Indochina Delights

Indochina Delights

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Indochina Delights

17 Days Starting in UK and ending in UK

Visiting: Ho Chi Minh City, Mekong River Delta, Da Nang, Hội An, Hanoi, Hạ Long Bay, Luang Prabang, Krong Siem Reap

Tour operator:

Wendy Wu

Tour code:

375

Guide Type:

Fully Guided

Group size:

8 - 28

Physical rating:

Low

Age range:

16-70

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat

Tour operated in:

English

Private Available:

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Tour Overview

The perfect introduction to Indochina. Explore Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with this fantastic introduction to the region. Featuring Halong Bay, Luang Prabang and the temples of Angkor, all the best sights are covered.



• See local life on the Mekong

• Learn ancient farming techniques in Hoi An

• Practice Tai Chi on Halong Bay

• Explore Hanoi by cyclo

• Be charmed by Luang Prabang

• Admire Kuang Si Waterfalls

• Marvel at Angkor Temples

• Enjoy the Quintessence of Tonkin

Highlights

  • Drift on emerald waters amongst the picturesque peaks of Halong Bay.

  • Savour rich heritage and colonial legacy in vivid Luang Prabang.

  • Experience Saigon's edgy and evocative blend of past and present.

  • Discover the legendary Cu Chi tunnel network used by the Viet Cong.

  • Embrace your inner explorer to discover the incredible Temples of Angkor.

  • Glimpse daily life of the floating villages on Tonle Sap Lake.

Itinerary

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Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Saigon.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Saigon. On arrival, you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.



Day 1 - 2 : Fly To Saigon.

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Dinner

Fly overnight to Saigon. On arrival, you will be met by your expert tour guide and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure.



Day 3 : Discover Saigon

Location: Ho Chi Minh City

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Sightseeing today includes a visit to the Central Post Office, Reunification Palace and the War Remnants Museum. Later, visit Cholon and the Thien Hau Pagoda.

Day 4 : Mekong Delta

Location: Mekong River Delta

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Journey to Ben Tre to take a cruise on the Mekong. This area is called the 'Rice Basket of Vietnam', the rich and fertile lands producing a plethora of rice, coconuts, vegetables and tropical fruits. Paddle through the maze of palm-lined canals and get a glimpse of daily life on the Mekong Delta.

Day 5 : Cu Chi Tunnels

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Explore the amazing network of Cu Chi Tunnels, where you'll see the legendary tunnel network used by the Viet Cong to infiltrate South Vietnam during the war. Later, fly to Danang and transfer to the UNESCO-listed city of Hoi An.



Day 6 : Hoi An Walking Tour

Location: Hội An

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Take a morning walking tour of charming Hoi An, a wonderfully laidback, graceful and traditional town. Visit one of the oldest homes, still occupied by descendants of merchants that built it over 200 years ago. Also visit the elaborate Japanese Bridge, Hoi An Market and a local Chinese Temple with a stop en route to visit Reaching Out, a social enterprise craft workshop, and watch the artisans at work. The afternoon is at leisure to relax at the beach or in a riverside café.

Day 7 : Tra Que Village

Location: Hội An, Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Drive out into the countryside to Tra Que, a small farming community where you can enjoy the lush green countryside and stroll through the gardens to see the farmers at work. Later, take a flight to Hanoi, a charming and richly historic city of lakes, parks and shaded boulevards and Vietnam's capital.

Day 8 : Halong Bay Overnight Cruise

Location: Hạ Long Bay

Accommodation: Overnight Cruise

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day aboard your comfortable cruise ship sailing amongst the spectacular seascapes, fringed by jagged karst formations jutting from the waters. Halong Bay, with its 1,600 islands and islets, was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994 and is a vision of awe-inspiring beauty. Enjoy fresh meals on board and spend the night anchored on the tranquil waters.

Day 9 : The Quintessence Of Tonkin

Location: Hạ Long Bay, Hanoi

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Dinner

Rise early to enjoy a glorious sunrise over Halong Bay's karst formations as you sail back to the port. Return to Hanoi after brunch. This evening, attend The Quintessence of Tonkin show, a spectacular open-air performance celebrating the rich history of northern Vietnam.

Day 10 : Fly To Luang Prabang

Location: Hanoi, Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the morning exploring Hanoi's Ho Chi Minh complex, the Temple of Literature and Ngoc Son Temple – you'll also take a cyclo tour of the Old Quarter and enjoy a flavourful Vietnamese coffee at a café overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake. Fly to the enchanting city of Luang Prabang.

Day 11 : Discover Luang Prabang

Location: Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Luang Prabang is the quintessential image of Laos – a place of vivid colours, an extremely rich heritage and enduring French legacy. Today, rise early to watch a Takbat alms giving ceremony. Ascend Phousi Hill for city vistas, visit Wat Xieng Thong, then cruise along the Mekong River to see the Pak Ou Caves. Return to Luang Prabang and visit Thin Hong and Ban Xang Khong Village en route.

Day 12 : Local Villages And Waterfalls

Location: Luang Prabang

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Visit the National Museum before continuing to the cascading turquoise waters of the enchanting Kuang Si Waterfalls. Return to Luang Prabang via Ban Na Ouane village and Ock Pop Tok Weaving Centre. This evening witness a local Baci Ceremony.

Day 13 : Siem Reap

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Fly to Siem Reap and visit Artisan D'Angkor, an organisation working to revive traditional Khmer arts and crafts.

Day 14 : Explore Angkor Wat

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

The Angkor Archaeological Park encompasses over a thousand temples, all the remains of different capitals of the Khmer Empire between the 9th and 15th centuries. Enter the walled city of Angkor Thom and head to its heart to see the enigmatic Bayon, followed by the Elephant Terrace and the Terrace of the Leper King. Continue to Ta Prohm, an atmospheric temple left in the grips of the jungle. This afternoon is dedicated to the magnificence of Angkor Wat and intricate beauty of Banteay Srei temple. Take a leisurely boat ride on the moat of Angkor Thom and view hidden elements of the ancient Khmer water systems.

Day 15 : Tonle Sap Lake

Location: Krong Siem Reap

Accommodation: Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

High Water Season (Aug to Feb) Visit Beng Mealea, a mysterious temple overrun by the jungle. Enjoy a cruise on Tonle Sap Lake, visiting the floating village of Kampong Kleng and observing the way of life of these lake communities. This evening sit down to dinner and an Apsara dance show. Low Water Season (Mar to Jul) Head to Beng Mealea to explore this mysterious temple overrun by the jungle and the floating village of Chong Kneas. This evening sit down to dinner and an Apsara dance show.



What's Included

  • Cruise

    Halong Bay Cruise

  • Fully Inclusive

    Touring with Guides and entrance fees

  • Accommodation

    14 nights in 4 star

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Country Entry Visas

  • Fully Guided

  • International Travel

  • Local Taxes

  • Meals – Full Board

    Breakfasts: 14, Lunches: 12, Dinners: 14

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What's Not Included

  • Tipping and Gratuities

    Tipping while on holiday is common in most parts of the world and Southeast Asia is no exception.

    However, it is not always clear who it is appropriate to tip and how much.

    Furthermore, travellers may not have the right amounts of cash available at the right time.

    In order to avoid any inconvenience Wendy Wu Tours operates a tipping policy where a stated amount is given to your national escort at the beginning of your tour and tips are disbursed to local guides and drivers throughout your tour.

    The amount is designed to be at a reasonable level for travellers while being fair to the local people and includes a gratuity for the National Escort.



    If you are travelling in a smaller group with local guides only, then tipping is paid in each destination.

    To be fair to the guides we ask for slightly higher amounts per traveller with small groups.



    We generally find that most customers appreciate the convenience of our tipping policy but we do recognize that it may not suit everyone.

    However, as this is a group tour we ask that everyone follows the same protocol to be fair to other group members and to ensure smooth operation of your tour.


  • Drinks with Meals

Check out our Q&As

  • Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    Yes

  • Are flights included in this tour?

    Yes

  • Is Southeast Asia developed?

    Although Southeast Asia is developing quickly, it still lacks the international standards of civil infrastructure and tourist facilities. Concepts of personal responsibility are also different to those in the UK. Consequently, tourist and public facilities may not uphold the same safety standards as in the UK; for example, you may see a hole in the road without a warning sign or safety barricade.

  • Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

  • Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

  • Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Yes

  • Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Yes

  • What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    If, after our confirmation invoice has been issued, you wish to change your travel arrangements in any way, we will endeavour to make these changes, but it may not always be possible. Any changes to confirmed bookings need to be sent to us in writing via your travel agent. Please refer to our booking conditions for further information and fees.

  • Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date.

  • What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Your Final Travel Documents are usually sent to you 2-3 weeks prior to your departure. Your travel pack will include your tour itinerary, hotel details, flight e-tickets and a travel guide. If you have booked with a travel agent, your tickets will be dispatched to your travel agent unless we have been otherwise informed.

  • Will I be travelling with passengers from other countries?

    Our passengers generally enjoy the mixture of British, Australian and American clients on tour. Occasionally we are joined by English-speaking passengers from other countries.

  • What is 'Happy to Share'?

    Customers booking to travel solo can choose our ‘Happy to Share’ option, which may enable them to share a twin room with other solo customers of the same gender who also request Happy to Share, thus avoiding the need to pay single room supplements. Note that ‘Happy to Share’ requests can be received when you make your booking with us but will not be confirmed until your final payment due date. If a share partner is found, the Single Supplement will be removed from your booking. If a share partner is not found, the Single Supplement will remain and is payable with your final balance in line with our normal booking conditions. Either way, our Operations Team will contact you around 75 days before departure to let you know whether a share partner has been found or not. We regret that Happy to Share requests cannot be accepted within 75 days of departure. Wendy Wu Tours reserves the right to change or withdraw this arrangement at any time.

  • Do you allow children on your tours?

    We allow children 12 years and over on our group tours. We recommend that families with children of any age take advantage of our private or tailormade tours. This will give you more flexibility while on tour.

Reviews from travellers on this tour

Trusted Customer  

Excellent itinerary

Excellent itinerary, great hotels, superb guides

Excellent itinerary, great hotels, superb guides

Trusted Customer  

Well paced very interesting itinerary. Good quality hotels. Would recommend.

Well paced very interesting itinerary. Good qualit

Well paced very interesting itinerary. Good quality hotels. Well paced very interesting itinerary. Good quality hotels. Would recommend.

Alan  

Nothing was too much trouble

Third tour with Wendy Wu & once again the whole to

Third tour with Wendy Wu & once again the whole tour was amazing. Guides as usual were extremely knowledgeable, helpful & nothing too much trouble. The whole itinerary from start to finish was very full on, varied, interesting having the whole group involved at some time. We were also given s in each country. Every day brought a new highlight & experience

Trusted Customer  

Great itinerary

Great itinerary and fabulous tour guides. Well-org

Great itinerary and fabulous tour guides. Well-organised.

Fiona  

Inspirational

Amazing to see three countries in two weeks. Guide

Amazing to see three countries in two weeks. Guides were exceptional. Inspirational

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  • Free Date Changes

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    Wendy Wu requires a minimum deposit of 350 GBP per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 75 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of wendy wu charges.

    Up to 75 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of deposit.

    At 74 days before tour starts: Forfeit 30% of booking price.

    At 41 days before tour starts: Forfeit 60% of booking price.

    At 27 days before tour starts: Forfeit 90% of booking price.

    At 14 days before tour starts: Forfeit 100% of booking price.

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