Available Travel Dates:
- Until 30th September 2020
- See fine print for surcharge dates/periods
- 15 nights of accommodation (13 nights in hotels, one overnight train journey and one night aboard cruise)
- Flight from Da Nang to Ho Chi Minh City (with 20kg check-in luggage)
- Train ticket from Hanoi to Hue (soft sleeper, air-conditioned four-berth sharing)
- Bus transfer from Ho Chi Minh City to Phnom Penh and to Siem Reap
- Private airport transfer in Hanoi, Hue, Da Nang Airport and Ho Chi Minh City Airport
- Two-day cruise at Halong Bay
- Guided tours to Halong Bay, My Son Sanctuary, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap
- Meals as per itinerary
- International flights
- Travel insurance
- Personal expenses
- Anything not mentioned in the itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi - Airport pickup
Be transferred from airport to hotel in Hanoi Centre for check in at 1.00pm, then enjoy a relaxing night in the hotel.
Day 2: Hanoi -Halong Bay (B, L, D)
Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3.5 hour drive to Halong Bay. Embark on your cruise followed by a short cruise briefing. Savour a delectable lunch as your ship cruises among the limestone islands. Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave - the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay. Cruise to Titov Island. Go swimming and relax at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay. Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoying the beautiful seascape on the way. You will then enjoy the Sunset Party on the sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set. Dinner is served at 7.00pm where you can socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Sleep overnight on the cruise in Halong Bay.
Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi - Check into hotel in Hanoi (B, L)
Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt or kayak around the Drum Cave. Upon returning you will check out of your cabin. At midday, you will disembark cruise.
Day 4: Hanoi free day - Train station transfer - Night train due to Hue (B)
Free to visit Hanoi Old Quarter until train transfer. You will spend 12 hours sleeping on the train and will arrive at your destination at 8.30am.
Day 5: Hue pickup - Check in to the hotel in Hue
Free day to see Hue and taste the best Vietnam foods here.
Day 6: Hue city tour - with taxi transfer back to hotel (B, L)
Pick up around 8.00am at your hotel then take the full day to discover Hue; visit Emperor Minh Mang Mausoleum and Emperor Khai Dinh Mausoleum. Learn how traditional conical hats and incense sticks are made. In the afternoon, visit Imperial capital during Nguyen Dynasty: the Royal Citadel, Forbidden City, Hue Royal Museum and the seven-storey Thien Mu Pagoda on the riverbank. Return by boat on the gentle Perfume River.
Day 7: Hue - Bus to Hoi An - Check in hotel (B)
After breakfast, your driver will pick you up at 8.30am then transfer you to the hotel in Hoi An. You are free to explore the city.
Day 8: Hoi An - My Son holy land (B, L)
The bus and tour guide will pick you up at your hotel, arriving in My Son - the holy land surrounded by the marvellous mountains. It is a huge religious complex with over 70 towers and temples of different architectures. Wander through the elaborate carvings and sculptures of the Cham people; tourists are welcomed at the Old Tower of the Cham. You will leave My Son for Cau Lau boat station, where you will take a boat trip on Thu Bon river. Once the boat trip finishes at boat station you will travel to your hotel by taxi and check in.
Day 9: Hoi An - Da Nang - Flight to Ho Chi Minh City - Transfer to hotel (B)
The driver will pick you up and drop you off at the airport for your flight to for Ho Chi Minh city.
Day 10: HCMC - Mekong delta - My Tho - Ben Tre (B, L)
Once arrived at My Tho, visit Vinh Trang pagoda, take a leisurely boat ride along the river, view the stilt houses, fruit plantations and fishing villages along the river bank. Then take a boat ride to An Khanh, a less touristy attraction in Ben Tre, and enjoy cruising on a hand-rowed sampan under the shadow of the water coconut trees along natural canals, then enjoy seasonal fruit and honey tea to the sound of Southern Vietnamese folk music, performed by locals. Visit a family business which epitomizes the idyllic rural lifestyle, taste the delicious coconut candy and observe the pastoral life as you roam through the fruit plantation and village. Meet the bus and return to HCMC.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh free day (B)
Last day in Vietnam spent at your leisure.
Day 12: HCMC - Bus to Phnom Penh - Check into hotel (B)
Six-hour bus trip to Phnom Penh.
Day 13: Phnom Penh - Killing fields ChoeungEk - Russian Market (B, L)
Visit the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious 'Killing Fields' of ChoeungEk, which will give you a deep insight into the painful bloody rule of the Khmer Rouge. Explore PsarToul Tom Pong, also called the “Russian Market", where anything and everything is for sale. Finish the afternoon with a one-hour boat cruise on the Mekong river.
Day 14: Phnom-Penh bus to Siem Reap - Check into hotel (B)
Transfer to Siem Reap by a six-hour bus ride.
Day 15: Siem Reap - Angkor Thom - Angkor Wat Temple (B, L)
After breakfast, proceed to Angkor Thom Area: Angkor Thom Temple South Gate, Bayon Temple, Baphuon Temple, Phimean Akas Temple, Elephants Terrace and Leper King Terrace, Royal Palace, Woman and Man Pond. Proceed to visit Ta-Prom Temple and after lunch continue your journey to Angkor Wat Temple - one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, built between the 9th - 13th century. Ending the tour, make a visit to Bakheng Hill.
Day 16: Siem Reap - Departure (B)
The driver will pick you up and transfer you to the airport.
B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner