Uncover your inner explorer amongst the jungle-wreathed temples of Angkor before embarking on an outstanding itinerary encompassing captivating Cambodia and vibrant Vietnam.
Our Cambodia and Vietnam Revealed tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Find your adventurer side amongst Cambodia's largest temple complex
Embrace the captivating charm of the 'Pearl of Asia'
Admire the colourful architecture and enchanting people of Vietnam's capital city
Enjoy a 2 night cruise on the emerald waters of this mystical bay
This tour is suitable for those with a reasonable amount of time available to travel and who are looking to tour the most iconic and popular destinations and cities in Cambodia and Vietnam. This tour is a luxury tour and is suitable for the more discerning traveller.
Arrive at the airport by chauffeured transfer and fly overnight to Siem Reap.
The day begins with a masterclass that takes you behind the scenes at Angkor with one of its lead stone conservationists. You’ll learn little-known secrets about these magnificent monuments and get a crash course in conservation techniques. Full of knowledge you’ll now embark on a full-day tour of Angkor. Beginning in Angkor Thom, the walled city, see the enigmatic Bayon before exploring the atmospheric Ta Prohm, a tussle of stone and jungle. The afternoon is dedicated to the breathtaking Angkor Wat before a champagne sunset at Phnom Krom temple. (B,L,D)
<strong>High water season (Aug to Feb)</strong></br>Visit Kampong Kleang, a floating village on Tonle Sap Lake, meeting the lovely locals and glimpsing a fascinating way of life. Continue to Beng Mealea, a temple lost to the jungle. (B,L)</br></br><strong>Low water season (Mar to Jul)</strong></br>Visit a village and pop into Khapor High School to learn about the library project. Explore the exquisite temples of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. (B,L)
This morning stimulate your senses with a traditional massage. Later fly to Phnom Penh. The ‘Pearl of Asia’ until it was ravaged by war, Phnom Penh has emerged once again as a captivating city and a cosmopolitan capital. (B,L)
See the glittering Royal Palace, the sacred Silver Pagoda and the National Museum – housed in a beautiful traditional-style Khmer building, the relics held within are fascinating. Ascend to hilltop Wat Phnom for views over the city and the Mekong River, and visit Tuol Sleng Museum, a humbling reminder of the atrocities committed by the Khmer Rouge. (B,L)
Enjoy a relaxed morning in Phnom Penh before flying to Saigon. This evening enjoy an exquisite dining experience before sitting down to the cultural extravaganza that is the A O Show, staged at the Saigon Opera House. (B,L,D)
Saigon has evolved from war torn city to thriving metropolis, the powerhouse driving Vietnam towards its ever-brighter future. This morning see the French-built Opera House and Central Post Office, the Reunification Palace, and the harrowing War Remnants Museum. This afternoon, take a cyclo tour of Chinatown and enjoy a walking tour of a herbal medicine street, learning about herbs, spices and healing concoctions as you go. Later, ascend to the sky deck of the Bitexco Tower for a cocktail and sunset views. Finally drift gently down the Saigon River on the Bonsai Cruise, dining on delicious cuisine as you soak up the night time views. (B,L,D)
Set sail through the palm-lined canals of the Mekong Delta in a traditional sampan, passing sleepy towns and stopping to explore markets bursting with fresh produces and innovative home industries. Visit a 19th-century house, a home that produces coconut candy and puffed rice before enjoying lunch served in a colonial-style villa set in a lush garden by the river. Return to Saigon. (B,L)
Travel to the Cu Chi Tunnels, part of an elaborate network of excavations used by the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War. For those feeling brave, you can attempt a section of the tunnels for yourself. Return to Saigon, stopping by a cricket farm en route, before flying to Danang and travelling on to Hoi An. (B,L)
Once an influential port on the Silk Road, Hoi An is a rich fusion of styles – its narrow streets retaining a quirky, old world charm. This morning wander the old streets, visiting Hoi An market, the Chua Ong Pagoda and the elaborate Japanese Covered Bridge before taking tea at the Reaching Out Teahouse. This evening, sip cocktails and dine on freshly prepared cuisine as you discover Hoi An’s river culture with a sunset cruise along the Thu Bon River. (B,L,D)
Enjoy a day at leisure in Hoi An to further explore the ancient towns cobbled streets. (B)
Travel to Hue. Long considered a seat of culture, Hue is dominated by its immense Imperial Citadel, home of emperors from 1802 to 1945. Take a cruise on the Perfume River to the beautiful Thien Mu Pagoda, and take part in a Truc Chi workshop, where you'll learn to create art with bamboo paper. (B,L)
Visit Minh Mang’s tomb before enjoying a vegetarian lunch prepared by the nuns of Lien Hoa Pagoda. Try your hand at making paper flowers in a nearby village that is known for the art. Later, admire the regal surroundings of the Tha Om Garden House – the owner, Mr Vinh, is a descendant from royalty. (B,L)
Travel to the airport to fly to Hanoi. Take a walking tour through the old, bustling alleys of the city’s Old Quarter before meeting a water puppeteer who will introduce you to this traditional 11th century art and put on a private water puppet show. You will also be able to get involved in creating the puppets. Later enjoy a rejuvenating spa treatment. (B,L)
Hanoi evokes the days when Asia Hanoi evokes an Asia of the past – European elegance mixed with Asian vibrancy. Spend the morning exploring the Ho Chi Minh Quarter and learning about the life of ‘Uncle Ho’. Visit the revered Temple of Literature and the One Pillar Pagoda. Stop for lunch at the characterful Home restaurant, where you’ll be served the enchanting flavours of authentic local cuisine. Later let us treat you to a divine Afternoon Tea experience. (B,L)
Halong Bay is a vision of beauty to which very little compares. Sail on emerald waters amongst karst peaks, spending two-nights on the water. (B,L,D)
Rise early to practice Tai Chi on the deck at sunrise, explore Cat Ba Island, swim off hidden beaches and see the very best of this unique area. (B,L,D)
Return to the wharf and travel back to Hanoi. Enjoy the afternoon at leisure. (B,D)
Today transfer to the airport for your flight home, any time before your flight will be at leisure. On arrival at the airport in Australia, be met by your airport chauffeur who will transfer you back home. (B)
We draw from a wide range of hotels on our holidays, each one is chosen to suit the tour you are travelling on meaning your accommodation can range from a smart business hotel in one city to a family run guesthouse in a smaller town. Here are some examples of the type of hotel you can expect to find on this tour.
Places Visited: Australia - Siem Reap (3N) - Phnom Penh (2N) - Saigon (3N) - Hoi An (3N) - Hue (2N) - Hanoi (3N) - Halong Bay (2N) - Australia
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