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Splendours of Vietnam
and Cambodia 

Holiday Length: 14 days
Start City: Hanoi
End City: Siem Reap
Departures: Daily

Select & Mix Private Holiday
Engage with stunning natural beauty and rich culture on this journey which combines the hidden charms of Vietnam and Cambodia. Prepare to be awed by the beauty of Halong Bay, admire the traditional architecture of Hoi An and Hue before heading south to experience the traditional lifestyle found throughout the Mekong Delta, as you navigate your way up to Phnom Penh.  Your journey comes to an end with the breathtaking splendour of the Angkor Temples

Day 1
Hanoi
  Welcome to Vietnam. This afternoon, discover the Hanoi Old Quarter on a cyclo ride.
 
Day 2 Hanoi - Halong Bay
  Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum and depart for Ha Long.  Embark on a traditional wooden junk and sail amongst the thousands of karst limestone islands and islets of Halong Bay. Fresh seafood lunch and dinner will be served on board. (B,L,D).
   
Day 3
Halong Bay - Hoi An
  Wake up early in the morning to admire the bay at sunrise. Later, disembark and transfer to Hanoi for
your flight to Danang. Arrival transfer to your hotel in charming Hoi An. (B)
   
Day 4
Hoi An
  This morning, explore the quaint cobblestone streets of Hoi An with your guide on hand to offer his expert knowledge and help you unearth some hidden gems in this UNESCO protected town. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
   
Day 5

Hoi An - Danang - Hue

  This morning, explore the quaint cobblestone streets of Hoi An with your guide on hand to offer his expert knowledge and help you unearth some hidden gems in this UNESCO protected town. Afternoon at leisure. (B)
   
Day 6

Hue

  Morning tour of the Imperial Citadel of Hue. Cycle along the Perfume River to visit the Thien Mu Pagoda. Later visit Tu Duc and Minh Mang Mausoleums. (B)
   
Day 7

Hue - Ho Chi Minh City

  Transfer to the airport and fly to Ho Chi Minh City.  Afternoon sightseeing tour of the city: see the Post Office, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the Chinese district of Cho Lon. (B)
   
Day 8

Mekong Delta cruise

  Transfer to Cai Be where you will board your comfortable boat for the night and cruise the maze
of waterways, exploring riverside towns and rice plantations. (B,L,D)
   
Day 9

Can Tho  - Chau Doc

  After a visit to the colourful floating markets, disembark and drive to Chau Doc. On arrival, visit Ba Chua Xu Temple, Tay An Pagoda and Thoai Ngoc Hau Tomb.  Overnight at the hotel. (B)
   
Day 10

Chau Doc - Phnom Penh

  Embark on a speed boat and navigate the Mekong upstream to Cambodia. After the border formalities, arrive in Phnom Penh. This afternoon, visit the Royal Palace and Wat Phnom Temple. (B)
   
Day 11

Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

  Continue your discovery of Phnom Penh. Visit the National Museum, the Genocide Museum and the
Russian markets before your flight to Siem Reap. (B)
   
Day 12

Siem Reap (Angkor Temples)

  Morning visit to spectacular Angkor Wat, one of the most amazing man-made monuments, with its soaring towers and extraordinary bas reliefs. Later visit Banteay Srei and the Ta Prohm Monastery. (B)
   
Day 13

Siem Reap (Angkor Temples)

  In the morning leave by tuk-tuk and visit Preah Khan, Thommanon and Chau Say Tevoda temples. Afternoon visit to Angkor Thom, the famous Bayon and the Elephant and Leper King Terraces. (B)
             
 
Day 14
Siem Reap - Tonle Sap
  Morning visit to Kompong Khleang floating village on Tonle Sap Lake.  After lunch at a villager's house transfer back to Siem Reap for your onward flight. (B, L)

INCLUSIONS:







• Private air conditioned transfers and transportation
• Accommodation in your choice of tourist, first or deluxe class hotels
• Professional private English speaking local guides
• Private sightseeing, activities, meals and entrance fees as per the itinerary
• Overnight junk cruise in Halong Bay
• Overnight cruise in the Mekong Delta
• Domestic flights
• Select & Mix: your choice of 3 options (included in the price)

 Pick any 3 of these 12 experiences to personalise your holiday (include ad no extra cost)



HANOI:
A. Attend a water puppetry show in a local theatre (day 1 evening)
HOI AN:
B. Short cycling tour to a rural village followed by a cooking class (day 4 morning)
C. Cycle to the villages of Cam Kim and Duy Vinh and share lunch with a local family (day 4 morning)
D. Street Food tour of Hoi An (day 4 afternoon)
HUE:
E. Sunset boat cruise on Perfume River with a soothing foot massage (Day 6 evening)
HO CHI MINH CITY:
F. Attend the beautiful A O Show at Saigon Opera House (day 7 evening)
G. Explore Saigon at night by scooter: part night excursion/street food adventure (day 7 evening)
PHNOM PENH:
H. Sunset cruise on the Mekong (day 10, late afternoon)
I. Attend a Cambodian dance performance (day 10, late afternoon)
SIEM REAP:
J. Explore Angkor Temples on a bike or electric bike tour (half day or full day) (day 12)
K. Have a picnic lunch in a remote temple, followed by a foot massage (day 12)
L. Enjoy a treasure hunt amongst Angkor Temples. Great for families. (day 12)


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