We are 50yo couple, travelling to Vietnam and Cambodia for the first time For the first week we will be travelling Cambodia with another couple, then for the rest of the time, just the two of us. We would love help or comments on our initial itinerary.
Day 1 – Fly to HCMC from Australia – arrive late afternoon. Overnight HCMC
Day 2- Visit museum and Cu Chi tunnels (Overnight HCMC)
Day 3 - Taxi to somewhere and catch a 2 night cruise up the Mekong. (Overnight Boat)
Do all boats leave from the same place ? are taxi’s big enough for 4 people and luggage ? Suggestions for which boat appreciated.
Day 4 - En route to Phnom Penh (Overnight Boat or Phnom Penh land based)
Day 5 - Explore Phnom Penh - (Overnight Phnom Penh)
(is one full day enough)
Day 6 - Travel to Siem Reap - transport ? (Overnight Siem Reap)
Day 7 - Explore Angkor - (Overnight Siem Reap)
(Is one full day enough ?)
During the rest of the time we have, we know we would like to visit Hoi An, Hue, Hanoi and Halong Bay. We would like to scuba dive somewhere – suggestions where? We are keen to enjoy the coast line between Hoi An and Hue. Are bikes an option with luggage (or only day trips)? We definitely want to allow time for a 2 night Halong Bay cruise. Not keen on visiting Sapa this time around. Have been told Nha Trang might be too young for us. We’re just a little unsure of how to structure the rest of the trip.
Day 8 - Travel to Hoi An (fly to Danang then taxi ?)
Day 22 or 23 - Fly out from ? to return to Australia