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Vietnam & Temples of Angkor

Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,390

A journey incorporating the best of Vietnam and Cambodia, this trip offers a great understanding of the region. This incredible area will be brought to life through the interactions you have with its people.


Vietnam’s graceful capital of Hanoi is a brilliant place to begin your journey of exploration. You wouldn’t want to miss Halong Bay, then Hue, the ancient trading town Hoi An, and vibrant Saigon. Phnom Penh and Siem Reap, home to the awe-inspiring

Angkor Temples, is a great way to round off a trip in two of Asia’s most exciting countries.
The quality of accommodation is a real highlight of this trip. Hotels are usually centrally located, three and four-star with private, western style bathrooms and air-conditioning. All road travel is in comfortable minibuses or mid-sized coaches. Your journey is escorted by both a Western tour leader, based on a minimum of seven travellers, and a local English-speaking guide in each location. Groups are never more than 16
travellers in size.


 

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Duration
15 Days
Prices From:
US$ 3,390

Itinerary View Trip Map

Day 1

Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival at Hanoi Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Tonight, meet your fellow travellers for welcome drinks and a tour briefing.

Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Tirant Hotel

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    Tirant Hotel


    The Hanoi Tirant Hotel has an ideal location, nestled between 36 Hanoi Old Street and the center of Hanoi's tourist attractions. The Tirant hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Enjoy many of the famous attractions close to the hotel, such as, ...

    The Hanoi Tirant Hotel has an ideal location, nestled between 36 Hanoi Old Street and the center of Hanoi's tourist attractions. The Tirant hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Enjoy many of the famous attractions close to the hotel, such as, Hoan Kiem Lake (2 minute-walking); the Opera House, the Water Puppet Theater, Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, the War Museum, and Temple of Literature or Hoan Kiem Lake. Also visit the Dong Xuan Market and experience shopping in the bustling atmosphere of the Old Quarter or spending the afternoon strolling along the shores of nearby lakes.

    The Tirant hotel features 63 uniquely lavish designed guestrooms overlooking the Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel provides all the comforts of home whether traveling for business or pleasure.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Gym/ Fitness centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 2

Hanoi

Begin with a walking tour through the Old Quarter's 36 ancient streets, and observe the daily bustle of life around the markets. Continue to the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, starting at Ba Dinh Square, site of the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and where Ho Chi Minh first declared independence from French rule in 1945. Visit the humble house on stilts from which "Uncle Ho", as he is affectionately known, ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. You can also view the nearby Presidential Palace, and the intriguing One Pillar Pagoda. Drive across the city to Hanoi's first university, the Temple of Literature, dating back to 1070. This historical centre of learning is now dedicated to Confucian worship. Finally, visit the infamous Hanoi Hilton, a former prison made famous for the incarceration of the leaders of Vietnam's National Liberation movement, and later for US Air force pilots shot down over North Vietnam.

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Day 3

Hanoi to Halong Bay

This morning, journey east (approximately four hours) to Halong City, the gateway to Halong Bay. En-route you will pass fields of busy workers farming their rice using traditional methods of cultivation. Halong Bay has assumed an important position in Vietnamese legend for many centuries and continues to capture the imagination of visitors. Upon arrival, transfer to the port and board your deluxe Indochina Sails boat for the cruise out to the Bay. Enjoy a fresh seafood lunch as you begin your cruise. Considered Vietnam's greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. Spend the afternoon cruising this beautiful part of Vietnam.

Meal Plan Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Indochina Sails

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    Indochina Sails



    Indochina Sails is a brand name of Huong Hai Group, one of the top tourism services companies in Vietnam. Service, quality and luxury are the hallmarks of this meticulously sails, which epitomize style, flair, wonderful comfort and the latest modern amenities. Moreover, its experienced and ...

    Indochina Sails is a brand name of Huong Hai Group, one of the top tourism services companies in Vietnam. Service, quality and luxury are the hallmarks of this meticulously sails, which epitomize style, flair, wonderful comfort and the latest modern amenities. Moreover, its experienced and highly motivated crews look forward to make your trip impeccable and unforgettable.

    Facilities

    • Bar
    • Lounge
    • Restaurant
    • Sundeck

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Day 4

Halong Bay to Hanoi

Today, rise early to make the most of Halong Bay's stunning scenery. After breakfast, continue your exploration of the Bay and discover what makes this area so unique. On the cruise back to Halong City, enjoy a tasty lunch, then travel overland to Hanoi. Take a walking tour of the Hanoi backstreets to visit some local markets and specialty food stores. Sample "Che", a local dessert drink made with sugar cane, green bean, black bean, glutinous rice, and lotus seed. Maybe try Banh Tom (shrimp cake), a local Hanoi specialty, in a small food alley. Sit at a local street-side bar for some refreshing local beer and sample some delicious "Banh Cuon", pancakes made with chicken and pork.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Tirant Hotel

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    Tirant Hotel


    The Hanoi Tirant Hotel has an ideal location, nestled between 36 Hanoi Old Street and the center of Hanoi's tourist attractions. The Tirant hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Enjoy many of the famous attractions close to the hotel, such as, ...

    The Hanoi Tirant Hotel has an ideal location, nestled between 36 Hanoi Old Street and the center of Hanoi's tourist attractions. The Tirant hotel offers guests a true city experience without the hassle. Enjoy many of the famous attractions close to the hotel, such as, Hoan Kiem Lake (2 minute-walking); the Opera House, the Water Puppet Theater, Ho Chi Minh Memorial Complex, the War Museum, and Temple of Literature or Hoan Kiem Lake. Also visit the Dong Xuan Market and experience shopping in the bustling atmosphere of the Old Quarter or spending the afternoon strolling along the shores of nearby lakes.

    The Tirant hotel features 63 uniquely lavish designed guestrooms overlooking the Hoan Kiem Lake. The hotel provides all the comforts of home whether traveling for business or pleasure.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Reception
    • Air Conditioning
    • Bar
    • Gym/ Fitness centre
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Room Service

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Day 5

Hanoi to Hue

Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. Located on the banks of the perfume River, Hue was Vietnam's capital throughout the Nguyen Dynasty and is a centre of Vietnamese Buddhism and scholarship. Hue was also the setting for some of the Vietnam War's most bloody fighting. Begin your exploration by visiting the elaborate tomb of the former emperor, Tu Duc. Next, visit the imposing Citadel and Imperial Palace, the impressive home of the emperors of the Nguyen Dynasty who lived here with their families (1802-1945). Much of the Citadel was destroyed during the Tet Offensive in 1968 but is gradually being restored. From here, visit the much-revered and tranquil Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue's oldest and most beautiful religious monument, situated near the banks of the Perfume River.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Moonlight Hotel Hue

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    Moonlight Hotel Hue


    If what you are looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Hue, look no further than Moonlight Hotel Hue. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With the city's main attractions such as XQ Silk ...

    If what you are looking for is a conveniently located hotel in Hue, look no further than Moonlight Hotel Hue. From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the lively city has to offer. With the city's main attractions such as XQ Silk Hand Embroidery, Tu Do Stadium, Truong Tien Bridge within close reach, visitors to the hotel will just love its location.

    At Moonlight Hotel Hue, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities.

    Facilities

    • 24 Hour Room Service
    • Bar
    • Bicycle hire
    • Business Centre
    • Concierge
    • Fitness Centre
    • Games Room
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Laundry Service
    • Meeting Rooms Available
    • Pool (s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa

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Day 6

Hue to Hoi An

This morning, embark on a coastal train journey between Hue and Danang -- a spectacular journey which winds alongside rugged cliffs overlooking the Eastern Sea. Rub shoulders with the locals, and enjoy the scenery along the way. The World Heritage-listed old town of Hoi An was Vietnam's most active trading centre over many centuries, and has been largely preserved. The city's architecture reflects the influence of Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, French and British traders. Hoi An is also the town where French Missionary Alexandre De Rhodes introduced Catholicism to Vietnam, as well as the Romanised script that has become the standard Vietnamese script. Take a walking tour to explore the backstreets, together with some students from the non-profit organization Streets Cafe. Afterwards, enjoy a small tasting menu at the cafe. This afternoon, visit an old merchant house, a Chinese assembly hall and the Japanese Covered Bridge.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Days
Accommodation

Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa

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    Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa



    The Hoi An Trails Countryside Resort provides a new approach of taking care of the requirements of our guests. Whatever you want or need, they are there to ensure that everything is taken care of right down to the smallest details. They bring you to ...

    The Hoi An Trails Countryside Resort provides a new approach of taking care of the requirements of our guests. Whatever you want or need, they are there to ensure that everything is taken care of right down to the smallest details. They bring you to the local culture, the natural environment and particularly the normal life of Hoi An people, that you can feel in every facet of their service. Your stay at Hoi An Trails Resort & Spa offers you all of Hoi An's gentle charms.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Boutique(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi
    • Volleyball

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Day 7

Hoi An at leisure

Today is free for you to explore this beautiful town, with its many clothing shops, colourful fish market and river life. Alternatively you may wish to head to the nearby beach or just relax by the pool at your resort.

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Day 8

Hoi An to Saigon

This morning, enjoy some final free time in Hoi An before transferring to the airport for your flight to Saigon, Vietnam's commercial capital and a city of extraordinary energy. This evening, enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar in Saigon as the sun sets. The remainder of the evening is at your leisure.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration3 Nights
Accommodation

Paragon Saigon Hotel

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    Paragon Saigon Hotel



    The Paragon Saigon hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh's commercial and business district 1. Just a 3 minute walk to the Opera House and to VinCom shopping center. From the rooms, guests can enjoy a great view of the central part ...

    The Paragon Saigon hotel is located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh's commercial and business district 1. Just a 3 minute walk to the Opera House and to VinCom shopping center. From the rooms, guests can enjoy a great view of the central part of Saigon from The Opera House to The Notre Dame Cathedral.

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Day 9

Saigon

Start your day as locals do, over a steaming bowl of noodle soup at a local eatery, then travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels. The tunnels are located in an area known as the Iron Triangle. Established as a means of waging guerrilla war against superior French and later American fire power, the tunnel network stretched over 250 km (155 miles), and extended three levels below ground. The complex provides an insight into the method and determination of Communist forces during the Vietnam wars. Transfer back to Saigon (lunch at own expense). In the afternoon, spend some time at the comprehensive and emotive War Remnants Museum and walk through the heart of the city to see famous landmarks such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square and Municipal Theatre.

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Day 10

Mekong Delta

This morning, depart downtown Saigon and head to the Mekong Delta. Known as the rice bowl of Vietnam, the Delta is the most fertile region in the country and is the main producer of the country's rice and tropical fruits. Explore the fascinating narrow canals by comfortable speedboat, and stop to visit a local market, Buddhist temple and Cao Dai pagoda. Gain real insight into the lives of local villagers by visiting a local workshop and having a delicious home-cooked lunch. Return to Saigon in the afternoon and enjoy dinner at an excellent local restaurant.

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Day 11

Saigon to Phnom Penh

Today you will be transferred to the airport for your onward flight to Phnom Penh. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. Tonight meet your Cambodian tour leader for welcome drinks.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh

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    Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh



    The Sunway Hotel is situated in a quiet pleasant green area of the city within walking distance of the Mekong River and the Wat Phnom Penh. All 140 rooms are spacious and decorated with your comfort in mind. The excellent location of this hotel plus ...

    The Sunway Hotel is situated in a quiet pleasant green area of the city within walking distance of the Mekong River and the Wat Phnom Penh. All 140 rooms are spacious and decorated with your comfort in mind. The excellent location of this hotel plus the warm and friendly atmosphere is what makes the Sunway Hotel an exceptional choice of accommodation in Phnom Penh.

    Facilities

    • Barbeques (BBQ)
    • Business Centre
    • Conference Facilities
    • Currency Exchange
    • Daycare/Babysitting Service
    • Express Check In/Out
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry/Dry Cleaning Service
    • Lounge(s)
    • Massage Treatments
    • Medical Services
    • Newsstand
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Sauna
    • Spa
    • Spa(Hot-tub)/Jacuzzi

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Day 12

Phnom Penh

In colonial times, Phnom Penh was pocketed with cinemas, grand Catholic churches and smoky opium dens. After years of war and terror in the 1970s, Phnom Penh is in the midst of reinventing itself. Discover the city's charm as well as its dark history with your guide today, starting with a cyclo ride through the charming backstreets. Visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes and The Killing Fields of Choeng Ek. After lunch, stop at the art deco Psah Thmei, or "Central Market". Later, explore the Royal Palace and its famous landmark, the Silver Pagoda. At the end of the day, board a boat for a short cruise on the Tonle Sap River.

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Day 13

Phnom Penh to Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your short flight to Siem Reap, home to the temples of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On arrival, travel to the edge of Tonle Sap Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in the world. This beautiful lake is the lifeblood of the country and the primary source of fish and protein for most of the Cambodian population. Take a short boat tour and observe floating houses, schools and local shops which move throughout the year as water levels rise and fall. Afterwards, transfer the short distance to Siem Reap town and the remainder of the day is at leisure. You might like to explore the vibrant old market, visit the excellent Angkor National Museum, or simply relax by your hotel pool with a cocktail.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Somadevi Angkor Hotel and Spa

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    Somadevi Angkor Hotel and Spa



    Somadevi Angkor Hotel and Spa is indeed a resort of class and character which you should not miss while you are visiting the mystical land - Siem Reap Angkor. The Resort has been designed to guarantee you a most pleasant and memorable stay as they ...

    Somadevi Angkor Hotel and Spa is indeed a resort of class and character which you should not miss while you are visiting the mystical land - Siem Reap Angkor. The Resort has been designed to guarantee you a most pleasant and memorable stay as they aim to deliver products and services that consistently meet and exceed your travel needs and wants. This resort is conveniently located in the heart of Siem Reap Town within walking distance of restaurants, shopping, museums, and entertainment centres.

    Facilities

    • Babysitting Services
    • Bar(s)
    • Concierge
    • Conference Facilities
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Pool (s)
    • Restaurant
    • Spa

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Day 14

Siem Reap

The temples of Angkor represent six hundred years of Khmer civilization, one of Asia's greatest empires. The day's adventure begins with a pre-dawn departure from your hotel as you board a tuk-tuk for the short ride to Angkor Wat. Enter through the little-visited eastern side of Angkor and gaze in awe at the silhouetted main spires. Cross to the temple's west side, to the edge of one of the ancient library pools, and watch the sun rise from this prime vantage point. Spend the next two hours venturing deep into the central chambers of Angkor, then enjoy a freshly cooked local breakfast outside the temple. Later, enter the west gate of the walled city of Angkor Thom and marvel at the Bayon temple and the Terraces of the Elephant and Leper King. Return to your hotel to rest, then drive to the intricately carved and well-preserved Banteay Srei Temple. Stop at a small local village, known for producing palm sugar and wine, before visiting the jungle-enveloped Ta Prohm, perhaps the most atmospheric of all the temples in Angkor. Tonight, enjoy a group dinner of delicious, traditional Cambodian food.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Dinner
Day 15

Depart Siem Reap

This morning, transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

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DEPARTURES:

Classic
2017: 14, 21, 28 Jan; 4, 11, 18, 25 Feb; 4, 11, 18, 25 Mar; 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 Apr; 6, 13, 20, 27 May; 3, 17 Jun; 8, 22 Jul; 5, 19 Aug; 9, 16, 23, 30 Sep; 7, 14, 21, 28 Oct; 4, 11, 18, 25 Nov; 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 Dec.

Gold
2017: 14, 28 Jan; 4, 18 Feb; 4, 18 Mar; 8 Apr; 6 May; 3 Jun; 8 Jul; 19 Aug; 16 Sep; 14, 28 Oct; 11, 25 Nov; 9, 23 Dec.

PRICES INCLUDES:

  • 13 nights' hotel accommodation\
  • 1 overnight boat
  • Breakfast daily, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
  • Domestic flights as per the itinerary
  • 2 cruises
  • Transport in air-conditioned vehicles
  • Small group touring
  • Entrance fees
  • Porterage and incidental tipping
  • Western tour leader based on a minimum of 7 travellers
  • Local English-speaking guides
  • Return transfers.

PRICE EXLUDES:

  • Travel insurance
  • International and domestic airfare & airfare taxes, unless otherwise specified
  • Visa fees if applicable
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned
  • Gratuities
  • Items of a personal nature

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation and for travel in low season. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire.

Note: It is compulsory to have comprehensive travel insurance on this itinerary (additional charge).

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