Vietnam, Cambodia and the Mekong Delta

Dalat, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Halong Bay, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Halong Bay, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Halong Bay, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Halong Bay, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Hanoi, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Hanoi, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Hanoi, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
HoiAn, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Hue, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Hue, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Mekong Delta, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Mekong Delta, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Mekong Delta, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Saigon, Vietnam - © Footprint Vietnam Travel
Saigon, Vietnam

Holiday Highlights

  • Guided tours of Hanoi, Dalat and Saigon
  • Cyclo tour of Hanoi's Old Quarter
  • Overnight on a Junk Boat including cruise
  • Mekong Delta Cruise
  • Journey on the Reunification Line
  • Steam train to Sihanoukville
  • Visits to 5 UNESCO World Heritage Sites including Ancient Hoi An and Angkor Wat
  • 20 days from £3,100pp
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Tour Dates:
Sunday 29 October to Friday 17 November 2017

A new and exciting rail tour to South East Asia. We have combined the exotic destinations of Vietnam and Cambodia with their iconic cultural sites, ancient history and renowned hospitality.

ITINERARY

Day 1 – London to Hanoi

We take an overnight flight from London to Hanoi.

Day 2 – Arrive Hanoi

Morning arrival into Hanoi where we are met by an English speaking guide for the transfer to our hotel. Rest of the day at leisure to rest or explore Vietnam's capital city. Welcome dinner this evening.

Day 3 – Sightseeing Tour of Hanoi

Today we have a full day's guided tour including a cyclo trip around Hoan Kiem Lake and the Old Quarter plus a Water Puppet Show with lunch included.

Day 4 – Hai Phong and Ha Long

We depart Hanoi by train to Ha Phong before continuing by road to Ha Long where we board our sailing Junk. We have lunch and dinner included before we overnight on board in private cabins.

Day 5 – Return to Hanoi

We continue on our Junk boat to the next stop at Luon Cave. Lunch is served on the return sailing to Ha Long before we transfer by road back to Hanoi for an evening at leisure.

Day 6 – By Train to Hue

We depart Hanoi on a full day's train journey to Hue. Transfer on arrival by road to our hotel.

Day 7 – City Tour by Boat and Cyclo

Morning cruise on the Perfume River with a short walk to the Thien Mu Pagoda which overlooks the River. We take lunch at a local restaurant before visiting the Royal Tombs.

Day 8 – Hue to Hoi An

Today we continue by train to Danang on one of Vietnam's most beautiful stretches of railway. Winding through thick, verdant landscapes the train emerges onto a dramatic coastline where the steep mountains tumble down to the pristine beaches fringing the South China Sea. From Danang we continue by road to Hoi An for a 2-night stay, stopping en route at the Marble Mountains.

Day 9 – Ancient Hoi An

Hoi An's ancient town is an example of a well preserved trading port dating from the 15th to 19th Centuries. Its buildings reflect the influences, both indigenous and foreign, giving this town its UNESCO World Heritage status. This morning we visit the old Tan Ky House, the famous Japanese Covered Bridge and the stylish Phuc Kien Assembly Hall. Afternoon return to Hoi An.

Day 10 – Hoi An to Nha Trang

Today, we have a full day’s journey by train to Nha Trang. We arrive Nha Trang late evening and transfer by road to our hotel for the evening.

Day 11 – Nha Trang to Dalat

Morning at leisure before we transfer by road to Dalat for a 2-night stay.

Day 12 – Dalat City Tour

We start our day by visiting Bao Dai Palace, Truc Lam and Crazy House. We take lunch locally before departing Dalat by train to visit Ve Chai Pagoda.

Day 13 – By Train to Saigon

This morning we transfer by road to Tap Cham station where we join the train for Saigon. On arrival we will be transferred to our hotel for an evening at leisure to enjoy the city.

Days 14 – Mekong Delta

Today we take a boat trip from Cai Be through the floating market and secluded canals. We stop for lunch then head onto the mighty Mekong River itself. We stop off on one of the river islands to visit the local orchards before returning to our hotel late afternoon.

Day 15 – Goodbye Vietnam, Hello Cambodia

Morning sightseeing tour of Saigon including the bustling Cho Lon Market and Notre Dame Cathedral before transferring to the airport for our flight to Phnom Penh. On arrival we will have a guided tour including the Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, Independence Monument and National Museum before arriving at our hotel for a 2-night stay.

Day 16 – Steam Train to Sihanoukville

Today we journey on a steam train to Sihanouville. We have time to explore Sihanoukville before returning to Phnom Penh by road.

Day 17 – Fly to Siem Riep

Transfer to the airport for a morning flight to Siem Riep. On arrival, we will be taken on a visit to Angkor Wat, a temple complex and the largest religious monument in the world before transferring to our hotel for a 2-night stay.

Day 18 – Angkor Thom, Bayon & Taprohm

Today we visit the West Gate of Angkor Thom, Angkor Thom South Gate, Bayon Temple, and Baphuon Temple. After lunch we continue to the fabulous Ta Prohm, an UNESCO World Heritage site before returning to our hotel and a farewell dinner.

Day 19 – Banteay Srei and Home

Today we visit Banteay Srei. The special charm of this temple lies in its small stature, remarkable state of preservation and the excellence of its decorative carvings. We continue with a visit to Banteay Samre’s rose-coloured sandstone walls decorated with carvings and bas-reliefs. Return to the hotel, with lunch en route, for a leisurely afternoon before transferring to the airport for our flight home.

Day 20 – Back in London

We arrive back into London this morning.

Please note that the information regarding the steam excursion is correct as at mid-August 2016.

Tour Route

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Selected Hotels

Skylark Hotel, Hanoi

Dragon Pearl cruise or similar, Halong

Asia Hotel, Hue

Thuy Duong Hotel, Hoi An

Novotel Nha Trang Hotel, Nha Trang

Pho Nui Hotel, Dalat

Sanouva Saigon Hotel, Saigon

252 Hotel, Phnom Penh

Sokharoth Hotel, Siem Reap

Please note - hotels can be subject to change

Price Includes

  • Economy class flights from London
  • Rail travel in Soft Seating where available
  • Welcome and farewell dinners
  • Road transfers as specified using air conditioned vehicles
  • Accommodation in good quality hotels on a bed and breakfast basis plus one night on specially converted junk cruise
  • Excursions as specified
  • 10 lunches and 1 dinner
  • Services of an experienced tour leader from London and throughout the tour plus local English speaking guides

Price per person

Escorted holiday: £3,100
Single room supplement: £460
Deposit for this holiday: £200
   
Rates of exchange used are as at 1st August 2016

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