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12 days from £1399 pp Including flight from LHR
If you are looking to explore one of the most enchanting countries in Asia, this holiday is for you. Cambodia and Vietnam boast of an incredible range of cultural artefacts and landscapes. This offer has no single traveller supplement, and you will be travelling in a group of mix set of travellers, both solo travellers and couples. This is your chance to explore Cambodia and Vietnam at an unbelievable price.
Day 01 : Departure London Heathrow
Day 02 : Arrival Siem Reap
Day 03 : Siem Reap Sightseeing
Day 04 : Siem Reap
Day 05 : Siem Reap – Phnom Penh (By surface)
Day 06 : Phnom Penh
Day 07 : Phnom Penh – Ho Chi Minh City (By surface)
Day 08 : Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta Sightseeing
Day 09 : Ho Chi Minh City – Hanoi (By domestic flight)
Day 10 : Hanoi – Ha Long Bay Cruise
Day 11 : Ha Long Bay Cruise – Hanoi
Day 12 : Departure Hanoi
Today you will board on an overnight plane to Siem Reap (1 stopover; 1-5 hours’ layover).Overnight stay in the plane.
Upon arrival, warmly welcome at Siem Reap International airport, you are met by our guide & driver and then transferred directly to the hotel for check-in.
The remaining time is free for you to rest & relax at the hotel. You may wish to explore the city, you can choose to visit Pub Street which is well-known for its quality yet economical food & beverage outlets.Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be at leisure a bit and then:Angkor Sightseeing
0800 Hrs : Our shuttle bus with the tour guide will pick you up from your hotel and transfer to South Gate of Angkor Thom.
Walk through the South Gate of Angkor Thom via the Naga Bridge, taking some photos.
Walk from South Gate of Angkor Thom to Bayon temple via the big trees, play with monkeys (be careful with your things as the monkey might try to take it away from you)
Visit Bayon Temple and walk to Baphuon, Elephant Terrance, Leper King Terrace and the Royal Enclosure
Lunch break (at your own cost)
1300 Hrs : You’ll be driven to Angkor Wat Temple area (Visit to Angkor Wat Temple until sunset)
1730 Hrs : Our shuttle bus with the guide will bring you back to the hotel for the nightOvernight stay in Siem Reap.
Breakfast at hotel.
Today, the day is kept leisurely for you to rest & relax. You may choose to explore Siem Reap city of your own.Overnight stay in Siem Reap.
You will be transferred to Siem Reap bus station to board an air-conditioned tourist coach for departure to Phnom Penh, which will take approximately 7-8 hours depending on traffic conditions. Buses leave in the morning and arrive Phnom Penh late afternoon. Upon arrival at Phnom Penh bus station, you will be met by our guide and driver to transfer you to the hotel for check-in.
You may upgrade to one hour domestic flight for £140 per person including to/from airport transfers.
BY RIVERBOAT (OPTIONAL)
Express Boat Cruising on Tonlé Sap Lake
Disclaimer – Whilst this trip proves popular, local safety standards do not match those seen in the West and guests are strongly advised to take the scheduled coach for this part of the itinerary.
We can arrange Express Boat Cruising if required, but guests choosing this trip do so at their own risk.
Please also note: In case the cruise cannot be operated due to low water levels [water level varies according to the time of the year and the amount of rainfall recorded], or the cruise company not having enough passengers to operate cruise on the day and other technical reasons, our liability will be limited to arranging you an air-conditioned luxury coach service between the cities on this day – Express Boat Cruising.
The rest of time, you’ll be free on your own to explore some highlights in Phnom Penh such as the Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles and National Museum.Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be then free on your own to explore the city.
Royal Palace, built by King Norodom in 1866 on the site of the old town, and the Silver Pagoda, located within the grounds of the Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda is so named because of its floor, which is made up of 5000 silver tiles. Then continue your visit to National Museum.
Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum or S21 was the former Tuol Svay Prey High School. The Khmer Rouge set up a prison at this site in May 1976, to detain individuals accused of opposing the Pol Pot regime, and was Angkar’s premier security institution, the Killing Field of Choeung Ek, and Wat Phnom temples.Overnight stay in Phnom Penh.
Breakfast at hotel.
Then you will be transferred to Phnom Penh bus station to board air-conditioned tourist coach for departure to Ho Chi Minh City which will take approximately 6-7 hours depending on the traffic. Buses leave in the morning and arrive Ho Chi Minh City late afternoon. Upon arrival at Ho Chi Minh City bus station, you will be met by our guide and driver to transfer you to the hotel for check-in.
You may upgrade to 1 hour domestic flight for £140 per person including to/from airport transfers.
The bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a centre of commerce, finance, culture and tourism in Vietnam. This metropolis, contradiction of its northern counterpart, is crowded with bikes and motorbikes, excited by numerous shopping areas and sidewalk cafes. (If time permits) we stroll around the downtown to explore the different local ways of life.Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
Breakfast at hotel.
Then you’ll be heading out of town to join the group tour, we travel by roads to the Mekong Delta. This plain region boasts the largest rice bowl of Vietnam. On arrival in My Tho we board a boat navigating around the intricate small canals, which is a great way to observe the local lifestyle close-up and catch a view dotted by many islands. The exciting river trip will pass by the lush green vegetation towards the famous Unicorn Island where we have a chance to stroll around an orchard, taste many seasonal fruits and see farmers at work. We navigate some narrower canals using small rowing boats to Ben Tre Province for an interesting visit to some local industries. The extra enjoyment is a lunch at one of the famous local eating spots. We drive back to Ho Chi Minh, stopping off en route to see the beautiful Ving Trang Pagoda and the Saigon’s Chinatown, locally named Cho Lon. This bustling area is crammed with sacred temples and mysterious, narrow lanes.Overnight stay in Ho Chi Minh City.
After having breakfast, you’ll be at leisure till the time of a transfer to the airport for a departure flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hanoi on VN236 (11:30 – 13:30). Upon arrival at Noibai Airport, you’ll be met by our tour guide & transferred to your hotel in Hanoi for a Check-in.
The rest of time, you’ll be free on your own.Overnight stay in Hanoi.
After having breakfast at the hotel, you will be at leisure till the time to be picked up at the hotel by our air-conditioned tourist shuttle bus for Halong Bay.
1245 Hrs : Arrive in Halong Tourist Wharf. Halong Bay has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site since 1994. The islands in Ha Long Bay are mainly limestone and schist islands most lying in the two main areas: the south-eastern part of Bai Tu Long Bay and southwestern part of Ha Long Bay. They are the result of many times of rising and lowering processes of the continent to form a karst. The process of nearly full erosion and weathering of the karst created the unique Ha Long Bay in the world. In 2000, UNESCO recognized it as the World Heritage for the second time for its geographical and geomorphologic values.
1250 Hrs : Transfer to Halong Cruises by our charming tenders. Then you’ll be welcomed by fresh Drink, Cruise briefing & safety instructions before getting a check-in for your cabin.
1330 Hrs : Vietnamese sea-food lunch will be served on board while cruising towards Surprising Cave.
1530 Hrs : Explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave – one of the most beautiful caves in Halong Bay, kayaking with Heritage Cruise where you have chances to see stalagmites & stalactites created million years ago, with your own eyes.
1630 Hrs : Arrive at Titiov Island, free time for swimming and then do kayaking through Luon cave. Enjoy the exciting feelings of swimming, sunbathing and kayaking among the World Natural Wonder. All of them make you feel like being in a different world, which likes in your dream.
2130 Hrs : Leisure time, enjoy the comfort in your cabin on Halong Bay Cruise.
Overnight stay in cruise with dinner(Superior Cabin).
NOTES : Cruise itineraries and schedules are subject to change due to weather, tide levels and operating conditions.
0630 Hrs : Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.
0730 Hrs : Have breakfast with Sunrise while cruising to Titov Island – surrounded by luxuriant trees and high stone walls.
0915 Hrs : Back to Cruise and continue to explore the Bay & visit Hoa Cuong Fishing Village. Passing Ba Hang Fishing Village, Ga Choi Island, Dinh Huong Islet.
1000 Hrs : Join Vietnamese Cooking Class.
1030 Hrs : Lunch will be served on board whilst the Cruiser keeps on its route through the Bay back to Halong Pier.
1130 Hrs : Disembark at the harbor, Halong City. Time to say Good Bye to the Crew.
1200 Hrs : Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi.
1630 Hrs : Arrival back at your hotel.Overnight stay in Hanoi.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Afternoon check out from the hotel. As per your flight time, we will drop you to the airport for flight back home.
Check-in : 15:00 hours
Check-out : Until 12:00 hours
Room occupancy : Maximum 2 adults
Hotels : If the hotels mentioned in the itinerary are unavailable you will stay in hotels of a similar standard
Wheelchair access : The hotels and tour are not suitable for wheelchair users.
Mobile number : Please be sure to fill in mobile number when booking. This is so that the driver can get in touch with you.
Flight Documents : Once your final payment has been processed, we will send you an email confirmation. You will receive all travel documentation required for your flights and accommodation shortly afterwards.
Flight Times : Please note that flights may be subject to change, delay or postponement by the provider and that flight times are provisional. We search for the best times for you and will do our utmost to provide you with the flights detailed above. However, please note that flight times are subject to availability and may be amended.
Group : In China you will travel in a group of minimum 10 and maximum of 20 people
Visa : Please note that in order to visit Cambodia & Vietnam, you will require a tourist visa. For the most up-to-date information regarding travel visas – including prices and the required length of time that the document is needed for – we advise that you visit www.gov.uk . Alternatively, you can contact the local embassy of the country you are planning to visit.
Passport : Please note that your passport MUST be valid for a minimum of 6 months after the validation date of your visa.
Visa Documents : Lumle Holidays will send you all the required documentation you need to apply for your visa (including flight information) between 4 and 6 weeks prior to your selected date of departure so you can apply for your Cambodia & Vietnam visa in time. At least 3 weeks before your departure date you will receive your flight tickets and the confirmed list of your hotels in Cambodia & Vietnam.
Travel Documents : Please ensure you take all your final travel documents with you to Cambodia & Vietnam.
Personal Information : Please ensure that your personal details are filled in identically to the data on your passport. If this information does not match, you cannot travel to and from your destination. Amendment to this information if entered incorrectly will result in additional charges. If married, please fill in your surname as it appears on your passport.
Tour Itinerary : Please note that in exceptional circumstances the itinerary and/or excursions may be subject to change for reasons outside of the control of Lumle Holidays
Vaccination : If you are travelling to Cambodia & Vietnam, you may need to be vaccinated. For the most up-to-date health advice, you should visit your local doctor/GP or visit www.gov.uk
Cancellation Conditions : This offer cannot be cancelled or modified, and is strictly non-refundable
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