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Discover the delights of Cambodia and Vietnam from an in-depth exploration of the temples of Angkor to an overnight junk cruise on Halong Bay. With this itinerary, ancient history and spectacular scenery combine to create one of our most popular tours.
– Discover the incredible temples of Angkor
– Wander the boulevards of charming Phnom Penh
– Experience bustling Saigon
– Embrace the old-world ambience of Hoi An
– Drift on emerald waters of Halong Bay
– Explore the charming city of Hanoi
Days 1-2: Fly to Siem Reap
Fly overnight to Siem Reap. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 3: Tonle Sap
Spend the morning experience life on the water in the floating village of Kampong Kleang. From here continue to Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple completely overrun by the jungle.
Day 4: Explore Angkor Wat
The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. Begin at Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle continuing to the city of Angkor Thom to reach the enigmatic Bayon, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat.
Day 5: Discover Phnom Penh
Fly to Phnom Penh, a city of airy boulevards and colonial villas. Visit the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before admiring the artefacts at the lovely National Museum.
Day 6: Fly to Saigon
Visit the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum before climbing up to the hilltop Wat Phnom. Fly to Saigon.
Day 7: Chu Chi Tunnels
Get to grips with the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Later, see the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum before finishing at the lively Ben Thanh Market.
Day 8: Mekong Delta
Pop down to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the mighty Mekong. This area is known as the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing huge amounts of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Return to Saigon.
Day 9: Explore Saigon
The exuberant city of Saigon is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. See the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda. Fly on to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO listed town of Hoi An.
Day 10: Journey to Hoi An
Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO listed Hoi An, with a stop at the Marble Mountains en route. Take a walking tour of this laidback and wilfully traditional town to see the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a local pagoda and the bustling market.
Days 11-12: Explore Hue
Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking a scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam’s dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. The next day, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tombs of Emperors Khai Dinh and Minh Mang. Move on to a beautiful old maison that has been transformed into a Truc Chi workshop, where you’ll learn to create art with bamboo paper. Continue to visit the imposing Imperial Citadel.
Day 13: Hanoi Cyclo
Fly to Hanoi this morning. This afternoon take a thrilling cyclo ride through the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake.
Days 14-15: Halong Bay Junk Cruise
Spend two days aboard a traditionally designed junk cruising amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Spend the night on the boat before returning to Hanoi where you will see the famous water puppets show.
Days 16 -17: Fly Hanoi to UK
Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, and take a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Transfer to the airport for an overnight flight home.
Your accommodation is selected for convenience of location, comfort or character, and can range from a business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. In more remote areas, accommodation may be of a lower standard and may not have all western amenities.
– Return international flights
– All Accommodation
– All meals: 11 breakfasts, 14 lunches and 15 dinners
– All transportation & transfers
– All sightseeing & entrance fees
– English speaking National Escort & local guides
– Visa fees for UK & EU 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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Coaches: Coaches with air conditioning are used on our group tours for city sightseeing, short excursions to the countryside and longer transfers where necessary. However, mini buses may be used for smaller groups (under 10 passengers).
Planes: Internal flights are based on economy class, with reputable airlines.
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.
Most Wendy Wu groups consist of 10 travellers or more and will be accompanied by a national escort. There will usually be no more than 28 travellers in each group although you may encounter other Wendy Wu tour groups while you are travelling.
This tour has a Level 1 fitness rating. This means that 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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