Cambodia & Vietnam in Style - Summer 2022

Cambodia & Vietnam in Style - Summer 2022

Start: Siem Reap Finish: Hanoi

Visiting: Cambodia, Vietnam


Duration: 13 Nights

Tour code: A605M18

Tour operator: Luxury Gold


From: $6125

Check Availability Ask A Question

What Happens Next?

We will forward your question onto the tour operator or guide and notify you by email when they respond. Feel free to add more detail to your question.

>

Tour Overview

Experience the magic of Cambodia and Vietnam on a 2-week guided tour. Explore the ancient temples of Angkor Archaeological Park, including the infamous Angkor Wat. See the spectacular ‘Phare, the Cambodian Circus,’ an acrobatic performance by local youth. In Ho Chi Minh, you’ll sail on a speedboat toward the Cu Chi tunnels, where guerrilla fighters once hid from combatant forces during the Vietnam War; here, a Viet Cong veteran will share his harrowing experiences with you. Enjoy a VIP visit to the Imperial Citadel in Hue, which is yours to see before it opens. In Hoi An, try your hand at traditional Vietnamese cooking during a private class, or visit an essential oil workshop to create a one-of-a-kind oil. Zip through Hanoi on an electric cart to see the city’s historic Opera House and French mansions.

Highlights

  • iconChoose between two carefully selected activities
  • iconHo Chi Minh City: Continue with your exploration about the the troubled past of the country at the War Remnants Museum.
  • iconHo Chi Minh City: Meander through the streets of Ho Chi Minh and hear more about the local street-side café culture, which sprung up when many French lived in the country. Discover the art of making the perfect cup of Vietnamese coffee before trying one.
  • iconHue: Meet the headmaster of the Vietnamese Royal Martial Arts Academy and hear about the rigours of training for each martial art. Afterwards, watch at a live performance by the martial artists, admirably demonstrating their skill and discipline.
  • iconHue: Take a boat ride to the private museum of Tran Dihn Son, whose great-grandfather was a high ranking mandarin during the Nguyen Dynasty and see the vast collection of rare antiquities collected by him and his ancestors.
  • iconHoi An: Visit the beautiful Cam Thanh Village with its dense coconut jungles that were once a shelter for local people and soldiers during the Vietnam War, but today the village is an important supplier of seafood, vegetables and rice to the region. Step into a traditional bamboo-basket boat and glide across the water to the Thanh Dong village where you learn from the villagers how they cultivate and harvest vegetables according to local customs. Continue your voyage through a peaceful water coconut forest to a riverside restaurant overlooking the rice fields. Enjoy and participate in a hands-on cooking class alongside a local chef. Savour your creations for your Highlight Lunch.
  • iconHoi An: Visit the peaceful and cosy essential oil workshop, and learn how each smell and oil has a different use and effect on the mind and body. Create your personal mix, a ‘one-of-a-kind’, essential oil.
  • icon: Your Well-Being Director takes a proactive approach to your welfare ensuring all well-being regulations are met. On tours fewer than 15 guests, your Traveling Concierge will act as your Well-Being Director.
  • icon: Our customized luxury coaches are sanitized before the start of your tour and are maintained to very high standards. Physical distancing measures have been implemented on our customized luxury coaches.
  • icon: Experience enhanced hygiene protocols to align with the latest guidance following COVID-19. All Travelling Concierge's, Well-Being Directors and Drivers have completed training in enhanced well-being and hygiene protocols.
Show all

Places You'll See

Itinerary

icon Day 1: Arrive Siem Reap.

Accommodation: Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, Siem Reap.

Transfer to your elegant hotel, which was once the home of royalty. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure. Stroll through the manicured hotel gardens, relax under the frangipani trees beside the magnificent architect-designed pool or perhaps enjoy a massage to ease your way into your holiday. At 19:00 meet your Travelling Concierge and fellow travel companions for your Welcome Dinner at Mahob, set in a traditional Khmer wooden house you will enjoy delicacies created from locally produced ingredients.

icon Day 2: Angkor Wat in Style.

Accommodation: Angkor Phokeethra Golf and Spa Resort, Siem Reap.

Explore Angkor Archaeological Park accompanied by a renowned archaeologist. Begin with Angkor Thom and Ta Prohm, the temple is a perfect example of how nature crept in and reclaimed its land after the fall of the Angkorian empires. Finishing the day with a sunset over Angkor Wat, it is easy to see why it has become the symbol of Cambodia and took 30 years to build. Step outside for sunset and admire the views as the last light of day shines on the temple. This evening, join a MAKE TRAVEL MATTER® Experience and attend a performance of ‘Phare, the Cambodian Circus’. Set up in 1994 by young returnee Cambodians from the refugee camps who learned about using art as a means of coping with trauma. The hour long show mixes traditional and modern theatre, music, dance, acrobatics, juggling and contortion performed in a story about Cambodian lives and society. The theatre supports the lives of local at-risk youth through gainful employment in the arts. Enjoy dinner at a local restaurant Malis. Malis was born out of a desire and passion to restore Cambodian cuisine to its former glory and put Cambodia back on the map as a culinary destination. Renowned for its fresh seasonal produce, delicate flavours, and generous hospitality, this flagship restaurant of Master Chef Luu Meng and his team offer cuisine from the past that has been adapted to the present.

icon Day 3: Dynamic Ho Chi Minh City.

Accommodation: InterContinental Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City.

Fly to Ho Chi Min City to start the next part of your journey. Once you have checked in to your central hotel you will meet up with your fellow travellers. This evening enjoy a Welcome Dinner in one of the busy rooftop restaurants of Saigon and watch the lights of the city from a perfect vantage point.

icon Day 4: Marvels of Saigon.

Accommodation: InterContinental Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City.

See the best of Saigon as you travel from the city’s glittering skyscrapers to the green paddy fields scattered along the Saigon River by speedboat. Your destination is the Cu Chi tunnels, which were dug in 1948 for guerrillas to hide from combatant forces during the Vietnam War. These extraordinary tunnels form part of a network of tunnels that cover most of the country. During your visit to these underground villages, meet a Viet Cong veteran who used to live here and find out how challenging the living conditions really were like. Back in the city, embark on a leisurely walking exploration that reveals highlights including Notre Dame Cathedral and Gustave Eiffel's Central Post Office. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to meet a local coffee shop owner and learn about the Vietnamese coffee culture, then brew and taste your own. Alternatively, continue with your exploration at the War Remnants Museum and learn about country's troubled past.

icon Day 5: Cruise the Mekong Delta.

Accommodation: InterContinental Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City.

Travel to the Mekong Delta and board a private charter. At your first stop see coconut production and processing, then enjoy a taste of juice fresh from the fruit. Further along, stop to see where locals still use centuries-old methods to make bricks at a small brick kiln. Next you'll enjoy a ride on a tri-motorcycle along narrow village roads, arriving at a rice noodle factory to see the most popular breakfast in the region being produced. Continue your cruise to Mango Home for a tasty lunch of Mekong Delta specialties. Then walk along the shady village roads to the home of Mr. Sau Tuong, a former soldier who fought the deadly Khmer Rouge, known for orchestrating the Cambodian genocide. Learn how life in Vietnam has evolved for him and his wife since the 1960s and how they earn a living from making rice paper.

icon Day 6: Royal Refinement in Hue. Relaxed Start

Accommodation: Pilgrimage Village, Hue.

Marvel at vistas of lush countryside, as you fly to Hue for the next chapter of your journey. Enjoy a cyclo's ride to Phu Mong village, take in a traditional garden house and craft houses, enjoy a serene life here. You will be impressed by green sceneries on the journey. This evening, take a visit to a special venue where it's not only a dining place but also a culture exchange experience - Ben Xuan Garden House Theatre. It is set in a magnificent structure built in Hue royal architectural style — located by the Perfume River between Thien Mu pagoda and the Temple of Literature Van Thanh.You are invited to meet with the owner Ms. Camille Huyen - a celebrated painter, singer and all-around renaissance woman with royal ancestry and her husband, a former Swiss banker. Combined, the two put on an intimate and welcoming hosted meal which includes a stroll of their own designed traditional house and a small concert that features Huyen on vocals, accompanied by local musicians playing traditional instruments, a scrumptious meal. Chat with the family about their career and life in the Western world and how the nostalgia brings them back to their hometown to nourish their dream and passion.

icon Day 7: Highlights of Hue.

Accommodation: Pilgrimage Village, Hue.

Rise early for a private VIP visit to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Imperial Citadel, before it opens to the public. Enjoy an escorted journey on a state-of-the-art electric cart, as a renowned local historian guides you through the towering main gates and shows you the majestic architecture and splendid gardens of the former royal court. Return to your hotel for breakfast, then visit the royal tomb of Minh Mang, the second Emperor of the Nguyen Dynasty. Lunch is served at a local restaurant on the Perfume River with views of the Thien Mu Pagoda. Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to meet the headmaster of the Vietnamese Royal Martial Arts Academy at an ancient temple. Learn about the intricate training activities of the practitioners and attend a performance showcasing the different martial arts techniques. Alternatively, take a boat ride to the private museum of Tran Dihn Son, whose great-grandfather was a high ranking mandarin during the Nguyen Dynasty, and see the vast collection of rare antiquities collected by him and his ancestors.The evening is at your leisure, perhaps ask your Travelling Concierge to make restaurant reservations for you.

icon Day 8: Romantic Hoi An.

Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort, Hoi An.

Enjoy a scenic drive over the spectacular Hai Van Mountain pass to reach Hoi An, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be enchanted by the historic wonders and sleepy charm of UNESCO-heritage Hoi An. Spend a half day with a local guide, exploring the ancient town. Explore former merchants’ homes, colourful communal halls, narrow lanes lined with traditional houses and the iconic Japanese Covered Bridge. Leave the crowded venue behind and discover some untouched stories in the beautiful old town.Meander down the small alley to discover an ancient house where the art of healing through martial art is passed down through generations. This healing method is the master’s invention, combined between Qigong and traditional Vietnamese martial art. Have a chance to learn some basic steps under the guidance of the master. This evening, choose to dine at restaurants focusing on traditional local cuisine, modern Vietnamese or East-meets-West fusion.

icon Day 9: The locals in Hoi An. Relaxed Start

Accommodation: Anantara Hoi An Resort, Hoi An.

Your Journey, Your Way. Choose to visit the beautiful Cam Thanh Village with its dense coconut jungles that were once a shelter for local people and soldiers during the Vietnam War, but today the village is an important supplier of seafood, vegetables and rice to the region. Step into a traditional bamboo-basket boat and glide across the water to the Thanh Dong village where you learn from the villagers how they cultivate and harvest vegetables according to local customs. Continue your voyage through a peaceful water coconut forest to a riverside restaurant overlooking the rice fields. Enjoy and participate in a hands-on cooking class alongside a local chef and savour your creations for your lunch. Alternatively, visit the peaceful and cosy essential oil workshop, and learn how each smell and oil has a different use and effect on the mind and body. Create your personal mix, a ‘one-of-a-kind’, essential oil, before enjoying a light lunch.

icon Day 10: Hanoi street-food tasting tour.

Accommodation: Hotel de l'Opera Hanoi.

Board a morning flight to Hanoi, Vietnam’s glistening capital city known for colonial-style architecture, ancient temples and vibrant culture. Enjoy a ride aboard an electric cart to see the historic Opera House, avenues lined with French mansions, Sword Lake and the 18th century Jade Mountain Temple. Join a local foodie in the Old Quarter for an exploration of Hanoi’s robust street-food culture, that will delight all the senses. Learn what locals love to eat and taste the city’s very best dishes, including rice paper rolls, crab spring rolls, beef noodle soup, com cake and other delights. The rest of the day is at your leisure to relax at your five-star hotel or ask your Travelling Concierge to recommend city-centre attractions nearby.

icon Day 11: Cruise along Ha Long Bay.

Accommodation: Paradise Cruise, Ha Long Bay.

Travel to Ha Long Bay, known as the bay with a thousand islands and glistening emerald water. Step aboard a deluxe junk for a memorable overnight cruise. Visit the mysterious Tien Ong Cave, where human bones dating back to 10,000 B.C. were discovered by archaeologists, and explore the Cua Van area. In the evening you'll have the choice to learn more about local cuisine with an on-board cooking demonstration, or simply relax on the top deck as the sun gently dips beyond the horizon, before sitting down to dinner.

icon Day 12: Ha Long to Hanoi. Relaxed Start

Accommodation: InterContinental Westlake, Hanoi.

Start the day with Tai Chi on the upper deck while cruising through the limestone formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy a brunch on-board as you cruise to Ha Long City to disembark. Journey back to Hanoi where the evening is at leisure.

icon Day 13: The Temple of Literature. Relaxed Start

Accommodation: InterContinental Westlake, Hanoi.

Visit the Temple of Literature, built in 1076 as the first university for the sons of mandarins. Meet a scholar who will share their insights into this famous institution. Learn about Hanoian culture and Vietnamese architecture before exploring the temple grounds. In the evening, join your travel companions and toast to your travels during your Celebration Dinner.

icon Day 14: Farewell Vietnam

Your journey comes to an end after breakfast with a transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

What's Included

  • icon

    You will be escorted by one of our fine Travelling Concierges, handpicked to serve as your expert guide, consummate organiser, and friend overseas.

  • icon

    Personal radio headsets give you the freedom to wander during visits to famous highlights, without missing any of your Local Expert's fascinating commentary, available on departures with 15 or more guests.

  • icon

    At every hotel, you'll be treated to seamless baggage handling, with prompt delivery inside your room.

  • icon

    Hotel and restaurant tips are included - you'll never have to worry about how much to give, nor search for foreign currency. We also include all taxes and porterage charges at hotels.

  • icon

    Stay connected with friends and family with our complimentary coach and hotel Wi-Fi (where available, does not apply to Halong Bay Cruise).

  • icon

    Complimentary, private airport transfers are included on start and end dates, when flights are included within the itinerary and when additional accommodation has been booked through Luxury Gold. Guests will be transferred with fellow Luxury Gold Travellers that arrive on the same flight.

Why Book With TourHub

  • Best collection of quality tours

    100's of 1000's of quality tours worldwide to search and book.

  • Guaranteed financial security

    Your money is fully protected by the PTS Trust.

  • Secure online payments

    All payments made online are encrypted and secure.

Book with Confidence

  • icon
    Low Deposit

    Luxury Gold requires a deposit of 20% to secure a place on this tour, and the final balance is not due till 56 days before departure..

  • icon
    Secure payments

    All payments to TourHub are deposited into an externally regulated Trust account.


Dates & Availability

Select departure month
Oct 06, 2023

Friday

From

$6125

Oct 19, 2023

Thursday

11 +

Places Available

Oct 19, 2023

Thursday

11 +

Places Available

From

$6125


Multiple Room Types Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.

Instant Booking Available
Oct 20, 2023

Friday

From

$6125

Nov 02, 2023

Thursday

18 +

Places Available

Nov 02, 2023

Thursday

18 +

Places Available

From

$6125


Multiple Room Types Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.

Instant Booking Available
Nov 03, 2023

Friday

From

$6395

Nov 16, 2023

Thursday

13 +

Places Available

Nov 16, 2023

Thursday

13 +

Places Available

From

$6395


Multiple Room Types Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.

Instant Booking Available
Dec 08, 2023

Friday

From

$6625

Dec 21, 2023

Thursday

23 +

Places Available

Dec 21, 2023

Thursday

23 +

Places Available

From

$6625


Multiple Room Types Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.

Instant Booking Available
Jan 05, 2024

Friday

From

$6395

Jan 18, 2024

Thursday

13 +

Places Available

Jan 18, 2024

Thursday

13 +

Places Available

From

$6395


Multiple Room Types Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.

Instant Booking Available
Jan 26, 2024

Friday

From

$6395

Feb 08, 2024

Thursday

20 +

Places Available

Feb 08, 2024

Thursday

20 +

Places Available

From

$6395


Multiple Room Types Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.

Instant Booking Available
Feb 16, 2024

Friday

From

$6395

Feb 29, 2024

Thursday

23 +

Places Available

Feb 29, 2024

Thursday

23 +

Places Available

From

$6395


Multiple Room Types Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.

Instant Booking Available
Mar 08, 2024

Friday

From

$6395

Mar 21, 2024

Thursday

11 +

Places Available

Mar 21, 2024

Thursday

11 +

Places Available

From

$6395


Multiple Room Types Multiple room types available. Choose your preferred room type when you book.

Instant Booking Available