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Vietnam & Cambodia

Journey along meandering canals and discover the beauty of Vietnam and Cambodia

Vietnam & Cambodia

$ 2,816 from, per person

Take in the iconic sights of Vietnam and Cambodia both on land and water. Cruise through the iconic limestone karsts of ethereal Halong Bay by junk boat and be mesmerised by the bright blue waters. Stop off at the charming riverside town of Hoi An, and get a glimpse into life on the Mekong Delta onboard a three-night river cruise. You’ll also glide through Phnom Penh’s fascinating streets on a cyclo ride, and watch the sun rise over Angkor Wat’s majestic spires.

INCREDIBLE MOMENT: Journey along meandering canals and discover the beauty of the Mekong Delta on a three night river cruise.

Trip Highlights

Cruise through the iconic limestone karsts of Halong Bay

Explore the charming riverside town of Hoi An

Discover life on the Mekong Delta on a 3 night river cruise

Glide through Phnom Penh’s fascinating streets on a cyclo ride

Watch the sun rise majestically over Angkor Wat’s spires

  • Departure/Return Location
    Inbound flight: Hanoi / Outbound flight from Siem Reap
  • Included
    Accommodation
    Guide
    Insurance
    Internal Flights
    Meals
    Transport
  • Not Included
    Flights

Day to Day Itinerary

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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. The Ann Hotel (2 nights)
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Day 2: Hanoi
Spend the day discovering Hanoi’s must-visit sites including the infamous Hoa Lo Prison and Dong 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. Enjoy a wonderful afternoon tea before you continue your exploration of the city, finishing up at the popular Hoan Kiem Lake, situated in the heart of Hanoi city.
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Day 3: Hanoi to Halong Bay
Drive past scenes of traditional rural life as you journey from Hanoi to Halong City, the gateway to Halong Bay. On arrival, board a junk boat and begin cruising among some of the 3,000 limestone karsts. Enjoy a delicious lunch as you cruise through the pristine, turquoise waters of this stunning natural wonder. (BLD) Bhaya Cruise
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Day 4: Halong Bay - Hoi An
Continue your exploration of Halong Bay before enjoying brunch on board. Cruise back to port, disembark and drive to Hanoi, fly to Danang and drive to charming Hoi An. (B) La Siesta (2 nights)
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Day 5: Hoi An
Explore the riverside town of Hoi An on a walking tour. Discover the mix of Chinese, Japanese and French influenced architecture. Visit a traditional ancient house, a Chinese Assembly Hall and the Japanese Covered Bridge. The afternoon is free to explore the old town, have a tailor custom make a new wardrobe or cycle to An Bang Beach.
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Day 6: Hoi An - Saigon
Enjoy more free time in Hoi An before flying to Saigon. On arrival, transfer to your hotel for check in and enjoy an afternoon at leisure. (B) Hotel Equatorial (2 nights)
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Day 7: Saigon & Cu Chi Tunnels
Drive to Cu Chi and discover the network of underground tunnels and their significance during the war. In the afternoon return back to Saigon. Join a guided walking tour and discover the rich history of this spirited city as you visit some of its main attractions.
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Day 8: Saigon - Mekong Delta
Board your boat to begin your exploration of the Mekong Delta. After a delicious lunch on board before cruising through the many palm fringed canals and waterways, as you witness local life along the shoreline. (BLD) Mekong Eyes Explorer Boat (3 nights)
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Day 9: Mekong Delta
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before experiencing the unique rowing techniques of a sampan boat. Visit a coconut candy enterprise and cycle through the laneways of a local village. Return to the boat for sunset drinks on the deck.
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Day 10: Mekong Delta
Visit Tan Thuan Dong islet where you can either walk or cycle through this beautiful area. Enjoy lunch on board and free time to simply relax as you continue to enjoy panoramic views.
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Day 11: Mekong Delta - Phnom Penh
Cross the border from Vietnam into Cambodia and travel by speedboat to Phnom Penh. Visit Tuol Sleng Musuem and the Killing Fields memorial at Choeng Ek. Enjoy sunset drinks at the iconic Foreign Correspondent Club overlooking the Mekong River. (B) Sun & Moon Urban Hotel
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Day 12: Phnom Penh - Siem Reap
Enjoy a morning cyclo ride through the backstreets of Phnom Penh. Discover Wat Phnom, the birthplace of the capital, the Royal Palace and its famous landmark, the Silver Pagoda, and the National Museum with its unique collection of Khmer art. Fly to Siem Reap. (B) Steung Siem Reap Hotel (2 nights)
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Day 13: Siem Reap & Temples of Angkor
Take a short bus ride to Angkor Wat and marvel at the silhouetted central spires at sunrise. Travel to Angkor Thom complex and see Bayon temple. Return to town for lunch before exploring Banteay Srei temple and Ta Prohm temple. In the evening, join your group for a farewell dinner.
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Day 14: Depart Siem Reap
Enjoy breakfast before transferring to the airport for your onward journey

Map and Highlights

Vietnam holidays

Vietnam is a traveller’s paradise with its lush mountains, bustling cities, golden sand beaches. glistening views of paddy fields, rich culture, vibrant festivals and ceremonies dating back hundreds of years, and the best food in Southeast Asia, whether that’s fine dining or street markets. There’s a bit of everything from glitzy Ho Chi Minh City to trendy Hanoi. The country deserves a good week or two of exploring. Popular destinations not to miss include, north to south: Hanoi, the capital city on the banks of the red river; World Heritage Site and natural wonder Ha Long Bay; the historical sites of Da Nang; the golden sand beaches of Nha Trang; the picture perfect sea port of Hoi An; history-rich Hue and Ho Chi Ming City (Saigon), and the stunningly beautiful island of Phu Quoc.

Cambodia

A wonderful ecotourism destination beyond Angkor Wat. The temple complex of Angkor Wat, at some point world’s largest religious monument and also a huge ancient city, is the undisputed highlight of Cambodia. Angkor Wat is magnificent, but there is so much more to Cambodia. It’s a real shame to miss out. Combining Angkor Wat with southern Cambodia can easily keep you busy for 2 weeks or more.

Prices

Prices are from, per person, excluding international flights.

Tour Type

Small Group Journey. Group size: max 16 travellers

Departures

Selected Wednesdays throughout the year. Please get in touch to find out more about exact tour dates and availability

Price Includes

  • 9 nights’ accommodation in named hotels or similar, 3 nights’ aboard river cruise ship & 1 night Junk boat cruise
  • Meals as specified: 12 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 3 regional flights, transport in airconditioned vehicles (tuk tuk touring at Angkor), small group touring and entrance fees
  • English-speaking tour leader
  • Return transfers
Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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