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Enjoy a special 25th Anniversary edition of one of our favourite itineraries, featuring Cambodia & Vietnam.
Start amongst the magnificence of the temples of Angkor before joining Wendy Wu (our owner and founder) on a three-night river cruise down the Mekong, complete with shore excursions designed to give you an authentic glimpse of local life. Sail into Vietnam to discover its many treasures, including vibrant Saigon, charming Hoi An and historic Hanoi. End your trip with an overnight cruise through Halong Bay.
For this special anniversary departure, we have added a number of exciting inclusions that are completely exclusive to these tours. Along with the three-night cruise together with our founder Wendy, you'll also enjoy a special mindfulness session on the Mekong, a cocktail at Bitexco Tower's 49th-floor sky bar, dinner with a Vietnamese family in Saigon, a 'basket boat' experience in Cam Thanh and a 25-minute scenic seaplane flight over Halong Bay.
Cruise the Mekong in style aboard the contemporary Victoria Mekong with state-of-the-art facilities and an itinerary packed with culturally-immersive shore excursions and onboard activities.
Place your trust in your other senses on a fun 'dining in the dark' experience at Noir, a Saigon restaurant that works with local people who are blind or visually-impaired.
Master the art of Vietnamese cooking, visiting a local market in Hoi An to talk to sellers and buy fresh ingredients that you'll then use to whip up your own culinary masterpiece!
After a day of exploration relax as you float on the gentle waters of the moat of Angkor Thom, seeing the old walled city from a different perspective and savouring the beauty of a peaceful sunset.
Fly overnight to Siem Reap. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Rising early, journey to the old city of Angkor Thom and pass through the magnificent South Gate flanked by 54 gods and demons. At Angkor Thom's centre is the enigmatic Bayon, a breathtaking temple of innumerable sculptural decorations. Also admire the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm before the rest of the day is dedicated to Angkor Wat, the most magnificent, and best preserved of all of Angkor's treasures.
Enjoy a morning at Chansar Village, visiting the home of a local Khmer family who specialise in making brooms. This afternoon, cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Phluk and observing the way of life of these lake communities.
Fly to Phnom Penh and explore by cyclo, with photo stops at the Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda. Visit Wat Phnom before ending the day with a cocktail at one of of the city's best skybars.
Reflect on Cambodia's tumultuous history with a visit to the Killing Fields, where many civilians became victims of the brutal Khmer Rouge. Return to Phnom Penh for lunch before transferring to Phnom Penh pier. Here, say goodbye to your national escort and board the Victoria Mekong for your 3-night Anniversary Celebration cruise with Wendy, our founder.
Cross over into Vietnam, taking in the passing scenery. There will be onboard activities available such as cocktail making. Tender ashore in Tan Chau and visit a silk village. In the evening, enjoy a thrilling lion dance performance before dinner.
Continue downstream, visiting a floating market and local museum. After lunch, head to Dinh Yen Craft Village. Here, you will visit a local family who make beancurd and also a local who makes colourful straw mats. Sail on to Can Tho for a farewell dinner, accompanied by a traditional music performance.
Visit a local floating market before bidding farewell to the Victoria Mekong, boarding the ship's shuttle bus from Can Tho to Saigon. Stop en route in Cai Be for lunch at a scenic villa. In Saigon, you will be met by your Vietnamese National Escort. This evening, enjoy dinner in the dark at Noir, a restaurant supporting Saigon's visually impaired.
Confront the reality of guerrilla warfare at the astonishing Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. Return to Saigon to explore the iconic sights, such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, Reunification Palace and Central Post Office.
Fly to Danang, and continue by road to Hoi An. Enjoy a walking tour of this charming town – a wonderfully laidback and wilfully traditional place, whose streets are a delight to wander. Visit Quan Cong Temple, the elaborate Japanese Bridge and the bustling market. Stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work.
Enjoy a 'farmer and fisherman' experience just outside Hoi An. Head to Cam Thanh Coconut Village in the coastal Bay Mau Forest, where you'll board an unusual Vietnamese basket boat – thung chai, similar to a coracle – and be paddled through this extraordinary coconut forest.
After breakfast, fly to Hanoi to explore the Old Quarter by cyclo. Also stop by the Temple of Literature, and make sure to try a traditional egg coffee on the way!
Discover the rest of Hanoi's sights today, with the Ho Chi Minh quarter and Mausoleum, Humble House on Stilts, One Pillar Pagoda and more. In the evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin, a beautiful open-air performance on a lake.
Travel east to Halong Bay, where you'll enjoy a true VIP experience: a Halong Bay seaplane flight offering a unique an unforgettable view of the bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, it isn't hard to see why it is one of Vietnam's most popular destinations. Stay overnight on a traditionally designed boat on Halong Bay, cruising amongst the karst peaks on the tranquil green waters.
After a night anchored out on the waters, rise early to see the sun come up over the bay before cruising back to port. Return to Hanoi after brunch and enjoy some time at leisure before the evening's farewell dinner.
Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.
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: Siem Reap (3N) – Phnom Penh (1N) – Mekong Cruise (3N) – Saigon (2N) – Hoi An (2N) – Hanoi (2N) - Halong Bay (1N) – Hanoi (1N)
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Departures for Solo travellers only are available for this tour on selected
In addition to being for solos only these departures feature smaller group sizes, free airport lounge access and complimentary cocktails on arrival.
There are no dedicated Solo departures for this year. You can enjoy any of our tours with no Single Supplement on our Happy to Share option or explore the solo departures in other years.
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