12D11N Charm of Vietnam and Cambodia

Charm of Vietnam and Cambodia

12 Days/11 Nights from $2260

p.p. twin share
including taxes
Hanoi - Halong Bay - Danang - Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel - Siem Reap

Day 1: Sydney/Melbourne - Hanoi
Departure from Sydney/ Melbourne via Vietnam, upon arrival in Noi Bai International airport, you will be greeted by our representative and be transferred to hotel for check in. Free at leisure. Overnight in Hanoi.

Day 2: Hanoi - Halong Bay - Overnight on Cruise
08:00 – 08:30 Pick-up at hotel and start the scenic, 3 and ½ hour drive to Halong Bay.
12:30 – 13:00 Embark on V’Spirit Classic Cruise followed by a short cruise briefing.
13:30 – 14:30 Savor a delectable lunch as V’Spirit Classic cruises among the limestone islands.
15:00 – 16:00 Explore the amazing Sung Sot Cave – the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay.
16:00 – 17:00 Cruising to Titov island. Go swimming and relaxing at the beach of Titov or climb up to the top of the island for a panorama view of Halong Bay.
17:00 – 17:30 Return to the main boat and continue cruising to the quiet area while enjoy beautiful seascape on the way.
17:30 – 19:00 Enjoy Sunset Party on sundeck and admire the best moments of the day when the sun starts to set.
19:00 Dinner is served. Socialize with other guests, take part in board games, fish for squid, or just laze around. Overnight on board. (B / L / D)

Day 3: Halong Bay - Hanoi
06:30 – 07:15 Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
07:30 – 08:30 Have breakfast on board and enjoy the peaceful morning of Halong Bay.
09:00 – 10:00 Kayak among the hidden areas of the bay, around the Bo Nau area.
10:15 Return to the boat. Freshen up and check out of your cabin.
10:15 – 11:00 Continue your cruise exploring the Bay, passing Ba Hang fishing village, Dog Islet, and more.
11:00 – 12:15 While heading back to the harbor, watch the fruit carving demonstration and participate in the Cooking Class before enjoying a traditional Vietnamese lunch.
12:15 – 12:30 Disembark V’Spirit Classic.
12:30 – 13:00 Transfer back to Hanoi. Arrive Hanoi around at 17:00. Then you are free. Overnight in Hanoi. (B / L)

*Details cruise program will be update upon confirmation. Anyway it still can change prior to departure date without notification due the weather or quay policy.

Optional Activity: Hanoi Evening Street Food Tour
This tour into the Old Quarter will begin from your hotel in the early evening. Your English-speaking local guide will give you an insight into the intricacies and traditions of Vietnamese food culture, including details on ingredients and historical backgrounds of popular northern dishes. Walk through the maze of bustling streets that is Hanoi’s Old Quarter, and tempt your tastebuds with the famed Hanoi dish Banh Cuon at a local eatery. Watch as the skilled chefs demonstrate to you how this tasty dish is put together. Continuing onwards, wander past street stalls and quiet residential lanes where you can discover how the local’s live in the old quarter. Afterwards you will stop at the barbeque stalls. Settle down with the locals and sample various meat, vegetable and bread specialties grilled over hot coals for extra flavour. The search for dessert will bring you down to a small alley, here you will find fruit served in a cup and smothered with crushed iced and condensed milk – this speciality is one not to be missed! Your local guide will then take you to one of Hanoi’s best kept secrets, a hidden street food restaurant to taste top ten street foods in Hanoi include Banh My Hanoi, Vietnamese Rice Wine and famous Egg Coffee along with many other specialties. Follow these delicious meals with an ice cold local beer. Your trip ends in the middle of the old quarter and you will continue onwards to discover Hanoi by night at your own leisure, or the tour guide can arrange a taxi for you to go back to your hotel (taxi not included). Inclusions: English speaking tour guide, all food and drink as mentioned above.

Day 4: Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An
After breakfast at hotel, you will transfer to airport for your fight to Danang. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel in Hoian. Stop en route to visit the Marble Mountain and Stone village. The rest of the afternoon is yours at leisure to explore the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoian. Overnight in Hoian. (B)

Day 5: Hoi An
Today you are free for your own exploration in Hoian. Overnight in Hoian. (B)

Optional tour to My Son Depart early this morning and travel to My Son (approx. 1 hour), a UNESCO World Heritage site located 40km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Cham people, and is believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. The ruins of My Son were built between the 7th to 13th century BC and are located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the sides of which are covered in thick jungle. Hon Quap (Cat's Tooth Mountain) overlooks the site, its crooked peak mimicked by the architecture of some temples' roofs. These mountains are the source of the Thu Bon River, a holy river which flows through the site. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant and after the day’s tour, be transferred back to the hotel in Hoi An. Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel to My Son Holy Land, English speaking tour guide.

Day 6: Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City
After breakfast you will be transferred to nearby Da Nang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City - a bustling metropolis located in the south of the country. Upon arrival you will be picked up and transferred to your hotel accommodation. The rest of the day is at leisure to discover Ho Chi Minh City. (B)

Day 7: Ho Chi Minh City - Cu Chi Tunnel
After breakfast at hotel, we will visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels. Once upon a time, the tunnel system stretched over 250km from Saigon to the Cambodian border and was three levels deep. The network included innumerable trap doors, specially constructed living areas, storage facilities, weapons factories, field hospitals, command centres and kitchens. Today the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction providing visitors with a unique experience and a feel of what underground life was like during the U.S and Vietnam War. In the afternoon, you are free. Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. (B)

Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City
Today you are free for your own exploration in .Overnight in Ho Chi Minh. (B)

Optional tours: Mekong Delta Day tour
This morning after breakfast be picked up from the hotel and travel to the city of My Tho (approx. 1.5 hours) on the banks of the Mekong. Upon arrival board a motor boat and cruise along the Mekong River. The boat will take you to Xep Canal, a lovely place where you can escape the traffic of the main river. Here you will cruise under coconut trees before arriving at a small islet. Disembark and walk around a small local village. Stop at a local family's home to enjoy tropical fruit, honey tea and wine and listen to traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Afterwards continue onwards to another islet where a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be prepared by a local family (included). In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City and your hotel accommodation. Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel, English speaking tour guide, Mekong River boat trip, lunch, honey tea and honey wine, seasonal fruits, traditional music performance.

Day 9: Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap
After breakfast free at leisure till transfer to airport for your flight to Siem Reap. Welcome to Siem Reap! Your tour begins when you are warmly welcomed by our English Speaking Guide at Siem Reap International Airport. After you have collected your luggage he will then take you to your hotel for check in. Then you are free. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B)

Day 10: Siem Reap
After breakfast, enjoy a full day excursion to discover Angkor Thom and Temples. Firstly, you will visit the wonderful Angkor Thom (the Great City) including the Southern Gate, famous Bayon temple (12th century in the centre of city remains one the most enigmatic temples of the Angkor group composed of 54 gothic towers decorated with 216 smiling faces of Avalokitesvara. Baphuon temple is lying just to the north of Bayon a pyramidal representation of mythical Mont Meru. Terrace of Elephants used as a giant reviewing stand for public ceremonies and served as a base for the king’s grand audience hall ; Terrace of the Leper King a platform 7m high, with statue. Visit to Ta Prohm. One of the area’s most beautiful temples, Ta Prohm has been left relatively untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Its appeal lies in the fact that, unlike the other monuments of Angkor, it was abandoned and swallowed by the jungle, looking very much the ways most of the Angkor temples appeared when European explorers first stumbled upon them. Afternoon, it is time to visit the wonderful Angkor Wat Temples – one of the seven greatest architectural wonders of the world, as a temple and mausoleum for King Suryavarman II at the peak of the Khmer empire in the first half of 12th. Angkor Wat is probably the best-preserved of the Angkorean temples, with a central tower surrounded by four smaller towers. The central monument represents the mythical Mount Meru, the holy mountain at the centre of the universe, which was home to the Hindu God Vishnu. The whole complex covers 81 hectares, a rectangular wall measuring 1025 meters by 800 meters borders the inner edge of the moat, and temple's greatest sculptural treasure is its 2 km-long bas-reliefs around the walls. In the late afternoon, visit to the Phnom Bakheng temple, is the first temple in Angkor region build by the Yacovarman I King in the first of 9th century, located on a slope gently hill where thousands tourist are grouping on the hilltop to catch a memorable time of life when viewing the marvellous sunset, the distant Angkor Wat in the jungle. Evening is your free time for walking at busy pub street. Pop up at a bar for cool drink or shopping at Angkor Night Market. Overnight in Siem Reap (B)

Day 11: Siem Reap
Today you are free for your own exploration in Siem Reap. Overnight in Siem Reap. (B)

Day 12: Siem Reap - Sydney/Melbourne
After breakfast free at leisure till transfer to airport for return flight back home. We hope you have brought home find memories of Vietnam! (B)

Group Size (Min.2 people) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*)
Price per person/ twin share $2,260 $2,640
Single Supplement $540 $680

Triple Room (2ADL+1CHD) & Family Room (2ADL+2CHD)
Group Size (Min.3 per person) Standard Class (3*) Superior Class (4*)
Price per person/ triple share $2,130 $2,490

  • Interstate Surcharge: Brisbane/ Adelaide/ Perth $300 (Flight may be via Sydney or Melbourne with Vietnam Airlines).
  • Stay Behind/ Early Arrival Surcharge: From $200 subject to availability & applicable fare difference.
  • Pre/Post Tour Accommodation (inc. breakfast): From $100/ person/twin room, $200/person/single room
  • Airlines Upgrage:
    • Airfare upgrade to Deluxe Economy Class surcharge: $800
    • Airfare upgrade to Business Class surcharge: $2400
      (Flight with Vietnam Airlines the new Dreamliner 787)

High Season Surcharge from 08 Dec 2019 to 15 Jan 2020

Price includes:
  • Airfares (international and domestic)
  • 10 nights’ shared Accommodation in twin/double room with daily breakfast at the below indicated room types (see hotel category list below) (check in and check out around noontime)
  • 01 night / 2 days on cruise in Halong Bay (share cruise shared cabin of twin/double)
  • All transfers and transportation with air-con vehicles (types of vehicles depending on the number of pax) except transfer Hanoi – Halong – Hanoi by shuttle bus.
  • Local ENGLISH speaking guides
    - Hanoi: 01 guide. Trip to Halong use guide inhouse of cruise
    - Hue - Hoian: 01 guide
    - Ho Chi Minh: 01 guide
    - Siem Reap: 01 guide
  • Seat in coach tour:, half day tour Cu Chi tunnel
  • Meals as indicated in the program (Vietnamese Local food):
    - Daily breakfast at the hotel
    - 01 lunch + 01 dinner + 1 brunch on cruise in Halong Bay
    - 01 lunch in Cu Chi
  • 02 bottles of mineral water per person per day on bus on days of transfer and sightseeing only
  • Meals as per the itinerary
    (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Price excludes:
  • Meals (other than mentioned in the program)
  • Drinks
  • Visas to Vietnam
  • Entrance fee to Hoian town
  • Mineral water beyond that supplied
  • Tips
  • Early check in or late check out
  • Insurances
  • Optional excursions and activities
  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation
  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)
  • Peak season surcharges if any
  • All not mentioned above
Tour hotels (or similar):
  • Hanoi: La Suite hotel (3*), Church Boutique (4*)
  • Halong Bay: V’Spirit Cruise (3*), V’Spirit Cruise (4*)
  • Hoi An: Kiman (3*), Belle Maison Hadana (4*)
  • Sai Gon: Liberty Park View (3*), Nothern (4*)
  • Siem Reap: Mother Home Inn (3*), Memoire Siem Reap (4*)
Please Note:
  • For air ticket reservations, we require the guests’ full names AS THEY APPEAR IN THEIR PASSPORTS. Airfares and reservations are always subject to change until paid in full and ticketed.
  • Airfares are subject to increase without prior notice.
  • Please be advised that prices will be adjusted periodically in case of fuel price increase by our suppliers.
  • This is a quotation only and neither reservations for services nor hotel bookings have been made.
Important Notice:
  • Most Museums are closed on Mondays and partly on Fridays and some public holidays.
  • The Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum in Hanoi is closed every Monday and Friday and during the entire months of September and October. The Ho Chi Minh Residence in Hanoi is closed every Monday and Friday.
  • Notre-Dame Cathedral closed for renovation for 3 years.
  • Please note that cyclo rides are subject to government approval.
  • Certain parts of the tours on offer are provided by independent third parties, such as airlines, hotels, transport operators and local tourist offices. VN Holidays is therefore not responsible for any loss, injury or damage caused thereby to the tourists, including those occurring outside of the normal touring programmers. Additional expenses incurred due to delay, accident, natural disaster, political actions and unrest shall be borne by the tourists.
  • We advise that due to frequent flight changes, delays and cancellations by the various domestic airlines and trains we cannot fully guarantee that the proposed itinerary can be carried out as planned. Based on our experience, changes of departure times and/ or cancellations can occur at very short notice even after confirmation of a flight has been received. The same applies for train travel: Schedule changes occur frequently; often without prior notification. In case of schedule changes or flight cancellations we always try everything possible to arrange an alternate programme within the framework of the original quoted costs. However, we reserve the right to charge any cost exceeding the original budget to the tour operator/ travel agent or to the participant of a tour after consultation with the agent.
  • Programmers, prices, services and conditions are based on those valid at the time of proposal submission and are subject to change thereafter without advance notice until all services have been paid in full.
  • We strongly advise to leave valuable items (money, passport, credit cards, jewellers, sensitive documents, laptop computer, etc.) in the hotel safe. During excursions and roundtrips, personal belongings, especially money and valuables should NEVER be left on vehicles, even during short breaks, and carried around at all times. VN Holidays is not responsible for any loss or theft.
  • Vietnam being a developing country is in full process of upgrading its infrastructure. Therefore, driving overland can be cumbersome due to ongoing road constructions.

* Conditions apply. Minnimum 2 person travelling together. Price based on twin share or double bedded room .

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