Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery

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Vietnam & Cambodia Discovery

Travel through two of South East Asia's most exciting countries. Explore the treasures of Vietnam, including Hanoi and Saigon, before taking in the mysterious temples of Angkor in Cambodia.

20 days from

£3,060

per person, for 2 people

Based on departing 08/09/2017 from London Heathrow Airport

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  • Halong Bay Halong Bay
  • Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue Thien Mu Pagoda, Hue
  • The Forbidden Purple City, Hue The Forbidden Purple City, Hue
  • A floating market in Can Tho on the Mekong Delta A floating market in Can Tho on the Mekong Delta
  • Banteay Srei Temple, Angkor Banteay Srei Temple, Angkor

Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : Depart UK.

DAY 2 : Arrive Hanoi.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 3 : Hanoi.

Today's included tour takes in the city's highlights including the Temple of Literature - a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways - and One Pillar Pagoda, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. Also see Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, the History Museum and a fascinating network of alleyways and shop-houses in the Old Quarter. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 : Hanoi.

Begin today with a drive amidst tranquil countryside to Chua Thay Pagoda. Next, head to Tay Phuong Pagoda, one of Vietnam's first pagodas. Later, return to Hanoi for a water puppet show. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5 : Hanoi - Halong.

Drive through picturesque Hai Hung Province to Halong for an overnight stay on board a Halong cruise boat. You will have the chance to explore the Sung Sot (Surprising Cave) grotto before visiting Luon Cave by rowing boat. NOTE: An overnight bag is recommended for your Halong Bay cruise. Includes Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : Halong - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An.

Continue to cruise through Halong Bay this morning. Disembark your cruise boat late morning and journey back to Hanoi to board your flight to Danang, Vietnam's fourth largest city. Pass tranquil rural scenery and traditional villages en route to the charming town of Hoi An, where you'll stay for three nights. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 : Hoi An.

Today, explore the town on a leisurely walking tour taking in sights such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Sa Huynh Museum with its early Hoi An history, and a family chapel. In the afternoon, board a local boat for a cruise on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside on the way to a pottery village and a wood carving village before returning to Hoi An. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Hoi An.

Today is free to further explore Hoi An. Perhaps take a cooking class, visit a spa, or take a day trip by local ferry to the beautiful Cham Island, with its pristine, white beaches and turquoise water. Includes Breakfast

DAY 9 : Hoi An - Danang - Hue.

Today head to Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum. Later, journey past the pretty island-like stretch of palm-shaded sand at Lang Co and through the spectacular Hai Van Pass, to the imperial walled city of Hue. Your included sightseeing tour takes in the Forbidden Purple City, modelled on Beijing's famed Forbidden City and includes visits to Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins and the Nine Dynastic Urns. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 10 : Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Begin with an included boat trip on the Perfume River to the pretty Thien Mu Pagoda. Continue up the river to the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, a majestic and idyllic complex of courtyards, pavilions and temples. Later, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11 : Ho Chi Minh City.

Today's included sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Afterwards visit the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the Jade Emperor Pagoda as well as the Chinese district, Cholon. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12 : Cu Chi Tunnels.

An exciting day lies ahead. Head to Cu Chi, an important base during the Vietnamese War due to its strategic location. Learn about the impressive 200km tunnel network constructed by the Viet Cong to connect command posts, hospitals, shelters and weapon factories.

DAY 13 : Ho Chi Minh City - Can Tho.

Today you will journey south to Cai Be. Board a motorised sampan for an introduction to life on the river and cruise to Vinh Long, from where you will journey by road to Can Tho, Mekong Delta's economic hub, for your overnight stay. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 : Can Tho - Ho Chi Minh City.

An early morning start sees you cruising to the vibrant town of Cai Rang, where you will board a sampan for a colourful ride through the floating market. Return to Can Tho to enjoy lunch before departing for your drive back to Ho Chi Minh. Overnight in this unique city, a delightful mix of the old and new. Includes Breakfast

DAY 15 : Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh.

Later today transfer to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Includes Breakfast

DAY 16 : Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh is the Capital and largest city in Cambodia. Located on the banks of Tonle Sap and the Mekong River it has been the Capital since the French colonisation of the country. Explore this lively city on an included sightseeing tour taking in the Royal Palace - the 19th century home of the Royal Family. Next take in the haunting Genocide Museum, or Tuol Sleng - a former torture and interrogation centre - followed by a visit to the sobering Killing Fields. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 17 : Phnom Penh - Siem Reap and Angkor.

Today, fly to Siem Reap and visit nearby Angkor, the ancient Khmer capital. Enjoy a visit to the splendid temple complex including Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its beauty and splendour. Also visit Angkor Thom, the former fortified Royal City built by King Jayavarman VII, which houses the Bayon and Baphuon temples, the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and Phimeanakas or the Celestial Palace. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 18 : Siem Reap and Angkor.

Enjoy a second day to really make the most of the amazing sights at Angkor. Visit the exquisite 10th century Banteay Srei Temple and Ta Keo, the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandstone. Also visit Ta Prohm, Sras Srang and Prasat Kravan. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 19 : Siem Reap - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK, or extend your stay on Phuket or Koh Samui. Includes Breakfast

DAY 20 : Home landing in the UK.

Hotels on Tour

  • Can Tho:Victoria Can Tho Resort,
  • Phnom Penh:Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap:Angkor Century Resort & Spa. <note>
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.</note>
  • Hanoi:Movenpick Hotel Hanoi
  • Halong Bay:La Vela (cruise boat)
  • Hoi An:Essence Hoi An
  • Hue:Indochine Palace
  • Ho Chi Minh City:Pullman Saigon Centre

Visa Information

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 15 breakfasts, 12 lunches and 9 dinners
  • Services of a local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers
  • All airport taxes/service charges excluding locally paid departure tax where applicable

Holiday Highlights

  • Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House
  • Overnight cruise and visit to caves
  • Boat trip on the Perfume River
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Killing Fields
  • Angkor Wat

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday
Itinerary Map

DAY 1 : Depart UK.

DAY 2 : Arrive Hanoi.

On arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.

DAY 3 : Hanoi.

Today's included tour takes in the city's highlights including the Temple of Literature - a peaceful series of walled courtyards and gateways - and One Pillar Pagoda, designed to resemble a lotus blossom. Also see Ho Chi Minh's stilt house, Hoan Kiem Lake, the History Museum and a fascinating network of alleyways and shop-houses in the Old Quarter. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 4 : Hanoi.

Begin today with a drive amidst tranquil countryside to Chua Thay Pagoda. Next, head to Tay Phuong Pagoda, one of Vietnam's first pagodas. Later, return to Hanoi for a water puppet show. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 5 : Hanoi - Halong.

Drive through picturesque Hai Hung Province to Halong for an overnight stay on board a Halong cruise boat. After lunch, cruise to the inside of magical landscape of Dinh Huong island, Ga Choi Island, Dog Island, Binh Phong mountain, Sung Sot Cave, Round over Titov Beach. Enjoy sunset on the top of the Titov mountain or take a bamboo row boat to discover a water tunnels with many coral reefs in a scenic lagoon. Continue to cruise to a secluded lagoon to anchor for overnight. NOTE: An overnight bag is recommended for your Halong Bay cruise. Includes Lunch, Dinner

DAY 6 : Halong - Hanoi - Danang - Hoi An.

Continue to cruise through Halong Bay this morning. Disembark your cruise boat late morning and journey back to Hanoi to board your flight to Danang, Vietnam's fourth largest city. Pass tranquil rural scenery and traditional villages en route to the charming town of Hoi An, where you'll stay for three nights. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 7 : Hoi An.

Today, explore the town on a leisurely walking tour taking in sights such as the Japanese Covered Bridge, the Sa Huynh Museum with its early Hoi An history, and a family chapel. In the afternoon, board a local boat for a cruise on the Thu Bon River, passing unspoiled countryside on the way to a pottery village and a wood carving village before returning to Hoi An. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 8 : Hoi An - Danang - Hue.

Today head to Danang for a visit to the Cham Museum. Later, journey past the pretty island-like stretch of palm-shaded sand at Lang Co and through the spectacular Hai Van Pass, to the imperial walled city of Hue. Your included sightseeing tour takes in the Forbidden Purple City, modelled on Beijing's famed Forbidden City and includes visits to Ngo Mon Gate, Thai Hoa Palace, the Halls of the Mandarins and the Nine Dynastic Urns. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 9 : Hue - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon).

Begin with an included boat trip on the Perfume River to the pretty Thien Mu Pagoda. Continue up the river to the Imperial Tomb of Minh Mang, a majestic and idyllic complex of courtyards, pavilions and temples. Later, fly to Ho Chi Minh City, where you will be met and transferred to your hotel. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 10 : Ho Chi Minh City.

Today's included sightseeing tour takes in Dong Khoi Street, the main shopping thoroughfare, the Notre Dame Cathedral and the Central Post Office. Afterwards visit the Reunification Palace, the War Remnants Museum, the Jade Emperor Pagoda as well as the Chinese district, Cholon. Includes Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 11 : Cu Chi Tunnels.

An exciting day lies ahead. Head to Cu Chi, an important base during the Vietnamese War due to its strategic location. Learn about the impressive 200km tunnel network constructed by the Viet Cong to connect command posts, hospitals, shelters and weapon factories.

DAY 12 : Ho Chi Minh City - Phnom Penh.

Later today transfer to the airport for your flight to Phnom Penh, Cambodia. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at leisure. Includes Breakfast

DAY 13 : Phnom Penh.

Phnom Penh is the Capital and largest city in Cambodia. Located on the banks of Tonle Sap and the Mekong River it has been the Capital since the French colonisation of the country. Explore this lively city on an included sightseeing tour taking in the Royal Palace - the 19th century home of the Royal Family. Next take in the haunting Genocide Museum, or Tuol Sleng - a former torture and interrogation centre - followed by a visit to the sobering Killing Fields. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 14 : Phnom Penh - Siem Reap and Angkor.

Today, fly to Siem Reap and visit nearby Angkor, the ancient Khmer capital. Enjoy a visit to the splendid temple complex including Angkor Wat, a UNESCO World Heritage site famous for its beauty and splendour. Also visit Angkor Thom, the former fortified Royal City built by King Jayavarman VII, which houses the Bayon and Baphuon temples, the Terrace of Elephants, the Terrace of the Leper King and Phimeanakas or the Celestial Palace. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 : Siem Reap and Angkor.

Enjoy a second day to really make the most of the amazing sights at Angkor. Visit the exquisite 10th century Banteay Srei Temple and Ta Keo, the first Angkorian monument built entirely of sandstone. Also visit Ta Prohm, Sras Srang and Prasat Kravan. Includes Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 16 : Siem Reap - UK.

Transfer to the airport for your overnight flight to the UK, or extend your stay on Phuket or Koh Samui. Includes Breakfast

DAY 17 : Home landing in the UK.

Hotels on Tour

  • Ho Chi Minh City:Pullman Saigon Centre
  • Phnom Penh:Sunway Hotel Phnom Penh
  • Siem Reap:Angkor Century Resort & Spa. <note>
  • NOTE:Tour hotels will be as specified or alternatives of a similar standard.</note>
  • Hanoi:Movenpick Hotel Hanoi
  • Halong Bay:La Vela (cruise boat)
  • Hoi An:Essence Hoi An
  • Hue:Indochine Palace

Visa Information

A visa is required to travel on this tour. Please refer to www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice prior to departure for the latest requirements and how to apply.

What's Included

  • VIP Private Home Pick-up Service to take you to and from your UK departure point (Terms & Conditions apply)
  • Flights
  • Accommodation on tour
  • Meals on tour - 12 breakfasts, 11 lunches and 8 dinners
  • Services of a local guide
  • Gratuities
  • Transfers
  • All airport taxes/service charges excluding locally paid departure tax where applicable

Holiday Highlights

  • Ho Chi Minh's Stilt House
  • Overnight cruise and visit to caves
  • Boat trip on the Perfume River
  • War Remnants Museum
  • Killing Fields
  • Angkor Wat

Why Book With Archers Holidays?

  • We've been part of the same family-owned company for 85 years
  • Great value holidays with no hidden costs
  • We have more touring holidays in North America and Europe than any other operator
  • Our expert Tour Directors have a 96% customer satisfaction score
  • Your holiday is fully protected through ABTA and ATOL
  • Private airport transfer included in your holiday
  • Great for single travellers
  • Save £50pp on your second holiday

Our Customers Rate this holiday 100% (12 reviews)

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12-Apr-2017

Tour very comprehensive, hotels excellent, and guides first class

01-Apr-2017

good value for money....too many pagodas and temples....all of group thought that but small price to pay...Cambodia was awesome.....special praise to michelle de cruz in customer relations before travelling...hope to do south America with you within ...

05-Mar-2017

Fnatastic tour with on the whole amazing hotels

20-Feb-2017

Very good value for money, when all the many flights, good quality hotels, entrance fees to places of interest, and some of the meals were included.<br/>One aspect not liked was that when we arrived in Hanoi and Saigon, (both large crowded cities,) w...

19-Feb-2017

Such good value for money and a varied programme.

18-Feb-2017

Good value.High standard of hotels, food etc.Very well organised

18-Feb-2017

Fantastic values , good hotels, transport and limo pick up to and from the airport a real bonus

26-Nov-2016

The airline was not great , Vietnam air, who ran out of food !! .

26-Nov-2016

We really enjoyed the holiday very much, the sightseeing was excellent but some of the hotels were very poor....not 4 or 5 Star as we know the in Europe.<br/>The Halong Bay cruise ( a highlight of the holiday) was very disappointing as the boat was n...

12-Nov-2016

Thoi was an excellent guide in Vietnam, and Savi in Cambodia. A couple of hitches were overcome.without fuss. Very enjoyable tour.

30-May-2016

would be excellent but for the tips. We weren't sure if the tips were passed on to the staff by courier. I notice this year the tips are included. Looking forward to our next trip.

10-May-2016

Hotels great,content of the tour was good. meals too good (put on weight), tour directors very knowledgeable and drivers helpful. Free water on the bus was a god send in the high temperatures. and we had more free time than other tours we have done,...

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