Skip to main content
Tours and Vacations for Women
Travel Planning
Recent Articles
About Us
Contact Us
our twitterour facebook page pintrest youtubeinstagram
Vietnam & Cambodia
Impressions of Vietnam and Angkor Wat - Pre-reservation 2025

January 2025 (14 Days / 15 Nights)
This tour starts in Hanoi (Vietnam) and ends in Siem Reap (Cambodia)

We are currently in the process of planning this tour. Once we have all the activities, dates, hotels and other details confirmed, and the pricing finalized, we will post a complete itinerary, including the price. If you would like to be notified of this tour's availability when the planning process is completed, please complete the pre-reservation form.

VIETNAM - Ha Long Bay to Mekong Delta

Click on the image to enlarge the map

With its sublime physical beauty, mysteries of the ancient cultures and its enduring traditions, Vietnam provides travelers with a wealth of treasures. From the traditional junks on Ha Long Bay, the exotic basket boats on the South China Sea, and the dragon boats on the Perfume River to Hue's imperial treasures and Mai Chau serene rural landscapes of vibrant, terraced rice fields tended by graceful women in straw conical hats, you will find Vietnam's tangle of sensory experiences mesmerizing.

The ancient Angkor Wat complex in Cambodia, what today is one of the Seven Wonders of the World, was the capital of the Khmer Kingdom built around a Hindu temple to Vishnu. This long lost city, which for centuries existed only as a myth, was discovered in 1861 by a French naturalist, Henri Mouhot. Its' enormous temples, towering spires, giant carved faces and ornate bas reliefs, swallowed by the jungle and then rescued, are an eternal tribute to a lost civilization.

During the Vietnam and Cambodia tour, we'll set out on an exotic and luxurious journey into the heart of Indochina. We'll explore the world of ancient cultural traditions, and experience some of the most mesmerizing scenery in the world: from French-influenced Hanoi and Saigon, which have figured so prominently in recent history and are now spirited and cosmopolitan cities, to imperial Hue, once home to emperors and mandarins and the atmospheric royal village of Hoi An. We'll see thousands of limestone islands as we sail on Ha Long Bay in a luxury junk, spend a day in colorful floating markets of the Mekong River Delta, study local cuisine during a private cooking class, enjoy a traditional water puppet show, witness hundreds of Buddhist pilgrims pray in the Perfume pagoda, take a cyclo tour through the French colonial architecture of Hanoi, a motorcycle tour through the streets of Saigon, and explore Viet Cong's Cu Chi Tunnels. Then in Cambodia's Angkor Wat, we'll explore the "City of Kings", with some of the largest religious monuments ever constructed, a mystic and magical place which carries a spiritual significance for many, and once in a lifetime travel experience for others.

HIGHLIGHTS: Cyclo tour of the French colonial Hanoi ● Water puppet theater performance ● 3 days/2 nights' luxury cruise on Ha Long Bay ● The imposing imperial capital of Hue ● Dining in the home of a Vietnamese royal descendant ● Riding the funicular and the Golden Bridge ● The atmospheric royal village of Hoi An ● Bicycling through the rice fields ● Sunset cruise on Thu Bon River ● Private cooking class with a celebrity chef ● Experiencing Saigon's food on a motorcycle ● Full day on the Mekong River Delta ● The temples and palaces of the ancient Khmer Empire: Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Banteay Srei ● Apsara dancers' performance ● An elephant ride from the South Gate

Itinerary specifics subject to change.


The trip was outstanding. A very different culture that was fully enhanced by our guide Chan. Food was sooo good. Always count on S& S to make adjustments and fix glitches seamlessly. Finally got my sister to come on a trip so she could see how great it is to travel this way. She was hooked. - Jill from Wisconsin (Vietnam and Cambodia 2 2023)

The local guides really made the difference. Cahn and Choo were amazing. Both gave us great insights into the places we visited, as well as their perspectives on their countries. Overall, we stayed in wonderful accommodations and got to take part in unique experiences like visiting Mr. Vinh's home and the motorbike tour. Even the last-minute diversion to Hoa Lu to avoid the typhoon was a pleasant surprise; having Sights and Soul pay for our massages because rain dampened our plans was an awesome bonus. I really liked Sights and Soul's attention to detail on this particular tour. - Anne from North Carolina (Vietnam and Cambodia 2023)

Loved it. Incredible mix of activity and down time, in such a beautiful part of the world. - Maria from North Carolina (Vietnam & Cambodia 2023)

Excellent tour!!!  One of the best tour groups, and I've traveled with several others. (Vietnam & Cambodia 2023) - Jane from Texas

As always, S&S has designed yet another remarkable tour. I especially enjoyed the great variety as well as opportunities for physical activity and to experience Vietnamese people and culture. - Lynn from New York

Great tour overall. Very comprehensive for time available. Good mix of activities. Guide in Cambodia was excellent. - Mary Louise from Minnesota

I loved every minute of the tour. From the Cambodian Temples to the beautiful Ha Long Bay boat cruise. S&S really knows how to travel! - Tammy from New Jersey

I really enjoyed the tour and learned a lot. I liked the variety of the experiences offered. I posted everyday on Facebook. All my friends enjoyed the pictures and commented on what a great adventure I was on. - Lynne from Illinois

We had a marvelous trip to Vietnam and Cambodia with Sights and Soul. It was well organized, the hotels were sensational, we hit the highlights and had additional adventures and experiences ie: cooking class, elephant ride, overnight on a luxury boat in Halong Bay. It was a packed itinerary but well planned to not leave us exhausted. I look forward to traveling with Sights and Soul again and have absolutely no reservations about recommending the services of this exceptional company. - Mara from Minnesota

The Vietnam tour exceeded my expectations. The itinerary was excellent, well thought out and executed beautifully. Lunch @ the architect’s home was very special, loved the foodie tour in Saigon, and the setting for lunch on the Mekong was beautiful. - Jane from New York

Every time I see the photos, I get such a rush of wonderful  memories. I am again reminded of what a fabulous tour you gave us and what a wonderful time we had. Thank you so much for being who you are and doing what you do. It really was a trip of a lifetime! - Marcia from California

What the Media Says About Us 

Vietnam: A Women's Only Adventure
An All-Women's Trip To Vietnam: Why This Land Is On So Many People's Bucket Lists

When I speak to experienced travelers who have been to many different parts of the world, often one place pops up as a perennial bucket list destination. For many of the most seasoned travelers, Vietnam remains a place they really want to visit. Is it because so many of us baby boomers grew up with the shadow of the Vietnam war playing on the television? Is it the familarness of names like Saigon, Hanoi or the popularity of Vietnamese food in the US? For whatever reason, if you’re one of the many who consider Vietnam a place you want to see before you die, there couldn’t be a better time to go. And for many travelers, an added bonus is to travel to an exotic place in the company of women. Leaving the husband or signficant other behind sometimes is a great idea. more