Angkor to the Bay
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Angkor to the Bay

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One of our most popular tours, take a voyage of discovery from the breath-taking majesty of the temples of Angkor, through to the spectacular natural grandeur of Halong Bay, experiencing all manner of delights en route.

tour duration 17 Days from
tour price 2,890pp
tour type Group Tour

Places Visited

UK - Siem Reap (3N) - Phnom Penh (1N) - Saigon (4N) - Hoi An (2N) - Hue (1N) - Hanoi (2N) - Halong Bay (1N) - UK

Tour Highlights

Embrace your inner explorer to discover the incredible temples of Angkor
Balance captivating charm with past horrors 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 charm of Hanoi

Days 1-2 Fly to Siem Reap
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.
Days 1-2 Fly to Siem Reap
Day 3 Tonle Sap
Spend the morning experience life on the water in the floating village of Kampong Kleng. From here continue to Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple completely overrun by the jungle.
Day 3 Tonle Sap
Day 4 Explore Angkor Wat
The seat of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries, the Angkor complex includes over 1,000 temples. Begin at Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle continuing to the city of Angkor Thom to reach the enigmatic Bayon, the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. This afternoon is dedicated to the indescribable Angkor Wat.
Day 4 Explore Angkor Wat
Day 5 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 artifacts at the lovely National Museum.
Day 5 Discover Phnom Penh
Day 6 Fly to Saigon
Visit the harrowing Tuol Sleng Museum before climbing up to the hilltop Wat Phnom. Fly to Saigon.
Day 6 Fly to Saigon
Day 7 Explore Saigon
The exuberant city of Saigon is driving Vietnam forward into the modern world, but is also a treasure trove of fascinating heritage. Visit the colonial Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office; the Reunification Palace; and the chilling War Remnants Museum. Finish at the lively Ben Thanh Market.
Day 7 Explore Saigon
Day 8 Mekong Delta
Pop 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 fruits. Return to Saigon.
Day 8 Mekong Delta
Day 9 Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh
Get to grips with the horrors of guerrilla warfare at the Cu Chi Tunnels before travelling to Tay Ninh to attend the noon service at the Cao Dai Temple. Return to Saigon.
Day 9 Cu Chi Tunnels & Tay Ninh
Day 10 Journey to Hoi An
Fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO listed Hoi An. Take a walking tour of this laidback and wilfully traditional town to see the elaborate Japanese Bridge, a local pagoda and the bustling market.
Day 10 Journey to Hoi An
Day 11 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. This afternoon can be spent on the nearby Cua Dai beach or with a free afternoon back in Hoi An.
Day 11 Tra Que Village
Day 12 Imperial Citadel, Hue
Leave Hoi An for Hue, taking the scenic route over the Hai Van Pass. The epitome of Vietnam's dynastic past, Hue is a dignified and scholarly city. Take a drive up to the imposing Imperial Citadel and the Forbidden Purple City. Afterwards explore the Royal Tomb of Minh Mang and the Thien Mu Pagoda before taking a cruise along the Perfume River.
Day 12 Imperial Citadel, Hue
Day 13 Royal Tombs, Fly to Hanoi
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Hanoi. After settling in to your hotel watch a traditional Water Puppet Show in the evening.
Day 13 Royal Tombs, Fly to Hanoi
Days 14-15 Halong Bay Junk Cruise
Spend two days aboard a traditionally designed junk cruising amongst magnificent karst peaks on the tranquil green waters of Halong Bay. Spend the night on the boat before returning to Hanoi where you will see the famous water puppets show.
Days 14-15 Halong Bay Junk Cruise
Days 16 -17 Fly Hanoi to UK
Explore the Ho Chi Minh Quarter, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, and take a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter. Transfer to the airport for an overnight flight home.
Days 16 -17 Fly Hanoi to UK

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Private Departures for this tour

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 Departure would be more ideal. Based on exactly the same itinerary as the group tour, our Private Departures give you the freedom to choose your own departure date and simply enjoy your holiday with your family, your partner, or your friends. On Private Departures your tour will be led by an English speaking local guides in each destination

Tailor Your Tour

If you like most of the itinerary which we have suggested but you'd like to change the route and the accommodation, speak to our specialist Tailormade team, who can build your perfect itinerary based around where you would like to go, what you would like to see and how much you'd like to spend. Just call us on 0800 9884 888 and we'll help plan your dream holiday.

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Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £2290 (Siem Reap - Hanoi)
Single room from £380
Tipping paid locally US$90

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Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £2290 (Siem Reap - Hanoi)
Single room from £380
Tipping paid locally US$90

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Additional Price Information:

Based on London Heathrow departures
Flight upgrades available on request
Land only from £2290 (Siem Reap - Hanoi)
Single room from £380
Tipping paid locally US$90

Wendy Wu Tours, inspect all of our hotels to ensure they meet the high levels of service which we require for our guests. If the hotels details below for your tour are not available, hotels of a similar standard will be used.

Angkor Holiday Hotel
Angkor Holiday Hotel - Siem Reap, Cambodia (3 Nights)
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This small hotel features air conditioned rooms with flat screen satellite television, en-suite facilities, safety deposit box and complimentary bathrobes. There is also a spa with sauna, an outdoor pool with a hot tub, and an onsite restaurant offering international cuisine. Room service is available and there is also an onsite bar.



Ohana Hotel
Ohana Hotel - Phnom Penh, Cambodia (1 Nights)
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A stylish hotel located in the heart of Phnom Penh, Ohana Hotel offers 70 rooms tastefully decorated with art deco and traditional Khmer furnishings. All rooms are en-suite, air conditioned, have satellite television, a minibar and a safety deposit box. Swim in the secluded swimming pool or dine in the poolside bar or roof top restaurant featuring local cuisine.



Asian Ruby Hotel
Asian Ruby Hotel - Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam (4 Nights)
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Located in downtown Saigon, Asian Ruby Hotel offers guests easy access to the city's must-see destinations. All en-suite rooms have cable TV, a minibar and hairdryer. Superb on-site facilities include a spa, fitness room and bicycle rental. Guests can dine at Asian Ruby's restaurant and bar, which serves delicious Vietnamese and European dishes. District 1 is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping for clothes, nightlife and markets.



Vinh Hung Riverside
Vinh Hung Riverside - Hoi An, Vietnam (2 Nights)
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Located on the bank of the romantic Thu Bon River, Vinh Hung Riverside Resort & Spa is within a 5-minute walk to the ancient town of Hoi An. The 4-star resort has 89 well-appointed rooms, elegantly designed with the comfort of guests in mind. Guests can swim in the outdoor pool or work out at the fitness centre. Other recreation choices include enjoying a massage or attending a cooking class.



Mondial Hotel
Mondial Hotel - Hue, Vietnam (1 Nights)
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A 5-minute walk from Ho Chi Minh Museum and Dong Ba Market, Mondial Hotel features a swimming pool, three dining options and lobby bar lounge. Free in-room Wi-Fi is also available. The hotel provides guests with air-conditioned en-suite rooms offering city, pool or mountain views, each equipped with a TV, minibar and tea/coffee making facilities.



Chalcedony Hotel
Chalcedony Hotel - Hanoi, Vietnam (2 Nights)
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Chalcedony hotel - An Excellent New 4 Star Hotel is located in the centre of the Hanoi Old Quarter close to Hang Than Street, Van Xuan Park. The hotel consists of 73 spacious elegant en-suite rooms featuring air-conditioning, LCD TV, and tea/coffee facilities. Wi-Fi, a gym and evening entertainment is also available.



Bangkok Extension

Bangkok Extension

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 380pp
Hong Kong & Macau Discovery

Hong Kong & Macau Discovery

tour duration 5 Days from tour price 410pp
Hong Kong Glimpses

Hong Kong Glimpses

tour duration 3 Days from tour price 240pp
Hong Kong in Focus

Hong Kong in Focus

tour duration 4 Days from tour price 420pp

UK citizens will not need a visa to enter Vietnam for a single entry stay of up to 15 days. Entry visas for Vietnam are required for stays longer than 15 days or for multiple entries into Vietnam within a 30 day period. To allow for unforeseen circumstances if your tour includes a stay of 15 days or more in Vietnam the standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost. Currently the visa exemption rule applies until 30th June 2017. Should the visa requirements for UK citizens travelling to Vietnam change after 30th June 2017 you will be contacted by Wendy Wu Tours regarding your visa requirements.
 
If you do require a visa Wendy Wu Tours Visa Department can assist you with the process of obtaining one. We will supply you with all paperwork and submit the visa application on your behalf. Visas for Vietnam are issued with specific start and expiry dates which are based on the dates stated on the visa application form. Travel must be completed within those dates. Please be advised that your passport must have at least 6-months validity left on it when you arrive back into UK. Visa application forms and all relevant documentation are due in our office 8 weeks prior to departure; if received after this, urgent visa processing fees will apply. Please note we do not accept passports and visa applications within 30 days prior to departure. Passports will usually be returned within 4 weeks of your tour’s scheduled departure.

A visa is required for entry into Cambodia. Standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost. We will require your passport, completed visa application forms, and 2 passport photos, taken within the last 6 months, to process your visas. We will require all this information 8 weeks prior to departure.  As per our standard visa processing service, passports will usually be returned within 4 weeks of your tour’s scheduled departure. In rare cases you may be required to provide further information or documentation to the Cambodian Embassy; if this is the case we will notify you as soon as possible.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. To call the UK the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 44, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. To call Wendy Wu Tours it is 00 44 207 403 7860. Emergency 24 hour telephone (out of office hours) is 00 44 7984 041 625.
 
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are growing in popularity and you will find good coverage. There are active roaming agreements with all phone carriers; however SMS and call rates can be expensive. We recommend that you contact your mobile supplier if you intend to use international roaming during your holiday and ensure you investigate all associated costs before you leave the UK.
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Vietnam is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount (in US Dollars) to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size and services used during the trip.
 
For independent passengers, or group passengers with pre/post tour arrangements, you should allow USD5-10 per person per day. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure.  In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
 
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is a combination of local and western food, usually served buffet style at the hotel you are staying in. Lunches and dinners consist of traditional cuisine and are served at reputable local restaurants. As is traditional in this region, lunch and dinner consists of small dishes of local cuisine which is then placed on the table for everyone to share so you can experience the variety of speciality dishes. The amount served is more than ample for the whole group. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste.
 
Drinks will be at each tour members’ own expense and paid for at the end of each meal. Beer is widely available and cheap. Western style wine is very expensive to import and is not widely available except at upmarket restaurants. Bottled drinking water, soft drinks, and fruit juices are also widely available – remember that you should only have ice or fruit juices from a trusted restaurant, where they will use boiled or bottled water.
 
Due to the French colonial influence in some Southeast Asian countries, black tea (commonly referred to as ‘lip-ton’ by the locals), coffee, and baguettes are available in most places. However, the local style is to have sweet condensed milk with their tea and coffee. Fresh dairy milk is not usually served but many restaurants will provide this if requested. ‘Cafe Sua-da’ (or iced coffee with milk) is a favourite choice amongst the locals.

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What's Included

all international airfares
all domestic transportation, departure taxes and current fuel surcharges
all accommodation
all meals
entrance fees, guides and daily tours
visa fees for UK passport holders

Why Book This Tour?

This tour provides a comprehensive visit to the most popular sights in Cambodia and Vietnam. Though this tour has plenty of sightseeing and experiences, it is ideal for customers looking for a comfortable relaxing trip through Cambodia and Vietnam’s main cities and scenic areas.

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