Explore the fascinating intertwined countries of Vietnam and
Cambodia, from the bustling metropolis of Ho Chi Minh City and the
ancient kingdom of Cambodia, to the spectacular natural beauty and
unmistakable outline of Halong Bay and the waterways of the Mekong
Discover iconic Halong Bay, an extraordinary collection of limestone rock formations, on an overnight cruise
Visit a Water Puppet Theatre, where we are treated to a performance of this traditional Vietnamese art form
Enjoy a talk about the history of Vietnam's railways
Explore the cities of Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Phnom Penh on guided tours
Discover the history of Vietnam War at Cu Chi Tunnels
Admire the beauty of the ancient temples of Angkor Wat
1 night on board a sleeper train from Hanoi to Hue
Luggage transfers between Hue to Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City
1 night aboard a luxury junk in Halong Bay
Excursions & Entertainment
UK Tour Manager from start to finish
Food & Drinks
35 meals, including 16 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 11 lunches and 7 dinners
Flights and airport transfers
Flights from London Heathrow to Hanoi and from Siem Reap to London Heathrow via Ho Chi Minh City
What’s not included
Cancellation & Travel Insurance is not included in the price of the tour but can be arranged
Days 1-2 - London and Hanoi
Meet your Tour Manager and group at London Heathrow for our
overnight flight to Hanoi, Vietnam's bustling capital, arriving on
Day 2. In the afternoon we begin our sightseeing
tour of the city with a cyclo (pedal powered tuk-tuk) ride through
Hanoi's Old Quarter. We return to the hotel for dinner this
Day 3 - Cruise on Halong Bay
We continue exploring Hanoi before transferring to iconic Halong
Bay. An extraordinary collection of limestone karst rock formations
and islands dotted amongst emerald waters, this area of outstanding
natural beauty is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Here we begin one
of the highlights of the holiday as we board our luxury junk for an
overnight cruise. We travel through the incredibly scenic bay,
enjoying lunch and dinner on board as we sail.
Days 4-5 - Hue
We visit one of the bay's limestone grottos, as well as Cua Van
floating village before we return to shore. Later, we visit a Water
Puppet Theatre, and enjoy a performance of this Vietnamese art
form. Tonight we join the overnight sleeper service to Hue.
On Day 5 our early arrival in Hue gives us a
full day to explore and we cruise along the 'Perfume River' to the
7-storied Thien Mu Pagoda.
Day 6 - To Hoi An
After a morning visit to Dong Ba market, we travel south by
train from Hue to Danang on one of the most beautiful stretches of
line in Vietnam. We wind our way through the thick, verdant
landscapes emerging onto a dramatic coastline where the steep
mountains tumble down to the pristine beaches fringing the South
China Sea. We explore the Museum of Cham Sculpture in Da Nang, home
to artefacts made by the indigenous Cham people of Southeast Asia,
and see the stunning Marble Mountains before transferring to our
hotel in Hoi An.
Day 7 - Exploring Hoi An
The charming riverside town of Hoi An is famed for its
traditional buildings and history as a merchant trading post. This
morning we discover the Old Town on a walking tour, seeing the
400-year-old Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky merchant house, and
the vibrant local market. After lunch, we venture to a lantern
making workshop where we enjoy creating our own traditional
Days 8-9 - Nha Trang and Ho Chi Minh City
Leaving Hoi An, we transfer by coach to Da Nang for the train to
the vibrant coastal resort of Nha Trang, passing rice paddies and
mighty oxen working the countryside as we travel. We check into our
hotel located on the beachfront.
On Day 9, we make a daytime journey by rail to
Ho Chi Minh City - also known by its former name, Saigon. Modern
and professional, this is an exciting city with a huge zeal for
life. We stay here for 2 nights.
Days 10 - The Cu Chi tunnels
We travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels - a vast underground complex
utilised by the Viet Cong during the war against the US. At its
height, this system stretched almost 155 miles towards the
Cambodian border and contained field hospitals, weapons factories,
kitchens and living quarters. This afternoon, we enjoy a
sightseeing tour of Ho Chi Minh City, taking in the Central Post
Office and Reunification Square. This evening we enjoy a talk by a
local expert about the history of Vietnam's railways.
Days 11-12 - The Mekong Delta
We travel west by coach to the Mekong Delta, a wonder of nature
where the enormous Mekong River splits into branches on its way to
the South China Sea. We travel by boat to get a glimpse of the
communities which make their living here, and stop at the floating
market of Cai Be, before crossing a lower branch of the Mekong
River. Later we reach Can Tho, and stay here for two nights on the
Mekong's banks. Day 12 you have the full day
at leisure to explore Can Tho.
Days 13-14 - Into Cambodia and Phnom Penh
This morning we visit Cai Rang, one of the world's largest
floating markets. After time to purchase some of the goods on
offer, we transfer to Cao Lanh for our onwards boat journey through
the Mekong Delta and into Cambodia. We arrive in Phnom Penh, the
country's exciting capital, known as the 'Pearl of Asia' and the
meeting point for 3 great rivers - the Mekong, the Tonle Sap and
On Day 14, we explore Phnom Penh. Our full-day
tour introduces us to some of the city's main sights, including the
Silver Pagoda, the grand Royal Palace, the National Museum and the
Days 15-16 - Siem Reap, Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom
We journey by road to Siem Reap today, pausing en-route at the
Skuon Market, where you may like to sample some traditional
Cambodian snacks before lunch at a local restaurant.
On Day 15 we visit the world-famous Angkor Wat
temple city, a source of true national pride and the world's
largest religious structure. We continue by tuk-tuk to the
abandoned city of Angkor Thom.
Days 17-18 - Siem Reap and London
We enjoy a final visit to some of Cambodia's most beautiful
temples today, ahead of lunch at a local restaurant. Afterwards, we
transfer to the airport for our flight back to London Heathrow.
Flying via Ho Chi Minh City, we arrive on Day
Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature
the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown
Provisional departure and return times, where available, can be
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Overall the holiday was good, but needed small improvements. Particularly the flight /seat ticket management. Also VISA rip-off.
It was a wonderful experience and enjoyed every minute of the holiday
Great experience, brilliant tour guide, Ros, excellent hotels.
Mr N Buttler
Well organised. Good quality accommodation throughout. Good local guides. Great itinerary with variety means of travel.
Great organisation lovely hotels wonderful countries. Early disorganisation in Hanoi resulting from Trump-Kim summit and guest arrivals from outside UK.
Everything about the trip was great - except the rail journeys, which were appalling. Organisation and the hotels were excellent. Food was good (although a bit repetitive) and we suffered no stomach ailments. The railway also dictated to a large degree what we saw, and we felt we would have liked to see more of the country away from the coastline. Trip recommended if you want and adventure.