Highlights of Vietnam, Cambodia & Luxury Mekong

Discover the wonders of Halong Bay, Cambodia and the heaven on earth that is Angkor Wat on a 17 day tour including a luxury river cruise along the Mekong.

19 Days
Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City
From (GBP)
£ 7,390
£ 6,689
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2018/2019 Hanoi > Ho Chi Minh City

Travel in the footsteps of artists and kings

Few things in life inspire complete awe. Weaving through the intricate limestone karsts and islets of World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay is one of them.
Begin your travels in bustling Hanoi. A place that manages to leap forward whilst still maintaining a deep connection to the past; discover secret places that make this city the artistic and cultural capital of Vietnam. The wonders of Ha Long Bay will thrill, before you travel to Cambodia to explore the heaven on earth that is Angkor Wat and embark on your Mekong river cruise. Journey from quaint upriver stilt houses to the allure of Phnom Penh, before cruising back into Vietnam.
Tour Map
Tour Code:
DIHH
Duration:
19 days
Departure City:
Hanoi
Return City:
Ho Chi Minh City

19 Day Itinerary

  1. Day 1 - Depart UK

    Fly from a choice of UK airports on selected airlines, including Emirates via Dubai, from London Heathrow, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle.  Alternatively, Singapore Airlines via Singapore from London Heathrow or Manchester.

  2. Day 2 - Hanoi

    Welcome to Hanoi, the capital of a vibrant Vietnam. Enjoy the day at leisure and settle into an overnight Special Stay. Tonight meet your Scenic Tour Director at your welcome briefing and dinner. (Double entry Vietnamese Visa is required)

    Meals Included: Dinner

  3. Day 3 - Hanoi > Halong Bay Cruise

    Journey to Halong Bay and board the elegant Au Co for an awe-inspiring special two night cruise through the picturesque waters of this spectacular World Heritage-listed icon.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. Day 4 - Halong Bay Cruise

    Begin the day with a Tai Chi lesson. Later, visit Cat Ba Island before cruising deeper into the National Park.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  5. Day 5 - Halong Bay Cruise > Hanoi

    Disembark and return to Hanoi. Later, on your cyclo ride, discover the maze of back streets throughout the Old Quarter.

    After attending Hanoi’s famous water puppets show, learn the secrets behind this illusionary piece of theatre thanks to your special backstage pass.

    Tonight choose to dine at KOTO on Van Mieu, or La Terrace at Sofitel. Alternatively, sample Ly Club.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  6. Day 6 - Hanoi > Siem Reap

    Visit the History Museum and Hoa Lo Prison, or partake in an authentic cooking class. Alternatively visit Ho Chi Minh Quarter and Mausoleum, including a visit to the Temple of Literature.

    Return to Hanoi for your flight to Siem Reap and your three night Special Stay.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  7. Day 7 - Siem Reap

    Begin the day with a visit to the colossal Angkor Wat, before exploring at Angkor Thom and the multi-faced Bayon Temple.  See the Elephant Terrace before enjoying your refreshing Khmer lunch. Later visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm Temple as seen in the film Tomb Raider.

    Take your reserved seat at the colourful Cambodian Circus, Phare.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

  8. Day 8 - Siem Reap

    Marvel at sunrise over the magnificent Angkor Wat before moving to a special location for a champagne breakfast with food prepared by an NGO supported local bakery school.

    Discover the temple of Banteay Srei and visit the Landmine Museum or explore Beng Mealea temples and the Artisans D’Angkor Handicraft Centre. Alternatively, cruise on Tonle Sap (seasonal) to view the floating villages or take a tethered balloon ride (weather dependent) to experience the spectacular aerial view above Angkor Wat.

    Be wowed by a magical themed gala dinner at an Angkor temple, with included free flow drinks and a show featuring Apsara dancers in front of candle lit temple ruins.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

  9. Day 9 - Siem Reap > Mekong Cruise

    Discover the rural side of Cambodia on your drive to Kampong Cham where Scenic Spirit awaits, with stops at the Khmer bridge, Kampong Thom and a stone cutters village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. Day 10 - Wat Hanchey > Kampong Cham

    Walk (or drive) to the top of Wat Hanchey, an ancient hilltop pagoda and monastery to meet the resident novice monks. Sail downstream to Kampong Cham.

    Learn about the history of the area with a visit to Phnom Pros (Man Hill) and then Wat Nokor. Alternatively explore the ecotourism village of Cheung Kok or spend your time visiting a rubber plantation factory and beetle nut village.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  11. Day 11 - Kampong Tralach > Oudong > Kho Chen

    Arrive in Kampong Tralach and experience an ox cart ride through a local village and fields. Board your coach to the ancient capital of Oudong to visit the impressive pagoda and monastery to observe the lifestyle of the resident monks and nuns.

    Receive a blessing from a monk and learn how to pray in a Buddhist pagoda before partaking in a ceremony, which contributes to the daily meal of the resident nuns and monks.

    Later sail down Tonle River and wander through the silversmith village of Kho Chen.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  12. Day 12 - Phnom Penh

    Journey to the Killing Fields and tour Tuol Sleng, or join a hands-on Khmer cooking demonstration. Alternatively, by Tuk Tuk explore Phnom Penh’s colonial buildings and Central Market.

    Immerse yourself in the historically celebrated luxury of Raffles, Hotel Le Royal. Enjoy a guided history tour followed by an indulgent high tea prepared in front of you by the hotel’s chefs, all whilst sipping on your signature cocktail named in honour of Jacqueline Kennedy. Choose to retire to the Elephant Bar for happy hour before returning to the ship viewing the floodlit Independence Monument en-route.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  13. Day 13 - Phnom Penh > Tan Chau

    Marvel at the Royal Palace, with the famous Silver Pagoda within, on your included visit to this must-see attraction. The afternoon is at your leisure to take advantage of the facilities of the most luxurious ship on the Mekong as you set sail for the border. Celebrate arriving in Vietnam with your themed evening dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  14. Day 14 - Tan Chau

    Visit the farmers on Evergreen Island and enjoy a ride in a Xe Loi. Alternatively visit the Tay An temple located at the foot of Sam mountain and visit a family-operated fish farm or visit Tra Su Bird Sanctuary.

    Whilst sailing to Sa Dec take the time to sip a cocktail by the pool or enjoy the solitude on your private balcony.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  15. Day 15 - Sa Dec > Cai Be

    Immerse yourself in the historic town of Sa Dec and explore its lively market. Stop for tea at the home of Mr Huynh Thuy Le who inspired Marguerite Duras’ novel L’Amant.

    Visit Cai Be before stopping at local cottage industries and a traditional house in the area. Alternatively savour afternoon tea at a French colonial house or choose to stay on board for your special Freechoice activity.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. Day 16 - Mekong Cruise > Ho Chi Minh City

    Drive to Ho Chi Minh City and enjoy an orientation tour around your hotel before your two night Special Stay, at the elegant Park Hyatt Saigon.

    Enjoy a Vespa foodie tour of Saigon by night or enjoy a meal in the surroundings of an old French colonial house. Alternatively dine at Restaurant Nineteen, Square One or Di Mai Restaurant.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  17. Day 17 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels and learn about the underground labyrinth of war-time passageways. Visit the Reunification Palace and War Museum before attending tonight’s farewell dinner.

    Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  18. Day 18 - Ho Chi Minh City

    Depart with many cherished memories and transfer to the airport for your flight home with your chosen airline.

    Meals Included: Breakfast

  19. Day 19 - Arrive UK

    Welcome home.

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