DISCOVER VIETNAM & THE MEKONG WATERWAYS

SMALL GROUP TOUR EARLY BIRD SPECIAL

Sales until 2019 16 September – 29 November

Designed to show the best of Vietnam at a leisurely pace, this amazing holiday combines our intimate small group tour of Vietnam covering key destinations with a majestic river cruise of the Mekong Delta whilst cruising into Cambodia. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the energetic cities then change pace as you begin to explore rural regions. On board your boutique ship, relax and admire the scenery with visits to floating markets, local home industries and peaceful villages along the way. Visit Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with an incredible day exploring the impressive Angkor temples.

20 DAY SMALL GROUP TOUR

Travel 2020 01 Jul – 23 Sep

From $6615 pp

Twin Share

Set Departure Dates.

Includes:

Savings of $550 per person share twin!

All accommodation in quality 4 star hotels

7 nights aboard a luxury river cruise including shore excursions

Breakfast daily, 12x lunches and 8x dinners

All transfers, sightseeing including all entrance fees

English speaking local guide in each country

All domestic flights within Vietnam; Hanoi-Danang, Hue-Ho Chi Minh City

Excludes:

Flights are additional

Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi anytime today where you will be met for a transfer to your hotel.     

Day 2: Hanoi
Enjoy a morning city tour with highlights including Hoa Lo prison, the Women’s Museum and The Temple of Literature. After lunch at KOTO a restaurant training disadvantaged youth visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, and walk the Old Quarter.

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Depart Hanoi and head to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise. Cruise amongst the limestone islands with stops along the way. 

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hoi An
Cruise back to port and onto Hanoi Airport for a flight to Danang followed by a transfer to Hoi An.

Day 5: Hoi An
Discover the ancient ruins of My Son in the morning followed by an afternoon walking tour of Hoi An’s historic town. Admire the ancient shop houses, the Japanese covered bridge and the myriad of beautiful lanterns. The evening is at leisure.

Day 6: Hoi An
Today is at leisure or take part in an optional tour (additional cost) choose from a cooking class, bicycle tour of a countryside village or an ethnic village tour.

Day 7: Hoi An – Hue via the Hai Van Pass
Today travel to Hue via the spectacular Hai Van Pass. You’ll visit Marble Mountain, the Dragon Bridge in Danang and the Cham Museum along the way.

Day 8: Hue
Explore the historical significance on a city tour of the small city of Hue – highlights include Thien Mu Pagoda, the Ancient Citadel and the tomb of the Emperor Khai Dinh.

Day 9: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy a tour of all the main sights including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office and the War Museum.

Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Enjoy a magical speedboat trip up Saigon River to visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels.

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Cruise Departure
Transfer to the departure point of your river cruise from which you will be hosted and guided by the river cruise company for the next seven nights. Board a luxury river cruise ship which will take you on an amazing journey to places rarely visited.

Day 12: Cai Be, Mekong
Today a visit is made to Cai Be, a main floating market, which you will visit onboard a smaller boat. Witness local home life along the canals on the way back to the ship.

Day 13: Border Crossing
Enjoy a stop at a colourful market near ancient temples and cruise past floating houses. The afternoon is spent cruising up river.

Day 14: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Today, explore charming Phnom Penh, once called the Paris of the East.

Day 15: Angkor Ban – Kampong Cham
At the break of dawn cruise on past tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their shift boats.

Day 16: Kampong Cham
This morning’s excursion is by tuk-tuk to explore an island and learn how silk is processed from its source. Afterwards a Monks’ blessing ceremony on board delivers spirits and wishes for health and prosperity for all.

Day 17: Kampong Chhnang
Dependent on river water levels, today’s excursion may include a visit to the Cambodian water world village.

Day 18: Siem Reap
Farewell your ship crew, disembark and transfer to Siem Reap.

Day 19: Siem Reap / Angkor Temples Excursion
Discover the incredible key temples of the Angkor complex today.

Day 20: Siem Reap
Transfer to Siem Reap Airport where tour arrangements end.

TERMS & CONDITIONS

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel on set tour departure dates between 01 July – 23 September 2020 and for sales from 16 September – 29 Nov 2019. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable NZD700 per person deposit is required at the time of reservation with full payment required no later than 29 November 2019. Advertised price includes the savings as stated above. Discount applies to the tour price only and not the additional single supplement rate. Prices are correct as at 13 September 2019 but may vary due to currency fluctuations and are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances until paid in full. Guaranteed departure applies as soon as two people are booked on a tour date. Children under 15 years are not permitted on this tour, if you are travelling with young children please ask us to customise a special family holiday for you. Close-outs and surcharges may apply. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Airfares, Vietnam and Cambodia visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, Phnom Penh port taxes, laundry, alcoholic beverages including mini-bar, wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar (on river cruise), gratuities and any other personal expenses are at passenger’s own expense. For full terms and conditions click here.