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With 2 nights on Halong Bay and a
deluxe 7-night cruise on the Mekong,
this luxurious adventure includes
immersive cultural experiences and
visits to lesser-known destinations.
Enjoy a fantastic three night cruise on the five star RV Jahan
Sip champagne as the sun sets over this amazing spectacle
Learn to cook local dishes Vietnamese style
Our Exclusive Collection The Majestic Mekong Tour Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.
Watch the AO Show at Saigon's colonial Opera House
Sip champagne on the summit of Phnom Krom as the sun sets
Afternoon Tea Experience
Fly overnight to Hanoi. Depending on your time of arrival the rest of the day is yours to start soaking up the local culture.
Spend the morning exploring the Ho Chi Minh
Quarter before visiting the revered Temple of
Literature. Later, take a walking tour of the
Old Quarter before meeting a water puppeteer
who will put on a private water puppet show.
Halong Bay is a vision of beauty to which
very little compares. Sail on emerald waters
amongst karst peaks aboard your luxury cruise
ship, spending two nights on the water. Rise
early to practice Tai Chi on deck as the sun
rises. Explore by kayak, swim off hidden
beaches, explore dramatic caves and visit
floating villages. (B,L,D)
Return to the jetty and travel back to Hanoi.
From here, fly to Hue. Long considered
Vietnam’s seat of culture and learning, Hue is
dominated by its immense Imperial Citadel,
home to emperors from 1802 to 1945. (B)
Start the day with a stroll through the Imperial
Citadel before heading out, along the river,
to see Minh Mang’s Tomb. This afternoon try
your hand at making paper flowers, before you
indulge with a royal dining experience. (B,L,D)
Travel from Hue to Hoi An. This afternoon
take a walking tour of this charming town.
The streets are a delight to wander – visit
the elaborate Japanese Bridge, the colourful
market and a Chinese temple, finishing at the
'Reaching Out' Tea House, a social enterprise
working with local people with disabilities. (B,L)
Visit the community farming project in the
village of Tra Que. Here you can wander
through the farm to see all the organic
produce, learn traditional farming methods
and even try your hand at tending the
vegetables yourself! Enjoy a short cooking
demonstration before dining on a lunch that’s
straight out of the gardens. The rest of the day
is at leisure. (B,L)
This morning is free before journeying to
Saigon. This evening, enjoy the cultural
extravaganza that is the ‘A O Show’, staged
at the magnificent Saigon Opera House and a
delicious dinner. (B,D)
Travel out of Saigon to the Cu Chi tunnels,
part of an elaborate network of excavations
used by the Viet Cong. Returning to the city,
visit the beautiful colonial Central Post Office,
the Reunification Palace, and the harrowing
War Remnants Museum. (B,L)
Transfer from Saigon to the Mekong Delta city
of My Tho, where you will board your Pandaw
cruise ship. You will be welcomed aboard
with refreshing drinks, before sitting down to
a briefing and delicious freshly prepared food
as you cast off into the vast Mekong Delta.
Explore the delta’s backwaters and palm-lined
canals in local sampan boats. See local people
at work and even try the local honey products
made here. Return to the ship by horse and
cart for lunch before visiting Cho Lach island
for a glimpse into Delta life. (B,L,D)
This morning, visit Gao Giong, the ‘green
oasis’, and its bird sanctuary, keeping an eye
out for egrets and other water birds that call
this area their home. Once you have returned
to the boat, cruise upstream to Con Phuoc
island and go ashore to discover the local
trades and visit the 100-year-old Catholic
Journey along the complex canal system
through Tan Chau. Visit a Taoist temple before
exploring a local village by Xe Loi, passing
fields and stopping to visit a fish farm. After
lunch is served, cast off in the direction of
Cambodia and cross the border. (B,L,D)
Discover Phnom Penh city by cyclo, visiting
the glittering Royal Palace, the Silver Pagoda
and the National Museum. (B,L,D)
Take an exploratory cruise up the Tonle River,
to visit ‘silk island’ and learn about the silk
making process. (B,L,D)
Start your day by exploring Koh Trong island,
experiencing rural life. After lunch, proceed
upriver by local bus to the area that the rare
Mekong Dolphin calls home, now protected as
a National Park. (B,L,D)
Departing your ship, transfer to Siem Reap by
coach, stopping en route at Kampong Thom.
Arriving in the city, the gateway to the temples
of Angkor, in the mid-afternoon it’s time to
relax with a spa treatment, with options
including a traditional Khmer massage. Later
let us treat you to a divine Afternoon Tea
The day begins with a masterclass that
takes you behind the scenes at Angkor with
one of its lead stone conservation experts.
You’ll learn little-known secrets about these
magnificent monuments and get a crash
course in conservation techniques. Later,
visit the atmospheric Ta Prohm, continue into
Angkor Thom, the walled city, to the enigmatic
Bayon. The afternoon is dedicated to the
breathtaking Angkor Wat before a champagne
sunset at Phnom Krom temple. (B,L)
This morning, embrace your inner explorer
to discover the 12th century Beng Mealea, a
mysterious temple of the edge of the Angkor
complex. Tonight, enjoy a farewell meal of
Khmer culinary delights! (B,L,D)
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day
and journey home by chauffeured transfer. (B)
All of our tour departures include international flights and taxes in the price.
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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.
A visa is required for entry into Cambodia. Standard visa processing service is included in your tour cost.
Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Bhutan is no exception. We have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount 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 is calculated for each tour. We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.
To call the UK the international access code is 0044 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 high quality coverage. 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.Some hotels may have Wi-Fi which usually comes at an additional cost.
The cost of all meals is included in your group tour cost. Breakfast is served in the hotel and usually includes western dishes. We aim to cater to the tastes of the majority of people and so the food is not too spicy or unusual in taste. Any food/diet requests MUST be specified at the time of booking and you should mention it again to the National Escort/ Local Guides when you meet them – they will do their utmost to cater for any special requests, such as vegetarian meals or food to be avoided in case of allergies.
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, but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity.
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.
A 7-minute walk from the bars and restaurants along Pub Street, this upscale hotel features elegant decor. Its airy rooms and suites come with free Wi-Fi, cable TV and a minibar, as well as city or pool views. Other amenities include 3 restaurants, a bar, an outdoor pool and a hot tub, as well as a gym, a spa, a sauna and a steam room....Read more
Since 1959, Caravelle Saigon has been Ho Chi Minh City’s landmark 5* address in the heart of the business, shopping and entertainment district. The hotel boasts elegantly decorated rooms featuring full-length windows which overlook the city or Saigon River. Modern comforts include a flat-screen TV, a pillow menu and 24-hour room service in all rooms. Guests can enjoy an international meal served in a casual buffet style on-site.
La Residence Hue Hotel and Spa is a classic colonial villa spread over 2 hectares on the banks of the scenic Perfume River. The well-appointed en-suite rooms are individually designed with beautiful Art deco furniture and spacious terraces. All rooms include a TV, minibar and breath-taking views of the city or river. The hotel is close to Vietnam’s superb attractions - Ho Chi Minh Museum, Dong Ba Market and Hue Train Station....Read more
Hotel de l’Opera Hanoi is located in the heart of Hanoi, a short walk from Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter. The luxuorious 5* hotel offers guests 105 exquisite en-suite rooms with hand-picked luxurious amenities and 21st Century technology. The hotels facilities include restaurants, a bar, a four-season swimming pool and free Wi-Fi. Mediterranean inspired cuisine and Vietnamese specialties are dishes served at Hotel De L'opera Hanoi....Read more
A traditional wooden junk in design, the two Paradise Prestige ships offer a sophisticated and luxurious cruise experience. With a classically elegant interior, both ships have just 15 traditionally-styled cabins, each with large picture windows (plus balconies for some), an en suite bathroom and air-conditioning. The sun deck and lounge area are perfect for relaxation, whilst the dining room serves up freshly prepared Vietnamese and international dishes. Activities offered onboard include fishing, cooking classes, kayaking and Tai Chi.
At Wendy Wu Tours we are all avid adventurers, constantly seeking out the best ways for you to experience Asia. That's why we are Asia experts and the UK's leading Asia tour operator - our customer reviews and numerous awards say it all. This website is all about showcasing both Asia's top sights and its magnificent hidden gems; about the plethora of different types of authentic and exciting experiences that we can offer you; and about giving you the very best holiday, whether it's your first visit or your 10th. Wendy Wu and the team look forward to welcoming you to Asia soon!
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