Cambodia and Vietnam Revealed

 

Uncover your inner explorer amongst the jungle-wreathed
temples of Angkor before embarking on an upgraded itinerary
that encompasses the highlights of captivating Cambodia and vibrant Vietnam, concluding amongst the mesmerising karst peaks of Halong Bay.  

Tour Highlights:  

• Sip Champagne as the sun sets over Angkor  

• Visit the floating villages  

• Cruise Halong Bay in style  

• Dine with Buddhist Nuns  

• Explore Saigons local life  

Hotel Amenities (back to top)
  • Accommodations
  • Meals
  • Tour Guides
  • Transfers
may have an additional fee associated with them.  

Accommodation Categories and Descriptions (back to top)

 

Early check-in and late checkout on request, and subject to availability.  

Specific bedding and/or special requests are fulfilled based on availability and cannot always be guaranteed.  

Specialty Package (Cambodia & Vietnam Revealed 2017) (back to top)

CAMBODIA & VIETNAM REVEALED ESCORTED TOUR PACKAGE 2017 20 Days/19 Nights  

Travel Dates:  

• 03/03/2017 - 03/22/2017  

Package Inclusions:  

• Days 1-2: Fly to Siem Reap Fly overnight to Siem Reap. On arrival you will be accompanied by one of our experienced escorts to the hotel.  

• Day 3: Siem Reap Visit Kampong Kleang, a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, to meet the lovely locals and glimpse a fascinating way of life. Continue to Beng Mealea, a temple lost to the jungle find your inner adventurer as you explore. Eat dinner at the fashionable Nest Angkor Restaurant. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)  

• Day 4: Floating Villages High Water Season (August to February) Cruise to the lesser-visited Kampong Kleang, a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, meeting the lovely locals and glimpsing a fascinating way of life - this is a truly unique experience. Continue to Beng Mealea, a temple lost to the jungle. (Breakfast and Lunch Included) Low Water Season (March to July) Visit a village to meet some of the locals and pop into Khapor High School to learn about the library project.  

• Explore the exquisite temples of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)  

• Day 5: Fly to Phnom Penh Rejuvenate your temple-weary feet with a foot spa treatment this morning. Later fly to Phnom Penh. The 'Pearl of Asia' until it was ravaged by war, Phnom Penh has emerged once again as a captivating city and a cosmopolitan capital. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)  

• Day 6: Discover Phnom Penh See the glittering Royal Palace, the sacred Silver Pagoda and the National Museum - housed in a beautiful traditional- style Khmer building, the relics held within are fascinating.  

• Ascend to hilltop Wat Phnom for picturesque vistas over the city and the Mekong River, and visit Tuol Sleng, a humbling reminder of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge.  

• (Breakfast and Lunch Included)  

• Day 7: A O Show Enjoy a relaxed morning in Phnom Penh before flying to Saigon. This evening enjoy an exquisite dining experience before sitting down to the cultural extravaganza that is the 'A O Show', staged at the magnificent Saigon Opera House.  

• (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)  

• Day 8: Explore Saigon Saigon has evolved from war torn city to thriving metropolis, the powerhouse driving Vietnam towards its ever brighter future. This morning see the French-built Opera House and Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the harrowing War Remnants Museum. This afternoon, take a cyclo tour of Chinatown and enjoy a walking tour of a traditional herbal medicine street, learning about herbs, spices and healing concoctions as you go. Later, ascend to the sky deck of the Bitexco Tower for a cocktail and sunset views.  

• Finally drift gently down the Saigon River on the Lady Hau, dining on delicious cuisine as you soak up the night time views. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)  

• Day 9: Mekong Delta Cruise Set sail through the palm-lined canals of the Mekong Delta in a traditional sampan, passing sleepy towns and stopping to explore markets bursting with fresh produce and innovative home industries. Visit a 19thcentury house, visit a home that produces coconut candy and puffed rice before enjoying a lunch served in a colonial-style villa set in a lush garden by the river. Return to Saigon. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)  

• Day 10: Cu Chi Tunnels Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, part of an elaborate network of excavations used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War.  

• For those feeling brave, you can attempt a section of the tunnels for yourself. Pay a visit to a cricket farm. Return to Saigon before flying to Danang and travelling on to Hoi An. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)  

• Day 11: Explore Hoi An Once an influential port on the Silk Road, Hoi An is a rich fusion of Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European styles - its narrow streets retaining a quirky, old world charm. This morning wander the old streets, visiting Hoi An market, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the elaborate Japanese Bridge before taking tea at the 'Reaching Out' Tea House. This evening, sip cocktails and dine on freshly prepared cuisine as you discover Hoi An's river culture with a sunset cruise along the Thu Bon River. (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)  

• Day 12: Free day Enjoy a day at leisure in Hoi An. (Breakfast included)  

• Day 13: Travel to Hue Travel to Hue. Long considered a seat of culture, Hue is dominated by its immense Imperial Citadel, home of emperors from 1802 to 1945. Take a cruise on the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda, and take part in a Truc Chi workshop, where you'll learn to create art with bamboo paper.  

• (Breakfast and lunch included)  

• Day 14: Discover Hue Enter the grandiose entrance of the Imperial Citadel and explore before heading out, along the river, into Hue's lush surroundings to see Minh Mang's tomb. Lunch will be vegetarian dishes prepared by the nuns of Dong Thuyen Pagoda, before you try your hand at making paper flowers in a village that is known for the art. Later, admire the regal surroundings of the Tha Om Garden House - the owner, Mr Vinh, is a descendant from royalty. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)  

• Day 15: Travel to Hanoi Travel to the airport to fly to Hanoi. Take a walking tour through the old, bustling alleys of the city's Old Quarter before meeting a water puppeteer who will introduce you to this traditional 11th-century art and put on a private water puppet show. You will also be able to get involved in creating the puppets. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)  

• Day 16: Explore Hanoi Hanoi evokes an Asia of the past - European elegance mixed with Asian vibrancy. Spend the morning exploring the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and learning about the life of 'Uncle Ho'.  

• Visit the revered Temple of Literature and the One Pillar Pagoda. Stop for lunch at the characterful Home restaurant, where you'll be served the enchanting flavours of authentic local cuisine. (Breakfast and Lunch Included)  

• Days 17-18: Halong Bay Halong Bay is a vision of beauty to which very little compares. Sail on emerald waters amongst karst peaks aboard your comfortable cruise ship, spending two nights on the water. Rise early to practice Tai Chi on deck as the sun rises, explore Cat Ba Island, swim off hidden beaches and see the very best of this unique and beautiful area.  

• (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner Included)  

• Day 19: Travel to Hanoi Reluctantly return to the jetty and travel back to Hanoi, and enjoy a farewell dinner. (Breakfast and Dinner Included)  

• Day 20: Fly Hanoi to US Fly to the US, arriving home the same or following day. (Breakfast Included)  

Package Minimum Stay: 19 Nights  

Please Note:  

• Included in package:  

• Accommodations  

• Select meals (18 breakfasts, 15 lunches & 7 dinners)  

• Sightseeing with English speaking guide  

• Entrance fees for sights visited  

• Visa fees for US & Canadian passport holders  

Not included in package:  

• Local tipping  

• Personal expenditures  

• Optional excursions or shows  

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

 

Package inclusions are subject to change.  

Miscellaneous Information (back to top)

 

Tipping Guide:  

• On Group Tours, in order to relieve customers to tip individual guides and service providers in each destination a tipping protocol has been established for each tour. Group passengers will contribute to a fund, paid at the beginning of the tour in US dollars. The National Escort will distribute the appropriate amounts throughout the trip to local Guides and Drivers. Amounts subject to change. This Guide is not for Private or Concierge Tours. Tip cost for this tour is $90.00 per person.