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2 FOR 1 VIETNAM & CAMBODIA

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15 DAYS $4999 FOR TWO PEOPLE!

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YOUR OVERALL EXPERIENCE

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Stunning natural wonders, centuries-old cities and culture, inviting hospitality, and some of the most mouth-wateringly delicious cuisine ever invented; Vietnam and Cambodia are two of South East Asia’s most captivating destinations for good reason. On this inspiring 15 day two-for-one package, the very best of these two diverse countries is now yours to discover - with a friend! 

Experience the hum of ancient Hanoi, a city which wears its passion for street food on its sleeve; cruise among the spectacular limestone islands of Halong Bay aboard a traditional Vietnamese junk boat; explore the beautifully preserved city of Hoi An at leisure; enjoy free time in the bustling Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon); and also learn about the Viet Cong at the historic Cu Chi Tunnels. Across the border in Cambodia, tick the once-forgotten temples of Angkor Wat and Angkor Thom off the list, plus enjoy free time to discover the sights of Phnom Penh. Optional tours to My Son Holy Land, the Golden Bridge of Ba Na Hills, a Mekong Delta tour and more are also available. Package includes return international flights, 12 nights hotel accommodation, an overnight cruise, and more! 


 

ITINERARY

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Day 1 / New Zealand - Hanoi, Vietnam

Today depart from either Auckland or *Christchurch for your flight to Hanoi, Vietnam. Fly with either Emirates, Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines to name a few (subject to availability). On arrival be picked up and transferred to the hotel in the capital of Vietnam, which is known for its centuries-old architecture and a rich culture with Southeast Asian, Chinese and French influence. 

Please note: Due to flight scheduling and availability, some departures may occur on day 0. Affected customers must be at the airport the night before. Flight times will be indicated on your final documentation which you will receive prior to departure.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: In-Flight


 

Day 2 / Hanoi - Halong Bay Cruise

This morning, after breakfast, drive through beautiful green rice paddy fields on the way to the coast (approx. 4 hours) where you will board a Junk boat for an overnight cruise through the thousands of towering limestone islands and emerald waters of UNESCO listed Halong Bay. Enjoy a seafood lunch before taking part in some afternoon activities such as swimming, relaxing on a remote beach, climbing to the top of a lookout for an amazing panoramic view or taking a ride on a rowing boat into a secluded bay. Continue this journey with a cruise further into the bay to visit a Pearl Farm. Drop anchor in the late evening for an overnight stay among the dramatic limestone peaks. 

Please note: The overnight cruise boat & services are the same for both the standard & premium packages.

Overnight: Traditional Junk Boat - Majestic Cruises, Halong Bay 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch;Dinner


 

Day 3 / Halong Bay - Hanoi

Early risers can take part in an optional Tai Chi class on deck this morning. After breakfast, climb aboard the tender for a visit to Sung Sot (Surprise) Cave, a colourful grotto of giant stalactites and stalagmites. Return to the boat and enjoy a short cooking class where you will learn how to prepare local delicacies such as spring rolls. Enjoy lunch on board, followed by a relaxing trip back into port, where you will disembark and return to Hanoi (approx. 4 hours). Upon arrival back into Hanoi check into the hotel for an evening at leisure. Alternatively, you can take part in an optional evening activity (not included). 

Optional Activity: Traditional Vietnamese Dinner with Water Puppet Show - $80 USD for 2 people arranged on tour
This evening you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to one of the best restaurants in Hanoi’s famous Old Quarter - Duong’s Restaurant. Here you will enjoy many Vietnamese traditional dishes such as Goi Cuon Tom Thit (fresh rice paper roll with prawn and pork), Pho Bo (noodle soup with beef), Bun Cha (BBQ vietnamese pork meatballs with noodles), Goi Ga Hoa Chuoi (banana blossom salad with chicken) and Che Nep Dua (sticky rice in coconut cream). After dinner you will transfer to a water puppet theatre for a spectacular water puppet show. Vietnamese water puppetry is a traditional and unique art of Vietnam. Each show lasts 45 minutes and includes lively illustrative Vietnamese pastoral scenes, rural daily life as well as fairy legends. Finish the evening with a transfer back to your hotel. Please note: The itinerary may be adjusted if the water puppet show at 8:00pm is not available. The water puppet show will be arranged at 6:30pm and the dinner at the restaurant after the show.

Overnight: Hanoi (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch


 

Day 4 / Hanoi - Da Nang - Hoi An

Today, transfer to the airport for your flight to Da Nang (approx. 1.5 hours). Upon arrival you will drive onwards to the ancient coastal city of Hoi An (approx. 1 hour), where you will check into the hotel. The rest of the afternoon is spent at leisure to explore this amazing city.

Overnight: Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 5 / Hoi An Free Day

Today is free at leisure to explore the graceful and historic Hoi An, which is Vietnam’s most atmospheric and delightful city. Once a major port, it boasts the grand architecture and beguiling riverside setting that befits its heritage, and the 21st-century curses of traffic and pollution are almost entirely absent. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included). 

Optional Activity: Ba Na Hills, Golden Bridge & Da Nang Full Day Tour - $310 NZD for 2 people
Early this morning you will be picked up from the hotel and travel to Ba Na Hill Station on the outskirts of Da Nang. Here you will take a cable car to Ba Na Hills where you will enjoy amazing views. Here you will visit an old French cellar (Debay Ancient Wine Cellar), a flower garden - Le Jardin D’amour, Linh Ung Pagoda, a wax statue museum and the iconic Golden Bridge. Afterwards, enjoy free time to explore this resort park then travel onwards to Da Nang where lunch will be provided. In the afternoon, return to Hoi An where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure. Inclusions: Transportation, English speaking guide, lunch, entrance fees, cable car ticket and drinking water.

Overnight: Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 6 / Hoi An Free Day

Today enjoy another day free at leisure to explore this fascinating city. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included). 

Optional Activity: My Son Holy Land Tour - $140 NZD for 2 people
Depart early this morning and travel to My Son (approx. 1 hour), a UNESCO World Heritage site located 40km southwest of Hoi An. My Son was once the capital and religious centre of the Cham people and is believed to be the longest inhabited archaeological site in Indochina. The ruins of My Son were built between the 7th to 13th century BC and are located in a valley surrounded by mountains, the sides of which are covered in thick jungle. Hon Quap (Cat's Tooth Mountain) overlooks the site, its crooked peak mimicked by the architecture of some temples' roofs. These mountains are the source of the Thu Bon river, a holy river which flows through the site. Lunch will be included at a local restaurant and after the day’s tour of this magnificent site be transferred back to the hotel in Hoi An. Inclusions: Transfers to and from your hotel to My Son Holy Land, English speaking tour guide.

Overnight in Hoi An (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 7 / Hoi An - Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

After breakfast you will be transferred to nearby Da Nang Airport for the flight to Ho Chi Minh City (formerly Saigon), a bustling metropolis located in the south of the country (approx. 1.5 hour). Upon arrival you will be picked up and transferred to the hotel where you may enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 8 / Cu Chi Tunnels Half Day Tour

This morning, be picked up from the hotel and head to the Cu Chi Tunnels (approx. 1 hour) for a half day tour. The Cu Chi Tunnels were constructed by Vietnamese fighters during the country’s long fight for independence. The network of tunnels which make up this underground city include living rooms, kitchens, hospitals, weapons factories, storage facilities and a command centre. The tunnel system was an excellent way for the Vietcong to move around the countryside undetected by foreign troops and was at one stage home to around 10,000 people. After exploring these tunnels, along with nearby remains of American tanks and numerous bomb craters, drive back to Ho Chi Minh City arriving in the mid afternoon. The rest of the evening will be spent at leisure.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 9 / Ho Chi Minh City Free Day

Today is yours to enjoy at leisure. Alternatively, you can take the opportunity to join an optional tour (not included). 

Optional Activity: Mekong Delta Day Tour - $130 NZD for 2 people
This morning after breakfast be picked up from the hotel and travel to the city of My Tho (approx. 1.5 hours) on the banks of the Mekong. Upon arrival, board a motor boat and cruise along the Mekong River. The boat will take you to Xep Canal, a lovely place where you will transfer to smaller canoes so you may navigate the smaller canals. These canals are lovely places where you can escape the traffic of the main river. Here you will cruise under coconut trees before arriving at a small islet. Disembark and walk around a small local village. Stop at a local family’s home to enjoy tropical fruit, honey tea and wine and listen to traditional Vietnamese music performed by the villagers. Afterwards continue onwards to another islet where a traditional Vietnamese lunch will be prepared by a local family (included). In the afternoon return to Ho Chi Minh City. Please note this tour includes travel in smaller traditional river boats, which may be difficult for less mobile, and/or elderly travellers to get in and out of. Inclusions: Transfers to and from the hotel, English speaking tour guide, Mekong River boat trip, lunch, honey tea and honey wine, seasonal fruits and a traditional music performance.

Overnight: Ho Chi Minh City (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 10 / Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Today you will be picked up at the hotel early in the morning to begin your journey to Phnom Penh, Cambodia by way of a tourist bus (not a private group service). Stop at the Vietnam/Cambodia Moc Bai Bavet border for visa processing (visa cost not included) and then continue onwards to Phnom Penh. This journey can take anywhere between 6 to 8 hours depending on the visa processing times on the border. On arrival, be welcomed by the tour guide and transfer to the hotel. The afternoon is free to at leisure. 

Please note: - For customers who would prefer to fly to Phnom Penh rather than take the tourist bus, a flight upgrade option is available for $220 NZD per person which includes an afternoon flight from Ho Chi Minh City and airport transfers in Ho Chi Minh City and Phnom Penh. - Flights are subject to schedule changes and/or delays and may not always arrive in Phnom Penh before the bus.

Overnight: Phnom Penh (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 11 / Phnom Penh Free Day

Today is free at leisure to explore the capital city of Cambodia. 

Optional Activity: ‘Choeung Ek’ Killing Fields & Phnom Penh City Tour- $250 NZD for 2 people
After breakfast you will be picked up from the hotel to explore the capital city with the bustling Central Market, the Independence Monument, Wat Ounalom. After a set lunch at a local restaurant continue on to the Tuol Sleng Prison Museum and the notorious “Killing Fields” of Choeung Ek, gaining a deep insight into the painful rule of the Khmer Rouge. Afterwards you will visit the Royal Palace and the sacred Silver Pagoda, which is well known for its 5000 silver tiled floor. Upon completion of the tour you will be transferred back to the hotel. Inclusions: Transfers to and from the hotel, English speaking tour guide and a local lunch.

Overnight: Phnom Penh (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 12 / Phnom Penh - Siem Reap

After an early breakfast at the hotel you will travel to Siem Reap by way of a tourist bus (not a private group service, approx. 6 hours) passing through three provinces, Kandal, Kampong Cham and KamPong Thom. On arrival be greeted by a tour guide in Siem Reap and transferred to the hotel for an afternoon at leisure.

Overnight: Siem Reap (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast


 

Day 13 / Full Day Temples of Angkor Wat Tour

After breakfast at the hotel, you will begin your full day tour to Angkor Wat, the most balanced, the most harmonious and the most perfect Khmer temple. It shows Khmer art, which reached the height of its glory in the 12th century. See the south gate of Angkor Thom, then visit the Terrace of Elephants, which used to be a base for the king’s grand audience hall. The Terrace of the Leper King was a terrace which housed the royal crematory. 

Continue on to visit an amazing view of Ta Prohm Temple which has been deliberately left as it was discovered. Enjoy a set lunch at a local restaurant before visiting Pre Rup Temple, a classic example of temple-mountain; Eastern Mebon, Ta Som, Neak Pean, a unique ancient hospital built in the reign of King Jayavarman VI (1181-1220); and Preah Khan, a large temple built on the site of a battle that ended in Angkor’s downfall at the land of the Cham. After the tour you will be transferred back to the hotel for an evening of leisure.

Overnight: Siem Reap (Standard Or Premium Hotel Option) 
Meals included: Breakfast;Lunch


 

Day 14 / Siem Reap, Cambodia – New Zealand

Today you will be picked up from the hotel and transferred to the airport for your return flight back to New Zealand. Packed breakfast can be requested for travellers with an early departure. For travellers with a late departure, luggage storage facilities will be available at the hotel.


Meals included: Breakfast;In-Flight


 

Day 15 / Arrive in New Zealand

Please note: Some flights may arrive +1 days.

 



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