Vietnam – Angkor to the Bay Tour *
Price: £2,990 per person
Friday 5th October – Saturday 20th October 2018 (16 Nights)
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- Vietnam – Angkor to the Bay Tour
- All international airfares
- All domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
- 3* plus – 4* accommodation
- All meals
- Entrance fees, guides and daily tours
- Visa fees for UK passport holders
Vietnam – Angkor to the Bay Tour
One of our most popular tours – take a voyage of discovery from the breathtaking majesty of the temples of Angkor, through to the spectacular natural grandeur of Halong Bay, experiencing all manner of delights en route.
Days 1-2 Fly to Siem Reap
Fly overnight to Siem Reap. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3 Tonle Sap Lake
High Water Season (Aug to Feb)
Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Enjoy a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D’Angkor. This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul). Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Drop by Artisan D’Angkor after visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening sit down to dinner and the Apsara dance show.
Day 4 Explore Angkor
The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. Enter the walled city of Angkor Thom and head to its heart to see the enigmatic Bayon, followed by the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to atmospheric Ta Prohm. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat.
Day 5: Discover Phnom Penh
Fly to Phnom Penh, a city of airy boulevards and colonial villas. Visit the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before admiring the artefacts at the National Museum.
Day 6 Fly to Saigon
Visit the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum before climbing up to the hilltop Wat Phnom. Fly to Saigon.
Day 7 Explore Saigon
The exuberant city of Saigon is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage.See the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and visit the Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the chilling War Remnants Museum.. Visit Cholon and see the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda before finishing at the lively Ben Thanh Market.
Day 8 Mekong Delta Cruise
Pop down to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the mighty Mekong. This area is known as the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing huge amounts of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Return to Saigon.
Day 9 Cu Chi Tunnels
Get to grips with the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon, fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO-listed town of Hoi An.
Day 10 Discover Hoi An & Tra Que village
Drive out into the countryside to the small farming community of Tra Que. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and see the farmers at work. After lunch take a walking tour of Hoi An, to see the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.
Day 11 Cruise the Perfume River
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Hoi An where you can further explore, relax by the pool or visit the beach. Depart for Hue, travelling over the Hai Van Pass. Later, cruise along the Perfume River to the picturesque Thien Mu Pagoda.
Day 12 Hue’s Imperial Citadel
This morning, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tombs of Emperors Khai Dinh and Minh Mang. Move on to a beautiful old maison that has been transformed into a Truc Chi workshop, where you’ll learn to create art with bamboo paper. Continue to visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City.
Day 13 Hanoi Cyclo and Water Puppets
Fly to Hanoi this morning. This afternoon take a thrilling cyclo ride through the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Spend the evening watching a traditional Water Puppet show.
Days 14-15 Halong Bay
Spend two days aboard a comfortable cruise ship sailing amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Spend the night on the boat before returning to Hanoi. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Days 16-17: Fly Hanoi to UK
Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, before transferring to the airport for an overnight flight to the UK.
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