From the Emerald Bay to the Temples of Angkor for solo travellers
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Discover the fascinating culture of Vietnam and the ancient heritage of Cambodia
Uncover the captivating beauty and fascinating culture of Vietnam during this exciting tour exclusively for solo travellers from the spectacular islands of Ha Long Bay to the incredible Cu Chi Tunnels and the unique atmosphere of Ho Chi Minh City. Then, fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia where youll be able to explore the ancient city of Angkor, home to the outstanding archaeological site of Angkor Wat, together with the ancient city of Angkor Thom and the Bayon Temple, all dating to the 12th century.
VIP door-to-door travel service from anywhere on the UK mainland
10 nights in hotels, 1 onboard ship and 2 in flight
21 meals: 11 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 4 dinners
UK Return flights and transfers // Saga tour manager // Porterage at all hotels // Fast track security and airport lounge UK // Welcome drink and dinner // Drinks party // Farewell dinner // Meet and greet at the airport // Social activities
Excursions and visits
City tour of Hanoi // Cruise on Ha Long Bay with overnight stay onboard // Hoi An walking tour // Visit to the War Remnants Museum // Boat trip in the Mekong Delta and visit to My Tho // Visit to the Cu Chi Tunnels // Visit Angkor including Angkor Thom, Angkor Wat, the Bayon and Ta Prohm temples // Boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake and visit to floating village and artisan centre
Day 1 UK-Hanoi
Depart in the morning for your overnight flight to Hanoi.
Day 2 Hanoi
On arrival, transfer to the centrally located, locally rated 3-star La Belle Vie Hotel where you will stay for the next two nights. Colonised by the French in the 19th century, Hanoi has elegant tree-lined avenues and lush parks which work in harmony with the Vietnamese culture and history reflected all around. Look forward to discovering the 1,500-year-old pagoda, atmospheric old quarter, colourful markets, exuberant nightlife and curiously iridescent skyscrapers.
Enjoy a welcome dinner tonight in the hotel’s restaurant, when you’ll have the opportunity to become better acquainted with your fellow guests. The hotel has a restaurant, fitness centre, bar/lounge and a coffee shop. All 97 air-conditioned rooms feature a minibar, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, satellite television, and tea and coffee-making facilities. D
Day 3 Hanoi
Tour Hanoi and see the One Pillar Pagoda. Nearby is Ba Dinh Square, where Ho Chi Minh read his declaration of independence speech in 1945. The square is now home to the imposing Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum which you can view from the outside, and where the former president’s embalmed body is on display. After lunch at a local restaurant, continue exploring independently or perhaps join an optional excursion exploring the art and architecture, street food, the old quarter by cyclo or a water puppet show. B, L
Day 4 Hanoi-Ha Long
Travel through the rich farmlands of the Red River Delta, seeing Vietnamese villages and glimpsing rural life en route to Ha Long Bay. This famous bay with its blue waters dotted with some 3,000 limestone islands, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here step aboard your ship for a cruise towards the famous bay, enjoying some visits ashore or relaxing onboard. This evening enjoy dinner on board as you moor for the night among the limestone (karst) islands. B, L, D
Day 5 Halong Bay-Hanoi-Hoi An
After disembarking your ship, travel back to Hanoi from where you will fly to Danang. On arrival, transfer from the airport to Hoi An where you stay for the next two nights at the locally rated 4-star Le Pavillon Hoi An Luxury Resort and Spa, situated on the on the banks of the Bay Mau coconut forest. Facilities at the hotel include a restaurant, bar, swimming poool and free Wi-Fi. Each of the 79 air-conditioned rooms has a television, television, safe and hairdryer. B, L
Day 6 Hoi An
Enjoy the morning at leisure, followed by an afternoon walking tour of Hoi An city, taking in its architecture and early buildings including a Japanese covered bridge, and colourful marketplace. Perhaps treat yourself to an optional cooking class or a visit to a vegetable village. B
Day 7 Hoi An-Ho Chi Minh City
Transfer to Danang for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. Upon arrival enjoy lunch at a KOTO International training restaurant a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to helping young people. Afterwards visit the moving War Remnant Museum, Chinatown (Cholon) and Bing Tay Market (time permitting).
Stay two nights at the locally rated 4-star Eden Star Saigon Hotel where facilities include a restaurant, bar, lounge, swimming pool and fitness centre. Each of the 129 air-conditioned rooms has a television, telephone, safe, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. B, L, D
Day 8 Mekong Delta
Travel into the Mekong Delta and to My Tho city. From here a boat trip will reveal fish farms and floating markets. Youll also travel the Xep canal from where you can watch local craftsmen. After enjoying some traditional music, see the village from a different perspective as a horse and cart ride takes you into an orchard. Your visit concludes with a rowing boat journey to an islet where you can enjoy lunch before returning to Ho Chi Minh City. B, L
Day 9 Cu Chi Tunnels
Visit the Cu Chi Tunnels constructed during the fight for independence. After lunch at a local restaurant enjoy the afternoon at leisure. This evening, optional trips include a dinner cruise, a performance at the Opera House, or street food by vintage Vespa. B, L
Day 10 Ho Chi Minh City-Siem Reap, Cambodia
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Siem Reap, Cambodia.
Transfer to the locally rated 4-star Royal Angkor Resort where youll stay for three nights. Facilities at the resort include a restaurant, bar, lounge, pool and fitness centre. Each of the 198 air-conditioned rooms has a television, telephone, safe, hairdryer and free Wi-Fi. B
Day 11 Siem Reap
Siem Reap is the gateway to Angkor a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of South East Asias most important archaeological sites. See the Ta Prohm temple, whose building started in the 12th century and where the jungle that once engulfed it is now kept at bay. Afterwards visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom by tuk tuk. Angkor Thom, together with Angkor Wat, forms part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Angkor. Next, continue to the 12th century Bayon Temple with its extraordinary reliefs and 54 towers. After lunch a visit to Angkor Wat awaits a vast temple complex constructed in the 12th century, which you will be able to admire as the sun sets. This evening look forward to a Khmer meal with an Apsara dance show at a local restaurant. B, D
Day 12 Siem Reap
Take a boat trip on Tonle Sap Lake a vast freshwater lake and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve and visit the floating village of Chong Kneas, an artisan centre and market. Spend the afternoon relaxing at your hotel or perhaps revisit the Angkor temples (extra charge will apply). B
Day 13 Siem Reap
Transfer to the airport for your return overnight flight to the UK. B
Day 14 UK
Arrive back in the UK.