Itinerary in brief:
- 1 night Phnom Penh
- 2 nights Siem Reap
- 3 nights Ho Chi Minh
- 1 night Hoi An
- 1 night Hue
- 1 night Hanoi
- 1 night onboard Halong Bay boat
- 1 night Hanoi
Day 1: Depart UK
Depart the UK from your chosen airport. Your journey to Asia will be overnight, with a transfer in a major Asian gateway.
Included: International flights
Day 2: Arrive Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Meet your guide on arrival and transfer to your hotel to check-in. Spend the afternoon exploring the history of this lively city - from the back of a cyclo.
Included: Hotel, transfers and a guide
Day 3: Phnom Penh to Siem Reap
Today you’ll fly to the UNESCO World Heritage Centre of Angkor, home to the remains of the Great Khmer Empire from the 9th – 15th Century.
After helping you to check in at your hotel, your guide will accompany you on an afternoon visit to Angkor Thom, the last capital of the Empire.
Included: Domestic flight, hotel, breakfast, transfers and a guide
Day 4: Full day tour
Spend the morning exploring crumbling temples overgrown with vines and jungle trees – spectacular at dawn and certainly a very memorable experience. The afternoon will be spent on a tour of the famous Angkor Wat – often believed to symbolize the soul of the Khmer people.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, guide and touring
Day 5: Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
Morning at leisure until your transfer to the airport – take the short flight to Ho Chi Minh City, the busy, cosmopolitan hub of Southern Vietnam. The afternoon is also free for you to explore as you wish.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, transfers and domestic flight
Day 6: Full day in Ho Chi Minh City
Formerly known as Saigon, this vibrant city could keep you entertained for days! Fortunately you’ll have a guide and a driver to help make the most of your time; visit several markets, museums, a pagoda and the old colonial sights including the Old Saigon Post Office, the Continental Hotel and Opera House and City Hall. Be sure to take plenty of water and an empty memory card – and a good appetite, the street food is fantastic.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, guide and driver
Day 7: Day trip to the Mekong Delta
Today you’ll be driving to the delta town of Cai Be for a river cruise, taking in the floating market, home to some traders for generations. Enjoy a day experiencing daily life for local villagers, and feast on a local Mekong style lunch before heading back to the city.
Included: Hotel, breakfast and lunch, day tour including guide, driver and boat trip
Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An
Board a short morning flight to the port city of Danang, where you will then transfer on to Hoi An. A relaxed and colourful town, this is often a favourite for many visitors to Vietnam. Explore the markets and the old town at your leisure.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, domestic flight and transfers
Day 9: Hoi An to Hue
Head back through Danang and along the coast to Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam. Making stops along the way, you’ll reach the Perfume River with time to visit the ruins of the Imperial Citadel and the Thien Mu Pagoda.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, transfers and guide
Day 10: Hue to Hanoi
Begin your day at the vibrant market before picking up a cyclo and heading through the old city to the Lake. Make the most of this ancient city before taking the short flight to Hanoi, where you will transfer to your hotel to check in.
Included: Hotel breakfast, transfers and morning tour
Day 11: Hanoi to Halong Bay
The stunning Halong Bay awaits you today – transfer north to the jetty before boarding your junk boat, where you’ll be sleeping tonight. Lunch and dinner are served on-board, and the afternoon will be spent cruising the bay amongst the karst formations.
Included: Breakfast, lunch & dinner, transfers and overnight accommodation
Day 12: Halong Bay to Hanoi
Slowly cruise back to the jetty after brunch onboard. On arrival back in Hanoi you’ll have a chance to explore the fascinating capital of Vietnam – walk through the narrow streets of the Old Quarter and around the market and lake nearby. Enjoy a traditional Water Puppet show in the evening, a uniquely north Vietnamese art form depicting rural life.
Included: Hotel, breakfast, transfers, a guide and entrance to the evening show
Day 13: Depart Hanoi
With so much to see, maximise your final morning visiting some of the cities famous sights – the Temple of Literature, One Pillar Pagoda and the picturesque West Lake. Squeeze in a final bowl of Pho or steaming Bahn Xeo before departing for your return flight.
Included: Breakfast, morning tour and transfer, international flight
Depending on your return flight time you may arrive back in the UK on the same day, or on occasion some flights are overnight and arrive in early the following morning.
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