Out of the world experience
Vietnam and Cambodia
as from
Rs 99,000
About the package

Few countries have changed so much over such a short time as Vietnam, whose lying beside Laos, on the eastern part of the Indochinese Peninsular. Let yourself be overwhelmed by the sublime beauty of the country’s natural setting from the Red River Delta in the North, to the Mekong Delta towards the South. Vietnam is a veritable phoenix arisen from the ashes. You will truly be mesmerized by a nation who have emerged indomitably Vietnamese in spirit and character even after decades of hardship. Meet the people of Vietnam, and experience for yourself the unbelievable friendship and hospitality that awaits you.

Day 1
Arrival in Saigon

Arrival Ho Chi Minh city (former Saigon), our guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel to check-in. Free time for your rest after long flight. On the way to hotel, drive through the city centre along the French built tree-lined boulevards, public gardens, old ochre colored buildings and modern sky scrapers to the Unification Palace, nearby War Museum, the well preserved and imposing Central Post Office; Notre Dame Cathedral and City Hall, a magnificent edifice of French architecture.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Meals: Dinner

Day 2
Half Day Cu Chi Tunnels and China Town.


We drive north-west for 60km, passing through the suburbs and then the beautiful green or golden paddy fields to visit the famous Cu Chi Tunnels-the underground bases of our freedom fighters during the war and see for yourself the life-style and hardship of these valiant fighters. Taste the steamed manioc-compressed rice with sesame and salt; see the torture gears and traps and crawl through a tunnel.

After a nostalgic and pleasant experience, we head return to Saigon for lunch and then drive to good old China Town (Cho Lon) – a district where most Vietnamese-Chinese live and do businesses.  Visits include Thien Hau Temple and Binh Tay wholesale market for a good view of delicacies and foodstuff craved by the Chinese and Vietnamese populace. 

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh City

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 3
Full Day Mekong Cai Be 


Enjoy a relaxing day at the Mekong Delta –Vietnam’s fruit and rice bowl. A pleasant drive through the lush countryside takes you to the farming township of Cai Be (2-hour drive). 

Upon arrival at Cai Be, board a boat for a cruise on the Tien River, a tributary of the mighty Mekong River to visit local gardens and houses, fruit orchards and local cottage industries such as coconut candies, rice poppies, honey collection, rice paper, etc. Next, we visit an ancient house where we would have a local lunch. After lunch continue our sampan ride to quieter surroundings passing peaceful farmers’ homes, paddy fields and duck farms.

Overnight in Ho Chi Minh city

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 4
Ho Chi Minh – Siem Reap (Flight) – Angkor Wat        

   
After breakfast, check out for your flight to Siem Reap. K6 825 12:00 – 13:10

Upon arrival, our guide will meet and transfer you to your hotel to check in.

This afternoon begins your exploration of the Temples of Angkor by visiting Angkor Wat, the largest religious building in the world. Built by Suryavarman II in the early 12th century as a state temple and later mausoleum, Angkor Wat was originally a Hindu complex to honor Vishnu, the Hindu God. 

Angkor Wat is unlike other temples in that it is orientated towards the west, typically the direction of death. A magnificent moat surrounds the temple on all sides with a long causeway providing access. Take your time to look at some of the more than 3,000 Apsara or ‘heavenly maidens’ carvings, all of which are different. The late afternoon light provides the best opportunity to observe and photograph the Apsaras. 

Enjoy sunset at Angkor Wat with a cold coconut juice to cool down after your exciting exploration. 

Later return to your hotel where the evening is at leisure.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 5
Full Day Angkor Discovery 


After an early breakfast visit the ancient city of Angkor Thom. Surrounded by walls with a height of 8m and length of 12km, the city was the last capital of the Khmer Empire. Five huge gates with huge stone faces provide access. Angkor Thom holds many important monuments which you will visit including the Bayon Temple located in the exact centre, the Baphoun, Terrace of the Elephants and Terrace of the Leper King.

Take a break around lunchtime back at your hotel. 

In the afternoon travel to Ta Prohm, a unique temple that has been left to nature with trees and vines growing amongst the structures. This is one of the most photogenic temples in the Angkor area and recently gained fame as the ‘Tomb Raider’ temple after featuring in the Angelina Jolie movie. Enjoy walking along the sandy paths and under huge banyan trees as you explore this 12th century temple. 

You can then choose to visit other temples (there are many more wonderful temples such as Preah Khan which is similar to Ta Prohm but only sees a small number of tourists daily or the pyramidic Pre-Rup temple with a view over the forest canopy) or return to your hotel for some free time. 

This evening enjoy dinner whilst watching a show of Apsara dancing, first performed in the court of kings at Angkor.

Overnight in Siem Reap

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 6
Half Day Tonle Sap : Lake – Hanoi (Flight) 


In the morning travel to Tonle Sap Lake, the largest freshwater lake in Southeast Asia. A short instruction will be provided on kayaking before you paddle off. The guide will lead the way as you kayak amongst the Kampong Khleang village. This is a fascinating area to explore as only a small number of tourists make it out to this area. The houses are mostly built on stilts, up to 8m in height. In the dry season, it is possible to drive in areas that 9 months of the year are under water. 

Take a break at a local house where you will enjoy a packed lunch on the verandah of the stilted house. It is another opportunity to see the daily life of the villagers who adapt to the changing water levels of the Tonle Sap. 

Back to Siem Reap for your flight onward to Vietnam again but this time is Hanoi – the Capital of Vietnam. On arrival Hanoi, our guide will pick up you to your hotel to check in. 

Leisure in the evening for your own explores the capital by nights.

Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 7
Half day Hanoi City Tour


Enjoy a familiarization tour of the Capital City –the political centre of government, and centre for culture, art and education. A short drive through the city brings you to the interesting “House of Ho Chi Minh”. From here we continue our tour to the mysterious One pillar Pagoda (rebuilt) and the imposing Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university. We then proceed to Hoan Kiem Lake to walk across the Ancient Red wooden Bridge to the Ngoc Son Temple). To end the day, we enjoy a leisurely 30 minutes cyclo ride around the busy Old Quarters of Hanoi (the ride is restricted to some parts of the old quarters).

Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 8
Hanoi - Halong Bay


This morning you will start your trip east to Halong Bay. En route you will pass fields of busy workers farming their rice using traditional methods of cultivation. The bay has assumed an important position in Vietnamese legend for many centuries and continues to capture the imagination of visitors. On arrival transfer to the port and board your boat for the cruise out to the Bay, enjoying fresh seafood lunch on board along the way. Considered Vietnam’s greatest natural wonder, Halong Bay boasts over 3,000 islands that rise out of the sea to provide a spectacular natural environment. You will visit some of the beautiful sites around the bay and enjoy sunbath on the sundeck for a panoramic view. Evening, a tasty seafood dinner onboard will be served before retiring to bed. 

Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 9
Halong Bay - Hanoi


Begin your day with Tai Chi exercises on the Sundeck. Rise early to make the most of Halong Bay’s stunning scenery and continue your exploration and discover what makes this area so unique. Checkout your luggage and then have brunch on board while sailing to the pier. Arrive at the pier and we board our coach back to Hanoi.

Overnight in Hanoi

Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

Day 10

Departure

Free until check-out time for your flight back home.

The package includes:
  • International flights: Mauritius –Ho chi Ming // Hanoi – Mauritius in economy class on Emirates
  • Domestic airfares: Ho Chi Ming - Siem Reap – Hanoi in economy class
  • 3*+ hotel accommodation in double or twin bed sharing rooms with daily breakfast in the hotel
  • Full board basis: meals as mentioned in the program (prices do not include drinks which are available at extra charge)
  • Bottled water and face towels in vehicle
  • Transfers and sightseeing tours by private air-conditioned transportation
  • Services of an English-speaking guide for transfers and tours
  • All admission fees to venues on the tour and toll charges during transfers and tours
  • VAT and Tax where applicable


The package excludes:
  • All items not mention in the itinerary
  • Drinks
  • Early check-in and late check-out (check-in time is 14:00hrs). This is based on availability at time of check-in
  • Visa fees (approximately USD 50 on arrival)
  • Travel insurance
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, mini bar in room, etc


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