We Love —
- Vietnam and Cambodia are breathtaking countries offering a wealth of historical sites, stunning scenery, ancient temples, beautiful beaches and so much more
- Cruise around the breathtaking natural sight of Ha Long Bay, or relish the sacredness of Angkor Wat - all on this private tour with flights and transfers included
- After a memorable journey visiting iconic destinations, relax on the beautiful private beach at Furama Resort, and find your perfect paradise!
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Your Destination —
Year on year Vietnam is becoming a more popular holiday destination as people start to discover all that this beautiful and fascinating country has to offer. The attraction of a holiday to Vietnam is evident when you consider its unique cultural and historical heritage set in an unspoilt, diverse and engaging landscape. Whilst Vietnam is an extraordinary country to explore, an increasing number of tourists are going simply to relax; with over 3,000km of coastline, stunning white sand beaches and a number of deluxe 5-star resorts.
There has never been a better time to go on a Vietnam holiday than now, as the country with a fascinating past warmly embraces its future as a major player among international tourist destinations. When visiting Vietnam you will discover a country that offers something for every holidaymaker. From the tranquillity of the Mekong Delta, the charms of Hanoi, the natural beauty of Ha Long Bay to the hectic city life found in Ho-Chi-Minh City (Saigon), a Vietnam holiday offers something for everyone, making it a truly unequalled travel experience.
Cambodia has remained hidden from the outside world for much of the last century, but now emerging from years of isolation and becoming increasingly popular on the traveller's trail. The fascinating country offers a true taste of Southeast Asia before the arrival of tourism and modernisation. It has a diverse landscape from dusty hot cities and mountainous jungles to beautifully calm bays and pristine beaches.
At the turn of the millennium Siem Reap was a Cambodian provincial town with few facilities, minor surfaced roads and little in the way of nightlife. Now it is a major tourist hub due to its proximity to the world famous temples of Angkor (UNESCO World Heritage Site).
What's Included? —
• Accommodation in various room types
• Return private transfers
• Return economy flights with luggage
• Airport lounge access at your chosen airport of departure
• Entrance fees where applicable
• Meals as listed in the programme
• Local English-speaking guides at each destination
• Bottled mineral water and wet wipes in car during the tour
• Government taxes
• Approval letter for Vietnamese visa on arrival
• Drinks and other meals not listed in the programme
• Surcharge for special requests on food and meals
• Entrance fees, permits and guide services during free time
• Insurance, gratuities and personal expenses
• Surcharges for public holidays (if any)
• Vietnamese visa stamp fee at Noi Bai airport for single entry: US$65 per person
• Cambodian visa stamp fee: US$30 per person
• Tips for guide and driver
• Personal expenses such as bar, telephone and laundry bills
• All other services not stated in the programme
Your Itinerary —
Upon arrival at Noi Bai international airport in Hanoi, you will be welcomed by driver and transferred to your hotel in the city center to check in (Hotel early check-in is included with breakfast). Relax after a long journey. Overnight in Hanoi.
Day 2: Explore Hanoi (B)
After breakfast, the day starts with visit to the complex dedicated to Ho Chi Minh - the nation's founder, containing Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum, and the house on stilts, One Pillar Pagoda. Next up visit Tran Quoc Pagoda - Hanoi's oldest pagoda on the bank of West Lake. Visit the Temple of Literature, Vietnam's first university which was constructed in 11th century.
In the afternoon, take a cyclo ride around the Old Quarter streets which were named after the specific goods once offered for sale at these places. Stop at Hoan Kiem Lake to learn about legend of the lake and visit Ngoc Son Temple, followed by the Water Puppet show - a uniquely Northern Vietnamese art form depicting scenes from rural life and episodes of national history. Overnight in Hanoi.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Local guide on boat only.
After breakfast, you will depart by road to Ha Long Bay, a World Heritage Area of outstanding natural beauty. Travel through the rich farmlands of the Delta of Red river and the landscape of rice fields, water buffalo, the daily life of the Vietnamese village. Arrive in Halong and board a traditional junk. Lunch on board. The cruise passes by many rocks and islets in forming all kinds of unique shapes. The cruise may stop for a while for visiting the Surprising Cave. Later on the junk move to docking area for ovenight. Dinner and overnight on board.
Day 4: Ha Long Bay – Hanoi – Siem Reap (Brunch/Local guide on boat only)
In the morning, your brunch will be served while doing further cruise to explore the beauties of the Bay before returning to the Wharf. The junk continues cruising toward Ha Long port. Ready for disembarking. Our car and guide will be there to pick you up toward Hanoi and to Noi Bai Airport for a flight to Siem Reap. Upon arrival, you will be met by our guide and drive to downtown. Check into your hotel and then be free at leisure. Overnight in Siem Reap.
We start a very special and busy day as you will explore some of Angkor's most beautiful temples. You will visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom – undiscovered by mass tourist. The ancient capital of Angkor Thom (12th century). See the South Gate, Bayon Temple – unique for its 54 towers decorated with over 200 smiling faces of Avolokitesvara Baphuon Temple: lying just to the north of Bayon, a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru, The Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, The Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King.
In the afternoon, you will visit the famous temple: Angkor Wat. Angkor Wat is a World Heritage Site since 1992, famous for its beauty and splendor. Angkor Wat features the longest continuous bas-relief in the world, which runs along the outer gallery walls and narrates stories from Hindu mythology. We continue to visit the fabulous Ta Prohm embraced by the roots of enormous fig trees and gigantic creepers. Ta Prohm was built in the 12th century. It's a Buddhist temple dedicated to the mother of King Jayavarman VII. Overnight in Siem Reap.
Day 6: Siem Reap - Off-beaten Battambang
After breakfast, you leave Siem Reap to Battambang, a province in the northwestern of Cambodia. Founded in the 11th century by the Khmer Empire, Battambang is well known for being the leading rice-producing province of the country. For nearly 100 years, it was a major commercial hub and provincial capital of Siamese province of Inner Cambodia (1795-1907), though it was always populated by Khmer with a mix of ethnic Vietnamese, Lao, Thai and Chinese. Still today Battambang is the main hub of the Northwest connecting the entire region with Phnom Penh and Thailand, and as such it's a vital link to Cambodia. On arrival, check in your hotel and be free at leisure. Overnight in Battambang.
After breakfast, discover the city of Battambang, a charming big city where you can watch the elegant houses in the French colonial style along the river. You pass through traditional villages along the route where you can attend the manufacture of family rice cakes and contacting people about their daily lives. We visit a local family grape farm, Cambodia's first vineyard – Prasat Phnom Banan Vineyard, you can pop in if you like, learn about producing wine in the tropics and of course enjoy a spot of wine tasting!
A few kilometres further south you arrive at the well preserved 11th century mountain top Angkorian temple of Phnom Banan. After climbing the 350+ steps you are treated to a wonderfully peaceful setting with superb views across the surrounding countryside, with small villages dotting the endless rice paddies, punctuated with the characteristic sugar palm trees a wonderful sunset location... and visit the pagoda before heading to the 11th century temple of Wat Ek Phnom.
Then drive to the Bamboo Railway Station that has been set up by the villagers to facilitate the transportation of goods and people. The train in itselfis very basic – one platform on 4 wheels activated by a small motor. Sitting on the platform we travel the 8km to the next station through beautiful landscape and rice paddies. On arrival, we visit a village and discover the daily life of the Cambodian countryside. We visit a workshop which is specialised in wooden sculpture. On the way back we will stop at the NGO Phare Ponleu Selpak where many different activities are offered with children from poor and disabled families. Overnight in Battambang.
Day 8: Battambang - Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast, be free to explore Battambang until drive back to Siem Reap in a good time to connect to a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Landing in Ho Chi Minh City, you're greeted by our driver (no guide) and check in your hotel. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
After breakfast, visit the War Remnants Museum which presents a partial, but riveting, view of the American War, as it is known in Vietnam. Continue to the Reunification Palace, former residence of the Indochina Governor General and later President of the Republic of Southern Vietnam until the fall of Saigon in April 30, 1975. The day ends with visits to Notre Dame Cathedral and the bustling Ben Thanh Market. Return to your hotel and be free at leisure. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City - Ben Tre, homeland of coconut trees
Breakfast and lunch
Depart from your hotel at 08:00, it takes only 2 hours pleasant drive to Ben Tre province crossing Rach Mieu bridge. On arrival in Hung Vuong Pier, hop on a motorised boat on Ben Tre River – one of tributaries of Mekong river while sight-seeing lively activities along river as fishing, water transferring. Our first stop is at brick kiln to see how to make bricks traditionally by printing and baking. Continue to visit one of plenty of coconut processing workshops located along canal. Return to the boat and go through natural scissors creeks to a village and see some local houses making sleeping mats and enjoying some fruits.
Take a motorised cart (tuk tuk) or bicycle on shady paths, pass by green rice fields and vegetable plains to be able to touch on real life and find out about tropical culture from peasants. Have lunch at local a riverside restaurant.
After lunch, we take a rowing-boat along beautiful water palm creek before meeting up the motorized boat and transfer you back to the pier. Return to hotel after a memorable day merging in Mekong Delta local living. Drive back to Ho Chi Minh City for overnight.
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport (no guide) for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed by our driver (no guide) and check in your beach resort. Overnight in Danang.
Day 12: Danang - free
A free day in Danang to do whatever takes your fancy!
Day 13: Danang - free
A free day in Danang to do whatever takes your fancy!
Day 14: Danang - Hanoi OR Ho Chi Minh City - Departure
You will be free today until check out time and meet our driver (no guide) again for a flight back to Hanoi OR Ho Chi Minh City in a good time to connect to your departure flight.
Your Hotels —
Golden Lotus Luxury Hotel, Hanoi - Lotus Deluxe Room
Recently opened, the Golden Lotus Luxury hotel offers well-managed, value for money accommodation. Stay in a wonderful Lous Deluxe Double Room, fitted with parquet flooring, air-conditioned rooms are equipped with a wardrobe, a flat-screen cable TV and seating area. Conveniently located within a 5-minute walk from the famous Hoan Kiem Lake, 10-minuesinute walk to the well-known Water Puppet Theatre. Also nearby is Dong Xuan Market, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Quoc Tu Giam temple and old quarter of Hanoi.
Aphrodite Cruise, Ha Long Bay - Luxury Cabin
Cruise the iconic Ha Long Bay in luxury and comfort, aboard this traditionally styled boat. Small groups and very spacious, beautifully decorated cabins make this an intimate and very relaxing trip. Enjoy just-caught seafood in the elegant dining room, indulge yourself with glass of champagne, watching the sunset over the bay or relax with some gentle pampering in the Aphrodite Cruises spa.
Paradise Saigon Boutique Hotel, Ho Chi Minh City - Deluxe Room
Luxurious with modern architecture combined with the Eastern and Western decor, the Paradise Saigon Boutique Hotel has been known as the top of its class in the city of Ho Chi Minh. It is located in the heart of the city, 20 minutes from International Airport and within 5 minutes you can walk to all the excellent shopping malls in Saigon.
La Residence Blanc D'Angkor, Siem Reap - Deluxe Room
La Residence Blanc D'Angkor an upscale boutique property created by a Cambodian architect, showcasing 26 contemporary designed rooms and public spaces in an intimate and refined setting. This exceptional property enjoys a tranquil and leafy setting within the township of Siem Reap - just a 15 minute tuk tuk ride from the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat.
Battambang Resort, Battambang - Garden Room
The luxurious Battambang Resort has been warmly welcoming guests for 2 years now, establishing its reputation as a small piece of paradise right here in Cambodia. The beauty of Battambang provides the perfect setting for this very special resort. Located in the midst of countless serene rice fields, local farmers can be seen tending to their daily work not far from the ancient village and famous bamboo train. Take a dip in the refreshing salt water pool or perhaps enjoy some soothing relaxation time in the jacuzzi.
This 5* haven on world-famous Da Nang beach is celebrated as one of Vietnam's most prestigious resorts – counting royalty, presidents and movie stars among its celebrity guests. Thai chi, yoga, the spa or cooking classes can fill your days here, or just relax by the incredible infinity pool and white sand beach. It is also a premier base for exploring one of Asia's most exciting new destinations – in the early days of being "discovered" by international tourism.
Enjoy the sunset from the spacious balcony or terrace of this Superior Room. You will find everything you need to feel comfortable: elegant furniture, twin sized bed, polished timber floor, walk-in closet, ceiling fan and a generous marble bathroom with a luxury shower.
At this luxurious resort you can enjoy a range of spa treatments. Choose from: Foot massage (30 mins), Aromatherapy Massage (60mins), Indian Massage (30mins), Traditional Vietnamese massage (45 mins), Thai massage (45 mins), Deep exfoliation treatment with grain de sel (45 mins – for ladies only) or Standard Manicure (around 45 mins) & Standard Pedicure (around 45 mins).
Cafe Indochine is the Furama's signature restaurant, an Asian-style brassiere recalling the nostalgia of the French colonial period with its rattan furniture, ceiling fans, French windows and old photographs and memorabilia on the walls. There are 3 other restaurants, 2 bars and a lounge.
Your Journey —
Flights: Flights are included throughout. Our members may choose between Economy Class or Business Class.
The flights included are with either a scheduled or no-frills airline and are subject to live availability and prices can change. You can choose your preferred departure times during the booking process. Please select your flight options carefully as departure and arrival airports may differ.
Transfers: Private transfers are included throughout.