Take your family on an amazing adventure through Vietnam, culminating in a visit to one of the jewels of South East Asia, the magnificent temples of Angkor. Begin in the north of Vietnam in Hanoi, followed by a two-night cruise on stunning Halong Bay. Fly south to the beachside town of Hoi An, where there is the chance to venture into the countryside and spend time with local villagers. End with a flight to Siem Reap in the north of Cambodia, home to the famous Angkor Wat temples, where a luxury camping experience awaits deep in the jungle.
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Fly from London to Hanoi, on a direct flight with Vietnam Airlines. (N)
Arrive into Hanoi and transfer to the Hanoi La Siesta Hotel (Club Duplex Suite- 4 berth split-level apartment) for 2 nights. The rest of the day is at leisure. Optional activities include a tour to see a water puppets show. (N)
Explore one of Hanoi’s vibrant morning markets with a chef from the EZ cooking class centre, select some fresh ingredients then head to the centre's kitchens to learn how to prepare traditional Vietnamese cuisine in a hands-on cooking class. Afternoon at leisure. (B, L)
Morning drive to the harbour on Halong Bay, and board one of the Bhaya Legend’s fleet (private 2-cabin boat) for your tailor-made exploration of the bay and its islands. Discover fishing villages and limestone grottoes, kayak and swim in the bay, go squid fishing, try tai chi or just relax on board and enjoy the scenery. (B, L, D)
Leave the boat this morning and drive to Hanoi airport for a short flight to Danang on the Vietnamese coast. Transfer to Hoi An and stay at the Boutique Hoi An Resort (2-bedroom Beach Villa) for 3 nights, a beachfront property with a range of facilities. (B)
Spend your days in Hoi An exploring the ancient town centre, sampling fresh seafood or having your own tailor-made clothes prepared by the town’s famous tailors. Optional activities include a visit to a fishing village where you can paddle boats and learn to fish, or cycle out into the countryside to spend time with farming family and learn about local village life. (B)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport for an evening flight to Siem Reap in Cambodia. Transfer to the Heritage Suites Hotel (2 adjacent Classic Rooms) for 2 nights. (B)
Explore the Cambodian countryside, visiting isolated villages, authentic markets and some of the more remote temples of Angkor. Today there is the option to spend the night at the secluded Banteay Ampeul temple, where your Heritage Luxury Tent Camp* awaits (supplements for the luxury camp and tours are in the region of £1,200 per person). Here a spacious private tent has been set up for your family, furnished with fans, plush mattresses, pillows and linen, complete with separate bathroom facilities including a flush toilet and washbasin (available March-May only)*. (B, L, D)
Return to hotel in the late morning. The rest of day is at leisure, with the option to book a tour to explore the major Angkor Wat temples either by bike or with a car and driver. This evening a reservation has been made for your family at Phare Ponleu Selpak, a NGO that provides artistic training and educational programmes for local children. The show you will be watching is a circus performance, which aims to combine Cambodian folklore with modern-day issues, and focuses on the major disciplines of juggling, acrobatics and aerial acts. Spend your final night at the Heritage Suites Hotel (2 adjacent Classic Rooms). (B)
Morning at leisure. Optional visit to the ‘Flight of the Gibbon’, the only zipline in Cambodia with the advantage of being located within the Unesco World Heritage site of the Angkor Archaeological Park. Late afternoon flight from Siem Reap to Ho Chi Minh City with Vietnam Airlines. (B)
Early morning Vietnam Airlines flight direct back to London. Arrive same day. (N)
As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.
This tour is based in 4-star accommodation
Where indicated the tour accommodation is in 2-bedroom shared accommodation for 4 people. Where 2-bedroom accommodation is indicated, alternative, separate 1-bedroom accommodation is also available.
Due to local weather conditions the tented camp is only available between March and May. At other times the accommodation on the night of Day 10 will be at the Heritage Suites Hotel.
For a price quote based on alternative accommodation standards, to discuss flight options or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 3930 5233 or email Info@CoxandKings.co.uk.
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VFA2018: 10 Nights
Hanoi is relatively small and runs at quite an unhurried pace for a capital city. Restin...
Situated in the north-east region of Vietnam, Halong Bay is a bay in the Gulf of Tonkin...
The ancient town of Hoi An is located 30 km south of Danang on the banks of the Thu Bon...
Siem Reap is a town with a French colonial centre, and the gateway to the Temples of...