20 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise and flights

20 day Vietnam & Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise including return international flights, accommodation, transfers, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing and more.

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  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
  • 20 day Vietnam & Cambodia Tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise
 

Highlights

 

Experience unparalleled serenity and immerse yourself in the stunning beauty of South East Asia with a 20 day Vietnam and Cambodia tour with Halong Bay and Mekong River cruise. 

Take in the sights and sounds of the mighty Mekong Delta, cruise Halong Bay on a traditional Vietnamese Junk and discover the ancient history of charming Hoi An

Snorkel the crystal clear waters of around Nha Trang’s pristine beaches, explore the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels, enjoy a city tour of Hanoi and so much more.

Your package includes return international flights, accommodation, breakfast daily plus bonus meals, in-depth sightseeing, professional tour guides, dedicated transportation and more.

See Inclusions for more.

 
 

Day 1: New Zealand–airplane-takeoff– Hanoi

Today, depart New Zealand for Hanoi, Vietnam! Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to your hotel for check-in.

 Day 2: Hanoi (B, L)

 This morning, take a city tour of Hanoi and will explore attractions such as the Temple of Literature, Vietnam’s first university, Ho Chi Minh Complex (Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, One Pillar Pagoda) and Tran Quoc Pagoda, one of the oldest pagodas in Vietnam. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Why not explore the Old Quarter for shopping, bars and restaurants.  

Optional tour: Hanoi Street food (Dinner included) – Enjoy a walk around the Old Quarter in the afternoon and appreciate the local lifestyles as you wind through Hanoi’s streets. You will have a taste of Northern Vietnamese delicacies such as: stuffed pancake, banh my, stuffed sticky rice balls, the unique egg coffee and many more. 

Day 3: Hanoi – Halong Bay (B,L,D) cruise-icon

Today travel by coach through the rich farm land of the Red River Delta to arrive at Halong Bay. Designated a World Heritage site in 1994, Halong Bay’s spectacular scatter of islands, dotted with wind- and wave-eroded grottoes, is a vision of ethereal beauty. Upon arrival you will board a ship to visit the thousands of limestone islands filled with caves of all shapes and sizes. The sails of junks and sampans gliding along the clear and emerald waters of the bay form a magnificent scene that blends into the sky. You will also have the opportunity to visit some of the hidden grottoes beneath the towering cliffs.

Day 4: Halong Bay – Hanoi –airplane-takeoff– Hue (B,L)

Awake early and participate in Tai Chi on the top deck or simply relax and enjoy the sunrise over the bay’s towering islands, a sight not to be missed! Enjoy a morning cup of coffee or tea, before setting out to explore nearby islands by rowboat. Return to the junk for breakfast then take advantage of the sundeck and admire the amazing rock formations of Halong Bay. Enjoy an early light lunch before heading back to the jetty to meet your driver for the journey to Hanoi Airport. From here you’ll board a short flight to Hue in the late afternoon. On arrival, you’ll be met at Hue airport and transferred to your hotel.

Day 5: Hue (B,L)

Today we visit the Imperial Citadel. This was the center of power for the Nguyen Dynasty who ruled between 1802 and 1945. Here, we will visit Flag Tower, Noon Gate, Nine Dynastic Urns, Nine Holy Cannons, Thai Hoa Palace, and the Forbidden Purple City. Later, board a boat for a wonderful trip on the Perfume River and a visit to Thien Mu pagoda where you’ll enjoy a vegetarian meal prepared by the local nuns. The remainder of the day is at leisure.

Day 6: Hue – Hoi An (B)

Today, leave Hue behind you as you make your way to Hoi An. Today’s trip takes you over the famous Hai Van Pass which crosses over a spur of the Annamite Range that emerges from the west and juts into the South China Sea, forming the Hai Van Peninsula and the adjoining Son Tra Island. The pass, which once formed the boundary between the kingdoms of Dai Viet and Champa, also forms a boundary between the climates of northern and southern Vietnam, sheltering the city of Da Nang from the “Chinese winds” that blow in from the northwest. During the winter months (November– March), for instance, weather on the north side of the pass might be wet and cold, while the south side might be warm and dry.

On the other side of the pass, you will be transferred to the UNESCO World Heritage listed town of Hoi An. 

Day 7: Hoi An (B)

Today you will explore Hoi An on foot, visiting an old merchant’s home, Hoi An Market, a local Chinese temple and the Japanese Covered Bridge. The bridge was first constructed here in the 1590s by the Japanese community to link them with the Chinese quarters. Over the centuries the ornamentation has remained relatively faithful to the original Japanese design. The French flattened out the roadway for cars, but the original arched shape was restored in 1986. Enjoy the afternoon at your leisure to wander through the town or relax at one of the many cafés along the picturesque Thu Bon River. 

Day 8: Hoi An (B)

Free day at leisure – continue exploring the Ancient Quarter or head to the beach/swimming pool for relaxing.

Day 9: Hoi An – Danang –airplane-takeoff– Nha Trang (B)

Today you will take a short flight to Nha Trang, a famous beach city of Vietnam. On arrival in Nha Trang, you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure to explore this bustling seaside favourite.

Day 10: Nha Trang – Islands and Snorkelling Tour (B,L)

 Today you’ll enjoy a day island hopping around Nha Trangs stunning islands and beaches.  First stop is Tri Nguyen Aquarium on Mieu Island, home to many sea species of Nha Trang/Khanh Hoa province. Mun Island is the best island for snorkelling where you can see lots of colorful coral and fish. You will also be able to see caves in which the sea swallows make their nests from the boat. Then you have the opportunity to relax, swim or do some water sports at Mot Island, Tranh Beach Island or on a small island called “Mini beach”. Lunch is enjoyed on this island. On the way back you’ll visit a fishing village before arriving to the shore and transferred back to your hotel.

Day 11: Nha Trang airplane-takeoff Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Today is free at leisure before your transfer for your flight to Ho Chi Minh City. On arrival, you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The remainder of the day is at leisure. 

Day 12: Ho Chi Minh City Tour – Cu Chi Tunnels (B, L)

After breakfast, you will have a half day tour of Ho Chi Minh City with highlights such as, Notre Dame Cathedral, Post Office, War Remnant Museum and soaking up the atmosphere at Ben Thanh market, one of Ho Chi Minh’s liveliest areas.

In the afternoon we continue on to Cu Chi Tunnels. During the Vietnam War, guerrilla fighters built a labyrinth of narrow tunnels, using them to hide in during bombing raids and to stage surprise attacks. Today, the remaining tunnels have become a major tourist attraction, giving visitors a unique understanding of what life was like during the Vietnam War.

Day 13: Ho Chi Minh City – Mekong Delta (Cai Be – Vinh Long) cruise-icon (B,L,D)

After breakfast we depart for Cai Be in the Mekong Delta by road. We then board a boat and stop along the way to see local handicrafts that provide a living for the river people. Observe from the comfort of your boat life as it plays out on the riverbanks – the people, the stunning landscapes – while your attentive crew serves tea and seasonal fruit. Before arriving at Sa Dec, go ashore to visit a pottery factory where everything is made by hand and all is recycled. Arrive in Sa Dec and take a stroll to the outdoor market. Visit the local celebrity: the ancient house of Huynh Thuy Le, a real-life character of the novel and film “The Lover” by Marguerite Duras. Lunch is served on board while cruising towards Can Tho along a narrow canal teeming with life. You will pass monkey bridges and tiny villages before stopping for a visit to a Cao Dai Temple. Cycle or row in a small boat around the countryside to explore the surroundings. Your last stop before sunset is at an ancient house, “Nha Co” dating back to the 19th Century. The owner welcomes you and a candlelit dinner is served in this authentic countryside setting. After dinner return to the boat while Song Xanh continues its cruise towards Hau River. Overnight on board.

 Day 14: Mekong Delta – Ho Chi Minh City (B)

Awake early for a visit to the famous Cai Rang Floating Market which only operates from 5am – 8am every day. Breakfast is served on board while the Song Xanh navigates towards the market among local barges laden with fruit and vegetables. Be sure to have your camera ready! Later on, cruise towards Victoria Can Tho and disembark at the hotel’s private jetty. You’ll then be transferred back to your Ho Chi Minh City hotel.

Day 15: Ho Chi Minh City –airplane-takeoff– Siem Reap (B)

Today you will be transported to Ho Chi Minh City airport for your flight Siem Reap. On arrival at Siem Reap airport you will be greeted and transferred to your hotel.  Tonight is at leisure.

Day 16: Siem Reap – Angkor Temples   (B,L)

Spend a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples. Your day starts with a visit to Angkor Wat, then we will visit the ancient Ta Prohm Monastery.

In the afternoon, visit Angkor Thom (the Great City) beginning by the south gate and the famous Bayon of the 12th and 13th centuries. Then, journey to the Elephant Terrace and the raised Leper King Terrace, built in the 12th century and which features many beautifully sculptured Apsaras. Tonight is at leisure.

Day 17:  Siem Reap – Phnom Penh  (B)

Enjoy your leisure time this morning before your 6 hour bus journey to Phnom Penh. Watch as the Cambodian countryside passes by and the unique modes of transport local people use to carry their wares. This evening is at leisure.

Optional Tour: Tonle Sap Lake. 
Start your trip with Kampong Kleang, a floating village on the Tonle Sap Lake, and as yet bypassed by mass tourism. All the houses are on stilts offering an exceptional natural environment with breathtaking views of floodplains, rice fields and water vistas as far as the eye can see. Walk through the village meeting the locals and a family who raises crocodiles. Afterwards, travel by boat over the canals to a large lake where Vietnamese people live when they are displaced from their homes because of the seasons. Then we return to the hotel for relaxing.

Day 18: Phnom Penh   (B,L)

This morning we take in everything Phnom Penh has the offer, The Royal Palace, Silver Pagoda, National Museum and Wat Ounalom. Afterwards, enjoy shopping for unique souvenirs at Central Market. Over lunch we watch the royal dance rehearsal by the Apsara Arts Association.

Later, discover the place where journalists camped on the eve of the Khmer Rouge takeover followed by the exciting ghostly building. Touring to Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, a former school served as Khmer Rouge prison before heading to the Choeung Ek Killing Field and learn about the atrocities that took place here. Finally, taste some Khmer snacks while learning how the bloody history still haunts Cambodian lives.

Day 19: Phnom Penh – airplane-takeoff– New Zealand(B)

This morning enjoy breakfast at the hotel before your transfer for your flight home to New Zealand.

Day 20: New Zealand

Arrive home today.

 

Inclusions

 

Your package includes return international airfares, transfers, breakfast daily, in-depth sightseeing, overnight Halong Bay cruise, overnight Mekong Delta River cruise, Nha Trang Island hopping, a full day exploring Angkor temples, superior accommodation and more…

  • Return international airfares with a full service airline including checked luggage
  • All internal airfares with Vietnam Airlines 
  • All transfers throughout Vietnam
  • 16 nights’ superior hotel accommodation including breakfast daily 
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise including all meals while on-board
  • Overnight Mekong River cruise including all meals while on-board
  • Breakfast daily plus 9 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
  • The services of professional English speaking local tour guides throughout
  • In-depth sightseeing as per the itinerary

Highlights:

  • Experience the mighty Mekong Delta on an overnight cruise 
  • Relax on board a traditional Vietnamese Junk while cruising the UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay on an overnight cruise
  • Discover Vietnam’s grand history at the Imperial Citadel in Hue
  • Immerse yourself in the ancient history of charming Hoi An
  • Enjoy a day of swimming and snorkelling around Nha Trang’s beautiful islands and pristine beaches
  • Explore the infamous Cu Chi Tunnels – learn how these tunnels were created and used during the War
  • Visit the major sights of vibrant Ho Chi Minh City including Notre Dame Cathedral and War Remnant Museum
  • Enjoy a in depth city tour of Hanoi and its best sights
  • Enjoy a full day discovering the mystical Angkor temples
  • Discover The Royal Palace and take in everything that Phnom Penh has to offer
 

Fine Print

 

How to book:

To book your Tour:

  • Bookings essential
  • Once you have completed your online booking you will receive an Order Confirmation, which will include a link to complete our Travel Partners booking form. 
  • This booking form MUST be completed and submitted to our Travel Partner in order to confirm your booking. 
  • Voucher valid for 1 person (must purchase 2 vouchers)
  • Must book minimum 65 days prior to departure, whichever is earlier 
  • Book early to secure your desired date and time

Deposit Information:

  • A deposit of $199 per person are due at the time of purchase in order to secure your date.
  • All peak season surcharges, interstate surcharges (if applicable) and single supplements (if applicable) are also due at the time of purchase and will be reflected at the checkout stage.
  • Final Payment is due 120 days prior to travel. If you book within 120 days of travel, you will be sent an invoice within 7 days for final payment.
  • Invoices will be emailed to you in advance and it is your responsibility to ensure payments are made prior to the due date
  • Should payment not be received by the due date, your booking will be cancelled and all prior payments will remain strictly non-refundable.
  • Your tour is subject to availability at the time of your booking. We advise you to book early to avoid disappointment.

Tour Excludes: Travel insurance, Tipping, Visas and anything which is not mentioned in the itinerary or ‘Optional’

Single Supplement:

$1238 per person in addition to the twin share voucher.

You will be contacted by our Travel Partner after submitting your booking form to pay the single supplement. 

Triple Share: Not available 

Group Sizes: 2 -30 people 

Accommodation: 

Hanoi – La Casa Hotel Hanoi or similar
Halong Bay Cruise – Oriental Sails or similar
Hue – Romance Hotel or similar
Hoi An – Hoi An Coco River Resort or similar
Nha Trang – Yasaka Hotel Saigon Nha Trang or similar 
Ho Chi Minh City – Silverland Central Hotels & Spa or similar
Mekong River – Mekong Eyes River Cruise  or similar 
Siem Reap – Angkor Paradise Hotel or similar
Phnom Penh – Le Mont Hotel or similar 

Optional Tours:

  • Hanoi Street Food Tour – $77 per person
  • Halong Seaplane – $198 per person
  • My Son Tour – $77 per person 
  • Saigon Dinner Cruise – $77 per person 
  • Tonle Sap Lake tour: $102 per person 

You will be contacted after submitting your booking form to book any optional tours. 

For more information see the itinerary.

Travel Insurance: We strongly recommend that all customers purchase Travel Insurance as soon as they make a purchase on our website. Help cover yourself for the unexpected with great value Webjet Travel Insurance, we highly recommend it. Click here for a quote.

 

Any deposits paid at the time of purchase are non-refundable.

 

Travel Dates

 

2018

6 May
20 May
10 June
24 June
8 July
22 July
12 August
26 August
2 September 
16 September
30 September
14 October*
28 October*
4 November*
18 November*

2019

7 January**
11 March*
1 April*
6 May
10 June
15 July
12 August
9 September
7 October*
11 November*
2 December*

* Departures in February, March, April, October and November  incur a peak season surcharge of $220 per person.

** Departures in January incur a peak season surcharge of $440 per person.

Surcharges may apply to some dates, please see the availability calendar for more details

Bookings not accepted when within 65 days of departure

Availability on Departure Dates listed in Fine Print is subject to change. Live availability is shown on the availability calendar after clicking on the BUY NOW button

 

Flight Information

 

Airline: 

  • Return economy airfare with Vietnam Airlines or similar full service carrier
  • Including a minimum of 1 x checked bag up to 30kg per passenger.
  • One return airfare is supplied per voucher.
  • Names cannot be changed once flights have been booked. Once we receive your form and your dates are available, your booking will be completed – no further changes will be possible.
  • The airfare remains non-refundable at all times.

Flights:

  • Some flights may depart a day before the itinerary and involve up to 2 transits. These changes are beyond our control and are subject to availability and airline schedule changes.
  • Full names (First, Middle & Surname) as per passport must be provided for ticketing. Passport Details are also required at time of booking in order to confirm your flights. 
  • Once your flights are confirmed and ticketed, flights are non-refundable and non-changeable.
  • Flight itineraries will not be provided until 30 days prior to departure, along with final documentation.
  • All flights have been booked to meet minimum connection times as per airline policy and fare rules.

Arriving early/Extending your trip: $165 per person (subject to availability and applicable fare difference). If you wish to alter or extend your trip, please purchase your voucher first and submit a request on your booking form. We will then provide quotations for any alternations or extensions. Should you wish to proceed any additional charges will be collected. However if you are unhappy with the options a full refund of the voucher will be provided. This fee does not include accommodation

 

 

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Package Inclusions
  • Return international flights
  • All internal airfares with Vietnam Airlines 
  • All transfers throughout Vietnam
  • 16 nights’ superior hotel accommodation including breakfast daily 
  • Overnight Halong Bay cruise 
  • Overnight Mekong River cruise
  • Breakfast daily plus 9 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Dedicated air-conditioned transportation
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