General

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.

Destination Vietnam & Cambodia
Cities & Locations Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hoi An, Hue, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap
Departure Location Hotel, Hanoi
Visits Halong Bay, Hoi An, Hue , Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Danang, Ancient ruins of My Son, Marble Mountain, Cham Museum, Hai Van Pass, Perfume River, Thien Mu Pagoda, Ancient Citadel, Tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh, Cu Chi Tunnels, Mekong Delta, Phnom Penh, Siem Reap, Angkor Wat.
Duration 21 Days / 20 Nights

Tour Schedule

Departs: On Selected Dates - Small Group Tour

Departure Dates:
2018: - 26 Jun, 10 Jul, 24 Jul, 07 Aug, 21 Aug, 04 Sep, 18 Sep, 02 Oct, 16 Oct, 30 Oct, 13 Nov & 11 Dec
2019: - 08 Jan, 22 Jan, 19 Feb & 05 Mar

Guaranteed Departure applies As soon as 2 people are booked on this tour.

NOTE: We regret we do not accept children under 15 years old on this tour.

Itinerary


Day 1: Hanoi (D)

Arrive in Hanoi and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon enjoy a walking tour, exploring the Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Meet the rest of your group at dinner tonight.

Day 2: Hanoi (B, L)
This morning visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum and his historic house as well as Hoa Lo, the infamous prison nicknamed the Hanoi Hilton. The afternoon is spent at leisure.

Day 3: Hanoi - Halong Bay (B, L, D)

Depart Hanoi for Halong Bay. Board your cruise boat which combines oriental style with contemporary comfort – the perfect recipe for an enchanting and relaxing holiday.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hoi An (B)

For early risers, admire the morning mist or watch the sunrise. Cruise back to port and transfer through to Hanoi Airport for a flight to Danang. Upon arrival in Danang, transfer to your Hoi An hotel.

Day 5: Hoi An (B)

This morning, take a walking tour inside and around the historic old buildings of Hoi An. Ancient shop houses line the streets with the Japanese Covered Bridge a key landmark. The afternoon is spent at leisure.

Day 6: Hoi An (B)

Discover the ancient ruins of My Son – home to the Cham people centuries ago. Return to Hoi An by boat with the afternoon spent at leisure.

Day 7: Hoi An (B)

Spend the day at leisure to enjoy Hoi An.

Day 8: Hoi An – Hue (B)

This morning stop at Marble Mountain and the Cham Museum before travelling via the breath-taking Hai Van Pass to Hue. The evening is spent at leisure in Hue.

Day 9: Hue (B, L, D)

A full day tour of Hue includes a boat trip along the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, the Ancient Citadel and a visit to the tomb of Emperor Khai Dinh. You’ll also make a stop at a road side village well known for making traditional conical hats. This evening enjoy a special Imperial banquet dinner.

Day 10: Hue – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Transfer to Hue Airport for a flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Transfer to your hotel followed by a half day city tour to discover key sights of this bustling city. End the tour at a local boutique brewery for those who want to sample an ice cold beer to end their day!

Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City (B, D)

This morning, transfer to the wharf for a magical speedboat trip up the river to visit the Cu Chi Tunnels. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy the afternoon at leisure. Tonight celebrate your tour with a farewell dinner on a stunning evening cruise.

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (B, L, D)

This morning, farewell your Vietnam guide as you are hosted by a river cruise company for the next seven nights as you cruise the Mekong Delta. Transfer and board your luxury cruise ship, setting sail along the Mekong River.

Day 13: Mekong Delta: Cai Be (B, L, D)

Today a visit is made to Cai Be’s boisterous and colourful floating market on a traditional sampan (a traditional Vietnamese wooden boat). The cruise will halt intermittently to allow you to observe how rice paste, rice paper, rice cookies, rice pop, rice wine and coconut candies are made. In the afternoon, cruise to Sa Dec to tour Binh Thanh Island, an untouched village.

Day 14: Border Crossing (B, L, D)

This morning enjoy a short excursion into Tan Chau, a pleasant town near the Cambodian border. Stroll around the colourful local market with lots of regional products.

Day 15: Phnom Penh (B, L, D)

Today’s sightseeing includes a tour to the Killing Fields and the Genocide Museum followed by the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda and the National Museum. This evening enjoy a barbeque dinner along with an Apsara dance performance.

Day 16: Angkor Ban – Kampong Cham (B, L, D)

Depart Phnom Penh passing by tranquil villages and fishermen. Be transported back a hundred years into an era unaffected by modernity as you take a tour to the rural Angkor Ban Village. The houses here are truly rustic, made by hand without any concrete. You’ll be invited to take part in the daily activities of the villagers to experience village life first hand.

Day 17: Kampong Cham (B, L, D)

This morning visit the pre-Angkorian temple of Wat Hanchey. Return to the ship to witness a blessing ceremony performed by local monks. Then cruise towards Kampong Cham to visit Wat Nokor, built within the ruins of an ancient temple which holds a timeless story.

Day 18: Kampong Chhnang (B, L, D)

Today the ship cruises on to Kampong Chhnang, Cambodia’s “water world” where everything is on stilts balanced on water-rich soil. See the Khmer-styled pottery at the Aundaung Russey Village. Then, it’s back to the river for an adventurous motorboat excursion to the wetlands and floating houses in the region. Return to the ship and cruise the narrow and meandering Tonle Sap River.

Day 19: Siem Reap (B)

The Tonle Sap (The Great Lake) is the flowing heart of Cambodia, giving life to the nation. Enjoy the stillness of the water and the quiet tranquillity as you cruise to port. Your cruise comes to an end upon arrival at the Siem Reap Port. Transfer by coach to the city centre where you bid farewell to your cruise company hosts.

Day 20: Angkor Wat (B, L)

Today discover the incredible key temples of the Angkor complex. Begin with Angkor Thom entering via the South Gate and the Bayon complex before visiting the dazzling Angkor Wat.

Day 21: Siem Reap (B)

Sadly, today is the end of your tour. Transfer to Siem Reap Airport where tour arrangements end.

Terms & Conditions

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