Our Angkor to the Bay itinerary has been intricately designed for those who wish to see iconic sites and magnificent treasures. You'll travel with the assurance that all your arrangements are taken care of, with international flights, accommodation and all the touring listed below. You will be accompanied by our industry-leading National Escorts whose unparalleled knowledge and talent will turn your tour into an unforgettable experience.
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Temples of Angkor: Visit the majestic temple of Angkor and embrace your inner explorer
Hoi An: Enjoy the old world ambience of this delightful city
Halong Bay: Drift on emerald waters amongst the picturesque peaks of this famous bay
Hanoi: Discover the colonial charm of Vietnam's capital city
International flights and current taxes
Touring with guides and entrance fees
All meals (14 breakfasts, 13 lunches & 14 dinners)
Day 1: Fly to Siem Reap
Fly to Siem Reap. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Day 2: Tonle Sap Lake
High water season (Aug to Feb) Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Enjoy a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the community of the floating village of Kampong Kleng. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D'Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts. This evening enjoy dinner and an Apsara dance show. Low water season (Mar to Jul) Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Drop by Artisan D'Angkor after visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening enjoy dinner and the Apsara dance show.
Day 3: Explore Angkor
The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. Enter the walled city of Angkor Thom and head to its heart to see the Bayon, plus the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle. This afternoon is dedicated to Angkor Wat.
Day 4: Discover Phnom Penh
Fly to Phnom Penh, a city of airy boulevards and colonial villas. Visit the magnificent Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda before admiring the artefacts at the National Museum.
Day 5: Fly to Saigon
Visit the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum before climbing up to the hilltop Wat Phnom. Fly to Saigon.
Day 6: Explore Saigon
The city of Saigon is a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. Visit the colonial Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum.
Day 7: Mekong Delta Cruise
Drive down to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the mighty Mekong. This area is known as the ‘Rice Basket of Vietnam’, the rich and fertile lands producing huge amounts of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruit. Return to Saigon.
Day 8: Cu Chi Tunnels
Discover the history of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon, fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO-listed town of Hoi An.
Day 9: Discover Hoi an and Tra Que Village
Drive out into the countryside to the small farming community of Tra Que. Here you can enjoy the lush green countryside and see the farmers at work. After lunch take a walking tour of Hoi An, a laidback, traditional town, to see the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.
Day 10: Cruise the Perfume River
Enjoy a morning at leisure in Hoi An where you can further explore, relax or visit the beach. Depart for Hue, travelling over the scenic Hai Van Pass. Later in Hue, cruise along the Perfume River to the picturesque Thien Mu Pagoda.
Day 11: Hue’S Imperial Citadel
Take a morning visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tombs of Emperors Khai Dinh and Minh Mang, a complex of 40 monuments set amongst gardens and pools. Move on to a beautiful old maison that has been transformed into a Truc Chi workshop, where you’ll learn to create art with bamboo paper. Continue to the Imperial Citadel and Forbidden Purple City.
Day 12: Hanoi Cyclo and Water Puppets
Fly to Hanoi. This afternoon take a thrilling cyclo ride through the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Spend the evening watching a traditional water puppet show
Days 13 14: Halong Bay
Spend two days aboard a comfortable junk boat sailing amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Spend the night on the boat before returning to Hanoi. The rest of the day is at leisure.
Days 15 16: Hanoi to Australia
Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, home of Ho Chi Minh’s Mausoleum, the Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and the serene Temple of Literature. Transfer to the airport for your flight to Australia, arriving home to same or following day. Depending on your flight time, you may wish to stay an additional night in Hanoi at your own expense.
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price. Our tour prices are from prices based on per person, twin share and are subject to the availability of specific economy class fare levels. If the dates we have available for this tour don't suit your needs, or you are not sure travelling as part of a group is for you, maybe a Private Tour would be more ideal.