Classic option from £1965* PP
Deluxe option from £1965* PP
Trip code: VTA-C-15 |
Group size: Max 16, Avg 12
START Hanoi, Halong Bay Overnight Cruise, Hoi An, Hue, Saigon, Mekong Delta, Saigon, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap FINISH
A journey incorporating the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia, this trip offers a good understanding of the region in a short time. This incredible area will be brought to life through the interactions you have with its people. Be immersed in the busy city streets of Hanoi and sparkling Halong Bay. Wander the peaceful lanes of Hue and Hoi An, then continue through youthful Saigon and spend the night in the Mekong Delta, before crossing into Cambodia to discover historic Phnom Penh and the majestic temples of Angkor.
DAYS 1-3: HANOI & HALONG BAY
On arrival in Hanoi, transfer to your hotel. Meet the small group you will share your journey with at a tour briefing and welcome drinks. Slip away to the ancient Temple of Literature and infamous ‘Hanoi Hilton’ prison and delight in a traditional water puppet performance. In captivating Halong Bay, fall asleep to the water lapping at the bows of our private boat as you float amongst thousands of limestone islands before returning to Hanoi.
Hotels: Anise Hotel, Overnight boat
DAYS 4-6: HUE & HOI AN
Fly to Danang and transfer to Hoi An where a delightful walk through the streets of Hoi An reveals traditional houses, temples and the famous Japanese Bridge. You may choose to delve into fabulous cuisine at an enjoyable evening cooking class. Learn about local produce during a morning market tour with some of the students from the Streets Foundation, then enjoy free time to get to know Hoi An’s charming streets, or whisk away on a short cycle ride to the gleaming beach nearby. A stunning drive brings you to the former imperial capital of Hue, to uncover the complex city’s rich history, including the Citadel and an elaborate emperor’s tomb. Visit the Spiral Foundation and meet the inspirational workers before your flight to Saigon.
Hotels: Hoi An Trails Resort, Huong Giang Hotel Resort & Spa
DAYS 7-10: SAIGON & MEKONG DELTA
Discover Saigon by foot as you stroll along the city’s historic Dong Khoi Street, the former Rue Catinat, and gain fascinating insights at the Reunification Palace and War Remnants Museum. The amazing Cu Chi tunnels are testament to the resilient history of the Vietnamese people. Travel to Can Tho in the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and meet some intriguing local characters at farmhouses and fruit orchards as you twist your way down the rivers and canals of this fascinating region by boat. Savour the relaxing sight of sampans gliding across neon-lit waters from the riverside promenade at sundown, before an early morning visit to an authentic floating market.
Hotels: Renaissance Riverside Hotel Saigon, Golf Can Tho Hotel
DAYS 11-12: PHNOM PENH
A short flight brings you to Phnom Penh. Explore the fascinating town with a visit to the National Museum, and the silver-lined floor at the majestic Silver Pagoda. Reflect on the Khmer Rouge legacy at Tuol Sleng, and then learn about the plight of local street children, and what you can do to help at the ChildSafe Centre.
Hotel: Sunway Hotel
DAYS 13-15: SIEM REAP
Fly to Siem Reap. A cruise on Tonle Sap Lake and see the unique floating villages. Creep through the jungle in darkness, your path illuminated by torchlight, and enter the little-used eastern gate of Angkor Wat to watch the first rays of dawn shine across the magnificent temple, marvel at the stone heads of the Bayon and wander the atmospheric ruins of tree-covered Ta Phrom. A fun tuk-tuk ride whisks you between temples, ideal for taking photos. On your last day, enjoy free time until your departure transfer.
Hotel: Somadevi Angkor Hotel & Spa
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