Exclusively for solo travellers, this immersive tour discovers the highlights of Vietnam and Cambodia with cultural experiences, group activities and a great chance to chill with your companions.
Pay a visit to the extraordinary Angkor Wat, the most iconic structure within the Angkor Complex, as seen on BBC One's Sacred Wonders.
Our Vietnam & Cambodia Experience tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.
Cruise the emerald waters of Vietnam's most famous bay
Wander the charming streets of this well preserved city
Wander the airy boulevards of Cambodia's charming capital city
Visit the majestic temple of Angkor and embrace your inner explorer
Fly overnight to Hanoi, Vietnam elegant capital city. On arrival at the airport you will be met by a member of the Wendy Wu Tours team and transferred to the hotel. The rest of the day is free.
This morning, you will meet your fellow travellers and head out to explore the city! We’ll visit Ho Chi Minh’s mausoleum, the Stilt House, One Pillar Pagoda and the Temple of Literature, before we sit down together to sample traditional Vietnamese egg coffee. Dinner will include a cultural performance and cooking demonstration, and feature local dish, bun thang. (B,L,D)
The highlight of any trip to Vietnam, today we take to the waters of the incredible Halong Bay. A UNESCO World Heritage Site and a vision of awe-inspiring beauty, we’ll sail lazily amongst the limestone karst peaks, soaking up the views from the deck of your traditional vessel and docking to visit an impressive cave. (B,L,D)
Rise early to watch the sun rise over the bay, and to take part in an invigorating session of Tai Chi on deck. Fly to Danang and transfer to the charming town of Hoi An. (B)
This morning we will share a community experience in the rural village of Tra Que, joining a local family for lunch and a cooking demonstration. This afternoon, we will wander the sights of Hoi An, stopping at Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, before enjoying a well-deserved tea break in the tea house. (B,L)
Today is a free day for you to spend as you wish; your guide will be on hand to give options and ideas. (B)
Fly to Saigon, Vietnam’s largest, and most vibrant, city. Head out of the city to the fascinating Cu Chi Tunnels, used by the Viet Cong during the war. (B,L)
We journey to Ben Tre to discover the Mekong Delta, a rich and fertile region that produces a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruit. Today, we’ll taste some of the produce of the area, enjoy traditional music, paddle through the palm-lined canals in a sampan and visit a floating fishing village. (B,L)
This morning we’ll start exploring the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Central Post Office before visiting the Reunification Palace and the chilling War Remnants Museum. This afternoon, we will fly to Phnom Penh, Cambodia’s lovely capital, where we’ll toast our arrival with a cold glass of beer on the riverfront. (B,L)
Together, we’ll take to the roads of Phnom Penh by cyclo, before visiting the beautiful Royal Palace and Silver Pagoda, and browsing the artefacts of the National Museum. This afternoon, we’ll learn about Cambodia’s tragic past at the affecting Tuol Sleng Museum and the Killing Fields. (B,L,D)
Fly to Siem Reap, gateway to the temples of Angkor. Travelling in a fleet of tuk-tuks, we’ll explore Angkor Thom, the old walled city of the Khmer Empire, where we’ll see the Bayon and Terrace of the Elephants. As the sun sets, the group will take to boats to float peacefully on the waters of Angkor Thom’s moat. (B,L)
Heading back to Angkor, we start amongst the atmospheric ruins of Ta Prohm before exploring the wonders of Angkor Wat. We’ll then travel farther afield to Banteay Srei, a temple famous for its incredibly intricate carvings. What better way to end an adventure-filled day than relaxing in a rooftop bar with a group of fellow travellers and a cocktail? (B,L)
High water season (Aug-Feb) Cruise the waters of Tonle Sap Lake to the floating village of Kampong Kleng, where we’ll meet the community who call it home. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D’Angkor for a spot of shopping. Low water season (Mar-Jul) Visiting the floating village of Chong Kneas, where we’ll meet the community who call it home. Return to Siem Reap via Artisan D’Angkor for a spot of shopping. The afternoon is free to spend as you wish – shopping at the local market is a good option. This last evening together, we will share a farewell dinner to reflect on our adventures, before enjoying the fantastic Phare Circus. (B,L,D)
Fly to the UK, arriving home the following day. (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.
In the atmospheric area around Hoan Kiem Lake, the Muong Thanh offers stylish and comfortable accommodation in a great location. Surrounded by shops, restaurants and street food, the hotel has free Wi-Fi, a spa, bar and restaurant serving local dishes. Bright and spacious rooms come with city views, an en suite bathroom with bath or shower, plus air-conditioning, safe, television, minibar and tea and coffee making facilities.
A replica paddle steamer that oozes a nostalgic charm of bygone Indochina, the Emeraude brings a timeless elegance to the waters of Halong Bay. With classical brass fixtures and warm, characterful cabins, the ship serves up fusion cuisine in its restaurant, a range of drinks at the bar and offers relaxation on the sun deck. There is also a spa, Tai Chi and cooking classes and Wi-Fi. Whilst some cabins have a private balcony, all have air-conditioning and an en suite bathroom with shower.
This light, bright and stylish hotel, perfectly located for all of Hoi An’s attractions, perfectly combines French colonial and Vietnamese architectural elements. 92 innovatively-designed guest rooms are spacious and have views over the pool, gardens or street – little pops of colour make each room bright and airy. The ensuite bathroom has a shower, and there are little extra touches such as bathrobes to enjoy. The hotel’s facilities include a contemporary bar and restaurant, while there is a large swimming pool and lush, tropical gardens to explore.
Based in the heart of Phnom Penh, the Kravan hotel is equipped with a swimming pool, rooftop bar, gym and spa. With super fast Wifi available free throughout the hotel, it within walking distance to popular local and international restaurants, beer gardens, bakeries, branded coffees, health clinics, mini marts and other local services. Kravan has been specially designed to make your stay luxurious, comfortable and for peace of mind.
Perfectly combining a French and Khmer aesthetic, the Lotus Blanc is a 10 minute tuk tuk ride from the lively heart of Siem Reap. Stately but chic, there is a large pool, fitness centre, spa, 3 bars and 3 restaurants serving a variety of local and international dishes. Rooms are expansive, bright and minimalist and boast a balcony, bathroom with rain shower, television, tea and coffee making facilities, safe, armchairs and air-conditioning.
Places Visited: UK - Hanoi (2N) - Halong Bay (1N) - Hoi An (3N) - Saigon (3N) - Phnom Penh (2N) - Siem Reap (3N) - UK
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