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Discover Vietnam & the Mekong Waterways

21 day tour from $6499 per person share twin
International flights are additional
 

21 day tour from
$6499
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, 10x lunches and 11x dinners
• Transfers and sightseeing tours detailed including all entrance fees
• English speaking local guide throughout
• All domestic flights within Vietnam; Hanoi – Danang, Hue – Ho Chi Minh City
International flights are additional

21 day Small group tour

From $7555 per person share twin   
Travel: Mar, Oct-Dec 2018 (on set departure dates)
*Guaranteed departure applies as soon as two people are booked on a tour date

From $6499 per person share twin   
Travel: Apr-Sep 2018 (on set departure dates)
*Guaranteed departure applies as soon as two people are booked on a tour date

Single Supplement from $3595 per person



Itinerary

Day 1: Hanoi
Arrive in Hanoi. Enjoy an afternoon walking tour of the fascinating Old Quarter and Hoan Kiem Lake followed by a wonderful Vietnamese dinner to get to know the other tour members.

Day 2: Hanoi
Enjoy a morning city tour with highlights including Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, Hoa Lo, the Women’s Museum and The Temple of Literature. The afternoon is spent at leisure.

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
Begin with a walking tour of Hoi An’s historic town. Admire the ancient shop houses, the Japanese covered bridge and the myriad of beautiful lanterns. The afternoon is spent at leisure.

Day 6: Hoi An
Discover the ancient ruins of My Son in the morning followed by an afternoon and evening spent at leisure.

Day 7: Hoi An
Enjoy a full day at leisure to self-explore, swim at the beach, relax or simply shop. The choice is simply yours.

Day 8: Hoi An – Hue via the Hai Van Pass
Today travel to Hue via the spectacular Hai Van Pass. 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 9: 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 10: 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 11: Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)
Enjoy a magical speedboat trip up Saigon River to visit the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. Tonight, celebrate your tour with a farewell dinner on a stunning evening river cruise as some tour participants will end their journey with us here.

Day 12: 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 13: 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 14: 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 15: Phnom Penh (Cambodia)
Today, explore charming Phnom Penh, once called the Paris of the East.

Day 16: 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 17: 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 18: Kampong Chhnang
Dependent on river water levels, today’s excursion may include a visit to the Cambodian water world village.

Day 19: Siem Reap
Farewell your ship crew, disembark and transfer to Siem Reap.

Day 20: Siem Reap / Angkor Temples Excursion
Discover the incredible key temples of the Angkor complex today.

Day 21: 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 Mar-Dec 2018 and for sales to 31 Aug 18. Prices are per person in New Zealand dollars. International airfares are additional. A non-refundable NZD250 per person deposit is required at the time of reservation with full payment required no later than 42 days prior to departure. Prices are correct as at 07 Feb 18 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. 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. Please ask your House of Travel consultant for full details.

 

Supplier Code: AA


 

Sale Period

Until 31 Aug 18

Travel Period

Mar-Dec 18 on selected dates

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