Angkor to the Bay

Overview

Angkor to the Bay

Rich in culture, majestic in appearance and dramatic in diversity, the countries of Vietnam and Cambodia each offer the unsuspecting traveller a wealth of experiences that are unsurpassed.

This exceptional Wendy Wu Tour allows you to discover the delights of both Cambodia and Vietnam from an in depth exploration of the jungle-clad temples of Angkor Wat to an overnight Junk Cruise on World Heritage-listed Halong Bay and the cultural centres of Saigon, Hoi An and Hanoi. Ancient history and spectacular scenery combine to create one of our most popular tours and expert guides bring each country to life and ensure that you experience a deep and lasting connection with the region, that will still be with you long after your journey has ended.

What’s Included:

  • Return flights.
  • 14 nights in hotels/onboard and 2 in flight (accommodation as specified or similar).
  • Full board basis.
  • Entrance fees, guides and daily tours.
  • Visa fees for UK passport holders.

Full Itinerary

Day 1 - 2: London - Siem Reap

Fly overnight to Siem Reap. On arrival you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Overnight - Angkor Holiday Hotel Meals - Lunch and Dinner

Day 3: Tonle Sap

Travel by boat to see the floating villages, schools and restaurants along Tonle Sap. Later, continue to the lesser visited temple of Beng Melea.
Overnight - Angkor Holiday Hotel Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4: Angkor Wat

Rise early to explore the amazing temples of Angkor, starting with the fabulous Ta Prohm. Continue to Angkor Thom, the Bayon, Elephant Terrace, Terrace of the Leper King and the magnificent Angkor Wat.
Overnight - Angkor Holiday Hotel Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 5: Siem Reap - Phnom Penh

Fly to Phnom Penh and visit the Royal Palace,National Museum and the Silver Pagoda which houses the striking Emerald Buddha.
Overnight - Castle Hotel Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 6: Phnom Penh - Saigon

Visit the Tuol Sleng Museum of Genocidal Crimes and Wat Phnom before flying to Saigon. Visit Ben Thanh Market.
Overnight - Lan Lan II Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 7: Saigon

Sightseeing today includes a visit to Notre Dame Cathedral, Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum.
Overnight - Lan Lan II Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 8: Mekong Delta Cruise

Travel to Ben Tre and cruise on the Mekong River to explore the delta, the Rice Basket of Vietnam. The area’s rich and fertile lands are perfect for growing rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Enjoy the scenery as we travel through palm-lined canals on wooden sampans passing stilt houses and fish farms before returning to Saigon.
Overnight - Lan Lan II Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 9: Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh

Explore the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels before travelling to Tay Ninh to attend the noon service at the Cao Dai Temple, one of the most striking structures in Asia. Return to Saigon.
Overnight - Lan Lan II Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 10: Saigon - Hoi An

Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, stopping at Marble Mountains en-route.
Overnight - The Van Loi Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11: Hoi An Walking Tour

Enjoy a walking tour of Hoi An and visit one of the oldest homes, still occupied by descendants of merchants that built it over 200 years ago. Also visit the Japanese Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese Pagoda. The afternoon is at leisure.
Overnight - The Van Loi Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 12: Imperial Citadel, Hue

Travel to Hue, the former historic capital of Vietnam during the Nguyen Dynasty and enjoy a cyclo ride to the Imperial Citadel. Visit the Forbidden Purple City and Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a boat trip on the Perfume River.
Overnight - Park View Hotel Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13: Royal Tombs & Fly to Hanoi

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. Later fly to Hanoi, a charming and richly historic city.
Overnight - Platinum II Hotel Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 14 - 15: Halong Bay Junk Cruise

Travel to Halong Bay. Enjoy seafood meals whilst cruising between the nearby islands and stay overnight on board a traditionally designed Junk Boat. Return to Hanoi the following day and see the famous Water Puppets.
Overnight - Platinum II Hotel Meals - Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 16 - 17: Hanoi - London

Sightseeing includes a visit to the Ho Chi Minh Quarter where you will see Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum (closed Sep-Dec), Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda, and the Temple of Literature. You'lll also take a walking tour of the Old Quarter. Transfer to the airport for an overnight flight home. Transfer to the airport for an overnight flight home.

Hand Picked By

Carla Wilson

Having experienced a Wendy Wu tour myself, I have since recommended them to many of my customers who have an equally amazing experience. Wendy Wu’s extensive local expertise enables them not only to take you to lesser visited places, but give you those authentically Asian experiences. Be it learning a local craft, practicing an old tradition, dining on local flavours or meeting local families in their community, with Wendy Wu Tours you have the chance to really get under the skin of a country and its culture.

Carla Wilson

Additional Information

  • Date: January - November 2019
  • Board Basis: Full board
  • Duration: 16 nights
  • Departure Airport: London Heathrow
  • Guide Price: From £3,290pp
  • Saving £400 per couple
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