Exceptional value to include the magnificent Angkor temples and Vietnam’s contrasting great cities, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Flight - 1 night
Hanoi - 1 night
Siem Reap - 3 nights
Ho Chi Minh City - 2 nights
Flight - 1 night
Discover Vietnam’s premier cities of Hanoi in the north and Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) in the south together with Asia’s most famous temple site of Angkor at Siem Reap in Cambodia.
In Vietnam’s busy capital Hanoi you will find colonial buildings, temples, pagodas, and historic monuments situated around the scenic Hoan Kiem Lake. Hanoi’s narrow, bustling streets are full of atmosphere and home to small shops, many street traders and excellent places to eat and drink.
In contrast to Hanoi Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) has wide open boulevards and a truly French feel. Explore the city with its museums, markets, shops and attractions. Gateway to the Mekong Delta with its endless meandering waterways and tiny villages.
The ancient Khmer capital of Angkor is home to some of the world’s most impressive temples both Hindu and Buddhist. Plenty of time to explore and make the most of this famous UNESCO Heritage site.
Culture & Natural Wonders
Jules Verne Sightseeing
UNESCO Site: Angkor
Local Expert Guides
Group Size: 4 – 22
Day 1 Fly overnight direct from London Heathrow to Hanoi.
Day 2 City tour of Hanoi including the Ethnology Museum, One Pillar Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple. Overnight stay at the 4-star Mercure Hanoi La Gare.
Day 3 Optional tour by cyclo to the Temple of Literature, Ngoc Son Temple and Hoan Kiem Lake (£29). Fly to Siem Reap for three nights at the 3-star Somadevi Hotel. (B)
Day 4 Explore the South Gate of Angkor Thom, the Bayon and its giant stone faces, the Royal Enclosure, Phimeanakas, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Afternoon visit to Angkor Wat temple, the massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five beehive-like towers is the centrepiece of any visit to the temples of Angkor. Optional gondola ride on the moat of Angkor Thom (£18), a unique Khmer traditional boat service in Siem Reap-Angkor archaeological park. Enjoy cruising along the great wall of Angkor Thom, Royal Secret Path, City Guard Post and a beautiful sunset at Great wall of Angkor Thom. (B)
Day 5 Day at leisure or optional visit to Angkor Museum and local arts and crafts (£34). Optional visit to Ta Prohm, Preah Khan and Neak Pean temples (£65), Ta Prohm is one of the most beautiful temples in the area, as it have been (almost) untouched since it was discovered and retains much of its mystery. Neak Pean was built in second half of the 12th century by king Jayavarman VII following the Prasat Bayon art style. (B)
Day 6 Fly to Ho Chi Minh City for two nights at the 4-star Hotel Equatorial. Optional dinner cruise on the Saigon River (£55). (B)
Day 7 Visit the Reunification Palace, War Remnants Museum and photo stop at the Opera House and the General Post Office. Optional afternoon tour to the Cu Chi tunnels (£39), an amazing complex of underground tunnels used during the American war. (B)
Day 8 Optional Mekong Delta tour including boat ride (£75). Evening flight to London. (B, D)
Day 9 Arrive London Heathrow.
This itinerary contains some visits on foot over uneven surfaces and inclines.
A modern, central 4-star hotel within walking distance to the old quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake. Restaurant, bar gym and WiFi (free). 102 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, mini-bar, safe, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Somadevi Hotel is located within walking distance of restaurants, shops and 10 minutes drive to the Angkor Temples. Lounge, cafe, bar, pool, fitness room and WiFi (free). 170 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A 4-star hotel centrally located in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City. Restaurants, bar, gym and pool. 306 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, satellite TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
A 4-star central hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Restaurants, bars, gym, pool, spa, salon and WiFi (free). 333 air-conditioned rooms with private facilities, hairdryer, safe, mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities and satellite TV.
Mui Ne Extension
After an extra night in Saigon travel to Mui Ne (4 hours) for a relaxing 4-night stay beside the beach at the Sailing Club Resort Mui Ne. Mui Ne is a fishing village in Phan Thiet with a great beach and an array of restaurants. Close by is a golf course designed by Nick Faldo, scenic sand dunes and kite surfing for all levels. Breakfast daily.
Day 1 Spend an extra night at the Hotel Equatorial in Saigon.
Day 2 After breakfast travel to Mui Ne (4 hours) for a relaxing 4-night stay beside the beach at the Sailing Club Resort Mui Ne. (B)
Day 3 - 5 Days at leisure. You might like to try your hand at Kite Surfing, golf or simply relax beside the white sandy beach; or visit the picturesque sand dunes near Mui Ne. Enjoy the wide range of local restaurants well known for their excellent fresh fish and Vietnamese food. (B)
Day 6 Day at leisure, with late check-out. Transfer to Ho Chi Minh Airport with a stop for an dinner en route. Return flight from Ho Chi Minh City. (B, D)
This boutique hotel is in a central location and has a reputation for excellent service provided the friendly staff. The Sandals beach-side restaurant offers a variety of dishes to a high standard. There are 30 rooms which have free WiFi, balcony or terrace, air-conditioning, tea/coffer maker, hairdryer, TV, minibar and safe. Hotel facilities include pool, spa, water-sports, games room, bar and restaurant.
per person in a twin room
Vietnam Airlines from Heathrow
Supplements per person
Single supplement £265
Vietnam Airlines Deluxe Economy Class from £545
Hoan Kiem Lake Excursion £29
Angkor Gondola £15
Angkor Museum and Local Arts and Crafts £32
Ta Prohm, Preah Khan, Neak Pean Temple Excursion £55
Saigon River Dinner Cruise £50
Cu Chi Tunnels Excursion £35
Mekong Delta Excursion £65
Extension - Mui Ne
Sailing Club Resort Mui Ne
5 nights £525
Single Supplement £475
Add £145 per person
Arrival and departure transfer with group included
Air travel and taxes, transfers, 6 nights' accommodation, breakfast daily, 1 dinner, itinerary as described, services of guides and local representatives. If our specially negotiated airfares are unavailable at the time of booking, a supplement may apply.
Travel insurance, visa procurement, optional excursions, tipping, any government taxes or compulsory charges introduced after publication.
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