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From £1,538 per person for 12 nights
See the best of these Southeast Asian neighbours on a trip across ruined kingdoms, buzzy cities and beautiful beaches
Summary

Vietnam & Cambodia

From the bustling town of Siem Reap and breathtaking Angkor Wat to the serene waters of Halong Bay and the paradise island of Phu Quoc, these two captivating countries will steal your heart


What makes this experience awesome:

  • Visit the 'big three' Angkor temples with an expert guide
  • Helicopter over Angkor Wat (option) - then explore it by ox-cart
  • Cruise around Siem Reap in a vintage American Army Jeep
  • Seaplane or drive from Hanoi to Halong Bay, voyaging on a traditional Junk 
  • Explore Hanoi on a Soviet era motorbike
  • Sail to the magnificent floating village of Preak Toal
  • Be blessed by monks in a remote Cambodian monastery
  • Chill on the island paradise of Phu Quoc


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Angkor Sunrise


On this private trip, you’ll experience the incredible contrast between ancient and modern in two of Southeast Asia’s most exciting countries. Start in Siem Reap, the gateway to the UNESCO-listed temple complex around Angkor Wat. You’ll have plenty of time to explore its incredible temples - even flying high above them by helicopter (optional), as well as exploring the countryside and discovering the unique way of life in floating villages. 


Cambodia


Cambodia


Afterwards, you’ll head for Vietnam to taste Hanoi’s incredible street food, visit its sprawling markets and explore by Soviet-era motorbike, before heading to magical Halong Bay: you’ll cruise its tranquil waters on an overnight trip by traditional Vietnamese junk boat, trying your hand at night fishing with the locals and waking up to a stunning sunrise over the water. Your last few days are devoted to relaxation on the beautiful beaches of Phu Quoc. 


halong junboat


Phu Quoc

A quintessential island paradise, home to unspoilt beaches, calm crystal-clear waters and an abundance of rare and unique marine life. Half of the island is a protected national park featuring waterfalls, coral reefs, wetlands and mountains. The pace of life here is slow with sleepy fishing villages dotted along the coast. Whether you want to relax on the beach, hike to a spectacular waterfall or get up close and personal with some green turtles, you’ll finish your trip feeling blissfully refreshed after four days in this tropical oasis.  


Cambodia


Phu Quoc Sunset


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For UK Government travel advice on this destination see: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice


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Day One: Arrive in Siem Reap

Welcome to Cambodia! Upon arrival at Hanoi airport, your first stop is the cosmopolitan town of Siem Reap, gateway to Angkor Wat. Your driver and private guide will meet you at the airport and you’ll travel to your hotel for check in at 2pm. If you’d like you start exploring straight away, there’s the option to take a quad bike trip through the rice fields that surround the city to admire spectacular sunset views (age 16+; no driving licence necessary). You'll have a special welcome dinner at the hotel in the evening, the perfect start to your trip. 

Overnight in Siem Reap

We offer a variety of hotel classes to suit different budgets. You can choose the style that’s right for you.
Select from Classic, Premium or Deluxe when booking, and click hotel name below for more details.

Classic - La Niche D'Angkor Boutique (Deluxe Room) 

Premium - Lotus Blanc Resort (Landmark Room)

Deluxe - Hotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique& Resort (Executive Deluxe Room)

Meals included: Dinner

Rice Paddies


Day Two: Angkor Wat Exploring; Helicopter flight

Most people come to Siem Reap to visit the vast 12th-century temple complex around Angkor. Today you'll get chance to visit the ''big three'' temples of the Angkor temples complex, being Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom, and Ta Prohm with a knowledgable guide. For the ultimate overview, there is the option to add a helicopter flight over the temples. 

During your day of rigorous temple explorations, you will pass by the Srah Srang baray or reservoir (Royal baths during the ancient Khmer Empire) where you can enjoy a private and relaxing picnic lunch in a charming Khmer village timber house, far away from the crowds. Post meal, a foot massage will soothe your temple-hopping feet before you visit the jungle-covered Ta Prohm, which had a starring role in Tomb Raider. Your trip will end around 5pm. This evening, relax or book the optional action-packed, circus-style performance courtesy of Phare Ponleu Selpak, an NGO founded to give artistic training to poor young Cambodians. 

Overnight in Siem Reap

Classic - La Niche D'Angkor Boutique (Deluxe Room) 

Premium - Lotus Blanc Resort (Landmark Room)

Deluxe - Hotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique& Resort (Executive Deluxe Room) 

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch

Angkor Wat


Day Three: Siem Reap and Floating Village

Your journey starts in the morning, departing from Siem Reap and taking you to Chong Kneas, where you will hop on a boat that will take you directly to Preak Toal. During the boat journey, discover the unique way of life in these villages, where everything floats from the church to the school, to the pharmacy! 

Your experience continues with a truly authentic home-cooked lunch in a peaceful and private setting. After lunch enjoy a special local activity before leaving this unique floating world and heading back to the mainland.  

Overnight in Siem Reap

Classic - La Niche D'Angkor Boutique (Deluxe Room)

Premium - Lotus Blanc Resort (Landmark Room)

Deluxe - Hotel Somadevi Angkor Boutique& Resort (Executive Deluxe Room) 

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch

Bantaneay Srei


Day Four: Onwards to Vietnam

Check out this morning. Before you head to the airport for your flight to Hanoi, there is the option to book a sacred Monk Blessing Ceremony. After being blessed with water, you’d have the chance to chat with the monks about life in the temple. 

Upon arrival in Vietnam, you’ll meet your local guide and driver who will take you to your hotel for check-in.

Overnight in Hanoi

Classic - May de Ville Old Quarter Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Premium - Silk Path Hotel Hanoi (Premium Deluxe)

Deluxe - Melia Hanoi (Deluxe Room)

Meals included: Breakfast

Kompong Kleang


Day Five: Explore Hanoi on foot and by motorbike

Get ready for an action-packed day in the Vietnamese capital, starting with a private trip around its must-see sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum (closed Mondays and Fridays), Museum and One-Pillar Pagoda, the 1,000-year-old Temple of Literature (Vietnam’s oldest university) and leafy Van Mieu Park.  After this, it’s time to take a less touristy approach to the city, as you’re picked up from your hotel and whisked through its maze of narrow back streets and alleys riding pillion on a Soviet-era Minsk motorcycle (approx. 3 hours). Travelling through lesser-visited parts of the city, you’ll taste street food, meet locals and see the strange and varied produce of the sprawling black market, before whizzing past the Mausoleum again, heading for West Lake. During the tour, you will try different traditional Vietnamese dishes from finger foods to the legendary egg coffee or some other traditional drinks. 

Overnight in Hanoi

Classic - May de Ville Old Quarter Hotel (Deluxe Room)

Premium - Silk Path Hotel Hanoi (Premium Deluxe)

Deluxe - Melia Hanoi (Deluxe Room)

Meals included: Breakfast; snacks

Please note: To be allowed to enter the mausoleum, you must wear clothes which cover your legs.

Hanoi Streets


Day Six: Halong Bay Seaplane and Cruise 

Leave Hanoi by seaplane (option) or private car, bound for the stunning UNESCO-listed Halong Bay. If you fly you will combine your transfer with a scenic flight high above the bay, admiring its 1,600-strong collection of rocky islets. Arriving at the nearby marina, you’ll transfer to a traditional junk and spend the day cruising past craggy limestone peaks, soaking up the magical atmosphere. You’ll be served lunch and dinner made from just-caught local seafood and, after admiring a stunning sunset, you’ll get the chance to try your hand at night fishing yourself. Spend your night aboard the junk, lulled by the gentle waves of the bay.

*Please note that if you select the optional seaplane transfer, it is weather dependent. In the case of adverse conditions, the transfer will be by road. 

Overnight in Halong Bay

Classic - Huong Hai Sealife (Suite Cabin)

Premium - Indochina Sails (Superior Cabin)

Deluxe - Indochina Sails (Superior Cabin)

Meals included: Breakfast; lunch; dinner

Halong Junk


Day Seven: Depart Halong Bay for Phu Quoc

You’ll have time for a final cruise of Halong Bay during your last day in Vietnam. Wake to an incredible sunrise over the water (depending on the season), then set out into the bay one last time. Your private road transfer back to Hanoi airport will leave at 11am and head through a shimmering sea of paddy fields, taking in the tranquil scenery of the Red River Delta on the way (approx. 4 hours). After arrival at the airport, check in for your direct flight to Phu Quoc. On arrival in Phu Quoc you'll be picked up and taken to your chosen hotel. Rest of the day to relax and settle in. 

Overnight at Phu Quoc

Classic - Cassia Cottage (Modern Deluxe Room)

Premium - Cassia Cottage (Modern Deluxe Room)

Deluxe - La Veranda Resort (Deluxe Garden Room)

Meals included today: Breakfast

Halong Sunrise



Days Eight to Twelve: Time to Relax

Your next five days will be spent at your leisure. You could go snorkelling, explore the Kien Giang Biosphere Reserve, check out the night market at Duong Dong or simply lie on the beach and relax in the sun, it’s completely up to you. 

Overnight at Phu Quoc

Classic - Cassia Cottage (Modern Deluxe Room)

Premium - Cassia Cottage (Modern Deluxe Room)

Deluxe - La Veranda Resort (Deluxe Garden Room)

Meals Included: Breakfast

GreenBay

ChenSea



Day Thirteen: Homeward Bound

After breakfast you can catch the last rays at the pool until it’s time to leave.  Your hotel will then transfer you to Phu Quoc Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City where you await your departure flight. (Check out 12pm).

Meals Included: Breakfast


Overall meals included: 12 Breakfasts; 3 lunch; 3 dinners

What's included:

  • Private English-speaking guides unless stated otherwise
  • Private transfers and internal flights unless stated otherwise
  • Meals as listed
  • Mandatory taxes and service fees
  • Entrance tickets and permits unless stated otherwise
  • All internal transport and accommodation

What's not included:

  • International flights to/from experience:
    call 0208 432 0885 for AX specially negotiated flight rates
  • Optional extras listed
  • Tips for guides, drivers, hotel and restaurant staff
  • Any visa, customs, airport taxes or similar charges before or after the holiday
  • We cannot guarantee the included hotel breakfast for early departures
  • Drinks during meals unless stated otherwise
  • Personal expenses, such as laundry


SUITABILITY FOR FAMILIES : Suitable for families with adult kids.


If you intend to travel solo, contact us on 0208 432 0885


GETTING THERE

Typical flights from London to Hanoi and flights from Ho Chi Minh City cost around £800. Your domestic flights from Siem Reap to Hanoi, Hanoi to Phu Quoc and Phu Quoc to Ho Chi Minh City are included in the experience price. 

Experience start point: Hanoi (HAN). Arrive anytime. Hotel check in 2pm. 

End point: Ho Chi Minh City (SGN). Hotel check out 12pm.


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Optional Extras

To customise your experience, you can select any of these extras at an additional cost during the basket stage.

Helicopter ride over the breathtaking landscape of Siem Reap.

Hai Au Aviation seaplane

A seaplane transfer from Hanoi to Halong Bay

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