Siem Reap | Phnom Penh | Saigon | Hoi An | Hue | Hanoi | Halong Bay
Discover the best of Cambodia and Vietnam with time exploring the temples of Angkor and an overnight junk cruise on Halong Bay. With this itinerary, ancient history and spectacular scenery combine to give you the highlights of the region.
Day 1 - Siem Reap
Arrive into Siem Reap and transfer to your hotel. The following day travel to the fortified city of Angkor Thom. Start at the Southern Gate and continue to The Bayon, beautifully carved with numerous striking faces, followed by a visit to the Elephant Terrace and the magnificent Angkor Wat. In the afternoon visit Ta Prohm with its labyrinth of stone hallways and overgrown tree roots. On your third day you'll visit the enchanting temple of Banteay Srei and Ton Le Sap Lake to witness modern Cambodian life.
Overnight: Prince D'angkor
Day 4 - Phnom Penh
Fly to Phnom Penh, the capital city of Cambodia and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon visit the Silver Pagoda, the striking Emerald Buddha and the National Museum.
Overnight: White Mansion
Day 5 - Phnom Penh
In the morning visit the Toul Sleng Genocide Museum, followed by Cheunk Ek 'the killing fields' for an insight into life during the time of Pol Pot regime. Later, fly to Saigon to begin the Vietnam leg of your holiday.
Day 6 Saigon
Explore this fascinating city and its region on a number of tours over the next few days. You'll take in the major sights on a city tour including the Presidential Palace, Notre Dame Cathedral and the History Museum. There will also be a visit to the famous Cu Chi tunnels where you will be able to explore the tunnels with their secret trapdoors and underground living quarters as well as a day trip to the Mekong Delta to observe local life in the region.
Overnight: Saigon Prince Hotel
Day 8 - Hoi An
Fly to Danang and visit the Cham Museum and Marble Mountains en route to your Hoi An hotel where you will stay for three nights. During your stay you will explore the delights of this heritage town on a guided walking tour seeing the iconic sights such as Japanese covered bridge. There will also be a visit to Cam Ha village by boat which due to its isolation has retained many of its traditions.
Overnight: Boutique Hoi An
Day 11 - Hue
Travel via the Hai Van Pass to the sleepy town of Hue. In the afternoon take a cruise on the Perfume River to the Thien Mu Pagoda, before taking in the impressive Imperial Citadel.
Overnight: Muong Thanh Hotel
Day 12 -
In the morning there will be sightseeing including a visit to Tu Duc and Minh Mang's tombs, before flying to Hanoi for two nights.
You'll be shown the city highlights including Ba Din Square where Ho Chi Minh lies in state in his mausoleum and his former simple cottage. Admire the Opera House and Governors Residence which are fine examples of French colonial architecture. There will also be a walking tour of the Old Quarter which is quite fascinating with Hoam Kiem Lake at its heart.
Overnight: Maison D'Boutique Hotel
Day 14 - Halong Bay
Travel to Halong Bay to spend the night aboard a traditional junk, this is real highlight of your trip and the following day you will visit nearby islands and villages before returning to Hanoi.
Overnight: Bhaya Classic Junk Boat
Day 15 - Farewell Disembark your junk and travel to the airport for your onward flight.
Touring at its very best with a private driver/guide and vehicle. Plus time to explore at your own pace.
Your private tour includes: