Highlights of Vietnam

Enjoy the Highlights of Vietnam. Float on the sparkling emerald waters of Halong Bay on a traditional Vietnamese Junk. Glide past hidden islets, giant limestone karsts and colourful fishing villages, stopping only to gain insight into the lives of the local fishermen at Cua Van and to practice T’ai Chi in exquisite surroundings.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Relish the warm embrace of Vietnam and her welcoming people, who will touch you with their humility and entrepreneurial spirit throughout your journey across this intoxicating land. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers.

Hotel: Melia Hanoi, 2 nights

Day 2: Hanoi

This morning is dedicated to the revolutionary leader who fanned the flames of Vietnam’s independence. We begin our day with a visit to the final resting place of “Uncle Ho”, the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A short walk from here, we’ll find Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, where we’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ exploring the grounds surrounding the humble abode of Vietnam’s most famous son. We’ll continue to the Temple of Literature, the first university for the sons of Mandarins, to gain insights into Hanoian culture. This afternoon, we’ll embark on a cyclo tour, weaving through the lively Old Quarter past colourful shopfronts and street food vendors. Enjoy an evening at leisure or consider joining one of our recommended Optional Experiences to watch a show that uses the ancient art of water puppetry to story-tell the daily lives of Vietnamese people.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise

We leave the busy streets of Hanoi behind, bound for the serenity of Halong Bay where we’ll board a traditional-style Vietnamese Junk boat. The limestone karsts and tropical islets rising up from the emerald waters provide an ethereal backdrop for our leisurely cruise. After lunch on board, we’ll take a small boat transfer to the Tien Ong Cave and Cua Van Fishing Village, whose residents still live in traditional floating houses. We return to our Junk boat for a cooking demonstration with the chef or enjoy a mesmerising sunset on the top deck before dinner and a peaceful overnight stay in this UNESCO-listed natural wonder.

Cruise: Jasmine Cruise

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An 

The graceful practice of T’ai Chi eases you into your day as is the local custom. Join a ‘Local Specialist’ on the deck of the Junk boat for a morning class in exquisite natural surrounds. You’ll have time for an early morning swim at one of Halong Bay’s quiet beaches and, if you’re feeling energetic, a brisk walk to catch one last view of scenic Halong Bay before your drive to Hanoi Airport to catch your flight to Danang. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Hoi An.

Hotel: Royal Hoi An, 3 nights

Day 5: Hoi An

Dive Into Culture’ this morning, embarking on a walking tour around the ancient town of Hoi An. Embrace its charm of yesteryear – the narrow lanes, colourful marketplaces and ancient temples providing insights into the Vietnam of old. See the old merchant houses and 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, before visiting Thanh Dong Organic Village where you’ll spend some time helping local farmers and learning about their daily working routines. Kick back and enjoy a relaxing foot massage that will set the pace for the rest of the day and evening at leisure.

Day 6: Hoi An

Enjoy some free time this morning to explore Hoi An further or simply relax at your hotel. Your choice of activities this afternoon could see you learn how to craft your own colourful lantern or gain insights into life as a local fisherman (subject to weather conditions). Create a work of art to bring your home luck and happiness, or cast your net wide for the catch of the day – the choice is yours.

Day 7: Hoi An – Hue

The healthy flavours of Vietnamese cuisine take centre stage as we travel by boat to the Red Bridge Cooking School to learn about the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. We’ll have an opportunity to savour the dishes we’ve prepared for lunch before returning to Hoi An. This afternoon, our journey takes us over Hai Van Pass en route to Red Beach, where the American Marines first landed in Vietnam during the decades-long war. We continue to Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum before arriving in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, for our overnight stay.

Hotel: Imperial, 2 nights

Day 8: Hue

We’ll navigate the busy streets of Hue on the back of a cyclo en route to the UNESCO-listed Imperial Citadel, once home to Nguyen emperors. From here, we drive to Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious monument. Boarding a local dragon boat next, we cruise along the Perfume River to the house of the former Princess Ngoc Son where we’ll ‘Connect With Locals’ and meet a family member for a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch to gain a glimpse of their life in this historic house. The afternoon is ours to enjoy at leisure or consider joining one of our Optional Experiences.

Day 9: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City

A short flight this morning brings you to Ho Chi Minh City, where you’ll enjoy some time at leisure before lunch at KOTO restaurant. Your visit will ‘Make A Difference’ to this non-profit social enterprise that provides training to disadvantaged young people in the hospitality industry. The iconic sights of Ho Chi Minh are revealed on a walking tour of Dong Khoi Street next. See the Opera House and the former Hotel de Ville. Then, wander up to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, designed by the renowned Gustave Eiffel. Continue to the War Remnants Museum where you’ll have a vivid glimpse of the war through the eyes of the locals. Your final stop today is Ben Thanh market, one of the earliest surviving structures in old Saigon, before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel: Sofitel Saigon Plaza, 3 nights

Day 10: Mekong Delta

The mighty Mekong beckons today, as we take a day trip to My Tho, a nearby Delta market town. We’ll transfer to a small sampan boat and navigate the maze of small canals before stopping for a lunch of delicious Mekong Delta specialities. After a short walk along village roads, we’ll visit the house of a former soldier, a ‘Local Specialist’ who survived fighting the Khmer Rouge. Indulge in the family’s colourful stories and learn how they make a living crafting rice paper, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for an evening at leisure.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City

We’ll delve into Vietnam’s turbulent history from the previous century with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels built to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. We’ll explore the underground compounds with a VC veteran and gain an understanding of the history of the tunnel, which once served as living quarters and housed hospitals, food and weapons caches. Returning to Ho Chi Minh City by private speedboat, we’ll enjoy some free time this afternoon. Later, we’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s, Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge, followed by a Farewell Dinner.

Day 12: Depart Ho Chi Minh City

Our discovery of the iconic and unexpected highlights of Vietnam at its end, take a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$4,150.00$5,470.00
February: 15, 29$4,150.00$5,470.00
March: 21$4,150.00$5,470.00
April: 04, 18$4,150.00$5,470.00
May: 02, 16$4,150.00$5,470.00
June: 13$4,150.00$5,470.00
July: 11$4,150.00$5,470.00
August: 08$4,150.00$5,470.00
September: 05, 12, 26$4,150.00$5,470.00
September: 29$4,150.00$5,470.00
October:10$4,150.00$5,470.00
November: 14$4,150.00$5,470.00
December: 05, 19$4,150.00$5,470.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flight: Air Ticket: Hanoi / Danang - Hue / Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation: 10 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Vietnam Discovery

Discover more of Vietnam’s fascinating culture, charming locals and delicious cuisine with a thorough exploration of this enticing country. Be engaged by living history and ancient relics in Hoi An and Hue, take in the thriving culture of Saigon and Hanoi, and unwind on board a cruise in the stunning Mekong Delta. Experience Vietnam’s diversity, from the bustling cities and rural villages, to the glistening beaches and soaring mountains

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Saigon

On arrival in Saigon, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefng.

Hotel: Grand Hotel Saigon or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels – Saigon 

Drive to Cu Chi to discover the underground tunnels. Return to Saigon and enjoy a bowl of Pho noodle soup at a traditional restaurant. In the afternoon, take a walking tour along Dong Khoi Street, see the Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the War Remnants Museum. As the sun sets, relax with sundowner drinks at the iconic rooftop bar, Saigon Saigon.

Day 3: Saigon to Mekong Delta

From Saigon, travel south to the Mekong Delta and board your overnight cruise boat, Mekong Eyes. On a walking tour through a rural village, gain a glimpse into local life before returning to the boat for sunset and dinner

Cruise: Mekong Eyes or similar

Day 4: Mekong Delta to Saigon

Continue exploring the tributaries of the Mekong Delta. Marvel at the vibrant scenes of an authentic foating market before returning to Saigon.

Hotel: Grand Hotel Saigon or similar

Day 5: Saigon to Dalat

An early fight takes you to Dalat, a former French hill station. Enjoy beautiful mountain scenery on the drive to a Zen monastery which features a delightful garden. Take a train ride on a restored French train before ending the day exploring the central market.

Hotel: Saigon Dalat Hotel or similar

Day 6: Dalat to Hoi An

Fly from Dalat to Danang, then drive to Hoi An. The evening is free for you to explore Hoi An or you may wish to take part in an optional cooking class (extra charge).

Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel or similar, 3 nights

Days 7 & 8: Hoi An

Explore the old town on a morning walking tour. Visit a traditional ancient house, a Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Spend the remainder of the day at leisure. The next day, enjoy a full free day to do as much or as little as you like in Hoi An.

Day 9: Hoi An to Hue

Enjoy more free time in Hoi An before travelling along Hai Van Pass to Hue. Drive to a nearby village and spend the evening sampling regional dishes within a family home.

Hotel: Hotel Saigon Morin, 2 nights

Day 10: Hue

Embark on a tour of some of Hue’s most famous sites. Visit Spiral Foundation which employs people with disabilities and enjoy making a souvenir.

Day 11: Hue to Phong Nha

Drive to Hue across the Demilitarised Zone (DMZ) at River Hai. Continue to Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park and cruise through some of Asia’s oldest limestone karst mountains.

Hotel: Chay Lap Farmstay or similar, 2 nights

Day 12: Phong Nha

Enjoy a free day exploring the national park at your leisure. Kayak among the limestone karsts or explore the cave system of Paradise Cave.

Day 13: Phong Nha to Hanoi

Travel from Phong Nha to Dong Hai before fying to Hanoi. In the afternoon, visit a market and sample delicious local snacks in the Old Quarter.

Hotel: Tirant Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 14: Hanoi

On a city tour, visit the Hanoi Hilton prison, walk through the Old Quarter and stop at the Temple of Literature. Visit the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda and House on Stilts.

Day 15: Hanoi to Halong Bay

Drive to Halong Bay and board your junk boat. Feast on fresh seafood before exploring an enormous grotto.

Cruise: Indochina Sails or similar

Day 16: Halong Bay to Hanoi

Rise early to make the most of Halong Bay. Enjoy brunch before returning to Hanoi. This evening, relax with a farewell group dinner.

Hotel: Tirant Hotel or similar

Day 17: Hanoi

Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 20$2,975.00$4,015.00
February: 17$2,975.00$4,015.00
March: 10, 24$2,975.00$4,015.00
April: 07$2,975.00$4,015.00
May: 05$2,935.00$3,959.00
June: 23$2,935.00$3,959.00
July: 14$2,935.00$3,959.00
August: 04$2,935.00$3,959.00
September: 08$2,935.00$3,959.00
October: 06$2,975.00$4,015.00
November: 03$2,975.00$4,015.00
December: 01$2,975.00$4,015.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 12$3,725.00$4,419.00
February: 02$3,725.00$4,419.00
March: 08, 22$3,725.00$4,419.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 17 Breakfasts, 1 Brunch, 3 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Air-conditioned Vehicle
Accommodation: 14 nights accommodation, 2 night cruise
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Vietnam Essential

The complete touring experience for first time travellers to Vietnam. You will tour around Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue and Hanoi, seeing them in all their glory. Plus a two-night stay in the picturesque beach destination of Nha Trang and a perfectly relaxing 2-night junk cruise on the World Heritage Listed, Halong Bay.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Ho Chi Minh City

On arrival at Ho Chi Minh City International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is free at leisure.

Hotel: Liberty Central Saigon Centre Hotel, 4 nights

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

This morning enjoy a half-day city tour of Ho Chi Minch City with a visit to the former Presidential Palace, the Notre Dame Cathedral, Saigon Post Office, War Remnant museum and Ben Thanh market. The afternoon is free at leisure.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City

This morning visit the amazing Cu Chi Tunnels where Vietnamese guerrillas built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels as hideouts during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City in the afternoon.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City

Depart Ho Chi Minh City for the Mekong Delta. At My Tho take a boat cruise along the river and a short walk to visit a handicraft workshop where products are made from coconut trees. Experience a horse-drawn cart to visit a local house where you can enjoy tea and taste some tropical fruits grown in the region. Float on a sampan through the narrow, tree-lined canals of the Mekong Delta. After lunch visit a family-run business making coconut candies before returning to My Tho mainland. Visit the Vinh Trang pagoda if time permits and return to Ho Chi Minh City late afternoon.

Day 5: Ho Chi Minh City – Nha Trang

You will be transferred to Ho Chi Minh City Domestic Airport early this morning for your flight to Nha Trang. On arrival in Nha Trang, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is free at leisure.

Hotel: Nha Trang Lodge Hotel, 2 nights

Day 6: Nha Trang

Enjoy Nha Trang’s turquoise waters and white sandy beaches with a boat cruise to the offshore islands in Nha Trang Bay. In the afternoon, visit the Po Nagar Cham Towers, the Long Son Pagoda, Nha Trang Cathedral. A visit to a local fish and food market is optional.

Day 7: Nha Trang – Danang – Hoi An

You will be transferred to Nha Trang Domestic Airport early this morning for your flight to Danang. On arrival in Danang, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is free at leisure.

Hotel: Hoi An Beach Resort, 3 nights

Day 8: Hoi An

Pay a visit to one of Hoi An’s famous lantern workshops and learn how to make one yourself before setting out on a walking tour to explore this World Heritage City. Highlights include an ancient merchant house, the Phuc Kien Assembly Hall, the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge and the vibrant riverside market. Take a peaceful boat trip on the Thu Bon River and afterwards enjoy free time to further explore the old town.

Day 9: Hoi An

In the morning, drive to the remarkable ruins of My Son located in a remote jungle valley. My Son was formerly the religious centre of the Cham Kingdom and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site with more than 20 well-preserved monuments. Drive back to Hoi An in the afternoon.

Day 10: Hoi An – Hue

After breakfast drive along the coast, through emerald-green paddy fields and over the spectacular Hai Van Mountain pass (Ocean Cloud Pass) and the wonderfully photogenic fishing village of Lang Co before reaching Hue.

Hotel: Saigon Morin Hotel, 2

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice. nights

Day 11: Hue

Take enjoy morning boat cruise on the peaceful Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda and then drive to the poetic mausoleum of Emperor Tu Duc. In the afternoon, proceed to visit the Imperial Citadel and the Dong Ba Market. The spectacular Citadel (which was built in accordance to strict principles of geomancy) houses a series of palaces, ornate halls, libraries, residences and colleges.

Day 12: Hue – Hanoi

You will be transferred to Hue Domestic Airport early this morning for your flight to Hanoi. On arrival in Hanoi, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the afternoon is free at leisure.

Hotel: Boss Legend Hotel, 2 nights

Day 13: Hanoi

After breakfast explore Hanoi’s illustrious history. In the morning, visit the imposing marble edifice housing the Ho Chi Minh mausoleum (closed on Mondays & Fridays) before moving onto his wooden stilt house and the One Pillar Pagoda. You will then explore the first university of Vietnam, the Temple of Literature, which is imbued with the profound philosophies of Confucianism. In the afternoon, visit the Hoan Kiem Lake and the Ngoc Son Temple and the bustling Old Quarter.

Day 14: Hanoi – Halong Bay

This morning drive through green rice paddy fields to Ha Long Bay to board the Jasmine Junk. Considered Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts around 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea providing a spectacular natural environment. Around noon board the boat and begin your cruise through the bay while lunch is served. After lunch, visit a floating fishing village where you will have the opportunity to observe fishermen who have been living in the bay for generations. Spend some time exploring the bay by small rowing bamboo boat. Return to the boat for cooking demonstration before dinner.

Cruise: Jasmine Junk, 2 nights

Day 15: Halong Bay

After breakfast, transfer to your day trip boat and cruise to the bay’s most untouched areas. Visit one of the biggest caves in Halong Bay and visit a Pearl Farm Village. Return to the main boat in the afternoon.

Day 16: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Greet the day with morning Tai Chi and an opportunity to view sunrise over the bay. Continue your explorations of the bay, with a swim, or take the opportunity to hike to the top of one of the islands for great views and photo opportunities. Return to the boat and continue cruising through this spectacular environment whilst enjoying buffet brunch. Disembark and transfer to Hanoi.

Hotel: Boss Legend Hotel

Day 17: Depart Hanoi

Depending on your flight, you may have time at leisure before you will be transferred to Hanoi International Airport.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
Departs daily from Ho Chi Minh City: Price on ApplicationPrice on Application

Inclusions 
Meals: 16 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 2 dinners
Transport: Airport Transfers & private air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Flight Ticket: Hi Chi Minh City – Nha Trang – Danang / Hue - Hanoi
Accommodation:14 nights in Hotel & 2 nights on-board the Jasmine Junk
Guide: Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Simply Vietnam

With its long history, interesting culture, and gorgeous scenery, Vietnam offers something for everyone. On this Vietnam tour, you’ll overnight in Hanoi, Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha National Park, Hoi An, Hue, and Ho Chi Minh City. Sightseeing tours in the cities feature the must-see historic sites, including Hanoi’s Temple of Literature, built in 1070, and One Pillar Pagoda, built in 1049; Hoi An’s Japanese Covered Bridge; Hue’s Forbidden Purple City, the emperor’s residence constructed in 1804; and Hoi An’s Thien Mu Pagoda. In Ho Chi Minh City, your sightseeing includes the War Remnants Museum and the Cu Chi region, where you’ll have a chance to enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels constructed by the Viet Cong during the war.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Welcome to Vietnam’s capital city. Hotel rooms are available for a mid-afternoon check-in.

Hotel: Silk Path Hotel Hanoi, 2 nights

Day 2:   Hanoi

Today’s included sightseeing tour takes you to many of the city’s highlights, including the Temple Of Literature, a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways, and One Pillar Pagoda, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. You will also see Ho Chi Minh’s stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, and the fascinating network of alleyways and shop houses that make up the Old Quarter. This evening, enjoy a performance of Hanoi’s famed Water Puppets.

Day 3:   Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

Drive to Ha Long Bay, one of Vietnam’s favourite destinations, and board your Day Cruise through the stunning bay. Enjoy lunch on board as you sail through the dramatic limestone islands, then explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) and visit Titov Island.

Hotel: Halong Plaza Hotel

Day 4:   Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

Return to Hanoi this morning and fly to Dong Hoi. From here, journey inland to remarkable Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, a UNESCO park littered with beautiful jungles, caves, and underground rivers. Your lodging tonight is a charming farmstay at the base of park.

Hotel: Chay Lap Farmstay, 2 nights

Day 5:   Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park

This morning, take a Boat Ride on the Son River to Phong Nha Cave, famous for its rock formations with names like the “Lion” and the “Buddha.” The afternoon is at your leisure to enjoy the activities and serene views at your hotel.

Day 6:   Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park – Hue

Drive to Hue, stopping at the DMZ bridge en route. Upon arrival in the imperial walled city of Hue, visit the Forbidden Purple City, modeled after Beijing’s famed Forbidden City. During your visit, you will see Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins, and the Nine Dynastic Urns.

Hotel: Eldora Hotel

Day 7:   Hue – Hoi An

Begin today with a visit to pretty Thien Mu Pagoda, made up of seven tiers, each dedicated to a step assumed by Buddha to reach enlightenment. Continue up the river to the Imperial Tomb Of Minh Mang, a majestic complex of courtyards, pavilions, and temples in a beautiful setting. Head south through spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting) and visit the Cham Museum, then continue to the charming town of Hoi An.

Hotel: Silk Luxury Hotel & Spa, 2 nights

Day 8:   Hoi An

Start today with a Cruise on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside. Then, a leisurely Walking Tour through Hoi An Ancient Town brings you to the Japanese Covered Bridge. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day 9:   Hoi An – Ho Chi Minh City

Enjoy your morning at leisure. This afternoon, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s largest and most vibrant city, packed with timeless traditions.

Hotel: Paragon Saigon Hotel, 3 nights

Day 10:   Ho Chi Minh City

Today’s sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, Notre Dame Cathedral, and the Central Post Office. Afterward, visit the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum, as well as the Chinese district

Day 11:   Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion

Today, visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. See secret trapdoors, underground kitchens, living areas, and meeting rooms. If you are feeling adventurous, you may enter and explore the deep, narrow tunnels.

Day 12:   Ho Chi Minh City

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 12$2,525.00$3,162.00
February: 09$2,525.00$3,162.00
March: 08, 22$2,525.00$3,162.00
April: 05$2,525.00$3,162.00
July: 26$2,525.00$3,162.00
August: 16$2,525.00$3,162.00
September: 13$2,525.00$3,162.00
October: 11$2,525.00$3,162.00
November: 01$2,525.00$3,162.00
December: 15$2,525.00$3,162.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 11 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned motorcoach vehicle
Flight: Air Ticket: Hanoi - Dong Hoi / Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation
Guide:Professional Tour Director
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Vietnam & Cambodia Uncovered

Experience Vietnam & Cambodia Uncovered. Journey from the beauty of Halong Bay to a spine-tingling encounter with the abandoned capital of Angkor Thom, left to ruin in the depths of the dense Cambodian jungle and on to Phnom Penh – a city that has emerged from the past to recapture its reputation as the ‘Pearl of Asia’.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

Relish the warm embrace of Vietnam and her welcoming people, who will touch you with their humility and entrepreneurial spirit throughout your journey across this intoxicating land. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel before meeting your Travel Director and fellow travellers for a Welcome Reception with drinks and local appetisers.

Hotel: Melia Hanoi, 2 nights

Day 2: Hanoi

This morning is dedicated to the revolutionary leader who fanned the flames of Vietnam’s independence. We begin our day with a visit to the final resting place of “Uncle Ho”, the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. A short walk from here, we’ll find Ho Chi Minh’s house on stilts, where we’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ exploring the grounds surrounding the humble abode of Vietnam’s most famous son. We’ll continue to the Temple of Literature, the first university for the sons of Mandarins, to gain insights into Hanoian culture. This afternoon, we’ll take a cyclo tour, weaving through the lively Old Quarter past colourful shopfronts and street food vendors. Enjoy an evening at leisure or consider joining our Optional Experience to taste some delicious local flavours on a foodie tour.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay Cruise

We leave the busy streets of Hanoi behind, bound for the serenity of Halong Bay where we’ll board a traditional-style Vietnamese Junk boat. The limestone karsts and tropical islets rising up from the emerald waters provide an ethereal backdrop for our leisurely cruise. After lunch on board, we’ll take a small boat transfer to the Tien Ong Cave and Cua Van Fishing Village, whose residents still live in traditional floating houses. We return to our Junk boat for a cooking demonstration with the chef or enjoy a mesmerising sunset on the top deck before dinner and a peaceful overnight stay in this UNESCO-listed natural wonder.

Cruise: Jasmine Cruise

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi – Danang – Hoi An 

The graceful practice of T’ai Chi eases you into your day as is the local custom. Join a Local Specialist on the deck of the Junk boat for a morning class in exquisite natural surrounds. You’ll have time for an early morning swim at one of Halong Bay’s quiet beaches and, if you’re feeling energetic, a brisk walk to catch one last view of scenic Halong Bay before your drive to Hanoi Airport to catch your flight to Danang. On arrival, transfer to your hotel in Hoi An.

Hotel: Royal Hoi An, 3 nights

Day 5: Hoi An

‘Dive Into Culture’ this morning, embarking on a walking tour around the ancient town of Hoi An. Embrace its charm of yesteryear – the narrow lanes, colourful marketplaces and ancient temples providing insights into the Vietnam of old. See the old merchant houses and 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, before visiting Thanh Dong Organic Village where you’ll spend some time helping local farmers and learning about their daily working routines. Kick back and enjoy a relaxing foot massage that will set the pace for the rest of the day and evening at leisure.

Day 6: Hoi An

Enjoy some free time this morning to explore Hoi An further or simply relax at your hotel. Your choice of activities this afternoon could see you learn how to craft your own colourful lantern or gain insights into life as a local fisherman (subject to weather conditions). Create a work of art to bring your home luck and happiness, or cast your net wide for the catch of the day – the choice is yours.

Day 7: Hoi An – Hue

The healthy flavours of Vietnamese cuisine take centre stage as we travel by boat to the Red Bridge Cooking School to learn about the traditional ways of preparing and cooking Vietnamese food. We’ll have an opportunity to savour the dishes we’ve prepared for lunch before returning to Hoi An. This afternoon, our journey takes us over Hai Van Pass en route to Red Beach, where the American Marines first landed in Vietnam during the decades-long war. We continue to Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum before arriving in Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, for our overnight stay.

Hotel: Imperial, 2 nights

Day 8: Hue

We’ll navigate the busy streets of Hue on the back of a cyclo en route to the UNESCO-listed Imperial Citadel, once home to Nguyen emperors. From here, we drive to Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue’s best-preserved religious monument. Boarding a local dragon boat next, we cruise along the Perfume River to the house of the former Princess Ngoc Son where we’ll ‘Connect With Locals’ and meet a family member for a ‘Be My Guest’ lunch to gain a glimpse of their life in this historic house. The afternoon is ours to enjoy at leisure or consider joining one of our Optional Experiences

Day 9: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City

A short flight this morning brings you to Ho Chi Minh City, where you’ll enjoy some time at leisure before lunch at KOTO restaurant. Your visit will ‘Make A Difference’ to this non-profit social enterprise that provides training to disadvantaged young people in the hospitality industry. The iconic sights of Ho Chi Minh are revealed on a walking tour of Dong Khoi Street next. See the Opera House and the former Hotel de Ville. Then, wander up to Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office, designed by the renowned Gustave Eiffel. Continue to the War Remnants Museum where you’ll have a vivid glimpse of the war through the eyes of the locals. Your final stop today is Ben Thanh market, one of the earliest surviving structures in old Saigon, before arriving at your hotel.

Hotel: Sofitel Saigon Plaza, 3 nights

Day 10: Mekong Delta

The mighty Mekong beckons today, as we take a day trip to My Tho, a nearby Delta market town. We’ll transfer to a small sampan boat and navigate the maze of small canals before stopping for a lunch of delicious Mekong Delta specialities. After a short walk along village roads, we’ll visit the house of a former soldier, a ‘Local Specialist’ who survived fighting the Khmer Rouge. Indulge in the family’s colourful stories and learn how they make a living crafting rice paper, before returning to Ho Chi Minh City for an evening at leisure.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City

We’ll delve into Vietnam’s turbulent history from the previous century with a visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels, an immense network of connecting underground tunnels built to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. We’ll explore the underground compounds with a VC veteran and gain an understanding of the history of the tunnels, which once served as living quarters and housed hospitals, food and weapons caches. Returning to Ho Chi Minh City by private speedboat, we’ll enjoy some free time this afternoon. Later, we’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’ during a visit to the home of the former American Ambassador to South Vietnam in the 1960s, Mr. Henry Cabot Lodge, followed by a Farewell Dinner to say goodbye to your Vietnam Travel Director and those guests not continuing on to Cambodia.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for the short international flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia. On arrival meet your Cambodia Travel Director and check in to your hotel.

Hotel: Le Meridien, 4 Nights

Day 13: Angkor Wat and Siem Reap Sightseeing

Today, we venture deep into the Cambodian jungle, through a pyramid-shaped gateway into an ancient world. Serene stone faces watch over us as we cross the causeway suspended over a moat into the spiritual heart of the ancient lost city of Angkor. A ‘Local Specialist’ and renowned Khmer scholar brings to life the stories behind the intricate carvings and murals of celestial nymphs and mythical serpents along the abandoned hallways of Angkor Wat. Our next stop are the terracotta-hued walls of Banteay Srei Temple – the “Citadel of Women” dedicated to the Hindu God Shiva. We’ll have time to admire the 10thcentury carvings of women, said to have been too delicate to have been carved by a man, hence its name. We’ll return to Siem Reap for some free time and this afternoon embark on a walking tour of the Old Town. We ‘Make A Difference’ to the lives of rural youths during our visit to Artisans d’Angkor, where we’ll witness the revival of Khmer arts and crafts. Later we’ll visit Wat Damnak and participate in a private blessing ceremony during which a sacred thread will be tied around our wrists to protect against evil spirits. Our final stop today is to the labyrinthine Old Market, where the locals spend their early mornings shopping for fresh fruit, vegetables and spices. Wander past the busy stalls and smell freshly baked baguettes, a remnant of the country’s French heritage.

Day 14: Angkor & Siem Reap

Our intimate encounter with a lost empire continues today, as we uncover other iconic sites of the ancient abandoned city of Angkor that have been devoured by the Cambodian jungle. We explore its ancient ruins in the company of saffron-clad monks and monkeys that clamber up and over the roots of centuries-old trees that have carved their way deep into the Great City’s walls. Our first stop today is a visit to the fortified Angkor Thom, where we’ll see such iconic sites as the Terrace of Elephants, the Royal Enclosure and the Temple of Bayon with its giant smiling faces of Buddha. We venture underneath the dense tree canopy to the crumbling, moss-covered ruins of the Buddhist temple of Ta Prohm, which featured as the location for the film ‘Tomb Raider’, exploring its towers courtyards and corridors to uncover the intricate stone reliefs that are shielded by the surrounding foliage. Enjoy an afternoon at leisure or consider joining an Optional Experience to learn the secrets of Khmer cuisine.

Day 15: Peak Sneng Village

We begin the day in the company of local Khmer villagers and ‘Make A Difference’ with a visit to their local school for an opportunity to chat to some of the children who will join us on our walk through the village to see how they spend their day-to-day lives. We’ll ‘Dive Into Culture’, gaining insights into their time-honoured craft traditions, such as weaving Cambodia’s national hats made from palm leaves, or folding Lotus flowers into delicate works of art. After the rest of the day at leisure, this evening to say farewell to those not continuing on to Phnom Penh tomorrow, we’ll join our Travel Director and fellow expeditioners for a Farewell Dinner with Apsara dance show.

Day 16: Siem Reap – Phnom Penh

This morning we fly to Phnom Penh, once known as the ‘Pearl of Asia’ it is one of the loveliest French built cities in Indochina. Later we’ll embark on a cyclo tour, exploring the city, which boasts a rich blend of Khmer and French colonial architecture. We’ll discover the history and catch glimpses of churches and Chinese temples hidden down narrow alleyways.

Hotel: La Rose Suites, 2 nights

Day 17: Phnom Penh

Indulge in the exotic flavours of Phnom Penh this morning, joining a ‘Local Specialist’ for an in-depth city tour. Our first stop is Wat Phnom temple where we’ll delve into the legend of Lady Penh who discovered the four statues of Buddha deposited on this tree-covered hill. We’ll continue to the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before visiting the National Museum showcasing centuries-old Khmer art and sculptures. Delving deep into the turbulent, terrifying history of the Khmer Rouge years, we’ll travel along a dusty road to the outskirts of the city to visit the former school turned torture, interrogation and execution centre of Tuol Sleng. The history of that time is depicted in the thousands of S-21 portraits of victims that are on display at the Museum of Genocide, providing insights into the horrors of Cambodia under Pol Pot’s rule. Finally, we’ll take a journey back in time to the Cheung Ek Killing Fields, a memorial built to commemorate the 17,000 victims who died under the reign of the Khmer Rouge. The rest of the evening is spent at leisure.

Day 18: Depart Phnom Penh

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 11$6,795.00$8,885.00
February: 15, 29$6,625.00$8,715.00
March: 21$6,495.00$8,435.00
April: 04, 18$6,495.00$8,435.00
May: 02, 16$6,495.00$8,435.00
June: 13$6,495.00$8,435.00
July: 11$6,495.00$8,435.00
August: 08$6,495.00$8,435.00
September: 05, 12$6,495.00$8,435.00
September: 26$6,625.00$8,715.00
October: 10$6,625.00$8,715.00
November: 14$6,625.00$8,715.00
December: 05$6,625.00$8,715.00
December: 19$7,150.00$9,240.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 17 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flight: Air Ticket: Hanoi - Danang / Hue - Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap - Phnom Penh
Accommodation: 16 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise
Guide:An expert Travel Director and separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Vietnam & Cambodia: A Grand Adventure

On this fascinating Vietnam and Cambodia tour you’ll explore several of the world’s greatest treasures, behold spectacular scenery, learn about different cultures, and experience the warmth and hospitality bestowed by the locals. It’s a vacation of a lifetime!

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive In Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Welcome to Vietnam! Hotel rooms are available for mid-afternoon check-in.

Hotel: Lotte Legend Hotel Saigon, 3 nights

Day 2: Ho Chi Minh City

Sightseeing starts with a Walking Tour of the city’s famous and historic landmarks. The route will take you through the heart of the city along Dong Khoi Street (formerly Rue Catinat) past the Rex Hotel, Ho Chi Minh Square, the Municipal Theatre, Central Post Office, and Notre Dame Cathedral. Next, visit the War Remnants Museum, followed by Ben Thanh Market, the largest and oldest in the city. After some free time, join your travelling companions at a special welcome dinner hosted by your Tour Director.

Day 3: Ho Chi Minh City – Cu Chi Tunnels

This morning, leave the city and drive through vast expanses of rice paddies to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels, an extraordinary network of tunnels more than 120 miles long that was used by the Viet Cong as a hideout and secret village during the war. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the remainder of the day at your leisure. The city is booming, and pulses with contagious energy day and night. Sample local food from a street vendor, get a foot massage, or spend more time on Dong Khoi Street. Tonight, be sure to stop at one of several rooftop bars for a drink and great views of the city. Your Tour Director will be on hand to assist with recommendations.

Day 4: Ho Chi Minh City – Danang – Hoi An

After a short flight to Danang, visit China Beach, landing point for U.S. soldiers during the Vietnam War. Continue on to Hoi An, Vietnam’s active trading center and a town that has been largely preserved. Architecture here reflects the influence of Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, French, and British traders.

Hotel: Hotel Royal Hoi An, 2 nights

Day 5: Hoi An

Today starts with a Cruise on the Thu Bon River. Along the way, meet with a local fisherman who will teach you about their fishing methods and give you a Fishing Lesson, where you will learn how to throw and retrieve a traditional round fishing net called a ro. Afterward, you will have a chance to throw the net yourself and see what you catch! Later, continue with a Walking Tour of Hoi An, visiting an old Merchant House, the Hoi An Museum, a Chinese Assembly Hall, and the Japanese Covered Bridge. Then, free time to enjoy this quaint town further.

Day 6: Hoi An – Danang – Hue

Stop in Danang to visit the Cham Museum, then continue north over spectacular Hai Van Pass (weather permitting), considered to be one of the most scenic in all of Vietnam, before arriving in Hue. One of Vietnam’s former capitals, Hue is a beautiful, welcoming city that remains a cultural and religious centre. Upon arrival, visit the Imperial Citadel and the Thien Mu Pagoda, the unofficial symbol of the city.

Hotel: Saigon Marion Hotel

Day 7: Hue – Hanoi

This morning’s sightseeing provides a unique window into Vietnam and its complex past. Visit the Tombs of the Nguyen Emperors: the Khai Dinh Mausoleum and the Royal Tomb of Tu Duc. Later, fly to Hanoi, the nation’s capital and one of Southeast Asia’s most engaging cities.

Hotel: Pan Pacific Hanoi, 2 nights

Day 8: Hanoi

Today, take time to look at the life of Ho Chi Minh, the father of modern Vietnam. First, visit the Mausoleum and the humble cottage from which “Uncle Ho” ruled Vietnam until his death in 1969. Next on the agenda are the One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh Museum. You will also visit the ancient Temple Of Literature, more than 900 years old and Hanoi’s first university, followed by the infamous Hanoi Hilton. After lunch in a local restaurant, take a “Cyclo” ride around the city, followed by a Walking Tour through the fascinating Old Quarter, 36 ancient streets where peddlers trade as they have for centuries. An early dinner this evening is followed by a fascinating performance of Hanoi’s renowned Water Puppets, a traditional art form dating back to the 11th century.

Day 9: Hanoi – Ha Long Bay

Travel from Hanoi through the fertile countryside to Hon Gai, gateway to Ha Long Bay, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located in the Gulf of Tonkin, the bay is dotted with more than 3,000 limestone islands carved into fanciful shapes by the action of the water. Tunnels, caves, and weirdly shaped outcroppings with imaginative names can be found on many of the small islets that are sprinkled across the bay. Board a Cruise that takes you to explore the caves, and admire the beauty and scale before stopping at one of the many secluded bays.

Cruise: Wyndham Legend Halong

Day 10: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Siem Reap, Cambodia

This morning, drive to Hanoi and board your flight to Siem Reap, which will act as your base during your visit to Angkor, considered by many to be the most spectacular architectural ruins on Earth!

Hotel: Borei Angkor Resort & Spa, 3 nights

Day 11: Siem Reap

Constructed between the 9th and 13th centuries, the Temples of Angkor were built around the Khmer interpretations of Indian religious and political beliefs that ultimately evolved from Hinduism to Buddhism. The complex architectural grandeur of the temples is arguably unmatched among ancient ruins anywhere in the world. Start your exploration at the best preserved and most famous of all the temples, Angkor Wat, honouring the Hindu god Vishnu. Featuring five trademark towers and stunning bas-reliefs, it has become a symbol of Cambodia. Next stop is Angkor Thom to see the Bayon Temple. One of the few Buddhist temples in Angkor, it features some 200 striking faces carved in 54 towers and impressive bas-reliefs. The rest of the day is at leisure.

Day 12: Siem Reap

This morning, visit Banteay Srei, a unique temple dedicated to the Hindu god Shiva that was built on a small scale from red sandstone, which can be carved like wood. Unlike the other temples, Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched. Surrounded by jungle, tree roots grow over and through the ruin walls, and you will experience the temple with the same wonder as the early explorers who discovered it. This afternoon, enjoy a bit of time at your leisure. This evening, enjoy a traditional Apsara Dance Performance, where the ancient Khmer culture is brought to life by talented dancers, singers, and musicians.

Day 13: Siem Reap

Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 12$4,549.00$5,753.00
February: 09, 234,549.00$5,753.00
March: 084,549.00$5,753.00
September: 134,549.00$5,753.00
October: 044,549.00$5,753.00
November: 01, 284,549.00$5,753.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 12 Breakfasts, 6 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights:Air Ticket: Ho Chi Minh City / Hoi An - Hue / Hanoi / Siem Reap
Accommodation: 11 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise
Guide:An expert Travel Director and Separate Driver
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Indochina Explorer

This comprehensive journey takes in the history, culture and natural beauty of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos. In historic Cambodia, uncover the museums and monuments of the capital, Phnom Penh, before witnessing the incredible temples of Angkor. Travel from south to north through Vietnam, which reveals bustling cities, sparkling bays, ancient relics and delectable cuisine. In Laos, experience the Asia of yesteryear with its languid pace and welcoming people.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel and meet your fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Sunway Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Phnom Penh Tour

Discover Phnom Penh during a fun cyclo ride exploring the backstreets and highlights. Continue to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields memorial at Choeng Ek. In the afternoon, explore the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda.

Day 3: Phnom Penh To Siem Reap

Fly to Siem Reap and venture to Tonle Sap Lake for a boat cruise.

Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel & Spa or similar, 2 nights

Day 4: Temples Of Angkor

Take a pre-dawn tuk-tuk ride to Angkor Wat’s seldom-used East Gate entrance to see the silhouetted central spires at sunrise. See the stone head sculptures of Bayon temple, explore Banteay Srei temple and discover Ta Prohm temple.

Day 5: Siem Reap to Saigon (Vietnam)

Fly from Siem Reap, and enjoy your first insights into Vietnam as you arrive in Saigon. Meet your new group of fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Northern Hotel or similar, 3 nights

Day 6: Cu Chi Tunnels

From Saigon, drive to Cu Chi and discover the incredible network of underground tunnels. Wander the streets of Saigon on a walking tour and take in the city’s most impressive sites.

Day 7: Mekong Delta

Explore the Mekong Delta to gain insights into local life and enjoy a delicious local lunch.

Day 8: Saigon To Hue

Foundation, a unique enterprise that employs people with disabilities who make souvenirs from 100% recycled materials.

Hotel: Hotel Saigon Morin or similar

Day 9: Hue To Hoi An

Venture over the Hai Van Pass from Hue to Hoi An and marvel at some of Vietnam’s most stunning scenery. Stroll through the streets of Hoi An’s old town.

Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 10: Hoi An

Enjoy a free day to do as much or as little as you like in Hoi An.

Day 11: Hoi An to Halong Bay

Fly to Haiphong before driving to Halong Bay. Once on board your luxurious private junk boat, cruise impressive Halong Bay while feasting on fresh seafood.

Cruise: Overnight boat

Day 12: Halong Bay To Hanoi

Wake early to take part in a Tai Chi lesson as the sun rises. Continue exploring the bay before returning to Hanoi to discover the Old Quarter and meet some boisterous locals at a ‘Bia Hoi’.

Hotel: The Ann Hanoi or similar, 2 nights

Day 13: Hanoi City Tour

Discover Hanoi’s must-visit sites. Enjoy a farewell group dinner to celebrate your time in Vietnam.

Day 14: Hanoi To Vientiane (Laos)

Fly to Vientiane and transfer to your hotel. In the evening, meet your new group of fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Mandala Boutique Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 15: Vientiane

Enjoy an authentic Lao coffee at a local cafe before discovering Vientiane’s main sites. Receive a traditional ‘baci’ blessing to welcome you to Laos.

Day 16: Vientiane To Luang Prabang

Fly to Luang Prabang. Visit the National Museum and Wat Mai temple. In the evening, take part in a cooking demonstration at Tamarind cooking school.

Hotel: Sala Prabang or similar, 3 nights

Day 17: Pak Ou Caves

Begin the day with a steaming-hot noodle breakfast. Walk to Wat Xieng Thong temple before taking a boat trip to Pak Ou Caves.

Day 18: Kuang Si Falls

Rise early and be rewarded with the sight of brightly-robed Buddhist monks collecting alms. Explore a lively morning market and travel to Kuang Si Falls. Cook your own lunch before exploring Luang Prabang independently. In the evening, participate in a game of petanque. Enjoy a farewell dinner to celebrate a memorable visit to Laos.

Day 19: Luang Prabang

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 08$4,385.00$5,569.00
February: 05$4,385.00$5,569.00
March: 05, 26$4,385.00$5,569.00
April: 23$4,329.00$5,544.00
May: 21$4,299.00$5,395.00
June: 18$4,299.00$5,395.00
July: 23$4,299.00$5,395.00
August: 20$4,299.00$5,395.00
September: 24$4,299.00$5,395.00
November: 05$4,385.00$5,569.00
December: 03$4,385.00$5,569.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 07$4,825.00$6,129.00
February: 04$4,825.00$6,129.00
March: 03$4,825.00$6,129.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 18 Breakfasts, 1 Brunch, 4 Lunches, 5 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & Luxury air-conditioned coach
Flights: Air Ticket: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City - Hue / Hanoi - Haiphong / Hanoi - Vientiane - Luang Prabang
Accommodation: 17 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise
Guide:English Speaking Guides
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Vietnam & Laos Explorer

A journey through Vietnam and Laos will leave you energised and inspired. Encounter welcoming people throughout, including Buddhist monks in Luang Prabang. Uncover the vibrant cities of Saigon and Hanoi, explore historical Hoi An and Hue, then unwind on the banks of the Mekong in Vientiane and Luang Prabang. Take in the region’s breathtaking scenery, from mountainous regions to river life and sparkling bays.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Saigon (Vietnam)

On arrival in Saigon, transfer to your hotel and embrace the frenetic energy of Vietnam before meeting your fellow travellers and Tour Leader (or local guide).

Hotel: Northern Hotel or similar, 3 nights

Day 2: Cu Chi Tunnels

Venture to Cu Chi and discover the incredible network of underground tunnels. Explore Saigon on a walking tour taking in the city’s most impressive sites and landmarks. Sip a cocktail as you watch the evening lights come to life over Saigon.

Day 3: Mekong Delta

Travel south of Saigon to the Mekong Delta and explore the palm-fringed canals and tributaries of the Mekong in your private boat. Learn about the main local industries of the area as you visit a traditional brick factory and meet a family of weavers. Feast on a delicious lunch prepared using fresh local ingredients.

Day 4: Saigon To Hue

Fly to Hue, a former imperial capital, and see the city’s most famous sites including Emperor Tu Duc’s tomb, Imperial Palace and Citadel. Visit Spiral Foundation, a unique enterprise which employs people with disabilities who make souvenirs from 100% recycled materials.

Hotel: Hotel Saigon Morin or similar

Day 5: Hue To Hoi An

Drive along the Hai Van Pass from Hue to Hoi An and soak in some of Vietnam’s most stunning scenery. Hoi An is a charming riverside town famous for its tailors and preserved architecture influenced by Chinese, Japanese and French culture. Spend time exploring the World Heritage listed old town.

Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 6: Hoi An

Enjoy a free day to do as much or as little as you like in Hoi An. Choose to explore the old town or cycle to An Bang Beach.

Day 7: Hoi An To Halong Bay

Fly to Haiphong and drive to Halong Bay. Board your luxurious private junk boat and cruise impressive Halong Bay. Begin your exploration of the magnificent bay which boasts over 3,000 islands that rise from the sea.

Cruise: Overnight boat or similar

Day 8: Halong Bay To Hanoi

Rise early to watch the sunrise as you greet the day with a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Explore a remote island and climb to the peak for a 360 degree view of Halong Bay. Travel to Hanoi before discovering the Old Quarter and meet some boisterous locals at a ‘Bia Hoi’ establishment.

Hotel: The Ann Hanoi or similar, 2 nights

Day 9: Hanoi City Tour

Discover Hanoi’s must-visit sites including Ho Chi Minh Quarter, House on Stilts, Presidential Palace and One Pillar Pagoda. Enjoy a farewell group dinner to celebrate your time in Vietnam.

Day 10: Hanoi To Vientiane (Laos)

Depart Hanoi and fly to Vientiane. In the evening, meet your new group of fellow travellers and Tour Leader (local guide).

Hotel: Mandala Boutique Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 11: Vientiane City Tour

Enjoy an authentic Lao coffee at a local cafe. Discover Vientiane’s main sites including Wat Sisaket, Pha That Luang, Patuxai Monument and COPE Centre before receiving a traditional ‘baci’ blessing to welcome you to Laos.

Day 12: Vientiane To Luang Prabang

Fly to Luang Prabang and explore the National Museum. Visit serene Wat Mai temple before enjoying free time to explore Luang Prabang independently. In the evening, take part in a fun private cooking demonstration at Tamarind cooking school.

Hotel: Sala Prabang or similar, 3 nights

Day 13: Luang Prabang City Tour

Begin the day with a steaming-hot noodle soup breakfast. At the tip of Luang Prabang peninsula, visit Wat Xieng Thong temple, one of the most beautiful in Laos. Take a boat trip to visit Pak Ou Caves, a sacred shrine where local people add to a repository of thousands of Buddha statues.

Day 14: Kuang Si Falls

Rise early to see brightly-robed Buddhist monks collecting alms. Explore a lively morning market before travelling to Kuang Si Falls and cooking your own lunch. Spend time exploring Luang Prabang independently. In the evening, participate in a game of petanque followed by sunset drinks overlooking the Mekong River. Celebrate a memorable visit to Laos with a farewell group dinner.

Day 15: Luang Prabang

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 12$3,275.00$4,219.00
February: 09$3,275.00$4,219.00
March: 09, 30$3,275.00$4,219.00
April: 27$3,249.00$4,185.00
May: 25$3,249.00$4,125.00
June: 22$3,249.00$4,125.00
July: 27$3,249.00$4,125.00
August: 24$3,249.00$4,125.00
September: 28$3,249.00$4,125.00
November: 09$3,275.00$4,219.00
December: 07$3,275.00$4,219.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 11$3,599.00$4,645.00
February: 08$3,599.00$4,645.00
March: 07$3,599.00$4,645.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 14 Breakfasts, 1 brunch, 4 Lunches, 4 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Ho Chi Minh City / Hue - Hoi An / Haiphong - Hanoi / Vientiane / Luang Prabang
Accommodation: 13 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Cambodia & Vietnam Explorer

Combine the best of Cambodia & Vietnam. Gain insights into the region’s past in Phnom Penh, venture to Siem Reap and witness the sun rising over magnificent Angkor Wat. Cross the border into Vietnam to uncover magical moments in places you least expect, from the streets of bustling Hanoi and Saigon, to the charm of Hoi An and Hue, as well as a scenic cruise of Halong Bay on this unforgettable journey.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)

On arrival in Phnom Penh, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your Cambodia tour briefing.

Hotel: Sunway Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Phnom Penh Tour

Begin your Phnom Penh city tour with a fun cyclo ride through the backstreets of the city to the Central Market. Travel to Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields memorial at Choeng Ek to learn about the country’s chilling history. In the afternoon, see the beautiful architecture of the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Enjoy sunset drinks with your group at the iconic Foreign Correspondence Club.

Day 3: Phnom Penh – Siem Reap

Fly from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap. Drive to Tonle Sap Lake and explore the lake by boat as you cruise past floating villages. Return to Siem Reap and spend time exploring independently.

Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel & Spa or similar, 2 nights

Day 4: Temples Of Angkor

Rise early and travel by tuk-tuk to Angkor Wat’s East Gate entrance for sunrise. Explore the temple before entering the little-visited West Gate of the Angkor Thom complex. Spend time at Bayon temple, famous for its stone head sculptures and see the Terraces of the Elephant and Leper King. Enjoy free time at the hotel before exploring Banteay Srei temple in the afternoon. Visit a palm sugar village and discover jungle-covered Ta Prohm temple. This evening, enjoy dinner with your fellow travellers.

Day 5: Siem Reap – Saigon (Vietnam)

Fly from Siem Reap to Saigon in Vietnam. On arrival in Saigon, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your Vietnam tour briefing.

Hotel: Grand Hotel or similar, 3 nights

Day 6: Cu Chi Tunnels

Drive to Cu Chi and discover the network of underground tunnels. On your return to Saigon, enjoy a traditional Pho lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon, wander along Dong Khoi Street, see the Notre Dame Cathedral and Ho Chi Minh Square before visiting the War Remnants Museum on a walking tour. As the sun sets over the city, relax with a drink at the iconic rooftop bar, Saigon Saigon, the perfect end to the day.

Day 7: Mekong Delta

Spend the day exploring the Mekong Delta in a private boat. Visit a traditional brick factory, meet a family of weavers and enjoy a delicious local lunch. On the return drive to Saigon, stop at Cao Dai temple.

Day 8: Saigon – Hue

ly from Saigon to Hue and discover Emperor Tu Duc’s tomb, Imperial Palace and Citadel. Visit Spiral Foundation, a unique enterprise which was established in 2001 to employ people with disabilities. With the help of the local people, enjoy making a souvenir from recycled materials as you learn about their lives.

Hotel: Hotel Saigon Morin or similar

Day 9: Hue – Hoi An

Soak in some of Vietnam’s most stunning scenery along Hai Van Pass as you drive from Hue to Hoi An. On arrival in Hoi An, embark on a walking tour and visit a traditional ancient house, a Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese Covered Bridge.

Hotel: Hoi An Historic Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 10: Hoi An

Enjoy a free day to do as much or as little as you like in Hoi An. Choose to explore the old town or cycle to An Bang Beach.

Day 11: Hoi An – Halong Bay

Drive a short distance to Danang before flying to Haiphong and driving on to Halong Bay. Board a beautifully appointed junk boat and feast on fresh seafood before exploring an enormous grotto. In the evening, retreat to your private cabin, or relax on the main deck or at the bar.

Cruise: Indochina Sails overnight boat or similar

Day 12: Halong Bay – Hanoi

Greet the day with a sunrise Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck. Spend time climbing to the peak of a remote island for 360 degree views of Halong Bay. After brunch on board, disembark and drive to Hanoi. In the afternoon, wander the backstreets of Hanoi’s Old Quarter and sample some delicious local snacks including a Vietnamese pancake and drink beer local-style at a ‘Bia Hoi’ establishment.

Hotel: Silk Path Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 13: Hanoi City Tour

Discover Hanoi on a city tour with a visit to the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison, bustling Old Quarter and tranquil Temple of Literature. In the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, see the Presidential Palace, One Pillar Pagoda and House on Stilts. This evening, enjoy a farewell group dinner.

Day 14: Hanoi

Transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2019 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
January: 08, 15, 22$3,035.00$3,955.00
February: 05, 12, 19, 26$3,035.00$3,955.00
March: 05, 12, 19, 26$3,035.00$3,955.00
April: 02, 09, 23$2,999.00$3,839.00
May: 07, 21$2,999.00$3,839.00
June: 04, 18$2,999.00$3,839.00
July: 09, 23$2,999.00$3,839.00
August: 06, 20$2,999.00$3,839.00
September: 10, 17, 24$2,999.00$3,839.00
October: 08, 15, 22$3,035.00$3,955.00
November: 05, 12, 19$3,035.00$3,955.00
December: 03, 17, 24$3,035.00$3,955.00
2020 Dates & Prices
January: 07, 14, 21$3,349.00$4,355.00
February: 04, 11, 18, 25$3,349.00$4,355.00
March: 03, 10, 17, 24$3,349.00$4,355.00
Inclusions 
Meals: 13 Breakfasts, 1 brunch, 2 Lunches, 3 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle
Flights:Air Ticket: Phnom Penh / Siem Reap / Ho Chi Minh City / Hue - Hoi An / Haiphong
Accommodation: 12 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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Vietnam Insight

Gain a deeper understanding of magical Vietnam with a more in-depth journey through its historic cities, provincial culture and glistening coastline. Be enchanted by the smiling locals you meet throughout your journey, on the bustling streets of Hanoi and Saigon, or the tranquil villages of the Mekong Delta. Explore the relics and living history in Vietnam’s ancient towns of Hoi An and Hue, and absorb the sparkling beauty of Halong Bay.

Planning your holiday is easy, and speak to your friendly Consultant.

Day 1: Arrive Hanoi

On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel and enjoy free time until your tour briefing and
welcome drinks with your fellow travellers.

Hotel: The Ann Hotel or similar, 2 nights

Day 2: Hanoi

Spend the day discovering Hanoi’s must-visit sites including the infamous Hoa Lo Prison and Don Xuan Market. Walk through the crowded streets of the city’s Old Quarter, pay a visit to the Temple of Literature and the historical St Joseph’s Cathedral before stopping by Hoan Kiem Lake, situated in the heart of the city and enjoying a wonderful afternoon nearby.

Day 3: Hanoi to Ninh Binh

Drive from Hanoi to Ninh Binh. With its natural beauty, shadowed by the many jungle covered karsts, visit the vine-covered structures of Hoa Lu. Venture through the expansive network of caverns and grottos in Trang An, as you glide along in a paddle boat. Enjoy your stay for the coming evening at the Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel.

Hotel: Ninh Binh Hidden Charm Hotel or similar

Day 4: Ninh Binh to Halong Bay

Drive from Ninh Binh to Halong Bay, one of Vietnam’s stunning natural wonders. Board abeautifully appointed junk boat and begin to cruise the impressive emerald waters of Halong Bay. Enjoy lunch before stopping to explore the many secluded corners of the bay. In the evening, retreat to your private cabin, or relax on the main deck or at the bar.

Cruise: Bhaya Cruises or similar

Day 5: Halong Bay To Hue

Rise early to enjoy a Tai Chi lesson on the sundeck, or choose to relax before feasting on a
delicious buffet brunch. After disembarkation, drive back to Hanoi for your onwards flight to the former imperial capital of Hue, situated on the banks of the Perfume River.

Hotel: Pilgrimage Village Boutique Resort & Spa or similar

Day 6: Hue to Hoi An

Explore Hue city’s sites including Emperor Tu Duc’s elaborate tomb, Imperial Palace, the Ancient Citadel and Thien Mu Pagoda. From Hue, drive to Hoi An. This beloved ancient town will steal your heart with its breathtaking landscapes, unique culture and friendly locals.

Hotel: Hoi An Silk Marina Resort & Spa or similar, 2 nights

7: Hoi An

Visit the technicolour Tam Thanh village that explodes with colour around every corner. Experience local life with a visit to the Thanh Dong Organic Farm and learn the traditional farming methods adopted by this village. Chat with the local farmers, take part in farming activities and gain a deeper understanding into the farm-to-table concept with ingredients for their meals harvested directly from the farm. In the afternoon, enjoy a guided walking tour to some of the main sites of Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An to Saigon – Cu Chi Tunnels

After breakfast, take a short drive to Danang to fly to Saigon. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for check-in. This afternoon continue your journey to the Cu Chi Tunnels. Discover the vast network of underground tunnels and their importance during the war. Return to Saigon and spend the evening at leisure.

Hotel: The Hotel Equatorial or similar

Day 9: Saigon to Can Tho – Mekong Delta

From Saigon, travel south to the Mekong Delta and experience the vibrant scenes and rural villages of Vietnam’s ‘rice bowl’. Further explore the vast maze of rivers, canals and islands and the riverside villages as you make your way to Can Tho, the main city of the Mekong Delta.

Hotel: TTC Hotel Premium

Day 10: Can Tho to Saigon

Rise early to marvel at the vibrant scenes with a trip to visit the floating markets. Enjoy the leisurely boat trip along the river and get a glimpse of life along the shore line and the busy market stalls. Return to Saigon by mid-afternoon for check in to your hotel. This evening, join your group for a farewell dinner.

Hotel: The Hotel Equatorial or similar

Day 11: Depart Saigon

Take part in a morning Saigon city guided walking tour. Uncover the rich history of this spirited city as you visit some of its main attractions – Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office,
the Reunification Palace and the Municipal Theatre just to name a few. Enjoy these last moments in Saigon before you transfer to the airport for your onward journey.

2020 Dates & PricesTwin ShareSolo Traveller
April: 05, 19$2,955.00$4,045.00
May: 03, 17, 31$2,855.00$3,845.00
June: 14, 28$2,855.00$3,845.00
July: 12, 26$2,855.00$3,845.00
August: 09, 23$2,855.00$3,845.00
September: 06, 20$2,855.00$3,845.00
October:04, 18$2,955.00$4,045.00
November: 01, 15, 29$2,955.00$4,045.00
December: 13$2,955.00$4,045.00
2021 Dates & Prices
January: 03, 17, 31$2,955.00$4,045.00
February: 14, 28$2,955.00$4,045.00
March: 14, 28$2,955.00$4,045.00

Inclusions 
Meals: 10 Breakfasts, 1 Brunch, 3 Lunches, 2 Dinners
Transport:Airport Transfers & air-conditioned vehicle
Flight: Air Ticket: Hanoi / Hue - Danang / Ho Chi Minh City
Rail: Rail Ticket: Hue / Danang
Accommodation: 9 nights accommodation & 1 night cruise
Guide:Local English Speaking Guide
Entrance Fees & Touring:Entrance fees & activities as per itinerary

* Tour departure dates are subject to availability at time of booking.
* Prices and itinerary are correct at time of publication and are subject to change without notice.

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