Vietnam Holidays - Classic Vietnam and Angkor Tour
|Classic Vietnam and Angkor – 11 nights
- International Flights: London – Siem Reap, Hanoi – London, Q Class
- Transportation by Air - Conditioning car or mini bus
- Accommodation with daily breakfast (dbl/twin room)
- English speaking guide
- Meals as indicated ( Breakfast, 05 Lunch, 04 Dinner)
- Entrance fees, Boat
- All local flights: Siem Reap – HCMC, HCMC – Hue, Danang - Hanoi
- Letter of Introduction to get Vietnamese Visa on Arrival
- 2 bottles of water/ pax/ day
- Hanoi: 2 nights at Anise hotel (BB) – Superior Room
- Halong: 1 night at Image Cruise (BB) – Double Cabin
- Hue: 1 night at Orchid hotel (BB) – Superior Room
- Hoi An: 2 nights at Ancient House Resort (BB) – Superior Room
- HCMC: 3 nights at Le Duy hotel (BB) – Superior Room
- Siem Reap: 2 nights at Angkor Holiday hotel (BB) – Superior Room
- Visas ( Vietnam: USD25, Cambodia: USD25) will be paid on Arrival
- Airport Tax ( Cambodia: USD25) will be paid on Arrival
- Services not mentioned, Personal costs, Insurance
Min – Max Pax: 2 - 12
Trip Grading: Suitable for travellers with an average level of fitness and mobility.
Exclusivity Fee: £99 per person – this guarantees that your party enjoys absolute privacy during the whole tour with the exception of the Halong Bay Junk (boat) which may be shared with a maximum of 12 people including your party. This is still a very private atmosphere if considered that most boats have more than 10 rooms.
Remarks: During the months of October, November and all Mondays of the year the Mausoleum Ho Chi Minh in Hanoi will remain closed and will be replaced by a panoramic visit.
Policy: We have a right to change the departure date, it depends on the availability of the accommodation, flight status and numbers of clients.
|Day by day Program
Day 1 - SIEM REAP ON ARRIVAL (D)
Arrive at Siem Reap Airport, meet a tour guide and transfer to your hotel, Free for leisure.
1700h Sunset at Bakeng Hill.
Dinner at local restaurant and overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 2 - ANGKOR FULL DAY (B/L/D)
Breakfast at Hotel then Visit South Gate of Angkor Thom temple: Bayon temple, Bapuon temple, Phimean Akas temple, Terrace of the Elephant, Royal Enclosure & Terrace of Leper King Temple.
Afternoon visit Angkor Wat temples.
Buffet dinner with local traditional dance Apsara show.
Day 3 - ANGKOR FULL DAY – HO CHI MINH CITY (B/L)
Breakfast at hotel. Visit Preah Khan temple, Neak poan temple, Ta Som temple, Pre Rup temple.
Afternoon Banteay Srey, and Ta Prom templeand transfer to airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh.
Overnight in HCMC.
Day 4 - CUCHI TUNNELS – CITY TOUR (B)
Take morning tour to Cu Chi Tunnels -70km Northwest of HCMC - well-known with a system tunnels deeply underground with several floors, seeing document film, getting inside tunnels “as an architectural structure”, visiting Hoang Cam smokeless kitchen, many fighting bunkers, some booby traps, firing gun with real bullets (personal) at National Defense Shooting Range Sport, enjoying the guerilla’s food and tea, visiting rice paper village where tourist can learn how to make it.
Back to Saigon for lunch. Afternoon, visiting The Reunification Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office as well as History Museum, a short visit Ben Thanh Market.
Overnight in HCMC.
Day 5 - MEKONG DELTA (B/ L)
Take a day trip to Mekong region, comprises a cruise on the Mekong river, a visit to local farmhouse and orchards, a sampan ride on palm shade creeks, a taste of seasonal fruits and a performance of traditional southern singing.
Lunch with Mekong specialties is served before returning to HCMC.
Dinner and Overnight in HCMC.
Day 6 - HCM CITY – HUE CITY (B)
Hue, used to be the capital of Vietnam from 17th century to 20th century and it now is also the World cultural Heritage site.
Transfer to International Airport for morning flight.
Afternoon, visit Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue Citadel, this is the Citadel under the Nguyen Dynasty and over 150 royal palaces built within 30 years. It consists of Imperial City and Forbidden City, which was used by the Emperors and Emperor’s family only. Hue is also well-known during the war in Vietnam as the bloodiest battlefield in 1968 and almost royal palaces in the imperial City were totally destroyed.
Back to hotel and free at leisure. Overnight in Hue.
Day 7 - HUE – HOIAN (B/ L)
AM: visit the Emperor’s tombs of Tu Duc and Khai Dinh. Transfer to Hoi An.
Stop for lunch at Lang Co Beach. PM: Arrive in Hoi An. Free for leisure.
Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 8 - HOIAN TOWN (B)
Morning city tour of Hoi An visits the Cantonese Communal House, Thien Hau temple, Japanese Bridge and Tan Ky ancient commercial house.
PM: Free for leisure. Overnight in Hoi An.
Day 9 - HOI AN – HANOI (B)
Free for leisure or shopping. Overnight in Hoi An.
Afternoon, visit Marble Mountain in Danang on the way to the airport.
Transfer to Danang for a flight to Ha Noi.
Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 10 - HANOI CITY TOUR (B)
Breakfast at hotel.
Take full day city tour of Ha Noi, the highlights will be Ho Chi Minh‘s Mausoleum (opened from December to September, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and at weekend) and his living complex, One Pillar Pagoda,Ho Chi Minh Museum, Temple of Literature.
Visit the Fine Arts Museum, Ethnological Museum and Tran Quoc pagoda.
Enjoy the puppet show.
Overnight in Hanoi.
OPTION FOR DAY 11 and 12.
Day 11 - HALONG – HUONG HAI JUNK (B/L/D)
After having breakfast in Ha Noi, we depart for Ha Long city, the World Natural Heritage with over 3000 limestone islands and islets scattering an area of 1500 sq km in Tonkin Bay:
12h15: Board Huong Hai junk, check-in resignation. Welcome drink to serve.
12h45: Start cruising.
13h00: Have lunch with welcome wine.
13h30: A fantastic cruise in Ha Long bay, visit Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog island, Sail island, Sung Sot caveand a swim at Titov beach.
17h30: Enjoy dinner on board while watching sunset.
19h30: Enjoy dinner on board.
21h00: Fishing, drinking Vietnamese wine and spending a night on junk.
Day 12 - HALONG – HANOI – DEPARTURE (B/D)
7h00: Have breakfast.
7h30: Another wonderful cruise to visit Tortoise island Mans head island, visit Luon cave by a small bamboo boat, Bai Tu Long Bay.
10h00: Arrange luggage and check – out at 10h30.
11h00: Have lunch on board.
11h45: Arrive Halong wharf. End the trip.
Drive back to Hanoi and visit Dong Trieu pottery en route. Transfer to Hanoi. Go to the airport, then take a flight home.
OR Indochina Sails, Bhaya, Paradise Cruise. Surcharge £59 pp
Day 11 - Ha Noi – Ha Long – Bhaya Junk (B/L/D)*****
12h00 - 12h30: Check-in at Bhaya Cafe, Halong City. Embark on Bhaya Classic for a Welcome Cocktail followed by a cruise briefing.
13h00 - 15h30: Savor a delicious Vietnamese buffet lunch as Bhaya Classic heads to Bai Tu Long Bay passing the towns of Hon Gai and Cam Pha, Oan Lagoon, Mat Quy (Monster Head) and Am Tich (Teapot) Islets and Vung Vieng fishing village.
15h30 - 17h00: Visit the fishing village by local rowing boat (01 hour) then return to the vessel for free time at your leisure or join one of the following optional activities: Kayak into the village or swim near the boat; Optional onboard activities: Sunbathing, traditional massage, etc; Trip by tender to an isolated pristine beach for swimming.
17h00: Bhaya Classic cruises through the Bay to its overnight anchorage near Ho Dong Tien. Happy Hour and Vietnamese cooking demonstration on the Sundeck.
19h30: Sumptuous Seafood Set-dinner onboard.
21h00: Retire to your cabin or join the fishing program.
Overnight onboard Bhaya Classic.
Day 12 - Halong – Hanoi – Departure (Brunch/ Dinner)
6h15: Start your day with Tai Chi on the Sundeck while complimentary Tea and coffee are served.
7h00: Bhaya Classic weighs anchor to cruise through the Bay passing beautiful spots like Trong (Drum), Trinh Nu (Virgin) and Me Cung Caves, Coc Ngoi (Toad) Islet, etc.
8h30: Explore the Surprise Cave (Sung Sot).
9h30: Return to Bhaya Classic. Buffet brunch is served onboard. The vessel cruises leisurely back to harbour.
11h00: Disembark at Bhaya Cafe, Halong City. Come back to Hanoi, visit Dong Trieu pottery en route.
18h00: Take a flight home.