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From spectacular Halong Bay and the treasures of old Hanoi, travel the length of this beautiful country, through Hue and Hoi An to the bright lights of Saigon, experiencing authentic Vietnam all the way. Then, embark on a four-night cruise on the Mekong, relaxing onboard as you as you witness life on the river, ending up in Cambodia to explore Phnom Penh and magnificent Angkor
– A cyclo tour of Hanoi’s Old Quarter
– Practice Tai Chi on Halong Bay
– A royal dining experience in Hue
– Stroll across the breathtaking ‘Golden Bridge’ of Danang
– Learn ancient farming techniques in Hoi An
– A sunset cruise on the moat of Angkor Thom
– A night at Cambodia’s famous Phare Circus
– Local market visit and cooking class
Fly overnight to Hanoi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Spend the morning exploring the sights of Hanoi today, with the Ho Chi Minh quarter, Mausoleum, Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and more.
Stay overnight on a traditionally designed boat on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn’t hard to see why it is one of Vietnam’s most popular destinations.
Rise early to watch the sun rise over the bay, and enjoy an invigorating session of Tai Chi. Transfer back to Hanoi and fly to Hue, Vietnam’s imperial capital.
This morning visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City at the heart of Hue, once the home of Vietnam’s emperors. Cruise on the picturesque Perfume River and admire the Thien Mu Pagoda.
Step en-route at Ba Na Hills to visit the Golden Bridge, a beautiful bridge held by gigantic stone hands with panoramic views.
Head out into Hoi An’s verdant surroundings to Tra Que, where you’ll see the local farmers at work, tending lush gardens of vegetables and herbs. Join a local family for lunch and a cooking demonstration.
Explore Saigon on your own.
The exuberant city of Saigon is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but it is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage.
Head out of the city to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels, a network of underground passageways used by the Viet Cong during the war.
Drive via Can Tho to board the Victoria Mekong and cast off into the waters of the Delta.
Explore Tiger Island and its local industries by either sampan or electric bike, before continuing your upstream journey to visit a floating market and local museum.
Continue your cruise, with shore excursions around Tan Chau including a stop at a Cao Dai temple, silk village and options to see the Tra Su Forest.
Leave the ship behind this morning, and board a cyclo. Exploring Phnom Penh with stops at the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and the National Museum.
Reflect on the history of the city with a visit to the Tuol Sleng Museum and Killing Fields, locations that provide chilling reminders of the Khmer Rouge regime.
Journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor’s treasures.
High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Enjoy a morning cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Phluk and observing the way of life of these lake communities.
Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Visit Chong Kneas floating village. Return to Siem Reap to enjoy a rollicking performance of the Phare Cambodian Circus.
Travel by tuk-tuk to a cooking lesson, where you will learn to prepare traditional Khmer dishes.
You’ll spend 19 nights in 3+/4/4+ accommodations
Dining in the Dark
Place your trust in your other senses on a fun ‘dining in the dark’ experience at Noir, a Saigon restaurant that works with local people who are blind or visually-impaired.
Siem Reap Cooking Class
Jump aboard a tuk tuk to journey through the bustling streets of Siem Reap to a cooking class, where you’ll learn all the skills you need to prepare several Khmer specialities.
Angkor Thom Sunset Cruise
After a day of exploration relax as you float on the gentle waters of the moat of Angkor Thom, seeing the old walled city from a different perspective and savouring the beauty of a peaceful sunset.
– All international airfares
– All domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
– 4* accommodation
– All meals: 19 breakfasts, 17 lunches and 19 dinners
– Entrance fees, guides and daily tours
– visa fees for UK passport holders
The Victoria Mekong is the greenest ship on the Mekong River blending state-of-the-art eco-credentials with four-star comfort and superior service.
With just 35 passenger cabins you are guaranteed a genuine ‘small ship’ experience. Spacious, stylish staterooms all come with floor to ceiling windows, private balcony and individually controlled air conditioning and on board you’ll find an infinity pool, spa, gym, movie room, games room, boutique and even mini golf.
All excursions and on-board entertainment are included for the duration of your Mekong cruise as are all meals local beers, soft drinks and house wine with dinner.
Staterooms and Suites
Relx in some of the most spacious staterooms on the Mekong River. Spacious oases of modern tranquillity furnished in natural wood with a muted palette of soothing earth tones, choose from Deluxe Staterooms located on either the River Deck or Panorama Deck and spacious aft-facing VIP Suites on the ship’s Panorama Deck.
All rooms feature:
– Panoramic French window, leading to private balcony
– Bathrooms with rain shower and branded quality fittings
– Bathrobes and slippers
– Branded amenities
– Refillable aluminium water bottles
– Central AC with individual control
– Imported linens with duvet and two kinds of pillows
– Premium mattresses
– Convertible bed configuration
– Welcome flower arrangement and welcome gift
– Multi-configuration plugs & USB ports
– Free Wi-Fi access in rooms
– Generous closet space and under-bed storage
– Hair dryer
– Daily/nightly turndown service
– 24h laundry service
– Complimentary evening canapés
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These tours are designed for those who wish to see the iconic sites and magnificent treasures of South-east Asia on an excellent value group tour whilst travelling with like-minded people. The tours are on a fully-inclusive basis so you’ll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of. You will be accompanied by our dedicated and professional National Escorts and local guides, whose unparalleled knowledge will turn your holiday into an unforgettable experience.
The maximum number of people per group on this tour is 18
This tour has a physical rating of 1. A reasonable level of fitness is required but it’s more about spending time on your feet rather than covering large distances. You’ll be getting on and off coaches and boats, walking around the sights and climbing some steps.
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