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Vietnam, Cambodia & The Mekong Delta

(Tour code: VMG17)Enjoy a fantastic Far Eastern rail adventure

Explore the fascinating intertwined countries of Vietnam and Cambodia, from the bustling
metropolis of Ho Chi Minh and the ancient kingdom of Angkor Wat, to the spectacular natural
beauty and unmistakable outline of Halong Bay and the waterways of the Mekong Delta.

Tour Highlights
  • Bustling Hanoi
  • Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
  • Hue and Hoi An
  • Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon)
  • Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Cai Rang floating market and the Mekong Delta
  • Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap
  • Angkor Wat and Thom
What’s Included (Full details)
  • 4-5* Accommodation
    Breakfast Every Day
    Selected Evening Meals
  • All Transfers Included
    Selected Porterage
  • Return Scheduled Flights
    Upgrades Available

Itinerary & Map

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Departure Times

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Fly Options

Regional Departures Available

To make your travel arrangements even more convenient for you, we are excited to announce that we are now offering some regional airport options outside London for this tour.

To view prices and flight options, please click the 'View Dates & Prices' button and select the departure that you are interested in as options may vary. Alternative, click the image on the left to see flight options and call us on 01904 734 111 to book.

Arriving in Hanoi
Days 1-2

To Hanoi

We depart London Gatwick on an overnight flight direct to Hanoi, Vietnam's bustling capital, arriving on Day 2. In the afternoon we begin our sightseeing tour of the city, with a tuk-tuk ride through Hanoi's Old Quarter, past Hoàn Kiém Lake. We return to the hotel for dinner this evening

  • Day 1 - In-flight meal
  • Day 2 - In-flight meal. Dinner
  • Day 2 - Tuktuk tour of Hanoi
Halong Bay
Day 3

Hanoi and cruise on Halong Bay

We continue exploring Hanoi before we transfer 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 tour as we board our luxury junk for an overnight cruise. We travel through the incredibly scenic Halong Bay, enjoying lunch and dinner on board as we sail through the beautiful bay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Halong Bay cruise
The Imperial Palace
Days 4-5


As the sun rises over the glorious panorama this morning, you could try Tai Chi on deck. After breakfast we visit one of the bay's typical limestone grottos, before we sail back to shore. From here we transfer back to Hanoi. Tonight we join the overnight sleeper service to Hue, in two-berth compartments. On Day 5 our early arrival in Hue gives us a full day to explore. We embark on a cruise on the famous 'Perfume River' to the magnificent seven-storied Thien Mu Pagoda. We continue to the immense Imperial Citadel, whose impressive six miles of walls contain the Imperial and the Purple Forbidden City.

  • Day 4 - Breakfast
  • Day 5 - Breakfast, dinner
  • Perfume river cruise
  • Imperial city tour
Hoi An Old Town
Day 6

To Hoi An

Today we travel south by train from Hue to Danang, on one of the most beautiful stretches of line in Vietnam. We wend our way through the thick, verdant landscape, emerging onto a dramatic coastline, where the steep mountains tumble down to the pristine beaches fringing the South China Sea. We leave the train in Danang and transfer by coach to Hoi An.

  • Breakfast, Dinner
  • Marble Mountains
Hoi An
Day 7

Hoi An

The charming riverside town of Hoi An is famed for its beautiful old buildings and its history as a merchant trading post. This morning we discover the old town on a walking tour, during which we see the 400-year old Japanese covered bridge, Tan Ky merchant house, and the vibrant local market. After lunch in a local restaurant, your afternoon is at leisure to explore the lively streets and the myriad of tradesmen offering made to measure clothing and custom made shoes, or perhaps just absorb the relaxed atmosphere and unwind in the beautiful surroundings of our hotel.

  • Breakfast
  • Tour of Hoi An
Nha Trang
Day 8

To Nha Trang

Leaving Hoi An, we transfer by coach to Danang for the train to the vibrant coastal resort of Nha Trang, passing rice paddies and mighty oxen working the countryside. We check in to our hotel, located on the beachfront, for a two night stay.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Nha Trang
Day 9

At leisure in Nha Trang

Your day is free to spend at leisure in Nha Trang. The city is renowned for its superb beaches and idyllic setting in one of the world's most beautiful bays.

  • Breakfast
  • Free Day
Ho Chi Minh City
Day 10

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

We continue with a daytime journey by rail to Ho Chi Minh City - best known by its former name, Saigon. Chaotic and boisterous, this is a city with a huge zeal for life. On arrival we enjoy a sightseeing tour, taking in the imposing Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office, and Reunification Square.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
  • Tour of Saigon
Cu Chi tunnels
Day 11

The Cu Chi tunnels

We travel to the Cu Chi tunnels, and visit the vast underground complex utilised by the Viet Cong during the war against the US. At its height, this system stretched for almost 250 km towards the Cambodian border, and contained field hospitals, weapons factories, kitchens, and living quarters. Our visit gives a real insight to life during this period. We enjoy a talk with a local expert about the history of Vietnam's railways during lunch, then this evening we visit a Water Puppet Theatre, where we are treated to a performance of this traditional Vietnamese art form.

  • Breakfast
  • Cu Chi tunnels visit
Mekong Delta
Day 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 overnight on the Mekong's banks.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cai Be floating market
  • Mekong Delta Cruise
Phnom Penh National Museum
Day 13

Into Cambodia

This morning we visit Cai Rang, one of the world's largest floating markets. After time to explore, 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', situated at the meeting point for three great rivers - the Mekong, the Tonle Sap and the Bassac.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Cai Rang floating market
Phnom Penh Royal Palace
Day 14

Phnom Penh

Despite its chequered recent history, Phnom Penh is a wonderful place, home to a number of ornate golden temples. Today's full-day sightseeing tour introduces us to some of the city's main sights. We see the Silver Pagoda, the grand Royal Palace, the National Museum and the Russian market. We later visit the moving Tuol Sleng - a museum dedicated to the history of the Khmer Rouge regime.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Phnom Penh tour
  • Tuol Sleng museum
Siem Reap
Day 15

To Siem Reap

We journey by road to Siem Reap, stopping en route in the peaceful city of Sa Dec, made up of rustic colonial houses and tree lined avenues. Sa Dec was the setting for Marguerite Duras' semi-autobiographical novel, 'The Lover' and during our time here we visit the author's former home as well as the local bonsai farm.

  • Breakfast, Lunch
Angkor Thom
Day 16

Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom

We visit the world famous Angkor Wat temple today which features on Cambodia's flag and is a source of true national pride. The 12th century building is the world's largest religious structure. During our time here we visit Ta Prohm, a temple within the complex. We continue by tuk-tuk to the abandoned city of Angkor Thom to see the remains of the impressive 12th century temples and the city gates.

  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Excursions
Flying home
Days 17-18

Homeward bound

After a leisurely morning, we transfer to the airport for our flight back to London. Travelling via Hanoi, we arrive on Day 18.

  • Day 17 - Breakfast. In-flight meal.

Please note

Please note that while every departure of this tour will feature the same excursions, the order may differ from that shown above.


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