Classic Vietnam and Angkor

16 day Small Group guided tour with Exodus

from £2399 per person including flights
  • Group Size: from 4 to 16
  • Premium Adventure: high standard of accommodation throughout
  • No long road journeys, maximising your time at each destination
  • Overnight cruise in stunning Halong Bay
  • Visits to the Mekong Delta, the historic town of Hoi An and the Cu Chi tunnels
  • Explore incomparable Angkor temple complex in Cambodia

Call       01462 677 111

Visit     65 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3BJ

email   holidays@onyourtravels.co.uk

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Halong Bay, Vietnam

Your Tour Itinerary


Day 1 - Depart London
Day 2 - Arrive Hanoi

Upon arrival in Hanoi, the rest of the day is free to recover from the flight or stroll amongst broad tree-lined avenues dating from the French period. There is a faded colonial charm where baguettes and good coffee are sold from doorways of grand buildings of a past era. This evening there will be a welcome briefing with your leader followed by an optional group dinner at a local restaurant.

Lan Vien Hotel or similar

Day 3 - City tour; afternoon free

This morning we enjoy a sightseeing tour of the city that includes a visit to the Temple of Literature; the site of the oldest university in Vietnam with over 2000 graduates, Hoa Lo Prison & the Old Quarter of the city with its '36 Streets' where each street is home to shops selling particular products - e.g. 'silk street', 'gold street', 'paper street' and 'tourist souvenir street'.

We have the afternoon free in Hanoi to wander around the Hoan Kiem lake and perhaps enjoy the view from a lakeside cafe.

Lan Vien Hotel or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Day 4 - To Halong Bay; cruise; overnight on boat

We make an early start for the approximately 4-hour journey to Halong Bay. This is one of the most stunningly beautiful sights in South East Asia with some 3000 limestone peaks rising directly from the clear emerald sea. We cruise amongst this amazing karst scenery, stopping to swim and kayak, allowing us to get to places inaccessible by boat (weather permitting), and enjoy a seafood lunch on board. There may even be the chance to try a spot of fishing from the boat too. We overnight on board in twin share cabins with en suite facilities.

Overnight Boat
Meals included: breakfast lunch dinner

Day 5 - Continue cruise; return to Hanoi

We continue to cruise around Halong Bay this morning before returning to port. We then drive back to Hanoi where the evening is free to explore or relax. There is the option of seeing a performance of the famous Water Puppets, which your leader can arrange if you have not already seen them and wish to do so.

Lan Vien Hotel or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Day 6 - Fly to Da Nang; transfer to Hoi An

After breakfast we transfer to Hanoi Airport for a flight to Da Nang. In Da Nang, we climb Marble Mountain where we explore the large caves which were used by the Viet Cong as a hospital base during the war. From the mountain peak there are fantastic views over My Khe Beach and the surrounding countryside which leads on to Hoi An, our next destination.

Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Day 7 - Walking tour of Hoi An; free afternoon

This morning will include a walking tour of Hoi An, the original European trading port in Vietnam dating back to the mid-16th century. It is now a living museum, with attractive wooden merchant's houses and pagoda-style temples with Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese and European architectural influences. It is also a marvellous place to wander around and enjoy the thriving riverside market and great silk clothes shopping.

The afternoon is free to enjoy a town that has become a favourite for so many travellers to Vietnam. Options include a trip to My Son, the Cham civilisation's spiritual home, where Cham kings were buried as long ago as the fourth century. Although wartime bombing has destroyed much of the site, there's a number of interesting stone towers and sanctuaries.

Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Day 8 - Cruise on Thu Bon River to a cooking class; free afternoon

We spend the morning at the wonderful Red Bridge restaurant, located on the bank of the Thu Bon River. Visiting the colourful local market first, we shop for ingredients before taking a boat ride to the restaurant. Here we learn the intricacies of Vietnamese cooking. Under the supervision of an English-speaking Vietnamese chef you have the opportunity to create your own dishes. You don't need to be a proficient cook to enjoy this activity but be warned, you get to eat your creations at the end of the morning! You may choose to stay on and enjoy the idyllic garden at the restaurant or make your way back into Hoi An town for an afternoon at leisure, or jump on a bike (optional) for a ride through the countryside, passing markets, schools and villages before continuing on to Cua Dai beach (5 km).

Hoi An Silk Village Resort & Spa or similar
Meals included: breakfast lunch

Day 9 - Fly to Saigon; afternoon city tour

This morning we transfer to Da Nang Airport for the flight to Saigon, officially known as Ho Chi Minh City. This is an exciting and absorbing city where scooters pack the streets and temples stand defiantly alongside modern developments. Devastated by the Vietnam War, it is now a bustling free market city where anything goes. The Saigon River and Ben Thanh market, are within easy walking distance and are highly recommended. This afternoon a city tour will include a visit to the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. The Museum has an interesting photographic record of the Vietnam/American War. Please be aware that some images at the museum are very graphic.

Millenium Boutique Hotel or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Day 10 - Morning visit to Cu Chi tunnels; free afternoon

Today we leave the city behind us and head north to visit the infamous Cu Chi tunnels. Used by the Viet Cong during the war, the network covers 3 levels and incorporates around 240km of tunnels. Traditionally these were very narrow but some areas have been widened to allow tourists to explore the system. Claustrophobes may prefer to stay outside in the sunshine! In the afternoon we return to Saigon and the rest of the day is free for individual exploration.

Millenium Boutique Hotel or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Day 11 - To Mekong Delta; cruise through waterways

In the morning we drive to Cai Be in the Mekong Delta (approx 2.5 hours), known as the 'rice bowl' of Vietnam. This region produces most of Vietnam's fruit, sugar cane and coconuts. We take a boat trip on the mighty Mekong River, passing many orchards and friendly locals also travelling by boat. Recently, Cai Be floating market has become less crowded and smaller as fruit trading is mostly now done by trucks due to the bridge being built. However, this is still a great opportunity to see a local market and the trade being conducted traditionally on a smaller scale. We stop to see some small cottage industries such as rice paper and coconut candy, getting a chance to sample the produce along the way before enjoying the local speciality, 'Elephant Ear Fish', for lunch. After lunch, we continue by boat to Vinh Long where our bus is waiting to take us to Can Tho.

Hau Giang Hotel or similar
Meals included: breakfast lunch

Day 12 - Visit floating market; return to Saigon

This morning we take a boat trip to visit Cai Rang floating market, the biggest and most lively floating market in the Delta, with great photo opportunities. It is a maze of hundreds of boats packed with fruits, vegetables and plants, where samples are hung from the tops of long poles so that buyers can see from a distance what is for sale. Later we drive back to Saigon where the remainder of the day is free.

Millenium Boutique Hotel or similar
Meals included: breakfast

Day 13 - Fly to Siem Reap, Cambodia

Today we transfer to Saigon Airport for the flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. On arrival in Siem Reap, we will be met by our Cambodian tour leader. Flight-time dependent we may have the opportunity to see the sunset at the temple-complex this evening. If not, we will enjoy this magnificent marvel tomorrow evening.

Comfortable Hotel
Meals included: breakfast

Day 14 - Full day to explore Angkor

A full day spent exploring the Angkor complex. We will visit the incredible Angkor Wat and the many temples inside the Royal City of Angkor Thom, including the magnificent Bayon, which comprises of 54 intricately carved towers in one single temple. The Bayon certainly left an impression on an early traveller in 1925 who stated 'we stand before it stunned. It is like nothing else in the land.' We will also see other less-visited outlying temples. Particularly impressive are Banteay Srei and Ta Prohm, which is still covered in jungle as it was first found. Re-discovered in the 1870s and famously described as being 'grander than anything of Greece or Rome' by the French explorer Henri Mouchot, this World Heritage Site stands alongside Chichen Itza and Machu Picchu as one of the world's most spectacular archaeological sites. A truly magical experience and a photographer's paradise.

Comfortable Hotel
Meals included: breakfast

Day 15 - Depart Siem Reap

Transfer to the airport for your flight home.
Meals included: breakfast

Day 16 - Arrive London

Guide Prices

Please note that these should be seen as a guideline only - please call us for up to date availability and an exact costing. Prices are 'per person' based on 2 adults sharing one room.

Sun 25 Nov 2018 to Mon 10 Dec 2018 from £2,419
Sun 23 Dec 2018 to Mon 07 Jan 2019 from £2,799
Sun 20 Jan 2019 to Mon 04 Feb 2019 from £2,499
Sun 27 Jan 2019 to Mon 11 Feb 2019 from £2,499
Sun 03 Mar 2019 to Mon 18 Mar 2019 from £2,449
Sun 24 Mar 2019 to Mon 08 Apr 2019 from £2,449
Sun 14 Apr 2019 to Mon 29 Apr 2019 from £2,499
Sun 28 Jul 2019 to Mon 12 Aug 2019 from £2,749
Sun 04 Aug 2019 to Mon 19 Aug 2019 from £2,699
Sun 15 Sep 2019 to Mon 30 Sep 2019 from £2,399
Sun 13 Oct 2019 to Mon 28 Oct 2019 from £2,449
Sun 27 Oct 2019 to Mon 11 Nov 2019 from £2,449
Sun 03 Nov 2019 to Mon 18 Nov 2019 from £2,449
Sun 10 Nov 2019 to Mon 25 Nov 2019 from £2,449
Sun 17 Nov 2019 to Mon 02 Dec 2019 from £2,449
Sun 24 Nov 2019 to Mon 09 Dec 2019 from £2,449
Sun 01 Dec 2019 to Mon 16 Dec 2019 from £2,399
Sun 15 Dec 2019 to Mon 30 Dec 2019 from £2,799

What's Included?

  • 12 nights comfortable hotels, 1 night boat with twin share cabins, all en suite
  • Travel by private car/minibus/bus (subject to group size), 3 flights and boats
  • Some gentle walking in humid conditions
  • Leisurely pace of travel
  • What's included
  • All breakfasts, 3 lunches and 1 dinner
  • All accommodation
  • All transport and listed activities
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Flights from London (if booking incl. flights)
  • Arrival & departure transfers

Plus for guests of 'On Your Travels'

  • One easy point of contact all the way through the booking process
  • Complimentary Fast Track through security at your UK airport
  • Complimentary Guide Book
  • VIP Lounge Special - just £7 per person!
  • £50 Travel Voucher per adult


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Call       01462 677 111

Visit     65 Station Road, Letchworth Garden City, Herts, SG6 3BJ

email   holidays@onyourtravels.co.uk

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