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Vietnam and Angkor in Comfort
Cambodia, Vietnam - Trip code DVNC Discovery
Days 14
Deposit From £280
Price from £2799
Flights inclusive
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Why book this trip?

Explore the fascinating sights of Vietnam and Cambodia and stay in a variety of comfortable hotels. We visit the imperial city of Hue, the historical port of Hoi An and Old Saigon. Cruise Halong Bay on a luxury junk and explore the Mekong Delta by boat. We also spend time in Cambodia exploring Angkor's magnificent jungle temple complex.

    • Included meals

      Breakfast: 13

      Lunch: 3

      Dinner: 1

    • Trip staff

      Explore Tour Leader

      Boat Crew

      Driver(s)

      Local Guide(s)

    • Transport

      Bus

      Boat

      Flight

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      Accommodation

      1 nights premium boat

      12 nights premium hotel

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      Trip pace:

      Moderate

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      Group Size:

      10 - 16

    Itinerary

    Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select the itinerary that you wish to explore.

    Day 1 - Join tour in Hanoi

    Arrive in Hanoi and check-in at the hotel. The remainder of the day is free to make your first impressions of the Vietnam's capital city. You may choose to take a walk around the shores of Hoan Kiem Lake.

    Flower Garden Hotel

    Located in the heart of downtown Hanoi, Flower Garden Hotel is a short drive from the Old Quarter and walking distance from Ho Chi Minh's Mausoleum and the botanical gardens. The hotel offers spacious rooms spread over 14 floors with views of the river, the lake or the city. Facilities include a spa and fitness centre, plus a roof-top fine dining restaurant providing a stunning perspective over the city.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: None

    Day 2 - Discover the sights of Hanoi including the Old Quarter

    This morning we make a tour of the main sights of Hanoi. Architecturally styled like a French provincial town with tree-lined boulevards and substantial low-built houses the city is wonderfully nostalgic. Among the interesting sights are the charming One-Pillar Pagoda, Confucius Temple and the Presidential Palace. Ho Chi Minh himself, a spartan-living and scholarly man, chose not to live in the Presidential Palace; he preferred instead a simple teak stilt-house specially built for him in the grounds. This walk through the narrow lanes of the fascinating Old Quarter, where the streets are named after various crafts or specialties: Paper Street, Silk Street, Basket Street and so on. The shops themselves have very narrow frontages but are actually quite deep; they are known locally as tube shops. On the pavements food sellers sell noodles, snacks and stir-fries from shoulder panniers. The smell of food mixes with the smell of incense from small temples dotted around.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 3 - Drive to Halong Bay; board junk for overnight cruise

    Departing the city early this morning we head east, towards the Gulf of Tonkin and the spectacular scenery of Halong Bay. One of Southeast Asia's most spectacular settings, Halong Bay presents a breathtaking vista of thousands of limestone islands that rise from the jade green waters of the bay like the scales of some great submerged dragon. Indeed Halong means 'where the dragon descends to the sea' and local legend tells of a time when this rugged landscape was created by the pounding tail of a mighty dragon as he ran from the mountains into the sea. Boarding our junk around midday we set sail, threading our way through a flotilla of boats, junks and wooden sampans as they ply their way across the gentle waters of the bay; a timeless image of a way of life unchanged for generations. We will overnight on board the junk where we are comfortably accommodated in en suite twin share cabins, all with picture windows and air conditioning.

    Indochina Sails Junk

    Indochina Sails offers six wooden junks, traditionally designed, with contemporary and luxurious cabins and facilities. Cabins have large windows - perfect for admiring the passing scenery - and good-sized bathrooms, as well as little touches to make your stay special. On-board you'll have experienced chefs to cook your lunch and dinner, while you relax and enjoy this opulent sailing experience.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Boat

    Single room available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

    Day 4 - Cruise Halong Bay; fly to Danang and drive to Hoi An

    We cruise back to land this morning and drive back to Hanoi in time to catch the late afternoon flight to Danang. It is just a short drive from here to the UNESCO World Heritage town of Hoi An, a former merchant port and our base for the next three nights.

    Thanh Binh Riverside Hotel

    Located on the banks of the River Thu Bon, the Thanh Binh Riverside hotel is a relatively large property featuring an outdoor swimming pool and sun terrace, plus all rooms have a balcony with a river or garden view. Rooms are well-appointed and there is free Wi-Fi availability throughout the hotel. There is a good sized restaurant and the hotel can arrange cookery classes some you recreate some of the delicious dishes when you get back home.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 5 - In Hoi An; cooking lesson and walking tour of Old Town

    Hoi An had become one of the busiest international trading ports of Southeast Asia by the 17th and 18th centuries, and it still retains its medieval charm today, with many of its old buildings superbly preserved. We take a leisurely cruise along the river to one of the town's restaurants where we will be taught the flavoursome secrets of Vietnamese cuisine during a dedicated cookery lesson. We also take a walking tour of the Old Town including such sights as the Japanese Bridge and some of the Chinese temples and meeting halls.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 6 - Free day in Hoi An; optional visit to ancient My Son Son

    Today is left free for you to enjoy Hoi An. There are many shops, bars and restaurants in this charming town and is a great place to buy souvenirs, have clothing tailored or simply watch the world go by in a riverside café. The beach is only a short drive by taxi, alternatively a boat trip on the river as the late afternoon sun lights up the riverfront is a treat. There are also excursions that may be taken further afield such as to My Son one of the holiest and most evocative of Vietnam's Cham sites. The Chams were dynastic lords who rejected the authority of China in 2AD and established their own kingdom. Travel along the track that leads to the site is slow, as we bump through wooded hills southwest of Hoi An. But the site is certainly impressive with several groupings of Cham temples to be visited. Alternatively you may wish to take an optional excursion out the site of the My Lai village massacre memorial. The massacre was a significant turning point in the American War and the horrific story is told through a very emotive exhibition of photography.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 7 - Scenic drive via Danang to Hue

    Today we head north along the coast to Hue with several interesting stops along the way. Our first stop is at the nearby five peaks of the Marble Mountains, said to represent the five elements of water, wood, fire, gold and earth. Naturally formed grottoes have been transformed into heavily carved Buddhist sanctuaries. A torch is useful to explore some of the caves and grottos. A short distance from the mountains we find the white sands of My Khe Beach (nicknamed China Beach by American troops - an ideal spot for a brief rest. Pausing in Danang, once the centre of the Kingdom of Champa (2nd century AD - 1720) we visit the Cham Museum, home to a fine collection of Cham sculptures. We enjoy a scenic drive across the spectacular Col des Nuages, otherwise known as the Hai Van Pass en route observing rural scenes of thatched, wooden houses and lime-green rice paddies as well as enjoying panoramic sea views as we make our way to Hue.

    Moonlight Hotel Hue

    Located in the heart of Hue city, the Moonlight Hotel Hue is ideal for exploring everything that the city has to offer. The modern rooms are beautifully furnished and provide a comfortable stay. The hotel has complementary Wi-Fi access throughout, a restaurant with views over the Huong River, plus a shaded rooftop swimming pool and spa.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 8 - In Hué, visit the Imperial Citadel; free afternoon

    This morning we appreciate Hué's fascinating history with a visit to the Imperial Citadel. Located on the left bank is the river, this palace was built by the Nguyen dynasty, Vietnam's ruling emperors from the early 1800s to 1945. The Citadel has formal moats and impressive ramparts that were constructed by 20,000 men and was a copy of the Forbidden City in Beijing. Although most of the inner part of the city was totally destroyed during the month-long Tet Offensive in 1968, the vast outer walls and the west wing remain an eloquent reminder of the palace's former glory. The remainder of the day is free to perhaps explore some of the outlying Tombs of the Emperors by bicycle.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 9 - Fly to Ho Chi Minh City; explore Old Saigon and the city

    This morning we fly to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam's largest city and former capital of the Republic of Vietnam (South Vietnam). In the afternoon we walk around the central sights of Old Saigon, now District 1 of Ho Chi Minh City. We see the Notre Dame Cathedral and the GPO building as well as some of the old French Colonial hotels such as The Rex. We then drive to the Independence Palace (renamed the Reunification Hall) and the graphic War Remnants Museum.

    Harmony Saigon Hotel

    The Harmony Saigon Hotel is located in the city centre, with great accessibility to the local shops, the Opera House and the Ben Thanh night market. This hotel has a lot to offer, including modern rooms, a spa lounge, an indoor pool and a fitness centre. This hotel has a sky restaurant serving a variety of International Cuisine food whilst overlooking the beautiful views of Saigon.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 10 - Cruise Mekong Delta, then return to Ho Chi Minh City

    Today we drive to Cai Be in the lush surroundings of the Mekong Delta and take a boat to its colourful floating market. We continue along the river and visit local family houses where popcorn and rice paper are produced. We enjoy a lunch of fresh local produce and specialities within a lush tropical garden by the river among pomelo, longan, mango, coconut and banana trees. After lunch our cruise continues into the countryside, where local houses are still made of wood and palm tree leaves and pass under several small traditional wooden and bamboo bridges. We then return to Ho Chi Minh City.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast & Lunch

    Day 11 - Visit Cu Chi Tunnels; fly to Siem Reap

    We drive out early this morning to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels. This morning we take a short drive out of the city to the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, which formed an incredible underground command base for 10,000 Viet Cong troops and were a major part of the 1968 Tet Offensive. The site is a fascinating insight into the resourcefulness of the Vietnamese. There is the opportunity to crawl through a small, specially adapted section of the tunnels should you wish to sample the claustrophobic conditions the Viet Cong lived in. Later we fly to Siem Reap in Cambodia; our base for an exploration of the fascinating temples of Angkor.

    Tara Angkor

    Tara Angkor Hotel is located just six kilometres from the iconic Temples of Angkor, a few minutes walk from the Angkor National Museum and a short drive to the town of Siem Reap itself. The hotel offers stylish and contemporary Khmer style rooms. Facilities include a swimming pool with Jacuzzi, fitness centre, spa and sauna, two restaurants and cooking classes.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 12 - From Siem Reap, explore Angkor Thom

    Our exact programme over the 2 days at Angkor will be organised at the guide's discretion to avoid crowds, coincide with sunsets, etc. Angkor was actually a series of cities, built between the 9th and the 13th centuries by the Khmer kings, with a population of 750,000 in its heyday. The Angkor complex is spread out over some 155 square kilometres, scattered with magnificent carved stone temples, elegant sculptures and incredible bas reliefs. We visit the temples of King Jayavarman Vll, reputedly Angkor's greatest king. The fortified city of Angkor Thom, which he had built at the end of the 12th century, is enclosed by a square wall 8 metres high with five 20 metre high monumental gates decorated with stone elephant trunks. Originally, crocodiles inhabited the moat and huge statues of 54 different gods protected each gate. The city contains another of Angkor's true gems - The Bayon. Although not as impressive as Angkor Wat from a distance, The Bayon is nevertheless incredible for its maze of corridors, gothic style towers and magical central temples. We'll explore The Terrace of the Elephants and the Leper King, the Baphuon and Phimeanakas and some of the surrounding temples such as Preah Khan.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 13 - From Siem Reap, explore Ta Prohm and Angkor Wat

    On our final day we make a visit to the 2nd Angkor capital which includes the temples of Prasat Kravan, Banteay Kdei and Takeo. A highlight for many is a visit to the atmospheric temple of Ta Prohm, where the film Tomb Raider was filmed, lying half consumed by the jungle. We leave the best known and most breathtaking of all the sights, Angkor Wat, to the end - where we stay until the sun sets on the last night of our adventure.

    Accommodation:

    Grade: Premium Hotel

    Single room available

    Swimming pool available

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Day 14 - Tour ends in Siem Reap

    Tour ends after breakfast. If you have time you may choose to browse the old market for some last minute bargains, or enjoy afternoon tea at The Foreign Correspondent's Club.

    Meals Provided: Breakfast

    Trip information

    Country information

    Cambodia

    Climate

    Cambodia is a hot and tropical country, being hottest in April and coolest in January (still high 20s). Although rainfall is at its maximum in October, Phnom Penh and Siem Reap receive very little rain compared to the coastal areas, and when it does rain it tends to be in the form of sporadic mid afternoon downpours. There is normally very little rain between December and March.

    Time difference to GMT

    +7

    Plugs

    2 Pin Round

    Religion

    Buddhism

    Language

    Khmer

    Vietnam

    Climate

    As Vietnam is a long, narrow country from north to south climate conditions vary considerably. The climate can be divided into three distinct patterns between the north, central and south regions. The climate in the north is generally humid and subtropical, although the winter months from November to March can be colder with temperatures from 10 - 15 degrees. Summer months, May to September can be quite hot with temperatures from 30 - 35 degrees. Meanwhile south Vietnam enjoys a tropical climate all year round, with little variation throughout the year (around 27 - 32 degrees), however May to November is the rainy season when short, heavy downpours are quite frequent. Central Vietnam lies somewhere in between. The coastal strip is usually dry and hotter from April to October while November to March is wetter and cooler. A light rain jacket and small umbrella are recommended year round.

    Time difference to GMT

    +7

    Plugs

    2 Pin Round

    Religion

    Mahayana Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism

    Language

    Vietnamese

    Budgeting and packing

    Optional activities

    The following excursions and/or activities are usually available and may be arranged locally. Estimated costs are provided below for guidance only, are on a per person basis unless shown otherwise, and may depend on the number of participants. Prices quoted are correct as of the date these tour notes were originally issued but may change at any time due to currency fluctuations. Please note: These activities are booked and paid for direct with the supplier and do not form part of your Explore holiday contract.


    Hanoi - Water Puppets Show - US$ 6, Cyclo tour of Old Quarter - US$ 8
    Hoi An - Cookery class - US$ 30, Half day cycle through the countryside - US $ 22, Half day fishing experience - US $48 , Full day trip to the UNESCO temples of My Son : US$ 24
    Hue - Cruise along Perfume River visiting Thien Mu Pagoda and the Royal Tombs from US$20, Morning meditation Class in Tu Hieu Pagoda US$ 50
    Siem Reap - Blessing ceremony at local monastery US$33; Scenic helicopter flight over Angkor temples from US$202; Sunrise visit to Angkor US$12

    The prices stated are based on a minimum number of participants (usually 5-6). Please be aware that the optional excursions can run with fewer people but the price may be higher. Likewise, a slightly reduced price may be applicable where the participation greater. The prices listed are generally only entrance fees and do not include the price of transport to and from the excursion, Your Explore Leader will quote this when you are on tour, as the price for transport will depend on the number of participants.

    These excursions are generally run via our agent in the country. Local companies may offer similar excursions at a cheaper price. Should you want to use these companies please be aware that a lower price may mean that not all costs are included (entrance fees etc.) or services will not operate at the same safety and quality standards.

    Clothing

    December through to February warmer clothing is needed for the North. Days are hot and humid. Lightweight rainwear essential at all times.The northern region is cold at night during the winter.

    Footwear

    Comfortable shoes, trainers and sandals.

    Luggage

    20kg

    Luggage: On tour

    One main lockable bag/case, an overnight bag for your trip to Halong Bay when your main luggage is left behind and a daypack.

    Please remember that you are expected to carry your own luggage so dont overload yourself.

    Equipment

    Torch and mosquito repellent

    Tipping

    Explore leader
    Tour Leader: At your discretion you might also consider tipping your Tour Leader in appreciation of the efficiency and service you receive.
    Local crew
    Although entirely voluntary, tipping is a recognized part of life in this region of the world. Some local staff will look to members of the group for personal recognition of particular services provided. In order to make things easier for you, the Tour Leaders may organise a group's tips kitty and if this is the case, they will account for it throughout the tour. Accordingly, you should allow US$ 35.

    Cambodia

    Food and drink

    The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


    Lunch price
    £6
    Dinner price
    £10.00 - 12.00
    Beer price
    £1.3
    Water price
    £0.6
    Foreign Exchange
    Local currency
    Riel.
    Recommended Currency For Exchange
    In Cambodia, US$ is the most commonly used currency (small denomination notes are easier to use).
    Where To Exchange
    Large towns.
    ATM Availability
    There are ATMs in most towns and cities.
    Credit Card Acceptance
    Credit cards are accepted in some large shops and restaurants in Phnom Penh and Siem Reap.
    Travellers Cheques
    They can be hard to change outside of Siem Reap and Phnom Penh; we recommend them for emergencies only.

    Vietnam

    Food and drink

    The costs for meals may vary depending upon location, type of restaurant and number of courses eaten and so the prices given are an average guide. Local restaurants located off the beaten track may be less expensive, whereas an upmarket restaurant located in the centre of a major city may charge more.


    Dinner price
    £9
    Beer price
    £2.00 - 4.00
    Water price
    £0.5
    Foreign Exchange
    Local currency
    Dong.
    Recommended Currency For Exchange
    Carry your money in US$ Dollars cash. You can also take GBP but US$ are easier to exchange. (Dollar bills can be used in some hotels and shops; change is often given in local currency).
    Where To Exchange
    Most towns.
    ATM Availability
    There are ATMs virtually everywhere in Vietnam and in Cambodia, though we also recommend bringing cash.
    Credit Card Acceptance
    Credit card's are widely accepted throughout Vietnam
    Travellers Cheques
    Travellers cheques are not recommended as they can be difficult to exchange
    Transport, Accommodation & Meals

    Transport Information

    Bus, Boat, Flight

    Essential Information

    FCO Advice

    We strongly recommend that you check your government's travel advisory for up-to-date information and advice about your destination: safety and security, entry requirements, health, local laws and customs. For UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office advice click here.

    For more information from Explore about travel advice, click here
     

    Under 18 immigration guidance

    Please note that some countries require proof of parental consent when travelling overseas with under 18s. Please check requirements with the relevant embassy or consular office well in advance of travel if this applies to your party.

    Price Guarantee

    Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information.Booking Conditions

    Visa and Passport Information

    Vietnam: Until 30th June 2021 'British Citizen' passport holders can visit Vietnam for up to 15 days without a visa. A visa will be required if you enter after this date or if you wish to re-enter within 30 days of your departure.

    For visits of up to 30 days, you can get an e-visa before you travel from https://evisa.xuatnhapcanh.gov.vn/

    For visits of longer than 30 days you must get a visa from the nearest Vietnamese embassy before travelling to Vietnam. If you want to make a second visit within 30 days of leaving Vietnam, you'll need to get a multiple entry visa to re-enter.

    Please note that it is a pre-requisite for entry into Vietnam that your passport is valid for a minimum of 6 months from your date of entry

    All visa related issues including information for other nationalities should be confirmed with the relevant Embassy prior to departure.


    Cambodia: A single visa is required by UK, New Zealand, Australian, USA & Canadian citizens and can be obtained on arrival. A passport sized photograph for immigration will also be required. Alternatively you can now obtain an e-visa prior to departure from www.mfaic.gov.kh

    All visa information should be confirmed with the relevant consulate.


    If you do require assistance in obtaining a visa then you may consider applying through Explore's recommended visa service in the UK, Travcour. See www.travcour.com to download the relevant visa application for your trip, if applicable (UK citizens only), along with details of how to apply for your visa through Travcour. The Team at Travcour will be happy to answer specific questions relating to visa applications, please call them directly on 0208 5431846.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that you are in possession of a full passport, with the correct validity for your chosen destination.
     

    Booking conditions

    Before booking your Explore trip, please ensure that you read both our Essential Information and Booking Conditions.

    Transfers

    Find out more about Trip Transfer Terms and Conditions before you book.

    Booking a land only package with Explore

    Customers who have chosen to book on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements of our tour, please ensure that you have checked your tour specific ‘Joining Instructions’ prior to booking your own travel arrangements. Your joining instructions can be found below in the dates and prices information. 

    You may also be eligible for the Free Explore Transfer.


    Joining Tour Abroad

    Customers booked on the ‘Land Only’ arrangements will now receive a Free Transfer, provided you arrive and depart on the tour only itinerary start and end dates. The transfers will be from the Explore designated airport or train station to the joining point of your tour, and then back from the ending point to the designated airport or train station. The exception to this rule is customers who are booked on a tour where the joining and ending point is at the designated airport or train station.  

    Free transfers are not available for Self-Guided, Polar, Tailormade or Tours for Churches customers.

    If you are not eligible for the Free Transfer then you will need to make your own way through to the joining and ending point. On a majority of our tours Explore will be able to provide a private transfer at an additional cost. Please ask for a quote at the time of booking.  


    For more information regarding the Explore Free Transfer click here

    Insurance

    It is a condition of booking with Explore that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to arrange appropriate travel insurance and ensure you have read and understood the full terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake whilst on the tour, including all optional activities. Your Insurance Policy must fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country. Please ensure your policy includes medical emergency helicopter evacuation in the event of illness or injury and covers the entire duration of your holiday. If you are trekking at altitude please ensure that there is no upper altitude limit which may limit or exclude cover for your trip. The cost of many of our Polar Voyages will exceed the capped amount covered by standard insurance premiums and you will be required to pay an additional premium to cover the full value of your trip. Please ensure that you are covered for the full amount of your holiday cost, as insufficient cover could invalidate a claim under the policy. Medical and repatriation insurance cover is not mandatory for UK residents who are travelling on trips within the United Kingdom.
    Read more information about what travel insurance is required.

    Flight information

    Explore offers a wide range of flexible flying options to make joining and leaving our trips easy. Read more about them here.


    Flight Information

    You are able to book this tour on a 'land only' basis or as a ‘flight inclusive’ package. Your flight inclusive package will be fully protected by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) ATOL protection scheme.

      

    Booking a flight inclusive package with Explore

    We have a good selection of flights not only from London but from many regional airports around the UK allowing us to compare fares between scheduled carriers as well as low cost and charter airlines. Our dedicated flights team will match the best flight options to your arrival and departure airport.

    On our website we display a UK flight inclusive package guide price which is generally based on a London departure. To avoid paying supplements or to secure your preferred flight option, we recommend booking as early as possible, especially for peak travel dates.

    Ability to swim

    An ability to swim is essential for your safe enjoyment of the water based activities on this trip. If you wish to participate in these activities then we insist that you are able to swim.

    Cambodia

    Vaccinations

    Nothing compulsory, but we recommend protection against malaria, infectious hepatitis, tetanus, typhoid, diphtheria and polio. Consult your GP regarding tablets advised for malaria. Though not compulsory, travellers may wish to immunise themselves against japanese encephalitis. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

    Vietnam

    Vaccinations

    Nothing compulsory, we recommend protection against malaria, typhoid, tetanus, diphtheria, polio and hepatitis A. Consult your travel clinic for latest advice on Malaria and Zika Virus. Although not compulsory travellers may also wish to immunise themselves against Japanese encephalitis. Please check the latest requirements with your travel clinic or doctor prior to departure. The above is not an exhaustive list. Further information regarding vaccinations and travel health advice can be found by following the NHS and NaTHNaC links at Explore Travel Health and from your local healthcare provider. Visa and vaccination requirements are subject to change and should be confirmed by you before travelling.

    Additional Information

    Why book this trip

    This trip is ideal for travellers who wish to see the very best bits of two incredibly diverse destinations, whilst having comfortable bases from which to explore. The trip features our collection of premium rated hotels, which are characterful, offer great locations and facilities and are a comfortable step up from our usual level of accommodation. There are also no overnight trains on this trip, which maximises our time to showcase the key highlights of both Vietnam and Cambodia.

    Dates, prices and booking

    All holidays are subject to availability and prices are subject to change
    Wed 19 Dec 2018 - Tue 1 Jan 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2018
    Price from £2059
    Save was
    Single room option +£475
    0 spaces available
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Wed 23 Jan 2019 - Tue 5 Feb 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2120
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    0 spaces available
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Wed 13 Feb 2019 - Tue 26 Feb 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2120
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    0 spaces available
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Wed 27 Feb 2019 - Tue 12 Mar 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2120
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Wed 10 Apr 2019 - Tue 23 Apr 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2120
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Wed 6 Nov 2019 - Tue 19 Nov 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2120
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Wed 13 Nov 2019 - Tue 26 Nov 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2045
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Wed 20 Nov 2019 - Tue 3 Dec 2019
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2120
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Wed 18 Dec 2019 - Tue 31 Dec 2019
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2120
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Tue 18 Dec 2018 - Wed 2 Jan 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2018
    Price from £3260
    Save was
    Single room option +£475
    0 spaces available
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Tue 22 Jan 2019 - Wed 6 Feb 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2839
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    0 spaces available
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Tue 12 Feb 2019 - Wed 27 Feb 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2920
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    0 spaces available
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Tue 26 Feb 2019 - Wed 13 Mar 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2799
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Tue 9 Apr 2019 - Wed 24 Apr 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2899
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Tue 5 Nov 2019 - Wed 20 Nov 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2879
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Tue 12 Nov 2019 - Wed 27 Nov 2019 Guaranteed departure
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2799
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Tue 19 Nov 2019 - Wed 4 Dec 2019
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £2879
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
    Tue 17 Dec 2019 - Wed 1 Jan 2020
    DVNC_2019
    Price from £3199
    Save was
    Single room option +£485
    All customers that travel on an Explore Group or Private Journey trip will be provided with a complimentary transfer, provided they arrive and depart into the designated airport or train station on the trip start and end dates. Please see free transfers for terms and conditions.

    These trip joining details are provided on a provisional basis and may change prior to this tour departing. Any changes to these details will be updated on this page.
    For those not eligible for a free transfer the joining / ending time and location for your trip are detailed below:
    Joining Point
    Town
    Hanoi
    Time and place
    18:00 at Hotel Reception
    Ending Point
    Town
    Siem Reap
    Time
    09:00
    If you have booked a pre or post trip accommodation directly with the hotel, or through any other intermediaries, please ensure you regularly check this page in case of any changes.
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