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Vietnam and Cambodia Adventure Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour

Vietnam and Cambodia Adventure Summer 2019 - Escorted Tour
Duration: 14 Days
Countries: Cambodia
Operator: Trafalgar
Type: - Asia Costsaver 2019
Descriptions: This journey through Vietnam and Cambodia offers something for everyone; Vietnam with its interesting culture and stunning scenery and Cambodia with its amazing temples of Angkor and an insight into Khmer history.
from €2,195 pp Tour Only

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Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Arrive Hanoi (2 Nights)
Welcome to Vietnam. On arrival to Hanoi Airport transfer to your hotel. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner with your Travel Director and fellow guests.Dinner

Accommodation at Silk Path


Day 2

Hanoi Sightseeing
Your exploration of Hanoi begins with a visit to Ho Chi Minh"s Mausoleum, a monument built with marble and granite where the preserved body of "Uncle Ho", one of Vietnam"s great former leader"s, resides. Afterwards visit Ho Chi Minh"s House, a traditional stilt house where Ho lived occasionally from 1958 to 1969. Next visit "One Pillar Pagoda" which was designed in the shape of a lotus flower. Seated on a tranquil pond this Buddhist temple is believed to have magical healing powers. Continue on to Hoa Lo Prison which was built in 1896 and is part of a vast prison complex. Built by the French to imprison Vietnamese political prisoners it is thought to have originally stood in the city centre to make an example to the Vietnamese agitators who were fighting for independence. Enjoy some free time this afternoon or choose to join an Optional Experience with a local foodie.Buffet Breakfast

Day 3

Hanoi - Halong Bay
This morning depart for Halong Bay, a designated UNESCO World Heritage site with its breath-taking views of hundreds of islets scattered throughout the bay. It is believed that the Jade Emperor sent a dragon from heaven which sprayed thousands of pearls onto the sea to act as a fortress designed to protect Vietnam from invaders. Settle in and enjoy lunch on board your wooden junk boat while cruising amongst the 1600 islets en route to Bai Tu Long Bay. Later visit and explore the well hidden Thien Canh Son Cave with its incredible stalactites resembling natural hanging lamps. Perhaps take a swim before returning to the boat for a cooking demonstration by the Chef. Try your skills in the art of traditional Vietnamese cooking before dinner and later relax and enjoy the charm of the bay at night.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation at Huong Hai Sealife Cruise


Day 4

Halong Bay - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An (2 Nights)
Enjoy the sunrise and rejuvenate your mind and body with a Tai-chi session on the deck followed by a visit to visit Vung Vieng, a floating fishing village. Discover the lifestyle and culture of the local people who live on the water. Later sail back to the pier and then drive to Hanoi for your flight to Danang. On arrival transfer to Hoi An for dinner in a local restaurant and your overnight stay.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation at Hoi An Historic


Day 5

Hoi An Sightseeing
This morning enjoy a walking tour around the lanes of Hoi An with its many atmospheric sights. See the 400-year-old Japanese Covered Bridge, first built in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters across the stream; the Assembly Hall of the Chaozhou Chinese Congregation with its intricate woodcarvings; and the colourful market with stalls brimming with local specialties of vibrant coloured silk, rich fragrant herbs and spices and exotic fruit and vegetables. Afternoon at leisure or choose to join an optional experience to discover more.Buffet Breakfast

Day 6

Hoi An - Danang - Nha Trang (2 Nights)
Today fly to the beach resort of Nha Trang, known for its year round sunny weather, turquoise water and white sandy beach. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel and spend the remainder of the day at leisure. This evening enjoy dinner in a local restaurant with its stunning beachfront location.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation at Novotel Nha Trang


Day 7

Nha Trang Sightseeing
This morning take a leisurely cruise to Mun (Ebony) Island, so named due to the black rock formations and caves on the island. The island is home to incredible underwater coral reefs that attract tropical fish, sea turtles and other rare and beautiful marine life. Enjoy snorkeling (mask and a snorkel are provided on the boat) in the crystal clear waters of this protected maritime reserve before cruising to another island for lunch in a local restaurant. Return to the hotel and enjoy the rest of the afternoon at leisure.Buffet Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8

Nha Trang - Ho Chi Minh City (3 Nights)
Fly to Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon it is the country"s commercial centre whilst still retaining its connections with the past. This evening enjoy dinner in a traditional local restaurant where the meals are served on mam trays.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation at Saigon Prince


Day 9

Ho Chi Minh City Sightseeing
This morning drive to the Cu Chi Tunnels, a massive network of underground tunnels built in 1948 to protect the Viet Cong guerrillas from the French air and ground sweeps. On your visit gain a better understanding of the history, the hardship of life in the tunnels and the Vietnamese resilience during combat. Return to Ho Chi Minh City and take a tour around the various historical landmarks. See Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office and the former Presidential Palace. Later experience the local street coffee culture while having a brief language lesson before returning to the hotel.Buffet Breakfast

Day 10

Ho Chi Minh City Free Time
Today spend the day at leisure or take the opportunity for further exploration of this great city at your own pace or alternatively choose to take an Optional Experience to the Mekong Delta.Buffet Breakfast

Day 11

Ho Chi Minh City - Siem Reap (3 Nights)
This morning fly to Siem Reap, the gateway to the famous temples of Angkor. Upon arrival check-in to the hotel and later take a walk around Siem Reap Old Town. Visit the new and old markets on both sides of the river and later enjoy dinner in a local restaurant.Buffet Breakfast, Dinner

Accommodation at Angkor Village Resort


Day 12

Siem Reap Sightseeing
Visit Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the most important religious monuments in the world. Learn how the Khmer Empire prospered between the 9th and 13th centuries as you stroll through the intricately carved hallways that showcase hundreds of fine carvings. Later visit Angkor Thom which was once an entire walled city that served as the last capital of the Khmer empire. Explore the Bayon temple, the Terrace of the Elephants and the Terrace of the Leper King which houses almost perfectly preserved carvings. Return to your hotel for an afternoon and evening at leisure.Buffet Breakfast

Day 13

Siem Reap Free Time
Enjoy a full free day to explore further or perhaps consider joining an Optional Experience.Buffet Breakfast

Day 14

Depart Siem Reap
Transfer to the Siem Reap International Airport for your onward flight.Buffet Breakfast

To book or for more information, please call us on 01 2311889

What's included

Dining Highlights

  • 13 Buffet breakfasts
  • 2 Lunches
  • 6 Dinners

 

First class travel Highlights

  • Audio Headsets Provided throughout your holiday to enhance your included sightseeing experiences
  • Luxury air-conditioned coach
  • Cherry-picked hotels, all tried and trusted
  • Variety of Optional Experiences
  • City orientation tours
  • An expert Travel Director and separate driver
  • All hotel service charges and tips, baggage handling fees and local taxes

 

Not included

  • Flights from Ireland
  • Any internal air unless otherwise stated
  • Meals (not specified)
  • Transfers (not specified)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Personal items
  • Meals (not specified)

 


Sightseeing Highlights

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Halong Sightseeing cruise in Halong Bay including a cooking demonstration on board, a visit to Vung Vieng fishing village and a T"ai-chi session
  • Hanoi Visit Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda and Ho Chi Minh"s house
  • Ho Chi Minh City Visit Cu Chi Tunnels and enjoy a free day exploring the city
  • Hoi An Spend the day exploring this ancient town
  • Nha Trang Cruise to Mun island, enjoy snorkeling in crystal clear water
  • Siem Reap Visit Angkor Wat, Angkor Thom and the markets in the Old Town



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