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Traveler's who take Vietnam Cambodia luxury tours will get served with high-end services. You will be staying in luxurious accommodation, having scrumptious delicacies, renewing yourself with top-notch massage services, and so on. The excellent services that luxury tours would offer could satisfy even the most discerning traveler.
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You will stay in top high-end hotel resorts which are hand-picked by our travel consultants. These hotels and resorts offer varied styles of architecture and design, combine the elegance, discreet and attentive service, in places of unique beauty and cultural interest.
Superb food & Best of local cuisine
When coming to a country, not only the local people, places or experience but also the cuisine impresses tourists. The cuisine here is a way of life, with a pulsating food scene that is constantly evolving where traditional recipes experience contemporary movements. Our hand-picked restaurants draw upon flavors from across the nation to devise a menu that combines the best of all the regions in Vietnam án Cambodia. You can also opt for the contemporary and innovative dining experiences in the top-notch restaurants which feature the European classic and seductive favorites from the grill in a vibrant and lively atmosphere.
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Best time to visit Vietnam is from September to April. From September to November, the temperature is pretty cool, the sky is clear from the North to South Vietnam. From the end of December to February, the weather is getting colder and colder in the North, which makes it wonderful to discover the beautiful hill tribes and mountain in the Far North. If you want to escape from the cold weather, let’s visit Central and South Vietnam to enjoy a tropical beach vacation.
Best time to visit Cambodia is the dry season which lasts from November to March. The dry season features clear sky, sunshine, and high visibility. The roads are in the best condition, making traveling and transiting easier than ever.
In a nutshell, the best time of year to visit Vietnam and Cambodia is from November to March.
Seaplane in Halong Bay - Discover true beauty from the sky
Being recognized as one of the Seven New World’s Natural Wonders, Halong Bay is one of the must-see destinations for your Vietnam Cambodia Tours. To truly discover the magnificent beauty of Halong Bay’s seascape, let’s take a scenic flight with the modern seaplane. With a take-off from Hanoi and water landing off in Tuan Chau Island Mariana, the 25-minute sightseeing will fly you over the highlights of Halong Bay with nearly 2,000 jungle-clad limestone pillars reaching up from the green waters. This is also your chance to discover many famous karst caves and islands including Dau Be Island, Cong Do Island, and Bo Hon Island. With the fast and efficient flight, even with a little time, you still can have a perfect tour from Hanoi to Halong Bay
Private Yacht in Halong Bay - Sail the dream amongst nature
Private Yacht offers you the exclusive luxury on the sea as well as the ideal way to appreciate this magical scene of Halong Bay. The luxury yacht will take you between karst cliffs, which loom like fairytale castles, complete with rocky spires and hidden caves. You will also discover the floating villages and the pearl farms to know more about the local lives. Then, you will understand why Halong is among Asia’s top five tropical island paradises as selected by CNN.
Emperor Cruises in Bai Tu Long Bay - Be a King for a night
If you are searching for a true hideaway where you will be at one with nature, don’t forget to embark on Emperor Cruises to discover untouched Bai Tu Long Bay and world-famous Ha Long Bay. Being the very first all-inclusive Vietnamese boat, Emperor Cruise is tastefully decorated with hand-made objects made from gold, silver, bronze, and jade. But it is not all about the vessel; it is all about the experience. This luxury cruise has its own distinctive character with a wealth of top-class facilities, butler service and 24-hour reception to provide a superlative experience, a memory which will stay with your clients for a lifetime. The itinerary is well designed, which allow you to discover caves, go kayaking and snorkeling, encounter local fishermen in a floating village. A hideaway to untouched caves, beaches, and islands and enjoy your adventure on the water.his is your opportunity to escape, do a little soul searching and return completely refreshed.
Take a helicopter over Angkor Wat
Angkor is accessible in different ways, from walking tours, Tuk Tuk ride, to elephant ride. All these offer you a close approach to every single of this massive temple complex. However, for a broad picture of the whole area, a helicopter flight is what you should not miss. Travelers will be taken on a helicopter to fly over Angkor’s sky and witness the birds’ eye view of the lush forests and the ancient sanctuaries.
Rejuvenate at a high-end resort - Awaken your inner soul
Along with the gateway to Angkor in Siem Reap, there appear quite a number of high-end hotels and resorts that have excellent design and top-notch services. These are great places for a Cambodia leisure trip. Living in spacious Suite, sampling delicate cuisine, rejuvenating with a soothing spa treatment, and enjoying the Apsara dance are some must-try when staying in one of these awe-inspiring places.
A getaway at a less-visited yet stunning beach
Beaches in Cambodia hold a much quieter and more tranquil appeal than in other countries, perhaps because this country is not so renowned for its coastline. The southern part of the country (Koh Rong, Song Saa) features stretching Sugar-white sand and transparent blue waters, making it perfect for a beach trip. The beaches remain untouched and less-visited, thus it would be the ideal place for a summer getaway.
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To truly explore the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia, don't forget to discover some of the most famous cities at their vibrancy.
Top cities & tourist attractions in Vietnam
Hanoi- The City of One Thousand Years of Culture
As the center of the political, cultural, historical, and social-economic quintessence built up over a thousand years of national construction of the Vietnamese nation, lots of meaningful places in Hanoi are waiting for visitors to explore. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hoan Kiem Lake and Ngoc Son Temple, The Old Quarter, and The Temple of Literature are worth visiting.
A unique cuisine that attracts both Hanoi foodie and many travelers is street food Hanoi. If you prefer a Vietnam Cambodia Food Tour, don't miss Hanoi where you will get “lost” in the food heaven: Pho, Pho Bo, Cha Ca, Xoi, Che, Bun Cha, Banh Cuon and many other.
Danang - One of the Most Luxurious Beaches in the World
A lot of things to do in Danang Vietnam, the most livable city of Vietnam, but do not forget to visit My Khe Beach, as one of the must-see destinations in Danang Vietnam. Why? Simply if you want to enjoy fresh air in golden sands, gentle waves, year-round warm water, and surrounding coconut palm trees, My Khe is the most amazing choice. The traffic here is very light and safe, excellent accommodation with luxurious resorts, international standard villas are available. Danang truly blessed with outstanding nature. Apart from My Khe Beach, you should spend some time during your trip to travel to other attractions, such as Son Tra Peninsula, Ba Na Hills Mountain Resort, The Ngu Hanh Son Mount or Hoi An.
Hoian - Back in Time and Gorgeous Beach
Hoian is not just famous for its ancient beauty and beautiful landscapes recognized many times worldwide, but also for its authentic cuisine as one of the 25 most attractive destinations for foodies around the world. Do not forget that you are in a heaven of street food. Trying street food will bring you an interesting and unforgettable experience and here are top 4 most popular and favorable dishes that you must eat when landing on this lovely city - Cao Lau - Hoian's signature dish, Hoian Chicken Rice - Com Ga Hoi An, White Rose in Hoian and Quang Noodle – Mi Quang.
Hue - The former Imperial capital is renowned for the magnificent architecture
It is no surprise when Hue is one of the top must-see destinations when traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia as its peaceful, outstanding natural landscapes together with friendly and helpful people. Located along the banks of the Huong River, Hue, the regional economic, cultural, touristic, scientific, specialized health, education, and training hub of central Viet Nam is an attractive destination.
It is famous for its temples, bastions, mausoleums, architecture, and natural landscapes mostly covered by a layer of green moss, which creates a relaxing sensation. And spending time visiting Hue is considered as one of the top things to do in Vietnam.
Phu Quoc - The Cleanest and Most Beautiful Beach of World
As on top 3 famous tourist attractions by National Geographic and top 10 cruise heavens in Asia by Asia One, Phu Quoc is undoubtedly your must-see destination this summer. Phu Quoc’s untouched beauty attracts those loving pristine beaches and the intact beauty of the wilderness and nature.
The beach remains pristine with crystal blue water, romantic palm trees and soft sands, which is extremely suitable for boat-sailing, sunbathing, diving, swimming, scuba-diving and wandering, especially enjoying the sunset and sunrise with your lovers.
With some outstanding characteristics of the tropical island, Phu Quoc’s cuisine from fresh seafood will definitely impress everyone. What is more amazing than enjoying sea urchins cocktail, tuna soup cake, grilled herring with lemon, boiled crab with lemon-pepper-salt sauce, crab bologna or barely grilled grouper in a paradise with friends and family?
Top cities & tourist attractions in Cambodia
Siem Reap (Angkor Wat) - The must-see destination for any planned trip to Cambodia
Definitely, Siem Reap, the hometown of Angkor Wat, is a cannot-miss destination for your tours to Cambodia and Vietnam. The temple complex of Angkor Wat is the landmark of this Khmer country, which is even inscribed on its national flag. Not only does it hold significant cultural value, Angkor Wat is a masterpiece of ancient architecture, also.
Aside from this worldwide famous heritage, Siem Reap has more to offer. There is a bustling town amidst the city, where you can tape a sip of beer or liquor while swaying your hips with the fancy music. Besides, tourists can head to Phnom Kulen National Park to admire the screaming waterfalls, observe the wildlife, visit the sacred shrines and temples high on the mountains, and take an exquisite view over the whole region.
Phnom Penh - The hub of the domestic and international traveling route
The capital of Cambodia is another interesting place to visit, especially for history buffs. Don’t miss delving into the past of this city if you want to learn more Cambodian’ tough years. Here you can see with your bare eyes the traces of Khmer Rouge, which mimic how millions of Cambodian people were killed brutally during this devil regime making your Vietnam Cambodia Tour unforgettable.
Tonle Sap - The largest freshwater lake in the world
Nestled in the northwest of Cambodia, Tonle Sap is the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. The size of the lake varies from 3,000 square kilometers (in the dry season) to 10,000 square kilometers (in the wet season). It is home to more than 3 million people, most of whom earn a living by fishing and farming.
Travelers can take Vietnam Cambodia Tours, don't forget to visit Tonle Sap and discover the floating villages, where the indigenous locals live on stilt houses above the water surface. You can explore the flooded forests if coming in the rainy season, also.
Koh Rong - The relaxing stop after a long trip to Vietnam and Cambodia
Thanks to the untouched beauty, Koh Rong and its sister island – Koh Rong Samloem have become top destinations for beach lovers. The islands boast stretching sugar-white beaches, turquoise seawater, and pleasant climate, which is ideal for you to bask in the sunshine by day and have a toast at night.
If you love to have fancy times, visit the popular beach in Koh Rong. But if you seek a much more tranquil vibe for a leisure stay, luxury resorts on Koh Rong Samloem is where you should head to.
Worldwide famous heritages in Cambodia
Angkor, Temple of Preah Vihear, and Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk are three UNESCO-designated Cambodian cultural heritage sites.
Stretching over 400 km2, Angkor Archeological Park is a huge complex that consists of significant remains of the once-glorious Khmer Kingdom, which lasted from the 9th to the 14th century. There are numerous exquisite sculptural works in this massive land, all of which bear invaluable cultural and religious value. The whole complex bears witness to an exceptional civilization of the Cambodian in the past, as well as possessing invaluable architectural values.
Temple of Preah Vihear
Situated on the edge of Dângrêk Mountains in Preah Vihear, this is an ancient temple that is dedicated to Shiva – a Hinduism deity. Dating back to the 9th century, the Temple of Preah Vihear contains a series of sanctuaries that are connected by a system of staircases and pavements.
This site is still well preserved after centuries of historical ups and downs and weather changes, thus proving the extraordinary architectural quality. Additionally, it is also a sculptural masterpiece with incredible stone carving technique.
Temple Zone of Sambor Prei Kuk, Archaeological Site of Ancient Ishanapura
Among the three sites, this archaeological site is the earliest to appear in Cambodia. It was the capital of the Chenla Kingdom, which was at its heyday between the 7th and 9th century. This temple zone consists of more than 100 temples, many of which possess the typical specimens of Southeast Asia culture. The architecture and artistic design of this temple zone is the foundation of the Khmer style in the later centuries.
In the past, the former French station on the Sapa Mountain is the main trekking destination of the hill tribes of Vietnam thanks to its epic landscape, its excellent hiking opportunities and its proximity to the Hoang Lien Son mountains with the Fansipan peak - the roof of Indochina. From Fansipan summit, you can admire stunning landscapes of 3 countries including Laos, Vietnam, and China.
Son Doong Cave
Located at the heart of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park, Son Doong Cave was first discovered in 1991 by a local named Ho Khanh. Son Doong Cave is currently recognized as the largest natural cave in the world and one of the most attractive spots for the adventure lovers. The entrance of this cave is 200 meters high and the total area is estimated more than 9 kilometers. Son Doong Cave boasts many limestone grottoes, stalactites and stalagmites and is home to a variety of wildlife, including monkeys, bats, and flying foxes
Famous as a phenomenon since 2018 for its special architecture of gray hands and beauty, Golden Bridge is also a must-see spot. Lobelia Chrysanthemum is along the path on the bridge, creating accents of color and attracting all visitors. Standing on this amazing bridge, you can admire the entire endless landscapes and marvelous nature of Ba Na area.
Golden Bridge is located in Thien Thai Garden of Sun World Ba Na Hills, thus if you wish to visit this unique architecture, please travel to Ba Na Hills.
Most Remarkable Landmarks of Cambodia
Nothing can win over Angkor Temples when mentioning about the landmark of Cambodia. It is the remain of the once-glory Khmer Empire and holds an exceptional cultural value. This temple complex is so significant with the locals that it has been inscribed in Cambodian National Flag, which is used in all political, economic, and social events worldwide.
Flowing across the land of 6 countries, the Mekong, the world’s 12th longest river, is the wellspring of the local people. It not only plays as a supply of water and food but also be a significant transportation system and tourist destination.
Travelers taking luxury Cambodia tours love to go aboard a Mekong Cruise to spot the dolphin, observe the wildlife, visit the floating villages, and enjoy the sunset.
Phnom Kulen Waterfalls - Phnom Kulen National Park
The mighty waterfalls in Phnom Kulen National Park is another pride of Cambodian people. The waterfalls tumble down the mountains and pound the rocks, creating a marvelous scenery to enjoy. It’s a great place to hang out and cool down the summer heat.
Fun fact: Phnom Kulen Waterfall did appear in the blockbuster movie: Lara Croft: Tomb Raider. It is not advisable to try in real life, but in this movie, Angelina Jolie jumped from the top of the waterfall into the basin below.
Koh Rong is the real paradise for beach-goers thanks to its crystal-clear water and Colgate-white sandbanks. It’s a great destination for swimming, sunbathing, and other watersports.
Koh Rong Samloem – Koh Rong’s sister island is another appealing destination in Cambodia. There are a series of high-end resorts alongside the deserted beaches, offering tourists a chance to blow away your stress and fatigue and refresh yourselves.
Dalat - The City of Love and Eternal Spring
Known as the City of Love and Eternal Spring, Dalat is an extremely ideal place for those wishing to unwind and reconnect with the internal voices. In addition to the all-year-round cool temperate weather, Dalat is famous for romantic landscapes from dreamy pine tree forests, awe-inspiring flower fields to French boulevards and villas from the colonial period. A lot of amazing, famous and peaceful attractions are waiting for you. With twice-daily yoga and evening meditation, combined with a short trip of trekking to Lang Biang Mountain, The Valley of Love, Dalat Flower Gardens, Xuan Huong will leave you feeling of being recharged and refresh
Hoi An - Back in Time and Gorgeous Beach
The contemporary Hoi An looks exactly as they did a century and a half ago, and it still preserves hundreds of houses built of precious wood in a very original style of architecture. Amongst the peace and charm of Hoi An Ancient Town, you will enjoy the wonderful balance of relaxation, yoga and meditation with memorable cultural experiences. You will rejuvenate your mind and body through daily meditations amidst lush gardens and beautiful beaches of Cham Island.
Tam Dao - The city
Just about 60 km from Hanoi, Tam Dao town in Vinh Phuc province is one of the most favorite places for those wishing to rejuvenate your mind and body. The first feeling when you step foot down on this dreamy land is the fresh air and there seems to be a giant natural air conditioning quietly spraying the cold air for the whole area.
Traveling to Tam Dao, enjoy the cold early autumn, take a sip coffee cup or relax on the romantic ramp to see the mountain clouds. Feeling the tranquility of the evening or the peace of the morning is no better. After a week of hard work, leaving behind tired tension, avoiding the smoke and dust of the city, what is better than going to peaceful Tam Dao for relaxation with nature to find yourself the silence in the soul.
What are the best places for a yoga retreat in Cambodia?
Cambodia, with a strong religious foundation, is said to be an ideal place for yoga and meditation. Many people travel to this Khmer world just to have a healing time with special treatments from the local experts. Following are the three best places for a yoga retreat in this country:
Kep is a favorite place for yoga and wellness thanks to its tranquil vibe and the high availability of reputable yoga centers. Yoga experts will help to design a spiritual healing program for your own. You will ease your mind and rejuvenate yourself by practicing yoga, meditating, and saying dharma talks every day.
The spiritual sense and breathtaking natural scenery have made Siem Reap a great place for a yoga retreat in Cambodia. Meditation and yoga would steer you towards a more mindful approach to life. Some of the classes take place around Angkor Temples and its surrounding jungles, thus offering the absolute serenity that can hardly be seen anywhere else.
Staying away from your mobile phone and spending time reading books, joining yoga classes, and healing sessions are the best and fastest way to rebalance your chakra.
Koh Rong Island
How about practicing yoga at an empty beach? The tranquility of Koh Rong beaches has made the island a great place to ease your mind with yoga and meditation session. To find your zen, it’s a should to spend days on a short-term yoga and Ayurveda retreat. Feel the slow pace of the island and let your mind be free without any worries about the life outside.
Naturally blessed with a variety of landscapes from highlands, national parks, hills, mountains, forests to beaches and islands, Northern Vietnam can satisfy all tourists – whatever they wish to explore, they can start immediately if they join some Vietnam all-inclusive packages for their trip.
With its pristine scenery, Ha Giang is not only one of the best tourist attractions in Vietnam, but also an ideal place for all backpackers by its perfect mountainous landscapes, dense forests, magnificent waterfalls and distinctive cultures of tribal people.
Having remained untouched by mass tourism, with the majestic highland, Ha Giang is the best choice for mountain discovery in Vietnam. In spring and autumn, this region looks charming and colorful with rice terraces, while in the winter, the mountains are covered by snow, thus, beside Sapa, Ha Giang is also a great place to taking photos with snow in the tropics like Vietnam. Ma Pi Leng Pass and Happiness Road in Ha Giang are such a hit with adventurous backpackers.
Unique and high-valued culture attracts tourists coming to this mysterious land. Spending time visiting some villages, you can explore and get closer to the life of different tribal groups such as Tay, Dao, Pu Peo, Nung, or Lo Lo. Dong Van Karst Global Geopark as UNESCO-listed Park with its geological and cultural values is also worth visiting.
As a country which mountainous area makes up over ¾ of the whole area, Vietnam is undoubtedly a great destination that enables travelers to discover the majestic beauty of mountains and experience exciting adventurous activities. Just a small town in the mountainous northwest of Vietnam, Sapa has always been listed as the best tour in North Vietnam, which has attracted millions of travelers each year.
Coming to Sapa, tourists will be impressed by the magnificent mountains loom in front of them. The high green hills, the colorful terraced rice fields, and the marvelous mountain peaks are the irresistible appeal to travelers. In recent years, under the influence of the climate change, the winter gets dramatically cold and the temperature drops sharply. Therefore, if you come to Sapa in late December or early January, there is a likelihood of seeing snow. Especially, Fansipan peak – the summit of Indochina is crowned with a headdress of ice.
Despite unfavorable terrain, hiking in Sapa is still such a hit with tourists. What is more interesting than trekking, visiting trial group villages, sightseeing, admiring the sunrise and sunset or enjoying the cool air?
Connected to the tails of Cu Phuong National Park, Pu Luong has made a name for itself as a paradise for trekkers and nature lovers. Mother Nature favors Pu Luong with many scenic rivers and waterfalls, magnificent mountain pass, incredible rice terraces, and traditional remote villages. Thanks to the great nature, Pu Luong offers travelers many adventure experiences in different levels including trekking, ride thrilling biking trails, bamboo rafting, kayaking, and camping.
Lang Biang Mountains is located on Lang Biang Plateau, Lam Dong Province. About 12 km from Dalat center, Lang Biang stands stunningly like the roof of Dalat. From the top of Lang Biang Mountain, you can admire the Golden Stream and Silver Stream, or observe the whole dreamy Dalat, which looks like a lush green valley with two pieces of silver silk (the Golden and Silver Stream), and especially enjoy the sunset with your lovers and hear the legend about K’Lang and Ho Biang’ love story.
Here, tourists can take part in many different activities such as camping, exploring the natural flora and enjoying the unique and diversified culture of ethnic minority groups. Lang Biang is also an ideal place for those wishing an adventurous trip like mountain climbing, conquering high peaks, paragliding and trekking.
Finally, “Hundred-year valley” at the foot of Lang Biang is a must-see destination for those loving an entertainment and ecological tourist site.
What are the most spectacular hiking/trekking trails in Cambodia?
Located in the northeast, Mondulkiri is a top destination for trekking tours in Cambodia. A trip to this place would enable travelers to leave the bustling cities behind and immerse yourself in the wild nature. Here exist mysterious jungles, rocking waterfalls, mighty rivers, wild animals, and even more. All these majestic things would definitely make you fall in love with Mondulkiri from the very first meet.
Especially, Mondulkiri is renowned for its elephant sanctuary, where tourists can get a closer approach to the endangered Asian Elephants. Observing the elephants is a one-of-a-kind experience that intrepid travelers should never miss.
Phnom Kulen National Park
The dense jungle of Phnom Kulen National Park is another fascinating place for hiking tours in Siem Reap. The Park is located not so far from the city center, hence becoming a top choice for a weekend break and short-day trekking.
Phnom Kulen is home to majestic waterfalls, which are just too mighty to be true. Nothing is better than let the water splashes from the waterfalls hit your body to cool down the heat of hot summer days.
There are also ancient temples and important historical sites here, ideal for religious followers to visit.
Cardamon is one of Southeast Asia’s biggest rainforests. The forest remains intact from human influences and mass tourism industry, thus being a promising land for trekkers to challenge themselves.
There are several fancy activities for hikers to participate when trekking to Cardamon. You can ride the boat along the canals to go deep inside the jungle, walk under the large foliage and listen to the murmurs of the birds, or experience the life of the local ethnic people.
The bio-ecological system of Cardamon is exceptionally rich with a wide array of wild species. If you are lucky enough, you might catch a glimpse of a wild leopard or an elephant there.
Thanks to the majestic settings of soaring mountains, lush forests, rolling hills, and marvelous river, Ratanakiri is a favorable trekking trail in Cambodia. It is so unforgettable an experience to paddle your boat along the mighty Sesan river to harmonize yourself with nature. Additionally, you can spend the night on a tribal village and get exposed to the life of the indigenous ethnic people there.
Best places for Vietnam biking tours?
Though as a small country in Southeast Asia, Vietnam has long been an attractive destination for different kinds of tourism due to its diverse nature, from vast deltas, national parks, highlands to long coastline of marvelous beaches or islands. You can spend time with your family or friends, travel to get a deeper understanding of a new culture, or simply travel to relax and get closer to nature. If you wish to be deep into nature, biking will be a good choice, which is also top things to do in Northern Vietnam.
When it comes to Vietnam biking tours, you shouldn’t miss Ninh Binh which is widely praised as a paradise for cycling lovers. Just 100 km South of Hanoi, Ninh Binh is a province of astounding natural beauty with limestone peaks whose splendor is often said to surpass that of Ha Long Bay. It is even often referred to as “Ha Long Bay on land.”
You will discover the charm of Ninh Binh by bike as you visit Van Long Nature Reserve, Cuc Phuong National Park, and Tam Coc and Bich Dong. Our bicycle trips offer you truly unforgettable experience, as you pass between towering limestone peaks, rice fields, lotus flowers ponds and local villages. As you cycle along the local roads between villages, you’ll have the chance to meet local people, see their daily lives and often have a cup of tea and chat with them.
What is more amazing than cycling in the most beautiful gem of Vietnam? Being one of the oldest cities in the country, Hoian attracts thousands and millions of tourists every year for its unique architecture, ancient streets perfectly dotted with unobtrusive street vendors in their Vietnamese silk pajamas. It is also the best place for foreigners to get a deeper understanding of Vietnamese lives, traditions, and customs.
Ba Vi is also regarded as “Dalat of Northern Vietnam”. Just 50 kilometers far from Hanoi, in the summer morning, biking in Ba Vi is such a great experience as its cool and fresh air creating a sense of well-being for everyone who comes here. That is the reason why Ba Vi seems to be the most popular choice for those wishing to relax after the hustle and bustle of modern life in Hanoi.
The romantic scenery will make every visitor love it at first sight. On one side, there are many tall trees covered with soothing moss, and the other side impresses everyone with a clear blue sky with white wisps of white clouds lurking around the mountain peaks. On the top of the mountain, the vibrant violet color of lust brushes looks like purple clouds being prominent in the mist. From the gateway, there are two directions, if visitors want to enjoy exotic flowers and birds, let’s choose the bamboo forest. If you want to reach the top of the mountain, let’s go deeper and follow a steep slope. This road goes up high, bringing visitors into a virtual space of clouds, wind, and birds singing in the forest.
Approximately 200km from Hanoi, at the height of 1,000m above sea level, Moc Chau plateau (Moc Chau district, Son La province) is naturally endowed with stunning beauty. Each season, Moc Chau attracts tourists with a delicate and beautiful appearance.
Moc Chau is gorgeous all year round, but the most beautiful time is the nesting season of birds and the blooming flower season with the pure white of broccoli, the green tea fields, the wild and yellow color of wild sunflowers or the picturesque of plum blossoms and pink blossoms in Spring.
You can ride your bike around the town to pay a visit to many different places such as the pine forest in Ban Ang where you can cycle around the lake, take a deeper discovery into the pine forest with some strange animals, harvest strawberries or enjoy the sunset and slowly sip at your coffee. Other destinations are Happyland, Heart-shaped tea hill, Doi cave, Dai Yem waterfall, and tea farms.
Best places for Vietnam biking tours?
We think one of the best ways to see the sights of Siem Reap and around is by bicycle. All the major sights in the area are within easy biking distance from the town, but more importantly—given the tropical climate—the terrain is flat as a pancake, making cycling simply fun. No pedaling up steep hills in the heat!
Best places in Vietnam for Vietnam Cambodia Family Holidays
Hue – a historic and dreamy land
Located along the banks of the Huong River, Hue, the regional economic, cultural, touristic, scientific, specialized health, education and training hub of central Viet Nam is an attractive destination.
Hue is famous for its temples, bastions, mausoleums, architecture, and natural landscapes mostly covered by a layer of green moss, which creates a relaxing sensation. The most noticeable place is Hue Citadel. Situated on the northern bank of the Huong River, Hue Citadel was built on a surface area of more than 500 ha, including the Hoang Thanh and Tu Cam Thanh Citadel. It was the administrative center of the Nguyen dynasty and served as the living quarters of the Emperor and the Royal Family. The Citadel belongs to the old Imperial Capital of Hue, recognized by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1993. Adding Hue to your Vietnam Cambodia Itinerary, you and your family will learn many valuable things about Vietnam history & culture.
Danang - One of the top 10 worth-living cities in the world
Danang is known as the largest city in Central Vietnam and worth-living land in Vietnam. The popularity comes from its natural landscape with a range of famous spots such as My Khe Beach, Ngu Hanh Son, Son Tra Peninsula. If you hear about Danang, you will absolutely know My Khe Beach which Forbes chose to be one of the six most attractive beaches in the world. You will be attracted by the crystal water and smooth sand on the beach. Danang is also a suitable spot for those who are interested in exploring uncultivated land such as Ngu Hanh Son, Marble Mountains. You can climb mountains and discover many secret caves inside the mountains.
Dalat - the City of Eternal Spring
Dalat is the city of Lam Dong Province which is situated in the Central Highland region. It is famous with the name “the most romantic city in Vietnam”. Dalat nature is likely a treat of the eyes which satisfy all kind of tourists. Some typical spots like Langbiang Mountain, Xuan Huong Lake, Datanla Waterfall will leave your family with an unforgettable impression. The cool weather and amazing nature here will bring a lot of health benefits especially for kids and elder people.
Best places in Cambodia for Vietnam and Cambodia Family Holidays
Mondulkiri is a province of Cambodia which has a border with Vietnam. It’s sure that you will be taken by surprise as they catch sight of marvelous nature in the area. On a wonderful Vietnam and Cambodia tour, there are some destinations you cannot miss out Chrey Thom Waterfall, Phnom Prich Sanctuary, Plantation of Pinetrees. For those who love nature, they cannot ignore such a beautiful spot as Phnom Prich Sanctuary where is the home of rare flora and fauna of Cambodia. Especially, the magnificent waterfalls like Chrey Thom are the perfect destination for family members who have a liking for a spectacular landscape.
Sihanoukville, a coastal city in Cambodia, is called with another name “Kampong Som”. There is a list of ideal natural spots for you and families in holidays Mlop Chrey Beach, Kbal Chhay Waterfall, Koh Rong Island. It seems that there is no place more suitable for family holidays than Koh Rong Island, where you can enjoy the fresh and peaceful atmosphere, forget the hustle and bustle of your noisy cities. If you want to find a tranquil place to go for a stroll, Mlop Chrey Beach can be a suitable choice for you and your family members.
Kep - The city of torpid pace
Kep is also a coastal province in the south of Cambodia. For those who are keen on exploring wild nature, Kep will be one of the go-to lands in their list. There a lot of spots for them like Koh Thonsáy, Kep Beach, Kep National Park, Sothy’s Pepper Farm. In many tours of Vietnam and Cambodia, a lot of families choose farms to help their children experience local life. Therefore, Sothy’s Pepper Farm is an ideal place for parents and kids. Moreover, families who prefer exploring nature can take consideration of Kep National Park. It suits active outdoor activities such as trekking.
Of all the interesting places for cultural and historical discoveries, Hanoi and Angkor hold the lion share in the top worth-visiting destinations for families in the summer holidays.
Where to explore highlights of Vietnam's history & culture:
Hanoi has long been preserved its historical value for hundreds of years. Tourists come to Hanoi and book a cyclo tour to visit many domains such as the thirty-six old quarters, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Hanoi Opera House, the Literature temple, then go to enjoy the bridge of history, which has been in line with the time for nearly 30 years – Long Bien.
Cu Chi Tunnels - Ho Chi Minh
The tunnel system is located in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City. In the war, Viet Cong soldiers used these tunnels as the hiding places. Exploring Cu Chi Tunnels will help you and your family know about Vietnam American War, how brave Vietnamese military men is, how creative they are.
Imperial City, Hue
Hue is considered to be one of the most romantic cities where you should spend your holiday with your family. In addition, exploring the place which used to be the capital of Vietnam in the past, you can know about the process of building the great architect and stories about the king at that time.
Con Dao Prison
When people want to have a history tour, they cannot fail to hear Con Dao Prison, the most lively evidence for French colonists’ crime during the Vietnam War. Visitors may sympathize with political prisoners and understand the awful crime of invaders.
Cu Chi Tunnels
Located about 60 kilometers to the Northwest of Ho Chi Minh City, Cu Chi Tunnels are immense underground networks which Vietnamese soldiers used to house troops, transport communications and supplies, lay booby traps and mount surprise attacks during American War. Dug from 1946, Cu Chi Tunnels were 250 kilometers and consisted of infirmaries, kitchen, vaults, rooms, offices, and tunnels. Currently, the total length of Cu Chi Tunnels is 120 kilometers and are divided into three parts including Ben Dao, Ben Duoc, and, Tan Phu Trung Tunnel. Cu Chi Tunnels has an exhibition of the various weapon such as bomb, artillery, the cannon which were used by the Vietnam South Force during the Vietnam War and which were left by the American Army. With a day-trip tour to Cu Chi Tunnels from Ho Chi Minh City, you can learn a lot of valuable things about Vietnam's history, especially during the America War.
Ho Chi Minh War Remnants Museum
War Remnants Museum is one the most famous museums in Vietnam where you can see many exhibits of documents, materials, photographs, and other evidence of the war crime, the damaging consequence, and severe damages caused to Vietnam during the America War. The outdoor space displays a wide range of weapons and military hardware of the U.S Imperialists including the tank collection, the aircraft collection, and the weapon collection. The most impressive part of Ho Chi Minh War Remnants Museum is the indoor exhibition where you can see the consequence of Agent Orange during the American War. The most heart-rending on display are the fetuses with deformities.
Where to explore highlights of Cambodia history & culture:
Preah Vihear is an ancient Hindu temple built during the period of the Khmer Empire. In 2008, Preah Vihear Temple was recognized to be a World Heritage site by UNESCO. In the past, 7 kings tried their best to complete the great construction because of its special terrain. Is the information attractive enough to make you curious about the unique place?
It is known as the center of Buddism in Cambodia. It was destroyed by Khmer Rouge in the past, however, the pagoda was built and reconstructed by locals. Its design is a great combination of Khmer and Angkor architect. That’s the reason why it becomes one of the most attractive tourist spots in Cambodia.
Angkor is another option for your historical and cultural journey with the family. Standing right into the famous tourist attraction Siem Reap, this wonderful Khmer’s architecture complex must be in your prior thought. Get up early in the morning and enjoy the fabulous sunrise via the rooftop of Angkor Wat, then go on a journey into Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and the Bayon Temple. It would be better for you if you have a companion like a tour guide or a local resident, as they will instruct you the best way to explore this interesting complex.
Long Beach, Phu Quoc, Vietnam
The name Long Beach derives from the length of this beach- 15km. This beach is located at the northwest of the Phu Quoc island, near a primeval forest, which make the climate here is always maintained at a relatively cool temperature. The Long Beach was ranked the first place in the list of the most beautiful beaches in the world by ABC News in 2008. From the beach, you can also observe some small nearby islands like Mong Tay island or Doi Moi island.
A BBQ party is a great experience that you can have on the Long Beach Phu Quoc. There are fishing villages along the coast where you can buy freshly caught seafood. You can also taste the seafood at the restaurants near the beach.
Cua Dai Beach, Hoi An, Vietnam
Cua Dai beach is one of the 25 most beautiful beaches in Asia. It is 5km away from Hoi An city center. The beach amuses the tourists by the long sandy shore.
Cua Dai beach has a special feature that will change water color depending on the time of day. Early in the morning, the sea water is dark blue. In the late afternoon, the water turns to jade. Near the beach, there are a lot of beach hotels and resorts, which is convenient for tourists to find accommodation
Mui Ne, Phan Thiet, Vietnam
If you are adventure-lover, Phan Thiet with Mui Ne is also an attractive cultural tourist destination with a diverse population of Chinese and Cham people along with the unique cuisine from fresh seafood. Located in Phan Thiet, Mui Ne is one of the most famous beaches in Vietnam for its spectacular bright red sand dunes where we can sled down on bits of cardboard to have great fun as well. The wind can pick up on the beach in the afternoon, the breeze is great but you can end getting sand blasted on the beach in the morning.
My Khe, Danang, Vietnam
Rated as one of the six most charming beaches on the planet in 2015 (Forbes) and one of the ten best beaches in Asia by Sunday Herald Sun Magazine of Australia, My Khe is worth visiting. In addition to swimming, tourists can participate in many fun activities like scuba diving and observing coral reefs, regatta, flash mobbing and many more activities on the beach. My Khe beach has something to suit all tastes. Watching the sunset and views of Da Nang City is also an enjoyable experience at My Khe. You can enjoy city views without all the noise from here.
Best beaches in Cambodia
Lazy beach, Koh Rong Samloem, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Lazy Beach on the famous Koh Rong Samloem Island which attracts a lot of tourists around the world. It is voted by the National Georgethic Magazine as one of the most beautiful beaches and known as the “Hawaii of Southeast Asia”. Travelers come here for relaxation and enjoy the crystal clear seawater and the soft sand. The beach is ideal for snorkeling and fishing.
Sokha Beach, Sihanoukville, Cambodia
Sokha beach is a 1.5 km long beach formed of fine silicon-like sand that creates a pleasant creak at every step and the quiet, shallow water. This beach is privately owned by the Sokha Beach Resort, the first 5-star beach resort in Cambodia. However, some part of this beach is free for tourists to enter. There are bungalows with the view to the beach which are ideal if those people who are looking for a romantic escape or a wonderful honeymoon vacation
Long Set Beach, Koh Rong, Cambodia
Long Set beach – also known as the 4k beach- is located at the southern part of Koh Rong island. This place is called a paradise because of its breathtaking pristine beauty. Especially, from April to July, you will have a chance to see the glowing plankton on the beach. The tiny glowing plankton covers the water and emits the blue light, creating a wonderful panorama that you may experience once in a lifetime.
Must-try food in Vietnam
Bun Cha Hanoi (Grilled Pork & Noodles)
If Pho is Hanoi’s number one dish, then Bun Cha ranks easily number two when it is regarded as a Hanoi local food favorite, where grilled pork and rice noodles are the stars and fresh herbs, sliced papaya, red chili and garlic are the supporting players. And you can add fried spring rolls to the mix to enjoy the dish in the most amazing way.
Cha Ca (Grilled & Fried Fish with Rice Noodles)
It is obvious that visitors will fall in love with the Hanoi food scene immediately just after tasting Cha Ca, the most unique food to try in this city. Cha Ca, a Northern Vietnamese specialty is created by pan-fried chunks of meaty, turmeric, dill, fatty skinned fish, peanuts, shrimp paste and rice noodles and other fresh ingredients.
Pho (Noodle Soup)
This is the most popular dish in Hanoi as travelers love it for the savory broth and slow-cooked meat, both beef and chicken, and just around $2 US. I really like its condiments, especially the small but potent red peppers and freshly made rice noodles. Let’s try it, it is actually a cheap bowl of soup with ultra-fresh ingredients and slow-cooked, melt-in-your-mouth slices of beef or chicken.
Must-try food in Cambodia
Fish Amok is the representative of Khmer cuisine. This is a curry fish dish with coconut milk and “kroeung”. Kroeung is a special curry-like recipe made from different leaves and species. It possesses an extraordinary taste and is among the most vital ingredients in Cambodian kitchens.
Fish Amok look smooth like top-notch silk. It seems to melt immediately in your mouth once you have taken a bite. The dish is often placed in banana leaves, looking rustic yet delicate.
Originating from China, Kuy Teav is now a delicacy of Cambodia and Southern Vietnam. It is a type of noodle soup that has rice noodles and minced pork as two main ingredients. Further toppings are also added to complete the taste of the dish.
Kuy Teav can be seen everywhere in Cambodia, from the simple food stalls on the streets to luxury fine-dining restaurants. This luscious dish is definitely fit for the gods.
Num banh chok
This is a popular dish for breakfast in Cambodia. It is indeed a variant of vermicelli noodles with snakehead gravy, fresh veggies, and herbs. Kroeung is an indispensable part of the dish as the taste of the gravy depends largely on it.
Each region would have its own way to make this dish. While Kampot people love to add dried shrimp, peanuts, and fish sauce to their dish, Siem Reap-ers prefer to have more garlic and coconut milk.
The red curry of Khmer people is another must-try food for Cambodia tours. Cambodian curry is far less spicy than the ones in other countries. In fact, it is a coconut-based chili soup, with just a little amount of chili only.
Most famous drinks you must try when traveling to Vietnam
Vietnam is pretty famous for its coffee and you will find coffee shops on every corner of every street. What you might not have known is that there are also a lot of specialty coffees, such as this deliciously frothy egg white coffee which you can purchase in certain cafes in Hanoi. A real treat after a long day sightseeing! Head to the Giang cafe (39 Nguyen Huu Huan) and Dinh Café (13 Đinh Tiên Hoàng) if you want to try it while in Hanoi.
Ta Hien and Bui Vien are normally called "Pho Tay".
On Old Quarter of Hanoi, and near Hoan Kiem Lake, Ta Hien has been a famous spot for tourists, especially for foreigners. Moreover, you can explore the street food heaven in Vietnam.
Ta Hien is in Hanoi, what about Bui Vien? Bui Vien is the most interesting night street in Ho Chi Minh city. It is quite similar to Ta Hien, but it is much more vibrant, sounding and complicated as well.
Wine of the locals (ethnic minorities)
With 54 ethnic minorities, Vietnam cuisines will never disappoint you. Each tribal group will surprise you with different unique food and drink.
What about wine? Yes, when talking about Wine sticky, Vietnamese people will definitely think about this specialty of Kim Son province. It is made from the seeds of the sticky yellow flowers in the rural area in the Red River. Under the skilled hand of the locals, combined with natural water, the wine has a different taste and easy to recognize.
Most famous drinks you must try when traveling to Cambodia
This brand is named after the iconic Angkor temples – the pride of all Cambodian people. The consumption of Angkor Beer could easily overweigh any other beer brands in this Golden Land. It has an impressive slogan: “My country, my beer”.
Angkor Beer contains 5.2% to 5.5% alcohol. It is lightly bitter and aromatic, which could easily satisfy even the most discerning beer fans.
Sra Sar is the name of the traditional Cambodian rice wine. The wine is distilled from white rice and is consumed in ordinary days and important occasions. The alcohol content of rice wine is kinda high (up to 40%), but the locals love it.
Sra Sar also serves as a medical remedy. People believe it could cure muscle pains and be good for your stomach.
Teuk Ampau, also known as sugar cane juice, is another savory drink to try in Cambodia. Sugarcane is not simply an ingredient to make sugar but it is also a favorite food as well as a beverage of Khmer people.
In the past, people tore apart the rind of the sugarcane and eat the inner part, which is exhausting and might make your mouth injured. Then the locals squeeze the juice out by machine. The juice is light green and sweet. Teuk Ampau tastes the best if adding some kumquat and ice to.
Sra Thnaot Chu
Sra Thnaot Chu is the Khmer name of palm wine. Sugar palm is the national plant of Cambodia and it plays an important role in the life of the locals. Sra Thnaot Chu can be said to be the country whisky of this golden land.
The wine is exceptionally fragrant and quite strong. Its taste is not similar to anything else, so don’t forget to take a sip once coming to this country.
Rainy Season in Cambodia lasts from May to September
When May knocks the door, the southeast monsoon arrives and Cambodia enters its wet season. There happens to be much rain, accounting for approximately 75% of the annual rainfall. The average daytime temperature falls between 25 and 27 only.
However, it does not mean it rains every time throughout the whole season. There would be little and infrequent downpour between May and July, but for the remaining months, it's raining cats and dogs. The frequency of rainfall is rather dense, also.
Rainy Season in Vietnam lasts from June to October
- The North in which you can visit Hanoi, Dien Bien, Mo Chau or Halong Bay, Ninh Binh and Hagiang experiences the most rainfall between June and September.
- Central Vietnam like Danang, Hoian, and Hue, rainfall happens during the winter months including October and November.
- Like the North, South Vietnam if you choose Ho Chi Minh City or Vung Tau, it is on their highest rainfall in June, July, August, and September.
Flights from Vietnam to Cambodia
Airline: Vietnam Airlines, Viet Jet Air, Thai Air Asia, Qatar Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air, Jetstar, Singapore Airlines, Malaysia Airlines
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Flight from Cambodia to Vietnam
Airline: Vietnam Airlines, Viet Jet Air, Thai Air Asia, Qatar Airways, Cambodia Angkor Air
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Do's and Don'ts in Vietnam
With many different kinds of travel spots and especially safety, Vietnam is a perfect choice for a family holiday. However, there is something that you should pay attention to in order to have the most comfortable trip.
Do's in Vietnam :
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Do's in Cambodia
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