Discover Cambodia Vietnam


Discover Cambodia Vietnam

This fantastic 13 day Cambodia Vietnam Holiday showcases the combination of spectacular coastal scenery, colonial towns with evocative war memorials and lost primitive temple cities in Cambodia and Vietnam. The trip starts from Siem Reap; travel along and crosses the border. The holiday will certainly compel you to commemorate your wonderful time especially an experience of cruise across Halong Bay and vibrant river life in a boat along the Mekong Delta.

DAY 01 : ARRIVAL – SIEM REAP

Warmly welcome at Siem Reap International airport, you are met by our guide & driver and then transferred direct to hotel for check in.

O/N at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 02 : SIEM REAP SIGHTSEEING (B)

Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be at leisure a bit and then:

ANGKOR SIGHTSEEING

08:00 hrs : Our shuttle bus with 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 monkey might try to take it away from you)

Visit to Bayon Temple and walk to Baphuon, Elephant Terrance, Leper King Terrace and the Royal Enclosure

Lunch break (at your own cost)

13:00 hrs: You’ll be driven to ANGKOR WAT Temple area (Visit to Angkor Wat Temple until sunset)

17:30 hrs: Our shuttle bus with guide will bring you back to hotel for the night

O/N at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 03: SIEM REAP (B)

DAY IS FREE OR OPTIONAL TONLE SAP LAKE TOUR OR MASSAGE LOCALLY

Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be free on your own to discover Angkor Complex

Later on you may choose your own to will enjoy a boat ride on the Tonle Sap Lake. This is the largest permanent fresh-water lake in South East Asia and flows into Tonle Sap River, joining the Mekong in Phnom Penh. We will see a fishermen’s “floating village” with floating schools, floating police station, etc. It is same as a big village floating on the lake, and the “village” move from place to place following water levels and current.

O/N at hotel in Siem Reap.

DAY 04: SIEM REAP – PHNOM PENH BY BUS (B)

Breakfast at hotel

Then, you’ll be transferred to Siem Reap bus station for departure to Phnom Penh (Note: Departure at 08:30 – Arrival at 13:30) by a joined tourist bus which will take more than 6 hours to arrive in Phnom Penh where they get picked up and transfer to hotel for check in.

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

Dinner not included and night accommodation at hotel.

O/N in Phnom Penh.

DAY 05 : PHNOM PENH – FREE (B)

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 individual accused of opposing the Pol Pot regime, and was Angkar’s premier security institution, the Killing Field of Choeung Ek, and Wat Phnom temples.

Dinner not included and night at hotel.

O/N in Phnom Penh.

DAY 06: PHNOM PENH – SAIGON BY BUS (B)

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to Phnom Penh bus station for departure to Saigon by morning bus (Mekong Express) leaving at 08:30 & arriving Saigon at around 14:00

On arrival at Bus station in Saigon, you are met and transferred to hotel for check in.

The bustling Ho Chi Minh City, still called Saigon by many locals, is a center 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 down town to explore the different local ways of life.

O/N at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 07: SAIGON FULL DAY CITY TOUR + CU CHI TUNNELS (B/-/-)

Today we spend a half day exploring the captivating Ho Chi Minh City. The most places of interest are located near the town center. We pass by the now-demolished wartime American Embassy on our way to the Reunification Palace. This famous edifice was a former residence of the President of Southern Vietnam until end of April 1975. Close to the palace are some striking French colonial structures including the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Old Sai Gon Post Office. We follow these with a visit to the Jade Emperor Pagoda and the War Remnant Museum with a wealth of images from the notorious conflicts. The sightseeing ends up with a walk around the retail Ben Thanh Market where anything and everything is for sale!

Afternoon: Transfer about 30km north-west of Ho Chi Minh City to Cu Chi town. Cu Chi tunnels were used as the base from which the Vietnamese mounted their operations of the Tet Offensive in 1968. The incredible underground network in Cu Chi stretched over 200 kilometers and became legendary during the American war. The extensive tunnels have been specially constructed with living areas, weapon factories, filed hospitals, command centers, plus accommodation. Today we have an excursion to Cu Chi Tunnels to visit an exposition hall and a widened section of the tunnels to get a feel of the underground life. There are also possibilities to fire off rounds from an AK47 or MK16 at the nearby rifle range

O/N at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

Day 8: HO CHI MINH CITY – MEKONG DELTA (B/L/-)

Breakfast at hotel, you’ll be heading out of town to join 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.

O/N at the hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.

DAY 09: SAIGON – HANOI (B/-/-)

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 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.

O/N at the hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 10: HANOI – HA LONG – ROYAL HERITAGE CRUISE (B/L/D)

After having breakfast at hotel, you will be at leisure till the time to be picked up at hotel by our shuttle bus for Halong Bay.

12h45: 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 southeastern 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.

12h50: Transfer to Halong Royal Heritage Cruises by our charming tenders. Then you’ll be welcome by fresh Drink, Cruise briefing & safety instructions before getting a check-in for your Cabin

13h30: Vietnamese sea-food lunch will be served on board, while cruising towards Supprising Cave

15h30: Explore the mystery of Sung Sot cave – one of the most beautiful cave in Halong Bay, kayaking with Heritage Cruise where you have chances to see stalagmites & stalactites created million years ago with your own eyes.

16h30: 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 make you feel like being in a different world, which likes in your dream.

21h30: Leisure time, enjoy the comfort in your cabin on Halong Royal Heritage Cruise.

(NOTE: There will be 1 free complementary bottle of wine arranged on the cruise for our clients). Dinner is included.

Overnight on Royal Heritage Cruise (Superior Cabin).

DAY 11: HA LONG – HANOI (B/L)

06h30: Start your day with Tai Chi exercises or a photo hunt.

07h30: Have breakfast with Sunrise while cruising to Titov Island – surrounded by luxuriant trees and high stone walls.

09h15: 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 …

10h00: Join Vietnamese Cooking Class.

10h30: Lunch will be served on board whilst the Cruiser keeps on its route through the Bay back to Halong Pier.

11h30: Disembark at the harbor, Halong City. Time to say Good Bye to the Crew.

12h00: Take our shuttle bus to return to Hanoi

16h30: Arrival back at your hotel.

O/N at the hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 12: HANOI – FREE DAY (B/-/-)

Today you will have leisure time for shopping or discover Hanoi by yourself.

By the end of day (at around 18:30 or 20:15), we’ll arrange the first-class tickets for a “Water Puppet Show” prolonging roughly within 1 hour. You can totally walk by yourself from your hotel to the Water Puppet Theatre for around 3 – 5 minutes.

O/N at the hotel in Hanoi.

DAY 13: HANOI – SEE OFF (B)

Afternoon: see off at the airport.

price from €1925 per person

Your Hotels

Siem Reap: City River or similar
Phomn Penh: King Grand Hotel or similar
Saigon: Elios Hotel or similar
Hanoi: Viet View or Silk Queen

What’s included

Guided arrival & departure transfers
Overland transport as per itinerary
Accommodation at 3-star hotels in Double/Twin shared room
Overnight cruise in Halong Bay
Local English speaking guides
Entrance fee at indicated sights
Group sightseeing as per itinerary
Train ticket Hanoi to Da Nang – Hanoi (4berth cabin shaing, soft sleeper, air-con)
Meals as indicated in the itinerary
Gov’t tax and service charge
Tax and service charge

What’s not included

International flight
Visa fees
Travel Insurance in all kinds
Single room (where applicable)
New Year Gala dinner
Other foreign language guide
Peak tourist season or special event rates
Tip, drinks and other personal expenses
Anything i.e. not included in what’s included

Additional information

Maximum of 2 people plus child (under 2 year) per room at the hotels, COT cost will be extra
There is a single supplement charge of €300 if you wish to book your own room
There is a single person supplement of 100%
The hotels are not wheelchair accessible
Your passport must be valid for at least 6 months from the last day of your stay
You are required to obtain Vietnam visa at the relevant embassy/consulate at your home country
European citizens need VISA to enter Vietnam. More info at https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/vietnam/entry-requirements.
USD are widely accepted and you can take your credit/debit card if you wish to use cash machine
Voltage in Vietnam is 230 volts
The booking is subject to full booking terms & conditions http://www.lumle.com/terms-conditions/

Available dates:

19, 26 April
6, 13 May
5, 19 Jun
7 Jul
28 Aug
4, 11 Sep
7 Oct
11, 23 Nov
4 Dec
15 Jan 2019

Price per person (pp) based on double occupancy. Minimum 2 people must buy this deal to be eligible for this offer or pay single person supplement based on departure date and time.

Booking:

Voucher must be redeemed and booking must made within 14 days of purchasing the voucher
Offer is subject to availability
Booking required by email: sales@lumle.com (please attach voucher)
No modification or cancellation allowed after booking confirmation. Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable once confirmed.
Valid for stay in standard double room with 2 adults.
Children allowed and can be booked at the same rate.
This is a non-refundable offer and cannot be cancelled or modified.

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