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DAY 1: ARRIVE IN HANOI Land in Hanoi where you meet your local guide and transfer to your hotel. Explore the mix of Chinese and French influences; head to teahouses, restaurants, street stalls; and enjoy Hoan Kiem Lake. Overnight stay. DAY 2: HANOI SIGHTSEEING Visit Hang Be Market before taking your walking tour of Buddhist temples and colonial architecture in the Old Quarter. Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda, and Hanoi’s first university, then relax and enjoy a special Hanoi coffee made from egg yolk and sugar. Overnight in Hanoi. DAY 3: HA LONG BAY Depart for Ha Long Bay - a UNESCO World Heritage site with thousands of tall, limestone islands. Board your boat to see the bay’s spectacular stone caves and arches, and enjoy seafood for lunch and dinner as you cruise. Overnight on board. DAY 4: HA LONG BAY AND HOI AN Today, you see the more isolated limestone formations of the bay before transferring to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. Meet with your local guide on arrival and transfer to your Hoi An hotel. Enjoy Asian and European cuisines before your overnight stay. DAY 5: HOI AN See Japanese Bridge and Phung Hung Old House, before visiting Reaching Out Tea House for drinks and biscuits. Visit a family in Cam Thanh, then, take a bamboo basket boat along Thu Bon River with cocktails and snacks. Overnight stay in Hoi An. DAY 6: HO CHI MINH CITY After breakfast, transfer to Danang for a short flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Check in before dining on rice and noodle dishes and exploring your new destination.
DAY 8: CAI BE AND CAN THO Visit the canal of Cai Thia, before joining a cycling tour. Take a boat trip to a local house for lunch, and then sail along Cay Da canal to explore the area further. Transfer to Can Tho by road and check in at your hotel. DAY 9: CAI RANG AND CHAU DOC Transfer to Ninh Kieu Quay and board your cruise ship to Cai Rang Floating Market with on-board breakfast. Sail along the streams of Can Tho and disembark for your private car to Chau Doc. En-route, cruise through Tra Su Forest and see flowers and animals before your overnight stay in Chau Doc. DAY 10: PHNOM PENH Board the boat to Phnom Penh and check in. See the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda and emerald-encrusted Buddhas, before visiting Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a prison under Pol Pot’s rule. Overnight stay. DAY 11: PHNOM PENH AND KOH DACH This morning, enjoy a cruise to the island of Koh Dach. See traditional silk weaving, take a bike ride and have lunch before returning to Phnom Penh. End the day exploring Russian Market and dine on herbs, jasmine rice and dipping sauces. Overnight stay. DAY 12: SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport for your short flight to Siem Reap, where your guide takes you to your hotel. Siem Reap is popular for spas, shops and restaurants, and you can see Phare The Cambodian Circus or try liqueur at Sombai distillery. Overnight stay. DAY 13: ANGKOR WAT AND BANTEAY SREI Visit Angkor Wat - a 12th-century UNESCO World Heritage site. In the afternoon, go to Banteay Srei, which is famous for its pink- hued temple, craft workshops and Ta Prohm monastery. Overnight in Siem Reap. DAY 14: ANGKOR THOM Visit Angkor Thom and head to the popular Bayon Temple - a 12th-century Buddhist structure consists of huge towers and smiling stone images. Visit the Elephant and Leper King Terraces, before exploring Siem Reap at your own pace. Final overnight stay. DAY 15: DEPART FROM SIEM REAP Transfer to the airport in Siem Reap for your flight home.
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• Experience the Chinese and French architecture of Hanoi • View the caves, arches and limestone pillars on a cruise of Ha Long Bay • See the historic Củ Chi’s network of tunnels - a crucial site of the Vietnam War • Explore Phnom Penh’s Royal Palace and learn about the nation’s dark, communist past • Visit the national symbol of Cambodia and one of the world’s most beautiful and symmetrical temples: Angkor Wat
National and regional flights
Flexible durations Fully escorted transfers
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DAY 7: CU CHI TUNNELS AND HO CHI MINH CITY TOUR
Take your private vehicle to the tunnel network of Củ Chi - used during the Vietnam War for housing, transportation and launching attacks. Experience the harsh conditions before you return for your city tour which includes visits to: Notre Dame Cathedral, Dong Khoi Street, Ben Thanh Market, and War Remnants Museum.
Guide price Flights, escorted transfers and 14 nights with selected meals from £2,799
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