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Discover Vietnam & the Mekong Waterways
2019 Early bird special

20 day tour from $6675 per person share twin
International flights are additional

Sale Period

Until 16 Nov 18

 
Save $250
per person

20 day tour from
$6675
per person share twin
International flights are additional

Discover Vietnam & the Mekong Waterways

Designed to show the best of Vietnam at a leisurely pace, this amazing holiday combines our intimate small group tour of Vietnam covering key destinations with a majestic river cruise of the Mekong Delta whilst cruising into Cambodia. Soak up the vibrant atmosphere of the energetic cities then change pace as you begin to explore rural regions. On board your boutique ship, relax and admire the scenery with visits to floating markets, local home industries and peaceful villages along the way. Visit Phnom Penh and Siem Reap with an incredible day exploring the impressive Angkor temples.


Deal Includes
 All accommodation in quality 4 star hotels
 7 nights aboard a luxury river cruise including shore excursions
 Daily breakfast, 11x lunches and 9x dinners
 All transfers, sightseeing including all entrance fees
 English speaking local guide in each country
 All domestic flights within Vietnam; Hanoi – Danang, Hue – Ho Chi Minh City
International flights are additional

20 day Small Group Tour

From $6675 per person share twin   
Travel: Jun-Sep 2019 (on set departure dates)
*Guaranteed departure applies as soon as two people are booked on a tour date

From $8789 per person share twin 
Travel: Jan-Apr, Oct-Nov 2019 (on set departure dates)
*Guaranteed departure applies as soon as two people are booked on a tour date

Single Supplement from $2885 per person
Travel: Jun-Sep 2019 (on set departure dates)
Single Supplement from $3799 per person
Travel: Jan-Apr, Oct-Nov 2019 (on set departure dates)

 

Departure Dates
2019 - Wednesday 9th January, Wednesday 23rd Jan, Wednesday 6th February, Wednesday 20th February, Wednesday 6th March, Wednesday 20th March, Wednesday 3rd April, Wednesday 26th June, Wednesday 10th July, Wednesday 24th July, Wednesday 7th August, Wednesday 21st August, Wednesday 18th September, Wednesday 2nd October, Wednesday 16th October, Wednesday 30th October, Wednesday 13th November, Wednesday 27th November.


Itinerary
Day 1: Hanoi
Arrive Hanoi anytime today where you will be met for the transfer to your hotel. Upon arrival your local English-speaking guide will update you with all you need to know about Hanoi including money matters, how to get around, what’s ahead on your tour plus you’ll get our best of what to do and where to eat guide.
Day 2: Hanoi
Enjoy a morning city tour with highlights including Hoa Lo prison, the Women’s Museum and The Temple of Literature. After lunch at KOTO a restaurant training disadvantaged youth visit Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, and walk the Old Quarter.
Optional Experience : Street Food Tour (additional cost).
Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay
Depart Hanoi and head to Halong Bay for an overnight cruise. Cruise amongst the limestone islands with stops along the way.  
Day 4: Halong Bay – Hoi An
Cruise back to port and onto Hanoi Airport for a flight to Danang followed by a transfer to Hoi An.
Day 5: Hoi An 
Discover the ancient ruins of My Son in the morning followed by an afternoon walking tour of Hoi An’s historic town. Admire the ancient shop houses, the Japanese covered bridge and the myriad of beautiful lanterns. The evening is at leisure. 
Day 6: Hoi An
Today is at leisure or take part in an optional tour (additional cost) choose from a Cooking Class, Countryside Village by Bicycle Tour  or Ethnic Village by Jeep tour.
Day 7: Hoi An – Hue via the Hai Van Pass
Today travel to Hue via the spectacular Hai Van Pass. You’ll visit Marble Mountain and the Cham Museum along the way. This evening you’ll be pampered like royalty as you discover the cuisine the Emperor’s dined on at a special Imperial banquet dinner.
Day 8: Hue
Explore the historical significance on a city tour of the small city of Hue – highlights include Thien Mu Pagoda, the Ancient Citadel and the tomb of the Emperor Khai Dinh.
Day 9: Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City this morning, where upon arrival you will enjoy a tour of all the main sights including the Notre Dame Cathedral, Ho Chi Minh Central Post Office and the War Museum.
Day 10: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Enjoy a magical speedboat trip up Saigon River to visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels.
Day 11: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon) Cruise Departure
Transfer to the departure point of your river cruise from which you will be hosted and guided by the river cruise company for the next seven nights. Board a luxury river cruise ship which will take you on an amazing journey to places rarely visited. 
Day 12: Cai Be, Mekong
Today a visit is made to Cai Be, a main floating market, which you will visit onboard a smaller boat. Witness local home life along the canals on the way back to the ship.
Day 13: Border Crossing
Enjoy a stop at a colourful market near ancient temples and cruise past floating houses. The afternoon is spent cruising up river.
Day 14: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Today, explore charming Phnom Penh, once called the Paris of the East.
Day 15: Angkor Ban – Kampong Cham
At the break of dawn cruise on past tranquil villages, exhilarating river life and sun-hardened fishermen on their shift boats. 
Day 16: Kampong Cham
This morning’s excursion is by tuk-tuk to explore an island and learn how silk is processed from its source. Afterwards a Monks’ blessing ceremony on board delivers spirits and wishes for our health and prosperity for all.
Day 17: Kampong Chhnang
Dependent on river water levels, today’s excursion may include a visit to the Cambodian water world village.
Day 18: Siem Reap
Farewell your ship crew, disembark and transfer to Siem Reap. 
Day 19: Siem Reap / Angkor Temples Excursion
Discover the incredible key temples of the Angkor complex today.
Day 20: Siem Reap
Transfer to Siem Reap Airport where tour arrangements end.


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Terms and Conditions

Valid for new bookings only. Valid for travel on set tour departure dates between Jan-Nov 2019 and for sales 01Sep-16Nov18. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable NZD100 per person deposit is required at the time of reservation with full payment required no later than 16Nov18.  Advertised price includes the savings as stated above. Discount applies to the tour price only and not the additional single supplement rate. Prices are correct as at 24Aug18 but may vary due to currency fluctuations and are subject to change without notice due to unforeseen circumstances until paid in full. Guaranteed departure applies as soon as two people are booked on a tour date. Children under 15 years are not permitted on this tour, if you are travelling with young children please ask us to customise a special family holiday for you. Close-outs and surcharges may apply. Packages are subject to availability. Cancellation and amendment fees apply. Airfares, Vietnam and Cambodia visa, travel insurance, departure taxes, Phnom Penh port taxes, laundry, alcoholic beverages including mini-bar, wines, premium spirits and liqueurs, fancy soft drinks like Perrier, espressos and cappuccinos at bar (on river cruise), gratuities and any other personal expenses are at passenger’s own expense. 

Supplier Code: AA


 

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