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A Private Vietnam & Cambodia Tour – Hanoi, Halong Bay, Hoi An, Siem Reap

 11 Days / 9 Nights  – Tour Code (VCI)

Departs Daily


 


Vietnam and Cambodia have blossomed into two of Asia’s hottest spots in recently years. It is a place where friendly people, timeless traditions and breathtaking scenic beauty coexist in complete harmony. A place where visitors have a rare opportunity to immerse in Southeast Asia’s traditional culture. A place where simple pleasures remain the essence of everyday life. A place where visitors are embraced with warm, genuine hospitality unmatched by anywhere on Earth.

For those inspired by nature, culture and history with a touch of luxury and indulgence, look no further than this unforgettable 9-night program featuring an action-packed itinerary that indulges all five senses: SEE the magnificent Angkor Wat, one of Southeast Asia’s most significant archaeological sites built by the mighty Khmer Empire; HEAR the locals barter at Hoi An’s bustling morning market boasting farm fresh produce and the day’s catch; SMELL the ocean breeze while cruising through Halong Bay’s stunning seascapes on board your private Junk; FEEL the soul tingle as you journey through Tonle Sap Lake’s floating fishermen communities where primitive way of life carries on for centuries; TASTE the tantalizing Vietnamese cuisine prepared by you under the instruction of an expert chef. Interested? Read on…

Your Indochina Journey begins by touching down Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital charmed by lakes, shaded boulevards and beautiful parks, and where traditional Vietnamese culture gracefully blends with a touch of French influence. Here, we catch a glimpse of Vietnam’s modern day culture as well as its past in a vibrant yet sophisticated setting. Then, embark on an ever-memorable experience to Halong Bay that hypnotically transcends your body and soul to a new dimension as you marvel the bay’s stunning sceneries. Take a plunge in the bay’s turquoise waters, explore the karst towers by kayak, or simply kick back and sip a cocktail on board your privately chartered Junk. Whatever ingredients for a perfect day, they’re all here in Halong Bay.

Next, journey to the Central Coast and visit a town of unsurpassed charm – Hoi An. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this quaint yet colorful seaside town offers the visitor a myriad of cultural, dining, shopping and relaxation experiences. Stroll through the bustling morning market and art galleries in Old Town. Relax and indulge at one of Hoi An’s beautiful beaches. Sample Vietnam’s fabulous cuisine at any or all of Old Town’s eclectic restaurants. Bicycle through the lush countryside with rice paddies on one side and Thu Bon River on the other. Hoi An never ceases to delight the visitor.

Last but not least, travel southbound to Cambodia to witness the magnificent Angkor Wat Temples that offer clues to the untold mysteries of the mighty Khmer Empire. Here, we enjoy a heavy dose of history, architecture and culture visiting the revered Angkor Temples including the massive Angkor Wat Temple, the ancient fortified city of Angkor Thom, Ta Prohm renowned for its jungle surroundings famed for the hit movie “Tomb Raiders”, and a fascinating boat trip to experience life on Tonle Sap’s floating fishing villages.

From Palm-fringed beaches to tree-lined boulevards; millennium-old temples to breathtaking seascapes, village cycling to sea kayaking. They’re all here.


TOUR OVERVIEW

TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Economy Class Air via Cathay Pacific Airways from USA
  • Economy Class Hanoi / Danang / Siem Reap Airfares per itinerary
  • 9 nights deluxe and luxury hotel accommodations of your choice
  • Hotel American Breakfasts Daily
  • Other meals as specified per itinerary
  • Private Tour: Sightseeing & Transfers by private car, driver and Professional Guides

HANOI (2 nights)

  • 2 nights at  Hotel de L’Opera (Deluxe) OR  Sofitel Metropole Legend Hotel (Premium)
  • Private full Day Hanoi city tour including visit to Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

HALONG BAY (1 night)

  • 1 night at Novotel Halong Bay*
  • Half day cruise of UNESCO Halong Bay by private “Junk” with sea kayaking and seafood lunch served on board

HOI AN (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Anantara Hoi An Resort | Sunrise Beach Resort (Deluxe) OR Royal Hoi An Hotel* | Victoria Hoi An Resort* (Premium)
  • Private sightseeing of Old Town by Cyclo
  • Private Vietnamese Cooking Lesson with boat cruise & market visit OR Bicycle Tour of the Hoi An Countryside

SIEM REAP (3 nights)

  • 3 nights at Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa (Deluxe) OR  Park Hyatt Siem Reap (Premium)
  • Extensive private sightseeing of Angkor Temples
  • Private boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake at Kampong Kleang


1 Premium package features Executive Room at Novotel Halong, Beachfront Jr. Suite at Victoria Hoi An, and Royal Deluxe Room at Royal Hotel in Hoi An


Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Angkor Wat


Hoi An Town at Sunset

Hoi An Town at Sunset

TOUR ITINERARY

Day 1 Depart USA
Depart North America for Hanoi via Cathay Pacific Airways, connecting in Hong Kong.

Day 2 Arrive Hanoi
Upon arrival in Hanoi, be met by your personal guide and transferred to your hotel for your next 2 nights’ accommodations.

Day 3 Hanoi
Today, tour the city of Hanoi with visits to Hanoi’s Old Quarters, Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum*, his House on Stilt where he lived and ruled the country, One Pillar pagoda, Temple of Literature, the Opera House and “Hanoi Hilton” Prison.  Lunch is served at a local restaurant.  (B,L)

****NOTE: *Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is closed Mondays & Fridays and in October thru November.****

Day 4 Hanoi / Halong Bay
This morning, enjoy a scenic drive through Northern Vietnam’s countryside for Halong Bay. Board your privately chartered “junk” for a fantastic cruise around the Bay. A fresh seafood lunch served on board.  Visit Surprising Cave (Sung Sot) and Titov island while sailing past floating villages and pearl farms. Kayak through the bay’s calm waters and explores its breathtaking Karst Towers before returning to pier. Overnight in Halong. (B,L)

Day 5 Hanoi / Hoi An
Transfer to Hanoi Airport for your early afternoon flight to Danang. Upon arrival proceed to UNESCO Hoi An, visiting China Beach and Marble Mountains en-route as time permits. Check-in at your resort in Hoi An for your next 3 nights’ accommodations. (B)

Day 6 Hoi An
Enjoy a morning tour of Hoi An’s beautiful Old Town by Cyclo (rickshaw), visiting the colorful morning market, Japanese Covered Bridge, local temples and residence. Balance of the afternoon at leisure to relax, shop and explore the cobbled streets of Hoi An your own. (B)

Day 7 Hoi An
Choose from the following tours below:

Cooking Lesson: Morning at leisure. This afternoon, visit Hoi An’s local farmers’ market to shop for fresh ingredients for this evening’s meal. Afterwards, board the Red Bridge boat for a cruise along the Hoi An River to Red Bridge Restaurant & Cooking School situated on the banks of the river. Enjoy a 2-hour Culinary Lesson led by an expert chef to prepare your very own Vietnamese dinner.(B,D)

Countryside Tour by Bicycle: Hoi An: This morning, enjoy a bicycle ride through Hoi An’s beautiful countryside for a 10km ride to Cam Thanh village famous for its Water Palm Garden (Water-coconut). Continue cycling to Cua Dai, then to Tra Que vegetable village which hosts a number of vegetable farms. Mingle with the local farmers and learn about their way of life. Afterwards, cycle back to the Hoi An Town through enchanting rice paddy fields and nice local villages. The total cycling distance is 20km. (B,L)

Day 8 Hoi An / Siem Reap
Morning at leisure. Transfer to the airport for your afternoon flight to Siem Reap.  Upon arrival, be met and transferred to your hotel for your next 3 nights’ accommodations. Later this afternoon, enjoy sunset over Angkor at a nearby temple. (B)

Day 9 Siem Reap
Today’s sightseeing begins with the magnificent Angkor Wat, the most impressive of Angkorian Temples and the symbol of Cambodia. Afterwards, visit the fortified city of ANGKOR THOM. Covering an area of 10 square kilometers and enclosed by a wall and wide moats, the city includes many of Angkor’s most popular sights. Explore Ta Prohm, one of the most popular attractions of Angkor as much of the jungle has not been cleared and it looks very much as most of the Angkor monuments would have appeared when European explorers first stumbled across them. A Cambodia lunch is served at a local restaurant. (B,L)

Day 10 Siem Reap (Tonle Sap Lake)
This morning, visit the marvelous Banteay Srei Temple famous for its delicate carvings in pink sandstone widely praised as the “Jewel of Khmer Art”. After lunch, embark on an inspiring boat trip to Tonle Sap Lake at Kampong Kleang to experience the primitive way-of-life of its floating villages. Located in the heart of Cambodia, this extraordinary lake swells up to seven times its original size during the monsoon season with an ecosystem that is one of the richest and most diverse in the region. Traveling by boat, we explore the floating fishing villages that live at the edges of the lake, passing submerged forests and fishing farms. Return to Siem Reap in the afternoon. (B,L)

Day 11 Return Home
Time permitting, enjoy additional sightseeing of Angkor Temples before transferring to the airport for your departure flight home, connecting in Hong Kong (B)

 

****END OF PROGRAM****

 

PRICE CHART

2017/18 Price Chart (Prices valid through March 31, 2018)

Daily Departure

Land Only SFO/LAX NYC/CHI/BOS Single Supplement
January – March ’17 D 3,475 4,625 4,725 1,325
P 4,425 5,595 5,895 2,225
April D 3,335 4,525 4,625 1,275
P 4,045 5,245 5,345 2,125
May* D 2,975 4,175 4,275 985
P 3,625 4,825 4,925 1,525
June – August D 2,975 4,675 4,875 985
P 3,625 5,325 5,525 1,525
September D 2,975 4,175 4,275 985
P 3,625 4,825 4,925 1,525
October D 3,325 4,525 4,625 1,365
P 4,135 5,335 5,435 2,175
November D 3,425 4,625 4,725 1,365
P 4,275 5,475 5,575 2,175
December** D 3,425 4,625 4,725 1,365
P 4,275 5,475 5,575 2,175
January – March ’18 D 3,425 4,625 4,725 1,365
P 4,275 5,475 5,575 2,175
 Tour requires minimum of 2 passengers to operate
D = Deluxe | P = Premium


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

  • Prices are per person, based on double occupancy
  • Prices includes all entrance fees, domestic air taxes, hotels taxes & service charges
  • Price excludes personal expenses, beverages and gratuities to guides and drivers.
  • Holiday surcharges and/or compulsory gala dinners at hotels apply between Dec. 20 – Jan. 05
  • Land only cost includes intra-Asia flights per itinerary
  • Visas are required for Vietnam & Cambodia. Not included in package.
  • For additional details of this trip, please refer to our Tour Itinerary section.
  • All flights, hotels and land services are subject to availability at time of reservation
  • For Air & Land Option:
    • When Trans-Pacific travel takes place on a weekend (Friday-Sunday), add $50 per person each direction.
    • *Jun-Aug rates apply for departures between May 24-31 due to peak season airfares
    • **Airfare supplement of $400 (SFO/LAX) | $500 (JFK/CHI/BOS) applies for departures between December 10 – 31
    • U.S. & Foreign departure taxes, fees and fuel surcharges are not included (Approx. $200 – subject to change).
    • For add-on fares from eligible connecting U.S. domestic cities, please contact us for special add-on airfares.


ACCOMMODATIONS

Hanoi - Hotel De L'Opera

Hanoi – Hotel De L’Opera

Hanoi - Sofitel Metropole

Hanoi – Sofitel Metropole

Novotel Hotel, Halong Bay Vietnam

Halong Bay – Novotel Hotel

Hoi An - Anantara Resort

Hoi An – Anantara Resort

Hoi An - Sunrise Beach Resort

Hoi An – Sunrise Beach Resort

Hoi An - Hotel Royal M-Gallery Collection

Hoi An – Hotel Royal M-Gallery Collection

Hoi An - Victoria Resort & Spa

Hoi An – Victoria Resort & Spa

Siem Reap - Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Siem Reap – Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa

Siem Reap - Park Hyatt Hotel

Siem Reap – Park Hyatt Hotel

 


HIGHLIGHTS

  • Private tour of Hanoi City including Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum*, “Hanoi Hilton” Prison and Old Quarters
  • Halong Bay Cruise on private Junk with Seafood lunch on board
  • Private sightseeing of Old Town Hoi An by Cyclo
  • Private Vietnamese Cooking Lesson with boat cruise & market visit in Hoi An
  • Extensive private sightseeing of Angkor Wats. Visit Banteay Srei, Banteay Samre, Ta Keo and Eastern Mebon
  • Private excursion by boat to Tonle Sap Lake at Kampong Kleang

Price Starting From: $4,175


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TESTIMONIALS

“I want to thank you so much for helping me create the perfect itinerary that is perfect for me…Everything was perfect – the hotels, private junk, guides, drivers and all the little details. If I ever book a trip anywhere in Asia again, you can be sure I will give you a call”

Aileen & Ethel Ong - Ontario, Canada

November 2009 (Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand)