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Treasures of Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Escorted Tour

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Deal ID: VIETES
DATES AVAILABLE: 01-May-2018
DURATION: 17 Days

Inclusions:

  • Economy class airfare from Australia to Ho Chi Minh via Singapore with Singapore Airlines
  • 17 Day Treasures of Vietnam, Cambodia and Laos Escorted Tour
  • Deluxe Accommodation throughout
  • Breakfast daily, 14 Lunches & 7 Dinners
  • All internal airfares with Vietnam Airlines & Laos Airlines
  • Overnight Halong Bay Junk Cruise
  • Air-conditioned vehicle transportation
  • Professional local English speaking guides when sightseeing
  • In-depth sightseeing as outlined in itinerary
  • Tipping included for driver and guide
  • Economy class airfare from Siem Reap to Australia via Singapore with Singapore Airlines
  • Fully Escorted by our HolidayPlanet Tour Host
  • Exclusive Luggage Strap & Ticket Wallet

HIGHLIGHT SIGHTSEEING EXPERIENCES

  • Take a cycle tour to visit Cha Tam Church & Chua Ong Pagoda
  • Travel into an underground world of guerrilla warfare, Cu Chi Tunnels
  • Enjoy a cooking class in Hoi An with a local family
  • Wander the streets of picturesque Hoi An
  • Discover ancient pagoda and the traditional street life of Hanoi Old Quarter
  • Relax on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk while cruising the UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay in an overnight cruise
  • Explore the crowning jewel of all the monastries in Luang Prabang
  • Swim in the crystal-clear Kuang Si Waterfalls
  • Enjoy a full day discovering the mystical Angkor Temples

 

 

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Important Notes About This Trip

This tour is escorted from Perth. Passengers from other cities will meet the group in Singapore on day one. Please contact us for more information.

  • Please advise your consultant if you are travelling on a non Australian passport. You must ensure you have at least two blank pages available on your passport. If your passport is due to expire within six months of your return date you must obtain a new passport.

  • All documentation must be spelled correctly. Please ensure that the spelling of the first name(s) and surname(s) on all documentation is correct as per the passport you will be travelling on. Once the tickets have been issued name change fees of up to 100% apply.

  • Certain countries require you to obtain a visa prior to your arrival. Please ensure you and your travelling companions obtain the most up to date information from the embassy, or consulate, for the countries you intend to visit. HolidayPlanet will not be held liable should you be denied entry, or boarding, for not having the correct travel documents. Entry to any country is at the discretion of the relevant immigration authorities on arrival. You can obtain additional information at www.visalink.com.au/holidayplanet or by phoning Visa Link on 1300 882 977.

  • Vaccinations may be required when travelling to certain countries. Please check with your local doctor or specialist vaccination clinic for up to date health requirements.

  • This tour requires a moderate level of fitness.

Minimum Tour Numbers:
The tour arrangements have been made on the basis of a minimum number of passengers travelling. In the event that less than the required number of passengers have confirmed their booking 60 days from the date of departure, Holiday Planet reserves the right to cancel the tour, giving a full refund of monies paid, or offer arrangements to proceed with the tour at a modified fare.

Travel Insurance:
Adequate travel insurance is highly recommended to cover holiday members for the consequences of unforeseen events during the cruise and for cancellation fees which could result from events such as illness, accidents etc. It is always recommended that travel insurance be arranged at time of paying deposits.

Price:
Prices are per person based on twin share, unless otherwise stated and are and subject to availability.

Terms & Conditions:
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DATES AVAILABLE: 01-May-2018
DURATION: 17 Days
Treasures of Vietnam, Cambodia & Laos Escorted Tour - Pricing

Prices are to be considered as a guide only due to fluctuations in flight, hotel and cruise availability. Prices are based on per person, twin share unless otherwise stated. Some components may also require compulsory additional payments such as gratuities or visas. Prices are based on the lowest available cabin category at time of quoting therefore cabins may have an obstructed view at these rates. For unobstructed cabin categories please discuss your options with a travel consultant. Call or enquire now for up-to-date information.

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Here’s a list of your

Day by Day Itinerary

  1. 01 May 2018

    Perth Passengers: Meet your tour host and fellow travelers at Perth International Airport for your flight to Ho Chi Minh via Singapore with Singapore Airlines. On arrival in Ho Chi Minh you will be greeted by your local guide who will assist with a coach transfer to your hotel.East Coast Passengers will meet your tour host at the hotel. This evening a transfer will take us to Dang Quay. A welcome buffet dinner will be served on board, beverages excluded. After dinner be transferred back to the hotel. Overnight Ho Chi Minh

    Overnight: Bay Hotel, Deluxe Room (or similar)

    Meals: Dinner

  2. 02 May 2018

    Enjoy breakfast this morning at the hotel. From your hotel, take a cyclo tour to visit Cha Tam Church and Chua Ong Pagoda. Lunch will be served in a local restaurant. Visit to Reunification Palace, which was the former headquarter of Saigon government (from 1954 – 1974), then visit the War museum. We then visit Bitexco Building and take in the sunset view. Dinner will be served at a local restaurant. Overnight Ho Chi Minh

    Overnight: Bay Hotel, Deluxe Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  3. 03 May 2018

    After breakfast, depart for My tho, a Mekong Delta town two hours from Ho Chi Minh. On arrival embark on a boat cruise on the Mekong River. Visit Thoi Son islet and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Return to the cruise boat by small rowing boats and a transfer back to Ho Chi Minh. Enjoy A O Show – the name A O derives from Lang Pho which means village and city. The show depicts the charming beauty and cultural richness of Vietnamese life in the countryside, in contrast with the nation’s racing urbanization. The show is a unique mix of bamboo cirque, acrobatic acts, contemporary dance, and theatrical visual art. The live music echoes Vietnamese Southern work songs. All in all, this beautiful blend of genres creates a unique stage language, which well captures the essence of Vietnam’s fascinating culture. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Ho Chi Minh

    Overnight: Bay Hotel, Deluxe Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  4. 04 May 2018

    After breakfast we will check out of the hotel and drive to Cu Chi, a suburban town 1hr 30mins from Ho Chi Minh. Going down a short stretch of the tunnles to experience for a moment how the former guerillas lived and fought during the war. Transfer to Tan Son Nhat airport for a short flight to Da Nang. On arrival enjoy a local lunch and then be transferred to Hoi An. Overnight Hoi An.

    Overnight: Hoi An Silk Sense, Superior Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

  5. 05 May 2018

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a transfer to Tra Que herb village either by bicycle or car, which ever you prefer. Take a short stroll around the vegetable garden and listen to the history of the village. Then join gardening activities in preparing the land, fertilizing with seaweed, raking the ground, sowing, watering and picking vegetables. Enjou a foot soak before preparing lunch with a local family. Join cooking with ‘Tam Huu’ spring roll, ‘Banh xeo’ a local pancake. After your morning excursions and lunch, you will learn how to harvest and wrap the vegetables. Bid farewell to your host family to embark on a sightseeing tour of the ancient town, Hoi An. Visit the Japanese bridge, Tian Hou Pagoda, Tan ky old house, Hoi An handicraft workshop and the museum of history and culture. Overnight Hoi An

    Overnight: Hoi An Silk Sense, Superior Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

  6. 06 May 2018

    Enjoy breakfast as you wish this morning followed by a day at leisure in Hoi An

    Overnight: Hoi An Silk Sense, Superior Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast

  7. 07 May 2018

    After breakfast you will be transferred to Hue (3.5 hours) via Clouds Ridge Mountain (weather permitting, otherwise via tunnell). On arrival in Hue, take a boat trip on Perfume River to visit Thien Mu pagoda. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer back to the hotel for check-in followed by dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Hue

    Overnight: Eldora Hotel, Run Of House Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  8. 08 May 2018

    Enjoy breakfast at the hotel followed by a visit to Royale Palace, Royal Tomb of Minh Mang. After lunch at a local restaurant be transferred to Hue Airport for a short flight to Hanoi. Upon arrival, a transfer will take you to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at leisure followed by a dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Hanoi

    Overnight: Hilton Garden Inn, Standard Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  9. 09 May 2018

    After breakfast we are transferred to Ha Long Bay. This is a 4 hour drive, including a short stop half way. On arrival in Ha Long embark on your junk cruise. Relax and enjoy. A seafood lunch and dinner will be served on board. Overnight on board the cruise.

    Overnight: Junk Boat Cruise, Pelican Cruise Deluxe Cabin (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  10. 10 May 2018

    This morning start your day by an early Tai Chi class on the upper deck of the junk, followed by a light breakfast. The cruise continues at the same time. Brunch is served on board. After brunch, disembark and return to Hanoi. A farewell Vietnam dinner will be served at a local restaurant (beverages excluded) Overnight Hanoi

    Overnight: Hilton Garden Inn, Standard Room (or similar)

    Meals: Brunch & Dinner

  11. 11 May 2018

    After breakfast visit the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam. Being Vietnam’s first university, the place was initially constructed in 1070, their gardens and well preserved architecture offeres a relaxing glimpse into Vietnam;s poast. The sightseeing continues passing Opera House and Hoan Kiem Lake. Walking in the Old Quarter to explore and shop. Free time until the transfer to the airport for your flight to Luang Prabang. Upon arrival be transferred to your hotel for check-in. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant followed by free time. Overnight Luang Prabang.

    Overnight: Villa Santi Resort, Deluxe Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

  12. 12 May 2018

    Enjoy breakfast this morning followed by a sightseeing tour of the highlights of Luang Prabang including a visit to the Royal Palace Museum, which hosts a range of interesting artifacts from the Royal period. We are seeing the city’s oldest temples, the magnificent WatXiengthong with its roof sweeping low to the ground, representing Lao architecture, the impressive stupa of WatVisoun and the shrine of Wat Aham. After relaxing at your hotel to let your lunch settle we will pay a late afternoon visit the Arts and Ethnology Centre to learn about Laos’ many ethnic cultures. You can enjoy a coffee at the cen-tre’s café if you chose before our climb to the top of Mount Phousi to explore he sacred gilded stupa and to enjoy the panoramic view of the city and the sun setting over the Mekong River. Decenting the mountain you will find yourself in the midst of the famous Luang Prabang’s Night Market, where you can find a unique selection of handmade textiles and handicrafts localy made by both ethnic Lao and hilltribe people surrounding Luang Prabang. Overnight Luang Prabang

    Overnight: Villa Santi Resort, Deluxe Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

  13. 13 May 2018

    After breakfast this morning we drive to Khouangsi Waterfall stopping along the way to visit the morning Phou-si Market, this is where all locals of Luang Prabang come to do their daily shopping. You will see a variety of local foods and products including dried buffalo skin, local tea and saltpeter among the chickens, fish, vegetables and fruit, everything needed for daily life in Laos. On arrival at the Khouangsi Waterfall you will have the opportunity to cool off with a refreshing swim in the topaz pools below the falls, walk along the forest trails and visit the Bear Sanctuary. Upon return to Luang Prabang we board our private boat for a pleasant and scenic cruise up on the Mekong River to the mysterious Pak Ou Caves. These caves are an ancient pilgrimage site and contain thousands of gold lacquered Buddha images left there over hundreds of years. Returning to Luang Prabang we disembark our boat and have the option of taking a short drive to Ban Phanom, a village famous for its hand weaving or returning to the hotel for free time to relax.

    Overnight: Villa Santi Resort, Deluxe Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

  14. 14 May 2018

    After breakfast enjoy some free time until we are transferred to the airport for our flight to Siem Reap. On arrival in Siem Reap be trasferrred to the hotel and enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. The rest of the day is at leisure. Overnight Siem Reap

    Overnight: Treasure Oasia Hotel, Superior Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

  15. 15 May 2018

    After breakfast we visit South Gate of Angkor Thom and Bayon, the mysterious 54 smiling face that seem to watch over you everywhere you move. Then begin our exploration of Angkor site. Ta Prohm, it has been largely left to the clutches of the living jungle. It shows the dynamic interaction between nature and man-made art. Lunch at local restaurant . In the afternoon, we continue to visit Angkor Wat. The legendary Angkor Wat is the fabled and UNESCO World Heritage temple, the ancient capital of the Khmer empire its artistic distinc-tiveness as fine as that of the Taj Mahal. It is a massive three-tiered pyramid crowned by five lotus-like towers rising 65 meters from ground level. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight Siem Reap. Please note: The Central Tower of the Angkor Wat complex is closed on Buddhist holidays and on all other days has a limited number of visitors allowed at any given time, under regulations from UNESCO. If you wish to visit this tower, you will be required to wait in the queue alongside all other visitors. The ability to do this will be determined upon the groups’ schedule.

    Overnight: Treasure Oasia Hotel, Superior Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

  16. 16 May 2018

    After breakfast, we set off to experience the local life. In the high water season, you will travel to Kompong Kleang a unique village on stilts and explore the less visited Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple completely overrun by the jungle. In the lower water season you will visit a local community and Knapor Senior High School li-brary project which empowers education before continuing to the intricate Hindu temples of Banteay Srei and Banteay Samre. Lunch at a local restaurant. Overnight Siem Reap.

    Overnight: Treasure Oasia Hotel, Superior Room (or similar)

    Meals: Breakfast & Lunch

  17. 17 May 2018

    After breakfast, be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Australia via Singapore with Singapore Airlines.

    Meals: Breakfast

  18. 18 May 2018

    Arrive home.