Meet and greet at the airport and transfer to the Millenium Boutique Hotel, where you will spend the next three nights with breakfast.
Officially called Ho Chi Minh City, but lovingly known by locals as Saigon, is a large and fascinating city. This former capital city blends tradition with modernity - there are French colonial relics like the Notre Dam Cathedral hidden behind modern skyscrapers. The city represents the life and vitality of the Vietnamese people and visitors to this city will be gripped by its energy.
Wander down historic alleyways to incense filled temples before getting lost in one of the modern and sleek designer shopping malls. Head to the 52nd floor of the Saigon Skydeck just before sunrise, for coffee and an unrivalled panoramic view of the Sun setting on this fast moving city. Negotiate a bargain at the Ben Thanh Market where you can find just about anything. On Day 2, enjoy a free tour of Ho Chi Minh City.
Pick up from the Millenium Boutique Hotel and transferred to board a flight to Siem Reap. On arrival, meet and greet with transfer to the 5* Saem Siem Reap Hotel, where you will spend 2 nights with breakfast. Enjoy the charming Old World elegance, Cambodian art decor throughout the hotel's gardens and interiors. Take a dip in the olympic sized pool or unwind with a spa treatment.
Pick up from the Saem Siem Reap Hotel and a short transfer to the Temples of Angkor Wat. The seat of the ancient Khmer Empire, spend time taking in the largest religious monument in the world. Angkor Wat has become the symbol of Cambodia and is an absolute must visit. From a distance, the symmetry of the complex looks stunning, however up close is where you will discover the amazing detail and intricacies of this ancient monument.
Breakfast at the Saem Siem Reap Hotel. Today is a day of leisure, explore Siem Reap or head back to the temple complex for a second look.
Pick up from the Saem Siem Reap Hotel and transferred to the airport for a flight to Luang Prabang, where you will stay at the Santi Resort & Spa in a Deluxe room. This town is remarkable for its rich architecture which reflects the combination of Lao tradition with the influence of the French colonial era. It is an exceptionally well preserved town and has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
After breakfast in the Santi Resort & Spa, Day 9 will be filled visiting the highlights of Luang Prabang. Highlights include visits to the Royal Palace Museum, the magnificent Buddhist temples of Wat Xiengthong and Wat Visoun, Luang Prabang's oldest temple. Laos is famous for its traditional crafts, you will visit the Ock Pop Tock Living Craft Centre. Here you can learn the history of of weaving and see local craftsmen working with silk. Take a class and come away with your very own made silk clothing! You will also visit various local villages to indulge in Laos culture.
Next we will take you to the beautiful Kuang Si Waterfall - where you can cool off with a refreshing swim in the pools or walk along the lush forest trails. There's even time to visit the Kuang Si Falls Butterfly Park. Returning to Luang Prabang, we ascend the 329 steps to the top of Phousi Hill for a majestic sunset, reflecting on the mighty Mekong River. Overnight in Luang Prabang.
After morning breakfast in Luang Prabang, you will be transferred to the airport for a short flight to Hanoi. On arrival, meet and greet and taken to the Mayde Ville Old Quarter Hotel in Hanoi for your final three nights in Vietnam.
Hanoi is over 1,000 years old - the wide range of history on show here is mind boggling. There are temples, ancient fortresses, theatres, lakes and a whole host of UNESCO World Heritage Sites to visit. Everywhere you look, you will see the influence the city had under Chinese and French occupation. Part of Hanoi's allure is in its vibrant and pulsating street life, where all aspects of life are played out on the street.
The city is home to some of the finest Vietnamese coffee and street food. There is plenty for travellers to do - visit the historical mausoleum of Vietnam's founding father Ho Chi Minh, see the cities focal point the Hoan Kiem Lake, and be sure to visit the Hanoi Old Quarter on foot; where travellers can see colonial architecture along narrow streets with buddhist temples and markets with street vendors selling delicious food and souvenirs for as little as $1.
After morning breakfast, you will be picked up and transferred for a journey of a lifetime on Halong Bay.
Experience the romance of this stunning bay on a traditional junkboat. Enjoy a delicious lunch onboard before visiting the best highlights of Halong Bay including the Stone Dog, Incense Burner Islet, local fishing villages and the 'fighting cock' rock. You will visit Thien Cung, the 'Heavenly Palace', the most stunning cave in Halong Bay. Arrive back at Hanoi in the late evening.
Free days. Spend the last two days at your leisure in Vietnam's capital.
On day 12, you will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to the airport. However your flght is after midnight so you will be arriving to UK on Day 13.
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Add 4 nights in the historic and captivating Hoi An for £295 per person.
You will be staying at the Le Pavillon Hoi An Luxury Resort & Spa in a deluxe room with bed & breakfast included each night.
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Take a full day tour on the famous Mekong River from Ho Chi Minh City.
Following breakfast at the hotel, you will take a scenic early morning drive to Vinh Long, stopping for photos at Tan An town overlooking flat rice fields.
The tour will start off with a visit of Cai Be floating market. Cruise among local barges and boats full of exotic and colourful fruits and vegetables. An optional stop can be made to local workshops to observe how rice paste, coconut candy, pop-rice and pop-corn are made. You will be amazed at how they create special products such as making rice-nets for spring rolls.
Enjoy a special Mekong Delta lunch, served under the shade of local orchards on An Binh Island. Taste the famous dish 'Fried Mekong Elephant Ear Fish'.
Following lunch, your rowing boat will take you deeper into the countryside through smaller canals. Enjoy the ambience of the river and see traditional houses made of wood and palm tree leaves. Observe local farmers catching fish and picking up fruits in their old ancestral Mekong style.
You will have the chance to enjoy fruits from the local farmers gardens and homemade rice wine. Traditional music will be playing to really capture the essence of the Mekong. Lastly, you will get a chance to enjoy a bike ride through village paths to see the local farms, houses and the real Mekong way of life. After the tour, you will be driven back to your hotel in Ho Chi Minh City.
Take a full day tour of Hanoi - the grand capital city of Vietnam.
Lonely Planet say "Its streets surge with scooters vying for right of way amid the din of constantly blaring horns, and all around layers of history reveal periods of French and Chinese occupation – offering a glimpse into the resilience of ambitious, proud Hanoians."
The colonial capital city Hanoi is a unique Asian city with tree-lined boulevards, French colonial architecture, peaceful lakes and oriental pagodas and temples dating back a thousand years.
This full day tour takes you around Hanoi's most interesting sights, including the Ho Chi Minh Complex: Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and his Stilts House, the Presidential Palace and the One Pillar Pagoda and, nearby, the Old Quarter also known as the 36 streets and guilds. Also on the tour, the Lake of the Restored Sword and Ngoc Son Temple, the Temple of Literature, peaceful West Lake (with lovers street Thanh Nien), the sedate Tran Quoc Pagoda and Quan Thanh Temple and one of the city's museums, either the History Museum or the Ethnology Museum. In the evening, you will enjoy a traditional Vietnamese water puppet show.
Exploring the floating villages of Tonle Sap Lake is a popular choice for a day trip from Siem Reap, but the most atmospheric time to visit is at sunset. On this 4-hour evening tour, cruise to the floating village of Chong Khneas, glide past lotus fields and stilted houses, visit a crocodile farm, and enjoy a typical Cambodian lunch at a floating restaurant.
4-hour Tonle Sap sunset dinner cruise from Siem Reap
Cruise around the vast Tonle Sap Lake, a UNESCO biosphere reserve
Pass the floating fish farms and traditional stilted homes of Chong Khneas village
Stop to take photos of the lotus fields and watch the romantic sunset over the lake
Tuck into a delicious Cambodian-style lunch at the Queen Tara floating restaurant
Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport
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