Travel 2 Touring 18/19

ASIA

Hanoi

2

Halong Bay 1

VIETNAM

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Hue

1

1

1

Danang

LAOS

Hoi An

2

1

1

CAMBODIA

2

1

SMALL GROUP TOUR

1

Phnom Penh

2

Cu Chi

Ho Chi Minh (Saigon)

3

PRICES FROM £1969pp

Mekong Delta

1

1

INCLUDED TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Glide through Phnom Penh’s fascinating streets on a cyclo ride • Escape the crowds by entering Angkor Wat’s seldom-used eastern gate before dawn. Explore by torchlight, something few travellers get to experience, before watching the sun rise majestically over Angkor Wat’s spires • Meet the inspiring children with disabilities that run the Healing the Wounded Heart shop in Hue LAND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1 L ND RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND AIR RAIL NIGHTS STAYED 1 LAND CRUISE NIGHTS STAYED 1

14 day Cambodia & Vietnam Explorer Phnom Penh • Siem Reap • Temples of Angkor • Ho Chi Minh City • Mekong Delta • Hue • Hoi An • Halong Bay • Hanoi

Day 1: Arrive Phnom Penh Upon arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. That night, meet your Tour Leader (or local guide) and the rest of the group in the hotel reception, for welcome drinks and tour briefing. Sunway Hotel (2 nights) Day 2: Phnom Penh After breakfast, set-out for a day of discoveries. Begin by visiting Central Market by Cyclo, Tuol Sleng Museum and The Killing Fields of Choeng Ek, for an insight into the insanity of the Pol Pot era and the country’s tragic history. After lunch, explore the Royal Palace and its famous landmark, the Silver Pagoda. (B) Day 3: Siem Reap Transfer to the airport for your short flight to Siem Reap, home to the Temples of Angkor, a UNESCO World Heritage site. On arrival, travel to the edge of Tonle Sap Lake, the second largest freshwater lake in the world. (B) Somadevi Angkor (2 nights) Day 4: Temples of Angkor The Temples of Angkor represent 6 hundred years of Khmer civilisation – one of Asia’s greatest empires. You will dedicate the whole day to exploring the most magnificent of the Angkor Temples. (BD) Day 5: Siem Reap - Ho Chi Minh City Transfer to the airport for your onward flight to Saigon. Saigon is Vietnam’s commercial capital and a city of extraordinary energy. Nowhere is Vietnam’s rush to modernise more visible. Despite this, Saigon, as it is still known, as a friendly and welcoming place. (B) Northern Hotel (3 nights) Day 6: Cu Chi Tunnels and City Tour In the morning, travel to the remarkable Cu Chi Tunnels located in an area known, during the Vietnam War, as the ‘iron triangle’. In the afternoon, spend some time at the comprehensive and emotive War Remnants Museum and walk through the heart of the city seeing the Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office and nearby Dong Khoi Street. (BL)

Day 7: Mekong Delta In the morning, travel south from Ho Chi Minh City, to the Mekong Delta. Known as the ‘Rice Bowl’ of Vietnam, the Delta is the most fertile region in the country and the area is the main producer of rice and tropical fruits. (BL) Day 8: Ho Chi Minh City to Hue Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hue. Located on the banks of the perfume River, Hue was Vietnam’s capital throughout the Nguyen Dynasty and is a centre of Vietnamese Buddhism and scholarship. (B) Saigon Morin Hotel Day 9: Hue to Hoi An In the morning, drive south to the beautiful town of Hoi An via the spectacular Hai Van Pass. This drive is considered one of the most beautiful in Vietnam. (B) Hoi An Histroic Hotel (2 nights) Day 10: Hoi An The day will be free for you to explore Hoi An with its many clothing shops, colourful fish market and river life. (B) Day 11: Hoi An - Halong Bay This morning rise early for your transfer to the airport for the flight north to Haiphong or Hanoi. Upon arrival, your journey will take you north-east to Halong City, the gateway to Halong Bay. (BLD) Overnight on boat Day 12: Halong Bay - Hanoi Rise early to make the most of Halong Bay’s stunning scenery. Continue your exploration and discover what makes this area so unique, disembark after brunch. This afternoon enjoy a street food tour of the Old Quarter in Hanoi. * Brunch (B*) The Ann Hotel (2 nights) Day 13: Hanoi Begin your discovery of Hanoi at Hoa Lo, Hanoi Hilton Prison. Continue with a walking tour of the Ols Quarter and a visit of the Temple of Literature. After Lunch visit Ba Dinh Square and the Ho Chi Minh Quarter. (BD) Day 14: Depart Hanoi Your tour will come to an end on day 14, but just think of all the wonderful stories you will take home. A transfer will take you to the airport for your onward travels. (B)

TOUR DETAILS

£1969 per person

PRICES FROM:

PRICES INCLUDE • 12 nights’ hotel accommodation, 1 overnight cruise • Meals as specified: 12 breakfasts, 1 brunch, 3 lunches, 3 dinners • 4 regional flights, transport in air- conditioned vehicles (tuk tuk touring at Angkor), small group touring and entrance fees • English-speaking tour leader • Return transfers, all tipping and porterage

DEPARTURES Most Tuesdays Jan - Dec

TOUR STYLE: Small Group

GROUP SIZE: 16 max

PHYSICAL DEMAND:

ACCOMMODATION LEVEL: 3 - 5 stars

Overnight hotels are subject to change. Should they vary from those shown in the itinerary, the alternative accommodation provided will always be of a similar standard.

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