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Best of Vietnam and Cambodia

13 nights from $2,519 per person

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  • Accommodation
  • Transfers
  • In resort assistance & 24 hour contact center
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Overview

Travelling from North to South along the East Coast of Vietnam, exploring ancient capitals and new vibrant cities, ticking off an impressive list of world heritage sites and marvelling at natural wonders including an overnight cruise on Halong Bay and a day cruise on the stunning Mekong Delta. For the grand finale of this exciting itinerary there is the chance to see for yourself the temples of Angkor Wat.

As this is a personalised tour, just for you and your travelling companions, this itinerary can be tailor made to suit your needs and your budget; contact us to discuss any changes you would like to make to the durations or hotel selections and we will provide a bespoke quotation.

Highlights

  • Cyclo ride around the Old Quarter of Hanoi
  • Watch the sunrise from your traditional junk boat on the stunningly beautiful Halong Bay
  • Take the stunning scenic coastal drive across the Pass of Ocean Clouds to Hoi An
  • 2 nights stay in the charming town of Hoi An, an UNESCO World Heritage site
  • Experience the metropolitan city of Ho Chi Minh City and eat in the fresh food markets
  • Cruise the Mekong Delta and visit the Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Angkor Wat and the ancient temple complex in Northern Cambodia

Details

Day 1 - Hanoi

You will be met upon arrival at Hanoi airport by your private driver and transferred to your hotel. After check in, you will can explore the city at your leisure before a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and an overnight stay in Hanoi.

(Dinner included)

Overnight: 2 nights in your chosen hotel

Standard: Hanoi Peridot Hotel | Superior: Hanoi Pearl Hotel | Deluxe: Sheraton Hanoi | Luxury: Sofitel Legend Metropole

Day 2 - Hanoi

Enjoy a busy morning seeing the city’s most famous sights as well as some lesser known, visit the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and the Stilt House where he lived from 1958 to 1969, One Pillar Pagoda, Quan Thanh Temple, the Temple of Literature, Hoan Kiem Lake, Ngoc Son Temple, and more!

After lunch you can sit back and enjoy a cyclo (pedal powered rickshaw) ride around the Old Quarter. In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show before an overnight stay in Hanoi.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 3 – Hanoi to Halong Bay

You will depart Hanoi by private car / minibus around 8.30am for the drive to Halong Bay, arriving at the jetty around noon. You will join your chosen ‘junk’ (traditional Chinese sailing boat) and after your welcome onboard, a lunch will be served while cruising towards the bay itself. In the afternoon, enjoy the spectacular scenery from various viewpoints, enjoy some swimming in a quiet cove or sunbathe on deck. Later in the afternoon, you will visit an interesting fishing village with the opportunity to interact with fishermen who have been living in the bay for almost three generations. Towards the end of the day the boat sets anchor for the night among the karst formations. Dinner is served on board after sunset cocktails.

(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)

Overnight: 1 night on your chosen vessel

Standard: Glory Legend Cruise | Superior: Huong Hai Sealife cruise | Deluxe: Alisa Premier cruise | Luxury: Emperor Cruise

Day 4 – Halong Bay – Hanoi

Greet the day with morning Tai Chi and watch the sun rise over stunning Halong, breakfast is served on board (brunch on some boats) while the vessel cruises slowly through the magnificent rock formations and back towards port. Disembark around noon and transfer back to Hanoi to enjoy some free time and an overnight stay.

(Breakfast included)

Overnight: 1 nights in your chosen hotel

Standard: Hanoi Peridot Hotel | Superior: Hanoi Pearl Hotel | Deluxe: Sheraton Hotel | Luxury: Sofitel Legend Metropole

Day 5 – Hanoi - Hue

After breakfast, depart for a short flight to Hue, where you can explore at leisure before an overnight stay.

(Breakfast Included)

Overnight: 2 nights in your chosen hotel

Standard: Emm Hotel | Superior: Eldora Hotel | Deluxe: Pilgrimage Village Resort | Luxury: Azerai La Residence Hotel

Day 6 - Hue

After breakfast, embark on a romantic morning cruise on the Perfume River to see the elaborate tombs of the emperors and the Thien Mu Pagoda (Lady Pagoda) central to Buddhism in Hue.  You will then re-join your driver for a tour of this imperial city, including the UNESCO World Heritage site of the Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, the Imperial Museum and the colourful Dong Ba market. Return to yout hotel for an evening at leisure.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 7 – Hue –Hoi An

Leave Hue for the incredibly scenic drive to Hoi An; you’ll climb over the Pass of Ocean Clouds with a  stop in Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum and the handicraft villages at the foot of Marble Mountain to arrive in Hoi An for an evening at leisure.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Overnight: 2 nights in your chosen hotel

Standard: Ancient House Resort | Superior: Hoi An Beach Resort | Deluxe: Palm Garden Resort | Luxury: Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai

Day 8 – Hoi An

Hoi An is an attractive riverside town, formerly a trading port, the architecture carries Japanese, Chinese, French and Portuguese influence and much of the town has remained unchanged for over a 100 years. You will enjoy a half-day tour through the narrow winding streets of the Ancient Quarter visiting Chua Ong Pagoda, Chinese Assembly Halls and the Japanese Bridge, then enjoy some shopping or time at leisure in your hotel.

(Breakfast Included)

Day 9 – Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City

Depart for Danang Airport for a 1 hr flight to Ho Chi Minh City. In the afternoon you will embark on a city tour of the city formerly known as Saigon, including the Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, the Old Post Office and bustling Ben Thanh Market.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Overnight: 3 nights in your chosen hotel

Standard: Alagon City Point Hotel | Superior: Millenium Boutique | Deluxe: The Myst Dong Khoi Hotel | Luxury: Park Hyatt Saigon Hotel

Day 10- Mekong Delta Excursion

Today you leave the city for a wonderful day out to Ben Tre a pictureseque and charming historical town only recently visited thanks to the bridge that now connects it to My Tho. Your excursion begins at 8am from the hotel reception, on arrival at Ben Tre you'll have time to wander along the waterfront admiring the French style shops and houses, see the coconuts being unloaded from boats ready for dispatch around the country. Later take a cruise down the Mekong River, enjoying a delicious lunch either on board or at a local restaurant. Around 4pm your tour will finish and you'll be driven back to your hotel in Saigon.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 11- Cao Dai Temple & Cu Chi tunnels excursion

A fascinating day ahead; spend the morning learning about the Cao Daism religion whose followers worship Jesus Christ, Confucius, Taoism, and Buddha with the symbol of the Divine Eye at the Holy see Temple.

After lunch drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, 250km of an underground tunnel system, three levels deep that were used as hideouts and shelters, field hospitals, factories and homes during the US-Vietnam War - get a feel for what underground life during the US-Vietnam War must have been like.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap

After breakfast, take a flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia; upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check in (subject to availability). Start your Cambodian adventure by visiting the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat has been a World Heritage Site since 1992. After that, you will visit Bakheng Temple and enjoy a romantic sunset view form Bakheng hill. You will stay overnight in Siem Reap.

(Breakfast and lunch included)

Overnight: 2 nights in your chosen hotel

Standard: Central Boutique hotel | Superior: Saem Siem Hotel | Deluxe: Sokha Angkor | Luxury: Sofitel Angkor

Day 13: Angkor Wat Excursion

Today, visit the fabulous Ta Prohm (embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers). At dinner, you will be treated to a charming Apsara dance show at a local restaurant before an overnight stay in Siem Reap.

(Breakfast and dinner included)

Day 14: Departure

You will board a boat on Tonle Sap Lake and cruise past floating villages, complete with schools, restaurants, and hospitals. Transfer to Siem Reap International Airport for your departure. Your private car will collect you and take you to the airport for your flight home (time at leisure until your selected departure time).

(Breakfast included)

  • All domestic and international flights
  • Private transportation including airport transfers in Vietnam and Cambodia
  • Accommodation shared in a double room with daily breakfast (please select which type of accommodation you prefer from the above)
  • An experienced English speaking guide
  • Overnight cruise on Halong Bay
  • Private boat trip as stated in the itinerary
  • Meals as stated in the itinerary
  • All sightseeing tickets and admission
  • Services charges and government tax
  • 24/7 hotline support

What’s excluded:

  • Personal expenses, tips and gratuities
  • Travel insurance
  • Beverages
  • Peak season or public holidays surcharge if any
  • Compulsory Gala dinners for Christmas and New Year’s Eve
  • Other services not mentioned above

Please note that Tet Vietnam New Year is from 24 – 30 January 2020, therefore places can be closed or become busy during this time of celebration.

The weather information shown below refers to the first stop on the tour, call us and speak to one of our travel experts for the most up-to-date forecasts and weather details for your tour.

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Oct
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