football. And that’s not all, with the resort organizing pool and beach parties on Saturday evenings.

Hoang Phu Gia Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Offering a prime location in the city centre of Ho Chi Minh, the Hoang Phu Gia Hotel is set between the bustling downtown area and China Town. Its guestrooms are cosy and comfortable, with free WiFi and room service available. When it comes to food and drink, you have a choice of two restaurants serving European, Asian and traditional Vietnamese cuisine. However, for breakfast you’re truly spoilt for choice, with a complimentary buffet of over 30 different dishes.

Universe Central Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

This laid-back hotel offers a great location just 3 kilometres from the Ben Thanh Market, which sells an array of crafts and textiles, and the impressive Notre-Dame Basilica. Guestrooms are well-equipped, with 24-hour room service available and high-speed internet access. Unwind with a massage in the hotel’s spa, which offers a steam bath and sauna for you to relax in after your journey. A buffet breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant, which offers a tasty range of European, Asian and Vietnamese dishes.

Cardamom Hotel & Apartments, Phnom Penh

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Offering views of the Tonle Sap River, this modern hotel has a pagoda-inspired facade and a great location, just minutes’ walk from Phnom Penh’s central market and Royal Palace. Its bright guestrooms feature free WiFi and tea and coffee making facilities, with room service available from 10:30am to 11pm. Enjoy all day dining at the Mimosa Restaurant, which serves both Asian and Western cuisine. Or, if you’re looking to relax, head to the laid-back Poulowai Lobby Bar for a range of drinks and cocktails.

Khemara Battambang 1, Battambang

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

This contemporary hotel offers a great location, just a 10-minute drive from the Beoung Chhuok Market and tranquil Sangke Lake. Its comfortable and air-conditioned guestrooms feature poolside views, as well as tea and coffee making facilities and a minibar. Guests keen to get in a workout can head to the hotel’s fitness centre or the spa offers a sauna, jacuzzi and rejuvenating massage treatments for those wanting to unwind. The restaurant serves Western and Asian dishes, however its specialty is traditional Khmer cuisine, which you can enjoy alfresco surrounded by a tropical garden.

New Riverside Hotel, Siem Reap

Our Category: Superior   |   Regional Category: 4 Star Hotel

The New Riverside Hotel is the perfect place to get away from the noise of the city and relax for a while. The spacious and beautifully decorated rooms line the outdoor pool that stretches through the middle of the property. The hotel is surrounded by a range of lush, exotic plants that fill the air with their fragrances, blending perfectly with the scent of fresh Khmer and international dishes coming from the dining hall. The hotel is also well-located close to Pub Street and the famous Angkor Wat.

W22 Hotel , Bangkok

Our Category: Standard   |   Regional Category: 3 Star Hotel

Located in one of Bangkok’s most culturally dynamic districts, the W22 Hotel is surrounded by exotic markets, old-world shops and an array of street food. Its main feature is an airy seven-storey atrium, where you can relax on comfortable lounge seating with a coffee or cocktail. Guests can also head to the common room to play a game or two on the pool table or explore the Art Space, which contains regular exhibitions by local artists. Spacious, well-appointed guestrooms feature minimalist décor and high-speed WiFi, with the Fork & Cork Restaurant and Bar serving creative Thai cuisine.

In Brief

Range
Trip Type
Starts
Hanoi
Ends
Bangkok
Departs
Sundays
Hotel Rating
3 Star
Local Payment
None
Tour Guide
Yes - escorted by a tour guide
Meals
Breakfast: 14, Lunch: 2
Visiting
Countries
OTG002150Hanoi to Bangkok - 19 daysSoutheast AsiaBudget1309 USDfalse25Vietnamhttps://www.onthegotours.com/Vietnam/Hanoi-to-Bangkok-19-dayshttps://drwyjmricaxm7.cloudfront.net/repository/Imperial-Citadel-in-Hue--Vietnam--On-The-Go-Tours-679671546520491_crop_flip_300_300_f2f2f2_center-center.jpg?20181121Group_Tours1309USD