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Angkor to the Bay Private Tour
2022 Brand New Tour

Angkor to the Bay Private Tour

17 Days from £4,790pp

(Minimum two guests travelling)

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The Best Time is Now!

Just re-opened after two years of closed borders, the next few months will be an incredible time to visit Vietnam. With no crowds, rejuvenated attractions and an incredible warmth of welcome from the friendly locals there will never be another opportunity to experience the country like it is right now.

Why Choose a Wendy Wu Private Tour?

  • Travel on any day you wish
  • Expertly crafted itineraries, tailored for parties as small as two.
  • A private trip just for you and your chosen travel party.
  • Enjoy the undivided attention of your knowledgable private guide.
  • Stay in central, boutique hotels. Explore from your doorstep!
  • Enjoy a more intimate and authentic travel experience.

What's our Specialist say

Arti Gondalia

Vietnam Specialist

Experience one of our most popular itineraries tailored to perfectly suit private travelling parties as small as just two . Exploring the most popular sights in Cambodia and Vietnam with you own private guide, you will be wowed by their abundant knowledge and expertise . Departing on any day you wish this private tour is ideal for those looking for a comfortable relaxing trip through Cambodia and Vietnam's iconic attractions.

The next few months offer the opportunity of a lifetime for visitors to Vietnam. Beating other tourists to the punch you'll get to see the iconic attractions without the crowds and experience travel in Vietnam like it was over 30 years ago.

Whichever part of the country you visit, Vietnam has a wonderful reputation for hospitality – but never more so than now, when its people are hungry to reconnect with the wider world. Visitors have been sorely missed by the guides, restaurants, and hotel workers who work hard to showcase the wonders of their beautiful country so you can be sure that you'll be welcomed with open arms.

Private Tour Highlights

Angkor to the Bay Private Tour

17 Days Private Touring from £4,790

Experience the very best of Vietnam

  • Embrace your inner explorer to discover the incredible temples of Angkor
  • Balance captivating charm with past struggles in capital city Phnom Penh
  • Experience Saigon's edgy and evocative blend of past and present
  • Enjoy the old world ambiance of delightful Hoi An
  • Drift on emerald waters amongst the picturesque peaks of Halong Bay
  • Discover the colonial atmosphere of Hanoi

What's Included

  • all international airfares
  • all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
  • 4* accommodation
  • meals as stated
  • entrance fees, guides and daily tours

Private Tour Itinerary

  • Days 1-2
    Fly to Siem Reap

    Fly overnight to Siem Reap, where your private transfer will be waiting to take you to your centrally-located hotel, The Aviary. Depending on your time of arrival, the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3
    Tonle Sap Lake
    Day 3 Tonle Sap Lake

    This morning, your private guide will whisk you away to explore the less visited Beng Mealea, a mysterious, atmospheric ancient temple completely overrun by the jungle. Explore on foot for approximately an hour and half. Spend the afternoon exploring Tonle Sap. In the high water season (Aug to Feb), you will travel to Kompong Khleng stilt village; in the low-water season (Mar - July) you will visit Chong Kneas floating village. Return to your hotel via Les Artisan D'Angkor, an impressive artisan house where you will spot local artists at work. The evening is at leisure to enjoy Siem Reap. Just a short walk from your hotel, you'll find the famous Pub Street, with an impressive lineup of restaurants catering to every taste. Afterwards, head to the nearby night market to soak up the buzz.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 4
    Discover Angkor
    Day 4 Discover Angkor

    There are few greater privileges than a privately guided tour of the legendary Angkor complex. Your expert guide will show you the hidden secrets of this majestic gem on a full day tour, during which you can enjoy their undivided attention. The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. See the walled city of Angkor Thom and head to its heart to see the enigmatic Bayon, followed by the breathtaking Ta Prohm. Pause for lunch before an afternoon tour of the the indescribable Angkor Wat. Later, return to Angkor Thom to take a leisurely boat ride on the moat, and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems. Return to the Aviary and relax with an evening at leisure. Why not make use of the hotel's spa facilities?

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 5
    Discover Phnom Penh
    Day 5 Discover Phnom Penh

    Your morning is at leisure for any final adventures you wish to enjoy in Siem Reap. This afternoon, fly to Phnom Penh, a city of airy boulevards and colonial villas. Your private driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel: the Baitong Resort and Spa, in the buzzing BKK1 district. No trip to Indochina could be complete without a Mekong river sunset, and Phnom Penh is one of the best places to do it. Board a private boat and journey along this urban section of the Tonle Sap River, which offers a magnificent panorama of the Phnom Penh Riverfront, the Royal Palace and the ever-changing skyline. Enjoy a refreshing local beer as you cruise to the point where the Tonle Sap converges with the Mighty Mekong river. The rest of your evening is at leisure to take advantage of Baitong's excellent restaurant, or explore the other dining options of the surrounding BKK1 district.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 6
    Fly to Saigon
    Day 6 Fly to Saigon

    Begin at the small but impressive National Museum, where your guide will introduce you to its most intriguing Khmer artifacts. Continue to the emotive Tuol Sleng Museum, where you will learn about the struggles of the Cambodian civilians under the regime of Pol Pot. Pause to visit hilltop temple of Wat Phnom before your 1-hour flight to Saigon. Here, we stay in the Odys Saigon in District 1 - the heart of the city. Why not enjoy the panoramic views from its rooftop bar before your independent dinner?

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 7
    Cu Chi Tunnels
    Day 7 Cu Chi Tunnels

    Visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels, where your private guide will explain the astonishing realities of the guerrilla tactics used by the Viet Cong during the war. You'll discover bamboo traps, field hospitals and kitchens, and if you choose, crouch through a short section of the tunnels for yourself. Later, see the Reunification Palace and the emotive photography exhibition at the War Remnants Museum before finishing at the lively Ben Thanh Market.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 8
    Mekong Delta Cruise
    DAY 8 Mekong Delta Cruise

    This morning, your private guide will pick you up for a whirlwind escape to the country. Head to Ben Tre to explore on a rural section of the mighty Mekong - a very different landscape from your cruises in Cambodia. This area is known as the 'Rice Basket of Vietnam', the rich and fertile lands producing huge amounts of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Spend the day cruising and exploring, travelling by motorised, wooden boats between the islands and changing to smaller paddleboats in the canal. Return to Saigon in the early evening.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 9
    Explore Saigon
    DAY 9 Explore Saigon

    The exuberant city of Saigon is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. Your guide will take you on a morning walking tour, introducing you to the French Colonial architecture of the Dong Khoi district. Admire the Central Post Office, Notre Dame Cathedral and the beautiful Thien Hau Pagoda before lunch. This afternoon, take a 1hr 20min flight to Danang and transfer to the charming, UNESCO listed town of Hoi An. This wilfully traditional town offers an impressive ancient centre famous for its yellow buildings, romantic ambience and swaying silk lanterns. Our hotel in Hoi An is the Silkotel, just a few minutes' walk from the Old Town, where shops stay open until the late evening. Your evening is at leisure to soak up the atmosphere, go lantern shopping or even get measured for express tailoring at one of the local boutiques. The night seamstresses and shoemakers here are famous for their quick, high-quality work - they can whip up a custom garment in just 24 hours and deliver it to your hotel too.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 10
    Discover Hoi An
    DAY 10 Discover Hoi An

    Your private guide will drive you into Hoi An's lush green countryside to visit Tra Que, a local farming co-operative. See the farmers at work, hear about the traditional methods they use, and even try your hand at it for yourself! After lunch, your guide will show you Hoi An's secrets on a private walking tour. This historic merchant town has influences from many corners of Asia. See the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a Chinese temple and the bustling market. Stop to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop employing artists with disabilities, and see the impressive work happening here. The evening is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 11
    Imperial Hue
    DAY 11 Imperial Hue

    Take a long drive over the scenic Hai Van Pass, often named as one of the best road trips in the world. Your destination is Hue, where your guide will introduce you to the sights such as the impressive Thien Mu Pagoda before a cruise along the Perfume River. Your hotel in Hue is the Saigon Morin, on the banks of the Perfume River. Lovingly restored to its former glory, this grand French colonial hotel boasts possibly the most central location in the whole city, with everything within walking distance.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 12
    Exploring Hue
    DAY 12 Exploring Hue

    Your personal guide will pick you up for your visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Royal Tombs of Emperors Khai Dinh and Minh Mang, which blend a traditionally Chinese influence with a modern Western future. Move on to a beautiful old maison that has been transformed into a Truc Chi workshop, where you'll hear how the locals create artisanal products with bamboo paper. Continue on to visit the imposing Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City, influenced by the Forbidden City in China. Return to the hotel, or stay to explore longer - the hotel is just across the bridge. Your evening is at leisure.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 13
    Hanoi Cyclo
    DAY 13 Hanoi Cyclo

    Board a short flight to Hanoi in the morning. This afternoon, take a thrilling cyclo ride through the Old Quarter to see Hanoi's historic buildings. Each cyclo takes one passenger and is operated by a cycle driver behind the carriage. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Later, check in at the centrally located Lapis Hotel in District 1, close to the city's major sights and monuments. Your evening is at leisure - why not shop in the wonderful boutiques of the Old Quarter, or enjoy the beautiful architecture and restaurants in the French Quarter? Both are within walking distance of the Lapis Hotel.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 14
    Halong Bay
    DAY 14 Halong Bay

    Travel east to Halong Bay, the highlight of any visit to Vietnam. Here, you'll spend a day and night aboard the comfortable Bhaya cruise ship, sailing amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong 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. Amid the myriad of islands, enjoy an excursion such as a visit to one of the bay's stalactite-filled caves, or a kayaking experience in one of its sheltered bays.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 15
    RETURN TO HANOI
    DAY 15 RETURN TO HANOI

    Rise early this morning for a beautiful sunrise over the bay as you cruise back to port. Return to Hanoi after brunch. This afternoon, your private guide will take you to visit the home of a water puppet artist. This traditional Vietnamese performance art has roots dating back to the 10th century. You will have a chance to talk with the artist, watch the process of making the puppets and enjoy a private water puppet show.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 16
    HO CHI MINH QUARTER
    DAY 16 HO CHI MINH QUARTER

    Today, your guide will introduce you to more of Hanoi's great monuments. Begin at Ba Dinh Square, passing Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum en route to visit the Ho Chi Minh Quarter. Continue with a visit to the Humble House on Stilts and the One Pillar Pagoda. Stop at the serene Temple of Literature, Hanoi's first university, before a final evening at leisure in Hanoi.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
  • Day 17
    FLY HANOI TO UK

    Your private transfer will collect you from the hotel for your transfer to the city airport. Fly to the UK, arriving home the same or following day.

    • Breakfast

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.

  • Nights 3
    The Aviary
    9, Samdech Tep Vong St., Siem Reap, Cambodia
    A charming, contemporary oasis in the heart of the city, filled with artworks celebrating Cambodian birdlife. Home to just 43 rooms, The Aviary offers a highly personal guest experience. With an pool, spa, restaurant and bar, this intimate hotel has everything you need on site. Should you choose to explore the city, Siem Reap's best bars, restaurants and night markets are all just a short walk away.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Baitong Hotel & Resort
    N. 10 St. 282 BKK1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
    A trendy hotel in the city centre's most interesting district, BKK1. With two pools, a spa, a seafood restaurant and a lantern-lit sky bar, Baitong is a modern oasis with jungle-inspired charm. The heart of the hotel is an 'urban rainforest', with a cascading infinity pool and tumbling greenery.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 3
    The Odys
    67 - 69 Nguyen Thai Binh, Phuong Nguyen Thái Bình, Quan 1, HCMC 70000, Vietnam
    The recently-renovated Odys is a 4* boutique property in District 1, the heart of Saigon. Situated close to the river, it's an easy walk from here to the famous Dong Khoi Street, home of such French colonial landmarks such as the Opera House and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Head up to the open-air rooftop bar and restaurant to enjoy impressive panoramas of the city centre, or relax with a massage at the property's in-house spa.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Silkotel
    14 Hung Vuong, Phuong Cam Pho, Hoi An, Quang Nam, Vietnam
    A stone's throw from the pedestrianised Old Town, Silkotel Hoi An offers 92 elegant rooms close to to the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. With a reputation for some of the best service staff in Hoi An, Silkotel's facilities include an indulgent spa, an in-house restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool with adjacent pool bar.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 2
    Saigon Morin
    30 Le Loi, Phu Hoi, Thanh pho Hue, Thua Thien Hue 47000, Vietnam
    The Saigon Morin can boast perhaps the best location of any hotel in Hue. Situated on the banks of Hue's Perfume River, just beside the famous Truong Tien Bridge, this landmark hotel is within walking distance of everything from boutiques and street food markets to high-end dining, not to mention the Forbidden City. Staying in? The in-house bars and restaurants offer both Vietnamese and European cuisine. Originally built in 1901, this French colonial hotel has been lovingly restored for today's travellers.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Nights 3
    Lapis Hotel
    21 Tran Hung Dao, Phan Chu Trinh, Hoan Kiem, Ha Noi, Vietnam
    A haven in the heart of Hanoi, the Lapis can be found nestled between the grand colonial monuments of the French Quarter and the boutique-lined streets of the maze-like Old Quarter. Home to one of the only rooftop pools in Hanoi, this 70-room hotel also offers a wellness centre with a sauna, whirlpool and steam room. The in-house Gambetta restaurant offers Vietnamese and Japanese cuisine; alternatively, a short walk will bring you to the high-end restaurants beside Hoan Kiem Lake.
    • Wi-Fi
    • Swimming Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar
  • Night 1
    Bhaya Classic
    Bhaya- No. 08, 09, 10, Tuan Chau International Port, Halong, Quang Ninh, Vietnam
    Bhaya Classic
    Aboard a traditional-style junk, refurbished in 2015, a Bhaya Classic cruise offers a convivial atmosphere and classic oriental style. There is a sundeck for admiring the scenery and a spa and jacuzzi for relaxing whilst the restaurant serves freshly prepared Vietnamese and international cuisine. Onboard activities as you cruise include Tai Chi and cooking classes. Cabins are cosy and comfortable with big windows for beautiful views, a fridge and a bathroom with walk in shower.
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 26mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 14mm
  • Hoi An
  • 22°c
  • 92mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 145mm
  • Hanoi
  • 16°c
  • 19mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 16°c
  • 27mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 12mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 32mm
  • Hue
  • 22°c
  • 45mm
  • Hanoi
  • 17°c
  • 26mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 17°c
  • 31mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 58mm
  • Saigon
  • 29°c
  • 10mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 30mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 59mm
  • Hanoi
  • 20°c
  • 44mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 20°c
  • 43mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 101mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 50mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 34mm
  • Hue
  • 27°c
  • 68mm
  • Hanoi
  • 24°c
  • 90mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 24°c
  • 91mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 30°c
  • 112mm
  • Saigon
  • 30°c
  • 218mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 56mm
  • Hue
  • 29°c
  • 122mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 188mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 168mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 177mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 99mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 87mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 240mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 244mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 196mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 294mm
  • Hoi An
  • 30°c
  • 90mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 66mm
  • Hanoi
  • 30°c
  • 288mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 29°c
  • 267mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 29°c
  • 172mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 270mm
  • Hoi An
  • 29°c
  • 104mm
  • Hue
  • 30°c
  • 194mm
  • Hanoi
  • 29°c
  • 318mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 312mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 28°c
  • 249mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 327mm
  • Hoi An
  • 28°c
  • 297mm
  • Hue
  • 28°c
  • 509mm
  • Hanoi
  • 28°c
  • 265mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 28°c
  • 206mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 27°c
  • 319mm
  • Saigon
  • 28°c
  • 267mm
  • Hoi An
  • 26°c
  • 526mm
  • Hue
  • 26°c
  • 898mm
  • Hanoi
  • 25°c
  • 131mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 25°c
  • 119mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 135mm
  • Saigon
  • 27°c
  • 116mm
  • Hoi An
  • 24°c
  • 363mm
  • Hue
  • 24°c
  • 682mm
  • Hanoi
  • 22°c
  • 43mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 21°c
  • 55mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Phnom Penh
  • 26°c
  • 80mm
  • Saigon
  • 26°c
  • 48mm
  • Hoi An
  • 23°c
  • 206mm
  • Hue
  • 21°c
  • 350mm
  • Hanoi
  • 19°c
  • 23mm
  • Halong Bay
  • 18°c
  • 24mm
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Places Visited: Siem Reap (3N) - Phnom Penh (1N) - Saigon (3N) - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (2N) - Hanoi (3N) - Halong Bay (1N)

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